In this interview, Vaibhav Gupta and Shaf Keshavjee discuss ex vivo lung perfusion and being a surgeon-scientist.
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August 20, 2018
This is an instructive editorial that reminds us of the challenges women face in CT surgery. It describes how to go beyond the social online movement to achieve practical changes in training, hiring, and mentoring.
In Global News: Engineering Lungs, New Australian AFib Guidelines, and Considering Race in Lung Cancer Screening
August 3, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Renowned former Formula 1 racing champion Niki Lauda recently underwent a lung transplant.
June 14, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Mara Antonoff of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston moderates a discussion on the role of research for academic career advancement.
June 11, 2018
The author discusses how to acquire new skills and techniques as a young surgeon.
June 4, 2018
Risk-prediction models are well-known in cardiac surgery—the EuroSCORE and STS models being some of the most recognized. They are used for risk stratification, decision-making, and benchmarking. However, development of these models can be complex and once a model is developed, it is important to validate it.
May 19, 2018
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.
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.