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Intensive Care Guidelines

October 28, 2022
A study was performed to assess the efficacy of topical vancomycin in the reduction of sternal wound infection (SWI), as this topic has become a point of contention. There was no difference between the vancomycin and saline control group at three months postoperatively, and similar findings were observed at one year.
October 28, 2022
This randomized trial assessed the efficacy of vacuum-assisted sternal closure as compared to primary closure technique in the treatment of post-cardiac surgery mediastinitis in a pediatric age group. Out of 101 patients, the chance of survival six months post-surgery was higher for the primary sternal closure group.
January 21, 2022
An editorial  with some interest for the cardiothoracic surgeon, in particular the awareness of changes in the right vantricle during ECMO support , mostly drawn from the recent Covid experiences, and with a useful paragraph on veno-pulmonary arterial ECMO, discussing the uncoupling of RV and PA. 
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
September 27, 2021
A small meta-analysis suggesting a bemefit of vascular ultrasound for access to the groin vessels in TAVI. The utility of ultrasonography may be extended in access for groin cannulation in aortovascular surgery and ECMO 
May 27, 2021
This month's update on the economical and general aspects of the ROOBY-FS trial. The conclusion (on no impact of de novo post-CABG AF on the incidence of stroke nor the 5 year expenditure ) challenges many hitherto perceptions on this frequent compication of coronary surgery.
April 16, 2021
A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.
January 16, 2021
A recent European consensus paper. Relatively easily read, and favouring meta-analyses over randomised trials. The bulk of the manuscript is of interest to all healthcare providers. The chapters 2.8.1 and 3.1.2 are of additional relevance to the ctsnet readership, as they summarise guidance on interventions.
August 18, 2020
A review that may affect pharma strategy in the immediate future.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.

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