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Lung - Cancer

October 24, 2018
This video demonstrates the surgical treatment of a 71-year-old patient with multifocal lung cancer who initially underwent a left VATS upper lobectomy, followed by a robotic completion pneumonectomy.
October 23, 2018
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 departme
October 23, 2018
Forty-nine patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (three or fewer metastatic sites) who did not progress on initial systemic therapy were randomized to surgery or RT vs standard maintenance therapy.  Overall survival for the intervention group was 41.2 mos vs 17.0 mos in those getting maintenance therapy (p=0.017). 
October 19, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest The Boston Marathon race director, who has run the marathon 46 straight times, underwent triple bypass surgery last Friday at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
October 11, 2018
This analysis of the National Cancer Database included over 2000 eligible patients resected with N2 disease who did not receive induction therapy. The addition of radiotherapy to postoperative chemotherapy did not affect survival in either the unmatched or the matched groups. 
October 8, 2018
This video demonstrates a posterolateral thoracotomy. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
October 3, 2018
This video demonstrates a robotic right upper lobe posterior segmentectomy using indocyanine green guidance for a 73-year-old female who had had a previous left lower lobectomy.
September 26, 2018
This video demonstrates a robotic right upper lobe apical segmentectomy with a three-arm technique and a 10 mm assistant port as surgical treatment for a lung metastasis from colorectal carcinoma.
September 26, 2018
Using the National Cancer Database, the effect of the timing of computed tomography (CT) surveillance after resection of non-small cell lung cancer on survival was investigated.  Survival was similar for patients undergoing CTs every three months or every six months compared to those undergoing annual surveillance CTs.  More frequent imaging also had
September 26, 2018
Data in the STS Database indicate that invasive mediastinal staging is underused in patients undergoing resection for non-small cell lung cancer, and that the pattern of use varies widely among the participants. Use of guidelines outlining indications for invasive mediastinal staging should be encouraged.

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