Frederick Fricker, M.D.

Frederick J Fricker, M.D.

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Publications

Combined Hybrid Procedure and VAD insertion in 9 High-Risk Neonates and Infants with HLHS.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2021

Thenar Muscle Oxygen Saturation Using Vascular Occlusion Test: A Novel Technique to Study Microcirculatory Abnormalities in Pediatric Heart Failure Patients.
Pediatric cardiology
2019

Heart Transplantation for Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Overview and Special Considerations
Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications
2018

Heart Transplant in Patient With Isolated Left Superior Vena Cava by Atrial Appendage Rotation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
2018

End-organ recovery post-ventricular assist device can prognosticate survival.
Journal of critical care
2018

Double-outlet right ventricle revisited.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
2017

Elevated pre-transplant pulmonary vascular resistance is not associated with mortality in children without congenital heart disease: a multicenter study.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2015

Ventricular septal defect.
Orphanet journal of rare diseases
2014

Virus-Derived Immunomodulatory Therapeutics for Heart Transplantation
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2012

Is Adolescence An Independent Risk Factor for Rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplantation, Independent of Age At Listing?
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2012

Use of 320-detector computed tomographic angiography for infants and young children with congenital heart disease.
Pediatric cardiology
2011

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in children: recent outcomes and response to dual rituximab/low-dose chemotherapy combination.
Pediatric transplantation
2010

Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Children: Recent Outcomes and Response To Dual Rituximab/Chemotherapy Combination
American Journal of Transplantation
2010

Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Children: Recent Outcomes and Response To Dual Rituximab/Chemotherapy Combination
American Journal of Transplantation
2010

Effect of IVIG administration on complement activation and HLA antibody levels.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
2010

Decline in Rejection in the First Year After Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation: a Multi-Institutional Study
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2010

Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in Children: Recent Clinical Characteristics, Outcomes and Response To Dual Rituximab/Chemotherapy Combination
American Journal of Transplantation
2009

Evaluating the extracardiac Fontan conduit by multislice computed tomography: an emerging modality.
Cardiology in the young
2009

Decline in Rejection Hi the First Year After Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation: a Multi-Institutional Study
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
2009

Aortic aneurysms and dissection diagnosed by computed tomography 19 years after repair of coarctation.
Cardiology in the young
2009

Ventricular assist device implantation in the pediatric population: does pump size selection and associated hemodynamics impact outcomes?
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)
2008

Anti-Cd20 Monoclonal Antibody (Rituximab) for Refractory Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (Ptld) in Children: Final Results of a Phase Ii Multi-Center Clinical Trial
American Journal of Transplantation
2008

Biomedical and psychosocial evaluation of "cured" adults with congenital heart disease.
Congenital heart disease
2007

Lymphoproliferative disorders after paediatric heart transplantation: a multi-institutional study.
Lancet (London, England)
2006

Increased myocardial performance index correlates with biopsy-proven rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2006

Genetic linkage of a novel autosomal dominant restrictive cardiomyopathy locus.
Journal of medical genetics
2005

An institutional review of the value of computed tomographic angiography in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac malformations.
Cardiology in the young
2005

Toxic serum trough concentrations after administration of nebulized tobramycin.
Pharmacotherapy
2003

Safety and efficacy of pravastatin therapy for the prevention of hyperlipidemia in pediatric and adolescent cardiac transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2001

Clinical and molecular studies of a large family with desmin-associated restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Clinical genetics
2001

Metabolic aspects of myocardial disease and a role for L-carnitine in the treatment of childhood cardiomyopathy.
Pediatrics
2000

Increased expression of the lymphocyte early activation marker CD69 in peripheral blood correlates with histologic evidence of cardiac allograft rejection.
Transplantation
2000

Glucocorticoid-induced osteopenia in adolescent heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
2000

Balloon aortic valvotomy through a carotid cutdown in infants with severe aortic stenosis: results of the multi-centric registry.
Cardiology in the young
2000

Transcatheter closure of modified Blalock-Taussig shunt with Gianturco-Grifka Vascular Occlusion Device.
Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
1999

Tacrolimus-based triple-drug immunosuppression minimizes serum lipid elevations in pediatric cardiac transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1999

Heart transplantation in children: indications. Report of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Pediatric Committee of the American Society of Transplantation (AST).
Pediatric transplantation
1999

Dobutamine stress echocardiography: experience in pediatric heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1999

Clinical relevance of in vitro propagation of activated lymphocytes from endomyocardial biopsy samples of pediatric heart transplant recipients.
Pediatric transplantation
1998

Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders in pediatric thoracic organ recipients.
The Journal of pediatrics
1997

New-onset diabetes mellitus in pediatric thoracic organ recipients receiving tacrolimus-based immunosuppression.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1997

Long-term survivors of pediatric heart transplantation: a multicenter report of sixty-eight children who have survived longer than five years.
The Journal of pediatrics
1997

Specific mitochondrial DNA deletions in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Cardiovascular research
1996

Mitochondrial function in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Journal of inherited metabolic disease
1996

Interferon-alpha affects the immune response in post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
1996

Experience of FK506 immune suppression in pediatric heart transplantation: a study of long-term adverse effects.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1996

A prospective trial of tacrolimus (FK 506) in clinical heart transplantation: intermediate-term results.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1996

Occult restrictive hemodynamics after pediatric heart transplantation.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1995

Immunosuppression switch in pediatric heart transplant recipients: cyclosporine to FK 506.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1995

Exercise testing in pediatric heart, heart-lung, and lung transplant recipients.
Chest
1995

Critical issues in pediatric lung transplantation.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1995

Chronic rejection in heart-lung transplant recipients: the relationship between obliterative bronchiolitis and coronary artery disease.
Transplantation proceedings
1995

Role of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in infants and children with suspected or possible myocarditis.
British heart journal
1994

Posttransplant coronary artery disease in children. A multicenter national survey.
Circulation
1994

Orthotopic heart transplantation in children with congenital heart disease.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
1994

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support as a bridge to pediatric heart transplantation.
Circulation
1994

Experience with pediatric lung transplantation.
The Journal of pediatrics
1994

Cardiac transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh: 1994 update.
Clinical transplants
1994

Acute myocarditis. Rapid diagnosis by PCR in children.
Circulation
1994

Pediatric retransplantation.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1993

Pediatric lung transplantation: expanding indications, 1985 to 1993.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1993

Pediatric lung transplantation. The years 1985 to 1992 and the clinical trial of FK 506.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1993

Improved survival following pediatric cardiac transplantation in high-risk patients.
Circulation
1993

A decade (1982 to 1992) of pediatric cardiac transplantation and the impact of FK 506 immunosuppression.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1993

Toxoplasmosis in pediatric recipients of heart transplants.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
1992

The clinical trial of FK 506 as primary and rescue immunosuppression in pediatric cardiac transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings
1991

Session VII: Physiologic and psychological growth and development in pediatric heart transplant recipients.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1991

Preliminary experience with FK506 in thoracic transplantation.
Transplantation
1991

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease in thoracic organ transplant patients: ten years of cyclosporine-based immunosuppression.
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
1991

Guidelines for pediatric therapeutic cardiac catheterization. A statement for health professionals from the Committee on Congenital Cardiac Defects of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the American Heart Association.
Circulation
1991

Cardiac transplantation in children.
Perspectives in pediatric pathology
1991

A clinical trial of FK 506 as primary and rescue immunosuppression in cardiac transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings
1991

Pediatric cardiac transplantation.
Cardiovascular clinics
1990

Heart transplantation in patients with malignant disease.
The Journal of heart transplantation
1990

Coronary arteriosclerosis in pediatric heart transplant survivors: limitation of long-term survival.
The Journal of pediatrics
1990

Lessons learned in pediatric heart transplantation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
1989

Infections in pediatric orthotopic heart transplant recipients.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
1989

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock in children.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
1989

Cardiac transplantation in children.
Cardiology clinics
1989

Late follow-up of children after heart transplantation.
Transplantation proceedings
1988

Experience with heart transplantation in children.
Pediatrics
1987

Cyclosporine kinetics in pediatric patients with congestive heart failure.
Transplantation proceedings
1987

Ventricular septal defect associated with aneurysm of the membranous septum.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1985

Successful dilatation of a stenotic Blalock-Taussig anastomosis by percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty.
The American journal of cardiology
1985

Echocardiographic findings before and after liver transplantation.
The American journal of cardiology
1985

Surgical management of univentricular heart with subaortic obstruction.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
1984

Unilateral pulmonary vein atresia: clinical and radiographic spectrum.
Pediatric cardiology
1983

The anatomical heterogeneity of hearts lacking a patent communication between the left atrium and the ventricular mass ('mitral atresia') in presence of a patent aortic valve.
European heart journal
1983

Hemodynamic function after the Mustard operation for transposition of the great arteries.
The American journal of cardiology
1983

Congestive heart failure and absent femoral pulses in newborns without coarctation of the aorta.
Chest
1983

Left atrioventricular valve atresia: clinical management.
Circulation
1980

Coarctation of the aorta in children. Late results after surgery.
American journal of diseases of children (1960)
1980

Absent right superior vena cava with persistent left superior vena cava: implications and management.
The American journal of cardiology
1980

Pneumonectomy for intractable left bronchial compression in d-transposition of the great arteries.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1979

Iliac venous thrombosis in infants and children after cardiac catheterization.
Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
1979

Anomalous left pulmonary artery: successful management.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1979

Echocardiographic and hemodynamic correlation in transposition of the great arteries.
Circulation
1978

Clinical use of blade atrial septostomy.
Circulation
1978

Clinical implications of postoperative unilateral phrenic nerve paralysis.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1978

Valve replacement in children and adolescents.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
1977

Research Interests

Dr. Fricker specializes in the non-surgical aspects of pediatric heart and lung transplantation, and in treating patients with pulmonary hypertension. His research has focused on immune-suppression strategies after heart transplantation in children.