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  1. New '4-D' lung cancer model could quicken discoveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Medical News Today

    ... that mimics the process of tumor progression. Tests of the model are published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (now online). "Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and ...

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  2. Group of Doctors Tells Columbia University to Fire Dr. OzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Health.com

    "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine, as well as baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops," said the letter addressed to Columbia's Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, reports CBS . "Worst of all, he has manifested an egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain."

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  3. Faculty Wants Dr. Oz Not At Columbia AnymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    A group of 10 prominent doctors from around the country is taking aim at Dr. Mehmet Oz , calling on Columbia University to oust the popular TV doctor from its faculty. In a letter addressed to Dr. Lee Goldman, Columbia's Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, they write: "We are surprised and dismayed that Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons would permit Dr. Mehmet Oz to occupy a faculty appointment, let alone a senior administrative position in the Department of Surgery.

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  4. Retired Topeka doctor blasts Dr. Oz for 'scare-mongering'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Capital-Journal

    A retired Topeka physician joined eight other doctors calling on Columbia University to cut ties to TV personality and thoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. Glenn Swogger Jr., a medical doctor who was director of the Will Menninger Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences before he retired, said Oz was a "scare-monger" who spread misinformation about genetically modified foods and other substances that research hasn't shown to be harmful.

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  5. Pulmonx Announces 10,000 Patients Trea ...Read the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | The Financial Mirror

    PulmonxA , a leader in interventional pulmonology, today announced that 10,000 patients have been treated to-date with its ZephyrA Endobronchial Valve . The ZephyrA EBV is a minimally invasive treatment for severe emphysema that has been proven over a decade of clinical experience to significantly improve the lung function, exercise tolerance and quality of life for patients receiving treatment.

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  6. [In Brief] This week's sectionRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Science

    In science news around the world, the World Health Organization calls for the public release of clinical trials data, Brazil approves the first commercial planting of genetically modified eucalyptus trees, a review panel convened by the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission gives Japanese research whaling a thumbs-down, and the death of monkeys at a Harvard University primate research facility prompts an investigation. Also, a thoracic surgeon who famously transplanted artificial tracheae into patients-and then faced misconduct charges-has been cleared in one of two investigations.

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  7. '4-D' Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken DiscoveriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Surgical Products

    ... that mimics the process of tumor progression. Tests of the model are published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (now online). "Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and ...

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  8. Houston Methodist researchers discover new, ex vivo lung cancer model to study tumor progressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Medical News

    ... that mimics the process of tumor progression. Tests of the model are published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (now online). "Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and ...

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  9. Industry Notes: Dr. Albert Starr, nurse practitioner Meg Portwood win prestigious awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | OregonLive.com

    ... in the treatment of shock and "blue baby" syndrome. That same year, he began his residency in general and thoracic surgery at Columbia Bellevue and Presbyterian Hospitals, but was drafted for surgical service during the Korean War, including service ...

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  10. The peacock tail technique: a modified reconstruction technique for...Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | CiteULike

    To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. The "peacock tail" technique is a modification of the cone reconstruction technique for Ebstein's malformation and failing right ventricle and is performed simultaneously with a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt.

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  11. New "4-D" Lung Cancer Model Could Quicken DiscoveriesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Newswise

    ... that mimics the process of tumor progression. Tests of the model are published this month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (now online). "Our model truly captures the phenomenon of cancer metastasis," said Houston Methodist thoracic surgeon and ...

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  12. Congress Passes Repeal of Flawed Sustainable Growth Rate FormulaRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Newswise

    Chicago - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons applauds Congress for taking an important step in reforming the Medicare program by voting to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 , which repeals the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare physician payments. "This significant piece of legislation supports the cardiothoracic surgery community and, more importantly, helps preserve access to care for our elderly patients," said STS President Mark S. Allen, MD.

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  13. Documentary film tells story of Prairie Village physician who built...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Prairie Village Post

    Dr. Jeffrey Piehler made an impression on many people during his life, from his days in medical practice to his days of facing his own mortality. That circle will widen when a new documentary film about Piehler, the late Prairie Village thoracic surgeon who built his own coffin, is shown Saturday evening during the Kansas City Film Festival.

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  14. Artificial trachea pioneer cleared in first of two misconduct casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Science

    A thoracic surgeon who attracted widespread attention for transplanting artificial tracheae into patients -and then faced scientific misconduct charges-has been found not guilty in the first of two investigations into his work. The decision, announced today, was made on 7 April by the Karolinska Institute's vice-chancellor, Anders Hamsten, on the basis of an internal investigation by the institute's ethics council.

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  15. White Plains Hospital Appointed Lung Cancer Screening CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Mt Kisco Daily Voice

    The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the greatest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive designation, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, and must undergo a rigorous assessment of the facility's lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure.

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  16. Advocate Children's Hospital Receives Top Quality AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Patch.com

    The hospital's cardiovascular surgery program ranks among the top 5 percent of programs in the United States and Canada. Advocate Children's Heart Institute has earned the highest rating - three stars - from the Chicago-based Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the quality of the hospital's pediatric cardiovascular surgery program.

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  17. New guidance on use of heart pumps released by leading cardiovascular societiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Science Daily

    Greater availability of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for treatment of heart failure is helping expand treatment options for a rapidly growing number of acutely and chronically ill cardiac patients who could benefit from the devices, experts say. Greater availability of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for treatment of heart failure is helping expand treatment options for a rapidly growing number of acutely and chronically ill cardiac patients who could benefit from the devices.

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  18. Leading cardiovascular societies release new guidance on use of heart pumpsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | Medical News Today

    Greater availability of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for treatment of heart failure is helping expand treatment options for a rapidly growing number of acutely and chronically ill cardiac patients who could benefit from the devices. An expert consensus statement released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions , American College of Cardiology , Heart Failure Society of America and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons provides new guidance to help physicians match the right device with the right patient.

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  19. Conquer Mobile Announces Release of PeriopSim, a New Medical...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | PRWeb

    ... One, Teach One' is no longer desirable or applicable in surgical training," stated Dr. James Bond, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health. "One of the biggest advantages of something like PeriopSim is the ability to ...

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  20. 9 Things You Should Know About Open Heart SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | News Max

    Open heart surgery is a scary but often necessary procedure, and being as prepared as possible before the surgery occurs can help alleviate some of the anxiety associated with such a major procedure. According to WebMD , the number of open heart surgeries performed since 2008 has actually decreased as many less invasive procedures have arisen that offer less trauma for the patient than actually cutting open his or her chest.

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