An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
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In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
May 9, 2019
Fuhrman and colleagues investigated the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in young adults with congenital heart disease undergoing a surgical procedure, a group of patients that is increasing in number.
August 9, 2018
This is a look at the costs related to surgical site infections (SSI), as defined by CDC. They show the impact on the monetary costs as well as length of stay with a variety of treatment methods. The costs of a deep SSI add significanty to the overall procedure costs, mainly due to the additional length of stay.
May 17, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Jill Ley moderates a discussion with Teresa Kieser, Richard Van Valen, and Melissa Rochon on infection prevention and the management of surgical wounds.
In Global News: DCD Heart Transplants, Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, and Hospital Disinfectant Exposure
September 15, 2017
Surgery for infective endocarditis complicated by cerebral embolism: A consecutive series of 375 patients
June 16, 2014
The rate of cerebral embolism in patients with acute infective endocarditis (AIE) was about one quarter on CT scanning, with about one third having silent emboli. This had an adverse impact on survival. Haemorrhagic transformation was low. The authors indicate CT scanning should be routine for all patients with AIE.