Impact of induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy on pulmonary function and postoperative acute respiratory complications in esophageal cancer.

@article{AbouJawde2005ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy on pulmonary function and postoperative acute respiratory complications in esophageal cancer.},
  author={Rony M Abou-Jawde and Tarek Abdel Malak Mekhail and David Adelstein and Lisa A. Rybicki and Peter J Mazzone and Marjorie A Caroll and Thomas William Rice},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={250-5}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of induction concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT) on pulmonary function and postoperative acute respiratory complications (PARCs). DESIGN A retrospective review of our patients treated with induction cCRT to determine the impact on pulmonary function and identify predictors of PARCs. Correlations were sought between patient demographics, clinical characteristics, pre-cCRT and post-cCRT pulmonary function, radiotherapy dose, chemotherapy agents, and the… CONTINUE READING

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