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BACKGROUND Children suffering from beta-thalassemia major require repeated blood transfusions which may be associated with dangers like iron overload and contraction of infections such as HIV, HCV, and HBsAg which ultimately curtail their life span. On the other hand, inadequate transfusions lead to severe anemia and general fatigue and debility. (More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated that patients undergoing complex surgical procedures at high-volume centers have improved outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine if this volume-outcomes relationship persists at a national level among patients undergoing emergent open repair for thoracic aortic dissection. METHODS De-identified(More)
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