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  • Moosa HH, Berceli SA, Sheppeck RA, Ligush J, Warty VS, Borovetz HS.  Biomechanic, morphologic, and metabolic indices of cryopreserved human saphenous vein. Transactions of the Society for Biomaterials / International Biomaterials Symposium 1991;XVI:147.

  • Ligush J, Labadie RF, Ochoa JB, Borovetz HS.  Evaluation of nitric oxide mediated vasodilation utilizing ex-vivo perfusion of an intact vessel. Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery 1991;25:78.

  • Borovetz HS, Berceli SA, Herman IM, Labadie RF, Ligush J, Moosa HH, Tanksale S, Warty VS. Bioengineering-biological study of arterial disease. Proceedings of the Cardiovascular Science and Technology Conference (AAMI) 1991:53.

  • Medich DS, Ochoa JB, Ligush J, Kispert PK.  Jaundiced serum increases cytokine production by normal macrophages.  Abstracts from the Society of University Surgeons - Resident's Day 1992:121.

  • Labadie RF, Antaki JF, Katayal S, Ligush J, Borovetz HS. Bioengineering-biological study of arterial disease.  Proceedings of the Cardiovascular Science and Technology Conference (AAMI) 1992:97.

  • Zenni GC, Gray JL, Appelgren EO, Kim DU, Berceli S, Ligush J, Borovetz HS, Greisler HP.  Modulation of myofibroblast proliferation by vascular prosthesis biomechanics.  Transactions of the Society for Biomaterials / International Biomaterials Symposium1993;XIX:312.

  • Bhade S, Labadie R, Berceli SA, Ligush J, Warty V, Borovetz H, Herman I.  Modulation of vascular actin isoforms and isoactin mRNA during hemodynamic-induced arterial remodeling. FASEB, 1993.

  • Criado E, Marston WA, Chuter T, Baird CW, Ligush J, Mauro MA, Keagy BA.  An aortic aneurysm model for the evaluation of endovascular exclusion prostheses. The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery:  Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting, 1995.

  • Ligush J, Owens LV, Keagy BA. Inhibition of smooth muscle proliferation with c- mycantisense oligonucleotide in a fibrin glue delivery system. Society of Vascular Surgery / North Amierican Chapter of the International Society for Cardiovascular Poster Outline and Abstract Manual 1995:56.

  • Ligush J, Criado E, Keagy, BA. Innominate artery occlusive disease:  management with central reconstructive techniques.  Twentieth Annual Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society Abstract Manual 1995; Abstract no. 4.

  • Ligush J, Burnham CB, Burnham SJ, Owens LV, Keagy BA. Accuracy of duplex scanning in occlusive disease of the supra-aortic trunks.  Society of Vascular Technology Abstract Manual 1995;18:41.

  • Burnham CB, Ligush J, Burnham SJ. Doppler velocity redifined for the 60% carotid stenosis. Society of Vascular Technology Abstract Manual1995;18:39.

  • Ligush J, Criado E, Burnham SJ, Johnson G, Keagy BA. Management and outcome of chronic atherosclerotic infrarenal aortic occlusion.  Southern Association for Vascular Surgery:  Final Program1996;20:44.

  • Criado E, Marston WA, Ligush J, Mauro MA, Keagy BA. Endovascular repair of peripheral aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and arteriovenous fistulae.  Southern Association for Vascular Surgery: Final Program1996;20:36.

  • Criado E, Marston WA, Ligush J, Burnham SJ, Keagy BA. Endovascular treatment of lesions involving branches of the aortic arch.  Peripheral Vascular Society - Sixth Annual Winter Meeting 1996:Abstract no. 3.

  • Hansen KJ, Deitch JS, Appel RG, Ligush J, Plonk GW, Dean Rh. Renal artery repair:  experience with operative failures.  Southern Surgical Association Program 1997;109:16.

  • Ligush J, Reavis SW, Preisser JS, Hansen KJ.  Duplex ultrasound defines operative strategies for patients with limb threatening ischemia. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery:  Final Program1998;22:56.

  • Grimsley BR, McLean MV, Hansen KJ, Ligush J.  Selective use of dobutamine stress echocardiography for preoperative and late cardiac risk assessment in major vascular surgery.  Southern Association for Vascular Surgery: Final Program 1999;23:38.

  • Cherr GS, Hansen KJ, Craven TE, Motew SJ, Travis JA, Ligush J, Appell RG, Dean RH.  Management of ischemic nephropathy:  dialysis- free survival after surgical repair. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery:  Final Program 2000;24:62.

  • Cherr GS, Hansen KJ, Craven TE, Motew SJ, Levy PJ, Freedman BI, Ligush J, Geary RL, Plonk GW, Dean RH. Surgical management of atherosclerotic renovascular disease. Society for Vascular Surgery.  Final Program 2001;55:88.

  • Pearce J, Edwards M, Eskrige M, Hansen K, Ligush J. Comparative analysis of preoperative medical risk factors and perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open versus endovascular repair of infrarenal AAA:  Is there really a difference? Southern Association for Vascular Surgery: Final Program 2000;26:72-74.

  • Levy PJ, Jones DE, Cherr GS, Ligush J, Hansen KJ, Smith KS. Quality of life in patients with premature peripheral arterial disease. Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology. Final Program 2003.

  • Ligush, J “Cryopreserved Human Saphenous Vein as a Bypass Conduit”.  Allegheny Vascular Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1991.

  • Ligush, J “Biomechanic, Morphologic, and Metabolic Indices of Cryopreserved Human Saphenous Vein”. 17th Annual Society for Biomaterials/International Biomaterials Symposium, Scotsdale, Arizona, May 2, 1991.

  • Ligush, J “Evaluation of Nitric Oxide Mediated Vasodilation Utilizing Ex-vivo Perfusion of an Intact Vessel”. 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Academic Surgery, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 21, 1991.

  • Ligush, J “The Influence of Interleukin-1, Tumor Necrosis Factor, and Interferon-Gamma on the Endothelial Cell Metabolism of Low Density Lipoprotein”.  Surgical Forum - American College of Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 12, 1992.

  • Ligush, J “Choice of a Vascular Conduit”.  The Fourth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery. University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 10, 1994.

  • Ligush, J “The Surgeon’s Approach to the Amputee”.  The First Annual Conference on the Comprehensive Management of the Amputee.  University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 21, 1994.

  • Ligush, J “Hemostasis:  Basic and Disordered Clotting”.  Basic Surgical Education Course.- 1995.  University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 21, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Innominate Artery Occlusive Disease:  Management with Central Reconstructive Techniques”.  Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society - Twentieth Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, Louisiana, June 10, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Inhibition of Smooth Muscle Proliferation with C-Myc Antisense Oligonucleotide in a Fibrin Glue Delivery System”. American College of Surgeons-North Carolina Chapter:  Asheville, North Carolina, July 16, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Accuracy of Duplex Scanning in Occlusive Disease of the Supra-Aortic Trunks”.  Society of Vascular Technology. Chicago, Illinois, August 4, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Radiologic Assessment and Treatement of Peripheral Atherosclerotic Arterial Occlusive Disease”.  Society of Vascular Technology: Third Annual Vascular Registry Review and Education Course.  Arlington, Virginia, August 27, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Alternatives to the Abdominal Aorta as an Inflow Source”.  The Fifth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery.  University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 10, 1995.

  • Ligush, J “Management and Outcome of Chronic Atherosclerotic Infrarenal Aortic Occlusion”. Southern Association for Vascular Surgery - Twentieth Annual Meeting.  Naples, Florida, January 26, 1996.

  • Ligush, J “Thoracic Aneurysm in a Right-Sided Aorta”.  Carolina Vascular Society.  Raleigh, North Carolina, March 16, 1996.

  • Ligush, J “Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia:  Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment”.  Current Therapy in Venous Disease. University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 31, 1996.

  • Ligush, J “Deep Venous Thrombosis:  Diagnosis, Prophylaxis, Treatment”. Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) Lecture Series.  Wilkes Regional Medical Center.  North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, November 5, 1996.

  • Ligush, J “Graft Infection”.  The Sixth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery. University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 8, 1996.

  • Ligush, J “Mycotic Aneurysm After Balloon Angioplasty of a Renal Ostial Lesion”. Carolina Vascular Society.  Raleigh, North Carolina, March 15, 1997.

  • Ligush, J “Endovascular Techniques in Peripheral Vascular Surgery”. The Tenth Annual Bowman Gray Surgical Society Symposium. Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, April 11, 1997.

  • Ligush, J “Treatment Options for Acute and Chronic Infrarenal Aortic Occlusion”. The Seventh Annual Vascular Surgery Conference: New Developments in Vascular Surgery.  University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 7, 1997.

  • Ligush, J “Evaluation and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease”.  Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) Lecture Series.  VA Medical Center.  Salisbury, North Carolina, November 19, 1997.

  • Ligush, J “Duplex Ultrasound Defines Operative Strategies for Patients with Limb Threatening Ischemia”.  Southern Association for Vascular Surgery - Twenty-Second Annual Meeting.   Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.  February 23, 1998.

  • Ligush, J "Carotid Endarterectomy for Carotid Disease:  A Surgical Perspective".  Wake Forest University School of Medicine Diagnsotic Ultrasound Course. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. April 13, 1998.

  • Ligush, J "Will Duplex Ultrasound Replace Angiography in Planning Operative Strategies for Infrainguinal Occlusive Disease?" The Eighth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  New Developments in Vascular Surgery. University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 6, 1998.

  • Ligush, J “Update on Endovascular Surgery”.  The Twelth Annual Bowman Gray Surgical Society Symposium.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Winston-Salem, North Carolina, April 30, 1999.

  • Ligush, J “Endovascular Surgery”.  North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.  Asheville, North Carolina, July 17, 1999.

  • Ligush, J "DVT and Chronic Venous Insufficiency".  Medicine '99 Symposium.  Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. Martinsville, Virginia, October 26, 1999.

  • Ligush, J "Complex Aortic Surgery: How do you Preserve Renal Function?" The Ninth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  New Developments in Vascular Surgery.  University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, December 3, 1999.

  • Ligush, J "Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia / Aortic Stent Grafting for the Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms". Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) Lecture Series.  Twin County Regional Hospital.  Galax, Virginia, December 8, 1999.

  • Ligush, J “Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm”. The Thirteenth Annual Bowman Gray Surgical Society Symposium.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Winston- Salem, North Carolina, March 31, 2000.

  • Ligush, J "Managing Claudication: A Surgeon's Perspective / Minimally Invasive Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm".  The Fifith Annual Building Partnerships for Healthier Hearts.  Wake forest University / Baptist Heart Center.  Clemmons, North Carolina, May 19, 2000.

  • Ligush, J "Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms". The North Carolina Surgical Association.  White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, September 22, 2000.

  • Ligsuh, J "Complex Open Aneurysm Repair:  How do you handle the pararenal aneurysm?" The Tenth Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  New Developments in Vascular Surgery.  University of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 2, 2000.

  • Ligush, J "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Evaluation, Management, and New Therapies"  Medicine Grand Rounds.  Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 22, 2001.

  • Ligush, J "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: When to Intervene." The Eleventh Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  New Developments in Vascular Surgery. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 1, 2001.

  • Ligush, J "Fistula versus Shunt:  How Aggressive Should We Be?" The Eleventh Annual Vascular Surgery Conference:  New Developments in Vascular Surgery. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 2, 2001.

  • Ligush, J "Comparative analysis of preoperative medical risk factors and perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing open versus endovascular repair of infrarenal AAA:  Is there really a difference?" Southern Association for Vascular Surgery - Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting.  Miami Beach, Florida.  January 19, 2002.

  • Ligush, J "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Evaluation, Management, and Therapeutic Options" Piedmont Association of Physicians Assistants. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. May 9, 2002.

  • Ligush, J "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Evaluation, Management, and New Therapy".  The North Carolina Surgical Association.  Hot Springs, Virginia. September 27, 2002.

  • Ligush, J "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Evaluation, Management, and New Therapy".  Martha Jefferson Hospital Medical Practice Group.  Martha Jefferson Education Center.  Charlottesville, Virginia. August 20, 2003.

  • Ligush, J “Vascular Disease:  A Vascular Surgeon’s Perspective.” Martha Jefferson Hospital HealthWise Symposium.  Martha Jefferson Education Center.  Charlottesville, Virginia. September 3, 2003.

  • Ligush, J “Vascular Disease: Your Life Depends on it”.  Women’s Heart Conference.  Omni Hotel.  Charlottesville, Virginia.  February 28, 2004.

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  • Kornberg L, Weiner T, Owens LV, Liu ET, Cance WG, Juliano RL. cDNA Cloning of human focal adhesion kinase.  American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, CA, 1994.

  • Owens LV, Weiner T, Xu LH, Sturge GC, Liu ET, Cance WG. Antisense to the focal adhesion kinase gene disrupts human sarcoma growth and adhesion.  American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, 1994.

  • Cance WG, Owens LV, Liu ET, Craven R, Xu LH.  The focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in tumor invasion and metastasis.  Genta Cancer Summit, San Diego, CA, 1994.

  • Cance WG, Owens LV, Craven R, Xu LH, Liu ET.  Protein tyrosine kinases in the progression of human breast cancer.  Special Programs of Research Excellence (Spore) Meeting, Rockville, MD, 1994.

  • Owens LV, Tinsley EA, Criado E, Burnham SJ, Keagy BA. Extrathoracic reconstruction of arterial occlusive disease involving the supraaortic trunks.  Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Cancun, Mexico, 1995.

  • Ligush J, Owens LV, Keagy BA. Inhibition of smooth muscle proliferation with c-myc antisense oligonucleotide in a fibrin glue delivery system.  Society of Vascular Surgery/International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995.

  • Owens LV, Weiner T, Liu ET, Cance WG. Gene-directed therapy to the focal adhesion kinase disrupts sarcoma growth and adhesion. Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995.

  • Owens LV.  The biologic effects of the focal adhesion kinase in tumor invasion and metastasis. Surgical Grand Rounds, UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995.

  • Owens LV, Xu LH, Sturge GC, Craven RJ, Cance WG. Overexpression of the focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in invasive and metastatic thyroid cancer.  Society of Surgical Oncology, Plenary Session, Boston, MA, 1995.

  • Kirby LB, Owens LV, Brown BD, Picker D, Cance WG.  Adjuvant gene-target therapy to focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in human melanoma improves survival and decrease tumor recurrence in-vivo. American Association for Cancer Research, Washington, DC, 1996.

  • Owens LV.  Medical management of peripheral vascular disease. Surgical Grand Rounds, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC, 1999.

  • Owens LV, Farber MA, Young ML, Carlin RE, Criado E, Passman MA, Keagy BA, Marston WA.  The value of air plethysmography in predicting clinical outcome after surgical treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.  American Venous Forum, Phoenix, Arizona, 2000.

  • Farber MA, Carlin RE, Marston WA, Owens LV, Burnham SJ, Keagy BA.  Distal thoracic aorta as inflow for the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia.  Society of Vascular Surgery/International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto, Canada, 2000.

  • Owens LV, Marston WA, Xu LH, Yang XH, Farber MA, Iacocca MV, Cance WG, Keagy BA.  Overexpression of the focal adhesion kinase (p125FAK) in the vascular smooth muscle cells of intimal hyperplasia: a potential target for gene-directed therapy.  Society of Vascular Surgery/International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto, Canada, 2000.

  • McDaniel HB, Marston WA, Farber MA, Owens LV, Young ML, Daniel PF Keagy BA.  Recurrence of leg ulcers associated with chronic venous insufficiency: prediction of frequency based on CEAP criteria.  American Venous Forum, Ft. Meyers, Florida, 2001

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  • Rajagopalan, P., Alley, J., Mukherji, S.K., Castillo, M.  Normal Age- Related Signal Changes of the Laryngeal Cartilages: Prospective Evaluation. American Society of Head and Neck Radiology: Toronto, Canada, 1997.

  • Rajagopalan, P., Wagle, N.S., Mukherji, S.K., Castillo, M.  Imaging of Ocular and Orbital Tumors:  Correlation with Fundoscopic Findings. American Society of Head and Neck Radiology: Toronto, Canada, 1997.

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