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Cancer

April 9, 2018
The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a left lower lobe multifocal lung cancer, followed by a discussion of the management of multifocal lung cancer.
April 5, 2018
Bhatnagar and colleagues randomized patients with malignant pleural effusion in order to test an outpatient approach to pleurodesis. All patients had indwelling pleural catheters placed for drainage, and they received a daily administration of either talc slurry or placebo through the catheter on an outpatient basis.
February 23, 2018
A comprehensive review of pleural diseases from the internists' viewpoint. Relevant to surgeons in the sense of referrals for empyema, pleural effusions, and other traditional surgical problems that are now often dealt with revitalised internist-led options such as office pleuroscopy/pleurodesis.
January 22, 2018
A model analysis of a phase I surgical device trial. The readable editorial discusses the adoption of surgical innovation on the occasion of a harmonic sealing device for pulmonary resections, highlighting the problem of ligating small branches of the pulmonary artery in confined spaces. 
October 2, 2017
This video demonstrates accessing multiple nodal stations, including a contralateral nodal station, from a right VATS approach.
August 7, 2017
Ghoneim and colleagues retrospectively evaluated surgical risk caused by prior mediastinal radiation therapy (MRT) in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR).
June 19, 2017
Chudgar and colleagues evaluated clinicopathologic variables and characteristics of treatment for 539 patients who had undergone pulmonary metastasectomy for soft-tissue sarcoma at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
May 11, 2017
I was moved by this editorial on global health matters in a daily British newspaper by an  academic medical  colleague,  written in response to anticipated changes in the leadership of the  World Health Organisation. It is perhaps time for us surgeons to augment our administrative participation in global healthcare. 
November 1, 2016
An interesting case series of cardiotoxicity of modern chemotherapy attempting to elucidate mechanisms of heart failure.
August 26, 2015
Investigators from Stanford developed a nine-gene expression predictor for survival outcome in early-stage nonsquamous NSCLC. They developed and validated a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction assay easily applicable to routinely obtained paraffin-embedded tumor specimens.

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