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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867563/single-port-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-propensity-matched-comparative-analysis
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Fuqiang Dai, Shenglan Meng, Longyong Mei, Chen Guan, Zheng Ma
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)-assisted lobectomy is widely used to treat non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). There are no reports concerning the comparison between single-port VATS and two-port VATS in treating NSCLC. This study aimed to compare the perioperative and short-term follow-up results between these two methods for treating NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective surgical evaluation of patients undergoing either single-port VATS or two-port VATS for NSCLC between January 2013 and June 2015 was conducted...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855709/thoracotomy-is-better-than-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-in-the-lymph-node-dissection-of-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Han Jiang, Jianjun Xu, Dongliang Yu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate which surgical method is better in lymph node (LN) dissection of lung cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive search of PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Google Scholar was performed to identify studies comparing thoracoscopic lobectomy (video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) group) and thoracotomy (open group) in LN dissection. RESULTS: Twenty-nine articles met the inclusion criteria and involved 2763 patients in the VATS group and 3484 patients in the open group...
November 17, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826728/rib-resection-using-a-pneumatic-high-speed-power-drill-system-for-lung-cancer-with-chest-wall-invasion-our-clinical-experience
#3
Yuichiro Ueda, Tatsuo Nakagawa, Toshiya Toyazaki, Naohisa Chiba, Masashi Gotoh
Rib resection for chest wall tumors, including lung cancer with chest wall invasion, is usually performed through open thoracotomy. Resection of part of the external rib cage requires an elongated or additional incision depending on the location and extension of the tumor, eventually becoming more invasive to patients. We recently introduced a technique of rib resection using a pneumatic high-speed power drill system known as "air tome". This novel technique is easy to perform through a small incision or even via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in selected patients...
November 8, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825690/variation-in-hospital-adoption-rates-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer-and-the-effect-on-outcomes
#4
Zaid M Abdelsattar, Mark S Allen, K Robert Shen, Stephen D Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Dennis A Wigle, Shanda H Blackmon
BACKGROUND: This study examined the variation in the adoption of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy across United States hospitals from a population-based national database. METHODS: We used the National Cancer Data Base to identify patients undergoing lobectomy between 2010 and 2012 and used hierarchical regression to estimate case-mix-adjusted VATS lobectomy rates using patient and tumor characteristics. We stratified hospitals into quintiles by adjusted VATS lobectomy rates...
November 5, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823756/comparison-of-pulmonary-function-tests-and-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy-vs-segmentectomy
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Maria F Echavarria, Anna M Cheng, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Emily P Ng, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Lary A Robinson, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: Lobectomy is standard treatment for early-stage lung cancer, but sublobar resection remains debated. We compared outcomes after robotic-assisted video-assisted thoracoscopic (R-VATS) segmentectomy vs lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 251 consecutive patients who underwent R-VATS lobectomy (n = 208) or segmentectomy (n = 43) by a single surgeon over 36 months. Pulmonary function tests and perioperative outcomes were compared using Chi-squared test, unpaired Student t test, or Kruskal-Wallis test, with significance at P ≤ ...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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/27809604/video-assisted-thoracic-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer-in-italy-the-vats-group-project
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Roberto Crisci, Andrea Droghetti, Marcello Migliore, Alessandro Bertani, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Piergiorgio Solli
As part of the third Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology, we introduce the Italian VATS Group ( http://vatsgroup.org/sito/index.php ). This national collaborative initiative was established in 2013 and started to recruit patients in January 2014; as of July 2016, 3680 patients have been enrolled in the database. Three different video-assisted thoracic surgery approaches have been predominantly used by Italian thoracic surgery centers, 71% of them preferentially adopting a multi-portal approach, with a 20% recorded morbidity...
November 4, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806632/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-in-patients-with-reduced-pulmonary-function-a-single-center-series
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Alessandro Bertani, Paolo Albino Ferrari, Lavinia De Monte, Emanuele Russo, Gioacchino Di Paola
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is currently considered a 'gold standard' approach for pulmonary lobectomy in patients with early-stage lung cancer, displaying equal or superior results compared with an open traditional approach. In patients with limited pulmonary function, VATS lobectomy may reduce the impact of surgery and allow outcomes similar to patients with normal pulmonary function. The preliminary analysis of our initial, single center series of VATS lobectomy showed less complications and shorter postoperative length of stay compared with a historical series of open lobectomy patients...
November 3, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794405/robot-assisted-surgery-for-lung-cancer-state-of-the-art-and-perspectives
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Giulia Veronesi, Pierluigi Novellis, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio
The robotic surgical system is the result of a long process of development aimed at producing a natural extension of the surgeon's eyes and hands via the intermediation of a computer. In this way, the ease of movement obtained with open surgery is summated with the advantages of the minimally invasive technique. Since 2000, when the first robotic system for surgery was introduced, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) has been adopted by an increasing number of centres around the world, and today is used in ∼10% of lobectomies in the US...
November 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790715/the-impact-of-resection-method-and-patient-factors-on-quality-of-life-among-stage-ia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-surgical-patients
#10
Rebecca M Schwartz, Rowena Yip, Raja M Flores, Ingram Olkin, Emanuela Taioli, Claudia Henschke
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Given the increased number of treatment options for stage IA lung cancer patients, there is a growing body of literature that focuses on comparing each option's relative impact on quality of life (QoL). The current study seeks to further understand the differences in these patients' QoL according to surgical approach. METHODS: Screening-diagnosed first primary pathologic stage IA non-small-cell lung cancer surgical patients from the I-ELCAP cohort who answered a baseline and 1-year follow-up QoL questionnaire (SF-12) were included in the analysis...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766782/comparison-of-three-dimensional-and-two-dimensional-visualization-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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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/27764965/safety-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-lobectomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-low-volume-unit
#12
Marcello Migliore, Alessandra Criscione, Damiano Calvo, Francesco Borrata, Marco Nardini, Paola Di Masi, Mariapia Gangemi, Francesco Scalieri
Several studies have demonstrated that for complex surgical procedures, surgeons who treat more patients have better outcomes than their lower-volume counterparts. The aim of this paper is to review the experience with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies in our small thoracic unit (group A), to understand whether our short-term results were different to the outcomes obtained by the same surgeon previously working in a high-volume unit (group B). Twenty six patients underwent VATS lobectomy. Hospital stay was on average 4...
October 21, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760602/-effects-of-vats-lobectomy-vats-anatomic-segmentectomy-and-open-thoracotomy-on-pulmonary-function-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#13
Yanjiao Zhang, Yushun Gao
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a malignancy with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. Surgery is the preferred treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. This study aims to investigate the effects of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, VATS segmentectomy, and open thoracotomy on pulmonary function in the early postoperative stage and compare the difference among three groups. METHODS: Pulmonary function data of patients were collected from September 2015 to February 2016 in Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences...
October 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755803/comparative-study-of-three-dimensional-versus-two-dimensional-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-two-port-lobectomy
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Peng Jiao, Qing-Jun Wu, Yao-Guang Sun, Chao Ma, Wen-Xin Tian, Han-Bo Yu, Hong-Feng Tong
BACKGROUND: The advantages and disadvantages of three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) two-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy and systematic dissection of mediastinal lymph nodes for lung cancer were investigated. METHODS: Between December 2013 and July 2015 at Beijing Hospital, 191 patients underwent lobectomy and systematic dissection of mediastinal lymph nodes for lung cancer. After applying the study criteria, a total of 165 patients were included and allocated to 3D (n = 76) and 2D (n = 89) groups...
October 4, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749589/from-biportal-to-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-anatomical-lung-resection-a-single-institute-experience
#15
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
#16
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/27746997/efficacy-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-robotic-assisted-lobectomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-retrospective-review-of-159-consecutive-cases
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Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kathryn L Rodriguez, Matthew R Thau, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether robotic-assisted surgery improves mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND). METHODS: We analyzed patients (pts) who underwent robotic-assisted video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (R-VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) over 36 months. Perioperative outcomes, tumor histology, numbers, locations, and status of all lymph nodes (LNs), and TNM (tumor, nodal, and metastasis) stage changes were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred fifty-nine pts had mean tumor size 3...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732992/surgical-treatment-of-early-l-stage-lung-cancer-what-has-changed-and-what-will-change-in-the-future
#18
Huan H Sun, Joanna Sesti, Jessica S Donington
Recent advances in the surgical treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have focused heavily on making procedures less invasive, less radical, and better tolerated. Advances in accuracy and increased utilization of cross-sectional imaging allows for diagnosis of smaller and more indolent tumors and preinvasive lesions. Similar to advanced disease, early-stage treatment is now being tailored to individual patients and their tumors. Sublobar resections are gaining acceptance as an oncologically equivalent approach to lobectomy in well-selected stage I patients...
October 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728943/the-use-of-energy-in-vats-lobectomy
#19
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/27699490/simplified-comorbidity-score-for-elderly-patients-undergoing-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-lung-cancer
#20
Tomohiro Haruki, Yohei Yurugi, Makoto Wakahara, Yuki Matsuoka, Ken Miwa, Kunio Araki, Yuji Taniguchi, Hiroshige Nakamura
PURPOSE: We investigated the efficiency of the Simplified Comorbidity Score (SCS) for predicting postoperative complications and prognosis in elderly patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. METHODS: We reviewed 216 patients aged 75 years or older, who underwent pulmonary resection by VATS for lung cancer between January, 2005 and December, 2012. The SCS assigns different scores to patients' comorbidities; namely, smoking (n = 7); diabetes mellitus (n = 5); renal insufficiency (n = 4); and respiratory, neoplastic, and cardiovascular comorbidities or alcoholism (n = 1 each)...
October 3, 2016: Surgery Today
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