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Vascular and thoracic surgery

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of peripheral vascular surgery and thoracic surgery, submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. In cardiothoracic and abdominal surgery, postoperative complications remain major clinical problems. Early mobilization has been widely practiced and is an important component in preventing complications, incl...

    Authors: Masatoshi Hanada, Yuichi Tawara, Takuro Miyazaki, Shuntaro Sato, Yosuke Morimoto, Masato Oikawa, Hiroshi Niwa, Kiyoyuki Eishi, Takeshi Nagayasu, Susumu Eguchi and Ryo Kozu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:111

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare condition with abdominal symptoms. Accepted treatment options are open release of median arcuate ligament, laparoscopic release of edian arcuate ligament, robot-assis...

    Authors: Mansur Duran, Florian Simon, Neslihan Ertas, Hubert Schelzig and Nikolaos Floros

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:95

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Body surface area (BSA) is a biometric unit to measure the body size. Its clinical significance in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was rarely understood. We aimed to estimate the predictive value o...

    Authors: Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Yongjiang Li and Guowei Che

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:69

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is generally associated with underlying disease and surgical factors overlooked in preoperative prognostic models. Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SO...

    Authors: Chih-Hsiang Chang, Shao-Wei Chen, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Huang-Yu Yang, Su-Wei Chang, Heng-Chih Pan, Feng-Chun Tsai, Chih-Wei Yang and Yung-Chang Chen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2017 17:22

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There is clinical equipoise regarding post-operative management of patients with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) without insertion of a chest drain. This study evaluated post operative outcomes of chest closure...

    Authors: Naomi Kebba, Tom Mwambu, Michael Oketcho, Jonathan Izudi and Ekwaro A. Obuku

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:69

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm with a high mortality rate, often associated with a delayed diagnosis, the early occurrence of metastasis and an overall, poor response to chemotherapy and radiotherap...

    Authors: Łukasz Dobosz, Tomasz Stefaniak, Małgorzata Dobrzycka, Jagoda Wieczorek, Paula Franczak, Dominika Ptaszyńska, Katarzyna Zasada and Peter Kanyion

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:20

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Preoperative hypercapnia and hypoxemia are reportedly risk factors for postoperative complications. This study aimed to establish the long-term survival risk associated with abnormal preoperative arterial bloo...

    Authors: Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Takashi Iwata, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Shoji Hanada, Hiroaki Komatsu and Noritoshi Nishiyama

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2016 16:3

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Primary idiopathic chylopericardium is a rare clinical entity characterized by the accumulation of chyle within the pericardial cavity without a definitive cause. The aim of this study was to assess the clinic...

    Authors: Zhijun Han, Shanqing Li, Hongli Jing and Hongsheng Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:61

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Percutaneous drainage of infected intraabdominal fluid collections is preferred over surgical drainage due to lower morbidity and costs. However, it can be a challenging procedure and catheter insertion carrie...

    Authors: Diego M Avella, Jennifer W Toth, Michael F Reed, Niraj J Gusani, Eric T Kimchi, Rickeshvar P Mahraj, Kevin F Staveley-O’Carroll and Jussuf T Kaifi

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:42

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aims to introduce an optimized method named “non-grasping en bloc mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND)” through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).

    Authors: Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Chenglin Guo, Zhilan Xiao, Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Yunke Zhu, Hu Liao and Lunxu Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:38

    Content type: Technical advance

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  11. The aim of this study is to review the long-term outcomes of bilateral lung transplantation (BLTx) in our institution and examine the potential issues that may influence outcomes in a low-volume center.

    Authors: Shun-Mao Yang, Shu-Chien Huang, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Sung-Ching Pan, Jang-Ming Lee, Hong-Shiee Lai and Hsao-Hsun Hsu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2015 15:28

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) is most common in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The bi-directional spread is a key feature of LNM in patients with thoracic esophageal SCC (TE-SCC). The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Junqiang Chen, Sangang Wu, Xiongwei Zheng, Jianji Pan, Kunshou Zhu, Yuanmei Chen, Jiancheng Li, Lianming Liao, Yu Lin and Zhongxing Liao

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:110

    Content type: Research article

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  13. We examined the effect of exogenous factor XIII (FXIII) concentrate in patients with prolonged air leak (PAL) after pulmonary lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer.

    Authors: Hidetoshi Inoue, Noritoshi Nishiyama, Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Koshi Nagano, Nobuhiro Izumi, Hiroaki Komatsu and Shigefumi Suehiro

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:109

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Scoring models are widely established in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, the importance in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) remains unclear. Our aim was to analyze scoring system...

    Authors: Felix Krenzien, Ivan Matia, Georg Wiltberger, Hans-Michael Hau, Moritz Schmelzle, Sven Jonas, Udo X Kaisers and Peter T Fellmer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:92

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Aneurysms of an aberrant splenic artery originating from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) are extremely rare; however, they are clinically important because possible rupture could be catastrophic. The meth...

    Authors: Weimin Zhou, Jiehua Qiu, Qingwen Yuan, Wei Zhou, Jixin Xiong and Qingzhong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:62

    Content type: Case report

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  16. In neurosurgery, the most common type of facial and pharyngeal pain is trigeminal neuralgia. In contrast, glossopharyngeal neuralgia is relatively rare, and laryngeal neuralgia is the most rarely observed.

    Authors: Qiang Zong, Kai Zhang, Guangliang Han, Shengye Yang, Lijiang Wang and Hongxing Li

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:60

    Content type: Case report

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  17. One third of patients with infective endocarditis will require operative intervention. Given the superiority of valve repair over valve replacement in many indications other than endocarditis, there has been i...

    Authors: Patrick O Myers, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu and Afksendiyos Kalangos

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:48

    Content type: Debate

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  18. It is speculated that blood transfusion may induce adverse consequences after cancer surgery due to immunosuppression. This study was intended to assess the impact of perioperative blood transfusion on the pro...

    Authors: Haixing Luan, Feng Ye, Lupeng Wu, Yanming Zhou and Jie Jiang

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:34

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of totally implanted vascular devices (TIVAD) using different techniques of insertion.

    Authors: Elisa Granziera, Marco Scarpa, Angelo Ciccarese, Bogdan Filip, Matteo Cagol, Valentina Manfredi, Rita Alfieri, Connie Celentano, Sandra Cappellato, Carlo Castoro and Muzio Meroni

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:27

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been a revolutionary development in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Meanwhile, unfavorable anatomy of the aneurysm has always been a challenge to vas...

    Authors: Nan Wu, Changwei Liu, Qining Fu, Rong Zeng, Yu Chen, Genhuan Yang and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2014 14:11

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Diabetic peripheral arterial disease is the main cause of lower limb amputation in patients with diabetes. To summarize the technique and experiences and evaluate the clinical effects of blood vessel intervent...

    Authors: Nian-feng Sun, Ai-ling Tian, Yu-ling Tian, San-yuan Hu and Li Xu

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:32

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Cystatin SN is a secreted protein and a cysteine proteinase inhibitor. It has been considered to be a tumor marker for gastrointestinal tract cancer in several functional researches. However, the clinicopathol...

    Authors: You-Fang Chen, Gang Ma, Xun Cao, Rong-Zhen Luo, Li-Ru He, Jie-Hua He, Zhi-Liang Huang, Mu-Sheng Zeng and Zhe-Sheng Wen

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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