David R Walega

  • 361 Citations
20052022
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Research Output 2005 2019

2019

Low-Pressure Lumbar Provocation Discography According to Spine Intervention Society/International Association for the Study of Pain Standards Does Not Cause Acceleration of Disc Degeneration in Patients with Symptomatic Low Back Pain: A 7-Year Matched Cohort Study

McCormick, Z. L., Lehman, V. T., Plastaras, C. T., Walega, D. R., Huddleston, P., Moussallem, C., Geske, J. R., Verdoorn, J. T., Kennedy, D. J., Maus, T. P. & Carr, C. M., Oct 1 2019, In : Spine. 44, 19, p. E1161-E1168

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Low Back Pain
Spine
Cohort Studies
Pressure

Pre-TKR genicular nerve ablation

Walega, D. R., McCormick, Z. & Avram, M. J., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Regional anesthesia and pain medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Citations (Scopus)
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Postoperative Pain
Knee
Randomized Controlled Trials
Opioid Analgesics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Randomized prospective trial of cooled versus traditional radiofrequency ablation of the medial branch nerves for the treatment of lumbar facet joint pain

McCormick, Z. L., Choi, H., Reddy, R., Syed, R. H., Bhave, M., Kendall, M. C., Khan, D. M., Nagpal, G., Teramoto, M. & Walega, D. R., Mar 1 2019, In : Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 44, 3, p. 389-397 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zygapophyseal Joint
Arthralgia
Pain
Nerve Block
Psychometrics
2018
4 Citations (Scopus)

Achieving meaningful success in studies of genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation

McCormick, Z. L. & Walega, D. R., Oct 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 10, p. 2093-2094 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Catheter Ablation
Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee Joint
Knee
8 Citations (Scopus)

A prospective randomized trial of prognostic genicular nerve blocks to determine the predictive value for the outcome of cooled radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis

McCormick, Z. L., Reddy, R., Korn, M., Dayanim, D., Syed, R. H., Bhave, M., Zhukalin, M., Choxi, S., Ebrahimi, A., Kendall, M. C., McCarthy, R. J., Khan, D. M., Nagpal, G., Bouffard, K. J. & Walega, D. R., Jan 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 8, p. 1628-1638 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Block
Chronic Pain
Osteoarthritis
Knee
Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chemical neurolysis of the genicular nerves for chronic knee pain: Reviving an old dog and an old trick

Walega, D. R. & McCormick, Z. L., Jan 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 9, p. 1882-1884 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Nerve Block
Chronic Pain
Knee
Dogs
5 Citations (Scopus)

Fact finders for patient safety: Are gadolinium-based contrast media safe alternatives to iodinated contrast agents for the safe performance of spinal injection procedures?

Popescu, A., Patel, J., McCormick, Z. L., Maus, T. P., Rodes, M. E., Walega, D. R. & Smith, C. C., Oct 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 10, p. 2089-2090 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Spinal Injections
Gadolinium
Patient Safety
Contrast Media

Management of a Cancer Patient with an Intrathecal Drug Delivery System and an Acute Brain Abscess

Walega, D. R. & Korn, M., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Palliative Medicine. 21, 5, p. 727-729 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Brain Abscess
Drug Delivery Systems
Surgical Wound Infection
Neoplasms
Granuloma
3 Citations (Scopus)

Third-degree skin burn from conventional radiofrequency ablation of the inferiomedial genicular nerve

McCormick, Z. L. & Walega, D. R., May 1 2018, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 19, 5, p. 1095-1097 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Knee
Skin
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Prospective randomized comparative trial of targeted steroid injection via epidural catheter versus standard C7-T1 interlaminar approach for the treatment of unilateral cervical radicular pain

McCormick, Z. L., Nelson, A., Bhave, M., Zhukalin, M., Kendall, M. C., McCarthy, R. J., Khan, D. M., Nagpal, G. & Walega, D. R., Jan 1 2017, In : Regional anesthesia and pain medicine. 42, 1, p. 82-89 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Neck Pain
Catheters
Steroids
Pain
24 Citations (Scopus)

Cooled radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves for chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis: Six-month outcomes

McCormick, Z. L., Korn, M., Reddy, R., Marcolina, A., Dayanim, D., Mattie, R., Cushman, D., Bhave, M., McCarthy, R. J., Khan, D. M., Nagpal, G. & Walega, D. R., Sep 1 2017, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 18, 9, p. 1631-1641 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Osteoarthritis
Neuralgia
Chronic Pain
Knee
Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Does cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injection with low-dose lidocaine cause objective upper extremity weakness? A preliminary study

McCormick, Z. L., Nelson, A., Kendall, M. C., McCarthy, R. J., Nagpal, G. & Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2017, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 18, 12, p. 2296-2305 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Elbow
Lidocaine
Upper Extremity
Steroids

Epidural infection

Walega, D. R., Jan 1 2017, Challenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine. Springer International Publishing, p. 251-256 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Epidural Abscess
Infection
Back Pain
Laboratory Infection
Discitis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Is There a Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections?

McCormick, Z. L., Mattie, R., Ebrahimi, A., Lee, D. T., Marcolina, A., Press, J., Kennedy, D. J., Smuck, M., Walega, D. R. & Cushman, D., Jul 1 2017, In : Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 18, 7, p. 1326-1333 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Fluoroscopy
Body Mass Index
Steroids
Injections
11 Citations (Scopus)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Infection Rates and Risk Factors: A Multicenter Retrospective Study

Hoelzer, B. C., Bendel, M. A., Deer, T. R., Eldrige, J. S., Walega, D. R., Wang, Z., Costandi, S., Azer, G., Qu, W., Falowski, S. M., Neuman, S. A., Moeschler, S. M., Wassef, C., Kim, C., Niazi, T., Saifullah, T., Yee, B., Kim, C., Oryhan, C. L., Rosenow, J. M. & 14 others, Warren, D. T., Lerman, I., Mora, R., Hayek, S. M., Hanes, M., Simopoulos, T., Sharma, S., Gilligan, C., Grace, W., Ade, T., Mekhail, N. A., Hunter, J. P., Choi, D. & Choi, D. Y., Jan 1 2017, In : Neuromodulation. 20, 6, p. 558-562 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multicenter Studies
Spinal Cord
Retrospective Studies
Infection
Occlusive Dressings
6 Citations (Scopus)

Spinal Cord Stimulator Related Infections: Findings From a Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of 2737 Implants

Bendel, M. A., O'Brien, T., Hoelzer, B. C., Deer, T. R., Pittelkow, T. P., Costandi, S., Walega, D. R., Azer, G., Hayek, S. M., Wang, Z., Eldrige, J. S., Qu, W., Rosenow, J. M., Falowski, S. M., Neuman, S. A., Moeschler, S. M., Wassef, C., Kim, C., Niazi, T., Saifullah, T. & 16 others, Yee, B., Kim, C., Oryhan, C. L., Warren, D. T., Lerman, I., Mora, R., Hanes, M., Simopoulos, T., Sharma, S., Gilligan, C., Grace, W., Ade, T., Mekhail, N. A., Hunter, J. P., Choi, D. & Choi, D. Y., Jan 1 2017, In : Neuromodulation. 20, 6, p. 553-557 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Cord
Infection
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Wound Infection
Salvage Therapy
2 Citations (Scopus)

The Impact of Body Mass Index on Fluoroscopy Time During Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection; A Multicenter Cohort Study

McCormick, Z. L., Choxi, S. C., Lee, D. T., Marcolina, A., Press, J., Kennedy, D. J., Smuck, M., Walega, D. R. & Cushman, D. M., Jan 1 2017, In : Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 18, 1, p. 25-35 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Fluoroscopy
Multicenter Studies
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies

The relationship between body mass index and fluoroscopy time during intraarticular hip injection: A multicenter cohort study

McCormick, Z. L., Bhave, M., Lee, D. T., Scholten, P. M., Chu, S. K., Babu, A. N., Caldwell, M., Ziegler, C., Ashraf, H., Clark, R., Gross, C., Cara, J., McCormick, K., Ross, B., Press, J., Walega, D. R. & Cushman, D., Jan 1 2017, In : Pain Physician. 20, 5, p. E721-E726

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intra-Articular Injections
Fluoroscopy
Multicenter Studies
Hip
Body Mass Index
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)

Cooled radiofrequency ablation of genicular nerves for knee osteoarthritis pain: A protocol for patient selection and case series

Reddy, R. D., McCormick, Z. L., Marshall, B., Mattie, R. & Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2016, In : Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. 6, 6, e39696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Knee Osteoarthritis
Patient Selection
Knee
Pain
Chronic Pain
1 Citation (Scopus)

Is there a relationship between body mass index and fluoroscopy time during sacroiliac joint injection? A multicenter cohort study

McCormick, Z. L., Cushman, D., Lee, D. T., Scholten, P. M., Chu, S. K., Babu, A. N., Caldwell, M., Ziegler, C., Ashraf, H., Sundar, B., Clark, R., Gross, C., Cara, J., McCormick, K., Ross, B., Smith, C. C., Press, J. M., Smuck, M. & Walega, D. R., Jul 1 2016, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 17, 7, p. 1241-1248 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sacroiliac Joint
Fluoroscopy
Multicenter Studies
Body Mass Index
Cohort Studies
11 Citations (Scopus)

Pain Reduction and Repeat Injections After Transforaminal Epidural Injection With Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Steroid for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

McCormick, Z. L., Cushman, D., Marshall, B., Caldwell, M., Patel, J., Ghannad, L., Eng, C., Makovitch, S., Babu, A., Chu, S. K., Marciniak, C., Walega, D. R., Press, J. M., Plastaras, C. & Kennedy, D. J., Nov 1 2016, In : PM and R. 8, 11, p. 1039-1045 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Steroids
Pain
Injections
Electromyography
3 Citations (Scopus)

Stellate ganglion blockade and verbal memory in midlife women: Evidence from a randomized trial

Maki, P. M., Rubin, L. H., Savarese, A., Drogos, L., Shulman, L. P., Banuvar, S. & Walega, D. R., Oct 1 2016, In : Maturitas. 92, p. 123-129 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stellate Ganglion
Verbal Learning
Data storage equipment
Skin
Fluoroscopy
2015
2 Citations (Scopus)

Cervical epidural steroid injection for refractory somatic tinnitus

Mccormick, Z. L. & Walega, D. R., Jan 1 2015, In : Pain Practice. 15, 2, p. e28-e33

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Tinnitus
Steroids
Otitis Media
Adrenal Cortex Hormones

Deliberate Malfeasance or Innocent Error? Misrepresentation in Pain Medicine Fellowship Applications

Walega, D., Feb 1 2015, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 16, 2, p. 230-231 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Professional Misconduct
Graduate Medical Education
Medicine
Pain
4 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of anxiety in procedure-naive patients during cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injection procedures

Walega, D. R., Kendall, M. C., Nagpal, G. & De Oliveira Jr, G. S., Jan 1 2015, In : Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 40, 3, p. 255-261 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidural Injections
Anxiety
Steroids
Nonparametric Statistics
Equipment and Supplies
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Cardiomyopathies
Electrodes
9 Citations (Scopus)

The incidence and severity of physical pain symptoms in marfan syndrome a survey of 993 patients

Nelson, A. M., Walega, D. R. & McCarthy, R. J., Jan 1 2015, In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 31, 12, p. 1080-1086 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Marfan Syndrome
Pain
Incidence
Surveys and Questionnaires
Intractable Pain
2014
3 Citations (Scopus)

Bilateral stellate ganglion blockade for recalcitrant oral pain from burning mouth syndrome: A case report

Walega, D. R., Smith, C. & Epstein, J. B., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache. 28, 2, p. 171-175 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Burning Mouth Syndrome
Stellate Ganglion
Pain
Mouth
History
34 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of stellate ganglion block on vasomotor symptoms: Findings from a randomized controlled clinical trial in postmenopausal women

Walega, D. R., Rubin, L. H., Banuvar, S., Shulman, L. P. & Maki, P. M., Jan 1 2014, In : Menopause. 21, 8, p. 807-814 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stellate Ganglion
Randomized Controlled Trials
Injections
Bupivacaine
Subcutaneous Tissue
1 Citation (Scopus)

Response to letter to the editor

Walega, D. R. & Maki, P., Jan 1 2014, In : Menopause. 21, 9, p. 1027-1028 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Autonomic Nerve Block
Hot Flashes
Stellate Ganglion
Postmenopause
12 Citations (Scopus)
Thoracic Nerves
Skin
Electrodes
Thorax
Therapeutics
2013
41 Citations (Scopus)

Diagnostic criteria and treatment of discogenic pain: A systematic review of recent clinical literature

Malik, K. M., Cohen, S. P., Walega, D. R. & Benzon, H. T., Nov 1 2013, In : Spine Journal. 13, 11, p. 1675-1689 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pain
Terminology
Intervertebral Disc
Therapeutics
Neck Pain
5 Citations (Scopus)

Survey of inspection and palpation rates among spine providers: Evaluation of physician performance of the physical examination for patients with low back pain

Press, J., Liem, B., Walega, D. R. & Garfin, S., Sep 15 2013, In : Spine. 38, 20, p. 1779-1784 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palpation
Low Back Pain
Physical Examination
Spine
Physicians
2011
6 Citations (Scopus)
Epidural Blood Patch
Intracranial Hypotension
Headache
Tears
Epidural Space
2 Citations (Scopus)
Groin
Inguinal Hernia
Chronic Pain
Anatomy
Cryotherapy

Determination of disability

Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2011, Essentials of Pain Medicine. Elsevier Inc, p. 83-84 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intradiscal techniques: Intradiscal electrothermal therapy, biacuplasty, percutaneous decompression techniques

Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2011, Essentials of Pain Medicine. Elsevier Inc, p. 471-478 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Decompression
Therapeutics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Pneumorrhachis mimicking meningitis after a paramedian lumbar interlaminar injection

De Oliveira, G. S., Charchaflieh, J. & Walega, D. R., Jan 1 2011, In : Clinical Journal of Pain. 27, 4, p. 355-356 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pneumorrhachis
Meningitis
Prone Position
Injections
Spinal Canal
2008

Pain Medicine Practice: Development of Outpatient Services for Chronic Pain

Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2008, Raj's Practical Management of Pain. Elsevier Inc., p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ambulatory Care
Chronic Pain
Medicine
Pain
2007
142 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of the particle sizes of different steroids and the effect of dilution: A review of the relative neurotoxicities of the steroids

Benzon, H. T., Chew, T. L., McCarthy, R. J., Benzon, H. & Walega, D. R., Feb 1 2007, In : Anesthesiology. 106, 2, p. 331-338 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Betamethasone
Particle Size
Steroids
dexamethasone 21-phosphate
Methylprednisolone
2005

Intradiscal Techniques: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy and Nucleoplasty

Walega, D. R., Dec 1 2005, SPEC - Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia (Reprint). Elsevier Inc, p. 485-493 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Therapeutics