Rates of unforeseen N2 disease were similar between nodal staging by EBUS and mediastinoscopy, but mediastinoscopy had a complication rate of 6%.
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Lung - Cancer
Unforeseen N2 Disease After Negative Endosonography Findings With or Without Confirmatory Mediastinoscopy in Resectable Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Excellent review of recent advances that will shape therapy in the next 5 years.
In Global News: Cardiac Regeneration in Pigs, Health Effects of Marijuana Use, and Running to Reduce Aortic Stiffness
May 10, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
Ten Years of Experience in Lung Cancer Screening in Gdańsk, Poland: A Comparative Study of the Evaluation and Surgical Treatment of 14,200 Participants of Two Lung Cancer Screening Programmes
May 9, 2019
Ostrowski and colleagues report on the results of two lung cancer computed tomography screening programs that, when combined, included more than 14,000 smokers older than 50 years. The incidence of lung cancer was 1-2%. A total of 4% of patients were referred for further invasive diagnostic follow-up. Surgical resection was necessary in 1.5%.
In Global News: Roadside Thoracotomy, Recalled Atrioseptostomy Catheters, and Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
May 3, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest A roadside thoracotomy was performed in the UK to control severe bleeding for a man who was stabbed, and the procedure was captured on video.
May 3, 2019
My3DLung is an interactive animated tool best used by physicians in the office to explain the anatomy of the lung before and after surgery.
May 1, 2019
This video shows a right upper lobe microlobectomy during which the author used the stapler to perform a double stapling twice, hence the “Double Double.”
April 26, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Uruguay’s fight against tobacco and Phillip Morris was highlighted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, and one physician shares her thoughts.
April 22, 2019
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy, performed using the Harmonic HD as the main dissecting instrument.
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).