Fernando Vale Diaz

Department Chair

  • 2414 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
19972019
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Research Output 1997 2019

2019

DuraSeal Exact Is a Safe Adjunctive Treatment for Durotomy in Spine: Postapproval Study

Kim, K. D., Ramanathan, D., Highsmith, J., Lavelle, W., Gerszten, P., Vale Diaz, F. & Wright, N., May 1 2019, In : Global Spine Journal. 9, 3, p. 272-278 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spine
Surgical Wound Infection
Hydrogel
Therapeutics
Prospective Studies
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of surgical targeting in laser interstitial thermal therapy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: A multicenter study of 234 patients

Wu, C., Jermakowicz, W. J., Chakravorti, S., Cajigas, I., Sharan, A. D., Jagid, J. R., Matias, C. M., Sperling, M. R., Buckley, R., Ko, A., Ojemann, J. G., Miller, J. W., Youngerman, B., Sheth, S. A., McKhann, G. M., Laxton, A. W., Couture, D. E., Popli, G. S., Smith, A., Mehta, A. D. & 12 others, Ho, A. L., Halpern, C. H., Englot, D. J., Neimat, J. S., Konrad, P. E., Neal, E., Vale Diaz, F., Holloway, K. L., Air, E. L., Schwalb, J., Dawant, B. M. & D'Haese, P. F., Jun 1 2019, In : Epilepsia. 60, 6, p. 1171-1183 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Multicenter Studies
Lasers
Hot Temperature
Seizures
2 Citations (Scopus)

Endocrine outcomes of transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary apoplexy versus elective surgery for pituitary adenoma

Marcet, P., Paluzzi, J., Morrison, A. & Vale Diaz, F., Apr 1 2019, In : Endocrine Practice. 25, 4, p. 353-360 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pituitary Apoplexy
Pituitary Neoplasms
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Null Lymphocytes
Odds Ratio
2 Citations (Scopus)

Human stem cells transplanted into the rat stroke brain migrate to the spleen via lymphatic and inflammation pathways

Xu, K., Lee, J. Y., Kaneko, Y., Tuazon, J. P., Vale Diaz, F., van Loveren, H. & Borlongan, C. V., Apr 30 2019, In : Haematologica. 104, 5, p. 1062-1073 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Stem Cells
Spleen
Stroke
Inflammation
2018

An update on intracerebral stem cell grafts

Neal, E. G., Liska, M. G., Lippert, T., Lin, R., Gonzalez, M., Russo, E., Xu, K., Ji, X., Vale Diaz, F., Van Loveren, H. & Borlongan, C. V., Jul 3 2018, In : Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 18, 7, p. 557-572 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Stem Cells
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy
Transplants
Nervous System Diseases
Safety
2 Citations (Scopus)

Multimodal, noninvasive seizure network mapping software: A novel tool for preoperative epilepsy evaluation

Neal, E. G., Maciver, S. & Vale Diaz, F., Apr 1 2018, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 81, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epilepsy
Seizures
Software
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Neuropsychology outcomes following trephine epilepsy surgery: The inferior temporal gyrus approach for amygdalohippocampectomy in medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy

Schoenberg, M. R., Clifton, W. E., Sever, R. W. & Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2018, In : Neurosurgery. 82, 6, p. 833-841 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neuropsychology
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Temporal Lobe
Epilepsy
Electroencephalography
1 Citation (Scopus)

Putting it all together: Options for intractable epilepsy: An updated algorithm on the use of epilepsy surgery and neurostimulation

Benbadis, S. R., Geller, E., Ryvlin, P., Schachter, S., Wheless, J., Doyle, W. & Vale Diaz, F., Nov 1 2018, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 88, p. 33-38 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epilepsy
Seizures
Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Deep Brain Stimulation
Partial Epilepsy

Wada asymmetry in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: Implications for postoperative neuropsychological outcomes

Sever, R. W., Vivas, A. C., Vale Diaz, F. & Schoenberg, M. R., Sep 1 2018, In : Epilepsia Open. 3, 3, p. 399-408 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Temporal Lobe
Intelligence
Epilepsy
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

An analysis of quality of life (QOL) in patients with epilepsy and comorbid psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) after vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

Vivas, A. C., Reitano, C. J., Waseem, H., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Aug 1 2017, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 73, p. 208-213 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Epilepsy
Seizures
Quality of Life
Psychiatry

Comments

Vale Diaz, F., Oct 1 2017, In : Neurosurgery. 81, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Comments

Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2017, In : Operative Neurosurgery. 13, 1, p. 13-14 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

8 Citations (Scopus)

Extracellular HMGB1 Modulates Glutamate Metabolism Associated with Kainic Acid-Induced Epilepsy-Like Hyperactivity in Primary Rat Neural Cells

Kaneko, Y., Pappas, C., Malapira, T., Vale Diaz, F., Tajiri, N. & Borlongan, C. V., May 1 2017, In : Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 41, 3, p. 947-959 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kainic Acid
Glutamic Acid
Epilepsy
Cell Survival
Seizures
18 Citations (Scopus)
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Lasers
Hot Temperature
Seizures
Therapeutics
2016
17 Citations (Scopus)

Kainic Acid-Induced Golgi Complex Fragmentation/Dispersal Shifts the Proteolysis of Reelin in Primary Rat Neuronal Cells: An In Vitro Model of Early Stage Epilepsy

Kaneko, Y., Sullivan, R., Dailey, T., Vale Diaz, F., Tajiri, N. & Borlongan, C. V., Apr 1 2016, In : Molecular Neurobiology. 53, 3, p. 1874-1883 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Kainic Acid
Golgi Apparatus
Proteolysis
Epilepsy
Glycosylation
5 Citations (Scopus)

The evolving utility of diffusion tensor tractography in the surgical management of temporal lobe epilepsy: a review

Sivakanthan, S., Neal, E., Murtagh, R. & Vale Diaz, F., Nov 1 2016, In : Acta Neurochirurgica. 158, 11, p. 2185-2193 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Operative Time
Epilepsy
Neurosurgery
3 Citations (Scopus)

Utility of Green's Word Memory Test Free Recall Subtest as a Measure of Verbal Memory: Initial Evidence from a Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Clinical Sample

Soble, J. R., Osborn, K. E., Mattingly, M. L., Vale, F. L., Benbadis, S. R., Rodgers-Neame, N. T. & Schoenberg, M. R., Feb 1 2016, In : Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 31, 1, p. 79-87 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Verbal Learning
Area Under Curve
Wechsler Scales
ROC Curve
2015
51 Citations (Scopus)

Laser ablation therapy: An alternative treatment for medically resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy after age 50

Waseem, H., Osborn, K. E., Schoenberg, M. R., Kelley, V., Bozorg, A., Cabello, D., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Oct 1 2015, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 51, p. 152-157 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Laser Therapy
Lasers
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Hot Temperature
4 Citations (Scopus)

Predictors of surgical outcome in medically-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy with bilateral features on pre-operative evaluation

Waseem, H., Osborn, K. E., Schoenberg, M. R., Kelley, V., Bozorg, A. M., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2015, In : Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 139, p. 199-205 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Seizures
Neuropsychological Tests
Sclerosis
Temporal Lobe

Sex differences in lateralization of semantic verbal fluency in temporal lobe epilepsy

Eichstaedt, K. E., Soble, J. R., Kamper, J. E., Bozorg, A. M., Benbadis, S. R., Vale Diaz, F. & Schoenberg, M. R., Feb 1 2015, In : Brain and Language. 141, p. 11-15 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

epilepsy
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Semantics
Sex Characteristics
semantics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Subdural electrodes in focal epilepsy surgery at a typical academic epilepsy center

Tatum, W. O., Dionisio, J. B. & Vale Diaz, F., Apr 4 2015, In : Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 32, 2, p. 139-146 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Partial Epilepsy
Epilepsy
Electrodes
Seizures
Electroencephalography
8 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal lobe epilepsy and cavernous malformations: surgical strategies and long-term outcomes

Vale Diaz, F., Vivas, A. C., Manwaring, J., Schoenberg, M. R. & Benbadis, S. R., Nov 1 2015, In : Acta Neurochirurgica. 157, 11, p. 1887-1895 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Seizures
Central Nervous System Cavernous Hemangioma
Sclerosis
Temporal Lobe
2014
6 Citations (Scopus)

Clinical utility of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) in predicting laterality of temporal lobe epilepsy among surgical candidates

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Waseem, H., Mattingly, M. L., Benbadis, S. R., Bozorg, A. M., Vale Diaz, F. & Schoenberg, M. R., Dec 1 2014, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 41, p. 232-237 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wechsler Scales
Verbal Learning
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Seizures
Logistic Models
9 Citations (Scopus)

Crossroads: Two points of view

Benbadis, S., Helmers, S., Hirsch, L., Sirven, J., Vale Diaz, F. & Wheless, J., Jan 1 2014, In : Neurology. 83, 9, p. 845-847 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Electric Stimulation Therapy
Epilepsy
12 Citations (Scopus)

Lead revision surgery for vagus nerve stimulation in epilepsy: Outcomes and efficacy

Waseem, H., Raffa, S. J., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale, F. L., Feb 1 2014, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 31, p. 110-113 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Reoperation
Epilepsy
Anticonvulsants
Quality of Life

Occipital condyle to cervical spine screw and rod fixation

Uribe, J. S., Ramos, E., Youssef, S., Vale Diaz, F. & Baaj, A. A., Oct 1 2014, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 21, 4, p. 685-686 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
Occipital Bone
Bone Screws
Cervical Vertebrae
Spinal Fusion
Rheumatoid Arthritis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Occipitocervical fusion via occipital condylar fixation: A clinical case series

Ahmadian, A., Dakwar, E., Vale Diaz, F. & Uribe, J. S., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 27, 4, p. 232-236 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Operative Time
Bone and Bones
Vertebral Artery
Arthrodesis
Fluoroscopy
9 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal trajectory for the occipital condyle screw

Le, T. V., Vivas, A. C., Baaj, A. A., Vale Diaz, F. & Uribe, J. S., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 27, 2, p. 93-97 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bone and Bones
Joints
Skull Base
Incidence
Tomography
2 Citations (Scopus)

Radiographic assessment of thoracolumbar fractures based on axial zones

Baaj, A. A., Gantwerker, B. R., Theodore, N., Uribe, J. S., Vale Diaz, F., Crawford, N. R. & Sonntag, V. K. H., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 27, 2, p. 59-63 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Tomography
Spinal Fractures
Stress Fractures
Spine
5 Citations (Scopus)

Sensitivity of Green's Word Memory Test genuine memory impairment profile to temporal pathology: a study in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

Eichstaedt, K. E., Clifton, W. E., Vale Diaz, F., Benbadis, S. R., Bozorg, A. M., Rodgers-Neame, N. T. & Schoenberg, M. R., Jan 1 2014, In : The Clinical neuropsychologist. 28, 6, p. 941-953 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Pathology
Verbal Learning
Memory Disorders
Temporal Lobe

Skepticism should not result in ignoring a treatment option

Benbadis, S., Helmers, S., Hirsch, L., Sirven, J., Vale Diaz, F. & Wheless, J., Jan 1 2014, In : Neurology. 83, 9, p. 849-850 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Electric Stimulation Therapy
Epilepsy
10 Citations (Scopus)

Temporal lobe surgery in medically refractory epilepsy: A comparison between populations based on MRI findings

Lau, T., Miller, T., Klein, T., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2014, In : Seizure. 23, 1, p. 20-24 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Temporal Lobe
Sclerosis
Epilepsy
Stroke
Electroencephalography
2013
12 Citations (Scopus)

Complications after mesial temporal lobe surgery via inferior temporal gyrus approach

Vale Diaz, F., Reintjes, S. & Garcia, H. G., Jun 1 2013, In : Neurosurgical focus. 34, 6, E2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Temporal Lobe
Subdural Hematoma
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Neurosurgical Procedures
4 Citations (Scopus)

Medically treated prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas: When should we operate?

Vale Diaz, F., Deukmedjian, A. R., Hann, S., Shah, V. & Morrison, A. D., Feb 1 2013, In : British Journal of Neurosurgery. 27, 1, p. 56-62 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prolactinoma
Prolactin
Dopamine Agonists
Pituitary Neoplasms
Visual Fields
23 Citations (Scopus)

Outcome and complications of chronically implanted subdural electrodes for the treatment of medically resistant epilepsy

Vale Diaz, F., Pollock, G., Dionisio, J., Benbadis, S. R. & Tatum, W. O., Jul 1 2013, In : Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 115, 7, p. 985-990 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Implanted Electrodes
Epilepsy
Electrodes
Therapeutics
Neuroimaging
19 Citations (Scopus)

Outcome of corpus callosotomy in adults

Park, M. S., Nakagawa, E., Schoenberg, M. R., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2013, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 28, 2, p. 181-184 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Generalized Epilepsy
Seizures
Quality of Life
Anticonvulsants
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Using the zygomatic root as a reference point in temporal lobe surgery

Beckman, J. M. & Vale Diaz, F., Dec 1 2013, In : Acta Neurochirurgica. 155, 12, p. 2287-2291 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe
Zygoma
Anatomy
Neuronavigation
Anatomic Landmarks
2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

Combined subgaleal/myocutaneous technique for temporalis muscle dissection

Youssef, A. S., Ahmadian, A., Ramos, E., Vale Diaz, F. & Van Loveren, H. R., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. 73, 6, p. 387-393 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissection
Craniotomy
Facial Nerve
Muscles
Fascia
2 Citations (Scopus)

Drainage of a ventral epidural atlantoaxial abscess via the transoral approach

Baaj, A. A., Alikhani, P., Sack, J., Vale Diaz, F. & Greenberg, M. S., Jul 1 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 19, 7, p. 1044-1045 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intravenous Substance Abuse
Epidural Abscess
Spinal Cord Compression
Acute-Phase Proteins
Neck Pain
23 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy of temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy in patients with negative MRI for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis

Vale Diaz, F., Effio, E., Arredondo, N., Bozorg, A., Wong, K., Martinez, C., Downes, K., Tatum, W. O. & Benbadis, S. R., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 19, 1, p. 101-106 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Sclerosis
Temporal Lobe
Seizures
Epilepsy
20 Citations (Scopus)

Failed epilepsy surgery for mesial temporal lobe sclerosis: A review of the pathophysiology

Vale Diaz, F., Pollock, G. & Benbadis, S. R., Mar 1 2012, In : Neurosurgical focus. 32, 3, E9.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Sclerosis
Temporal Lobe
Epilepsy
Reoperation
Seizures
1 Citation (Scopus)

Intracranial electroencephalography and localization studies

Vale Diaz, F. & Benbadis, S. R., Feb 17 2012, Wyllie's Treatment of Epilepsy: Principles and Practice: Fifth Edition. Wolters Kluwer Health, p. 914-921 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Electrocorticography
8 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term radiosurgery effects in the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy

Vale Diaz, F., Bozorg, A. M., Schoenberg, M. R., Wong, K. & Witt, T. C., Nov 1 2012, In : Journal of neurosurgery. 117, 5, p. 962-969 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Radiosurgery
Seizures
Temporal Lobe
Headache
3 Citations (Scopus)

Surgical approaches to thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament

Baaj, A. A., Smith, D. A., Vale Diaz, F. & Uribe, J. S., Mar 1 2012, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 19, 3, p. 349-351 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament
Laminectomy
Spinal Cord Diseases
Decompression
Thorax
18 Citations (Scopus)

The health care burden of patients with epilepsy in the United States: An analysis of a nationwide database over 15 years

Vivas, A. C., Baaj, A. A., Benbadis, S. R. & Vale Diaz, F., Mar 1 2012, In : Neurosurgical focus. 32, 3, E1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epilepsy
Databases
Delivery of Health Care
International Classification of Diseases
Inpatients
2011
6 Citations (Scopus)

An update on epilepsy

Schoenberg, M. R., Frontera, A. T., Bozorg, A., Hernandez-Frau, P., Vale Diaz, F. & Benbadis, S. R., May 1 2011, In : Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 11, 5, p. 639-645 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epilepsy
Seizures
Status Epilepticus
Neurosurgical Procedures
Neuropsychology
38 Citations (Scopus)

Biomechanical advantage of the index-level pedicle screw in unstable thoracolumbar junction fractures: Presented at the 2010 Joint Spine Section Meeting - Laboratory investigation

Baaj, A. A., Reyes, P. M., Yaqoobi, A. S., Uribe, J. S., Vale Diaz, F., Theodore, N., Sonntag, V. K. H. & Crawford, N. R., Feb 1 2011, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 14, 2, p. 192-197 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Articular Range of Motion
Spine
Joints
Phthiraptera
Immobilization
6 Citations (Scopus)

Chance fractures in the pediatric population: A review

Le, T. V., Baaj, A. A., Deukmedjian, A., Uribe, J. S. & Vale Diaz, F., Aug 1 2011, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 8, 2, p. 189-197 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Population
Seat Belts
Abdominal Injuries
14 Citations (Scopus)

Computed tomography-based morphometric analysis of the human occipital condyle for occipital condyle-cervical fusion: Clinical article

Le, T. V., Dakwar, E., Hann, S., Effio, E., Baaj, A. A., Martinez, C., Vale Diaz, F. & Uribe, J. S., Sep 1 2011, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 15, 3, p. 328-331 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tomography
Bone and Bones
Anatomy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Condyle screws

Uribe, J. S., Ramos-Zapata, E. & Vale Diaz, F., Jan 1 2011, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 14, 1, p. 139-140 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Occipital Bone
Bone Screws
Neuronavigation
Intraoperative Monitoring
Cervical Vertebrae