Ochsner Journal received a number of excellent letters to the editor in 2016. In the latter part of the year, some writers used the letters column to share important and interesting cases.
Physicians from the State University of New York in Buffalo presented cases on “Relapsing Pleural Effusion in a Patient on Automated Peritoneal Dialysis” and “A Delayed Diagnosis of Iatrogenic Guidewire Retention After Central Line Placement” in the winter issue.
The Journal also published an important discussion entitled “How Much Negative Pressure Are We Generating During Thoracentesis?” and an alert about heat stroke in Pakistan, a public health crisis in some areas.
Four physicians from Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation in New York contributed “High-Dose Tissue Plasminogen Activator Flush in Donation-after-Cardiac-Death Donors May Mitigate Ischemic Biliary Strictures in Liver Transplantation” to the spring issue, and a medical student from the United Kingdom commented on a previously published article, “The Future of Medical Education: All About Being Connected.”
The Journal welcomes letters to the editor. For guidelines, refer to our Instructions for Authors.