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Consensus statement: Surgical stabilization of rib fractures rib fracture colloquium clinical practice guidelines.
Please cite this article as: Pieracci Fredric M, Majercik Sarah, Ali-Osman Francis, Ang Darwin, Doben Andrew, Edwards John G, French Bruce, Gasparri Mario, Marasco Silvana, Minshall Christian, SaraniExpand
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Rib stabilization: lessons learned
IntroductionThe management of rib fractures and flail chest has changed considerably over the past century, and recently there has been a renewed interest in operative rib stabilization for theseExpand
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Impact of a six-year integrated thoracic surgery training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
BACKGROUND Thoracic residency program enrollment continues to decline. While job market and decreasing reimbursements are often cited as the main reasons, length of and format of training may also beExpand
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A novel approach to the management of tracheoinnominate artery fistula.
A 75-year-old gentleman with tracheoinnominate fistula is reported. The issues regarding the surgical approach to this problem are reviewed and a creation of an aorto-axillary bypass graft described.
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Physical examination plus chest radiography in penetrating periclavicular trauma: the appropriate trigger for angiography.
BACKGROUND To determine the role of physical examination, chest radiography, and angiography in the management of periclavicular penetrating trauma. METHODS A retrospective review of the last 100Expand
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Pulmonary tractotomy versus lung resection: viable options in penetrating lung injury.
BACKGROUND Emergency lung resection following penetrating chest trauma has been associated with mortality rates as high as 55-100%. Pulmonary tractotomy is advocated as a rapid alternative method ofExpand
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Clearing the cervical spine in victims of blunt assault to the head and neck: what is necessary?
A number of guidelines have been proposed to aid in determining the need for radiologic evaluation of the cervical spine (c-spine) in victims of blunt trauma. Mechanism of injury has not been shownExpand
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In-vivo oesophageal regeneration in a human being by use of a non-biological scaffold and extracellular matrix
BACKGROUND Tissue-engineered extracellular matrix populated with autologous pluripotent cells can result in de-novo organogenesis, but the technique is complex, not widely available, and has not yetExpand
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First nationwide survey of US integrated 6-year cardiothoracic surgical residency program directors.
OBJECTIVE The recently implemented integrated 6-year (I-6) format represents a significant change in cardiothoracic surgical residency training. We report the results of the first nationwide surveyExpand
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