Interesting in its candour mini-series of partial arterial revascularisation by left thoracotomy. The perioperative graft failure is delt in some detail.
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Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Early outcomes and angiographic patency
November 15, 2021
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis: Impact on Psycho-Social Symptomatology and Psychotropic Medication Use
November 20, 2018
Primary focal hyperhidrosis (PFH) may lead to psychosocial deficits. One of the minimally invasive treatment methods is endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, an effective therapeutic option that the authors hypothesized might lead to decreased psychotropic medications usage.
Loss of Buoyancy Control Following a Pneumonectomy: An Update on Keeling Syndrome With a Biomechanics-Based Explanation
September 11, 2018
The Editorial Group is grateful to Dr Manos Kapetanakis for bringing to our attention their small case series on a ' lifestyle' late complication of pneumonectomy for malignancy. It will be challenging to guide the swimmer with curable central pulmonary cancer in making an informed decision on the strength of the sporadic Keeling Syndrome.
Pediatric Lung Transplantation and End of Life Care in Cystic Fibrosis: Barriers and Successful Strategies
March 8, 2018
A handy view from the pediatric standpoint on an expanding indication for sequential pulmonary transplanation.
January 12, 2018
The authors summarizes a personal experience with 529 patients undergoing VATS operations under local anesthesia and sedation. No nerve block, epidural, laryngeal mask airway, or endotracheal intubation was used. Indications were lung nodule, hemothorax, empyema, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, chylothorax, etc. There was one unsuccessful
January 10, 2018
The authors review their clinical experience with management of postoperative chylothorax among 97 patients. They favor duct ligation over embolization, and recommend intervention in patients with outputs greater than 1,100/day.
August 18, 2017
Patient Care Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.
Surgical Stabilization of Severe Rib Fractures Decreases Incidence of Retained Hemothorax and Empyema
October 1, 2015
This single institution study evaluated patients with traumatic rib fracture treated with rib fixation vs medical management; patients were propensity score matched. RF pts experienced a lower incidence of re-intervention for retained hemothorax, a lower incidence of empyema, and a lower incidence of readmision.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery versus pleural drainage in the management of the first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
June 11, 2015
The authors evaluated VATS vs pleural drainage for initial primary spontaneous pneumothorax in 122 pts, evaluating costs and QOL. Costs for VATS were half of those for pleural drainage. Quality adjusted life years were better for VATS. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio for VATS was 7,600 euros at 1 year and 10,000 euros at 5 years, well wit