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    October 2017
  1. ANKERSMIT HJ, Copic D, Simader E
    When meat allergy meets cardiac surgery: A driver for humanized bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:1326-1327.
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    September 2017
  2. DE GEUS HR, Haase M, Jacob L
    The cardiac surgery-associated neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin score for postoperative acute kidney injury: Does subclinical acute kidney injury matter?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:939-940.
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  3. KALISNIK JM, Fischlein T, Santarpino G
    Cardiac surgery-associated neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin score for postoperative acute kidney injury: What is the clinical implication?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:938.
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  4. ARORA RC, Singal RK
    Is routine use of renal injury biomarkers in cardiac surgery patients putting the cart before the horse?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:938-939.
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  5. RUEL M, Chan V, Boodhwani M, McDonald B, et al
    How detrimental is reexploration for bleeding after cardiac surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:927-935.
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    August 2017
  6. WANG L, Wang H, Hou X
    Short-term effects of preoperative beta-blocker use for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)31785.
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  7. KUMAR TKS, Balduf K, Boston U, Knott-Craig C, et al
    Diaphragmatic fenestration for refractory chylothorax after congenital cardiac surgery in infants.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)31720.
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  8. AKINTOYE E, Sellke F, Marchioli R, Tavazzi L, et al
    Factors associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation and other adverse events after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)31716.
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  9. SHIJO T, Marumoto A, Iwata K
    Stent-graft balloon occlusion with selective cerebral perfusion for cardiac surgery after proximal aortic arch stent grafting: A case report.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)31591.
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  10. KOWALEWSKI M, Gozdek M, Hagner W, Anisimowicz L, et al
    Posterior pericardial drainage by any means may improve outcomes after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:512-514.
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    July 2017
  11. EHRSAM JP, Benden C, Seifert B, Opitz I, et al
    Lung transplantation in the elderly: Influence of age, comorbidities, underlying disease, and extended criteria donor lungs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 29. pii: S0022-5223(17)31573.
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  12. EJIOFOR JI, Ramirez-Del Val F, Nohria A, Norman A, et al
    The risk of reoperative cardiac surgery in radiation-induced valvular disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 29. pii: S0022-5223(17)31575.
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  13. HAWKINS RB, Mehaffey JH, Yount KW, Yarboro LT, et al
    Coronary artery bypass grafting bundled payment proposal will have significant financial impact on hospitals.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 29. pii: S0022-5223(17)31577.
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  14. GROCOTT HP
    Early extubation after cardiac surgery: The evolution continues.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31565.
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  15. FLAHERTY LB, Wood T, Cheng A, Khan AR, et al
    Pre-existing psychological depression confers increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes following cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)31371.
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  16. NGUYEN TC, Charitakis K
    Fractional flow reserve-guided coronary artery bypass grafting: Less is more?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)31402.
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  17. BANDO K
    The challenge continues: A multiphase, multidisciplinary approach is necessary for providing the best quality of life in geriatric patients after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)31391.
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  18. ARORA RC, Manji RA, Singal RK, Hiebert B, et al
    Outcomes of octogenarians discharged from the hospital after prolonged intensive care unit length of stay after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 6. pii: S0022-5223(17)31152.
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  19. THOURANI VH, Borger MA, Holmes D, Maniar H, et al
    Transatlantic editorial on transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:7-21.
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  20. MOUNSEY CA, Mawhinney JA, Taggart DP
    Time to take notice: The impact of previous transradial catheterization on radial artery graft performance in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:161.
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    June 2017
  21. LYTWYN J, Stammers AN, Kehler DS, Jung P, et al
    The impact of frailty on functional survival in patients 1 year after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)31359.
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  22. LAZAR HL
    The use of vancomycin paste to reduce sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery-why is this still a "sticky" subject.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0022-5223(17)31353.
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  23. MCCARTHY FH, Savino DC, Brown CR, Bavaria JE, et al
    Cost and contribution margin of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0022-5223(17)31230.
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  24. EMANI S, Zurakowski D, Mulone M, DiNardo JA, et al
    Platelet testing to guide aspirin dose adjustment in pediatric patients after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S0022-5223(17)31347.
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  25. MCCARTHY FH, Spragan DD, Savino D, Dibble T, et al
    Outcomes, readmissions, and costs in transfemoral and alterative access transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the US Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)31227.
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  26. HALKOS ME, Anderson A, Binongo JNG, Stringer A, et al
    Operative strategies to reduce cerebral embolic events during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: A stratified, prospective randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)31226.
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  27. HWANG YM, Kim J, Lee JH, Kim M, et al
    Conduction disturbance after isolated surgical aortic valve replacement in degenerative aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(17)31182.
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  28. FILARDO G, Pollock BD, da Graca B, Phan TK, et al
    Underestimation of the incidence of new-onset post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation and its impact on 30-day mortality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)31188.
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  29. SUBRAMANIAM K, DeAndrade DS, Mandell DR, Althouse AD, et al
    Predictors of operating room extubation in adult cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)31193.
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  30. ANSELMI A, Flecher E, Chabanne C, Ruggieri VG, et al
    Long-term follow-up of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement in patients aged </=60 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)31187.
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  31. MCNEELY C, Kwedar K, Markwell S, Vassileva CM, et al
    Improving coronary artery bypass grafting readmission outcomes from 2000 to 2012 in the Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)31160.
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  32. KOWALEWSKI M, Raffa GM, Szwed KA, Anisimowicz L, et al
    Meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of topically used vancomycin in reducing sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)31170.
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  33. FORCILLO J, Thourani VH
    Transapical and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Still part of the game and at what cost?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)31166.
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  34. SCHAHEEN LW, Joubert KD, Luketich JD
    Revising a gastric conduit after esophagectomy: How do we get it right?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)31159.
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    May 2017
  35. SMITH CR
    Do apples equal oranges in access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(17)31132.
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  36. PELLETIER MP, Kaneko T, Peterson MD, Thourani VH, et al
    From sutures to wires: The evolving necessities of cardiac surgery training.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31125.
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  37. CHOO SJ
    Expanding the applications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Wave of the future, or not so fast?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31116.
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  38. ARAKAWA M, Hashimoto K, Okamura H
    Intraoperative transprosthetic leakage of a bovine prosthetic valve after aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)31102.
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  39. KUO K, Shah P, Hiebert B, Love K, et al
    Predictors of survival, functional survival, and hospital readmission in octogenarians after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)31088.
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  40. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transprosthetic leak after biological aortic valve replacement: There's a hole in the valve!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30924.
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  41. DONNDORF P, Kaminski A
    "Return to sender" or "consider it done"?! The importance of reducing hospital readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30930.
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  42. DING JY
    Endoscopy after esophagectomy: Doctors' dilemma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30938.
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  43. LAZAR HL
    Appropriate Use Criteria for coronary revascularization in patients with stable ischemic heart disease: What the surgeon needs to know.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30932.
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  44. D'ANCONA G, Ince H
    Cardiac surgery training in the present era: Does the emperor have new clothes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30920.
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  45. CARR SR
    When pigs fly: Early endoscopy after esophagectomy is safe.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30928.
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  46. LANDOLFO K, Belli E
    Secondary sclerosing cholangitis following cardiac surgery: An uncommon but deadly gastrointestinal complication.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30921.
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  47. CASSIVI SD, Pierson KE, Lechtenberg BJ, Nichols FC 3rd, et al
    Safety of air travel in the immediate postoperative period after anatomic pulmonary resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:1191-1196.
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    April 2017
  48. LIN J
    Gastric conduit revision after esophagectomy: The raising of Lazarus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(17)30876.
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  49. BORGER MA
    The future of cardiac surgery training: A survival guide.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(17)30881.
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  50. PAROLARI A, Cavallotti L, Andreini D, Myasoedova V, et al
    D-dimer is associated with arterial and venous coronary artery bypass graft occlusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 27. pii: S0022-5223(17)30863.
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  51. FORCILLO J, Condado JF, Binongo JN, Lasanajak Y, et al
    Readmission rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high- and extreme-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30705.
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  52. WONG JK, Joshi DJ, Melvin AL, Aquina CT, et al
    Early and late outcomes with prolonged open chest management after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)30704.
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  53. ANTONOFF MB, Correa AM, Sepesi B, Nguyen QN, et al
    Salvage pulmonary resection after stereotactic body radiotherapy: A feasible and safe option for local failure in selected patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 14. pii: S0022-5223(17)30703.
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  54. GREENSTEIN D, Beau J, Gottlieb G, Teller D, et al
    Topical amiodarone during cardiac surgery: Does epicardial application of amiodarone prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)30700.
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  55. NOLY PE, Rubens FD, Ouzounian M, Quantz M, et al
    Cardiac surgery training in Canada: Current state and future perspectives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)30690.
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  56. DECAMPLI WM
    Reducing stroke during cardiac surgery: Back flushing and manipulation is for plumbers, not surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)30630.
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    March 2017
  57. VIRK SA, Tian DH, Sriravindrarajah A, Dunn D, et al
    Mitral valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting for moderate-to-severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Meta-analysis of clinical and echocardiographic outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)30543.
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  58. KAWAJIRI H, Manlhiot C, Ross H, Delgado D, et al
    High-risk cardiac surgery as an alternative to transplant or mechanical support in patients with end-stage heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(17)30544.
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  59. CANTINOTTI M, Clerico A
    Brain natriuretic peptide and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide confirmed the prognostic accuracy in pediatric cardiac surgery: Time for their inclusion in prediction risk models?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30525.
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    February 2017
  60. DISESA VJ
    Gastrointestinal bleeding after cardiac surgery: Does describing the disease prescribe the cure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 20. pii: S0022-5223(17)30259.
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  61. GOTTLIEB EA, Andropoulos DB
    Current and future trends in coagulation management for congenital heart surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)30255.
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  62. KWON ST, Zhao L, Reddy RM, Chang AC, et al
    Evaluation of acute and chronic pain outcomes after robotic, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, or open anatomic pulmonary resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(17)30216.
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  63. KRAWIEC F, Maitland A, Duan Q, Faris P, et al
    Duodenal ulcers are a major cause of gastrointestinal bleeding after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(17)30223.
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  64. BERGER JT, Holubkov R, Reeder R, Wessel DL, et al
    Morbidity and mortality prediction in pediatric heart surgery: Physiological profiles and surgical complexity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30200.
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  65. YOO SJ, Spray T, Austin EH 3rd, Yun TJ, et al
    Hands-on surgical training of congenital heart surgery using 3-dimensional print models.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30184.
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  66. RAMAN V, Moodie KL, Ofoche OO, Kaiser LR, et al
    Endoscopy after esophagectomy: Safety demonstrated in a porcine model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30183.
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  67. AILAWADI G, Chang HL, O'Gara PT, O'Sullivan K, et al
    Pneumonia after cardiac surgery: Experience of the National Institutes of Health/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30187.
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  68. BENNEYWORTH BD, Mastropietro CW, Graham EM, Klugman D, et al
    Variation in extubation failure rates after neonatal congenital heart surgery across Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium hospitals.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)30153.
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  69. MILMAN S, Ng T
    Tracheostomy after cardiac surgery: What have we learned?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30139.
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  70. MALLIDI HR, Mody GN
    Lobar lung transplantation: One size fits all.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:477-478.
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    January 2017
  71. SCHILL MR, Musharbash FN, Hansalia V, Greenberg JW, et al
    Late results of the Cox-maze IV procedure in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)30019.
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  72. DAROCHA T, Stolinski J, Piatek J
    Cardiac surgery centers are ideal places to treat patients undergoing life-threatening deep accidental hypothermia using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation venoarterial therapy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:146-147.
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    December 2016
  73. GOZDEK M, Pawliszak W, Hagner W, Zalewski P, et al
    Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials assessing safety and efficacy of posterior pericardial drainage in patients undergoing heart surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31682.
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  74. BORDERS CF, Suzuki Y, Lasky J, Schaufler C, et al
    Massive donor transfusion potentially increases recipient mortality after lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31669.
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  75. ODELL DD
    The rapid transformation of extracorporeal support in lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:e137-e138.
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    November 2016
  76. TOEG H, French D, Gilbert S, Rubens F, et al
    Incidence of sternal wound infection after tracheostomy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)31635.
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  77. CYPEL M, Waddell T, Singer LG, Sorbo LD, et al
    Bilateral pneumonectomy to treat uncontrolled sepsis in a patient awaiting lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)31623.
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  78. LAMARCHE Y, Elmi-Sarabi M, Ding L, Abel JG, et al
    A score to estimate 30-day mortality after intensive care admission after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)31634.
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  79. ATTIA T, Koch CG, Houghtaling PL, Blackstone EH, et al
    Does a similar procedure result in similar survival for women and men undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 21. pii: S0022-5223(16)31627.
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  80. STOWELL CP, Whitman G, Granger S, Gomez H, et al
    The impact of red blood cell storage duration on tissue oxygenation in cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31619.
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  81. KARIM MN, Reid CM, Tran L, Cochrane A, et al
    Variable selection methods for multiple regressions influence the parsimony of risk prediction models for cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31618.
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  82. COHEN RG
    Value in cardiac surgery: The price of saving.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31475.
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  83. BENEDETTO U, Caputo M, Mariscalco G, Gaudino M, et al
    Impact of multiple arterial grafts in off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31492.
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  84. AD N, Holmes SD, Patel J, Shuman DJ, et al
    The impact of a multidisciplinary blood conservation protocol on patient outcomes and cost after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31491.
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  85. PREVENTZA O, Coselli JS, Price MD, Simpson KH, et al
    Elective primary aortic root replacement with and without hemiarch repair in patients with no previous cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31483.
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  86. LODGE AJ
    Kicking the habit of routine preoperative laboratory testing in children undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)31460.
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  87. YONEYAMA F, Matsubara M, Sakamoto H, Hiramatsu Y, et al
    Interventricular septal hematoma associated with congenital heart surgery: A case report and literature review.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)31446.
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  88. LOESCH A, Dashwood MR
    Three arteries versus the saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass graft: Why use a damaged graft to repair a damaged heart?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1460-1462.
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    October 2016
  89. DATE H, Aoyama A, Hijiya K, Motoyama H, et al
    Outcomes of various transplant procedures (single, sparing, inverted) in living-donor lobar lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(16)31392.
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  90. GAYNOR JW, Pasquali SK, Ohye RG, Spray TL, et al
    Potential benefits and consequences of public reporting of pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31425.
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  91. SPRATT JR, Podgaetz E, Loor G, Shumway SJ, et al
    Endobronchial valve therapy for a refractory air leak after lung transplantation in a patient with multiple connective tissue disorders.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31390.
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  92. GUPTA P, Wilcox A, Noel TR, Gossett JM, et al
    Characterizing cardiac arrest in children undergoing cardiac surgery: A single-center study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31387.
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  93. ATTAAR A, Winger DG, Luketich JD, Schuchert MJ, et al
    A clinical prediction model for prolonged air leak after pulmonary resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31278.
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  94. KIM LK, Looser P, Feldman DN
    Peri- and postoperative care after coronary artery bypass grafting in low versus high volume centers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1205.
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  95. DELL'AQUILA AM, van den Heuvel I, Ellger B
    Outcome benefits after coronary artery bypass graft in low- versus high-volume centers: Is it all about the surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1204.
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    September 2016
  96. SOUCY KG, Koenig SC, Slaughter MS
    Intra-aortic balloon pumps and continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: Don't let balloon pumps overstay their welcome.
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  97. ENGELMAN DT
    Surgical economics: MACRA, MIPS, and bundles-Lessons learned in the first 3 years of a coronary artery bypass grafting alternative payment model.
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  98. MAGRUDER JT, Crawford TC, Harness HL, Grimm JC, et al
    A pilot goal-directed perfusion initiative is associated with less acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery.
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  99. BANERJEE D, Choi C, Ha R
    Intra-aortic balloon pump therapy negatively affects flow through a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.
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  100. PULIDO JN
    Prediction of prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery: An imperfect crystal ball.
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  101. MYERS PO
    Preserving the V-engine shape of the left ventricle with Melody mitral valve replacement in small children.
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    August 2016
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  103. CHAI PJ
    Evaluating the stented bovine jugular vein graft valve (Melody) for mitral valve replacement: New echocardiographic criteria to evaluate novel techniques.
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  104. HERMSEN JL, Burke TM, Seslar SP, Owens DS, et al
    Scan, plan, print, practice, perform: Development and use of a patient-specific 3-dimensional printed model in adult cardiac surgery.
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  105. NOISEUX N, Mansour S, Weisel R, Stevens LM, et al
    The IMPACT-CABG trial: A multicenter, randomized clinical trial of CD133+ stem cell therapy during coronary artery bypass grafting for ischemic cardiomyopathy.
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  106. SABIK JF 3RD
    Why coronary artery bypass grafting remains the standard of care for patients with complex, multivessel coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)30889.
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  107. ANTUNES MJ
    How long and what does it take for physical and emotional recovery after heart surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 4. pii: S0022-5223(16)30871.
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  108. BURKHART HM
    Long-term follow-up is mandatory for hybrid approaches to complex congenital heart surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:642.
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  109. OZYUKSEL A, Cetin E
    Patent foramen ovale is not a benign pathology in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass: A word of caution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:640-1.
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    July 2016
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    Extending indications for minimally invasive esophagectomy to pediatric patients: The same operation...just smaller?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30857.
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  111. LAWTON JS
    Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Do it often, do it well, and do it completely-or don't do it at all.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 9. pii: S0022-5223(16)30702.
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  112. ROMANO JC
    Stimulus for change: Result of standardization of antimicrobial prophylaxis duration in pediatric cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 5. pii: S0022-5223(16)30683.
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  113. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS PV
    Prediction of severe acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiac surgery with the use of novel biomarkers: A new trend in clinical research and risk stratification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:187-8.
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  114. DE MELO BEZERRA CAVALCANTE CT, Castelo Branco KM, Pinto Junior VC, Meneses GC, et al
    Syndecan-1 improves severe acute kidney injury prediction after pediatric cardiac surgery.
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  115. LEHR EJ
    Blazing the trail for robot-assisted cardiac surgery.
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  116. RODRIGUEZ E, Nifong LW, Bonatti J, Casula R, et al
    Pathway for surgeons and programs to establish and maintain a successful robot-assisted adult cardiac surgery program.
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  117. FISCHLEIN T, Dell'Aquila AM, Santarpino G
    Technical changes in the implant of sutureless aortic valves: The sense of being pioneers.
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  118. ROBBINS J, Gelfand E
    In Memoriam: Robert L. Berger, 1930-2016.
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  119. MOSCA RS
    Cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia, confocal inspection...?
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  120. BRADLEY SM
    The Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial: The data goes public.
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  121. MAH DY, Cheng H, Alexander ME, Sleeper L, et al
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  122. MAGRUDER JT, Young A, Grimm JC, Conte JV, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: Does graft configuration affect outcome?
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  123. ONAITIS MW, Salama J
    Surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer: Can we achieve equipoise?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1-2.
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  124. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Using bilateral internal thoracic arteries-just do it.
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  125. BENEDETTO U, Altman DG, Gerry S, Gray A, et al
    Pedicled and skeletonized single and bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts and the incidence of sternal wound complications: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:270-6.
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  126. WALSH GL
    Pancreatic cancer patients and thoracic surgeons: Could/should their clinic templates ever overlap?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:83-4.
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  127. WALKER JD
    Management of sternal complications: Adding to the armamentarium.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:269.
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  128. KANNAN RY
    The internal mammary artery perforator flap and its subtypes in the reconstruction of median sternotomy wounds.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:264-8.
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  129. ANDERSEN ND
    Certification in cardiothoracic surgical critical care: A distinction for some or for all?
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  130. YANO M, Moriyama S, Haneda H, Nakanishi R, et al
    Thymectomy using the subxiphoid approach.
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  131. GAFFEY AC, Doll SL, Thomasson AM, Venkataraman C, et al
    Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection.
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  132. Discussion.
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  133. SHERIF HM
    Cardiothoracic surgical critical care certification: A future of distinction.
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    June 2016
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    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with actively treated diabetes and multivessel coronary disease.
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  135. MAZZEFFI MA, Sanchez PG, Herr D, Krause E, et al
    Outcomes of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory cardiac arrest in adult cardiac surgery patients.
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  136. MAJORS J, Zhuge Y, Eubanks JW 3rd, Weksler B, et al
    Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a 6-year-old girl for the sequelae of corrosive esophagitis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)30565.
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  137. VON HEYMANN C, Kaufner L, Sander M, Spies C, et al
    Does the severity of preoperative anemia or blood transfusion have a stronger impact on long-term survival after cardiac surgery?
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  138. ALSOUFI B
    Is there a limit to how far we should push the envelope in pediatric cardiac surgery?
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  139. Discussion.
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  140. VALLABHAJOSYULA P, Kramer M, Lazar S, McCarthy F, et al
    Lower-extremity complications with femoral extracorporeal life support.
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  141. GLAUBER M, Lio A, Miceli A
    Sutureless technology for aortic valve replacement: Looking beyond crossclamp time.
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  142. BOTT MJ, Patel AP, Verma V, Crabtree TD, et al
    Patterns of care in hilar node-positive (N1) non-small cell lung cancer: A missed treatment opportunity?
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  143. WINGER DG, Nason KS
    Propensity-score analysis in thoracic surgery: When, why, and an introduction to how.
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  144. TRUSTY PM, Restrepo M, Kanter KR, Yoganathan AP, et al
    A pulsatile hemodynamic evaluation of the commercially available bifurcated Y-graft Fontan modification and comparison with the lateral tunnel and extracardiac conduits.
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  145. OKAMOTO Y, Yamamoto K, Asami F, Kimura M, et al
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  146. FRASER CD
    Becoming a congenital heart surgeon in the current era: Realistic expectations.
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  147. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS PV
    A proposed modification of the arterial switch operation: When better may not be the enemy of good.
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  148. KAZA AK
    Techniques to aid pulmonary valve preservation during repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1759.
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  149. NAKAJIMA T, Tachibana K, Takagi N, Ito T, et al
    Histomorphologic superiority of internal thoracic arteries over right gastroepiploic arteries for coronary bypass.
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  150. VIDA VL, Zucchetta F, Stellin G
    Pulmonary valve-sparing techniques during repair of tetralogy of Fallot: The delamination plasty.
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  151. SUGIMOTO M, Saiki H, Tamai A, Seki M, et al
    Ventricular fibrogenesis activity assessed by serum levels of procollagen type III N-terminal amino peptide during the staged Fontan procedure.
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  152. SHAPIRA OM, Sahar G, Raanani E
    Cardiothoracic surgery training in Israel: A critical look at the past, aiming for a better future.
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  153. AYDIN SI, Duffy M, Rodriguez D, Rycus PT, et al
    Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with single-ventricle anatomy: A registry report.
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  154. BLACK MC, Slaughter MS
    Proactive or reactive? Best approach to limb ischemia in peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal life support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1745-6.
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  155. WHITSON BA, Lima B
    Surgery for acquired cardiac disease: An evolving paradigm with a promising future.
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  156. OKEREKE IC, Cassivi SD, Moon MR
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Joel D. Cooper.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1440-3.
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  157. KLAPPER JA
    The necessity of self-promotion: A key component to early practice building.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1462-4.
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  158. SHAO W, Shen J, Ying W, He J, et al
    Mediastinoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction under spontaneous-breathing anesthesia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e105-7.
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  159. AL-RADI OO
    Aortic ring autograft for reconstruction of the neo-pulmonary root in the arterial switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e89-91.
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    May 2016
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    Impact of standardization of antimicrobial prophylaxis duration in pediatric cardiac surgery.
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  161. NAMACHIVAYAM SP, d'Udekem Y, Millar J, Cheung MM, et al
    Survival status and functional outcome of children who required prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery.
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  162. LIBERMAN L, Silver ES, Chai PJ, Anderson BR, et al
    Incidence and characteristics of heart block after heart surgery in pediatric patients: A multicenter study.
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  163. MAMOUN NF, Lin P, Zimmerman NM, Mascha EJ, et al
    Intravenous acetaminophen analgesia after cardiac surgery: A randomized, blinded, controlled superiority trial.
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  164. SHAH PR, Butterworth JF 4th
    Adverse outcomes from reoperation after cardiac surgery: There's more to it than blood.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(16)30293.
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  165. DAVIES RR
    Perventricular repair of ventricular septal defects: Specific techniques have specific risks.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e87-8.
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  166. DEB S, Fremes SE
    An arterial faceoff classic: The "T off" between the right internal thoracic and radial arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1320-2.
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  167. WILLIAMS MR, Koeckert MS, Grossi EA
    Rethinking the gold standard for correction of paravalvular leak.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1267-8.
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  168. ALSOUFI B, McCracken C, Schlosser B, Sachdeva R, et al
    Outcomes of multistage palliation of infants with functional single ventricle and heterotaxy syndrome.
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  169. HANSEN JH, Rotermann I, Logoteta J, Jung O, et al
    Neurodevelopmental outcome in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Impact of perioperative cerebral tissue oxygenation of the Norwood procedure.
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  170. KUMAR TK, Knott-Craig CJ
    Rare life-threatening complication of device closure of ventricular septal defect in a child.
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  171. POWER JA, Thompson DV, Rayarao G, Doyle M, et al
    Cardiac magnetic resonance radiofrequency tissue tagging for diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis: A proof of concept study.
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  172. PEVNI D, Mohr R, Paz Y, Kramer A, et al
    Long-term outcome of revascularization with composite T-grafts: Is bilateral mammary grafting better than single mammary and radial artery grafting?
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  173. BOUHOUT I, Mazine A, Ghoneim A, Millan X, et al
    Long-term results after surgical treatment of paravalvular leak in the aortic and mitral position.
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    April 2016
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    Atrial arrhythmias after lung transplantation: Incidence and risk factors in 652 lung transplant recipients.
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  175. GARCIA GIGORRO R, Renes Carreno E, Mayordomo S, Marin H, et al
    Evaluation of right ventricular function after cardiac surgery: The importance of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and right ventricular ejection fraction.
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  176. BALZER F, von Heymann C, Boyle EM, Wernecke KD, et al
    Impact of retained blood requiring reintervention on outcomes after cardiac surgery.
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  177. LOCKER C, Schaff HV, Daly RC, Dearani JA, et al
    Multiple arterial grafts improve survival with coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting compared with percutaneous coronary interventions.
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  178. LANCKOHR C, Horn D, Voeller S, Hempel G, et al
    Pharmacokinetic characteristics and microbiologic appropriateness of cefazolin for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in elective cardiac surgery.
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  179. ROSEN JE, Salazar MC, Wang Z, Yu JB, et al
    Lobectomy versus stereotactic body radiotherapy in healthy patients with stage I lung cancer.
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  180. FINLEY C
    The effect of surgeon volume on procedure selection in non-small cell lung cancer surgeries.
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  181. BACIWEICZ FA JR
    Surgeon volume and procedure selection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1218-9.
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  182. MOKADAM NA
    The evidence is suspect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1216.
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  183. ALMASSI GH, Shroyer AL, Bakaeen FG
    A victory for all Halstedians: Evidence supporting cardiac surgical residents training.
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  184. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Nelson TJ
    Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: What's next?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:909-10.
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  185. MCCARTHY PM
    A new approach: Ischemic mitral regurgitation guidelines by and for surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:957-8.
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  186. KRON IL, Acker MA, Adams DH, Ailawadi G, et al
    2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
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  187. BLOSSIER JD, Bouchard D, Michler RE, Perrault LP, et al
    Identifying patients who benefit from restrictive annuloplasty in ischemic mitral regurgitation: An elusive yet essential quest! Toward a patient-tailored approach.
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  188. DEVANEY EJ
    The total artificial heart in pediatrics: Expanding the repertoire.
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  189. SVENSSON LG, Gillinov AM, Weisel RD, Keshavjee S, et al
    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Reasons and purpose.
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  190. Discussion.
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  191. Discussion.
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  192. MAXIMUS S, Milliken JC, Danielsen B, Khan J, et al
    Defining operative mortality: Impact on outcome reporting.
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  193. DECAMPLI WM
    Benchtop hemodynamic studies of transcatheter valves: Has the horse come after the cart?
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  194. ODELL DD
    The view from the other side of the table: Beginning a practice in academic thoracic surgery.
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  195. RAJA S, Blackstone EH, Murthy SC
    Caught between a rock and a hard place: Venous thromboembolism screening in high-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1000-1.
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  196. BOYD JH
    FFR 4 CABG: More than a vanity plate.
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  197. DAVID EA, Nasir BS
    Transition to practice, lessons learned: Academic general thoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:920-4.
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  198. KURLANSKY P
    Preoperative PFTs: The answer is blowing in the wind.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:918-9.
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  199. TREASURE T, Nashef S
    The perils of the body count.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1110-1.
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  200. SAKO EY
    Will the leaking stop?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1043.
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  201. Discussion.
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  202. Discussion.
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  203. FERNANDEZ FG
    Too big, too small, or just right.
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  204. FERNANDEZ FG
    Postoperative atrial arrhythmias: Where do we go from here?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:990-1.
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  205. GIAMBRONE GP, Wu X, Gaber-Baylis LK, Bhat AU, et al
    Incidence and implications of postoperative supraventricular tachycardia after pulmonary lobectomy.
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  206. STANSFIELD WE
    Multidisciplinary risk assessment and treatment: The evolution of triage.
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  207. LEE M, Rao V
    Historical Perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Fredrick G. Kergin, MD (1907-1974).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:903-5.
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  208. JASSAR AS, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE, Gutsche J, et al
    Direct innominate artery cannulation: An alternate technique for antegrade cerebral perfusion during aortic hemiarch reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1073-8.
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  209. KONHEIM JA, Kon ZN, Pasrija C, Luo Q, et al
    Predictive equations for lung volumes from computed tomography for size matching in pulmonary transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1163-9.
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  210. AGZARIAN J, Hanna WC, Schneider L, Schieman C, et al
    Postdischarge venous thromboembolic complications following pulmonary oncologic resection: An underdetected problem.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:992-9.
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  211. SI MS, Pagani FD, Haft JW
    Use of the total artificial heart as a bridge to transplant in a 13-year-old with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e71-3.
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  212. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1143-4.
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  213. IVANOV A, Yossef J, Tailon J, Worku BM, et al
    Do pulmonary function tests improve risk stratification before cardiothoracic surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1183-9.
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  214. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1121-3.
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  215. YEREBAKAN C, Valeske K, Elmontaser H, Yoruker U, et al
    Hybrid therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Myth, alternative, or standard?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1112-21.
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  216. KIM DS, Kim JH, Burt AA, Crosslin DR, et al
    Burden of potentially pathologic copy number variants is higher in children with isolated congenital heart disease and significantly impairs covariate-adjusted transplant-free survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1147-51.
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  217. CRESTANELLO JA
    What's in a word?: The importance of data to support a precise definition.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1189-90.
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  218. HU S, Feng W
    The sooner the better?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e63-4.
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  219. MOSCA RS
    Hybrid therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Myth, alternative, or standard--neither Minotaur nor Midas.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1123-5.
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  220. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1022-3.
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  221. BORRHOMEE S, Lenoir M, Gouton M, Fadel E, et al
    Syncope caused by right ventricular obstruction by pectus excavatum.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e67-9.
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  222. LEE TM, Bacha EA
    Copy number variants in congenital heart disease: A new risk factor impacting outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1152-3.
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    March 2016
  223. GLEASON TG, Schindler JT, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, et al
    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 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00433.
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  224. DAVID TE
    Mitral valve repair: Is the cheese factory moving?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)00399.
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  225. BARILI F, Seccareccia F, Parolari A
    OPCAB versus conventional CABG: What we learn today will help addressing the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:894-5.
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  226. LEE R
    Missing the forest for the trees.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:894.
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  227. YILDIRIM V, Ozkan G, Doganci S
    Cardioprotective effect of propofol cannot be extrapolated from the placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:891.
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  228. NAUNHEIM KS
    The evolution of surgical mentorship, or 10 pounds of potatoes in a 5-pound bag.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:645-6.
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  229. BACKER CL, Jacobs ML
    Fontan at 40: Midlife crisis?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:621-2.
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  230. NGUYEN TC
    Maintaining (not just achieving) optimal patient outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:655-6.
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  231. CHIKWE J
    Niche generation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:640-1.
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  232. HALLER C, Coles JG
    The missing piece of the puzzle?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e53-4.
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  233. CONTE JV
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Floyd D. Loop (1936-2015).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:607-9.
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  234. DECAMPLI WM
    Tetralogy of Fallot and the rubber heart model: Does the rubber meet the road?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:695-6.
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  235. TSAI PI, Helsel BS
    How to build effective mentor-mentee relationships: Role of the mentee.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:642-4.
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  236. TANG D, Yang C, del Nido PJ, Zuo H, et al
    Mechanical stress is associated with right ventricular response to pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:687-94.
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  237. RAVISHANKAR C, Gerstenberger E, Sleeper LA, Atz AM, et al
    Factors affecting Fontan length of stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:669-75.
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  238. HALLER C
    Taking care all along the way.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:685-6.
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  239. KUTTY SS, Zhang M, Danford DA, Hasan R, et al
    Hepatic stiffness in the bidirectional cavopulmonary circulation: The Liver Adult-Pediatric-Congenital-Heart-Disease Dysfunction Study group.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:678-84.
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  240. JAQUISS RD
    The Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial: The gift that keeps on giving.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:676-7.
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  241. MOSCA RS
    Pulmonary valve replacement after repair of tetralogy of Fallot: Evolving strategies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:623-5.
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  242. KIM S, Idowu O, Palmer B, Lee SH, et al
    Use of transthoracic cryoanalgesia during the Nuss procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:887-8.
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  243. FUKUHARA S, Takeda K, Polanco AR, Takayama H, et al
    Prolonged continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support and posttransplantation outcomes: A new challenge.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:872-80.
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  244. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:750-1.
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  245. PAKNIKAR R, Friedman J, Cron D, Deeb GM, et al
    Psoas muscle size as a frailty measure for open and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:745-51.
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  246. WANG X, Berry MF
    Risk calculators are useful but....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:706-7.
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  247. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:771-4.
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  248. SVENSSON LG, Pillai ST, Rajeswaran J, Desai MY, et al
    Long-term survival, valve durability, and reoperation for 4 aortic root procedures combined with ascending aorta replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:764-71.
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  249. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:822-3.
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  250. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:868-9.
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  251. HIRATZKA LF, O'Keefe KL
    Mom or Dad.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:752-3.
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  252. GROCOTT HP
    Delirium after aortic replacement: A transvalvular approach is no panacea.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:823-4.
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  253. GIRARDI LN
    Getting in the zone.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:775-6.
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  254. MUNIAPPAN A
    Ischemia reperfusion induced acute lung injury: Using everything and the kitchen sink.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:870-1.
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  255. ANDERSEN ND
    Active clearance technology to maintain chest tube patency: Practical, innovative, unproven.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:839-40.
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  256. SANCHETI M
    Freeze the pain away: The role of cryoanalgesia during a Nuss procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:889-90.
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  257. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:724.
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  258. GINSBURG ME, Thomashow BM, Bulman WA, Jellen PA, et al
    The safety, efficacy, and durability of lung-volume reduction surgery: A 10-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:717-24.
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  259. BROWN LM
    "Moving right along" after lung resection, but the data suggest "not so fast".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:715-6.
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  260. MEHAFFEY JH, Kron IL
    How much is enough to warrant prophylactic tricuspid repair?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:796-7.
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  261. CERFOLIO RJ
    Hey, pulmonologists and family doctors, please read me and see the data--It is a brave new world.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:725.
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  262. PICCARDO A, Blossier JD, Le Guyader A, Orsel I, et al
    Fate of aortic bioprostheses: An 18-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:754-61.
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  263. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:741-2.
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  264. DE VARENNES B, Lachapelle K, Cecere R, Szczepkowski I, et al
    North American single-center experience with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:735-42.
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  265. SIRCH J, Ledwon M, Puski T, Boyle EM, et al
    Active clearance of chest drainage catheters reduces retained blood.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:832-8.
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  266. MALTAIS S
    Damned if you do or damned if you don't: Should heart allocation policy change for patients receiving prolonged durable mechanical support?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:881-2.
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  267. GLEASON TG
    The sutureless valve redux: Innovation or hype?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:743-4.
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  268. FIORE JF JR, Bejjani J, Conrad K, Niculiseanu P, et al
    Systematic review of the influence of enhanced recovery pathways in elective lung resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:708-15.
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    February 2016
  269. ROCCO G, Nason K, Brunelli A, Varela G, et al
    Management of stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer: A transatlantic perspective.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 27. pii: S0022-5223(16)00185.
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  270. OGAWA T, Onoe M, Moriwaki S, Shioji K, et al
    Aortic valve replacement with a 17-mm mechanical prosthesis in octogenarian or older patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00301.
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  271. RAANANI E
    Can the art of mitral valve repair become completely standardized?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00199.
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  272. PIERCE EL, Gentile J, Siefert AW, Gorman RC, et al
    Real-time recording of annuloplasty suture dehiscence reveals a potential mechanism for dehiscence cascade.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00208.
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  273. WANG W
    Considerations for the success of topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:600-1.
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  274. BEAU J, Kulik A
    Topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation: Need for further study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:600.
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  275. DINGA MADOU I, Callender GG, Kim AW
    Something old, something new: Marrying 2 approaches to resect an ectopic parathyroid adenoma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e33-4.
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  276. WAGNER FM, Reichenspurner H
    Ex vivo lung perfusion: The magic bullet to cure sick donor lungs?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:547-8.
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  277. HAN J, Takeda K, Takayama H, Kurlansky PA, et al
    Durability and clinical impact of tricuspid valve procedures in patients receiving a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:520-527.
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  278. WALTHER RE, Weisel RD
    Journal changes and initiatives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:328-9.
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  279. DARK JH
    What's new in pulmonary transplantation: Finding the right lung for every patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:315-6.
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  280. GLEASON T, LeMaire SA, Martens A, Chen EP, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:336-8.
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  281. DEWEY T, Whitman G
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:585-6.
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  282. EMANI S, Brown J
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:439-41.
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  283. MERY CM, Guzman-Pruneda FA, De Leon LE, Zhang W, et al
    Risk factors for development of endocarditis and reintervention in patients undergoing right ventricle to pulmonary artery valved conduit placement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:432-9.
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  284. SUNDT TM
    Decisions, decisions: Chocolate, vanilla, or something else?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:339-40.
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  285. LEVIN AP, Jaramillo N, Garan AR, Takeda K, et al
    Outcomes of contemporary mechanical circulatory support device configurations in patients with severe biventricular failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:530-5.
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  286. GALANTOWICZ M, Yates AR
    Improved outcomes with the comprehensive stage 2 procedure after an initial hybrid stage 1.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:424-9.
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  287. MOFFATT-BRUCE S, Bacchetta M, Cypel M
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:566-7.
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  288. FLORES RM
    The mesothelioma surgery shift.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:485-6.
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  289. RICE D, Sugarbaker D, Flores R, Harpole D, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:473-5.
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  290. DE PERROT M, Feld R, Leighl NB, Hope A, et al
    Accelerated hemithoracic radiation followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:468-73.
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  291. FLORES RM
    Pleurectomy decortication for mesothelioma: The procedure of choice when possible.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:310-2.
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  292. LIN J
    Something borrowed, something blue: A gift for the bride with everything, including an ectopic parathyroid adenoma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e35-6.
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  293. WHITSON BA
    The devil is in the details.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:320-1.
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  294. BATIREL HF, Metintas M, Caglar HB, Ak G, et al
    Adoption of pleurectomy and decortication for malignant mesothelioma leads to similar survival as extrapleural pneumonectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:478-84.
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  295. MELVAN JN, Halkos ME
    Multidisciplinary motion economy in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:319-20.
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  296. ALSOUFI B
    Right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduits: Do we really have an option?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:442-3.
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  297. MOFFATT-BRUCE SD
    Is complex concomitant surgery justified or does it simply support guard rails?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:568-9.
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  298. GANDHI SK
    Hybridizing the hybrid procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:430-1.
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  299. KURLANSKY P
    Preoperative carotid ultrasound through the looking glass: Curiouser and curiouser!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:410-1.
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  300. RUSCH VW, Rimner A, Adusumilli PS
    SMART or simply bold?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:476-7.
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  301. HAFT JW
    Going the distance with success: An attempted argument that less is not always more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:528-9.
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  302. MACGILLIVRAY TE, Sundt T, Almassi GH, Pomar JL, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:408-9.
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  303. BERNAL JM, Mestres CA
    Epicardial adipose hypertrophy: The Phantom of the Opera.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e31-2.
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  304. ANDROPOULOS DB, Fraser CD Jr
    Antithrombin levels during pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass: Key to changing a decades-old paradigm for anticoagulation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:305-6.
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  305. MANLHIOT C, Gruenwald CE, Holtby HM, Brandao LR, et al
    Challenges with heparin-based anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass in children: Impact of low antithrombin activity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:444-50.
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  306. VASSILEVA CM
    Minimally invasive mitral repair: The cost is the same, but what is the price?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:389-90.
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  307. WELKE KF
    How much will the data allow us to know?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:466-7.
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  308. TREASURE T
    What is the best approach for surgery of malignant pleural mesothelioma? It is to put our efforts into obtaining trustworthy evidence for practice.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:307-9.
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  309. COSELLI JS
    It's time to get to the root of things.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:291-3.
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  310. DEANDA A JR, Lawton JS
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: William Elias Adams, MD (May 1, 1902-November 25, 1973).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:287-90.
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  311. MOSHKOVITZ Y, Raanani E
    The art of saphenous vein grafting and patency maintenance.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:300-2.
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  312. HANNA JM, Keenan JE, Wang H, Andersen ND, et al
    Use of human fibrinogen concentrate during proximal aortic reconstruction with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:376-82.
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  313. SMAIL H, Baciu A, Dacher JN, Litzler PY, et al
    Surgical resection of circumferential epicardial adipose tissue hypertrophy: Case report and systematic review of the literature.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e27-30.
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  314. KRUPNICK A, Cypel M, Keshavjee S
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:546.
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  315. WAGNER CE, Pope NH, Charles EJ, Huerter ME, et al
    Ex vivo lung perfusion with adenosine A2A receptor agonist allows prolonged cold preservation of lungs donated after cardiac death.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:538-45.
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    January 2016
  316. KIM JB, Ejiofor JI, Yammine M, Camuso JM, et al
    Are homografts superior to conventional prosthetic valves in the setting of infective endocarditis involving the aortic valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)00171.
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  317. ANTUNES MJ
    Pulmonary hypertension in valve disease: A beast of the past?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00165.
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  318. BROTHERS JA, Kim TS, Fogel MA, Whitehead KK, et al
    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging characterizes stenosis, perfusion, and fibrosis preoperatively and postoperatively in children with anomalous coronary arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)00039.
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  319. MELBY SJ
    Searching for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery that can compete with a transcatheter approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)00031.
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  320. D'ONOFRIO A, Salizzoni S, Rubino AS, Besola L, et al
    The rise of new technologies for aortic valve stenosis: A comparison of sutureless and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(15)02347.
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  321. WINTERS A, Forcillo J, Thourani VH
    Robotic transcatheter aortic valve replacement with magnetic resonance imaging is feasible in animal models, but is it feasible in patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(16)00010.
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  322. PAPARELLA D, Di Mauro M, Worms KB, Bolotin G, et al
    Antiplatelet versus oral anticoagulant therapy as antithrombotic prophylaxis after mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 5. pii: S0022-5223(15)02530.
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    December 2015
  323. YANG CJ, Kumar A, Gulack BC, Mulvihill MS, et al
    Long-term outcomes after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer when unsuspected pN2 disease is found: A National Cancer Data Base analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 21. pii: S0022-5223(15)02522.
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  324. DOENST T, Schulze PC
    The "minimalist approach" for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Should we land at an airport without a fire department?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 15. pii: S0022-5223(15)02394.
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  325. CONTE J
    Magnetic resonance imaging is the future of transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation ... and always will be.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02379.
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  326. BASMADJIAN L, Basmadjian AJ, Stevens LM, Mongeon FP, et al
    Early results of extra-aortic annuloplasty ring implantation on aortic annular dimensions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02402.
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  327. TSAI FC, Chang GJ, Hsu YJ, Lin YM, et al
    Proinflammatory gene expression in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery and maze ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02378.
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    November 2015
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    October 2015
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    September 2015
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    Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy.
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    August 2015
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    The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator does not adequately stratify risk for patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer.
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