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By Kyaw Soe
Hao-Xian Yang, Kaitlin M Woo, Camelia S Sima, Manjit S Bains, Prasad S Adusumilli, James Huang, David J Finley, Nabil P Rizk, Valerie W Rusch, David R Jones, Bernard J Park
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term outcomes among robotic, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and open lobectomy in stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). BACKGROUND: Survival comparisons between robotic, VATS, and open lobectomy in NSCLC have not yet been reported. Some studies have suggested that survival after VATS is superior, for unclear reasons. METHODS: Three cohorts (robotic, VATS, and open) of clinical stage I NSCLC patients were matched by propensity score and compared to assess overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
March 22, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Guillaume Passot, Yun Shin Chun, Scott E Kopetz, Daria Zorzi, Kristoffer Watten Brudvik, Bradford J Kim, Claudius Conrad, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
BACKGROUND: In patients with bilateral colorectal liver metastases (CLM) not resectable in 1 operation, 2-stage hepatectomy is the standard surgical approach. The objective of this study was to determine factors associated with safety and efficacy of 2-stage hepatectomy. STUDY DESIGN: The study included all 109 patients for whom 2-stage hepatectomy for CLM was planned during 2003 to 2014. The RAS mutation status and other clinicopathologic factors were evaluated for association with major complications and survival using multivariate analysis...
July 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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