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Perioperative Outcomes for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Differences Between Men and Women

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


David B. Nelson, Danica J. Lapid, Kyle G. Mitchell, Arlene M. Correa, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, David C. Rice, Boris Sepesi, Garrett L. Walsh, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Stephen G. Swisher, Jack A. Roth, Mara B. Antonoff

In a single institution review comparing acute outcomes for men and women after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer, men were found to have an increased risk of postoperative cardiac complications, whereas women were found to have an increased incidence of 30-day readmission, the latter despite similar frequency of postoperative emergency department visits and presenting symptoms.  Reasons for the higher readmission rate for women are ascribed to a variety of possible causes, but gender bias perhaps also should be considered as a possible explanation.

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