Prominent publications by William Jeremy Beckworth

KOL Index score: 5553

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Interventional spine procedures have seen a steady increase in utilization over the last 10 to 20 years. In 2010, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for facet injections were bundled with image guidance (fluoroscopic or computed tomography) and limited billing to a maximum of three levels. This was done in part because of increased utilization and to ensure that procedures were done appropriately with image guidance.

PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate if ...

Known for Medicare Population |  Facet Injections |  Injection Trends |  Background Context |  Patient Sample
KOL Index score: 4561

OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the prevalence of an anomalous posterior vertebral artery (VA) in the neural foramen and to see if any factors might correlate with proximity of the VA to needle location in a cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTFESI).

METHODS: A radiologist with subspecialty training in neuroradiology documented VA location in relation to the neural foramen on axial views of 198 consecutive computed tomography angiograms done for various reasons, 11 were excluded ...

Known for Vertebral Artery |  Transforaminal Epidural |  Steroid Injections |  Neural Foramen |  Cervical Vertebrae
KOL Index score: 3616

BACKGROUND CONTEXT PURPOSE: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single intradiscal injection of STRO-3+ adult allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) in subjects with chronic low back pain (CLBP) associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD) through 36-month follow-up.

STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A multicenter, randomized, controlled study conducted at 13 clinical sites (12 in the United States and 1 in Australia).

SUBJECT SAMPLE: A total of 100 ...

Known for Degenerative Disc Disease |  Low Pain |  Intervertebral Disc Degeneration |  Intradiscal Injection |  Prospective Randomized
KOL Index score: 1808

Lumbar stenosis is a common radiographic finding that sometimes can be symptomatic. It usually results from a degenerative process of hypertrophic facets, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, and disc involvement. A prominence of fat in the epidural space, epidural lipomatosis, can also be a contributing factor. This case report presents a 55-year-old man with radiographic improvement of epidural lipomatosis and stenosis from dietary weight loss. Given the rising obesity epidemic, ...

Known for Epidural Lipomatosis |  Spinal Stenosis |  Weight Loss
KOL Index score: 971

OBJECTIVE: Prospectively evaluate the clinical outcomes of acute cervical radiculopathy with respect to soft disc herniations vs osteophytes.

METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients who had had cervical radiculopathy for ≤1 month were enrolled in the study. Inclusion criteria were radicular pain greater than axial pain and a pain score ≥4 out of 10 on a numerical rating scale. Patients had at least one positive clinical finding: motor, sensory, or reflex changes. Plain films and magnetic ...

Known for Cervical Radiculopathy
KOL Index score: 944

BACKGROUND: Iodinated contrast media (ICM) allergy labels pose a unique clinical problem for the interventional pain physician due to the drawbacks of gadolinium for enhancement during pain procedures, as well as the reluctance to add to the cumulative steroid burden with steroid premedication. However, the risks of ICM hypersensitivity specific to this setting have not been previously described.

METHODS: We aimed to describe the incidence of ICM-induced hypersensitivity during the ...

Known for Pain Procedures |  Contrast Media |  Drug Hypersensitivity
KOL Index score: 722

BACKGROUND: The intervertebral disk is the largest avascular structure in the body. It relies on passive diffusion from arteries at the periphery of the disk for nutrition. Previous studies have suggested a correlation between vascular disease and lumbar degenerative disk disease (DDD), but the association with facet arthritis and stenosis has not been evaluated.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of lumbar artery stenosis, aortic atherosclerosis on computed tomography angiography, and ...

Known for Computed Tomography Angiography |  Spinal Canal
KOL Index score: 122
Known for Joint Humans


William Jeremy Beckworth: Influence Statistics

Sample of concepts for which William Jeremy Beckworth is among the top experts in the world.
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utilization facet #18
injection trends #19
publication humans medicare #20
ctfesi #22
injections 2000 #38
lumbosacral facet #51
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medicare neurosurgical #56
facet injection #58

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William Jeremy Beckworth:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichWilliam Jeremy Beckworthhas direct influence:Medicare population,  Epidural lipomatosis,  Vertebral artery,  Spinal stenosis,  Degenerative disc disease,  Cervical radiculopathy,  Disc degeneration,  Facet injections.

William Jeremy Beckworth:KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which William Jeremy Beckworth has influence:Intervertebral disc,  Treatment escalation,  Vertebral artery,  Sensory block level,  Nucleus pulposus,  Locomotive syndrome,  Anatomical dimensions.



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Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine, 59 Executive Park South, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA. | Emory University, Emory Spine Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. | Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emory U

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