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Among the projects our team is working on are new anti-rejection techniques for heart and lung transplant patients; ventricular assist devices to help the heart heal itself; autologous stem cell injections into damaged heart tissue to improve ejection fraction in patients with heart failure; and new minimally invasive surgical techniques decrease length of stay.
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bullet point  Publications (2009-2010)
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1. Agrawal V, Brown BN, Beattie AJ, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Evidence of innervation following extracellular matrix scaffold-mediated remodelling of muscular tissues. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2009 Dec;3(8):590-600. PubMed PMID: 19701935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2787980.

2. Antaki JF, Ricci MR, Verkaik JE, Snyder ST, Maul TM, Kim J, Paden DB, Kameneva MV, Paden BE, Wearden PD, Borovetz HS. PediaFlow Maglev Ventricular Assist Device: A Prescriptive Design Approach. Cardiovasc Eng. 2010 Mar 1;1(1):104-121. PubMed PMID: 20544002; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2882700.

3. Badylak SF. Freytes DO. Gilbert TW. Extracellular matrix as a biological scaffold material: Structure and function. Acta Biomaterialia. 5(1):1-13, 2009 Jan.

4. Bajona P, Katz WE, Daly RC, Zehr KJ, Speziali G. Beating-heart, off-pump mitral valve repair by implantation of artificial chordae tendineae: an acute in vivo animal study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jan;137(1):188-93.

5. Bajona, P., Salizzoni, S., Brann, S.H., Coyne, J., Bermudez, C., Kormos, R., and Toyoda, Y. (2009). Prolonged use of right ventricular assist device for refractory graft failure following orthotopic heart transplantation. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2009 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]

6. Bazaz R, Salizzoni S, Bonde P, Espinoza A, Toyoda Y. A novel strategy for prevention of post-operative atrial arrhythmias in patients undergoing lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jun;29(6):713-5. Epub 2010 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 20347340.

7. Beattie AJ. Gilbert TW. Guyot JP. Yates AJ. Badylak SF. Chemoattraction of progenitor cells by remodeling extracellular matrix scaffolds. Tissue engineering. Part A.. 15(5):1119-25, 2009 May.

8. Bermudez CA, Adusumilli PS, McCurry KR, Zaldonis D, Crespo MM, Pilewski JM, Toyoda Y. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: long-term survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Mar;87(3):854-60.

9. Bermudez CA, Rocha RV, Sappington PL, Toyoda Y, Murray HN, Boujoukos AJ. Initial Experience With Single Cannulation for Venovenous Extracorporeal Oxygenation in Adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep;90(3):991-995. PubMed PMID: 20732530.

10. Bhama JK, Bachman TN, Kormos RL, Borovetz H, Antaki JF. Development of an ex vivo ovine ventricular assist device model for intraventricular visualization of the inflow cannula. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Aug;28(8):860-1. PubMed PMID:19632587.

11. Bhama JK, Kormos RL, Toyoda Y, Teuteberg JJ, McCurry KR, Siegenthaler MP. Clinical experience using the Levitronix CentriMag system for temporary right ventricular mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. Sep 2009;28(9):971-976.

12. Bhama JK, Nguyen DQ, Scolieri S, Teuteberg JJ, Toyoda Y, Kormos RL, McCurry KR, McNamara D, Bermudez CA. Surgical revascularization for cardiac allograft vasculopathy: Is it still an option? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun;137(6):1488-92. Epub 2009 Apr 11.

13. Bhama JK, Rayappa S, Zaldonis D, Adusumilli PS, Bansal A, Genovese EA, Teuteberg JJ, Toyoda Y, Siegenthaler MP, Bermudez CA, McCurry KR, Kormos RL. Impact of abdominal complications on outcome after mechanical circulatory support. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):522-8; discussion 528-9. PubMed PMID:20103336.

14. Boruch AV, Nieponice A, Qureshi IR, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Constructive remodeling of biologic scaffolds is dependent on early exposure to physiologic bladder filling in a canine partial cystectomy model. J Surg Res. 2010 Jun 15;161(2):217-25. Epub 2009 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 19577253.

15. Brown BN, Barnes CA, Kasick RT, Michel R, Gilbert TW, Beer-Stolz D, Castner DG, Ratner BD, Badylak SF. Surface characterization of extracellular matrix scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2010 Jan;31(3):428-37. Epub 2009 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 19828192; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2783670.

16. Cardinal J, Pan P, Dhupar R, Ross M, Nakao A, Lotze M, Billiar T, Geller D, Tsung A. Cisplatin prevents high mobility group box 1 release and is protective in a murine model of hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2009 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]

17. Cardinal JS, Zhan J, Wang Y, Sugimoto R, Tsung A, McCurry KR, Billiar TR, Nakao A. Oral hydrogen water prevents chronic allograft nephropathy in rats. Kidney Int. 2010 Jan;77(2):101-9. Epub 2009 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 19907413.

18. Chrysostomou C, Komarlu R, Lichtenstein S, Shiderly D, Arora G, Orr R, Wearden PD, Morell VO, Munoz R, Jooste EH. Electrocardiographic effects of dexmedetomidine in patients with congenital heart disease. Intensive Care Med. 2010 May;36(5):836-42. Epub 2010 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 20213075.

19. Chrysostomou C, Sanchez De Toledo J, Avolio T, Motoa MV, Berry D, Morell VO, Orr R, Munoz R. Dexmedetomidine use in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: can we use it in infants after cardiac surgery? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov;10(6):654-60. PubMed PMID: 19295456.

20. Feingold B, Wearden PD, Morell VO, Galvis D, Galambos C. Expression of A and B blood group antigens on cryopreserved homografts. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan;87(1):211-4.

21. Genovese EA, Dew MA, Teuteberg JJ, Simon MA, Bhama JK, Bermudez CA, Lockard KL, Winowich S, Kormos RL. Early adverse events as predictors of 1-year mortality during mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Sep;29(9):981-988. Epub 2010 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 20580265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2926204.

22. Genovese EA, Dew MA, Teuteberg JJ, Simon MA, Kay J, Siegenthaler MP, Bhama JK, Bermudez CA, Lockard KL, Winowich S, Kormos RL. Incidence and patterns of adverse event onset during the first 60 days after ventricular assist device implantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct;88(4):1162-70. PubMed PMID: 19766801; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2763436.

23. Genovese JA, Spadaccio C, Garcia Rivello H, Toyoda Y, Patel AN. Electrostimulated bone marrow human mesenchymal stem cells produce follistatin. Cytotherapy. 2009 Jun 15:1-9.

24. Gilbert TW. Agrawal V. Gilbert MR. Povirk KM. Badylak SF. Rosen CA. Liver-derived extracellular matrix as a biologic scaffold for acute vocal fold repair in a canine model. Laryngoscope. 119(9):1856-63, 2009 Sep.

25. Gilbert TW. Freund JM. Badylak SF. Quantification of DNA in biologic scaffold materials. Journal of Surgical Research. 152(1):135-9, 2009 Mar.

26. Gleason TG. Endoleaks after endovascular aortic stent-grafting: impact, diagnosis and management. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009; 21(4):363-72.

27. Gu Y, Huang CS, Inoue T, Yamashita T, Ishida T, Kang KM, Nakao A. Drinking hydrogen water ameliorated cognitive impairment in senescence-accelerated mice. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2010 May;46(3):269-76. Epub 2010 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 20490324; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2872234.

28. Holman WL, Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Kormos RL, Desvign-Nickens P, Camacho MT, Ascheim DD. Infection after implantation of pulsatile mechanical circulatory support devices. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun;139(6):1632-1636.e2. Epub 2010 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 20363482.

29. Husain S, Raza K, Pilewski JM, Zaldonis D, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Shutt K, Spichty K, Bentlejewski C, Pakstis DL, Carey ME, McCurry KR, Zeevi A. Experience with immune monitoring in lung transplant recipients: correlation of low immune function with infection. Transplantation. 2009 Jun 27;87(12):1852-7.

30. Ikeda A, Ueki S, Nakao A, Tomiyama K, Ross MA, Stolz DB, Geller DA, Murase N. Liver graft exposure to carbon monoxide during cold storage protects sinusoidal endothelial cells and ameliorates reperfusion injury in rats. Liver Transpl. Nov 2009;15(11):1458-1468.

31. Johnson Jr CA, Vandenberghe S, Daly AR, Woolley JR, Snyder ST, Verkaik JE, Ye SH, Borovetz HS, Antaki JF, Wearden PD, Kameneva MV, Wagner WR. Biocompatibility Assessment of the First Generation PediaFlow Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device. Artif Organs. 2010 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20626737.

32. Kaczorowski DJ, Nakao A, McCurry KR, Billiar TR. Toll-like receptors and myocardial ischemia/reperfusion, inflammation, and injury. Curr Cardiol Rev. 2009 Aug;5(3):196-202. PubMed PMID: 20676278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2822142.

33. Kaczorowski DJ, Nakao A, Vallabhaneni R, Mollen KP, Sugimoto R, Kohmoto J, Zuckerbraun BS, McCurry KR, Billiar TR. Mechanisms of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated inflammation after cold ischemia/reperfusion in the heart. Transplantation. 2009 May 27;87(10):1455-63.

34. Kanagawa F, Takahashi T, Inoue K, Shimizu H, Omori E, Morimatsu H, Maeda S, Katayama H, Nakao A, Morita K. Protective effect of carbon monoxide inhalation on lung injury after hemorrhagic shock/resuscitation in rats. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(1):185-94. PubMed PMID: 20622590.

35. Kilic, A., Cook, C., Qureshi, I., Landreneau, R.J., and Schuchert, M.J. (2009). Pancreaticopleural fistula presenting as right-sided hemothorax. The Annals of thoracic surgery 87, 1262-1264.

36. Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Kormos RL, Stevenson LW, Pagani FD, Miller MA, Ulisney KL, Baldwin JT, Young JB. Second INTERMACS annual report: more than 1,000 primary left ventricular assist device implants. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jan;29(1):1-10. PubMed PMID:

37. Kobashigawa J, Mehra M, West L, Kerman R, George J, Rose M, Zeevi A, Reinsmoen N, Patel J, Reed EF; Consensus Conference Participants. Report from a consensus conference on the sensitized patient awaiting heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Mar;28(3):213-25.

38. Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ, Pagani FD, Russell SD, John R, Miller LW, Massey T, Milano CA, Moazami N, Sundareswaran KS, Farrar DJ; HeartMate II Clinical Investigators. Right ventricular failure in patients with the HeartMate II continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: incidence, risk factors, and effect on outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 May;139(5):1316-24. Epub 2010 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 20132950.

39. Kubo S, Cooper GM, Matsumoto T, Phillippi JA, Corsi KA, Usas A, Li G, Fu FH, Huard J. Blocking vascular endothelial growth factor with soluble Flt-1 improves the chondrogenic potential of mouse skeletal muscle-derived stem cells. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jan;60(1):155-65.

40. Lazol JP, Lichtenstein SE, Jooste EH, Shiderly D, Kudchadker NA, Tatum GH, Orr RA, Wearden PD, Morell VO, Munoz RA, Chrysostomou C. Effect of dexmedetomidine on pulmonary artery pressure after congenital cardiac surgery: A pilot study. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20124943.

41. Lee S, Huang CS, Kawamura T, Shigemura N, Stolz DB, Billiar TR, Luketich JD, Nakao A, Toyoda Y. Superior myocardial preservation with HTK solution over Celsior in rat hearts with prolonged cold ischemia. Surgery. 2010 Aug;148(2):463-73. Epub 2010 Jun 2. PubMed PMID: 20627336.

42. Liu Q, Shen WF, Sun HY, Fan DF, Nakao A, Cai JM, Yan G, Zhou WP, Shen RX, Yang JM, Sun XJ. Hydrogen-rich saline protects against liver injury in rats with obstructive jaundice. Liver Int. 2010 Aug;30(7):958-68. Epub 2010 May 21. PubMed PMID: 20492513.

43. Liu X, Weale P, Reiter G, Kino A, Dill K, Gleason T, Carroll T, Carr J. Breathhold time-resolved three-directional MR velocity mapping of aortic flow in patients after aortic valve-sparing surgery. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Mar;29(3):569-75.

44. Lockard KL, Weimer A, O'Shea G, Driggers E, Conroy L, Teuteberg JJ, Winowich S, Lohmann D, Schaub RD Jr, Severyn DA, Kormos RL. The Joint Commission's disease-specific care certification for destination therapy ventricular assist devices. Prog Transplant. 2010 Jun;20(2):155-62. PubMed PMID: 20642174.

45. Manrique A, Jooste EH, Kuch BA, Lichtenstein SE, Morell V, Munoz R, Ellis D, Davis PJ. The association of renal dysfunction and the use of aprotinin in patients undergoing congenital cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul;109(1):45-52. PubMed PMID: 19535694.

46. Manrique AM, Arroyo M, Lin Y, El Khoudary SR, Colvin E, Lichtenstein S, Chrysostomou C, Orr R, Jooste E, Davis P, Wearden P, Morell V, Munoz R. Magnesium supplementation during cardiopulmonary bypass to prevent junctional ectopic tachycardia after pediatric cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jan;139(1):162-169.e2. Epub 2009 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 19819469.

47. Miller ED, Phillippi JA, Fisher GW, Campbell PG, Walker LM, Weiss LE. Inkjet printing of growth factor concentration gradients and combinatorial arrays immobilized on biologically-relevant substrates. Comb Chem High Throughput Screen. Jul 2009;12(6):604-618.

48. Mitsani D, Nguyen MH, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Vadnerkar A, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Clancy CJ. Cytomegalovirus disease among donor-positive/recipient-negative lung transplant recipients in the era of valganciclovir prophylaxis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Sep;29(9):1014-20. Epub 2010 Jul 3. PubMed PMID: 20598582.

49. Mitsani D, Nguyen MH, Silveira FP, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ. Mycoplasma hominis pericarditis in a lung transplant recipient: review of the literature about an uncommon but important cardiothoracic pathogen. Transpl Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;12(2):146-50. Epub 2009 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 19781019.

50. Nair PK, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ, Mathier MA, Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y, Dew MA, Simon MA. Pulsatile left ventricular assist device support as a bridge to decision in patients with end-stage heart failure complicated by pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Feb;29(2):201-8. PubMed PMID:20113910.

51. Nakao A, Faleo G, Nalesnik MA, Seda-Neto J, Kohmoto J, Murase N. Low-dose carbon monoxide inhibits progressive chronic allograft nephropathy and restores renal allograft function. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2009 Jul;297(1):F19-26. Epub 2009 Apr 15.

52. Nakao A, Kaczorowski DJ, Wang Y, Cardinal JS, Buchholz BM, Sugimoto R, Tobita K, Lee S, Toyoda Y, Billiar TR, McCurry KR. Amelioration of rat cardiac cold ischemia/reperfusion injury with inhaled hydrogen or carbon monoxide, or both. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 May;29(5):544-53. Epub 2009 Dec 24. PubMed PMID: 20036162.

53. Nakao A, Toyoda Y, Sharma P, Evans M, Guthrie N. Effectiveness of hydrogen rich water on antioxidant status of subjects with potential metabolic syndrome-an open label pilot study. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2010 Mar;46(2):140-9. Epub 2010 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 20216947; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2831093.

54. Nieponice A. McGrath K. Qureshi I. Beckman EJ. Luketich JD. Gilbert TW. Badylak SF. An extracellular matrix scaffold for esophageal stricture prevention after circumferential EMR. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 69(2):289-96, 2009 Feb.

55. Ota T, Degani A, Schwartzman D, Zubiate B, McGarvey J, Choset H, Zenati MA. A highly articulated robotic surgical system for minimally invasive surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr;87(4):1253-6.

56. Ota T, Schwartzman D, Zenati MA. Subxiphoid epicardial left ventricular pacing lead placement is feasible. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun;139(6):1661-2. Epub 2009 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 19818457.

57. Ota T, Subramaniam K, Cook CC, Bermudez C. IMAGE CARDIO MED: Left atrial wall hematoma/dissection after mitral valve replacement. Circulation. 2010 Feb 2;121(4):584-5. PubMed PMID: 20124138.

58. Patronik NA, Ota T, Zenati MA, Riviere CN. A Miniature Mobile Robot for Navigation and Positioning on the Beating Heart. IEEE Trans Robot. 2009;25(5):1109-1124. PubMed PMID: 20179783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2826133.

59. Payne KA, Meszaros LB, Phillippi JA, Huard J. EFFECT OF PI3K, ERK1/2 AND P38 MAPK inhibition on osteogenic differentiation of muscle-derived stem cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20617875.

60. Phillippi JA, Klyachko EA, Kenny JP 4th, Eskay MA, Gorman RC, Gleason TG. Basal and oxidative stress-induced expression of metallothionein is decreased in ascending aortic aneurysms of bicuspid aortic valve patients. Circulation. 2009 May 12;119(18):2498-506. Epub 2009 Apr 27.

61. Quintero RA, Gomez Castro LA, Bermudez C, Chmait RH, Kontopoulos EV. In utero management of fetal lower urinary tract obstruction with a novel shunt: a landmark development in fetal therapy. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Aug;23(8):806-12. PubMed PMID: 19968590.

62. Rao AS, Pellegrini RV, Speziali G, Marone LK. A novel percutaneous solution to limb ischemia due to arterial occlusion from a femoral artery ECMO cannula. J Endovasc Ther. 2010 Feb;17(1):51-4. PubMed PMID: 20199267

63. Reing JE, Brown BN, Daly KA, Freund JM, Gilbert TW, Hsiong SX, Huber A, Kullas KE, Tottey S, Wolf MT, Badylak SF. The effects of processing methods upon mechanical and biologic properties of porcine dermal extracellular matrix scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2010 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20728934

64. Remlinger NT, Czajka CA, Juhas ME, Vorp DA, Stolz DB, Badylak SF, Gilbert S, Gilbert TW. Hydrated xenogeneic decellularized tracheal matrix as a scaffold for tracheal reconstruction. Biomaterials. 2010 May;31(13):3520-6. Epub 2010 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 20144481.

65. Rimmelé T, Venkataraman R, Madden NJ, Elder MM, Wei LM, Pellegrini RV, Kellum JA. Comparison of inflammatory response during on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Int J Artif Organs. 2010 Mar;33(3):131-8. PubMed PMID: 20383854.

66. Salizzoni S, Bajona P, Zehr KJ, Anderson WD, Stijn Vandenberghe S, Speziali G. Transapical off-pump removal of the native aortic valve: A proof-of-concept animal study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Aug 2009;138(2):468-473.

67. Sanchez de Toledo J, Gunawardena S, Munoz R, Orr R, Berry D, Sonderman S, Krallman S, Shiderly D, Wang L, Wearden P, Morell VO, Chrysostomou C. Do neonates, infants and young children need a higher dose of enoxaparin in the cardiac intensive care unit? Cardiol Young. 2010 Apr;20(2):138-43. Epub 2010 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 20199704.

68. Santelices LC, Wang Y, Severyn D, Druzdzel MJ, Kormos RL, Antaki JF. Development of a Hybrid Decision Support Model for Optimal Ventricular Assist Device Weaning. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep;90(3):713-720. PubMed PMID: 20732482.

69. Shah SR, Wearden PD, Gaines BA. Pediatric Peripheral Vascular Injuries: A Review of Our Experience. J Surg Res. May 1 2009;153(1):162-166.

70. Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Hattler BG, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y. Impact of graft volume reduction for oversized grafts after lung transplantation on outcome in recipients with end-stage restrictive pulmonary diseases. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Feb;28(2):130-4.

71. Shigemura, N., Bermudez, C., Hattler, B.G., Johnson, B., Crespo, M., Pilewski, J., and Toyoda, Y. (2009). Lung transplantation for pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2009 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]

72. Shigemura, N., Bhama, J., Nguyen, D., Thacker, J., Bermudez, C., and Toyoda, Y. (2009). Pitfalls in donor lung procurements: how should the procedure be taught to transplant trainees? The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 138, 486-490.

73. Shigemura, N., Brann, S., Wasson, S., Bhama, J., Bermudez, C., Hattler, B.G., Johnson, B., Crespo, M., Pilewski, J., and Toyoda, Y. (2009). Successful lung transplantation in an octogenarian. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2009 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print]

74. Simon MA, Primack BA, Teuteberg J, Kormos RL, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Shah H, Gorcsan J 3rd, McNamara DM. Left ventricular remodeling and myocardial recovery on mechanical circulatory support. J Card Fail. 2010 Feb;16(2):99-105. Epub 2009 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 20142020; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2819986.

75. Spadaccio C, Chello M, Trombetta M, Rainer A, Toyoda Y, Genovese JA. Drug releasing systems in cardiovascular tissue engineering. J Cell Mol Med. 2009 Mar;13(3):422-39.

76. Spadaccio C, Rainer A, Centola M, Trombetta M, Chello M, Lusini M, Covino E, Toyoda Y, Genovese JA. Heparin-releasing scaffold for stem cells: a differentiating device for vascular aims. Regen Med. 2010 Jul;5(4):645-57. PubMed PMID: 20632865.

77. Spadaccio C, Rainer A, Trombetta M, Centola M, Lusini M, Chello M, Covino E, De Marco F, Coccia R, Toyoda Y, Genovese JA. A G-CSF functionalized scaffold for stem cells seeding: a differentiating device for cardiac purposes. J Cell Mol Med. 2010 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20518852.

78. Spadaccio C, Rainer A, Trombetta M, Vadalá G, Chello M, Covino E, Denaro V, Toyoda Y, Genovese JA. Poly-L-lactic acid/hydroxyapatite electrospun nanocomposites induce chondrogenic differentiation of human MSC. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Jul;37(7):1376-89. Epub 2009 May 6.

79. Stevenson LW, Pagani FD, Young JB, Jessup M, Miller L, Kormos RL, Naftel DC, Ulisney K, Desvigne-Nickens P, Kirklin JK. INTERMACS profiles of advanced heart failure: the current picture. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Jun;28(6):535-41.

80. Subramaniam K, Wei L. Left ventricular outflow tract to right atrial fistula after aortic valve replacement. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2009 Jun;23(3):360-3. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

81. Sugimoto, R., Nakao, A., Nagahiro, I., Kohmoto, J., Sugimoto, S., Okazaki, M., Yamane, M., Inokawa, H., Oto, T., Tahara, K., et al. (2009). Experimental orthotopic lung transplantation model in rats with cold storage. Surgery today 39, 641-645.

82. Sun LT, Bencherif SA, Gilbert TW, Farkas AM, Lotze MT, Washburn NR. Biological activities of cytokine-neutralizing hyaluronic acid-antibody conjugates. Wound Repair Regen. 2010 May 1;18(3):302-10. Epub 2010 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 20412551.

83. Sun LT, Bencherif SA, Gilbert TW, Lotze MT, Washburn NR. Design principles for cytokine-neutralizing gels: Cross-linking effects. Acta Biomater. 2010 Jun 30.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20601239.

84. Teuteberg JJ, Shullo M, Zomak R, McNamara D, McCurry K, Kormos RL. Aggressive steroid weaning after cardiac transplantation is possible without the additional risk of significant rejection. Clin Transplant. 2008 Jul 31.

85. Teuteberg JJ, Shullo MA, Zomak R, Toyoda Y, McNamara DM, Bermudez C, Kormos RL, McCurry KR. Alemtuzumab induction prior to cardiac transplantation with lower intensity maintenance immunosuppression: one-year outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2010 Feb;10(2):382-8. Epub 2009 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 19889126.

86. Teuteberg, J.J., Shullo, M.A., Zomak, R., Toyoda, Y., McNamara, D.M., Bermudez, C., Kormos, R.L., and McCurry, K.R. (2009). Alemtuzumab Induction Prior to Cardiac Transplantation with Lower Intensity Maintenance Immunosuppression: One-Year Outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2009 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]

87. Thacker J, Toyoda Y. Lung and heart-lung transplantation at University of Pittsburgh: 1982-2009. Clin Transpl. 2009:179-95. PubMed PMID: 20524284.Toyoda Y, Adusumilli PS. Artificial heart in Asia. Natl Med J India. 2008 May-Jun;21(3):149-50. No abstract available.

88. Turner NJ, Yates AJ, Weber DJ, Qureshi IR, Stolz DB, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Xenogeneic Extracellular Matrix as an Inductive Scaffold for Regeneration of a Functioning Musculotendinous Junction. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20528669.

89. Vadnerkar A, Clancy CJ, Celik U, Yousem SA, Mitsani D, Toyoda Y, Nguyen ML, Kwak EJ, Pilewski J, Silveira FP, Crespo M, Nguyen MH. Impact of mold infections in explanted lungs on outcomes of lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2010 Jan 27;89(2):253-60. PubMed PMID: 20098291.

90. Vadnerkar A, Nguyen MH, Mitsani D, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Clancy CJ. Voriconazole exposure and geographic location are independent risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin among lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20591690.

91. Valentin JE, Stewart-Akers AM, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Macrophage participation in the degradation and remodeling of extracellular matrix scaffolds. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Jul;15(7):1687-94. PubMed PMID: 19125644; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2792102.

92. Valentin JE, Turner NJ, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Functional skeletal muscle formation with a biologic scaffold. Biomaterials. 2010 Oct;31(29):7475-84. Epub 2010 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 20638716; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2922042.

93. Valentin JE. Freytes DO. Grasman JM. Pesyna C. Freund J. Gilbert TW. Badylak SF. Oxygen diffusivity of biologic and synthetic scaffold materials for tissue engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A. 91(4):1010-7, 2009 Dec 15.

94. Valentin JE. Stewart-Akers AM. Gilbert TW. Badylak SF. Macrophage participation in the degradation and remodeling of extracellular matrix scaffolds. Tissue engineering. Part A.. 15(7):1687-94, 2009 Jul.

95. Volguina IV, Miller DC, LeMaire SA, Palmero LC, Wang XL, Connolly HM, Sundt TM 3rd, Bavaria JE, Dietz HC, Milewicz DM, Coselli JS; Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients study group. Valve-sparing and valve-replacing techniques for aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome: Analysis of early outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 May;137(5):1124-32.

96. Wainwright JM, Czajka CA, Patel UB, Freytes DO, Tobita K, Gilbert TW, Badylak SF. Preparation of cardiac extracellular matrix from an intact porcine heart. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Jun;16(3):525-32. PubMed PMID: 19702513.

97. Webber S; Clinical Trials Working Group. Pediatric circulatory support contractors' meeting: report of the Clinical Trials Working Group. ASAIO J. 2009 Jan-Feb;55(1):10-2. No abstract available.
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