Zongfei Wang

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BACKGROUND The frequent recurrence of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is generally attributable to metastatic disease undetected at complete resection. Management of such patients depends on prognostic staging to identify the individuals most likely to have occult disease. We aimed to develop and validate a practical, reliable assay that(More)
Double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLET) anaesthesia is the commonly used method in minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIE). However, DLET intubation does have its disadvantages. Firstly, the placement of the DLET needs a skilled anaesthetist with familiarity of the technique and subsequent ability to perform a fibre-optic bronchoscopy for confirmation.(More)
The programmed death-1 (PD-1)/programmed death-ligands (PD-Ls) signal pathway has been implicated as a potential immune escape mechanism in several human cancers. However, the studies of PD‑1/PD‑Ls pathway in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ECSS) are not yet sufficient. The current study investigated the expression of PD‑L1, PD‑L2 and PD‑1 in ESCC(More)
The effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on the survival of patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) remains controversial. The optimal management strategy for resectable ESCCs varies regionally based on local randomized controlled trials. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to re-evaluate this controversial issue.A(More)
BACKGROUND The survival benefits of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for esophagus squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains controversial. The surgical procedure was not well defined in NAC strategy, in past trials. The different surgical procedure and different levels of lymphadenectomy may decrease the survival benefits from NAC. The new chemotherapy regimen(More)
  • Xiankai Chen, Yin Li, +5 authors Yan Zheng
  • Journal of thoracic disease
  • 2016
Esophageal schwannomas are rarely observed, and the most frequent presenting symptom is dysphagia. In such cases, esophageal endoscopy shows a mucosal protrusion with normal esophageal mucosa. Esophagography shows a protruding smooth mass in the middle thoracic esophagus. Both fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and endoscopic(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) by occlusion of the pulmonary arterial bed may lead to acute life-threatening but potentially reversible right ventricular failure, one of the most severe complications of thoracic surgery. Still, the incidence of acute pulmonary embolism after surgery is reduced by comprehensive anticoagulant prevention, improved surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility of no nasogastric intubation and early oral feeding at will after thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS Between January 2013 and January 2014, the feasibility of no nasogastric intubation and early oral feeding at postoperative day(POD) 1 after thoracolaparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVES In our previous study, early oral feeding following McKeown minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIE) has been shown to be a safe and a feasible approach for early recovery of intestinal function and an improvement of quality of life. This study investigates the effect of 'chewing 50 times per bite' on early oral feeding following MIE. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the lymph node (MLNs) metastasis of thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) to explore the patterns of lymphatic spread and the rational surgical procedure and extent of lymph node dissection for ESCC. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 313 consecutive patients treated in our hospital between January 2010 and May 2014(More)