SCIENTIFIC WORK

 

             Scientific research is a significant portion of Dr. Aghayev’s  work. He  has developed several surgical innovations for treatment of brain and spine disorders. Dr. Aghayev has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and books. Also he has presented his scientific work on various international scientific meeting. Dr. Aghayev in on Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

 

 

Publication list

 

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

 

  1. Ozdol, C., Kulaksizoglu, S., Uyar, R., Gediz, T., and Aghayev, K., Initial Results of Using Blood Beta 2 Transferrin as a Marker of the Functional Status of a Shunt. World Neurosurg, 2019.
  2. Ozdol, C., Gediz, T., Basak, A.T., Basak, N., and Aghayev, K., Shunt Tapping Versus Lumbar Puncture for Evaluating Cerebrospinal Fluid Infections in a Pediatric Population. Turk Neurosurg, 2019. 29(2): p. 275-278.
  3. Ozdol, C., Gediz, T., and Aghayev, K., Cranial and spinal injuries in motorcycle accidents: A hospital-based study. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg,  2019. 25(2): p. 167-171.
  4. Ozdol, C. and Aghayev, K., U-shaped Dural Flap: A Simple Method for Transcranial Skull Base Defect Repair-Technical Report. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg, 2019.
  5. Bilen, B., Ates Alkan, F., Barutcu, U.B., Sezen, M., Unlu, M.B., and Aghayev, K., Examination of metal mobilization from a gunshot by scanning acoustic microscopy, scanning electron microscopy,  energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy: a case report. J Med Case Rep, 2018. 12(1): p. 391.
  6. Filis, A.K., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Cerebrospinal Fluid and Hydrocephalus: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Cancer Control, 2017. 24(1): p. 6-8.
  7. Aghayev, K. and Ciklatekerlio, O., Posterior Upper Rib Excision for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome---Feasibility and Early Outcomes. Operative Neurosurgery, 2017. 14(5): p. 532-537.
  8. Filis, A.K., Aghayev, K., Schaller, B., Luksza, J., and Vrionis, F.D., Transdiscal mid- and upper thoracic vertebroplasty: first description of 2  exemplary  cases. J Neurosurg Spine, 2016. 25(2): p. 193-7.
  9. Shea, T.M., Doulgeris, J.J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Lee, W.E., 3rd, Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Balancing rigidity and safety of pedicle screw fixation via a novel expansion mechanism in a severely osteoporotic model. Biomed Res Int, 2015. 2015: p. 318405.
  10. Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Doulgeris, J.J., Lee, W.E., 3rd, Shea, T.M., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., The current testing protocols for biomechanical evaluation of lumbar spinal implants in laboratory setting: a review of the literature. Biomed Res Int, 2015. 2015: p. 506181.
  11. Doulgeris, J.J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Filis, A.K., Shea, T.M., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Robotics in Neurosurgery: Evolution, Current Challenges, and Compromises. Cancer Control, 2015. 22(3): p. 352-9.
  12. Doulgeris, J.J., Aghayev, K., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Lee III, W.E., and Vrionis, F.D., Biomechanical comparison of an interspinous fusion device and bilateral pedicle screw system as additional fixation for lateral lumbar interbody fusion. Clinical Biomechanics, 2015. 30(2): p. 205-210.
  13. Toloza, E., Rodriguez, K., Velez-Cubian, F., Zhang, W.W., Thau, M., Moodie, C., Garrett, J., Aghayev, K., Fontaine, J., and Robinson, L., Feasibility of Hybrid Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy With En Bloc Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction. Chest, 2014. 146(4): p. 89A.
  14. Shea, T.M., Laun, J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Doulgeris, J.J., Lee, W.E.,  Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Designs and techniques that improve the pullout strength of pedicle screws in osteoporotic vertebrae: current status. BioMed research international, 2014. 2014.
  15. Papanastassiou, I.D., Filis, A., Aghayev, K., Kokkalis, Z.T., Gerochristou, M.A., and Vrionis, F.D., Adverse prognostic factors and optimal intervention time for kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty in osteoporotic fractures. Biomed Res Int, 2014. 2014: p. 925683.
  16. Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Doulgeris, J.J., Aghayev, K., Lee, W.E., Volkov, A., and Vrionis, F.D., Biomechanical analysis of an interspinous fusion device as a stand-alone and as supplemental fixation to posterior expandable interbody cages in the lumbar spine. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2014. 20(2): p. 209-219.
  17. Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Doulgeris, J.J., Aghayev, K., Lee, W.E., 3rd, Laun, J., and Vrionis, F.D., In vitro evaluation of a lateral expandable cage and its comparison with a static device for lumbar interbody fusion: a biomechanical investigation. J Neurosurg Spine, 2014. 20(4): p. 387-95.
  18. Filis, A.K., Aghayev, K.V., Doulgeris, J.J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., and Vrionis, F.D., Spinal neoplastic instability: biomechanics and current management options. Cancer Control, 2014. 21(2): p. 144-50.
  19. Doulgeris, J.J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Aghayev, K., Shea, T.M., Lee, W.E., 3rd, Hess, D.P., and Vrionis, F.D., Axial rotation mechanics in a cadaveric lumbar spine model: a biomechanical analysis. Spine J, 2014. 14(7): p. 1272-9.
  20. Aghayev, K., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Doulgeris, J.J., Lee, W.E., 3rd, Waddell, J.K., and Vrionis, F.D., Feasibility and biomechanical performance of a novel transdiscal screw system for one level in non-spondylolisthetic lumbar fusion: an in vitro investigation. Spine J, 2014. 14(4): p. 705-13.
  21. Aghayev, K., Doulgeris, J.J., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Eleraky, M., Lee, W.E., 3rd, and Vrionis, F.D., Biomechanical comparison of a two-level anterior discectomy and a one-level corpectomy, combined with fusion and anterior plate reconstruction in the cervical spine. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 2014. 29(1): p. 21-5.
  22. Papanastassiou, I.D., Gerochristou, M., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Defining the indications, types and biomaterials of corpectomy cages in the thoracolumbar spine. Expert Rev Med Devices, 2013. 10(2): p. 269-79.
  23. Doulgeris, J.J., Aghayev, K., Gonzalez-Blohm, S.A., Del Valle, M., Waddell, J., Lee III, W.E., and Vrionis, F.D., Comparative analysis of posterior fusion constructs as treatments for middle and posterior column injuries: an in vitro biomechanical investigation. Clinical Biomechanics, 2013. 28(5): p. 483-489.
  24. Berker, M., Aghayev, K., Yucel, T., Hazer, D.B., and Onerci, M., Management of cerebrospinal fluid leak during endoscopic pituitary surgery. Auris Nasus Larynx, 2013. 40(4): p. 373-8.
  25. Aghayev, K. and Vrionis, F.D., Mini-open lateral retroperitoneal lumbar spine approach using psoas muscle retraction technique. Technical report and initial results on six patients. European Spine Journal, 2013. 22(9): p. 2113-2119.
  26. Setzer, M., Eleraky, M., Johnson, W.M., Aghayev, K., Tran, N.D., and Vrionis, F.D., Biomechanical comparison of anterior cervical spine instrumentation techniques with and without supplemental posterior fusion after different corpectomy and discectomy combinations. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2012. 16(6): p. 579-584.
  27. Papanastassiou, I.D., Phillips, F.M., Van Meirhaeghe, J., Berenson, J.R., Andersson, G.B., Chung, G., Small, B.J., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.D., Comparing effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and non-surgical management in a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies. Eur Spine J, 2012. 21(9): p. 1826-43.
  28. Papanastassiou, I.D., Aghayev, K., Saleh, E., Gerochristou, M., and Vrionis, F.D., The actual management of tumor and vertebral compression fractures. J Neurosurg Sci, 2012. 56(2): p. 77-85.
  29. Papanastassiou, I.D., Aghayev, K., Berenson, J.R., Schmidt, M.H., and Vrionis, F.D., Is vertebral augmentation the right choice for cancer patients with painful vertebral compression fractures? Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2012. 10(6): p. 715-719.
  30. Aghayev, K., Bal, E., Rahimli, T., Mut, M., Balcı, S., Vrionis, F., and Akalan, N., Aquaporin-4 expression is not elevated in mild hydrocephalus. Acta neurochirurgica, 2012. 154(4): p. 753-759.
  31. Papanastassiou, I., Frank, P., Van Meirhaeghe, J., Andersson, G., Berenson, J., Chung, G., Small, B., El Eraky, M., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F.,  Comparison of Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, and Nonsurgical Management in a Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Nonrandomized Controlled Studies. The Spine Journal, 2011. 11(10): p. S37-S38.
  32. Papanastassiou, I., El Eraky, M., Aghayev, K., and Vrionis, F., Comparison of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Kyphoplasty in Cancer-Related Vertebral Fractures. The Spine Journal, 2011. 11(10): p. S8.
  33. Aghayev, K., Vrionis, F., and Chamberlain, M.C., Adult intradural primary spinal cord tumors. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 2011. 9(4): p. 434-47.
  34. Aghayev, K., Papanastassiou, I.D., and Vrionis, F., Role of vertebral augmentation procedures in the management of vertebral compression fractures in cancer patients. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care, 2011. 5(3): p. 222-6.
  35. Aghayev, K., Bal, E., Rahimli, T., Mut, M., Balci, S., Vrionis, F., and Akalan, N. Expression of water channel aquaporin-4 during experimental syringomyelia: laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine, 2011. 15(4): p. 428-32.
  36. Berker, M., Aghayev, K., Saatci, I., Palaoglu, S., and Onerci, M., Overview of vascular complications of pituitary surgery with special emphasis on unexpected abnormality. Pituitary, 2010. 13(2): p. 160-7.
  37. Bilginer, B., Yavuz, K., Agayev, K., Akbay, A., and Ziyal, I.M., Existence of cotton granuloma after removal of a parasagittal meningioma: clinical and radiological evaluation—A case report. Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences, 2007. 53(2): p. 43-47.
  38. Aghayev, K., Onal, B., Yavuz, K., and Ziyal, M., The Association of A1 Segment Hypoplasia/Aplasia with Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms: A Radiological Study. Turkish Neurosurgery, 2005. 15(4): p. 196-199.

 

Book Chapters:

 

  1. Aghayev, K, Vrionis F. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors. In Diseases of the Spinal Cord: Novel Imaging, Diagnosis, Treatment.
  2. Berker M, Aghayev K. Brain Trauma. In: Emergent Neurosurgery. Hacettepe University press. Ankara. Turkey. 2010.
  3. Jain, GP, Aghayev, KV, Vrionis, FD. Anterior Skull Base Tumors. In Head and Neck Surgery. In press.
  4. Vrionis F, Aghayev K, Gardner G, Robertson JH, Brodkey JA. Transtemporal Approaches to the Posterior Cranial Fossa. In: Schmidek and Sweet’s Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results. Sixth Edition.

 

Scientific Abstracts/Presentations:

 

  1. Gokhan Bozkurt, Cezmi Turk, Kamran Aghayev, Mustafa Sakar, Atilla Akbay, Selcuk Palaoglu. Chiari. Type I Malformation and Ponto-Cerebellar Angle Tumor. Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Oral presentation, April, 2005.
  2. Gokhan Bozkurt, Kamran Aghayev, Figen Soylemezoglu, Selcuk Palaoglu. Spinal Neurofibromatosis. Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Oral presentation, April, 2005.
  3. Kamran Aghayev, Bulent Onal, Kivilcim Yavuz, Ibrahim Ziyal. The Association of A1 Segment Hypoplasia/Aplasia with Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysms. Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Oral presentation, April, 2005.
  4. Burcak Bilginer, Kamran Aghayev, Atilla Akbay, Kivilcim Yavuz, Ibrahim Ziyal, Osman Ekin Ozcan. Intracranial cotton granuloma mimicking recurrent tumor. Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Oral presentation, April, 2005.
  5. Kamran Aghayev, Ercan Bal, Tural Rahimli, Melike Mut, Serdar Balci, Frank Vrionis, Nejat Akalan. Expression of Aquaporin-4 in Experimental Mild Hydrocephalus. AANS Annual meeting. Oral presentation. 2011
  6. Kamran Aghayev, Ercan Bal, Tural Rahimli, Melike Mut, Serdar Balci, Frank Vrionis, Nejat Akalan. Role of Aquaporin-4 in Kaolin Induced Syringomyelia. AANS annual meeting. E-poster. 2011
  7. Kamran Aghayev, Ioannis Papanastassiou, Frank Vrionis. Comparison of unilateral vs. bilateral kyphoplasty in patients with multiple myeloma. NASS annual meeting. November 2-5. Oral presentation. 2011
  8. Kamran Aghayev, Imam Saleh, Nam Duy Tran, Frank D. Vrionis. Two-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy versus One-Level Corpectomy in Cervical Spine: Biomechanical Study. AANS/CNS 28th Annual Meeting. Section on the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Orlando, Florida. March 7-10. 2012
  9. Kamran Aghayev, Imam Saleh, Nam Duy Tran, Frank D. Vrionis. Biomechanical Comparison of Anterior Cervical Spine Instrumentation Techniques after Two Levels Corpectomy. AANS/CNS 28th Annual Meeting. Section on the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Orlando, Florida. March 7-10. 2012
  10. Kamran Aghayev, Frank D. Vrionis. Psoas Muscle Retraction Technique for Lateral Retroperitoneal Lumbar Spine Approach. AANS 81st Annual Meeting. New Orleans, April 27- May 1, 2013.
  11. Kamran Aghayev, James Doulgeris, Sabrina Gonzalez-Blohm, Michael Del Valle, Jason Waddell, William Lee, Frank D. Vrionis. Biomechanical Comparison of Cobalt-Chrome versus Titanium Rods for Posterior Fusion System in Middle and Posterior Lumbar Spine Injury Model. AANS 81st Annual Meeting. New Orleans, April 27-May 1, 2013.
  12. Kamran Aghayev, James Doulgeris, Sabrina Gonzalez-Blohm, Michael Del Valle, William Lee, Frank D. Vrionis. Biomechanical Comparison of Interspinous Stabilization and Bilateral Pedicle Screw System for Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. AANS 81st Annual Meeting. New Orleans, April 27-May 1, 2013.
  13. Kamran Aghayev, James Doulgeris, Sabrina Gonzalez-Blohm, Michael Del Valle, William Lee, Frank D. Vrionis. Early Results of Posterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion Augmented with Interspinous Stabilization. AANS 81st Annual Meeting. New Orleans, April 27-May 1, 2013.
  14. Kamran Aghayev, Özcan Çıklatekerlio, İlhan Akarslan, Tural Rehimli, Tural Hidayetov. Posterior microsurgical approach for thoracic outlet  syndrome.  Annual 32nd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 20-24, 2018.
  15. Çağatay Özdöl, Sibel Kulaksızoğlu, Ramazan Uyar, Tolga Gediz, Kamran Aghayev. Detection of beta 2 transferrin in blood in patients with functional ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  16. Çağatay Özdöl, Tolga Gediz, Ahmet Tulgar Başak, Nazlı Çakıcı Başak, Kamran Aghayev.  Evaluation of CSF infection by comparing samples from shunt and    LP. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  17. Ahmet Ertaş, İlhan Akaslan, Mehmet Üzel, Çağatay Özdöl, Kamran Aghayev. Posterior intermuscular approach to the brachial plexus and the first rib. Definition of the deep cervical space. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  18. Çağatay Özdöl, Ahmet Ertaş, İlhan Akaslan, Mehmet Üzel, Kamran Aghayev. Posterior intermuscular approach to the brachial plexus and the first rib. Proposed classification of brachial plexus nervre roots. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  19. Ilhan Akaslan, Ahmet Ertaş, Mehmet Üzel, Çağatay Özdöl, Kamran Aghayev. Posterior intermuscular approach to the brachial plexus and the first rib. Definition of the anatomical Access triangle. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  20. Çağatay Özdöl, İlhan Akaslan, Tolga Gediz, Kamran Aghayev. Posterior microsurgical approach for the thoracic outlet syndrome. Annual 33rd Turkish Neurosurgical Society Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 11-14, 2019.
  21. Ilhan Akaslan, Ahmet Ertas, Kamran Aghayev. Surgical technique and results of modified posterior muscle sparing approach to the  thoracic  outlet  syndrome. 10th Turkish Thoracic Surgery Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 25-28, 2019.
  22. Ahmet Ertas, Ilhan Akaslan, Kamran Aghayev. Surgical anatomy of the modified posterior muscle sparing approach to the thoracic outlet syndrome. 10th Turkish Thoracic Surgery Congress. Belek, Antalya. Oral presentation, April 25-28, 2019.