Meng Xu, M.S.

Biostatistician III

Phone: 615-936-6974
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
2525 West End Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203


May 2013---Present: Biostatistician III, Vanderbilt University

Sept. 2001---April 2013: Biostatistician & Senior Biostatistician, Cleveland Clinic

May 2001---July 2001: Summer intern, Los Alamos National lab

Curriculum vitae

Meng Xu's CV


US patent No: US8155735 B2 "Prediction and prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients"

Methodology publication

Assessing production quality with nonstandard measurement errors (JQT Vol. 36 No. 2 April 2004).

Peer-reviewed publications

1. Koltai PJ, Solares CA, Mascha EJ, Xu M : Intracapsular Partial tonsillectomy for tonsillar hypertrophy in children (Laryngoscope. 2002 Aug; 112 (8 Pt 2 Suppl 100): 17-9

2. Koltai PJ, Solares CA, Koempel JA, Hirose K, Abelson TI, Drakovita PR, Chan J, Xu M, Mascha EJ: Intracapsular tonsillar reduction (partial tonsillectomy): reviving a historical procedure for obstructive sleep disordered breathing in children. (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Nov;129(5):532-8)

3. Stoller Jk, Xu M, Mascha E, Rice R : Long-term outcomes for patients discharged from a long-term hospital-based weaning unit. (Chest. 2003 Nov;124(5):1892-9)

4. Chalita MR, Xu M, Drueger RR : Correlation of aberrations with visual symptoms using wavefront analysis in eyes after laser in situ keratomileusis. (J Refract Surg. 2003 Nov-Dec;19(6):S682-6)

5. Chalita MR, Chavala S, Xu M, Krueger RR: Wavefront analysis in post-LASIK eyes and its correlation with visual symptoms, refraction, and topography (Ophthalmology. 2004 Mar;111(3):447-53)

6. Chalita MR, Finkenthal J, Xu M, Drueger RR : DARWave wavefront measurement in normal eyes. (J Refract Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr;20(2):132-8)

7. Spaliviero M., Ramani A., Xu M., Hasan W., Desai M., Singh D., Kaouk J., Gill I: Bioadhesive (Floseal) in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Impact on Learning Curve (J Urol 171 (suppl) 1298, p. 342, 2004)

8. Wilson A., Hamada, M., Xu M : Assessing production quality with nonstandard measurement errors (JQT Vol. 36 No. 2 April 2004)

9. Chalita MR, Xu M, Krueger RR.: Alcon CustomCornea wavefront-guided retreatments after laser in situ keratomileusis. (Journal of Refractive Surgery 2004 Sep;20(5):S624-S630.)

10. Cywinski JB, Parker BM, Xu M, Irefin SA.: A comparison of postoperative pain control in patients after right lobe donor hepatectomy and major hepatic resection for tumor. (Anesth Analg. 2004 Dec;99(6):1747-52)

11. O'Hara JF Jr, Cywinski JB, Tetzlaff JE, Xu M, Gurd AR, Andrish JT. : The effect of epidural vs intravenous analgesia for posterior spinal fusion surgery. (Paediatr Anaesth. 2004 Dec;14(12):1009-15.)

12. Solares CA, Koempel JA, Hirose K, Abelson TI, Reilly JS, Cook SP, April MM, Ward RF, Bent JP 3rd, Xu M, Koltai PJ. : Safety and efficacy of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy in children: a multi-center retrospective case series. ( Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jan;69(1):21-6. Epub 2004 Nov 5)

13. Gill IS, Ramani AP, Spaliviero M, Xu M, Finelli A, Kaouk JH, Desai MM : Improved hemostasis during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy using gelatin matrix thrombin sealant. (Urology. 2005 Mar;65(3):463-6)

14. Solares CA, Penalonzo MA, Xu M, Orellana E: Occult papillary thyroid carcinoma in postmortem species: prevalence at autopsy. (Am J Otolaryngol. 2005 Mar-Apr;26(2):87-90)

15.Casillas S, Hull TL, Zutshi M, Tizcinski R, Bast JF, Xu M : Incontinence after a lateral internal sphincterotomy: are we underestimating it? (Dis Colon Rectum. 2005 Jun;48(6):1193-9)

16. Thota PN, Zuccaro G Jr, Vargo JJ 2nd, Conwell DL, Dumot JA, Xu M : A randomized prospective trial comparing unsedated esophagoscopy via transnasal and transoral routes using a 4-mm video endoscope with conventional endoscopy with sedation. (Endoscopy. 2005 Jun;37(6):559-65)

17. Spaliviero M., Herts B.R., Magi-Galluzzi C., Xu M., Lane B.R., Tucker K.M., Desai M.M., Kaouk J.H.,Gill I.S.: Laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery for cystic tumor ( J Urol 173 (suppl) A1334, p. 362, 2005)

18. Spaliviero M., Finelli A., Moinzadeh A., Xu M., Lane B.R., Ukimura O., Rubinstein M., Desai M.M., Kaouk J.H., Novick A.C., Gill I.S: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: trends assessment in tumor selection and outcomes in 300 cases (J Urol 173 (suppl) A835, p. 227, 2005)

19. Spaliviero M, Herts BR, Magi-Galluzzi C, Xu M, Kaouk JH, Tucker K, Steinberg AP, Gill IS: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for cystic masses. (J Urol. 2005 Aug;174(2):614-9)

20. Waheed S, Chalita MR, Xu M, Krueger RR: Flap-induced and laser-induced ocular aberrations in a two-step LASIK procedure. (J Refract Surg. 2005 Jul-Aug;21(4):346-52)

21. Hayek SM, Paige B, Girgis G, Kapural L, Fattouh M, Xu M , Stanton-Hicks M, Mekhail NA: Tunneled epidural catheter infections in noncancer pain: increased risk in patients with neuropathic pain/complex regional pain syndrome. (Clin J Pain. 2006 Jan;22(1):82-9.)

22. Batur P, Blixen CE, Moore HC, Thacker HL, Xu M : Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) in patients with breast cancer. (Maturitas. 2006 Jan 20;53(2):123-32)

23. Sengul N, Wexner SD, Woodhouse S, Arrigain S, Xu M , Larach JA, Ahn BK, Weiss EG, Nogueras JJ, Berho M: Effects of radiotherapy on different histopathological types of rectal carcinoma. (Colorectal Dis. 2006 May;8(4):283-8)

24. Blixen CE, Singh A, Xu M , Thacker H, Mascha E: What women want: understanding obesity and preferences for primary care weight reduction interventions among African-American and Caucasian women. (J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Jul;98(7):1160-70).

25. Zutshi M, Hull TL, Trzcinski R, Arvelakis A, Xu M : Surgery for slow transit constipation: are we helping patients? (Int J Colorectal Dis. 2006 Aug 31)

26. Duncan AI, Lin J, Koch CG, Gillinov AM, Xu M , Starr NJ: The impact of gender on in-hospital mortality and morbidity after isolated aortic valve replacement. (Anesth Analg. 2006 Oct;103(4):800-8.)

27. Avitsian R, Abdelmalak B, Saad S, Xu M , O'Hara J Jr. : Upper extremity arteriovenous fistula does not affect pulse oximetry readings. (Nephrology (Carlton). 2006 Oct;11(5):410-2).

28. Hayek SM, Ritchey RM, Sessler D, Helfand R, Samuel S, Xu M , Beven M, Bourdakos , Barsoum W, Brooks P: Continuous femoral nerve analgesia after unilateral total knee arthroplasty: stimulating versus nonstimulating catheters. (Anesth Analg. 2006 Dec;103(6):1565-70).

29. Duncan AI, Koch CG, Xu M , Manlapaz M, Batdorf B, Pitas G, Starr : Recent metformin ingestion does not increase in-hospital morbidity or mortality after cardiac surgery. (Anesth Analg. 2007 Jan;104(1):42-50)

30. Krueger RR, Thomton IL, Xu M, Bor Z, van den Berg TJ: Rainbow glare as an optical side effect of intralLASIK (Ophthalmology. 2007 Dec 26; [Epub ahead of print]

31. Thomton I, Puri A, Xu M, Krueger RR: Low-dose mitomycin C as a prophylaxis for corneal haze in myopic surface ablation (Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov; 144 (5): 673-681.)

32. Colombo JR Jr, Haber GP, Aron M, Xu M, Gill IS: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in obese patients (Urology. 2007 Jan; 69 (1): 44-8).

33. Thomton I, Xu M, Krueger RR: Comparison of standard (0.02%) and low dose (0.002%) mitomycin C in the prevention of corneal haze following surce ablation for myopia (J Refract surg. 2008 Jan; 24 (1): S68-76)

34. Mamoun NF, Xu M, Sessler DI, Sabik JF, Bashour CA: Propensity matched comparison of outcomes in older and younger patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. (Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun;85(6):1974-1979.)

35. Duncan AI, Lowe BS, Garcia MJ, Xu M, Gillinov AM, Mihaljevic T, Koch CG: Influence of concentric left ventricular remodeling on early mortality after aortic valve replacement (Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun;85(6):2030-2039)

36. Krueger RR, Thornton IL, Xu M, Bor Z, van den Berg TJTP.: Rainbow glare as an optical side effect of intraLASIK (Ophthalmology. 2008 Jul;115(7):1187-1195.e1.)

37. McGrath T, Koch CG, Xu M , Li L, Mihaljevic T, Figueroa P, Blackstone EH: Platelet transfusion in cardiac surgery does not confer increased risk for adverse morbid outcomes. (Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun;86(2):545-553)

38. Ovreiu M, Nair BG, Xu M, Bakri MH, Li L, Wazni O, Fahmy T, Petre J, Starr NJ, Sessler DI, Bashour CA.: Electrocardiographic activity before onset of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery patients. ( Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov;31(11):1371-1382.)

39. Subramaniam K, Koch CG, Bashour A, O'Connor M, Xu M, Gillinov AM, Starr NJ: Preoperative statin intake and morbid events after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (J Clin Anesth. 2008 Feb;20(1):4-11.)

40. Zaky SS, Hanna AH, Sakr Esa WA, Xu M, Lober C, Sessler DI, Gonzalez-Stawinski G, Savage RM, Bashour CA: An 11-year, single-institution analysis of intra-aortic balloon pump use in cardiac surgery ( J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth . 2009 Aug;23(4):479-483.)

41. Tan PJ, Xu M, Sessler DI, Bashour CA: Operation timing does not affect outcome after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (Anesthesiology . 2009 Oct;111(4):785-789.)

42. Cywinski JB, Xu M , Sessler DI, Mason D, Koch CG: Predictors of prolonged postoperative endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung resection. ( J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth . 2009 Dec;23(6):766-769.)

43. Duncan AE, Abd-Elsayed A, Maheshwari A, Xu M , Soltesz E, Koch CG: Role of intraoperative and postoperative blood glucose concertrations in predicting outcomes after cardiac surgery ( Anesthesiology . 2010 Apr;112(4):860-71.)

44. Argalious M, Xu M , Sun Z, Smedira N, Koch CG: Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a reduced incidence of postoperative acute kidney after cardiac surgery ( Anesth Analg . 2010 Aug;111(2):324-30. Epub 2010 Apr 7.)

45. Manali ED, Stathopoulos GT, Gildea TR, Fleming P, Thornton J, Xu M , Papiris SA, Mehta AC, Mughal MM: High dose-rate endobronchial radiotherapy for proximal airway obstruction due to lung cancer: 8-year experience of a referral center.( Cancer Biother Radiopharm . 2010 Apr;25(2):207-13.)

46. Díaz-Gómez JL, Nutter B, Xu M , Sessler DI, Koch CG, Sabik J, Bashour CA: The effect of postoperative gastrointestinal complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery ( Ann Thorac Surg . 2010 Jul;90(1):109-15.)

47. Jain A, McCarthy K, Xu M , Stoller JK: Impact of a clinical decision support system in an electronic health record to enhance detection of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency. ( Chest . 2010 Dec 30)

48. Isiguzo M, Brunken R, Tchou P, Xu M, Culver DA: Metabolism-persusion imaging to predict disease activity in cardiac sarcoidosis ( Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis . 2011 Jul;28(1):50-5.)

49. Alfirevic A, Xu M , Johnston D, Figueroa P, Koch CG: Transfusion increases the risk for vasoplegia after cardiac operations.( Ann Thorac Surg . 2011 Sep;92(3):812-9. Epub 2011 Jul 23.)

50. Wehbe E, Brock R, Budev M, Xu M, Demirjian S, Schreiber MJ Jr, Stephany B: Short-term and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury after transplantation. ( J Heart Lung Transplant . 2011 Oct 12.)

51. Mohanka M, McCarthy K, Xu M , Stoller JK: A survey of practice of pulmonary function interpretation in labtoratories in Northeast Ohio. ( Chest . 2011 Sep 22.)

52. Sahoo DH, Bandyopadhyay D, Xu M, Pearson K, Parambil JG, Lazar CA, Chapman JT, Culver DA: Effectiveness and safety of leflunomide for pulmonary and extrapulmonar sarcoidosis. ( Eur Respir J . 2011 Nov;38(5):1145-50.)

53. Siles R, Xu M , Hsieh FH: The utility of serum Tryptase as a marker in chronic spontaneous urticaris. ( Acta Derm Venereol . 2012 Nov 20. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1486 )

54. Mazzone PJ, Rai H, Beukemann M, Xu M , Jain AK, Sasidhar M. The effect of metformin and thiazolidinedione use on lung cancer in diabetics. ( BMC Cancer . 2012 Sep 14;12(1):410 )

55. Lindsay AJ, Xu M , Sessler DI, Blackstone EH, Bashour CA: Lactate clearance time and concertration linked to morbidity and death in cardiac surgical patients. ( Ann Thorac Surg . 2012 Sep 7. doi:pii: S0003-4975(12)01632-3. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.020 .)

56. Devarajan J, Vydyanathan A, Xu M , Murthy SM, McCurry KR, Sessler DI, Sabik J, Bashour CA: Early tracheostomy is associated with improved outcomes i patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery. ( J Am Coll Surg . 2012 Jun;214(6):1008-16.e4. Epub 2012 Apr 26 )

57. Mummadi SR, Hatipoğlu US, Gupta M, Bossard MK, Xu M , Lang D: Clinically significant variability of serum IgE concentrations in patients with severe asthma ( J Asthma . 2012 Mar;49(2):115-20. Epub 2012 Jan 25 .)

58. Wehbe E, Brock R, Budev M, Xu M, Demirjian S, Schreiber MJ Jr, Stephany B: Short-term and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury after lung transplantation. (J Heart Lung Transplant . 2012 Mar;31(3):244-51. Epub 2011 Oct 13.)

59. Mohanka MR, McCarthy K, Xu M , Stoller JK: A survey of practices of pulmonary function interpretation in laboratories in Northeast Ohio. ( Chest . 2012 Apr;141(4):1040-6. Epub 2011 Sep 22 .)

60. Mira-Avendono IC, Parambil JG, Yadav R, Arrossi V, Xu M, Chapman JT, Culver DA: A retrospective review of clinical features and treatment outcomes in steroid-resistant interstitial lung disease from polymyositis/dermatomyositis. (Respir Med. 2013 Jun; 107 (6): 890-6)

61. Lindsay AJ, Xu M, Sessler DI, Blackstone EH, Bashour CA: Lactate clearance time and concentration linked to morbidity and death in cardiac surgical patients. (Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb; 95 (2): 486-92)

62. Dunn SR, Ryder AB, Tollefson SJ, Xu M , Saville BR, Williams JV: Seroepidemiologies of human metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus in young children, determined with a new recombinant fusion protein enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. (Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2013 Oct; 20(10): 1654-6)

63.Christopher Golden, Meng Xu, Cristina M. Estrada, Donald H. Arnold: Clinical outcomes after Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure treatment for acute asthma exacerbations (JAMA Pediatrics, February 2015 Vol 169, No.2)

64. Fleming, G. M., Simmons, J. H., Xu, M., Gesell, S. B., Brown, R. F., Cutrer, W. B., et al.: A Facilitated Peer Mentoring Program for Junior Faculty to Promote Professional Development and Peer Networking. Academic Medicine : ( Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 90(6), 819–826. )

65. Szubski CR, Tellez A, Klika AK, Xu M, Kattan MW, Guzman, JA, Barsoum WK: Predicting discharge to a long-term acute care hospital after admision to an intersive care unit ( Am J Crit Care. 2014 Jul; 23(4):e46-53)

66. Agarwal HS Barrett SS, Barry K, Xu M, Saville BR, Donahue BS, Harris AL, Bichell DP: Association of Blood products adminisration during cardiopulmonary bypass and excessive post-operative bleding in pediatric cardiac surgery (Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Mar; 36(3): 459-67)

67. Loria C, Domm JA, Halasa NB, Heitman E, Miller EK, Xu M, Saville BR, Frangoul H, Williams JV: Human rhinovirus C infections in pediatric hematology and oncology patients (Pediatr Transplant 2015 Feb; 19 (1):94-100)

68. Jacqueline M. Shuplock, Andrew H. Smith, Jill Owen, Sara L. Van Driest, Matt Marshall, Benjamin Saville, Meng Xu, Andrew E. Radbill, Frank A. Fish, Prince J, Kannankeril: The association between Peri-Operati e Dexmedetomidine and Arhythmias after surgery for congenital heart disease (Cirulation:Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Circep. April 15, 114.002301)

69. Gifford KA, Liu D, Hohman TJ, Xu M , Han X, Romano RR 3rd, Fritzsche LR, Abel T, Jefferson AL:A Mutual Self- and Informant-Report of Cognitive Complaint Correlates with Neuropathological Outcomes in Mild Cognitive Impairment. ( PLoS One. 2015 Nov 5;. )

70. Smuel T. Coffin, Nicholas A. Haglund, Mary E. Davis, Meng Xu , Shannon M. Dunlay, Jennifer A. Cowger, Palak Shah, Keith D. Aaronson, Frank D. Pagani, John M. Stulak, Simon Maltais; Adverse neurologic events in patients bridged with long-term mechanical circulatory support: A device-specific comparative analysis ( J Heart Lung Transplant 2015 Dec; 34 (12): 1578-85 )

71.Soslow JH, Damon SM, Crum K, Lawson MA, Slaughter JC, Xu M , Arai AE, Sawyer DB, Parra DA, Damon BM, Markham LW: Increased myocardial native T1 and extracellular volume in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ( J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Jan 21)

72. Gillon J, Xu M , Slaughter J, Di Pentima MC: Vancomycin Use: Room for Improvement Among Hospitalized Children. ( J Pharm Pract. 2016 Apr 4. )

73. Danish TF, Davis ME, Xu M , Djunaidi M, Danter MR, Kushwahs SS, Stulak JM, Haglund NA, Maltais S: Can an Alternative Outflow Strategy be Utilized for High-Risk Bridged Patients with Previous Cardiac Surgery? ( ASAIO J. 2016 Jul-Aug; 62(4):390-6 )

74.Jaser SS, Patel N, Xu M , Tamborlane WV, Grey M: Stress and Coping Predicts Adjustment and Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes ( Ann Behav Med 2016 Aug 5)

75. Zachary I. Wills, Jessica Gillon, Meng Xu , James C. Slaughter, M. Cecilla Di Pentima: Reducing Antimicrobial Use in an Academic Pediatric Institution: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Prospective Audit With Real-Time Feedback ( J of Pediatric Infectious Deseases Society, 2016 Aug 24 )

76. Sileshi B, O’hara BK, Davis ME, Haglund NA, Meng X , Deegan R, Stulak JM, Kushwaha SS, Shaw A, Maltais S.: Outcomes of Patients Implanted Using a Left Thoracotomy Technique for a Miniaturized Centrifugal Continuous-Flow Pump ( ASAIO J. 2016 Sep-Oct; 62 (5):539-44 )

77. Assad TR, Brittain EL, Wells QS, Farber-Eger EH, Halliday SJ, Doss LN, Xu M , Wang L, Harrell FE, Yu C, Robbins IM, Newman JH, Hemnes AR: Hemodynamic evidence of vascular remodeling in combined post- and precapillary pulmonary hypertension. ( Pulm Circ. 2016 Sep;6(3):313-21. )

78. Kolek MJ, Graves Aj, Su M, Bian A, Teixeira PL, Shoemaker MB, Parvez B, Xu M, Heckert SR, Ellinor PT, Benjamin EJ, Alonso A, Denny JC, Moons KG, Shintani AK, Harrell FF Jr, Roden DM, Darbar D:Evaluation of a Prediction Model for the Development of Atrial Fibrillation in a Repository of Electronic Medical Records ( JAMA Cardiology 2016 Oct 12 )

79. Soslow JH, Xu M, Slaugher JC, Stanley M, Crum K, Markham LW, Parra DA: Evaluation of Echocardiographic Measures of Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Assessment of Reproducibility and Comparison to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (J Am Soc Echocardiogy, 2016 Oct; 29 (10): 983-991)

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