Recent Publications

Impact of hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) during resection of pleural mesothelioma on patient survival

Elliott IA, He H, Lui NS, Liou DZ, Guenthart BA, Shrager JB, Berry MF, Backhus LM. J Thorac Dis. 2023 Nov 30;15(11):6140-6150. doi: 10.21037/jtd-23-466. Epub 2023 Nov 3. PMID: 38090290; PMCID: PMC10713319.

Risk of developing subsequent primary lung cancer after receiving radiation for breast cancer

Wong LY, Kapula N, He H, Guenthart BA, Vitzthum LK, Horst K, Liou DZ, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Berry MF, Shrager JB, Elliott IA. JTCVS Open. 2023 Oct 31;16:919-928. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.10.031. PMID: 38204675; PMCID: PMC10775166.

Comparison of failure to rescue in younger versus elderly patients following lung cancer resection

Wang Y, Kapula N, Yang CJ, Manapat P, Elliott IA, Guenthart BA, Lui NS, Backhus LM, Berry MF, Shrager JB, Liou DZ. JTCVS Open. 2023 Aug 11;16:855-872. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.08.002. PMID: 38204720; PMCID: PMC10774945.

The impact of refusing esophagectomy for treatment of locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma

Wong LY, Elliott IA, Liou DZ, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Shrager JB, Berry MF. JTCVS Open. 2023 Sep 14;16:987-995. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.09.006. PMID: 38204633; PMCID: PMC10775062.

Half of Anastomotic Leaks After Esophagectomy Are Undetected on Initial Postoperative Esophagram

Elliott IA, Berry MF, Trope W, Lui NS, Guenthart BA, Liou DZ, Whyte RI, Backhus LM, Shrager JB. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Mar;115(3):719-724. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.04.053. Epub 2022 May 23. PMID: 35618049.

Scoping review on long term oncologic outcomes in robotic-assisted lobectomy.

Wong LY, Oh DS. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery. 2023 Jun 19.

Intraoperative Molecular Imaging of Lung Cancer

Wong, LY, Lui NS. Thoracic Surgery Clinics (2023).

The Impact of Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy On Peri-Operative Outcomes and Survival After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

Wong LY, Liou DZ, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Shrager JB, Berry MF. JTCVS Open (2023), doi:

The Impact of Age and Need for Emergent Surgery in Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Outcomes

Wong LY, Parsons N, David EA, Burfeind W, Berry MF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Jan 23:S0003-4975(23)00035-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.01.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36702291.

Impact of Delaying Surgery After Chemoradiation on Outcomes for Locally Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Wong LY, Liou DZ, Vitzthum LK, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Chang D, Shrager JB, Berry MF. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Apr;30(4):2212-2223. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-12980-5. Epub 2022 Dec 26. PMID: 36572807.

The Impact of Age and Need for Emergent Surgery in Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Outcomes. 

Wong LY, Parsons N, David EA, Burfeind W, Berry MF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Jan 19:S0003-4975(23)00035-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.01.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36702291.

ASO Author Reflections: Timing of Surgery and Chemoradiation for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Wong LY, Berry MF. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Jan 6. doi: 10.1245/s10434-022-13048-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36607525.

Impact of Delaying Surgery after Chemoradiation on Outcomes for Locally Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. 

Wong LY, Liou DZ, Vitzthum LK, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Chang D, Shrager JB, Berry MF. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2022 December (in press)

Induction therapy is not associated with improved survival in large cT4N0 non-small cell lung cancers.

Sun BJ, Bhandari P, Jeffrey Yang CF, Berry MF, Shrager JB, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Liou DZ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Aug 20:S0003-4975(21)01450-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.07.058. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34425099

The Impact of Extended Delayed Surgery for Indolent Lung Cancer or Part-solid Ground Glass Nodules.

Mayne NR, Elser H, Lin BK, Raman V, Liou D, Li X, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jul 27:S0003-4975(21)01284-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.099. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34329603

Surgical technique for atrial-esophageal fistula repair after catheter ablation: An underrecognized complication.

Guenthart BA, Sun B, De Biasi A, Fischbein MP, Liou DZ. JTCVS Tech. 2020 Aug 5;4:169-172. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.07.022. eCollection 2020 Dec. PMID: 34318000 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Influence of facility volume on long-term survival of patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer.

Patel DC, Jeffrey Yang CF, He H, Liou DZ, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Shrager JB, Berry MF. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 10:S0022-5223(21)00902-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.05.048. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34247867

Randomized Phase II Study of 3 Months or 2 Years of Adjuvant Afatinib in Patients With Surgically Resected Stage I-III EGFR-Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.

Neal JW, Costa DB, Muzikansky A, Shrager JB, Lanuti M, Huang J, Ramachandran KJ, Rangachari D, Huberman MS, Piotrowska Z, Kris MG, Azzoli CG, Sequist LV, Chaft JE. JCO Precis Oncol. 2021 Feb 1;5:325-332. doi: 10.1200/PO.20.00301. eCollection 2021 Jan. PMID: 34151132

Institutional factors associated with adherence to quality measures for stage I and II non-small cell lung cancer.

Khorfan R, Cooke DT, Meguid RA, Backhus L, Varghese TK Jr, Farjah F, Bilimoria KY, Odell DD; ThORN Collaborative. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep;162(3):649-660.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.05.123. Epub 2020 Jul 29. PMID: 34144822

Early Discharge after Lobectomy for Lung Cancer does not Equate to Early Readmission.

Patel DC, Leipzig M, Jeffrey Yang CF, Wang Y, Shrager JB, Backhus LM, Lui NS, Liou DZ, Berry MF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jun 11:S0003-4975(21)01012-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.053. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34126077

Impact of Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening for Primary Lung Cancer on Subsequent Risk of Brain Metastasis.

Su CC, Wu JT, Neal JW, Popat RA, Kurian AW, Backhus LM, Nagpal S, Leung AN, Wakelee HA, Han SS. J Thorac Oncol. 2021 Sep;16(9):1479-1489. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2021.05.010. Epub 2021 Jun 6. PMID: 34091050

First lung and kidney multi-organ transplant following COVID-19 Infection.

Guenthart BA, Krishnan A, Alassar A, Madhok J, Kakol M, Miller S, Cole SP, Rao VK, Acero NM, Hill CC, Cheung C, Jackson EC, Feinstein I, Tsai AH, Mooney JJ, Pham T, Elliott IA, Liou DZ, La Francesca S, Shudo Y, Hiesinger W, MacArthur JW, Brar N, Berry GJ, McCarra MB, Desai TJ, Dhillon GS, Woo YJ. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2021 Aug;40(8):856-859. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2021.02.015. Epub 2021 May 2. PMID: 34059432 Free PMC article.

Impact of the Surgical Approach to Thymectomy Upon Complete Stable Remission Rates in Myasthenia Gravis: A Meta-analysis.

Solis-Pazmino P, Baiu I, Lincango-Naranjo E, Trope W, Prokop L, Ponce OJ, Shrager JB. Neurology. 2021 Jul 27;97(4):e357-e368. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012153. Epub 2021 May 4. PMID: 33947783

Cancer diagnoses and survival rise as 65-year-olds become Medicare-eligible.

Patel DC, He H, Berry MF, Yang CJ, Trope WL, Wang Y, Lui NS, Liou DZ, Backhus LM, Shrager JB. Cancer. 2021 Jul 1;127(13):2302-2310. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33498. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33778953

Use of a Personalized Multimedia Education Platform Improves Preoperative Teaching for Lung Cancer Patients.

Benson J, Bhandari P, Lui N, Berry M, Liou DZ, Shrager J, Ayers K, Backhus LM. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 10:S1043-0679(21)00115-5. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.03.003. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33711462

Global analysis of shared T cell specificities in human non-small cell lung cancer enables HLA inference and antigen discovery.

Chiou SH, Tseng D, Reuben A, Mallajosyula V, Molina IS, Conley S, Wilhelmy J, McSween AM, Yang X, Nishimiya D, Sinha R, Nabet BY, Wang C, Shrager JB, Berry MF, Backhus L, Lui NS, Wakelee HA, Neal JW, Padda SK, Berry GJ, Delaidelli A, Sorensen PH, Sotillo E, Tran P, Benson JA, Richards R, Labanieh L, Klysz DD, Louis DM, Feldman SA, Diehn M, Weissman IL, Zhang J, Wistuba II, Futreal PA, Heymach JV, Garcia KC, Mackall CL, Davis MM. Immunity. 2021 Mar 9;54(3):586-602.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2021.02.014. PMID: 33691136 Free PMC article.

Estimating the Impact of Extended Delay to Surgery for Stage I Non-small-cell Lung Cancer on Survival.

Mayne NR, Elser HC, Darling AJ, Raman V, Liou DZ, Colson YL, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Ann Surg. 2021 May 1;273(5):850-857. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004811. PMID: 33630435

Strong for Surgery: Association Between Bundled Risk Factors and Outcomes After Major Elective Surgery in the VA Population.

Liou DZ, Patel DC, Bhandari P, Wren SM, Marshall NJ, Harris AH, Shrager JB, Berry MF, Lui NS, Backhus LM. World J Surg. 2021 Jun;45(6):1706-1714. doi: 10.1007/s00268-021-05979-8. Epub 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33598723

Impact of policy-based and institutional interventions on postoperative opioid prescribing practices.

Titan A, Doyle A, Pfaff K, Baiu I, Lee A, Graham L, Shelton A, Hawn M. Am J Surg. 2021 Feb 11:S0002-9610(21)00076-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.02.004. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33593614

Examination of factors associated with lymph node metastases in lung carcinoids: Results from a single institution retrospective cohort study.

Pathipati MP, Yohannan TK, Tian L, Hornbacker K, Benson JA, Berry GJ, Lui NS, Kunz PL, Padda SK. Lung Cancer. 2021 Apr;154:186-194. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2021.01.017. Epub 2021 Jan 23. PMID: 33551175

Resection of a Giant Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Arising from the Superior Vena Cava.

Elliott IA, Kasinpila P, Guenthart BA, MacArthur JW, Berry MF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 30:S0003-4975(21)00179-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.01.034. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33529605

Preoperative Factors Associated with Remote Postoperative Pain Resolution and Opioid Cessation in a Mixed Surgical Cohort: Post Hoc Analysis of a Perioperative Gabapentin Trial.

Hah JM, Hilmoe H, Schmidt P, McCue R, Trafton J, Clay D, Sharifzadeh Y, Ruchelli G, Hernandez Boussard T, Goodman S, Huddleston J, Maloney WJ, Dirbas FM, Shrager J, Costouros JG, Curtin C, Mackey SC, Carroll I. J Pain Res. 2020 Nov 18;13:2959-2970. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S269370. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33239904 Free PMC article.

Endoscopic Instead of Surgical Resection of Tracheal ACC: Maybe, But Not So Fast…: Reply.

Shah SA, Yang CJ, Berry MF. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar;111(3):1094. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.08.078. Epub 2020 Nov 13. PMID: 33189671 No abstract available.

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Versus Delayed Surgery for Early-stage Non-small-cell Lung Cancer.

Mayne NR, Lin BK, Darling AJ, Raman V, Patel DC, Liou DZ, D'Amico TA, Yang CJ. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec;272(6):925-929. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004363. PMID: 33074904 Free PMC article.

Intracardiac paragangliomas: surgical approach and perioperative management.

Guenthart BA, Trope W, Keeyapaj W, Weiel JJ, Edmonson A, MacArthur JW, Annes JP, Woo YJ, Lui NS. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar;69(3):555-559. doi: 10.1007/s11748-020-01503-2. Epub 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33074472

KEAP1/NFE2L2 Mutations Predict Lung Cancer Radiation Resistance That Can Be Targeted by Glutaminase Inhibition.

Binkley MS, Jeon YJ, Nesselbush M, Moding EJ, Nabet BY, Almanza D, Kunder C, Stehr H, Yoo CH, Rhee S, Xiang M, Chabon JJ, Hamilton E, Kurtz DM, Gojenola L, Owen SG, Ko RB, Shin JH, Maxim PG, Lui NS, Backhus LM, Berry MF, Shrager JB, Ramchandran KJ, Padda SK, Das M, Neal JW, Wakelee HA, Alizadeh AA, Loo BW Jr, Diehn M. Cancer Discov. 2020 Dec;10(12):1826-1841. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-20-0282. Epub 2020 Oct 18. PMID: 33071215 Free PMC article.

Paradoxical Motion on Sniff Test Predicts Greater Improvement Following Diaphragm Plication.

Patel DC, Berry MF, Bhandari P, Backhus LM, Raees S, Trope W, Nash A, Lui NS, Liou DZ, Shrager JB. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jun;111(6):1820-1826. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.049. Epub 2020 Oct 5. PMID: 33031777

A National Analysis of Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Patients 80 Years or Older With Esophageal Cancer.

Yang CJ, Wang Y, Raman V, Patel D, Lui N, Backhus L, Shrager J, Berry MF, Liou D. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Autumn;33(3):884-892. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.09.004. Epub 2020 Sep 22. PMID: 32977014