Achalasia Recommendations

Authors: Danny French and Anne-Sophie Laliberté Introduction Achalasia is a rare primary motility disorder characterized by insufficient relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and absent peristalsis. It is more common …

Prolonged Airleak After Lobectomy

Prolonged Airleak After Lobectomy Authors: Laura Donahoe, Anne-Sophie Laliberté and Simon Turner SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS Patient factors, type of lung resection and intra-operative findings may predict which patients are at …

Optimizing LOS after Lobectomy

Optimizing Length of Stay after Lobectomy Authors: Najib Safieddine, Sean McFadden   Summary of Recommendations Preop Patient education that includes family members and social supports Council re smoking cessation and …

Tracheostomy in COVID Patients

Authors: Dr. Anne-Sophie Laliberté and Dr. Andrew Seely Collaborators: Dr. Michaeline Mcguinty and Dr. Bill Cameron, ID specialist, The Ottawa Hospital Revision: Dr. Sean McFadden Introduction COVID-19 pandemic has brought …

Management of Empyema

Management of Empyema Basil Nasir Najib Safieddine Background Empyema, or pus in the pleural space, in its various clinical manifestations and stages is a common occurrence that thoracic surgeons are …