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  1. Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is a malformation of the lungs resulting in lung tissue lacking direct communication to the tracheobronchial tree. Most cases demonstrate systemic arterial blood supply fro...

    Authors: Akshay J. Patel, Tobin Mangel, Rebecca Perris, Islam El-Gamal, Mohamed Shatila, Muhammad Omar Farooq and Maninder S. Kalkat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:130
  2. Hyperbilirubinemia following cardiac surgery is a common phenomenon and is of emerging interest in prognostic factor research. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the association between post-op...

    Authors: Dev Raveendran, Jahan C. Penny-Dimri, Reny Segal, Julian A. Smith, Mark Plummer, Zhengyang Liu and Luke A. Perry
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:129
  3. Despite continuous developments and advances in the perioperative management of patients suffering from acute aortic dissection type A (AADA), the associated postoperative morbidity and mortality remain high a...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Yasuhiro Futamura, Yuka Kitagawa, Satoshi Makino, Wataru Ohashi and Katsuhiko Matsuyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:127
  4. Concomitant double valve pathology in the presence of severe MAC poses significant technical challenges when planning surgical intervention. With continued evolution of valve prosthesis, innovative techniques ...

    Authors: Gareth J. Hooks, Peter Ball, Mark S. Spence and Reuben Jeganathan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:126
  5. Endotracheal tumors are rare in the respiratory system. Myoepitheliomas are benign tumors, which are rarely reported in the respiratory system. Herein, we report a rare case of endotracheal myoepithelioma, whi...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Kamyar Ebrahimi, Reza Shahriarirad, Bita Geramizadeh, Hooman Kamran, Tahmoores Niknam, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi and Pooya Vatankhah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:125
  6. The Impella 5.5® was approved by the FDA for use for mechanical circulatory support up to 14 days in late 2019 at limited centers in the United States. Our single center’s experience with Impella 5.5® can expa...

    Authors: Joanna R. Rock, Cynthia A. Kos, Anthony Lemaire, Hirohisa Ikegami, Mark J. Russo, Danyaal Moin, Kenneth Dulnuan and Deepa Iyer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:124
  7. Sex differences present in the blood management of patients after coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) surgeries. Tranexamic acid (TXA) performed well in maintaining hemostasis during and after surgeries. Howe...

    Authors: Enshi Wang, Yang Wang, Shengshou Hu and Su Yuan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:123
  8. The clinical outcomes of delayed chest closure (DCC) compared with primary chest closure (PCC) following lung transplantation, including perioperative outcomes and long-term survival, remained controversial. T...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Quan Zheng, Dongsheng Wu, Yongxiang Song and Gang Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:122
  9. The current study aimed to investigate the sleep quality of patients after valve replacement surgery due to infective endocarditis and identify risk factors for disturbed sleep post hospitalisation.

    Authors: Xiang-Ming Hu, Wen-Ting Wei, De-Yi Huang, Cai-Di Lin, Fen Lu, Xiao-Ming Li, Huo-Sheng Liao, Zhi-Hong Yu, Xiao-Ping Weng, Shi-Bin Wang, Cai-Lan Hou and Fu-Jun Jia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:121
  10. Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare type of non-small cell lung cancer, which mostly occurred in non-smoking Asian populations. The prognosis of this tumor is better than other lung can...

    Authors: Yu Lei, Caiyang Liu, Xiu Wan, Yanhui Yang, Yi Yao, Lei Luo, Tingyu Huang and Ji Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:120
  11. Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) often depends on the effective and immediate use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Given that there have been few studies about AED use in China, ...

    Authors: Yun-Ming Wang, Li-Ting Lin, Jing-Hao Jiang, Yi Jiang and Xiao-Qing Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:119
  12. The outcomes of surgery for acute Stanford Type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) extend beyond mortality and morbidity. The aim of this systematic review was to summarise the literature surrounding health related q...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Michael L. Williams, Akshat Saxena and Ross Mejia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:118
  13. MicroRNAs have been confirmed as vital regulators in gene expression, which could affect multiple cancer cell biological behaviors. This study aims to elucidate the molecular mechanism of miR-144-3p in lung ca...

    Authors: Guiju Fang, Canhui Zhang, Zhixin Liu, Zhiwen Peng, Meiyan Tang and Qing Xue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:117
  14. To retrospectively analyse the potential influencing factors of CT-guided hook wire localization failure prior to thoracoscopic resection surgery of ground glass nodules (GGNs), and determine the main risk ele...

    Authors: Musu Ala, Junzhong Liu, Jieli Kou, Xinhua Wang, Minfeng Sun, Changcheng Hao and Jianlin Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:114
  15. Our objective was to report on the prospective outcomes in the areas of depression, quality of life, angina, and frailty in SAVR and TAVR patients with aortic stenosis undergoing aortic valve intervention.

    Authors: Timothy Luke Surman, John Matthew Abrahams, Jaewon Kim, Hayley Elizabeth Surman, Ross Roberts-Thomson, Joseph Matthew Montarello, James Edwards, Michael Worthington and John Beltrame
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:113
  16. The aim of this Pilot study was to investigate the cardiac surgical residents’ workload during different surgical teaching interventions and to compare their stress levels with other working time spent in the ...

    Authors: George Awad, Robert Pohl, Sabine Darius, Beatrice Thielmann, Sam Varghese, Max Wacker, Hendrik Schmidt, Jens Wippermann, Maximilian Scherner and Irina Böckelmann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:112
  17. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term surgical results of transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

    Authors: Akihisa Furuta, Masaaki Yamagishi, Goki Matsumura, Takeshi Shinkawa and Hiroshi Niinami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:111
  18. The safety and effectiveness of lung segmentectomy in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains controversial. We have therefore reviewed the clinicopathologic characteristics and survival...

    Authors: Linlin Wang, Lihui Ge, Sibo You, Yongyu Liu and Yi Ren
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:110
  19. Extracorporeal circulation (ECC) in cardiac surgery is performed under systemic heparinization. Adequacy of heparin therapy and anticoagulation during ECC is assessed by activated clotting time (ACT), although...

    Authors: Nimrat Grewal, David Yousef, Meindert Palmen, Robert Klautz, Jeroen Eikenboom and Jeroen Wink
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:108
  20. Segmentectomy has been reported as an alternative to lobectomy for small-sized NSCLC without detriment to survival. The long-term benefits of segmentectomy over lobectomy on pulmonary function have not been fi...

    Authors: Yuan Xu, Yingzhi Qin, Dongjie Ma and Hongsheng Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:107
  21. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a complication with high morbidity and mortality, commonly observed in the elderly who underwent anesthesia and surgery. The incidence is much higher in cardiac su...

    Authors: Ting Liu, Rui Deng, Xin Wang, Ping Liu, Qiu-Xia Xiao, Qing Liu and Ying Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:106
  22. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for ipsilateral reoperations is controversial, because after the first surgical intervention, pleural adhesions occur frequently in the thoracic cavity and/or chest wall....

    Authors: Gaetana Messina, Mary Bove, Antonio Noro, Giorgia Opromolla, Giovanni Natale, Francesco Leone, Vincenzo Di Filippo, Beatrice Leonardi, Mario Martone, Mario Pirozzi, Marianna Caterino, Sergio Facchini, Alessia Zotta, Giovanni Vicidomini, Mario Santini, Alfonso Fiorelli…
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:103
  23. The study was aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of different sedation protocols of dexmedetomidine–remifentanil and propofol–remifentanil for percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) under tr...

    Authors: Xiao-Lan Chen, Wen-Hui Huang, Yi-Han Zheng and Gui-Can Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:100
  24. Esophageal cancer, one of the most common cancers in the upper digestive tract and is one of the leading cancer-related mortality worldwide. Accumulating studies found that Ginsenoside compound K (CK) has sign...

    Authors: Jianhou Huang, Dinglong Pan, Feng Liu, Yiting Hong, Gang Huang, Xiaowei Huang, Xinwen Wang and Zhiqiang Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:99
  25. The optimal revascularization strategy remains uncertain in multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD). The durability of the surgical grafts should be weighed against the decreased invasiveness of percutaneo...

    Authors: Jade Claessens, Alaaddin Yilmaz, Camille Awouters, Hanne Oosterbos, Stef Thonnisen, Edouard Benit, Abdullah Kaya and Yoann Bataille
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:98
  26. Mitral valve (MV) repair is a well-accepted surgical approach for infective endocarditis (IE). In our hospital, extensive MV reconstruction with fresh autologous pericardium (AP) and artificial chordae (AC) ha...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Takafumi Masai, Toshihiro Ohata, Tomohiko Sakamoto and Toru Kuratani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:97
  27. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a risk factor for cryptogenic stroke (CS), and interventional therapy for PFO can reduce the recurrence rate of CS. However, interventional therapies are primarily guided by X-r...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Zhensu Shi, Yin Zheng, Caichan Xie, Jiao Yi, Zelun Chen, Yue Shu and Dexing Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:96
  28. The optimal treatment for aortic thrombus remains to be determined, but surgical treatment is indicated when there is a risk for thromboembolism.

    Authors: Yuki Kuroda, Akira Marui, Yoshio Arai, Atsushi Nagasawa, Shinichi Tsumaru, Ryoko Arakaki, Jun Iida, Yuki Wada and Yoshiharu Soga
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:95
  29. Diabetes and impaired glucose regulation are very common in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study, we aim to investigate the prevalence of abnormal glucose regulation in men and women in C...

    Authors: Juan Liu, Li-Qun He, Wei Zhu, Gang-Feng Duan, Yong Fang, Ying Feng, Li-Qun Tian and Qiong-Li Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:94
  30. To overcome the anatomical limitation of a narrow aorta and short length from the renal artery to the terminal aorta, unibody endograft AFX2 and iliac branch endoprosthesis (IBE) can be combined.

    Authors: Daisuke Akagi and Kai Murase
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:93
  31. Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura are rare diseases of the thoracic cavity. They frequently grow unnoticed until they exert compressive effects on adjacent organs. Treatment of solitary fibrous tumors of t...

    Authors: Matthew S. Khouzam and Nayer Khouzam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:92
  32. The Master’s double two-step test (MDT), which is used to screen for coronary heart disease, is difficult for physically impaired patients to complete. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship...

    Authors: Satoshi Shiono, Makoto Endo, Kenta Nakahashi and Marina Nakatsuka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:91
  33. Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is divided into MEN type 1 (MEN-1) and MEN type 2 (MEN-2). MEN-1 may be associated with thymic carcinoid tumors. We present a case of the surgical removal of a thymic carcino...

    Authors: Hiroaki Shidei, Shota Mitsuboshi, Tomoko Yamamoto and Masato Kanzaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:90
  34. Pectus excavatum (PE) negatively impacts psychological function, but its effect on autonomic nervous system (ANS) function has not been investigated. We evaluated ANS function following postural changes in pat...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Hsu, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Yi-Wei Chang, Chou-Chin Lan, Yao-Kuang Wu and Mei-Chen Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:89
  35. Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a general progressive disorder with high morbidity and poor prognosis. This study analyzed the serum expression and clinical value of miR-182-5p and brain-derived neurotrophic fa...

    Authors: Fang Fang, Xiaonan Zhang, Bin Li and Shouyi Gan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:88
  36. Percutaneous vascular interventions are performed for the treatment of haemoptysis and involve embolization of bronchial arteries, pulmonary arteries and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. There are isolat...

    Authors: Alina-Maria Budacan, Akshay J. Patel, Helen Foss, Valeria Abiuso, Arul Ganeshan and Maninder Kalkat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:87
  37. To inquiry the predictive value of the age, creatinine, and ejection fraction (ACEF) score for cardiac mortality in patients diagnosed with heavily calcified coronary lesions at 1 year after percutaneous coron...

    Authors: Hongwu Chen, Xiaofan Yu, Guangquan Qiu and Likun Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:85
  38. Recent research suggests a protective role for positive family history of premature cardiovascular disease (FHpCVD) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. We aimed to further investigate this ...

    Authors: Hamed Tavolinejad, Sina Rashedi, Seyyed Mojtaba Ghorashi, Masih Tajdini, Saeed Sadeghian, Mina Pashang, Arash Jalali, Abbas Salehi Omran, Jamshid Bagheri, Abbasali Karimi, Mahmoud Shirzad, Mehdi Mehrani and Kaveh Hosseini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:84
  39. Pseudoaneurysm with a shunt to the right ventricle after aortic repair for acute aortic dissection is an extremely rare and life-threatening condition. Surgical treatment is unavoidable, but surgery is complic...

    Authors: Akie Shimada, Taira Yamamoto, Daisuke Endo, Kousuke Nishida, Satoshi Matsushita, Tohru Asai and Atsushi Amano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:83

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