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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentAnesthesiology & PeriOperative Medicine
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    1. 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 Nov; 29(9):1417-1424. PMID: 31601647.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
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    14. 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.
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    15. Laryngeal Mask Airway.
    16. A call for new standard of care in perioperative gynecologic oncology practice. Gynecologic Oncology.
    17. Pain Management in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway After Thoracic Surgical Procedures. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 102:e595-e596.
    18. 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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