Regionalization of care for complex problems remains an open question in most countries. This review demonstrated that, for high risk cancer operations in the US, the Leapfrog group's volume standards did not differentiate between surgical mortality outcomes for lung and esophageal cancer surgery.
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Lung Cancer - Surgery
Association of Discretionary Hospital Volume Standards for High-Risk Cancer Surgery With Patient Outcomes and Access, 2005-2016
August 15, 2019
August 8, 2019
A detailed and robust meta-analysis asserting lack of strong evidence supporting either modality.
July 10, 2019
This video demonstrates a lingula-sparing microlobectomy performed for primary pulmonary malignancy.
May 22, 2019
This video demonstrates a robot-assisted upper left lobectomy using the da Vinci Si platform as surgical treatment for a lung adenocarcinoma that had been previously submitted to immunotherapy.
May 17, 2019
In this surgical video, Durand presents a four-arm robotic sleeve right upper lobectomy and node harvest. The patient was a 60-year old man who had been diagnosed with a proximal right upper lobe squamous cell carcinoma after exploration for hemoptysis.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
April 24, 2019
This video presents a successful robotic S9-S10 right segmentectomy assisted by a multimodal reconstruction imaging system.
April 18, 2019
Fukui and colleagues retrospectively compared outcomes for patients who were either smokers (410 patients) or never smokers (256 patients) and who underwent resection for primary lung cancer (stage I to III). The authors evaluated 90-day mortality and respiratory complications, both of which were higher for smokers than for never smokers.
April 17, 2019
Buitrago and Restrepo report the largest series to date from Latin America of patients undergoing robot-assisted thoracic surgery. A total of 69 patients underwent robot-assisted procedures with 47 undergoing pulmonary resections, 18 undergoing mediastinal procedures, and 4 undergoing another type of operation.
Intraoperative Conversion During Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy Does Not Constitute a Treatment Failure
April 3, 2019
Intraoperative conversion may be necessary during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. In this study on 610 patients, Fourdrain and colleagues observed that conversion during a VATS procedure was not associated with worse outcomes than undergoing an up-front thoracotomy.