The authors evaluated outcomes of empyema management in over 9,000 patients in Ontario, Canada, from 1996-2015. Mortality was higher for nonoperative management at all time points assessed up to one year.
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November 15, 2019
November 7, 2019
Find it here: the 2019 International Thoracic Oncology Symposium live on CTSNet.
November 2, 2019
A batch of staplers manufactured in July-August 2019 and distributed during August-September 2019 has been recalled. Seven serious injuries and one death are reported to have been associated with failure of this device.
September 25, 2019
This video demonstrates the authors’ experience performing a left pneumonectomy using the biportal VATS approach.
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Giant Congenital Bulla of the Left Upper Lobe: A Case Report
August 26, 2019
This video demonstrates a left upper lobectomy via video-assisted thoracic surgery to treat a giant congenital bulla.
August 21, 2019
An interesting discussion in this manuscript of a case-control study of 666 subjects.
August 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate indications in thoracoscopic suturing, from repairing lung injuries to sleeve resection.
August 5, 2019
Ng and colleagues evaluated 145 studies in order to provide evidence-based statements on the optimal approach for lobectomy for non–small cell lung cancer, comparing thoracotomy, multiport video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), robotic VATS, and uniportal VATS.
July 15, 2019
This video demonstrates a right upper lobectomy enhanced by thoracic LigaSure and Medtronic Signia.
July 2, 2019
Ng and colleagues reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2018 to compare lobectomy approaches of multiport, uniportal, and robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and open lobectomy, with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations for the optimal surgical approach for early stage non–small cell lung cancer.