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  1. The preoperative detection of emphysema like changes (ELCs) is necessary for the successful treatment of pneumothorax. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has been used for the preoperative detection of...

    Authors: Do Hyung Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:71
  2. Measurement of vital capacity (VC) by spirometry is the most widely used technique for lung function evaluation, however, this form of assessment is costly and further investigation of other reliable methods a...

    Authors: Areli Cunha Pinheiro, Michelli Christina Magalhães Novais, Mansueto Gomes Neto, Marcus Vinicius Herbst Rodrigues, Erenaldo de Souza Rodrigues Junior, Roque Aras Junior and Vitor Oliveira Carvalho
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:70
  3. Nanoparticles possess several advantages as a carrier system for intracellular delivery of therapeutic agents. Rapamycin is an immunosuppressive agent which also exhibits marked antiproliferative properties. W...

    Authors: Junjie Zou, Xiwei Zhang, Hongyu Yang, Yi Zhu, Hao Ma and Shui Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:69

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:17

  4. Cardiac myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumour, but infected cardiac myxoma is relatively rare. Infected cardiac myxoma is very fragile, and has a potential to lead to catastrophic disorder with syst...

    Authors: Daisuke Yoshioka, Toshiki Takahashi, Toru Ishizaka and Takuya Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:68
  5. Intraventricular pressure gradients have been described between the base and the apex of the left ventricle during early diastolic ventricular filling, as well as, their increase after systolic and diastolic f...

    Authors: Miguel Guerra, Mário J Amorim, João C Mota, Luís Vouga and Adelino Leite-Moreira#
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:67
  6. We report a case of treating complex aortic pathology with the use of the Frozen Elephant Trunk technique in a patient with chronic type B aortic dissecting aneurysm associated with arch and ascending aorta di...

    Authors: John Kokotsakis, Vania Anagnostakou, Theodoros Kratimenos, Hutan Ashrafian and Thanos Athanasiou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:66
  7. Evidence from several studies indicates the importance of Gαq protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling pathway, which includes diacylglycerol (DAG), and protein kinase C, in the development of heart failure. ...

    Authors: Olga Bilim, Tetsuro Shishido, Shuji Toyama, Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiki Sasaki, Tatsuro Kitahara, Mitsuaki Sadahiro, Yasuchika Takeishi and Isao Kubota
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:65
  8. We report about a 37 year old male patient with a pectus excavatum. The patient was in NYHA functional class III. After performed computed tomography the symptoms were thought to be related to the severity of ...

    Authors: Martin TR Grapow, Paula Campelos, Clemente Barriuso and Jaume Mulet
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:64
  9. Median sternotomy infection and bony nonunion are two commonly described complications which occur in 0.4 - 5.1% of cardiac procedures. Although relatively infrequent, these complications can lead to significa...

    Authors: Hosam Fawzy, Kannin Osei-Tutu, Lee Errett, David Latter, Daniel Bonneau, Melinda Musgrave and James Mahoney
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:63
  10. The treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) seeks to reduce or prevent its complications and decrease morbidity and mortality. For certain subgroups of patients, coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) ...

    Authors: Adalgiza M Moreno, Renata RT Castro, Pedro PS Sorares, Mauricio Sant' Anna, Sergio LD Cravo and Antônio CL Nóbrega
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:62
  11. To prevent postoperative air leakage after lung segmentectomy, we used two methods for the intersegmental plane: closing it by suturing the pleural edge (pleural closure), or opening it with coverage using pol...

    Authors: Kentaro Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Nomori, Takeshi Mori, Yasuomi Ohba, Kenji Shiraishi and Koei Ikeda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:61
  12. We report a case of redo aortic prosthesis replacement for a severe paravalvular leak (PVL) in a man operated with continuous suture technique 7 years earlier. The severe aortic regurgitation was due to the ru...

    Authors: Marco Agrifoglio, Sara Filippini, Maurizio Roberto, Marco Zanobini, Luisa Gregorini and Francesco Alamanni
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:60
  13. Thoracic surgical patients have chest drains inserted to enable re-expansion of lungs, to clear contents from the pleural cavity which sometimes require negative suction. Suction impedes mobility, may have var...

    Authors: Sridhar Rathinam, Amy Bradley, Teresa Cantlin and Pala B Rajesh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:59
  14. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery had been proven effective for appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and inguinal hernia repair. However, single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) in primary spontaneous pneumo...

    Authors: Pin-Ru Chen, Chien-Kuang Chen, Yu-Sen Lin, Hsu-Chih Huang, Jian-Shun Tsai, Chih-Yi Chen and Hsin-Yuan Fang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:58
  15. The West African sub-region has poor health infrastructure. Mechanical valve replacement in children from such regions raises important postoperative concerns; among these, valve-related morbidity and complica...

    Authors: Frank Edwin, Ernest Aniteye, Mark Mawutor Tettey, Martin Tamatey and Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:57
  16. Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery carries high morbidity and mortality. Our strategy for deep sternal wound infection is aggressive strenal debridement followed by vacuum-assisted closure (VAC...

    Authors: Toshiro Kobayashi, Akihito Mikamo, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Bungo Shirasawa and Kimikazu Hamano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:56
  17. The ideal surgical approach is unclear in adult patients with coarctation of the aorta that is associated with other cardiovascular pathologies that require intervention. Standard median sternotomy allows simu...

    Authors: Jose Rubio Alvarez, Laura Reija Lopez, Juan Sierra Quiroga, Jose M Martinez Comendador, Anxo Martinez-de-Alegria, Jose M Martinez Cereijo and Cristian Delgado Dominguez
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:55
  18. Aortic stenosis (AS) affects 3 percent of persons older than 65 years and leads to greater morbidity and mortality than other cardiac valve diseases. Surgery with aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe symp...

    Authors: Xiao H Xu, Jing Xu, Lei Xue, Hai L Cao, Xiang Liu and Yi J Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:54
  19. In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), long-term data tracking surgically induced effects of afterload reduction on reverse LV remodeling are not available. Echocardiographic data is available short ter...

    Authors: Robert WW Biederman, James A Magovern, Saundra B Grant, Ronald B Williams, June A Yamrozik, Diane A Vido, Vikas K Rathi, Geetha Rayarao, Ketheswaram Caruppannan and Mark Doyle
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:53
  20. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used in severe respiratory failure to maintain adequate gas exchange. So far, this technique has not been commonly used in general thoracic surgery. We present a c...

    Authors: Redha Souilamas, Jihane I Souilamas, Khalid Alkhamees, Jean-Pierre Hubsch, Jean-Claude Boucherie, Reem Kanaan, Yves Ollivier and Mauricio Sauesserig
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:52
  21. Prognostic value of concomitant aprtic regurgitation (AR) in patients operated for severe aortic stenosis (AS) is not clarified. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the impact of presence and se...

    Authors: Suad Catovic, Zoran B Popovic, Nebojsa Tasic, Dusko Nezic, Predrag Milojevic, Bosko Djukanovic, Sinisa Gradinac, Lazar Angelkov and Petar Otasevic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:51
  22. Left atrial intramural hematoma is a seldom cause of left atrial mass. It has been described to occur spontaneously, after interventional procedures, after blunt chest trauma, or after aortocoronary bypass sur...

    Authors: Dirk Bruegger, Sebastian Sadoni, Mikhail Primaychenko, Ralf Sodian, Christoph Schmitz, Bruno Reichart and Daniel Chappell
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:50
  23. Keloid formation is one of the most challenging clinical problems in wound healing. With increasing frequency of open heart surgery, chest keloid formations are not infrequent in the clinical practice. The num...

    Authors: Tae Hwan Park, Sang Won Seo, June Kyu Kim and Choong Hyun Chang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:49
  24. This paper intends to report our experiences by using an operation of off-pump occlusion of trans-thoracic minimal invasive surgery (OPOTTMIS) on the treatment of consecutive 210 patients with simple congenita...

    Authors: Qing-kui Guo, Zhi-qian Lu, Shao-fei Cheng, Yong Cao, Yong-hong Zhao, Cheng Zhang and Yue-li Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:48
  25. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with a high incidence of metastatic spread (up to 89%) at the time of diagnosis, which restricts the indication for surgical resection to a small num...

    Authors: Wobbe Bouma, Chris PH Lexis, Tineke P Willems, Albert JH Suurmeijer, Iwan CC van der Horst, Tjark Ebels and Massimo A Mariani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:47
  26. Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) have provided satisfactory management of central airway obstruction. However, the long-term benefits and complications of this management modality in patients with benig...

    Authors: Fu-Tsai Chung, Hao-Cheng Chen, Chun-Liang Chou, Chih-Teng Yu, Chih-Hsi Kuo, Han-Pin Kuo and Shu-Min Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:46
  27. Open surgical rerouting and proximal ligation of one or more supra-aortic vessels prior to endovascular stent-graft placement has become an alternative to major open thoracic surgery in the treatment of comple...

    Authors: Geert Maleux, Johan Vaninbroukx and Sam Heye
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:45
  28. The aims of this study were: (1) to show the feasibility of using adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) as an alternative to bone marrow mono nuclear cell (BM-MNC) for cell transplantation into chron...

    Authors: Goditha U Premaratne, Li-Ping Ma, Masatoshi Fujita, Xue Lin, Entela Bollano and Michael Fu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:43
  29. There are increasing reports of deaths and serious complications associated with the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), of which right ventricular heart rupture is the most devastating. The use of ...

    Authors: Sandra Lindstedt, Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsjö
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:42
  30. An 8-year-old girl was admitted for a simple closure of echocardiographically diagnosed Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). During the operation the right pulmonary veins orifices were not detected in the left atrium ...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Ashkan Karimi, Gholam Hossein Ajami and Alireza Rasekhi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:41
  31. We present a case of sternal steel strut dislodgement and migration in a patient undergoing Ravitch repair for pectus excavatum (PE) 37 years ago. Broken struts perforated the right ventricle and right ventric...

    Authors: Ruoyu Zhang, Christian Hagl, Dmitry Bobylev, Thomas Breymann, Jan D Schmitto, Axel Haverich and Marcus Krüger
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:40
  32. A patient with post-pneumonia empyema complicated by type-2 respiratory failure required mechanical ventilation as part of his therapy. A pneumothorax was noted on his chest radiograph. This was treated with a...

    Authors: Kasra Shaikhrezai and Vipin Zamvar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:39
  33. Cardioplegia and reperfusion of the myocardium may be associated with cardiomyocyte apoptosis and subsequent myocardial injury. In order to establish a pharmacological strategy for the prevention of these even...

    Authors: Engin Usta, Migdat Mustafi, Ferruh Artunc, Tobias Walker, Vladimir Voth, Hermann Aebert and Gerhard Ziemer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:38
  34. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of three different minimally invasive surgical techniques for left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): Por...

    Authors: Olivier Jegaden, Fabrice Wautot, Thomas Sassard, Isabella Szymanik, Abdel Shafy, Joel Lapeze and Fadi Farhat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:37
  35. Malnutrition is very common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Malnutrition can change myocardial substrate utilization which can induce adverse effects on myocardial metabolism and function. We aim to in...

    Authors: Marlieke Visser, Mariska Davids, Hein J Verberne, Wouter EM Kok, Hans WM Niessen, Lenny MW van Venrooij, Riccardo Cocchieri, Willem Wisselink, Bas AJM de Mol and Paul AM van Leeuwen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:36
  36. Sternal infection has become a rare but challenging problem with significant mortality and morbidity rates since the introduction of sternotomy. Reported rates of mediastinal and sternal infection range from 0...

    Authors: Mehmet S Bilal, Onur Gürer, Ahmet Kırbaş, Yahya Yıldız and Ahmet Çelebi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:35
  37. The aim of our study was to investigate whether remote preconditioning (RPC) improves myocardial function after ischemia/reperfusion injury in both normal and hypertrophic isolated rat hearts. This is the firs...

    Authors: Christos Voucharas, Antigoni Lazou, Filippos Triposkiadis and Nikolaos Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:34
  38. Management of patients with co-existent coronary and carotid disease is a controversial and challenging issue. The risk for stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with hemodynamically ...

    Authors: John K Bellos, Nektarios Kogerakis, Charalampos Kiriazis, Alexandros Gougoulakis and Matthew Panagiotou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:33
  39. Aim. To investigate the possible connection of Poland's syndrome with the presence of lung bullae and, thus, with an increased risk for recurrent pneumothorax. Patients-methods. Two male patients, aged 19 and ...

    Authors: Georgios I Tagarakis, Dimos Karangelis, Angheliki Tsantsaridou, Fani Tsolaki, Marios E Daskalopoulos, Athanassios Hevas, Katerina Kyriakaki, Konstantinos Stamoulis, Stefania Lampoura and Nikolaos B Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:32
  40. The aim of the present study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Taurine on the donor hearts during cold ischemic period.

    Authors: Mehmet A Sahin, Orhan Yucel, Adem Guler, Suat Doganci, Artan Jahollari, Faruk Cingoz, Sıddık Arslan, Mehmet Gamsizkan, Halil Yaman and Ufuk Demirkilic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:31
  41. Foramen of Morgagni hernias have traditionally been repaired by laparotomy, lapascopy or even thoracoscopy. However, the trans-sternal approach should be used when these rare hernias coexist with other cardiac...

    Authors: Ioannis Nenekidis, Vania Anagnostakou, Charalambos Zisis, Christos Prokakis, Efstratios N Koletsis, Efstratios Apostolakis and Panagiotis Dedeilias
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:30
  42. Variant aortic arch branching pattern may occur with different embryological mechanisms. We report on a variant aortic arch branching in a 41-year old Tanzanian male cadaver during dissection practice. The lef...

    Authors: Mange Manyama, Peter Rambau, Japhet Gilyoma and William Mahalu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:29
  43. Surgical excision is the primary treatment for a thymoma. However, for advanced thymoma that extends to within the thoracic cavity and for recurrent cases with pleural dissemination (Masaoka stage IVA), the ap...

    Authors: Hee Chul Yang, Yoo Sang Yoon, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Kwhanmien Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jungho Han and Jhingook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:28
  44. Primary lung myoepithelial carcinomas are rare neoplasms arising from the salivary glands of the respiratory epithelium. Given the rare occurrences and reports of these tumors, appropriate recommendations for ...

    Authors: Inderpal S Sarkaria, Deborah DeLair, William D Travis and Raja M Flores
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:27
  45. Carney complex is a very rare multiple neoplasia syndrome with cardiac, cutaneous, and neural tumours with a variety of pigmented lesion of skin. We are reporting a rare case of carney complex in which left at...

    Authors: Shirish S Borkar, Sevagur G Kamath, Nitin Kashyap, Sunil CV Sagar, Lakshmi Rao, Raj Warrier and Aman Chauhan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:25

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