March 2014


1. Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Boulware LE, Navaneethan SD, Nally JV Jr, Liu X, Arrigain S, Schold JD, Ephraim PL, Jolly SE, Sozio SM, Michels WM, Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Shafi T, Wu AW, Bandeen-Roche K; DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Feb 6. pii: S0272-6386(14)00022-5. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.12.010.[Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Chronic kidney disease, kidney dialysis, comparative effectiveness

2. Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Liu J, Guo H, Bandeen-Roche K, Ephraim PL, Jaar BG, Sozio SM, Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Shafi T, Meyer KB, Wu AW, Powe NR, Boulware LE; Developing evidence to inform decisions about effectiveness (DEcIDE) Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. Predialysis health, dialysis timing, and outcomes among older United States Adults. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb;25(2):370-9. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013050567. Epub 2013 Oct 24.
Key words: Chronic kidney disease, comparative effectiveness research, elderly, dialysis

3. Fitch ZW, Whitman GJ. Incidence, risk, and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult cardiac surgical patients: a systematic review. J Card Surg. 2014 Mar;29(2):196-203. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12260. Epub 2013 Dec 4.
Key words: ventilator-assisted pneumonia, cardiac surgery

4. Karantalis V, Difede DL, Gerstenblith G, Pham SM, Symes JF, Zambrano JP, Fishman J, Pattany PM, McNiece I, Conte JV, Schulman SP, Wu KC, Shah A, Breton E, Davis-Sproul J, Schwarz RP, Feigenbaum G, Mushtaq M, Suncion VY, Lardo A, Borrello I, Mendizabal A, Karas TZ, Byrnes J, Lowery MH, Heldman A, Hare JM. Autologous mesenchymal stem cells produce concordant improvements in regional function, tissue perfusion and fibrotic burden when administered to patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting - the PROMETHEUS trial. Circ Res. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Mesenchymal stem cells, coronary artery bypass

5. Kilic A, Whitman GJ. Blood transfusions in cardiac surgery: indications, risks, and conservation strategies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb;97(2):726-34. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.08.016. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
Key words: blood transfusions, cardiac surgery

6. Mao H, Katz N, Kim JC, Day S, Ronco C. Implantable left ventricular assist devices and the kidney. Blood Purif. 2014 Feb 11;37(1):57-66. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Left ventricular assist devise, kidney

7. Mascio CE, Austin EH 3rd, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Wallace AS, He X, Pasquali SK. Perioperative mechanical circulatory support in children: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Feb;147(2):658-64: discussion 664-5.
Key words: mechanical ciruculatory support, children

8. Motz KM, Nickley KB, Bedwell JR, Yadav B, Guzzetta PC, Oh AK, Bauman NM. OK432 versus doxycycline for treatment of macrocystic lymphatic malformations. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2014 Feb; 123(2), 81-88.
Key words: OK432, doxycycline, lymphatic malformation, sclerotherapy
PMID: 24574462

9. Pasquali SK, Jacobs ML, He X, Shah SS, Peterson ED, Hall M, Gaynor JW, Hill KD, Mayer JE, Jacobs JP, Li JS. Variation in congenital heart surgery costs across hospitals. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Congenital Heart Surgery, Costs

10. Shenje Lt, Andersen P, Halushka MK, Lui C, Fernandez L, Collin GB, Amat-Alarcon N, Meschino W, Cutz E, Chang K, Yonescu R, Batista DA, Chen Y, Chelko S, Crosson JE, Scheel J, Vricella L, Craig BD, Marosy BA, Mohr DW, Hetrick KN, Romm JM, Scott AF, Valle D., Naggert JK, Kwon C, Doheny KF, Judge DP. Mutations in Alström protein impair terminal differentiation of cardiomyocytes. Nat Commun. 2014 Mar 4; 5:3416.
Key words: Alstrom protein, cardiogyocytes

11. Simpson KN, Hanson KA, Harding G, Haider S, Tawadrous M, Khachatryan A, Pashos CL, Wu AW. Review of the impact of NNRTI-based HIV treatment regimens on patient-reported disease burden. AIDS Care. 2014 Apr;26(4):466-75.
Key words: Antiretroviral therapy, quality of life, patient reported outcome, HIV

12. Stephens RS, Shah AS, Whitman GJ. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar;97(3):1122-3.
Key words: cardiac surgery, acute respiratory distress syndrome

13. Tedford RJ, Beaty CA, Mathai SC, Kolb, TM, Damico R, Hassoun PM, Leary PJ, Kass DA, Shah AS. Prognostic value of the pre-transplant diastolic pulmonary artery pressure-to-pulmonary capillary wedge pressure gradient in cardiac transplant recipients with pulmonary hypertension. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Mar, 33(3) 289-97.
Key words: cardiac transplant, pulmonary hypertension


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