Thomas W Rice

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of clinically determined depth of tumor invasion in the treatment of esophageal carcinoma
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1091-102. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Esophageal nightmare: cancer recurrence after definitive chemoradiation. Is salvage esophagectomy possible?
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 25:83-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Esophageal cancer staging: past, present, and future
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA Electronic address
    Thorac Surg Clin 23:461-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Management of Barrett esophagus with high-grade dysplasia
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:101-7, vii. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Use of sealants and buttressing material in pulmonary surgery: an evidence-based approach
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:377-89. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Benefit of postoperative adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locoregionally advanced esophageal carcinoma
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Departmentof Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1590-6. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Radical resections for T4 lung cancer
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:573-87. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resection
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:529-39. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Anastomotic stricture complicating esophagectomy
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:63-73. 2006
  10. doi request reprint The esophageal wall
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, East 100 Street, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:299-305, x. 2011

Detail Information

Publications99

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of clinically determined depth of tumor invasion in the treatment of esophageal carcinoma
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1091-102. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical staging of depth of tumor invasion (cT), the relationship of cT to survival, the benefits of downstaging cT, and the role of cT in treatment decisions...
  2. ncbi request reprint Esophageal nightmare: cancer recurrence after definitive chemoradiation. Is salvage esophagectomy possible?
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Electronic address
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 25:83-6. 2013
    ..Most deaths are secondary to cancer or salvage esophagectomy. R1 and R2 resections are to be avoided. Better multimodality treatment planning would eliminate the “nightmare” of salvage esophagectomy...
  3. doi request reprint Esophageal cancer staging: past, present, and future
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA Electronic address
    Thorac Surg Clin 23:461-9. 2013
    ..Machine-learning analysis of worldwide data addressed these shortcomings in the 7th edition. The 8th edition considers 6 problems in attempting to advance esophageal cancer staging...
  4. doi request reprint Management of Barrett esophagus with high-grade dysplasia
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:101-7, vii. 2012
    ..Esophagectomy is reserved for treatment failures and for high-grade dysplasia not amenable to less aggressive therapies. This article outlines the data supporting current management strategies...
  5. doi request reprint Use of sealants and buttressing material in pulmonary surgery: an evidence-based approach
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue Desk J4 1, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:377-89. 2010
    ..An evidence-based analysis of the current literature does not support routine use, prophylactically or for air leaks present at operation, of sealants or buttressing material in pulmonary surgery...
  6. ncbi request reprint Benefit of postoperative adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locoregionally advanced esophageal carcinoma
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Departmentof Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1590-6. 2003
    ..We sought to determine whether chemoradiotherapy after esophagectomy improves survival...
  7. ncbi request reprint Radical resections for T4 lung cancer
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:573-87. 2002
    ..It is debatable that the definition of T4 should include these entities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resection
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:529-39. 2002
    ..The management of persistent air leaks may require provocative chest tube clamping and permissive chest tube removal or patient discharge from the hospital with a chest tube and a Heimlich valve...
  9. ncbi request reprint Anastomotic stricture complicating esophagectomy
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:63-73. 2006
    ..Treatment requires diagnosis and exclusion of recurrent cancer and other causes of stricture. Dilation is safe, but diligence with repeated sessions is necessary to restore swallowing. Reoperation is rarely required...
  10. doi request reprint The esophageal wall
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, East 100 Street, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 21:299-305, x. 2011
    ..However, constant along this path is an intricate mural structure. An understanding of the esophageal wall, its blood supply, lymphatic drainage, and innervation is essential for successful esophageal surgery...
  11. ncbi request reprint Refining esophageal cancer staging
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1103-13. 2003
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess current esophageal cancer staging and to determine whether refinements of classification and stage grouping are necessary...
  12. doi request reprint Fate of the esophagogastric anastomosis
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:875-80, 880.e1. 2011
    ..The study objective was to evaluate histopathology of the esophagogastric anastomosis after esophagectomy, determine time trends of histologic changes, and identify factors influencing those findings...
  13. ncbi request reprint Brain metastases from esophageal cancer: a phenomenon of adjuvant therapy?
    Thomas W Rice
    The Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:2042-9, 2049.e1-2. 2006
    ..Therefore, we determined (1) incidence and prevalence of, risk factors for, and survival after development of brain metastases following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, and (2) their association with adjuvant therapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint T2N0M0 esophageal cancer
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:317-24. 2007
    ..The study objective was to develop a treatment algorithm for cT2N0M0 esophageal cancer by determining (1) errors in clinical staging and (2) consequences of overtreatment and undertreatment of incorrectly clinically staged patients...
  15. doi request reprint Esophagectomy for clinical high-grade dysplasia
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:113-9. 2011
    ..This evaluation of esophagectomy for clinically diagnosed HGD (cHGD) serves as a reference point for future therapies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction: data-driven staging for the seventh edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer/International Union Against Cancer Cancer Staging Manuals
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cancer 116:3763-73. 2010
    ..At the request of the AJCC, worldwide data from 3 continents were assembled to develop data-driven, harmonized esophageal staging for the seventh edition of the AJCC/UICC cancer staging manuals...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical staging of esophageal carcinoma. CT, EUS, and PET
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 10:471-85. 2000
    ..When possible, FDG-PET should be added to CT to improve the evaluation of non-nodal M1b disease. Results of these studies should determine the necessity for invasive staging techniques and direct their use...
  18. ncbi request reprint N1 esophageal carcinoma: the importance of staging and downstaging
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 121:454-64. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effects of clinical staging and downstaging by induction chemoradiation therapy in patients with N1 esophageal carcinoma...
  19. ncbi request reprint A physiologic clinical study of achalasia: should Dor fundoplication be added to Heller myotomy?
    Thomas W Rice
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1593-600. 2005
    ..Therefore, we objectively studied the physiologic effects of adding Dor fundoplication to Heller myotomy...
  20. doi request reprint Worldwide esophageal cancer collaboration
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and CardiovascularSurgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Dis Esophagus 22:1-8. 2009
    ..Thus, it forms the basis for data-driven esophageal cancer staging. More centers are needed and encouraged to join WECC...
  21. ncbi request reprint Superficial adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:1077-90. 2001
    ..Experience with treatment and outcome of superficial adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of surgical management and identify predictors of survival...
  22. doi request reprint Surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, 9500 Euclid Avenue, NA21, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Gastroenterol Clin North Am 37:901-19, x. 2008
    ..Care must be taken when prescribing surgery for GERD, and it is best that an experienced surgeon at a specialty center participate in the patient's lifelong care...
  23. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus: pathologic considerations and implications for treatment
    Thomas W Rice
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 17:292-300. 2005
    ..Treatment will not cause clinically significant regression of BE or prevent progression to cancer. Cancer development following successful antireflux surgery is uncommon...
  24. ncbi request reprint A phase II study of perioperative concurrent chemotherapy, gefitinib, and hyperfractionated radiation followed by maintenance gefitinib in locoregionally advanced esophagus and gastroesophageal junction cancer
    Cristina P Rodriguez
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 5:229-35. 2010
    ..This phase II study added gefitinib (G) to our previously tested CCRT regimen in an effort to improve these outcomes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Induction chemoradiotherapy increases pleural and pericardial complications after esophagectomy for cancer
    Sudish C Murthy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:395-403. 2009
    ..This study focuses on postesophagectomy benign pleural and pericardial complications to determine their prevalence, temporal pattern, and treatment, and their association with induction chemoradiotherapy and influence on survival...
  26. ncbi request reprint A phase II trial of accelerated multimodality therapy for locoregionally advanced cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction: the impact of clinical heterogeneity
    David J Adelstein
    The Taussig Cancer Center and the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 30:172-80. 2007
    ..A split course of pre- and postoperative hyperfractionated radiation therapy and concurrent chemotherapy was used in an effort to limit perioperative mortality...
  27. doi request reprint Mature results from a phase II trial of postoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy for poor prognosis cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
    David J Adelstein
    Department of Solid Tumor Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:1264-9. 2009
    ..Mature results are presented from a phase II trial of postoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy in patients with poor-prognosis cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction after primary surgical resection...
  28. ncbi request reprint Value of accelerated multimodality therapy in stage IIIA and IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
    Malcolm M Decamp
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:17-27. 2003
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Intramucosal esophageal adenocarcinoma: primum non nocere
    Zhigang Li
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:1519-24, 1524.e1-3. 2013
    ..Less-invasive therapies have emerged, necessitating review of safety, effectiveness, and determinants of long-term outcome after esophagectomy to clarify the role of this traditional, maximally invasive, and potentially harmful therapy...
  30. doi request reprint Utility of positron emission tomography compared with mediastinoscopy for delineating involved lymph nodes in stage III lung cancer: insights for radiotherapy planning from a surgical cohort
    Gregory M M Videtic
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:702-6. 2008
    ..We used the results of mediastinoscopy from a Stage III NSCLC cohort to assess the reliability of positron emission tomography (PET) scans at identifying involved mediastinal lymph nodes (MLN) when used during radiotherapy planning...
  31. ncbi request reprint Stage III non-small cell lung cancer and metachronous brain metastases
    Nader Moazami
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:113-22. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The long-term efficacy of pneumatic dilatation and Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia
    Marcelo F Vela
    Department of Gastroenterology, Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleaveland, Ohio, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:580-7. 2006
    ..This study compares long-term outcome of PD (single dilatation and graded approach) and laparoscopic HM and identifies risk factors for treatment failure...
  33. doi request reprint Prediction of adenocarcinoma in esophagectomy specimens based upon analysis of preresection biopsies of Barrett esophagus with at least high-grade dysplasia: a comparison of 2 systems
    Deepa T Patil
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 36:134-41. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the CC and UM systems show excellent agreement and define histologic categories that can improve prediction of adenocarcinoma on resection...
  34. ncbi request reprint Is FDG-PET indicated for superficial esophageal cancer?
    Sherard G Little
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:791-6. 2007
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Winning the battle, losing the war: the noncurative "curative" resection for stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung
    Sudish C Murthy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1067-74. 2010
    ..Therefore, this study characterizes cancer recurrence and its risks, assesses survival after recurrence, and contextualizes overall survival and its risks...
  36. ncbi request reprint Predicting systemic disease in patients with esophageal cancer after esophagectomy: a multinational study on the significance of the number of involved lymph nodes
    Christian G Peyre
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg 248:979-85. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the risk of systemic disease after esophagectomy can be predicted by the number of involved lymph nodes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Gender, race, and survival: a study in non-small-cell lung cancer brain metastases patients utilizing the radiation therapy oncology group recursive partitioning analysis classification
    Gregory M M Videtic
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 75:1141-7. 2009
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Esophageal submucosa: the watershed for esophageal cancer
    Siva Raja
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1403-11.e1. 2011
    ..Therefore, we characterized submucosal cancers according to depth of invasion and identified those with high likelihood of lymph node metastases and poor survival...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy on pulmonary function and postoperative acute respiratory complications in esophageal cancer
    Rony M Abou-Jawde
    Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Taussig Cancer Center, R35, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Chest 128:250-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT) on pulmonary function and postoperative acute respiratory complications (PARCs)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound errors in esophageal cancer
    Gregory Zuccaro
    Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:601-6. 2005
    ..Fewer data exist on EUS errors in a cohort balanced between early and advanced disease...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with improved survival in patients with brain metastases from esophageal cancer: a retrospective review
    Deepak Khuntia
    Brain Tumor Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 2:267-72. 2003
    ..We recommend esophageal cancer patients with BrM be enrolled in clinical trials to better delineate the role of treatment and potentially improve results...
  42. doi request reprint A phase II trial of gefitinib for recurrent or metastatic cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction
    David J Adelstein
    Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Invest New Drugs 30:1684-9. 2012
    ..We report results from a phase II trial in this population using gefitinib, an oral epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor...
  43. doi request reprint Closure of a large tracheoesophageal fistula using AlloDerm
    Jang Wen Su
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:706-7. 2008
  44. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two stereotactic body radiation fractionation schedules for medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer: the Cleveland Clinic experience
    Kevin L Stephans
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:976-82. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of fractionation upon tumor control and toxicity in medically inoperable early stage lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy...
  45. ncbi request reprint Acellular dermal matrix closure of catastrophic bronchopleural fistula
    Karl G Reyes
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:601-3. 2010
    ..We present a case of a catastrophic bronchopleural fistula that was successfully closed using an Alloderm patch (LifeCell Corp, Branchburg, NJ) in the acute setting...
  46. ncbi request reprint Combined bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy, and thoracotomy for lung cancer: who benefits?
    Kwhanmien Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:850-6. 2004
    ..Surgical staging and resection of lung cancer may be done as 1 operation (combined) or 2 (staged). This study evaluates the safety and efficiency of these treatment strategies...
  47. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation complicating lung cancer resection
    Eric E Roselli
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:438-44. 2005
    ..To (1) characterize atrial fibrillation complicating lung cancer resection, (2) evaluate its temporal relationship to other postoperative complications, and (3) assess its economics...
  48. doi request reprint Myenteric plexus abnormalities associated with epiphrenic diverticula
    Thomas W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:22-7; discussion 27. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Impact of smoking cessation before resection of lung cancer: a Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database study
    David P Mason
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:362-70; discussion 370-1. 2009
    ..Smoking cessation is presumed to be beneficial before resection of lung cancer. The effect of smoking cessation on outcome was investigated...
  50. ncbi request reprint Can we predict long-term survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for renal cell carcinoma?
    Sudish C Murthy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hematology and Medical Oncology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:996-1003. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to identify factors associated with time-related survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for renal cell carcinoma and to confirm the safety of metastasectomy...
  51. doi request reprint Semiquantitative histologic evaluation improves diagnosis of esophageal carcinoma cuniculatum on biopsy
    Derrick Chen
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Mod Pathol 26:806-15. 2013
    ..Larger studies are necessary to confirm the current findings...
  52. ncbi request reprint The number of lymph nodes removed predicts survival in esophageal cancer: an international study on the impact of extent of surgical resection
    Christian G Peyre
    Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Ann Surg 248:549-56. 2008
    ..Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data indicate that number of lymph nodes removed impacts survival in gastric cancer. Our aim was to study this relationship in esophageal cancer...
  53. doi request reprint Poor interobserver agreement in the distinction of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in pretreatment Barrett's esophagus biopsies
    Erinn Downs-Kelly
    Cleveland Clinic Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2333-40; quiz 2341. 2008
    ..To this end, our aim was to assess interobserver reproducibility among a group of gastrointestinal pathologists in the interpretation of preresection biopsies...
  54. doi request reprint An open-label, prospective trial of cryospray ablation for Barrett's esophagus high-grade dysplasia and early esophageal cancer in high-risk patients
    John A Dumot
    Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:635-44. 2009
    ..Endoscopic ablation of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a treatment option for patients with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal carcinoma (IMCA)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease: integrating the barium esophagram before and after antireflux surgery
    Mark E Baker
    Cleveland Clinic Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Radiology 243:329-39. 2007
    ..This article summarizes the authors' examination protocol and describes how the findings are integrated in the care of these patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Thromboembolism after pneumonectomy for malignancy: an independent marker of poor outcome
    David P Mason
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:711-8. 2006
    ..We also evaluated short- and long-term outcomes of patients in whom venous thromboembolism developed compared with those of patients in whom it did not...
  57. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection, not gastroesophageal reflux, is the major cause of inflammation and intestinal metaplasia of gastric cardiac mucosa
    John R Goldblum
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:302-11. 2002
    ..pylori infection, and intestinal metaplasia in patients with GERD and Barrett's esophagus compared with age-matched controls...
  58. ncbi request reprint Accelerated hyperfractionated radiation, concurrent paclitaxel/cisplatin chemotherapy and surgery for stage III non-small cell lung cancer
    David J Adelstein
    Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, R35, 9500 Euclid Avenue, OH 44195, USA
    Lung Cancer 36:167-74. 2002
    ..Patients downstaged to mediastinal node negativity have a prognosis similar to those with de novo stage I(B) and II disease. Distant metastases are the major cause of treatment failure...
  59. pmc A novel approach to cancer staging: application to esophageal cancer
    Hemant Ishwaran
    Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Biostatistics 10:603-20. 2009
    ..The methodology is illustrated for esophageal cancer using worldwide esophageal cancer collaboration data involving 4627 patients...
  60. ncbi request reprint Does esophagogastric anastomotic technique influence the outcome of patients with esophageal cancer?
    Sina Ercan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:623-31. 2005
    ..We sought to compare the outcome of patients with esophageal cancer who had either modified Collard or standard hand-sewn cervical esophagogastric anastomoses in reconstruction during esophagectomy...
  61. doi request reprint The Seattle protocol does not more reliably predict the detection of cancer at the time of esophagectomy than a less intensive surveillance protocol
    Revital Kariv
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:653-8; quiz 606. 2009
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Validation of the RTOG recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) classification for small-cell lung cancer-only brain metastases
    Gregory M M Videtic
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:240-3. 2007
    ..Clinical trials for patients with brain metastases generally exclude small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) cases. We hypothesize that the RPA classes are valid in the setting of SCLC brain metastases...
  63. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic clips for closing esophageal perforations: case report and pooled analysis
    Mohammed A Qadeer
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:605-11. 2007
    ..Acute and chronic esophageal perforations have traditionally been treated with surgery or a conservative approach. Recently, endoscopic repair has been reported in some case reports...
  64. doi request reprint Esophagopulmonary fistula and left lung abscess after transoral incisionless fundoplication
    Jessica M Titus
    Heart and Vascular Institute, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:689-91. 2013
    ..Although considered minimally invasive, endoscopic procedures for GERD treatment can have significant deleterious consequences, and early recognition of these complications is vital to limit associated morbidity. ..
  65. ncbi request reprint Complexities of managing achalasia at a tertiary referral center: use of pneumatic dilatation, Heller myotomy, and botulinum toxin injection
    Marcelo F Vela
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1029-36. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the results and complexity of treatment for achalasia patients presenting to a single esophagologist at a tertiary referral center and to make treatment recommendations based on this experience...
  66. ncbi request reprint A critical evaluation of a percutaneous diagnostic and treatment strategy for chylothorax after thoracic surgery
    Daniel J Boffa
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:435-9. 2008
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  67. ncbi request reprint The pathogenesis of pseudoachalasia: a clinicopathologic study of 13 cases of a rare entity
    Wendy Liu
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:784-8. 2002
    ..The most common mechanism is direct involvement of the esophageal myenteric plexus by neoplastic cells. Rarely, a distant neoplasm may cause this syndrome as a paraneoplastic process...
  68. doi request reprint Clinical significance of the duplicated muscularis mucosae in Barrett esophagus-related superficial adenocarcinoma
    David K Kaneshiro
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 35:697-700. 2011
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the evaluation of distant metastases from renal cell carcinoma
    Navneet S Majhail
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:3995-4000. 2003
    ..We conducted a study to evaluate the role of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in the detection of distant metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC).Materials and..
  70. ncbi request reprint Tracheostomy after cardiovascular surgery: an assessment of long-term outcome
    Peter A Walts
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:830-7. 2006
    ..To ascertain long-term survival, identify risk factors for death, and document complications of tracheostomy after cardiovascular surgery...
  71. ncbi request reprint Characterization and importance of air leak after lobectomy
    Ikenna Okereke
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1167-73. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to determine prevalence of air leak and identify its risk factors, characterize its duration and discover its correlates, and evaluate its clinical importance...
  72. ncbi request reprint From trees to wood and back: perspective on clinical data analysis in thoracic surgery
    Eugene H Blackstone
    Section of Clinical Research, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid A venue JJ40, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:309-27, v. 2007
    ..Ultimately, these results need to feed back to improved management of the individual patient...
  73. ncbi request reprint Extended use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after lung transplantation
    David P Mason
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:954-60. 2006
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  74. ncbi request reprint Prandial atrial fibrillation: off-pump pulmonary vein isolation with hiatal hernia repair
    A Marc Gillinov
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1836-8. 2004
    ..A 24-hour Holter monitor performed 6 weeks after operation demonstrated a normal sinus rhythm with no atrial fibrillation. Barium swallow demonstrated an intact infradiaphragmatic repair...
  75. ncbi request reprint [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake by positron emission tomography for diagnosis of suspected lung cancer: impact of verification bias
    Michael S Lauer
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 44122, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:161-5. 2007
    ..It adversely influences diagnostic test accuracy by inflating sensitivity and deflating specificity. We studied the impact of verification bias on the estimated accuracy of a test commonly used in suspected lung cancer...
  76. ncbi request reprint A simple solution for complicated pleural effusions
    Sudish C Murthy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 1:697-700. 2006
    ..In this study, we review the safety, efficacy, and durability of PleurX catheters (Denver Biomedical, Golden, CO) for managing complicated pleural effusions and describe a patient population who might benefit...
  77. ncbi request reprint Extrapleural pneumonectomy for scimitar syndrome
    David P Mason
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:704-5. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint Esophageal carcinoma: depth of tumor invasion is predictive of regional lymph node status
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 65:787-92. 1998
    ..A retrospective review of 359 consecutive patients undergoing esophageal resection was conducted to define the relationship between T and N and to determine whether T is a significant predictor of regional lymph node metastasis (N1)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Does paclitaxel improve the chemoradiotherapy of locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer? A nonrandomized comparison with fluorouracil-based therapy
    D J Adelstein
    Departments of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Radiation Oncology, and Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Clin Oncol 18:2032-9. 2000
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  80. ncbi request reprint Techniques of pneumonectomy. Standard pneumonectomy
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 9:353-68, x. 1999
    ..The incision type and sequence of control of hilar structure are determined by anatomic position, extent of tumor, and patient safety factors...
  81. ncbi request reprint Short-course induction chemoradiotherapy with paclitaxel for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1909-14. 1998
    ..This study assessed toxicity, tumor response, disease control, and survival after short-course induction chemoradiotherapy and surgical resection in patients with stage III non-small-cell lung carcinoma...
  82. ncbi request reprint Pro: esophagectomy is the treatment of choice for high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
    Thomas W Rice
    Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, General Thoracic Surgery Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2177-9. 2006
  83. ncbi request reprint Benign esophageal tumors: esophagoscopy and endoscopic esophageal ultrasound
    Thomas W Rice
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 15:20-6. 2003
    ..The diagnosis of a benign esophageal tumor by esophagoscopy and EUS in an asymptomatic patient requires, at most, surveillance but no therapy...
  84. ncbi request reprint The solitary pulmonary nodule: a primer on differential diagnosis
    S C Murthy
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:239-49. 2002
    ..Consequently, a thorough understanding of the more common etiologies is necessary to adequately treat patients with SPNs...
  85. pmc Can extent of high grade dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus predict the presence of adenocarcinoma at oesophagectomy?
    M S Dar
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Gut 52:486-9. 2003
    ..Aim: To determine if extent of high grade dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus is a predictor of the presence of adenocarcinoma at the time of oesophagectomy...
  86. ncbi request reprint Intrathoracic displacement of a fractured humeral head
    Noreen C Griffin
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1400. 2007
  87. ncbi request reprint Squamous mucosal alterations in esophagectomy specimens from patients with end-stage achalasia
    M B Lehman
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and the Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 25:1413-8. 2001
    ..These changes may be related to the increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma in these patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint The utility of cytokeratin subsets in distinguishing Barrett's-related oesophageal adenocarcinoma from gastric adenocarcinoma
    A H Ormsby
    Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Diseases and the Department of Anatomic Pathology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Histopathology 38:307-11. 2001
    ....
  89. pmc Continuous nitric oxide synthesis by inducible nitric oxide synthase in normal human airway epithelium in vivo
    F H Guo
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 92:7809-13. 1995
    ..Based upon these findings, we propose that respiratory epithelial cells are key inflammatory cells in the airway, functioning in host defense and potentially playing a role in airway inflammation...
  90. ncbi request reprint Assessment of a pathophysiology-directed treatment for symptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum
    S I Reznik
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Dis Esophagus 20:320-7. 2007
    ..However, occasional patients will experience new symptoms, particularly reflux. Esophagectomy is the alternative for patients who are not candidates for diverticulectomy, repair of esophageal wall, and relief of distal obstruction...
  91. ncbi request reprint Recurrent pneumonia from an ileobronchial fistula complicating Crohn's disease
    T Gumbo
    Department of Infectious Disease, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 32:365-7. 2001
    ..Bronchoscopy findings range from chronic bronchial inflammation to feculent material in the airways. Barium enema is often diagnostic. Surgery and Crohn's-specific therapy are key components of curative therapy...
  92. ncbi request reprint Open window thoracostomy: modern update of an ancient operation
    K G Reyes
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 58:220-4. 2010
    ..To determine the current efficacy of OWT, we reviewed our recent experience with a focus on the indications, timing of surgery, effectiveness in clearing infection, patient survival, and timing of closure...
  93. ncbi request reprint The solitary pulmonary nodule: accurate diagnosis allows appropriate treatment
    T W Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery Section, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:238. 2002
  94. ncbi request reprint Esophageal perforation during left atrial radiofrequency ablation: is the risk too high?
    A Marc Gillinov
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1661-2; author reply 1662. 2003
  95. ncbi request reprint Chromosomal gains and genomic loss of p53 and p16 genes in Barrett's esophagus detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization of cytology specimens
    Mona Fahmy
    Department of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Mod Pathol 17:588-96. 2004
    ..Selected biomarkers from this study merit further investigation to determine their potential to detect genetic changes in patients with Barrett's esophagus prior to the development of high-grade dysplasia...
  96. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for lung tumors: preliminary report of a phase I trial
    Richard I Whyte
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 5407, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1097-101. 2003
    ..Stereotactic radiosurgery is well established for the treatment of intracranial neoplasms but its use for lung tumors is novel...
  97. ncbi request reprint Chest computerized tomography in the evaluation of uveitis in elderly women
    Peter K Kaiser
    Division of Ophthalmology, Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 133:499-505. 2002
    ..To describe the usefulness of chest computerized tomography (CT) in the evaluation of uveitis in elderly women and the clinical characteristics of patients with an abnormal chest CT scan...
  98. ncbi request reprint Does a biologic prosthesis really reduce recurrence after laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair?
    Thomas W Rice
    Ann Surg 246:1116-7; author reply 1117-8. 2007
  99. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections at a public hospital: do public housing and incarceration amplify transmission?
    Bala Hota
    Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1026-33. 2007
    ..Understanding the epidemiology of CA-MRSA is critical for developing control measures...