Thoracic Surgery

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at: www.evidence.nhs.uk

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection


(Require Athens Registration)

E-Journals

Staff can access the following Thoracic Surgery full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • · American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery

  • Annals of American Thoracic Society

  • Annals of Thoracic Medicine

  • Chest

  • European Heart Journal

  • Heart

  • Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia

  • Thoracic Surgery Clinics

  • Thorax

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Thoracic Surgery professionals.

British Thoracic Society                          

www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/

The site highlights the guidelines, audit tools and useful clinical information on various conditions.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Network

www.ctsnet.org/

Source of educational and scientific research information for cardiothoracic surgeons.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Videos

www.cts.usc.edu/videos.html

Free videos on various topics are available such as Thoracoscopy, VAT’s, aortic valve replacement and more.

Clinical Key

www.clinicalkey.com/

Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information and images

Cochrane Lung Cancer Group

http://lungcancer.cochrane.org/

Produces systematic reviews of evidence for primary prevention, treatment, and other therapies for lung cancer and intra-thoracic tumours.

KnowledgeShare

www.uhblibrary.co.uk/

A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NICE Guidelines

http://bit.ly/KjBpzG

A complete list of all NICE guidelines- published or in development– available here.

MedlinePlus – Lungs and Breathing

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungsandbreathing.html

Produced by National Library of Medicine, this site is useful to find information on a drug or supplement, view medical videos or illustrations. 

NHS Evidence

www.evidence.nhs.uk      

24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.

Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland                        

http://www.scts.org/

Access to the professionals area requires login

STS Risk Calculator

http://riskcalc.sts.org/STSWebRiskCalc273/

Calculates a patient’s risk of mortality and other morbidities. However this calculator has not been validated with European patient data.

TRAUMA.Org

www.trauma.org/

Database of images, articles, case presentations and includes a section on Thoracic Trauma

WeBSurg

www.websurg.com/

Contains description of operative techniques with video clips of live procedures