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Comparison of Hemodynamic and Inflammatory Changes between Transoral and Transthoracic Thoracoscopic Surgery

  • Yen Chu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yen Chu, Chien-Ying Liu

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Chien-Ying Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yen Chu, Chien-Ying Liu

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Yi-Cheng Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Ming-Ju Hsieh,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Tzu-Ping Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Ying-Kai Chao,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Ching-Yang Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Hsu-Chia Yuan,

    Affiliation: Laboratory Animal Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Po-Jen Ko,

    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Yun-Hen Liu mail,

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    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Hui-Ping Liu mail

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    Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Published: January 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050338

About the Authors

Yen Chu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Tzu-Ping Chen, Ying-Kai Chao, Ching-Yang Wu, Po-Jen Ko, Yun-Hen Liu, Hui-Ping Liu
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Chien-Ying Liu
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Hsu-Chia Yuan
Laboratory Animal Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YC CYL YCW YHL HPL. Performed the experiments: YC HCY CYW MJH TPC PJK YHL. Analyzed the data: CYL MJH YKC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CYL MJH YKC. Wrote the paper: YC CYL YHL. Supervision and coordination of project: YC YHL HPL.