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Identification of somatic mutations in non-small cell lung carcinomas using whole-exome sequencing.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death, with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being the predominant form of the disease. Most lung cancer is caused by the accumulation of genomicExpand
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Impact of brachytherapy on local recurrence rates after sublobar resection: results from ACOSOG Z4032 (Alliance), a phase III randomized trial for high-risk operable non-small-cell lung cancer.
PURPOSE A major concern with sublobar resection (SR) for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is high local recurrence (LR). Adjuvant brachytherapy may reduce LR This multicenter randomized trialExpand
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Noninvasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting.
OBJECTIVE Radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass may lead to digit ischemia if collateral hand circulation is inadequate. The modified Allen's test is the most common preoperativeExpand
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Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis.
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations may cause progressive cyanosis after cavopulmonary anastomosis and may develop as a result of abnormal angiogenesis. We used immunohistochemistry toExpand
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Predictors of conversion to thoracotomy for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: a retrospective analysis and the influence of computed tomography-based calcification assessment.
OBJECTIVE Conversion to an open thoracotomy during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy is reported to occur in up to 23% of cases and can be associated with increased morbidity. WeExpand
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Robotic Heller myotomy: a safe operation with higher postoperative quality-of-life indices.
INTRODUCTION Achalasia is a primary motility disorder of the esophagus that is treated most effectively with operative myotomy. Excellent outcomes with laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication areExpand
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Thoracoscopic lobectomy: introduction of a new technique into a thoracic surgery training program.
OBJECTIVE Thoracoscopic lobectomy has been demonstrated to be safe and oncologically sound. However, few thoracic surgeons perform the operation. We hypothesized that use of a predetermined, stepwiseExpand
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Traumatic diaphragmatic injury: experience from a level I trauma center.
OBJECTIVE Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (TDI) are uncommon but associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We sought to analyze patients with TDI at a large trauma center and associatedExpand
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Clinical Utility of a Plasma Protein Classifier for Indeterminate Lung Nodules
Evaluation of indeterminate pulmonary nodules is a complex challenge. Most are benign but frequently undergo invasive and costly procedures to rule out malignancy. A plasma protein classifier wasExpand
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Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma: A Rare Type of Lung Metastases—Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease that usually occurs in women of reproductive age. They typically have history of uterine leiomyoma treated with hysterectomy. BML canExpand
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