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April 13, 2015
This retrospective case-control study involving 1852 Hodgkin lymphoma 5-year survivors found that radiation to the heart valves tend to increase the risk for clinically significant valvular heart disease. The rate increased 3.1-fold in patients receiving 31-35 Gy and 11.8-fold in those who received > 40 Gy.
April 13, 2015
This video demonstrates a single-incision VATS (SIVATS) superior segmentectomy of the left lower lobe in a 49-year-old male patient.
April 10, 2015
False-negative results of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in non-small-cell lung cancer staging were identified in 14% of 165 patients. Prevalence of false-negative results was low, when three satisfactory samples from mediastinal stations could be obtained and rose, when fewer adequate samples were available.
April 2, 2015
The authors retrospectively reviewed their institutional database to assess outcomes for VATS lobectomy vs SBRT for stage I NSCLC, comparing propensity score-matched groups (41 pairs).  Survival, cancer-specific survival, local recurrence, and distant recurrence were significantly better in the surgical group. 
March 30, 2015
This video demonstrates a single incision VATS pneumonectomy and lymph node dissection in a 71-year-old male patient.
March 25, 2015
This video demonstrates a vascular and bronchial procedure with a left hemiclamshell approach.
March 21, 2015
Concerns remain about the definition of a high risk population who can benefit from low-dose computed tomography screening programs.
March 16, 2015
This Netherlands population-based study followed causes of death in patients with NSCLC diagnosed 1989-2008, including more than 72,000 patients.  For those with localized disease, lung cancer was the cause of death in 80-85% for years 0-3, 60-75% for years 4-6, and remained the cause of death for more than 30% thereafter.  After 6 years CAD and COPD
March 16, 2015
The authors describe results of initial bronchoscopy therapy (IBT) for endobronchial carcinoids aimed at relieving obstruction, accurate subtyping, and potentially complete eradication.  After a minimum follow-up of 5 years, 42% of patients were spared surgical therapy, having had no evidence of local or distant recurrence (42/83 with typical histolo
March 16, 2015
With the increase in solitary pulmonary nodule identification anticipated with increased CT screening, the authors devised a novel method of bronchoscopically biopsying nodules not adjacent to airways.  Using endoscopic instruments, a transparenchymal tunnel was created between a bronchial entry point to the nodule, and biopsies were obtained.  The p