Faculty Publications

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is dedicated to the principles of vision, perseverance, and rigorous scientific investigation in its commitment to conducting well-conceived, cutting-edge research. The department generates dozens of peer-reviewed journal publications annually in its efforts to maintain its respected status among cardiothoracic research groups worldwide.

Publications Archive

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Featured Publications

The impact of tumor size on the association of the extent of lymph node resection and survival in clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

Gulack BC, Yang CJ, Speicher PJ, Meza JM, Gu L, Wang X, D'Amico TA, Hartwig MG, Berry MF.

Lung Cancer. 2015 Oct 14. pii: S0169-5002(15)30080-5. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2015.10.011. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 26519122 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


The Prevention and Management of Air Leaks Following Pulmonary Resection.

Burt BM, Shrager JB.

Thorac Surg Clin. 2015 Nov;25(4):411-9. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Sep 8. Review.

PMID: 26515941 [PubMed - in process]


A Crack in the Wall: Evolution of a Left Ventricular Apical Pseudoaneurysm.

Parikh RV, Ahmadi-Kashani M, Fleischmann D, Woo YJ, McConnell MV.

Can J Cardiol. 2015 Jul 17. pii: S0828-282X(15)00537-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.07.009. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

PMID: 26514751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Local Stent-Based Release of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 Limits Arterial In-Stent Restenosis.

Wang DS, Ganaha F, Kao EY, Lee J, Elkins CJ, Waugh JM, Dake MD.

J Lab Autom. 2015 Oct 13. pii: 2211068215611040. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 26464421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Bilayered vascular graft derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells with biomimetic structure and function.

Nakayama KH, Joshi PA, Lai ES, Gujar P, Joubert LM, Chen B, Huang NF.

Regen Med. 2015 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 26440211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Long-Term Outcomes of Inoperable Patients With Aortic Stenosis Randomly Assigned to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or Standard Therapy".

Kapadia SR, Tuzcu EM, Makkar RR, Svensson LG, Agarwal S, Kodali S, Fontana GP, Webb JG, Mack M, Thourani VH, Babaliaros VC, Herrmann HC, Szeto WY, Pichard A, Williams MR, Anderson WN, Akin JJ, Miller DC, Smith CR, Leon MB.

Circulation. 2015 Aug 11;132(6):e118-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.015363. No abstract available.

PMID: 26260504 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Surgical Repair of Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals With Absent Intrapericardial Pulmonary Arteries.

Carrillo SA, Mainwaring RD, Patrick WL, Bauser-Heaton HD, Peng L, Reddy VM, Hanley FL.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):606-14. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.110. Epub 2015 Jun 30.

PMID: 26138766 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Endobronchial valves in a highly parsed emphysema population.

Shrager JB.

Lancet. 2015 Sep 12;386(9998):1022-3. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60156-8. Epub 2015 Jun 23. No abstract available.

PMID: 26116486 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article


Prior Sternotomy and Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Do Not Adversely Impact Survival or Allograft Function After Heart Transplantation.

Gaffey AC, Phillips EC, Howard J, Hung G, Han J, Emery R, Goldberg L, Acker MA, Woo YJ, Atluri P.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):542-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.093. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

PMID: 26070597 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Dr. Olaf Reinhartz featured on cover of ASAIO

Hemodynamic monitoring of large animal chronic studies after median sternotomy: experiences with different telemetric physiological devices

Fujii Y, Pitsillides K, Ferro G, Kagawa H, Centola L, Kinouchi K, Zhu L, Ferrier WT, Talken L, Nasirov T, Riemer RK, Reinhartz O.

ASAIO J. 2015 May-Jun;61(3):332-8

Dr. Michael Fischbein featured on cover of ATVB

Enhanced caspase activity contributes to aortic wall remodeling and early aneurysm development in a murine model of Marfan syndrome.

Emrich FC, Okamura H, Dalal AR, Penov K, Merk DR, Raaz U, Hennigs JK, Chin JT, Miller MO, Pedroza AJ, Craig JK, Koyano TK, Blankenberg FG, Connolly AJ, Mohr FW, Alvira CM, Rabinovitch M, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jan;35(1):146-54.