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Supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Medical University of South Carolina's Clinical and Translational Science Award No. UL1RR029882.
Disclosures: Author has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.
Read at the 94th Annual Meeting of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 26-30, 2014.
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