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Minimum volume standards for thoracic surgical procedures have been advocated to improve outcomes. However, such standards are controversial within the thoracic surgery literature, and the methodology to determine cut points between high- and low-volume hospitals has been criticized. Furthermore, while multiple studies have examined hospital volume and its relationship with outcomes, there have been very few attempts to study this issue from the perspective of the individual thoracic surgeon. The aim of this study was to determine if surgeon volume is associated with differences in outcomes using a large state-wide database.
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In thoracic surgery clinics, patients are encouraged to walk; however, to our knowledge, there is no data regarding the minimum step count necessary to protect them from complications. In our study...
Patient complications occur in all areas of surgery, and managing them is an important part of surgical practice. Several investigations have examined whether surgeon health affects patient outcomes; ...
Orthopaedic surgery can be a physically demanding occupation with high rates of fatigue and burnout. Fatigue has been shown to affect surgeon performance with higher rates of errors in fatigued surgeo...
Surgeon specific outcome data are now published for most surgical specialties in the UK. There are concerns that this initiative has had a negative impact on training. The primary objective of this st...
With the emergence of new concepts and new technologies, the mode of diagnosis and treatment of thoracic surgery in China has changed greatly. Under this background, Chinese thoracic surgery ushered i...
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The overall project aim is to study risk and outcomes following thoracic surgery by cross-linking high-quality national Swedish health-data registers for population-based investigations of...
Comparison of the Clinical Efficacy of 2 Paravertebral Block Strategies in Thoracic Surgery by Thoracotomy: by the Anesthetist (Paravertebral Block Guided by Ultrasound) and by the Thoracic Surgeon (Paravertebral Block Visual)
Post-thoracotomy pain is one of the most severe. The local analgesia allows its effective control and a reduction of postoperative morbidity and mortality. The gold standard for local ana...
A questionaire specifically developed using in depth interviews with patients that has undergone surgery has been developed. This questionaire will be used for longterm follow in patients ...
In this study we are going to compare the effectiveness of robot assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in case of lung cancer. The perioperative cir...
A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...