Abstracts and Presentations

Monday, January 07, 2008

Published Abastracts and Presentations

  1. Heffez, DS, Clemis, JD, Elias, DA, Mikhael, MA, Cerullo, LJ: Trivial degrees of tonsillar ectopia may be symptomatic. Accepted for presentation at 75 Years of Neurosurgery in Canada, a Symposium of Advances in Neurosurgery and Related Neurosciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1998.
  2. Heffez, DS: Tonsillar ectopia: how much is too much? Presented at New Concepts of Chiari Malformation and Cervical Stenosis, Charlotte, N.C., January 23-24, 1999.
  3. Heffez, DS: The clinical symptoms of minimal tonsillar ectopia. Presented at New Concepts of Chiari Malformation and Cervical Stenosis, Charlotte, N.C., January 23-24, 1999.
  4. Heffez, DS: Neurological findings in patients with fibromyalgia. Presentation at “Subsets in Fibromyalgia” Symposium, September 25-27, 1999, Portland, Oregon.
  5. Heffez, DS: Surgical outcome in fibromyalgia patients undergoing cervicomedullary decompression. Presentation at “Subsets in Fibromyalgia” Symposium, September 25-27, 1999, Portland, Oregon.
  6. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is cervical myelopathy overlooked in patients with fibromyalgia? Poster presentation, meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, Canada, 2001.
  7. Heffez DS: Cervicomedullary compression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is myelopathy being overlooked? Oral presentation, FAME 2000, International Fibromyalgia Conference, Universal City, CA, May 20-21, 2000.
  8. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is there an association between cervical myelopathy and fibromyalgia? Abstract accepted for oral presentation by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Oct. 2001.
  9. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is there an association between cervical myelopathy and fibromyalgia? Accepted for poster presentation Myopain, Portland Oregon, September, 2001.
  10. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is cervical myelopathy overlooked in patients with fibromyalgia? Accepted for poster presentation Myopain, Portland Oregon, September, 2001.
  11. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is there an association between cervical myelopathy and fibromyalgia? Oral presentation 18th annual meeting, European Cervical Spine Research Society, Paris, France, June 13-14, 2002.
  12. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Clinical evidence for cervical myelopathy in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome. Poster presentation 18th annual meeting, European Cervical Spine Research Society, Paris, France, June 13-14, 2002.
  13. Heffez DS: Rationale for viewing fibromyalgia as a neurological disorder. Presented at Neurology and New Treatments in Fibromyalgia, Portland, Oregon Oct 4-6, 2002. Sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association.
  14. Heffez DS: The treatment of cervical myelopathy in patients with fibromyalgia:clinical outcomes in a nonrandomized case control study. Presented at Neurology and New Treatments in Fibromyalgia, Portland, Oregon Oct 4-6, 2002. Sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association.
  15. Heffez DS:Cervical Myelopathy. The new great imitator? Northwest Rheumatism Society Annual Conference. April 29-30,2005, Seattle, Washington.
  16. Holdefer, R, Heffez, D, and Cohen, B:Triggered EMG threshold testing for lateral mass and pedicle screw placement in the cervical spine. Accepted for presentation at NASS, Oct,2007.
  17. Bernard Allan Cohen, PhD, Robert Holdefer, PhD, Dan Heffez, MD Triggered EMG Threshold Testing In The Cervical Spine Using Two Different Testing Techniques, Neuromonitoring Congress - ISIN 2007 - Lucerne, Switzerland, November 15-17, 2007.
  18. D.S. Heffez, R. Holdefer, B. Cohen; Extent of Exploration Required for Optimal Decompression of Chiari 1 Malformation: Electrophysiological Studies, American association of Neurological Surgeons, April 2008.

Unpublished Abastracts and Presentations

  1. Heffez, DS: The Chiari Malformation, CINN Interdisciplinary Conference, May 28, 1997.
  2. Heffez, DS: Is fibromyalgia a neurological disorder?  Presented at Management of Cervical and Lumbar Disease, a CINN Symposium, Chicago, Ill., June 16.
  3. Heffez, DS, et al: Can spinal cord compression cause the fibromyalgia syndrome? Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  4. Heffez, DS, et al:  Surgical treatment of myelopathy relieves some symptoms of fibromyalgia.  Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  5. Johnson, PS, Bourke-Taylor, H, Heffez, DS, et al: Patients with fibromyalgia have quantifiable neurological deficits. Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual  Scientific Meeting of the American  College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  6. Shade-Zeldow, V, Kostas, K, Heffez, DS, et al: Fibromyalgia patients with cervical myelopathy: psychological, quality of life, and social descriptors.  Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  7. Keeley, SP, Pasulka, P, Heffez, DS, et al: Neuropsychological assessment of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cervical myelopathy: a preliminary study. Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  8. Kostos, K, Shade-Zeldow, V, Heffez, DS, et al: Hypochondriasis and somatization disorder: are patients with fibromyalgia being misdiagnosed?  Submitted for presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Boston, MA, 1999.
  9. Heffez, DS: Is fibromyalgia a neurological disorder? Presentation to the American Therapeutic Centers, September 16, 1999.
  10. Heffez, DS, Shade-Zeldow, V: Is fibromyalgia a neurological disorder? CME presentation, Catholic Health Partners, Chicago, Ill., March 26, 1999;  Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, Ill., May 27, 1999; Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Ill., June 21, 1999; Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, Ill., July 1, 1999.
  11. Heffez,  DS: Cervicomedullary decompression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds presentation, University of Chicago, Dec. 11,1999.
  12. Heffez,  DS: Cervicomedullary decompression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Rheumatology Rounds, Rush College of Medicine, March 9,2000.
  13. Heffez,  DS: Cervicomedullary  compression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is myelopathy being overlooked? Neurology Grand Rounds, Rush College of Medicine, April 6, 2000.
  14. Heffez, DS, Shepard A, Shade-Zeldow, V, Kostas, K, et al: Can spinal cord compression cause the fibromyalgia syndrome? Abstract submission to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, April 26,2000.
  15. Heffez, DS, Ross, RE, Robertson JW, and Shepard A: Surgical treatment of myelopathy relieves the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Abstract submission to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, April 26, 2000.
  16. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is there an association between cervical myelopathy and fibromyalgia? Submitted to the meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, Canada, 2001.
  17. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is there an association between cervical myelopathy and fibromyalgia? Submitted to the meeting of the Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerve, AANS/CNS Phoenix, Arizona, Feb 2001.
  18. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is cervical myelopathy overlooked in patients with fibromyalgia? Submitted to the meeting of the Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerve, AANS/CNS Phoenix, Arizona, Feb 2001.
  19. Heffez DS: Cervicomedullary compression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Oral presentation, Integrative Medicine Symposia 2000, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, June 10,2000, Chicago IL.
  20. Heffez DS: Cervicomedullary compression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, oral presentation, Interurban Neurosurgical Society, March 9, 2001, Chicago, IL.
  21. Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow V et al: Is cervical myelopathy overlooked in patients with fibromyalgia? Submitted to the meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Oct. 2001.
  22. Heffez DS: Cervicomedullary compression in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is myelopathy being overlooked? Oral presentation, Neurosurgical Society of America, Amelia Island , Fla., June 7, 2001.
  23. Heffez DS: The treatment of cervical myelopathy in patients with FM/CFS. FAME 2001, June 23,24, 2001, Chicago IL.
  24. Heffez DS: The treatment of cervical myelopathy in patients with FM/CFS. Surgical indications and outcomes. Johns Hopkins Hospital Symposium in Honor of Dr. Donlin Martin Long, June 29, 2001, Baltimore MD.
  25. Participant, Canadian Clinical Definition Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols for Fibromyalgia,  March 30-April 1, 2001, Toronto, Canada.
  26. Heffez DS: The treatment of cervical myelopathy in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome. Schwab Rehabilitation Centre Grand Rounds, April 29,2002.
  27. Heffez DS: Cervical myelopathy masquerading as the fibromyalgia syndrome. Neurosurgical Grand Rounds, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland. June 20, 2002.
  28. Speaker Luncheon seminar entitled Chiari 1 malformation and Syringomyelia, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia , Sept., 2002.
  29. Heffez DS: Case presentations. Presented at Neurology and New Treatments in Fibromyalgia, Portland, Oregon Oct 4-6, 2002. Sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia Research Association.
  30. Heffez DS: Cervical Myelopathy- A Great Masquerader. Keynote presentation at the 12th Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Research Symposium, University of Illinois, Chicago, June 20, 2003.
  31. Heffez DS: Surgical Treatment of Myelopathy in Fibromyalgia Patients. Outcomes. Rheumatic Disease Center Rounds, Feb 8, 2007.
  32. Heffez DS: The Chiari Malformation, St. Mary’s Milwaukee Grand Rounds, June 22, 2007
  33. Heffez DS: Chiari 1 malformation-pitfalls in clinical and radiological diagnosis, Medical grand rounds presentation, Aurora Sheboygan Clinic. August 8,2007.
  34. Heffez, DS: The Chiari malformation: Myelopathy due to brain stem compression at the foramen magnum independent of the position of the cerebellar tonsil, Neurosurgery Grand Rounds presentation, Dana Childrens Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 25, 2008.
 

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