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This post hoc analysis of a randomized clinical trial assesses long-term survival after the Ross procedure among adults.
This economic evaluation study assesses the trends in permanent pacemaker implantation after pediatric congenital heart surgery and estimates the 20-year financial burden to patients and their families.
This cohort study evaluates overall survival and graft failure rates following lung transplant among patients with irreversible lung injury.
This cohort study examines mortality, survival, and other outcomes among adults who underwent combined cardiac surgery and liver transplant, coronary revascularization prior to liver transplant, or isolated liver transplant.
This randomized clinical trial investigates if paravertebral block (PVB) performed under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery by a surgeon is noninferior to PVB performed by an anesthesiologist using an ultrasound-guided technique.
This cohort study of middle-aged Chinese people examines the incidence and risk factors of subjective cognitive and short-term memory impairment after surgery and identifies major patterns of cognitive trajectories.
This cross-sectional study examines data for Medicare beneficiaries who underwent elective, high-risk surgery in relation to a hospital market index to determine the association between market competition and surgical outcomes.
This quality improvement study examines the implications of removing race correction from pulmonary function tests for health care systems, patients, and surgeons.
This article discusses a task-based assessment of thoracic performance during robotic lobectomies that obviates the inherent limitations or bias that persist in existing approaches.
This cohort study assesses the association between wildfire exposure and overall survival among US patients recovering from lung cancer surgery.
This case report discusses a finding of blood in the pericardiocentesis catheter of a patient with a recent history of aortic valve replacement and recurrent postsurgical pericardial and pleural effusions.
This cohort study analyzes data for patients with Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who underwent endovascular aortic repair to assess midterm survival and conversion rate to open surgery.
This review reports current evidence on outcomes of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment in patients with resectable EGFR mutation–positive non–small cell lung cancer.
This quality improvement study assesses the association between implementation of a surgical site infection prevention bundle allowing for facility discretion regarding specific component interventions and Staphylococcus aureus deep incisional or organ space surgical site infection rates.
This case series assesses the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with Cutibacterium acnes endocarditis.
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