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    Christian P Dipaola MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentOrthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
    AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
    119 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-334-1886
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        1. Lange J, Karellas A, Street J, Eck JC, Lapinsky A, Connolly PJ, Dipaola CP. Estimating the effective radiation dose imparted to patients by intraoperative cone-beam computed tomography in thoracolumbar spinal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 1; 38(5):E306-12.
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        2. Hu CT, Dipaola CP, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, Del Rossi G, Rechtine GR. Motion is reduced in the unstable spine with the use of mechanical devices for bed transfers. J Spinal Cord Med. 2013 Jan; 36(1):58-65.
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        3. Eck JC, Martin CJ, Lapinsky A, Connolly PJ, Dipaola C. Does intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring have predictive value for functional recovery following spinal cord injury? A case report. J Clin Monit Comput. 2013 Feb; 27(1):93-6.
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        4. Lewkonia P, Dipaola C, Schouten R, Noonan V, Dvorak M, Fisher C. An evidence-based medicine process to determine outcomes after cervical spine trauma: what surgeons should be telling their patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Aug 15; 37(18):E1140-7.
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        5. Fisher CG, Dipaola CP, Noonan VK, Bailey C, Dvorak MF. Physician-industry conflict of interest: public opinion regarding industry-sponsored research. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jul; 17(1):1-10.
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        6. Dipaola CP, Saravanja DD, Boriani L, Zhang H, Boyd MC, Kwon BK, Paquette SJ, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Street JT. Postoperative Infection Treatment Score for the Spine (PITSS): construction and validation of a predictive model to define need for single versus multiple irrigation and debridement for spinal surgical site infection. Spine J. 2012 Mar; 12(3):218-30.
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        7. Street JT, Lenehan BJ, Dipaola CP, Boyd MD, Kwon BK, Paquette SJ, Dvorak MF, Rampersaud YR, Fisher CG. Morbidity and mortality of major adult spinal surgery. A prospective cohort analysis of 942 consecutive patients. Spine J. 2012 Jan; 12(1):22-34.
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        8. Lewkonia P, Dipaola CP, Schouten R, Dvorak M, Fisher CG. A synthesis of best available evidence and expert opinion on outcomes after cervical trauma: what should surgeons be telling their patients? Evid Based Spine Care J. 2011 Nov; 2(4):57-8.
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        9. Fourney DR, Frangou EM, Ryken TC, Dipaola CP, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Bilsky MH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fisher CG. Spinal instability neoplastic score: an analysis of reliability and validity from the spine oncology study group. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Aug 1; 29(22):3072-7.
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        10. Horodyski M, Conrad BP, Del Rossi G, Dipaola CP, Rechtine GR. Removing a patient from the spine board: is the lift and slide safer than the log roll? J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1282-5.
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        11. Horodyski M, Dipaola CP, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. Cervical Collars are Insufficient for Immobilizing an Unstable Cervical Spine Injury. J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 41(5):513-9.
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        12. Fisher CG, DiPaola CP, Ryken TC, Bilsky MH, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fourney DR. A novel classification system for spinal instability in neoplastic disease: an evidence-based approach and expert consensus from the Spine Oncology Study Group. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Oct 15; 35(22):E1221-9.
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        13. Dipaola CP, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, Dipaola MJ, Sawers A, Rechtine GR. Cervical spine motion generated with manual versus jackson table turning methods in a cadaveric c1-c2 global instability model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Dec 15; 34(26):2912-8.
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        14. Horodyski M, DiPaola CP, DiPaola MJ, Conrad BP, Del Rossi G, Rechtine GR. Comparison of the flat torso versus the elevated torso shoulder pad removal techniques in a cadaveric cervical spine instability model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 1; 34(7):687-91.
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        15. Dipaola CP, Bible JE, Biswas D, Dipaola M, Grauer JN, Rechtine GR. Survey of spine surgeons on attitudes regarding osteoporosis and osteomalacia screening and treatment for fractures, fusion surgery, and pseudoarthrosis. Spine J. 2009 Jul; 9(7):537-44.
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        16. DiPaola CP, Sawers A, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, DiPaola MJ, Del Rossi G, Rechtine GR. Comparing cervical spine motion with different halo devices in a cadaveric cervical instability model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 15; 34(2):149-55.
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        17. DiPaola CP, DiPaola MJ, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, Del Rossi G, Sawers A, Rechtine GR. Comparison of thoracolumbar motion produced by manual and Jackson-table-turning methods. Study of a cadaveric instability model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug; 90(8):1698-704.
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        18. Del Rossi G, Horodyski M, Conrad BP, Dipaola CP, Dipaola MJ, Rechtine GR. Transferring patients with thoracolumbar spinal instability: are there alternatives to the log roll maneuver? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Jun 15; 33(14):1611-5.
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        19. DiPaola MJ, DiPaola CP, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, Del Rossi G, Sawers A, Bloch D, Rechtine GR. Cervical spine motion in manual versus Jackson table turning methods in a cadaveric global instability model. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Jun; 21(4):273-80.
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        20. Sawers A, DiPaola CP, Rechtine GR. Suitability of the noninvasive halo for cervical spine injuries: a retrospective analysis of outcomes. Spine J. 2009 Mar; 9(3):216-20.
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        21. DiPaola CP, Molinari RW. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2008 Mar; 16(3):130-9.
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        22. Dipaola CP, Jacobson JA, Awad H, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. Screw orientation and plate type (variable- vs. fixed-angle) effect strength of fixation for in vitro biomechanical testing of the Synthes CSLP. Spine J. 2008 Sep-Oct; 8(5):717-22.
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        23. DiPaola CP, Jacobson JA, Awad H, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. Screw pull-out force is dependent on screw orientation in an anterior cervical plate construct. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2007 Jul; 20(5):369-73.
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        24. Vaccaro AR, Baron EM, Sanfilippo J, Jacoby S, Steuve J, Grossman E, DiPaola M, Ranier P, Austin L, Ropiak R, Ciminello M, Okafor C, Eichenbaum M, Rapuri V, Smith E, Orozco F, Ugolini P, Fletcher M, Minnich J, Goldberg G, Wilsey J, Lee JY, Lim MR, Burns A, Marino R, DiPaola C, Zeiller L, Zeiler SC, Harrop J, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS. Reliability of a novel classification system for thoracolumbar injuries: the Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 May 15; 31(11 Suppl):S62-9; discussion S104.
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        25. DiPaola CP, Farmer JC, Manova K, Niswander LA. Molecular signaling in intervertebral disk development. J Orthop Res. 2005 Sep; 23(5):1112-9.
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