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  4. EditorialTAVR 2.0: Professional Societies Collaborating to Measure, Assure, and Improve Quality

    Address correspondence to Dr Shahian, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA;02114.;Address correspondence to Dr Shahian, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA;02114.

  5. How i teach itSupraclavicular Approach to the Brachial Plexus: How I Teach It

    Address correspondence to Dr Mackinnon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8238, St. Louis, MO;63110.;Address correspondence to Dr Mackinnon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University ...

  6. Ethics in cardiothoracic surgeryNeighborly Help or Itinerant Surgery?

    Address correspondence to Dr Sade, Medical University of South Carolina, 30 Courtenay Dr, Ste 277, MSC 295, Charleston, SC;29425-2270.;Address correspondence to Dr Sade, Medical University of South Carolina, 30 Courtenay Dr, Ste 277, MSC 295, Charleston, SC;29425-2270.

  7. Outcomes analysis, quality improvement, and patient safetyThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database Annual Report: Evolving Indications, Outcomes, and Scientific Partnerships

    Mean CF LVAD support duration was 20 months (31,563 patient-years). One-year survival for isolated CF LVADs was 83% and 5-year survival was 46%. One-year survivals for centrifugal versus axial flow devices were 85% and 84%, respectively. Patients who required concomitant RVAD support had 1...

  8. Invited commentaryInvited Commentary

  9. Original articleGeneral thoracicComparison of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery to Upfront Surgery for Thymic Malignancy

    In the matched cohort, there were no significant differences in postoperative mortality (;value not calculated), postoperative complications (;= 0.405), and hospital length of stay (;= 0.821) between the two groups. However, the neoadjuvant chemotherapy group showed significantly higher tr...

  10. Original articleGeneral thoracicFactors Associated With New Persistent Opioid Usage After Lung Resection

    We evaluated data from opioid-naïve cancer patients undergoing lung resection between 2010 and 2014 using insurance claims from the Truven Health MarketScan Databases. New persistent opioid usage was defined as continued opioid prescription fills between 90 and 180 days following surgery....