Benjamin D Kozower

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Affiliation: University of Virginia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gene transfer of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor improves the function of lung allografts
    Tsutomu Tagawa
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1558-63. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer resection volume: is procedure volume really an indicator of quality?
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:93-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The relationship between hospital lung cancer resection volume and patient mortality risk
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Surg 254:1032-7. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Hospital procedure volume should not be used as a measure of surgical quality
    Damien J LaPar
    Departments of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Ann Surg 256:606-15. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Hospital esophageal cancer resection volume does not predict patient mortality risk
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1690-6; discussion 1696-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The impact of the lung allocation score on short-term transplantation outcomes: a multicenter study
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:166-71. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Does positron emission tomography prevent nontherapeutic pulmonary resections for clinical stage IA lung cancer?
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1166-9; discussion 1169-70. 2008
  8. doi request reprint A thoracic surgeon-directed tobacco cessation intervention
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:926-30; discussion 930. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint STS database risk models: predictors of mortality and major morbidity for lung cancer resection
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:875-81; discussion 881-3. 2010
  10. pmc Donor factors are associated with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation
    Sara A Hennessy
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1555-62. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Gene transfer of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor improves the function of lung allografts
    Tsutomu Tagawa
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1558-63. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to demonstrate efficient in vivo gene transfer of a soluble type I tumor necrosis factor receptor fusion protein (sTNF-RI-Ig) and determine its effects on lung allograft acute rejection...
  2. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer resection volume: is procedure volume really an indicator of quality?
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:93-8. 2012
    ..Careful examination of the literature demonstrates that lung cancer resection volume is not strongly associated with mortality and should not be used as a proxy measure for quality...
  3. doi request reprint The relationship between hospital lung cancer resection volume and patient mortality risk
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Surg 254:1032-7. 2011
    ..To evaluate the volume-outcome relationship after lung cancer resection using 3 alternative measures of the effect of volume...
  4. doi request reprint Hospital procedure volume should not be used as a measure of surgical quality
    Damien J LaPar
    Departments of Surgery and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Ann Surg 256:606-15. 2012
    ..However, controversy exists regarding the strength and validity of the evidence for the volume-outcome association. The purpose of this study was to reevaluate the volume-outcome relationship for these procedures...
  5. doi request reprint Hospital esophageal cancer resection volume does not predict patient mortality risk
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1690-6; discussion 1696-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the volume-outcome relationship for esophageal cancer resection in a large population dataset and to compare 3alternative techniques for measuring the effect of volume...
  6. doi request reprint The impact of the lung allocation score on short-term transplantation outcomes: a multicenter study
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:166-71. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the lung allocation score on short-term outcomes after lung transplantation...
  7. doi request reprint Does positron emission tomography prevent nontherapeutic pulmonary resections for clinical stage IA lung cancer?
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1166-9; discussion 1169-70. 2008
    ..This study evaluates whether PET prevents nontherapeutic pulmonary resections in clinical stage IA patients by finding advanced disease or by declaring a nodule as benign...
  8. doi request reprint A thoracic surgeon-directed tobacco cessation intervention
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:926-30; discussion 930. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate a brief tobacco cessation intervention offered by surgeons in an outpatient thoracic surgery clinic...
  9. ncbi request reprint STS database risk models: predictors of mortality and major morbidity for lung cancer resection
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:875-81; discussion 881-3. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to create models for perioperative risk of lung cancer resection using the STS GTDB (Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database)...
  10. pmc Donor factors are associated with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation
    Sara A Hennessy
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1555-62. 2010
    ..Recipient and perioperative risk factors have been investigated in BOS, but less is known about donor factors. Therefore, we investigated what donor factors are important in the development of BOS...
  11. pmc Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and tumor marker expression in non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:43-8. 2009
    ..However, there are limited data correlating FDG-PET with tumor markers. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of tumor marker expression with FDG-PET maximal standardized uptake values in NSCLC...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of hospital discharge to an extended care facility after major general thoracic surgery
    Dustin M Walters
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Am Surg 80:284-9. 2014
    ..Early identification of these patients may improve patient discharge planning and reduce hospital length of stay after major thoracic surgery. ..
  13. pmc Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome occurs earlier in the post-lung allocation score era
    Abbas Emaminia
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:1278-82. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of LAS on the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome as well as on overall 3-year and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-related survival...
  14. doi request reprint Marginal pulmonary function should not preclude lobectomy in selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew D Taylor
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:738-44; Discussion 744-6. 2014
    ..We compared the outcomes of patients undergoing lobectomy with M-PFTs characterized by 2 accepted M-PFT criteria...
  15. doi request reprint Pulmonary resections performed at hospitals with thoracic surgery residency programs have superior outcomes
    Castigliano M Bhamidipati
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 145:60-6, 67.e1-2; discussion 66-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that morbidity and mortality for these procedures are different between hospitals and that operations performed at TR teaching hospitals have superior results...
  16. doi request reprint The effect of surgeon volume on mortality for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Damien J LaPar
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:854-63. 2012
    ..However, the true effect of surgeon volume on outcomes after OPCAB remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of surgeon volume on risk-adjusted mortality after OPCAB...
  17. doi request reprint Differences in reported esophageal cancer resection outcomes between national clinical and administrative databases
    Damien J LaPar
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:1152-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the GTSD esophagectomy outcomes are representative of nationwide outcomes by comparing them with other national clinical and administrative databases...
  18. doi request reprint Tumor recurrence after complete resection for non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew D Taylor
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1813-20; discussion 1820-1. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify independent perioperative and pathologic variables that are associated with NSCLC recurrence after complete surgical resection...
  19. pmc Gender, race, and socioeconomic status affects outcomes after lung cancer resections in the United States
    Damien J LaPar
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:434-9. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that risk-adjusted outcomes for lung cancer resections would not be influenced by these factors...
  20. doi request reprint Lymph node ratio predicts recurrence and survival after R0 resection for non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew D Taylor
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1163-70. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate LNR as a predictor of recurrence and survival after R0 resection for NSCLC...
  21. pmc Predicted risk of mortality models: surgeons need to understand limitations of the University HealthSystem Consortium models
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:551-6. 2009
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  22. doi request reprint Effects of induction immunosuppression regimen on acute rejection, bronchiolitis obliterans, and survival after lung transplantation
    Gorav Ailawadi
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:594-602. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that daclizumab results in less acute rejection and bronchiolitis obliterans and better survival than antithymocyte globulin...
  23. pmc Geographic distance between donor and recipient does not influence outcomes after lung transplantation
    Sara A Hennessy
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1847-53. 2011
    ..Expanding the donor pool would be beneficial. We investigated the importance of geographic distance between the donor and recipient and hypothesized that it would not be a critical determinant of outcomes after lung transplantation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Radiotracer-guided thoracoscopic resection is a cost-effective technique for the evaluation of subcentimeter pulmonary nodules
    Eric L Grogan
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:934-40; discussion 934-40. 2008
    ..Decision analysis, used to model cost and effectiveness, is useful to compare treatment options. We hypothesize that RGTR strategy is more cost-effective compared with thoracotomy for subcentimeter pulmonary nodules...
  25. pmc Seasonal variation influences outcomes following lung cancer resections
    Damien J LaPar
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:83-90. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that postoperative outcomes following surgical resection for lung cancer within the United States would not be impacted by operative season...
  26. pmc Postoperative mortality is an inadequate quality indicator for lung cancer resection
    Yinin Hu
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:973-9; discussion 978-9. 2014
    ..However, such metrics may be incapable of identifying performance outliers. The purpose of this study was to compare different measures of postoperative mortality after lung cancer resection using a large multiinstitutional database...
  27. pmc Influence of hemodialysis on clinical outcomes after lung transplantation
    Sara A Hennessy
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Surg Res 183:916-21. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that hemodialysis (HD)-dependent AKI after lung transplantation is associated with significant mortality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Induction chemoradiotherapy and surgery for esophageal cancer: survival benefit with downstaging
    Matthew D Taylor
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:225-30: discussion 230-1. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of induction chemoradiation therapy on perioperative and postoperative outcomes as well as the effect of downstaging in patients with esophageal cancer...
  29. pmc Correlations between selected tumor markers and fluorodeoxyglucose maximal standardized uptake values in esophageal cancer
    Matthew D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:699-705. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of tumor markers with FDG-PET SUVmax in esophageal cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does reperfusion injury still cause significant mortality after lung transplantation?
    Gorav Ailawadi
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:688-94. 2009
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to identify whether our improved 1-year survival after lung transplantation is related to a change in reperfusion injury...
  31. doi request reprint Transplant pneumonectomy in a patient with an acutely thrombosed allograft
    Sara A Hennessy
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:975-7. 2010
    ..She required an allograft pneumonectomy as treatment for this and was eventually discharged on bi-level nasal positive pressure at night and 3 L nasal cannula oxygen during the day...
  32. doi request reprint Special treatment issues in non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Chest 143:e369S-99S. 2013
    ....
  33. doi request reprint The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: establishing generalizability to national lung cancer resection outcomes
    Damien J LaPar
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:216-21; discussion 221. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to establish the generalizability of the GTDB by comparing lung cancer resection results with those of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the largest all-payer inpatient database in the United States...
  34. ncbi request reprint Size matters: a comparison of T1 and T2 peripheral non-small-cell lung cancers treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
    Neal E Dunlap
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:583-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes and local control rates of patients with peripheral T1 and T2 non-small-cell lung cancer treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy...
  35. pmc Phase I trial of induction histone deacetylase and proteasome inhibition followed by surgery in non-small-cell lung cancer
    David R Jones
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 7:1683-90. 2012
    ..On the basis of prior preclinical evaluations, we hypothesized that combined induction proteasome and histone deacetylase inhibitor therapy, followed by tumor resection, is feasible...
  36. doi request reprint Pathologic lymph node ratio is a predictor of survival in esophageal cancer
    Castigliano M Bhamidipati
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1643-51. 2012
    ..We sought to determine the prognostic value of lymph node ratio (LNR) compared with TNM and N stage using the seventh edition American Joint Commission on Cancer and International Union Against Cancer criteria...
  37. pmc A diagnostic consideration for all ages: pseudoachalasia in a 22-year-old male
    Matthew L Stone
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:e11-2. 2012
    ..This unfortunate presentation reinforces the importance of a careful preoperative workup for dysphagia irrespective of age...
  38. ncbi request reprint Identification of small lung nodules: technique of radiotracer-guided thoracoscopic biopsy
    Eric L Grogan
    Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S772-7. 2008
    ..This study describes a thoracoscopic technique to reliably locate and excise lung nodules that were not thought to be thoracoscopically visible or instrumentally palpable...
  39. ncbi request reprint Understanding mortality as a quality indicator after esophagectomy
    Dustin M Walters
    Department of Surgery, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Ann Thorac Surg 98:506-12. 2014
    ..However, 30-day mortality may underestimate a patient's true postoperative death risk. The purpose of this study was to evaluate different mortality definitions using a large registry of patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer...
  40. doi request reprint Long-term satisfaction and medication dependence after antireflux surgery
    Yinin Hu
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1246-51. 2013
    ..However, there is a paucity of data on long-term surgical outcomes. The objectives of this study were to determine long-term patient satisfaction and medication dependence after antireflux surgery...
  41. ncbi request reprint Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as a pulmonary artery mass
    Dustin M Walters
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:300-2. 2010
    ..We present a case of Rosai-Dorfman disease affecting the pulmonary arteries in a 22-year-old woman with severe, symptomatic right heart failure...
  42. ncbi request reprint Fatal Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a lung transplant recipient
    Robyn L Boedefeld
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 27:1176-8. 2008
    ..We report a case of fatal M tuberculosis infection that presented as a pericardial abscess in a lung transplant recipient and review the literature...
  43. ncbi request reprint Quality of life following primary vs. redo transthoracic paraesophageal hernia repairs
    Matthew D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Box 800679, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:71-4. 2008
    ..These differences, while statistically significant, have limited clinical relevance as the overall QOL was not different between groups and low GERD symptom scores were found in both groups...
  44. ncbi request reprint Potential for detrimental hyperinflation after lung transplantation with application of negative pleural pressure to undersized lung grafts
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:430-2. 2003
  45. doi request reprint Surgical spectrum in the management of empyemas
    Matthew D Taylor
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Box 800300, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:431-40. 2012
    ..Although management of chronic empyema remains a significant challenge, surgical intervention is usually successful in cleaning up the pleural space...
  46. ncbi request reprint Intratracheal adenovirus-mediated gene transfer is optimal in experimental lung transplantation
    Samer A Kanaan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1130-6. 2002
    ..The optimal delivery route should produce high lung expression with no inflammation and minimal systemic expression. The goal of this study was to determine the optimal gene transfer route for use in experimental lung transplantation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Recipient intramuscular cotransfection of transforming growth factor beta1 and interleukin 10 ameliorates acute lung graft rejection
    Takashi Suda
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:926-31. 2005
    ..Multiple gene transfer might permit modulation of concurrent biochemical pathways involved in acute lung graft rejection. We investigated whether gene cotransfection into the recipient reduces acute lung graft rejection...
  48. ncbi request reprint Living donor lobar grafts improve pediatric lung retransplantation survival
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1142-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience with pediatric lung retransplantation and to compare the outcomes of living donor lobar lung transplantation with cadaveric donation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor gene transfer ameliorates lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Tsutomu Tagawa
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, 3108 Queeny Tower, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1147-54. 2003
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  50. ncbi request reprint Recipient intramuscular administration of naked plasmid TGF-beta1 attenuates lung graft reperfusion injury
    Niccolo Daddi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 22:1323-34. 2003
    ..We investigated whether recipient intramuscular (IM) naked plasmid gene transfer of transforming growth factor beta1-active (TGF-beta1-active) ameliorates lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury...
  51. ncbi request reprint Immunotargeting of catalase to the pulmonary endothelium alleviates oxidative stress and reduces acute lung transplantation injury
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 21:392-8. 2003
    ..Potential applications of this strategy include improving the outcome of clinical lung transplantation and treating a wide variety of endothelial disorders...
  52. ncbi request reprint Clinical-pathologic conference in general thoracic surgery: malignant transformation of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63105, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1190-3. 2005
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical-pathologic conference in general thoracic surgery: carinal resection for endobronchial grade I neuroendocrine carcinoma
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1219-22. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint Impact of complete revascularization on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:112-6; discussion 116-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine how complete revascularization influenced long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting in octogenarians...
  55. ncbi request reprint Recipient intramuscular cotransfection of naked plasmid transforming growth factor beta1 and interleukin 10 ameliorates lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Niccolo Daddi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:259-69. 2002
    ..In this study we analyzed whether recipient intramuscular naked plasmid cotransfection of transforming growth factor beta(1) and interleukin 10 would result in amelioration of lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury...
  56. ncbi request reprint Low-dose endobronchial gene transfer to ameliorate lung graft ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Tsutomu Tagawa
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:795-802. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether low-dose endobronchial transfer to the donor of the gene for human interleukin 10 would decrease ischemia-reperfusion injury in lung transplantation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Adenovirus encoding soluble tumor necrosis factor alpha receptor immunoglobulin prolongs gene expression of a cotransfected reporter gene in rat lung
    Takashi Suda
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, 3108 Queeny Tower, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1155-61. 2003
    ....