Outcomes After Esophagectomy With a Focus on Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy and Quality of Life
Assess short and long term outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy(MIE) compared to
open esophagectomy. Measure standard observer derived outcomes such as morbidity,
mortality, tumor recurrence and also patient derived outcomes, in particular quality of life
(QOL) using the MOS SF36 questionnaire. Evaluate whether the SF36 will accurately reflect
pre and postoperative changes in clinical status in this patient group.Compare the results
of this global QOL instrument (SF 36) to disease specific scales of dysphagia and reflux.
Assess the impact of adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy on QOL in this patient group and
determine if any advantages of MIE can be demonstrated.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
James D Luketich, MD
UPMC - Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery Institute
United States: Institutional Review Board
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgical Institute||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213|
|UPMC - Hillman Cancer Center||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232|