Selected Publications

1. Griepp RB, Ergin MA, Galla JD, et al. Looking for the artery of Adamkiewicz: a quest to minimize paraplegia after operations for aneurysms of the descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1996;112(5):1202-13; discussion 13-5.

2. Griepp RB, Ergin MA, Galla JD, Klein JJ, Spielvogel D, Griepp EB. Minimizing spinal cord injury during repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms: the Mount Sinai approach. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1998;10(1):25-8.

3. Galla JD, Ergin MA, Lansman SL, et al. Use of somatosensory evoked potentials for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic resections. Ann Thorac Surg 1999;67(6):1947-52; discussion 53-8.

4. Hagl C, Ergin MA, Galla JD, et al. Neurologic outcome after ascending aorta-aortic arch operations: effect of brain protection technique in high-risk patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2001;121(6):1107-21.

5. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Lauten A, et al. Importance of extrasegmental vessels for spinal cord blood supply in a chronic porcine model. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2003;24(5):817-24.

6. Strauch JT, Lauten A, Spielvogel D, et al. Mild hypothermia protects the spinal cord from ischemic injury in a chronic porcine model. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2004;25(5):708-15.

7. Strauch JT, Spielvogel D, Lauten A, et al. Optimal temperature for selective cerebral perfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;130(1):74-82.

8. Hagl C, Weisz DJ, Khaladj N, et al. Use of a maze to detect cognitive dysfunction in a porcine model of hypothermic circulatory arrest. Ann Thorac Surg 2005;79(4):1307-14; discussion 14-5.

9. Etz CD, Halstead JC, Spielvogel D, et al. Thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: is reimplantation of spinal cord arteries a waste of time? Ann Thorac Surg 2006;82(5):1670-7.

10. Etz CD, Homann TM, Plestis KA, et al. Spinal cord perfusion after extensive segmental artery sacrifice: can paraplegia be prevented? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2007;31(4):643-8.

11. Griepp RB, Griepp EB. Spinal cord perfusion and protection during descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: the collateral network concept. Ann Thorac Surg 2007;83(2):S865-9; discussion S90-2.

12. Halstead JC, Wurm M, Etz C, et al. Preservation of spinal cord function after extensive segmental artery sacrifice: regional variations in perfusion. Ann Thorac Surg 2007;84(3):789-94.

13. Halstead JC, Meier M, Etz C, et al. The fate of the distal aorta after repair of acute type A aortic dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133(1):127-35.

14. Etz CD, Plestis KA, Kari FA, et al. Axillary cannulation significantly improves survival and neurologic outcome after atherosclerotic aneurysm repair of the aortic root and ascending aorta. Ann Thorac Surg 2008;86(2):441-6; discussion 6-7.

15. Etz CD, Plestis KA, Kari FA, et al. Staged repair of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using the elephant trunk technique: a consecutive series of 215 first stage and 120 complete repairs. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008;34(3):605-15.

16. Etz CD, Luehr M, Kari FA, et al. Paraplegia after extensive thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: does critical spinal cord ischemia occur postoperatively? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135(2):324-30.

17. Etz C, Luehr M., Kari F.A., Lin H.M., Kleinman G., Zoli S., Plestis K.A., Griepp R.B. Selective Cerebral Perfusion at 28ºC – Is the Spinal Cord Safe? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008;submitted.

18. Etz CD, Homann TM, Luehr M, et al. Spinal cord blood flow and ischemic injury after experimental sacrifice of thoracic and abdominal segmental arteries. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008.


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