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February 6, 2018
The authors participated in a multi-institutional prospective study to evaluate the frequency, risk factors, and outcomes of patients who suffer mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery.  A total of 5,158 patients were enrolled, and there were 43 infections in 41 patients (0.79 cumulative incidence) occurring at a median time of 20 days after surg
February 5, 2018
This video demonstrates an open window thoracostomy, performed for a broncopleural fistula that occurred three months after a left pneumonectomy.
January 29, 2018
This video demonstrates the technique of transaxillary resection of the first and cervical ribs.
December 11, 2017
This video demonstrates a mini-Ravitch operation for pectus carinatum or pectus excavatum.
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
August 28, 2017
This video demonstrates an infraclavicular approach to managing Paget-Schroetter Syndrome, a form of thoracic outlet obstruction.
August 2, 2017
This clinical case describes the concomitant closure of an atrial septal defect and correction of pectus excavatum in a patient with Holt-Oram Syndrome.
March 20, 2017
This video shows a sternal reconstruction using a fibula allograft in a 71-year-old with a sternal defect.
February 28, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal left upper lobe lobectomy with a partial pleurectomy.
January 28, 2017
The authors investigated the efficacy of vancomycin paste applied to the sternal edges during cardiac surgery in reducing the risk of deep sternal wound infection among nearly 14,500 cardiac surgical patients.  The incidence of such infections was 09.%.  In a multivariable analysis, BMI, NYHA class, and the STS DSWI risk index were significantly asso

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