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Surgery or surgeries used in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

Anesthetic Management of Pleurectomy/Decortication Under Differential Lung Ventilation.

The Kurume Medical Journal 2018 August 30 [Link] Kimura H, Hiraki T, Arata S, Ushijima K Abstract A 64-year-old male (a building demolition worker) was diagnosed with malignant left-sided pleural mesothelioma, and left-sided pleurectomy/decortication was scheduled. Differential lung ventilation (DLV) was performed during the removal of the visceral pleura by connecting the affected lung to […]

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Early-stage Clinical Characterization of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

In Vivo 2018 September-October [Link] Negi Y, Kuribayashi K, Funaguchi N, Doi H, Mikami K, Minami T, Takuwa T, Yokoi T, Hasegawa S, Ki Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: A strategy for improving survival of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients is earlier diagnosis paired with earlier stage implementation of therapeutic interventions. This study aimed to determine the clinical […]

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Current treatments and trials in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

The Clinical Respiratory Journal 2018 July 12 [Link] Bibby AC, Maskell NA Abstract OBJECTIVES: This article aims to review the evidence from recent clinical trials in mesothelioma, and to provide an overview of relevant clinical trials that are currently in progress. DATA SOURCE: Ovid MEDLINE, 1946 to present. STUDY SELECTION: Clinical trials of therapeutic interventions […]

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A Clinical Trial of TumorGlow® to Identify Residual Disease during Pleurectomy and Decortication.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 July 17 [Link] Predina JD, Newton AD, Corbett C, Xia L, Shin M, Sulfyok LF, Okusanya OT, Cengel KA, Haas A, Litzky L, Kucharczuk JC, Singhal S Abstract BACKGROUND: Macroscopic complete resection can provide a select group of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) patients improved survival. During resection, differentiating residual […]

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A minimally invasive approach for peritonectomy procedures and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in limited peritoneal carcinomatosis: The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ASPSM) multi-institution analysis.

Surgical Endoscopy 2018 July 12 [Link] Arjona-Sanchez A, Esquivel J, Glehen O, Passot G, Turaga KK, Labow D, Rufian-Peña S, Morales R, van der Speet Abstract BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery is playing an increasing role in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and gynaecological malignancies as the data show reduced morbidity, faster recovery and similar […]

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Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 April 7 [Link] Badiyan SN, Molitoris JK, Zhu M, Glass E, Diwanji T, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective […]

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Surgical Options for Malignant Mesothelioma: A Single-Center Experience.

The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 June 5 [Link] Kang SR, Bok JS, Lee GD, Choi SH, Kim HR, Kim DK, Park SI, Kim YH Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the surgical outcomes of patients who underwent therapeutic surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a single center. METHODS: A retrospective review of […]

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Recurrence of Pericardial Mesothelioma Affecting the Myocardium after Pericardial Resection.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 May 21 [Link] Rodríguez M, Mallidi HR, da Silva A, Bueno R Abstract Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas. These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose and with poor response to stablished treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade and cardiac […]

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A Phase I Trial of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Pleural Mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2018 May 3 [Link] Burt BM, Richards WG, Lee HS, Bartel S, Dasilva MC, Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Johnson BE, Swanson SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of this single-institution Phase I clinical trial was to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of gemcitabine added to cisplatin […]

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Facility volume and postoperative outcomes for malignant pleural mesothelioma: A National Cancer Data Base analysis

Lung Cancer June 2018 [Link] Verma V, Ahern CA, Berlind CG, Lindsay WD, Grover S, Culligan MJ, Friedberg JS, Simone CB Abstract PURPOSE: This study of a large, contemporary national database evaluated postoperative outcomes and overall survival (OS) for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) by facility volume. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for newly-diagnosed […]

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