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Division of Thoracic Surgery
Vancouver General Hospital

Dr. McGuire's Research and Publications


  1. Hilrenzat, R, Deen SA, Yee J, Grant KA, Ashrafi AS, Coughlin S, McGuire AL. (2021). Thoracic Surgeon Impressions of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Lung Cancer Care – Lessons from the First Wave in Canada. Current Oncology. 2021, Volume 28, Issue 1, 940-949

  2. Coutsinos A, Grant K, Yee J, McGuire AL. (2020). Commentary: Evolving clinical value of pulmonary nodule image-guided localization technology for the thoracoscopic surgeon. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Techniques. (3): 336-337. Epub July 30, 2020.

  3. Myers R, Brauer M, Dummer T, Atkar-Khattra S, Yee J, Melosky B, Ho C, McGuire AL, Sun S, Grant K, Lee A, Lee M, Yuchi W, Tammemagi M, Lam S. High-Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Among Never Smokers Versus Ever Smokers With Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2021 Nov;16(11):1850-1858. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2021.06.015. Epub 2021 Jul 10. PMID: 34256112.

  4. McGuire AL, Hughesman C, McConechy M, Melosky B, Lam S, Yip S. (2020). Optimizing Molecular Residual Disease Detection Using Liquid Biopsy Postoperatively in Early Stage Non-small-cell Lung Cancer. Lung Cancer Management. 2020;9(2):LMT24. PMID: 32346401

  5. Mackay EM, McGuire AL. Reply: The molecular basis of tumor biology-an evolving field with far-reaching implications in the diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment of our patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 18:S0022-5223(20)33098-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.11.044. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33349446.

  6. McGuire AL. (2020). Commentary: Molecular biology, location, and survival following pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal carcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. S0022-5223(20)31031-X. PMID: 32507301

  7. McGuire AL, Yee J. Commentary: Navigating the perils of neoadjuvant chemoradiation for esophageal surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):2108-2109. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.073. Epub 2019 Oct 26. PMID: 31926732.

  8. Ho, S, Lefresnes D, Liebermann M, McGuire A, Palma D, Pender A, Snow S, Tremblay A, Myers R. (2019). Lung cancer in Canada. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 14(7): 1128-1130. PMID: 31235034

  9. McGuire AL, Vieira A, Grant K, Mayo K, Sedlich Y, Choi J, Yee J. (2019). Computed tomography-guided platinum microcoil lung surgery: A cross-sectional study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. (2): 594-600. PMID:31196759

  10. McGuire AL, Myers R, Grant K, Lam S, Yee J. (2019). Diagnostic Accuracy and Sensitivity for Malignancy of Radial-Endobronchial Ultrasound and Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy for Sampling of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. PMID:31985505

  11. McGuire AL, Yee J. (2018). Precise capture of Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality (TMM): Essential to the process and culture of quality improvement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 155(3):1309 – 1310. PMID: 29452471

  12. McGuire AL, Yee J. (2018). Clinical outcomes of polymeric sealant use in pulmonary resection: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 10(32):S3728-S3739. PMID:30505559

  13. McGuire AL, Mousadoust D, Yeung C, Myers R, Grant K, Nasir B, Yee J (2019). Incidence of parapneumonic empyema and complex parapneumonic effusion: A retrospective cohort study of 1766 pneumonia cases at a tertiary-level regional thoracic surgery referral center. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. DOI: 10.1080/24745332.2019.1598830

  14. Nanji S, Karim S, Tang E, Brennan K, McGuire AL, Booth C. (2018). Pulmonary metastectomy for colorectal cancer: the role of lymph nodes and independent predictors of survival in routine surgical practice. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 105(6): 1605-1612. PMID:29518384

  15. Gilbert S, McGuire AL, Maghera S, Sundaresan SR, Seely AJ, Maziak DE, Shamji FM, Villeneuve PJ. (2015) Randomized trial of digital versus analog pleural drainage in patients with or without a pulmonary air leak after lung resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 150(5):1243-9. PMID:26409729

  16. McGuire AL, Petrcich W, Maziak DE, Shamji FM, Sundaresan SR, Seely AJ, Gilbert S. Digital versus analogue pleural drainage phase 1: prospective evaluation of interobserver reliability in the assessment of pulmonary air leaks. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 21(4):403-7. PMID:26174120

  17. McGuire AL, Maziak DE, Sekhon HS. Diffuse intrapulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. Can Respir J. 2013;20(6):406-408. PMID: 24032122

  18. McGuire AL, Gilbert S. Calculation of individual expected pleural drainage from total body lymph flow: a guide for fast-tracking removal of chest drains. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015;47(1):199. PMID: 24722939

  19. Peel JK, Prisman E, Ng TL, McGuire AL. Ectopic thymoma managed by neck dissection & video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9(12):E1050-E1053. PMID: 29312764

  20. McGuire AL, Gilbert S. Transthoracic Extracorporeal Gastric Conduit Preparation for Minimally Invasive Ivor- Lewis Esophagectomy. Innovations (Phila). 2015;10(4):236-240. PMID: 26368035

  21. Ivanovic J, Maziak DE, Ramzan S, McGuire AL, Villeneuve PJ, Gilbert S, Sundaresan RS, Shamji FM, Seely AJ. Incidence, severity and perioperative risk factors for atrial fibrillation following pulmonary resection. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014;18(3):340-346. PMID: 24336699

  22. McGuire AL, Rubens F. Patients with cancer and central pulmonary emboli treated surgically. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144(3):735-736. PMID: 22898507

  23. McGuire AL, Hopman WM, Petsikas D, Reid K. Outcomes: wedge resection versus lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario 1998-2009. Can J Surg. 2013;56(6):E165-E170. PMID: 24284157

  24. Das S, Grant K, Drewbrook C, Mousadoust D, Myers R, Nasir B, Yee J, McGuire AL. (2017) A Cross-Sectional Study: Chest Tube Drainage Practice Patterns among Canadian Thoracic Surgeons Following Pulmonary Surgery. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 7, 14-21. DOI: 10.4236/ojts.2017.71003.

  25. McGuire AL, Villeneuve PJ, Sekhon H, Gilbert S, Sundaresan RS, Maziak DE, Seely AEJ, Shamji FM. (2016) Predictors of Malignant Pathology and the Role of Trans-Thoracic Needle Biopsy in Management of Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura: A 30-Year Review of a Tertiary Care Center Patient Cohort. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 6, 57-69. DOI: 10.4236/ojts.2016.64008.

  26. Drewbrook C, Das S, Mousadoust D, Nasir B, Yee J, McGuire AL. (2016) Incidence Risk and Predictors of Air Leak in 269 Consecutive Pulmonary Resection Patients Over Nine Months: A Single-center Retrospective Cohort Study. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Nov; 6(4):33-46. Epub 2016 Nov 9. DOI: 10.4236/ojts.2016.64006.

  27. Li J, Turner S, Finlayson G, Nasir B, Yee J, McGuire AL. (2017) A rare case of Boerhaave syndrome presenting with right tension pneumothorax and review of the literature. International Journal of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, 3:025. DOI: 10.23937/2474-3674/1510025.

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