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Critical Care

November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for diabetic population; the vast majority of the ctsnet membership.
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm
November 7, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco moderates a discussion on pain management strategies that include reduced or no opioid use.
November 6, 2019
Gudala and associates performed a literature review of 108 patients who sustained left ventricular rupture following mitral valve replacement. The incidence in pooled data was 0.72%. The authors expounded on the mechanisms, classification, repair techniques, and treatment outcomes of this dreadful complication.
October 25, 2019
Persistent opioid use (>90 days postoperatively) in this Medicare database study identified modifiable factors, including prescription size and preoperative prescription refills, among other features, that could be targeted in order to reduce opioid dependency.
October 23, 2019
A federal court in Minnesota has dismissed over 5000 lawsuits against 3M Bair Hugger, disagreeing with assertions by plaintiffs that forced-air warming contributes to surgical site infections (SSI). A fallout between the inventor and the company he founded contributed to the acrimony and disparate recommendations surrounding this therapy.
October 23, 2019
A new multidisciplinary guideline for surgical attire has been issued that replaces controversial 2014 recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
October 22, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail and his co-authors of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on cardiac biochemistry from a clinical perspective.
October 15, 2019
Using gender specific thresholds for abnormalities in cardiac troponin I, the rate of injury among women increased by 42%. This did not translate into improved management of women, who remained about half as likely to undergo revascularization, receive dual antiplatet therapy, or undergo other interventions.  
October 14, 2019
A narrative review offering an intensivists' viewpoint  on specific cardiovascular sequela of double-lumen anaesthesia for pulmonary resections (and by extension, implantation of donor lungs) and other cardiothoracic and vascular operations.

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