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.

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...

Apolipoprotein A-I Reduces In-Stent Restenosis and Platelet Activation and Alters Neointimal Cellular Phenotype

Vanags LZ, Tan JTM, Galougahi KK, Schaefer A, Wise SG, Murphy A, Ali ZA, Bursill CA JACC Basic Transl Sci 2018 Apr;3(2):200-209 PMID: 30062205 Abstract Even the most advanced drug-eluting stents evoke unresolved issues, including chronic inflammation, late thrombosis,...

Long-Term Outcomes Following Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Fixed-Effects Versus Random-Effects Models

Zhao DF, Edelman JJ, Seco M, Bannon PG, Vallely MP J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2018 Jul;72(3):345-347 PMID: 30012329 Abstract

Impact of serious mental illness on surgical patient outcomes

McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Young JM, Steffens D, Lambert TJ, Glozier N, Bannon PG ANZ J Surg 2018 May; PMID: 29756676 Abstract BACKGROUND: People with comorbid mental illness have poorer health status and disparate access to healthcare. Several studies internationally...

Concomitant thoracoscopic surgery for solitary pulmonary nodule and atrial fibrillation

Lu R, Mei J, Zhao D, Jiang Z, Xiao H, Wang M, Ma N Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 03;26(3):402-406 PMID: 29136152 Abstract OBJECTIVES: The incidence of both solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) has increased over the past...

Unsuspected path: a central venous catheter insertion

Agostinho N, Robinson BM, Yan TD ANZ J Surg 2017 Sep;87(9):E100-E101 PMID: 25682800 Abstract

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

The Freestyle Aortic Bioprosthesis: A Systematic Review

Sherrah AG, Edelman JJ, Thomas SR, Brady PW, Wilson MK, Jeremy RW, Bannon PG, Vallely MP Heart Lung Circ 2014 Dec;23(12):1110-1117 PMID: 25047283 Abstract BACKGROUND: The Medtronic Freestyle bioprosthesis (FSB) provides an alternative to other prostheses for both...

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Geriatric cardiac surgery: chronology vs. biology

Seco M, B Edelman JJ, Forrest P, Ng M, Wilson MK, Fraser J, Bannon PG, Vallely MP Heart Lung Circ 2014 Sep;23(9):794-801 PMID: 24851829 Abstract Cardiac surgery is increasingly performed in elderly patients, and whilst the incidence of common risk factors associated...

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