International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2017

  • Balloon Dissection for Extra Pleural Approach in Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair; A Novel Technique

    Basem Saied Abd Elqader, Wagih Mommtaz Ghnnam

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 14-17
    Received: 27 June 2017
    Accepted: 4 July 2017
    Published: 27 July 2017
    Abstract: Objective: The extra-pleural approach for the tracheoesophageal fistula is preferred by most of pediatric surgeons because the possible substantial anastomotic leak will end in a fistula rather than an empyema. The problem with this technique that it is time consuming for pleural separation and liable for pleural tears. We studied a new method for ... Show More
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Eradication Prior to Cardiac Surgery

    Sanjeet Avtaar Singh, Kasra Shaikhrezai, Rajdev Singh Toor, Ahmed Al-Adhami, Sudeep Das De, Renzo Pessotto

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2017
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: 8 June 2017
    Accepted: 11 July 2017
    Published: 16 August 2017
    Abstract: The problem of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has led to routine surveillance and decolonisation strategies. Cardiac surgery unit admissions receive MRSA cultures from nares, skin, throat and wounds/groin, and if positive are isolated followed by eradication treatment. This strategy was retrospectively reviewed. The s... Show More