Predictors of Nodal Metastases for Clinical T2N0 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: EUS is inaccurate for staging of T2N0 esophageal adenocarcinoma and often fails to identify nodal involvement. Identification of vascular invasion on preoperative biopsy should be explored as a prognostic marker to select patients for induction therapy. PMID: 29627387 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Barbetta A, Schlottmann F, Nobel T, Sewell DB, Hsu M, Tan KS, Gerdes H, Shah P, Bains MS, Bott M, Isbell JM, Jones DR, Molena D Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Re-Expansion Pulmonary Edema After ASD Closure Through Right-Sided Mini-Thoracotomy
We described a case suffering from re-expanded pulmonary edema (RPE) after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure through right-sided mini-thoracotomy. After re-expansion of the right lung after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), a large amount of serous slight-hemorrhagic bronchial secretions spilled out from the right bronchus. Positive pressure ventilation and differential ventilation were used. We found no bleeding and decreased secretions 24 hours after the onset of RPE. She was extubated 42 hours after the operation. To the best of our knowledge, the current case is the first to report the development of RPE duri...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

“Twin Icicle” Calcifications Cause Aortic Annular Rupture
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Masato Tochii, Takashi Muramatsu, Kentaro Amano, Masato Ishikawa, Naoki Hoshino, Meiko Miyagi, Akira Yamada, Yoshiyuki Takami, Yukio Ozaki, Yasushi Takagi Aortic annular rupture is a most fatal complication after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with high mortality. While it is quite rare and difficult to identify the mechanisms and predictors, prosthesis over-sizing and massive calcification of aortic annulus are thought to be a potential risk of this complication. A case presented here is an aortic annular rupture aft...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

MELD-XI Scoring System to Predict Outcomes in Patients who Undergo LVAD Implantation
Conclusions These findings suggest that a MELD-XI score ≥14 was associated with a higher postoperative mortality rate than that seen in patients with a lower MELD-XI score. MELD-XI scoring system can be used to predict outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure patients who undergo CF-LVAD implantation. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Self Expandable Stentless Valve Versus Rigid Stented Valve: The Matter Of The Right Comparison (Reply)
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Oliver J. Liakopoulos, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Thorsten Wahlers (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Is Post-Operative Lung Ultrasonography Effective in Lung Abnormalities Analysis?
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Marco Chiappetta, Elisa Meacci, MariaTeresa Congedo, Dania Nachira, Stefano Margaritora (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Venous Malformation of the Esophagus
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Virginia Cano Busnelli, Juan Medici, Agustin Duro, Pablo Castellaro, Fernando Wright, Demetrio Cavadas, Axel Beskow Venous malformations are an extremely infrequent condition in the gastrointestinal tract, particularly in the esophagus. We herein report a rare case of an adult with an asymptomatic mass located in the mediastinum and in whom the diagnosis and treatment of a venous malformation of the esophagus was performed through a thoracoscopic approach. When dealing with a hypervascularized submucosal esophageal tumor, veno...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Peripheral Distribution of Thrombus Does Not Affect Outcomes After Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy
Conclusions This single center experience demonstrates excellent overall outcomes for surgical pulmonary embolectomy with resolution of right ventricular dysfunction, and comparable morbidity and mortality for central and peripheral PE. In an experienced center and when physiologically warranted, surgical pulmonary embolectomy for peripheral distribution of thrombus is both technically feasible and effective. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

An Unusual Invasive Ectopic Thymoma in the Thyroid and Anterior Mediastinum
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Author(s): Haruaki Hino, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Keiko Ohno, Seiji Kishimoto, Masatoki Takahashi, Mototsune Kakizaki, Tomio Arai, Nishimura Takashi, Jun Nakajima An 81-year-old woman with a 2-year history of dysphagia detected a cervical mass. Computed tomography showed a thyroid tumor extending through the superior and anterior mediastinum. Incisional biopsy revealed a thymoma. Total resection of the thyroid and mediastinal tumor was performed. The thymoma invaded the anterior tracheal wall and left brachiocephalic vein. Pathological examina...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Septal Leaflet versus Chordal Detachment in Closure of Hard-To-Expose Ventricular Septal Defects
Conclusions Tricuspid valve leaflet and chordal detachment techniques provide equally viable and safe alternative to closure of hard-to-expose VSDs while maintaining appropriate TV function. Their use in our series did not lead to increased TV dysfunction at early-to-midterm echocardiographic assessment. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Role of Fish Oil in Post-Cardiotomy Bleeding: A Summary of the Basic Science and Clinical Trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients who are taking fish oil without other anticoagulants do not have an increased risk of bleeding surgical complications. Because of the highly variable amounts of actual eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in commercially available supplements, thromboelastography with platelet mapping would allow a surgeon to know if a coagulopathic effect is present in a patient taking fish oil, especially if the patient was also taking other anticoagulants. PMID: 29627068 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Carr JA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Peripheral Distribution of Thrombus Does Not Affect Outcomes After Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Thrombus located distal to the main or primary pulmonary arteries has been previously viewed as a relative contraindication to surgical pulmonary embolectomy. We compared outcomes for surgical pulmonary embolectomy for submassive and massive pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with central versus peripheral thrombus burden. METHODS: All consecutive patients (2011-2016) undergoing surgical pulmonary embolectomy at a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Based on computed tomographic angiography of each patient, central PE was defined as any thrombus originating within the lateral pe...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pasrija C, Shah A, George P, Mohammed I, Brigante FA, Ghoreishi M, Jeudy J, Taylor BS, Gammie JS, Griffith BP, Kon ZN Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

MELD-XI Scoring System to Predict Outcomes in Patients who Undergo LVAD Implantation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) to treat advanced heart failure is increasing. While risk score such as MELD and the HeartMate II Risk Score require the use of INR, many patients are on anticoagulation prior to CF-LVAD implantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease-eXcluding INR (MELD-XI) scoring system to predict clinical outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure who undergo CF-LVAD implantation. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review was performed on patients (N=524) who were impl...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Critsinelis A, Kurihara C, Volkovicher N, Kawabori M, Sugiura T, Manon M, Wang S, Civitello AB, Morgan JA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

"Twin Icicle" Calcifications Cause Aortic Annular Rupture.
"Twin Icicle" Calcifications Cause Aortic Annular Rupture. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 04;: Authors: Tochii M, Muramatsu T, Amano K, Ishikawa M, Hoshino N, Miyagi M, Yamada A, Takami Y, Ozaki Y, Takagi Y Abstract Aortic annular rupture is a most fatal complication after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with high mortality. While it is quite rare and difficult to identify the mechanisms and predictors, prosthesis over-sizing and massive calcification of aortic annulus are thought to be a potential risk of this complication. A case presented here is an aortic annular rupture after transca...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tochii M, Muramatsu T, Amano K, Ishikawa M, Hoshino N, Miyagi M, Yamada A, Takami Y, Ozaki Y, Takagi Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Septal Leaflet versus Chordal Detachment in Closure of Hard-To-Expose Ventricular Septal Defects.
CONCLUSIONS: Tricuspid valve leaflet and chordal detachment techniques provide equally viable and safe alternative to closure of hard-to-expose VSDs while maintaining appropriate TV function. Their use in our series did not lead to increased TV dysfunction at early-to-midterm echocardiographic assessment. PMID: 29626455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pourmoghadam KK, Boron A, Ruzmetov M, Narasimhulu SS, Kube A, O'Brien MC, DeCampli WM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Self Expandable Stentless Valve Versus Rigid Stented Valve: The Matter Of The Right Comparison (Reply).
PMID: 29626456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Liakopoulos OJ, Choi YH, Wahlers T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Assessing Predictive Ability of Biomarkers for Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury: Methodological Issues (Reply).
PMID: 29626457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kerr KF, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Re-Expansion Pulmonary Edema After ASD Closure Through Right-Sided Mini-Thoracotomy.
We described a case suffering from re-expanded pulmonary edema (RPE) after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure through right-sided mini-thoracotomy. After re-expansion of the right lung after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), a large amount of serous slight-hemorrhagic bronchial secretions spilled out from the right bronchus. Positive pressure ventilation and differential ventilation were used. We found no bleeding and decreased secretions 24 hours after the onset of RPE. She was extubated 42 hours after the operation. To the best of our knowledge, the current case is the first to report the development of RPE duri...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hirose K, Miwa S, Sakaguchi H, Takimoto S, Yoshida Y, Onga Y, Tara Y, Yamanaka K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

An Unusual Invasive Ectopic Thymoma in the Thyroid and Anterior Mediastinum.
Abstract An 81-year-old woman with a 2-year history of dysphagia detected a cervical mass. Computed tomography showed a thyroid tumor extending through the superior and anterior mediastinum. Incisional biopsy revealed a thymoma. Total resection of the thyroid and mediastinal tumor was performed. The thymoma invaded the anterior tracheal wall and left brachiocephalic vein. Pathological examination revealed thymoma type B1 concomitant with B2 and B3 (World Health Organization classification), Masaoka IVb and T3N2M0-IVb, with cervical lymph node metastasis. Clinicians must be cautious during radical surgery for invas...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hino H, Nitadori JI, Ohno K, Kishimoto S, Takahashi M, Kakizaki M, Arai T, Takashi N, Nakajima J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Venous Malformation of the Esophagus.
Abstract Venous malformations are an extremely infrequent condition in the gastrointestinal tract, particularly in the esophagus. We herein report a rare case of an adult with an asymptomatic mass located in the mediastinum and in whom the diagnosis and treatment of a venous malformation of the esophagus was performed through a thoracoscopic approach. When dealing with a hypervascularized submucosal esophageal tumor, venous malformations can be among the differential diagnoses. PMID: 29626460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Busnelli VC, Medici J, Duro A, Castellaro P, Wright F, Cavadas D, Beskow A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Enoxaparin 40mg per day is Inadequate for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Thoracic Surgery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Many thoracic surgery patients have venous thromboembolism (VTE) events despite the receipt of chemical prophylaxis. Enoxaparin's pharmacologic impact can be quantified using anti-Factor Xa (aFXa) levels. We hypothesized that enoxaparin 40mg once daily would be inadequate for most thoracic surgery inpatients and that a real time dose adjustment algorithm would be impactful. METHODS: This prospective clinical trial enrolled thoracic surgery inpatients who were placed on enoxaparin 40mg once daily for VTE prophylaxis after surgical procedures. Anti-Factor Xa levels were used to measure the ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pannucci CJ, Fleming KI, Holoyda K, Moulton L, Prazak AM, Varghese TK Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Is Post-Operative Lung Ultrasonography Effective in Lung Abnormalities Analysis?
PMID: 29626462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chiappetta M, Meacci E, Congedo M, Nachira D, Margaritora S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

National Comparison of Hospital Performances in Lung Cancer Surgery: The Role Of Casemix Adjustment
Conclusions The between-hospital variation in casemix of patients undergoing surgery for NSCLC emphasizes the importance of proper adjustment when comparing hospitals on outcome indicators. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Tricuspid Valve Detachment in Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Does Not Impact Valve Function
Conclusions Tricuspid valve detachment did not compromise long-term valve durability and did not impose increased morbidity. Patients who underwent TVD had a similar prevalence of mild TR to patients without TVD. Moderate TR was exceptionally rare in both groups. When exposure is difficult, TVD is a safe and effective technical adjunct. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Spread Through Air Spaces is a Prognostic Factor in Sublobar Resection of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Conclusions STAS is a prognostic factor of poor outcomes for sublobar resection in patients with lung cancer. The worse prognosis for sublobar resection would be associated with STAS. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aortic Valve Reoperation Following Stentless Bioprosthesis: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes
Conclusions Aortic valve reoperation following stentless valve implantation can be performed with low operative mortality and favorable long-term survival. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

National Comparison of Hospital Performances in Lung Cancer Surgery: The Role Of Casemix Adjustment.
CONCLUSIONS: The between-hospital variation in casemix of patients undergoing surgery for NSCLC emphasizes the importance of proper adjustment when comparing hospitals on outcome indicators. PMID: 29625100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Beck N, Hoeijmakers F, van der Willik EM, Heineman DJ, Braun J, Tollenaar RAEM, Schreurs WH, Wouters MWJM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Spread Through Air Spaces is a Prognostic Factor in Sublobar Resection of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: STAS is a prognostic factor of poor outcomes for sublobar resection in patients with lung cancer. The worse prognosis for sublobar resection would be associated with STAS. PMID: 29625101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Shiono S, Endo M, Suzuki K, Yarimizu K, Hayasaka K, Yanagawa N Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Tricuspid Valve Detachment in Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Does Not Impact Valve Function.
CONCLUSIONS: Tricuspid valve detachment did not compromise long-term valve durability and did not impose increased morbidity. Patients who underwent TVD had a similar prevalence of mild TR to patients without TVD. Moderate TR was exceptionally rare in both groups. When exposure is difficult, TVD is a safe and effective technical adjunct. PMID: 29625102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fraser CD, Zhou X, Palepu S, Lui C, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Magruder JT, Jacobs ML, Cameron DE, Hibino N, Vricella LA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aortic Valve Reoperation Following Stentless Bioprosthesis: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding outcomes for stentless aortic valve reoperation. The reported reoperative mortality has been unacceptably high. METHODS: Between 1997-2017, a retrospective analysis was performed on 143 patients that underwent open aortic valve reoperations for failed stentless aortic valve bioprostheses. We evaluated both short- and long-term outcomes on this cohort of patients. RESULTS: Bicuspid aortic valve was present in 107/143 (75%) of patients at the time of the initial Freestyle procedure and 84% (120/143) patients underwent a modified inclusion aortic roo...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yang B, Patel HJ, Norton EL, Debenedictus C, Farhat L, Wu X, He K, Hornsby WE, Likosky DS, Deeb GM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Invited Commentary.
PMID: 29571327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Atkins BZ, Mokadam NA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Invited Commentary.
PMID: 29571328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sultan I, Kilic A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Invited Commentary.
PMID: 29571329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Peng DM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Chest Wall Mechanics In  Vivo With a New Custom-Made Three-Dimensional-Printed Sternal Prosthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: Rigid sternal reconstruction with a three-dimensional-printed prosthesis demonstrated superior respiratory mechanics compared with reconstruction with an autologous muscle flap. PMID: 29571330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Oswald N, Senanayake E, Naidu B, Khalil H, Bishay E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Hybrid Repair of Kommerell Diverticulum in Right Aortic Arch: Anatomic Considerations.
te; P PMID: 29571331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: El Batti S, Ben Abdallah I, Alsac JM, Vouhé P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Reply.
PMID: 29571332 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rosu C, Dorval JF, Abraham CZ, Cartier R, Demers P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

More Reasons for Pericardiectomy Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
PMID: 29571333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rupprecht L, Schmid C Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Reply.
PMID: 29571334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Stulak JM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Reply.
PMID: 29571335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Masmoudi H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Pneumothorax: Real Alternative to Multiportal?
PMID: 29571336 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Baisi A, Raveglia F, De Simone M, Cioffi U Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Cardiac Arrest Deserves Special Consideration.
PMID: 29571337 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Taylor B, Kon Z, Herr D, Rubinson L, Mazzeffi M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Variables Affecting the Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein Level.
PMID: 29571338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Son KH, Choi CH, Park KY Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Right Ventricular Preload and Increased Exercise Performance After Fontan-Bj örk Modification.
Right Ventricular Preload and Increased Exercise Performance After Fontan-Björk Modification. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr;105(4):1283-1284 Authors: Iscan S, Donmez K, Yurekli I, Kestelli M PMID: 29571339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Iscan S, Donmez K, Yurekli I, Kestelli M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

About Cerebral Protection.
PMID: 29571340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Iscan S, Donmez K, Eygi B, Kestelli M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 29571341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Is Transplantation Early for the Failing Single  Ventricle?
Is Transplantation Early for the Failing Single Ventricle? Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr;105(4):1284 Authors: Yurekli I, Kestelli M, Cakir H, Eygi B PMID: 29571342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yurekli I, Kestelli M, Cakir H, Eygi B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Decision Making, Evidence, and Practice.
PMID: 29571343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lobdell KW, Rose GA, Mishra AK, Sanchez JA, Fann JI Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Graft-Versus-Tumor Effect in Adenocarcinoma of the Lung.
ch MT Abstract Donor T cells after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation can give rise to the graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect in hematologic malignancies. GVT effect has been reported previously to cause regression of some solid tumors. However, none have reported a documented case of GVT effect leading to complete resolution of adenocarcinoma of the lung. Here, we present the case of complete regression of a pathologically proven adenocarcinoma of the lung in a patient undergoing myeloablative-matched unrelated donor peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemi...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wiener DC, Bravo-Iñiguez CE, Trien-Vihn Ho V, Qian X, Jaklitsch MT Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Total Artificial Heart as Rescue Therapy for Primary Graft Failure in an Infant.
Abstract An infant unable to be weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass after orthotopic heart transplantation was cannulated for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. During the next 3 days, allograft failure and intracardiac thrombosis necessitated cardiectomy. To provide acute mechanical circulatory support, artificial atrial chambers were constructed with Gore-Tex conduits and PediMag centrifugal pumps were connected to each by Berlin Heart EXCOR cannulae. The PediMag pumps were subsequently exchanged for 10-mL Berlin Heart EXCOR pumps. After 60 days of support by total artificial heart, the patient was bridged succ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ziegler LA, Sainathan S, Morell VO, Sharma MS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum With Concurrent Pneumorrhachis: A Rare Clinical Entity.
Abstract Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is the presence of interstitial air in the mediastinal structures without an apparent cause. Pneumorrhachis is defined as the presence of air in the spinal canal. Concurrent pneumorrhachis is an extremely rare epiphenomenon of spontaneous pneumomediastinum without pneumothorax. Diagnosis is confirmed by radiologic imaging of the chest. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and pneumorrhachis usually resolve with conservative therapy such as bed rest, analgesic agents, and supplemental oxygen. A 20-year-old male patient presented with recurrent spontaneous pneumomediastinum with concu...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ramasamy P, Kale SB, Subramaniam S, Giridhar K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research