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Pleura

July 27, 2018
A useful editorial debating current issues on the classification of mesothelioma.
July 19, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Ft Lauderdale, FL, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in London, UK, interviews Raja Flores of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA, about surgical treatment for mesothelioma and lung cancer.
June 14, 2018
Semenkovich and colleagues examined the current treatment practices for empyema in New York state using information from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project New York State Inpatient Database.
May 19, 2018
The Thoracic community is ready to gather in Ljubljana this year for the biggest event of purely thoracic surgery interest. The full programme is availabe on the website. Looking forward to learning the latest advancements in General Thoracic Surgery directly from experts from all around the globe!
April 5, 2018
Bhatnagar and colleagues randomized patients with malignant pleural effusion in order to test an outpatient approach to pleurodesis. All patients had indwelling pleural catheters placed for drainage, and they received a daily administration of either talc slurry or placebo through the catheter on an outpatient basis.
March 8, 2018
A handy view from the pediatric standpoint on an expanding indication for sequential pulmonary transplanation.
February 23, 2018
A comprehensive review of pleural diseases from the internists' viewpoint. Relevant to surgeons in the sense of referrals for empyema, pleural effusions, and other traditional surgical problems that are now often dealt with revitalised internist-led options such as office pleuroscopy/pleurodesis.
February 1, 2018
Apostolos Nakas of the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK, presents an overview of the surgical treatment of mesothelioma.
January 12, 2018
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
January 10, 2018
The authors review their clinical experience with management of postoperative chylothorax among 97 patients.  They favor duct ligation over embolization, and recommend intervention in patients with outputs greater than 1,100/day.

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