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The following is a list of our publications on Hand Transplantation, sorted by date.


  • Risk assessment and management in hand and facial tissue transplantation. Barker, JH, Furr A, Cunningham M, Pushpakumar SB, Wiggins O, Banis JC Jr, Alloway RR, E. Woodle S, Frank JM. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: (2011) 37(5):469-476.
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation: a review of relevant immunological issues for plastic surgeons. Whitaker IS, Duggan EM, Alloway RR, Brown C, McGuire S, Woodle ES, Hsiao EC, Maldonado C, Banis JC Jr, Barker JH. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. (2008);61(5):481-92. Epub (2008) Jan 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 18248779.
  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Functional, Immunological and Ethical Aspects. Marieke Vossen and Pascal Brouha. (John H. Barker, MD, PhD-Mentor) PhD Thesis. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, (2007). ISBN: 978-90-393-4696-9.
  • Microvascular reconstruction of the upper extremity. Iain Whitaker, Ian Josty, Vera C. van-Aalst, Joseph C. Banis, Jr., John H. Barker.(Invited Review) Eur. J. Trauma & Emergency Surg. 33(1):14-23, (2007).
  • Psychosocial Issues in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation. Barckley Storey, Allen Furr, Joseph C. Banis, Michael Cunningham, Dalibor Vasilic, MD, Osborne Wiggins, Serge Martinez, Christopher C. Reynolds, Rachael R Ashcraft and John H. Barker. In: Transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts. In Charles W. Hewitt, WP Andrew Lee and Chad R. Gordon (Eds) Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. New York, (Chapter) 32, (2007), Pp. 452-59. ISBN: 978-0-387-74681-4.
  • Risk Acceptance in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation reconstructive procedures. Pascal Brouha, Deepak Naidu, Michael Cunningham, Allen Furr, Ramsey Majzoub, Federico V. Grossi, Cedric G. Francois, Claudio Maldonado, Joseph C. Banis, Serge Martinez, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Osborne Wiggins, Moshe Kon, John H. Barker. Microsurgery 26:3 144-49. (2006).
  • Vascularized lymph node transplantation induces graft-versus-host-disease in chimeric hosts. Cedric G. Francois, Pascal C.R. Brouha, Luis A. Laurentin-Perez, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Feerico V. Grossi, John H. Barker, Charles W. Hewitt, Diane J. Pidwell, Moshe Kon, Rajendra Ramsamooj, Claudio Maldonado. Transplantation 81(10):1435-1441, May 27, (2006).
  • Investigation of Risk Acceptance in hand transplantation. Ramsey K. Majzoub, Michael Cunningham, Federico Grossi, Joseph C. Banis, Pascal Brouha, Allen Furr, Claudio Maldonado, Osborne Wiggins, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Cedric François, Barckley Storey, Christopher C. Reynolds, Johannes M. Frank, Moshe Kon, John H. Barker. J Hand Surg 31A:295–302. (2006).
  • Risk Acceptance in Laryngeal Transplantation. Christopher C. Reynolds; Serge A. Martinez, MD, JD; Allen Furr, PhD; Michael Cunningham, PhD; Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD; Eric J. Lentsch, MD; Joseph C. Banis, MD; Dalibor Vasilic, MD; Barckley Storey; Osborne Wiggins, PhD; Claudio Maldonado, PhD;  Gustavo Perez-Abadia, MD; John H. Barker, MD, PhD. Laryngoscope 116:1770–1775, (2006).
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation of the hand and face: A new frontier in transplant and reconstructive surgery. Brian Gander, Charles S. Brown, Dalibor Vasilic, M.D., Allen Furr, Ph.D., Joseph C. Banis Jr., M.D., Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D., Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D., Iain Whitaker, M.D., Gustavo Perez-Abadia, M.D., Johannes M. Frank, M.D., Ph.D. and John H.Barker, M.D., Ph.D. Transplant Int 19(11):868, (2006).
  • Bone quality and healing in a swine vascularized bone allotransplantation model using cyclosporine-base immunosuppression therapy. Vossen, M., Edelstein J, Majzoub R, Zdichavsky M, Maldonado C, Perez-Abadia GA, Voor, M., Orbun, H., Tecimer, T., Francois, C., Kon, M., Barker JH. Plast. Reconstr Surg 115(20):529-538, (2005).
  • Bone quality in swine composite tissue allografts: Effects of combination therapy. Vossen, M., Majzoub, R., Edelstein, J., Perez-Abadia GA., Voor, M., Maldonado, C., Tecimer, T., Jevans, A., Zdichavskt, M., Frank, JM., Francois, C., Kon, M. and Barker JH. Transplantation 80(4):487-493, (2005).
  • Risk acceptance in composite tissue allotransplantation reconstructive procedures: Instrument design and validation. Cunningham, M. Majzoub, R. Brouha, PCR, Laurentin-Perez LA, Naidu, DK, Maldonado, C., Banis, JC., Grossi, F., Frank, JM., Barker, JH. European Journal of Trauma 30:12-16, (2004).
  • Lymphadenctomy prior to rat hind limb allotransplantation prevents graft-versus-host disease in chimeric hosts. Brouha PCR , Perez-Abadia G, Francois, CG, Laurentin-Perez LA , Gorantla V, Vossen M, , Tai C, Pidwell DJ, , Anderson G, Stadelmann WK, Hewitt C, Kon M, Barker JH, Maldonado C. Transplantation Int 17:341-350, (2004).
  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation in Chimeric Hosts Part I. Prevention of Graft-Versus-Host Disease. W, Kakoulidis T, Ogden L, Pidwell D, Anderson GL, Maldonado C, , Barker JH. Transplantation 75(7):922-32, (2003).
  • Low dose immunosuppression in a rat hind limb transplantation model. G Perez-Abadia, L Laurentin-Perez, V Gorantla, CG Francois, M Vossen, P Brouha, HI Orham, GL Anderson, C Maldonado, DJ Pidwell, W Breidenbach, JH Barker. Transplantation Int 16:835-842, (2003).
  • CTA in chimeric hosts Part II. A clinically feasible protocol to induce tolerance in a rat model. KA Prabune, V Gorantla, G. Perez-Abadia, CG Francois, M. Vossen, LA Laurentin-Perez, WC Breidenbach, GG Wang, GL Anderson, DJ Pidwell, JH BARKER, C Maldonado. Transplantation 76(11):1548–1555, (2003).
  • Donor/Recipient skin and whole-blood cyclosporine A levels in a swine composite tissue allograft model: Correlation and relationship to rejection. J. Edelstein, J.W. Jones, X. Ren, T. Ustuner, M. Zdichavsky, G. Perez-Abadia, D.K. Granger, A.W. Jevans, C. Maldonado, W. Breidenbach, J.H. Barker and S.A.. Gruber.  Transplantation Proceedings, 34: 1315-19, (2002).
  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (CTA): Present state and future outlook. Barker JH, Francois CG, Frank JM, Maldonado C.  Transplantation, 73(5): 832-35, (2002).
  • Targeting of glycosaminoglycan-cytokine interactions as a novel therapeutic approach in allotransplantation Transplantation. Fernandez-Botran, R., Gorantla, V., Sun, X., Ren, X., Perez-Abadia, G., Maldonado, C., Ray, M., Barker, JH. 74(5):623-9, (2002).
  • Vascularized Bone Marrow Transplantation: Fact or Fiction? Vossen M, Gorantla VS, Perez-Abadia G, Brouha PCR, Francois CG, Laurentin-Perez L, Pidwell DJ, Maldonado CJ, Breidenbach WC, Kon M, Barker JH. Surg Forum 52:526-527, (2001).
  • Prevention of graft-versus-host disease in chimeric hosts after limb allotransplantation. Brouha P, MD, Perez-Abadia G, MD, Francois C, MD, Gorantla V, Vossen M, MD, Laurentin-Perez L, MD, Maldonado, PhD C, Anderson GL, PhD, Kon M, MD, PhD, and Barker JH, MD. Surg Forum 52:527-529, (2001).
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA): Current Status and Future Insights. Gorantla V, Maldonado, C. Frank J, Barker JH. Eur J Trauma, 7 (6): 267-274, (2001).
  • Successful hand transplantation: one-year follow-up. Jones JW, Gruber SA, Barker JH, Breidenbach WC. NEJM, 343(7): 468-473, (2000).
  • Hand transplantation: comparisons and observations of the first four clinical cases. Francois C, Breidenbach WC, Maldonado C, Kakoulidis T, Dubernard J, Pei G, Ren X, Barker JH. Microsurgery, 20(8): 360-371, (2000).
  • Immunosuppressive agents used in transplantation: mechanisms of action, adverse effects and current anti-rejection strategies. Gorantla VS, Barker JH, Jones, JW, Prabhune KA, Maldonado C, Granger DK. Microsurgery, 20(8): 420-429, (2000).
  • Mixed allogeneic chimerism and tolerance to composite tissue allografts. Prabhune KA, Gorantla VS, Maldonado C, Barker JH, Ildstad ST. Microsurgery, 20(8): 441-447, (2000).
  • Swine composite tissue allotransplant model for pre-clinical hand transplant studies. Ustuner ET, Majzoub RK, Ren X, Edelstein J, Zdichavsky M, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH. Microsurgery, 20(8): 400-406, (2000).
  • Local drug delivery to composite tissue allografts. Gruber SA, Shirbacheh MV, Jones JW, Barker JH, Breidenbach W. Microsurgery, 20(8): 407-411, (2000).
  • Radial forelimb osteomyocutaneous flap as a pre-clinical composite tissue allograft (CTA) model in swine. Ren XP, Shirbacheh MV, Ustuner ET, Zdichavsky M, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Breidenbach WC, Frank J, Jones J and Barker JH.  Microsurgery, 20(3): 143-149, (2000).
  • Elastic Properties of Bone in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: the rat hind limb model. Orhun, H, Perez-Abadia G, Gorantla V,   Voor M, Tseng M, Maldonado C, Andersol GL, Ogden L, Breidenbach WC, Barker JH. Surg Forum, 51:463-65, (2000).
  • Composite tissue allograft (CTA): tolerance induction without graft vs host disease (GvHD). Gorantla, V, Perez-Abadia G, Prabhune K, Orhun H., Kakoulidis T, Majzoub R, Maldonado C, Anderson GL, Ogden L, Breidenbach WC, Ildstad S, Barker JH. Surg Forum, 51:578-79, (2000).
  • Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Barker JH., Breidenbach W, Hewitt CW. Special Issue (Invited Section Editor) Microsurgery, 20(8) (2000).
  • Long-term survival of an extremity composite tissue allograft with FK506-mycophenolate mofetil therapy. Jones JW, Ustuner T, Zdichavsky M, Edelstein J, Ren S, Maldonado C, Ray M, Jevans AW, Breidenbach WC, Gruber SA, Barker JH. Surgery 126(3): 384-388, (1999).
  • Scoring of skin rejection in a swine composite tissue allograft model. Zdichavsky M, Jones J, Ustuner TE, Ren X, J, Maldonado C, Breidenbach W, Gruber SA, Ray M and Barker JH. J Surg Res,  85:1-8, (1999).
  • Pharmacokinetics of intraarterial delivery of tacrolimus to the vascularly-isolated rabbit forelimb. Shirbacheh MV, Jones JW, Harralson T, Edelstein J, Tecimer T, Breidenbach WC, Jevans AW, Maldonado C, Barker JH and Gruber SA.  J Pharmacol Exp Thera, 289:1196-1201, (1999).
  • Pharmacokinetic advantage of intra-arterial cyclosporine A delivery to the vascularly-isolated rabbit forelimb. II. Dose dependence. Shirbacheh MV, Jones JW, Harralson TA, Breidenbach WC, Jevans AW, Maldonado C, Barker JH, Gruber SA. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 289:1191-95, (1999).
  • Pharmacokinetic advantage of intraarterial cyclosporin A delivery to the vascularly-isolated rabbit forelimb. I. Model development. Shirbacheh MV, Ren XP, Jones JW, Breidenbach WC, Jevans AW, Fernandez-Botran R, Maldonado C, Barker JH, and Gruber SA. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, 289:1185-90, (1999).
  • Long-term composite tissue allograft survival in a porcine model with cyclosporine A/Mycophenalate Mofetil therapy. Ustuner ET, Zdichavsky M, Ren X, Edelstein J, Maldonado C, Ray M. Jevans AW, Breidenbach WC, Gruber SA, Barker JH, Jones JW. Transplantation 66(12): 1581-87, (1998).
  • Using decision analysis to aid in the introduction of upper extremity transplantation. McCabe SJ, Rodocker GW, Julliard K, Breidenbach WC, Marcell CA, Shirbacheh MV, Barker JH. Transplantation Proceedings, 30(6): 2783-86, (1998).
  • The case for local immunosuppression in composite tissue allotransplantation. Shirbacheh MV, Jones JW, Breidenbach WC, McCabe SJ, Barker JH, Gruber SA. Transplantation Proceedings, 30(6): 2739-42, (1998).
  • Composite Tissue Transplantation: A Clinical Reality? Barker JH, Jones JW, Breidenbach WC. Transplantation Proceedings (Invited Editor), 30(6): 2686-2787, (1998).
  • Hand transplantation: technical, biologic and ethical considerations. Tobin GR, Breidenbach WH, Jones J, Barker JH. Louisville Med 46(4): 183-185, (1998).