Scientific Conference Proceedings

Abstracts

Manson NA, Bigney E, Darling M, Richardson E, El-Mughayyar D, Tripp D, Abraham E. Which
baseline psychological measures add to the prediction of patient reported outcomes two years
following elective thoracolumbar surgery? 20th Annual Canadian Spine Society Meeting.
February 2020.

Meagher J, Attabib N, Bigney E, Richardson E, El-Mughayyar D, Abraham E, Manson NA.
Ascertaining Opioid Prescribing Patterns of Spine Surgery across Canada: A Preliminary Look.
20th Annual Canadian Spine Society Meeting. February 2020.

El-Mughayyar D, Manson NA, Bigney E, Richardson E, Tripp D, Abraham E.
Pre-Operative Psychological Factors Significantly Add to the Predictability of
Chronic Narcotic Use: A Two Year Prospective Study. World Academy of Science, Engineering
and Technology International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Vol:13, No:12.
December 2019.

El-Mughayyar D, Manson NA, Bigney E, Richardson E, Tripp D, Abraham E.
Pre-Operative Psychological Factors Significantly Add to the Predictability of
Chronic Narcotic Use: A Two Year Prospective Study. 11th Annual New Brunswick Health
Research Conference and Gala of Excellence. November 2019.

Moore F, Bigney E, Manson NA, Richardson E, Darling M, El-Mughayyar D, Abraham E. Multilevel
Spinal Fusion Offers Clinically Significant Reductions in Pain and Disability. 11th Annual
New Brunswick Health Research Conference and Gala of Excellence. November 2019.

Hebert J, Abraham EP,Wedderkopp N, Bigney E, Richardson E, Darling M, Manson NA, and
CSORN Study Group. Patients undergoing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis experience unique
courses of pain and disability: a group-based trajectory analysis. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2019;
62(3 Suppl 2): S52.

Whitcomb M, Adisesh A, Abraham EP,Wedderkopp N, Bigney E, Richardson E, Darling M, Kroetch S,
Manson NA. Does National Occupation Classification affect time to return-to-work,
postoperative opioid use, or pain and dis- ability outcomes in spine surgery patients? Canadian
Journal of Surgery.2019; 62(3 Suppl 2): S53.

Eastwood D, Darling M, Manson NA.Translation of the Interprofessional Spine Assessment
and Education Clinic to the New Brunswick population. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2019; 62(3
Suppl 2): S57.

Richardson E, Abraham EP, Fowler J, Bigney E, Darling M, Shanks J, Manson NA. Canadian Spinal
Outcomes Research Network data quality analysis 2016–2018: a review of a Canadian spine registry.
Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2019; 62(3 Suppl 2): S73.

Hebert J, Bigney E, Abraham EP,Wedderkopp N, Richardson E, Darling M, Manson NA. Predictors
of clinical outcome following surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis: a study of postoperative pain and
disability trajectories. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2019; 62(3 Suppl 2): S75.

Manson NA, Ellis K, Bigney E, Richardson E, Abraham EP. Pre-operative psychological factors
significantly add to the predictability of chronic narcotic use: a 2-year prospective study. Canadian
Journal of Surgery. 2018; 61(3 Suppl 2): S61.

Eastwood D, Manson NA, Paixao R, Bigney E, Ellis K, Richardson E, Abraham EP. Improving postoperative
patient reported benefits and satisfaction following spinal fusion with a single pre-operative
education session. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2018; 61(3 Suppl 2): S60.

Abraham EP,Wagg K, Bigney E, Daly E, Manson NA. Pain catastrophizing behaviour can be
associated with poorer clinical outcomes. Spine J. 2017; 17(10): S62-63.

Manson NA, Bigney E,Wagg K, Daly E, Abraham EP.The outcomes following decompression
and fusion are compromised when preceded by a discectomy or decompression. Spine J. 2016;
16(10): S186.

Manson NA, McKeon MD, Bigney E,Wagg K, Daly E, Abraham EP. A Randomized control trial
evaluating the effectiveness of selective nerve root injections in patients with lumbar disc herniation.
Spine J. 2016; 16(10): S289.

Daly E, Manson NA, Bigney E,Wagg K, Abraham EP. Improved data capture and quality following
implementation of standard operating procedures for a single site in the Canadian Spine Outcomes
and Research Network database. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2016; 59(3 Suppl 2): S60.

Abraham EP, Wagg K, Armstrong M, Bigney E, Daly E, Manson NA. Interspinous process device
versus decompression and fusion: further investigation with 2 year follow up in a degenerative lumbar
spondylolisthesis patient population. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2016; 59(3 Suppl 2): S62.

Manson NA, Bigney E,Wagg K, Daly E, Abraham EP.The outcomes following decompression and
fusion are compromised when it is preceded by a discectomy or decompression. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2016; 59(3 Suppl 2): S62.

Lam K, Pereira E, Manson NA.The influence of body mass index (BMI) and age on the outcomes
of minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion (MILIF) in the surgical treatment of lumbar
degenerative disorders (DLD)—a multi-centre subgroup analysis study. Spine J. 2016; 16(4):
S47.

Lam K, Manson NA. Outcome of a prospective multicentre observational data-monitored study
of minimally invasive fusion in the surgical treatment of degenerative lumbar disorders: 1-year followup
study. Spine J. 2016; 16(4): S75.

Lam K, Al-Mousa A, Manson NA. Do outcomes vary following minimally invasive lumbar
interbody fusion (MILIF) in patients with spinal stenosis? A multi-centre subgroup analysis study.
Spine J. 2016; 16(4): S47.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McIntosh G, Manson NA. Pre-Surgical Physician Utilization in
Elective Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery Candidates: A Nationwide Analysis from the CSORN
Database. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S45. and Spine J. 2015; 15(10):
S111.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McIntosh G, Manson NA. Pre-Surgical Imaging,Testing and
Injection Utilization in Elective Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery Candidates: A Nationwide Analysis
from the CSORN Database. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S61. and Spine J. 2015;
15(10): S254.

Manson NA, Green AJ, McIntosh G, Abraham EP. Pre-Operative “Amber Flag” Psychological
Measure Scores and Patient Expectations: A Nation-Wide Analysis from the CSORN Database.
Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S64.

Flood M, Abraham EP, Green AJ, Manson NA. Predictors of Inappropriate Emergency
Department Utilization Following Elective Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S53.

McKeon MD, Manson NA, Abraham EP,Taylor E, Albert W. Patient-Reported Disability vs. Objective
Physical Performance Measures in Assessing Patient Recovery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3
Suppl 1): S46.

Manson NA, Green AJ, Abraham EP. Pain on the Brain: Is the SF-36 Mental Component
Summary enough? Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S58.

Cochran M, Abraham EP, Green AJ, MD, Manson NA. Post-Operative Ambulation in
Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty,Total Knee Arthoplasty and Elective Lumbar Spine
Surgery to Treat Arthritic Pathologies. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2015; 58(3 Suppl 1): S57 and Spine
J. 2015; 15(10): S254.

Manson NA, Green AJ, Abraham EP. Latent trajectory growth analysis: modelling patient recovery to
predict 2-year outcomes following elective thoracolumbar surgery for degenerative pathologies. The
Spine Journal. 2014; 14(11S):68S.

Manson NA, Green AJ, Abraham EP. Pain on the brain: is the SF-36 Mental Component
Summary enough?The Spine Journal. 2014; 14(11S):178S.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Murray J, Manson NA. Decompression and fusion versus
decompression with an interspinous process device for treatment of stable degenerative
spondylolisthesis: surgical morbidity and 2-year patient outcomes. The Spine Journal. 2014; 14(11S):
177S.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Murray J, Manson NA. Decompression and instrumented
fusion versus decompression alone versus decompression with an interspinous process device for
treatment of stable degenerative spondylolisthesis: an analysis of surgical morbidity and patient
outcomes.The Spine Journal. 2014; 14(11S):177S.

Manson NA, Lam KS. A prospective multi-center observational data-monitored study of
minimally invasive fusion to treat degenerative lumbar disorders: complications and outcomes at 1-
year follow up. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2014; 57(3 Suppl 2):S25.

Manson NA, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Abraham EP. Elevated patient BMI does not negatively affect
self-reported outcomes of thoracolumbar surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2014; 57(3 Suppl 2):S37.
Abraham EP, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Manson NA.The effect of smoking on subjective
patient outcomes in thoracolumbar surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2014; 57(3 Suppl
2):S45.

Manson NA, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Murray J, Abraham EP. Modelling patient recovery to predict
outcomes following elective thoracolumbar surgery for degenerative pathologies. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2014; 57(3 Suppl 2):S45.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Manson NA. Surgical success in primary versus
revision thoracolumbar spine surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2014; 57(3 Suppl
2):S44.

Green AJ, Manson NA, McKeon, MD, Abraham EP. Elevated patient BMI does not negatively
affect self-reported outcomes of thoracolumbar surgery. The Spine Journal. 2013; 13(9S):
64S.

Scheufler, KM, Buzek D, Manson NA, Periera P, Senker W, Franke J, et al. Analysis of the MASTERSD
study: a prospective multi-center observational data-monitored study of minimally invasive fusion
to treat degenerative lumbar disorders. European Spine Journal. 2013; 22(Suppl 5): S715.

Abraham EP, Green AJ, McKeon, MD, Murray J, Manson NA. Subjective patient outcomes and
surgical morbidity in decompression with an interspinous process device (IPD) versus decompression
and fusion for treatment of stable degenerative spondylolisthesis. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2013;
56(4 Suppl 2): S61.

McKeon, MD, Manson NA, Abraham EP, Albert W. A comparison of subjective versus
objective outcome measures in postoperative spine patients. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2013; 56(4
Suppl 2): S62.

Pencle F, Manson NA, Elliott RM,Wheeler-O’Neill C, Christie S.The role for
percutaneous thoracolumbar stabilization for trauma. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2013; 56(4
Suppl 2): S77.

Abraham EP, Manson NA, Elliott RM, McKeon, MD, Eastwood, D.Two-year results of interspinous
spacers (DIAM) as an alternative to arthrodesis for lumbar degenerative disorders. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2012; 55(Suppl): S45.

Manson NA, Elliott RM, McKeon, MD, Abraham EP. Percutaneous thoracolumbar stabilization
for trauma: surgical morbidity, outcomes, and need for revision surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery.
2012; 55(Suppl): S41.

McKeon, MD, Manson NA, Abraham EP.Traditional open versus minimally invasive
decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: a retrospective analysis. The Spine Journal. 2011;
11(10S): 154S.

Rampersaud YR, Manson NA, Abraham EP, Persaud O, McKeon MD, Fisher CG. Agreement
between back and/or leg pain dominance as reported by patients compared with the surgeon
reported primary indication for surgery: a preliminary study from the CSS surgical registry. Canadian
Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S3.

Rampersaud YR, Manson NA, Abraham EP, Persaud O, McKeon MD, Fisher CG. Variations in
patients and surgical management between two Canadian spine centers: A preliminary study from the
CSS surgical registry. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S5.

Manson NA, McKeon MD, Abraham EP. Traditional open versus minimally invasive
decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: a retrospective analysis. Canadian Journal of Surgery.
2011; 54(3): S7.

Soroceanu A, Abraham EP, Manson NA, Attabib N. Role of Intraoperative Betadine Irrigation
in Decreasing Postoperative Wound Infections in Lumbar and Lumbosacral Instrumented
Fusions: A Retrospective Review. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S12.

Manson NA, Rampersaud YR, Abraham EP, Persuade O, McKeon MD, Fisher CG. Lost to
Followup: Are Postoperative Recheck No Shows All Doing Well? A Preliminary Study from the CSS
Surgical Registry. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S19.

Manson NA, Lamont M, McKeon MD, Comstock S, Abraham EP. Do flexion-extension radiographs
affect pre-surgical planning in patients suffering from lumbar compressive pathologies? Canadian
Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): 21.

Abraham EP, Manson NA, Eastwood D. Comparison of the one- and two-surgeon approach in
the treatment of nondegenerative spinal deformity: are two surgeons better. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2010; 53(Suppl): S33.

Abraham EP, Manson NA, Eastwood D. Preliminary experience with DIAM interspinous spacers
as an alternative to arthrodesis for lumbar degenerative disorders. Canadian Journal of Surgery.
2010; 53(Suppl): S35.

Manson NA, McKeon, MD, Abraham EP. Selective nerve root injections can prevent the need
for surgery in patients with lumbar disc herniations. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2010; 53(Suppl):
S47.

Manson NA, McKeon, MD, Abraham EP. Selective nerve root injections can prevent the need
for surgery in patients suffering from lumbar disc herniation. The Spine Journal. 2009; 9(1S):
205S.

Abraham EP, Manson NA, Eastwood D. Morbidity associated with decompression, fusion and
instrumentation of the lower thoracic spine to the pelvis for degenerative disc disease in the elderly.
Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2009; 52(Suppl): S6.

Abraham EP, Manson NA. Acute fracture of the end or adjacent level after posterior lumbar
spine fusion and instrumentation. The Spine Journal. 2008; 8(5): S109-110.

Abraham EP, Manson NA. Fracture at the end or adjacent level post spinal fusion
and instrumentation. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2008; 51(Suppl): S9.

Abraham EP, Manson NA. Construct survival of CD Horizon Legacy 5.5 posterior spinal
instrumentation system: radiographic evaluation of the thoracolumbar spine. Canadian Journal of
Surgery. 2008; 51(Suppl): S20.

Manson NA, McKean KA, Stanish WD.The biomechanics of running injuries. The Journal of Bone
and Joint Surgery (British). 2008; 90(B) Supp 1; 52.

Abraham EP, Manson NA. Incidence of adjacent segment degeneration in thoracolumbar fusions
of three or more levels. The Spine Journal. 2007; 7(5): S25.

Abraham EP, Manson NA. Incidence of adjacent segment degeneration in extended
thoracolumbar fusions. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2007; 50(Suppl): S13.

Manson NA, Ford KR, Evans B, Myer GD, Gwin RC, Heidt RS, Hewett TE. Comparison of inshoe
foot loading patterns in football players on synthetic turf. Medicine and Science in Sports and
Exercise. 2006; 38(5) Suppl: S67.

Ford KR, Manson NA, Evans B, Myer GD, Gwin RC, Heidt RS, Hewett TE. Comparison of inshoe
foot loading patterns in football players on natural grass and synthetic turf. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise. 2006; 38(5) Suppl: S24-25.

Alexander DI, Manson NA. Calcium sulfate plus decompression bone in spinal fusion. The
Spine Journal. 2003; 3(5): 135.

McKean KA, Manson NA, Stanish WD. Gender differences in running injury. Clinical Journal of
Sports Medicine. 2004; 14(6): 377.

McKean KA, Manson NA, Stanish WD. Musculoskeletal Injury in the Masters Runner. Medicine
and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2003 May; 35(5): S203.

Manson NA, McKean KA, Milne AD, Stanish WD. Pronation, Shock, and Injury in the
Running Athlete. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2002 May; 34(5): S253