Publications by Dr. Mehall - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Associates


1. Horwitz JR, Custer MD, May BH, Mehall JR, Lally KP. “Should Laparoscopic

Appendectomy be Avoided in Complicated Appendicitis in Children?” J Ped Surg, Vol.

32(11):1601-1603, 1997.

2. Allen GS, Moore FA, Cox CS, Mehall JR, Duke JH. “Delayed Diagnosis of Blunt

Duodenal Injury: An Avoidable Complication.” JACS, Vol. 197(4):393-399, 1998.

3. Lally KP, Mehall JR, Xue H. “Mecominum Stimulates a Pro-Inflammatory Response in

Peritoneal Macrophages: Implications for Meconium Peritonitis.” J Ped Surg, Vol.

32(1):214-217, 1999.

4. Mehall JR, Northrop R, Saltzman DA, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “Acidification of Formula

Decreases Bacterial Translocation and Gut Colonization in Neonatal Rabbits.” J Ped Surg,

Vol. 36(1):56-62, 2001.

5. Mehall JR, Saltzman DA, Chandler JC, Kidd JN, Wells T, Smith SD. “Congenital

Abdominal Aneurysm in a Newborn: Case Report and Review of the Literature.” J Ped

Surg, Vol. 36(4):657-658, 2001.

6. Mehall JR, Jackson RJ, Ennis JS, Wagner CW, Smith SD. “Prospective Results of a

Standardized Algorithm Based on Hemodynamic Status for Managing Pediatric Solid

Organ Injury.” JACS, Vol 193(4):347-353, 2001.

7. Saltzman DA, Mehall JR, Ennis JS, Jackson RJ, Smith SD, Wagner CW. “Recurrent

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Novel Repair.” J. Ped Surg 36(12:1768-1769, 2001.

8. Liu TH, Mehall JR, Mercer DW. “Acute Gastric Distention and Near-Total Gastric

Necrosis.” Arch Surg 136(12:1437-1438, 2001.

9. Mehall JR, Saltzman DA, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “Catheter Materials Affect the Incidence of Late

Blood Borne Catheter Infections.” Surg Inf 2(3):225-230, 2001.

10. Mehall JR, Saltzman DA, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “The Fibrin Sheath Enhances Central

Venous Catheter Infection.” Crit Care Med, 30(4)908-12, 2002.

11. Mehall JR, Saltzman DA, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “Acidification of Formula with with Citric Acid is equally Efficacious and Better Tolerated than Acidification with

Hydrochloric Acid.” Crit Care Med 30(8):170-4, 2002.

12. Mehall JR, Kite CA, Beavers-May T, Saltzman DA, Jackson RJ, Smith SD.

“Prospective Study of the Incidence and Complications of Bacterial Contamination of

Enteral Feeding in Neonates.” J Ped Surg 37(8):1177-82, 2002.

13. Mehall JR, Chandler JC, Mehall RL, Wagner CW, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “Atypical

Malrotation”. J Ped Surg 37(8):1169-72, 2002.

14. Mehall JR, Kite CA, Gilliam CH, Jackson RJ, Smith SD. “Enteral Feeding Tubes are a Reservoir for Nosocomial Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens.” J Ped Surg 2002 37(7):1011-1012.

15. Liebrandt TJ, Mehall JR, Rhodes DS, Morris JB, NRMP. “How do general surgery replacement residents match up with those recruited through the National Resident Matching Program?” Am J

Surg. 2004 Jun;187(6):702-4.

16. Mehall JR, Shroff S, Nejman JA, Harper SG, Fassler SA, Zebley DM. “Comparing results of residents and attending surgeons to determine whether laparoscopic colectomy is safe”

Am J Surg. 2005 Jun;189(6):738-41.

17. Keller JE, Hindman JW, Mehall JR, Smith SD. “Enoxaparin Inhibits Fibrin Sheath

Formation and Decreases Central Venous Catheter Infection Rates Following

Bacteremic Challenge.” Crit Care Med 2006 34(5):1450-1455.

18. Franko JL, Mehall JR, Oconnell BA, Zebley MD, Fassler SA. “Influence of Prior Abdominal

Operation on Conversion Rate in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery” JSLS 2006 10(2):169-175.

20. Mehall JR, J Leach, Merrill WH. “Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Following Non-

Transplant Cardiac Surgery” JTCVS 2005 130(5):1473-4.

21. Higgins RSD, Wheatley GH, Mehall JR, Merrill WH. “Interim Report of the Task Force on

Employment Opportunities for Graduating Residents in Cardiothoracic Surgery” JACS, Submitted.

22. Mehall JR, Schneberger EW, Wolf RK. “Expanding the Use of Closed Chest Pulmonary Vein

Isolation and Left Atrial Appendage Excision” Innovations, accepted for publication.

23. Mehall JR. “A Cardiothoracic Resident’s Perspective on the Future” Innovations 2006


24. Meyer CA, Hall JE, Mehall JR, Wolf RK, Schneeberger EW, Vagal AS, Strunk RS, Hahn HS. “Impact of

Preoperative 64-Slice CT Scanning on Mini-Maze Atrial Fibrillation Surgery” Innovations 2007


25. Mehall JR, Schneeberger EW, Schmerler DW, Kohut R, Wolf RK. “Intraoperative Epicardial

Electrophysiologic Mapping and Isolation of Ganglionic Plexi” Ann Thor Surg, 2007, Vol.83:538-


26. Mehall JR, Wolf RK. “Anastomotic Devices for Coronary Surgery” Cardiac Surgery Today, in press.

27. Mehall JR, Kohut R, Schneeberger EW, Wolf RK. “Absence of Correlation between Symptoms and

Rhythm in “Symptomatic” Atrial Fibrillation” Ann Thor Surg, 2007 Vol. 83:2118-21.

28. Mehall JR. “An Exciting Time in CT Surgery?” Online Publication, January 2007.

29. Cooke DT, Kerendi F, Mettler BA, Boffa DJ, Mehall JR, Merrill WH, Higgins RS. “Update on

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Job Opportunities” Ann Thor Surg, 2010 89:1853-8.

30. Malaisrie SC, Barnhart GR, Farivar RS, Mehall JR, Hummel B, Rodriguez E, Anderson M, Lewis C,

Hargrove C, Ailawadi G, Goldman S, Khan J, Moront M, Grossi E, Roselli EE, Agnhotri A, Mack MJ,

Smith JM, Thourani VH, Duhay FG, Kocis MT, Ryan WH. “Current Era Minimally Invasive Aortic

Valve Replacement: Techniques and Practice” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Vol.147(1):6-14, January 2014.