October 2013


1. Brunetti MA, Jennings JM, Easley RB, Bembea M, Brown A, Heitmiller E, Schwartz JM, Brady KM, Vricella LA, Everett AD. Glial fibrillary acidic protein in children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Cardiol Young. 2013 Jul 11:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: glial fibrillary acidic protein, congenital heart disease, cardiopulmonary bypass

2. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Parekh KR, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB, Brower RG, Shah AS, Hunsicker L, Merlo CA. Lung size mismatch and survival after single and bilateral lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):457-63. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.064. Epub 2013 Jun 26.
Key words: lung size mismatch, bilateral lung transplantation

3. Gaies MG, Jacobs JP, Cotts TB, Davis MM. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: impact on care to patients with paediatric and congenital cardiac disease. Cardiol Young. 2013 Sep 10:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: patient protection and affordable care act, congenital heart disease

4. Jacobs JP, Horowitz MD, Mavroudis C, Siegel A, Sade RM. Surgical tourism: the role of cardiothoracic surgery societies in evaluating international surgery centers. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;96(1):8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.02.058. Review. No abstract available.
Key words: surgical tourism, international surgery centers

5. Kilic A, Beaty CA, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. functional status is highly predictive of outcomes after redo lung transplantation: an analysis of 390 cases in the modern era. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug 20. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01167-3. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.080. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: redo lung transplantation, functional status, outcome

6. Kilic A, Nelson K, Scheel J, Ravekes W, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Outcomes of heart transplantation in small children bridged with ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug 21. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01159-4. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.072. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: heart transplant, children, ventricular assist device

7. Kilic A, Shah AS, Black JH 3rd, Whitman GJ, Yuh DD, Cameron DE, Conte JV. Trends in repair of intact and ruptured descending thoracic aortic aneurysms in the United States: A population-based analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug 27. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)00742-3. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.032. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: descending thoracic aortic aneurysm, rupture

8. Kilic A, Sheer A, Shah AS, Russell SD, Gourin CG, Lidor AO. Outcomes of cholecystectomy in US heart transplant recipients. Ann Surg. 2013 Aug;258(2):312-7. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318287ab27.
Key words: cholecystectomy, heart transplant

9. Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO. Outcomes of Esophagectomy for Esophageal Achalasia in the United States. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Achalasia, Esophagectomy

10. Molena D, Sun HH, Badr AS, Mungo B, Sarkaria IS, Adusumilli PS, Bains MS, Rusch VW, Ilson DH, Rizk NP. Clinical tools do not predict pathologic complete response in patients with esophageal squamous cell cancer treated with definitive chemo-radiotherapy. Dis Esophagus. In Press
Key words: Esophageal cancer, Chemo-radiotherapy
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11. Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL 3rd, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman DM, Austin EH, Karamlou T, Lodge AJ, St Louis JD, Gruber PJ, Ziemer G, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Brown JW, Williams WG, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs ML, Caldarone CA; Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug 22. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01161-2. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.074
Key words: pulmonary conduit, durability, infants, children

12. Rankin JS, Thourani VH, Suri RM, He X, O'Brien SM, Vassileva CM, Shah AS, Williams M. Associations between valve repair and reduced operative mortality in 21 056 mitral/tricuspid double valve procedures. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Sep;44(3):472-7. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt077.
Key words: mitral, tricuspid repair, mortality

13. Scharnweber C, Lau BD, Mollenkopf N, Thiemann DR, Veltri MA, Lehmann CU. Critical evaluation of a pediatric medication dose alerts system. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2013 Aug;82(8):676-83.
Key words: clinical decision support; alert fatigue

14. Shahian DM, He X, Jacobs JP, Rankin JS, Peterson ED, Welke KF, Filardo G, Shewan CM, O'Brien SM. Issues in quality measurement: target population, risk adjustment, and ratings. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):718-26. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.03.029. Epub 2013 Jun 29.
Key words: quality measurement, risk adjustment, ratings

15. Whitman GJ. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):878. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.052. No abstract available.
Key words: Cardiac surgery, extended care facilities


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