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Cardiac Surgery and Related Outcomes

Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest:

  • Fielding-Singh, Vikram, et al. (2020). A Population-Based Analysis of Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest in the United States. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 130(3), 627–634. doi:10.1213/ane.0000000000004477.

Postoperative Complications and Readmissions:

  • Bailey, Katherine L., et al. (2019). Short-Term Readmissions After Open, Thoracoscopic, and Robotic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer Based on the Nationwide Readmissions Database. World Journal of Surgery, 43(5), 1377–1384. doi:10.1007/s00268-018-04900-0.
  • Juo, Yen-Yi, et al. (2019). Does left atrial appendage ligation during coronary bypass surgery decrease the incidence of postoperative stroke? Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 156(2), 578-585. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.02.089.
  • McElroy, I., et al. (2016). Use of digital health kits to reduce readmission after cardiac surgery. Journal of Surgical Research, 204(1), 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.04.028.
  • Juo, Y-Y, et al. (2017). Does Travel Distance Affect Readmission Rates after Cardiac Surgery? American Surgeon, 83(10), 1170-1173. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29391118.
  • Mukdad, L., et al. (2018). Readmission and resource utilization after orthotopic heart transplant versus ventricular assist device in the National Readmissions Database, 2010-2014. Surgery, 164(2), 274-281. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2018.04.013.
  • Postel, M., et al. (2014). The cost of preventing readmissions: why surgeons should lead the effort. American Surgeon, 80(10), 1003-1006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25264648.

Cardiac Surgery Procedures and Techniques:

  • Seo, Y-J, et al. (2018). A nationwide study of treatment modalities for thoracic aortic injury. Surgery, 164(2), 300-305. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2018.04.015.
  • Iyengar, A., et al. (2018). Predictors of cardiogenic shock in cardiac surgery patients receiving intra-aortic balloon pumps. Surgery, 163(6), 1317-1323. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2017.11.021.
  • Santhanam, A., et al. (2016). GPU-Based Parallelized Solver for Large Scale Vascular Blood Flow Modeling and Simulations. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 220, 345-351. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27046603.
  • Ashfaq, A., et al. (2016). Impact of an Institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on Bacteriology of Surgical Site Infections in Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 31(6), 367-372. doi:10.1111/jocs.12756.

Infective Endocarditis and Cardiac Complications in IV Drug Users

  • Rudasill, Sarah E., et al. (2019). Clinical Outcomes of Infective Endocarditis in Injection Drug Users. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 73(5), 559–570. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2018.10.082.
  • Sanaiha, Yas, et al. (2019). Infective Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Users. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.tcm.2019.11.007.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Life Support

  • Sanaiha, Yas, et al. (2020). Trends in Mortality and Costs of Pediatric Extracorporeal Life Support. Pediatrics, 146(3). doi:10.1542/peds.2019-3564.
  • Sanaiha, Yas, et al. (2019). Trends in Mortality and Resource Utilization for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the United States: 2008–2014. Surgery, 165(2), 381–388. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2018.08.012.
  • Tran, B.G., et al. (2018). Temporary Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Ten-Year Experience at a Cardiac Transplant Center. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 33(5), 288-295. doi:10.1177/0885066616654451.

Surgical Techniques and Outcomes

Breast Reconstruction:

  • Mandelbaum, Ava D., et al. (2020). National Trends in Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An Analysis of Implant-Based Versus Autologous Reconstruction After Mastectomy. Annals of Surgical Oncology. doi:10.1245/s10434-020-08903-x.

Clostridium Difficile Colitis:

  • Juo, Yen-Yi, et al. (2019). Trends in Diverting Loop Ileostomy vs Total Abdominal Colectomy as Surgical Management for Clostridium Difficile Colitis. JAMA Surgery, 154(10), 899. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.2141.


  • Sanaiha, Yas, et al. (2020). Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Grade III Acute Cholecystitis Is Associated with Worse Outcomes. The American Journal of Surgery, 220(1), 197–202. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.11.025.
  • Juo, Y-Y, et al. (2018). Cost analysis and risk factors for interval cholecystectomy after bariatric surgery: a national study. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 14(3), 368-374. doi:10.1016/j.soard.2017.11.015.

Other Topics

Diverticular Surgery:

  • Bowles, C., et al. (2017). Current Methods and Advances in Simulation of Hemorrhage after Trauma. American Surgeon, 83(10), 1137-1141. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29391111.

Simulation and Modeling:

  • Chong, K., et al. (2017). Visualization of vascular injuries in extremity trauma. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 55(9), 1709-1718. doi:10.1007/s11517-017-1619-9.
  • Santhanam, A., et al. (2014). Cardiovascular blood flow analysis under normal and open injury conditions. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 196, 372-377. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24732539.

Heart Transplant:

  • Mukdad, L., et al. (2018). The Incidence of Dysphagia Among Patients Undergoing TAVR With Either General Anesthesia or Moderate Sedation. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. doi:10.1053/j.jvca.2018.05.040.
  • Ashman, Z., et al. (2013). Acute care surgery in heart transplant recipients. American Surgeon, 79(10), 973-976. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24160781.

Atrial Fibrillation:

  • Kashani, R.G., et al. (2015). Predicting postoperative atrial fibrillation using CHA2DS2-VASc scores. Journal of Surgical Research, 198(2), 267-272. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2015.04.047.
  • Sareh, S., et al. (2014). CHADS2 score predicts atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery. Journal of Surgical Research, 190(2), 407-412. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2014.02.007.

Vascular Surgery:

  • Juo, Y-Y., et al. (2018). Myocardial Infarction After Vascular Surgery-Reply. JAMA Surgery, 153(5), 497. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6144.
  • Benharash, P., Toppen, W. (2015). Bundles of Care for Patients With Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Is Endovascular Repair the Solution? JAMA Surgery, 150(11), 1065. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1872.