This editor hastes to submit to JANS this manuscript on the 5 year follow -up of the ART trial. It is guaranteed to be widely cited, probably hotly debated and certainly a disappointment to many of us!
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September 14, 2016
This video shows a unique case of concurrent pectus excavatum repair and ascending aortic root replacement.
Does a Multimodal No-Compression Suture Technique of the Intercostal Space Reduce Chronic Postthoracotomy Pain? A Prospective Randomized Study
August 29, 2016
The authors investigated an intercostal nerve protection technique compared to standard surgical management of the intercostal space during thoracotomy in a randomized trial. The nerve protection technique resulted in significantly less pain at 1 day, 1 month and 6 months. At 1 month and 6 months both spirometry and 6 min walk distance were signifi
The internal mammary artery perforator flap and its subtypes in the reconstruction of median sternotomy wounds
August 8, 2016
A bona fide new technique applied in a handful of low-risk deep sternal wound infections. It will be interesting to see the follow-up and perhaps some cardiothoracic surgical input to the efforts of the esteemed plastic surgical colleague who is the sole author.
August 3, 2016
Gaetano Rocco of the National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy, provides an overview of the surgical techniques and materials used for reconstruction after chest wall resection.
August 2, 2016
This video highlights the general approach to both complete and partial sternal cleft repair in pediatric patients.
Computer-Assisted Surgery: Intraoperative Navigation for Resection and Reconstruction of a Large Chest Wall Tumor
July 7, 2016
Computer-assisted surgery and intraoperative navigation are novel tools used to enhance patient treatment and surgical safety.
April 8, 2016
This video provides an introduction to an online course designed to accelerate surgical skill acquisition prior to on-site surgical simulation workshops in developing countries.
February 10, 2016
NHS England is evaluating a series of operations in the UK. One of the procedures it is looking at is Pectus Excavatum surgery.
January 4, 2016
This retrospective single-center study evaluated outcomes of patients treated for flail chest using open reduction and fixation (ORIF) or non-operative management (NOM). The 41 ORIF and 45 NOM patients were similar in demographics and injury severity. Hospital and ICU LOS were longer in the ORIF group. The ORIF group also trended towards longer ti