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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329330/three-port-one-incision-plus-two-port-endoscopic-mitral-valve-surgery-without-robotic-assistance%C3%A2
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Toshiaki Ito, Atsuo Maekawa, Satoshi Hoshino, Yasunari Hayashi, Sadanari Sawaki, Junji Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Tokoro
OBJECTIVES: Totally endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is technically demanding and often performed with robotic assistance. We hypothesized that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) would facilitate endoscopic MIMVS and evaluated its feasibility and safety. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2016, we performed first-time MIMVS in 250 consecutive patients (122 male), with median age of 65 years (54-73 years, 25-75 percentile)...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238200/left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-case-series-and-technical-report
#2
C McNamara, P Cullen, M Rackauskas, R Kelly, K E O'Sullivan, J Galvin, D Eaton
BACKGROUND: Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) is a surgical procedure that has been shown to have an antiarrhythmic and antifibrillatory effect. Evidence indicating its antiarrhythmic effect has been available for over 100 years. It involves the removal of the lower half of the stellate ganglion and T2-T4 of the sympathetic ganglia and is carried out as either a unilateral or bilateral procedure. With advancements in thoracic surgery, it can be safely performed via a minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) approach resulting in significantly less morbidity and a shortened inpatient stay...
February 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205035/serial-improvement-of-quality-metrics-in-pediatric-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-congenital-lung-malformation-an-analysis-of-learning-curve
#3
Samina Park, Eung Re Kim, Yoohwa Hwang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim, Chang Hyun Kang
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection in children is a technically demanding procedure that requires a relatively long learning period. This study aimed to evaluate the serial improvement of quality metrics according to case volume experience in pediatric VATS pulmonary resection of congenital lung malformation (CLM). Methods VATS anatomical resection in CLM was attempted in 200 consecutive patients. The learning curve for the operative time was modeled by cumulative sum analysis. Quality metrics were used to measure technical achievement and efficiency outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111198/institution-of-a-hospital-based-central-venous-access-policy-for-peripheral-vein-preservation-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-12-year-experience
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Shilpa N Reddy, Benjamin L Yam, Sidney Kobrin, Scott O Trerotola
PURPOSE: To describe the implementation of nursing-based venous access team (VAT) and standardized interventional radiology (IR) protocols in accordance with Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines to provide central venous access while preserving peripheral veins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and small-bore central catheter (SBCC) referral and placement data from VAT and IR databases was conducted over a 12-year period...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096840/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-right-upper-lobectomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-an-azygos-lobe
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Ozgur Samancilar, Tevfik İlker Akçam, Seyda Ors Kaya, Serpil Sevinc, Onur Akcay, Kenan Can Ceylan
Although it is not a pathologically significant entity, cases of azygos lobe (AL) are interesting due to the difficulty of performing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) procedures in the affected patients and the presence of a congenital malformation. Currently, videothoracoscopic surgery has advanced to such a level that most thoracic procedures can be performed with video assistance. However, some technical difficulties may arise in cases with anatomical anomalies such as AL. This report presents the case of a patient with an azygos lobe who underwent videothoracoscopic lung resection due to the presence of non-small-cell lung carcinoma in the upper lobe of the right lung...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906718/anesthesia-for-nonintubated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
#6
Hiroshi Sunaga, Justin D Blasberg, Paul M Heerdt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses primarily on nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NIVATS), and discusses advantages, indications, anesthetic techniques, and approaches to intraoperative crisis management. RECENT FINDINGS: Advancements in endoscopic, endovascular, and robotic techniques have expanded the range of surgical procedures that can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. For thoracic operations in particular, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has largely replaced traditional thoracotomy, and continued technical development has made surgical access into the pleural space even less disruptive...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822454/report-on-first-international-workshop-on-robotic-surgery-in-thoracic-oncology
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Giulia Veronesi, Robert Cerfolio, Roberto Cingolani, Jens C Rueckert, Luc Soler, Alper Toker, Umberto Cariboni, Edoardo Bottoni, Uberto Fumagalli, Franca Melfi, Carlo Milli, Pierluigi Novellis, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio
A workshop of experts from France, Germany, Italy, and the United States took place at Humanitas Research Hospital Milan, Italy, on February 10 and 11, 2016, to examine techniques for and applications of robotic surgery to thoracic oncology. The main topics of presentation and discussion were robotic surgery for lung resection; robot-assisted thymectomy; minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer; new developments in computer-assisted surgery and medical applications of robots; the challenge of costs; and future clinical research in robotic thoracic surgery...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766782/comparison-of-three-dimensional-and-two-dimensional-visualization-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Song Dong, Xue-Ning Yang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Qiang Nie, Ri-Qiang Liao, Jun-Tao Lin, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has emerged as a safe and effective technique for treating early-stage lung cancer. Novel three-dimensional, high-definition (3D HD) imaging has removed this technical obstacle and is increasingly used in laparoscopic surgery. We compared our initial experience of 3D HD VATS with standard two-dimensional (2D) HD VATS to identify the advantages and disadvantages of 3D HD visualization in VATS. METHODS: The data of consecutive patients diagnosed with lung cancer who underwent 2D or 3D thoracoscopic lobectomy or bilobectomy at the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute from July 2013 to October 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749589/from-biportal-to-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-anatomical-lung-resection-a-single-institute-experience
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Jia-Ming Chang, Kam-Hong Kam, Yi-Ting Yen, Wei-Li Huang, Wei Chen, Yau-Lin Tseng, Ming-Ho Wu, Wu-Wei Lai, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Our study sought to review our experience from biportal to uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major lung resection. Lessons we learned from the evolution regarding technical aspects were also discussed.We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent VATS lobectomy or segmentectomies in Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, during January 2012 and December 2014. Patient clinical profiles, surgical indications and procedures, postoperative course, and oncological parameters were analyzed and compared between the biportal and uniportal groups...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747030/hybrid-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-and-en-bloc-chest-wall-resection-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Edward J Caruana, Pierogiorgio Solli, Aman S Coonar
Chest wall invasion is seen in 5% to 8% of patients presenting with lung cancer. We report a case of complete resection of a 14 cm × 9 cm pT3N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma arising from the right lower lobe and invading the lower chest wall posteriorly, in a 75 years old male, via a hybrid thoracoscopic [video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)] approach. Following conventional VATS lobectomy, a targeted 10 cm incision was performed to allow wide resection of the 7(th) to 10(th) ribs and 6(th) to 9(th) transverse processes, with the defect being subsequently reconstructed with a composite rigid prosthesis...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728943/the-use-of-energy-in-vats-lobectomy
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Eric Goudie, Mehdi Tahiri, Moishe Liberman
VATS lobectomy is a safe and effective treatment strategy for operable stage I and II lung cancer. It has a similar five-year survival compared to open lobectomy (thoracotomy). VATS lobectomy is associated with less postoperative complications and shorter hospital length of stay when compared to lobectomy by thoracotomy. VATS lobectomy has not been widely adopted by the thoracic surgical community, in part, due to technical reasons. Pulmonary artery branch manipulation in VATS lobectomy is one of the most critical parts of the procedure, especially when endostaplers are used for ligation and division of the vessel...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685705/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-left-upper-lobectomy-for-complex-lesions-how-to-extend-the-indication-with-optimal-safety
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REVIEW
Nathanaël Frank Bayard, Stephen Arthur Barnett, Philippe Rinieri, Jean Melki, Christophe Peillon, Jean Marc Baste
The feasibility of extending the VATS approach to locally advanced NSCLC has been described with good clinical outcome. These complex resections are still technically challenging and patient safety must remain the highest priority. In this article, we describe our routine VATS approach for left upper lobectomy in proximal, locally advanced lesions. Both surgical and anaesthesiology teams are trained during simulation sessions to respond rapidly in case of urgent thoracotomy. Encircling arterial and venous vessels allow control of inadvertent bleeding during difficult dissection...
August 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662190/feasibility-of-mr-based-body-composition-analysis-in-large-scale-population-studies
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Janne West, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, Thobias Romu, Rory Collins, Steve Garratt, Jimmy D Bell, Magnus Borga, Louise Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Quantitative and accurate measurements of fat and muscle in the body are important for prevention and diagnosis of diseases related to obesity and muscle degeneration. Manually segmenting muscle and fat compartments in MR body-images is laborious and time-consuming, hindering implementation in large cohorts. In the present study, the feasibility and success-rate of a Dixon-based MR scan followed by an intensity-normalised, non-rigid, multi-atlas based segmentation was investigated in a cohort of 3,000 subjects...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621881/modified-bronchial-anastomosis-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-sleeve-lobectomy-a-report-of-32-cases
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Hao Chen, Lin Huang, Guobing Xu, Bin Zheng, Wei Zheng, Yong Zhu, Zhaohui Guo, Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: Bronchial anastomosis is a key technical challenge in sleeve lobectomy, especially when using the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach. A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a modified bronchial anastomosis technique developed by the authors at Fujian Union Hospital. METHODS: From October 2010 to October 2015, we performed 32 cases of VATS sleeve lobectomy through a three-port or single-port approach...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568159/the-use-of-robotic-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-lung-resection-a-comprehensive-systematic-review
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John Agzarian, Christine Fahim, Yaron Shargall, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Thomas K Waddell, Waël C Hanna
The primary objective of this study is to systematically review all pertinent literature related to robotic-assisted lung resection. Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) case series and studies comparing RATS with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy were included in the search. In accordance with preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines, 2 independent reviewers performed the search and review of resulting titles and abstracts. Following full-text screening, a total of 20 articles met the inclusion criteria and are presented in the review...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502339/the-evolution-of-intraoperative-conversion-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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A Vallance, P Tcherveniakov, C Bogdan, N Chaudhuri, R Milton, E Kefaloyannis
INTRODUCTION Unplanned conversion to thoracotomy remains a major concern in video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. This study aimed to investigate the development of a VATS lobectomy programme over a five-year period, with a focus on the causes and consequences of unplanned conversions. METHODS A single centre retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent complete anatomical lung resection initiated by VATS between January 2010 and April 2015. RESULTS In total, 1,270 patients underwent a lobectomy in the study period and 684 (53...
February 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449461/an-alternative-use-of-wound-retractor-as-camera-trocar-in-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Federico Raveglia, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi, Alessandro Rizzi, Alessandro Baisi
Trocars used during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) present some technical disadvantages due to their rigid structure. We propose the use of an extra-small wound retractor system, designed for general surgery, as alternative to rigid trocar for camera port during VATS. In our experience the wound retractor presents 5 objective advantages: reduces intercostal nerve compression and skin injuries, improves the camera maneuverability, does not displace during operation, and protects the camera by any small parietal bleeding...
August 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405483/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-is-a-safe-option-for-benign-lung-diseases-requiring-lobectomy
#18
Antonio Mazzella, Anne Olland, Elena Garelli, Stephane Renaud, Jeremie Reeb, Nicola Santelmo, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Gilbert Massard
BACKGROUND: Lobectomy for benign lung disease is renowned to be technically complex and to be subjected to an increased complication rate. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the results obtained with video-assisted surgery (VATS) in benign disease are comparable to those obtained in oncologic surgery, where VATS has been validated. METHODS: We have reviewed the files of 246 consecutive patients who underwent VATS lobectomy from January 2012 to August 2015...
July 12, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401700/initial-experience-in-uniportal-subxiphoid-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-major-lung-resections
#19
Luis Angel Hernandez-Arenas, Lei Lin, Yang Yang, Ming Liu, William Guido, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Gening Jiang, Lei Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Uniportal subxiphoid video-assisted thoracoscopic (SVATS) surgery for major lung resections is a new approach, but clinical evidence is lacking. The aim of this study was to examine our experience with the use of the uniportal subxiphoid approach in video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) major lung resections and lymph node dissections. METHODS: From October 2014 to August 2015, 153 patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and benign disease underwent uniportal subxiphoid VATS major lung resections...
December 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358509/reduced-port-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-mediastinal-and-pleural-disease-experiences-in-a-single-institution
#20
Masaya Tamura, Yosuke Shimizu, Yasuo Hashizume
The purpose of this study was to present our current experience with reduced port thoracoscopic surgery (RPTS) for the treatment of mediastinal and pleural disease and thereafter discuss its indications and technical challenges. A total of 11 patients underwent surgery by the RPTS approach for the following conditions: thymoma (n = 2), bronchogenic cyst (n = 2), metastatic pleural tumor, thymic cyst, solitary fibrous tumor, pulmonary sequestration, pericardial cyst, neurinoma, and malignant lymphoma (n = 1)...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
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