T Bruce Ferguson

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi The STS National Database: current changes and challenges for the new millennium. Committee to Establish a National Database in Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    T B Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2822, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:680-91. 2000
  2. ncbi A decade of change--risk profiles and outcomes for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures, 1990-1999: a report from the STS National Database Committee and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    T Bruce Ferguson
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database Committee, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:480-9; discussion 489-90. 2002
  3. ncbi Preoperative beta-blocker use and mortality and morbidity following CABG surgery in North America
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70012 2822, USA
    JAMA 287:2221-7. 2002
  4. ncbi Invited commentary
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 600 Moye Ave, Greenville, NC 27858 4354, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1756-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Use of continuous quality improvement to increase use of process measures in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    JAMA 290:49-56. 2003
  6. ncbi The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Cardiac Database: provider engagement in continuous quality improvement
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 1:180-2. 2003
  7. ncbi Continuous quality improvement in medicine: validation of a potential role for medical specialty societies
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Louisiana State University Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 1:264-72. 2003
  8. doi The impact of race and postoperative atrial fibrillation on operative mortality after elective coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:e20-5. 2014
  9. ncbi Operative status and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    East Carolina Heart Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Center for Health Disparities, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
    Heart Surg Forum 17:E82-90. 2014
  10. pmc Racial differences in survival among hemodialysis patients after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4175-85. 2013

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Publications58

  1. ncbi The STS National Database: current changes and challenges for the new millennium. Committee to Establish a National Database in Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    T B Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2822, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:680-91. 2000
    ..Since then it has grown to be the largest database of its kind in medicine. The NDB has been one of the pioneers in the analysis and reporting of risk-adjusted outcomes in cardiothoracic surgery...
  2. ncbi A decade of change--risk profiles and outcomes for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures, 1990-1999: a report from the STS National Database Committee and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    T Bruce Ferguson
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database Committee, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:480-9; discussion 489-90. 2002
    ..Using this database we examined changes in the risk profile of patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and their outcomes during the decade 1990 to 1999...
  3. ncbi Preoperative beta-blocker use and mortality and morbidity following CABG surgery in North America
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70012 2822, USA
    JAMA 287:2221-7. 2002
    ..The effect of preoperative beta-blocker therapy on coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) outcomes has not been assessed...
  4. ncbi Invited commentary
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 600 Moye Ave, Greenville, NC 27858 4354, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1756-7. 2006
  5. ncbi Use of continuous quality improvement to increase use of process measures in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    JAMA 290:49-56. 2003
    ..A rigorous evaluation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in medical practice has not been carried out on a national scale...
  6. ncbi The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Cardiac Database: provider engagement in continuous quality improvement
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 1:180-2. 2003
  7. ncbi Continuous quality improvement in medicine: validation of a potential role for medical specialty societies
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Louisiana State University Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 1:264-72. 2003
    ..This Society CQI Platform is a potential model for large-scale quality improvement efforts across all disciplines of medicine...
  8. doi The impact of race and postoperative atrial fibrillation on operative mortality after elective coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:e20-5. 2014
    ..However, the influence of race and POAF on operative mortality has not been examined. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of race and POAF on operative mortality after CABG...
  9. ncbi Operative status and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    East Carolina Heart Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC Center for Health Disparities, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
    Heart Surg Forum 17:E82-90. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare long-term survival between black and white CABG patients by operative status...
  10. pmc Racial differences in survival among hemodialysis patients after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4175-85. 2013
    ..9, 95% CI = 1.2-2.8). Our finding provides useful outcome information for surgeons, primary care providers, and their patients. ..
  11. doi Effect of peripheral arterial disease and race on survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jimmy T Efird
    East Carolina Heart Institute, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:112-8. 2013
    ..Although peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is more prevalent among blacks, the effect of race on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has not been examined in this population...
  12. doi Robotic mitral valve repairs in 300 patients: a single-center experience
    W Randolph Chitwood
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:436-41. 2008
    ..Robotic mitral valve repair provides the least-invasive surgical approach. We report the largest single-center robotic mitral valve repair experience...
  13. ncbi Mitral-valve repair versus replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation
    Michael A Acker
    From the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia M A A, Y J W the International Center for Health Outcomes and Innovation Research InCHOIR, Department of Health Evidence and Policy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine M K P, A J M, A C G, D D A, E B, E G M, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University M A, and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine D A D, R E M all in New York Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal, Montreal L P P Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie de Québec, Hopital Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada P V, F D the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham P K S, and the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University, Greenville T B F both in North Carolina Echocardiography Core Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital J W H, and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital P T O both in Boston the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland E H B Clinical Research Unit
    N Engl J Med 370:23-32. 2014
    ..Practice guidelines recommend surgery for patients with a severe form of this condition but acknowledge that the supporting evidence for repair or replacement is limited...
  14. ncbi Cardiac surgery in nonagenarians and centenarians
    Charles R Bridges
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 197:347-56; discussion 356-7. 2003
    ..Nonagenarians and centenarians are a rapidly growing segment of the population. No previous study has used a national database to compare outcomes in these patients to those of other groups undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
  15. ncbi Fractional flow reserve-guided coronary bypass surgery: should surgeons use it?
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute, Brody School of Medicine at ECU, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:654-60. 2013
    ..We review evidence for the rationale, practicality and appropriateness of FFR-guided coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), as compared with the current conventional, anatomy-based strategy for surgical revascularization...
  16. doi The world post STICH: is this a "Game Changer?" A surgeon's perspective--revascularization is still the treatment of choice
    Ramesh Daggubati
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina Heart Institute and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:470-5. 2013
    ..These STICH findings illustrate the importance of these evaluations in all candidates for revascularization in ischemic heart disease; the results of the trial in terms of the efficacy of CABG need to be interpreted in this light...
  17. ncbi Internal thoracic artery grafting in the elderly patient undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: room for process improvement?
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Surgery and Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 2822, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:869-80. 2002
    ..This study examined the use, complication risks, and operative (30-day) mortality associated with internal thoracic artery grafting in patients 75 years of age and older...
  18. ncbi Use of mitral valve repair: analysis of contemporary United States experience reported to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database
    Edward B Savage
    Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:820-5. 2003
    ..2%, 1999 to 32.0%, p < 0.0001). We examined contemporary (1999 to 2000) usage of mitral repair in the United States...
  19. ncbi Cardiac procedures in patients with a body mass index exceeding 45: outcomes and long-term results
    G Hart Tyson
    Department of Surgery, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27834, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:3-9; discussion 9. 2007
    ..We undertook this study to evaluate outcomes in this cohort...
  20. ncbi Validation of European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) in North American cardiac surgery
    Samer A M Nashef
    Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB3 8RE, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:101-5. 2002
    ..To assess the performance of the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) when applied in a North American cardiac surgical population...
  21. ncbi A decade of short-term outcomes in post cardiac surgery ventricular assist device implantation: data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Cardiac Database
    Adrian F Hernandez
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 116:606-12. 2007
    ..We examined a large national clinical database to assess trends in the incidence of post-cardiac surgery shock requiring VAD implantation, survival rates, and risk factors for mortality...
  22. ncbi Contemporary performance of surgical ventricular restoration procedures: data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Cardiac Database
    Adrian F Hernandez
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 152:494-9. 2006
    ..We sought to characterize the performance of SVR nationally and describe the acute risks of mortality and major morbidity plus predictors of adverse outcomes...
  23. ncbi Clinical predictors of major infections after cardiac surgery
    Vance G Fowler
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Circulation 112:I358-65. 2005
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  24. doi Atrial fibrillation correction surgery: lessons from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database
    James S Gammie
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:909-14. 2008
    ..We also examined the subset of patients having mitral valve surgery to determine whether concurrent surgical AF correction procedures were associated with an increased risk of morbidity or mortality...
  25. ncbi Outcomes associated with the use of secondary prevention medications after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Abhinav Goyal
    Duke Clinical Research Institute and Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:993-1001. 2007
    ..We investigated whether greater use of secondary prevention medications after coronary artery bypass graft surgery is associated with improved clinical outcomes...
  26. ncbi Validity of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
    Karl F Welke
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1137-9. 2004
  27. ncbi The Society of Thoracic Surgeons: 30-day operative mortality and morbidity risk models
    A Laurie W Shroyer
    Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1856-64; discussion 1864-5. 2003
    ..This study identified the preoperative risk factors associated with several complications and a composite outcome (the presence of any major morbidity or 30-day operative mortality or both)...
  28. ncbi Should coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients with mild or moderate aortic stenosis undergo concomitant aortic valve replacement? A decision analysis approach to the surgical dilemma
    William T Smith
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1241-7. 2004
    ..Multiple sensitivity analyses were also performed to determine the variables that most profoundly affect outcome...
  29. ncbi Impact of residency status on perfusion times and outcomes for coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    Constance K Haan
    University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida 32209, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:2103-10. 2007
    ..Because these indicators are also thought to adversely affect operative outcome, we investigated the association between residency training status, perfusion times, and outcomes...
  30. ncbi Impact of perioperative myocardial infarction on angiographic and clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (from PRoject of Ex-vivo Vein graft ENgineering via Transfection [PREVENT] IV)
    James M Yau
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:546-51. 2008
    ..Further research is needed into the prevention and treatment of perioperative MI in patients undergoing CABG...
  31. ncbi Universal definition of myocardial infarction
    Kristian Thygesen
    Circulation 116:2634-53. 2007
  32. ncbi Off-pump techniques benefit men and women and narrow the disparity in mortality after coronary bypass grafting
    John D Puskas
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1447-54; discussion 1454-6. 2007
    ..It is controversial whether off-pump CABG (OPCAB) alters this gender-based disparity...
  33. doi Revascularization for unprotected left main stem coronary artery stenosis stenting or surgery
    David P Taggart
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:885-92. 2008
    ..We conclude that CABG should indeed remain the preferred revascularization treatment in good surgical candidates with unprotected LMS stenosis...
  34. ncbi The risk of valve surgery for endocarditis in patients with dialysis-dependent renal failure
    J Scott Rankin
    Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 16:617-22; discussion 622. 2007
    ..The study aim was to develop a simple risk scoring system to identify high-risk dialysis patients undergoing valve surgery for endocarditis...
  35. doi Coronary artery bypass graft failure after on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass: findings from PREVENT IV
    Mitchell J Magee
    Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:494-9; discussion 499-500. 2008
    ....
  36. doi Impact of saphenous vein graft radiographic markers on clinical events and angiographic parameters
    Stephen A Olenchock
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Tufts University School of Medicine and Caritas St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:520-4. 2008
    ..The goal of the present analysis was to evaluate the association of SVG markers with clinical outcomes and graft patency...
  37. ncbi Comparison of cardiac surgery volumes and mortality rates between the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Medicare databases from 1993 through 2001
    Karl F Welke
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1538-46. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi Aprotinin--are there lessons learned?
    T Bruce Ferguson
    JAMA 297:527-9. 2007
  39. ncbi Part II: Sealing holes in the safety net
    Eric D Peterson
    Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics CERTs Coordinating Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Am Heart J 147:985-90. 2004
  40. ncbi Secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass graft: a primary issue?
    T Bruce Ferguson
    Am Heart J 147:948-9. 2004
  41. ncbi Mentoring clinical trials in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery: a new role for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    Henning A Gaissert
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1874-5. 2004
  42. ncbi The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Practice Guidelines
    Fred H Edwards
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1140-1. 2004
  43. ncbi Preoperative calcium-channel blockade in cardiac surgery: the good, the bad, the issues
    T Bruce Ferguson
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:622-4. 2004
  44. ncbi Procedural volume as a marker of quality for CABG surgery
    Eric D Peterson
    Outcomes Research and Assessment Group, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    JAMA 291:195-201. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi From controlled trials to clinical practice: monitoring transmyocardial revascularization use and outcomes
    Eric D Peterson
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1611-6. 2003
    ..We also identified important risk factors for TMR and compared outcomes of TMR combined with coronary artery bypass graft surgery (TMR + CABG) versus bypass alone in patients receiving incomplete revascularization...
  46. ncbi ACC/AHA 2002 guideline update for the management of patients with chronic stable angina--summary article: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (Committee on the Management of Patients
    Raymond J Gibbons
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:159-68. 2003
  47. ncbi Racial and ethnic disparities in care: the perspectives of cardiologists
    Nicole Lurie
    RAND Corporation, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    Circulation 111:1264-9. 2005
    ..To be effective, educational efforts for physicians must consider providers' knowledge and beliefs about what causes disparities and what can be done about them...
  48. ncbi Comparing on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: numerous studies but few conclusions: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association council on cardiovascular surgery and anesthesia in collaboration with the interdisciplinary w
    Frank W Sellke
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
    Circulation 111:2858-64. 2005
    ..To definitively answer the remaining questions of whether either strategy is superior and in which patients, a large-scale prospective randomized trial is required...
  49. ncbi Intraoperative interventions: American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
    Lawrence L Creswell
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 11155 Dunn Rd, Suite 204N, St Louis, MO 63136, USA
    Chest 128:28S-35S. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi Bedside tool for predicting the risk of postoperative dialysis in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Rajendra H Mehta
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 114:2208-16; quiz 2208. 2006
    ..Estimation of an individual patient's risk for postoperative dialysis can support informed clinical decision making and patient counseling...
  51. ncbi Acute clopidogrel use and outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Rajendra H Mehta
    Division of Cardiology and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:281-6. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi Trends in emergency coronary artery bypass grafting after percutaneous coronary intervention, 1994-2003
    Constance K Haan
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1658-65. 2006
    ..In the last decade, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has undergone profound changes in techniques used to achieve revascularization and in patient selection. We examine trends in emergency surgical revascularization after PCI...
  53. ncbi Determinants of operative mortality in valvular heart surgery
    J Scott Rankin
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:547-57. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to evaluate risk factors for operative mortality comprehensively across the entire spectrum of cardiac valvular procedures over the past decade...
  54. ncbi The evaluation of treatment when center-specific selection criteria vary with respect to patient risk
    Elizabeth R DeLong
    The Outcomes Research and Assessment Group, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Biometrics 61:942-9. 2005
    ..An example that examines the effect of early extubation after bypass surgery is also presented...
  55. ncbi Impact of unstable angina on outcomes of transmyocardial laser revascularization combined with coronary artery bypass grafting
    Keith A Horvath
    National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2082-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the preoperative risk profile of patients undergoing TMR plus coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and to determine the impact of unstable angina on outcomes...
  56. ncbi Efficacy and safety of edifoligide, an E2F transcription factor decoy, for prevention of vein graft failure following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: PREVENT IV: a randomized controlled trial
    John H Alexander
    Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    JAMA 294:2446-54. 2005
    ..Edifoligide is an oligonucleotide decoy that binds to and inhibits E2F transcription factors and thus may prevent neointimal hyperplasia and vein graft failure...
  57. ncbi The PRoject of Ex-vivo Vein graft ENgineering via Transfection IV (PREVENT IV) trial: study rationale, design, and baseline patient characteristics
    John H Alexander
    Duke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 150:643-9. 2005
    ..Edifoligide inhibits E2F, a transcription factor that activates cell-cycle genes responsible for neointimal hyperplasia...
  58. ncbi Hospital variability in length of stay after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeon's National Cardiac Database
    Eric D Peterson
    The Outcomes Research and Assessment Group, The Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:464-73. 2002
    ..We also sought to determine the relationship between hospitals' risk-adjusted PLOS and mortality outcomes...