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Ethics

September 17, 2015
Arthur Caplan of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical center poses a difficult ethical question: how many hearts should one child receive? Dr. Caplan presents the case of a young patient who recently received a third heart transplant. 
September 5, 2015
The consequences of the flawed process of investigation of scientific misconduct and premature conclusions of the outcomes are discussed.
June 17, 2015
Robert Sade moderates a debate with Richard Ohye and James Jaggers regarding the performance of surgery by cardiothoracic surgery residents.
June 12, 2015
Dr. Robert Sade has made it his personal mission to educate surgeons regarding ethics and to help truly establish the field of surgical ethics. The Ethics of Surgery: Conflicts and Controversies represents the latest of his efforts.
December 27, 2014
The authors translated 10 common medical phrases into 26 foreign languages and had native speakers of those languages translate those phrases back to English.  42% of the translations were wrong, with the worst accuracy among African and Asian languages.
December 27, 2014
To some, the veracity of the content of televised medical advice shows has always been suspect.  This study categorized such content from "The Dr.
August 3, 2014
There is growing fear in the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry that an increasing number of people who participate in clinical trials may indeed compromise research by chatting about treatments, side effects and enrollment tips on Facebook, online forums and blogs, according to
May 28, 2014
Joe Novak, MD was an F-15 Combat Pilot and now is an Emergency Physician. In this fantastic lecture, he brings the concepts of Combat Aviation to the art of Resuscitation. The Boldface
March 4, 2014
The debate between surgeon sleep deprivation and performance continues. This study looked at complications from laparoscopoic cholecystectomies (n=94,183) in surgeons who operateed the night before and found no difference in outcomes. Although lap cholecystectomies don't translate to cardiothoracic surgery, some of the discussion points apply.
March 13, 2007
To be reading this, you either already are or are on the way to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Career choice is no longer an issue. The important concern going forward on your career pathway is the quality of your life, both in its professional and personal aspects.

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