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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322646/comparison-of-hook-wire-versus-coil-localization-for-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Sangwon Hwang, Tae Gyu Kim, Yun Gyu Song
BACKGROUND: A hook wire has been most widely used for computed tomography (CT)-guided localization before video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). However, microcoils have been suggested to replace wires. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy, VATS procedure time, and excised volume of specimens of CT-guided localization using a hook wire and microcoil. METHODS: The medical records of 106 patients with 110 pulmonary nodules who underwent CT-guided localization using a hook wire (group A) or microcoil (group B) before VATS performed between March 2013 and January 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 11, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319014/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-the-first-indian-report
#2
Arvind Kumar, Belal Bin Asaf, Harsh Vardhan Puri, Manish Kumar Sharma, Vijay C Lingaraju, Vimesh S Rajput
INTRODUCTION: The fear of pleural adhesions and densely stuck lymph nodes in India, a country where tuberculosis is endemic, is one major factor keeping our surgeons away from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. In this paper, we aim to report our experience with performing VATS lobectomy in 102 cases using a standardised three-port anterior approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2012 and September 2016, we performed 102 VATS lobectomies...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313560/surgical-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants-less-than-750-grams
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Tomasz Stankowski, Sleiman Sebastian Aboulhassan, Dirk Fritzsche, Marcin Misterski, Jakub Marczak, Anna Szymańska, Lukasz Szarpak, Cyprian Augustyn, Romuald Cichoń, Bartłomiej Perek
BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occurs more frequently in premature infants. Depending on the degree of prematurity, these children often have other serious comorbidities that could significantly impact on surgical outcome. AIM: This study aimed to evaluate clinical results of the surgical ligation of PDA in extremely low body weight preterm infants with birth weight below 750 grams and to identify risk factors of mortality. METHODS: A total of 31 preterm infants with birth weight below 750 grams and significant PDA were operated between 2006 and 2016 through posterolateral thoracotomy (n=16) or with the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) method (n = 15)...
January 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312764/ectopic-thymoma-managed-by-neck-dissection-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy
#4
John K Peel, Eitan Prisman, Tony L Ng, Anna L McGuire
Ectopic thymoma in the neck is a rare phenomenon, with fewer than 20 cases reported worldwide. Evidence for management of ectopic thymoma comes from literature for mediastinal thymoma despite clinical features that distinguish the two. Here we present a case of a 31-year-old female with an asymptomatic neck mass who was found to have an ectopic cervical thymoma with concomitant mediastinal thymic hyperplasia. The decision was made to perform a left-sided neck dissection and a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) thymectomy...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312730/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-sealant-impact-in-management-of-moderate-intraoperative-alveolar-air-leaks-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Francesco Zaraca, Maurizio Vaccarili, Gino Zaccagna, Pio Maniscalco, Giampiero Dolci, Birgit Feil, Reinhold Perkmann, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci
Background: Intraoperative alveolar air leak (IOAAL) is one of most common complications after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. The study aimed to evaluate if, in moderate IOAAL, intraoperative polymeric biodegradable sealant (ProgelTM) reduced postoperative air leak (PAL) and consequently was cost-effective. Methods: Patients with moderate IOAAL were randomised in a multicentre trial to intraoperative use of a sealant (Sealant group) or standard management of air leaks (Control group)...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312727/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-thoracoscopic-surgical-treatment-of-thymic-cysts
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Xun Wang, Kezhong Chen, Xiao Li, Yun Li, Fan Yang, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Background: Thymic cysts are rare benign developmental anomalies and there is no consensus management for thymic cysts. The aim of this study was to disclose the efficacy of perioperative diagnosis for thymic cysts by chest computerized tomography (CT) and to elucidate the surgical procedure by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in the management of thymic cysts. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 108 consecutive thymic cyst patients who underwent VATS at our institution between April 2001 and August 2015...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312723/comparison-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-with-open-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-ectopic-mediastinal-parathyroid-tumors
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Hailei Du, Minmin Shi, Lianggang Zhu, Jiamin Che, Junbiao Hang, Zhongyuan Chen, Hecheng Li
Background: To investigate the therapeutic effect of different surgical treatment for ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumors and pathological features. Methods: A total of 21 patients who were diagnosed with ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumors and underwent surgeries in our department from May 1995 to May 2015 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Results: Twenty-one patients including 8 female (36.4%) and 13 male (63.6%) were collected...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312722/semi-rigid-single-hook-localization-the-best-method-for-localizing-ground-glass-opacities-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-re-aerated-swine-lung-experimental-and-primary-clinical-results
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Guang Zhao, Long Sun, Guojun Geng, Hongming Liu, Ning Li, Suhuan Liu, Bing Hao, Xiuyi Yu, Jie Jiang
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of currently available preoperative localization methods, including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire, and microcoil, in localizing the pulmonary nodules, thus to select the best technology to assist video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small ground glass opacities (GGO). Methods: Preoperative CT-guided localizing techniques including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire and microcoil were used in re-aerated fresh swine lung for location experiments...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312720/the-long-term-impact-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer
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Shaodong Wang, Xiao Li, Yun Li, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Background: Pulmonary complications (PCs) may influence long-term survivor. We sought to determine the long-term impacts of major pulmonary complications (MPCs) and identify the independent risk factors in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the PCs of 828 NSCLC patients who underwent video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy in Peking University Hospital, the complications were graded according to TMM classification...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312711/intermittent-chest-tube-clamping-may-shorten-chest-tube-drainage-and-postoperative-hospital-stay-after-lung-cancer-surgery-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Shi Yan, Xing Wang, Yaqi Wang, Chao Lv, Yuzhao Wang, Jia Wang, Yue Yang, Nan Wu
Background: Postoperative pleural drainage markedly influences the length of hospital stay and the financial costs of medical care. The safety of chest tube clamping before removal has been documented. This study aims to determine if intermittent chest tube clamping shortens the duration of chest tube drainage and hospital stay after lung cancer surgery. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 285 consecutive patients with operable lung cancer treated using lobectomy and systematic mediastinal lymphadenectomy...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311500/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-using-a-subxiphoid-approach-for-anterior-mediastinal-tumors
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Hiroki Numanami, Motoki Yano, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Masayuki Haniuda
PURPOSE: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques have been widely used for resection of mediastinal tumors. This study investigated the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thoracoscopic thymectomy. METHODS: In all, 36 patients with anterior mediastinal tumor underwent thymectomy using the subxiphoid approach in two Japanese institutions. These patients were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: There were 16 females and 20 males with a mean age of 57 years...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300075/the-anterior-approach-to-lymph-node-station-7
#13
Daniel Fudulu, Rakesh Krishnadas, Gianluca Casali
We describe a novel video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) anterior approach to lymph node station 7 after VATS left lower lobectomy.
December 12, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297974/three-dimensional-3d-computed-tomography-bronchography-and-angiography-combined-with-3d-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-versus-conventional-2d-vats-anatomic-pulmonary-segmentectomy-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiao-Wei She, Yun-Bin Gu, Chun Xu, Chang Li, Cheng Ding, Jun Chen, Jun Zhao
BACKGROUND: Compared to the pulmonary lobe, the anatomical structure of the pulmonary segment is relatively complex and prone to variation, thus the risk and difficulty of segmentectomy is increased. We compared three-dimensional computed tomography bronchography and angiography (3D-CTBA) combined with 3D video-assisted thoracic surgery (3D-VATS) to perform segmentectomy to conventional two-dimensional (2D)-VATS for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of randomly selected patients who underwent 3D-CTBA combined with 3D-VATS (3D-CTBA-VATS) or 2D-VATS at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University Hospital, from January 2014 to May 2017...
January 3, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296228/ct-guided-hookwire-localization-before-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-ground-glass-opacity-dominant-pulmonary-nodules-radiologic-pathologic-analysis
#15
Hao-Zhe Huang, Guang-Zhi Wang, Li-Chao Xu, Guo-Dong Li, Ying Wang, Yao-Hui Wang, Xin-Hong He, Wen-Tao Li
The optimal screening or treatment strategies of solitary pulmonary nodules especially ground-glass opacities (GGOs) remain controversial. With CT-guided Hookwire localization, it is accurate to find the small lesions during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). In this study, we evaluate the efficiency and safety of CT-guided Hookwire localization of GGO-dominant (GGO component > 50%) pulmonary nodules before VATS and investigate the correlation between the radiologic features and pathology. From April 2008 to April 2014, a total of 273 patients with solitary GGO-dominant pulmonary nodules were included...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290080/burden-between-undersupply-and-overtreatment-in-the-care-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Hans-Stefan Hofmann, Tobias Suttner, Reiner Neu, Tobias Potzger, Tamas Szöke, Christian Grosser, Michael Ried
BACKGROUND:  The optimal treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of recurrence, the recurrence-free time, and to identify risk factors for recurrence after PSP. METHODS:  We performed a retrospective analysis of 135 patients with PSP who were treated either conservatively with a chest tube (n = 87) or surgically with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS; n = 48) from January 2008 through December 2012...
December 31, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280944/ngs-reveals-molecular-pathways-affected-by-obesity-and-weight-loss-related-changes-in-mirna-levels-in-adipose-tissue
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Alina Kuryłowicz, Zofia Wicik, Magdalena Owczarz, Marta Izabela Jonas, Marta Kotlarek, Michał Świerniak, Wojciech Lisik, Maurycy Jonas, Bartłomiej Noszczyk, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka
Both obesity and weight loss may cause molecular changes in adipose tissue. This study aimed to characterize changes in adipose tissue miRNome in order to identify molecular pathways affected by obesity and weight changes. Next generation sequencing (NGS) was applied to identify microRNAs (miRNAs) differentially expressed in 47 samples of visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous (SAT) adipose tissues from normal-weight (N), obese (O) and obese after surgery-induced weight loss (PO) individuals. Subsequently miRNA expression was validated by real-time PCR in 197 adipose tissues and bioinformatics analysis performed to identify molecular pathways affected by obesity-related changes in miRNA expression...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279462/recurrence-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-is-not-associated-with-allegedly-risk-prone-lifestyle-conduct
#18
Volker Steger, Ulrike Sostheim, Marcus Leistner, Thorsten Walles
PURPOSE: Spontaneous pneumothorax (PNTX) is a common disease frequently operated at specialized thoracic surgery units. Videothoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become the standard for treatment and recurrence prevention. While there is broad consensus regarding indications and techniques of PNTX surgery, postoperative risks and consecutive patient behavioral advice have not been sufficiently elucidated. METHODS: Single-center cohort analysis of 641 patients operated for primary PNTX by VATS over 10 years...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277465/optimal-timing-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-children
#19
Kibileri Williams, Timothy B Lautz, Astrid H Leon, Tolulope A Oyetunji
PURPOSE: There is no consensus in the pediatric surgical community about when to recommend video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). We aimed to identify factors that predict the likelihood of requiring VATS, and to compare recurrence rates and healthcare utilization among different management approaches to PSP. METHODS: A retrospective chart review and a telephone survey were conducted on all patients 12-21years who were diagnosed with PSP from 2007 to 2015...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273336/self-appraised-readiness-of-senior-and-graduating-general-surgery-residents-to-perform-thoracic-surgery
#20
Zachary M DeBoard, Michael Paisley, Donald D Thomas
OBJECTIVE: General surgeons perform up to 50% of noncardiac thoracic surgery (TS). Although data show consistent TS case volume during general surgery (GS) residency it is unknown whether this operative trend will persist given potentially limited subspecialty exposure. We sought to determine if certain aspects of residency programs and resident characteristics were associated with trainees' perceived comfort in performing certain basic TS procedures. DESIGN: An anonymous survey was distributed to GS residents regarding program characteristics, presence of a TS residency, and intent to pursue thoracic surgical training, and estimated case volumes of individual procedures...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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