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    May 2020
  1. BECKMANN A, Meyer R, Lewandowski J, Markewitz A, et al
    German Heart Surgery Report 2019: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 14. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1710569.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    April 2020
    Access to Cardiac Surgery Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Quo Vadis?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 30. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1708871.

  3. SMART NJ, Petter-Puchner AH
    Commentary on "Sterilization and Cross-Linking Combined with Ultraviolet Irradiation and Low-Energy Electron Irradiation Procedure: New Perspectives for Bovine Pericardial Implants in Cardiac Surgery".
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 12. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1705099.

  4. LIN N, Nores MA, James TM, Rothenberg M, et al
    Alternative Access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Nonagenarians versus Younger Patients.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1708478.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  5. KIM SH, Jang MJ, Hwang HY
    Perioperative Beta-Blocker for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1708472.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2020
  6. SUGIMURA Y, Sipahi NF, Mehdiani A, Petrov G, et al
    Risk and Consequences of Postoperative Delirium in Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 29. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1708046.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  7. PAL S, Hartley P, Salmasi Y, Asimakopoulos G, et al
    Establishing the Safety of Training in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes between Trainees and a Consultant Surgeon.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 21. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701668.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plans: Bridging the Cardiac Surgery Gap.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1700969.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  9. PALMES D, Kebschull L, Bahde R, Senninger N, et al
    Management of Nonmalignant Tracheo- and Bronchoesophageal Fistula after Esophagectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1700970.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  10. WALKER S, Dittfeld C, Jakob A, Schonfelder J, et al
    Sterilization and Cross-Linking Combined with Ultraviolet Irradiation and Low-Energy Electron Irradiation Procedure: New Perspectives for Bovine Pericardial Implants in Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1705100.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2019
  11. HU YN, Luo CY, Tsai MT, Lin TW, et al
    Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Medications in Dialysis Patients: Do We Need to Change Strategies?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400471.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  12. HANSEN JH, Kissner L, Chitadze G, Logoteta J, et al
    Glial Fibrillary Acid Protein and Cerebral Oxygenation in Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2019
  13. WEBER C, Esser M, Eghbalzadeh K, Sabashnikov A, et al
    Levosimendan Reduces Mortality and Low Cardiac Output Syndrome in Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 26. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400496.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  14. SZCZECHOWICZ MP, Easo J, Zhigalov K, Mashhour A, et al
    Training of Residents in Cardiac Surgery-Does It Have Impact on the Outcome?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 26. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3400263.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  15. BOETTCHER W, Dehmel F, Redlin M, Sinzobahamvya N, et al
    Cardiopulmonary Bypass Strategy to Facilitate Transfusion-Free Congenital Heart Surgery in Neonates and Infants.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 3. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1700529.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2019
  16. PETRICEVIC M, Petricevic M, Pasalic M, Cepulic BG, et al
    Cost Analysis of Transfusion Therapy in Coronary Artery Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 11. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1697600.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  17. MATT P
    Do You Follow Us (@TCSurgeon) on Twitter?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:514-515.

  18. EGBERTS JH, Schlemminger M, Hauser C, Becker T, et al
    Robot-Assisted McKeown Procedure via a Cervical Mediastinoscopy Avoiding an Abdominal and Thoracic Incision.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:610-614.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  19. COHEN C, Pop D, Icard P, Berthet JP, et al
    Is There a Place for Thoracoscopic Enucleation of Esophageal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:585-588.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  20. EGBERTS JH, Moller T, Becker T
    Robotic-Assisted Sleeve Lobectomy Using the Four-Arm Technique in the DaVinci Si(R) and Xi(R) Systems.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:603-605.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  21. CHEUFOU DH, Mardanzai K, Ploenes T, Theegarten D, et al
    Effectiveness of Robotic Lobectomy-Outcome and Learning Curve in a High Volume Center.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:573-577.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  22. CASIRAGHI M, Galetta D, Borri A, Tessitore A, et al
    Ten Years' Experience in Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:564-572.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    September 2019
  23. COSGUN T, Kaba E, Ayalp K, Toker A, et al
    Successful Sleeve Resection as a Marker for Proficiency for Robotic Pulmonary Resection.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 15. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1696952.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  24. JOSKOWIAK D, Meusel D, Kamla C, Hagl C, et al
    Impact of Preoperative Functional Status on Quality of Life after Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 9. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1696953.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    A Blood Test to Predict the Future.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:426-427.

  26. JUSSLI-MELCHERS J, Panholzer B, Friedrich C, Broch O, et al
    Mid- and Long-Term Outcomes of Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization in Patients Aged 70 Years and Older: A Single-Center Experience.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:444-449.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    August 2019
    The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon and the Pediatric Cardiologist.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:330.

    Welcome to Casablanca.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:329.

  29. WOLOSKER N, Leiderman DBD, de Campos JRM, Kauffman P, et al
    Number of Preoperative Hyperhidrosis Sites Does Not Affect the Sympathectomy Postoperative Results and Compensatory Hyperhidrosis Occurrence.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:407-414.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  30. GOEBEL N, Nagib R, Salehi-Gilani S, Ahad S, et al
    Combined David and Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure in Acute Aortic Dissection.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:372-378.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  31. AKIL A, Semik M, Fischer S
    Efficacy of Miniuniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Selective Sympathectomy (Ramicotomy) for the Treatment of Severe Palmar and Axillar Hyperhidrosis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:415-419.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  32. FENG X, Xiong X, Jin E, Meng W, et al
    Needlescopic Video-Assisted Thoracic Bilateral T4 Sympathicotomy for the Treatment of Primary Palmar Hyperhidrosis: An Analysis of 200 Cases.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:395-401.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  33. DOBOSZ L, Stefaniak T
    Evaluation of Quality of Life: Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy after Thoracic Sympathectomy for Palmar Hyperhidrosis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:420-424.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  34. EL-SAYED AHMAD A, Risteski P, Ay M, Papadopoulos N, et al
    Moderate Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (>/= 28 degrees C) with Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion for Total Arch Replacement with Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:345-350.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2019
  35. BECKMANN A, Meyer R, Lewandowski J, Markewitz A, et al
    German Heart Surgery Report 2018: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 16. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1693022.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    June 2019
  36. MA W, Tan Y, Shi Q, Xu Z, et al
    Continuous Beta-Blocker Therapy Delays Structural Deterioration after Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Replacement.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1692651.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  37. HABBAB LM, Semelhago L, Lamy A
    Topical Use of Tranexamic Acid in Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1691748.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    Jumping Jack Valve.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:235.

  39. MACH M, Koschutnik M, Wilbring M, Winkler B, et al
    Impact of COPD on Outcome in Patients Undergoing Transfemoral versus Transapical TAVI.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:251-256.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  40. UEDA K, Murakami J, Tanaka T, Hamano K, et al
    Unclassifiable Infectious Complications after Lobectomy for Cancer: Etiology, Risks, and Outcomes.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:315-320.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  41. WECKLER BC, Baldes N, Schirren J
    Survival following Multimodality Treatment Including Surgery for Stage IA-IIIB Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:291-298.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  42. ANSELMI A, Ruggieri VG, Belhaj Soulami R, Flecher E, et al
    Hemodynamic Results and Mid-term Follow-up of 850 19 to 23 mm Perimount Magna Ease Valves.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:274-281.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  43. YAMANASHI K, Okumura N, Yamamoto Y, Takahashi A, et al
    Comparing Part-Solid and Pure-Solid Tumors in the TNM Classification of Lung Cancer (Eighth Edition).
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:306-314.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  44. VAN LINDEN A, Arsalan M, Korschgen T, Blumenstein J, et al
    Randomized (CO)mparison of (TRI)fecta and (P)erimount Magna Ease Supraannular Aortic Xenografts-CO.TRI.P Study.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:266-273.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  45. CHIAPPETTA M, Nachira D, Congedo MT, Meacci E, et al
    Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Chest Wall Involvement: Integrated Treatment or Surgery Alone?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:299-305.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  46. LEE GD, Park CH, Park HS, Byun MK, et al
    Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasiveness Risk in Pure Ground-Glass Opacity Lung Nodules Smaller than 2 cm.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:321-328.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  47. EGHBALZADEH K, Kuhn EW, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, et al
    Latest Generation of Balloon-Expandable Valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 Valve: Less Paravalvular Regurgitation but Higher Transvalvular Pressure Gradients.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:236-242.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    May 2019
  48. VOSS S, Deutsch MA, Schechtl J, Erlebach M, et al
    Impact of a Two-Filter Cerebral Embolic Protection Device on the Complexity and Risk of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 15. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688483.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  49. OSTOVAR R, Schroeter F, Kuehnel RU, Erb M, et al
    Endocarditis: An Ever Increasing Problem in Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688475.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    April 2019
  50. KOECHLIN L, Rrahmani B, Gahl B, Berdajs D, et al
    Microplegia versus Cardioplexol(R) in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery with Minimal Extracorporeal Circulation: Comparison of Two Cardioplegia Concepts.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 25. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1687843.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  51. SCHLOMICHER M, Bechtel M, Taghiyev Z, Naraghi H, et al
    Intermediate Outcomes after Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement in Multiple Valve Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 19. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1685178.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  52. SALEM M, Mohammad B, Huenges K, Friedrich C, et al
    Severe Calcification of the Ascending Aorta Detected Incidentally in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1683998.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  53. ZHIGALOV K, Szczechowicz M, Mashhour A, Mkalaluh S, et al
    Impact of Previous Sternotomy on Outcome after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:183-190.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  54. FIORELLI A, Messina G, Santoriello C, Santini M, et al
    Endobronchial Ultrasound for Benign Tracheal Stenosis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:232-234.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  55. REICHART D, Brand CF, Bernhardt AM, Schmidt S, et al
    Analysis of Minimally Invasive Left Thoracotomy HVAD Implantation - A Single-Center Experience.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:170-175.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  56. XU H, Zhang L
    Dissection of Incomplete Fissure Using Electrocautery Is a Safe and Acceptable Method for Thoracoscopic Right Upper Lobectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:227-231.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  57. WACHTER K, Franke UFW, Rustenbach CJ, Baumbach H, et al
    Minimally Invasive versus Conventional LVAD-Implantation-An Analysis of the Literature.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:156-163.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  58. BAUER A, Hausmann H, Schaarschmidt J, Szlapka M, et al
    Is 300 Seconds ACT Safe and Efficient during MiECC Procedures?
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:191-202.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  59. AKIL A, Semik M, Freermann S, Reichelt J, et al
    Use of a Powered Stapling System for Minimally Invasive Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Results of a Prospective Double-Blind Single-Center Randomized Trial.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:216-221.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2019
  60. ESTEVEZ-CID F, Serrano-Teruel ME, Fernandez-Rodriguez F, Bouzas-Mosquera A, et al
    Postoperative Plasma Mitochondrial DNA and Cytokine Profiles of Elderly Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 14. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1683427.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  61. VELIOGLU Y, Isik M
    Early-Term Outcomes of Off-Pump versus On-Pump Beating-Heart Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1679923.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  62. ZHANG X, Yang L, Wang J, Wei B, et al
    Innovative Solution for Grasping Forceps Support Suction to Facilitate Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:151-154.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  63. LIU Z, Yang R, Shao F
    Comparison of Postoperative Pain and Recovery between Single-Port and Two-Port Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:142-146.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  64. XU H, Zhang L
    The Feasibility of Thoracoscopic Left Pneumonectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:137-141.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  65. XU H, Zhang L
    The Bronchus First and Vessels Simultaneously Stapled Technique: A Safe and Simple Method for Video-Assisted Right Upper Lobe Lobectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:131-136.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2019
  66. GRIESHABER P, Moller S, Arneth B, Roth P, et al
    Predicting Cardiac Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury Using a Combination of Clinical Risk Scores and Urinary Biomarkers.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 11. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1678565.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  67. NEUMANN A, Vohringer L, Fischer J, Mustafi M, et al
    Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Focus on Safety and Completeness of Revascularization.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1677834.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    January 2019
  68. YAMAGATA Y, Saito K, Hirano K, Oya M, et al
    Laparoscopic Transhiatal Thoracic Duct Ligation for Chylothorax after Esophagectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1677507.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  69. WANG S, Li Y, Wang J
    Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for Pulmonary Sequestrations: Series of 35 Consecutive Patients in a Single Center.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:73-78.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  70. RATSCHILLER T, Sames-Dolzer E, Schimetta W, Kreuzer M, et al
    External Prosthetic Reinforcement of the Pulmonary Autograft.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:14-20.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  71. CHEN Q, Lin ZW, Hong ZN, Cao H, et al
    Comparison of Transthoracic Device Closure and Surgical Repair with Right Submammary or Right Infra-axillary Thoracotomy for Perimembranous VSD.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:8-13.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  72. LESCAN M, Hornung A, Hofbeck M, Schlensak C, et al
    Custom-made Stent Grafts for the Treatment of Pseudoaneurysms after Childhood Coarctation Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:50-54.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  73. CLEUZIOU J, Vitanova K, Pabst von Ohain J, Ono M, et al
    Incidence and Risk Factors for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction after the Arterial Switch Operation.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:37-43.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  74. EMIRALIOGLU N, Dogru D, Yalcin S, Tugcu GD, et al
    Impact of Surgery on Growth, Pulmonary Functions, and Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:58-66.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  75. ELMAHROUK AF, Ismail MF, Hamouda T, Shaikh R, et al
    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postcardiotomy Pediatric Patients-15 Years of Experience Outside Europe and North America.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:28-36.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  76. MOSALA NEZHAD Z, Poncelet A, Fervaille C, Gianello P, et al
    Comparing the Host Reaction to CorMatrix and Different Cardiac Patch Materials Implanted Subcutaneously in Growing Pigs.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:44-49.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  77. PADALINO MA, Carrozzini M, Vida V, Stellin G, et al
    Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy for the Treatment of Poststernotomy Wound Dehiscence in Neonates and Infants.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67:55-57.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2018
  78. BECKMANN A, Meyer R, Lewandowski J, Frie M, et al
    German Heart Surgery Report 2017: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 3. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676131.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2018
  79. KAARTAMA T, Nozohoor S, Johansson M, Sjogren J, et al
    Difference in Outcome Following Surgery for Native Aortic and Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 30. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676127.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  80. LORUSSO R, Folliguet T, Shrestha M, Meuris B, et al
    Sutureless versus Stented Bioprostheses for Aortic Valve Replacement: The Randomized PERSIST-AVR Study Design.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675847.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  81. MACHADO MN, Rodrigues FB, Grigolo IH, Sabbag ATR, et al
    Early Prognostic Value of High-Sensitivity Troponin T after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675640.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  82. LEE CT, Strauss DM, Stone LE, Stoltzfus JC, et al
    Preoperative CHA2DS2-VASc Score Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Lobectomy.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675638.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  83. AKHYARI P, Aubin H, Luhr M, Rastan AJ, et al
    Evaluation of Strategies in the Management of Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis at German Cardiac Surgical Departments.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673634.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  84. FENTON K, Cardarelli M, Molloy F, Novick W, et al
    Establishing Sustainable Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs in Underserved Countries.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:661-666.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  85. GALETTA D, Spaggiari L
    Video-Thoracoscopic Management of Postpneumonectomy Empyema.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:701-706.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  86. AHN HY, Cho JS, Kim YD, I H, et al
    Factors Affecting Postoperative Lung Expansion in Patients with Pyogenic Empyema.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:697-700.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  87. REFAELY Y, Koyfman L, Friger M, Ruderman L, et al
    Clinical Outcome of Urgent Thoracotomy in Patients with Penetrating and Blunt Chest Trauma: A Retrospective Survey.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:686-692.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  88. RUPPRECHT L, Putz C, Florchinger B, Zausig Y, et al
    Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: An Institution's 21 Years Experience.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:645-650.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  89. SCHROETER T, Vondran M, Wehbe MS, Mende M, et al
    Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Parkinson's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis of a High-Risk Cohort.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:629-636.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  90. KAVAKBASI E, Scheld HH, Kessler T, Sindermann JR, et al
    Postoperative Complications and Long-Term Results after Primary Cardiac Sarcoma Resection.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:637-644.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  91. ESSA Y, Zeynalov N, Sandhaus T, Hofmann M, et al
    Low Fibrinogen Is Associated with Increased Bleeding-Related Re-exploration after Cardiac Surgery.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;66:622-628.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2018
  92. FLEISSNER F, Salman J, Naqizadah J, Avsar M, et al
    Minimally Invasive Surgery in Mitral Valve Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675342.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  93. HWANG HY, Sohn SH, Jang MJ
    Impact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Survival after Mitral Valve Replacement: A Meta-analysis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 9. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675195.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  94. STOCK S, Scharfschwerdt M, Warnecke RJ, Richardt D, et al
    New Device for the Treatment of Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Proof of Concept in an In Vitro Model.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1672172.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  95. BIN MAHMOOD SU, Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Mori M, Elefteriades JA, et al
    Isolated Tricuspid Valvectomy: A Series of cases with Intravenous Drug Abuse Associated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1672173.
    PubMed     Abstract available

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    Happy Birthday to You, Professor Borst.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;65:503-504.

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    July 2017
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    June 2017
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    March 2017
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