Diwan and colleagues retrospectively compared daytime to nighttime extubation for patients after cardiac surgery, considering outcomes for patients who were extubated early and patients who had longer intubation times.
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September 13, 2018
Exciting debate on the EOLIA trial! https://www.ctsnet.org/jans/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-severe-a...
June 28, 2018
Chan and colleagues describe a stepwise approach to reducing the time to extubation after cardiac surgery, driven primarily by bedside providers as opposed to a conventional physician-directed approach.
May 24, 2018
A severe blow to the concept of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome in the form of a well-executed randomized controlled trial.
Discussion of "Intraoperative Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and the Possibility of Postoperative Prolongation Improve Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation"
May 3, 2018
A stimulating discussion of the Vienna paper that advances elective ECMO support for bilateral pulmonary transplantation.
March 27, 2018
A brief readable editorial on a retrospective analysis of the costs of coronary artery bypass grafting in Virginia, USA, which suggests the value of enhanced recovery in coronopathy.
February 17, 2018
A balanced comment on the occasion of the latest retrospective nonrandomised Coselli report on redo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs).
July 28, 2017
Patient Care The first total aortic replacement in Malaysia was performed for a patient with a thoracoabdominal aneurysm at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.
Effect of Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training on Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradients After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
July 12, 2017
Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with the Powerbreathe device was assessed with regard to whether A-a gradients and inspiratory muscle power would be improved after CABG. A group of 40 male patients were randomized to receiving (20) or not receiving (20) preop IMT.
March 4, 2016
The optimal timing of tracheotomy in critically ill patients remains a topic of debate. The Authors performed a systematic review to clarify the potential benefits of early versus late tracheotomy. Three categories of timing of tracheotomy (within 4 versus after 10 days, within 4 versus after 5 days, within 10 versus after 10 days) were analyzed.