G Rocco

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overview on current and future materials for chest wall reconstruction
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:559-62. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Measured FEV1 in the first postoperative day, and not ppoFEV1, is the best predictor of cardio-respiratory morbidity after lung resection
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:518-21. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Visualization of bronchoalveolar fistula as the presenting sign of lung cancer
    Francesco Givigliano
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:704-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Postoperative local morbidity and the use of vacuum-assisted closure after complex chest wall reconstructions with new and conventionalĀ materials
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Fondazione Pascale, IRCCS, Naples, Italy Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 98:291-6. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Ten-year experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:434-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Lung surgery in the elderly today
    G Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Lung Cancer 80:115-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Remote-controlled, wireless chest drainage system: an experimental clinical setting
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:319-22. 2013
  8. pmc Video-assisted paraspinal approach for the stabilization of the complex spine
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:585-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Patients' satisfaction: customer relationship management as a new opportunity for quality improvement in thoracic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:551-5. 2012
  10. doi request reprint One-port (uniportal) video-assisted thoracic surgical resections--a clear advance
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S27-31. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Overview on current and future materials for chest wall reconstruction
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:559-62. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Measured FEV1 in the first postoperative day, and not ppoFEV1, is the best predictor of cardio-respiratory morbidity after lung resection
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:518-21. 2007
    ..The hypothesis of this investigation is that ppoFEV1 does not predict postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing lung resection when immediate postoperative FEV1 is considered in the predictive model...
  3. doi request reprint Visualization of bronchoalveolar fistula as the presenting sign of lung cancer
    Francesco Givigliano
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:704-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Postoperative local morbidity and the use of vacuum-assisted closure after complex chest wall reconstructions with new and conventionalĀ materials
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Fondazione Pascale, IRCCS, Naples, Italy Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 98:291-6. 2014
    ..Direct comparisons between NM and conventional materials (CM) in terms of local morbidity and need for prosthesis removal are lacking...
  5. doi request reprint Ten-year experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:434-8. 2013
    ..Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique has been described both for diagnostic and therapeutic indications. Outcomes after uniportal VATS have never been reported in large series...
  6. doi request reprint Lung surgery in the elderly today
    G Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Lung Cancer 80:115-9. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Remote-controlled, wireless chest drainage system: an experimental clinical setting
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:319-22. 2013
    ..This experimental investigation was aimed at verifying the feasibility and safety of a remote-controlled wireless chest drainage system for in-hospital, outpatient, or domiciliary management of prolonged air leaks...
  8. pmc Video-assisted paraspinal approach for the stabilization of the complex spine
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:585-7. 2012
    ..This approach appears to provide excellent exposure and minimal morbidity when a reliable approach to the complex spine is needed...
  9. doi request reprint Patients' satisfaction: customer relationship management as a new opportunity for quality improvement in thoracic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:551-5. 2012
    ..Patient satisfaction is included among nonclinical indicators of performance in thoracic surgery and is increasingly recognized as one of the outcome measures for delivered quality of care...
  10. doi request reprint One-port (uniportal) video-assisted thoracic surgical resections--a clear advance
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S27-31. 2012
    ..Uniportal wedge VATS resections of peripheral nodules can help in solving diagnostic dilemmas, be of therapeutic benefit, and provide tissue for biomolecular studies...
  11. doi request reprint The surgeon's role in molecular biology
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 144:S18-22. 2012
    ..With unique and diverse tools in the surgical armamentarium, the thoracic surgeon plays a central role in this new multidisciplinary professional environment, actively participating in creating the foundations of the biomolecular era...
  12. doi request reprint The use of biomaterials for chest wall reconstruction 30 years after radical surgery and radiation
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:e109-10. 2012
    ..Recently introduced materials for chest wall reconstruction may offer resilience to infection, tolerability, and stability, and their use may be contemplated when the potential for local morbidity is high...
  13. doi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic resection of a solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:661-2. 2012
    ..Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery can represent a suitable surgical option for small solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura...
  14. doi request reprint Caveats in using vacuum-assisted closure for post-pneumonectomy empyema
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1069-71. 2012
    ..Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) of chronic empyemas can potentially set challenging patients free of prolonged hospitalization by warranting outpatient care. We wanted to test this concept in post-pneumonectomy empyema patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chest wall resection and reconstruction according to the principles of biomimesis
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 23:307-13. 2011
    ..Experimental investigation seems to outline interesting perspectives for materials destined to reconstruction after either partial or full-thickness resections for recurrent chest wall tumors...
  16. doi request reprint Induction therapy for lung cancer: sailing across the pillars of Hercules
    Gaetano Rocco
    Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 22:67-75, vi. 2012
    ..Ten crucial issues were identified that may have an impact on the approach to patients with locally advanced lung cancer in everyday practice...
  17. doi request reprint Invited commentary
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Via Semmola 81, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1342. 2008
  18. doi request reprint Results of cutting-edge surgery in stage IIIA-N2 nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Curr Opin Oncol 21:105-9. 2009
    ..To describe the state-of-the-art of the surgical management of stage IIIA-N2 nonsmall cell lung cancer...
  19. doi request reprint Surgical management of non-small cell lung cancer with mediastinal lymphadenopathy
    G Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 22:325-33. 2010
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Omental flap and titanium plates provide structural stability and protection of the mediastinum after extensive sternocostal resection
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology and Department of Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:e14-6. 2010
    ..This method simplifies reconstruction in comparison with previously described techniques concerning complete solid coverage and leaves several options intact in the event of future recurrences...
  21. doi request reprint The use of a bone substitute composite in the management of a post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Via Semmola 81, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:415-6. 2009
    ..We report the case of small-sized BPF treated by plastering the bronchial stump with a combination of bone substitute composite sprayed on a scaffold made of a Vycril mesh and placed on the mediastinal pleura overlying the right hilum...
  22. doi request reprint Primary giant clear cell sarcoma (soft tissue malignant melanoma) of the sternum
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, IRCCS, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1927-8. 2009
    ..In our patient, we elected not to proceed to clavicular stabilization. Nevertheless, acceptable shoulder girdle mobility was observed after surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Partial least squares path modelling for the evaluation of patients' satisfaction after thoracic surgical procedures
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:353-7; discussion 357-8. 2009
    ..e., quality of life). Qualitative research methods include the partial least squares (PLS) path modelling aimed at defining optimal linear relations among latent variables in order to assemble the best set of predictions...
  24. doi request reprint Intraoperative measures for preventing residual air spaces
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 20:371-5. 2010
    ..Management of residual air spaces is an art that conclusively defines the maturity of a thoracic surgeon...
  25. doi request reprint Ultrasonographic identification of peripheral pulmonary nodules through uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:1099-101. 2011
    ..We wanted to investigate the use of intraoperative ultrasonography to detect pulmonary nodules during uniportal VATS...
  26. doi request reprint The variability of practice in minimally invasive thoracic surgery for pulmonary resections
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:235-47. 2008
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Frontiers of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Preface
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:xi. 2008
  28. doi request reprint Video-assisted thoracic surgery rib resection and reconstruction with titanium plate
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:744-5. 2011
    ..The patient made an uneventful recovery and was dismissed on day 2 after surgery. Final diagnosis confirmed fibrous dysplasia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery wedge lung biopsy in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases
    Gaetano Rocco
    Price Thomas Thoracic Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:947-8. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Pleural partition with intrathoracic muscle transposition (muscle tent) to manage residual spaces after subtotal pulmonary resections
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Price Thomas Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:e74-6. 2004
    ..This technique has been successfully used in 3 patients with severe lung destruction due to chronic infections who required subtotal pulmonary resections...
  31. ncbi request reprint Uniportal VATS wedge pulmonary resections
    Gaetano Rocco
    The Price Thomas Thoracic Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:726-8. 2004
    ..This initial experience shows that, for specific indications, uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for wedge pulmonary resections can be safe and effective...
  32. ncbi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pericardial window
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:921-2. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Via Semmola 81, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1837-8. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint The combination of multiple materials in the creation of an artificial anterior chest cage after extensive demolition for recurrent chondrosarcoma
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:1112-4. 2007
  35. doi request reprint The use of veritas collagen matrix to reconstruct the posterior chest wall after costovertebrectomy
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Services of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery and Sarcoma Team, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:e17-8. 2011
    ..The collagen matrix patch was sutured to the spine stabilizer and the surrounding rib segments and was covered by previously raised latissimus dorsi and trapezius muscle flaps. Excellent stabilization was obtained...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bevacizumab in non small cell lung cancer: development, current status and issues
    C Sandomenico
    Thoraco Pulmonary Department, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 19:961-71. 2012
    ..The identification of predictive factors of efficacy would be relevant for the optimal use of the drug, but to date we have no conclusive data in this direction...
  37. pmc TGF-Ī²1 exposure induces epithelial to mesenchymal transition both in CSCs and non-CSCs of the A549 cell line, leading to an increase of migration ability in the CD133+ A549 cell fraction
    V Tirino
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Cell Death Dis 4:e620. 2013
    ..Each population seems to be involved in different biological mechanisms such as stemness maintenance, tumorigenicity, invasion and migration...
  38. doi request reprint Awake single-access (uniportal) video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for peripheral pulmonary nodules in a complete ambulatory setting
    Gaetano Rocco
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1625-7. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Pneumonectomy for stage I (T1N0 and T2N0) nonsmall cell lung cancer has potent, adverse impact on survival
    Christos Alexiou
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1023-8. 2003
    ..Surgically treated, stage I (T1N0 and T2N0) nonsmall cell lung cancer has a relatively favorable prognosis. Our aim was to determine whether performing a pneumonectomy in this group of patients has an impact on survival...
  40. ncbi request reprint Elective transplant pneumonectomy in a 38-year-old man
    C V Patrick Onyeaka
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1140-2. 2005
    ..We present a case of elective left transplant pneumonectomy in a 38-year-old man 6 years after left single-lung transplant. At 12 months after resection, the patient remains well, with good exercise tolerance...
  41. ncbi request reprint Spindle cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung: report of a case with fine needle aspiration cytology and differential diagnostic considerations
    Franco Fulciniti
    Cytopathology Service, Department of Pathology Fondazione G Pascale National Tumor Institute, Naples, Italy
    Acta Cytol 51:227-30. 2007
    ..Spindle cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the lung may be frequently observed on fine needle cytology (FNC) samples and often pose stimulating differential diagnostic problems...
  42. doi request reprint Prognostic value of cancer stem cells, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and circulating tumor cells in lung cancer
    G Pirozzi
    Department of Experimental Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, I 80131 Naples, Italy
    Oncol Rep 29:1763-8. 2013
    ..7.1%). CD133 may be significantly associated with invasion and metastatic spread of NSCLC. The co-expression of CD90, CD326 and CD133 has definite prognostic value in patients with NSCLC...
  43. ncbi request reprint ERS/ESTS clinical guidelines on fitness for radical therapy in lung cancer patients (surgery and chemo-radiotherapy)
    A Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur Respir J 34:17-41. 2009
    ..We recommend that lung cancer patients should be managed in specialised settings by multidisciplinary teams...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mucoepidermoid carcinoma in unilateral hypoplastic lung: a rare tumor in a rarer condition
    Antonio E Martin-Ucar
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1020-1. 2003
    ..We present a rare case of a mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from a unilateral isolated hypoplastic lung treated with a left pneumonectomy. The rarity of the condition is described and both pathologies discussed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive combined approach for an hourglass-shaped mass at the thoracic inlet
    Francesco Givigliano
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:528-9. 2007
  46. doi request reprint Management of localized pneumothoraces after pulmonary resection with intrapulmonary percussive ventilation
    Tindaro Gatani
    Department of Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Service of Pulmonology, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1658-61. 2010
    ..In addition, IPV can improve recruitment of alveolar units and deliver aerosolized medications. The use of IPV to resolve challenging postlobectomy localized pneumothoraces is hereafter described...
  47. doi request reprint Vandetanib: An overview of its clinical development in NSCLC and other tumors
    A Morabito
    Medical Oncology, Thoraco Pulmonary Department, National Cancer Institute, Napoli, Italy
    Drugs Today (Barc) 46:683-98. 2010
    ..The results of ongoing trials in untreated patients with advanced NSCLC and other tumors should better define the optimal clinical application of vandetanib...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary resection for lung cancer in HIV-positive patients with low (<200 lymphocytes/mm(3)) CD4(+) count
    F Massera
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, E Morelli Regional Hospital, Sondalo, Italy
    Lung Cancer 29:147-9. 2000
    ..Based on this limited experience, we conclude that a low CD4(+) count should not represent, per se, an exclusion criterion for the surgical treatment of pleuropulmonary conditions in HIV-positive patients...
  49. doi request reprint The European Respiratory Society and European Society of Thoracic Surgeons clinical guidelines for evaluating fitness for radical treatment (surgery and chemoradiotherapy) in patients with lung cancer
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:181-4. 2009
    ..and definition of risk; should surgical criteria be re-calibrated for radiotherapy?; the patient at prohibitive surgical risk: alternatives to surgery; who should treat thoracic patients and where these patients should be treated?..
  50. doi request reprint The role of CD133 in the identification and characterisation of tumour-initiating cells in non-small-cell lung cancer
    Virginia Tirino
    Department of Experimental Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:446-53. 2009
    ..This study aimed at isolating and characterising the population of tumour-initiating cells in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Giant pleural fibroma with an abdominal vascular supply mimicking a pulmonary sequestration
    Pradeep Kaul
    Directorate of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:935-7. 2003
    ..We believe this is the first case of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura with a direct vascular supply from the abdominal aorta at the level of the renal arteries reported in the literature...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cell invasiveness in sarcomas: a possibly useful clinical correlation
    Katia Bifulco
    Department of Experimental Oncology, National Cancer Institute of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Tumori 94:505-10. 2008
    ..We have developed an in vitro cell invasion assay on early primary cell cultures derived from surgically removed sarcomas...
  53. ncbi request reprint Predicted versus observed FEV1 in the immediate postoperative period after pulmonary lobectomy
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery Salamanca University Hospital, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:644-8. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Evidence of lower alteration of expiratory volume in patients with airflow limitation in the immediate period after lobectomy
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:417-22. 2007
    ..The aim of this multicenter prospective study is to evaluate whether preoperative COPD influences the decrease of forced expiratory volume in 1 second the day after surgery...
  55. ncbi request reprint A model to predict the immediate postoperative FEV1 following major lung resections
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto Io Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:783-6. 2007
    ..Therefore, its estimation before operation may enhance risk stratification. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a model to predict FEV1 on the first postoperative day after major lung resection...
  56. ncbi request reprint Carbon monoxide lung diffusion capacity improves risk stratification in patients without airflow limitation: evidence for systematic measurement before lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60129, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:567-70. 2006
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint The European Thoracic Surgery Database project: modelling the risk of in-hospital death following lung resection
    Richard Berrisford
    Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 5DW, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:306-11. 2005
    ..To identify pre-operative factors associated with in-hospital mortality following lung resection and to construct a risk model that could be used prospectively to inform decisions and retrospectively to enable fair comparisons of outcomes...
  58. ncbi request reprint The case for a 'sandwich' course in plastic surgery
    Gaetano Rocco
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:175; author reply 175-6. 2005
  59. doi request reprint Spirometry: predicting risk and outcome
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via Conca 1, 60020 Torrette, Ancona 60124, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:1-8. 2008
    ..The FEV1 measured on the first postoperative day may be 30% less than predicted. Corrective equations have been published to correct this discrepancy with the aim to improve risk stratification...
  60. ncbi request reprint A scoring system predicting the risk for intensive care unit admission for complications after major lung resection: a multicenter analysis
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Umberto First Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:213-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to develop and validate a scoring system to predict intensive care unit (ICU) admission for complications after major lung resection for purposes of optimizing planning of resources for patient care...
  61. doi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for diagnosis and treatment of intrathoracic conditions
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via Conca 1, 60020, Ancona, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:305-10, vii. 2008
    ..This article addresses the topic of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery as the least invasive such approach that may be used to diagnose and treat several intrathoracic conditions...
  62. ncbi request reprint Predictors of successful closure of open window thoracostomy for postpneumonectomy empyema
    Fabio Massera
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, E Morelli Regional Hospital, Sondalo, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:288-92. 2006
    ..Although the open window thoracostomy (OWT) represents the ideal method for drainage of postpneumonectomy empyema (PPE), several controversies exist concerning its closure...
  63. ncbi request reprint Uniportal vs standard three-port VATS technique for spontaneous pneumothorax: comparison of post-operative pain and residual paraesthesia
    Rajwinder Singh Jutley
    Price Thomas Unit, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Herries Road, S5 7AU Sheffield, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:43-6. 2005
    ..Uniportal VATS has recently been proposed as an alternative to conventional three-port VATS. It is anticipated that the single incision will predispose to a lower incidence of neurological complications...
  64. ncbi request reprint Internal validation of risk models in lung resection surgery: bootstrap versus training-and-test sampling
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1243-7. 2006
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Extending video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for trauma: the uniportal approach
    Rajwinder S Jutley
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:1424; author reply 1424-5. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Operative VATS: the need for a different intrathoracic approach
    Gaetano Rocco
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:358; author reply 358-9. 2005
  67. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality models to compare the performance of two units after major lung resections
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:88-96. 2007
    ..We sought to develop risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality models to compare the performance of 2 different thoracic surgery units in patients submitted to major lung resections...
  68. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted econometric model to estimate postoperative costs: an additional instrument for monitoring performance after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:624-9. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to develop a risk-adjusted model to estimate individual postoperative costs after major lung resection and to use it for internal economic audit...
  69. ncbi request reprint Clinical and nonclinical indicators of performance in thoracic surgery
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital Ancona, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60124, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:369-77. 2007
    ..We, as physicians, must absolutely improve our skill and confidence in risk analysis, outcome-evaluation methods, and process-based assessment of our practice...
  70. ncbi request reprint Audit, quality control, and performance in thoracic surgery--a European perspective
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60129, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:387-93, vii. 2007
    ..There is a need to coordinate these resources to achieve a consistent external audit process...
  71. ncbi request reprint The comparison of performance between thoracic surgical units
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60129, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:413-24. 2007
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  72. ncbi request reprint Activating E17K mutation in the gene encoding the protein kinase AKT1 in a subset of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
    Donatella Malanga
    Laboratorio di Oncologia Molecolare, BioGem s c a r l, Ariano Irpino AV, Italy
    Cell Cycle 7:665-9. 2008
    ..Our data provide evidence that, although AKT1 mutations are apparently rare in lung cancer (1.9%), the oncogenic properties of E17K-AKT1 may contribute to the development of a fraction of lung carcinoma with squamous histotype (5.5%)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Predictive ability of preoperative indices for major pulmonary surgery
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umherto I Regional Hospital Ancona, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60124, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 17:329-36. 2007
    ..Finally, the predictive ability of exercise testing has not been proven since it is not systematically recommended in all patients before lung resection...