HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study shows minimally invasive lung surgery has low risk with same results as open surgery

that you expect for patients after a lobectomy done for cancer."

Although the size of the incisions may not affect survival, the authors cite a number of recent studies indicating that the minimally invasive approach does result in reduced postoperative pain, better postoperative pulmonary function, and a higher level of patient quality of life. Still, some surgeons have expressed concern about the risk of blood loss with the VATS procedure, as well as the surgeon's ability to deal with any bleeding that should occur, but studies have actually shown the VATS procedure to result in less blood loss, and according to the Annals article, only seven of the 1,100 cases were converted to an open surgery to control bleeding.

McKenna, whose thoracic surgery group may be the most active in the western United States, suggests that one reason the VATS technique has yet to become the standard of practice is that it can be technically challenging for surgeons who are not accustomed to performing videoscopic procedures and those who do not specialize in chest and lung surgery. A thoracic surgeon since 1982, McKenna is a pioneer in the videoscopic technology and technique. Well known for his research and involvement in National Institutes of Health-funded studies, he has performed and written about VATS procedures since 1992.

"Surgeons who do not have the volume of cases to do pulmonary procedures consistently and regularly will have difficulty developing the skills and routine to do lung surgery this way," he said. "But we are seeing an increase in the number of institutions and surgeons who are adopting this approach, and thoracic surgeons from around the world come here to learn how to do their lung operations this way."

Of the 1,100 patients included in the study, 595 were women, 505 were men. The average age was 71 years, with 160 patients being 80 years of age or older. The mortality rate was less than one percent, fewer than five percent of p
'"/>

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
800-880-2397
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
3-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
2. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
3. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
4. Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
5. Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
6. Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
7. Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
8. Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
9. Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimers disease
10. Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
11. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Visual Impact Frequency ... just been released to the public generating a ... building and fitness community. The commotion surrounding the ... Vin Delmonico prompting an investigative review. , "Many ... what is commonly known as a training 'plateau' ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... stem cell-based research could improve understanding of intestinal diseases ... suggests. Scientists used stem cells to grow "organoids" ... They then transplanted the organoids into mice, creating a ... researchers. "This provides a new way to study ... failure, from genetic disorders appearing at birth to conditions ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... OCTOBER 20, 2014 – The U.S. Government has ... treat Alzheimer,s disease by 2025. However, a workgroup ... the research milestones in the U.S. Government,s National ... in scope, increased in scale, and adequately funded ... series of proposals by the workgroup to enlarge ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Nearly ... Bard Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have ... Court, where two state proceedings are continuing to move ... 7,201 lawsuits have been filed over products part of ... Case List updated on October 11th, 2014, which showed ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 ... consider joining Colorado and Washington State in the outright ... some words of advice for pro-cannabis activists in those ... framework is in place, or prepare for chaos. , ... The Denver-based shop is one of Colorado’s first recreational ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Visual Impact Frequency Training Review: Rusty Moore's Latest Fitness Guide Released 2Health News:Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice 2Health News:Scientists say national Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 2Health News:Scientists say national Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 3Health News:Scientists say national Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 4Health News:Scientists say national Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 5Health News:Scientists say national Alzheimer's plan milestones must be strengthened to meet goal by 2025 6Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Litigations in New Jersey Tally More than 8,700 Lawsuits against C.R. Bard and Ethicon, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Litigations in New Jersey Tally More than 8,700 Lawsuits against C.R. Bard and Ethicon, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Litigations in New Jersey Tally More than 8,700 Lawsuits against C.R. Bard and Ethicon, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Cannabis CEO Warns Those States Considering a Legal Marijuana Market to Do Their Homework First 2Health News:Cannabis CEO Warns Those States Considering a Legal Marijuana Market to Do Their Homework First 3
(Date:10/18/2014)... , Oct. 18, 2014  In a ... Campaign (HRC), the nation,s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual ... the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). ... used to prevent the spread of a disease ... only brand name anti-HIV drug combination currently approved ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... UBM Medica US announces that Neurology Times ... for neurologists and other healthcare providers, features special coverage on ... discussions of the latest developments in approaches to diagnosis. ... , more than the total of those who have multiple ... can be difficult because there are no confirmatory medical tests. ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... MONICA, Calif. , Oct. 17, 2014 A ... Orange County doctor with a history of ... television ad for Yes on Prop 46 today, highlighting how ... random drug and alcohol testing. The ad ... goes off reading "911-Report To ER."  Proposition 46 will enact ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 2HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 3Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 3Victim Of Negligence At Hands Of A Drunk Doctor, A Physician and Consumer Advocates Release New Yes on 46 TV Ad, "On Call" 2Victim Of Negligence At Hands Of A Drunk Doctor, A Physician and Consumer Advocates Release New Yes on 46 TV Ad, "On Call" 3Victim Of Negligence At Hands Of A Drunk Doctor, A Physician and Consumer Advocates Release New Yes on 46 TV Ad, "On Call" 4
Cached News: