November 2012


1. Abecassis M, Bridges ND, Clancy CJ, Dew MA, Eldadah B, Englesbe MJ, Flessner MF, Frank JC, Friedewald J, Gill J, Gries C, Halter JB, Hartmann EL, Hazzard WR, Horne FM, Hosenpud J, Jacobson P, Kasiske BL, Lake J, Loomba R, Malani PN, Moore TM, Murray A, Nguyen MH, Powe NR, Reese PP, Reynolds H, Samaniego MD, Schmader KE, Segev DL, Shah AS, Singer LG, Sosa JA, Stewart ZA, Tan JC, Williams WW, Zaas DW, High KP. Solid-organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research. Am J Transplant. 2012 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04245.x.
Key words: organ transplantation, older adults

2. Allen JG, Kilic A, Weiss ES, Arnaoutakis GJ, George TJ, Shah AS, Conte JV. Should patients 60 years and older undergo bridge to transplantation with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices? Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: left ventricular assist device, bridge to transplant

3. Arnaoutakis GJ, Zhao Y, George TJ, Sciortino CM, McCarthy PM, Conte JV. Surgical repair of ventricular septal defect after myocardial infarction: outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;94(2):436-43; discussion 443-4.
Key words: ventricular septal defect, myocardial infarction, sts national database

4. Brajesh K Lal, Kirk W Beach, Gary S Roubin, Helmi L Lutsep, Wesley S Moore, Mahmoud B Malas, David Chiu, Nicole R Gonzales, J Lee Burke, Michael Rinaldi, James R Elmore, Fred A Weaver, Craig R Narins, Malcolm Foster, Kim J Hodgson, Alexander D Shepard, James F Meschia, Robert O Bergelin, Jenifer H Voeks, George Howard, Thomas G Brott, for the CREST Investigators* Restenosis after carotid artery stenting and endarterectomy: a secondary analysis of CREST, a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2012 Sep;11(9):755-763. Epub 2012 Aug 2.
Key words: Carotid artery stenting, carotid endarterectomy, restenosis

5. George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Beaty CA, Kilic A, Baumgartner WA, Conte JV. Contemporary etiologies, risk factors, and outcomes after pericardiectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug;94(2):445-51.
Key words: pericardiectomy, etiology, risk factors, outcome

6. George TJ, Beaty CA, Ewald GA, Russell SD, Shah AS, Conte JV, Whitman GJ, Silvestry SC. Reoperative sternotomy is associated with increased mortality after heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print ][PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Key words: Heart Transplantation, Reoperative sternotomy

7. George TJ, Beaty CA, Kilic A, Haggerty KA, Frank SM, Savage WJ, Whitman GJ. Hemoglobin drift after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;94(3):703-9.
Key words: Hemoglobin, cardiac surgery

8. George TJ, Beaty CA, Kilic A, Shah PD, Merlo CA, Shah AS. Outcomes and temporal trends among high-risk patients after lung transplantation in the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: lung transplantation, high risk

9. Hicks CW, Krpata DM, Blatnik JA, Novitsky YW, Rosen MJ. Long-term effect on donor sites after components separation: a radiographic analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Aug;130(2):354-9.
Key words: components separation; hernia

10. Kilic A, George TJ, Beaty CA, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. The effect of center volume on the incidence of postoperative complications and their impact on survival after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(12)01062-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.08.047. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Lung transplantation, center volume, complications, survival

11. Kilic A, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Lung transplantation in patients 70 years old or older: Have outcomes changed after implementation of the lung allocation score? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Lung transplantation, lung allocation score

12. Kilic A, Shah AS, Conte JV, Baumgartner WA, Yuh DD. Operative outcomes in mitral valve surgery: Combined effect of surgeon and hospital volume in a population-based analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: mitral valve surgery, surgeon and hospital volume

13. Kilic A, Weiss ES, Allen JG, George TJ, Yuh DD, Shah AS, Conte JV. Should orthotopic heart transplantation using marginal donors be limited to higher volume centers? Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;94(3):695-702. Epub 2012 May 23.
Key words: Orthotopic heart transplant, marginal donors, volume

14. Piacentino V 3rd, Ganapathi AM, Stafford-Smith M, Hsieh MK, Patel CB, Simeone AA, Rogers JG, Milano CA. Utility of concomitant tricuspid valve procedures for patients undergoing implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Tricuspid valve procedures, left ventricular assist device

15. Yuan N, Arnaoutakis GJ, George TJ, Allen JG, Ju DG, Schaffer JM, Russell SD, Shah AS, Conte JV. The spectrum of complications following left ventricular assist device placement. J Card Surg. 2012 Sep;27(5):630-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2012.01504.x.
Key words: Left ventricular assist device, complications

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