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Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Christian Sellin, Silke Asch, Ahmed Belmenai, Fanar Mourad, Meinolf Voss, Hilmar Dörge
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March 24, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Martin Czerny, Walter Gross-Fengels, Andreas Harloff, Rolf Alexander Janosi, Tilo Kölbel, Andreas Mahnken, Alexander Raddatz, Bartosz Rylski, Sebastian Schmidt, Wolfgang Schneider, Andreas Teske, Tim Berger
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March 22, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Jae Woong Choi, Ji Seong Kim, Yoonjin Kang, Suk Ho Sohn, Kyung Hwan Kim, Eun-Ah Park, Ho Young Hwang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare long-term outcomes after tricuspid valve (TV) repair (TVr) with those after tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) by adjusting the right ventricular (RV) volume and function. METHODS: We enrolled 147 patients who underwent TVr (n = 78) and TVR (n = 69) for grade 3 or 4 tricuspid regurgitation and had preoperative cardiac magnetic resonance data. Long-term clinical outcomes were compared between the two groups using inverse probability treatment weighting (IPTW) to adjust for differences in preoperative characteristics between the two groups...
March 22, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Nezih Onur Ermerak, Sehnaz Olgun Yildizeli, Derya Kocakaya, Bulent Mutlu, Koray Ak, Serpil Gezer Tas
BACKGROUND: COVID-19 is still an ongoing entity and every day we face new sequalae of the disease. We hereby present surgical results of patients who are treated with post-COVID chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. METHODS: Data were collected among patients who underwent pulmonary endarterectomy and had a diagnosis of post-COVID chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. All data were retrospectively reviewed from a prospectively conducted database...
March 21, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Sven Maier, Lisa Rösner, Lars Saemann, Jonas Sogl, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Georg Trummer, Martin Czerny, Christoph Benk
BACKGROUND:  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly applied over recent decades to treat severe cardiogenic shock and acute lung failure and cardiac arrest of various causes. Acute intoxication with therapeutic substances or other chemical substances can cause severe cardiogenic shock or even cardiac arrest. The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative systematic review of ECMO use in intoxication and poisoning. METHODS:  We searched the PubMed, Medline, and Web of Science databases from January 1971 to December 2021 and selected appropriate studies according to our inclusion and exclusion criteria to evaluate the role of ECMO in intoxication and poisoning systematically...
March 20, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Natsuya Ishikawa, Masahiko Narita, Tomonori Shirasaka, Ryouhei Ushioda, Masahiro Tsutsui, Nobuyoshi Azuma, Hiroyuki Kamiya
BACKGROUND:  This study explored if long-distance transfer was safe for patients suffering from acute aortic dissection type A (AADA) and also analyzed the effectiveness of helicopter transfer and cloud-type imaging transfer systems for such patients in northern Hokkaido, Japan. METHOD AND RESULTS:  The study included 112 consecutive patients who underwent emergency surgical treatment for AADA from April 2014 to September 2020. The patients were divided into two groups according to the location of referral source hospitals: the Asahikawa city group (group A, n  = 49) and the out-of-the-city group (group O, n  = 63)...
March 20, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Mohamed Eraqi, Abdel Hannan Diab, Klaus Matschke, Konstantin Alexiou
BACKGROUND:  There are many factors that are known to increase the risk of sternal wound infection (SWI); some studies have reported that nickel is a risk factor for SWI. Titanium wires have only been used as an alternative to steel wires in patients with known allergy to nickel. However, there is a paucity of literature regarding the safety of using titanium wires compared to that on the safety of steel wires for sternum closure after cardiac surgery. Therefore, this study aimed to demonstrate the noninferiority of titanium wires, even in patients without a known allergy...
March 14, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Yoshiyuki Takami, Atsuo Maekawa, Koji Yamana, Kiyotoshi Akita, Kentaro Amano, Yusuke Sakurai, Yasushi Takagi
Background Concerns of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding after cardiac surgery are increasing with increased use of antiplatelets and anticoagulants. We investigated the roles of preoperative screening for fecal occult blood by fecal immunochemical test (FIT) widely used to detect GI bleeding and cancer. Methods A retrospective review was done in 1,663 consecutive patients undergoing FIT before cardiac surgery between years 2012 and 2020. One or two rounds of FIT were carried out 2 to 3 weeks before surgery, when antiplatelets and anticoagulants were not suspended yet...
March 13, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Marie Claes, Francesco Pollari, Hazem Mamdooh, Theodor Fischlein
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the impact of membranous interventricular septum (MIS) length and calcifications of the native aortic valve (AV), via preoperative multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scan, on postoperative atrioventricular block III (AVB/ AVBIII) and permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) in surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed preoperative contrast-enhanced MDCT scans and procedural outcomes of patients affected by aortic valve stenosis who underwent SAVR at our centre (06/2016-12/2019)...
March 13, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Thomas Simon Zajonz, Marit Habicher, Andreas Böning, Matthias Heringlake, Jörg Ender, Andreas Markewitz, Florian Brenck, Michael Sander
BACKGROUND:  The German guideline on intensive care treatment of cardiac surgical patients provides evidence-based recommendations on management and monitoring. It remains unclear if, respectively, to which degree the guidelines are implemented into the daily practice. Therefore, this study aims to characterize the implementation of guideline recommendations in German cardiac surgical intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS:  An internet-based online survey (42 questions, 9 topics) was sent to 158 German head physicians of cardiac surgical ICUs...
March 9, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Julia Götte, Armin Zittermann, Rene Schramm, Sabine Bleiziffer, Marcus-Andre Deutsch, Andre Renner, Jan F Gummert
BACKGROUND: Isolated tricuspid valve surgery has been associated with early mortality rates of up to 10%. With rapidly emerging interventional catheter-based options, the question arises of whether current technical and perioperative protocols in cardiac surgery might translate into lower than previously expected mortality rates, especially when looking at data from high-volume centers. METHODS: We performed a retrospective single-center analysis in 369 patients undergoing isolated tricuspid valve repair (n=256) or replacement (n=113) between 2009 and 2021...
March 7, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Kubra Ozturk, Ozlem Boybeyi, Tutku Soyer
BACKGROUND:  This article evaluates the effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on clinical course and management of cases that underwent bronchoscopy for suspected foreign body aspiration (FBA) in children. METHOD:  The patients who underwent bronchoscopy with a presumptive diagnosis of FBA between July 2018 and December 2021 were evaluated for demographic features, clinical findings, management details, and outcomes. Patients were divided in two groups: before pandemic (group A) and during pandemic (group B)...
March 1, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Maximilian Franz, Nunzio Davide De Manna, Saskia Schulz, Fabio Ius, Axel Haverich, Serghei Cebotari, Igor Tudorache, Jawad Salman
BACKGROUND:  The minimally invasive mitral valve procedure warrants minimal surgical trauma and might influence the postoperative course positively, especially in old patients. In this retrospective study, we reviewed our experience in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (miMVS) in patients aged ≥ 75 years. METHODS:  In this retrospective cohort study, based on propensity score matching, we compared patients aged ≥75 years with patients aged <75 years who underwent miMVS...
March 1, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Denis Fedorov, Robert Bauernschmitt, Jean-Pilippe Grunebaum, Stefan Bauer, Ralf Sodian, Eberhard von Hodenberg
BACKGROUND:  Bioprosthetic stentless aortic valves may degenerate over time and will require replacement. This study aimed to evaluate early- and mid-term outcomes after isolated surgical redo aortic valve replacement (redo-SAVR) and transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation (TAVI-VIV) for degenerated stentless Freestyle bioprostheses. METHODS:  We reviewed records of 56 patients at a single center. Overall, 37 patients (66.1%) received TAVI-VIV and 19 (33...
March 1, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Takeshi Matsunaga, Kazuya Takamochi, Aritoshi Hattori, Mariko Fukui, Kenji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy improves the survival of patients with resected pathological stage II/III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the efficacy in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations remains controversial. METHODS: This retrospective study included 353 patients with resected pathological N1/N2 stage II/III NSCLC between 2010 and 2016. Mutant EGFR (mEGFR) was detected in 76 patients. Adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) was administered to 151 patients...
February 23, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dmitry Bobylev, Klea Hysko, Murat Avsar, Tomislav Cvitkovic, Elena Petena, Samir Sarikouch, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Georg Hansmann, Axel Haverich, Alexander Horke
OBJECTIVES: Patients with congenital heart disease frequently require surgical or percutaneous interventional valve replacement after initial CHD repair. In some of these patients, simultaneous replacement of both semilunar valves is necessary, resulting in increased procedural complexity, morbidity, and mortality. In this study, we analyze the outcomes of simultaneous aortic and pulmonary valve replacements following multiple surgical interventions for CHD. METHODS: A retrospective study of 24 patients who after initial repair of CHD underwent single-stage aortic and pulmonary valve replacement at our institution between 2003 - 2021...
February 23, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Chia-Yu Ou, Hsiang-Wei Hu, Ting-Wei Lin, Jun-Neng Roan, Yu-Ning Hu, Yi-Cheng Wang, Meng-Ta Tsai
BACKGROUND:  The effect of continuous myocardial perfusion (CMP) on the surgical results of acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) remains unclear. METHODS:  From January 2017 to March 2022, 141 patients who underwent ATAAD (90.8%) or intramural hematoma (9.2%) surgery were reviewed. Fifty-one patients (36.2%) received proximal-first aortic reconstruction and CMP during distal anastomosis. Ninety patients (63.8%) underwent distal-first aortic reconstruction and were placed in traditional cold blood cardioplegic arrest (CA; 4°C, 4:1 blood-to-Plegisol) throughout the procedure...
February 22, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Kathrin Feller, Lukas Schipper, Juan Liu, Truong Quang Vu Phan, Knut Kroeger, Karl-Heinz Joeckel, Hildegard Lax
AIM:  The aim of this study was to define determinants of length of hospital stay (LOS) longer than mean and recurrence of infection (ROI) after complete healing of patients with deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). PATIENTS AND METHODS:  In this observational study, we included 303 patients (155 females and 148 males, with mean age of 68 years) treated from 2016 to 2020 at the Department of Plastic Surgery of the HELIOS Klinik Krefeld, Germany. All patients received extensive necrosectomy, repetitive negative pressure therapy periods, and final transplantation of a pectoral musculocutaneous flap...
February 13, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Leah Argus, Marcus Taylor, Maral Ouzounian, Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Stuart W Grant
BACKGROUND:  The reporting of alternative postoperative measures of quality after cardiac surgery is becoming increasingly important as in-hospital mortality rates continue to decline. This study aims to systematically review and assess risk models designed to predict long-term outcomes after cardiac surgery. METHODS:  The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for articles published between 1990 and 2020. Studies developing or validating risk prediction models for long-term outcomes after cardiac surgery were included...
February 7, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Stefan Sponholz, Agnes Koch, Mesut Mese, Silvan Becker, Martin Sebastian, Sebastian Fischer, Stephan Trainer, Waldemar Schreiner
Background Neoadjuvant immunochemotherapy is currently being tested in pivotal trials for stage I-III NSCLC. The impact of immunochemotherapy in patients with oligometastastic disease remains undefined. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of radical treatment after the neoadjuvant course of immunochemotherapy versus chemotherapy. Methods We retrospectively analyzed patients with oligometastastic disease who were treated with immunochemotherapy or chemotherapy combined with local ablation of metastases and radical primary tumor resection between 2017 and 2021...
February 6, 2023: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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