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Research Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Alex Helkin

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Helkin A, Patel S, Gahtan V. Atherosclerosis. In: Valentine RJ, Eidt JE, editors. Scientific American vascular and endovascular surgery [online]. Hamilton (ON): Decker Intellectual Properties; June 2015. doi: 10.2310/7900.3003.

  2. Helkin A, Maier KG, Gahtan V. Thrombospondin-1, -2 and -5 have differential effects on vascular smooth muscle cell physiology. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Jul 11. pii: S0006-291X(15)30273-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.07.044.

  3. Helkin A, Desai P, Bailey I, Bruch D, Maier KG, Gahtan V. Rat Strain Determines Statin Effect on Intimal Hyperplasia following Carotid Balloon Injury. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Feb;63(2):566-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.09.028

  4. Helkin A, Stein JJ, Lin S, Siddiqui S, Maier KG, Gahtan V. Dyslipidemia Part 1 – Review of Lipid Metabolism and Vascular Cell Physiology. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2016 Feb;50(2):107-18. doi: 10.1177/1538574416628654

  5. Gonzalez L, Helkin A, Gahtan V. Dyslipidemia Part 2 – Review of Dyslipidemia Treatment in Patients with Non-Coronary Vascular Disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2016 Feb;50(2):119-35. doi: 10.1177/1538574416628655.

  6. Nguyen HL, Kadam P, Helkin A, Cao K, Wu S, Samara GJ, Zhang Q, Zucker S, Cao J. MT1-MMP Activation of TGF-β Signaling Enables Intercellular Activation of an Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition Program in Cancer. Curr Cancer Drug Targets. 2016 Feb 16.

  7. Helkin A, Jain SV, Gruessner AC, Fleming M, Kohman L, Costanza M, Cooney RN. Just A Number?  How ASA Score Misclassification Underestimates NQSIP Predicted Mortality. (Accepted to the Journal of Perioperative Medicine) 

  8. Helkin A, Desai P, Odugbesi A, Stein JJ, Bruch D, Lawler J, Maier KG, Gahtan V. Fluvastatin inhibits intimal hyperplasia in wild-type but not Thbs1-null mice. Journal of Surgical Research. 2017 April;(210) 1-7.

  9. Yepuri,N, Costanza M, Helkin A, Cooney R. Endovascular stent graft repair of thoracic periaortic hematoma in a patient with concomitant intra-abdominal injury. ( (Accepted to Trauma and Acute Care Open.)

  10. Patel S, Helkin A. Peripheral Vascular Bypass. Surgery-Vascular. St Petersburg, FL, StatPearls Publishing, LLC, 2016 Nov.