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Article: Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Major Lung Resection Can Be Safely Taught to Trainees

TitleVideo-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Major Lung Resection Can Be Safely Taught to Trainees
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Issue Date2008
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Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008, v. 85 n. 2, p. 416-419 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major lung resection for lung cancer has been an important part of thoracic surgical training program in our institution. In this study, we compared the results of VATS major lung resection performed by surgical trainees with those performed by experienced thoracic surgeons with specialist interest in VATS. Methods: From January 2002 to October 2006, the clinical data of 111 consecutive patients scheduled for VATS major lung resection were prospectively entered into the computerized clinical management system of the local health authority; these include patient demographics, comorbidity, operating time, postoperative complications, and outcome. We retrospectively compared the data of patients who were operated on by trainees with those who were operated on by experienced VATS surgeons. Results: One hundred and eleven patients with clinical stage I and II lung cancer underwent VATS major lung resection. Fifty-one (46%) of the procedures were performed by consultant surgeons and 60 VATS lung resections (54%) were performed by supervised trainees. Patients' demography and risk factors were comparable between the two groups. Trainees spent more time in performing the operation as compared with experienced VATS surgeons (mean operating time 162 minutes, p = 0.01). There was no significant difference in intraoperative or postoperative complications and outcomes between the two groups. Conclusions: Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection for early stage nonsmall-cell lung cancer can be taught to residents who work under the supervision of experienced VATS surgeons. Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection for lung cancer should be an integral part of thoracic surgical training program. © 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192666
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.975
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.490
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dc.contributor.authorWan, IYPen_US
dc.contributor.authorThung, KHen_US
dc.contributor.authorHsin, MKYen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnderwood, MJen_US
dc.contributor.authorYim, APCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T04:55:00Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-20T04:55:00Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008, v. 85 n. 2, p. 416-419en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-4975en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192666-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major lung resection for lung cancer has been an important part of thoracic surgical training program in our institution. In this study, we compared the results of VATS major lung resection performed by surgical trainees with those performed by experienced thoracic surgeons with specialist interest in VATS. Methods: From January 2002 to October 2006, the clinical data of 111 consecutive patients scheduled for VATS major lung resection were prospectively entered into the computerized clinical management system of the local health authority; these include patient demographics, comorbidity, operating time, postoperative complications, and outcome. We retrospectively compared the data of patients who were operated on by trainees with those who were operated on by experienced VATS surgeons. Results: One hundred and eleven patients with clinical stage I and II lung cancer underwent VATS major lung resection. Fifty-one (46%) of the procedures were performed by consultant surgeons and 60 VATS lung resections (54%) were performed by supervised trainees. Patients' demography and risk factors were comparable between the two groups. Trainees spent more time in performing the operation as compared with experienced VATS surgeons (mean operating time 162 minutes, p = 0.01). There was no significant difference in intraoperative or postoperative complications and outcomes between the two groups. Conclusions: Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection for early stage nonsmall-cell lung cancer can be taught to residents who work under the supervision of experienced VATS surgeons. Video-assisted thoracic surgery major lung resection for lung cancer should be an integral part of thoracic surgical training program. © 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Thoracic Surgeryen_US
dc.titleVideo-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Major Lung Resection Can Be Safely Taught to Traineesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.10.009en_US
dc.identifier.pmid18222235-
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dc.identifier.volume85en_US
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dc.identifier.spage416en_US
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