A frank, eye opening discussion with specific recommendations about allocating scarce resources in a time of pandemic.
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March 25, 2020
A thoughtful commentary about the need for a triage committee to determine the optimal allocation of ventilators in a time of competing needs, and how these determinations are best communicated to caregivers and families.
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.
November 30, 2019
High-Throughput, Contact-Free Detection of Atrial Fibrillation From Video With Deep Learning
October 24, 2019
Identification of Anonymous MRI Research Participants with Face-Recognition Software: The authors demonstrated the ability to use facial recognition software to identify individuals undergoing head MR, highlighting the risk of loss of anonymity when seemingly de-identified data are available to others.
August 19, 2019
Ever wonder why your patients get respiratory infections postoperatively? Here's another risk factor. Almost 95% of hospital caregivers completed at least one shift while ill with an acute upper respiratory infection during flu season, despite hospital policies against such behavior. This was more common among physicians than among nurses.
August 17, 2019
JTCVS just published a call for proposals of joining the Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance (CSIA) as pilot sites. CSIA is jointly overseen by the AATS, EACTS, STS, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the World Heart Federation.
No Racial Disparities In Surgical Care Quality Observed After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting In TRICARE Patients
August 7, 2019
The authors in this study ask—given the known racial disparities in the US healthcare system—what happens in a universal insurance program like TRICARE in terms of quality of care after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?
June 21, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
Attrition of the Cardiothoracic Surgeon-Scientist: Definition of the Problem and Remedial Strategies
April 3, 2019
Surgeon-scientists have been instrumental in many breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of patients. However, despite the many rewards that a career as a surgeon-scientist offers, the number of surgeons pursuing such a path has been steadily declining.