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Open Access 20.03.2023 | Original Article

Stagnating blood flow related to thrombus formation in pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobectomy

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, and surgery for lung cancer is widely performed with curative intent. Cerebral infarction can occur after surgery for lung cancer. According to a recent survey reported from Japan in …

verfasst von:
Takahito Nakano, Hiroyuki Kaneda, Tomohiro Murakawa

15.03.2023 | Correction

Correction: Preemptive fenestrated endovascular repair aimed at perfusion of cervical branches in acute type B aortic dissection

verfasst von:
Naoki Toya, Takao Ohki, Eisaku Ito, Soichiro Fukushima, Hikaru Nakagawa

Open Access 14.03.2023 | Original Article

A sealant with a hemostatic mechanism independent of the blood coagulation function was effective in both elective and emergency surgery for thoracic aorta

Effective hemostasis is key to the success of aortic surgery. Numerous surgical sealants had been developed for controlling bleeding [ 1 – 4 ]. However, currently available sealants have several limitations, such as risk of contamination with …

verfasst von:
Shigeki Morita, Hitoshi Yaku

13.03.2023 | Original Article

Clinical outcome of intraoperative hemodialysis using a hemoconcentrator during cardiopulmonary bypass for dialysis-dependent patients

Intraoperative hemodialysis (IHD) during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is thought to improve the clinical outcomes of patients with end-stage renal dysfunction who undergo open-heart surgery [ 1 – 7 ]. However, IHD is not commonly used in the …

verfasst von:
Satoshi Ohtsubo, Takahito Itoh, Yujiro Kawai, Kanako Kobayashi, Shuichiro Yoshitake, Naoki Fujimura, Yuta Shoji, Shuichi Ishii

11.03.2023 | Original Article

Minimally invasive surgery for anterior flail chest injury in the acute phase: series of 10 cases

Anterior type of chest wall injury involved multiple uni- or bilateral rib fractures that cause serious instability of the chest wall and are sometimes present in combination with pulmonary contusion. Ventilatory management is required in such …

verfasst von:
Tomoki Nakagawa, Ryota Masuda, Shunsuke Yamada, Masayuki Iwazaki

10.03.2023 | How to Do It

Alternative position of cannulae in veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for maintaining sufficient flow support

Blood flow disturbance of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) can be a risk factor of weaning failure. We report an alternative position of cannulae of VV-ECMO which can maintain blood flow. The recirculation rate could be …

verfasst von:
Ui Won Ko, Chang Hyu Choi, Chul-Hyun Park, Seok In Lee

08.03.2023 | Review Article

Perioperative transfusion and long-term mortality after cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis

Cardiac surgery is associated with a high incidence of periprocedural blood loss and associated transfusion. Multiple factors are involved, including the invasiveness of surgical technique, need for high dose anticoagulation, and the use of …

verfasst von:
Kei Woldendorp, Lucy Manuel, Arpit Srivastava, Matthew Doane, Levi Bassin, David Marshman

05.03.2023 | Original Article

A series of experiences with TissuePatch™ for alveolar air leak after pulmonary resection

Persistent air leak is the most common complication caused by alveolar-pleural fistulas during lung resection [ 1 – 4 ]. Persistent air leak is associated with prolonged chest tube duration and length of hospital stay; adverse events, such as …

verfasst von:
Takahiro Homma

28.02.2023 | Letter to the Editor

Radial artery versus right mammary artery: the fight is always open, and statistics rule

verfasst von:
Francesco Formica, Stefano D’Alessandro

27.02.2023 | Original Article

Outcomes of del Nido cardioplegia after surgical aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting

The use of del Nido cardioplegia (DNC) as the cardioplegic solution of choice is well accepted in the pediatric cardiac surgery field [ 1 ]. However, very few clinical studies have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety in adult …

verfasst von:
Chikashi Nakai, Cheng Zhang, Hiroto Kitahara, Christian Shults, Ron Waksman, Ezequiel. J. .Molina

25.02.2023 | Original Article

Residual middle lobectomy after right upper or lower lobectomy: indications and outcome

Middle lobectomy after upper or lower lobectomy is occasionally encountered in routine clinical practice; however, the indications and approaches differ according to the initial operation.

verfasst von:
Satoshi Takamori, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watanabe, Kaito Sato, Satoshi Shiono, Tetsuro Uchida

22.02.2023 | Original Article

Outcomes of immune checkpoint inhibitors for postoperative recurrence of non-small cell lung cancer

Treatment for postoperative recurrence of resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) depends on its location (locoregional or distant) and number (single or multiple) [ 1 ]. Although selected patients with oligometastases may be successfully …

verfasst von:
Itsuki Yuasa, Masatsugu Hamaji, Hiroaki Ozasa, Yuichi Sakamori, Hironori Yoshida, Yojiro Yutaka, Toshi Menju, Toyohiro Hirai, Hiroshi Date

Open Access 21.02.2023 | Original Article

Outcomes of continuous flow left ventricular assist device after surgical left ventricular restoration

Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) has been developed for patients with end-stage heart failure which is refractory to guideline-directed heart failure therapy in Japan, the United States of America, and Europe, owing to a shortage of donors [ …

verfasst von:
Takayuki Gyoten, Minoru Ono

18.02.2023 | Original Article

Could the probability of surgical indication be determined after first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a common condition. The universally accepted indications for surgical treatment of PSP are prolonged air leak (PAL) and ipsilateral recurrence of pneumothorax [ 1 – 3 ]. Many studies have been published …

verfasst von:
Necati Çıtak, Servet Özdemir, Selçuk Köse

18.02.2023 | Original Article

Propensity score analysis comparing off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in older adults

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) was introduced in the 1990s to reduce the invasiveness of extracorporeal circulation and make coronary artery bypass grafting less invasive. OPCAB does not lead to elevated inflammatory marker …

verfasst von:
Shinji Ogawa, Yoshiharu Mori, Tumurbaatar Batkhishig, Toshiyuki Yamada, Yuhei Saito, Yukihide Numata, Shinji Kamiya, Miki Asano, Takayuki Saito, Hisao Suda

09.02.2023 | Original Article

Circ_0024108 promotes the progression of esophageal cancer cells

Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains a prevalent gastrointestinal malignancy [ 3 ]. Since there is a lack of specific symptoms and early diagnosis methods, ESCC patients are usually diagnosed as late with lymphatic metastasis. Even if …

verfasst von:
Tongchen Hu, Huali Peng, Fan Yang, Fan Zhang, Jintao He

06.02.2023 | Original Article

The effect of adding an open distal anastomosis to proximal aneurysm repairs in bicuspid aortopathy

The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) pathology is commonly associated with aneurysms of the ascending aorta or aortic root, with a reported prevalence of 20–40% [ 1 ]. Moreover, evidence has suggested that patients with bicuspid aortic valves May have …

verfasst von:
Christian Pearsall, Philip M. Allen, Yanling Zhao, Ilya Kim, Casidhe Bethancourt, Diane Hu, Paul A. Kurlansky, Isaac George, Craig R. Smith, Hiroo Takayama

05.02.2023 | Original Article

The preoperative assessment of thoracic wall adhesions using four-dimensional computed tomography

The mainstay of treatment for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide [ 1 ], is surgery. According to the Annual Report by the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery, the hospital mortality rate after surgery …

verfasst von:
Jun Suzuki, Satoshi Shiono, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Hikaru Watanabe, Satoshi Takamori, Takayuki Sasage, Kaito Sato, Yusuke Matsui, Testsuro Uchida, Fumika Watarai

27.01.2023 | Original Article

Prognostic factors for pulmonary carcinoid with positive lymph node after surgical resection: a SEER database study

Pulmonary carcinoid (PC) is a rare well differentiated lung neuroendocrine tumor (NET), which accounts for only 1–2% of all pulmonary neoplasms [ 1 , 2 ]. PC is divided into low-grade typical carcinoid (TC) and intermediate-grade atypical carcinoid …

verfasst von:
Xiaoling Wang, Tingting Liu, Jun Chen, Jun Dang

12.01.2023 | Review Article

Improving survival after pulmonary metastasectomy for sarcoma: analysis of prognostic factors

Pulmonary Metastasectomy (PM) is a widely utilised but currently debated surgical practice that aims to improve survival in oligometastatic cancer patients. The lung represents a frequent site for solid-organ metastasis, and 20–40% of all sarcoma …

verfasst von:
Daniel Shell