The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.
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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing...
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The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery.
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Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) was named Legislator of the Year by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for his commitment to promoting health care and advancing legislation and policies that impact cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.
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The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in an effort to expand the donor pool and save more lives.
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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced its “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll for 2019.
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Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery.
29-Apr-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach.
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18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT
STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews
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