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Month: January 2013

A Look at Suicide Among Physicians

Mental illness appears to be an important comorbidity for physicians who complete a suicide, according to findings from a data review. After assessing postmortem toxicology data, researchers observed low rates of medication...

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STS 2013: Identifying Small, High-Risk Lung Tumors

The Particulars: Currently, there is no reliable method for identifying pathologically staged, node-negative non-squamous non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) smaller than 2 cm (T1a). As adoption of low-dose CT screening rapidly...

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STS 2013: CABG Bests PCI in Long-Term Outcomes

The Particulars: Optimal treatment approaches vary in the treatment of stable, multivessel coronary artery disease. Evolving technology, variable study designs, and differing interpretations of results are factors to this...

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STS 2013: Lung Transplants From Heavy Smokers

The Particulars: The general consensus among experts is that lung transplantation using donor organs from those who smoked heavily may worsen prognosis. However, a shortage of donors has sparked efforts to expand the donor pool,...

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