Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 In ResponseAnesthesia and Analgesia.  128:e33. 2019
2018 Safety Comparison of Laryngeal Mask Use With Endotracheal Intubation in Patients Undergoing Dacryocystorhinostomy SurgeryOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  34:324-328. 2018
2018 Incidence of venous air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyAnesthesia and Analgesia.  127:420-423. 2018
2017 Cost comparison of intrathecal morphine to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for the first 24 h post cesarean delivery: a retrospective cohort studyJournal of Anesthesia.  31:44-50. 2017
2017 Outcomes of Patients Who Undergo Cardiac Surgical Procedures After Liver TransplantationAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  103:541-545. 2017
2016 Early Postoperative Albumin Administration Contributes to Morbidity After the Fontan OperationPediatric Cardiology.  37:1278-1283. 2016
2016 Late Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Following the Rastelli Operation: Expectations Out to 20 YearsWorld 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 mappingAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:1110-1115. 2016
2015 Health-Related Quality of Life in Adult Survivors After the Fontan OperationSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  27:299-306. 2015
2015 Surgical and anesthetic management of a mediastinal fatty tumor: LipoblastomaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  100:e97-e98. 2015
2015 Prognostic nomogram to predict survival after surgery for synchronous multiple lung cancers in multiple lobesJournal of Thoracic Oncology.  10:338-345. 2015
2015 Left upper lobectomy after coronary artery bypass graftingJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  150:531-535. 2015
2015 Retention rate of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopic placed fiducial markers for lung radiosurgeryAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  100:1163-1166. 2015
2014 Comparing robotic lung resection with thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery cases entered into the society of thoracic surgeons databaseInnovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.  9:10-15. 2014
2014 Comprehensive molecular profiling of lung adenocarcinoma: The cancer genome atlas research networkNature.  511:543-550. 2014
2014 Performing robotic lobectomy and segmentectomy: Cost, profitability, and outcomesAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:203-209. 2014
2014 Satisfaction and compensatory hyperhidrosis rates 5 years and longer after video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for hyperhidrosisJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  147. 2014
2014 The efficacy of restaging endobronchial ultrasound in patients with non-small cell lung cancer after preoperative therapyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:1008-1012. 2014
2014 The incidence and management of postoperative chylothorax after pulmonary resection and thoracic mediastinal lymph node dissectionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  98:232-237. 2014
2014 The prevalence of nodal upstaging during robotic lung resection in early stage non-small cell lung cancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1901-1907. 2014
2014 The safety and efficacy of mediastinoscopy when performed by general thoracic surgeonsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  97:1878-1884. 2014
2013 Quality of life after pulmonary resectionsThoracic Surgery Clinics.  23:437-442. 2013
2013 How to Teach Robotic Pulmonary ResectionSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  25:76-82. 2013
2013 Optimal technique for the removal of chest tubes after pulmonary resectionJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  145:1535-1539. 2013
2013 Technical aspects and early results of robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosisJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  145:90-96. 2013
2012 Survival and quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomyJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  144:1139-1145. 2012
2012 Complete thoracic mediastinal lymphadenectomy leads to a higher rate of pathologically proven N2 disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:902-906. 2012
2012 Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing registryAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:935-941. 2012
2012 Outcomes of patients with gynecologic malignancies undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusionGynecologic 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 cancerThoracic Cancer.  3:131-138. 2012
2012 Operative techniques in robotic thoracic surgery for inferior or posterior mediastinal pathologyJournal 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 NodesThoracic Surgery Clinics.  22:215-218. 2012
2012 The Management of Anticoagulants PerioperativelyThoracic Surgery Clinics.  22:29-34. 2012
2012 Inflow and outflow occlusion technique of the pulmonary artery and veins for the technically difficult left upper lobectomyEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  41:353-356. 2012
2012 Minimally invasive chest wall resection: Sparing the overlying, uninvolved extrathoracic musculature of the chestAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  94:1744-1747. 2012
2011 Initial consecutive experience of completely portal robotic pulmonary resection with 4 armsJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  142:740-746. 2011
2011 Management of thoracic esophageal perforationsEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  40:931-937. 2011
2011 Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound in patients with esophageal cancer predicted to have N0 diseaseEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  40:636-641. 2011
2011 Survival after resection of synchronous non-small cell lung cancerJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  142:547-553. 2011
2011 Daily chest roentgenograms are unnecessary in nonhypoxic patients who have undergone pulmonary resection by thoracotomyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  92:440-443. 2011
2011 DiscussionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1700-1701. 2011
2011 DiscussionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1736-1737. 2011
2011 ReplyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1654. 2011
2011 The society of thoracic surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosisAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  91:1642-1648. 2011
2011 Optimal care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer reduces perioperative morbidityJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  141:22-33. 2011
2010 The Management of Chest Tubes After Pulmonary ResectionThoracic Surgery Clinics.  20:399-405. 2010
2010 Photodynamic Laser Therapy for Lesions in the AirwayAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  89:1744-1749. 2010
2010 The 30- Versus 90-Day Operative Mortality After Pulmonary ResectionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  89:1717-1723. 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 managementGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  71:745-753. 2010
2010 General thoracic surgery is safe in patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix)Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  140:970-976. 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 cancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  90:427-434. 2010
2009 Diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer for the surgeonIndian Journal of Surgery.  71:310-316. 2009
2009 Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests After Neoadjuvant Therapy Predict Postoperative ComplicationsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:930-936. 2009
2009 Effect of sympathectomy level on the incidence of compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosisJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  138:581-585. 2009
2009 Survival of Patients With True Pathologic Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:917-923. 2009
2009 Different Diffusing Capacity of the Lung for Carbon Monoxide as Predictors of Respiratory MorbidityAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  88:405-411. 2009
2009 The Removal of Chest Tubes Despite an Air Leak or a PneumothoraxAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  87:1690-1696. 2009
2009 Non-imaged pulmonary nodules discovered during thoracotomy for metastasectomy by lung palpationEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.  35:786-791. 2009
2009 The analysis of a prospective surgical database improves postoperative fast-tracking algorithms after pulmonary resectionJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:1173-1179. 2009
2009 Pulmonary resection after concurrent chemotherapy and high dose (60 Gy) radiation for non-small cell lung cancer is safe and may provide increased survivalEuropean 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 respondersJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  137:605-609. 2009
2009 Is botulinum toxin injection of the pylorus during Ivor-Lewis 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 CancerThoracic Surgery Clinics.  18:417-421. 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 SurvivesAnnals 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 CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  86:362-367. 2008
2008 The Benefits of Continuous and Digital Air Leak Assessment After Elective Pulmonary Resection: A Prospective StudyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  86:396-401. 2008
2008 Rigid bronchoscopy and surgical resection for broncholithiasis and calcified mediastinal lymph nodesJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  136:186-190. 2008
2008 A Nondivided Intercostal Muscle Flap Further Reduces Pain of Thoracotomy: A Prospective Randomized TrialAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1901-1907. 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 CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1735-1739. 2008
2008 Management of Subcutaneous Emphysema After Pulmonary ResectionAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  85:1759-1765. 2008
2008 Impact of staging transesophageal EUS on treatment and survival in patients with non-small-cell lung cancerGastrointestinal 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 studyJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  135:261-268. 2008
2008 Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high outputJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  135:269-273. 2008
2008 The Influence of Preoperative Risk Stratification on Fast-Tracking Patients After Pulmonary ResectionThoracic Surgery Clinics.  18:113-118. 2008
2008 Impact of race on outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancerJournal of Thoracic Oncology.  3:711-715. 2008
2007 The Role of Integrated Positron Emission Tomography-Computerized Tomography in Evaluating and Staging Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung CancerSeminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  19:192-200. 2007
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 CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:940-945. 2007
2007 Predictors of Survival and Disease-Free Survival in Patients With Resected N1 Non-Small Cell Lung CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  84:182-190. 2007
2007 Surgical Techniques and Results for Partial or Circumferential Sleeve Resection of the Pulmonary Artery for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  83:1971-1977. 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 CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  83:1826-1830. 2007
2007 Esophageal TraumaThoracic Surgery Clinics.  17:63-72. 2007
2007 Differences in epidemiology, histology, and survival between cigarette smokers and never-smokers who develop non-small cell lung cancerChest.  132:185-192. 2007
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 smokersJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  132:1363-1368. 2006
2006 Satellite Pulmonary Nodule in the Same Lobe (T4N0) Should Not Be Staged as IIIB Non-Small Cell Lung CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:1808-1814. 2006
2006 The Maximum Standardized Uptake Values on Integrated FDG-PET/CT Is Useful in Differentiating Benign From Malignant Pulmonary NodulesAnnals 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 HydrothoraxAnnals 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 CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:417-423. 2006
2006 Maximum Standardized Uptake Values on Positron Emission Tomography of Esophageal Cancer Predicts Stage, Tumor Biology, and SurvivalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:391-395. 2006
2006 Survival and Outcomes of Pulmonary Resection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly: A Nested Case-Control StudyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  82:424-430. 2006
2006 Distribution and Likelihood of Lymph Node Metastasis Based on the Lobar Location of Nonsmall-Cell Lung CancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  81:1969-1973. 2006
2006 Restaging patients with N2 (stage IIIa) non-small cell lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy: A prospective studyJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  131:1229-1235. 2006
2006 Native aortic valve insufficiency in patients with left ventricular assist devicesAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  81. 2006
2006 Routine mediastinoscopy and esophageal ultrasound fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are clinically N2 negative: A prospective studyChest.  130:1791-1795. 2006
2006 Women with pathologic stage I, II, and III non-small cell lung cancer have better survival than menChest.  130:1796-1802. 2006
2005 Improving the inaccuracies of clinical staging of patients with NSCLC: A prospective trialAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1207-1214. 2005
2005 Intercostal muscle flap reduces the pain of thoracotomy: A prospective randomized trialJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  130:987-993. 2005
2005 Pulmonary resection after high-dose and low-dose chest irradiationAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1224-1230. 2005
2005 Intercostal muscle flap to buttress the bronchus at risk and the thoracic esophageal-gastric anastomosisAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1017-1020. 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 chemoradiotherapyJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  129:1232-1241. 2005
2005 The management of chest tubes in patients with a pneumothorax and an air leak after pulmonary resectionChest.  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 survivalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  130:151-159. 2005
2004 Repeat FDG-PET after neoadjuvant therapy is a predictor of pathologic response in patients with non-small cell lung cancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  78:1903-1909. 2004
2004 The accuracy of integrated PET-CT compared with dedicated PET alone for the staging of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancerAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  78:1017-1023. 2004
2004 Fast tracking after ivor lewis esophagogastrectomyChest.  126:1187-1194. 2004
2004 Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using single-lumen endotracheal tube anesthesiaChest.  126:281-285. 2004
2003 A prospective, double-blinded, randomized trial evaluating the use of preemptive analgesia of the skin before thoracotomyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:1055-1058. 2003
2003 Intraoperative solumedrol helps prevent postpneumonectomy pulmonary edemaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:1029-1035. 2003
2003 The role of FDG-PET scan in staging patients with nonsmall cell carcinomaAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:861-866. 2003
2003 Intracostal sutures decrease the pain of thoracotomyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  76:407-412. 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)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2000
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Molecular Biology, Auburn University 1996
  • Full Name

  • Ayesha Bryant