Matthew J Schuchert

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Solitary sites of metastatic disease in non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Treat Options Oncol 4:65-79. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus: diagnostic approaches and surveillance
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 17:301-12. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Extended Chamberlain minithoracotomy: a safe and versatile approach for difficult lung resections
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1641-5; discussion 1646. 2012
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint Reoperative antireflux surgery for failed fundoplication: an analysis of outcomes in 275 patients
    Omar Awais
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1083-9; discussion 1089-90. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy for the solitary pulmonary nodule and early-stage lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1780-5; discussion 1786-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Transcervical gastric tube drainage facilitates patient mobility and reduces the risk of pulmonary complications after esophagectomy
    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 12:1479-84. 2008
  8. 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
  9. doi request reprint Use of energy-based coagulative fusion technology and lung sealants during anatomic lung resection
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S48-51. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Anterior minithoracotomy: a direct approach to the difficult hilum for upper lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and sleeve lobectomy
    Brian L Pettiford
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:123-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint Solitary sites of metastatic disease in non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Curr Treat Options Oncol 4:65-79. 2003
    ..Favorable criteria include control of the primary tumor, a negative metastatic survey, good performance status, and a significant metachronous interval...
  2. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus: diagnostic approaches and surveillance
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 17:301-12. 2005
    ..The development of new endoscopic imaging modalities may enhance the yield of biopsies obtained during screening and surveillance regimens...
  3. doi request reprint Extended Chamberlain minithoracotomy: a safe and versatile approach for difficult lung resections
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1641-5; discussion 1646. 2012
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. doi request reprint Reoperative antireflux surgery for failed fundoplication: an analysis of outcomes in 275 patients
    Omar Awais
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1083-9; discussion 1089-90. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate our results of redo antireflux surgery...
  6. doi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy for the solitary pulmonary nodule and early-stage lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1780-5; discussion 1786-7. 2012
    ..We analyzed the clinical indications and perioperative outcomes after anatomic segmentectomy and explored its utility in the diagnosis and treatment of IPNs and small stage IA lung cancers...
  7. doi request reprint Transcervical gastric tube drainage facilitates patient mobility and reduces the risk of pulmonary complications after esophagectomy
    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 12:1479-84. 2008
    ..In this study, we evaluate the results of the transcervical gastric tube drainage in the setting of esophagectomy...
  8. 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...
  9. doi request reprint Use of energy-based coagulative fusion technology and lung sealants during anatomic lung resection
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S48-51. 2012
    ..In the present review, we evaluated the use of energy-based fusion and lung sealants during anatomic lung resection...
  10. doi request reprint Anterior minithoracotomy: a direct approach to the difficult hilum for upper lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and sleeve lobectomy
    Brian L Pettiford
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:123-8. 2010
    ..We describe the use of a Chamberlain anterior minithoracotomy as an alternative approach for safe and reliable access to the pulmonary hilum...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: comparison of video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open approach
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:1318-25.e1. 2009
    ..In the current study, we compare the results of video-assisted thoracic surgery (n = 104) versus open (n = 121) segmentectomy in the treatment of stage I non-small-cell lung cancer...
  14. doi request reprint Influence of age and IB status after resection of node-negative non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:929-35; discussion 935-6. 2012
    ..We reviewed our outcomes with anatomic segmentectomy versus lobectomy for stages IA and IB non-small cell lung cancer stratified by age and stage...
  15. doi request reprint Cervical pharyngostomy: an old technique revisited
    Michael S Kent
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Surg 248:199-204. 2008
    ..To review our experience with pharyngostomy tubes used to manage complications following foregut surgery and to discuss technical aspects of insertion...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi request reprint Technical challenges and utility of anterior exposure for thoracic spine pathology
    Brian L Pettiford
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, and Department of General Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1762-8. 2008
    ..We reviewed our surgical experience and the perioperative outcomes of these spinal approaches. Relevant technical and anatomic considerations of each procedure are highlighted...
  19. doi request reprint Increased levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are associated with improved recurrence-free survival in stage 1A non-small-cell lung cancer
    Zachary D Horne
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Surg Res 171:1-5. 2011
    ..We compared the outcomes of stage 1A NSCLC with and without tumor infiltrating lymphocytes to evaluate the effects of TILs on recurrence and survival patterns...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1662-6; discussion 1667-8. 2009
    ..This may be of particular importance in elderly NSCLC patients with declining cardiopulmonary status and a limited life expectancy...
  22. doi request reprint The use of esophageal transit and gastric emptying studies in the evaluation of patients undergoing laparoscopic fundoplication
    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
    Surg Endosc 24:3119-26. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluated the impact of fundoplication on esophageal transit and gastric emptying using scintigraphy studies and related these functional findings to symptomatic outcomes...
  23. doi request reprint Impact of anastomotic leak on outcomes after transhiatal esophagectomy
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Surgery 148:831-8; discussion 838-40. 2010
    ..In the current study, we evaluated the outcomes of patients who developed anastomotic complications after esophagectomy to elucidate the impact of these events on morbidity, mortality, and subsequent need for dilation...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of scoliosis among patients with giant paraesophageal hernia
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:23-8. 2011
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on perioperative outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:412-5. 2009
    ..Abnormal body mass index has been targeted as a predictor of complications after major surgery. The aim of this study was to review the impact of obesity on perioperative outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of tumor size on outcomes after anatomic lung resection for stage 1A non-small cell lung cancer based on the current staging system
    Shamus R Carr
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:390-7. 2012
    ..We retrospectively reviewed our anatomic segmentectomy and lobectomy management of stage 1A non-small cell lung cancer to determine differences in survival and local recurrence rates based on the new stratification...
  28. doi request reprint Quality of life after collis gastroplasty for short esophagus in patients with paraesophageal hernia
    Katie S Nason
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1854-60; discussion 1860-1. 2011
    ..Concerns remain, however, regarding symptomatic outcomes compared with fundoplication alone. This study assessed the impact of Collis gastroplasty on quality of life after laparoscopic GPEH repair...
  29. pmc Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of pulmonary metastases
    Arjun Pennathur
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1030-6; discussion 1036-9. 2009
    ..Our objectives were to evaluate the intermediate term outcomes after RFA and to determine the prognostic variables associated with outcome in patients with pulmonary metastases...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of angiolymphatic and pleural invasion on surgical outcomes for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1059-65; discussion 1065. 2011
    ..In the current study, we analyze the impact of pathologic variables (angiolymphatic invasion, visceral pleural invasion, and tumor inflammation) upon survival outcomes after segmentectomy or lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer...
  31. doi request reprint Gastroesophageal reflux disease symptom severity, proton pump inhibitor use, and esophageal carcinogenesis
    Katie S Nason
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Universty of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Surg 146:851-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that severe GERD symptoms are not associated with an increase in the prevalence of BE, dysplasia, or cancer in patients undergoing primary endoscopic screening...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Sublobar resection for early-stage lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22:22-31. 2010
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint Preliminary results of anatomic lung resection using energy-based tissue and vessel coagulative fusion technology
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:1168-73. 2010
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the use of energy-based instruments for the division of the pulmonary arterial and venous branches during anatomic lung resection...
  36. ncbi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy in the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:926-32; discussion 932-3. 2007
    ..We compared the outcomes of anatomic segmentectomy with lobectomy for stage I NSCLC and investigated the impact of surgical resection margins on recurrence...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Image-guided radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung neoplasm in high-risk patients
    Arjun Pennathur
    The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22:53-8. 2010
    ..In this article, we review the principles of radiofrequency ablation, the common devices in use, the results of ablate and resect studies, future directions, and the results of treatment for stage I non-small cell lung neoplasm...
  39. doi request reprint Oncologic outcomes after surgical resection of subcentimeter non-small cell lung cancer
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1681-7; discussion 1687-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the oncologic outcomes of lobectomy, segmentectomy, and wedge resection in patients with NSCLC tumors 1 cm or less in diameter...
  40. doi request reprint Density of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes correlates with disease recurrence and survival in patients with large non-small-cell lung cancer tumors
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Surg Res 167:207-10. 2011
    ..We reviewed the histology of lobectomy specimens from patients with pathologic stage IA-IB non-small-cell lung cancer to determine the impact of TILs on recurrence and survival...
  41. doi request reprint Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy for intractable gastroesophageal reflux after antireflux surgery
    Omar Awais
    The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1954-9; discussion 1959-61. 2008
    ..Our objective was to investigate the role of Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy (RNYNEJ) in the management of intractable reflux symptoms after prior antireflux surgery...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint Risk of pneumonectomy after induction therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
    Thomas A d'Amato
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1079-85. 2009
    ..Variables associated with increased perioperative risk are identified...
  44. ncbi request reprint Alterations in the density of interstitial cells of Cajal in achalasia
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 53:1488-92. 2008
    ..02). ICC levels were positively correlated with age of the patient (P = 0.043). Our study demonstrates that subsets of abnormal ICC levels are observed in idiopathic achalasia of the esophagus...
  45. ncbi request reprint Bone marrow-derived CD8alpha+TCR- cells that facilitate allogeneic bone marrow transplantation are a mixed population of lymphoid and myeloid progenitors
    Nupur N Gangopadhyay
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Exp Hematol 35:1847-57. 2007
    ..The present investigation was designed to more precisely characterize these subsets in terms of both phenotype and developmental potential...
  46. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Surgery 146:826-31; discussion 831-3. 2009
    ..Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for achalasia have been excellent, although the long-term durability of this operation remains to be established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of LHM...
  47. doi request reprint Contemporaneous management of esophageal perforation
    Ghulam Abbas
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Surgery 146:749-55; discussion 755-6. 2009
    ..Esophageal perforation is an important therapeutic challenge. We hypothesized that patients with minimal mediastinal contamination at the time of diagnosis could be managed successfully with nonoperative treatment modalities...
  48. pmc Surgical management of epiphrenic diverticula in the minimally invasive era
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    JSLS 13:160-4. 2009
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Initial experience with minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
    Costas Bizekis
    Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:402-6; discussion 406-7. 2006
    ..In the present study we report our early experience with a modification of this technique, in which a high intrathoracic anastomosis is performed...
  50. doi request reprint Use of novel autoantibody and cancer-related protein arrays for the detection of esophageal adenocarcinoma in serum
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:199-204. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using novel autoantibody and cancer-related protein arrays to identify potential biomarkers for the early detection of esophageal adenocarcinoma in serum...
  51. doi request reprint Pneumocephalus after resection of a lung cancer with posterior chest wall involvement
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1609-11. 2009
    ..Computed tomography of the head and chest confirmed the presence of an apical pleural space, thoracic subarachnoid air, and pneumocephalus. Immediate clinical improvement followed chest tube decompression of the pleural space...
  52. doi request reprint Efficacy of signal pathway inhibitors alone and in combination with Cisplatin varies between human non-small cell lung cancer lines
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    J Surg Res 154:9-12. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of various SPI, both alone and in combination with cisplatin, on three different non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines...
  53. doi request reprint Parenchymal-sparing resections: why, when, and how
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:93-105. 2008
    ..Prospective, randomized studies (such as the CALGB/Altorki trial and the brachytherapy mesh trial) will be necessary to delineate fully the utility of segmentectomy in patients who have NSCLC...
  54. doi request reprint Anatomic segmentectomy and brachytherapy mesh implantation for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
    Joshua P Landreneau
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
    Surgery 155:340-6. 2014
    ..Surgery 2003;134:691-7]. In the current study, we evaluated the impact of brachytherapy mesh implantation after formal anatomic segmentectomy on local recurrence rates in the management of clinical stage I NSCLC...
  55. ncbi request reprint Ablative treatments for lung tumors: radiofrequency ablation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and microwave ablation
    Ghulam Abbas
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:261-71. 2007
    ..Until long-term data with these ablative techniques become available, surgical resection should be performed when clinically possible...
  56. doi request reprint Endoscopic therapies for the treatment of reflux disease
    Katie S Nason
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 5200 Conte Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:320-5. 2008
    ..As a result, techniques now being tested, such as the endoluminal fundoplication, may prove more effective and durable than previous endoscopic antireflux procedures...
  57. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic clam shell partial fundoplication achieves effective reflux control with reduced postoperative dysphagia and gas bloating
    Amgad E el-Sherif
    The Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1704-9. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus: current status of treatment
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Adv Surg 37:179-96. 2003
  59. ncbi request reprint Role of sublobar resection (segmentectomy and wedge resection) in the surgical management of non-small cell lung cancer
    Brian L Pettiford
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Suite 715, Professional Office Building 1, UPMC Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:175-90. 2007
    ..Because the primary disadvantage of sublobar resection is that of local recurrence, intraoperative adjuvant iodine 125 brachytherapy may be considered to minimize this local recurrence risk...
  60. doi request reprint Pancreaticopleural fistula presenting as right-sided hemothorax
    Arman Kilic
    Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1262-4. 2009
    ..The patient was successfully treated with open surgical drainage and decortication, followed by octreotide, total parenteral nutrition, and stent placement in the pancreatic duct...
  61. ncbi request reprint Variations in inflammation and nerve fiber loss reflect different subsets of achalasia patients
    Arman Kilic
    Department of Surgery, Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Surg Res 143:177-82. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to further characterize the histopathology of achalasia, with attention to subsets of findings that may exist, possibly reflecting different pathogeneses...
  62. pmc Adaptation of a chemosensitivity assay to accurately assess pemetrexed in ex vivo cultures of lung cancer
    Sarah L Suchy
    Precision Therapeutics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cancer Biol Ther 14:39-44. 2013
    ..In order to accurately evaluate pemetrexed's effects in vitro, the protocol for a standard chemosensitivity assay, the ChemoFx drug response marker, had to be modified...
  63. ncbi request reprint Complications of minimally invasive esophagectomy
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:133-41. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Management of Barrett's esophagus
    Matthew J Schuchert
    Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 21:1382-9, 1392; discussion 1392, 1394, 1396. 2007
    ..For non-operative candidates, endoscopic ablative approaches may represent a reasonable therapeutic alternative...
  65. ncbi request reprint Isolation and tracking of a rare lymphoid progenitor cell which facilitates bone marrow transplantation in mice
    Nupur N Gangopadhyay
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, W1554 BST, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Immunol Methods 292:73-81. 2004
    ..This technique may improve the efficiency of isolation of other rare cells from the bone marrow...
  66. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus-emerging concepts and controversies
    Matthew J Schuchert
    J Surg Oncol 95:185-9. 2007