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Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975821/normokalemic-nondepolarizing-long-acting-blood-cardioplegia
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Amber Malhotra, Vivek Wadhawa, Jaydip Ramani, Pankaj Garg, Pranav Sharma, Himani Pandya, Dayesh Rodricks, Reema Tavar
Objective Blood cardioplegia, the gold-standard cardioprotective strategy, requires frequent dosing, resulting in hyperkalemia-induced myocardial edema. The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a long-acting blood-based cardioplegia with physiological potassium levels versus the well-established cold blood St. Thomas' Hospital no. 1 cardioplegia solution in multivalve surgeries. Methods One hundred patients undergoing simultaneous elective aortic and mitral valve replacement ± tricuspid valve repair were randomized in two groups...
September 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699390/randomized-controlled-trial-of-chest-tube-removal-aided-by-a-party-balloon
#2
Puwadon Thitivaraporn, Natawat Narueponjirakul, Pasurachate Samorn, Supparerk Prichayudh, Sukanya Sriussadaporn, Rattaplee Pak-Art, Suvit Sriussadaporn, Kritaya Kritayakirana
Background Recurrent pneumothorax is one of the most common complications after thoracostomy tube removal. The purpose of this study was to assess the optimal method of thoracostomy tube removal by comparing party balloon-assisted Valsalva and classic Valsalva techniques. Methods Trauma patients with indications for tube thoracostomy from 2014 to 2015 were recruited. Exclusion criteria were age < 15- or > 64-years-old, history of chronic lung disease, Glasgow Coma Scale < 13, latex allergy, or tracheostomy...
September 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610439/congenitally-corrected-transposition-complex-anatomic-repair-or-fontan-pathway
#3
Supreet P Marathe, Matthew I Jones, Julian Ayer, Jessica Sun, Yishay Orr, Charlotte Verrall, Ian A Nicholson, Richard B Chard, Gary F Sholler, David S Winlaw
Background Successful anatomic repair of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries achieves excellent outcomes. Several centers report excellent long-term survival with the Fontan pathway as well. We have selectively applied both approaches depending on individual patient morphology, with anatomic repair preferred but utilizing the Fontan pathway when high technical complexity or operative risk is anticipated. Methods Hospital records over an 18-year period (1998-2016) were reviewed to identify patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries who underwent surgical management...
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610438/pneumorachis-associated-with-persistent-tachycardia-after-blunt-thoracic-trauma
#4
Paris-Dimitrios Kalogerakos, George Lazopoulos, Stefanos Palioudakis, Ioannis Drositis, Kiriaki Chionidou, George Chalkiadakis
Pneumorachis, or intraspinal air, can be a rare result of blunt thoracic trauma. We report the case of a 40-year-old man with multiple injuries and pneumorachis associated with persistent tachycardia. As factors that increase heart rate were gradually ruled out, intraspinal air was considered the potential culprit. Computed tomography revealed intraspinal air at the thoracic level, which possibly promoted cardiac arrhythmogenesis. Air may transiently compress the preganglionic cardiac sympathetic nerves and increase sympathetic output to the heart...
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605955/solitary-thymic-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-13-years-after-surgery
#5
Akira Fukunaga, Yuji Sasamura, Akio Takada, Yoshihiro Murakami, Hirotake Abe, Mamoru Miyasaka
A 59-year-old woman was noted to have an anterior mediastinal mass on computed tomography at a regular follow-up 13 years after initial surgery for left breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an anterior mediastinal mass. A total thymectomy with excision of surrounding lymphoid tissue was performed. Pathological examination of the resected tumor confirmed the diagnosis of thymic metastasis from breast cancer. The patient has been alive for 6 years after thymectomy. Metastases to the thymus are rare, but long-term survival can be expected with appropriate treatment...
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605954/surgical-resection-of-pulmonary-inflammatory-pseudotumors-long-term-outcome
#6
Marine Peretti, Dana M Radu, Karel Pfeuty, Antoine Dujon, Marc Riquet, Emmanuel Martinod
Background Pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumors are rare lesions that remain problematic in several aspects, especially regarding the therapeutic strategy. The goal of this study was to evaluate long-term survival in a multicenter series of patients who required surgery for pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumors. Methods Thirty-six cases of pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumors, operated on in 3 French thoracic surgery departments between 1989 and 2015, were studied retrospectively. We recorded pre-, peri- and postoperative data for each patient, and long-term survival was analyzed...
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605953/posterior-mediastinal-m%C3%A3-llerian-cyst-a-rare-cause-of-pain-in-a-young-woman
#7
Rebecca Weedle, Keith Conway, Igor Saftic, Alan Soo
Thoracic pain in a young woman carries a wide differential diagnosis. We present the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with thoracic pain due to a posterior mediastinal Müllerian cyst. Excision was performed by left uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. This is the first report to describe thoracic pain that resolved with excision of the cyst.
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673141/a-case-of-chondrosarcoma-originating-from-the-pulmonary-artery
#8
Kenji Sakakibara, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kazunari Kasai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673140/minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-systematic-review
#9
Keita Kikuchi, Makoto Mori
To minimize surgical morbidity in coronary artery bypass grafting, minimally invasive cardiac surgery has gained popularity. Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting offers unique advantages compared to conventional off-pump coronary artery bypass or minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in that it enables the surgeon to harvest and graft bilateral internal thoracic arteries via a small thoracotomy while being conducted completely off-pump. This review focuses on current evidence behind off-pump coronary artery bypass, multi-arterial revascularization, patient populations that would most benefit from bilateral internal thoracic artery minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting, the surgical technique, and early outcomes...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592141/a-case-of-supernumerary-intrathoracic-rib
#10
Masaki Ikeda, Ken-Ichiro Inoue, Hideki Kusagaya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592139/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-elderly-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Keiji Yamanashi, Norihito Okumura, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Ayuko Takahashi, Takashi Nakashima, Tomoaki Matsuoka, Kotaro Kameyama
Background Adjuvant chemotherapy after complete surgical resection is currently the standard of care for patients with stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer. However, the generalizability of this treatment to elderly patients is controversial. We investigated the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients aged over 75 years with stage IB-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer. Methods We retrospectively analyzed 246 consecutive patients aged over 75 years with stage IB-IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent standard lung cancer surgery between January 2001 and December 2015...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554219/differential-diagnosis-of-a-rare-papillary-tumor-and-mucinous-adenocarcinoma
#12
Shunichiro Matsuoka, Ryoichi Kondo, Keiko Ishii
Ciliated muconodular papillary tumors are characterized as rare papillary tumors of the peripheral lung, and involve ciliated, goblet, and basal cell proliferation with mucin secretion. We report the case of a 76-year-old woman who had an irregular solid nodule in the lung on chest computed tomography during a health screening. A wedge resection was performed. Although the intraoperative cytological diagnosis was mucinous adenocarcinoma, the final histological diagnosis was ciliated muconodular papillary tumor...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549384/rapidly-growing-cystic-hygroma-in-an-adult-patient
#13
Talha Dogruyol, Halil Tozum, Tahir Sevval Eren
Cystic hygroma is a benign tumor of lymphatic tissue. It usually develops before the second year of life and is rarely seen in adults. A 26-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with a swelling in the left supraclavicular region, which had appeared 5 months earlier and grown rapidly. Ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a 7-cm cystic lesion in the neighborhood of the carotid artery and jugular vein medially and the supraclavicular region inferiorly The lesion was dissected completely from the surrounding tissue...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513189/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-the-transaortic-approach
#14
Simon Cy Chow, Gary Sh Cheung, Alex Pw Lee, Eugene B Wu, Jacky Yk Ho, Micky Wt Kwok, Peter Sy Yu, Innes Yp Wan, Malcolm J Underwood, Randolph Hl Wong
Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been established as a safe and effective treatment option for patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk. However, some patients may not be suitable for the transfemoral approach due to severe iliofemoral disease or aneurysmal disease of the thoracoabdominal aorta. The aim of this case series was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical outcomes of the transaortic approach. Methods From May 2015 to June 2016, 5 patients (mean age 78.4 ± 3.9 years) with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation after a heart team discussion...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457173/a-survey-on-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#15
Mohammad Bashar Izzat, Farouk Almohammad, Ahmad F Raslan
Background Surgical pulmonary thromboendarterectomy has been established as the treatment of choice for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. We conducted a survey among Asia-Pacific cardiothoracic surgeons to examine their current practice demographics and reflect their views on the future prospects for pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery. Methods All cardiothoracic surgeons who were registered on the CTSNet.org website and based in the Asia-Pacific region were invited to participate in an online survey...
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008767/classic-lung-bulla
#16
Bhabatosh Biswas, Rajarshi Basu, Bhakti Banerjee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524741/a-surgical-case-of-mycotic-aneurysm-with-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
#17
Kosuke Mukaihara, Kazuhisa Matsumoto, Jun Kadono, Yutaka Imoto
A 74-year-old man with a history of mitral valve repair was referred to our hospital with fever and diagnosed with mitral valve endocarditis involving occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. Bacterial cultures showed Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Despite antibiotic therapy, orthopnea ensued due to valve destruction. Emergency mitral valve replacement was performed. Computed tomography on postoperative day 10 revealed a rapidly expanding mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. Aneurysmectomy was undertaken...
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513188/late-presentation-of-esophageal-rupture-following-blunt-thoracic-trauma
#18
Vinitha V Nair, Kunal Krishna Singh, Joseph Thomas Kathayanat, Ratish Radhakrishnan, Akash Babu, Jayakumar Thanathu Krishnan Nair
Esophageal rupture following blunt thoracic trauma is extremely rare. A 30-year-old man sustained a road traffic accident causing blunt thoracic trauma that resulted in lower esophageal rupture. He presented 24 h after the initial trauma and was managed with primary repair and aggressive lavage with a drainage procedure. Early identification and repair of esophageal rupture is vital for preventing mediastinitis, but an aggressive surgical and postoperative management strategy can prevent mortality even in late presentations...
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492336/development-of-indication-criteria-for-preoperative-examination-in-lung-cancer
#19
Masayuki Nakao, Yosuke Matsuura, Hirofumi Uehara, Mingyon Mun, Ken Nakagawa, Makoto Nishio, Yuichi Ishikawa, Sakae Okumura
Background Systemic examination for distant metastases is generally recommended for all lung cancer patients. However, this approach rarely detects distant metastases in typically resectable cT1-2N0 non-small-cell lung cancer. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with distant metastases and develop indication criteria for preoperative systemic examination in patients with cT1-2N0 non-small-cell lung cancer, with a particular focus on computed tomography imaging of primary lesions. Methods We retrospectively reviewed non-small-cell lung cancer patients treated at our institute between 2005 and 2013...
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480736/infective-endocarditis-and-multidisciplinary-work-a-call-for-action-in-asia
#20
Carlos A Mestres, Eduard Quintana, Jose M Miro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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