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Older Donor Lungs Should Be Considered For Transplantation

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The use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option.
2-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients Survive the Disease

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With the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival rates.
19-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simple Urine Test After Heart Surgery Detects Patients at Risk for Kidney Injury

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A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs.
3-Oct-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Delayed Diagnosis, Not Gender Affects Women’s Treatment for Heart Disease

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Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute...
21-Sep-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STS Calls on Lawmakers to Make Patients a Priority

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is once again urging members of the Senate to ensure that patient access to high quality health care is a priority when considering health reform plans.
22-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Women Have Superior Response to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to...
15-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

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After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.
3-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STS Opposes Current Health Care Reform Efforts

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons urges members of the Senate to prioritize ensuring patient access to high quality health care when considering plans to reform health care.
27-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT

STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews

29-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

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