Robert J Cerfolio

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Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quality of life after pulmonary resections
    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 23:437-42. 2013
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Minimally invasive chest wall resection: sparing the overlying, uninvolved extrathoracic musculature of the chest
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, JH Estes Chair of Lung Cancer Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1744-7. 2012
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Operative techniques in robotic thoracic surgery for inferior or posterior mediastinal pathology
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th St S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:1138-43. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The management of anticoagulants perioperatively
    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 22:29-34, v-vi. 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi 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

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  1. doi request reprint Quality of life after pulmonary resections
    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 23:437-42. 2013
    ..Recent studies have also shown the correlation between QOL and survival after resection. In this article the literature concerning QOL after pulmonary resection is reviewed. ..
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Minimally invasive chest wall resection: sparing the overlying, uninvolved extrathoracic musculature of the chest
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, JH Estes Chair of Lung Cancer Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1744-7. 2012
    ..Ribs with invading cancer are resected from inside of the chest instead of cutting the uninvolved muscles over them. The approach used can be a thoracotomy, robotic, or video-assisted technique...
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Operative techniques in robotic thoracic surgery for inferior or posterior mediastinal pathology
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th St S, ZRB 739, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:1138-43. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the robot for resection of these tumors...
  6. doi request reprint The management of anticoagulants perioperatively
    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 22:29-34, v-vi. 2012
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Re: operative complications and early mortality after induction therapy for lung cancer
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:717-8. 2007
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph node in patients with suspected lung cancer after positron emission tomography and computed tomography scans
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:263-8. 2005
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  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint A large single-center experience of EUS-guided FNA of the left and right adrenal glands: diagnostic utility and impact on patient management
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:745-53. 2010
    ..EUS-guided FNA of the left and right adrenals has been described, but data are very limited...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of staging transesophageal EUS on treatment and survival in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:193-8. 2008
    ..Transesophageal EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) is safe, accurate, and cost effective in staging patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the impact of EUS-FNA on patient survival has not been demonstrated...
  27. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and prior negative mediastinoscopy
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1231-9. 2005
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  28. 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
    ....
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint Transduodenal EUS-guided FNA of the right adrenal gland
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:522-7. 2008
    ..EUS-guided FNA is commonly performed to sample peri-intestinal targets such as the pancreas, lymph nodes, and the left adrenal gland. To our knowledge, EUS-guided FNA of the right adrenal gland has not been reported...
  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. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. 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)...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Predictors of alveolar air leaks
    David B Loran
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0528, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:477-88. 2002
    ....
  51. 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with talc pleurodesis in the management of symptomatic hepatic hydrothorax
    Dino Ferrante
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 005, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:3172-5. 2002
    ..We report the outcomes of 15 patients who underwent this procedure for significantly symptomatic disease...
  53. 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...
  54. 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
    ....
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. doi request reprint Digital and smart chest drainage systems to monitor air leaks: the birth of a new era?
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street, SZRB 736, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:413-20. 2010
    ..These may afford earlier mobilization of patients because the pleural drainage chamber is attached to a battery-powered smart suction device. In this article we review the clinical experiences using these new devices...
  59. ncbi request reprint Differences in epidemiology, histology, and survival between cigarette smokers and never-smokers who develop non-small cell lung cancer
    Ayesha Bryant
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 132:185-92. 2007
    ..The impact that smoking cigarettes has on the characteristics and survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is disputed...
  60. ncbi request reprint Total port approach for robotic lobectomy
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Lung Cancer Research, 739 Zeigler Research Building, 703 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA Electronic address
    Thorac Surg Clin 24:151-6, v. 2014
    ....
  61. 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...
  62. doi request reprint Starting a robotic program in general thoracic surgery: why, how, and lessons learned
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1729-36; discussion 1736-7. 2011
    ..We report our experience in starting a robotic program in thoracic surgery...
  63. doi request reprint Cervical esophageal perforations at the time of endoscopic ultrasound: a prospective evaluation of frequency, outcomes, and patient management
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 Third Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:53-6. 2009
    ..We prospectively investigated the frequency of CEP-EUS and the outcomes and management of patients sustaining CEP-EUS...
  64. doi request reprint Bronchoscopic management of prolonged air leak
    Douglas E Wood
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endowed Chair of Lung Cancer Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Clin Chest Med 31:127-33, Table of Contents. 2010
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  65. 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...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. doi request reprint Dosimetric analysis of imaging changes following pulmonary stereotactic body radiation therapy
    Brendan M Prendergast
    Department of Radiation Oncology Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 55:90-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether late patterns of pulmonary fibrosis are related to specific radiation doses administered during thoracic stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in the treatment of air leaks
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 11:319-23. 2005
    ..The decision making process used to manage air leaks and chest tubes that control them has been, until very recently, based on opinions and training preferences as opposed to facts derived from randomized clinical trials...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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
    ....
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Positron emission tomography scanning with 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose as a predictor of response of neoadjuvant treatment for non-small cell carcinoma
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:938-44. 2003
    ..We compared positron emission tomographic scanning with 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDP-PET scanning) with computed tomographic scanning to evaluate their ability to predict this response for the primary tumor, N1 and N2 lymph nodes...
  79. ncbi request reprint Advances in thoracostomy tube management
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Boulevard, THT Room 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 82:833-48, vii. 2002
    ..The classification system, when to use wall suction, when to use water seal, and how to safely discharge patients by the fourth postoperative day-even with air leaks-are outlined...
  80. ncbi request reprint Chest tube management after pulmonary resection
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT Room 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:507-27. 2002
    ..This article has provided a detailed description of the entire decision-making process of chest tube management. Although these protocols were derived from prospective randomized trials, further studies are needed...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  84. 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...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. 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
    ....
  89. 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
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th St S, ZRB 736, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:958. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Chylothorax after esophagogastrectomy
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:49-52. 2006
    ..Following these principles minimizes the morbidity of a serious postoperative complication...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi 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...
  95. 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...
  96. doi request reprint Angiomyolipoma of the anterior mediastinum
    Carrie S Knight
    Department of Pathology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 12:293-5. 2008
    ..Immunohistochemical stains revealed positivity for smooth muscle actin and HMB-45, revealing the expression of smooth muscle and melanocytic markers characteristic of angiomyolipoma and other lesions in the PEComa family...
  97. doi request reprint Outcomes of patients with gynecologic malignancies undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion
    Jenny M Whitworth
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 125:646-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated the indications and outcomes of patients with known gynecologic malignancies that underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion...
  98. doi request reprint Decision making in the management of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in patients with severe emphysema
    K Robert Shen
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, 200 First Street, Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 19:233-8. 2009
    ..In addition, pleurodesis along with pleurectomy should be considered in those patients who are safe operative candidates. These techniques help prevent future pneumothoraces from bleb rupture in the patients who have COPD...
  99. pmc Targeting lung cancer using an infectivity enhanced CXCR4-CRAd
    Zeng B Zhu
    Division of Human Gene Therapy, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35291, USA
    Lung Cancer 55:145-56. 2007
    ..In addition, this agent has the potential of targeting multiple other tumor cell types. From these data, the CRAd-CXCR4.RGD appears to be a promising novel CRAd agent for lung cancer targeting with low host toxicity...
  100. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis of foregut duplication cysts: the value of demonstrating detached ciliary tufts in cyst fluid
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Cancer 102:253-8. 2004
    ..In this study, the authors describe the utility of demonstrating detached ciliary tufts (DCTs) in the diagnosis of foregut duplication cysts with EUS-FNA...
  101. ncbi request reprint Survival after resection of synchronous non-small cell lung cancer
    Thomas Fabian
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:547-53. 2011
    ..Our objective was to determine the long-term survival of patients with resected synchronous multiple pulmonary malignant tumors...