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Education

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.
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.
March 5, 2018
Physicians are at high risk for burnout, physical disability, and financial deprivation after investing time and money in obtaining their training.  This article highlights how physicians can maintain their health and positive outlook to enable them to continue helping others.
February 24, 2018
An alarming list of some crazy things our colleagues have done in the recent past.
February 14, 2018
Interesting article commenting on the perception that some remedies in medicine are so obviously beneficial that testing their effectiveness is a waste of time.  As it turns out, many of what physicians think are "slam dunk" remedies have mixed or negative results.
January 18, 2018
The authors describe a clinical unit developed at their institution designed to implement "nudges" to help improve health care delivery, primarily through the EMR.   "Nudges" have been used to shape other  behaviors, such as offering opt-out (rather than opt-in) for organ donor status to encourage increased organ donation.  The concept was described

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