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  1. 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

  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  24. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  38. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  39. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  41. 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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