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Noonan VK, Chan E, Santos A, Soril L, Lewis R, Singh A, Cheng CL, O'Connell C, Truchon C, Paquet J, Christie S, Ethans K, Tsai E, Ford MH, Drew B, Linassi G, Bailey C, Fehlings MG. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Care in Canada: A Survey of Canadian Centres. J Neurotrauma. 2017. 34(20): 2848-2855. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4928.

Cheng CL, Noonan VK, Shurgold J, Chen J, Rivers CS, Hamedani HK, Humphreys S, Bailey C, Attabib N, Mac-Thiong JM, Goytan M, Paquet J, Fox R, Ahn H, Kwon BK, Fourney DR. Geomapping of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Canada and Factors Related to Triage Pattern. J Neurotrauma. 2017. 34(20): 2856-2866. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4929.

Cheng CL, Plashkes T, Shen T, Fallah N, Humphreys S, O'Connell C, Linassi AG, Ho C, Short C, Ethans K, Charbonneau R, Paquet J, Noonan VK. Does Specialized Inpatient Rehabilitation Affect Whether or Not People with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Return Home? J Neurotrauma. 2017. 34(20): 2867-2876. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4930.

White BA, Dea N, Street JT, Cheng CL, Rivers CS, Attabib N, Kwon BK, Fisher CG, Dvorak MF. The Economic Burden of Urinary Tract Infection and Pressure Ulceration in Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Admissions: Evidence for Comparative Economics and Decision Analytics from a Matched Case-control Study. J Neurotrauma. 2017. 34(20): 2892-2900. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4934.

Flood M, Abraham EP, Green A, Manson NA. Avoidable Emergency Department Utilization within Six Months Following Elective Thoracolumbar Spine Surgery for Degenerative Pathologies.Global Spine Journal, 2016.

Manson N, Green A, Abraham E. Elevated Patient Body Mass Index Does Not Negatively Affect Self-Reported Outcomes of Thoracolumbar Surgery: Results of a Comparative Observational Study with Minimum 1-year Follow-Up.


Abraham EP, Manson NA, McKeon MD. The incidence of adjacent segment breakdown in polysegmental thoracolumbar fusions of three or more levels with minimum 5-year follow up.


Manson NA, McKeon MD, Abraham EP. Transforaminal epidural steroid injections prevent the need for surgery in patients with sciatica secondary to lumbar disc herniation: a retrospective case series.


McKeon, M.D., Manson N.A., Abraham E.P. Traditional open versus minimally invasive decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: a retrospective analysis. The Spine Journal. 2011; 11(10S): 154S.

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

Manson N.A., Rampersaud Y.R., Abraham E.P., Persuade O., McKeon M.D., Fisher C.G.: Lost to Follow-up: Are Postoperative Recheck No Shows All Doing Well? A Preliminary Study from the CSS Surgical Registry. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S19.

Soroceanu A., Abraham E.P., Manson N.A., 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 N.A., McKeon M.D., Abraham E.P.: Traditional open versus minimally invasive decompression and fusion of the lumbar spine: a retrospective analysis. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2011; 54(3): S7.

Rampersaud Y.R., Manson N.A., Abraham E.P., Persaud O., McKeon M.D., Fisher C.G.: 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.

Rampersaud Y.R., Manson N.A., Abraham E.P., Persaud O., McKeon M.D., Fisher C.G.: 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.

Hurlbert, J., Alexander, D., Bailey, S., Mahood, J., Abraham, E. et al: rhBMP-2 for Posterolateral Lumbar Instrumented Fusion: A Multi-centered Prospective, Randomized Control Trial. Submitted to The Spine Journal 2011.

Rampersaud, R., Wai, E., Fisher, C., Yee, A., Dvorak, M., Finkelstein, J., Abraham, E. et al.: Postoperative Improvement in Health Related Quality of Life: A National Comparison of Surgical Treatment for Focal (One to Two Level) Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Compared to Total Joint Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis. Submitted to The Spine Journal 2011.

Manson N.A., McKeon, M.D., Abraham E.P. Selective nerve root injections can prevent the need for surgery in patients with lumbar disc herniations. Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2010; 53(Suppl): S47.

Abraham E.P., Manson N.A., 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.

Abraham E.P., Manson N.A., 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 E.P., Manson N.A., 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.

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