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  1. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardioplegic cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with myocardial injury. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a modified mechan...

    Authors: Serkan Durdu, Mustafa Sirlak, Demir Cetintas, Mustafa Bahadir Inan, Sadik Eryılmaz, Evren Ozcinar, Levent Yazicioglu, Atilla Halil Elhan, Ahmet Ruchan Akar and Adnan Uysalel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:73
  2. The post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) is a common complication after cardiac surgery, occuring in 10-40% of patients. PPS may prolong hospitalization, and even serious complications like tamponade and constri...

    Authors: Nora Snefjellå and Knut Tore Lappegård
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:72
  3. The hybrid technique combines a mono or bilateral epicardial approach with a percutaneous endocardial ablation in a single-step procedure. We present our early results with this technique employing a monopolar...

    Authors: Mark La Meir, Sandro Gelsomino, Roberto Lorusso, Fabiana Lucà, Laurant Pison, Orlando Parise, Francis Wellens, Gian Franco Gensini and Jos Maessen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:71
  4. Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is very rare, and is extremely challenging to diagnose due to nonspecific symptoms. When discovered, the right atrium and ventricle are most commonly affected, while diffuse card...

    Authors: Ke-Wei Chen, Ju-Hsin Chang, Su-Peng Yeh and Chiung-Ray Lu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:70
  5. To determine impact of intraluminal-left anterior descending shunt to prevent myocardial damage in minimally invasive coronary artery bypass.

    Authors: Zdenek Sorm, Jan Vojacek, Eva Cermakova, Radek Pudil, Ulrich A Stock and Jan Harrer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:69
  6. Thymoma is an epithelial neoplasm of the thymus, which commonly lies in the anterior mediastinum and, therefore, an intrathoracic origin is considered to be rare. This report presents a case of giant thymoma a...

    Authors: Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Teruyoshi Ishida, Yoshinori Handa, Shinichi Tsutsui and Hiroyuki Matsuda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:68
  7. The aim of the present study is to compare negative pressure wound therapy versus conventional treatment outcomes at postoperative mediastinitis after cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Hayati Deniz, Gokhan Gokaslan, Yavuz Arslanoglu, Ozerdem Ozcaliskan, Gokalp Guzel, Alptekin Yasim and Hasim Ustunsoy
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:67
  8. Ruptured aortic arch aneurysm is a life threatening disease. Surgical repair has an high perioperative mortality rate and totally endovascular treatment is a challenge. Hybrid repair has been proposed as a val...

    Authors: Alberto Settembrini, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Silvia Stegher, Maria Teresa Occhiuto, Giovanni Malacrida and Giovanni Nano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:66
  9. A 47-year old man with HIV presented with a stroke. Imaging revealed a large mobile left-ventricular thrombus. The mass was resected using a small ventriculotomy with good early postoperative prognosis. Thromb...

    Authors: Natalie Homer, Luke Sheen and Richard Lee
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:65
  10. As a dreadful complication after the mechanical heart valve replacement, prosthetic valve obstruction caused by pannus formation occurs increasingly with time. The authors here present a case of 42-year-old wo...

    Authors: Jun Shi, Zhi-xuan Bai, Jia Hu, Ben-gui Zhang and Ying-qiang Guo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:64
  11. An unusual case of left internal thoracic artery (ITA) origin from the thyrocervical trunk (TCT) was detected during routine cadaver dissection. The variability of origin and course of ITA has less or more fre...

    Authors: George Paraskevas, Konstantinos Natsis, Maria Tzika, Orestis Ioannidis and Panagiotis Kitsoulis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:63
  12. Prosthetic valve dysfunction at aortic position is commonly caused by pannus formation. The exact etiology is not known. It arises from ventricular aspect of the prosthesis encroaching its leaflets causing ste...

    Authors: Ahmad K Darwazah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:62
  13. Atrial Fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia encountered following cardiac surgery. The most commonly administered drug used in treatment and prophylaxis is amiodarone which has several toxic effects on m...

    Authors: Ahmet Baris Durukan, Beril Erdem, Elif Durukan, Handan Sevim, Tugce Karaduman, Hasan Alper Gurbuz, Aylin Gurpinar and Cem Yorgancioglu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:61
  14. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction following implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a serious condition and is associated with increased mortality.

    Authors: Siyamek Neragi-Miandoab, Daniel Goldstein, Ricardo Bello, Robert Michler and David D’Alessandro
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:60
  15. Wire closure still remains the preferred technique despite reasonable disadvantages. Associated complications, such as infection and sternal instability, cause time- and cost-consuming therapies. We present a ...

    Authors: Martin TR Grapow, Ludovic F Melly, Friedrich S Eckstein and Oliver T Reuthebuch
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:59
  16. This case report describes an unusual presentation of right upper lobe atelectasis associated with refractory hypoxemia to conventional alveolar recruitment maneuvers in a patient soon after coronary artery by...

    Authors: Marcus Vinicius Herbst-Rodrigues, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho, Ludhmila Hajjar Abrahao, Emilia Nozawa, Maria Ignez Zanetti Feltrim and Filomena Regina Barbosa Gomes-Galas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:58
  17. Neointimal hyperplasia involving smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation, migration and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation is an important component of atherosclerosis. It develops as a response to vascular...

    Authors: Mehmet Guzeloglu, Buket Reel, Soner Atmaca, Alper Bagrıyanık and Eyup Hazan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:57
  18. The tumorous infiltration or carcinosis of the pericardium could cause pericardial effusion in up to one-third of cases of malignancy, thus potentially interfere with the otherwise desirable oncological treatm...

    Authors: Imre Toth, Geza Szucs and Tamas F Molnar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:56
  19. Sclerosing hemangioma (SH) of the lung is a kind of rare pulmonary tumor. Preoperative diagnosis of this tumor is difficult and it is now generally accepted that SH of the lung is benign lesions and surgical e...

    Authors: Yang Lei, Duan Yong, Ruan Jun-Zhong, Yang Zhi and Wang Zi-Tong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:34
  20. The standard procedure for treating infected aortic aneurysms is to resect the infected aorta, debridement of the surrounding tissue, in situ graft replacement, and omentopexy. However, the question of which g...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Mio Noma, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Yu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba, Mitsuru Matsukura and Kenichi Sudo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:54
  21. Previous investigations reported that the cuff pressure (CP) can decrease secondary to the CP evaluation itself. However is not established in literature if this loss of CP is able to generate alterations on e...

    Authors: Douglas W Bolzan, Solange Guizilini, Sonia M Faresin, Antonio CC Carvalho, Angelo AV De Paola and Walter J Gomes
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:53
  22. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder in hospitalized patients and is known to be associated with increased mortality. The administration of antegrade single-shot, up to two liters, histidine-tr...

    Authors: Gregor Lindner, Bernhard Zapletal, Christoph Schwarz, Wilfried Wisser, Michael Hiesmayr and Andrea Lassnigg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:52
  23. At present only few studies directly compare the diagnostic yield of endobronchial ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EBUS-FNA) and transcervical video-assisted mediastinoscopy (TM) for mediastinal lymp...

    Authors: Ruoyu Zhang, Christina Mietchen, Marcus Krüger, Bettina Wiegmann, Heiko Golpon, Sabine Dettmer, Axel Haverich and Patrick Zardo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:51
  24. Thoracoscopic Surgery is in common use in routine surgical practice. With the advancement of the various techniques and instruments required, mini wounds and fewer thoracoports become practical in recent years...

    Authors: Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Yi Lee, Ho Chang, Hung-Chang Liu, Chao-Hung Chen and Wen-Chien Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:50
  25. We report a prospective comparison between transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI, n = 13) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR, n = 10) in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis and previous coronar...

    Authors: Olivier Jegaden, Joel Lapeze, Fadi Farhart and Guy de Gevigney
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:47
  26. The impact of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) on early outcomes in young and middle-aged patients undergoing conventional aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis remains unknown. Our objective wa...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Vaquero, Juan C Llosa, Rocío Díaz, Zain Khalpey, Carlos Morales, Rubén Álvarez, Jose López and Francisco Boye
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:46
  27. Resection of the infected aorta, debridement of the surrounding tissue, in situ graft replacement, and omentopexy is the standard procedure for treating infected aortic aneurysms, but the question of which gra...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Mio Noma, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Mitsuru Matsukura, Yu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba and Kenichi Sudo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:45
  28. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is currently considered to be a low-grade neoplasm, and it rarely involves the heart. We reported a rare case of a 59-year-old female who received cardiac surgery for complet...

    Authors: Xuedong Yang, Cangsong Xiao, Mei Liu and Yu Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:44
  29. Anterolateral Minithoracotomy (ALMT) for the radical correction of Congenital Heart Defects is an alternative to Median Sternotomy (MS) due to reduce operative trauma accelerating recovery and yield a better c...

    Authors: Chao Ding, Chunmao Wang, Aiqiang Dong, Minjian Kong, Daming Jiang, Kaiyu Tao and Zhonghua Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:43
  30. Anatomic sublobar resection is being assessed as a substitute to lobectomy for primary lung cancers. However, persistent air leak after anatomic sublobar resection is prevalent and increasing surgical morbidit...

    Authors: Takashi Ohtsuka, Taichiro Goto, Masaki Anraku, Mitsutomo Kohno, Yotaro Izumi, Hirohisa Horinouchi and Hiroaki Nomori
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:42
  31. Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) is one of the most serious complications after cardiovascular surgery. It remains unclear whether noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has potential as an effective therapy ...

    Authors: Keiko Nakazato, Shinhiro Takeda, Keiji Tanaka and Atsuhiro Sakamoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:41
  32. The authors report a clinical case of a primary sternal chondrosarcoma, presented as a mass in the anterior mediastinum. The patient was treated with subtotal sternectomy and sternal transplantation followed b...

    Authors: Mario Nosotti, Lorenzo Rosso, Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Alessandro Palleschi, Antonina Parafioriti and Luigi Santambrogio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:40
  33. Peri-operative statin therapy in cardiac surgery cases is reported to reduce the rate of mortality, stroke, postoperative atrial fibrillation, and systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation could affect the ...

    Authors: Jose Hinz, Philipp Gehoff, Hanna Schotola, Morteza Tavakkoli Hosseini, Vassilios N Didilis, Ahmad Fawad Jebran, Anastasia Gehoff, Christoph H Wiese, Egbert Godehard Schulz, Friedrich Albert Schoendube and Aron Frederik Popov
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:39
  34. Vascular involvement is rare in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). It is often missed because it is usually asymptomatic. We report a case of a 42 years old male with neurofibromatosis type 1 who presented with l...

    Authors: Takeshi Uzuka, Toshiro Ito, Tetsuya Koyanagi, Toshiyuki Maeda, Masaki Tabuchi, Nobuyoshi Kawaharada and Tetsuya Higami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:38
  35. Placement of the Avalon Elite bicaval dual lumen cannula for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) via the internal jugular vein requires precise positioning of the cannula tip in the inferi...

    Authors: Hitoshi Hirose, Kentaro Yamane, Gregary Marhefka and Nicholas Cavarocchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:36
  36. Thoracic trauma is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. In this study, we present our 11-year experience in the management and clinical outcome of 888 chest trauma case...

    Authors: Ibrahim Al-Koudmani, Bassam Darwish, Kamal Al-Kateb and Yahia Taifour
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:35
  37. A 75-year-old man complained of sputum and was referred to our department. His sputum cytology was class III. Chest X-ray and computed tomography showed no abnormalities, but bronchoscopy revealed an elevated ...

    Authors: Taichiro Goto, Arafumi Maeshima, Kumi Akanabe and Ryoichi Kato
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:33
  38. Aortic arch reconstruction is associated with high neurological morbidity. Our purpose is to describe our experience using a 4-branched graft and selective antegrade brain perfusion (SABP) for total aortic arc...

    Authors: Wei-Liang Lai, Chiao-Po Hsu, Chung-Che Shih, Ming-Li Li and Ping-chun Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:32
  39. To investigate and present the reasons that cause the postponement of thoracic surgical operations.

    Authors: Georgios I Tagarakis, Christos Voucharas, Vassilios Simopoulos, Dimos Karangelis, Marios E Daskalopoulos, Charalampos Parisis, Apostolos Tsantilas, Ilias Sataitidis, Stefania Lampoura, Georgios Vretzakis and Nikolaos B Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:31
  40. Functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) occurs in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease even after mitral valve surgery. The aim of this study was to analyze surgical results of TR after previous succes...

    Authors: Zong-Xiao Li, Zhi-Peng Guo, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Xiang-Rong Kong, Wen-Bin Jing, Tie-Nan Chen, Wan-Li Lu and Guo-Wei He
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:30
  41. Left main bronchus resection and reconstruction (LMBRR) is a complex surgical procedure indicated for management of inflammatory, benign and low grade malignant lesions. Its application provides maximal parenc...

    Authors: Mark Ragusa, Jacopo Vannucci, Lucio Cagini, Niccolò Daddi, Roberta Pecoriello and Francesco Puma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:29
  42. Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are an infrequent coronary abnormality. Herein, we describe the use of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the treatment of CAF. A 61 year-old woman presente...

    Authors: Ping-Chen Chung, Pai-Ching Huang, Yu-Fang Liu and Kuen-Bao Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:28
  43. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients with mitral valve disease; however, there are no straightforward, rapidly determinably criteria available for deciding whether TR repair should be performed d...

    Authors: Jigang He, Zhenya Shen, Yunsheng Yu, Haoyue Huang, Wenxue Ye, Yinglong Ding and Shaolei Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:27
  44. Interactions between the immune response and brain functions such as olfactory, auditory, and visual sensations are likely. This study investigated the effect of sounds on alloimmune responses in a murine mode...

    Authors: Masateru Uchiyama, Xiangyuan Jin, Qi Zhang, Toshihito Hirai, Atsushi Amano, Hisashi Bashuda and Masanori Niimi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:26
  45. To investigate the controlling efficacy of ondasetron and haloperidol in regard to the postcardiotomy delirium.

    Authors: Georgios I Tagarakis, Christos Voucharas, Fani Tsolaki, Marios E Daskalopoulos, Vassilios Papaliagkas, Charalampos Parisis, Eleni Gogaki, Ιlias Tsagalas, Ιlias Sataitidis, Magda Tsolaki and Nikolaos B Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:25
  46. Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue is a common developmental anomaly. Although ectopic pancreatic tissue is mostly found in the gastrointestinal tract, localization in the mediastinum is extremely rare. We repor...

    Authors: Sandor Szabados, László Lénárd, Tamás Tornóczky, Edit Várady and Zsófia Verzár
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:22

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