2015 Faculty Publications

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December

"Curative surgical resection of adrenocortical carcinoma: Determining long-term outcome based on conditional disease-free probability." Kim Y, Margonis GA, Prescott JD, Tran TB, Postlewait LM, Maithel SK, Wang TS, Glenn JA, Hatzaras I, Shenoy R, Phay JE, Keplinger K, Fields RC, Jin LX, Weber SM, Salem A, Sicklick JK, Gad S, Yopp AC, Mansour JC, Duh QY, Seiser N, Solorzano CC, Kiernan CM, Votanopoulos KI, Levine EA, Poultsides GA, Pawlik TM. Ann Surg. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Waitlist hospital admissions predict resource utilization and survival after renal transplantation." Lynch RJ, Zhang R, Patzer RE, Larsen CP, Adams AB. Ann Surg. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"iChoose Kidney: A clinical decision aid for kidney transplantation versus dialysis treatment." Patzer RE, Basu M, Larsen CP, Pastan SO, Mohan S, Patzer M, Konomos M, McClellan WM, Lea J, Howard D, Gander J, Arriola KJ. Transplantation. 2015 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Utility of prostate cancer screening in kidney transplant candidates." Vitiello GA, Sayed BA, Wardenburg M, Perez SD, Keith CG, Canter DJ, Ogan K, Pearson TC, Turgeon N. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]

"Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: Data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database." Acharya D, Gulack BC, Loyaga-Rendon RY, Davies JE, He X, Brennan JM, Thourani VH, Williams ML. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print]

"Virally-induced heterologous immunity in renal transplant recipients: Important or inconsequential?" Ford ML. Am J Transplant. 2015 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print]

"A randomized evaluation of the SAPIEN XT Transcatheter Heart Valve System in patients with aortic stenosis who are not candidates for surgery." Webb JG, Doshi D, Mack MJ, Makkar R, Smith CR, Pichard AD, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Miller DC, Babaliaros V, Thourani V, Herrmann HC, Bodenhamer M, Whisenant BK, Ramee S, Maniar H Jr, Kereiakes D, Xu K, Jaber WA, Menon V, Tuzcu EM, Wood D, Svensson LG, Leon MB. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Dec 21;8(14):1797-806.

"Nomograms to predict recurrence-free and overall survival after curative resection of adrenocortical carcinoma." Kim Y, Margonis GA, Prescott JD, Tran TB, Postlewait LM, Maithel SK, Wang TS, Evans DB, Hatzaras I, Shenoy R, Phay JE, Keplinger K, Fields RC, Jin LX, Weber SM, Salem AI, Sicklick JK, Gad S, Yopp AC, Mansour JC, Duh QY, Seiser N, Solorzano CC, Kiernan CM, Votanopoulos KI, Levine EA, Poultsides GA, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Dec 16:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

"The impact of a resident communication skills curriculum on patients' experiences of care." Mitchell JD, Ku C, Wong V, Fisher LJ, Muret-Wagstaff SL, Ott Q, Shahul S, Bose R, Tibbles C, Jones SB. A A Case Rep. 2015 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation for an unstable thoracic spine fracture after a traumatic degloving injury." Celano EC, Baum GR, Gelbard RB, Ahmad FU. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Dec 8;2015.

"Engaging living kidney donors in a new paradigm of postdonation care." Newell KA, Formica RN, Gill JS. Am J Transplant. 2015 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print]

"Serous neoplasms of the pancreas: A clinicopathologic analysis of 193 cases and literature review with new insights on macrocystic and solid variants and critical reappraisal of so-called 'serous cystadenocarcinoma.'" Reid MD, Choi HJ, Memis B, Krasinskas AM, Jang KT, Akkas G, Maithel SK, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, Basturk O, Adsay V. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Dec;39(12):1597-610.

November

"Hydrogen sulfide is a novel regulator of bone formation implicated in the bone loss induced by estrogen deficiency." Grassi F, Malik Tyagi A, Calvert JW, Gambari L, Walker LD, Yu M, Robinson J, Li JY, Lisignoli G, Vaccaro C, Adams J, Pacifici R. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"How can we help a patient with a small failing bioprosthesis? An in vitro case study." Midha PA, Raghav V, Condado JF, Arjunon S, Uceda DE, Lerakis S, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Yoganathan AP. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]

"Surgical technique for laparoscopic removal of a magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device." Stetler JL, Gill S, Patel A, Davis SS Jr, Lin E. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"One size does not fit all: Regional variation in the impact of the Share 35 Liver Allocation Policy." Halazun KJ, Mathur AK, Rana AA, Massie AB, Mohan S, Patzer RE, Wedd JP, Samstein B, Subramanian RM, Campos BD, Knechtle SJ. Am J Transplant. 2015 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"A very elegant transcatheter strategy for complicated mitral valve replacement associated with severe mitral annular calcification." Forcillo J, Babaliaros V, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]

"Two-year outcomes of surgical treatment of severe ischemic mitral regurgitation." Goldstein D, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Ailawadi G, Parides MK, Perrault LP, Hung JW, Voisine P, Dagenais F, Gillinov AM, Thourani V, Argenziano M, Gammie JS, Mack M, Demers P, Atluri P, Rose EA, O'Sullivan K, Williams DL, Bagiella E, Michler RE, Weisel RD, Miller MA, Geller NL, Taddei-Peters WC, Smith PK, Moquete E, Overbey JR, Kron IL, O'Gara PT, Acker MA; CTSN. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Preoperative Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with increased survival after resection of gastric adenocarcinoma." Postlewait LM, Squires MH 3rd, Kooby DA, Poultsides GA, Weber SM, Bloomston M, Fields RC, Pawlik TM, Votanopoulos KI, Schmidt CR, Ejaz A, Acher AW, Worhunsky DJ, Saunders N, Swords D, Jin LX, Cho CS, Winslow ER, Cardona K, Staley CA, Maithel SK. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Freeze the pain away: The role of cryoanalgesia during a Nuss procedure." Sancheti M. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Adipose-derived regenerative cells for cardiovascular regeneration? A novel therapy for the cardiac conduction system." Shimizu Y, Calvert JW, Murohara T. Circ J. 2015 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]

"Is linitis plastica a contraindication for surgical resection: A multi-institution study of the U.S. Gastric Cancer Collaborative." Blackham AU, Swords DS, Levine EA, Fino NF, Squires MH, Poultsides G, Fields RC, Bloomston M, Weber SM, Pawlik TM, Jin LX, Spolverato G, Schmidt C, Worhunsky D, Cho CS, Maithel SK, Votanopoulos KI. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Commentary on: Safety of vertical augmentation-mastopexy: Prospective evaluation of breast perfusion using laser fluorescence imaging." Losken A. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Nov;35(8):950-1.

"Policies, populations, practices, provider... and a patient." Buchman TG. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2273-2274.

"Abdominal MRI without enteral contrast accurately detects intestinal fibrostenosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease." Fisher JG, Kalb B, Martin D, Dhere T, Perez SD, Srinivasan JK. Am Surg. 2015 Nov;81(11):1118-1124.

October

"Introduction to the STS National Database Series: Outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safety." Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Prager RL, Edwards FH, McDonald D, Han JM, D'Agostino RS, Jacobs ML, Kozower BD, Badhwar V, Thourani VH, Gaissert HA, Fernandez FG, Wright C, Fann JI, Paone G, Sanchez JA, Cleveland JC Jr, Brennan JM, Dokholyan RS, O'Brien SM, Peterson ED, Grover FL, Patterson GA. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]

"Gastric remnant cancer: A distinct entity or simply another proximal gastric cancer?" Tran TB, Hatzaras I, Worhunsky DJ, Vitiello GA, Squires MH 3rd, Jin LX, Spolverato G, Votanopoulos KI, Schmidt C, Weber S, Bloomston M, Cho CS, Levine EA, Fields RC, Pawlik TM, Maithel SK, Norton JA, Poultsides GA. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hybrid coronary revascularization versus coronary artery bypass surgery with bilateral or single internal mammary artery grafts." Rosenblum JM, Harskamp RE, Hoedemaker N, Walker P, Liberman HA, de Winter RJ, Vassiliades TA, Puskas JD, Halkos ME. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print]

"Improved trends in patient survival and decreased major complications after emergency ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair." Brahmbhatt R, Gander J, Duwayri Y, Rajani RR, Veeraswamy R, Salam A, Dodson TF, Arya S. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"Elevated alkaline phosphatase prior to transarterial chemoembolization for neuroendocrine tumors predicts worse outcomes." Onesti JK, Shirley LA, Saunders ND, Davidson GW, Dillhoff ME, Khabiri H, Guy GE, Dowell JD, Schmidt CR, Shah MH, Bloomston M. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"Mitral valve disease-morphology and mechanisms." Levine RA, Hagége AA, Judge DP, Padala M, Dal-Bianco JP, Aikawa E, Beaudoin J, Bischoff J, Bouatia-Naji N, Bruneval P, Butcher JT, Carpentier A, Chaput M, Chester AH, Clusel C, Delling FN, Dietz HC, Dina C, Durst R, Fernandez-Friera L, Handschumacher MD, Jensen MO, Jeunemaitre XP, Marec HL, Tourneau TL, Markwald RR, Mérot J, Messas E, Milan DP, Neri T, Norris RA, Peal D, Perrocheau M, Probst V, Pucéat M, Rosenthal N, Solis J, Schott JJ, Schwammenthal E, Slaugenhaupt SA, Song JK, Yacoub MH; Leducq Mitral Transatlantic Network. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2015 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Predicted risk of mortality, transfusion, and postoperative outcomes in isolated primary valve operations." Keeling WB, Binongo J, Sarin EL, Leshnower BG, Chen EP, Lattouf OM, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Halkos ME. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct 17.[Epub ahead of print]

"Parathyroidectomy is safe and beneficial for patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism, and should be the preferred therapy." Sharma J, Weber CJ. Surgery. 2015 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print]

"Longitudinal studies of a B cell-derived signature of tolerance in renal transplant recipients." Newell KA, Asare A, Sanz I, Wei C, Rosenberg A, Gao Z, Kanaparthi S, Asare S, Lim N, Stahly M, Howell M, Knechtle S, Kirk A, Marks WH, Kawai T, Spitzer T, Tolkoff-Rubin N, Sykes M, Sachs DH, Cosimi AB, Burlingham WJ, Phippard D, Turka LA. Am J Transplant. 2015 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"A novel narrow profile articulating powered vascular stapler provides superior access and haemostasis equivalent to conventional devices." Ng CS, Pickens A, Siegel JM, Clymer JW, Cummings JF. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Prevalence and impact of unknown diabetes in the ICU." Carpenter DL, Gregg SR, Xu K, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM. Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"Learning curves for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the PARTNER-I trial: Success and safety." Minha S, Waksman R, Satler LP, Torguson R, Alli O, Rihal CS, Mack M, Svensson LG, Rajeswaran J, Blackstone EH, Tuzcu EM, Thourani VH, Makkar R, Ehrlinger J, Lowry AM, Suri RM, Greason KL, Leon MB, Holmes DR, Pichard AD. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting with concurrent Morgagni hernia." Masor JJ, Davis SS Jr, Chen EP, Henry TS, Book WM. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2015 Oct;28(4):496-8.

"A primer of neoclassical (traditional) and behavioral economic principles for organ transplantation: Part 1." Schnier KE, Turgeon NA, Kaplan B. Transplantation. 2015 Oct;99(10):2024-2028.

September

"Extraction of right-sided vegetation with use of an aspiration catheter system." Hosoba S, Mori M, Furtado AD, Lattouf OM. Innovations (Phila). 2015 Sep-Oct;10(5):357-359.

"Plasma membrane vesicles decorated with glycolipid-anchored antigens and adjuvants via protein transfer as an antigen delivery platform for inhibition of tumor growth." Patel JM, Vartabedian VF, Bozeman EN, Caoyonan BE, Srivatsan S, Pack CD, Dey P, D'Souza MJ, Yang L, Selvaraj P. Biomaterials. 2015 Sep 28;74:231-244. [Epub ahead of print]

"Optimizing outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting: The argument for dual antiplatelet therapy." Halkos ME. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Transthoracic versus transhiatal resection for esophageal adenocarcinoma of the lower esophagus: A value-based comparison." Khullar OV, Jiang R, Force SD, Pickens A, Sancheti MS, Ward K, Gillespie T, Fernandez FG. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]

"Response to 'Level 2 observational studies: A practical alternative to randomized trials in plastic surgery'." Eaves FF 3rd, Thoma A. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]

"Substaging of lymph node status in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has strong prognostic correlations: Proposal for a revised N classification for TNM Staging." Basturk O, Saka B, Balci S, Postlewait LM, Knight J, Goodman M, Kooby D, Sarmiento JM, El-Rayes B, Choi H, Bagci P, Krasinskas A, Quigley B, Reid MD, Akkas G, Maithel SK, Adsay V. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"The risk associated with concomitant procedures performed during adult congenital heart surgery." Mori M, Rosenblum JM, Book W, Oster M, Kogon B. Cardiol Young. 2015 Sep 8:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Survival after sublobar resection vs. lobectomy for clinical Stage IA lung cancer: An analysis from the National Cancer Data Base." Khullar OV, Liu Y, Gillespie T, Higgins KA, Ramalingam S, Lipscomb J, Fernandez FG. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]

"Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus no treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer in medically inoperable elderly patients: A National Cancer Data Base analysis." Nanda RH, Liu Y, Gillespie TW, Mikell JL, Ramalingam SS, Fernandez FG, Curran WJ, Lipscomb J, Higgins KA. Cancer. 2015 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print]

"Will transcatheter valve-in-valve become the standard for replacing the degenerative aortic valve bioprosthesis? Hold your horses, the jury is still out." Forcillo J, Tsai LL, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]

"Gender differences in the risk of stroke during support with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device." Morris AA, Pekarek A, Wittersheim K, Cole RT, Gupta D, Nguyen D, Laskar SR, Butler J, Smith A, Vega JD. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"JCL Roundtable: Gender differences in reduction of CVD in response to lipid-lowering drugs." Brown WV, Mackey RH, Orringer CE, Pearson TA. J Clin Lipidol. 2015 Sep-Oct;9(5):624-33.

"The circumrotational technique for mastopexy." Miotto GC, Eaves FF 3rd. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Sep;35(7):796-809.

August

"Outcomes of patients with severe chronic lung disease who are undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement." Suri RM, Gulack BC, Brennan JM, Thourani VH, Dai D, Zajarias A, Greason KL, Vassileva CM, Mathew V, Nkomo VT, Mack MJ, Rihal CS, Svensson LG, Nishimura RA, O'Gara PT, Holmes DR Jr. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"For special issue on Xenotransplantation preventing T cell rejection of pig xenografts." Higginbotham L, Ford ML, Newell KA, Adams AB. Int J Surg. 2015 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]

"Single-incision total proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis in pediatric patients: Lessons learned." Schlager A, Siddharthan RV, Santore MT, Balci O, Clifton MS, Heiss KF. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Aug 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"The expanding role of endoscopic robotics in mitral valve surgery: 1,257 consecutive procedures." Murphy DA, Moss E, Binongo J, Miller JS, Macheers SK, Sarin EL, Herzog AM, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Halkos ME. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Mitral valve repair in a Jehovah's witness with haemophilia A with high-titre inhibitor." Tran DQ, Moss E, Murphy DA, Kempton CL. Haemophilia. 2015 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print]

"Endoscopic mucosal ablation and over-the-scope clipping for fistula closure after esophageal diverticulectomy." Clermont MP, Fernandez FG, Willingham FF. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

"Multiple arterial coronary bypass grafting: Likely better, but not yet a mandate." Guyton RA. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Can hepatic resection provide a long-term cure for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?" Spolverato G, Vitale A, Cucchetti A, Popescu I, Marques HP, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Maithel SK, Sandroussi C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Poultsides GA, Marsh JW, Pawlik TM. Cancer. 2015 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Variation in dialysis facility referral for kidney transplantation among patients with end-stage renal disease in Georgia." Patzer RE, Plantinga LC, Paul S, Gander J, Krisher J, Sauls L, Gibney EM, Mulloy L, Pastan SO. JAMA. 2015 Aug 11;314(6):582-94.

"Risk stratification in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement." Lindman BR, Zajarias A, Maniar HS, Miller DC, Suri RM, Arnold SV, Webb J, Svensson LG, Kodali S, Xu K, Ayele GM, Lin F, Wong SC, Babaliaros V, Thourani VH, Douglas PS, Lim S, Leon MB, Mack MJ. Heart. 2015 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"An assessment of feeding jejunostomy tube placement at the time of resection for gastric adenocarcinoma: A seven-institution analysis of 837 patients from the U.S. gastric cancer collaborative." Dann GC, Squires MH 3rd, Postlewait LM, Kooby DA, Poultsides GA, Weber SM, Bloomston M, Fields RC, Pawlik TM, Votanopoulos KI, Schmidt CR, Ejaz A, Acher AW, Worhunsky DJ, Saunders N, Levine EA, Jin LX, Cho CS, Winslow ER, Russell MC, Cardona K, Staley CA, Maithel SK. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]

"Incidence of end-stage renal disease among newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus patients: The Georgia Lupus Registry." Plantinga L, Lim SS, Patzer R, McClellan W, Kramer M, Klein M, Pastan S, Gordon C, Helmick C, Drenkard C. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Outcomes in nonagenarians undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the PARTNER-I Trial." Thourani VH, Jensen HA, Babaliaros V, Kodali SK, Rajeswaran J, Ehrlinger J, Blackstone EH, Suri RM, Don CW, Aldea G, Williams MR, Makkar R, Svensson LG, McCabe JM, Dean LS, Kapadia S, Cohen DJ, Pichard AD, Szeto WY, Herrmann HC, Devireddy C, Leshnower BG, Ailawadi G, Maniar HS, Hahn RT, Leon MB, Mack M. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Medical students impact laparoscopic surgery case time." Mori M, Liao A, Hagopian TM, Perez SD, Pettitt BJ, Sweeney JF. J Surg Res. 2015 Aug;197(2):277-82.

"Endotracheal tube management and obstructed airway." Sancheti M, Force S. Thorac Surg Clin. 2015 Aug;25(3):279-88. "An unusual case of anorectal avulsion after blunt traumatic injury." Page EK, Gelbard RB, Carney KJ, Wyrzykowski AD, Davis MA, Dente CJ. Am Surg. 2015 Aug;81(8):309-11. "Gallbladder Cancer: Expert consensus statement." Aloia TA, Járufe N, Javle M, Maithel SK, Roa JC, Adsay V, Coimbra FJ, Jarnagin WR. HPB (Oxford). 2015 Aug;17(8):681-90.

"Patient-reported quality of life after breast reconstruction: A one-year longitudinal study using the WHO-QOL survey." Pinell-White XA, Duggal C, Metcalfe D, Sackeyfio R, Hart AM, Losken A. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug;75(2):144-8.

July

"Neutrophil-lymphocyte and platelet-lymphocyte ratio as predictors of disease specific survival after resection of adrenocortical carcinoma." Bagante F, Tran TB, Postlewait LM, Maithel SK, Wang TS, Evans DB, Hatzaras I, Shenoy R, Phay JE, Keplinger K, Fields RC, Jin LX, Weber SM, Salem A, Sicklick JK, Gad S, Yopp AC, Mansour JC, Duh QY, Seiser N, Solorzano CC, Kiernan CM, Votanopoulos KI, Levine EA, Poultsides GA, Pawlik TM. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print]

"Minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement: The new standard for surgeons and cardiologists using transfemoral access?" Jensen HA, Condado JF, Devireddy C, Binongo J, Leshnower BG, Babaliaros V, Sarin EL, Lerakis S, Guyton RA, Stewart JP, Syed AQ, Mavromatis K, Kaebnick B, Rajei M, Tsai LL, Rahman A, Simone A, Keegan P, Block PC, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]

"Ebola virus disease: Experience and decision making for the first patients outside of Africa." Stephens DS, Ribner BS, Gartland BD, Feistritzer NR, Farley MM, Larsen CP, Fox JT. PLoS Med. 2015 Jul 28;12(7):e1001857.

"Laparoscopic pancreatic resection." Harrell KN, Kooby DA. Minerva Chir. 2015 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print]

"Contemporary outcomes of repeat aortic valve replacement: A benchmark for transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures." Kaneko T, Vassileva CM, Englum B, Kim S, Yammine M, Brennan M, Suri RM, Thourani VH, Jacobs JP, Aranki S. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"Observed variability in sleeve gastrectomy volume and compliance does not correlate to postoperative outcomes." Toro JP, Patel AD, Lytle NW, Perez S, Edward L, Singh A, Davis SS Jr. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2015 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Randomized controlled trial of intensive versus conservative glucose control in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: GLUCO-CABG trial." Umpierrez G, Cardona S, Pasquel F, Jacobs S, Peng L, Unigwe M, Newton CA, Smiley-Byrd D, Vellanki P, Halkos M, Puskas JD, Guyton RA, Thourani VH. Diabetes Care. 2015 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]

"A brief history of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the ontributions of Dr David Sackett." Thoma A, Eaves FF 3rd. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy: Is a randomized trial necessary?" Kooby DA, Vollmer CM. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2015 Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Radiographic implications of fat grafting to the reconstructed breast." Pinell-White XA, Etra J, Newell M, Tuscano D, Shin K, Losken A. Breast J. 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Emory Global Surgery Program: Learning to serve the underserved well." Love TP, Martin BM, Tubasiime R, Srinivasan J, Pollock JD, Delman KA. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug;72(4):e46-51.

"Surgeon-performed duplex ultrasound facilitates diagnosis and management of blunt popliteal artery injury." Gelbard RB, Edwards J, Reisman WM, Shafii SM, Rajani RR. Am Surg. 2015 Jul;81(7):E271-3.

"Some random(ized) thoughts." Thoma A, Eaves FF 3rd. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Jul;35(5):627-9. No abstract available.

"An evidence-based approach to patient selection for emergency department thoracotomy: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma." Seamon MJ, Haut ER, Van Arendonk K, Barbosa RR, Chiu WC, Dente CJ, Fox N, Jawa RS, Khwaja K, Lee JK, Magnotti LJ, Mayglothling JA, McDonald AA, Rowell S, To KB, Falck-Ytter Y, Rhee P. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul;79(1):159-73.

June

"Appropriate patient selection or health care rationing? Lessons from surgical aortic valve replacement in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves I trial." Szeto WY, Svensson LG, Rajeswaran J, Ehrlinger J, Suri RM, Smith CR, Mack M, Miller DC, McCarthy PM, Bavaria JE, Cohn LH, Corso PJ, Guyton RA, Thourani VH, Lytle BW, Williams MR, Webb JG, Kapadia S, Tuzcu EM, Cohen DJ, Schaff HV, Leon MB, Blackstone EH; Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves Trial Investigators. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

"Early results from the Flexibility in Surgical Training Research Consortium: Resident and program director attitudes toward flexible rotations in senior residency." Klingensmith ME, Awad M, Delman KA, Deveney K, Fahey TJ 3rd, Lees JS, Lipsett P, Mullen JT, Smink DS, Wayne J. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

"Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with congenital heart disease." Alsoufi B, Deshpande S, McCracken C, Kogon B, Vincent R, Mahle W, Kanter K. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

"Tolerance signatures in transplant recipients." Newell KA, Turka LA. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print]

"Inhibition of Donor-Reactive CD8+ T cell responses by selective CD28 blockade is independent of reduced ICOS expression." Liu D, Suchard SJ, Nadler SG, Ford ML. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 22;10(6):e0130490.

"Case report: MR imaging features of disseminated uterine leiomyosarcoma presenting after hysterectomy with morcellation." Ciszak T, Mittal PK, Sullivan P, Cardona K, Hanley KZ, Khanna N, Moreno CC. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"The aged and the ill: A decade of surgical aortic valve replacement outcomes." Tsai LL, Jensen HA, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print]

"Neoadjuvant modified FOLFIRINOX and chemoradiation therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer improves resectability." Nanda RH, El-Rayes B, Maithel SK, Landry J. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy following cytoreductive surgery improves outcome in patients with primary appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma: A pooled analysis from three tertiary care centers." Shaib WL, Martin LK, Choi M, Chen Z, Krishna K, Kim S, Brutcher E, Staley C 3rd, Maithel SK, Philip P, Abdel-Misih S, Bekaii-Saab TS, El-Rayes BF. Oncologist. 2015 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"Double transcatheter valve-in-valve therapy: A viable alternative for high-risk patients." Keeling B, Chen EP. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun 6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Validation of clinical scores for right ventricular failure prediction after implantation of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices." Kalogeropoulos AP, Kelkar A, Weinberger JF, Morris AA, Georgiopoulou VV, Markham DW, Butler J, Vega JD, Smith AL. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"The workforce crisis: A functioning solution." Buchman T, Grabenkort R, Coopersmith C, Meissen H, Gregg S. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jun 1;191(11):1340-1.

"Radiotherapy patterns of care in gastric adenocarcinoma: A single institution experience." Cheng J, Squires MH 3rd, Mikell JL, Fisher SB, Staley CA 3rd, Kooby DA, El-Rayes BF, Curran WJ Jr, Hall WA, Colbert LE, Shelton JW, Maithel SK, Landry J, Yu DS. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2015 Jun;6(3):247-53.

"Genomic classification of cutaneous melanoma." Cancer Genome Atlas Network (352 collaborators, including Delman KA). Cell. 2015 Jun 18;161(7):1681-96.

"The use of reduction mammaplasty with breast conservation therapy: An analysis of timing and outcomes." Egro FM, Pinell-White X, Hart AM, Losken A. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun;135(6):963e-71e.

May

"Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS): Standardizing a reproducible procedure." Gill S, Stetler JL, Patel A, Shaffer VO, Srinivasan J, Staley C, Davis SS Jr, Lin E, Sullivan PS. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Effectiveness of minocycline and rifampin vs chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infection in a high-volume academic intensive care unit: A before and after trial." Bonne S, Mazuski JE, Sona C, Schallom M, Boyle W, Buchman TG, Bochicchio GV, Coopersmith CM, Schuerer DJ. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 May 27. [Epub ahead of print]

"Talimogene laherparepvec improves durable response rate in patients with advanced melanoma." Andtbacka RH, Kaufman HL, Collichio F, Amatruda T, Senzer N, Chesney J, Delman KA, Spitler LE, Puzanov I, Agarwala SS, Milhem M, Cranmer L, Curti B, Lewis K, Ross M, Guthrie T, Linette GP, Daniels GA, Harrington K, Middleton MR, Miller WH Jr, Zager JS, Ye Y, Yao B, Li A, Doleman S, VanderWalde A, Gansert J, Coffin R. J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

"Can preoperative psychological assessment predict outcomes after temporomandibular joint arthroscopy?" Bouloux GF, Zerweck AG, Celano M, Dai T, Easley KA. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Rapamycin ameliorates the CTLA4-Ig-mediated defect in CD8+ T cell immunity during gammaherpesvirus infection." Pinelli DF, Wakeman BS, Wagener ME, Speck SH, Ford ML. Am J Transplant. 2015 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Ipilimumab and stereotactic radiosurgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery alone for newly diagnosed melanoma brain metastases." Patel KR, Shoukat S, Oliver DE, Chowdhary M, Rizzo M, Lawson DH, Khosa F, Liu Y, Khan MK. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]

"Predicting length of stay following radical nephrectomy using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database." Lorentz CA, Leung AK, DeRosa AB, Perez SD, Johnson TV, Sweeney JF, Master VA. J Urol. 2015 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hydrogen sulfide levels and nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2) activity are attenuated in the setting of critical limb ischemia (CLI)." Islam KN, Polhemus DJ, Donnarumma E, Brewster LP, Lefer DJ. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 May 14;4(5).

"Correction of adult scimitar syndrome using a lateral endoscopic approach with robotics." Murphy DA, Moss E, Halkos ME. J Card Surg. 2015 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Targeted nanoparticles for image-guided treatment of triple-negative breast cancer: Clinical significance and technological advances." Miller-Kleinhenz JM, Bozeman EN, Yang L. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2015 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"Sustained release nitrite therapy results in myocardial protection in a porcine model of metabolic syndrome with peripheral vascular disease." Bradley JM, Islam KN, Polhemus DJ, Donnarumma E, Brewster LP, Tao Y, Goodchild TT, Lefer DJ. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 May 8:ajpheart.00163.2015. [Epub ahead of print]

"Inferior gluteal artery pseudoaneurysm 37 years after transpelvic gunshot wound." Fanny SA, Edwards JB, Freitas A, Shafii SM, Rajani RR. Injury. 2015 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

"Prognostic value of serial B-type natriuretic peptide measurement in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (from the PARTNER Trial)." O'Neill BP, Guerrero M, Thourani VH, Kodali S, Heldman A, Williams M, Xu K, Pichard A, Mack M, Babaliaros V, Herrmann HC, Webb J, Douglas PS, Leon MB, O'Neill WW. Am J Cardiol. 2015 May 1;115(9):1265-72.

"Ventricular apical access and closure, and re-access devices to facilitate mitral valve interventions." Leshnower BG, Thourani VH. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 May;4(3):257-260.

"Introduction to the sientra high-strength cohesive gel implants supplement." Eaves FF 3rd, Saltz R. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 May;35 Suppl 1:S1-2.

"Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Address-44th Annual Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, Arizona." Coopersmith CM. Crit Care Med. 2015 May;43(5):931-3.

April

"Phase II Trial of preoperative radiation with concurrent capecitabine, oxaliplatin, and bevacizumab followed by surgery and postoperative 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX), and bevacizumab in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer: 5-year clinical outcomes ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group E3204." Landry JC, Feng Y, Prabhu RS, Cohen SJ, Staley CA, Whittington R, Sigurdson ER, Nimeiri H, Verma U, Benson AB. Oncologist. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Presentation and clinical outcomes of choledochal cysts in children and adults: A multi-institutional analysis." Soares KC, Kim Y, Spolverato G, Maithel S, Bauer TW, Marques H, Sobral M, Knoblich M, Tran T, Aldrighetti L, Jabbour N, Poultsides GA, Gamblin TC, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Heart transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease: 100% survival with operations performed by a surgeon specializing in congenital heart disease in an adult hospital." Mori M, Vega D, Book W, Kogon BE. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr 25. [Epub ahead of print]

"Geographic variation and neighborhood factors are associated with low rates of pre-end-stage renal disease nephrology care." Hao H, Lovasik BP, Pastan SO, Chang HH, Chowdhury R, Patzer RE. Kidney Int. 2015 Apr 22. [Epub ahead of print]

"Medical students impact laparoscopic surgery case time." Mori M, Liao A, Hagopian TM, Perez SD, Pettitt BJ, Sweeney JF. J Surg Res. 2015 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Effect of surgical atrial fibrillation ablation at the time of cardiac surgery on risk of postoperative pacemaker implantation." El-Chami MF, Binongo JN, Levy M, Merchant FM, Halkos M, Thourani V, Lattouf O, Guyton R, Puskas J, Leon AR. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hybrid push-pull endoscopic and laparoscopic full thickness resection for the minimally invasive management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A pilot clinical study." Willingham FF, Reynolds P, Lewis M, Ross A, Maithel SK, Rocha FG. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2015; 2015:618756. Epub 2015 Apr 6.

"Late mortality in females after endovascular aneurysm repair." Preiss JE, Arya S, Duwayri Y, Shafii SM, Veeraswamy RK, Rajani RR, Dodson TF, Brewster LP. J Surg Res. 2015 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print]

"Pre-transplant antibody screening and anti-CD154 costimulation blockade promote long-term xenograft survival in a pig-to-primate kidney transplant model." Higginbotham L, Mathews D, Breeden CA, Song M, Farris AB 3rd, Larsen CP, Ford ML, Lutz AJ, Tector M, Newell KA, Tector AJ, Adams AB. Xenotransplantation. 2015 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Conditional probability of long-term survival after liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A multi-institutional analysis of 535 patients." Spolverato G, Kim Y, Ejaz A, Alexandrescu S, Marques H, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Pulitano C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Sandroussi C, Poultsides G, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Propensity-matched comparisons of clinical outcomes after transapical or transfemoral TAVR: A PARTNER-I trial substudy." Blackstone EH, Suri RM, Rajeswaran J, Babaliaros V, Douglas PS, Fearon WF, Miller DC, Hahn RT, Kapadia SR, Kirtane AJ, Kodali SK, Mack M, Szeto WY, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Williams MR, Akin JJ, Leon MB, Svensson LG. Circulation. 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Conditional disease-free survival after surgical resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A multi-institutional analysis of 502 patients." Bischof DA, Kim Y, Dodson R, Jimenez MC, Behman R, Cocieru A, Fisher SB, Groeschl RT, Squires MH 3rd, Maithel SK, Blazer DG 3rd, Kooby DA, Gamblin TC, Bauer TW, Quereshy FA, Karanicolas PJ, Law CH, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr;150(4):299-306.

"Novel insights into anti-CD40/CD154 immunotherapy in transplant tolerance." Pinelli DF, Ford ML. Immunotherapy. 2015 Apr;7(4):399-410.

"Anatomic resection to manage donor partial anomalous pulmonary venous return during lung transplantation: A case report and review." Melvan JN, Force SD, Sancheti MS. Transplant Proc. 2015 Apr;47(3):846-8.

"Effect of tricuspid regurgitation and the right heart on survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Insights from the placement of aortic transcatheter valves II inoperable cohort." Lindman BR, Maniar HS, Jaber WA, Lerakis S, Mack MJ, Suri RM, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Kereiakes DJ, Whisenant B, Miller DC, Tuzcu EM, Svensson LG, Xu K, Doshi D, Leon MB, Zajarias A. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Apr;8(4).

"A nationwide survey on perception, experience, and expectations of hybrid coronary revascularization among top-ranked US hospitals." Harskamp RE, Halkos ME, Xian Y, Szerlip MA, Poston RS, Mick SL, Lopes RD, Tijssen JG, de Winter RJ, Peterson ED. Am Heart J. 2015 Apr;169(4):557-563.

"An analysis of the effectiveness of a state trauma system: Treatment at designated trauma centers is associated with an increased probability of survival." Ashley DW, Pracht EE, Medeiros RS, Atkins EV, NeSmith EG, Johns TJ, Nicholas JM. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr;78(4):706-14.

"Immediate placement and immediate loading: Surgical technique and clinical pearls." Parelli J, Abramowicz S. Dent Clin North Am. 2015 Apr;59(2):345-355.

"Focusing on the second arterial conduit." Halkos ME, Guyton RA. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1218-9.

"Current readings: Issues surrounding pulmonary valve replacement in repaired Tetralogy of Fallot." Kogon BE, Rosenblum JM, Mori M. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Spring;27(1):57-64.

March

"Re: - Transplantation for HCC: More haste less speed?" Halazun KJ, Patzer RE, Rana AA, Samstein B, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Hepatology. 2015 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Comparative effectiveness of hybrid coronary revascularization vs coronary artery bypass grafting." Harskamp RE, Vassiliades TA, Mehta RH, de Winter RJ, Lopes RD, Xian Y, Peterson ED, Puskas JD, Halkos ME. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Phyllodes tumors in African American women." Bumpers HL, Tadros T, Gabram-Mendola S, Rizzo M, Martin M, Zaremba N, Okoli J. Am J Surg. 2015 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print]

"Modified aesthetic abdominoplasty approach in perforator free-flap breast reconstruction: Impact of drain free donor site on patient outcomes." Mohan AT, Rammos CK, Gaba P, Schupbach J, Goede WJ, Ballman K, Batdorf N, Cheng A, Saint-Cyr M. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Octreoscan versus FDG-PET for neuroendocrine tumor staging: A biological approach." Squires MH 3rd, Volkan Adsay N, Schuster DM, Russell MC, Cardona K, Delman KA, Winer JH, Altinel D, Sarmiento JM, El-Rayes B, Hawk N, Staley CA 3rd, Maithel SK, Kooby DA. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Substaging nodal status in ampullary carcinomas has significant prognostic value: Proposed revised staging based on an analysis of 313 well-characterized cases." Balci S, Basturk O, Saka B, Bagci P, Postlewait LM, Tajiri T, Jang KT, Ohike N, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Choi H, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, El-Rayes BF, Knight JH, Goodman M, Akkas G, Reid MD, Maithel SK, Adsay V. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Transition to surgical residency: A multi-institutional study of perceived intern preparedness and the effect of a formal residency preparatory course in the fourth year of medical school." Minter RM, Amos KD, Bentz ML, Blair PG, Brandt C, D'Cunha J, Davis E, Delman KA, Deutsch ES, Divino C, Kingsley D, Klingensmith M, Meterissian S, Sachdeva AK, Terhune K, Termuhlen PM, Mullan PB. Acad Med. 2015 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]

"5-year outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement or surgical aortic valve replacement for high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis (PARTNER 1): A randomised controlled trial." Mack MJ, Leon MB, Smith CR, Miller DC, Moses JW, Tuzcu EM, Webb JG, Douglas PS, Anderson WN, Blackstone EH, Kodali SK, Makkar RR, Fontana GP, Kapadia S, Bavaria J, Hahn RT, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Pichard A, Herrmann HC, Brown DL, Williams M, Davidson MJ, Svensson LG; PARTNER 1 trial investigators, Akin J. Lancet. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"5-year outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with standard treatment for patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (PARTNER 1): A randomised controlled trial." Kapadia SR, Leon MB, Makkar RR, Tuzcu EM, Svensson LG, Kodali S, Webb JG, Mack MJ, Douglas PS, Thourani VH, Babaliaros VC, Herrmann HC, Szeto WY, Pichard AD, Williams MR, Fontana GP, Miller DC, Anderson WN, Smith CR; PARTNER trial investigators, Akin JJ, Davidson MJ. Lancet. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Magnetic resonance imaging of rectal cancer: Staging and restaging evaluation." Moreno CC, Sullivan PS, Kalb BT, Tipton RG, Hanley KZ, Kitajima HD, Dixon WT, Votaw JR, Oshinski JN, Mittal PK. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Gene expression profiling for molecular staging of cutaneous melanoma in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy." Gerami P, Cook RW, Russell MC, Wilkinson J, Amaria RN, Gonzalez R, Lyle S, Jackson GL, Greisinger AJ, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Stone JF, Maetzold DJ, Ferris LK, Wayne JD, Cooper C, Obregon R, Delman KA, Lawson D. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Incidence and severity of paravalvular aortic regurgitation with multidetector computed tomography nominal area oversizing or undersizing after transcatheter heart valve replacement with the Sapien 3: A comparison with the Sapien XT." Yang TH, Webb JG, Blanke P, Dvir D, Hansson NC, Nørgaard BL, Thompson CR, Thomas M, Wendler O, Vahanian A, Himbert D, Kodali SK, Hahn RT, Thourani VH, Schymik G, Precious B, Berger A, Wood DA, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J, Jaber WA, Leon MB, Walther T, Leipsic J. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar;8(3):462-71.

"Extra-anatomic right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit: The apical-aortic equivalent for complex right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction." Mori M, Siddharthan R, Kogon B. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1058-60.

"Response to 'comments on 'breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: Report of 2 cases and review of the literature'." Carlson GW. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Mar;35(3):NP78-BP78.

"Extra-anatomic right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit: The apical-aortic equivalent for complex right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction." Mori M, Siddharthan R, Kogon B. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1058-60.

"Discussion: Does breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer affect overall survival? Long-term follow-up of a retrospective population-based cohort." Carlson GW. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):477e-478e.

February

"Successful treatment of a mycotic multifocal thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm as a late sequelae of intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy. Case report and literature review." Davis FM, Miller DJ, Newton D, Arya S, Escobar GA. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with end-stage cardiomyopathy." Alsoufi B, Kanter K, McCracken C, Kogon B, Vincent R, Mahle W, Deshpande S. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

"Domains that determine quality of life in vascular amputees." Suckow BD, Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Veeraswamy RK, Gallagher P, Cronenwett JL, Kraiss LW. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

"Viral-induced CD28 loss evokes costimulation independent alloimmunity." Mou D, Espinosa JE, Stempora L, Iwakoshi NN, Kirk AD. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"Dual islet transplantation modeling of the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction." Martin BM, Samy KP, Lowe MC, Thompson PW, Cano J, Farris AB, Song M, Dove CR, Leopardi FV, Strobert EA, Jenkins JB, Collins BH, Larsen CP, Kirk AD. Am J Transplant. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Evaluating outcomes after correction of the breast conservation therapy deformity." Losken A, Pinell-White X, Hodges M, Egro FM. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Sociodemographic and geographic predictors of quality of care in U.S. patients with end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis." Plantinga LC, Drenkard C, Patzer R, Klein M, Kramer MR, Pastan S, Lim SS, McClellan WM. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Emory Global Surgery Program: Learning to serve the underserved well." Love TP, Martin BM, Tubasiime R, Srinivasan J, Pollock JD, Delman KA. J Surg Educ. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print]

"Murine lung cancer induces generalized T-cell exhaustion." Mittal R, Chen CW, Lyons JD, Margoles LM, Liang Z, Coopersmith CM, Ford ML. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"A translational, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic phase IB clinical study of everolimus in resectable non-small cell lung cancer." Owonikoko TK, Ramalingam SS, Miller DL, Force SD, Sica GL, Mendel J, Chen Z, Rogatko A, Tighiouart M, Harvey RD, Kim S, Saba NF, Pickens A, Behera M, Fu R, Rossi M, Auffermann WF, Torres WE, Bechara R, Deng X, Sun SY, Fu H, Gal AA, Khuri FR. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Conditional disease-free survival after surgical resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A multi-institutional analysis of 502 patients." Bischof DA, Kim Y, Dodson R, Jimenez MC, Behman R, Cocieru A, Fisher SB, Groeschl RT, Squires MH 3rd, Maithel SK, Blazer DG 3rd, Kooby DA, Gamblin TC, Bauer TW, Quereshy FA, Karanicolas PJ, Law CH, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Arrhythmia burden in elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis as determined by continuous electrocardiographic recording: Toward a better understanding of arrhythmic events after transcatheter aortic valve replacement." Urena M, Hayek S, Cheema AN, Serra V, Amat-Santos IJ, Nombela-Franco L, Ribeiro HB, Allende R, Paradis JM, Dumont E, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Francisco Pascual J, Cortés C, Del Blanco BG, Philippon F, Lerakis S, Rodés-Cabau J. Circulation. 2015 Feb 3;131(5):469-77. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

"Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic distal aortic dissection: The jury is still out." Leshnower BG, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2 Suppl):S168-9.

"The great debate: Open or thoracoscopic repair for oesophageal atresia or diaphragmatic hernia." Davenport M, Rothenberg SS, Crabbe DC, Wulkan ML. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;50(2):240-6.

"Defining the acute care surgery curriculum." Duane TM, Dente CJ, Fildes JJ, Davis KA, Jurkovich GJ, Meredith JW, Britt LD. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb;78(2):259-64.

"Detecting performance variance in complex surgical procedures: Analysis of a step-wise technique for laparoscopic right hepatectomy." Toro JP, Patel AD, Lytle NW, Sweeney JF, Medbery RL, Scott Davis S Jr, Lin E, Sarmiento JM. Am J Surg. 2015 Feb;209(2):418-23.

"Development and implementation of an electronic health record generated surgical handoff and rounding tool." Raval MV, Rust L, Thakkar RK, Kurtovic KJ, Nwomeh BC, Besner GE, Kenney BD. J Med Syst. 2015 Feb;39(2):202.

"Lower extremity edema in a child due to pectus excavatum." Iannucci GJ, Slesnick TC, Kogon B, Samai C. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):e29-30.

January

"Survival Benefit of solid-organ transplant in the United States." Rana A, Gruessner A, Agopian VG, Khalpey Z, Riaz IB, Kaplan B, Halazun KJ, Busuttil RW, Gruessner RW. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"A common gene signature across multiple studies relate biomarkers and functional regulation in tolerance to renal allograft." Baron D, Ramstein G, Chesneau M, Echasseriau Y, Pallier A, Paul C, Degauque N, Hernandez-Fuentes MP, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Newell KA, Giral M, Soulillou JP, Houlgatte R, Brouard S. Kidney Int. 2015 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Factors associated with recurrence and survival in lymph node-negative gastric adenocarcinoma: A 7-institution study of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative." Jin LX, Moses LE, Squires MH 3rd, Poultsides GA, Votanopoulos K, Weber SM, Bloomston M, Pawlik TM, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC, Strasberg SM, Schmidt C, Worhunsky DJ, Acher AW, Cardona K, Cho CS, Kooby DA, Levine E, Winslow ER, Saunders ND, Spolverato G, Maithel SK, Fields RC. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Results of heart transplantation following failed staged palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single ventricle anomalies." Alsoufi B, Deshpande S, McCracken C, Kogon B, Vincent R, Mahle W, Kanter K. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"High-risk patients with inoperative aortic stenosis: Use of transapical, transaortic, and transcarotid techniques." Thourani VH, Li C, Devireddy C, Jensen HA, Kilgo P, Leshnower BG, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Nguyen TC, Kanitkar M, Guyton RA, Block PC, Maas AL, Simone A, Keegan P, Merlino J, Stewart JP, Lerakis S, Babaliaros V. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

"Breast necrosis secondary to vasopressor extravasation: Management using indocyanine green angiography and omental flap closure." Hagopian TM, Ghareeb PA, Arslanian BH, Moosavi BL, Carlson GW. Breast J. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

"The emerging role of radiotherapy for desmoplastic melanoma and implications for future research." Oliver DE, Patel KR, Parker D, Delman KA, Lawson DH, Kudchadkar RR, Khan MK. Melanoma Res. 2015 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Midterm results of David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement in acute type a aortic dissection." Leshnower BG, Myung RJ, McPherson L, Chen EP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Does MAP2 play a role in predicting the development of anti-NMDAR encephalitis associated with Benign Ovarian Teratoma? A report of six new pediatric cases." Cundiff C, Elawabdeh N, Naguib MM, Jactel S, El-Demellawy D, Abramowsky CR, Durham MM, Youssef L, Wittkamp ML, Shehata B. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2015 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hydrogen sulfide attenuates high fat diet-induced cardiac dysfunction via the suppression of endoplasmic reticulum stress." Barr LA, Shimizu Y, Lambert JP, Nicholson CK, Calvert JW. Nitric Oxide. 2015 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Costs associated with health care-associated infections in cardiac surgery." Greco G, Shi W, Michler RE, Meltzer DO, Ailawadi G, Hohmann SF, Thourani VH, Argenziano M, Alexander JH, Sankovic K, Gupta L, Blackstone EH, Acker MA, Russo MJ, Lee A, Burks SG, Gelijns AC, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Gardner TJ. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 6;65(1):15-23.

"Prognostic performance of different lymph node staging systems after curative intent resection for gastric adenocarcinoma." Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Kim Y, Squires MH, Poultsides G, Fields RC, Bloomston M, Weber SM, Votanopoulos K, Acher AW, Jin LX, Hawkins WG, Schmidt C, Kooby DA, Worhunsky D, Saunders N, Cho CS, Levine EA, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

"Development of a prognostic genetic signature to predict the metastatic risk associated with cutaneous melanoma." Gerami P, Cook RW, Wilkinson J, Russell MC, Dhillon N, Amaria RN, Gonzalez R, Lyle S, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Jackson GL, Greisinger AJ, Maetzold D, Delman KA, Lawson DH, Stone JF. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 1;21(1):175-83.

"The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons general thoracic surgery databases: Joint standardization of variable definitions and terminology." Fernandez FG, Falcoz PE, Kozower BD, Salati M, Wright CD, Brunelli A. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan;99(1):368-76.

"Introduction to the EBM Hub in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal." Eaves FF 3rd, Thoma A. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Jan;35(1):109-10.

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May

"Prognostic value of serial B-type natriuretic peptide measurement in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (from the PARTNER Trial)." O'Neill BP, Guerrero M, Thourani VH, Kodali S, Heldman A, Williams M, Xu K, Pichard A, Mack M, Babaliaros V, Herrmann HC, Webb J, Douglas PS, Leon MB, O'Neill WW. Am J Cardiol. 2015 May 1;115(9):1265-72.

"Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Address-44th Annual Congress, January 2015, Phoenix, Arizona." Coopersmith CM. Crit Care Med. 2015 May;43(5):931-3.

April

"Pre-transplant antibody screening and anti-CD154 costimulation blockade promote long-term xenograft survival in a pig-to-primate kidney transplant model." Higginbotham L, Mathews D, Breeden CA, Song M, Farris AB 3rd, Larsen CP, Ford ML, Lutz AJ, Tector M, Newell KA, Tector AJ, Adams AB. Xenotransplantation. 2015 Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Conditional probability of long-term survival after liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A multi-institutional analysis of 535 patients." Spolverato G, Kim Y, Ejaz A, Alexandrescu S, Marques H, Aldrighetti L, Gamblin TC, Pulitano C, Bauer TW, Shen F, Sandroussi C, Poultsides G, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Propensity-matched comparisons of clinical outcomes after transapical or transfemoral TAVR: A PARTNER-I trial substudy." Blackstone EH, Suri RM, Rajeswaran J, Babaliaros V, Douglas PS, Fearon WF, Miller DC, Hahn RT, Kapadia SR, Kirtane AJ, Kodali SK, Mack M, Szeto WY, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Williams MR, Akin JJ, Leon MB, Svensson LG. Circulation. 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

"Effect of tricuspid regurgitation and the right heart on survival after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Insights from the placement of aortic transcatheter valves II inoperable cohort." Lindman BR, Maniar HS, Jaber WA, Lerakis S, Mack MJ, Suri RM, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Kereiakes DJ, Whisenant B, Miller DC, Tuzcu EM, Svensson LG, Xu K, Doshi D, Leon MB, Zajarias A. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Apr;8(4).

"A nationwide survey on perception, experience, and expectations of hybrid coronary revascularization among top-ranked US hospitals." Harskamp RE, Halkos ME, Xian Y, Szerlip MA, Poston RS, Mick SL, Lopes RD, Tijssen JG, de Winter RJ, Peterson ED. Am Heart J. 2015 Apr;169(4):557-563.

"An analysis of the effectiveness of a state trauma system: Treatment at designated trauma centers is associated with an increased probability of survival." Ashley DW, Pracht EE, Medeiros RS, Atkins EV, NeSmith EG, Johns TJ, Nicholas JM. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr;78(4):706-14.

"Immediate placement and immediate loading: Surgical technique and clinical pearls." Parelli J, Abramowicz S. Dent Clin North Am. 2015 Apr;59(2):345-355.

March

"Re: - Transplantation for HCC: More haste less speed?" Halazun KJ, Patzer RE, Rana AA, Samstein B, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC. Hepatology. 2015 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print]

"Phyllodes tumors in African American women." Bumpers HL, Tadros T, Gabram-Mendola S, Rizzo M, Martin M, Zaremba N, Okoli J. Am J Surg. 2015 Mar 24. [Epub ahead of print]

"Modified aesthetic abdominoplasty approach in perforator free-flap breast reconstruction: Impact of drain free donor site on patient outcomes." Mohan AT, Rammos CK, Gaba P, Schupbach J, Goede WJ, Ballman K, Batdorf N, Cheng A, Saint-Cyr M. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Octreoscan versus FDG-PET for neuroendocrine tumor staging: A biological approach." Squires MH 3rd, Volkan Adsay N, Schuster DM, Russell MC, Cardona K, Delman KA, Winer JH, Altinel D, Sarmiento JM, El-Rayes B, Hawk N, Staley CA 3rd, Maithel SK, Kooby DA. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Substaging nodal status in ampullary carcinomas has significant prognostic value: Proposed revised staging based on an analysis of 313 well-characterized cases." Balci S, Basturk O, Saka B, Bagci P, Postlewait LM, Tajiri T, Jang KT, Ohike N, Kim GE, Krasinskas A, Choi H, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, El-Rayes BF, Knight JH, Goodman M, Akkas G, Reid MD, Maithel SK, Adsay V. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Transition to surgical residency: A multi-institutional study of perceived intern preparedness and the effect of a formal residency preparatory course in the fourth year of medical school." Minter RM, Amos KD, Bentz ML, Blair PG, Brandt C, D'Cunha J, Davis E, Delman KA, Deutsch ES, Divino C, Kingsley D, Klingensmith M, Meterissian S, Sachdeva AK, Terhune K, Termuhlen PM, Mullan PB. Acad Med. 2015 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]

"5-year outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement or surgical aortic valve replacement for high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis (PARTNER 1): A randomised controlled trial." Mack MJ, Leon MB, Smith CR, Miller DC, Moses JW, Tuzcu EM, Webb JG, Douglas PS, Anderson WN, Blackstone EH, Kodali SK, Makkar RR, Fontana GP, Kapadia S, Bavaria J, Hahn RT, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Pichard A, Herrmann HC, Brown DL, Williams M, Davidson MJ, Svensson LG; PARTNER 1 trial investigators, Akin J. Lancet. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"5-year outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with standard treatment for patients with inoperable aortic stenosis (PARTNER 1): A randomised controlled trial." Kapadia SR, Leon MB, Makkar RR, Tuzcu EM, Svensson LG, Kodali S, Webb JG, Mack MJ, Douglas PS, Thourani VH, Babaliaros VC, Herrmann HC, Szeto WY, Pichard AD, Williams MR, Fontana GP, Miller DC, Anderson WN, Smith CR; PARTNER trial investigators, Akin JJ, Davidson MJ. Lancet. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Magnetic resonance imaging of rectal cancer: Staging and restaging evaluation." Moreno CC, Sullivan PS, Kalb BT, Tipton RG, Hanley KZ, Kitajima HD, Dixon WT, Votaw JR, Oshinski JN, Mittal PK. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Gene expression profiling for molecular staging of cutaneous melanoma in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy." Gerami P, Cook RW, Russell MC, Wilkinson J, Amaria RN, Gonzalez R, Lyle S, Jackson GL, Greisinger AJ, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Stone JF, Maetzold DJ, Ferris LK, Wayne JD, Cooper C, Obregon R, Delman KA, Lawson D. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Incidence and severity of paravalvular aortic regurgitation with multidetector computed tomography nominal area oversizing or undersizing after transcatheter heart valve replacement with the Sapien 3: A comparison with the Sapien XT." Yang TH, Webb JG, Blanke P, Dvir D, Hansson NC, Nørgaard BL, Thompson CR, Thomas M, Wendler O, Vahanian A, Himbert D, Kodali SK, Hahn RT, Thourani VH, Schymik G, Precious B, Berger A, Wood DA, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J, Jaber WA, Leon MB, Walther T, Leipsic J. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Mar;8(3):462-71.

"Extra-anatomic right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit: The apical-aortic equivalent for complex right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction." Mori M, Siddharthan R, Kogon B. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):1058-60.

"Response to 'comments on 'breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma: Report of 2 cases and review of the literature'." Carlson GW. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Mar;35(3):NP78-BP78.

"Discussion: Does breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer affect overall survival? Long-term follow-up of a retrospective population-based cohort." Carlson GW. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar;135(3):477e-478e.

February

"Successful treatment of a mycotic multifocal thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm as a late sequelae of intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy. Case report and literature review." Davis FM, Miller DJ, Newton D, Arya S, Escobar GA. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Outcomes and risk factors for heart transplantation in children with end-stage cardiomyopathy." Alsoufi B, Kanter K, McCracken C, Kogon B, Vincent R, Mahle W, Deshpande S. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

"Domains that determine quality of life in vascular amputees." Suckow BD, Goodney PP, Nolan BW, Veeraswamy RK, Gallagher P, Cronenwett JL, Kraiss LW. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

"Viral-induced CD28 loss evokes costimulation independent alloimmunity." Mou D, Espinosa JE, Stempora L, Iwakoshi NN, Kirk AD. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print]

"Dual islet transplantation modeling of the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction." Martin BM, Samy KP, Lowe MC, Thompson PW, Cano J, Farris AB, Song M, Dove CR, Leopardi FV, Strobert EA, Jenkins JB, Collins BH, Larsen CP, Kirk AD. Am J Transplant. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]

"Evaluating outcomes after correction of the breast conservation therapy deformity." Losken A, Pinell-White X, Hodges M, Egro FM. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Sociodemographic and geographic predictors of quality of care in U.S. patients with end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis." Plantinga LC, Drenkard C, Patzer R, Klein M, Kramer MR, Pastan S, Lim SS, McClellan WM. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"Emory Global Surgery Program: Learning to serve the underserved well." Love TP, Martin BM, Tubasiime R, Srinivasan J, Pollock JD, Delman KA. J Surg Educ. 2015 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print]

"Murine lung cancer induces generalized T-cell exhaustion." Mittal R, Chen CW, Lyons JD, Margoles LM, Liang Z, Coopersmith CM, Ford ML. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print]

"A translational, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic phase IB clinical study of everolimus in resectable non-small cell lung cancer." Owonikoko TK, Ramalingam SS, Miller DL, Force SD, Sica GL, Mendel J, Chen Z, Rogatko A, Tighiouart M, Harvey RD, Kim S, Saba NF, Pickens A, Behera M, Fu R, Rossi M, Auffermann WF, Torres WE, Bechara R, Deng X, Sun SY, Fu H, Gal AA, Khuri FR. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Conditional disease-free survival after surgical resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A multi-institutional analysis of 502 patients." Bischof DA, Kim Y, Dodson R, Jimenez MC, Behman R, Cocieru A, Fisher SB, Groeschl RT, Squires MH 3rd, Maithel SK, Blazer DG 3rd, Kooby DA, Gamblin TC, Bauer TW, Quereshy FA, Karanicolas PJ, Law CH, Pawlik TM. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]

"Arrhythmia burden in elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis as determined by continuous electrocardiographic recording: Toward a better understanding of arrhythmic events after transcatheter aortic valve replacement." Urena M, Hayek S, Cheema AN, Serra V, Amat-Santos IJ, Nombela-Franco L, Ribeiro HB, Allende R, Paradis JM, Dumont E, Thourani VH, Babaliaros V, Francisco Pascual J, Cortés C, Del Blanco BG, Philippon F, Lerakis S, Rodés-Cabau J. Circulation. 2015 Feb 3;131(5):469-77. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

"Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic distal aortic dissection: The jury is still out." Leshnower BG, Thourani VH. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2 Suppl):S168-9.

"The great debate: Open or thoracoscopic repair for oesophageal atresia or diaphragmatic hernia." Davenport M, Rothenberg SS, Crabbe DC, Wulkan ML. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Feb;50(2):240-6.

"Defining the acute care surgery curriculum." Duane TM, Dente CJ, Fildes JJ, Davis KA, Jurkovich GJ, Meredith JW, Britt LD. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Feb;78(2):259-64.

"Detecting performance variance in complex surgical procedures: Analysis of a step-wise technique for laparoscopic right hepatectomy." Toro JP, Patel AD, Lytle NW, Sweeney JF, Medbery RL, Scott Davis S Jr, Lin E, Sarmiento JM. Am J Surg. 2015 Feb;209(2):418-23.

"Development and implementation of an electronic health record generated surgical handoff and rounding tool." Raval MV, Rust L, Thakkar RK, Kurtovic KJ, Nwomeh BC, Besner GE, Kenney BD. J Med Syst. 2015 Feb;39(2):202.

"Lower extremity edema in a child due to pectus excavatum." Iannucci GJ, Slesnick TC, Kogon B, Samai C. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):e29-30.

January

"Survival Benefit of solid-organ transplant in the United States." Rana A, Gruessner A, Agopian VG, Khalpey Z, Riaz IB, Kaplan B, Halazun KJ, Busuttil RW, Gruessner RW. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"A common gene signature across multiple studies relate biomarkers and functional regulation in tolerance to renal allograft." Baron D, Ramstein G, Chesneau M, Echasseriau Y, Pallier A, Paul C, Degauque N, Hernandez-Fuentes MP, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Newell KA, Giral M, Soulillou JP, Houlgatte R, Brouard S. Kidney Int. 2015 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

"Factors associated with recurrence and survival in lymph node-negative gastric adenocarcinoma: A 7-institution study of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative." Jin LX, Moses LE, Squires MH 3rd, Poultsides GA, Votanopoulos K, Weber SM, Bloomston M, Pawlik TM, Hawkins WG, Linehan DC, Strasberg SM, Schmidt C, Worhunsky DJ, Acher AW, Cardona K, Cho CS, Kooby DA, Levine E, Winslow ER, Saunders ND, Spolverato G, Maithel SK, Fields RC. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

"Results of heart transplantation following failed staged palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single ventricle anomalies." Alsoufi B, Deshpande S, McCracken C, Kogon B, Vincent R, Mahle W, Kanter K. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print]

"High-risk patients with inoperative aortic stenosis: Use of transapical, transaortic, and transcarotid techniques." Thourani VH, Li C, Devireddy C, Jensen HA, Kilgo P, Leshnower BG, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Nguyen TC, Kanitkar M, Guyton RA, Block PC, Maas AL, Simone A, Keegan P, Merlino J, Stewart JP, Lerakis S, Babaliaros V. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

"Breast necrosis secondary to vasopressor extravasation: Management using indocyanine green angiography and omental flap closure." Hagopian TM, Ghareeb PA, Arslanian BH, Moosavi BL, Carlson GW. Breast J. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

"The emerging role of radiotherapy for desmoplastic melanoma and implications for future research." Oliver DE, Patel KR, Parker D, Delman KA, Lawson DH, Kudchadkar RR, Khan MK. Melanoma Res. 2015 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print]

"Midterm results of David V valve-sparing aortic root replacement in acute type a aortic dissection." Leshnower BG, Myung RJ, McPherson L, Chen EP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

"Does MAP2 play a role in predicting the development of anti-NMDAR encephalitis associated with Benign Ovarian Teratoma? A report of six new pediatric cases." Cundiff C, Elawabdeh N, Naguib MM, Jactel S, El-Demellawy D, Abramowsky CR, Durham MM, Youssef L, Wittkamp ML, Shehata B. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2015 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

"Hydrogen sulfide attenuates high fat diet-induced cardiac dysfunction via the suppression of endoplasmic reticulum stress." Barr LA, Shimizu Y, Lambert JP, Nicholson CK, Calvert JW. Nitric Oxide. 2015 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]

"Costs associated with health care-associated infections in cardiac surgery." Greco G, Shi W, Michler RE, Meltzer DO, Ailawadi G, Hohmann SF, Thourani VH, Argenziano M, Alexander JH, Sankovic K, Gupta L, Blackstone EH, Acker MA, Russo MJ, Lee A, Burks SG, Gelijns AC, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Gardner TJ. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 6;65(1):15-23.

"Prognostic performance of different lymph node staging systems after curative intent resection for gastric adenocarcinoma." Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Kim Y, Squires MH, Poultsides G, Fields RC, Bloomston M, Weber SM, Votanopoulos K, Acher AW, Jin LX, Hawkins WG, Schmidt C, Kooby DA, Worhunsky D, Saunders N, Cho CS, Levine EA, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM. Ann Surg. 2015 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]

"Development of a prognostic genetic signature to predict the metastatic risk associated with cutaneous melanoma." Gerami P, Cook RW, Wilkinson J, Russell MC, Dhillon N, Amaria RN, Gonzalez R, Lyle S, Johnson CE, Oelschlager KM, Jackson GL, Greisinger AJ, Maetzold D, Delman KA, Lawson DH, Stone JF. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 1;21(1):175-83.

"The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons general thoracic surgery databases: Joint standardization of variable definitions and terminology." Fernandez FG, Falcoz PE, Kozower BD, Salati M, Wright CD, Brunelli A. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan;99(1):368-76.

"Introduction to the EBM Hub in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal." Eaves FF 3rd, Thoma A. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Jan;35(1):109-10.

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