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Esophagus - Cancer

January 23, 2019
Stiles and colleagues evaluated outcomes for patients with esophageal cancer undergoing surgical resection after either neoadjuvant chemoradiation or preoperative chemotherapy without radiation.
April 13, 2018
This retrospective analysis of salvage esophagectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy in 308 patients identified increased mortality and morbidity associated with squamous histology and radiation dose >55 Gy.  Survival at three years was 34%.
April 13, 2018
Patient Care Michael Mack and Alec Vahanian discuss the state and future of transcatheter mitral valve replacement.
April 6, 2018
Patient Care A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.
March 23, 2018
Surgery for cancer is known to suppress immune response and facilitate the development of metastases.  In this study in mice, a scaffold designed to release agonists of innate immunity over time was placed in the bed of resected tumors.  The treatment reduced local recurrence and improved survival. 
March 16, 2018
Patient Care Some Syrian refugee children have received surgery for congenital heart defects in Jordan, however many refugees in need of complex medical care are unable to receive such care.
February 9, 2018
Patient Care Doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, say that a surprisingly high number of young Emirati adults have atrial fibrillation.

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