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Faculty and Fellows Scholarly Activity 2014-2015

·       Aiyagari R, Rhodes JF, Shrader P, Radtke WA, Bandisode VM, Bergersen L, Gillespie MJ, Gray RG, Guey LT, Hill KD, Hirsch R, Kim DW, Lee KJ, Pelech AN, Ringewald J, Takao C, Vincent JA, Ohye RG. (Collaborators including Atz AM) Impact of pre-stage II hemodynamics and pulmonary artery anatomy on 12-month outcomes in the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. PMID 24332668 PMC4053497 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct;148(4):1467-74

·       Anderson RH, Spicer DE, Henry GW, Rigsby C, Hlavacek AM, Mohun TJ. What is aortic overriding? PMID 24983250 Cardiol Young. 2015 Apr;25(4):612-25

·       Anderson RH, Spicer DE, Henry GW, Rigsby C, Hlavacek AM, Mohun TJ  Reply: the significance of aortic overriding and pulmonary stenosis in tetralogy of Fallot. PMID 25879107 Cardiol Young. 2015 Apr; 25(4):627.

·       Atz AM, Zak V, Mahony L, Uzark K, Shrader P, Gallagher D, Paridon SM, Williams RV, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Kaltman JR, Margossian R, Pasquali SK, Allen K, Lai WW, Korsin R, Marino BS, Mirarchi N, McCrindle BW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators.   Survival Data and Predictors of Functional Outcome an Average of 15 Years after the Fontan Procedure: The Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cohort PMID 24934522 PMC4414014 Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jan-Feb;10(1):E30-42

·       Biglino G, Giardini A, Ntsinjana HN, Schievano S, Hsia TY, Taylor AM, Taylor A, Giardini A, Khambadkone S, Schievano S, de Leval M, Hsia TY, Bove E, Dorfman A, Baker GH, Hlavacek A, Migliavacca F, Pennati G, Dubini G, Marsden A, Feinstein J, Vignon-Clementel I, Figliola R, McGregor J. Ventriculoarterial coupling in palliated hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Noninvasive assessment of the effects of surgical arch reconstruction and shunt type. PMID 24629219 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1526-33.

·       Buckley JR, Kavarana MN, Chowdhury SM, Scheurer MA.  Current Practice and Utility of Chromosome Microarray Analysis in Infants Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. PMID 25494910 PMC4466217  Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 May-Jun;10(3):E131-8

·       Butts RJ, Savage AJ, Nietert PJ, Kavarana M, Moussa O, Burnette AL, Atz AM. Effect of human leukocyte antigen-C and –DQ matching on pediatric heart transplant graft survival.  PMID 25128416  PMC4252914 J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Dec;33(12):1282-7

·       Butts RJ, Scheurer MA, Atz AM, Moussa O, Burnette AL, Hulsey TC, Savage AJ.  Association of human leukocyte antigen donor-recipient matching and pediatric heart transplant graft survival. PMID 24833649   PMC4102664 Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Jul; 7(4):605-11.

·       Butts RJ, Spencer CT, Jackson L, Heal ME, Forbus G, Hulsey TC, Atz AM. Estimating Equations for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Variables in Fontan Patients: Derivation and Validation Using a Multicenter Cross-Sectional Database. PMID 25179464    PMC4361225  Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Feb;36(2):393-401

·       Chowdhury SM, Butts RJ, Buckley JR, Hlavacek AM, Khambadkone S, Hsia TY, Baker GH.  Comparison of pressure-volume loop and echocardiographic measures of diastolic function in patients with a single-ventricle physiology. PMID 24584211    PMC4082737 Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Aug;35(6):998-1006.

·       Chowdhury SM, Hijazi ZM, Rhodes JF, Kar S, Makkar R, Mullen M, Cao QL, Mandinov L, Buckley J, Pietris NP, Shirali GS. Changes in speckle tracking echocardiography measures of ventricular function after percutaneous implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve in the pulmonary position. PMID 25047063  PMC4369782  Echocardiography. 2015 Mar;32(3):461-9.

·       Chowdhury SM, Hijazi ZM, Fahey JT, Rhodes JF, Kar S, Makkar R, Mullen M, Cao QL, Shirali GS. Speckle-Tracking Echocardiographic Measures of Right Ventricular Function Correlate With Improvement in Exercise Function After Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation. PMID 26117295 J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jun 24. pii: S0894-7317(15)00382-X

·       Corsini C, Baker C, Baretta A, Biglino G, Hlavacek AM, Hsia TY, Kung E, Marsden A, Migliavacca F, Vignon-Clementel I, Pennati G; The Modeling of Congenital Hearts Alliance (MOCHA) Investigators. Integration of Clinical Data Collected at Different Times for Virtual Surgery in Single Ventricle Patients: A Case Study. PMID 25344350   Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Jun; 43(6):1310-20.

·       Corsini C, Biglino G, Schievano S, Hsia TY, Migliavacca F, Pennati G, Taylor AM; (MOCHA Collaborative Group.- including Baker) The effect of modified Blalock-Taussig shunt size and coarctation severity on coronary perfusion after the Norwood operation. PMID 24906601 Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):648-54.

·       Dyer KT, Hlavacek AM, Meinel FG, De Cecco CN, McQuiston AD, Schoepf UJ, Pietris NP. Imaging in Congenital Pulmonary Vein Anomalies: The Role of Computed Tomography. PMID 25142330  Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Sep;44(9):1158-68; quiz 1155-7.

·       Elhoff JJ, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, Atz AM. Potential Unintended Consequences of a Conservative Management Strategy for Patent Ductus Arteriosus. PMID 26193967 Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Jul 20. doi: 10.1111/chd.12287. [Epub ahead of print]

·       Frommelt PC, Gerstenberger E, Cnota JF, Cohen MS, Gorentz J, Hill KD, John JB, Levine JC, Lu J, Mahle WT, McCandless RT, Mertens L, Pearson GD, Spencer C, Thacker D, Williams IA, Wong PC, Newburger JW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Impact of initial shunt type on cardiac size and function in children with single right ventricle anomalies before the fontan procedure: the single ventricle reconstruction extension trial. PMID 25440099  PMC4254493 J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11; 64(19):2026-35.

·       Gaies M, Cooper DS, Tabbutt S, Schwartz SM, Ghanayem N, Chanani NK, Costello JM, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC, Shekerdemian LS, Donohue JE, Willis GM, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Ohye RG, Charpie JR, Pasquali SK, Scheurer MA Collaborative quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care unit: development of the Paediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4). PMID 25167212  PMC4344914 Cardiol Young. 2015 Jun;25(5):951-7

·       Gaynor JW, Kim DS, Arrington CB, Atz AM, Bellinger DC, Burt AA, Ghanayem NS   Validation of association of the apolipoprotein E ε2 allele with neurodevelopmental dysfunction after cardiac surgery in neonates and infants. PMID 25282659   PMC4376113  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec;148(6):2560-6.

·       Gaynor JW, Stopp C, Wypij D, Andropoulos DB, Atallah J, Atz AM, et al.  Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery in Infancy PMID 25917996 Pediatrics. 2015 May; 135(5):816-25.

·       Goldberg CS, Lu M, Sleeper LA, Mahle WT, Gaynor JW, Williams IA, Mussatto KA, Ohye RG, Graham EM, Frank DU, Jacobs JP, Krawczeski C, Lambert L, Lewis A, Pemberton VL, Sananes R, Sood E, Wechsler SB, Bellinger DC, Newburger JW. (Collaborators including Atz AM) Factors associated with neurodevelopment for children with single ventricle lesions. PMID 24952712 PMC4356168  J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;165(3):490-496.e8

·       Graham EM, Adami RR, McKenney SL, Jennings JM, Burd I, Witter FR  Diagnostic accuracy of fetal heart rate monitoring in the identification of neonatal encephalopathy. PMID 25162250  PMC4147668   Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;124(3):507-13              

·       Jeewa A, Chin C, Pahl E, Atz AM, Carboni MP, Pruitt E, Naftel DC, Rodriguez R, Dipchand AI Outcomes after percutaneous coronary artery revascularization procedures for cardiac allograft vasculopathy in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A multi-institutional study. PMID 25578627   J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1163-8. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.11.011. Epub 2014 Nov 15.

·       Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Sleeper LA, Yetman AT, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Pearson GD, Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Atz AM, Benson DW, et al. Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome.  PMID 25405392  PMC4386623 N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27; 371(22):2061-71.

·       Loomba RS, Hlavacek AM, Spicer DE, Anderson RH.  Isomerism or heterotaxy: which term leads to better understanding? PMID 26088959 Cardiol Young. 2015 Jun 19:1-7.

·       Meoli A, Cutrì E, Krishnamurthy A, Dubini G, Migliavacca F, Hsia TY, Pennati G; Modeling of Congenital Hearts Alliance (MOCHA) Group, Taylor A, Giardini A, Khambadkone S, Schievano S, de Leval M, Hsia TY, Bove E, Dorfman A, Baker GH, Hlavacek A, Migliavacca F, Pennati G, Dubini G, Marsden A, Feinstein J, Vignon-Clementel I, Figliola R, McGregor J A multiscale model for the study of cardiac biomechanics in single-ventricle surgeries: a clinical case. PMID 25844151 PMC4342947  Interface Focus. 2015 Apr 6;5(2):20140079

·       Meinel FG, Henzler T, Schoepf UJ, Park P, Huda W, Spearman JV, Dyer KT, Rao AG, Hlavacek AM.   ECG-Synchronized CT Angiography in 324 Consecutive Pediatric Patients: Spectrum of Indications and Trends in Radiation Dose PMID 25380963 Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Mar; 36(3):569-78.

·       Moore JP, Patel PA, Shannon KM, Albers EL, Salerno JC, Stein MA, Stephenson EA, Mohan S, Shah MJ, Asakai H, Pflaumer A, Czosek RJ, Everitt MD, Garnreiter JM, McCanta AC, Papez AL, Escudero C, Sanatani S, Cain NB, Kannankeril PJ, Bratincsak A, Mandapati R, Silva JN, Knecht KR, Balaji S. Predictors of myocardial recovery in pediatric tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. PMID 24751393 Heart Rhythm. 2014 Jul; 11(7):1163-9.

·       Nathan M, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Frommelt PC, Caldarone CA, Tweddell JS, Lu M, Pearson GD, Gaynor JW, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Colan SD, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gruber PJ, Hill K, Hirsch-Romano J, Jacobs JP, Kaltman JR, Kumar SR, Morales D, Bradley SM, Kanter K, Newburger JW. (Collaborators including Atz AM) Technical performance score is associated with outcomes after the Norwood procedure. PMID 25037617  PMC4253672 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 148(5):2208-13, 2214.e1-6.         

·       Schiavazzi DE, Kung EO, Marsden AL, Baker C, Pennati G, Hsia TY, Hlavacek A, Dorfman AL; Modeling of Congenital Hearts Alliance (MOCHA) Investigators. Hemodynamic effects of left pulmonary artery stenosis after superior cavopulmonary connection: A patient-specific multiscale modeling study. PMID   25659189 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 149(3):689-96.e1-3.

·       Schiavazzi DE, Arbia G, Baker C, Hlavacek AM, Hsia TY, Marsden AL, Vignon-Clementel IE, Modeling Of Congenital Hearts Alliance Mocha Investigators FT.  Uncertainty quantification in virtual surgery hemodynamics predictions for single ventricle palliation. PMID 26217878 Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng. 2015 Jul 28. doi: 10.1002/cnm.2737. [Epub ahead of print]

·       Sistino JJ, Atz AM, Simpson KN, Ellis C, Ikonomidis JS, Bradley SM. The prevalence of attention-deficit /hyperactivity disorder following neonatal aortic arch repair. PMID 24775274    Cardiol Young. 2015 Apr; 25(4):663-9.

·       Tang CX, Schoepf UJ, Chowdhury SM, Fox MA, Zhang LJ, Lu GM.  Multidetector computed tomography pulmonary angiography in childhood acute pulmonary embolism. PMID 25846076  PMC4553120   Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Sep; 45(10):1431-9. doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3336-6. Epub 2015 Apr 7.

·       Thiagarajan, RR, Scheurer, MA, Salvin, JW. Great Need, Scarce Resources, and Choice: Reflections on Ethical Issues Following a Medical Mission. PMID 25517568 J Clin Ethics. 2014 Winter; 25(4):311-3.

·       Trezzi M, Bradley SM, Bandisode V, Baker H, Kavarana MN.  Prior Innominate Vein Occlusion Does Not Preclude Successful Bidirectional Superior Cavopulmonary Connection. PMID 26013707  Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):162-6.

·       Trezzi M, Bandisode VM, Kavarana MN, Bradley SM. Intraoperative pulmonary flow study for decision making in the comprehensive stage II hybrid procedure. PMID 24746992 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 148(2):743-5.    

·       Villafañe J, Baker GH, Austin EH, Miller S, Peng L, Beekman R.  Melody® pulmonary valve bacterial endocarditis: Experience in four pediatric patients and a review of the literature. PMID 24403185 Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Aug 1; 84(2):212-8.

·       Waterhouse J, Bandisode V, Brandon D, Olson M, Docherty SL Evaluation of the use of a stabilization device to improve the quality of care in patients with peripherally inserted central catheters. PMID 25054525   AACN Adv Crit Care. 2014 Jul-Sep; 25(3):213-20.             

·       Williams J, Cain N. Case report of successful treatment of pallid breath-holding spells with glycopyrrolate. PMID 25869368 Pediatrics. 2015 May; 135(5):e1308-11.

·       Zyblewski SC, Nietert PJ, Graham EM, Taylor SN, Atz AM, Wagner CL. Randomized clinical trial of pre-operative feeding to evaluate intestinal barrier function in neonates requiring cardiac surgery. PMID 25962930 PMC4485947 J Pediatr. 2015 Jul; 167(1):47-51.e1.

Faculty and Fellows Presentations 2014-2015

·       Alten JA, Donohue JE, Yu S,Pasquali SK, Marino BS, Bolivar J, Figueroa MI, Chanami NK, Graham EM, Jacobs JP, Tabbutt S, Ghanayem N, Charpie JR, Cooper DS, Gaies MG.  Perioperative feeding management of neonates with congenital heart disease:  Analysis of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) Registry.  Presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 10th International Conference, Miami FL, December 2014.

·       Atz AM, Zak V, Mahony L, Burns K, Goldberg D, Williams R, Breitbart R, Korsin R, Colan S, marino BS, Margossiam R, Daniels K, Uzark K, Henderson H, Mc Crindle B, for the Pediatric Heat Network Investigators. Longitudinal Assessment of Single Ventricle Patients in the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cohort. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, San Diego CA, Mar. 2015.

·       Butts RJ, Davis, Savage AJ, Burnette, Kavarana, Atz AM, Nietert- Effect of Induction Therapy on Graft Survival in Primary Pediatric Heart Transplantation: A propensity score analysis of the UNOS database. ISHLT: The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, class="contentsectionheader"April 15-18, 2015 Nice, France

·       Butts RJ, Savage AJ, Atz AM, Heal ME, Burnette AL, Kavarana MM, Bradley SM, Chowdhury SM- Simple Score to Determine Risk of Early Rejection after Pediatric Heart Transplant ISHLT: The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, class="contentsectionheader"April 15-18, 2015  Nice, France

·       Chowdhury SM, Butts RJ, Taylor CL, Chessa KS, Shirali GS, Baker GH. Validation of Non-invasive Measures of Contractility in Children: A Simultaneous Echocardiography and Conductance Catheterization Study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jun;28(6):B7. Oral abstract presentation at the 26th annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 12-16, 2015.                

·       Chowdhury SM, Carter J, Henshaw MH. Racial Differences in Markers of Cardiovascular Risk in Obese Children: The Influence of Body Size. Presented (oral) at DCRI research day – Charleston, SC. March 26, 2015.  DCRI 2015         

·       Chowdhury SM, Goudar SP, Baker GH, Taylor CL, Shirali GS, Chessa KS, Mertens L. Speckle-Tracking Echocardiographic Measures of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function Correlate with Reference-Standard Measures Before and After Preload Alteration. Poster presented at Cardiology 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. February 12-15, 2015

·       Chowdhury SM, Henshaw MH, Carter J, Thomas TN, Atz AM. Scaling to Lean Body Mass Accurately Classifies Abnormal LV Mass in Obese Children. Poster presented at Cardiology 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. February 12-15, 2015. 

·       Chowdhury SM, Henshaw M, Friedman BA, Carter J, Levitan B, Hulsey TC. Obese Children Exhibit Racial Disparities in the Markers of the Metabolic Syndrome. Abstract – Presented at the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute Scientific Retreat on Obesity, Charleston, SC. October 19, 2012. 

·       Elhoff J and Atz A. Picking up the Pebbles: Lost in the Forest of PDA Treatment.  AAP National Conference and Exhibition. San Diego, CA, Oct 11-14 2014.  Oral (1 day) and Poster Presentation (2 days)                                      

·       Elhoff J and Atz A. Picking up the Pebbles: Lost in the Forest of PDA Treatment.  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease. Orlando, FL, 2014 – Poster Presentation

·       Elhoff J, Taylor CL, Hassid M, Savage AJ, Atz AM, Butts RJ.  Decline of Ventricular Function Under General Anesthesia in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients  Poster Presentation at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease.  Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2015.                       

·       Elhoff J, Chowdhury S, Zyblewski S, Atz A, Bradley S, Graham E.  Intraoperative Steroid Use and Outcomes Following the Norwood Procedure: An Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network’s Public Database.  Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society International Conference. Miami, FL, Dec 2014.

·       Elhoff J, Taylor CL, Hassid M, Savage AJ, Atz AM, Butts RJ.  Decline of Ventricular Function Under General Anesthesia in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients  Poster Presentation at DCRI research day – Charleston, SC. March 26, 2015.                           

·       Elhoff J, Chowdhury S, Zyblewski S, Atz A, Bradley S, Graham E.  Intraoperative Steroid Use and Outcomes Following the Norwood Procedure: An Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network’s Public Database.  Poster Presentation at DCRI research day – Charleston, SC. March 26, 2015.

·       Heal ME, Atz AM, Butts R. Effects of Persistent Fontan Fenestration Patency on Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Variables. 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Cardiovascular Disease. Poster presented at Cardiology 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. February 12-15, 2015.                                                        

·       Heal ME, Baker GH, Kavarana M, Bradley S, Bandisode VB. Creation of Stented Landing Zone for Melody Valves in Surgically Placed Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Conduits. Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2015 Scientific Sessions. Poster presentation. San Diego, CA, May 2015.                            

·       Greenway, Butts, Naftel, Pruitt, Kirklin, Urschel, Knecht Early Statin Therapy Is Not Associated with Improved Survival After Heart Transplantation in Children  ISHLT: The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, class="contentsectionheader"April 15-18, 2015 Nice, France

·       Goudar SP, Chowdhury SM, Shirali GS, Baker GH, Taylor CL, Chessa KS, Mertens L. Inter-vendor Feasibility and Variability of Speckle-Tracking Echocardiographic Measures of Right Ventricular Function in Pediatric subjects. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jun;28(6):B112. Poster presentation at the 26th annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 12-16, 2015.                                         

·       Kavarana MN, Bradley EM, Stroud R, BS, Moussa O, Savage AJ, Nadeau E, Bradley S, Butts R.  Antibody mediated rejection after pediatric heart transplant is associated with differential endothelial cell activation and matrix metalloproteinase expression. ISHLT: The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, class="contentsectionheader"April 15-18, 2015 Nice, France

·       Park, PW, Atz, AM, Taylor CL, Chowdhury SM. Pre-operative Longitudinal Strain is Associated with Length of Stay after the Fontan Procedure. Abstract accepted at the 26th annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 12-16, 2015.                                                

·       Plummer ST, Hornik CP, Baker GH, Fleming GA, et al. Maladaptive Aortic Properties after the Norwood Procedure: An Angiographic Analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Nov. 15-19, 2014 AHA Scientific Sessions Chicago, IL Published in Circulation                                                        

·       Ravishankar C, Gerstenberger E, Atz AM, Affolter J, Bradley T, Menon S, Schumacher K,  Sleeper LA, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gaynor JW, Goldstein B, Henderson H, Jacobs J, Lewis AB, Pemberton VL, Petit C, Pike N, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Newburger JW, for the Pediatric Heart Network. Factors Affecting Fontan Length of Stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, Nov. 15-19, 2014    

·       Reiter, W, Elhoff, J, Thacker, P, Hill, J.  Radiographic Appearance of Contemporary Pediatric Cardiac Assist Devices. Poster Presentation at the Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly. Chicago, IL, Nov-Dec 2014.

·       Scahill CJ, Graham EM, Atz AM, Bradley SM, Minoo KN, Zyblewski SC. Risk factors for gastrostomy tube placement in neonates after cardiac surgery.  Abstract presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 10th International Conference, Miami FL, December 2014.                                              

·       Scahill CJ, Graham EM, Atz AM, Bradley SM, Minoo KN, Zyblewski SC. Relationship between preoperative feeding and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Abstract presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 10th International Conference, Miami FL, December 2014.        

·       Scahill CJ, Graham EM, Atz AM, Bradley SM, Minoo KN, Zyblewski SC. Risk factors for gastrostomy tube placement in neonates after cardiac surgery.  Abstract presented at the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale AZ, February 2015.                                             

·       Scahill CJ, Graham EM, Atz AM, Bradley SM, Minoo KN, Zyblewski SC. Relationship between preoperative feeding and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery.  Oral presentation at the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale AZ, February 2015.  FINALIST, OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATOR AWARD                                                         

·       Sechrist CW, Elhoff JJ, Forbus GA, Hlavacek AM, Zyblewski SC. Incidence and Outcomes of Prenatal Diagnosis of Critical Congenital Heart Disease in South Carolina. Poster Presented at the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale AZ, February 2015.

·       Sechrist CW, Elhoff JJ, Forbus GA, Hlavacek AM, Zyblewski SC.  Incidence and Outcomes of Prenatal Diagnosis of Critical Congenital Heart Disease in South Carolina Poster Presentation at DCRI research day – Charleston, SC. March 26, 2015.                           

·       Smith E, Boyle E, Reeves C, Ruthven L, Schubert A, Rhoton B, Muckenfuss S, Graham EM   Flushing Away Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in an ICU. Presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 10th International Conference, Miami FL, December 2014.

·       Steflik D, Kavarana M, Chowdhury SM. Ruptured Right Coronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm in an Infant.  Clinical Cases Oral Abstract Competition at the 26th annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA

·       Thrush PT, Pahl E, Naftel DC,  Pruitt E, Everitt MO,  Missler H,  Zangwill SD,  Burch M, Hoffman TM,   Butts RJ,   Mahle WT  A Multi-Institutional Evaluation of Antibody-Mediated Rejection Utilizing the PHTS Database: Incidence, Therapies, and Outcomes  ISHLT: The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, class="contentsectionheader"April 15-18, 2015 Nice, France

·       Uzark K, Zak V, Shrader P,McCrindle BW, Radojewski E, Varni J, Handisides J, Daniels K, Hill K, Lambert L, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Lai WW, Atz AM, for the Pediatric Hearth Network Investigators. Quality of Life in Adolescents and Young Adults after the Fontan Operation: The Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Follow-Up Study. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, Nov. 2014.

·       Zyblewski SC, Nietert PJ, Graham EM, Taylor SN, Atz AM, Wagner CL. Randomized clinical trial of pre-operative feeding to evaluate intestinal barrier function in neonates requiring cardiac surgery. Abstract presented at the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2015.