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    March 2019
  1. KITAHARA H, Hirai T, Nathan S, Balkhy HH, et al
    First report of a hybrid robotic beating-heart quadruple totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass: toward complete revascularization.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 16. pii: 5382187. doi: 10.1093.
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  2. WALLGREN S, Nielsen S, Pan E, Pivodic A, et al
    A single sequential snake saphenous vein graft versus separate left and right vein grafts in coronary artery bypass surgery: a population-based cohort study from the SWEDEHEART registrydagger.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 5. pii: 5369794. doi: 10.1093.
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    February 2019
  3. BERRETTA P, Andreas M, Carrel TP, Solinas M, et al
    Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment valves: a report from an international registry (Sutureless and Rapid Deployment International Registry)dagger.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 28. pii: 5366940. doi: 10.1093.
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  4. SOMMERSTEIN R, Atkinson A, Kuster SP, Thurneysen M, et al
    Antimicrobial prophylaxis and the prevention of surgical site infection in cardiac surgery: an analysis of 21 007 patients in Switzerlanddagger.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 22. pii: 5363248. doi: 10.1093.
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  5. TAM DY, Wijeysundera HC, Ouzounian M, Fremes SE, et al
    Corrigendum to 'The Ross procedure versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in young patients: a decision analysis' [Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezy414]dagger.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 18. pii: 5333148. doi: 10.1093.
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  6. SANTARPINO G, Dell'Aquila AM
    Sutureless aortic valve replacement and postoperative pacemaker implantation: early implants or patients at risk?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 15. pii: 5321145. doi: 10.1093.
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  7. KILIC A, Gleason TG, Kagawa H, Kilic A, et al
    Institutional volume affects long-term survival following lung transplantation in the USA.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 2. pii: 5306117. doi: 10.1093.
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    January 2019
  8. NEZIC D
    Should we really ignore the EuroSCORE II to assess the in-hospital mortality in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: 5305070. doi: 10.1093.
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  9. PETRICEVIC M, Jeppsson A, Kolh P
    Optimal timing to discontinue ticagrelor before cardiac surgery: do we need additional evidence?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: 5305069. doi: 10.1093.
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  10. CHRISTOFF AS, Winlaw DS, Curtin J, Barnes EH, et al
    Recombinant activated factor VII in neonatal cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: 5305050. doi: 10.1093.
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  11. XU H, Duan Y, Yuan X, Wu H, et al
    Residual left ventricular hypertrophy with adverse clinical outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis and asymmetric septal hypertrophy after aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 28. pii: 5303701. doi: 10.1093.
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  12. SANTARPINO G, Berretta P, Fischlein T, Carrel TP, et al
    Operative outcome of patients at low, intermediate, high and 'very high' surgical risk undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement with sutureless and rapid deployment prostheses: results of the SURD-IR registry.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 25. pii: 5301486. doi: 10.1093.
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  13. EVORA PRB, Albuquerque AAS
    The 2018 ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization still does not address the issue of disease-free saphenous vein grafts at the time of redo coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 25. pii: 5301637. doi: 10.1093.
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  14. SA MPBO, de Carvalho MMB, Sobral Filho DC, Cavalcanti LRP, et al
    Surgical aortic valve replacement and patient-prosthesis mismatch: a meta-analysis of 108 182 patients.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 16. pii: 5290003. doi: 10.1093.
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  15. RANUCCI M, de Vincentiis C, Menicanti L, La Rovere MT, et al
    A gender-based analysis of the obesity paradox in cardiac surgery: height for women, weight for men?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 16. pii: 5290001. doi: 10.1093.
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  16. AXTELL AL, Fiedler AG, Lewis G, Melnitchouk S, et al
    Reoperative sternotomy is associated with increased early mortality after cardiac transplantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 10. pii: 5288124. doi: 10.1093.
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  17. TATOULIS J, Wynne R
    Hospitalizations following coronary artery bypass: more than we think! An Australian perspective.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 10. pii: 5285827. doi: 10.1093.
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  18. BUTT JH, Olsen PS, Torp-Pedersen C, Gislason GH, et al
    Burden and causes for hospitalizations following coronary artery bypass grafting: a nationwide cohort study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 10. pii: 5285845. doi: 10.1093.
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  19. SPADACCIO C, Gaudino MFL
    Are we doing a good job with coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 10. pii: 5285842. doi: 10.1093.
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  20. ORLOV OI, Kaleda VI, Shah VN, Nguyen C, et al
    Ministernotomy aortic valve surgery in patients with prior patent mammary artery grafts after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 10. pii: 5285844. doi: 10.1093.
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  21. RODRIGUEZ-CAULO EA, Macias D, Adsuar A, Ferreiro A, et al
    Biological or mechanical prostheses for isolated aortic valve replacement in patients aged 50-65 years: the ANDALVALVE study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 3. pii: 5272476. doi: 10.1093.
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  22. LIO A, Ranocchi F, Cammardella AG, Musumeci F, et al
    Unusual case of coronary stent dislodgement into the aortic root from the left coronary ostium.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jan 3. pii: 5272696. doi: 10.1093.
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    December 2018
  23. SOUSA-UVA M, Gaudino M, Schwann T, Acar C, et al
    Corrigendum to 'Radial artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting: a state-of-the-art primer' [Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; 54:971-976]dagger.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 27. pii: 5265285. doi: 10.1093.
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  24. HUANG X, Redfors B, Chen S, Liu Y, et al
    Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on prognosis after percutaneous coronary intervention and bypass surgery for left main coronary artery disease: an analysis from the EXCEL trial.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 27. pii: 5265260. doi: 10.1093.
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  25. LAM KY, Akca F, Verberkmoes NJ, van Dijk C, et al
    Conduction disorders and impact on survival after sutureless aortic valve replacement compared to conventional stented bioprostheses.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 15. pii: 5250377. doi: 10.1093.
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  26. NISHIGAWA K, Fukui T, Hagiya K, Tobaru T, et al
    Propensity score-matched analysis of coronary artery bypass grafting versus second-generation drug-eluting stents for triple-vessel disease.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 14. pii: 5248188. doi: 10.1093.
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  27. MOSCARELLI M, Fiorentino F, Suleiman MS, Emanueli C, et al
    Remote ischaemic preconditioning in isolated aortic valve and coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized trial.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 12. pii: 5240933. doi: 10.1093.
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  28. FUREDER L, Bohmig GA, Schaefer AK, Steinlechner B, et al
    Extracorporeal immunoadsorption in heparin- and protamine-induced thrombocytopaenia prior to cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 11. pii: 5238847. doi: 10.1093.
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  29. TAM DY, Wijeysundera HC, Ouzounian M, Fremes SE, et al
    The Ross procedure versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in young patients: a decision analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 7. pii: 5232667. doi: 10.1093.
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  30. DASHWOOD MR
    Why 'EXTENT' for coronary artery bypass surgery when the saphenous vein should need no support?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Dec 6. pii: 5232600. doi: 10.1093.
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  31. GAUDINO M, Fremes S, Kolh P
    Is the non-use of a saphenous vein graft the true question in coronary surgery?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:1100-1101.
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  32. COLLI A, Bizzotto E, Besola L, Gerosa G, et al
    Reply to Tomsic et al.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:1148.
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    November 2018
  33. BARBATO L, Grasso MA, Spagnolo S
    In-stent restenosis in the left anterior descending coronary artery: what is the solution for diffuse disease? Patch reconstruction and coronary artery bypass grafting-surgery as the first option in complex coronary artery disease.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 15. pii: 5184847. doi: 10.1093.
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  34. SCHAEFER AK, Donhauser B, Kroeckel I, Fureder L, et al
    Heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia diagnostic testing after adult cardiac surgery: a single-centre experience and development.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 5. pii: 5161204. doi: 10.1093.
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  35. CARREL T
    Should the porcelain aorta be revisited in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov 2. pii: 5156202. doi: 10.1093.
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    October 2018
  36. SOUSA-UVA M, Gaudino M, Schwann T, Acar C, et al
    Radial artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting: a state-of-the-art primer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Oct 30. pii: 5146781. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Text format    


  37. NILSSON T, Wallinder A, Henriksen I, Nilsson JC, et al
    Lung transplantation after ex vivo lung perfusion in two Scandinavian centres.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Oct 29. pii: 5146506. doi: 10.1093.
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  38. KURLANSKY P, Tatoulis J, Kolh P
    The cathexis of bilateral internal mammary artery grafting and where to best devote our energy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:707-709.
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  39. VARELA G, Jimenez MF
    Re: Digital chest drainage is better than traditional chest drainage following pulmonary surgery: a meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:642-643.
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    September 2018
  40. VERVOORT D
    Global cardiac surgery: a wake-up call.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 27. pii: 5107796. doi: 10.1093.
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  41. SHUDO Y, Kasinpila P, Lingala B, Kim FY, et al
    Heart-lung transplantation over the past 10 years: an up-to-date concept.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 27. pii: 5107797. doi: 10.1093.
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  42. LI Y, Yan S, Gao S, Liu M, et al
    Effect of an intra-aortic balloon pump with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation on mortality of patients with cardiogenic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 24. pii: 5106356. doi: 10.1093.
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  43. YOSHIO T, Uchimuro T, Wada K, Takanashi S, et al
    Rupture of the papillary muscle: a rare complication during percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy successfully treated by surgical mitral valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Sep 4. pii: 5090797. doi: 10.1093.
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  44. ZILLA P, Bolman RM, Yacoub MH, Beyersdorf F, et al
    The Cape Town declaration on access to cardiac surgery in the developing world.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:407-410.
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  45. KENDALL MC
    Intraoperative analgesic regimens may affect postoperative pain: single-port versus multi-port video-assisted thoracic surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:613-614.
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  46. LI Q, Xie D, Shi H, Jiang G, et al
    Reply to Kendall.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:614.
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    August 2018
  47. THUIJS DJFM, Head SJ, Stone GW, Puskas JD, et al
    Outcomes following surgical revascularization with single versus bilateral internal thoracic arterial grafts in patients with left main coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: insights from the EXCEL trial.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 27. pii: 5084884. doi: 10.1093.
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  48. CHIU P, Goldstone AB, Woo YJ
    Would evolving recommendations for mechanical mitral valve replacement further raise the bar for successful mitral valve repair?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 24. pii: 5079306. doi: 10.1093.
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  49. WATANABE Y, Naganuma T, Kitanaka Y, Nakamura S, et al
    Thromboembolic acute myocardial infarction after aortic valve replacement using the Freestyle stentless aortic bioprosthesis with subcoronary valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 10. pii: 5070403. doi: 10.1093.
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  50. KUO CC, Chang HH, Hsing CH, Hii HP, et al
    Corrigendum to: 'Robotic mitral valve replacements with bioprosthetic valves in 52 patients: experience from a tertiary referral hospital' [Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezy134].
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 8. pii: 5068215. doi: 10.1093.
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  51. FINDEISEN A, Arefian H, Doenst T, Hagel S, et al
    Economic burden of surgical site infections in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 6. pii: 5067036. doi: 10.1093.
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    July 2018
  52. MCCLURE GR, Belley-Cote EP, Um K, Gupta S, et al
    The Ross procedure versus prosthetic and homograft aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 31. pii: 5062262. doi: 10.1093.
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  53. VARELA G, Novoa NM
    Re: Oncological results of full thoracoscopic major pulmonary resections for clinical Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 27. pii: 5060691. doi: 10.1093.
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  54. LUTZ JA, Seguin-Givelet A, Grigoroiu M, Brian E, et al
    Oncological results of full thoracoscopic major pulmonary resections for clinical Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 24. pii: 5058116. doi: 10.1093.
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  55. MIYAHARA S, Chen-Yoshikawa TF, Motoyama H, Nakajima D, et al
    Impact of flat chest on cadaveric lung transplantation: postoperative pulmonary function and survival.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 6. pii: 5050113. doi: 10.1093.
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  56. BAO L, Gao Q, Chen S, Chen Y, et al
    Feasibility and safety of combined percutaneous coronary intervention among high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 2. pii: 5047859. doi: 10.1093.
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  57. EL-ESSAWI A, Harringer W
    Are we underestimating the value of minimally invasive extracorporeal circuits in blood conservation?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:199-200.
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  58. GASZ B
    The influence of healthcare policy on the outcome parameters of myocardial revascularization procedures as opposed to geographical differences.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:196.
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  59. MILOJEVIC M, Head SJ, Kappetein AP
    Reply to Gasz.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;54:196-197.
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    June 2018
  60. NA KJ, Choi JW, Hwang HY, Kim KB, et al
    Usefulness of thoraco-abdominal computed tomography angiography in coronary artery bypass patients.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 27. pii: 5046021. doi: 10.1093.
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  61. TOMSIC A, Klautz RJM, Palmen M
    Off-pump mitral valve repair: is less really more?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 26. pii: 5045544. doi: 10.1093.
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  62. SHAH S, Benedetto U, Caputo M, Angelini GD, et al
    Comparison of the survival between coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with poor left ventricular function (ejection fraction <30%): a propensity-matched analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 22. pii: 5042973. doi: 10.1093.
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  63. MAZUR P, Natorska J, Sobczyk D, Gaweda B, et al
    Plasma fibrin clot properties affect blood loss after surgical aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 21. pii: 5042264. doi: 10.1093.
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  64. REICHART D, Rosato S, Nammas W, Onorati F, et al
    Clinical frailty scale and outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jun 11. pii: 5035884. doi: 10.1093.
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  65. FREEMANTLE N, Pagano D
    Randomized trials and propensity score analyses in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: how should we interpret the results?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1108-1111.
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  66. ENGLBERGER L, Marschall J
    Reply to Sartipy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1298.
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  67. MILOJEVIC M, Sousa-Uva M, Durko AP, Head SJ, et al
    Mixing 'apples and oranges' in meta-analytic studies: dangerous or delicious?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1294-1298.
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    May 2018
  68. FLEERAKKERS J, Schepens M, Ranschaert W, Verrelst P, et al
    Aortic valve replacement using the Freedom SOLO stentless bioprosthesis: clinical and haemodynamic performance in 625 patients at medium-term follow-up.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 24. pii: 5004432. doi: 10.1093.
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  69. ASSENZO V, Assenzo C, Filippo R, Le Guen M, et al
    The feasibility of extubation in the operating room after bilateral lung transplantation in adult emphysema patients: an observational retrospective study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 23. pii: 5001777. doi: 10.1093.
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  70. KANEMITSU S, Sakamoto S, Yamamoto N, Shimpo H, et al
    Valve repair for tricuspid papillary muscle rupture late after percutaneous coronary intervention.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 3. pii: 4992255. doi: 10.1093.
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  71. SAITO A, Kumamaru H, Ono M, Miyata H, et al
    Propensity-matched analysis of a side-clamp versus an anastomosis assist device in cases of isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 2. pii: 4991911. doi: 10.1093.
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  72. NGU JMC, Guo MH, Glineur D, Tran D, et al
    Corrigendum to 'The balance between short-term and long-term outcomes of bilateral internal thoracic artery skeletonization in coronary artery bypass surgery: a propensity-matched cohort study' [Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezy025].
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 May 2. pii: 4991915. doi: 10.1093.
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  73. FREEMANTLE N, Ruel M, Gaudino MFL, Pagano D, et al
    On the pooling and subgrouping of data from percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting trials: a call to circumspection.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:915-918.
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  74. YOUNG CP, Sinha S, Vohra HA
    Outcomes of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  75. BOUCHOT O, Petrosyan A, Morgant MC, Malapert G, et al
    Technical points for aortic valve replacement through right anterior minithoracotomy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  76. HINNA DANESI T, Salvador L
    Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement techniques using endoscopic surgery: 'must dos' and 'preferences'.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  77. VOHRA HA, Ahmed EM, Meyer A, Kempfert J, et al
    Knowledge transfer and quality control in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  78. KLEIN P, Klop IDG, Kloppenburg GLT, van Putte BP, et al
    Planning for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: key steps for patient assessment.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  79. FALCOZ PE
    Re: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery yields better outcomes than thoracotomy for anatomical lung resection in Brazil: a propensity score-matching analysis using the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery database.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:999-1000.
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  80. BORGER MA
    Introduction: minimally invasive aortic valve surgery supplement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53.
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  81. D'UDEKEM Y, Tweddell JS, Karl TR
    The great debate series: surgical treatment of aortic valve abnormalities in children.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:919-931.
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  82. SOUSA-UVA M
    From knowledge to wisdom.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:903-909.
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  83. CONVELBO C, El Hafci H, Petite H, Zegdi R, et al
    Traumatic leaflet injury: comparison of porcine leaflet self-expandable and bovine leaflet balloon-expandable prostheses.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1062-1067.
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  84. NEDEREND I, de Geus EJC, Blom NA, Ten Harkel ADJ, et al
    Long-term follow-up after ventricular septal defect repair in children: cardiac autonomic control, cardiac function and exercise capacity.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1082-1088.
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  85. WANG ML, Hung MH, Chen JS, Hsu HH, et al
    Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy improves arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation in non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1001-1006.
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  86. TSUKAZAN MTR, Terra RM, Vigo A, Fortunato GA, et al
    Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery yields better outcomes than thoracotomy for anatomical lung resection in Brazil: a propensity score-matching analysis using the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery database.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:993-998.
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  87. ELGHARABLY H, Hakim AH, Unai S, Hussain ST, et al
    The incorporated aortomitral homograft for double-valve endocarditis: the 'hemi-Commando' procedure. Early and mid-term outcomes.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1055-1061.
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  88. GILLER DB, Giller BD, Giller GV, Shcherbakova GV, et al
    Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: past and present.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:967-972.
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  89. AHN S, Moon MH, Park CB, Suh JH, et al
    A chest tube misplaced in the heart?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1091-1092.
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  90. BESSISSOW A, Agzarian J, Shargall Y, Srinathan S, et al
    Colchicine for Prevention of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in patients undergoing lung resection surgery: a pilot randomized controlled study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:945-951.
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  91. TANG H, Bai Y, Shen W, Zhao J, et al
    Anastomosis of the thoracic duct and the azygos vein for the treatment of recurrent chylothoraxes.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018;53:1093-1094.
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