Patient Care and General Interest A patient who had been admitted to the intensive care unit for chronic heart failure coughed up a cast of his right bronchial tree made of coagulated blood.
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In Global News: Coughing Up a Lung Cast, Heart Xenotransplantation, and Medical Record Reading Software
December 7, 2018
β-Adrenergic Agonist Albuterol Improves Pulmonary Vascular Reserve in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
November 9, 2018
Interesting small randomized controlled trial that will definitely be widely discussed.
July 7, 2018
In an announcement entitled "Retraction—Tracheobronchial transplantation with a stem-cell-seeded bioartificial nanocomposite: a proof-of-concept study," the results of an investigation by the Karolinska Institute were shared with The Lancet, resulting in retraction of what had appeared to be an exciting new development in transplantation and airway r
Time Is Your Best Friend, but It Soon Becomes Your Worst Enemy: The Conflict of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Cardiac Surgery
June 27, 2018
A brief, readable, sensibly balanced, and well-referenced editorial on the occasion of the retrospective Austrian paper on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
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!
January 2, 2018
A sobering editorial, read last May at the AATS, that discusses at length the ethics of ventricular assist as a super expensive therapy seen from the principle of fairness.
November 16, 2017
The incoming issue of the Journal comes with an interesting group of papers revolving around a provocative topic: work from Seattle on the absence of predictive value of standard pulmonary function tests in LVAD surgery. Vivek Rao takes the opportunity to present his thoughts in this brief editorial, the important central message of which cannot be
November 16, 2017
An enthusiastic yet balanced and succinct editorial on the occasion of a small series with short follow-up and absolute survival of ECMO-supported recipients of pulmonary transplantation (mostly with interstitial fibrosis) with short waiting time after ECMO (less than 16 days).
October 30, 2017
A detailed review of the pericardial sinuses on the occasion of discovery of a unilateral pericardial fold caudal to Marshall's ligament. The significance of the structure is discussed as an operating surgical note to ipsilateral pericardial traction/ elevation in beating heart surgery.
September 19, 2017
The authors queried the UNOS heart transplantation database to determine if LVAD device-related complications (DRCs) were associated with worse postoperative graft survival. The 5 categories of DRCs were as follows: device thrombosis, infection, device malfunction, life-threatening arrhythmias, and others.