Amgad E el-Sherif

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BACKGROUND The appropriate use of sublobar resection versus lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer continues to be debated. A long-term analysis of the outcomes of these resections for stage I non-small cell lung cancer in a high-volume tertiary referral university hospital center was performed. METHODS The outcomes of all stage I non-small cell(More)
Local recurrence is a major concern after sublobar resection (SR) of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We postulate that a large proportion of local recurrence is related to inadequate resection margins. This report analyzes local recurrence after SR of stage I NSCLC. Stratification based on distance of the tumor (<1 cm vs ≥1 cm) to the staple line was(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a novel laparoscopic "clam shell" partial fundoplication, incorporating a modified Toupet with an anterior fundic flap for the management of medically recalcitrant gastroesophageal reflux disease. We hypothesize that this clam-shell-like mechanism allows a dynamic rather than rigid circumferential antireflux barrier allowing effective(More)
Surgical resection remains the mainstay of therapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Unfortunately, many patients present with advanced stage disease, and many with resectable early stage disease are unable to tolerate pulmonary resection because of compromised cardiopulmonary function. This article reviews the standard and some(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-induced pulmonary symptoms (PS) can be difficult to control. The effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) in controlling PS among patients with medically recalcitrant GERD is poorly documented. We evaluated our results in controlling important PS in patients with GERD undergoing LF. METHODS(More)
Standard nasogastric decompression following esophagectomy is associated with reduced patient comfort and mobility and impaired hypopharyngeal function—predisposing the patient to sinusitis, pharyngitis, and the risk of aspiration. In this study, we evaluate the results of the transcervical gastric tube drainage in the setting of esophagectomy.(More)
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