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Penn Researchers Initiate Ground-Breaking New Trials To Treat

...n-up new options for treatment ofnumerous advanced thoracic cancers. # # # Editor's notes: Dr. Friedberg can be reached directly by calling(215) 662-4988; Dr. Hahn can be reached directly by calling (215)662-7296. Select patients are also available for interview uponrequest....

Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery

...selittle tools." Robert J. McKenna, specialist in thoracic surgery at Cedars-Sinai, willdemonstrate a video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, starting at 10a.m. Lobectomy, the removal of a lobe of a lung, is the mos...

Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division

...n thewestern United States to offer video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) forinfants and children. The procedure allows surgeons to repair heart and vesseldefects even in premature babies weighing only slightly more than a pound.Surgery is performed through 3- to 4-millimeter incisions using a 2.7-millimeter...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2000

...uld capture and classify acoustic signals from the thoracic region and would alert medics to a life-threatening condition. [Contact: Glenn Allgood] PHYSICS Two protons at a time . . . Researchers at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility recently chalked up a physics "first": the simultaneous emissi...

Elderly lung cancer patients tolerate aggressive chemotherapy as well as younger patients

...ive care alone, says Corey Langer, MD, director of thoracic and head and neck medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and lead author on the paper. This study proves that relatively fit elderly patients can tolerate more aggressive chemotherapy to treat non-small cell lung cancer. In the retrospectiv...

UK health service is failing lung cancer patients

...treatment because of a dire shortage of specialist thoracic surgeons, according to an editorial in this weeks ...calls for immediate action to double the number of thoracic surgeons and increase investment to meet European average standards. The time has now come to double...

Two studies find proven methods for predicting internal injuries in children

...lood pressure, elevated respiratory rate, abnormal thoracic examination results, abnormal sounds heard in the ...exhibit any of these symptoms, the likelihood of a thoracic injury is low, said the studys authors. (A Clinical Decision Rule for Identifying Children With Thor...

PET/CT may identify 'vulnerable' aortic plaque

...d at least one positive focus of FDG uptake in the thoracic aortic wall, and 45 patients showed calcifications. In general, the site of FDG uptake in the patients was distinct from the site of calcifications. "Our analysis hypothesizes that a certain percentage of the FDG uptake sites potentially correspond...

New endovascular prosthesis is promising for non-surgical treatment of TAAs

...is shedding new light on endovascular treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs). A life threatening condi...imately 60 patients over the last three years with thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and other cause of acute rupture. REI and the Harbor-UCLA Medi...

PET/CT scanning now available at Fox Chase Cancer Center

...e," says Melvyn Goldberg, MD, chief of Fox Chase's thoracic surgery program. "With PET/CT, we'll be able to more accurately stage our patients and avoid diagnostic surgeries. The PET/CT has the capability of finding cancers including those that have spread to other organs that are 8 millimeters in size, which...

Operating on a beating heart shows benefit in elderly

...uis P. Perrault, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) in Quebec. "However, until now, surgeons have been unable to identify in which patients the technique is most beneficial. This study provides striking evidence that patients over 80 are a subgroup who ca...

Beijing conference to address lung cancer crisis in China

...ients with both straightforward and highly complex thoracic surgical problems as well as an active Thoracic On...of mesothelioma, lung cancer, esophageal and other thoracic malignancies. The Laboratory's effort is primarily translational in nature with the intent to bring ...

Jefferson surgeons turning to light therapy for advanced lung cancer

...D., is trying another way. Dr. Friedberg, chief of thoracic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center, is leading a clinical trial examining the effects of light, or more specifically, photodynamic therapy (PDT), on this type of advanced NSCLC. Such patients have can...

Early use of universal forms boosts informed consent among ICU patients

...ugh the chest wall with drainage of fluid from the thoracic cavity), paracentesis (surgical puncture through the abdominal wall with drainage or aspiration of fluid from the abdominal cavity) and intubation/mechanical ventilation....

Minimally invasive esophagectomy results in improved survival and shorter hospital stays

...ociate professor of surgery and chief, division of thoracic surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and co-director, Lung and Esophageal Cancer Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Chrish Fernando, M.D., also of UPMC, will be presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the Amer...

Chest 2003 registration open to media

...ulmonology, disaster response, women's health, and thoracic surgery. Thousands of physicians and medical professionals will be on hand to choose from over 175 general scientific sessions, 10 honor lectures, 22 postgraduate courses, and 30 satellite symposia. This year's conference also will feature three p...

World experts present respiratory and critical care research at CHEST 2003, intl scientific assembly

...nd end-of-life care, COPD, sleep medicine, sepsis, thoracic surgery, tobacco cessation, and other respiratory conditions during CHEST 2003, the multidisciplinary world congress on diseases of the chest, October 25-30, in Orlando, FL. Thousands of medical professionals will be on hand to learn from national an...

Iressa news backgrounder

...u." Expanding Iressa's use in head and neck, and thoracic cancers In addition to continuing to test the drug as a treatment for lung cancer, Iressa also will be tested as a possible preventive agent in early stage disease and may further be helpful as maintenance therapy. Many researchers at M. D. Ande...

New drug for non-small cell lung cancer shows efficacy

...gefinitib (Iressa), led by Dr. Mark Kris, chief of thoracic oncology atMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, are published in the October 22Journal of the American Medical Association. A subset of the data fromthis clinical trial formed the basis for approval of the drug by theFood and Drug Administration o...

New stent graft for thoracic aneurysms offered at Penn

...antly increase the number of treatment options for thoracic aneurysm patients," said Fairman. "In most instanc... it under fluoroscopic guidance to the site of the thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection, where it is then deployed. Once placed, the stent graft expands to fi...

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