2,069 results match your criteria Annals Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery[Journal]


The Past, Present and Future of Pulmonary Metastasectomy: A Review Article.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Pulmonary metastases are a sign of advanced malignancy and an omen of poor prognosis. Once primary tumors metastasize, they become notoriously difficult to treat and interdisciplinary management often involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. Over the last 25 years, the emerging body of evidence has recognized the curative potential of pulmonary metastasectomy. Read More

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April 2019
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Atrial Hemangioma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

A primary cardiac tumor is a rare clinical entity which was reported an incidence of 0.03% in previous autopsy series. 75% cardiac tumors are cardiac myxoma and cardiac hemangiomas constitute only 1-2% of primary cardiac tumors. Read More

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March 2019
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A Novel Sizing Technique for Mitral Annuloplasty.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.

Although sizing for mitral annuloplasty (MAP) is a critical part of mitral valve repair, no consistent method is used, and precise size adjustment is done somewhat by intuition. We developed a new original ring size tester and have been applying it to our mitral valve repair procedure. The concept is that the tester shapes the annulus into exactly the same size and form as the target annuloplasty while confirming a good leaflet coaptation with a saline test to simulate annuloplasty. Read More

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March 2019
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Comparison of Fast-Track and Conventional Anesthesia for Transthoracic Closure of Ventricular Septal Defects in Pediatric Patients.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

Background: To compare and analyze the safety and efficacy of fast-track and conventional anesthesia for transthoracic closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in pediatric patients.

Methods: A total of 82 pediatric patients undergoing transthoracic closure of VSDs between September and December 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into two groups, including 42 patients in group F (fast-track anesthesia) and 40 patients in group C (conventional anesthesia). Read More

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March 2019
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Nineteen Years of Single Institute Experiences with Sorin Bicarbon Prosthesis.

Authors:
Hung Dung Van

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Ho Chi Minh Heart Institute, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Purpose: We want to share our experience of Sorin Bicarbon prosthesis (SBP) after 19 years follow-up.

Methods: Retrospective study of 1377 patients who had replaced with SBP from May 1998 to December 2008 at Ho Chi Minh Heart Institute, Viet Nam.

Results: Male patients was 42%, mean age was 40. Read More

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March 2019
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Intravascular Stapling Technique for Interlobar Fissure Division in the Left Lower Lobectomy.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan.

Introduction: Prolonged air leak is the most common complication after pulmonary resection. This occurs more frequently in patients with incomplete interlobar fissure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or emphysema. Interlobar lymphadenopathy can make interlobar fissure division difficult. Read More

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March 2019
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Thoracoscopic Bronchial Artery Resection for Multiple Bronchial Artery Aneurysms.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

We describe a 36-year-old asymptomatic female with multiple bronchial artery aneurysms (BAAs) and a bronchial artery (BA) to pulmonary artery (PA) fistula. She was treated with thoracoscopic BA resection without lobectomy in lieu of catheter embolization as first-line treatment. The configuration of the BA and the location of the BAAs were clearly visualized using three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT); therefore, the segment of the BA to resect was assessed preoperatively and complete resection of all BAAs was performed. Read More

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March 2019
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The Utility of a 3D Endoscope and Robot-Assisted System for MIDCAB.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Chiba-Nishi General Hospital, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan.

Background: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) has been revived with new techniques and hybrid procedures for MIDCAB and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We reviewed the midterm results of MIDCAB with a three-dimensional (3D) endoscope in our institution.

Methods: Of the 359 patients who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from December 2013 to March 2017, 54 had MIDCAB with the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) to left anterior descending (LAD) artery through a small left thoracotomy with a 3D endoscope. Read More

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March 2019
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Factors Associated with Low Admission Platelet Count in Adults with Acute Aortic Dissection.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Purpose: Platelets are crucial components of the coagulation processes, and low admission platelet count (PLC) is associated with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with Stanford type A acute aortic dissection (AAD).

Methods: A total of 130 consecutive patients undergoing Stanford type A AAD surgery in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled between January 2013 and July 2014. Preoperative clinical and laboratory data from patients were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00187DOI Listing
December 2018
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First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation via Carotid Artery Performed in Japan.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Osaka, Japan.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) through a peripheral arterial access is often complicated by concomitant arteriopathy. We describe here the first successful case of TAVI through the carotid artery in Japan. The patient was an 83-year-old woman with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Read More

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December 2018
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Does Epicardial Adipose Tissue Influence Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation?

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with atrial fibrillation. We investigated the effect of EAT on postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery.

Methods: In all, 77 patients underwent scheduled cardiac surgery. Read More

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December 2018
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Erratum.

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Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 ;24(6):328

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300424PMC
January 2018

Is the Outcome of Pulmonary Resections due to Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in Octogenarian Patients Worse?

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Chest Surgery, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: Lung cancer is one of the major sources of mortality in the elderly. This study was undertaken to assess the early and long-term results of surgical resection in patients older than 70 years of age by comparing the results of patients aged 70-79 years (group 1) with patients older than 80 years of age (group 2).

Methods: Data on patient age, gender, spirometry values, side, size, histology and stage of the tumor, surgical procedures, postoperative complications, Charlson comorbidity scores (CCS), and survival were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00206DOI Listing
December 2018
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Doubly Committed Subarterial Ventricular Septal Defects Closure Using Minimal Mid-Partial Sternotomy.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Repair of doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defects (DCVSD) via a minimal mid-partial sternotomy has not been reported. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this procedure.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all patients with a clinical diagnosis of DCVSD and underwent repair via minimal mid-partial sternotomy at our institution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00184DOI Listing
December 2018
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Drainage Tubeless (DRESS) Bypass Surgery as the Best Palliative Care for Unresectable Thoracic Esophageal Cancer with and without Esophago-Respiratory Fistula.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Miyazaki University Hospital, Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan.

Approximately half of the patients with esophageal cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage with inoperable disease. The technique of bypass surgery, which is one of the palliative procedures for esophageal cancer, usually requires the insertion of a drainage tube for clearing secretions from the blind remnant esophagus. Since the artificial drainage tube is sometimes problematic for the patient after discharge from the hospital, drainage tubeless (DRESS) surgery might be preferable. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00170DOI Listing
December 2018
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Early and Late Outcomes of Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Following Valvular Surgery.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

Purpose: Isolated tricuspid valve surgery (TVS) following valvular surgery has been still challenging. We reviewed our experience to determine early and late outcomes.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 14 patients (mean age, 57. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00195DOI Listing
November 2018
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Effective Combination of Different Surgical Strategies for Deep Sternal Wound Infection and Mediastinitis.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Purpose: Timing and ideal reconstructive approach in deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) and mediastinitis still remain controversially debated. We present our own combined surgical strategy of bilateral pectoralis major muscle flap (BPMMF) or omental flap (OF) transposition.

Methods: Between July 2010 and July 2016, poststernotomy patients with DSWI and mediastinitis underwent a secondary wound closure with modified BPMMF (Group A, center for disease control class (CDC)-II, n = 21; Group B, CDC-III, n = 20) or with OF (Group C, CDC-III, n = 19) following vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). Read More

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November 2018
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Whether Thymoma Patients in Myasthenia Crisis Could Benefit from Immediate Resection of Tumor Compared with Selective Surgery after Stabilization of MC.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 31;25(1):64-65. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.lte.18-00161DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388304PMC
February 2019
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Advanced Lung Cancer Inflammation Index Predicts Outcomes of Patients with Pathological Stage IA Lung Adenocarcinoma Following Surgical Resection.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan.

Purpose: The correlation of advanced cancer with inflammation and/or nutrition factors is well known. Recently, the advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) was developed as a new prognostic tool for patients with advanced lung cancer. In this study, we examined whether ALI results are correlated with prognosis of patients with early stage lung adenocarcinoma who undergo lung resection. Read More

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October 2018
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Assessing Aortic Remodeling after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) in DeBakey IIIb Aortic Dissection: A Retrospective Study.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 10;25(1):46-55. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Radiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong, China.

Purpose: This study analyzed the different levels of aortic remodeling in patients with DeBakey IIIb aortic dissection (AD) after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) at a single center.

Methods: In all, 66 patients with DeBakey IIIb AD who underwent TEVAR in the acute (Group A) or subacute phase (Group SA) from January 2012 to October 2016 were included in the study. The change in aortic lumen (A), true lumen (TL), false lumen (FL), and true lumen index (TLi) at different levels were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00167DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388301PMC
February 2019
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PD-L1 Expression in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Including Various Adenocarcinoma Subtypes.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 3;25(1):1-9. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Chest Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Purpose: Knowledge regarding programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in lung cancer is limited. We aim to clarify PD-L1-positive expression in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), including adenocarcinoma subtypes.

Methods: In all, 90 NSCLC specimens containing various adenocarcinoma subtypes, in addition to squamous cell carcinoma and large-cell carcinoma were selected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00163DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388302PMC
February 2019
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Single-Center Experience with Minimally Invasive Mitral Operations through Right Minithoracotomy.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 20;25(1):18-25. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Medicine, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

Background: To report single-institution experience with minimally invasive mitral valve operations through the right minithoracotomy over a 5-year period.

Methods: Patients who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) between January 2012 and December 2016 were included. Clinical follow-up data were collected in a prospective database and analyzed retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388298PMC
February 2019
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Comparative Effects of Blood and Crystalloid Cardioplegia on Cellular Injury and Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Surgery.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 28;25(1):10-17. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Acibadem University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different cardioplegic solutions on endothelial integrity and oxidative stress in cardiovascular surgery.

Methods: In this randomized prospective study, after ethics approval and informed consent, 60 surgical patients were included. Patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery were randomized into two groups as warm blood cardioplegia (n = 30) and cold crystalloid cardioplegia (n = 30) following the cross-clamping. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00113DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388305PMC
February 2019
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Left Ventricular Recovery with Explantation of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device after 5 Years of Support.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 28. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Division of Cardiothoracic Transplant and Assist Devices, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Mechanical circulatory support may result in sufficient myocardial recovery to allow for explantation of the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The duration of support associated with left ventricular recovery has generally been 6-12 months. In this report, we present a patient in whom the left ventricle recovered after 5 years of support with a LVAD. Read More

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August 2018
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Aortitis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 29;24(6):279-287. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Cardiology, The First Hospital of Putian, Teaching Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Putian, Fujian, China.

Patients with aortitis often present with nonspecific constitutional symptoms. Due to the fact that aortitis is associated with inflammatory or infectious courses, patients may manifest fever or fever of unknown origin. Such clinical characteristics of aortitis are unavoidably brought about diagnostic dilemmas and might lead to a series of unnecessary work-ups and maltreatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.ra.18-00136DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300425PMC
December 2018
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The Risk Factor Analysis for the Late Graft Failure of Radial Artery Graft in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 17;25(1):32-38. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the early operative results and detect the factors influencing the fate of radial artery grafts (RAGs) by evaluating the mid-term patency.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 410 patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting using RAG. RAGs were anastomosed to 526 coronary arteries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00054DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388303PMC
February 2019
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Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy in Adults with Transposition of the Great Vessels.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 10. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Circulatory Support, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, USA.

An increasing number of children with congenital heart disease are surviving into adulthood and subsequently developing end-stage heart failure. Two example populations are adults who have been previously operated on for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) and transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Implantation of a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) in these patients can present unusual anatomical and physiologic challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.cr.18-00021DOI Listing
August 2018
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Comparison of Del Nido and Intermittent Warm Blood Cardioplegia in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 9;25(1):39-45. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences Adana City Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Purpose: In this study, we aim to investigate the efficacy and clinical results of using Del Nido solution (DNS) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery by comparing with intermittent warm blood cardioplegia (IWBC).

Methods: Between March 2017 and February 2018, 297 adult patients who underwent primary isolated CABG surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were included in the study. We used DNS in 112 patients and IWBC was used in 185 patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00087DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388299PMC
February 2019
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Preventive Effect of Suvorexant for Postoperative Delirium after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 9;25(1):26-31. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Soka Municipal Hospital, Soka, Saitama, Japan.

Objective: Suvorexant is an orexin receptor antagonist and is effective in inducing sleep. We hypothesized that Suvorexant would reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium (POD) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Methods: We reviewed 88 patients (12 women, mean age: 69. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00038DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388307PMC
February 2019

Nuclear Morphometry of Lung Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Cytologic Study.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 9;24(6):303-307. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan.

Background: The nuclei of most cancer cells in histopathologic preparations differ from normal nuclei and vary individually in size, shape, and chromatin pattern. Although the cytologic characteristics of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung have been described, quantification of the cytologic features has not been established.

Methods: Cytologic investigations were performed on bronchial brushings or washings, or fine-needle aspirates. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300421PMC
December 2018
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Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction of Double Valve Re-Replacement Using Bioprosthesis.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 9. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Toyota Kosei Hospital, Toyota, Aichi, Japan.

We present a case of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction after double valve re-replacement with bioprostheses. A 72-year-old man, who had undergone double valve replacement (DVR) with bioprosthetic valves 9 years previously, underwent re-replacement of valves because of structural valve deterioration. However, owing to LVOT obstruction related to the bioprosthesis in the mitral position, acute pulmonary edema occurred immediately after surgery. Read More

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The Comparison of Perventricular Device Closure with Transcatheter Device Closure and the Surgical Repair via Median Sternotomy for Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 27;24(6):308-314. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

Background: Perventricular and transcatheter device closures are performed for perimembranous ventricular septal defect (pmVSD) to reduce the surgical trauma of conventional surgical repair via median sternotomy. Few comparative studies have been conducted among these three procedures.

Methods: From June 2015 to May 2016, 247 patients with isolated pmVSD who had undergone perventricular or transcatheter device closure or conventional surgical repair were reviewed to compare these three procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00085DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300419PMC
December 2018
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Retrospective Analysis of Air Handling by Contemporary Oxygenators in the Setting of Cardiac Surgery.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 10 11;24(5):230-237. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Purpose: Cardiac surgery with the use of extracorporeal circulation is associated with a significant risk for gaseous microemboli (GME) despite excellent surgical techniques and highest operative standards. GME are associated with postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction and negative clinical outcome. This study determines whether oxygenator design has influence on perioperative outcome after cardiac surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197996PMC
October 2018
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Lung Transplantation with Controlled Donation after Circulatory Death Donors.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 2;24(6):296-302. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zurich University Hospital, Switzerland.

Purpose: Utilization of donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors has the potential to decrease donor shortage in lung transplantation (LTx). This study reviews the long-term outcome of LTx from DCD donors.

Methods: We included all consecutive DCD (Maastricht Category III) and all donations after brain death (DBD) donor lung transplants at our Center performed between January 2012 and February 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00098DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300426PMC
December 2018
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VATS and Intrapleural Fibrinolytic Therapy for Parapneumonic Empyema.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 10 2;24(5):263-264. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba-Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.lte.18-00092DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198002PMC
October 2018
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The Efficacy and Safety of the WATCHMAN Device in LAA Occlusion in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Contraindicated to Oral Anticoagulation: A Focused Review.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 29;24(6):271-278. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Achbishop James University College, Songea, Tanzania.

The standard treatment for stroke risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is the use of oral anticoagulants (OACs). However, a substantial number of patients have relative or absolute contraindications to OACs due to concerns of major bleeding risk and other adverse effects while using oral anticoagulation therapy. Recently, occurrences of exclusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) in patients with contraindication to anticoagulation therapy are widely expanding worldwide, causing major contentious discussions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.ra.18-00014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300422PMC
December 2018
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Future Perspectives of Surgery for Esophageal Cancer.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 29;24(5):219-222. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan.

Esophageal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Surgery plays an important role in the treatment strategies for esophageal cancer. Recent advances in surgical techniques and perioperative management have dramatically improved the mortality rate; however, esophagectomy remains a highly invasive procedure that can lead to severe postoperative complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.ed.18-00126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197999PMC
October 2018

Ruptured Deep Femoral Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 29;24(5):255-258. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Department of Surgery, 4th Military Teaching Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.

A deep femoral artery (DFA) aneurysm is a very rare pathology of the vascular system. Peripheral arterial aneurysms constitute 4.6% of all aneurysms, of which 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.cr.18-00004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197994PMC
October 2018
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Cardiac Surgery Using Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in a Case of Essential Thrombocythemia.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan.

We present the case of a 61-year-old patient with a history of essential thrombocythemia (ET) who was diagnosed as having aortic valve stenosis and dilatation of his ascending aorta. His aortic valve and ascending aorta were replaced under hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA). No clear guideline exists for preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative management of cardiac surgery using HCA for ET patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.cr.17-00241DOI Listing
June 2018
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Influence of Regional Anesthesia on the Rate of Chronic Postthoracotomy Pain Syndrome in Lung Cancer Patients.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 20;24(4):180-186. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

P.A. Herzen Moscow Cancer Research Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Purpose: Our study aimed to assess whether the type of regional anesthesia influenced the incidence of chronic postthoracotomy pain syndrome (CPTPS).

Methods: This was a prospective, randomized study that included 300 patients undergoing lung cancer resection using thoracotomy. They were randomized into three groups: paravertebral nerve block (PVB), thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA), and intercostal nerve block (INB). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00044DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102606PMC
August 2018
31 Reads

Emergency Endografting for Spontaneous Thoracic Aortic Rupture.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Jun 12. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kawasaki Municipal Hospital, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Spontaneous rupture of the thoracic aorta is rare. We present a 76-year-old man who developed spontaneous rupture of the aortic arch associated with massive periaortic hematoma and hypovolemic shock. Because the site of rupture could not be identified, emergency hybrid endovascular aortic repair to shield a long segment of the aorta was performed according to the extent and density of periaortic hematoma on axial CT scans. Read More

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Endoscopic and Surgical Treatment of Benign Tracheal Stenosis: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 7;24(6):288-295. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Pulmonology, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: Surgical resection and reconstruction are considered the most appropriate approaches to treat post-intubation tracheal stenosis (PITS). Bronchoscopic methods can be utilized as palliative therapy in patients who are ineligible for surgical treatment or who develop post-surgical re-stenosis. We investigated treatment outcomes in patients with benign tracheal stenosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300420PMC
December 2018
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Is Systolic Right Ventricular Function Reduced after Thoracic Non-Cardiac Surgery? A Propensity Matched Echocardiographic Analysis.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 7;24(5):238-246. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

Purpose: To assess whether thoracic non-cardiac surgery has an influence on right ventricular function (RVF) compared to known impaired postoperative RV function after cardiac surgery.

Methods: In all, 50 patients (mean age: 61 years), who underwent thoracic non-cardiac surgery were included and matched using propensity score to 50 patients, receiving coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) (CABG). All patients had transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) including two-dimensional speckle tracking (2D-STE) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) pre- and 1 week postoperatively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00046DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198000PMC
October 2018
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Primary and Rescue Endoluminal Vacuum Therapy in the Management of Esophageal Perforations and Leaks.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 7;24(4):173-179. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, USA.

Background: To investigate the efficacy of primary and rescue endoluminal vacuum (EVAC) therapy in the treatment of esophageal perforations and leaks.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of a prospectively gathered, Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved database of EVAC therapy patients at our center from July 2013 to September 2016.

Results: In all, 13 patients were treated for esophageal perforations or leaks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.17-00107DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102603PMC
August 2018
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Successful Surgical Closure of an Esophagobronchial Fistula Caused by a Foreign Body in the Esophagus of a Female Octogenarian with a Delayed Diagnosis: A Case Report.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Esophagobronchial fistula (EBF) caused by an esophageal foreign body is rare in adults. All surgical interventions in the reported cases were performed via right thoracotomy. We have successfully treated an 88-year-old woman with EBF caused by a thick 2 × 2 cm piece of cake decorating paper that was swallowed accidentally. Read More

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Impact of the 8th Edition of the UICC-TNM Classification on Clinical Stage 0-IA Lung Adenocarcinoma: Does the New Classification Predict Postoperative Prognosis More Precisely than the Previous One?

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 30;24(5):223-229. Epub 2018 May 30.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: Early lung adenocarcinoma has been more frequently found recently. The 8th edition of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)-Tumor Node Metastasis (TNM) classification for lung cancer has been effective since January 2017. This study aims to elucidate advantages of the current classification for patients with clinical stage 0-IA lung adenocarcinoma, in comparison with the older one. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.18-00051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197998PMC
October 2018
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Should We Be Afraid of Antiplatelet Treatment before Carotid Endarterectomy?

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 08 30;24(4):213-214. Epub 2018 May 30.

Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.lte.18-00013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102602PMC
August 2018
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Communication Site Ligation and Polyglycolic Acid Sheet Use for the Treatment of Hydrothorax in Patients Undergoing Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Oct 21;24(5):259-262. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nippon Medical School Main Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Introduction: Hydrothorax due to pleuroperitoneal communication (PPC) can occur in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). We report our experiences of the safety and efficacy of the treatment of four patients with a novel video-assisted thoracoscopy method.

Methods: Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed with a mini-thoracotomy of 5 cm in length. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.nm.18-00066DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6197995PMC
October 2018
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Early LVAD Implantation in a Patient with Left Ventricular Failure after Aortic Dissection with Left Main Stem Involvement.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 May 21. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

Background: Coronary involvement in aortic dissection heralds a poor outcome. Involvement of the left main stem may lead to left ventricular (LV) failure requiring mechanical circulatory support.

Case Report: A staged approach was applied in a 24-year-old female who suffered extensive infarction due to aortic dissection with left main stem involvement. Read More

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May 2018
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Off-Pump Coronary Surgery.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Aug 18;24(4):193-199. Epub 2018 May 18.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical School of Eskisehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU), Eskisehir, Turkey.

Purpose: To determine to what extent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects mortality and morbidity rates in patients treated with off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

Methods: A total of 321 patients treated with off-pump CABG were included in the present study. Of the 321 patients, 46 patients had COPD and they were designated as Group 1 and the remaining 275 patients did not have COPD and they were considered as Group 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5761/atcs.oa.17-00231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102600PMC
August 2018
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