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Thoracic Guidelines

August 14, 2019
A comprehensive audio lecture from an academic pathologist on non-malignant pulmonary lesions.
August 7, 2019
Three pioneers of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery discuss why its principles can and should apply to every patient admitted for surgical treatment.
January 10, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Douglas Wood of the University of Washington in Seattle moderates a debate on the criteria that should be used to select which patients should undergo lung cancer screening.
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 16, 2018
The highly respected Cochrane Collaboration is in crisis today at its 25th annual meeting in Edinburgh as one board member is expelled and six more resign. There are more links below but it seems to have been over a dispute regarding the independence of authors and members with regards to links to industry and pharmaceutical companies.
May 19, 2018
Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical.  This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.
March 31, 2016
The fourth (re- )classification of cardiopericardial tumours came from the World Health Organisation last year, 11 years after the third. In particular, the malignant fibrous histiocytomas are re classified as undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas.  
July 23, 2015
  The paper presents the guidelines for authors on statistical and data reporting for the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS) and the Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS). It focusses on issues which are most frequently commented on by the statistical reviewers.
June 16, 2015
The British Thoracic Society developed guidelines for evaluation and management of solitary pulmonary nodules based on a literature review and expert opinion.  New features include the use of a malignancy risk algorithm, use of a higher threshold for follow-up (5mm), and a reduction in the follow-up interval to 1 year for solid nodules.  Management o
November 11, 2014
CMS determined that the evidence of benefit for CT screening for lung cancer is sufficient to permit this as an annual benefit for Medicare and Medicaid recipients in the US.  The availability of such coverage will be limited, however, by the need to have the screening as part of a comprehensive counseling (smoking cessation, etc) visit with qualifie

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