Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Oncology & Cancer

Treatment beneficial for nonagenarians with lung cancer

(HealthDay)—Receiving treatment is associated with better survival for nonagenarians with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with the greatest survival benefit for stage I patients, according to a study published online ...

Surgery

Substance use disorder ups risk for death after IE valve surgery

(HealthDay)—Patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and substance use disorder (SUD) have a more than twofold risk for dying following valve surgery compared with patients without SUD, according to a study published online ...

Cardiology

No indication of 'July effect' in context of cardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—In the context of cardiac surgery, there is no indication of a "July effect," describing worse outcomes in the first month of training, according to a study published online July 25 in the Annals of Thoracic ...

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