video assisted thoracic surgery

Summary

Summary: Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Use of video-assisted thoracic surgery for lobectomy in the elderly results in fewer complications
    Stephen M Cattaneo
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:231-5; discussion 235-6. 2008
  2. ncbi Suction versus water seal after thoracoscopy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: prospective randomized study
    Adel K Ayed
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University and Chest Diseases Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1593-6. 2003
  3. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy reduces the morbidity after surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Masashi Muraoka
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Nagasaki Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:49-55. 2006
  4. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: experience with 1,100 cases
    Robert J McKenna
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:421-5; discussion 425-6. 2006
  5. ncbi Minimally invasive video-endoscopic sympathectomy by use of a transaxillary single port approach
    Didier Lardinois
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:67-70. 2002
  6. ncbi Long-term results after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for first-time and recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax
    R A Hatz
    Department of Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:253-7. 2000
  7. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for thoracic disc disease: Classification and outcome study of 100 consecutive cases with a 2-year minimum follow-up period
    Neel Anand
    Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:871-9. 2002
  8. ncbi Evaluation of plantar hyperhidrosis in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy
    Nelson Wolosker
    Dept of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Clin Auton Res 17:172-6. 2007
  9. ncbi Better pulmonary function and prognosis with video-assisted thoracic surgery than with thoracotomy
    S Kaseda
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Saiseikai Kanagawa ken Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:1644-6. 2000
  10. ncbi Effects of additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic procedures for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Jin Shing Chen
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chest 125:50-5. 2004

Research Grants

  1. THE ROLE OF A BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN IN LUNG CANCER
    John Langenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Sealing Lobectomy Air Leaks by Inductive Coagulation
    KEVIN MARCHITTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Obstructive E*
    Todd Demmy; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Use of Quantitative RT-PCR for Staging Esophageal Cancer
    James Luketich; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. SCLERODERMA LUNG STUDY
    David Riley; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. Intestinal Stem Cell Gene Therapy
    JEFFREY AVANSINO; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. Chronic Lung Allograft Rejection in MHC-Defined Swine
    James Allan; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. Injury - Induced Endothelial Dysfunction
    Fiemu Nwariaku; Fiscal Year: 2008

Detail Information

Publications189 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Use of video-assisted thoracic surgery for lobectomy in the elderly results in fewer complications
    Stephen M Cattaneo
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:231-5; discussion 235-6. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi Suction versus water seal after thoracoscopy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: prospective randomized study
    Adel K Ayed
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University and Chest Diseases Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1593-6. 2003
    ..The objectives of the study were to review our experience of video-assisted thoracoscopic apical pleurectomy and to evaluate whether suction or water seal is superior in the postoperative treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  3. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy reduces the morbidity after surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Masashi Muraoka
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Nagasaki Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:49-55. 2006
    ..We conducted this study to evaluate the surgical invasiveness and the safety of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for stage I lung cancer...
  4. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: experience with 1,100 cases
    Robert J McKenna
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:421-5; discussion 425-6. 2006
    ..This series is reviewed to assess these issues...
  5. ncbi Minimally invasive video-endoscopic sympathectomy by use of a transaxillary single port approach
    Didier Lardinois
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:67-70. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi Long-term results after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for first-time and recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax
    R A Hatz
    Department of Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:253-7. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate VATS for first-time and recurrent SP and to follow patients long-term...
  7. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for thoracic disc disease: Classification and outcome study of 100 consecutive cases with a 2-year minimum follow-up period
    Neel Anand
    Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:871-9. 2002
    ..Prospectively collected data from regular clinical follow-up evaluations were tabulated, analyzed, reviewed using a patient self-reported questionnaire...
  8. ncbi Evaluation of plantar hyperhidrosis in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy
    Nelson Wolosker
    Dept of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Clin Auton Res 17:172-6. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, current reports on VATS rarely describe the effect on PLH or just give superficial data. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate, how surgery affects PLH in patients with PH and PLH over one-year period...
  9. ncbi Better pulmonary function and prognosis with video-assisted thoracic surgery than with thoracotomy
    S Kaseda
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Saiseikai Kanagawa ken Hospital, Yokohama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:1644-6. 2000
    ..Data regarding pulmonary function and prognosis after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy are limited...
  10. ncbi Effects of additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic procedures for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Jin Shing Chen
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Chest 125:50-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  11. ncbi Axillary hyperhidrosis: T3/T4 versus T4 thoracic sympathectomy in a series of 276 cases
    José Ribas Milanez de Campos
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of São Paulo Medical School and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:598-603. 2006
    ..We compared the results using two different levels of ganglion resection for treating axillary hyperhidrosis: T3/T4 vs. T4...
  12. ncbi The value of video-assisted mediastinoscopy in pulmonary metastasectomy
    Ashvini Menon
    St James University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:351-4; discussion 354-5. 2007
    ..To assess the role of video-assisted mediastinoscopy (VAM) in identifying involved mediastinal lymph nodes in patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy...
  13. ncbi A life-threatening complication of the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
    Tom N Hoel
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:370-2. 2006
    ..The tear was closed, and the patient had an uneventful recovery. Careful positioning of the bar is necessary to avoid complications. Measures must be taken postoperatively to confirm that the steel bar does not rotate...
  14. ncbi Systematic node dissection by VATS is not inferior to that through an open thoracotomy: a comparative clinicopathologic retrospective study
    Atsushi Watanabe
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Surgery 138:510-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the feasibility and safety of SND by VATS...
  15. ncbi Long-term survival after videothoracoscopic lobectomy for stage I lung cancer
    Giancarlo Roviaro
    University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico IRCCS, Milan, Pad Zonda, Via Francesco Sforza, 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
    Chest 126:725-32. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate our personal experience and survival curves after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies for stage I lung cancer, in comparison with the results reported in existing literature...
  16. ncbi Is major pulmonary resection by video-assisted thoracic surgery an adequate procedure in clinical stage I lung cancer?
    Takashi Ohtsuka
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Chest 125:1742-6. 2004
    ..We aimed to review our experience of VATS for major pulmonary resections, and to determine its safety and adequacy in stage I lung cancer...
  17. ncbi Results of video-assisted thoracic surgery for stage I/II non-small cell lung cancer
    Akinori Iwasaki
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, 45 1, 7 chome Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka 814 0180, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:158-64. 2004
    ..Therefore, we review here a series of patients who underwent VATS lobectomy and segmentectomy at our hospital, and we attempt to identify the factors that influence the survival of VATS patients and the backgrounds of such patients...
  18. ncbi The body mass index and level of resection: predictive factors for compensatory sweating after sympathectomy
    Jose Ribas Milanez De Campos
    Dept of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital das Clínicas Heart Institute Incor University of São Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Clin Auton Res 15:116-20. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to identify the Body Mass Index (BMI) and the level of resection as predictive factors for CS and its relation to levels of patient satisfaction following the procedure...
  19. pmc Video-assisted thoracic surgery--the past, present status and the future
    Shi Ping Luh
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Taipei Tzu Chi Medical University Hospital, Taiwan 231, China
    J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 7:118-28. 2006
    ..In this paper we will review its development history, the present status and the future perspectives...
  20. ncbi Managing the small pulmonary nodule discovered by CT
    Daniel M Libby
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Chest 125:1522-9. 2004
    ..To review the Early Lung Cancer Action Project experience and the medical literature from 1993 to 2003 on detection of the small, noncalcified pulmonary nodule by CT in order to formulate a management algorithm for these nodules...
  21. ncbi Results of thoracoscopic instrumented fusion versus conventional posterior instrumented fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing selective thoracic fusion
    Hee Kit Wong
    Division of Spinal Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2031-8; discussion 2039. 2004
    ..Retrospective review of 31 consecutive female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing selective thoracic fusion...
  22. ncbi Pulmonary function, postoperative pain, and serum cytokine level after lobectomy: a comparison of VATS and conventional procedure
    I Nagahiro
    Department of Surgery II, Okayama University Medical School, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:362-5. 2001
    ..Although lobectomy by the video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) approach is assumed to be less invasive than lobectomy by the standard posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT) approach, it has not been scientifically proven...
  23. ncbi Lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer patients aged 80 years or more
    Kiyoshi Koizumi
    Department of Surgery II, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 9:14-21. 2003
    ..Video-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer patients aged 80 years or more is considered to offer an acceptable clinical outcome. However, further observation on prognosis is necessary...
  24. ncbi Use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to reduce perioperative morbidity in scoliosis surgery
    Peter O Newton
    Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:S249-54. 2003
    ..A case series of idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with thoracoscopic anterior instrumentation was compared to a similar group of patients treated by open anterior instrumentation...
  25. ncbi Is sympathectomy at T4 level better than at T3 level for treating palmar hyperhidrosis?
    Nelson Wolosker
    Department of Vascular Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas, School of Medicine of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:102-6. 2008
    ..We compared the results from a video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VTS) at the T4 denervation level with those from a VTS at the T3 level for the treatment of palmar hyperhydrosis (PH)...
  26. ncbi Surgical therapy of lung metastases
    David I Sternberg
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Semin Oncol 34:186-96. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy in the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis: a retrospective study of 521 cases comparing different levels of ablation
    Jorge Montessi
    Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
    J Bras Pneumol 33:248-54. 2007
    ..To compare different levels of ablation in terms of the degree of patient satisfaction and extent of postoperative reflex sweating in sympathectomized patients...
  28. ncbi Long-term outcomes following VATS lobectomy for non-small cell bronchogenic carcinoma
    William S Walker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9YW, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:397-402. 2003
    ..We have, therefore, reviewed our experience with VATS lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in an attempt to define the long-term results of VATS lobectomy in this setting...
  29. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is more favorable than thoracotomy for resection of clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Bryan A Whitson
    Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1965-70. 2007
    ..We compared the operative characteristics and postoperative course for patients with clinical stage I NSCLC who underwent lobectomy by VATS or thoracotomy...
  30. ncbi Videothoracoscopic bleb excision and pleural abrasion for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: long-term results
    Loic Lang-Lazdunski
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Percy Military Hospital, Clamart, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:960-5. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term efficiency of videothoracoscopic bleb excision and pleural abrasion for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  31. ncbi [Simple localization of peripheral pulmonary nodules - CT-guided percutaneous hook-wire localization]
    F P Poretti
    Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie des Klinikums Ingolstadt, Germany
    Rofo 174:202-7. 2002
    ..We investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of the percutaneous CT-guided placement of hook-wires to localize such nodules before video-assisted thoracoscopy...
  32. ncbi Pulmonary function after lobectomy: video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy
    M Nakata
    Clinical Research, Department of Surgery, National Shikoku Cancer Center Hospital, Matsuyama, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:938-41. 2000
    ..Whether video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) improves postoperative pulmonary function is still controversial. We compared postoperative pulmonary function after VATS lobectomy and standard lobectomy...
  33. ncbi Acute phase responses following minimal access and conventional thoracic surgery
    S R Craig
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:455-63. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: VATS pulmonary lobectomy is associated with reduced peri-operative changes in acute phase responses. This finding may have implications for peri-operative tumour immuno-surveillance in lung cancer patients...
  34. ncbi Topographical considerations under video-scope guidance in the T3,4 levels sympathetic surgery
    Do Hyung Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:786-9. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi VATS lobectomy reduces cytokine responses compared with conventional surgery
    A P Yim
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital
    Ann Thorac Surg 70:243-7. 2000
    ..We investigated the cytokine responses following VATS and conventional lobectomy for clinical stage I lung cancer...
  36. ncbi The role of thoracoscopy in the management of lung cancer
    Jules Lin
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, TC2120G, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, 2120 Taubman Health Care Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Box 0344, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Oncol 12:195-200. 2003
    ..However, concerns regarding cost, training issues, and adherence to oncological principles have caused some surgeons to proceed more slowly. This review discusses the current role of thoracoscopy in the management of lung cancer...
  37. ncbi Role of video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy in the treatment of primary hyperhidrosis
    Luiz Eduardo Villaça Leão
    Department of Surgery, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Sao Paulo Med J 121:191-7. 2003
    ..The advent and development of video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques now allows thoracic sympathectomy to be carried out precisely and safety with good results and minimal morbidity...
  38. ncbi A randomized trial of T3-T4 versus T4 sympathectomy for isolated axillary hyperhidrosis
    Marco Antonio S Munia
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Vasc Surg 45:130-3. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to compare the initial results from sympathectomy using two distinct levels for treating axillary sudoresis: T3-T4 vs T4...
  39. ncbi Anatomic variations of the T2 nerve root (including the nerve of Kuntz) and their implications for sympathectomy
    In Hyuk Chung
    Department of Anatomy, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seodaemoonku Shinchondong 134, Seoul 120 754, Korea
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:498-501. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the anatomic variations of the intrathoracic nerve of Kuntz, and this should help delineate the resection margins during video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy...
  40. ncbi Current surgical strategies for lung cancer with a focus on open thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery
    Kiyoshi Koizumi
    Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
    J Nippon Med Sch 73:116-21. 2006
    ..However, minimally invasive surgery that allows for functional preservation has not yet been developed. Future investigations and the refinement of technologies are needed...
  41. pmc Video assisted thoracic surgery in the management of spontaneous pneumothorax: the current status
    C S H Ng
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong
    Postgrad Med J 82:179-85. 2006
    Over the past decade, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has changed the way spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is managed...
  42. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for stage I lung cancer
    Farid Gharagozloo
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, George Washington University Medical Center, and VAMC, Washington, DC, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1009-14; discussion 1014-5. 2003
    ..Issues include operative time, lymph node yield, conversion to thoracotomy, resource utilization, recurrence, complications, and survival...
  43. ncbi Modified needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax : the long-term effects of apical pleurectomy versus pleural abrasion
    Y C Chang
    Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, No 21, Nan Ya South Road, Sec 2, Banciao City, Taipei, 220, Taiwan
    Surg Endosc 20:757-62. 2006
    ..The efficacy between apical pleurectomy and pleural abrasion through this technique was also compared...
  44. ncbi Nocturnal hypoxemia after lobectomy for lung cancer
    Hideki Kawai
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nakadori General Hospital, Akita, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1162-6. 2005
    ..This study also compared the postoperative course of nocturnal oxygen saturation after standard lobectomy with posterolateral thoracotomy and lobectomy with video-assisted thoracic surgery...
  45. ncbi Minimally invasive management of chylous fistula after esophagectomy
    J D Hayden
    The Department of Esophago Gastric Surgery, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
    Dis Esophagus 20:251-5. 2007
    ..Open surgery may be appropriate where minimally invasive approaches fail or where the availability of such skills is limited...
  46. ncbi Videothoracoscopic talc poudrage in primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a single-institution experience in 861 cases
    Giuseppe Cardillo
    Thoracic Surgery Unit, Carlo Forlanini Hospital, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Medicine University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:322-8. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate the outcome of 861 patients treated with videothoracoscopic talc poudrage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  47. ncbi Limited endoscopic thoracic sympathetic block for hyperhidrosis of the upper limb: reduction of compensatory sweating by clipping T4
    C Neumayer
    Department of General Surgery, University Clinic of Surgery, Vienna General Hospital, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
    Surg Endosc 18:152-6. 2004
    ..We present our experience and clinical results using this method, with emphasis on patients' quality of life...
  48. ncbi Localization of small pulmonary nodules for videothoracoscopic surgery
    Jian Hu
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, First Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China
    ANZ J Surg 76:649-51. 2006
    ..0 cm in diameter) localized at thoracoscopic resection must be treated carefully. Combined imaging and thoracoscopic techniques may help identify small nodules...
  49. ncbi Prospective evaluation of 50 consecutive scoliosis patients surgically treated with thoracoscopic anterior instrumentation
    Peter O Newton
    Children s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:S100-9. 2005
    ..Prospective, consecutive, single-surgeon case series of patients treated for scoliosis with thoracoscopic anterior spinal instrumentation...
  50. ncbi Long-term outcomes after a variety of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy approaches for clinical stage IA lung cancer: a multi-institutional study
    Norihisa Shigemura
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Takarazuka Municipal Hospital, Hyogo, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:507-12. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi Results of thoracoscopic pleural abrasion for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    D Gossot
    Thoracic Department, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, 42 Boulevard Jourdan, F 75014 Paris, France
    Surg Endosc 18:466-71. 2004
    ..Several video-assisted techniques have been used to treat primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of thoracoscopic pleural abrasion for PSP...
  52. pmc Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of scolioticrib hump deformity
    Mohsen Karami
    Robert Debre Hospital, Paris 7 University, 48, boulevard Serurier, 75019 Paris, France
    Eur Spine J 16:1373-7. 2007
    ..Endoscopic thoracoplasty is a safe and reliable technique in idiopathic scoliosis. If indicated, the anterior release can be performed with video-assistance and the thoracoplasty can be performed on the same stage...
  53. ncbi Using an image-guided navigation system for localization of small pulmonary nodules before thoracoscopic surgery: a feasibility study
    W Chen
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Fuzhou General Hospital, No 156 Xierhuan, Fuzhou, People s Republic of China, 350025
    Surg Endosc 21:1883-6. 2007
    ..We are developing a new technique using image-guided navigation system for localization of small pulmonary nodules before thoracoscopic surgery...
  54. pmc Sagittal plane analysis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) anterior instrumentations
    Hak Sun Kim
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 146 92 Dokok dong, Kangnam Gu, Seoul 135 720, Korea
    Yonsei Med J 48:90-6. 2007
    ..Although the surgical technique of VATS thoracic instrumentation is difficult to make the normal thoracic kyphosis, an acceptable sagittal balance can be obtained in Lenke type I adolescent idiopathic scoliosis using VATS...
  55. ncbi Prospective pulmonary function comparison of open versus endoscopic anterior fusion combined with posterior fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Lawrence G Lenke
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2055-60. 2004
    ..Prospective clinical study...
  56. ncbi Complete versus assisted thoracoscopic approach: a prospective randomized trial comparing a variety of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy techniques
    N Shigemura
    Division of the General Thoracic Surgery, Takarazuka Municipal Hospital, Hyogo, Japan n
    Surg Endosc 18:1492-7. 2004
    ..A prospective randomized trial was conducted to compare the differences in these techniques and their results to determine the best of VATS lobectomy for lung cancer...
  57. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in idiopathic scoliosis: evaluation of the learning curve
    Jochen P Son-Hing
    Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital, Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:703-7. 2007
    ..Retrospective review of patients with idiopathic scoliosis who underwent same-day or staged anterior and posterior spinal fusion and segmental spinal instrumentation...
  58. ncbi Removal of migrating pectus bars by video-assisted thoracoscopy
    R G Kanegaonkar
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Guy's Hospital, SE1 9RT, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:713-5. 2001
    ..Reports of pectus bar migration are rare but we report three cases of bar migration which required thoracoscopic removal...
  59. ncbi [Advantages of video assisted thoracic surgery in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax]
    O A Abdala
    Instituto de Enfermedades Torácicas, Sanatorio Modelo Quilmes, Quilmes, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 61:157-60. 2001
    ..It also reduces the hospitalization time, the use of analgesic drugs post surgery, decreases recurrence of the disease and the cost of the treatment. Moreover, the patients were back to work in less than 10 days...
  60. ncbi Recurrences following videothoracoscopic treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: the role of redo-videothoracoscopy
    G Cardillo
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera S Camillo Forlanini, Ospedale Carlo Forlanini, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:396-9. 2001
    ..We report our experience with 19 patients who underwent redo-VATS to evaluate the feasibility of such surgical approach...
  61. ncbi Endoscopic clipping in video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathetic blockade for axillary hyperhidrosis. An analysis of 26 cases
    T S Lin
    Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Chung Shan Medical and Dental College, 135 Nan-Siao Street, Changhua City, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Surg Endosc 15:126-8. 2001
    ..Patients who experience excessive compensatory sweating may require a reverse operation for endoclip removal...
  62. ncbi Efficacy study of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pleurodesis for spontaneous pneumothorax
    P Chan
    Thoracic Surgical Unit, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:452-4. 2001
    ....
  63. ncbi [Multiple cerebral infarction by air embolism associated with remarkable low BIS value during lung segmentectomy with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique: a case report]
    Masumi Kiribayashi
    Division of Operating Theatre, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago 683 8504
    Masui 59:480-3. 2010
    ..She underwent right S8 segmentectomy by video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) under general anesthesia combined with epidural anesthesia...
  64. ncbi Defining the pediatric spinal thoracoscopy learning curve: sixty-five consecutive cases
    P O Newton
    Children s Hospital San Diego, California, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:1028-35. 2000
    ..Consecutive case prospective chart and radiographic review...
  65. ncbi Videothoracoscopic treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a 6-year experience
    G Cardillo
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Carlo Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:357-61; discussion 361-2. 2000
    ..Timing and surgical approach in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) are not well defined. The objective of this study is to propose a treatment protocol by videothoracoscopy (VATS) in PSP...
  66. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for severe intractable angina
    S S Khogali
    Department of Cardiology, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 16:S95-8. 1999
    ..We evaluated video assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) in such patients with the aim of improving symptoms and quality of life...
  67. ncbi Video assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy and acromycin pleurodesis: an effective treatment for spontaneous pneumothorax
    M Loubani
    Thoracic Surgery Unit, St Vincent s Hospital Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland
    Respir Med 94:888-90. 2000
    ..8 /- 1.08 vs. 6.76 +/- 1.09). There were five (20%) recurrences in group 1 while only one (4%) occurred in group 2. In view of these results we recommend the routine use of Acromycin pleurodesis in addition to thoracoscopic bullectomy...
  68. ncbi Discharge independence with minimally invasive lobectomy
    Todd L Demmy
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton St, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Surg 188:698-702. 2004
    ..The effects of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary lobectomy on after-hospital care are not well known...
  69. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy for small peripheral lung cancer tumors: intermediate results
    T Shiraishi
    Second Department of Surgery, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, 7 45 1 Nanakuma, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 814 0180, Japan
    Surg Endosc 18:1657-62. 2004
    ..We investigated the feasibility and suitability of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy for curing selected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with this less invasive technique...
  70. ncbi A completely thoracoscopic lobectomy/segmentectomy for primary lung cancer--technique, feasibility, and advantages
    T Shiraishi
    Department of Surgery II, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:202-7. 2006
    ..The technique, feasibility, and advantages of this surgical modality over the conventional procedure were investigated...
  71. pmc Sustained benefit lasting one year from T4 instead of T3-T4 sympathectomy for isolated axillary hyperhidrosis
    Marco Antonio S Munia
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 63:771-4. 2008
    ..Level T4 video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy proved superior to T3-T4 treatment for controlling axillary hyperhidrosis at the initial and six-month follow-ups of these patients...
  72. ncbi Surgical treatments for multiple primary adenocarcinoma of the lung
    Masao Nakata
    Department of Surgery, National Shikoku Cancer Center, Ehime, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1194-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of multiple primary adenocarcinomas and to evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatments...
  73. ncbi Left upper lobe pulmonary sequestration
    Pascal Berna
    Thoracic Surgery Department, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, 20 40 rue Leblanc, 75015 Paris, France
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:527-8. 2008
    ..Pulmonary sequestration is a development lung disease: upper lobe location is considered uncommon and much controversy exists concerning this form which may be underrated...
  74. ncbi Less vigorous surgery for second primary lung cancer
    A Iwasaki
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, 45 1, 7 chome Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka 814 0180, Japan
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:337-40. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to attempt to identify the value of less vigorous therapies such as segmentectomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in SPLC...
  75. ncbi [Case of pneumothorax due to pulmonary metastases from uterine leiomyosarcoma]
    Yoshiko Mizushina
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Jichi Medical University
    Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 46:379-84. 2008
    ..When multiple thin-wall cavities and cysts are found in the lung, pulmonary metastases should be considered as one of the causes, and pathological specimens obtained in past illness should be re-examined in detail...
  76. ncbi Retrospective comparison of needle thoracoscopy and conventional thoracoscopic surgery to treat primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Yu Jen Cheng
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, E Da Hospital I Shou University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:104-6. 2007
    ..To retrospectively compare needle video-thoracoscopic surgery (NVTS) with conventional video-thoracoscopic surgery (CVTS) for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  77. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy (VATS), open thoracotomy, and the robot for lung cancer
    Raja M Flores
    Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S710-5. 2008
    ..However, adequately powered well-balanced studies comparing VATS with open thoracotomy for lobectomy are lacking in the literature...
  78. ncbi Acute nonbacterial pleuritis caused by spontaneous rupture of metastatic pulmonary adenocarcinoma
    Takashi Iwata
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 4 3 Asahi machi, Abeno Ku, Osaka, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:347-50. 2008
    ..The postoperative course was uneventful, and he was well without recurrent disease 2 years after pulmonary resection...
  79. ncbi Mucoid impaction after segmental resection of lung
    Masaya Okuda
    Department of General Thoracic, Breast, and Endocrinological Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki cho, Kita gun, Kagawa, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:249-51. 2008
    ..Incomplete pulmonary sub-lobar resection may produce unusual radiographic features. Herein, we report a case of bronchial atresia after lung segmentectomy...
  80. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery pulmonary resection for lung cancer in patients with poor lung function
    Juan C Garzon
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Union Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1996-2003. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the early outcome of patients with poor lung function who underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection for primary non-small cell lung carcinoma...
  81. ncbi [Successful treatment applied to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) empyema after the operation for lung cancer; report of a case]
    Yusuke Kita
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Haibara General Hospital, Makinohara, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 60:1114-7. 2007
    ..PGA felt is an absorbable but artificial material. We have to care about infectious problems. However, we could control the MRSA pyothrax without removing the PGA felt...
  82. ncbi Successful thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer in a patient with anatomic variation of the left inferior pulmonary vein
    Kanji Minamoto
    Department of Surgery, Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital, Takamatsu, Kagawa 760 8558, Japan
    Acta Med Okayama 61:103-6. 2007
    ..Knowledge of the branching variations of PV from preoperative evaluations leads to appropriate thoracoscopic procedures for lung cancer...
  83. ncbi IIIB-T4 non-small cell lung cancer: indications and results of surgical treatment
    M Lucchi
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 48:369-74. 2007
    ..We have reviewed our experience with T4 NSCLC patients who underwent surgery with the aim of debating the indications and results of surgical treatment in this highly selected group of patients...
  84. ncbi The revolution of thoracotomy for lung cancer surgery
    Kiyoshi Koizumi
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:228-35. 2007
    ..Future investigations and the refinement of technologies are needed...
  85. ncbi VATS lobectomy to treat early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
    Andrea McNiel
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    JAAPA 21:31-3, 37. 2008
  86. ncbi VATS lobectomy is better than open thoracotomy: what is the evidence for short-term outcomes?
    Eric L Grogan
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, P O Box 800679, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0679, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:249-58. 2008
    ..More data are needed to better show an improvement in the economic efficacy, ability to more effectively administer adjuvant therapies, and benefit of robotic assistance in VATS lobectomy...
  87. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy vs. conventional lobectomy via open thoracotomy in patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung carcinoma
    Motoki Sakuraba
    Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Hongo 2 1 1 Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, 113 8421, Japan
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:614-7. 2007
    ..We consider VATS lobectomy to be one of the therapeutic options in patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung carcinoma...
  88. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for c-T1N0M0 primary lung cancer: its impact on locoregional control
    Takeshi Shiraishi
    Department of Surgery II, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1021-6. 2006
    ..The outcomes of a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer, with a special focus on its locoregional control, were compared with a conventional lobectomy...
  89. ncbi Lung cancer surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis
    Akinori Iwasaki
    Second Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1027-32. 2006
    ..Few reports have described surgery for lung cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis. The objective of this study was to clarify the efficacy of surgical treatment and evaluate its postoperative outcome...
  90. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery sleeve lobectomy: a case series
    Ali Mahtabifard
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:S729-32. 2008
    ..This article reports a large experience of VATS sleeve lobectomy...
  91. doi A lung granuloma with partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection and bronchial atresia
    K Sumida
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:449-50. 2008
  92. ncbi Is palpation of the nonresected pulmonary lobe(s) required for patients with non-small cell lung cancer? A prospective study
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:261-8. 2008
    ..Video-assisted lobectomy is an increasingly used technique to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer but it does not usually afford lung palpation...
  93. ncbi Video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a small pulmonary nodule after computed tomography-guided localization with a hook-wire system. Experience in 45 consecutive patients
    Olivier Pittet
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland
    World J Surg 31:575-8. 2007
    ..This study is a single-institution validation of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) resection of a small solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) previously localized by a CT-guided hook-wire system in a consecutive series of 45 patients...
  94. ncbi [Combined thoracoscopic and open chest approach of lobectomy with inferior chest wall resection for advanced lung cancer]
    Shunsuke Endo
    Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical School, Saitama, Japan
    Kyobu Geka 61:375-8. 2008
    ..Postoperative course was uneventful. The present surgical approach can avoid a wide thoracotomy for an advanced lung cancer invading an inferior chest wall...
  95. ncbi Decreased invasiveness via two methods of thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer, compared with open thoracotomy
    Michihiko Tajiri
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanto Rosai Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan
    Respirology 12:207-11. 2007
    ..We divided patients into two groups based on the surgical approach and analysed the outcomes...
  96. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery for left lung cancer in a patient with a right aortic arch
    Hiroshige Nakamura
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, 36 1 Nishi cho, Yonago, Tottori 683 8504, Japan
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 56:239-41. 2008
    ..This is the first report of using VATS to remove a lung cancer from a patient with a right aortic arch...
  97. ncbi Data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery database: the surgical management of primary lung tumors
    Daniel J Boffa
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:247-54. 2008
    ..Our objective was to investigate the surgical management of primary lung cancer by board-certified thoracic surgeons participating in the general thoracic surgery portion of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
  98. ncbi Extending indications for radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors through an intraoperative approach
    Philip A Linden
    Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:420-3. 2008
    ..We detail instances of RFA in patients who were either not candidates for percutaneous RFA or in whom the tumor was found to be unresectable at operation...
  99. ncbi [Indications, surgical strategies and evaluation of prognostic factors in the treatment of pulmonary metastases]
    M Monaco
    Universita degli Studi di Messina, Cattedra di Chirurgia Toracica
    G Chir 27:442-7. 2006
    ..They discuss of advantages vs disadvantages of the surgical procedures. In conclusion they believe metastasectomy is a safe treatment of pulmonary metastases...
  100. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection can be safely taught to trainees
    Innes Y P Wan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:416-9. 2008
    ..In this study, we compared the results of VATS major lung resection performed by surgical trainees with those performed by experienced thoracic surgeons with specialist interest in VATS...
  101. ncbi Compromised video-assisted thoracoscopic segmental resection for high-risk patients with stage I lung cancer near the lung hilum
    Shunsuke Yamada
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokai University Hachioji Hospital, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:409-12. 2006
    ..After 2 years of follow-up, both patients are alive without recurrence. We describe the cases and the method used for the video-assisted thoracoscopic segmental resection using an endoscopic stapler...

Research Grants8

  1. THE ROLE OF A BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN IN LUNG CANCER
    John Langenfeld; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our long-term goal is to use BMP-2 inhibiting therapy as a modality to prevent the progression of lung cancer. ..
  2. Sealing Lobectomy Air Leaks by Inductive Coagulation
    KEVIN MARCHITTO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. 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. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. 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. ..
  5. SCLERODERMA LUNG STUDY
    David Riley; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Intestinal Stem Cell Gene Therapy
    JEFFREY AVANSINO; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will provide a basis for intestinal gene therapy as well as study of stem cell/mesenchyme interaction. ..
  7. Chronic Lung Allograft Rejection in MHC-Defined Swine
    James Allan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Injury - Induced Endothelial Dysfunction
    Fiemu Nwariaku; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The overall objectives are to determine the role of intracellular oxidants, rho and MAPK pathways on junctional phosphorylation and endothelial dysfunction. [unreadable] [unreadable]..