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Critical Care

September 2, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of robot-assisted plication of a right hemidiaphragm.
August 30, 2019
Gershengorn and colleagues evaluated the incidence and safety of overnight extubation following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), using retrospective data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
August 29, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco moderates a discussion on the ERAS multidisciplinary team.
August 29, 2019
An interesting meta-analysis discouraging perhaps the use of this KATP modulator, especially after surgical revascularization where optimization of serum potassium is generally sought.
August 27, 2019
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center, through support from the National Institutes of Health and the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, announces a call for applications for the Dartmouth National Implementation Science Program (NISP) Scholar in cardiothoracic surgery – an innovative translational research program designed to train the
August 19, 2019
Ever wonder why your patients get respiratory infections postoperatively? Here's another risk factor. Almost 95% of hospital caregivers completed at least one shift while ill with an acute upper respiratory infection during flu season, despite hospital policies against such behavior. This was more common among physicians than among nurses.   
August 15, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Marc Moon of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, moderates a discussion on wellness in cardiothoracic surgery.
August 13, 2019
The translational value for cardiac transplantation of this prospective multi-centre clinical study of vasodilation in amyloidosis remains to be evaluated.
August 7, 2019
Three pioneers of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery discuss why its principles can and should apply to every patient admitted for surgical treatment.
August 5, 2019
In this 5-year review covering multiple centers in Australia and New Zealand, the overall major complication rate related to new implanation of a pacemaker or ICD was 8.2%.  Among hospitals performing implants there was a 3-fold range in the incidence of complications, indicating important variations in care quality.

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