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Cardiac

August 17, 2018
A well-referenced, exhaustive review.
August 10, 2018
The latest instalment in the gender discordance saga, this one proferred by business/management school academics. I am not convinced that the coarse gender comparison takes into account the size discrepancy in coronary arteries and other, well-known to medical practitioners, anatomico-physiological differences of human genders.
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.
July 25, 2018
Interesting to read that percutaneous coronary intervention did not confer any survival benefit (nor protection from myocardial infarction) in an international randomized controlled trial of 888 patients when compared to medical therapy!
July 6, 2018
A detailed and somewhat disheartening analysis of stem cell therapy for cardiac failure.
June 28, 2018
Chan and colleagues describe a stepwise approach to reducing the time to extubation after cardiac surgery, driven primarily by bedside providers as opposed to a conventional physician-directed approach.
May 25, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Coal miners in central Appalachia in the US have an increasing incidence of severe black lung disease and an associated increased need for lung transplantation.
May 15, 2018
A sober editorial on a murine model of induced cardiac failure, which highlights the challenges of translating animal omics to humans
May 4, 2018
A detailed well-referenced update on cardiovascular biomarkers, included in a compendium issue of the periodical.

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