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  1. Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) and cardiac dysfunction. Opportunity exists in protecting end organ function with remote ischemic preconditioning. We hypothesize t...

    Authors: Yuk M. Law, Christine Hsu, Sangeeta R. Hingorani, Michael Richards, David M. McMullan, Howard Jefferies, Jonathan Himmelfarb and Ronit Katz
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:5
  2. This study examined the characteristics and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) both isolated and in combination with other cardiac surgery in Malaysia from 2015 to 2021.

    Authors: Aslannif Roslan, Chong Kee Soon, Tey Yee Sin, Ahmad Tantawi Jauhari Aktifanus, Soh Si Ling, Wong Kian Boon, Beni I. Rusani, Hafidz Abd Hadi, Jayakhanthan Kolanthaivelu, Shaiful Azmi Yahaya, Jeswant Dillon and Alwi M. Yunus
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:3
  3. Pleurodesis is often performed for air leaks; however, the ideal materials and timing of the procedure remain controversial. We investigated the efficacy of pleurodesis using different materials and timing.

    Authors: Norifumi Tsubokawa, Takahiro Mimae, Risa Ito, Ryuma Sasai, Kouichi Hirano, Atsushi Kamigaichi, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Yoshihiro Miyata and Morihito Okada
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:2
  4. The use of adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) in completely resected stage IB NSCLC is still controversial. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of ACT in pathological stage IB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCL...

    Authors: Zi-Qing Shen, Kun-Peng Feng, Zi-Yao Fang, Tian Xia, Shu Pan, Cheng Ding, Chun Xu, Sheng Ju, Jun Chen, Chang Li and Jun Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:1
  5. To summarize the anesthesia management experience for pediatric day-case patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation under robot-assisted thoracoscopy and explore the key points of anesthesia management for this p...

    Authors: Huixia Cao, Jinpeng Qiu, Yaoqin Hu, Wenfang Huang, Xiwang Liu and Haiyan Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:360
  6. Multiple rib fractures can lead to flail chest with up to 35% mortality rate due to severe pulmonary complications. Current treatments of flail chest remain controversial. Studies have shown that surgical trea...

    Authors: Zhe Li, Weiwei Zhu, Bing Zhang, Yaxiao Zhang, Huixian Li, Baolei Lv, Qiang Zhen, Lin Liu, Lijun Liu, Yanxin Wu and Shujun Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:359
  7. Hemopericardium is a serious complication that can occur after cardiac surgery. While most post-operative causes are due to inflammation and bleeding, patients with broken sternal wires and an unstable sternum...

    Authors: Matthew S. Khouzam, Kristina Jacobsen, Joseph H. Boyer, Ahmad Zeeshan, David Spurlock, Tomer Z. Karas, Jorge E. Suarez-Cavelier, Daniel Rinewalt, Linda Bogar, Scott Silvestry, George J. Palmer, Kevin D. Accola and Nayer Khouzam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:358
  8. Frailty develops as a result of age-related decline in many physiological systems and is associated with increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes following thoracic surgery. We prospectively tested our hypo...

    Authors: Ira Goldsmith, Gemma Chesterfield-Thomas and Hannah Toghill
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:356
  9. Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a type of acute mediastinitis that is rarely reported but is regarded as a fatal disease despite improvements in technological methods and antibiotic therapies. We...

    Authors: Keivan Ranjbar, Reza Shahriarirad, Kamyar Ebrahimi, Armin Amirian, Mohamadreza Karoobi, Parviz Mardani, Amirhossein Erfani, Mohammad Javad Fallahi, Farzaneh Ketabchi and Bizhan Ziaian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:354
  10. Hypertension is the most common chronic disease and the leading risk factor for disability and premature deaths worldwide. Approximately 10–20% of all patients with hypertension and 15–18% of the general popul...

    Authors: Limin Luo, Yongshi Wang, Huiping Hou, Qiang Liu, Zehan Xie, Qiaoyan Wu and Xianhong Shu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:353
  11. The role of ACTA2 mutations in Familial Aortic Disease has been increasingly recognized. We describe a highly penetrant variant (R118Q) in a family with aortic disease.

    Authors: Christopher M. Bobba, Ryan Azarrafiy, John R. Spratt, Jill Hendrickson, Tomas D. Martin, George J. Arnaoutakis, Eric I. Jeng and Thomas M. Beaver
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:352
  12. The letter to the editor was written in response to “The effect of ultrasound-guided intercostal nerve block on postoperative analgesia in thoracoscopic surgery: a randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial”, ...

    Authors: Xin-Tao Li, Wen-He Yang and Fu-Shan Xue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:350
  13. Biomechanical effects of transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical (SAVR) aortic valve interventions on the distal aorta have not been studied. This study utilized global circumferential strain (GCS) to assess post...

    Authors: Lisa Q. Rong, William Zheng, Andrew Martinez, Mohammed Rahouma, Richard B. Devereux, Jiwon Kim, Bassam Osman, Maria C. Palumbo, Björn Redfors, Leonard N. Girardi, Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Mario Gaudino
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:349
  14. The aim of this review was the creation of uniform protocols to carry out and disclose First-In-Human and preliminary clinical trials of biological mitral valve replacement. The need for consistent methodology...

    Authors: Faizus Sazzad, Ying Kiat Tan, Li Xuan Beverly Chan, Irwan Shah Bin Mohd Moideen, Abdulrahman El Gohary, John C. Stevens, K. R. Ramanathan and Theo Kofidis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:348
  15. del Nido cardioplegia (DN) has been shown to be safe in adult patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting with normal left ventricular ejection fraction. We sought to determine whether it was ...

    Authors: Samuel Brown, Kholoud Nassar, Jacob Razzouk, Abishek K. Kashyap, Mitchell Won, Thaer Shehadeh, Reza Salabat, David G. Rabkin and Joshua S. Chung
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:346
  16. Median sternotomy is the most performed procedure in cardiac surgery; however, sternal displacement and bleeding remains a problem. This study aimed to investigate whether sternal reconstruction using a sandwi...

    Authors: Yasutaka Yokoyama, Taira Yamamoto, Tetsuma Oyama, Jiyoung Lee, Yoichiro Machida, Daisuke Endo, Yuichiro Sato, Shizuyuki Dohi, Atsushi Amano and Minoru Tabata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:345
  17. Cardiogenic shock (CS) can occur in patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). As TTS has received increasing attention and has been more closely researched, several aspects of the pathogenesis have been identifi...

    Authors: Johanna K. R. von Mackensen, Ahmed El Shazly, Felix Schoenrath, Joerg Kempfert, Christoph T. Starck, Evgenij V. Potapov, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk and Leonhard Wert
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:343

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:10

  18. Pediatric cardiac transplantation remains a surgical challenge as a variety of cardiac and vessel malformation are present in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Despite limited availability and acce...

    Authors: Sabrina Martens, Hongtao Tie, Hans Gerd Kehl, Tonny DT Tjan, Hans Heinrich Scheld, Sven Martens and Andreas Hoffmeier
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:342
  19. The successful implementation of the Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) concept in thoracic surgery has made it possible to complete the surgery in the day surgery unit. However, it is still unclear whethe...

    Authors: Cheng Shen and Guowei Che
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:341
  20. The optimal procedure is still controversial about Siewert type II AEG, We are attempt to explore the efficacy and feasibility of total laparoscopic total gastrectomy and distal esophagectomy combined with rec...

    Authors: Qifan Yin, Guibin Zhang, Peng Qie, Shaohui Han and Lijun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:339
  21. Re-opening the chest is an unwanted and potentially morbid complication after open heart surgery, most commonly required for refractory bleeding or tamponade. In this report, we present a unique case of a post...

    Authors: Mohsyn Imran Malik, James Changhyun Jae, Osama Sedky Shehata Sefein, Raffael Pereira Cezar Zamper and A. Dave Nagpal
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:338
  22. A single-center study was conducted to explore the association between STAS and other clinical features in surgically resected adenocarcinoma to enhance our current understanding of STAS.

    Authors: Jing Wang, Yuanshan Yao, Dongfang Tang and Wen Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:337
  23. Hydatid cysts are most frequently located in the liver and lungs and very rarely can be found in the pericardium. Diagnosis and treatment are quite challenging, as the disease can present itself in many forms ...

    Authors: Fatmir Caushi, Emira Hysa, Ilir Skenduli, Lutfi Lisha, Alban Hatibi, Loreta Bica, Silvana Bala and Francesco Rulli
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:336
  24. Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), which is frequently secondary to severe emotional (fear, anxiety, etc.) or physical stress, is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome characterized by temporary left ventricular r...

    Authors: Rui Lu, Mingjun Lu, Shangfei He, Jing Lu, Yi Liao, Tongtao Cui and Min Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:335
  25. Primary cardiac myxofibrosarcoma is rare and commonly occurs in the left atrium. Myxofibrosarcoma is aggressive and has a high mortality rate due to its high rate of recurrence. Complete surgical resection is ...

    Authors: Ryota Azuma, Kazuyoshi Sato, Hiroki Sunadoi, Yasushi Ishii, Utano Tomaru and Masatoshi Motohashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:334
  26. Despite the vital role of blood perfusion in tumor progression, in patients with persistent pulmonary nodule with ground-glass opacity (GGO) is still unclear. This study aims to investigate the relationship be...

    Authors: Wenfei Xue, Lingxin Kong, Xiaopeng Zhang, Zhifei Xin, Qingtao Zhao, Jie He, Wenbo Wu and Guochen Duan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:333
  27. This study used an atrial septal shunt to compare the treatment progress and prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF) who have different ejection fractions.

    Authors: Xiaoke Shang, Mei Liu, Yucheng Zhong, Xueli Wang, Song Chen, Xiaojuan Fu, Ming Sun, Geng Li, Mingxing Xie, Guangyuan Song, Da Zhu, Changdong Zhang and Nianguo Dong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:332
  28. In open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair, we have been performing vascular reconstruction under moderate to deep hypothermia and assisted circulation using simultaneous upper and lower body perfu...

    Authors: Yuya Kise, Yukio Kuniyoshi, Mizuki Ando, Keita Miyaishi, Shotaro Higa, Tatuya Maeda, Moriyasu Nakaema, Hitoshi Inafuku and Kojiro Furukawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:331
  29. Pulmonary carcinoid is a rare diagnosis with surgery remaining the standard treatment of choice. However, resection may impact patients’ daily activities due to decreased lung volume reserve and postoperative ...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Farah A. Abdallah, Zeinab Obeid, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Ahmad Khaled Harb, Tariq Bassam Shannies, Ahed El-Edwan, Hussam Haddad, Azza Ghraibeh and Ahmad Abu-Shanab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:330
  30. Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare but typically life-threatening condition. Although several treatment strategies exist, including conservative treatment with intraluminal stent graft and open thoracic a...

    Authors: Yi-Ping Lee, Kensuke Ozaki, Susumu Oshima and Tomohiro Hirokami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:329
  31. Intrathoracic neurogenic tumors arise from sympathetic nerve trunks and intercostal nerves; more than 90% are benign. Schwannomas are the most common histological variety, but fatalities due to giant schwannom...

    Authors: Michiyo Miyawaki, Takashi Karashima, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Atsushi Osoegawa and Kenji Sugio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:328
  32. Although pulmonary metastasectomy is an accepted treatment strategy for resectable lung metastases (LM) from colorectal cancer (CRC), its survival benefits are controversial. In contrast, recent advancements i...

    Authors: Yutaka Shishido, Masayuki Ishii, Tetsuo Maeda, Yujiro Kokado, Daiki Masuya, Toshiyuki Kusama, Koji Fujimoto and Hiroshi Higashiyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:327
  33. Postoperative analgesic management is an ongoing challenge. The pain threshold (PT) is an objective index that reflects the body’s sensitivity to pain and can be used for quantitative pain assessment. We hypot...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Meng-Chan Ou, Yi-Hao Zhu, Tao Zhu and Xue-Chao Hao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:326
  34. Postoperative chylous leak after esophagectomy is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication that results in hypovolemia, electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and immunologic deficiency. However, the...

    Authors: Seha Ahn, Heejin Lee, Joon Kyu Kang, In Sub Kim, Youngkyu Moon, Jung Suk Choi, Yoo Dong Won, Seong Cheol Jeong and Si Young Choi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:325
  35. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a common congenital heart disease which should be corrected. The recommended time for the Tetralogy of Fallot Total Correction (TFTC) surgery is during the infancy for the possible...

    Authors: Zahra Khajali, Nasibeh Mohammadi, Yaser Toloueitabar, Majid Maleki, Sedigheh Saedi, Zeinab Norouzi, Saeedeh Mazloum-Zadeh, Maryam Chenaghlou, Amirhossein Jalali, Hassan Tatari and Maryam Aliramezany
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:324
  36. We designed a simplified total arch reconstruction (s-TAR) technique which could be performed under mild hypothermia (30–32 °C) with distal aortic perfusion. This study aimed to compare its efficacy of organ p...

    Authors: Hua-Jie Zheng, Xin Liu, Ping He, Jun Li, Xian-Pu Zhang, Yong-Bo Cheng, De-Qing Lin, Chao-Jun Yan, San-Jiu Yu and Wei Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:323
  37. Aortic annulus rupture remains one of the most fatal complications of TAVR. While attempts have been made to describe and predict this complication, the data remains insufficient without evidence-based guideli...

    Authors: Andrew Jones, Hossein Amirjamshidi, Peter Knight, Frederick S. Ling and Kazuhiro Hisamoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:321
  38. Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare, accounting for approximately 10% of all cardiac tumors, with 44% of cases located on the aortic valve and only 15% of cases located on the tricuspid valve. However, t...

    Authors: Thuan Q. Phan, Chuong T. V. Pham, Vinh D. A. Bui, Thang D. Ho, Thao N. Le, Thanh V.T. Nguyen, Dang Nguyen, Minh N. Vuong and Dinh H. Nguyen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:320
  39. Appropriate management of mitral annular calcification associated with mitral valve surgery must be determined on a case-by-case basis. However, an established procedure remains uncertain.

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Hideyuki Tomioka, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Kazuhiko Hanzawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:319
  40. Kommerell’s diverticulum with a right-sided aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery is uncommon. We perforemed a single-stage procedure with the frozen elephant trunk technique.

    Authors: Naoto Yabu, Tomoyuki Minami, Ryo Izubuchi, Takahiro Kojima and Ichiya Yamazaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:317
  41. It is very common for patients with newly diagnosed lung masses to have heart disease. However, papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) of the tricuspid valve (TV) combined with lung cancer are rarely reported. It is ...

    Authors: Yalin Wang, Neckwaree Aboo Bakar Shah Ameer Saheb, Firyuza Husanova, Weidong Li and Hongfei Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:316

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