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associated with nodal metastasis in 2-centimeter or less
non–small cell lung cancer
Ethan Pani, MM, Gregory Kennedy,
MD, Xin Zheng, MSc, Benjamin Ukert, PhD, Doraid Jarrar,
MD, Colleen Gaughan, MD, Taine Pechet, MD, John
Kucharczuk, MD, Sunil Singhal, MD
subtypes of small adenocarcinomas may not need a LN
evaluation, but this information is rarely available
pre- or intraoperatively. Thus, an LN evaluation is
recommended for all patients with NSCLC.
Seek (the nodes) and you shall find (the nodes)
Hanna, MDCM, MBA, FRCSC
Lymph node sampling is required
during resection for small lung nodules.
with lymph node sampling for restaging the mediastinum in
lung cancer: A systematic review and pooled data analysis
Long Jiang, MD, PhD, Weizhe Huang,
MD, PhD, Jun Liu, MD, PhD, Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP,
Lonny Yarmus, MD, FCCP, Wenlong Shao, MD, PhD, Hanzhang
Chen, MD, PhD, Wenhua Liang, MD, PhD, Jianxing He, MD,
PhD, FACS, FRCS
with lymph node sampling is an accurate and safe
technique for mediastinal restaging of lung cancer.
Mediastinal restaging with endosonography—Encouraging
results, but does it really matter?
C. Menezes, MD, Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD
Endosonographic restaging is
accurate and safe after induction therapy in lung
Video Legend: Endosonography &
lymph node sampling
LUNG: EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY
Process Map: A novel dynamic simulation system for
Junko Tokuno, MD, Toyofumi F.
Chen-Yoshikawa, MD, PhD, Megumi Nakao, PhD, Tetsuya
Matsuda, MD, PhDb, Hiroshi Date, MD, PhD
successfully developed a novel simulation system that
generates virtual dynamic images based on
patient-specific CT data for anatomic pulmonary
A small step for technology, a potential giant leap for
Weksler, MBA, MD
A 3-D reconstruction software was
developed that provides dynamic images from
computed tomography with minimal user input. It may
be particularly helpful before sublobar resection
of small nodules.
Seeking the grail? Choose wisely
A. D'Amico, MD
The Resection Process Map is a novel
simulation system that generates virtual real-time
intraoperative images that may facilitate difficult
anatomic sub-lobar pulmonary resections.
vein thrombosis screening after lung transplantation:
Incidence and risk factors
Ahmed Jorge, PhD, Pablo G.
Sanchez, MD, PhD, J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH, Joseph
M. Pilewski, MD, Mathew Morrell, MD, Marie Tuft, BS,
John Ryan, PhD, Jonathan D'Cunha, MD, PhD
thromboembolism is a common complication following lung
transplantation. This analysis showed that
postoperative screening identified increased rates of
One more thing to complicate lung transplantation
C. Murthy, MD, PhD
DVT screening after lung transplant
works. Now what?
Routine lower extremity venous thromboembolism
screening following lung transplantation: Seek and ye
Michael McFadden, MD, William Oslund, MD
Routine screening for deep venous
thromboembolism following lung transplantation improves
thrombus detection and allows for early
Deep venous thrombosis in lung transplant
recipients—tip of the iceberg that can potentially
affect long-term outcome?
Lin, MD, PhD
The impact of deep venous thrombosis
(DVT) in lung transplantation is potentially
underestimated. Jorge and colleagues have shown
that routine DVT screening might be beneficial for
this patient population.