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Below is a list of recent publications by our faculty members. You can read the abstract of selected titles by clicking on the tab.


Publications 1996-2015

Moise KJ Jr, Moldenhauer JS, Bennett KA, Goodnight W, Luks FI, Emery SP, Tsao K, Moon-Grady AJ, Moore RC, Treadwell MC, Vlastos EJ, Wetjen NM.
Current Selection Criteria and Perioperative Therapy Used for Fetal Myelomeningocele Surgery.
Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):593-597.

Hartwich J, Luks FI, Watson-Smith D, Kurkchubasche AG, Muratore CS, Wills HE, Tracy TF Jr.
Nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis in children: A feasibility study.
J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan;51(1):111-6. Abstract

Chau DB, Ciullo SS, Watson-Smith D, Chun TH, Kurkchubasche AG, Luks FI.
Patient-centered outcomes research in appendicitis in children: Bridging the knowledge gap.
J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan;51(1):117-21. Abstract

Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Thatch KA, Islam S, Azarow KS, Chen MK, Lillehei CW, Puligandla PS, Reynolds M, Waldhausen JH, Oldham KT, Langham MR Jr, Tracy TF Jr, Hirschl RB; Association of Pediatric Surgery Training Program Directors.
The effort and outcomes of the Pediatric Surgery match process: Are we interviewing too many?
J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Nov;50(11):1954-7.

Fallon EA, Ha AY, Merck DL, Ciullo SS, Luks FI.
Interactive Instrument-Driven Image Display in Laparoscopic Surgery.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Jun;25(6):531-5. Abstract

Luks FI.
Re: Fetal intervention for severe lower urinary tract obstruction: a multicenter case-control study comparing fetal cystoscopy with vesicoamniotic shunting.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr;45(4):375-6.

Luks FI, Johnson A, Polzin WJ; North American Fetal Therapy Network.
Innovation in maternal-fetal therapy: a position statement from the North American Fetal Therapy Network.
Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;125(3):649-52.

De Paepe ME, Shapiro S, Young LE, Luks FI.
Placental weight, birth weight and fetal:placental weight ratio in dichorionic and monochorionic twin gestations in function of gestational age, cord insertion type and placental partition.
Placenta. 2015 Feb;36(2):213-20.

Chu DC, Abu-Samra AG, Baird GL, Devers C, Sweeney J, Levy MM, Muratore CS, Ventetuolo CE.
Quantitative measurement of heparin in comparison with conventional anticoagulation monitoring and the risk of thrombotic events in adults on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Intensive Care Med. 2015 Feb;41(2):369-70.

Maggio L, Carr SR, Watson-Smith D, O'Brien BM, Lopes V, Muratore CS, Luks FI.
Iatrogenic Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes after Fetoscopic Laser Ablative Surgery.
Fetal Diagn Ther. 2015;38(1):29-34. Abstract

Duron VP, Day KM, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.
Maintaining low transfusion and angioembolization rates in the age of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt splenic injury.
Am Surg. 2014 Nov;80(11):1159-63. Abstract

Ventetuolo CE, Muratore CS.
Extracorporeal life support in critically ill adults.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep 1;190(5):497-508. Abstract

Johnson A, Luks FI.
A cautionary note on new fetal interventions.
Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug;124(2 Pt 2 Suppl 1):411-2.

Duron VD, Watson-Smith D, Benzuly SE, Muratore CS, O'Brien BM, Carr SR, Luks FI.
Maternal and fetal safety of fluid-restrictive general anesthesia for endoscopic fetal surgery in monochorionic twin gestations.
J Clin Anesth. 2014 May;26(3):184-90.

Liou KT, George P, Baruch JM, Luks FI.
Clinical sketches: teaching medical illustration to medical students.
Med Educ. 2014 May;48(5):525.

Task Force for Children's Surgical Care.
Optimal resources for children's surgical care in the United States.
J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):479-87, 487.

Bates MF, Khander A, Steigman SA, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Use of white blood cell count and negative appendectomy rate.
Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):e39-44. Epub 2013 Dec 30.

Drolet BC, Sangisetty S, Tracy TF, Cioffi WG.
Surgical residents' perceptions of 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour regulations.
JAMA Surg. 2013 May;148(5):427-33.

Muratore CS.
Pediatric abdominal CT scans: do it correctly. Better yet, don't do it at all.
J Surg Res. 2013 Dec;185(2):533-4. Epub 2012 Aug 24.

Marsit CJ, Koestler DC, Watson-Smith D, Boney CM, Padbury JF, Luks F.
Developmental genes targeted for epigenetic variation between twin-twin transfusion syndrome children.
Clin Epigenetics. 2013 Oct 3;5(1):18.

Hui L, Wick HC, Moise KJ Jr, Johnson A, Luks F, Haeri S, Johnson KL, Bianchi DW.
Global gene expression analysis of amniotic fluid cell-free RNA from recipient twins with twin-twin transfusion syndrome.
Prenat Diagn. 2013 Sep;33(9):873-83. Epub 2013 Jun 4.

De Paepe ME, Luks FI.
What-and why-the pathologist should know about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2013 Jul-Aug;16(4):237-51. Epub 2013 Apr 25.

Skupski DW, Luks FI, Papanna R, Walker M, Bebbington M, Ryan G, O'Shaughnessy R, Moldenhauer J, Bahtiyar O; North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet).
Laser ablation of placental anastomoses in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: preoperative predictors of death by recursive partitioning.
Prenat Diagn. 2013 Mar;33(3):279-83. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Luks FI, Aidlen JT.
Enhanced image display to improve laparoscopic surgery: new and future developments.
Expert Rev Med Devices. 2012 Nov;9(6):551-3.

Aidlen JT, Luks FI.
Management of pediatric splenic injury: we agree, more or less: comment on "less is more".
Arch Surg. 2012 May;147(5):441-2.

Thakkar RK, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.
Individualized image display improves performance in laparoscopic surgery.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Dec;22(10):1010-3. Epub 2012 Jun 25.

Kowitt B, Tucker R, Watson-Smith D, Muratore CS, O'Brien BM, Vohr BR, Carr SR, Luks FI.
Long-term morbidity after fetal endoscopic surgery for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):51-6.

Tracy TF Jr.
Surgical fatigue-what dreams may come: comment on "surgeon fatigue".
Arch Surg. 2012 May;147(5):435-6.

Tracy TF Jr.
Acute pancreatitis and neutrophil gelatinase MMP9: don't get me started!
J Leukoc Biol. 2012 May;91(5):682-4.

Keating LJ, Soares GM, Muratore CS.
Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma.
Med Health R I. 2012 May;95(5):149, 152.

Krieger AR, Wills HE, Green MC, Gleisner AL, Vane DW.
Efficacy of anatomic and physiologic indicators versus mechanism of injury criteria for trauma activation in pediatric emergencies.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6):1471-7.

Lombardo ML, Watson-Smith DJ, Muratore CS, Carr SR, O'Brien BM, Luks FI.
Laser Ablation of Placental Vessels in Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: A Paradigm for Endoscopic Fetal Surgery.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Nov;21(9):869-72. Epub 2011 Aug 19.

De Paepe ME, Shapiro S, Hanley LC, Chu S, Luks FI.
Correlation between cord insertion type and superficial choriovasculature in diamniotic-monochorionic twin placentas.
Placenta. 2011 Nov;32(11):901-5. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Luks FI.
New and/or improved aspects of fetal surgery.
Prenat Diagn. 2011 Mar;31(3):252-8. doi: 10.1002/pd.2706. Epub 2011 Feb 4. .

Luks FI.
Blast injuries--and the pivotal role of trauma surgeons.
Acta Chir Belg. 2010 Sep-Oct;110(5):517-20. .

Skupski DW, Luks FI, Walker M, Papanna R, Bebbington M, Ryan G, O'Shaughnessy R, Moldenhauer J, Bahtiyar O; North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet).
Preoperative predictors of death in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated with laser ablation of placental anastomoses.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct;203(4):388.e1-388.e11.

Narsule CK, Kahle EJ, Kim DS, Anderson AC, Luks FI.
Effect of delay in presentation on rate of perforation in children with appendicitis.
Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul 12.

Deprest JA, Flake AW, Gratacos E, Ville Y, Hecher K, Nicolaides K, Johnson MP, Luks FI, Adzick NS, Harrison MR.
The making of fetal surgery.
Prenat Diagn. 2010 Jul;30(7):653-67. .

O'Brien BM, Feltovich HM, Carr SR, Luks FI.
Feto-fetal transfusion syndrome in monochorionic quadruplets.
Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb;115(2 Pt 2):470-2.

De Paepe ME, Shapiro S, Young L, Luks FI.
Placental characteristics of selective birth weight discordance in diamniotic-monochorionic twin gestations.
Placenta. 2010 May;31(5):380-6.

Ahmed S, Luks FI, O'Brien BM, Muratore CS, Carr SR.
Influence of experience, case load, and stage distribution on outcome of endoscopic laser surgery for TTTS--a review.
Prenat Diagn. 2010 Apr;30(4):314-9. .

De Paepe ME, Shapiro S, Greco D, Luks VL, Abellar RG, Luks CH, Luks FI.
Placental markers of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome in diamniotic-monochorionic twins: A morphometric analysis of deep artery-to-vein anastomoses.
Placenta. 2010 Apr;31(4):269-76.

Abodeely AA, Cheah YL, Ryder BA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI.
Eliminating the effects of paradoxic imaging during laparoscopic surgery.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Feb;20(1):31-4.

Harty MW, Muratore CS, Papa EF, Gart MS, Ramm GA, Gregory SH, Tracy TF Jr.
Neutrophil depletion blocks early collagen degradation in repairing cholestatic rat livers.
Am J Pathol. 2010 Mar;176(3):1271-81.

Curran S, McMurdy JW, Carr SR, Muratore CS, O'Brien BM, Crawford GP, Luks FI.
Reflectance spectrometry for real-time hemoglobin determination of placental vessels during endoscopic laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan;45(1):59-64.

Aidlen JT, Glick S, Silverman K, Silverman HF, Luks FI.
Head-motion-controlled video goggles: preliminary concept for an interactive laparoscopic image display (i-LID).
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2009 Aug;19(4):595-8. Abstract

Luks FI, Carr SR, Muratore CS, O'Brien BM, Tracy TF.
The pediatric surgeons' contribution to in utero treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Ann Surg. 2009 Sep;250(3):456-62. Abstract

Muratore CS, Harty MW, Papa EF, Tracy TF Jr.
Dexamethasone alters the hepatic inflammatory cellular profile without changes in matrix degradation during liver repair following biliary decompression.
J Surg Res. 2009 Oct;156(2):231-9. Epub 2009 May 14. Abstract

Aidlen JT.
Pediatric trauma surgery: understanding when NOT to operate.
Med Health R I. 2009 May;92(5):170-1.

Muratore CS, Luks FI, Zhou Y, Harty M, Reichner J, Tracy TF.
Endotoxin alters early fetal lung morphogenesis.
J Surg Res. 2009 Aug;155(2):225-30. Epub 2008 Aug 9.

Martin AE, Khan A, Kim DS, Muratore CS, Luks FI.
The use of intraabdominal tissue expanders as a primary strategy for closure of giant omphaloceles.
J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):178-82.

Muratore CS,
Carr SR, Lewi L, Delieger R, Carpenter M, Jani J, Deprest JA, Luks FI.
Survival after laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: when are they out of the woods?
J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jan;44(1):66-9; discussion 70.

Martin AE, Chen JY, Muratore CS, Mayo-Smith WW, Luks FI.
Dual Localization Technique for Thoracoscopic Resection of Lung Lesions in Children.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Prendergast CJ, Ryder BA, Abodeely A, Muratore CS, Crawford GP, Luks FI.
Surgical Performance with Head-Mounted Displays in Laparoscopic Surgery.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Tan TW, Kim DS, Wallach MT, Mangray S, Luks FI.
Thoracoscopic resection of a giant thymolipoma in a 4-year-old girl.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Dec;18(6):903-5.

Mao Q, Gundavarapu S, Patel C, Tsai A, Luks FI, De Paepe ME.
The Fas system confers protection against alveolar disruption in hyperoxia-exposed newborn mice.
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2008 Dec;39(6):717-29. Epub 2008 Jun 27.

De Paepe ME, Gundavarapu S, Tantravahi U, Pepperell JR, Haley SA, Luks FI, Mao Q.
Fas-ligand-induced apoptosis of respiratory epithelial cells causes disruption of postcanalicular alveolar development.
Am J Pathol. 2008 Jul;173(1):42-56. Epub 2008 Jun 5.

Luks FI, Carr SR, O'Brien BM, Muratore CS.
Power and interpretation of a randomized study on the treatment of severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 May;198(5):607; author reply 607-8.

Harty MW, Papa EF, Huddleston HM, Young E, Nazareth S, Riley CA, Ramm GA, Gregory SH, Tracy TF Jr.
Hepatic macrophages promote the neutrophil-dependent resolution of fibrosis in repairing cholestatic rat livers.
Surgery. 2008 May;143(5):667-78. Abstract

Muratore CS, Ryder BA, Luks FI.
Image display in endoscopic surgery.
J Soc Image Display - Adv Display Col Sc July 2007 Vol. 23, No. 07. Abstract

Young JY, Kim DS, Muratore CS, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
High incidence of postoperative bowel obstruction in newborns and infants.
J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun;42(6):962-5 Abstract

Morin N, Owolabi SA, Harty MW, Papa EF, Tracy TF Jr, Shaw SK, Kim M, Saab CY.
Neutrophils invade lumbar dorsal root ganglia after chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve.
J Neuroimmunol. 2007 Mar;184(1-2):164-71

Tracy TF Jr, Muratore CS.
Management of common head and neck masses.
Semin Pediatr Surg. 2007 Feb;16(1):3-13

Chang J, Tracy TF Jr, Carr SR, Sorrells DL Jr, Luks FI.
Port insertion and removal techniques to minimize premature rupture of the membranes in endoscopic fetal surgery.
J Pediatr Surg. 2006 May;41(5):905-9 Abstract

Truitt AK, Carr SR, Cassese J, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Perinatal management of congenital cystic lung lesions in the age of minimally invasive surgery.
J Pediatr Surg. 2006 May;41(5):893-6

Gehring S, Dickson EM, San Martin ME, van Rooijen N, Papa EF, Harty MW, Tracy TF Jr, Gregory SH.
Kupffer cells abrogate cholestatic liver injury in mice.
Gastroenterology. 2006 Mar;130(3):810-22 Abstract

Kwon A, Sorrells DL Jr, Kurkchubasche AG, Cassese JA, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Isolated computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary contusion does not correlate with increased morbidity.
J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Jan;41(1):78-82

Harty MW, Huddleston HM, Papa EF, Puthawala T, Tracy AP, Ramm GA, Gehring S, Gregory SH, Tracy TF Jr.
Repair after cholestatic liver injury correlates with neutrophil infiltration and matrix metalloproteinase 8 activity.
Surgery. 2005 Aug;138(2):313-20 Abstract

Blakely ML, Lally KP, McDonald S, Brown RL, Barnhart DC, Ricketts RR, Thompson WR, Scherer LR, Klein MD, Letton RW, Chwals WJ, Touloukian RJ, Kurkchubasche AG, Skinner MA, Moss RL, Hilfiker ML; NEC Subcommittee of the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.
Postoperative outcomes of extremely low birth-weight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis or isolated intestinal perforation: a prospective cohort study by the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.
Ann Surg. 2005 Jun;241(6):984-9; discussion 989-94.

Spencer AU, Yu S, Tracy TF, Aouthmany MM, Llanos A, Brown MB, Brown M, Shulman RJ, Hirschl RB, Derusso PA, Cox J, Dahlgren J, Strouse PJ, Groner JI, Teitelbaum DH, Stechmiller JK.
Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in neonates: multivariate analysis of the potential protective effect of taurine.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2005 Sep-Oct;29(5):337-44. Abstract

Luks FI, Carr SR, De Paepe ME, Tracy TF Jr.
What--and why--the pediatric surgeon should know about twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jul;40(7):1063-9.

Truitt AK, Sorrells DL, Halvorson E, Starring J, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Pulmonary embolism: which pediatric trauma patients are at risk?
J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jan;40(1):124-7; discussion 127. Abstract

Lui F, Gormley P, Sorrells DL Jr, Biffl WL, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Pediatric trauma patients with isolated airway compromise or Glasgow Coma Scale less than 8: does immediate attending surgeon's presence upon arrival make a difference?
J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jan;40(1):103-6. Abstract

Lui F, Gormley P, Sorrells DL Jr, Biffl WL, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Pediatric trauma patients with isolated airway compromise or Glasgow Coma Scale less than 8: does immediate attending surgeon's presence upon arrival make a difference?
J Pediatr Surg. 2005 Jan;40(1):103-6. Abstract

Teitelbaum DH, Tracy TF Jr, Aouthmany MM, Llanos A, Brown MB, Yu S, Brown MR, Shulman RJ, Hirschl RB, Derusso PA, Cox J, Dahlgren J, Groner JI, Strouse PJ.
Use of cholecystokinin-octapeptide for the prevention of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis.
Pediatrics. 2005 May;115(5):1332-40.

Vrochides DV, Sorrells DL Jr, Kurkchubasche AG, Wesselhoeft CW Jr, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI.
Is there a role for routine preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for suspected choledocholithiasis in children?
Arch Surg. 2005 Apr;140(4):359-61. Abstract

Poch M, Luks FI, Carr SR, De Paepe ME.
Intratwin arteriovenous fistula of the placenta in a case of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Am J Perinatol. 2005 Jan;22(1):3-6.

De Paepe ME, Mao Q, Luks FI.
Expression of apoptosis-related genes after fetal tracheal occlusion in rabbits.
J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Nov;39(11):1616-25. Abstract

De Paepe ME, Mao Q, Embree-Ku M, Rubin LP, Luks FI.
Fas/FasL-mediated apoptosis in perinatal murine lungs.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2004 Oct;287(4):L730-42.

Carr SR, Luks F, Tracy T, Plevyak M. Antenatal necrotic injury in severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. A case and review. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2004 Jul-Aug;19(4):370-2.

Cloutier DR, Baird TB, Gormley P, McCarten KM, Bussey JG, Luks FI. Pediatric splenic injuries with a contrast blush: successful nonoperative management without angiography and embolization. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Jun;39(6):969-71. Abstract

Luks FI, Carr SR, Plevyak M, Craigo SD, Athanassiou A, Ralston SJ, Tracy TF Jr. Limited prognostic value of a staging system for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2004 May-Jun;19(3):301-4. Abstract

Sattar AK, McRae R, Mangray S, Hansen K, Luks FI. Core excision of the foramen cecum for recurrent thyroglossal duct cyst after Sistrunk operation. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Apr;39(4):e3-5.

De Paepe ME, Friedman RM, Poch M, Hansen K, Carr SR, Luks FI. Placental findings after laser ablation of communicating vessels in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004 Mar-Apr;7(2):159-65. Epub 2004 Mar 17. Abstract

Luks FI, Carr SR, Feit LR, Rubin LP. Experience with a multidisciplinary antenatal diagnosis and management model in fetal medicine. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Nov;14(5):333-7.

Oka T, Kurkchubasche AG, Bussey JG, Wesselhoeft CW Jr, Tracy TF Jr, Luks FI. Open and laparoscopic appendectomy are equally safe and acceptable in children. Surg Endosc. 2004 Feb;18(2):242-5. Epub 2003 Dec 29. Abstract

Bussey JG, Luks F, Carr SR, Plevyak M, Tracy TF Jr. Minimal-access fetal surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.Surg Endosc. 2004 Jan;18(1):83-86. Epub 2003 Nov 21. Abstract

Biffl WL, Schiffman JD, Harrington DT, Sullivan J, Tracy TF Jr, Cioffi WG. Legal prosecution of alcohol-impaired drivers admitted to a level I trauma center in Rhode Island. J Trauma. 2004 Jan;56(1):24-9. Abstract

Harel Z, Tracy TF Jr, Bussey JG 3rd. Small bowel obstruction in an adolescent with pelvic inflammatory disease due to Chlamydia trachomatis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Jun;16(3):125-8.

Tracy TF Jr, Crawford LS, Krizek TJ, Kern KA. When medical error becomes medical malpractice: the victims and the circumstances.
Arch Surg. 2003 Apr;138(4):447-54.

Erfanian K. Luks FI. Kurkchubasche AG. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Tracy TF Jr. In-line image projection accelerates task performance in laparoscopic appendectomy.Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 38(7):1059-62, 2003 Jul.

Tracy TF Jr.
Crawford LS. Krizek TJ. Kern KA. When medical error becomes medical malpractice: the victims and the circumstances. Archives of Surgery. 138(4):447-54, 2003 Apr.

Huang J. Kurkchubasche AG. Carr SR. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Tracy TF Jr. Luks FL. Benefits of term delivery in infants with antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis.Obstetrics & Gynecology. 100(4):695-9, 2002 Oct.

Luks FI.
Carr SR. Ponte B. Rogg JM. Tracy TF Jr. Preoperative planning with magnetic resonance imaging and computerized volume rendering in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 185(1):216-9, 2001 Jul.

Tracy TF Jr.
The next steps for pediatric tracheal reconstruction. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 74(2):306-7, 2002 Aug.

Tomicic JT. Luks FI. Shalon L. Tracy TF. Laparoscopic gastrostomy in infants and children. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 12(2):107-10, 2002 Apr.

De Paepe ME. Burke S. Luks FI. Pinar H. Singer DB. Demonstration of placental vascular anatomy in monochorionic twin gestations. Pediatric & Developmental Pathology. 5(1):37-44, 2002 Jan-Feb.

Kurkchubasche AG.
Panepinto JA. Tracy TF Jr. Thurman GW. Ambruso DR.
Clinical features of a human Rac2 mutation: a complex neutrophil dysfunction disease. Journal of Pediatrics. 139(1):141-7, 2001 Jul.

Luks FI. Carr SR. Tracy TF Jr. Intestinal atresia associated with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (letter). Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 36(7):1105-6, 2001 Jul.

Luks FI. Fetal surgery. Medicine & Health, Rhode Island. 84(5):169-70, 2001 May.

Kurkchubasche AG. The fetus with an abdominal wall defect. Medicine & Health, Rhode Island. 84(5):159-61, 2001 May.

Teitelbaum DH. Tracy T. Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 10(2):72-80, 2001 May.

Roggin KK. Kim JC. Kurkchubasche AG. Papa EF. Vezeridis AM. Tracy TF. Macrophage phenotype during cholestatic injury and repair: the persistent inflammatory response. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 36(1):220-8, 2001 Jan. Abstract

Roggin KK. Chwals WJ. Tracy TF. Institutional Review Board approval for prospective experimental studies on infants and children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 36(1):205-8, 2001 Jan. Abstract

Luks FI. Roggin KK. Wild YK. Piasecki GJ. Rubin LP. Lesieur-Brooks AM. De Paepe ME. Effect of lung fluid composition on type II cellular activity after tracheal occlusion in the fetal lamb. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 36(1):196-201, 2001 Jan. Abstract

Phornphutkul C. Okubo T. Wu K. Harel Z. Tracy TF Jr. Pinar H. Chen S. Gruppuso PA. Goodwin G. Aromatase p450 expression in a feminizing adrenal adenoma presenting as isosexual precocious puberty. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 86(2):649-52, 2001 Feb. Abstract

Ramm GA. Carr SC. Bridle KR. Li L. Britton RS. Crawford DH. Vogler CA. Bacon BR. Tracy TF.
Morphology of liver repair following cholestatic liver injury: resolution of ductal hyperplasia, matrix deposition and regression of myofibroblasts. Liver. 20(5):387-96, 2000 Oct. Abstract

Luks FI. Requirements for fetal surgery: the diaphragmatic hernia model. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology. 92(1):115-8, 2000 Sep.

De Paepe ME. Rubin LP. Jude C. Lesieur-Brooks AM. Mills DR. Luks FI. Fas ligand expression coincides with alveolar cell apoptosis in late-gestation fetal lung development. American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 279(5):L967-76, 2000 Nov.

Ambruso DR. Knall C. Abell AN. Panepinto J. Kurkchubasche A. Thurman G. Gonzalez-Aller C. Hiester A. deBoer M. Harbeck RJ. Oyer R. Johnson GL. Roos D. Human neutrophil immunodeficiency syndrome is associated with an inhibitory Rac2 mutation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 97(9):4654-9, 2000 Apr 25. Abstract

Liao SL, Luks FI, Piasecki GJ, Wild YK, Papadakis K, De Paepe ME. Late-gestation tracheal occlusion in the fetal lamb causes rapid lung growth with type II cell preservation. Journal of Surgical Research. 2000 Jul; 92(1):64-70. Abstract

Kurkchubasche AG, Halvorson EG, Forman EN, Terek RM, Ferguson WS. The role of preoperative chemotherapy in the treatment of infantile fibrosarcoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2000 Jun; 35(6):880-3.

Luks FI, Wild YK, Piasecki GJ, De Paepe ME. Short-term tracheal occlusion corrects pulmonary vascular anomalies in the fetal lamb with diaphragmatic hernia. Surgery. 2000 Aug; 128(2):266-72.

Wild YK, Piasecki GJ, De Paepe ME, Luks FI. Short-term tracheal occlusion in fetal lambs with diaphragmatic hernia improves lung function, even in the absence of lung growth. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 35(5):775-779, 2000 May. Abstract

Roggin K K, Breuer CK, Carr SR, Hansen K, Kurkchubasche AG, Wesselhoeft CW, Jr., Tracy TF, Jr., Luks FI. The unpredictable character of congenital cystic lung lesions. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 35(5):801-805, 2000 May. Abstract

Roggin K K, Papa EF, Kurkchubasche A G, Tracy TF,Jr. Kupffer cell inactivation delays repair in a rat model of reversible biliary obstruction. Journal of Surgical Research. 90(2):166-73, 2000 May. Abstract

Longobardi Y. Lessin MS. Kleinman M. Wesselhoeft CW. Berns SD. Unsuspected splenic rupture in a neonate. Pediatric Emergency Care. 16(1):28-30, 2000 Feb. 20161966

Lessin MS. Wesselhoeft CW. Luks FI. DeLuca FG. Primary repair of long-gap esophageal atresia by mobilization of the distal esophagus. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 9(6):369-72, 1999 Dec. 20125487 Abstract

Luks FI. Logan J. Breuer CK. Kurkchubasche AG. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Tracy TF Jr. Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopy in children. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 153(9):965-8, 1999 Sep. 99409940 Abstract

Lessin MS. Luks FI. Brem AS. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Primary laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters in children and young adults. Surgical Endoscopy. 13(11):1165-7, 1999 Nov. 20028428 Abstract

Lessin MS. Schwartz DL. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Multiple spontaneous small bowel anastomosis in premature infants with multisegmental necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 35(2):170-2, 2000 Feb. 20155327

De Paepe ME. Johnson BD. Papadakis K. Luks FI. Lung growth response after tracheal occlusion in fetal rabbits is gestational age-dependent. American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology. 21(1):65-76, 1999 Jul. 99315278   

Deprest JA. Luks FI. Peers KH. D'Olieslager J. Van Ginderdeuren R. Natural protective mechanisms against endoscopic white-light injury in the fetal lamb eye. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 94(1):124-7, 1999 Jul. 99316594    

De Paepe ME. Sardesai MP. Johnson BD. Lesieur-Brooks AM. Papadakis K. Luks FI. The role of apoptosis in normal and accelerated lung development in fetal rabbits. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 34(5):863-70; discussion 870-1, 1999 May. 99285692   Abstract

Kokoska ER. Silen ML. Tracy TF Jr. Dillon PA. Kennedy DJ. Cradock TV. Weber TR. The impact of intraoperative culture on treatment and outcome in children with perforated appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 34(5):749-53, 1999 May. 99285671   Abstract

Tackett LD. Breuer CK. Luks FI. Caldamone AA. Breuer JG. DeLuca FG. Caesar RE. Efthemiou E. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Incidence of contralateral inguinal hernia: a prospective analysis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 34(5):684-7; discussion 687-8, 1999 May. 99285659   Abstract

Silen ML. Kokoska ER. Fendya DG. Kurkchubasche AG. Weber TR. Tracy TF. Rollover injuries in residential driveways: age-related patterns of injury. Pediatrics. 104(1):e7, 1999 Jul. 99319077   Abstract

Lessin MS. Chan M. Catallozzi M. Gilchrist MF. Richards C. Manera L. Wallach MT. Luks FI. Selective use of ultrasonography for acute appendicitis in children. American Journal of Surgery. 177(3):193-6, 1999 Mar. 99235259    Abstract

Sadiq HF. Das UG. Tracy TF. Devaskar SU. Intra-uterine growth restriction differentially regulates perinatal brain and skeletal muscle glucose transporters. Brain Research. 823(1-2):96-103, 1999 Mar 27. 99196802    Abstract

Papadakis K. Chen EA. Luks FI. Lessin MS. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. DeLuca FG. The changing presentation of pyloric stenosis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 17(1):67-9, 1999 Jan. 99125784   Abstract 

Kokoska ER. Silen ML. Tracy TF Jr. Dillon PA. Cradock TV. Weber TR. Perforated appendicitis in children: risk factors for the development of complications. Surgery. 124(4):619-25; discussion 625-6, 1998 Oct. 98454265   Abstract 

Luks FI. Johnson BD. Papadakis K. Traore M. Piasecki GJ. Predictive value of monitoring parameters in fetal surgery. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 33(8):1297-301, 1998 Aug. 98387464   

Papadakis K. De Paepe ME. Tackett LD. Piasecki GJ. Luks FI. Temporary tracheal occlusion causes catch-up lung maturation in a fetal model of diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 33(7):1030-7, 1998 Jul. 98357462   Abstract 

Papadakis K. Luks FI. Deprest JA. Evrard VE. Flageole H. Miserez M. Lerut TE. Single-port tracheoscopic surgery in the fetal lamb. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 33(6):918-20, 1998 Jun. 98321666   Abstract  

Lessin MS. Luks FI. Laparoscopic appendectomy and duodenocolonic dissociation (LADD) procedure for malrotation. Pediatric Surgery International. 13(2-3):184-5, 1998 Mar. 98224141   Abstract  

Lechner AJ. Velasquez A. Knudsen KR. Johanns CA. Tracy TF Jr. Matuschak GM. Cholestatic liver injury increases circulating TNF-alpha and IL-6 and mortality after Escherichia coli endotoxemia. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine. 157(5 Pt 1):1550-8, 1998 May. 98264276   Abstract

Kurkchubasche AG. Cardona M. Watkins SC. Smith SD. Albanese CT. Simmons RL. Rowe MI. Ford HR. Transmucosal passage of bacteria across rat intestinal epithelium in the Ussing chamber: effect of nutritional factors and bacterial virulence. Shock. 9(2):121-7, 1998 Feb. 98147581   Abstract 

Lessin MS. Luks FI. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Gilchrist BF. Iannitti D. DeLuca FG. Peritoneal drainage as definitive treatment for intestinal perforation in infants with extremely low birth weight (<750 g). Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 33(2):370-2, 1998 Feb. 98158185    Abstract 

Weber TR. Kurkchubasche AG. Operative management of asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy after pectus repair. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 33(2):262-5, 1998 Feb. 98158163   Abstract  

19. Olynyk JK. Yeoh GC. Ramm GA. Clarke SL. Hall PM. Britton RS. Bacon BR. Tracy TF. Gadolinium chloride suppresses hepatic oval cell proliferation in rats with biliary obstruction. American Journal of Pathology. 152(2):347-52, 1998 Feb. 98126035   Abstract 

De Paepe ME. Papadakis K. Johnson BD. Luks FI. Fate of the type II pneumocyte following tracheal occlusion in utero: a time-course study in fetal sheep. Virchows Archiv. 432(1):7-16, 1998 Jan. 98124743    

De Paepe ME. Johnson BD. Papadakis K. Sueishi K. Luks FI. Temporal pattern of accelerated lung growth after tracheal occlusion in the fetal rabbit. American Journal of Pathology. 152(1):179-90, 1998 Jan. 98082998   Abstract 

Ng T. Lessin MS. Luks FI. Wallach MT. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Wandering spleen presenting as duodenal obstruction after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 32(12):1790-2, 1997 Dec. 98094119    

Fox ES. Kim JC. Tracy TF. NF-kappaB activation and modulation in hepatic macrophages during cholestatic injury. Journal of Surgical Research. 72(2):129-34, 1997 Oct. 98022923   Abstract  

Evrard VA. Verbeke K. Peers KH. Luks FI. Lerut AE. Vandenberghe K. Deprest JA. Amnioinfusion with Hartmann's solution: a safe distention medium for endoscopic fetal surgery in the ovine model. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy. 12(3):188-92, 1997 May-Jun. 97458260    

Luks FI. Deprest JA. Gilchrist BF. Peers KH. van der Wildt B. Steegers EA. Vandenberghe K. Access techniques in endoscopic fetal surgery. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 7(3):131-4, 1997 Jun. 97385481   Abstract 

Gilchrist BF. Luks FI. DeLuca FG. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. A modified feeding Roux-en-Y jejunostomy in the neurologically damaged child. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 32(4):588-9, 1997 Apr. 97271915     

Kurkchubasche AG. Fendya DG. Tracy TF Jr. Silen ML. Weber TR. Blunt intestinal injury in children. Diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. Archives of Surgery. 132(6):652-7; discussion 657-8, 1997 Jun. 97341532   Abstract 

Papadakis K. Luks FI. De Paepe ME. Piasecki GJ. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. Fetal lung growth after tracheal ligation is not solely a pressure phenomenon. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 32(2):347-51, 1997 Feb. 97197062   Abstract 

Guleserian KJ. Gilchrist BF. Luks FI. Wesselhoeft CW. DeLuca FG. Child abuse as a cause of traumatic chylothorax. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31(12):1696-7, 1996 Dec. 97140512    

Fox ES. Wang L. Tracy TF Jr. Lipopolysaccharide and tumor necrosis factor-alpha synergy potentiate serum-dependent responses of rat macrophages. Shock. 5(6):429-33, 1996 Jun. 96393167   Abstract

Gilchrist BF. Shroff V. DeLuca FG. Woodworth C. Wesselhoeft CW. Management of thoracolaryngopelvic dysplasia. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 6(4):231-2, 1996 Aug. 97031432    

Tracy TF Jr. Fox ES. Molecular and cellular control points in pediatric liver injury and repair. [Review] [24 refs] Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 5(3):175-81, 1996 Aug. 97011776   Abstract  

Luks FI. Peers KH. Deprest JA. Lerut TE. Vandenberghe K. The effect of open and endoscopic fetal surgery on uteroplacental oxygen delivery in the sheep. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31(2):310-4, 1996 Feb. 97092649   Abstract 

Neuschwander-Tetri BA. Nicholson C. Wells LD. Tracy TF Jr. Cholestatic liver injury down-regulates hepatic glutathione synthesis. Journal of Surgical Research. 63(2):447-51, 1996 Jul 1. 96295884   Abstract

Luks FI. Gilchrist BF. Jackson BT. Piasecki GJ. Endoscopic tracheal obstruction with an expanding device in a fetal lamb model: preliminary considerations. Fetal Diagnosis & Therapy. 11(1):67-71, 1996 Jan-Feb. 96360073   Abstract 

DeLuca FG. Gilchrist BF. Paquette E. Wesselhoeft CW. Luks FI. External compression as initial management of giant omphaloceles. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31(7):965-7, 1996 Jul. 96407516    Abstract 

Chen EA. Luks FI. Gilchrist BF. Wesselhoeft CW Jr. DeLuca FG. Pyloric stenosis in the age of ultrasonography: fading skills, better patients? [see comments]. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31(6):829-30, 1996 Jun. 96377268   Abstract 

Pricolo VE. Potenti FM. Luks FI. Selective preservation of the anal transition zone in ileoanal pouch procedures. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 39(8):871-7, 1996 Aug. 96328184   Abstract 

Fox ES. Tracy TF Jr. Alterations in tumor necrosis factor-alpha expression by hepatic macrophages following acute cholestatic liver injury. Shock. 5(2):112-5, 1996 Feb. 96234455   Abstract  

Tracy TF Jr. Dillon P. Fox ES. Minnick K. Vogler C. The inflammatory response in pediatric biliary disease: macrophage phenotype and distribution. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 31(1):121-5; discussion 125-6, 1996 Jan. 96203420   Abstract 

Fortuna RS. Weber TR. Tracy TF Jr. Silen ML. Cradock TV. Critical analysis of the operative treatment of Hirschsprung's disease. Archives of Surgery. 131(5):520-4; discussion 524-5, 1996 May. 96209002   Abstract

Tracy TF Jr. Silen ML. Graham MA. Delayed rupture of the abdominal aorta in a child after a suspected handlebar injury. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 40(1):119-20, 1996 Jan. 96165338    



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