Ex vivo lung perfusion was used in 25% of transplanted lungs in the Toronto program since 2008. This resulted in an increase in the number of transplanted patients without any degradation of long-term outcomes, including survival and freedom from chronic dysfunction.
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August 20, 2019
Interesting follow-up study of 208 pulmonary ground -glass opacities in 160 subjects, with a yield of three adenocardinomas.
August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
May 29, 2019
A common cause of donor lung unsuitability is aspiration pneumonitis. Pig lungs experimentally damaged by aspiration of gastric contents were supported using cross-circulation with a living swine donor, resulting in cellular regeneration and substantial recovery.
May 3, 2019
The US FDA approved the Xvivo device for maintaining or resuscitating donor lungs prior to transplant. Interesting very high survival is reported in the control group at one year.
April 17, 2019
Dr Burt gives a brief overview of the considerable advances for patients with thoracic malignancies (non–small cell lung cancer in particular).
Robotic Right S1 Segmentectomy Extended to S2 and Middle Lobe Wedge Resection Assisted by Multimodal Imaging System
December 10, 2018
This video demonstrates how imaging-assisted surgery can enhance the prospects of robotic pulmonary segmentectomy.
October 15, 2018
Pulmonary hypertension is considered a contraindication for lung volume reduction surgery. Caviezel and colleagues evaluated outcomes of lung volume reduction performed in 30 patients with emphysema, 10 of whom had mild-to-moderate pulmonary hypertension.
Loss of Buoyancy Control Following a Pneumonectomy: An Update on Keeling Syndrome With a Biomechanics-Based Explanation
September 11, 2018
The Editorial Group is grateful to Dr Manos Kapetanakis for bringing to our attention their small case series on a ' lifestyle' late complication of pneumonectomy for malignancy. It will be challenging to guide the swimmer with curable central pulmonary cancer in making an informed decision on the strength of the sporadic Keeling Syndrome.