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January 13, 2018
Interesting research/opinion piece about how the introduction of robots has forced a change in surgical training, with some residents gaining skill through a process of "shadow learning."
January 3, 2018
Video and a readable digest of a talk in a Harvard meeting, especially interesting in its scepticism on prevention.
December 20, 2017
As the year comes to a close, the CTSNet staff present the ten most popular pieces of clinical content published during 2017.
December 19, 2017
Moorjani and colleagues describe the implementation of a simulation-based training program for cardiothoracic surgical trainees in the UK and Ireland, which included 10 courses during the six-year training program.
December 16, 2017
The authors demonstrate that, even when we rationally understand which of two choices is more likely to pay off, up to half of us will rely on gut feelings instead.  
November 15, 2017
This interesting article outlines language-related aspects of gender bias and provides some suggestions for mitigation.
October 13, 2017
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
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