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More than 111 patients with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (TDH) were treated in a 5 1/2-year period; eight (7.2%) were first recognized more than 30 days postinjury. All were men, and their average age was 33.4 years. Seven injuries were on the left side; one was on the right side. The mechanism of injury was equally divided between penetrating and blunt(More)
OBJECTIVES Comparative studies of survival between stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and surgery have been limited by lack of comparisons of recurrence patterns between matched cohorts in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS All patients undergoing treatment with surgery or SBRT for clinical stage I NSCLC between June 2004 and December(More)
PURPOSE To provide guidance to physicians and patients with regard to the use of adjuvant external beam radiation therapy (RT) in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA NSCLC) based on available medical evidence complemented by consensus-based expert opinion. METHODS AND MATERIALS A panel authorized by the American Society for Radiation Oncology(More)
This review examines available data concerning the natural history of treated and untreated inguinal hernias. The incidence of complications with either treatment strategy is discussed using historical information from a time before herniorrhaphy became routine and contemporary data from two recently completed randomized controlled trials comparing routine(More)
Minimally invasive surgical techniques decrease the length of hospitalization and the morbidity for general surgery procedures. Application of minimally invasive techniques to obesity surgery had previously been limited to stapled techniques used primarily for the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic band placement. The authors present the technique(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of modern postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) on overall survival (OS) for patients with N2 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated nationally with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with pathologic N2 NSCLC who underwent complete resection and adjuvant chemotherapy from 2006 to 2010 were(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to review the international experience in lung transplantation using lung donation after circulatory death (DCD). METHODS In this retrospective study, data from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) DCD Registry were analyzed. The study cohort included DCD lung transplants performed(More)
BACKGROUND Lung donation after cardiac death (DCD) can enlarge the donor pool. Single-center reports have shown comparable outcomes after lung transplantation using conventional donors versus DCD in small numbers of patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of DCD experience at a single lung transplant program using a prospective database. (More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to compare patterns of failure between lobar resection (lobectomy or pneumonectomy) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for patients with clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS From January 2004 to January 2008, 338 patients underwent definitive treatment for pathologically(More)