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For Patients with Esophageal Cancer, Status of Lymph Nodes After Preoperative Therapy Determines Survival

According to a new study, the status of lymph nodes rather than the status of the primary tumor following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy is the most important factor that determines whether patients with locally...
25-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Opioids Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

The increase in opioid deaths in the last 20 years led a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues to look at excessive opioids prescribed to treat acute surgical pain following various procedures. Alyssa A. Mazurek...
25-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Surgery Soon After Clinical Staging of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Reduces Cancer Progression and Improves Likelihood of Cure

Significant upstaging or reclassification to a more advanced stage due to cancer progression in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can occur with each successive week from initial clinical staging to surgery, according to data presented at the...
25-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


World’s First Series of Robot-Assisted Tracheobronchoplasty Shows Promise for Successful Treatment of Tracheobronchomalacia

Robot-assisted tracheobronchoplasty (R-TBP) can be safely performed, and expands the treatment options for patients with tracheobronchomalacia, a complex, high-risk population, according to a study presented at the American Association for Thoracic...
25-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


AATS 98th Annual Meeting

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26-Apr-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mandatory Public Reporting of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Associated with Better Patient Outcomes

Mandatory public reporting of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) results in Massachusetts was associated with better patient outcomes compared to national findings, according to a recent study. Results of the 13-year Massachusetts experience...
25-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Humanitarian Cardiac Surgery Outreach Helps Build a Better Health Care System in Rwanda

This year’s AATS Centennial, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, features a presentation from a team of doctors and other medical professionals who have been travelling to Rwanda for the past 10 years as part of a...
26-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


AATS Consensus Statement Helps Manage Treatment of Coronary Anomalies

Researchers are still trying to fully understand anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and its relationship to adverse health outcomes in humans, especially children. Using the most up-to-date literature, as well as the input of...
21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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