Dr Cecilia Pompili

Thoracic Surgeon and Research FellowCecilia Pompili

email: c.pompili@leeds.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)113 206 8939

Cecilia joined the group in 2015 during the preparation of a successful application for funding to the Yorkshire Cancer Research Grant entitled “Curative treatment modalities of early stage Non Small Cell Lung Cancer: Effect on Patient Reported Outcomes of Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Resection and Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR)”, which she is currently working on. Cecilia trained in medicine and specialized in Thoracic Surgery in Italy with a Thesis investigating the residual quality of life after lung cancer surgical treatment. She is in the GMC Specialist Registry since 2014.

She worked as Trust Doctor in the Thoracic Department of Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust where she was able to combine her clinical skills with the research drive, implementing and standardizing the routine collection of quality of life information in lung cancer patients.
 

Research interests

The main focus of Cecilia’s research has been since the undergraduate period on studying the effects on patients reported outcomes of the lung cancer surgical treatments.

In June 2012, she had the European Society Of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Young Investigator Award for the best presentation in the field of thoracic surgery research, for the project entitled: Preoperative quality of life predicts survival following pulmonary resection in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. She conducted methodological projects on the selection of PROMs instruments culminating in a publication entitled “Prospective external convergence evaluation of two different quality-of-life instruments in lung resection patients”.

She is a member of the The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality Of Life Group (EORTC-QoL) for many years and she is currently co-investigator in a multicenter Phase III study updating the EORTC questionnaire for assessing quality of life in lung cancer patients (QLQ-LC13).

Cecilia has lead multicenter studies evaluating across countries the patients’ satisfaction after surgical treatments for lung cancer.
 

Teaching

Cecilia is co-leading the 4th year medical student teaching OSCE and she is the principal supervisor for two Extended Student-led Research or Evaluation Project (ESREP) projects on PROMs in lung cancer at the University of Leeds, and co-supervisor in other two.
 

Professional activities
  • Co-chair of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) Quality of Life and Patient Safety Committee.
  • Member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • Reviewer for the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Journal
  • Member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)
  • Member of European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group
  • Member of the Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS)

 

Publications
  • Pompili C, Koller M, Velikova G, Franks K, Absolom K, Callister M, Robson J,
    Imperatori A, Brunelli A. EORTC QLQ-C30 summary score reliably detects changes in
    QoL three months after anatomic lung resection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    (NSCLC). Lung Cancer. 2018 Sep;123:149-154. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.07.021.
    Epub 2018 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 30089587.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Dinesh P, Bassi V, Imperatori A. Financial validation
    of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score predicting prolonged air
    leak after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.
    2018 Sep;156(3):1224-1230. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.04.085. Epub 2018 Apr 27.
    PubMed PMID: 29784426.
  • Pompili C, Absolom K, Velikova G, Backhus L. Patients reported outcomes in
    thoracic surgery. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Feb;10(2):703-706. doi:
    10.21037/jtd.2018.01.140. PubMed PMID: 29607138; PubMed Central PMCID:
    PMC5864594.
  • Guerrera F, Filosso PL, Pompili C, Olivetti S, Roffinella M, Imperatori A,
    Brunelli A. Application of the coaxial smart drain in patients with a large air
    leak following anatomic lung resection: a prospective multicenter phase II
    analysis of efficacy and safety. J Vis Surg. 2018 Jan 29;4:26. doi:
    10.21037/jovs.2018.01.07. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29445612; PubMed Central
    PMCID: PMC5803136.
  • Pompili C, Shargall Y, Decaluwe H, Moons J, Chari M, Brunelli A. Risk-adjusted
    performance evaluation in three academic thoracic surgery units using the
    Eurolung risk models. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 1;54(1):122-126. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezx483. PubMed PMID: 29309570.
  • Gao S, Zhang Z, Aragón J, Brunelli A, Cassivi S, Chai Y, Chen C, Chen C, Chen
    G, Chen H, Chen JS, Cooke DT, Downs JB, Falcoz PE, Fang W, Filosso PL, Fu X,
    Force SD, Garutti MI, Gonzalez-Rivas D, Gossot D, Hansen HJ, He J, He J, Holbek
    BL, Hu J, Huang Y, Ibrahim M, Imperatori A, Ismail M, Jiang G, Jiang H, Jiang Z,
    Kim HK, Li D, Li G, Li H, Li Q, Li X, Li Y, Li Z, Lim E, Liu CC, Liu D, Liu L,
    Liu Y, Lobdell KW, Ma H, Mao W, Mao Y, Mou J, Ng CSH, Novoa NM, Petersen RH,
    Oizumi H, Papagiannopoulos K, Pompili C, Qiao G, Refai M, Rocco G, Ruffini E,
    Salati M, Seguin-Givelet A, Sihoe ADL, Tan L, Tan Q, Tong T, Tsakiridis K, Venuta
    F, Veronesi G, Villamizar N, Wang H, Wang Q, Wang R, Wang S, Wright GM, Xie D,
    Xue Q, Xue T, Xu L, Xu S, Xu S, Yan T, Yu F, Yu Z, Zhang C, Zhang L, Zhang T,
    Zhang X, Zhao X, Zhao X, Zhi X, Zhou Q. The Society for Translational Medicine:
    clinical practice guidelines for the postoperative management of chest tube for
    patients undergoing lobectomy. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Sep;9(9):3255-3264. doi:
    10.21037/jtd.2017.08.165. Review. PubMed PMID: 29221303; PubMed Central PMCID:
    PMC5708414.
  • Decaluwé H, Petersen RH, Brunelli A, Pompili C, Seguin-Givelet A, Gust L,
    Aigner C, Falcoz PE, Rinieri P, Augustin F, Sokolow Y, Verhagen A, Depypere L,
    Papagiannopoulos K, Gossot D, D’Journo XB, Guerrera F, Baste JM, Schmid T, Stanzi
    A, Van Raemdonck D, Bardet J, Thomas PA, Massard G, Fieuws S, Moons J, Dooms C,
    De Leyn P, Hansen HJ; MITIG-ESTS. Multicentric evaluation of the impact of
    central tumour location when comparing rates of N1 upstaging in patients
    undergoing video-assisted and open surgery for clinical Stage I non-small-cell
    lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Sep 27. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx338.
    [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29029062.
  • Koller M, Hjermstad MJ, Tomaszewski KA, Tomaszewska IM, Hornslien K, Harle A,
    Arraras JI, Morag O, Pompili C, Ioannidis G, Georgiou M, Navarra C, Chie WC,
    Johnson CD, Himpel A, Schulz C, Bohrer T, Janssens A, Kulis D, Bottomley A; EORTC
    Quality of Life Group, EORTC Lung Cancer Group, and European Society of Thoracic
    Surgeons. An international study to revise the EORTC questionnaire for assessing
    quality of life in lung cancer patients. Ann Oncol. 2017 Nov 1;28(11):2874-2881.
    doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdx453. PubMed PMID: 28945875.
  • Pompili C, Franks KN, Brunelli A, Hussain YS, Holch P, Callister ME, Robson
    JM, Papagiannopoulos K, Velikova G. Patient reported outcomes following video
    assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) resection or stereotactic ablative body
    radiotherapy (SABR) for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: protocol for an
    observational pilot study (LiLAC). J Thorac Dis. 2017 Aug;9(8):2703-2713. doi:
    10.21037/jtd.2017.07.35. PubMed PMID: 28932579; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5594109.
  • Brunelli A, Dinesh P, Woodcock-Shaw J, Littlechild D, Pompili C. Ninety-Day
    Mortality After Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy: Incidence and Risk
    Factors. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep;104(3):1020-1026. doi:
    10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.083. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 28577845.
  • Fennelly J, Potter L, Pompili C, Brunelli A. Performance in the shuttle walk
    test is associated with cardiopulmonary complications after lung resections. J
    Thorac Dis. 2017 Mar;9(3):789-795. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2017.03.22. PubMed PMID:
    28449487; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5394008.
  • Brunelli A, Salati M, Pompili C, Gentili P, Sabbatini A. Intraoperative air
    leak measured after lobectomy is associated with postoperative duration of air
    leak. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov 1;52(5):963-968. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezx105. PubMed PMID: 28444366.
  • Salati M, Brunelli A, Xiumè F, Monteverde M, Sabbatini A, Tiberi M, Pompili
    C, Palloni R, Refai M. Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy does not offer
    any functional recovery advantage in comparison to the open approach 3 months
    after the operation: a case matched analysis†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Jun
    1;51(6):1177-1182. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezx013. PubMed PMID: 28329201.
  • Brunelli A, Drosos P, Ismail H, Pompili C, Bassi V. Factors associated with
    postoperative costs following anatomic lung resections without major
    complications. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Feb 1;51(2):230-235. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezw307. PubMed PMID: 28186278.
  • Pompili C, Falcoz PE, Salati M, Szanto Z, Brunelli A. A risk score to predict
    the incidence of prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy:
    An analysis from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database. J Thorac
    Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr;153(4):957-965. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.11.064. Epub
    2016 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 28089646.
  • Pompili C, Velikova G, White J, Callister M, Robson J, Dixon S, Franks K,
    Brunelli A. Poor preoperative patient-reported quality of life is associated with
    complications following pulmonary lobectomy for lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac
    Surg. 2017 Mar 1;51(3):526-531. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezw363. PubMed PMID: 28082473.
  • Pompili C, Salati M, Brunelli A. Chest Tube Management after Surgery for
    Pneumothorax. Thorac Surg Clin. 2017 Feb;27(1):25-28. doi:
    10.1016/j.thorsurg.2016.08.004. Review. PubMed PMID: 27865323.
  • Berardi R, Morgese F, Santinelli A, Onofri A, Biscotti T, Brunelli A,
    Caramanti M, Savini A, De Lisa M, Ballatore Z, Pompili C, Salati M, Mazzanti P,
    Torniai M, Cascinu S. Hormonal receptors in lung adenocarcinoma: expression and
    difference in outcome by sex. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 13;7(50):82648-82657. doi:
    10.18632/oncotarget.12244. PubMed PMID: 27690341; PubMed Central PMCID:
    PMC5347721.
  • Pompili C, Miserocchi G. Air leak after lung resection: pathophysiology and
    patients’ implications. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Feb;8(Suppl 1):S46-54. doi:
    10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.11.08. Review. PubMed PMID: 26941970; PubMed
    Central PMCID: PMC4756241.
  • Koller M, Warncke S, Hjermstad MJ, Arraras J, Pompili C, Harle A, Johnson CD,
    Chie WC, Schulz C, Zeman F, van Meerbeeck JP, Kuliś D, Bottomley A; European
    Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Group;
    EORTC Lung Cancer Group. Use of the lung cancer-specific Quality of Life
    Questionnaire EORTC QLQ-LC13 in clinical trials: A systematic review of the
    literature 20 years after its development. Cancer. 2015 Dec 15;121(24):4300-23.
    doi: 10.1002/cncr.29682. Epub 2015 Oct 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 26451520.
  • Santarelli L, Staffolani S, Strafella E, Nocchi L, Manzella N, Grossi P,
    Bracci M, Pignotti E, Alleva R, Borghi B, Pompili C, Sabbatini A, Rubini C,
    Zuccatosta L, Bichisecchi E, Valentino M, Horwood K, Comar M, Bovenzi M, Dong LF,
    Neuzil J, Amati M, Tomasetti M. Combined circulating epigenetic markers to
    improve mesothelin performance in the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Lung
    Cancer. 2015 Dec;90(3):457-64. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2015.09.021. Epub 2015 Sep
    25. PubMed PMID: 26431916.
  • Pompili C, Salati M, Refai M, Xiumé F, Sabbatini A, Tiberi M, Cregan I,
    Brunelli A. Recurrent air leak soon after pulmonary lobectomy: an analysis based
    on an electronic airflow evaluation†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016
    Apr;49(4):1091-4; discussion 1094. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv335. Epub 2015 Sep 26.
    PubMed PMID: 26410629.
  • Sandri A, Papagiannopoulos K, Milton R, Chaudhuri N, Kefaloyannis E, Pompili
    C, Tentzeris V, Brunelli A. High-risk patients and postoperative complications
    following video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: a case-matched comparison
    with lower-risk counterparts†. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015
    Dec;21(6):761-5. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv254. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PubMed PMID:
    26362624.
  • Pompili C, Xiumè F, Hristova R, Salati M, Refai M, Milton R, Brunelli A.
    Regulated drainage reduces the incidence of recurrence after uniportal
    video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a
    propensity case-matched comparison of regulated and unregulated drainage†. Eur J
    Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Apr;49(4):1127-31; discussion 1131. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezv300. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 26362429.
  • Patella M, Sandri A, Pompili C, Papagiannopoulos K, Milton R, Chaudhuri N,
    Kefaloyannis E, Brunelli A. Real-time monitoring of a video-assisted
    thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy programme using a specific cardiopulmonary
    complications risk-adjusted control chart†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016
    Apr;49(4):1070-4; discussion 1074. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezv294. Epub 2015 Sep 4.
    PubMed PMID: 26341993.
  • Berardi R, Brunelli A, Pagliaretta S, Paolucci V, Conti A, Goteri G, Refai M,
    Pompili C, Marcantognini G, Morgese F, Ballatore Z, Savini A, De Lisa M,
    Caramanti M, Santoni M, Zizzi A, Piva F, Mazzanti P, Onofri A, Sabbatini A,
    Scarpelli M, Cascinu S. Impact of VEGF, VEGFR, PDGFR, HIF and ERCC1 gene
    polymorphisms on thymic malignancies outcome after thymectomy. Oncotarget. 2015
    Aug 7;6(22):19305-15. PubMed PMID: 26254278; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4662492.
  • Pompili C, Novoa N, Balduyck B; ESTS Quality of life and Patient Safety
    Working Group. Clinical evaluation of quality of life: a survey among members of
    European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg.
    2015 Oct;21(4):415-9. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivv171. Epub 2015 Jun 23. PubMed PMID:
    26105771.
  • Pompili C. Quality of life after lung resection for lung cancer. J Thorac
    Dis. 2015 Apr;7(Suppl 2):S138-44. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.04.40.
    Review. PubMed PMID: 25984359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4419027.
  • Filosso PL, Rena O, Guerrera F, Moreno Casado P, Sagan D, Raveglia F,
    Brunelli A, Welter S, Gust L, Pompili C, Casadio C, Bora G, Alvarez A, Zaluska W,
    Baisi A, Roesel C, Thomas PA; ESTS NETs-WG Steering Committee. Clinical
    management of atypical carcinoid and large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: a
    multicentre study on behalf of the European Association of Thoracic Surgeons
    (ESTS) Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Lung Working Group†. Eur J Cardiothorac
    Surg. 2015 Jul;48(1):55-64. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu404. Epub 2014 Nov 18. PubMed
    PMID: 25406425.
  • Pompili C, Tiberi M, Salati M, Refai M, Xiumé F, Brunelli A. Patient
    satisfaction with health-care professionals and structure is not affected by
    longer hospital stay and complications after lung resection: a case-matched
    analysis. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;20(2):236-41. doi:
    10.1093/icvts/ivu371. Epub 2014 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 25376724.
  • Hristova R, Pompili C, Begum S, Salati M, Kefaloyannis M, Tentzeris V,
    Papagiannopoulos K, Brunelli A. An aggregate score to predict the risk of large
    pleural effusion after pulmonary lobectomy. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015
    Jul;48(1):72-6. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu413. Epub 2014 Oct 28. PubMed PMID:
    25352659.
  • Pompili C, Detterbeck F, Papagiannopoulos K, Sihoe A, Vachlas K, Maxfield MW,
    Lim HC, Brunelli A. Multicenter international randomized comparison of objective
    and subjective outcomes between electronic and traditional chest drainage
    systems. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):490-6; discussion 496-7. doi:
    10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.03.043. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PubMed PMID: 24906602.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Salati M, Refai M, Berardi R, Mazzanti P, Tiberi M.
    Preoperative maximum oxygen consumption is associated with prognosis after
    pulmonary resection in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014
    Jul;98(1):238-42. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.029. Epub 2014 May 27. PubMed
    PMID: 24874414.
  • Salati M, Pompili C, Refai M, Xiumè F, Sabbatini A, Brunelli A. Real-time
    database drawn from an electronic health record for a thoracic surgery unit:
    high-quality clinical data saving time and human resources. Eur J Cardiothorac
    Surg. 2014 Jun;45(6):1017-9. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt577. Epub 2014 Jan 6. PubMed
    PMID: 24394554.
  • Salati M, Pompili C, Refai M, Xiumè F, Sabbatini A, Brunelli A. The use of
    the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system for the internal analysis of
    performance: a case-matched temporal audit. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014
    May;45(5):859-63. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezt500. Epub 2013 Oct 27. PubMed PMID:
    24164920.
  • Refai M, Pompili C, Salati M, Xiumè F, Sabbatini A, Brunelli A. Can maximal
    inspiratory and expiratory pressures during exercise predict complications in
    patients submitted to major lung resections? A prospective cohort study. Eur J
    Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Apr;45(4):665-69; discussion 669-70. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezt440. Epub 2013 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 24067750.
  • Salati M, Refai M, Pompili C, Xiumè F, Sabbatini A, Brunelli A. Major
    morbidity after lung resection: a comparison between the European Society of
    Thoracic Surgeons Database system and the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality
    system. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Jun;5(3):217-22. doi:
    10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.05.03. PubMed PMID: 23825750; PubMed Central PMCID:
    PMC3698292.
  • Pompili C, Brunelli A. Quality of life after lung resection is not associated
    with functional objective measures. Eur Respir J. 2013 Jul;42(1):283-5. doi:
    10.1183/09031936.00199212. PubMed PMID: 23813312.
  • Brunelli A, Salati M, Refai M, Xiumé F, Berardi R, Mazzanti P, Pompili C.
    Development of a patient-centered aggregate score to predict survival after lung
    resection for non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013
    Aug;146(2):385-90.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 May 4. PubMed
    PMID: 23651911.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Salati M. Patient selection for operation: the complex
    balance between information and intuition. J Thorac Dis. 2013 Feb;5(1):8-11. doi:
    10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2013.01.07. PubMed PMID: 23372944; PubMed Central PMCID:
    PMC3547999.
  • Pompili C, Salati M, Refai M, Berardi R, Onofri A, Mazzanti P, Brunelli A.
    Preoperative quality of life predicts survival following pulmonary resection in
    stage I non-small-cell lung cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013
    May;43(5):905-10. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs532. Epub 2012 Oct 22. PubMed PMID:
    23091229.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Koller M. Changes in quality of life after pulmonary
    resection. Thorac Surg Clin. 2012 Nov;22(4):471-85. doi:
    10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.07.006. Epub 2012 Sep 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 23084611.
  • Brunelli A, Salati M, Pompili C, Refai M, Sabbatini A. Regulated tailored
    suction vs regulated seal: a prospective randomized trial on air leak duration.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 May;43(5):899-904. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs518. Epub
    2012 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 23024236.
  • Pompili C, Brunelli A, Rocco G, Salvi R, Xiumé F, La Rocca A, Sabbatini A,
    Martucci N. Patient satisfaction after pulmonary resection for lung cancer: a
    multicenter comparative analysis. Respiration. 2013;85(2):106-11. doi:
    10.1159/000337262. Epub 2012 May 10. PubMed PMID: 22584466.
  • Brunelli A, Belardinelli R, Pompili C, Xiumé F, Refai M, Salati M, Sabbatini
    A. Minute ventilation-to-carbon dioxide output (VE/VCO2) slope is the strongest
    predictor of respiratory complications and death after pulmonary resection. Ann
    Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;93(6):1802-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.03.022. Epub
    2012 May 4. PubMed PMID: 22560968.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Refai M, Xiumè F, Salati M, Sabbatini A. Predicted
    versus observed peak oxygen consumption after major pulmonary resection. Ann
    Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.03.034. Epub
    2012 May 5. PubMed PMID: 22560325.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Berardi R, Mazzanti P, Onofri A, Salati M, Cascinu S,
    Sabbatini A. Performance at preoperative stair-climbing test is associated with
    prognosis after pulmonary resection in stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Ann
    Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;93(6):1796-800. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.02.068. Epub
    2012 May 1. PubMed PMID: 22551844.
  • Salati M, Brunelli A, Xiumè F, Refai M, Pompili C, Sabbatini A. Does
    fast-tracking increase the readmission rate after pulmonary resection? A
    case-matched study. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 May;41(5):1083-7; discussion
    1087. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr171. Epub 2012 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 22362624.
  • Refai M, Brunelli A, Varela G, Novoa N, Pompili C, Jimenez MF, Aranda JL,
    Sabbatini A. The values of intrapleural pressure before the removal of chest tube
    in non-complicated pulmonary lobectomies. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012
    Apr;41(4):831-3. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr056. Epub 2012 Jan 6. PubMed PMID:
    22228846.
  • Refai M, Brunelli A, Salati M, Xiumè F, Pompili C, Sabbatini A. The impact of
    chest tube removal on pain and pulmonary function after pulmonary resection. Eur
    J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Apr;41(4):820-2; discussion 823. doi:
    10.1093/ejcts/ezr126. Epub 2011 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 22219425.
  • Pompili C, Brunelli A, Salati M, Refai M, Sabbatini A. 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. Interact
    Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;13(5):490-3; discussion 493. doi:
    10.1510/icvts.2011.280941. Epub 2011 Aug 18. PubMed PMID: 21852268.
  • Brunelli A, Refai M, Salati M, Pompili C, Sabbatini A. Standardized combined
    outcome index as an instrument for monitoring performance after pulmonary
    resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jul;92(1):272-7. doi:
    10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.038. PubMed PMID: 21718855.
  • Pompili C, Brunelli A, Xiumé F, Refai M, Salati M, Socci L, Di Nunzio L,
    Sabbatini A. Prospective external convergence evaluation of two different
    quality-of-life instruments in lung resection patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.
    2011 Jul;40(1):99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.10.026. Epub 2010 Dec 14. PubMed
    PMID: 21159520.
  • Refai M, Brunelli A, Salati M, Pompili C, Xiumè F, Sabbatini A. Efficacy of
    anterior fissureless technique for right upper lobectomies: a case-matched
    analysis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jun;39(6):1043-6. doi:
    10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.09.039. Epub 2010 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 21115358.
  • Brunelli A, Pompili C, Salati M. Low-technology exercise test in the
    preoperative evaluation of lung resection candidates. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis.
    2010 Jun;73(2):72-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 20949773.
  • Pompili C, Brunelli A, Xiumé F, Refai M, Salati M, Sabbatini A. Predictors of
    postoperative decline in quality of life after major lung resections. Eur J
    Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 May;39(5):732-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.08.046. PubMed
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