Bryan F Meyers

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary graft dysfunction and other selected complications of lung transplantation: A single-center experience of 983 patients
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1421-9. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Outcomes after unilateral lung volume reduction
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:204-11; discussion 211-2. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine mediastinoscopy in computed tomography- and positron emission tomography-screened patients with stage I lung cancer
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:822-9; discussion 822-9. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound for early stage esophageal adenocarcinoma: implications for staging and survival
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1509-15; discussion 1515-6. 2011
  5. pmc Completion pneumonectomy: outcomes for benign and malignant indications
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1885-90; discussion 1890-1. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus surgical resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:377-86. 2010
  7. pmc National cooperative group trials of "high-risk" patients with lung cancer: are they truly "high-risk"?
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:1678-83; discussion 1683-5. 2014
  8. doi request reprint A comparison of surgical intervention and stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer in high-risk patients: a decision analysis
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:428-36. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of bilateral lung volume reduction in 250 consecutive patients with emphysema
    Anna Maria Ciccone
    Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:513-25. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Does the presence of preoperative mild or moderate coronary artery disease affect the outcomes of lung transplantation?
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1038-42. 2006

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Publications104 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Primary graft dysfunction and other selected complications of lung transplantation: A single-center experience of 983 patients
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1421-9. 2005
    ..We sought to review the incidence and outcome of lung transplantation complications observed over 15 years at a single center...
  2. doi request reprint Outcomes after unilateral lung volume reduction
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:204-11; discussion 211-2. 2008
    ..A unilateral (ULVRS) approach has been used in certain patients in whom BLVRS is contraindicated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of routine mediastinoscopy in computed tomography- and positron emission tomography-screened patients with stage I lung cancer
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:822-9; discussion 822-9. 2006
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound for early stage esophageal adenocarcinoma: implications for staging and survival
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:1509-15; discussion 1515-6. 2011
    ..We aim to evaluate the reliability of EUS in identifying early stage disease and the subsequent impact on treatment and outcomes...
  5. pmc Completion pneumonectomy: outcomes for benign and malignant indications
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1885-90; discussion 1890-1. 2013
    ..Past series have identified completion pneumonectomy (CP) as a high-risk operation. We evaluated factors affecting outcomes of CP with a selective approach to offering this operation...
  6. doi request reprint Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus surgical resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:377-86. 2010
    ..This study compares short-term outcomes between stereotactic body radiation therapy and surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer...
  7. pmc National cooperative group trials of "high-risk" patients with lung cancer: are they truly "high-risk"?
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:1678-83; discussion 1683-5. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that many patients who meet the objective enrollment criteria for these trials ("high-risk") have similar perioperative outcomes as "normal-risk" patients...
  8. doi request reprint A comparison of surgical intervention and stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer in high-risk patients: a decision analysis
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143:428-36. 2012
    ..We sought to compare the relative cost-effectiveness of surgical intervention and stereotactic body radiation therapy in high risk patients with clinical stage I lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of bilateral lung volume reduction in 250 consecutive patients with emphysema
    Anna Maria Ciccone
    Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:513-25. 2003
    ..Numerous reports have confirmed the early benefits of lung volume reduction surgery for selected patients with emphysema. This report documents the long-term survival and functional results after lung volume reduction surgery...
  10. ncbi request reprint Does the presence of preoperative mild or moderate coronary artery disease affect the outcomes of lung transplantation?
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1038-42. 2006
    ..However, the impact of preoperative noncritical CAD (single or multivessel mild <30% or moderate 30% to 50% stenosis) on the outcomes of lung transplantation is unknown...
  11. doi request reprint Risk factors for occult nodal metastasis in clinical T1N0 lung cancer: a negative impact on survival
    Nirmal K Veeramachaneni
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, United States
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:466-9. 2008
    ..The optimal management strategy for these early stage lung cancers remains unclear. We analyzed the impact of occult nodal metastasis on cT1N0 lung cancer patients...
  12. doi request reprint Outcomes and perception of lung surgery with implementation of a patient video education module: a prospective cohort study
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:816-21.e2. 2012
    ..We investigated the effect of a preoperative educational video on patient outcomes and perception of surgery...
  13. ncbi request reprint The utility of positron emission tomography in staging of potentially operable carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus: results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial
    Bryan F Meyers
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:738-45. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Lung transplantation for lymphangioleiomyomatosis
    Taine T Pechet
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 23:301-8. 2004
    ..Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease in women leading to respiratory failure. We describe a single-institution experience with lung transplantation for end-stage lymphangioleiomyomatosis...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of anastomotic techniques on airway complications after lung transplant
    Victor Van Berkel
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:316-20; discussion 320-1. 2011
    ..By shortening the donor bronchus, the tissue at risk for ischemia is reduced. In an effort to reduce airway complications, one surgeon at our institution began dividing the donor bronchus at the lobar carina...
  16. doi request reprint Short- and long-term outcomes of 1000 adult lung transplant recipients at a single center
    Daniel Kreisel
    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:215-22. 2011
    ..Lung transplantation has become accepted therapy for end-stage pulmonary disease. The objective of this study was to review a single-institution experience of adult lung transplants...
  17. doi request reprint Does positron emission tomography prevent nontherapeutic pulmonary resections for clinical stage IA lung cancer?
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 0679, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1166-9; discussion 1169-70. 2008
    ..This study evaluates whether PET prevents nontherapeutic pulmonary resections in clinical stage IA patients by finding advanced disease or by declaring a nodule as benign...
  18. ncbi request reprint Results of lung volume reduction surgery in patients meeting a national emphysema treatment trial high-risk criterion
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Plaza, 3108 Queeny Tower, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:829-35. 2004
    ..This article examines the applicability of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial findings to our own patients...
  19. pmc Immunological link between primary graft dysfunction and chronic lung allograft rejection
    Ankit Bharat
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:189-95; discussion 196-7. 2008
    ..Here, we hypothesized that PGD-induced inflammation augments alloimmunity, thereby predisposing to broncholitis obliterans syndrome...
  20. pmc Antibodies to self-antigens predispose to primary lung allograft dysfunction and chronic rejection
    Ankit Bharat
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1094-101. 2010
    ..Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a known risk factor for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation. Here, we report that preformed antibodies to self-antigens increase PGD risk and promote BOS...
  21. doi request reprint Lymph node analysis in esophageal resection: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial
    Nirmal K Veeramachaneni
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:418-21; discussion 421. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to review the current practice of American surgeons with regard to lymph node assessment during esophageal resection...
  22. doi request reprint Lymph node evaluation in video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy versus lobectomy by thoracotomy
    Chadrick E Denlinger
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1730-5; discussion 1736. 2010
    ..With the emergence of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, concern remains regarding the adequacy of nodal assessment versus thoracotomy...
  23. pmc Anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies and preemptive antibody-directed therapy after lung transplantation
    Ramsey R Hachem
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:973-80. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of tacrolimus versus cyclosporine after lung transplantation
    Ramsey R Hachem
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:1012-8. 2007
    ..The optimal maintenance immunosuppressive regimen after lung transplantation is uncertain...
  25. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of patients readmitted after cardiac surgery: analysis of outcomes and identification of risk factors
    Hersh S Maniar
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1013-8. 2014
    ..Patients who had undergone cardiac surgery were studied to develop strategies that may diminish the need for hospital readmission...
  26. ncbi request reprint Thirteen-year experience in lung transplantation for emphysema
    Stephen D Cassivi
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1663-9; discussion 1669-70. 2002
    ..We analyzed the results of our single-institution series of lung transplants for emphysema to identify outcome differences and factors predicting mortality and morbidity in these two groups...
  27. doi request reprint The impact of the lung allocation score on short-term transplantation outcomes: a multicenter study
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville 22908 0679, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:166-71. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the lung allocation score on short-term outcomes after lung transplantation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer resection combined with lung volume reduction in patients with severe emphysema
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Jacqueline Mariitz Lung Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1323-31. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to review our experience with such patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of lung volume reduction surgery in 200 consecutive patients
    Roger D Yusen
    Division of Pulmonary, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Chest 123:1026-37. 2003
    ..The primary objectives of this study were to assess long-term health-related quality of life, satisfaction, physiologic status, and survival of patients following LVRS...
  30. pmc Emphysema quantification in inflation-fixed lungs using low-dose computed tomography and 3He magnetic resonance imaging
    David S Gierada
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63105, USA
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 34:773-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the use of inflation-fixed lung tissue for emphysema quantification with computed tomography (CT) and He magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion imaging...
  31. doi request reprint Retrograde jejunogastric decompression after esophagectomy is superior to nasogastric drainage
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:499-503. 2011
    ..Nasogastric tubes (NG) are commonly used for maintaining conduit decompression after esophagectomy. We investigated the use of retrograde tube gastrostomy (RG) after esophagectomy...
  32. pmc Analysis of first recurrence and survival in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer treated with surgical resection or stereotactic radiation therapy
    Traves D Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1183-1191; discussion 1191-2. 2014
    ..Comparative studies of survival between stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and surgery have been limited by lack of comparisons of recurrence patterns between matched cohorts in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Benefits of resection for metachronous lung cancer
    Richard J Battafarano
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Plaza, 3108 Queeny Tower, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:836-42. 2004
    ..The benefits of resection for metachronous lung cancer are not well described. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of surgical resection for metachronous lung cancers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clostridium difficile in cardiac surgery: risk factors and impact on postoperative outcome
    Traves Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1396-402. 2007
    ..Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is a potentially preventable and often troublesome gastrointestinal complication after cardiac surgery...
  35. pmc Respiratory virus-induced dysregulation of T-regulatory cells leads to chronic rejection
    Ankit Bharat
    Department of Surgery Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1637-44; discussion 1644. 2010
    ..Because CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T-cells (Treg) control autoimmunity, we tested the hypothesis that respiratory virus-induced Treg dysfunction leads to BOS...
  36. pmc Multidisciplinary Treatment for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Does Institution Type Matter?
    Pamela Samson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:1773-9. 2015
    ..However, the effect of institution is unclear in stage IIIA NSCLC, where a variety of neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies are used...
  37. pmc Treatment Outcomes in Stage I Lung Cancer: A Comparison of Surgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
    Varun Puri
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, and Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    J Thorac Oncol 10:1776-84. 2015
    ..Because there is limited prospective comparative data for these treatment modalities, we evaluated their relative use and outcomes at the population level using a national database...
  38. pmc Pathologic Upstaging in Patients Undergoing Resection for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Are There Modifiable Predictors?
    Matthew J Bott
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:2048-53. 2015
    ..A substantial proportion of patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have more advanced disease on final pathologic review. We studied potentially modifiable factors that may predict pathologic upstaging...
  39. pmc Comparison of pyloric intervention strategies at the time of esophagectomy: is more better?
    Mara B Antonoff
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:1950-7; discussion 1657-8. 2014
    ..We aimed to compare the effect of pyloric drainage strategies upon subsequent risk of complications suggestive of conduit distention, including aspiration and anastomotic leak...
  40. doi request reprint Patterns of failure after stereotactic body radiation therapy or lobar resection for clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer
    Cliff G Robinson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 3110, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 8:192-201. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare patterns of failure between lobar resection (lobectomy or pneumonectomy) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for patients with clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of benign disease in patients undergoing resection for suspected lung cancer
    Michael A Smith
    Department of Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1824-8; discussion 1828-9. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize our experience with focal pulmonary lesions suggestive of lung cancer and subsequently proven benign on surgical resection...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of immediate primary lung allograft dysfunction on bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome
    Shiraz A Daud
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8052, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:507-13. 2007
    ..Primary graft dysfunction is a common complication after lung transplantation and a significant risk factor for short- and long-term mortality...
  43. pmc Patterns of care in hilar node-positive (N1) non-small cell lung cancer: A missed treatment opportunity?
    Matthew J Bott
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:1549-1558.e2. 2016
    ..It is unclear how these recommendations are applied nationally, however...
  44. pmc Pneumonectomy for Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: The Effect of Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Stephen R Broderick
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Luke s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 101:451-7; discussion 457-8. 2016
    ..The role of pneumonectomy after neoadjuvant therapy for stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains uncertain...
  45. pmc Unexpected readmission after lung cancer surgery: A benign event?
    Varun Puri
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 150:1496-1504, 1505.e1-5; discussion 1504-5. 2015
    ..The study objective was to study the incidence, predictors, and implications of unanticipated early postoperative readmission after lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer...
  46. pmc The Role of Surgical Resection in Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Decision and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
    Pamela Samson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 100:2026-32; discussion 2032. 2015
    ....
  47. pmc The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator does not adequately stratify risk for patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Pamela Samson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 151:697-705.e1. 2016
    ....
  48. pmc Does the method of radiologic surveillance affect survival after resection of stage I non-small cell lung cancer?
    Traves D Crabtree
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 149:45-52, 53.e1-3. 2015
    ..We compared the impact of surveillance computed tomography scan versus chest radiography in patients who underwent resection for stage I lung cancer...
  49. pmc Effects of diffusion time on short-range hyperpolarized (3)He diffusivity measurements in emphysema
    David S Gierada
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63105, USA
    J Magn Reson Imaging 30:801-8. 2009
    ..To characterize the effect of diffusion time on short-range hyperpolarized (3)He magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diffusion measurements across a wide range of emphysema severity...
  50. doi request reprint Tumor location is not an independent prognostic factor in early stage non-small cell lung cancer
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1053-9. 2010
    ..Conventional thoracic surgical teaching suggests a worse outcome for lower lobe lung cancers. It is unclear whether this is due to stage migration or whether lobar location is an independent negative prognostic factor...
  51. doi request reprint A thoracic surgery clinic dedicated to indeterminate pulmonary nodules: too many scans and too little pathology?
    Nirmal K Veeramachaneni
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:30-5. 2009
    ..Widespread application of computed tomographic scans has increased detection of asymptomatic pulmonary nodules. A dedicated clinic was established to encourage referral and manage large numbers of patients with such nodules...
  52. doi request reprint Routine positron emission tomography does not alter nodal staging in patients undergoing EUS-guided FNA for esophageal cancer
    Rajesh N Keswani
    Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 69:1210-7. 2009
    ..Although EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) are both used in the staging of esophageal cancer, the utility of routinely performing both tests is unclear...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does donor cause of death affect the outcome of lung transplantation?
    Anna Maria Ciccone
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:429-34; discussion 434-6. 2002
    ..We conducted a retrospective analysis of our adult lung transplant experience to investigate the influence of donor traumatic brain injury versus nontraumatic brain injury on posttransplantation outcome...
  54. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection of multifocal non-small cell lung cancer is associated with prolonged survival
    Richard J Battafarano
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:988-93; discussion 993-4. 2002
    ..Consequently, these changes shifted the stage of patients with these lesions to stage IIIB or stage IV. The goal of this review was to determine the impact of multifocal non-small cell lung cancer on survival...
  55. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after resection of giant emphysematous bullae
    Paul H Schipper
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:976-82; discussion 976-82. 2004
    ..We review our experience and intermediate-term follow-up after the resection of giant bullae...
  56. doi request reprint Risk of recurrence of resected stage I non-small cell lung cancer in elderly patients as compared with younger patients
    Boone Goodgame
    Division of Medical Oncology, The Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:1370-4. 2009
    ..We report the outcomes in elderly patients (70 years or older) with stage I NSCLC after surgical resection...
  57. pmc Effects of Delayed Surgical Resection on Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes in Clinical Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Pamela Samson
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:1906-12; discussion 1913. 2015
    ..We hypothesized that delayed surgery in early-stage NSCLC is associated with worse short-term and long-term outcomes...
  58. pmc Role for Surgical Resection in the Multidisciplinary Treatment of Stage IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Matthew J Bott
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Ann Thorac Surg 99:1921-8. 2015
    ..Although chemoradiation is currently the mainstay of treatment, randomized trials evaluating surgical intervention are lacking, and resection is offered selectively...
  59. pmc Does surgeon experience affect outcomes in pathologic stage I lung cancer?
    Paul J Scheel
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 149:998-1004.e1. 2015
    ..The study objective was to evaluate the influence of surgeon experience on outcomes in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer...
  60. pmc Intraoperative conversion from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy to open thoracotomy: a study of causes and implications
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 149:55-61, 62.e1. 2015
    ..To study causes and implications of intraoperative conversion to thoracotomy during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy...
  61. pmc Evaluation of the reliability of clinical staging of T2 N0 esophageal cancer: a review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database
    Traves D Crabtree
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:382-90. 2013
    ..This study broadly examines the adequacy of clinical staging of T2 N0 disease using The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
  62. pmc Treatment of malignant pleural effusion: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University at St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:374-9; discussion 379-80. 2012
    ..Patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) have varied expected survival and treatment options. We studied the relative cost-effectiveness of various interventions...
  63. doi request reprint Surgical resection in combination with lung volume reduction surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Wael N Yacoub
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22:38-43. 2010
    ..This review explores these possibilities and informs the readers of pioneering work in this area...
  64. ncbi request reprint Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: an aggressive form of non-small cell lung cancer
    Richard J Battafarano
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:166-72. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to report the outcome of surgical resection in patients with large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas...
  65. doi request reprint Sternoclavicular joint infection: a comparison of two surgical approaches
    Varun Puri
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:257-61. 2011
    ..This study compares conventional open debridement with the recently proposed flap closure technique for sternoclavicular joint infection...
  66. ncbi request reprint Complications of lung volume reduction surgery
    Bryan F Meyers
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14:399-402. 2002
    ..This article investigates the sources of morbidity and mortality after LVRS and reports techniques to avoid and manage such complications...
  67. pmc Postoperative radiotherapy for pathologic N2 non-small-cell lung cancer treated with adjuvant chemotherapy: a review of the National Cancer Data Base
    Cliff G Robinson
    All authors Washington University, St Louis, MO
    J Clin Oncol 33:870-6. 2015
    ..To investigate the impact of modern postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) on overall survival (OS) for patients with N2 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated nationally with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy...
  68. pmc National patterns of care and outcomes after combined modality therapy for stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer
    Aalok P Patel
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
    J Thorac Oncol 9:612-21. 2014
    ..Because there are limited data on the benefit from surgery in this setting, we evaluated the use of combined modality therapy nationally and explored the outcomes with and without the addition of surgery...
  69. pmc Hiatal hernia repair with or without esophageal lengthening: is there a difference?
    Varun Puri
    From the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO USA
    Innovations (Phila) 8:341-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that operative and functional outcomes for HH repair were similar in patients whether they required EL or not...
  70. doi request reprint Lung herniation after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression
    Feng Su
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1720-2. 2012
    ..This was successfully treated with thoracoscopic reduction and resection of the herniated lung and pleural flap closure of the defect...
  71. doi request reprint Handheld office-based spirometry versus laboratory spirometry in low-risk patients undergoing lung resection
    Varun Puri
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Innovations (Phila) 6:257-61. 2011
    ..To compare handheld office spirometry with laboratory spirometry in evaluation of low-risk patients undergoing pulmonary resection...
  72. ncbi request reprint A simple, reproducible, and inexpensive technique in the preparation of explanted emphysematous lungs for ex vivo studies
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:922-3. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint Impact of comorbidity on survival after surgical resection in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Richard J Battafarano
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:280-7. 2002
    ..The goal of this review was to determine the impact of comorbidity on postoperative and long-term survival after surgical resection in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer...
  74. ncbi request reprint Lung transplantation for pulmonary vascular disease
    Eric N Mendeloff
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:209-17; discussion 217-9. 2002
    ..Lung or heart-lung transplantation remains an important treatment option for end-stage PHT patients unresponsive to prostaglandin I2. This study reviews the outcomes after transplantation for PHT in our program...
  75. ncbi request reprint Potential for detrimental hyperinflation after lung transplantation with application of negative pleural pressure to undersized lung grafts
    Benjamin D Kozower
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:430-2. 2003
  76. ncbi request reprint Lung transplantation for emphysema
    Seth D Force
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 13:651-67, vi. 2003
    ..This article reviews the current state of lung transplantation for emphysema and provides insight from more than one decade of experience with Washington University's lung transplant program...
  77. pmc Single-lung transplantation in the setting of aborted bilateral lung transplantation
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Transplant 2011:535649. 2011
    ..Conclusions. Patients undergoing single-lung transplantation in the setting of an aborted bilateral lung transplant may be at a higher risk of worse outcomes...
  78. ncbi request reprint Complications in patients with severe emphysema
    Nirmal K Veeramachaneni
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:343-9. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Significance of neurologic complications in the modern era of cardiac transplantation
    Andreas Zierer
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 62236, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1684-90. 2007
    ..Incidence, risk factors, and morbidity of neurologic events in the modern era of cardiac transplantation are yet to be defined...
  80. doi request reprint PET staging of mediastinal lymph nodes in thoracic oncology
    Stephen R Broderick
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 3108 Queeny Tower, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:161-6. 2012
    ..A review of the evidence for and against the use of PET in mediastinal staging is provided and the use of PET in practice is discussed...
  81. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 3108 Queeny Tower, Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 22:27-38, v. 2013
    ..This article presents the evolution, definition, current application, and some of the controversies surrounding VATS lobectomy...
  82. doi request reprint Impact of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery on benign resections for solitary pulmonary nodules
    Elbert Kuo
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:266-72; discussion 272-3. 2012
    ..We reviewed our experience of resecting suspicious pulmonary nodules to test the hypothesis that the increased use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has increased the resection rate of benign lesions...
  83. ncbi request reprint Concomitant coronary artery revascularization to allow successful lung transplantation in selected patients with coronary artery disease
    Richard Lee
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1250-1. 2002
  84. ncbi request reprint Sublobar resections for lung cancer
    Ryan C Fields
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 18:85-91. 2006
    ..Finally, based on the current evidence, we provide recommendations as to when sublobar resection might be considered in the treatment of lung cancer...
  85. doi request reprint Lung transplantation and donation after cardiac death: a single center experience
    Varun Puri
    Department of Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1609-14; discussion 1614-5. 2009
    ..Lung donation after cardiac death (DCD) can enlarge the donor pool. Single-center reports have shown comparable outcomes after lung transplantation using conventional donors versus DCD in small numbers of patients...
  86. doi request reprint Utility of positron emission tomography in the mediastinum: moving beyond lung and esophageal cancer staging
    Varun Puri
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Queeny Tower, 3108, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 19:7-15. 2009
    ..Mycobacterial/fungal infections, sarcoidosis, and brown fat can mimic malignant findings on PET in the mediastinum...
  87. ncbi request reprint Comparison of open subxiphoid pericardial drainage with percutaneous catheter drainage for symptomatic pericardial effusion
    Jerome M McDonald
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:811-5; discussion 816. 2003
    ..The optimal therapy for symptomatic pericardial effusions remains controversial. This paper compares outcomes after the two most commonly used techniques, percutaneous catheter drainage and operative subxiphoid pericardial drainage...
  88. ncbi request reprint Bronchial fenestration improves expiratory flow in emphysematous human lungs
    Henning F Lausberg
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:393-7; discussion 398. 2003
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after lung transplantation
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Suite 3108, Queeny Tower, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 14:385-407. 2004
    ..Interpretation of the studies would be improved because there would be improved familiarity with a few tools, rather than vague recognition of a large variety of tools...
  90. pmc Use of an apical heart suction device for exposure in lung transplantation
    Christine L Lau
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1524-5. 2006
    ..This technique has decreased the need for cardiopulmonary bypass when bypass is indicated due to difficult operative exposure...
  91. pmc Effects of CT section thickness and reconstruction kernel on emphysema quantification relationship to the magnitude of the CT emphysema index
    David S Gierada
    Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, 510 S Kingshighway Blvd, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63105, USA
    Acad Radiol 17:146-56. 2010
    ..Computed tomography (CT) section thickness and reconstruction kernel each influence CT measurements of emphysema. This study was performed to assess whether their effects are related to the magnitude of the measurement...
  92. ncbi request reprint Results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0050 trial: the utility of positron emission tomography in staging potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer
    Carolyn E Reed
    Hollings Cancer Center, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1943-51. 2003
    ....
  93. doi request reprint Pneumothorax, bullous disease, and emphysema
    Victor Van Berkel
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 90:935-53. 2010
    ..The summarized work and the treatment recommendations are supported with an extensive bibliography of important work in this area...
  94. doi request reprint Update on lung transplantation for emphysema
    Chadrick E Denlinger
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 3108, Queeny Tower, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, Mo 63110 1013, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 19:275-83. 2009
    ..Ongoing research will address persistent issues with lung transplantation, most notably, primary graft dysfunction and chronic BOS...
  95. ncbi request reprint Repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation does not increase mortality or improve long-term survival in patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization: a propensity analysis
    Michael D Diodato
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:794-9; discussion 794-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare operative mortality and midterm outcome of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) undergoing either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) alone or CABG with mitral valve (MV) repair...
  96. ncbi request reprint The effects of perioperative blood transfusion on morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy
    Ryan C Fields
    Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Thorac Surg Clin 16:75-86. 2006
    ..This measure would at least allow different level II to IV data to be compared directly with some validity...
  97. ncbi request reprint Lung mass after pulmonary artery catheterization: beware of the pulmonary artery false aneurysm
    Cliff K Choong
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63119, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:899-900. 2005
  98. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after esophagectomy
    Felix G Fernandez
    Division of Cardiothoractic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 16:152-9. 2004
    ..Quality of life measures may become valuable tools in the selection of patients for esophagectomy...
  99. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of the airway bypass procedure for patients with emphysema
    Erino A Rendina
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Dipartimento P Stefanini University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:1294-9. 2003
    ..A critical step in the safe performance of these procedures is to create passages through the airway wall into lung parenchyma while avoiding injury to adjacent blood vessels...
  100. ncbi request reprint Outcome of lung transplantation for patients requiring concomitant cardiac surgery
    Kalpaj Parekh
    University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Resident Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:859-63. 2005
    ..Our aim was to review the operative results and long-term survival in this group of patients...
  101. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and mortality of major pulmonary resections in patients with early-stage lung cancer: initial results of the randomized, prospective ACOSOG Z0030 trial
    Mark S Allen
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1013-9; discussion 1019-20. 2006
    ..Little prospective, multiinstitutional data exist regarding the morbidity and mortality after major pulmonary resections for lung cancer or whether a mediastinal lymph node dissection increases morbidity and mortality...