Anne B M Olland

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BACKGROUND We evaluated KRAS (mKRAS (mutant KRAS)) and BRAF (mBRAF (mutant BRAF)) mutations to determine their prognostic potential in assessing patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) for lung metastasectomy. METHODS Data were reviewed from 180 patients with a diagnosis of CRC who underwent a lung metastasectomy between January 1998 and December 2011. (More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary metastasectomy of renal cell carcinomas (RCC) remains controversial. Thoracic lymph node involvement (LNI) is a known prognostic factor. The aim of our analysis is to evaluate whether patients with LNI, and particularly N2 patients, should be excluded from surgical treatment. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from 122 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Data on thoracic lymph node involvement (LNI) in lung metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) are conflicting, with a 5-year overall survival (OS) ranging from 6 to 40%. We aimed to evaluate whether there are subgroups of patients according to the lymph node ratio (LNR). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data from 106 patients who underwent(More)
A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether radiofrequency (RF) offers better results than stereotactic ablative therapy in patients suffering from primary non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) unfit for surgery. Of the 90 papers found using a report search for RF, 5 represented the best evidence(More)
A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether radical mediastinal lymphadenectomy should be performed during lung metastasectomy of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Of the 13 papers found through a report search, seven represent the best evidence to answer this clinical question. The authors,(More)
A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether lung transplantation remained a beneficial treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients infected or colonized with Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) prior to lung transplantation (LTx). Of the 25 papers found using a report search, five presented the(More)
Risk factors for lung cancer in lung transplant recipients are a history of smoking and immunosuppression, to which adds increasing use of lungs from donors with a smoking history. The three typical presentations are incidental diagnosis on the explanted lung, concerning less than 2%; lung cancer developing on the lung graft, accounting for less than 1%;(More)
OBJECTIVES The high mortality rate observed on the regular waiting list (RWL) before lung transplantation (LTx) prompted the French organ transplantation authorities to set up in 2007 a dedicated graft allocation strategy, the so-called 'high-emergency waiting list' (HEWL), for patients with an abrupt worsening of their respiratory function. This study(More)
In thoracic surgery, extracorporeal life support (ECLS) techniques are performed to (I) provide a short to mid term extracorporeal mechanical support; (II) realize the gas exchanges; and (III)-depending the configuration of the circuit-substitute the failed heart function. The objective of this review is to describe the rational of the different ECLS(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of perioperative chemotherapy (POC) and targeted therapies in lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer (CRC) is still subject to debate. We aimed to evaluate whether POC and targeted therapies were associated with different outcomes according to the mutational status. METHODS We reviewed data from 223 patients who underwent pulmonary(More)