Recent Research Publications

Errico K, Hui DS. Commentary: Always Load the Bear. 2021 May 15.

Taverna JA, Hung CN, DeArmond DT, Chen M, Lin CL, Osmulski PA, Gaczynska ME, Wang CM, Lucio ND, Chou CW, Chen CL, Nazarullah A, Lampkin SR, Qiu L, Bearss DJ, Warner S, Whatcott CJ, Mouritsen L, Wade M, Weitman S, Mesa RA, Kirma NB, Chao WT, Huang TH. Single-Cell Proteomic Profiling Identifies Combined AXL and JAK1 Inhibition as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Lung Cancer. Cancer Res. 2020 Apr 1;80(7):1551-1563. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-19-3183. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Das NA, Carpenter AJ, Belenchia A, Aroor AR, Noda M, Siebenlist U, Chandrasekar B, DeMarco VG. Empagliflozin reduces high glucose-induced oxidative stress and miR-21-dependent TRAF3IP2 induction and RECK suppression, and inhibits human renal proximal tubular epithelial cell migration and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Cell Signal. 2020 Apr;68:109506. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2019.109506. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Katona MA, Walker JL, Das NA, Miller SR, Sako EY. Using a quality improvement initiative to reduce acute kidney injury during on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Perfusion 2020 Jun

Genuth SM, Vlachos H, Brooks MM, Bantle JP, Chaitman BR, Green J, Kelsey SF, King SB 3rd, McBane R, Sako EY, Schneider DJ, Steffes M, Frye RL. BARI 2D Study Group. BARI 2D: A Reanalysis Focusing on Cardiovascular Events. Mayo Clin Proc 2019 Nov;94(11):2249-2262.

Oglesby M, Escobedo D, Escobar GP, Fatemifar F, Sako EY, Bailey SR, Han HC, Feldman MD. Trabecular cutting: a novel surgical therapy to increase diastolic compliance. J Appl Physiol 2019 Aug;127(2):457-463.

Pruthi DK, Wang H, Satsangi A, Cajipe M, Iffrig K, Haidar GM, Hicks T, Sako EY, Liss MA, Chowdhury WH, Rodriguez R, Kaushik D. Contemporary surgical outcomes of venous tumour thrombectomy managed with intraoperative Doppler ultrasound for kidney cancer Can Urol Assoc J 2018 May

Aleman J, Adkins A, Boies L, Al-Quiati F, Sako E and Bhattacharya S. Effects of Cinching Force on the Tricuspid Annulus: A Species Comparison J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn 2017;5(4):283-286.

Singh A, Schaff HV, Mori Brooks M, Hlatky MA, Wisniewski SR, Frye RL, Sako EY; BARI 2D Study Group.. On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery among patients with type 2 diabetes in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial Eur J Cardiothor Surg 2016 Feb;49(2):406-416.

Adams AJ, Wasson EA, Admire JR, Gomez PP, Babayeuski RA, Sako EY, Willis RE. A comparison of teaching modalities and fidelity of simulation levels in teaching resuscitation scenarios Journal of Surg Ed 2015 Sep;72(5):778-785.

Adkins A, Aleman J, Boies L, Sako E, Bhattacharya S, Sako EY. Force Required to Cinch the Tricuspid Annulus: An Ex-Vivo Study. J Heart Valve Dis 2015 Sep;24(5):644-652.

Evans LD, Stock EM, Zeber JE, Morissette SB, MacCarthy AA, Sako EY, Lappin J, Lawrence VA, MacCarthy DJ, Copeland LA. Posttransplantation Outcomes in Veterans With Serious Mental Illness. Transplantation 2015 Aug;99(8):e57-65.

Copeland LA, Zeber JE, Sako EY, Mortensen EM, Pugh MJ, Wang CP, Restrepo MI, Flynn J, MacCarthy AA, Lawrence VA.. Serious mental illnesses associated with receipt of surgery in retrospective analysis of patients in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Surg 2015 Jun;15(74):doi:10

Sako EY, Brooks MM, Hardison RM, Schaff H, Frye RL. Coronary artery bypass in patients with type 2 diabetes: experience from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Oct;148(4):1268-1272.

Copeland LA, Sako EY, Zeber JE, Pugh MJ, Wang CP, MacCarthy AA, Restrepo MI, Mortensen EM, Lawrence VA. Mortality after cardiac or vascular operations by preexisting serious mental illness status in the Veterans Health Administration. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2014 Sep;36(5):502-508.

Lebastchi AH, Tackett JJ, Argenziano M, Calhoon JH, Gasparri MG, Halkos ME, et al. First nationwide survey of US integrated 6-year cardiothoracic surgical residency program directors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):408–415.e1.

Sako EY, Brooks MM, Hardison RM, Schaff H, Frye RL. Coronary artery bypass in patients with type 2 diabetes: Experience from the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan 2

Bayer J, Das NA, Baisden CE, Rani M, DeArmond DT, Peters JI, et al. Effect of inhaled tacrolimus on ischemia reperfusion injury in rat lung transplant model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov;146(5):1213–1219; discussion 1219.

Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, et al. Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1695–1701; discussion 1701–1702.

Venkatesan B, Valente AJ, Das NA, Carpenter AJ, Yoshida T, Delafontaine J-L, et al. CIKS (Act1 or TRAF3IP2) mediates high glucose-induced endothelial dysfunction. Cell Signal. 2013 Jan;25(1):359–71.

Brooks MM, Chaitman BR, Nesto RW, Hardison RM, Feit F, Gersh BJ, et al. Clinical and angiographic risk stratification and differential impact on treatment outcomes in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) trial. Circulation. 2012 Oct 23;126(17):2115–24.

Holler B, Forgione DA, Baisden CE, Abramson DA, Calhoon JH. Interactive Financial Decision Support for Clinical Research Trials. J Health Care Finance 2011, Apr;37(3):25-37.

Atkins BZ, Danielson DS, Fitzpatrick CM, Dixon P, Petersen RP, Carpenter AJ. Modified ultrafiltration attenuates pulmonary-derived inflammatory mediators in response to cardiopulmonary bypass. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;11(5):599–603.

Woodward CS, Son MG, Calhoon JH, Michalek JE, Husain SA. Sternal wound infections in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery: a survey of incidence and preventative practice. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011, Mar,91:799-804 Reddy VS, Calhoon JH. Cardiothoracic Surgery Education: The Ideal Platform for Tomorrow’s Surgeon, Texas Heart Institute Journal 2010, Nov;37(6):656-657

DeArmond DT, Cline AM, Johnson SB. Anastomotic leak detection by electrolyte electrical resistance. Journal of Investigative Surgery. 2010 Aug;23(4):197-203.

Fann JI, Calhoon JH, Carpenter AJ, Merrill WH, Brown JW, Poston RS, Kalani M, Murray GF, Hicks GL,Feins RH. Simulation in coronary artery anastomosis early in cardiothoracic surgical residency training: the Boot Camp experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010 May;139(5):1275-1281.

Rosenberg Y, Myatt JP, Feldman M, Carpenter AJ, Bauch T, Restrepo CS, et al. Down to the wire: tricuspid stenosis in the setting of multiple pacing leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol PACE. 2010 May;33(5):e49–52.

Reed CE, Vaporciyan AA, Erikson C, Dill MJ, Carpenter AJ, Guleserian KJ, et al. Factors dominating choice of surgical specialty. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Mar;210(3):319–24.

Argenziano M, Skipper E, Heimansohn D, Letsou GV, Woo YJ, Kron I, Alexander J, Cleveland J, Kong B, Davidson M, Vassiliades T, Krieger K, Sako E, Tibi P, Galloway A, Foster E, Feldman T, Glower D, Sako EY. Surgical revision after percutaneous mitral repair with the MitraClip device. Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Jan;89(1):72-80.

Watts AB, Cline AM, Saad AR, Johnson SB, Peters JI, Williams RO. Characterization and pharmacokinetic analysis of tacrolimus dispersion for nebulization in a lung transplanted rodent model. Int J Pharm. 2010 Jan 15;384(1-2):46–52.

Salazar JD, Coleman, RD, Griffith, S, McNeil JD, Young, H, Calhoon JH, Serrano, F, DiGeronimo R. Brain preservation with selective cerebral perfusion for operations requiring circulatory arrest: protection at 25C is similar to 18C with shorter operating times Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009 Sep;36(3):524-531.

Salazar, JD, Coleman RD, Griffith S, McNeil JD, Steigelman M, Young H, Hensler B, Dixon P, Calhoon JH, Serrano F, DiGeronoimo R. Selective cerebral perfusion: real-time evidence of brain oxygen and energy metabolism preservation. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Jul;88(1):162-169.

BARI 2D Study Group, Frye RL, August P, Brooks MM, Hardison RM, Kelsey SF, MacGregor JM, Orchard TJ, Chaitman BR, Genuth SM, Goldberg SH, Hlatky MA, Jones TL, Molitch ME, Nesto RW, Sako EY, Sobel BE. A randomized trial of therapies for type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 11;360(24):2503-15. Epub 2009 Jun 7.

Vaporciyan AA, Reed CE, Erikson C, Dill MJ, Carpenter AJ, Guleserian KJ, et al. Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery: survey of North American general surgery residents. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 May;87(5):1351–9.

DeArmond DT, Mahtabifard A, Fuller CB, McKenna RJ Jr. Photodynamic therapy followed by thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy for locally advanced lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2008 May: 85(5):24-26