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Rory Murphy, MD

Rory Murphy, MDPosition: PGY 7
Hometown: Cork, Ireland
Medical School: University College Cork
Clinical/Research Interests: Neuro-oncology, spine, functional neurosurgery

Publications:

  • Hyperacute stabilization (<12 hours) for polytrauma patients with unstable spinal fracture. Murphy R, He Y, Janjua M, Schuerer D, Ray W, Wright N.J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  • No additional protection against ventriculitis with prolonged systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for patients treated with antibiotic-coated external ventricular drains. Murphy RK, Liu B, Srinath A, Reynolds MR, Liu J, Craighead MC, Camins BC, Dhar R, Kummer TT, Zipfel GJ. J Neurosurg. 2015 May;122(5):1120-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS132882. Epub 2015 Mar 20.
  • Repair of a median nerve transection injury using multiple nerve transfers, with long-term functional recovery. Murphy RK, Ray WZ, Mackinnon SE. J Neurosurg. 2012 Nov;117(5):886-9. doi: 10.3171/2012.8.JNS111356. Epub 2012 Sep 14.
  • Medial pectoral nerve to axillary nerve neurotization following traumatic brachial plexus injuries: indications and clinical outcomes. Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Santosa K, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE. Hand (N Y). 2012 Mar;7(1):59-65. doi: 10.1007/s11552-011-9378-9. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
  • Acute Hemorrhage Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to a Clival Meningioma. Reynolds MR, Hawasli AH, Murphy RK, Ray WZ, Simpson JR, Drzymala RE, Rich KM. J Spine Neurosurg. 2013 Feb 1;2(2):108.
  • The natural history and clinical presentation of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Yarbrough CK, Murphy RK, Ray WZ, Stewart TJ. Adv Orthop. 2012;2012:480643. doi: 10.1155/2012/480643. Epub 2011 Dec 22.
  • Impact of lateral mass anatomic variation on ideal polyaxial screw head mobility: technical considerations. Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Dorward IG, Lusis EA, Blackburn SL, Stewart T. Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec;26(6):864-7. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.697224. Epub 2012 Jul 6.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused laser interstitial thermal therapy for subinsular metastatic adenocarcinoma: technical case report. Hawasli AH, Ray WZ, Murphy RK, Dacey RG Jr, Leuthardt EC.
    Neurosurgery. 2012 Jun;70(2 Suppl Operative):332-7; discussion 338. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318232fc90.
  • Gamma knife surgery for a hemangioma of the cavernous sinus in a child. Murphy RK, Reynolds MR, Mansur DB, Smyth MD. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jan;11(1):74-8. doi: 10.3171/2012.9.PEDS12213. Epub 2012 Oct 19.
  • Perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage associated with a painless, pupillary-involving third cranial nerve palsy: case report and literature review. Reynolds MR, Vega RA, Murphy RK, Miller-Thomas MM, Zipfel GJ. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Oct;114(8):1168-71. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2012.02.028. Epub 2012 Mar 10. Review.
  • No additional protection against ventriculitis with prolonged systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for patients treated with antibiotic-coated external ventricular drains. Murphy RK, Liu B, Srinath A, Reynolds MR, Liu J, Craighead MC, Camins BC, Dhar R, Kummer TT, Zipfel GJ. J Neurosurg. 2015 May;122(5):1120-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.9.JNS132882. Epub 2015 Mar 20.
  • Pseudopapilledema and association with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Liu B, Murphy RK, Mercer D, Tychsen L, Smyth MD. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jul;30(7):1197-200. doi: 10.1007/s00381-014-2390-y. Epub 2014 Feb 27.
  • Management of atypical cranial meningiomas, part 2: predictors of progression and the role of adjuvant radiation after subtotal resection. Sun SQ, Cai C, Murphy RK, DeWees T, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Leonard JR, Evans J, Simpson JR, Robinson CG, Perrin RJ, Huang J, Chicoine MR, Kim AH. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):356-63; discussion 363. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000462. Erratum in: Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec;75(6):733. 
  • Management of atypical cranial meningiomas, part 1: predictors of recurrence and the role of adjuvant radiation after gross total resection. Sun SQ, Kim AH, Cai C, Murphy RK, DeWees T, Sylvester P, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Leonard JR, Evans J, Simpson JR, Robinson CG, Perrin RJ, Huang J, Chicoine MR. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):347-54; discussion 354-5; quiz 355. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000461.