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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524904/metastatic-lung-cancer-and-distress-use-of-the-distress-thermometer-for-patient-assessment
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481710/getting-to-the-heart-of-the-matter-what-additional-proof-is-needed-to-demonstrate-the-value-of-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-in-thoracic-oncology
#8
Jeffrey P Gross, Tim J Kruser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479450/perception-of-chemical-venous-thromboprophylaxis-for-oncologic-lung-resections-amongst-thoracic-surgeons
#9
Rafael D Malgor, Thomas V Bilfinger, John Blebea, Harry Ma, Shirliejean R Arnold
BACKGROUND: Controversies on chemical venous thromboembolic (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing lung resection for malignancy exist. The available guidelines on VTE do not specifically address its prophylaxis in patients undergoing oncologic lung resections. The goal of this survey was to evaluate the perception of VTE prophylaxis amongst thoracic surgeons performing these operations. METHODS: A self-reported online survey was distributed to 267 active members of the General Thoracic Surgical Club between July and September 2015...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459956/adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-large-cell-neuroendocrine-lung-carcinoma-results-from-the-european-society-for-thoracic-surgeons-lung-neuroendocrine-tumours-retrospective-database
#10
Pier Luigi Filosso, Francesco Guerrera, Andrea Evangelista, Claudia Galassi, Stefan Welter, Erino Angelo Rendina, William Travis, Eric Lim, Inderpal Sarkaria, Pascal Alexandre Thomas
OBJECTIVES: Large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNC) is a rare tumour characterized by aggressive biological behaviour and poor prognosis. Due to its rarity and the lack of randomized clinical trials, the best treatment is still under debate. Some recent reports indicate that adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) may have a beneficial effect on survival. Our goal was to evaluate this finding using a large series of patients with neuroendocrine tumours obtained from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447257/recent-developments-in-radiotherapy-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-review-by-the-oncologic-group-for-the-study-of-lung-cancer-spanish-radiation-oncology-society
#11
REVIEW
N Rodriguez de Dios, P Calvo, M Rico, M Martín, F Couñago, A Sotoca, B Taboada, A Rodríguez
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 13% of all lung tumours. The standard treatment in patients with limited-stage disease is radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. In extensive SCLC, the importance of consolidation thoracic radiotherapy in patients with a good treatment response has become increasingly recognized. In both limited and extensive disease, prophylactic cranial irradiation is recommended in patients who respond to treatment. New therapeutic approaches such as immunotherapy are being increasingly incorporated into the treatment of SCLC, although more slowly than in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446984/salvage-surgery-after-high-dose-radiotherapy
#12
REVIEW
Annemie Van Breussegem, Jeroen M Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers, Paul E Van Schil
Salvage surgery is a relatively new entity in thoracic surgery and oncology. Salvage resection after radiotherapy refers to surgery as only remaining therapeutic option in patients who were treated with high-dose stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for early-stage lung cancer or full-dose chemoradiation for locally advanced lung cancer. Indications include locally progressive tumors, recurrent local or locoregional disease, or specific complications after radiotherapy such as lung abscesses or infected, necrotic cavities...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441375/primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-a-rare-and-potentially-misdiagnosed-tumor
#13
Ariel Grajales-Cruz, Francis Baco-Viera, Ernesto Rive-Mora, Carlos Ramirez-Tanchez, David Tasso, Norma Arroyo-Portela, Elizabeth Calderon, Ilean Joan Padua-Octaviani, William Caceres-Perkins
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA (EMA), KRT20 (CK20), CDX2, TTF1, LNPEP (PLAP), inhibin, ?-fetoprotein, CD30, hepatocyte paraffin, and aberrant expression of cytokeratin 7 and pankeratin...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436378/outcomes-of-corpectomy-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
#14
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The objective of surgical management of spinal metastases is to reduce pain and improve the patient's quality of life. The operation should restore spinal stability and decompress neural structures. One surgical technique is corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine. The procedure may be performed in patients in overall good health and a good survival prognosis. The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of surgical management of spinal metastases in patients who underwent corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434844/quality-and-value-of-subspecialty-reinterpretation-of-thoracic-ct-scans-of-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cancer%C3%A2-center
#15
Brett W Carter, Jeremy J Erasmus, Mylene T Truong, Jo-Anne O Shepard, Wayne Hofstetter, Ryan Clarke, Reginald F Munden, Joseph R Steele
INTRODUCTION: Patients referred to tertiary cancer centers often present with imaging studies performed and interpreted at other health care institutions. Although reinterpretation of imaging performed at another health care institution can reduce repeat imaging, unnecessary radiation dose, and cost, the benefit is uncertain. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the quality of initial imaging studies of patients seeking a second opinion at a tertiary cancer center, to compare the accuracy of initial interpretations to reinterpretations performed by subspecialty trained radiologists at a tertiary oncologic center, and to determine the potential impact on patient management...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416207/reflections-on-the-implementation-of-low-dose-computed-tomography-screening-in-individuals-at-high-risk-of-lung-cancer-in-spain
#16
Pilar Garrido, Marcelo Sánchez, José Belda Sanchis, Nicolás Moreno Mata, Ángel Artal, Ángel Gayete, José María Matilla González, José Marcelo Galbis Caravajal, Dolores Isla, Luis Paz-Ares, Luis M Seijo
Lung cancer (LC) is a major public health issue. Despite recent advances in treatment, primary prevention and early diagnosis are key to reducing the incidence and mortality of this disease. A recent clinical trial demonstrated the efficacy of selective screening by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in reducing the risk of both lung cancer mortality and all-cause mortality in high-risk individuals. This article contains the reflections of an expert group on the use of LDCT for early diagnosis of LC in high-risk individuals, and how to evaluate its implementation in Spain...
April 14, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408243/erlotinib-and-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-activating-egfr-mutations-belief-an-international-multicentre-single-arm-phase-2-trial
#17
Rafael Rosell, Urania Dafni, Enriqueta Felip, Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Oliver Gautschi, Solange Peters, Bartomeu Massutí, Ramon Palmero, Santiago Ponce Aix, Enric Carcereny, Martin Früh, Miklos Pless, Sanjay Popat, Athanasios Kotsakis, Sinead Cuffe, Paolo Bidoli, Adolfo Favaretto, Patrizia Froesch, Noemí Reguart, Javier Puente, Linda Coate, Fabrice Barlesi, Daniel Rauch, Michael Thomas, Carlos Camps, Jose Gómez-Codina, Margarita Majem, Rut Porta, Riyaz Shah, Emer Hanrahan, Roswitha Kammler, Barbara Ruepp, Manuela Rabaglio, Marie Kassapian, Niki Karachaliou, Rachel Tam, David S Shames, Miguel A Molina-Vila, Rolf A Stahel
BACKGROUND: The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib improves the outcomes of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) harbouring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. The coexistence of the T790M resistance mutation with another EGFR mutation in treatment-naive patients has been associated with a shorter progression-free survival to EGFR inhibition than in the absence of the T790M mutation. To test this hypothesis clinically, we developed a proof-of-concept study, in which patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC were treated with the combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab, stratified by the presence of the pretreatment T790M mutation...
May 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399060/thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-in-the-prone-position-versus-the-lateral-position-hand-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-127-consecutive-esophageal-cancer-patients
#18
Naoya Fukuda, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Yuma Ebihara, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Yo Kurashima, Toru Nakamura, Soichi Murakami, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Satoshi Hirano
PURPOSE: To assess the validity of esophagectomy with the patient in the prone position (PP), the short-term surgical results of PP and hand-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (HATS) were compared. METHODS: This study enrolled 127 patients who underwent esophagectomy with HATS (n=91) or PP (n=36) between October 1999 and September 2014. The patients' background characteristics, operative findings, and postoperative complications were examined. RESULTS: The patients' background characteristics were not significantly different...
April 10, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395387/novel-techniques-and-approaches-to-minimally-invasive-thoracic-surgery
#19
Osita Onugha, Rasheed Ivey, Robert McKenna
Approximately two decades ago, thoracic surgery witnessed the leap from thoracotomy to the first video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Minimally invasive lobectomy and hilar lymphadenectomy is now widely established as a safe and oncological sound technique that is the standard of care for early-stage lung cancer. The move toward less invasive surgery has no doubt driven the innovation of sophisticated instruments and technology to cope with the demanding need of working through a restricted incision...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365781/the-lung-cancer-surgical-study-group-of-the-japan-clinical-oncology-group-past-activities-current-status-and-future-direction
#20
REVIEW
Kazuo Nakagawa, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Hideo Kunitoh, Hisao Asamura
The Lung Cancer Surgical Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group was organized in 1986. Initially, 26 collaborative institutions participated. In the early period, the Lung Cancer Surgical Study Group focused on combined modality therapies and conducted nine trials, including JCOG9101: adjuvant chemotherapy for resected small-cell lung cancer, and JCOG9806: induction chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for superior sulcus tumor, which greatly impacted the treatment strategies for some special kinds of lung cancer...
March 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
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