Tristan Dongbo Yan

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PURPOSE The current randomized trials comparing video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy with open lobectomy for patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have been of small size. We performed the present meta-analysis of the randomized and nonrandomized comparative studies in an attempt to assess the safety and efficacy of VATS(More)
PURPOSE The efficacy of cytoreductive surgery combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal carcinoma remains to be established. METHODS A systematic review of relevant studies before March 2006 was performed. Two reviewers independently appraised each study using a predetermined(More)
BACKGROUND : Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been offered in many institutions worldwide since the 1990s. Despite its existence of more than 10 years, this treatment has received heavy criticism for its morbidity and mortality rates. This consequentially resulted in a lack of randomized trials being(More)
J. Esquivel, R. Sticca, P. Sugarbaker, E. Levine, T. D. Yan, R. Alexander, D. Baratti, D. Bartlett, R. Barone, P. Barrios, S. Bieligk, P. Bretcha-Boix, C. K. Chang, F. Chu, Q. Chu, S. Daniel, E. deBree, M. Deraco, L. Dominguez-Parra, D. Elias, R. Flynn, J. Foster, A. Garofalo, F. N. Gilly, O. Glehen, A. Gomez-Portilla, L. Gonzalez-Bayon, S. Gonzalez-Moreno,(More)
Advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer results in extensive spread of tumor on the peritoneal surfaces of the abdomen and pelvis. We collectively review studies in the literature that report the efficacy of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for ovarian cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis. An electronic search of(More)
PURPOSE This multi-institutional registry study evaluated cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM). PATIENTS AND METHODS A multi-institutional data registry that included 405 patients with DMPM treated by a uniform approach that used CRS and HIPEC was(More)
AIMS In the past, diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) has been regarded as a terminal condition. The length of the survival was dependent upon the aggressive versus indolent biology of the neoplasm, nevertheless cure was not considered as a reasonable expectation and the overall median survival was approximately one year. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to assess the value of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 expression and other potential prognostic factors in predicting the clinical outcome of patients after definitive surgery for pathologic stage IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS One hundred and forty-six consecutive and(More)
BACKGROUND In the past, diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) was regarded as a preterminal condition. The length of survival was dependent upon the aggressive versus indolent biologic behavior of the neoplasm. The overall median survival was approximately 1 year after systemic chemotherapy. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with perioperative(More)