Journal watch 22nd April


Welcome to the 5th edition of Cardiothoracics journal watch

Key publications in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, cardiothoracic critical care, acute cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiothoracic surgery from the last 7 days



Articles of the week (free full text)

Anticoagulant and side-effects of protamine in cardiac surgery (BJA)

Intraoperative ECMO in lung transplantation (JTCVS)



Anaesthesia journals


Cerebrospinal-fluid drain-related complications in patients undergoing open and endovascular repairs of thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aortic pathologies: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Anticoagulant and side-effects of protamine in cardiac surgery: a narrative review

Use of prothrombin complex concentrate for management of coagulopathy after cardiac surgery: a propensity score matched comparison to plasma



The association between borderline pre‐operative anaemia in women and outcomes after cardiac surgery: a cohort study


A and A

Unexpected Cardiac Computed Tomography Findings in Patients With Postoperative Myocardial Injury

No Significant Association Between the Transfusion of Small Volumes of Leukocyte-Depleted Red Blood Cells and Mortality Over 7 Years of Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis

Low Cardiac Output Syndrome After Adult Cardiac Surgery: Predictive Value of Peak Systolic Global Longitudinal Strain

Reduced Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain Predicts Prolonged Hospitalization: A Cohort Analysis of Patients Having Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

Anesthetic Considerations for Patients Undergoing Bronchial Thermoplasty



Images in Anesthesiology: Spinal Subdural Hematoma after Spinal Drain for Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair



ICM journals


Monitoring the Relationship Between Changes in Cerebral Oxygenation and Electroencephalography Patterns During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Feasibility Study*



General medical journals


ECG Pattern Associated with Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Occlusion

Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest



Cardiology journals

Geographic Variation in the Treatment of U.S. Adult Heart Transplant Candidates


Eur Heart J

The 2018 European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document on the management of supraventricular arrhythmias, endorsed by Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia-Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulación Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia (SOLAECE)



NT-proBNP (N-Terminal pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide)-Guided Therapy in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure



Respiratory journals


Stability of ARDS subphenotypes over time in two randomised controlled trials

Efficacy and safety outcomes of recanalisation procedures in patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism: systematic review and network meta-analysis



Cardiothoracic surgery journals


Pleural mechanics and the pathophysiology of air leaks

Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the possibility of postoperative prolongation improve survival in bilateral lung transplantation



Postoperative analgesia after pulmonary resection with a focus on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Nasal high-flow oxygen therapy improves arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation in non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery





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