Dirk Van Raemdonck

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospitals Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Non-heart-beating donors
    Dirk E M Van Raemdonck
    Thoracic Surgical Research Unit, Center for Experimental Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:309-21. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Machine perfusion in organ transplantation: a tool for ex-vivo graft conditioning with mesenchymal stem cells?
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Division of Experimental Thoracic Surgery, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 18:24-33. 2013
  3. pmc Gastro-tracheal fistula--unusual and life threatening complication after esophagectomy for cancer: a case report
    Jane E Nardella
    Department of Surgery, St Jean Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    J Cardiothorac Surg 4:69. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint [Surgical aspects of (cardio) pulmonary transplantation]
    D Van Raemdonck
    Département de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hôpital Universitaire de Leuven, Belgique
    Rev Mal Respir 22:785-95. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Thoracic organs: current preservation technology and future prospects; part 1: lung
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:150-5. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Lung donor selection and management
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 6:28-38. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Lung volume reduction for severe emphysema: do we need a scalpel or a scope?
    D Van Raemdonck
    Dept of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Respir Rev 19:242-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Survival after trimodality treatment for superior sulcus and central T4 non-small cell lung cancer
    Paul De Leyn
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals and Leuven Lung Cancer Group, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Oncol 4:62-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: a valuable alternative to open oesophagectomy for the treatment of early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinoma
    Philippe Nafteux
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1455-63; discussion 1463-4. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Quality indicators of surgery for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
    Toni Lerut
    Department of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Recent Results Cancer Res 182:127-42. 2010

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Non-heart-beating donors
    Dirk E M Van Raemdonck
    Thoracic Surgical Research Unit, Center for Experimental Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:309-21. 2004
    ..Techniques for NHBD lung preservation and pretransplant functional assessment are reviewed. Ethical issues involved in transplanting lungs from asystolic donors are discussed...
  2. doi request reprint Machine perfusion in organ transplantation: a tool for ex-vivo graft conditioning with mesenchymal stem cells?
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Division of Experimental Thoracic Surgery, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 18:24-33. 2013
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  3. pmc Gastro-tracheal fistula--unusual and life threatening complication after esophagectomy for cancer: a case report
    Jane E Nardella
    Department of Surgery, St Jean Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    J Cardiothorac Surg 4:69. 2009
    ..We report the successful surgical closure after failed endoscopic treatment, of a gastro-tracheal fistula following esophago-gastrectomy for cancer after induction chemo-radiotherapy...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Surgical aspects of (cardio) pulmonary transplantation]
    D Van Raemdonck
    Département de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hôpital Universitaire de Leuven, Belgique
    Rev Mal Respir 22:785-95. 2005
    ..In addition surgical techniques have evolved over time and have contributed to this increase in success rates...
  5. doi request reprint Thoracic organs: current preservation technology and future prospects; part 1: lung
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:150-5. 2010
    ..New ex-vivo techniques to assess and to condition lungs prior to transplantation are hoped to increase the number of available pulmonary grafts...
  6. doi request reprint Lung donor selection and management
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 6:28-38. 2009
    ..This article aims to update the current evidence from the literature to identify and select potential lung donors and to manage cadaveric donors to maximally increase the organ yield for lung transplantation...
  7. doi request reprint Lung volume reduction for severe emphysema: do we need a scalpel or a scope?
    D Van Raemdonck
    Dept of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Respir Rev 19:242-7. 2010
    ..Furthermore, it is hoped that endoscopic lung volume reduction techniques may help patients with homogeneous emphysema currently excluded by most teams for the resectional procedure...
  8. doi request reprint Survival after trimodality treatment for superior sulcus and central T4 non-small cell lung cancer
    Paul De Leyn
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals and Leuven Lung Cancer Group, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Oncol 4:62-8. 2009
    ..For sulcus superior tumors and central cT4 tumors, low resectability and poor long-term survival rates are obtained with single-modality treatment...
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive oesophagectomy: a valuable alternative to open oesophagectomy for the treatment of early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction carcinoma
    Philippe Nafteux
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1455-63; discussion 1463-4. 2011
    ..The aim was to conduct a comparative analysis of outcome after minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) versus open oesophagectomy (OO) for early oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ) carcinoma...
  10. doi request reprint Quality indicators of surgery for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
    Toni Lerut
    Department of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Recent Results Cancer Res 182:127-42. 2010
    ..Improvements in this wide spectrum of aspects is mandatory and will certainly be of great value to further improve both short and long term outcome after surgery for these complex cancers...
  11. doi request reprint Surgical multimodality treatment for baseline resectable stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer. Degree of mediastinal lymph node involvement and impact on survival
    Herbert Decaluwe
    Leuven Lung Cancer Group, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:433-9. 2009
    ..Analysis of single centre results and identification of prognostic factors of surgical combined modality treatment in pathological proven stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  12. doi request reprint The number of lung transplants can be safely doubled using extended criteria donors; a single-center review
    Caroline Meers
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Transpl Int 23:628-35. 2010
    ..1%) in our donor network is 10-20% higher than reported figures. The number of lung transplants in our center doubled by accepting extended criteria donors. This policy did not negatively influence our results after lung transplantation...
  13. doi request reprint Postoperative complications after transthoracic esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction are correlated with early cancer recurrence: role of systematic grading of complications using the modified Clavien classification
    Toni Lerut
    From the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Surg 250:798-807. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of postoperative complications after transthoracic esophagectomy, using the modified Clavien classification, on recurrence and on its timing in patients with cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for airway complications within the first year after lung transplantation
    Caroline van de Wauwer
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, UZ Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:703-10. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, airway anastomotic complications (AC) are still a potential cause of early morbidity and mortality. In this retrospective cohort study we looked at possible predictors of AC within the first year after LTx...
  15. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary treatment of advanced cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction: a European center's approach
    Toni Lerut
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 17:485-502, vii-viii. 2008
    ..Therefore, further efforts are needed to elaborate more precise algorithms for selecting candidates for induction therapy versus primary surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint Preemptive therapy with steroids but not macrolides improves gas exchange in caustic-injured donor lungs
    Caroline M Meers
    Laboratory for Experimental Thoracic Surgery, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Surg Res 170:e141-8. 2011
    ..Donor lungs are susceptible to aspiration in the period before and after brain death. We hypothesized that preemptive anti-inflammatory treatment may result in better graft performance as evaluated during ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)...
  17. doi request reprint Early outcome after lung transplantation from non-heart-beating donors is comparable to heart-beating donors
    Stéphanie De Vleeschauwer
    Laboratory of Pneumology, Kathoholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:380-7. 2009
    ..The use of non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) to overcome organ shortage is moving into the clinic. In 2007, 5 of 51 lung transplantations (LTx) in our center were performed with lungs from controlled NHBD...
  18. doi request reprint Outcome after esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus and GEJ in patients aged over 75 years
    Eveline Internullo
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:1096-104. 2008
    ..This study is a single institution retrospective analysis of outcome after esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus and GEJ in patients aged over 75 years...
  19. doi request reprint A porcine model to study ex vivo reconditioning of injured donor lungs
    Caroline M Meers
    Laboratory of Experimental Thoracic Surgery, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Surg Res 166:e175-85. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a porcine model of lung injury as a first step to study mechanisms to ameliorate the pretransplant graft quality during ex vivo perfusion...
  20. doi request reprint Survival after resection of synchronous bilateral lung cancer
    Paul De Leyn
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals and Leuven Lung Cancer Group, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:1215-22. 2008
    ..In this retrospective study, the survival after resection of synchronous bilateral lung cancer is evaluated...
  21. doi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy for cancer
    Georges Decker
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:13-20; discussion 20-1. 2009
    ..Oncological outcome of MIE remains largely unknown by lack of good quality data and selection bias. MIE remains an investigational and still evolving treatment for invasive cancer...
  22. doi request reprint Donor cause of brain death and related time intervals: does it affect outcome after lung transplantation?
    Shana Wauters
    Laboratory of Experimental Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:e68-76. 2011
    ..In addition, it is unknown whether the length of time interval from brain insult to brain death [BI-BD] and from brain death to cold preservation [BD-CP] has an impact on outcome...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antireflux surgery after congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair: a plea for a tailored approach
    Tom Verbelen
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:263-7; discussion 268. 2013
    ..We evaluated the incidence and associated factors of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the need for subsequent ARS in our CDH patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparative study of integrated positron emission tomography-computed tomography scan compared with remediastinoscopy in the assessment of residual mediastinal lymph node disease after induction chemotherapy for mediastinoscopy-proven stage II
    Paul De Leyn
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    J Clin Oncol 24:3333-9. 2006
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Characterisation of solitary pulmonary lesions combining visual perfusion and quantitative diffusion MR imaging
    Johan Coolen
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Radiol 24:531-41. 2014
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) sequences for defining benignity or malignancy of solitary pulmonary lesions (SPL)...
  26. doi request reprint Pulmonary infection defense after lung transplantation: does airway ischemia play a role?
    Geert M Verleden
    Lung Transplantation Unit and Laboratory, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:568-71. 2010
    ..This might compromise the ciliary function and the infection defense mechanisms of the airways...
  27. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Philippe Nafteux
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2008:mmcts.2007.002931. 2008
    ..The left and right pillars of the right diaphragmatic crus are approximated using interrupted sutures. A short (≪2 cm), floppy 360° fundoplication anchored to the esophagus is created. ..
  28. doi request reprint Zenker's diverticulum
    Toni Lerut
    University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2009:mmcts.2007.002881. 2009
    ..This procedure is performed via a limited left cervicotomy. Results are excellent to very good in 94% of the patients in our own experience. ..
  29. doi request reprint Donation after circulatory death: current status
    Arne Neyrinck
    Division of Anesthesiology and Algology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 26:382-90. 2013
    ..The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of current practice and to identify remaining questions related to ethical and medical issues that should be further addressed in the future...
  30. doi request reprint Malignant pleural disease: diagnosis by using diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging--initial experience
    Johan Coolen
    Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Radiology 263:884-92. 2012
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Gastric juice from patients "on" acid suppressive therapy can still provoke a significant inflammatory reaction by human bronchial epithelial cells
    Veerle Mertens
    Center for Gastroenterological Research, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:e230-5. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of GJ from patients with and without PPI treatment on production of IL-8 by human primary bronchial epithelial cells (PBEC)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in infants and children: analysis of 106 consecutive patients with special emphasis in neurologically impaired vs. neurologically normal patients
    Jan Mathei
    Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Surg Endosc 22:1054-9. 2008
    ..In this study we describe our 8-year experience with 106 consecutive laparoscopic Nissen fundoplications...
  33. doi request reprint Pulmonary metastasectomy: a survey of current practice amongst members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    Eveline Internullo
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Oncol 3:1257-66. 2008
    ..Currently, no randomized trials exist to guide thoracic surgeons in the field of pulmonary metastasectomy. This study investigates the current clinical practice among European Society of Thoracic Surgeon (ESTS) members...
  34. pmc Chronic rejection pathology after orthotopic lung transplantation in mice: the development of a murine BOS model and its drawbacks
    Stéphanie De Vleeschauwer
    Laboratory of Pneumology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e29802. 2012
    ..This model is an important step forward in the development of an ideal model for CR which will open new perspectives in unraveling CR pathogenesis and exploring new treatment options...
  35. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and therapy in advanced cancer of the esophagus and the gastroesophageal junction
    Toni Lerut
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 22:437-41. 2006
    ..The aim of this article is to discuss recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment with curative option of advanced cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction...
  36. ncbi request reprint The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons lung metastasectomy project
    Dirk Van Raemdonck
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Oncol 5:S127-9. 2010
    ..The second deals with specific cancer types in which pulmonary metastasectomy is more frequently performed. The third addresses the way forward to get better evidence for this practice...
  37. doi request reprint Tracheal allotransplantation after withdrawal of immunosuppressive therapy
    Pierre Delaere
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    N Engl J Med 362:138-45. 2010
    ..After withdrawal of immunosuppressive therapy, the tracheal allograft was moved to its correct anatomical position with an intact blood supply. No treatment-limiting adverse effects occurred...
  38. doi request reprint Fluoro-D-glucose-micro positron emission tomography as a diagnostic tool to confirm brain death in a murine donor lung injury model
    Shana Wauters
    Laboratory for Experimental Thoracic Surgery, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Surg Res 180:343-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to validate BD in mice using small-animal positron emission tomography...
  39. doi request reprint Noncutaneous head and neck cancer in solid organ transplant patients: single center experience
    Charlotte Nelissen
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium Electronic address
    Oral Oncol 50:263-8. 2014
    ..We investigated the incidence and survival of non-cutaneous head and neck cancer (HNC) after solid organ transplantation and identified prognostic factors impacting the outcome after treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint Bronchial valve treatment for pulmonary air leak after anatomical lung resection for cancer
    Christophe A Dooms
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven
    Eur Respir J 43:1142-8. 2014
    ..Intrabronchial valve treatment with the aid of a digital thoracic drainage system is an effective and safe therapy for patients with a prolonged pulmonary air leak after anatomical lung resection for cancer...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment strategies for pulmonary sequestration in childhood: resection, embolization, observation?
    Stephen C Brown
    Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Cardiol 67:629-34. 2012
    ..The ideal treatment strategy for pulmonary sequestration whether resection or embolization in childhood is not clearly defined. Our institution has no clear policy, therefore both therapies are performed...
  42. doi request reprint Video-assisted mediastinoscopic resection of a large symptomatic bronchogenic cyst
    Jan Lesaffer
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:1071-3. 2011
    ..We describe a case of a young female with a large symptomatic cyst located in the superior mediastinum. The cyst was completely removed through a video-assisted cervical mediastinoscopy...
  43. ncbi request reprint Thymic carcinoma: a cohort study of patients from the European society of thoracic surgeons database
    Enrico Ruffini
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Torino, Torino, Italy Section of Thoracic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy Department of Thoracic Surgery, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland Division of Thoracic Surgery, St Jame s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom Department of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Thoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York 3rd Department of Surgery, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic Department of thoracic surgery, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou and Hopital Laennec, Paris, France Department of Thoracic Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy Department of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and National Heart and Lung Division, Imperial College
    J Thorac Oncol 9:541-8. 2014
    ..Thymic carcinoma is a rare and aggressive thymic neoplasm. The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons developed a retrospective database collecting patients undergoing resection for thymic tumors from 1990 to 2010...
  44. pmc Characterization of proximal pulmonary arterial cells from chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension patients
    Rozenn Quarck
    Center for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Respiratory Disease Department, Katholieke Universiteit and Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Respir Res 13:27. 2012
    ..Our present objective was to characterize PASMC and PAEC from large arteries of CTEPH patients and investigate their potential involvement in vascular remodeling...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effect of switching from cyclosporine to tacrolimus on exhaled nitric oxide and pulmonary function in patients with chronic rejection after lung transplantation
    Geert M Verleden
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Heart Lung Transplant 22:908-13. 2003
    ..We report the concomitant stabilization of FEV(1) and decrease in eNO after changing from CyA to FK therapy in patients with chronic rejection after lung transplantation...
  46. doi request reprint Complicated parapneumonic effusion in Belgian children: increased occurrence before routine pneumococcal vaccine implementation
    Tine Van Ackere
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000, Leuven, Belgium
    Eur J Pediatr 168:51-8. 2009
    ..This increase is pronounced from 2003 onwards (late cohort) and, thus, occurred later than that reported in the UK and USA; several parameters point towards the occurrence of more serious disease in the late cohort patients...
  47. ncbi request reprint Differential changes in regional right ventricular function before and after a bilateral lung transplantation: an ultrasonic strain and strain rate study
    Virginija Dambrauskaite
    University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:432-6. 2003
    ..These indices were measured in a patient with severe right ventricular dysfunction as a result of primary pulmonary hypertension...