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Chest Trauma: Current Recommendations for Rib Fractures, Pneumothorax, and Other Injuries

26 May, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Chest Trauma: Current Recommendations for Rib Fractures, Pneumothorax, and Other Injuries – Current Anesthesiology Reports

 


Consensus Document: Surgery During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

15 May, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Surgery during the COVID‐19 pandemic: operating room suggestions from an international Delphi process – British Journal of Surgery

 


Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 May, 2020 | 22:43h | UTC

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy document from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Related: New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations (report and commentary)

 


Meta-Analysis: Interventions for the Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:22h | UTC

Interventions for the management of malignant pleural effusions: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

 


Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:17h | UTC

Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Related Review: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment (review and guidelines)

 


New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations

15 Apr, 2020 | 03:40h | UTC

Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures: A Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

News Release: Scoring system empowers surgery departments to prioritize medically necessary operations – American College of Surgeons

 


Study: People Leave Hospital After Surgery Sooner if Hospitals Follow ‘Enhanced Recovery Protocols’

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

People leave hospital after surgery sooner if hospitals follow ‘enhanced recovery protocols’ – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Multicomponent hospital-led interventions to reduce hospital stay for older adults following elective surgery: a systematic review – Health Services and Delivery Research (free)

 


Podcast: Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:34h | UTC

#197 Pulmonary Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening with Denitza Blagev MD – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free)

 


Review: Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment

26 Feb, 2020 | 07:03h | UTC

Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Related guidelines: Preoperative evaluation of adult patients before elective, noncardiothoracic surgery – Der Anaesthesist (free) AND 2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery (free) AND 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management (free) AND Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery – NICE Guideline (free) AND Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Management for Patients Who Undergo Noncardiac Surgery (free) AND 3rd Guideline for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (free)

 


Clinical Update – Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines

23 Feb, 2020 | 22:21h | UTC

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery (free) AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization (free) AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free) AND APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (free) AND Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: ALK Inhibitors for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

21 Feb, 2020 | 10:33h | UTC

ALK inhibitors for non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review and network meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

 


Current and Future Applications of Liquid Biopsy in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer from Early to Advanced Stages

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:02h | UTC

Current and future applications of liquid biopsy in nonsmall cell lung cancer from early to advanced stages – European Respiratory Review (free)

 


Guideline: Enhanced Recovery After Lung Surgery

4 Feb, 2020 | 08:00h | UTC

Clinical guidelines on perioperative management strategies for enhanced recovery after lung surgery – Translational Lung Cancer Research (free)

Related: Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) – European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free) AND Enhanced recovery programs in lung cancer surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Cancer Management and Research (free)

See also other Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Guidelines (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial

30 Jan, 2020 | 07:47h | UTC

Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Findings from NELSON trial affirm benefits of CT lung screening – AuntMinnie.com (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Conservative vs. Interventional Treatment for Spontaneous Pneumothorax

30 Jan, 2020 | 07:45h | UTC

Conservative versus Interventional Treatment for Spontaneous Pneumothorax – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: ‘Hands Off approach’ best to treat a collapsed lung – study – Voxy (free) AND Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There (Watching Spontaneous Pneumothoraces) – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


ASCO Guideline: Lung Cancer Surveillance After Definitive Curative-Intent Therapy

23 Jan, 2020 | 02:01h | UTC

Lung Cancer Surveillance After Definitive Curative-Intent Therapy: ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology (free)

 


Update on Management of Pleural Disease

8 Jan, 2020 | 21:52h | UTC

Update on Management of Pleural Disease – Current Pulmonology Reports (free)

Related: Pleural Effusion in Adults—Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment (free guideline and reviews)

 


Systematic Review: Epidemiology and Management of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

6 Jan, 2020 | 23:12h | UTC

Epidemiology and management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review – Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (free for a limited period)

 


Randomized Trial: Effect of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage vs. Talc Slurry via Chest Tube on Pleurodesis Failure Rate Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:21h | UTC

Effect of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage vs Talc Slurry via Chest Tube on Pleurodesis Failure Rate Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


ASH Guideline: Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Hospitalized Patients

5 Dec, 2019 | 11:29h | UTC

American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical hospitalized patients – Blood Advances (free)

Related: European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis – European Journal of Anaesthesiology (comprehensive resource on the subject) AND American Society of Hematology 2018 Guidelines for Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Prophylaxis for Hospitalized and Nonhospitalized Medical Patients (free)

 


Systematic Review: Intra‐pleural Fibrinolytic Therapy for the Treatment of Parapneumonic Effusions and Empyema

31 Oct, 2019 | 08:18h | UTC

Intra‐pleural fibrinolytic therapy versus placebo, or a different fibrinolytic agent, in the treatment of adult parapneumonic effusions and empyema – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Clot-busting drugs for infections of the lining of the lung – Cochrane Library (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Life-Gained–Based vs. Risk-Based Selection of Smokers for Lung Cancer Screening

23 Oct, 2019 | 07:57h | UTC

Life-Gained–Based Versus Risk-Based Selection of Smokers for Lung Cancer Screening – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Lung cancer screening based on gains in life expectancy could maximize benefits – ACP Internist (free) AND Life-gained selection approach could expand benefits of lung cancer screening – Medwire News (free)

 


Cohort Study: Long-term Outcomes of Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion

14 Oct, 2019 | 07:57h | UTC

Long-term Outcomes of Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Expanding the Lung Donor Pool and Improving Outcomes: Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (free for a limited period)

Source: Grupo UTIclínica – HCFMUSP

 


Review: Ultrasonography of the Lung

10 Oct, 2019 | 09:07h | UTC

Ultrasonography of the Lung – Rofo (free)

Related: Thoracic Ultrasonography: A Narrative Review (free reviews on the subject)

 


Imaging of Precision Therapy for Lung Cancer: Current State of the Art

8 Oct, 2019 | 09:37h | UTC

Imaging of Precision Therapy for Lung Cancer: Current State of the Art – Radiology (free)