Professor John Pepper’s Reference List

(All publications from 2015 to June 2017)

  1. Treasure T, Pepper J: Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS) Compared with Alternatives for People with Life-Threatening Genetically Determined Aneurysms of the Aortic Root. Diseases 2015, 3(1), 2-14; doi:10.3390/diseases3010002.
  2. Pepper JR, Coonar A: High risk surgery; the courage to fail: J.Roy.Soc.Med. 2015 Feb;108(2):44-6
  3. Westaby S, Baig K, DeSilva R, Unsworth-White J, Pepper J: Recruitment to UK cardiothoracic surgery in the era of public outcome reporting. Eur.J.Cardiothorac.Surg, 2015 Apr;47(4):679-83; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezu509.
  4. Treasure T, Mohiaddin R, Pepper J: Letter to N.Engl.J.Med. 2015; 372:979-980.
  5. Kolyva C, Pantalos GM, Pepper JR, Khir AW: Does conventional intra-aortic balloon pump trigger timing produce optimal hemodynamic effects in vivo? Int.J.Artif.Organs 2015 Mar 38(3):146-53.; DOI: 10.5301/ijao.5000385.
  6. Jarral OA, Kidher E, Patel VM, Nguyen B, Pepper J, Athanasiou T: Quality of life after intervention on the thoracic aorta. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 07 Apr 2015. DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv119.
  7. Morley-Smith A, Simon AR, Pepper JR: Implanted Cardiac Support Devices – Chapter 31, P 267 – 275. ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care 2nd edition. Eds: M.Tubaro, P. Vranck, S.Price, C. Vints. OUP 2015.
  8. Bruti G, Kolyva C, Pepper JR, Khir AW: Measurements of intra-aortic balloon wall movement during inflation and deflation: effects of angulation. Artif.Organs 2015. Aug. 39(8):E154-63.  8 May 2015.  DOI: 10.1111/aor.12509.
  9. Chan KM, Pepper JR: Surgical treatment of moderate ischaemic mitral regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30;372(18):1770-1. Doi:10.1056/MEJMc1503128#SA3.
  10. Singh SD, Xu XY, Pepper JR, Treasure T, Mohiaddin RH: Biomechanical properties of the Marfan’s aortic root and ascending aorta before and after personalised external aortic root support surgery. Med.Eng.Phys. doi: org/10.1016/j.medengphy 2015.05.010.
  11. Chan KMJ, Pepper JR: Letter to Editor. N.Engl.J.Med. 2015; 372: 1770-1771.
  12. Treasure T, Pepper J, Mohiaddin R: Atenolol versus Losartan in Marfan’s Syndrome. N Engl. J Med. 2015 Mar 5;372(10):978-9.
  13. Murphy GJ, Pike K, Rogers CA, Wordsworth S, Stokes EA, Angelini GD, Reeves BC; TITRe2 Investigators: Liberal or restrictive transfusion after cardiac surgery. N Eng J Med. 2015 Mar 12;372(11):997-1008. Doi:10.1056 NEJMoa1403612.
  14. Izgi C, Nyktari E, Alpendurada F, Bruengger AS, Pepper J, Treasure T, Mohiaddin R: Effect of personalized external aortic root support on aortic roto motion and distension in Marfan syndrome patients. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 15;197:154-60. Doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.06.015.
  15. Bel A, Borik W, Davidson S, Jelies JM, Stimmer L, Fremes S, Zelenkofske S, Rusconi C, Alexander J, Alexander D, Menasche P, Pepper J: Inhibition of factor IXa by the pegnivacogin system during cardiopulmonary bypass: a potential substitute for heparin.  A study in baboons. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016; 49: 682-689.
  16. Hausenloy DJ, L Candilio, R Evans, C Ariti, DP Jenkins, S Kolvekar, R Knight, G Kunst, C Laing, J Nicholas, J Pepper, S Robertson, M Xenou, T Clayton, DM Yellon for ERICCA Trial Investigators: Remote ischemic preconditioning and outcomes in cardiac bypass surgery. NEJM 2015;373:1408-17.
  17. Francis F, Freidin MB, Gashaw H, Reed D, Potter CM, Paul-Clark M, Kirkby NS, Pepper JR, Mitchell JA: Shear stress pattern regulates endothelial cell transcriptome: global gene expression profiles and implications for aortic disease. Eur.Heart J. 2015; 36: 35.
  18. J. Vojacek, A. Mokracek, J. Spatenka, M. Vambera, M. Sulda, M. Setina, J. Burkert, P. Pavel, J. Pepper: Implantation of Cryopreserved Mitral Allograft into theTricuspid Position in an Experimental Study in Sheep: Technical Aspects of Implantation and Immediate Results Evaluated by Epicardial Echocardiography. Zentralbl Chir 2016; 00: 1–6.
  19. Prapa M, Pepper J, Gatzoulis MA: Abnormalities of the Aortic Root. Chapter 34, Volume 1. Moss and Adams’  Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents.  Wolters Kluwer, 9th Edition 2016 ISBN 978-1-4963-0024-9.
  20. Treasure T, Petrou M, Rosendahl U, Austin A, Rega F, Pirk J, Pepper J: Personalised external aoric root support: a review of the current status Eur.J.Cardiothorac.Surg. 2016; doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezw078.
  21. Austin C, Mathur SK, Pepper J: Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS): Utilisation in dilatational aortopathies after the arterial switch operation. Int J Cardiol 2016; 220:772-774.
  22. Hausenloy DJ, Candilio L, Evans R, Ariti C, Jenkins DP, Kolvekar S, Knight R, Kunst G, Laing C, Nicholas JM, Pepper J, Robertson S, Xenou M, Clayton T, Yellon DM: Effect of Remote Ischaemic preconditioning on Clinical outcomes in patients undergoing Coronary Artery bypass graft surgery (ERICCA study): a multicentre double-blind randomised controlled clinical trial. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2016 Jun. PMID: 27359023.
  23. Nienaber CA, Clough RE, Sakalihasan N, Suzuki T, Gibbs R, Mussa F, Jenkins MT, Thompson MM, Evangelista A, Yeh JS, Cheshire N, Rosendahl U, Pepper J: Aortic Dissection. Nature Reviews Disease Primers 2016; 2: 1-17.
  24. Soo A, Mitsos S, Carnoletta M, Pepper J, DeSouza A: A single institution 16 years experience of aortic valve replacement using the Mosaic porcine bioprosthesis. Cardiology. Karger. 2016; 134: 245.
  25. Pepper J: Differential aspects of the disease and treatment of Thoracic Acute Aortic Dissection (TAAD) – the European experience. Ann.Cardiothorac.Surg. 2016; 5(4): 360-367.
  26. Kolya C, Pepper JR, Khir AW: Newly shaped intra-aortic balloons inmprove the performance of counterpulsation at the semi-recumbent position. Artif.organs 2016; 40(8): E146 – E157.
  27. Nienaber CA, Sakalihasan N, Clough RE, Aboukoura M, Mancuso E, Yeh JS, Defraigne JO, Cheshire N, Rosendahl UP, Pepper J: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in proximal (type A) aortic dissection: Ready for a broader application? J.Thorac.Cardiovasc.Surg. 2016 (Aug 29) doi.10.10.1016/j.jctvs.2016.07.078.
  28. Patil P, Falconieri F, Pepper J, Bahrami T: How to do it – Implantation technique for newer generation sutureless/rapid deployment aortic valve replacement. J. Heart Valve Dis. 2016; 25(2): 227-229.
  29. Chan KMJ & Pepper JR: Treatment of Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation by Mitral Repair and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Chapter in Functional Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation Ed. Chan KMJ Springer 2017. PP 67-78.
  30. Pepper J: Team building and subspecialisation in aortic surgery. Chapter in Perspectives in Cardiac Surgery Volume ll Ed: Modi P, Ionescu M. 2017. PP 75-86.
  31. Tavazzi G, Kontogeorgis A, Guarracino F, Bergsland N, Martinez-Naharro A, Pepper J, Price S: Heart Rate Modification of Cardiac Output Following Cardiac Surgery: The Importance of Cardiac Time Intervals.  Crit Care Med 21 Apr 2017.
  32. Pepper J: Better Understanding of Quality of Life for those living with Marfan Syndrome. Editorial in J.Am.Coll.Cardiol. 2017; 69(23); 22.