Navigation Links
Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer
Date:4/30/2012

MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Besides being easier on the patient, minimally invasive surgery to remove the esophagus of patients with esophageal cancer can also greatly reduce the risk of lung infection compared to traditional open surgery, a new study finds.

Dutch researchers also found that patients who undergo this less-invasive procedure have much shorter hospital stays and a better short-term quality of life than those who have open surgery, which requires cutting through a patient's chest.

One U.S. expert was impressed with the findings. The study "goes a long way to encouraging esophageal surgeons to seriously consider minimally invasive surgery for their patients with surgically resectable [removable] esophageal cancers," said Dr. Jonathan Aviv, clinical director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Removal of part of or the entire esophagus (a procedure called esophagectomy) is the mainstay of esophageal cancer treatment. This study compared open esophagectomy and minimally invasive esophagectomy.

The minimally invasive procedure was first used two decades ago but this is the first study to compare minimally invasive and open esophagectomy, according to Miguel Cuesta, of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and colleagues.

The researchers looked at the outcomes of 56 patients who had open surgery and 59 patients who had the minimally invasive procedure. In the two weeks after surgery, lung (or pulmonary) infections occurred in 29 percent of those who had open surgery but only 9 percent of those who had minimally invasive surgery.

Overall, 34 percent of the patients who had open surgery developed a lung infection, compared with 12 percent of those who underwent minimally invasive surgery, the study found.

The researchers also noted that patients who had minimally invasive surgery had less blood loss, far shorter hospital st
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Less-invasive Lymph Node Resection Following Breast Cancer Surgery Confirmed as Standard of Care in Eight-year Study Led by AGH Doctors
2. Repeated Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks
3. The New Liposuction Technique Means No Surgery or Suction
4. Research validates surgery alone offers reasonable overall survival for stage I SCLC
5. "New Cosmetic Surgery" Journalism Prize
6. Abington Memorial Hospital Welcomes Vakil to Orthopaedic Surgery Division
7. Drug for advanced kidney cancer shrinks tumors prior to surgery
8. Abington Memorial Hospital Earns Two Designations: Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery(SM) and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement(SM)
9. New endoscopic treatment may spare Barretts esophagus patients from surgery
10. Pittsburgh Neurosurgeons Explore Use of Drug that Illuminates Brain Tumor Cells To Guide Surgery
11. Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer
(Date:7/31/2014)... Women over the age of 65 face numerous ... greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma ... August issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and ... of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), outlines the challenges ... practical solutions to improve their care. , ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... August 01, 2014 The 2013 ... increasing 0.89 points from 75.07 in 2012. The ... tourism-related sectors and integrates them into an overall ... become increasingly more satisfied with Hong Kong over ... consistently excelling in service performance in Hong Kong ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Ce-Classes.com has announced that they are now ... a Systematic Review of Sexual Satisfaction . ... International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. , This ... need to have accurate information about sexual satisfaction so ... The material provides a systematic review of 197 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become especially ... (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and ... rest they need to face their daily challenges. , ... people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of ... those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Weblify ... Mataka, after 4 years of development and testing. The ... perfectly monetized websites in as little as 5 minutes without ... full Weblify review , Shane Michaels, an SEO expert, ... very quickly. “I’ve seen a lot of web site ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Female baby boomers with asthma? You may need help 2Health News:Female baby boomers with asthma? You may need help 3Health News:PolyU Released Report On 2013 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices to Boost Tourism Development 2Health News:PolyU Released Report On 2013 Tourist Satisfaction and Tourism Service Quality Indices to Boost Tourism Development 3Health News:Company Provides New Course on Sexual Satisfaction 2Health News:Company Provides New Course on Sexual Satisfaction 3Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3Health News:Weblify Review Exposes Ricky Mataka And His New Site Building Platform 2Health News:Weblify Review Exposes Ricky Mataka And His New Site Building Platform 3
... In a major victory for California,s 250,000 In-Home ... people with disabilities who rely on IHSS for daily ... to the IHSS program violate the terms of the ... ruling came after the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ...
... helps Michigan ,s economy DETROIT, ... Shield of Michigan is striving to further develop its ... to working to address the economic and health security ... Daniel J. Loepp said Thursday.As the keynote speaker on ...
... In his Fiscal Year 2010 (FY 10) budget request, President ... care by $107 million. In doing so, President Obama ... FY 10 budget outline of increasing "resources to detect, prevent, ... is good news for the U.S., especially for people living ...
... IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today announced that it ... closes on Thursday, May 14, 2009. ... call with the investment community at 5:00 p.m. Eastern ... to discuss the results of the quarter and other business ...
... 7 /PRNewswire/ -- John Fraser, a ... for the Hershey kisses that he and his United States ... "Battle of the Bulge."In a recent letter to the Hershey ... flew 35 missions over enemy territory. I got hit ...
... guidelines to help determine which patients need more ... While some heart patients can safely go home ... coronary intervention, or PCI), others may have to ... says an expert consensus statement released Thursday. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obama Administration Rules Against California's Proposed Wage Cuts to Homecare Workers 2Health News:Michigan Blues' CEO Daniel J. Loepp Reinforces Company's Commitment to Minority Business Partners 2Health News:AIDS Action Welcomes President's Budget Increases Yet Expresses Distress With Failure to End Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding 2Health News:AIDS Action Welcomes President's Budget Increases Yet Expresses Distress With Failure to End Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange Funding 3Health News:World War II Air Force Veteran Remembers 'Kisses' Sweeter Than Wine 2Health News:Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014  Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... its pipeline and new product development efforts. In the ... a Phase 2a study of AZ-002 (Staccato ® ... management of patients with acute repetitive seizures.  Additionally, ... product candidates for development - AZ-008 and AZ-009 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Mass. , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources ... technology market intelligence product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; ... device landscape in an interactive dashboard providing detailed ... procedure volumes at a hospital level. Other ... , Updated data feed: In addition to end-user surveys ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 For its innovative modular Biomedical Research ... Art,s-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) ... over 30 categories, MBI,s contest is the commercial modular ... building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. ... capability of our team," said Dan Palmer , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 2Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 3Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 4Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 5Alexza Provides Pipeline Update 6Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 2Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 3Art's Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award 4
... CYBX ) today announced that it will ... Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at ... on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM EDT. ... and by replay at http://cc.talkpoint.com/ubsx001/092110a_lv/?entity=66_7PVQHBG .  The conference ...
... Sept. 13 Xoft, Inc., the pioneer ... minimally-shielded clinical settings, today announced the introduction ... to physicians and distributors in Europe.  The ... to cancer sites with minimal radiation exposure ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cyberonics to Participate in Upcoming September Investor Conferences 2Xoft Introduces Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment Platform at ESTRO Meeting 2Xoft Introduces Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment Platform at ESTRO Meeting 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: