Useful series from the Pacific North West, main questions: -Why four patients who had a do-not-resuscitate order on admission were included in the dead and, ultimately, why been admitted in an ITU/ICU setting? -How come no sputum samples from nine fatalities were ever sent for bacterial culture in an ITU/ICU setting?
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March 23, 2020
This case report suggests that recurrent right pleural effusions could be a side effect of hepatic artery infusion pump chemotherapy in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer.
A Fasco in the Making? As the Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Hold, We Are Making Decisions Without Reliable Data
March 20, 2020
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
February 5, 2020
This video demonstrates a robotic approach for bilateral sympathectomy.
December 19, 2019
A medium-size RCT on the growing research question of efficacy of peroral myotomy for achalasia, with a 17% failure to improve symptoms in the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) arm, is discussed in this article.
December 4, 2019
Well-presented Canadian prospective study juxtaposing a combination of Wells scoring and dimers to the imaging gold standard. It was particularly fascinating to read the referenced assertion that:
November 13, 2019
The authors report the case of a 50-year-old woman suffering from lymphoblastic leukemia, developing left upper lobe aspergilloma during aplastic chemotherapy, and presenting partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection of the left upper lobe, who submitted to pulmonary resection.
October 14, 2019
Interesting sizeable series, and a commentary that follows, on what is effectively a thoracic example of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
August 8, 2019
Sridhar Rathinam of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, United Kingdom, discusses surgical approaches for pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors.
May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.