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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427095/performance-of-endocarditis-specific-risk-scores-in-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis
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Tom Kai Ming Wang, James Pemberton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427094/statin-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
#2
Oliver J Liakopoulos, Elmar W Kuhn, Ingo Slottosch, Matthias Thielmann, Daniel Wendt, Kathrin Kuhr, Heinz Jakob, Thorsten Wahlers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427093/video-assisted-thoracic-surgical-right-upper-lobectomy-with-bronchus-first-and-simultaneous-vessel-stapling-technique
#3
Linyou Zhang, Hao Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403481/do-flow-and-pulsatility-index-within-the-accepted-ranges-predict-long-term-outcomes-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#4
Maximiliano De Leon, Roberto Stanham, Gerardo Soca, Victor Dayan
Background Transit-time flow measurement (TTFM) is the gold standard for intraoperative detection of graft failure. Several reports show that TTFM and distal coronary bed quality (DCBQ) may also be useful for midterm detection of graft failure. Nonetheless, there are no data regarding their predictive role on long-term outcomes. Methods Patients with three-vessel disease who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in 2006 and received at least one graft to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) or to the first obtuse marginal (OM1) or posterior descending artery (PDA) were included...
April 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403480/box-lesion-with-single-radiofrequency-clamp
#5
Kasra Shaikhrezai, Cristiano Spadaccio, Steven Hunter
We introduce a maneuver to perform the box lesion as a part of Cox maze IV procedure with single radiofrequency clamp. The maneuver entails engaging the right pulmonary veins with the clamp, then advancing the clamp jaws underneath the superior vena cava through the transverse sinus to include the roof and the left pulmonary veins in the clamp. We regularly use this technique for box lesion with desirable transmurality.
April 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399601/the-interest-of-performing-on-demand-chest-x-rays-after-lung-resection-by-minimally-invasive-surgery
#6
Laura Haddad, Michael Bubenheim, Alain Bernard, Jean Melki, Christophe Peillon, Jean-Marc Baste
Background There is a lack of consensus in hospital centers regarding costly daily routine chest X-rays after lung resection by minimally invasive surgery. Indeed, there is no evidence that performing daily chest X-rays prevents postoperative complications. Our objective was to compare chest X-rays performed on demand when there was clinical suspicion of postoperative complications and chest X-rays performed systematically in daily routine practice. Methods This prospective single-center study compared 55 patients who had on-demand chest X-rays and patients in the literature who had daily routine chest X-rays...
April 11, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380656/early-results-of-surgical-simultaneous-therapy-for-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-heart-disease
#7
Marc Irqsusi, Alessandro Vannucchi, Julius Beckers, Stefan Kasseckert, Stefan Waldhans, Sebastian Vogt, Rainer G H Moosdorf
Background The purpose of this single-center, retrospective study was to review the early outcome with defined endpoints of myocardial infarction, brain injury, and death after coronary bypass grafting and simultaneous carotid endarterectomy with or without combined valve replacement. Methods During the preoperative investigation 52 (44 males, 8 females) patients were examined by cardiac catheterization within the scope of their coronary status. In addition, all patients underwent echocardiography, CT angiography of the supra-aortic vessels, and full description of their neurologic status...
April 5, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355655/coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-diffuse-advanced-coronary-artery-disease-1-year-clinical-and-angiographic-results
#8
Luciana Oliveira Cascaes Dourado, Marcio Sommer Bittencourt, Alexandre Costa Pereira, Nilson Tavares Poppi, Luis Alberto Oliveira Dallan, José Eduardo Krieger, Luiz Antonio Machado Cesar, Luís Henrique Wolff Gowdak
Background Proper treatment of patients with diffuse, severe coronary artery disease (CAD) is a challenge due to its complexity. Thus, data on the outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in this population is scarce. In this study, we aimed to determine the impact of CABG on the clinical and functional status, as well as graft patency in those individuals. Methods Patients with severe and diffuse CAD who underwent incomplete CABG due to complex anatomy or extensive distal coronary involvement were evaluated preoperatively and 1 year after surgery...
March 29, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340493/conservative-treatment-with-octreotide-to-provide-early-recovery-of-children-with-esophageal-perforation
#9
Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Kaan Sonmez, Abdullah Can Basaklar
Background The effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) in children with octreotide is highlighted. Methods Records of nine patients (seven boys and two girls with an average age of 5.83 ± 5.35 years) with EP were reviewed. Results EP developed in six patients during dilation of esophageal stenosis (five of six caused by caustic burns). In the other three patients, EP developed after nasogastric placement, after endotracheal intubation, and during endoscopy for foreign body...
March 24, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324909/an-extrapericardial-minimally-invasive-approach-for-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#10
Jeko M Madjarov, Michael G Katz, Brad Poole, Svetozar Madzharov, John M Fedor, Francis Robicsek
The indications for placement of an implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have greatly expanded over the last years. However, standard transvenous approach is not suitable for a subset of patients who cannot benefit from ICD therapy. Here, we have demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of extrapericardial ICD placement through a minimally invasive access in intact hearts as well as in postmyocardial infarction large animal models. Based on our data, we conclude that extrapericardial ICD placement is a feasible approach that may be a valuable alternative or adjunct to current defibrillator lead systems...
March 21, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315287/elective-primary-or-secondary-delayed-sternal-closure-improves-outcome-in-severely-compromised-patients
#11
Antonio M Calafiore, Azmat A Sheikh, Juan J Alfonso, Tarek Tantawi, Belgeit Maklouf, Ahmed Shawki, Ahmed Allam, Mohammed O Awadi, Ahmed A Osman, Aly M Habib, Michele Di Mauro
Background Delayed sternal closure (DSC) in patients with severely compromised preoperative hemodynamics can be helpful as the chest sometimes cannot be able to contain both lungs and heart. We report our experience to evaluate the midterm results of this strategy in an adult population. Materials and Methods From May 2009 till July 2015, 33 patients had DSC as first treatment of severe hemodynamic deterioration after cardiac surgery. Surgical procedures were valvular (9.27%) or coronary artery bypass grafting + others (24...
March 17, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315286/coronary-endarterectomy-or-patch-angioplasty-for-diffuse-left-anterior-descending-artery-disease
#12
Ohad Bitan, Paul A Pirundini, Eyal Leshem, Carrie Consalvi, Siobhan McGurk, Quincy King, Dan Loberman
Background Coronary endarterectomy and patch angioplasty for the left anterior descending (LAD) artery have been shown to be effective adjunct techniques to surgical revascularization for severe coronary lesions. The objective of this study is to review the short- and long-term results of these two methods in our institution. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 166 consecutive patients who underwent internal thoracic artery grafting to the LAD, with either adjunct endarterectomy (95 patients) or patch angioplasty (71 patients) between 2002 and 2014...
March 17, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282662/r3-versus-r4-thoracoscopic-sympathectomy-for-severe-palmar-hyperhidrosis
#13
Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Han Jiang, Jianjun Xu, Dongliang Yu
Background Thoracoscopic sympathectomy (TS) was the preferred surgical treatment for palmar hyperhidrosis (PH), but postoperative complications such as compensatory sweating (CS) were common. This study was projected to compare R3 versus R4 TS for treating severe PH. Methods From April 2009 and March 2015, 106 consecutive patients with severe PH underwent bilateral R3 (n = 62) or R4 (n = 44) TS at The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University. The patients were followed up to evaluate symptom resolution, postoperative complications, satisfaction level, and severity of CS...
March 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282661/influence-of-body-mass-index-on-compensatory-sweating-in-patients-after-thoracic-sympathectomy-due-to-palmar-hyperhidrosis
#14
Lukasz Dobosz, Natalia Cwalina, Tomasz Stefaniak
Background Thoracic sympathectomy (TS) is one of the most effective methods of treatment of primary hyperhidrosis. One of the side effects of this procedure is compensatory sweating (CS). Objective The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of body mass index (BMI) on CS in patients after TS due to palmar hyperhidrosis. Methods Data from 157 patients with palmar hyperhidrosis who underwent TS were collected. The patients were subsequently divided in two groups according to their initial BMI: group A, BMI < 25 kg/m(2), and group B, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m(2)...
March 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282660/clinical-results-of-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-their-role-in-risk-models-a-case-control-study
#15
Cagdas Baran, Mehmet Cakici, Evren Ozcinar, Serkan Durdu, Bahadir Inan, Mustafa Sirlak, Ruchan Akar
Background To evaluate the results of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) following cardiac surgery in the TurcoSCORE (TrS) database. Methods Sixty patients with HCV who underwent cardiac surgery between 2005 and 2016 in our clinic out of a total 8,018 patients from the TrS database were included in the study. The perioperative morbidity and mortality rates in these patients were compared with a matched cohort. Results The mean follow-up time was 96.6 ± 12.3 months. Hospital mortality rates (HCV group 5% vs...
March 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259111/evidence-based-surgery-of-aortic-regurgitation-results-of-a-questionnaire-in-german-speaking-countries
#16
Christian Dinges, Johannes Steindl, Wolfgang Hitzl, Tobias Kiesslich, Rainald Seitelberger
Background evidence-based medicine (EBM) approaches have reached broad acceptance, both in conservative and surgical disciplines. The aim of this study is to clarify the role of EBM in a rare condition of aortic regurgitation (AR) with surgical indication. Methods A purpose-built Internet-based questionnaire was sent to 607 cardiovascular surgeons in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A virtual 64-year-old patient's medical history was presented, including two ultrasound images and one computed tomography scan, showing a 58-mm aortic root aneurysm and a severe trileaflet regurgitant aortic valve...
March 4, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259110/why-does-prosthetic-replacement-seemingly-have-higher-perioperative-mortality-than-valve-repair-in-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
#17
Kerem M Vural
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259109/reply-by-the-original-authors-of-the-article
#18
Markus K Heinemann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259108/editor-s-commentary
#19
Markus K Heinemann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 4, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249343/predictors-of-outcome-in-modern-surgery-for-lung-abscess
#20
Michael Schweigert, Norbert Solymosi, Attila Dubecz, Joseph John, Doug West, Paul Leonhard Boenisch, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Carlos F Giraldo Ospina, Ana Beatriz Almeida, Helmut Witzigmann, Hubert J Stein
Background Surgery for lung abscess is a challenging task. Timing and indications for surgery are not well established. Identification of predictors of outcome could help to clarify the role of surgery. Methods Patients who underwent major thoracic surgery for infectious lung abscess were identified at six centers for general thoracic surgery in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Study period was 2000 to 2016. Results There were 91 patients. Pulmonary sepsis (48), pleural empyema (43), persistent air leakage (25), acute renal failure (12), and respiratory failure with mechanical ventilation (25) were already preoperatively present...
March 1, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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