April 2013


1. Beaty CA, Arnaoutakis, GJ,Grega, MA, Robinson CW, George, TJ, Baumgartner WA, Gottesman RF, McKhann GM, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. The role of head computed tomography imaging in the evaluation of postoperative neurologic deficits in cardiac surgery patients Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb;95(2):548-54. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.006. Epub 2012 Dec 6.
Key words: CT imaging, neurologic deficits, cardiac surgery

2. Cole AP, Block L, Wu AW. On higher ground: ethical reasoning and its relationship with error disclosure. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: patient safety, disclosure, medical ethics

3. Detsky AS, Baerlocher MO, Wu AW. Admitting mistakes: ethics says yes, instinct says no. CMAJ. 2013 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: patient safety, disclosure, medical ethics

4. Dezube R, Arnaoutakis GJ, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG, Eberlein M. The effect of lung-size mismatch on mechanical ventilation tidal volumes after bilateral lung transplantation. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;16(3):275-81.
Key words: lung size mismatch, mechanical ventilation, lung transplantation

5. Ellaway RH, Graves L, Greene PS. Medical education in an electronic health record-mediated world. Med Teach. 2013 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Medical education, electronic medical records

6. Faraday N, Rock P, Lin EE, Perl TM, Carroll K, Stierer T, Robarts P, McFillin A, Ross T, Shah AS, Riley LH, Tamargo RJ, Black JH, Blasco-Colmenares E, Guallar E. Past history of skin infection and risk of surgical site infection after elective surgery. Ann Surg. 2013 Jan;257(1):150-4.
Key words: skin infection, risk surgical site infection

7. George TJ, Kilic A, Beaty CA, Conte JV, Mandal K, Shah AS. Septuagenarians bridged to heart transplantation with a ventricular assist device have outcomes similar to younger patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb 22. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)00006-4. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.10.089. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Septuagenarians, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device

8. Katz NM. It is time for certification in cardiothoracic critical care. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Feb 20.. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: cardiothoracic critical care, certification

9. Kilic A, Sultan I, Yuh DD, Shah AS, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE, Conte JV. Ventricular assist device implantation in the elderly: nationwide outcomes in the United States. J Card Surg. 2013 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12066. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Ventricular Assist Device, Elderly, Outcome

10. Mao H, Giuliani A, Blanca-Martos L, Kim JC, Nayak A, Virzi G, Brocca A, Scalzotto E, Neri M, Katz N, Ronco C. Effect of percutaneous ventricular assist devices on renal function. Blood Purif. 2013;35(1-3):119-26. doi: 10.1159/000346096. Epub 2013 Jan 22.
Key words: renal function, percutaneous ventricular assist devices

11. Martin M, Zingg W, Hansen S, Gastmeier P, Wu AW, Pittet D, Dettenkofer M. PROHIBIT study group. Public reporting of healthcare-associated infection data in Europe. What are the views of infection prevention opinion leaders? J Hosp Infect. 2013 Feb;83(2):94-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.10.010. Epub 2012 Dec 27
Key words: patient safety, healthcare associated infection, mrsa

12. Poruk KE, Firpo MA, Adler DG, Mulvihill SJ. Screening for pancreatic cancer: why, how, and who? Ann Surg. 2013 Jan;257(1):17-26.
Key words: Pancreatic cancer, screening

13. Reeve BB, Wyrwich KW, Wu AW, Velikova G, Terwee CB, Snyder CF, Schwartz C, Revicki DA, Moinpour CM, McLeod LD, Lyons JC, Lenderking WR, Hinds PS, Hays RD, Greenhalgh J, Gershon R, Feeny D, Fayers PM, Cella D, Brundage M, Ahmed S, Aaronson NK, Butt Z. ISOQOL recommends minimum standards for patient-reported outcome measures used in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. Qual Life Res. 2013 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: patient reported outcomes, comparative effectiveness research, patient centered outcomes research

14. Sacco Casamassima MG, Ling Wong L, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM. Modified Nuss procedure in concurrent repair of pectus excavatum and open heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan 9. doi:pii: S0003-4975(12)02493-9. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.007. [Epub 2013 Jan 10]
Key words: Nuss Procedure, Pectus Excavatum, heart surgery

15. Stephens RS, Shah AS, Whitman GJ. Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after cardiac surgery. Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):1122-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.10.024. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
Key words: Lung injury, cardiac surgery

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