Gene-modified exosomes protect the brain against prolonged deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jiang Shi, Xiaojing Jiang, Shilun Gao, Yubao Zhu, Jinduo Liu, Tianxiang Gu, Enyi Shi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Combined Surgery for Hemoptysis Caused by Mediastinal Hemangioma
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Weizhao Huang, Hongyu Ye, Ting Yang, Zhou Cheng, Jian Zhang, Zhuofeng Miu, Yingmeng Wu, Jianwei Su, Yi Liang, Haiming Jiang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

HSP90 Inhibitor Improves Lung Protection in Porcine Model of Donation after Circulatory Arrest
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Basil S. Nasir, Caroline Landry, Ahmed Menaouar, Jean-François Germain, Shant Der Sarkissian, Louis-Mathieu Stevens, Henry Aceros, Jean-François Cailhier, Charles Leduc, Moishe Liberman, Nicolas Noiseux, Pasquale Ferraro (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Fissure: Less Is More?
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shane P. Smith, Adam J. Bograd, Gal Levy, Shu-Ching Chang, Alex S. Farivar, Ralph W. Aye, Brian E. Louie, Eric Vallières (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Successful Preoperative Optimization for Lung Transplantation with Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Tyler J. Wallen, Andres Pelaez, Satish Chandrashekaran, Amir M. Emtiazjoo, George Arnaoutakis, Tiago N. Machuca (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Lymph Node Metastasis in Clinical Stage I Part-Solid Lung Adenocarcinoma
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): So Young Lee, Jae Hyun Jeon, Woohyun Jung, Mincheol Chae, Wan Jin Hwang, Yoohwa Hwang, Sukki Cho, Jin-Haeng Chung, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of surgical coronary revascularization performed pre-solid abdominal organ transplant
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Caleb R. Matthews, James B. Millward, Zainab Faiza, Niharika Namburi, Lava Timsina, Philip J. Hess, Joel S. Corvera, Jeffrey E. Everett, Daniel J. Beckman, Lawrence S. Lee (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Tracheostomy techniques in COVID-19 patients. No flow through an open door is protector.
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Pablo Alvarez-Maldonado, José L. Sanjurjo-Martínez, Erick Vidal-Andrade (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Monocytic human leukocyte antigen DR expression in young infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Alexis Chenouard, Marie Rimbert, Nicolas Joram, Cécile Braudeau, Antoine Roquilly, Pierre Bourgoin, Karim Asehnoune, Alexis Chenouard, Marie Rimbert, Nicolas Joram, Cécile Braudeau, Antoine Roquilly, Pierre Bourgoin, Karim Asehnoune, Nina Salabert, Mickaël Vourc'h, Régis Josien, Christèle Gras-Leguen (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Protective effects of a hydrogen-rich preservation solution in a canine lung transplantation model
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa, Masao Saito, Hiroya Yamagishi, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Shin-ich Hirano, Ryosuke Kurokawa, Hiroshi Date (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Interventions Associated with Treatment of Low Cardiac Output following Stage 1 Norwood Palliation
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): George M. Hoffman, Robert A. Niebler, John P. Scott, Rebecca A. Bertrandt, Martin K. Wakeham, Nathan E. Thompson, Nancy S. Ghanayem, Eckehard A. Stuth, Michael E. Mitchell, Ronald K. Woods, Viktor Hraska, Kathleen A. Mussatto, James S. Tweddell (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cardiac surgery model during COVID-19 pandemic: now it's time to ramp up.
PMID: 32653360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Folesani G, Botta L, Pacini D Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Permissive apnea in CoVid 19 Tracheostomy: alternative healthworkers safe procedure in Intensive Care Unit.
PMID: 32653361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Marudi A, Branchetti G, Bertellini E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Successful resection of rapidly growing cavitary infarction after pulmonary emboli.
Abstract Pulmonary cavitation rarely occurs after pulmonary infarction (PI). Compared with bland infarction, infectious cavitary infarction has a higher mortality rate and requires an aggressive surgical approach to improve the outcome. We herein report a cavitary infarction with Pseudomonas infection that rapidly and destructively grew after the development of bilateral pulmonary emboli despite administration of anticoagulation therapy with antibiotics. The PI was successfully resected by right upper lobectomy. PMID: 32653362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yutaka Y, Yunoki T, Isowa M, Date H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Fissure: Less Is More?
CONCLUSIONS: When technically feasible, a parenchymal sparing resection is a good option for the resection of tumors that invade across the fissure. R0 parenchymal sparing resections do not appear to compromise the oncologic outcomes of either overall survival or cumulative incidence of recurrence and also seem to carry be less morbidity. PMID: 32653363 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Smith SP, Bograd AJ, Levy G, Chang SC, Farivar AS, Aye RW, Louie BE, Vallières E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Gene-modified exosomes protect the brain against prolonged deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
CONCLUSIONS: Exosomes from MSCs conduct powerful neuroprotection against cerebral injury induced by DHCA, which can be further enhanced by genetic modification of the exosomes to overexpress miR-214. PMID: 32652066 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Shi J, Jiang X, Gao S, Zhu Y, Liu J, Gu T, Shi E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Predictive Factors for Lymph Node Metastasis in Clinical Stage I Part-Solid Lung Adenocarcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Large solid portion and high SUVmax of the primary tumor were predictive factors of LN metastasis in patients with clinical stage I part-solid lung adenocarcinoma. Systematic LN evaluation should be performed, especially in those who have a large solid portion and high SUVmax of the primary tumor. PMID: 32652067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lee SY, Jeon JH, Jung W, Chae M, Hwang WJ, Hwang Y, Cho S, Chung JH, Kim K, Jheon S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Interventions Associated with Treatment of Low Cardiac Output following Stage 1 Norwood Palliation.
CONCLUSIONS: Bivariate classification objectively defines hemodynamic states and transitions with distinct support profiles. Maintaining or increasing inodilator and hemoglobin levels were associated with improved hemodynamic conditions and were predictive of successful future transitions from the low-CO state. PMID: 32652068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hoffman GM, Niebler RA, Scott JP, Bertrandt RA, Wakeham MK, Thompson NE, Ghanayem NS, Stuth EA, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Hraska V, Mussatto KA, Tweddell JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

HSP90 Inhibitor Improves Lung Protection in Porcine Model of Donation after Circulatory Arrest.
The objective was to combine ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) and a heat shock protein-90 inhibitor (HSP90i) to recondition DCD organs and prevent primary graft dysfunction. METHODS: Pigs (55-65 kg) were anesthetized, ventilated, and hemodynamically monitored. Cardiac arrest was induced with KCl, and animals were left non-ventilated for two hours. Lungs were procured and perfused in an EVLP platform for four hours using a cellular perfusate. In the study group, the perfusate contained HSP90i and its transport vehicle (N=4). In the control group, the perfusate contained only the transport vehicle (N=4). Gas exchange, airw...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nasir BS, Landry C, Menaouar A, Germain JF, Sarkissian S, Stevens LM, Aceros H, Cailhier JF, Leduc C, Liberman M, Noiseux N, Ferraro P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Successful Preoperative Optimization for Lung Transplantation with Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair.
We describe the case of a patient presenting with very severe COPD and severe mitral regurgitation who was managed with transcatheter mitral valve repair to subsequently undergo a successful lung transplant. Critical valvular heart disease in patients with chronic respiratory failure may be amenable to transcatheter therapy and favorably impact lung transplant candidacy. PMID: 32652070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wallen TJ, Pelaez A, Chandrashekaran S, Emtiazjoo AM, Arnaoutakis G, Machuca TN Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of surgical coronary revascularization performed pre-solid abdominal organ transplant.
CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes following CABG in the pre-kidney and pre-liver transplant population are poor. Despite surgical revascularization, the vast majority of patients do not ultimately undergo transplantation. Revascularization strategies and optimal management in this high-risk population warrants further study. PMID: 32652071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthews CR, Millward JB, Faiza Z, Namburi N, Timsina L, Hess PJ, Corvera JS, Everett JE, Beckman DJ, Lee LS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation-Combined Surgery for Hemoptysis Caused by Mediastinal Hemangioma.
We report about a 28-year-old woman with refractory massive hemoptysis owing to mediastinal hemangioma. Despite multiple bronchial artery embolizations and fiberoptic bronchoscopy treatments, effective control of the bleeding and clearing of the airway was not possible. Finally, with the support of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(VV-ECMO), mediastinal hemangioma resection and right upper lobe sleeve resection were simultaneously performed. During surgery, many blood clots in the airway were removed. The airway bleeding was effectively controlled, and the patient recovered. PMID: 32652072 [PubMed - as s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Huang W, Ye H, Yang T, Cheng Z, Zhang J, Miu Z, Wu Y, Su J, Liang Y, Jiang H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Monocytic human leukocyte antigen DR expression in young infants undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Monocytic human leukocyte antigen DR (mHLA-DR) expression levels have been reported to be a marker of immunosuppression and a predictor of sepsis and mortality. There is, however, scant data regarding mHLA-DR monitoring in young infants after cardiopulmonary bypass. Our objectives were to investigate the kinetics of mHLA-DR expression and to determine whether mHLA-DR levels are associated with healthcare-associated infection (HAI) after cardiopulmonary bypass in young infants. METHODS: mHLA-DR levels were analyzed by flow cytometry using a standardized method in 49 infants (
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chenouard A, Rimbert M, Joram N, Braudeau C, Roquilly A, Bourgoin P, Asehnoune K, ImmunoPed Group Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in the Setting of Compromised Distal Landing Zones
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Byron G. DuBois, Ignas B. Houben, Minhaj S. Khaja, Bo Yang, Karen M. Kim, Joost A. van Herwaarden, David M. Williams, Himanshu J. Patel (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Protective effects of a hydrogen-rich preservation solution in a canine lung transplantation model.
In this study, we examined the protective effects of an H2-rich solution for lung preservation in a canine left lung transplantation (LTx) model. METHODS: Ten beagles underwent orthotopic left LTx after 23 hours of cold ischemia followed by reperfusion for 4 hours. Forty-five minutes after reperfusion, the right main pulmonary artery was clamped to evaluate the function of the implanted graft. The beagles were divided into two groups: control (CON group, n=5) and hydrogen (H2 group, n=5). In the CON group, the donor lungs were flushed and immersed during cold preservation at 4°C using ET-Kyoto solution, and in the...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kayawake H, Chen-Yoshikawa TF, Saito M, Yamagishi H, Yoshizawa A, Hirano SI, Kurokawa R, Date H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Tracheostomy techniques in COVID-19 patients. No flow through an open door is protector.
ade E PMID: 32649947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Alvarez-Maldonado P, Sanjurjo-Martínez JL, Vidal-Andrade E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in the Setting of Compromised Distal Landing Zones.
CONCLUSIONS: TEVAR is a viable alternative for the treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with CDLZs, although these patients may benefit significantly from the development of branched thoracoabdominal devices. In the interim, the use of TEVAR adjuncts may limit progressive degeneration of the distal landing zone in this patient population. PMID: 32645338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: DuBois BG, Houben IB, Khaja MS, Yang B, Kim KM, van Herwaarden JA, Williams DM, Patel HJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Poor Late Outcomes after Tricuspid Valve Repair in Single Ventricle: The Experience of 103 Patients
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Celest Dines Muntaner, Gregory King, Diana Zannino, Nelson Alphonso, Kirsten Finucance, David Winlaw, Christian Brizard, Robert Weintraub, Yves d’Udekem (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Poor Late Outcomes after Tricuspid Valve Repair in Single Ventricle: The Experience of 103 Patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Outcomes of tricuspid valve repair in single ventricle palliation are poor. We sought to identify the impact of repair technique and primary mechanisms of regurgitation on outcomes following surgery. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records across four centres undertaking single ventricle palliation in Australia and New Zealand was performed. Patients with a dominant right functional single ventricle undergoing tricuspid valve repair between January 1991 and March 2019 were identified. RESULTS: A total of 103 patients met inclusion criteria, with a median follow-up duration...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Muntaner CD, King G, Zannino D, Alphonso N, Finucance K, Winlaw D, Brizard C, Weintraub R, d'Udekem Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Role of Barrett esophagus and lymph node harvest in recurrence of early esophageal adenocarcinoma
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jun-Feng Wang, Can-Qiong Tian, Qiang-Bo Kan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Policies Should be Based on Data Not Dogma in Medicine and Government
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Robert J. Cerfolio (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Patterns of Care in Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Node Positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Soraya L. Voigt, Kristen E. Rhodin, Anthony W. Kim, Betty C. Tong, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Frailty Screening Tool for Patients undergoing Orthotopic Heart Transplant
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Laura Seese, Sameer Hirji, Ibrahim Sultan, Thomas Gleason, Arman Kilic (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Extensive Lung Resection for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease with Multilobar Lesions
Publication date: Available online 1 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Katsuo Yamada, Yukio Seki, Taku Nakagawa, Yuta Hayashi, Mitsuaki Yagi, Masahiro Sano, Kenji Ogawa (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impending Paradoxical Embolism
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Paul Philipp Heinisch, Stefan Stortecky (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Echocardiographic predictors of recoarctation following surgical repair – a Swedish national study
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Constance G. Weismann, Bernhard S. Grell, Michal Odermarsky, Mats Mellander, Petru Liuba (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A simplified approach to bicuspidization of the unicuspid aortic valve
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Richard W. Kim (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The need for randomized trials in cardiac surgery
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Cristiano Spadaccio, Mario FL. Gaudino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First report of a trifecta bioprosthesis sudden onset three leaflet detachment
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Guillermo Reyes, Emilio Monguio, MiguelAngel Gomez-Marino, Vicente Gomez-Tello, JoseMaria Cortina (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long-Term Implications of Tracheostomy in Cardiac Surgery Patients: Decannulation and Mortality
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Elizabeth D. Krebs, William Z. Chancellor, Jared P. Beller, J. Hunter Mehaffey, Robert B. Hawkins, Robert G. Sawyer, Leora T. Yarboro, Gorav Ailawadi, Nicholas R. Teman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Unicuspid Aortic Valve Repair using Geometric Ring Annuloplasty
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ming-Sing Si, John V. Conte, Jennifer C. Romano, Matthew A. Romano, Nicholas D. Andersen, Marc W. Gerdisch, John P. Kupferschmid, Andrew C. Fiore, Mamdouh Bakhos, Juan J. Bonilla, J. Ryan Burke, J. Scott Rankin, Lawrence M. Wei, Vinay Badhwar, Joseph W. Turek (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Role of Barrett esophagus and lymph node harvest in recurrence of early esophageal adenocarcinoma.
PMID: 32622792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wang JF, Tian CQ, Kan QB Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Policies Should be Based on Data Not Dogma in Medicine and Government.
PMID: 32622793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cerfolio RJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Patterns of Care in Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Node Positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Numerous personal, demographic, and treatment center related factors account for variability in neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for clinically node-positive esophageal adenocarcinoma, although neoadjuvant therapy was associated with a survival benefit. Further efforts are needed to identify reasons for these differences and design interventions to provide more equitable care for patients with esophageal cancer. PMID: 32622794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Rhodin KE, Kim AW, Tong BC, D'Amico TA, Harpole DH Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A Frailty Screening Tool for Patients undergoing Orthotopic Heart Transplant.
This study aims to derive and validate an OHT frailty screening tool. METHODS: The UNOS database was queried for adults undergoing OHT between 2000 and 2018. The total population was randomly divided into derivation (80%) and validation (20%) cohorts. The primary outcome was mortality. Secondary outcomes included rates of major morbidities and hospital length of stay (LOS). Variables that were constructs within pre-existing frailty tools and that were predictive of a composite frailty outcome within the derivation cohort were incorporated into a multivariable regression model (exploratory, p
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Seese L, Hirji S, Sultan I, Gleason T, Kilic A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Early infant symptomatic patients with TOF-APV: Pulmonary artery management and airway stabilization
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Oliver S. Chow, David M. Hoganson, Aditya K. Kaza, Mariana Chávez, Firat H. Altin, Gerald R. Marx, Kevin G. Friedman, Russell W. Jennings, Christopher W. Baird (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Sternal Resection and Reconstruction with a Novel Modularized Prosthesis
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Haifeng Wang, Zhiyi Liu, Chang Chen, Ming Liu, Yong Xiao, Jinfeng Zhang, Guiping Yu, Gening Jiang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical impacts of EGFR mutation status: analysis of 5,780 surgically resected lung cancer cases
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kenichi Suda, Tetsuya Mitsudomi, Yasushi Shintani, Jiro Okami, Hiroyuki Ito, Takashi Ohtsuka, Shinichi Toyooka, Takeshi Mori, Shun-ichi Watanabe, Hisao Asamura, Masayuki Chida, Hiroshi Date, Shunsuke Endo, Takeshi Nagayasu, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Etsuo Miyaoka, Meinoshin Okumura, Ichiro Yoshino, Japanese Joint Committee of Lung Cancer Registry (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impending Paradoxical Embolism.
PMID: 32621812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinisch PP, Stortecky S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Extensive Lung Resection for Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease with Multilobar Lesions.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease often spreads to multiple lobes, and extensive lung resection (ELR) is sometimes required to control the disease. However, the safety and feasibility of ELR for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease remain unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease who underwent adjuvant lung resection. Characteristics were compared between patients who underwent ELR and those who underwent simple anatomic lung resection (SALR). The outcome data were analyzed by a Cox regression analysis. RE...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yamada K, Seki Y, Nakagawa T, Hayashi Y, Yagi M, Sano M, Ogawa K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research