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Truncus Arteriosus Survival Outcomes: Does 22q 11.2 Deletion Matter?
  • Felina Mille,
  • Venkat Shankar
Felina Mille
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Venkat Shankar
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

27 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
27 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
30 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

The authors of “Outcomes of truncus arteriosus repair and predictors of mortality” carried out a retrospective analysis of more than 3000 infants with truncus arteriosus using the National Inpatient Sample dataset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database. Logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with in-hospital mortality. The authors also identified a seemingly protective effect of 22q11.2 deletion. But do these findings offer a complete understanding of surgical risk factors for patients with truncus arteriosus?