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1: Shayani KE, Birnbaum B, Machnicki S, Hajiyeva S, Lazzaro R, Mina B. Cough and Progressive Pleuritic Chest Pain With an Enlarging Cavity on Imaging. Chest. 2022 Jun;161(6):e349-e354. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.01.030. PMID: 35680314.

2: Giammarino AT, Sarmiento IC, Scheinerman S, Winalski J, Lazzaro RS, Brinster DR, Hemli JM. Robotic-assisted closed-chest management of a fungal-infected prosthetic aortic graft: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2022 May 10;16(1):186. doi: 10.1186/s13256-022-03380-0. PMID: 35534872; PMCID: PMC9087969.

3: Zaraca F, Brunelli A, Pipitone MD, Abdellateef A, Abu Akar F, Augustin F, Batchelor T, Bertani A, Crisci R, D'Amico T, D'Journo XB, Droghetti A, Fang W, Gonfiotti A, Janík M, Jiménez M, Kirschbaum A, Kostic M, Lazzaro R, Lucchi M, Marra A, Murthy S, Ng CSH, Nachira D, Pardolesi A, Perkmann R, Petersen RH, Pischik V, Russo MD, Opitz I, Spaggiari L, Ugalde PA, Vannucci F, Veronesi G, Bertolaccini L. A Delphi Consensus report from the "Prolonged Air Leak: A Survey" study group on prevention and management of postoperative air leaks after minimally invasive anatomical resections. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 Apr 4:ezac211. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezac211. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35373816.

4: Inra ML, Lazzaro RS. Commentary: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Art imitates life-save the population. JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun;10:469-470. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2021.12.011. Epub 2022 Feb 15. PMID: 35187504; PMCID: PMC8843806.

5: Inra ML, Lazzaro RS. Commentary: Complicated complications-making lemonade from lemons.JTCVS Tech. 2021 Nov 17;11:92-93. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.11.012. PMID: 35169752; PMCID: PMC8828959.

6: Inra ML, Lazzaro RS. Commentary: Do. Share. Discuss. Improve. Repeat. JTCVS Tech. 2021 Sep 20;10:582-583. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.09.014. PMID: 34977815; PMCID: PMC8691790.

7: Lazzaro RS, Inra ML. Commentary: Robotic lobectomy: Changing times, unchanging principles. JTCVS Tech. 2021 Aug 6;10:481-482. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.07.032. PMID: 34977790; PMCID: PMC8691220.

8: Pupovac SS, Hemli JM, Sarmiento IC, Lazzaro RS, Scheinerman SJ, Brinster DR. The imitation game: Pulmonary artery sarcoma masquerading as an acute pulmonary embolism. JTCVS Tech. 2021 Sep 6;10:317-319. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.08.039. PMID: 34977746; PMCID: PMC8691795.

9: Lazzaro R, Inra M. Commentary: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Adaptive realignment makes me want to work eight days a week. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Aug;164(2):387-388. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.11.073. Epub 2021 Dec 3. PMID: 34922759; PMCID: PMC8639482.

10: Inra M, Lazzaro R. Commentary: Great Outcomes Associated With Robotic Thymectomy -Thank You Very Much Mr Robot. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 11:S1043 0679(21)00497-4. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.12.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34906700.

11: Lazzaro RS, Inra ML. Commentary: Nomogram to the rescue: Validate and show me the money. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jul;164(1):276-277. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.10.037. Epub 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 34815092.

12: Kent MS, Hartwig MG, Vallières E, Abbas AE, Cerfolio RJ, Dylewski MR, Fabian T, Herrera LJ, Jett KG, Lazzaro RS, Meyers B, Mitzman BA, Reddy RM, Reed MF, Rice DC, Ross P, Sarkaria IS, Schumacher LY, Tisol WB, Wigle DA, Zervos M. Pulmonary Open, Robotic and Thoracoscopic Lobectomy (PORTaL) Study: An Analysis of 5,721 Cases. Ann Surg. 2021 Sep 16. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005115. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34534988.

13: Lazzaro RS, Patton BD, Wasserman GA, Karp J, Cohen S, Inra ML, Scheinerman SJ. Robotic-assisted tracheobronchoplasty: Quality of life and pulmonary function assessment on intermediate follow-up. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jul;164(1):278-286. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.07.012. Epub 2021 Jul 17. PMID: 34340852.

14: Lazzaro RS, Inra ML. Commentary: Robotic-assisted subxiphoid thymectomy: The more things change, the more they stay the same. JTCVS Tech. 2020 Sep 28;4:371-372. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.09.032. PMID: 34318074; PMCID: PMC8307770.

15: Lazzaro R, Patton B. Commentary: The complete cardiothoracic surgeon: Give me a rib plate. JTCVS Tech. 2020 Jun 14;3:378-379. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.06.004. PMID: 34317937; PMCID: PMC8302940.

16: Kattih Z, Mahajan A, Birnbaum B, Aman A, Lazzaro RS, Mina B. A 54-Year-Old Man With Chronic Cough and Recurrent Upper Respiratory Infection. Chest. 2021 Apr;159(4):e221-e224. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.11.047. Epub 2021 Apr 6. PMID: 34022022.

17: Lazzaro RS, Patton BD, Inra ML. Commentary: Surgery during the Pandemic: Ooh Baby, I Love Your Way. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Summer;34(2):735-736. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.04.020. Epub 2021 May 15. PMID: 34004318; PMCID: PMC8123932.

18: Lazzaro R, Patton B, Inra ML. Commentary: More Than Rich or Famous, I Just Want to Be Great. Let's Go to The Videotape! Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Summer;34(2):790-791. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.04.016. Epub 2021 May 15. PMID: 34004315.

19: Lazzaro R, Patton B, Inra ML. Commentary: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the thoracic surgeon: Choose wisely and preserve good judgment. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec;162(6):1666-1667. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.01.109. Epub 2021 Feb 2. PMID: 33714573; PMCID: PMC8529577.

20: Lazzaro RS, Inra ML, Patton B. Commentary: Covid 19: Don't Throw Caution to the Wind Nor Air Leak. Use PPE! Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Summer;33(2):607. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.12.022. Epub 2021 Feb 15. PMID: 33600989; PMCID: PMC7883745.

21: Patton BD, Zarif D, Bahroloomi DM, Sarmiento IC, Lee PC, Lazzaro RS. Robotic Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer: Perioperative Outcomes and Factors Leading to Conversion to Thoracotomy. Innovations (Phila). 2021 Mar-Apr;16(2):136-141. doi: 10.1177/1556984520978227. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33448886.

22: Lazzaro RS, Patton B, Inra ML. Commentary: Size matters, at least when it pertains to the trachea and ventilation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jan;163(1):324-325. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.127. Epub 2020 Dec 3. PMID: 33422315.

23: McGinn J, Herbert B, Maloney A, Patton B, Lazzaro R. Quality of life outcomes in tracheobronchomalacia surgery. J Thorac Dis. 2020 Nov;12(11):6925-6930. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2020.03.08. PMID: 33282396; PMCID: PMC7711398.

24: Lazzaro R, Patton B. Commentary: Keepin' it real-the future is now. JTCVS Tech. 2020 May 4;3:404-405. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.04.017. PMID: 34317946; PMCID: PMC8302903.

25: Lee EC, Lazzaro RS, Glassman LR, Singh VA, Jurado JE, Hyman KM, Patton BD, Zeltsman D, Scheinerman JS, Hartman AR, Lee PC. Switching from Thoracoscopic to Robotic Platform for Lobectomy: Report of Learning Curve and Outcome. Innovations (Phila). 2020 May/Jun;15(3):235-242. doi: 10.1177/1556984520911670. Epub 2020 Mar 31. PMID: 32228219.

26: Shah V, Husta B, Mehta A, Ashok S, Ishikawa O, Stoffels G, Hartzband J, Lazzaro R, Patton B, Lakticova V, Raoof S. Association Between Inhaled Corticosteroids and Tracheobronchomalacia. Chest. 2020 Jun;157(6):1426-1434. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.12.023. Epub 2020 Jan 21. PMID: 31978429.

27: Lazzaro R, Patton B. Commentary: Maximum surgery through minimal incisions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep;160(3):849-850. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.11.055. Epub 2019 Nov 30. PMID: 31926698.

28: Lazzaro R, Patton B. Applying "Kennedyism" to lung cancer treatment: Let's take more nodes.JTCVS Tech. 2020 Jan 11;1:114-116. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2019.11.006. PMID: 34317730; PMCID: PMC8288815.

29: Lazzaro R, Patton B. Commentary: Robotic first rib resection-Building the next pillar. JTCVS Tech. 2020 Jan 10;1:110-111. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.01.006. PMID: 34317728; PMCID: PMC8288621.

30: Lazzaro RS, Patton B. Commentary: Robotic anatomic pulmonary resection: Cinderella has left the house. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb;159(2):687-688. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.046. Epub 2019 Sep 24. PMID: 31668531.

31: Lazzaro R, Patton B, Lee P, Karp J, Mihelis E, Vatsia S, Scheinerman SJ. First series of minimally invasive, robot-assisted tracheobronchoplasty with mesh for severe tracheobronchomalacia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):791-800. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.07.118. Epub 2018 Nov 14. PMID: 30669239.

32: Cohen SL, Ben-Levi E, Karp JB, Lazzaro RS, Shah A, Rahmani N, Shah RD. Ultralow Dose Dynamic Expiratory Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Tracheomalacia. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2019 Mar/Apr;43(2):307-311. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000806. PMID: 30531547.

33: Wasserman GA, Kent AJ, Lazzaro RS, Patton BD. Minimally invasive robotic- assisted excision of an aortopulmonary mediastinal paraganglioma. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 May 1;55(5):1012-1014. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezy334. PMID: 30339203.

34: Lazar JF, Spier LN, Hartman AR, Lazzaro RS. Standardizing Robotic Lobectomy: Feasibility and Safety in 128 Consecutive Lobectomies Within a Single Healthcare System. Innovations (Phila). 2017 Mar/Apr;12(2):77-81. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000352. PMID: 28338551.

35: Raoof S, Bondalapati P, Vydyula R, Ryu JH, Gupta N, Raoof S, Galvin J, Rosen MJ, Lynch D, Travis W, Mehta S, Lazzaro R, Naidich D. Cystic Lung Diseases: Algorithmic Approach. Chest. 2016 Oct;150(4):945-965. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.04.026. Epub 2016 May 13. PMID: 27180915; PMCID: PMC7534033.

36: Lazar JF, Posner DH, Palka W, Spier LN, Lazzaro RS. Robotically Assisted Bilateral Bronchoplasty for Tracheobronchomalacia. Innovations (Phila). 2015 Nov-Dec;10(6):428-30. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000215. PMID: 26655932.

37: Rafael OC, Lazzaro R, Hasanovic A. Molecular Testing in Multiple Synchronous Lung Adenocarcinomas: Case Report and Literature Review. Int J Surg Pathol. 2016 Feb;24(1):43-6. doi: 10.1177/1066896915604544. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26350052.

38: Dixon M, Shaw J, Rankin L, Lazzaro R. Non-necrotizing Granulomatous Pulmonary Vasculitis Mimicking Lung Cancer on PET/CT. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2013 Dec;2(1):23-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343735. Epub 2013 Apr 26. PMID: 25360406; PMCID: PMC4176064.

39: Lazzaro RS, Guerges M, Kadosh B, Gulkarov I. Robotic harvest of intercostal muscle flap. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug;146(2):486-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.03.037. PMID: 23870326.

40: Patel VK, Naik SK, Naidich DP, Travis WD, Weingarten JA, Lazzaro R, Gutterman DD, Wentowski C, Grosu HB, Raoof S. A practical algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management of solitary pulmonary nodules: part 2: pretest probability and algorithm. Chest. 2013 Mar;143(3):840-846. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1487. PMID: 23460161.

41: Patel VK, Naik SK, Naidich DP, Travis WD, Weingarten JA, Lazzaro R, Gutterman DD, Wentowski C, Grosu HB, Raoof S. A practical algorithmic approach to the diagnosis and management of solitary pulmonary nodules: part 1: radiologic characteristics and imaging modalities. Chest. 2013 Mar;143(3):825-839. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-0960. PMID: 23460160.

42: Dylewski MR, Lazzaro RS. Robotics - The answer to the Achilles' heel of VATS pulmonary resection.Chin J Cancer Res. 2012 Dec;24(4):259-60. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.1000-9604.2012.10.05. PMID: 23359547; PMCID: PMC3551333.

43: Gulkarov I, Ciaburri D, Tortolani A, Lazzaro R. Robotic thoracoscopic resection of intralobar sequestration. J Robot Surg. 2012 Dec;6(4):355-7. doi: 10.1007/s11701-012-0338-3. Epub 2012 Feb 8. PMID: 27628478.

44: Kwak T, Lazzaro R, Pournik H, Ciaburri D, Tortolani A, Gulkarov I. Robotic thoracoscopic plication for symptomatic diaphragm paralysis. J Robot Surg. 2012 Dec;6(4):345-8. doi: 10.1007/s11701-011-0328-x. Epub 2011 Nov 18. PMID: 27628476.

45: LoCicero J 3rd, Shaw JP, Lazzaro RS. Surgery for other pulmonary fungal infections, Actinomyces, and Nocardia. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Aug;22(3):363-74. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.04.002. PMID: 22789599.

46: Chen O, Dontineni N, Nahlawi G, Bhumireddy GP, Han SY, Katri Y, Gulkarov IM, Ciaburri DG, Tortolani AJ, Lazzaro RS, Sacchi TJ, Socolow JA, Heitner JF. Serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of a rapidly progressing liquefaction necrosis of mitral annulus calcification associated with embolic stroke.Circulation. 2012 Jun 5;125(22):2792-5. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.043182. PMID: 22665887.

47: Gerard PS, Finestone H, Lazzaro R, Geller MD. Intermittent FDG uptake in lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum on serial PET/CT scans. Clin Nucl Med. 2008 Sep;33(9):602-5. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e318181312a. PMID: 18716507.

48: Yopp AC, Vaynblat M, Cunningham JN Jr, Lazzaro RS. Cardiac valve papillary fibroelastoma: surgical excision for revealed or potential embolization. J Card Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb;22(1):72-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00348.x. PMID: 17239221.

49: Yopp AC, Abrol S, Cunningham JN Jr, Lazzaro RS. Dysphagia lusoria and aberrant right subclavian artery. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Jan;202(1):198. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2005.06.275. Epub 2005 Sep 23. PMID: 16377515.

50: Fazylov RM, Savel RH, Horovitz JH, Pagala MK, Coppa GF, Nicastro J, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM. Association of super-super-obesity and male gender with elevated mortality in patients undergoing the duodenal switch procedure. Obes Surg. 2005 May;15(5):618-23. doi: 10.1381/0960892053923699. PMID: 15946450.

51: Savel RH, Balasubramanya S, Lasheen S, Gaprindashvili T, Arabov E, Fazylov RM, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM. Beneficial effects of humidified, warmed carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Obes Surg. 2005 Jan;15(1):64-9. doi: 10.1381/0960892052993530. PMID: 15760500.

52: Savel RH, Pulipati RC, Mangone-Cholewczynski C, Lazzaro RS, Macura JM, Lehman HE. Use of drotrecogin alfa (activated) in bariatric surgery patients with severe sepsis syndrome: experience in an urban community teaching hospital. Obes Surg. 2004 Jan;14(1):107-15. doi: 10.1381/096089204772787392. PMID: 14980044; PMCID: PMC7102287.

53: Pulipati RC, Lazzaro RS, Macura J, Savel RH. Successful thrombolysis of submassive pulmonary embolism after bariatric surgery: expanding the indications and addressing the controversies. Obes Surg. 2003 Oct;13(5):792-6. doi: 10.1381/096089203322509426. PMID: 14627480.

54: Friedman SG, Lazzaro RS, Spier LN, Moccio C, Tortolani AJ. A prospective randomized comparison of Dacron and polytetrafluoroethylene aortic bifurcation grafts. Surgery. 1995 Jan;117(1):7-10. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6060(05)80223-5. PMID: 7809840.

55: Spier LN, Lazzaro RS, Procaccino A, Geiss A. Entrapment of small bowel after laparoscopic herniorrhaphy. Surg Endosc. 1993 Nov-Dec;7(6):535-6. doi: 10.1007/BF00316698. PMID: 8273003.

56: Ko W, Gold JP, Lazzaro R, Zelano JA, Lang S, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Survival analysis of octogenarian patients with coronary artery disease managed by elective coronary artery bypass surgery versus conventional medical treatment. Circulation. 1992 Nov;86(5 Suppl):II191-7. PMID: 1423999.

57: Ko W, Zelano JA, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Hamilton T, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Superiority of the University of Wisconsin solution over simple crystalloid for extended heart preservation. A study of left ventricular pressure-volume relationship. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 May;103(5):980-92. PMID: 1569779.

58: Ko W, Zelano JA, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Hamilton T, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Optimal storage period for extended heart preservation with the University of Wisconsin Solution. A study of the left ventricular pressure-volume relationship. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 1992 Mar-Apr;33(2):204-10. PMID: 1572880.

59: Zelano JA, Ko W, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Topaz S, Kolff WJ, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Evaluation of an extraaortic counterpulsation device in severe cardiac failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Jan;53(1):30-6; discussion 36-7. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(92)90754-r. PMID: 1728239.

60: Ko W, Krieger KH, Lazenby WD, Shin YT, Goldstein M, Lazzaro R, Isom OW. Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in one hundred consecutive octogenarian patients. A multivariate analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Oct;102(4):532-8. PMID: 1681137.

61: Zelano JA, Ko W, Lazzaro R, Lazenby WD, Topaz S, Kolff WJ, Isom OW, Krieger KH. Comparison of an extraaortic counterpulsation device versus intraaortic balloon pumping in severe cardiac failure.ASAIO Trans. 1991 Jul- Sep;37(3):M342-4. PMID: 1751178.

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