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  1. Content type: Research article

    In 2006 and 2007 we performed double lung transplantation with marginal donor lungs assessed and reconditioned by Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP), using a technique developed by Professor Stig Steen. Here we pre...

    Authors: Haider Ghaidan, Mohammed Fakhro, Jesper Andreasson, Leif Pierre, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:125

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    Postoperative pericardial adhesions are considered a risk factor for redo cardiac surgery. Several large- and medium-size animal models of pericardial adhesions have been reported, but small animal models for ...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Tomohisa Sakaue, Mikio Okazaki, Fumiaki Shikata, Mie Kurata, Yuuki Imai, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Junya Masumoto, Shunji Uchita and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:124

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The published rates of morbidity and mortality remain relatively high for patients who undergo laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. We report the postoperative and oncologic outcomes of a l...

    Authors: Robert E. Merritt, Peter J. Kneuertz, Desmond M. D’Souza and Kyle A. Perry

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:123

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a rare disease that is often easily misdiagnosed as a malignancy. The diagnosis of OP can prove quite challenging. Patients typically receive treatment with high-dose corticosteroi...

    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 14:122

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Pacemaker implantation techniques using thoracoscopy have been described since about 25 years. However, the published reports concerning types of electrodes refer mostly to monopolar screw-in leads. We report ...

    Authors: Thibault Schaeffer, Constantin Mork, Joachim Erb and Oliver Reuthebuch

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:121

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study compared long-term outcomes of biological and mechanical mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients requiring replacement of the mitral valve where repair was not feasible.

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Julia Poggenpohl, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Mirko Doss, Peter Bramlage, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:120

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  7. Content type: Case report

    A strategy for the surgical repair of ruptured Kommerell diverticulum has not yet been established. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that this entity could be associated with a number of other cardiac a...

    Authors: Jeko M. Madjarov, Michael G. Katz, Sarah M. Gubara, Svetozar Madzharov, Kevin Reames, Sophia Madjarova and Francis Robicsek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:117

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Completion lobectomy long after segmentectomy in the same lobe is extremely difficult because of severe adhesions around hilar structures, especially in cases involving video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VA...

    Authors: Yuki Takahashi, Masahiro Miyajima, Makoto Tada, Ryunosuke Maki, Taijiro Mishina and Atsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:116

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  9. Content type: Research article

    At present, multi-detector cardiac CT has been widely applied in the detection of heart valve morphology and function. This study aims to compare the coronary CT angiography and trans-thoracic echocardiography...

    Authors: Jingbo Li, Yun Zhang, Liulong Zhang, Deyong Lv, Hui Song, Haifeng Zhang, Guangyan Zhou and Hong Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:115

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  10. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article [1] did not cite the following sources [2-5], which were used to write the article.

    Authors: Kaoru Kaseda, Keisuke Asakura, Akio Kazama and Yukihiko Ozawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:114

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

  11. Content type: Research article

    Surgical management of the mitral valve (MV) in patients with mild-to-moderate mitral dysfunction undergoing aortic valve replacement is still controversial. We investigated the echocardiographic data from pat...

    Authors: Gwan Sic Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee and Sung-Ho Jung

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:112

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Intraoperative neuromuscular monitoring (IONM) is a widespread procedure to identify and protect the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery. However, for left thoracic surgery with high risk of...

    Authors: Andreas Moritz, Joachim Schmidt, Waldemar Schreiner, Torsten Birkholz, Horia Sirbu and Andrea Irouschek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:111

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Constrictive Pericarditis(CP) can be viewed as a constellation of syndromes resulting from compression of the heart, etiologies, course and types are well discussed in other reports. However, localized CP as a...

    Authors: Geoffrey Joseph Changwe, Zhang Wenlong, Haizhou Zhang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:110

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether age has an effect on short and long-term outcome in patients who undergo simultaneous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and carotid endarterectomy.

    Authors: Mona Salehi Ravesh, Rene Rusch, Christine Friedrich, Christoph Teickner, Rouven Berndt, Assad Haneya, Jochen Cremer and Thomas Pühler

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mitral valve repair with the use of an annuloplasty ring is the procedure of choice in patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) due to floppy mitral valve (FMV)/mitral valve prolapse (MVP). The mitr...

    Authors: Antonios Pitsis, Timotheos Kelpis, Efstratios Theofilogiannakos, Nikolaos Tsotsolis, Harisios Boudoulas and Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:108

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is common and associated with increased mortality. It is unknown whether an intended higher arterial pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass reduces the incidence of ac...

    Authors: Kristian Kandler, Jens C. Nilsson, Peter Oturai, Mathias E. Jensen, Christian H. Møller, Jens Otto Clemmesen, Henrik C. Arendrup and Daniel A. Steinbrüchel

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:107

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Partial atrioventricular canal defects (PAVC) are preferred to be repaired when diagnosed and before an operation would interfere with school. There were rare previous studies about partial atrioventricular ca...

    Authors: Lingyun Song, Yunfei Ling and Qi An

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:106

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Rib fractures account for a fairly high proportion of chest injuries, ranging from 55 to 80%. The most common mechanisms of injury include: traffic accident, extrusion and falls from significant heights. Besid...

    Authors: Xue-tao Zhou, Dong-sheng Zhang, Yang Yang, Guo-liang Zhang, Ze-xin Xie, Meng-hui Chen and Zheng Liang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:105

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Mitral valve replacement with the total leaflet preservation technique can yield good results; however, its development is limited by patient-valve mismatch. Therefore, we compared the efficacies of the modifi...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Shuwu He, Tianguang Wang, Zelun Chen and Yue Shu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:102

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Open stent grafting is an alternative of graft replacement and thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm. We have performed open stent grafting with half sternotomy (mini-OSG) to reduce in-h...

    Authors: Tamaki Takano, Masayuki Sakaguchi, Takamitsu Terasaki, Taishi Fujii, Yusuke Date, Mugumi Fuke and Kai Machida

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:101

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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Case report

    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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