Neil A Christie

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Esophageal palliation--photodynamic therapy/stents/brachytherapy
    Neil A Christie
    Division of Foregut and Thoracic Surgery, Shadyside Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715 Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:569-82. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Management of pleural space: effusions and empyema
    Neil A Christie
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 90:919-34. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Minimally-invasive esophagomyotomy in 200 consecutive patients: factors influencing postoperative outcomes
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1729-34. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:857-64. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Should endobronchial ultrasonography be part of the thoracic surgeon's armamentarium?
    Sebastien Gilbert
    University of Pittsburgh, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:413-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:597-604. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgical treatment of sigmoidal esophagus in achalasia
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Shadyside Medical Building, Suite 715, 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1029-35; discussion 1035-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Endobronchial ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy
    Sebastien Gilbert
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:896-900; discussion 901-2. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of surgical techniques for early-stage thymoma: feasibility of minimally invasive thymectomy and comparison with open resection
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:694-701. 2011
  10. pmc Image-guided radiofrequency ablation of lung neoplasm in 100 consecutive patients by a thoracic surgical service
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1601-6; discussion 1607-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Esophageal palliation--photodynamic therapy/stents/brachytherapy
    Neil A Christie
    Division of Foregut and Thoracic Surgery, Shadyside Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715 Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 85:569-82. 2005
    ..Further comparative studies may help further delineate the relative merits of these treatments and the optimal treatment of patients with malignant obstruction...
  2. doi request reprint Management of pleural space: effusions and empyema
    Neil A Christie
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 90:919-34. 2010
    ..Also discussed are the therapeutic options for the 2 most common causes of pleural effusions encountered by the surgeon: pleural sepsis and malignant pleural effusions...
  3. doi request reprint Minimally-invasive esophagomyotomy in 200 consecutive patients: factors influencing postoperative outcomes
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1729-34. 2008
    ..The primary objective of this study was to review our experience with minimally-invasive esophagomyotomy as primary therapy for achalasia, and to identify those clinical variables most predictive of myotomy failure...
  4. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:857-64. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation as an alternative treatment option for high-risk patients with stage I non-small lung cancer...
  5. doi request reprint Should endobronchial ultrasonography be part of the thoracic surgeon's armamentarium?
    Sebastien Gilbert
    University of Pittsburgh, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:413-8. 2009
    ..The study objective was to determine the clinical usefulness and accuracy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes...
  6. doi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:597-604. 2009
    ..We report our initial experience with stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer by a team of thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists...
  7. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgical treatment of sigmoidal esophagus in achalasia
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Shadyside Medical Building, Suite 715, 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1029-35; discussion 1035-6. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to review our experience with minimally invasive myotomy (MIM) and minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in the treatment of these patients...
  8. doi request reprint Endobronchial ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy
    Sebastien Gilbert
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:896-900; discussion 901-2. 2009
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to detect cancer in patients with radiographically abnormal mediastinal lymph nodes...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of surgical techniques for early-stage thymoma: feasibility of minimally invasive thymectomy and comparison with open resection
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:694-701. 2011
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of VATS thymectomy for the treatment of early-stage thymoma and to compare the outcomes with those after open resection...
  10. pmc Image-guided radiofrequency ablation of lung neoplasm in 100 consecutive patients by a thoracic surgical service
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1601-6; discussion 1607-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate computed tomography-guided RFA for high-risk patients and report our initial experience in 100 consecutive patients by a thoracic surgical service...
  11. doi request reprint Surgical resection is justified in non-small cell lung cancer patients with node negative T4 satellite lesions
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:893-9. 2009
    ..Controversy exists as to the optimal management of these patients. Our objectives were to evaluate the outcomes in surgically resected patients with a T4 satellite lesion and to analyze the prognostic factors associated with outcome...
  12. doi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of lung neoplasm: experience in 100 consecutive patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1594-600; discussion 1600. 2009
    ..We report our initial experience with stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of lung neoplasm in 100 consecutive patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive myotomy for achalasia in the elderly
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St, Suite C 800, Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, 15261, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:862-5. 2008
    ..The associated morbidity and mortality of MIM in the elderly are not well defined. The objective of this study was to review our experience with MIM in the elderly...
  14. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of laparoscopic fundoplication in controlling pulmonary symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Hiran C Fernando
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA
    Surgery 138:612-6; discussion 616-7. 2005
    ..The effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) in controlling PS among patients with medically recalcitrant GERD is poorly documented. We evaluated our results in controlling important PS in patients with GERD undergoing LF...
  15. doi request reprint Outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy: review of over 1000 patients
    James D Luketich
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Ann Surg 256:95-103. 2012
    ..Esophagectomy is a complex operation and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In an attempt to lower morbidity, we have adopted a minimally invasive approach to esophagectomy...
  16. doi request reprint Polyflex expandable stents in the treatment of esophageal disease: initial experience
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1968-72; discussion 1973. 2008
    ..The main objective of this study is to evaluate our initial experience with Polyflex expandable stents in the treatment of esophageal disease from two institutions...
  17. doi request reprint Long-term results of a phase II trial of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by esophagectomy for locally advanced esophageal neoplasm
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1930-6; discussion 1936-7. 2008
    ..We report the long-term results of our phase II study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, followed by esophagectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy for potentially resectable esophageal carcinoma...
  18. pmc Postesophagectomy chylothorax: incidence, risk factors, and outcomes
    Rachit D Shah
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:897-903; discussion 903-4. 2012
    ..This study evaluated the rate of postesophagectomy chylothorax, identified associated risk factors, and compared postoperative outcomes in patients with and without chylothorax...
  19. doi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer: rationale, patient selection, results, and complications
    Neil A Christie
    The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:290-7. 2008
    ..Prospective trials are underway in our institution and others to evaluate stereotactic radiosurgery for early stage lung neoplasm. This article summarizes the role of stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of lung cancer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy with curative intent for Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia and superficial esophageal cancer
    Samuel B Keeley
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2406-10. 2007
    ..Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used to palliate advanced, obstructing, or bleeding esophageal cancers (ECs) and Barrett's high-grade dysplasia (HGD). Few investigators, though, have described using PDT to cure either disease...
  21. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive operation for esophageal diverticula
    Hiran C Fernando
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2076-80. 2005
    ..Mid and lower esophageal diverticula are rare entities usually managed by open operation. Morbidity can be significant with these complex procedures. This study evaluates our results of minimally invasive surgery for esophageal diverticula...
  22. ncbi request reprint Stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment of lung neoplasm: initial experience
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1820-4; discussion 1824-5. 2007
    ..Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) may offer an alternative option for high-risk patients who are not surgical candidates. We report our initial experience with SRS in the treatment of lung neoplasm...
  23. pmc Outcomes after a decade of laparoscopic giant paraesophageal hernia repair
    James D Luketich
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:395-404, 404.e1. 2010
    ..Our objective was to compare our current approach and outcomes for laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernia with our previous experience...
  24. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in marginal surgical candidates
    Hiran C Fernando
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Goregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:639-44. 2005
    ..Radiofrequency ablation represents a potential less invasive option for these patients. Our initial experience with radiofrequency ablation for peripheral, primary non-small cell lung cancer is reported...
  25. pmc Minimally invasive esophagectomy in the elderly
    Yaron Perry
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery and The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    JSLS 6:299-304. 2002
    ..The objective of this report was to summarize our experience with MIE in the elderly...
  26. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy for endobronchial metastases from nonbronchogenic primaries
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:370-5; discussion 375. 2003
    ..Endobronchial metastases (EBM) occur in 2% of nonbronchogenic malignancies and frequently present with hemoptysis or dyspnea. This report summarizes our recent experience with photodynamic therapy (PDT) for EBM...
  27. pmc Minimally invasive esophagectomy: outcomes in 222 patients
    James D Luketich
    Division of Thoracic Surgery and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh 15213, USA
    Ann Surg 238:486-94; discussion 494-5. 2003
    ..To assess our outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after minimally invasive reoperation for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    James D Luketich
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:328-31; discussion 331-2. 2002
    ..Increasingly, surgeons are performing minimally invasive reoperations. This report summarizes our experience with laparoscopic reoperative antireflux surgery (LRAS)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mutational changes in involved N1 lymph nodes with those in primary tumors in stage II non-small cell lung cancer: a pilot study
    Hiran C Fernando
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, UPMC Presbyterian, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:87-91. 2004
    ..This study compared mutational changes in involved lymph nodes and primary tumors from patients with stage II non-small cell lung cancer to determine whether risk factors for recurrence could be identified...
  30. pmc Outcomes of minimally invasive antireflux operations in the elderly: a comparative review
    Hiran C Fernando
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3221, USA
    JSLS 7:311-5. 2003
    ..The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of age following laparoscopic fundoplication (LF)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Fluorescent bronchoscopy
    Sebastien Gilbert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite C800, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 14:71-7, viii. 2004
    ..Analysis of bronchial epithelium with novel techniques such as genomic hybridization and gene expression arrays might provide even better predictors of progression of dysplastic endobronchial lesions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Case 4. Pulmonary stent migration and ingestion in a lung cancer patient
    Jason W Brown
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1478-9. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Results of laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias: 200 consecutive patients
    Andrew F Pierre
    Division of Thoracic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1909-15; discussion 1915-6. 2002
    ..Increasingly, a laparoscopic approach is being applied to more complex esophageal surgery. Our objective was to update our growing experience with laparoscopic repair of GPEH...
  34. pmc Nicotine signals through muscle-type and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in both human bronchial epithelial cells and airway fibroblasts
    Diane L Carlisle
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Respir Res 5:27. 2004
    ..We examined nAChR subunit expression in short-term cultures of human airway cells derived from a series of never smokers, ex-smokers, and active smokers...
  35. ncbi request reprint Photodynamic therapy as palliation for esophageal cancer: experience in 215 patients
    Virginia R Litle
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1687-92; discussion 1692-3. 2003
    ..Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes a photosensitizing agent, light, and oxygen to endoscopically ablate cancer cells. This review summarizes our experience with PDT for the palliation of bleeding or obstructing esophageal cancer (EC)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary malignant tumors in nonsurgical candidates
    Luis J Herrera
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:929-37. 2003
    ..Radiofrequency ablation is frequently used for hepatic malignant tumors, but few reports exist regarding its use for lung tumors. We report our experience with radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of pulmonary malignant tumors...