Current Projects - A&P/PUF Programs

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
Principal Investigator Proposal Title Project Status
Gorav Ailawadi Socioeconomic ‘Distressed Communities Index’ Predicts Risk-Adjusted Operative Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Mark S. Slaughter Short and Long Term Outcomes of Surgical Intervention for Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis (A&P)    Active Analysis (November 2018)
Wilson Y. Szeto  Outcomes with Elective Open Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Moderate or Greater Mitral Regurgitation (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Manuel Caceres Polo Trends and Outcomes of PostOperative Renal Insufficiency following Open Heart Surgery in North America (A&P) Manuscript Revisions (November 2018)
Thomas V. Bilfinger Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (ATAAD) Repair in the US: an STS National Database Report (A&P) (original proposal – ON HOLD UNTIL JULY 2019)

Proposal Approved (November 2018)

Khaled M. Abdelhady, Zachary N. Kon, Jeffrey C. Milliken Less-Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement: Trends and Outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons  Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (A&P) Abstract (November 2018)
Prashanth Vallabhajosyula Traditional Total Aortic Arch Replacement Versus Hybrid Arch Repair (A&P) Manuscript Revisions (November 2018)
Joseph E. Bavaria Outcomes with Elective Aortic Root Replacement in Patients with Pre-Operative Renal Insufficiency (A&P)
Abstract (November 2018)
Chad Hughes Contemporary Results of Aortic Root Operations in the United States (A&P) Manuscript Revisions (November 2018)
Carmelo A. Milano Does Duration of Left Ventricular Assist Device Support  Have an Effect on Orthotopic Heart Transplantation Outcomes? (A&P) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
George Tolis TEVAR vs Open Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Pathology: Long-Term Outcomes (A&P) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Hartzell Schaff The Operative Management of Type A Aortic Dissections  (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Derek R. Brinster Transfusion Requirements in Aortic Root Replacement (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Ankur Kalra Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Bioprosthetic Failure: Insights from the STS National Database (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Michael J. Mack Predicted Risk of Transfusion in Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Stephen E. Fremes The Changing Demographics in Bioprosthetic Valve Type and Size After the Introduction of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the STS National Database (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Toshinobu Kazui     Bilateral Mammary Artery use in High HbA1c patients (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Harlan M. Krumholz Using Machine Learning to Update Perioperative Risk Models with Incorporating Intraoperative Data (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
James R. Edgerton Predicted Risk of Transfusion in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (PUF) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Michael P. Macris The Impact of Time Interval Between Coronary Angiography and 
Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Acute Kidney Injury (PUF)
Abstract (November 2018)
Jacob T. Gutsche Does Overnight Extubation Increase the Risk of Mortality in Cardiac Surgery Patients? (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Thomas Kelley Effect of a Balanced Transfusion Ratio on  Survival in Patients in Hemorrhagic Shock After Cardiac Surgery (PUF) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Donald Likosky Influence of Medicaid Access on Implantable Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Usage and Outcomes: A Comparator Study with Heart Transplantation (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Dan Loberman Myocardial Preservation in Minimal Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery (PUF) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Tsuyoshi Kaneko Outcomes of Mitral Valve surgeries in Patients with Mitral Annular Calcification (PUF) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Giovanni Filardo Predicted Risk of Transfusion in Isolated Mitral Valve Replacement and  Mitral Valve Repair (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Joseph F. Sabik III Trends in Use of  Fractional Flow Reserve in Patients Undergoing  Surgical Revascularization: Insights from the STS National Database (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Thomas A. Schwann Elucidating Surgeon and Institutional Volume – Outcome Effects for Multi-Arterial and Single-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Strategies (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Joanna Chikwe Relationship between Duration of Circulatory Arrest, Temperature Nadir, and Incidence of Post-Operative Neurological Deficits (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Matthew Williams Measuring the Learning Curve (PUF)                                                Proposal Approved (November 2018)
Andrei Churyla Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement +AFIB Ablation &and  Left Atrial Appendage Closure vs TAVR in Patients with Pre-Existing Atrial Fibrillation (PUF) Proposal Approved (November 2018)
M. Scott Halbreiner Use of Skeletonized vs Pedicled Internal Thoracic Artery: Is There a Correlation with Sternal Wound Infection (PUF) Proposal Approved (November 2018)
David L. Joyce Minimally Invasive vs Conventional Single Vessel Left Internal Mammary Artery- Left Anterior Descending Artery Bypass Grafting: A Comparison of Surgical Outcomes from the  STS National Database (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Niv Ad The Safety of Off-Pump and On-Pump Surgical Ablation Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Zain I. Khalpey Predictive Strategies for the Prevention of Disease Outcomes (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Arman Kilic Evaluating the Predictive Capabilities of Machine Learning Algorithms in Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Arnar Geirsson Pattern and Predictors of Oral Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Use Following Aortic Valve Replacement and Mitral Valve Surgery (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)


General Thoracic Surgery Database
Principal Investigator Proposal Title Project Status
Nathaniel R. Evans Predictors of Prolonged Air Leak and Chest Tube Duration After Lobectomy (A&P) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Lisa M. Brown Prediction Score for Hospital Readmission After Lobectomy (A&P) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Phillip A. Linden Factors Associated with 1-Day Length of Stay in STS General Thoracic Surgery Database After Anatomic Lung Resection (A&P) Abstract (November 2018)
Yaron Perry Failure to Rescue after Esophagectomy: An Analysis of Postoperative  
Complications and Their Effect on Perioperative Mortality (A&P)
Abstract (November 2018)
Manu S. Sancheti Socioeconomic Disparities Impact Outcomes of Lung Cancer Resection, a Review of the STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Farhood Farjah Evaluating the Impact of the Volume Pledge  for Lung Cancer Resections Among General Thoracic Surgery Database Participants (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Brian E. Louie Temporal Trends and Outcomes Measures During Transition to Robotic Pulmonary Lobectomy (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Brandon H. Tieu Chylothorax After Esophagectomy: A Review of the STS National Database (PUF)  Abstract (November 2018)
Matthew A. Facktor ProvenCare® Lung Cancer Collaborative (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Ikenna C. Okereke Outcomes After Surgical Lung Biopsy: An Analysis of the STS National  Database (PUF) Proposal Approved (November 2018)
Christopher R. Morse Role of Increasing Obesity in Perioperative Pathologic Staging Following Resection of Primary Esophageal Cancer (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Christopher W. Seder Preoperative Predictors of Prolonged Air Leak Following Pulmonary Surgery (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Douglas J. Mathisen Predictors and Impact of Extended Lymphadenectomy on Outcomes 
Following Esophagectomy for Primary Esophageal Cancer (PUF)
Active Analysis (November 2018)
Nicholas Arndt Redefining the Risk of Surgery for Stage IIIA (N2) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: An Analysis of the STS General Thoracic Surgery Database (PUF) Proposal Approved (November 2018)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Principal Investigator Proposal Title Project Status
David P. Bichell Outcomes in Patients with Turners Syndrome  Undergoing Cardiac Surgical Interventions (A&P) Abstract (November 2018)
David F. Vener Comprehensive Review of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society 
– Society of Thoracic Surgeons Anesthesia-Related Information  (A&P)
Abstract (November 2018)
Faith Ross Associations Between Anthropometric Indices and Outcomes of Congenital Heart Operations in Infants and Young Children: An Analysis of Data from the STS National Database (A&P) Abstract (November 2018)
Jeffrey P. Jacobs Creation and Evaluation of a Case Mix Index for Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Ram Kumar Subramanyan Surgical Outcomes Following Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome (A&P) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Robert D.B. Jaquiss Post-Operative Cardiac Catheterization in Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (A&P) Manuscript Draft (November 2018)
Meena Nathan Outcomes Following Repair of Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA): A Descriptive Study (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Jennifer S. Nelson Practice-Pattern Variation in Pediatric Aortic Valve Replacement (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Henry L. Walters The Impact of Down Syndrome on the Outcome of Single Ventricle Palliation for a Functionally Univentricular Heart: Analysis of the STS National Database (PUF) Abstract (November 2018)
Nicole D. Zantek Risk Factors for Platelet Transfusion and Impact of Platelet Transfusions on Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
Martina Steurer Associations Between Attained Fetal Growth and Early Post-Operative Outcomes in Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease (PUF) Active Analysis (November 2018)
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