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Background: For the first time, microdialysis was used to investigate in vivo and online the myocardial metabolism during and after cardiac surgery in patients treated with two different methods of myocardial protection. Methods: Thirty patients underwent standard CABG with one of two different...
Objective: Risk stratification in thoracic aortic surgery is a topic of major interest. Recent studies have shown the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) to be an extremely useful and reliable risk stratification score and also a good indicator of quality of care in...
Objective: Although acute interstitial pneumonia is a life-threatening complication following surgery for lung cancer, the cause and risk factors for acute interstitial pneumonia remain unknown. We conducted this study to determine the characteristics of acute interstitial pneumonia after...
Objective: There are few data available on the effect of ultrasonic skeletonization with the harmonic scalpel on internal thoracic artery (ITA) and gastroepiploic artery (GEA) vessel function. Methods: Rings of segments of the skeletonized ITA, pedicled ITA, skeletonized GEA, and pedicled GEA...
SummaryThe purpose of this study was to use a meta-analytical technique to examine the efficacy of surgical repair of pectus excavatum on pulmonary function. Studies were retrieved via computerized literature searches, cross-referencing from original and review articles. Inclusion criteria were...
Objective: We have recently reported our isolated and working swine heart model that examines the valve motion precisely by a high-speed digital video camera system. Using this modality, the present study aimed (1) to delineate the motion of the mitral leaflets, chords and annulus throughout the...
Objective: Bronchopleural fistula is a serious complication of pulmonary resection. For anatomical reasons, lower lobectomy is thought to carry a higher risk for bronchopleural fistula. We investigated the efficacy of bronchial stump reinforcement with a pedicled intercostal muscle flap after...
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