Work-family guilt as a straightjacket. An interview and diary study on consequences of mothers' work-family guilt
We examined consequences of work-family guilt with an interview study (N = 28) and daily diary study (N = 123). The interview study revealed that as a result of work-family guilt, parents tended to either reappraise the situation (e.g., emphasizing financial importance of work) or compensate for their guilt by adapting their parenting, adapting their work, and by sacrificing their leisure. Consistently, the diary study (where mothers completed online daily questionnaires over 8 consecutive days) revealed that higher work-family guilt was related to more traditional gender behaviors in mothers. Specifically, mothers (a) thought more about reducing their working hours, (b) reduced the time they planned for themselves, and (c) planned to reserve more time and energy for their children in the future although no changes in actual parenting behaviors were observed. Moreover, the diary study demonstrated that work-family guilt is associated with lower well-being for mothers. Together, these studies illuminate how work-family guilt may motivate mothers to comply with gender norms in which they prioritize caregiving tasks over their work.Graphical abstract
The objective was to show the contemporary short-term outcome of the Fontan operation for a functionally univentricular heart in patients with DS and non-DS, along with an analysis of significant predictors for in-hospital mortality.MethodsThis was a retrospective study using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Database to assess in-hospital mortality and its predictors in patients with DS and non-DS undergoing the Fontan operation over 16 years (2001-2016). The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Statistical analysis was performed using univariable and multivariable logistic regression models.ResultsOur stu...
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Maximilian Kreibich, Nimesh D. Desai
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): GuanYang Kang
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Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Akiko Tanaka, Zain Al-Rstum, Samuel D. Leonard, Bri’Ana D. Gardiner, Ibrahim Yazij, Harleen K. Sandhu, Charles C. Miller, Hazim J. Safi, Anthony L. EstreraABSTRACTBackgroundWe reviewed the efficacy of intraoperative intercostal nerve cryoanalgesia for pain control in patients undergoing descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (D/TAAA) repairs.MethodsDuring 2013 and 2017, 241 patients underwent D/TAAA repair. Of those, 38 were treated with intraoperative cryoanalgesia to the intercostal nerves at the level of f...
We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with lung cancer in which preoperative three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction and intraoperative images displayed a novel combined ectopic variation of the RUV and bronchus. The RUV was absent from the anterior hilum, but instead was present in the superior and posterior hilum dispersedly. In addition, the right upper lobe bronchus was ectopic to the lower edge of the "bronchus intermedius". Based on this discovery, video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy was successfully performed.
ConclusionsThe CHA2DS2-VASc score has relatively good performance in predicting POAF after cardiac surgery and may help identify the patients at high risk of POAF.
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jonathan Torres-Luna, Mariana Mercader-Pérez, Priscilla Magno, William Rodríguez-CintrónAbstractA 72-year-old male was found with enlarged nodes in the anterior and posterior mediastinum on screening imaging studies of the chest. The anterior node appeared as a single cystic lesion without significant metabolic activity on scintigraphy images. The posterior node was a single solid lesion in the lower left peri-esophageal space above the diaphragmatic crura with moderate metabolic uptake. Endoscopic ultr...
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Naoki Tadokoro, Yosuke Inoue, Kenji Minatoya, Hitoshi MatsudaAbstractUtilization of Gelweave Valsalva graft (Terumo Vascutek) for David type valve sparing aortic root replacement was still controversial because this prosthesis didn’t completely reproduce the native sinus of Valsalva. We focused on the morphology of pseudo-Valsalva sinus after the re-implantation procedure and evaluated our novel crimp plication stich from the viewpoint of morphology of Valsalva sinus at mid-term follow up periods.
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Thierry Mesana