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BACKGROUND The use of multidetector computed tomography (CT) in lung-cancer screening trials involving subjects with an increased risk of lung cancer has highlighted the problem for the clinician of deciding on the best course of action when noncalcified pulmonary nodules are detected by CT. METHODS A total of 7557 participants underwent CT screening in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate one of the primary tumor (PT) on pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to define prognostic factors. METHODS Retrospective review of patients with pulmonary metastases from RCC from January 1999 through December 2008 was performed. All patients underwent PM with curative intend.(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can reduce lung function by entrapping lung parenchyma via a rind of tumor with or without concurrent effusion. Radical pleurectomy (RP) allows expansion of the trapped lung. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in pulmonary function and lung perfusion in patients undergoing RP. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic lymph node dissection is not routinely performed in patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) of colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for lymph node metastases (LNM) and to determine prognosticators for survival in colorectal cancer patients with pulmonary metastases. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome of patients with testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (TNSGCT) undergoing intrathoracic residual tumor resection (RTR) after previous chemotherapy (CT) at a single institution. METHODS The office records of all patients who underwent intrathoracic RTR for TNSGCT after CT at a single institution from January 2000(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes from sepsis are poorly understood, and sepsis in patients may have different long-term effects on mortality and quality of life. Long-term outcome studies of other critical illnesses such as acute lung injury have demonstrated incremental health effects that persist after hospital discharge. Whether patients with sepsis have(More)
BACKGROUND The balance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and endogenous anti-oxidants is important in maintaining healthy tissues. Excessive ROS states occur in diseases such as ARDS and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Redox imbalance breaks down the extracellular matrix component hyaluronan (HA) into fragments that activate innate immune responses and(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of surgery in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is controversial and there are no established guidelines. We describe the feasibility and long-term outcomes associated with Radical Pleurectomy (RP) as surgical therapy modality in a standardized trimodality therapy concept of MPM. METHODS From November 2002 to(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) for metastatic renal cell carcinoma is an established method of treatment for selected patients. The incidence of intrathoracic lymph node metastases (ITLNM) and outcomes remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of ITLNM and long-term outcome of PM for metastatic kidney cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in COPD carries a poor prognosis. Statin therapy has been associated with numerous beneficial clinical effects in COPD, including a possible improvement in PH. We examined the association between statin use and pulmonary hemodynamics in a well-characterized cohort of patients undergoing evaluation for lung(More)