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.

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 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...

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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