Our primary focus at The Baird Institute is to encourage and fund research to improve the surgical outcomes and quality of life for patients facing heart or lung surgery. The funds we raise go directly to research that improves the surgical procedures associated with heart and lung surgery. Improvements can include less intrusive procedures as well as techniques that improve survival rates. Below you will find a list of publications that our surgeons and research fellows have been involved in writing.

Falling hospital and postdischarge mortality following CABG in New South Wales from 2000 to 2013

Brieger DB, Ng ACC, Chow V, D'Souza M, Hyun K, Bannon PG, Kritharides L Open Heart 2019;6(1):e000959 PMID: 31168375 Abstract Objectives: To describe changes in mortality among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in New South Wales (NSW)...

Mental illness and surgery: do we care?

McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Steffens D, Bannon PG, Glozier N ANZ J Surg 2019 Jun;89(6):630-631 PMID: 31179630 Abstract

Commentary: Colorectal lung metastases and the scalpel versus the beam

Cao C, Huang J J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019 Apr; PMID: 31043314 Abstract

Incidence, management and outcomes of intraoperative catastrophes during robotic pulmonary resection

Cao C, Cerfolio RJ, Louie BE, Melfi F, Veronesi G, Razzak R, Romano G, Novellis P, Shah S, Ranganath N, Park BJ Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2019 Jun; PMID: 31255610 Abstract BACKGROUND: Intraoperative catastrophes during robotic anatomical pulmonary resections are potentially...

Patch and unload

Edelman JJ, Kitahara H, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019 Jul; PMID: 31277811 Abstract

Research as the gatekeeper: introduction ofrobotic-assisted surgery into the public sector

McBride KE, Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Anderson T, Young J, Leslie S, Thanigasalam R, Bannon PG Aust Health Rev 2019 Jul; PMID: 31306613 Abstract Within Australia, robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) has largely been undertaken within the private sector, and predominately...

Valve-in-Valve TAVR: State-of-the-Art Review

Edelman JJ, Khan JM, Rogers T, Shults C, Satler LF, Ben-Dor II, Waksman R, Thourani VH Innovations (Phila) 2019 Aug;14(4):299-310 PMID: 31328655 Abstract An increasing number of surgically implanted bioprostheses will require re-intervention for structural valve...

Impact of pulmonary function on pulmonary complications after robotic-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy

Cao C, Louie BE, Melfi F, Veronesi G, Razzak R, Romano G, Novellis P, Ranganath NK, Park BJ Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jul; PMID: 31332434 Abstract OBJECTIVES: Percentage-predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide...

Early first-generation Trifecta valve failure: a case series and a review of the literature (Commentary)

Kitahara H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2019 Jul; PMID: 31344345 Abstract

Minimally invasive surgical approaches to left main and left anterior descending coronary artery revascularization are superior compared to first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents: a network meta-analysis

Indja B, Woldendorp K, Black D, Bannon PG, Wilson MK, Vallely MP Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jun; PMID: 31219544 Abstract OBJECTIVES: There are a number of minimally invasive approaches to revascularization of coronary artery disease that involve the left main or...

Outcomes of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory cardiogenic shock: systematic review and meta-analysis

Wilson-Smith AR, Bogdanova Y, Roydhouse S, Phan K, Tian DH, Yan TD, Loforte A Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan;8(1):1-8 PMID: 30854307 Abstract Background: Despite advances in management techniques and medical therapy, refractory cardiogenic shock remains a...

Knowledge and attitudes of theatre staff prior to the implementation of robotic-assisted surgery in the public sector

McBride KE, Steffens D, Duncan K, Bannon PG, Solomon MJ PLoS ONE 2019;14(3):e0213840 PMID: 30870503 Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) is becoming increasingly prevalent across a range of surgical specialties within public hospitals around...

Commentary: Left ventricular free wall rupture: Patch and unload?

Edelman JJ, Kitahara H, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019 Mar; PMID: 30955957 Abstract

Commentary: Technology to make the invisible “visible”: Novel optical visualization system for off-pump artificial chordae implantation

Kitahara H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019 Mar; PMID: 31014663 Abstract

Silent Brain Infarcts Following Cardiac Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Indja B, Woldendorp K, Vallely MP, Grieve SM J Am Heart Assoc 2019 May;8(9):e010920 PMID: 31017035 Abstract Background Silent brain infarcts ( SBI ) are increasingly being recognized as an important complication of cardiac procedures as well as a potential surrogate...

Commentary: Blood transfusions in transcatheter aortic valve replacement-Less is more

Kitahara H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2019 Apr; PMID: 31101351 Abstract

Addressing the ethical grey zone in surgery: a framework for identification and safe introduction of novel surgical techniques and procedures

Brown K, Solomon MJ, Young J, Seco M, Bannon PG ANZ J Surg 2019 Jun;89(6):634-638 PMID: 30974516 Abstract While the introduction of new surgical techniques can radically improve patient care, they may equally expose patients to unforeseen harms associated with...

Pruritus and Patient Reported Outcomes in Non-Dialysis CKD

Sukul N, Speyer E, Tu C, Bieber BA, Li Y, Lopes AA, Asahi K, Mariani L, Laville M, Rayner HC, Stengel B, Robinson BM, Pisoni RL, Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2019 Apr; PMID: 30975656 Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among patients on hemodialysis, pruritus has been...

Summary of the 2018 Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) for transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Rogers T, Khan JM, Edelman JJ, Waksman R Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2018 Dec;19(8):964-970 PMID: 30344056 Abstract Medicare coverage for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States (US) is governed by the 2012 National Coverage Determination (NCD...








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