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  1. Content type: Case report

    Tracheobronchial malignant stenosis is a life-threatening condition which may cause recurrent infections due to lung atelectasis. Despite immunotherapy is less toxic than standard chemotherapy, recurrent lung ...

    Authors: Alfonso Fiorelli, Fabio Perrotta, Mariano Mollica, Mario Santini, Fabiana Vitiello, Marina Gilli, Cecilia Calabrese and Andrea Bianco

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:50

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Congenital tracheal malformations are less common than congenital cardiac diseases and surgical repair of these anomalies is complex. We sought to examine the surgical treatment and outcomes in cases of trache...

    Authors: Huu Vinh Vu, Quang Khanh Huynh and Viet Dang Quang Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:49

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a soft-tissue tumor that generally affects the extremities of children and young adults. AFH overlaps with primary pulmonary myxoid sarcoma (PPMS) and can occur in unu...

    Authors: Wobbe Bouma, Kor Johan Koning, Albert J. H. Suurmeijer, Dirk Jan Slebos, Massimo A. Mariani and Theo J. Klinkenberg

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:48

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Obstruction of the left or right coronary artery is a rare but lethal complication during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The new J-Valve™ prosthesis is a new second generation TAVI device whic...

    Authors: Hong Qian, Yucheng Chen, Zhaoyun Cheng and Yingqiang Guo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:47

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy is an important surgical approach for esophageal cancer. Anastomotic leak is one of its common and serious complications. We assumed that the preoperative risk factors ...

    Authors: Chuan Gao, Gang Xu, Changyong Wang and Dong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:46

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Rib fractures are common injuries sustained by patients who experience high-impact chest trauma, and they result in severe respiratory compromise because of the altered mechanics of respiration. Several studie...

    Authors: Xin Liu and Kai Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:45

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Preemptive thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an advanced treatment that has possibility to improve late outcomes in patients with subacute type B aortic dissection. However, it may not be the trea...

    Authors: Ken Nakamura, Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:44

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used for diagnostic wedge resection of lung nodules. When VATS is performed for multiple lung nodules, preoperative localization for each target nodu...

    Authors: Yu-Fei Fu, Yong-Guang Gao, Miao Zhang, Tao Wang, Yi-Bing Shi and Ya-Yong Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:43

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Selecting the proper surgical approach for mediastinal tumors in the thoracic outlet is difficult. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is ideal because of the less invasiveness; however, it is often difficult...

    Authors: Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa and Hiroshi Date

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:42

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Only 4.1% of tricuspid valve IE cases require surgical intervention. The complication after tricuspid valve IE with lung abscess and empyema is rare.

    Authors: Ya-Fu Cheng, Yung-Kun Hsieh, Bing-Yen Wang, Ching-Yugn Cheng and Chang-Lun Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:41

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a congenital heart disease in which myocardial ischemia occurs within 1 year of birth. Adults have been reported to survive owing to the development ...

    Authors: Kazuki Mori, Hirofumi Anai, Tomoyuki Wada, Takashi Shuto and Shinji Miyamoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Heparinized solution (HS) use for the maintenance of arterial cannulas has been associated with coagulation disorders and has not been conclusively shown to confer additional benefits over normal saline (NS) a...

    Authors: Jianqiu Xiong, Tuo Pan, Hua Jin, Xiaoli Xie, Yan Wang and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:39

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  13. Content type: Case report

    A saccular aneurysm located at the bifurcation of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is an extremely rare condition. A major cause of left main coronary aneurysm is atherosclerosis, and common complications ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Iwakura, Kouji Toguchi, Ippei Kato and Noriko Asakawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:38

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  14. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby all authors’ names were mistakenly inverted. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Dan Aravot, Yaron D. Barac, Efrat Krutzwald-Josefson, Aaron M. Allen, Dov Flex, Nir Peled, Mordechai R. Kramer, Yuri Peysakhovich and Milton Saute

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:37

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:7

  15. Content type: Case report

    Extended sleeve lobectomy is rarely applied to pulmonary surgery for primary lung cancer to avoid a pneumonectomy. As there is a size discrepancy between main bronchus and peripheral bronchus, ingenuity to imp...

    Authors: Mitsunori Higuchi, Masayuki Watanabe, Kotaro Endo, Ikuro Oshibe, Nobutoshi Soeta, Takuro Saito, Hiroshi Hojo and Hiroyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:36

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Congenital arterial abnormalities are unusual causes of hemoptysis in elder patients. Appropriate image examination and recognition of the variant vessels are crucial in achieving precise diagnosis and success...

    Authors: Chun-Lin Kuo, Kuan-Hsun Lin, Kai-Hsiung Ko and Tsai-Wang Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of using a sutureless approach in order to surgically manage postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis following total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) has been reported, though outcomes of...

    Authors: Yongfeng Zhu, Hewen Qi and Yunzhou Jin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:34

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Congenital coronary artery fistula in association with aneurysm of the involved coronary artery in adults is rare. Moreover, the right coronary artery- left atrial fistula is also uncommon. Most of the cases a...

    Authors: Neerod Kumar Jha, Laszlo Kiraly, Nishant Shah, Arif Al Mulla and Bassem Mora

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The extent of pericardiectomy is an important issue in constrictive pericarditis but its impact on long-term outcomes has been rarely reported. We compared long-term results of radical pericardiectomy with con...

    Authors: Min Suk Choi, Dong Seop Jeong, Jae K. Oh, Sung-A Chang, Sung-Ji Park and Suryeun Chung

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:32

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  20. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contains slight errors whereby several terms in the first column of Tables 1, 2, and 3 have an erroneous ‘p’ preceding them.

    Authors: Yusef Moulla, Tanja Gradistanac, Christian Wittekind, Uwe Eichfeld, Ines Gockel and Arne Dietrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:31

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:11

  21. Content type: Case report

    Primary cardiac sarcomas are exceedingly rare, and they commonly result in nonspecific constitutional symptoms such as shortness of breath, weight loss, and anaemia-related fatigue and malaise. However, thromb...

    Authors: Guodong Zhang, Qing Gao, Shenglong Chen and Yu Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:30

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) is a rare but life-threatening complication after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B aortic dissection (TBAD). A graft inversion technique was app...

    Authors: Wenbin Hu, Yiran Zhang, Lei Guo, Jingya Fan, Yuan Lu and Liang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:29

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Isolated right atrial rupture (IRAR) from blunt chest trauma is rare. There are no physical exam findings and non-invasive testing specific to the condition, which result in diagnostic delays and poor outcomes...

    Authors: Tareq Maraqa, Mohamed A. T. Mohamed, Kenneth L. Wilson, Vinu Perinjelil, Gul R. Sachwani-Daswani and Leo Mercer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:28

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Graft function may be affected if the organ is exposed to hypoxia. We hypothesized that bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after lung transplantation is associated with hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α). This st...

    Authors: Haichao Xu, Abudumailamu Abuduwufuer, Wang Lv, Zhenyu Zhou, Yunhai Yang, Chong Zhang and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:27

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Allograft rejection and infection are the major sources of morbidity and mortality after heart transplant. Early differential diagnosis is clinically crucial but difficult. The aim of the study was to examine ...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Juhua Yang, Shengchao Zhang, Xuan Qin, Wei Jin, Lihua Sun, Feng Li and Yunfeng Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:26

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Morbidly obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35 kg/m2) who undergo cardiac surgery involving median sternotomy have a higher-than-normal risk of sternal dehiscence. To explore a potential solution to this pro...

    Authors: Joshua M. Liao, Patrick Chan, Lorraine Cornwell, Peter I. Tsai, Joseph H. Joo, Faisal G. Bakaeen, James D. Luketich and Danny Chu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:25

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Even though identical blood group matching between recipient and donor is preferred, it is still not clear by how much this improves the outcome for patients who received a lung transplant (LTx), or whether th...

    Authors: Mohammed Fakhro, Hillevi Larsson, Malin Malmsjö, Lars Algotsson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative neurological complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Francesco Agnello, Giovanna Occhipinti, Roberto Miraglia, Vincenzina Lo Re, Gianluca Marrone, Fabio Tuzzolino, Antonio Arcadipane, Michele Pilato and Angelo Luca

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:23

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Grafting vessel with LIMA to the left anterior descending coronary artery plays a most important role in the long-term prognosis of OPCABG surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of isofluran...

    Authors: Liang Zhang, Cheng-Bin Wang, Bo Li, Duo-Mao Lin and Jun Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:22

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the development of neogenetic bullae or blebs on 1-year postoperative chest computed tomography after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in young patients with primary spontaneous pneumothor...

    Authors: Takuya Onuki, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Shuntaro Kawabata, Masatoshi Yamaoka and Masaharu Inagaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:20

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The inverse relationship between case-volume and surgical mortality has been reported in complex surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of case-volume on mortality after lung tra...

    Authors: Susie Yoon, Eun Jin Jang, Ga Hee Kim, Dal Ho Kim, Tae-Yoon Lim, Hannah Lee and Ho Geol Ryu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:19

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  32. Content type: Case report

    The combined treatment of beta-blockers with ablation and Implanted cardioverter defibrillation therapy, continues to be the mainstay treatment for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Despite treatment, some patien...

    Authors: Luis Jaime Téllez, Juan Carlos Garzón, Eric Edward Vinck and Julian David Castellanos

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:17

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal leiomyomas, the most common benign primary tumors of the esophagus, are esophageal subepithelial lesions treated by surgery traditionally. In recent years, endoscopic submucosal dissection and relat...

    Authors: Sumin Zhu, Jie Lin and Shu Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:16

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Radial artery (RA) is widely used in coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery and the prevention of spasm is crucial for graft patency. Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) and B are commonly used for aesthetic reasons and ...

    Authors: Omer Tanyeli, Ipek Duman, Yuksel Dereli, Niyazi Gormus, Hatice Toy and Ayse Saide Sahin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:15

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This systematic review was designed to evaluate the efficacy of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus primary PCI alone for ST-segment elevation myocar...

    Authors: Ren Gong and Yan-Qing Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:14

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies have compared the efficacy of digital chest drainage system versus traditional chest drainage system. However, the results were inconsistent.

    Authors: Hong Wang, Wenbin Hu, Liang Ma and Yiran Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:13

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Estimation of lymph node status is essential in order to determine precise therapy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Furthermore, lymph node involvement is a very powerful prognostic factor...

    Authors: Yusef Moulla, Tanja Gradistanac, Christian Wittekind, Uwe Eichfeld, Ines Gockel and Arne Dietrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:11

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:31

  38. Content type: Case report

    Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) support for ARDS treatment after cardiac surgery has progressed remarkably in the last 20 years. However, one of the limitations of a successful recove...

    Authors: Sara Volpi, Federico Sertic, Kamen Valchanov and Ravi De Silva

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:10

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Open distal graft to proximal aortic arch anastomosis is central to a hemiarch replacement. Even if the ischemic tolerance time of several organs during circulatory arrest (CA) at normothermia is much longer t...

    Authors: Tae Yun Kim and Kyung Hwa Kim

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:9

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Atrioventricular groove hematomas during mitral valve surgery range from simple hematomas to complex atrioventricular disruptions that cause frank rupture with massive bleeding and subsequent mortality. A smal...

    Authors: Hiroshi Nagamine, Yusuke Date, Takeshi Takagi and Yushi Kawase

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:8

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still a therapeutic challenge as the 5-year survival is under 30%. The optimal treatment regimen is still under debate.

    Authors: Dan Aravot, Yaron D. Barac, Efrat Krutzwald-Josefson, Aaron M. Allen, Dov Flex, Nir Peled, Mordechai R. Kramer, Yuri Peysakhovich and Milton Saute

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:37

  42. Content type: Research article

    Management of congenital malformations of the pulmonary artery and valve can be challenging. The severity often demands early intervention, which is rarely definitive due to the natural growth and multiple sur...

    Authors: Jonas Rasmussen, Søren Nielsen Skov, Ditte Bruus Nielsen, Ida Lindhardt Jensen, Marcell Juan Tjørnild, Peter Johansen and Vibeke E. Hjortdal

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:6

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  43. Content type: Research article

    One of the most severe complications after TEVAR is ischemic stroke and spinal cord ischemia (SCI) resulting in severe disability. These complications can be fatal up to 30% of cases, so it is very important t...

    Authors: Dariusz Janczak, Agnieszka Ziomek, Jakub Kobecki, Maciej Malinowski, Kornel Pormańczuk and Mariusz Chabowski

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:5

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  44. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] contained an error whereby the author, Ahmad Darwazah’s name was spelt incorrectly.

    Authors: Saleem Haj-Yahia, Mohammad Sbaih, Khalil Bali, Ahmad Darwazah, Wafiq Othman, Mahmoud Zaghari, Gianni Angelini, Massimo Caputo and Abdel-karim Barqawi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:3

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:110

  45. Content type: Research article

    Stability is essential for the normal healing of a sternotomy. Mechanical vibration transmittance may provide a new means of early detection of diastasis in the sternotomy and thus enable the prevention of fur...

    Authors: Juha Hautalahti, Atte Joutsen, Sirkka Goebeler, Tiina Luukkaala, Jahangir Khan, Jari Hyttinen and Jari Laurikka

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:2

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  46. Content type: Review

    In this retrospective review, we aimed to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety of POEM with follow-up period over 2 years.

    Authors: Huan Li, Wei Peng, Shu Huang, Yutang Ren, Yan Peng, Qing Li, Jiao Wu, Xiangsheng Fu and Xiaowei Tang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:1

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