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1. Lushaj EB, Dhingra R, Chindhy S, Akhter S, Kohmoto T, Ulschmid S, Osaki S, Badami A, Lozonschi L. To use or not to use? Amiodarone before heart transplantation. Surgery 2016 Nov 19.
[PubMed ID: 27876282]
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2. Tang PC, Badami A, Akhter SA, Osaki S, Lozonschi L, Kohmoto T, De Oliveira N. Efficacy of Aortic Valve Resuspension in Establishing Valve Competence in Acute Type A Dissections. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2016 Nov 15.
[PubMed ID: 27863732]
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3. Macke RA. Peter Piper's pursuit of a perfect, parsimonious predictive model for prolonged air leaks. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Nov 3.
[PubMed ID: 27876496]
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4. Macke RA, Templin TP, Blasberg JD. Chest Discomfort and Longstanding Dyspnea on Exertion. JAMA Surg 2016 Oct 1; 151(10):979-980.
[PubMed ID: 27533325]
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5. Taylor LJ, Greenberg CC, Lidor AO, Leverson GE, Maloney JD, Macke RA. Utilization of surgical treatment for local and locoregional esophageal cancer: Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. Cancer 2016 Sep 28.
[PubMed ID: 27680893]
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6. Anagnostopoulos PV. When to repair coarctation associated with hypoplastic aortic arch through the front: Are we asking the questions that really matter? J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Dec; 152(6):1475-1476.
[PubMed ID: 27697355]
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7. Macke RA, Luketich JD, Pennathur A, Levy RM. Reply. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2016 Sep; 102(3):1027-8.
[PubMed ID: 27549525]
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8. Blasberg JD, Seder CW, Leverson G, Shan Y, Maloney JD, Macke RA. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer: Current Practice Patterns and Predictors of Adoption. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2016 Dec; 102(6):1854-1862.
[PubMed ID: 27592603]
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9. Ditah C, Templin T, Mandal R, Pinchot JW, Macke RA. Isolated intrapulmonary teratoma. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Dec; 152(6):e129-e131.
[PubMed ID: 27576374]
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10. Anagnostopoulos PV. A large international single-center case-series of coronary artery fistulas in children: When high clinical research standards adopted globally create exciting opportunities for the future. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Oct; 152(4):1131-2.
[PubMed ID: 27342732]
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11. Lushaj EB, Schreiner A, Jonuzi B, Badami A, DeOliveira N, Lozonschi L. Short-term clinical outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting at a single Veterans Affairs Medical Center. J Cardiothorac Surg 2016 May 17; 11(1):83.
[PubMed ID: 27185173, PMCID: 4869294]
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12. Lushaj E, Julliard W, Akhter S, Leverson G, Maloney J, Cornwell RD, Meyer KC, DeOliveira N. Timing and Frequency of Unplanned Readmissions After Lung Transplantation Impact Long-Term Survival. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2016 Aug; 102(2):378-84.
[PubMed ID: 27154148]
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13. Quarto C, Davies S, Duncan A, Lindsay A, Lutter G, Lozonschi L, Moat N. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation: 30-day Outcome of First-in-Man Experience With an Apically Tethered Device. Innovations (Phila) 2016 May-Jun; 11(3):174-8.
[PubMed ID: 27537190]
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14. 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 Jul; 152(1):187-8.
[PubMed ID: 27343913]
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15. Lushaj EB, Nelson K, Amond K, Kenny E, Badami A, Anagnostopoulos PV. Timely Post-discharge Telephone Follow-Up is a Useful Tool in Identifying Post-discharge Complications Patients After Congenital Heart Surgery. Pediatr Cardiol 2016 Aug; 37(6):1106-10.
[PubMed ID: 27064092]
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16. Macke RA. Work hard, play hard-especially with the little ones. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Aug; 152(2):360-1.
[PubMed ID: 27140169]
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17. Gillinov AM, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Raiten JM, Groh MA, Bowdish ME, Ailawadi G, Kirkwood KA, Perrault LP, Parides MK, Smith RL, Kern JA, Dussault G, Hackmann AE, Jeffries NO, Miller MA, Taddei-Peters WC, Rose EA, Weisel RD, Williams DL, Mangusan RF, Argenziano M, Moquete EG, O'Sullivan KL, Pellerin M, Shah KJ, Gammie JS, Mayer ML, Voisine P, Gelijns AC, O'Gara PT, Mack MJ, CTSN . Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery. N. Engl. J. Med. 2016 May 19; 374(20):1911-21.
[PubMed ID: 27043047, PMCID: 4908812]
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18. Leon MB, Smith CR, Mack MJ, Makkar RR, Svensson LG, Kodali SK, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Miller DC, Herrmann HC, Doshi D, Cohen DJ, Pichard AD, Kapadia S, Dewey T, Babaliaros V, Szeto WY, Williams MR, Kereiakes D, Zajarias A, Greason KL, Whisenant BK, Hodson RW, Moses JW, Trento A, Brown DL, Fearon WF, Pibarot P, Hahn RT, Jaber WA, Anderson WN, Alu MC, Webb JG, PARTNER 2 Investigators . Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. N. Engl. J. Med. 2016 Apr 28; 374(17):1609-20.
[PubMed ID: 27040324]
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19. Schmocker RK, Vanness DJ, Macke RA, Akhter SA, Maloney JD, Blasberg JD. Outpatient air leak management after lobectomy: a CMS cost analysis. J. Surg. Res. 2016 Jun 15; 203(2):390-7.
[PubMed ID: 27363648, PMCID: 4926869]
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20. Chen JT, Bonneau LA, Weigel TL, Maloney JD, Castro F, Shulzhenko N, Bentz ML. A Twelve-Year Consecutive Case Experience in Thoracic Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2016 Mar; 4(3):e638.
[PubMed ID: 27257568, PMCID: 4874282]
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21. Anagnostopoulos PV. A proposed modification of the arterial switch operation: When better may not be the enemy of good. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Jun; 151(6):e93-4.
[PubMed ID: 27016789]
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22. Akhter SA. Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices and bleeding events: Is there a biological role for decreasing pump speed? J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 Jun; 151(6):1755-6.
[PubMed ID: 26971386]
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23. Macke RA. The concept of intraoperative, "unsuspected" N2: It's suspect. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016 May; 151(5):1389-90.
[PubMed ID: 26874606]
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24. Macke RA. Digging Deeper to Understand the Challenges of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy. Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2016; 28(1):180-1.
[PubMed ID: 27568158]
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