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Markov models in cardiac surgery
  • Marco Moscarelli,
  • Giuseppe Nasso,
  • Giuseppe Speziale
Marco Moscarelli
GVM Care and Research
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Giuseppe Nasso
GVM Care & Research
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Giuseppe Speziale
GVM Care and Research
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Abstract

Spinal cord ischemia remains a dreadful complication after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The role of cerebrospinal fluid drain in such patients needs further clarifications. Tam and colleagues carried out an interesting decision analysis study that supports the routine use of the cerebrospinal fluid drain after thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. They also demonstrated that the use of the cerebrospinal drain was safe. Here, we firstly discuss the paper's finding and methodology and, secondly, we try to simply explain what a decision analysis study is and, broadly, and how to construct a Markov model.

Peer review status:Published

14 Oct 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
15 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
15 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Oct 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Nov 2020Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.15158