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Rib stabilization: lessons learned
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This study focuses on operative rib stabilization in patients with rib fractures and flail chest and examines the rationale, indications, timing, technique, and postoperative care of this operation.
Consensus statement: Surgical stabilization of rib fractures rib fracture colloquium clinical practice guidelines.
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Consensus Statement: Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures Rib Fracture Colloquium Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Critical Role for Telomerase in the Mechanism of Flow-Mediated Dilation in the Human Microcirculation
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This research presents a novel probabilistic approach that allows us to assess the importance of knowing the carrier and removal status of canine coronavirus as a source of infection for other animals.
Improving Lung Function in Severe Heterogenous Emphysema with the Spiration Valve System (EMPROVE). A Multicenter, Open-Label Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
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In patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema, the SVS shows significant improvement in multiple efficacy outcomes, with an acceptable safety profile, in this multicenter, open-label, randomized, controlled trial.
Impact of a six-year integrated thoracic surgery training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Institution of a 6-year integrated thoracic surgery training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin led to a significant increase in number of applications and the 6- year applicants appeared to be more academically accomplished than previous applicants to the traditional 2-year program.
First nationwide survey of US integrated 6-year cardiothoracic surgical residency program directors.
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The first nationwide survey assessing I-6 program directors' impressions of this new format believed that their graduates will be better trained, be better prepared for new technological advances, and have superior comprehension of cardiothoracic disease processes.
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.
Physical examination plus chest radiography in penetrating periclavicular trauma: the appropriate trigger for angiography.
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In patients with periclavicular penetrating trauma, a normal physical examination and chest radiographic excludes vascular injury, and proximity alone does not warrant angiography, although the test may be useful for therapeutic interventions or to plan operative approaches.
Pulmonary tractotomy versus lung resection: viable options in penetrating lung injury.
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Lung resection for penetrating injuries can be done safely with morbidity and mortality rates lower than previously reported, and patient outcome is related to severity of injury rather than type of resection.
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