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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3

Unique Journal of A New World Society

Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date of Web Publication15-Nov-2016

Correspondence Address:
Demetrios Demetriades
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2542-6281.194038

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How to cite this article:
Demetriades D. Unique Journal of A New World Society. J Cardiothorac Trauma 2016;1:3

How to cite this URL:
Demetriades D. Unique Journal of A New World Society. J Cardiothorac Trauma [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Jun 1];1:3. Available from: https://www.jctt.org/text.asp?2016/1/1/3/194038

Chest trauma accounts for about 25% of all trauma deaths. About 20% of blunt trauma and 40% of penetrating trauma hospital admissions have major chest injuries, often requiring emergency operative interventions, mechanical ventilation support, massive transfusions, and prolonged intensive care unit and hospital stay.

The World Society for Cardiothoracic Trauma and the open access Journal of Cardiothoracic Trauma aspire to focus on the education and research on this highly specialized topic. The journal will provide state-of-the-art education on all aspects of chest trauma, from flail chests to cardiovascular injuries. It will be a reliable and fast portal for accessing the latest advances in the screening, diagnosis, and definitive treatment of specific cardiothoracic trauma and share some interesting or challenging cases with cardiothoracic trauma.

There are still many unanswered or controversial issues in chest trauma! To mention a few: optimal pain management and indications and timing for operative management of the flail chest; indications and timing for emergency thoracotomy in chest trauma; screening, diagnosis, and observation period in blunt cardiac trauma; diagnostic approach to suspected penetrating cardiac trauma; role and indications for resuscitative emergency room thoracotomy; evaluation and management of transmediastinal penetrating injuries; ventilation strategies in severe lung injuries; role of autotransfusion in chest bleeding; selecting the optimal type of lung resections in trauma; timing and method of management of residual hemothorax; role and duration of prophylactic antibiotics, following thoracostomy tube insertion; management of posttraumatic empyema or persistent air leaks; timing and method of definitive care of blunt thoracic aortic injuries; evaluation of suspected diaphragm injuries; role of minimally invasive surgery in chest trauma; management of tracheal or esophageal injuries.

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