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.
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Lung - Cancer; VATS
November 2, 2019
August 21, 2019
An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
July 2, 2019
Ng and colleagues reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2018 to compare lobectomy approaches of multiport, uniportal, and robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and open lobectomy, with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations for the optimal surgical approach for early stage non–small cell lung cancer.
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May 10, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
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.”
March 16, 2019
The institution-specific uptake of VATS for lung cancer resection in the US Veterans Affairs system was evaluated over the past 15 years. Uptake more than tripled during the study period, with a current mean of more than 50% among institutions. However, uptake ranged from 0 to 82% and was associated with increasing center volume.
Posterior Uniportal VATS for the Posterior Segment (S2) Nonanatomical Resection Followed by Lobectomy: Major Bleeding Event
March 11, 2019
The authors control pulmonary artery bleeding during a thoracoscopic segment resection.
October 16, 2018
Click on the link below and register for free to gain access to two operations that were performed live in Bologna, Italy, on October 1st, 2018. https://www.microlobectomy.live/
September 6, 2018
This Thursday night, September 6, 2018, the world's biggest thoracic surgery unit is broadcasting a free live conference in English. Anyone is free to log in to see what they are doing. They will be presenting and discussing 14 different clinical cases, including lobectomy, segmentectomy, and oesophagectomy.
August 21, 2018
For high volume surgeons (defined as 20 or more annual lobectomies), the use of a robotic approach had a lower conversion to open rate and a lower complication rate, while having a mean operating time that was 25 min longer on average compared to a VATS approach.