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Thoracic Guidelines

June 11, 2021
A glimpse of what could be a future for surgery..........
November 28, 2020
A relatively recent, open-access, brief viewpoint on the utility of screening for thoracic aortic pathologies.
September 21, 2020
In this article, the authors explored cardiothoracic surgeons' perceptions of health services research and practice guidelines through open-ended, semi-structured phone interviews with cardiothoracic surgeons across the United States, highlighting gaps in the translation of guidelines to clinical practice.
April 14, 2020
Guidance document for the triage of operations for thoracic malignancies produced by the Thoracic Outcomes Research Network. Their recommendations emphasize the importance of shared decision making, transparency and adherence to ethical principals. 
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
August 7, 2019
Three pioneers of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery discuss why its principles can and should apply to every patient admitted for surgical treatment.
January 10, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Douglas Wood of the University of Washington in Seattle moderates a debate on the criteria that should be used to select which patients should undergo lung cancer screening.
September 26, 2018
Using the National Cancer Database, the effect of the timing of computed tomography (CT) surveillance after resection of non-small cell lung cancer on survival was investigated.  Survival was similar for patients undergoing CTs every three months or every six months compared to those undergoing annual surveillance CTs.  More frequent imaging also had
September 16, 2018
The highly respected Cochrane Collaboration is in crisis today at its 25th annual meeting in Edinburgh as one board member is expelled and six more resign. There are more links below but it seems to have been over a dispute regarding the independence of authors and members with regards to links to industry and pharmaceutical companies.
May 19, 2018
Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical.  This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.

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