This study examined risk estimates for complex major surgery by trainees in internal medicine and in general surgery using seven clinical scenarios. Surgery residents expressed more confidence in their estimates, but were less likely to use published risk models. Most trainees in both specialties significantly overestimated every type of risk, aver
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Comparison of Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residents' Assessments of Risk of Postsurgical Complications in Surgically Complex Patients
October 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
A life-sized chest model with a lifelike texture was developed to simulate thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for right lower lobectomy was performed using the model.
August 25, 2017
Women cardiothoracic surgeons accepted The New Yorker OR Cover Challenge, and CTSNet is excited to share the completed photo collage.
August 17, 2017
Many of the adverse events that occur in hospitals are a result of human error. The authors describe a system for use in the OR that collects and collates intraoperative data feeds, including patient and OR team physiological parameters, audiovisual content, and environmental factors. The data are analyzed to assist in proactive assessment of risks
August 17, 2017
This editorial outlines the changing legal landscape for device manufacturers. The authors discuss a recent legal judgment against Intuitive (da Vinci robot) that found the company failed to notify a hospital regarding a new robot user, indicating that Intuitive held responsibility for ensuring safe implementation of their systems in clinical settin
July 27, 2017
Joel Dunning talks to former STS President Joseph Bavaria at the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas.
July 22, 2017
A Letter to the Editor of Lung Cancer that was kindly brought to our attention while still 'in press.' Our readership may find in it 'food for thought' on all matters of healthcare policies and economics, especially on maintaining morale ('reshaping prevailing nihilistic attitudes') and efficient resupply and recycling of semi-disposable surgical de
July 12, 2017
In a discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel of current cardiothoracic surgery residents share their tips and tricks for thriving during residency and fellowship.
July 5, 2017
Dr. Antonoff is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where she specializes in thoracic surgical oncology.
June 9, 2017
In an interview filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, CTSNet Associate Editor for Allied Health and clinical nurse specialist, Jill Ley, shares her thoughts on how cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers can become more involved in the profession and improve patient outcomes.