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Rafael A. Vega, M.D.

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  1. Vega RA, Traylor JI, Habib A, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE, Rao G. Minimally Invasive Separation Surgery for Metastases in the Vertebral Column: A Technical Report. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Jun 01; 18(6):606-613. PMID: 31529099.
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  2. Vega RA, Traylor JI, Patel R, Muir M, Bastos DCA, Prabhu SS. Combined Surgical Resection and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Glioblastoma: Technical Note. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2020 Jul; 81(4):348-354. PMID: 32361984.
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  3. Vega RA, Ghia AJ, Tatsui CE. Percutaneous Hybrid Therapy for Spinal Metastatic Disease: Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy and Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2020 Apr; 31(2):211-219. PMID: 32147012.
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  4. de Almeida Bastos DC, Everson RG, de Oliveira Santos BF, Habib A, Vega RA, Oro M, Rao G, Li J, Ghia AJ, Bishop AJ, Yeboa DN, Amini B, Rhines LD, Tatsui CE. A comparison of spinal laser interstitial thermotherapy with open surgery for metastatic thoracic epidural spinal cord compression. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Jan 03; 1-9. PMID: 31899882.
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  5. Opalak CF, Vega RA, Koste JL, Graham RS, Valadka AB. One hundred years of neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University (1919-2019). J Neurosurg. 2019 Nov 01; 1-7. PMID: 31675697.
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  6. Cyprus GN, Overlin JW, Vega RA, Ritter AM, Olivares-Navarrete R. Spatial regulation of gene expression in nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Dec 01; 22(6):620-626. PMID: 30215585.
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  7. Toms J, Boyer DL, Kelman CR, Vega RA. Traumatic lumbar spondylolisthesis resulting in complete thoracic spinal cord avulsion: an unusual presentation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Dec 01; 29(6):635-638. PMID: 30192218.
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  8. Chandra V, Rock AK, Opalak C, Stary JM, Sima AP, Carr M, Vega RA, Broaddus WC. A systematic review of perioperative seizure prophylaxis during brain tumor resection: the case for a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Nov; 43(5):E18. PMID: 29088958.
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  9. Vega RA, Valadka AB. Natural History of Acute Subdural Hematoma. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2017 Apr; 28(2):247-255. PMID: 28325459.
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  10. Vega RA, Hutchins L. Heterotopic Ossification of the Calvarium Following Bilateral Craniectomies in Traumatic Brain Injury. Ochsner J. 2017; 17(1):118-120. PMID: 28331459.
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  11. Stary JM, Hutchins L, Vega RA. Tranexamic Acid for Recurring Subdural Hematomas Following Surgical Evacuation: A Clinical Case Series. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2016 Sep; 77(5):422-6. PMID: 27300772.
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  12. Vega RA, Brzezicki G, Reavey-Cantwell JF. Delayed Collapse of a Pipeline Embolization Device. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2016 Mar 01; 12(1):83-88. PMID: 29506251.
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  13. Fuzy KM, Vega RA. Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting. AORN J. 2016 Feb; 103(2):224-8. PMID: 26849987.
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  14. Vega RA, Opalak C, Harshbarger RJ, Fearon JA, Ritter AM, Collins JJ, Rhodes JL. Hypophosphatemic rickets and craniosynostosis: a multicenter case series. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jun; 17(6):694-700. PMID: 26824597.
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  15. Potter AB, Rhodes JL, Vega RA, Ridder T, Shiang R. Gene expression changes between patent and fused cranial sutures in a nonsyndromic craniosynostosis population. Eplasty. 2015; 15:e12. PMID: 25987937.
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  16. Vega RA, Chan JL, Anene-Maidoh TI, Grimes MM, Reavey-Cantwell JF. Mechanical thrombectomy for pediatric stroke arising from an atrial myxoma: case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 15(3):301-5. PMID: 25559920.
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  17. Graham RS, Samsell BJ, Proffer A, Moore MA, Vega RA, Stary JM, Mathern B. Evaluation of glycerol-preserved bone allografts in cervical spine fusion: a prospective, randomized controlled trial. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Jan; 22(1):1-10. PMID: 25360528.
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  18. Harrison JF, Vega RA, Machinis TG, Reavey-Cantwell JF. Multiple unilateral traumatic carotid-cavernous sphenoid sinus fistulas with associated massive epistaxis: a consequence of parkour. Ochsner J. 2015; 15(1):92-6. PMID: 25829888.
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  19. Lotz DT, Vega RA, Reavey-Cantwell JF. Latent factor deficiency in the setting of an acute subdural hematoma. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2014 Oct; 26(4):413-4. PMID: 24577427.
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  20. Vega RA, Hidlay DT, Tye GW, Fuller CE, Rhodes JL. Intradiploic dermoid cyst of the lateral frontotemporal skull: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2013; 49(4):232-5. PMID: 25012262.
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  21. Bruzek AK, Vega RA, Mathern BE. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support as a life-saving measure for acute respiratory distress syndrome after craniectomy. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2014 Jul; 26(3):259-60. PMID: 24064715.
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  22. Vega RA, Lyon C, Kierce JF, Tye GW, Ritter AM, Rhodes JL. Minimizing transfusion requirements for children undergoing craniosynostosis repair: the CHoR protocol. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Aug; 14(2):190-5. PMID: 24877603.
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  23. Vega RA, Harrison JF, Scott Graham R. Tectal plate glioma: lessons learned from a patient with hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation-1 and concomitant aqueductal stenosis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 119:50-3. PMID: 24635925.
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  24. Anene-Maidoh TI, Vega RA, Fautheree GL, Reavey-Cantwell JF. An unusual case of pediatric bow hunter's stroke. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4:148. PMID: 24340230.
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  25. Vega RA, Holloway KL, Larson PS. Image-guided deep brain stimulation. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2014 Jan; 25(1):159-72. PMID: 24262907.
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  26. Vega RA, Buscher MG, Gonzalez MS, Tye GW. Sonographic localization of a nonpalpable shunt: Ultrasound-assisted ventricular shunt tap. Surg Neurol Int. 2013; 4:101. PMID: 24032076.
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  27. Reynolds MR, Vega RA, Murphy RK, Miller-Thomas MM, Zipfel GJ. Perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with a painless, pupillary-involving third cranial nerve palsy: case report and literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Oct; 114(8):1168-71. PMID: 22410651.
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  28. Vega RA, Wang Y, Harvat T, Wang S, Qi M, Adewola AF, Lee D, Benedetti E, Oberholzer J. Modified gold nanoparticle vectors: a biocompatible intracellular delivery system for pancreatic islet cell transplantation. Surgery. 2010 Oct; 148(4):858-65; discussion 865-6. PMID: 20800254.
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  29. Jang JW, Sanedrin RG, Maspoch D, Hwang S, Fujigaya T, Jeon YM, Vega RA, Chen X, Mirkin CA. Electrically biased nanolithography with KOH-coated AFM tips. Nano Lett. 2008 May; 8(5):1451-5. PMID: 18376868.
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  30. Hill HD, Vega RA, Mirkin CA. Nonenzymatic detection of bacterial genomic DNA using the bio bar code assay. Anal Chem. 2007 Dec 01; 79(23):9218-23. PMID: 17927207.
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  31. Vega RA, Shen CK, Maspoch D, Robach JG, Lamb RA, Mirkin CA. Monitoring single-cell infectivity from virus-particle nanoarrays fabricated by parallel dip-pen nanolithography. Small. 2007 Sep; 3(9):1482-5. PMID: 17694589.
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  32. Salaita K, Wang Y, Fragala J, Vega RA, Liu C, Mirkin CA. Massively parallel dip-pen nanolithography with 55 000-pen two-dimensional arrays. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2006 Nov 06; 45(43):7220-3. PMID: 17001599.
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  33. Vega RA, Maspoch D, Shen CK, Kakkassery JJ, Chen BJ, Lamb RA, Mirkin CA. Functional antibody arrays through metal ion-affinity templates. Chembiochem. 2006 Nov; 7(11):1653-7. PMID: 16897679.
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  34. Kim EY, Stanton J, Vega RA, Kunstman KJ, Mirkin CA, Wolinsky SM. A real-time PCR-based method for determining the surface coverage of thiol-capped oligonucleotides bound onto gold nanoparticles. Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Apr 14; 34(7):e54. PMID: 16617142.
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  35. Vega RA, Maspoch D, Salaita K, Mirkin CA. Nanoarrays of single virus particles. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2005 Sep 19; 44(37):6013-5. PMID: 16114076.
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  36. Pokorski JK, Nam JM, Vega RA, Mirkin CA, Appella DH. Cyclopentane-modified PNA improves the sensitivity of nanoparticle-based scanometric DNA detection. Chem Commun (Camb). 2005 Apr 28; (16):2101-3. PMID: 15846413.
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