Guideline Database

These guidelines are developed by external bodies but cover issues related to the practice of thoracic surgery.  The database is maintained by the ESTS clinical guidelines ad hoc committee. ESTS guidelines are accessible via the right side tab.

Lung Cancer

Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines (3rd edition)
Chest 2013; 143(5) (Suppl): 7S-37S

Early stage and locally advanced (non-metastatic) non-small-cell lung cancer
ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v103-v115

Guidelines on the radical management of patients with lung cancer.
Lim E, Baldwin D, Beckles M, Duffy J, Entwisle J, Faivre-Finn C, Kerr K, Macfie A, McGuigan J, Padley S, Popat S, Screaton N, Snee M, Waller D, Warburton C, Win T; British Thoracic Society; Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland.
Thorax. 2010 Oct;65 Suppl 3:iii1-27.

The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Clinical guidelines CG121
Issued: April 2011

Cancer Care Ontario and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline for Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Stages I-IIIA Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol 25, No 34 (December 1), 2007: pp. 5506-5518

Katherine M. W. Pisters, William K. Evans, Christopher G. Azzoli, Mark G. Kris, Christopher A. Smith, Christopher E. Desch, Mark R. Somerfield, Melissa C. Brouwers, Gail Darling, Peter M. Ellis, Laurie E. Gaspar, Harvey I. Pass, David R. Spigel, John R. Strawn, Yee C. Ung, and Frances A. Shepherd.

Seventh edition of the tumor, node, and metastasis (TNM) classification for lung cancer
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

 

Mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma
ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Ann Oncol 2010; 21 (suppl 5): v126-v128


Pleural Disease

Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parapneumonic Effusions
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines
Chest 2000; 118: 1158-1171

Management of Spontaneous Pneumothorax
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Delphi Consensus Statement
Chest 2001; 119: 590-602

Management of spontaneous pneumothorax: British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Guideline 2010.
MacDuff A, Arnold A, Harvey J; BTS Pleural Disease Guideline Group.
Thorax. 2010 Aug;65 Suppl 2:ii18-31.

Management of a malignant pleural effusion: British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Guideline 2010.
Roberts ME, Neville E, Berrisford RG, Antunes G, Ali NJ; BTS Pleural Disease Guideline Group.
Thorax. 2010 Aug;65 Suppl 2:ii32-40.

Management of pleural infection in adults: British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Guideline 2010.
Davies HE, Davies RJ, Davies CW; BTS Pleural Disease Guideline Group.
Thorax. 2010 Aug;65 Suppl 2:ii41-53.


Emphysema

Standards for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD: a summary of the ATS/ERS position paper.
Celli BR, MacNee W; ATS/ERS Task Force.
Eur Respir J. 2004 Jun;23(6):932-46.

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with airway valves for advanced emphysema
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG318

Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG114


Mediastinum

Thoracoscopic excision of mediastinal parathyroid tumours
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG247

Practice parameter: Thymectomy for autoimmune myasthenia gravis (an evidence-based review): Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
Neurology 2000;55;7
Gary S. Gronseth and Richard J. Barohn


Trachea and bronchi

Thoracoscopic aortopexy for severe primary tracheomalacia

United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG243


Chest wall

Insertion of metal rib reinforcements to stabilise a flail chest wall
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG361

Placement of pectus bar for pectus excavatum (also known as MIRPE or the Nuss procedure)
United Kingdom National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) IPG310


Peri-operative Care

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline on the prophylaxis and management of atrial fibrillation associated with general thoracic surgery: executive summary.
Fernando HC, Jaklitsch MT, Walsh GL, Tisdale JE, Bridges CD, Mitchell JD, Shrager JB.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;92(3):1144-52.


Miscellaneous

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons expert consensus for the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1642-8.
Cerfolio RJ, De Campos JR, Bryant AS, Connery CP, Miller DL, DeCamp MM, McKenna RJ, Krasna MJ.