Daniel P. Raymond, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Christopher W. Seder, MD

University Thoracic Surgeons,
Rush Medical University, Chicago, Illinois

Cameron D. Wright, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass

Mitchell J. Magee, MD

HCA North Texas Division, Dallas, Texas

Andrzej S. Kosinski, PhD

Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Stephen D. Cassivi, MD

Division of General Thoracic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Eric L. Grogan, MD , MPH

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Department of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Department of Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Department of Surgery
Nashville, Tennessee

Shanda H. Blackmon, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Mark S. Allen, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn

Bernard J. Park, MD

Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York, New York

William R. Burfeind, MD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical Associates,
St. Lukes Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Andrew C. Chang, MD

Section of Thoracic Surgery,
University of Michigan Health System,
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery,
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

David W. Wormuth, MD

Upstate Surgical Group, Syracuse, New York

Felix G. Fernandez, MD

Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH

Department of Surgery,
University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Virginia

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recall the estimated yearly number of esophageal cancer cases.
- outline the key population information of this very important database.
- recall the perioperative mortality for esophagectomy.
- recall the perioperative morbidity for esophagectomy.
- explain the potential impact of low BMI on operative mortality.
- describe the co-morbidities that are most significantly associated with poorer perioperative outcomes.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Jul-01
Expiration Date:2018-Jul-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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