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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Research article

    Until recently, cervical mediastinoscopy was considered to be the reference standard for mediastinal staging for Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC). In the absence of metastases, mediastinal lymph node invo...

    Authors: Theo J. Klinkenberg, Wobbe Bouma, Caroline Van De Wauwer, Rienhart F. E. Wolf, Massimo A. Mariani and Harry J. M. Groen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:134

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The totally thoracoscopic procedure for mitral valve (MV) disease is a minimally invasive method. We investigated the procedure’s feasibility, safety and effectiveness when it was performed by an experienced o...

    Authors: Qin Jiang, Tao Yu, Keli Huang, Lihua Liu, Xiaoshen Zhang and Shengshou Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:133

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the standard treatment for high-risk patients with aortic stenosis (AS); however, alternative treatments for patients who are ineligible for TAVI are controver...

    Authors: Kenji Iino, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Hideyasu Ueda and Hirofumi Takemura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    As the incidence of cardiovascular diseases increases, the use of antiplatelet therapy is widely recognized. This presents clinicians with the challenge of balancing the risk of thrombotic and bleeding complic...

    Authors: Kinga Kosiorowska, Marceli Lukaszewski, Jacek Jakubaszko, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Grzegorz Bielicki, Waldemar Gozdzik and Marek Jasinski

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:131

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, surgical outcomes have improved, and positive reports on surgery for type A aortic dissection (AAD) in the elderly are increasing. However, the difference between surgical and conservative tre...

    Authors: Takeshi Aoyama, Susumu Kunisawa, Kiyohide Fushimi, Teiji Sawa and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:129

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Surgery is an important part of multidisciplinary treatment strategy for locally advanced lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), but insufficient evidence supports the feasibility and safety of video assisted th...

    Authors: Likui Fang, Luming Wang, Yiqing Wang, Wang Lv and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:128

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Valve thrombosis – either biological or mechanical – is proved to increase patient’s morbidity and mortality. No consensus exist on the best management in such cases.

    Authors: Marco Gennari, Gianluca Polvani, Mauro Pepi, Francesco Arlati, Andrea Annoni and Marco Agrifoglio

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:126

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive approaches such as perventricular closure of ventricular septal defects (VSD) have been applied for the surgical correction of congenital heart defects in order to avoid disadvantages relate...

    Authors: Yunfei Ling, Yue Wang, Qiang Fan and Yongjun Qian

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:125

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  42. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the methods and clinical efficacy of reconstruction of chest defects with titanium sternal fixation system after the surgical resection of sternal tumors.

    Authors: Erji Gao, Yang Li, Tiancheng Zhao, Xiang Guo, Weiwei He, Weiming Wu, Yonghong Zhao and Yi Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:124

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  43. Content type: Research article

    To determine if non-invasive oxygenation indices, namely peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2)/fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and partial pressure of alveolar oxygen (PAO2)/FiO2 may be used as effecti...

    Authors: Farshid R. Bashar, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Behrooz Farzanegan, Reza Goharani, Seyedpouzhia Shojaei, Sevak Hatamian, Seyed M. M. Mosavinasab, Masoum Khoshfetrat, Mohammad A. K. Khatir, Anna Tomdio and Andrew C. Miller

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:123

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using saphenous vein grafts (SVG) is vitiated by poor long-term patency of the vein grafts. Pedicled SVG harvested with the “no-touch” (NT) technique have demonstrated im...

    Authors: Mikael Janiec, Örjan Friberg and Stefan Thelin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:122

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