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    May 2017
  1. 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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    February 2017
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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
  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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
  38. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31164.
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  39. ENGELMAN DT
    Surgical economics: MACRA, MIPS, and bundles-Lessons learned in the first 3 years of a coronary artery bypass grafting alternative payment model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31170.
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  40. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31132.
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  41. BANERJEE D, Choi C, Ha R
    Intra-aortic balloon pump therapy negatively affects flow through a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(16)31125.
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  42. PULIDO JN
    Prediction of prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery: An imperfect crystal ball.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31122.
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  43. MYERS PO
    Preserving the V-engine shape of the left ventricle with Melody mitral valve replacement in small children.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31120.
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    August 2016
  44. SHARMA V, Rao V, Manlhiot C, Boruvka A, et al
    A derived and validated score to predict prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)31039.
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  45. CHAI PJ
    Evaluating the stented bovine jugular vein graft valve (Melody) for mitral valve replacement: New echocardiographic criteria to evaluate novel techniques.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31064.
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  46. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 20. pii: S0022-5223(16)30937.
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  47. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)30914.
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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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
  52. SARKARIA IN
    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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:178-186.
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  57. LEHR EJ
    Blazing the trail for robot-assisted cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:14-7.
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  58. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:9-13.
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  59. FISCHLEIN T, Dell'Aquila AM, Santarpino G
    Technical changes in the implant of sutureless aortic valves: The sense of being pioneers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:288.
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  60. ROBBINS J, Gelfand E
    In Memoriam: Robert L. Berger, 1930-2016.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:287-8.
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  61. MOSCA RS
    Cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia, confocal inspection...?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:203-4.
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  62. BRADLEY SM
    The Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial: The data goes public.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:195-6.
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  63. MAH DY, Cheng H, Alexander ME, Sleeper L, et al
    Heart block following stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:189-94.
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  64. MAGRUDER JT, Young A, Grimm JC, Conte JV, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: Does graft configuration affect outcome?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:120-7.
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  65. 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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  66. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Using bilateral internal thoracic arteries-just do it.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:128-30.
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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. WALKER JD
    Management of sternal complications: Adding to the armamentarium.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:269.
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  70. 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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  71. ANDERSEN ND
    Certification in cardiothoracic surgical critical care: A distinction for some or for all?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:37-8.
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  72. YANO M, Moriyama S, Haneda H, Nakanishi R, et al
    Thymectomy using the subxiphoid approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:278-9.
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  73. GAFFEY AC, Doll SL, Thomasson AM, Venkataraman C, et al
    Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:213-20.
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  74. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:218-20.
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  75. SHERIF HM
    Cardiothoracic surgical critical care certification: A future of distinction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:34-6.
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    June 2016
  76. BENEDETTO U, Caputo M, Vohra H, Davies A, et al
    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with actively treated diabetes and multivessel coronary disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)30668.
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  77. MAZZEFFI MA, Sanchez PG, Herr D, Krause E, et al
    Outcomes of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory cardiac arrest in adult cardiac surgery patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)30644.
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  78. 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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  79. 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?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)30564.
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  80. ALSOUFI B
    Is there a limit to how far we should push the envelope in pediatric cardiac surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 1. pii: S0022-5223(16)30484.
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  81. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1744.
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  82. VALLABHAJOSYULA P, Kramer M, Lazar S, McCarthy F, et al
    Lower-extremity complications with femoral extracorporeal life support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1738-44.
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  83. GLAUBER M, Lio A, Miceli A
    Sutureless technology for aortic valve replacement: Looking beyond crossclamp time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1637-8.
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  84. 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?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1549-1558.
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  85. WINGER DG, Nason KS
    Propensity-score analysis in thoracic surgery: When, why, and an introduction to how.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1484-7.
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  86. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1529-36.
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  87. OKAMOTO Y, Yamamoto K, Asami F, Kimura M, et al
    Early and midterm outcomes of triple patch technique for postinfarction ventricular septal defects.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1711-6.
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  88. FRASER CD
    Becoming a congenital heart surgeon in the current era: Realistic expectations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1496-7.
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  89. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS PV
    A proposed modification of the arterial switch operation: When better may not be the enemy of good.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e93-4.
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  90. 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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  91. NAKAJIMA T, Tachibana K, Takagi N, Ito T, et al
    Histomorphologic superiority of internal thoracic arteries over right gastroepiploic arteries for coronary bypass.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1704-8.
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  92. VIDA VL, Zucchetta F, Stellin G
    Pulmonary valve-sparing techniques during repair of tetralogy of Fallot: The delamination plasty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1757-8.
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  93. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1518-26.
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  94. SHAPIRA OM, Sahar G, Raanani E
    Cardiothoracic surgery training in Israel: A critical look at the past, aiming for a better future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1508-15.
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  95. AYDIN SI, Duffy M, Rodriguez D, Rycus PT, et al
    Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with single-ventricle anatomy: A registry report.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1730-6.
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  96. 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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  97. WHITSON BA, Lima B
    Surgery for acquired cardiac disease: An evolving paradigm with a promising future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1466-9.
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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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  101. 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
  102. BATH S, Lines J, Loeffler AM, Malhotra A, et al
    Impact of standardization of antimicrobial prophylaxis duration in pediatric cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(16)30312.
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  103. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(16)30310.
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    Incidence and characteristics of heart block after heart surgery in pediatric patients: A multicenter study.
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  105. 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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  106. SHAH PR, Butterworth JF 4th
    Adverse outcomes from reoperation after cardiac surgery: There's more to it than blood.
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  107. KILIC A, Ohkuma R, Grimm JC, Magruder JT, et al
    A novel score to estimate the risk of pneumonia after cardiac surgery.
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  108. DAVIES RR
    Perventricular repair of ventricular septal defects: Specific techniques have specific risks.
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  109. 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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  110. 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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  111. 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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  112. 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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  113. KUMAR TK, Knott-Craig CJ
    Rare life-threatening complication of device closure of ventricular septal defect in a child.
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  114. 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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    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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  116. 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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  118. 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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  119. 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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  120. 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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  121. 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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  122. 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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  123. FINLEY C
    The effect of surgeon volume on procedure selection in non-small cell lung cancer surgeries.
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  124. BACIWEICZ FA JR
    Surgeon volume and procedure selection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1218-9.
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  125. MOKADAM NA
    The evidence is suspect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1216.
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  126. ALMASSI GH, Shroyer AL, Bakaeen FG
    A victory for all Halstedians: Evidence supporting cardiac surgical residents training.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1215-6.
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  127. 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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  128. 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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  129. KRON IL, Acker MA, Adams DH, Ailawadi G, et al
    2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:940-56.
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  130. 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.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:906-8.
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  131. DEVANEY EJ
    The total artificial heart in pediatrics: Expanding the repertoire.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e73-4.
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  132. 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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  133. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1107-10.
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  134. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1039-42.
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  135. MAXIMUS S, Milliken JC, Danielsen B, Khan J, et al
    Defining operative mortality: Impact on outcome reporting.
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  136. DECAMPLI WM
    Benchtop hemodynamic studies of transcatheter valves: Has the horse come after the cart?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1060-1.
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  137. ODELL DD
    The view from the other side of the table: Beginning a practice in academic thoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:924-5.
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  138. 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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  139. BOYD JH
    FFR 4 CABG: More than a vanity plate.
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  140. 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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  141. KURLANSKY P
    Preoperative PFTs: The answer is blowing in the wind.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:918-9.
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  142. TREASURE T, Nashef S
    The perils of the body count.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1110-1.
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  143. SAKO EY
    Will the leaking stop?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1043.
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  144. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1179-80.
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  145. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:988-9.
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  146. FERNANDEZ FG
    Too big, too small, or just right.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1170.
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  147. FERNANDEZ FG
    Postoperative atrial arrhythmias: Where do we go from here?
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  148. 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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  149. STANSFIELD WE
    Multidisciplinary risk assessment and treatment: The evolution of triage.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e64-5.
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  150. 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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  151. 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.
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  152. KONHEIM JA, Kon ZN, Pasrija C, Luo Q, et al
    Predictive equations for lung volumes from computed tomography for size matching in pulmonary transplantation.
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  153. AGZARIAN J, Hanna WC, Schneider L, Schieman C, et al
    Postdischarge venous thromboembolic complications following pulmonary oncologic resection: An underdetected problem.
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  154. 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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  155. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1143-4.
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  156. IVANOV A, Yossef J, Tailon J, Worku BM, et al
    Do pulmonary function tests improve risk stratification before cardiothoracic surgery?
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  157. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1121-3.
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  158. YEREBAKAN C, Valeske K, Elmontaser H, Yoruker U, et al
    Hybrid therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Myth, alternative, or standard?
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  159. 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.
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  160. 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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  161. HU S, Feng W
    The sooner the better?
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  162. MOSCA RS
    Hybrid therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Myth, alternative, or standard--neither Minotaur nor Midas.
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  163. Discussion.
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  164. BORRHOMEE S, Lenoir M, Gouton M, Fadel E, et al
    Syncope caused by right ventricular obstruction by pectus excavatum.
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  165. LEE TM, Bacha EA
    Copy number variants in congenital heart disease: A new risk factor impacting outcomes?
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    March 2016
  166. PALAZUELOS J, Clares Monton P, Rubio Alonso M
    Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is not always related to coronary angiography timing.
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  167. BOZINOVSKI J, Caton BW
    A benign patent foramen ovale in off-pump coronary artery bypass can suddenly take a right turn, but can it be tolerated?
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  168. DARDASHTI A, Nozohoor S, Algotsson L, Ederoth P, et al
    The predictive value of s-cystatin C for mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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  169. PRICE J, Galindez N, Peltz M
    Management of coronary sinus ostial atresia in a donor heart during cardiac transplantation.
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  170. KIM K, Joung KW, Ji SM, Kim JY, et al
    The effect of coronary angiography timing and use of cardiopulmonary bypass on acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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  171. 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.
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  172. PALAZUELOS J, Alonso MA, Monton PC
    Prognostic implications of baseline NT-proBNP before cardiac surgery.
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  173. 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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  174. FERGUSON TB JR
    Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: What we don't know.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:893-4.
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  175. 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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  176. LEE R
    Missing the forest for the trees.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:894.
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  177. 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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  178. 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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  179. BACKER CL, Jacobs ML
    Fontan at 40: Midlife crisis?
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  180. NGUYEN TC
    Maintaining (not just achieving) optimal patient outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:655-6.
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  181. CHIKWE J
    Niche generation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:640-1.
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  182. HALLER C, Coles JG
    The missing piece of the puzzle?
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  183. 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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  184. 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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  185. 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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  186. 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.
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  187. 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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  188. HALLER C
    Taking care all along the way.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:685-6.
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  189. 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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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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  194. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:750-1.
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  195. 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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  196. WANG X, Berry MF
    Risk calculators are useful but....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:706-7.
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  197. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:771-4.
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  198. 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.
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  199. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:822-3.
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  200. Discussion.
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  201. HIRATZKA LF, O'Keefe KL
    Mom or Dad.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:752-3.
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  202. GROCOTT HP
    Delirium after aortic replacement: A transvalvular approach is no panacea.
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  203. GIRARDI LN
    Getting in the zone.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:775-6.
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  204. 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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  205. 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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  206. 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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  207. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:724.
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  208. GINSBURG ME, Thomashow BM, Bulman WA, Jellen PA, et al
    The safety, efficacy, and durability of lung-volume reduction surgery: A 10-year experience.
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  209. 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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  210. 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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  211. 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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  212. PICCARDO A, Blossier JD, Le Guyader A, Orsel I, et al
    Fate of aortic bioprostheses: An 18-year experience.
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  213. Discussion.
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    North American single-center experience with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis.
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  215. SIRCH J, Ledwon M, Puski T, Boyle EM, et al
    Active clearance of chest drainage catheters reduces retained blood.
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  216. MALTAIS S
    Damned if you do or damned if you don't: Should heart allocation policy change for patients receiving prolonged durable mechanical support?
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  217. GLEASON TG
    The sutureless valve redux: Innovation or hype?
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  218. FIORE JF JR, Bejjani J, Conrad K, Niculiseanu P, et al
    Systematic review of the influence of enhanced recovery pathways in elective lung resection.
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    February 2016
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    Postoperative acute kidney injury defined by RIFLE criteria predicts early health outcome and long-term survival in patients undergoing redo coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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  220. BURATTO E, Shi WY, Konstantinov IE
    An intima affair adds to the dominion of the internal thoracic artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 27. pii: S0022-5223(16)00384.
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  221. ROCCO G, Nason K, Brunelli A, Varela G, et al
    Management of stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer: A transatlantic perspective.
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  222. ARORA RC, Rigatto C, Singal RK
    Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin to predict cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury: A holy grail or just another fancy cup?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00374.
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  223. KOGON B, Karamlou T, Baumgartner W, Merrill W, et al
    Congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training: A status update.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00304.
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  224. BELLEY-COTE EP, Parikh CR, Shortt CR, Coca SG, et al
    Association of cardiac biomarkers with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: A multicenter cohort study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00291.
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  225. 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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  226. SALERNO TA, Ferreira AC
    Is conventional coronary artery surgery being replaced by the hybrid approach?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 17. pii: S0022-5223(16)00242.
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  227. KIM LK, Looser P, Swaminathan RV, Minutello RM, et al
    Outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the United States based on hospital volume, 2007 to 2011.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 17. pii: S0022-5223(16)00248.
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  228. VALDIS M, Chu MW, Schlachta C, Kiaii B, et al
    Evaluation of robotic cardiac surgery simulation training: A randomized controlled trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)00234.
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  229. CHEN-YOSHIKAWA TF, Goda Y, Dong L, Date H, et al
    Separate pulmonary venous anastomoses using a left atrial appendage in a left single lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)00211.
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  230. SONG Z, Shen L, Zheng Z, Xu B, et al
    One-stop hybrid coronary revascularization versus off-pump coronary artery bypass in patients with diabetes mellitus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)00236.
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  231. DE GEUS HR, Ronco C, Haase M, Jacob L, et al
    The cardiac surgery-associated neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (CSA-NGAL) score: A potential tool to monitor acute tubular damage.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00189.
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  232. FORCILLO J, Sarin EL, Thourani VH
    Cardiac surgery is evolving, but far from dead.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00198.
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  233. CARRILLO SA, DiBardino DJ
    Transition to practice in pediatric cardiac surgery: Preparation, execution, and balance.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00204.
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  234. 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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  235. 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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  236. TABBUTT S
    Can multicenter registries determine the optimal timing of extubation after congenital heart surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:458-9.
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  237. 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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  238. 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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  239. 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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  240. 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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  241. 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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  242. WALTHER RE, Weisel RD
    Journal changes and initiatives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:328-9.
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  243. 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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  244. GLEASON T, LeMaire SA, Martens A, Chen EP, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:336-8.
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  245. DEWEY T, Whitman G
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:585-6.
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  246. EMANI S, Brown J
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:439-41.
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  247. 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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  248. SUNDT TM
    Decisions, decisions: Chocolate, vanilla, or something else?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:339-40.
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  249. 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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  250. 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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  251. MOFFATT-BRUCE S, Bacchetta M, Cypel M
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:566-7.
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  252. FLORES RM
    The mesothelioma surgery shift.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:485-6.
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  253. RICE D, Sugarbaker D, Flores R, Harpole D, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:473-5.
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  254. 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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  255. FLORES RM
    Pleurectomy decortication for mesothelioma: The procedure of choice when possible.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:310-2.
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  256. 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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  257. WHITSON BA
    The devil is in the details.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:320-1.
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  258. 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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  259. 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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  260. 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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  261. 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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  262. GANDHI SK
    Hybridizing the hybrid procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:430-1.
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  263. KURLANSKY P
    Preoperative carotid ultrasound through the looking glass: Curiouser and curiouser!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:410-1.
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  264. RUSCH VW, Rimner A, Adusumilli PS
    SMART or simply bold?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:476-7.
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  265. 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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  266. MACGILLIVRAY TE, Sundt T, Almassi GH, Pomar JL, et al
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:408-9.
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  267. BERNAL JM, Mestres CA
    Epicardial adipose hypertrophy: The Phantom of the Opera.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e31-2.
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  268. 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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  269. 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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  270. 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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  271. WELKE KF
    How much will the data allow us to know?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:466-7.
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  272. 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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  273. COSELLI JS
    It's time to get to the root of things.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:291-3.
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  274. 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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  275. 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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  276. 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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  277. 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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  278. KRUPNICK A, Cypel M, Keshavjee S
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:546.
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  279. 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
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    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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  281. D'AMICO TA
    "Early" thoracic duct ligation for chylothorax after esophagectomy means "now".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00175.
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  282. BRINKMANN S, Schroeder W, Junggeburth K, Gutschow CA, et al
    Incidence and management of chylothorax after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00169.
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  283. 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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  284. 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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  285. 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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  286. 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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  287. KINASCHUK K, Nagendran J
    Improving long-term survival by preventing early complications after lung transplantation: Can we prevent ripples by keeping pebbles out of the water?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(16)00007.
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  288. 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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  289. 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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  290. SOUZA D, Samano N
    Long-term patency versus leg wound healing in coronary artery bypass surgery: Surgical aspects of the no-touch harvesting technique.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:276.
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  291. KOPJAR T, Dashwood MR, Biocina B
    IS local wound infection rate more important than long-term graft patency in coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:275.
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  292. BERNAL JM, Mestres CA
    Mitral valve gradient after repair of degenerative regurgitation with restrictive annuloplasty: A conundrum of knowledge.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:110-1.
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  293. JOUAN J, Mele A, Florens E, Chatellier G, et al
    Conduction disorders after tricuspid annuloplasty with mitral valve surgery: Implications for earlier tricuspid intervention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:99-103.
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  294. PUSKAS JD, Yanagawa B, Taggart DP
    Off-pump, multiple arterial grafting with minimal aortic manipulation: Is it for everyone?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:4-6.
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  295. CHAI PJ
    Transplantation in children with failed palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: A good solution?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:176.
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  296. KRON IL, LaPar DJ, Horvath KA
    Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network: Evidence-based surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:28-9.
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  297. SMEDIRA NG
    Saying yes or saying no!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:243-4.
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  298. RUSCH VW
    Perioperative pharmacotherapy for lung resection: "Going for the gold"?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:18-9.
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  299. WEKSLER B
    Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:58-9.
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  300. LEUZZI G, Rocco G, Ruffini E, Sperduti I, et al
    Multimodality therapy for locally advanced thymomas: A propensity score-matched cohort study from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:47-57.
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  301. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:57.
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  302. JAQUISS RD
    Ventricular assistant in restrictive cardiomyopathy: Making the right connection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e15-6.
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  303. RUBENS F
    Meta-analysis of the messenger: The price of small trials diverting our attention from the real target.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:78-9.
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  304. SOUTHERLAND KW, D'Amico TA
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Dr David B. Skinner (1935-2003)--a surgeon and something more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1-3.
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    December 2015
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    Surgical team turnover and operative time: An evaluation of operating room efficiency during pulmonary resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(15)02534.
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  306. 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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  307. CASSELMAN F, Van der Merwe J, Ferrara A, Barbato E, et al
    The present day potential role of fractional flow reserve-guided coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(15)02515.
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  308. BJURSTEN H, Dardashti A, Bjork J, Wierup P, et al
    Transfusion of sex-mismatched and non-leukocyte-depleted red blood cells in cardiac surgery increases mortality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(15)02516.
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  309. 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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  310. D'CUNHA J
    Measure twice, cut once: Increasing the precision of size matching in lung transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02401.
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  311. KRUPNICK AS
    What are the indications for pectus excavatum repair at the time of congenital cardiac surgery: Separating theory from reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02404.
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  312. D'ANCONA G, Kische S, Ince H
    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with depressed left ventricular ejection fraction percentage: "If this is the best of all possible worlds, what then are the others?"
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02396.
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  313. HIESINGER W, Atluri P
    Hybrid coronary revascularization: Ready for prime time, but who should star?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02403.
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  314. MORITA M, Inoue H, Amano A
    Right-to-left shunt through patent foramen ovale during off-pump coronary artery bypass.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02399.
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  315. CONTE J
    Magnetic resonance imaging is the future of transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation ... and always will be.
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  316. BASMADJIAN L, Basmadjian AJ, Stevens LM, Mongeon FP, et al
    Early results of extra-aortic annuloplasty ring implantation on aortic annular dimensions.
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  317. 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.
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  318. CHAN EG, Bianco V 3rd, Richards T, Hayanga JW, et al
    The ripple effect of a complication in lung transplantation: Evidence for increased long-term survival risk.
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  319. SCHUBERT SA, Yarboro LT, Madala S, Ayunipudi K, et al
    Natural history of coexistent mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement.
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  320. AL-RADI OO
    Too much of a good thing? Could we be overdoing cerebral protection in neonatal cardiac surgery?
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  321. RODRIGUEZ M, Ruel M
    Enhanced freedom from prosthesis-patient mismatch with transcatheter aortic valve replacement: More to aortic regurgitation than meets the eye?
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  322. MILLER JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, et al
    Robot-assisted real-time magnetic resonance image-guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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  323. HONG J, Schaff HV, Ommen SR, Abel MD, et al
    Mitral stenosis and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: An unusual combination.
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  324. PAWLISZAK W, Kowalewski M, Anisimowicz L
    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Who benefits?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1666-8.
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  325. LAMY A
    Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: Et puis apres?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1629-30.
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  326. CASTELVECCHIO S, Parolari A, Menicanti L
    Ischemic mitral regurgitation: Repair the valve, reshape the ventricle, or both?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1666.
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  327. SCHMOKER J
    Multiple arterial grafting: The cost of an inconvenience.
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  328. TRANBAUGH RF, Lucido DJ, Dimitrova KR, Hoffman DM, et al
    Multiple arterial bypass grafting should be routine.
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  329. KIM AW
    Pioneers paying it forward.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1422-3.
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  330. FERRARIS VA
    "Lead from the front": Participative leadership.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1413-5.
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  331. ANTONOFF MB, Brown LM
    Work-life balance: The female cardiothoracic surgeon's perspective.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1416-21.
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  332. JOYCE DL
    Leading a team as new faculty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1410-2.
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  333. MOKADAM NA
    A victory for the Halsteadians?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1438-9.
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    Fit the operation to the patient, not the patient to the operation.
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  335. CONRADI L, Silaschi M, Seiffert M, Lubos E, et al
    Transcatheter valve-in-valve therapy using 6 different devices in 4 anatomic positions: Clinical outcomes and technical considerations.
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    Perturbation of the microvascular glycocalyx and perfusion in infants after cardiopulmonary bypass.
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  338. CHAMBERS DJ
    "Propofol cardioplegia" and myocardial protection: What's in a name!
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  339. ROGERS CA, Bryan AJ, Nash R, Suleiman MS, et al
    Propofol cardioplegia: A single-center, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial.
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  340. WILDER TJ, McCrindle BW, Phillips AB, Blackstone EH, et al
    Survival and right ventricular performance for matched children after stage-1 Norwood: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit.
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  341. TWEDDELL JS
    Where do we go now?
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  342. SHI WY, Hayward PA, Tatoulis J, Rosalion A, et al
    Are all forms of total arterial revascularization equal? A comparison of single versus bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting strategies.
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  343. JAQUISS RD
    Not so bad ... but not as good as we would like.
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  344. MEWHORT HE, Haller C, Caldarone C
    Management of retrograde aortic arch malperfusion after hybrid stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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  345. MCCOY CC, D'Amico TA
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Paul A. Ebert (1932-2009).
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    November 2015
  346. ARORA RC, Singal RK
    Severe hyperlactatemia after cardiac surgery: Sorting out the badness.
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  347. EVIN M, Guivier-Curien C, Rieu R, Rodes-Cabau J, et al
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  348. KATZ MG, Brandon-Warner E, Fargnoli AS, Williams RD, et al
    Mitigation of myocardial fibrosis by molecular cardiac surgery-mediated gene overexpression.
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  349. UEKI C, Miyata H, Motomura N, Sakaguchi G, et al
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  350. MILLER JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, et al
    Real-time magnetic resonance imaging-guided transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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  351. GREASON KL, Pochettino A, Sandhu GS, King KS, et al
    Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve insertion-related intraoperative morbidity: Implications of the minimalist approach.
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  352. VIRK SA, Bowman SR, Chan L, Bannon PG, et al
    Equivalent outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery performed by consultant versus trainee surgeons: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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  353. HASHIMOTO K, Kim H, Oishi H, Chen M, et al
    Annexin V homodimer protects against ischemia reperfusion-induced acute lung injury in lung transplantation.
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  354. MANIAR HS, Lindman BR, Escallier K, Avidan M, et al
    Delirium after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with increased mortality.
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  355. FORCILLO J, Babaliaros V, Thourani VH
    A very elegant transcatheter strategy for complicated mitral valve replacement associated with severe mitral annular calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(15)02213.
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  356. JAVADIKASGARI H, Roselli EE, Gillinov AM, Suri RM, et al
    Durability of internally stented pericardial aortic valves: Prosthesis size matters.
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  357. PROTOPAPAS AD
    Elastin deficiency in Williams syndrome may explain postoperative major adverse cardiac events.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1380.
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  358. HORNIK CP, Collins RT 2nd, Jaquiss RD, Jacobs JP, et al
    Combining clinical databases with genetic studies to help advance the causation model of congenital heart disease.
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  359. ARSALAN M, Squiers JJ, Walther T
    Preimplantation valvuloplasty in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: To BAV or not to BAV?
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  360. LEE MM, Li RK, Yau TM
    Stem cell therapy for heart failure: Out with the new and in with the old?
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    October 2015
  361. BALSAM LB, DeAnda A Jr
    Two roads diverged: Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention for moderately stenosed coronary arteries.
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  362. LEE H, Sung K, Kim WS, Lee YT, et al
    Clinical and hemodynamic influences of prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in mechanical mitral valve replacement.
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  363. CRESTANELLO JA
    Living longer and breathing better: Should we do transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients who have severe chronic lung disease?
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  364. ZORN GL 3RD, Little SH, Tadros P, Deeb GM, et al
    Prosthesis-patient mismatch in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: A randomized trial of a self-expanding prosthesis.
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  365. SELTZER L, Swartz MF, Kwon J, Burchfiel J, et al
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  366. PRICE J, Magruder JT, Young A, Grimm JC, et al
    Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: A comparison of Bentall versus aortic valve-sparing procedures.
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  367. HENN MC, Zajarias A, Lindman BR, Greenberg JW, et al
    Preoperative pulmonary function tests predict mortality after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(15)02130.
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  368. ROSENBLUM JM, Harskamp RE, Hoedemaker N, Walker P, et al
    Hybrid coronary revascularization versus coronary artery bypass surgery with bilateral or single internal mammary artery grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(15)02124.
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  369. RENEW JR, Barbara DW, Hyder JA, Dearani JA, et al
    Frequency and outcomes of severe hyperlactatemia after elective cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(15)02126.
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  370. LEE R, Fukuhara S, George I, Borger MA, et al
    Mitral valve replacement with a transcatheter valve in the setting of severe mitral annular calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 23. pii: S0022-5223(15)02103.
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  371. SABIK JF 3RD, Olivares G, Raza S, Lytle BW, et al
    Does grafting coronary arteries with only moderate stenosis affect long-term mortality?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 23. pii: S0022-5223(15)01977.
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  372. ANDERSEN ND
    Antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery: If some is good, how come more is not better?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 22. pii: S0022-5223(15)02112.
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  373. REDDY RM, Murlidhar V, Zhao L, Grabauskiene S, et al
    Pulmonary venous blood sampling significantly increases the yield of circulating tumor cells in early-stage lung cancer.
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  374. MARUYAMA R, Yamada A, Sugiyama T, Ujihira K, et al
    Mitral valve repair for endocarditis can be performed 3 days after repair of a bleeding mycotic brain aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 22. pii: S0022-5223(15)01983.
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  375. BINIWALE R, Ross D, Iyengar A, Kwon OJ, et al
    Lung transplantation and concomitant cardiac surgery: Is it justified?
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  376. GLAUBER M, Miceli A
    Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless valve is the appropriate treatment option for high-risk patients and the "real alternative" to transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 19. pii: S0022-5223(15)01987.
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  377. RIPLEY RT, Suzuki K, Tan KS, Adusumilli PS, et al
    Postinduction positron emission tomography assessment of N2 nodes is not associated with ypN2 disease or overall survival in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 19. pii: S0022-5223(15)01979.
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  378. ABAD C
    Mechanical circulatory assistance: A growing and expanding field in cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(15)01967.
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  379. MESTRES CA, Suri RM
    Pacemaker risk associated with prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty: Balancing beneficence and nonmaleficence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(15)01969.
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  380. WOO YJ, Goldstone AB
    The contemporary evolution of mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(15)01958.
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  381. AL-RADI OO
    Options for aortic valve replacement in children and young adults: "Okay, doctor, but which one do you think I should choose?"
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(15)01960.
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  382. MASABNI K, Sabik JF 3rd, Raza S, Carnes T, et al
    Nonselective carotid artery ultrasound screening in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: Is it necessary?
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  383. KURLANSKY P
    Biostatisticians and the future of cardiovascular research.
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  384. ANDREI AC
    On biostatisticians and their role in cardiothoracic surgery research.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1011.
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  385. TOEG HD, Boodhwani M
    External stenting of vein grafts: Primum non nocere.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:774-5.
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  386. BANDO K
    Rome was not built in a day.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:e49-50.
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  387. ESTRERA AL
    Last but not least.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:771-2.
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  388. SCHERNER M, Madershahian N, Ney S, Kuhr K, et al
    Focus on the surgical approach to transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Complications, outcome, and preoperative risk adjustment.
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  389. BAGGEN VJ, Driessen MM, Meijboom FJ, Sieswerda GT, et al
    Main pulmonary artery area limits exercise capacity in patients long-term after arterial switch operation.
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  390. SINGH AK, Maslow AD, Machan JT, Fingleton JG, et al
    Long-term survival after use of internal thoracic artery in octogenarians is gender related.
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  391. DEL NIDO PJ
    Technological innovation in cardiothoracic surgery: A pragmatist's approach.
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  392. KAZAKOV J, Khereba M, Thiffault V, Duranceau A, et al
    Modified technique for tracheobronchial Y-stent insertion using flexible bronchoscope for stent guidance.
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  393. PETERSON MD, Mazine A, El-Hamamsy I, Manlhiot C, et al
    Knowledge, attitudes, and practice preferences of Canadian cardiac surgeons toward the management of acute type A aortic dissection.
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  394. MEIRSON T, Orion E, Di Mario C, Webb C, et al
    Flow patterns in externally stented saphenous vein grafts and development of intimal hyperplasia.
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  395. CHENG AW, Shaul DB, Sydorak RM
    Successful thoracoscopic resection of large symptomatic mediastinal lymphatic malformations: Report of 3 cases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:e59-60.
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  396. GAUDINO M, Lau C, Munjal M, Girardi LN, et al
    Open repair of ruptured descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
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  397. KATZ NM
    Meeting the expanded challenges of the cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:777-8.
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  398. PASQUE MK
    Extreme mentoring in cardiothoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:785-9.
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  399. MOSCA RS
    Neopulmonary reconstruction: Operam do.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:926-7.
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  400. KURLANSKY P
    Internal thoracic artery grafting in the elderly and the challenge to conventional wisdom.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:900-1.
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  401. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:839-40.
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  402. LEE R
    The emperor's new clothes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:909-10.
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  403. ESTRERA AL
    Nothing worth having comes easy.
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  404. D'AMBRA MN, FitzGerald D, Kaufman RM, Shekar P, et al
    Blood conservation: Why aren't we doing this for everyone?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:984-5.
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  405. SMITH CR
    "Coming soon to a cath lab near you...".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:773.
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  406. DEXTER EU
    Small incisions in small patients: Continued advancement in pediatric thoracoscopy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:e61-2.
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  407. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:878-9.
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  408. DEANDA A JR, Balsam LB
    Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Keith Reemtsma (1925-2000).
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    September 2015
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    Antibiotic prophylaxis and risk of Clostridium difficile infection after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
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  410. ETNEL JR, Elmont LC, Ertekin E, Mokhles MM, et al
    Outcome after aortic valve replacement in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
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  411. ALSOUFI B, Mahle WT, Manlhiot C, Deshpande S, et al
    Outcomes of heart transplantation in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome previously palliated with the Norwood procedure.
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  412. WILLIAMSON C, Sheehan LB, Venesy DM, D'Agostino RS, et al
    Transaortic, video-assisted removal of a mobile left ventricular apical thrombus in a patient with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction.
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  413. MARTIN E, Dagenais F, Voisine P, Dumont E, et al
    Surgical aortic valve replacement outcomes in the transcatheter era.
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  414. MURASHITA T, Greason KL, Suri RM, Daly RC, et al
    Mitral valve gradient after valve repair of degenerative regurgitation with restrictive annuloplasty.
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  415. SHAPIRA OM
    Surgical aortic valve replacement in the transcatheter era: It is all about teamwork.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 18. pii: S0022-5223(15)01737.
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  416. AMAR D
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Is there a need for prevention?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 18. pii: S0022-5223(15)01733.
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  417. LEWIS MJ, Ginns JN, Ye S, Chai P, et al
    Postoperative tricuspid regurgitation after adult congenital heart surgery is associated with adverse clinical outcomes.
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  418. FORCILLO J, Tsai LL, Thourani VH
    Will transcatheter valve-in-valve become the standard for replacing the degenerative aortic valve bioprosthesis? Hold your horses, the jury is still out.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(15)01580.
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  419. ATLURI P, Stetson RL, Hung G, Gaffey AC, et al
    Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy.
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  420. SALERNO TA, Ferreira AC
    Real world or wake-up call: Surgical aortic valve replacement versus transcutaneous aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 2. pii: S0022-5223(15)01562.
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  421. NISHIMORI H, Yamamoto M, Orihashi K
    Cerebral infarction occurs particularly in patients with porcelain aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:744-5.
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  422. CROUCH G, Selvanayagam JB
    Right ventricular function after aortic valve intervention: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is the standard.
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  423. CRESCENZI G, Capestro F, Torracca L
    Left ventricular function after mitral surgery: Time to focus on intraoperative management?
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  424. SURI RM, Schaff HV
    Changes in left ventricular volume and decline in ejection fraction after degenerative mitral valve repair: The math makes sense.
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  425. LIU L, Liu C
    Need for conversion of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is not an insurmountable barrier.
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  426. LIU L
    Video-assisted resection for lung cancer results in fewer complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:739-40.
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  427. BAKAEEN FG
    Reply to the Editor.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:736-7.
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  428. GREASON KL, Pochettino A, Sandhu GS, Mathew V, et al
    Transcatheter aortic valve insertion in the nonagenarian patient.
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  429. CHAN EG, Landreneau JR, Schuchert MJ, Odell DD, et al
    Preoperative (3-dimensional) computed tomography lung reconstruction before anatomic segmentectomy or lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer.
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  430. KUMAR AS, Beyersdorf F, Lazar HL, Denniss AR, et al
    Joint statement on redundant (duplicate) publication by the Editors of the undersigned cardiothoracic journals.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:467.
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  431. RAJESWARAN J, Blackstone EH
    Patient-reported outcomes and importance of their appropriate statistical analyses.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:461-2.
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  432. SURI RM, Enriquez-Sarano M, Schaff HV
    Preservation of left ventricular function after degenerative mitral valve repair: Refocusing on timing, techniques, and teaching.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:448-9.
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  433. CORDA R
    Reducing Fontan effusions: A day saved is a dollar earned.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:488-9.
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  434. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:495-6.
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  435. Discussion.
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  436. BANG JH, Kim SH, Park CS, Park JJ, et al
    Anatomic variability of the thoracic duct in pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease.
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  437. VAN RAEMDONCK D
    The truth about sugar.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:714-5.
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  438. WANG Y, Gu T, Shi E, Yu L, et al
    Inhibition of microRNA-29c protects the brain in a rat model of prolonged hypothermic circulatory arrest.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:675-84.
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  439. DING JY
    Autotransplantation: A novel solution for postpneumonectomy-like syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:e47-8.
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  440. PIKE NA, Okuhara CA, Toyama J, Gross BP, et al
    Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:481-7.
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  441. KARAMLOU T, Peyvandi S
    Hybrid versus Norwood: "Fifty shades of grey".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:456-7.
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  442. HALLER C, Caldarone CA
    Incremental extension of a paradigm shift.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:731-2.
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  443. BAGIELLA E
    Use (and misuse) of instrumental variables.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:460.
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  444. TONG BC
    A stitch (or scan) in time saves nine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:529-30.
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  445. MALIK S, Bird TM, Jaquiss RD, Morrow WR, et al
    Comparison of in-hospital and longer-term outcomes of hybrid and Norwood stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:474-80.
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  446. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:567-8.
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  447. PAGANI FD
    The quest toward the Holy Grail of mechanical circulatory support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:694-5.
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  448. CHEN JM
    The thoracic duct: Predictably unpredictable?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:497.
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  449. MCCARTHY PM
    Reality check in the minimally invasive world.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:450-1.
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  450. KUMAR K, Singal RK, Arora RC
    Cardiac critical care: Surgical trainees want and need expertise.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:464-6.
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  451. CHEN F, Takahagi A, Sakamoto K, Date H, et al
    Lung autotransplantation technique for postpneumonectomy-like syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:e45-7.
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  452. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:512-3.
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  453. IMASAKA K, Tayama E, Tomita Y
    Left ventricular performance early after repair for posterior mitral leaflet prolapse: Chordal replacement versus leaflet resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:538-45.
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  454. DRINKWATER DC JR
    Multiple arterial grafting: Stay the course.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:452-3.
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  455. KARIMOV JH, Moazami N, Kobayashi M, Sale S, et al
    First report of 90-day support of 2 calves with a continuous-flow total artificial heart.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:687-93.
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  456. FERRARIS VA
    Microparticles and endothelial function--A tour de force.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:673-4.
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  457. CARPENTER A
    Piggyback proximal anastomoses provide independent flow to target myocardium.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:728.
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  458. CAMERON RB
    Measuring postoperative patient outcomes: Who knows best?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:619-20.
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  459. FAGUNDES CP, Shi Q, Vaporciyan AA, Rice DC, et al
    Symptom recovery after thoracic surgery: Measuring patient-reported outcomes with the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:613-9.
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  460. GARDNER TJ
    Once more with emphasis: Two internal thoracic artery grafts are even better than one!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:454-5.
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  461. SQUIERS JJ, Arsalan M, Lima B, DiMaio JM, et al
    Cerebral protection during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: Can a molecular approach via microRNA inhibition improve on a millennia-old strategy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:684-6.
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  462. LIN F, Mei J, Liu C, Liu L, et al
    A ruptured pulmonary arteriovenous fistula.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:716-7.
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    August 2015
  463. MUNERETTO C, Alfieri O, Cesana BM, Bisleri G, et al
    A comparison of conventional surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and sutureless valves in "real-world" patients with aortic stenosis and intermediate- to high-risk profile.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 24. pii: S0022-5223(15)01515.
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  464. SAMSON P, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Lee A, et al
    The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator does not adequately stratify risk for patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 24. pii: S0022-5223(15)01521.
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  465. HACHEY KJ, Hewes PD, Porter LP, Ridyard DG, et al
    Caprini venous thromboembolism risk assessment permits selection for postdischarge prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with resectable lung cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 15. pii: S0022-5223(15)01486.
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  466. CHAN V, Mesana TG
    Functional mitral stenosis after mitral valve repair is a true anatomic problem that originates from the time of surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 14. pii: S0022-5223(15)01476.
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  467. BEN ZEKRY S, Spiegelstein D, Sternik L, Lev I, et al
    Simple repair approach for mitral regurgitation in Barlow disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)01470.
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  468. DOWNS E, Lim S, Ragosta M, Yount K, et al
    The influence of a percutaneous mitral repair program on surgical mitral valve volume.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)01472.
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  469. DAVID TE, David CM, Manhiolt C
    When is tricuspid valve annuloplasty necessary during mitral valve surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug 7. pii: S0022-5223(15)01320.
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    July 2015
  470. PAWALE A, Yanagawa B, Varghese R, Stelzer P, et al
    Ross procedure in the setting of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 26. pii: S0022-5223(15)01273.
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  471. GREASON KL
    Of mice and men and surgical transcatheter aortic valve insertion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 26. pii: S0022-5223(15)01278.
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  472. GLAUBER M, Ferrarini M, Lio A, Miceli A, et al
    Dealing with a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve: Is this still an off-label procedure for a sutureless valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(15)01267.
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  473. ANTUNES MJ
    Percutaneous aortic and mitral valve implantation. Is it ready to match the results of contemporary surgical valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(15)01220.
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  474. CHAN V, Ruel M
    Leaflet resection versus leaflet preservation for repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation: Does it matter how the mitral valve is repaired?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(15)01231.
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  475. SUH YJ, Chang BC, Im DJ, Kim YJ, et al
    Assessment of mitral annuloplasty ring by cardiac computed tomography: Correlation with echocardiographic parameters and comparison between two different ring types.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(15)01229.
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  476. YANG CJ, Gulack BC, Gu L, Speicher PJ, et al
    Adding radiation to induction chemotherapy does not improve survival of patients with operable clinical N2 non-small cell lung cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(15)01090.
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    June 2015
  477. TANAKA A, Ota T, Uriel N, Asfaw Z, et al
    Cardiovascular surgery in Jehovah's Witness patients: The role of preoperative optimization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 30. pii: S0022-5223(15)01087.
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  478. CAMPOSILVAN I, Akhtar-Danesh N, Schneider L, Finley CJ, et al
    The effect of surgeon volume on procedure selection in non-small cell lung cancer surgeries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 30. pii: S0022-5223(15)01083.
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  479. WANG W, Mei YQ, Yuan XH, Feng XD, et al
    Clinical efficacy of epicardial application of drug-releasing hydrogels to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 30. pii: S0022-5223(15)01089.
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  480. KAZA AK
    Heart transplantation in patients who have congenital heart disease and single-lung physiology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(15)01078.
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  481. ALSOUFI B, Deshpande S, McCracken C, Kogon B, et al
    Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 25. pii: S0022-5223(15)01041.
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  482. AL-ATASSI T, Boodhwani M
    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in nonagenarians: Looking beyond survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 23. pii: S0022-5223(15)01038.
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  483. ZUCKERMAN WA, Richmond ME, Lee TM, Bacha EA, et al
    Heart transplantation in the setting of complex congenital heart disease and physiologic single lung.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(15)01029.
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  484. MANIAR H
    Treating valvular heart disease has never been one size fits all.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(15)00876.
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  485. WILDER TJ, Ziemer G, Hickey EJ, Gruber PJ, et al
    Surgical management of competing pulmonary blood flow affects survival before Fontan/Kreutzer completion in patients with tricuspid atresia type I.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(15)00881.
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  486. TOEG H
    Providing optimal cardiovascular and thoracic critical care in the Great White North.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 5. pii: S0022-5223(15)00872.
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    May 2015
  487. LIM E
    How do surgeons decide on the extent of resection for patients with lung cancer?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May 21. pii: S0022-5223(15)00860.
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    April 2015
  488. CAPESTRO F, Massaccesi S, Matteucci ML, Torracca L, et al
    Sutureless aortic valve prosthesis in a calcified homograft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr 21. pii: S0022-5223(15)00652.
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  489. MICHLER RE
    Do the "eyes" have it? Lobbying for magnetic resonance imaging to guide transcatheter aortic valve deployment.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;149:1072-3.
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    January 2015
  490. KWON MH, Zhang JQ, Schaenman JM, Cadeiras M, et al
    Characterization of ventricular assist device-mediated sensitization in the bridge-to-heart-transplantation patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan 8. pii: S0022-5223(15)00009.
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  491. WILBRING M, Ghazy T, Matschke K, Kappert U, et al
    Complete endovascular treatment of acute proximal ascending aortic dissection and combined aortic valve pathology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan 8. pii: S0022-5223(15)00008.
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