Publications and Presentations

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WTS President, Yolonda Colson, MD moderated the Thoracic Skills Session and General Thoracic Symposium at the AATS 90th Annual Meeting

Renata B. Baston, MD
Bastos RB, Graeber GM. Esophageal Injuries. Chest Surg Clin N Am 1997 May;7(2):357-371.

Topkara VK, Williams MR, Barili F, Bastos RB, Liu JF, Liberman EA, Russo MJ, Oz MC, Argenziano M. Radiofrequency and Microwave Energy Sources in Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Comparative Analysis. Heart Surgery Forum 2006;9(3):E614-E617.

Reshma Biniwale, MD
Biniwale RM, Weinstein S, Boulanger SC, Glick P. Chest Wall Deformities. eMedicine from WebMD.

Shanda L. Blackmon, MD
Blackmon SH, Shah N, Roth JA, Correa AM, Vaporciyan AA, Rice DC, Hofstetter W, Walsh GL, Benjamin R, Pollock R, Swisher SG, Mehran R. Resection of pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcomatous metastases is associated with long-term survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;88(3):877-84; discussion 884-5.

Blackmon SH, Rice DC, Correa AM, Mehran R, Putnam JB, Smythe WR, Walkes JC, Walsh GL, Moran C, Singh H, Vaporciyan AA, Reardon M. Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Mar;87(3):977-84. Review.

Margarita Camacho, MD
Baran, D.A., Zucker, M.J., Arroyo, L.H., Alwarshetty, M.M., Ramirez, M.R., Prendergast, T.W., Goldstein, D.J., Camacho, M., Gass, A.L., Carr, C., Cohen, M., Randomized Trial of Tacrolimus Monotherapy: Tacrolimus in Combination, Tacrolimus Alone Compared (the TICTAC Trial). J Heart Lung Transplant, 2007 Oct;26(10):992-7.

Monica Casiraghi, MD
Non-Hypoxic Ischemia: An Accurate Cell Culture Model of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Lung Transplantation. M. Casiraghi, A. Mendoza, J. Blackwell, L. Watson, J.R. Tatreau, M. Sevala, S.H. Randell, T.M. Egan;  ISHLT. San Francisco, CA, 25-29 April 2007.

Yolonda L. Colson, MD, PhD
Sanders, J.L., Colson, Y.L., Leveraging Primary Care in the Fight Against Lung Cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jan 3.

Taylor, K.N., Shinde-Patil, V.R., Cohick, E., Colson, Y.L., Induction of FoxP3+CD4+25+ Regulatory T Cells Following Hemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Role of Bone Marrow-Derived Facilitating Cells.  J Immunol, 2007 Aug 15;179(4):2153-62.

Colson, Y.L., Shinde-Patil, V.R., Ildstad, S.T., Facilitating Cells: Novel Promoters of Stem Cell Alloengraftment and Donor-Specific Transplantation Tolerance in the Absence of GVHD, Crit Rev Oncol Hematol, 2007 Jan;61(1):26-43. Epub 2006 Dec 5.

Jessica S. Donington, MD
Roy, M.S., Donington, J.S., Management of Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from a Surgical Perspective, Curr Treat Options Oncol, 2007 Feb;8(1):1-14.

Gallo, A.E., Donington, J.S., The Role of Surgery in the Treatment of Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Curr Oncol Rep, 2007 Jul;9(4):247-54.

Donington, J.S., Le, Q.T., Wakelee, H.A., Lung Cancer in Women: Exploring Sex Differences in Susceptibility, Biology, and Therapeutic Response, Clin Lung Cancer, 2006 Jul;8(1):22-9.

Mercedes K. Dullum, MD
M.K. Dullum, Confusion in revascularization: Are women different and why? Cardiol Rev. 2008 Jan-Feb;16(1):30-5.

Constance K. Haan, MD, MS
Shahian D, Edwards FH, Ferraris VA, Rich J, Haan CK, Delong ER, O’Brien SM, Norman SL, Dokholyan RS, Peterson ED. The Measurement of Adult Cardiac Surgery Quality. Part 1: Conceptual Framework and Measure Selection. Ann Thorac Surg 2007; 83(4Suppl):S3-12.

O’Brien SM, Shahian D, DeLong ER, Normand ST, Edwards F, Ferraris V, Haan C, Rich J, Shewan CM, Dokholyan RS, Anderson R, Peterson E. The Measurement of Adult Cardiac Surgery Quality, Part 2: Statistical Considerations in Composite Measure Scoring and Provider Rating. Ann Thorac Surg 2007; 83(4Suppl):S13-26.

Mosca L, Banka CL, Benjamin EJ, Berra K, Bushnell C, Dolor RJ, Ganiats TG, Gomes AS, Gornik HL, Gracia C, Gulati M, Haan CK, Judelson DR, Keenan N, Kelepouris E, Michos ED, Newby LK, Oparil S, Ouyang P, Oz M, Petitti D, Pinn VW, Redberg R, Scott R, Sherif K, Smith S Jr, Sopko G, Steinhorn RH, Stone NJ, Taubert K, Todd BA, Urbina E, Wenger K; Expert Panel/Writing Group. Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women: 2007 Update. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007; 49(11):1230-1250.

Mosca L, Banka CL, Benjamin EJ, Berra K, Bushnell C, Dolor RJ, Ganiats TG, Gomes AS, Gornik HL, Gracia C, Gulati M, Haan CK, Judelson DR, Keenan N, Kelepouris E, Michos ED, Newby LK, Oparil S, Ouyang P, Oz M, Petitti D, Pinn VW, Redberg R, Scott R, Sherif K, Smith S Jr, Sopko G, Steinhorn RH, Stone NJ, Taubert K, Todd BA, Urbina E, Wenger K; Expert Panel/Writing Group. Evidence-Based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women: 2007 Update. Circulation 2007; 115(11):1481-1501.  Epub Feb 19, 2007.

Ferraris VA, Ferraris SP, Saha SP, Hessel EA, II, Haan CK, Royston BD, Bridges CR, Higgins RSD, Despotis G, Brown, JR, Spiess BD, Shore-Lesserson L, Stafford-Smith M, Mazer CD, Bennett-Guerrero E, Hill SE, Body S.  Perioperative Blood Transfusion and Blood Conservation in Cardiac Surgery. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Practice Guideline Series. Ann Thorac Surg, 2007; 83(5Suppl):S27-86.  Review.

Haan CK, Milford-Beland S, O’Brien S, Mark D, Dullum M, Ferguson TB Jr, Peterson ED. Impact of Residency Status on Perfusion Times and Outcomes for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, 2007; 83:2103-2110.

Welke KF, Peterson ED, Vaughn-Sarrazin MS, O’Brien SM, Rosenthal GE, Shook GJ, Dokholyan RS, Haan CK, Ferguson TB.  A Comparison of Cardiac Surgery Volumes and Mortality Rates between the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Medicare Databases from 1993-2001. Accepted, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, June 2007.

Haan CK, Genuardi FJ. Clinical Care and the Chain of Command. Risk Rx, 2007; 4(8):1.

Haan CK. Issue on Medical Errors and Patient Safety: Guest Editorial. NE Florida Medicine, 2007; 58(3).

Presentation: The Art of Briefing and Debriefing for Humanitarian Missions
Platform presentation, 3rd Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland, May 24-26, 2007.

Presentation: System Assessment Methodology for the Clinician
Platform presentation, 3rd Global Forum on Humanitarian Medicine in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland, May 24-26, 2007.

Cynthia Herrington, MD
Whitson BA, Prekker ME, Herrington CS, Whelan TPM, Radosevich DM, Hertz MI, and Dahlberg PS. Primary Graft Dysfunction and Long-Term Pulmonary Function Following Lung Transplantation.  Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 26(10):1004-11, October 2007.

Prekker ME, Herrington CS, Hertz MI, Radosevich DM, Dahlberg PS. Early Trends in the PaO2/FIO2 Ratio Predict Outcome in Lung Transplant Recipients with Severe Primary Graft Dysfunction. Chest. 2007 Jun 5.

Kempainen RR, Savik K, Whelan TP, Dunitz JM, Herrington CS, Billings JL. High Prevalence of Proximal and Distal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Advanced COPD. Chest. 2007 Jun;131(6):1666-71.

Leslie Kohman, MD
Kohman LJ. Cancer and Leukemia Group B Surgery Committee. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Jun 1;12(11 Pt 2):3622s-7s. Review

Perry MC, Kohman LJ, Bonner JA, Gu L, Wang X, Vokes EE, Green MR. A Phase III Study of Surgical Resection and Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Chemotherapy with or without Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Resected Stage III Non-small-cell Lung Cancer: Cancer and Leukemia Group B 9734. Clin Lung Cancer. 2007 Jan;8(4):268-72.

Loewen GM, Watson D, Kohman L, Herndon JE 2nd, Shennib H, Kernstine K, Olak J, Mador MJ, Harpole D, Sugarbaker D, Green M; Cancer and Leukemia Group B. Preoperative Exercise Vo2 Measurement for Lung Resection Candidates: Results of Cancer and Leukemia Group B Protocol 9238. J Thorac Oncol. 2007 Jul;2(7):619-25

Lidia Libretti, MD
L. Libretti, P. Ciriaco, M. Casiraghi, G. Arrigoni, P. Zannini, Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in the Area of a Diagnosed Congenital Lung Cyst, Ann Thorac Surg, 2008;85:658-60.

L. Libretti, P. Ciriaco, A. Carretta, G. Melloni, A. Puglisi, M. Casiraghi, P. Zannini, Endobronchial migration of prosthetic patch after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan; 41(1): e65-7.

Karen M. McGinnis, MD
CTSNet New Horizons, January 2008: Change is Invigorating

Joann P. Starr, MD
Kalyanaraman, M., Costello, J.L., Starr, J.P., Use of Dexmedetomidine in Patients with Trisomy 21 After Cardiac Surgery, Pediatr Cardiol, 2007 Sep-Oct;28(5):396-9. Epub 2007 Jun 29.

Elizabeth Stephens, MD
Stephens EH, Timek TA, Daughters GT, Kuo JJ, Patton AM, Baggett LS, Ingels NB, Jr., Miller DC, Grande-Allen KJ. Significant Changes in Mitral Valve Leaflet Matrix Composition and Turnover with Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 2009;120:S112-119.

Stephens EH, De Jonge N, McNeill MP, Durst CA, Grande-Allen KJ. Age-Related Changes in Material Behavior of Porcine Mitral and Aortic Valves and Correlation to Matrix Composition. Tissue Engineering, in press.