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Critical Care

December 5, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Daniel Engelman moderates a discussion with four other Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Society board members about their recently published guidelines.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
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:
December 4, 2019
 Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
November 20, 2019
Sixty-five children who underwent biventricular repair were extubated early (immediately after chest closure in the operating room) or were extubated later on intensive care unit (ICU). The results of these two different strategies were compared.
November 15, 2019
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection investigators analyzed the impact of cerebral malperfusion (CM) on the surgical outcomes of acute type A dissection in 2402 patients. The incidence of CM and neurologic deficit was 15.1% (362/2402).
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the 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.

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