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  1. Outcome prediction scoring systems are increasingly used in intensive care medicine, but most were not developed for use in cardiac surgery patients. We compared the performance of four intensive care outcome ...

    Authors: Fabian Doerr, Akmal MA Badreldin, Matthias B Heldwein, Torsten Bossert, Markus Richter, Thomas Lehmann, Ole Bayer and Khosro Hekmat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:21
  2. Air leakage and hemorrhage are important causes of morbidity and mortality in operations and traumas of the lung. Ankaferd Blood Stopper is a herbal product used for stopping hemorrhage. In our study, we inves...

    Authors: Ali Kılıçgün, Necla G Sarıkaş, Tanzer Korkmaz, Özkan Saydam, Çetin Boran and Güledal Boztaş
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:20
  3. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of smoking at time of lung cancer diagnosis in a surgical patient cohort referred for cardiothoracic surgery.

    Authors: Cindy Mong, Edward B Garon, Clark Fuller, Ali Mahtabifard, James Mirocha, Zab Mosenifar and Robert McKenna
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:19
  4. The pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumor (PIP) is a rare disease. It is still debated whether it represents an inflammatory lesion characterized by uncontrolled cell growth or a true neoplasm. PIP is characteriz...

    Authors: Baldassare Mondello, Salvatore Lentini, Mario Barone, Pietro Barresi, Francesco Monaco, Dario Familiari, Annunziata La Rocca, Michele Sibilio, Ignazio Eduardo Acri, Antonio David and Maurizio Monaco
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:18
  5. For small peripheral c-T1N0M0 non-small cell lung cancers involving multiple segments, we have conducted a resection of subsegments belonging to different segments, i.e. combined subsegmentectomy (CSS), to avo...

    Authors: Kentaro Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Nomori, Takeshi Mori, Yasuomi Ohba, Kenji Shiraishi and Koei Ikeda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:17
  6. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of complex infected wounds has recently gained popularity among various surgical specialties. The system is based on the application of negative pressure by controlled suction to ...

    Authors: Arndt H Kiessling, Andreas Lehmann, Frank Isgro and Anton Moritz
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:16
  7. Carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum facilitates the visualization of abdominal organs during laparoscopic surgery. However, the associated increase in intra-abdominal pressure causes oxidative stress, which con...

    Authors: Sami Karapolat, Suat Gezer, Umran Yildirim, Talha Dumlu, Banu Karapolat, Ismet Ozaydin, Mehmet Yasar, Abdulkadir Iskender, Hayati Kandis and Ayhan Saritas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:14
  8. We report a case of a female patient who was operated at the third relapse of an atrial myxoma caused by Carney complex. The difficult operation was performed without any complications despite extensive adhesi...

    Authors: Christian Bireta, Aron F Popov, Hanna Schotola, Brian Trethowan, Martin Friedrich, Mohamed El-Mehsen, Friedrich A Schoendube and Theodor Tirilomis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:12
  9. The transversus thoracis muscle is a thin muscular layer on the inner surface of the anterior thoracic wall that is always in concern during harvesting of the internal thoracic artery. Because the muscle is po...

    Authors: Lazar Jelev, Stanislav Hristov and Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:11
  10. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the lung is a rare and highly malignant tumor mostly observed in the proximal bronchi. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the lung cases typically show rapid clinical progr...

    Authors: Li C Wang, Lei Wang, Sabrina Kwauk, Jennifer A Woo, Li Q Wu, Hong Zhu, Li Z Zhan, Na L Sun and Lei Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:10
  11. Based on Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria, we considered acute kidney injury (AKI) as an absolute increase in the serum creatinine (sCr) level of more than or equal to 0.3 mg/dl or 50%. The introduc...

    Authors: Khosro Barkhordari, Abbasali Karimi, Akbar Shafiee, Hasan Soltaninia, Mohammad Reza Khatami, Kiomars Abbasi, Fardin Yousefshahi, Babak Haghighat and Virginia Brown
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:8
  12. Chest injuries constitute a continuing challenge to the trauma or general surgeon practicing in developing countries. This study was conducted to outline the etiological spectrum, injury patterns and short ter...

    Authors: Monafisha K Lema, Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula and William Mahalu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:7
  13. Traumatic pericardial rupture is a rare presentation. Pericardial rupture itself is asymptomatic unless complicated by either hemorrhage or herniation of the heart through the defect. Following diagnosis surgi...

    Authors: Zain Khalpey, Taufiek K Rajab, Jan D Schmitto and Philipp C Camp
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:6
  14. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has remarkable effects on the healing of poststernotomy mediastinitis. Foam is presently the material of choice for NPWT in this indication. There is now increasing inter...

    Authors: Malin Malmsjö, Sandra Lindstedt and Richard Ingemansson
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:5
  15. The perioperative use of high inspired oxygen fraction (FIO2) for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) has demonstrated a reduction in their incidence in some types of surgery however there exist some discr...

    Authors: Juan Bustamante, Eduardo Tamayo, Francisco Javier Álvarez, Israel García-Cuenca, Santiago Flórez, Inma Fierro and José Ignacio Gómez-Herreras
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:4
  16. Hyperglycaemia is a common occurrence during cardiac surgery, however, there remains some uncertainty surrounding the role of tight glycaemic control (blood glucose <180 mg/dL) during and/or after surgery. The...

    Authors: Kristin K Haga, Katie L McClymont, Scott Clarke, Rebecca S Grounds, Ka Ying B Ng, Daniel W Glyde, Robert J Loveless, Gordon H Carter and R Peter Alston
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:3
  17. Ischemia/reperfusion induced innate immune injury is inescapable in solid organ transplantation. Prolonged cold ischemia exacerbates the primary manifestation of late graft rejection, allograft vasculopathy (A...

    Authors: Jennifer J Devitt, Chelsey L King, Timothy DG Lee and Camille L Hancock Friesen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:2
  18. Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecologic malignancy. It usually spreads out of the abdomen involving thoraco-abdominal organs and serosal surface. This disease is poorly curable and surgery, at early sta...

    Authors: Mark Ragusa, Jacopo Vannucci, Rosanna Capozzi, Niccolò Daddi, Nicola Avenia and Francesco Puma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:1
  19. Minimally invasive transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer includes mediastinoscopic and laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy. It is inadequate in both two techniques. It is impossible to dissect the...

    Authors: Bin Wu, Lei Xue, Ming Qiu, Xiangmin Zheng, Lei Zhong, Xiong Qin and Zhifei Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:132
  20. A response to Ege E, Dereli Y, Kurban S, Sarigul A: Atorvastatin pretreatment diminishes the levels of myocardial ischemia markers early after CABG operation: an observational study. J Cardiothorac Surg 2010, 5: ...

    Authors: José Martínez-Comendador, José Rubio Álvarez and José Benito Garcia Bengochea
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:131
  21. Insulin resistance and adiponectin are markers of cardio-metabolic disease and associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The present study examined whether preoperative insulin resistance or adiponectin...

    Authors: Martin M Mikkelsen, Troels K Hansen, Jakob Gjedsted, Niels H Andersen, Thomas D Christensen, Vibeke E Hjortdal and Søren P Johnsen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:129
  22. Chemical pleurodesis is widely recommended in the treatment of refractory pleural effusion or pulmonary air leak of different etiologies. Although several agents have been used, many questions have remained un...

    Authors: Alper Gözübüyük, Berkant Özpolat, Ali Fuat Çiçek, Hasan Çaylak, Orhan Yücel, Kuthan Kavaklı, Sedat Gürkök and Onur Genç
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:128
  23. To analyze risk factors for chylothorax in infants after congenital heart surgery and the efficacy of median chain triglyceride diet (MCT). To develop our therapeutic pathway for the management of chylothorax.

    Authors: Eva S Biewer, Christoph Zürn, Raoul Arnold, Martin Glöckler, Jürgen Schulte-Mönting, Christian Schlensak and Sven Dittrich
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:127
  24. A healthy 53 year old man developed profound cardiogenic shock following instillation of bupivacaine-lidocaine-epinephrine solution as a locoregional anesthetic for elective outpatient shoulder surgery. Intuba...

    Authors: Louis E Samuels, Elena Casanova-Ghosh and Christopher Droogan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:126
  25. Inadvertent insertion of the intercostal tube into abdomen is not rare. It can present by different ways. In the present case an Ascaris worm crept into the intercostal drainage bag to reveal the false passage...

    Authors: Prashant N Mohite, Jitendra H Mistry, Harshad Mehta and BS Patra
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:125
  26. We present a 46-year-old female smoker who was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital due to cough with blood-tinged sputum for the last four days before admission. Using echocardiography and Mul...

    Authors: Grigorios Tsigkas, Konstantinos Chouchoulis, Efstratios Apostolakis, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Dimitra Koumoundourou and Dimitrios Alexopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:124
  27. We hypothesize that implantation of left ventricular assist device through off-pump technique is feasible and has a comparable result to implantation on cardiopulmonary bypass and could improve one-year survival.

    Authors: Hamdy Awad, Mohamed Abd El Dayem, Jarrett Heard, Galina Dimitrova, Lianbo Yu and Benjamin C Sun
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:123
  28. Keloid scars following median sternotomy are rare and occur more frequently in pigmented skin. Different management strategies have been described with variable success. We present a case of keloid scar format...

    Authors: Rikesh Patel, Sotiris C Papaspyros, Kalyana C Javangula and Unnikrishnan Nair
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:122
  29. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia occurring after cardiac surgery. Its incidence varies depending on type of surgery. Postoperative AF may cause hemodynamic deterioration, predispose to st...

    Authors: Ioanna Koniari, Efstratios Apostolakis, Christina Rogkakou, Nikolaos G Baikoussis and Dimitrios Dougenis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:121
  30. We describe here a 42-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital with a pedunculated mass in her left atrium. She was diagnosed with a primary cardiac osteosarcoma with special immunohistochemical characteris...

    Authors: Honghe Luo, Yiyan Lei, Chunhua Su, Lie Cai, Tao Wang, Jianyong Zou and Zhenguang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:120
  31. Training of cardiothoracic surgeons in Europe and the United States has expanded to incorporate new operative techniques and requirements. The purpose of this study was to compare the current structure of trai...

    Authors: Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Suyog A Mokashi, Taufiek K Rajab, R Morton Bolman III, Frederick Y Chen and Jan D Schmitto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:118
  32. Bone wax is traditionally used as part of surgical procedures to prevent bleeding from exposed spongy bone. It is an effective hemostatic device which creates a physical barrier. Unfortunately it interferes wi...

    Authors: Rikke F Vestergaard, Henrik Jensen, Stefan Vind-Kezunovic, Thomas Jakobsen, Kjeld Søballe and John M Hasenkam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:117
  33. Thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs) are very rare. We here describe a case in which the tumor could be completely resected. A 55-year-old male was admitted to our hospital for treatment of an ...

    Authors: Fumihiro Ogawa, Akira Iyoda, Hideki Amano, Kenji Nezu, Shi-Xu Jiang, Isao Okayasu and Yukitoshi Satoh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:115
  34. Homer's Iliad is considered to be a prominent and representative work of the tradition of the ancient Greek epic poetry. In this poem Homer presents the battles which took place during the last year of the 10-...

    Authors: Efstratios Apostolakis, Georgia Apostolaki, Mary Apostolaki and Maria Chorti
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:114
  35. Heart transplant (HT) recipients demonstrate limited exercise capacity compared to normal patients, very likely for multiple reasons. In this study we hypothesized that left atrial volume (LAV), which is known...

    Authors: Mohammad Abdul-Waheed, Mian Yousuf, Stephanie J Kelly, Ross Arena, Jun Ying, Tehmina Naz, Stephanie H Dunlap and Yukitaka Shizukuda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:113
  36. Low cardiac output (LCO) after corrective surgery remains a serious complication in pediatric congenital heart diseases (CHD). In the case of refractory LCO, extra corporeal life support (ECLS) extra corporeal...

    Authors: Kasim O Coskun, Sinan T Coskun, Aron F Popov, Jose Hinz, Mahmoud El-Arousy, Jan D Schmitto, Deniz Kececioglu and Reiner Koerfer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:112
  37. Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS) is a folkloric medicinal plant extract used as a hemostatic agent in traditional Turkish medicine. This experimental study investigated the histopathological and immunohistochemical ...

    Authors: Ozer Kandemir, Mustafa Buyukates, Nilufer Onak Kandemir, Erol Aktunc, Aylin Ege Gul, Sanser Gul and S. Akin Turan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:110
  38. On-pump beating heart technique for myocardial revascularization has been used successfully among both low and high risk patients. Its application among low ejection fraction patients is limited. The aim of ou...

    Authors: Ahmad K. Darwazah, Vivian Bader, Ismail Isleem and Khalil Helwa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:109
  39. Elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) has been identified as a cascade of pathophysiologic changes leading in end-organ failure due to decreasing compliance of the abdomen and the development of abdomen comp...

    Authors: Stavros I. Daliakopoulos, Manja Schaedel, Michael N. Klimatsidas, Sotirios Spiliopoulos, Reiner Koerfer and Gero Tenderich
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:108

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