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  1. The outcomes of surgery for acute Stanford Type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) extend beyond mortality and morbidity. The aim of this systematic review was to summarise the literature surrounding health related q...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Michael L. Williams, Akshat Saxena and Ross Mejia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:118
  2. MicroRNAs have been confirmed as vital regulators in gene expression, which could affect multiple cancer cell biological behaviors. This study aims to elucidate the molecular mechanism of miR-144-3p in lung ca...

    Authors: Guiju Fang, Canhui Zhang, Zhixin Liu, Zhiwen Peng, Meiyan Tang and Qing Xue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:117
  3. To retrospectively analyse the potential influencing factors of CT-guided hook wire localization failure prior to thoracoscopic resection surgery of ground glass nodules (GGNs), and determine the main risk ele...

    Authors: Musu Ala, Junzhong Liu, Jieli Kou, Xinhua Wang, Minfeng Sun, Changcheng Hao and Jianlin Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:114
  4. Our objective was to report on the prospective outcomes in the areas of depression, quality of life, angina, and frailty in SAVR and TAVR patients with aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve intervention.

    Authors: Timothy Luke Surman, John Matthew Abrahams, Jaewon Kim, Hayley Elizabeth Surman, Ross Roberts-Thomson, Joseph Matthew Montarello, James Edwards, Michael Worthington and John Beltrame
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:113
  5. The aim of this Pilot study was to investigate the cardiac surgical residents’ workload during different surgical teaching interventions and to compare their stress levels with other working time spent in the ...

    Authors: George Awad, Robert Pohl, Sabine Darius, Beatrice Thielmann, Sam Varghese, Max Wacker, Hendrik Schmidt, Jens Wippermann, Maximilian Scherner and Irina Böckelmann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:112
  6. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term surgical results of transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

    Authors: Akihisa Furuta, Masaaki Yamagishi, Goki Matsumura, Takeshi Shinkawa and Hiroshi Niinami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:111
  7. The safety and effectiveness of lung segmentectomy in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. We have therefore reviewed the clinicopathologic characteristics and survival...

    Authors: Linlin Wang, Lihui Ge, Sibo You, Yongyu Liu and Yi Ren
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:110
  8. Extracorporeal circulation (ECC) in cardiac surgery is performed under systemic heparinization. Adequacy of heparin therapy and anticoagulation during ECC is assessed by activated clotting time (ACT), although...

    Authors: Nimrat Grewal, David Yousef, Meindert Palmen, Robert Klautz, Jeroen Eikenboom and Jeroen Wink
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:108
  9. Segmentectomy has been reported as an alternative to lobectomy for small-sized NSCLC without detriment to survival. The long-term benefits of segmentectomy over lobectomy on pulmonary function have not been fi...

    Authors: Yuan Xu, Yingzhi Qin, Dongjie Ma and Hongsheng Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:107
  10. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a complication with high morbidity and mortality, commonly observed in the elderly who underwent anesthesia and surgery. The incidence is much higher in cardiac su...

    Authors: Ting Liu, Rui Deng, Xin Wang, Ping Liu, Qiu-Xia Xiao, Qing Liu and Ying Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:106
  11. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for ipsilateral reoperations is controversial, because after the first surgical intervention, pleural adhesions occur frequently in the thoracic cavity and/or chest wall....

    Authors: Gaetana Messina, Mary Bove, Antonio Noro, Giorgia Opromolla, Giovanni Natale, Francesco Leone, Vincenzo Di Filippo, Beatrice Leonardi, Mario Martone, Mario Pirozzi, Marianna Caterino, Sergio Facchini, Alessia Zotta, Giovanni Vicidomini, Mario Santini, Alfonso Fiorelli…
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:103
  12. The study was aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of different sedation protocols of dexmedetomidine–remifentanil and propofol–remifentanil for percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) under tr...

    Authors: Xiao-Lan Chen, Wen-Hui Huang, Yi-Han Zheng and Gui-Can Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:100
  13. Esophageal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the upper digestive tract and is one of the leading cancer-related mortality worldwide. Accumulating studies found that Ginsenoside compound K (CK) has sign...

    Authors: Jianhou Huang, Dinglong Pan, Feng Liu, Yiting Hong, Gang Huang, Xiaowei Huang, Xinwen Wang and Zhiqiang Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:99
  14. The optimal revascularization strategy remains uncertain in multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD). The durability of the surgical grafts should be weighed against the decreased invasiveness of percutaneo...

    Authors: Jade Claessens, Alaaddin Yilmaz, Camille Awouters, Hanne Oosterbos, Stef Thonnisen, Edouard Benit, Abdullah Kaya and Yoann Bataille
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:98
  15. Mitral valve (MV) repair is a well-accepted surgical approach for infective endocarditis (IE). In our hospital, extensive MV reconstruction with fresh autologous pericardium (AP) and artificial chordae (AC) ha...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Takafumi Masai, Toshihiro Ohata, Tomohiko Sakamoto and Toru Kuratani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:97
  16. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a risk factor for cryptogenic stroke (CS), and interventional therapy for PFO can reduce the recurrence rate of CS. However, interventional therapies are primarily guided by X-r...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Zhensu Shi, Yin Zheng, Caichan Xie, Jiao Yi, Zelun Chen, Yue Shu and Dexing Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:96
  17. The optimal treatment for aortic thrombus remains to be determined, but surgical treatment is indicated when there is a risk for thromboembolism.

    Authors: Yuki Kuroda, Akira Marui, Yoshio Arai, Atsushi Nagasawa, Shinichi Tsumaru, Ryoko Arakaki, Jun Iida, Yuki Wada and Yoshiharu Soga
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:95
  18. Diabetes and impaired glucose regulation are very common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study, we aim to investigate the prevalence of abnormal glucose regulation in men and women in C...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Li-Qun He, Wei Zhu, Gang-Feng Duan, Yong Fang, Ying Feng, Li-Qun Tian and Qiong-Li Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:94
  19. To overcome the anatomical limitation of a narrow aorta and short length from the renal artery to the terminal aorta, unibody endograft AFX2 and iliac branch endoprosthesis (IBE) can be combined.

    Authors: Daisuke Akagi and Kai Murase
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:93
  20. Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare diseases of the thoracic cavity. They frequently grow unnoticed until they exert compressive effects on adjacent organs. Treatment of solitary fibrous tumors of t...

    Authors: Matthew S. Khouzam and Nayer Khouzam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:92
  21. The Master’s double two-step test (MDT), which is used to screen for coronary heart disease, is difficult for physically impaired patients to complete. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship...

    Authors: Satoshi Shiono, Makoto Endo, Kenta Nakahashi and Marina Nakatsuka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:91
  22. Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is divided into MEN type 1 (MEN-1) and MEN type 2 (MEN-2). MEN-1 may be associated with thymic carcinoid tumors. We present a case of the surgical removal of a thymic carcino...

    Authors: Hiroaki Shidei, Shota Mitsuboshi, Tomoko Yamamoto and Masato Kanzaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:90
  23. Pectus excavatum (PE) negatively impacts psychological function, but its effect on autonomic nervous system (ANS) function has not been investigated. We evaluated ANS function following postural changes in pat...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Hsu, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Yi-Wei Chang, Chou-Chin Lan, Yao-Kuang Wu and Mei-Chen Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:89
  24. Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a general progressive disorder with high morbidity and poor prognosis. This study analyzed the serum expression and clinical value of miR-182-5p and brain-derived neurotrophic fa...

    Authors: Fang Fang, Xiaonan Zhang, Bin Li and Shouyi Gan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:88
  25. Percutaneous vascular interventions are performed for the treatment of haemoptysis and involve embolization of bronchial arteries, pulmonary arteries and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. There are isolat...

    Authors: Alina-Maria Budacan, Akshay J. Patel, Helen Foss, Valeria Abiuso, Arul Ganeshan and Maninder Kalkat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:87
  26. To inquiry the predictive value of the age, creatinine, and ejection fraction (ACEF) score for cardiac mortality in patients diagnosed with heavily calcified coronary lesions at 1 year after percutaneous coron...

    Authors: Hongwu Chen, Xiaofan Yu, Guangquan Qiu and Likun Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:85
  27. Recent research suggests a protective role for positive family history of premature cardiovascular disease (FHpCVD) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. We aimed to further investigate this ...

    Authors: Hamed Tavolinejad, Sina Rashedi, Seyyed Mojtaba Ghorashi, Masih Tajdini, Saeed Sadeghian, Mina Pashang, Arash Jalali, Abbas Salehi Omran, Jamshid Bagheri, Abbasali Karimi, Mahmoud Shirzad, Mehdi Mehrani and Kaveh Hosseini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:84
  28. Pseudoaneurysm with a shunt to the right ventricle after aortic repair for acute aortic dissection is an extremely rare and life-threatening condition. Surgical treatment is unavoidable, but surgery is complic...

    Authors: Akie Shimada, Taira Yamamoto, Daisuke Endo, Kousuke Nishida, Satoshi Matsushita, Tohru Asai and Atsushi Amano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:83
  29. Aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) accompanied by non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a rare anomaly. In cases of thoracic esophageal carcinoma associated with ARSA and NRILN, surgeons must ...

    Authors: Kazunori Koyama, Toru Watanabe, Hideaki Kato and Masahiko Kawaguchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:81
  30. Many studies still dispute the identification of independent risk factors that influence outcome after neonatal cardiac surgery. We present our study to announce the contemporary outcomes and risk profile of n...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdelrahman Elassal, Osman Osama AL-Radi, Ragab Shehata Debis, Zaher Faisal Zaher, Gaser Abdelmohsen Abdelmohsen, Mazen Shamsaldeen Faden, Nada Ahmed Noaman, Ahmed Ragab Elakaby, Mohamed Esam Abdelmotaleb, Ahmed Mostafa Abdulgawad, Mohamed Saleh Elhudairy, Abdulla Husain Jabbad, Ahmed Abdelaziz Ismail, Norah Bakheet Aljohani, Arwa Mohammed Alghamdi and Ahmed Mohamed Dohain
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:80
  31. Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is a very rare disease and its malignant transformation is even more rare. LIP is easily misdiagnosed by clinicians and radiologists.

    Authors: Chengyuan Zhu, Jibo Hu, Jun Wu and Lingxiao Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:79
  32. Surgical indication and the selection of surgical procedures for acute type A aortic dissection in older patients are controversial; therefore, we aimed to examine the surgical outcomes of acute type A aortic ...

    Authors: Yasumi Maze, Toshiya Tokui, Masahiko Murakami, Bun Nakamura, Ryosai Inoue, Reina Hirano and Koji Hirano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:78
  33. Sexual dysfunction after cardiac surgery can seriously affect patients’ quality of life, but the impact of cardiac surgery on sexual function has long been neglected. Compared with conventional cardiac surgery...

    Authors: Liang-liang Yan, Mi-rong Tang, Xiao-fu Dai, Liang-wan Chen and Guan-hua Fang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:77
  34. Synovial sarcomas are tumors typically located in the extremities and characterized by a t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2) chromosomal translocation. With only around 100 cases reported in the literature, cardiac synovial ...

    Authors: Alice L. Zhou, Meghan E. Halub, John M. Gross, Benjamin L. Shou and Ahmet Kilic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:76
  35. Continuing therapy for aggressive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after first-line treatment (FLT) is challenging. The clinical efficacy of second-line chemotherapy (SLCT) for progressive NSCLC is limited. ...

    Authors: Zhong-Ke Chen, Jing Fan, Fen-Qiang Li, Shi-Yan Zhou and Yuan-Shun Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:75
  36. The present study evaluated the efficacy of C-reactive protein (CRP) and D-dimer and the combination of them as prognostic indicators for patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD).

    Authors: Zhiwei Tang, Hong Liu and Yongfeng Shao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:71
  37. The efficacy of dexmedetomidine supplementation for thoracoscopic surgery remains controversial. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the impact of dexmedetomidine for thoracoscopic surg...

    Authors: Chengjun Song and Quan Lu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:70
  38. While fast track clinical pathways have been demonstrated to reduce resource utilization in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, it remains unclear as to whether they adversely affect post-operative outcomes. ...

    Authors: Jeffrey B. MacLeod, Kenneth D’Souza, Christie Aguiar, Craig D. Brown, Zlatko Pozeg, Christopher White, Rakesh C. Arora, Jean-François Légaré and Ansar Hassan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:69

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