The articles in this issue address psychosocial and quality of life concerns for patients who have undergone thoracic surgery. Topics include changes in quality of life after pulmonary resection; impact of minimally invasive thoracic surgery on quality of life; psychosocial aspects of lung transplantation; and physical, cognitive and emotional dysfunctions resulting from intensive care.
By Alessandro Brunelli, MD, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto, I Regional Hospital, Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy
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