2007

Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

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ISBN: 978-1-84628-384-0 (Print) 978-1-84628-474-8 (Online)

Table of contents (62 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Background

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      Introduction

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      Evidence-Based Medicine: Levels of Evidence and Grades of Recommendation

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      Pages 21-35

      Decision Analytic Techniques

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      Pages 36-43

      Nonclinical Components of Surgical Decision Making

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      Pages 44-55

      How Patients Make Decisions with Their Surgeons: The Role of Counseling and Patient Decision Aids

  3. Lung

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      Radiographic Staging of Lung Cancer: Computed Tomography and Positron Emission Tomography

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      Pages 68-74

      Routine Mediastinoscopy for Clinical Stage I Lung Cancer

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      Pages 75-81

      Management of Unexpected N2 Disease Discovered at Thoracotomy

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      Pages 82-87

      Induction Therapy for Clinical Stage I Lung Cancer

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      Pages 88-93

      Induction Therapy for Stage IIIA (N2) Lung Cancer

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      Pages 94-102

      Adjuvant Postoperative Therapy for Completely Resected Stage I Lung Cancer

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      Pages 103-109

      Sleeve Lobectomy Versus Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer Patients with Good Pulmonary Function

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      Pages 110-118

      Lesser Resection Versus Lobectomy for Stage I Lung Cancer in Patients with Good Pulmonary Function

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      Pages 119-127

      Lesser Resection Versus Radiotherapy for Patients with Compromised Lung Function and Stage I Lung Cancer

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      Pages 128-139

      Resection for Patients Initially Diagnosed with N3 Lung Cancer after Response to Induction Therapy

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      Pages 140-146

      Video-Assisted Thorascopic Surgery Major Lung Resections

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      Pages 147-150

      Surgery for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Solitary M1 Disease

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      Pages 151-157

      Thoracoscopy Versus the Open Approach for Resection of Solitary Pulmonary Metastases

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      Pages 158-164

      Unilateral or Bilateral Approach for Unilateral Pulmonary Metastatic Disease

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      Pages 165-174

      Surgery for Bronchoalveolar Lung Cancer

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