Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical. This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.
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May 18, 2018
Propensity scores methods have proven incredibly useful in the analysis of observational datasets, as they allow for control of confounding variables. Moreover, they offer several benefits over the more ubiquitous multivariable regression approaches.
Highlighting the Joint AATS/PASCaTS Forum: Enhancing Cardiovascular Education and Skill Training in Resource-Limited Underserved Regions
May 14, 2018
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and the Pan-African Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery held their 6th Joint Global Forum at the recent AATS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
Transmanubrial Approach for Salvage Surgery: Resection of a Single Persistent Subclavicular Breast Cancer Recurrence After Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy
May 7, 2018
This video demonstrates a transmanubrial approach to resect a subclavicular recurrence of breast cancer after multimodal treatment.
April 13, 2018
CTSNet is excited to announce that “Anastomotic Techniques for Robotic Beating-Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB)” by Brian Mitzman won first place in the 2017 Resident Video Competition.
April 4, 2018
The EJCTS and ICVTS are publishing a series of Statistical Primers to help clinicians perform and interpret research. In this article, Hickey and colleagues provide a practical introduction to repeated-measures analysis.
March 27, 2018
This video demonstrates the closure of a median sternotomy using stainless steel wires.
March 24, 2018
This survey of general surgeons in the US who had a pregnancy during surgical training identified a number of challenges that may influence career satisfaction. These included inadequate scheduling support, lactation facilities, and mentoring. 30% of participants would advise a female medical student not to pursue a surgical career.
Dynamic Patient-Specific Three-Dimensional Simulation of Mitral Repair: Can We Practice Mitral Repair Preoperatively?
March 23, 2018
This article examines an interesting concept for preparing for mitral repair. This may have useful assistance in complex valve repairs and in the early stages of training of young surgeons.
March 15, 2018
The EJCTS and ICVTS are publishing a series of Statistical Primers to help clinicians perform and interpret research. Although Kaplan-Meier analyses are standard in the cardiothoracic surgical literature, there are several pitfalls that should be kept in mind.