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EACTS expert consensus statement for surgical management of pleural empyema.
Pleural infection is a frequent clinical condition. Prompt treatment has been shown to reduce hospital costs, morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in treatment have been variably implemented inExpand
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Does quality of life improve in octogenarians following cardiac surgery? A systematic review
Objectives Current outcome measures in cardiac surgery are largely described in terms of mortality. Given the changing demographic profiles and increasingly aged populations referred for cardiacExpand
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Frailty assessment in thoracic surgery.
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was performed according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was the role of frailty scores in predicting outcomes of patients undergoingExpand
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What is the extent of the advantage of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical resection over thoracotomy in terms of delivery of adjuvant chemotherapy following non-small-cell lung cancer resection?
  • E. Teh, U. Abah, +4 authors E. Black
  • Medicine
  • Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
  • 1 October 2014
OBJECTIVES Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a safe and effective alternative to open lobectomy. Adjuvant chemotherapy isExpand
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Is cold or warm blood cardioplegia superior for myocardial protection?
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether the use of warm or cold blood cardioplegia has superior myocardialExpand
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Is routine stress ulcer prophylaxis of benefit for patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. We address whether routine pharmacological stress ulcer prophylaxis is of benefit for patients undergoingExpand
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Stroke prevention in cardiac surgery.
  • U. Abah, S. Large
  • Medicine
  • Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
  • 1 July 2012
This article addresses the main risk factors for stroke in cardiac surgery and discusses the role of carotid artery intervention and peri-operative epi-aortic scanning in the prevention of stroke. InExpand
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Digital pathology is a practical alternative to on‐site intraoperative frozen section diagnosis in thoracic surgery
Telepathology uses digitised image transfer to allow off‐site reporting of histopathology slides. This technology could facilitate the centralisation of pathology services, which may improve theirExpand
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Pathological lymph node involvement is not a predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer†
OBJECTIVES As the practice of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy gains widespread acceptance, the complexity of procedures attempted increases and the stage of tumour that may beExpand
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