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Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Jinlin Cao, Jian Hu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Modified Ravitch Procedure or Nuss Procedure?
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Wenlin Wang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Gildardo Cortes Julian, Walid L. Dajer-Fadel, Guadalupe Berenice Mojica-Sandoval, Cindy Pamela Munoz-Cortes, Jose Alfredo Merino-Rajme (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Should TAVI Be Offered to Everyone to Avoid Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch?
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Ferdinand Vogt, Maria Cristina Zito, Giuseppe Santarpino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): G. Michael Deeb, CoreValve US Clinical Investigators (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Transaortic Alfieri Repair for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: Effective and Underused
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Christos G. Mihos, Steve Xydas, Francesco Nappi, Orlando Santana (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Ken-ichi Imasaka, Yukihiro Tomita (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Gordon F. Murray, MD, January 8, 1939 to May 21, 2018
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Mark B. OrringerDr Gordon F. Murray was the 44th president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and a distinguished member of this profession. He had a major influence on surgery as both Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at West Virginia University. An advocate of resident education, he served on the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the Residency Review Committee, and was President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association. He was a tireless worker and leader in ou...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Listing Low-Weight or Ill Infants for Heart Transplantation: Is It Prudent?
This study analyzed the impact of weight and other factors on waitlist and post-HTx outcomes in infants.MethodsAll infants on the HTx waitlist in the United Network for Organ Sharing database from October 1987 to June 2016 were divided into the following weight groups: less than 2.5 kg, 2.5 to 3.9 kg, and more than 4 kg. Survival from listing regardless of transplantation was compared by using Kaplan-Meier analysis.ResultsOf 4,711 infants listed for HTx, 250 (5.3%) weighed less than 2.5 kg, 1,993 (42%) weighed 2.5 to 3.9 kg, and 2,468 (52%) weighed more than 4 kg. Median time on the waitlist was similar between t...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Transcatheter and Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves by 4DCT (Commentary).
PMID: 30248318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Attaran S, Rogers T, Satler L, Thourani VH Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Function after Repair of Totally Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection.
CONCLUSIONS: LV size maintained a normal range after the repair of simple TAPVC. High LVEDP was frequently observed a year following repair; it did not correlate with LV size, but had a strong negative correlation with age at the time of repair. PMID: 30248319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nakamura Y, Hoashi T, Nakata T, Shimada M, Ozawa H, Kurosaki K, Ichikawa H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Acute Kidney Injury in Acute Type B Aortic Dissection: Outcomes Over 20 Years.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Mechanisms contributing to acute kidney injury (AKI) after acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) include renal malperfusion or underlying renal dysfunction. We characterized AKI after ABAD and evaluated its potential for adverse clinical and aortic outcomes. METHODS: 478 patients without prior dialysis requirement (mean age 62.1 years, 60.5% male) presented with ABAD (1995-2016). Renal malperfusion was identified in 87 (18.2%). AKI was assessed by the KDIGO criteria. RESULTS: AKI was seen in 252 (52.7%; stage 1=130, stage 2=71, stage 3=51), and was associated with increased hospitali...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hoogmoed RC, Patel HJ, Kim KM, Williams DM, Deeb GM, Yang B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Hospital Distribution and Patient Travel Patterns for Congenital Cardiac Surgery in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: We identified more US hospitals performing CHS than has been previously described. Many are small-volume and are in close proximity to one another. Patients are already traveling long distances to hospitals within the highest volume quartile. These data help define the current landscape of CHS and associated considerations regarding regionalization. PMID: 30248321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Welke KF, Pasquali SK, Lin P, Backer CL, Overman DM, Romano JC, Jacobs JP, Karamlou T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Phenoxybenzamine is Unlikely to be the Intraoperative Antihypertensive of Choice in Pheochromocytoma.
PMID: 30248322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Grocott HP Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Ultrafiltrate Discoloration Following Hydroxocobalamin Administration.
PMID: 30248323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Smith BB, Warner MA, Armour S, Ritter MJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A Giant Blood Cyst of Mitral Valve Resulting in Severe Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction.
PMID: 30248324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Xiao W, He Y, Xu M, Hua Z, Song L Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Giant Thrombus Formation Originating From the Aortic Annulus.
PMID: 30248325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Furuta A, Morimoto H, Mukai S, Futagami D, Okubo S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Functional Recovery after Lung Resection: A Before and After Prospective Cohort Study of Activity.
CONCLUSIONS: Length of stay is not associated with measures of preoperative or postoperative physical activity after adjustment for several factors. However, the association between preoperative activity and postoperative activity, irrespective of age, operative approach, resection extent, and other factors offers a potential framework for designing recovery trajectory pathways and intervention development in both postoperative inpatient and outpatient settings. PMID: 30248326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 21, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kaplan SJ, Trottman PA, Porteous GH, Morris AJ, Kauer EA, Low DE, Hubka M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A Single-Center Experience of 900 Inter-Hospital Transports on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
ConclusionsSevere complications during ECMO transportation recurrently occurred, but did not affect mortality. We conclude that inter-hospital ECMO transportation is safe, when conducted by an experienced centre, and patients should be transported for treatment at a high-volume ECMO centre in accordance with the Hub and Spoke model whenever feasible. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 19, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Preoperative Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Slashes Risk Score in Advanced Structural Heart Disease
ConclusionsECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Less “Tradition,” More New Technologies or Vice Versa?
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Samer Kassema (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Early and Mid-Term Results of Rapid-Deployment Valves: The Intuity Italian Registry (INTU-ITA) (Commentary).
PMID: 30240760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rahmanian PB Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Robotic Mitral Valve Repair in Older Individuals: An Analysis of the STS Database (Commentary).
PMID: 30240761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Anyanwu A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Short Term Outcomes of Tracheal Resection in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Tracheal surgery is uncommon and most of the published literature consists of single-center series over large periods. Our goal was to perform a national, contemporary analysis to identify predictors of major morbidity and mortality based on indication and surgical approach. METHODS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database (STS GTSD) was queried for all patients undergoing tracheal resection between 2002-2016. We identified 1,617 cases and compared outcomes by indication and approach. We created a multivariable model for a combined endpoint of mortality or major...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Stanifer BP, Andrei AC, Liu M, Meyerson SL, Bharat A, Odell DD, DeCamp MM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A Single-Center Experience of 900 Inter-Hospital Transports on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
CONCLUSIONS: Severe complications during ECMO transportation recurrently occurred, but did not affect mortality. We conclude that inter-hospital ECMO transportation is safe, when conducted by an experienced centre, and patients should be transported for treatment at a high-volume ECMO centre in accordance with the Hub and Spoke model whenever feasible. PMID: 30240763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fletcher-Sandersjöö A, Frenckner B, Broman M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Segmentectomy is Equivalent to Lobectomy in Hypermetabolic Clinical Stage-IA Lung Adenocarcinomas.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that lobectomy and segmentectomy hold equivalent oncologic-outcomes particularly for small, peripheral, sub-solid nodules. However, for hypermetabolic nodules that are frequently associated with high rates of nodal-disease, recurrence, and/or mortality, the optimum oncologic procedure was not assessed so far. We hypothesize that for hypermetabolic, cT1N0-adenocarcinoma, lobectomy and segmentectomy are associated with comparable outcomes. METHODS: A prospectively collected database was queried for patients with cStage-IA lung adenocarcinoma who underwent lobec...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kamel MK, Rahouma M, Lee B, Harrison SW, Stiles BM, Altorki NK, Port JL Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Valve Sparing Root Replacement Provides Similar Mid-term Outcomes in Bicuspid and Trileaflet Valves.
CONCLUSIONS: VSRR can be safely and effectively performed in patients with trileaflet and bicuspid valves. Operative outcomes and valve function were equivalent in bicuspid and trileaflet patients in mid-term follow-up. Performance of VSRR is a viable term option in the setting bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy. PMID: 30240765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kayatta MO, Leshnower BG, McPherson L, Zhang C, Lasanajak Y, Chen EP Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Graduate Subspecialty and Perceptions of Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: A 60-Year Retrospective Study.
This study was performed to examine the impact of subspecialization on graduate assessment of quality of training and to identify educational gaps. METHODS: Surveys were sent to 119 surgeons who completed thoracic surgery residency at Washington University between 1958-2017. Surveys evaluated transition-to-practice preparedness in patient care, technical skills, and qualifying and certifying examinations. 78 surveys were returned complete, 14 were returned deceased or address unknown. Clinical practices included combined cardiothoracic [CT, n=22(28%)] and subspecialty cardiac [n=28(36%)] or thoracic surgery [n=28(36%)...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Antonoff MB, Luc JGY, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Damiano RJ, Moon MR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Totally Thorascopic Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage.
We describe our technique for totally thoracoscopic LAA exclusion with an epicardial clip device. This approach provides a safe and likely more effective alternative to LAA management than other endocardial devices. PMID: 30240767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ramlawi B, Bedeir K, Edgerton JR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Slashes Risk Score in Advanced Structural Heart Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: ECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation. PMID: 30236527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Watkins AC, Maassel NL, Ghoreishi M, Dawood MY, Pham SM, Kon ZN, Taylor BS, Griffith BP, Gammie JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Less "Tradition," More New Technologies or Vice Versa?
Less "Tradition," More New Technologies or Vice Versa? Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep 17;: Authors: Kassema S PMID: 30236528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kassema S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Rare and Anomalous Origin of Left Circumflex Artery from Left Anterior Descending Artery
Publication date: Available online 15 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Niraj Nirmal Pandey, Arun Sharma, Kehkashan Chowhan, Priya Jagia (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Multimodality Therapy for N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: An Evolving Paradigm
ConclusionsBoth treatment strategies produce equivalent and better than expected outcomes compared to historical controls for N2 NSCLC, with no differences in recurrence patterns. How these conventional therapeutic strategies will compare to those involving immunotherapy combined with surgical loco-regional disease control for N2 disease remains to be determined. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Relevance of Intraoperative Pleural Lavage Cytology and Histological Subtype in Lung Adenocarcinoma
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of a micropapillary pattern (MPP) in lung adenocarcinomas on results of PLC.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed 600 consecutive patients with surgically resected pulmonary adenocarcinomas and investigated the relationship between PLC status and clinicopathological factors, including a histologically identified MPP component.ResultsTwenty-five patients (4.2%) had positive PLC. Positive PLC was significantly associated with MPP (p=0.0001), lymph node metastasis (p=0.01), and pleural invasion (p
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 1 - Conceptual Framework
ConclusionsWe have applied and adapted conceptual framework and methodology related to composite quality measures across other fields to congenital heart surgery. The initial composite quality metric created is inclusive of both morbidity and mortality, and expands our view of quality in this patient population. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Tricuspid Septal Leaflet Detachment for Postinfarction Septal Rupture Repair
Publication date: Available online 15 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Sven M. Almdahl, Petter Cappelen Endresen (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 2 - Analytic Methods
ConclusionsThis congenital heart surgery composite measure incorporates aspects of both morbidity and mortality, has clinical face-validity, and greater ability to discriminate hospital performance compared to mortality alone. Ongoing efforts will support the use of the composite measure in benchmarking and quality improvement activities. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 16, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: How I Teach It
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Christopher R. Morse (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Relevance of Intraoperative Pleural Lavage Cytology and Histological Subtype in Lung Adenocarcinoma.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of a micropapillary pattern (MPP) in lung adenocarcinomas on results of PLC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 600 consecutive patients with surgically resected pulmonary adenocarcinomas and investigated the relationship between PLC status and clinicopathological factors, including a histologically identified MPP component. RESULTS: Twenty-five patients (4.2%) had positive PLC. Positive PLC was significantly associated with MPP (p=0.0001), lymph node metastasis (p=0.01), and pleural invasion (p
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mikubo M, Naito M, Matsui Y, Shiomi K, Ichinoe M, Yoshida T, Satoh Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Rare and Anomalous Origin of Left Circumflex Artery from Left Anterior Descending Artery.
PMID: 30227126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pandey NN, Sharma A, Chowhan K, Jagia P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 1 - Conceptual Framework.
CONCLUSIONS: We have applied and adapted conceptual framework and methodology related to composite quality measures across other fields to congenital heart surgery. The initial composite quality metric created is inclusive of both morbidity and mortality, and expands our view of quality in this patient population. PMID: 30227127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pasquali SK, Shahian DM, O'Brien SM, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Romano JC, Gaies MG, Hill KD, Mayer JE, Jacobs JP Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Development of a Congenital Heart Surgery Composite Quality Metric: Part 2 - Analytic Methods.
CONCLUSIONS: This congenital heart surgery composite measure incorporates aspects of both morbidity and mortality, has clinical face-validity, and greater ability to discriminate hospital performance compared to mortality alone. Ongoing efforts will support the use of the composite measure in benchmarking and quality improvement activities. PMID: 30227128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: O'Brien SM, Jacobs JP, Shahian DM, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Romano JC, Gaies MG, Hill KD, Mayer JE, Pasquali SK Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Multimodality Therapy for N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: An Evolving Paradigm.
CONCLUSIONS: Both treatment strategies produce equivalent and better than expected outcomes compared to historical controls for N2 NSCLC, with no differences in recurrence patterns. How these conventional therapeutic strategies will compare to those involving immunotherapy combined with surgical loco-regional disease control for N2 disease remains to be determined. PMID: 30227129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Spicer JD, Shewale JB, Nelson DB, Mitchell KG, Bott MJ, Vallières E, Wilshire CL, Vaporciyan AA, Swisher SG, Jones DR, Darling GE, Sepesi B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Tricuspid Septal Leaflet Detachment for Postinfarction Septal Rupture Repair.
PMID: 30227130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 15, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Almdahl SM, Endresen PC Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: How I Teach It.
PMID: 30222944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Morse CR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Graft Replacement Kommerell’s Diverticulum and In-Situ Aberrant Subclavian Artery Reconstruction
ConclusionsEarly outcomes following graft replacement of Kommerell’s diverticulum and in-situ aberrant subclavian artery reconstruction were acceptable. In terms of long-term outcomes, symptomatic improvement and an excellent patency rate among reconstructed aberrant subclavian arteries suggest that in-situ surgical repair is an effective treatment option. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Air Leak Management Program with Digital Drainage Reduces Length of Stay after Lobectomy
ConclusionsOur comprehensive program was associated with reduced chest tube days and hospital LOS. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Preoperative Dye Localization for Thoracoscopic Lung Surgery: Hybrid versus Computed Tomography Room
This study included patients who underwent preoperative CT-guided dye localization for thoracoscopic lung tumor surgery in the hybrid operation (n=25) and CT (n=283) rooms at our institute. Propensity-matched analysis, incorporating nodule size, number, and depth, and operation method, was used to compare the short-term outcomes of these two groups. Each patient in the hybrid room group was matched with two patients in the CT room group.ResultsLocalization was successfully performed in 23 (92%) and 50 (100%) patients in the hybrid and CT room groups, respectively. There was no significant difference in demographics between...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Tumor Lysis Syndrome after Bilobectomy for Typical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Thomas H. Shin, Elica Inagaki, Teja Ganta, Kevan Hartshorn, Virginia R. Litle, Kei SuzukiAbstractTumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening complication comprised of hyperuricemia, hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, and hypocalcemia attributed to release of intracellular contents. While traditionally associated with leukemia and lymphoma after chemotherapy, it is known to occur in solid malignancies. We herein report a rare case of this syndrome after resection of bulky carcinoid tumor of the lung. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Graft Replacement Kommerell's Diverticulum and In-Situ Aberrant Subclavian Artery Reconstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: Early outcomes following graft replacement of Kommerell's diverticulum and in-situ aberrant subclavian artery reconstruction were acceptable. In terms of long-term outcomes, symptomatic improvement and an excellent patency rate among reconstructed aberrant subclavian arteries suggest that in-situ surgical repair is an effective treatment option. PMID: 30218662 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ikeno Y, Koda Y, Yokawa K, Gotake Y, Henmi S, Nakai H, Matsueda T, Inoue T, Tanaka H, Okita Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research