Bhagat and colleagues analyzed the rate of unplanned hospital readmission from 2012 to 2015 using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File.
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
December 4, 2017
December 4, 2017
These videos present techniques the authors have adopted to perform minimally invasive mediastinal surgery as an outpatient procedure.
December 1, 2017
October 25, 2017
This video demonstrates the technique for the second phase (chest) of a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The author shows the use of the transoral EEA™ Stapler and the technique to oversew the anastomosis.
October 24, 2017
This condensed video goes through the key steps of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via a right anterior thoracotomy in one minute.
October 23, 2017
This video demonstrates the first stage of a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The author describes the advantages of the hand port for this portion of the procedure.
Near-Infrared Image-Guided Lymphatic Mapping in Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy of Distal Oesophageal Cancer
October 20, 2017
Helminen and colleagues employ near-infrared imaging as a novel technique for lymphatic mapping in minimally invasive esophagectomy of distal esophageal cancer. Indocyanine green dye was injected endoscopically and used to identify nodal stations outside of the en bloc resection area.
Five Hundred Seventy-Six Cases of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Utilizing Local Anesthesia and Sedation: Lessons Learned
October 16, 2017
Very nice paper that, once again, demonstrates established experience with awake thoracic surgery. Is this the future? Does a minimally invasive surgeon need a minimally invasive anesthesiologist beside?
October 4, 2017
Filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Joel Dunning and Shanda Blackmon discuss safety in minimally invasive general thoracic surgery.
September 22, 2017
Patient Care Updated guidelines on dual antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease have been published by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardiology.