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Zacharia Isaac, M.D.


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  1. Miskin N, Isaac Z, Lu Y, Makhni MC, Sarno DL, Smith TR, Zampini JM, Mandell JC. Simplified Universal Grading of Lumbar Spine MRI Degenerative Findings: Inter-Reader Agreement of Non-Radiologist Spine Experts. Pain Med. 2021 07 25; 22(7):1485-1495. PMID: 33713135.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Yeung CM, Lightsey HM, Isaac S, Isaac Z, Gilligan CJ, Zaidi H, Ludwig SC, Kang JD, Makhni MC. Improving Spine Models of Care. JBJS Rev. 2021 04; 9(4):e20.00183. PMID: 33982981.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Joyce AA, Williams JN, Shi J, Mandell JC, Isaac Z, Ermann J. Atlanto-axial Pannus in Patients with and without Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2019 11; 46(11):1431-1437. PMID: 30936276.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Wasan AD, Michna E, Edwards RR, Katz JN, Nedeljkovic SS, Dolman AJ, Janfaza D, Isaac Z, Jamison RN. Psychiatric Comorbidity Is Associated Prospectively with Diminished Opioid Analgesia and Increased Opioid Misuse in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. Anesthesiology. 2015 Oct; 123(4):861-72. PMID: 26375824; PMCID: PMC4573512.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Suri P, Dharamsi AS, Gaviola G, Isaac Z. Are facet joint bone marrow lesions and other facet joint features associated with low back pain? A pilot study. PM R. 2013 Mar; 5(3):194-200. PMID: 23122893.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Tan WH, Egyhazi R, Isaac Z. C6 radiculopathy: the initial presentation of fibromuscular dysplasia. PM R. 2012 Jul; 4(7):527-9. PMID: 22814731.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Isaac Z, Feeney RO. Commentary: Fear of movement/(re)injury and activity avoidance in persons with neurogenic versus vascular claudication: why are spinal stenosis patients scared stiff? Spine J. 2012 Apr; 12(4):301-3. PMID: 22656309.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Paganoni S, Higgins LD, Isaac Z. Osteoid osteoma of the spinoglenoid notch mimicking cervical radiculopathy. PM R. 2011 Mar; 3(3):280-3. PMID: 21277281.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Isaac Z. The uninsured with chronic back pain lament, "I can't get no... satisfaction". Spine J. 2009 Sep; 9(9):767-9. PMID: 19699463.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Walker J, El Abd O, Isaac Z, Muzin S. Discography in practice: a clinical and historical review. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Jun; 1(2):69-83. PMID: 19468876.
    Citations: 5     
  11. Baima J, Isaac Z. Clean versus sterile technique for common joint injections: a review from the physiatry perspective. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Jun; 1(2):88-91. PMID: 19468878.
    Citations: 8     
  12. Muzin S, Isaac Z, Walker J, Abd OE, Baima J. When should a cervical collar be used to treat neck pain? Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Jun; 1(2):114-9. PMID: 19468883.
    Citations: 7     
  13. Muzin S, Isaac Z, Walker J. The role of intradiscal steroids in the treatment of discogenic low back pain. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2008 Jun; 1(2):103-7. PMID: 19468881.
    Citations: 2     
  14. El Abd OH, Rosenberg D, Gomba L, Isaac Z. The lateral atlanto-axial joint as a source of headache in congenital atlanto-occipital fusion. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008 Mar; 87(3):232-7. PMID: 18174847.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Bhagia SM, Slipman CW, Nirschl M, Isaac Z, El-Abd O, Sharps LS, Garvin C. Side effects and complications after percutaneous disc decompression using coblation technology. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jan; 85(1):6-13. PMID: 16357543.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Slipman CW, Plastaras C, Patel R, Isaac Z, Chow D, Garvan C, Pauza K, Furman M. Provocative cervical discography symptom mapping. Spine J. 2005 Jul-Aug; 5(4):381-8. PMID: 15996607.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Chou LH, Slipman CW, Bhagia SM, Tsaur L, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Gilchrist R, El Abd OH, Lenrow DA. Inciting events initiating injection-proven sacroiliac joint syndrome. Pain Med. 2004 Mar; 5(1):26-32. PMID: 14996234.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Slipman CW, Gilchrist RV, Isaac Z, Lenrow DA, Chou LH. Sacral stress fracture in a female field hockey player. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003 Nov; 82(11):893-6. PMID: 14566158.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Slipman CW, Shin CH, Patel RK, Isaac Z, Huston CW, Lipetz JS, Lenrow DA, Braverman DL, Vresilovic EJ. Etiologies of failed back surgery syndrome. Pain Med. 2002 Sep; 3(3):200-14; discussion 214-7. PMID: 15099254.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    
  20. Isaac Z, Siegelman E, Loevner LA. Did this patient have lumbar fusion? Review of MRI findings. Pain Physician. 2002 Jul; 5(3):271-4. PMID: 16902653.
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  21. Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Lenrow DA, Chou LH, Gilchrist RV, Vresilovic EJ. Clinical evidence of chemical radiculopathy. Pain Physician. 2002 Jul; 5(3):260-5. PMID: 16902651.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  22. Gilchrist RV, Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Lenrow DA, Chou LH. Vascular supply to the lumbar spine: an intimate look at the lumbosacral nerve roots. Pain Physician. 2002 Jul; 5(3):288-93. PMID: 16902656.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  23. Gilchrist RV, Isaac Z, Bhat AL. Innervation of the anterior spinal canal: an update. Pain Physician. 2002 Apr; 5(2):167-71. PMID: 16902667.
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  24. Sharps LS, Isaac Z. Percutaneous disc decompression using nucleoplasty. Pain Physician. 2002 Apr; 5(2):121-6. PMID: 16902662.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    
  25. Slipman CW, Rogers DP, Isaac Z, Lipetz JS, Herzog R, Lenrow DA, Vresilovic EJ. MR lumbar discography with intradiscal gadolinium in patients with severe anaphylactoid reaction to iodinated contrast material. Pain Med. 2002 Mar; 3(1):23-9. PMID: 15102215.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  26. Lenrow DA, Frey ME, Isaac Z, Slipman CW. The electrodiagnostic approach to lumbar spinal pain. Low Back Pain, An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 2002.
  27. Isaac Z, Slipman CW. Lumbosacral diagnostic selective nerve root blocks. Low Back Pain, An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 2002.
  28. Slipman CW, Rogers DP, Isaac Z, Lipetz JS, Herzog R, Lenrow DA, Vresilovic EJ. Lumbar discography with intradiscal gadolinium in patients with severe anaphylactoid reaction to iodinated contrast material. Pain Medicine. 2002; 3(1):1-7.
  29. Isaac Z, Ferrara B, Schwartz H. Angiotropic lymphomas as a cause of thoracic myelopathy and polyradiculoneuropathy: a case report electromyographic analysis of a rare condition. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2002; 82:1311.
  30. Lenrow DA, Isaac Z, Gilchrist R, Slipman CW. Neuroaxial pharmacology. Low Back Pain, An Interventional Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 2002.
  31. Sharps L, Isaac Z. Outcomes of percutaneous nucleoplasty for contained herniations. Pain Physician. 2002; 5(2):121-126.
  32. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Vresilovic EJ, Brautigam P, Mathies A, Adam LE, Lenrow D, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Alavi A. Osseous stress reaction in a rower diagnosed with positron emission tomography (PET): a case report. Pain Physician. 2001 Oct; 4(4):336-42. PMID: 16902679.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  33. Slipman CW, Patel RK, Siegelman ES, Cirigliano M, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Lenrow D. Metastatic prostate cancer to the spine and a PSA of 5666: a case report. Pain Physician. 2001 Oct; 4(4):317-21. PMID: 16902677.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  34. Slipman CW, Isaac Z. The role of diagnostic selective nerve root blocks in the management of spinal pain. Pain Physician. 2001; 4(3): 214-226.
  35. Slipman CW, Chow DW, Isaac Z, Ellen M, Lenrow DA, Chou L, Vresilovic EJ. An evidence based algorithmic approach to cervical spine disorders. Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2001; 13(4): 1-17.
  36. Herbison GJ, Isaac Z, Cohen ME, Ditunno JF. Strength post-spinal cord injury: myometer vs manual muscle test. Spinal Cord. 1996 Sep; 34(9):543-8. PMID: 8883189.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  37. De Ranitz CM, Myers RM, Varkey MJ, Isaac ZH, Carey DE. Clinical impressions of chikungunya in Vellore gained from study of adult patients. Indian J Med Res. 1965 Aug; 53(8):756-63. PMID: 5830409.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Bhat AL, Gilchrist RV, Chow DW, Chou L, Lenrow DA. Sacral insufficiency fracture in a female soccer player presenting with symptoms of sciatica: a case study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  39. Slipman CW, Chow DW, Bhat A, Isaac Z, Lawler K, Chou L, Lenrow DA. Prevalence of dysphonia following lumbar epidural steroid injections: preliminary data. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  40. Slipman CW, Bhat AL, Isaac Z, Gilchrist RV, Chow DW, Chou L, Lenrow DA. Abdominal and lower limb pain accompanied by bladder and bowel disturbance due to a large sacral perineural cyst. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  41. Slipman CW, Isaac Z. Diagnosis and management of chronic and recurrent neck pain and stiffness. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
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