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Coronary Disease - Surgery

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 31, 2018
Head and colleagues used a patient-data pooled analysis of 11 randomized clinical trials to compare stroke rates between surgical and percutaneous coronary revascularization.
July 17, 2018
The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic shears may be beneficial in being faster, reducing bleeding, and allowing the surgeon to work closely to the vessel.
June 29, 2018
Research published recently in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests a new approach for evaluating a patient’s risk for acute kidney injury before they undergo cardiac surgery.
June 21, 2018
Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
June 14, 2018
James Tatoulis of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia presents technical tips and tricks for total arterial revascularization.
June 7, 2018
Johnston and colleagues evaluated morbidity and mortality following different cardiac operations at 18 institutions to determine if outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve replacement were correlated within each institution.

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