January 6, 2009
James St. Louis, M.D., was featured in a story about a two-year old St. Paul boy, a patient of Dr. St.
Louis’s at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, whose heart healed with the use of a new assist
device called the Berlin Heart. See story below.
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Marcu L, Jo JA, Fang Q, Papaioannou T, Reil T, Qiao JH, Baker JD, Freischlag JA, Fishbein MC. Detection
of rupture-prone atherosclerotic plaques by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy.
Atherosclerosis. 2008 Sept 6; [Epub ahead of print]
Groth SS, Whitson BA, Maddaus MA. Radiographic staging of mediastinal lymph nodes in non-small cell
lung cancer patients. Thorac Surg Clin. 2008 Nov;18(4):349-61.
Schmitz CC, Chipman JG, Luxenberg MG, Beilman GJ. Professionalism and communication in the
intensive care unit: reliability and validity of a simulated family conference. Simul Healthc. 2008
Moore FA, Nelson T, McKinley BA, Moore EE, Nathens AB, Rhee P, Puyana JC, Beilman GJ, Cohn SM;
StO2 Study Group. Is there a role for aggressive use of fresh frozen plasma in massive transfusion of
civilian trauma patients? Am J Surg. 2008 Dec;196(6):948-58; discussion 958-60.
McCue JD, Cunningham BL. Asian rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Dec;122(6):1972-3.
Ferrer J, Scott WE 3rd, Weegman BP, Suszynski TM, Sutherland DE, Hering BJ, Papas KK. Pig
pancreas anatomy: implications for pancreas procurement, preservation, and islet isolation.
Transplantation. 2008 Dec 15;86(11):1503-10.
Sutherland DE, Gruessner AC, Carlson AM, Blondet JJ, Balamurugan AN, Reigstad KF, Beilman GJ,
Bellin MD, Hering BJ. Islet autotransplant outcomes after total pancreatectomy: a contrast to islet allograft
outcomes. Transplantation. 2008 Dec 27;86(12):1799-802.
Dries DJ, Perry JF Jr. Key Questions in Ventilator Management of the Burn-Injured Patient (First of Two
Parts). J Burn Care Res. 2008 Dec 3; [Epub ahead of print]
Harvey SB, Zhang Y, Wilson-Grady J, Monkkonen T, Nelsestuen GL, Kasthuri RS, Verneris MR, Lund TC,
Ely EW, Bernard GR, Zeisler H, Homoncik M, Jilma B, Swan T, Kellogg TA. O-Glycoside Biomarker of
Apolipoprotein C3: Responsiveness to Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Therapy with Metformin, to Chronic
or Severe Liver Disease and to Mortality in Severe Sepsis and Graft vs Host Disease. J Proteome Res.
2008 Dec 5; [Epub ahead of print]
Jensen EH, Abraham A, Habermann EB, Al-Refaie WB, Vickers SM, Virnig BA, Tuttle TM. A Critical
Analysis of the Surgical Management of Early-Stage Gallbladder Cancer in the United States. J
Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Dec 13; [Epub ahead of print]
Tetteh HA, Groth SS, Kast T, Whitson BA, Radosevich DM, Klopp AC, D'Cunha J, Maddaus MA,
Andrade RS. Primary palmoplantar hyperhidrosis and thoracoscopic sympathectomy: a new objective
assessment method. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan;87(1):267-74; discussion 274-5.
Foker JE, Kendall Krosch TC, Catton K, Munro F, Khan KM. Long-gap esophageal atresia treated by
growth induction: the biological potential and early follow-up results. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2009
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