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  1. Predicting postoperative lung function is important for estimating the risk of complications and long-term disability after pulmonary resection. We investigated the capability of vibration response imaging (VR...

    Authors: Rodolfo C Morice, Carlos A Jimenez, Georgie A Eapen, Reza J Mehran, Leendert Keus and David Ost
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:81
  2. A partial lower inverted J sternotomy and an extended transseptal incision provide excellent exposure for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. However, the extended trasnsseptal incision causes dividing th...

    Authors: Hironori Izutani, Masahiro Ryugo, Fumiaki Shikata, Masashi Kawamura, Tatsuhiro Nakata, Toru Okamura, Takumi Yasugi, Mitsugi Nagashima and Kanji Kawachi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:79
  3. Coronary artery dissection is a rare but well-described cause for myocardial infarction during the post-partum period. Dissection of multiple coronary arteries is even less frequent. Here we present a case of ...

    Authors: Taufiek K Rajab, Zain Khalpey, Bernhard Kraemer, Frederic S Resnic and Robert P Gallegos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:78
  4. As the population ages, bioprosthesis are increasingly being used in cardiac valve replacement. Pericardial bioprosthesis combine an excellent hemodynamic performance with low thrombogenicity, but valve failur...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Martinez Cereijo, Jose Rubio Alvarez, Juan Sierra Quiroga, Anxo Martinez de Alegria and Jose Manuel Suarez Peñaranda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:77
  5. Glomus tumor is an uncommon neoplasm derived from cells of the neuromyoarterial glomus or glomus body. Most glomus tumours occur in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. A case of a primary pulmonary glomus tum...

    Authors: Athanassios Kleontas, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Christos Asteriou, Anastasia Nikolaidou, Aggeliki Baliaka, Ioanna Kokkori, Eleftheria Konstantinou, Anna Grigoriou and Jacob Antzel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:76
  6. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is believed to initiate granulation tissue formation via macro-deformation of the wound edge. However, only few studies have been performed to evaluate this hypothesis. T...

    Authors: Christian Torbrand, Martin Ugander, Henrik Engblom, Håkan Arheden, Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsjö
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:75
  7. To investigate the long-term outcome of surgical treatment for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA), in patients with biventricular repair with the right ventricle as systemic ven...

    Authors: Ad J J C Bogers, Stuart J Head, Peter L de Jong, Maarten Witsenburg and Arie Pieter Kappetein
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:74
  8. Airway complications are among the most challenging problems after lung transplantation, and Self-Expandable Metallic Stents (SEMS) are used to treat airway complications such as stenosis or malacia at the bro...

    Authors: Oren Fruchter, Yael Raviv, Benjamin D Fox and Mordechai R Kramer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:72
  9. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) contributes to increased morbidity and mortality. However, its pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. We hypothesized that intra-operative mea...

    Authors: Hussein D Kanji, Costas J Schulze, Marilou Hervas-Malo, Peter Wang, David B Ross, Mohamad Zibdawi and Sean M Bagshaw
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:71
  10. We report an extremely rare case of Synchronous primary intrapulmonary and mediastinal thymoma in a Chinese patient. We describe the histological and radiological findings, which support the possibility of mul...

    Authors: Zuoqing Song, Xiaohong Xu, Shujun Li, Sen Wei, Jun Chen and Qinghua Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:69
  11. Kartagener syndrome consists of congenital bronchiectasis, sinusitis, and total situs inversus in half of the patients. A patient diagnosed with Kartagener syndrome was reffered to our department due to 3-vess...

    Authors: Ioannis Bougioukas, Dimitrios Mikroulis, Bernhard Danner, Lukman Lawal, Savvas Eleftheriadis, George Bougioukas and Vassilios Didilis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:68
  12. Limited published data are available on how patients are mobilized and exercised during the postoperative hospital stay following cardiac surgery. The aim of this survey was to determine current practice of ph...

    Authors: Elisabeth Westerdahl and Margareta Möller
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:67
  13. Cogan's syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by inflammatory ocular disease and vestibuloauditory symptoms. Systemic vasculitis is found in about 10% of cases.

    Authors: Gabriele Weissen-Plenz, Ömer Sezer, Christian Vahlhaus, Horst Robenek, Andreas Hoffmeier, Tonny DT Tjan, Hans H Scheld and Jürgen R Sindermann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:66
  14. It is common knowledge that cocaine has been linked to the development of various acute and chronic cardiovascular complications including acute coronary syndromes. We present a young, male patient, drug abuse...

    Authors: Efstratios Apostolakis, Grigorios Tsigkas, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Ioanna Koniari and Dimitrios Alexopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:65
  15. Plate and screw fixation is a recent addition to the sternal wound treatment armamentarium. Patients undergoing cardiac and major vascular surgery have a higher risk of postoperative arrest than other elective...

    Authors: Douglas R McKay, Hosam F Fawzy, Kathryn M McKay, Romy Nitsch and James L Mahoney
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:64
  16. Previous reports have suggested that the appearance of pleural effusions (i.e., the presence or absence of blood) might help to establish the etiology of the effusions. This study explores the relationship bet...

    Authors: Bulent Ozcakar, Carlos H Martinez, Rodolfo C Morice, Georgie A Eapen, David Ost, Mona G Sarkiss, Hsienchang T Chiu and Carlos A Jimenez
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:63
  17. Acute respiratory dysfunction syndrome (ARDS), defined as acute hypoxemia accompanied by radiographic pulmonary infiltrates without a clearly identifiable cause, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality aft...

    Authors: Serdar Şen, Selda Şen, Ekrem Şentürk and Nilgün Kanlıoğlu Kuman
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:62
  18. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of autologous blood pleurodesis in the management of persistent air leak in spontaneous pneumothorax.

    Authors: Dimos Karangelis, Georgios I Tagarakis, Marios Daskalopoulos, Georgios Skoumis, Nicholaos Desimonas, Vasileios Saleptsis, Theocharis Koufakis, Athanasios Drakos, Dimitrios Papadopoulos and Nikolaos B Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:61
  19. Statin pretreatment has been associated with a decrease in myocardial ischemia markers after various procedures and cardiovascular events. This study examined the potential beneficial effects of preoperative a...

    Authors: Erdal Ege, Yüksel Dereli, Sevil Kurban and Ali Sarigül
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:60
  20. A 40 year-old female, with a history of cardiac surgery for congenital aortic valve stenosis and von Willebrand's disease (VWD) presented with increasing shortness of breath due to mixed aortic valve dysfuncti...

    Authors: Kasra Shaikhrezai, Usman Bashir, Sheena Millar, Julia Anderson and Edward T Brackenbury
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:59
  21. The management of mild to moderate dilatation of the ascending aorta of less than 5 cm is controversial, particularly when concomitant surgical correction of aortic valve is required. We investigate the impact...

    Authors: Keng-Leong Ang, Furqan Raheel, Amrita Bajaj, Andrzej Sosnowski and Manuel Galiñanes
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:58
  22. We present a case of a 77-year old female who had undergone a coronary artery bypass grafting with an aortic valve replacement and developed three month later a Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRS...

    Authors: Aron F Popov, Jan D Schmitto, Theodor Tirilomis, Christian Bireta, Kasim O Coskun, Suyog A Mokashi, Alexander Emmert, Martin Friedrich, Christoph H Wiese and Friedrich A Schoendube
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:57
  23. Redo open-heart surgery and sternal reentry in patients with previous deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) and absence of sternal integrity can be a delicate and morbid task due the lack of a dissection plane b...

    Authors: Richard Baillot, Éric Dumont and Pierre Voisine
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:56
  24. A 45-year-old man presented with a six-month history of progressive dyspnea with productive cough and wheezing. The patient was a heavy smoker and had a history of tongue cancer, hypertension, and asthma. Ches...

    Authors: Chien-Kuang Chen, Chia-Ing Jan, Jian-Shun Tsai, Hsu-Chih Huang, Pin-Ru Chen, Yu-Sen Lin, Chih-Yi Chen and Hsin-Yuan Fang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:55
  25. Cardiogenic shock has a poor prognosis with established treatment strategies. We report a 62 years old man with heart failure exacerbating into refractory cardiogenic shock successfully treated with the combin...

    Authors: Håvard Keilegavlen, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Svein Faerestrand, Rune Fanebust, Reidar Pettersen, Rune Haaverstad and Vegard Tuseth
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:54
  26. Sternal dehiscence is a serious complication after cardiac surgery. Sternal refixation, performed by simple rewiring or techniqual modification of rewiring as described by Robicsek, can fail, overall when the ...

    Authors: Fabrizio Ceresa, Giuseppe Casablanca and Francesco Patanè
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:53
  27. Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (AV) is a pathological process of vascular remodeling leading to late graft loss following cardiac transplantation. While there is consensus that AV is alloimmune mediated, and e...

    Authors: Chelsey L King, Jennifer J Devitt, Timothy DG Lee and Camille L Hancock Friesen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:52
  28. The objective of this study was to evaluate postoperative outcome and efficacy of a hydrogel tissue sealant for prevention of alveolar leakage after open lung resections.

    Authors: Sebastian Dango, Rong Lin, Ellen Hennings and Bernward Passlick
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:50
  29. An 83-year-old man presented with worsening of respiratory discomfort and underwent close examination, which revealed a large mediastinal lipoma measuring 15 × 10 cm. The patient showed heart failure symptoms ...

    Authors: Noritoshi Minematsu, Naoki Minato, Keiji Kamohara and Takeshi Hakuba
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:48
  30. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a new treatment for refractory heart failure. However, most heart failure patients treated with CRT are middle-aged or old patients with idiopathic or ischemic dilate...

    Authors: Takahiro Mima, Shiro Baba, Noritaka Yokoo, Shinji Kaichi, Takahiro Doi, Hiraku Doi and Toshio Heike
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:47
  31. We reviewed our experience with non-iatrogenic traumatic cervical esophageal perforations, paying particular attention to factors affecting the outcome of such cases.

    Authors: Serdar Onat, Refik Ulku, Kemal M Cigdem, Alper Avci and Cemal Ozcelik
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:46
  32. Prolonged postoperative air leaks (AL) are a major cause of morbidity. Aim of this work was evaluating use of a Lung Sealant System (Pleuraseal™, Covidien, Mansfield, MA, U.S.A.) in pleural decortications for ...

    Authors: Luca Bertolaccini, Paraskevas Lybéris and Emilpaolo Manno
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:45
  33. Saphenous vein remains the most common conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting with increasing uptake of minimally invasive harvesting techniques. While Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) has been demonstrated ...

    Authors: Bilal H Kirmani, James B Barnard, Faisal Mourad, Nadene Blakeman, Karen Chetcuti and Joseph Zacharias
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:44
  34. The arterial cannulation site for optimal tissue perfusion and cerebral protection during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection remains controversial. Right axil...

    Authors: Efstratios E Apostolakis, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Konstantinos Katsanos and Menelaos Karanikolas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:43
  35. There are few long-term mortality prediction studies after acute aortic dissection (AAD) Type A and none were performed using new models such as neural networks (NN) or support vector machines (SVM) which may ...

    Authors: Francesco Macrina, Paolo E Puddu, Alfonso Sciangula, Marco Totaro, Fausto Trigilia, Mauro Cassese and Michele Toscano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:42
  36. This study was conducted to evaluate baseline INVOS values and identify factors influencing preoperative baseline INVOS values in carotid endarterectomy and cardiac surgery patients.

    Authors: Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Menelaos Karanikolas, Stavros Siminelakis, Miltiadis Matsagas and Georgios Papadopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:41
  37. Volume-rendered images, derived from multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), can facilitate assessment of the morphology of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection and are thus useful in pre-operat...

    Authors: Hirofumi Kasahara, Ryo Aeba, Yutaka Tanami and Ryohei Yozu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:40
  38. Many patients with end-stage cardiomyopathy are now being implanted with Total Artificial Hearts (TAHs). We have observed individual cases of post-operative mechanical ventilator autocycling with a flow trigge...

    Authors: Allen B Shoham, Bhavesh Patel, Francisco A Arabia and Michael J Murray
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:39
  39. A 76-year-old woman with a history of percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy and repeated hospital admissions due to heart failure was referred for an operation for severe mitral valve stenosis. She pr...

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Takashi Hashimoto, Yasuhisa Ozu, Shigeru Komori, Yu Shomura, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Michihiro Nasu and Yukikatsu Okada
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:38
  40. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is often used to treat patients with significant coronary heart disease (CHD). To date, multiple longitudinal and cross-sectional studies have examined the association be...

    Authors: Tam K Dao, Nagy A Youssef, Raja R Gopaldas, Danny Chu, Faisal Bakaeen, Emily Wear and Deleene Menefee
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:36
  41. Aortic anomaly in which a right-sided aortic arch associated with Kommerell's diverticulum and aberrant left subclavian artery is rare. The present report describes a patient with type-B aortic dissection acco...

    Authors: Yukio Obitsu, Nobusato Koizumi, Toru Iwahashi, Naozumi Saiki and Hiroshi Shigematsu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:35
  42. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy has evolved as a new surgical tool to treat atrial fibrillation (AF). We evaluated safety and efficacy of AF ablation with HIFU and analyzed predictors of succes...

    Authors: Simon Schopka, Christof Schmid, Andreas Keyser, Ariane Kortner, Julia Tafelmeier, Claudius Diez, Leopold Rupprecht and Michael Hilker
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:34
  43. Chronic hypoxia induces pulmonary hypertension in mice. Smooth muscle cell hyperplasia and medial thickening characterize the vasculature of these animals. Thrombospondin-1 null (TSP-1-/-) mice spontaneously deve...

    Authors: Cristhiaan D Ochoa, Lunyin Yu, Essam Al-Ansari, Charles A Hales and Deborah A Quinn
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:32

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