Article Abstract

The association between the use of powered staplers and the decreased postoperative complications following VATS lobectomy

Authors: Lucio Cagini, Valentina Tassi, Silvia Ceccarelli, Francesco Puma


In the May 2018 issue of Adv Ther, Miller et al. (1), reported on the influence of powered and tissue specific endoscopic stapling technology on clinical and economic results of VATS lobectomy procedures. This was a real world, non-randomized study, based on data extracted from the Premier Healthcare Database.