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Frank Attenello, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery
HCT 1520 San Pablo St Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


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CRISPRi-based genome-scale identification of functional long noncoding RNA loci in human cells. Science. 2017 Jan 06; 355(6320). View in: PubMed

Extracranial to intracranial bypass for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms in the pediatric population. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Dec; 34:6-10. View in: PubMed

Risk factors associated with the surgical management of craniopharyngiomas in pediatric patients: analysis of 1961 patients from a national registry database. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Dec; 41(6):E8. View in: PubMed

Pitfalls of administrative database analysis are evident when assessing the 'weekend effect' in stroke. Evid Based Med. 2016 Nov 4. View in: PubMed

Infection rate correlated with time to repair of open neural tube defects (myelomeningoceles): an institutional and national study. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1675-81. View in: PubMed

Prognostic factors of early outcome and discharge status in patients undergoing surgical intervention following traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Sep; 31:152-6. View in: PubMed

Uncovering the roles of long noncoding RNAs in neural development and glioma progression. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Jun 20; 625:70-9. View in: PubMed

Cross-Sectional Analysis on Racial and Economic Disparities Affecting Mortality in Preterm Infants with Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus. World Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 88:399-410. View in: PubMed

Trends in hospitalization of preterm infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus in the United States, 2000-2010. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):260-9. View in: PubMed

Single-cell analysis of long non-coding RNAs in the developing human neocortex. Genome Biol. 2016; 17(1):67. View in: PubMed

Reevaluating the weekend effect on patients with hydrocephalus undergoing operative shunt intervention. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Nov 06; 1-7. View in: PubMed

Theoretical Basis of Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Prog Neurol Surg. 2015 Sep; 29:20-8. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of weekend admission on the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions in patients receiving thoracolumbar fusions. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 22(8):1349-54. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of Effect of Weekend Admission on the Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Patients Receiving Cervical Fusions. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):58-68. View in: PubMed

The july effect: An analysis of never events in the nationwide inpatient sample. J Hosp Med. 2015 Jul; 10(7):432-8. View in: PubMed

Racial and socioeconomic disparities in outcomes following pediatric cerebrospinal fluid shunt procedures. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 15(6):560-6. View in: PubMed

Going Big to Explore the Detail. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun; 83(6):1041-3. View in: PubMed

Evaluation of time to aneurysm treatment following subarachnoid hemorrhage: comparison of patients treated with clipping versus coiling. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Mar 12. View in: PubMed

Incidence of "never events" among weekend admissions versus weekday admissions to US hospitals: national analysis. BMJ. 2015; 350:h1460. View in: PubMed

Health disparities in time to aneurysm clipping/coiling among aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a national study. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1071-6. View in: PubMed

Prevention of percutaneous spinal cord stimulation electrode migration: a 15-year experience. Neuromodulation. 2014 Oct; 17(7):670-6; discussion 676-7. View in: PubMed

The impact of patient age and comorbidities on the occurrence of "never events" in cerebrovascular surgery: an analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Neurosurg. 2014 Sep; 121(3):580-6. View in: PubMed

Racial and socioeconomic disparities in incidence of hospital-acquired complications following cerebrovascular procedures. Neurosurgery. 2014 Jul; 75(1):43-50. View in: PubMed

Recapitulating flesh with silicon and steel: advancements in upper extremity robotic prosthetics. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):730-41. View in: PubMed

Supplementing the neurosurgical virtuoso: evolution of automation from mythology to operating room adjunct. World Neurosurg. 2014 May-Jun; 81(5-6):719-29. View in: PubMed

Racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to mechanical revascularization procedures for acute ischemic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Feb; 23(2):327-34. View in: PubMed

Mechanical thrombectomy in acute stroke: utilization variances and impact of procedural volume on inpatient mortality. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Nov; 22(8):1263-9. View in: PubMed

Computed tomography for clearance of cervical spine injury in the unevaluable patient. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):405-13. View in: PubMed

Minimally invasive posterior atlantoaxial fusion: a cadaveric and clinical feasibility study. World Neurosurg. 2013 Sep-Oct; 80(3-4):414-21. View in: PubMed

Delayed cavernous carotid artery pseudoaneurysm caused by absorbable plate following transsphenoidal surgery: case report and review of the literature. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2013 Jun; 74(1):10-6. View in: PubMed

Stem cells in gliomas. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:63-73. View in: PubMed

Chemotherapy for brain tumors with polymer drug delivery. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 104:339-53. View in: PubMed

Conservative management of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. A review. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E2. View in: PubMed

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: genetics and pathophysiology. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Mar; 30(3):E6. View in: PubMed

Hospital costs associated with shunt infections in patients receiving antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters versus standard shunt catheters. Neurosurgery. 2010 Feb; 66(2):284-9; discussion 289. View in: PubMed

A modified frontal-nasal-orbital approach to midline lesions of the anterior cranial fossa and skull base: technical note with case illustrations. Neurosurg Rev. 2010 Jan; 33(1):63-70. View in: PubMed

Pathological upstaging during radical cystectomy is associated with worse recurrence-free survival in patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin-refractory bladder cancer. Urology. 2009 Dec; 74(6):1276-80. View in: PubMed

Incidence of symptomatic retethering after surgical management of pediatric tethered cord syndrome with or without duraplasty. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Sep; 25(9):1085-9. View in: PubMed

Gliadel (BCNU) wafer plus concomitant temozolomide therapy after primary resection of glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurosurg. 2009 Mar; 110(3):583-8. View in: PubMed

Association of preoperative depression and survival after resection of malignant brain astrocytoma. Surg Neurol. 2009 Mar; 71(3):299-303, discussion 303. View in: PubMed

Suboccipital decompression for Chiari I malformation: outcome comparison of duraplasty with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene dural substitute versus pericranial autograft. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Feb; 25(2):183-90. View in: PubMed

Independent association of extent of resection with survival in patients with malignant brain astrocytoma. J Neurosurg. 2009 Jan; 110(1):156-62. View in: PubMed

Comparison of shunt infection incidence in high-risk subgroups receiving antibiotic-impregnated versus standard shunts. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009 Jan; 25(1):77-83; discussion 85. View in: PubMed

Presentation and management of a patient with subcutaneous metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2008 Dec; 5(12):691-4. View in: PubMed

Symptom recurrence after suboccipital decompression for pediatric Chiari I malformation: analysis of 256 consecutive cases. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Nov; 24(11):1333-9. View in: PubMed

Extent of surgical resection is independently associated with survival in patients with hemispheric infiltrating low-grade gliomas. Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct; 63(4):700-7; author reply 707-8. View in: PubMed

Use of Gliadel (BCNU) wafer in the surgical treatment of malignant glioma: a 10-year institutional experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Oct; 15(10):2887-93. View in: PubMed

Relationship of glioblastoma multiforme to the lateral ventricles predicts survival following tumor resection. J Neurooncol. 2008 Sep; 89(2):219-24. View in: PubMed

Persistent outpatient hyperglycemia is independently associated with decreased survival after primary resection of malignant brain astrocytomas. Neurosurgery. 2008 Aug; 63(2):286-91; discussion 291. View in: PubMed

Intraoperative ultrasonography as a guide to patient selection for duraplasty after suboccipital decompression in children with Chiari malformation Type I. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 2(1):52-7. View in: PubMed

Correlation of hindbrain CSF flow and outcome after surgical decompression for Chiari I malformation. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jul; 24(7):833-40. View in: PubMed

Spinal deformity after resection of cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jun; 24(6):735-9. View in: PubMed

Outcome of Chiari-associated syringomyelia after hindbrain decompression in children: analysis of 49 consecutive cases. Neurosurgery. 2008 Jun; 62(6):1307-13; discussion 1313. View in: PubMed

Suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation-associated scoliosis: risk factors and time course of deformity progression. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 1(6):456-60. View in: PubMed

Endoscopic transcervical odontoidectomy for pediatric basilar invagination and cranial settling. Report of 4 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Apr; 1(4):337-42. View in: PubMed

Neurological outcome after resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2008 Jan; 24(1):93-7. View in: PubMed

Resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors in children: assessment of long-term motor and sensory deficits. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Jan; 1(1):63-7. View in: PubMed

Oligomeric assembly of native-like precursors precedes amyloid formation by beta-2 microglobulin. Biochemistry. 2004 Jun 22; 43(24):7808-15. View in: PubMed

Cortical synaptic integration in vivo is disrupted by amyloid-beta plaques. J Neurosci. 2004 May 12; 24(19):4535-40. View in: PubMed

In vitro response of prostaglandin E2 receptor (EP3) in the term pregnant rat uterus and cervix to misoprostol. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 2003 Jan; 70(3-4):317-29. View in: PubMed

Postoperative surgical site infections in patients undergoing spinal tumor surgery: incidence and risk factors. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 1; 36(17):1410-9. View in: PubMed

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