Associate Professor Brian Owler

Associate Professor
Medicine, Children's Hospital, Westmead

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Selected grants

2012

  • Understanding the mechanisms of development and treatment in hydrocephalus.; Owler B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Johnston, I., Owler, B., Pickard, J. (2007). The Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome: Pseudotumor Cerebri, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Benign Intracranial Hypertension and Related Conditions. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Morris, J., Owler, B., Hely, M., Fung, V. (2007). Hydrocephalus and Structural Lesions. In William Koller, Eldad Melamed (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology Volume 84: Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders Part II, (pp. 459-478). Elsevier.
  • Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M., Higgins, N., Owler, B., Momjian, S., Pena, A. (2005). Clinical Aspects of Disorders of the Choroid Plexus and the CSF Circulation. In Wei Zheng, Adam Chodobski (Eds.), The Blood-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier, (pp. 497-517). United States: CRC Press.

Journals

  • Malm, J., Graff-Radford, N., Ishikawa, M., Kristensen, B., Leinonen, V., Mori, E., Owler, B., Tulberg, M., Williams, M., Relkin, N. (2013). Influence of comorbidities in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus - research and clinical care. A report of the ISHCSF task force on comorbidities in INPH. Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, 10(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Chung, C., Owler, B., Dexter, M., Chaseling, R. (2013). Paediatric germ cell tumors of the central nervous system: Results and experience from a tertiary-referral paediatric institution in Australia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20(4), 514-519. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, C., Prelog, K., Owler, B. (2013). The role of venous sinus outflow obstruction in pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 11(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Pham, A., Fan, C., Owler, B. (2013). Treating pediatric hydrocephalus in Australia: A 3-year hospital-based cost analysis and comparison with other studies. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 11(4), 398-401. [More Information]
  • Wang, D., Nykanen, M., Yang, N., Winlaw, D., North, K., Verkman, A., Owler, B. (2011). Altered cellular localization of aquaporin-1 in experimental hydrocephalus in mice and reduced ventriculomegaly in aquaporin-1 deficiency. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 46(4), 318-324. [More Information]
  • Wang, D., Owler, B. (2011). Expression of AQP1 and AQP4 in Paediatric Brain Tumours. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 18(1), 122-127. [More Information]
  • Ahmed, R., Wilkinson, M., Parker, G., Thurtell, M., Macdonald, J., McCluskey, P., Allan, R., Dunne, V., Hanlon, M., Owler, B., et al (2011). Transverse Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Review of 52 Patients and of Model Predictions. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 32(8), 1408-1414. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Pitham, T., Wang, D. (2010). Aquaporins: relevance to cerebrospinal fluid physiology and therapeutic potential in hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Research, 7, 15. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Owler, B., Keong, N., Santarius, T., Baledent, O., Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M. (2010). Impact of duration of symptoms on CSF dynamics in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 123(6), 414-418. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Charlton, A., Arbuckle, S., Chaseling, R., Owler, B. (2010). Metachronous multifocal desmoid-type fibromatoses along the neuraxis with adenomatous polyposis syndrome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 6(4), 372-376. [More Information]
  • Scheithauer, B., Chaseling, R., Owler, B., Ng, T. (2010). Papillary tumour of the pineal region: cytological features and implications for intraoperative diagnosis. Pathology, 42(5), 474-479. [More Information]
  • Pickard, J., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Owler, B., Higgins, J. (2008). Coupling of sagittal sinus pressure and cerebrospinal fluid pressure in idiopathic intracranial hypertension - a preliminary report. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 102, 283-285.
  • Hansen, M., da Cruz, M., Owler, B. (2008). Endoscopic transnasal decompression for management of basilar invagination in osteogenesis imperfecta: Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 9(4), 354-357. [More Information]
  • Khong, P., Pitham, T., Owler, B. (2008). Isolated Neurolymphomatosis of the Cauda Equina and Filum Terminale: Case Report. Spine, 33(21), E807-E811. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Keong, N., Kim, D., Radolovich, D., Smielewski, P., Lavinio, A., Schmidt, E., Momjian, S., Owler, B., Pickard, J., et al (2008). Pulse amplitude of intracranial pressure waveform in hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 102(-), 137-140. [More Information]
  • DeVito, E., Salmond, C., Owler, B., Sahakian, B., Pickard, J. (2007). Caudate structural abnormalities in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 116(5), 328-332. [More Information]
  • Owler, B. (2007). Controversies in neurological surgery: neurovascular disease. edited by michael t. lawton, darryl gress and randall t. higashida. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(11), 1024. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, M., Czosnyka, Z., Keong, N., Lavinio, A., Smielewski, P., Momjian, S., Schmidt, E., Petrella, G., Owler, B., Pickard, J. (2007). Pulse pressure waveform in hydrocephalus: what it is and what it isn't. Neurosurgical Focus, 22(4), E2-1-E2-7. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Higgins, J., Péna, A., Carpenter, T., Pickard, J. (2006). Diffusion tensor imaging of benign intracranial hypertension: absence of cerebral oedema. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 20(2), 79-81. [More Information]
  • Warrier, S., Owler, B., Besser, M. (2006). Paraganglioma and paragangliomatosis of the cauda equina. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(11), 1033-1037. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Makeham, J., Shingde, M., Besser, M. (2005). Cerebellar liponeurocytoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 12(3), 326-329. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Owler, B., Momjian, S., Kasprowicz, M., Schmidt, E., Smielewski, P., Pickard, J. (2005). Clinical testing of CSF circulation in hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 95(-), 247-251. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Johnston, I., Besser, M., Pickard, J., Higgins, J. (2005). Cranial venous outflow obstruction and pseudotumor Cerebri syndrome. Advances and technical standards in neurosurgery, 30(1), 107-174. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Besser, M. (2005). Extradural hematoma causing venous sinus obstruction and pseudotumor cerebri syndrome. Child's Nervous System, 21(3), 262-264. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Pena, A., Momjian, S., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Harris, N., Smielewski, P., Fryer, T., Donvan, T., Carpenter, A., Pickard, J. (2004). Changes In Cerebral Blood Flow During Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Manipulation In Patients With Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Methodological Study. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 24(5), 579-587.
  • Higgins, N., Gillard, J., Owler, B., Harkness, K., Pickard, J. (2004). Mr Venography In Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Unappreciated And Misunderstood. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 75, 621-625.
  • Owler, B., Momjian, S., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Pena, A., Harris, N., Smielewski, P., Fryer, T., Donovan, T., Coles, J., et al (2004). Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus And Cerebral Blood Flow: A Pet Study Of Baseline Values. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 24(1), 17-23.
  • Momjian, S., Owler, B., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Pena, A., Pickard, J. (2004). Pattern Of White Matter Regional Cerebral Blood Flow And Autoregulation In Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Brain, 127, 965-972.
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Dunne, V., Grinnell, V., McDowell, D., Besser, M. (2004). Pseudotumor cerebri and venous sinus stenosis. Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
  • Owler, B., Halmagyi, G., Brennan, J., Besser, M. (2004). Syringomyelia With Chiari Malformation; 3 Unusual Cases With Implications For Pathogenesis. Acta Neurochirurgica, 146(10), 1137-1143. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Warrier, S., Besser, M. (2004). Traumatic Unilateral Deep Cerebral Venous Infarction. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 11(7), 767-770. [More Information]
  • Higgins, J., Cousins, C., Owler, B., Sarkies, N., Pickard, J. (2003). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: 12 Cases treated by venous sinus stenting. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(12), 1662-1666.
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Dunne, V., Grinnell, V., McDowell, D., Besser, M. (2003). Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome: venous sinus obstruction and its treatement with stent placement. Journal of Neurosurgery, 98(5), 1045-1055.
  • Owler, B., Allan, R., Parker, G., Besser, M. (2003). Pseudotumour cerebri, CSF rhinorrhoea and the role of venous sinus stenting in treatment. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 17(1), 79-83.
  • Owler, B., Jacobson, E., Johnston, I. (2001). Lateral recess cysts in two cases of isolated fourth ventricle. Child's Nervous System, 17, 363-365.
  • Owler, B., Jacobson, E., Johnston, I. (2001). Low pressure hydrocephalus: issues of diagnosis and treatment in five cases. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 15, 353-359.

Conferences

  • Hitos, K., Rogers, J., Ng, I., Lim, J., Cree, A., Kam, A., Owler, B., Dandie, G., Hsu, B., Dexter, M., New, C., Fletcher, J., et al (2012). Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in spinal surgery. 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA), Turin, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica.

2013

  • Malm, J., Graff-Radford, N., Ishikawa, M., Kristensen, B., Leinonen, V., Mori, E., Owler, B., Tulberg, M., Williams, M., Relkin, N. (2013). Influence of comorbidities in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus - research and clinical care. A report of the ISHCSF task force on comorbidities in INPH. Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, 10(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Chung, C., Owler, B., Dexter, M., Chaseling, R. (2013). Paediatric germ cell tumors of the central nervous system: Results and experience from a tertiary-referral paediatric institution in Australia. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 20(4), 514-519. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, C., Prelog, K., Owler, B. (2013). The role of venous sinus outflow obstruction in pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 11(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Pham, A., Fan, C., Owler, B. (2013). Treating pediatric hydrocephalus in Australia: A 3-year hospital-based cost analysis and comparison with other studies. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 11(4), 398-401. [More Information]

2012

  • Hitos, K., Rogers, J., Ng, I., Lim, J., Cree, A., Kam, A., Owler, B., Dandie, G., Hsu, B., Dexter, M., New, C., Fletcher, J., et al (2012). Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in spinal surgery. 25th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA), Turin, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica.

2011

  • Wang, D., Nykanen, M., Yang, N., Winlaw, D., North, K., Verkman, A., Owler, B. (2011). Altered cellular localization of aquaporin-1 in experimental hydrocephalus in mice and reduced ventriculomegaly in aquaporin-1 deficiency. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 46(4), 318-324. [More Information]
  • Wang, D., Owler, B. (2011). Expression of AQP1 and AQP4 in Paediatric Brain Tumours. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 18(1), 122-127. [More Information]
  • Ahmed, R., Wilkinson, M., Parker, G., Thurtell, M., Macdonald, J., McCluskey, P., Allan, R., Dunne, V., Hanlon, M., Owler, B., et al (2011). Transverse Sinus Stenting for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Review of 52 Patients and of Model Predictions. American Journal Of Neuroradiology, 32(8), 1408-1414. [More Information]

2010

  • Owler, B., Pitham, T., Wang, D. (2010). Aquaporins: relevance to cerebrospinal fluid physiology and therapeutic potential in hydrocephalus. Cerebrospinal Fluid Research, 7, 15. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Owler, B., Keong, N., Santarius, T., Baledent, O., Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M. (2010). Impact of duration of symptoms on CSF dynamics in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 123(6), 414-418. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Charlton, A., Arbuckle, S., Chaseling, R., Owler, B. (2010). Metachronous multifocal desmoid-type fibromatoses along the neuraxis with adenomatous polyposis syndrome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 6(4), 372-376. [More Information]
  • Scheithauer, B., Chaseling, R., Owler, B., Ng, T. (2010). Papillary tumour of the pineal region: cytological features and implications for intraoperative diagnosis. Pathology, 42(5), 474-479. [More Information]

2008

  • Pickard, J., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Owler, B., Higgins, J. (2008). Coupling of sagittal sinus pressure and cerebrospinal fluid pressure in idiopathic intracranial hypertension - a preliminary report. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 102, 283-285.
  • Hansen, M., da Cruz, M., Owler, B. (2008). Endoscopic transnasal decompression for management of basilar invagination in osteogenesis imperfecta: Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 9(4), 354-357. [More Information]
  • Khong, P., Pitham, T., Owler, B. (2008). Isolated Neurolymphomatosis of the Cauda Equina and Filum Terminale: Case Report. Spine, 33(21), E807-E811. [More Information]
  • Czosnyka, Z., Keong, N., Kim, D., Radolovich, D., Smielewski, P., Lavinio, A., Schmidt, E., Momjian, S., Owler, B., Pickard, J., et al (2008). Pulse amplitude of intracranial pressure waveform in hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 102(-), 137-140. [More Information]

2007

  • DeVito, E., Salmond, C., Owler, B., Sahakian, B., Pickard, J. (2007). Caudate structural abnormalities in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 116(5), 328-332. [More Information]
  • Owler, B. (2007). Controversies in neurological surgery: neurovascular disease. edited by michael t. lawton, darryl gress and randall t. higashida. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77(11), 1024. [More Information]
  • Morris, J., Owler, B., Hely, M., Fung, V. (2007). Hydrocephalus and Structural Lesions. In William Koller, Eldad Melamed (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology Volume 84: Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders Part II, (pp. 459-478). Elsevier.
  • Czosnyka, M., Czosnyka, Z., Keong, N., Lavinio, A., Smielewski, P., Momjian, S., Schmidt, E., Petrella, G., Owler, B., Pickard, J. (2007). Pulse pressure waveform in hydrocephalus: what it is and what it isn't. Neurosurgical Focus, 22(4), E2-1-E2-7. [More Information]
  • Johnston, I., Owler, B., Pickard, J. (2007). The Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome: Pseudotumor Cerebri, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Benign Intracranial Hypertension and Related Conditions. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

2006

  • Owler, B., Higgins, J., Péna, A., Carpenter, T., Pickard, J. (2006). Diffusion tensor imaging of benign intracranial hypertension: absence of cerebral oedema. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 20(2), 79-81. [More Information]
  • Warrier, S., Owler, B., Besser, M. (2006). Paraganglioma and paragangliomatosis of the cauda equina. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76(11), 1033-1037. [More Information]

2005

  • Owler, B., Makeham, J., Shingde, M., Besser, M. (2005). Cerebellar liponeurocytoma. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 12(3), 326-329. [More Information]
  • Pickard, J., Czosnyka, M., Higgins, N., Owler, B., Momjian, S., Pena, A. (2005). Clinical Aspects of Disorders of the Choroid Plexus and the CSF Circulation. In Wei Zheng, Adam Chodobski (Eds.), The Blood-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier, (pp. 497-517). United States: CRC Press.
  • Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Owler, B., Momjian, S., Kasprowicz, M., Schmidt, E., Smielewski, P., Pickard, J. (2005). Clinical testing of CSF circulation in hydrocephalus. Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum, 95(-), 247-251. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Johnston, I., Besser, M., Pickard, J., Higgins, J. (2005). Cranial venous outflow obstruction and pseudotumor Cerebri syndrome. Advances and technical standards in neurosurgery, 30(1), 107-174. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Besser, M. (2005). Extradural hematoma causing venous sinus obstruction and pseudotumor cerebri syndrome. Child's Nervous System, 21(3), 262-264. [More Information]

2004

  • Owler, B., Pena, A., Momjian, S., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Harris, N., Smielewski, P., Fryer, T., Donvan, T., Carpenter, A., Pickard, J. (2004). Changes In Cerebral Blood Flow During Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Manipulation In Patients With Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Methodological Study. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 24(5), 579-587.
  • Higgins, N., Gillard, J., Owler, B., Harkness, K., Pickard, J. (2004). Mr Venography In Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Unappreciated And Misunderstood. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 75, 621-625.
  • Owler, B., Momjian, S., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Pena, A., Harris, N., Smielewski, P., Fryer, T., Donovan, T., Coles, J., et al (2004). Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus And Cerebral Blood Flow: A Pet Study Of Baseline Values. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 24(1), 17-23.
  • Momjian, S., Owler, B., Czosnyka, Z., Czosnyka, M., Pena, A., Pickard, J. (2004). Pattern Of White Matter Regional Cerebral Blood Flow And Autoregulation In Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Brain, 127, 965-972.
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Dunne, V., Grinnell, V., McDowell, D., Besser, M. (2004). Pseudotumor cerebri and venous sinus stenosis. Year Book of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
  • Owler, B., Halmagyi, G., Brennan, J., Besser, M. (2004). Syringomyelia With Chiari Malformation; 3 Unusual Cases With Implications For Pathogenesis. Acta Neurochirurgica, 146(10), 1137-1143. [More Information]
  • Owler, B., Warrier, S., Besser, M. (2004). Traumatic Unilateral Deep Cerebral Venous Infarction. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 11(7), 767-770. [More Information]

2003

  • Higgins, J., Cousins, C., Owler, B., Sarkies, N., Pickard, J. (2003). Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: 12 Cases treated by venous sinus stenting. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(12), 1662-1666.
  • Owler, B., Parker, G., Halmagyi, G., Dunne, V., Grinnell, V., McDowell, D., Besser, M. (2003). Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome: venous sinus obstruction and its treatement with stent placement. Journal of Neurosurgery, 98(5), 1045-1055.
  • Owler, B., Allan, R., Parker, G., Besser, M. (2003). Pseudotumour cerebri, CSF rhinorrhoea and the role of venous sinus stenting in treatment. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 17(1), 79-83.

2001

  • Owler, B., Jacobson, E., Johnston, I. (2001). Lateral recess cysts in two cases of isolated fourth ventricle. Child's Nervous System, 17, 363-365.
  • Owler, B., Jacobson, E., Johnston, I. (2001). Low pressure hydrocephalus: issues of diagnosis and treatment in five cases. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 15, 353-359.

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