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Clinical Epidemiology

September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
May 15, 2020
A medium-sized RCT from the Imperial College. The research question are of interest for all cardiovascular, thoracic, and general surgeons as well as all healthcare professionals. 
May 6, 2020
Use of anatomic abbreviations instead of numbers seems pro-intuitive ...
April 13, 2020
Topical review on the epidemic in Britain, with a number of observations that relate to the cardiothoracic surgeons and all healthcare professionals: -The assertion that the National Health Service in Britain was overrun PRIOR to the pandemic. -The assertion that acute angina is now being undertreated.
April 1, 2020
Useful series from the Pacific North West, main questions: -Why four patients who had a do-not-resuscitate order on admission were included in the dead and, ultimately, why been admitted in an ITU/ICU setting? -How come no sputum samples from nine fatalities were ever sent for bacterial culture in an ITU/ICU setting?
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
March 18, 2020
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
January 8, 2020
A medium size RCT with encouraging surgical outcomes in the era of TAVI expansion.....