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Neoadjuvant Therapy Vs Upfront Surgery for Clinical T2N0 Esophageal Cancer: A Systematic Review.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Sep 8;108(3):935-944. Epub 2019 May 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.008DOI Listing
September 2019

Establishing a histology-specific biologically effective dose threshold for lung stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR): Is ≥100 Gy enough?

Lung Cancer 2019 Sep 18;135:169-174. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, Division of Radiation Oncology, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2019.07.014DOI Listing
September 2019

Commentary: The role of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with acquired tracheal stenosis.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Sep 19. Epub 2019 Sep 19.

Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.08.071DOI Listing
September 2019

Commentary: A small step for technology, a potential giant leap for thoracic surgery.

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Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Sep 9. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.08.017DOI Listing
September 2019

Commentary: We can prevent postesophagectomy atrial fibrillation, but should we?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jul 19;158(1):311-312. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.011DOI Listing
July 2019

Commentary: "Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn"-A word for the reluctant minimally invasive esophageal surgeon.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jul 17. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.07.010DOI Listing
July 2019

Commentary: Transdiaphragmatic omental flap without thoracotomy for bronchopleural fistula.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jun 27;157(6):e417. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.052DOI Listing
June 2019

Reply.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 May 2;107(5):1586-1587. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, 14th Flr, South Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.12.006DOI Listing
May 2019

Commentary: Carinal pneumonectomy: Not for the faint of heart.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 May 19;157(5):2084-2085. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.021DOI Listing
May 2019

Commentary: Preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen levels matter in patients with colorectal metastases.

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Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 May 21;157(5):2058-2059. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.016DOI Listing
May 2019

The role of adjuvant therapy for atypical bronchopulmonary carcinoids.

Lung Cancer 2019 May 25;131:90-94. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, Division of Radiation Oncology, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2019.03.022DOI Listing
May 2019

Is there a role for upfront surgery in patients with N2 disease and good prognostic features?

J Thorac Dis 2019 May;11(Suppl 9):S1199-S1201

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.03.68DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6560617PMC
May 2019

Correlates of smoking status in cancer survivors.

J Cancer Surviv 2018 12 20;12(6):828-834. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1325 East Moreland Ave, Memphis, TN, 38104, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11764-018-0720-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457260PMC
December 2018

Defining the learning curve for minimally invasive segmentectomy.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 11 19;156(5):2004-2005. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.06.065DOI Listing
November 2018

Is endoluminal vacuum therapy "sponge worthy"?

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 11 30;156(5):e197-e198. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.021DOI Listing
November 2018

Adding Radiotherapy to Adjuvant Chemotherapy Does Not Improve Survival of Patients With N2 Lung Cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 10 29;106(4):959-965. Epub 2018 May 29.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and West Cancer Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.074DOI Listing
October 2018

A cornerstone is laid on the great wall of thymoma knowledge.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 08 24;156(2):822-823. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.04.074DOI Listing
August 2018

Is it possible that radiotherapy for local control does not matter in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma? More studies are needed.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 06 1;155(6):2708-2709. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.034DOI Listing
June 2018

Esophagectomy versus endoscopic resection for patients with early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma: A National Cancer Database propensity-matched study.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 05 31;155(5):2211-2218.e1. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.111DOI Listing
May 2018

After neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy, predicted pulmonary function may be reduced by 10.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 05 31;155(5):2127-2128. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.01.024DOI Listing
May 2018

Adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival in patients with completely resected T3N0 non-small cell lung cancer invading the chest wall.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 04 19;155(4):1794-1802. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and West Cancer Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.091DOI Listing
April 2018

Minimally invasive lobectomy is a low-hanging fruit in decreasing lobectomy costs.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 04 9;155(4):1812-1813. Epub 2017 Dec 9.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.12.005DOI Listing
April 2018

Resection of pleural implants in patients with lung cancer should remain the exception rather than the rule.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 03 8;155(3):1207-1208. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.111DOI Listing
March 2018

Oxygen insufflation during 1-lung ventilation.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 03;155(3):1313

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.096DOI Listing
March 2018

Esophagectomy After Weight-Reduction Surgery.

Thorac Surg Clin 2018 Feb 18;28(1):53-58. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1325 Eastmoreland Avenue, Suite #460, Memphis, TN 38104, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2017.08.006DOI Listing
February 2018

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for patients with severe compensatory hyperhidrosis?

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 12 30;154(6):e117. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.054DOI Listing
December 2017

The merit of oxygen insufflation during one-lung ventilation.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 12;154(6):2123

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.071DOI Listing
December 2017

Using the National Cancer Database to create a scoring system that identifies patients with early-stage esophageal cancer at risk for nodal metastases.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 11 29;154(5):1787-1793. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.036DOI Listing
November 2017

Survival After Esophagectomy: A Propensity-Matched Study of Different Surgical Approaches.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Oct 29;104(4):1138-1146. Epub 2017 Jul 29.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.065DOI Listing
October 2017

One in every 14 patients with early-stage lung cancer is not being treated!

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 09 24;154(3):1072-1073. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.04.031DOI Listing
September 2017

Navigational bronchoscopy-guided dye marking to assist resection of a small lung nodule.

J Vis Surg 2017 30;3:131. Epub 2017 Sep 30.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jovs.2017.08.08DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639001PMC
September 2017

Time for randomization.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 08 24;154(2):712-713. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.069DOI Listing
August 2017

During one-lung ventilation, K.I.S.S.-Keep It Simple Surgeons.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 07 19;154(1):367-368. Epub 2017 Mar 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.025DOI Listing
July 2017

Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Thymus: Analysis of Factors Affecting Survival in 254 Patients.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Mar 6;103(3):935-939. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.07.050DOI Listing
March 2017

Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a 6-year-old girl for the sequelae of corrosive esophagitis.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 11 22;152(5):e115-e116. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.06.011DOI Listing
November 2016

Operating on Patients Who Smoke: A Survey of Thoracic Surgeons in the United States.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Sep 27;102(3):911-916. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Center for Population Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.076DOI Listing
September 2016

Learning how to do esophagectomies.

J Thorac Dis 2016 Sep;8(9):E1087-E1089

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2016.09.02DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5059318PMC
September 2016

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy for Identifying Lung Nodules for Thoracoscopic Resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Aug 10;102(2):454-7. Epub 2016 May 10.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.010DOI Listing
August 2016

Message From the President of ECTSS.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

Innovations (Phila) 2016 May;11 Suppl 1:S2

From the Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000244DOI Listing
May 2016

Esophageal Actinomycoses Mimicking Malignancy.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 May;101(5):1967-70

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.044DOI Listing
May 2016

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

Authors:
Benny Weksler

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Jan 26;151(1):58-9. Epub 2015 Sep 26.

Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.089DOI Listing
January 2016

Impact of Positive Nodal Metastases in Patients with Thymic Carcinoma and Thymic Neuroendocrine Tumors.

J Thorac Oncol 2015 Nov;10(11):1642-7

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0000000000000660DOI Listing
November 2015

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Lung Cancer Surgical Stage: An STS Database Study.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Oct 18;63(7):538-43. Epub 2015 May 18.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1546295DOI Listing
October 2015

The revised American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system (7th edition) improves prognostic stratification after minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma.

Am J Surg 2015 Oct 26;210(4):610-7. Epub 2015 Jun 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 5200 Centre Ave, Suite 715, Shadyside Medical Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.05.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4575853PMC
October 2015

Resection of thymoma should include nodal sampling.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Mar 24;149(3):737-42. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.11.054DOI Listing
March 2015

Alterations of the immune system in thymic malignancies.

J Thorac Oncol 2014 Sep;9(9 Suppl 2):S137-42

*Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; and †Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0000000000000299DOI Listing
September 2014

Recurrence and survival outcomes after anatomic segmentectomy versus lobectomy for clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: a propensity-matched analysis.

J Clin Oncol 2014 Aug 30;32(23):2449-55. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Rodney J. Landreneau, Neil A. Christie, Omar Awais, Joseph J. Wizorek, Ghulam Abbas, Arjun Pennathur, Manisha Shende, Benny Weksler, James D. Luketich, and Matthew J. Schuchert, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Daniel P. Normolle, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; and Rodney J. Landreneau, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2013.50.8762
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4121502PMC
August 2014

A clinical prediction rule for perioperative mortality and major morbidity after laparoscopic giant paraesophageal hernia repair.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013 Mar 11;145(3):721-9. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.12.026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3971917PMC
March 2013

Major perioperative morbidity does not affect long-term survival in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction.

World J Surg 2013 Feb;37(2):408-15

Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1100 Walnut Street, MOB, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00268-012-1823-6DOI Listing
February 2013

Thymic carcinoma: a multivariate analysis of factors predictive of survival in 290 patients.

Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Jan 7;95(1):299-303. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.09.006DOI Listing
January 2013

Profibrotic role of miR-154 in pulmonary fibrosis.

Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2012 Dec 4;47(6):879-87. Epub 2012 Oct 4.

Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1165/rcmb.2011-0377OCDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3547095PMC
December 2012

Lung hernia after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy.

Innovations (Phila) 2010 Jul-Aug;5(4):300-2

Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0b013e3181f0076aDOI Listing
October 2012

Surgical resection should be considered for stage I and II small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Sep 17;94(3):889-93. Epub 2012 Mar 17.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.015DOI Listing
September 2012

The role of adjuvant radiation therapy for resected stage III thymoma: a population-based study.

Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Jun 1;93(6):1822-8; discussion 1828-9. Epub 2012 May 1.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.03.004DOI Listing
June 2012

Thymomas and extrathymic cancers.

Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Mar 1;93(3):884-8. Epub 2011 Oct 1.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.05.089DOI Listing
March 2012

Robot-assisted thymectomy is superior to transsternal thymectomy.

Surg Endosc 2012 Jan 5;26(1):261-6. Epub 2011 Sep 5.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop St., PUH C-800, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-011-1879-7DOI Listing
January 2012

Oncologic efficacy is not compromised, and may be improved with minimally invasive esophagectomy.

J Am Coll Surg 2011 Apr;212(4):560-6; discussion 566-8

Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.12.042DOI Listing
April 2011

Robotic-assisted resection of a thymoma after two previous sternotomies.

Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Aug;90(2):668-70

Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.029DOI Listing
August 2010

High-dose-rate surface brachytherapy to boost elongated, curvilinear incisional scars after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma treated with adjuvant intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Brachytherapy 2010 Jan-Mar;9(1):86-90. Epub 2009 Oct 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment, 111 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brachy.2009.08.009DOI Listing
April 2010

Endoscopic transoral stapling of Zenker's diverticula.

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2010 Jan;2010(517):mmcts.2007.002923

The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1510/mmcts.2007.002923DOI Listing
January 2010

Comparison of ultrasonic scalpel to electrocautery in patients undergoing endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.

Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Oct;88(4):1138-41

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.06.052DOI Listing
October 2009

Transection of more than one sympathetic chain ganglion for hyperhidrosis increases the severity of compensatory hyperhidrosis and decreases patient satisfaction.

J Surg Res 2009 Sep 14;156(1):110-5. Epub 2009 May 14.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2009.04.015DOI Listing
September 2009

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy: at what level should you perform surgery?

Thorac Surg Clin 2008 May;18(2):183-91

Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Suite C-800, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

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May 2008