Research & Publications

Pain Management & Regional Anesthesia

Visnjevac O, Costandi S, Patel BA, Azer G, Agarwal P, Bolash R, Mekhail NA. “A Comprehensive Outcome-Specific Review of the Use of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.” Pain Practice 2017 Apr;17(4):533-545.

Iacobucci GJ, Visnjevac O, Pourafkari L, Nader ND. Ketamine: An Update on Cellular and Subcellular Mechanisms with Implications for Clinical Practice. Pain Physician. 2017 Feb;20(2):E285-E301.

Visnjevac O, Kim P, Farid-Davari S, Johnson P, Nader ND. “Digital subtraction angiography versus real-time fluoroscopy for detection of intravascular penetration prior to epidural steroid injections: meta-analysis of prospective studies.” Pain Physician. 2015 Jan-Feb;18(1):29-36.

Visnjevac O, Kocz R, Visnjevac T, Annam S, Toufexis G. “Medication Safety: Does Intravenous Acetaminophen Promote Perioperative Hypothermia for Total Hip Arthroplasty? J Arthroplasty. 2014; 29(11):2230-2

Hamid S, Rahimzadeh P, Visnjevac O, Behzadi B, Reza M, Nader N. “Intravenous Acetaminophen is Superior to Ketamine For Postoperative Pain Following Abdominal Hysterectomy: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter Clinical Trial.” J Pain Res. 2014;7:65-70.

Visnjevac O, Matson B. “Postmastectomy pain syndrome: an unrecognized annual billion dollar national financial burden” J Pain. 2013;14(4):S33

 

Evidence-Based Medicine and Outcomes-Focused Research

Arora P, Pourafkari L, Visnjevac O, Anand EJ, Porhomayon J, Nader ND. “Preoperative serum potassium predicts the clinical outcome after non-cardiac surgery.” Clin Chem Lab Med. 2017 Jan 1;55(1):145-153.

Pourafkari L, Visnjevac O, Ghaffari S, Nader ND. “Statin drugs mitigate cellular inflammatory response after ST elevation myocardial infarction, but do not affect in-hospital mortality.” J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2016;8(1):34-39.

Visnjevac O, Davari-Farid S, Lee J, Pourafkari L, Arora P, Dosluoglu H, Nader N. “The Effect of Adding Functional Classification to ASA Status for Predicting 30-Day Mortality” Anesth Analg. 2015 Jul;121(1):110-6.

Luong B, Danforth T, Visnjevac O, Suraf M, Duff M, Chevli K. “Reduction in Hospital Admissions With the Addition of IM Ceftriaxone Prior to Transrectal Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Biopsies.” Urology. 2015;85(3):511-6.

Visnjevac O, Pourafkari L, Nader N. “Functional Capacity as a Significant Independent Predictor of Postoperative Mortality for Octogenarian ASA III Patients.” J Gerontol Bio Sci Med Sci 2014;69(10):1229-35

Visnjevac O, Pourafkari L, Nader N. Role of Perioperative Monitoring in Diagnosis of Massive Intraoperative Cardiopulmonary Embolism. J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2014;6(3): 141-45

Visnjevac O, Lee K, Bulatovic R, Porhomayon J, Nader N. “Outcomes-Based Review for Management of Massive Intra-cardiac or Pulmonary Thrombotic Emboli during Surgery.” Heart, Lung, and Vessels. 2014; 6(1): 24-32

Visnjevac O, Nader N. “Is ASA Classification a Valid Prognosticator in Octogenarians? Probably not.” J Anesth Clin Res 2013;4(9):350

 

Posters Presented at Internationally Recognized Meetings

Visnjevac O, Kocz R, Hassani A, Jensen E, Grande J, Nader N. “Predicting Postoperative Hypothermia And Temperature Change: Identifying Patient And Surgical Factors” Poster Presented at: 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS); Honolulu, HA. 2015 Mar.

Visnjevac O, Davari-Farid S, Nader N. “Digital Subtraction Angiography is Superior to Real-Time Fluoroscopy for Detection of Intravascular Penetration Prior to Epidural Steroid Injections: A Meta-Analysis” Poster Presented at: 16th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP); New Orleans, LA. 2014 Apr.

Visnjevac O, Davari-Farid S, Lee J, Pourafkari L, Dosluoglu H, Nader N. “Add-One ASA Class: Redefining The Asa Classification System To Formally Incorporate Functional Dependence To Better Predict Postoperative Mortality” Poster Presented at: 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS); Montreal, QB. 2014 Mar.

Visnjevac O, Kocz R, Annam S, Toufexis G. “Perioperative Heat Loss: An Assessment of IV Acetaminophen Safety Under General Anesthesia.” Moderated Poster Presented at: 12th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA); Phoenix, AZ. 2013 Nov.

Visnjevac O, Lee J, Pourafkari L, Dosluoglu H, Nader N. “Functional Capacity Was A Significant Independent Predictor Of Mortality For Octogenarian ASA III Patients, Irrespective Of Type Of Surgery” Poster Presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting; New Orleans, LA; 2013 Nov.

Visnjevac O, Duqmaq O, Srvantstian B, Khetani N, Coloma K, Wagner L. “Preadmission Pain Education on Postoperative Pain Improves Pain Experience Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery.” Poster Presented at: 64th Annual New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Post-Graduate Assembly; New York, NY. 2010 Dec.

 

Medical Education and Public Health (Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters)

Visnjevac O. “Future Research and Advances in Technology.” Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Past, Present, and Future (2015). Hauppauge, New York. Nova Science Publishers, LLC.

Visnjevac O, Komorowsky A. “Emergency Surgery.”100 Questions Every Patient Should Ask Before Surgery (2010): 18-29. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

Visnjevac O. “Cardiothoracic Surgery: Heart, Lungs, & Esophagus.” 100 Questions Every Patient Should Ask Before Surgery (2010): 69-85. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

Visnjevac O, Urakov T. “Musculoskeletal System.” The Extra Point: Eponyms & Buzzwords for the USMLE. 1st Edition (2010): 145-174. Print. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

Visnjevac O, Varma S. “Nervous System.” The Extra Point: Eponyms & Buzzwords for the USMLE. 1st Edition (2010): 195-212. Print. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

Visnjevac O. “Sexual Health.” Smoking Makes You Ugly! 100 Medical Facts (2010): 72-92. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

Visnjevac O. “Tongue, Teeth, & Lips.” Smoking Makes You Ugly! 100 Medical Facts (2010): 27-40. Charleston, SC. CreateSpace LLC.

 

IN THE PRESS

OpenAnesthesia.org’s “Anesthesia and Analgesia Article of the Month: July, 2015”

http://www.openanesthesia.org/18557/

“Postmastectomy Pain Can Last Years.” Practical Pain Management. July 1, 2013

www.practicalpainmanagement.com/printpdf/12104

Susman E. “Post-Mastectomy Pain Persists for Many Women.” MedPage Today. May 13, 2013. http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APS/39085