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Anesthesia

September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
August 29, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco moderates a discussion on the ERAS multidisciplinary team.
November 9, 2018
Interesting small randomized controlled trial that will definitely be widely discussed.
August 31, 2018
Quite useful case-illustrated debate on a VERY hot topic!
August 9, 2018
This is a further report from the extensive dataset of the STICH Trial. This examines the impact of immediate postoperative events (length of time of intubation) on short- and long-term outcomes. If the time  was >36 hours, there was significant correlation with increased mortality, both 30-day and one-year.
June 27, 2018
A brief, readable, sensibly balanced, and well-referenced editorial on the occasion of the retrospective Austrian paper on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
January 24, 2018
A well executed study on an important problem in cardiac surgery that merits careful reading, as no one-sentence conclusion can be adequately gleaned.
September 29, 2017
Patient Care A Brazilian woman ran a road race in Rio de Janiero, powered by the transplanted heart of a German Olympian that she had received only a year earlier.
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.
June 14, 2017
The authors have examined impedance aggregometry on patients undergoing CABG on DAPT. They examined the impact of cessation on beeding and transfusion and showed a higher level of platelet function led to lower transfusions.

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