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  1. Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare neoplastic hyperplasia with an unknown etiology. It is clinically rare for patients with solitary rib lesion and pathological fracture; moreover, its diagnosis and...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Ping Jiang, Junjie Yu, Ke Zhao, Yong Liu and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:332

    Content type: Case report

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  2. This study aimed to report the experience of diagnosis and treatment of one rare case of mediastinal lymph node tuberculous abscess (MLNTA) using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiratio...

    Authors: Yong Fang, Liping Cheng, Junhong Guo, Chunyan Wu, Ye Gu, Xiaofang You and Wei Sha

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:331

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Long-term data on isolated surgical tricuspid valve procedures is limited. Current guidelines on heart valve disease recommend valve repair over valve replacement. In this study we report our 12-year single-ce...

    Authors: Alina Zubarevich, Marcin Szczechowicz, Andreas Brcic, Anja Osswald, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Daniel Wendt, Bastian Schmack, Michel Pompeu B. O. Sá, Jef Van den Eynde, Arjang Ruhparwar and Konstantin Zhigalov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:330

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have been increasingly used in the treatment of end-stage heart failure. While warfarin has been uniformly recommended in the long-term as anticoagulation strategy, no cl...

    Authors: Zubair Shah, Ioannis Mastoris, Prakash Acharya, Aniket S. Rali, Moghni Mohammed, Sami Farhad, Sagar Ranka, Savahanna Wagner, Giorgio Zanotti, Christopher T. Salerno, Nicholas A. Haglund, Andrew J. Sauer, Ashwin K. Ravichandran and Travis Abicht

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:329

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  5. Sun’s procedure is currently recognized as the standard procedure for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). But the operation istoo difficult for beginners. We hope to reduce the difficulty and complications ...

    Authors: Detian Jiang, Yufeng Huo, Yimin Liu, Yan Wang, Jinfeng Zhou, Xiangfei Sun, Fen Zhao, Yonghai Du, Songxiong He, Chao Liu and Wenyu Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:328

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  6. The optimal cannulation strategy in surgery for Stanford type A aortic dissection is critical to patient survival but remains controversial. Different cannulation strategies have their own advantages and drawb...

    Authors: Ling-chen Huang, Qi-chen Xu, Dao-zhong Chen, Xiao-fu Dai and Liang-wan Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:326

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  7. The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular systolic function in patients with different types of ischemic heart disease using two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI).

    Authors: Xing Xing, Dan Li, Shaomin Chen, Lingli Wang, Zhaoping Li and Liyun He

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:325

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  8. The aim of the study was to develop a short form of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and calculate the norms for the assessment of anxiety in surgical patients in mainland China.

    Authors: Zhenyu Zhou, Ying Wang, Yuequn Niu, Zhehao He, Manli Huang, Yuqiong Zhou, Wang Lv and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:324

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  9. Organ Care System (OCS) minimizes the cold ischemic time and allows for optimization of logistics and meticulous recipient preparation. Impact of normothermic ex-vivo preservation using OCS compared with cold ...

    Authors: Rymbay Kaliyev, Timur Lesbekov, Serik Bekbossynov, Zhuldyz Nurmykhametova, Makhabbat Bekbossynova, Svetlana Novikova, Assel Medressova, Nurlan Smagulov, Linar Faizov, Robertas Samalavicius and Yuriy Pya

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:323

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  10. Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection is often fatal, with a high mortality rate and requiring emergency intervention. Salvage surgery aims to keep the patient alive by addressing severe aortic regurgitation...

    Authors: Shi-bo Song, Xi-jie Wu, Yong Sun, Shi-hao Cai, Po-yuan Hu and Hai-feng Qiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:322

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  11. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most critical cardiovascular diseases. PE treatment ranges from anticoagulation, and systemic thrombolysis to surgical embolectomy and catheter embolectomy. Surgical...

    Authors: Wang QiMin, Chen LiangWan, Chen DaoZhong, Qiu HanFan, Huang ZhongYao, Dai XiaoFu, Huang XueShan, Lin Feng and Chen HuaBin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:321

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  12. The etiology of delayed-onset spinal cord injury (SCI) following endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) is still unclear and may be related to multiple factors. Extravascular factors,...

    Authors: Flavio Villani, Aaron Thomas Fargion, Alberto Melani, Davide Esposito, Rossella Di Domenico, Walter Dorigo and Carlo Pratesi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:320

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Acute type A aortic dissection with a dissection flap extending into the sinus segment often involves the commissures and the coronary ostia. In most cases, the intimal flap must be retained in order to restor...

    Authors: Yi Chang, Hongwei Guo, Xiangyang Qian and Fang Fang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:319

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The standard for clinical staging of lung cancer is the use of CT and PET scans, however, these may underestimate the burden of the disease. The use of serum tumor markers might aid in the detection of subclin...

    Authors: Awrad Nasralla, Jeremy Lee, Jerry Dang and Simon Turner

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:318

    Content type: Review

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  15. Despite the inferior patency compared to arterial grafts, a saphenous vein graft (SVG) is widely used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). A lower atherosclerosis rate and higher patency have been repor...

    Authors: Toshiro Saito, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Yutaro Matsuno, Akihito Mikamo and Kimikazu Hamano

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:317

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  16. Body mass index (BMI), age, left atrium (LA) dimension and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have been linked to post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Pier Luigi Stefàno, Marco Bugetti, Guido Del Monaco, Gloria Popescu, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Laura Perrotta, Luca Checchi, Roberto Rondine, Sergio Bevilacqua, Carlo Fumagalli, Niccolò Marchionni and Antonio Michelucci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:316

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  17. To identify risk factors and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in young patients who underwent type A acute aortic dissection (TA-AAD) emergency surgeries.

    Authors: Qiuyan Zong, Min Ge, Tao Chen, Cheng Chen, Zhigang Wang and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:315

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  18. Progress of the aortic disease after the stent graft treatment of aortic dissection implicates the potential risks of stent graft-induced new entry (SINE). Although rarely reported, it should be vigilant in pa...

    Authors: Yiwei He, Shoujun Tang, Yongheng Zhang, Jianping Liu and Haining Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:314

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is standard of care in many centres and it is commonly associated with the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. Conventional external aortic clamping (exoclamping) is not al...

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Emad Ebraheem, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Peter Bramlage, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:313

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  20. Annular dilation by left atrial remodeling is considered the main cause of atrial function mitral regurgitation. Although acceptable outcomes have been obtained using mitral ring annuloplasty alone for atrial ...

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Toshihisa Asakura, Akihiro Yoshitake, Chiho Tokunaga, Masato Tochii, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Hiroaki Izumida and Atsushi Iguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:312

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  21. In individuals with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, elongated anterior mitral leaflets are commonly associated with systolic anterior motion. In patients with mild septal hypertrophy, a myectomy is co...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Chiho Tokunaga, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Akihiro Yoshitake and Atsushi Iguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:311

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Spontaneous pneumothorax has been reported as a possibile complication of novel coronavirus associated pneumonia (COVID-19). We report two cases of COVID-19 patients who developed spontaeous and recurrent pneu...

    Authors: Roberto Bellini, Maria Chiara Salandini, Serena Cuttin, Stefania Mauro, Paolo Scarpazza and Christian Cotsoglou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:310

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  23. To investigate the effect of early oral stimulation with breast milk on the feeding behavior of infants after congenital cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Xian-Rong Yu, Shu-Ting Huang, Ning Xu, Li-Wen Wang, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:309

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The optimal surgical strategy for the correction of double outlet right ventricle (DORV, transposition of the great arteries [TGA] type) or TGA with ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary stenosis (PS), an...

    Authors: Tak-Hyuk Oh, Hanna Jung, Joon Yong Cho and Youngok Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:308

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) can currently be used to diagnose and treat pulmonary nodules. However, intraoperative location of pulmonary nodules in VATS is challenging due to their small diamet...

    Authors: Huijun Zhang, Ying Li, Nadier Yimin, Zelai He and Xiaofeng Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:307

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  26. Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are rare anomalies. Left anterior descending(LAD) to Pulmonary artery (PA) CAF, represent a minority of cases. Large fistulas, create a significant shunt and a “steal phenomenon”...

    Authors: Gustavo L. Knop, Ernest Madu, Edwin Tulloch Reid and Ahmed Soliman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:306

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Although complete surgical resection of thymic carcinoma is a prognostic factor, extended surgery combined with a major blood vessel procedure remains controversial because of the increased risk of mortality. ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Yamato, Soichiro Funaki, Kazuo Shimamura, Keiwa Kin, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:305

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  28. The optimal treatment strategy following a failed mitral valve repair remains unclear. This study aims to compare and analyse available studies which report the clinical outcomes post mitral valve re-repair (M...

    Authors: Muthu Veerappan, Prashasth Cheekoty, Faizus Sazzad and Theo Kofidis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:304

    Content type: Review

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  29. To investigate whether video-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy using near-infrared fluorescence imaging had better intersegmental plane visualization and peri-operative outcome in patients with chronic lung...

    Authors: Zhengcheng Liu, Rusong Yang and Hui Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:303

    Content type: Research article

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  30. This study aimed to identify the incidence rate of Acute kidney injury (AKI) in our center and predict in-hospital mortality and long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx).

    Authors: Yi-Yao Jiang, Xiang-Rong Kong, Fen-Long Xue, Hong-Lei Chen, Wei Zhou, Jun-Wu Chai, Fei Wu, Shan-Shan Jiang, Zhi-Long Li and Kai Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:302

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  31. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum unrelated to mechanical ventilation is a newly described complication of COVID-19 pneumonia. The objective of this case presentation is to highlight an important complication and ...

    Authors: Vikisha Hazariwala, Hind Hadid, Denise Kirsch and Cecilia Big

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:301

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) undergoing primary bronchial malignancy resection and left pneumonectomy via bilateral thoracic approach are rare for there exist few reports available ...

    Authors: Hui Yang, Ruiyun Chen, Jingru Chen, Fan Yan, Hongmei Zhang, Li Wei, Xiangbo Jia and Yuming Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:300

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  33. While the aneurysms of the membranous septum (AVS) are rare, the possibility that they lead to obstruction is even rarer. To the best of our knowledge, 11 similar cases have been reported since 1982.

    Authors: Lubna Bakr, Mohammad Al-Jadaan and Mohammad Younes

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:297

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  34. The Surgical Pleth Index (SPI) is a monitoring method that reflects painful stimuli during general anesthesia, and dexmedetomidine is an analgesic adjuvant with an opioid-sparing effect. But up to now, it is s...

    Authors: Yu-Lan Wang, Xiao-Qi Kong and Fu-Hai Ji

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:296

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly being utilized in patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE). However, the efficacy and the safety remain uncertain. This study aimed...

    Authors: Yen-Yu Chen, Yin-Chia Chen, Chia-Chen Wu, Hsu-Ting Yen, Kwan-Ru Huang, Jiunn-Jye Sheu and Fan-Yen Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:295

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  36. Ever since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic, worldwide efforts are being made to “flatten the curve”. Israel was amongst the first countries to impose significant restrictions. As ...

    Authors: Eitan Keizman, Eilon Ram, Erez Kachel, Leonid Sternik and Ehud Raanani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:294

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  37. Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) caused by an esophageal foreign body is a life-threatening crisis, with rapid progress and high mortality. The first case of AEF was reported in 1818, but the first successfully m...

    Authors: Daming Jiang, Yi Lu, Yigong Zhang, Zhanglong Hu and Haifeng Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:292

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Concomitant bipolar radiofrequency ablation and valve replacement in the elderly remains controversial. In the current study, we aimed to compare the outcomes of concomitant valve replacement and bipolar radio...

    Authors: Zhi-qin Lin, Zeng-rong Luo, Qian-zhen Li, Liang-wan Chen and Feng Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:291

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  39. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are uncommon conditions of abnormal communications between pulmonary arteries and veins, which are most commonly congenital in nature. Although such condition is not extre...

    Authors: Peng Teng, Weidong Li and Yiming Ni

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:290

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Diabetes mellitus(DM) is an indicator affects postoperative mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the frequent postoperative complications af...

    Authors: Rui Wang, Hang Zhang, Yifan Zhu, Wen Chen and Xin Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:289

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  41. In this case we discuss the management of a pediculated floating thrombus in the aortic arch which led to peripheral embolization and acute ischemia oft he left leg.

    Authors: Laura Rings, Igor Schwegler, Nestoras Papadopoulos, Achim Häussler, Dragan Odavic, Magdalena Schmidt and Omer Dzemali

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:288

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  42. Residual patent false lumen (FL) after type B aortic dissection (TBAD) repair is independently associated with poor long-term survival. Open surgery and endovascular repair result in good clinical outcomes in ...

    Authors: Zhaoxiang Zeng, Yuxi Zhao, Mingwei Wu, Xianhao Bao, Tao Li, Jiaxuan Feng, Rui Feng and Zaiping Jing

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:287

    Content type: Review

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  43. Non-intubated thoracoscopic lung surgery has been reported to be technically feasible and safe. Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, also known as Boerhaave’s syndrome (BS), is rare after chest surgery.

    Authors: Lei Liu, Wenbin Wu, Longbo Gong and Miao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:285

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  44. This study aims to evaluate the early and mid-term outcomes of mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

    Authors: Jun Li, Yun Zhao, Tianyu Zhou, Yongshi Wang, Kai Zhu, Junyu Zhai, Yongxin Sun, Hao Lai and Chunsheng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:284

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  45. Retroaortic innominate vein is a rare anomaly. It has been reported in patients with congenital anomalies such as Tetralogy of Fallot or right aortic arch. However, isolated retroaortic innominate vein is quit...

    Authors: Hideki Sasaki, Takashi Harada, Hiroshi Ishitoya and Osamu Sasaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:272

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