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Updated meta-analysis of survival after extrapleural pneumonectomy versus pleurectomy/decortication in mesothelioma.

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 October 29 [Link] Magouliotis DE, Tasiopoulou VS, Athanassiadi K Abstract OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the available literature on patients with MPM undergoing either extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). METHODS: Original research studies that evaluated long-term outcomes of P/D versus EPP were identified, from January 1990 to July 2018. The […]

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Short-term outcomes of pleurectomy decortication and extrapleural pneumonectomy in mesothelioma.

Journal of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 7 [Link] van Gerwen M, Wolf A, Liu B, Flores R, Taioli E Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We evaluated postoperative mortality and complications after extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy decortication (P/D) to better understand their effectiveness in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: A meta-analysis was done to evaluate 30-day mortality and […]

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Intensity-modulated radiotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for localized malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Thoracic Cancer 2018 September 21 [Link] Simon M, Shochat T, Peled N, Zer A, Kramer MR, Eldan O, Saute M, Dudnik ER, Allen AM Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease and management of localized disease is controversial. Radiotherapy has been shown to be useful after extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), as well as […]

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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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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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Poor Prognostic Factors in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Classified as Pathological Stage IB According to the Eighth Edition TNM Classification

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018 April 3 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Takuwa T, Hashimoto M, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Fukuda A, Matsumoto S, Kondo N, Hasegawa S Abstract INTRODUCTION: The change in TNM classification of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) between the seventh and eighth edition classifications has resulted in the downstaging of […]

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Non-incisional pleurectomy-decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Surgery Today 2018 February [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka F Abstract Pleurectomy-decortication (P/D) is lung-sparing surgery with curative intent for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Visceral pleurectomy is the most challenging step in this procedure. At the beginning of pleurectomy, a sharp pleural incision through the tumor is usually made to create the dissection plane […]

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Multiple intracranial metastases from postoperative giant sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report and literature review

Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2018 January [Epub 2017 November 8] [Link] Tian D, Wen H, Brown HE, Wang X, Zhang L, Fu M Abstract Sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma (SMPM) is a rare tumor with poor response to treatment and a dismal prognosis. Distant metastases are not uncommon and usually appear at the late stages of […]

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Is Pleurectomy/Decortication Superior to Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma? A Single-Institutional Experience

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Miyazaki T, Yamasaki N, Tsuchiya T, Matsumoto K, Kamohara R, Hatachi G, Nagayasu T Abstract PURPOSE: This study was performed to compare the outcome of pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) with that of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: Patients […]

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Malign pleural mesothelioma – so far an undefeated tumor

Vnitrni lekarstvi 2018 [Link] Kolek V. Abstract Malign pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary tumor of the pleura of high aggressiveness. Its most frequent cause is contact with asbestos and, although working with asbestos is already prohibited in developed countries, its incidence is on the increase so far. Diagnostics primarily considers anamnesis, clinical symptoms […]

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