Ara A Vaporciyan

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with atrial fibrillation after noncardiac thoracic surgery: analysis of 2588 patients
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:779-86. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Cardiothoracic surgery residency training: past, present, and future
    Ara Asadur Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:759-67. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery: survey of North American general surgery residents
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1351-9. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence of major pulmonary morbidity after pneumonectomy: association with timing of smoking cessation
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Medical Informatics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:420-5; discussion 425-6. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Utility of PET, CT, and EUS to identify pathologic responders in esophageal cancer
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1152-60; discussion 1152-60. 2004
  6. pmc The role of consolidation therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer with persistent N2 disease after induction chemotherapy
    Arya Amini
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:914-20. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoperative chemoradiotherapy prior to esophagectomy in elderly patients is not associated with increased morbidity
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:391-7; discussionn 391-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Postoperative pulmonary complications after preoperative chemoradiation for esophageal carcinoma: correlation with pulmonary dose-volume histogram parameters
    Hoon K Lee
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:1317-22. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Esophagectomy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy improves locoregional control in clinical stage II or III esophageal cancer patients
    Zhongxing Liao
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:1484-93. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical stage, therapy response, and patient outcome between squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
    Pooja R Rohatgi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 36:69-76. 2005

Detail Information

Publications85

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors associated with atrial fibrillation after noncardiac thoracic surgery: analysis of 2588 patients
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:779-86. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with the onset of atrial fibrillation after thoracic surgery to allow more targeted interventions in patients with the highest risk...
  2. doi request reprint Cardiothoracic surgery residency training: past, present, and future
    Ara Asadur Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:759-67. 2013
    ..A dramatic transformation of cardiothoracic surgical education has evolved over the past few decades...
  3. doi request reprint Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery: survey of North American general surgery residents
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1351-9. 2009
    ..The viewpoints of potential applicants, general surgery residents, have not yet been assessed. Their perceptions are crucial to understanding the cause and formulating appropriate changes in our educational system...
  4. ncbi request reprint Incidence of major pulmonary morbidity after pneumonectomy: association with timing of smoking cessation
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Medical Informatics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:420-5; discussion 425-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative and perioperative factors associated with the development of MPEs after pneumonectomy to help predict which patients are at increased risk for MPEs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Utility of PET, CT, and EUS to identify pathologic responders in esophageal cancer
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1152-60; discussion 1152-60. 2004
    ....
  6. pmc The role of consolidation therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer with persistent N2 disease after induction chemotherapy
    Arya Amini
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:914-20. 2012
    ..We assessed the role of consolidative therapies (postoperative radiation therapy and chemotherapy) for such patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preoperative chemoradiotherapy prior to esophagectomy in elderly patients is not associated with increased morbidity
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:391-7; discussionn 391-7. 2005
    ..Preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy are often administered to patients with esophageal cancer. Despite an aging population, little data exist regarding feasibility of preoperative therapy in elderly patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Postoperative pulmonary complications after preoperative chemoradiation for esophageal carcinoma: correlation with pulmonary dose-volume histogram parameters
    Hoon K Lee
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:1317-22. 2003
    ..To clarify the relationship between the percentage of lung receiving low radiation doses with concurrent chemotherapy and the occurrence of postoperative pulmonary complications in the treatment of esophageal carcinoma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Esophagectomy after concurrent chemoradiotherapy improves locoregional control in clinical stage II or III esophageal cancer patients
    Zhongxing Liao
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 60:1484-93. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of surgical resection on the outcome of patients with clinical Stage II or III cancer of the esophagus treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical stage, therapy response, and patient outcome between squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
    Pooja R Rohatgi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 36:69-76. 2005
    ..To analyze the differences in clinical stage, pathologic response to chemoradiotherapy, patterns of failure, and overall survival (OS) between patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ACA) of the esophagus...
  11. doi request reprint Trimodality therapy without a platinum compound for localized carcinoma of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction
    Jaffer A Ajani
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:1656-63. 2010
    ..It was hypothesized that chemoradiotherapy with fluoropyrimidine, taxane, and camptothecin would have preserved or improved efficacy with no compromise in safety...
  12. pmc Visceral pleural invasion is not predictive of survival in patients with lung cancer and smaller tumor size
    Elizabeth David
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1872-7; discussion 1877. 2013
    ..The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of VPI on disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with node-negative NSCLC...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of induction chemotherapy and preoperative chemoradiotherapy on operative morbidity and mortality in patients with locoregional adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction
    Kazumasa Fujitani
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 444, P.O. Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230-1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1305-11. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint The addition of induction chemotherapy to preoperative, concurrent chemoradiotherapy improves tumor response in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma
    S Chris Malaisrie
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 107:967-74. 2006
    ..In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy of CCRT compared with traditional concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
  15. doi request reprint Progression after chemotherapy is a novel predictor of poor outcomes after pulmonary metastasectomy in sarcoma patients
    Elizabeth H Stephens
    Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 212:821-6. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that measurable progression after chemotherapy is a novel predictor of poor outcomes in sarcoma patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy...
  16. doi request reprint Association of age and survival in patients with gastroesophageal cancer undergoing surgery with or without preoperative therapy
    Fadi Braiteh
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 115:4450-8. 2009
    ..For this study, the authors explored their institution's large surgical experience to examine the impact of age on long-term patient survival and surgical complications...
  17. doi request reprint Predictors of recurrent pulmonary metastases and survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer
    Shanda H Blackmon
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1802-9. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to identify preoperative predictors of survival and lung recurrence for patients undergoing resection of such lesions...
  18. pmc Outcome of trimodality-eligible esophagogastric cancer patients who declined surgery after preoperative chemoradiation
    Takashi Taketa
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Oncology 83:300-4. 2012
    ..The literature on the outcome of such patients is sparse...
  19. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after extrapleural pneumonectomy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1685-92; discussion 1692-3. 2007
    ..To improve local control, we have used intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as it allows better dose distribution to regions at risk of recurrence as well as reduced radiation to surrounding organs...
  20. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasonography-identified celiac adenopathy remains a poor prognostic factor despite preoperative chemoradiotherapy in esophageal adenocarcinoma
    S Chris Malaisrie
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:65-72. 2006
    ..We reviewed our experience with preoperative chemoradiotherapy in patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus and pretreatment endoscopic ultrasonography-identified celiac adenopathy...
  21. pmc Does the timing of esophagectomy after chemoradiation affect outcome?
    Jae Y Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:207-12; discussion 212-3. 2012
    ..However, there are theoretical concerns that waiting longer after radiation may lead to a more difficult operation and more complications. The optimal timing of esophagectomy after CXRT is unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Characterization of pathologic complete response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy in carcinoma of the esophagus and outcome after pathologic complete response
    Pooja Rohatgi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 104:2365-72. 2005
    ....
  23. pmc Predictors for locoregional recurrence for clinical stage III-N2 non-small cell lung cancer with nodal downstaging after induction chemotherapy and surgery
    Arya Amini
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Unit 97, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:1934-40. 2013
    ..Pathologic downstaging following chemotherapy for stage III-N2 NSCLC is a well-known positive prognostic indicator. However, the predictive factors for locoregional recurrence (LRR) in these patients are largely unknown...
  24. pmc Proposed revision of the esophageal cancer staging system to accommodate pathologic response (pP) following preoperative chemoradiation (CRT)
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 241:810-7; discussion 817-20. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of pathologic response following preoperative chemoradiation (CRT) on the AJCC esophageal cancer staging system...
  25. pmc Histopathologic response criteria predict survival of patients with resected lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Apar Pataer
    Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 7:825-32. 2012
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison of limited surgery and three-dimensional conformal radiation in high-risk patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Sai Yendamuri
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 2:1022-8. 2007
    ..In this study, we retrospectively compared the outcome of patients treated with wedge resection or three-dimensional (3-D) conformal radiation therapy, the most common treatment modalities used for such high-risk patients...
  27. doi request reprint The influence of high body mass index on the prognosis of patients with esophageal cancer after surgery as primary therapy
    Yuki Hayashi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:5619-27. 2010
    ..Its influence on a patient's outcome remains unclear. In the current study, the authors examined the impact of BMI on survival and complications in patients with esophageal cancer (EC) who underwent surgery as their primary therapy...
  28. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent pulmonary toxicity after postoperative intensity-modulated radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69:350-7. 2007
    ..To determine the incidence of fatal pulmonary events after extrapleural pneumonectomy and hemithoracic intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for malignant pleural mesothelioma...
  29. doi request reprint Pathologic T0N1 esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy and surgery: an orphan status
    Min P Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:884-90; discussion 890-1. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that these patients would have similar survival to patients with incomplete response to therapy...
  30. ncbi request reprint The evolution of treatment outcomes for resected stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer over 16 years at a single institution
    Linda W Martin
    Departments of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1601-10. 2005
    ..To determine which treatment factors are associated with improved survival, we evaluated outcomes for these patients at our institution over a 16-year period...
  31. ncbi request reprint Histologic subtypes as determinants of outcome in esophageal carcinoma patients with pathologic complete response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy
    Pooja R Rohatgi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:552-8. 2006
    ..The current study tested the hypothesis that the clinical outcome of patients with localized esophageal carcinoma after preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CTRT) depends on histology...
  32. ncbi request reprint Impact of induction chemotherapy and preoperative chemoradiotherapy on operative morbidity and mortality in patients with locoregional adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction
    Kazumasa Fujitani
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2010-7. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint 2-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography imaging is predictive of pathologic response and survival after preoperative chemoradiation in patients with esophageal carcinoma
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:1776-85. 2004
    ..Preliminary reports suggest that FDG-PET may be predictive of the response of esophageal carcinoma patients to preoperative CRT...
  34. ncbi request reprint Promising early local control of malignant pleural mesothelioma following postoperative intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to the chest
    Anesa Ahamad
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer J 9:476-84. 2003
    ..We report how these geometric/dosimetric constraints were overcome by exploiting intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the first cohort patient...
  35. doi request reprint Supercharged pedicled jejunal interposition for esophageal replacement: a 10-year experience
    Shanda H Blackmon
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:1104-11; discussion 1111-3. 2012
    ..Esophageal continuity after esophagectomy can be established without a viable stomach conduit by using the colon or jejunum. The current study evaluated the technical outcomes of the long-segment supercharged jejunal (SPJ) interposition...
  36. doi request reprint Comparison between established and the Worldwide Esophageal Cancer Collaboration staging systems
    Puja Gaur
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1797-1803, 1804.e1-3; discussion 1803-4. 2010
    ..We used a single institution experience to validate the hypothesis that the WECC system more accurately predicts survival in GEJA patients than both the American Joint Commission on Cancer 6th edition esophageal and gastric systems...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tumor cavitation in stage I non-small cell lung cancer: epidermal growth factor receptor expression and prediction of poor outcome
    Amir Onn
    Department of Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 57, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Radiology 237:342-7. 2005
    ..To retrospectively identify radiographic characteristics of stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that may correlate with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) or HER2 expression or with prognosis...
  38. doi request reprint Non-small cell lung cancer resection in lymphoma patients
    Min P Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:210-6. 2010
    ..It is unknown if these patients are at higher risk of dying from pulmonary resection due to lymphoma or if they have reasonable long-term survival...
  39. ncbi request reprint Use of aprotinin in extrapleural pneumonectomy: effect on hemostasis and incidence of complications
    Faisal Bakaeen
    The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:982-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of aprotinin on blood loss in extrapleural pneumonectomy and to identify potential treatment-related complications...
  40. doi request reprint Endoscopic esophageal tumor length: a prognostic factor for patients with esophageal cancer
    Puja Gaur
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 117:63-9. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to determine the value of endoscopically measured tumor length (cL) in predicting overall survival in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  41. pmc Cardiac autotransplantation for malignant or complex primary left-heart tumors
    Shanda H Blackmon
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:296-300. 2008
    ..The mean survival for all patients with sarcoma is 22 months.Cardiac autotransplantation enables complete resection and accurate reconstruction in many primary malignant and complex benign left-heart tumors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of phase II trial evaluating chemotherapy, chemoradiotherapy, and surgery for locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:120-7. 2003
    ..To evaluate the long-term outcome of chemotherapy, chemoradiotherapy, and surgery for patients with locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer...
  43. doi request reprint Superior sulcus tumors with vertebral body involvement: a multimodality approach
    William D Bolton
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1379-87. 2009
    ..We have previously documented a 2-year survival of 54% in patients treated with a multimodality approach. This work builds on our previous experience and examines the long-term outcomes...
  44. doi request reprint Esophageal tumor length is independently associated with long-term survival
    Sai Yendamuri
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 115:508-16. 2009
    ..To the authors' knowledge the impact of esophageal tumor length on long-term outcome and the esophageal cancer staging system has not been fully evaluated in the current era...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung: a predictor of poor prognosis
    Linda W Martin
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:973-80. 2007
    ..Although believed to be associated with poor prognosis, its effect on survival and recurrence has not been well defined. Our goal was to determine the prognostic significance of SARC histology in patients undergoing pulmonary resection...
  46. doi request reprint Improved long-term outcome with chemoradiotherapy strategies in esophageal cancer
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:892-8; discussion 898-9. 2010
    ..We therefore reviewed sequential phase II/III trials performed at a single institution to assess the impact of preoperative chemotherapy versus preoperative C/RT strategies...
  47. ncbi request reprint Propensity-matched analysis of three techniques for intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis
    Shanda H Blackmon
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1805-13; discussion 1813. 2007
    ..We evaluated our experience with this novel technique in intrathoracic anastomoses and compared the outcome with circular-stapled or hand-sewn techniques...
  48. ncbi request reprint Extended surgical staging for potentially resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1988-92; discussion 1992-3. 2005
    ..We evaluated the role of extended surgical staging procedures, which generally includes a combination of laparoscopy, peritoneal lavage, and mediastinoscopy, to more precisely stage patients with MPM...
  49. doi request reprint Outcomes after surgical resection of cardiac sarcoma in the multimodality treatment era
    Faisal G Bakaeen
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1454-60. 2009
    ..Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare tumors carrying poor prognosis. Resection remains the primary therapy. Especially in recent years, chemotherapy and radiation have been used adjunctively...
  50. doi request reprint Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas
    Shanda H Blackmon
    Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:977-84. 2009
    ..0 +/- 1.7 months for patients having single-modality therapy. A complete review of diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and surveillance of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas follows...
  51. doi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for staging of malignant pleural mesothelioma
    David C Rice
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:862-8; discussion 868-9. 2009
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Resection of pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcomatous metastases is associated with long-term survival
    Shanda H Blackmon
    University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:877-84; discussion 884-5. 2009
    ..We, therefore, reviewed our experience with resection of pulmonary metastases in patients who had documented extrapulmonary metastases to determine long-term outcome...
  53. ncbi request reprint Integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with potentially resectable malignant pleural mesothelioma: Staging implications
    Jeremy J Erasmus
    Departments of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1364-70. 2005
    ..We evaluate the use of integrated computed tomography-positron emission tomography in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who are being considered for extrapleural pneumonectomy...
  54. doi request reprint A clinical nomogram predicting pathologic lymph node involvement in esophageal cancer patients
    Puja Gaur
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 252:611-7. 2010
    ..We, therefore, constructed a nomogram to predict the risk of pN1 prior to surgical resection and externally validated the clinical utility of the model...
  55. ncbi request reprint Proposed modification of nodal status in AJCC esophageal cancer staging system
    Wayne Hofstetter
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:365-73; discussion 374-5. 2007
    ..Recent reports suggest that the number of lymph nodes involved is also an important factor. We reviewed our esophageal experience to propose an improved nodal staging system...
  56. doi request reprint Impact of tumor length on long-term survival of pT1 esophageal adenocarcinoma
    William D Bolton
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:831-6. 2009
    ..The impact of esophageal tumor length on pT1 esophageal adenocarcinoma has not been well evaluated...
  57. doi request reprint Limitations of 18F-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography in N1 detection in patients with pathologic stage II-N1 and implications for management
    Min P Kim
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:414-20. 2015
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate FDG-PET in the detection of N1 disease and to determine if FDG-PET-positive N1 disease predicts poor survival in patients with pathologic stage II-N1 NSCLC...
  58. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of aspiration and pulmonary complications after lung resection in head and neck cancer patients
    Luis J Herrera
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1982-7; discussion 1987-8. 2006
    ..The risk of pulmonary complications after lung resection has not been evaluated in HNC patients. We therefore reviewed the risk of aspiration-related pulmonary complications in HNC patients after pulmonary resection...
  59. doi request reprint Outcomes after right-side heart sarcoma resection
    Min P Kim
    Department of Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:770-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of the current study was to investigate the outcomes after right-side heart sarcoma resection...
  60. pmc Intrathoracic leaks following esophagectomy are no longer associated with increased mortality
    Linda W Martin
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Ann Surg 242:392-9; discussion 399-402. 2005
    ..Assess outcomes following intrathoracic leaks after esophagectomy from 1970 to 2004 to evaluate the impact of evolving surgical and perioperative techniques on leak-associated mortality (LAM)...
  61. doi request reprint Diaphragmatic hernia after esophagectomy in 440 patients with long-term follow-up
    Dhakshina Moorthy Ganeshan
    Department of Radiology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1138-45. 2013
    ..In this study we aim to describe the frequency, predictors of incidence, and indications for repair...
  62. doi request reprint Perceptions and expectations of cardiothoracic residents and attending surgeons
    Elizabeth H Stephens
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 177:e45-52. 2012
    ..With our specialty going through a critical phase of re-evaluation and adaptation, our aim was to evaluate and compare the perceptions and expectations among residents and faculty regarding cardiothoracic training...
  63. pmc Treatment outcomes of resected esophageal cancer
    Wayne Hofstetter
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 236:376-84; discussion 384-5. 2002
    ..To assess the evolution of treatment and outcome for resected esophageal cancer at a single institution...
  64. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound after preoperative chemoradiation can help identify patients who benefit maximally after surgical esophageal resection
    Banke Agarwal
    Department of GI Medicine and Nutrition, Medical Oncology and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1258-66. 2004
    ..Based on these data, we reevaluated the role of EUS in identifying patients who maximally benefit from surgical esophageal resection after preoperative chemoXRT...
  65. doi request reprint The prognostic factors of chest wall metastasis resection
    Seyed Hamid Hemmati
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77025, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:328-33. 2011
    ..Limited data exist regarding the outcomes after resection of pure hematogenous chest wall (CW) metastases. Therefore, we reviewed our 17 years' experience to determine clinically relevant factors...
  66. doi request reprint Contemporary surgical management of cardiac paragangliomas
    Basel Ramlawi
    Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1972-6. 2012
    ..Cardiac paragangliomas are an extremely rare subset of chromaffin cell tumors that develop from neural crest cells...
  67. pmc Application of the revised lung cancer staging system (IASLC Staging Project) to a cancer center population
    Edmund S Kassis
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4095, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:412-418.e1-2. 2009
    ..The goal of our study was to compare these systems in patients undergoing surgery for non-small cell lung cancer to determine whether one system is superior in staging operable disease...
  68. doi request reprint Improved survival after resection of liver and lung colorectal metastases compared with liver-only metastases: a study of 112 patients with limited lung metastatic disease
    Antoine Brouquet
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4008, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:62-9; discussion 69-71. 2011
    ..Lung metastases are considered a poor prognostic factor in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases...
  69. ncbi request reprint Long-segment, supercharged, pedicled jejunal flap for total esophageal reconstruction
    Anthony J Ascioti
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1391-8. 2005
    ..Few reports describe this technique in patients with cancer. We report our initial experience with "supercharged" pedicled jejunum as an alternative conduit for total esophageal reconstruction...
  70. ncbi request reprint The potential role of aprotinin in the perioperative management of malignant tumors
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 198:266-78. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory gene polymorphisms influence risk of postoperative morbidity after lung resection
    Andrew D Shaw
    Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1704-10. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that proinflammatory alleles at candidate loci would predispose patients undergoing lung resection to cardiopulmonary complications with a presumed inflammatory cause...
  72. pmc Prognostic significance of ataxia-telangiectasia mutated, DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit, and Ku heterodimeric regulatory complex 86-kD subunit expression in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Jinliang Xing
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:2756-64. 2008
    ..To address this issue, the authors determined the messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of these genes in patients NSCLC and assessed their prognostic relevance...
  73. doi request reprint Defining N2 disease in non-small cell lung cancer
    Edmund S Kassis
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 445, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:333-7. 2008
    ..Decision making surrounding the treatment of N2-positive patients will continue to remain complex as long as the definition of the disease remains heterogeneous...
  74. ncbi request reprint Cardiac autotransplantation for primary cardiac tumors
    Michael J Reardon
    Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:645-50. 2006
    ..We, therefore, reviewed our series of patients with complex left-sided primary cardiac tumors who underwent tumor resection with cardiac autotransplantation...
  75. ncbi request reprint Unusual cause of dyspnea after pneumonectomy
    Bernhard J C J Riedel
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17:131-3. 2003
  76. pmc Automated symptom alerts reduce postoperative symptom severity after cancer surgery: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Charles S Cleeland
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Symptom Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 1450, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:994-1000. 2011
    ..This study examined whether at-home symptom monitoring plus feedback to clinicians about severe symptoms contributes to more effective postoperative symptom control...
  77. ncbi request reprint Salvage esophagectomy for recurrent tumors after definitive chemotherapy and radiotherapy
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:175-83. 2002
    ..A subset of these patients have local relapse without distant metastases and therefore have no other curative intent treatment option but salvage esophagectomy...
  78. pmc Automated detection of genetic abnormalities combined with cytology in sputum is a sensitive predictor of lung cancer
    Ruth L Katz
    Department of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Mod Pathol 21:950-60. 2008
    ..For diagnosing lung cancer in sputum, a combination of molecular and cytologic variables was superior to using conventional cytology alone...
  79. ncbi request reprint Induction of p53-regulated genes and tumor regression in lung cancer patients after intratumoral delivery of adenoviral p53 (INGN 201) and radiation therapy
    Stephen G Swisher
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 9:93-101. 2003
    ..We designed a prospective single arm Phase II study to evaluate the feasibility and mechanisms of apoptosis induction after Ad-p53 (INGN 201) gene transfer and radiation therapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer...
  80. ncbi request reprint Intensity-modulated radiation therapy: a novel approach to the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma
    Anesa Ahamad
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 55:768-75. 2003
    ..Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has the potential to overcome these geometric/dosimetric constraints...
  81. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer after heart transplantation: a 17-year experience
    Konstantinos Potaris
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225 0345, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:980-3. 2005
    ..The effects of heart transplantation on lung cancer incidence in heart transplant recipients are unclear...
  82. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the role of serine protease inhibition in the management of tumor micrometastases
    Joe B Putnam
    University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 17:9-30; quiz 31-2. 2003
  83. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and lung cancer risk: a case-control analysis
    Matthew B Schabath
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 10:113-23. 2004
    ..Experimental Design: In a secondary analysis, we compared self-reported HRT use among 499 women with lung cancer and 519 healthy age-matched controls...
  84. ncbi request reprint Investigation of clinical and dosimetric factors associated with postoperative pulmonary complications in esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery
    Shu Lian Wang
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:692-9. 2006
    ..To assess the association of clinical and especially dosimetric factors with the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications among esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery...
  85. ncbi request reprint Resection of advanced thoracic malignancies requiring cardiopulmonary bypass
    Ara A Vaporciyan
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77025, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:47-52. 2002
    ..Our results were examined to assess the risks and benefits of such radical therapy...