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Around the STS 55th Annual Meeting in San Diego, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery have made the 20 most cited papers published in the journal in 2018 free to access for the duration of the meeting.

Scroll below to browse through some examples of the influential research published in The Annals in 2018.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The mission of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is to promote scholarship in cardiothoracic surgery patient care, clinical practice, research, education, and policy. As the official journal of two of the largest American associations in its specialty, this leading monthly enjoys outstanding editorial leadership and maintains rigorous selection standards.

An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is committed to providing a place for all thoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.

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Top 20 most cited articles published in 2018

  1. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality
    D'Agostino, R.S., Jacobs, J.P., Badhwar, V., Fernandez, F.G., Paone, G., Wormuth, D.W., Shahian, D.M.

  2. National Trends in the Epidemiology of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A National Cancer Data Base Study
    Saddoughi, S.A., Abdelsattar, Z.M., Blackmon, S.H.

  3. Survival Rates After Lobectomy, Segmentectomy, and Wedge Resection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    Cao, J., Yuan, P., Wang, Y., Xu, J., Yuan, X., Wang, Z., Lv, W., Hu, J.

  4. Evolution of Simplified Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair for Acute DeBakey Type I Dissection: Midterm Outcomes
    Roselli, E.E., Idrees, J.J., Bakaeen, F.G., Tong, M.Z., Soltesz, E.G., Mick, S., Johnston, D.R., Eagleton, M.J., Menon, V., Svensson, L.G.

  5. A Phase I Clinical Trial of Targeted Intraoperative Molecular Imaging for Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas
    Predina, J.D., Newton, A.D., Keating, J., Dunbar, A., Connolly, C., Baldassari, M., Mizelle, J., Xia, L., Deshpande, C., Kucharczuk, J., Low, P.S., Singhal, S.

  6. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2018 Update on Outcomes and Quality
    Jacobs, J.P., Mayer, J.E., Pasquali, S.K., Hill, K.D., Overman, D.M., St. Louis, J.D., Kumar, S.R., Backer, C.L., Fraser, C.D., Tweddell, J.S., Jacobs, M.L.

  7. Subclavian/Axillary Access for Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Renders Equivalent Outcomes as Transfemoral
    Gleason, T.G., Schindler, J.T., Hagberg, R.C., Deeb, G.M., Adams, D.H., Conte, J.V., Zorn, G.L., Hughes, G.C., Guo, J., Popma, J.J., Reardon, M.J.

  8. The Impact of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival in Type B Aortic Dissection
    Lou, X., Chen, E.P., Duwayri, Y.M., Veeraswamy, R.K., Jordan, W.D., Zehner, C.A., Leshnower, B.G.

  9. Implantation Depth and Rotational Orientation Effect on Valve-in-Valve Hemodynamics and Sinus Flow
    Hatoum, H., Dollery, J., Lilly, S.M., Crestanello, J.A., Dasi, L.P.

  10. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2018 Adult Cardiac Surgery Risk Models: Part 2—Statistical Methods and Results
    O'Brien, S.M., Feng, L., He, X., Xian, Y., Jacobs, J.P., Badhwar, V., Kurlansky, P.A., Furnary, A.P., Cleveland, J.C., Lobdell, K.W., Vassileva, C., Wyler von Ballmoos, M.C., Thourani, V.H., Rankin, J.S., Edgerton, J.R., D'Agostino, R.S., Desai, N.D., Edwards, F.H., Shahian, D.M.

  11. Preoperative Renal Functional Reserve Predicts Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Operation
    Husain-Syed, F., Ferrari, F., Sharma, A., Danesi, T.H., Bezerra, P., Lopez-Giacoman, S., Samoni, S., de Cal, M., Corradi, V., Virzì, G.M., De Rosa, S., Muciño Bermejo, M.J., Estremadoyro, C., Villa, G., Zaragoza, J.J., Caprara, C., Brocca, A., Birk, H.-W., Walmrath, H.-D., Seeger, W., Nalesso, F., Zanella, M., Brendolan, A., Giavarina, D., Salvador, L., Bellomo, R., Rosner, M.H., Kellum, J.A., Ronco, C.

  12. Operative Outcomes of Multiple-Arterial Versus Single-Arterial Coronary Bypass Grafting
    Schwann, T.A., Habib, R.H., Wallace, A., Shahian, D.M., O'Brien, S., Jacobs, J.P., Puskas, J.D., Kurlansky, P.A., Engoren, M.C., Tranbaugh, R.F., Bonnell, M.R.

  13. Trends in Aortic Valve Replacement Procedures Between 2009 and 2015: Has Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Made a Difference?
    Culler, S.D., Cohen, D.J., Brown, P.P., Kugelmass, A.D., Reynolds, M.R., Ambrose, K., Schlosser, M.L., Simon, A.W., Katz, M.R.

  14. Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Improves Perioperative Outcome After Esophagectomy Versus Epidural
    Levy, G., Cordes, M.A., Farivar, A.S., Aye, R.W., Louie, B.E.

  15. Safety of Moderate Hypothermia With Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion in Total Aortic Arch Replacement
    Keeling, W.B., Tian, D.H., Leshnower, B.G., Numata, S., Hughes, G.C., Matalanis, G., Okita, Y., Yan, T.D., Kouchoukos, N., Chen, E.P.

  16. Prediction of Long-Term Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery for Elderly Patients in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database
    Onaitis, M.W., Furnary, A.P., Kosinski, A.S., Kim, S., Boffa, D., Tong, B.C., Cowper, P., Jacobs, J.P., Wright, C.D., Putnam, J.B., Fernandez, F.G.

  17. The Association of Aortic Valve Pathology With Renal Resistive Index as a Kidney Injury Biomarker
    Andrew, B.Y., Cherry, A.D., Hauck, J.N., Nicoara, A., Maxwell, C.D., Konoske, R.M., Thompson, A., Kartha, L.D., Swaminathan, M., Stafford-Smith, M.

  18. Associations Between Surgical Ablation and Operative Mortality After Mitral Valve Procedures
    Rankin, J.S., Grau-Sepulveda, M.V., Ad, N., Damiano, R.J., Gillinov, A.M., Brennan, J.M., McCarthy, P.M., Thourani, V.H., Jacobs, J.P., Shahian, D.M., Badhwar, V.

  19. Significance of Spread Through Air Spaces in Resected Pathological Stage I Lung Adenocarcinoma
    Toyokawa, G., Yamada, Y., Tagawa, T., Kozuma, Y., Matsubara, T., Haratake, N., Takamori, S., Akamine, T., Oda, Y., Maehara, Y.

  20. Outcomes in 937 Intermediate-Risk Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in PARTNER-2A
    Thourani, V.H., Forcillo, J., Szeto, W.Y., Kodali, S.K., Blackstone, E.H., Lowry, A.M., Semple, M., Rajeswaran, J., Makkar, R.R., Williams, M.R., Bavaria, J.E., Herrmann, H.C., Maniar, H.S., Babaliaros, V.C., Smith, C.R., Trento, A., Corso, P.J., Pichard, A.D., Miller, D.C., Svensson, L.G., Kapadia, S., Ailawadi, G., Suri, R.M., Greason, K.L., Hahn, R.T., Jaber, W.A., Alu, M.C., Leon, M.B., Mack, M.J.