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Centrally-located lung cancer and risk of occult nodal disease: an objective evaluation of multiple definitions of tumor centrality with a dedicated imaging software.

Casal RF, Sepesi B, Sagar AS, Tschirren J, Chen M, Li L, Sunny J, Williams J, Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Ost DE.

Eur Respir J. 2019 Feb 28. pii: 1802220. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02220-2018. [Epub ahead of print]


Cone beam computed tomography-guided thin/ultrathin bronchoscopy for diagnosis of peripheral lung nodules: a prospective pilot study.

Casal RF, Sarkiss M, Jones AK, Stewart J, Tam A, Grosu HB, Ost DE, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA.

J Thorac Dis. 2018 Dec;10(12):6950-6959. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.11.21.


Safety of Pleuroscopy Performed in Negative Pressure Bronchoscopy Rooms.

Sagar AS, Eapen GA, Casal RF, Ost D, Sarkiss M, Grosu HB.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Dec 12. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000557. [Epub ahead of print]


The Society for Translational Medicine: indications and methods of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy for diagnosis of lung cancer.

Zhou Q, Dong J, He J, Liu D, Tian DH, Gao S, Li S, Liu L, He J, Huang Y, Xu S, Mao W, Tan Q, Chen C, Li X, Zhang Z, Jiang G, Xu L, Zhang L, Fu J, Li H, Wang Q, Tan L, Li D, Zhou Q, Fu X, Jiang Z, Chen H, Fang W, Zhang X, Li Y, Tong T, Yu Z, Liu Y, Zhi X, Yan T, Zhang X, Casal RF, Pompeo E, Carretta A, Riquet M, Rena O, Falcoz PE, Saji H, Khan AZ, Danguilan JL, Gonzalez-Rivas D, Guibert N, Zhu C, Shen J.

J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep;10(9):5538-5544. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.09.28. Review. No abstract available.


Long-term quality-adjusted survival following therapeutic bronchoscopy for malignant central airway obstruction.

Ong P, Grosu HB, Debiane L, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Noor L, Ost DE.

Thorax. 2019 Feb;74(2):141-156. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-211521. Epub 2018 Sep 25.


Cone Beam CT-Guided Bronchoscopy: Here to Stay?

Casal RF.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Oct;25(4):255-256. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000546. No abstract available.


Air Leak Management Program With Digital Drainage Reduces Length of Stay After Lobectomy.

Mayor JM, Lazarus DR, Casal RF, Omer S, Preventza O, Simpson K, Jimenez E, Cornwell LD.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec;106(6):1647-1653. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.029. Epub 2018 Sep 12.


Bronchocutaneous Fistula without Pneumothorax Localized with Methylene Blue and Managed with Endobronchial Valves.

Vakil E, Sabath B, Baker C, Vaporciyan AA, Casal RF.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Aug;15(8):992-994. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201802-081CC. No abstract available.


Bronchoscopic Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: An Experimental Study in Normal Porcine Lung Parenchyma.

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.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2018 Oct;25(4):322-329. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000501.


IL17A Regulates Tumor Latency and Metastasis in Lung Adeno and Squamous SQ.2b and AD.1 Cancer.

You R, DeMayo FJ, Liu J, Cho SN, Burt BM, Creighton CJ, Casal RF, Lazarus DR, Lu W, Tung HY, Yuan X, Hill-McAlester A, Kim M, Perusich S, Cornwell L, Rosen D, Song LZ, Paust S, Diehl G, Corry D, Kheradmand F.

Cancer Immunol Res. 2018 Jun;6(6):645-657. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-17-0554. Epub 2018 Apr 13.


Flexible Bronchoscopy.

Miller RJ, Casal RF, Lazarus DR, Ost DE, Eapen GA.

Clin Chest Med. 2018 Mar;39(1):1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2017.09.002. Epub 2017 Nov 29. Review.


Combined pleuroscopy and endobronchial ultrasound for diagnosis and staging of suspected lung cancer.

Vial MR, Eapen GA, Casal RF, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE, Vakil E, Grosu HB.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2017 Dec 2;23:49-51. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.11.009. eCollection 2018.


Persistent air leaks: a review with an emphasis on bronchoscopic management.

Lazarus DR, Casal RF.

J Thorac Dis. 2017 Nov;9(11):4660-4670. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.10.122. Review.


Non-specific pleuritis in patients with active malignancy.

Vakil E, Ost D, Vial MR, Stewart J, Sarkiss MG, Morice RC, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Grosu HB.

Respirology. 2018 Feb;23(2):213-219. doi: 10.1111/resp.13187. Epub 2017 Oct 12.


Safety of Monitored Anesthesia Care Using Propofol-Based Sedation for Pleuroscopy.

Vakil E, Sarkiss M, Ost D, Vial MR, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Grosu HB.

Respiration. 2018;95(1):1-7. doi: 10.1159/000480153. Epub 2017 Sep 16.


Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy is associated with greater recurrence-free survival than stereotactic body radiotherapy for clinical stage I lung cancer.

Cornwell LD, Echeverria AE, Samuelian J, Mayor J, Casal RF, Bakaeen FG, Omer S, Preventza O, Mai W, Chen G, Simpson KH, Moghanaki D, Zhu AW.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jan;155(1):395-402. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.065. Epub 2017 Aug 16.


Diagnostic performance of endobronchial ultrasound-guided mediastinal lymph node sampling in early stage non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective study.

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.

Respirology. 2018 Jan;23(1):76-81. doi: 10.1111/resp.13162. Epub 2017 Aug 30.


Sequential Bronchoscopic Cryobiopsy and Cryotherapy.

Benninger LA, Medepalli K, Aragaki-Nakahodo A, Benzaquen S, Ong PG, Gilles Debiane L, Casal RF.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jun;14(6):1036-1040. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201701-046CC. No abstract available.


Pleural Touch Preparations and Direct Visualization of the Pleura during Medical Thoracoscopy for the Diagnosis of Malignancy.

Grosu HB, Vial-Rodriguez M, Vakil E, Casal RF, Eapen GA, Morice R, Stewart J, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug;14(8):1326-1331. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201701-056OC.


Metastatic Cancer Mimicking a Mycetoma.

Ong PG, Casal RF, Stewart J, Eapen GA, Faiz SA.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 15;195(6):e29-e30. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201611-2212IM. No abstract available.


Recent advances in diagnostic bronchoscopy.

Ong PG, Debiane LG, Casal RF.

J Thorac Dis. 2016 Dec;8(12):3808-3817. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2016.12.70. Review.


A Prediction Model to Help with the Assessment of Adenopathy in Lung Cancer: HAL.

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.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun 15;195(12):1651-1660. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1397OC.


What Exactly Is a Centrally Located Lung Tumor? Results of an Online Survey.

Casal RF, Vial MR, Miller R, Mudambi L, Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Cornwell L, Ost D.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jan;14(1):118-123. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201607-568BC.


Bronchoscopic Management of Prolonged Air Leaks With Endobronchial Valves in a Veteran Population.

Cornwell LD, Panchal R, Bakaeen FG, Omer S, Preventza O, Lazarus DR, Casal RF.

JAMA Surg. 2017 Feb 1;152(2):207-209. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3195. No abstract available.


Safety and feasibility of prolonged bronchoscopy involving diagnosis of lung cancer, systematic nodal staging, and fiducial marker placement in a high-risk population.

Kular H, Mudambi L, Lazarus DR, Cornwell L, Zhu A, Casal RF.

J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jun;8(6):1132-8. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2016.04.06.


Spontaneous Cavitation and Progressive Accumulation of Air in a Metastatic Mediastinal Lymph Node.

Pendurthi M, Hoang V, Lazarus DR, Casal RF.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul 15;194(2):e1. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201603-0448IM. No abstract available.


Use of One-Way Intrabronchial Valves in Air Leak Management After Tube Thoracostomy Drainage.

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.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May;101(5):1891-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.113. Epub 2016 Feb 12.


Endobronchial Instillation of DNase to Facilitate Bronchoscopic Drainage of a Lung Abscess.

Abu-Awwad R, Medrek S, Lazarus DR, Casal RF.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Dec;12(12):1885-7. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201507-434CC. No abstract available.


Reply: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration under General Anesthesia.

Casal RF.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov 1;192(9):1136-7. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201507-1505LE. No abstract available.


Mediastinal Granulomatous Inflammation and Overall Survival in Patients with a History of Malignancy.

Grosu HB, Ost DE, Morice RC, Eapen GA, Li L, Song J, Lei X, Lazarus DR, Casal RF, Jimenez CA.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Oct;12(10):1534-41. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201506-318OC.


Reply: Sedation Options for Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.

Casal RF.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug 1;192(3):398. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201505-0893LE. No abstract available.


Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for the Diagnosis and Subtyping of Lymphoma.

Grosu HB, Iliesiu M, Caraway NP, Medeiros LJ, Lei X, Jimenez CA, Morice RC, Casal RF, Ost D, Eapen GA.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Sep;12(9):1336-44. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201503-165OC.


Reply: Is Endobronchial Ultrasound Influenced by Sedation Strategy? Comparing Apples to Apples.

Casal RF, Nogueras-González G, Kheradmand F.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun 15;191(12):1470-1. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201503-0650LE. No abstract available.


Authors' reply.

van der Heijden EH, Casal RF, Trisolini R.

Respiration. 2015;89(5):439. doi: 10.1159/000381565. Epub 2015 Apr 16. No abstract available.


Large tracheal varices in a patient with superior vena cava compression.

Goodarzi A, Ong P, Casal RF.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Apr;22(2):e5. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000140. No abstract available.


Complications Following Therapeutic Bronchoscopy for Malignant Central Airway Obstruction: Results of the AQuIRE Registry.

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; AQuIRE Bronchoscopy Registry.

Chest. 2015 Aug;148(2):450-471. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1530.


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.

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.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Mar;12(3):415-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201409-429OC.


Randomized trial of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration under general anesthesia versus moderate sedation.

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.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Apr 1;191(7):796-803. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201409-1615OC.


The use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of thyroid lesions.

Casal RF, Phan MN, Keshava K, Garcia JM, Grosu H, Lazarus DR, Iribarren J, Rosen DG.

BMC Endocr Disord. 2014 Nov 22;14:88. doi: 10.1186/1472-6823-14-88.


Safety of flexible bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in patients with malignant space-occupying brain lesions.

Grosu HB, Morice RC, Sarkiss M, Bashoura L, Eapen GA, Jimenez CA, Faiz S, Lazarus DR, Casal RF, Ost DE.

Chest. 2015 Jun;147(6):1621-1628. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1704.


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.

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; World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Task Force on Specimen Guidelines.

Respiration. 2014;88(6):500-17. doi: 10.1159/000368857. Epub 2014 Nov 5. Review.


Therapeutic bronchoscopy for malignant central airway obstruction: success rates and impact on dyspnea and quality of life.

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; AQuIRE Bronchoscopy Registry.

Chest. 2015 May;147(5):1282-1298. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-1526.


Quality-adjusted survival following treatment of malignant pleural effusions with indwelling pleural catheters.

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.

Chest. 2014 Jun;145(6):1347-1356. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-1908.


Endobronchial ultrasonography-guided transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy for preoperative nodal staging of lung cancer in a veteran population.

Cornwell LD, Bakaeen FG, Lan CK, Omer S, Preventza O, Pickrell B, Nguyen A, Casal RF.

JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov;148(11):1024-9. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3776.


Flexible bronchoscopy.

Casal RF, Ost DE, Eapen GA.

Clin Chest Med. 2013 Sep;34(3):341-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2013.03.001. Epub 2013 Jun 18. Review.


Bronchoscopic findings and bleeding control predict survival in patients with solid malignancies presenting with mild hemoptysis.

Grosu HB, Casal RF, Morice RC, Nogueras-González GM, Eapen GA, Ost D, Sarkiss MG, Jimenez CA.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Aug;10(4):342-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201303-056OC.


Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness in lung cancer staging: the impact of test sequencing on outcomes.

Almeida FA, Casal RF, Jimenez CA, Eapen GA, Uzbeck M, Sarkiss M, Rice D, Morice RC, Ost DE.

Chest. 2013 Dec;144(6):1776-1782. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-3046.


Endobronchial oxygen insufflation: a novel technique for localization of occult bronchopleural fistulas.

Vial MR, Lan C, Cornwell L, Omer S, Casal RF.

Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Apr;10(2):157-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201212-126OT. No abstract available.


Safety and effectiveness of microdebrider bronchoscopy for the management of central airway obstruction.

Casal RF, Iribarren J, Eapen G, Ost D, Morice R, Lan C, Cornwell L, Almeida FA, Grosu H, Jimenez CA.

Respirology. 2013 Aug;18(6):1011-5. doi: 10.1111/resp.12087.


Stents are associated with increased risk of respiratory infections in patients undergoing airway interventions for malignant airways disease.

Grosu HB, Eapen GA, Morice RC, Jimenez CA, Casal RF, Almeida FA, Sarkiss MG, Ost DE.

Chest. 2013 Aug;144(2):441-449. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-1721.

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