Robert J McKenna

Summary

Affiliation: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Wedge resection and brachytherapy for lung cancer in patients with poor pulmonary function
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S733-6. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Complications and learning curves for video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy
    Robert J McKenna
    Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third, Suite 975W, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:275-80. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint New approaches to the minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Center for Chest Diseases, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:282-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of primary lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Semin Oncol 34:250-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint New approaches to the minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Cancer J 11:73-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: experience with 1,100 cases
    Robert J McKenna
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:421-5; discussion 425-6. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Endobronchial valves for the treatment of emphysema
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:285-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Fast-tracking after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1663-7; discussion 1667-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Complications after lung volume reduction surgery
    Robert J McKenna
    Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third, Suite 975W, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 13:701-8. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery sleeve lobectomy: a case series
    Ali Mahtabifard
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S729-32. 2008

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Wedge resection and brachytherapy for lung cancer in patients with poor pulmonary function
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S733-6. 2008
    ..We present our technique of sublobar resection combined with afterload catheters for high-dose-rate brachytherapy for patient benefit with minimal risk to others...
  2. doi request reprint Complications and learning curves for video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy
    Robert J McKenna
    Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third, Suite 975W, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:275-80. 2008
    ..Studies have now shown that standard complete cancer operations performed via VATS offer patients a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery without compromising the cure rate for an operation performed via a thoracotomy...
  3. ncbi request reprint New approaches to the minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Center for Chest Diseases, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:282-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this review is to identify the current uses for minimally invasive procedures in thoracic surgery and to present the current data regarding these procedures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of primary lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Semin Oncol 34:250-5. 2007
    ..This advance is allowing patients an earlier recovery from major pulmonary surgery...
  5. ncbi request reprint New approaches to the minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Cancer J 11:73-6. 2005
    ..Although some controversies remain regarding the safety, morbidity, and mortality of that procedure, the procedure is clearly gaining momentum. The purpose of this paper is to review the current literature about the procedure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: experience with 1,100 cases
    Robert J McKenna
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:421-5; discussion 425-6. 2006
    ..This series is reviewed to assess these issues...
  7. doi request reprint Endobronchial valves for the treatment of emphysema
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:285-9. 2008
    ..So far, the results are encouraging, though not as significant as LVRS. For homogeneous emphysema, airway bypass stents seem to be effective. This article reviews the results for the current procedures under investigation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Fast-tracking after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy
    Robert J McKenna
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1663-7; discussion 1667-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of our study was to see whether a fast-tracking protocol provided a short length of stay without compromising morbidity and mortality or leading to readmission to the hospital...
  9. ncbi request reprint Complications after lung volume reduction surgery
    Robert J McKenna
    Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third, Suite 975W, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 13:701-8. 2003
    ..Patient selection, postoperative care, and an understanding of the potential complications are the keys to successful LVRS...
  10. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery sleeve lobectomy: a case series
    Ali Mahtabifard
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S729-32. 2008
    ..This article reports a large experience of VATS sleeve lobectomy...
  11. doi request reprint Evidence-based pathology and the pathologic evaluation of thymomas: transcapsular invasion is not a significant prognostic feature
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:926-30. 2008
    ..Evidence-based pathology promotes the use of systematic reviews of literature and meta-analysis of data to synthesize the results of multiple publications...
  12. doi request reprint What can we learn from the errors in the frozen section diagnosis of pulmonary carcinoid tumors? An evidence-based approach
    Ruta Gupta
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 40:1-9. 2009
    ..The value of evidence-based pathology and Bayesian statistics to evaluate complex differential diagnoses in pathology is discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for stage I lung cancer
    Ali Mahtabifard
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8635 West Third Street, Suite 975W, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:223-31. 2007
    ..These results are obtained without sacrificing the oncologic principles of thoracic surgery, and, in fact, the evidence in the literature is mounting that VATS may offer reduced rates of complications and better survival...
  14. doi request reprint The presence of isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in the intrathoracic lymph nodes of patients with lung cancer is not associated with decreased survival
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hum Pathol 41:1536-43. 2010
    ..There is no data demonstrating survival benefits for patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy because of the presence of small nodal metastases...
  15. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery upper lobe trisegmentectomy for early-stage left apical lung cancer
    Ward V Houck
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1858-60. 2004
    ..A VATS apical trisegmentectomy seems to be a feasible and reasonable treatment for small stage I lung cancers at the apex of the left upper lobe...
  16. ncbi request reprint Frozen section diagnoses of small pulmonary nodules: accuracy and clinical implications
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1755-9. 2004
    ..The frozen section diagnosis of pulmonary nodules can be difficult, as inflammatory and fibrotic lesions can be confused for malignancy, creating intraoperative dilemmas for pathologists and thoracic surgeons...
  17. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic trisegmentectomy and left upper lobectomy provide equivalent survivals for stage IA and IB lung cancer
    Harmik J Soukiasian
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S23-6. 2012
    ..We compared the survival for lung cancers treated with VATS segmentectomy versus VATS lobectomy...
  18. ncbi request reprint The prognostic significance of intranodal isolated tumor cells and micrometastases in patients with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:551-7. 2003
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  19. doi request reprint Thymic epithelial neoplasms: a review of current concepts using an evidence-based pathology approach
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 22:543-62. 2008
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  20. ncbi request reprint Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome with placental transmogrification of the lung: a case report and review of the literature
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:686-9. 2005
    ..Here, we review the pathology of Swyer-James (MacLeod) syndrome and the possible pathogenesis of villous-like changes in the lung tissues...
  21. ncbi request reprint CYR61: a new measure of lung cancer outcome
    Akio Mori
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
    Cancer Invest 25:738-41. 2007
    ..05). Taken together, Cyr61 appears to guard against metastatic disease because low expression is associated with more advanced disease; and therefore, expression levels of Cyr61 correlate with the prognosis of lung cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Do cancer cells selectively mutate HFE to increase their intracellular iron?
    Claudia I Muller
    Division of Hematology Oncology, Davis 5065, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Oncol Rep 14:299-303. 2005
    ..Five cell lines had a heterozygous mutation of HFE, none had a homozygous HFE mutation in the coding region. In summary, our experiments suggest that HFE mutations are not associated with a growth advantage for cancer cells...
  23. ncbi request reprint Troubleshooting video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy
    Todd L Demmy
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1744-52; discussion 1753. 2005
    ..While these are useful in teaching basic principles, it is more difficult to promulgate the numerous advanced techniques or technical "tricks" that deal with anatomical variations or pathologic changes in the lung tissue...
  24. ncbi request reprint Short-term influences of lung volume reduction surgery on the diaphragm in emphysematous hamsters
    Michael I Lewis
    Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170:753-9. 2004
    ..Acute fiber stretch predisposes to muscle fiber injury and may also be a necessary mechanotransductive stimulus for fiber remodeling as the diaphragm adapts to reduced lung volume...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based pathology and the pathologic evaluation of thymomas: the World Health Organization classification can be simplified into only 3 categories other than thymic carcinoma
    Alberto M Marchevsky
    Department of Pathology Laboratory Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Cancer 112:2780-8. 2008
    ..Evidence-based pathology promotes the use of systematic reviews and analysis of data with meta-analysis rather than subjective reviews of the literature...
  26. ncbi request reprint Malignant monotypic epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the retroperitoneum
    Sean K Lau
    Division of Pathology, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA
    Int J Surg Pathol 11:223-8. 2003
    ..This case represents, to our knowledge, the first description of metastatic disease occurring in an EAML of this particular site...
  27. pmc Lung volume reduction surgery: technique, operative mortality, and morbidity
    Malcolm M Decamp
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:442-6. 2008
    ..This article reviews the evolution of current LVRS practice with a particular emphasis on technical aspects of the operation, including the predictors and consequences of its most common complications...
  28. pmc The evaluation and preparation of the patient for lung volume reduction surgery
    Malcolm M Decamp
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:427-31. 2008
    ..Optimal candidates have upper-lobe-predominant emphysema and acceptable operative risks...
  29. pmc Physiologic basis for improved pulmonary function after lung volume reduction
    Henry E Fessler
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Proc Am Thorac Soc 5:416-20. 2008
    ..Understanding of the mechanisms of improved function after LVRS can help select patients more likely to benefit from this approach...
  30. doi request reprint Photodynamic therapy followed by thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy for locally advanced lung cancer
    Daniel T DeArmond
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:e24-6. 2008
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  31. ncbi request reprint Predictors of operative mortality and cardiopulmonary morbidity in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial
    Keith S Naunheim
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:43-53. 2006
    ..We sought to identify predictors of operative mortality, pulmonary morbidity, and cardiovascular morbidity after lung volume reduction surgery...
  32. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of median sternotomy versus video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung volume reduction surgery
    Robert J McKenna
    NETT Coordinating Center, 615 N Wolfe St, Room 5010, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1350-60. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: report of CALGB 39802--a prospective, multi-institution feasibility study
    Scott J Swanson
    Surgery Committee of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B CALGB, Statistics Office of CALGB, and Respiratory Committee of CALGB, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:4993-7. 2007
    ..To evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for small lung cancers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Patient and surgical factors influencing air leak after lung volume reduction surgery: lessons learned from the National Emphysema Treatment Trial
    Malcolm M Decamp
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:197-206; discussion 206-7. 2006
    ..We sought to identify risk factors for air leak and its duration and to estimate its medical consequences for selecting optimal perioperative technique(s), such as buttressing technique, to preempt or treat post-LVRS air leak...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of in vitro extreme chemotherapy resistance in resected nonsmall-cell lung cancer
    Thomas A d'Amato
    Presbyterian Shadyside, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:440-6; discussion 446-7. 2006
    ..This study describes the prevalence of in vitro chemotherapy resistance in NSCLC patient tumor cultures...
  36. ncbi request reprint A multicenter trial of an intrabronchial valve for treatment of severe emphysema
    Douglas E Wood
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98195 6310, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:65-73. 2007
    ..The Intrabronchial Valve is used to block bronchial airflow in the most emphysematous areas of lung...
  37. ncbi request reprint Innovative approaches to lung volume reduction for emphysema
    Matt Brenner
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Beckman Laser Institute, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 92868, USA
    Chest 126:238-48. 2004
    ..Extensive research in the near future will help to determine the potential clinical applicability of these new approaches to the treatment of emphysema symptoms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized study evaluating a biodegradable polymeric sealant for sealing intraoperative air leaks that occur during pulmonary resection
    Mark S Allen
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1792-801. 2004
    ..To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new biodegradable polymeric sealant to close intraoperative air leaks after pulmonary resection...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lung volume reduction surgery update
    Arthur F Gelb
    Chest 123:975-7. 2003