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September 2016
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1. Fuller S, Jacobs JP. Congenital heart surgery in adults: the challenge of estimation of risk of mortality. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jul;7 (4):436-9. doi: 10.1177/2150135116656122. Review. No abstract available.
Key words: adult congenital heart surgery, mortality risk
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27358297

2. Gleason TG, Schindler JT, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Caplan LR, Conte JV, Deeb GM, Hughes GC Jr, Chenoweth S, Popma JJ. The risk and extent of neurologic events are equivalent for high-risk patients treated with transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;152(1):85-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.02.073. Epub 2016 Mar 12.
Key words: neurologic events, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27085389

3. Lorber R, Srivastava S, Wilder TJ, McIntyre S, DeCampli WM, Williams WG, Frommelt P, Parness IA, Blackstone EH, Jacobs M, Mertens L, Brothers J, Herlong JR; AAOCA working group of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. The Authors Reply. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jul;9(7):899-900. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.01.003. Epub 2016 Mar 9. No abstract available.
Key words: Anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries, echocardiographic evaluation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26971003

4. Magruder JT, Young A, Grimm JC, Conte JV, Shah AS, Mandal K, Sciortino CM, Zehr KJ, Cameron DE, Price J. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: Does graft configuration affect outcome? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;152(1):120-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.03.022. Epub 2016 Mar 12.
Key words: internal thoracic artery grafting, coronary artery bypass
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27343909

5. Mavroudis C. Robert L. Replogle (1931-2016). World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jul;7(4):423-4. doi: 10.1177/2150135116656170. No abstract available.
Key words: Robert Replogle
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27358295

6. Melchiorri AJ, Bracaglia LG, Kimerer LK, Hibino N, Fisher JP. In vitro endothelialization of biodegradable vascular grafts via endothelial progenitor cell seeding and maturation in a tubular perfusion system bioreactor. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2016 Jul;22 (7):663-70. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2015.0562. Epub 2016 Jun 17.
Key words: in vitro endothelialization, biodegradable vascular grafts, endothelial progenitor cell seeding, tubular perfusion system bioreactor
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27206552

7. Milani-Nejad N, Chung JH, Canan BD, Davis JP, Fedorov VV, Higgins RS, Kilic A, Mohler PJ, Janssen PM. Insights into length-dependent regulation of cardiac cross-bridge cycling kinetics in human myocardium. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2016 Jul 1;601:48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.abb.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 Feb 18.
Key words: cardiac cross-bridge cycling kinetics, human myocardium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26854725

8. Popma JJ, Gleason TG, Yakubov SJ, Harrison JK, Forrest JK, Maini B, Ruiz CE, Pinto DS, Costa M, Resar J, Conte J, Crestanello J, Chang Y, Oh JK, Reardon MJ, Adams DH. Relationship of annular sizing using multidetector computed tomographic imaging and clinical outcomes after self-expanding corevalve transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jul;9(7). pii: e003282. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.115.003282.
Key words: annular sizing, computed tomographic imagin, CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27369803

9. Sajan F, Conte JV, Tamargo RJ, Riley LH, Rock P, Faraday N. Association of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with transfusion in surgical patients. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jul;123(1):21-8. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001319.
Key words: serotonin reuptake inhibitors, transfusion, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27159071

10. Weaver ML, Hicks CW, Lum YW. Surgical updates on thoracic outlet syndrome. Current Surgery Reports. 2016 Jun 30;4(8).
Key words: Thoracic outlet syndrome
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40137-016-0150-5
No PMID available

11. Zant R, Stocker C, Schlapbach LJ, Mayfield S, Karl T, Schibler A. Procalcitonin in the early course post pediatric cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jul;17(7):624-9. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000751.
Key words: Procalcitonin, pediatric cardiac surgery

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27124563

1. Arbaje AI, Werner NE, Kasda EM, Wu AW, Locke CF, Aboumatar H, Paine LA, Leff B, Davis RO, Boonyasai R. Learning from lawsuits: using malpractice claims data to develop care transitions planning tools. J Patient Saf. 2016 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Patient safety, malpractice, quality of care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27294592

2. Badhwar V, Rankin JS, Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Habib RH, D'Agostino RS, Thourani VH, Suri RM, Prager RL, Edwards FH. the society of thoracic surgeons adult cardiac surgery database: 2016 update on research. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun 2. pii: S0003-4975(16)30488-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.009. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, Research
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27262913

3. Crites JS, Chuang C, Dimmock A, Hwang W, Johannes B, Paranjape A, Wu AW. PROs in the balance: ethical implications of collecting patient reported outcome measures in the electronic health record. Am J Bioeth. 2016 Apr;16(4):67-8. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2016.1146543.
Key words: Medical ethics, patient reported outcomes, electronic health record
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26982933

4. Deeb GM, Reardon MJ, Chetcuti S, Patel HJ, Grossman PM, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Coselli JS, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte J, Resar J, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Qiao H, Adams DH, Popma JJ; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. 3-year outcomes in high-risk patients who underwent surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jun 7;67(22):2565-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.506. Epub 2016 Apr 3.
Key words: high risk surgical, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27050187

5. Edrees H, Brock DM, Wu AW, McCotter PI, Hofeldt R, Shannon SE, Gallagher TH, White AA. The experiences of risk managers in providing emotional support for health care workers after adverse events. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2016 Apr;35(4):14-21. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21219.
Key words: Second victim, risk management, patient safety, adverse event, burnout
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27088771

6. Fann JI, Moffatt-Bruce SD, DiMaio JM, Sanchez JA. human factors and human nature in cardiothoracic surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun;101(6):2059-66. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.04.016. Epub 2016 Apr 27. No abstract available.
Key words: Human Factors, cardiothoracic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27131898

7. Gupta P, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Tang X, Gossett JM, Gaynor JW, Praestgaard AH, Schexnayder SM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. Outcomes following single and recurrent in-hospital cardiac arrests in children with heart disease: a report from American Heart Association's get with the guidelines registry-resuscitation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Jun;17(6):531-9. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000678.
Key words: single and recurrent in-hospital cardiac arrests in children, heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26914627

8. Higgins RS, Pronovost P. Mastery of care-toward communitarian regulation. Ann Surg. 2016 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: Communitarian Regulation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27280516

9. Jacobs JP. Risk adjustment in paediatric and congenital cardiac surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jun 14. pii: ezw166. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: risk adjustment, pediatric, congenital cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27301387

10. Kogon B, Karamlou T, Baumgartner W, Merrill W, Backer C. Congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training: A status update. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun;151(6):1488-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.02.039. Epub 2016 Feb 24.PMID: 27002229.
Key words: congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27002229

11. Kuijpers LM, Maltha J, Guiraud I, Kaboré B, Lompo P, Devlieger H, Van Geet C, Tinto H, Jacobs J. Malar J. Severe anaemia associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection in children: consequences for additional blood sampling for research. 2016 Jun 2;15:304. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1356-9.
Key words: anemia, plasmodium falciparum infection, children
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27251128

12. Lee BP, Chen PH, Haugen C, Hernaez R, Gurakar A, Philosophe B, Dagher N, Moore SA, Li Z, Cameron AM. Three year results of a pilot program in early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis. Ann Surg. 2016 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: liver transplantation, alcoholic hepatitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27280501

13. Magruder JT, Collica S, Belmustakov S, Crawford TC, Grimm JC, Cameron DE, Baumgartner WA, Mandal K. Predictors of late-onset atrial fibrillation following isolated mitral valve repairs in patients with preserved ejection fraction. J Card Surg. 2016 Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12774.
Key words: Predictors of late-onset atrial fibrillation, mitral valve repairs, preserved ejection fraction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27302368

14. Moore JM, Hooker CM, Molena D, Mungo B, Brock MV, Battafarano RJ, Yang SC. Complex esophageal reconstruction procedures have acceptable outcomes compared with routine esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May 21. pii: S0003-4975(16)00223-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.039. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Complex esophageal reconstruction, esophagectomy, survival, postoperative complications
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27217296

15. Mungo B, Hooker CM, Ho JS, Yang SC, Battafarano RJ, Brock MV, Molena D. Robotic versus thoracoscopic resection for lung cancer: early results of a new robotic program. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2016 Apr;26(4):243-8. doi: 10.1089/lap.2016.0049. Epub 2016 Mar 15.
Key words: Robotic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, VATS, surgical outcomes, lung cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26978326

1. Al Efishat M, Allen PJ. Therapeutic approach to cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. Surg Oncol Clinics N Am. 2016 Apr;25(2):351-61.
Key words: Pancreatic cysts, IPMN, Serous cystadenoma, Mucinous cystic neoplasms, Pancreatectomy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27013369

2. Chimanji N, Kilic A, Hasan A, Higgins RS, Whitson BA, Kilic A. Institutional cost comparison between heart transplants and left ventricular assist device implantations. Exp Clin Transplant. 2016 Apr 7. doi: 10.6002/ect.2015.0213. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: heart transplants, left ventricular assist device, costs
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27063391

3. Conte J. Magnetic resonance imaging is the future of transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation … and always will be. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1278-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.004.
Key words: magnetic resonance imaging, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778378

4. Fernandez FG, Furnary AP, Kosinski AS, Onaitis MW, Kim S, Boffa D, Cowper P, Jacobs JP, Wright CD, Putnam JB Jr. Longitudinal follow-up of lung cancer resection from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons general thoracic surgery database in patients 65 years and older. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 28. pii: S0003-4975(16)30136-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.034. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: lung cancer resection, Society of Thoracic Surgery Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27157052

5. Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Wilson MA, Blue ME, Crawford TC, Troncoso JC, Zhang F, Kannan S, Sciortino CM, Johnston MV, Kannan RM, Baumgartner WA. Nanotechnology approaches to targeting inflammation and excitotoxicity in a canine model of hypothermic circulatory arrest-induced brain injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May 3. pii: S0003-4975(16)00262-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.077. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Nanotechnology, inflammation and excitotoxicity, canine model, hypothermic circulatory arrest brain injury
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27154161

6. Hibino N. Three dimensional printing: applications in surgery for congenital heart disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 May;7(3):351-2. doi: 10.1177/2150135116644886. Review.
Key words: three dimensional printing, congenital heart disease, surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27142403

7. Hijazi ZM, Ruiz CE, Zahn E, Ringel R, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Feldman T, Fullerton D, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Tommaso CL; Cameron, DE, Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions; American College of Cardiology; American Association for Thoracic Surgery; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, part III: Pulmonic valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May;149(5):e71-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.02.058.
Key words: pulmonic valve, transcatheter valve repair
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25816957

8. Kilic A, Ohkuma R, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Sussman M, Schneider EB, Whitman GJ. A novel score to estimate the risk of pneumonia after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1415-1421. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.049. Epub 2016 Jan 14.
Key words: risk score, pneumonia, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27085620

9. Magruder JT, Crawford TC, Grimm JC, Fredi JL, Shah AS. Managing mitral regurgitation: focus on the MitraClip device. Med Devices (Auckl). 2016 Apr 12;9:53-60. doi: 10.2147/MDER.S86645. eCollection 2016. Review.
Key words: mitral regurgitation, MitraClip device
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27110142

10. Miller JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, Horvath KA. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging-guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1269-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.11.024. Epub 2015 Nov 22.
Key words: robot assisted, magnetic resonance image guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26725711

11. Miller JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, Horvath KA. Robot-assisted real-time magnetic resonance image-guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1407-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.11.047. Epub 2015 Dec 10.
Key words: robot assisted, magnetic resonance image guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778373

12. Myers MR, Magruder JT, Crawford TC, Grimm JC, Halushka MK, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE. Surgical repair of aortic dissection 16 years post-Ross procedure. J Surg Case Rep. 2016 May 2;2016(4). pii: rjw059. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjw059.
Key words: aortic dissection, Ross procedure
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27141044

13. Prabhu S, Karl T, Morwood J, Alphonso N. Temporary single ventricle palliation for severe diastolic dysfunction in a biventricular heart. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 May 6. pii: 2150135116635145. [Epub ahead of print] \
Key words: single ventricle palliation, diastolic dysfunction, biventuricular heart
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27154794

14. Sajan F, Conte JV, Tamargo RJ, Riley LH, Rock P, Faraday N. Association of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with transfusion in surgical patients. Anesth Analg. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: serotonin reuptatke inhibitors, transfusion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27159071

15. Zant R, Stocker C, Schlapbach LJ, Mayfield S, Karl T, Schibler A. Procalcitonin in the early course post pediatric cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Procalcitonin, pediatric cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27124563

1. Brown CH 4th, Laflam A, Max L, Lymar D, Neufeld KJ, Tian J, Shah AS, Whitman GJ, Hogue CW. The impact of delirium after cardiac surgical procedures on postoperative resource use. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar 31. pii: S0003-4975(16)00067-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.12.074. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: delirium, cardiac surgery, resource use
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27041454

2. Deeb GM, Reardon MJ, Chetcuti S, Patel HJ, Grossman PM, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Coselli JS, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte J, Resar J, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Qiao H, Adams DH, Popma JJ; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. Three-year outcomes in high-risk patients who underwent surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 22. pii: S0735-1097(16)01690-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.506. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: transcatheter aortic valve replacement, high risk
PMID: 27050187

3. Grimm JC, Sciortino CM, Magruder JT, Dungan SP, Valero V 3rd, Sharma K, Tedford RJ, Russell SD, Whitman GJ, Silvestry SC, Shah AS. Outcomes in Patients Bridged With Univentricular and Biventricular Devices in the Modern Era of Heart Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 8. pii: S0003-4975(16)00022-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.019. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: univentircular and biventricular devices, heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27068177

4. Hori D, Hogue C, Adachi H, Max L, Price J, Sciortino C, Zehr K, Conte J, Cameron D, Mandal K. Perioperative optimal blood pressure as determined by ultrasound tagged near infrared spectroscopy and its association with postoperative acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients.Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr;22(4):445-51. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv371. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
Key words: blood pressure, ultrasound, near infrared spectroscopy, postoperative acute kidney injury, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26763042

5. Lee YU, de Dios Ruiz-Rosado J, Mahler N, Best CA, Tara S, Yi T, Shoji T, Sugiura T, Lee AY, Robledo-Avila F, Hibino N, Pober JS, Shinoka T, Partida-Sanchez S, Breuer CK TGF-? receptor 1 inhibition prevents stenosis of tissue-engineered vascular grafts by reducing host mononuclear phagocyte activation. FASEB J. 2016 Apr 8. pii: fj.201500179R. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: TGF-B receptor, tissue-engineered vascular grafts, mononuclear phagocyte activation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27059717

6. Magruder JT, Whitman GR. Reply. Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr;101(4):1631-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.084. No abstract available.
Key words: acute kidney injury, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27000600

7. Mastropietro CW, Benneyworth BD, Turrentine M, Wallace AS, Hornik CP, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML. Tracheostomy after operations for congenital heart disease: an analysis of the society of thoracic surgeons congenital heart surgery database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 12. pii: S0003-4975(16)00058-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.046. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: tracheostomy, congenital heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27083243

8. Mohiuddin MM, Singh AK, Corcoran PC, Thomas Iii ML, Clark T, Lewis BG, Hoyt RF, Eckhaus M, Pierson Iii RN, Belli AJ, Wolf E, Klymiuk N, Phelps C, Reimann KA, Ayares D, Horvath KA. Chimeric 2C10R4 anti-CD40 antibody therapy is critical for long-term survival of GTKO.hCD46.hTBM pig-to-primate cardiac xenograft. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 5;7:11138. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11138.
Key words: Chimeric 2C10R4 anti-CD40 antibody, GTKO.hCD46.hTBM pig-to-primate cardiac xenograft
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27045379

9. Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Farber GK, Bertoch D, Blume ED, Burns KM, Campbell R, Chang AC, Chung WK, Riehle-Colarusso T, Curtis LH, Forrest CB, Gaynor WJ, Gaies MG, Go AS, Henchey P, Martin GR, Pearson G, Pemberton VL, Schwartz SM, Vincent R, Kaltman JR. Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group: An Integrated Network for Congenital Heart Disease Research. Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group: An Integrated Network for Congenital Heart Disease Research. Circulation. 2016 Apr 5;133(14):1410-8. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.019506.
Key words: National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Network for Congenital Heart Disease Research
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27045129

10. Prabhu S, Mattke AC, Anderson B, McBride C, Cooke L, Karl T, Alphonso N. Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia during extracorporeal life support: experience with six neonates.ANZ J Surg. 2016 Mar 14. doi: 10.1111/ans.13466. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: congenital diaphragmatic hernia, extracorporeal life support, neonates
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26990599

11. Svensson LG, Gillinov AM, Weisel RD, Keshavjee S, Bacha EA, Moon MR, Cameron DE, Sugarbaker DJ, Adams DH, Gaynor JW, Coselli JS, Del Nido PJ, Jones D, Sundt TM, Cohn LH, Pomar JL, Lytle BW, Schaff HV. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Reasons and purpose. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr;151(4):935-939.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.138. Epub 2016 Jan 23.
Key words: American Association for Thoracic Surgery, guidelines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26892077

12. van Melle JP, Wolff D, Hörer J, Belli E, Meyns B, Padalino M, Lindberg H, Jacobs JP, Mattila IP, Berggren H, Berger RM, Prêtre R, Hazekamp MG, Helvind M, Nosál M, Tlaskal T, Rubay J, Lazarov S, Kadner A, Hraska V, Fragata J, Pozzi M, Sarris G, Michielon G, di Carlo D, Ebels T. Surgical options after Fontan failure. Heart. 2016 Apr 13. pii: heartjnl-2015-309235. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2015-309235. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Fontan
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27076374

1. Backer CL, Jacobs ML. Fontan at 40: Midlife crisis? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):621-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.117. Epub 2015 Oct 9. No abstract available.
Key words: Fontan
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26896355

2. Cameron D. Why can't the aortic valve be more like the mitral? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Mar;49(3):994. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv429. No abstract available.
Key words: aortic valve, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26851804

3. Conte JV. Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Floyd D. Loop (1936-2015).J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):607-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.088.
Key words: Floyd D. Loop, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26602897

4. Greco G, Ferket BS, D'Alessandro DA, Shi W, Horvath KA, Rosen A, Welsh S, Bagiella E, Neill AE, Williams DL, Greenberg A, Browndyke JN, Gillinov AM, Mayer ML, Keim-Malpass J, Gupta LS, Hohmann SF, Gelijns AC, O'Gara PT, Moskowitz AJ. Diabetes and the Association of Postoperative Hyperglycemia With Clinical and Economic Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery. Diabetes Care. 2016 Mar;39(3):408-17. doi: 10.2337/dc15-1817. Epub 2016 Jan 19.
Key words: diabetes, postoperative hyperglycemia, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26786574

5. Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Do N, Spinner JA, Dungan SP, Kilic A, Patel N, Nelson KL, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Modified Model for End-Stage Liver Disease eXcluding INR (MELD-XI) score predicts early death after pediatric heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):730-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.063. Epub 2015 Sep 5.
Key words: end stage liver disease, Meld-XI Score, pediatric heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26347119

6. Jacobs ML, Cameron DE. Adult congenital heart surgery: a thing of beauty….World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Mar;7(2):131-4. doi: 10.1177/2150135116635109.
Key words: adult congenital surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26957393

7. Jacobs JP, Mayer JE Jr, Mavroudis C, O'Brien SM, Austin EH 3rd, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, He X, Overman DM, St Louis JD, Karamlou T, Pizarro C, Hirsch-Romano JC, McDonald D, Han JM, Dokholyan RS, Tchervenkov CI, Lacour-Gayet F, Backer CL, Fraser CD, Tweddell JS, Elliott MJ, Walters H 3rd, Jonas RA, Prager RL, Shahian DM, Jacobs ML. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2016 Update on Outcomes and Quality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):850-62. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.01.057.
Key words: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database, outcomes, quality
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26897186

8. Lee YU, Mahler N, Best CA, Tara S, Sugiura T, Lee AY, Yi T, Hibino N, Shinoka T, Breuer C. Rational design of an improved tissue-engineered vascular graft: determining the optimal cell dose and incubation time. Regen Med. 2016 Mar;11(2):159-67. doi: 10.2217/rme.15.85. Epub 2016 Feb 29. PMID: 26925512.
Key words: tissue-engineered vascular graft, cell dose, incubation time
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26925512

9. Leeds IL, Fang SH. Anal cancer and intraepithelial neoplasia screening: a review. World J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Jan 27; 8(1):41-51.
Key words: anal cancer, screening prevention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26843912

10. Lorber R, Srivastava S, Wilder TJ, McIntyre S, DeCampli WM, Williams WG, Frommelt P, Parness IA, Blackstone EH, Jacobs M, Mertens L, Brothers J, Herlong JR; AAOCA Working Group of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. The Authors Reply: Is echocardiography adequate to identify the severity of anomalous coronary arteries? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Mar 3. pii: S1936-878X(16)00035-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.01.003. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: echocardiography, anomalous coronary arteries
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26971003

11. Magruder JT, Grimm JC, Kilic A, Crawford T, Conte JV, Cameron DE, Shah AS. Mini-aortic valve replacements are not associated with an increased incidence of patient-prosthesis mismatch: a propensity-scored analysis. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;64(3):144-8. doi: 10.1007/s11748-015-0614-z. Epub 2015 Dec 19.
Key words: Mini-aortic valve replacement, prosthesis mismatch
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26688505

12. Mavroudis C, Deal BJ Fontan Conversion: Literature review and lessons learned over 20 years. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Mar;7(2):192-8. doi: 10.1177/2150135115623960.
Key words: Fontan conversion
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26957403

13. Price J, Magruder JT, Young A, Grimm JC, Patel ND, Alejo D, Dietz HC, Vricella LA, Cameron DE. Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: A comparison of Bentall versus aortic valve-sparing procedures.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb;151(2):330-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.10.068. Epub 2015 Oct 27.
Key words: aortic root operations, Marfan syndrome, Bentall, aortic valve-sparing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26704057

14. Rizzo S, Stellin G, Milanesi O, Padalino M, Vricella LA, Thiene G, Cameron DE, Basso C, Vida VL. Aortic and pulmonary root aneurysms in a child with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar; 101(3):1193-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.045.
Key words: aortic and pulmonary root aneurysm, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26897209

15. Ravishankar C, Gerstenberger E, Sleeper LA, Atz AM, Affolter JT, Bradley TJ, Gaynor JW, Goldstein BH, Henderson HT, Jacobs JP, Lewis AB, Dunbar-Masterson C, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Petit CJ, Pike NA, Pizarro C, Schumacher KR, Williams IA, Newburger JW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Factors affecting Fontan length of stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):669-675.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.061.
Key words: Fontan, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26519244

16. Sanchez JA, Ferdinand FD, Fann JI. Patient safety science in cardiothoracic surgery: an overview. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 101(2):426-33. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.12.034. Epub 2015 Dec 24. No abstract available.
Key words: patient safety science, cardiothoracic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26725034

1. Althumairi AA, Canner JK, Ahuja N, Sacks JM, Safar B, Efron JE. Time to chemotherapy after abdominoperineal resection: comparison between primary closure and perineal flap reconstruction. World J Surg. 2016;40(1):225-30.
Key words: abdominoperineal resection, chemotherapy, perineal flap reconstruction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26336877

2. Althumairi AA, Canner JK, Gorin MA, Fang SH, Gearhart SL, Wick EC, Safar B, Bivalacqua TJ, Efron JE. Reduction of costs for pelvic exenteration performed by high volume surgeons: analysis of the Maryland Health Service Cost Review Commission Database. Am Surg. 2016;82(1):46-52.
Key words: pelvic exenteration, surgeons volume, hospital volumes http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26802857

3. Althumairi AA, Lazarev MG, Gearhart SL. Inflammatory bowel disease associated neoplasia: A surgeon's perspective. World J Gastroenterol. 2016;22(3):961-73.
Key words: inflammatory bowel disease, dysplasia, colorectal cancer, endoscopy, surveillance, colectomy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26811640

4. Ashraf DC, May KP, Holland GN, Van Natta ML, Wu AW, Thorne JE, Jabs DA. Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. relationship between human immunodeficiency virus neuroretinal disorder and vision-specific quality of life among people with AIDS. Ophthalmology. 2015 Dec;122(12):2560-7. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.07.037. Epub 2015 Sep 6.
Key words: HIV, Quality of life, Patient Reported Outcome, Neuroretinal disorder
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26350547

5. Bott MJ, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Colditz GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Broderick S, Meyers BF, Puri V.Pathologic Upstaging in patients undergoing resection for stage i non-small cell lung cancer: are there modifiable predictors? Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2048-53. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.100. Epub 2015 Aug 13.
Key words: Non-small cell lung cancer, resection, staging
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26277562

6. Brescia AA, Broderick SR, Crabtree TD, Puri V, Musick JF, Bell JM, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF. adjuvant therapy for positive nodes after induction therapy and resection of esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):200-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.09.001. Epub 2015 Oct 24.
Key words: esophageal cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26507424

7. Broderick SR, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Morgansztern D, Robinson CG, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V. Pneumonectomy for clinical stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: the effect of neoadjuvant therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):451-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.07.022. Epub 2015 Sep 26.
Key words: pneumonectomy, Non-small cell lung cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26410162

8. Hansen S, Zingg W, Ahmad R, Kyratsis Y, Behnke M, Schwab F, Pittet D, Gastmeier P. PROHIBIT study group. Organization of infection control in European hospitals. J Hosp Infect. 2015 Dec;91(4):338-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.07.011.Epub 2015 Sep 28.
Key word Infection control, Patient Safety, Hospital
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26542950

9. Hansen S, Schwab F, Gastmeier P; PROHIBIT study group. Provision and consumption of alcohol-based hand rubs in European hospitals. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Dec;21 (12):1047-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.09.019. Epub 2015 Sept 28. Review.
Key words: Infection control, Patient Safety, Hospital
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26417851

10. Ladd MR, Niño DF, March JC, Sodhi CP, Hackam DJ. Generation of artificial intestine for the management of short bowel syndrome. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016 Feb 10. Epub ahead of print.
Key words: artificial intestine, intestinal organoids, intestinal stem cells, short bowel syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26867049

11. Puri V, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Broderick SR, Morgensztern D, Colditz GA, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Patel A, Robinson CG. Treatment outcomes in stage i lung cancer: a comparison of surgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Dec;10(12):1776-84. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000680.
Key words: Non-small cell lung cancer, surgery, stereotactic radiotherapy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26334753

12. Puri V, Patel AP, Crabtree TD, Bell JM, Broderick SR, Kreisel D, Krupnick AS, Patterson GA, Meyers. Unexpected readmission after lung cancer surgery: A benign event? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec;150(6):1496-1505.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.067. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26410004

13. Purnell TS, Luo X, Kucirka LM, Cooper LA, Crews DC, Boulware LE, Segev DL. Reduced racial disparity in kidney transplant outcomes in the United States from 1990 to 2012. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Feb 4 [epub ahead of print]
Key words: Epidemiology; end-stage renal disease; ethnicity; kidney transplantation; transplant outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26848153

14. Whicher D, Wu AW. Ethics review of survey research: a mandatory requirement for publication? Patient. 2015 Dec;8(6):477-82. doi: 10.1007/s40271-015-0141-0.
Key words: Survey, Ethics, Patient centered outcomes research
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26392006

15. Wu AW, White SM, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Carducci MA, Herman JM, Snyder CF. Patient Viewpoint Scientific Advisory Board. Improving an electronic system for measuring PROs in routine oncology practice. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Dec 7. [Epubahead of print]
Key words: Patient Reported Outcome, Oncology, Electronic Health Record
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26644190

1. Althumairi AA, Canner JK, Pawlik TM, Schneider E, Nagarajan N, Safar B, Efron JE. Benefits of bowel preparation beyond surgical site infection: a retrospective study. Ann Surg. 2015 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: colectomy, mechanical bowel preparation, oral antibiotics bowel preparation, surgical site infection
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26727098

2. Brown CH 4th, Faigle R, Klinker L, Bahouth M, Max L, LaFlam A, Neufeld KJ, Mandal K, Gottesman RF, Hogue CW Jr. The association of brain MRI characteristics and postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients. Clin Ther. 2015 Dec 1;37(12):2686-2699.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.10.021. Epub 2015 Nov 29.
Key words: cardiac surgery, postoperative delirium, sulcal width, ventricular size, white matter hyperintensities
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26621626

3. Conte JV, Gleason TG, Resar JR, Adams DH, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Hughes GC, Zorn GL, Reardon MJ. Transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):72-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.067. Epub 2015 Oct 1.
Key words: Transcatheter, surgical, aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass graft
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433523

4. Etra JW, Metkus TS, Whitman GJ, Mandal K. Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass: easy to miss unless suspected. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):e13-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.110.
Key words: lower extremity compartment syndrome, coronary artery bypass surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26694303

5. Hibino N, Best CA, Engle A, Ghimbovschi S, Knoblach S, Nath DS, Ishibashi N, Jonas RA. Novel association of miR-451 with the incidence of TEVG stenosis in a murine model. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: miR-451, TEVG stenosis, Murine model
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26573748

6. Jelin EB, Daggag H, Speer AL, Hameed N, Lessan N, Barakat M, Nadler EP. Melancortin-4 receptor signaling is not required for short-term weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy in pediatric patients. International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Nov 5. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.230
Key words: Sleeve gastrectomy, pediatric surgery
http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo2015230a.html
PMID: 26538186

7. Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML. Transparency and public reporting of pediatric and congenital heart surgery outcomes in North America. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2016 Jan;7(1):49-53. doi: 10.1177/2150135115619161.
Key words: database, morbidity, outcomes, mortality; practice guidelines, professional affairs
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26714994

8. Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Prager RL, Edwards FH, McDonald D, Han JM, D'Agostino RS, Jacobs ML, Kozower BD, Badhwar V, Thourani VH, Gaissert HA, Fernandez FG, Wright C, Fann JI, Paone G, Sanchez JA, Cleveland JC Jr, Brennan JM, Dokholyan RS, O'Brien SM, Peterson ED, Grover FL, Patterson GA. Introduction to the STS National Database Series: outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):1992-2000. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.060. Epub 2015 Oct 31.
Key words: STS database, outcomes analysis, quality improvement, patient safety cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26525868

9. Kron IL, LaPar DJ, Horvath KA; CTSN Investigators and The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee. Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network: Evidence-based surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan;151(1):28-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.09.122. Epub 2015 Oct 9. No abstract available.
Key words: Cardiothoracic Surgical Network, clinical trials
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26519245

10. Magruder JT, Grimm JC, Kilic A, Crawford T, Conte JV, Cameron DE, Shah AS. Mini-aortic valve replacements are not associated with an increased incidence of patient-prosthesis mismatch: a propensity-scored analysis. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Aortic valve, Aortic valve replacement, Hemisternotomy, Median sternotomy, Patient-prosthesis mismatch
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26688505

11. Marsteller JA, Wen M, Hsu YJ, Bauer LC, Schwann NM, Young CJ, Sanchez JA, Errett NA, Gurses AP, Thompson DA, Wahr JA, Martinez EA. Safety culture in cardiac surgical teams: data from five programs and national surgical comparison. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2182-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.109. Epub 2015 Aug 29.
Key words: safety culture, cardiac surgery teams
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26330011

12. Pustavoitau A, Barodka V, Sharpless NE, Torrice C, Nyhan D, Berkowitz DE, Shah AS, Bandeen Roche KJ, Walston JD. Role of senescence marker p16INK4a measured in peripheral blood T-lymphocytes in predicting length of hospital stay after coronary artery bypass surgery in older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2015 Dec 9;74:29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2015.12.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Aging biomarker, Chronological age, Coronary artery bypass, Frailty, Length of hospital stay, Peripheral blood T-lymphocytes, Senescence, p16(INK4a) levels
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26692418

13. Ravi Y, Campagna R, Rosas PC, Essa E, Hasan AK, Higgins RS, Emani S, Sai-Sudhakar CB. Successful heart transplantation using a donor heart afflicted by takotsubo cardiomyopathy.Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2016 Jan;29(1):73-4.
Key words: heart transplant, takotsubo cardiomyopathy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26722178

14. Sanchez JA, Ferdinand FD, Fann JI. Patient safety science in cardiothoracic surgery: an overview. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec 24. pii: S0003-4975(15)02025-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.12.034. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: patient safety, cardiothoracic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26725034

15. Zehr KJ. Form ever follows function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan;151(1):120-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.098. Epub 2015 Sep 11. No abstract available.
Key words: valve sparing aortic root reconstruction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26453275

1. Brown CH 4th, Faigle R, Klinker L, Bahouth M, Max L, LaFlam A, Neufeld KJ, Mandal K, Gottesman RF, Hogue CW Jr. The association of brain MRI characteristics and postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients. Clin Ther. 2015 Dec 1;37(12):2686-2699.e9.
Key words: Brain MRI, postoperative delirium, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26621626

2. Egan C, Sodhi C, Good M, Lin J, Jia H, Yamaguchi Y, Lu P, Ma C, Branca M, Weyandt S, Fulton W, Diego Nino, Prindle T, Ozolek J, Hackam, D. Toll Like Receptor 4 mediated lymphocyte influx induces neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2015 Dec 21. pii: 83356.
Key words: infant surgery, neonatal immunity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26690704

3. Hansen S, Schwab F, Gastmeier P; PROHIBIT study group. Provision and consumption of alcohol-based hand rubs in European hospitals. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Dec;21(12):1047-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.09.019. Epub 2015 Sep28. Review.
Key words: Hand Hygiene, infection control, hospital care, patient safety, Europe
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/264178

4. Hansen S, Zingg W, Ahmad R, Kyratsis Y, Behnke M, Schwab F, Pittet D, Gastmeier P; PROHIBIT study group. Organization of infection control in European hospitals. J Hosp Infect. 2015 Dec;91(4):338-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2015.07.011.Epub 2015 Sep 28.
Key words: Infection control, Hospital care, Europe, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26542950

5. Hibino N, Best CA, Engle A, Ghimbovschi S, Knoblach S, Nath DS, Ishibashi N, Richard JA. Novel association of miR-451 with the incidence of TEVG stenosis in a murine model. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: miR-451, TEVG Stenosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26573748

6. Melchiorri AJ, Hibino N, Best CA, Yi T, Lee YU, Kraynak CA, Kimerer LK, Krieger A, Kim P, Breuer CK, Fisher JP. 3D-printed biodegradable polymeric vascular grafts. Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 Dec 2. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201500725. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: 3D-printed biodegradable, polymeric vascular grafts
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26627057

7. Shoulders B, Dzintars K, Crow J, Davis S, Whitman G. 100: Impact of intraoperative continuous vs. Intermittent cefazolin therapy on the incidence of SSIS. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec;43(12 Suppl 1):26.
Key words: cefazolin therapy, SSIS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26569761

8. Thirunavukkarasu M, Selvaraju V, Tapias L, Sanchez JA, Palesty JA, Maulik N. Protective effects of Phyllanthus emblica against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury: the role of PI3-kinase/glycogen synthase kinase 3?/?-catenin pathway. J Physiol Biochem. 2015 Dec;71(4):623-33. doi: 10.1007/s13105-015-0426-8. Epub 2015 Sep 5.
Key words: Phyllanthus emblica, myocardial ischemia, reperfusion injury, PI3-kinase/glycogen synthase kinase 3?/?-catenin pathway
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26342597

9. Whicher D, Wu AW. Ethics review of survey research: a mandatory requirement for publication? Patient. 2015 Dec;8(6):477-82. doi: 10.1007/s40271-015-0141-0.
Key words: Research Ethics, Survey Research
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26392006

10. Wilder TJ, McCrindle BW, Phillips AB, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, Williams WG, DeCampli WM, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Karamlou T, Kirshbom PM, Lofland GK, Ziemer G, Hickey EJ. Survival and right ventricular performance for matched children after stage-1 Norwood: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec;150(6):1440-1452.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.06.069. Epub 2015 Jul 2.
Key words: Stage-1 Norwood, Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt, Right Ventricle Pulmonary Artery Conduit
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26254760

11. Woods-Hill C, Brown K, Fackler J, Alejo D, Jacobs M, Vricella L, Nelson K. 94. Phase of care mortality analysis for a pediatric cardiothoracic surgical population. Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec;43(12 Suppl 1):25.
Key words: phase of care mortality analysis, pediatric cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26569755

1. Arhuidese IJ, Obeid T, Hicks C, Qazi U, Botchey I, Zarkowsky DS, Reifsnyder T, Malas MB. Vascular access modifies the protective effect of obesity on survival in hemodialysis patients. Surgery. 2015 Dec;158(6):1628-34. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.04.036.
Key words: USRDS, Obesity, Renal disease, Dialysis, Mortality, Survival
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26126794

2. Bando K, Schaff HV, Sato T, Hashimoto K, Cameron DE. A multidisciplinary approach to ensure scientific integrity in clinical research. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov;100(5):1534-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.097
Key words: scientific integrity, clinical research
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26522518

3. Crawford TC, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Stephens RS, Sciortino CM, Vaught AJ, Althaus J, Shah AS, Kim BS.A curious case of acute respiratory distress syndrome. J Surg Case Rep. 2015 Nov 9;2015(11). pii: rjv140. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjv140.
Key words: acute respiratory distress syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26552407

4. Gaies M, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Bird GL, Alten JA, Shekerdemian LS, Klugman D, Thiagarajan RR, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Nicolson SC, Donohue JE, Yu S, Pasquali SK, Cooper DS. clinical epidemiology of extubation failure in the pediatric cardiac ICU: a report from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov;16(9):837-45. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000498.
Key words: extubation failure in pediatric cardiac ICU
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218260

5. Grimm JC, Kilic A, Shah AS, Trent Magruder J, Valero V 3rd, Dungan SP, Russell SD, Tedford RJ, Whitman GJ, Sciortino CM. The influence of institutional volume on the incidence of complications and their effect on mortality after heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Nov;34(11):1390-7.
Key words: volume, complications, heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26296959

6. Hori D, Hogue CW Jr, Shah A, Brown C, Neufeld KJ, Conte JV, Price J, Sciortino C, Max L, Laflam A, Adachi H, Cameron DE, Mandal K. Cerebral autoregulation monitoring with ultrasound-tagged near-infrared spectroscopy in cardiac surgery patients. Anesth Analg. 2015 Nov;121(5):1187-93. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000930.
Key words: cerebral autoregulation, infrared spectroscopy, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26334746

7. Hornik CP, Collins RT 2nd, Jaquiss RD, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Pasquali SK, Wallace AS, Hill KD Combining clinical databases with genetic studies to help advance the causation model of congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov;150(5):1380-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.006.
Key words: clinical databases, genetic studies, congenital heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26546205

8. Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Prager RL, Edwards FH, McDonald D, Han JM, D'Agostino RS, Jacobs ML, Kozower BD, Badhwar V, Thourani VH, Gaissert HA, Fernandez FG, Wright C, Fann JI, Paone G, Sanchez JA, Cleveland JC Jr, Brennan JM, Dokholyan RS, O'Brien SM, Peterson ED, Grover FL, Patterson GA. Introduction to the STS National Database Series: Outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct 31. pii: S0003-4975(15)01731-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.060. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: STS Database, Outcome Analysis, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26525868

9. Magruder JT, Dungan SP, Grimm JC, Harness HL, Wierschke C, Castillejo S, Barodka V, Katz N, Shah AS,Whitman GJ. Nadir oxygen delivery on bypass and hypotension increase acute kidney injury risk after cardiac operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov;100(5):1697-703. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.059. Epub 2015 Aug 11.
Key words: Nadir Oxygen, CPB, Hypotension, Acute Kidney injury, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26271583

10. Malas MB, Jordan WD, Cooper MA, Qazi U, Beck AW, Belkin M, Robinson W, Fillinger M. J Vasc Surg. Performance of the Aorfix endograft in severely angulated proximal necks in the PYTHAGORAS United States clinical trial. 2015 Nov;62(5):1108-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.05.042. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
Key words: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA, PYTHAGORAS, Angulated Neck, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, EVAR
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26321596

11. Obeid T, Arhuidese I, Gaidry A, Qazi U, Abularrage C, Goodney P, Cronenwett J, Malas M. Beta-blocker use is associated with lower stroke and death after carotid artery stenting. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S0741-5214(15)01942-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.08.108. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26526052
Key words: Stroke, Death, Mortality, Beta blocker, carotid artery disease, carotid artery stenting
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26526052

12. Obeid T, Krishnan A, Abdalla G, Schweitzer M, Magnuson T, Steele KE. GERD Is associated with higher long-term reoperation rates after bariatric surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Oct 21. Epub [ahead of print].
Key words: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, reoperations, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, complications, readmissions

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26489741

13. Reifsnyder T, Arhuidese IJ, Hicks CW, Obeid T, Massada KE, Khaled A, Qazi U, Malas MB. Contemporary outcomes for open infrainguinal bypass in the endovascular era. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov 5. pii: S0890-5096(15)00777-3. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.10.003. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26549809
Key words: Lower Extremity, Bypass, Femoro-popliteal bypass, Endovascular, infrainguinal bypass
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26549809

14. Sacco Casamassima MG, Papandria D, Goldstein SD, Yang J, McIltrot KH, Abdullah F, Colombani PM. Contemporary management of recurrent pectus excavatum. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct; 50(10):1726-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.04.013. Epub 2015 Apr 28.
Key words: Pectus excavatum; Recurrent chest wall deformity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25962841

15. Suresh SC, Selvaraju V, Thirunavukkarasu M, Goldman JW, Husain A, Alexander Palesty J, Sanchez JA, McFadden DW, Maulik N. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx1) engineered mesenchymal stem cell therapy increased pro-angiogenic factors, reduced fibrosis and improved heart function in the infarcted rat myocardium. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Dec 15;201:517-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.08.117. Epub Aug
Key words: mesechymal stem cell, heart function, rat myocardium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26322599

1. Ashraf DC, May KP, Holland GN, Van Natta ML, Wu AW, Thorne JE, Jabs DA;Studies of the Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group. Relationship between Human Immunodeficiency Virus neuroretinal disorder and vision-specific quality of life among people with AIDS. Ophthalmology. 2015 Sep 6. pii:S0161-6420(15)00776-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.07.037. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Quality of Life, HIV Neuroretinal Disorder NRD
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26350547

2. Bhatt DL, Drozda JP Jr, Shahian DM, Chan PS, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Jacobs JP, Masoudi FA, Peterson ED, Welke KF, Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Chan PS, Curtis LH, Ferguson TB Jr, Fonarow GC, Ho PM, Jurgens C, O'Brien S, Russo AM, Thomas RJ, Ting HH, Varosy PD. ACC/AHA/STS Statement on the Future of Registries and the Performance Measurement Enterprise: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Oct 2. pii: HCQ.0000000000000013.
Key words: Registries, Performance Measurement, ACC, AHA, STS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26432527

3. Bordeianou L, Hicks CW, Olariu A, Savitt L, Pulliam SJ, Weinstein M, Rockwood T, Sylla P, Kuo J, Wakamatsu M. Effect of coexisting pelvic floor disorders on fecal incontinence quality of life scores: a prospective, survey-based study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Nov;58(11):1091-7. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000459.
Key words: pelvic floor; quality of life; fecal incontinence; urinary incontinence
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26445183

4. Cameron D. Good news for valve-sparing surgery in Marfan syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 29;66(13):1454-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.011.
Key words: valve-sparing, Marfan syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26279096

5. Hicks CW, Tosoian JJ, Craig-Schapiro R, Valero V 3rd, Cameron JL, Eckhauser FE, Hirose K, Makary MA, Pawlik TM, Ahuja N, Weiss MJ, Wolfgang CL. Early hospital readmission for gastrointestinal-related complications predicts long-term mortality after pancreatectomy. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct;210(4):636-642.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.05.009.
Key words: pancreatectomy; whipple; readmission; complication; mortality
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26384793

6. Hori D, Everett AD, Lee JK, Ono M, Brown CH, Shah AS, Mandal K, Price JE, Lester LC, Hogue CW. Rewarming rate during cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with release of glial fibrillary acidic protein. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;100(4):1353-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.006.
Key words: rewarming rate, cardiopulmonary bypass, gilial fibrillary acidic protein.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26163357

7. Hori D, Hogue CW Jr, Shah A, Brown C, Neufeld KJ, Conte JV, Price J, Sciortino C, Max L, Laflam A, Adachi H, Cameron DE, Mandal K. Cerebral autoregulation monitoring with ultrasound-tagged near-infrared spectroscopy in cardiac surgery patients. Anesth Analg. 2015 Sep 2.
Key words; cerebral autoregulation monitoring. Ultrasound-tagged near-infrared spectoscopy, Cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26334746

8. Johnson JT, Sleeper LA, Chen S, Ohye RG, Gaies MG, Williams IA, Sachdeva R, Pruetz JD, Tatum GH, Thacker D, Brunetti MA, Frommelt MA, Jacobs JP, Kirsh JA, Lambert LM, Newburger JW, Pemberton VL, Zyblewski SC, Divanovic AA, Pinto NM; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Associations between day of admission and day of surgery on outcome and resource utilization in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who underwent Stage I palliation (from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 15;116(8):1263-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.07.044.
Key words: hypoplastic left heart syndorme, admission and surgery date on outcome, Resource utilization, Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26303634

9. Katz NM. Meeting the expanded challenges of the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct;150(4):777-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.06.013. Epub 2015 Jun 16.
Key words: cardiothoracic intensive care unit

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26183196

10. Lui C, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Dungan SP, Spinner JA, Do N, Nelson KL, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Jacobs ML The effect of institutional volume on complications and their impact on mortality after pediatric heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;100(4):1423-31. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.016.
Key words: volume, complications, mortality, pediatric heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26298167

11. Milani-Nejad N, Canan BD, Elnakish MT, Davis JP, Chung JH, Fedorov V, Binkley PF, Higgins RS, Kilic A, Mohler PJ, Janssen PM. The Frank-Starling mechanism involves deceleration of cross-bridge kinetics and is preserved in failing human right ventricular myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Oct 9:ajpheart.00685.2015. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00685.2015.
Key words: Frank-Starling Mechanism, human right ventricular myocardium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26453335

12. Misra S, Conte J, Resar J. Left atrial thrombus associated with interatrial septal occluder 5 years after implantation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Oct;8(10):e002856. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.115.002856.
Key words: left atrial thrombus, interatrial septal occluder
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26399266

13. Musa H, Kline CF, Sturm AC, Murphy N, Adelman S, Wang C, Yan H, Johnson BL, Csepe TA, Kilic A, Higgins RS, Janssen PM, Fedorov VV, Weiss R, Salazar C, Hund TJ, Pitt GS, Mohler PJ. SCN5A variant that blocks fibroblast growth factor homologous factor regulation causes human arrhythmia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 6;112(40):12528-33. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516430112. Key words; SCN5A variant, fibroblast growth factor, arrhythmia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26392562

14. Shahian DM, He X, Jacobs JP, Kurlansky PA, Badhwar V, Cleveland JC Jr, Fazzalari FL, Filardo G, Normand SL, Furnary AP, Magee MJ, Rankin JS, Welke KF, Han J, O'Brien SM. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons composite measure of individual surgeon performance for adult cardiac surgery: a report of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Quality Measurement Task Force. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct;100(4):1315-25. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.122.
Key words: STS, Composite measure surgeon performance, adult cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26330012

15. Xu T, Wu AW, Makary MA. The potential hazards of hospital consolidation: implications for quality, access, and price. JAMA. 2015 Oct 6;314(13):1337-8.
Key words: Hospital, Quality of care, Monopoly
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26270867

1. Boeck MA, Nagarajan N, Swaroop M. The role of public health in a global surgery fellowship. J Surg Educ. 2015 Sep-Oct;72(5):776-7.
Key words: Surgical education, Global surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26210253

2. Nagarajan N, Blair S, Nwadiuko J. Diaspora engagement in humanitarian emergencies and beyond. The Lancet. 2015 Sept 12; 386 (9998): 1015-1016.
Key words: Humanitarian emergencies, Global health
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00071-9/abstract
PMID: 26382979

3. Nagarajan N, Morden A, Bischof D, King EA, Kosztowski M, Wick EC, Stein EM. The role of fiber supplementation in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Euro J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Sep;27(9):1002-10.
Key words: Irritable bowel syndrome, Fiber supplementation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26148247

4. Peterson LA, Cheskin LJ, Furtado M, Papas K, Schweitzer MA, Magnuson TH, Steele KS. Malnutrition in bariatric surgery candidates: Multiple micronutrient deficiencies prior to surgery. Obesity Surgery. 2015 Aug 22 [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-015-1844-y
Key words: Bariatric surgery, Nutritional status, Multiple micronutrient deficiency, Malnutrition
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11695-015-1844-y
PMID: 26297429

1. Delaspre F, Beer RL, Rovira M, Huang W, Wang G, Gee S, Vitery MD, Wheelan SJ, Parsons MJ. Centroacinar cells are progenitors that contribute to endocrine pancreas regeneration. Diabetes. 2015 Jul 7. pii: db150153.
Key words: Beta cell, regeneration, Pancreas progenitors
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26153247

2. Gaies M, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Bird GL, Alten JA, Shekerdemian LS, Klugman D, Thiagarajan RR, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Nicolson SC, Donohue JE, Yu S, Pasquali SK, Cooper DS. Clinical epidemiology of extubation failure in the pediatric cardiac ICU: A report from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: extubation failure, pediatric cardiac ICU, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218260

3. Grimm JC, Magruder JT, Ohkuma R, Dungan SP, Hayes A, Vose AK, Orlando M, Sussman MS, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. A novel risk score to predict dysphagia after cardiac surgery procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):568-74. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.077. Epub 2015 Jun 26.
Key words: risk score, dysphagia, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26122635

4. Hibino N, Cismowski MJ, Lilly B, McConnell PI, Shinoka T, Cheatham JP, Lucchesi PA, Galantowicz ME, Trask AJ. Potential molecular mechanism of retrograde aortic arch stenosis in the hybrid approach to hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 7. pii: S0003-4975(15)00802-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.125. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: retrograde aortic arch stenosis, hypoplastic left heart syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26163359

5. Hicks KA, Tcheng JE, Bozkurt B, Chaitman BR, Cutlip DE, Farb A, Fonarow GC, Jacobs JP, Jaff MR, Lichtman JH, Limacher MC, Mahaffey KW, Mehran R, Nissen SE, Smith EE, Targum SL. 2014 ACC/AHA Key Data Elements and Definitions for Cardiovascular Endpoint Events in Clinical Trials: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Committee to Develop Cardiovascular Endpoints Data Standards). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 28;66(4):403-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.12.018. Epub 2014 Dec 29. No abstract available.
Key words: cardiovascular clinical trials, data standards
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25553722

6. Hori D, Ono M, Rappold TE, Conte JV, Shah AS, Cameron DE, Adachi H, Everett AD, Hogue CW. Hypotension after cardiac operations based on autoregulation monitoring leads to brain cellular injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):487-93. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.036. Epub 2015 Jun 16.
Key words: Hypotension, cardiac surgery, autoregulation, brain cellular injury
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26089226

7. Kaneko T, Vassileva CM, Englum B, Kim S, Yammine M, Brennan M, Suri RM, Thourani VH, Jacobs JP, Aranki S. Contemporary outcomes of repeat aortic valve replacement: a benchmark for transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 21. pii: S0003-4975(15)00688-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.062. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: repeat aortic valve replacement, transcatheter valve-in-valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26209480

8. Kilic A, Sultan IS, Arnaoutakis GJ, Higgins RS, Kilic A. Assessment of thoracic endografting operative mortality risk score: development and validation in 2,000 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 25. pii: S0003-4975(15)00153-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.01.040. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Thoracic endogrfting, mortality risk score
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26219690

9. Maxwell BG, Sheikh AY, Ajuba-Iwuji CC, Heitmiller ES, Vricella LA. Pulmonary vascular resistance index and mortality after paediatric heart transplant. Cardiol Young. 2015 Aug;25(6):1141-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951114001796.
Key words: pulmonary vascular resistance, pediatric heart transplant
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25245660

10. Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Bove EL, Gaynor JW, He X, Gaies MG, Hirsch-Romano JC, Mayer JE, Peterson ED, Pinto NM, Shah SS, Hall M, Jacobs ML. Quality-cost relationship in congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 14. pii: S0003-4975(15)00819-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.139. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Quality, cost, congenital heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26184555

11. Shahian DM, Grover FL, Prager RL, Edwards FH, Filardo G, O?Brien SM, He X, Furnary AP, Rankin JS, Badhwar V, Cleveland JC Jr, Fazzalari FL, Magee MJ, Han J, Jacobs JP. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons voluntary public reporting initiative: the first 4 years. Ann Surg. 2015 Sep;262(3):526-35. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001422.
Key words: Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Public Reporting
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26258322

12. Tara S, Kurobe H, de Dios Ruiz Rosado J, Best CA, Shoji T, Mahler N, Yi T, Lee YU, Sugiura T, Hibino N, Partida-Sanchez S, Breuer CK, Shinoka T. Cilostazol, not aspirin, prevents stenosis of bioresorbable vascular grafts in a venous model. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jul 16. pii: ATVBAHA.115.306027.
Key words: Cilostazol, stenosis, bioresorbable vascular grafts
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26183618

13. Wang G, Rajpurohit SK, Delaspre F, Walker SL, White DT, Ceasrine A, Kuruvilla R, Li RJ, Shim JS, Liu JO, Parsons MJ, Mumm JS. First quantitative high-throughput screen in zebrafish identifies novel pathways for increasing pancreatic beta-cell mass, Elife. 2015 Jul 28;4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.08261.
Key words: High-throughput screening, Beta cell diabetes
http://elifesciences.org/content/early/2015/07/28/eLife.08261
PMID: 26218223

14. Wilder TJ, McCrindle BW, Phillips AB, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, Williams WG, DeCampli WM, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Karamlou T, Kirshbom PM, Lofland GK, Ziemer G, Hickey EJ. Survival and right ventricular performance for matched children after stage-1 Norwood: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(15)01103-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.06.069. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Norwood Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt, right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26254760

15. Wolf RM, Steele KE, Peterson LA, Magnuson TH, Schweitzer MA, Wong GW. Lower circulating C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP3) levels are associated with obesity: A cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE. 2015 Jul 29; 10(7): e0133955. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133955
Key words: Obesity, Adiponectin, Body mass index, Leptin, Cholesterol, Ethnic epidemiology, Ethnicities, Type 2 diabetes
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133955
PMID: 26222183

1. Arnaoutakis DJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Abularrage CJ, Beaulieu RJ, Shah AS, Cameron DE, Black JH 3rd. Cohort comparison of thoracic endovascular aortic repair with open thoracic aortic repair using modern end-organ preservation strategies. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul;29(5):882-90. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.01.007.
Key words: endovascular aortic repair
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757992

2. Haut ER. Public reporting of patient satisfaction vs objective quality measures: why must we choose? Can patients have both? JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun 24. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1347. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Public Reporting, Patient Satisfaction, Objective, Quality Measures, Patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26107506

3. Hicks CW, Wick EC, Canner JK, Black JH 3rd, Arhuidese I, Qazi U, Obeid T, Freischlag JA, Malas MB. Hospital-level factors associated with mortality after endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. JAMA Surg. 2015 May 13. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3871. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: AAA repair, EVAR, outcomes, NSQIP
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25970850

4. Hijazi ZM, Ruiz CE, Zahn E, Ringel R, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Feldman T, Fullerton D, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Tommaso CL. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, Part III: Pulmonic valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jul;86(1):85-93. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25710. Epub 2015 Mar 24.
Key words: transcatheter valve repair, pulmonic valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25952213

5. Hori D, Everett AD, Lee JK, Ono M, Brown CH, Shah AS, Mandal K, Price JE, Lester LC, Hogue CW. Rewarming rate during cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with release of glial fibrillary acidic protein. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 7. pii: S0003-4975(15)00598-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.006. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: cardiopulmonary bypass, glial fibrillary acidic protein
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26163357

6. Khanna AD, Hill KD, Pasquali SK, Wallace AS, Masoudi FA, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Karamlou T.Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):138-46. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.025. Epub 2015 May 23. Benchmark outcomes for pulmonary valve replacement using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons databases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):138-46. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.025. Epub 2015 May 23.
Key words: pulmonary valve replacement, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26007205

7. Lau BD, Streiff MB, Pronovost PJ, Haider AH, Efron DT, Haut ER. Attending physician performance measure scores and resident physicians' ordering practices. JAMA Surg. 2015 June 17 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Residents, Physician, Measure, Orders
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26083420

8. Malas MB, Canner JK, Hicks CW, Arhuidese IJ, Zarkowsky DS et al. Trends in incident hemodialysis access and mortality. JAMA Surg. 2015 May 1;150(5):441-8.
Key words: end-stage renal disease, hemodialysis, arteriovenous fistula
http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2173312
PMID:25962926

9. Mark LJ, Herzer KR, Cover R, Pandian V, Bhatti NI, Berkow LC, Haut ER, Hillel AT, Miller CR, Feller-Kopman DJ, Schiavi AJ, Xie YJ, Lim C, Holzmueller C, Ahmad M, Thomas P, Flint PW, Mirski MA. Difficult airway response team: a novel quality improvement program for managing hospital-wide airway emergencies. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jul;121(1):127-39.
Key words: Emergencies, Airway, Difficult Airway, Response Team, DART, Quality Improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26086513

10. Reardon MJ, Adams DH, Kleiman NS, Yakubov SJ, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Chetcuti S, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte JV, Resar JR, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Qiao H, Popma JJ. 2-Year outcomes in patients undergoing surgical or self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 14;66(2):113-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.017. Epub 2015 Jun 5.
Key words: transcatheter aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26055947

11. Seamon MJ, Haut ER, Van Arendonk K, Barbosa RR, Chiu WC, Dente CJ, Fox N, Jawa RS, Khwaja K, Lee KJ, Magnotti LJ, Mayglothling JA, McDonald AA, Rowell S, Kathleen B, Falck-Ytter Y, Rhee P. An evidence based approach to patient selection for emergency department thoracotomy: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul;79(1):159-73.
Key words: Emergency, Thoracotomy, EAST
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26091330

12. Steele KE, Canner J, Prokopowicz G, Verde F, Beselman A, Wyse R, Chen J, Streiff M, Magnuson T, Lidor A, Schweitzer M. The EFFORT trial: Preoperative enoxaparin versus postoperative fondaparinux for thromboprophylaxis in bariatric surgical paitents: a randomized double-blind pilot trial. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015, May-Jun;11(3):672-83.
Key words: Anticoagulation; Bariatric surgery; Clinical trial; Prophylaxis; Venous thromboembolism
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25620436

13. Stephens RS, Whitman GJ. Postoperative critical care of the adult cardiac surgical patient: part ii: procedure-specific considerations, management of complications, and quality improvement. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: adult cardiac surgery critical care, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26136101

14. Zarkowsky DS, Arhuidese IJ, Hicks CW et al. Racial/ethnic disparities associated with hemodialysis access. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jun 1;150(6):529-36.
Key words: end-stage renal disease, arteriovenous fistula, racial disparity, ethnic disparity
http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2280714
PMID:25923973

15. Zarkowsky DS, Hicks CW, Arhuidese IJ et al. Quality improvement targets for regional variation in surgical end-stage renal disease care. JAMA Surg. 2015 June 24 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: end-stage renal disease, arteriovenous fistula, regional variation
http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2330658
PMID: 26107005

1. Arhuidese IJ, Obeid T, Hicks C, Qazi U, Botchey I, Zarkowsky DS, Reifsnyder T, Malas MB. Vascular access modifies the protective effect of obesity on survival in hemodialysis patients. Surgery. Accepted May 2015. In press
Key words: Vascular access, Obesity paradox, Hemodialysis, Body mass index, Arteriovenous fistula, survival
No PMID available

2. Arhuidese IJ, Salami A, Obeid T, Qazi U, Abularrage CJ, Black JH, Perler BA, Malas MB. The age effect in increasing operative mortality following delay in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg. Accepted April 2015. In press
Key words: Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Aneurysm, Mortality, Delay, Age
No PMID available

3. Baumgartner WA. 50th Anniversary Perspective on Lower, RR, Dong E, Shumway NE. Suppression of Rejection Crises in the Cardiac Homograft. Ann Thorac Surg 1965;1:645-9. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 May;99(5):1497-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.030.
Key words: Rejection, cardiac homograft
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25952188

4. Gaynor JW, Stopp C, Wypij D, Andropoulos DB, Atallah J, Atz AM, Beca J, Donofrio MT, Duncan K, Ghanayem NS, Goldberg CS, Hövels-Gürich H, Ichida F, Jacobs JP, Justo R, Latal B, Li JS, Mahle WT, McQuillen PS, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Pike NA, Pizarro C, Shekerdemian LS, Synnes A, Williams I, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW; International Cardiac Collaborative on Neurodevelopment (ICCON) Investigators. Neurodevelopmental outcomes after cardiac surgery in infancy. Pediatrics. 2015 May;135(5):816-25. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3825.
Key words: Neurodevelopmental outcomes, cardiac surgery, infancy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25917996

5. Gillinov AM, Gelijns AC, Parides MK, DeRose JJ Jr, Moskowitz AJ, Voisine P, Ailawadi G, Bouchard D, Smith PK, Mack MJ, Acker MA, Mullen JC, Rose EA, Chang HL, Puskas JD, Couderc JP, Gardner TJ, Varghese R, Horvath KA, Bolling SF, Michler RE, Geller NL, Ascheim DD, Miller MA, Bagiella E, Moquete EG, Williams P, Taddei-Peters WC, O'Gara PT, Blackstone EH, Argenziano M; Siegenthaler,M CTSN Investigators.Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation during mitral-valve surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 9;372(15):1399-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1500528. Epub 2015 Mar 16.
Key words: Ablation, atrial fibrillation, mitral-valve surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25853744

6. Grimm JC, Valero V 3rd, Kilic A, Magruder JT, Merlo CA, Shah PD, Shah AS. Association between prolonged graft ischemia and primary graft failure or survival following lung transplantation. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr 15. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.12. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: graft ischemia, primary graft failure, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25874575

7. Karl TR, Quintessenza J, Jacobs J. Anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition: the promise and the reality. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Apr 15. pii: ezv122. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: congenitally corrected transposition
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25877949

8. Khan MS, Bryant R 3rd, Kim SH, Hill KD, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Pasquali SK, Morales DL. Contemporary outcomes of surgical repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in patients with heterotaxy syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr 23. pii: S0003-4975(15)00243-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.02.035. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: surgical repair total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, heterotaxy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25912749

9. Martucci VL, Emaminia A, Del Rivero J, Lechan RM, Magoon BT, Galia A, Fojo T, Leung S, Lorusso R, Jimenez C, Shulkin BL, Audibert JL, Adams KT, Rosing DR, Vaidya A, Dluhy RG, Horvath KA, Pacak K. Succinate dehydrogenase gene mutations in cardiac paragangliomas. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Mar 24. pii: S0002-9149(15)00975-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.03.020. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Succinate Dehydrogenase, Cardiac Paragangliomas
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25896150

10. Mavroudis C, Jonas RA, Bove EL. Personal glimpses into the evolution of truncus arteriosus repair. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Apr;6(2):226-38. doi: 10.1177/2150135115572375.
Key words: truncus arteriousus
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25870342

11. Obeid T, Arnaoutakis DJ, Arhuidese I, Qazi U, Abularrage CJ, Black J, Perler B, Malas M. Post-stent ballooning is associated with increased periprocedural stroke and death rate in carotid artery stenting. J VASC SURG 2015 Jun. Accepted: In Press
Key words: Carotid post-stent ballooning angioplasty stroke death stenting endarterectomy
No PMID Available

12. Pasquali SK, He X, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Gaies MG, Shah SS, Hall M, Gaynor JW, Peterson ED, Mayer JE, Hirsch-Romano JC. Measuring hospital performance in congenital heart surgery: administrative versus clinical registry data. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):932-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.10.069. Epub 2015 Jan 24.
Key words: congenital heart surgery, administrative versus clinical registry data
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25624057

1. Al Efishat M, Wolfgang CL, Weiss MJ. Stage III pancreatic cancer and the role of irreversible electroporation. BMJ. 2015 Mar 18;350:h521. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h521.
Key words: Stage III pancreatic cancer, locally advanced pancreatic cancer, IRE, irreversible electroporation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25787829

2. Arnaoutakis DJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Abularrage CJ, Beaulieu RJ, Shah AS, Cameron DE, Black JH 3rd.Cohort-comparison of thoracic endovascular aortic repair with open thoracic aortic repair using modern end-organ preservation strategies. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar 7. pii: S0890-5096(15)00153-3. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.01.007.
Key words: endovascular aortic repair
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757992

3. Cohen JE, Landis P, Trock BJ, Patel HD, Ball MW, Auwaerter PG, Schaeffer E, Carter HB. Fluoroquinolone resistance in the rectal carriage of men in an active surveillance cohort: longitudinal analysis. J Urol. 2015 Feb;193(2):552-6.
Key words: prostate cancer, antibiotic resistance
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25111911

4. Gillinov AM, Gelijns AC, Parides MK, DeRose JJ Jr, Moskowitz AJ, Voisine P, Ailawadi G, Bouchard D, Smith PK, Mack MJ, Acker MA, Mullen JC, Rose EA, Chang HL, Puskas JD, Couderc JP, Gardner TJ, Varghese R, Horvath KA, Bolling SF, Michler RE, Geller NL, Ascheim DD, Miller MA, Bagiella E, Moquete EG, Williams P, Taddei-Peters WC, O'Gara PT, Blackstone EH, Argenziano M; CTSN Investigators. Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation during mitral-valve surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 9;372(15):1399-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1500528.
Key words: ablation, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25774765

5. Grimm JC, Beaulieu RJ, Kemp CD, Pierorazio PM, Shah AS, Black JH. Palliative iliac vein-to-right atrium bypass in a patient with a prior vena cava ligation for invasive renal cell carcinoma. J Vasc Surg Cases. 2015;1:6-8.
Key words: iliac vein-to-right atrium bypass, renal cell carcinoma
http://www.jvascsurgcases.org/article/S2352-667X(14)00002-2/abstract
no PMID available

6. Groen RS, Trelles M, Caluwaerts S, Papillon-Smith J, Noor S, Qudsia B, Ndelema B, Kondo KM, Wong EG, Patel HD, Kushner AL. A cross-sectional study of indications for cesarean deliveries in Médecins Sans Frontières facilities across 17 countries. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Feb 28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.12.008 (In press; no assigned issue).
Key words: cesarean section, global surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25770352

7. Hijazi ZM, Ruiz CE, Zahn E, Ringel R, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Feldman T, Fullerton D, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Tommaso CL. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, part iii: pulmonic valve. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Mar 17. pii: S0735-1097(15)00652-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.02.031.
Key words: Transcatheter Valve Repair, Pulmonic Valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25819263

8. Kates M, Ball MW, Patel HD, Gorin MA, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME. The financial impact of robotic technology for partial and radical nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2015 Mar;29(3):317-22.
Key words: nephrectomy, robotic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25167378

9. Kilic A, Grimm JC, Whitman GJ, Shah AS, Mandal K, Conte JV, Sciortino CM. The survival benefit of simultaneous heart-kidney transplantation extends beyond dialysis-dependent patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr;99(4):1321-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.026. Epub 2015 Feb 21.
Key words: heart-kidney transplantation, dialysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25707587

10. Merlo CA, Clark SC, Arnaoutakis GJ, Yonan N, Thomas D, Simon A, Thompson R, Thomas H, Orens J, Shah AS. National healthcare delivery systems influence lung transplant outcomes for cystic fibrosis. Am J Transplant. 2015 Mar 24. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13226
Key words: Lung transplant outcomes, cystic fibrosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25809545

11. Nagarajan N, Gupta S, Shresthra S, Varadaraj V, Devkota S, Ranjit A, Nwomeh BC. Unmet surgical needs in children: a household survey in Nepal. Pediatric Surgery International. 2015 April ; 31(4):389-395.
Key words: global surgery, international pediatric surgery, surgery in developing countries, public health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25700687

12. Nagarajan N, Najafian A, Schneider EB, Zeiger MA, Olson MT. Conventional smears versus liquid based preparations for thyroid fine needle aspirates: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology. 2015 Feb [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: thyroid, endocrine surgery, thyroid FNA
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213294515000381
No PMID available

13. Patel HD, Ball MW, Cohen JE, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME Morbidity of urologic surgical procedures: an analysis of rates, risk factors, and outcomes. Urology. 2015 Mar;85(3):552-60.
Key words: urology, complications
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25733265

14. Patel HD, Humphreys E, Trock BJ, Han M, Carter HB. Practice patterns and individual variability of surgeons performing radical prostatectomy at a high volume academic center. J Urol. 2015 Mar;193(3):812-9.
Key words: radical prostatectomy, practice variation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25196659

15. Steiner ME, Ness PM, Assmann SF, Triulzi DJ, Sloan SR, Delaney M, Granger S, Bennett-Guerrero E, Blajchman MA, Scavo V, Carson JL, Levy JH, Whitman G, D'Andrea P, Pulkrabek S, Ortel TL, Bornikova L, Raife T, Puca KE, Kaufman RM, Nuttall GA, Young PP, Youssef S, Engelman R, Greilich PE, Miles R, Josephson CD, Bracey A, Cooke R, McCullough J, Hunsaker R, Uhl L, McFarland JG, Park Y, Cushing MM, Klodell CT, Karanam R, Roberts PR, Dyke C, Hod EA, Stowell CP. Effects of red-cell storage duration on patients undergoing cardiac surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 9;372(15):1419-29. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1414219.
Key words: red-cell storage duration, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25853746

1. Arnan MK, Hsieh TC, Yeboah J, Bertoni AG, Burke GL, Bahrainwala Z, Grega MA, Baumgartner WA, Gottesman RF. Postoperative blood urea nitrogen is associated with stroke in cardiac surgical patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb 12. pii: S0003-4975(14)02198-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.11.034. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood urea nitrogen, stroke, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25683323

2. Asante-Korang A, Amankwah EK, Lopez-Cepero M, Ringewald J, Carapellucci J, Krasnopero D, Berg A, Quintessenza J, Jacobs JP. Outcomes in highly sensitized pediatric heart transplant patients using current management strategies. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Feb;34(2):175-81. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.09.027. Epub 2014 Sep 28.
Key words: highly sensitized pediatric heart transplant patients
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25447583

3. Bajona P, Salizzoni S, Vandenberghe S, Bruce CJ, Speziali G, Zehr KJ. The balloon plug concept" for tricuspid valve repair: ex vivo proof of concept. Innovations (Phila). 2015 Jan-Feb;10(1):27-32. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000124.
Key words: tricuspid valve repair, balloon plug concept, ex vivo
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25628253

4. Cameron D Surgery for congenital diseases of the aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2 Suppl):S14-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.084. Epub 2014 Oct 23.
Key words: congential disease, aorta
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25726075

5. Cason M, Naik A, Grimm JC, Hanna D, Faraone L, Brookman JC, Shah A, Hanna MN. The efficacy and safety of epidural-based analgesia in a case series of patients undergoing lung transplantation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Feb;29(1):126-32. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2014.07.023. Epub 2014 Nov 7.
Key words: epidural-based analgesia, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440655

6. Duncan DR, Chen PY, Patterson JT, Lee YU, Hibino N, Cleary M, Naito Y, Yi T, Gilliland T, Kurobe H, Church SN, Shinoka T, Fahmy TM, Simons M, Breuer CK. TGF?R1 Inhibition Blocks the Formation of Stenosis in Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 10;65(5):512-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.08.057. No abstract available.
Key words: TGFBR1, engineered vascular graft
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25660932

7. Grimm JC, Parsee AM, Brinker JA, Birenbaum I, Biewer JE, Sheinberg RB, Sciortino CM. Utilization of AngioVac and snare for eradication of a mobile right atrial thrombus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):698-700. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.060.
Key words: AngioVac, Snare, right atrial thrombus
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25639413

8. Grimm JC, Valero V 3rd, Kilic A, Crawford TC, Conte JV, Merlo CA, Shah PD, Shah AS. Preoperative performance status impacts perioperative morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation.Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):482-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.038. Epub 2014 Dec 18 [PubMed - in process].
Key words: preoperative performance status, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25528724

9. Hibino N, Mejias D, Pietris N, Dean E, Yi T, Best C, Shinoka T, Breuer C. The innate immune system contributes to tissue-engineered vascular graft performance. FASEB J. 2015 Feb 20. pii: fj.14-268334. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: immune system, tissue-engineered vascular graft
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2571302

10. Katz NM. Innovative strategy for severe left ventricular failure without use of a left ventricular assist device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):606. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.121. Epub 2014 Nov 6. No abstract available.
Key words: left ventricular failure
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25726883

11. Kilic A, Grimm JC, Whitman GJ, Shah AS, Mandal K, Conte JV, Sciortino CM. The survival benefit of simultaneous heart-kidney transplantation extends beyond dialysis-dependent patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb 21. pii: S0003-4975(14)01839-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.026. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: heart-kidney transplantation, dialysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25707587

12. Korus LJ, Cypel T, Zhong T, Wu AW. Patient-reported outcome measures in reconstructive breast surgery: is there a role for generic measures? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):479e-90e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000954
Key words: Quality of life, survey, patient reported outcome, breast cancer, plastic surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25719712

13. Rickard J, Johnston DR, Price J, Tedford R, Baranowski B, Bassiouny M, Cantillon D, Grimm RA, Tang WH, Varma N, Wilkoff BL. Reverse ventricular remodeling and long-term survival in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization with surgically versus percutaneously placed left ventricular pacing leads. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Mar;12(3):517-23. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.11.013. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
Key words: ventricular remodeling, cardiac resynchronization, ventricular pacing leads
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25460866

14. Siddiqui ZK, Zuccarelli R, Durkin N, Wu AW, Brotman DJ. Changes in patient satisfaction related to hospital renovation: Experience with a new clinical building. J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar;10(3):165-71. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2297. Epub 2015 Feb 5.
Key words: patient satisfaction, survey, hospital, patient experience, quality of care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25652720

15. Strange G, Brizard C, Karl TR, Neethling L. An evaluation of Admedus' tissue engineering process-treated (ADAPT) bovine pericardium patch (CardioCel) for the repair of cardiac and vascular defects. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2015 Mar;12(2):135-41. doi: 10.1586/17434440.2015.985651. Epub 2014 Nov 28.
Key words: Admedus tissue engineering, bovine pericardiac patch (CardioCel), cardiac defects, vascular defects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25431988

1. Al-Jughiman MK, Al-Omair MA, Van Arsdell GS, Morell VO, Jacobs ML. D-Transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (D-TGA/VSD/LVOTO): A survey of perceptions, preferences, and experience. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Feb 3.
Key words: D-TGA, VSD, LVOT
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25645096

2. Azar FK, Lee SL, Rosen JE. Medullary thyroid cancer: an update for surgeons. Am Surg. 2015 Jan;81(1):1-8.
Key words: medullary thyroid cancer, review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25569037

3. Bajona P, Salizzoni S, Vandenberghe S, Bruce CJ, Speziali G, Zehr KJ. "The balloon plug concept" for tricuspid valve repair: ex vivo proof of concept. Innovations (Phila). 2015 Jan-Feb;10(1):27-32. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000124.
Key words: tricuspid valve repair
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25628253

4. Grimm JC, Lui C, Kilic A, Valero V 3rd, Sciortino CM, Whitman GJ, Shah AS. A risk score to predict acute renal failure in adult patients after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan;99(1):251-7. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.073.
Key words: risk score, acute renal failure, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440281

5. Grimm JC, Parsee AM, Brinker JA, Birenbaum I, Biewer JE, Sheinberg RB, Sciortino CM. Utilization of AngioVac and Snare for eradication of a mobile right atrial thrombus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2):698-700. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.060.
Key words: AngioVac, Snare, right atrial thrombus
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25639413

6. Grimm JC, Valero V 3rd, Kilic A, Crawford TC, Conte JV, Merlo CA, Shah PD, Shah AS. Preoperative performance status impacts perioperative morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):482-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.038.
Key words: preoperative performance status, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25528724

7. Jacobs JP. The science of assessing the outcomes and improving the quality of the congenital and paediatric cardiac care.Curr Opin Cardiol. 2015 Jan;30(1):100-111.
Key words: pediatric congenital cardiac care, quality, outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25469591

8. Kaufman RM, Djulbegovic B, Gernsheimer T, Kleinman S, Tinmouth AT, Capocelli KE, Cipolle MD, Cohn CS, Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Mintz PD, O'Malley BA, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Shander A, Stack GE, Webert KE, Weinstein R, Welch BG, Whitman GJ, Wong EC, Tobian AA. Platelet Transfusion: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AABB. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Feb 3;162(3):205-13. doi: 10.7326/M14-1589.
Key words: platelet transfusion, clinical practice guideline
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25383671

9. Kurkluoglu M, Engle AM, Costello JP, Hibino N, Zurakowski D, Jonas RA, Berger JT, Nath DS. Single center experience on dosing and adverse events of recombinant factor seven use for bleeding after congenital heart surgery. J Saudi Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan;27(1):18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsha.2014.05.001. Epub 2014 May 20.
Key words: Factor VII, Bleeding
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25544818

10. Maleszewski JJ, Tazelaar HD, Horcher HM, Hinkamp TJ, Conte JV, Porterfield JK, Halushka MK. IgG4-related disease of the aortic valve: a report of two cases and review of the literature. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Jan-Feb;24(1):56-9. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Sep 28. [PubMed - in process]
Key words: IgG4, aortic valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25283128

11. Mavroudis C, Stulak JM, Ad N, Siegel A, Giamberti A, Harris L, Backer CL, Tsao S, Dearani JA, Weerasena N, Deal BJ. Prophylactic atrial arrhythmia surgical procedures with congenital heart operations: review and recommendations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan;99(1):352-359. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.026. Epub 2014 Nov 15. Review.
Key words: atrial arrhythmia surgery, congenital heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25442995

12. Melchiorri AJ, Hibino N, Yi T, Lee YU, Sugiura T, Tara S, Shinoka T, Breuer C, Fisher JP. Contrasting biofunctionalization strategies for the enhanced endothelialization of biodegradable vascular grafts.
Biomacromolecules. 2015 Feb 9;16(2):437-46.
Key words: Tissue engineering, Vascular grafts
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25545620

13. Novick W, Karl TR. Dr William Novick (Founder and Medical Director of International Children's Heart Foundation), speaks to associate editor Dr Tom R. Karl. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan;25(1):1-7. doi: 10.1017/S1047951114002145. Epub 2014 Nov 10. No abstract available. [PubMed - in process]
Key words: William Novick, International Childrens Heart Foundation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25381902

14. Pasquali SK, He X, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Gaies MG, Shah SS, Hall M, Gaynor JW, Peterson ED, Mayer JE, Hirsch-Romano JC. Measuring hospital performance in congenital heart surgery: administrative versus clinical registry data. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 24. pii: S0003-4975(14)02089-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.10.069. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: congenital heart surgery performance, administrative data, clinical registry data
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25624057

15. Prabhu S, Ramakrishnan K, Alphonso N, McCaffery K, Anderson B, Karl T. Successful lysis of bilateral renal vein thrombosis following neonatal truncus repair.World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2015 Jan;6(1):115-8. doi: 10.1177/2150135114553477.
Key words: renal vein thrombosis, neonatal truncus repair
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25548357

1. Azar FK, Lee SL, Rosen JE. Medullary thyroid cancer: an update for surgeons. Am Surg. 2015 Jan;81(1):1-8.
Key words: medullary thyroid cancer, review
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25569037

2. Gandhi RR, Overton TL, Haut ER, Lau BD, Vallier HA, Rohs T, Hasenboehler E, Lee JK, Alley D, Watters J, Rogers FB, Shafi S. Optimal timing of femur fracture stabilization in polytrauma patients: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014 Nov;77(5):787-795.
Key words: practice management guideline, fracture stabilization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25494434

3. Grimm JC, Valero V 3rd, Kilic A, Crawford TC, Conte JV, Merlo CA, Shah PD, Shah AS. Preoperative performance status impacts perioperative morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Dec 18. pii: S0003-4975(14)01900-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.038. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: preoperative performance status, lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25528724

4. Jacobs JP. The science of assessing the outcomes and improving the quality of the congenital and paediatric cardiac care. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2015 Jan;30(1):100-111.
Key words: pediatric congenital cardiac care, quality, outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25469591

5. Jacobs ML. Pediatric cardiac surgery: the long view. Circulation. 2014 Dec 23. pii: CIRCULATION AHA.114.014318. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: pediatric cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25538228

6. Kurkluoglu M, Engle AM, Costello JP, Hibino N, Zurakowski D, Jonas RA, Berger JT, Nath DS. Single center experience on dosing and adverse events of recombinant factor seven use for bleeding after congenital heart surgery. J Saudi Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan;27(1):18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jsha.2014.05.001. Epub 2014 May 20.
Key words: recp,bomamt factor seven, bleeding, congenital heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25544818

7. Lau BD, Streiff MB, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Shaffer DL, Shihab HM, Haut ER. No evidence to support ambulation for reducing postoperative venous thromboembolism. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014 Nov;219(5):1101-3.
Key words: venous thromboembolism,ambulation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440037

8. Lau BD, Haider AH, Streiff MB, Lehmann CU, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Carolan HT, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Eliminating disparities in provision of care for hospitalized patients using integrated computerized clinical decision support. Medical Care. 2015;53(1):18-24.
Key words: disparities, venous thromboembolism, informatics, decision support
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25373403

9. Maleszewski JJ, Tazelaar HD, Horcher HM, Hinkamp TJ, Conte JV, Porterfield JK, Halushka MK. IgG4-related disease of the aortic valve: a report of two cases and review of the literature. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2015 Jan-Feb;24(1):56-9. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Sep 28.
Key words: IgG4, aortic valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25283128

10. Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Bandeen-Roche K, Zhou J, McDermott A, Meyer KB, Ephraim PL, Michels WM, Jaar BG, Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Sozio SM, Shafi T, Wu AW, Cook C, Boulware LE; Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE)Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators.Intravenous iron exposure and mortality in patients on hemodialysis. Clin J AmSoc Nephrol. 2014 Nov 7;9(11):1930-9. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03370414. Epub 2014 Oct15.
Key words: End Stage Renal Disease, Anemia, intravenous iron, hemodialysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25318751; PMC4220761

11. Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME. Balancing cardiovascular (CV) and cancer death among patients with small renal mass: modification by CV Risk. BJU Int. 2015 Jan;115(1):58-64. doi: 10.1111/bju.12719.
Key words: small renal mass, competing risks
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24589376

12. Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Gorin MA, Jayram G, Ball MW, Hyams ES, Allaf ME. Comorbidities and causes of death in the management of localized T1a kidney cancer: development of a simplified comorbidity risk index. Int J Urol 2014 Nov;21(11):1086-92.
Key words: early-stage kidney cancer, comorbidities
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24931430

13. Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Sussman J, Bainbridge D, Howell D, Seow HY, CarducciMA, Wu AW. Identifying changes in scores on the EORTC-QLQ-C30 representing a change in patients' supportive care needs. Qual Life Res. 2014 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Key words: Quality of life, Patient reported outcomes, interpretation, cancer, supportive care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25398495

14. Wong A, Kraus PS, Lau BD, Streiff MB, Haut ER, Hobson DB, Shermock KM. Patient perspectives on the non-administration of pharmacological venous thromboembolism prophylaxis at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2015 Feb;10(2):108-11.
Key words: venous thromboembolism; patient preferences
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25418208

15. Wu AW, Kavanagh KT, Pronovost PJ, Bates DW. Conflict of interest. Dr Charles Denham and the Journal of Patient Safety. J Patient Saf. 2014 Dec;10(4):181-5.doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000144.
Key words: Conflict of interest, quality of care, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25408235

1. Blue ME, Wilson MA, Beaty CA, George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Haggerty KA, Jones M, Brawn J, Manmohan S, Lange MS, Johnston MV, Baumgartner WA, Troncoso JC. Brain injury in canine models of cardiac surgery.J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2014 Dec;73(12):1134-43. doi: 10.1097/NEN.0000000000000134.
Key words: Brain injury, cardiac surgery, canine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25383634

2. Cason M, Naik A, Grimm JC, Hanna D, Faraone L, Brookman JC, Shah A, Hanna MN. The efficacy and safety of epidural-based analgesia in a case series of patients undergoing lung transplantation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Nov 7. pii: S1053-0770(14)00347-4. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2014.07.023.
Key words: Epidural-Based Analgesia, Lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440655

3. Grimm JC, Lui C, Kilic A, Valero V 3rd, Sciortino CM, Whitman GJ, Shah AS. A risk score to predict acute renal failure in adult patients after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Nov 14. pii: S0003-4975(14)01716-0.
Key words: Risk Score, Acute Renal Failure, Lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440281

4. Gupta P, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Gaynor JW, O'Brien SM, He M, Sheng S, Schexnayder SM, Berg RA, Nadkarni VM, Imamura M, Jacobs ML. Epidemiology and outcomes after in-hospital cardiac arrest after pediatric cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Dec;98(6):2138-44.
Key words: Epidemiology, in-hospital cardiac arrest, pediatric cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25443018

5. Jacobs JP. The science of assessing the outcomes and improving the quality of the congenital and paediatric cardiac care. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2015 Jan;30(1):100-111.
Key words: pediatric congenital cardiac care, quality, outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25469591

6. Massie AB, Luo X, Chow EK, Alejo JL, Desai NM, Segev DL. Survival benefit of primary deceased donor transplantation with high-KDPI kidneys. Am J Transplant. 2014 Oct;14(10):2310-6. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12830.
Key words: Clinical decision-making, clinical research/practice, epidemiology, graft survival, kidney transplantation/nephrology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajt.12830/abstract
PMID:25139729

7. Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Bandeen-Roche K, Zhou J, McDermott A, Meyer KB, Ephraim PL, Michels WM, Jaar BG, Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Sozio SM, Shafi T, Wu AW, Cook C, Boulware LE; Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE)Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. Intravenous iron exposure and mortality in patients on hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Nov 7;9(11):1930-9.
Key words: Renal dialysis, intravenous iron
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25318751

8. Reardon MJ, Adams DH, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Kleiman NS, Chetcuti S, Yakubov SJ, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Khabbaz K, Tadros P, Zorn GL 3rd, Merhi W, Heiser J, Petrossian G, Robinson N, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Lee JS, Gleason TG, Resar J, Conte J, Watson D, Chenoweth S, Popma JJ; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. Self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement using alternative access sites in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis deemed extreme risk of surgery.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec;148(6):2869-2876.e7
Key words: self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement, aortic stenosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25152474

9. Rickard J, Johnston DR, Price J, Tedford R, Baranowski B, Bassiouny M, Cantillon D, Grimm R, Wilson Tang W, Varma N, Wilkoff BL. Reverse ventricular remodeling and long term survival in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization with surgically versus percutaneously placed left ventricular pacing leads.Heart Rhythm. 2014 Nov 13. pii: S1547-5271(14)01292-2.
Key words: chardiac resynchronization, left ventricular pacing leads
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25460866

10. Scialla JJ, Liu J, Crews DC, Guo H, Bandeen-Roche K, Ephraim PL, Tangri N,Sozio SM, Shafi T, Miskulin DC, Michels WM, Jaar BG, Wu AW, Powe NR, Boulware LE;DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. An instrumental variable approach finds no associated harm or benefit with early dialysis initiation in the United States. Kidney Int. 2014 Oct;86(4):798-809.
Key words: Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal dialysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24786707

11. Smith PK, Puskas JD, Ascheim DD, Voisine P, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Hung JW, Parides MK, Ailawadi G, Perrault LP, Acker MA, Argenziano M, Thourani V, Gammie JS, Miller MA, Pagé P, Overbey JR, Bagiella E, Dagenais F, Blackstone EH, Kron IL, Goldstein DJ, Rose EA, Moquete EG, Jeffries N, Gardner TJ, O'Gara PT, Alexander JH, Michler RE; Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network Investigators. Surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 4;371(23):2178-88.
Key words: moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation, surgical treatment
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25405390

12. Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Sussman J, Bainbridge D, Howell D, Seow HY, Carducci MA, Wu AW. Identifying changes in scores on the EORTC-QLQ-C30 representing a change in patients' supportive care needs. Qual Life Res. 2014 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Quality of life, cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25398495

13. Wu AW, Kavanagh KT, Pronovost PJ, Bates DW. Conflict of interest, Dr Charles Denham and the Journal of Patient Safety. J Patient Saf. 2014 Dec;10(4):181-5.doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000144.
Key words: Patient Safety, Conflict of interest
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25408235

14. Wu S, Duan N, Wisdom JP, Kravitz RL, Owen RR, Sullivan JG, Wu AW, Di Capua P,Hoagwood KE. Integrating science and engineering to implement evidence-based practices in health care settings. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Implementation science, Evidence based medicine
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25217100

15. Zhu J, Li L, Zhao H, Han G, Wu AW, Weingart SN. Development of a patient safety climate survey for Chinese hospitals: cross-national adaptation and psychometric evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Oct;23(10):847-56. doi:
Key words: Safety culture, Survey
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24736029

1. Ajuba-Iwuji CC, Puttreddy S, Maxwell BG, Bembea M, Vricella L, Heitmiller E. Effect of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin ii receptor blocker use on hemodynamic variables in pediatric patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):515-21. doi: 10.1177/2150135114549748.
Key words: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin ii receptor blocker, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary bypass
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25324247

2. Cope LM, Fackler MJ, Lopez-Bujanda Z, Wolff AC, Visvanathan K, Gray JW, Sukumar S, Umbricht CB. Do breast cancer cell lines provide a relevant model of the patient tumor methylome? PLoS ONE. 2014;9(8):e105545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105545
Key words: Breast cancer, Cell lines, DNA methylation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25157401

3. Crompton JG, Nacev BA, Upham T, Azoury SC, Eil R, Cameron DE, Haider AH. Traumatic ventricular septal defect resulting in severe pulmonary hypertension. J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Oct 18;2014(10). pii: rju107. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rju107.
Key words: trauma, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary hypertension
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25326917

4. Fackler MJ, Lopez Bujanda Z, Umbricht C, Teo WW, Cho S, Zhang Z, et al. Novel methylated biomarkers and a robust assay to detect circulating tumor DNA in metastatic breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2014;74(8):2160-70. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-13-3392.
Key words: DNA Methylation; Tumor markers; Circulating DNA
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24737128

5. Fitch ZW, Duquaine D, Ohkuma R, Schneider EB, Whitman GJ. Hospital bed type, the electronic medical record, and safe bed elevation in the intensive care setting. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Nov 3. pii: 1062860614556743. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Bed elevation, cardiac surgery intensive care
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25366326

6. Husain SA, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Hill KD, Kim S, Kane LC, Calhoon JH, Jacobs ML. Congenital heart operations performed in the first year of life: does geographic variation exist? Ann Thorac Surg. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):912-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.127.
Key words: congenital heart operation, geography
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038009

7. Jacobs JP, O'Brien SM, Pasquali SK, Kim S, Gaynor JW, Tchervenkov CI, Karamlou T, Welke KF, Lacour-Gayet F, Mavroudis C, Mayer JE Jr, Jonas RA, Edwards FH, Grover FL, Shahian DM, Jacobs ML. The importance of patient-specific preoperative factors: an analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep 25. pii: S0003-4975(14)01580-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.07.029. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Congenital Heart Surgery Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25262395

8. John R, Aaronson KD, Pae WE, Acker MA, Hathaway DR, Najarian KB, Slaughter MS; HeartWare Bridge to Transplant ADVANCE Trial Investigators. Acker M, Jessup M, Woo J, Rame E, Najjar S, Chawla R, Cooper H, Ruiz G, Boyce S, Conte J, Russell SD, Shah A, Thinh Pham D, DeNofrio D, Rostegar H, Warner K Konstam M, Udelson J, Patel A, Kiernan M, Slaughter M, Birks E, Aggarwal S, Mallidi H, Gregoric I, Frazier OH, Kar B, Civitello A, Chaparro S, Bauerlein E, Jimenez-Carcamo F, Mallon S, Panos A, Pham S, Hershberger R, Icenogle T, Coletti A, Sandler D, Jeevanandam V, Raman J, Akhter S, Srivastava S, Anderson A, Kormos R, Teuteberg J, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Mathier M, MacNamara D, Ramani R, Simon M, Toyoda Y, Meyer D, Drazner M, Markham D, Milano C, Lodge A, Rogers J, Pae W, Boehmer J, Cavarocchi N, Popjes E, Silber D, Stephenson E, El-Banayosy A, Pagani F, Aaronson K, Oyer P, Robbins RC, Klodell C, Aranda J, Pauly D, Schofield R, Staples E, Hill J, Smedira N, Gonzalez-Stawinski G, Starling R, Sai-Sudhakar C, Crestanello J, Firstenberg M, Vesco P, Sun B, Vega D, Nguyen DQ, Wozniak T, Gradus-Pizlo I, Adnan M, McGee E, Cotts W, Lee R, Malaisrie C, Silvestry S, Moazami N, Morgan J, Williams M, Lanfear D, Czerska B, Nemeh H, Brewer RJ, John R, Francis G, Garry D, Martin C, Pritzker M, Eckman P, Tatooles A, Bhat G, Pappas P, Votapka T, Rongione A, Burton N, Desai S, Salerno C, Schleeter T, Heimansohn D, Pitts D, Walsh M, Goldstein D, D'Alessandro D, Maybaum S, Downey F, Crouch J, Hastings TE, Savitt M, Boyle AJ, Arabia F, Gopalan R, Kalya A, Scott R, Steidley E.Drive-line infections and sepsis in patients receiving the HVAD system as a left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Oct;33(10):1066-73. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.05.010. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
Key words: drive line infections, sepsis, HVAD, left
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25324246

9. Karamlou T, Jacobs ML, Pasquali S, He X, Hill K, O'Brien S, McMullan DM, Jacobs JP. Surgeon and center volume influence on outcomes after arterial switch operation: analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014. Sep;98(3):904-11. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.093.
Key words: volume, outcome, arterial switch
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25069686

10. Kaufman RM, Djulbegovic B, Gernsheimer T, Kleinman S, Tinmouth AT, Capocelli KE, Cipolle MD, Cohn CS, Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Mintz PD, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Shander A, Stack GE, Webert KE, Weinstein R, Welch BG, Whitman GJ, Wong EC, Tobian AA. Platelet transfusion: a clinical practice guideline from the AABB. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 11. doi: 10.7326/M14-1589. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Platelet transfusion, clinical practice guideline
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25383671

11. Mavroudis CD, Copelan A, Sokhandon F, Altshuler J. Hybrid repair of a ruptured right-sided aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery arising from a diverticulum of kommerell: a case report. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):623-6. doi: 10.1177/2150135114544754.
Key words: Hybrid, aortic arch, diverticulum of Kommerell
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25324268

12. Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1467-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.057.
Key words: Single ventricle, Pediatric Heart Network
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24332668

13. Mohiuddin MM, Singh AK, Corcoran PC, Hoyt RF, Thomas ML 3rd, Ayares D, Horvath KA. Genetically engineered pigs and target-specific immunomodulation provide significant graft survival and hope for clinical cardiac xenotransplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):1106-13; discussion 1113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.002.
Key words: cardiac xenotransplantation, immunomodulation, graft survival
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24998698

14. Poynter JA, Bondarenko I, Austin EH, DeCampli WM, Jacobs JP, Ziemer G, Kirshbom PM, Tchervenkov CI, Karamlou T, Blackstone EH, Walters HL 3rd, Gaynor JW, Mery CM, Pearl JM, Brothers JA, Caldarone CA, Williams WG, Jacobs ML, Mavroudis C; Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society AAOCA Working Group. Repair of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in 113 patients: a congenital heart surgeons' society report. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):507-14. doi: 10.1177/2150135114540182.
Key words: anomalous aortic origin coronary artery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25324246

15. Timp W, Bravo HC, McDonald OG, Goggins M, Umbricht C, Zeiger M, et al. Large hypomethylated blocks as a universal defining epigenetic alteration in human solid tumors. Genome Medicine. 2014;6(8):61. doi: 10.1186/s13073-014-0061-y.
Key words: DNA methylation, Hypomethylated blocks, Heterochromatic Locks

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25191524

16. Tommaso CL, Fullerton DA, Feldman T, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Weiner BH, Zahn E, Cigarroa JE, Ruiz CE, Bavaria J, Mack MJ, Cameron DE, Bolman RM 3rd, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Aldea GS, Bacha EA; Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; American Association for Thoracic Surgery; American College of Cardiology; Society of Thoracic Surgeons. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement. Part II. Mitral valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):765-77. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 May 14.
Key words: transcatheter valve repair, transcatheter valve replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835557

1. Choudhury RA, Murayama KM, Neylan CJ, Savulionyte G, Glick HA, Williams NN, Dempsey DT, Dumon KR. Re-examining the BMI threshold for bariatric surgery in the USA. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Bariatric surgery, thresholds, BMI, Gastric bypass, Diet and exercise, Class I obesity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25297444

2. Dang H, Wang AS, Sussman MS, Siewerdsen JH, Stayman JW. dPIRPLE: a joint estimation framework for deformable registration and penalized-likelihood CT image reconstruction using prior images. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Sep 7;59(17):4799-826. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/59/17/4799. Epub 2014 Aug 6.
Key words: dPIRPLE, CT image reconstruction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25097144

3. Goldberg CS, Lu M, Sleeper LA, Mahle WT, Gaynor JW, Williams IA, Mussatto KA, Ohye RG, Graham EM, Frank DU, Jacobs JP, Krawczeski C, Lambert L, Lewis A, Pemberton VL, Sananes R, Sood E, Wechsler SB, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Factors associated with neurodevelopment for children with single ventricle lesions. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;165(3):490-496.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.05.019. Epub 2014 Jun 19.
Key words: neurodevelopment, single ventricle lesions
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24952712

4. Jacobs JP, Maruszewski B. Functionally univentricular heart and the fontan operation: lessons learned about patterns of practice and outcomes from the congenital heart surgery databases of the European association for cardio-thoracic surgery and the society of thoracic surgeons. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct;4(4):349-55. doi: 10.1177/2150135113494228.
Key words: univentricular heart, fontan, outcome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327626

5. Jacobs ML. Surgery for aortic valve disease in teenagers and young adults. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct;4(4):340-1. doi: 10.1177/2150135113505228. No abstract available.
Key words: aortic valve surgery, teenagers, young adults
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327623

6. Kilic A, Grimm JC, Shah AS, Conte JV, Whitman GJ, Sciortino CM. An easily calculable and highly predictive risk index for postoperative renal failure after heart transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):1099-104; discussion 1104-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.05.065. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
Key words: renal failure,heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993619

7. Kilic A, Whitman GJ. Coronary bypass surgery: from variability to standardization? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Nov;29(6):547-52. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000113.[Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Coronary bypass surgery, standardization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25144340

8. Maleszewski JJ, Tazelaar HD, Horcher HM, Hinkamp TJ, Conte JV, Porterfield JK, Halushka MK. IgG4-related disease of the aortic valve: a report of two cases and review of the literature.IgG4-related disease of the aortic valve: a report of two cases and review of the literature. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2014 Sep 28. pii: S1054-8807(14)00085-4. doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2014.08.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: IgG4, aortic valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25283128

9. Maxwell BG, Sheikh AY, Ajuba-Iwuji CC, Heitmiller ES, Vricella LA. Pulmonary vascular resistance index and mortality after paediatric heart transplant. Cardiol Young. 2014 Sep 23:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: pulmonary vascular resistance index, pediatric heart transplant
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25245660

10. Murphy DJ, Pronovost PJ, Lehmann CU, Gurses AP, Whitman GJ, Needham DM, Berenholtz SM. Red blood cell transfusion practices in two surgical intensive care units: a mixed methods assessment of barriers to evidence-based practice. Transfusion. 2014 Oct;54(10pt2):2658-2667. doi: 10.1111/trf.12718. Epub 2014 May 21.
Key words: red blood cell transfusion, surgical intensive care, evidence based practice
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24846447

11. Pasquali SK, He X, Jacobs ML, Shah SS, Peterson ED, Gaies MG, Hall M, Gaynor JW, Hill KD, Mayer JE, Li JS, Jacobs JP. Excess costs associated with complications and prolonged length of stay after congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep 4. pii: S0003-4975(14)01315-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.032. [Epub ahead of print]
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25201725

12. Stehlik J, Stevenson LW, Edwards LB, Crespo-Leiro MG, Delgado JF, Dorent R, Frigerio M, Macdonald P, MacGowan GA, Nanni Costa A, Rogers JG, Shah AS, Taylor R, Venkateswaran RV, Mehra MR. Organ allocation around the world: insights from the ISHLT International Registry for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Oct;33(10):975-84. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 15. No abstract available.
Key words: organ allocation, ISHLT Registry, Heart and lung transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25242122

13. Sweet SC, Shah AS. Lung transplantation-looking beyond 1-year survival. Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep 10. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12905. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: Lung Transplantation, Survival
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25208638

14. Tommaso CL, Fullerton DA, Feldman T, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Weiner BH, Zahn E, Cigarroa JE, Ruiz CE, Bavaria J, Mack MJ, Cameron DE, Bolman RM 3rd, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Aldea GS, Bacha EA; Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; American Association for Thoracic Surgery; American College of Cardiology; Society for Thoracic Surgeons. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement. Part II. Mitral valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):387-400. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.014.
Key words: mitral, transcatheter valve repair and replacement, operator and institutional requirements
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24996693

15. Zhou Y, Singh AK, Hoyt RF Jr, Wang S, Yu Z, Hunt T, Kindzelski B, Corcoran PC, Mohiuddin MM, Horvath KA. Regulatory T cells enhance mesenchymal stem cell survival and proliferation following autologous cotransplantation in ischemic myocardium. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):1131-7; discussiom 1117. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.029.
Key words: Regulatory T cells, mesenchymal stem cell, ischemic myocardium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25052825

1. Bartlett EK, Choudhury RA, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy at the time of surgery is not associated with increased 30-day morbidity and mortality following colorectal resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: intraperitoneal chemotherapy, colorectal cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124471

2. Gaies M, Cooper DS, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Ghanayem N, Chanani NK, Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Shekerdemian LS, Donohue JE, Willis GM, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Ohye RG, Charpie JR, Pasquali SK, Scheurer MA. Collaborative quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care unit: development of the Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4). Cardiol Young. 2014 Aug 28:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: pediatric cardiac intensivie care, PC4 consortium
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25167212

3. Kilic A, Whitman GJ. Coronary bypass surgery: from variability to standardization? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Coronary bypass surgery, standardization
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25144340

4. Shockney, L. Fulfilling Hope: Supporting the Needs of Patients with Advanced Cancers. 2014. Nova Publishers. New York. ISBN 978-1-63321-078-3.
Key words: Patients, advanced cancer, support

5. St Louis JD, Jodhka U, Jacobs JP, He X, Hill KD, Pasquali SK, Jacobs ML. Contemporary outcomes of complete atrioventricular septal defect repair: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 21. pii: S0022-5223(14)00898-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.05.095. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Atrioventricular septal defect repair, Society of Throacic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25125206

1. Brown CH 4th, Grega M, Selnes OA, McKhann GM, Shah AS, LaFlam A, Savage WJ, Frank SM, Hogue CW, Gottesman RF. Length of red cell unit storage and risk for delirium after cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2014 Aug;119(2):242-50. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000134.
Key words: red cell storage, delirium, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=24859077

2. 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. 2014 Aug;24(4):623-31. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113000851. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
Key words: glial fibrillary acidic protein, congenital heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845562

3. Dang H, Wang AS, Sussman MS, Siewerdsen JH, Stayman JW. dPIRPLE: a joint estimation framework for deformable registration and penalized-likelihood CT image reconstruction using prior images.
Phys Med Biol. 2014 Sep 7;59(17):4799-826.[Epub ahead of print]
Key words: dPIRPLE, CT image reconstruction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25097144

4. Hicks CW, Rosen M, Hobson DB, Ko C, Wick EC. Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jul 9. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.172. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: operating rooms, safety, briefings, comprehensive unit-based safety program
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25006700

5. Leeds I, Wick EC. Establishing a successful basic science research program in colon and rectal surgery. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2014 June; 27(2):58-64.
Key words: surgical science, academic funding
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25067919

6. Patel HD, Kamara TB, Kushner AL, Groen RS. Estimating the prevalence of urinary and fecal incontinence in a nationally representative survey in Sierra Leone. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Aug;126(2):175-6.
Key words: incontinence, Sierra Leone
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24792404

7. Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Gorin MA, Jayram G, Ball MW, Hyams ES, Allaf ME. Comorbidities and Causes of Death in the Management of Localized T1a Kidney Cancer: Development of a Simplified Comorbidity Risk Index. Int J Urol. 2014 June 16 [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: early-stage kidney cancer, comorbidities
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24931430

8. Philosophe B, Malat GE, Soundaraarajan S, Barth RN, Manitpiskul W, Wilson NS, Ranganna K, Drachenberg CB, Papadimitriou JC, Neuman BP, Munivenkatappa RB. Validation of the Maryland Aggregate Pathology Index (MAPI), a pre-implantation scoring system that predicts graft outcome. Clin Transplant 2014 Aug:28(8):897-905.
Key words: deceased donor kidneys, kidney scoring, marginal donors, suboptimal organs
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24931144

9. Tommaso CL, Fullerton DA, Feldman T, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Weiner BH, Zahn E, Cigarroa JE, Ruiz CE, Bavaria J, Mack MJ, Cameron DE, Bolman RM 3rd, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Aldea GS, Bacha EA. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator and institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement. Part II. Mitral valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):387-400. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jun 12. No abstract available.
Key words: transcatheter valve repair and replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24996693

10. Tommaso CL, Fullerton DA, Feldman T, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Weiner BH, Zahn E, Cigarroa JE, Ruiz CE, Bavaria J, Mack MJ, Cameron DE, Bolman RM 3rd, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Trento A, Aldea GS, Bacha EA. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement: Part II. Mitral Valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):765-77. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 May 14. No abstract available.
Key words: transcatheter valve repair and replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835557

11. Xu X, Hicks C, Li Y, Su J, Shiloach J, Kaufman JB, Fitz Y, Eichacker PQ, Cui X. Purified cell wall from the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus gasseri activates systemic inflammation and at higher doses produces lethality in a rat model. Crit Care. 2014 Jul 2;18(4):R140. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: lactobacillus, sepsis, rat, inflammation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24989885

1. Basch E, Snyder C, McNiff K, Brown R, Maddux S, Smith ML, Atkinson TM, Howell D, Chiang A, Wood W, Levitan N, Wu AW, Krzyzanowska M. Patient-reported outcome performance measures in oncology. J Oncol Pract. 2014 May;10(3):209-11. doi:10.1200/JOP.2014.001423.
Key words: Patient reported outcome, quality of care, oncology
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24756142

2. Block L, Jarlenski M, Wu AW, Feldman L, Conigliaro J, Swann J, Desai SV. Inpatient safety outcomes following the 2011 residency work-hour reform. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun;9(6):347-52. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2171.
Key words: Patient Safety, Residency training
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24677678

3. 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 May;63(5):806-15. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.12.010.
Key words: Kidney Dialysis, Timing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2450847

4. Hulbert A, Hooker CM, Keruly JC, Brown T, Horton K, Fishman E, Rodgers K, Lee B, Sam C, Tsai S, Weihe E, Pridham G, Drummond B, Merlo C, Geronimo M, Porter M, Cox S, Li D, Harline M, Teran M, Wrangle J, Mudge B, Taylor G, Kirk GD, Herman JG, Moore RD, Brown RH, Brock MV. Prospective CT screening for lung cancer in a high-risk population: HIV-positive smokers. J Thorac Oncol. 2014; Jun 9(6):752-9.
Key words: HIV; Lung cancer; Computed tomography screening; Lung cancer screening; High-risk populations
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24828660

5. Kanarek NF, Hooker CM, Mathieu L, Tsai HL, Rudin CM, Herman JG, Brock MV. Survival after community diagnosis of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Am J Med. 2014 May;127(5):443-9.
Key words: Lung cancer, biology, surgery, Survival, Statistics,
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24486286

6. Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO. Outcomes of operations for benign foregut disease in elderly patients: A national surgical quality improvement program database analysis. Surgery 2014. Jun 24. pii: S0039-6060(14)00144-5. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.04.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Foregut surgery; Outcomes
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24973127

7. Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Lidor AO. Novel combined VATS/laparoscopic approach for giant and complicated paraesophageal hernia repair: Description of technique and early results. Surg Endosc 2014. Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Paraesophageal hernia; Minimally invasive surgery; VATS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24969852

8. Patel HD, Kamara TB, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Allaf ME. Gross hematuria and urinary retention among men in a nationally representative survey in Sierra Leone. Urology. 2014 Jun;83(6):1273-8.
Key words: gross hematuria, urinary retention
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24726148

9. Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME. Race and sex disparities in the treatment of older patients with T1a renal cell carcinoma: a comorbidity controlled competing risks model. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul;32(5):576-83.
Key words: disparities, early-stage kidney cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24629500

10. Siddiqui ZK, Wu AW, Kurbanova N, Qayyum R. Comparison of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient satisfaction scores for specialty hospitals and general medical hospitals: Confounding effect of survey response rate. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2225. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed
Key words: Patient satisfaction, hospital
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942510

11. Snyder CF, Herman JM, White SM, Luber BS, Blackford AL, Carducci MA, Wu AW. When using patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice, the measure matters: a randomized controlled trial. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul 1. pii: JOP.2014.001413. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Patient Reported Outcome, Questionnaire
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24986113

12. Tommaso CL, Cigarroa JE, Fullerton D, Feldman T, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller CD, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Ruiz CE, Trento A. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement, Part II- Mitral Valve. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 9. pii: S0735-1097(14)02399-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.05.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Transcatheter valve repair and replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835439

13. Tommaso CL, Cigarroa JE, Fullerton D, Feldman T, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Ruiz CE, Trento A. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS Operator & Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement, Part II- Mitral Valve. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 May 14. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25540. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: Transcatheter valve repair and replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24828236

14. Wu AW, Bradford AN, Velanovich V, Sprangers MA, Brundage M, Snyder C. Clinician's checklist for reading and using an article about patient-reportedoutcomes. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 May;89(5):653-61. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2014.01.017.
Key words: Patient reported outcome,medical literature
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24702734

15. Yan W, Wu K, Herman JG, Brock MV, Zhou Y, Lu Y, Zhang Z, Yang Y, Guo M. Epigenetic silencing of DACH1 induces the invasion and metastasis of gastric cancer by activating TGF-? signaling. J Cell Mol Med. 2014 Jun 9. Doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12325 [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: DACH1; DNA methylation; chemosensitive marker; docetaxel; gastric cancer; invasion; metastasis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24912879

1. Brown CH 4th, Grega M, Selnes OA, McKhann GM, Shah AS, LaFlam A, Savage WJ, Frank SM, Hogue CW, Gottesman RF. Length of red cell unit storage and risk for delirium after cardiac surgery. Anesth Analg. 2014 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Red Blood Cell storage, delirium, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24859077

2. Cameron D. External support of the dilated aorta: back to the future? Heart. 2014 Jun 15;100(12):908. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305279.
Key words: dilated aorta
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24670419

3. Conte JV. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun;97(6):2095-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.001.
Key words: thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine(T3), coronay artery bypass
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24882289

4. Hicks CW, Hashmi ZG, Velopulos C, Efron DT, Schneider EB, Haut ER, Cornwell EE 3rd, Haider AH. Association between race and age in survival after trauma. JAMA Surg. 2014 May 28. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.166. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: racial disparities; trauma; survival; age
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24871941

5. Hicks CW, Pappou EP, Magruder JT, Gazer B, Fang S, Wick EC, Gearhart SL, Ahuja N, Efron JE. Clinicopathologic presentation and natural history of anorectal melanoma: a case series of 18 patients. JAMA Surg. 2014 May 21. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4643. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: anorectal melanoma; presentation; pathology; series
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24848283

6. Karl TR, Jacobs JP. Culture, ethics, and humanitarian affairs: often relevant, sometimes compelling, always interesting. Cardiol Young. 2014 May 8:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: culture, ethics
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24811904

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. 2014 Jun;147(6):1855-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.032..
Key words: descending thoracic aortic aneurysm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23993033

8. Leeper WR, Leeper WR, Leeper TJ, Ouellette D, Moffat B, Sivakumaran T, Charyk-Stewart T, Kribs S, Parry NG, Gray DK. Delayed hemorrhagic complications in the nonoperative management of blunt splenic trauma: Early screening leads to a decrease in failure rate. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jun;76(6):1349-53.
doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000228.
Key words: Spleen, Embolization, Delayed Hemorrhage, Repeat CT Scan
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24854299

9. Miller JW, Vu D, Chai PJ, Kreutzer J, Hossain MM, Jacobs JP, Loepke AW. Patient and procedural characteristics for successful and failed immediate tracheal extubation in the operating room following cardiac surgery in infancy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 May 12. doi: 10.1111/pan.12413. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: tracheal extubation, cardiac surgery, infancy
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24814869

10. Murphy DJ, Pronovost PJ, Lehmann CU, Gurses AP, Whitman GJ, Needham DM, Berenholtz SM. Red blood cell transfusion practices in two surgical intensive care units: a mixed methods assessment of barriers to evidence-based practice. Transfusion. 2014 May 21. doi: 10.1111/trf.12718. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: red bood cell transfusion, intensive care units, evidence based practice
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24846447

11. Popma JJ, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Coselli J, Diez J, Kafi A, Schreiber T, Gleason TG, Conte J, Buchbinder M, Deeb GM, Carabello B, Serruys PW, Chenoweth S, Oh JK; CoreValve United States Clinical Investigators. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement using a self-expanding bioprosthesis in patients with severe aortic stenosis at extreme risk for surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20;63(19):1972-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.556.
Key words: Transcatheter aortic valve, self-expanding bioprothesis, severe aortic stenosis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24657695

12. Price J, Toeg H, Lam BK, Lapierre H, Mesana TG, Ruel M. The impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement varies according to age at operation. Heart. 2014 May 19. pii: heartjnl-2013-305118. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-305118. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: prosthesis-patient mistmatch, aortic valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24842873

13. Shapira OM, Badhwar V, Shahian D, Jacobs JP, Izhar U, Bao Y, Korach A, Lattouf OM, Grover FL, Puskas JD. International participation in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr;97(4):1127-30. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.038.
Key words: International STS Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24694401

14. Tommaso CL, Cigarroa JE, Fullerton D, Feldman T, Aldea GS, Bacha EA, Bavaria J, Bolman RM 3rd, Cameron DE, Dean LS, Hijazi ZM, Horlick E, Mack MJ, Miller DC, Moon MR, Mukherjee D, Ruiz CE, Trento A. SCAI/AATS/ACC/STS operator & institutional requirements for transcatheter valve repair and replacement, part ii- mitral valve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May 13. pii: S0003-4975(14)01021-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: Transcatheter valve repair and replacement, mitral valve
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24835557

1. Adams DH, Popma JJ, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Buchbinder M, Hermiller J Jr, Kleiman NS, Chetcuti S, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn G, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Conte J, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Chenoweth S, Oh JK; U.S. CoreValve Clinical Investigators. Transcatheter aortic-valve replacement with a self-expanding prosthesis. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 8;370(19):1790-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1400590.
Key words: transcatheter aortic-valve replacement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24678937

2. Arnaoutakis GJ, Bittle GJ, Allen JG, Weiss ES, Alejo J, Baumgartner WA, Shah AS, Wolfgang CL, Efron DT, Conte JV. General and acute care surgical procedures in patients with left ventricular assist devices. World J Surg. 2014 Apr;38(4):765-73. doi: 10.1007/s00268-013-2403-0.
Key words: left ventricular assist devices
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24357244

3. Costello JM, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, He X, Hill KD, Cooper DS, Backer CL, Jacobs ML. Gestational age at birth and outcomes after neonatal cardiac surgery: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Circulation. 2014 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: neonatal cardiac surgery outcomes, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24795388

4. Fitch ZW, Debesa O, Ohkuma R, Duquaine D, Steppan J, Schneider EB, Whitman GJ A protocol-driven approach to early extubation after heart surgery.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Apr;147(4):1344-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.032.
Key words: protocol, early extubation, heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24269120

5. Haggerty KA, Beaty CA, George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Baumgartner WA. Increased exposure improves recruitment: early results of a program designed to attract medical students into surgical careers. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr 8. pii: S0003-4975(14)00364-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.02.029.
Key words: medical students, surgical careers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24725839

6. Jacobs JP, Mavroudis C, Quintessenza JA, Chai PJ, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Vricella LA, Jacobs ML, Dearani JA, Cameron D. Reoperations for pediatric and congenital heart disease: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2014;17(1):2-8. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2014.01.006.
Key words: Reoperations, pediatric and congential heart disease, STS Congenital Heart surgery database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24725711

7. Karantalis V, Difede DL, Gerstenblith G, Pham S, Symes J, Zambrano JP, Fishman J, Pattany P, McNiece I, Conte J, Schulman S, Wu K, Shah A, Breton E, Davis-Sproul J, Schwarz R, Feigenbaum G, Mushtaq M, Suncion VY, Lardo AC, Borrello I, Mendizabal A, Karas TZ, Byrnes J, Lowery M, Heldman AW, 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 Prospective Randomized Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery (PROMETHEUS) Trial. Circ Res. 2014 Apr 11;114(8):1302-10.
Key words: Autologous mesenchymal stem cells, coronary artery bypass grafting
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24565698

8. Kilic A, Conte JV, Baumgartner WA, Russell SD, Merlo CA, Shah AS. Does recipient age impact functional outcomes of orthotopic heart transplantation? Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1636-42. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.048. Epub 2014 Mar 20.
Key words: Age, orthotopic heart transplantation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24656958

9. Mao H, Katz N, Kim JC, Day S, Ronco C. Implantable left ventricular assist devices and the kidney. Blood Purif. 2014;37(1):57-66. doi: 10.1159/000357970.
Key words: left ventricular assist device, kidney
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24525434

10. Mavroudis C, Mavroudis CD, Jacobs JP, Siegel A, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Jacobs ML. Procedure-based complications to guide informed consent: analysis of Society of Thoracic Surgeons-Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar 27. pii: S0003-4975(14)00020-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.037. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Complications, informed consent, STS Congenital Heart Surgeons Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24680033

11. Nguyen N, Jacobs JP, Dearani JA, Weinstein S, Novick WM, Jacobs ML, Massey J, Pasquali SK, Walters HL 3rd, Drullinsky D, Stellin G, Tchervenkov CI. Survey of nongovernmental organizations providing pediatric cardiovascular care in low- and middle-income countries. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr 1;5(2):248-55. doi: 10.1177/2150135113514458.
Key words: pediatric cardiovascular care, low and middle income countries
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24668973

12. Nicholas LH, Bynum JP, Iwashyna T J, Weir DR, Langa KM. Advance directives and nursing home stays associated with less aggressive end-of-life care for patients with severe dementia. Health Affairs. 2014 April; 33(4): 667-674.
Key words: end-of-life, dementia, advance directives, nursing home
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/33/4/667.short
PMID:24711329

13. Ohkuma R, Schneider EB, Whitman GJ. Implicating transfusions in infections after cardiac operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1852. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.105. No abstract available.
Key words: transfusion, infection, cardiac operations
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24792289

14. Popma JJ, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Coselli J, Diez J, Kafi A, Schreiber T, Gleason TG, Conte J, Buchbinder M, Deeb GM, Carabello B, Serruys PW, Chenoweth S, Oh J; CoreValve United States Clinical Investigators. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement using a self-expanding bioprosthesis in patients with severe aortic stenosis at extreme risk for surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Mar 13. pii: S0735-1097(14)01396-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.556. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: transcatheter aortic valve replacement, severe aortic stenosis, extreme risk
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24657695

15. Shih T, Nicholas LH, Thumma JR, Birkmeyer JD, Dimick JB. Does pay-for-performance improve surgical outcomes? an evaluation of phase 2 of the Premier Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration. Annals of Surgery. 2014 Apr;259(4):677-81.
Key words: Pay-for-Performance, CABG, quality improvement, public reporting
http://journals.lww.com/annalsofsurgery/Citation/2014/04000/
Does_Pay_for_Performance_Improve_Surgical.11.aspx
PMID: 24368657

1. Malas MB, Qazi U, Lazarus, G, Valle MF, Wilson LM, Haberl E, Bass EB, Zenilman Z. Comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions aimed at treating underlying venous pathology in patients with chronic venous ulcer. J Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2014 April; 2(2): 212-225.
Key words: Chronic venous ulcer, systematic review, compression therapy, surgical intervention for venous pathology
http://www.jvsvenous.org/article/S2213-333X(13)00167-4/abstract
No PMID available

2. Qazi U, Obeid TE, Enwerem N, Schneider E, White JR, Freischlag JA, Perler BA, Malas MB The effect of ballooning following carotid stent deployment on hemodynamic stability. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar;59(3):756-760.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.09.027.
Key words: Ballooning, hemodynamic depression, hypotension, stent, angioplasty, CAS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24342066

3. Valle MF, Maruthur NM, Wilson LM, Malas M, Qazi U, Haberl E, Bass EB, Zenilman J, Lazarus G. Comparative effectiveness of advanced wound dressings for patients with chronic venous leg ulcers: A systematic review. Wound Repair Regen. 2014 Mar;22(2):193-204. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12151.
Key words: Chronic venous ulcer, dressing, compression therapy, systematic review, surgical intervention for venous ulcer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24635169

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24508475

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24158988

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24304223

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24565698

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24359936

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24525434

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24246548

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
http://aor.sagepub.com/content/123/2/81.long
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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567024

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24595103

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24111805

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24580943

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24462554

1. Beaty CA, Haggerty KA, Moser MG, George TJ, Robinson CW, Arnaoutakis GJ, Whitman GJ. Disclosure of physician-specific behavior improves blood utilization protocol adherence in cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2168-74. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.06.080.
Key words: blood utilization, cardiac surgery, physician behavior
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035308

2. Conte JV. Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Robert B. Wallace. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan 2. pii: S0022-5223(13)01537-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.12.030.
Key words: American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Robert B. Wallace
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24521963

3. Kilic A, Shah AS, Conte JV, Mandal K, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. Understanding variability in hospital-specific costs of coronary artery bypass grafting represents an opportunity for standardizing care and improving resource use.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):109-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.024.
Key words: coronary artery bypass, cost
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24100097

4. Mishra MK, Beaty CA, Lesniak WG, Kambhampati SP, Zhang F, Wilson MA, Blue ME, Troncoso JC, Kannan S, Johnston MV, Baumgartner WA, Kannan RM. Dendrimer brain uptake and targeted therapy for brain injury in a large animal model of hypothermic circulatory arrest. ACS Nano. 2014 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Dendrimer, Brain Injury, Circulatory Arrest
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24499315

5. Ono M, Brown C, Lee JK, Gottesman RF, Kraut M, Black J, Shah A, Cameron DE, Baumgartner W, Hogue CW. Cerebral blood flow autoregulation is preserved after hypothermic circulatory arrest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2045.
Key words: Cerebral blood flow, hypothermic circulatory arrest
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24446562

6. 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. 2014 Jan;147(1):530-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.09.036. Epub 2013 Oct 31. No abstract available.
Key words: pulmonary artery autograft, Valsalva prosthesis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24183332

7. Pronovost PJ, Demski R, Callender T, Winner L, Miller MR, Austin JM, Berenholtz SM; National Leadership Core Measures Work Groups. Abundo C, Allen S, Applestein M, Atha W, Baca K, Baker D, Baxter J, Bessman E, Brinkman M, Brown J, Brown T, Bryant B, Carmody B, Carroll K, Carver B, Castellani J, Choi YH, Clarke C, Coker M, Cuccia M, Dalgetty R, Day R, DelRosario A, Deruggiero K, Duda D, Dudas R, Dunn J, Duquaine D, Dwyer J, Edwards A, Flowers D, Garger C, Goldsborough K, Groman S, Guzman F, Hack L, Hackett M, Hagan L, Haynos J, Heck E, Heitmiller G, Hill P, Hoffman A, Horvath K, Jensen R, Johnson P, Jonas I, Kelly K, Kemmerer T, Khan S, Landrum M, Leonard B, Lieberman K, Lobien J, Maritim C, Markovich G, Marquis B, McCiammer B, McDonough D, McGuiness B, Mcintyre J, McQuigg D, Means M, Michaels K, Miller J, Minor V, Morton R, Moyer J, Nimako H, Owens S, Park E, Peck J, Petrucci P, Petty B, Post M, Rasmussen S, Raynor J, Renjel J, Resar J, Rossi S, Rotello L, Russell S, Saheed M, Schultz J, Schwartz P, Servis K, Shrout A, Sidone L, Smith N, Smith R, Smith T, St Martin E, Taffe E, Thomas C, Tolson T, Trost J, Walters C, Ware C, Wessels R, Whitman G, Wyman C. Demonstrating high reliability on accountability measures at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Dec;39(12):531-44.
Key words: quality measures, core measures, Johns Hopkins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24416944

1. Arnaoutakis GJ, Bittle GJ, Allen JG, Weiss ES, Alejo J, Baumgartner WA, Shah AS, Wolfgang CL, Efron DT, Conte JV. General and acute care surgical procedures in patients with left ventricular assist devices. World J Surg. 2013 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Left ventricular assistance devices, general and acute care surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24357244

2. Block L, Habicht R, Wu AW, Desai SV, Wang K, Silva KN, Niessen T, Oliver N, Feldman L. A post-2011 time motion study. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan;29(1):24.doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2669-9.
Key words: Residency training, duty hours, hand-offs, patient safety
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24146351

3. Bordeianou L, Hicks CW, Kaiser AM, Alavi K, Sudan R, Wise PE. Rectal prolapse: an overview of clinical features, diagnosis, and patient-specific management strategies. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: rectal prolapsed, review; management, benign anorectal disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24352613

4. Davies RR, Pasquali SK, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JJ, Wallace AS, Pizarro C. Current spectrum of surgical procedures performed for Ebstein's malformation: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1703-9; discussion 1709-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.005. Epub 2013 Sep 23.
Key words: Ebstein's malformation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24067335

5. Hicks CW, Makary MA. A prophet to modern medicine: Ernest Amory Codman. BMJ. 2013 Dec 18;347:f7368.
Key words: Ernest Codman, medical history, quality improvement
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24353099

6. Hicks CW, Wick EC. Standardized quality performance metrics: beware of the pitfalls. J Surg Res. 2013 Dec;185(2):524-5. Epub 2013 Jan 26.
Key words: quality improvement, surrogate measures, benchmarking, NSQIP
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24216385

7. Jacobs ML, Vricella LA. . Surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot: where are we now and what is yet to come. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec;23(6):932-6. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113001959. No abstract available.
Key words: tetralogy of Fallot, surgical management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401269

8. Kilic A, Saha-Chaudhuri P, Rankin JS, Conte JV. Trends and outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in North America: an analysis of more than 50,000 patients from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1546-52; discussion 1552. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.06.031.
Key words: tricuspid valve surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24070702

9. Kilic A, Whitman GJ. Blood transfusions in cardiac surgery: indications, risks, and conservation strategies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec 18. pii: S0003-4975(13)01880-8. doi: 0.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.08.016. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood transfusion, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24359936

10. Marks CM, Kasda E, Paine L, Wu AW. "That was a close call": endorsing a broad definition of near misses in health care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013Oct;39(10):475-9.
Key words: patient safety, incident reporting, near-miss
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24195201

11. Martinez RM, Ringewald JM, Fontanet HL, Quintessenza JA, Jacobs JP. Management of adults with Tetralogy of Fallot. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec;23(6):920-31. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113001741.
Key words: Tetralogy of Fallot, adult management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401268

12. Poynter JA, Williams WG, McIntyre S, Brothers JA, Jacobs ML; Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: a report from the congenital heart surgeons society registry. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jan 1;5(1):22-30. doi: 10.1177/2150135113516984.
Key words: anomalous coronary artery, congential heart surgeons society registry
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24403351

13. Shafi T, Sozio SM, Bandeen-Roche KJ, Ephraim PL, Luly JR, St Peter WL,McDermott A, Scialla JJ, Crews DC, Tangri N, Miskulin DC, Michels WM, Jaar BG,Herzog CA, Zager PG, Meyer KB, Wu AW, Boulware LE; for the DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. Predialysis systolic BP variability and outcomes in hemodialysis patients. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, hypertension, end stage renal disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24385593

14. Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Okuyama T, Akechi T, Yamashita H, Toyama T, Carducci MA, Wu AW. Using the EORTC-QLQ-C30 in clinical practice for patient management: identifying scores requiring a clinician's attention. Qual Life Res. 2013 Dec;22(10):2685-91. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0387-8.
Key words: quality of life, patient reported outcomes, clinical practice, electronic health record
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23532341

15. Vricella LA, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE. The birth of a new era: the introduction of the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt for the treatment of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2013 Dec;23(6):932-6. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113001959. No abstract available.
Key words: systemic to pulmonary artery shunt, cyanotic congenital heart disease
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24401269

1. Acker MA, Parides MK, Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Voisine P, Smith PK, Hung JW, Blackstone EH, Puskas JD, Argenziano M, Gammie JS, Mack M, Ascheim DD, Bagiella E, Moquete EG, Ferguson TB, Horvath KA, Geller NL, Miller MA, Woo YJ, D'Alessandro DA, Ailawadi G, Dagenais F, Gardner TJ, O'Gara PT, Michler RE, Kron IL; the CTSN. Mitral-valve repair versus replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Mitral Repair, Mitral Replacement, Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/224245543

2. Fitch ZW, Debesa O, Ohkuma R, Duquaine D, Steppan J, Schneider EB, Whitman GJ. A protocol-driven approach to early extubation after heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov 21. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)01253-1. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.032. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Heart surgery, extubation, protocol
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24269120

3. Fitch ZW, Whitman GJ. Incidence, risk, and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult cardiac surgical patients: a systematic review. J Card Surg. 2013 Dec 4. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12260. [Epub ahead of print] Key words: Ventilator Assoicated Pneumonia, adult cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24304223

4. Hendel RC, Bozkurt B, Fonarow GC, Jacobs JP, Lichtman JH, Smith EE, Tcheng JE, Wang TY, Weintraub WS. ACC/AHA 2013 Methodology for Developing Clinical Data Standards: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards. Circulation. 2013 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Clinical data standars, heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24243855

5. Hendel RC, Bozkurt B, Smith EE, Fonarow GC, Tcheng JE, Jacobs JP, Wang TY, Lichtman JH, Weintraub WS; Acc/Aha Task Force on Clinical Data Standards. ACC/AHA 2013 Methodology for Developing Clinical Data Standards: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Nov 11. doi:pii: S0735-1097(13)06048-8. 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.11.006. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Clinical data standards, heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24246166

6. Jacobs JP, Maruszewski B. Functionally univentricular heart and the fontan operation: lessons learned about patterns of practice and outcomes from the congenital heart surgery databases of the European association for cardio-thoracic surgery and the society of thoracic surgeons. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct 1;4(4):349-55. doi: 10.1177/2150135113494228.
Key words: univentricular heart, fontan
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327626

7. Jacobs ML. Book Review: Wilcox's Surgical Anatomy of the Heart. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct 1;4(4):455-6. doi: 10.1177/2150135113504599.
Key words: heart, anatomy, surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327650

8. Jacobs ML. In memoriam: James L. Monro (1939-2013). In memoriam: James L. Monro (1939-2013). World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct 1;4(4):342-3. doi: 10.1177/2150135113507294.
Key words: James Monro
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327624

9. Jacobs ML. Surgery for aortic valve disease in teenagers and young adults. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Oct 1;4(4):340-1. doi: 10.1177/2150135113505228.
Key words: aortic valve disease, teenagers, young adults
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24327623

10. 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. 2013 Nov 15. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)01219-1. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.09.075. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: mechanical circulatory support, children, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congential Heart Surgery Database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24246548

11. Saraswat MK, Ullrich SL, Beaty CA, Russell SD, Whitman GJ. After-hour ventricular assist device coverage: What level of expertise is required? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Dec;32(12):1272-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.09.011. Epub 2013 Oct 5. No abstract available.
Key words: ventricular assist device, patient management
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24263026

12. Shahian DM, Jacobs JP, Edwards FH, Brennan JM, Dokholyan RS, Prager RL, Wright CD, Peterson ED, McDonald DE, Grover FL. The society of thoracic surgeons national database. Heart. 2013 Oct;99(20):1494-501. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303456. Epub 2013 Jan 18. Review.
Key words: Society of Thoracic Surgeons national database

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24165288

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24059362

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)
http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1763597
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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24165628

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24185964

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24112682

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24146339

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23968759

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23972933

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24164510

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23972424

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24183332

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24088485

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
http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764700

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24088898

1. Beaty CA, Haggerty KA, Moser MG, George TJ, Robinson CW, Arnaoutakis GJ, Whitman GJ. Disclosure of physician-specific behavior improves blood utilization protocol adherence in cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep 12. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01420-3. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.06.080. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: blood utilization, cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035308

2. Bilimoria KY, Chung J, Ju MH, Haut ER, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Baker DW. Evaluation of surveillance bias and the validity of the venous thromboembolism quality measure. JAMA. 2013 Oct 9;310(14):1482-1489.
Key words: venous thromboembolism (VTE), quality reporting, surveillance bias
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1748150
PMID: 24100354

3. Davies RR, Pasquali SK, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JJ, Wallace AS, Pizarro C. Current spectrum of surgical procedures performed for Ebstein's malformation: an analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep 23. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01006-0. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Ebsteins malformation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24067335

4. Hill KD, Rhodes JF, Aiyagari R, Baker GH, Bergersen L, Chai PJ, Fleming GA, Fudge JC, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Hirsch R, Lee KJ, Li JS, Ohye RG, Oster ME, Pasquali SK, Pelech AN, Radtke WA, Takao CM, Vincent JA, Hornik CP. Intervention for recoarctation in the single ventricle reconstruction trial: incidence, risk, and outcomes. Circulation. 2013 Aug 27;128(9):954-961.
Key words: recoarctation, single ventriical reconstruction
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23864006

5. Horvath KA. Editorial Comment: Welcome (bienvenida, bienvenue, willkommen, pryzwitanie, accoglienza, welkom) to the new EACTS cardiac surgery database. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Sep;44(3):e181. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt323.
Key words: EACTS cardiac surgery database
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23786915

6. Kilic A, Saha-Chaudhuri P, Rankin JS, Conte JV. Trends and outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in North America: an analysis of more than 50,000 patients from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep 23. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)01299-X. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.06.031. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: tricuspid valve surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24070702

7. Kilic A, Shah AS, Conte JV, Mandal K, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. Understanding variability in hospital-specific costs of coronary artery bypass grafting represents an opportunity for standardizing care and improving resource use. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct 4. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)00941-0. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.024. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: coronary artery bypass, hospital costs
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24100097

8. Lee GI, Lee MR, Clanton T, Sutton E, Park AE, Marohn MR. Comparative assessment of physical and cognitive ergonomics associated with robotic and traditional laparoscopic surgeries. Surg Endosc. 2013 Oct 3.
Key words: laparoscopy, robotic surgery, ergonomics, cognitive workload, physical workload, electromyography
http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s00464-013-3213-z

9. Leeds IL, Hugar LA, Pettitt BJ, Srinivasan J, Master VA. International surgical clerkship rotation: perceptions and academic performance. Am J Surg. 2013 Aug;206(2):280-6.
Key words: medical education, global health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23481029

10. Leeds IL, Sadiraj V, Cox JC, Schnier KE, Sweeney JF. Assessing clinical discharge data preferences among practicing surgeons. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):42-48.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.03.064.
Key words: clinical decision-making, readmissions
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23706559

11. Malas MB, Qazi U, Lazarus G, Valle F, Wilson LM, Haberl E, Bass EB, Zenilman J. Comparative effectiveness of surgical interventions aimed at treating underlying venous pathology in patients with chronic venous ulcer. Accepted for Publication J Vasc Surg JVS-D-13-00936R1, Oct. 2013
Key words: chronic venous ulcer, systematic review, chronic wound, compression therapy, venous pathology
No URL available yet

12. Miller JW, Vu DN, Chai PJ, Kreutzer JH, John JB, Vener DF, Jacobs JP. Upper body central venous catheters in pediatric cardiac surgery. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Nov;23(11):980-988. doi: 10.1111/pan.12261. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
Key words: central venous catheters, pediatric cardiac surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24088201

13. Pasquali SK, He X, Jacobs ML, Hall M, Gaynor JW, Shah SS, Peterson ED, Hill KD, Li JS, Jacobs JP. Hospital variation in postoperative infection and outcome after congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):657-63. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.024. Epub 2013 Jun 28 [PubMed - in process]
Key words: infection, congenital heart surgery
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816416

14. Wahr JA, Prager RL, Abernathy JH 3rd, Martinez EA, Salas E, Seifert PC, Groom RC, Spiess BD, Searles BE, Sundt TM 3rd, Sanchez JA, Shappell SA, Culig MH, Lazzara EH, Fitzgerald DC, Thourani VH, Eghtesady P, Ikonomidis JS, England MR, Sellke FW, Nussmeier NA; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Patient safety in the cardiac operating room: human factors and teamwork: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.
Circulation. 2013 Sep 3;128(10):1139-69. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182a38efa. Epub 2013 Aug 5. No abstract available. [PubMed - in process]
Key words: patient safety, cardiac operating room
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23918255

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23845562

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23809729

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24016845

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816068

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23968759

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23972933

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23993033

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23478523

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23963868

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
No URL available

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23972424

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23515166

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23643148

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816415

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23992688

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