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Risk Prediction in Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide for Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Nov 27;108(5):1573-1582. Epub 2019 Jun 27.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee; Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.126DOI Listing
November 2019

Cardiopulmonary Testing Before Lung Resection: What Are Thoracic Surgeons Doing?

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Oct 7;108(4):1006-1012. Epub 2019 Jun 7.

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, California; Outcomes Research Group, Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, California. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.057DOI Listing
October 2019

Commentary: Invasive mediastinal staging for patients with lung cancer-We need to do better!

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Oct 24;158(4):1230-1231. Epub 2019 May 24.

Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.05.015DOI Listing
October 2019

The use and misuse of indirectly standardized, risk-adjusted outcomes and star ratings.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Oct 8. Epub 2019 Oct 8.

Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.010DOI Listing
October 2019

Discussion.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Oct 9. Epub 2019 Oct 9.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.08.043DOI Listing
October 2019

Commentary: Lung cancer resection in the United States: Is regionalization the answer?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Oct 15. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.009DOI Listing
October 2019

Commentary: The association between hormone-replacement therapy and non-small cell lung cancer in women.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Oct 15. Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.10.007DOI Listing
October 2019

Commentary: Humpty Dumpty and creative autotransplantation.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Sep 23;158(3):e125. Epub 2019 May 23.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.105DOI Listing
September 2019

Trends in Treatment of T1N0 Esophageal Cancer.

Ann Surg 2019 Sep;270(3):434-443

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003466DOI Listing
September 2019

Aorticopulmonary Paraganglioma with Symptomatic Postoperative Bradycardia.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Sep 27. Epub 2019 Sep 27.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.046DOI Listing
September 2019

Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening Availability: Lessons From Southwest Virginia.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 08 2;108(2):412-416. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6666421PMC
August 2019

Utilization Trends, Outcomes, and Cost in Minimally Invasive Lobectomy.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Aug 7. Epub 2019 Aug 7.

Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.049DOI Listing
August 2019

A Clinical Nomogram for Predicting Node-positive Disease in Esophageal Cancer.

Ann Surg 2019 Jul 3. Epub 2019 Jul 3.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003450DOI Listing
July 2019

Commentary: Where have all the lymph nodes gone?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jun 19;157(6):2468. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.020DOI Listing
June 2019

Immunonutrition in the esophagectomy patient: food for thought.

J Thorac Dis 2019 Jun;11(6):2218-2221

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.05.63DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6626774PMC
June 2019

Thoracic Surgeons' Beliefs and Practices on Smoking Cessation Before Lung Resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 May 23;107(5):1494-1499. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, California. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.11.055DOI Listing
May 2019

Technical Considerations for Lung Transplantation in Kartagener's Syndrome.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 May 26;107(5):e337-e339. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.095DOI Listing
May 2019

Reply.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr 14;107(4):1287. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8234, St. Louis, MO 63110. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.11.026DOI Listing
April 2019

Induction Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer: Does Dose Affect Outcomes?

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 03 13;107(3):903-911. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.064DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382550PMC
March 2019

The role of small or single-institution prospective studies in thoracic research.

J Thorac Dis 2019 Mar;11(Suppl 4):S555-S561

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.01.18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6465428PMC
March 2019

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in Thoracic Surgery.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Autumn;30(3):342-349. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.06.001DOI Listing
January 2019

Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 01;107(1):294-301

Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.06.005DOI Listing
January 2019

Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival after lung transplantation: An International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Thoracic Transplant Registry analysis.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2019 01 25;38(1):5-16. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri; Divisions of General Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2018.09.016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431291PMC
January 2019

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2018 Annual Report.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 12 13;106(6):1603-1611. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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December 2018

Use of national databases: interpreting treatment outcomes using real-world data.

J Thorac Dis 2018 Dec;10(12):E828-E829

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.11.129DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344667PMC
December 2018

Comorbidity Assessment in the National Cancer Database for Patients With Surgically Resected Breast, Colorectal, or Lung Cancer (AFT-01, -02, -03).

J Oncol Pract 2018 10 12;14(10):e631-e643. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

University of California San Francisco; San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL; and Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JOP.18.00175DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6184079PMC
October 2018

The role of a decision analysis in treatment of T2N0 esophageal cancer.

J Thorac Dis 2018 Sep;10(Suppl 26):S3309-S3310

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.08.47DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186632PMC
September 2018

Long-Term Results for Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer: Comparing Lobectomy and Sublobar Resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 08 23;106(2):375-381. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.049DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6375491PMC
August 2018

Current State of Empyema Management.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 06 14;105(6):1589-1596. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.027DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964038PMC
June 2018

Lung Focused Resuscitation at a Specialized Donor Care Facility Improves Lung Procurement Rates.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 05 11;105(5):1531-1536. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.12.009DOI Listing
May 2018

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 05 5;105(5):1304-1307. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.02.006DOI Listing
May 2018

Paraesophageal hernias: "You say potato, I say potato".

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 03;155(3):1347

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.094DOI Listing
March 2018

A pilot study of patient-centered outcome assessment using PROMIS for patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

Support Care Cancer 2017 10 24;25(10):3103-3112. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

School of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, P.O. Box 800717, Charlottesville, VA, 22908-0821, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3718-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5577058PMC
October 2017

Treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer: What's trending?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 09 5;154(3):1080-1087. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.122DOI Listing
September 2017

Perioperative statin use is associated with decreased incidence of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2017 Sep 6;36(9):948-956. Epub 2017 May 6.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2017.05.007DOI Listing
September 2017

Pain, pain, go away: The importance of measuring patient-reported outcomes.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 08 18;154(2):660. Epub 2017 Mar 18.

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.031DOI Listing
August 2017

Prospective study of giant paraesophageal hernia repair with 1-year follow-up.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 08 11;154(2):743-751. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.138DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5659114PMC
August 2017

Volume-Outcome Relationships in Thoracic Surgery.

Thorac Surg Clin 2017 Aug 5;27(3):251-256. Epub 2017 May 5.

University of Virginia School of Medicine, PO Box 800717, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2017.03.004DOI Listing
August 2017

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database 2017 Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 May;103(5):1378-1383

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.073DOI Listing
May 2017

Postoperative Hypoglycemia Is Associated With Worse Outcomes After Cardiac Operations.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Feb 25;103(2):526-532. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.121DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5762111PMC
February 2017

Impact of age and comorbidity on treatment of non-small cell lung cancer recurrence following complete resection: A nationally representative cohort study.

Lung Cancer 2016 12 9;102:108-117. Epub 2016 Nov 9.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University, One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Suite 3108, Queeny Tower, St. Louis, MO 63110-1013, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.11.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172386PMC
December 2016

Physician-Owned Surgical Hospitals Outperform Other Hospitals in Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 10 5;223(4):559-67. Epub 2016 Aug 5.

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Electronic address:

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045811PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.07.014DOI Listing
October 2016

Invited Commentary: Administrative vs Clinical Data: The Struggle Continues.

J Am Coll Surg 2016 10;223(4):557-8

St Louis, MO.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.07.001DOI Listing
October 2016

Enteral Access is not Required for Esophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Neoadjuvant Therapy.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Sep 19;102(3):948-954. Epub 2016 May 19.

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address:

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September 2016

Management of One-lung Ventilation: Impact of Tidal Volume on Complications after Thoracic Surgery.

Anesthesiology 2016 06;124(6):1286-95

From the Department of Anesthesiology (R.S.B., D.A.C., M.E.D., B.I.N.) and Department of Surgery (B.D.K.), University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (T.L.M.); and Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont (S.P.B.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000001100DOI Listing
June 2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database Update on Outcomes and Quality.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 May 31;101(5):1646-54. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.02.099DOI Listing
May 2016

Comparative Effectiveness of Esophagectomy Versus Endoscopic Treatment for Esophageal High-grade Dysplasia.

Ann Surg 2016 Apr;263(4):719-26

*Department of Surgery/Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA †Department of Surgery/Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO ‡Department of Medicine/Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA §Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001387DOI Listing
April 2016

Readmission predicts 90-day mortality after esophagectomy: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry linked to Medicare outcomes.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Nov 28;150(5):1254-60. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

Division of Thoracic Surgery/Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.071DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4637190PMC
November 2015

Propensity scores: Methods, considerations, and applications in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Jul 2;150(1):14-9. Epub 2015 Apr 2.

Department of Public Heath Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va; Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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July 2015

Anastomotic leaks and cancer recurrence: Associations versus causality.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Jul 7;150(1):49. Epub 2015 May 7.

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.05.005DOI Listing
July 2015

Failure-to-rescue: An evolving quality metric.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 May 12;149(5):1247-8. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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May 2015

Utility of mediastinoscopy in clinical stage I lung cancers at risk for occult mediastinal nodal metastases.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Jan 17;149(1):35-41, 42.e1. Epub 2014 Sep 17.

Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.08.075DOI Listing
January 2015

Readmission after lung cancer resection is associated with a 6-fold increase in 90-day postoperative mortality.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Nov 18;148(5):2261-2267.e1. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va; Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.04.026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4201876PMC
November 2014

A decision aid to improve smoking abstinence for families facing cancer.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2014 Nov;41(6):649-58

Office for Nursing Research, University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1188/14.ONF.649-658DOI Listing
November 2014

Predictors of early recurrence for node-negative t1 to t2b non-small cell lung cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Oct 16;98(4):1175-83. Epub 2014 Aug 16.

Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.061DOI Listing
October 2014

Early removal of urinary catheter after surgery requiring thoracic epidural: a prospective trial.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Oct;28(5):1302-6

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2014.05.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4185405PMC
October 2014

Editorial comment.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Sep 20;148(3):848-9. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.02.042DOI Listing
September 2014

Understanding mortality as a quality indicator after esophagectomy.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Aug 17;98(2):506-11; discussion 511-2. Epub 2014 May 17.

Department of Surgery, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Department of Public Health Sciences, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.03.041DOI Listing
August 2014

CASE 6-2014: anesthetic management of thoracoscopic lobectomy in a patient with severe biventricular dysfunction.

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014 Jun 29;28(3):826-35. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2013.02.015DOI Listing
June 2014

Postoperative mortality is an inadequate quality indicator for lung cancer resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Mar 28;97(3):973-9; discussion 978-9. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4174318PMC
March 2014

Predictors of hospital discharge to an extended care facility after major general thoracic surgery.

Am Surg 2014 Mar;80(3):284-9

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

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March 2014

Marginal pulmonary function should not preclude lobectomy in selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Feb 16;147(2):738-44; Discussion 744-6. Epub 2013 Nov 16.

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va; Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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Influence of hemodialysis on clinical outcomes after lung transplantation.

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Induction chemoradiotherapy and surgery for esophageal cancer: survival benefit with downstaging.

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Special treatment issues in non-small cell lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

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Invited commentary.

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Pulmonary resections performed at hospitals with thoracic surgery residency programs have superior outcomes.

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Differences in reported esophageal cancer resection outcomes between national clinical and administrative databases.

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