Publications

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McKelvey Lung Transplant Center

Ramirez A, Varga J. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic sclerosis: clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, evaluation, and management. Treat Respir Med. 2004;3(6):339-52.

Ramirez AM, Takagawa S, Sekosan M, Jaffe HA, Varga J, Roman J. Smad3 deficiency ameliorates obliterative bronchiolitis in a model of heterotopic tracheal transplantation. Am J Path 2004; 165(4):1223-32.

Force SD, Miller DL, Pelaez A, Ramirez  AM, Vega D, Barden B, Lawrence EC.  Outcomes of Delayed Chest Closure Following Bilateral Lung Transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery; 2006; 81(6):2020-4.

Ramirez AM, Shen Z, Ritzenthaler, JD, Roman J. Myofibroblast transdifferentiation in obliterative bronchiolitis: Role of TGF signaling through Smad3–dependent and –independent pathways. American Journal of Transplantation. 2006; Sep;6(9):2080-8.

Force SD, Pelaez A, Neujahr DC, Ramirez AM, Whitley W, Miller DL, Lawrence EC. Technique of right single-lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis using cross-field ventilation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan;133(1):272-3.

Ramirez A, Ramadan B, Ritzenthaler JD, Rivera HN, Jones DP, Roman J. Extracellular cysteine/cystine redox potential controls lung fibroblast proliferation and matrix expression through upregulation of transforming growth factor-beta. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007 Oct;293(4):L972-81. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Messler J and Ramirez A (2007): Pulmonary Hypertension. In M.V. Williams (Ed.), Comprehensive Hospital Medicine (1st ed, 383-8). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Kontoyiannis DP, Lewis RE, Alexander BD, Lortholary O, Dromer F, Gupta KL, John GT, del Busto R, Klinmalm GB, Somani J, Lyon GM, Pursell K, Stosor V, Munoz P, Limaye AP, Kalil AC, Pruett TL, Garcia-Diaz J, Humar A, Houston S, House AA, Wray D, Orloff S, Dowdy LA, Fisher RA, Heitman H, Albert ND, Wagener MM, Singh N. Calcineurin-inhibitor agents interact positively with antifungal agents in vitro against Cryptococcus neoformans isolates: correlation with outcome in solid organ transplant recipients with cryptococcosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. In press 2008.

Saha DC, Goldman DL, Shao X, Casadevall R, Husain S, Limaye AP, Lyon M, Somani J, Pursell KJ, Pruett TL, Singh N. Serologic evidence for reactivation cryptococcosis in solid organ transplant recipients. Clin Vaccine Immunol 2007  Oct 24 (Epub ahead of print), In press 2008.

Singh N, Alexander BD, Lortholary O, Dromer F, Gupta KL, John GT, et al. Cryptococcus neoformans in organ transplant recipients: impact of calcineurin-inhibitor agents on mortality. J Infect Dis 2007;195:756-64.

Sofair AN, Lyon GM, Huie-White S, Reiss E, Harrison LH, Sanza LT, Arthington-Skaggs BA, Fridkin SK. Epidemiology of community-onset candidemia in Connecticut nad Maryland. Clin Infect Dis 2006;43:32-9.

Singh N, Lortholary O, Alexander BD, Gupta KL, John GT, Pursell K, et al. Allograft loss in renal transplant recipients with Cryptococcus neoformans associated immune reconstitution syndrome. Transplantation 2005;80:1131-3.

Singh N, Lortholary O, Alexander BD, Gupta KL, John GT, Pursell K, et al. Antifungal management practices and evolution of infection in organ transplant recipients with cruptococcus neoformans infection. Transplantation 2005;80:1033-9.

Singh N, Lortholary O, Alexander BD, Gupta KL, John GT, Pursell K, et al. An immune reconstitution syndrome-like illness associated with Cryptococcus neoformans infection in organ transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40:1756-61.

Cano MV, Perz JF, Craig AS, Liu M, Lyon GM, Brandt, et al. Candidemia in pediatric outpatients receiving home total parental nutrition. Med Mycol 2005;42:219-25.

Hajjeh RA, Sofair AN, Harrison LH, Lyon GM, Arthington-Skaggs BA, Mirza SA, Phelan MA, et al. Incidence of bloodstream infections due to Candida species and in vitro susceptibilities of isolates collected from 1998 to 2000 in a population-based active surveillance program. J Clin Microbiol 2004; 42:1519-27.

Gal AA, Bryan JA, Kanter KR, Lawrence EC: 2004. Cytopathology of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicating lung transplantation. J. Heart Lung Trans 23:135-138.

Barst RJ, Langleben D, Badesch D, Frost A, Lawrence EC, Shapiro S, Naeije R, Galie N; STRIDE-2 Study Group: 2006. Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension with the selective endothelial receptor antagonist Sitaxsentan. J Am Coll Cardiol. 47:2049-2056.

Benza RL, Mehta S, Keoh A, Lawrence EC, Oudiz RJ, Barst RJ: 2007. Sitaxsentan treatment for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. J. Heart Lung Transplant. 26:63-69.

Lawrence EC: Systemic lupus erythematosus and the lung. In: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. (Third Edition) Lahita RG, (ed). pg 961-973, Churchill Livingstone, New York, 2004.

Lawrence EC, Brigham KL: Chronic Cor Pulmonale. In: Hurst’s The Heart. (Eleventh Edition) Fuster, V, Alexander RW, O’Rourke RA, (eds). pg 1617-1632, McGraw Hill, New York, 2004.

Sandifer B, Steinbis S, Jones EL, Lawrence EC, 2004; Pharmacologic management of Pulmonary Hypertension associated with mitral valve disease. Chest, 126: 972-973 S.

Force SD: The “Innocent Bystander” complications following esophagectomy: Atrial fibrillation, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, chylothorax, and pulmonary complications. Seminars in Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 16(2): 117-123, 2004

Richard J. Battafarano, Seth D. Force, Bryan F. Meyers, Jennifer Bell, Tracey J. Guthrie, Joel D. Cooper, and G. Alexander Patterson. “Benefits of resection for metachronous lung cancer.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004 127: 836-842.

Force SD, Miller DL, Petersen R, Mansour KA, Craver J, Guyton RA, Miller JI. The Incidence of Deep Sternal Wound Infections Following Tracheostomy in Cardiac Surgery Patients. Ann Thorac Surg 2005 80: 618-622.

Luu TD, Reddy VS, Miller DL, Force SD. Gastric Rupture Associated With Diaphragmatic Hernia During Pregnancy. Ann T Surg. 82(5): 1908-10, 2006 Nov.

Esper, Annette MD; Force, Seth MD; Gal, Anthony MD, FCCP; Wolfenden, Linda L. MD. A 36-Year-Old Woman With Hemoptysis and a Lung Mass 3 Months After Delivery. Chest. 130(5):1620-1623, November 2006.

Proctor L, Folpe AL, Esper A, Wolfenden LL, Force S, Logani S. Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung: Cytomorphologic features on fine-needle aspiration with emphasis on use of beta-catenin as a useful diagnostic marker. Diagn Cytopathol. 2007 Jan;35(1):39-42.

Miller DL. Force SD. Outpatient microthoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 83(5):1850-3; discussion 1853, 2007 May.

Lund M, Force S. Airway Stenting and the FDA advisory: A call for restraint. Accepted for Chest. Jun 2007.

Levy JH, Force S. Invited commentary.[comment]. [Comment. Journal Article] Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 84(3):986-7, 2007 Sep.

Seth D. Force MD, Brian Kogon MD, Andres Pelaez MD, David C. Neujahr MD, Allan M.  Ramirez MD, Daniel L. Miller MD, E. Clinton Lawrence MD.  Bilateral Lung Transplant with Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy for Eisenmenger’s Syndrome.  Accepted for Pulication in Annals of Thoracic Surgery Sep 2007.

Force SD: 11 Chest Wall Procedures. 4 Thorax. ACS Surgery Online. Souba WW, Fink MP, Jurkovich, GJ et al, Eds. WebMD Inc., New York 2005.

Force SD: Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery, “Management of Acute Diaphragmatic Rupture: Thoracotomy& versus Laparotomy.” Pp 379-384. Springer-Verlag. London. 2007.

Force SD: Esophagectomy: Ivor-Lewis Approach, McKeown Approach. Surgical Anatomy and Techniques, A Pocket Manual. 3rd Ed. Skandalakis et al. pending publication.