A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
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New Antihyperglycemic Medications With Cardiovascular Protection for Patients With Diabetes: What do Surgeons Need to Know?
November 11, 2019
November 7, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco moderates a discussion on pain management strategies that include reduced or no opioid use.
Southampton Reviews in Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter Five: Cardiac Physiology, Structure, and Function
October 30, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail and his co-authors of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the United Kingdom present a discussion on cardiac physiology, structure, and function.
October 26, 2019
A must-read position paper.
October 25, 2019
Persistent opioid use (>90 days postoperatively) in this Medicare database study identified modifiable factors, including prescription size and preoperative prescription refills, among other features, that could be targeted in order to reduce opioid dependency.
October 24, 2019
Identification of Anonymous MRI Research Participants with Face-Recognition Software: The authors demonstrated the ability to use facial recognition software to identify individuals undergoing head MR, highlighting the risk of loss of anonymity when seemingly de-identified data are available to others.
October 23, 2019
A federal court in Minnesota has dismissed over 5000 lawsuits against 3M Bair Hugger, disagreeing with assertions by plaintiffs that forced-air warming contributes to surgical site infections (SSI). A fallout between the inventor and the company he founded contributed to the acrimony and disparate recommendations surrounding this therapy.
October 23, 2019
A new multidisciplinary guideline for surgical attire has been issued that replaces controversial 2014 recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
October 22, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail and his co-authors of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on cardiac biochemistry from a clinical perspective.
The Gender Gap in ACS: Sex-Specific Thresholds of High-Sensitivity Troponin in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome
October 15, 2019
Using gender specific thresholds for abnormalities in cardiac troponin I, the rate of injury among women increased by 42%. This did not translate into improved management of women, who remained about half as likely to undergo revascularization, receive dual antiplatet therapy, or undergo other interventions.