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From Thoracic Surgery Triage to Service Reactivation: How to Protect Yourself

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posted on 2020-10-12, 15:14 authored by Hussein Elkhayat

There is currently not enough evidence to decide upon the best practice for thoracic surgery during the pandemic since the situation continues to be highly dynamic on a day-to-day basis. The author presents this short video recorded from a Medtronic thoracic surgery appearing in a webinar during this pandemic to emphasize the points that need to be addressed for service reactivation and how can surgeons can protect themselves during this time.


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The author received an honorarium from Medtronic for sharing this webinar.


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