SURGERY FOR CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE
Editorial: Thromboembolic complications after Fontan procedures--The role of prophylactic anticoagulation
Paul Monagle, MBBS, Andrew Cochrane, MBBS, Brian McCrindle, MD, Lee Benson, MD, William Williams, MD, and Maureen Andrew, MD, Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Melborne, Australia
Arrhythmias and thromboembolic complications after the extracardiac Fontan operation
Lance K. Shirai, MD, David N. Rosenthal, MD, Bruce A. Reitz, MD, Robert C. Robbins, MD, and Anne M. Dubin, MD, Standford, Calif.
Fate of subpulmonary homograft conduits: Determinants of late homograft failure
J. Stark, MD, FRCS, C. Bull, FRCP, M. Stajevic, MD, M. Jothi, MD, M. Elliott, MD, FRCS, and M. de Leval, MD, FRCS, London, United Kingdom
Dilutional and modified ultrafiltration reduces pulmonary hypertension after operations for congenital heart disease: A prospective randomized study
Ko Bando, MD, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD, Mark W. Turrentine, MD, Thomas G. Sharp, MD, Lynda J. Means, MD, Gregory J. Ensing, MD, Brian J. Lalone, CCP, Yasuo Sekine, MD, Laszlo Szekely, MD, and John W. Brown, MD, Indianapolis, Ind.
Liquid ventilation improves pulmonary function and cardiac output in a neonatal swine model of cardiopulmonary bypass
Ira M. Cheifetz, MD, Michael L. Cannon, MD, Damian M. Craig, MS, George Quick, Frank H. Kern, MD, Peter K. Smith, MD, Ross M. Ungerleider, MD, and Jon M. Melionees, MD, Durham, N.C.
Creation of viable pulmonary artery autografts through tissue engineering
Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, Dominique Shum-Tim, MD, Peter X. Ma, PhD, Ronn E. Tanel, MD, Moritaka Isogai, MD, Robert Langer, PhD, Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, and John E. Mayer, Jr., MD, Boston and Cambridge, Mass.
Fontan conversion to cavopulmonary connection and arrhythmia circuit cryoablation
Contantine Mavroudis, MD, Carl L. Backer, MD, Barbara J. Deal, MD, and Christopher L. Johnstrude, MD, Chicago, Ill.
Fate of the neopulmonary valve after the arterial switch operation in neonates
Shunji Nogi, MD, Brian W. McCrindle, MD, FACC, Christine Boutin, MD, William G. Williams, MD, FACC, Robert M. Freedom, MD, FACC, and Lee N. Benson, MD, FACC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SURGERY FOR ACQUIRED HEART DISEASE
Editorial (con) re minimally invasive Port-Access mitral valve surgery
John C. Baldwin, MD, Houston, Tex.
Editorial (pro) re minimally invasive Port-Access mitral valve surgery
Edward D. Verrier, MD, Seattle, Wash.
Minimally invasive Port-Access mitral valve surgery
F. W. Mohr, MD, PhD, V. Falk, MD, A. Diegeler, MD, T. Walther, MD, J. A. M. van Son, MD, PhD, and R. Autschbach, MD, PhD, Leipzig, Germany
Prophylactic replacement of Bjork-Shiley convexo-concave valves at risk of strut fracture
Marjon Kallewaard, MSc, Ale Algra, MD, PhD, Jo Defauw, MD, Yolanda van der Graaf, MD, PhD, and the Bjork-Shiley Study Group, Utrecht and Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
In vivo accuracy of two radiographic systems in the detection of Bjork-Shiley convexo-concave heart valve outlet strut single leg separations
Kenneth D. Hopper, MD, Ian C. Gilchrist, MD, J. Richard Landis, PhD, Amir H. Abolfathi, MS, A. Russell Localio, MPH, MS, Ronald P. Wilson, VMD, MS, Walter E. Pae, Jr., MD, Allen R. Kunselman, MA, David W. Wieting, PhD, James W. Griffith, DVM, William S. Pierce, MD, Paul S. Potok, DO, Thomas R. TenHave, PhD, and James G. Chandler, MD, Hershey, Pa., and Irvine, Calif.
Commentary: Prophylactic replacement of Bjork-Shiley convexo-concave valves
Gary L. Grunkemeier, PhD, Portland, Ore.
Operative outcome and hospital cost
Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD, Suellen P. Ferraris, PhD, and Amandeep Singh, MD, Huntington, W. Va.
Perivascular delivery of a nitric oxide donor inhibits neointimal hyperplasia in vein grafts implanted in the arterial circulation
Aurelio Chaux, MD, Xin Min Ruan, MD, Michael C. Fishbein, MD, Yi Ouyang, MD, Sanjay Kauyl, MD, Jennifer A. Pass, LAT, and Jack M. Matloff, MD, Los Angeles, Calif.
Infarct size and location determine development of mitral regurgitation in the sheep model
Joseph H. Gorman, III, MD, Robert C. Gorman, MD, Theodore Plappert, CVT, Benjamin M. Jackson, MS, Yugi Hiramatsu, MD, Martin G. St. John-Sutton, FRCP, and L. Henry Edmunds, Jr., MD, Philadelphia, Pa.
CARDIAC AND PULMONARY REPLACEMENT
Ex vivo adenovirus-mediated gene transfer to the adult rat heart
Alan P. Kypson, MD, Karsten Peppel, PhD, Shahab A. Akhter, MD, R. Eric Lilly, MD, Donald D. Glower, MD, Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, and Walter J. Koch, PhD, Durham, N.C.
Addition of a mast cell stabilizing compound to organ preservation solutions decreases lung reperfusion injury
Mark L. Barr, MD, Joseph N. Carey, BS, Garabed P. Nishanian, MD, Randal F. Roberts, MD, Yasushi Sakamaki, MD, Sevak H. Darbinian, MD, and Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, Los Angeles, Calif.
Gene therapy in lung transplantation: Effective gene trasfer via the airways
Anders Jeppsson, MD, Ronald Lee, MS, Carlo Pellegrini, MD, Timothy O'Brien, MD, PhD, Henry D. Tazelaar, MD, and Christopher G. A. McGregor, MB, FRCS, Rochester, Minn.
Lung growth after transplantation of an adult lobe of lung into a juvenile rat
A. A. Hislop, PhD, R. J. Lee, MS, C. G. A. McGregor, MB, FRCS, and S. G. Haworth, FRCP, FACC, London, United Kingdom, and Rochester, Minn.
GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY
Angiogenesis as a predictor of survival after surgical resection for stage I non-small-cell lung cancer
Ignacio G. Durate, MD, Bradley, L. Bufkin, MD, Marian F. Pennington, MD, Anthony A. Gal, MD, Cynthia Cohen, MD, Andrzej S. Kosinski, PhD, Kamal A. Mansour, MD, and Joseph I. Miller, MD, Atlanta, Ga.
Proposed revision of the staging classification for esophageal cancer
Robert J. Korst, MD, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, Ennapadam Venkatraman, PhD, Manjit S. Bains, MD, Michael E. Burt, MD, PhD, Robert J. Downey, MD, and Robert J. Ginsberg, MD, New York, N.Y.
Primary sarcomas of the mediastinum: Restuls of therapy
Micahael Burt, MD, PhD, Hanet K. Ihde, MD, Steven I. Hajdu, MD, James W. Smith, MD, Manjit S. Bains, MD, Robert Downey, MD, Nael Martini, MD, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, and Robert J. Ginsberg, MD, New York, N.Y.
Lobectomy combined with volume reduction for patients with lung cancer and advanced emphysema
Steven R. DeMeester, MD, G. Alexander Patterson, MD, R. Sudhir Sundaresan, MD, and Joel D. Cooper, MD, St. Louis, Mo., and Los Angeles, Calif.
CARDIOPULMONARY SUPPORT AND PHYSIOLOGY
Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 regulation in the canine lung after cardiopulmonary bypass
William J. Dreyer, MD, Alan R. Burns, PhD, Sharon C. Phillips, BS, Merry L. Lindsey, BA, Peggy Jackson, and Gilbert L. Kukielka, MD, Houston, Tex.
Inhaled nitric oxide is not a myocardial depressant in a porcine model of heart failure
Michael Argenziano, MD, David A. Dean, MD, Nader Moazami, MD, Daniel J. Goldstein, MD, Erir A. Rose, MD, Henry M. Spontnitz, MD, Daniel Burkhoff, MD, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Marc L. Dickstein, MD, New York, N.Y.
Sodium/hydrogen exchanger inhibition reduces myocardial reperfusion edema after normothermic cardioplegia
Francesco Paolo Tritto, MD, Javier Inserte, ScD, David Garcia-Dorado, MD, Marisol Ruiz-Meana, DVM, and Jordi-Soler-Soler, MD, Barcelona, Spain
Simultaneous antegrade and retrograde delivery of continuous warm blood cardioplegia after global ischemia
Anders B. Ericsson, MD, Shigeto Takeshima, MD, and Jarle Vaage, MD, PhD, Stockhomn, Sweden
Fatal intraoperative pulmonary thrombosis after graft replacement of an aneurysm of the arch and descending aorta in association with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and aprotinin therapy
John M. Alvarez, FRACS, Jacob Goldstein, FRACS, J. Mezzatesta, FANZCA, B. Flanagan, FANZCA, and M. Dodd, FACBS, Melborne, Australia
Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy late after aortic valve replacement in Takayasu's arteritis
Yasushi Terada, MD, Toshio Mitsui, MD, Yasuhiko Wanibuchi, MD, Ikytarou Kigawa, MD, Sachito Fukuda, MD, Tomoaki Jikuya, MD, and Kenji Okamura, MD, Tsukuba and Tokyo, Japan
Massive pericardial hematoma simulating constrictive pericarditis: A complication of radiofrequency chatheter ablation
Anastasios K. Konstantakos, MD, Robert C. Gilkeson, MD, Frank V. Brozovich, MD, PhD, and Jai H. Lee, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
Mitral regurgitation late after Manauguian's anulus enlargement and aortic valve replacement
Kazuhito Imanaka, MD, Shinichi Takamoto, MD, and Akira Furuse, MD, Tokyo, Japan
Application of a heparin removal device in patients with known protamine hypersensitivity
Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD, Robert A. Vertrees, BA, CCP, Robert L. Brunston, Jr., MD, Weike Tao, MD, Scott K. Alpard, MD, and Paul S. Brown, Jr., MD, Galveston, Tex.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Coagulation abnormalities after Fontan procedures
Paul Monagle, MBBS, and Maureen Andrew, MD, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Marjan Jahangiri, FRCS, and Christopher Lincoln, FRCS, London, United Kingdom
New valid technique for ventricular septal defect associated with aortic regurgitation
Kouchi Hisatomi, MD, Akira Taira, MD, Shouzo Oku, MD, and Yukinori Moriyama, MD, Kagoshima, Japan
Professor Sir Magdi H. Yacoub, London, United Kingdom
Thoracic duct ligation for chylopericardium
Carl L. Backer, MD, Chicago, Ill.
Mustafa Yiiksel, MD, and Bedrettin Yildizeli, MD, Instanbul, Turkey
Aortopulmonary paraganglioma: An overview after five years
J. Castanon, MD, S. Blanco, MD, M. Gil-Aguad, MD, A. Alswies, MD, F. O'Connor, MD, and A. J. Torres, MD, Madrid, Spain
I, too, can top this
Marshall D. Goldin, MD, Chicago, Ill.
We did top this!
Guetano Paone, MD, and Dave Myers, Detroit, Mich., and Irvine, Calif.
Evarts Ambrose Graham (1883-1957)
J. Gordon Scannell, MD
EVENTS OF INTEREST
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
741Program of 1998 Annual Meeting
754The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Traveling Fellowship, 1999-2000
755The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Second Edward D. Churchill Research Scholarship, 1999-2001
756The American Association for Thoracic Surgery International Traveling Fellowship
757The American Association for Thoracic Surgery-Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Fellowship
758Announcement of 1998 Annual Meeting
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
759Announcement of 1998 Annual Meeting
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery
The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
761Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
762Upcoming continuing education opportunities