This prospective study evaluated the relationship of inflammatory gene polymorphisms and postoperative pneumonia after esophagectomy in 120 pts. One genotype for IL-10 was significantly associated with reduced postoperative serum IL-10 levels and an increased rate of postoperative pneumonia. IL-10 polymorphism was an independent predictor of pneumo
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Esophageal Cancer - Surgery
Relationship Between Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms and Risk of Postoperative Pneumonia with Esophageal Cancer
June 22, 2014
May 27, 2014
This retrospective single institution review assessed the incidence of hiatal hernia after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). Of 114 patients followed, 9 (8%) developed herniation, of whom 5 were symptomatic. All were repaired laparoscopically, except 2 who underwent emergent surgery, with good results.
Prognostic analysis of salvage esophagectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: The importance of lymphadenectomy
May 21, 2014
Pts undergoing salvage esophagectomy after definitive chemoradiotherapy were evaluated for perdictors of survival. 5-year survival was 30%, which was related to tumor recurrence rather than residual tumor, complete resection, N status, M status, and dissection of more than 15 nodes. Additional neck dissection was not found to provide additional ben
St. Jude Medical Announces First Implants in US Study of the Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System
May 21, 2014
The PORTICO trial has opened to evaluate the Portico Transcatheter Aortic Valve System. This prospective multicenter trial involving up to 40 sites will randomize pts to Portico vs another TAVR valve in the US.