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OBJECTIVESWe developed a new algorithm to identify high-risk patients for underweight after oesophagectomy for cancer. Patients were assigned to an agegender-specific body mass index percentile (AG-BMI) which is then used in a survival analysis. This model was able to identify patients more at...
OBJECTIVESPostoperative spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating complication of surgical repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm or dissection (TAAD), despite the complex reconstruction of inter-costal or lumbar arteries involved in the surgery. As an alternative technique, endovascular...
OBJECTIVESThe incidence rate of prolonged air leak (PAL) after lobectomy, defined as any air leak prolonged beyond 7 days, can be estimated to be in between 6 and 15. In 2011, the Epithor group elaborated an accurate predictive score for PAL after open lung resections, so-called IPAL (index of...
The decision-making process in the management of patients with ischaemic heart disease has historically been the responsibility of the cardiologist and encompasses medical management, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Currently, there is...
OBJECTIVESThis study reports a series of pitfalls, premature failures and explantations of the third-generation Freedom SOLO (FS) bovine pericardial stentless valve.METHODSA total of 149 patients underwent aortic valve replacement using the FS. Follow-up was 100 complete with an average...
OBJECTIVESAs the indication for antiplatelet medication expands, patients may be exposed to an increased risk of excessive blood loss when cardiac surgery is required. The optimal timing to stop acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or ASA combined with clopidogrel (ASAClo) before surgery is the subject of...
A broad range of materials have been described for sternal reconstruction in order to guarantee not only the best preservation of respiratory mechanics, but also adequate mediastinal protection and acceptable cosmetic results. Today, titanium implants are preferred by many surgeons because of...
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