Research & Audit

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I have been a co-author of a book chapter on instrumented lumbosacral fusion and have published 27 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. There have been over 468 citations of these publications to date. I have also given 34 presentations in scientific spinal meetings.
 
Since December 2012, I have submitted all my private and NHS major spinal surgical cases to the British Spine Registry. This allows auditing of my surgical practice and the outcome of surgical procedures. In addition, collecting information about spinal surgery across the UK can help to find out which spinal operations are most effective and in which patients they work best. This will hopefully improve patient care in the future. The Registry allows patient outcome to be assessed using questionnaires answered by the patient. These will allow me, as well as other spinal surgeon members of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, to see how much improvement there has been from treatment.

Publications

  • M Grevitt , R Khazim, JK Webb, RC Mulholland and J Shepperd. The short form - 36 Health Survey questionnaire.  A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 48-52.   
  • N Boos, R Khazim, RW Kerslake, JK Webb and SHM Mehdian.  Atlanto-axial  dislocation without fracture: An Ejection Injury in a Royal Air Force Pilot.  J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 1997; 79 : 204-5.
  • N Makwana, S Basu, R khazim.  Sledging - related spinal injuries and fracture patterns:  A report of 5 cases.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 33 :   357-9.
  • Y Fares, R Khazim, M Elzaatari, G F Haddad and P Ruiz Barnes.  Spinal hydatid disease and its neurological complications.  Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2003; 36: 394-396.
  • Khazim R, Debnath UK, Fares Y. Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the spine: progressive clinical and radiological features and surgical management in three cases. Eur Spine J 2006; 15: 1404-1410.
  • Makki D, Khazim R, Ravi K, Toma T. SPECT scan positive facet joints and other spinal structures in a hospital-wide population with spinal pain. Spine J. 2009 Jul 28. 2010 Jan;10(1):58-62.
  • Rabi Khazim, Zaher Dannawi, Kate Spacey, Mahmoud Khazim, Shirley Evelyn  Lennon, Abed Reda, Ammar Zaidan. Incidence and treatment of Delayed symptoms of CSF Leak Following Lumbar Spinal surgery. Eur Spine J. 2015 Sep;24(9):2069-76.

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  • R Khazim and Salo PT. Talar neck fracture with talar head dislocation and intact ankle and subtalar joints. A case report. Foot Ankle 1995; 16 : 44 - 8.

  • DJ Oglivie-Harris and R Khazim. Tendon and ligament injuries in adults with osteogenesis imperfecta. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1995; 77 : 155 - 6.

  • R Khazim, M Grevitt, CW Reckling, M Harris and JK Webb. Instrumented lumbosacral fusion in degenerative spine using the Universal Spinal System. In Szpalski M, Gunzburg R, Spengler DM and Nachemson A (eds). Instrumented fusion of the degenerative lumbar spine. State of the Art, Questions and Controversies. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1996:105-119.

  • M Grevitt , R Khazim, JK Webb, RC Mulholland and J Shepperd. The short form -36 Health Survey questionnaire. A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 48-52.

  • N Boos, R Khazim, RW Kerslake, JK Webb and SHM Mehdian. Atlanto-axial dislocation without fracture: An Ejection Injury in a Royal Air Force Pilot. J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 1997; 79 : 204-5.

  • I Lieberman, R Khazim and M Woodside. Anterior vertebral body screws pull-out testing: A comparison of Zielke, Kaneda, Universal Spinal System and USS with pull-out resistant nut. Spine 1998; 23 : 908-10.

  • R Khazim, N Boos, J Webb. Progressive thrombotic occlusion of the left common iliac artery after anterior lumber spine fusion. European Spine Journal 1998; 7 : 239-41

  • M Cartmill, R Khazim, J L Firth. Occipital condyle fracture with peripheral neurological deficit. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1999; 13 : 611-3.

  • N Makwana, S Basu, R khazim. Sledging - related spinal injuries and fracture patterns: A report of 5 cases. British Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 33 : 357-9.

  • Y Fares, M O Lopez-Ferro, R Khazim. Medial Longitudinal Corpectomy in the cervical spodylotic myelopathy. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 1999; 3: .

  • R Khazim, Y Fares, G Muthukumar, D Hedden. Non operative management of Atlanto-Axial Rotatory Fixation of more than 4 weeks. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 2000; 4 : 50-54.

  • D Sengupta, R Khazim, M Grevitt, J K Webb. Flexion Osteotomy of the Cervical Spine. A new technique of correction of iatrogenic extension deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spine 2001; 26: 1068-72.

  • R Khazim, Y Fares, C Heras-Palou and P Ruiz Barnes. Posterior decompression of spinal hydatidosis: Long term results. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2003; 105: 209-214.

  • Y Fares, R Khazim, M Elzaatari, G F Haddad and P Ruiz Barnes. Spinal hydatid disease and its neurological complications. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 2003; 36: 394-396.

  • R Khazim, K Pande, G. Muthukumar, Y Fares and J K Webb. Long fusion for de Novo Adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 2004; 8: 35-41.

  • Y Fares, R Khazim. Dosage of intrathecal Baclofen maintenance therapy in the spastic syndromes. Lebanese Medical Journal 2004; 52: 13–18.

  • Arun R, Khazim R, Webb JK, Burn J. Scoliosis in association with infantile Hypophosphatasia – A case study in two siblings. Spine 2005; 30: E471-476.

  • Fares Y, Khazim R, Muniz J, Younes M. Chemonucleolysis versus discectomy for lumbar disc herniation. Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery 2005; 9: 51-55.

  • Khazim R, Debnath UK, Fares Y. Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the spine: progressive clinical and radiological features and surgical management in three cases. Eur Spine J 2006; 15: 1404-1410.

  • Khazim RM. Spinal Hydatid Disease (editorial). South Med J 2006; 99:114.

  • Fares Y, Haddad GF, Khazim R, Ghanem I, Hosseiny M. Vertebral scalloping in Neurofibromatosis-1. Neurosciences 2007; 12: 68-70.

  • Khazim R, Makki D, Abdul W, Aslam M. Combined Rotatory and Lateral Atlantoaxial Subluxation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Diagnostic and clinical features: A case report. Joint Bone Spine 76 (2009), pp. 112-113.

  • Makki D, Khazim R, Ravi K, Toma T. SPECT scan positive facet joints and other spinal structures in a hospital-wide population with spinal pain. Spine J. 2009 Jul 28. 2010 Jan;10(1):58-62.

  • Fares Y, Ayoub F, Fares J, Khazim R, Khazim M, Gebaily S. Pain and Neurological Sequalae of Cluster Munitions on Children and Adolescents in South Lebanon. “Neurological Sciences Springer” 2013 April 7, Neurol Sci DOI 10.1007/s10072-013-1427-4

  • Fares Y, Fares J, Gebaily S, Khazim R. Spinal cord injuries due to close combat weapons. Neurosciences 2013; Vol. 18 (4):7-9

  • Spacey Kate, Dannawi Zaher, Khazim Rabi, Zaidan Ammar. Horner's syndrome secondary to intervertebral disc herniation at the level of T1-2. BMJ case reports. 2014 Jun 5;2014. pii: bcr2014204820. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-204820.

  • Dannawi Z, Lennon SE, Zaidan A, Khazim R. Orgasmic dural tear: an unusual delayed presentation of postural headache following lumbar discectomy. BMJ case reports. 2014 Nov 28;2014. pii: bcr2014208071. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-208071.

  • Rabi Khazim, Zaher Dannawi, Kate Spacey, Mahmoud Khazim, Shirley Evelyn  Lennon, Abed Reda, Ammar Zaidan. Incidence and treatment of Delayed symptoms of CSF Leak Following Lumbar Spinal surgery. Eur Spine J. 2015 Sep;24(9):2069-76.

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  • Khazim R, Feldman D, Blaser S, Hedden DM. MRI in Scoliosis. Kennedy Visiting Professorship meeting, University of Toronto, April 28, 1994.
  • Khazim R, Hedden DM. The role of anterior spinal fusion in scoliosis. Inter-Urban, Orthopaedic Society meeting, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, September 29, 1995.
  • Khazim R, Grevitt M, Reckling CW, Harris M, Webb JK. Instrumented lumbosacral fusion in degenerative spine using the USS System. Presented in the symposium “Instrumented fusion of the lumbar spine“, Brussels, November 17, 1995 (Book of Abstracts).

  • Khazim R, Hedden DM. Non-operative management of rotatory atlanto-axial subluxation of more than four weeks duration Orthopaedic Forum, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, January 16, 1996.

  • Khazim R, Hedden DM. Scoliosis associated with Chiari 1 malformation. Kennedy Visiting Professorship meeting, University of Toronto, May 2, 1996.
  • Khazim R, Hedden DM. Non-operative management of rotatory atlanto-axial subluxation of more than four weeks duration. The Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, May 15, 1996 (Abstract: J Pediatr Orthop 1996; 16: 813- 4).
  • Khazim R, Hedden DM. Non-operative management of rotatory atlanto-axial subluxation of more than four weeks duration. Presented in the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) meeting, Quebec City, May 25 1996 (Abstract: Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement I, J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 79).
  • Drake JM, Hedden DM, Khazim R, Pirouzman F. Results of posterior fossa decompression in children and adolescents with scoliosis, Chiari 1 malformation and syringomyelia. 31st meeting of the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, London, Ontario, June 28, 1996 (Abstract: Canadian J Neurol Sciences 1997, Supplement I : S34).
  • Grevitt M, Khazim R, Webb JK, Mulholland RC, Shepperd J, The short form - 36 Health Survey questionnaire. A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. Second combined meeting of the British Orthopaedic Association and affiliated societies, Brighton, September 11, 1996 (Abstract: Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement I, J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 98).

  • Khazim R, Grevitt M, Webb JK. Instrumented lumbosacral fusion for degenerative spine conditions using the USS System. A 2-years functional outcome. Second combined meeting of the British Orthopaedic Association and its affiliated societies, Brighton, September 13, 1996 (Abstract: Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement I, J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1997; 79 : 98).

  • Grevitt M, Khazim R, Webb JK, Mulholland RC, Shepperd J, The short form - 36 Health Survey questionnaire. A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. Poster presentation at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) meeting,1997.

  • R Khazim, D Sengupta, R C Mulholland, J K Webb: Functional Outcome in Combined anterior and posterior lumbo-sacral fusion in degenerative spine diseases. Presented at the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) meeting, Birmingham, March 21, 1997.

  • Drake JM, Hedden DM, Khazim R, Pirouzman F. Scoliosis associated with Chiari I malformation. Presented at the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) meeting, Birmingham, March 20, 1997.

  • RC Mullholland, R Khazim, D Sengupta, J Webb: Functional outcome in combined anterior and posterior lumbo-sacral fusion in degenerative spine diseases. Invited lecture presented at the EFORT meeting, Barcelona, April 25, 1997.

  • K Pande, R Khazim, J K Webb: Long fusions in De Novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis: Functional outcome. Poster presentation at the European Spine Society (ESS) meeting, Kos, Greece, September 8 - 12, 1997.

  • R Khazim, D Sengupta, R C Mulholland, J K Webb: Functional outcome in combined anterior and posterior lumbo-sacral fusion in degenerative spine diseases. Presented at the European Spine Society (ESS) meeting, Kos, Greece, September 12, 1997.

  • Grevitt M, Khazim R, Webb JK, Mulholland RC, Shepperd J: The short form - 36 Health Survey questionnaire. A valid outcome measure in spinal surgery. Presented at the European Spine Society (ESS) meeting, Kos, Greece, September 12, 1997.

  • R Khazim, D Sengupta, R C Mulholland, J K Webb: Functional outcome in combined anterior and posterior lumbo-sacral fusion in degenerative spine diseases. Presented at the Indian Orthopaedic Association meeting, India, November 27, 1997.

  • Hatton M, Grevitt M, Khazim R: Validation and reliability of the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. Presented at the British Orthopaedic Spine Society meeting, Nottingham, January 10, 1998.

  • R Khazim, D Singupta, R C Mulholland, J K Webb: Functional outcome in combined anterior and posterior lumbo-sacral fusion in degenerative spine diseases. Presented at the British Orthopaedic Spine Society meeting, Nottingham, January 10, 1998.

  • Hatton M, Grevitt M, Khazim R: Validation and reliability of the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire. Presented at the British Orthopaedic Association meeting, Dublin, 1998.

  • K Pande, R Khazim, J K Webb: Long fusions in De Novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis: Functional outcome. Presented at the British Orthopaedic Association meeting, Dublin, 1998.

  • D Sengupta, M P Grevitt, J K Webb, R Khazim. Flexion osteotomy in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Presented at the British Cervical Spine Research Society. January 2000.

  • R Khazim, G Muthukumar, M S Debnath, S H M Mehdian: Type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation presenting as torticollis. Poster presentation at the Cervical Spine Research Society XVI meeting, London 21 – 24 June 2000.

  • R Khazim, G Muthudumar, M S Debnath, S H M Mehdian: Type 1 Arnold Chiari Malformation presenting as torticollis. Presented at the British Scoliosis Society 25th meeting Edinburgh 7-9 March 2001.

  • P Subrahmanyam, R Khazim, B D Shah, B Dasgupta: Unilateral sacro-iliitis and osteitis related to sports injury and responses to intravenous Pamidronate. Poster presentation at the British Society for Rheumatology, Birmingham. 19-22 April, 2005.

  • U K Debnath, R Khazim, B J C Freeman. Instrumented fusion for spinal column instability after laminectomy for intraspinal tumors. SICOT World Congress in Sept 2nd-9th 2005, Turkey (Istanbul).

  • U K Debnath, R Khazim. Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the spine: Surgical management of three cases with review of literature. SICOT World Congress in Sept 2nd-9th 2005, Turkey (Istanbul).

  • D Makki, R Khazim, A Zaidan, K Ravi, T Toma. Facet joint disease, identified by SPECT,in a hospital-wide population. BASS / BCSS Combined Annual Meeting. Sheffield City Hall. 26-27 February 2009.

  • R Khazim, K Ravi, T Toma. Differences in clinical features between facet joint pain and other causes of low back pain. Oral presentation in the Special Poster Session at EuroSpine 2009 in Warsaw, Poland on Friday, October 23, 2009, 08:30 am.

  • K Laycock, K Gunganah , V J Moyes, G Alusi, R Khazim, D M Berney, W M Drake, K A Metcalfe.Suspected histiocytosis in the pituitary- how should we investigate?. Oral presentation in the Society for Endocrinology National Clinical Cases meeting in association with the RSM Section of Endocrinology & Diabetes. London, February 2012.

  • Dannawi Z, Zaidan, Reda AH, Khazim R. Delayed Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Leak following Spinal Surgery. BASS 2013, Norwich, UK, March 13-15, 2013

  • K Spacey, R Khazim and AH Reda. Posterior neck pain: A case of Histiocytosis. Presented at the 3rd Charite Spinal tumor meeting, Berlin, Germany, 31 May 2013

  • K Spacey, AH Reda, R Khazim and B Dasgupta. A case of SAPHO. Accepted for presentation in APLAR Rheumatology meeting, Bali, Indonesia, August 30, 2013