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.

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 Apr; 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 untested procedures....

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...

Projecting ESRD Incidence and Prevalence in the United States through 2030

McCullough KP, Morgenstern H, Saran R, Herman WH, Robinson BM J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2019 Jan;30(1):127-135 PMID: 30559143 Abstract BACKGROUND: Population rates of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, age, and race can be used in simulation models to develop projections of...

An analysis of the morbidity associated with abdominal wall resection and reconstruction after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC)

Parikh R, Shah S, Dhurandhar V, Alzahrani N, Fisher OM, Arrowaili A, Liauw W, Morris D Eur J Surg Oncol 2019 03;45(3):394-399 PMID: 30638806 Abstract PURPOSE: CRS/HIPEC has evolved as an effective method for management of selected patients with peritoneal metastatic...

Variability in Cinacalcet Prescription across US Hemodialysis Facilities

Fuller DS, Xing S, Belozeroff V, Yehoshua A, Morgenstern H, Robinson BM, Rubin RJ, Bhatt N, Pisoni RL Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2019 Jan; PMID: 30665922 Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Calcimimetic drugs used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism are being considered...

Simultaneous Enterococcus faecalis mitral valve endocarditis, mycotic aortoiliac, and intracranial aneurysms: A surgical dilemma

Woldendorp K, Selvaraj CN, Bannon PG, Dubenec S J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Oct; PMID: 30527780 Abstract

Integration of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells with polycaprolactone/gelatin-based electrospun scaffolds for enhanced therapeutic angiogenesis

Tan RP, Chan AHP, Lennartsson K, Miravet MM, Lee BSL, Rnjak-Kovacina J, Clayton ZE, Cooke JP, Ng MKC, Patel S, Wise SG Stem Cell Res Ther 2018 03;9(1):70 PMID: 29562916 Abstract BACKGROUND: Induced pluripotent stem-cell derived endothelial cells (iPSC-ECs) can be...

Progress for mitral replacement in mitral annular calcification

Edelman JJ, Khan JM, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Nov; PMID: 30612753 Abstract

Stroke Risk Following Anaortic Off-Pump CABG Versus PCI

Zhao DF, Edelman JJ, Seco M, Bannon PG, Vallely MP J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2018 Nov;72(21):2679-2680 PMID: 30466529 Abstract

How (and why) to make it mini

Edelman JJ, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Oct; PMID: 30454979 Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement and surgical aortic valve replacement: Both excellent therapies

Edelman JJ, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Dec;156(6):2135-2137 PMID: 30449571 Abstract

Retrieval of critically ill adults using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: the nine-year experience in New South Wales

Austin DE, Burns B, Lowe D, Cartwright B, Clarke A, Dennis M, D'Souza M, Nathan R, Bannon PG, Gattas D, Connellan M, Forrest P Anaesth Intensive Care 2018 Nov;46(6):579-588 PMID: 30447667 Abstract In New South Wales, a coordinated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...

A glimpse into the future for transcatheter mitral valve replacement in mitral annular calcification

Edelman JJ, Khan JM, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Oct; PMID: 30414768 Abstract

Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells promote angiogenesis and accelerate wound closure in a murine excisional wound healing model

Clayton ZE, Tan RP, Miravet MM, Lennartsson K, Cooke JP, Bursill CA, Wise SG, Patel S Biosci. Rep. 2018 08;38(4) PMID: 29976773 Abstract Chronic wounds are a major complication in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Cell therapies have shown potential...

Sternal-Sparing Aortic Valve Replacement in a Patient with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report

Joshi P, Thakur S, Finn C, Sadlier P J. Heart Valve Dis. 2017 11;26(6):744-746 PMID: 30207130 Abstract The case described here is the first reported case of successful isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) via a right anterior thoracotomy (RAT) in a patient with...

Limiting paravalvular regurgitation after TAVR: Is better understanding of imaging the solution?

Edelman JJ, Rogers T, Khan JM, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Aug; PMID: 30241767 Abstract

Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Era: Implications for the Heart Team

Thourani VH, Edelman JJ, Satler LF, Weintraub WS JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2018 Nov;11(21):2157-2159 PMID: 30343021 Abstract

Compare apples with apples to call a spade a spade: Improving transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes nationally

Edelman JJ, Thourani VH J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2018 Aug; PMID: 30172584 Abstract

Rapid Endothelialization of Off-the-Shelf Small Diameter Silk Vascular Grafts

Filipe EC, Santos M, Hung J, Lee BSL, Yang N, Chan AHP, Ng MKC, Rnjak-Kovacina J, Wise SG JACC Basic Transl Sci 2018 Feb;3(1):38-53 PMID: 30062193 Abstract Synthetic vascular grafts for small diameter revascularization are lacking. Clinically available conduits...

Intraoperative tremor in surgeons and trainees

Verrelli DI, Qian Y, Wilson MK, Wood J, Savage C Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2016 Sep;23(3):410-5 PMID: 27241047 Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tremor may be expected to interfere with the performance of fine motor tasks such as surgery. While tremor is readily quantified...

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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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