Cytoreductive nephrectomy in patients with metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma – Aizer – BJU International – Wiley Online Library

Patients with metastatic non-clear cell RCC from the SEER program, including those treated in the targeted therapy era, appear to derive a survival benefit from CN, an association which remained significant regardless of histologic subtype.

● This observation suggests that CN remains standard in advanced RCC patients deemed to be surgical candidates.

via Cytoreductive nephrectomy in patients with metastatic non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma – Aizer – BJU International – Wiley Online Library.

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Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease with lung cancer after surgery: evaluation with 2-[18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography – Online First – Springer

The FDG uptake in PET may be a predictive factor for AE of ILD in patients who have undergone lung cancer surgery.

via Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease with lung cancer after surgery: evaluation with 2-[18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography – Online First – Springer.

American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Aortic Stenosis in the ElderlyDisease Prevalence and Number of Candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Modeling Study

With a pooled prevalence of 3.4%, the burden of disease among the elderly due to severe AS is substantial. Under the current indications, approximately 290,000 elderly patients with severe AS are TAVR candidates. Nearly 27,000 patients become eligible for TAVR annually.

via American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Aortic Stenosis in the ElderlyDisease Prevalence and Number of Candidates for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis and Modeling Study.

Options for the Failing Ventricle in Pediatric Heart Disease – Springer

In this review article, we explore the role each of these surgical modalities has to play in the management of the child with acute and chronic heart failure, and explore the recent developments in the rapidly growing field of pediatric ventricular assist.

via Options for the Failing Ventricle in Pediatric Heart Disease – Springer.

The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) is a good predictor of indication for palliative bypass surgery in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers – Online First – Springer

The mGPS is useful for predicting survival after surgical decompression due to gastrointestinal obstruction in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers. Patients with a poor mGPS may not be indicated for palliative bypass surgery.

via The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) is a good predictor of indication for palliative bypass surgery in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers – Online First – Springer.

Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement

This consensus statement describes twelve key recommendations for supportive care during treatment in low- and middle-income countries, identified by an expert international panel as part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit for Supportive Care, which was held in October 2012, in Vienna, Austria.

via Supportive care during treatment for breast cancer: Resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.

CHEST Journal | Article

Conclusions:  The duration of the ECMO bridge is a relevant cofactor in the mortality and morbidity of critically ill patients awaiting organ allocation. The NIV strategy was associated with a less complicated clinical course after LTX.

via CHEST Journal | Article.

High Procedure Volume Is Strongly Associated With Improved Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Conclusion High-volume hospitals have higher resection rates and perform surgery among patients who are older, have lower socioeconomic status, and have more comorbidities; despite this, they achieve better survival, most notably in the early postoperative period.

via High Procedure Volume Is Strongly Associated With Improved Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery.

Outcomes and xerostomia after postoperative radiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma – Wang – Head & Neck – Wiley Online Library

Outcomes and xerostomia after postoperative radiotherapy for oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma – Wang – Head & Neck – Wiley Online Library.

Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications

A new tool for assessing the risk of surgical complications might eventually be used as an optional alternative to generate reimbursement under the Physician Quality Reporting System

via Surgery Risk Calculator Predicts Complications.