Prolonged air leak after lung surgery: prediction, prevention and management

Posted On 2023-03-13 17:21:37

This special Series, “Prolonged Air Leak After Lung Surgery: Prediction, Prevention and Management”, published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease, aims to present readers with an extensive update on the PAL. We asked each expert to analyze specific aspects by sharing their experience and expertise, such as PAL after robotic surgery and segmentectomy. We have also analyzed the economic impact of PAL through the cost analysis of new devices and complications. Readers can find other interesting insights.

Prolonged air leak after lung surgery: prediction, prevention and management
Francesco Zaraca, Roberto Crisci, Florian Augustin, Alessandro Brunelli, Luca Bertolaccini

A brief appraisal on the GRADE methodology and the development of recommendations on the management of prolonged air leaks by the PALAS Study Group
Francesco Zaraca, Luca Bertolaccini; PALAS Study Group

Editorial Commentary
Should we use a biophysical approach in the classification and management of air leakage after lung resection?
Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Cara, Claudia Bardoni, Lorenzo Spaggiari, Francesco Zaraca

Original Article
Prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracic anatomical pulmonary resections: a clinical predicting model based on data from the Italian VATS group registry, a machine learning approach
Duilio Divisi, Marco Pipitone, Reinhold Perkmann, Luca Bertolaccini, Carlo Curcio, Francesco Baldinelli, Roberto Crisci, Francesco Zaraca; Italian VATS group

Prolonged air leak after segmentectomy: incidence and risk factors
Michael R. Gooseman, Alessandro Brunelli, Nilanjan Chaudhuri, Richard Milton, Peter Tcherveniakov, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Laura Valuckiene

Risk factors, complications and costs of prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for primary lung cancer
Florian Ponholzer, Caecilia Ng, Herbert Maier, Paolo Lucciarini, Dietmar Öfner, Florian Augustin

Review Article
Intraoperative prevention and conservative management of postoperative prolonged air leak after lung resection: a systematic review
Vittorio Aprile, Diana Bacchin, Fabrizia Calabrò, Stylianos Korasidis, Maria Giovanna Mastromarino, Marcello Carlo Ambrogi, Marco Lucchi

The role of new staplers in reducing the incidence of air leak
Alessandro Marra, Aleksandar Yankulov

Enhanced recovery after surgery and chest tube management
Tim J. P. Batchelor

Prolonged air leak after robotic lung resection: a narrative review
Piergiorgio Muriana, Francesca Rossetti, Stefano Viscardi, Pierluigi Novellis, Giulia Veronesi

The series “Prolonged air leak after lung surgery: prediction, prevention and management” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease and sponsored by Bard Limited. Bard Limited has no interference on the contents of the special series. Roberto Crisci, Alessandro Brunelli, Florian Augustin and Francesco Zaraca served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.