D L S Morales

Summary

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Repeat sternotomy in congenital heart surgery: no longer a risk factor
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:897-902; discussion 897-902. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Heterotaxy patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous return: improving surgical results
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1621-7; discussion 1627-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Over two decades of pediatric heart transplantation: how has survival changed?
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:632-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Pediatric mechanical circulatory support
    D L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Artif Organs 29:920-37. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Extubation in the operating room after Fontan's procedure: effect on practice and outcomes
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:576-81; discussion 581-2. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Interrupted aortic arch repair: aortic arch advancement without a patch minimizes arch reinterventions
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1577-83; discussion 1583-4. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Is resternotomy in cardiac surgery still a problem?
    David Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, 6621 Fannin St, MC WT 19345H, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:277-86. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Encouraging results for the Contegra conduit in the problematic right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:665-71. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Salvaging the failing Fontan: lateral tunnel versus extracardiac conduit
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1445-51; discussion 1451-2. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Use of ventricular assist devices in children across the United States: analysis of 7.5 million pediatric hospitalizations
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1313-8; discussion 1318-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Repeat sternotomy in congenital heart surgery: no longer a risk factor
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:897-902; discussion 897-902. 2008
    ..Current literature on RS suggests a risk of approximately 5% to 10% for major morbidity. We sought to establish the true risk of RS in a contemporary pediatric series...
  2. ncbi request reprint Heterotaxy patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous return: improving surgical results
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1621-7; discussion 1627-8. 2006
    ..The outcomes of heterotaxy patients at Texas Children's Hospital undergoing repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous return were examined and compared with those of nonheterotaxy patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint Over two decades of pediatric heart transplantation: how has survival changed?
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:632-9. 2007
    ..This study analyzes the 21-year experience with pediatric heart transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital to assess whether and how survival has changed over time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pediatric mechanical circulatory support
    D L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J Artif Organs 29:920-37. 2006
    ..This review describes the different aspects of pediatric MCS including indications, the features of the various VADs, and their current application in children worldwide...
  5. doi request reprint Extubation in the operating room after Fontan's procedure: effect on practice and outcomes
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:576-81; discussion 581-2. 2008
    ..In October 2002, this strategy was extended to extubating selective Fontan patients in the operating room (EOR). This retrospective study examines how EOR has affected outcomes and practice in our Fontan population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Interrupted aortic arch repair: aortic arch advancement without a patch minimizes arch reinterventions
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1577-83; discussion 1583-4. 2006
    ..The experience at Texas Children's Hospital with IAA repair using an aortic arch advancement technique without a patch was examined...
  7. doi request reprint Is resternotomy in cardiac surgery still a problem?
    David Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, 6621 Fannin St, MC WT 19345H, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:277-86. 2010
    ..We reviewed the relevant published literature in order to survey the morbidity and resource utilization associated with RS in cardiac reoperation and to identify key issues relevant for future studies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Encouraging results for the Contegra conduit in the problematic right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery connection
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:665-71. 2006
    ..This report evaluates the Contegra conduit, with focus on certain subpopulations in which conduits are known to perform poorly (ie, patients with previous homograft conduits and infants)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Salvaging the failing Fontan: lateral tunnel versus extracardiac conduit
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1445-51; discussion 1451-2. 2005
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  10. doi request reprint Use of ventricular assist devices in children across the United States: analysis of 7.5 million pediatric hospitalizations
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1313-8; discussion 1318-9. 2010
    ..The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP) Kids' Inpatients Database (KID) was analyzed to characterize the current utilization of VADs in children nationwide...
  11. doi request reprint Empowering a database with national long-term data about mortality: the use of national death registries
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:188-95. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Perimount bovine pericardial valve to restore pulmonary valve competence late after right ventricular outflow tract repair
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 2:115-20. 2007
    ..Texas Children's Hospital has recently used the Carpentier-Edwards Perimount RSR Pericardial Aortic Prosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif, USA) for this indication and reports the initial experience...
  13. doi request reprint Impact of antibodies against human leukocyte antigens on long-term outcome in pediatric heart transplant patients: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database
    Joseph W Rossano
    Department of Pediatrics, Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:694-9, 699.e1-2. 2010
    ..This study sought to determine the association of elevated anti-human leukocyte antibodies with long-term survival in pediatric heart transplant patients...
  14. doi request reprint Fenestration during Fontan palliation: now the exception instead of the rule
    Jorge D Salazar
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:129-36. 2010
    ..Our practice has evolved away from routine fenestration with increased extracardiac conduit use. We reviewed our experience with Fontan palliation and retrospectively assessed outcomes with decreased fenestration...
  15. doi request reprint Selective application of the pediatric Ross procedure minimizes autograft failure
    David L S Morales
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 3:404-10. 2008
    ..Therefore, Ross' operation in these patients has been avoided when possible at Texas Children's Hospital. Our objective was to report outcomes of Ross' operation when selectively employed in pediatric patients with aortic valve disease...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of body mass index on outcome in pediatric heart transplant patients
    Joseph W Rossano
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:718-23. 2007
    ..Obesity and cachexia are risk factors for adverse outcomes in adult transplant patients. However, little is known about the effects of body mass index (BMI) on outcomes in pediatric heart transplant patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mechanical circulatory support for the pediatric patient
    Kathleen E Carberry
    Center for Clinical and Outcomes Research, Congenital Heart Surgery Service, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 30:121-42. 2007
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  18. doi request reprint Corkscrew trachea: a novel type of congenital tracheal stenosis
    Roosevelt Bryant
    Department of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas 77309, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1923-5. 2009
    ..In this report, we describe the presentation and surgical management of a novel type of distal congenital tracheal stenosis referred to as "corkscrew" trachea...
  19. ncbi request reprint An alternative treatment strategy for pump thrombus in the DeBakey VAD Child: use of clopidogrel as a thrombolytic agent
    Matthew A Studer
    Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics Cardiology, Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital, 6621 Fannin, MC 19345 C, Houston 77030, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:857-61. 2006
    ..We report the use of clopidogrel as an alternative thrombolytic agent in the presence of pump thrombus in an adolescent patient with a DeBakey VAD Child heart pump...
  20. doi request reprint Initial clinical experience with the HeartMate II ventricular assist system in a pediatric institution
    William R Owens
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, TX 77030 2399, USA
    Artif Organs 34:600-3. 2010
    ..e., Jostra Rotoflow, Tandem Heart PTVA, Thoratec CentriMag, Berlin Heart EXCOR, etc.) that are now available to children...
  21. doi request reprint Two decades of pediatric lung transplant in the United States: have we improved?
    Farhan Zafar
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:828-32, 832.e1. 2011
    ..To observe if this same phenomenon exists in pediatric lung transplants, the United Network for Organ Sharing database was analyzed to evaluate and characterize how pediatric lung transplant survival has changed in the past 2 decades...
  22. doi request reprint Current expectations for surgical repair of isolated ventricular septal defects
    Brandi Braud Scully
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:544-9; discussion 550-1. 2010
    ..Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most commonly recognized congenital heart defect. With the development of device closure for intracardiac defects, we sought to evaluate current expectations for surgical closure of isolated VSD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of mechanical circulatory support in pediatric patients with acute cardiac graft rejection
    David L S Morales
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    ASAIO J 53:701-5. 2007
    ..Mechanical circulatory support can be applied in patients with acute cardiac graft rejection causing hemodynamic instability with acceptable weaning and discharge rates. Unfortunately, late survival for this cohort remains poor...
  24. doi request reprint Left main bronchus obstruction after patent ductus arteriosus ligation: an unusual complication
    L L Harris
    Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 76:1855-6. 2012
    ....
  25. pmc Two scimitar veins in an adult: repair through a right thoracotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass
    Simon Schwill
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 37:358-60. 2010
    ..We also comment on the importance of a patient's lung hypoplasia in the decision to repair the defect through a right thoracotomy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned from the first application of the DeBakey VAD Child: an intracorporeal ventricular assist device for children
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:331-7. 2005
    ..The risk-benefit of novel technologies in advanced heart failure and the lessons learned by our experience are important to consider in hopes that other centers (where this device is now available) may benefit...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hurricane Katrina: emergent interstate transport of an evacuee on biventricular assist device support
    William R Owens
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    ASAIO J 52:598-600. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Tetralogy of Fallot and hypoplastic aortic arch: a novel perspective
    David L S Morales
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1448-50. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Aortic atresia and type B interrupted aortic arch: diagnosis by physiologic cerebral monitoring
    Daniel J Dibardino
    Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1758-60. 2005
    ..We describe and discuss the anatomy, its translation into cerebral monitor findings, and how we modified our operative technique...
  30. ncbi request reprint Advanced thoracoscopic procedures are facilitated by computer-aided robotic technology
    Jeffrey A Morgan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:883-7; discussion 887. 2003
    ..Computer (robotic) enhancement has been used to facilitate simple thoracoscopic procedures such as internal mammary artery (IMA) mobilization. This report describes the use of robotic technology in advanced thoracoscopic procedures...
  31. ncbi request reprint A double-blind randomized trial: prophylactic vasopressin reduces hypotension after cardiopulmonary bypass
    David L S Morales
    Department of Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:926-30. 2003
    ..In patients receiving ACE inhibition, we investigated whether initiation of vasopressin before CPB would diminish post-CPB hypotension and catecholamine use by avoiding vasopressin deficiency...
  32. ncbi request reprint Restoration of renal function in shock by perfusion of the renal artery with venous blood: a counterintuitive approach
    David L S Morales
    Department of Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:1297-300. 2002
    ..We studied whether antegrade VB perfusion of the kidney via the renal artery would restore urine output (UO) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in hypoperfused ARF...