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General thoracic surgery in India—the time is now

relevance to the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the number of surgeons with specific training in general thoracic surgery and in the care of these problems is small. Given the ... their substantial skill and labor to the management of patients with lung pathology as well. It is with the intent of reinvigorating the discussion of general thoracic surgery that this special issue was

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Advanced-Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Reply

Cancer Institute , Buffalo, NY , USA TO THE EDITORS: - In response to the letter to the Editor by Cao et al. pertaining to our recent report describing outcomes for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Group, The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research , Sydney, NSW , Australia TO THE EDITORS: - Since the first description of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for early stage ... . Yan TD , Black D , Bannon PG , et al. Systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized and nonrandomized trials on safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for earlystage non

Secondary systemic artery to pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein fistulas following the video-assisted thoracic surgery for pneumothorax: a case report

bypass graft (CABG) complication have been reported, secondary SAPVF especially following video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) are relatively rare. Case presentation A 19-year-old man was admitted to our

In memoriam: Frederick Griffith Pearson, a legend in thoracic surgery and a great teacher (1926–2016)

him, this is where he became a ''Good Doctor''. In 1955, he began his surgical residency at Toronto General Hospital (TGH) and developed a marked interest in Thoracic Surgery. In 1959, he was the ... that occurred in Thoracic Surgery after the end of World War II. His humility, energy, and warm character gained him respect throughout the thoracic academic world. Born in Toronto in 1926, he was the

A Comparative Study of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery with Thoracotomy for Middle Lobe Syndrome

Objectives The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of middle lobe syndrome (MLS) through comparison with ... Collaborative Innovation Center for Early Diagnosis and Multidisciplinary Therapy of Lung Cancer, Sichuan University , Chengdu 610041 , China 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan

eComment. High-risk multidisciplinary team meetings in thoracic surgery

for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved 1 [1] Mansell PJ , Keenan D, O'Brein M, Linter S, Moss D , McGlynn M et al. Investigation into Cardiothoracic Surgical Services at the Oxford Radcliffe ... , Chocron S , Puyraveau M, Mercier M et al. The Thoracic Surgery Scoring System (Thoracoscore): risk model for in-hospital death in 15 , 183 patients requiring thoracic surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

Robotic thoracic surgery versus video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer: a meta-analysis

OBJECTIVES There are two different minimally invasive approaches, robotic thoracic surgery (RTS) and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which are performed for lung cancer resection. This meta ... Xiao-Song Ben 1 0 Guangdong Association Study of Thoracic Oncology , Guangzhou , China 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences , Guangzhou

Preoperative planning and tracheal stent design in thoracic surgery: a primer for the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) hands-on course in 3D printing

printer. 3D printing; Pancoast tumor; Tracheal Stenosis; Cancer; Segmentation; Computer-aided design; Thoracic surgery; Implant; Radiological Society of North America; Precision medicine Introduction ... printed model. Depending on the extent of disease, and following neoadjuvant radiotherapy, surgical management may involve minimally invasive surgery and is often quite delicate, requiring excellent

Non-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under loco-regional anaesthesia for thoracic surgery: a meta-analysis

OBJECTIVES The short-term feasibility and safety of non-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under loco-regional anaesthesia for thoracic surgery remains unknown. Therefore, we conducted a

An audit on consent- risk disclosure in thoracic surgery

assess the information given to patients during the consent process for thoracic surgery. Method We retrospectively examined the clinic letters, consent forms and case notes for patients undergoing ... surgery in the thoracic department over a 2 week period in May 2015. Results Over a Two-week period 21 patients underwent thoracic surgery. Of the 21 clinic letters, only 11 (52%) stated the benefits and

Effect of spirometry on intra-thoracic pressures

Objective: Due to the high intra-thoracic pressures associated with forced vital capacity manoeuvres, spirometry is contraindicated for vulnerable patients. However, the typical pressure response to ... deleterious consequences of spirometry might be associated with intra-thoracic pressures that approach maximal values during forced expiration. Spirometry; Pressure; intra-thoracic pressure; Pulmonary function

Bilateral Versus Single Internal Thoracic Artery Grafts

the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)Developed with the special contribution of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) . Eur Heart J . 2014 ... . Skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvest reduces pain and dysesthesia and improves sternal perfusion after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, double-blind, within-patient comparison . Circulation

Thoracic wall muscle metastasis from pancreatic cancer

thoracic wall. The tumor existed in the trapezius muscle, the teres minor muscle, and the infraspinatus muscle (Fig. 2c). An en bloc resection of the tumor with a part of those muscles was performed (Fig. 2d

Evolution of Thoracic Surgery in Canada

directed towards a foundation to support research and education in Canadian thoracic surgery. Before expanding on the content of the text, it is important to highlight the authors who, along with their

Frailty assessment in thoracic surgery

A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was performed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was the role of frailty scores in predicting outcomes of patients undergoing ... Michael John Dunne 0 Udo Abah 0 Marco Scarci 0 0 Department of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , Cambridge, UK A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was

Performance of wider parenchymal lung resection than preoperatively planned in patients with low preoperative lung function performance undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection†

a more radical parenchymal removal. This study investigates the outcome of wider lung parenchymal resections in patients with low lung functional status undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery ... Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark , 15-18 June 2014 1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, St James's University Hospital , Leeds , UK OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary assessment before major lung resections is used to

Is there a role for the high-risk multidisciplinary team meeting in thoracic surgery?

OBJECTIVES There is little information on the impact of a high-risk multidisciplinary team (HRMDT) for thoracic surgery. In our unit, patients considered high risk for thoracic surgery have been ... -risk patients. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved. Lung cancer; Perioperative care; Surgery

Endobronchial ultrasound in real life: primary diagnosis and mediastinal staging of lung cancer in patients submitted to thoracic surgery

pulmonology and thoracic surgery centers. How is EBUS performing outside the scientific environment, as a diagnostic and mediastinal staging tool in a subset of patients that undergo thoracic surgery, is an ... patients that undergo thoracic surgery, is an interesting question. Methods: This study evaluated consecutive patients who, during the period from January 2010 to August 2012, were submitted to EBUS and