January 2013


1. Beaty CA, Arnaoutakis GJ, Grega MA, Robinson CW, George TJ, Baumgartner WA, Gottesman RF, McKhann GM, Cameron DE, Whitman GJ. The role of head computed tomography imaging in the evaluation of postoperative neurologic deficits in cardiac surgery patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Dec 5. doi:pii: S0003-4975(12)02491-5. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.006. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: computed tomography, neurologic deficit, cardiac surgery

2. Buckberg G, Athanasuleas C, Conte J. Surgical ventricular restoration for the treatment of heart failure. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012 Nov 13. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2012.143.
Key words: surgical ventricular restoration, heart failure

3. George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Beaty CA, Jandu SK, Santhanam L, Berkowitz DE, Shah AS. Inhaled hydrogen sulfide improves graft function in an experimental model of lung transplantation. J Surg Res. 2012 Dec;178(2):593-600. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.06.037. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
Key words: Inhaled hydrogen sulfide, lung transplantation

4. George TJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Beaty CA, Jandu SK, Santhanam L, Berkowitz DE, Shah AS. A physiologic and biochemical profile of clinically rejected lungs on a normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion platform. J Surg Res. 2012 Nov 27. doi:pii: S0022-4804(12)01858-6. 10.1016/j.jss.2012.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: biochemical profile, ex vivo lung perfusion

5. George TJ, Beaty CA, Kilic A, Shah PD, Merlo CA, Shah AS. Outcomes and temporal trends among high-risk patients after lung transplantation in the United States. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov;31(11):1182-91. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Aug 11.
Key words: outcome, lung transplantation

6. George TJ, Knudsen KP, Sodha NR, Beaty CA, Feller-Kopman D, Shah AS, Yarmus L. Respiratory support with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during stenting of tracheobronchomalacia.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1736-7.
Key words: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, stent, tracheobronchomalacia

7. Hicks CW, Sweeney DA, Danner RL, Eichacker PQ, Suffredini AF, Feng J, Sun J, Moriyama B, Wesley R, Behrend EN, Solomon SB, Natanson C. Beneficial effects of stress-dose corticosteroid therapy in canines depend on the severity of staphylococcal pneumonia. Intensive Care Med. 2012 Dec;38 (12):2063-71.
Key words: sepsis; septic shock; steroids; animal model

8. Kilic A, Cameron DE, Vricella LA. Use of cryopreserved saphenous vein grafts in congenital heart surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec;144(6):1520-2.
Key words: cryopreserved saphaneous veins, congenital heart surgery

9. Kilic A, George TJ, Beaty CA, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. The effect of center volume on the incidence of postoperative complications and their impact on survival after lung transplantation.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec;144(6):1502-9.
Key words: Lung transplantation, center volume, complications, survival

10. Kilic A, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Lung transplantation in patients 70 years old or older: Have outcomes changed after implementation of the lung allocation score? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;144(5):1133-8.
Key words: Lung transplantation, Lung allocation score

11. Ono M, Joshi B, Brady K, Easley RB, Kibler K, Conte J, Shah A, Russell SD, Hogue CW. Cerebral blood flow autoregulation is preserved after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2012 Dec;26(6):1022-8.
Key words: left ventricular assist device, cerebral blood flow

12. Nagy CD, Alejo DE, Corretti MC, Ravekes WJ, Crosson JE, Spevak PJ, Ringel R, Carson KA, Khalil S, Dietz HC, Cameron DE, Vricella LA, Traill TA, Holmes KW. Tetralogy of Fallot and Aortic Root Dilation: A Long-Term Outlook. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Oct 19.
Key words: tetralogy of fallot, aortic root dilation

13. Piacentino V 3rd, Ganapathi AM, Stafford-Smith M, Hsieh MK, Patel CB, Simeone AA, Rogers JG, Milano CA. Utility of concomitant tricuspid valve procedures for patients undergoing implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;144(5):1217-21.
Key words: tricuspid valve procedures, left ventricular assist device

14. Stain SC, Cogbill TH, Ellison EC, Britt LD, Ricotta JJ, Calhoun JH, Baumgartner WA. In brief. Curr Probl Surg. 2012 Oct;49(10):560-2.
Key words: surgical training models


15. Stain SC, Cogbill TH, Ellison EC, Britt LD, Ricotta JJ, Calhoun JH, Baumgartner WA. Surgical training models: a new vision. Curr Probl Surg. 2012 Oct;49(10):565-623.
Key words: Surgical training models


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