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1 Negative pressure wound treatment improves apache ii score in mediastinitis allowing a successful elective pectoralis muscles flap closure. 6-year experience of a single protocol The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 ECMO in patients with superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (Glenn) The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Readmission following lung cancer resection is associated with a six-fold increase in 90-day postoperative mortality The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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4 Liver laceration from a diaphragmatic suture in minithoracotomy mitral valve repair Journal of Cardiac Surgery, April 23, 2014    Review Article

5 Perioperative strategies and technical modifications to the Nuss repair for pectus excavatum in pediatric patients: A large volume, single institution experience Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 22, 2014    Review Article

6 Successful lung lobectomy for a lung cancer following thoracic endovascular aortic repair for a thoracic aortic aneurysm: Report of a case Surgery Today, April 22, 2014

7 Takedown of cavopulmonary shunt at the time of biventricular repair The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Review Article

8 The N2 paradox: Similar outcomes of pre- and postoperatively identified single-zone N2a positive non-small-cell lung cancer European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 A review of 250 ten-year survivors after pneumonectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Review Article

10 The relative performance characteristics of the Logistic EuroSCORE and the Society of Thoracic Surgery score in the PARTNER Trial The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Could Thoracoscore predict postoperative mortality in patients undergoing pneumonectomy? European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Erythrocyte osmotic resistance recovery after lung volume reduction surgery European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Segmentectomy for c-T1N0M0 non-small cell lung cancer Surgery Today, April 18, 2014    Review Article

14 Revised ESTS guidelines for preoperative mediastinal lymph node staging for non-small-cell lung cancer European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 The outcomes of surgery in lung cancer patients with schizophrenia Surgery Today, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Is a small-bore catheter efficient for most pleural pathologies? Surgery Today, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Pleural ultrasound as an adjunct to physical examination in the preoperative evaluation of lung cancer patients European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy and brushing: A comparative evaluation for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

19 Significance and function of different spinal collateral compartments following thoracic aortic surgery: immediate versus long-term flow compensation European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Giant basal cell carcinoma of the anterior chest wall with bone invasion European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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Most Popular Surgery Articles

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1 Is sacrifying the phrenic nerve during thymoma resection worthwhile? European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 11, 2014

2 European guidelines on structure and qualification of general thoracic surgery European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 10, 2014    Clinical Guideline

3 Oncologic outcomes after completion thyroidectomy for patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 7, 2014

4 Modified histologic classification as a prognostic factor in pulmonary adenocarcinoma International Journal of Surgical Pathology, March 18, 2014

5 A prospective randomized single-blind control study of volume threshold for chest tube removal following lobectomy World Journal of Surgery, January 8, 2014

6 Early chest tube removal after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy with serous fluid production up to 500 ml/day European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, February 3, 2014

7 Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and / or thymoma Zentralblatt für Chirurgie - Zeitschrift für Allgemeine, Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, March 21, 2014

8 Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy at 20 years: A consensus statement European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 27, 2014

9 Mitral valve surgery; Right lateral minithoracotomy or sternotomy? A systematic review and meta-analysis The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 12, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Guideline

10 Biomolecular and clinical practice in malignant pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer: What thoracic surgeons should know European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 25, 2014    Review Article

11 Systematic lymph node dissection in lung metastasectomy of renal cell carcinoma: An 18 years of experience Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 17, 2014

12 Prognostic factors in pulmonary metastasectomy: Spotlight on molecular and radiological markers European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 3, 2014    Review Article

13 Successful management of postoperative pain with pregabalin after thoracotomy Surgery Today, March 25, 2014

14 Avoidance of completion pneumonectomy by sparing the right middle lobe The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 17, 2014

15 A comprehensive treatment approach is necessary for the closure of open window thoracostomy: An institutional review of 35 cases Surgery Today, February 26, 2014    Review Article

16 Delayed chest closure following lung transplantation: techniques, outcomes, and strategies The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, March 14, 2014    Review Article

17 Feasibility of aspirin continuation during the perioperative period for pulmonary resection in lung cancer patients: A retrospective study at a single institute in Japan Surgery Today, February 19, 2014

18 Lung volume reduction surgery since the national emphysema treatment trial: Study of society of thoracic surgeons database The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 27, 2014

19 The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection Journal of Thoracic Disease, March 13, 2014    Free full text

20 Non-rigid reconstruction of chest wall defects after resection of musculoskeletal tumors Surgery Today, March 18, 2014    Review Article

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