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Publisher: Elsevier

Volume 23, Number 6, June 2003

Contents
pp. iii-iii(1)

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Contents continued
pp. v-v(1)

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Contents continued
pp. vii-vii(1)

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Editorial Board
pp. xi-xi(1)

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General thoracic surgery - optimising opportunities at a European level
pp. 857-858(2)
Authors: Klepetko, W.; Aberg, T.; Bellenis, I.; Berrisford, R.

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En-bloc chest wall and lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer. Predictors of 60-day non-cancer related mortality
pp. 859-864(6)
Authors: Martin-Ucar, A.E.; Nicum, R.; Oey, I.; Edwards, J.G.; Waller, D.A.

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Prognostic value of visceral pleura invasion in non-small cell lung cancer
pp. 865-869(5)
Authors: Kang, J.; Kim, K.D.; Chung, K.Y.

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Clinical outcome versus post-mortem finding in thoracic surgery: a 10-year experience
pp. 878-882(5)
Authors: Ooi, A.; Goodwin, A.T.; Goddard, M.; Ritchie, A.J.

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Advanced thoracoscopic procedures are facilitated by computer-aided robotic technology
pp. 883-887(5)
Authors: Morgan, J.A.; Ginsburg, M.E.; Sonett, J.R.; Morales, D.L.S.; Kohmoto, T.; Gorenstein, L.A.; Smith, C.R.; Argenziano, M.

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Thoracic firearm injuries in children: management and analysis of prognostic factors
pp. 888-893(6)
Authors: Eren, S.; Balci, A.E.; Ulku, R.; Cakir, O.; Eren, M.N.

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Bilateral sequential lung transplantation without sternal division
pp. 894-897(4)
Authors: Venuta, F.; Rendina, E.A.; de Giacomo, T.; Ciccone, A.M.; Moretti, M.; Mercadante, E.; Anile, M.; Coloni, G.F.

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The initial rate of troponin I release post-reperfusion reflects the effectiveness of myocardial protection during cardiac allograft preservation
pp. 898-906(9)
Authors: Ryan, J.B.; Hicks, M.; Cropper, J.R.; Garlick, S.R.; Kesteven, S.H.; Wilson, M.K.; Feneley, M.P.; Macdonald, P.S.

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Cell transplantation to improve ventricular function in the failing heart
pp. 907-916(10)
Authors: Tang, G.H.L.; Fedak, P.W.M.; Yau, T.M.; Weisel, R.D.; Kulik, A.; Mickle, D.A.G.; Li, R.

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A prospective randomized study to evaluate splanchnic hypoxia during beating-heart and conventional coronary revascularization
pp. 917-924(8)
Authors: Velissaris, T.; Tang, A.; Murray, M.; El-Minshawy, A.; Hett, D.; Ohri, S.

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Evaluation of a novel 2 mm internal diameter stainless steel saphenous vein to coronary artery connector: laboratory studies of on-pump and off-pump revascularization
pp. 925-934(10)
Authors: Zehr, K.J.; Hamner, C.E.; Bonilla, L.F.; Berg, T.; Cornelius, R.; Hindrichs, P.; Schaff, H.V.

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An evaluation of existing risk stratification models as a tool for comparison of surgical performances for coronary artery bypass grafting between institutions
pp. 935-942(8)
Authors: Asimakopoulos, G.; Al-Ruzzeh, S.; Ambler, G.; Omar, R.Z.; Punjabi, P.; Amrani, M.; Taylor, K.M.

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Risk factors for sternal wound infection and mid-term survival following coronary artery bypass surgery
pp. 943-949(7)
Authors: Lu, J.C.Y.; Grayson, A.D.; Jha, P.; Srinivasan, A.K.; Fabri, B.M.

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Improved endothelial function after a modified harvesting technique of the internal thoracic artery
pp. 956-961(6)
Authors: Grapow, M.T.R.; Kern, T.; Reineke, D.C.; Brett, W.; Bernet, F.; Rueter, F.; Muller-Schweinitzer, E.; Zerkowski, H.

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The inhibitory action of protamine on human internal thoracic artery contractions: the effect of free hemoglobin
pp. 962-968(7)
Authors: Golbasi, I.; Nacitarhan, C.; Ozdem, S.; Turkay, C.; Karakaya, H.; Sadan, G.; Bayezid, O.

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Early changes in plasma antioxidant and lipid peroxidation levels following coronary artery bypass surgery: a complex response
pp. 969-975(7)
Authors: Hadjinikolaou, L.; Alexiou, C.; Cohen, A.S.; Standbridge, R.D.L.; McColl, A.J.; Richmond, W.

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Hypoxia and reoxygenation do not upregulate adhesion molecules and natural killer cell adhesion on human endothelial cells in vitro
pp. 976-983(8)
Authors: Maurus, C.F.; Schmidt, D.; Schneider, M.K.J.; Turina, M.I.; Seebach, J.D.; Zund, G.

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Cardioplegic arrest induces apoptosis signal-pathway in myocardial endothelial cells and cardiac myocytes
pp. 984-990(7)
Authors: Fischer, U.M.; Klass, O.; Stock, U.; Easo, J.; Geissler, H.J.; Fischer, J.H.; Bloch, W.; Mehlhorn, U.

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Reoperation after fresh homograft replacement: 23 years' experience with 655 patients
pp. 996-1001(6)
Authors: Sadowski, J.; Kapelak, B.; Bartus, K.; Podolec, P.; Rudzinski, P.; Myrdko, T.; Wierzbicki, K.; Dziatkowiak, A.

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Early failure of the tissue engineered porcine heart valve SYNERGRAFT? in pediatric patients
pp. 1002-1006(5)
Authors: Simon, P.; Kasimir, M.T.; Seebacher, G.; Weigel, G.; Ullrich, R.; Salzer-Muhar, U.; Rieder, E.; Wolner, E.

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Long-term results after cardiac surgery in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1)
pp. 1007-1016(10)
Authors: Mestres C.-A.; Chuquiure, J.E.; Claramonte, X.; Munoz, J.; Benito, N.; Castro, M.A.; Pomar, J.L.; Miro, J.M.; the Hospital Clinic Endocarditis Study Group

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Mitral valve repair in patients with end stage cardiomyopathy: who benefits?
pp. 1017-1022(6)
Authors: Gummert, J.F.; Rahmel, A.; Bucerius, J.; Onnasch, J.; Doll, N.; Walther, T.; Falk, V.; Mohr, F.W.

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Analysis of short-term multivariate competing risks data following thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
pp. 1023-1027(5)
Authors: Miller, C.C.; Porat, E.E.; Estrera, A.L.; Vinnerkvist, A.N.; Huynh, T.T.T.; Safi, H.J.

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Ischemic preconditioning and nicotinamide in spinal cord protection in an experimental model of transient aortic occlusion
pp. 1028-1033(6)
Authors: Isbir, C.S.; Ak, K.; Kurtkaya, O.; Zeybek, U.; Akgun, S.; Scheitauer, B.W.; Sav, A.; Cobanoglu, A.

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Relationship between coagulation cascade, cytokine, adhesion molecule and aortic aneurysm
pp. 1034-1039(6)
Authors: Nomura, F.; Ihara, A.; Yoshitatsu, M.; Tamura, K.; Katayama, A.; Ihara, K.

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Does sodium nitroprusside reduce lung injury under cardiopulmonary bypass?
pp. 1040-1045(6)
Authors: Cakir, O.; Oruc, A.; Eren, S.; Buyukbayram, H.; Erdinc, L.; Eren, N.

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Anomalus drainage of the right superior vena cava to the left atrium
pp. 1051-1051(1)
Authors: Samir, K.; Fraisse, A.; Rauzier, J.; Kreitmann, B.

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'Star-like' configuration of the pulmonary veins in a case of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
pp. 1052-1052(1)
Authors: Chessa, M.; Lucente, M.; Giamberti, A.; Carminati, M.

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Bilateral multiple pulmonary hydatid cysts
pp. 1053-1053(1)
Authors: Eroglu, A.; Kurkcuoglu, C.; Karaoglanoglu, N.

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Giant renal cell carcinoma directly invading the heart
pp. 1054-1055(2)
Authors: Schena, S.; Gilleran, J.; Chernoff, A.; Massad, M.G.

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An unusual cause of hiccup: costal exostosis. Treatment by video-assisted thoracic surgery
pp. 1056-1058(3)
Authors: Alifano, M.; Morcos, M.; Molina, T.; Regnard, J.

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Late complication of bovine pericardium patches used for lung volume reduction surgery
pp. 1059-1061(3)
Authors: Provencher, S.; Deslauriers, J.

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Spontaneous hemothorax associated with von Recklinghausen's disease
pp. 1062-1064(3)
Authors: Pezzetta, E.; Paroz, A.; Ris, H.; Martinet, O.

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Mediastinal haemangiomas in children
pp. 1065-1067(3)
Authors: Tan, C.; Alphonso, N.; Anderson, D.; Austin, C.

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Endovascular stent grafting for contained rupture of the descending thoracic aorta
pp. 1068-1070(3)
Authors: Stoica, L.; Chocron, S.; Falcoz, P.; Etievent, J.

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Accessory mitral valve tissue associated with situs inversus in an elderly patient
pp. 1071-1073(3)
Authors: Lemke, P.; Civelek, A.; Brandt, R.; Roth, M.

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An alternative technique for non-infective paraprosthetic leakage repair
pp. 1074-1075(2)
Authors: Moneta, A.; Villa, E.; Donatelli, F.

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Reply to Protopapas and Riga
pp. 1076-1077(2)
Authors: Athanassiadi, K.; Gerazounis, M.

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Is compromising on surgical margins in tracheal resection for cancer justified?
pp. 1077-1078(2)
Authors: Pramesh, C.S.; Mistry, R.C.; Deshpande, R.K.; Sharma, S.

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Reply to Pramesh et al.
pp. 1078-1078(1)
Authors: Hazama, K.; Miyoshi, S.; Matsuda, H.; for the Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University, O.

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Instructions to Authors
pp. 1079-1080(2)

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