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Cardiopulmonary testing and cancer

R Kumar, G Garcea
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a reliable, reproducible and non-invasive measure of functional capacity. CPET has been increasingly used to assess pre-operative risk and stratify patients at risk of mortality and morbidity following surgery. CPET parameters that predict outcomes within liver and pancreas cancer surgery still remain to be defined. METHODS: A systematic review to assess CPET use in predicting post-operative outcomes in liver and pancreas cancer surgery was carried out using the following databases AMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Google Scholar and PubMED...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Jessica Whibley, Christopher J Peters, Laura J Halliday, Asif M Chaudry, William H Allum
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal and gastric cancer have a poor prognosis and surgical intervention is associated with considerable morbidity, highlighting the need for careful preoperative assessment. The Incremental Shuttle Walk Test (ISWT) and Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) can assess preoperative fitness. This study aims to investigate their correlation with both postoperative respiratory complications and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were identified who underwent esophageal or gastric resections for cancer between 2010 and 2014 and had ISWT and/or CPET assessments...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Andrea Tufo, Declan F J Dunne, Nichola Manu, Heman Joshi, Carmen Lacasia, Louise Jones, Hassan Z Malik, Graeme J Poston, Stephen W Fenwick
BACKGROUND: Concern exists regarding the use of hepatectomy to treat colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) in octogenarians due to prior studies suggesting elevated morbidity and mortality. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) within pre-operative assessment and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) have both been shown to be associated with low morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hepatectomy. This study sought to compare the outcomes of octogenarians with patients aged 70-79 undergoing hepatectomy for CRLM, within a center utilizing both CPET and ERAS...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
D Z H Levett, S Jack, M Swart, J Carlisle, J Wilson, C Snowden, M Riley, G Danjoux, S A Ward, P Older, M P W Grocott
The use of perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to evaluate the risk of adverse perioperative events and inform the perioperative management of patients undergoing surgery has increased over the last decade. CPET provides an objective assessment of exercise capacity preoperatively and identifies the causes of exercise limitation. This information may be used to assist clinicians and patients in decisions about the most appropriate surgical and non-surgical management during the perioperative period...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Daniel Steffens, Jane Young, Paula R Beckenkamp, James Ratcliffe, Freya Rubie, Nabila Ansari, Neil Pillinger, Michael Solomon
BACKGROUND: There is a need for evidence of the effectiveness of pre-operative exercise for patients undergoing major cancer surgery; however, recruitment to such trials can be challenging. The PrE-operative Physical Activity (PEPA) Trial will establish the feasibility and acceptability of a pre-operative exercise programme aimed to improve patient outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and pelvic exenteration. The secondary aim is to obtain pilot data on the likely difference in key outcomes (post-operative complications, length of hospital stay, post-operative functional capacity and quality of life) to inform the sample size calculation for the substantive randomised clinical trial...
February 17, 2018: Trials
Florian J Fintelmann, Fabian M Troschel, Julia Mario, Yves R Chretien, Sheila J Knoll, Ashok Muniappan, Henning A Gaissert
BACKGROUND: Assessment of risk associated with lung cancer resection is primarily based on evaluation of cardiopulmonary function and remains imprecise. We investigated the relationship between thoracic muscle and early outcomes after lobectomy. METHODS: Cross-sectional area of skeletal muscle was measured at the level of the fifth thoracic vertebra on computed tomography in 135 consecutive patients prior to lobectomy for lung cancer. Patients were stratified into low and high muscle groups using the gender-specific muscle median...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Chun Hin Angus Lee, Joseph C Kong, Hilmy Ismail, Bernhard Riedel, Alexander Heriot
BACKGROUND: Gas exchange-derived variables obtained from cardiopulmonary exercise testing allow objective assessment of functional capacity and hence physiological reserve to withstand the stressors of major surgery. Field walk tests provide an alternate means for objective assessment of functional capacity that may be cheaper and have greater acceptability, in particular, in elderly patients. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluated the predictive value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and field walk tests in surgical outcomes after colorectal surgery...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Adam W Powell, Rajaram Nagarajan, Wayne A Mays, Clifford Chin, Timothy K Knilans, Sandra K Knecht, Michelle A Amos, Yvette M Gerdes, Thomas D Ryan
PURPOSE: The cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is a valuable tool to assess cardiopulmonary exercise capacity in pediatric oncology patients after chemotherapy. In addition, few studies on the utility of submaximal testing have been performed, which could be important as some patients are unable to complete a maximal effort test secondary to deconditioning by both disease and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric cancer patients exposed to chemotherapy from 1992 to 2013 who underwent CPET with cycle ergometry (n=27)...
January 19, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Sertaç Yakal, Sevtün Sofyalı, Berker Özkan, Safinaz Yıldız, Alper Toker, Erdem Kasikcioglu
OBJECTIVE: Peak oxygen consumption is a very valuable cardiopulmonary functional parameter in pre-operative evaluation of patients with lung cancer. However, it has several critical limitations for operability decision due to failure in achieving maximal level of exercise test for cases. The aim of this study was to reveal the importance of more accurate cardiopulmonary parameters that can be calculated from data of submaximal level test, such as oxygen uptake efficiency slope (OUES) and to determine whether it could be used in the operability decision phase for borderline cases by means of morbidity and mortality...
January 18, 2018: Lung
Srijit Banerjee, Kate Manley, Barnabas Shaw, Liane Lewis, Gabriel Cucato, Robert Mills, Mark Rochester, Allan Clark, John M Saxton
PURPOSE: Strategies to improve pre-operative cardiopulmonary fitness could positively impact recovery after surgery. This study investigated the feasibility of vigorous intensity aerobic interval exercise in bladder cancer patients prior to radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomised (1:1) to exercise or control following a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). The exercise group was offered twice-weekly pre-operative supervised vigorous intensity aerobic interval exercise in addition to standard treatment...
November 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
K Richardson, D Z H Levett, S Jack, M P W Grocott
There is a consistent relationship between physical activity, physical fitness, and health across almost all clinical contexts, including the perioperative setting. Physiological measurements obtained during physical exercise may be used to infer the risk of adverse outcome after major surgery. In particular, data obtained from perioperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing have an expanding role in perioperative care. Such information may be used to inform a variety of changes in clinical practice, including interventions that may reduce the risk of perioperative adverse events...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
R C F Sinclair, A W Phillips, M Navidi, S M Griffin, C P Snowden
Oesophagectomy is a technically-demanding operation associated with a high level of morbidity. We analysed the association of pre-operative variables, including those from cardiopulmonary exercise testing, with complications (logistic regression) and survival and length of stay (Cox regression) after scheduled transthoracic oesophagectomy in 273 adults, in isolation and on multivariate testing (maximum Akaike information criterion). On multivariate analysis, any postoperative complication was associated with ventilatory equivalents for carbon dioxide, odds ratio (95%CI) 1...
December 2017: Anaesthesia
Huei-Kai Huang, Jyh-Gang Hsieh, Chia-Jung Hsieh, Ying-Wei Wang
Dementia is a progressive, incurable disease that can deprive patients of the ability to make decisions. This study determines whether dementia influences the medical care that a cancer patient receives at the end of life. We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study on patients aged ≥20 with newly diagnosed cancer during 2000-2012. After matching to reduce confounders, there were 7,111 patients with and 28,444 without dementia. The adjusted odd ratios (OR) for medical interventions, including intensive care, palliative care, invasive procedures, and advanced diagnostic testing, were calculated for the final month and three months of life by a multiple logistic regression model...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
A F J M Heldens, B C Bongers, A F Lenssen, L P S Stassen, W F Buhre, N L U van Meeteren
BACKGROUND: Preoperative cardiorespiratory fitness, as measured by cardiopulmonary testing or estimated using the less sophisticated incremental shuttle walk test, timed up-and-go test or stair climb test is known to be associated with postoperative outcome. This study aimed to evaluate whether parameters of physical fitness are associated with postoperative outcome in patients with colorectal cancer scheduled for elective resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Perioperative data of patients who underwent colorectal resection at Maastricht University Medical Center were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Dionisios Spyratos, Eleni Papadaki, Sofia Lampaki, Theodoros Kontakiotis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer share a common etiological factor (cigarette smoking) and usually coexist in everyday clinical practice. The prevalence of COPD among newly diagnosed patients with lung cancer sometimes exceeds 50%. COPD is an independent risk factor (2-4 times higher than non-COPD subjects) for lung cancer development. The presence of emphysema in addition to other factors (e.g., smoking history, age) could be incorporated into risk scores in order to define the most appropriate target group for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography...
2017: Lung Cancer: Targets and Therapy
Gregory T Armstrong, James J Tolle, Robert Piana, Aimee Santucci, James Leathers, Kirsten K Ness, Daniel A Mulrooney, Daniel M Green, Vijaya M Joshi, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Daniel Lenihan
Pulmonary hypertension, determined noninvasively by tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity on Doppler echocardiography, was previously identified in 25% of long-term survivors who received chest-directed radiotherapy. To validate noninvasively defined pulmonary hypertension, survivors (mean age 48 years), exposed to chest radiotherapy, underwent right heart catheterization with planned cardiopulmonary exercise testing during catheterization. Eight participants had an elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mm Hg) or with subsequent exercise (>30 mm Hg), evidence of hemodynamically confirmed pulmonary hypertension by right heart catheterization...
January 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Sumiko Maeda
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) are 2 major pulmonary comorbidities of primary lung cancer patients. The COPD patients are at risk for respiratory failure after a major lung resection when lung resection exceeds the patient's pulmonary reserve. It is important to assess a postoperative risk based on the patient's cardiopulmonary function. Cardiac risks are initially evaluated for all the candidates for lung resection, then, ppoFEV1% and ppoDLco% are calculated...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Sagar A Patel, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Jacqueline A Nyamwanda, Rachel B Jimenez, Alphonse G Taghian, Shannon M MacDonald, Nicolas Depauw
PURPOSE: Dosimetric studies have suggested greater cardiopulmonary sparing with protons over photons for left-sided postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). Modern techniques such as deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) can help spare the heart. This analysis compares photon and proton delivery with and without DIBH. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten women with left breast cancer referred for PMRT on a prospective clinical trial with unfavorable cardiac anatomy underwent free breathing (FB) and DIBH computed tomography simulation...
June 21, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
Huei-Kai Huang, Jyh-Gang Hsieh, Chia-Jung Hsieh, Ying-Wei Wang
Dementia is a progressive, incurable disease that can deprive patients of the ability to make decisions. This study determines whether dementia influences the medical care that a cancer patient receives at the end of life. We conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study on patients aged ≥20 with newly diagnosed cancer during 2000-2012. After matching to reduce confounders, there were 7,111 patients with and 28,444 without dementia. The adjusted odd ratios (OR) for medical interventions, including intensive care, palliative care, invasive procedures, and advanced diagnostic testing, were calculated for the final month and three months of life by a multiple logistic regression model...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
D Farge, R K Burt, M-C Oliveira, E Mousseaux, M Rovira, Z Marjanovic, J de Vries-Bouwstra, N Del Papa, R Saccardi, S J Shah, D C Lee, C Denton, T Alexander, D G Kiely, J A Snowden
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare disabling autoimmune disease with a similar mortality to many cancers. Two randomized controlled trials of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for SSc have shown significant improvement in organ function, quality of life and long-term survival compared to standard therapy. However, transplant-related mortality (TRM) ranged from 3-10% in patients undergoing HSCT. In SSc, the main cause of non-transplant and TRM is cardiac related. We therefore updated the previously published guidelines for cardiac evaluation, which should be performed in dedicated centers with expertize in HSCT for SSc...
November 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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