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October 14, 2019
The authors present the first case of a solitary pulmonary nodule that was diagnosed and staged with robotic bronchoscopy and resected via robotic lobectomy by the same team.
September 19, 2019
Using coworker reports of unprofessional behavior as a metric, surgeons' complication rates were assessed.  Compared to surgeons with no reports, the complication rate for surgeons with 1-3 reports was increased 14.3%, and that for surgeons with 4 or more reports was increased 11.9%.
September 13, 2019
This video highlights the treatment of patients with rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda, where the disease is prevalent, but there are no cardiac surgeons in the country.
September 12, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Mara Antonoff of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, moderates a discussion on dedicated research time for residents interested in cardiothoracic surgery.
September 11, 2019
This video demonstrates a ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement.
September 7, 2019
Posting of a still-relevant TED video regarding the high number of suicides among physicians, a world-wide problem that relates  in part to training and working conditions.  
August 26, 2019
Using data from more than 3.3 million patients in the NCDR CathPCI Registry, researchers used machine learning to develop an algorithm that predicts post-PCI major bleeding with a C-statistic of 0.82.  
August 19, 2019
In a QI study of nearly 5,400 operations, 188 adverse events were recorded.  Of these, over 56% were associated with human error.  Of all human performance deficiencies, cognitive error accounted for over half.
August 17, 2019
JTCVS just published a call for proposals of joining the Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance (CSIA) as pilot sites. CSIA is jointly overseen by the AATS, EACTS, STS, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the World Heart Federation.
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.

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