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April 18, 2023
This presentation is about postsurgical pain after cardiac surgery.
April 6, 2023
This single center, open RCT compared patients’ satisfaction with local (LA) or general anesthesia (GA) for video-assisted thoracoscopy. Fifty patients were allocated to GA and 57 to LA. Patient satisfaction did not differ significantly for anesthesiology care, general perioperative care, or recovery after surgery.
January 26, 2023
During the 2023 59th Annual STS Meeting, Professor Marc Gerdisch, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Franciscan Health Heart Center, was kind enough to sit down with CTSNet Associate Editor Jill Ley to share insight into his contribution to the meeting's Contemporary Perioperative Management program.
November 22, 2022
According to a recent phase II NOVA study, using botulinum toxin type A in cardiac surgery patients does not reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation overall, but may have some benefit in certain subgroups. Although postoperative AF affects one to two-thirds of patients after cardiac surgery, there is not a standard treatment for it.
November 11, 2022
This study assessed the use of regional analgesia in the reduction of postoperative opioid use in patients undergoing a sternotomy. Researchers used factors such as amount of opioids used, pain scores, and recovery time to determine if the method was effective.
October 13, 2022
With the aim to compare the pain medicines bupivacaine and liposomal bupivacaine, minimally invasive lobectomy patients were randomly assigned to either medicine and monitored after surgery. Both postoperative pain level and treatment cost were compared.
October 6, 2022
One of the main causes for concern in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is postoperative pain. This study focused on levels of preoperative anxiety, one driver of postoperative pain.
September 4, 2022
This is the most recent data on the early mortality of acute type A aortic dissection within the first forty-eight hours from onset. Prior to this study, there was a lack of contemporary data that characterized the positive effects of timely surgery.
July 18, 2022
This video shows the management of a large tracheal tear (4 cm) postesophagectomy using a partially covered stent. After three months the stent was removed, and the posterior wall of the trachea was completely healed.
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.