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Kron IL, Hung J, Overbey JR, Bouchard D, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Voisine P, O'Gara PT, Argenziano M, Michler RE, Gillinov M, Puskas JD, Gammie JS, Mack MJ, Smith PK, Sai-Sudhakar C, Gardner TJ, Ailawadi G, Zeng X, O'Sullivan K, Parides MK, Swayze R, Thourani V, Rose EA, Perrault LP, Acker MA; for the CTSN Investigators; Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov 6. pii: S0022-5223(14)01772-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.120. [Epub ahead of print]
The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network recently reported no difference in the primary end point of left ventricular end-systolic volume index at 1 year post-surgery in patients randomized to repair (n = 126) or replacement (n = 125) for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. PMID: 25500293

Smith PK, Puskas JD, Ascheim DD, Voisine P, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Hung JW, Parides MK, Ailawadi G, Perrault LP, Acker MA, Argenziano M, Thourani V, Gammie JS, Miller MA, Pagé P, Overbey JR, Bagiella E, Dagenais F, Blackstone EH, Kron IL, Goldstein DJ, Rose EA, Moquete EG, Jeffries N, Gardner TJ, O'Gara PT, Alexander JH, Michler RE.; Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25405390

Iribarne A, Chang H, Alexander JH, Gillinov AM, Moquete E, Puskas JD, Bagiella E, Acker MA, Mayer ML, Ferguson TB, Burks S, Perrault LP, Welsh S, Johnston KC, Murphy M, DeRose JJ, Neill A, Dobrev E, Baio KT, Taddei-Peters W, Moskowitz AJ, O'Gara PT.; Readmissions After Cardiac Surgery: Experience of the National Institutes of Health/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25173721

Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Acker MA, Argenziano M, Geller NL, Puskas JD, Perrault LP, Smith PK, Kron IL, Michler RE, Miller MA, Gardner TJ, Ascheim DD, Ailawadi G, Lackner P, Goldsmith LA, Robichaud S, Miller RA, Rose EA, Ferguson TB Jr, Horvath KA, Moquete EG, Parides MK, Bagiella E, O'Gara PT, Blackstone EH; Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN). Management practices and major infections after cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul 29; Epub. PMID: 25060372

Ascheim DD, Gelijns AC, Goldstein D, Moye LA, Smedira N, Lee S, Klodell CT, Szady A, Parides MK, Jeffries N, Skerrett D, Taylor DA, Rame JE, Milano C, Rogers JG, Lynch J, Dewey T, Eichhorn E, Sun B, Feldman D, Simari R, O'Gara PT, Taddei-Peters W, Miller MA, Naka Y, Bagiella E, Rose EA, Woo YJ. Mesenchymal Precursor Cells as Adjunctive Therapy in Recipients of Contemporary LVADs. Circulation. 2014 Jun 3, Epub 2014 Mar 28. PMID: 24682346

Acker MA, Parides MK, Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Voisine P, Smith PK, Hung JW, Blackstone EH, Puskas JD, Argenziano M, Gammie JS, Mack M, Ascheim DD, Bagiella E, Moquete EG, Ferguson TB, Horvath KA, Geller NL, Miller MA, Woo YJ, D'Alessandro DA, Ailawadi G, Dagenais F, Gardner TJ, O'Gara PT, Michler RE, Kron IL Mitral-Valve Repair versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 2, Epub 2013 Nov 18. PMID: 24245543

Horvath KA, Acker MA, Chang H, Bagiella E, Smith PK, Iribarne A, Kron IL, Lackner P, Argenziano M, Ascheim DD, Gelijns AC, Michler RE, Van Patten D, Puskas JD, O’Sullivan K, Kliniewski D, Jeffries NO, O’Gara, PT, Moskowitz AJ, Blackstone E. Blood Transfusion and Infection After Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;95(6):2194-201. PMID: 23647857.

Pattakos G, Koch CG, Brizzio ME, Batizy LH, Sabik JF, Blackstone EH, Lauer MS. Outcome of Patients Who Refuse Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery: A Natural Experiment With Severe Blood Conservation Outcome of Patients Who Refuse Transfusion. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Aug 13;172(15):1154-60. PMID: 22751620.

Williams JB, Peterson ED, Brennan JM, Sedrakyan A, Tavris D, Alexander JH, Lopes RD, Dokholyan RS, Zhao Y, O'Brien SM, Michler RE, Thourani VH, Edwards FH, Duggirala H, Gross T, Marinac-Dabic D, Smith PK. Association between endoscopic vs open vein-graft harvesting and mortality, wound complications, and cardiovascular events in patients undergoing CABG surgery. JAMA 2012 Aug 1;308(5):475-84. PMID: 22851114

Tong BC, Huber JC, Ascheim DD, Puskas JD, Fergusson TB, Blackstone EH, Smith PK. Weighting Composite Endpoints in Clinical Trials: Essential Evidence for the Heart Team. Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Jul 11. PMID: 22795064.

Smith PK, Michler RE, Woo YJ, Alexander JH, Puskas JD, D’Alessandro DA, Hahn RT, Williams JB, Dent JM, Ferguson TB, Moquete E, Pagé P, Jeffries NO, O’Gara PT, Ascheim DD. Design, Rationale, and Initiation
of the Surgical Interventions for Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Trial: A Report from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network
. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jan; 143 (1):111-117.e1. NIHMSID: NIHMS299593. PMID: 21788032

Iribarne A, Gelijns AC, Acker MA, Ascheim DD. Innovative clinical trial design in cardiac surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Winter; 23(4):271-3. PMCID (requested) PMID: 22443645

Perrault LP, Moskowitz AJ, Kron IL, Acker MA, Miller MA, Horvath KA, Thourani VH, Argenziano M, D'Alessandro DA, Blackstone EH, Moy CS, Mathew JP, Hung J, Gardner TJ, Parides MK. Optimal surgical management of severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: To repair or to replace? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Nov 3. [PMCID Journal in Process] PMID: 22054660

Gillinov AM, Argenziano M, Blackstone EH, Iribarne A, DeRose JJ Jr, Ailawadi G, Russo MJ, Ascheim DD, Parides MK, Rodriguez E, Bouchard D, Taddei-Peters WC, Geller NL, Acker MA, Gelijns AC. Designing comparative effectiveness trials of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: experience of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2):257-64.e2. PMCID (requested) PMID: 21616507

Gardner TJ, Miller MA, O’Gara PT, Gelijns AC. Building an infrastructure for clinical trials in cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2):265-6. PMCID (requested) PMID: 21763873

Gardner TJ, O’Gara PT. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Network: randomized clinical trials in the
operating room.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):830-834. PMCID (requested) PMID: 20304133

Gelijns AC, Ascheim DD, Parides MK, Kent KC, Moskowitz AJ. Randomized Trials in Surgery. Surgery. 2009 Jun; 145 (6):581-7. PMCID: PMC2935803 PMID: 19486755

Iribarne A, Russo MJ, Moskowitz AJ, Ascheim DD, Brown LD, Gelijns AC. Assessing Technological Change in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Spring; 21(1):28-34. PMCID: PMC2935793 PMID: 19632560