A useful if somewhat belated account of the Papworth experience in lung donation after circulatory determined death (DCD) until 2015. There are no data on heart and lung transplants in that 6-year period. No DCD recipient required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and DCD single lung recipients did badly.
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Postoperative Analgesia After Pulmonary Resection With a Focus on Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
May 29, 2018
Umari and colleagues appraise approaches to optimize postoperative pain management after pulmonary resection by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The authors recommend an opioid-sparing multimodal approach, and they discuss loco-regional analgesic techniques, nonopioid analgesics, and perioperative gabapentinoids.
May 25, 2018
Find it here: The 26th ESTS Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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 19, 2018
The Thoracic community is ready to gather in Ljubljana this year for the biggest event of purely thoracic surgery interest. The full programme is availabe on the website. Looking forward to learning the latest advancements in General Thoracic Surgery directly from experts from all around the globe!
Discussion of "Intraoperative Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and the Possibility of Postoperative Prolongation Improve Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation"
May 3, 2018
A stimulating discussion of the Vienna paper that advances elective ECMO support for bilateral pulmonary transplantation.
Retrieval of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Any Impact on Their Outcomes?
May 3, 2018
The latest on portable venovenous ECMO in a cohort in which half of the subjects died after a resource-intensive treatment. The results of the relevant EOLIA trial are keenly awaited.
Pediatric Lung Transplantation and End of Life Care in Cystic Fibrosis: Barriers and Successful Strategies
March 8, 2018
A handy view from the pediatric standpoint on an expanding indication for sequential pulmonary transplanation.
February 18, 2018
An interesting article describing the interface between medical 3D printing and art. It briefly outlines current and future applications, and it also describes constraints to the use of this technology.
January 15, 2018
This video demonstrates the key steps of a right upper microlobectomy. The authors have performed microlobectomy for the last three years and the results of their experience were published in 2017.