Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Craig R. Smith
Where have all the clinical trials gone?
W(h)ither the hybrid? Up the “Slope of Enlightenment”
Aortic valve repair and aortic valve–sparing operations
Practice improves performance on a coronary anastomosis simulator, attending surgeon supervision does not
Discussion
Practice improves performance on a coronary anastomosis simulator, attending surgeon supervision does not
Characteristics and outcomes of secondary nodules identified on initial computed tomography scan for patients undergoing resection for primary non–small cell lung cancer
The prevalence and fate of secondary nodules found in patients undergoing resection for lung cancer
Preoperative computed tomography–guided microcoil localization of small peripheral pulmonary nodules: A prospective randomized controlled trial
Discussion
Oh where, oh where can that little nodule be?
Utility of mediastinoscopy in clinical stage I lung cancers at risk for occult mediastinal nodal metastases
Discussion
Old habits die hard
Does the method of radiologic surveillance affect survival after resection of stage I non–small cell lung cancer?
Discussion
Lung cancer survivors need lung cancer screening
Intraoperative conversion from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy to open thoracotomy: A study of causes and implications
Discussion
Are we looking at a surgical black box in the future?
Long-term results and predictors of survival after surgical resection of patients with lung cancer and interstitial lung diseases
Discussion
Can patients with interstitial lung disease safely undergo pulmonary resection?
Pneumonectomy for lung cancer: Contemporary national early morbidity and mortality outcomes
Discussion
A French connection
Risk stratification of patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for soft tissue and bone sarcomas
Doubt about effectiveness of lung metastasectomy for sarcoma
Thymic carcinoma outcomes and prognosis: Results of an international analysis
Discussion
Rarest of a rare disease: Challenges in advancing our knowledge of thymic carcinoma
Outcome of primary neuroendocrine tumors of the thymus: A joint analysis of the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons databases
What comes out of Pandora's box?
Rationale and results of the Stanford modification of the David V reimplantation technique for valve-sparing aortic root replacement
Valve-sparing aortic root replacement: Too many cooks?
Aortic root surgery in the United States: A report from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database
Predictors of early and medium-term outcome of 200 consecutive aortic valve and root repairs
Aortic valve repair: Easy and reproducible?
Aborted sternotomy due to unexpected porcelain aorta: Does transcatheter aortic valve replacement offer an alternative choice?
Individualized treatment strategies for patients with aortic valve disease and porcelain aorta
Early and late outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection with intramural hematoma
A is A
Endovascular stent grafting for ascending aorta repair in high-risk patients
Discussion
One-year results of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury (RESCUE trial)
“RESCUE me”: Sweet music for patients with aortic transection
Do differences in early hemodynamic performance of current generation biologic aortic valves predict outcomes 1 year following surgery?
A game of millimeters
Avoiding aortic clamping during coronary artery bypass grafting reduces postoperative stroke
Don't touch that aorta!
Hybrid palliation for critical systemic outflow obstruction: Neither rapid stage 1 Norwood nor comprehensive stage 2 mitigate consequences of early risk factors
Discussion
Hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Where do we stand now?
Stage 1 hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome—assessment of contemporary patterns of use: An analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Discussion
Stage 1 hybrid palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome—assessment of contemporary patterns of use: An analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Earlier stage 1 palliation is associated with better clinical outcomes and lower costs for neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Timing is everything—Or is it?
Results of palliation with an initial pulmonary artery band in patients with single ventricle associated with unrestricted pulmonary blood flow
Strike up the band!
Prophylactic peritoneal dialysis catheter does not decrease time to achieve a negative fluid balance after the Norwood procedure: A randomized controlled trial
Prophylactic peritoneal dialysis after the Norwood procedure: Worth the risk?
Improved outcomes with peritoneal dialysis catheter placement after cardiopulmonary bypass in infants
Does peritoneal dialysis improve outcomes after heart surgery in infants?
Technical feasibility and intermediate outcomes of using a handcrafted, area-preserving, bifurcated Y-graft modification of the Fontan procedure
Fontan modification with a Y-graft
Flow simulations and validation for the first cohort of patients undergoing the Y-graft Fontan procedure
Optimizing hepatic flow distribution with the Fontan Y-graft: Lessons from computational simulations
Minimally invasive transthoracic device closure of isolated ventricular septal defects without cardiopulmonary bypass: Long-term follow-up results
Discussion
“The times they are a-changin'”
Continuous-flow ventricular assist device exchange is safe and effective in prolonging support time in patients with end-stage heart failure
Discussion
Problem with your pump? Just swap it out
Pathologic von Willebrand factor degradation with a left ventricular assist device occurs via two distinct mechanisms: Mechanical demolition and enzymatic cleavage
A new spin on acquired von Willebrand factor deficiency during continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in the United States: An evolving strategy in the management of rapidly advancing pulmonary disease
Discussion
Variation in transfusion rates within a single institution: Exploring the effect of differing practice patterns on the likelihood of blood product transfusion in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Transfusion practice in cardiac surgery: Ars longa, vita brevis, iudicium difficile (the art is long, life is short, and decision difficult)
Presurgical levels of circulating cell-derived microparticles discriminate between patients with and without transfusion in coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Microparticles: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Effect of the amount of intraoperative fluid administration on postoperative pulmonary complications following anatomic lung resections
Discussion
A dry lung is a happy lung: More supporting evidence
Changing glucose control target and risk of surgical site infection in a Southeast Asian population
The pros and cons of intensive insulin therapy
Physical exercise reduces transplant arteriosclerosis in a mouse aorta transplantation model
Of mice and men … does exercise decrease progression of transplant coronary vasculopathy?
A randomized assessment of an advanced tissue preservation technology in the juvenile sheep model
Bioprosthetic valve durability: The proof is in the pudding
Preconditioning of skeletal myoblast-based engineered tissue constructs enables functional coupling to myocardium in vivo
Feel isolated? Bridging communication between host myocardium and skeletal myoblast grafts
Directly measuring spinal cord blood flow and spinal cord perfusion pressure via the collateral network: Correlations with changes in systemic blood pressure
Preventing spinal cord injury during thoracic aortic surgery: Simpler than we thought?
C-terminal tensin-like protein mediates invasion of human lung cancer cells and is regulated by signal transducer and activator of transcription 3
STAT3, Cten, and lung cancer: Simultaneous excitement and caution
The 4E-BP1/eIF4E ratio is a determinant for rapamycin response in esophageal cancer cells
What the Human Genome Project hasn't told us: The epigenetics of development of esophageal squamous cell cancer
Spot the mesh: Six-month follow-up
Intra-annular mitral valve replacement in neonates and infants
Bilobectomy with superior pulmonary vein reconstruction with a greater saphenous vein autograft to avoid pneumonectomy
BENEFITS OF SUTURELESS AORTIC VALVES MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO REDUCED CROSSCLAMP TIME
WHAT IS THE REALITY? THE SURGEON VERSUS THE CARDIOLOGIST DEPLOYMENT INSUFFICINECIES IN TAVI PROCEDURES: PARAVALVULAR LEAK, ANNULAR RUPTURE, AND PACEMAKER NEED
WE HAVE TO BE PIONEERS: WE OWE IT TO THE FUTURE GENERATIONS
IS PLEURODESIS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX A MISNOMER—AND IF IT WORKS, DOES IT MATTER?
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Postsurgical lobar torsion in an unusual setting
Novel sequential bridge to lung transplant in an awake patient