On Thursday, Sept. 17th, CTSNet hosted a live event that included nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety, enabling effective integration into clinical workflow, and outcomes improvement.
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September 27, 2013
When the new iteration of CTSNet.org was launched recently, the Advanced Surgeon Search was more restrictive than on the old version of the website. However, Advanced Surgeon Search has now been updated to allow searching for cardiothoracic surgeons by geographical area and by subspecialty.
September 20, 2013
Hybrid aortic procedures have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients that may not be reasonable candidates for a traditional open operation. This article examines a hybrid procedure performed on a 60-year-old male who had received four previous open-heart operations and who had numerous co-morbidities.
September 16, 2013
This video demonstrates a surgical technique for resection of a short pathologic segment of trachea with reconstruction by primary anastomosis.
September 12, 2013
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons invites you to attend its 50th Annual Meeting in Orlando, January 25–29, 2014. This celebration of the Society’s golden anniversary will combine thought-provoking lectures with hands-on learning, networking opportunities, the chance to view the latest products in the specialty, and more.
September 6, 2013
The cause of pectus deformities is thought to be abnormal elongation and/or distorsion of the rib cartilages. A simplified open repair is described based on the subperichondrial resection of the abnormal cartilages, and in the case of pectus excavatum, the use of an easily removable metallic strut.
August 27, 2013
CTSNet is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. CTSNet.org has been successfully migrated to a new content management system, which will provide an excellent foundation for the future enhancement of CTSNet as a vital electronic resource for the worldwide cardiothoracic surgery community.
August 26, 2013
The number of ports used in minimally invasive cardiac surgery can be reduced to one with the assistance of the latest technologies and a custom-made instrument. The authors demonstrate a novel single incision technique, where no other ports for instruments and no small incision for femoral cannulation is required.
August 10, 2013
The passing of Dr. Thomas B. Ferguson compelled Frank L. Tamru to pay tribute to the man who was instrumental in helping the Asian Annals achieve its most prized goals of indexing along with regional credibility and international acceptance through membership in CTSNet.
August 10, 2013
Tricuspid valve regurgitation is not uncommon in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has been shown to be a significant factor affecting the success of staged surgical palliation in these patients. This video demonstrates tricuspid valve repair in an eleven-month-old male infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
August 9, 2013
Totalis Situs inversus (SIT) is an extremely rare condition. There are few reports in literature describing thoracic surgery in patients with this unusual anomaly. This video is the first report of a thoracoscopic lung resection of a pulmonary mass in a patient with SIT.