Patient Care and General Interest
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In Global News: Different Opioid Quantities for Different Surgeries, Testing India’s Locally-Made Heart Valve, and VATS Versus Thoracotomy
June 29, 2018
Discussion of "Intraoperative Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and the Possibility of Postoperative Prolongation Improve Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation"
May 3, 2018
A stimulating discussion of the Vienna paper that advances elective ECMO support for bilateral pulmonary transplantation.
April 13, 2018
Patient Care Michael Mack and Alec Vahanian discuss the state and future of transcatheter mitral valve replacement.
March 22, 2018
G. Alexander Patterson from the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, discusses patient selection and indications for lung transplantation.
In Global News: Lowering the Maximum Nicotine in Cigarettes, iPS Cells for Heart Failure, and Anticoagulants and CKD
March 16, 2018
Patient Care Some Syrian refugee children have received surgery for congenital heart defects in Jordan, however many refugees in need of complex medical care are unable to receive such care.
Previous Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Does Not Negatively Affect Survival After Lung Transplantation
March 9, 2018
Inci and colleagues reviewed prospectively collected data from 117 patients with end-stage emphysema undergoing lung transplantation. The authors found that short-term and long-term survival were equivalent in patients who did and did not undergo lung volume reduction surgery prior to their transplantation (107 versus 86 months, p = 0.6).
Pediatric Lung Transplantation and End of Life Care in Cystic Fibrosis: Barriers and Successful Strategies
March 8, 2018
A handy view from the pediatric standpoint on an expanding indication for sequential pulmonary transplanation.
In Global News: FDA Clarithromycin Warning, Health Disparities for Kids With CHD, and the "State of Lung Cancer" Report
March 2, 2018
December 22, 2017
Patient Care The Venezuelan singer known by the nickname “El Puma” is recovering after a double lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
November 17, 2017