Nael Al-Sarraf

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Publications

  1. pmc Effect of Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation on Postoperative Outcome following Cardiac Surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Cardiol Res Pract 2012:272384. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical implication and prognostic significance of standardised uptake value of primary non-small cell lung cancer on positron emission tomography: analysis of 176 cases
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:892-7. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Lack of correlation between smoking status and early postoperative outcome following valve surgery
    N Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:449-55. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Short-term and long-term outcome in low body mass index patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:87-93. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Headscarf pin tracheobronchial aspiration: a distinct clinical entity
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:187-90. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Excision of a left atrial myxoma in the presence of a calcified ascending aorta: a surgical challenge
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:101-4. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Lower limb compartment syndrome following coronary artery bypass surgery: a rare entity
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Jabriah, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:131-3. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The risk of arrhythmias following coronary artery bypass surgery: do smokers have a paradox effect?
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:550-5. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Cross-clamp time is an independent predictor of mortality and morbidity in low- and high-risk cardiac patients
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Int J Surg 9:104-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The effect of preoperative renal dysfunction with or without dialysis on early postoperative outcome following cardiac surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Int J Surg 9:183-7. 2011

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  1. pmc Effect of Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation on Postoperative Outcome following Cardiac Surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Cardiol Res Pract 2012:272384. 2012
    ..6). Preoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients increases their risk of mortality and major complications following cardiac surgery. Surgical strategies such as Cox-Maze procedure may be beneficial in these patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Clinical implication and prognostic significance of standardised uptake value of primary non-small cell lung cancer on positron emission tomography: analysis of 176 cases
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:892-7. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the clinical implication and prognostic significance of maximum standardised uptake value (SUV(max)) of primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) staged by integrated PET-CT...
  3. doi request reprint Lack of correlation between smoking status and early postoperative outcome following valve surgery
    N Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:449-55. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the effect of smoking on early outcome following valve surgery...
  4. doi request reprint Short-term and long-term outcome in low body mass index patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:87-93. 2009
    ..We sought to assess the effect of low body mass index (BMI) on short- and long-term outcomes following cardiac surgery...
  5. ncbi request reprint Headscarf pin tracheobronchial aspiration: a distinct clinical entity
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:187-90. 2009
    ..Bronchoscopy is the treatment modality of choice and surgery is rarely required. Preventative educational strategies should be implemented to reduce such an avoidable risk...
  6. doi request reprint Excision of a left atrial myxoma in the presence of a calcified ascending aorta: a surgical challenge
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:101-4. 2010
    ..The use of this technique proved useful with no increased risk incurred to the patient...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lower limb compartment syndrome following coronary artery bypass surgery: a rare entity
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Jabriah, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:131-3. 2010
    ..Here we report a case of lower limb compartment syndrome that was diagnosed and treated promptly in a 53-year-old man, thereby preventing a potentially lethal outcome...
  8. doi request reprint The risk of arrhythmias following coronary artery bypass surgery: do smokers have a paradox effect?
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:550-5. 2010
    ..This paradox effect is lost in former smokers. This effect is possibly due to a lower state of hyper adrenergic stimulation observed in smokers than non-smokers following the stress of surgery...
  9. doi request reprint Cross-clamp time is an independent predictor of mortality and morbidity in low- and high-risk cardiac patients
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Int J Surg 9:104-9. 2011
    ..We sought to assess the effects of aortic cross-clamp time (XCL) on outcome following cardiac surgery in low- and high-risk patients...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of preoperative renal dysfunction with or without dialysis on early postoperative outcome following cardiac surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Int J Surg 9:183-7. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Short-term outcome of solitary kidney patients undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:e97-101. 2011
    ..The outcome of patients with solitary kidney undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery is unknown. We sought to assess the in-hospital mortality and complications in these patients compared with patients with normal renal function...
  12. doi request reprint Effect of smoking on short-term outcome of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:517-23. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the morbidity and in-hospital mortality of smokers and former smokers compared with nonsmokers undergoing CABG...
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors causing inaccurate staging of mediastinal nodal involvement in non-small cell lung cancer patients staged by positron emission tomography
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:350-3. 2007
    ..Vigilance of such factors may improve the accuracy of PET-CT in staging mediastinal lymph nodes. Histological confirmation should always be sought...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lymph node staging by means of positron emission tomography is less accurate in non-small cell lung cancer patients with enlarged lymph nodes: analysis of 1,145 lymph nodes
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Lung Cancer 60:62-8. 2008
    ..We sought to assess if PET-CT is uniformly accurate among enlarged and non-enlarged lymph nodes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography staging of pleural deposits following Monaldi's procedure: an accurate reflection or a false staging?
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:260-1. 2007
    ..We report a rare case where such false positive staging caused a dilemma in optimal management...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pattern and predictors of occult mediastinal lymph node involvement in non-small cell lung cancer patients with negative mediastinal uptake on positron emission tomography
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:104-9. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic chronic constrictive pericarditis secondary to calcified pericardial haematoma
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Intern Med 46:1113-5. 2007
    ..The ability to recognize such a rare occurrence is vital as surgery will often be curative...
  18. doi request reprint Mediastinal lymph node staging by means of positron emission tomography is less sensitive in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Clin Lung Cancer 9:39-43. 2008
    ..We sought to identify the impact of age on the sensitivity and specificity of integrated positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT; CT) on mediastinal lymph node staging of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  19. doi request reprint Primary carinal sarcoma causing airway obstruction
    N Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, James s Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:179-81. 2008
  20. pmc Successful thrombolysis of a thrombosed prosthetic mitral valve using a synthetic tissue plasminogen activator: a case report
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Jabriah, Kuwait
    J Med Case Reports 4:241. 2010
    ..However, the data on the use of tenecteplase (a synthetic tissue plasminogen activator) is limited...
  21. doi request reprint Regulation of EP receptors in non-small cell lung cancer by epigenetic modifications
    Steven G Gray
    Dept of Clinical Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Eur J Cancer 45:3087-97. 2009
    ..PGE(2) exerts its effects through the E prostanoid (EP) receptors (EPs1-4)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy post cardiac surgery in patients with preoperatively normal renal function
    Kishore Doddakula
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:314-8. 2007
    ..By identifying higher risk patients, early planned preventative measures should be readily available to both reduce the incidence of such a complication and improve utilisation of hospital resources...
  23. ncbi request reprint DOK4/IRS-5 expression is altered in clear cell renal cell carcinoma
    Nael Al-Sarraf
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Int J Cancer 121:992-8. 2007
    ..Studies on this gene has shown that it is regulated through chromatin remodeling in kidney cells...
  24. ncbi request reprint On-table endoscopy following laparoscopic fundoplication
    Narayanasamy Ravi
    University Department of Surgery, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:991-6. 2008
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  25. doi request reprint Complex bronchial ruptures successfully treated with primary reconstruction and limited lung resection
    Hassan Jamal-Eddine
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Deya, Kuwait
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:261-3. 2009
    ..Adequate diagnosis is missed initially in up to 68% of cases, particularly in the presence of other organ injuries. An early correct diagnosis and prompt surgical management are mandatory to prevent mortality and morbidity...
  26. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional regulation of IRS5/DOK4 expression in non-small-cell lung cancer cells
    Steven G Gray
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Clin Lung Cancer 9:367-74. 2008
    ..Finally, hypoxia was demonstrated to downregulate IRS5/DOK4 expression. This expression was restored by TSA. The clinical relevance of altered IRS5/DOK4 expression in NSCLC requires further evaluation...
  27. doi request reprint Pattern and presentation of blunt chest trauma among different age groups
    Moataz Hanafi
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Jabriah, Kuwait
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 19:48-51. 2011
    ..8%). Blunt thoracic injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. As the majority of such injuries are related to motor vehicle accidents, preventative strategies should be enforced...
  28. ncbi request reprint Graft repair of tracheo-innominate artery fistula following percutaneous tracheostomy
    Hassan Jamal-Eddine
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:654-5. 2008
    ..We present a successfully treated case of TIF using a Goretex graft to replace the severely destroyed segment of the innominate artery...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acid normalization and improved esophageal motility after Nissen fundoplication: equivalent outcomes in patients with normal and ineffective esophageal motility
    Narayanasamy Ravi
    University Department of Surgery, St James Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
    Am J Surg 190:445-50. 2005
    ..Our unit has performed total fundoplication for all patients, irrespective of esophageal motility, and this article describes that experience...