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  1. Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD) is a rare self-limiting histiocytosis, more prevalent in children and young adults. It typically manifests as painless bilateral massive cervical lymphadenopathy but may also extend...

    Authors: Wenyu Zhang, Linan Fang, Jing Wang, Xiaobo Ma, Xintong Hu and Wei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:166
  2. Accurately predicting post-discharge mortality risk in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains a complex and critic...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Zhican Liu, Yunlong Zhu, Mingxin Wu, Haobo Huang, Wenbin Yang, Ke Peng and Jianping Zeng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:163
  3. Lung transplantation is one of the most common treatment options for patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the choice between single and double lung transplantation for these ...

    Authors: Yu-Chi Fang, Wen-Hsin Cheng, Hung-I Lu, Yi-Shi Wang, Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Meng-Yun Tsai, Yu-Ping Chang, Kuo-Tung Huang and Chien-Ming Lo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:162
  4. Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are very rare and present aggressively with high rates of metastasis. Given the poor prognosis, particularly once disease has spread, early diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatme...

    Authors: Salman Zaheer, Alice L. Zhou, John M. Gross and Ahmet Kilic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:161
  5. Usually, pectus bars are removed 3 years after the Nuss procedure in patients with pectus excavatum. However, the optimal timing for postoperative pectus bar removal remains undefined. Our study investigated t...

    Authors: Der-En Keong, I-Shiang Tzeng, Nay Htut, Yu-Jiun Fan, Min-Shiau Hsieh and Yeung-Leung Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:160
  6. High-quality chest compression is essential for successful cardiac arrest resuscitation. High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can effectively improve the survival rate of patients with cardiopulmon...

    Authors: Jinghao Jiang, Jinghuang Yan, Dongai Yao, Jinsong Xiao, Rongtao Chen, Yan Zhao and Xiaoqing Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:159
  7. Functional tricuspid regurgitation may arise from left heart valve diseases or other factors. If not addressed concurrently with primary surgical intervention, it may contribute to increased morbidity and mort...

    Authors: Ufuk Türkmen, Tezcan Bozkurt, Sertan Özyalçın, Ilknur Günaydın and Sadi Kaplan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:158
  8. The minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) system was developed to minimize the contact of blood with air and foreign surfaces during conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). It is also aimed ...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Speziale and Giuseppe Nasso
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:157
  9. This is a case report of a 78-year-old male who underwent a sub-coronary aortic valve and root replacement due to valve dehiscence and aortic root pseudoaneurysm. The patient had complex anomalous coronary ana...

    Authors: Aabha Divya, Tobin Mangel, Rakesh Seetharaman and John Fouad Taghavi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:156
  10. For Veterans who cannot be seen in a timely fashion or must travel long distances to be seen, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers funded care in the community. The use of this program has rapidly i...

    Authors: Jake L Cotton, Adom Netsanet, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Danielle Abbitt, Teresa S Jones, Jessica Y Rove and Edward L Jones
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:154
  11. The Cabrol procedure has undergone various modifications and developments since its invention. However, there is a notable gap in the literature regarding meta-analyses assessing it.

    Authors: Sen Yang, Ya-yong Zhang, Yun-feng Zi, Lei Pu, Xu Qian, Le Ren, Yong-bo Li, Zhi-hao Jin, Jian-feng Liu, Zhuo Yuan and Ya-Xiong Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:153
  12. The presence of the severe thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) in cardiac surgery patients is associated with adverse post-operative outcome. However, the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and a...

    Authors: Amin Bagheri, Shapour Shirani, Arash Jalali, Shahrzad Salehbeigi and Jamshid Bagheri
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:152
  13. Iatrogenic complications of endovascular treatment for central venous stenosis have not yet been reported. Here we present a case of a patient on maintenance hemodialysis who developed catheter-related superio...

    Authors: Xiaohong Zhao and Kang Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:151
  14. Obstruction and/or reflux compromise during venous emptying can facilitate different pathophysiologies in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). We present a patient with persistent lower limb CVI edema caused by...

    Authors: Yanyang Wang, Liang Zhao, Jie Zhang, Yali Du, Jianfeng Chen and Yingfeng Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:150
  15. Our previous study revealed that the viscosity of fibrinogen could influence the effectiveness of ventilation and anchoring (V/A) methods for controlling air leakages. Here, we examined the association between...

    Authors: Akihiro Fukuda, Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Takegawa, Nobuyuki Kondo and Seiki Hasegawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:149
  16. Ischaemic secondary mitral regurgitation (ISMR) after surgery is due to the displacement of papillary muscles resulting from progressive enlargement of the left ventricle end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD). Our ai...

    Authors: Ivancarmine Gambardella, Cristiano Spadaccio, Sanjeet S. A. Singh, Yasushige Shingu, Takashi Kunihara, Satoru Wakasa and Francesco Nappi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:147
  17. Mapping of the pulmonary lymphatic system by near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging might not always identify the first lymph node relay. The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathologic factors ...

    Authors: Christophe Wollbrett, Joseph Seitlinger, Florent Stasiak, Juliette Piccoli, Arthur Streit, Joelle Siat, Guillaume Gauchotte and Stéphane Renaud
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:145
  18. Coronary artery obstruction after percutaneous aortic replacement is a complication with high short-term mortality secondary to the lack of timely treatment. There are various predictors of coronary obstructio...

    Authors: Jose R. Gayosso-Ortíz, Juan F. Garcia-Garcia, Jose Alfredo Merino-Rajme, Roberto Muratalla-González, Juan C. Fuentes-Moreno, Arnoldo S. Jiménez-Valverde, Marco A. Alcantara-Melendez and Heberto Aquino-Bruno
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:143
  19. The severity and prognosis of an array of inflammatory diseases have been predicted using systemic inflammatory indices, such as the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, lymphocy...

    Authors: Hongbi Xiao, Xiaoxia lv, Siding Zhou, Qinglin Ren, Ziang Zhang and Xiaolin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:142
  20. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of morality among all malignant tumors. Smoking is one of the most important causes of NSCLC, which contributes not only to the initiation of NSCLC but a...

    Authors: Hong-Zhen Zheng, Xiang Miao, Jing Chang, Hai Zhou, Jing-Jian Zhang, Hui-Min Mo and Qin Jia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:141
  21. Cox‐Maze procedure is currently the gold standard treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, data on the effectiveness of the Cox‐Maze procedure after concomitant mitral valve surgery (MVS) are not well ...

    Authors: Yaxuan Gao, Hanqing Luo, Rong Yang, Wei Xie, Yi Jiang, Dongjin Wang and Hailong Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:140
  22. Left atrial dissection (LAtD) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of mitral valve surgery. Its management is not well stablished in the literature. However, early recognition through intrao...

    Authors: Haya Alshaabi, Jack F. Donaghue, Denise M. Franko and Jock N. McCullough
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:139
  23. Postoperative hyper-inflammation is a frequent event in patients with acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) after surgical repair. This study's objective was to determine which inflammatory biomarker...

    Authors: Yuan-Xi Luo, Yusanjan Matniyaz, Yu-Xian Tang, Yun-Xing Xue, Yi Jiang, Ke Pan, Zhi-Kang Lv, Zhi-Wei Fan, Kuo Wang, Hai-Tao Zhang, He Zhang, Wen-Zhe Wang, Tuo Pan, Dong-Jin Wang and Fu-Dong Fan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:138
  24. Paradoxical embolism is a rare cause of acute arterial occlusion. This phenomenon arises when embolic material travels from the venous system crosses an abnormal shunt such as patent foramen ovale, atrial sept...

    Authors: Yong Liu, Zhiyun Yang, Xinxin Sun, Mei Yang, Tao Zhang, Ruilin Li, Ying Wei and Hao Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:137
  25. A right-sided aortic arch is a rare congenital vascular structure variation. Right lobectomy is not commonly performed on patients with such a condition. Further, there are no reports on lobectomy under unipor...

    Authors: Hidenori Goto and Kozo Nakanishi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:136
  26. Celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitor non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, is used for the management of short- and long-term pain as well as in other inflammatory conditions. Unfortunately, its ...

    Authors: Naglaa Z. H. Eleiwa, Hesham A. M. I. Khalifa and Heba A. Nazim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:135
  27. Morphologically, the risk of aortic aneurysm rupture is mainly evaluated based on its type (e.g., fusiform or saccular) and diameter. Based on the finite element analysis, peak wall stress has been identified ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Hiromasa Nakamura, Yujiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Kazumasa Orihashi, Keisuke Yoshida and Kouhei Araki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:134
  28. Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is one of the typical entities of acute aortic syndrome and probably accounts for 5–25% of all cases. The ulcer-like projections (ULP), which are described as a focal, blood-fi...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Yuanwei Chen, Yongrong Zhou, Dan Shao and Jianfang Luo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:133
  29. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in lung transplant recipients can be lethal owing to the use of immunosuppressants. Antiviral agents may be administered to these patients. Co-packaged nirmatrelvi...

    Authors: Chien-Ming Lo, Wei-Hsun Chen, Meng-Yun Tsai, Hung-I Lu, Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Kai-Hao Chuang, Yu Chen, Hsuan-Feng Wu, Kuo-Tung Huang and Yi-Hsi Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:132
  30. Benign mediastinal tumor is usually asymptomatic and exhibits uncomplicated clinical course. Posterior mediastinal schwannoma is common, but a huge benign tumor causing acute respiratory failure due to mass ef...

    Authors: Hsuan-Ying Huang, Chien-Ming Lo, Hung-I Lu and Jen-Ping Chang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:131
  31. GRAND FIX mesh-type plates and pins (Gunze, Kyoto, Japan) are thin, bioabsorbable fixation devices made of poly-L-lactide (PLLA) composite. These devices are new, and how best to use them in clinical practice ...

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Hideki Sato, Tatsuto Wakami, Akio Shimoji, Otohime Mori, Kosuke Yoshizawa and Nobushige Tamura
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:130
  32. Previous studies have reported that neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been identified to be involved in thrombosis, but the clinical value in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with venous thrombosi...

    Authors: Fang Liu and Qian Zhai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:129
  33. Acute coronary artery obstruction is a rare but lethal complication of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), which may be caused by embolization of resected native tissue such as calcium plaque, thrombus, ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Kazumasa Orihashi, Yujiro Miura and Ren Saito
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:128
  34. The azygos lobe is a relatively rare anatomical variation, and there have been no reports, until date, of thoracoscopic McKeown esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in a patient with an azygos lobe. The azygos ...

    Authors: Rie Nakashima, Kohei Tajima, Kazuo Koyanagi, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Shoji, Kentaro Yatabe, Kohei Kanamori, Mika Ogimi, Kazuhito Nabeshima, Kenji Nakamura and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:127
  35. Chest wall chondrosarcomas, although common, pose unique challenges due to their aggressive nature, rarity of abdominal wall involvement, and propensity for recurrence. We highlight the critical role of meticu...

    Authors: Klein Dantis, Ramandeep Singh, Archit Goel and Brijesh Garg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:126
  36. Coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) often experience a severe psychological burden for a long period of time, which can adversely affect their post-...

    Authors: Jin Li, Yueli Deng and Yan Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:125
  37. Regional block, such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB), or serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) has been recommended to reduce postoperative opioid use in recent guideli...

    Authors: Yan Xiang, Liang Chen, Jiang Jia, Fu Yili and Wei Changwei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:124
  38. Acute type A aortic intramural hematoma (ATAIMH) is a variant of acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), exhibiting an increased risk of hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade. It can be life-threatening withou...

    Authors: Chun-Yu Lin, Ming-Chang Kao, Hsin-Fu Lee, Meng-Yu Wu and Chi-Nan Tseng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:123
  39. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous axillary vein cannulation can reduce cannulation failure and mechanical complications, is as safe and effective as internal jugular vein cannulation, and is superior to subclavia...

    Authors: Tao Pan, Xiaoyang Zhou, Jianneng Pan, Bixin Chen, Chang Xu, Zhaojun Xu, Pingping Dong and Tingting Yu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:122
  40. Early chest tube removal should be considered to enhance recovery after surgery. The current study aimed to provide a predictive algorithm for air leak episodes (ALE) and to create a knowledge base for early c...

    Authors: Kuniyo Sueyoshi, McAndrew Merlini, Kosuke Otsubo, Fumitsugu Kojima and Toru Bando
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:120
  41. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare malignancy of vascular origin which can be primarily be seen in various tissues. EHE originating from the pleura is an even more uncommon subtype which may mimi...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Reza Shahriarirad, Mohammad Nekooeian, Mohammad Hossein Anbardar, Bizhan Ziaian, Hooman Kamran, Nazanin Ayare, Masoud Vafabin and Damoun Fouladi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:118
  42. There has been little information on the actual diagnosis of pulmonary lesions in patients with a history of urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and short- and long- outcomes of pulmonary resection...

    Authors: Ryu Kanzaki, Akihiro Nagoya, Seiji Taniguchi, Hiroto Ishida, Kenji Kimura, Eriko Fukui, Toru Kimura, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Masato Minami, Eiichi Morii and Yasushi Shintani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:117
  43. The aim of the present systematic review was to determine whether prophylactic use of cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) contributes to a lower rate of spinal cord ischemia (SCI) after thoracic endovascular a...

    Authors: Huajie Zheng, Deqing Lin, Yongbo Cheng, Chaojun Yan, Sanjiu Yu, Jun Li and Wei Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:116
  44. Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) in aortic valve and its complication coronary embolism is a very rare condition. Diagnosis and treatment process is challenging. We present a young patient with acute myocardi...

    Authors: Mukan Kagan Kus, Anil Karaagac, Burak Bozkurt, Ufuk Sadik Ceylan and Mehmet Kaplan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:114

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