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Quality of life after lung cancer surgery: video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy.
Heart Lung Circ. 2007 Aug; 16(4):285-9.HL

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the benefit of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), we compared time-related quality of life (QOL) after lobectomy performed by VATS to that performed by thoracotomy.

METHODS

Thirty-three patients underwent surgery for lung cancer during the period April 2001 through November 2002 completed a mailed questionnaire after surgery.

RESULTS

Over time, improved QOL was reported in six dimensions by VATS patients but in only two dimensions by thoracotomy patients. There was significant improvement in bodily pain subscores in both groups during the 36 months after surgery. At 3 months after surgery, QOL scores for all eight dimensions were lower in the VATS group, but QOL scores for all eight dimensions did not differ significant between groups at 3 or 12 months after surgery. At 36 months after surgery, QOL scores for six dimensions were higher in the VATS group, and the difference was significant in scores for two dimensions.

CONCLUSION

We found recovery was quicker in patients who underwent VATS than in those who underwent thoracotomy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 1-757 Asahimachi, Niigata 951-8510, Japan. taoki@med.niigata-u.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17576100

Citation

Aoki, Tadashi, et al. "Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery Versus Thoracotomy." Heart, Lung & Circulation, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 285-9.
Aoki T, Tsuchida M, Hashimoto T, et al. Quality of life after lung cancer surgery: video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy. Heart Lung Circ. 2007;16(4):285-9.
Aoki, T., Tsuchida, M., Hashimoto, T., Saito, M., Koike, T., & Hayashi, J. (2007). Quality of life after lung cancer surgery: video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 16(4), 285-9.
Aoki T, et al. Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery: Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery Versus Thoracotomy. Heart Lung Circ. 2007;16(4):285-9. PubMed PMID: 17576100.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Quality of life after lung cancer surgery: video-assisted thoracic surgery versus thoracotomy. AU - Aoki,Tadashi, AU - Tsuchida,Masanori, AU - Hashimoto,Takehisa, AU - Saito,Masayuki, AU - Koike,Terumoto, AU - Hayashi,Jun-ichi, Y1 - 2007/06/18/ PY - 2006/12/12/received PY - 2007/02/01/revised PY - 2007/02/01/accepted PY - 2007/6/20/pubmed PY - 2007/10/10/medline PY - 2007/6/20/entrez SP - 285 EP - 9 JF - Heart, lung & circulation JO - Heart Lung Circ VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefit of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), we compared time-related quality of life (QOL) after lobectomy performed by VATS to that performed by thoracotomy. METHODS: Thirty-three patients underwent surgery for lung cancer during the period April 2001 through November 2002 completed a mailed questionnaire after surgery. RESULTS: Over time, improved QOL was reported in six dimensions by VATS patients but in only two dimensions by thoracotomy patients. There was significant improvement in bodily pain subscores in both groups during the 36 months after surgery. At 3 months after surgery, QOL scores for all eight dimensions were lower in the VATS group, but QOL scores for all eight dimensions did not differ significant between groups at 3 or 12 months after surgery. At 36 months after surgery, QOL scores for six dimensions were higher in the VATS group, and the difference was significant in scores for two dimensions. CONCLUSION: We found recovery was quicker in patients who underwent VATS than in those who underwent thoracotomy. SN - 1443-9506 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17576100/Quality_of_life_after_lung_cancer_surgery:_video_assisted_thoracic_surgery_versus_thoracotomy_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1443-9506(07)00123-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -