Congenital aortic and truncal valve reconstruction using the Ozaki technique: Short-term clinical results.

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Aortic valve reconstruction (AVRec) with neocuspidization or the Ozaki procedure with complete cusp replacement for aortic valve disease has excellent mid-term results in adults. Limited results of AVRec in pediatric […]

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Endovascular treatment of complicated versus uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection.

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The study objective was to analyze the outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair performed for complicated and uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissections.Patients from WL Gore’s Global Registry for Endovascular […]

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Protective effect of necrosulfonamide on pulmonary ischemia

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Necroptosis plays an important role in cell death during pulmonary ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). We hypothesized that therapy with necrosulfonamide (NSA), a mixed-lineage kinase domain-like protein inhibitor, would attenuate lung IRI.Rats […]

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The impact of additional antegrade pulmonary blood flow at bidirectional Glenn shunt on long-term outcomes.

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We investigated the impact of additional antegrade pulmonary blood flow on the long-term outcomes after bidirectional Glenn shunt.From 2001 to 2015, 279 patients underwent bidirectional Glenn shunt as an interim […]

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Optimal medical therapy with or without surgical revascularization and long-term outcomes in ischemic cardiomyopathy.

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Optimal medical therapy in patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease is associated with improved outcomes. However, whether this association is influenced by the performance of coronary artery bypass grafting […]

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Prepump autologous blood collection is associated with reduced intraoperative transfusions in aortic surgery with circulatory arrest: A propensity score-matched analysis.

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To evaluate the effect of autologous whole blood (AWB) collection on intraoperative/postoperative allogeneic blood transfusion rate in complex aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest.This retrospective study included adults who underwent […]

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The American College of Surgeons Surgical Risk Calculator performs well for pulmonary resection: A validation study.

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The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator (NSQIP SRC) was developed to estimate the risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality within 30 days of an […]

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Midterm outcomes with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis in a prospective multicenter cohort study.

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The objective of this study was to report midterm clinical outcomes with a self-expandable sutureless aortic valve.Between 2010 and 2013, 658 patients at 25 European institutions received the Perceval sutureless […]

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Attrition between the superior cavopulmonary connection and the Fontan procedure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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We investigated the incidence and predictors of failure to undergo the Fontan in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who survived superior cavopulmonary connection.The cohort consists of all patients with […]

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Experience with a standardized protocol to predict successful explantation of left ventricular assist devices.

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Patients with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device may show recovery of myocardial function with unloading. Identifying candidates for and predicting clinical and hemodynamic stability after left ventricular assist device […]

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Factors associated with esophageal motility improvement after bilateral lung transplant in patients with an aperistaltic esophagus.

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We reported that esophageal peristalsis can improve after lung transplant (LTx), even in patients with pretransplant esophageal aperistalsis. This improvement was associated with better outcomes. We analyzed preoperative factors and sought […]

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The influence of tobacco load versus smoking status on outcomes following lobectomy for lung cancer in a statewide quality collaborative.

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Collaborative quality consortia can facilitate implementation of quality measures arising from clinical databases. Our statewide general thoracic surgery (GTS) collaborative investigated the influences of cigarette smoking status on mortality and […]

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Impact of preoperative nutritional scores on 1-year postoperative mortality in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery.

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Malnutrition is a well-recognized risk factor for poor prognosis and mortality. We investigated whether preoperative malnutrition diagnosed with objective nutritional scores affects 1-year mortality in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery.In […]

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Pulsatile ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant for the early high-risk single-ventricle physiology.

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The use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) as a bridge-to-transplant in patients with single-ventricle physiology post-stage one palliation has been associated with poor outcomes. We describe our center’s successful experience […]

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Quantifying invasiveness of clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma with computed tomography texture features.

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The study objectives were to establish and validate a nomogram for pathological invasiveness prediction in clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma and to help identify those potentially unsuitable for sublobar resection-based […]

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Atrial functional versus ventricular functional mitral regurgitation: Prognostic implications.

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Atrial functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) occurs because of left atrial dilatation or atrial fibrillation in heart failure with preserved left ventricular (LV) function, contrary to ventricular FMR, which occurs because […]

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Clinical impact of a small component of ground-glass opacity in solid-dominant clinical stage IA non-small cell lung cancer.

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Non-small cell lung cancers with a ground-glass opacity component have better prognosis than those with solid nodules of equivalent consolidation size. However, the impact of small ground-glass opacity components on […]

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A single-arm study of sublobar resection for ground-glass opacity dominant peripheral lung cancer.

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The optimal mode of surgery for ground-glass opacity dominant peripheral lung cancer defined with thoracic thin-section computed tomography remains unknown.We conducted a single-arm confirmatory trial to evaluate the efficacy and […]

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Sex differences in patients with cardiogenic shock requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Our study assesses differences between male and female patients placed on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiogenic shock.We retrospectively analyzed 574 adult patients placed on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for […]

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