Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical. This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.
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In Global News: Smallest Heart Valve for Infants, a Modified TAVR Valve for TMVR, and Thoracic Outlet Surgery Fashion
March 9, 2018
Patient Care Carter Capps, a pitcher for professional baseball team the San Diego Padres, has made himself a necklace out of the rib surgeons removed during his thoracic outlet surgery.
January 22, 2018
A model analysis of a phase I surgical device trial. The readable editorial discusses the adoption of surgical innovation on the occasion of a harmonic sealing device for pulmonary resections, highlighting the problem of ligating small branches of the pulmonary artery in confined spaces.
December 13, 2017
Filmed at the STS 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, Emily Farkas moderates a discussion on changing the perceptions of women in cardiothoracic surgery.
November 22, 2017
Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough, UK, interviews Betty Tong of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, about her path to cardiothoracic surgery.
September 15, 2017
Dr Peyman Sardari Nia is a Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands, where he specializes in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery.
July 28, 2017
Patient Care The first total aortic replacement in Malaysia was performed for a patient with a thoracoabdominal aneurysm at the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur.
July 27, 2017
Lacroix and colleagues evaluated pulmonary function, pain, and quality of life in patients who underwent robotic thoracic surgery, predominantly for non-small cell lung cancer. The authors observed no difference between preoperative and 7-month postoperative pulmonary function.
June 30, 2017
Thornblade and colleagues report an increase in off-label esophageal stent usage to treat benign esophageal perforation between 2007 and 2014, with a concomitant decrease in surgical repair and no difference in surgical drainage. Despite increased use of stents, no significant changes in short-term outcomes were observed.
January 16, 2017
This video will take a learner through the necessary steps to create a 3D model. The process of image acquisition, DICOM import, segmentation, modeling, creation of the STL file, and actual printing is reviewed.