Five abstracts from division are presented at ISHLT

Faculty, resident physicians and staff of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery are authors on five abstracts that were presented in poster sessions at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting, April 24-26, 2013, in Montréal.

Four faculty members, Thomas Egan, Andy Kiser, Brett Sheridan and William Stansfield, two residents, Staci Beamer and Kristen Sell, and Egan lab members John Blackwell and Lolita Forrest are among the authors. Boming Dong, former research associate in the Egan lab, and William Simmons, former research coordinator for the Egan lab, are also authors.

Four of the posters are on display in the lobby on the third floor of Burnett-Womack Building.

The abstracts:

Egan TM, Dong B, Tikunov A, Semelka C, Kuan P-F, Macdonald J. Metabolomic profile of rat lung tissue after death: Effect of delayed post-mortem O2-ventilation.

Egan TM, Dong B, Tikunov A, Semelka C, Blackwell J, Simmons W, Kuan P-F, Macdonald J. Effect of ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) on metabolomics profile of human lungs.

Venkataraman A, Blackwell J, Simmons W, Beamer S, Forrest L, Randell S, Egan T. Beware cold agglutinins in organ donors: Ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) of lungs from a Category 1 non-heart-beating donor (NHBD) with a cold agglutinin.

Sell KA, Sheridan BC, Kiser AC, Bowen A, Katz JN, Stansfield WE. Heartmate II inflow cannula position on chest x-ray predicts inotrope dependence.

Alhosaini H, Katz JN, Jensen BC, Stansfield W, Sheridan BC, Chang PP. A novel link between G6PD deficiency and hemolysis events in patients supported with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices.