Ayesha S Bryant

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Satisfaction and compensatory hyperhidrosis rates 5 years and longer after video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for hyperhidrosis
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1160-1163.e1. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Survival and quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomy
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1139-43. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Maximum standard uptake value of mediastinal lymph nodes on integrated FDG-PET-CT predicts pathology in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:417-22; discussion 422-3. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Impact of race on outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 3:711-5. 2008
  5. doi request reprint The 30- versus 90-day operative mortality after pulmonary resection
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Albama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1717-22; discussion 1722-3. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Women with pathologic stage I, II, and III non-small cell lung cancer have better survival than men
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 130:1796-802. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Routine mediastinoscopy and esophageal ultrasound fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are clinically N2 negative: a prospective study
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 130:1791-5. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint When is it best to repeat a 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan on patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy?
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1092-7. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Survival of patients with true pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:917-22; discussion 922-3. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The analysis of a prospective surgical database improves postoperative fast-tracking algorithms after pulmonary resection
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1173-9. 2009

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Publications78

  1. doi request reprint Satisfaction and compensatory hyperhidrosis rates 5 years and longer after video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for hyperhidrosis
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1160-1163.e1. 2014
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the long-term fate and factors of compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) in patients who have undergone video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for focal hyperhidrosis...
  2. doi request reprint Survival and quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomy
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1139-43. 2012
    ..Pneumonectomy is often called a disease. The objective of this study was to assess the physical and mental aspects of patients' quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Maximum standard uptake value of mediastinal lymph nodes on integrated FDG-PET-CT predicts pathology in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:417-22; discussion 422-3. 2006
    ..Positron emission tomography (PET) scans often help direct biopsies of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but the maximum standard uptake value (maxSUV) of individual nodes has not been evaluated...
  4. doi request reprint Impact of race on outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 3:711-5. 2008
    ..This study examines a decades worth of data to better elucidate these factors in a cohort staged or treated using homogeneous algorithms...
  5. doi request reprint The 30- versus 90-day operative mortality after pulmonary resection
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Albama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1717-22; discussion 1722-3. 2010
    ..The 30-day operative mortality rate after thoracotomy is well documented; however, the 90-day mortality rate is not and is not part of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
  6. ncbi request reprint Women with pathologic stage I, II, and III non-small cell lung cancer have better survival than men
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 130:1796-802. 2006
    ..National registry-based studies have shown gender disparity in clinicopathologic characteristics and in survival. This study evaluates the risk factors and trends of lung cancer between genders...
  7. ncbi request reprint Routine mediastinoscopy and esophageal ultrasound fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are clinically N2 negative: a prospective study
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 130:1791-5. 2006
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint When is it best to repeat a 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan on patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy?
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1092-7. 2007
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Survival of patients with true pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:917-22; discussion 922-3. 2009
    ..Reported 5-year survival is about 65%. Recently, nonsurgical techniques are being offered to these patients...
  10. doi request reprint The analysis of a prospective surgical database improves postoperative fast-tracking algorithms after pulmonary resection
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1173-9. 2009
    ..We evaluated our results from our prospective database to identify possible modifications that may improve our fast-tracking protocols in selected high-risk patients...
  11. doi request reprint Complete thoracic mediastinal lymphadenectomy leads to a higher rate of pathologically proven N2 disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:902-6. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of MLND to the more common practice of ruling out N2 disease preoperatively and then resection without sending lymph nodes for frozen section...
  12. doi request reprint Survival of patients with unsuspected N2 (stage IIIA) nonsmall-cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:362-6; discussion 366-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the survival of patients who have completely resected, nonsmall-cell, stage IIIA, lung cancer from unsuspected (nonimaged) N2 disease who received adjuvant chemotherapy...
  13. doi request reprint Differences in outcomes between younger and older patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1735-9; discussion 1739. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in epidemiology, types of presentation, time between diagnosis and treatment, tumor characteristics, and survival in patients 45 years or younger with non-small cell lung cancer...
  14. doi request reprint The true false negative rates of esophageal and endobronchial ultrasound in the staging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    JH Estes Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:427-34. 2010
    ..Accurate false negative rates for endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) and esophageal ultrasound (EUS) for mediastinal (N2) lymph nodes are unknown...
  15. doi request reprint Changes in pulmonary function tests after neoadjuvant therapy predict postoperative complications
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:930-5; discussion 935-6. 2009
    ..Neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy increases the risk of pulmonary resection. Changes in specific pulmonary function tests may be predictive...
  16. doi request reprint Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound in patients with esophageal cancer predicted to have N0 disease
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:636-41. 2011
    ..Previous reports suggest that it is frequently incorrect when it predicts a patient to be N0. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of EUS-FNA in patients clinically staged N0...
  17. ncbi request reprint Ratio of the maximum standardized uptake value on FDG-PET of the mediastinal (N2) lymph nodes to the primary tumor may be a universal predictor of nodal malignancy in patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1826-9; discussion 1829-30. 2007
    ..However, the maxSUV varies among PET scanners. Thus, we evaluated the ratio of the maxSUV of the lymph node to the primary tumor at different centers to determine whether it was a universal predictor of lymph node malignancy...
  18. doi request reprint Is palpation of the nonresected pulmonary lobe(s) required for patients with non-small cell lung cancer? A prospective study
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:261-8. 2008
    ..Video-assisted lobectomy is an increasingly used technique to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer but it does not usually afford lung palpation...
  19. doi request reprint A nondivided intercostal muscle flap further reduces pain of thoracotomy: a prospective randomized trial
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1901-6; discussion 1906-7. 2008
    ..The pain of thoracotomy may be related to trauma to the intercostal nerves...
  20. doi request reprint The Society of Thoracic Surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1642-8. 2011
    ..For palmar and axillary, palmar, axillary and pedal and for axillary-only hyperhidrosis interruptions at R4 and R5 are recommended. The top of R3 is best for craniofacial hyperhidrosis...
  21. doi request reprint Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry
    Usman Ahmad
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8062, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:935-40; discussion 940-1. 2012
    ..To compare outcomes of lung transplantation for advanced BAC, we studied this population in a compulsory, prospectively maintained database...
  22. ncbi request reprint Satellite pulmonary nodule in the same lobe (T4N0) should not be staged as IIIB non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1808-13; discussion 1813-4. 2006
    ..Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer depends on stage. Patients with T4 lesions represent a heterogeneous group...
  23. ncbi request reprint The maximum standardized uptake values on integrated FDG-PET/CT is useful in differentiating benign from malignant pulmonary nodules
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1016-20. 2006
    ..Positron emission tomography (PET) is often used for an indeterminate pulmonary nodule...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary resection after high-dose and low-dose chest irradiation
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1224-30; discussion 1230. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of pulmonary resection after low and high dose neoadjuvant radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Restaging patients with N2 (stage IIIa) non-small cell lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy: a prospective study
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Department of Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1229-35. 2006
    ..The accuracy of restaging in patients with stage IIIa non-small cell lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy is unknown...
  26. ncbi request reprint Distribution and likelihood of lymph node metastasis based on the lobar location of nonsmall-cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1969-73; discussion 1973. 2006
    ..Knowledge of the N2 station most likely to be malignant based on the lobar location of the primary may help guide biopsies...
  27. doi request reprint Initial consecutive experience of completely portal robotic pulmonary resection with 4 arms
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:740-6. 2011
    ..Many general thoracic surgeons are learning robotic pulmonary resection...
  28. doi request reprint Technical aspects and early results of robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosis
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:90-6. 2013
    ..Minimally invasive esophagectomy with a chest anastomosis has advantages. We present technical lessons learned and early results...
  29. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic and robotic dissection of mediastinal lymph nodes
    Douglas J Minnich
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street South, 716 ZRB, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:215-8. 2012
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Management of subcutaneous emphysema after pulmonary resection
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1759-63; discussion 1764-5. 2008
    ..Subcutaneous emphysema (SE) after pulmonary resection is troublesome and has been poorly studied...
  31. doi request reprint Inflow and outflow occlusion technique of the pulmonary artery and veins for the technically difficult left upper lobectomy
    Douglas J Minnich
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:353-6. 2012
    ..The inflow-outflow occlusion technique features: dividing the superior pulmonary vein first, then proximal control by clamping the main pulmonary artery (PA), and then distal control by clamping the inferior pulmonary vein...
  32. doi request reprint The benefits of continuous and digital air leak assessment after elective pulmonary resection: a prospective study
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:396-401. 2008
    ..Air leaks remain the most common pulmonary complication after elective pulmonary resection, yet their assessment, unlike other clinical bedside indicators, remains analogue and not digital...
  33. ncbi request reprint Repeat FDG-PET after neoadjuvant therapy is a predictor of pathologic response in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1903-9; discussion 1909. 2004
    ....
  34. doi request reprint The treatment of patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer from N2 disease: who returns to the surgical arena and who survives
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:912-20; discussion 912-20. 2008
    ..Stage IIIA non-small cell lung (NSCLC) from N2 disease is common, but represents a heterogeneous group of patients. Predictors of who completes their neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and undergoes subsequent surgical resection are unknown...
  35. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of integrated PET-CT compared with dedicated PET alone for the staging of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1017-23; discussion 1017-23. 2004
    ..We evaluated the accuracy of staging using integrated positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) and compared it with dedicated PET visually correlated with CT scan...
  36. ncbi request reprint Accessing the aortopulmonary window (#5) and the paraaortic (#6) lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:940-5. 2007
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Optimal technique for the removal of chest tubes after pulmonary resection
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:1535-9. 2013
    ..The objective is to determine the optimal manner to remove a chest tube after pulmonary resection...
  38. ncbi request reprint The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration, integrated positron emission tomography with computed tomography, and computed tomography in restaging patients with esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1232-41. 2005
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Non-imaged pulmonary nodules discovered during thoracotomy for metastasectomy by lung palpation
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:786-91; discussion 791. 2009
    ..Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is an increasingly used technique to treat patients with pulmonary metastases, but it does not usually afford lung palpation...
  40. doi request reprint Pulmonary resection after concurrent chemotherapy and high dose (60Gy) radiation for non-small cell lung cancer is safe and may provide increased survival
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, 703 19th Street S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:718-23; discussion 723. 2009
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high output
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:269-73. 2008
    ..Many patients have their hospital discharge delayed because their chest tube drainage is too high, despite the fact that there are no data to support the commonly used 250 mL/day threshold...
  42. ncbi request reprint The maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of a non-small cell lung cancer predict stage, recurrence, and survival
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section on Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Boulevard, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:151-9. 2005
    ..We sought to assess whether the standard uptake value of a pulmonary nodule is an independent predictor of biologic aggressiveness...
  43. doi request reprint Daily chest roentgenograms are unnecessary in nonhypoxic patients who have undergone pulmonary resection by thoracotomy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:440-3. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the clinical benefit of performing a daily chest roentgenogram (CXR) on patients who have had a pulmonary resection...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictors of survival and disease-free survival in patients with resected N1 non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:182-8; discussion 189-90. 2007
    ..Factors that predict poor survival or increased risk of recurrence for patients with N1 disease may be dependent on tumor characteristics...
  45. doi request reprint Different diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide as predictors of respiratory morbidity
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:405-10; discussion 410-1. 2009
    ..However, there are several Dlco values reported and it is unknown which ones are important predictors of postoperative morbidity...
  46. ncbi request reprint The clinical stage of non-small cell lung cancer as assessed by means of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomographic/computed tomographic scanning is less accurate in cigarette smokers
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1363-8. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effect smoking has on the accuracy of this test...
  47. doi request reprint Restaging after neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for N2 non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:417-21, vii. 2008
    ..Some may even argue that it is a necessary step before resection. In this article we review the best ways to restage patients with N2 disease after they have completed their neoadjuvant therapy...
  48. doi request reprint The influence of preoperative risk stratification on fast-tracking patients after pulmonary resection
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:113-8. 2008
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Management of thoracic esophageal perforations
    Douglas J Minnich
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:931-7. 2011
    ..To assess our results of a prospective algorithm applied to patients with thoracic esophageal perforation...
  50. ncbi request reprint Improving the inaccuracies of clinical staging of patients with NSCLC: a prospective trial
    Robert James Cerfolio
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1207-13; discussion 1213-4. 2005
    ..Clinical stage affects the care of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer...
  51. doi request reprint Is botulinum toxin injection of the pylorus during Ivor Lewis [corrected] esophagogastrectomy the optimal drainage strategy?
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:565-72. 2009
    ..The optimal management of the pylorus during esophagogastrectomy is unknown. Pyloromyotomy and pyloroplasty cause early edema and risk long-term bile reflux; however, the lack of pyloric drainage might risk early aspiration...
  52. doi request reprint Change in maximum standardized uptake value on repeat positron emission tomography after chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer identifies complete responders
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:605-9. 2009
    ..The objective was to identify whether repeat positron emission tomography scan after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer predicted a complete response...
  53. ncbi request reprint Surgical techniques and results for partial or circumferential sleeve resection of the pulmonary artery for patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1971-6; discussion 1976-7. 2007
    ..We assessed our experience with partial or circumferential resection of the pulmonary artery during lobectomy...
  54. doi request reprint A prospective study to determine the incidence of non-imaged malignant pulmonary nodules in patients who undergo metastasectomy by thoracotomy with lung palpation
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1696-700; discussion 1700-1. 2011
    ..To prospectively assess the incidence of non-imaged malignant nodules in patients who undergo thoracotomy for metastasectomy with bimanual lung palpation...
  55. ncbi request reprint Survival and outcomes of pulmonary resection for non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly: a nested case-control study
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:424-9; discussion 429-30. 2006
    ..We assessed the morbidity, mortality, and long-term survival of pulmonary resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in elderly patients in three subgroups: 70 years or greater, 75 years or greater, and 80 years or greater...
  56. ncbi request reprint The role of FDG-PET scan in staging patients with nonsmall cell carcinoma
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:861-6. 2003
    ..To assess the role of flourodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan in staging patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  57. doi request reprint Rigid bronchoscopy and surgical resection for broncholithiasis and calcified mediastinal lymph nodes
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:186-90. 2008
    ..Patients with calcified mediastinal lymph nodes who have hemoptysis or lithoptysis represent a challenging therapeutic dilemma...
  58. ncbi request reprint The role of integrated positron emission tomography-computerized tomography in evaluating and staging patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:192-200. 2007
    ..Finally, its use as a tool for postoperative surveillance is under study...
  59. doi request reprint The removal of chest tubes despite an air leak or a pneumothorax
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1690-4; discussion 1694-6. 2009
    ..The presence of an air leak is currently a contraindication for removal of a chest tube. The objective of this series was to evaluate the safety of chest tube removal in patients with an air leak...
  60. doi request reprint General thoracic surgery is safe in patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix)
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:970-6. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the safety of general thoracic surgery in patients taking antiplatelet (clopidogrel) therapy...
  61. doi request reprint Optimal care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer reduces perioperative morbidity
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:22-33. 2011
    ..The objective is to test the concept of "pay for performance" for patients with non-small cell lung cancer...
  62. ncbi request reprint Fast tracking after Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 126:1187-94. 2004
    ..We streamlined our care using an algorithm for the postoperative care of patients who undergo Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy to try to reduce hospital stay to 7 days and maintain safety and patient satisfaction...
  63. doi request reprint Does minimally invasive thoracic surgery warrant fast tracking of thoracic surgical patients?
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:301-4. 2008
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  64. ncbi request reprint Maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of esophageal cancer predicts stage, tumor biology, and survival
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:391-4; discussion 394-5. 2006
    ..The stage of esophageal cancer is currently determined by the anatomic TNM classification system as opposed to information about tumor biology...
  65. ncbi request reprint Intercostal muscle flap reduces the pain of thoracotomy: a prospective randomized trial
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Birmingham Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:987-93. 2005
    ..Thoracotomy is associated with significant pain and morbidity...
  66. doi request reprint The management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street South, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:399-405. 2010
    ..Most patients with persistent air leaks can be discharged home safely on an outpatient device and have their tubes removed in 2 to 3 weeks even if they still have an air leak...
  67. ncbi request reprint A prospective, double-blinded, randomized trial evaluating the use of preemptive analgesia of the skin before thoracotomy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1055-8. 2003
    ..Thoracic surgeons spend a lot of time treating the pain of thoracotomy...
  68. ncbi request reprint The management of chest tubes in patients with a pneumothorax and an air leak after pulmonary resection
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 128:816-20. 2005
    ..Placing chest tubes to water seal is superior for patients with an air leak, but when a patient has a pneumothorax and an air leak the best chest tube setting is unknown...
  69. doi request reprint Photodynamic laser therapy for lesions in the airway
    Douglas J Minnich
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1744-8; discussion 1748-9. 2010
    ..Photodynamic therapy is a nonthermal laser used for obstructive, bloody lesions in the airway...
  70. doi request reprint Effect of sympathectomy level on the incidence of compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis
    Daniel L Miller
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:581-5. 2009
    ..Controversy exists as to which and how many levels treated carry the lowest incidence of compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis...
  71. ncbi request reprint Intracostal sutures decrease the pain of thoracotomy
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:407-11; discussion 411-2. 2003
    ..General thoracic surgeons spend much time dealing and treating patients' pain after thoracotomy...
  72. ncbi request reprint Intercostal muscle flap to buttress the bronchus at risk and the thoracic esophageal-gastric anastomosis
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1017-20. 2005
    ..We assessed our outcomes using an intercostal muscle flap harvested with cautery prior to chest retraction...
  73. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with talc pleurodesis for porous diaphragm syndrome in patients with refractory hepatic hydrothorax
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:457-9. 2006
    ..Patients with recurrent, refractory hepatic hydrothorax from porous diaphragm syndrome represent a therapeutic challenge with few options...
  74. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative solumedrol helps prevent postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1029-33; discussion 1033-5. 2003
    ..We theorized that an intraoperative dose of intravenous steroids (as a prophylactic measure to reduce pulmonary injury to the remaining lung) just before pulmonary artery ligation might decrease this problem...
  75. doi request reprint Is the "perfect Fontan" operation routinely achievable in the modern era?
    James K Kirklin
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Cardiol Young 18:328-36. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that a "perfect" outcome is routinely achievable in the current era when using a standardized surgical procedure...
  76. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using single-lumen endotracheal tube anesthesia
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Chest 126:281-5. 2004
    ..We evaluated a single-lumen endotracheal tube (SLET) for VATS for drainage of pleural effusions and pleural biopsies...
  77. ncbi request reprint Native aortic valve insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devices
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:e6-8. 2006
    ..Two of the repairs have been durable for more than 1 year and aspirin appears to be sufficient anticoagulation...
  78. ncbi request reprint Esophageal trauma
    Ayesha S Bryant
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 65294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:63-72. 2007
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