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RAVI KIRAN GHANTA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-Cardio/Thoracic Surgery
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    F32HL080904     (GHANTA, RAVI K)Jul 15, 2005 - Jul 14, 2007
    NIH/NHLBI
    Ventricular Restraint Therapy for Heart Failure
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Almousa A, Ghanta RK. Straight into the heart of danger: Central aortic cannulation for aortic dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 27. PMID: 30661811.
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    2. Marcano J, Ghanta RK. Tick, tock… Time windows for intervention for stroke after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 27. PMID: 30678878.
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    3. Raghuram AC, Dasari TK, Chou B, Balla S, Navarro SM, Shah RM, Bakshi A, Wall MJ, Rosengart TK, Ghanta RK. Confusion Instead of Clarity: Publicly Reported Cardiac Surgery Ratings for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb; 228(2):180-187. PMID: 30359838.
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    4. Wu D, Ghanta RK. Just say NO? Does nitric oxide improve myocardial protection during cardiac surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 22. PMID: 30470539.
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    5. Tan CW, Wall M, Rosengart TK, Ghanta RK. How to bridge? Management of anticoagulation in patients with mechanical heart valves undergoing noncardiac surgical procedures. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 20. PMID: 30107917.
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    6. Macke RA, Ghanta R, Starnes S, Harken AH. So, you are looking for a job: Pearls for a successful first cardiothoracic job search. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 156(4):1575-1584. PMID: 30005888.
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    7. Beller JP, Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G, Ghanta RK. Does Preoperative Troponin Level Impact Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jul; 106(1):46-51. PMID: 29526501.
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    8. Yarboro LT, Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Kron IL, Ailawadi G, Kern JA, Ghanta RK. Pre-implant left ventricular apex position predicts risk of HeartMate II pump thrombosis. J Card Surg. 2017 Dec; 32(12):837-842. PMID: 29226531.
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    9. Perrault LP, Kirkwood KA, Chang HL, Mullen JC, Gulack BC, Argenziano M, Gelijns AC, Ghanta RK, Whitson BA, Williams DL, Sledz-Joyce NM, Lima B, Greco G, Fumakia N, Rose EA, Puskas JD, Blackstone EH, Weisel RD, Bowdish ME. A Prospective Multi-Institutional Cohort Study of Mediastinal Infections After Cardiac Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):461-468. PMID: 29223421.
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    10. Hawkins RB, Ghanta RK. Mammalian meat allergy and advances in bioprosthetic valve technology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Oct; 154(4):1327-1328. PMID: 28918923.
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    11. Kirkwood KA, Gulack BC, Iribarne A, Bowdish ME, Greco G, Mayer ML, O'Sullivan K, Gelijns AC, Fumakia N, Ghanta RK, Raiten JM, Lala A, Ladowski JS, Blackstone EH, Parides MK, Moskowitz AJ, Horvath KA. A multi-institutional cohort study confirming the risks of Clostridium difficile infection associated with prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb; 155(2):670-678.e1. PMID: 29102205.
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    12. Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Rich JB, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct; 104(4):1282-1288. PMID: 28610884.
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    13. Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Yarboro LT, Fonner CE, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Ghanta RK. Regional Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct; 104(4):1275-1281. PMID: 28599962.
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    14. Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Narahari AK, Jain A, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Kern JA, Upchurch GR. Improved outcomes and value in staged hybrid extent II thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 11; 66(5):1357-1363. PMID: 28579290.
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    15. Mehaffey JH, Johnston LE, Hawkins RB, Charles EJ, Yarboro L, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Kron IL, Ghanta RK. Methylene Blue for Vasoplegic Syndrome After Cardiac Operation: Early Administration Improves Survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul; 104(1):36-41. PMID: 28551045.
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    16. Hawkins RB, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Mehaffey JH, Fonner CE, Ghanta RK, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Impact of Transcatheter Technology on Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Volume, Outcomes, and Cost. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1815-1823. PMID: 28450137.
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    17. Venkatesh P, Phillippi J, Chukkapalli S, Rivera-Kweh M, Velsko I, Gleason T, VanRyzin P, Aalaei-Andabili SH, Ghanta RK, Beaver T, Chan EKL, Kesavalu L. Aneurysm-Specific miR-221 and miR-146a Participates in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Apr 20; 18(4). PMID: 28425970.
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    18. Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 08; 6(3). PMID: 28275064.
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    19. Yount KW, Yarboro LT, Narahari AK, Ghanta RK, Tribble CG, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Outcomes of Trainees Performing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Does Resident Experience Matter? Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar; 103(3):975-981. PMID: 28131424.
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    20. Ghanta RK, Kron IL. Patient-prosthesis mismatch: surgical aortic valve replacement versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high risk patients with aortic stenosis. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Oct; 8(10):E1441-E1443. PMID: 27867654.
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    21. Johnston LE, Kirby JL, Downs EA, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Ailawadi G, Kozower BD, Kron IL, McCall AL, Isbell JM. Postoperative Hypoglycemia Is Associated With Worse Outcomes After Cardiac Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb; 103(2):526-532. PMID: 27570164.
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    22. Hawkins RB, Frischtak HL, Kron IL, Ghanta RK. Premature Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Degeneration Associated with Allergy to Galactose-Alpha-1,3-Galactose. J Card Surg. 2016 Jul; 31(7):446-8. PMID: 27238083; PMCID: PMC5013262 [Available on 07/01/17].
    23. Saji M, Lim DS, Ragosta M, LaPar DJ, Downs E, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Dent JM, Ailawadi G. Usefulness of Psoas Muscle Area to Predict Mortality in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Am J Cardiol. 2016 07 15; 118(2):251-7. PMID: 27236254.
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    24. Saji M, Ailawadi G, Welch TS, Downs E, LaPar DJ, Ghanta R, Kennedy JL, Abuannadi M, Buda AJ, Bergin JD, Kern JA, Dent JM, Ragosta M, Lim DS. Pre-Procedural 6-Min Walk Test as a Mortality Predictor in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 05 03; 67(17):2083-4. PMID: 27126537.
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    25. Saji M, Hoyt WJ, Ailawadi G, Mulloy DP, Ghanta RK, Ragosta M, Scott Lim D. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Young Adult Patient with a Failed Homograft. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jun; 37(5):986-8. PMID: 27084384.
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    26. Downs EA, Johnston LE, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Provides Excellent Outcomes Without Increased Cost: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102(1):14-21. PMID: 27041453; PMCID: PMC4921281 [Available on 07/01/17].
    27. Ghanta RK. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2):697. PMID: 26777923.
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    28. Ghanta RK, Green SY, Price MD, Arredondo CC, Wainwright D, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, Aftab M, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS. Midterm Survival and Quality of Life After Extent II Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repair in Marfan Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr; 101(4):1402-9; discussion 1409. PMID: 26794897.
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    29. Schubert SA, Yarboro LT, Madala S, Ayunipudi K, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Stukenborg GJ, Ghanta RK. Natural history of coexistent mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr; 151(4):1032-9, 1042.e1. PMID: 26876419.
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    30. LaPar DJ, Rich JB, Isbell JM, Brooks CH, Crosby IK, Yarboro LT, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Brown M, Quader MA, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Renal Function Predicts Hospital Costs and Length of Stay in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2):606-12; discussion 612. PMID: 26680309.
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    31. Jain A, Flohr TF, Johnston WF, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Upchurch GR, Kern JA, Ghanta RK. Staged hybrid repair of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms secondary to chronic aortic dissection. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jan; 63(1):62-9. PMID: 26432283.
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    32. Ailawadi G, LaPar DJ, Speir AM, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Crosby IK, Lim DS, Quader MA, Rich JB. Contemporary Costs Associated With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Cost Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan; 101(1):154-60; discussion 160. PMID: 26409710.
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    33. Downs E, Lim S, Ragosta M, Yount K, Yarboro L, Ghanta R, Kern J, Kron I, Ailawadi G. The influence of a percutaneous mitral repair program on surgical mitral valve volume. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(5):1093-7. PMID: 26349597; PMCID: PMC4712738 [Available on 11/01/16].
    34. Yount KW, Lau CL, Yarboro LT, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Late Operating Room Start Times Impact Mortality and Cost for Nonemergent Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov; 100(5):1653-8; discussion 1658-9. PMID: 26209491; PMCID: PMC4630095 [Available on 11/01/16].
    35. Ghanta RK, Kron IL. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar; 99(3):845-6. PMID: 25742815.
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    36. Ghanta RK, Lapar DJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner E, Quader M, Ailawadi G. Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement provides equivalent outcomes at reduced cost compared with conventional aortic valve replacement: A real-world multi-institutional analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 149(4):1060-5. PMID: 25680751; PMCID: PMC4409485.
    37. LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Speir AM, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Hospital variation in mortality from cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery: an opportunity for improvement? Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug; 98(2):534-9; discussion 539-40. PMID: 24820394; PMCID: PMC4763611.
    38. Jacobs E, Singh V, Damluji A, Shah NR, Warsch JL, Ghanta R, Martin P, Alfonso CE, Martinez CA, Moscucci M, Cohen MG. Safety of transradial cardiac catheterization in patients with end-stage liver disease. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Feb 15; 83(3):360-6. PMID: 23723127.
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    39. Ghanta RK, Kaneko T, Gammie JS, Sheng S, Aranki SF. Evolving trends of reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Feb; 145(2):364-72. PMID: 23321128.
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    40. Mokashi SA, Lee LS, Schmitto JD, Ghanta RK, McGurk S, Laurence RG, Bolman RM, Cohn LH, Chen FY. Restraint to the left ventricle alone is superior to standard restraint. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jul; 146(1):192-7. PMID: 23084106.
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    41. Lee LS, Ghanta RK, Mokashi SA, Coelho-Filho O, Kwong RY, Kwon M, Guan J, Liao R, Chen FY. Optimized ventricular restraint therapy: adjustable restraint is superior to standard restraint in an ovine model of ischemic cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar; 145(3):824-31. PMID: 22698557; PMCID: PMC3954527.
    42. Ghanta RK, Shekar PS, McGurk S, Rosborough DM, Aranki SF. Long-term survival and quality of life justify cardiac surgery in the very elderly patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep; 92(3):851-7. PMID: 21871269.
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    43. Maganty K, Ghanta R, Bejarano P, Weppler D, Tekin A, Moon J, Nishida S, Tzakis A, Martin P. Liver transplantation for hepatopulmonary syndrome due to noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Transplant Proc. 2011 Sep; 43(7):2814-6. PMID: 21911170.
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    44. Carrion AF, Ghanta R, Carrasquillo O, Martin P. Chronic liver disease in the Hispanic population of the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Oct; 9(10):834-41; quiz e109-10. PMID: 21628000; PMCID: PMC4184097.
    45. Sun JC, Ghanta RK, Davidson MJ. Highlights from the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference 2010: Washington, DC, September 21-25, 2010. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2):468-71. PMID: 21570095.
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    46. Carrion AF, Czul F, Arosemena LR, Selvaggi G, Garcia MT, Tekin A, Tzakis AG, Martin P, Ghanta RK. Propylthiouracil-induced acute liver failure: role of liver transplantation. Int J Endocrinol. 2010; 2010:910636. PMID: 21234410.
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    47. Lee LS, Ghanta RK, Mokashi SA, Coelho-Filho O, Kwong RY, Bolman RM, Chen FY. Ventricular restraint therapy for heart failure: the right ventricle is different from the left ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):1012-8. PMID: 20304145.
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    48. Ghanta RK, Shekar PS, McGurk S, Rosborough DM, Aranki SF. Nonelective cardiac surgery in the elderly: is it justified? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jul; 140(1):103-9, 109.e1. PMID: 20005528.
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    49. Morris CJ, Ghanta R. Masquerading primary liver leiomyosarcoma as a hemorrhagic hepatoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Mar; 8(3):e26. PMID: 19788930.
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    50. Umakanthan R, Ghanta RK, Rangaraj AT, Lee LS, Laurence RG, Fox JA, Mihaljevic T, Bolman RM, Cohn LH, Chen FY. Cardioscopic tricuspid valve repair in a beating ovine heart. Heart Surg Forum. 2009 Apr; 12(2):E90-4. PMID: 19383594.
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    51. Rangaraj AT, Ghanta RK, Umakanthan R, Soltesz EG, Laurence RG, Fox J, Cohn LH, Bolman RM, Frangioni JV, Chen FY. Real-time visualization and quantification of retrograde cardioplegia delivery using near infrared fluorescent imaging. J Card Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec; 23(6):701-8. PMID: 19016995; PMCID: PMC2767372.
    52. Ramanathan T, Shekar P, Fitzgerald D, Ghanta RK, Aranki SF, Cohn LH, Chen EP, Chen FY. Systemic hyperkalemia for cardiac arrest on CPB with or without cross-clamping. J Card Surg. 2008 Nov-Dec; 23(6):611-3. PMID: 19016984.
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    53. Tabata M, Ghanta RK, Shekar PS, Cohn LH. Early and midterm outcomes of folding valvuloplasty without leaflet resection for myxomatous mitral valve disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Oct; 86(4):1388-90. PMID: 18805212.
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    54. Ghanta RK, Lee LS, Umakanthan R, Laurence RG, Fox JA, Bolman RM, Cohn LH, Chen FY. Real-time adjustment of ventricular restraint therapy in heart failure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Dec; 34(6):1136-40. PMID: 18715793.
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    55. Gogbashian A, Ghanta RK, Umakanthan R, Rangaraj AT, Laurence RG, Fox JA, Cohn LH, Chen FY. Correction of aortic insufficiency with an external adjustable prosthetic aortic ring. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Sep; 84(3):1001-5. PMID: 17720418.
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    56. Ghanta RK, Paul S, Couper GS. Successful revascularization of multiple coronary artery aneurysms using a combination of surgical strategies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug; 84(2):e10-1. PMID: 17643596.
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    57. Ghanta RK, Rangaraj A, Umakanthan R, Lee L, Laurence RG, Fox JA, Bolman RM, Cohn LH, Chen FY. Adjustable, physiological ventricular restraint improves left ventricular mechanics and reduces dilatation in an ovine model of chronic heart failure. Circulation. 2007 Mar 13; 115(10):1201-10. PMID: 17339543.
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    58. Ghanta RK, Chen R, Narayanasamy N, McGurk S, Lipsitz S, Chen FY, Cohn LH. Suture bicuspidization of the tricuspid valve versus ring annuloplasty for repair of functional tricuspid regurgitation: midterm results of 237 consecutive patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan; 133(1):117-26. PMID: 17198795.
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    59. Salvino R, Ghanta R, Seidner DL, Mascha E, Xu Y, Steiger E. Liver failure is uncommon in adults receiving long-term parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2006 May-Jun; 30(3):202-8. PMID: 16639066.
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    60. Mullen KD, Ghanta RK, Putka BS. Prevention of first overt episode of hepatic encephalopathy after TIPS: no easy task. Hepatology. 2006 May; 43(5):1155-6. PMID: 16628645.
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    61. Ghanta RK, Mullen KD. Placebo controlled treatment trials in hepatic encephalopathy are feasible and ethical. Hepatology. 2005 Nov; 42(5):1206-7. PMID: 16250042.
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    62. Ghanta RK, Salvino RM, Mullen KD. Branched chain amino acid supplements in liver disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Jul; 3(7):631-2. PMID: 16206493.
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    63. Seidner DL, Ghanta RK. Management of a traumatic gastric ulcer with a low-profile gastrostomy tube. Nutr Clin Pract. 2005 Feb; 20(1):88-92. PMID: 16207649.
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    64. Li X, Martin S, Pitris C, Ghanta R, Stamper DL, Harman M, Fujimoto JG, Brezinski ME. High-resolution optical coherence tomographic imaging of osteoarthritic cartilage during open knee surgery. Arthritis Res Ther. 2005; 7(2):R318-23. PMID: 15743479; PMCID: PMC1065329.
    65. Hartl I, Li XD, Chudoba C, Ghanta RK, Ko TH, Fujimoto JG, Ranka JK, Windeler RS. Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography using continuum generation in an air-silica microstructure optical fiber. Opt Lett. 2001 May 01; 26(9):608-10. PMID: 18040398.
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    66. Drexler W, Morgner U, Ghanta RK, Kärtner FX, Schuman JS, Fujimoto JG. Ultrahigh-resolution ophthalmic optical coherence tomography. Nat Med. 2001 Apr; 7(4):502-7. PMID: 11283681; PMCID: PMC1950821.
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