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Lung - Other

December 19, 2022
This video demonstrates how video assisted thoracoscopy surgery can be utilized for successful lung detorsion in symptomatic individuals.
October 21, 2022
Lung transplant is a potentially life-saving option for patients with Covid-19-induced acute respiratory distress and pulmonary fibrosis. This study set out to determine whether Covid-19 lung transplant patients had comparable outcomes to other lung transplant recipients with similar lung function.
March 29, 2022
This timely article addresses the interface between the Covid pandemic and patients with congenital heart diseases.  It offers responses to a variety of questions related to: vaccinations, passive immunization, Covid testing, antivirals,  immunomodulatory therapy, and transplant status.
April 16, 2021
A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.
April 13, 2020
Topical review on the epidemic in Britain, with a number of observations that relate to the cardiothoracic surgeons and all healthcare professionals: -The assertion that the National Health Service in Britain was overrun PRIOR to the pandemic. -The assertion that acute angina is now being undertreated.
March 18, 2020
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
December 4, 2019
Well-presented Canadian prospective study juxtaposing a combination of Wells scoring and dimers to the imaging gold standard. It was particularly fascinating to read the referenced assertion that:
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
October 9, 2019
Ex vivo lung perfusion was used in 25% of transplanted lungs in the Toronto program since 2008. This resulted in an increase in the number of transplanted patients without any degradation of long-term outcomes, including survival and freedom from chronic dysfunction.

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