The myth of Narcissus exemplified in the absolute masterpiece by Caravaggio seems to represent an ideal metaphor to explain the ever-evolving interaction between surgery and SABR in lung cancer management. You can read more in… http://www.jtcvsonline.org/article/S0022-5223%2816%2930286-0/fulltext
“Ultimately, we as a society must find a balance between health care affordability and profits that will provide the necessary incentive for continued innovation. Not doing so risks creating a health care system in which all participants lose”. http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/47/5/1331?ctkey=ERJtw054816
After watching this debate hold by Gilbert Massard and Gonzalo Varela about N2 disease management , would you perform surgery?
Dr. Gonzalo Varela highlights the importance of leadership, team work, integrated surgical training, risk assesment and patients’ safety in this interview. #Thoracic #Surgery #Leadership #Safety #Training
The last issue of the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery features an editorial comment on the manuscript by McElnay et al -in the same issue- comparing outcomes after uniportal or standard VATS lobectomy. Uniportal approach for lung lobectomy has been shown to be feasible but its advantages for the patient are far to be evidence-based.
The April issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery features an interesting retrospective comparison of long-term outcomes of clinical stage I NSCLC matched patients treated by VATS lobectomy or SBRT. Cases treated by VATS achieved significantly better overall survival and disease control compared to SBRT patients. Interestingly enough, the authors underline that all cases were…
In 1964 the first government report linking smoking and health was published in the US. Fifty years after the publication, the prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults has declined dramatically but more than 42 million Americans still smoke. In 2014, the current Acting U.S. Surgeon General released his report on 50 years of progress…