C C Miller

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Serum myoglobin and renal morbidity and mortality following thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic repair: does rhabdomyolysis play a role?
    C C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 37:388-94. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Intraoperative skeletal muscle ischemia contributes to risk of renal dysfunction following thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Charles C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:691-4. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of short-term multivariate competing risks data following thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Charles C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:1023-7; discussion 1027. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm: surgical approach and treatment using the adjuncts cerebrospinal fluid drainage and distal aortic perfusion
    A L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:481-6. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality and paraplegia after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a risk factor analysis
    J S Coselli
    Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:409-14. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Staged repair of extensive aortic aneurysms: morbidity and mortality in the elephant trunk technique
    H J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 104:2938-42. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of extended cross-clamp time during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    H J Safi
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1204-9. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint A new predictive model for adverse outcomes after elective thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    S A Lemaire
    The Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:1233-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Neurologic outcome after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    A L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1225-30; discussion 1230-1. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Number needed to treat: analyzing of the effectiveness of thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    C C Miller
    The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:154-7. 2004

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. doi request reprint Serum myoglobin and renal morbidity and mortality following thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic repair: does rhabdomyolysis play a role?
    C C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 37:388-94. 2009
    ..We studied postoperative myoglobinaemia and renal dysfunction following aortic surgery...
  2. doi request reprint Intraoperative skeletal muscle ischemia contributes to risk of renal dysfunction following thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Charles C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:691-4. 2008
    ..Lacking complete historical laboratory data on myoglobinemia, we studied somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) changes in the leg (a functional marker of leg ischemia), as a surrogate predictor of acute postoperative renal failure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Analysis of short-term multivariate competing risks data following thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Charles C Miller
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:1023-7; discussion 1027. 2003
    ..Estimating the overall successfulness of a treatment can be difficult when success is defined by freedom from multiple endpoints that are each subject to competing risks. We describe a method for modeling short-term competing outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm: surgical approach and treatment using the adjuncts cerebrospinal fluid drainage and distal aortic perfusion
    A L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:481-6. 2001
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Mortality and paraplegia after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a risk factor analysis
    J S Coselli
    Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:409-14. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to enhance this risk-benefit decision by providing contemporary results and determining which preoperative risk factors currently predict mortality and paraplegia after TAAA surgery...
  6. ncbi request reprint Staged repair of extensive aortic aneurysms: morbidity and mortality in the elephant trunk technique
    H J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 104:2938-42. 2001
    ..We adopted a two-staged procedure (elephant trunk technique) in 1991 for elective repair of extensive aortic aneurysms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of extended cross-clamp time during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    H J Safi
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1204-9. 1998
    ..We retrospectively examined the effect of clamp time of 30 minutes or greater on outcome for patients undergoing repair with the addition of surgical adjuncts...
  8. ncbi request reprint A new predictive model for adverse outcomes after elective thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    S A Lemaire
    The Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:1233-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: This new predictive model may assist in decisions regarding elective thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm operations. For patients who are acceptable candidates, contemporary surgical management provides favorable results...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neurologic outcome after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    A L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1225-30; discussion 1230-1. 2001
    ..Future research should focus on spinal cord protection in patients with high-risk extent II aneurysms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Number needed to treat: analyzing of the effectiveness of thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    C C Miller
    The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 28:154-7. 2004
    ..To analyze the effectiveness of thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair, we computed the NNT required to prevent one death...
  11. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord protection in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    H J Safi
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:1937-9; discussion 1953-8. 1999
    ..At greatest risk are patients with type II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Determinants of hospital length of stay after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    T T T Huynh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas Houston, USA
    J Vasc Surg 35:648-53. 2002
    ..Extended hospital length of stay (LOS) and consequent high costs are associated with thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) surgery. In this study, we examined factors that may influence LOS after TAAA repair...
  13. ncbi request reprint Thoracic aortic aneurysms
    A L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Acta Chir Belg 106:307-16. 2006
    ..4% for all thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. However, we continue to pursue research to improve organ preservation, particularly for the most troublesome extent II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physiologic characteristics of canine skeletal muscle: implications for timing skeletal muscle cardiac assist devices
    G V Letsou
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School Houston, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:1336-42; discussion 1343. 2001
    ..The pressure-generating capacity of canine skeletal muscle ventricles (SMVs) at a variety of preloads and stimulation frequencies was examined as was time for SMVs to develop peak pressure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chronic aortic dissection not a risk factor for neurologic deficit in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    H J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston 77030, USA
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 23:244-50. 2002
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival trends of esophageal carcinoma in the United States: racial and gender differences by histological type
    M Younes
    Dept of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1359-65. 2002
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary tractotomy as an abbreviated thoracotomy technique
    M J Wall
    Cora and Webb Mading Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, and the Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Trauma 45:1015-23. 1998
    ..The objective of this manuscript is to review the indications, techniques, and results for pulmonary tractotomy in trauma patients requiring abbreviated thoracotomy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Holmium:YAG laser transmyocardial revascularization relieves angina and improves functional status
    J W Jones
    Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 67:1596-601; discussion 1601-2. 1999
    ..Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) surgery uses laser channeling of diseased myocardium to treat ischemia and angina. Rigorous prospective randomized studies have been previously unavailable...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of medical management of acute type B aortic dissection
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, 6410 Fannin St, Suite 450, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Circulation 114:I384-9. 2006
    ..Currently, the optimal treatment of acute type B aortic dissection remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to report early clinical outcomes of medical management for acute type B aortic dissection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal complications after descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repairs: a 14-year experience
    Paul E Achouh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann Hisoital, 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 44:442-6. 2006
    ..We examined our 14-year experience with these repairs to determine the incidence, outcomes, and risk factors for postoperative GI complications...
  21. ncbi request reprint Chylothorax complicating repairs of the descending and thoracoabdominal aorta
    Adnan H Allaham
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin St, Suite 450, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 130:1138-42. 2006
    ..Chylothorax occurring during thoracic aortic surgery is an infrequent but serious complication. The purpose of this study was to analyze our experience with this complication and the resulting outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Acute type A aortic dissection complicated by stroke: can immediate repair be performed safely?
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1404-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to report and analyze our results with acute type A aortic dissection complicated by stroke...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hepatic morbidity following nonoperative management: multicenter study
    Rosemary A Kozar
    University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
    Arch Surg 141:451-8; discussion 458-9. 2006
    ..Early risk factors for hepatic-related morbidity in patients undergoing initial nonoperative management of complex blunt hepatic injuries can be accurately identified...
  24. ncbi request reprint Glomerular filtration rate is a predictor of mortality after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Ali Azizzadeh
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 43:14-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that GFR would more accurately predict mortality after EVAR than serum creatinine...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evolution of risk for neurologic deficit after descending and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas, Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2173-9; discussion 2179. 2005
    ..We reevaluated the effect of cross-clamp time before and after introduction of adjunct during a 13-year period...
  26. ncbi request reprint Descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair: 12-year experience using distal aortic perfusion and cerebrospinal fluid drainage
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1290-6; discussion 1296. 2005
    ..The purpose of this report is to analyze our experience with regard to neurologic deficit (paraplegia and paraparesis) and mortality using the adjuncts of distal aortic perfusion and cerebrospinal fluid drainage...
  27. ncbi request reprint Glomerular filtration rate is superior to serum creatinine for prediction of mortality after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery
    Tam T T Huynh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 42:206-12. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) would be a more sensitive determinant of renal function than serum creatinine alone...
  28. ncbi request reprint Surgical repair of extensive aortic aneurysms
    Ali Azizzadeh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital, USA
    Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 17:217-23. 2005
    ..Our strategies for organ protection, operative techniques, including the elephant trunk technique, and surgical results are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Optimization of aortic arch replacement: two-stage approach
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:S815-8; discussion S824-31. 2007
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Analysis of ascending and transverse aortic arch repair in octogenarians
    Pallav J Shah
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:774-9. 2008
    ..Increasing numbers of older patients are requiring complex thoracic aortic surgery. This retrospective study analyzed early and late outcomes after ascending and transverse arch surgery using hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA)...
  31. doi request reprint Ascending and transverse aortic arch repair: the impact of glomerular filtration rate on mortality
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 247:524-9. 2008
    ..We studied the impact of GFR on mortality following repair of ascending and arch aneurysms...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pediatric blunt abdominal injury: age is irrelevant and delayed operation is not detrimental
    Monika Tataria
    Lucille Packard Children s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Trauma 63:608-14. 2007
    ..Additionally, we asked whether attempted nonoperative management, when failed, put children at higher risk for mortality or morbidities such as increased blood product transfusions or lengths of stays...
  33. ncbi request reprint Progress and future challenges in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm management
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, 6410 Fannin, Suite 450, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    World J Surg 32:355-60. 2008
    ..Postoperative paraplegia and paraparesis have been the scourge of thoracoabdominal aortic repair since the inception of the procedure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Role of somatosensory evoked potentials in predicting outcome during thoracoabdominal aortic repair
    Paul E Achouh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:782-7; discussion 787-8. 2007
    ..Clinical utility of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair is debated. We reviewed our practical experience with SSEP in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repairs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Preclinical predictors of surgery NBME exam performance
    Rosemary A Kozar
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Surg Res 140:204-7. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that at-risk students could be accurately identified and offered an intense tutorial program to enhance success on their exam...
  36. ncbi request reprint Proximal reoperations after repaired acute type A aortic dissection
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1603-8; discussion 1608-9. 2007
    ..Because few data exist regarding late reoperations, we report outcomes of proximal reoperation after repaired type A aortic dissection...
  37. ncbi request reprint Influenza epidemics and acute respiratory disease activity are associated with a surge in autopsy-confirmed coronary heart disease death: results from 8 years of autopsies in 34,892 subjects
    Mohammad Madjid
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:1205-10. 2007
    ..To determine whether influenza can trigger heart attacks, we investigated the impact of influenza epidemics on autopsy-proven coronary deaths...
  38. ncbi request reprint Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in emergency department admissions
    Robert L Levine
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Intensive Care, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:79-85. 2007
    ..Guidelines for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis exist, yet prophylaxis is underutilized and inadequately studied in the context of emergency department admissions...
  39. doi request reprint Outcomes of delayed sternal closure after complex aortic surgery
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Medical School and Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, United States
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:1039-42. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to report our experience with open chest management and delayed sternal closure after complex proximal aortic surgery...
  40. ncbi request reprint Update on outcomes of acute type B aortic dissection
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:S842-5; discussion S846-50. 2007
    ..The optimal treatment of acute type B aortic dissection remains controversial. This study reports early clinical outcomes of medical management for acute type B aortic dissection...
  41. doi request reprint Ascending and transverse aortic arch repair: the impact of retrograde cerebral perfusion
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin, Suite 425, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 118:S160-6. 2008
    ..We examined our experience with ascending and transverse arch repairs to determine the impact of retrograde cerebral perfusion on stroke and mortality...
  42. ncbi request reprint Correlations of cerebrospinal fluid pressure with hemodynamic parameters during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Tam T T Huynh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 19:619-24. 2005
    ..Model r2 values were low, indicating generally poor prediction of CSF pressure...
  43. ncbi request reprint Brief intervention by surgeons can influence students toward a career in surgery
    Rosemary A Kozar
    Surgery, University of Texas Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 111:166-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of the current study was to determine whether exposing students to surgery through a brief intervention early in their medical education could influence perceptions toward surgery as a career choice...
  44. ncbi request reprint Both primary and secondary abdominal compartment syndrome can be predicted early and are harbingers of multiple organ failure
    Zsolt Balogh
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Trauma 54:848-59; discussion 859-61. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the epidemiology of primary and secondary ACS and develop early prediction models in a high-risk cohort who were treated in a similar fashion...
  45. ncbi request reprint Postoperative risk factors for delayed neurologic deficit after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a case-control study
    Ali Azizzadeh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 37:750-4. 2003
    ..In the current study we wanted to determine whether postoperative events influence the likelihood of delayed neurologic deficit, independent of preoperative risk factors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Estimating group mortality and paraplegia rates after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Scott A LeMaire
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:508-13. 2003
    ..Risk models that evaluate susceptibility bias enhance interpretation of these intergroup comparisons. The purpose of this analysis was to derive group risk models for mortality and paraplegia after TAAA repair...
  47. ncbi request reprint Regarding "Surgical treatment of nonaneurysmal aortic arch lesions in patients with systemic embolizations"
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, UTH Medical Center, 6410 Fannin Street, Ste 450, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:1274-5. 2002
  48. ncbi request reprint Staged repair of extensive aortic aneurysms
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:S1803-5; discussion S1825-32. 2002
    ..We adopted a two-stage approach (elephant trunk procedure) in the repair of extensive aortic aneurysms in 1991, performing 241 procedures in 155 patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint Replacement of the ascending and transverse aortic arch: determinants of long-term survival
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1058-64; discussion 1064-5. 2002
    ..We reviewed our 10-year experience in the repair of the ascending aorta and aortic arch to evaluate long-term outcome...
  50. ncbi request reprint Thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery in patients aged 79 years or older
    Tam T T Huynh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Memorial Hermann Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 36:469-75. 2002
    ..In this study, we evaluated the outcome of patients aged 79 years or older after thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair...
  51. ncbi request reprint The effect of aortic dissection on outcome in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Tam T T Huynh
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 15:108-15. 2002
    ..In this article we review the surgical approach to patients with aortic dissection and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and discuss the impact of adjuncts on survival and neurologic outcome...
  52. ncbi request reprint Is acute type A aortic dissection a true surgical emergency?
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School and Memorial Hermann Hospital, 77030, USA
    Semin Vasc Surg 15:75-82. 2002
    ..In this article, we review our approach to acute type A aortic dissection with regard to diagnosis, initial medical management, surgical repair, and timing of repair...
  53. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord protection during aortic cross clamping: retrograde venous spinal cord perfusion, distal aortic perfusion, and cerebrospinal fluid drainage
    Anders Winnerkvist
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston 77030, USA
    Scand Cardiovasc J 36:6-10. 2002
    ..We then examined the clinical feasibility of RVP, DAP, and CSFD...
  54. ncbi request reprint Age at acquisition of Helicobacter pylori infection: a follow-up study from infancy to adulthood
    Hoda M Malaty
    Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Lancet 359:931-5. 2002
    ..Helicobacter pylori infection is common worldwide, but the time of acquisition is unclear. We investigated this issue in a cohort of children selected retrospectively from a population followed up for 21 years...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiac function predicts mortality following thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
    Shinichi Suzuki
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:119-24; discussion 124. 2003
    ..We studied the impact of coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiac function on 30-day mortality following TAA repair...
  56. ncbi request reprint Determinants of early and late outcome for reoperations of the proximal aorta
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:837-45; discussion 837-45. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the cause of ascending aorta and aortic arch reoperations and to identify determinants of early and late outcome...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cerebral monitoring with transcranial Doppler ultrasonography improves neurologic outcome during repairs of acute type A aortic dissection
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas at Houston Medical School, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:277-85. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the use of power M-mode transcranial Doppler monitoring during repairs of acute type A dissection with regard to neurologic outcome...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cold visceral perfusion improves early survival in patients with acute renal failure after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Heitham T Hassoun
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Susrgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Vasc Surg 39:506-12. 2004
    ..We studied outcome of ARF after TAAA repair in patients who underwent either warm or cold visceral perfusion...
  59. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing career choice among medical students interested in surgery
    Ali Azizzadeh
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Surg 60:210-3. 2003
    ..The number of applicants to general surgery programs has recently declined. We set out to determine factors that influence career choice among medical students...
  60. ncbi request reprint Potential targets to encourage a surgical career
    Susan I Brundage
    Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:946-53. 2005
    ..Our goal was to identify factors that can be targeted during medical education to encourage a career in surgery...
  61. ncbi request reprint Preoperative and operative predictors of delayed neurologic deficit following repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1288-94. 2003
    ..We wanted to find risk factors specifically significant for delayed neurologic deficit. In this initial study we looked at preoperative and operative risk factors...
  62. pmc Distal aortic perfusion and cerebrospinal fluid drainage for thoracoabdominal and descending thoracic aortic repair: ten years of organ protection
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 6410 Fannin Street, Suite 450, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 238:372-80; discussion 380-1. 2003
    ..To report the long-term results of our experience using cerebrospinal fluid drainage and distal aortic perfusion in descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair...
  63. ncbi request reprint Determination of cerebral blood flow dynamics during retrograde cerebral perfusion using power M-mode transcranial Doppler
    Anthony L Estrera
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:704-9; discussion 709-10. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize cerebral blood flow dynamics during RCP using a new mode of monitoring known as transcranial power motion-mode (M-mode) Doppler ultrasound...
  64. pmc Staged repair of extensive aortic aneurysms: long-term experience with the elephant trunk technique
    Hazim J Safi
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg 240:677-84; discussion 684-5. 2004
    ..This paper reports our experience of a large series of elephant trunk patients accumulated over 12 years...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prehospital physiologic data and lifesaving interventions in trauma patients
    John B Holcomb
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Mil Med 170:7-13. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that simple physiologic data available immediately upon scene arrival would prove predictive of the need for a LSI...
  66. ncbi request reprint Manual vital signs reliably predict need for life-saving interventions in trauma patients
    John B Holcomb
    US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    J Trauma 59:821-8; discussion 828-9. 2005
    ..In this study, we determined whether the addition of diagnostic equipment improved the predictive power of vital signs and scores obtained only by physical examination...
  67. ncbi request reprint Small abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Charles C Miller
    N Engl J Med 347:1112-5; author reply 1112-5. 2002
  68. ncbi request reprint Fresh frozen plasma should be given earlier to patients requiring massive transfusion
    Ernest A Gonzalez
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 62:112-9. 2007
    ..The hypothesis for this study is that our pre-intensive care unit (ICU) massive transfusion (MT) protocol does not adequately correct coagulopathy, and that early uncorrected coagulopathy is predictive of mortality...
  69. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcome in 85 patients with primary cardiac tumors
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030 2761, USA
    Am J Surg 186:641-7; discussion 647. 2003
    ..We present a large, single institution experience with adult cardiac tumors and address factors affecting outcome...
  70. ncbi request reprint Improved survival with pulmonary metastasectomy: an analysis of 1720 patients with pulmonary metastatic melanoma
    Rebecca P Petersen
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:104-10. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to discriminate predictors of survival for patients with pulmonary metastatic melanoma...