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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

Relationship between pain outcomes and smoking history following video-assisted thoracic surgery for lobectomy: a retrospective study

Relationship between pain outcomes and smoking history following video-assisted thoracic surgery for lobectomy: a retrospective study Tak Kyu Oh,1 Kwhanmien Kim,2 Sanghoon Jheon,2 Sang-Hwan Do,1 Jung ... underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Patients and methods: This retrospective observational study included NSCLC patients treated with VATS lobectomy between January 2011 and July 2017

Physiotherapy-supervised mobilization and exercise following cardiac surgery: a national questionnaire survey in Sweden

patients. A total population sample was identified and postal questionnaires were sent to the 33 physiotherapists currently working at the departments of thoracic surgery in Sweden. In total, 29 ... thoracic surgery [9] has been examined in Australia and New Zealand. However, we found no such study performed in Europe. This national survey was carried out to establish current clinical practice of

Circ-SFMBT2 promotes the proliferation of gastric cancer cells through sponging miR-182-5p to enhance CREB1 expression

University, Nanjing, China; 7Department of Thoracic Surgery, Taikang Xianlin Drum Tower Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Background: Circular RNAs(circRNAs) have been reported ... Hongyong Cao,2 Xiufeng Cao1,7 1Department of Oncology Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China; 2Department of General Surgery, Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical

Urine neutrophil gelatinase–associated lipocalin predicts outcome and renal failure in open and endovascular thoracic abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

Urine neutrophil gelatinase–associated lipocalin (uNGAL) has been evaluated as a biomarker for AKI detection and adverse outcome in open and endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery ... aortic aneurysm repairs. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.050 (2016). 3. Saratzis, A., Melas, N., Mahmood, A. & Sarafidis, P. Incidence of Acute

SIK1-LNC represses the proliferative, migrative, and invasive abilities of lung cancer cells

1Department of Cancer Biotherapy Center, Hubei Cancer Hospital, Wuhan 430079, Hubei, People’s Republic of China; 2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an ... 430079, h ubei, People's republic of china 5 Department of Oncology, First a ffiliated h ospital of Yangtze University , Jingzhou 434000, hubei, People's republic of china 6 Department of Thoracic surgery

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

Use of Bioglue™ to seal a difficult to treat air leak in a complicated empyema patient

Surgical sealants have been used in thoracic surgery in an effort to reduce air leak duration, intercostal drain duration, length of stay and complications. They are instilled over a defect usually ... into a crater, caused during empyema Videoassisted thoracic surgery in a 50-year-old patient with a trapped lung. This deep crater had caused a significant air leak rendering intraoperative ventilation

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

Thoracoscopic plication for a huge thoracic meningocele in a patient with Neurofibromatosis

thoracic meningocele associated with cutaneous neurofibromatosis type I and kyphoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. The large thoracic meningocele was successfully treated through thoracoscopic plication. ... surgery, and chest radiograph at 2 months postoperatively showed a marked improvement in lung volume (Figure 2D). Conclusions The presence of a thoracic meningocele in association with neurofibromatosis

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 presentationA 19-year-old man was admitted to our

Mesenteric Ischemia and Myocardial Infarction Associated with Atrial Fibrillation

time. Our patient is a 69-year-old woman who had undergone thoracic surgery a month before presented to our hospital with newly discovered atrial fibrillation, abdominal pain, and ST-elevated myocardial ... , there is lack of report on atrial fibrillation causing myocardial infarction and mesenteric ischemia at the same time. Here, we present a case in which atrial fibrillation was related to thoracic surgery

Canadian Thoracic Society Governance Review

Can Respir J Canadian Thoracic Society governance review Obegan the process of reviewing its governance structure as ver the past year, the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) part of the ... Canadians breathe easier! Your continued collaboration is most appreciated. Respectfully submitted, Michel Rouleau MD President, Canadian Thoracic Society de transfert du savoir, y compris des programmes

Risk assessments for broncho-pleural fistula and respiratory failure after lung cancer surgery by National Clinical Database Japan

BackgroundBroncho-pleural fistula (BPF) and respiratory failure (RF) are life-threatening complications after lung cancer surgery and can result in long-term hospitalization and decreased quality of ... were collected [7]. An NCD specifically for general thoracic surgery was launched in 2014. The data registration system and information recorded are described in detail in our previous report [8]. In

Higher frequency of occult lymph node metastasis in clinical N0 pulmonary adenocarcinoma with ALK rearrangement

Noriaki Sakakura,1 Toyoaki Hida,2 Yasushi Yatabe,3 Yukinori Sakao1 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan; 2Department of Thoracic Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center ... Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Hospital) and Doctor Yusuke Sugita for their support with the supervision of the revised manuscript and the additional data collection

Phenylephrine does not improve oxygenation during one-lung ventilation: A randomized, double-blind, cross-over study

undergoing thoracic surgery. Methods This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, cross-over study. Included patients were those undergoing elective thoracic surgery in the lateral decubitus position with ... pressure of oxygen (PaO2) during OLV. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical effects of phenylephrine infusion on oxygenation during OLV in patients undergoing thoracic surgery. Materials

Combination Treatment of Perioperative Rehabilitation and Psychoeducation Undergoing Thoracic Surgery

Postoperative pulmonary complications are a risk associated with thoracic surgery. However, there have been few reports on cases at high risk of postoperative complications. Cancer patients often ... School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan 4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of

CEP55 promotes the proliferation, migration and invasion of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via the PI3K/Akt pathway

Wang, Wenpeng Jiang Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China Background: Centrosomal protein 55 (CEP55) is an important prognostic ... . It can serve as a promising prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target of pN0 ESCC after Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. - Department of Thoracic surgery, shandong Provincial hospital affiliated to

MIS Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Five-Level Fusion through a Novel Cervical Tube

Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques to the spine have focused mainly on the lumbar region. Many reports exist on the ability to decompress the neural structures in the lumbar and thoracic ... , Newton, MA , USA 1 Department of Neurological Surgery, Jefferson Medical College , Philadelphia, PA , USA - The patient went to the operating room and had an anterior C6 and partial C7 corpectomy

Surgeon at Work: Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Construction of Gastric Conduit for Thoracic Esophageal Cancer

A method for hand-assisted laparoscopic construction of gastric conduit for thoracic esophageal cancer was developed. Since this endoscopic surgical procedure is less invasive than open surgery, it ... were located from the neck to the middle thoracic esophagus without any severe adhesion due to previous surgery or inflammation in the abdominal cavity. According to the UICC classification, the