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Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient

12 Apr, 2021 | 01:12h | UTC

Japanese doctors perform world’s first living donor lung transplant to a Covid-19 patient – CNN

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:01h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Early outcomes after lung transplantation for severe COVID-19: a series of the first consecutive cases from four countries

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

Early outcomes after lung transplantation for severe COVID-19: a series of the first consecutive cases from four countries – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Commentary: Criteria for selecting COVID-19 patients for lung lung transplantation – Medical University of Vienna

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | New lung cancer screening guideline comes with many caveats

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:23h | UTC

New lung cancer screening guideline comes with many caveats – Lown Institute

Original Guideline: USPSTF Statement: begin screening for lung cancer at age 50 years instead of 55 years for patients at risk (article and commentaries)

 


M-A: Early tracheostomy may lower the rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and ventilator duration in critically ill patients

12 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Association of Early vs Late Tracheostomy Placement With Pneumonia and Ventilator Days in Critically Ill Patients: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Author interview: Early vs Late Tracheotomy for Pneumonia and Ventilator Days

 

 


USPSTF Statement: begin screening for lung cancer at age 50 years instead of 55 years for patients at risk

10 Mar, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Recommendation Statement: Screening for Lung Cancer – US Preventive Services Task Force

Editorials: Broadened Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening: Challenges and Uncertainty for Implementation and Equity – JAMA AND Expanded Access to Lung Cancer Screening—Implementing Wisely to Optimize Health – JAMA Network Open AND New USPSTF Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening: Better but Not Enough – JAMA Surgery AND The 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Lung Cancer Screening: The More Things Stay the Same… – JAMA Oncology

 


Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Original study: Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Lung transplants after Covid-19 raise difficult issues

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Lung transplants after Covid-19 raise difficult issues – STAT

 


Lung and thymic carcinoids: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

25 Jan, 2021 | 01:11h | UTC

Lung and thymic carcinoids: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up – Annals of Oncology

 


Postdischarge virtual visits for low-risk surgeries: A randomized noninferiority clinical trial

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:57h | UTC

Postdischarge Virtual Visits for Low-risk Surgeries: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Surgical Centers Warm Up to Video Chats, Texts for Patient Follow-Up – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Systematic review: Immunotherapy vs. chemotherapy for people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who have not been previously treated

14 Jan, 2021 | 01:30h | UTC

Single or combined immune checkpoint inhibitors compared to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab for people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer – Cochrane Library

Summary: Immunotherapy versus chemotherapy for people with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who have not been not previously been treated – Cochrane Library

 

 


Meta-analysis: Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography reduces lung cancer–specific mortality, albeit with a tradeoff of likely overdiagnosis

16 Dec, 2020 | 10:08h | UTC

Cancer-Specific Mortality, All-Cause Mortality, and Overdiagnosis in Lung Cancer Screening Trials: A Meta-Analysis – Annals of Family Medicine

 


Report: Lung transplantation for 3 patients with severe COVID-19

16 Dec, 2020 | 09:34h | UTC

Lung transplantation for patients with severe COVID-19 – Science Translational Medicine

Commentaries: COVID-19 can damage lungs so badly that ‘only hope’ is transplant – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Review: Management of common postoperative complications

4 Nov, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Management of Common Postoperative Complications – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Randomized trial: Osimertinib in resected EGFR-Mutated non–small-cell lung cancer

29 Oct, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

Osimertinib in Resected EGFR-Mutated Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Imaging features and differential diagnoses of non-neoplastic diffuse mediastinal diseases

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Imaging features and differential diagnoses of non-neoplastic diffuse mediastinal diseases – Insights into Imaging

 


[Abstract Only] Atezolizumab for first-line treatment of PD-L1–selected patients with non–small-cell lung cancer

1 Oct, 2020 | 08:53h | UTC

Atezolizumab for First-Line Treatment of PD-L1–Selected Patients with NSCLC – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Atezolizumab Leads to Longer OS for Some Types of Advanced NSCLC, Study Says – AJMC

 


[ESMO2020 press release – Not published yet] Randomized trial: No benefit for post-operative radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer

22 Sep, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

No benefit for post-operative radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer – European Society of Medical Oncology

Commentary: Phase 3 Trial Results Do Not Support PORT in Resected Stage IIIAN2 NSCLC – Targeted Oncology

 


COVID-19 and pneumothorax: A multicenter retrospective case series

11 Sep, 2020 | 01:39h | UTC

COVID-19 and Pneumothorax: A Multicentre Retrospective Case Series – European Respiratory Journal

Commentary: Another possible COVID complication: ‘Punctured lung’ – CIDRAP

 


Malignant pleural effusions: New evidence on management

4 Sep, 2020 | 02:03h | UTC

Malignant pleural effusions (MPE): new evidence on management – Evidently Cochrane

Original Review: Interventions for the management of malignant pleural effusions: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic review: International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic

17 Jul, 2020 | 08:34h | UTC

International guidelines and recommendations for surgery during Covid-19 pandemic: A Systematic Review – International Journal of Surgery

 


New USPSTF Draft Statement Now Recommends Lung Cancer Screening Beginning at Age 50 Among People at High Risk

8 Jul, 2020 | 00:56h | UTC

Draft Recommendation Statement: Lung Cancer Screening – U.S Preventive Services Task Force

Commentaries: Proposed changes to lung cancer screening guidance could increase scans among Black patients, women – STAT

 


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