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  1. Groups urge Medicare to cover LDCT screening for adults at high risk for lung cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Medical News

    More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer. In a new joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , the coalition, now including the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, outlined conditions under which Medicare should cover the exams; verified quality control measures to ensure safe, equitable care; and asked Medicare to support existing data registries and screening infrastructure.

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  2. Jolt Sensor Allows for Real-Time Sports Head Impact AssessmentRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Medgadget

    The mobile app presents the results of the cognitive test in simple terms that can be understood by someone without medical training. After the cognitive test, an athlete with signs of a concussion will be advised not to return to the game and will need the attention of a doctor.

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  3. Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening CoverageRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Newswise

    More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer. In a new joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , the coalition, now including the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, outlined conditions under which Medicare should cover the exams; verified quality control measures to ensure safe, equitable care; and asked Medicare to support existing data registries and screening infrastructure.

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  4. Christopher Kwon, M.D., Named Division Head of Cardiac Surgery at the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Newswise

    ... his general surgery residency at University of Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western; and finished his thoracic surgery fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University. He comes to LifeBridge Health after serving as chief of staff and director ...

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  5. Carley Allison: Clear-cell sarcoma in tracheaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | CNN

    In February 2013 Carley Allison was diagnosed with an extremely rare clear-cell sarcoma in her trachea. World renown thoracic surgeon Dr. Patrick Guillane removed the cancerous tumor and a 5cm tract of Carley's trachea.

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  6. State-of-the-art facilities at AIMS, DombivliRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | DNA India

    ... satisfied with our services. We have 19 super speciality facilities mainly cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, chest medicine, bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and endoscopic spine surgery as well. We are the only hospital in this part of the ...

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  7. A Full House Rocked with Laughter Thanks to Chris Rock and Will...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Canada NewsWire

    ... of the year." ; and Singer/Songwriter Joseph Neale, a survivor of lung cancer thanks to life-saving thoracic surgery at TEGH, who also performed at the event. Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is setting a new standard in patient-centred care. ...

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  8. To reduce health costs, everyone needs to be on the same pageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | Kevin, M.D.

    ... a daily and traditional routine in academic medicine. I'm sure Hippocrates did morning rounds. Our general thoracic surgery morning rounds consist of the surgical attending, resident and/or fellow, medical student, physician assistant, ...

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  9. Media Advisory - Chris Rock to Hit Toronto's Funny Bone at...Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | Sys-Con Media

    ... provides superb clinical treatment and is gaining acclaim in areas such the Centre of Excellence in Thoracic Surgery, the Robotic Technology and Teaching Program, and Child & Adolescent Mental Health. About the TEGH Capital Redevelopment Campaign: ...

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  10. Researchers use infrared imaging to detect lung tumorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... prior knowledge of their location or existence. Their complete findings are available in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Lung cancer is one of the deadliest of cancers, with more than 250,000 newly diagnosed cases in the United States each year. ...

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  11. Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehab Program at Memorial Hermann Southwest...Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Fort Bend Star

    Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation . The hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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  12. Research: Skin cells from pediatric patients can be used in tissue-engineered pulmonary valvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Medical News

    Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve. A proof of concept study published in the September 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery provides more detail on this scientific development.

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  13. Skin Cells Can Be Engineered Into Pulmonary Valves for Pediatric PatientsRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Hispanic Business

    A proof of concept study published in the issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery provides more detail on this scientific development. Key points Cells from a skin biopsy can be used in a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve.This study is the first step toward demonstrating the feasibility of creating a patient-specific pulmonary valve that contains live cells from the patient.A patient-specific pulmonary valve can grow with the patient, reducing the need for future replacements and, thus, improving the patient's quality of life.

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  14. Cross-Division Surgical Group Conducts Quarterly Review as Supplement ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | AHRQ Innovations Exchange

    ... general surgery. General surgery, in turn, is composed of nine divisions: burns/trauma, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, surgical oncology, renal and liver transplantation, ...

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  15. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Release: Skin Cells Can Be...Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | BioSpace

    New valves may grow with patients and may have lower rejection rates Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient's skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve. A proof of concept study published in the September 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery provides more detail on this scientific development.

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  16. New guidelines issued for managing peri- and postoperative atrial fibrillationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Medical News Today

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. The guidelines are published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery .

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  17. Guidelines Issued for Managing Perioperative and Postoperative Atrial FibrillationRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | P&T Community

    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has released evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. "These guidelines have the potential to prevent the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in thousands of patients who undergo lung surgery in the United States each year," said David J. Sugarbaker, MD, Director of The Lung Institute and Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and Past President of the AATS.

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  18. Hardwiring AHA guidelines into order system reduced telemetry ordersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... To practice evidence-based care, we need a randomized trial of telemetry." The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial ...

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  19. Healthy lifestyle choices may dramatically reduce risk of heart attack in menRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... disease (CVD), according to results of a large population follow-up ... The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial ...

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  20. Not Skipping a Beat: Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Again Among Nation's BestRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | San Diego NewsCape

    UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center has been named among "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership. According to Becker's editorial team, the hospitals chosen for this list lead the nation in cardiovascular and thoracic healthcare, have pioneered groundbreaking procedures and have received top recognition for the highest quality of patient care.

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