Vol 7, No 6 (June 08, 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Advances and Controversies in Pleural Diseases)


Advances and controversies in pleural diseases
José M. Porcel, Georgios Statophoulos, Yun Chor Gary Lee

Review Article

Pleural mesothelial cells in pleural and lung diseases
Hitesh Batra, Veena B. Antony
Tuberculous pleural effusions: advances and controversies
Morné J. Vorster, Brian W. Allwood, Andreas H. Diacon, Coenraad F. N. Koegelenberg
Pneumonia and empyema: causal, casual or unknown
Lindsay McCauley, Nathan Dean
Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator and deoxyribonuclease therapy for pleural infection
Francesco Piccolo, Natalia Popowicz, Donny Wong, Yun Chor Gary Lee
Switching off malignant pleural effusion formation—fantasy or future?
Magda Spella, Anastasios D. Giannou, Georgios T. Stathopoulos
Pleural involvement in lung cancer
Theodora Agalioti, Anastasios D. Giannou, Georgios T. Stathopoulos
MicroRNAs in mesothelioma: from tumour suppressors and biomarkers to therapeutic targets
Glen Reid
Pleural controversies: image guided biopsy vs. thoracoscopy for undiagnosed pleural effusions?
Giles Dixon, Duneesha de Fonseka, Nick Maskell
Pleural controversies: indwelling pleural catheter vs. pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusions
Marc Fortin, Alain Tremblay
Pleural procedural complications: prevention and management
John P. Corcoran, Ioannis Psallidas, John M. Wrightson, Robert J. Hallifax, Najib M. Rahman


The focused issue “Advances and Controversies in Pleural Diseases” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. José M. Porcel, Georgios Statophoulos and Yun Chor Gary Lee served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the focused issue.