Some of Our Publications
Telos Partners publications services employs a comprehensive methodology to communicate the value of our clients’ technology through scientific, clinical, and economic evidence.
Our Publication services, which range from strategic planning to technical writing, are designed to provide a unified approach to generating and disseminating evidence around a technology’s value proposition.
In the strategic planning phase, the technology and current evidence landscape are evaluated in a gap analysis. Recommendations are then provided to address the gaps through specific studies or analyses.
In the evidence generation phase, data are typically derived from past or new clinical studies, registries, administrative (e.g. facility or payer) databases, or literature reviews. For new clinical studies, Telos will support study design, data collection, and analysis through its CRO function. Our professional medical writers then collaborate with the associated physicians and scientists to publish the evidence in peer-reviewed journals.
Below is a sampling of our recently published articles:
Ammerman J, Watters WC, Inzana JA, Carragee G, Groff MW. Closing the Treatment Gap for Lumbar Disc Herniation Patients with Large Annular Defects: A Systematic Review of Techniques and Outcomes in this High-risk Population. Cureus. 2019 May 7;11(5):e4613. doi:10.7759/cureus.4613. Review.
Goldberg TD, Maltry JA, Ahuja M, Inzana JA. Logistical and Economic Advantages of Sterile-Packed, Single-Use Instruments for Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Sep;34(9):1876-1883.e2. doi: 0.1016/j.arth.2019.03.011. Epub 2019 Apr 25.
Golish SR, Groff MW, Araghi A, Inzana JA. Superiority Claims for Spinal Devices: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Global Spine Journal. 2019.
Kursumovic A, Muir JM, Ammerman J, Bostelmann R. The Disability Cascade: A Preventable Consequence of the Loss of Disc Height following Lumbar Microdiscectomy. Cureus. 2019 Jul 18;11(7):e5169. doi: 10.7759/cureus.5169. Review.
Klassen PD, Hsu WK, Martens F, Inzana JA, van den Brink WA, Groff MW, Thomé C. Post-lumbar discectomy reoperations that are associated with poor clinical and socioeconomic outcomes can be reduced through use of a novel annular closure device: results from a 2-year randomized controlled trial. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2018 Jun 26;10:349-357. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S164129.
MacEwan MR, MacEwan S, Wright AP, Kovacs TR, Batts J, Zhang L. Efficacy of a Nanofabricated Electrospun Wound Matrix in Treating Full-thickness Cutaneous Wounds in a Porcine Model. Wounds. 2018 Feb;30(2):E21-E24.
MacEwan MR, MacEwan S, Kovacs TR, Batts J. What Makes the Optimal Wound Healing
Material? A Review of Current Science and Introduction of a Synthetic Nanofabricated Wound Care Scaffold. Cureus. 2017 Oct 2;9(10):e1736. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1736. Review.
MacEwan MR, MacEwan S, Wright AP, Kovacs TR, Batts J, Zhang L. Comparison of a Fully Synthetic Electrospun Matrix to a Bi-Layered Xenograft in Healing Full Thickness Cutaneous Wounds in a Porcine Model. Cureus. 2017 Aug 27;9(8):e1614. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1614.
Krutko AV, Sanginov AJ, Baykov ES. Predictors of Treatment Success Following Limited Discectomy with Annular Closure for Lumbar Disc Herniation International Journal of Spine Surgery. Int J Spine Surg. Accepted; In press.
Thaci B, McGirt MJ, Ammerman JM, Thomé C, Kim KD, Ament JD. Reduction of direct costs in high-risk lumbar discectomy patients during the 90-day post-operative period through annular closure. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2019 Feb 28;11:191-197. doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S193603.
Kuršumović A, Rath SA. Effectiveness of an annular closure device in a “real-world” population: stratification of registry data using screening criteria from a randomized controlled trial. Med Devices (Auckl). 2018 Jun 7;11:193-200. doi: 10.2147/MDER.S167381.
Martens F, Vajkoczy P, Jadik S, Hegewald A, Stieber J, Hes R. Patients at the Highest Risk for Reherniation Following Lumbar Discectomy in a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. JB JS Open Access. 2018 Apr 16;3(2):e0037. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.OA.17.00037. 2018 Jun 28.
Ji GY, Cho PG, Shin DA, Kim KN, Muir JM, Stieber JR. Outcomes after limited discectomy using a novel annular closure device: 24-month follow-up of a randomized, controlled trial. J Korean Neurosurg Soc. Accepted; In press.
Ament JD, Thaci B, Yang Z, Kursumovic A, Bostelmann R, Lanman T, Patrick Johnson J, Fröhlich S, Kim KD. Postoperative direct health care costs of lumbar discectomy are reduced with the use of a novel annular closure device in high-risk patients. Spine J. 2019 Jul;19(7):1170-1179. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2019.02.010. Epub 2019 Feb 15.
Ament J, Thaci B, Yang Z, Kulubya E, Hsu W, Bouma G, Kim KD. Cost-effectiveness of a Bone-anchored Annular Closure Device Versus Conventional Lumbar Discectomy in Treating Lumbar Disc Herniations. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jan 1;44(1):5-16. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002746.
Martens F, Lesage G, Muir JM, Stieber JR. Implantation of a bone-anchored annular closure device in conjunction with tubular minimally invasive discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a retrospective study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Jul 27;19(1):269. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2178-4.
Vácz G, Major B, Gaál D, Petrik L, Horváthy DB, Han W, Holczer T, Simon M, Muir JM, Hornyák I, Lacza Z. Hyperacute serum has markedly better regenerative efficacy than platelet-rich plasma in a human bone oxygen-glucose deprivation model. Regen Med. 2018 Jul 1;13(5):531-543. doi: 10.2217/rme-2017-0141. Epub 2018 Aug 22.
Kuršumović A, Rath S. Performance of an Annular Closure Device in a ‘Real-World’, Heterogeneous, At-Risk, Lumbar Discectomy Population. Cureus. 2017 Nov 6;9(11):e1824. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1824.