Endoluminal Therapies for Esophageal Perforations and Leaks.


:Esophageal perforation has historically been a devastating condition resulting in high morbidity and mortality. The use of endoluminal therapies to treat esophageal leaks and perforations has grown exponentially over the last decade and offers many advantages over traditional surgical intervention in the appropriate circumstances. New interventional endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic clips, covered metal stents, and endoluminal vacuum therapy, have been developed over the last several years to manage esophageal perforation in an attempt to decrease the related morbidity and mortality.


Thorac Surg Clin


Thoracic surgery clinics


Watkins JR,Farivar AS




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2018-11-01 00:00:00














  • Fast-tracking investigation and staging of patients with lung cancer.

    abstract::Standardized clinical care pathways for the investigation of patients with lung cancer allow for a reduction in the time interval between suspicion of lung cancer and treatment, lower costs, increased patient satisfaction, and quality of care. It may also be associated with a modest increase in survival. ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Shamji FM,Deslauriers J

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Surgical resection of lung cancer in the elderly.

    abstract::Assessment for thoracic surgery in elderly patients should be based on physiologic rather than chronologic age. Thoracic surgery has been shown to be safe in selected elderly patients, and age should not be a contraindication to a therapy that offers the best chance of cure for patients with early-stage cancer. A targ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

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    authors: Bravo-Iñiguez C,Perez Martinez M,Armstrong KW,Jaklitsch MT

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  • Management of Breast Cancer Invading Chest Wall.

    abstract::Surgical treatment of locally advanced or recurrent breast cancer involving the chest wall continues to play a role in the therapeutic armamentarium as part of the multidisciplinary treatment regimen. Significant progress has been made in chest wall resections and reconstructions, thanks to the availability of novel m...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Sepesi B

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Quality of life in pulmonary surgery: choosing, using, and developing assessment tools.

    abstract::There is mounting recognition that, to aid surgical decision making, treatment efficacy needs to be measured in a variety of ways, with health-related quality of life now widely regarded as an important outcome in pulmonary surgical populations. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the key ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fitzsimmons D,Wheelwright S,Johnson CD

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    abstract::Development of postpneumonectomy empyema with bronchopleural fistula is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt action. Although measures should be taken to prevent bronchopleural fistula at time of pneumonectomy, many patients experience this complication. Management focuses on drainage of the pleural space...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Bribriesco A,Patterson GA

    更新日期:2018-08-01 00:00:00

  • The significance of histology: typical and atypical bronchial carcinoids.

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    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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  • Fluorescent bronchoscopy.

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bennett WF,Altaf F,Deslauriers J

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Results of Pulmonary Resection: Sarcoma and Germ Cell Tumors.

    abstract::Pulmonary metastasis occurs in as many as 88% and 80% of stage IV patients with sarcoma and germ cell tumors, respectively. Pulmonary metastatectomy may be the only means of rendering a patient disease free. Sublobar resection (wedge or segmentectomy), lobectomy, and pneumonectomy achieve complete resection. Bilateral...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Vertebral body resection.

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    更新日期:2004-05-01 00:00:00

  • Surgical approaches and techniques in the management of severe hyperhidrosis.

    abstract::Thoracoscopy has afforded a huge advance for upper thoracic sympathetic procedures compared with prior open procedures. Different clinical syndromes of hyperhidrosis exist and require different forms of treatment. The classic severe palmoplantar pattern of hyperhidrosis will not respond effectively in the long term to...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2008-05-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::European studies have contributed significantly to the understanding of lung cancer screening. Smoking within screening, quality of life, nodule management, minimally invasive treatments, cancer prevention programs, and risk models have been extensively investigated by European groups. Mortality data from European scr...

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    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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  • Hemothorax: Etiology, diagnosis, and management.

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Nguyen DM,Schrump DS

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mollberg NM,Mulligan MS

    更新日期:2014-11-01 00:00:00

  • Fast-tracking: eliminating roadblocks to successful early discharge.

    abstract::With continually increasing health care costs and limited medical resources, there has been increasing focus on shortening hospital stays. Many medical and nonmedical reasons can lead to a delay in hospital discharge after thoracic surgery despite technically successful procedures; common obstacles include inadequate ...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin J,Iannettoni MD

    更新日期:2005-05-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ferraro P,Cugno S,Liberman M,Danino MA,Harris PG

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  • Chronic pain and thoracic surgery.

    abstract::The development of chronic pain after thoracic surgery is a particularly undesirable yet common complication. As the study of the pathophysiology of chronic pain with regard to the plasticity of the central nervous system advances, new insights are being gained into not only the potential origins of chronic postthorac...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Erdek MA,Staats PS

    更新日期:2005-02-01 00:00:00

  • Reversibility of Sympathectomy for Primary Hyperhidrosis.

    abstract::Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is an effective treatment of primary hyperhidrosis of the face, upper extremities, and axillae. The major limitation is the side effect of compensatory sweating severe enough that patients request reversal in up to 10% of cases. When ETS is performed by cutting the sympathetic c...

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    abstract::Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early stage 1 lung cancer. However, concerns still remain regarding certain clinical situations, such as potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after median sternotomy for cardiac surgery. In this article...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Serna-Gallegos D,Merry H,McKenna RJ Jr

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Can stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in early stage lung cancers produce comparable success as surgery?

    abstract::Early stage non-small cell lung cancer is a potentially curable manifestation of a disease that is typically associated with a grim prognosis. Therapies directed at early stage disease can be challenging to deliver because patients tend to be elderly with multiple comorbidities. Surgery, the standard of care, has been...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Shirvani SM,Chang JY,Roth JA

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • Surgical management for hydatid disease.

    abstract::Hydatid disease is caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. The liver and the lungs are common sites. When a cystic lesion is seen on CT scan, diagnosis is made based on the patient having lived in an endemic area. Serologic tests are used for differential diagnosis. Medical treatment is centered on albendazole...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Halezeroglu S,Okur E,Tanyü MO

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    abstract::The literature shows that, in the hands of experienced thoracoscopic surgeons, VL is a safe operation that offers patients at least comparable complication and survival rates compared with lobectomy by thoracotomy. VL can be performed safely with proven advantages over conventional thoracotomy for lobectomy: smaller i...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mahtabifard A,DeArmond DT,Fuller CB,McKenna RJ Jr

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma: overview of the North American and European experience.

    abstract::MPM is an uncommon disease with limited treatment options. Early diagnosis, a standardized staging system, early referral to centers experienced in MPM, and efforts to develop collaborative multicenter trials are essential to improving treatment for patients with MPM. Efforts to manage this malignancy, which is projec...

    journal_title:Thoracic surgery clinics

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kukreja J,Jaklitsch MT,Wiener DC,Sugarbaker DJ,Burgers S,Baas P

    更新日期:2004-11-01 00:00:00