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For Patients with Esophageal Cancer, Status of Lymph Nodes After Preoperative Therapy Determines Survival

According to a new study, the status of lymph nodes rather than the status of the primary tumor following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy is the most important factor that determines whether patients with locally...
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Opioids Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

The increase in opioid deaths in the last 20 years led a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues to look at excessive opioids prescribed to treat acute surgical pain following various procedures. Alyssa A. Mazurek...
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Surgery Soon After Clinical Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Reduces Cancer Progression and Improves Likelihood of Cure

Significant upstaging or reclassification to a more advanced stage due to cancer progression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can occur with each successive week from initial clinical staging to surgery, according to data presented at the...
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World’s First Series of Robot-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty Shows Promise for Successful Treatment of Tracheobronchomalacia

Robot-assisted tracheobronchoplasty (R-TBP) can be safely performed, and expands the treatment options for patients with tracheobronchomalacia, a complex, high-risk population, according to a study presented at the American Association for Thoracic...
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AATS 98th Annual Meeting

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Mandatory Public Reporting of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Associated with Better Patient Outcomes

Mandatory public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in Massachusetts was associated with better patient outcomes compared to national findings, according to a recent study. Results of the 13-year Massachusetts experience...
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Humanitarian Cardiac Surgery Outreach Helps Build a Better Health Care System in Rwanda

This year’s AATS Centennial, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, features a presentation from a team of doctors and other medical professionals who have been travelling to Rwanda for the past 10 years as part of a...
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AATS Consensus Statement Helps Manage Treatment of Coronary Anomalies

Researchers are still trying to fully understand anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and its relationship to adverse health outcomes in humans, especially children. Using the most up-to-date literature, as well as the input of...
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The AATS 98th Annual Meeting offers the entire cardiothoracic surgical team exceptional opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills, discuss new perspectives with colleagues from around the world, and interact with elite surgeons from all areas of the specialty. Taking place from April 28 – May 1 in San Diego, attendees will participate in presentations and discussions on the latest advances and research, network with the leaders of today and tomorrow, and conclude the meeting by watching the most respected cardiothoracic surgeons deliver live commentary on videos of their surgical procedures.

April 30 : Invited Guest Lecture: Maximize the Data, Minimize the Fraud: A Plea to Change the Way We Publish, Martin J. Elliott, Great Ormond St. Hospital for Children
April 30: Presidential Address: Gentle Handling, Duke E. Cameron, Massachusetts General Hospital
May 1: Invited Guest Lecture: The Thinking Eye in the OR and Elsewhere, Edward R. Tufte, Yale University

Join us at the Baltimore Convention Center from May 14-18 for the 96th American Association for Thoracic Surgery's Annual Meeting. This robust, high-quality five-day program, chaired by AATS president Joseph S. Coselli, Baylor College of Medicine, is designed with a primary focus on delivering cutting-edge education to improve cardiothoracic surgical practice.

May 16: Basic Science Lecture: Charting Our Future Together: Translating Discovery Science into Health Impact, Gary H. Gibbons, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

May 16: Presidential Address: Competition: Perspiration to Inspiration ("Aut viam inveniam aut faciam"), Joseph S. Coselli, Baylor College of Medicine

May 17: • Honored Guest Lecture: Notre Dame Football – The Building Blocks for Success – Leadership ~ Program Building ~ Player Development, Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Head Football Coach


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