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  1. Content type: Case report

    Chylothorax is a life-threatening pathological condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. If chyle leakage does not close spontaneously with medical therapy, surgical treatment is inevitabl...

    Authors: Francesco Paolo Caronia, Giuseppe Di Miceli, Andrea Macaluso, Damiano Librizzi, Francesco Sgalambro and Alfonso Fiorelli

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:100

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    There is great discussion about non-confluent pulmonary artery (PA) reconstruction, and several materials have been used. Autologous pericardium is considered feasible for infectious resistance, autoimmune res...

    Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama, Toru Okamura and Yorikazu Harada

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:99

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite a long history of concerns regarding patient safety during clinical care, some patients undergoing thoracic surgery continue to experience adverse events (AEs). AEs are a major significant source of pe...

    Authors: Qiongzhen Li, Xiaofeng Zhang, Meiying Xu and Jingxiang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:98

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic surgeons have recognized the advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). However, MIE for locally advanced esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) is controversial. This...

    Authors: Guangyuan Liu, Yongtao Han, Lin Peng, Kangning Wang and Yu Fan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:97

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Cavernous hemangioma of the rib is extremely rare benign vascular tumor. It is difficult to diagnose in time because both invasive and noninvasive examinations usually fail to distinguish it from other tumors ...

    Authors: Heping Huang, Chengdong Ning and Yu Pan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:95

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sparing Aortic Valve procedure requires to reproduction of the geometry of the physiologic anatomy of the aortic root. Thus, the materials adopted may make a difference. CARDIOROOT is a one-piece collagen-coat...

    Authors: Giordano Tasca, Jaroslav Lindner, Laurent Barandon, Petr Santavy, Carlo Antona, Jan Burkert and Amando Gamba

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:94

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Left ventricular (LV) pseudo-false aneurysm is a rare complication secondary to myocardial infarction and is caused by intramyocardial dissecting hematoma due to fragile myocardium. Very occasionally, intramyo...

    Authors: Masaho Okada, Hirotaka Watanuki, Kayo Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Futamura and Katsuhiko Matsuyama

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:93

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondrial impairment can result from myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (IR). Despite cardioplegic arrest, IR-associated cardiodepression is a major problem in heart surgery. We determined the effect o...

    Authors: Marcus Leistner, Stefanie Sommer, Peer Kanofsky, Rainer Leyh and Sebastian-Patrick Sommer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:92

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The small incisions of minimally invasive surgery have the proposed benefit of less surgical trauma, less pain, and faster recovery. This study was done to compare minimally invasive techniques for aortic valv...

    Authors: Anna Olds, Siavash Saadat, Anthony Azzolini, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Karen Odroniec, Anthony Lemaire, Aziz Ghaly and Leonard Y. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:91

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Thoracic aortic surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass are both associated with development of postoperative acute kidney injury. In this study, we undertook to investigate the relationship between cardiopulmonary...

    Authors: Shijun Xu, Jie Liu, Lei Li, Zining Wu, Jiachen Li, Yongmin Liu, Junming Zhu, Lizhong Sun, Xinliang Guan, Ming Gong and Hongjia Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:90

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  11. Content type: Research article

    One lung ventilation (OLV) is the technique used during lung resection surgery in order to facilitate optimal surgical conditions. OLV may result in hypoxemia due to the shunt created. Several techniques are u...

    Authors: Ran Kremer, Wisam Aboud, Ori Haberfeld, Maruan Armali and Michal Barak

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:89

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) in trauma patients has been controversial, but VV-ECMO plays a crucial role when the lungs are extensively damaged and when conventional man...

    Authors: Fumihiro Ogawa, Takuma Sakai, Ko Takahashi, Makoto Kato, Keishi Yamaguchi, Sayo Okazaki, Takeru Abe, Masayuki Iwashita and Ichiro Takeuchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:88

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Iatrogenic aortic dissection is a rare and fatal complication. Its treatment was challenging and controversial especially in patients with previous cardiac procedure. This study aimed to present the case of a ...

    Authors: Minjian Kong, Jianfang Qian, Qunjun Duan, Xuebiao Li and Aiqiang Dong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:87

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Single centre studies support No Touch (NT) saphenous vein graft (SVG) harvesting technique. The primary objective of the SUPERIOR SVG study was to determine whether NT versus conventional (CON) SVG harvesting...

    Authors: Saswata Deb, Steve K. Singh, Domingos de Souza, Michael W. A. Chu, Richard Whitlock, Steven R. Meyer, Subodh Verma, Anders Jeppsson, Ayman Al-Saleh, Katheryn Brady, Purnima Rao-Melacini, Emilie P. Belley-Cote, Derrick Y. Tam, P. J. Devereaux, Richard J. Novick and Stephen E. Fremes

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:85

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Right ventricular restrictive physiology (RVRP) is a common finding after repair of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The characteristic feature of RVRP is the presence of a direct end-diastolic flow (EDFF) during at...

    Authors: Bhushan Sandeep, Xin Huang, Fan Xu, Pengxiao Su, Ting Wang and Xiaoke Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:84

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  16. Content type: Case report

    To investigate the application of 3D printing technology combined with percutaneous Minimally Invasive Plate Oseoynthesis (MIPO) and thoracoscopic techniques in the treatment of long comminuted rib fractures.

    Authors: Xuetao Zhou, Dongsheng Zhang, Zexin Xie, Menghui Chen, Yang Yang, Zheng Liang and Guoliang Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:83

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Systemic inflammation during implant of a durable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may contribute to adverse outcomes. We investigated the association of the preoperative inflammatory markers with subsequ...

    Authors: Paul C. Tang, Jonathan W. Haft, Matthew A. Romano, Abbas Bitar, Reema Hasan, Maryse Palardy, Keith D. Aaronson and Francis D. Pagani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:80

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  18. Content type: Case report

    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.

    Authors: Nozomu Motono, Kenichi Shimada, Toru Kamata and Hidetaka Uramoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:79

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Małgorzata Edyta Wojtyś, Józef Wąsikowski, Norbert Wójcik, Janusz Wójcik, Piotr Wasilewski, Piotr Lisowski and Tomasz Grodzki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:78

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Henrik Guné, Johan Sjögren, Marcus Carlsson, Ronny Gustafsson, Pia Sjöberg and Shahab Nozohoor

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:77

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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 al...

    Authors: Congcong Luo, Jiaquan Zhu, Chunrong Bao, Fangbao Ding and Ju Mei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:76

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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 a...

    Authors: Sabreen Mkalaluh, Marcin Szczechowicz, Matthias Karck and Alexander Weymann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:75

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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).

    Authors: Ahmet Dolapoglu, Eyup Avci, Tuncay Kiris and Onursal Bugra

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:74

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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 medi...

    Authors: Xiaojian Li, Xiaojin Wang, Huayong Zhang, Hua Cheng and Qingdong Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:71

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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 p...

    Authors: Jiang-Shan Huang, Qiang Chen, Liang-Wan Chen, Yur-Ren Kuo, Zhi-Nuan Hong and Hua Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:70

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  26. Content type: Case report

    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 in...

    Authors: Fatmir Caushi, Lindita Çoku, Ilir Skenduli, Daniela Xhemalaj, Arian Mezini, Emira Hysa and Francesco Rulli

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:69

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  27. Content type: Case report

    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 ...

    Authors: Shoujun Tang, Shengjie Tang, Li Yu, Yongheng Zhang and Haining Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:68

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication of pneumonectomy characterized by mediastinal shift toward the pneumonectomy cavity. Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is another infrequent complication causing in...

    Authors: Max S. Yudovich, Eliza W. Beal, Desmond M. D’Souza, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt and Peter J. Kneuertz

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:67

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Leukemoid reaction (LR) is defined as a reactive leucocytosis with WBC counts exceeding 50,000/mm3, and a significant increase in early neutrophil precursors. LR may be a paraneoplastic manifestation of various m...

    Authors: Ge Yu, Huaijun Ji, Chuizheng Meng, Yixuan Huang, Guogang Gao, Chuanping Liu, Shanlei Wang, Lei Zhang and Jin Ju

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:66

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  30. Content type: Case report

    The right aortic arch and aortic coarctation are rare congenital anomalies with the incidence of 0.1% and 0.03–0.04%. We present a case report of a 51-year-old woman with the right aortic arch with aberrant le...

    Authors: Frantisek Sabol, Peter Candik, Adrian Kolesar and Tomas Toporcer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:65

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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 utili...

    Authors: Nawwar Al-Attar, Stephen Johnston, Nadine Jamous, Sameer Mistry, Ena Ghosh, Gaurav Gangoli, Walter Danker, Katherine Etter and Eric Ammann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:64

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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).

    Authors: Rong Qiao, Runbo Zhong, Jianlin Xu, Yanwei Zhang, Bo Zhang, Shuyuan Wang, Yuqing Lou, Dongfang Chen, Qing Chang, Yizhuo Zhao and Baohui Han

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:63

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  33. Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Farhad Waziri, Zarmiga Karunanithi, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Vibeke Hjortdal, Per Hostrup Nielsen and Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:62

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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 su...

    Authors: Alfredo Rego, Patricia C. Cheung, William J. Harris, Kevin M. Brady, Jeffrey Newman and Robert Still

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:61

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: Jun Tang, Jian-zhu Zhao, Kai-ming Ren, Fu-shuang Zheng, Xi-wen Wang, Hai-jun Liu, Jun-gang Zhao and Ji-bin Lu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:60

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  36. Content type: Case report

    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. How...

    Authors: Jan Jesper Andreasen, Dorte Nøhr and Alex Skovsbo Jørgensen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:59

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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 (L...

    Authors: Gang Lin, Haibo Liu and Jian Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:58

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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 com...

    Authors: Kentaro Miura, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Tomonobu Koizumi, Satoshi Kawakami, Nobutaka Kobayashi and Ken-ichi Ito

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:57

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Narumol Chaosuwannakit and Pattarapong Makarawate

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:56

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Leopold Rupprecht, Christof Schmid, Kurt Debl, Dirk Lunz, Bernhard Flörchinger and Andreas Keyser

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:54

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  41. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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 ...

    Authors: Aaron R. Casha, Kieran Chircop, Marilyn Gauci and Joseph N. Grima

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:53

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  42. Content type: Case report

    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 th...

    Authors: Raymond Pfister, Yalda Sadeghi, Javier Orrit and René Prêtre

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:52

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: Sharlene A. Greenwood, Emmanuel Mangahis, Ellen M. Castle, Joe Wang, Jackie Campbell, Ranjit Deshpande and Satish Jayawardene

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:51

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