The authors summarizes a personal experience with 529 patients undergoing VATS operations under local anesthesia and sedation. No nerve block, epidural, laryngeal mask airway, or endotracheal intubation was used. Indications were lung nodule, hemothorax, empyema, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, chylothorax, etc. There was one unsuccessful
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January 12, 2018
High-Dose Methylprednisolone in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
January 5, 2018
Bjerregaard and colleagues evaluated methylprednisolone as an analgesic strategy following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in a randomized controlled trial with 96 patients. Patients received either methylprednisolone or placebo prior to their VATS lobectomy.
Glasgow Grandmother's "New Lease of Life" After Becoming Only Second Scot to Undergo Pioneering New Lung Op
December 23, 2017
Minimally invasive plication of the diaphragm is a life changing procedure for patients affeted by diaphragm paralysis. The three-port procedure was conceived in Middlesbrough and it is now spreading around UK and beyond.
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December 8, 2017
Patient Care US states that implemented policies for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease have seen reductions in infant cardiac deaths compared to states that didn’t implement screening.
December 7, 2017
Herbert Decaluwé of University Hospital Leuven in Belgium discusses complications during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
Ribcage Kinematics During Exercise Justifies Thoracoscopic Versus Postero-Lateral Thoracotomy Lobectomy Prompt Recovery
December 5, 2017
LoMauro and colleagues measured tidal volume and ribcage expansion during rest and exercise to evaluate functional recovery after minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) preserved these kinematic measures better than posterolateral thoracotomy, and the advantage was observed over two postoperative months.
November 27, 2017
This video demonstrates a right lower sublobar resection for an intralobar pulmonary sequestration that had an 8 mm systemic feeding vessel arising from the descending thoracic aorta.
November 8, 2017
Uniportal VATS and uniportal lobectomy have been developed over the last few years as valuable tools in modern thoracic surgery.
November 6, 2017
This surgical video demonstrates the thoracoscopic management of recurrent catamenial pneumothorax with associated diaphragmatic eventration. The video is accompanied by a brief review of the medical and surgical management of catamenial pneumothorax.
October 30, 2017
This video shows a thoracic surgical tutorial detailing a VATS microportal utility incision free mediastinal lymph node biopsy on 31-year-old woman with suspected lymphoma.