GENERAL THORACIC SURGERY: Evaluation Of Esophageal Anastomotic Integrity With Serial Pleural Amylase Levels is organized by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and will be held during Jan 01, 2018 - Jan 01, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is consists of thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric cardiac surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and radiologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Course Description :
Each STS CME activity in The Annals consists of a self-study test on an original article from one of the journal's major subject categories (Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology), a statement of the learning objectives and an evaluation of the activity.
• state the number of esophageal cancer cases per year.
• arrange an alternative method to assess the integrity of the esophagogastric anastomosis.
• explain from what drain the amylase levels should be drawn to assess the anastomotic integrity.
• identify when the pleural amylase levels were drawn.
• outline when the peak pleural amylase is seen when there is a leak.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.