TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentAnesthesiology & PeriOperative Medicine
Address1400 Holcombe Blvd
Houston TX 77030-4008
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    1. Huepenbecker SP, Iniesta MD, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Ramirez PT, Cain KE, Vaughn M, Cata JP, Mena GE, Lasala J, Meyer LA. Incidence of acute kidney injury after open gynecologic surgery in an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Oct; 163(1):191-198. PMID: 34400005.
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    2. Idowu O, Ifeanyi-Pillette I, Owusu-Agyemang P, Holmes A, Kwater P, Jackson T, Mena G, Lasala J, Heir JS. The quantra hemostasis analyzer compared to thromboelastography (TEG) in the surgical oncologic population: A prospective observational trial. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Oct; 124(5):894-905. PMID: 34137038.
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    3. Zorrilla-Vaca A, Stone AB, Ripolles-Melchor J, Abad-Motos A, Ramirez-Rodriguez JM, Galan-Menendez P, Mena GE, Grant MC. Institutional factors associated with adherence to enhanced recovery protocols for colorectal surgery: Secondary analysis of a multicenter study. J Clin Anesth. 2021 Nov; 74:110378. PMID: 34144497.
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    4. Huepenbecker S, Hillman RT, Iniesta MD, Chen T, Cain K, Mena G, Lasala J, Wang XS, Williams L, Taylor JS, Lu KH, Ramirez PT, Meyer LA. Impact of a tiered discharge opioid algorithm on prescriptions and patient-reported outcomes after open gynecologic surgery. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 07; 31(7):1052-1060. PMID: 34135073.
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    5. Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Ramirez PT, Lee BH, Sideris A, Wu CL. Effectiveness of Perioperative Opioid Educational Initiatives: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anesth Analg. 2021 Jun 11. PMID: 34125081.
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    6. Lasala J, Mena GE, Iniesta MD, Cata J, Pitcher B, Wendell W, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Cain K, Basabe M, Suki T, Meyer LA, Ramirez PT. Impact of anesthesia technique on post-operative opioid use in open gynecologic surgery in an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 04; 31(4):569-574. PMID: 33483432.
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    7. Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Cata J, Healy R, Grant MC. Enhanced Recovery Programs for Colorectal Surgery and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury: Results From a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Am Surg. 2020 Dec 29; 3134820954846. PMID: 33375852.
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    8. Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Ripolles-Melchor J, Abad-Motos A, Aldecoa C, Lorente JV, Ramirez-Rodriguez JM, Grant MC. Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy and Postoperative Outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery Program for Colorectal Surgery: A Propensity Score-Matched Multicenter Study. Am Surg. 2021 Aug; 87(8):1189-1195. PMID: 33342254.
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    9. Cain KE, Iniesta MD, Fellman BM, Suki TS, Siverand A, Corzo C, Lasala JD, Cata JP, Mena GE, Meyer LA, Ramirez PT. Effect of preoperative intravenous vs oral acetaminophen on postoperative opioid consumption in an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program in patients undergoing open gynecologic oncology surgery. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 02; 160(2):464-468. PMID: 33298309.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Hillman RT, Iniesta MD, Shi Q, Suki T, Chen T, Cain K, Williams L, Wang XS, Taylor JS, Mena G, Lasala J, Ramirez PT, Meyer LA. Longitudinal patient-reported outcomes and restrictive opioid prescribing after minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 01; 31(1):114-121. PMID: 33158876.
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    11. Corsini EM, Mitchell KG, Zhou N, Antonoff MB, Mehran RJ, Mena GE, Rajaram R, Roth JA, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Rice DC, Hofstetter WL. Liposomal Bupivacaine Intercostal Block Is Important for Reduction of Pulmonary Complications. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 08; 112(2):423-429. PMID: 33129774.
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    12. Harrison R, Iniesta MD, Pitcher B, Ramirez PT, Cain K, Siverand AM, Mena G, Lasala J, Meyer LA. Enhanced recovery for obese patients undergoing gynecologic cancer surgery. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 10; 30(10):1595-1602. PMID: 32848023.
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    13. Zorrilla-Vaca A, Mena GE, Ripolles-Melchor J, Lorente JV, Ramirez-Rodriguez JJM, Grant MC. Risk factors for acute kidney injury in an enhanced recovery pathway for colorectal surgery. Surg Today. 2021 Apr; 51(4):537-544. PMID: 32785846.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Meyer LA, Corzo C, Iniesta MD, Munsell M, Shi Q, Pitcher B, Lasala J, Cain KE, Wang XS, Mena G, Ramirez PT. A prospective randomized trial comparing liposomal bupivacaine vs standard bupivacaine wound infiltration in open gynecologic surgery on an enhanced recovery pathway. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 01; 224(1):70.e1-70.e11. PMID: 32682856.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Rice D, Rodriguez-Restrepo A, Mena G, Cata J, Thall P, Milton D, Correa A, Woodard T, Antonoff M, Hofstetter W, Roth J, Sepesi B, Swisher S, Walsh G, Vaporciyan A, Mehran R. Matched Pairs Comparison of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway Versus Conventional Management on Opioid Exposure and Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Lung Surgery. Ann Surg. 2020 Mar 30. PMID: 32229762.
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    16. Iniesta MD, Lasala J, Mena G, Rodriguez-Restrepo A, Salvo G, Pitcher B, Washington LD, Harris M, Meyer LA, Ramirez PT. Impact of compliance with an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway on patient outcomes in open gynecologic surgery. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2019 11; 29(9):1417-1424. PMID: 31601647.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Marcus RK, Lillemoe HA, Rice DC, Mena G, Bednarski BK, Speer BB, Ramirez PT, Lasala JD, Navai N, Williams WH, Kim BJ, Voss RK, Gottumukkala VN, Aloia TA. Determining the Safety and Efficacy of Enhanced Recovery Protocols in Major Oncologic Surgery: An Institutional NSQIP Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar; 26(3):782-790. PMID: 30627879.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Cata JP, Lasala JD, Williams W, Mena GE. Myasthenia Gravis and Thymoma Surgery: A Clinical Update for the Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologist. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Sep; 33(9):2537-2545. PMID: 30219643.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Du KN, Feng L, Newhouse A, Mehta J, Lasala J, Mena GE, Hofstetter WL, Cata JP. Effects of Intraoperative Opioid Use on Recurrence-Free and Overall Survival in Patients With Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Anesth Analg. 2018 07; 127(1):210-216. PMID: 29757780.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Van Haren RM, Mehran RJ, Mena GE, Correa AM, Antonoff MB, Baker CM, Woodard TC, Hofstetter WL, Roth JA, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Rice DC. Enhanced Recovery Decreases Pulmonary and Cardiac Complications After Thoracotomy for Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 07; 106(1):272-279. PMID: 29530770.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Cruz-Moreira K, Huamán-Garaicoa F, Mena G. Knowledge of oral cancer among the community served during the stomatological lesion prevention campaign conducted at Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil - Ecuador. Acta Odontol Latinoam. 2017 Dec; 30(3):113-117. PMID: 29750234.
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    22. Afonso AM, Newman MI, Seeley N, Hutchins J, Smith KL, Mena G, Selber JC, Saint-Cyr MH, Gadsden JC. Multimodal Analgesia in Breast Surgical Procedures: Technical and Pharmacological Considerations for Liposomal Bupivacaine Use. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Sep; 5(9):e1480. PMID: 29062649.
      Citations: 3     
    23. Mehran RJ, Martin LW, Baker CM, Mena GE, Rice DC. Pain Management in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway After Thoracic Surgical Procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Dec; 102(6):e595-e596. PMID: 27847094.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Lasala J, Patino MA, Mena G, Vachhani S, Moon T, Bui T, Tsai J. Severe perioperative bleeding in renal cell carcinoma after elective pericardiocentesis associated left ventricular puncture: case report. Medwave. 2016 Jul 12; 16(6):e6494. PMID: 27420728.
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    25. Lee BM, Rodriguez A, Mena G, Gottumukkala V, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Feng L, Yu J, Cata JP. Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Use of NSAIDs During the Perioperative Period as Prognostic Indicators in Patients With NSCLC Undergoing Surgery. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul; 23(3):284-94. PMID: 27556669.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Miralpeix E, Nick AM, Meyer LA, Cata J, Lasala J, Mena GE, Gottumukkala V, Iniesta-Donate M, Salvo G, Ramirez PT. A call for new standard of care in perioperative gynecologic oncology practice: Impact of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 05; 141(2):371-378. PMID: 26906066.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Cata JP, Gutierrez C, Mehran RJ, Rice D, Nates J, Feng L, Rodriguez-Restrepo A, Martinez F, Mena G, Gottumukkala V. Preoperative anemia, blood transfusion, and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with stage i non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer Cell Microenviron. 2016; 3(1):e1116. PMID: 26949721.
      Citations: 12     
    28. Rice DC, Cata JP, Mena GE, Rodriguez-Restrepo A, Correa AM, Mehran RJ. Posterior Intercostal Nerve Block With Liposomal Bupivacaine: An Alternative to Thoracic Epidural Analgesia. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):1953-60. PMID: 25912739.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Graybill WS, Frumovitz M, Nick AM, Wei C, Mena GE, Soliman PT, dos Reis R, Schmeler KM, Ramirez PT. Impact of smoking on perioperative pulmonary and upper respiratory complications after laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jun; 125(3):556-60. PMID: 22433464.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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    31. A call for new standard of care in perioperative gynecologic oncology practice. Gynecologic Oncology.
    32. Pain Management in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway After Thoracic Surgical Procedures. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 102:e595-e596.
    33. Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and use of NSAIDs during the perioperative period as prognostic indicators in patients with NSCLC undergoing surgery. Cancer Control. 23:284-294.
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