In which medicine slowly steals all procedures from the surgeons: TAVR vs SAVR for intermediate surgical risk patients.

Cardiologists are an inventive bunch — smart money says that they’ll be able to transplant an entire heart via an intravascular approach by 2020, and the more aggressive centers will do lungs at the same time via a radial approach. You laugh, but think about the first time you heard about transcatheter aortic-valve replacement. Avoiding […]

In which oxygen is necessary, but not sufficient for life: A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen for COPD with Moderate Desaturation

Oxygen: You’re probably using it. But is it helping you? Ok, yes, fine, but: Who would be better off with more? The Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial Research Group, whose expertise in descriptive naming is surpassed only by their hunger for oxygen-related knowledge, set out to more exactly answer that question in A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen […]