Research Output 1988 2018

2018

A Comprehensive Risk Score to Predict Prolonged Hospital Length of Stay After Heart Transplantation

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Suarez-Pierre, A., Patel, N., Sciortino, C. M., Zehr, K. J., Mandal, K., Tedford, R. J., Russell, S. D., Conte, J. V., Higgins, R. S., Cameron, D. E. & Whitman, G. J. Jan 1 2018 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 105, 1, p. 83-90 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart Transplantation
Length of Stay
Hospitalization
Transplants
Transplant Recipients
2017

A comprehensive Choosing Wisely quality improvement initiative reduces unnecessary transfusions in an Academic Department of Surgery

Hicks, C. W., Liu, J., Yang, W. W., DiBrito, S. R., Johnson, D. J., Brito, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Frank, S. M. & Wick, E. C. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Quality Improvement
Erythrocytes
Costs and Cost Analysis
Compliance
Guidelines

Complications After Cardiac Operations: All Are Not Created Equal

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Suarez-Pierre, A., Sciortino, C. M., Mandal, K., Zehr, K. J., Conte, J. V., Higgins, R. S., Cameron, D. E. & Whitman, G. J. Jan 1 2017 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 103, 1, p. 32-40 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Length of Stay
Mortality
Reoperation
Thoracic Surgery
Renal Insufficiency

Effect of Surgeon and Hospital Volume on Emergency General Surgery Outcomes

Mehta, A., Efron, D. T., Canner, J. K., Dultz, L., Xu, T., Jones, C., Haut, E. R., Higgins, R. S. D. & Sakran, J. V. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Emergencies
Surgeons
Mortality
Odds Ratio
Low-Volume Hospitals

Financial Impact of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Operations in the United States

Alshaikh, H. N., Katz, N. M., Gani, F., Nagarajan, N., Canner, J. K., Kacker, S., Najjar, P. A., Higgins, R. S. & Schneider, E. B. Jan 1 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Acute Kidney Injury
Coronary Artery Bypass
Hospitalization
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population

Impaired Renal Function Should Not Be a Barrier to Transplantation in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Suarez-Pierre, A., Zhou, X., Ha, J. S., Higgins, R. S., Broderick, S. R., Orens, J. B., Shah, P., Merlo, C. A., Kim, B. S. & Bush, E. L. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cystic Fibrosis
Transplantation
Kidney
Lung Transplantation
Mortality

Lung Transplant Mortality Is Improving in Recipients With a Lung Allocation Score in the Upper Quartile

Crawford, T. C., Grimm, J. C., Magruder, J. T., Ha, J., Sciortino, C. M., Kim, B. S., Bush, E. L., Conte, J. V., Higgins, R. S., Shah, A. S. & Merlo, C. A. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Transplants
Lung
Mortality
Lung Transplantation
Confidence Intervals

Renal Failure After Cardiac Operations: Not All Acute Kidney Injury Is the Same

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Lee, S. R., Suarez-Pierre, A., Lehenbauer, D., Sciortino, C. M., Higgins, R. S., Cameron, D. E., Conte, J. V. & Whitman, G. J. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Acute Kidney Injury
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Dialysis
Length of Stay
Creatinine

Risk Factors for De Novo Malignancy Following Lung Transplantation

Magruder, J. T., Crawford, T. C., Grimm, J. C., Kim, B., Shah, A. S., Bush, E. L., Higgins, R. S. & Merlo, C. A. Jan 1 2017 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 17, 1, p. 227-238 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lung Transplantation
Confidence Intervals
Neoplasms
Incidence
Lung Neoplasms

Simulated Regionalization of Heart and Lung Transplantation in the United States

Magruder, J. T., Shah, A. S., Crawford, T. C., Grimm, J. C., Kim, B., Orens, J. B., Bush, E. L., Higgins, R. S. & Merlo, C. A. Feb 1 2017 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 17, 2, p. 485-495 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Lung Transplantation
Confidence Intervals
Lung Transplantation
Heart Transplantation
Referral and Consultation

Surgeon Involvement in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States: A 2016 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Survey

Bavaria, J. E., Prager, R. L., Naunheim, K. S., Allen, M. S., Higgins, R. S. D., Thourani, V. H., MacGillivray, T. E., Boden, N., Sabik, J. F., on behalf of the & STS Executive Committee Sep 1 2017 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 104, 3, p. 1088-1093 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Surgeons
Surveys and Questionnaires
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Thoracic Surgery
Databases

The Paradoxical Relationship Between Donor Distance and Survival After Heart Transplantation

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Kemp, C. D., Suarez-Pierre, A., Zehr, K. J., Mandal, K., Whitman, G. J., Conte, J. V., Higgins, R. S., Cameron, D. E. & Sciortino, C. M. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Survival
Mortality
Transplantation
2016

Duration of Left Ventricular Assist Device Support Does Not Impact Survival After US Heart Transplantation

Grimm, J. C., Magruder, J. T., Crawford, T. C., Fraser, C. D., Plum, W. G., Sciortino, C. M., Higgins, R. S., Whitman, G. J. R. & Shah, A. S. Oct 1 2016 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 102, 4, p. 1206-1212 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices
Heart Transplantation
Equipment and Supplies
Survival
Transplants

Early Extubation: A Proposed New Metric

Crawford, T. C., Magruder, J. T., Grimm, J. C., Sciortino, C., Conte, J. V., Kim, B. S., Higgins, R. S., Cameron, D. E., Sussman, M. & Whitman, G. J. 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Length of Stay
Mortality
Thoracic Surgery
Odds Ratio
Morbidity

Here Comes the Sunshine: Industry's Payments to Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Ahmed, R., Bae, S., Hicks, C. W., Orandi, B. J., Atallah, C., Chow, E. K., Massie, A. B., Lopez, J., Higgins, R. S. & Segev, D. L. 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Sunlight
Industry
Surgeons
Physicians
Fees and Charges

Induction Therapy for Lung Transplantation in COPD: Analysis of the UNOS Registry

Duffy, J. S., Tumin, D., Pope-Harman, A., Whitson, B. A., Higgins, R. S. D. & Hayes, D. Jan 1 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lung Transplantation
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Registries
Therapeutics
Proportional Hazards Models

Institutional cost comparison between heart transplants and left ventricular assist device implantations

Chimanji, N., Kilic, A., Hasan, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Whitson, B. A. & Kilic, A. Dec 1 2016 In : Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 14, 6, p. 656-659 4 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices
Transplants
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Heart Failure

Mastery of Care-toward Communitarian Regulation

Higgins, R. S. D. & Pronovost, P. Jun 8 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Surgery.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The OPTN Deceased Donor Potential Study: Implications for Policy and Practice

Klassen, D. K. , Edwards, L. B. , Stewart, D. E. , Glazier, A. K. , Orlowski, J. P. , Berg, C. L. , McCleary, K. J. , Hirsch, G. B. , Boulware, L. E. , King, G. , Myer, K. A. , Reibel, M. , Rosendale, J. D. , Saeed, K. , Siminoff, L. A. , Soret, S. , Wagstaff, D. A. , Wile, K. , Essien, J. D. K. , Crandall, B. C. & 45 others Cornell, D. L., Jacobs, D. G., Bosch, D. W., Howard, D. H., Faulkner, D. L., Bergstrom, G. F., Rushton, G., Franklin, G., Wilkins, H. E., Rahmandad, H., Nathan, H. M., Tuttle-Newhall, J. E., Wynn, J. J., Whaley, J., Perryman, J. P., Schold, J., Belcher, J., Mayglothing, J. A., Garcia, K., O'Conner, K. J., Kyckholm, L. J., Ohler, L., Markham, L. E., Sastry, M. A., Farinelli Fierro, M., DeLauro, M., Kelleher-Crabtree, M., Johnson, M. R., Rogers, M. M., Pyrsopoulos, N. T., Geraghty, P. J., Halverson, P. K., Bennett, R., Hasz, R. D., Higgins, R. S. D., Youngner, S. J., Conrad, S. L., Mone, T., Nakagawa, T. A., Bleck, T. P., Pruett, T. L., Durbin, R., McLaughlin, C. J., Belgay, T. M. & Shepard, B. 2016 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 16, 6, p. 1707-1714 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Tissue and Organ Procurement
Organ Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Transplants
United States Health Resources and Services Administration
2015

Assessment of thoracic endografting operative mortality risk score: Development and validation in 2,000 patients

Kilic, A., Sultan, I. S., Arnaoutakis, G. J., Higgins, R. S. D. & Kilic, A. Sep 1 2015 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 100, 3, p. 860-867 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Thorax
Mortality
Odds Ratio
Quality Improvement
Length of Stay

Atrial fibrillation driven by micro-anatomic intramural re-entry revealed by simultaneous sub-epicardial and sub-endocardial optical mapping in explanted human hearts

Hansen, B. J., Zhao, J., Csepe, T. A., Moore, B. T., Li, N., Jayne, L. A., Kalyanasundaram, A., Lim, P., Bratasz, A., Powell, K. A., Simonetti, O. P., Higgins, R. S. D., Kilic, A., Mohler, P. J., Janssen, P. M. L., Weiss, R., Hummel, J. D. & Fedorov, V. V. Sep 14 2015 In : European Heart Journal. 36, 35, p. 2390-2401 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Atrial Fibrillation
Fibrosis
Heart Atria
Epicardial Mapping
Pinacidil

Claudin-5 levels are reduced from multiple cell types in human failing hearts and are associated with mislocalization of ephrin-B1

Swager, S. A., Delfín, D. A., Rastogi, N., Wang, H., Canan, B. D., Fedorov, V. V., Mohler, P. J., Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Ziolo, M. T., Janssen, P. M. L. & Rafael-Fortney, J. A. May 1 2015 In : Cardiovascular Pathology. 24, 3, p. 160-167 8 p., 6813

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Ephrin-B1
Claudin-5
Cardiac Myocytes
Heart Failure
Endothelial Cells

Dysfunction in the βiI spectrin-dependent cytoskeleton underlies human arrhythmia

Smith, S. A. , Sturm, A. C. , Curran, J. , Kline, C. F. , Little, S. C. , Bonilla, I. M. , Long, V. P. , Makara, M. , Polina, I. , Hughes, L. D. , Webb, T. R. , Wei, Z. , Wright, P. , Voigt, N. , Bhakta, D. , Spoonamore, K. G. , Zhang, C. , Weiss, R. , Binkley, P. F. , Janssen, P. M. & 11 others Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S., Sun, M., Ma, J., Dobrev, D., Zhang, M., Carnes, C. A., Vatta, M., Rasband, M. N., Hund, T. J. & Mohler, P. J. 2015 In : Circulation. 131, 8, p. 695-708 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Spectrin
Cytoskeleton
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Ankyrins
Phenotype

Effect of pulmonary hypertension on survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation: An analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing registry

Hayes, D., Higgins, R. S., Black, S. M., Wehr, A. M., Lehman, A. M., Kirkby, S. & Whitson, B. A. Mar 1 2015 In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 34, 3, p. 430-437 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung Transplantation
Pulmonary Hypertension
Registries
Survival

Impact of induction immunosuppression on survival in heart transplant recipients: A contemporary analysis of agents

Whitson, B. A., Kilic, A., Lehman, A., Wehr, A., Hasan, A., Haas, G., Hayes, D., Sai-Sudhakar, C. B. & Higgins, R. S. D. Jan 1 2015 In : Clinical Transplantation. 29, 1, p. 9-17 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Immunosuppression
Survival
Transplant Recipients
thymoglobulin
Proportional Hazards Models

Influence of donor and recipient age in lung transplantation

Hayes, D., Black, S. M., Tobias, J. D., Higgins, R. S. & Whitson, B. A. Jan 1 2015 In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 34, 1, p. 43-49 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lung Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Lung
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Chi-Square Distribution

Insights into length-dependent regulation of cardiac cross-bridge cycling kinetics in human myocardium

Milani-Nejad, N., Chung, J. H., Canan, B. D., Davis, J. P., Fedorov, V. V., Higgins, R. S. D., Kilic, A., Mohler, P. J. & Janssen, P. M. L. Oct 28 2015 (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Myocardium
Muscles
Muscle
Kinetics
Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese patients with end-stage heart failure and left ventricular assist device: Medium-term results

Chaudhry, U. I., Kanji, A., Sai-Sudhakar, C. B., Higgins, R. S. & Needleman, B. J. Jan 1 2015 In : Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 11, 1, p. 88-93 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices
Gastrectomy
Heart Failure
Transplants
Morbid Obesity

Modulation of wound healing and scar formation by MG53 protein-mediated cell membrane repair

Li, H., Duann, P., Lin, P. H., Zhao, L., Fan, Z., Tan, T., Zhou, X., Sun, M., Fu, M., Orange, M., Sermersheim, M., Ma, H., He, D., Steinberg, S. M., Higgins, R., Zhu, H., John, E., Zeng, C., Guan, J. & Ma, J. Oct 2 2015 In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 290, 40, p. 24592-24603 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cell membranes
Repair
Modulation
Proteins
Wound Healing

Molecular Mapping of Sinoatrial Node HCN Channel Expression in the Human Heart

Li, N., Csepe, T. A., Hansen, B. J., Dobrzynski, H., Higgins, R. S. D., Kilic, A., Mohler, P. J., Janssen, P. M. L., Rosen, M. R., Biesiadecki, B. J. & Fedorov, V. V. Oct 1 2015 In : Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 8, 5, p. 1219-1227 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated Channels
Sinoatrial Node
Cyclic Nucleotides
Proteins
Connexin 43

Racial disparities in outcomes of adult heart transplantation

Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Whitson, B. A. & Kilic, A. Mar 10 2015 In : Circulation. 131, 10, p. 882-889 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart Transplantation
Mortality
Transplants
Transplant Recipients
Risk Adjustment

Racial disparities in outcomes of adult heart transplantation

Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Whitson, B. A. & Kilic, A. 2015 In : Circulation. 131, 10, p. 882-889 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart Transplantation
Mortality
Transplants
Transplant Recipients
Risk Adjustment

SCN5A variant that blocks fibroblast growth factor homologous factor regulation causes human arrhythmia

Musa, H., Kline, C. F., Sturm, A. C., Murphy, N., Adelman, S., Wang, C., Yan, H., Johnson, B. L., Csepe, T. A., Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Janssen, P. M. L., Fedorov, V. V., Weiss, R., Salazar, C., Hund, T. J., Pitt, G. S., Mohler, P. J. & Ptáček, L. J. Oct 6 2015 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 40, p. 12528-12533 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Fibroblast Growth Factors
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Channelopathies
Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
Myotonia

Survival benefit of induction immunosuppression in cystic fibrosis lung transplant recipients

Kirkby, S., Whitson, B. A., Wehr, A. M., Lehman, A. M., Higgins, R. S. & Hayes, D. Jan 1 2015 In : Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 14, 1, p. 104-110 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Cystic Fibrosis
Immunosuppression
Lung
Survival
Transplant Recipients

The frank-starling mechanism involves deceleration of cross-bridge kinetics and is preserved in failing human right ventricular myocardium

Milani-Nejad, N., Canan, B. D., Elnakish, M. T., Davis, J. P., Chung, J. H., Fedorov, V. V., Binkley, P. F., Higgins, R. S. D., Kilic, A., Mohler, P. J. & Janssen, P. M. L. 2015 In : American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 309, 12, p. H2077-H2086

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Starlings
Deceleration
Myocardium
Muscles
Heart Failure

Use of whole exome sequencing for the identification of Ito-based arrhythmia mechanism and therapy

Sturm, A. C., Kline, C. F., Glynn, P., Johnson, B. L., Curran, J., Kilic, A., Higgins, R. S. D., Binkley, P. F., Janssen, P. M. L., Weiss, R., Raman, S. V., Fowler, S. J., Priori, S. G., Hund, T. J., Carnes, C. A. & Mohler, P. J. May 26 2015 In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 4, 5

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Exome
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Therapeutics
Aminopeptidases
Proteins
2014

A contemporary analysis of induction immunosuppression in pediatric lung transplant recipients

Hayes, D., Kirkby, S., Wehr, A. M., Lehman, A. M., McConnell, P. I., Galantowicz, M., Higgins, R. S. & Whitson, B. A. Feb 2014 In : Transplant International. 27, 2, p. 211-218 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Antilymphocyte Serum
Immunosuppression
Pediatrics
Lung
Transplant Recipients

A multi-institutional study of malignancies after heart transplantation and a comparison with the general United States population

Higgins, R. S., Brown, R. N., Chang, P. P., Starling, R. C., Ewald, G. A., Tallaj, J. A., Kirklin, J. K. & George, J. F. 2014 In : Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 33, 5, p. 478-485 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart Transplantation
Population
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Transplants

Bovine pericardial reconstruction of the diaphragm after a heart transplant

Ricci, K. B., Higgins, R., Daniels, V. C. & Kilic, A. 2014 In : Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 12, 3, p. 277-278 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices
Diaphragmatic Hernia
Diaphragm
Transplants
Polytetrafluoroethylene

Bovine pericardium diaphragm repair of diaphragmatic hernia after LVAD explantation and heart transplantation

Ricci, K. B., Daniel, V. C., Sai-Sudhakar, C. & Higgins, R. 2014 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 14, 8, p. 1942-1943 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices
Diaphragmatic Hernia
X Ray Computed Tomography
Herniorrhaphy
Pericardium

Changes in pulmonary artery pressure affect survival differently in lung transplant recipients who have pulmonary hypertension or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

O'Keefe, K. L., Kilic, A., Pope-Harman, A., Hayes, D., Kirkby, S., Higgins, R. S. D. & Whitson, B. A. 2014 In : Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 12, 4, p. 283-289 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Pulmonary Hypertension
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Artery
Pressure
Lung

Comparison of intermediate-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents for patients ≥75 years of age

Hannan, E. L., Zhong, Y., Berger, P. B., Walford, G., Curtis, J. P., Wu, C., Venditti, F. J., Higgins, R. S. D., Smith, C. R., Lahey, S. J. & King, S. B. Mar 1 2014 In : The American Journal of Cardiology. 113, 5, p. 803-808 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Drug-Eluting Stents
Coronary Artery Bypass
Mortality
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Stroke

Donor selection in heart transplantation

Kilic, A., Emani, S., Sai-Sudhakar, C. B., Higgins, R. S. D. & Whitson, B. A. 2014 In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 6, 8, p. 1097-1104 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Donor Selection
Heart Transplantation
Transplants
Quality of Health Care
Graft Survival

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and retransplantation in lung transplantation: An analysis of the UNOS registry

Hayes, D., Higgins, R. S., Kilic, A., Kirkby, S., Pope-Harman, A. L., Preston, T. J. & Whitson, B. A. 2014 In : Lung. 192, 4, p. 571-576 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Lung Transplantation
Registries
Survival
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Impact of pulmonary hypertension on survival in patients with cystic fibrosis undergoing lung transplantation: An analysis of the UNOS registry

Hayes, D., Higgins, R. S., Kirkby, S., McCoy, K. S., Wehr, A. M., Lehman, A. M. & Whitson, B. A. 2014 In : Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 13, 4, p. 416-423 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lung Transplantation
Pulmonary Hypertension
Cystic Fibrosis
Registries
Survival

Simultaneous procedures during left ventricular assist device implantation: Is less always more?

Jaik, N., Higgins, R. S. D. & Whitson, B. A. Mar 2014 In : Current Heart Failure Reports. 11, 1, p. 98-102 5 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Heart-Assist Devices

The association of chronic lung disease with early mortality and respiratory adverse events after aortic valve replacement

Crestanello, J. A., Higgins, R. S. D., He, X., Saha-Chaudhuri, P., Englum, B. R., Brennan, J. M. & Thourani, V. H. Dec 1 2014 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 98, 6, p. 2068-2077 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Aortic Valve
Lung Diseases
Chronic Disease
Mortality
Length of Stay

The looking to the future medical student program: Recruiting tomorrow's leaders

Reddy, R. M., Kim, A. W., Cooke, D. T., Yang, S. C., Vaporciyan, A. & Higgins, R. S. D. Mar 2014 In : Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 97, 3, p. 741-743 3 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Personnel Selection
Medical Students
Thoracic Surgery

To induce or not to induce: A 21st century evaluation of lung transplant immunosuppression's effect on survival

Whitson, B. A., Lehman, A., Wehr, A., Hayes, D., Kirkby, S., Pope-Harman, A., Kilic, A. & Higgins, R. S. D. 2014 In : Clinical Transplantation. 28, 4, p. 450-461 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Immunosuppression
Transplants
Lung
Survival
Confidence Intervals

Truth and consequences it's not a game anymore

Higgins, R. S. D. Mar 2014 In : JAMA Surgery. 149, 3, p. 228 1 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Health Status Disparities
Health Care Quality Indicators
Hospital Mortality
Coronary Artery Bypass
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)