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Lung Cancer

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    Usefulness of a routine endoscopic assessment of laryngeal lesions after lung cancer surgery Alex Fourdrain, Florence De Dominicis, Jules Iquille, Sophie Lafitte, Geoni Merlusca, Alejandro Witte Pfister, Patrick Bagan and Pascal Berna (DOI: 10.1111/resp.13139)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13139/full (Jan 2018)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    Vocal cord dysfunction is not uncommon in patients after lung cancer resection, and this study demonstrates a significant association with poor post-operative outcomes including pneumonia, need for bronchoscopy and re-intubation. The authors recommend routine laryngeal screening within 24h of surgery, although treatment outcomes were not assessed in this study.


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    Natural history and clinical characteristics of multiple pulmonary nodules with ground glass opacity: Yuki Sato, DaichI Fujimoto, Takeshi Morimoto, Keiichiro Uehara, Kazuma Nagata, Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Yutaka Takahashi, Yukihiro Imai and Keisuke Tomii (DOI: 10.1111/resp.13089)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13089/full (Nov 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The authors of this paper describe the natural history of single and multiple ground glass nodules (GGN) over a 36 month period. They demonstrate that partly solid and ≥ 10mm size solitary GGN are more likely to progress, while ≥ 10 mm and past history of lung cancer were associated with progression in multiple GGN.


  • Qualitative endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography classification of lymph nodes according to the dominant elastographic colour pattern (Figure 1)
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    Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound elastography for the differentiation of benign and malignant intrathoracic lymph nodes Potjanee Korrungruang and Viboon Boonsarngsuk (resp. 12832/ RES-15-983.R2)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12979/full (Jul 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The authors of this paper outline the use of EBUS elastography for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of mediastinal lymphadenopathy for the presence of malignancy. Their promising findings suggest the need for further study to better define the elastographic features in both benign and malignant conditions, in order to guide the need for TBNA sampling.


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    Malignant pleural fluid from mesothelioma has potent biological activities. Cheah et al. (resp.12874/ RES-16-044.R1)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12874/full (Jan 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    This original article suggests that malignant pleural effusion in mesothelioma might not be purely a consequence of the malignancy, but could contribute to its pathobiology. This suggests the possibility of future therapeutic targets in this disease.

  • Interstitial lung disease associated with gemcitabine: A Japanese retrospective cohort study. Hamada et al.
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12665/abstract (Nov 2015)