Vol 7, No 9 (September 26, 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article on TAVI

Redo aortic valve surgery versus transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for failing surgical bioprosthetic valves: consecutive patients in a single-center setting
Magdalena Erlebach, Michael Wottke, Marcus-André Deutsch, Markus Krane, Nicolo Piazza, Ruediger Lange, Sabine Bleiziffer

Review Article on TAVI

Challenges in valve-in-valve therapy
Alia Noorani, Rahee Radia, Vinayak Bapat
MitraClip—data analysis of contemporary literature
Florian Deuschl, Niklas Schofer, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Lenard Conradi, Hendrik Treede, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Ulrich Schäfer
Sedation or general anesthesia for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
N. Patrick Mayr, Jonathan Michel, Sabine Bleiziffer, Peter Tassani, Klaus Martin
Acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Maximilian Scherner, Thorsten Wahlers
Current challenges in interventional mitral valve treatment
Maurizio Taramasso, Alessandro Candreva, Alberto Pozzoli, Andrea Guidotti, Oliver Gaemperli, Fabian Nietlispach, Jens Barthelmes, Maximilian Y. Emmert, Alberto Weber, Stefano Benussi, Ottavio Alfieri, Francesco Maisano
Preferential short cut or alternative route: the transaxillary access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Niklas Schofer, Florian Deuschl, Lenard Conradi, Edith Lubos, Johannes Schirmer, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stefan Blankenberg, Hendrik Treede, Ulrich Schäfer
Access and closure of the left ventricular apex: state of play
Johannes Amadeus Ziegelmueller, Rüdiger Lange, Sabine Bleiziffer

Original Article

Detection of rearrangement of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and mutation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma
Liang Wang, Yongbin Lin, Qingqing Cai, Hao Long, Yu Zhang, Tiehua Rong, Guowei Ma, Ying Liang
miR-132 inhibits lung cancer cell migration and invasion by targeting SOX4
Yang Li, Lingling Zu, Yuli Wang, Min Wang, Peirui Chen, Qinghua Zhou
miR-1290 is a potential prognostic biomarker in non-small cell lung cancer
Dongping Mo, Bing Gu, Xue Gong, Lei Wu, Hong Wang, Ye Jiang, Bingfeng Zhang, Meijuan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Jian Xu, Shiyang Pan
Computed tomography guided microcoil localization for pulmonary small nodules and ground-glass opacity prior to thoracoscopic resection
Xizhao Sui, Hui Zhao, Feng Yang, Ji-Lun Li, Jun Wang
Correlation between epidermal growth factor receptor mutations and nuclear expression of female hormone receptors in non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Qihua He, Mingzhe Zhang, Jianrong Zhang, Ying Chen, Jiaxi He, Jianfei Shen, Yang Liu, Shengyi Zhong, Long Jiang, Chenglin Yang, Yuan Zeng, Minzhang Guo, Xuewei Chen, Jianxing He, Wenhua Liang
Surgical correction of 639 pectus excavatum cases via the Nuss procedure
Dong-Kun Zhang, Ji-Ming Tang, Xiao-Song Ben, Liang Xie, Hai-Yu Zhou, Xiong Ye, Zi-Hao Zhou, Rui-Qing Shi, Pu Xiao, Gang Chen
Incremental value of contrast enhanced computed tomography on diagnostic accuracy in evaluation of small pulmonary ground glass nodules
Ming Li, Feng Gao, Jayender Jagadeesan, Ritu R. Gill, Yanqing Hua, Xiangpeng Zheng
Clinical outcomes of surgery after induction treatment in patients with pathologically proven N2-positive stage III non-small cell lung cancer
Haitang Yang, Feng Yao, Yang Zhao, Heng Zhao
Analysis of pulmonary function test results in a health check-up population
Guo Xu, Zhiheng Chen, Xia Cao, Yaqin Wang, Pingting Yang
The BCL11A-XL expression predicts relapse in squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma
Na Zhang, Ben-Yuan Jiang, Xu-Chao Zhang, Zhi Xie, Jian Su, Qi Zhang, Jie-Fei Han, Hai-Yan Tu, Yi-Long Wu
Simultaneous thoracoscopic resection for coexisting pulmonary and thymic lesions
Feng Lin, Zhilan Xiao, Jiandong Mei, Chengwu Liu, Qiang Pu, Lin Ma, Hu Liao, Chenglin Guo, Yunke Zhu, Yongsheng Zhao, Chuan Li, Jian Li, Lunxu Liu
Cost and effectiveness of image-guided radiotherapy for non-operated localized lung cancer: a population-based propensity score-matched analysis
Te-Chun Hsia, Chih-Yen Tu, Hsin-Yuan Fang, Ji-An Liang, Chia-Chin Li, Chun-Ru Chien
Prevalence survey of nosocomial infections in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China [2012-2014]
Wei-Ping Liu, Yong-Quan Tian, Yun-Ting Hai, Zhi-Nan Zheng, Qing-Ling Cao

Surgical Technique

Subxiphoid uniportal thoracoscopic extended thymectomy
Liang Wu, Lei Lin, Ming Liu, Lei Jiang, Gening Jiang


Growth of pure ground-glass lung nodule detected at computed tomography
Takatoshi Aoki
Editorial comment on: “Major morbidity after video-assisted thoracic surgery lung resections: a comparison between the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons definition and the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system” by Sandri A, et al.
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Wave mice: a new tool in the quest to characterize aortic valvular disease etiologies
Ana M. Porras, Kristyn S. Masters
Editorial on the article entitled “Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation during mitral-valve surgery”
Joon Bum Kim, Jae Won Lee
Lung cancer screening using low dose CT: screening population and positive results definition
Li Fan, Shi-Yuan Liu
Where are we on (preventing) pneumothorax after (cone-beam) computed tomography-guided lung biopsy?
Myrthe M. Vestering, Sicco J. Braak
The enigmatic esophageal anastomosis
Wayne L. Hofstetter
Etomidate: to use or not to use for endotracheal intubation in the critically ill?
Nathan J. Smischney, Rahul Kashyap, Ognjen Gajic
Is the rapid needle-out patient-rollover approach after CT-guided lung biopsy really effective for pneumothorax prevention?
Zafar Neyaz, Namita Mohindra
The multidrug-resistant tuberculosis threat: old problems and new solutions
Giovanni Sotgiu, Lia D’Ambrosio, Rosella Centis, Ida Mura, Paolo Castiglia, Antonio Spanevello, Giovanni Battista Migliori


The focused issue “Current Challenges In Transcatheter Valve Therapy” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Sabine Bleiziffer served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.