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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109568/one-or-two-internal-thoracic-grafts-long-term-follow-up-of-957-off-pump-coronary-bypass-surgeries
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Dmitry Pevni, Yanai Ben-Gal, Rephael Mohr, Amir Ganiel, Yosef Paz, Amir Kramer, Nahum Nesher
BACKGROUND: The potential survival benefit of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (OPCABG) is controversial owing to the technical complexity of these operations. Our objective was to compare the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with BITA to the outcome of patients undergoing OPCABG with a single internal thoracic artery (SITA) and saphenous vein grafts or radial artery. METHODS: Five hundred and thirty-five consecutive patients who underwent OPCABG BITA at our institute between 2000 and 2008 were compared with 422 patients who underwent OPCABG with SITA...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108066/does-a-similar-procedure-result-in-similar-survival-for-women-and-men-undergoing-isolated-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Tamer Attia, Colleen G Koch, Penny L Houghtaling, Eugene H Blackstone, Ellen Mayer Sabik, Joseph F Sabik
OBJECTIVES: To (1) identify sex-related differences in risk factors and revascularization strategies for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), (2) assess whether these differences influenced early and late survival, and (3) determine whether clinical effectiveness of the same revascularization strategy was influenced by sex. METHODS: From January 1972 to January 2011, 57,943 adults-11,009 (19%) women-underwent primary isolated CABG. Separate models for long-term mortality were developed for men and women, followed by assessing sex-related differences in strength of risk factors (interaction terms)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#3
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105481/-thoracic-injuries-in-severely-injured-children-association-with-increased-injury-severity-and-a-higher-number-of-complications
#4
Philipp Störmann, Julia Nadine Weber, Heike Jakob, Ingo Marzi, Dorien Schneidmueller
BACKGROUND: Severely injured children and adolescents in clinical practice are rare. For adequate treatment of these patients, detailed knowledge of anatomical and physiological peculiarities, as well as abundant injury patterns, are indispensable. Traumatic brain injuries are known to lead to an unfavorable outcome. In addition, thoracic trauma is regarded as prognostically unfavorable. OBJECTIVES: This study depicts epidemiology and injury patterns of severely injured children and adolescents focusing on peculiarities in the severely injured with associated thoracic injuries...
January 19, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096616/intravenous-administration-of-puppy-deciduous-teeth-stem-cells-in-degenerative-valve-disease
#5
Soontaree Petchdee, Sarunya Sompeewong
AIM: The objective of this study is to investigate the improvement of heart function in dogs with chronic valvular heart disease after puppy deciduous teeth stem cells (pDSCs) administration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 20 client-owned dogs with degenerative valvular heart disease underwent multiple intravenous injections of allogeneic pDSCs. Dogs were randomly assigned to two groups: (i) Control group (n=10) with standard treatment for heart failure and (ii) group with standard treatment and multiple administrations of pDSCs (n=10)...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088797/automated-interpretation-of-pulmonary-function-tests-in-adults-with-respiratory-complaints
#6
Marko Topalovic, Stefan Laval, Jean-Marie Aerts, Thierry Troosters, Marc Decramer, Wim Janssens
BACKGROUND: The use of pulmonary function tests is primarily based on expert opinion and international guidelines. Current interpretation strategies are using predefined cutoffs for the description of a typical pattern. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the predicted disease outcome based on the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) interpreting strategy. Subsequently, we investigated whether an unbiased machine learning framework integrating lung function with clinical variables may provide alternative decision trees resulting in a more accurate diagnosis...
January 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079847/relationship-between-abnormalities-on-high-resolution-computerized-tomography-pulmonary-function-and-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-progressive-systemic-sclerosis
#7
Gulfidan Cakmak, Tuba Selcuk Can, Sule Gundogdu, Canan Akman, Hande Ikitimur, Benan Musellim, Gul Ongen
:  Introduction and aim: Progressive systemic sclerosis (pSS) is a multisystemic connective tissue disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs including lung. The mechanisms that leads to progressive lung fibrosis in scleroderma remain obscure. In this study, we aimed to investigate the correlation between HRCT findings and patients' clinical and functional status and the degree of alveolitis based on the BAL resultsMaterials and methods: 65 patients with pSS were evaluated...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073342/implementing-flexible-bronchoscopy-in-least-developed-countries-according-to-international-guidelines-is-feasible-and-sustainable-example-from-phnom-penh-cambodia
#8
Martin Veaudor, Sébastien Couraud, Sophors Chan, Chanraksmey Choun, Pisethmorokoth Keo, Virginie Avrillon, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Chanty Ny
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy is pivotal for the diagnosis of most respiratory diseases. A flexible bronchoscopy unit (FBU) was created in 2008 in the Preah Kossamak university hospital (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) through a cooperation program between a French and a Cambodian team. In 2009 we conducted an assessment of the compliance of the FBU to international standards and found that most of French and British guidelines were fully applied or adapted to local practice. The aim of the current work was to assess FBU again 6 years later, in order to determine if compliance to international guidelines was sustainable...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066603/characteristics-of-cardiothoracic-surgeons-practicing-at-the-top-ranked-us-institutions
#9
Carlo Maria Rosati, Leonidas G Koniaris, Daniela Molena, David Blitzer, Katherine W Su, Mohammad Tahboub, Panos N Vardas, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine which factors distinguish cardiothoracic (CT) surgeons practicing at the top-ranked US institutions from their peers. METHODS: Using online resources, we collected demographics, training information and academic metrics of 694 cardiac (n=489; 70%) and thoracic (n=205; 30%) surgeons practicing at 57 preeminent US institutions, including those with the highest US News & World Report ranking ("top CT centers"). RESULTS: Two hundred and ninety-nine (43...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065489/chronobiology-of-acute-aortic-dissection-in-the-marfan-syndrome-from-the-national-registry-of-genetically-triggered-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-cardiovascular-conditions-and-the-international-registry-of-acute-aortic-dissection
#10
Hasan K Siddiqi, Steven N Luminais, Dan Montgomery, Eduardo Bossone, Harry Dietz, Arturo Evangelista, Eric Isselbacher, Scott LeMaire, Roberto Manfredini, Dianna Milewicz, Christoph A Nienaber, Mary Roman, Udo Sechtem, Michael Silberbach, Kim A Eagle, Reed E Pyeritz
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disease associated with acute aortic dissection (AAD). We used 2 large registries that include patients with MFS to investigate possible trends in the chronobiology of AAD in MFS. We queried the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) and the Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) registry to extract data on all patients with MFS who had suffered an AAD. The group included 257 patients with MFS who suffered an AAD from 1980 to 2012...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061897/bacteria-endocarditis-consolidation-with-vertebra-bone-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#11
Yan Liu, Xiaoming Wang, Zhibin Wang, Yongsheng Zhu, Liying Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Rong Xu, Wei Ge
BACKGROUND: The clinical features of bacteria endocarditis became atypical when consolidated with other conditions such as tuberculosis (TB). Especially, the symptoms of bacteria endocarditis (BE) which were hidden behind the TB fever often lead to misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old male with thoracic vertebra bone TB history presented with low-grade fever, shortness of breath and cardiac souffle. After conventional antibiotic therapy and strengthen anti-tuberculosis treatment condition did not be improved...
January 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056255/-the-precision-surgical-treatment-strategies-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-under-the-guidance-of-the-who-new-classification
#12
F Yang, H Li, J Wang
The 2015 WHO Classification of Tumors of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart has just been published recently. In this newly classification, WHO almost completely accepted the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society International Multidisciplinary Classification of Lung Adenocarcinoma. A lot of high-quality studies in the past five years have demonstrated important guiding significance of the newly classification in surgical treatment of adenocarcinoma...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051327/are-there-potential-safety-issues-concerning-the-safe-usage-of-electronic-personal-tracking-devices-the-experience-of-a-multi-sport-elite-club
#13
Daniel Medina, Eduard Pons, Antonio Gomez, Marc Guitart, Andres Martin, Jairo Vazquez-Guerrero, Ismael Camenforte, Berta Carles, Roger Font
Despite approval of the use of electronic personal tracking devices (EPTD) during competition by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), other team sport organizations and leagues have banned its use due to "safety concerns", with no evidence to support this assertion. The aim of the current brief report is to provide empirical evidence to support the wide-spread usage across all sports by examining safety issues concerning the use of EPTD in a multi-team sports club. A total of 5 outdoor football teams (first team, second team, under 19, under 18 and first team female) and 3 indoor multi-sport (basketball, futsal and handball) teams have been monitored; accounting for a total of 63...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043987/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomographic-scan-in-solid-type-p-stage-i-pulmonary-adenocarcinomas-what-can-produce-false-negative-results-%C3%A2
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Filippo Lococo, Carla Galeone, Debora Formisano, Salvatore Bellafiore, Angelina Filice, Tartaglione Annunziata, Alfredo Cesario, Cristian Rapicetta, Federica Fioroni, Tommaso Ricchetti, Massimiliano Paci
OBJECTIVE: False-negative (FN) uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be divided into those cases related to technological limitations of positron emission tomography (PET) and those related to inherent properties of neoplasms. Our goal was to clarify possible factors causing FN PET results in patients with solid-type pulmonary adenocarcinomas (PAs). METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2014, of the 255 patients with p-stage-1 non-small-cell lung cancer observed and treated (surgically) in our institution, we retrospectively reviewed the PET/computed tomography (CT) records, the clinical information, the preoperative thin-section CT images, and the pathological features [classified by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer/American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) subtyping criteria] of 94 consecutive solid-type p-stage-1 PAs...
January 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031245/robotic-enhanced-coronary-surgery-in-octogenarians
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Apostolos Roubelakis, Filip Casselman, Johan van der Merwe, Bernard Stockman, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
OBJECTIVES: Robotic-enhanced minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (RE-MIDCAB) is based on the use of a robotic console and instrumentation for the dissection of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). The LITA to left anterior descending (LAD) artery anastomosis is subsequently constructed through a mini thoracotomy. The purpose of this study is to present our experience of RE-MIDCAB outcomes in elderly patients. METHODS: From 2002 until 2015, 44 octogenarians (the mean age of 82...
December 27, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027723/selective-packing-for-uncontrollable-traumatic-thoracic-wall-bleeding-preserving-cardiopulmonary-function
#16
David Pérez-Alonso, Norberto Santana-Rodríguez, José Ramón Cano, Adil Ayub, Wissam Raad, Khalid Alshehri, César Calderón-Murgas, Francisco Hernández, Gara Torrent, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: Uncontrollable chest wall bleeding secondary to thoracic trauma has been a challenging problem faced by surgeons. Thoracic packing has been described as a good alternative although most thoracic surgeons avoid it because of the potential deleterious effects on cardiopulmonary function. METHODS: We describe a selective gauze packing technique of the thoracic wall preserving cardiopulmonary function in 3 patients with uncontrollable bleeding, where gauze packs were placed on bleeding areas holding them in a "sandwich-like" arrangement between the skin and the pleura and tightly fixed with coated wire stitches using internal and external-thoracic Ventrofil® devices...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017369/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-in-situ-versus-composite-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting
#17
Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma, Peter Jüni, Derrick Y Tam, Amine Mazine, John D Puskas, Jan O Friedrich
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis examines whether there is any advantage of coronary artery bypass graft with bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) as an in situ versus composite graft. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE Databases from 1996 to 2016 for studies that compared coronary artery bypass graft with BITA as in situ versus composite graft. Data were extracted by 2 independent investigators and meta-analyzed with the use of random effects. RESULTS: Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs; n = 705), 2 matched (n = 1688), and 4 unadjusted observational studies (n = 3517) met inclusion criteria...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007070/the-american-board-of-thoracic-surgery-congenital-fellowship-have-we-lost-our-international-heritage
#18
REVIEW
Vaughn A Starnes, Maura E Sullivan
Since 2005 there have been very few (if any) individuals trained outside of the United States in congenital surgery. Confining congenital training to only programs in the US has with it some unintended consequences. First, we need to recognize that progress is made around the world and not only in the US. Second, we decrease our opportunity to establish international peers, which leads to less opportunity for multi-institutional and multi-national studies and intellectual isolation. Third, we are in a new age of globalization...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002530/visceral-and-tissular-reactivity-in-acute-heart-failure-due-to-supraventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-a-young-patient
#19
Maria Cristina Beznă, Doina Cârstea, Marinela Beznă, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionela Cristina Deliu, Petru Răzvan Melinte
Observation of major pathological alterations in a young person involves etiological and clinical justifications, in order to properly assess, treat and control these conditions. The aim of this paper is to present severe, acute pathological lesions, installed in a young person, secondary to hypodiastolic heart failure, due to persistent supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, triggered by a post-traumatic external stimulus, with complete remission post-electrical conversion. Pathological and clinical modification are revealed, in a young person, shortly after a minor thoracic trauma, in the absence of traumatic injury but with high-frequency palpitations onset and progressive installation of vascular, visceral and interstitial stasis modifications, as well as of vascular and tissular hypoperfusion with reactive vasoconstriction...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993826/minimal-change-disease-associated-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Halil Yildiz, Stoian Ioana Andreea, Delphine Hoton, Jean Cyr Yombi
A 77-year-old man with a history of asbestos exposure was admitted to our internal medicine division for generalised weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, night sweats and difficulty for breathing since 3 months. Clinical examination revealed left fine crackles and bilateral leg oedema. Blood test showed elevated C reactive protein level at 142 mg/L, lactate dehydrogenase level at 421 UI, creatinine level at 5.75 mg/dL. Serum albumin level at 30 g/L, urinalysis showed significant proteinuria at 6.4 g/L...
December 19, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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