Brian Mitzman interviews CTSNet President Douglas E. Wood about the options for oncologic thoracic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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March 26, 2020
March 18, 2020
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
February 20, 2020
This randomized trial evaluated depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension during noncardiac surgery, comparing a machine learning early warning system to standard care. Hypotension was defined as a MAP <65 mm Hg for one minute or more.
January 20, 2020
In this video, the authors demonstrate the first rib resection technique by videothoracoscopy.
January 10, 2020
Benign-appearing lung nodules identified on screening CTs are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer diagnosis 4 to 8 and 8 to 11 years after the scan (RRs 1.9 and 1.6, respectively).
Effect of Thoracoscopic Talc Poudrage Versus Talc Slurry via Chest Tube on Pleurodesis Failure Rate Among Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusions
January 8, 2020
In this randomized trial including 330 pts with MPE, talc slurry and VATS talc insufflation under local anesthesia had similar failure rates (24% vs 22%) at 90 days.
December 31, 2019
As a new political crisis for the United States evolves in Iraq, this is a timely glimpse at the impact of medical diplomacy. "In conflict zones, I enter each operation knowing that each surgery - mostly open-heart - is saving a life while all around us people are dying for mere thought differences.
December 29, 2019
In this analysis of randomized controlled studies, accupuncture and/or accupressure significantly reduced cancer-associated pain compared to sham procedures.
Pulmonary Metastasectomy Versus Continued Active Monitoring in Colorectal Cancer (PulMiCC): A Multicentre Randomized Clinical Trial
December 18, 2019
The PulMiCC is a randomized clinical trial that tried to build more evidence for performing pulmonary metastasectomy in patients affected by advanced colorectal cancer and previously treated with curative intent. Unfortunately, the trial was stopped earlier becasue of poor recruitment and high drop out rate.
County-Level Variations in Receipt of Surgery for Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the United States
December 18, 2019
Performance of curative surgery for early stage cancer varied considerably among counties in the US, and was related to socioeconomic factors, availability of surgeons, and non-metropolitan status.