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Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

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September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785150/applications-of-3d-printing-in-healthcare
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Helena Dodziuk
3D printing is a relatively new, rapidly expanding method of manufacturing that found numerous applications in healthcare, automotive, aerospace and defense industries and in many other areas. In this review, applications in medicine that are revolutionizing the way surgeries are carried out, disrupting prosthesis and implant markets as well as dentistry will be presented. The relatively new field of bioprinting, that is printing with cells, will also be briefly discussed.
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785149/mediastinal-paragangliomas-related-to-sdhx-gene-mutations
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Ilona Michałowska, Jarosław Ćwikła, Aleksander Prejbisz, Paweł Kwiatek, Małgorzata Szperl, Wojciech Michalski, Lucjan Wyrwicz, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Andrzej Januszewicz, Anna Maciejczyk, Marta Roszczynko, Mariola Pęczkowska
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas (PGLs) related to hereditary syndromes are rare mediastinal tumors. Paragangliomas are caused by mutations in genes encoding subunits of succinate dehydrogenase enzyme (SDH). AIM: To evaluate clinical, anatomical and functional characteristics of mediastinal paragangliomas related to SDHx gene mutations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 75 patients with confirmed SDHx gene mutations (24 patients with SDHB, 5 SDHC, 46 with SDHD mutations) was performed...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785148/diffuse-coronary-artery-ectasia-in-a-patient-with-left-main-coronary-artery-trifurcation
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Jarosław Wasilewski, Piotr Desperak, Kamil Bujak, Jan Głowacki, Mariusz Gąsior
The term coronary ectasia is reserved to describe a diffuse dilatation of coronary artery segments that have a diameter that exceeds the size of normal adjacent coronary segments by 1.5 times. The occurrence of coronary artery ectasia (CAE) ranges from 3% to 8% in the group of patients undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography. The CAE is associated with traditional risk factors and often co-exists with coronary atherosclerosis, which suggests that ectasia may represent an advanced form of atherosclerosis...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785147/temporary-left-ventricular-assistance-for-extreme-postoperative-heart-failure-in-two-infants-with-bland-white-garland-syndrome
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Ewa K Urbańska, Szymon Pawlak, Adam Grzybowski, Joanna Śliwka, Jarosław Rycaj, Anna Obersztyn-Zawiślan, Arkadiusz Wierzyk, Roman Przybylski
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (Bland-White-Garland syndrome - BWG) is a serious congenital cardiac anomaly leading to myocardial ischemia with severe heart failure. Immediate surgical correction is the treatment of choice, and the risk of postoperative complications depends on the degree of myocardial injury. The authors present two cases of infants with BWG, in whom long-term (175 and 26 days) left ventricular assistance with a Berlin Heart device was used, resulting in successful weaning from the support and subsequent hospital discharge...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785146/esophageal-intramural-pseudodiverticulosis-as-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-problem
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Magdalena Szczęsna, Juliusz Gątarek, Tadeusz Orłowski
The article presents the case of a 68-year-old patient with alcohol dependence syndrome, who was admitted, in serious condition, to the Department of Surgery due to esophageal intramural lesions of unclear etiology. The imaging studies showed no signs of transmural perforation of the esophageal wall. Esophagogastroscopy revealed intramural fluid reservoirs and small oval cavities with smooth edges in the esophageal mucosa. The patient was treated conservatively with parenteral nutrition and rehabilitation. Subsequently, the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit because of cardiorespiratory failure...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785145/cervical-esophageal-rupture-after-blunt-trauma-resulting-from-a-car-accident
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Piotr Misiak, Sławomir Jabłoński, Artur Terlecki
Traumatic perforation of the cervical esophagus due to blunt trauma is a very rare condition which continues to be associated with significant mortality rates. The symptoms and signs of this injury are often masked by or ascribed to more common blunt thoracic injuries. This paper presents a case of cervical esophageal perforation secondary to blunt trauma resulting from a car accident. The injury was diagnosed early by computed tomography examination, and the patient underwent prompt and successful surgical repair performed to prevent the development of descending mediastinitis...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785144/pulmonary-artery-stump-thrombosis-developed-during-the-late-postoperative-period
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Tevfik Ilker Akcam, Seyda Ors Kaya, Ozgur Samancilar, Kenan Can Ceylan
A 73-year-old man underwent left pneumonectomy for squamous cell lung carcinoma 3 years ago. The postoperative and follow-up periods were uneventful. A thrombus was detected in the left pulmonary artery stump during the last chest computed tomography (CT) scan. Anticoagulant treatment was applied: intravenous heparin for 3 days followed by oral warfarin. The follow-up chest CT examination revealed regression in the size of the thrombus.
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785143/pneumopericardium-as-a-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-complication
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Anna Kubisa, Anna Lesińska, Paweł Dec, Małgorzata Szewczak-Głodek, Leszek Kochanowski, Bartosz Kubisa, Grzegorz Feledyk, Michalina Czarnecka, Janusz Wójcik, Tomasz Grodzki
Below we present a case of a young man with symptoms of progressive weakness, fever, cough, rapid decrease in body weight and the presence of a tumor in the left axillary region. The chest radiography and echocardiography revealed gas bubbles in the pericardium. The more detailed diagnostics and computed tomography of the chest showed an infiltration of the left lung cavity and a fistula among the bronchus, pleural and pericardial cavities. Further diagnostics demonstrated that the pneumopericardium (diagnosed by means of chest radiograph and echocardiography) was a complication of a primary non-small-cell lung carcinoma...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785142/late-proximal-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-in-a-child-with-a-single-chamber-after-a-right-sided-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Tomasz Nałęcz, Bartłomiej Mroziński, Tomasz Moszura, Michał Wojtalik
The paper presents the management of a child born with pulmonary valve atresia, a single (double-inlet) ventricle, right ventricular hypoplasia, and perimembranous septal defect. The first stage of treatment consisted in a Blalock-Taussig shunt. Control angiography performed 1 year after surgery confirmed that the anastomosis was correct, and there was no narrowing at the connection. The first stage of treatment was complicated by the occlusion of the left pulmonary artery, as diagnosed during cardiac catheterization before the planned bidirectional Glenn anastomosis...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785141/postponed-surgery-of-an-acute-aortic-dissection-type-a-in-a-jehovah-s-witness-with-significant-hemostatic-disorders
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Andrzej Biskupski, Szymon Waligórski, Krzysztof Mokrzycki, Mirosław Brykczyński
In this case report, we present the treatment of an acute type A aortic dissection in a Jehovah's Witness patient. In accordance with the will of the patient, blood products were not used. Additionally, the patient had significant hemostatic disorders due to the use of antiplatelet drugs.
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785140/implantation-of-mitral-aortic-and-tricuspid-bioprostheses-due-to-infective-endocarditis-with-necessary-reimplantation-of-the-bioprosthetic-aortic-valve
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Cezary Danielecki, Paweł Bugajski, Roman Olszewski, Krzysztof Greberski, Ryszard Kalawski
The patient was admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the J. Struś City Hospital in Poznan due to infective endocarditis involving the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. Implantation of three biological valve prostheses proceeded without complications. Starting on day 23, the patient's general condition deteriorated, with high fever. Despite postoperative antibiotic therapy, transesophageal echocardiography revealed the presence of vegetation on the bioprosthetic aortic valve. On the 46(th) day after the initial surgery, the patient required replacement of the aortic bioprosthesis, which exhibited the presence of numerous vegetations...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785139/selected-metabolic-aspects-of-elastin-and-collagen-fiber-proteolysis-in-diseases-of-the-respiratory-system-the-significance-of-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Agata Dżeljilji, Wojciech Rokicki, Krzysztof Karuś
The process of elastin and collagen fiber destruction was presented based on the example of the changes taking place in the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and primary spontaneous pneumothorax. In 1963, when analyzing patients with α1 antitrypsin deficiency, Dr Laurell and Dr Eriksson hypothesized that elastolysis plays a role in the pathogenesis of emphysema, which marked the beginning of studies aimed at analyzing this process. The present work concerns new scientific reports regarding the hypothesis...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785138/clinical-research-challenges-in-the-era-of-cardiovascular-medical-devices
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Jan W Borowiec
New therapeutic alternatives, such as innovative medical devices, are frequently the only treatment options left for patients when other efficient medical modalities are lacking or insufficient. Development of novel devices, which are safe and effective, requires understanding of complex premarket and postmarket provisions, including characteristics of clinical trials. Speeding up patient access to new technologies may imply the need to make choices in terms of extent and robustness of clinical evaluation without losing the patient safety perspective...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785137/surgery-for-massive-malignant-tumors-of-the-left-atrium-one-center-s-experience
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Uladzimir Andrushchuk, Youry Ostrovsky, Vladimir Zharkov, Siarhei Amelchanka, Valery Krutau, Olga Yudina, Tatsiana Ilyina, Irina Grinchuk
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for primary non-resectable malignant tumors of the left atrium is controversial. Today heart autotransplantation as a method of surgical treatment for patients suffering primary massive malignant tumors of the left atrium is still not sufficiently studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We provide information on our single-center 5-year experience in performing surgical interventions for massive malignant tumors of the left atrium and including cases of 5 patients (3 males - 60%, 2 females - 40%)...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785136/monitoring-hemostasis-parameters-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-recipients-a-preliminary-report
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Bartosz Hudzik, Jacek Kaczmarski, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Michał Zakliczyński, Mariusz Gąsior, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) therapy is associated with the improvement of long-term prognosis in patients with end-stage heart failure. For years it has been used as a bridge to transplant. However, more recently it is even being used as a destination therapy. Recently, clinicians have identified common MCS therapy-associated complications: pump thrombosis, bleeding, and hemolysis. These complications are very challenging with regard to both diagnosis and management...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785135/determinants-of-unfavorable-prognosis-for-out-of-hospital-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-bielsko-biala-district
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Dariusz Gach, Jolanta U Nowak, Łukasz J Krzych
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis in out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains unfavorable and depends on a number of demographic and clinical variables, the reversibility of its causes and its mechanisms. AIM: To investigate the risk factors of prehospital death in patients with OHCA in Bielsko County. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study analyzed all dispatch cards of the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams in Bielsko-Biala for the year 2013 (n = 23 400)...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785134/surgical-treatment-of-tumours-of-the-sternum-10-years-experience
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Katarzyna Kozak, Mariusz P Łochowski, Adam Białas, Michał Rusinek, Józef Kozak
INTRODUCTION: Tumours of the sternum are rare and can be malignant, benign or inflammatory. AIM: To determine the clinical, pathological and therapeutic options for tumours of the sternum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We report a series of 30 cases of sternal tumours treated in our institution in the period 2006-2015. There were 10 malignant tumours located in the body of the sternum, 2 in the manubrium (metastases of kidney and thyroid carcinoma) and 18 benign tumours located in different parts of the sternum...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785133/application-of-the-cardiocel-bovine-pericardial-patch-a-preliminary-report
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Michał Sobieraj, Edyta Cudak, Wojciech Mrówczyński, Tomasz K Nałęcz, Przemysław Westerski, Michał Wojtalik
INTRODUCTION: Animal pericardial patches are widely used in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. A search is ongoing for a new material with optimal surgical properties that will reduce intraoperative bleeding and the occurrence of restenosis, calcification, and pseudoaneurysms in long-term observation. One product of interest is the CardioCel bovine pericardial patch. AIM: Evaluation of the short-term results of CardioCel bovine pericardial patch implantation during pediatric cardiac surgery...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785132/valve-selection-in-aortic-valve-endocarditis
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Sossio Perrotta, Yana Zubrytska
Aortic prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) is a potentially life-threatening disease. Mortality and incidence of infective endocarditis have been reduced in the past 30 years. Medical treatment of aortic PVE may be successful in patients who have a prompt response after antibiotic treatment and who do not have prosthetic dysfunction. In advanced stages, antibiotic therapy alone is insufficient to control the disease, and surgical intervention is necessary. Surgical treatment may be lifesaving, but it is still associated with considerable morbidity and mortality...
September 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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