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Abhay K. Varma

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentNeurosurgery
AddressP.O. Box MSC 606
301 CSB
96 Jonathan Lucas St.
Phone843-792-4165
Fax843-792-9279
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    Spinal Cord

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    1. Das A, Alshareef M, Henderson F, Martinez Santos JL, Vandergrift WA, Lindhorst SM, Varma AK, Infinger L, Patel SJ, Cachia D. Ganoderic acid A/DM-induced NDRG2 over-expression suppresses high-grade meningioma growth. Clin Transl Oncol. 2019 Nov 15. PMID: 31732915.
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    2. Das A, Henderson F, Lowe S, Wallace GC, Vandergrift WA, Lindhorst SM, Varma AK, Infinger LK, Giglio P, Banik NL, Patel SJ, Cachia D. Single agent efficacy of the HDAC inhibitor DATS in preclinical models of glioblastoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 12; 82(6):945-952. PMID: 30209569.
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    3. Pacult MA, Henderson FC, Wooster MD, Varma AK. Sciatica Caused by Venous Varix Compression of the Sciatic Nerve. World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep; 117:242-245. PMID: 29929032.
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    4. Varma AK. Management of brain-stem hemangioblastomas: A bird's-eye view. Neurol India. 2018 May-Jun; 66(3):678. PMID: 29766925.
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    5. Gil D, Frank-Kamenetskii A, Barry J, Reukov V, Xiang Y, Das A, Varma AK, Kindy MS, Banik NL, Vertegel A. Albumin-Assisted Method Allows Assessment of Release of Hydrophobic Drugs From Nanocarriers. Biotechnol J. 2018 Jan; 13(1). PMID: 28881095.
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    6. Samantaray S, Das A, Matzelle DC, Yu SP, Wei L, Varma A, Ray SK, Banik NL. Administration of low dose estrogen attenuates persistent inflammation, promotes angiogenesis, and improves locomotor function following chronic spinal cord injury in rats. J Neurochem. 2016 05; 137(4):604-17. PMID: 26998684.
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    7. Samantaray S, Das A, Matzelle DC, Yu SP, Wei L, Varma A, Ray SK, Banik NL. Administration of low dose estrogen attenuates gliosis and protects neurons in acute spinal cord injury in rats. J Neurochem. 2016 Mar; 136(5):1064-73. PMID: 26662641.
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    8. Cheng RR, Eskandari R, Welsh CT, Varma AK. A case of isolated amyloid light-chain amyloidosis of the radial nerve. J Neurosurg. 2016 09; 125(3):598-602. PMID: 26771846.
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    9. Das A, McDonald DG, Dixon-Mah YN, Jacqmin DJ, Samant VN, Vandergrift WA, Lindhorst SM, Cachia D, Varma AK, Vanek KN, Banik NL, Jenrette JM, Raizer JJ, Giglio P, Patel SJ. RIP1 and RIP3 complex regulates radiation-induced programmed necrosis in glioblastoma. Tumour Biol. 2016 Jun; 37(6):7525-34. PMID: 26684801.
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    10. Das A, Cheng RR, Hilbert ML, Dixon-Moh YN, Decandio M, Vandergrift WA, Banik NL, Lindhorst SM, Cachia D, Varma AK, Patel SJ, Giglio P. Synergistic Effects of Crizotinib and Temozolomide in Experimental FIG-ROS1 Fusion-Positive Glioblastoma. Cancer Growth Metastasis. 2015; 8:51-60. PMID: 26648752.
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    11. Cox A, Varma A, Barry J, Vertegel A, Banik N. Nanoparticle Estrogen in Rat Spinal Cord Injury Elicits Rapid Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Plasma, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Tissue. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Sep 15; 32(18):1413-21. PMID: 25845398.
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    12. Das A, Miller R, Lee P, Holden CA, Lindhorst SM, Jaboin J, Vandergrift WA, Banik NL, Giglio P, Varma AK, Raizer JJ, Patel SJ. A novel component from citrus, ginger, and mushroom family exhibits antitumor activity on human meningioma cells through suppressing the Wnt/ß-catenin signaling pathway. Tumour Biol. 2015 Sep; 36(9):7027-34. PMID: 25864108.
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    13. Lee P, Murphy B, Miller R, Menon V, Banik NL, Giglio P, Lindhorst SM, Varma AK, Vandergrift WA, Patel SJ, Das A. Mechanisms and clinical significance of histone deacetylase inhibitors: epigenetic glioblastoma therapy. Anticancer Res. 2015 Feb; 35(2):615-25. PMID: 25667438.
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    14. Cox A, Varma A, Banik N. Recent advances in the pharmacologic treatment of spinal cord injury. Metab Brain Dis. 2015 Apr; 30(2):473-82. PMID: 24833553.
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    15. Agrawal NS, Miller R, Lal R, Mahanti H, Dixon-Mah YN, DeCandio ML, Vandergrift WA, Varma AK, Patel SJ, Banik NL, Lindhorst SM, Giglio P, Das A. Current Studies of Immunotherapy on Glioblastoma. J Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr 05; 1(1). PMID: 25346943.
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    16. Krishna V, Andrews H, Varma A, Mintzer J, Kindy MS, Guest J. Spinal cord injury: how can we improve the classification and quantification of its severity and prognosis? J Neurotrauma. 2014 Feb 01; 31(3):215-27. PMID: 23895105.
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    17. Miller R, DeCandio ML, Dixon-Mah Y, Giglio P, Vandergrift WA, Banik NL, Patel SJ, Varma AK, Das A. Molecular Targets and Treatment of Meningioma. J Neurol Neurosurg. 2014; 1(1). PMID: 25485306.
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    18. Krishna V, Andrews H, Jin X, Yu J, Varma A, Wen X, Kindy M. A contusion model of severe spinal cord injury in rats. J Vis Exp. 2013 Aug 17; (78). PMID: 23979022.
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    19. Wallace GC, Haar CP, Vandergrift WA, Giglio P, Dixon-Mah YN, Varma AK, Ray SK, Patel SJ, Banik NL, Das A. Multi-targeted DATS prevents tumor progression and promotes apoptosis in ectopic glioblastoma xenografts in SCID mice via HDAC inhibition. J Neurooncol. 2013 Aug; 114(1):43-50. PMID: 23754639.
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    20. Krishna V, Konakondla S, Nicholas J, Varma A, Kindy M, Wen X. Biomaterial-based interventions for neuronal regeneration and functional recovery in rodent model of spinal cord injury: a systematic review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2013 May; 36(3):174-90. PMID: 23809587.
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    21. Varma AK, Das A, Wallace G, Barry J, Vertegel AA, Ray SK, Banik NL. Spinal cord injury: a review of current therapy, future treatments, and basic science frontiers. Neurochem Res. 2013 May; 38(5):895-905. PMID: 23462880.
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    22. Selassie AW, Varma A, Saunders LL, Welldaregay W. Determinants of in-hospital death after acute spinal cord injury: a population-based study. Spinal Cord. 2013 Jan; 51(1):48-54. PMID: 22847652.
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    23. Das A, Wallace G, Reiter RJ, Varma AK, Ray SK, Banik NL. Overexpression of melatonin membrane receptors increases calcium-binding proteins and protects VSC4.1 motoneurons from glutamate toxicity through multiple mechanisms. J Pineal Res. 2013 Jan; 54(1):58-68. PMID: 22823500.
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    24. Cianfoni A, Distefano D, Chin SH, Varma AK, Rumboldt Z, Bonaldi G. Percutaneous cement augmentation of a lytic lesion of C1 via posterolateral approach under CT guidance. Spine J. 2012 Jun; 12(6):500-6. PMID: 22698998.
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    25. Morgan SL, Krishna V, Varma AK. Cervical pseudomeningocele as a cause of neurological decline after posterior cervical spine surgery. Neurol India. 2012 Mar-Apr; 60(2):256-7. PMID: 22626724.
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    26. Mullen TD, Sharma AK, Varma AK. Cervical osteomyelitis after placement of a self-expanding plastic stent for palliation of dysphagia associated with chemoradiation-induced esophageal strictures. Head Neck. 2013 Jun; 35(6):E197-201. PMID: 22367919.
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    27. Selassie AW, Varma A, Saunders LL. Current trends in venous thromboembolism among persons hospitalized with acute traumatic spinal cord injury: does early access to rehabilitation matter? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Oct; 92(10):1534-41. PMID: 21963121.
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    28. McDowell ML, Das A, Smith JA, Varma AK, Ray SK, Banik NL. Neuroprotective effects of genistein in VSC4.1 motoneurons exposed to activated microglial cytokines. Neurochem Int. 2011 Aug; 59(2):175-84. PMID: 21672594.
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    29. Samantaray S, Smith JA, Das A, Matzelle DD, Varma AK, Ray SK, Banik NL. Low dose estrogen prevents neuronal degeneration and microglial reactivity in an acute model of spinal cord injury: effect of dosing, route of administration, and therapy delay. Neurochem Res. 2011 Oct; 36(10):1809-16. PMID: 21611834.
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    30. Das A, Smith JA, Gibson C, Varma AK, Ray SK, Banik NL. Estrogen receptor agonists and estrogen attenuate TNF-a-induced apoptosis in VSC4.1 motoneurons. J Endocrinol. 2011 Feb; 208(2):171-82. PMID: 21068071.
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    31. Varma A, Hill EG, Nicholas J, Selassie A. Predictors of early mortality after traumatic spinal cord injury: a population-based study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 01; 35(7):778-83. PMID: 20228715.
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    32. Das A, McDowell M, Pava MJ, Smith JA, Reiter RJ, Woodward JJ, Varma AK, Ray SK, Banik NL. The inhibition of apoptosis by melatonin in VSC4.1 motoneurons exposed to oxidative stress, glutamate excitotoxicity, or TNF-alpha toxicity involves membrane melatonin receptors. J Pineal Res. 2010 Mar; 48(2):157-69. PMID: 20082663.
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    33. Smith JA, Zhang R, Varma AK, Das A, Ray SK, Banik NL. Estrogen partially down-regulates PTEN to prevent apoptosis in VSC4.1 motoneurons following exposure to IFN-gamma. Brain Res. 2009 Dec 08; 1301:163-70. PMID: 19748493.
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    34. Saunders LL, Selassie AW, Hill EG, Nicholas JS, Varma AK, Lackland DT, Patel SJ. Traumatic spinal cord injury mortality, 1981-1998. J Trauma. 2009 Jan; 66(1):184-90. PMID: 19131823.
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    35. Varma AK, Muller PJ. Cranial neuropathies after intracranial Photofrin-photodynamic therapy for malignant supratentorial gliomas-a report on 3 cases. Surg Neurol. 2008 Aug; 70(2):190-3. PMID: 17976702.
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    36. Varma A, Nathoo N, Neyman G, Suh JH, Ross J, Park J, Barnett GH. Gamma knife radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors: volumetric analysis in 17 patients. Neurosurgery. 2006 Nov; 59(5):1030-6; discussion 1036. PMID: 17143237.
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    37. Vandergrift WA, Patel SJ, Nicholas JS, Varma AK. Convection-enhanced delivery of immunotoxins and radioisotopes for treatment of malignant gliomas. Neurosurg Focus. 2006 Apr 15; 20(4):E13. PMID: 16709018.
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    38. Bogaards A, Varma A, Zhang K, Zach D, Bisland SK, Moriyama EH, Lilge L, Muller PJ, Wilson BC. Fluorescence image-guided brain tumour resection with adjuvant metronomic photodynamic therapy: pre-clinical model and technology development. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2005 May; 4(5):438-42. PMID: 15875077.
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    39. Bogaards A, Varma A, Collens SP, Lin A, Giles A, Yang VX, Bilbao JM, Lilge LD, Muller PJ, Wilson BC. Increased brain tumor resection using fluorescence image guidance in a preclinical model. Lasers Surg Med. 2004; 35(3):181-90. PMID: 15389738.
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    40. Menon VK, Kumar A, Menon AL, Varma AK. A rapid procedure for the isolation of phycobilisomes from cyanobacteria. Anal Biochem. 1988 Aug 01; 172(2):377-81. PMID: 3142292.
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    41. Menon VK, Varma AK. Adenosine 5'-triphosphate sulphurylase from Spirulina platensis. Experientia. 1979 Jul 15; 35(7):854-5. PMID: 113245.
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