December 2013


1. Benoit JL, Hicks CW, Engineer R, Hart K, Lindsell C, Peacock WF. ST2 in emergency department patients with non-cardiac dyspnea. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: ST2, dyspnea, heart failure, COPD, asthma

2. Chu LC, Johnson PT, Cameron DE, Fishman EK. MDCT evaluation of aortic root surgical complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Oct;201(4):736-44. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.10010.
Key words: MDCT, aortic root surgery, complications

3. Haut ER, Garcia LJ, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Stevens KA, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Akande TO, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Segal JB, Singh S. The effectiveness of prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in trauma patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3970. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter,trauma, pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
PMID: 24195920

4. Heit YI, Lancerotto L, Cortes R, Mesteri I, Ackermann M, Hollander R, Li Q, Douaiher J, Konerding MA, Orgill DP. Early kinetics of integration of collagen-glycosaminoglycan regenerative scaffolds in a diabetic mouse model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):767e-76e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a3c091.
Key words: wound healing, collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold, diabetes, negative pressure device

5. Hicks CW, Choti MA. Application of a silicone penrose drain guide for vascular stapling during hepatic surgery: How I do it. J Gastrointest Surg.2013 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: hepatectomy, stapler, technique

6. Hicks CW, Hodin RA, Bordeianou L. Semi-urgent surgery in hospitalized patients with severe ulcerative colitis does not increase overall J-pouch complications. Am J Surg. Am J Surg. 2013 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: ulcerative colitis, IPAA, urgent surgery

7. Hicks CW, Hodin RA, Savitt L, Bordeianou L. Does intramesorectal proctectomy with rectal eversion affect post-operative outcomes compared to standard total mesorectal excision in patients with ulcerative colitis? J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: ulcerative colitis, IPAA, total mesorectal excision, intramesorectal proctectomy, rectal eversion, outcomes

8. 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 Nov; 96(5):1804-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.080. Epub 2013 Aug 20.
Key words: functional status, redo lung transplantation

9. 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 Oct;96(4):1420-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.072.
Key words: heart transplantation, children, ventricular assist devices

10. Mohiuddin MM, Singh AK, Corcoran PC, Hoyt RF, Thomas ML 3rd, Lewis BG, Eckhaus M, Dabkowski NL, Belli AJ, Reimann KA, Ayares D, Horvath KA. Role of anti-CD40 antibody-mediated costimulation blockade on non-Gal antibody production and heterotopi cardiac xenograft survival in a GTKO.hCD46Tg pig-to-baboon model. Xenotransplantation. 2013 Oct 29. doi: 10.1111/xen.12066.]
Key words: anti-CD40 antibody-mediated costimulation, cardiac xenograf

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 Nov;96(5):1695-702. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.074. Epub 2013 Aug 22.
Key words: pulmonary conduit, infants and children

12. Price J, Tamer S, de Kerchove L, El Khoury G. A simplified technique for pulmonary autograft stabilization with the Valsalva prosthesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct 30. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)01132-X. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.09.036. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: pulmonary autograph, Valsalva

13. Sacco Casamassima MG, Wong LL, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct;96(4):1527-1528. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.07.050. No abstract available
Key words: Modified nuss, pectus excavatum, open heart surgery

14. Van Arendonk KJ, Schneider EB, Haider AH, Colombani PM, Stewart FD, Haut ER, Van Arendonk KJ, Schneider EB, Haider AH, Colombani PM, Stewart FD, Haut ER. Venous thromboembolism after trauma: when do children become adults? JAMA Surg. 2013 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: trauma, venous thromboembolism
PMID: 24173244

15. Wick EC, Hicks CW, Bosk CL. Surgical site infection monitoring: are 2 systems better than 1? JAMA Surg. 2013 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Surgical site infection, monitoring, outcomes

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