|Editors:||Jianxing He, Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, Jianzhong Hu, Alan D. L. Sihoe|
A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of healthcare professionals who come from different disciplines and work together to contribute diagnostic and treatment decisions on a given patient with the aim of providing optimal care for the patient. This new book, iMDT international Multidisciplinary Team, comprises 14 successful iMDT cases written by 123 leading experts from 16 different countries. It includes cases on progressive esophageal neoplasms, EGFR-mutant stage IA lung adenocarcinoma, bilateral tension pneumothorax, massive postpartum pulmonary thromboembolism, bone cement for sternal reconstruction, metastatic colon cancer, hematogenous small intestinal metastasis after removal of epithelial ovarian cancer, and recurrent lung lesion and hilar lymphadenopathy.
As effective multidisciplinary cooperation is the key to high-quality care, iMDT is receiving more attention in the clinical world. We believe that this book will be an excellent literary resource for clinicians and medical staff who want to acquire a better understanding of iMDT.
|Jianxing He||Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China|
|Magnus Nilsson||Department of Surgery, Center for Digestive Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Division of Surgery, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Kazuo Koyanagi||Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Arjun Pennathur||Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA|
|Wenlong Shao||Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University; Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China|
|Junhui Fu||Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shantou Central Hospital, Shantou, China|
|Kenneth L. Meredith||Gastrointestinal Oncology, Florida State University; |
Gastrointestinal Oncology, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Cancer Care, FL, USA