K S Naunheim
Affiliation: Saint Louis University
- Predictors of operative mortality and cardiopulmonary morbidity in the National Emphysema Treatment TrialKeith 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...
- Long-term follow-up of patients receiving lung-volume-reduction surgery versus medical therapy for severe emphysema by the National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research GroupKeith S Naunheim
St Louis University, 3635 Vista Blvd, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 82:431-43. 2006..Two additional years of follow-up provide valuable information regarding durability...
- Anxiety is associated with diminished exercise performance and quality of life in severe emphysema: a cross-sectional studyNicholas D Giardino
Mental Health Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Respir Res 11:29. 2010..The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is an association between anxiety and functional measures, quality of life and dyspnea...
- Update on lung volume reductionKeith S Naunheim
St Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista Avenue, St Louis, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
J Surg Res 117:134-43. 2004
- Postoperative surveillance following lung cancer resectionK S Naunheim
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Chest Surg Clin N Am 11:213-25, x. 2001..In addition, the authors predict follow-up strategies that will be routinely practiced within the next decade...
- Risk analysis for thoracoscopic lung volume reduction: a multi-institutional experienceK S Naunheim
Saint Louis University, Cardio thoracic Surgery and Pulmonology Divisions, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:673-9. 2000..In order to address these shortcomings we undertook an analysis of the TLVR experience at five separate institutions to assess operative morbidity and identify predictors of mortality...
- Comparison of impact data in hockey, football, and soccerR S Naunheim
Injury Prevention Center, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
J Trauma 48:938-41. 2000..To compare accelerational forces to the head in high school-level football, hockey, and soccer athletes...
- Long-term survival after thoracoscopic lung volume reduction: a multiinstitutional reviewK S Naunheim
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 68:2026-31; discussion 2031-2. 1999..It has been suggested that bilateral thoracoscopic lung volume reduction (BTLVR) yields significantly better long-term survival than unilateral thoracoscopic lung volume reduction (UTLVR)...
- Lung volume reduction: where do we stand?Keith S Naunheim
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista Avenue at Grand Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
Surg Clin North Am 82:783-96, vii. 2002..This article discusses this procedure and the trials that have been instituted. LVR might prove to be a viable alternative treatment modality for selected, end-stage emphysema patients in the future...
- Clinical experience with 111 thoratec ventricular assist devicesL R McBride
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 67:1233-8; discussion 1238-9. 1999..Ventricular assist devices (VADs) have gained wider acceptance due to refinements in patient selection and management and device availability...
- Unilateral video-assisted thoracic surgical lung reductionK S Naunheim
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, Missouri, 63110 0250, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 61:1092-8. 1996..Lung reduction has been demonstrated to be a promising treatment for end-stage emphysema when performed on both lungs via sternotomy. The role for a thoracoscopic approach has not yet been determined...
- Lung cancer patient follow-up: motivation of thoracic surgeonsK S Virgo
Department of Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mo 63110 0250, USA
Chest 114:1519-34. 1998..To analyze variation in beliefs that potentially motivate thoracic surgeons in the design of posttreatment surveillance strategies for lung cancer patients and to examine the relationship between motivation and follow-up intensity...
- Positron emission tomography in lung cancerV J Lowe
Department of Nuclear Medicine, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, Missouri, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 65:1821-9. 1998....
- Long-term outcome after resection for bronchial carcinoid tumorsM K Ferguson
Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 18:156-61. 2000..We sought to determine the long-term survival of patients treated for bronchial carcinoid tumors and whether lesser resections have had an effect on outcomes...
- Adult presentation of unusual diaphragmatic herniasK S Naunheim
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, Missouri, USA
Chest Surg Clin N Am 8:359-69. 1998..The recognition and management of these rare cases are discussed...
- Thoracoscopic drainage and resection of giant mediastinal cystK S Naunheim
Department of Surgery, St Louis University Medical Center, Missouri
Ann Thorac Surg 55:156-8. 1993..Using video thoracoscopy, the cyst was drained and the wall of the cyst was resected successfully with minimal concomitant morbidity...
- Follow-up of patients with thoracic malignanciesK S Virgo
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110 0250, USA
Surg Oncol Clin N Am 8:355-69. 1999..The problem is an especially interesting one because little is known about how outcomes vary when the follow-up strategy is altered...
- Postoperative care and monitoringK S Naunheim
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, Missouri, USA
Chest Surg Clin N Am 9:501-13. 1999..Patients are often frail, with poor underlying pulmonary function and minimal physiologic reserve. Attentive, meticulous postoperative care and monitoring are required to minimize the incidence and severity of complications...
- Risk analysis in patients bridged to transplantationL R McBride
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 71:1839-44. 2001..Severe complications that developed during the interval of VAD support, including cerebrovascular accident, bleeding and infection, were surprisingly not predictors for transplantation...
- Thymoma and myotonic dystrophy: successful treatment with chemotherapy and radiation: case report and review of the literatureGanesh C Kudva
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St Louis, MO, USA
Chest 121:2061-3. 2002..The myotonic dystrophy is unchanged. Only six cases of this nature have been reported in the literature, and this patient is the first to be successfully treated with combined modality therapy...
- Lung-volume reduction surgery: a vanishing operation?Keith S Naunheim
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1412-3. 2007
- Preoperative workup and postoperative surveillance for patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomyKatherine S Virgo
Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista Avenue, P O Box 15250, Saint Louis, Mo 63110 0250, USA
Thorac Surg Clin 16:125-31, v. 2006..Though it is unlikely that current follow-up recommendations will ever be tested in randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses of existing retrospective data could improve the quality of the existing literature...
- Patient and surgical factors influencing air leak after lung volume reduction surgery: lessons learned from the National Emphysema Treatment TrialMalcolm 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...
- Cutaneous metastatic lung cancer detected with 18F-FDG PETA Cahid Civelek
Division Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Ann Nucl Med 20:147-9. 2006..This case illustrates the clinical utility of reporting soft tissue abnormalities, which may provide an alternative, more readily accessible location for biopsy that is both safer and less expensive than bronchoscopy or mediastinoscopy...
- What's new in general thoracic surgeryKeith S Naunheim
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Louis University Health Sciences Center, MO 63110, USA
J Am Coll Surg 197:88-96. 2003
- Criteria for lung volume reduction surgery reimbursement: too many questions, not enough answersKeith S Naunheim
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:631-2. 2004
- Factors affecting quality of life after minimally invasive Heller myotomy for achalasiaYannis Raftopoulos
Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health System, 494 Gettysburg Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 4530, USA
J Gastrointest Surg 8:233-9. 2004..Botulinum toxin injections may blunt the beneficial effect of MIHM on quality of life. The outcome of MIHM is good regardless of the type of fundoplication or surgical approach...
- Lung cancer. Special treatment issuesFrank C Detterbeck
Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of North Carolina, CB 7605, 108 Burnett Womack Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7065, USA
Chest 123:244S-258S. 2003..Finally, some patients with a solitary focus of metastatic disease in the brain or adrenal gland appear to benefit substantially from resection...
- Current status of multimodality therapy for esophageal carcinomaVinay M Tak
St Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, USA
J Surg Res 117:22-9. 2004