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The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 

Departmental faculty members made the following contributions at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in Baltimore, MD, May 14-18, 2016.

Lectures

Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH

Robotic Esophagectomy
Inderpal S. Sarkaria, MD

Redo-Sternotomy for Transverse Arch Replacement after Previous Type A Repair
Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Re-operation for Failed Anti-Reflux Operations
Arjun Pennathur, MD

Ask the Experts: MIE is Superior to Open Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer
James D. Luketich, MD

Research Presentations

Schaheen LW, Odell DD, Chan EG, D'Cunha J, Levy R, Awais O, Nason KS, Sarkaria I, Luketich JD. Preliminary Experience with Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEMS) by a Thoracic Surgical Service.

The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation

Faculty members contributed significantly at the 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, Washington, DC, April 27-30, 2016.

Research Presentations

Kormos RL, Pagani FD, Althouse AD, Warner Stevenson L, Teuteberg JJ, Young JB, Kirklin JK. Insights from INTERMACS into Patient Characteristics Leading to Futility in LVAD Therapy

Kiernan MS, DeNofrio D, Pham DT, Kapur NK, Ruthazer R, WE, Rame JE, Alturi P, Birati EY, Myers SL, Oliveira GH, Kirklin JK, Kormos RL, Pagani FD, Teuteberg J. Risk Factors Associated with Right Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Insights from INTERMACS 

Nayak A, Bachman TN, Hanley-Yanez K, McTiernan C, McNamara D, Kormos RL, Hunter O, Inashvili A, Lagazzi L, Teuteberg J, Simon MA. Chemokine Receptor Down Regulation in Mechanical Circulatory Support Patients with Right Ventricular Failure

Lander M, Kunz N, Dunn E, Lockard K, O'Shea G, Weaver S, Schweke T, Shullo MA, Lagazzi L, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ. Substantial Reduction in Driveline Infection Rates with the Modification of Driveline Dressing Protocols

Mini-Oral Presentations

Ensor, CR, Zeevi A, Marrari M, Morrell M, Yousem SA, Pilewski JM, D’Cunha, J, McDyer JF.  Carfilzomib-Based Therapy Produces Favorable Outcomes for Antibody Mediated Rejection of the Lung Allograft

Hayanga JA, Shigemura N, Chan E, Richards T, Morrell M, Luketich JD, D’Cunha J.  Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation: Identifying Predictors of Mortality 

Lichvar AB, Ensor CR, Morrell MR, Pilewski JM, Hayanga J, D’Cunha J, Zeevi A, McDyer JF, Petrov AA.  On-Demand Immunoglobulin-G Replacement Is Not Associated with Benefits in Lung Transplant Recipients with Hypogammaglobulinemia

Hamad Y, Pilewski JM, D’Cunha J, Kwak EJ.  Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients with Mycobacterium Abscessus Infection. Risk Factors and Lung Transplant Outcomes 

Noda K, Haam S, Zaldonis D, D’Cunha J, Luketich JD, Shigemura N.  Circulating Cytokines vs. Leukocytes: A Therapeutic Target during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Haam S, Noda K, D’Cunha J, Luketich JD, Shigemura N.  Cyclosporine A Can Mitigate Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Lung Grafts during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion: A Potent Contributor for Better Preconditioning

Lander M, Lagazzi L, Kormos RL, O'Shea G, Weaver S, Schweke T, Shullo M, Teuteberg JJ.  When Antibiotics Are Not Enough: Frequency, Etiology and Durability of the Surgical Management of Driveline Infections

Potter A, Anderson S, Teuteberg J, Kormos R, Holtz J.  Log Files from the HVAD: What Can Daily and Long-Term Changes in Flow Tell Us about Patients?

Poster Presentations

Noda K, Hara H, Haam S, D’Cunha J, Luketich JD, Shigemura N.  Identification of Hypoxic Cells in Lung Grafts for Future Cell Targeted Therapy for Obliterans Bronchiolitis  

Zeevi A, Marrari M, Morrell MR, Yousem SA, Pilewski JM, D’Cunha J, McDyer JF, Ensor CR.  Pre-Treatment High Titer DSA Is Associated with Non-Responsiveness to Carfilzomib-Based AMR Therapy in Lung Transplant Recipients 

Noda K, Haam S, Wu Y, D’Cunha J, Luketich JD, Shigemura N.  Refinement of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Techniques for Better Microvasculature Maintenance in Lung Grafts 

Noda K, Haam S, D’Cunha J, Luketich JD, Shigemura N.  Relationship between Grafts’ Quality, Glucose Consumption and IL-6 Production during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

Lichvar AB, Morrell MR, Hayanga J, Pilewski JW, Crespo MM, D’Cunha J, Zeevi A, McDyer JF, Ensor CR.  Mycophernolate-Based Immunosuppressive Regimens Are Associated with a Mortality Benefit in Lung Transplantation Recipients at a Single High-Volume Center  

Lichvar AB, Morrell MR, Hayanga J, Pilewski JM, Crespo MM, D’Cunha J, Zeevi A, McDyer JF, Ensor CR.  Tacrolimus Immunosuppressive Regimens Are Associated with a Mortality Benefit in Lung Transplantation Recipients at a High-Volume Single Center

Yoon J, Shigemura N, D’Cunha J, Mehrad M, Pipeling M.  Pulmonary Kaposi’s Sarcoma after Lung Transplantation, with 2-Year Follow-Up

Odell DD, Chan E, Shigemura N, Morrell MR, Crespo MM, Pilewski JM, Luketich JD, D’Cunha J.  The Paradoxical Impact of Warm Ischemia on Lung Allograft Survival 

Osnard M, Althouse AD, Krall, Newman C, Grabowski C, Speicher F, Zomak R, Lagazzi L, Kormos R, Shullo M, Teuteberg J. Poor Blood Pressure Control Is Independently Associated with Renal Dysfunction After Heart Transplant 

Bachman TN, Vanderpool R, Jacus M, Nayak A, Hunter O, Inashvili A, Lagazzi L, Teuteberg J, McTiernan C, Hanley-Yanez K, McNamara D, Kormos R, Simon M. Right Ventricular Failure in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices Is Associated with Downregulated Chemokine Receptors and Altered Right Ventricular Pressure Waveforms 

Holtz JE, Potter AN, Macpherson NC, Nguyen D, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ, Kellum JA.  Worsening Renal Function after Ventricular Assist Device Placement Is Associated with Twice the Risk of Death over 3 Years 

Larsen J, Dunn EM, Kunz NM, Lockard KL, Teuteberg JJ, Lagazzi L, Althouse AD, Kormos RL. Characteristics of Non-Compliant (NC) LVAD Patients

Holtz JE, Potter AN, Lampert BC, Lagazzi L, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ. No Pulse, No Problem! Measuring Blood Pressure and Estimating Pulse Pressure in Centrifugal Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Lecture

Case Scenario: Chronic infection management on durable support and thromboembolic complication 
Robert L. Kormos, MD

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Department was well represented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Phoenix, AZ, January 23-27, 2016.

Research Presentations

Songdechakraiwut T, Richards TJ, Crespo MN, Shigemura N, Pilewski J, D’Cunha J, Bermudez CA. Lung Transplant Outcomes in Patients With Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts

Odell DD, Luketich JD, Chan EG, Shigemura N, Crespo MN, Morrell, Pilewski J, D’Cunha J. Anti-reflux Surgery Is Safe and Effective Following Lung Transplantation

Tam V, J. Luketich JD, Winger DG, Sarkaria I, Levy RM, Christie NA, Awais O, Shende MR, Nason KS. Impact of Postoperative Infection on Overall Survival and Recurrence After Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis 

Poster Presentation

Awais O, Luketich JD, Witek TD, Bianco V, Schuchert MJ, Levy RM, Gooding WE, Pennathur A. Outcomes After Esophagectomy for the Treatment of Failed Prior Anti-reflux Surgery

Lectures

Diagnosis of Pump Thrombosis
Robert L. Kormos, MD

The Year in Review: What’s New in the Management of Aortic Valve Disease? 
Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Other

Task Force on Military Affars: Disaster Preparedness and Mass Casualty—The Role of a Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Danny Chu, MD served as one of the moderators.

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Heart Disease
Robert L. Kormos, MD served as one of the moderators.