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Critical Care

December 28, 2020
CTSNet published over 60 podcast episodes in 2020. As the year comes to a close, the CTSNet staff present the five most popular podcast episodes published in 2020.
December 16, 2020
Leanne Harling and Jessica Luc moderate a discussion on the global experience of how to make the most of one's training and successfully transition to practice.
December 15, 2020
This Beat episode, hosted by Joel Dunning, MD, and joined by Enoch Akowuah, MD, both of the James Cook University Hospital, UK, discusses lawsuits against surgical stapler manufactures; MAVRIC and the UK mini mitral trials; and mitraclip MR repair, Easy-AS, and segmentectomy vs. lobectomy studies.
December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest. 
November 23, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Brian Mitzman, general thoracic surgeon with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, as the host, discusses recent highlights submitted to CTSNet, along with a look at a new esophagogastric anastomosis simulator in this month's JTCVS.
November 17, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Dr Jessica Luc, cardiovascular surgery resident from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as the host, discussing highlights from the CTSNet COVID-19 portal, including the subspecialty guidance statements on cardiac, thoracic, and congenital patient triage, followed by education and ethical considerations during the pandemic.
November 16, 2020
This article from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Virtual Conference Taskforce provides recommendations applicable to all virtual meetings and beyond with focused dicscussion on timezones, diversity/inclusion and how to optimize participant interactivity and networking. 
November 9, 2020
In a press release early this morning, Pfizer and BioNTech accounced the results of their vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 in the first interim efficacy analysis of its Phase 3 clinical study.
October 30, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward M. Bender of Stanford University in California, USA, moderates a discussion on how the internet plays a role in establishing and growing cardiothoracic careers.

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