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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784004/positive-impact-of-retrograde-autologous-priming-in-adult-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Britt Hofmann, Claudia Kaufmann, Markus Stiller, Thomas Neitzel, Andreas Wienke, Rolf-Edgar Silber, Hendrik Treede
BACKGROUND: Adult cardiac surgery with extracorporeal circulation is known to be associated with increased risk of blood transfusion leading to adverse outcomes. Procedures like retrograde autologous priming (RAP) may reduce these negative side effects. This randomized prospective study was initiated to assess whether RAP using specifically designed RAP bag (Terumo) has immediate effects on patient outcome. METHODS: One hundred eighteen adults undergoing elective CABG or elective aortic valve replacement were randomly assigned by a computer program into two groups: the RAP group (n = 54) in which the retrograde autologous priming was applied and the non-RAP (n = 64) group in which the same setting was used without the possibility to save priming volume...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783998/surgical-repair-via-submammary-thoracotomy-right-axillary-thoracotomy-and-median-sternotomy-for-ventricular-septal-defects
#2
Zhi-Nuan Hong, Qiang Chen, Ze-Wei Lin, Gui-Can Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao
BACKGROUND: Right submammary thoracotomy and right vertical infra-axillary thoracotomy are performed for ventricular septal defect (VSD) to reduce the invasiveness of the conventional surgical repair through median sternotomy approach. No comparative studies have been conducted among these three procedures. METHODS: From January 2016 to December 2016, 182 patients with isolated VSD who underwent surgical repair via one of these 3 approaches were reviewed to compare these three procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783997/graft-protective-effect-and-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cell-by-thrombomodulin-on-allograft-arteriosclerosis-in-mice
#3
Enzhi Yin, Shigefumi Matsuyama, Masateru Uchiyama, Kento Kawai, Masanori Niimi
BACKGROUND: Thrombomodulin (TM) is a promising therapeutic natural anti-coagulant, which exerts the effects to control disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, little is known whether TM on micro-vessels could play an important role in the regulation of intimal hyperplasia. We investigated the vessel-protective effect of TM in the survival of fully major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-mismatched murine cardiac allograft transplantation. METHODS: CBA recipients transplanted with a C57BL/6 heart received intraperitoneal administration of normal saline or 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783996/hegar-based-method-for-aortic-valve-replacement-in-multiple-valve-surgery
#4
Marco Gennari, Marco Agrifoglio, Gabriella Ricciardi, Gianluca Polvani
BACKGROUND: Small aortic annuli are a challenge and a proper valve size is needed to avoid important prosthesis-patient mismatch, especially in case of multiple valves surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We proposed a technique involving the use of Hegar dilators in the aortic position while replacing the mitral valve, in order to maintain the proper aortic diameter. We used this method on two patients and we found it easy and reproducible. CONCLUSIONS: We report neither operative nor postoperative complications...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783995/bowel-obstruction-due-to-retained-intraperitoneal-left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad-driveline
#5
Daniel Miklin, Ivy Lewis, Howard Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) provide a lifesaving bridge to cardiac transplant. Utilization of these devices is increasing in the United States. When a patient undergoes cardiac transplant, the left ventricular device is surgically removed and the driveline is extracted or left tunneled in the subcutaneous tissue. Our group encountered a rare and previously unreported complication of this device: intraperitoneal infiltration of a retained driveline after cardiac transplant causing a small bowel obstruction...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776423/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair-via-right-mini-thoracotomy-in-patient-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#6
Takura Taguchi, Hiroyuki Nishi, Kimihiro Kurose, Kohei Horikawa, Go Kanazawa, Toshiki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients is challenging because anemia and neutropenia develop as a result of the syndrome, leading to infection and bleeding tendency during surgery. We report the case of minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy and perioperative use of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a patient with MDS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old man with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) was referred for surgical treatment for mitral valve regurgitation and underwent a minimally invasive mitral valve repair via a right mini-thoracotomy (MICS mitral procedure)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776420/the-relationship-between-preoperative-psychological-evaluation-and-compensatory-sweating
#7
Huai-Yu Wang, Yan-Jun Zhu, Jie Liu, Li-Wei Li, Ying-Hui Liu
BACKGROUND: This study analyzes the relationship between preoperative psychological states of primary palmar hyperhidrosis patients and postoperative compensatory sweating. METHODS: We evaluated the psychological states of patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis who received sympathectomy in our hospital from 2016 to 2017. The relationship between preoperative psychological states and postoperative compensatory sweating were assessed using Spearman's rank-order correlation...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776385/generation-of-ventilation-perfusion-ratio-map-in-surgical-patients-by-dual-energy-ct-after-xenon-inhalation-and-intravenous-contrast-media
#8
Kohei Aoki, Yotaro Izumi, Wataru Watanabe, Yuji Shimizu, Hisato Osada, Norinari Honda, Toshihide Itoh, Mitsuo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: While many studies have evaluated the change in lung volume before and after lung resection and correlated this with pulmonary function test results, there is very little evidence on the changes in ventilation perfusion ratio (V/Q) before versus after lung resection. In the present pilot study, we evaluated if V/Q mapping can be constructed using dual energy CT images. METHODS: Thirty-one lung cancer patients planned for pulmonary resection were included in this study...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776382/sternal-instability-measured-with-radiostereometric-analysis-a-study-of-method-feasibility-accuracy-and-precision
#9
Rikke Falsig Vestergaard, Kjeld Søballe, John Michael Hasenkam, Maiken Stilling
BACKGROUND: A small, but unstable, saw-gap may hinder bone-bridging and induce development of painful sternal dehiscence. We propose the use of Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA) for evaluation of sternal instability and present a method validation. METHODS: Four bone analogs (phantoms) were sternotomized and tantalum beads were inserted in each half. The models were reunited with wire cerclage and placed in a radiolucent separation device. Stereoradiographs (n = 48) of the phantoms in 3 positions were recorded at 4 imposed separation points...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776376/hybrid-surgery-in-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-with-abdominal-aorta-feeding-vessel-a-case-report
#10
Haining Zhou, Shoujun Tang, Quanshui Fu, Li Yu, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sequestration is a rare congenital pulmonary dysplasia, which requires surgical resection (either via open thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery [VATS] or via endoluminal occlusion of the abnormal feeding vessel). CASE PRESENTATION: We described a 51-year-old female patient with a history of recurrent cough and repeated pneumonia. She was referred to our hospital for further work-up of pulmonary sequestration. We performed a hybrid surgery (i...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769130/diagnostic-accuracy-of-low-dose-dual-source-cardiac-computed-tomography-as-compared-to-surgery-in-univentricular-heart-patients
#11
Narumol Chaosuwannakit, Pattarapong Makarawate
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the ability of low radiation dose dual-source computed tomography (DSCT) to depict the features of morphological univentricular heart and to define accuracy by comparing findings with surgery. METHODS: Low radiation dose dual-source cardiac computed tomography (CCT) of 33 cases of functional univentricular heart preliminary diagnosis by echocardiography compared with the results of surgery were retrospectively analyzed (aged 1 day to 4 years, median 5 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769089/left-upper-division-segmentectomy-with-a-simultaneous-displaced-bronchus-and-pulmonary-arteriovenous-anomalies-a-case-report
#12
Kazuki Hayashi, Makoto Motoishi, Kanna Horimoto, Satoru Sawai, Jun Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: A displaced bronchus is a rare disorder of the left upper lobe. Displaced bronchi are often accompanied by an anomaly of a pulmonary artery, but rarely of a pulmonary vein. CASE PRESENTATION: We here present a patient with primary lung cancer and simultaneous migration abnormalities of the pulmonary artery and vein in a displaced bronchus of the left upper lobe. Previous reports and our findings indicate that anomalies of the pulmonary artery and vein combined with a displaced bronchus of the left upper lobe have the following characteristics: (1) the left main pulmonary artery does not cross the dorsal side of the displaced bronchus; (2) V1 + 2 returns to the inferior pulmonary vein; and (3) there is an accessory fissure (aberrant fissure) in the segments dominated by the displaced bronchus...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764457/video-mediastinoscopy-assisted-fish-bone-extraction-and-superior-medistinal-abscess-debridement
#13
Jun Wang, Wei Bing Wu, Liang Chen, Quan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Mediastinum abscess caused by sharp esophageal foreign body perforation usually needs surgical treatment, and the surgical procedures vary according to size of perforation and scope of abscess, etc. For special case with small esophageal mucosal crevasse and focal abscess confined to mediastinum, minimally invasive surgery with guidance of video-mediastinoscopy would be an alternative method, however, application of video-mediastinoscopy in this life-threatening situation was rarely reported...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720205/retrograde-type-a-dissection-in-a-24th-gestational-week-pregnant-patient-the-importance-of-interdisciplinary-interaction-to-a-successful-outcome
#14
Jerry Easo, Michael Horst, Bernhard Schmuck, Rohit Philip Thomas, Steffen Saupe, Malte Book, Alexander Weymann
BACKGROUND: Type A Dissection in pregnancy is a devastating medical condition with 2 lives at stake and unclear strategy at early gestational stages. We describe a successful outcome, clearly dependent on the coordination of all involved disciplines. CASE PRESENTATION: This case history describes a 28 year old female with a 24th week pregnancy gravida 2 para 0 with a DeBakey Type I aortic dissection, diagnosed via ultrasound. Surgery was perfomed on the day of diagnosis...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716636/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-with-mini-thoracotomy-for-the-management-of-pulmonary-hydatid-cysts
#15
Nizar Abbas, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Fatima Abbas, Tareq Al Saadi, Ibrahem Hanafi, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Tarek Turk, Ahmad Al Khaddour
BACKGROUND: Hydatid cyst is an endemic infectious disease. Various modalities have been provided to approach hydatosis. This article reports a 20-years-experience of a new minimally invasive technique for the management of solitary pulmonary hydatid cysts using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral single pulmonary hydatid cyst excision using VATS with mini-thoracotomy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695259/porcine-pulmonary-valve-decellularization-with-naoh-based-vs-detergent-process-preliminary-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessments
#16
Mathieu van Steenberghe, Thomas Schubert, Sébastien Gerelli, Caroline Bouzin, Yves Guiot, Daela Xhema, Xavier Bollen, Karim Abdelhamid, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Glutaraldehyde fixed xenogeneic heart valve prosthesis are hindered by calcification and lack of growth potential. The aim of tissue decellularization is to remove tissue antigenicity, avoiding the use of glutaraldehyde and improve valve integration with low inflammation and host cell recolonization. In this preliminary study, we investigated the efficacy of a NaOH-based process for decellularization and biocompatibility improvement of porcine pulmonary heart valves in comparison to a detergent-based process (SDS-SDC0, 5%)...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690894/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-lung-cancer
#17
Zhiqiang Yang, Chunbo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Several retrospective studies have confirmed that video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy is a safe and feasible treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients. As a minimally invasive technique, VATS usually leads to better clinical outcomes and better compliance with adjuvant treatment than conventional thoracotomy. Uniportal VATS (U-VATS) as an alternative option to conventional multi-port VATS has attracted much attention recently because reduced number and size of incisions may help to decrease inflammatory response and reduce postoperative pain for patients...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673380/a-standardized-approach-to-treat-complex-aortic-valve-endocarditis-a-case-series
#18
Anna Gomes, Jayant S Jainandunsing, Sander van Assen, Peter Paul van Geel, Bhanu Sinha, Sandro Gelsomino, Daniel M Johnson, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of complicated aortic valve endocarditis often is challenging, even for experienced surgeons. We aim at demonstrating a standardized surgical approach by stentless bioprostheses for the treatment of aortic valve endocarditis complicated by paravalvular abscess formation. METHODS: Sixteen patients presenting with aortic valve endocarditis (4 native and 12 prosthetic valves) and paravalvular abscess formation at various localizations and to different extents were treated by a standardized approach using stentless bioprostheses...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673376/the-fortune-cookie-flap-for-aesthetic-reconstruction-after-chest-keloid-resection-a-small-case-series
#19
Tae Hwan Park, Jang Won Lee, Chan Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: Generally, the recurrence rate of keloids is unacceptably high after surgical excision alone. Nevertheless, surgical reduction of keloids is inevitable in many cases. The reconstruction of extensive soft tissue defects following complete keloid resection is challenging to surgeons. In this study, we present our clinical experience using a novel fortune cookie flap for treating chest keloids. This flap provides an excellent surgical option that maintains natural appearance with minimal donor-site morbidity...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665860/the-use-of-cangrelor-with-heparin-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-a-patient-with-acute-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#20
Yan K Gernhofer, Michael Ross, Swapnil Khoche, Victor Pretorius
BACKGROUND: Optimal anticoagulation strategy for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in end-stage heart failure patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) requiring left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation remains uncertain. Presently, there are no large-scale randomized studies comparing outcomes of alternative anticoagulation strategies for CPB in this patient population. A novel antiplatelet agent - cangrelor, which is a potent P2Y12 inhibitor with robust antiplatelet efficacy, rapid reversibility, and measurable drug effect, has become available since 2015...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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