Jose Pedro Garcia

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The video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach to lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer varies among hospitals. Although three to four incisions are usually made, the operation may be successfully carried out using only two incisions with similar results. We observed that for lower lobes the second incision could be eliminated in selected(More)
Pulmonary sequestration is a congenital malformation characterised by cystic, non-functioning embryonic lung tissue with vascularisation of an abnormal systemic artery. They are classified as intralobar (75%) and extralobar (25%) and are more common in the left lung and lower lobes (60-90%). We report two cases of intralobar pulmonary sequestration located(More)
E v m u a EXTRACORPOREAL MECHANICAL support devices are used as an adjunct in the management of critically ill patients who are refractory to more conventional modes of therapy. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is one such device that has been used mainly in the management of patients in cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure who failed therapy(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the presence, severity and context of diabetic retinopathy among diabetic adults using hospital eye clinic services in Honiara, Solomon Islands. METHODS Fifty consecutive known diabetic patients aged ≥20 years were interviewed and underwent Snellen distance vision testing and complete ocular examination, including dilated 90 D(More)
OBJECTIVE The video-assisted thoracoscopic approach (video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)) to lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not standardised. Although three to four incisions are usually made, with the right surgical technique, the operation can be successfully carried out using only two incisions. We have analysed retrospectively,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the evolution of the video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) approach for lobectomy and results during the first 3 years of program. METHODS From 1(st) July-2007 to 31(th) July-2010 we carried out 200 lobectomies by VATS. In February 2009 we started performing VATS lobectomies with only 2 incisions .We have analyzed both annual and(More)
The most common approach for Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy is undertaken with three or four incisions, including a utility incision of about 3–5 cm. However, major pulmonary resections are amenable by using only a single utility incision. This video shows the technical procedure of a right pneumonectomy by single-incision approach with no(More)