Lynda J. S. Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Publications

2022

Optimal timing of referral for nerve transfer surgery for postoperative C5 palsy.

Saadeh YS, Chopra Z, Olsen E, Smith BW, Kashlan ON, Yang LJS, Park P.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2022 Apr 15:1-6.
doi: 10.3171/2022.3.SPINE2222

Implications of Median Sensory Study to the Thumb and Deltoid/Biceps Motor Unit Recruitment on Identifying C6 Root Avulsion in Upper Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy.

Hearn SL, Pieper JR, Yang LJ, Chang KW, Kratz AL.
Muscle Nerve. 2022 Jul;66(1):24-30.
doi: 10.1002/mus.27550

Quantifying long-term upper-limb activity using wearable motion sensors after nerve reconstruction for neonatal brachial plexus palsy.

Muhlestein WE, Chang KWC, Smith BW, Yang LJS, Brown SH.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2022 Mar 25:1-6.
doi: 10.3171/2022.2.PEDS21478

Quantifying real-world upper limb activity via patient-initiated spontaneous movement in neonatal brachial plexus palsy.

Gatward ME, Logue RN, Yang LJ, Brown SH.
PM R. 2022 Jan 30.
doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12780

2021

Knowledge of neonatal brachial plexus palsy among medical professionals in North America.

McNeely MM, Chang KW, Smith BW, Justice D, Daunter AK, Yang LJ, McGillicuddy JE.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2021 Dec;37(12):3797-3807.
doi: 10.1007/s00381-021-05310-9

Optimizing nerve transfer surgery in tetraplegia: clinical decision making based on innervation patterns in spinal cord injury.

Dibble CF, Javeed S, Khalifeh JM, Midha R, Yang LJS, Juknis N, Ray WZ.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2021 Oct 22:1-11.
doi: 10.3171/2021.6.SPINE21586

Knowledge of neonatal brachial plexus palsy among medical professionals in North America.

McNeely MM, Chang KW, Smith BW, Justice D, Daunter AK, Yang LJ, McGillicuddy JE.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2021 Aug 18.
doi: 10.1007/s00381-021-05310-9

Imaging the intermuscular septum in the context of ulnar neuropathy. 

Morag Y, Popadich M, Chang K, Yang LC.
Skeletal Radiol. 2021 Jul 10.
doi: 10.1007/s00256-021-03835-3

Assessment of variability in motor grading and patient-reported outcome reporting: a multi-specialty, multi-national survey.

Smith BW, Sakamuri S, Flavin KE, Jensen M, Purger DA, Yang LJ, Spinner RJ, Wilson TJ.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2021 May 15.
doi: 10.1007/s00701-021-04861-9

MRI evaluation of nerve root avulsion in neonatal brachial plexus palsy: understanding the presence of isolated dorsal/ventral rootlet disruption.

Smith BW, Chang KWC, Parmar HA, Ibrahim M, Yang LJS.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021 Mar 12:1-5.
doi: 10.3171/2020.9.PEDS20326

Neonatal brachial plexus palsy: associated birth injury outcomes, hospital length of stay and costs.

Chen HY, Blackwell SC, Yang LJ, Mendez-Figueroa H, Chauhan SP.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Feb 25:1-9.
doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1892066

Analysis of the effect of intraoperative neuromonitoring during resection of benign nerve sheath tumors on gross-total resection and neurological complications. 

Wilson TJ, Hamrick F, Alzahrani S, Dibble CF, Koduri S, Pendleton C, Saleh S, Ali ZS, Mahan MA, Midha R, Ray WZ, Yang LJS, Zager EL, Spinner RJ.
J Neurosurg. 2021 Feb 12:1-10. 
doi: 10.3171/2020.8.JNS202885

Predictors of neonatal brachial plexus palsy subsequent to resolution of shoulder dystocia.

Narendran LM, Mendez-Figueroa H, Chauhan SP, Folh KL, Grobman WA, Chang K, Yang L, Blackwell SC.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Feb 4:1-7.
doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1882982

Vascular compromise in a torsed transposed ulnar nerve case in support of intravenous contrast administration. 

Morag Y, Altshuler D, Udager K, Yang LC.
Clin Imaging. 2021 Feb;70:118-123. 
doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.10.008

2020

Nerve graft versus nerve transfer for neonatal brachial plexus: Shoulder outcomes.

Smith BW, Chang KWC, Koduri S, Yang LJS.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Oct 23;27(1):87-92.
doi: 10.3171/2020.6.PEDS2027

The Presence and Persistence of Unrealistic Expectations in Patients Undergoing Nerve Surgery.

Kirsch M, Brown S, Smith BW, Chang KWC, Koduri S, Yang LJS.
Neurosurgery. 2020 Jun 1;86(6):778-782.
DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyz335

In Reply: The Presence and Persistence of Unrealistic Expectations in Patients Undergoing Nerve Surgery.

Yang LJ.
Neurosurgery. 2020 May 1;86(5):E471.
DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyz521

CSF flow jet: novel CT myelogram finding of CSF leak through dural tear in traumatic pseudomeningocele.

Lee MJ, Lobo RR, Smith BW, Yang LJ, Srinivasan A.
Clin Imaging. 2020 May;61:33-35.
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.09.010

Editorial. COVID-19 and neurosurgical practice: an interim report.

Amin-Hanjani S, Bambakidis NC, Barker FG, Carter BS, Cockroft KM, Du R, Fraser JF, Hamilton MG, Huang J, Jane JA, Jensen RL, Kaplitt MG, Kaufmann AM, Pilitsis JG, Riina HA, Schulder M, Vogelbaum MA, Yang LJS, Zada G.
J Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 24:1-2.
DOI: 10.3171/2020.4.JNS201099

Persistence and Extent of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: Association with Number of Maneuvers and Duration of Shoulder Dystocia.

Doty MS, Chauhan SP, Chang KW, Al-Hafez L, McGovern C, Yang LJ, Blackwell SC.
AJP Rep. 2020 Jan;10(1):e42-e48.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705140

2019

Quantifying Real-World Upper-Limb Activity Via Patient-Initiated Movement After Nerve Reconstruction for Upper Brachial Plexus Injury.

Smith BW, Chang KW, Saake SJ, Yang LJ, Chung KC, Brown SH.
Neurosurgery. 2019 Sep 1;85(3):369-374.
DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyy335

Nerve transfers in the upper extremity following cervical spinal cord injury. Part 1: Systematic review of the literature.

Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Van Voorhis A, Doering M, Boyer MI, Mahan MA, Wilson TJ, Midha R, Yang LJS, Ray WZ.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jul 12:1-12.
DOI: 10.3171/2019.4.SPINE19173

Nerve transfers in the upper extremity following cervical spinal cord injury. Part 2: Preliminary results of a prospective clinical trial.

Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Van Voorhis A, Doering M, Boyer MI, Mahan MA, Wilson TJ, Midha R, Yang LJS, Ray WZ.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jul 12:1-13.
DOI: 10.3171/2019.4.SPINE19399

An update on the management of adult traumatic nerve injuries-replacing old paradigms: A review.

Smith BW, Sakamuri S, Spain DA, Joseph JR, Yang LJ, Wilson TJ.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Feb;86(2):299-306.
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002081

Imaging appearance following surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve.

Chadwick N, Morag Y, Smith BW, Yablon C, Kim SM, Yang LJ.
Br J Radiol. 2019 Feb;92(1094):20180757
DOI: 10.1259/bjr.20180757

Erratum: Persistence of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy among Nulliparous Versus Parous Women.

McLaren RA Jr, Chang KW, Ankumah NE, Yang LJ, Chauhan SP.
AJP Rep. 2019 Jan;9(1):e1.
Erratum for: AJP Rep. 2019 Jan;9(1):1-5
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1687855

Persistence of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy among Nulliparous Versus Parous Women.

McLaren RA Jr, Chang KW, Ankumah NE, Yang LJ, Chauhan SP.
AJP Rep. 2019 Jan;9(1):1-5.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677051