Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Incidence of Venous Air Embolism During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography.Anesthesia and Analgesia.  127:420-423. 2018
2017 Safety Comparison of Laryngeal Mask Use With Endotracheal Intubation in Patients Undergoing Dacryocystorhinostomy Surgery.Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  34:324-328. 2017
2017 Cost comparison of intrathecal morphine to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for the first 24┬áh post cesarean delivery: a retrospective cohort study.Journal of Anesthesia.  31:44-50. 2017
2017 Outcomes of Patients Who Undergo Cardiac Surgical Procedures After Liver Transplantation.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  103:541-545. 2017
2016 Early Postoperative Albumin Administration Contributes to Morbidity After the Fontan Operation.Pediatric Cardiology.  37:1278-1283. 2016
2016 Late Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Following the Rastelli Operation: Expectations Out to 20 Years.World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.  7:605-610. 2016
2016 Decreasing the Preincision Time for Pulmonary Lobectomy: The Process of Lean and Value Stream Mapping.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:1110-1115. 2016
2015 Surgical and Anesthetic Management of a Mediastinal Fatty Tumor: Lipoblastoma.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  100:e97-e98. 2015
2015 Retention Rate of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopic Placed Fiducial Markers for Lung Radiosurgery.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  100:1163-1165. 2015
2015 Left upper lobectomy after coronary artery bypass grafting.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  150:531-535. 2015
2015 Prognostic nomogram to predict survival after surgery for synchronous multiple lung cancers in multiple lobes.Journal of Thoracic Oncology.  10:338-345. 2015
2015 Health-Related Quality of Life in Adult Survivors After the Fontan Operation.Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  27:299-306. 2015
2014 The efficacy of restaging endobronchial ultrasound in patients with non-small cell lung cancer after preoperative therapy.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:1008-1012. 2014
2014 Comprehensive molecular profiling of lung adenocarcinoma.Nature.  511:543-550. 2014
2014 Performing robotic lobectomy and segmentectomy: cost, profitability, and outcomes.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:203-208. 2014
2014 The incidence and management of postoperative chylothorax after pulmonary resection and thoracic mediastinal lymph node dissection.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:232-235. 2014
2014 The prevalence of nodal upstaging during robotic lung resection in early stage non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1901-1906. 2014
2014 The safety and efficacy of mediastinoscopy when performed by general thoracic surgeons.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1878-1883. 2014
2014 Satisfaction and compensatory hyperhidrosis rates 5 years and longer after video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for hyperhidrosis.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  147:1160-1163.e1. 2014
2014 Comparing robotic lung resection with thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases entered into the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.Innovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.  9:10-15. 2014
2013 Quality of life after pulmonary resections.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  23:437-442. 2013
2013 Optimal technique for the removal of chest tubes after pulmonary resection.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  145:1535-1539. 2013
2013 How to teach robotic pulmonary resection.Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  25:76-82. 2013
2013 Technical aspects and early results of robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosis.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  145:90-96. 2013
2012 Minimally invasive chest wall resection: sparing the overlying, uninvolved extrathoracic musculature of the chest.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:1744-1747. 2012
2012 Survival and quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomy.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  144:1139-1143. 2012
2012 Complete thoracic mediastinal lymphadenectomy leads to a higher rate of pathologically proven N2 disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:902-906. 2012
2012 Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:935-940. 2012
2012 Outcomes of patients with gynecologic malignancies undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion.Gynecologic Oncology.  125:646-648. 2012
2012 Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with tranbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) versus mediastinoscopy for mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) thoracic cancer.Thoracic Cancer.  3:131-138. 2012
2012 Operative techniques in robotic thoracic surgery for inferior or posterior mediastinal pathology.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  143:1138-1143. 2012
2012 Perspectives on robotic pulmonary resection: It's current and future status.Annals of cardiothoracic surgery.  1:59-60. 2012
2012 Robotic-assisted pulmonary resection - Right upper lobectomy.Annals of cardiothoracic surgery.  1:77-85. 2012
2012 Thoracoscopic and robotic dissection of mediastinal lymph nodes.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  22:215-218. 2012
2012 Inflow and outflow occlusion technique of the pulmonary artery and veins for the technically difficult left upper lobectomy.European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  41:353-356. 2012
2012 The management of anticoagulants perioperatively.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  22:29-vi. 2012
2011 Initial consecutive experience of completely portal robotic pulmonary resection with 4 arms.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  142:740-746. 2011
2011 Management of thoracic esophageal perforations.European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  40:931-937. 2011
2011 Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound in patients with esophageal cancer predicted to have N0 disease.European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  40:636-641. 2011
2011 Survival after resection of synchronous non-small cell lung cancer.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  142:547-553. 2011
2011 Daily chest roentgenograms are unnecessary in nonhypoxic patients who have undergone pulmonary resection by thoracotomy.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  92:440-443. 2011
2011 A prospective study to determine the incidence of non-imaged malignant pulmonary nodules in patients who undergo metastasectomy by thoracotomy with lung palpation.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1696-1700. 2011
2011 Starting a robotic program in general thoracic surgery: why, how, and lessons learned.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1729-1736. 2011
2011 ReplyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1654. 2011
2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1642-1648. 2011
2011 Optimal care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer reduces perioperative morbidity.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  141:22-33. 2011
2010 General thoracic surgery is safe in patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix).Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  140:970-976. 2010
2010 The management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  20:399-405. 2010
2010 The true false negative rates of esophageal and endobronchial ultrasound in the staging of mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  90:427-434. 2010
2010 Photodynamic laser therapy for lesions in the airway.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  89:1744-1748. 2010
2010 The 30- versus 90-day operative mortality after pulmonary resection.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  89:1717-1722. 2010
2010 ReplyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  89:1707. 2010
2010 A large single-center experience of EUS-guided FNA of the left and right adrenal glands: diagnostic utility and impact on patient management.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  71:745-753. 2010
2009 Diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer for the surgeon.Indian Journal of Surgery.  71:310-316. 2009
2009 Changes in pulmonary function tests after neoadjuvant therapy predict postoperative complications.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:930-935. 2009
2009 Effect of sympathectomy level on the incidence of compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  138:581-585. 2009
2009 Survival of patients with true pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:917-922. 2009
2009 Different diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide as predictors of respiratory morbidity.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:405-410. 2009
2009 The removal of chest tubes despite an air leak or a pneumothorax.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  87:1690-1694. 2009
2009 Non-imaged pulmonary nodules discovered during thoracotomy for metastasectomy by lung palpation.European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  35:786-791. 2009
2009 The analysis of a prospective surgical database improves postoperative fast-tracking algorithms after pulmonary resection.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:1173-1179. 2009
2009 Pulmonary resection after concurrent chemotherapy and high dose (60Gy) radiation for non-small cell lung cancer is safe and may provide increased survival.European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  35:718-723. 2009
2009 Change in maximum standardized uptake value on repeat positron emission tomography after chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer identifies complete responders.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:605-609. 2009
2009 Is botulinum toxin injection of the pylorus during Ivor Lewis [corrected] esophagogastrectomy the optimal drainage strategy?Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:565-572. 2009
2009 The quantification of postoperative air leaks.Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  2009:mmcts.2007.003129. 2009
2008 Restaging after neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for N2 non-small cell lung cancer.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  18:417-vii. 2008
2008 The treatment of patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer from N2 disease: who returns to the surgical arena and who survives.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  86:912-920. 2008
2008 Does minimally invasive thoracic surgery warrant fast tracking of thoracic surgical patients?Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  18:301-304. 2008
2008 Survival of patients with unsuspected N2 (stage IIIA) nonsmall-cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  86:362-366. 2008
2008 The benefits of continuous and digital air leak assessment after elective pulmonary resection: a prospective study.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  86:396-401. 2008
2008 Impact of race on outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Journal of Thoracic Oncology.  3:711-715. 2008
2008 Rigid bronchoscopy and surgical resection for broncholithiasis and calcified mediastinal lymph nodes.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  136:186-190. 2008
2008 A nondivided intercostal muscle flap further reduces pain of thoracotomy: a prospective randomized trial.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1901-1906. 2008
2008 Is the "perfect Fontan" operation routinely achievable in the modern era?Cardiology in the Young.  18:328-336. 2008
2008 Differences in outcomes between younger and older patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1735-1739. 2008
2008 Management of subcutaneous emphysema after pulmonary resection.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1759-1763. 2008
2008 Impact of staging transesophageal EUS on treatment and survival in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  67:193-198. 2008
2008 Is palpation of the nonresected pulmonary lobe(s) required for patients with non-small cell lung cancer? A prospective study.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  135:261-268. 2008
2008 Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high output.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  135:269-273. 2008
2008 The influence of preoperative risk stratification on fast-tracking patients after pulmonary resection.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  18:113-118. 2008
2007 ReplyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:1798. 2007
2007 When is it best to repeat a 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan on patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy?Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:1092-1097. 2007
2007 Accessing the aortopulmonary window (#5) and the paraaortic (#6) lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:940-945. 2007
2007 Differences in epidemiology, histology, and survival between cigarette smokers and never-smokers who develop non-small cell lung cancer.Chest.  132:185-192. 2007
2007 Predictors of survival and disease-free survival in patients with resected N1 non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:182-188. 2007
2007 Surgical techniques and results for partial or circumferential sleeve resection of the pulmonary artery for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  83:1971-1976. 2007
2007 Ratio of the maximum standardized uptake value on FDG-PET of the mediastinal (N2) lymph nodes to the primary tumor may be a universal predictor of nodal malignancy in patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  83:1826-1829. 2007
2007 Esophageal trauma.Thoracic Surgery Clinics.  17:63-72. 2007
2007 The role of integrated positron emission tomography-computerized tomography in evaluating and staging patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  19:192-200. 2007
2006 Routine mediastinoscopy and esophageal ultrasound fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are clinically N2 negative: a prospective study.Chest.  130:1791-1795. 2006
2006 The clinical stage of non-small cell lung cancer as assessed by means of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomographic/computed tomographic scanning is less accurate in cigarette smokers.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  132:1363-1368. 2006
2006 Women with pathologic stage I, II, and III non-small cell lung cancer have better survival than men.Chest.  130:1796-1802. 2006
2006 Satellite pulmonary nodule in the same lobe (T4N0) should not be staged as IIIB non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:1808-1813. 2006
2006 The maximum standardized uptake values on integrated FDG-PET/CT is useful in differentiating benign from malignant pulmonary nodules.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:1016-1020. 2006
2006 Efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with talc pleurodesis for porous diaphragm syndrome in patients with refractory hepatic hydrothorax.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:457-459. 2006
2006 Maximum standard uptake value of mediastinal lymph nodes on integrated FDG-PET-CT predicts pathology in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:417-422. 2006
2006 Maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of esophageal cancer predicts stage, tumor biology, and survival.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:391-394. 2006
2006 Survival and outcomes of pulmonary resection for non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly: a nested case-control study.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:424-429. 2006
2006 Distribution and likelihood of lymph node metastasis based on the lobar location of nonsmall-cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  81:1969-1973. 2006
2006 Restaging patients with N2 (stage IIIa) non-small cell lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy: a prospective study.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  131:1229-1235. 2006
2006 Native aortic valve insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devices.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  81:e6-e8. 2006
2005 Improving the inaccuracies of clinical staging of patients with NSCLC: a prospective trial.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1207-1213. 2005
2005 Intercostal muscle flap reduces the pain of thoracotomy: a prospective randomized trial.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  130:987-993. 2005
2005 Pulmonary resection after high-dose and low-dose chest irradiation.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1224-1230. 2005
2005 Intercostal muscle flap to buttress the bronchus at risk and the thoracic esophageal-gastric anastomosis.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1017-1020. 2005
2005 The management of chest tubes in patients with a pneumothorax and an air leak after pulmonary resection.Chest.  128:816-820. 2005
2005 The maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of a non-small cell lung cancer predict stage, recurrence, and survival.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  130:151-159. 2005
2005 The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration, integrated positron emission tomography with computed tomography, and computed tomography in restaging patients with esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  129:1232-1241. 2005
2004 Repeat FDG-PET after neoadjuvant therapy is a predictor of pathologic response in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  78:1903-1909. 2004
2004 Fast tracking after Ivor Lewis esophagogastrectomy.Chest.  126:1187-1194. 2004
2004 The accuracy of integrated PET-CT compared with dedicated PET alone for the staging of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  78:1017-1023. 2004
2004 Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using single-lumen endotracheal tube anesthesia.Chest.  126:281-285. 2004
2003 A prospective, double-blinded, randomized trial evaluating the use of preemptive analgesia of the skin before thoracotomy.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:1055-1058. 2003
2003 Intraoperative solumedrol helps prevent postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:1029-1033. 2003
2003 The role of FDG-PET scan in staging patients with nonsmall cell carcinoma.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:861-866. 2003
2003 Intracostal sutures decrease the pain of thoracotomy.Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:407-411. 2003

Chapter

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2014 Robotic pulmonary resection using a completely portal four-arm technique.  85-91. 2014

Research Overview

  • Outcomes based clinical research; Quality Improvement; Clinical trials; post-operative outcomes assessment and improvement (pain, quality of life, quality metrics, survival)
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Photodynamic Therapy Oncology Registry  awarded by Ohio State University 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by NEOMEND, INC. 2012 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Molecular Biology, Auburn University
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Ayesha Bryant