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Articles & Publications

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Galimberti, J, Barolat-Romana, G.: Considerazioni su un caso clinico di trombose venosa cerebrale subacute post-cranio-traumatica. L'Ospedale Maggiore Di Novara 6:1.6. 1974.
  2. Fasano, VA, Barolat-Romana, G, et al: La radicotomie posterieure fonctionnelle dans le traitment de la spasticite' cerebrale. Neurochirurgie 22:23-24, 1976.
  3. Fasano, VA, Urciuoli, R, Broggi, G, Barolat-Romana, G, et al: New aspects in the surgical treatment of cerebral palsy. Acta Neurochir 24:53-57, 1977.
  4. Lombard, GF, Barolat-Romana, G.: Clinical aspects and prognosis of traumatic coma in infancy and childhood. J Neurosurg Sci 21:229-236, 1977.
  5. Fasano, VA, Broggi, G, Barolat-Romana, G, Squazzi, A: Surgical treatment of spasticity. Child Brain 4:289-305, 1978.
  6. Fasano, VA, Barolat-Romana, G, et al: Electrophysiological assessment of spinal circuits in spasticity by direct dorsal root stimulation. Neurosurgerv 4(2):146-151, 1979.*
  7. Davis, R, Barolat-Romana, G, Engle, H: Chronic cerebellar stimulation for cerebral palsy - five year study. Acta Neurochir 30:317-332, 1980.
  8. Barolat-Romana, G, Davis, R: Neurophysiological mechanisms in abnormal reflex activities in cerebral palsy and spinal spasticity. Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 43:333-342, 1980.
  9. Barolat-Romana, G, Benzel, EC: Spinal intradural extra-arachnoid metastasis. Surg Neurol 19:137-143, 1983.
  10. Barolat-Romana, G, Maiman, D, Dernbach, P, Choi, H: Prostate carcinoma presenting as intracranial hemorrhage: Case Report. Neurosurg 60(2):414-416, 1984.
  11. Barolat-Romana, G, Larson, SJ: Influence of stimulus location and limb position on motor responses in the comatose. J Neurosurg 61:725¬728, 1984.
  12. Maiman, DJ, Barolat-Romana, G, Larson, SJ: Management of bilateral locked facets of the cervical spine. Neurosurgery 18:542¬547, 1986.
  13. Barolat-Romana, G, Myklebust, JB, Hemmy, DC, Myklebust, JB, Wenninger, W: Immediate effects of spinal cord stimulation in spinal spasticity. J Neurosurg 62(4):558-562, 1985.
  14. Barolat, G., Myklebust, J.B., and Wenninger, W.: Enhancement of voluntary motor function following spinal cord stimulation - Case Study. Appl Neurophysiology, 49:307-314, 1986.
  15. Barolat, G., Maiman, D.: Spasms in spinal cord injury. A study of 72 patients. Jnl of the American Paraplegia Society, Vol. 10, No. 2:35-38, July-October 1987.
  16. Maiman, D., Myklebust, J., and Barolat, G.: Spinal cord stimulation for amelioration of spasticity: experimental results. Neurosurgery, Vol. 21, No. 3:331-333, 1987.
  17. Barolat, G.: The surgical management of spasticity and spasms in spinal cord injury. An Overview. Jnl of the American Paraplegia Society, Vol ll:No. 1:9-13, 1988.
  18. Barolat, G., Myklebust, J.B., Wenninger, W.: Effects of spinal cord stimulation on spasticity and spasms secondary to myelopathy. Appl. Neurophysiology, 51:29-44, 1988.
  19. Barolat, G., Knobler, R., Lublin, F.: Trigeminal neuralgia in a patient with multiple sclerosis treated with high cervical spinal cord stimulation - Case Report. Applied Neurophysiology, 51:333-337, 1988.
  20. Barolat, G., Schwartzman, R., Woo, R.: Epidural spinal cord stimulation in the management of reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Appl. Neurophysiology, 1988.
  21. Benzel, E., Barolat, G., Larson, S.: Femoral, obturator and sciatic neurectomy with iliacus and psoas muscle section for spasticity following spinal cord injury. Spine, 13, 905-908,1988
  22. Knobler, R., Lublin, F., Streletz, L., Barolat,G et al: Intracerebral Beta-Interferon in Brain Tumor Therapy. Monitoring Cerebral Function with Compressed Spectral Analysis. Advances in Neuroimmunology. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 540, 573-575, 1988
  23. Traflet R., Babaria A., Barolat G. et al: Intracranial chondroma in a patient with Olier's disease. Case report. J. Neurosurg 70, 274-276, 1989
  24. Barolat G. Schwartzman RJ, Woo R: Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation in the management of Reflex Sympathetic Dsytrophy. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 53:29-39,1989.
  25. Tom CM, Arias LM, Barolat G: Spinal Opiates administration: A case of catheter misplacement. Clinical Journal of Pain. 6,60-63,1990
  26. Santo J.,Arias L.,Barolat G. et al: Bilateral cingulotomy in the treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Pain, 41: 55-59,1990
  27. Barolat G.,Shaefer D., Zeme S.: Recurrent spinal cord tethering by sacral root following lypomeningocele surgery. Case Report. J. Neurosurg. 75,143-145,1991
  28. Barolat G., Zeme S. Ketcik B.: Multifactorial Analysis of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 56,77-103,1991
  29. Barolat G.: The selective dorsal rhizotomy through a limited exposure of the cauda equina at L1. J. Neurosurg. 75,804-807,1991
  30. Barolat G., Ketcik B.: Percutaneous stimulation of the lumbo-sacral plexus. J. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 56,250-257,1991
  31. Barolat G.: Epidural spinal cord stimulation:The methodology of the TJU neuro-implant program. International J. of Pain Therapy. 1,202-207,1991
  32. Barolat G. Zeme S., Ketcik B.: Mapping of sensory responses to epidural stimulation of the intraspinal neural structures in man. J. Neurosurg. 78,233-239,1993
  33. Strujk J., Holsheimer J., Barolat G., He J.: Paresthesia threshold in spinal cord stimulation: a comparison of theoretical results with clinical data. IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, 1,101108,1993
  34. Barolat G.: Experience with 509 plate-electrodes implanted epidurally from C1 to L1. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 61, 60-79,1993
  35. George R., Augustinsson L. Barolat G. et al.: Vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of partial seizures: 2.Safety, side effects and tolerability. Epilepsia 35,627-636,1994
  36. He J. Barolat G., Strujk J., Holsheimer J.: Perception threshold and electrode position for spinal cord stimulation. Pain, 59,55-64,1994
  37. Tulgar M., Barolat G., Ketcik B.: Analysis of parameters for epidural spinal cord stimulation.1. Perception and tolerance thresholds resulting from 1,100 combinations. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 61,129-139,1994
  38. Tulgar M., Barolat G., Ketcik B.: Analysis of parameters for epidural spinal cord stimulation. 2.Usange ranges resulting from 3,000 combinations Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 61, 140-145,1994
  39. Tulgar M., Jiping He,Barolat G., Ketcik B, Strujk H, Holsheimer J.: Analysis of parameters for epidural spinal cord stimulation. 3.Topographical distribution of paresthesiae Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 61,146-155,1994
  40. He J., Barolat G.: The usage range in spinal cord stimulation. Analgesia, 1994, in press
  41. Barolat G.,Sani S., Ketcik B., Shatin D.: Spinal cord stimulation in the management of spasticity and spasms following spinal cord injury: a prospective study. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurg. 64, 153-164, 1995
  42. Holsheimer J.; Barolat G., Struijk J.J., He J.: Significance of the spinal cord position in spinal cord stimulation. Acta Neurochir, 64 [Suppl]:119-24, 1995
  43. Barolat G., Ketcik B., He J.: Long term outcome of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management. Neuromodulation, 1,19-29, 1998
  44. Barolat G.: Epidural spinal cord stimulation. Anatomical and electrical properties of the intraspinal structures and clinical correlations. Neuromodulation, 2,63-71,1998
  45. Holsheimer J, Barolat G.: Spinal geometry and paresthesiae coverage in spinal cord stimulation. Neuromodulation. 3,129-136,1998
  46. Barolat: A prospective multicenter study to assess the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation utilizing a multi-channel radio-frequency system for the treatment of intractable low back and lower extremity pain. Initial considerations and methodology. Neuromodulation, 2,179-183,1999
  47. Barolat G, Sharan A: Future trends in spinal cord stimulation. Neurological Research. 22,279-284, 2000
  48. Barolat G et al: Epidural spinal cord stimulation with a multiple electrode paddle lead is effective in treating intractable low back pain. Neuromodulation 4,59-66,2001
  49. Sharan A, Barolat G et al: Evolving patterns of spinal cord stimulation. Neuromodulation 5,167-179, 2002
  50. North R, et al. ,Barolat G: Automated, patient-interactive, spinal cord stimulator adjustment: a randomized controlled trial. Neurosurgery 52,572-580,2003
  51. North et al., Barolat G.: Spinal cord stimulator adjustment to maximize implanted battery longevity: a randomized controlled trial using a computerized patient-interactive programmer. Neuromodulation, 7,13-25,2004
  52. Beltrutti D., Barolat G. et al: The psychological assessment of candidates for spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management. Pain Practice 4,204-221,2004
  53. Frank E, Menefee L, Jalali S, Sanschagrin K, Crerand C, Park J, Padula V, Shaikh R, Barolat G.: The Utility of a 7-Day Percutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Measured by a Pain Diary: A Long-term Retrospective Analysis. Neuromodulation Vol. 8 Issue 3 ; 162-170, 2005
  54. DiSorbio M., Bruns D., Barolat G.,: Assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Practical Pain Management, Volume 6, Issue 2,11-27,2006
  55. McCeney M., Krutch J., Barolat G.: A Case Report of Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Axial Back Pain Associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Neuromodulation, Volume 11, 2; 112-115,2008
  56. Bonezzi C., Buonacore M., Barolat G. : Neurophysiological evidences of antidromic activation of large myelinated fibres in lower limbs during spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Spine, 33,4, 2008
  57. Al Tamimi M., Davids R., Langston M., Krutsch J., Yakovlev A., Barolat G.: Successful treatment of chronic neuropathic pain with subcutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation. Neuromodulation, 12, 3; 210-214,2009
  58. Di Leva A., Barolat G., et al: Lumbar arachnoiditis and thecaloscopy: brief review and proposed treatment algorithm. Cent. Eur. Neurosurg. 2010 In press

Review Articles / Book Chapters

  1. Barolat G.: Surgical management of spasticity in spinal cord injury. In Northrup B. and Garfield R. Eds. Surgery for Spinal Injuries. Raven Press, New York, New York, 1993, 297-304
  2. Barolat G.: Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Management of Spasms and Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury. Neurosurgery: State of the Art Reviews. Hanley & Belfus Inc. Publishers, Philadelphia,Vol.4, 365-370, 1989
  3. Barolat G.: Assessment of Motor Disorders. In R.Davis,G. Kondraske, W. Tourtellotte, K. Syndulko Editors: Quantifying Neurologic Performance. State of the Art Reviews: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 3/No 2,pp 111-128, 1989
  4. Barolat G.: Current status of epidural spinal cord stimulation. Neurosurgery Quarterly,5, 98-124, 1995
  5. Barolat G.: Mapping of sensory responses to epidural spinal cord stimulation. In Horsch S, Claeys L Eds. Spinal Cord Stimulation II, Springer 1995,223-234
  6. Barolat G.: Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management. In Gildenberg Tasker Eds. Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. McGraw Hill, 1519-1537, 1997
  7. Barolat G., Peacock W., Staudt L.: Pain and spasticity. In Benzel E. Ed. Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complications Avoidance and Management. Churchill Livingstone, 1999, 863-876
  8. Barolat G., North R. Spinal cord stimulation:implantation techniques. pp 535-548 In Burchiel Ed. Textbook of Pain Surgery. Thieme Medical Publisher, New York, 2002
  9. Barolat G: Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain management. Archives of Medical Research, 31,258-261, 2000
  10. Barolat G:, Sharan A:: Spinal cord stimulation for back pain. In Simpson Ed. Electrical Stimulation and the Relief of Pain. Pain Research and Clinical Management. Vol.15. Elsevier Science. Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2003, pp 79-86
  11. Barolat G: , Sharan A: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Management. In Pain Management for the Neurosurgeon: Part 2; Editor in Chief, Winfield S. Fisher III, M.D.; Guest Editor, Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., F.A.C.S. Seminars in Neurosurgery, volume 15, number 2, 2004
  12. Barolat G: Spinal Cord Stimulation for`Chronic Pain Management,`Implantation Techniques. In Slipman, Simeone Eds, Interventional Spine Techniques, Elsevier Publisher, 2007, 341-350
  13. Barolat G., Sharan A.: Implantable Devices and Drug Delivery Systems The Handbook of Chronic Pain. Editors : S. Kreitler, D. Beltrutti, A. Lamberto, D. Niv, Chapter 15, Nova Science Publisher,2007
  14. Barolat G: Neurostimulation for peripheral neuropathies. In Neuromodulation, Editors: E. Krames, H. Peckham, A. Rezai. Elsevier Publisher, 2009
  15. Barolat G.: Techniques for Subcutaneous Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for Intractable Pain. In Neuromodulation, Editors: E. Krames, H. Peckham, A. Rezai. Elsevier Publisher, Chapter 88, pp 1017-1020 , 2009
  16. Barolat G et al.: History of the Neuromodulation Societies. In Neuromodulation, Editors: E. Krames, H. Peckham, A. Rezai. Elsevier Publisher, Chapter 70, pp 900-920 , 2009
  17. Barolat G.: Peripheral nerve stimulation for inguinal and abdominal pain in Peripheral nerve Stimulation. PROGRESS IN NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY, Slavin Ed. S. Karger AG - Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2010, in press.
  18. Barolat G.: Subcutaneous Peripheral Field Stimulation. In Neurostimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Pain, 1st Edition. Robert Levy and Salim Hayek Editors, Elsevier Publisher, in press
  19. Barolat G.: Neurostimulation in spine problems. In Minimal Invasive Procedures in Spine Surgery. Larry T Khoo, A. Fahir Ozer, Editors, in press