Michele Salati

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does fast-tracking increase the readmission rate after pulmonary resection? A case-matched study
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1083-7; discussion 1087. 2012
  2. pmc Risk Stratification in Lung Resection
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Via Conca 1, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    Curr Surg Rep 4:37. 2016
  3. doi request reprint The European thoracic data quality project: An Aggregate Data Quality score to measure the quality of international multi-institutional databases
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, AOU Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 49:1470-5. 2016
  4. doi request reprint Real-time database drawn from an electronic health record for a thoracic surgery unit: high-quality clinical data saving time and human resources
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:1017-9. 2014
  5. doi request reprint Quality of life in the elderly after major lung resection for lung cancer
    Michele Salati
    Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:79-83. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Task-independent metrics to assess the data quality of medical registries using the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Database
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:91-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for diagnosis and treatment of intrathoracic conditions
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via Conca 1, 60020, Ancona, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:305-10, vii. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: clinical and economic analysis in comparison to the traditional approach
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:63-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Performance at symptom-limited stair-climbing test is associated with increased cardiopulmonary complications, mortality, and costs after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:240-7; discussion 247-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Development of a patient-centered aggregate score to predict survival after lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:385-90.e1-2. 2013

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Publications62

  1. doi request reprint Does fast-tracking increase the readmission rate after pulmonary resection? A case-matched study
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1083-7; discussion 1087. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to verify the safety of this policy by monitoring the patient readmission rate...
  2. pmc Risk Stratification in Lung Resection
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Via Conca 1, 60020 Ancona, Italy
    Curr Surg Rep 4:37. 2016
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The European thoracic data quality project: An Aggregate Data Quality score to measure the quality of international multi-institutional databases
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, AOU Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 49:1470-5. 2016
    ..The ESTS database was used to create and apply the metrics. The Units contributing to the ESTS database were ranked for the quality of data uploaded using the ADQ...
  4. doi request reprint Real-time database drawn from an electronic health record for a thoracic surgery unit: high-quality clinical data saving time and human resources
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:1017-9. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to verify whether the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) in our thoracic surgery unit allows creation of a high-quality clinical database saving time and costs...
  5. doi request reprint Quality of life in the elderly after major lung resection for lung cancer
    Michele Salati
    Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:79-83. 2009
    ..The information that residual QoL in elderly patients will be similar to the one experienced by younger and fitter individuals may help them in their decision to proceed with surgery...
  6. doi request reprint Task-independent metrics to assess the data quality of medical registries using the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Database
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:91-8. 2011
    ..Expanding the work done in other fields, we aimed at developing a methodological approach to measure the quality of a thoracic surgical database, by using the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Database...
  7. doi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for diagnosis and treatment of intrathoracic conditions
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via Conca 1, 60020, Ancona, Italy
    Thorac Surg Clin 18:305-10, vii. 2008
    ..This article addresses the topic of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery as the least invasive such approach that may be used to diagnose and treat several intrathoracic conditions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: clinical and economic analysis in comparison to the traditional approach
    Michele Salati
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:63-6. 2008
    ..In conclusion, uniportal VATS appears to offer better clinical (postoperative stay and rate of paraesthesia) and economic (postoperative costs) results than the standard three-port VATS for treating primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
  9. doi request reprint Performance at symptom-limited stair-climbing test is associated with increased cardiopulmonary complications, mortality, and costs after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:240-7; discussion 247-8. 2008
    ..This study assessed the association between performance at the symptom-limited stair-climbing test and postoperative cardiopulmonary morbidity, mortality, and costs after major lung resections...
  10. doi request reprint Development of a patient-centered aggregate score to predict survival after lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 146:385-90.e1-2. 2013
    ..The objective of this analysis was to develop a survival aggregate score (SAS), including objective and subjective patient-based parameters, and assess its prognostic role after major anatomic resection for non-small cell lung cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Minute ventilation-to-carbon dioxide output (VE/VCO2) slope is the strongest predictor of respiratory complications and death after pulmonary resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1802-6. 2012
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  12. doi request reprint Peak oxygen consumption during cardiopulmonary exercise test improves risk stratification in candidates to major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Chest 135:1260-7. 2009
    ..The objective of this investigation was to assess the association of peak oxygen consumption (Vo(2)) with postoperative outcome in a prospective cohort of patients undergoing major lung resection for the treatment of lung cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Prospective external convergence evaluation of two different quality-of-life instruments in lung resection patients
    Cecilia Pompili
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Via Conca 1, Ancona 60020, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:99-105. 2011
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  14. ncbi request reprint Air leaks after lobectomy increase the risk of empyema but not of cardiopulmonary complications: a case-matched analysis
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, 60129 Ancona, Italy
    Chest 130:1150-6. 2006
    ..To assess whether the presence and duration of air leaks after lobectomy are associated with an increased incidence of cardiopulmonary complications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of expiratory volume, diffusion capacity, and exercise tolerance following major lung resection: a prospective follow-up analysis
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Chest 131:141-7. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to prospectively investigate the postoperative changes in FEV(1), carbon monoxide lung diffusion capacity (Dlco), and exercise tolerance after major lung resection at repeated evaluation times...
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicted versus observed FEV1 and DLCO after major lung resection: a prospective evaluation at different postoperative periods
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1134-9. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Oxygen desaturation during maximal stair-climbing test and postoperative complications after major lung resections
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:77-82. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Predictors of postoperative decline in quality of life after major lung resections
    Cecilia Pompili
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:732-7. 2011
    ..Its prediction can be valuable information for both patients and physicians. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of clinically relevant decline of the physical and emotional components of QoL after lung resection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Carbon monoxide lung diffusion capacity improves risk stratification in patients without airflow limitation: evidence for systematic measurement before lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona 60129, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:567-70. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint A model to predict the immediate postoperative FEV1 following major lung resections
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto Io Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:783-6. 2007
    ..Therefore, its estimation before operation may enhance risk stratification. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a model to predict FEV1 on the first postoperative day after major lung resection...
  21. doi request reprint Evaluation of a new chest tube removal protocol using digital air leak monitoring after lobectomy: a prospective randomised trial
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:56-60. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of water seal and suction after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective, randomized trial
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1932-7; discussion 1937. 2004
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess whether placing chest tubes on water seal after pulmonary lobectomy reduced the duration of air leak compared with suction...
  23. doi request reprint The impact of chest tube removal on pain and pulmonary function after pulmonary resection
    Majed Refai
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:820-2; discussion 823. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the immediate influence of chest tube removal on chest pain and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) after pulmonary resection...
  24. doi request reprint Impact of the learning curve in the use of a novel electronic chest drainage system after pulmonary lobectomy: a case-matched analysis on the duration of chest tube usage
    Cecilia Pompili
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Riuniti Hospitals Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:490-3; discussion 493. 2011
    ..Compared with traditional devices, the use of a novel electronic chest drainage system was beneficial from its initial application. The inherent learning curve was short and did not affect the efficiency of the system...
  25. doi request reprint Does induction treatment increase the risk of morbidity and mortality after pneumonectomy? A multicentre case-matched analysis
    Majed Refai
    Umberto I Regional Hospital Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:535-9. 2010
    ..The objective of this investigation was to compare postoperative morbidity and early and late mortality in patients after pneumonectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with or without induction neo-adjuvant therapy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of exercise oxygen desaturation following major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:145-8. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of postoperative exercise oxygen desaturation (EOD) in patients submitted to lobectomy or pneumonectomy for lung carcinoma...
  27. doi request reprint Peak oxygen consumption measured during the stair-climbing test in lung resection candidates
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Respiration 80:207-11. 2010
    ..The stair-climbing test is commonly used in the preoperative evaluation of lung resection candidates, but it is difficult to standardize and provides little physiologic information on the performance...
  28. doi request reprint A scoring system predicting the risk for intensive care unit admission for complications after major lung resection: a multicenter analysis
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Umberto First Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:213-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to develop and validate a scoring system to predict intensive care unit (ICU) admission for complications after major lung resection for purposes of optimizing planning of resources for patient care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inability to perform maximal stair climbing test before lung resection: a propensity score analysis on early outcome
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:367-72. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Gemcitabine-cisplatin chemotherapy before lung resection: a case-matched analysis of early outcome
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1963-8. 2006
    ..The objective of the present study was to assess whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin was associated with an increased incidence of morbidity and mortality after major lung resection for lung cancer...
  31. doi request reprint Recalibration of the revised cardiac risk index in lung resection candidates
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:199-203. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to recalibrate the RCRI in candidates for major lung resections to provide a more specific instrument for cardiac risk stratification...
  32. doi request reprint Preoperative quality of life predicts survival following pulmonary resection in stage I non-small-cell lung cancer
    Cecilia Pompili
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:905-10. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the prognostic role of preoperative quality of life (QoL) in patients operated on for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  33. doi request reprint Regulated tailored suction vs regulated seal: a prospective randomized trial on air leak duration
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 43:899-904. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the air leak duration of two regulated chest tube modes following pulmonary lobectomy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pleural tent after upper lobectomy: a randomized study of efficacy and duration of effect
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:1958-62. 2002
    ..The object of this study was to assess the efficay and maximum duration of effect of the pleural tent in reducing the incidence of air leak after upper lobectomy...
  35. doi request reprint Performance at preoperative stair-climbing test is associated with prognosis after pulmonary resection in stage I non-small cell lung cancer
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1796-800. 2012
    ..This investigation evaluated whether the performance at a preoperative symptom-limited stair-climbing test was a prognostic factor in resected pathologic stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
  36. doi request reprint Efficacy of anterior fissureless technique for right upper lobectomies: a case-matched analysis
    Majed Refai
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:1043-6. 2011
    ..The objective of this investigation was to verify the efficacy of an anterior fissureless lobectomy (FL) technique in reducing the incidence and duration of air leak after RUL...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of prolonged air leak after pulmonary lobectomy
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1205-10; discussion 1210. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the predictors of prolonged air leak (air leak longer than 7 days) in patients submitted to pulmonary lobectomy for lung cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Predicted versus observed maximum oxygen consumption early after lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I, Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:376-80. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the predictors of underestimation and overestimation of postoperative maximum oxygen consumption (VO(2)max)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of life before and after major lung resection for lung cancer: a prospective follow-up analysis
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:410-6. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the preoperative and postoperative quality of life of candidates for major lung resection with lung cancer...
  40. doi request reprint Standardized combined outcome index as an instrument for monitoring performance after pulmonary resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:272-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this analysis was to develop and use an index combining multiple risk-adjusted outcomes to track down the performance of our thoracic surgery unit over time...
  41. ncbi request reprint Multicentric analysis of performance after major lung resections by using the European Society Objective Score (ESOS)
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via Santa Margherita 23, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:284-8. 2008
    ..In this study, we applied for the first time the ESOS.01 to assess the performance of three European thoracic surgery units during three successive years of activity...
  42. ncbi request reprint Alternate suction reduces prolonged air leak after pulmonary lobectomy: a randomized comparison versus water seal
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1052-5. 2005
    ..The objective of the present study was to compare in a prospective randomized fashion two different management schemes for chest tubes after lobectomy: water seal versus alternate suction (suction overnight and water seal during the day)...
  43. doi request reprint Preoperative assessment of patients for lung cancer surgery
    Michele Salati
    Section of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Ospedale Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 18:289-94. 2012
    ..The aim of this work was to present and analyze the latest published documents about the functional evaluation of patients undergoing lung resection and review articles from the past two years addressing the same topic...
  44. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted econometric model to estimate postoperative costs: an additional instrument for monitoring performance after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:624-9. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to develop a risk-adjusted model to estimate individual postoperative costs after major lung resection and to use it for internal economic audit...
  45. doi request reprint Visualization of bronchoalveolar fistula as the presenting sign of lung cancer
    Francesco Givigliano
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Naples, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:704-5. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality models to compare the performance of two units after major lung resections
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:88-96. 2007
    ..We sought to develop risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality models to compare the performance of 2 different thoracic surgery units in patients submitted to major lung resections...
  47. doi request reprint Preoperative evaluation of lung cancer: predicting the impact of surgery on physiology and quality of life
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 14:275-81. 2008
    ..To summarize the best clinical evidence published in the last year and regarding the functional evaluation and the residual quality of life after lung resection in patients with lung cancer...
  48. doi request reprint Digital measurements of air leak flow and intrapleural pressures in the immediate postoperative period predict risk of prolonged air leak after pulmonary lobectomy
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:584-8. 2011
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  49. ncbi request reprint A model to predict the decline of the forced expiratory volume in one second and the carbon monoxide lung diffusion capacity early after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 4:61-5. 2005
    ..We think the regression models generated in this study may be reliably used for risk stratification purposes...
  50. doi request reprint Predicted versus observed peak oxygen consumption after major pulmonary resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:222-5. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of predicted postoperative peak VO(2) in predicting the actual peak VO(2) after major pulmonary resection...
  51. ncbi request reprint A model for the internal evaluation of the quality of care after lung resection in the elderly
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Respiratory Diseases, Umberto I degrees Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:884-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a logistic model for internal audit in a population of elderly patients submitted to lung resection...
  52. ncbi request reprint Uniportal VATS for mediastinal nodal diagnosis and staging
    Gaetano Rocco
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Via M Semmola, 81 80131, Naples, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 5:430-2. 2006
    ..The median length of stay in the hospital was 1 day. In conclusion we showed that uniportal VATS can be effectively used to achieve diagnosis and staging of mediastinal nodal stations...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk-adjusted morbidity, mortality and failure-to-rescue models for internal provider profiling after major lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Via S Margherita 23, Ancona, 60129 Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 5:92-6. 2006
    ..The use of risk-adjusted outcome models prevented misleading information derived from the unadjusted analysis of performance. We are currently using these models for internal quality-of-care audit purposes...
  54. doi request reprint Can maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures during exercise predict complications in patients submitted to major lung resections? A prospective cohort study
    Majed Refai
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:665-69; discussion 669-70. 2014
    ..The aim of our study was to verify whether PImax and PEmax measured before and after a symptom-limited stair-climbing test are associated with complications in patients submitted to major lung resections...
  55. doi request reprint The use of the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system for the internal analysis of performance: a case-matched temporal audit
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:859-63. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality (TMM) scoring system in auditing the quality of care of our unit...
  56. pmc Major morbidity after lung resection: a comparison between the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database system and the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, United Hospitals Ancona, Via Conca 1, 60122 Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Dis 5:217-22. 2013
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  57. ncbi request reprint Stair climbing test predicts cardiopulmonary complications after lung resection
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Chest 121:1106-10. 2002
    ..To evaluate the capability of the stair climbing test to predict cardiopulmonary complications after lung resection for lung cancer...
  58. pmc Clinical pathway for thoracic surgery in an Italian centre
    Majed Refai
    1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy 2 Section of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy 3 Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    J Thorac Dis 8:S23-8. 2016
    ..We report the clinical pathway of care adopted at our centre since the introduction of Uniportal VATS program for major lung resections. ..
  59. pmc Hormonal receptors in lung adenocarcinoma: expression and difference in outcome by sex
    Rossana Berardi
    Medical Oncology Unit, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
    Oncotarget 7:82648-82657. 2016
    ..The aim of the study is to determine gender differences in lung adenocarcinoma in terms of androgen (AR), estrogen (ER)α and progesterone (PgR) receptors expression and their impact on outcome...
  60. doi request reprint What the Surgeon Needs to Know About Databases
    Michele Salati
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Italy
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 27:250-5. 2015
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  61. ncbi request reprint Evidence of lower alteration of expiratory volume in patients with airflow limitation in the immediate period after lobectomy
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:417-22. 2007
    ..The aim of this multicenter prospective study is to evaluate whether preoperative COPD influences the decrease of forced expiratory volume in 1 second the day after surgery...
  62. ncbi request reprint Measured FEV1 in the first postoperative day, and not ppoFEV1, is the best predictor of cardio-respiratory morbidity after lung resection
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:518-21. 2007
    ..The hypothesis of this investigation is that ppoFEV1 does not predict postoperative morbidity in patients undergoing lung resection when immediate postoperative FEV1 is considered in the predictive model...