thoracoscopy

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Summary: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Transvesical thoracoscopy: a natural orifice translumenal endoscopic approach for thoracic surgery
    Estevao Lima
    Life and Health Sciences Research Institute ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Surg Endosc 21:854-8. 2007
  2. doi Natural orifice transesophageal mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy: a survival series in swine
    Denise W Gee
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Wang Ambulatory Care Center 460, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114 3117, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:2117-22. 2008
  3. ncbi Natural orifice transesophageal mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy
    F F Willingham
    Department of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114 3117, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1042-7. 2008
  4. pmc Thoracoscopic lobectomy is a safe and versatile procedure: experience with 500 consecutive patients
    Mark W Onaitis
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Surg 244:420-5. 2006
  5. ncbi A NOTES approach for thoracic surgery: transgastric thoracoscopy via a diaphragmatic incision in a survival porcine model
    G D De Palma
    Department of Surgery and Advanced Technologies, Center for Technical Innovation in Surgery ITC, University of Naples Federico IISchool of Medicine, Naples, Italy
    Minerva Chir 65:11-5. 2010
  6. ncbi Pulmonary segmentectomy by thoracotomy or thoracoscopy: reduced hospital length of stay with a minimally-invasive approach
    B Zane Atkins
    Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1107-12; discussion 1112-3. 2007
  7. ncbi Treatment of lone atrial fibrillation with a right thoracoscopic approach
    Mark La Meir
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, UCL Mont Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2244-5. 2007
  8. pmc Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Pin Ru Chen
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:58. 2011
  9. doi Thoracoscopic video-assisted pulmonary vein antrum isolation, ganglionated plexus ablation, and periprocedural confirmation of ablation lesions: first results of a hybrid surgical-electrophysiological approach for atrial fibrillation
    Sébastien P J Krul
    Heart Failure Research Center, Department of Cardiology and Experimental Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:262-70. 2011
  10. doi Hybrid thoracoscopic surgical and transvenous catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Pison
    Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:54-61. 2012

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  1. ncbi Transvesical thoracoscopy: a natural orifice translumenal endoscopic approach for thoracic surgery
    Estevao Lima
    Life and Health Sciences Research Institute ICVS, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
    Surg Endosc 21:854-8. 2007
    ..Herein, we report our successful experience performing transvesical and transdiaphragmatic endoscopic approach to the thoracic cavity in a long-term survival study in a porcine model...
  2. doi Natural orifice transesophageal mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy: a survival series in swine
    Denise W Gee
    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Wang Ambulatory Care Center 460, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114 3117, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:2117-22. 2008
    Transesophageal endoscopic mediastinoscopy (MX) and thoracoscopy (TX) could reduce pain, eliminate intercostal neuralgia, provide better access to the posterior mediastinal compartment and pulmonary hilum, and improve cosmesis...
  3. ncbi Natural orifice transesophageal mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy
    F F Willingham
    Department of Medicine, Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114 3117, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:1042-7. 2008
    b>Thoracoscopy and mediastinoscopy are common procedures with painful incisions and prominent scars...
  4. pmc Thoracoscopic lobectomy is a safe and versatile procedure: experience with 500 consecutive patients
    Mark W Onaitis
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Ann Surg 244:420-5. 2006
    ..The outcomes after thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with more complex pulmonary conditions are analyzed to determine safety, efficacy, and versatility...
  5. ncbi A NOTES approach for thoracic surgery: transgastric thoracoscopy via a diaphragmatic incision in a survival porcine model
    G D De Palma
    Department of Surgery and Advanced Technologies, Center for Technical Innovation in Surgery ITC, University of Naples Federico IISchool of Medicine, Naples, Italy
    Minerva Chir 65:11-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and the safety of transgastric endoscopic approach to the thoracic cavity, with lung biopsy, in a survival porcine model...
  6. ncbi Pulmonary segmentectomy by thoracotomy or thoracoscopy: reduced hospital length of stay with a minimally-invasive approach
    B Zane Atkins
    Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1107-12; discussion 1112-3. 2007
    ..This study compares thoracoscopic segmentectomy (TS) with open segmentectomy (OS)...
  7. ncbi Treatment of lone atrial fibrillation with a right thoracoscopic approach
    Mark La Meir
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, UCL Mont Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2244-5. 2007
    ..A simplified technique to treat patients in stand-alone atrial fibrillation with a right thoracoscopic approach is described. An electrical isolation of the four pulmonary veins (box lesion) is achieved with a microwave antenna...
  8. pmc Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Pin Ru Chen
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:58. 2011
    ..However, single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) has not been reported...
  9. doi Thoracoscopic video-assisted pulmonary vein antrum isolation, ganglionated plexus ablation, and periprocedural confirmation of ablation lesions: first results of a hybrid surgical-electrophysiological approach for atrial fibrillation
    Sébastien P J Krul
    Heart Failure Research Center, Department of Cardiology and Experimental Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:262-70. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that meticulous electrophysiological confirmation of PVI results in fewer recurrences of AF during follow-up...
  10. doi Hybrid thoracoscopic surgical and transvenous catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Laurent Pison
    Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:54-61. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes up to 1 year in patients undergoing combined simultaneous thoracoscopic surgical and transvenous catheter atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation...
  11. doi Endometriosis of the diaphragm: four cases treated with a combination of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
    Camran Nezhat
    Center for Special Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 16:573-80. 2009
    ..We aim to describe the clinical characteristics and the principles of combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic management of women with diaphragmatic endometriosis at our institution...
  12. doi Increased number of cerebral emboli during percutaneous endocardial pulmonary vein isolation versus a thoracoscopic epicardial approach
    Loes D Sauren
    Academic Hospital Maastricht, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:833-7. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi Treatment of sonographically stratified multiloculated thoracic empyema by medical thoracoscopy
    Martin H Brutsche
    Department of Pneumology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Chest 128:3303-9. 2005
    In cases of empyema, some form of intervention, either chest tube drainage, thoracoscopy, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), or thoracotomy, with or without pleural fibrinolysis, is required...
  14. ncbi The da Vinci robotic system for general surgical applications: a critical interim appraisal
    Johannes Bodner
    Department of General and Transplant Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:674-8. 2005
    ..The recently introduced robotic surgical systems were developed to overcome the limitations of conventional minimally invasive surgery. We analyse the impact of the da Vinci robotic system on general surgery...
  15. doi Ivor Lewis esophagectomy with manual esogastric anastomosis by thoracoscopy in prone position and laparoscopy
    G B Cadiere
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Surg Endosc 24:1482-5. 2010
    ..We report an Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy with manual esogastric anastomosis performed by thoracoscopy in the prone position.
  16. doi Limited effect of thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy in the treatment of severe chronic pancreatitis pain: a prospective long-term analysis of 75 cases
    Hessel C J L Buscher
    Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Surgery 143:715-22. 2008
    ..It offers good, short-term pain relief, but long-term success is difficult to predict. We analyze long-term results and identify factors predicting success of splanchnicectomy...
  17. ncbi Thoracoscopy talc poudrage : a 15-year experience
    J R de Campos
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of San Paulo, Medical School, San Paulo, Brazil
    Chest 119:801-6. 2001
    To review our experience with thoracoscopy and talc poudrage during the previous 15 years with regards to efficacy, side effects, morbidity, and mortality.
  18. pmc Thoracoscopic resection of a paraaortic bronchogenic cyst
    Baldassare Mondello
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, Policlinic University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:82. 2010
    ..The authors report the thoracoscopic treatment of a BMC having dense adhesions to the aortic arch. Diagnosis and surgical treatment is described. Review of the literature and surgical options on this topic are discussed...
  19. ncbi Near infrared thoracoscopy of tumoral protease activity for improved detection of peripheral lung cancer
    Jose Luiz Figueiredo
    Center for Molecular Imaging Research, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cancer 118:2672-7. 2006
    Improvement in tumor detection using "smart" probes in combination with microcatheter fluorescence thoracoscopy was evaluated in a mouse model...
  20. doi Thoracoscopic stapled resection of multiple esophageal duplication cysts with different pathological findings
    Chul Ung Kang
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, St Vincent s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Paldal Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:216-8. 2008
    ..No postoperative complications, including esophageal mucosal injury, occurred. A follow-up chest computed tomography revealed the complete resection of the cysts...
  21. ncbi The importance of classification in sympathetic surgery and a proposed mechanism for compensatory hyperhidrosis: experience with 464 cases
    S H Chou
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical School, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, 100 Shih Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung, 80708, Taiwan
    Surg Endosc 20:1749-53. 2006
    ..A new classification is proposed to make the procedure more selective and to minimize the side effects and regret rate. Also, a proposed mechanism for compensatory hyperhidrosis is discussed...
  22. ncbi Long-term results of bilateral thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy in patients with chronic pancreatitis
    H C J L Buscher
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 89:158-62. 2002
    ..The management of pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis is difficult. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the early and long-term pain relief provided by bilateral thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy...
  23. ncbi Minimally invasive surgery compared to open procedures in esophagectomy for cancer: a systematic review of the literature
    R J J Verhage
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Minerva Chir 64:135-46. 2009
    ..Moreover, the retrieved studies collectively point towards improved short term outcomes after MIE. These results should be confirmed in randomized controlled trials...
  24. doi Management of malignant pleural effusions
    Mateen H Uzbeck
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Adv Ther 27:334-47. 2010
    ..This article presents a comprehensive review of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical approaches to the management of malignant pleural effusion, and a novel algorithm for management based on patients' performance status...
  25. ncbi Diagnostic approach to pleural effusion in adults
    Jose M Porcel
    Internal Medicine Department, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Lleida, Spain
    Am Fam Physician 73:1211-20. 2006
    ..Many pleural fluid tests are useful in the differential diagnosis of exudative effusions. Other tests helpful for diagnosis include helical computed tomography and thoracoscopy.
  26. doi Robot-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy for cancer
    J Boone
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 96:878-86. 2009
    ..Thoracoscopic oesophagectomy was introduced to reduce the morbidity of transthoracic oesophagectomy. The aim was to assess the short- and mid-term results of robot-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer...
  27. ncbi Single-port thoracoscopy for the treatment of pleural empyema in children
    Marcelo Martinez-Ferro
    Division of Pediatric Surgery, National Pediatric Hospital, Juan P Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    J Pediatr Surg 39:1194-6. 2004
    ..This report is an evaluation of a single-port technique for the thoracoscopic treatment of pleural empyema in children...
  28. ncbi Thoracoscopic aortopericardiosternopexy for severe tracheomalacia in toddlers
    Klaus Schaarschmidt
    Helios Center of Pediatric Surgery, Berlin Buch, Germany
    J Pediatr Surg 37:1476-8. 2002
    ..Aortosternopexy from a left anterolateral thoracotomy is the procedure of choice in severe tracheomalacia. The authors report an alternative technique of modified thoracoscopic aortopericardiosternopexy...
  29. ncbi Early evacuation of traumatic retained hemothoraces using thoracoscopy: a prospective, randomized trial
    D M Meyer
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 75235 8879, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 64:1396-400; discussion 1400-1. 1997
    ..Failure to adequately evacuate blood from the pleural space after trauma may result in extended hospitalization and complications such as empyema...
  30. ncbi Medical thoracoscopy: experiences in Siriraj Hospital
    Jamsak Tscheikuna
    Division of Respiratory Disease and Tuberculosis, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    J Med Assoc Thai 89:S62-6. 2006
    ..One of its indications is for the diagnosis of undetermined pleural effusion. We report our experience in using medical thoracoscopy in investigating undiagnosed pleural effusion.
  31. ncbi Thoracoscopy/laparoscopy in the staging of esophageal cancer: Maryland experience
    Mark J Krasna
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 12:213-8. 2002
    ..b>Thoracoscopy was successfully performed in 102 patients and was aborted in 4 patients because of pleural adhesions...
  32. ncbi Semi-rigid thoracoscopy for undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions: a comparative study
    Zhen Wang
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 121:1384-9. 2008
    b>Thoracoscopy is highly sensitive and accurate for detecting pleural effusions...
  33. ncbi Feasibility of thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with distal fistula
    Klaas M Bax
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Surg 37:192-6. 2002
    ..Evaluation of the feasibility of thoracoscopic correction of esophageal atresia with distal fistula...
  34. ncbi Thoracoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula in newborns
    Steven S Rothenberg
    Hospital for Infants and Children at Presbetyrian St Lukes, Denver, CO, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 37:869-72. 2002
    ..Advancements in minimally invasive surgery in neonates have allowed even the most complex neonatal procedures to be approached using these techniques...
  35. doi Randomized comparative long-term survival study of endoscopic and thoracoscopic esophageal wall repair after NOTES mediastinoscopy in healthy and compromised animals
    A Fritscher-Ravens
    Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
    Endoscopy 42:468-74. 2010
    ..We compared endoscopic with thoracoscopic esophageal wall repair after full-thickness esophageal wall incision (FTEI) and NOTES mediastinoscopy in healthy versus compromised animals...
  36. doi Thoracoscopic versus open repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia
    Brian Lugo
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:753-6. 2008
    ..Recent studies show the minimally invasive approach to the repair of esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is feasible. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the thoracoscopic versus open techniques...
  37. ncbi Consequences of one-lung flooding: a histological and immunological investigation
    T Lesser
    Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, SRH Wald Klinikum, Gera, Germany
    Eur J Med Res 13:432-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate histological and immunohistological alterations induced by one-lung flooding (OLF)...
  38. pmc Analysis of hard thoracic herniated discs: review of 18 cases operated by thoracoscopy
    Olivier Gille
    Spinal Unit, University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
    Eur Spine J 15:537-42. 2006
    The authors retrospectively reviewed a series of 18 hard thoracic herniated discs (HTHD) operated by thoracoscopy. Isolated cases of HTHD have been reported in the literature, but no series describing these lesions has been published...
  39. ncbi A new method for intrathoracic anastomosis in laparoscopic esophagectomy
    N Thairu
    Department of Surgery, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Road, Kent, ME16 9QQ, UK
    Surg Endosc 21:1887-90. 2007
    ..The authors have devised a method that obviates the need for a purse string or knot, simplifying the intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis while still achieving a safe anastomosis...
  40. doi Minimally invasive esophagectomy provides equivalent oncologic outcomes to open esophagectomy for locally advanced (stage II or III) esophageal carcinoma
    Rajneesh K Singh
    Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
    Arch Surg 146:711-4. 2011
    ....
  41. doi Indications and technique of Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
    Donald Nuss
    Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children s Hospital of the King s Daughters, 601 Children s Lane, Suite 5B, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:583-97. 2010
    ..This article discusses the clinical features of pectus excavatum and reviews the preoperative considerations and the steps involved in the repair of the deformity...
  42. doi Technique of minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy with intrathoracic stapled side-to-side anastomosis
    Kfir Ben-David
    Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Road, P O Box 100109, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1613-8. 2010
    ..An intrathoracic linear stapled side-to-side anastomosis for gastroesophageal junction malignancy is feasible, results in low leak rates and less stenosis...
  43. pmc A novel technique for risk calculation of anastomotic leakage after thoracoscopic repair for esophageal atresia with distal fistula
    David C van der Zee
    Department of Pediatric Surgery KE 04 140 5, University Medical Center, 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    World J Surg 32:1396-9. 2008
    ..This study was designed to determine the risk of anastomotic leakage after thoracoscopic repair for esophageal atresia by digitally measuring the length of the proximal esophagus and distance of carina to proximal esophagus...
  44. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a giant anterior mediastinal tumor (lipoma) using an original sternum-lifting technique
    Sadanori Takeo
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 53:565-8. 2005
    ..This original method may be useful from the standpoint of minimal access, rapid recovery, less pain, and good cosmetic results for an anterior mediastinal giant tumor...
  45. ncbi Thoracoscopy in infants and children: the state of the art
    Steven S Rothenberg
    J Pediatr Surg 40:303-6. 2005
  46. ncbi New procedure for purse-string suture in thoracoscopic esophagectomy with intrathoracic anastomosis
    K Misawa
    Department of Surgery, Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, 2 2 37 Shibata, Yokkaichi City, Mie, 510 8567, Japan
    Surg Endosc 19:40-2. 2005
    ..Although the circular stapler is a useful device for gastrointestinal anastomosis, it was difficult to place a purse-string suture and to fixate the anvil into the proximal esophagus endoscopically...
  47. ncbi [Da Vinci robot-assisted thoracoscopy for primary hyperparathyroidism: a new application in endocrine surgery]
    L Brunaud
    Service de Chirurgie Generale, digestive et endocrinienne, CHU Nancy Brabois
    J Chir (Paris) 145:165-7. 2008
    ..We report a case of a patient with a parathyroid adenoma located in the aorto-pulmonary window which was resected using a left thoracoscopic approach aided by the Da Vinci robotic system...
  48. ncbi CALGB 9380: a prospective trial of the feasibility of thoracoscopy/laparoscopy in staging esophageal cancer
    M J Krasna
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:1073-9. 2001
    ..We report the experience of an Intergroup NCI trial (CALGB 9380) evaluating the feasibility and accuracy of this staging modality...
  49. doi Percutaneous transthoracic fenestration of an intramedullary neurenteric cyst in the thoracic spine with intraoperative magnetic resonance image navigation and thoracoscopy
    Shinobu Takahashi
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:488-92. 2008
    ..The authors discuss this minimally invasive technique and its limitations...
  50. ncbi Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: lessons learned
    Thang Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California at Irvine, Orange, California, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:174-8. 2006
    ..Repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula has traditionally been performed via thoracotomy. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and pitfalls of the thoracoscopic approach...
  51. ncbi Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracoscopy: techniques and indications in pulmonary medicine
    C Boutin
    Service de Pneumologie, Hopital de la Conception, Marseille, France
    Tuber Lung Dis 74:225-39. 1993
    Recently thoracoscopy has been used with increasing frequency for the diagnosis and treatment of pleuropulmonary diseases.
  52. doi Cervical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using a flexible endoscope for bilateral thoracoscopy
    Moishe Liberman
    CHUM Endoscopic Tracheobronchial and Oesophageal Center C E T O C, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier de l Universite de Montreal, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1321-3. 2012
    ..We report on a cervical VATS approach for bilateral thoracoscopy, pleural biopsy, and talc pleurodesis using a flexible video endoscope without any intercostal incision...
  53. ncbi Thoracoscopy in management of postpneumonic pleural infections
    David A Waller
    Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 8:323-6. 2002
    ..Controversy surrounds its comparative benefits over intrapleural fibrinolysis in early exudative or fibrinopurulent pleural empyema and its usefulness in the treatment of chronic pleural empyema...
  54. doi Single-dose antimicrobial prophylaxis in transoral surgical lung biopsy: a preliminary experience
    Yun Hen Liu
    Laboratory Animal Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linko, Chang Gung University, 5, Fushing Street, Gueishan Shiang, Taoyuan, Taiwan 333, ROC
    Surg Endosc 25:3912-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and outcome of transoral surgical lung biopsy under a single preoperative dose of parenteral antibiotics...
  55. ncbi One-lung flooding for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in animal experiments on pigs--oxygenation and intrapulmonary shunt
    S Klinzing
    Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Germany
    Res Exp Med (Berl) 199:333-40. 2000
    ..Compared to total atelectasis, lung flooding reduces the pulmonary right-to-left shunt volume. The pulmonary function normalizes within 8 h after the operation...
  56. ncbi Long-term follow-up of thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy for chronic pancreatitis pain
    J W Maher
    Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Surg Endosc 15:706-9. 2001
    ..Thoracoscopic splanchnicectomy (SPL) has been reported to give excellent short-term pain relief in chronic pancreatitis. This study prospectively evaluates the long-term efficacy of SPL in pancreatitis patients...
  57. doi The role of thoracoscopy for the diagnosis of hidden diaphragmatic injuries in penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma
    Reza Bagheri
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Endoscopic and Minimal Invasive Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:195-7; discussion 197-8. 2009
    ..They underwent thoracoscopy in order to find a probable diaphragmatic injury from March 2005 to October 2007. The mean age was 26...
  58. doi Perioperative outcome of patients with esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula undergoing open versus thoracoscopic surgery
    Philipp O Szavay
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Children s Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:439-43. 2011
    ..The aim of our investigation was to clearly define perioperative outcome and complication rates in children undergoing thoracoscopic versus open surgery for EA and TEF repair...
  59. doi Esophageal atresia surgery in the 21st century
    Gordon A MacKinlay
    The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Semin Pediatr Surg 18:20-2. 2009
    ..One child had a tracheo-bronchial fistula not seen at original thoracoscopy. There were 3 deaths (one child with Edward's syndrome, one with associated congenital diaphragmatic hernia and ..
  60. doi The benefit of stay sutures during thoracoscopic esophagoesophagostomy in patients with esophageal atresia: a technical report
    Akihiro Shimotakahara
    Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2 1 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, 113 8421, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 26:443-6. 2010
    ..5-2 times larger than the diameter of the distal esophagus to make the shape of the anastomosis more streamlined without notching...
  61. doi Early experience with single-incision thoracoscopic surgery in the pediatric population
    Rajeev Prasad
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, St Christopher s Hospital for Children Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21:189-92. 2011
    ..We have recently applied the single-incision approach for thoracoscopic procedures. We report our initial experience with single-incision thoracoscopic surgery in the pediatric population...
  62. doi Thoracoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia
    Dariusz Patkowsk
    Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:S19-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF)...
  63. ncbi Benefits of the thoracoscopic approach for short- or long-gap esophageal atresia
    Hossein Allal
    Department of Visceral Pediatric Surgery, Lapeyronie Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital, Montpellier, France
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:673-7. 2005
    To evaluate the feasibility and results of thoracoscopy in various types of esophageal atresia (EA).
  64. ncbi Changes in cardiocirculatory autonomic function after thoracoscopic upper dorsal sympathicolysis for essential hyperhidrosis
    M Noppen
    Respiratory Department of the University Hospital AZ VUB, Free University, Brussels, Belgium
    J Auton Nerv Syst 60:115-20. 1996
    ..Further studies are needed to assess the long-term consequences of this procedure...
  65. doi Thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis using a circular stapler: transoral placement of the anvil
    T Ninh Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Orange, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:989-92. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe a novel technique for thoracoscopic construction of an intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy using a circular stapler...
  66. ncbi Hemodynamic effects of carbon dioxide insufflation under single-lung ventilation during thoracoscopy
    T Ohtsuka
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:29-32; discussion 32-3. 1999
    ....
  67. ncbi Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) for benign and malignant esophageal tumors
    Johannes C Bodner
    Department of General and Transplant Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1202-6. 2005
    ..Ideal indications for this new technology have yet to be established. The esophagus possesses attributes that are interesting for general thoracic robotic surgeons...
  68. pmc Early and late morbidity and mortality and life expectancy following thoracoscopic talc insufflation for control of malignant pleural effusions: a review of 400 cases
    Nikolaos Barbetakis
    Thoracic Surgery Department, Theagenio Cancer Hospital, A, Simeonidi 2, Thessaloniki, 54007, Greece
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:27. 2010
    ..It represents a terminal condition with short median survival (in terms of months) and the goal is palliation. Aim of our study is to analyze morbidity, mortality and life expectancy following videothoracoscopic talc poudrage...
  69. ncbi An analysis of multiple staging management strategies for carcinoma of the esophagus: computed tomography, endoscopic ultrasound, positron emission tomography, and thoracoscopy/laparoscopy
    Michael B Wallace
    Digestive Diseases Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1026-32. 2002
    ..Techniques studied included computed tomographic (CT) scan, endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA), positron emission tomography (PET), thoracoscopy/laparoscopy, and combinations of these.
  70. ncbi Size of the collateral intercostal artery in adults: anatomical considerations in relation to thoracocentesis and thoracoscopy
    R Porto Da Rocha
    Department of Morphophysiopathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UNILUS, Santos, SP, Brazil
    Surg Radiol Anat 24:23-6. 2002
    ..an accurate anatomical basis for ensuring a low rate of vascular complications during thoracocentesis and thoracoscopy. Consequently the present study was undertaken to provide information on the origin, size and topographic ..
  71. ncbi Thoracoscopy for the management of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer--a preliminary report
    Scott M Eisenkop
    Women s Cancer Center, Encino Tarzana, 5525 Etiwanda Ave, Suite 311, Tarzana, California 91356, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 84:315-20. 2002
    To determine possible benefits of thoracoscopy for the management of patients with Stage IIIC and IV epithelial ovarian cancer.
  72. doi Minimally invasive esophagectomy: lessons learned from 104 operations
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Ann Surg 248:1081-91. 2008
    ..To review the outcomes of 104 consecutive minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) procedures for the treatment of benign and malignant esophageal disease...
  73. ncbi Minimally invasive esophagectomy: thoracoscopic mobilization of the esophagus and mediastinal lymphadenectomy in prone position--experience of 130 patients
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Am Coll Surg 203:7-16. 2006
    ..This study shows the potential of the thoracoscopic part of the procedure in prone position to ease these difficulties...
  74. ncbi First experience with robot-assisted thoracoscopic esophagolymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer
    R van Hillegersberg
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, P O Box 85500, 3508, GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Surg Endosc 20:1435-9. 2006
    ..This morbidity rate could be reduced by the use of minimally invasive techniques. The feasibility of robot-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy (RTE) with mediastinal lymphadenectomy was assessed prospectively...
  75. pmc Current application of thoracoscopy in children
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:131-5. 2008
    The safety and efficacy of thoracoscopy for thoracic lesions and conditions in children is evolving. Our experience with thoracoscopy has expanded in recent years...
  76. ncbi Robotically assisted laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy
    C A Galvani
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, University of Illinois, 840 South Wood Street, Room 435, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Surg Endosc 22:188-95. 2008
    ..The goal of this report is to describe the authors' early experience using robotically assisted technology to perform transhiatal esophagectomy (RATE)...
  77. ncbi Minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy: lessons learned
    Grant Sanders
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, St Eloi hospital, University Hospital of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
    Surg Endosc 21:1190-3. 2007
    ..This report details our experience with this technique and the lessons we have learned...
  78. pmc Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: a multi-institutional analysis
    George W Holcomb
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Ann Surg 242:422-8; discussion 428-30. 2005
    ..Until now, only a few scattered case reports have detailed an individual surgeon's success with thoracoscopic repair of EA/TEF. This multi-institutional review represents the largest experience describing the results with this approach...
  79. ncbi Thoracoscopy: general overview and place in the diagnosis and management of pleural effusion
    F Rodriguez-Panadero
    Unidad Médico Quirúrgica de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla, Spain
    Eur Respir J 28:409-22. 2006
  80. ncbi Thoracoscopy--state of the art
    R Loddenkemper
    Lungenklinik Heckeshorn, Berlin, Germany
    Eur Respir J 11:213-21. 1998
    Medical" thoracoscopy as compared with "surgical" thoracoscopy (which is more precisely known as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)) has the advantage that it can be performed under local anaesthesia or conscious sedation, in an ..
  81. ncbi The use of thoracoscopy in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Robert P Norton
    Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2777-85. 2007
    ..Retrospective case cohort series...
  82. ncbi Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy: initial experience and outcomes
    D J Martin
    Flinders University Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, 5042, Australia
    Surg Endosc 19:1597-601. 2005
    ..More recently, minimally invasive approaches have become feasible, with the potential to reduce perioperative morbidity. This study investigated the outcomes from one such approach...
  83. ncbi Fluorescein-enhanced autofluorescence thoracoscopy in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax and normal subjects
    Marc Noppen
    Interventional Endoscopy Clinic and Respiratory Division, and Anaesthesiology Department, University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:26-30. 2006
    ..In one patient with PSP, fluorescein-enhanced autofluorescence thoracoscopy (FEAT) has shown areas of parenchymal abnormality unnoticed during white light thoracoscopy (WLT).
  84. ncbi [The value of thoracoscopy in thorax trauma]
    A Lieber
    Operatives Zentrum am Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin, Scharnhorststrasse 13, 10115 Berlin
    Chirurg 77:1014-21. 2006
    ..Most often, diaphragmatic defects may be closed during diagnostic thoracoscopy as well. Non- or partially drainable hemothorax is another indication for thoracoscopy...
  85. ncbi Radical thoracoscopic esophagectomy for cancer
    S P Dexter
    Leeds Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapy, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great Britain
    Surg Endosc 10:147-51. 1996
    ..Videothoracoscopy could potentially provide an oncologically sound means for resecting the thoracic esophagus without the need for a thorcotomy...
  86. ncbi Hans Christian Jacobaeus: Inventor of human laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
    Martin Hatzinger
    Department of Urology, University of Mannheim, Germany
    J Endourol 20:848-50. 2006
    ..He also was the first to realize the need for initial endoscopic training in animals and corpses. He promoted the development of special laparoscopic instruments to optimize and simplify the procedure...
  87. ncbi Thoracoscopy in children: anaesthesiological implications and case reports
    A Gentili
    Department of Anestesia, and Intensive Care Antalgic Therapy, University Hospital of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 73:161-71. 2007
    ..of the study was to assess respiratory, cardiocirculatory and body temperature changes in children undergoing thoracoscopy and to identify if the trend of such changes was modifiable by factors such as lung exclusion, length of the ..
  88. ncbi Complications of thoracoscopy
    M J Krasna
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 61:1066-9. 1996
    The revolution in video technology has led to the acceptance of thoracoscopy as an important tool in thoracic surgery.
  89. ncbi Tolerance of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy in neonates
    Nicolas Kalfa
    Département de Chirurgie Viscérale Pédiatrique, Hopital Lapeyronie, CHU Montpellier, France
    Pediatrics 116:e785-91. 2005
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the tolerance of video-surgery in neonates and to determine the risk factors of per-operative complications...
  90. ncbi Efficacy of single-dose, multilevel paravertebral nerve blockade for analgesia after thoracoscopic procedures
    Steven E Hill
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Anesthesiology 104:1047-53. 2006
    ..surgery for pulmonary resection is increasingly chosen over thoracotomy, the optimal analgesia regimen for thoracoscopy is unknown...
  91. doi Effect of patient weight and anesthetic technique on CO2 excretion during thoracoscopy in children assessed by end-tidal CO2
    Merrill McHoney
    Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:147-51. 2008
    The aim of this study was to review the changes in CO(2) excretion and anesthetic management during thoracoscopy in children.
  92. doi Laparoscopic transhiatal approach for benign supra-diaphragmatic lesions of the esophagus: a replacement for thoracoscopy?
    C Palanivelu
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatorem, India
    Dis Esophagus 21:176-80. 2008
    ..Epiphrenic diverticula occur in the distal esophagus (the lower 10 cm). Currently, thoracotomy/thoracoscopy is the most popular approach for these conditions...
  93. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopy in the treatment of pleural empyema: stage-based management and outcome
    P C Cassina
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Endoscopy, Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany, and the Department of Medical Radiology, Zurich University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 117:234-8. 1999
    ....
  94. ncbi A delayed Boerhaave's syndrome diagnosis treated by thoracoscopy in prone position
    G Dapri
    European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Minerva Chir 63:237-40. 2008
    ..The procedure is completed by laparoscopic placement of a feeding jejunostomy with the patient supine...
  95. ncbi Minimally invasive esophagectomy for caustic esophageal stricture in children
    Benedict C Nwomeh
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e1-6. 2004
    ....
  96. doi Laparoscopy and transdiaphragmatic thoracoscopy in management of ruptured amebic liver abscess
    Melissa Short
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Cardiff, United Kingdom
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:473-6. 2008
    ..The use of laparoscopy helped the child to recover faster, thereby avoiding major laparotomy and thoracotomy...
  97. ncbi Thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy for benign and malignant disease: lessons learned from 46 consecutive procedures
    Ninh T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, 928687 3298, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:902-13. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy for the treatment of benign and malignant esophageal disease...
  98. ncbi Current status of minimally invasive esophagectomy
    N T Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, USA
    Minerva Chir 59:437-46. 2004
    ..esophagectomy, the conventional laparotomy is substituted with laparoscopy and the open thoracotomy with thoracoscopy. This article discusses the surgical techniques and outcomes for a variety of minimally invasive esophagectomy ..
  99. pmc Thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct
    G Stringel
    Department of Surgery, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA
    JSLS 4:239-42. 2000
    ..We describe two cases of persistent chylothorax, in a child and an adult, successfully treated with thoracoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct...
  100. ncbi Early and late mortality after pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion
    Alain Bernard
    Chirurgie Thoracique, Hopital Universitaire, Dijon, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:213-7. 2002
    ..study is to analyze morbidity and mortality and to determine the relative contribution of each of these potential prognosis variables for predicting morbidity and mortality in patients after pleurodesis by thoracotomy or thoracoscopy.
  101. ncbi Necrotizing pneumonia in children submitted to thoracoscopy due to pleural empyema: incidence, treatment and clinical evolution
    Mauricio Macedo
    Department of Surgery, Hospital Estadual Infantil Darcy Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Bras Pneumol 36:301-5. 2010
    To assess the incidence of necrotizing pneumonia (NP) in children submitted to thoracoscopy, comparing patients with and without NP in terms of the presentation and clinical evolution.

Research Grants86

  1. Dectection of occult mediastinal lymph node mestastases
    Michael Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..tomography, positron emission tomography), or are invasive requiring general anesthesia (mediastinoscopy, thoracoscopy)...
  2. Robotic Crawler for Epicardial Interventions
    Cameron Riviere; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..any desired point on the epicardial surface, a subxiphoid videopericardioscopic approach can be used instead of thoracoscopy. As a result, selective lung ventilation is not needed...
  3. Comparative Effectiveness of Surgical Treatments for Lung Cancer in the Elderly
    Juan P Wisnivesky; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..post operative complications, length of stay, and costs) of NSCLC patients treated with video assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) vs...
  4. High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography for Early Airway Cancer Detection
    Matthew Brenner; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The rigid probes will also be usable for thoracoscopy and other endoscopy applications)...
  5. Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
    CHRISTOPHER HASSER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of minimally invasive surgery has emerged that uses a robot to hold surgical tools during laparoscopy or thoracoscopy, under direct control by the surgeon...
  6. High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography for Early Airway Cancer Detection
    Matthew Brenner; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The rigid probes will also be usable for thoracoscopy and other endoscopy applications)...
  7. Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Obstructive E*
    Todd Demmy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal will be instrumental in the development of a novel PDT drug without long-term restrictions of patients' sun exposure. ..
  8. Inflammation of Myofibroblasts and Loss of Elastic Recoil in Severe Asthma
    Sally E Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Completing these aims should lead to an improved understanding of the contribution of inflammation and injury repair in the small airways/alveoli to the development of severe asthma. These findings may improve therapy as well. ..
  9. TGF-BETA AND 15 HETE IN POORLY STEROID RESPONSIVE ASTHMA
    Sally Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. Amplification of IL-4Ralpha signaling pathways in human airways through 15 LO1
    Sally E Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finally, these interactions open up new opportunities for innovative molecular approaches to drug development. ..
  11. TGF-BETA AND MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES IN AIRWAY REPAIR
    Sally Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. TGF-beta2 and IL-4Ralpha Pathway Interactions in Asthma
    Sally Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Th2 effects on eicosanoid pathways: implications for altered innate responses in
    Sally E Wenzel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These three aims should provide new insights into how relationships between innate and adaptive/allergic immune responses influence inflammatory/repair, and finally clinical outcomes in chronic and acute asthma. ..
  14. Beta-2 Receptor Polymorphisms and Vasodilation in Humans
    John Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..My long-term career goal is to become an independent investigator performing physiology and pharmacology studies directed at the genomics of the cardiovascular system in humans. ..
  15. Use of Quantitative RT-PCR for Staging Esophageal Cancer
    James Luketich; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, we believe that this research will answer some very interesting questions about tumor biology and metastasis in esophageal cancer. ..
  16. Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Gene Variation and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
    John Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  17. Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Gene Variation and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
    John H Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  18. Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Gene Variation and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
    John Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  19. Use of Quantitative RT-PCR for Staging Esophageal Cancer
    James Luketich; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In addition, we believe that this research will answer some very interesting questions about tumor biology and metastasis in esophageal cancer. ..
  20. Adult Tissue Morphogenesis: Functinoal Regulation of Intussusceptive Antiogenesis
    Steven Mentzer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The development of techniques and methods that can rapidly expand blood supply to injured tissue will have a significant impact on regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. ..
  21. Physiology of Systemic and Pulmonary Microangiectasias
    Steven Mentzer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. Fetal Wound Repair- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
    Thomas Krummel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We are uniquely qualified to complete this proposal due to our long history of fetal wound healing research and our successful use of the cellular and molecular techniques described herein. ..
  23. Beta-2 Receptor Polymorphisms and Vasodilation in Humans
    John Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..My long-term career goals is to become an independent investigator performing physiology and pharmacology studies directed at the genomics of the cardiovascular system in humans. ..
  24. SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESIS
    J Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..tb and the host, and for the principal investigator to become an accomplished independent biomedical investigator. ..
  25. LYMPHOCYTE RECRUITMENT IN LUNG TRANSPLANTATION
    Steven Mentzer; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  26. FETAL WOUND REPAIR--CELLULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISM
    Thomas Krummel; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Both in vitro and in vivo models will be used to substantiate the core hypothesis: fetal mouse organ cultures; adult mouse sponge implants; and mouse-derived fibroblasts in culture. ..
  27. Fish Oil Modulation of Tumor Inflammation
    NOCIF ESPAT; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  28. Multicenter Trial of Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair
    John Brock; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In summary, the proposed trial is expected to demonstrate whether fetal intervention offers improved outcome with a reasonable quality of life for spina bifida children. ..
  29. Microangiectasia Regulation of Lymphocyte Migration
    Steven Mentzer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Beta-2 Receptor Polymorphisms and Vasodilation in Humans
    John Eisenach; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..My long-term career goals is to become an independent investigator performing physiology and pharmacology studies directed at the genomics of the cardiovascular system in humans. ..
  31. Use of Quantitative RT PCR for Staging Esophageal Cancer
    James Luketich; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  32. Fetal Wound Repair- Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
    Thomas Krummel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We are uniquely qualified to complete this proposal due to our long history of fetal wound healing research and our successful use of the cellular and molecular techniques described herein. ..