Thomas Birdas

  • 701 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
20022020

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Publications

  • 701 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 35 Article
  • 5 Letter
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Review article
2020
Open Access
1 Scopus citations
2019

Case Volume-to-Outcome Relationship in Minimally Invasive Esophagogastrectomy

Salfity, H., Timsina, L., Su, K., Ceppa, D. K. & Birdas, T., Nov 2019, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 108, 5, p. 1491-1497 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

First report of pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy

McClelland, S., Durm, G. A., Birdas, T., Musto, P. M. & Lautenschlaeger, T., Nov 1 2019, In : Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy. 24, 6, p. 507-510 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Management of anastomotic leaks following esophagectomy: When to intervene?

Manghelli, J. L., Ceppa, D. K. P., Greenberg, J. W., Blitzer, D., Hicks, A., Rieger, K. M. & Birdas, T. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, 1, p. 131-137 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Management of clinical T2N0 esophageal cancer: A review

Vining, P. & Birdas, T. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, p. S1629-S1632

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

“Show Me the Data”: A Recipe for Quality Improvement Success in an Academic Surgical Department

Birdas, T. J., Rozycki, G. F., Dunnington, G. L., Stevens, L., Liali, V. & Schmidt, C. M., Apr 2019, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 228, 4, p. 368-373 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2018
2 Scopus citations

Impact of a Novel Preoperative Patient-centered Surgical Wellness Program

Kelley, K. E., Fajardo, A. D., Strange, N. M., Harmon, C. A., Pawlecki, K., Sieber, M., Walke, N., Fadel, W. F., Wooden, W. A., Sadowski, J., Birdas, T. J., Stevens, L. H., Rozycki, G. S. & Schmidt, C. M., Oct 1 2018, In : Annals of surgery. 268, 4, p. 650-656 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Operative time in esophagectomy: Does it affect outcomes?

Valsangkar, N., Salfity, H. V. N., Timsina, L., Ceppa, M., Ceppa, E. P. & Birdas, T., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Surgery (United States).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Outcomes of a novel intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomotic technique

Kesler, K. A., Ramchandani, N. K., Jalal, S. I., Stokes, S. M., Mankins, M. R., Ceppa, D. K., Birdas, T. J., Vardas, P. N. & Rieger, K. M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2017

Development of a Multidisciplinary Program to Expedite Care of Esophageal Emergencies

Ceppa, M., Rosati, C. M., Chabtini, L., Stokes, S. M., Cook, H. C., Rieger, K., Birdas, T., Lappas, J. C., Kessler, W., DeWitt, J., Maglinte, D. D. & Kesler, K., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Substernal reconstruction following esophagectomy: Operation of last resort?

Moremen, J. R., Ceppa, D. K. P., Rieger, K. M. & Birdas, T. J., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 9, 12, p. 5040-5045 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2016
24 Scopus citations
2015

Invited commentary

Birdas, T. J., Apr 1 2015, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 99, 4, p. 1175-1176 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2014

Barriers to mental health service use and preferences for addressing emotional concerns among lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Winger, J. G., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Einhorn, L. H., Birdas, T. J., Kesler, K. A. & Champion, V. L., Jul 2014, In : Psycho-Oncology. 23, 7, p. 812-819 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations

Treatment of Clinical T2N0M0 Esophageal Cancer

Hardacker, T. J., Ceppa, D. K., Okereke, I., Rieger, K. M., Jalal, S. I., LeBlanc, J. K., DeWitt, J. M., Kesler, K. A. & Birdas, T. J., Oct 8 2014, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 21, 12, p. 3739-3743 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations
43 Scopus citations
2013

Economic and social changes among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Champion, V. L., Azzoli, C. G., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Birdas, T. J., Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Einhorn, L. H., Monahan, P. O. & Ostroff, J. S., Mar 1 2013, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 21, 3, p. 819-826 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

"Supercharged" isoperistaltic colon interposition for long-segment esophageal reconstruction

Kesler, K. A., Pillai, S. T., Birdas, T. J., Rieger, K. M., Okereke, I. C., Ceppa, D., Socas, J. & Starnes, S. L., Apr 1 2013, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 95, 4, p. 1162-1169 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Support service use and interest in support services among distressed family caregivers of lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Champion, V. L., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Birdas, T. J., Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Einhorn, L. H., Given, B. A., Monahan, P. O. & Ostroff, J. S., Jul 1 2013, In : Psycho-Oncology. 22, 7, p. 1549-1556 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations

Support service use and interest in support services among lung cancer patients

Mosher, C. E., Hanna, N., Jalal, S. I., Fakiris, A. J., Einhorn, L. H., Birdas, T. J., Kesler, K. A. & Champion, V. L., Oct 1 2013, In : Lung Cancer. 82, 1, p. 162-167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2012

Risk factors for bronchopleural fistula after right pneumonectomy: Does eliminating the stump diverticulum provide protection?

Birdas, T. J., Morad, M. H., Okereke, I. C., Rieger, K. M., Kruter, L. E., Mathur, P. N. & Kesler, K. A., Apr 1 2012, In : Annals of Surgical Oncology. 19, 4, p. 1336-1342 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
14 Scopus citations

Thymic carcinoma: Outcomes after surgical resection

Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Freeman, R. K., Rieger, K. M., Birdas, T. J., Ascioti, A. J., Badve, S., Nelson, R. P. & Loehrer, P. J., May 1 2012, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 93, 5, p. 1668-1673 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2010

Prognostic Indicators After Surgery for Thymoma

Okereke, I. C., Kesler, K. A., Morad, M. H., Mi, D., Rieger, K. M., Birdas, T. J., Badve, S., Henley, J. D., Turrentine, M. W., Nelson, R. P. & Loehrer, P. J., Apr 1 2010, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 89, 4, p. 1071-1079 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations
20 Scopus citations
2007

Mycotic aneurysm of the infrarenal aorta after drainage of an infected chronic pancreatic pseudocyst: Case report and review of the literature

Maalouf, M., Moon, W., Leers, S., Papasavas, P. K., Birdas, T. & Caushaj, P. F., Dec 1 2007, In : American Surgeon. 73, 12, p. 1266-1268 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2006

Gastropericardial fistula after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a case report

Gagné, D. J., Papasavas, P. K., Birdas, T., Lamb, J. & Caushaj, P. F., Sep 1 2006, In : Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2, 5, p. 533-535 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Oxidative stress and one-lung ventilation

Birdas, T. J., Aug 1 2006, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 30, 2, p. 412-413 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Scopus citations

Sublobar resection with brachytherapy versus lobectomy for stage Ib nonsmall cell lung cancer

Birdas, T. J., Koehler, R. P. M., Colonias, A., Trombetta, M., Maley, R. H., Landreneau, R. J. & Keenan, R. J., Feb 2006, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 81, 2, p. 434-439 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Upper extremity arteriovenous fistulas induce modest hemodynamic effect on the in situ internal thoracic artery

Rahbar, R., McGee, W. R., Birdas, T. J., Muluk, S., Magovern, J. & Maher, T., Jan 1 2006, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 81, 1, p. 145-147 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
2005

Contralateral spontaneous pneumothorax after pneumonectomy: Thoracoscopic management with cardiopulmonary bypass

Birdas, T. J., Beckart, D. H., Keenan, R. J., Ismail, M. F., Sersar, S. & Witte, B., Feb 1 2005, In : Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 4, 1, p. 27-29 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Effects of pneumonectomy on survival of patients with stage I lung cancer [3] (multiple letters)

Birdas, T. J., Alexiou, C., Beggs, D., Doukas, G., Kotidis, K., Morgan, E. & Rocco, G., Jan 1 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79, 1, p. 384-385 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Mediastinal parathyroid adenoma [8]

Birdas, T. J. & Keenan, R. J., Mar 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79, 3, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Scopus citations

Menopausal status and non-small cell lung cancer [4] (multiple letters)

Birdas, T. J., Moore, K. A., Jaklitsch, M. T. & Lukanich, J. M., Aug 1 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 80, 2, p. 789-790 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with connective tissue diseases

Birdas, T. J., Landis, J. T., Haybron, D., Evers, D., Papasavas, P. K. & Caushaj, P. F., May 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79, 5, p. 1610-1614 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Pneumonectomy versus sleeve lobectomy for lung cancer [7]

Birdas, T. J., Apr 2005, In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 79, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2004

Analysis of deep vein thrombosis in burn patients

Fecher, A. M., O'Mara, M. S., Goldfarb, I. W., Slater, H., Garvin, R., Birdas, T. J. & Caushaj, P. F., Sep 2004, In : Burns. 30, 6, p. 591-593 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

Cardiac operations in patients with hematologic malignancies

Fecher, A. M., Birdas, T. J., Haybron, D., Papasavas, P. K., Evers, D. & Caushaj, P. F., Apr 1 2004, In : European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 25, 4, p. 537-540 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Laparoscopic repair of large paraesophageal hernia is associated with a low incidence of recurrence and reoperation

Andujar, J. J., Papasavas, P. K., Birdas, T., Robke, J., Raftopoulos, Y., Gagné, D. J., Caushaj, P. F., Landreneau, R. J. & Keenan, R. J., Mar 1 2004, In : Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. 18, 3, p. 444-447 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

125 Scopus citations

Mediastinal bronchogenic cyst.

Elahi, S., Fecher, A. & Birdas, T., Jan 1 2004, In : Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC. 16, 1, p. 64-65 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003

Prediction of arteriovenous access steal syndrome utilizing digital pressure measurements

Papasavas, P. K., Reifsnyder, T., Birdas, T. J., Caushaj, P. F. & Leers, S., Jan 1 2003, In : Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 37, 3, p. 179-184 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations
2002

Invited commentary

Birdas, T. J., Jan 1 2002, In : Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie. 127, 4, p. 288-289 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate