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Vascular

May 14, 2018
Thomas and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of patient information from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to identify risk factors for postdischarge venous thromboembolism (VTE) following lung resection.
March 27, 2018
A succinct balanced editorial advancing, amongst other things, the position for initial nonintervention for submassive pulmonary embolism.
March 19, 2018
Kepez and colleagues retrospectively evaluated the incidence of coronary artery-pulmonary artery collaterals in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
February 18, 2018
An interesting article describing the interface between medical 3D printing and art.  It briefly outlines current and future applications, and it also describes constraints to the use of this technology.
February 2, 2018
This review included 55 publications covering 141 cohort studies.  The authors found that the relative risk of stroke associated with smoking just one cigarette a day was 1.25 to 1.31, and for coronary artery disease it was 1.48 to 1.57.  There is no safe level of smoking.
November 27, 2017
Newspaper and prime time TV advertisements are beginning in the US today that detail the medical toll that smoking exacts on its victims.  The ads are paid for by big tobacco based on a court order from 2006 that has finally survived the appeal process.  A spokesperson for one of the companies stated that they hope to "develop less risky tobacco prod
August 17, 2017
In this study of low volume surgeons (defined as performing fewer than 1 index operation annually) the authors studied outcomes in New York state for open AAA repair (OAR) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA).   About 50% of surgeons performing these operations were low volume surgeons.  Low volume surgeons had higher rates of operative mortality for OAR
August 1, 2017
This video demonstrates a left carotid to subclavian artery bypass.
June 27, 2017
Mehaffey and colleagues evaluated major adverse events in 118 cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) patients who had received methylene blue (MB) within 72 hours of CPB.

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