The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic technique for diaphragmatic plication due to phrenic nerve paralysis.
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March 15, 2006
By A. Sampath Kumar, MD
February 16, 2006
February 14, 2006
December 13, 2005
I am pleased to provide my reflections on what is now forty years of practicing cardiothoracic surgery.
December 6, 2005
At the dawn of your medical career and the twilight of mine, I feel obliged to reflect upon the unusual privileges that society accords to our very special profession.
November 28, 2005
November 28, 2005
Aortic translocation for the treatment of patients with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis appears to be an operation whose time has come. This operation was first reported by Hisashi Nikaidoh nearly 20 years ago, in 1984.
July 25, 2005
I stood about six feet from the radiant warming bed, behind the nurses and residents who were crowded around, each playing a role in the drama reenacted from time to time in this intensive care unit. They were resuscitating a neonate in cardiopulmonary arrest.
July 15, 2005
Live telecasts of surgery are on a dramatic rise. We are spammed daily with invitations to peer over the shoulders of master technicians, to learn nuances of operative technique and, in some, to even ask questions during the procedure.
July 8, 2005
Thoracic Surgery is changing rapidly and will not be what it once was ever again, but it remains a vibrant field with many challenges and one where the ability to change lives and hold a position of respect within ones community and peers has never been greater.