Relevant Publications

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Egan TM, Lambert CJ Jr, Reddick R, Ulicny KS Jr, Keagy BA, Wilcox BR.  A strategy to increase the donor pool: the use of cadaver lungs for transplantation.  Ann Thorac Surg 52:1113-1121, 1991.

Ulicny KS Jr, Egan TM, Lambert CJ Jr, Reddick RL, Wilcox BR.  Cadaver lung donors:  effect of preharvest ventilation on graft function.  Ann Thorac Surg 55:1185-1191, 1993.

D’Armini AM, Roberts CS, Griffith PK, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM.  When does the lung die? 
I. Histochemical evidence of pulmonary viability after “death.”  J Heart Lung Transplant 13:741-747, 1994.

Alessandrini F, D’Armini AM, Roberts CS, Reddick RL, Egan TM.  When does the lung die? 
II.  Ultrastructural evidence of pulmonary viability after “death.”  J Heart Lung Transplant 13:748-757, 1994.

D’Armini AM, Tom EJ, Roberts CS, Henke DC, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM.  When does the lung die?  Time course of high energy phosphate depletion and relationship to lung viability after “death.”  J Surg Res 59:468-474, 1995.

Roberts CS, Hennington MH, D’Armini AM, Griffith PK, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM.  Donor lungs from ventilated cadavers:  impact of a free radical scavenger.  J Heart Lung Transplant 15:275-282, 1996.

Hennington MH, D’Armini AM, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM.  Cadaver lungs for transplantation:  effect of ventilation with alveolar gas.  Transplantation 61:1009-1014, 1996.

D’Armini AM, Egan TM, Roberts CS, Lemasters JJ.  Lung retrieval from cadaver donors with nonbeating hearts:  optimal preservation solution.  J Heart Lung Transplant 15:496-505, 1996.

Roberts CS, D’Armini AM, Egan, TM.  Canine double lung transplantation using cadaver donors.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 112:577-583, 1996.

D’Armini AM, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM.  Studies of rat lung viability and adenine nucleotide metabolism after death.  Ann Thorac Surg 62:1448-1453, 1996.

Jones DR, Hoffmann SC, Sellars M, Egan TM:  Reduced ischemia-reperfusion injury with isoproterenol in non-heart beating donor lungs.  J Surg Res 69:385-392, 1997.


Jones DR, Becker RM, Hoffmann SC, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM:  When does the lung die?—Kfc, cell viability, and adenine nucleotide changes in the circulation-arrested rat lung.  J Appl Physiol 83:247-252, 1997.

D’Armini AM, Lemasters JJ, Egan TM, Viganó M:  Effect of perfusion pH on rat lung viability of non-heart beating donors.  Eur J Cardio-thorac Surg 12:787-791, 1997.

Bleiweis MS, Jones DR, Hoffmann SC, Becker RM, Egan TM.  Reduced ischemia-reperfusion injury with rolipram in rat cadaver lung donors:  effect of cyclic adenosine monophos-phate?  Ann Thorac Surg 67:194-200, 1999.


Hoffmann SC, Bleiweis MS, Jones DR, Paik HC, Ciriaco P, Egan TM.  Maintenance of cAMP in non-heart beating donor lungs reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med 163:1642-1647, 2001.


Kiser AC, Ciriaco P, Hoffmann SC, Egan TM.  Lung retrieval from non-heart beating cadavers with the use of a rat lung transplant model.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:18-23, 2001.


Egan TM. Non-heart beating donors in thoracic transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 23:3-10, 2004.


Egan TM, Thomas Y, Gibson D, Funkhouser W, Ciriaco P, Kiser A, Sadoff J, Bleiweis M, Davis CE.  Trigger for intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression in rat lungs transplanted from non-heart-beating donors.  Ann Thorac Surg. 77(3):1048-55, 2004.


Takashima S, Schlidt SA, Koukoulis G, Egan TM.  Isoproterenol reduces ischemia-reperfusion lung injury despite β-blockade.  Journal of Surgical Research 126(1):114-20, 2005.


Koukoulis G,  Caldwell R, Inokawa H, Button B, Sevala M, Lyles JD, Takashima S, Blackwell JW, Egan TM.  Trends in pH and pO2 after circulatory arrest: Implications for non-heart-beating donors and cell culture models of  lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 24(12):2218-25, 2005.


Egan TM, Hoffmann SC, Sevala M, Sadoff JD, Schlidt SA.  Nitroglycerin reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury in non-heart beating donor lungs. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 25:110-119, 2006.


Egan TM, Haithcock JA, Nicotra WA, Koukoulis G, Inokawa H, Sevala M, Molina PL, Funkhouser WK, Mattice BJ. Ex-vivo evaluation of human lungs for transplant suitability. Ann Thorac Surg, 2006.