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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647069/oncologic-quality-indicators-in-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Jessica Hudson, Tara Semenkovich, Varun Puri
This article outlines a structure for assessing thoracic surgical quality and provides an overview of evidence-based quality metrics for surgical care in both lung cancer and esophageal cancer, with a focus on process and outcome measures in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative setting.
August 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624466/resectable-clinical-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-the-optimal-treatment-strategy-an-update-by-the-british-thoracic-society-lung-cancer-specialist-advisory-group
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Matthew Evison, Amelia Clive, Lianne Castle, Helen Powell, Rachel Thomas, Robert Buttery, Vidan Masani, Susan Harden, Doug West, Ian Woolhouse
Patients and clinicians are faced with uncertainty on the optimal treatment strategy for potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer where there is clinical evidence of involvement of the ipsilateral mediastinum. Randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses have failed to demonstrate superiority of one bimodality strategy over another (chemotherapy plus surgery versus chemotherapy plus radiotherapy). One trial of trimodality treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery demonstrated an improvement in progression-free, but not overall, survival versus chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622886/five-year-outcomes-of-an-oropharynx-directed-treatment-approach-for-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
#3
Kenneth Shung Hu, Waleed Fouad Mourad, Mauricio E Gamez, Wilson Lin, Adam Saul Jacobson, Mark Stephen Persky, Mark L Urken, Bruce E Culliney, Zujun Li, Theresa Nguyen Tran, Stimson Pryor Schantz, Juskaran Chadha, Louis Benjamin Harrison
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCHNUP) is commonly treated with comprehensive radiation to the laryngopharynx and bilateral necks. In 1998, we established a departmental policy to treat SCCHNUP with radiation directed to the oropharynx and bilateral neck. METHODS: From 1998-2011, 60 patients were treated - N1: 18%, N2: 75% and N3: 7%. 82% underwent neck dissection. 55% received IMRT and 62% underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. RESULTS: At median follow-up of 54months, 5 patients failed regionally and 4 emerged with a primary (tongue base, hypopharynx and thoracic esophagus)...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619540/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-thymectomy-versus-sternotomy-thymectomy-in-patients-with-thymoma
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Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Kazuo Yoshida, Ichiro Yoshino, Meinoshin Okumura, Masahiko Higashiyama, Kenji Suzuki, Masanori Tsuchida, Jitsuo Usuda, Hiroshi Niwa
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and to compare the oncologic outcomes of VATS with those of sternotomy in patients with thymoma. METHODS: The clinical outcomes of 2,835 patients with thymic epithelial tumors treated between 1991 and 2010 in 32 Japanese institutions were collected retrospectively. The study compared postoperative complications, positive surgical margins, location of recurrence, and survival in 140 of 142 VATS-treated patients (VATS group) matched with 140 of 1,294 sternotomy-treated patients (ST group) by using propensity scores...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584690/unusual-patterns-of-thoracic-metastasis-of-urinary-bladder-carcinoma
#6
Robert Hiensch, Habtamu Belete, Mahsan Rashidfarokhi, Irene Galperin, Fouzia Shakil, Oleg Epelbaum
Urinary bladder carcinoma (UBC) is the ninth most common malignancy and the second most common urological malignancy after prostate cancer in men. Thoracic metastases occur in more than half of those with muscle-invasive disease, and these generally assume the form of multiple solid parenchymal lesions characteristic of hematogenous seeding of the lung. Unusual patterns of thoracic spread of UBC have also been described albeit sporadically in the form of case reports and series. The aim of our case series is to provide illustrations of several atypical patterns of thoracic involvement by UBC such as isolated mediastinal lymphadenopathy, cavitary lung metastases, malignant pleural effusion, endobronchial disease, and pulmonary tumor embolism...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579481/scientific-advances-in-thoracic-oncology-2016
#7
REVIEW
Ross A Soo, Emily Ca Stone, K Michael Cummings, James R Jett, John K Field, Harry Jm Groen, James L Mulshine, Yasushi Yatabe, Lukas Bubendorf, Sanja Dacic, Ramon Rami-Porta, Frank C Detterbeck, Eric Lim, Hisao Asamura, Jessica Donington, Heather A Wakelee, Yi Long Wu, Kristin Higgins, Suresh Senan, Benjamin Solomon, Dong-Wan Kim, Melissa Johnson, James Ch Yang, Lecia V Sequist, Alice T Shaw, Myung-Ju Ahn, Daniel B Costa, Jyoti D Patel, Leora Horn, Scott Gettinger, Solange Peters, Murry W Wynes, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Charles M Rudin, Anne Tsao, Paul Baas, Ronan J Kelly, Natasha B Leighl, Giorgio V Scagliotti, David R Gandara, Fred R Hirsch, David R Spigel
Lung cancer care is rapidly changing with advances in genomic testing, the development of next-generation targeted kinase inhibitors, and the continued broad study of immunotherapy in new settings and potential combinations. The IASLC and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology publish this annual update to help readers keep pace with these important developments. Experts in thoracic cancer and care provide focused updates across multiple areas including prevention and early detection, molecular diagnostics, pathology and staging, surgery, adjuvant therapy, radiotherapy, molecular targeted therapy, and immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577827/normal-tissue-constraints-for-abdominal-and-thoracic-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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REVIEW
Erqi L Pollom, Alexander L Chin, Maximilian Diehn, Billy W Loo, Daniel T Chang
Although stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy has become an established standard of care for the treatment of a variety of malignancies, our understanding of normal tissue dose tolerance with extreme hypofractionation remains immature. Since Timmerman initially proposed normal tissue dose constraints for SBRT in the 2008 issue of Seminars of Radiation Oncology, experience with SBRT has grown, and more long-term clinical outcome data have been reported. This article reviews the modern toxicity literature and provides updated clinically practical and useful recommendations of SBRT dose constraints for extracranial sites...
July 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569337/the-assessment-of-the-complexity-of-care-through-the-clinical-nursing-information-system-in-clinical-practice-a-study-protocol
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C Bravetti, A Cocchieri, F D'Agostino, R Alvaro, M Zega
BACKGROUND: The costs of nursing staff amounts to approximately 50% of the total budget of the health workforce and accounts for 20% to 30% of the total costs incurred by the health care companies. The goal of the study, by analyzing the complexity of care, is to provide a quantification of the assistance delivered, through the assessment of the technical aspects of the welfare activities according to the variable of time. Data from these activities flow into the clinical nursing information system Professional Assessment Instrument - PAI - which is used at the health facility involved in this study...
July 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561671/pathology-issues-in-thoracic-oncology-histologic-characterization-and-tissue-plasma-genotyping-may-resolve-diagnostic-dilemmas
#10
Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, Andreas Saltos, Alice T Shaw, Jhanelle E Gray
Lung cancer is a heterogeneous diagnosis that encompasses a spectrum of histologic and molecular subgroups. A paradigm shift favoring selection of treatment based on histologic and molecular makeup has positively affected prognosis for patients with metastatic lung cancer, with select patients experiencing durable responses to treatment. However, prognosis remains poor for the majority of patients. Furthermore, oncologists are increasingly faced with challenging dilemmas related to histopathologic and molecular characterization of tumors, both at diagnosis and during treatment...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560661/outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Denise Bernhardt, Sebastian Adeberg, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Nils Opfermann, Juliane Hoerner-Rieber, Laila König, Jutta Kappes, Michael Thomas, Felix Herth, Claus Peter Heußel, Arne Warth, Jürgen Debus, Martin Steins, Stefan Rieken
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors associated with overall survival (OS) and neurological progression free survival (nPFS) in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). From 2003 to 2015, 229 SCLC patients diagnosed with brain metastases who received WBRT were analyzed retrospectively. In this cohort 219 patients (95%) received a total photon dose of 30 Gy in 10 fractions. The prognostic factors evaluated for OS and nPFS were: age, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), number of brain metastases, synchronous versus metachronous disease, initial response to chemotherapy, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) class and thoracic radiation...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556532/feline-large-granular-lymphocyte-lymphoma-an-italian-society-of-veterinary-oncology-sioncov-retrospective-study
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R Finotello, M E Vasconi, S Sabattini, C Agnoli, C Giacoboni, M Annoni, A Dentini, G Bettini, P Guazzi, D Stefanello, E Bottero, P Mesto, R Marinelli, C De Feo, L Marconato
Feline large granular lymphocyte (LGL) lymphoma is an uncommon subtype of lymphoma characterized by a grave prognosis and scarce response to chemotherapy. There are limited reports on clinico-pathological and prognostic factors. One-hundred and 9 cats with newly diagnosed LGL lymphoma that underwent initial staging (including hematology, serum biochemistry, thoracic radiographs and abdominal ultrasound), and followed-up were retrospectively evaluated. LGL lymphoma was localized within the gastrointestinal tract with or without extra-intestinal involvement in 91...
May 29, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551359/previous-radiotherapy-and-the-clinical-activity-and-toxicity-of-pembrolizumab-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-keynote-001-phase-1-trial
#13
Narek Shaverdian, Aaron E Lisberg, Krikor Bornazyan, Darlene Veruttipong, Jonathan W Goldman, Silvia C Formenti, Edward B Garon, Percy Lee
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have found radiotherapy enhances antitumour immune responses. We aimed to assess disease control and pulmonary toxicity in patients who previously received radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) before receiving pembrolizumab. METHODS: We assessed patients with advanced NSCLC treated on the phase 1 KEYNOTE-001 trial at a single institution (University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA). Patients were aged 18 years or older, had an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 1 or less, had adequate organ function, and no history of pneumonitis...
May 24, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524904/metastatic-lung-cancer-and-distress-use-of-the-distress-thermometer-for-patient-assessment
#14
Victoria Sherry, Carmen Guerra, Anjana Ranganathan, Susan M Schneider
BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic lung cancer experience high levels of distress related to their disease trajectory and treatment. Oncology nurses are experts in patient care and symptom management, giving them an opportunity to screen and treat patients' distress.
. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to screen patients for distress and manage their symptoms to positively affect their quality of life, treatment adherence, and clinical outcomes, and to reduce healthcare costs...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523133/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-major-lung-resections-pitfalls-tips-and-tricks
#15
Mahmoud Ismail, Marc Swierzy, Dania Nachira, Jens C Rückert, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Nearly six years since inception, uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become a growing part of major lung resections and has revolutionized the way thoracic surgeons treat pulmonary lesions. This technique is being touted for various benefits. It ensures direct visualization together with a better exposure of the lung and allows the chance of a digital palpation of the lesion through a small incision. Postoperative pain is reduced due to the involvement of only one intercostal space without rib spreading and muscle disruption...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514132/-assessing-the-short-and-long-term-effect-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-in-octogenarian-patients
#16
Ofir Zalcberg, Dan Levy Faber, Moshe Lapidot, Lael Anson Best, Ran Kremer
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a leading deadly malignancy, both in men and women, with an increasing cancer diagnosis risk with age. Although thoracic surgery techniques have evolved and now include Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), older operable lung cancer patients are still operated on less compared to the younger population. This study aimed at investigating the postoperative morbidity, mortality, and long-term quality of life in our pool of octogenarian patients. METHODS: Octogenarians with newly diagnosed lung cancer at a clinical operable stage undergoing VATS procedures were reviewed...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505689/-pain-management-in-palliative-care
#17
Martin B Steins, Corinna Eschbach, Matthias Villalobos, Michael Thomas
A consistent pain management together with treatment of dyspnoea belongs to the main issues in symptom control in particular in palliative thoracic oncology. Together with the medicamentous therapy the psychologic and social circumstances of the affected patients have to be considered as factors influencing the experience of pain. The therapeutic fundament according to the WHO guideline for cancer pain is the opiate based medicamentous adjustment combined with non-opioids. In principle, this should be performed preferably orally, as simply as possible, according to a fix drug schedule and individually adjusted to the needed dosage...
May 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500021/thoracic-surgery-information-on-the-internet-a-multilingual-quality-assessment
#18
Myles Davaris, Stephen Barnett, Robert Abouassaly, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: Previous data suggest that quality of Internet information regarding surgical conditions and their treatments is variable. However, no comprehensive analysis of website quality exists for thoracic surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify website quality in a multilingual setting using an international standard for assessment. METHODS: Health On the Net (HON) principles may be applied to websites using an automated toolbar function...
May 12, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495690/intensive-care-in-thoracic-oncology
#19
Anne-Pascale Meert, Bogdan Grigoriu, Marc Licker, Paul E Van Schil, Thierry Berghmans
The admission of lung cancer patients to intensive care is related to postprocedural/postoperative care and medical complications due to cancer or its treatment, but is also related to acute organ failure not directly related to cancer.Despite careful preoperative risk management and the use of modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques, thoracic surgery remains associated with high morbidity, related to the extent of resection and specific comorbidities. Fast-tracking processes with timely recognition and treatment of complications favourably influence patient outcome...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494816/a-giant-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-of-the-thoracic-wall-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Evangelos P Misiakos, Vasileia Damaskou, Anna Koumarianou, Alina-Roxani Gouloumi, Paul Patapis, Nick Zavras, Anastasios Machairas
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a 48-year-old white woman who presented with a huge cutaneous protruding tumor of the thoracic wall below her left breast. CASE PRESENTATION: The lesion was excised with clear margins from the adjacent skin, and subcutaneous tissue was left to heal with second intention. A histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed a well-differentiated infiltrative cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Our patient neglected to attend our Oncological Department to receive chemotherapy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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