Less-invasive surgery for lung cancer reduces risk of post-operative bleeding, complications

Related video Next-generation device In a large international clinical study presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Moishe Liberman, a thoracic surgeon and researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), and his team showed that thoracoscopic lobectomy—video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)—combined with pulmonary artery sealing using […]

Compared to sustained inflations for extremely premature infants, standard treatment prevails

Related video Preterm infants must establish regular breathing patterns at delivery. For extremely preterm infants requiring resuscitation at birth, a ventilation strategy involving two sustained inflations, compared with standard intermittent positive pressure ventilation, did not reduce the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death at 36 weeks postmenstrual age. Researchers compared the two methods in […]

Bacterial contamination in household and office building tap water

Related video Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). A new Journal of Applied Microbiology study has examined the presence of these microbes in tap water from residences and office buildings across the United States. The […]