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2020

A novel rat microsurgical model to study the immunological characteristics of male genital tissue in the context of penile transplantation

Fidder, S. A. J., Furtmüller, G. J., Matoso, A., Etra, J. W., Lombardo, K., Chicco, M., Oh, B. C., Vasilic, D., Lee, W. P. A., Redett, R. J., Cooney, D. S. & Brandacher, G., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Transplant International.

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Clinical Characteristics of 90 Macrodactyly Cases

Wu, J., Tian, G., Ji, Y., Higgins, J. P. & Lee, W. P. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Hand Surgery.

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Open Access
2019

Characterization of Clinical and Histological Rejection of Male Genital Tissues Using a Novel Microsurgical Rat Penile Transplantation Model

Fidder, S. A. J., Furtmüller, G. J., Simons, B., Oh, B. C., Chicco, M., Etra, J. W., Brayton, C., Cooney, C. M., Vasilic, D., Kern, B., Lough, D., Lee, W. P. A., Redett, R. J., Brandacher, G. & Cooney, D. S., Nov 1 2019, In : Transplantation. 103, 11, p. 2245-2254 10 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Emerging ethical challenges raised by the evolution of vascularized composite allotransplantation

Caplan, A. L., Parent, B., Kahn, J., Dean, W., Kimberly, L. L., Lee, W. P. A. & Rodriguez, E. D., Jun 1 2019, In : Transplantation. 103, 6, p. 1240-1246 7 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Glial Cell Line–Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Chondroitinase Promote Axonal Regeneration in a Chronic Denervation Animal Model

Sarhane, K. A., Tuffaha, S. H., Ibrahim, Z., Cashman, C. R., Krick, K., Martin, R., Broyles, J. M., Cooney, D. S., Lee, W. P. A., Mi, R., Mao, H. Q., Höke, A. & Brandacher, G., Oct 1 2019, In : Neurotherapeutics. 16, 4, p. 1283-1295 13 p.

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1 Scopus citations

Growth Hormone Improves Nerve Regeneration, Muscle Re-innervation, and Functional Outcomes After Chronic Denervation Injury

Lopez, J., Quan, A., Budihardjo, J., Xiang, S., Wang, H., Kiron Koshy, K., Cashman, C., Lee, W. P. A., Hoke, A., Tuffaha, S. & Brandacher, G., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 3117.

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2 Scopus citations

Macroporous nanofiber wraps promote axonal regeneration and functional recovery in nerve repair by limiting fibrosis

Sarhane, K. A., Ibrahim, Z., Martin, R., Krick, K., Cashman, C. R., Tuffaha, S. H., Broyles, J. M., Prasad, N., Yao, Z. C., Cooney, D. S., Mi, R., Lee, WP. A., Hoke, A., Mao, H. Q. & Brandacher, G., Apr 1 2019, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 88, p. 332-345 14 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Poly(ϵ-Caprolactone) Nanofiber Wrap Improves Nerve Regeneration and Functional Outcomes after Delayed Nerve Repair

Lopez, J., Xin, K., Quan, A., Xiang, S., Barone, A. A. L., Budihardjo, J., Musavi, L., Mulla, S., Redett, R., Martin, R., Mao, H. Q., Andrew Lee, W. P., Ibrahim, Z. & Brandacher, G., Jul 1 2019, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 144, 1, p. 48e-57e

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The intragraft vascularized bone marrow component plays a critical role in tolerance induction after reconstructive transplantation

Lin, C. H., Anggelia, M. R., Cheng, H. Y., Wang, A. Y. L., Chuang, W. Y., Lin, C. H., Lee, W. P. A., Wei, F. C. & Brandacher, G., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Cellular and Molecular Immunology.

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2018

Desensitization and prevention of antibody-mediated rejection in vascularized composite allotransplantation by syngeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Wang, H. D., Fidder, S. A. J., Miller, D. T., Furtmüller, G. J., Ahmadi, A. R., Nägele, F., Lopez, J., Quan, A., Budihardjo, J., Lough, D. M., Akpinarli, B., Etra, J. W., Vasilic, D., Raimondi, G., Lee, W. P. A., Montgomery, R. A., Sun, Z. & Brandacher, G., Apr 1 2018, In : Transplantation. 102, 4, p. 593-600 8 p.

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4 Scopus citations

From Auto- to Allotransplantation: Immunomodulatory Protocol for Hand and Arm Transplantation

Lee, W. P. A., Shores, J. T. & Brandacher, G., May 18 2018, In : Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 34, 9, p. 683-684 2 p.

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1 Scopus citations

The Ethics of Hand Transplantation: A Systematic Review

Cooney, C. M., Siotos, C., Aston, J. W., Bello, R. J., Seal, S. M., Cooney, D. S., Shores, J. T., Brandacher, G. & Lee, W. P. A., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Hand Surgery. 43, 1, p. 84.e1-84.e15

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5 Scopus citations

The suppression effect of dendritic cells maturation by adipose-derived stem cells through TGF-β1 related pathway

Wang, Y. C., Chen, R. F., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A. & Kuo, Y. R., Sep 15 2018, In : Experimental Cell Research. 370, 2, p. 708-717 10 p.

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6 Scopus citations

Type-I interferons inhibit interleukin-10 signaling and favor Type 1 diabetes development in nonobese diabetic mice

Iglesias, M., Arun, A., Chicco, M., Lam, B., Talbot, C. C., Ivanova, V., Lee, W. P. A., Brandacher, G. & Raimondi, G., Jul 16 2018, In : Frontiers in immunology. 9, JUL, 1565.

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2 Scopus citations
2017

A Novel Rodent Orthotopic Forelimb Transplantation Model That Allows for Reliable Assessment of Functional Recovery Resulting From Nerve Regeneration

Kern, B., Budihardjo, J. D., Mermulla, S., Quan, A., Cadmi, C., Lopez, J., Khusheim, M., Xiang, S., Park, J., Furtmüller, G. J., Sarhane, K. A., Schneeberger, S., Lee, W. P. A., Hoke, A., Tuffaha, S. H. & Brandacher, G., Mar 1 2017, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 17, 3, p. 622-634 13 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Blood product utilization in human upper-extremity transplantation: challenges, complications, considerations, and transfusion protocol conception

Raval, J. S., Gorantla, V. S., Shores, J. T., Lee, W. P. A., Planinsic, R. M., Rollins-Raval, M. A., Brandacher, G., King, K. E., Losee, J. E. & Kiss, J. E., Mar 1 2017, In : Transfusion. 57, 3, p. 606-612 7 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Outcomes after hand and upper extremity transplantation

Shores, J. T., Malek, V., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., May 1 2017, In : Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine. 28, 5, 72.

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33 Scopus citations

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Induction of Muscle-Derived Stem Cells Enhances Vascular Phenotype while Preserving Myogenic Potential

Wang, H. D., Guo, Q., Quan, A., Lopez, J., Alonso-Escalante, J. C., Lough, D. M., Lee, W. A., Brandacher, G. & Kumar, A. R., Oct 1 2017, In : Annals of plastic surgery. 79, 4, p. 404-409 6 p.

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2 Scopus citations
2016

Combined Anti-CD154/CTLA4Ig Costimulation Blockade-Based Therapy Induces Donor-Specific Tolerance to Vascularized Osteomyocutaneous Allografts

Lin, C. H., Wang, Y. L., Anggelia, M. R., Chuang, W. Y., Cheng, H. Y., Mao, Q., Zelken, J. A., Lin, C. H., Zheng, X. X., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., Jul 1 2016, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 16, 7, p. 2030-2041 12 p.

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16 Scopus citations

Does Formal Research Training Lead to Academic Success in Plastic Surgery? A Comprehensive Analysis of U.S. Academic Plastic Surgeons

Lopez, J., Ameri, A., Susarla, S. M., Reddy, S., Soni, A., Tong, J. W., Amini, N., Ahmed, R., May, J. W., Lee, W. P. A. & Dorafshar, A., May 1 2016, In : Journal of Surgical Education. 73, 3, p. 422-428 7 p.

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21 Scopus citations

Growth Hormone Therapy Accelerates Axonal Regeneration, Promotes Motor Reinnervation, and Reduces Muscle Atrophy following Peripheral Nerve Injury

Tuffaha, S. H., Budihardjo, J. D., Sarhane, K. A., Khusheim, M., Song, D., Broyles, J. M., Salvatori, R., Means, K. R., Higgins, J. P., Shores, J. T., Cooney, D. S., Hoke, A., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., Jun 1 2016, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 137, 6, p. 1771-1780 10 p.

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24 Scopus citations

Hand Transplantation

Brandacher, G., Shores, J. T. & Lee, W. P. A., Jul 1 2016, In : Translational Research in Biomedicine. 5, p. 79-92 14 p.

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells Enhance Nerve Regeneration in a Rat Sciatic Nerve Repair and Hindlimb Transplant Model

Cooney, D. S., Wimmers, E. G., Ibrahim, Z., Grahammer, J., Christensen, J. M., Brat, G. A., Wu, L. W., Sarhane, K. A., Lopez, J., Wallner, C., Furtmüller, G. J., Yuan, N., Pang, J., Sarkar, K., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., Aug 11 2016, In : Scientific reports. 6, 31306.

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35 Scopus citations

Orthotopic hind limb transplantation in the mouse

Furtmüller, G. J., Oh, B., Grahammer, J., Lin, C. H., Sucher, R., Fryer, M. L., Raimondi, G., Andrew Lee, W. P. & Brandacher, G., Feb 12 2016, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2016, 108, e53483.

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9 Scopus citations
2015

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Preventing Surgical-Site Infection in Plastic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Consensus Conference Statement from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Ariyan, S., Martin, J., Lal, A., Cheng, D., Borah, G. L., Chung, K. C., Conly, J., Havlik, R., Lee, W. P. A., McGrath, M. H., Pribaz, J. & Young, V. L., Jun 25 2015, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135, 6, p. 1723-1739 17 p.

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49 Scopus citations

Cardiac arrest disrupts caspase-1 and patterns of inflammatory mediators differently in skin and muscle following localized tissue injury in rats: Insights from data-driven modeling

Starzl, R., Wolfram, D., Zamora, R., Jefferson, B., Barclay, D., Ho, C., Gorantla, V., Brandacher, G., Schneeberger, S., Andrew Lee, W. P., Carbonell, J. & Vodovotz, Y., Jan 1 2015, In : Frontiers in immunology. 6, NOV, 587.

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3 Scopus citations

Evaluation of microvascular anastomosis using real-time, ultra-high-resolution, fourier domain doppler optical coherence tomography

Huang, Y., Tong, D., Zhu, S., Wu, L., Mao, Q., Ibrahim, Z., Lee, W. P. A., Brandacher, G. & Kang, J. U., Apr 1 2015, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135, 4, p. 711e-720e

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9 Scopus citations

Functional abdominal wall reconstruction using an innervated abdominal wall vascularized composite tissue allograft: A cadaveric study and review of the literature

Broyles, J. M., Berli, J., Tuffaha, S. H., Sarhane, K. A., Cooney, D. S., Eckhauser, F. E., Andrew Lee, W. P., Brandacher, G., Singh, D. P. & Sacks, J. M., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 31, 1, p. 39-44 6 p.

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7 Scopus citations

Hand and upper extremity transplantation: An update of outcomes in the worldwide experience

Shores, J. T., Brandacher, G. & Lee, W. P. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135, 2, p. 351e-360e

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110 Scopus citations

Reconstruction of large abdominal wall defects using neurotized vascular composite allografts

Broyles, J. M., Sarhane, K. A., Tuffaha, S. H., Cooney, D. S., Andrew Lee, W. P., Brandacher, G. & Sacks, J. M., Oct 1 2015, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 136, 4, p. 728-737 10 p.

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11 Scopus citations

Spontaneous resolution of acute rejection and tolerance induction with IL-2 fusion protein in vascularized composite allotransplantation

Jindal, R., Unadkat, J., Zhang, W., Zhang, D., Ng, T. W., Wang, Y., Jiang, J., Lakkis, F., Rubin, P., Lee, W. P. A., Gorantla, V. S. & Zheng, X. X., May 1 2015, In : American Journal of Transplantation. 15, 5, p. 1231-1240 10 p.

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11 Scopus citations

The academic scholar award of the american association of plastic surgeons: The first 20 years

Sweeney, W. M., Cederna, P. S., Losee, J. E., Lee, W. P. A., Katz, A. J., Rubin, J. P. & Gosain, A. K., Jan 1 2015, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135, 2, p. 438e-444e

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7 Scopus citations
2014

An American society for surgery of the hand (ASSH) task force report on hand surgery subspecialty certification and ASSH membership

Goldfarb, C. A., Andrew Lee, W. P., Briskey, D. & Higgins, J. P., Feb 2014, In : Journal of Hand Surgery. 39, 2, p. 330-334 5 p.

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7 Scopus citations

Characterization, prophylaxis, and treatment of infectious complications in craniomaxillofacial and upper extremity allotransplantation: A multicenter perspective

Broyles, J. M., Alrakan, M., Ensor, C. R., Khalifian, S., Kotton, C. N., Avery, R. K., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A. & Gordon, C. R., Apr 1 2014, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 133, 4, p. 543e-551e

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11 Scopus citations

Clinical application of the FACES score for face transplantation

Chopra, K., Susarla, S. M., Goodrich, D., Bernard, S., Zins, J. E., Papay, F., Lee, W. P. A. & Gordon, C. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 25, 1, p. 64-69 6 p.

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4 Scopus citations

Donor age negatively affects the immunoregulatory properties of both adipose and bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells

Wu, L. W., Wang, Y. L., Christensen, J. M., Khalifian, S., Schneeberger, S., Raimondi, G., Cooney, D. S., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., May 2014, In : Transplant Immunology. 30, 4, p. 122-127 6 p.

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39 Scopus citations

Establishing cephalometric landmarks for the translational study of le fort-based facial transplantation in swine: Enhanced applications using computer-assisted surgery and custom cutting guides

Santiago, G. F., Susarla, S. M., Al Rakan, M., Coon, D., Rada, E. M., Sarhane, K. A., Shores, J. T., Bonawitz, S. C., Cooney, D., Sacks, J., Murphy, R. J., Fishman, E. K., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A., Liacouras, P., Grant, G., Armand, M. & Gordon, C. R., May 2014, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 133, 5, p. 1138-1151 14 p.

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11 Scopus citations

Histomorphometric evaluation of ischemia-reperfusion injury and the effect of preservation solutions histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate and university of Wisconsin in limb transplantation

Hautz, T., Hickethier, T., Blumer, M. J. F., Bitsche, M., Grahammer, J., Hermann, M., Zelger, B., Messner, F., Pechriggl, E. J., Krapf, C., Kimelman, M., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A., Margreiter, R., Pratschke, J. & Schneeberger, S., Oct 15 2014, In : Transplantation. 98, 7, p. 713-720 8 p.

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16 Scopus citations

Insights from computational modeling in inflammation and acute rejection in limb transplantation

Wolfram, D., Starzl, R., Hackl, H., Barclay, D., Hautz, T., Zelger, B., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A., Eberhart, N., Vodovotz, Y., Pratschke, J., Pierer, G. & Schneeberger, S., Jun 13 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 6, e99926.

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12 Scopus citations

Lymphoid neogenesis in skin of human hand, nonhuman primate, and rat vascularized composite allografts

Hautz, T., Zelger, B. G., Nasr, I. W., Mundinger, G. S., Barth, R. N., Rodriguez, E. D., Brandacher, G., Weissenbacher, A., Zelger, B., Cavadas, P., Margreiter, R., Lee, W. P. A., Pratschke, J., Lakkis, F. G. & Schneeberger, S., Jan 1 2014, In : Transplant International. 27, 9, p. 966-976 11 p.

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17 Scopus citations

MEMS-based handheld fourier domain doppler optical coherence tomography for intraoperative microvascular anastomosis imaging

Huang, Y., Furtmüller, G. J., Tong, D., Zhu, S., Lee, W. P. A., Brandacher, G. & Kang, J. U., Dec 4 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 12, e114215.

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12 Scopus citations

Stable mixed hematopoietic chimerism permits tolerance of vascularized composite allografts across a full major histocompatibility mismatch in swine

Mathes, D. W., Solari, M. G., Gazelle, G. S., Butler, P. E. M., Wu, A., Nazzal, A., Nielsen, G. P., Huang, C. A., Sachs, D. H., Lee, W. P. A. & Randolph, M. A., Oct 1 2014, In : Transplant International. 27, 10, p. 1086-1096 11 p.

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10 Scopus citations

The neck as a preferred recipient site for vascularized composite allotransplantation in the mouse

Lin, C. H., Sucher, R., Shih, Y. C., Ng, T. W., Mao, Q., Lin, C. H., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., Feb 1 2014, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 133, 2, p. 133e-141e

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10 Scopus citations

Using the dorsal, cavernosal, and external pudendal arteries for penile transplantation: technical considerations and perfusion territories

Tuffaha, S. H., Sacks, J. M., Shores, J. T., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A., Cooney, D. S. & Redett, R. J., Mar 11 2014, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 134, 1, e111.

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22 Scopus citations
2013

Above-elbow (supracondylar) arm transplantation: Clinical considerations and surgical technique

Shores, J. T., Higgins, J. P. & Lee, W. P. A., Dec 1 2013, In : Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 17, 4, p. 221-227 7 p.

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11 Scopus citations

A modified heterotopic swine hind limb transplant model for translational vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) research

Ibrahim, Z., Cooney, D. S., Shores, J. T., Sacks, J. M., Wimmers, E. G., Bonawitz, S. C., Gordon, C., Ruben, D., Schneeberger, S., Lee, W. P. A. & Brandacher, G., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 80

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13 Scopus citations

Cutaneous Collateral Axonal Sprouting Re-Innervates the Skin Component and Restores Sensation of Denervated Swine Osteomyocutaneous Alloflaps

Ibrahim, Z., Ebenezer, G., Christensen, J. M., Sarhane, K. A., Hauer, P., Cooney, D. S., Sacks, J. M., Schneeberger, S., Lee, W. P. A., Polydefkis, M. & Brandacher, G., Oct 18 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 10, e77646.

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5 Scopus citations

Functional outcomes following multiple acute rejections in experimental vascularized composite allotransplantation

Unadkat, J. V., Bourbeau, D., Afrooz, P. N., Solari, M. G., Washington, K. M., Pulikkottil, B. J., Weber, D. J. & Lee, W. P. A., May 1 2013, In : Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 131, 5, p. 720e-730e

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6 Scopus citations

Monocytes loaded with indocyanine green as active homing contrast agents permit optical differentiation of infectious and non-infectious inflammation

Christensen, J. M., Brat, G. A., Johnson, K. E., Chen, Y., Buretta, K. J., Cooney, D. S., Brandacher, G., Lee, W. P. A., Li, X. & Sacks, J. M., Nov 25 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 11, e81430.

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3 Scopus citations

Near-infrared lymphography as a minimally invasive modality for imaging lymphatic reconstitution in a rat orthotopic hind limb transplantation model

Buretta, K. J., Brat, G. A., Christensen, J. M., Ibrahim, Z., Grahammer, J., Furtmüller, G. J., Suami, H., Cooney, D. S., Lee, W. P. A., Brandacher, G. & Sacks, J. M., Sep 1 2013, In : Transplant International. 26, 9, p. 928-937 10 p.

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9 Scopus citations