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  1. There are increasing reports of deaths and serious complications associated with the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), of which right ventricular heart rupture is the most devastating. The use of ...

    Authors: Sandra Lindstedt, Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsjö
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:42
  2. An 8-year-old girl was admitted for a simple closure of echocardiographically diagnosed Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). During the operation the right pulmonary veins orifices were not detected in the left atrium ...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Ashkan Karimi, Gholam Hossein Ajami and Alireza Rasekhi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:41
  3. We present a case of sternal steel strut dislodgement and migration in a patient undergoing Ravitch repair for pectus excavatum (PE) 37 years ago. Broken struts perforated the right ventricle and right ventric...

    Authors: Ruoyu Zhang, Christian Hagl, Dmitry Bobylev, Thomas Breymann, Jan D Schmitto, Axel Haverich and Marcus Krüger
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:40
  4. A patient with post-pneumonia empyema complicated by type-2 respiratory failure required mechanical ventilation as part of his therapy. A pneumothorax was noted on his chest radiograph. This was treated with a...

    Authors: Kasra Shaikhrezai and Vipin Zamvar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:39
  5. Cardioplegia and reperfusion of the myocardium may be associated with cardiomyocyte apoptosis and subsequent myocardial injury. In order to establish a pharmacological strategy for the prevention of these even...

    Authors: Engin Usta, Migdat Mustafi, Ferruh Artunc, Tobias Walker, Vladimir Voth, Hermann Aebert and Gerhard Ziemer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:38
  6. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of three different minimally invasive surgical techniques for left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): Por...

    Authors: Olivier Jegaden, Fabrice Wautot, Thomas Sassard, Isabella Szymanik, Abdel Shafy, Joel Lapeze and Fadi Farhat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:37
  7. Malnutrition is very common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Malnutrition can change myocardial substrate utilization which can induce adverse effects on myocardial metabolism and function. We aim to in...

    Authors: Marlieke Visser, Mariska Davids, Hein J Verberne, Wouter EM Kok, Hans WM Niessen, Lenny MW van Venrooij, Riccardo Cocchieri, Willem Wisselink, Bas AJM de Mol and Paul AM van Leeuwen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:36
  8. Sternal infection has become a rare but challenging problem with significant mortality and morbidity rates since the introduction of sternotomy. Reported rates of mediastinal and sternal infection range from 0...

    Authors: Mehmet S Bilal, Onur Gürer, Ahmet Kırbaş, Yahya Yıldız and Ahmet Çelebi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:35
  9. The aim of our study was to investigate whether remote preconditioning (RPC) improves myocardial function after ischemia/reperfusion injury in both normal and hypertrophic isolated rat hearts. This is the firs...

    Authors: Christos Voucharas, Antigoni Lazou, Filippos Triposkiadis and Nikolaos Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:34
  10. Management of patients with co-existent coronary and carotid disease is a controversial and challenging issue. The risk for stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with hemodynamically ...

    Authors: John K Bellos, Nektarios Kogerakis, Charalampos Kiriazis, Alexandros Gougoulakis and Matthew Panagiotou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:33
  11. Aim. To investigate the possible connection of Poland's syndrome with the presence of lung bullae and, thus, with an increased risk for recurrent pneumothorax. Patients-methods. Two male patients, aged 19 and ...

    Authors: Georgios I Tagarakis, Dimos Karangelis, Angheliki Tsantsaridou, Fani Tsolaki, Marios E Daskalopoulos, Athanassios Hevas, Katerina Kyriakaki, Konstantinos Stamoulis, Stefania Lampoura and Nikolaos B Tsilimingas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:32
  12. The aim of the present study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Taurine on the donor hearts during cold ischemic period.

    Authors: Mehmet A Sahin, Orhan Yucel, Adem Guler, Suat Doganci, Artan Jahollari, Faruk Cingoz, Sıddık Arslan, Mehmet Gamsizkan, Halil Yaman and Ufuk Demirkilic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:31
  13. Foramen of Morgagni hernias have traditionally been repaired by laparotomy, lapascopy or even thoracoscopy. However, the trans-sternal approach should be used when these rare hernias coexist with other cardiac...

    Authors: Ioannis Nenekidis, Vania Anagnostakou, Charalambos Zisis, Christos Prokakis, Efstratios N Koletsis, Efstratios Apostolakis and Panagiotis Dedeilias
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:30
  14. Variant aortic arch branching pattern may occur with different embryological mechanisms. We report on a variant aortic arch branching in a 41-year old Tanzanian male cadaver during dissection practice. The lef...

    Authors: Mange Manyama, Peter Rambau, Japhet Gilyoma and William Mahalu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:29
  15. Surgical excision is the primary treatment for a thymoma. However, for advanced thymoma that extends to within the thoracic cavity and for recurrent cases with pleural dissemination (Masaoka stage IVA), the ap...

    Authors: Hee Chul Yang, Yoo Sang Yoon, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Kwhanmien Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jungho Han and Jhingook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:28
  16. Primary lung myoepithelial carcinomas are rare neoplasms arising from the salivary glands of the respiratory epithelium. Given the rare occurrences and reports of these tumors, appropriate recommendations for ...

    Authors: Inderpal S Sarkaria, Deborah DeLair, William D Travis and Raja M Flores
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:27
  17. Carney complex is a very rare multiple neoplasia syndrome with cardiac, cutaneous, and neural tumours with a variety of pigmented lesion of skin. We are reporting a rare case of carney complex in which left at...

    Authors: Shirish S Borkar, Sevagur G Kamath, Nitin Kashyap, Sunil CV Sagar, Lakshmi Rao, Raj Warrier and Aman Chauhan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:25
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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