Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy or open lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer? Minimizing selection bias in observational studies.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
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Publications
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Title
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy or open lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer? Minimizing selection bias in observational studies.
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Author(s)
Yamamoto K., Honda M., Furukawa T.A.
ISSN
1873-734X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1010-7940
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Volume
46
Number
1
Pages
150
Language
english
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Publication types: Comment ; Letter
Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adherence to preventive measures and prescribed medications is the cornerstone of the successful management of hypertension. The role of adherence is particularly important when treatments are not providing the expected clinical results, for example, in patients with resistant hypertension. The goal of this article is to review the recent observations regarding drug adherence in resistant hypertension.
RECENT FINDINGS: Today, the role of drug adherence as a potential cause of resistant hypertension is largely underestimated. Most studies suggest that a low adherence to the prescribed medications can affect up to 50% of patients with resistant hypertension.A good adherence to therapy is generally associated with an improved prognosis. Nonetheless, adherence should probably not be a target for treatment per se because data on adherence should always be interpreted in the view of clinical results. In our opinion, the availability of reliable data on drug adherence would be a major help for physicians to manage patients apparently resistant to therapy.
SUMMARY: The actual development of new drugs for hypertension is slow. Thus, focusing on drug adherence to the drugs available is an important way to improve blood pressure control in the population. More emphasis should be put on measuring drug adherence in patients with resistant hypertension to avoid costly investigations and treatments.
Keywords
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/surgery, Humans, Lung Neoplasms/surgery, Pneumonectomy/methods, Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted/mortality
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Web of science
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