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Name: The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Cognitive Engineering is focused on how humans can cope and master the complexity of processes and technological environments. In cardiothoracic surgery, the goal is to support safe and effective huma...
Fifty-eight percent of women in science, engineering, and medicine report being affected by sexual harassment. We sought to determine the extent of SH in cardiothoracic surgery.
Cardiothoracic procedures are often life-saving operations, and because of their complexity are not without complications. Though major complications are often recognized and treated immediately, ther...
Independent peer review of mortality cases has potential to identify issues in cardiothoracic surgical patients. The Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) aims to improve sur...
The internet is a valuable resource for residency and fellowship applicants when deciding where to apply or interview, yet program websites have shown critical deficiencies in accessibility and conten...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the performance of HEMOBLAST™ compared to FLOSEAL in cardiothoracic operations.
A prospective randomized open-label study that will evaluate the effectiveness of the pliable and absorbable bone hemostats (BoneSeal®) on the reduction of bleeding from the sternal bone ...
Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a source of much morbidity and mortality. Rates of PPCs exceed 30% in patients with multiple risk factors. Several studies have demonstrate...
Postoperative pain after cardiothoracic surgery can be a significant problem interfering with recovery, yet difficult to manage due to the sedating effects of opiates. These patients frequ...
The thymus is known to be the site of T cell development in humans. Due to its location in the chest in front of the heart, incidental thymecomy is commonly performed during cardiothoraci...
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
An approach, process, or methodology which emphasizes credible evidence and the best available scientific knowledge, judiciously integrated to achieve the best possible outcomes in structural design. For example, the design of a new OUTPATIENT CLINIC might incorporate a review of published research on outpatient clinic design, decisions on similar past projects, along with interviews with staff and consumers.
A concept, developed in 1983 under the aegis of and supported by the National Library of Medicine under the name of Integrated Academic Information Management Systems, to provide professionals in academic health sciences centers and health sciences institutions with convenient access to an integrated and comprehensive network of knowledge. It addresses a wide cross-section of users from administrators and faculty to students and clinicians and has applications to planning, clinical and managerial decision-making, teaching, and research. It provides access to various types of clinical, management, educational, etc., databases, as well as to research and bibliographic databases. In August 1992 the name was changed from Integrated Academic Information Management Systems to Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems to reflect use beyond the academic milieu.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.
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...