Over 30% of lung resection patients in the STS Database had prior exposure to opioid use. They experienced longer length of postoperative stay, more frequent visits to the ED, and a higher incidence of readmission within 90 days. Athough there is growing interest in standardized enhanced recovery pathways after lung resection, this challenging subs
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Lung Cancer - Surgery
June 10, 2021
January 27, 2021
An open-access detailed editorial from the official periodical of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
January 10, 2020
Declines in US annual lung cancer mortality rates of 5% for men and 4% for women led improvements in overall cancer mortality rates in the latest update from the American Cancer Society. This is likely linked to efforts at decreasing tobacco use, improved screening, and newer systemic therapies.
County-Level Variations in Receipt of Surgery for Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the United States
December 18, 2019
Performance of curative surgery for early stage cancer varied considerably among counties in the US, and was related to socioeconomic factors, availability of surgeons, and non-metropolitan status.
November 2, 2019
A batch of staplers manufactured in July-August 2019 and distributed during August-September 2019 has been recalled. Seven serious injuries and one death are reported to have been associated with failure of this device.
Incidence, Management, and Outcomes of Intraoperative Catastrophes During Robotic Pulmonary Resection
October 24, 2019
This multiinstitutional study including advocates of robotic lung resection identified a 1.9% incidence of intraoperative castrophes, most commonly pulmonary arterial bleeding. Patients at risk had lower FEV1%, higher clinical stage, and more frequent preoperative radiation therapy.
October 24, 2019
This analysis of data from the JCOG0201 trial identified factors that place patients at increased risk for recurrence after lobectomy for stage I adenocarcinoma. They include visceral pleural invasion, vascular invasion, or an invasive component measuring >2 cm.
September 27, 2019
Interesting to see the long term curative results of this randomized controlled trial.
August 21, 2019
An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
Novel Machine Learning Approach to Identify Preoperative Risk Factors Associated With Super-Utilization of Medicare Expenditure Following Surgery
August 15, 2019
Using a machine learning algorithm, resource utilization among more than 1 million Medicare patients undergoing one of 6 operations including CABG and lung resection was analyzed. Super users comprised 4.8% of the cohort but consumed 31.7% of the resources. Risk factors for super use included paraplegia/hemiplegia, weight loss, and CHF combined wit