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VATS

March 17, 2018
This video demonstrates an anatomic variation encountered during a uniportal VATS right lower lobectomy - the absence of right segment arterial branch six.
January 31, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting, Joel Dunning, Moishe Liberman, and Eric Goudie discuss the division of pulmonary arteries using an energy device.
January 15, 2018
This video demonstrates the key steps of a right upper microlobectomy. The authors have performed microlobectomy for the last three years and the results of their experience were published in 2017.
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 5, 2018
Bjerregaard and colleagues evaluated methylprednisolone as an analgesic strategy following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in a randomized controlled trial with 96 patients. Patients received either methylprednisolone or placebo prior to their VATS lobectomy.
December 23, 2017
Minimally invasive plication of the diaphragm is a life changing procedure for patients affeted by diaphragm paralysis. The three-port procedure was conceived in Middlesbrough and it is now spreading around UK and beyond.
December 8, 2017
Patient Care US states that implemented policies for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease have seen reductions in infant cardiac deaths compared to states that didn’t implement screening.
December 7, 2017
Herbert Decaluwé of University Hospital Leuven in Belgium discusses complications during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
December 5, 2017
LoMauro and colleagues measured tidal volume and ribcage expansion during rest and exercise to evaluate functional recovery after minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) preserved these kinematic measures better than posterolateral thoracotomy, and the advantage was observed over two postoperative months.
November 27, 2017
This video demonstrates a right lower sublobar resection for an intralobar pulmonary sequestration that had an 8 mm systemic feeding vessel arising from the descending thoracic aorta.

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