Virginia R Litle

Summary

Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: a review of the controversies
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S743-6. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Gene expression profiles in esophageal adenocarcinoma predict survival after resection
    Arjun Pennathur
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:505-12; discussion 512-3. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Effect of the number of lymph nodes sampled on postoperative survival of lymph node-negative esophageal cancer
    Alexander J Greenstein
    Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Cancer 112:1239-46. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic lobectomy: report on safety, discharge independence, pain, and chemotherapy tolerance
    Daniel G Nicastri
    Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:642-7. 2008
  5. pmc Whole genome exon arrays identify differential expression of alternatively spliced, cancer-related genes in lung cancer
    Liqiang Xi
    Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 36:6535-47. 2008
  6. pmc MicroRNA expression profiles of esophageal cancer
    Andrew Feber
    Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:255-60; discussion 260. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of the number of lymph node metastases in esophageal cancer
    Alexander J Greenstein
    Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:239-46. 2008
  8. pmc Early G₁ cyclin-dependent kinases as prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in esophageal adenocarcinoma
    Amin Ismail
    Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 17:4513-22. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Placental transmogrification of the lung presenting as emphysema and a lung mass
    Mark Shapiro
    Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:615-6. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The esophagus: do sex and gender matter?
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic Foregut Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 23:131-6. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Micro RNA expression in esophageal adenocarcinoma
    Virginia Litle; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: a review of the controversies
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S743-6. 2008
    ..The optimal length of myotomy as suggested in the literature is also summarized. To complete the goal, peer-reviewed publications were identified in PubMed by search terms achalasia, myotomy, fundoplication, Nissen, Dor, and Toupet...
  2. doi request reprint Gene expression profiles in esophageal adenocarcinoma predict survival after resection
    Arjun Pennathur
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:505-12; discussion 512-3. 2013
    ..The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the gene expression profiles in esophageal adenocarcinoma and determine their association with survival after resection...
  3. doi request reprint Effect of the number of lymph nodes sampled on postoperative survival of lymph node-negative esophageal cancer
    Alexander J Greenstein
    Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Cancer 112:1239-46. 2008
    ..In the current study, the association between survival and the number of LNs evaluated was examined in patients who underwent resection of lymph node-negative (American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] TNM stage I-IIA) esophageal cancer...
  4. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic lobectomy: report on safety, discharge independence, pain, and chemotherapy tolerance
    Daniel G Nicastri
    Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:642-7. 2008
    ..This series analyzed the safety, pain, analgesic use, and discharge disposition in patients who underwent thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy at a single institution...
  5. pmc Whole genome exon arrays identify differential expression of alternatively spliced, cancer-related genes in lung cancer
    Liqiang Xi
    Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 36:6535-47. 2008
    ..Such studies may lead to the development of additional tools for tumor diagnosis, prognosis and therapy...
  6. pmc MicroRNA expression profiles of esophageal cancer
    Andrew Feber
    Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:255-60; discussion 260. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine microRNA expression in Barrett esophagus and esophageal cancer to identify potential markers for disease progression...
  7. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of the number of lymph node metastases in esophageal cancer
    Alexander J Greenstein
    Department of General Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:239-46. 2008
    ..In this study, we examined whether involvement of a higher number of LNs is associated with worse survival among esophageal cancer patients...
  8. pmc Early G₁ cyclin-dependent kinases as prognostic markers and potential therapeutic targets in esophageal adenocarcinoma
    Amin Ismail
    Department of Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 17:4513-22. 2011
    ..However, this event has not been mapped with fine resolution in a large EAC cohort, and its association with clinical endpoints and functional relevance are unclear...
  9. doi request reprint Placental transmogrification of the lung presenting as emphysema and a lung mass
    Mark Shapiro
    Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:615-6. 2009
    ..Here we show that untreated placental transmogrification of the lung can lead to severe pulmonary symptoms and surgery is diagnostic and curative...
  10. doi request reprint The esophagus: do sex and gender matter?
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic Foregut Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 23:131-6. 2011
    ..Although discussions of treatment and outcomes might differ between the sexes and genders, there are no important data to support different care on the basis of sex or gender...
  11. doi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Yevgenia Y Pashinsky
    Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 76:24-9. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: state of the art and future directions
    Jason P Shaw
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S705-9. 2008
    ..Several published reports suggest thoracoscopic resection is safe, with the potential advantage of shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery, and comparable oncologic results...
  13. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive resection for esophageal cancer
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite C 800, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:711-28. 2002
    ..A multi-institutional prospective trial is planned to evaluate the clinical and oncologic results of MIE for cancer compared with traditional open surgery...
  14. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy as palliation for esophageal cancer: experience in 215 patients
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1687-92; discussion 1692-3. 2003
    ..Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes a photosensitizing agent, light, and oxygen to endoscopically ablate cancer cells. This review summarizes our experience with PDT for the palliation of bleeding or obstructing esophageal cancer (EC)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Results of laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias: 200 consecutive patients
    Andrew F Pierre
    Division of Thoracic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1909-15; discussion 1915-6. 2002
    ..Increasingly, a laparoscopic approach is being applied to more complex esophageal surgery. Our objective was to update our growing experience with laparoscopic repair of GPEH...
  16. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy for endobronchial metastases from nonbronchogenic primaries
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:370-5; discussion 375. 2003
    ..Endobronchial metastases (EBM) occur in 2% of nonbronchogenic malignancies and frequently present with hemoptysis or dyspnea. This report summarizes our recent experience with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for EBM...
  17. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Alberto De Hoyos
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery and the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Presbyterian, Suite C 800, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:631-47. 2005
    ..Prospective trials with longer follow-up will be required to confirm any advantages of MIE over conventional approaches. Open surgical approaches should remain the standard operation for esophagectomy in most institutions...
  18. pmc Minimally invasive esophagectomy: outcomes in 222 patients
    James D Luketich
    Division of Thoracic Surgery and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh 15213, USA
    Ann Surg 238:486-94; discussion 494-5. 2003
    ..To assess our outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)...

Research Grants2

  1. Micro RNA expression in esophageal adenocarcinoma
    Virginia Litle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Identification of unique miRNA profiles should be useful in molecular classification of premalignant esophageal lesions and GEJ adenocarcinomas and thus improve the current surgical treatment and outcome from this deadly disease. ..