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Thoracic

June 10, 2020
The authors describe their approach to the side-by-side modified bedside percutaneous tracheostomy during the COVID-19 pandemic at a tertiary care, community-based teaching hospital with special attention to preparation, patient selection, procedural technique, personal protective equipment (PPE), and minimization of participating personnel.
May 29, 2020
Leanne Harling moderates a discussion about applying precautions during aerosolizing procedures and the commonality between ENT and thoracic surgery.
May 29, 2020
Jessica Luc, Shanda Blackmon, Mahesh Ramchandani, and Nahush Mokadam discuss the topic of telemedicine for the cardiothoracic surgeon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
May 29, 2020
Brian Mitzman interviews CTSNet President Douglas E. Wood about the options for oncologic thoracic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 6, 2020
This article describes recommendations from the North American leadership in regards to the safe reintroduction of cardiovascular services during the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, ethical considerations, the importance of collaboration amongst public health officials and cardiovascular specialties, and protection of healthcare work
April 28, 2020
This is a video of a patient with a thymoma and myasthenia gravis who also has a left SVC.
April 17, 2020
This is a video of the Robicsek procedure that Francis Robicsek created to close a dehiscence of the sternum.
April 16, 2020
A prepublication manuscript describing a balanced system for multidimensional decision making about timing of surgery in the COVID era.
April 14, 2020
Guidance document for the triage of operations for thoracic malignancies produced by the Thoracic Outcomes Research Network. Their recommendations emphasize the importance of shared decision making, transparency and adherence to ethical principals. 
April 10, 2020
Leanne Harling moderates a discussion about applying precautions during aerosolizing procedures and the commonality between ENT and thoracic surgery.

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