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  1. Pulmonary resection with mediastinal lymph node dissection for treating primary lung cancer could sometimes causes chylothorax as a postoperative complication. This study examined the validity of treatments fo...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Yasuura, Hayato Konno, Takamitsu Hayakawa, Yukihiro Terada, Kiyomichi Mizuno, Hiroyuki Kayata, Hideaki Kojima, Tetsuya Mizuno, Mitsuhiro Isaka and Yasuhisa Ohde

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Immune checkpoint inhibitors were used for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) more and more frequently and the effects were thrilling. Toripalimab as a new immune checkpoint inhibitor ha...

    Authors: Wei Li, Chunbo Zhai, Jianpeng Che, Weiqian Wang and Bingchun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:10

    Content type: Case report

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  3. A comparison of the relative merits of video-assisted pulmonary metastasectomy versus thoracotomy is predicated on the assumption that removal of asymptomatic lung metastases favourably influences survival and...

    Authors: Tom Treasure, Norman R. Williams and Fergus Macbeth

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:9

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  4. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) for chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) with a severe dilated left ventricle and dysfunction leads to left ventricle remodeling. But there are rarely reports on the left ventricle ...

    Authors: Ming-Kui Zhang, Li-Na Li, Hui Xue, Xiu-Jie Tang, He Sun and Qing-Yu Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:8

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Postoperative cognitive decline following cardiac surgery is one of the frequently reported complications affecting postoperative outcome, characterized by impairment of memory or concentration. The aetiology ...

    Authors: Zrinka Požgain, Grgur Dulić, Goran Kondža, Siniša Bogović, Ivan Šerić, Dejan Hil, Bojan Trogrlić, Ana Bednjanić, Marina Perković-Kovačević and Ines Šahinović

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:6

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Intracardiac septal defect is repaired using median sternotomy in most centers; however, there are several reports using minimally invasive surgery in both children and adults. This study summarized our strate...

    Authors: Jiaquan Zhu, Yunjiao Zhang, Chunrong Bao, Fangbao Ding and Ju Mei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:5

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Cardiothoracic surgery usually causes tissue adhesion on the operation site which increases the risk of complications in the subsequent thoracic surgery including Nuss procedure. Disorders that require cardiot...

    Authors: Gyeol Yoo and Jin Yong Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:4

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  8. There are several concerns on thoracoscopic surgery for large tumors because of the increased risk of tumor cell spillage. This study aimed to compare perioperative outcomes and oncological validity between vi...

    Authors: Jeonghee Yun, Junghee Lee, Sumin Shin, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Jae Il Zo, Young Mog Shim and Jong Ho Cho

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:2

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Creating a box lesion in the posterior wall of the left atrium from the epicardial side of the beating heart remains a challenge. Although a transmural lesion can be created by applying radiofrequency (RF) ene...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka, Motoyuki Hisagi, Hidehito Endo, Sachito Minegishi, Hiroshi Tsuchiya and Yusuke Inaba

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:1

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Cardiac hemangiomas are rare in all kinds of benign cardiac tumors. Although cardiac hemangiomas affect all ages and may occur anywhere within the heart, right ventricular hemangiomas are extremely uncommon.

    Authors: Jingya Fan, Lei Guo, Peng Teng, Xiaoyi Dai, Qi Zheng, Shengjun Wu and Yiming Ni

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:362

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in cardiovascular disease severity, types, postoperative complications and prognosis during the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore possible influencing factors.

    Authors: Xue Wang, Heng Gao, Zhanqin Zhang, Chao Deng, Yang Yan and Tao Shi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:361

    Content type: Review

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  12. The current research is allocated to appraise the association between the parameters of body composition and findings in type A aortic dissection (TAAD) cases in diverse age groups.

    Authors: Zeng-Rong Luo, Xiao-Dong Chen and Liang-wan Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:359

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Heart valve replacement in neonates and infants is one of the remaining unsolved problems in cardiac surgery because conventional valve prostheses do not grow with the children. Similarly, heart valve replacem...

    Authors: Jennie H. Kwon, Morgan Hill, Brielle Gerry, Steven W. Kubalak, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Minoo N. Kavarana and T. Konrad Rajab

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:358

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Patients with coronary artery disease and concomitant heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction < 35%) requiring myocardial revascularization are at risk of poor long-term prognosis and higher mortalit...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Santarpino, Francesco Bartolomucci, Giovanni Valenti, Nicola Di Bari, Marco Moscarelli, Vincenza Vitobello, Vera Triggiani, Mario Gaudino, Flavio Rimmaudo, Giuseppe Speziale and Giuseppe Nasso

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:356

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Sutureless prostheses may have added benefit when combined with minimal access surgery, although this has not been fully assessed in the literature. This study aims to provide a comparative analysis of the Per...

    Authors: M. Yousuf Salmasi, Kristo Papa, David Mozalbat, Muhammad Ashraf, Alicja Zientara, Ishaan Chauhan, Nikoleta Karadatkou, Thanos Athanasiou, Isabelle Roussin, Cesare Quarto and George Asimakopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:355

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) are the gold standard conduits for coronary revascularization because of their long-term patency and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Harvesting and preparation of ITAs for re...

    Authors: Matiullah Masroor, Kang Zhou, Chunyang Chen, Xianming Fu and Yuan Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:354

    Content type: Review

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  17. Pre-operative ejection fraction (EF) and comorbidities affect post-op outcomes. We aimed to compare the mortality and adverse events of patients with different baseline EF and also to evaluate the distribution...

    Authors: Aida Fallahzadeh, Ali Sheikhy, Ali Ajam, Saeed Sadeghian, Mina Pashang, Mahmoud Shirzad, Jamshid Bagheri, Soheil Mansourian, Shahram Momtahen and Kaveh Hosseini

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:353

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is one of the most common. Neuroprotective effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) are reported in previous studies but evidence regarding the POCD is still unclear. In orde...

    Authors: Jianli Li, Qifan Yin, Xuejiao Xun, Jinhua He, Dongdong Yu, Zhibin Wang and Junfang Rong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:351

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Postoperative positive pressure lung expansion is associated with decreased pulmonary complications and improved clinical outcomes. The aim of the present study was to compare the differences in post-operative...

    Authors: Meng-Fang Wu, Tsai-Yu Wang, Da-Shen Chen, Hsiu-Fong Hsiao, Han-Chuang Hu, Fu-Tsai Chung, Ting-Yu Lin and Shu-Min Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:350

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Infective endocarditis is a disease that carries high morbidity and mortality. The primary endpoint of this study is to assess factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing valvular surg...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Umar Ali, Akshat Saxena and Eric Slimani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:349

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta is a rare but serious complication of cardiovascular surgeries and it infrequently occurs in the normal prosthetic graft materials. We share our experience with an unusual cas...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Elahe Nirooei and Mohammad Ali Ostovan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:348

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Locally advanced esophageal carcinoma is typically treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and esophagectomy (trimodality therapy). We compared the long-term oncologic outcomes of minimally invasive Ivor Lewis...

    Authors: Robert E. Merritt, Peter J. Kneuertz, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Desmond M. D’Souza and Kyle A. Perry

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:347

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Transverse sternal nonunion is a rare but disabling complication of chest trauma or a transverse sternotomy. Fixation methods, mainly used to manage the more common longitudinal sternal nonunion, often fail, l...

    Authors: Tomaz Malovrh, Tomaz Stupnik, Boris Podobnik and Jurij Matija Kalisnik

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:345

    Content type: Case report

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  24. The letter to the editor made several comments regarding possible methodological issues in the recent article by Lin et al. determining the association between blood glucose variability and postoperative delir...

    Authors: Cheng-Wen Li, Fu-Shan Xue and Bin Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:344

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  25. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and usual interstitial pneumonia are three most common indications for lung transplantation (LuTx) in Poland. As a result of irreversible destruction of p...

    Authors: Nikola Ruszel, Kajetan Kiełbowski, Maria Piotrowska, Michał Kubisa, Tomasz Grodzki, Janusz Wójcik and Bartosz Kubisa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:341

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with poorer outcomes, increased resource utilisation, morbidity and mortality. Its pathogenesis is initiated by systemic inflammation and oxidative stres...

    Authors: Ahmad Farouk Musa, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Md Taib, Alwi Mohamed Yunus, Abdul Rais Sanusi, Mohd Nazeri Nordin and Julian A. Smith

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:340

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although not common, coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) can develop to over 8 mm in diameter to become giant CAAs. In the context of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autoantibody- and immune complex-mediated ...

    Authors: Zipeng Yao, Yanhong Long, Zheng Zong and Lin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:339

    Content type: Case report

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  28. This study was conducted to compare the outcomes of prosthetic ring versus autologous pericardial strip for the treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation during left-sided valve surgery by minimally inva...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Nicola Di Bari, Giuseppe Santarpino, Marco Moscarelli, Mario Siro Brigiani, Ignazio Condello, Francesco Bartolomucci and Giuseppe Speziale

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:338

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection accompanied by unilateral lung agenesis and Goldenhar syndrome is extremely rare.

    Authors: Takahiro Ito, Ikuo Hagino, Mitsuru Aoki, Kentaro Umezu, Tomohiro Saito and Akiyo Suzuki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:337

    Content type: Case report

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  30. It is difficult to choose correctly interventional strategy for coronary intermediate lesions combined with myocardial bridge. Endovascular imaging is advocated to guide treatment, but flow reserve fraction (F...

    Authors: Yuecheng Hu, Hongliang Cong, Liuying Zheng and Dongxia Jin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:336

    Content type: Case report

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  31. Median sternotomy remains the most common approach in cardiovascular surgery. Recently, minimally invasive procedures, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robot surgery, and catheter therapy have been ...

    Authors: Masashi Hattori, Yu Matsumura and Fumitaka Yamaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:335

    Content type: Case report

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  32. This retrospective study sought to evaluate the efficacy of transit time flow measurement (TTFM) as a means of predicting bypass graft patency as assessed by coronary artery angiography upon 5-year follow-up.

    Authors: Caiwu Zeng, Xiaomi Li, Yan Dai, Ye Zhou, Chenglong Li, Nan Liu and Jiangang Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:334

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Thymic tumors usually present with adjacent organ invasion or pleural dissemination, but very few studies have reported on occult pleural dissemination detected intraoperatively. This study aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Zuodong Song, Shu Zhu, Tangbing Chen and Weigang Zhao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:333

    Content type: Research article

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  34. To determine the diagnostic accuracy and safety of trans-thoracic echocardiography alone for indicating surgery by correlating preoperative trans-thoracic echocardiography with intra-operative findings in pati...

    Authors: Josiah Miner Njem, Frank Edwin and Mark Tettey

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:332

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) has been reported to exert a protective role against diverse lung diseases and cognitive impairment-related diseases. Thus this study aimed to investigate its role on acute lung injury ...

    Authors: Xiaowei Wang, Yanbo Wang, Haiyan Pan and Ci Yan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:331

    Content type: Research article

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  36. CircMMP11 is a characterized circRNA with oncogenic function in breast cancer. In this study, we explored the involvement of circMMP11 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    Authors: Juan Chen and Jiang Gong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:327

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Cannulation strategy in surgery for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) remains controversial. We aimed to retrospectively analyze the safety and efficacy of double arterial cannulation (DAC) compared with ...

    Authors: He Zhang, Wei Xie, Yuzhou Lu, Tuo Pan, Qing Zhou, Yunxing Xue and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:326

    Content type: Research article

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  38. SCIRT has been characterized as a key player in cancer biology, while its role in other human diseases is unclear. This study explored its role in atherosclerosis, with a specific focus on its interaction with...

    Authors: Wenhui Gao, Rong Li, Jingjing Yu, Xijie He, Duo Xu, Hai Zhong, Wenwen Dong and Hanbin Cui

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:324

    Content type: Research article

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