May 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. 2013 Feb;95(2):548-54. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.006. Epub 2012 Dec 6.
Key words: CT imaging, neurologic deficits, cardiac surgery

2. Beaty CA, George TJ, Kilic A, Conte JV, Shah AS. Pre-transplant malignancy: An analysis of outcomes after thoracic organ transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Feb;32(2):202-11. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.11.003. Epub 2012 Dec 21.
Key words: Pre-transplant malignancy, thoracic organ transplantation

3. Beaty CA, Yang A, George TJ, Illei PB, Shah AS. Unilateral humoral rejection after reoperative single-lung transplant. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):e79-81. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.09.089.
Key words: humoral rejection, lung transplant

4. Baumgartner WA, Calhoon JH, Shemin RJ, Allen MS. Critical care: American Board of Thoracic Surgery update. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar 21. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)00257-2. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.02.059. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Key words: critical care certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

5. Dezube R, Arnaoutakis GJ, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG, Eberlein M. The effect of lung-size mismatch on mechanical ventilation tidal volumes after bilateral lung transplantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;16(3):275-81. Epub 2012 Dec 12.
Key words: lung size mismatch, mechanical ventilation, lung transplantation

6. Ellaway RH, Graves L, Greene PS. Medical education in an electronic health record-mediated world. Med Teach. 2013 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Medical education, electronic medical records

7. George TJ, Kilic A, Beaty CA, Conte JV, Mandal K, Shah AS. Septuagenarians bridged to heart transplantation with a ventricular assist device have outcomes similar to younger patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb 22. doi:pii: S0003-4975(13)00006-4. 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.10.089. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Septuagenarians, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device

8. Katz NM. It is time for certification in cardiothoracic critical care. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: cardiothoracic critical care, certification

9. Kilic A, Shah AS, Conte JV, Yuh DD. Nationwide outcomes of surgical embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolism. JThorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Feb;145(2):373-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.01.066. Epub 2012 Feb 17.
Key words: surgical embolectomy, acute pulmonary embolism

10. Kilic A, Sheer A, Shah AS, Russell SD, Gourin CG, Lidor AO. Outcomes of cholecystomy in US heart transplant recipients. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: cholecystectomy, heart transplant

11. Kilic A, Sultan I, Yuh DD, Shah AS, Baumgartner WA, Cameron DE, Conte JV. Ventricular assist device implantation in the elderly: nationwide outcomes in the United States. J Card Surg. 2013 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12066. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Ventricular Assist Device, Elderly, Outcome

12. Poruk KE, Firpo MA, Scaife CL, Adler DG, Emerson LL, Boucher KM, Mulvihill SJ. Serum osteopontin and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2013 Mar;42(2):193-7.
Key words: Pancreatic cancer, biomarker, osteopontin, TIMP-1

13. 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 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print].
Key words: Valve repair, operative mortality, mitral valve, tricuspid valve

14. Sacco Casamassima MG, Wong LL, Papandria D, Abdullah F, Vricella LA, Cameron DE, Colombani PM. Modified nuss procedure in concurrent repair of pectus excavatum and open heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):1043-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.007. Epub 2013 Jan 10.
Key words: Modified nuss procedure, pectus excavatum, open heart surgery

15. Stephens RS, Shah AS, Whitman GJ. Lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):1122-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.10.024.
Key words: Lung injury, cardiac surgery

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