Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier

Posted On 2020-12-03 11:47:46

This series on “Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier” is edited by Dr. Peter J. Kneuertz, from Thoracic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, U.S.A.

In surgery, there are clear and important opportunities for the use of PROs to improve quality of care, and specifically for patients undergoing thoracic operations. Thoracic operations have been associated with major changes in patients’ health-related quality of life (hr-QOL) including physical functioning and emotional, social and mental well-being; this type of impact is paralleled by few other fields in medicine or surgery. It is our opinion, that there is need for thoracic surgery research that focuses on PROs.

Editorial on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier
Patient-reported outcomes in thoracic surgery—opportunities and current challenges
Peter J. Kneuertz, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Original Article on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier
Improving patient engagement, adherence, and satisfaction in lung cancer surgery with implementation of a mobile device platform for patient reported outcomes
Peter J. Kneuertz, Niveditha Jagadesh, Alicia Perkins, Morgan Fitzgerald, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt, Desmond M. D’Souza

Review Article on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier
Choosing the right survey: the lung cancer surgery
Cecilia Pompili, Michael Koller, Galina Velikova

Choosing the right survey—patient reported outcomes in esophageal surgery
Maira Ahmed, Angus Lau, Dhruvin H. Hirpara, Biniam Kidane

Effect of operative approach on quality of life following anatomic lung cancer resection
Emily S. Singer, Peter J. Kneuertz, Jennifer Nishimura, Desmond M. D’Souza, Ellen Diefenderfer, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt

Patient reported outcomes (PROs) after minimally invasive and open esophagectomy
John J. Brady, Tadeusz D. Witek, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria

Quality of life outcomes in tracheobronchomalacia surgery
Joseph McGinn, Benoit Herbert, Andrew Maloney, Byron Patton, Richard Lazzaro

Symptom and functional recovery monitoring in thoracic surgery
Virginia Sun, Jae Kim

Patient reported outcomes: integration into clinical practices
Nakul Valsangkar, Felix Fernandez, Onkar Khullar

Healthcare systems approach to patient reported outcomes—benefits and challenges in thoracic surgery
Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

The focused issue “Patient reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A new Frontier” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Peter J. Kneuertz is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.