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In Global News: Engineering Lungs, New Australian AFib Guidelines, and Considering Race in Lung Cancer Screening

Friday, August 3, 2018

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care and General Interest

Renowned former Formula 1 racing champion Niki Lauda recently underwent a lung transplant.

The president of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) urged the streamlining of cardiothoracic surgery training in Nigeria in remarks during the commissioning of the WACS permanent secretariat.

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, India, is setting up a homograft bank, the second such bank in the state.

The National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand have published updated recommendations for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation to confront the growing incidence of arrhythmia.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Researchers from Canada, Spain, and Germany found that optical coherence tomography was better than angiography at identifying coronary vascular changes in pediatric heart transplant recipients.

Adding racial considerations to the lung cancer screening recommendations in the US might improve screening efficacy and help reduce disparities in lung cancer mortality, say researchers from Chicago, Illinois.

Researchers from around the US have transplanted bioengineered lungs into pigs.

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