1,776 results match your criteria Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery [Journal]


Sternal resection and reconstruction for metastasis due to breast cancer: the Marlex sandwich technique and implantation of a pedicled latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 18;14(1):79. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kanazawa Medical University, 1-1 Daigaku, Uchinada, Ishikawa, 920-0293, Japan.

Background: The treatment of hemotogenous solitary sternal metastases by breast cancer remains a controversial issue. Sternal resection for select patients might provide good long-term local control.

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a mass at the sternum and right second to third costochondral cartilage. Read More

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April 2019
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Assessment of postoperative pain management and comparison of effectiveness of pain relief treatment involving paravertebral block and thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing posterolateral thoracotomy.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 16;14(1):78. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Thoracic Surgery and Transplantation, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Background: TEA (thoracic epidural analgesia) is considered a basic method of analgesia used in thoracic surgeries. PVB (paravertebral block) is an alternative method. The thesis compares effectiveness of both methods in postoperative analgesia with particular focus on assessment of the postoperative pain management quality. Read More

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Right ventricular remodeling after conduit replacement in patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot - evaluation by cardiac magnetic resonance.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 15;14(1):77. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Clinical sciences, Lund University, Skane University Hospital, SE-221 85, Lund, Sweden.

Purpose: To evaluate the potential for right ventricular reverse remodelling after pulmonary valve replacement using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, in adults with corrected tetralogy of Fallot and severe pulmonary insufficiency.

Material And Methods: Ten patients with previous correction of tetralogy of Fallot with severe pulmonary insufficiency accepted for pulmonary valve replacement were evaluated prospectively with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging preoperatively and re-evaluated 10 ± 5 months postoperatively. Follow up for survival was 100% complete with mean of 37 ± 12 months. Read More

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April 2019
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Yellow nail syndrome resulting from cardiac mitral valve replacement.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):72. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department in cardiac surgery hospital of Damascus university, Damascus, Syria.

Background: Yellow nail syndrome is a rare disease with unknown etiology, Attributed to functional anomalies or disturbance in lymphatic drainage. This condition is characterized by triad of nail discoloration, respiratory or intrathoracic manifestations and lymphedema.

Case Presentation: Twenty days after mitral valve replacement for severe rheumatic mitral valve stenosis, 39 years old woman presented with face tenderness and hearing problems besides stuffy and clogged nose and underwent routin rhinosinusitis therapy. Read More

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April 2019
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Esophageal bypass surgery as a definitive repair of recurrent acquired benign bronchoesophageal fistula.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):73. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Third Department of Surgery, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague and University Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic.

Background: Acquired benign bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF) is rare and develops as a complication of other diseases, mostly of inflammatory processes and traumas of the chest. The treatment of choice is a surgical repair, which is considered definitive and leads to successful outcomes. However, incidence of recurrence after the primary repair based on limited data is up to 10% and its treatment is challenging. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458707PMC

Unilateral single-port thoracoscopic surgery for bilateral pneumothorax or pulmonary bullae.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):71. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, 519000, Guangdong, China.

Background: Rapid rehabilitation surgery has become a widely accepted approach. Thoracic surgeons have attempted in many ways to make surgery less invasive. We combined tubeless technology, single-port technology and mediastinum approach for the treatment of simultaneous bilateral primary spontaneous pneumothorax(PSP)or pulmonary bullae. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458681PMC

Failed MitraClip therapy: surgical revision in high-risk patients.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):75. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Marfan Center, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: MitraClip implantation is a valid interventional option that offers acceptable short-term results. Surgery after failed MitraClip procedures remains challenging in high-risk patients. The data on these cases are limited by the small sample numbers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458691PMC
April 2019
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The predictive value of the prognostic nutritional index for postoperative acute kidney injury in patients undergoing on-pump coronary bypass surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):74. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical School, Balikesir University Tip Fakultesi, 10145, Balikesir, Turkey.

Background: We aimed to investigate the predictive value of the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) regarding the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) after elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Methods: A total of 336 consecutive patients with normal serum creatinine levels undergoing CABG were enrolled in this retrospective study. AKI was defined as meeting Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria based on the occurrence of creatinine changes within the first 48 h after CABG surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458745PMC
April 2019
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Minimally invasive and conventional surgical treatment of primary benign cardiac tumors.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 11;14(1):76. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, 1665 Kongjiang Road, Shanghai, 200092, China.

Background: Primary cardiac tumors are rare and the majorities are benign. Conventional surgical treatment uses median sternotomy, while minimally invasive surgery from right anterolateral minithoracotomy has become an alternative method in recent years. In this study, we summarized the surgical outcomes of both approaches. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6458600PMC
April 2019
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Hybrid treatment of an unusual traumatic aortic arch rupture with pseudoaneurysm: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 8;14(1):68. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Cardiovascular Center, Suining Central Hospital, No.127, West Desheng Road, Chuanshan District, Suining, 629000, Sichuan, China.

Background: Traumatic aortic arch rupture with pseudoaneurysm is a rare high fatal injury. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair(TEVAR) is widely used in the treatment of aortic diseases. However a unified traumatic aortic injury risk stratification tool still lacks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454696PMC
April 2019
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Intrapericardial gossypiboma found 14 years after coronary artery bypass grafting.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 8;14(1):69. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Surgery, "Our Lady of Good Counsel" University, Tirana, Albania.

Background: Foreign body left after surgery surrounded by a foreign body reaction otherwise known as gossypiboma, have been first described in 1884. Although it occurs rarely, it can lead to various complications which include adhesions, abscess formation and related complications. Intrathoracic gossypiboma is a rare but serious consequence of negligence, mainly during abdominal and cardiothoracic surgery that can lead to severe medical consequences. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454698PMC

Correction of postpneumonectomy syndrome after bronchopleural fistula.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 8;14(1):67. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Doan Hall N846, 410 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA.

Background: Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication of pneumonectomy characterized by mediastinal shift toward the pneumonectomy cavity. Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is another infrequent complication causing infection of the pneumonectomy space. The combination of both complications poses a major clinical challenge. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454817PMC

Changes in the levels of inflammatory markers after transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects in pediatric patients.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 8;14(1):70. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Provincial Maternity and Children's Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, the Daoshan road 18, Gulou District, Fuzhou, 350001, People's Republic of China.

Background: Transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) is widely used in the clinic, especially in China. Changes in inflammatory marker levels after transthoracic device closure of VSD in pediatric patients have not been reported.

Methods: We retrospectively collected clinical data for 85 pediatric patients in our hospital from September 2017 to January 2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454635PMC
April 2019
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Esophageal adenocarcinoma with leukemoid reaction: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 8;14(1):66. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Weihai Municipal Hospital, 70 Heping Road, Weihai, 264200, Shandong, China.

Background: Leukemoid reaction (LR) is defined as a reactive leucocytosis with WBC counts exceeding 50,000/mm, and a significant increase in early neutrophil precursors. LR may be a paraneoplastic manifestation of various malignant tumors. Tumor-related LR is a kind of neoplastic syndrome, unrelated to an infection or other diseases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454710PMC
April 2019
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Impact of bleeding complications on length of stay and critical care utilization in cardiac surgery patients in England.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 2;14(1):64. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Epidemiology, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Background: Bleeding is a significant complication in cardiac surgery and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the impact of bleeding on length of stay (LOS) and critical care utilization in a nationwide sample of cardiac surgery patients treated at English hospitals.

Methods: Retrospective, observational cohort study using linked English Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) records for a nationwide sample of patients aged ≥18 years who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), valve repair/replacement, or aortic operations from January 2010 through February 2016. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444533PMC

Right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery and aortic coarctation including a descending aortic aneurysm.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Apr 2;14(1):65. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Clinic of Cadiac Surgery, Medical Faculty of P.J.Safarik University and Eastern Slovak Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases Ltd, Kosice, Slovakia.

Backround: The right aortic arch and aortic coarctation are rare congenital anomalies with the incidence of 0.1% and 0.03-0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444866PMC
April 2019
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Prediction of lymph node status in completely resected IIIa/N2 small cell lung cancer: importance of subcarinal station metastases.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 29;14(1):63. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, West Huaihai Road 241#, Shanghai, 200030, People's Republic of China.

Background: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of lymph node status in patients with pathologic N2 (pN2) stage IIIA small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

Methods: A total of 163 consecutive pN2 stage IIIA SCLC patients who underwent pulmonary resections and systematic lymphadenectomies at Shanghai Chest Hospital between January 2006 and June 2014 were enrolled. We retrospectively analyzed the potential clinicopathologic factors that influenced survival, including the node levels (single or multiple-station) and the node-spreading patterns (skip N2 or non-skip N2). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441177PMC
March 2019
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Influence of Mitroflow bioprosthesis structural valve deterioration on cardiac morbidity.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 18;14(1):62. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Blvd. 99, 8200, Aarhus N, Denmark.

Background: This study investigated the extent and nature of cardiac morbidity and cause of mortality in patients with Mitroflow structural valve deterioration (SVD).

Methods: A retrospective study was performed examining the medical records of patients who had received Mitroflow bioprosthesis between February 2001 and April 2014 and died during this period. A total of 211 patients were identified and included in the analyses. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6423753PMC
March 2019
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Pericardial closure with extracellular matrix scaffold following cardiac surgery associated with a reduction of postoperative complications and 30-day hospital readmissions.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 15;14(1):61. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Background: A prospective, multi-center study (RECON) was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of pericardial closure using a decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) graft derived from porcine small intestinal submucosa.

Methods: Patients indicated for open cardiac surgery with pericardial closure using ECM were eligible for the RECON study cohort. Postoperative complications and readmission of the RECON patients were compared to the patient cohort in the Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419853PMC
March 2019
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Impact of coronary angiography early after CABG for suspected postoperative myocardial ischemia.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):54. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

Background: The incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction is reported to 2-8%. The aim of the study (retrospectively registered) was to evaluate whether control coronary angiography after surgery is useful in case of suspected postoperative myocardial ischemia.

Methods: All patients who demonstrated signs of myocardial ischemia post CABG and underwent coronary angiography from 6/2008 to 06/2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419429PMC
March 2019
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Risk factors of atrial fibrillation occurring after radical surgery of esophageal carcinoma.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 14;14(1):60. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110004, China.

Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after radical surgery of esophageal cancer. The aim of this study was to explore AF risk factors after radical surgery of esophageal carcinoma.

Method: The data of 335 patients with esophageal cancer who were admitted in our hospital from January 2014 to August 2016 for the first time were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417227PMC
March 2019
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Solid component tumor doubling time is a prognostic factor in non-small cell lung cancer patients.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):57. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Breast, Endocrine and Thoracic Surgery, Shinshu University, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, 390-8621, Japan.

Background: Recently, several reports investigating tumor doubling times (TDTs) in lung cancer have demonstrated that lung cancer patients with shorter TDTs have poor prognoses. Although data have shown that the solid component of a tumor is clinically more important, relationships between solid component TDTs and lung cancer prognoses remain unclear.

Methods: To evaluate relationships between TDT and survival, we retrospectively evaluated 231 patients who underwent surgical resection for non-small cell lung cancer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419374PMC
March 2019
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Novel roles of vibration transmittance in fracture testing.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):53. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Metamaterials Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.

This letter re-assesses a publication in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery entitled 'Vibration transmittance measures sternotomy stability - a preliminary study in human cadavers.' The roles of ultrasound in testing for sternotomy stability and that of stress vibration transmittance in cases of fracture of the posterior table of the sternum or in hairline undisplaced fractures are examined in view of their differing sound wave frequency ranges. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417125PMC
March 2019
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A case report on epicardial ultrasonography of coronary anastomoses using a stabilizing device without the use of ultrasound gel.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 13;14(1):59. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark.

Background: Intraoperative epicardial ultrasonography of coronary artery bypass graft anastomoses is a procedure used for anatomical quality assessment of peripheral anastomoses during coronary artery bypass grafting. However, it may be difficult to keep the ultrasound transducer in steady contact with the anastomoses on the beating heart without causing any deformation. Furthermore, we are not aware of any sterile ultrasound gel approved for application into the pericardial space. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6415339PMC

Value of cardiac computed tomography angiography in pre-operative assessment of infective endocarditis.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):56. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Cardiology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen Province, 40002, Thailand.

Background: Substantial development of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) technology in the last decade has commanded to increase usage of this modality for assessing infective endocarditis (IE). The objective of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of preoperative cardiac CTA imaging as opposed to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in the assessment of complications associated to IE, with comparison to surgical findings.

Methods: Among 52 patients with surgically proven IE in our database, 24 underwent contrast-enhanced ECG cardiac CTA and were included in the study and all of them also underwent TTE. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417118PMC
March 2019
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Obstructive teratoma in the right ventricle of a newborn: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):55. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 15 Avenue J Crocq, B-1020 Laeken, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: A newborn was diagnosed by echocardiogram with an asymptomatic cardiac mass in the right ventricle after a systolic cardiac murmur was detected at birth.

Case Presentation: Nine days after birth, the newborn presented with three syncopal episodes and oxygen desaturation which required resuscitation. The mass induced a complete right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6416866PMC
March 2019
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Pattern of recurrence and prognostic factors in patients with pT1-3 N0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after surgery: analysis of a single center experience.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 12;14(1):58. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Peking University First Affiliated Hospital, Peking University, Dahongluo Street 8, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100034, China.

Background: The aims of this study were to determine the recurrence rate and the prognostic factors for recurrence-free survival (RFS) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients without lymph node metastasis (LNM).

Methods: Between January 2011 and June 2017, 101 patients with ESCC were treated and pathologically confirmed to be lymph node negative. The clinicopathological parameters were evaluated to identify the prognostic factors for RFS using Cox proportional hazards models. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417179PMC

Giant coronary aneurysms producing chest pain.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 8;14(1):52. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), 1011, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Background: Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) are defined as localized coronary artery dilations more than 1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent segments [1]. Giant coronary aneurysms (GCAA) are unusual and aneurysms on the left side are even rarer. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407226PMC
March 2019
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How should we treat uncomplicated subacute type B aortic dissection in octogenarians?

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):44. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan.

Background: Preemptive thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an advanced treatment that has possibility to improve late outcomes in patients with subacute type B aortic dissection. However, it may not be the treatment of choice for elderly patients with uncomplicated subacute type B aortic dissection because of their inherent frailty and increased risk of periprocedural complications.

Methods: Data were collected between July 2004 and October 2017 in Yamagata university hospital and between February 2016 and May 2018 in Nihonkai General hospital. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407218PMC
February 2019
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Arterial stiffness is a predictor for acute kidney injury following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 7;14(1):51. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Renal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK.

Background: Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a serious postoperative complication of cardiac surgery, an episode of which impacts on patient morbidity and mortality. Pulse wave velocity (PWV; a non-invasive measurement tool to assess arterial stiffness) has been shown to predict kidney disease progression, and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. We hypothesised that PWV would also predict acute kidney injury in subjects who have undergone non-valve repair elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407199PMC
March 2019
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Endoscopic central airway recanalization to enable first line pembrolizumab treatment in a PD-L1 strongly positive non-small cell lung cancer: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 4;14(1):50. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Pneumology Unit, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli'- Monaldi Hospital, Via L. Bianchi, 80131, Naples, Italy.

Background: Tracheobronchial malignant stenosis is a life-threatening condition which may cause recurrent infections due to lung atelectasis. Despite immunotherapy is less toxic than standard chemotherapy, recurrent lung infections may represent a challenge for this treatment. We report a clinical case of a patient with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma suffering from pulmonary infections due to central airway obstruction who underwent endoscopic recanalization followed by immunotherapy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398224PMC
March 2019
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Surgical reconstruction for congenital tracheal malformation and pulmonary artery sling.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar 1;14(1):49. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Choray Hospital, Nguyen Chi Thanh street, District No. 5, Hochiminh City, Vietnam.

Background: Congenital tracheal malformations are less common than congenital cardiac diseases and surgical repair of these anomalies is complex. We sought to examine the surgical treatment and outcomes in cases of tracheal anomalies presenting with or without associated congenital malformations.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the demographic, clinical, and imaging data of 49 children who underwent surgery for congenital tracheal malformations between August 2013 and September 2017. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6397439PMC

Evaluation of preoperative risk factors and postoperative indicators for anastomotic leak of minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy: a single-center retrospective analysis.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 28;14(1):46. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Jinling Hospital, No.34 Yanggongjing, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, 210002, China.

Background: Minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy is an important surgical approach for esophageal cancer. Anastomotic leak is one of its common and serious complications. We assumed that the preoperative risk factors and postoperative indicators would predict or detect anastomotic leak. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394086PMC
February 2019

An alternative solution for patient with high risk of coronary obstruction underwent TAVI procedure using a novel second-generation device - a case series.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 28;14(1):47. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

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

Background: Obstruction of the left or right coronary artery is a rare but lethal complication during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The new J-Valve™ prosthesis is a new second generation TAVI device which has several features to avoid the coronary obstruction such as low profile design and clip fixation of the native leaflets. The aim of this study is to report our initial experience of using this valve in treating patient with high risk factors for coronary obstruction during TAVI procedure. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394062PMC
February 2019
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Hybrid bronchoscopic and surgical resection of endotracheal angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 28;14(1):48. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a soft-tissue tumor that generally affects the extremities of children and young adults. AFH overlaps with primary pulmonary myxoid sarcoma (PPMS) and can occur in unusual locations.

Case Presentation: We present a case of a 22-year-old female with AFH in the distal trachea. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6393981PMC
February 2019

Surgical management versus non-surgical management of rib fractures in chest trauma:a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Authors:
Xin Liu Kai Xiong

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 27;14(1):45. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, An Shan Road No.154, Heping District, Tianjin, 300192, China.

Objective: Rib fractures are common injuries sustained by patients who experience high-impact chest trauma, and they result in severe respiratory compromise because of the altered mechanics of respiration. Several studies have shown that the ventilation requirements and incidence of pulmonary complications may be decreased with operative intervention. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgical fixation treatments for rib fractures through systematic review and meta-analysis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6391832PMC
February 2019
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Computed tomography-guided simultaneous coil localization as a bridge to one-stage surgery for multiple lung nodules: a retrospective study.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):43. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Radiology, Xuzhou Central Hospital, 199 Jiefang Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used for diagnostic wedge resection of lung nodules. When VATS is performed for multiple lung nodules, preoperative localization for each target nodule is required. In this study, we evaluated the clinical effectiveness of computed tomography (CT)-guided simultaneous coil localization in one-stage VATS wedge resection for multiple lung nodules. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390604PMC
February 2019

Internal thoracic artery patch repair of a saccular left main coronary artery aneurysm.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):38. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Meirikai Chuo General Hospital, 114-0001 Higashi-jyujo Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: A saccular aneurysm located at the bifurcation of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is an extremely rare condition. A major cause of left main coronary aneurysm is atherosclerosis, and common complications include thrombosis, embolism, and rupture. Despite the serious nature of this condition, the ideal operative approach to LMCA aneurysm (LMCAA) has not been established. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390321PMC
February 2019
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Tricuspid valve infective endocarditis complicated with multiple lung abscesses and thoracic empyema as different pathogens: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):41. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Division of general thoracic surgery, department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, No. 135 Nanxiao St., Changhua City, Changhua County, 500, Taiwan.

Background: Only 4.1% of tricuspid valve IE cases require surgical intervention. The complication after tricuspid valve IE with lung abscess and empyema is rare. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390298PMC
February 2019
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Dual approach for large mediastinal tumors in the thoracic outlet: transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):42. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin-Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.

Background: Selecting the proper surgical approach for mediastinal tumors in the thoracic outlet is difficult. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is ideal because of the less invasiveness; however, it is often difficult to resect tumors only by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery due to the poor visualization of the cranial side of tumors. We report two successfully treated cases by using a dual approach consisting of the transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing technique and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for aiming both the less invasiveness and the good visualization of the cranial side of tumors. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390527PMC
February 2019
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A comparison of heparinised and non-heparinised normal saline solutions for maintaining the patency of arterial pressure measurement cannulae after heart surgery.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):39. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, 210008, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Heparinized solution (HS) use for the maintenance of arterial cannulas has been associated with coagulation disorders and has not been conclusively shown to confer additional benefits over normal saline (NS) alone. We tested the hypothesis that in adult patients admitted to the cardiac ICU (T0) after cardiac surgery, HS arterial cannulas might be independently associated with increased heparin-induced coagulation disorders and might not be superior to NS arterial cannulas in reducing arterial cannula occlusion.

Methods: In this cohort study, 170 patients who received NS arterial cannulas during the period from T0 to ICU discharge were included in this study from June 1, 2017, to May 1, 2018 (NS group). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390345PMC
February 2019
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Reconstruction of anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery in an adult patient: a case report.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Feb 26;14(1):40. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Oita University, 1-1 Idaigaoka, Hasama, Yufu, Oita, 879-5593, Japan.

Background: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a congenital heart disease in which myocardial ischemia occurs within 1 year of birth. Adults have been reported to survive owing to the development of collateral perfusion from right coronary artery. In these cases, however, revascularization is necessary to prevent sudden cardiac death. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390337PMC
February 2019
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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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373146PMC
February 2019
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Correction to: Trimodally treatment for stage IIIa NSCLC patients increases survival while not effecting surgical mortality or complexity.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2019 02 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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373118PMC
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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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371447PMC
February 2019
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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 02 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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