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ROBERTO F CASAL

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentPulmonary Medicine
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    1. Grosu HB, Lu W, Ost DE, Vial MR, Hernandez M, Ghosh N, Noor L, Hasan AM, Bashoura L, Faiz S, Balachandran D, Casal R, Eapen G, Shannon V, Sheshadri A, Tang X, Rahman N, Wistuba II. Pleural Fluid Cytokine Levels at Baseline and Over Time are Associated With Time to IPC Removal: An Exploratory Study. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Aug 01. PMID: 31373905.
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    2. Sabath BF, Casal RF. Bronchoscopic ablation of peripheral lung tumors. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Jun; 11(6):2628-2638. PMID: 31372299.
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    3. Casal RF, Sepesi B, Sagar AS, Tschirren J, Chen M, Li L, Sunny J, Williams J, Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Ost DE. Centrally located lung cancer and risk of occult nodal disease: an objective evaluation of multiple definitions of tumour centrality with dedicated imaging software. Eur Respir J. 2019 May; 53(5). PMID: 30819811.
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    4. Grosu HB, Vial MR, Hernandez M, Li L, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Ost DE. Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in cancer patients. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Apr; 11(4):1495-1505. PMID: 31179092.
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    5. Sagar AS, Casal RF. Mechanical ventilation during lobectomy: is this lung behaving as a "baby"? J Thorac Dis. 2019 Feb; 11(2):376-378. PMID: 30962978.
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    6. Sagar AS, Eapen GA, Casal RF, Ost D, Sarkiss M, Grosu HB. Safety of Pleuroscopy Performed in Negative Pressure Bronchoscopy Rooms. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Dec 12. PMID: 30543551.
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    7. Casal RF, Sarkiss M, Jones AK, Stewart J, Tam A, Grosu HB, Ost DE, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA. Cone beam computed tomography-guided thin/ultrathin bronchoscopy for diagnosis of peripheral lung nodules: a prospective pilot study. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Dec; 10(12):6950-6959. PMID: 30746241.
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    8. Casal RF, Walsh G, McArthur M, Hill LR, Landaeta MF, Armas Villalba AJ, Ong P, Debiane L, Vakil E, Grosu HB, Jimenez CA, Ost D, Adachi R, Eapen GA. Bronchoscopic Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: An Experimental Study in Normal Porcine Lung Parenchyma. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Oct; 25(4):322-329. PMID: 29771774.
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    9. Casal RF. Cone Beam CT-Guided Bronchoscopy: Here to Stay? J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 10; 25(4):255-256. PMID: 30247290.
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    10. Ong P, Grosu HB, Debiane L, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Noor L, Ost DE. Long-term quality-adjusted survival following therapeutic bronchoscopy for malignant central airway obstruction. Thorax. 2019 02; 74(2):141-156. PMID: 30254139.
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    11. Grosu HB, Molina S, Casal R, Song J, Li L, Diaz-Mendoza J, Reddy C, Yarmus L, Schiavo D, Simoff M, Johnstun J, Raid AA, Feller-Kopman D, Lee H, Sahetya S, Foley F, Maldonado F, Tian X, Noor L, Miller R, Mudambi L, Saettele T, Vial-Rodriguez M, Eapen GA, Ost DE. Risk factors for pleural effusion recurrence in patients with malignancy. Respirology. 2019 Jan; 24(1):76-82. PMID: 29966171.
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    12. Vial MR, Eapen GA, Casal RF, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE, Vakil E, Grosu HB. Combined pleuroscopy and endobronchial ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of suspected lung cancer. Respir Med Case Rep. 2018; 23:49-51. PMID: 29276672.
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    13. Miller RJ, Casal RF, Lazarus DR, Ost DE, Eapen GA. Flexible Bronchoscopy. Clin Chest Med. 2018 03; 39(1):1-16. PMID: 29433707.
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    14. Lazarus DR, Casal RF. Persistent air leaks: a review with an emphasis on bronchoscopic management. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Nov; 9(11):4660-4670. PMID: 29268535.
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    15. Vakil E, Ost D, Vial MR, Stewart J, Sarkiss MG, Morice RC, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Grosu HB. Non-specific pleuritis in patients with active malignancy. Respirology. 2018 02; 23(2):213-219. PMID: 29024191.
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    16. Vakil E, Sarkiss M, Ost D, Vial MR, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Grosu HB. Safety of Monitored Anesthesia Care Using Propofol-Based Sedation for Pleuroscopy. Respiration. 2018; 95(1):1-7. PMID: 28918427.
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    17. Vial MR, O'Connell OJ, Grosu HB, Hernandez M, Noor L, Casal RF, Stewart J, Sarkiss M, Jimenez CA, Rice D, Mehran R, Ost DE, Eapen GA. Diagnostic performance of endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal lymph node sampling in early stage non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective study. Respirology. 2018 01; 23(1):76-81. PMID: 28857362.
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    18. Grosu HB, Vial-Rodriguez M, Vakil E, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Morice R, Stewart J, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE. Pleural Touch Preparations and Direct Visualization of the Pleura during Medical Thoracoscopy for the Diagnosis of Malignancy. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug; 14(8):1326-1331. PMID: 28406718.
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    19. O'Connell OJ, Almeida FA, Simoff MJ, Yarmus L, Lazarus R, Young B, Chen Y, Semaan R, Saettele TM, Cicenia J, Bedi H, Kliment C, Li L, Sethi S, Diaz-Mendoza J, Feller-Kopman D, Song J, Gildea T, Lee H, Grosu HB, Machuzak M, Rodriguez-Vial M, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Casal RF, Ost DE. A Prediction Model to Help with the Assessment of Adenopathy in Lung Cancer: HAL. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 06 15; 195(12):1651-1660. PMID: 28002683.
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    20. Ong PG, Casal RF, Stewart J, Eapen GA, Faiz SA. Metastatic Cancer Mimicking a Mycetoma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 15; 195(6):e29-e30. PMID: 28207281.
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    21. Casal RF, Vial MR, Miller R, Mudambi L, Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Cornwell L, Ost D. What Exactly Is a Centrally Located Lung Tumor? Results of an Online Survey. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jan; 14(1):118-123. PMID: 27854541.
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    22. Ong PG, Debiane LG, Casal RF. Recent advances in diagnostic bronchoscopy. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Dec; 8(12):3808-3817. PMID: 28149581.
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    23. 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.
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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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):450-471. PMID: 25741903.
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    28. 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):1621-1628. PMID: 25393333.
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    29. 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):1282-1298. PMID: 25358019.
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    30. 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 01; 191(7):796-803. PMID: 25574801.
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    31. 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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    32. 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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    33. 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 Nov 22; 14:88. PMID: 25416021.
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    34. 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):1347-1356. PMID: 24480929.
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    35. 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):1776-1782. PMID: 23703671.
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    36. 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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    37. 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):441-449. PMID: 23471176.
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    38. 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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    39. Casal RF, Ost DE, Eapen GA. Flexible bronchoscopy. Clin Chest Med. 2013 Sep; 34(3):341-52. PMID: 23993807.
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    40. 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):1044-1053. PMID: 23117878.
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    41. Casal RF, Jimenez CA, Nogueras-Gonzalez GM, Morice RC. Response. Chest. 2013 Feb 01; 143(2):584-585. PMID: 23381340.
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    42. Casal RF, Staerkel GA, Morice RC. Response. Chest. 2013 Jan; 143(1):282-283. PMID: 23276873.
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    43. 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):568-573. PMID: 22156610.
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    44. 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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    45. 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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    46. 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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    47. 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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    48. 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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    49. Casal RF. Update in airway stents. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2010 Jul; 16(4):321-8. PMID: 20531080.
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    50. 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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    51. 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 Nov 23; 3:9290. PMID: 19946509.
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    52. 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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    53. Use of One-Way Intrabronchial Valves in Air Leak Management after Tube Thoracostomy Drainage. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 101:1891-1896.
    54. Update in airway stents. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine.
    55. Reply. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 192:398.
    56. Safety and feasibility of prolonged bronchoscopy involving diagnosis of lung cancer, systematic nodal staging, and fiducial marker placement in a high-risk population. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 8:1132-1138.
    57. Spontaneous cavitation and progressive accumulation of air in a metastatic mediastinal lymph node. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 194:e1.
    58. Challenging cases to test your clinical skills. Journal of Respiratory Diseases. 28.
    59. What exactly is a centrally located lung tumor? Results of an online survey. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 14:118-123.
    60. Anesthesia for interventional bronchoscopy. Minerva Pneumologica. 48:231-242.
    61. The new lung cancer TNM classification. 273-284.
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