DOI: 10.1055/s-00000085

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Publication Date: 24 March 2017

Short Communication

Publication Date: 21 March 2017

Short Communication

Madjarov, Jeko M.; Katz, Michael G.; Poole, Brad; Madzharov, Svetozar; Fedor, John M.; Robicsek, Francis: An Extrapericardial Minimally Invasive Approach for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Publication Date: 17 March 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Bitan, Ohad; Pirundini, Paul A.; Leshem, Eyal; Consalvi, Carrie; McGurk, Siobhan; King, Quincy; Loberman, Dan: Coronary Endarterectomy or Patch Angioplasty for Diffuse Left Anterior Descending Artery Disease

Original Cardiovascular

Calafiore, Antonio M.; Sheikh, Azmat A.; Alfonso, Juan J.; Tantawi, Tarek; Maklouf, Belgeit; Shawki, Ahmed; Allam, Ahmed; Awadi, Mohammed O.; Osman, Ahmed A.; Habib, Aly M.; Di Mauro, Michele: Elective Primary or Secondary Delayed Sternal Closure Improves Outcome in Severely Compromised Patients

Publication Date: 10 March 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Baran, Cagdas; Cakici, Mehmet; Ozcinar, Evren; Durdu, Serkan; Inan, Bahadir; Sirlak, Mustafa; Akar, Ruchan: Clinical Results of Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and Their Role in Risk Models: A Case-Control Study

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Zhang, Wenxiong; Wei, Yiping; Jiang, Han; Xu, Jianjun; Yu, Dongliang: R3 versus R4 Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Severe Palmar Hyperhidrosis

Publication Date: 04 March 2017

Editor's Commentary

Heinemann, Markus K.: Editor's Commentary

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Original Cardiovascular

Dinges, Christian; Steindl, Johannes; Hitzl, Wolfgang; Kiesslich, Tobias; Seitelberger, Rainald: Evidence-based Surgery of Aortic Regurgitation: Results of a Questionnaire in German-speaking Countries

Publication Date: 01 March 2017

How to Do It

Original Thoracic

Schweigert, Michael; Solymosi, Norbert; Dubecz, Attila; John, Joseph; West, Doug; Boenisch, Paul Leonhard; Karmy-Jones, Riyad; Ospina, Carlos F. Giraldo; Almeida, Ana Beatriz; Witzigmann, Helmut; Stein, Hubert J.: Predictors of Outcome in Modern Surgery for Lung Abscess

Publication Date: 15 February 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 10 February 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Original Thoracic

Schulz-Drost, Stefan; Krinner, Sebastian; Langenbach, Andreas; Oppel, Pascal; Lefering, Rolf; Taylor, Dominic; Hennig, Friedrich F.; Mauerer, Andreas; the TraumaRegister DGU: Concomitant Sternal Fracture in Flail Chest: An Analysis of 21,741 Polytrauma Patients from the TraumaRegister DGU®

Publication Date: 28 January 2017

How to Do It

Rabiou, Sani; Younssa, Hama; Didier, James; Ibrahim, Magagi; Harissou, Adamou; Adakal, Ousseini; Sani, Rachid: A Simplified Technique for Drainage of Chronic Calcified Pleural Empyema

Original Thoracic

Findik, Gokturk; Demiröz, S. Mustafa; Apaydın, Selma Mine Kara; Ertürk, Hakan; Biri, Suzan; Incekara, Funda; Aydogdu, Koray; Kaya, Sadi: Computed Tomography–Guided Methylene Blue Labeling Prior to Thoracoscopic Resection of Small Deeply Placed Pulmonary Nodules. Do We Really Need Palpation?

Publication Date: 22 January 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Hegazy, Yasser Y.; Hassanein, Wael; Ennker, Jürgen; Keshk, Noha; Bauer, Stefan; Sodian, Ralf: The Use of Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafting in Different Degrees of Obesity

Original Cardiovascular

Kadakia, Sagar; Taghavi, Sharven; Jayarajan, Senthil; Ambur, Vishnu; Wheatley, Grayson; Kaiser, Larry; Toyoda, Yoshiya: Examining Mortality and Rejection in Combined Heart–Lung Transplantations

Original Thoracic

Meyer, Christian; Bartsch, Detlef; Mirow, Nikolas; Kirschbaum, Andreas: Video-Assisted Laser Resection of Lung Metastases—Feasibility of a New Surgical Technique

Publication Date: 21 January 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 09 January 2017

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Valen, R. van; Kik, C.; Mokhles, M. M.; Bogers, A. J. J. C.: Reply by the Authors of the Original Article

Letter to the Editor

Valen, Richard van; Kik, Charles; Mokhles, Mostafa M.; Bogers, Ad J.J.C.: Reply by the Authors of the Original Article

Letter to the Editor

Publication Date: 03 January 2017

Publication Date: 31 December 2016

Erratum

Zhang, Ruoyu; Bures, Maximilian; Höffler, Klaus; Jonigk, Danny; Haverich, Axel; Krueger, Marcus: In Vitro Comparison of Two Widely Used Surgical Sealants for Treating Alveolar Air Leak

Publication Date: 28 December 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Wengenmayer, Tobias; Stephan, Anna; Grundmann, Sebastian; Föll, Daniela; Beyersdorf, Friedhelm; Bode, Christoph; Geibel, Annette: Altered Regional Myocardial Mechanics in Transplanted Hearts: Influence of Time and Transplantation

Publication Date: 13 December 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Hamiko, Marwan; Endlich, Matthias; Krämer, Christian; Probst, Chris; Welz, Armin; Wilhelm, Kai; Schiller, Wolfgang: Dilatation of Vascular Prostheses in Ascending Aortic Position: A Long-Term Follow-Up Computed Tomography Study with Comparison of Different Measurement Methods

Publication Date: 30 November 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Shaikh, Asad F.; Joseph, Susan M.; Lima, Brian; Hall, Shelley A.; Malyala, Rajasekhar; Rafael, Aldo E.; Gonzalez-Stawinski, Gonzalo V.; Chamogeorgakis, Themistokles: HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Pump Exchange: A Single-Institution Experience

Publication Date: 17 November 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Beckmann, Erik; Ismail, Issam; Cebotari, Serghei; Busse, Alexander; Martens, Andreas; Shrestha, Malakh; Kühn, Christian; Haverich, Axel; Fegbeutel, Christine: Right-Sided Heart Failure and Extracorporeal Life Support in Patients Undergoing Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: A Risk Factor Analysis for Adverse Outcome

Original Cardiovascular

Original Thoracic

Garza-Castillon, Rafael; Berger, Jonathan; Andrade, Rafael; Podgaetz, Eitan: The Pharyngostomy Tube: Indications, Technique, Efficacy, and Safety in Modern Surgical Practice

Original Thoracic

Sponholz, Stefan; Baldes, Natalie; Schirren, Moritz; Oguzhan, Selma; Menke, Henrik; Schirren, Joachim: Sternal Resection for Breast Cancer Metastases

Publication Date: 05 October 2016

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 29 September 2016

Short Communication

Kik, Charles; van Valen, Richard; Mokhles, Mostafa M.; Bekkers, Jos A.; Bogers, Ad J. J. C.: Atrioesophageal Fistula after Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Epicardial Ablation for Lone Atrial Fibrillation

Publication Date: 13 September 2016

Erratum

Lacroix, Valerie; Mosala Nezhad, Zahra; Kahn, David; Steyaert, Arnaud; Poncelet, Alain; Pieters, Thierry; Noirhomme, Philippe: Erratum: Pain, Quality of Life, and Clinical Outcomes after Robotic Lobectomy

Erratum

Mosala Nezhad, Zahra; Poncelet, Alain; Fervaille, Caroline; de Kerchove, Laurent; Gianello, Pierre: Erratum: Experimental Aortic Valve Cusp Extension with CorMatrix in a Porcine Model

Original Thoracic

Gunluoglu, Mehmet Zeki; Kocaturk, Celalettin Ibrahim; Demir, Adalet; Urer, Halide Nur; Dincer, Seyyit Ibrahim; Bedirhan, Mehmet Ali: Bronchial Stump Recurrence after Complete Resection of Lung Cancer: Effect of the Distance between the Tumor and Bronchial Resection Margin

Publication Date: 05 September 2016

Letter to the Editor

Oncel, Murat; Sunam, Guven Sadi; Yıldıran, Huseyın: Training with Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Publication Date: 01 September 2016

Invited Commentary

Short Communication

Mosala Nezhad, Zahra; Poncelet, Alain; Fervaille, Caroline; de Kerchove, Laurent; Gianello, Pierre: Experimental Aortic Valve Cusp Extension with CorMatrix in a Porcine Model

Publication Date: 30 August 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Reser, Diana; Walser, Roman; van Hemelrijk, Mathias; Holubec, Tomas; Weber, Alberto; Plass, André; Maisano, Francesco: Long-Term Outcomes after Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery through Right Anterior Minithoracotomy

Original Thoracic

Lacroix, Valerie; Mosala Nezhad, Zahra; Kahn, David; Steyaert, Arnaud; Poncelet, Alain; Pieters, Thierry; Noirhomme, Philippe: Pain, Quality of Life, and Clinical Outcomes after Robotic Lobectomy

Short Communication

Publication Date: 12 August 2016

How to Do It

Original Cardiovascular

Baumbach, Hardy; Ahad, Samir; Rustenbach, Christian; Hill, Stephan; Schäufele, Tim; Wachter, Kristina; Franke, Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm: Conventional versus Transapical Aortic Valve Replacement: Is It Time for Shift in Indications?

Original Cardiovascular

Kuehnel, Ralf-Uwe; Hartrumpf, Martin; Erb, Michael; Albes, Johannes M.: Hemodynamic Performance of Endovascular Valves as Valve-in-Valve in Small Stented Bioprosthesis

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Christ, Torsten; Claus, Benjamin; Woythal, Nadine; Dushe, Simon; Falk, Volkmar; Grubitzsch, Herko: The Ross Procedure in Adults: Long-Term Results of Homografts and Stentless Xenografts for Pulmonary Valve Replacement

Original Cardiovascular

Jinghao, Zheng; Kai, Luo; Yanhui, Huang; Zhongqun, Zhu; Botao, Gao; Xinwei, Du; Zhiwei, Xu; Jinfen, Liu: Individualized Surgical Treatments for Children with Ebstein Anomaly

Review Article

Charitos, Efstratios I.; Wilbring, Manuel; Treede, Hendrik: Data Science Meets the Clinician: Challenges and Future Directions

Short Communication

Zhong, Yonglong; Zhou, Yifan; Jiang, Lingyu; Lin, Hui; Li, Xiangwei; Wen, Zhaoke; Long, Xiaomao; Luo, Jinlong: Modified Transsubxiphoid Thoracoscopic Extended Thymectomy in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis

Publication Date: 05 August 2016

Invited Commentary

Gaissert, Henning A.: Invited Commentary

Original Thoracic

Liu, Yu; Lu, Tao; Fan, Hong; Xu, Songtao; Ding, Jianyong; Lin, Zongwu; Wang, Qun: Surgical Approaches to Non-thyrogenic and Non-thymic Mediastinal Tumors of the Thoracic Inlet

Short Communication

Rustenbach, Christian Jörg; Wachter, Kristina; Franke, Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm; Baumbach, Hardy: Expanding Surgical Opportunities: Endoscopic Harvesting of the Vena Saphena Parva in Supine Position

Publication Date: 07 July 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Noack, Thilo; Emrich, Fabian; Kiefer, Philipp; Hoyer, Alexandro; Holzhey, David Michael; Davierwala, Piroze; Misfeld, Martin; Bakhtiary, Farhad; Seeburger, Joerg; Mohr, Friedrich-Wilhelm: Preoperative Predictors and Outcome of Triple Valve Surgery in 487 Consecutive Patients

Publication Date: 05 July 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Huenges, Katharina; Panholzer, Bernd; Fritzsche, Katharina; Broch, Ole; Renner, Jochen; Friedrich, Christine; Rahimi-Barfeh, Azizolah; Reinecke, Alexander; Cremer, Jochen; Haneya, Assad: Over Ten Years of Experience with a Modified Right Atrial Anastomosis in Orthotopic Heart Transplantation: Follow-up and Comparison with the Biatrial and Bicaval Technique

Original Cardiovascular

Kottmaier, Marc; Hettich, Ina; Deutsch, Marcus-André; Badiu, Catalin; Krane, Markus; Lange, Ruediger; Bleiziffer, Sabine: Quality of Life and Anxiety in Younger Patients after Biological versus Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement

Original Thoracic

Kirschbaum, Andreas; Waubke, Katharina; Pehl, Anika; Steinfeldt, Thorsten; Bartsch, Detlef K.: Suture or Stapling Are Superior in Comparison to Bipolar Sealing for Closing the Bronchi

Short Communication

Publication Date: 01 July 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 21 June 2016

Publication Date: 15 June 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Stock, Sina; Scharfschwerdt, Michael; Meyer-Saraei, Roza; Richardt, Doreen; Charitos, Efstratios I.; Sievers, Hans-Hinrich; Hanke, Thorsten: Does Undersizing of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Bioprostheses during Valve-in-Valve Implantation Avoid Coronary Obstruction? An In Vitro Study

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

Publication Date: 13 May 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Gatti, Giuseppe; Maschietto, Luca; Benussi, Bernardo; Dreas, Lorella; Forti, Gabriella; Sinagra, Gianfranco; Pappalardo, Aniello: Urgent Coronary Revascularization with Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting: Is the Risk Justified?

Original Cardiovascular

Vos, Roemer J.; Jongbloed, Lisa; Sonker, Uday; Kloppenburg, Geoffrey T. L.: Titanium Plate Fixation versus Conventional Closure for Sternal Dehiscence after Cardiac Surgery

Original Thoracic

Emmert, Alexander; Franke, Robert; Brandes, Ivo Florian; Hinterthaner, Marc; Danner, Bernhard C.; Bauer, Martin; Bräuer, Anselm: Comparison of Conductive and Convective Warming in Patients Undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Ried, Michael; Hnevkovsky, Stefanie; Neu, Reiner; von Süßkind-Schwendi, Marietta; Götz, Andrea; Hamer, Okka W.; Schalke, Berthold; Hofmann, Hans-Stefan: Impact of Surgical Evaluation of Additional Cine Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Advanced Thymoma with Infiltration of Adjacent Structures: The Thoracic Surgeon's View

Publication Date: 05 May 2016

Original Thoracic

Gunay, Samil; Candan, Huseyin; Yılmaz, Rahsan; Eser, Irfan; Aydoğmus, Umit: The Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Rib Fractures

Original Thoracic

Luzzi, Luca; Marulli, Giuseppe; Solli, Piero; Cardillo, Giuseppe; Ghisalberti, Marco; Mammana, Marco; Carleo, Francesco; Spaggiari, Lorenzo; Rea, Federico: Long-Term Results and Prognostic Factors of Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Patients with Metastatic Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Original Thoracic

Review Article

Naito, Shiho; Hillebrand, Mathias; Bernhardt, Alexander Martin Justus; Jagodzinski, Annika; Conradi, Lenard; Detter, Christian; Sydow, Karsten; Reichenspurner, Hermann; Kodolitsch, Yskert von; Girdauskas, Evaldas: The Value of Circulating Biomarkers in Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathy

Publication Date: 25 April 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Akboga, Mehmet Kadri; Yayla, Cagri; Balci, Kevser Gulcihan; Ozeke, Ozcan; Maden, Orhan; Kisacik, Halil; Temizhan, Ahmet; Aydogdu, Sinan: Relationship between Serum Albumin Level and Monocyte-to-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Ratio with Saphenous Vein Graft Disease in Coronary Bypass

Original Cardiovascular

Berndt, Rouven; Panholzer, Bernd; Huenges, Katharina; Jussli-Melchers, Jill; Schoeneich, Felix; Friedrich, Christine; Hoffmann, Grischa; Cremer, Jochen; Haneya, Assad: Impact of Gender on Outcome in Octogenarians after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Original Thoracic

Evman, Serdar; Baysungur, Volkan; Alpay, Levent; Uskul, Bahadir; Misirlioglu, Aysun Kosif; Kanbur, Serda; Dogruyol, Talha: Management and Surgical Outcomes of Concurrent Tuberculosis and Lung Cancer

Publication Date: 18 April 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Loladze, Giorgi; Kuehnel, Ralf Uwe; Claus, Thomas; Hartrumpf, Martin; Kuepper, Frank; Pohl, Manfred; Albes, Johannes Maximilian: Double-Wire versus Single-Wire Sternal Closure in Obese Patients: a Randomized Prospective Study

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Perrotta, Sossio; Jeppsson, Anders; Fröjd, Victoria; Svensson, Gunnar: Surgical Treatment for Infective Endocarditis: A Single-Centre Experience

Publication Date: 07 April 2016

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

Original Basic Science

Abicht, Jan-Michael; Mayr, Tanja Axinja Jelena; Jauch, Judith; Guethoff, Sonja; Buchholz, Stefan; Reichart, Bruno; Bauer, Andreas: Large-Animal Biventricular Working Heart Perfusion System with Low Priming Volume—Comparison between in vivo and ex vivo Cardiac Function

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Lenz, Nils; Hirschburger, Markus; Roehrig, Rainer; Menges, Thilo; Mueller, Matthias; Padberg, Winfried; Mann, Valesco: Application of Continuous Wound-Infusion Catheters in Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Data Analysis

Publication Date: 10 March 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Guclu, Orkut; Karahan, Oguz; Karabacak, Mustafa; Yuksel, Volkan; Huseyin, Serhat; Mavitas, Binali: Evaluation of Pericardial Fluid C-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients Undergoing Coronary Bypass Surgery

Original Thoracic

Dudek, Wojciech; Schreiner, Waldemar; Hohenberger, Werner; Klein, Peter; Sirbu, Horia: Forty-Two Years' Experience with Pulmonary Resections of Metastases from Colorectal Cancer

Publication Date: 24 February 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Heringlake, Matthias; Schön, Julika; Pliet, Teresa; Haake, Nils; Reinecke, Alexander; Habicher, Marit; Sander, Michael; Markewitz, Andreas; Reuter, Daniel A.; Groesdonk, Heinrich Volker; Trummer, Georg; Pilarzyk, Kevin; von der Brelie, Michael; Bein, Berthold; Schirmer, Uwe: Prevalence, Diagnosis, Perioperative Monitoring and Treatment of Right Ventricular Dysfunction and/or Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Cardiac Surgical Patients in Germany—A Postal Survey

Publication Date: 23 February 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Schultheis, Molly; Saadat, Siavash; Dombrovskiy, Victor; Frenchu, Kiersten; Kanduri, Jaya; Romero, Joseph; Lemaire, Anthony; Ghaly, Aziz; Bastides, George; Rahimi, Saum; Lee, Leonard: Carotid Stenosis in Cardiac Surgery—No Difference in Postoperative Outcomes

Original Cardiovascular

Stoliński, Jarosław; Plicner, Dariusz; Fijorek, Kamil; Grudzień, Grzegorz; Kruszec, Paweł; Andres, Janusz; Kapelak, Bogdan: Respiratory System Function in Patients after Aortic Valve Replacement through Right Anterior Minithoracotomy

Publication Date: 18 February 2016

Review Article

Doenst, Torsten; Schlensak, Christian; Schibilsky, David; Faerber, Gloria: Do We Need Basic Research in Cardiac Surgery?

Publication Date: 12 January 2016

Original Cardiovascular

Shingu, Yasushige; Sugiki, Hiroshi; Ooka, Tomonori; Kato, Hiroki; Wakasa, Satoru; Tachibana, Tsuyoshi; Matsui, Yoshiro: Surgery for Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction with a Relatively Thin Interventricular Septum

Original Thoracic

Podgaetz, Eitan; Berger, Jonathan; Small, Joe; Garza, Rafael; Andrade, Rafael: Therapeutic Pneumoperitoneum: Relevant or Obsolete in 2015?

Original Thoracic

Yazicioglu, Alkin; Demirag, Funda; Alici, Ibrahim Onur; Yekeler, Erdal; Karaoglanoglu, Nurettin: Can Sericin Prove Useful as a Pleurodesis Agent or Tissue Glue?

Publication Date: 15 December 2015

Yun, Jae Kwang; Kim, Mi-Ae; Choi, Chang Min; Choi, Se Hoon; Kim, Yong-Hee; Kim, Dong Kwan; Park, Seung-Il; Kim, Hyeong Ryul: Surgical Outcomes after Pulmonary Resection for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer with Localized Pleural Seeding First Detected during Surgery

Invited Commentary

Original Thoracic

Kirschbaum, Andreas; vom Hofe, Burkhardt; Pehl, Anika; Bartsch, Detlef K.: Double Bipolar Sealing of the Pulmonary Artery Improves the Bursting Pressures

Publication Date: 04 December 2015

Erratum

Pfannmueller, Bettina; Kahmann, Mareike; Davierwala, Piroze; Misfeld, Martin; Bakhtiary, Farhad; Binner, Christian; Etz, Christian; Mohr, Friedrich Wilhelm: Erratum to: Tricuspid Valve Surgery in Patients with Isolated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: Analysis of Perioperative Parameters and Long-Term Outcomes. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 [efirst ahead of print]

Publication Date: 24 November 2015

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 23 November 2015

Erratum

Beckmann, Andreas; Funkat, Anne-Kathrin; Lewandowski, Jana; Frie, Michael; Ernst, Markus; Hekmat, Khosro; Schiller, Wolfgang; Gummert, Jan F.; Cremer, Joachim Thomas: Cardiac Surgery in Germany during 2014: A Report on Behalf of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Publication Date: 04 November 2015

Publication Date: 30 October 2015

Commentary

Heinemann, Markus K.: Editor's Commentary

Original Cardiovascular

Fleißner, Felix; Issam, Ismail; Martens, Andreas; Cebotari, Serghei; Haverich, Axel; Shrestha, Malakh Lal: The Unplanned Postoperative Coronary Angiogram after CABG: Identifying the Patients at Risk

Publication Date: 26 October 2015