Thanos Athanasiou

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Novel use of a magnetic coupling device to repair damage of the internal thoracic artery
    Alexandros Charitou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital London, London, United Kingdom
    J Card Surg 21:89-91. 2006
  2. pmc Skeletonization of radial and gastroepiploic conduits in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Rachel M Massey
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Wing, St, Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:26. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Video assisted resternotomy in high-risk redo operations - the St Mary's experience
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:932-4. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Do off-pump techniques reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1567-74. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Apical suction device facilitating off-pump bypass for recurrent coarctation: case report
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 7:E177-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass with the use of a magnetic distal anastomotic device: surgical technique and preliminary experience
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department, of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 7:356-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Should the internal thoracic artery be skeletonized?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2238-46. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Emergency thoracotomy in the pre-hospital setting: a procedure requiring clarification
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, 70 St Olafs Road, Fulham, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:377-86. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Does off-pump coronary artery bypass reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation? A question revisited
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital London, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:701-10. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint The Ross II procedure: pulmonary autograft in the mitral position
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1489-95. 2004

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Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Novel use of a magnetic coupling device to repair damage of the internal thoracic artery
    Alexandros Charitou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital London, London, United Kingdom
    J Card Surg 21:89-91. 2006
    ..Technical issues, advantages, disadvantages, and the use of computer tomography angiogram for assessment of the anastomosis are discussed...
  2. pmc Skeletonization of radial and gastroepiploic conduits in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Rachel M Massey
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Wing, St, Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:26. 2007
    ..Our study suggests that there is not enough high quality or consistent evidence to currently advocate the application of this technique to radial or gastroepiploic conduits ahead of a traditional pedicled technique...
  3. ncbi request reprint Video assisted resternotomy in high-risk redo operations - the St Mary's experience
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:932-4. 2002
    ..For redo surgery, repeat sternotomy under direct vision may reduce the sternotomy related morbidity (especially the need for cardiopulmonany bypass due to significant haemorrhage) and mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do off-pump techniques reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1567-74. 2004
    ..This study aims to assess whether off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) reduces the incidence of atrial fibrillation in elderly patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Apical suction device facilitating off-pump bypass for recurrent coarctation: case report
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 7:E177-8. 2004
    ..The surgical technique and advantages and disadvantages of this method are highlighted...
  6. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass with the use of a magnetic distal anastomotic device: surgical technique and preliminary experience
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department, of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 7:356-9. 2004
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the Ventrica magnetic vascular positioner (MVP) device for left internal thoracic artery (LITA)-to-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary anastomosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Should the internal thoracic artery be skeletonized?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:2238-46. 2004
    ..Advantages and disadvantages of the skeletonization technique are highlighted and discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Emergency thoracotomy in the pre-hospital setting: a procedure requiring clarification
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, 70 St Olafs Road, Fulham, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:377-86. 2004
    ..This is not clearly defined especially when thoracotomy takes place in the pre-hospital setting...
  9. ncbi request reprint Does off-pump coronary artery bypass reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation? A question revisited
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital London, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:701-10. 2004
    ..The question of whether off-pump surgery in this patient group results in a lower rate of post-operative AF remains to be answered by further high quality randomised research...
  10. ncbi request reprint The Ross II procedure: pulmonary autograft in the mitral position
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1489-95. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint Are wound healing disturbances and length of hospital stay reduced with minimally invasive vein harvest? A meta-analysis
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, The National Heart and Lung Institute, St Mary s Hospital London, 70 St Olaf s Road, Fulham, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:1015-26. 2004
    ..This has the potential to reduce wound-related morbidity, infection, post-operative pain, length of hospital stay, and re-admission rate...
  12. ncbi request reprint Aortic valve replacement in a patient with Takayasu's disease without cross-clamping the calcified ascending aorta
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, 70 St Olaf s Road, London SW6 7DN, UK
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 12:376-8. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Homograft implantation techniques in the aortic position: to preserve or replace the aortic root?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1578-85. 2006
    ..This study uses meta-analytical techniques to evaluate the differences in early and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing aortic homograft implantation with either a root replacement or a root preserving technique...
  14. ncbi request reprint Clampless arterial coronary artery bypass grafting with the use of magnetic coupling devices
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Card Surg 21:69-74; discussion 75-6. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the Ventrica MVP device to perform proximal anastomoses as part of the clampless off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) arterial revascularization procedure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Off-pump myocardial revascularization is associated with less incidence of stroke in elderly patients
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:745-53. 2004
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  16. doi request reprint Preservation of the mitral valve apparatus: evidence synthesis and critical reappraisal of surgical techniques
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:391-401. 2008
    ..Finally, this paper highlights the need for further high quality research focusing particularly on the long-term assessment of quality of life and health utility following MVR-P...
  17. ncbi request reprint How I do it: a new method of myocardial revascularization with use of the radial loop technique
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 6:E68-9. 2003
    ..The radial artery also has important potential opportunities for multiple grafting through minimal-access incisions or endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting when a critical Y anastomosis is needed inside the chest...
  18. ncbi request reprint Leg wound infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis comparing minimally invasive versus conventional vein harvesting
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:2141-6. 2003
    ..Further research is required to evaluate the potential benefits of minimally invasive vein harvesting techniques on the cost of postoperative care and quality of the harvested vein...
  19. ncbi request reprint Expanded use of suction and stabilization devices in cardiothoracic surgery
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, England, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1126-30. 2003
    ..We have explored the possibility of further expanding apical and epicardial suction devices beyond their ordinary use in coronary artery surgery...
  20. doi request reprint Meta-analysis of organ damage after conversion from off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures
    Dayal Mukherjee
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:755-61. 2011
    ..The underlying mechanisms need to be urgently elucidated. Prevention and treatment protocols for conversion warrant serious consideration and the risk of conversion may need to be discussed when obtaining informed patient consent...
  21. doi request reprint Medium to long-term clinical outcome following stentless aortic valve replacement: comparison between allograft and xenograft valves
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, SW3 3NP, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 11:166-70. 2010
    ..The porcine stentless valve may be associated with similar clinical performance to the allograft over the medium to long-term...
  22. doi request reprint Enhanced left ventricular mass regression after aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis is associated with improved long-term survival
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:285-91. 2011
    ..More complete resolution of left ventricular hypertrophy is suggested to be associated with superior clinical outcomes; however, its translational impact on long-term survival after aortic valve replacement has not been investigated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Is routine use of stentless aortic prostheses justified in an elderly (aged > or =75 years) population?
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Heart Valve Dis 14:64-70; discussion 70-1. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Re-do aortic valve replacement: does a previous homograft influence the operative outcome?
    Pankaj Kumar
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
    J Heart Valve Dis 13:904-12; discussion 912-3. 2004
    ..A review is presented of the authors' experience of redo-aortic valve replacement (re-do AVR) examining factors which affect, and whether a previous aortic homograft replacement influences, operative outcome...
  25. doi request reprint Stentless aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease: clinical outcome and aortic diameter changes during follow-up
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 3NP, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 38:134-40. 2010
    ..Our aim was to assess long-term outcome and analyse if progressive aortic dilatation occurs with time in patients with BAV disease who underwent stentless valve replacement...
  26. doi request reprint Variations in the application of various perfusion technologies in Great Britain and Ireland--a national survey
    Oliver J Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Artif Organs 34:200-5. 2010
    ..While some variation between centers is to be expected, as innovative technologies are adopted at varying rates, surveys such as this are useful for alerting clinicians to gaps between evidence-based knowledge and clinical practice...
  27. doi request reprint Propensity analysis of survival after subcoronary or root replacement techniques for homograft aortic valve replacement
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:334-41. 2009
    ..Valves are implanted predominantly by using 2 techniques: the freehand subcoronary technique or as an aortic root replacement. Our aim was to identify any difference in survival, durability, and clinical performance...
  28. doi request reprint Does the presence of circulating tumor cells in the venous drainage of curative colorectal cancer resections determine prognosis? A meta-analysis
    Hidetoshi Katsuno
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, 10th Floor, QEQM Wing, St Mary s Campus, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:3083-91. 2008
    ..This study compares lymph node positivity, hepatic metastasis rates, and disease-free survival in circulating tumor positive versus negative patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Primary resection with anastomosis vs. Hartmann's procedure in nonelective surgery for acute colonic diverticulitis: a systematic review
    Vasilis A Constantinides
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 49:966-81. 2006
    ..This study compares primary resection with anastomosis and Hartmann's procedure in an adult population with acute colonic diverticulitis...
  30. doi request reprint The effect of prehospital time related variables on mortality following severe thoracic trauma
    Emaddin Kidher
    Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Injury 43:1386-92. 2012
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  31. pmc Optimal thromboprophylaxis following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: still a matter of debate?
    Muhammad I Mydin
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:109-14. 2012
    ..antiplatelet therapy after bioprosthetic AVR...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is the use of cardiopulmonary bypass for multivessel coronary artery bypass surgery an independent predictor of operative mortality in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction?
    Sharif Al-Ruzzeh
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:444-51; discussion 451-2. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors responsible for operative mortality in this group of patients...
  33. doi request reprint What are the predictors that affect the excellent long-term benefits of redo coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Heart Lung Circ 19:528-34. 2010
    ..Our secondary aim was to identify risk factors that compromise surgical efficacy of redo revascularisation...
  34. doi request reprint How to manage the left subclavian artery during endovascular stenting of the thoracic aorta
    Syed M Rehman
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital Imperial Healthcare Trust, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:507-18. 2011
    ..No significant differences in spinal-cord ischaemia were seen. Revascularisation may reduce downstream ischaemic complications but can cause significant risk. Indications must be carefully considered on an individual patient basis...
  35. pmc Does minimal-access aortic valve replacement reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation?
    Bari Murtuza
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Tex Heart Inst J 35:428-38. 2008
    ..Future randomized studies must take into account the potential sources of heterogeneity identified here to better demonstrate any differences between the 2 approaches in the onset of AF...
  36. pmc Does preservation of the sub-valvular apparatus during mitral valve replacement affect long-term survival and quality of life? A Microsimulation Study
    Christopher Rao
    Department Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 3:17. 2008
    ..This study investigated the effect of sub-valvular apparatus preservation on long-term survival and quality of life following mitral valve replacement...
  37. doi request reprint A competency framework in cardiothoracic surgery for training and revalidation - an international comparison
    Tim T Wang
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:816-25. 2011
    ..Challenges to the implementation of such curricula and potential solutions are explored. Patient safety remains the ultimate aim to ensure excellence of both competency and performance...
  38. doi request reprint Effect of skeletonization of the internal thoracic artery for coronary revascularization on the incidence of sternal wound infection
    Srdjan Saso
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:661-70. 2010
    ..41; 95% confidence interval, 0.26 to 0.64). This effect was more evident when analyzing diabetic patients undergoing bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting (odds ratio, 0.19; 95% confidence interval, 0.10 to 0.34)...
  39. pmc Statin therapy may influence the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation: what is the evidence?
    Srdjan Saso
    Department of Biosurgery Surgical Technology and Surgical Epidemiology Unit, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Tex Heart Inst J 36:521-9. 2009
    ..Further research into the underlying mechanism can elucidate possible relationships between the dosage and type of statin used...
  40. doi request reprint How to manage the left subclavian artery during endovascular stenting for thoracic aortic dissection? An assessment of the evidence
    Syed M Rehman
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Vasc Surg 24:956-65. 2010
    ..This systematic review attempts to address this issue...
  41. pmc Does coronary artery bypass grafting improve quality of life in elderly patients?
    Kamran Baig
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:542-53. 2013
    ..In order to overcome previous methodological limitations, future work must clearly define and stringently follow-up this elderly population, to develop a more robust, sensitive and specialty-specific HRQOL tool. ..
  42. doi request reprint Are arterial grafts superior to vein grafts for revascularisation of the right coronary system? A systematic review
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Heart 99:835-42. 2013
    ..This study aims to identify if arterial grafts are superior to saphenous vein (SV) grafts and whether graft failure rates vary between proximal and distal RCA anastomoses...
  43. doi request reprint Safety of clopidogrel being continued until the time of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of 34 studies
    Sukhjinder S Nijjer
    Cardiology Department, Cardiovascular Sciences and the Renal Institute, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
    Eur Heart J 32:2970-88. 2011
    ..Multinational trials are required to fully determine the balance of ischaemia and bleeding. While results are awaited we suggest ACS patients requiring urgent CABG proceed with surgery without delay for a clopidogrel-free period...
  44. ncbi request reprint Do technical parameters affect the diagnostic accuracy of virtual bronchoscopy in patients with suspected airways stenosis?
    Catherine M Jones
    Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Eur J Radiol 55:445-51. 2005
    ..This meta-analysis aims to estimate accuracy of virtual compared to conventional bronchoscopy in patients with suspected airway stenosis, and evaluate the influence of technical parameters...
  45. doi request reprint Valve failure following homograft aortic valve replacement: does implantation technique have an effect?
    Ayyaz Ali
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 3NP, UK
    Eur Heart J 29:1454-62. 2008
    ..Our objective was to identify risk factors associated with the development of SVD or ascending aortic dilatation. In particular we strived to determine whether the mode of implantation had an independent effect...
  46. ncbi request reprint Is virtual bronchoscopy an efficient diagnostic tool for the thoracic surgeon?
    Catherine M Jones
    The National Heart and Lung Institute Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:365-74. 2005
    ..It can potentially have a beneficial role in selected thoracic patients (with bronchoesophageal fistulas, postlung transplantation, anastomoses, and suspected foreign body aspiration)...
  47. doi request reprint Do bigger hospitals or busier surgeons do better adult aortic or mitral valve operations?
    Emaddin Kidher
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:605-10. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the relationship between volume and other outcomes rather than mortality needs further assessment...
  48. doi request reprint The role of single-incision laparoscopic surgery in abdominal and pelvic surgery: a systematic review
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 25:378-96. 2011
    ..This review aimed to determine the role of single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in abdominal and pelvic operations...
  49. doi request reprint Laparoscopic revision of failed antireflux surgery: a systematic review
    Nicholas R A Symons
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Academic Surgical Unit, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, South Wharf Rd, London, W2 1NY UK
    Am J Surg 202:336-43. 2011
    ..Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an accepted treatment for persistent gastroesophageal reflux but about 4% of patients will eventually require revision surgery...
  50. ncbi request reprint Do miniaturized extracorporeal circuits confer significant clinical benefit without compromising safety? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Leanne Harling
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    ASAIO J 57:141-51. 2011
    ..Miniaturized extracorporeal circulation is not associated with increased cerebrovascular injury and may confer an advantage, reducing postoperative arrhythmia, blood loss, and transfusion burden...
  51. ncbi request reprint Functional renal outcome in on-pump and off-pump coronary revascularization: a propensity-based analysis
    Arjuna Weerasinghe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1577-83. 2005
    ..Renal adverse outcome was defined as minor (20% increase in serum creatinine from preoperative) or major (composite end point of postoperative serum creatinine >200 mumol/L or postoperative mechanical renal support)...
  52. pmc Combined sterno-clavicular approach as an alternative technique in hybrid exclusion of aortic arch aneurysm
    Aristotle D Protopapas
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St, Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2:36. 2007
    ..We describe a modified access technique for the proximal (open) part of single stage hybrid exclusion of aneurysm of the aortic arch...
  53. ncbi request reprint Heparin-bonded circuits versus nonheparin-bonded circuits: an evaluation of their effect on clinical outcomes
    Omar Mangoush
    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Heart Hospital, UCLH, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:1058-69. 2007
    ..Although HBCs showed a positive effect on some of the clinical outcomes, we identified only marginal differences for other outcomes. Further evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of this technology is required...
  54. doi request reprint Does stentless aortic valve implantation increase perioperative risk? A critical appraisal of the literature and risk of bias analysis
    Bari Murtuza
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:643-52. 2011
    ..Larger, more stringent randomized studies would be required to identify any robust clinical difference...
  55. doi request reprint Does obesity affect outcomes in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer? A meta-analysis
    Babar Kayani
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 36:1785-95. 2012
    ..This meta-analysis aimed to determine whether obese patients are at increased risk of postoperative complications, mortality, and compromised survival compared to non-obese patients following esophageal resection...
  56. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position
    Omar A Jarral
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College London, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 26:2095-103. 2012
    ..Despite proposed technical and physiological advantages, the prone position technique has not been widely adopted. This article reviews the current status of prone thoracoscopic esophagectomy...
  57. doi request reprint Intra-operative conversion is a cause of masked mortality in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a meta-analysis
    Dayal Mukherjee
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:291-9. 2012
    ..The risk of conversion should be discussed when obtaining the patient's informed consent and its prevention warrants serious consideration by cardiac surgeons and cardiac surgical training programmes...
  58. doi request reprint Aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in patients with concomitant mitral regurgitation: should the mitral valve be dealt with?
    Leanne Harling
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1087-96. 2011
    ..Concomitant mitral intervention should therefore be considered in the presence of moderate mitral regurgitation, independent of the aetiology...
  59. doi request reprint Is minimally invasive harvesting of the great saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass surgery a cost-effective technique?
    Christopher Rao
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:809-15. 2008
    ..Despite the increasingly widespread use of this technique, formal cost-effectiveness analysis has never been performed...
  60. doi request reprint Systemic leukofiltration does not attenuate pulmonary injury after cardiopulmonary bypass
    Oliver J Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    ASAIO J 54:78-88. 2008
    ..Systemic leukofiltration may attenuate bypass-related lung injury in the early postoperative period, but this does not seem to translate to clinically significant differences in outcomes...
  61. doi request reprint Assessment of anatomical knowledge for clinical practice: perceptions of clinicians and students
    Simon Rowland
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Surg Radiol Anat 33:263-9. 2011
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  62. doi request reprint Laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair: a description of the technique and initial results
    Emmanouil Zacharakis
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Surg Innov 15:85-9. 2008
    ..The success of this approach depends on longer follow-up reports and standardization of the technical elements...
  63. doi request reprint Modification of the Cabrol as a bailout procedure in complicated bicuspid valve aortopathy
    Antonios Kourliouros
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George s Hospital, and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Imperial College NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:199-201. 2011
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Assessment of specialists in cardiovascular practice
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:659-67. 2009
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Does a skeletonized or pedicled left internal thoracic artery give the best graft patency?
    Erden Ali
    Department of Biosurgery Surgical Technology and Surgical, Epidemiology Unit, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:97-104. 2010
    ..The evidence presented here demonstrates that in terms of patency, skeletonized and pedicled left internal thoracic arteries provide excellent patency rates...
  66. doi request reprint Role of virtual reality simulation in teaching and assessing technical skills in endovascular intervention
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Fl, QEQM Bldg, St Mary s Hospital Campus, Praed St, London, W2 1NY, England
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 21:55-66. 2010
    ..Before inclusion into the curriculum, further work is needed regarding fidelity, validity, reliability, and design of simulators to ensure accurate transfer of acquired endovascular skills from simulator to patient...
  67. doi request reprint Is minimally invasive surgery beneficial in the management of esophageal cancer? A meta-analysis
    Kamal Nagpal
    Imperial College London, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:1621-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to utilize meta-analysis to compare outcomes of open esophagectomy with those of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy (HMIE)...
  68. doi request reprint Radial artery versus saphenous vein conduits for coronary artery bypass surgery: forty years of competition--which conduit offers better patency? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM Building, Praed Street, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:208-20. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the findings of this systematic review of the published literature and meta-analysis support the use of radial artery in preference to saphenous vein conduits for coronary artery bypass surgery...
  69. ncbi request reprint Does systemic leukocyte filtration affect perioperative hemorrhage in cardiac surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Oliver Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    ASAIO J 53:514-21. 2007
    ..Although further high-quality trials on systemic leukofiltration may be appropriate, other strategies to reduce the coagulopathy associated with cardiopulmonary bypass should be sought and evaluated...
  70. ncbi request reprint Does Doppler echography have a diagnostic role in patency assessment of internal thoracic artery grafts?
    Catherine M Jones
    Academic Surgical Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:692-700. 2005
    ..TDE is best used in combination with other non-invasive tests due to its inability to visualize the graft. The potential for use in postoperative coronary bypass patients is high...
  71. ncbi request reprint Does minimally invasive vein harvesting technique affect the quality of the conduit for coronary revascularization?
    Omer Aziz
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:2407-14. 2005
    ..Postoperative myocardial infarction rates were not significantly different between groups, which is supported by the limited evidence on angiographic patency...
  72. ncbi request reprint Can the use of the radial artery be expanded to all patients with different surgical grafting techniques? Early clinical and angiographic results in 600 patients
    Sharif Al-Ruzzeh
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex UB9 6JH, United Kingdom
    J Card Surg 20:1-7. 2005
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Does serum procalcitonin have a role in evaluating the severity of acute pancreatitis? A question revisited
    Sanjay Purkayastha
    Imperial College, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, W2 1 NY, UK
    World J Surg 30:1713-21. 2006
    ....
  74. pmc Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: a meta-analysis
    Omer Aziz
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Ann Surg 243:17-27. 2006
    ..This study aims to use meta-analysis to compare laparoscopic and open appendectomy in a pediatric population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive conduit harvesting: a systematic review
    Omer Aziz
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, 10th Floor QEQM Building, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:324-33. 2006
    ..Wounds from minimally invasively harvested venous conduits appear to be less prone to complications although more comparative evidence on conduit quality and long-term patency is eagerly awaited...
  76. ncbi request reprint Evolving techniques for endoscopic radial artery harvesting
    Roberto P Casula
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s London Hospital, Praed Str, Paddington, W2 1NY, UK
    Cardiovasc Surg 11:425-7. 2003
    ..We report our experience with two techniques of endoscopic radial artery harvesting. The techniques are illustrated and their relative advantages discussed...
  77. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant properties of the internal thoracic artery and the radial artery
    Omar Mangoush
    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Heart Science Centre, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH, UK
    Heart Lung Circ 17:40-7. 2008
    ..We compared the ability of the RA to generate superoxide and assessed its antioxidant protective capacity with that of the internal thoracic artery (ITA)...
  78. ncbi request reprint Does off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery improve the outcome in high-risk patients?: a comparative study of 1398 high-risk patients
    Sharif Al-Ruzzeh
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:50-5. 2003
    ..The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the efficacy of the OPCAB technique in multi-vessel myocardial revascularization in a large series of high-risk patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint CABG 15-years after left pneumonectomy: feasibility of off-pump approach
    Pankaj Kumar
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Cardiovasc Surg 11:305-7. 2003
    ..The patient was extubated an hour after the end of the procedure. The role of off-pump surgery in this high-risk population and the use of stabilizing devices in these extreme anatomical situations is discussed...
  80. ncbi request reprint Does re-operation have an effect on outcome following heart transplantation?
    Constantinos Kokkinos
    Imperial College London, Department of Bio surgery and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Heart Lung Circ 16:93-102. 2007
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of patients undergoing heart transplantation as a second cardiac procedure and compare it with primary heart transplantation, using meta-analytical methodology...
  81. pmc The right ventricular annular velocity reduction caused by coronary artery bypass graft surgery occurs at the moment of pericardial incision
    Beth Unsworth
    International Centre for Circulatory Health, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
    Am Heart J 159:314-22. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography could pinpoint the time at which this happens to help narrow the range of plausible mechanisms...
  82. ncbi request reprint The effects of various leukocyte filtration strategies in cardiac surgery
    Oliver Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:665-76. 2007
    ..Our study suggests that there is not enough high quality or consistent evidence to draw guidelines regarding the use of leukocyte-depleting filters within routine cardiac surgical practice...
  83. ncbi request reprint Role of transvalvular gradient in outcome from valve replacement for aortic stenosis
    Arjuna Weerasinghe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Bartholomew Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1266-71. 2004
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Is the female gender an independent predictor of adverse outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting?
    Thanos Athanasiou
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1153-60. 2003
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the effect of the female gender on the outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery...
  85. ncbi request reprint Novel applications of Dermabond (2-octyl -cyanoacrylate) in cardiothoracic surgery
    Omer Aziz
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surg Technol Int 16:46-51. 2007
    ..A need for further high-quality objective research exists on the effectiveness and long-term safety of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate in cardiac surgery...
  86. ncbi request reprint Methodological approach in adopting off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in a British cardiothoracic unit: Harefield experience
    Sharif Al-Ruzzeh
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    Perfusion 19:S61-6. 2004
    ..The distortion of the mitral valve contributed to the haemodynamic instability. In conclusion, off-pump surgery is safe and provides better outcome in specific patient groups...
  87. ncbi request reprint Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass on the beating heart in Jehovah's Witness and HIV patients: case report
    Roberto Casula
    The National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Heart Surg Forum 7:E174-6. 2004
    ..In the first case, a Jehovah's Witness patient, blood transfusion was not an option; in the second case, a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patient, blood contact would have put the staff at risk for HIV infection...
  88. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in minimal-access cardiac surgery using robotic-enhanced surgical systems
    Roberto Casula
    Robotic Cardiac Programme, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2:589-600. 2004
    ..There are, however, limitations, but robot-assisted surgery endeavors to minimize these technical hindrances and thus allow better and more accurate surgical practice whilst minimizing surgical trauma...
  89. doi request reprint Laparoscopic assisted distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: is it an alternative to the open approach?
    Danny Yakoub
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Surg Oncol 18:322-33. 2009
    ..This study aims to compare short term outcomes and oncological value of laparoscopy assisted (LADG) and open distal gastrectomy (ODG) in the treatment of early gastric cancer...
  90. ncbi request reprint A comparison of open vs. laparoscopic abdominal rectopexy for full-thickness rectal prolapse: a meta-analysis
    Sanjay Purkayastha
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College, London, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1930-40. 2005
    ..Using meta-analytical techniques, this study was designed to compare open and laparoscopic abdominal procedures used to treat full-thickness rectal prolapse in adults...
  91. ncbi request reprint Fast-track failure after cardiac surgery: development of a prediction model
    Vasilis A Constantinides
    Imperial College London, Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Crit Care Med 34:2875-82. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for fast-track failure and incorporate them into a predictive fast-track failure score...
  92. ncbi request reprint Recombinant activated factor VII in cardiac surgery: a systematic review
    Oliver Warren
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, St Mary s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:707-14. 2007
    ..However further research is required to definitively establish its clinical utility in the postoperative cardiac patient...
  93. pmc Axillary artery to left anterior descending coronary artery bypass with an externally stented graft: a technical report
    Thanos Athanasiou
    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Surgical, Oncology and Technology, St, Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 3:6. 2008
    ..Surgical technique and considerations are presented and discussed...
  94. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus mini-laparotomy cholecystectomy: a meta-analysis of randomised control trials
    Sanjay Purkayastha
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 21:1294-300. 2007
    ..To use meta-analytic techniques to compare peri-operative and short term post-operative outcomes for patients undergoing cholecystectomy via the laparoscopic or mini-open approach...
  95. ncbi request reprint Effect of coronary artery bypass surgery on myocardial function as assessed by tissue Doppler echocardiography
    Gerhard Paul Diller
    International Centre for Circulatory Health, St Mary s Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:995-9. 2008
    ..Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may induce myocardial stunning and thereby affect cardiac function. We aimed to assess whether myocardial function is affected by CABG in patients with preserved preoperative systolic function...
  96. pmc Peri-operative data on the Nuss procedure in children with pectus excavatum: independent survey of the first 20 years' data
    Aristotle D Protopapas
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St, Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1NY, UK
    J Cardiothorac Surg 3:40. 2008
    ..The advantage over previous techniques is avoidance of osteochondrotomies and thence allowance for normal growth of the thorax...
  97. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass graft imaging with 64-slice multislice computed tomography: literature review
    Catherine M Jones
    Department of Radiology, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK
    Semin Ultrasound CT MR 29:204-13. 2008
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Robotic surgery: a review
    Sanjay Purkayastha
    Division of Surgery Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY
    Hosp Med 65:153-9. 2004
    ..There are limitations, however. Robot-assisted surgery endeavours to minimize these technical hindrances and so allow better, more precise surgical practise while still minimizing surgical trauma...
  99. ncbi request reprint A three-dimensional echocardiographic comparison of a deep pericardial stitch versus an apical suction device for heart positioning during beating heart surgery
    Shane J George
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex, United Kingdom
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:604-10. 2007
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in adult cardiac surgery
    Joanna Chikwe
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St Mary s Hospital, London W1 2NY
    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 67:200-5. 2006
  101. pmc Totally endoscopic robotically enhanced coronary artery bypass on the beating heart
    Roberto P Casula
    Anaesthetic Unit, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    J R Soc Med 96:400-1. 2003