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Jonathan Russin, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Title(s)Assistant Surgical Director, USC Neurorestoration Center

    Title(s)Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Keck Hospital of USC


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    Completed an infolded fellowship in epilepsy surgery under the direction of Dr. Charles Liu during PGY-6 year of residency. Traveled to Japan and spent time with Dr. Takanori Fukushima studying skull base and cerebrovascular neurosurgery. After residency completed a fellowship under the direct instruction of Dr. Robert Spetzler with a focus on cerebrovascular/skull base disease including complex bypass procedures, aneurysm treatment, management of cranial and spinal arteriovenous malformations and cavernous malformations as well as resection of skull base pathology such as schwannomas, meningiomas and chondrosarcomas.

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    1. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Role of botulinum neurotoxin-A in cerebral revascularization graft vasospasm prevention: current state of knowledge. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Feb 01; 46(2):E13. PMID: 30717063.
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    2. Russin JJ, Dehdashti AR, Vajkoczy P, Kuroda S, Mao Y. Introduction. The unrealized gain of cerebral revascularization. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Feb 01; 46(2):E1. PMID: 30717061.
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    3. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Buchanan IA, Rennert RC, Kim PE, Fredrickson VL, Russin JJ. Postoperative antiplatelet therapy in the treatment of complex basilar apex aneurysms implementing Hunterian ligation and extracranial-to-intracranial bypass: review of the literature with an illustrative case report. World Neurosurg. 2018 Dec 08. PMID: 30537547.
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    4. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Chien M, Mack WJ, Amar AP, Russin JJ. A3-A3 Anastomosis in the Management of Complex Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: Experience With in Situ Bypass and Lessons Learned From Pseudoaneurysm Cases. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 21. PMID: 30462326.
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    5. Ravina K, Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Chien M, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Pedicled temporoparietal fascial flap for combined revascularization in adult moyamoya disease. J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 01; 1-7. PMID: 30497163.
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    6. Ravina K, Buchanan IA, Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Occipital Artery to Posterior Cerebral Artery Bypass Using Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Treatment of Fusiform, Unruptured Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Nov 01; 15(5):E50-E51. PMID: 29618068.
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    7. Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Radwanski RE, Ravina K, Chien M, Russin JJ. Running-to-Interrupted Microsuture Technique for Vascular Bypass. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Oct 01; 15(4):412-417. PMID: 29309665.
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    8. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Fredrickson V, Bakhsheshian J, Chien M, Mack W, Amar A, Russin JJ. Fusiform vertebral artery aneurysms involving the posterior inferior cerebellar artery origin associated with the sole angiographic anterior spinal artery origin: technical case report and treatment paradigm proposal. J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 01; 1-7. PMID: 30485231.
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    9. Strickland BA, Ravina K, Russin JJ. In Reply to "Overestimated Role of Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass in Management of Blood-Blister Aneurysm". World Neurosurg. 2018 10; 118:393-394. PMID: 30248818.
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    10. Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Ravina K, Bakhsheshian J, Fredrickson V, Tenser M, Amar A, Mack W, Carey J, Russin JJ. Efficacy and Outcomes of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery (PICA) Bypass for Proximal PICA and Vertebral Artery-PICA Aneurysms: A Case Series. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Oct 01; 15(4):395-403. PMID: 29444270.
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    11. Wolfswinkel EM, Landau MJ, Ravina K, Kokot NC, Russin JJ, Carey JN. EC-IC bypass for cerebral revascularization following skull base tumor resection: Current practices and innovations. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):815-825. PMID: 30196557.
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    12. Buchanan IA, Ravina K, Strickland B, Fredrickson V, She R, Mathew A, Rennert R, Russin JJ. Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms from Coccidioidal Meningitis: Case Report Featuring Aneurysm Formation and Spontaneous Thrombosis with Literature Review. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan; 121:117-123. PMID: 30201579.
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    13. Strickland BA, Bakhsheshian J, Rennert RC, Fredrickson VL, Lam J, Amar A, Mack W, Carey J, Russin JJ. Descending Branch of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral Artery Graft for Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Revascularization. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Sep 01; 15(3):285-291. PMID: 30125010.
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    14. Ravina K, Buchanan IA, Wolfswinkel EM, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Carey JN, Russin JJ. Transblepharo-Preseptal Modified Orbitozygomatic Craniotomy for Treatment of Ruptured Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. World Neurosurg. 2018 11; 119:232. PMID: 30092476.
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    15. Rennert RC, Ravina K, Strickland BA, Bakhsheshian J, Fredrickson VL, Russin JJ. Complete Cavernous Sinus Resection: An Analysis of Complications. World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov; 119:89-96. PMID: 30075273.
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    16. Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Ravina K, Bakhsheshian J, Carey J, Russin JJ. Transblepharo-Preseptal Modified Orbitozygomatic Approach for the Treatment of Ruptured Proximal Anterior Circulation Aneurysms. World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct; 118:e335-e345. PMID: 30257293.
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    17. Ravina K, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ, Giannotta SL. Revision Microvascular Decompression for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm: Factors Associated with Surgical Failure. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Feb; 80(1):31-39. PMID: 30733898.
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    18. Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Bakhsheshian J, Ravina K, Fredrickson V, Giannotta SL, Russin JJ. Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass for Treatment of Blister Aneurysms: Efficacy and Analysis of Complications Compared with Alternative Treatment Strategies. World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep; 117:e417-e424. PMID: 29920386.
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    19. Rennert RC, Ravina K, Strickland BA, Bakhsheshian J, Carey J, Russin JJ. Radial Artery Fascial Flow-Through Free Flap for Complex Cerebral Revascularization: Technical Notes and Long-Term Neurologic and Radiographic Outcomes. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jun 16. PMID: 29920593.
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    20. Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Ravina K, Bakhsheshian J, Fredrickson V, Carey J, Russin JJ. Intraoperative Assessment of Cortical Perfusion After Intracranial-To-Intracranial and Extracranial-To-Intracranial Bypass for Complex Cerebral Aneurysms Using Flow 800. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jun 12. PMID: 29897545.
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    21. Babadjouni R, Wen T, Donoho DA, Buchanan IA, Cen SY, Friedman RA, Amar A, Russin JJ, Giannotta SL, Mack WJ, Attenello FJ. Increased Hospital Surgical Volume Reduces Rate of 30- and 90-Day Readmission After Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2018 Jun 08. PMID: 29889284.
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    22. Rangwala SD, Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Ravina K, Bakhsheshian J, Hurth K, Giannotta SL, Russin JJ. Ruptured Mycotic Aneurysm of the Distal Circulation in a Patient with Mucormycosis Without Direct Skull Base Extension: Case Report. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 May 24. PMID: 29800469.
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    23. Rennert RC, Strickland BA, Ravina K, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ. Assessment of Hemodynamic Changes and Hyperperfusion Risk After Extracranial-to-Intracranial Bypass Surgery Using Intraoperative Indocyanine Green-Based Flow Analysis. World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun; 114:352-360. PMID: 29626683.
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    24. Russin JJ, Montagne A, D'Amore F, He S, Shiroishi MS, Rennert RC, Depetris J, Zlokovic BV, Mack WJ. Permeability imaging as a predictor of delayed cerebral ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2018 Jun; 38(6):973-979. PMID: 29611451.
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    25. Strickland BA, Rennert RC, Bakhsheshian J, Bulic S, Correa AJ, Amar A, Carey J, Russin JJ. Botulinum toxin to improve vessel graft patency in cerebral revascularization surgery: report of 3 cases. J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb 01; 1-7. PMID: 29498577.
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    26. Russin J, Carey J. Radial Artery Fascial Flow-Through Free Flap for Combined Revascularization in Moyamoya Disease. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Feb 01; 14(2):139-144. PMID: 29351682.
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    27. Zada G, Bakhsheshian J, Pham M, Minneti M, Christian E, Winer J, Robison A, Wrobel B, Russin J, Mack WJ, Giannotta S. Development of a Perfusion-Based Cadaveric Simulation Model Integrated into Neurosurgical Training: Feasibility Based On Reconstitution of Vascular and Cerebrospinal Fluid Systems. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Jan 01; 14(1):72-80. PMID: 29117409.
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    28. Azadgoli B, Leland HA, Wolfswinkel EM, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ, Carey JN. Combined Direct and Indirect Cerebral Revascularization Using Local and Flow-Through Flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2018 Feb; 34(2):103-107. PMID: 28946153.
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    29. Walcott BP, Russin JJ, Babadjouni R, Mack WJ. Selective embolization of ruptured feeding artery aneurysm followed by resection of arteriovenous malformation. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Jul; 43(VideoSuppl1):V4. PMID: 28669270.
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    30. Fredrickson VL, Russin JJ, Strickland BA, Bakhsheshian J, Amar AP. Intraoperative Imaging for Vascular Lesions. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2017 Oct; 28(4):603-613. PMID: 28917288.
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    31. Strickland BA, Pham MH, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Bow Hunter's Syndrome: Surgical Management (Video) and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul; 103:953.e7-953.e12. PMID: 28450231.
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    32. Russin JJ. The arborization bypass: Sequential intracranial-intracranial bypasses for an unruptured fusiform MCA aneurysm. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 May; 39:209-211. PMID: 28209313.
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    33. Liu C, Russin J, Heck C, Kawata K, Adiga R, Yen W, Lambert J, Stear B, Law M, Marquez Y, Crino P, Millett D, Langford D. Dysregulation of PINCH signaling in mesial temporal epilepsy. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Feb; 36:43-52. PMID: 27838154.
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    34. Strickland BA, Attenello F, Russin JJ. Extracranial to intracranial bypass for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms in the pediatric population. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 34:6-10. PMID: 27430415.
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    35. Liu Q, Babadjouni R, Radwanski R, Cheng H, Patel A, Hodis DM, He S, Baumbacher P, Russin JJ, Morgan TE, Sioutas C, Finch CE, Mack WJ. Stroke Damage Is Exacerbated by Nano-Size Particulate Matter in a Mouse Model. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0153376. PMID: 27071057.
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    36. Spetzler RF, McDougall CG, Zabramski JM, Albuquerque FC, Hills NK, Russin JJ, Partovi S, Nakaji P, Wallace RC. The Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial: 6-year results. J Neurosurg. 2015 Sep; 123(3):609-17. PMID: 26115467.
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    37. Quach ET, Gonzalez AA, Shilian P, Russin JJ. Posterior circulation cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome after high flow external carotid artery to middle cerebral artery bypass. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep; 22(9):1515-8. PMID: 25981551.
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    38. Russin JJ, Kramer DR, Thomas D, Hasson D, Liu CY, Amar AP, Mack WJ, Giannotta SL. The importance of preoperative diagnosis of blister aneurysms. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Sep; 22(9):1408-12. PMID: 25960141.
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    39. Rangel-Castilla L, Russin JJ, Britz GW, Spetzler RF. Update on transient cardiac standstill in cerebrovascular surgery. Neurosurg Rev. 2015 Oct; 38(4):595-602. PMID: 25931209.
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    40. Russin JJ. Petroclival Tumors: A Paternalistic Challenge. World Neurosurg. 2015 Aug; 84(2):231-2. PMID: 25888810.
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    41. Russin JJ, Rangel-Castilla L, Kalani MY, Spetzler RF. Surgical management, outcomes, and recurrence rate of orbital lymphangiomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 May; 22(5):877-82. PMID: 25796957.
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    42. Attenello FJ, Reid P, Wen T, Cen S, Kim-Tenser M, Sanossian N, Russin J, Amar A, Giannotta S, Mack WJ, Tenser M. Evaluation of time to aneurysm treatment following subarachnoid hemorrhage: comparison of patients treated with clipping versus coiling. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 Apr; 8(4):373-7. PMID: 25765950.
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    43. Russin J, Babiker H, Ryan J, Rangel-Castilla L, Frakes D, Nakaji P. Computational Fluid Dynamics to Evaluate the Management of a Giant Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):1057-65. PMID: 25541083.
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    44. Rangel-Castilla L, Kalani MY, Cronk K, Zabramski JM, Russin JJ, Spetzler RF. Vertebral artery transposition for revascularization of the posterior circulation: a critical assessment of temporary and permanent complications and outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2015 Mar; 122(3):671-7. PMID: 25397367.
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    45. Rangel-Castilla L, Russin JJ, Spetzler RF. Surgical management of skull base tumors. Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2016 Jul-Aug; 21(4):325-35. PMID: 27330418; PMCID: PMC4899518 [Available on 07/01/17].
    46. Zaidi HA, Russin JJ, Spetzler RF. Conservative management vs intervention for unruptured brain arteriovenous malformations. JAMA. 2014 Sep 10; 312(10):1058. PMID: 25203088.
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    47. Rangel-Castilla L, Russin JJ, Zaidi HA, Martinez-Del-Campo E, Park MS, Albuquerque FC, McDougall CG, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF. Contemporary management of spinal AVFs and AVMs: lessons learned from 110 cases. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E14. PMID: 25175433.
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    48. Russin JJ, Spetzler RF, Giannotta S, Meyer FB, Lawton MT, Cohen-Gadol AA. Introduction: Strategies for management and outcomes of arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):Introduction. PMID: 25175448.
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    49. Rangel-Castilla L, Russin JJ, Martinez-Del-Campo E, Soriano-Baron H, Spetzler RF, Nakaji P. Molecular and cellular biology of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: a review of current concepts and future trends in treatment. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E1. PMID: 25175428.
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    50. Russin J, Cohen-Gadol AA. Editorial: What did we learn from the ARUBA trial? Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Sep; 37(3):E9. PMID: 25175447.
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    51. Russin J, Spetzler R. Commentary: The ARUBA trial. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):E96-7. PMID: 24670633.
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    52. Russin J, Fusco DJ, Spetzler RF. Left retrosigmoid craniotomy for cavernous malformation of the middle cerebellar peduncle. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan; 36(1 Suppl):1. PMID: 24380521.
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    53. Liu Q, He S, Groysman L, Shaked D, Russin J, Scotton TC, Cen S, Mack WJ. White matter injury due to experimental chronic cerebral hypoperfusion is associated with C5 deposition. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e84802. PMID: 24386419; PMCID: PMC3875540.
    54. Chang X, Shi L, Gao F, Russin J, Zeng L, He S, Chen TC, Giannotta SL, Weisenberger DJ, Zada G, Wang K, Mack WJ. Genomic and transcriptome analysis revealing an oncogenic functional module in meningiomas. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Dec; 35(6):E3. PMID: 24289128.
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    55. He S, Russin JJ, Adamczyk P, Giannotta SL, Amar AP, Mack WJ. A persistent primitive hypoglossal artery arising from the external carotid artery associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 82(1-2):239.e1-3. PMID: 23851212.
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    56. Attenello FJ, Adamczyk P, Wen G, He S, Zhang K, Russin JJ, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to mechanical revascularization procedures for acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Feb; 23(2):327-34. PMID: 23680690; PMCID: PMC4467551.
    57. Mehta V, Russin J, Spirtos A, He S, Adamczyk P, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Matrix Metalloproteinases in Cerebral Vasospasm following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurol Res Int. 2013; 2013:943761. PMID: 23691315; PMCID: PMC3649803.
    58. Mills JN, Mehta V, Russin J, Amar AP, Rajamohan A, Mack WJ. Advanced imaging modalities in the detection of cerebral vasospasm. Neurol Res Int. 2013; 2013:415960. PMID: 23476766; PMCID: PMC3580927.
    59. Gao F, Shi L, Russin J, Zeng L, Chang X, He S, Chen TC, Giannotta SL, Weisenberger DJ, Zada G, Mack WJ, Wang K. DNA methylation in the malignant transformation of meningiomas. PLoS One. 2013; 8(1):e54114. PMID: 23349797; PMCID: PMC3551961.
    60. Russin JJ, Attenello FJ, Amar AP, Liu CY, Apuzzo ML, Hsieh PC. Computed tomography for clearance of cervical spine injury in the unevaluable patient. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):405-13. PMID: 23321374.
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    61. Russin JJ, Mack WJ, Carey JN, Minneti M, Giannotta SL. Simulation of a high-flow extracranial-intracranial bypass using a radial artery graft in a novel fresh tissue model. Neurosurgery. 2012 Dec; 71(2 Suppl Operative):ons315-19; discussion ons 319-20. PMID: 22791034.
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    62. Adamczyk P, Attenello F, Wen G, He S, Russin J, Sanossian N, Amar AP, Mack WJ. Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: utilization variances and impact of procedural volume on inpatient mortality. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov; 22(8):1263-9. PMID: 23017430; PMCID: PMC4085991.
    63. Russin JJ, Giannotta SL. The putative role of pericytes in tumor angiogenesis. World Neurosurg. 2011 Dec; 76(6):535-6. PMID: 22251501.
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    64. Russin J, Giannotta SL. The value of translational models for microvascular anastamosis. World Neurosurg. 2012 Feb; 77(2):289-90. PMID: 22120358.
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    65. Prestigiacomo CJ, Sabit A, He W, Jethwa P, Gandhi C, Russin J. Three dimensional CT angiography versus digital subtraction angiography in the detection of intracranial aneurysms in subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurointerv Surg. 2010 Dec; 2(4):385-9. PMID: 21990653.
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    66. Zada G, Terterov S, Russin J, Clavijo L, Giannotta S. Cerebral vasospasm and concurrent left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: requirement for modification of hyperdynamic therapy regimen. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Apr; 12(2):265-8. PMID: 19816811.
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    67. Davidson L, Fishback D, Russin JJ, Weiss MH, Yu C, Pagnini PG, Zelman V, Apuzzo ML, Giannotta SL. Postoperative Gamma Knife surgery for benign meningiomas of the cranial base. Neurosurg Focus. 2007; 23(4):E6. PMID: 17961043.
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