TITLE

Whose lung is it anyway?

AUTHOR(S)
Treasure, T.
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Thorax;Jan2002, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The central point of the argument in this article is that it is the patient, not the doctors, who should decide whether to take the risk of an operation in the hope of curing lung cancer. The author agrees, and knows from working with a number of chest physicians on a regular basis that the patient's preference is genuinely central in decisions made about treatment. What is less certain is whether the choices being made are as explicit and as fully informed as would be necessary to implement decision analysis as espoused in this paper. The purpose of this article is to ground the ideas in the context of current clinical practice and to see how near or far physicians are from patient determined decision making. Firstly, the diagnosis must be known--including stage and cell type-and an estimate of prognosis made before the decision table can be entered.
ACCESSION #
12940998

 

Related Articles

  • The current status of cancer treatment. Cowdy, Susan // Cancer Nursing Practice;Feb2008, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p14 

    The author reflects on the importance of earlier diagnosis of lung cancer to treat the disease at the early stage. She assesses the research revealing that a blood test for four specific proteins may help detect lung cancer, and that risk of developing the disease over a five-year period could...

  • Knowledge Discovery from Decision Tables by the Use of Multiple-Valued Logic. K.J. Adams; D.A. Bell; L.P. Maguire; J. McGregor // Artificial Intelligence Review;Apr2003, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p153 

    This paper describes how succinct rules, which reduce the size of decision tables, can be found by employing multiple-valued logic (MVL). Two multiple-valued algebras are described, one based on level detection, and the other on literal functions. Then a decision table which had also been...

  • Dominance-based Rough Set Approach in Set-valued Ordered Information Systems. Chen Zichun; Qin Keyun; Du Weifeng; Yang Jilin // Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Proces;2009, p67 

    Set-valued information systems are generalized single-valued information systems. In this paper, by introducing a type of dominance relation to set-valued ordered information systems, we establish dominance-based rough set approach and propose a ranking approach for all objects based on the...

  • Physicians' Attitudes about Recommending Surgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer and Possible Reasons for Racial Disparities. McGuire, Franklin; Cykert, Samuel; Dalton, Alexandra F.; Dilworth-Anderson, Peggye; Monroe, Michael H.; Walker, Paul; Corbie-Smith, Giselle; Edwards, Lloyd J.; Jones Bunton, Audrina // Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice;Summer2014, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p50 

    Purpose: Patient refusal for lung cancer surgery is significant, but other factors, such as negative framing of the treatment discussion, may be involved. Physician attitudes could influence the nuances of and therefore the conclusions of these discussions. We determined physicians' attitudes...

  • Post-thoracotomy pain and long-term survival associated with video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy methods for clinical T1N0 lung cancer: a patient-oriented, prospective cohort study. Yamashita, Yoshinori; Mukaida, Hidenori; Harada, Hiroaki; Tsubokawa, Norifumi // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jul2013, Vol. 44 Issue 1, pe71 

    OBJECTIVES To provide a less-invasive procedure for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), we prospectively evaluated the feasibility of two existing VATS approaches. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study to determine the feasibility of two strictly defined types of VATS lobectomy....

  • Choosing the surgical mortality threshold for high risk patients with stage Ia non-small cell lung cancer: insights from decision analysis. Dowie, J.; Wildman, M. // Thorax;Jan2002, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p7 

    The recent British Thoracic Society guidelines recommend that surgical mortality should not be greater than 8% for pneumonectomy and 4% for lobectomy. These cut offs are advanced as guidelines to inform decision making as to whether or not patients with operable lung cancer should be offered...

  • Endobronchial Metastases from Extrathoracic Malignancy. Sang Hoon Lee; Ji Ye Jung; Do Hoon Kim; Sang Kook Lee; Song Yee Kim; Eun Young Kim; Young Ae Kang; Moo Suk Park; Young Sam Kim; Joon Chang; Se Kyu Kim // Yonsei Medical Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p403 

    Purpose: Endobronchial metastasis is defined as documented extrathoracic malignancies metastatic to the endobronchus within a bronchoscopically visible range. Although the clinical and radiologic findings of endobronchial metastasis are similar to primary lung cancer, treatment and prognosis may...

  • NEWS: CT scans help patients breathe easy. HARRIS, STEPHEN // Engineer (Online Edition);3/14/2011, p8 

    The article reports that physicians in Italy have discovered a way of removing potentially cancerous lung nodules through the use of radioactive imaging. The team from Santa Croce e Carle Hospital used radio-guided surgery, in which tiny nodules were injected with a radioactive substance and...

  • Tumor volume: a novel prognostic factor in patients who undergo curative resection for gastric cancer. Kikuchi, S.; Hiki, Y.; Shimao, H.; Sakakibara, Y.; Kakita, A. // Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery;Apr2000, Vol. 385 Issue 3, p225 

    Background and aims: The present study evaluates the significance of tumor volume as a prognostic factor in gastric cancer. Patients/methods: Tumor volume was measured from serial tissue sections of 101 patients who had undergone curative resection for solitary carcinoma of the stomach using a...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics