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Selected Publications


  1.  Kosir, MA, Chism L, Bland K, Choi L, Gorski D, Simon MS. Common Breast Symptoms: When to refer to a breast surgeon. Advance NP & PA, In Press, 2013.
  2.  Kosir MA, Jia H, Ju D, Lipovich L. Challenging paradigms: Long non-coding RNAs in breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Frontiers in Genetics. Provisional e-PDF published on: 17 Mar 2013.
  3. Yu M, Berk R, Kosir MA. CXCL7-mediated stimulation of lymphangiogenic factors VEGF-C, VEGF-D in human breast cancer cells. J Oncology, 939407, 2010.
  4. Berk RS, Crossland WJ, Kosir MA, Yu M, Wang Y, Alousi S, Hatfield J, Dong Z. Immunohistochemical analysis of ocular platelet basic protein expression during infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Experimental Eye Research. 89:1035-1038, 2009.
  5. Tang Z, Yu M, Miller F, Berk RS, Tromp G, Kosir MA. Increased invasion through basement membrane by CXCL7-transfected breast cells. Am J Surg 196:690-696, 2008.
  6. Kosir MA, Fuller L, Tyburski J, Berant L, Yu M. The Kolb Learning Cycle in ABSITE Remediation: The ACES Course. Am J Surg 196:657-662, 2008.
  7. Yu M, Tang Z, Alousi S, Berk RD, Kosir MA. Expression patterns of lymphangiogenic and angiogenic factors in a model of breast ductal carcinoma in situ. Am J Surg 194 :594-599, 2007.
  8. Francis WP*, Abghari P*, Du W, Rymal C, Suna M, Kosir MA. Improving Surgical Outcomes: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Reduces the Severity of Postoperative Acute Lymphedema, Am J Surgery, 192:636-639, 2006.
  9. Berk RS, Dong Z, Alousi S, Kosir MA, Wang Y. Murine ocular heparanase expression before and during infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2004, 45:1182-7, 2004.
  10. Bland KL*, Perczyk R, Du W, Rymal C, Koppolu P, McCrary R*, Kosir MA. Can a practicing surgeon detect early lymphedema reliably? Am J Surg, 186:509-513, 2003.
  11. Kosir MA, Foley P*, Finkenauer R, Tennenberg S. Multiple heparanases are expressed in polymorphonuclear cells. J Surg Res, 103:100-108, 2002.
  12. Djuric Z, Heilbrun LK, Lababidi S, Berzinskas E, Simon MS, Kosir MA. Levels of 5-Hyroxymethyl-2′-deoxyuridine in DNA from Blood of Women Scheduled for Breast Biopsy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:147-149, 2001.
  13. Kosir MA, Rymal C, Koppolu P, Hryniuk L, Darga L, Du W, Rice V, Mood D, Shakoor S, Wang W, Bedoyan J*, Aref A, Biernat L, Northouse L. Surgical Outcomes after Breast Cancer Surgery: Measuring Acute Lymphedema. J Surg Res 95:147-151, 2001.
  14. Kosir, M.A., Quinn, C.C.V., Wang, W., Tromp, G. Matrix Glycosaminoglycans in the Growth Phase of Fibroblasts: More of the Story in Wound Healing. J Surg Res 92:45- 52, 2000.
  15. Kosir, M.A., Wang, W., Zukowski, K.L., Tromp, G., Barber, J*. Degradation of Basement Membrane by Prostate Tumor Heparanase. J Surg Res 81:42-47, 1999.
  16. Kozol, R.A., Kosir, M.A. Laparoscopic/Endoscopic Repair of Rectal Stricture, J Gastrointestinal Surgery 2:426-429, 1998. (equal co-authors).
  17. Kosir, M.A., Schmittinger, L., Pone, M., Duddella, P., Barno-Winarski, L.*, Perales, A., Lange, P., McGee, K., Beleski, K., Pawlak, J., Mammen, E., Kozol, R. Prospective, Double-Arm Study of Fibrinolysis in Surgical Patients, J Surg Res 74:96-101, 1998.
  18. Kosir, M.A., Quinn, C.C.V., Zukowski, K.L., Grignon, D., Ledbetter, S.A. Prostate Carcinoma Cells Produce Extracellular Heparanase. J Surg Res, 67:97-104, 1997.
  19. Kozol, R., Lange M., Kosir, M., Beleski, K., Mason , K., Tennenberg, S., Huang C. A Prospective, Randomized Study of Open vs. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair. Arch Surg 132:292-295, 1997.
  20. Kosir, M.A., Kozol, R., Perales, A., McGee, K., Beleski, K., Lange, P. Is DVT Prophylaxis Overemphasized? A Randomized Prospective Study. J Surg Res 60:289-292, 1996.
  21. Kosir, M.A., Quinn, C.C.V. Sorting of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan into Matrix Compartments of Prostate Adenocarcinoma Cells. J Surg Res 58:46-52, 1995.
  22. Dahn, M.S., Lange, M.P., Kosir, M.A. Splanchnic Metabolism Associated with Liver Metastasis. Intensive Care Med 21:352-355, 1995.
  23. Kosir, M.A. The Roux-en-y Anastomosis. Surgical Opinions, 4:No. 4, 1992.



  • Kosir, M.A., Blondell, R., Gregorian, C.A. Breast Problems, in When To Call the Surgeon in Primary Care, R.A. Kozol, D. Fromm, and J. Konen, (eds.), F.A. Davis, Co., Pg. 56-68, 1998.
  • Role: Equal co-authors with chapter co-written with family practitioner (Dr. Blondell) and radiologist (Dr. Gregorian).