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ROBERTO FERNANDO CASAL

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address2002 HOLCOMBE BLVD.
HOUSTON TX 77030
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    1. Pendurthi M, Hoang V, Lazarus DR, Casal RF. Spontaneous Cavitation and Progressive Accumulation of Air in a Metastatic Mediastinal Lymph Node. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul 15; 194(2):e1. PMID: 27163455.
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    2. Kular H, Mudambi L, Lazarus DR, Cornwell L, Zhu A, Casal RF. Safety and feasibility of prolonged bronchoscopy involving diagnosis of lung cancer, systematic nodal staging, and fiducial marker placement in a high-risk population. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jun; 8(6):1132-8. PMID: 27293829; PMCID: PMC4886017.
    3. Gilbert CR, Casal RF, Lee HJ, Feller-Kopman D, Frimpong B, Dincer HE, Podgaetz E, Benzaquen S, Majid A, Folch E, Gorden JA, Chenna P, Chen A, Abouzgheib W, Sanny Nonyane BA, Yarmus LB. Use of One-Way Intrabronchial Valves in Air Leak Management After Tube Thoracostomy Drainage. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May; 101(5):1891-6. PMID: 26876341.
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    4. Abu-Awwad R, Medrek S, Lazarus DR, Casal RF. Endobronchial Instillation of DNase to Facilitate Bronchoscopic Drainage of a Lung Abscess. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec; 12(12):1885-7. PMID: 26653195.
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    5. Casal RF. Reply: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration under General Anesthesia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov 1; 192(9):1136-7. PMID: 26517424.
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    6. Grosu HB, Ost DE, Morice RC, Eapen GA, Li L, Song J, Lei X, Lazarus DR, Casal RF, Jimenez CA. Mediastinal Granulomatous Inflammation and Overall Survival in Patients with a History of Malignancy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct; 12(10):1534-41. PMID: 26284901.
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    7. Grosu HB, Iliesiu M, Caraway NP, Medeiros LJ, Lei X, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Casal RF, Ost D, Eapen GA. Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for the Diagnosis and Subtyping of Lymphoma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Sep; 12(9):1336-44. PMID: 26146788.
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    8. Ost DE, Ernst A, Grosu HB, Lei X, Diaz-Mendoza J, Slade M, Gildea TR, Machuzak M, Jimenez CA, Toth J, Kovitz KL, Ray C, Greenhill S, Casal RF, Almeida FA, Wahidi M, Eapen GA, Yarmus LB, Morice RC, Benzaquen S, Tremblay A, Simoff M. Complications Following Therapeutic Bronchoscopy for Malignant Central Airway Obstruction: Results of the AQuIRE Registry. Chest. 2015 Aug; 148(2):450-71. PMID: 25741903.
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    9. Casal RF. Reply: Sedation Options for Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 1; 192(3):398. PMID: 26230242.
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    10. Grosu HB, Morice RC, Sarkiss M, Bashoura L, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Faiz S, Lazarus DR, Casal RF, Ost DE. Safety of flexible bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in patients with malignant space-occupying brain lesions. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1621-8. PMID: 25393333.
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    11. Ost DE, Ernst A, Grosu HB, Lei X, Diaz-Mendoza J, Slade M, Gildea TR, Machuzak MS, Jimenez CA, Toth J, Kovitz KL, Ray C, Greenhill S, Casal RF, Almeida FA, Wahidi MM, Eapen GA, Feller-Kopman D, Morice RC, Benzaquen S, Tremblay A, Simoff M. Therapeutic bronchoscopy for malignant central airway obstruction: success rates and impact on dyspnea and quality of life. Chest. 2015 May; 147(5):1282-98. PMID: 25358019; PMCID: PMC4420181.
    12. van der Heijden EH, Casal RF, Trisolini R. Authors' reply. Respiration. 2015; 89(5):439. PMID: 25896228.
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    13. Casal RF, Lazarus DR, Kuhl K, Nogueras-González G, Perusich S, Green LK, Ost DE, Sarkiss M, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Cornwell L, Austria S, Sharafkanneh A, Rumbaut RE, Grosu H, Kheradmand F. Randomized trial of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration under general anesthesia versus moderate sedation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Apr 1; 191(7):796-803. PMID: 25574801; PMCID: PMC4407485.
    14. Goodarzi A, Ong P, Casal RF. Large tracheal varices in a patient with superior vena cava compression. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Apr; 22(2):e5. PMID: 25887025.
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    15. Ong P, Grosu H, Eapen GA, Rodriguez M, Lazarus D, Ost D, Jimenez CA, Morice R, Bandi V, Tamara L, Cornwell L, Green L, Zhu A, Casal RF. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for systematic nodal staging of lung cancer in patients with N0 disease by computed tomography and integrated positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Mar; 12(3):415-9. PMID: 25584815.
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    16. Casal RF, Phan MN, Keshava K, Garcia JM, Grosu H, Lazarus DR, Iribarren J, Rosen DG. The use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions. BMC Endocr Disord. 2014; 14:88. PMID: 25416021; PMCID: PMC4247684.
    17. van der Heijden EH, Casal RF, Trisolini R, Steinfort DP, Hwangbo B, Nakajima T, Guldhammer-Skov B, Rossi G, Ferretti M, Herth FF, Yung R, Krasnik M. Guideline for the acquisition and preparation of conventional and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration specimens for the diagnosis and molecular testing of patients with known or suspected lung cancer. Respiration. 2014; 88(6):500-17. PMID: 25377908.
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    18. Ost DE, Jimenez CA, Lei X, Cantor SB, Grosu HB, Lazarus DR, Faiz SA, Bashoura L, Shannon VR, Balachandran D, Noor L, Hashmi YB, Casal RF, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Quality-adjusted survival following treatment of malignant pleural effusions with indwelling pleural catheters. Chest. 2014 Jun; 145(6):1347-56. PMID: 24480929; PMCID: PMC4694176.
    19. Almeida FA, Casal RF, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA, Uzbeck M, Sarkiss M, Rice D, Morice RC, Ost DE. Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness in lung cancer staging: the impact of test sequencing on outcomes. Chest. 2013 Dec; 144(6):1776-82. PMID: 23703671; PMCID: PMC4694092.
    20. Cornwell LD, Bakaeen FG, Lan CK, Omer S, Preventza O, Pickrell B, Nguyen A, Casal RF. Endobronchial ultrasonography-guided transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy for preoperative nodal staging of lung cancer in a veteran population. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov; 148(11):1024-9. PMID: 24048268.
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    21. Casal RF, Iribarren J, Eapen G, Ost D, Morice R, Lan C, Cornwell L, Almeida FA, Grosu H, Jimenez CA. Safety and effectiveness of microdebrider bronchoscopy for the management of central airway obstruction. Respirology. 2013 Aug; 18(6):1011-5. PMID: 23520982.
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    22. Grosu HB, Casal RF, Morice RC, Nogueras-González GM, Eapen GA, Ost D, Sarkiss MG, Jimenez CA. Bronchoscopic findings and bleeding control predict survival in patients with solid malignancies presenting with mild hemoptysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Aug; 10(4):342-9. PMID: 23952853.
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    23. Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Jimenez CA, Casal RF, Almeida FA, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE. Stents are associated with increased risk of respiratory infections in patients undergoing airway interventions for malignant airways disease. Chest. 2013 Aug; 144(2):441-9. PMID: 23471176; PMCID: PMC4694097.
    24. Casal RF, Ost DE, Eapen GA. Flexible bronchoscopy. Clin Chest Med. 2013 Sep; 34(3):341-52. PMID: 23993807.
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    25. Eapen GA, Shah AM, Lei X, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Yarmus L, Filner J, Ray C, Michaud G, Greenhill SR, Sarkiss M, Casal R, Rice D, Ost DE. Complications, consequences, and practice patterns of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Results of the AQuIRE registry. Chest. 2013 Apr; 143(4):1044-53. PMID: 23117878; PMCID: PMC3616680.
    26. Vial MR, Lan C, Cornwell L, Omer S, Casal RF. Endobronchial oxygen insufflation: a novel technique for localization of occult bronchopleural fistulas. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr; 10(2):157-9. PMID: 23607849.
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    27. Casal RF, Jimenez CA, Nogueras-Gonzalez GM, Morice RC. Response. Chest. 2013 Feb 1; 143(2):584-5. PMID: 23381340; PMCID: PMC3619641.
    28. Casal RF, Staerkel GA, Morice RC. Response. Chest. 2013 Jan; 143(1):282-3. PMID: 23276873; PMCID: PMC3610835.
    29. Casal RF. Endobronchial ultrasound images may predict malignant involvement of mediastinal lymph nodes: is tissue still the issue? Respirology. 2012 Nov; 17(8):1155-6. PMID: 22934609.
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    30. Cajipe MD, Chu D, Bakaeen FG, Casal RF, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Cornwell LD. Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy is associated with better perioperative outcomes than open lobectomy in a veteran population. Am J Surg. 2012 Nov; 204(5):607-12. PMID: 22959921.
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    31. Casal RF, Staerkel GA, Ost D, Almeida FA, Uzbeck MH, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Nogueras-Gonzalez GM, Sarkiss M, Morice RC. Randomized clinical trial of endobronchial ultrasound needle biopsy with and without aspiration. Chest. 2012 Sep; 142(3):568-73. PMID: 22156610; PMCID: PMC3610596.
    32. Casal RF, Bashoura L, Ost D, Chiu HT, Faiz SA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Detecting medical device complications: lessons from an indwelling pleural catheter clinic. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):69-75. PMID: 22763365.
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    33. Melendez J, Cornwell L, Green L, Casal RF. Treatment of large subglottic tracheal schwannoma with microdebrider bronchoscopy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug; 144(2):510-2. PMID: 22342475.
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    34. Melendez J, Chu D, Bakaeen FG, Casal RF. Tracheoesophageal fistula due to migration of a self-expanding esophageal stent successfully treated with a silicone "Y" tracheobronchial stent. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun; 141(6):e43-4. PMID: 21429528.
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    35. Filner JJ, Bonura EJ, Lau ST, Abounasr KK, Naidich D, Morice RC, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Casal RF, Ost D. Bronchoscopic fibered confocal fluorescence microscopy image characteristics and pathologic correlations. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2011 Jan; 18(1):23-30. PMID: 23169014.
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    36. Casal RF, Jimenez CA, Mehran RJ, Eapen GA, Ost D, Sarkiss M, Morice RC. Infected mediastinal bronchogenic cyst successfully treated by endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):e52-3. PMID: 20868780.
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    37. Casal RF. Update in airway stents. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2010 Jul; 16(4):321-8. PMID: 20531080.
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    38. Casal RF, Tam AL, Eapen GA. Radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors. Clin Chest Med. 2010 Mar; 31(1):151-63, Table of Contents. PMID: 20172441.
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    39. Casal RF, Adachi R, Jimenez CA, Sarkiss M, Morice RC, Eapen GA. Diagnosis of invasive aspergillus tracheobronchitis facilitated by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2009; 3:9290. PMID: 19946509; PMCID: PMC2783092.
    40. Casal RF, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Jimenez CA. Medical thoracoscopy. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2009 Jul; 15(4):313-20. PMID: 19387349.
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