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  1. Content type: Research article

    Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) regulates DNA repair and metabolism by deacetylating target proteins. SIRT1 may be oncogenic because its overexpression has been detected in many cancers. The aim of the present study was to ...

    Authors: Ming-Chun Ma, Tai-Jan Chiu, Hung-I Lu, Wan-Ting Huang, Chien-Ming Lo, Wan-Yu Tien, Ya-Chun Lan, Yen-Yang Chen, Chang-Han Chen and Shau-Hsuan Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:25

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative myocardial ischemia (PMI) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with poor outcome. The aim of this study was to pool the available data on the outcome after ...

    Authors: Fausto Biancari, Vesa Anttila, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Juhani K. E. Airaksinen and Debora Brascia

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:24

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Differing perfusion of the left and right ventricular coronary territory may influence flow-profiles of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs). We compared flow parameters, measured by transit-time flowmetry (TTFM), in ...

    Authors: Sanaz Amin, Raphael S. Werner, Per Lav Madsen, George Krasopoulos and David P. Taggart

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:23

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) have become the standard of care for patients with end stage heart failure. Device reliability has increased, bringing the potential for VAD, compared ...

    Authors: Ann C. Gaffey, Carol W. Chen, Jennifer J. Chung, Jason Han, Christian A. Bermudez, Joyce Wald and Pavan Atluri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:22

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  5. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We modified the conventional aortic arch replacement procedure to avoid circulation arrest and a prolonged extracorporeal circulation time, especially in cases of acute aortic dissection. We herein present our...

    Authors: Feng Gao, Yongjie Ye, Yongheng Zhang and Bo Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:21

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Dermatomyositis, an inflammatory myopathy with cutaneous involvement, is associated with malignancy and often manifests paraneoplastically. While co-occurrence with small cell carcinoma is well attested, prima...

    Authors: Andrew J. Beel, David S. Demos, Alfred Chung, Charles Liao and Natalie S. Lui

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:20

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Vena cava anomalies are a rare group of anatomical variations due to an incorrect development of the superior or inferior vena cava during fetal life. They generally show no clinical relevance and the diagnosi...

    Authors: Andreina Pagini, Massimiliano Bassi, Daniele Diso, Michele Anzidei, Sara Mantovani, Camilla Poggi, Federico Venuta and Marco Anile

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Receiving information about their disease and treatment is very important to patients with cancer. There is an association between feeling appropriately informed and better quality of life. This audit aimed to...

    Authors: Nicola Oswald, John Hardman, Amy Kerr, Ehab Bishay, Richard Steyn, Pala Rajesh, Maninder Kalkat and Babu Naidu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:18

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Within the trans-subclavian approach, procedural techniques can vary widely, and reported access generally refers to an infraclavicular axillary approach. We describe and report the use of a novel supraclavicu...

    Authors: Thom G. Dahle, Nathaniel J. Castro, Brian M. Stegman, Jacob R. Dutcher, John M. Teskey, Wade T. Schmidt, Daren S. Danielson, Sara J. Dezell, Virginia B. Daniels and Daniel J. Tiede

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:16

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Ventricular septal perforation (VSP) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is accompanied by the worsening of rapid hemodynamics, resulting in a poor prognosis. In our department, infarct lesions are preoper...

    Authors: Takuma Yamasaki, Shuhei Fujita, Yuji Kaku, Junko Katagiri and Takeshi Hiramatsu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:17

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Right ventricular (RV) volume overload increases morbidity and mortality after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. Surgical strategies like pulmonary leaflets sparing and tricuspid valve repair at time of primar...

    Authors: Amr A. Arafat, Elatafy E. Elatafy, Sahar Elshedoudy, Mahmoud Zalat, Neamet Abdallah and Ahmed Elmahrouk

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:14

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of salvage lung resection and describe the possible indications and contraindications in patients with primary lung cancer.

    Authors: Erkan Kaba, Mehmet Oguzhan Ozyurtkan, Kemal Ayalp, Tugba Cosgun, Mazen Rasmi Alomari and Alper Toker

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:13

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Histopathological changes in the ascending aorta wall in patients with severe tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis were graded and correlated to echocardiographic parameters. Objective was to associate thresh...

    Authors: Saša D. Borović, Milica M. Labudović Borović, Ivan V. Zaletel, Vera N. Todorović, Petar A. Dabić, Jelena T. Rakočević, Jelena M. Marinković-Erić and Predrag S. Milojević

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:12

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Contemporary transcatheter and minimally invasive approaches allow for improved cosmesis and eliminate sternotomy; however, access to a ‘Heart Team’ approach to minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) re...

    Authors: Shahrukh N. Bakar, Daniel J. P. Burns, Pantelis Diamantouros, Kumar Sridhar, Bob Kiaii and Michael W. A. Chu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:11

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during chil...

    Authors: Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent and Pierre Wauthy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:8

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recent wide spread use of low-dose helical computed tomography for the screening of lung cancer have led to an increase in the detection rate of very faint and smaller lesions known as ground-glass opacity nod...

    Authors: Meishuang Li, Yanan Wang, Yulong Chen and Zhenfa Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:9

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  17. Content type: Case report

    The long-term effects of some surgical treatment procedures of arch replacement for aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm are unknown.

    Authors: Ryohei Matsuura, Yasushi Tsutsumi, Osamu Monta, Hisazumi Uenaka, Kenji Tanaka, Takaaki Samura and Hirokazu Ohashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for small-sized pulmonary nodules is challenging, and image-guided preoperative localisation is required. Near-infrared indocyanine green fluorescence is...

    Authors: Takashi Anayama, Kentaro Hirohashi, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Marino Yamamoto, Takayuki Sato and Kazumasa Orihashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:5

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  19. Content type: Research article

    As 3D printing technology emerge, there is increasing demand for a more customizable implant in the repair of chest-wall bony defects. This article aims to present a custom design and fabrication method for re...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Wen, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Shuo Li, Rui Gao and Guangjian Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:4

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In acute situations such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), total arterial revascularization (TAR) is often rejected in favour of saphenous vein (S...

    Authors: Philippe Grieshaber, Lukas Oster, Tobias Schneider, Victoria Johnson, Coskun Orhan, Peter Roth, Bernd Niemann and Andreas Böning

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:2

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  21. Content type: Case report

    A deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) can become a severe complication after cardiac surgery, with in-hospital mortality rates reaching up to 35%. Staphylococci, particularly methicillin resistant Staphylococcus ...

    Authors: Aneta GUZEK, Grzegorz SUWALSKI, Dariusz TOMASZEWSKI and Zbigniew RYBICKI

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:3

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic Syndrome and diabetes mellitus are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of Metabolic Syndrome with or without diabetes on perioperative and long-term morbidity and mortality ...

    Authors: Lijuan Wang, Xiangyang Qian, Mingya Wang, Xinran Tang and Hushan Ao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis of peri-procedural myocardial infarction is complex, especially after the emergence of high-sensitivity markers of myocardial necrosis.

    Authors: Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Whady Hueb, Cesar Higa Nomura, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Alexandre Volney Villa, Leandro Menezes Alves da Costa, Rodrigo Morel Vieira de Melo, Paulo Cury Rezende, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires and Roberto Kalil Filho

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:122

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Significant mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with increased mortality. The aim of this study is to determine if surgical correction of bot...

    Authors: Pey-Jen Yu, Allan Mattia, Hugh A. Cassiere, Rick Esposito, Frank Manetta, Nina Kohn and Alan R. Hartman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:123

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is an effective treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but is a technically challenging operation for cardiothoracic surgeons. Starting a new...

    Authors: Smita Sihag, Bao Le, Alison S. Witkin, Josanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, Mauricio A. Villavicencio, Gus J. Vlahakes, Richard N. Channick and Cameron D. Wright

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:121

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Many patients who receive lung transplantation (LT) operations develop varying degrees of bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after the surgeries. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered to be related ...

    Authors: Chong Zhang, Yuequn Niu, Li Yu, Wang Lv, Haichao Xu, Abudumailamu Abuduwufuer, Jinlin Cao and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:119

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  27. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) is a rare but catastrophic syndrome that can occur following separation from cardiopulmonary bypass or at any time during the immediate postoperative course. The managem...

    Authors: Michael Charlesworth, Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Julian M. Barker and Lee Feddy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:116

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However,...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:118

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of connective tissue causing mostly left-sided heart valves and aortic root pathologies, but a coronary artery involvement reflecting an increased sensitivity to c...

    Authors: Ludovic Melly, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Claude Hanet and Benoît Rondelet

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:117

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial inflammation and injury occur during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We aimed to characterise these processes during routine CABG surgery to inform the diagnosis of type 5 myocardial in...

    Authors: Shirjel R. Alam, Colin Stirrat, Nick Spath, Vipin Zamvar, Renzo Pessotto, Marc R. Dweck, Colin Moore, Scott Semple, Ahmed El-Medany, Divya Manoharan, Nicholas L. Mills, Anoop Shah, Saeed Mirsadraee, David E. Newby and Peter A. Henriksen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:115

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  31. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the outcomes of mitral valve repair with flexible band (FB) versus complete semirigid ring (SR) in degenerative mitral valve disease patients.

    Authors: Alexandr V. Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexandr V. Afanasyev, Sergei I. Zheleznev, Vladimir M. Nazarov, Ravil M. Sharifulin and Alexandr M. Karaskov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:113

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is now the treatment of choice in high-surgical-risk patients with failing aortic bioprosthesis. Although less performed, VIV-Transcatheter Mi...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Sabrina Manganiello, Giorgia Bonalumi, Raoul Biondi, Marco Russo, Massimo Mapelli, Francesco Alamanni and Matteo Saccocci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:114

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (PIMT) is a rare disease in China and its incidence is much lower than that of tuberculosis. PIMT accounts for only 0.04–1.2% of all lung tumors. PIMT can occurs in...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Jun Fu, Zhengyi Ni and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:112

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  34. Content type: Case report

    During minimally invasive pulmonary resection, both limited visualization and tactile feedback can make localization of pulmonary nodules and assessment for synchronous disease challenging. Intraoperative mole...

    Authors: Jarrod D. Predina, Andrew Newton, Courtney Connolly and Sunil Singhal

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:110

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 1-3%, but it is a life-threatening infection of aorta characterized by dilatation of aorta with false lumen. Multiple MAAs have been...

    Authors: Po-Sung Li, Chung-Lin Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Tzu-Chieh Lin and Yao-Tien Chang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:109

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  36. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Sleeve lobectomy can preserve healthy lung parenchyma in centrally located lung cancer surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has been shown to have better results for postoperative com...

    Authors: Min Seop Jo, Do Yeon Kim, Jin Yong Jeong and Geun Dong Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:108

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is now widely applied to the treatment of blunt aortic injury. However, its long-term outcomes remain unclear. Endoleakage and migration might occur in the long term, especi...

    Authors: Toshinori Komatsu, Tamaki Takano, Hiromu Kehara, Megumi Fuke, Takamitsu Terasaki and Masayuki Sakaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:106

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Flowable haemostatic agents have been shown to be superior to non-flowable agents in terms of haemostatic control and need for transfusion products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated the e...

    Authors: Mayur R. Joshi, Jacqueline Latham and Gabriel Okorogheye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:107

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The frequency of primary cardiac tumors is rare at about 0.3% by autopsy. Our objective was to investigate the characteristics and locations of cardiac tumors and to provide a prognostic analysis in our hospital.

    Authors: Natsumi Nomoto, Tomoko Tani, Toshiko Konda, Kitae Kim, Takeshi Kitai, Mitsuhiko Ota, Shuichiro Kaji, Yukihiro Imai, Yukikatsu Okada and Yutaka Furukawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:103

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Plasma D-dimer level, a marker of hypercoagulation, has been reported to be associated with survival in several types of cancers. The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of preoperative...

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Fontan is a palliative procedure in patients with single ventricle. Single ventricle supports systemic cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow is passively directed to the right pulmonary artery. Women with Fo...

    Authors: Khalid S. Al Najashi, Syed Mehdi, Shazia Mohsin, Merna Atiyah, Hafez A. Abdullah, Jassim Abdulhameed and Ahmed M. Al Zahrani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:104

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for small-diameter vascular grafts. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using decellularized aortae of fetal pigs (DAFPs) to cons...

    Authors: Xu Ma, Zhijuan He, Ling Li, Guofeng Liu, Qingchun Li, Daping Yang, Yingbo Zhang and Ning Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:101

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The approach to treat device infection in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is a challenging procedure. Optimal treatment is ...

    Authors: L. Castro, S. Pecha, M. Linder, J. Vogler, N. Gosau, C. Meyer, S. Willems, H. Reichenspurner and S. Hakmi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:99

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Survival after lung transplantation (LTx) is often limited by bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS).

    Authors: Mohammed Fakhro, Ellen Broberg, Lars Algotsson, Lennart Hansson, Bansi Koul, Ronny Gustafsson, Per Wierup, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:100

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