With the recent publication of two large, multicenter, randomized trials showing equivalent or even improved survival for segmental versus lobar resection of small (≤2 cm) stage I non-small cell lung cancer (1,2), there is greater onus among thoracic surgeons to be able to perform anatomic segmentectomy.
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Step-By-Step Guide to 3D Segmentation of Tumor, Airways, and Vessels for Preoperative Planning for Anatomic Segmentectomy Using 3D Slicer
January 4, 2023
December 13, 2022
This entry of Brompton Grand Rounds features Anthony Gallagher. He is the Director of Research and Learning at Orsi Academy in Belgium and a leading exponent and international expert in design, application, and validation of virtual reality simulation in medicine. In this video, he presents on proficiency-based progression simulation training.
December 9, 2022
Researchers have been awarded a grant to fund cancer vaccine research, including the development of an mRNA vaccine that would target precancerous lung lesions.
December 6, 2022
This video describes the benefits and uses of 3D printing, including in medical student and patient education, and in direct treatment of patients.
September 23, 2022
As robotic surgery continues to advance and become a more established method in cardiothoracic and other surgical specialties, concerns have arisen surrounding cybersecurity. Healthcare systems are particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks, and the complex nature of robotic surgery systems creates additional risk.
April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
Echocardiography in Weaning Right Ventricular Mechanical Circulatory Support: are we measuring the right stuff?
October 10, 2021
Scholarly endeavour to digest, in a relatively short and dense manuscript, the State-of-the-Art in assessing the function of the Forgotten Chamber. The notion of surgjcal pericardiotomy as a confounder of decision making is most interesting
May 21, 2021
A large RCT concluding that 'surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides additional protection against stroke when added to anticoagulation.' A number of limitations are briefly discussed. Findings are interesting in that absolute absence of surgical complications has been declared.
January 30, 2021
A Canadian multi-centre RCT of immediate baloon-cryoablation of the pulmonary veins: the intervention was compared to the relevant standard of pharmacological care. The target population was treatment-naive sufferers of de novo paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Success in First Interim Analysis From Phase 3 Study
November 9, 2020
In a press release early this morning, Pfizer and BioNTech accounced the results of their vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 in the first interim efficacy analysis of its Phase 3 clinical study.