Thomas A. D’Amico

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The incidence of carcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) is rapidly increasing, and the prognosis remains poor. We examined outcomes in patients who received neoadjuvant chemoradiation for GEJ tumors to identify factors that predict disease-free (DFS) and overall (OS) survival. A retrospective analysis was performed of 101 consecutive patients who(More)
We hypothesized that patients who received ketamine during thoracic surgery would benefit from suppression of the inflammatory cascade, represented by lower interleukin (IL)-6 and C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma levels. This study was a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial of ketamine in patients undergoing thoracic surgery. The(More)
We evaluated the use and efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy after resection of T1-2N1M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in elderly patients. Factors associated with the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients older than 65 years of age who underwent surgical resection of T1-2N1M0 NSCLC without induction chemotherapy or radiation in the Surveillance,(More)
The Editor, Klaus Höffken, and the Vice-Editors-in-Chief, Haiquan Chen, Junho Chung, Helmut E. Gabbert, Andreas Hochhaus, Masanobu Kitagawa, Maurie Markman, Tadatoshi Takayama, and Zhao-You Tang would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of the reviewers to the journal. We fully understand the burden and effort that are involved in the reviews and(More)
We examined survival of patients who underwent esophagectomy for locally advanced esophageal cancer with foci that were suspicious for metastatic disease on initial imaging but whose disease did not progress after induction chemoradiation treatment (CRT). The impact of pre- and posttherapy staging characteristics on survival of patients who underwent(More)
Vorgestellt wird der Fall eines 61-jährigen Patienten mit chronischem Thoraxwanddefekt und bronchopleuraler Fistel nach Resektion und mehrmaliger Rezidivresektion eines Desmoidtumors. Die bronchopleurale Fistel wurde mit einer Lungenkeilresektion verschlossen; die partielle Totraumobliteration und Thoraxwandrekonstruktion erfolgte mit Hilfe eines freien(More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to achieve a margin-negative resection (R0) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with infiltration of the pulmonary artery. We report our experience of the pulmonary artery reconstruction with regard to long-term survival. METHODS Clinical records of 118 patients with NSCLC who underwent partial or circumferential(More)
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