1st Edition

Key Trials in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Edited By Ghaith Qsous, Malcolm Will, Vipin Zamvar Copyright 2024
    213 Pages
    by CRC Press

    213 Pages
    by CRC Press

    A concise summary of the most important clinical trials in cardiac and thoracic surgery. The focus is on how evidence-based decision making has helped to shape modern practice and guidelines. The key trials are described and an overview of their impact provided.

    Much research has been undertaken to study the efficacy of different drugs, techniques, and treatment strategies within cardiothoracic surgery. As a result, many randomised controlled trials have been published which discuss a wide variety of topics and with the intention of improving current practice and patient care. This volume presents a selection of the key trials and assesses their impact. Compact and easy to read, the distillation of core information will enable the reader to understand the importance of the key papers that have influenced best practice across operating theatres, clinics, multi-disciplinary meetings, and inpatient management.

    Including full summaries of more than 30 trials and reflecting the clinical scenarios encountered in everyday practice by cardiothoracic surgeons, this concise volume is written for both trainee and more experienced members of the surgical team.





    1. Lung Cancer Screening

    Ghaith Qsous, Maan Amayreh, Malcolm Will, Ahmed M. Osman, Adam Peryt, and Peirgiorgio Solli

    2. Surgical Approach

    Ghaith Qsous, Vipin Zamvar, and Anthony Chambers

    3. Resection of Lung Cancer: Lobectomy vs. Sublobar Resection

    Ghaith Qsous and Malcolm Will

    4. Lung Cancer Surveillance after Definitive Treatment

    Ghaith Qsous, Rory McFadyen, and Malcolm Will

    5. Management of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

    Ghaith Qsous, Amer Ibrahim, and Hussein Elkhayat

    6. Thymectomy in Non-Thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis

    Ghaith Qsous, Mohammad Aladaileh, and David G Healy

    7. Surgical Treatment of Mesothelioma

    Ghaith Qsous, Peter C E Mhandu, and Rory Beattie

    8. Rib Fixation in Rib Fractures

    Ghaith Qsous and Shadi Hamouri

    9. Treatment of Advanced Emphysema

    Ahmed M. Osman, Ghaith Qsous, Malcolm Will, and Mohammad Diab

    10. Surgery vs. SABR in Operable Stage I Lung Cancer

    Ghaith Qsous, Valdas Petraskus, and Shadi Hamouri

    11. Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer

    Ghaith Qsous, Ala Qayet, and Malcolm Will

    12. Role of Targeted Therapy In Resectable Lung Cancer

    Ghaith Qsous, Rula Amarin, and Taher Abu Hijleh

    13. Role of Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Treatment

    Ghaith Qsous, Rula Amarin, and Taher Abu Hejleh

    14. Management of Prolonged Air Leak

    Ghaith Qsous, Anthony Chambers, and Shadi Hamouri


    15. On-Pump vs. Off-Pump CABG

    Ghaith Qsous, Peter Lang, and Vipin Zamvar

    16. TAVI vs. Standard Approach

    George Gradinariu, Ghaith Qsous, Renzo Pessotto, Marios Patronis, Vipin Zamvar, Bassem Gadallah, and Vipin Zamvar

    17. Surgery in Ischaemic Mitral Valve Regurgitation

    Sanjeet Singh, Ghaith Qsous, and Renzo Pessotto

    18. Radial Artery Graft Patency

    George Gradinariu, Ghaith Qsous, and Kelvin Lim

    19. Surgical Prevention of Stroke during Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

    Ghaith Qsous and Vipin Zamvar

    20. Surgical Treatment of Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis

    Ghaith Qsous, George Korelidis, and Vincenzo Giordano

    21. Restrictive vs. Liberal Red-Cell Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery

    Chen Chuan Fang and Ghaith Qsous

    22. Multivessel Revascularisation in Patients with Diabetes

    Amber Downes and John Hinchion

    23. Early Surgery vs. Conventional Treatment for Infective Endocarditis

    Chen Chuan Fang, Sanjeet Singh, and Kelvin Lim

    24. LIMA Alone vs. LIMA and RIMA

    Ghaith Qsous, Georgios Kaimasidis, and Imran Khan

    25. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) vs. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

    Ghaith Qsous, Olga Ananiadou, and Haris Koutsogiannidis



    Ghaith Isam Qsous, MRCS

    Cardiothoracic Speciality Doctor – Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (UK)

    Malcolm Will, FRCS (CTh)

    Thoracic Surgery Consultant - Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (UK)

    Vipin Zamvar, FRCS (CTh)

    Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultant - Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (UK)