Originals in peer reviewed journals

Salati M, Brunelli A, Decaluwe H, Szanto Z, Dahan M, Varela G, Falcoz PE; ESTS
DB Committee. Report from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
2017: patterns of care and perioperative outcomes of surgery for malignant lung
neoplasm. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jul 31. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx272

Varela G. The Number of Ports in Lung Resection Surgery: A Pointless Debate. Arch Bronconeumol 2017; doi.org/10.1016/j.arbr.2017.04.019

Varela G. Operating on lungs and thinking on hearts. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017: 154: 358-9; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.096

Esteban PA, Hernández N, Novoa NM, Varela G. Evaluating patients’ walking capacity during hospitalization for lung cancer resection. Interact J Cardiothorac Surg 2017; 25: 268-271; doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivx100

Novoa NM, Esteban PA, Rodriguez M, Gómez-Hernández MT, Varela G. Functional evaluation before lung resection: searching for a low technology test in a safer environment for the patient: a pilot study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2017; 51: 856-60. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezw403

Rodriguez M, Gómez-Hernandez MT, Novoa N, Jiménez MF, Aranda JL, Varela G. Refraining from smoking shortly before lobectomy has no influence on the risk of pulmonary complications. A case-control study on a matched population. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2017;51:498-503. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezw359

Brunelli A, Salati M, Rocco G, Varela G, Van Raemdonck D, Decaluwé H, Falcoz PE. European risk models for morbidity (EuroLung1) and mortality (EuroLung2) to predict outcome following anatomic lung resections: an analysis from the European Society of Thoracic surgeons database. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 2017;51:490-497. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezw319

Hansen HJ, Varela G, Petersen RH, Walker WS.  Does the number of incisions in VATS surgery matter? J Thorac Dis 2016;8:E1625-E1627. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2016.12.53

Novoa NM, Varela G, Jiménez MF. Surgical management of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis 2016;8(Suppl 11): S895-S900. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2016.08.13

Jimenez, M.F., Novoa, N.M., Varela G. Surgery Versus Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Resectable Lung Cancer . Curr Surg Rep 2016; 4: 40. doi:10.1007/s40137-016-0162-1

Novoa NM, Jiménez MF, Varela G. When to remove a chest tube. Thorac Surg Clin, 2016;27:41-46. doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2016.08.007

Novello S, Barlesi F, Califano R, Cufer T, Ekman S, Levra MG, Kerr K, Popat S, Reck M, Senan S, Varela-Simo G, Vansteenkiste J, Peters S; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Ann Oncol. 2016 Sep;27(suppl 5):v1-v27

Álvarez FV, Trueba IM, Sanchis JB, López-Rodó LM, Rodríguez Suárez PM, de Cos Escuín JS, Barreiro E, Henar Borrego Pintado M, Vicente CD, Aldeyturriaga JF, Gámez García P, Garrido López P, León Atance P, Izquierdo Elena JM, Novoa-Valentín NM, Rivas de Andrés JJ, Crespo ÍR, Velázquez ÁS, Seijo Maceiras LM, Reina SS, Bujanda DA, Ávila Martínez RJ, de Granda Orive JI, Martínez Ede H, Gude VD, Flor RE, Freixinet Gilart JL, García Jiménez MD, Alarza FH, Sarmiento SH, Honguero Martínez AF, Jiménez Ruiz CA, Sanz IL, Mariscal de Alba A, Martínez Vallina P, Menal Muñoz P, Pérez LM, Olmedo García ME, Rombolá CA, Arregui ÍS, Somiedo Gutiérrez Mdel V, Triviño Ramírez AI, Trujillo Reyes JC, Vallejo C, Lozano PV, Varela-Simó G, Zulueta JJ. Recommendations of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery on the diagnosis and treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. Arch Bronconeumol. 2016;52 Suppl 1:2-62

Varela G. ESTS Presidential Address: Books, songs, and Thoracic Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2016;50:593-6. doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezw248

Rocco G, Nason K, Brunelli A, Varela G, Waddell T, Jones DR. Management of Stage IIIA (N2) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Transatlantic Perspective. Ann Thorac Surg 2016; 101:1247-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.01.035

Jiménez López MF y Novoa Valentín NM. ¿Cómo implementar un programa de lobectomía VATS en España? El laboratorio experimental (Wet Lab) es una herramienta necesaria. Arch Bronconeumol, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.arbres.2016.04.005.

Novoa  N, Goméz-Hernández MT, Rodriguez M, Jimenez-Lopez MF, Aranda J, Diez-Fernández F, Hernández-Hernández J, Varela G. La discusión de casos por videoconferencia mejora la eficiencia de la consulta externa de Cirugía Torácica. Arch Bronconeumol, 2016; 52: 549-52. doi:10.1016/j.arbres.2016.04.002

Varela G, Jiménez MF. Benign tracheal stenosis should never be stented with metallic devices. Arch Bronconeumol. 2016;52:121-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2015.12.004

Brunelli A, Ferguson MK, Salati M, Vigneswaran WT, Jimenez MF, Varela G. Thoracic Revised Cardiac Risk Index Is Associated With Prognosis After Resection
for Stage I Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:195-200. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.103

Lim E, Rocco G, Brunelli A, Toker A, Passlick B, Varela G, Weder W. Invasive mediastinal staging is irrelevant for PET/CT positive N2 lung cancer if the primary tumour and ipsilateral lymph nodes are resectable. Lancet Respir Med 2015; 3; e32–e33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(15)00321-5

Varela G, Gómez-Hernández MT. Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer: a word of caution. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2016; 5: 102–105. doi:  10.3978/j.issn.2218-6751.2015.10.10

Varela G. Measurement of preoperative lobar lung function with computed tomography ventilation imaging: progress towards rapid stratification of lung cancer lobectomy patients with abnormal lung function (Editorial comment). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2016;49:1083. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv303

Opitz I, Rocco G, Brunelli A, Varela G, Massard G, Weder W on behalf of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.   Surgery versus SABR for resectable non-small-cell lung cancer. Lancet Oncol 2015:16;e372-e373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(15)00123-0

Aranda JL, Jiménez MF, Rodríguez M, Varela G. Tridimensional titanium-printed custom-made prosthesis for sternocostal reconstruction.  European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2015; doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv265

Pompili C, Novoa NM, Balduyck B. Clinical evaluation of quality of life: a survey among members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Interact J Cardiothorac Surg, 2015 doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv171

Novoa NM. Patient safety in thoracic surgery and European Society of Thoracic Surgery checklist. J Thorac Dis 2015;7(S2): S145-S151. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.03.13

Jiménez MF. Uniportal versus standard video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for lung lobectomy: changing the standards requires scientific evidence. (Editorial comment) Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2015; 47 : 916

Sanz-Santos J, Serra MGallego M, Montón CCosio BSauleda JFernández-Villar AGarcía-Luján R, de Miguel ECordovilla RVarela GCases EAndreo FMonsó E. Determinants of false-negative results in non-small-cell lung cancer staging by endobronchial ultrasound-guided needle aspiration. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2015; 47 : 642-7

Rodríguez M, Jiménez MF, Gómez-Hernández MT, Novoa NM, Aranda JL, Varela G. Usefulness of conventional pleural drainage systems to predict the occurrence of prolonged air leak after anatomical pulmonary resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2015;48:612-5 doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezu470

Brunelli A, Ferguson MK, Salati M, Vigneswaran WT, Jimenez MF, Varela G. Thoracic Revised Cardiac Risk Index is associated with prognosis after resection for stage I lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2015;100:195-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.103

González PE, Novoa NM, Varela G. La estimulación nerviosa transcutánea (TENS) disminuye el dolor del hombro ipsilateral postoracotomía. Estudio prospectivo aleatorizado.Arch Bronconeumol 2015:51:621-6  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2014.11.002

Novoa NM, Rodríguez M, Gómez MT, Jiménez MF, Varela G. La prueba de escaleras limitada por altura podría sustituir a la prueba estándar en la evaluación funcional previa a la resección pulmonar. Estudio piloto. Arch Bronconeumol 2015;51:268-72 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2014.09.012

Rodríguez M, Gomez Hernandez MT, Novoa NM, Aranda JL, Jiménez MF, Varela G. La neumonectomía ofrece menor supervivencia a los pacientes con carcinoma en estadio patológico IB. Arch Bronconeumol 2014;51:223-6.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2014.09.007

Rodríguez M, Gomez Hernandez MT, Novoa NM, Aranda JL, Jiménez MF, Varela G. Morbimortalidad de la resección pulmonar en pacientes octogenarios con cáncer de pulmón Arch Bronconeumol. 2014;51:219-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arbres.2014.07.008

Varela G, Thomas PA. Surgical management of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Dis 2014; 6(Suppl 2): S217–S223

Varela G, Rendina EA. Agreement between thoracic reviewers for the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014; 45:777-8

Rodriguez-Gonzalez M, Novoa N, Gómez MT, García JL, Ludeña MD. Factors influencing malignant evolution and long-term survival in solitary fibrous tumours of the pleura. Histol Histopathol, 2014;29:1445-1454

Ferguson, MK, Saha-Chaudhuri P, Mitchell JD, Varela G, Brunelli A. Prediction of major cardiovascular events after lung resection using a modified scoring system: a Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2014; 97:1135-40

Brunelli A, Falcoz PE, D’Amico T, Hansen H, Lim E, Massard G, Rice TW, Rocco G, Thomas P, Van Raemdonck D, Congregado M, Decaluwe H, Grodzki T, Lerut A, Molnar T, Salati M, Scarci M, Van Schil P, Varela G, Venuta F, Melfi F, Gebitekin G, Kuzdzdal J, Leschber G, Opitz I, Papagiannopoulos K, Patterson AG, Ruffini E, Klepetko W, Toker A. European Guideline on Structure and Qualification of general thoracic surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014; 45:779-786

Novoa N, Jiménez MF, Aranda JL, Rodriguez M, Ramos J, Gómez-Hernández MT, Varela G. Effect of implementing the European guidelines for functional evaluation before lung resection on cardiorespiratory morbidity and 30-day mortality in lung cancer patients: a case–control study of a matched series of patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014;45:e89-e93

Vargas Fajardo MC, Novoa NM, Jiménez M, Ramos J, Varela G. Un método alternativo para la predicción del riesgo de complicaciones postoperatorias en la resección pulmonar. Arch Bronconeumol 2014; 50: 87-92

Gómez MT, Jiménez MF, Aranda JL, Rodríguez M, Novoa NM, Varela G. The risk of bilobectomy compared with lobectomy: a retrospective analysis of a series of matched cases and controls. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2014;46:72-5

Gómez MT, Rodríguez M, Novoa NM, Jiménez MF, Aranda JL, Varela G. Prevalencia de la enfermedad tromboembólica venosa en cirugía torácica programada. Arch Bronconeumol 2013; 49: 297-302

Rodríguez M, Gómez MT, Jiménez MF, Aranda JL, Novoa NM, Varela G. The risk of death due to cardiorespiratory causes increases with time after right pneumonectomy: a propensity score-matched analysis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2013;44:93-97

Romero-Camarero I, Barajas-Diego M, Castellanos-Martín A, García-Martín Á, Varela G, Abad M, Ludeña MD, Pérez-Losada J, Sánchez-García I. New models towards assessing anti-cancer therapeutics. Histol Histopathol 2012;27:157-70

Novoa NM, Ramos J, Jiménez MF, González-Ruiz JM, Varela G. The initial phase for validating the European algorithm for functional assessment prior to lung resection: quantifying compliance with the recommendations in actual clinical practice. Arch Bronconeumol. 2012;48:229-33

Refai M, Brunelli A, Varela G, Novoa N, Pompili C, Jimenez MF, Aranda JL, Sabbatini A. The values of intrapleural pressure before the removal of chest tube in non-complicated pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2012;41:831-3

Varela G, Novoa NM, Agostini P, Ballesteros E. Chest physiotherapy in lung resection patients: state of the art. Semin Thorac Surg 2011;23:297-306

de la Puente P, Ludeña D, Fernández A, Aranda JL, Varela G, Iglesias J. Autologous fibrin scaffolds cultured dermal fibroblasts and enriched with encapsulated bFGF for tissue engineering. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2011;99:648-54.

Brunelli A, Beretta E, Cassivi SD, Cerfolio RJ, Detterbeck F, Kiefer T, Miserocchi G, Shrager J, Singhal S, Van Raemdonck D, Varela G. Consensus definitions to promote an evidence-based approach to management of the pleural space. A collaborative proposal by ESTS, AATS, STS, and GTSC. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011;40:291-7

Cilleruelo Ramos A, Martínez Barenys C, Paradela de la Morena M, Varela G. [Preoperative estimation of the risk of lung resection]. Arch Bronconeumol. 2011;47 Suppl 3:2-4

Varela G, Novoa NM. Evaluación de la variabilidad interobservador en la clasificación sistemática de la morbilidad operatoria en resección pulmonar. Arch Bronconeumol. 2011;47:581-3

Jimenez MF, Varela G, Van Baardwijk A, De Ruysscher D. Radiotherapy issues in non-small cell lung cancer: radiotherapy versus surgery in the treatment of early stage. Minerva Chir. 2011;66:245-50

Freixinet JL, Varela G, Molins L, Rivas JJ, Rodríguez-Paniagua JM, López de Castro P, Izquierdo JM, Torres J. Benchmarking in thoracic surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;40:124-9

Salati M, Brunelli A, Dahan M, Rocco G, Van Raemdonck DE, Varela G. Task-independent metrics to assess the data quality of medical registries using the ESTS database. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;40:91-8 

Novoa NM, E. Ballesteros, MF Jiménez, JL Aranda, G. Varela. Chest physiotherapy revisited: evaluation of its influence on the overall cardio-respiratory morbidity after pulmonary resection.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011;40:130-4

Novoa N, Varela G, Jiménez MF, Ramos J. Value of the average basal daily walked distance measured using a pedometer to predict maximum oxygen consumption per minute in patients undergoing lung resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011; 39:756-62

Jimenez MF, van Baardwijk A, Aerts HJWL, De Ruysscher D, Novoa NM, Varela G, Lambin P. Effectiveness of surgery and individualized high-dose hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy on survival in clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer. A propensity score matched analysis. Radiother Oncol 2010; 97:413-7

Cerfolio R, Varela G, Brunelli A. Digital and smart chest drainage systems to monitor air leaks: the birth of a new era? Thorac Surg Clin 2010;20: 413–420

Varela G, Jiménez M F, Novoa N. Portable chest drainage systems and outpatient chest tube management. Thorac Surg Clin 2010;20: 421–426

Varela G. Evaluación functional respiratoria previa a la resección pulmonar: recomendaciones de las sociedades europeas. Med Respir 2010;3:27-33

Brunell A, Varela G, Salati M, Jimenez MF,  Pompili C, Novoa N, Sabbatini A. Recalibration of the revised cardiac risk index in lung resection candidates.       Ann.Thorac.Surg,2010;90:199-203

Brunelli A, Varela G, Refai M, Jimenez MF, Pompili C, Sabbatini A, Aranda JL A scoring system to predict the risk of prolonged air leak after lobectomy. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 2010; 90: 204 – 209

Brunelli A, Rocco G, Van Raemdonck D, Varela G, Dahan M. Lessons learned from the European thoracic surgery database: The composite performance score. Eur J Surg Oncol 2010;36 Suppl 1: S93-99

Varela G. Editorial comment (on:  Reeve at al, Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010;37:1158-66) Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010;37:1166-7

Varela G, Brunelli A, Jiménez MF, Di Nunzio L, Novoa N, Aranda JL , Sabbatini A. Chest drainage suction decreases differential pleural pressure after upper lobectomy and has no effect after lower lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2010; 37:531-4

Varela G, Novoa N, Ballesteros E, Oliveira R, Jiménez MF, Esteban PA, Aranda JL,  Results of a simple exercise test performed routinely to predict postoperative morbidity after anatomical lung resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg  2010;37:521-4

Varela G. Evaluación funcional previa a la resección pulmonar (Editorial). Arch Bronconeumol.2009;45:575-6

Novoa NM, Varela G, Jimenez MF, Aranda JL. Influence of major pulmonary resection on postoperative daily ambulatory activity of the patients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009;9:934-8

Brunelli A, Charloux A, Bolliger CT, Rocco G, Sculier JP, Varela G, Licker M, Ferguson MK, Faivre-Finn C, Huber RM, Clini EM, Win T, De Ruysscher D, Goldman L. ERS/ESTS clinical guidelines on fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy) Eur Respir J, 2009;34:17-41

Brunelli A, Charloux A, Bolliger CT, Rocco G, Sculier JP, Varela G, Licker M, Ferguson MK, Faivre-Finn C, Huber RM, Clini EM, Win T, De Ruysscher D, Goldman L. The European Respiratory Society and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons clinical guidelines for evaluating fitness for radical treatment (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy) in patients with lung cancer (Editorial) Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009;36:181-4

Brunelli A, Berrisford RG, Rocco G, Varela G,  on behalf of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Committee. The European Thoracic Database project: composite performance score to measure quality of care after major lung resection Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009; 35: 769 – 774.

Freixinet J, Caballero-Hidalgo A, González López-Valcárcel B, García Fernández JL, Crespo Royo I, Salvatierra Velázquez A, Canalís Arrayás E, Sánchez García M, Torres Lanzas J, Varela Simó G, Muguruza Trueba I, Mariñán Gorospe M, Cantó Armengod. Análisis de la situación actual y prevision de futuro de la especialidad de Cirugía Torácica. Arch Bronconeumol. 2009;45:107-10

López-Malpartida AV, Ludeña MD, Varela G, García Pichel J. Differential ErbB receptor expression and intracellular signaling activity in lung adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Lung Cancer.  2009; 65:25-33

Varela G, Jiménez M, Novoa N, Aranda JL. Postoperative chest tube management: measuring air leak using an electronic device decreases variability in the clinical practice. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009;35:28-31

Novoa N, Aranda JL, Jiménez MF, Varela G. Utilidad de la trasposición muscular para el cierre de la fístula bronquial postneumonectomía y de la toracostomía en un único tiempo quirúrgico. Cir Cardiov 2008;15:153-8

Aranda JL, Varela G, Benito P, De Juan A. Donor cryopreserved rib allografts for chest wall reconstruction. Interact Cardio Vasc Thorac Surg 2008;7:858-60

Brunelli A, Varela G, Van Schil P, Salati M, Novoa N, Hendriks JM, Jiménez MF, Lauwers P on behalf of the ESTS Audit and Clinical Excellence Committee. Multicentric analysis of performance after major lung resections by using the European Society Objective Score (ESOS). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008;33:282-288

Jiménez MF, Varela G, Novoa N, Aranda JL. Resultado de la cirugía del carcinoma de pulmón no microcítico con afectación N2 no sospechada antes de la toracotomía. Arch Bronconeumol 2008; 44:65-9

Varela G,  Novoa N. Future trends in preoperative evaluation. Thorac Surg Clin 2008;18:31-37

Varela G. Pay for performance in Thoracic Surgery. Thorac Surg Clin 2007; 17:431-5

Brunelli A, Varela G, Berrisford R, Rocco G. Audit, quality control and performance in Thoracic Surgery: an European perspective. Thorac Surg Clin 2007;17:387-393

Brunelli A, Rocco G, Varela G. Predictive ability of preoperative indices for major thoracic surgery. Thorac Surg Clin 2007;17:329-36

Brunelli A, Varela G, Rocco G, Socci L, Novoa N, Gatani T, Salati M, La Rocca A. A model to predict the immediate postoperative FEV1 following major lung resections. Eur J Cardio-thorac Surg 2007;32:783-6

Varela G, Brunelli A, Rocco G, Jiménez MF,  Salati M, Gatani T. Evidence of lower alteration of expiratory volume in patients with airflow limitation in the immediate period after lobectomy. Ann Thorac Surg 2007;84:417-22

Varela G, Brunelli A, Rocco G, Marasco R, Novoa N, Refai M, Jimenez MF, Salati M, Gatani T. Measured FEV1 in the first postperative day, and not ppoFEV1, is the best predictor of cardio-respiratory morbidity after lung resection. Eur J Cardio-thorac Surg 2007;31:518-21

Varela G, Brunelli A, Rocco G, Marasco R, Jimenez MF, Sciarra V, Aranda JL, Gatani T Predicted versus observed FEV1 in the immediate postoperative period alter pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006;30:644-8

G Varela, L Molins, J Astudillo,  JM Borro , E Canalís , J Freixinet, C Hernández Ortiz , F Hernando Trancho,  JA Maestre. Experiencia piloto de benchmarking en Cirugía Torácica: comparación de la casuística e indicadores de calidad en resección pulmonar. Arch Bronconeumol 2006;42:267-72

MF Jiménez, G Varela, N Novoa y JL Aranda. La lobectomía broncoplástica frente a la neumonectomía en el tratamiento del carcinoma de pulmón no microcítico. Arch Bronconeumol 2006; 42: 160 – 164

G Varela, E Ballesteros, MF Jiménez, N Novoa, JL Aranda. Cost-effectiveness analysis of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy in pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiohtorac Surg, 2006;29:216-20

G. Varela, JA Barberà, R Cordovilla, JL Duque-Medina, A López-Encuentra, L Puente-Maestu. Normativa sobre valoración del riesgo quirúrgico en el carcinoma broncogénico. Arch Bronconeumol 2005;41:686-97

Benito P, Jiménez MF, de Juan A, Aranda JL, Varela G, Reconstruction of chest wall defects after resection of large neoplasms: ten-year experience. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery 2005; 4: 250 – 255

Varela G, Jiménez MF, Novoa N, Aranda JL. Concordancia entre el tipo de resección programado y el efectuado en pacientes con carcinoma pulmonar. Arch Bronconeumol 2005;41:84-7.

Varela G, Jiménez M, Novoa N, Aranda JL. Estimating hospital costs attributable to prolonged air leak in pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2005 ;27 :329-333

Santos-García G, Varela G, Novoa N, Jiménez MF. Prediction of postoperative morbidity alter lung resection using an artificial neural network ensemble. Artif Intel Med,2004;30:61-69

Varela G, Aranda LJ, Jiménez MF, Novoa N. Emergency hospital readmission after major lung resection: prevalence and related variables. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2004;26:494-7

G. Varela, N. Novoa, M.F. Jiménez, G. Santos  Applicability of logistic regression (LR) risk modelling to decision making in lung cancer resection. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2003;2:12-15

G. Varela, MF Jiménez, N Novoa, P Macrí,  Discordance between predicted postoperative forced expiratory volumes in one second (ppoFEV1) calculated before and after resection of bronchogenic carcinoma. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2003;2:138-142.

G. Varela, MF Jiménez, N Novoa. Aplicabilidad de un modelo predictivo de muerte cáncer de pulmón a la toma de decisiones individualizadas. Arch Bronconeumol 2003;39:249-52

Pollán M, Varela G, Torres A, de la Torre M, Ludeña MD, Ortega MD, Pac J, Freixenet J, Gómez G, Sebastián F, Díez M, Arrabal R, Canalís E, García-Tirado J, Arnedillo A, Rivas JJ, Minguella J, Gómez A, García M, Aragonés N, Pérez-Gómez B, López-Abente G, González-Sarmiento R, Rojas JM.Clinical value of p53, c-erbB-2, CEA and CA125 regarding relapse, metastasis and death in resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Cancer, 2003;107:781-90.

Varela G, Cordovilla R, Jiménez MF, Novoa N. Utility of standardized exercise oximetry to predict cardiopulmonary morbidity after lung resection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001;19:351-4

Varela G, Jiménez M, Novoa N. ¿Cuál es la estancia hospitalaria adecuada para una resección pulmonar? Arch Bronconeumol 2001;37:233-6

N. Novoa, G. Varela,  M.F. Jiménez  Morbidity after surgery for non-small cell lung carcinoma is not related to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001 20: 700-704.

Klepetko W, Aberg THJ, Lerut A, Grodzki T, Velly JF, Walker WS, Ahren C, Arsovski A, Bellenis I, Bequiri S, Berrisford RG, Branscheid D, Bibicic J, Csekeö A, Drescik I, Dussek J, Erzen J, Furmanik F, Godinho MT, Goldstraw P, Gotti G, Halezeroglu S, Hamzik J, Harustiak S, Hasse J, Hartl P, Hostrup P, Horvat T, Ilic N, Jeyasingham K, Kappetein AP, Kecskes L, Laisaar T, Lampl L, Levasseur P, Maggi G, Magnanelli G, Massard G, Moghissi K, Molnar T, Noirhomme PH, Orlowski T, Pafko P, Petricevic A, Pujol JL, van Raemdonck D, Ramos G, Ris HB, Salo J, van Schil P, Schmid RA, Thorpe A, Toomes H, Varela A, Varela G, Venuta F, sa Vieira VM, Weder W, Wihlm JM, Zannini P, Marta GM. Structure of General Thoracic Surgery in Europe: By The EACTS/ESTS Working Group on Structures in Thoracic Surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001 20: 663-668

Varela G, Novoa N, Jiménez MF. Influence of age and predicted forced expiratory volume in 1s on prognosis following complete resection for non-small cell lung carcinoma. Eur J Cardio-thorac Surg 2000;18:2-6

Varela G, Jiménez MF, Hernández-Mezquita M. Seguimiento de los pacientes con cáncer de pulmón no microcítico. ¿Deben hacerlo los cirujanos? Arch Bronconeumol 1998;34:14-6

Varela G, Jiménez MF, López S, Minguez F. Estudio descriptivo de las complicaciones de la mediastinoscopia. Arch Bronconeumol 1998;34:119-22

Varela G, Del Barrio E, Jiménez M, García Cosmes P, Criado M, López Novoa JM. Papel del óxido nítrico en la adaptación del lecho vascular pulmonar a la ventilación unilateral durante intervenciones torácicas. Arch Bronconeumol 1998;34:194-198

Disdier C, Varela G, Sánchez de Cos J, Bengoechea O, Jiménez M, Garín J, Cruz JJ, Masa JF. Utilidad de la punción transbronquial y la mediastinoscopia en la estadificación ganglionar mediastínica del carcinoma broncogénico no microcítico. Estudio preliminar. Arch Bronconeumol 1998;34:237-244

Varela G. Los límites de la resección pulmonar. Arch Bronconeumol 1998;34:471-472

Del Barrio E, Varela G, , Vara A, Jiménez M, Sastre JA. La administración inhalatoria de óxido nítrico durante la ventilación pulmonar selectiva disminuye el shunt intrapulmonar. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 1999;46:247-51

Jiménez MF, Gómez-Alonso A, Varela G, Ludeña MD, García-Criado J. La perfusión tisular del donante mejora la preservación del injerto en el trasplante traqueal. Arch Bronconeumol 1997;33:572-75

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