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Wine cup stoma anastomosis after extended sleeve lobectomy for central-type squamous cell lung cancer.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 12;14(1):36. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Chest Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan.

Background: Extended sleeve lobectomy is rarely applied to pulmonary surgery for primary lung cancer to avoid a pneumonectomy. As there is a size discrepancy between main bronchus and peripheral bronchus, ingenuity to improve anastomosis is required in the bronchoplasty. We report herein a case in which successful reconstruction of extended sleeve lobectomy with bronchial wall flap. Read More

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February 2019

Correction to: Trimodally treatment for stage IIIa NSCLC patients increases survival while not effecting surgical mortality or complexity.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 12;14(1):37. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach-Tikva, Israel.

The original article [1] contained an error whereby all authors' names were mistakenly inverted. This error has now been corrected. Read More

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February 2019

The aberrant systemic-pulmonary artery communication: three-dimensional image simulation.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 11;14(1):35. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Taipei, 114, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Background: Congenital arterial abnormalities are unusual causes of hemoptysis in elder patients. Appropriate image examination and recognition of the variant vessels are crucial in achieving precise diagnosis and successful treatment.

Case Presentation: We report a case of 70-year-old female presenting with hemoptysis. Read More

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February 2019

Congenital aneurysmal right coronary artery with a fistula to the left atrium in an adult.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 8;14(1):33. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Institute of Cardiac Sciences, PO BOX 51900, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Background: Congenital coronary artery fistula in association with aneurysm of the involved coronary artery in adults is rare. Moreover, the right coronary artery- left atrial fistula is also uncommon. Most of the cases are asymptomatic. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6367818PMC
February 2019
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Comparison of conventional and primary sutureless surgery for repairing supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 8;14(1):34. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Cardiovascular surgery, Chongqing Three Gorges Central Hospital, Chongqing, 404000, China.

Objective: The efficacy of using a sutureless approach in order to surgically manage postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis following total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) has been reported, though outcomes of primary treatment of supracardiac TAPVD remain unclear. We retrospectively reviewed our cardiac center experience, and compared the differences in mid-term outcomes for those patients that received conventional surgery and those that underwent sutureless technique for the primary repair of supracardiac TAPVD.

Methods: A total of 43 patients (median age, 199 days; range, 35 days to 1572 days) with supracardiac TAPVD underwent surgical treatment at our cardiac center from 2014 to 2018 were studied retrospectively. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368785PMC
February 2019
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Long-term results of radical pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in Korean population.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 6;14(1):32. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: The extent of pericardiectomy is an important issue in constrictive pericarditis but its impact on long-term outcomes has been rarely reported. We compared long-term results of radical pericardiectomy with conventional phrenic to phrenic pericardiectomy.

Methods: Ninety patients who underwent pericardiectomies between February 1995 and April 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364466PMC
February 2019
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Correction to: Predictive risk factors for lymph node metastasis in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer: a case control study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 5;14(1):31. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Liebigstraße 20, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

The original article [1] contains slight errors whereby several terms in the first column of Tables 1, 2, and 3 have an erroneous 'p' preceding them. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6364423PMC
February 2019

A graft inversion technique for retrograde type A aortic dissection after thoracic endovascular repair for type B aortic dissection.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 4;14(1):29. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No.79 Qinqchun Road, Hangzhou, 310003, Zhejiang, China.

Background: Retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) is a rare but life-threatening complication after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B aortic dissection (TBAD). A graft inversion technique was applied to distal anastomosis in total arch replacement for this complicated dissection. We reviewed our results of the processing for this serious complication. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360802PMC
February 2019
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Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma that was continuous with the mitral valve caused severe thrombocytopenia: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 4;14(1):30. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, 100044, China.

Background: Primary cardiac sarcomas are exceedingly rare, and they commonly result in nonspecific constitutional symptoms such as shortness of breath, weight loss, and anaemia-related fatigue and malaise. However, thrombocytopenia has very rarely been reported in association with cardiac tumours, either benign or malignant. We report one case of primary cardiac synovial sarcoma continuous with the mitral valve, which was accompanied by severe thrombocytopenia, and the platelet counts returned rapidly to a normal range early after tumour excision and without any special therapies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360734PMC
February 2019
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Isolated right atrial rupture from blunt trauma: a case report with systematic review of a lethal injury.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 4;14(1):28. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Trauma Department, Hurley Medical Center, One Hurley Plaza, Flint, MI, 48503, USA.

Background: Isolated right atrial rupture (IRAR) from blunt chest trauma is rare. There are no physical exam findings and non-invasive testing specific to the condition, which result in diagnostic delays and poor outcomes. We present a case of IRAR along with a systematic review of similar cases in the literature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360731PMC
February 2019
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The role of HIF-1α-VEGF pathway in bronchiolitis obliterans after lung transplantation.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 29;14(1):27. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, China.

Background: Graft function may be affected if the organ is exposed to hypoxia. We hypothesized that bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after lung transplantation is associated with hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α). This study compares the expression of HIF-1α and its downstream proteins in allograft and isograft to explore the relationship between this pathway and BO in rats. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352448PMC
January 2019
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Serological cytokine profiles of cardiac rejection and lung infection after heart transplantation in rats.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 29;14(1):26. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Hematology, Zhongshan Hospital Qingpu Branch, Fudan University, 1158 East Parkway, Shanghai, 201700, China.

Background: Allograft rejection and infection are the major sources of morbidity and mortality after heart transplant. Early differential diagnosis is clinically crucial but difficult. The aim of the study was to examine serum cytokine profiles associated with each entity and whether such profiles could help to differentiate between them. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352329PMC
January 2019
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Remote ischemic conditioning during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 21;14(1):14. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 1 Minde Road, Nanchang, 330006, Jiangxi, China.

Objective: This systematic review was designed to evaluate the efficacy of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus primary PCI alone for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Search Strategy: Computerized search for trials from PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases.

Selection Criteria: Trials investigating RIC plus primary PCI (group A) versus primary PCI alone (group B). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352430PMC
January 2019
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ABO-identical matching has no superiority in long-term survival in comparison to ABO-compatible matching in lung transplantation.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 28;14(1):24. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund University, 221 85, Lund, Sweden.

Background: Even though identical blood group matching between recipient and donor is preferred, it is still not clear by how much this improves the outcome for patients who received a lung transplant (LTx), or whether there is any survival benefit. Earlier studies have yielded ambiguous results and few have investigated long-term survival. The aim of this study is, therefore, to explore the different outcomes of identical and compatible recipient and donor blood group matching to determine whether identical matching is superior (LTx). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350378PMC
January 2019
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Feasibility of primary sternal plating for morbidly obese patients after cardiac surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 28;14(1):25. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Background: Morbidly obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35 kg/m) who undergo cardiac surgery involving median sternotomy have a higher-than-normal risk of sternal dehiscence. To explore a potential solution to this problem, we examined the utility of transverse sternal plating for primary sternal closure in morbidly obese cardiac surgical patients.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data from cardiac surgical patients who underwent single primary xiphoid transverse titanium plate reinforcement for primary sternal closure from August 2009 to July 2010 (n = 8), and we compared their outcomes with those of patients with BMI ≥35 kg/m who underwent cardiac surgery without sternal plate reinforcement from April 2008 to July 2009 (n = 14). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350305PMC
January 2019
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RhoA/rho-kinase, nitric oxide and inflammatory response in LIMA during OPCABG with isoflurane preconditioning.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 25;14(1):22. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University-Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, No.2 Anzhen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China.

Background: Grafting vessel with LIMA to the left anterior descending coronary artery plays a most important role in the long-term prognosis of OPCABG surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of isoflurane preconditioning on miRs and mRNAs levels in the left internal mammary arterie (LIMA) graft with propofol in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCABG).

Methods: Patients were randomly assigned to receive either propofol (n = 15), or interrupted isoflurane (n = 15). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347768PMC
January 2019
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Neurological complications after cardiac surgery: a retrospective case-control study of risk factors and outcome.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 25;14(1):23. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services, Radiology Unit, IRCCS - ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione), via Tricomi 5, Palermo, 90127, Italy.

Background: To evaluate incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative neurological complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Methods: A total of 2121 patients underwent cardiac surgery between August, 2008 and December, 2013; 91/2121 (4.3%) underwent brain computed tomography (70/91, 77%) or magnetic resonance imaging (21/91, 23%) scan because of major stroke (37/2121, 1. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347812PMC
January 2019
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Tracheal suspension with autogenous rib cartilage in a patient with severe tracheomalacia.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 25;14(1):21. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, Xi'an, 710068, China.

Background: Tracheomalacia (TM), caused by anterior mediastinal tumorectomy, most likely to deteriorate condition of patient life.

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old patient felt serious dyspnea diagnosis as TM caused by the recurrent cervical schwannoma. The narrowest diameter of the TM was only 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6347841PMC
January 2019

Neo-generation of neogenetic bullae after surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax in young adults: a prospective study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 23;14(1):20. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Tsuchiura Kyodo General Hospital, 4-1 Ohtsuno, Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, 300-0028, Japan.

Background: To investigate the development of neogenetic bullae or blebs on 1-year postoperative chest computed tomography after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in young patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP).

Methods: In this prospective study, 10- to 20-year-old patients with PSP were treated via VATS with additional procedures (bullectomy, cold coagulation, coverage, pleural abrasion, or chemical pleurodesis). All patients underwent the additional procedures and computed tomography of the chest 1 year postoperatively for the assessment of neogenetic bullae. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6344986PMC
January 2019

Adult lung transplantation case-volume and in-hospital and long-term mortality in Korea.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 23;14(1):19. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03080, South Korea.

Background: The inverse relationship between case-volume and surgical mortality has been reported in complex surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of case-volume on mortality after lung transplantation in Korea.

Methods: The National Health Insurance Service data was used to analyse all adult lung transplantations in Korea between 2007 and 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-019-0849-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343357PMC
January 2019

Is single-port video-assisted thoracic surgery for mediastinal cystectomy feasible?

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 22;14(1):18. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First People's Hospital of Changzhou, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, 185 Juqian Road, Changzhou, 213003, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for mediastinal cysts has been used with increasing frequency. Both single-port VATS and three-port VATS procedures are used for mediastinal cystectomy. Few studies have been published to compare three-port VATS and single-port VATS procedures in mediastinal cystectomy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343290PMC
January 2019
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Relaxation matters: comparison of in-vitro vasodilatory role of botulinum toxin-A and papaverine in human radial artery grafts.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 21;14(1):15. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Pharmacology, Meram Medicine Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey.

Background: Radial artery (RA) is widely used in coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery and the prevention of spasm is crucial for graft patency. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) and B are commonly used for aesthetic reasons and neuromuscular disorders. They are proven to raise blood flow and increase survival of ischemic skin flaps. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341691PMC
January 2019
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Successful en bloc endoscopic full-thickness resection of a giant cervical esophageal leiomyoma originating from muscularis propria.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 21;14(1):16. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Gastroenterology, People's Hospital of Lianshui, 6 Hongri Road, Huaian, China.

Background: Esophageal leiomyomas, the most common benign primary tumors of the esophagus, are esophageal subepithelial lesions treated by surgery traditionally. In recent years, endoscopic submucosal dissection and related endoscopic treatment techniques are adopted by endoscopists to resect gastrointestinal submucosal tumors. But if a giant esophageal leiomyoma approaches the esophagus entrance and originates from the deep layer of muscularis propria, it will be difficult for both endoscopic resection and surgical treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341741PMC
January 2019
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic cardiac denervation of refractory ventricular arrhythmias and electrical storms: a single-center series.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 21;14(1):17. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Department of Surgery, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

Background: The combined treatment of beta-blockers with ablation and Implanted cardioverter defibrillation therapy, continues to be the mainstay treatment for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Despite treatment, some patients remain refractory.  Recent studies have shown success rates using video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) cardiac denervation as an effective therapeutic option for these patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341718PMC
January 2019
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Digital chest drainage system versus traditional chest drainage system after pulmonary resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 18;14(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310003, China.

Background: Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies have compared the efficacy of digital chest drainage system versus traditional chest drainage system. However, the results were inconsistent.

Methods: We searched the Web of Science and Pubmed for observational studies and RCTs that compared the effect of digital chest drainage system with traditional chest drainage system after pulmonary resection. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6339372PMC
January 2019
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Carbon dioxide de-airing in minimal invasive cardiac surgery, a new effective device.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 17;14(1):12. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Division of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Section Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, SE-17176, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Arterial air embolism during open heart surgery may cause postoperative complications including cerebral injury, myocardial dysfunction, and dysrhythmias. Despite standard de-airing techniques during surgery large amounts of arterial air emboli may still occur, especially during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. To prevent this insufflation of carbon dioxide in the wound cavity has been used since the 1950s. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337843PMC
January 2019
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Predictive risk factors for lymph node metastasis in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer: a case control study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 16;14(1):11. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Visceral, Transplant, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Leipzig, Liebigstraße 20, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Estimation of lymph node status is essential in order to determine precise therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Furthermore, lymph node involvement is a very powerful prognostic factor in these patients. In this analysis, we aim to evaluate the predictive factors for lymph node metastasis in NSCLC-patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335711PMC
January 2019

Use veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation in elderly patients with post-cardiotomy hypoxia: the changing paradigm of respiratory support in adult respiratory distress syndrome.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 14;14(1):10. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, CB23 3RE, UK.

Background: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) support for ARDS treatment after cardiac surgery has progressed remarkably in the last 20 years. However, one of the limitations of a successful recover is age, being a powerful predictor of mortality.

Case Presentation: In this case report we discuss a 78-year-old man who underwent aortic valve and aortic root replacement. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332628PMC
January 2019
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Dual inflow without circulatory arrest for hemiarch replacement.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 10;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonbuk, National University Medical School, Chonbuk National University Hospital, 20 Geonji-Ro, Geumam-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, 54907, South Korea.

Background: Open distal graft to proximal aortic arch anastomosis is central to a hemiarch replacement. Even if the ischemic tolerance time of several organs during circulatory arrest (CA) at normothermia is much longer than that of the brain, very little is known about the safety and clinical efficacy of moderate hypothermia for organ protection during the average duration of CA needed for aortic arch replacement. Hemiarch replacement using the standard techniques of deep hypothermia and antegrade perfusion has often ignored the effects of prolonged distal body CA. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327507PMC
January 2019
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To repair or not to repair: a case report of atrioventricular groove hematoma during mitral valve surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 9;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Yokohama Sakae Kyosai Hospital, 132 Katsura-cho, Sakae-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 247-8581, Japan.

Background: Atrioventricular groove hematomas during mitral valve surgery range from simple hematomas to complex atrioventricular disruptions that cause frank rupture with massive bleeding and subsequent mortality. A small or moderate-sized hematoma is reported to be present in the left atrioventricular groove in 10 to 30% of all patients immediately after mitral valve replacement. Despite the fact that atrioventricular groove hematomas are inherently unstable and unpredictable, conservative strategies are recommended due to the high mortality associated with additional surgical repair. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327444PMC
January 2019

In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of a novel bioprosthetic pulmonary valve for use in congenital heart surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 9;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensen Boulevard 99, 8200, Aarhus, Denmark.

Background: Management of congenital malformations of the pulmonary artery and valve can be challenging. The severity often demands early intervention, which is rarely definitive due to the natural growth and multiple surgeries may be required. An artificial valve made entirely from biodegradable materials that will serve as a bioscaffold for host recellularization would be an attractive solution for these patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327610PMC
January 2019
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Trimodally treatment for stage IIIa NSCLC patients increases survival while not effecting surgical mortality or complexity.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 9;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach-Tikva, Israel.

Introduction: Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still a therapeutic challenge as the 5-year survival is under 30%. The optimal treatment regimen is still under debate.

Hypothesis: Neo adjuvant (NA) treatment given pre-pneumonectomy does not increase surgical complexity or peri-OP mortality while it has a potential to increase long term survival. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327573PMC
January 2019

Changes in chest wall motion with removal of Nuss bar in repaired pectus excavatum - a cohort study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 8;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, Centre for Translational Inflammation Research, University of Birmingham Laboratories, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.

Background: The effects of the Nuss procedure on chest wall motion and spirometry have previously been described; we aimed to describe the effects of removal of the Nuss bar.

Methods: We studied 9 patients just prior to and 6 weeks after Nuss bar removal. Regional chest volume changes, synchrony of respiratory movement and spirometry were recorded using optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) and compared. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325662PMC
January 2019

Neurological complications after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. Does the left subclavian artery coverage without revascularization increase the risk of neurological complications in patients after thoracic endovascular aortic repair?

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 8;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Surgery, 4th Military Teaching Hospital, 5 Weigla street, 50-981, Wroclaw, Poland.

Introduction: One of the most severe complications after TEVAR is ischemic stroke and spinal cord ischemia (SCI) resulting in severe disability. These complications can be fatal up to 30% of cases, so it is very important to define risk factors associated with the occurrence of such events. The aim of this study was to define the causes and risk factors associated with the occurrence of neurological complications in patients after TEVAR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6325786PMC
January 2019
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Vibration transmittance measures sternotomy stability - a preliminary study in human cadavers.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 7;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tampere Heart Hospital Co., Ensitie 4, FI-33520, Tampere, Finland.

Background: Stability is essential for the normal healing of a sternotomy. Mechanical vibration transmittance may provide a new means of early detection of diastasis in the sternotomy and thus enable the prevention of further complications. We sought to confirm that vibration transmittance detects sternal diastasis in human tissue. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323770PMC
January 2019
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Correction to: Case report and management approach in idiopathic pulmonary arteries aneurysm.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 01 8;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 8.

An-Najah National University Teaching Hospital, Nablus, Palestine.

The original article [1] contained an error whereby the author, Ahmad Darwazah's name was spelt incorrectly. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323841PMC
January 2019
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The 2 years' long-term efficacy and safety of peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia: a systematic review.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Jan 3;14(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Gastroenterology, Affliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Street Taiping No.25, Region Jiangyang, Luzhou, 646099, Sichuan Province, China.

Aim: In this retrospective review, we aimed to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of POEM with follow-up period over 2 years.

Materials And Methods: A systematic review related to POEM for achalasia was conducted. A literature search was performed in Pubmed, Medline, Ovid, Cochrane and EBSCO databases on November 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318943PMC
January 2019
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Feasibility, safety, and short-term outcome of totally thoracoscopic mitral valve procedure.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 29;13(1):133. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100037, China.

Background: The totally thoracoscopic procedure for mitral valve (MV) disease is a minimally invasive method. We investigated the procedure's feasibility, safety and effectiveness when it was performed by an experienced operator.

Methods: We retrospectively analysed 53 consecutive patients with MV disease treated between December 2014 and April 2017 by minimally invasive procedures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6310972PMC
December 2018
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Surgical experience and patient-related restrictions predict the adequacy of cervical mediastinoscopy in non-small cell lung carcinoma lymph node staging.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 29;13(1):134. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Pulmonary Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Until recently, cervical mediastinoscopy was considered to be the reference standard for mediastinal staging for Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC). In the absence of metastases, mediastinal lymph node involvement is the most important prognostic factor and as such it determines therapeutic strategies. In this study we evaluated the adequacy of cervical mediastinoscopy in NSCLC lymph node staging in a large university hospital over more than a decade. Read More

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December 2018
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Beating aortic valve replacement surgery as an alternative to transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with severe aortic stenosis and left ventricular dysfunction.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 27;13(1):132. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Thoracic, Cardiovascular and General Surgery, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Background: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the standard treatment for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS); however, alternative treatments for patients who are ineligible for TAVI are controversial.

Case Presentation: 56 year-old female who required 6 γ dobutamine support due to congestive heart failure was diagnosed as severe aortic stenosis with bicuspid valve. Echocardiography revealed left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was 15%. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307304PMC
December 2018

Platelets function assessment in patients qualified for cardiac surgery - clinical problems and a newer diagnostic possibilities.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 22;13(1):131. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland.

Background: As the incidence of cardiovascular diseases increases, the use of antiplatelet therapy is widely recognized. This presents clinicians with the challenge of balancing the risk of thrombotic and bleeding complications. Platelet dysfunction is one of the causes of postoperative bleedings and their etiology is not fully understood. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303902PMC
December 2018
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Aberrant right subclavian artery re-routing for hybrid repair of proximal descending aortic aneurysm.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 20;13(1):130. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonbuk National University Hospital, 20 Geonji-Ro, Geumam-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, 54907, Republic of Korea.

Background: An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is a relatively prevalent vascular anomaly. What is the most appropriate treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysm combined a non-aneurysmal change ARSA?

Case Presentation: A 52-year-old man was admitted to our institute due to a history of chronic cough, dysphagia and an abnormal chest radiographic finding. Because of his progressive symptoms and large fusiform thoracic aneurysm, we performed the hybrid repair for simultaneous relief of an ARSA causing dysphagia and thoracic aneurysm. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of surgical and conservative treatment outcomes for type a aortic dissection in elderly patients.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 18;13(1):129. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan.

Background: In recent years, surgical outcomes have improved, and positive reports on surgery for type A aortic dissection (AAD) in the elderly are increasing. However, the difference between surgical and conservative treatments in the elderly remains unclear. Therefore, we conducted this study to determine whether surgery should be performed for Stanford (AAD) in elderly patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6299624PMC
December 2018
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Video assisted thoracic surgery vs. thoracotomy for locally advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 17;13(1):128. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310003, China.

Background: Surgery is an important part of multidisciplinary treatment strategy for locally advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), but insufficient evidence supports the feasibility and safety of video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced LSCC. This study aims to compare perioperative data and long-term survival of locally advanced LSCC patients between VATS and thoracotomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Methods: We retrospectively collected the clinical and pathological information of patients with locally advanced LSCC who underwent surgical resection after neoadjuvant chemotherapy from October 2013 to October 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297983PMC
December 2018

Late thrombosis of a Transcatheter aortic valve: the border between a proactive and reactive management.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 17;13(1):126. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Via Parea 4, 20138, Milan, Italy.

Background: Valve thrombosis - either biological or mechanical - is proved to increase patient's morbidity and mortality. No consensus exist on the best management in such cases.

Case Presentation: We report the case of a 69-year-old man presenting with a late thrombosis of a transcatheter aortic valve who was medically managed until he acutely worsened, developing myocardial ischemia and cardiogenic shock. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296042PMC
December 2018
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R0 resection and reconstruction for a large, rapidly progressive chest wall sarcoma.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 17;13(1):127. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Cardiothoracic And Vascular Surgery, UT Health at McGovern Medical School, Houston, USA.

Background: Chest wall sarcomas are a rare group of soft tissue malignancies with variable presentations. Here we describe the definitive management of a large, rapidly progressing chest wall sarcoma arising from the pectoralis major muscle.

Case Report: An obese 42-year-old African American male with multiple medical comorbidities presented with new onset right-sided chest pain and a palpable right chest mass. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6296059PMC
December 2018
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Combined perventricular closure of ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect via lower ministernotomy.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 12;13(1):125. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Guoxuexiang 37th, 610041, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Minimally invasive approaches such as perventricular closure of ventricular septal defects (VSD) have been applied for the surgical correction of congenital heart defects in order to avoid disadvantages related to median sternotomy with a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, reports remain scarce regarding combined perventricular closure of VSD and atrial septal defects (ASD) via minimally invasive approaches, such as lower ministernotomy.

Results: The authors have operated on 5 patients who were diagnosed with VSD in association with ASD, successfully realizing perventricular closure via lower ministernotomy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6292104PMC
December 2018
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Reconstruction of anterior chest wall: a clinical analysis.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 7;13(1):124. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of thoracic surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, 200233, China.

Objective: To investigate the methods and clinical efficacy of reconstruction of chest defects with titanium sternal fixation system after the surgical resection of sternal tumors.

Methods: A total of 6 patients with sternal tumor who were diagnosed and underwent resection and repair of the chest wall defects by titanium plates system, from 2017.3 to 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6286520PMC
December 2018
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Comparison of non-invasive to invasive oxygenation ratios for diagnosing acute respiratory distress syndrome following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a prospective derivation-validation cohort study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Nov 27;13(1):123. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Vident Medical Center, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC, 27834, USA.

Objective: To determine if non-invasive oxygenation indices, namely peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SO)/fraction of inspired oxygen (FO) and partial pressure of alveolar oxygen (PO)/FO may be used as effective surrogates for the partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PO)/FO. Also, to determine the SO/FO and PO/FO values that correspond to PO/FO thresholds for identifying acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Methods: A prospective derivation-validation cohort study in the Open-Heart ICU of an academic teaching hospital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6260696PMC
November 2018
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Long-term clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting with pedicled saphenous vein grafts.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Nov 26;13(1):122. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anaesthesia, Uppsala University Hospital, SE-751 85, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using saphenous vein grafts (SVG) is vitiated by poor long-term patency of the vein grafts. Pedicled SVG harvested with the "no-touch" (NT) technique have demonstrated improved patency and could confer better outcomes. We aim to compare long-term results after CABG where NT or conventional technique was used for vein graft harvesting in a hypothesis-generating registry-based study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6258143PMC
November 2018
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