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.

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Cao C, Yan TD, He J Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2017 Nov; PMID: 29159739 Abstract

Heart Valve Surgery Performed by Trainee Surgeons: Meta-Analysis of Clinical Outcomes

Saxena A, Virk SA, Bowman SRA, Jeremy R, Bannon PG Heart Lung Circ 2017 Oct; PMID: 29103675 Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgical units must balance trainee education with the duty to provide optimal patient care. This is particularly challenging with valvular...

Composite Y Grafts From the Left Internal Mammary Artery: Current Considerations

Paterson HS, Bannon PG Heart Lung Circ 2017 Oct; PMID: 29126818 Abstract The use of composite coronary artery bypass grafts from the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) has increased over the last 20 years. Total arterial revascularisation can be achieved with two...

Transmitral myectomy and how to deal with systolic anterior motion (SAM) in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Meier S, Noack T, Mohr FW, Seeburger J, Passage J Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2017 Jul;6(4):416-418 PMID: 28944184 Abstract

A Time to Act and a Time to Watch: Severe Guide-Catheter Induced Proximal Coronary Dissection With Extensive Ascending Aorta and Arch Dissection, Managed by Immediate Coronary Stenting and Watchful Waiting

Lau JK, Roy P, Bing R, Bannon PG, Lowe HC J Invasive Cardiol 2017 Sep;29(9):E99-E100 PMID: 28878100 Abstract In this case, prompt stenting of the dissection entry flap allowed for stabilization and eventual healing of a severe catheter-induced aortic dissection,...

Lessons from the arterial revascularization trial

Paterson HS, Bannon PG Ann Transl Med 2017 Aug;5(15):314 PMID: 28856154 Abstract

Surgical Management of Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus

Fong LS, McLaughlin AJ, Okiwelu NL, Nordstrand IAJ, Newman M, Passage J, Joshi PV Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2017 Sep;104(3):e291-e293 PMID: 28838533 Abstract Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is a rare variant of mitral annular calcification; it can manifest...

Tricuspid leaflet repair: innovative solutions

Boyd JH, Edelman JJB, Scoville DH, Woo YJ Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2017 May;6(3):248-254 PMID: 28706867 Abstract Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) represents a significant disease process and when severe, is associated with increased mortality. Recent guidelines support a...

ARHGAP18 Protects Against Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Formation by Mitigating the Synthetic and Proinflammatory Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype

Liu R, Lo L, Lay AJ, Zhao Y, Ting KK, Robertson EN, Sherrah AG, Jarrah S, Li H, Zhou Z, Hambly BD, Richmond DR, Jeremy RW, Bannon PG, Vadas MA, Gamble JR Circ. Res. 2017 Aug;121(5):512-524 PMID: 28701309 Abstract RATIONALE: Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a...

In Reply to Blum

Fung RK, Stellios J, Bannon PG, Ananda A, Forrest P Anaesth Intensive Care 2017 07;45(4):527-528 PMID: 28673230 Abstract

Plasma activated coating immobilizes apolipoprotein A-I to stainless steel surfaces in its bioactive form and enhances biocompatibility

Vanags LZ, Tan JTM, Santos M, Michael PS, Ali Z, Bilek MMM, Wise SG, Bursill CA Nanomedicine 2017 Oct;13(7):2141-2150 PMID: 28668625 Abstract We utilized a plasma activated coating (PAC) to covalently bind the active component of high density lipoproteins (HDL),...

Competitive flow in coronary bypass surgery: The roles of fractional flow reserve and arterial graft configuration

Paterson HS, Bannon PG, Taggart DP J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2017 Jun; PMID: 28651939 Abstract

Enhancing surgical research at the hospital level: a new model

McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Bannon PG, Young JM ANZ J Surg 2017 Jun;87(6):431-432 PMID: 28585756 Abstract

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement With a Novel Dual Stent Bioprosthesis

Moore BM, Ng HKB, Naoum C, Simmons L, Cartwright BL, Wilson MK, Ng MKC Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2017 Jun;10(6) PMID: 28566291 Abstract

Neural network imaging to characterize brain injury in cardiac procedures: the emerging utility of connectomics

Indja B, Fanning JP, Maller JJ, Fraser JF, Bannon PG, Vallely M, Grieve SM Br J Anaesth 2017 May;118(5):680-688 PMID: 28510745 Abstract Cognitive dysfunction is a poorly understood but potentially devastating complication of cardiac surgery. Clinically meaningful...

Acute Structural Failure of the Trifecta Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis

Zhu MZL, Newman MA, Joshi P, Passage J Heart Lung Circ 2017 Apr; PMID: 28506647 Abstract Advancements in bioprosthetic valve technology have greatly enhanced the haemodynamic performance and long-term durability of tissue valves. These features, along with the key...

Robotically Assisted Minimally Invasive Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in a Patient With Permanent Tracheostomy

Ramponi F, Flynn CD, Wilson MK Heart Lung Circ 2017 Apr; PMID: 28456599 Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with a permanent tracheostomy requiring coronary surgery represent a unique challenge, being at increased risk of sternal wound complications, mediastinitis and stoma...

Plasma mediated protein immobilisation enhances the vascular compatibility of polyurethane with tissue matched mechanical properties

Kondyurina I, Wise S, Ngo A, Filipe E, Kondyurin A, Weiss A, Bao S, Bilek M Biomed Mater 2017 Apr; PMID: 28435148 Abstract Polyurethanes are a diverse class of polymers, with independently tunable mechanical and biodegradation properties making them a versatile...

Evaluation of synthetic vascular grafts in a mouse carotid grafting model

Chan AH, Tan RP, Michael PL, Lee BS, Vanags LZ, Ng MK, Bursill CA, Wise SG PLoS ONE 2017;12(3):e0174773 PMID: 28355300 Abstract Current animal models for the evaluation of synthetic grafts are lacking many of the molecular tools and transgenic studies available to...

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the impact of pre-operative atrial fibrillation on short- and long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement

Saxena A, Virk SA, Bowman S, Bannon PG J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2017 Mar; PMID: 28322038 Abstract BACKGROUND: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation (preAF) on early and late outcomes after...

Best Practice BioBanking of Human Heart Tissue

Lal S, Li A, Allen D, Allen PD, Bannon P, Cartmill T, Cooke R, Farnsworth A, Keogh A, Dos Remedios C Biophys Rev 2015 Dec;7(4):399-406 PMID: 26998172 Abstract This review provides a guide to researchers who wish to establish a biobank. It also gives practical advice...

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Measurement of tremor transmission during microsurgery

Verrelli DI, Qian Y, Wood J, Wilson MK Int J Med Robot 2015 Dec; PMID: 26647732 Abstract BACKGROUND: Tremor is a major impediment to performing fine motor tasks, as in microsurgery. However, conventional measurements do not involve tasks representative of...

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