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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local thoracic therapy improve prognosis for stage IV non-small cell lung cancer patients combined with chemotherapy: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database analysis

and stage IIIb (all P<0.001). Multimodality therapy, especially combined thoracic surgery and chemotherapy is associated with dramatically improved prognosis for patients with stage IV NSCLC. ... tolerable, especially for local control. [ 32 ]. In agreement with these findings, our study demonstrated combined local thoracic therapy especially surgery and chemotherapy could significantly improve

Open stent graft repair with upper-half Sternotomy for blunt thoracic aortic injury: a case report

. Open stent grafting might be an alternative to open surgery and thoracic endovascular aortic repair for blunt chest trauma, although intensive follow-up is needed. ... uneventful. OSG might be an alternative to open surgery and TEVAR in patients with BTAI, although intensive follow-up should be performed. Abbreviations BTAIs: Blunt thoracic aortic injuries; OSG: Open stent

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

The prevalence of pulmonary complications after thoracic and abdominal surgery and associated risk factors in patients admitted at a government hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe-a retrospective study

complications developing after abdominal and thoracic surgery and the associated risks factors. Methods A retrospective records review of all abdominal and thoracic surgery patients admitted at a central hospital ... efforts by the health practitioners as a team during the entire perioperative period. Abdominal surgery; Thoracic surgery; Post-operative complications; Pulmonary complications; HIV infection

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

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

Erratum to: Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in Japan during 2013

of General Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University , Kagawa , Japan 3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toho University, Sakura Medical Center , Chiba , Japan 4 Department of

Small pulmonary nodule localization with cone beam computed tomography during video-assisted thoracic surgery: a feasibility study

OBJECTIVES To describe a non-invasive guidance procedure, using intraoperative cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and augmented fluoroscopy to guide lung resection during video-assisted thoracic ... , France 1 INSERM, U1099 , Rennes , France 2 Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Rennes University Hospital , Rennes , France 3 Université de Rennes 1, LTSI , Rennes , France OBJECTIVES: To

Measuring what matters to the patient: health related quality of life after aortic valve and thoracic aortic surgery

before and quality of life after cardiac surgery. The objective of the current review is to provide an overview of current insights into the quality of life measurements after aortic valve and thoracic ... . Takkenberg 0 1 0 Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery , Bd563 , Erasmus University Medical Center , P.O. Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam , The Netherlands 1 Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Academic Medical Center

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