Publications


Association of Airborne Microorganisms in the Operating Room with Implant Infections: A Randomized Controlled Trial;
Darouiche, RO, Green, DM, Harrington, MA, Ehni, BL, Kougias, P, Bechara, CF & OConnor, DP 2017, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol 38, no. 1, pp. 3-10. DOI:

Caregivers of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Possible Impacts on Patients' Mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support-Defined Morbidity Events;
Bruce, CR, Minard, CG, Wilhelms, LA, Abraham, M, Amione-Guerra, J, Pham, L, Grogan, SD, Trachtenberg, B, Smith, ML, Bruckner, BA, Estep, JD & Kostick, KM 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, vol 10, no. 1. DOI:

Magnetic resonance venography and three-dimensional image fusion guidance provide a novel paradigm for endovascular recanalization of chronic central venous occlusion;
Schwein, A, Lu, T, Chinnadurai, P, Kitkungvan, D, Shah, DJ, Chakfe, N, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2017, Journal of vascular surgery. Venous and lymphatic disorders, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 60-69. DOI:

Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trial;
Lederle, FA, Stroupe, KT, Kyriakides, TC, Ge, L, Freischlag, JA, Ketteler, ER, Kingsley, DD, Marek, JM, Massen, RJ, Matteson, BD, David Pitcher, J, Langsfeld, M, Corson, JD, Goff, JM, Kasirajan, K, Paap, C, Robertson, DC, Salam, A, Veeraswamy, R, Milner, R, Kasirajan, K, Guidot, J, Lal, BK, Busuttil, SJ, Lilly, MP, Braganza, M, Ellis, K, Patterson, MA, Jordan, WD, Whitley, D, Taylor, S, Passman, M, Kerns, D, Inman, C, Poirier, J, Ebaugh, J, Raffetto, J, Chew, D, Lathi, S, Owens, C, Hickson, K, Dosluoglu, HH, Eschberger, K, Kibbe, MR, Baraniewski, HM, Matsumura, J, Endo, M, Busman, A, Meadows, W, Evans, M, Giglia, JS, El Sayed, H, Reed, AB, Ruf, M, Ross, S, Jean-Claude, JM, Pinault, G, Kang, P, White, N, Eiseman, M, Jones, R, Timaran, CH, Gregory Modrall, J, Burress Welborn, M, Lopez, J, Nguyen, T, Chacko, JKY, Granke, K, Vouyouka, AG, Olgren, E, Chand, P, Allende, B, Ranella, M, Yales, C, Whitehill, TA, Krupski, WC, Nehler, MR, Johnson, SP, Jones, DN, Strecker, P, Bhola, MA, Shortell, CK, Gray, JL, Lawson, JH, McCann, R, Sebastian, MW, Tetterton, JK, Blackwell, C, Prinzo, PA, Lee, N, Padberg, FT, Cerveira, JJ, Zickler, RW, Hauck, KA, Berceli, SA, Anthony Lee, W, Keith Ozaki, C, Nelson, PR, Irwin, AS, Baum, R, Aulivola, B, Rodriguez, H, Littooy, FN, Greisler, H, OSullivan, MT, Kougias, P, Lin, PH, Bush, RL, Guinn, G, Bechara, C, Cagiannos, C, Pisimisis, G, Barshes, N, Pillack, S, Guillory, B, Cikrit, D, Lalka, SG, Lemmon, G, Nachreiner, R, Rusomaroff, M, OBrien, E, Cullen, JJ, Hoballah, J, John Sharp, W, McCandless, JL, Beach, V, Minion, D, Schwarcz, TH, Kimbrough, J, Ashe, L, Rockich, A, Warner-Carpenter, J, Moursi, M, Eidt, JF, Brock, S, Bianchi, C, Bishop, V, Gordon, IL, Fujitani, R, Kubaska, SM, Behdad, M, Azadegan, R, Maagas, C, Zalecki, K, Hoch, JR, Carr, SC, Acher, C, Schwarze, M, Tefera, G, Mell, M, Dunlap, B, Rieder, J, Stuart, JM, Weiman, DS, Abul-Khoudoud, O, Edward Garrett, H, Walsh, SM, Wilson, KL, Seabrook, GR, Cambria, RA, Brown, KR, Lewis, BD, Framberg, S, Kallio, C, Barke, RA, Santilli, SM, DAudiffret, AC, Oberle, N, Proebstle, C, Johnson, LL, Jacobowitz, GR, Cayne, N, Rockman, C, Adelman, M, Gagne, P, Nalbandian, M, Caropolo, LJ, Pipinos, II, Johanning, J, Lynch, T, De Spiegelaere, H, Purviance, G, Zhou, W, Dalman, R, Lee, JT, Safadi, B, Coogan, SM, Wren, SM, Bahmani, DD, Maples, D, Thunen, S, Golden, MA, Mitchell, ME, Fairman, R, Reinhardt, S, Wilson, MA, Tzeng, E, Muluk, S, Peterson, NM, Foster, M, Edwards, J, Moneta, GL, Landry, G, Taylor, L, Yeager, R, Cannady, E, Treiman, G, Hatton-Ward, S, Salabsky, B, Kansal, N, Owens, E, Estes, M, Forbes, BA, Sobotta, C, Rapp, JH, Reilly, LM, Perez, SL, Yan, K, Sarkar, R, Dwyer, SS, Chong, K, Kohler, TR, Hatsukami, TS, Glickerman, DG, Sobel, M, Burdick, TS, Pedersen, K, Cleary, P, Back, M, Bandyk, D, Johnson, B, Shames, M, Reinhard, RL, Thomas, SC, Hunter, GC, Leon, LR, Westerband, A, Guerra, RJ, Riveros, M, Mills, JL, Hughes, JD, Escalante, AM, Psalms, SB, Day, NN, Macsata, R, Sidawy, A, Weiswasser, J, Arora, S, Jasper, BJ, Dardik, A, Gahtan, V, Muhs, BE, Sumpio, BE, Gusberg, RJ, Spector, M, Pollak, J, Aruny, J, Lynne Kelly, E, Wong, J, Vasilas, P, Joncas, C, Gelabert, HA, De Virgillio, C, Rigberg, DA, Cole, L, Latts, E, Swanson, KM, Johnson, GR, Guarino, P, Peduzzi, P, Antonelli, M, Cushing, C, Davis, E, Durant, L, Joyner, S, Kossack, A, Le Gwin, M, McBride, V, OConnor, T, Poulton, J, Stratton, S, Zellner, S, Snodgrass, AJ, Thornton, J, Haakenson, CM, Jonk, Y, Hallett, JW, Hertzer, N, Towne, J, Katz, DA, Karrison, T, Matts, JP, Marottoli, R, Kasl, S, Mehta, R, Feldman, R, Farrell, W, Allore, H, Perry, E, Niederman, J, Randall, SF, Zeman, RM, Beckwith, D, OLeary, TJ, Huang, GD & Bader, M 2016, JAMA Surgery, vol 151, no. 12, pp. 1139-1144. DOI:

Mitral annuloplasty ring dehiscence: Optimal force distribution with flexible rings;
Spratt, JR, Spratt, JA & Lawrie, GM 2016, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol 152, no. 6, pp. 1639. DOI:

Robotic-Assisted Coil Embolization of Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm;
Lu, T, Owji, S, Chinnadurai, P, Loh, TM, Schwein, A, Lumsden, AB & Bismuth, J 2016, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 102, no. 5, pp. e451-e453. DOI:

A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Questions;
Tal, L, Bechara, CF & Michael, M 2016, Pediatric Nephrology, pp. 1-2. DOI:

A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Answers;
Tal, L, Bechara, CF & Michael, M 2016, Pediatric Nephrology, pp. 1-3. DOI:

Smoothness of Surgical Tool Tip Motion Correlates to Skill in Endovascular Tasks;
Estrada, S, Duran, C, Schulz, D, Bismuth, J, Byrne, MD & Omalley, MK 2016, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol 46, no. 5, 7462178, pp. 647-659. DOI:

Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients. The ROADMAP Study 2-Year Results;
Starling, RC, Estep, JD, Horstmanshof, DA, Milano, CA, Stehlik, J, Shah, KB, Bruckner, BA, Lee, S, Long, JW, Selzman, CH, Kasirajan, V, Haas, DC, Boyle, AJ, Chuang, J, Farrar, DJ & Rogers, JG 2016, JACC: Heart Failure. DOI: