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BACKGROUND The impact of short-term preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise capacity of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer is evaluated. METHODS A prospective observational study was designed. Inclusion criteria consisted of an indication to lung resection because of a clinical(More)
A number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been identified and used in preliminary clinical studies of the early diagnosis of lung cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of aldehydes (known biomarkers of oxidative stress) in the diagnosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We used an on-fiber-derivatisation(More)
OBJECTIVE Currently, no randomized trials exist to guide thoracic surgeons in the field of pulmonary metastasectomy. This study investigates the current clinical practice among European Society of Thoracic Surgeon (ESTS) members. METHODS A Web-based questionnaire was created exploring the clinical approach to lung metastasectomy. All ESTS members were(More)
BACKGROUND Postintubation tracheobronchial laceration is a rare complication of general anesthesia. A renewed interest in this disorder induced us to review our experience on its treatment, focusing on the evolution of the surgical approach, and describing a technical variation of the transcervical approach. METHODS From January 1994 to December 2002 we(More)
OBJECTIVE Though the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer is increasingly accepted for elderly people defined as aged over 70 years, less is reported about the results in patients over 75. This study is a single institution retrospective analysis of outcome after esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus and GEJ in patients aged over 75 years. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after thoracic surgery. The objective of the study was to prospectively evaluate the postoperative outcome of patients undergoing lung resection and presenting with new onset of AF. The postoperative course of AF was also evaluated in relation to either amiodarone or diltiazem employed as(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) and Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing (C-PET) are useful to evaluate operability in functionally compromised patients. Although modifications of PFT and C-PET after lung surgery have been widely explored, little information exists as to modifications of exercise capacity in COPD patients undergoing lung resection. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify the reliability of quantitative computed tomography (CT) to estimate the postoperative lung function in patients with mild to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who underwent a lobectomy. METHODS Nine COPD patients with lung cancer having a lung lobectomy with preoperative CT were enrolled. By applying a density mask(More)
Thoracic surgeons participating in this survey seemed to have clearly indicated their perception of VATS major lung resections, in particular VATS lobectomy. 1. The acronym VATS as a short form of "video-assisted thoracic surgery" was the preferred terminology. 2. According to the respondents, the need or use of rib spreading served as the defining(More)