Surgeons, Duke and CMS to launch mashup database
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons will team its clinical database and analytics capabilities at the Duke Clinical Research Institute with Medicare claims data from the CMS to create more effective risk models and survival probabilities for various procedures as well as other insights.The new... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on your ... (more)
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Unique Database Collaboration Will Enable Improved Care for Heart and Lung Surgery Patients
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons continues to break new ground in patient safety and quality measurement through a new collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute .
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Histone Deacetylase Inhibition Blunts Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by...
From the Departments of Internal Medicine , Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery , Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases & Centro Estudios Moleculares de la Celula, Facultad Ciencias Quimicas y Farmaceuticas & Facultad Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile ; and the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
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Study questions wisdom of extracting infected teeth before heart surgery
A new study, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery , warns that removing an infected tooth before heart surgery could increase the risk of major complications, including the risk of death prior to surgery.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Donor Lungs From Heavy Smokers Appear Safe for Transplantation
Chicago - Transplanting lungs from donors with a history of heavy smoking does not appear to negatively affect recipient outcomes following surgery, according to a study in the March 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Tooth Extraction Prior to Cardiac Surgery May Increase Risk of Adverse Outcomes
Chicago - Removing an infected tooth prior to cardiac surgery may increase the risk of major adverse outcomes, including risk of death prior to surgery, according to a study in the March 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
CHUM gets groundbreaking machines to help with lung transplants
Dr. Pasquale Ferraro, chief of thoracic surgery at the CHUM, uses a pig's lung to show off a new device that allows blood and oxygen to circulate within a lung after it has been removed from a donor.
Cutting edge surgery streaming to iPads
Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas has done it again. The Spanish thoracic surgeon, who has earned international celebrity for his cutting edge technique, uniportal thoracoscopy is now spearheading one of the largest and most innovative live surgery events in the history of surgery.
Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS, Joins Cancer Treatment Centers of America at ...
Dr. , CEO and president of CTCA at Midwestern. "His extraordinary background and innovative, specialized skill in treating cancer with advanced surgery will help to provide cutting-edge treatment to our patients in their fight against cancer."
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Lung Cancer Survivor, Joseph Neale, Breathes New Life into Music...
Neale, a lung cancer survivor who was treated at TEGH, will celebrate with hospital staff as he debuts his new single "Open Up" in a live performance on and his thoracic surgery team.
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Quality Distinctions Put Valley's Cardiac Surgery Program in the Top 2.3 Percent Nationally
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has once again recognized The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute's cardiac surgery program with a three-star rating its highest designation of quality and clinical excellence.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
US doc behind 'Heimlich manoeuvre' pens memoir
Johannesburg, Feb 18: The American thoracic surgeon, who invented the Heimlich manoeuvre as a way to save people from choking, has penned his memoir.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Star of Mysore
State-of-the-art Cardio-Thoracic Operation Theatre inaugurated at new JSS Hospital
A state-of-the-art Modular Seamless Stainless-steel Operation Theatre, the first-of-its-kind in the State and amongst the first 10 in the country for Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery, was inaugurated at the new JSS Super Specialty Hospital in city by Dr. Vivek Jawali, Eminent Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Chairman, Fortis Hospitals-Karnataka and ... (more)
Thu Feb 13, 2014
What's new in the mid-Hudson Valley business scene for Feb. 13
He was formerly the chief of thoracic surgery at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.