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Christopher James Gilligan, M.D.

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  1. Gilligan C, Volschenk W, Russo M, Green M, Gilmore C, Mehta V, Deckers K, De Smedt K, Latif U, Georgius P, Gentile J, Mitchell B, Langhorst M, Huygen F, Baranidharan G, Patel V, Mironer E, Ross E, Carayannopoulos A, Hayek S, Gulve A, Van Buyten JP, Tohmeh A, Fischgrund J, Lad S, Ahadian F, Deer T, Klemme W, Rauck R, Rathmell J, Levy R, Heemels JP, Eldabe S. An implantable restorative-neurostimulator for refractory mechanical chronic low back pain: a randomized sham-controlled clinical trial. Pain. 2021 Oct 01; 162(10):2486-2498. PMID: 34534176.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  2. Jamison RN, Edwards RR, Curran S, Wan L, Ross EL, Gilligan CJ, Gozani SN. Effects of Wearable Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pain Res. 2021; 14:2265-2282. PMID: 34335055.
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  3. Gilligan C, Rathmell J. Not a single spinal cord injury due to direct needle trauma in over 1.3 million epidural steroid injections. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Jul 06. PMID: 34230192.
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  4. Gilligan CJ, Cohen SP, Fischetti VA, Hirsch JA, Czaplewski LG. Reply to a letter to the editor regarding "Chronic low back pain, bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotics". Spine J. 2021 07; 21(7):1231-1232. PMID: 34243896.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Gilligan CJ, Cohen SP, Fischetti VA, Hirsch JA, Czaplewski LG. Reply to a letter to the editor regarding the article, "Chronic low back pain, bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotics. Gilligan CJ, Cohen SP, Fischetti VA, Hirsch JA, Czaplewski LG. Spine J 2021 Feb 18;S1529-9430". Spine J. 2021 07; 21(7):1236-1237. PMID: 34243898.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Jamison RN, Curran S, Wan L, Ross EL, Gilligan CJ, Edwards RR. Higher Pain Sensitivity Predicts Efficacy of a Wearable Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device for Persons With Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Controlled Trial. Neuromodulation. 2021 May 30. PMID: 34056781.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Gilligan CJ, Cohen SP, Fischetti VA, Hirsch JA, Czaplewski LG. Chronic low back pain, bacterial infection and treatment with antibiotics. Spine J. 2021 06; 21(6):903-914. PMID: 33610802.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Lazaridou A, Paschali M, Edwards RR, Gilligan C. Is Buprenorphine Effective for Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Pain Med. 2020 12 25; 21(12):3691-3699. PMID: 32330264.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Wang VC, Bounkousohn V, Fields K, Bernstein C, Paicius RM, Gilligan C. Explantation Rates of High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation in Two Outpatient Clinics. Neuromodulation. 2021 Apr; 24(3):507-511. PMID: 33016570.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Meints SM, Edwards RR, Gilligan C, Schreiber KL. Behavioral, Psychological, Neurophysiological, and Neuroanatomic Determinants of Pain. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 May 20; 102 Suppl 1:21-27. PMID: 32251127.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Deer T, Kim P, Pope JE, Hayek S, McDowell G, Mekhail N, Diwan S, Saulino M, Moeschler S, Schultz D, Gritsenko K, Prager J, Peterson EA, Staats P, Poree L, Fishman MA, Vallejo R, Calodney A, Slavin K, de Leon Cassadala O, Levy R, Buvanendran A, Sitzman BT, Sayed D, Ferrante FM, Kloth D, Gilligan CJ, Kapural L, Kloster DR, Leong M, Rosenow JM, Lamer TJ, Stearns L. Physician Guidance on the Use of Off-Labeled Drugs in Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Chronic Pain. Neuromodulation. 2019 10; 22(7):765-768. PMID: 31039292.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Hirsch JA, Leslie-Mazwi T, Nicola GN, Milburn J, Kirsch C, Rosman DA, Gilligan C, Manchikanti L. Storm rising! The Obamacare exchanges will catalyze change: why physicians need to pay attention to the weather. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Feb; 11(2):101-106. PMID: 30373811.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  14. Issa M, Gilligan CJ. Tonic, Burst, Dorsal Root Ganglion, and High Frequency: Which One to Choose? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Apr 01; 43(7S Suppl 1):S17-S18. PMID: 29538068.
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  15. Melanson SEF, Clarke WA, Fragoza K, Gilligan C, Holdren R, Jannetto PJ, Magnani B, Moore C. Debates in Pain Management Testing. Clin Chem. 2018 05; 64(5):769-776. PMID: 29343535.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Deckers K, De Smedt K, Mitchell B, Vivian D, Russo M, Georgius P, Green M, Vieceli J, Eldabe S, Gulve A, van Buyten JP, Smet I, Mehta V, Ramaswamy S, Baranidharan G, Sullivan R, Gassin R, Rathmell J, Gilligan C. New Therapy for Refractory Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain-Restorative Neurostimulation to Activate the Lumbar Multifidus: One Year Results of a Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jan; 21(1):48-55. PMID: 29244235.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Russo M, Deckers K, Eldabe S, Kiesel K, Gilligan C, Vieceli J, Crosby P. Muscle Control and Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jan; 21(1):1-9. PMID: 29230905.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Bendel MA, O'Brien T, Hoelzer BC, Deer TR, Pittelkow TP, Costandi S, Walega DR, Azer G, Hayek SM, Wang Z, Eldrige JS, Qu W, Rosenow JM, Falowski SM, Neuman SA, Moeschler SM, Wassef C, Kim C, Niazi T, Saifullah T, Yee B, Kim C, Oryhan CL, Warren DT, Lerman I, Mora R, Hanes M, Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Gilligan C, Grace W, Ade T, Mekhail NA, Hunter JP, Choi D, Choi DY. Spinal Cord Stimulator Related Infections: Findings From a Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of 2737 Implants. Neuromodulation. 2017 Aug; 20(6):553-557. PMID: 28726312.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  19. Hoelzer BC, Bendel MA, Deer TR, Eldrige JS, Walega DR, Wang Z, Costandi S, Azer G, Qu W, Falowski SM, Neuman SA, Moeschler SM, Wassef C, Kim C, Niazi T, Saifullah T, Yee B, Kim C, Oryhan CL, Rosenow JM, Warren DT, Lerman I, Mora R, Hayek SM, Hanes M, Simopoulos T, Sharma S, Gilligan C, Grace W, Ade T, Mekhail NA, Hunter JP, Choi D, Choi DY. Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Infection Rates and Risk Factors: A Multicenter Retrospective Study. Neuromodulation. 2017 Aug; 20(6):558-562. PMID: 28493599.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Gellhorn AC, Suri P, Rundell SD, Olafsen N, Carlson MJ, Johnson S, Fry A, Annaswamy TM, Gilligan C, Comstock B, Heagerty P, Friedly J, Jarvik JG. Lumbar Muscle Cross-Sectional Areas Do Not Predict Clinical Outcomes in Adults With Spinal Stenosis: A Longitudinal Study. PM R. 2017 Jun; 9(6):545-555. PMID: 27721002.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Gilligan CJ, Shih JC, Cai VL, Hirsch JA, Rodrigues C, Irani ZD. Novel Single Puncture Approach for Simplicity 3 Sacral Plexus Radiofrequency Ablation: Technical Note. Pain Physician. 2016 05; 19(4):E643-8. PMID: 27228532.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Hanna GM, Fishman I, Edwards DA, Shen S, Kram C, Liu X, Shotwell M, Gilligan C. Development and Patient Satisfaction of a New Telemedicine Service for Pain Management at Massachusetts General Hospital to the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Pain Med. 2016 09; 17(9):1658-63. PMID: 27121891.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Gilligan CJ, Borsook D. The Promise of Effective Pain Treatment Outcomes: Rallying Academic Centers to Lead the Charge. Pain Med. 2015 Aug; 16(8):1457-66. PMID: 26219090.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  24. Manchikanti L, Nampiaparampil DE, Manchikanti KN, Falco FJ, Singh V, Benyamin RM, Kaye AD, Sehgal N, Soin A, Simopoulos TT, Bakshi S, Gharibo CG, Gilligan CJ, Hirsch JA. Comparison of the efficacy of saline, local anesthetics, and steroids in epidural and facet joint injections for the management of spinal pain: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Surg Neurol Int. 2015; 6(Suppl 4):S194-235. PMID: 26005584.
    Citations: 21     
  25. Friedly, JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Standaert C, Kessler L, Akuthota V, Annaswamy T, Chen A, Diehn F, Firtch W, Gerges FJ, Gilligan C, Goldberg H, Kennedy DJ, Mandel S, Tyburski M, Sanders W, Sibell D, Smuck M, Wasan A, Won L, Jarvick JG. Epidural Injections with Glucocorticoid and Lidocaine for Spinal Stenosis Did Not Confer Additional Benefti Compared with Lidocaine Alone. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME. 2015; 97(4):342-342.
  26. Deckers K, De Smedt K, van Buyten JP, Smet I, Eldabe S, Gulve A, Baranidharan G, de Andrès J, Gilligan C, Jaax K, Heemels JP, Crosby P. Chronic Low Back Pain: Restoration of Dynamic Stability. Neuromodulation. 2015 Aug; 18(6):478-86; discussion 486. PMID: 25683776.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Friedly JL, Comstock BA, Turner JA, Heagerty PJ, Deyo RA, Sullivan SD, Bauer Z, Bresnahan BW, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Nerenz DR, Standaert C, Kessler L, Akuthota V, Annaswamy T, Chen A, Diehn F, Firtch W, Gerges FJ, Gilligan C, Goldberg H, Kennedy DJ, Mandel S, Tyburski M, Sanders W, Sibell D, Smuck M, Wasan A, Won L, Jarvik JG. A randomized trial of epidural glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 03; 371(1):11-21. PMID: 24988555.
    Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Gilligan CJ, Rathmell JP. On the fabric of the human body and modern ultrasound imaging. Anesthesiology. 2014 Jan; 120(1):10-1. PMID: 24071618.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Timpone VM, Hirsch JA, Gilligan CJ, Chandra RV. Computed tomography guidance for spinal intervention: basics of technique, pearls, and avoiding pitfalls. Pain Physician. 2013 Jul-Aug; 16(4):369-77. PMID: 23877453.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Saxena AP, Hirsch AE, Yoo AJ, Gilligan CJ, Hirsch JA. The use of advanced imaging and representation of workers compensation in vertebral augmentation: a single-center comparison with the INVEST Trial. Pain Physician. 2013 Jul-Aug; 16(4):E391-6. PMID: 23877462.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Cohen SP, White RL, Kurihara C, Larkin TM, Chang A, Griffith SR, Gilligan C, Larkin R, Morlando B, Pasquina PF, Yaksh TL, Nguyen C. Epidural steroids, etanercept, or saline in subacute sciatica: a multicenter, randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Apr 17; 156(8):551-9. PMID: 22508732.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Zhang Y, Wood MJ, Gilligan C. Spinal cord stimulation in a patient with spinal epidural lipomatosis. Pain Med. 2011 Mar; 12(3):377-81. PMID: 21332929.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Pignatelli M, Gilligan CJ. Transforming growth factor-beta in GI neoplasia, wound healing and immune response. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 1996 Mar; 10(1):65-81. PMID: 8732301.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  34. Modlin IM, Gilligan CJ, Lawton GP, Tang LH, West AB, Lindenberg R. Observations on relationship between hypergastrinemia, multiple gastric carcinoids, and pancreatic mass. Dig Dis Sci. 1996 Jan; 41(1):105-14. PMID: 8565741.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Modlin IM, Gilligan CJ, Lawton GP, Tang LH, West AB, Darr U. Gastric carcinoids. The Yale Experience. Arch Surg. 1995 Mar; 130(3):250-5; discussion 255-6. PMID: 7887791.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Gilligan CJ, Lawton GP, Tang LH, West AB, Modlin IM. Gastric carcinoid tumors: the biology and therapy of an enigmatic and controversial lesion. Am J Gastroenterol. 1995 Mar; 90(3):338-52. PMID: 7872269.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  37. Lawton GP, Tang LH, Miu K, Gilligan CJ, Absood A, Modlin IM. Adrenergic and cromolyn sodium modulation of ECL cell histamine secretion. J Surg Res. 1995 Jan; 58(1):96-104. PMID: 7530310.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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