Selected Publications

  1. Osorio RC, Pereira MP, Joshi RS, Donohue KC, Sneed P, Braunstein S, Theodosopoulos PV, El-Sayed IH, Gurrola J, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Socioeconomic predictors of case presentations and outcomes in 225 nonfunctional pituitary adenoma resections. J Neurosurg. 2021 Oct 01; 1-12.  View on PubMed
  2. Silverstein JW, Block J, Smith ML, Bomback DA, Sanderson S, Paul J, Ball H, Ellis JA, Goldstein M, Kramer DL, Arutyunyan G, Marcus J, Mermelstein S, Slosar P, Goldthwaite N, Lee SI, Reynolds J, Riordan M, Pirnia N, Kunwar S, Hasan S, Bizzini B, Gupta S, Porter D, Mermelstein LE. Femoral nerve neuromonitoring for lateral lumbar interbody fusion surgery. Spine J. 2021 Jul 31.  View on PubMed
  3. Young JS, Oh T, Arora T, Blevins LS, Aghi MK, El-Sayed IH, Kunwar S, Theodosopoulos PV. Letter: COVID Conundrum: Postoperative COVID-19 Infections Following Endonasal Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. Neurosurgery. 2021 05 13; 88(6):E571-E572.  View on PubMed
  4. Ammanuel SG, Edwards CS, Chan AK, Mummaneni PV, Kidane J, Vargas E, D'Souza S, Nichols AD, Sankaran S, Abla AA, Aghi MK, Chang EF, Hervey-Jumper SL, Kunwar S, Larson PS, Lawton MT, Starr PA, Theodosopoulos PV, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Are preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate showers associated with a reduction in surgical site infection following craniotomy? A retrospective cohort analysis of 3126 surgical procedures. J Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 30; 1-9.  View on PubMed
  5. Pereira MP, Oh T, Joshi RS, Haddad AF, Pereira KM, Osorio RC, Donohue KC, Peeran Z, Sudhir S, Jain S, Beniwal A, Gurrola J, El-Sayed IH, Blevins LS, Theodosopoulos PV, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Clinical characteristics and outcomes in elderly patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 10; 49(4):E19.  View on PubMed
  6. Haddad AF, Young JS, Oh T, Pereira MP, Joshi RS, Pereira KM, Osorio RC, Donohue KC, Peeran Z, Sudhir S, Jain S, Beniwal A, Chopra AS, Sandhu NS, Theodosopoulos PV, Kunwar S, El-Sayed IH, Gurrola J, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of null-cell versus silent gonadotroph adenomas in a series of 1166 pituitary adenomas from a single institution. Neurosurg Focus. 2020 06; 48(6):E13.  View on PubMed
  7. Rick J, Jahangiri A, Flanigan PM, Chandra A, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Growth hormone and prolactin-staining tumors causing acromegaly: a retrospective review of clinical presentations and surgical outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2018 Sep 14; 131(1):147-153.  View on PubMed
  8. López GY, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Clarke J, Oberheim Bush NA, Taylor J, Chang S, Butowski N, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Kline C, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Siongco A, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kunwar S, Mummaneni P, Aghi M, Theodosopoulos P, Berger M, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of gliomas arising after therapeutic radiation. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 01; 137(1):139-150.  View on PubMed
  9. Kunwar S, Parekh JD, Chilukuri RS, Andukuri VA. Necrotizing Autoimmune myopathy: A case report on statin induced rhabdomyolysis requiring immunosuppressive therapy. Drug Discov Ther. 2018; 12(5):315-317.  View on PubMed
  10. Rutkowski MJ, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Surgical intervention for pituitary apoplexy: an analysis of functional outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2018 08; 129(2):417-424.  View on PubMed
  11. Jahangiri A, Chin AT, Wagner JR, Kunwar S, Ames C, Chou D, Barani I, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, Benet A, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. In Reply: Factors Predicting Recurrence After Resection of Clival Chordoma Using Variable Surgical Approaches and Radiation Modalities. Neurosurgery. 2017 08 01; 81(2):E32.  View on PubMed
  12. Rutkowski MJ, Alward RM, Chen R, Wagner J, Jahangiri A, Southwell DG, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Lee H, Aghi MK. Atypical pituitary adenoma: a clinicopathologic case series. J Neurosurg. 2018 04; 128(4):1058-1065.  View on PubMed
  13. Coe JD, Zucherman JF, Kucharzyk DW, Poelstra KA, Miller LE, Kunwar S. Multiexpandable cage for minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Med Devices (Auckl). 2016; 9:341-347.  View on PubMed
  14. Imber BS, Lee HS, Kunwar S, Blevins LS, Aghi MK. Hypophysitis: a single-center case series. Pituitary. 2015 Oct; 18(5):630-41.  View on PubMed
  15. Jahangiri A, Wagner JR, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Chen R, Tom MW, Ostling LR, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Improved versus worsened endocrine function after transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctional pituitary adenomas: rate, time course, and radiological analysis. J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar; 124(3):589-95.  View on PubMed
  16. Rutkowski MJ, Breshears JD, Kunwar S, Aghi MK, Blevins LS. Approach to the postoperative patient with Cushing's disease. Pituitary. 2015 Apr; 18(2):232-7.  View on PubMed
  17. Jahangiri A, Wagner JR, Chin AT, Han SW, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Chen R, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Incidence of headache as a presenting complaint in over 1000 patients with sellar lesions and factors predicting postoperative improvement. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 May; 132:16-20.  View on PubMed
  18. Jahangiri A, Chin AT, Wagner JR, Kunwar S, Ames C, Chou D, Barani I, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, Benet A, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Factors predicting recurrence after resection of clival chordoma using variable surgical approaches and radiation modalities. Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb; 76(2):179-85; discussion 185-6.  View on PubMed
  19. Zygourakis CC, Rolston JD, Lee HS, Partow C, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Pituicytomas and spindle cell oncocytomas: modern case series from the University of California, San Francisco. Pituitary. 2015 Feb; 18(1):150-8.  View on PubMed
  20. Cheng JS, Salinas R, Molinaro A, Chang EF, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. A predictive algorithm for evaluating elevated serum prolactin in patients with a sellar mass. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 22(1):155-60.  View on PubMed

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