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BACKGROUND Lung cancer has the highest mortality-rate per cancer, with an overall 5-year survival <15%. Several non-randomized studies pointed out the high sensitivity of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) to detect early stage lung cancer. In France, Depiscan, a pilot RCT of LDCT versus chest X-ray (CXR), started on October 2002 to determine the(More)
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)
OBJECTIVES Resection of pulmonary metastases originating from colorectal cancer is increasingly considered. While several adverse risk factors for long-term outcome are known, the selection of patients who may benefit from surgery remains unclear. In particular, few studies have addressed the impact of lymph node involvement, and signification of the hilar(More)
STUDY DESIGN To determine the long-term results after surgical treatment of bronchioloalveolar lung carcinoma (BALC) and to identify prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 70 patients (49 men, 21 women), mean age 61+/-10 years, was carried out. Their carcinomas were classified into three clinicopathologic types: nodular or(More)
The Port-a-cath (PAC) is a catheter totally implanted under the skin. It is commonly used in oncology for permanent venous access. It provides a more simple way to infuse chemotherapies, antibiotics or parenteral nutrition, while offering improved comfort to patients. The usual complications of these devices (infections and catheter obstructions) are well(More)
A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether the presence of extended criteria donors influences the early and long-term results in patients referred for lung transplantation. Of the 30 papers found using a report search, 14 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether prophylactic postoperative NIV prevents respiratory complications following lung resection surgery in COPD patients. METHODS In seven thoracic surgery departments, 360 COPD patients undergoing lung resection surgery were randomly assigned to two groups: conventional postoperative treatment without (n = 179) or with (n =(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)
OBJECTIVE Epidural analgesia is the gold standard for post-thoracotomy pain relief but is contraindicated in certain patients. An alternative is paravertebral block. We investigated whether ropivacaine, administered through a paravertebral catheter placed by the surgeon, reduced postoperative pain. METHODS In a randomized double-blind study, adult(More)
Surgery of aspergilloma has been renowned to be technically challenging and has a high complication rate. We have already demonstrated an improved outcome as a result of a reduction in complex cases related to history of tuberculosis. In this paper we will evaluate whether this time trend has continued during recent years. Initial presentation and(More)