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Publications

(Current and former fellows in bold)

Books

Atlas of Image-Guided Interventional Spinal Procedures, 2nd edition,  Furman MB,  Berkwits L, Cohen IGoodman BS, Kirschner JS, Lee TS, Lin PS (Ed) Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2018.

Atlas of Image Guided Interventional Spine Procedures. Ed. Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits, L Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012.


Chapters

60 Chapters in Atlas of Image Guided Interventional Spine Procedures, 2nd edition, Furman MB,  Berkwits L, Cohen IGoodman BS, Kirschner JS, Lee TS, Lin PS (Ed) Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2017.

Furman MB, Wahlberg B, Cruz EJ, Lumbosacral Transitional Segments: An Interventional Spine Specialist’s Practical Approach. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am.  2018 Feb;29(1):35-48.

Furman MB, Cuneo AA, Image and Contrast Flow Pattern Interpretation for Attempted Epidural Steroid Injections. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2018 Feb;29(1):19-33.

38 chapters in Atlas of Image Guided Interventional Spine Procedures. Ed. Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits I, Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2012.

Furman MB, Petrolla J. Therapeutic intra-articular lumbosacral facet joint injections, in DePalma M (Ed) iSpine, Demos Medical Publishing, inc 2011

Furman MB, Petrolla J. Cervical Spinal Stenosis, in Micheo W and Buschbacher R(Ed), Musculoskeletal, Sports and Occupational Medicine, Demos Medical Publishing, inc 2011

Furman M, Petrolla J. Cervical Disc Pathology, in Micheo W and Buschbacher R(Ed), Musculoskeletal, Sports and Occupational Medicine, Demos Medical Publishing, inc 2011

Furman MB, Sthalekar ND, Berkwits LB, Falco FJE . Interventional Physiatry: General Principles, in O’Young B, Young M, Steins S (Eds)Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, 3rd edition. Philadelphia, Elsevier, Inc, 2008

Furman MB, Ante WA, Reeves RS, Lumbar Provocation Discography:

Clinical Relevance, Sensitivity, Specificity, and Controversies, in Slipman, Simeone, Derby R (Eds) Interventional Spine: an algorithmic approach, Philadelphia, Elsevier, Inc, 2008

Furman MB, Reeves RS, Ante WA, Intradiscal Steroids and Prolotherapy: Clinical Relevance, Outcomes and Efficacy. Clinical Relevance, Sensitivity, Specificity, and Controversies, in Slipman, Simeone, Derby R (Eds), Interventional Spine: an algorithmic approach, Philadelphia, Elsevier, Inc, 2008

Huston CW, Slipman CW, Furman MB Hassan S, Derby R, Spinal Injections, in Slipman, Simeone, Derby R (Eds), Interventional Spine: an algorithmic approach, Philadelphia, Elsevier, Inc, 2008

Windsor RE, Furman MB, Sugar R, Nieves R, Roman S. The martial arts: Biomechanical principles, injury prevention and rehabilitation. In: Lennard T, Crabtree HM (eds): Spine in Sports. Philadelphia, Elseviers, Inc, 2005; Oct.

Furman MB, Puttlitz KP, Simon J, Pannullo RP. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. In Emedicine 2005 (www.emedicine.com)

Furman MB, Puttlitz KP, Simon J, Falco FJE. Cervical Disc Pathology. In Emedicine 2005 (www.emedicine.com)

Furman MB, Puttlitz KP. Interventional Spinal Procedures for Cervical Whiplash Management, In: Malanga G, Nadler S (ed): Whiplash Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Inc, 2002

Furman MB, Windsor RE, Cook EF. The martial arts: Biomechanical principles, injury prevention and rehabilitation. In: Fortin JD, Falco FJE (eds): Functional Biomechanics & Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation State of the Art Reviews. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Inc, 1997; Oct: 11(3).

Windsor RE, Falco FJE, Dreyer SJ, Furman MB, Lester JP. Lumbar Discography. In: Weinstein S. (ed): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America: Injection Techniques, Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders Co, 1995; Nov: 6(3).

Windsor RE, Falco FJE, Furman MB, Percutaneous Therapeutic Lumbar Disc Procedures. In: Weinstein S. (ed): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America: Injection Techniques, Principles and Practice. Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders Co, 1995; Nov: 6(3).


Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Furman MB, Bernstein J, McCormick ZL, Schneider B, Concerns regarding ‘Interventional spine and pain procedures in patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications (second edition)’ Reg Anesth Pain Med 2019 Jan 11.

Bernstein J, Furman MB, Gilhool L, Kurup A, Bednarek C, Caplan C, The Risks of Continuing or Discontinuing Anticoagulants in Diverse Interventional Pain Procedures. SIS 2018 Annual Meeting Abstracts, Pain Medicine 2018; 19: 1885–1903  [abstract].

Furman MB, Johnson SC, Induced lumbosacral radicular symptom referral patterns: a descriptive study. Spine J. 2019 Jan;19(1):163-170. 

Furman MB, Norton D. Expert Opinion #3. Pain Med. 2017 Jun 1;18(6):1188-1189.  In response to Levi D. Subdural Extra-Arachnoid Flow Pattern Visualized in a Contralateral Oblique View During a Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection. Pain Med. 2017 Jun 1;18(6):1177-1182.

Cohen SP, Furman MB, Weber NH, Singh JR, Single Versus Two-Level Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Treating Lumbosacral Radicular Pain: What is the Evidence? PM R.2015 Aug;7(8):883-8

Simon JI, McAuliffe M, Parekh NN, Petrolla J, Furman MB: Intravascular Penetration Following Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Injections Using the Infraneural Technique Pain Medicine 2015 Aug;16(8):1647-9

Furman MB, Plastaras C, Popescu A, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S, Kennedy DJ: Should antiplatelet medicines be held before cervical epidural injections? Point-Counterpoint PM&R, 2014 May;6(5):442-50

Furman, MB, Melvin J, Kennedy DJ: Do we need procedures for PM&R to survive? Point-Counterpoint PM&R, 2014 Jan;6(1): 85-91

Furman MB, Jasper NR, Lin H: Fluoroscopic Contralateral Oblique View in Interlaminar Interventions: A technical note. Pain Medicine, 2012, 13 (11): 1389-1396

Furman MB, Butler SB, Kim RE, Mehta AR, Simon JI, Patel R, Lee TS, Reeves RS: Injectate Volumes Needed to Reach Specific Landmarks in SI Transforaminal Epidural Injections: Pain Medicine, 2012; 13 (10): 1265-1274

Furman MB, Moradian M, Lin PS, Parikh TN: Functional and Pain Score Improvements following Fluoroscopically Guided, Contrast Enhanced Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: Pain Medicine, 2012, 13(8) 1099-1105 [abstract]

Furman MB, Moradian M, Lin PS, Parikh TN: Functional and Pain Score Improvements following Fluoroscopically Guided, Contrast Enhanced Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: Pain Medicine, 2012, 13(8) 1099-1105 [abstract]

Reeves RS and Furman MB, Discography’s role in low back pain management, Pain Management (2012) 2(2), 1-7

Furman, MB, Fetzer MR, Gilhool JJ, On Contrast Dispersal Patterns as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome with Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbar Radiculopathy, PM&R 2011: Vol 3, 1028-1029

Furman MB, Kothari G, Parikh T, Anderson J, Khawaja A Efficacy of Fluoroscopically Guided, Contrast Enhanced, Lumbosacral Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections, A Pilot Study. Pain Medicine, 2010, Vol 11, #9 1328-1334

Furman MB, Mehta AR, Kim RE, Simon J, Patel R., Lee TS, Reeves RS. Injectate Volumes Needed to Reach Specific Landmarks in Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Injections. PM&R 2010; 2:625-635

Furman MB, Lee TS, Mehta A, Simon JI, Cano WG. Contrast flow selectivity during transforaminal lumbosacralepidural steroid injections. Pain Physician 2008; 11:855-861.

Lesher J, Dreyfuss P, Hager N, Kaplan M, Furman MB; Hip Joint Pain Referral Zones: A Descriptive Study, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine, 2008 Vol 9, #1, 22-25

Furman MB, Simon J, Lee T, Rigolosi L, Patel R, Reeves R. Contrast Flow Volume Quantification for Therapeutic Transforaminal Epidural Injections. The Spine Journal, 2007, 7(5S); 131S

Furman MB, Reeves RS, Lee TJ, Sthalekar ND. Fluoroscopic Axial Imaging in Percutaneous Lumbosacral Procedures: An Underutilized Technique, Pain Physician. 2006; 199-206

Furman MB and Sthalekar ND Minimizing Complications in Epidural Steroid Injections, Letter to the editor, Anesth Analg 2006;102

Slipman CW , Plastaras C, Patel R, Isaac Z, David Chow, Garvan C, Pauza K and Furman MB. Provocative cervical discography symptom mapping The Spine Journal, 2005, 5(4) 381-388

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, O’Brien EM. The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections, Spine, 2003; 28(1)21-25

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, Villoch CM, Kuo MK, King FJ. Fluoroscopic Axial Imaging in Percutaneous Lumbosacral Procedures: A Novel Technique. [abstract].Pain Physician, 2002, 5(4), 451.

Furman MB, Lee TS. Contrast Flow Distribution During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, [abstract]. Proceedings of the North American Spine Society Mid Year Meeting- Meeting of the Americas II, 2002.

Furman MB, Lee TS, Puttlitz KM, Zgleszewski TM, O’Brien EM, Goodman BS, Lumbar Provocative Discography: Evaluation of Possible Disc Pressurization, Proceedings of the North American Spine Society Mid Year Meeting- Meeting of the Americas II, 2002 [abstract].

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, O’Brien EM. The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections, Proceedings of the North American Spine Society, 16th Annual Meeting [abstract]. The Spine Journal, 2002; 2(25), 29S.

Furman MB, O’Brien EM, and Zgleszewski TM, The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Lumbosacral Epidural Steroid Injections, Spine, 2000; 25(20)2628-2632

Furman MB and O’Brien EM, Is it really possible to do a selective nerve root block? Letter to the editor, Pain, 85 (2000) 526-527

Furman MB and Zgleszewski TM, The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Lumbosacral Epidural Steroid Injections, Proceedings of the North American Spine Society, 1999 Annual Meeting [abstract].

Cook EF, Epstein SK, Furman MB, Demopoulos, JT. Sudden quadriparesis in a patient with severe cervical stenosis [abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; Nov:74(11):1272.

Furman MB. Design and evaluation of a computer aided instruction system which teaches functional peripheral anatomy [abstract]. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1993; Nov:74(11):1236.

Lynch TJ, Martinez RP, Furman MB, Geller EB, Adler MW. A Calorimetric analysis of body temperature changes produced in rats by morphine, methadone, and U50-488H [abstract]. In, Harris LS (ed.) Problems of Drug Dependence, 1986. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. NIDA. Research Monograph 76, 1987: 82.

Furman MB, Olbricht WL. Unsteady cell distributions in capillary networks. Biotechnology Progress 1985; Mar: 1(1): 26-32.


Electronic Publications

Furman MB, Schultz S and Babaria VN, Autonomically mediated pain – Autonomic pain syndromes. Knowledge Now from AAPM&R.  Originally published:09/20/2014.  Last updated:06/29/2018.  Available at: https://now.aapmr.org/autonomically-mediated-pain-autonomic-pain-syndromes/.

Furman MB, Babaria VN  and Schultz S, Costochondritis . Knowledge Now from AAPM&R.  Originally published:09/20/2014,  Last updated:07/03/2018

Available at: https://now.aapmr.org/costochondritis/.

Furman MB, Tekmyster G, Simon JI, Puttlitz KP, Falco FJE, Cervical Disc Disease. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated March 21, 2018. Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/305720-overview#a5.

Furman MB, Liu J, Patel SI, Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. Knowledge Now from AAPM&R.  Originally published:09/20/2013.  Last updated:02/13/2018

Available at: https://now.aapmr.org/lumbar-spondylolisthesis/.

Hsiang JK, Furman MB. Spinal Stenosis. Medscape Reference. Updated June 13, 2016. Available at:  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1913265-overview.

Reeves RS and Furman MB, AAPMR web site, www.AAPMR.org,  Patient with hip, groin and limb pain, Musculoskeletal Case No. 15, December 2004.

 


Other Publications

Furman MB, Horn S, Mayer EK. A Comprehensive Examination of Modification 25, SpineLine NASS publication November/December, 2015

Furman MB, Horn S, O’Brien DR. Facet Joint Neurotomy Coding, SpineLine NASS publication July/August, 2015

Furman MB, Kuo M, Burns J. Easy E&Ms: Follow-ups Without Examinations. SpineLine NASS publication March/April, 2014

Bagnall DL, Cianca JC, Drake DF, Dugan S, Frank LW, Furman MB, Lipetz JS, Smith BS, Weinstein SM, Kuby KG, Levreau DM. Establishing an ACGME-Accredited Residency Program in Pain Medicine, PASSOR, 2005

Dugan S, Frank LW, Furman MB, Lipetz JS, Smith BS, Weinstein SM, Kuby KG, Levreau DM. Establishing a Non-accredited Fellowship Training Program, PASSOR, 2005

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT. PASSOR Cervical Spine Bibliography; November, 2001

Furman MB, O’Brien EM, Houston C. PASSOR Lumbar Spine Bibliography, Chief Editor; September, 2000

Furman MB. Is it really possible to do a selective nerve root block? International Spinal Injection Society Scientific Newsletter; 1999; June: 3(3).

Furman MB. Computer Widow, My Wife? No Way! Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, Merion Publications, Inc, 1996; March: 5(3).

Furman, MB. The spinal injectionist’s guide to getting on-line. International Spinal Injection Society Newsletter; 1995; June: 2(3).

Furman MB. MACLimbs: Human peripheral anatomy and kinesiology implemented by Hypercard. In, Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care; Washington, DC. McGraw Hill, Inc. 1991: 766-769.

Furman MB. Computer graphics simulation of cell distribution in capillary networks [thesis]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1985. 80 pp.


Presentations(Peer Reviewed)

Bernstein J, Furman MB, Gilhool L, Kurup A, Bednarek C, Caplan C, The Risks of Continuing or Discontinuing Anticoagulants in Diverse Interventional Pain Procedures, SIS Platform Presentation, August, 2018

Johnson SC, Furman MB, Liu J, Dynatomal Mapping of Lumbosacral Radicular Symptom Referral Patterns during Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, SIS Platform Presentation July, 2015

Furman MB, Moradian M, Lin PS, Parikh, TN, Functional and Pain Score Improvements following Fluoroscopically Guided, Contrast Enhanced Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections (Cervical and Lumbar Studies), Platform Presentation July, 2012

Furman MB, Anderson JG, Khawaja A, Kothari G, Efficacy of Fluoroscopically Guided, Contrast Enhanced, Lumbosacral Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections (IL-ESI) A Pilot Study, ISIS Poster Presentation July 2009

Furman MB, Simon JI, Lee TS, Rigolosi LV. Contrast Flow Volume Quantification for Therapeutic Transforaminal Epidural Injections, ISIS Presentation, July 2008

Furman MB, Contrast Flow Volume Quantification for Therapeutic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections. ISIS Presentation, July 20, 2007

Furman MB, Lee TS, Kuo MK, Cano WG. Contrast Flow Distribution During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, PASSOR Research Presentation, American Academy of Physical Medicine Annual Assembly, October 9, 2003

Slipman CW, Plastaras C, Patel R, Isaac Z, Chow D, Garvan C, Pauza K, Furman MB, Provocative Cervical Discography Symptom Mapping, PASSOR Research Presentation, American Academy of Physical Medicine Annual Assembly, October 9, 2003

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, O’Brien EM. The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections, Platform Presentation, PASSOR: invited musculoskeletal research presentation, AAPM&R Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL, November 21, 2002.

Slipman CW, Plastaras C, Patel R, Isaac Z, Chow D, Garvan C, Pauza K, Furman MB, Provocative Cervical Discography Symptom Mapping, Platform Presentation, North American Spine Society, Montreal, Quebec, CA, November 1, 2002.

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, Villoch CM, Kuo MK, King FJ. Fluoroscopic Axial Imaging in Percutaneous Lumbosacral Procedures: A Novel Technique, Platform Presentation, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Washington, DC, September 22, 2002

Furman MB, Lee TS. Contrast Flow Distribution During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, Poster Presentation, North American Spine Society Mid Year Meeting- Meeting of the Americas II, New York, NY, April 27, 2002

Furman MB, Lee TS, Puttlitz KM, Zgleszewski TM, O’Brien EM, Goodman BS, Lumbar Provocative Discography: Evaluation of Possible Disc Pressurization. Platform Presentation, North American Spine Society Mid Year Meeting- Meeting of the Americas II, New York, NY, April 27, 2002.

Furman MB, Giovanniello MT, O’Brien EM. The Incidence of Intravascular Penetration in Transforaminal Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections, Platform Presentation, North American Spine Society, Seattle, WA, November 3 , 2001.

Furman MB and Zgleszewski TM. The Incidence of Intravascular Lumbosacral Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections, Platform Presentation, North American Spine Society, Chicago, IL, October 23, 1999.

Furman MB and Blaire S. Computers and electronic communications. Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Miami, FL. November 3, 1993.

Cook EF, Epstein SK, Furman MB, Demopoulos, JT. Sudden quadriparesis in a patient with severe cervical stenosis. Poster Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Miami, FL. November 3, 1993.

Furman MB. Design and evaluation of a computer aided instruction system which teaches functional peripheral anatomy. Platform Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Miami, FL. October 31, 1993.

Furman MB. Design and evaluation of a computer graphics program which teaches functional peripheral anatomy. Platform Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington, DC. April 3, 1993.

Furman MB. Teaching human peripheral anatomy and kinesiology using hypermedia. American Medical Informatics Association Fifteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care, Washington, DC. November 20, 1991.

Furman MB and Olbricht WL. Computer simulation of cell distribution in capillary networks. Platform Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, California. November, 1984.

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