A prospective evaluation of patients suffering minor thoracic injuries was performed to assess functional impact at 90 days. One-third had at least 1 rib fracture and 12% had a delayed hemothorax. 23% had severe or moderate disabilities at 90 days, which was more common among those with more severe injuries. Outcomes were unrelated to age.
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Functional Impact of a Minor Thoracic Injury: An Investigation of Age, Delayed Hemothorax, and Rib Fracture Effects
November 11, 2015
November 3, 2015
Here is a nice video of an extrapleuralpneumonectomy
November 2, 2015
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic uniportal en bloc resection performed on a 65-year-old female patient.
Surgical Stabilization of Severe Rib Fractures Decreases Incidence of Retained Hemothorax and Empyema
October 1, 2015
This single institution study evaluated patients with traumatic rib fracture treated with rib fixation vs medical management; patients were propensity score matched. RF pts experienced a lower incidence of re-intervention for retained hemothorax, a lower incidence of empyema, and a lower incidence of readmision.
September 8, 2015
This video shows a simple trick for covering a radionecrosis wound with the omentum.
July 7, 2015
This video shows how to use orthopedic screws and bone cement molded in a latex drain for a very strong rib reconstruction. The author believes that the procedure is easy to implement, versatile, and economical.
June 29, 2015
This video shows a minimally invasive repair of a pectus excavatum through a periareolar incision.
En Bloc Resection of Pulmonary Sulcus Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Spine: A Systematic Literature Review and Pooled Data Analysis
June 12, 2015
This meta-analysis of published studies evaluated outcomes of multimodality therapy including resection for superior sulcus NSCLC invading the spine. 134 articles were evaluated, which included 135 patients. 63% had induction therapy, and all underwent en bloc resection. 52% had adjuvant therapy. Survival at 3,5, and 10 years was 57%, 42%, and 27
June 2, 2015
This video shows a uniportal VATS surgery to evacuate a hematoma in a 78-year-old woman.
April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.