Surveys Implemented

SUMMER 2019: Understanding Current Practice Patterns in Pain Management for Radiofrequency Procedures for Chronic Spinal Pain in Patients with Implantable Devices

Principal Investigator: Jason Friedrich, MD

Co-Investigators: Ben Marshall, MD and Elise Adcock, MD


SPRING 2019: Physician Decision Making and Patient Satisfaction Scores

Principal Investigators: Byron J. Schneider, MD and Reza Ehsanian, MD, PhD

WINTER 2019: Understanding the Current Landscape of Regenerative Medicine for Percutaneous Treatment of Spine Pathology

Principal Investigator: Venu Akuthota, MD

Co-Investigator: Balaji Sridhar MD, PhD


SPRING 2018: Epidural Corticosteroid Injection Practices & Trends: A Survey of Interventional Spine Physicians

Principal Investigator: Zachary McCormick, MD

Hynes A, Vydra D, Clements N, Julia J, Nagpal A, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL. Current Trends in the Use of Sedation During Spine Intervention Procedures: A Survey Study. Pain Medicine. 2019. Accepted for publication.  Abstract

Vydra D, McCormick ZL, Clements N, Nagpal A, Julia J, Cushman D. Current Trends in Steroid Dose Choice and Frequency of Administration of Epidural Steroid Injections: A Survey Study. PMR. 2019. Accepted for Publication.  Abstract

Clements ND, Vydra D, Cushman DM, Nagpal A, Julia J, Zheng P, McCormick ZL. Trends in Steroid Agent and Diluent Choices for Epidural Steroid Injections: A Survey of Spine Intervention Society Physicians. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2019. Accepted for Publication.  Abstract

Clements ND, Vydra, D, Nagpal A, Akuthota V, Kennedy DJ, McCormick ZL, Cushman DL. Serious Complications Associated with Interventional Spine Procedures - Results of a Spine Intervention Society Survey. Pain Medicine. 2019. Accepted for Publication.  Abstract

Vydra, D, Hynes A, Clements N, Nagpal A, Julia J, Schneider BJ, Maus TP, Cushman DM, McCormick ZL. Current Practice Trends in Image-Guidance During Cervical and Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections. Pain Medicine. 2019. Apr 2. pii: pnz065. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz065. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30938803  Abstract

SUMMER 2016: Antithrombotic Drugs in Interventional Spine Procedures

Principal Investigator: Matthew Smuck, MD


WINTER 2015-2016: Are Patient Satisfaction Surveys Altering How Physicians Practice?

Principal Investigator: Joshua H. Levin, MD 

Co-Investigators: D.J. Kennedy, MD and Ryan Mattie, MD


WINTER 2015:  International Delphi Study on Clinical Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Principal Investigators: Christy Tomkins-Lane, PhD & Matthew Smuck, MD

Presentation, Manuscript 

SPRING 2014: Does MRI Affect Physician Treatment for Patients Presenting with Low Back Pain: A Prospective Analysis?

Principal Investigator: Venu Akuthota, MD 



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