The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual is a companion to Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The Annual focuses on the most significant developments in pediatric cardiac surgery, providing coverage of new procedural and technological advances. Each annual volume contains submissions by prominent surgeons who presented their findings during the Post-Graduate Course of the AATS Annual Meeting from the previous year.
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Journal article, one author:
1. Doty DB: Aortic valve replacement with homograft and autograft. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 8:249-258, 1996
Journal article, two or three authors:
2. Cooper JD, Patterson GA, Trulock EP: Results single and bilateral lung transplantation in 131 consecutive patients. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 107:460-471, 1994
Journal article, more than three authors:
3. Elkins RC, Knott-Craig CJ, Ward KE, et al: Pulmonary autograft in children: Realized growth potential Ann Thorac Surg 57:1387-1394, 1994
Journal article in press:
4. Alvarez JM, Quiney NF, McMillan D., et al: The use of ultra -low dose aprotinin to reduce blood loss in cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Vas Anesth (in press)
5. Kirklin JW, Barratt-Boyce BJ: Cardiac Surgery (ed 2). New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1993
Chapter of book:
6. Castenada AR, Jonas RA, Mayer JE Jr, et al: Pediatric valve replacement, in Doe JE (ed): Cardiac Surgery of the Neonate and Infant. Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1994, pp 387-395
Book that is a new edition and is in volumes:
7. Sabiston DC Jr, Spencer FC: Surgery of the Chest, vol 1 (ed 6). Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1995
Chapter of book that is part of published meeting:
8. Poirier VL, Frazier OH: Portable electric systems for long - term use, in Akutsu T, Koyangi H (eds): Heart Replacement, Artificial Hearts. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Artificial Heart and Assist Devices, August 7-8, 1992, Tokyo. New York, NY, Sprinter-Verlag, 1993, pp 103-114
Paper presented at a meeting:
9. Bachet JE, Termignon J-L, Dreyfus G, et al: Aortic dissection: Prevalence, cause, and results of late reoperations. Presented at the Seventy-third Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Journal article in journal that is a supplement:
10. Mavroudis C, Zales VR, Backer CL, et al: Fenestrated Fontan with delayed catheter closure: Effects of volume loading and baffle fenestration on cardiac index and oxygen delivery. Circulation 86:85-89, 1992 (suppl 2)
11. Kendall K, Sharp JW, McCarthy PM: Quality of life for hospitalized implantable LVAD patients J Heart Lung Transplant 13:S72, 1994 (abstr 123) Editorials 12. Cox JL: Anatomy of the posterior septal space. Am J Cardiol 68:675-677, 1991 (editorial) Reference links
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 J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51–59.
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 W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.
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