J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2017 Feb;58(1):133-135
Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2021 Sep 18. Epub 2021 Sep 18.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether graft explantation and replacement are superior to graft preservation in patients with thoracic aortic graft infections. Altogether, more than 487 papers were found using the reported search; of these, 7 comparative studies represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. Read More
Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima, Kagoshima, 890-8520, Japan.
A 66-year-old-man who had undergone partial aortic arch and descending aortic graft replacement for a dissecting aortic aneurysm presented to our hospital with pain and beating swelling of his left back shoulder. Enhanced computed tomography and aortic angiography revealed graft rupture caused by one of the claws of a rib fixation strut. Furthermore, another claw had invaded a lung. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2021 Aug;13(8):4830-4844
Editorial Department, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavez, Mexico City, Mexico.
Background: Aortic aneurysm and dissection are important causes of morbimortality in patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) and other connective tissue diseases that affect the cardiovascular tissues. Timely intervention through different surgical techniques improves the prognosis. Both sparing and replacement-type interventions of the aortic valve are used, but selection depends on the condition of the patient at the time of diagnosis, the patient's emergency condition, surgeon preference and hospital resources. Read More
Ann Maxillofac Surg 2021 Jan-Jun;11(1):42-48. Epub 2021 Jul 24.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
Introduction: Bovine-derived collagen membrane is usually and regularly used as a temporary cover or dressing for extraoral wounds and burns. It has wide applications because of its usefulness and biocompatibility. This has provoked us to do a study with the use of collagen membrane even for minor intraoral surgical defects. Read More
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Sep 11. Epub 2021 Sep 11.
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh; Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Electronic address:
To determine the impact of aortic root replacement (ARR) with a stentless bioprosthetic valve on midterm outcomes compared to a stented bioprosthetic valve-graft conduit. This was an observational study of aortic root operations from 2010-2018. All patients with a complete ARR for non-endocarditis reasons were included, while patients undergoing valve-sparing root replacements or primary aortic valve replacement or repair were excluded. Read More