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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890466/changes-in-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-and-the-predictors-of-improvement-in-arterial-stiffness-following-aortic-valve-replacement
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Emir Cantürk, Beytullah Çakal, Oğuz Karaca, Onur Omaygenç, Salih Salihi, Arda Özyüksel, Atıf Akçevin
BACKGROUND: The interaction between valvular aortic stenosis (AS) and arterial stiffness, as well as the impact of aortic valve replacement (AVR) on arterial stiffness, remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the degree of AS severity on non-invasive pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurements. We also searched whether the AVR procedure favorably affects PWV. METHODS: In all, 38 patients undergoing AVR for chronic AS were included. The degree of aortic stiffness was measured with PWV at both baseline and 6 months after AVR...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890465/hemodynamics-of-pericardial-aortic-valves-contemporary-stented-versus-stentless-valves-in-a-matched-comparison
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Torsten Christ, Sebastian Holinski, Konstantin Zhigalov, Christina Barbara Zielinski, Herko Grubitzsch
PURPOSE: Hemodynamic performance of aortic valve bioprostheses is essential for reliable function and durability. So far, the supra-annularly implanted stentless Sorin Freedom Solo (SFS) demonstrated unsurpassed hemodynamic properties. As contemporary stented and externally mounted pericardial bioprostheses, like the Labcor Dokimos Plus (LDP), also improve hemodynamic performance, these types of valves were compared in this study. METHODS: A total of 218 patients, who underwent aortic valve replacement with the LDP or the SFS, were matched retrospectively 1:1 on variables affecting hemodynamic measurements: implanted valve size, age, sex, and body surface area (BSA)...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883209/is-anatomic-lung-resection-necessary-in-surgical-treatment-of-giant-lung-hydatid-cysts-in-childhood
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Omer Onal, Omer Faruk Demir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of parenchymal saving methods for giant lung hydatid cysts and to discuss the necessity of anatomic lung resection in childhood. METHODS: The patients under the age of 16 years who were operated between January 2000 and January 2017 due to pulmonary hydatid cyst were evaluated retrospectively (n = 200). In all, 32 patients who had giant hydatid cyst were included in this study. Parenchymal saving methods (cystotomy-capitonnage) were preferred and decortication was also performed for pleural thickening if needed...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819089/follow-up-practices-of-surgeons-and-medical-oncologists-in-australia-and-new-zealand-following-resection-of-esophagogastric-cancers
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Tim Chew, Tim Bright, Timothy J Price, David I Watson, Peter G Devitt
PURPOSE: Follow-up practices for patients who have undergone surgical resection of esophagogastric malignancies are variable and poorly documented. To better understand practice, a questionnaire was used to survey surgeons and medical oncologists to determine whether any consensus exists. METHODS: An opt-in online questionnaire was sent to esophagogastric surgeons and medical oncologists via the membership lists for the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA), the Australian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Groups (AGITG), and the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794388/long-term-outcomes-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-pericardiectomy-for-pericardial-effusion
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Yasushi Mizukami, Nobuhito Ueda, Hirofumi Adachi, Jun Arikura, Keishi Kondo
PURPOSE: Chronic or recurrent pericardial effusion is often associated with malignant disease. However, there have been few reports of the long-term outcomes after video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) pericardiectomy. We have performed it since 1992, and report our procedure and outcomes. METHODS: Patients who underwent VATS pericardiectomy were investigated. RESULTS: In all, 29 patients (12 men; median age: 61 (23-88) years) were evaluated; 8 had no malignancies and 21 did...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794387/carotid-endarterectomy-with-routine-shunt-for-patients-with-contralateral-carotid-occlusion
#6
Jie Kong, Jinyong Li, Zhidong Ye, Xueqiang Fan, Jianyan Wen, Jianbin Zhang, Peng Liu
This study aimed to report the clinical features and early and long-term outcomes of patients treated with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) combined with a routine shunt for carotid stenosis with the occlusion of the contralateral carotid artery (CCO), and to compare them with patients without contralateral occlusion (NO-CCO). A retrospective analysis included 301 patients who had carotid artery stenosis treated with CEA using a routine shunt. Of these patients, 35 patients and 266 patients were categorized into a CCO group and NO-CCO group, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768935/predictors-of-quality-of-life-improvement-after-2-years-of-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Vladan Peric, Radojica Stolic, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Rade Grbic, Bratislav Lazic, Sasa Sovtic, Milorad Borzanovic
PURPOSE: The aim was to examine the predictors of improvement of quality of life after 2 years of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: In all, 208 patients who underwent the elective CABG at the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases Dedinje in Belgrade were contacted and examined 2 years after the surgery. All patients completed Nottingham Health Profile Questionnaire part one. RESULTS: Two years after CABG, quality of life (QOL) in patients was significantly improved in all sections compared to preoperative period...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717057/glucose-variability-based-on-continuous-glucose-monitoring-assessment-is-associated-with-postoperative-complications-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Hiroki Sato, Michihiro Hosojima, Tomomi Ishikawa, Kenji Aoki, Takeshi Okamoto, Akihiko Saito, Masanori Tsuchida
PURPOSE: This purpose of this prospective study was to use a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to evaluate the suitability of our institution's glucose management protocol after cardiovascular surgery and to clarify the impact of glycemic variability on postoperative complications. METHODS: In all, 76 patients who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery and were monitored perioperatively using a CGM system were evaluated. Postoperative glucose management consisted of continuous intravenous insulin infusion (CIII) in the intensive care unit, and subcutaneous insulin injections (SQII) after oral food intake started...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690286/a-case-of-recurrent-pneumothorax-associated-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-treated-with-bilateral-simultaneous-surgery-and-total-pleural-covering
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Kyoshiro Takegahara, Naoyuki Yoshino, Jitsuo Usuda
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder characterized by a triad of skin tumors, renal tumors, and multiple pulmonary cysts. Our patient was a 40-year-old man with a history of recurrent bilateral pneumothorax and a family history of pneumothorax. The patient visited our department with chest pain and was diagnosed with left pneumothorax based on a chest X-ray. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed multiple cysts in both lungs. We performed thoracoscopic bilateral bullectomy with curative intent...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679967/thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pneumothorax-following-outpatient-drainage-therapy
#10
Atsushi Sano, Takuma Yotsumoto
PURPOSE: We investigated the outcomes of surgery for pneumothorax following outpatient drainage therapy. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 34 patients who underwent operations following outpatient drainage therapy with the Thoracic Vent at our hospital between December 2012 and September 2016. Indications for outpatient drainage therapy were pneumothorax without circulatory or respiratory failure and pleural effusion. Indications for surgical treatment were persistent air leakage and patient preference for surgery to prevent or reduce the incidence of recurrent pneumothorax...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637940/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-with-tangential-partial-resection-of-the-innominate-vein
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Motoki Yano, Katsuhiro Okuda, Osamu Kawano, Ayumi Suzuki, Risa Oda, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Masayuki Haniuda
We herein report a case in which thoracoscopic thymectomy with partial resection of the brachiocephalic vein was performed using a subxiphoid approach. We suggest the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thymectomy. We could extend the indications of thoracoscopic thymectomy for invasive tumors. Thoracoscopic thymectomy with the combined resection of part of the brachiocephalic vein was possible. The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was diffuse large cell B-cell lymphoma. Since the postoperative complications were minimal, postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy could be initiated without delay...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626162/intervention-of-the-nuss-procedure-on-the-mental-health-of-pectus-excavatum-patients
#12
Li Luo, Bo Xu, Xinling Wang, Bo Tan, Jing Zhao
Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, but little is known about the influence of the Nuss surgical procedure on mental health of patients with PE. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the influence of the PE Nuss surgical procedure on mental health in Chinese patients and identify the predictors of psychological status for PE. Patients with PE (n = 266) underwent a standard surgical procedure by the same surgeon and did the Symptom Checklist 90 (SCL-90) and the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) questionnaires before and 1 year after surgery...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539544/postoperative-outcome-of-high-risk-octogenarians-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-multicenter-observational-retrospective-study
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Michal Porizka, Jan Kunstyr, Tomas Vanek, Michal Nejedly, Jana Buckova, Jiri Mokrejs, Frantisek Mosna
PURPOSE: Cardiac surgery in octogenarians with severely deteriorated functional status is increasingly common, but outcome data are still limited. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative outcome, survival, and quality of life of low-, medium-, and high-risk octogenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: In all, 285 Czech octogenarians who underwent any cardiac surgical procedure between January 2011 and December 2012 were included in the study. Five out of all twelve national adult cardiac surgical centers participated in the study, representing almost half of all octogenarians operated in our country in that period...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539542/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-unexpected-lymph-node-metastasis
#14
Tomohiro Haruki, Makoto Wakahara, Yuki Matsuoka, Ken Miwa, Kunio Araki, Yuji Taniguchi, Hiroshige Nakamura
PURPOSE: The objective is to demonstrate the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with unexpected node-positive lung adenocarcinoma and to analyze predictive factors of unexpected disease. METHODS: We reviewed 225 patients with lung adenocarcinoma who underwent curative-intent operation between January 2008 and December 2014. Unexpected node-positive diseases were defined as cases with hilar or mediastinal lymph nodes metastasis in spite of both negative significant enlargement of lymph nodes on preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) and negative fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in lymph nodes on preoperative positron emission tomography (PET)/CT...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484151/surgical-treatment-for-pulmonary-metastasis-of-head-and-neck-cancer-study-of-58-cases
#15
Yuki Nakajima, Yoshihito Iijima, Hiroyasu Kinoshita, Hirohiko Akiyama, Takeshi Beppu, Hidetaka Uramoto, Tomomi Hirata
PURPOSE: Although the number of surgeries performed for pulmonary metastasis of head and neck cancer has been increasing, there have been few reports of the surgical effectiveness. We collected the data of surgeries performed in our facility in order to discuss the surgical performance and indication. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the prognosis and predictors for 58 patients with pulmonary metastasis of head and neck cancer who underwent a surgery in our facility during the 15-year period, from January 2000 to December 2015...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450683/coil-intrabronchial-migration-in-an-arteriovenous-malformation-patient-treated-10-years-ago
#16
Tadashi Umehara, Masaya Aoki, Go Kamimura, Kazuhiro Wakida, Toshiyuki Nagata, Tsunayuki Otsuka, Masami Sato
A 56-year-old male who had received transcatheter coil deposition 10 years ago for an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was admitted to our hospital because of persistent hemosputum. Chest radiograph and bronchoscopy revealed straightened coil bundles in his air way. Recently, less invasive transcatheter intervention has been performed more frequently for treatment of AVM than surgical resection. In our case, however, chest radiography and bronchoscopy showed that the coils might migrate from the deposited site to the airway...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367854/development-of-allograft-cancer-after-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
#17
Esther I Schwarz, Bart Vrugt, Lars C Huber, Christian Murer, Mace M Schuurmans, Ilhan Inci, Christian Benden
INTRODUCTION: In contrast to skin cancer and lymphoproliferative disorders, de-novo lung allograft cancer is seldom reported after lung transplantation. CASE REPORT: A 19-year-old patient with severe pulmonary hypertension listed urgently for lung transplantation underwent successful bilateral lung transplant procedure receiving lungs from a 55-year-old donor with a smoking history of 30 pack years. After 3.5 years of lung transplantation, a locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma in the left lung allograft was diagnosed...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367853/familial-atrial-myxoma-three-related-cases-at-an-australian-tertiary-institution
#18
Campbell Schmidt, Atsuo Doi, Masashi Ura, Chris Cole, Julie Mundy
Carney complex accounts for up to two-thirds of familial cardiac myxoma. It is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome, which is also characterized by multiple mucocutaneous lesions and endocrine tumors. We report on three first-degree relatives who underwent surgical resection at the same Australian tertiary institution. One patient re-presented with a recurrent tumor at an interval of 6 years. In this context, the role of interval surveillance, family screening, and genetic testing is explored. We recommend interval echocardiographic surveillance for affected individuals and first-degree relatives given the high risk of recurrence and the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiac tumors in any location...
August 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637939/surgery-of-thymic-tumor-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#19
Masahiro Yanagiya, Jun Matsumoto, Hirotsugu Hashimoto, Yoshio Suzuki, Hajime Horiuchi
Because a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a rare congenital malformation in the thoracic venous system, surgery of the thymus in such patients has rarely been reported. We herein present a case involving a 68-year-old woman who was treated for a thymic tumor adhering to a PLSVC. She underwent complete resection of the thymic tumor through median sternotomy with left-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery. Although the tumor was close to the left phrenic nerve, this nerve was safely preserved. The pathological diagnosis was mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the thymus...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496017/comparison-of-the-incidence-of-complications-and-secondary-surgical-interventions-necessary-in-patients-with-chronic-lower-limb-ischemia-treated-by-both-open-and-endovascular-surgeries
#20
Dariusz Janczak, Maciej Malinowski, Wojciech Bąkowski, Katarzyna Krakowska, Karol Marschollek, Paweł Marschollek, Mariusz Chabowski
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects 3%-10% of the population before the age of 70 years and 15%-20% after that age.The aim of the study was to compare the incidence of complications and secondary interventions in patients who underwent each type of treatment. METHODS: We analyzed 734 medical records of the Department of Surgery at the 4th Military Teaching Hospital in Wroclaw, In total, 394 were operated on with open surgery; an endarterectomy (59...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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