Sarcopenia and Short-Term Outcomes After Esophagectomy: A Meta-analysis.

CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative sarcopenia assessment showed considerable potential for predicting postoperative complications for esophageal cancer patients. To realize this potential, more effective diagnostic criteria and severity classifications for sarcopenia are warranted. PMID: 32040700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Ann Surg Oncol Source Type: research

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ConclusionsHSCT patients have an extremely high risk of developing pneumonia after esophagectomy, and the condition can easily become serious. Therefore, broad-spectrum antibiotics should be administered prophylactically to prevent severe pneumonia during the perioperative period in these patients.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Yun JK, Lee IS, Gong CS, Kim BS, Kim HR, Kim DK, Park SI, Kim YH Abstract Background: Although robot-assisted minimally-invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) surgeries are expanding clinically, few studies have reported patients with locally-advanced esophageal cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (nCRT). Methods: From 2013 to 2017, 219 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma underwent RAMIE and 35 of them received nCRT at our institution. During the period, 289 patients underwent conventional open esophagectomy (OE) and 111 patients underwent nCRT. We compared postoperative mortal...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Terufumi Kawamoto, Naoto Shikama, Masaki Oshima, Yasuo Kosugi, Masahiko Tsurumaru, Keisuke SasaiAbstractObjectivesConsidering that therapeutic strategies for older adult patients with esophageal cancer (EC) remain controversial, we aimed to assess the safety of radiotherapy with concurrent docetaxel (DOC-RT) among older adult patients with EC.Materials and MethodsEligible patients included those aged ≥76 years who were diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Patients received radiotherapy (60 Gy in 30 fraction...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Adequate experience in TLE can help minimally invasive surgeons in easy adoption of RAMIE with satisfactory outcome.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
428Objectives: To clarify the safety and efficacy of radioactive Iodine-125 seeds implantation (RISI) in the treatment of thoracic malignant tumors, and to explore the relationship between different doses of RISI and efficacy and side effects. Materials and Methods: Inclusion criteria: (1) Primary or metastatic tumors of the chest with definite pathological diagnosis; (2) unable or unsuitable for surgery or radiotherapy; (3) tumor diameter 70 score. All patients underwent preoperative planning design, 3D printing template design and printing, CT-guided seeds implantation assisted by template and post-operative dosimetric v...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Other Solid Tumors/ Hematologic Malignancies (Clinical) I Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPostoperative complications have a negative impact on overall survival after esophagectomy because systemic inflammation may induce residual cancer cell growth. A solution that could suppress micrometastasis is neoadjuvant therapy; however, to date, no study has shown that neoadjuvant therapy suppresses proliferation of cancer cells due to postoperative complications after esophagectomy. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of neoadjuvant therapy on poor long-term outcomes of postoperative complications in patients with esophageal carcinoma.Patients and MethodsIn total, 431 patients who u...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Controversy about the adequate extent of lymph node (LN) dissection persists in surgery for thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The present study estimates the feasibility and strategy of common hepatic artery LN dissection during ESCC surgery. The clinical data of 482 patients with ESCC, who underwent thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy at Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, were retrospectively selected. Among the 482 ESCC patients, 224 patients underwent thoracolaparoscopic esophagectomy with routine common hepatic artery LN dissection (cohort 1), while 258 patients underwent the same procedure with...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionIn presence of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, propedeutics should be carefully performed in order to verify the occurrence of other synchronous tumors in the esophagus and other organs, mainly head and neck and bronchial regions.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionPhysicians should keep in mind the possibility of small intestinal metastasis when patients with a history of oesophageal cancer have abdominal symptoms.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionIn presence of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, propedeutics should be carefully performed in order to verify the occurrence of other synchronous tumors in the esophagus and other organs, mainly head and neck and bronchial regions.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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