Vol 9, No 3 (March 28, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Three-dimensional printing of external airway splints for tracheomalacia
Hester F. Shieh, Russell W. Jennings
Should we reconsider dual antiplatelet therapy duration following bioresorbable scaffold angioplasty?
Dario Buccheri, Giuseppe Caramanno, Salvatore Geraci, Bernardo Cortese
FIRE or ICE for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?—perspectives from the largest randomized evaluation of cryoballoon and radiofrequency ablation to date
Konstantinos C. Siontis, Peter A. Noseworthy
Clinically suspected myocarditis with pseudo-infarct presentation: the role of endomyocardial biopsy
Alida L. P. Caforio, Giacomo Malipiero, Renzo Marcolongo, Sabino Iliceto
Non-surgical approach to the thoracic duct: a technique whose time has come
Larry R. Kaiser
Bundle of care decreased ventilator-associated events—implications for ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention
Mathilde Neuville, Bruno Mourvillier, Lila Bouadma, Jean-François Timsit
Early cerebrovascular events after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: patient- and procedure-specific predictors
Dale Murdoch, Jonathon P. Fanning
Life ain’t no SOFA—considerations after yet another failed clinical sepsis trial
David Berger, Joerg C. Schefold
Age before duty: the effect of storage duration on mortality after red blood cell transfusion
Young Kim, Andrew D. Jung, Timothy A. Pritts
Composition and oxidative potential of PM2.5 pollution and health
Dorothy L. Robinson
Cancer prevention from the perspective of global cancer burden patterns
Hiroki Nagai, Young Hak Kim
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sequential organ failure assessment, and quick sequential organ failure assessment: more pieces needed in the sepsis puzzle
Bin Du, Li Weng
Induced pluripotent stem cells, form in vitro tissue engineering to in vivo allogeneic transplantation
Yi-Chen Li, Kai Zhu, Tai-Horng Young
Pleurectomy/decortication for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiki Hasegawa
The era of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Monica Pastina, Cecilia Menna, Claudio Andreetti, Mohsen Ibrahim
We must identify patients at risk for pre-hospital sudden cardiac arrest at the early phase of myocardial infarction
Santiago Montero, Alain Combes, Matthieu Schmidt
Osimertinib for advanced non-small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR mutation exon 20 T790M, acquired resistant mutation for first- or second-generation EGFR-TKI
Yusuke Okuma, Yukio Hosomi
Analyzing competing risks in the treatment of lung cancer: a good start
Jae Y. Kim
Echocardiography to guide fluid therapy in critically ill patients: check the heart and take a quick look at the lungs
Federico Franchi, Luigi Vetrugno, Sabino Scolletta
Stereotactic ablative body radiation therapy or surgery for operable early non-small cell lung cancer patients: bound hand and foot to evidence
Antonin Levy, Olaf Mercier, Cécile Le Péchou
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: key determinants in tailoring the right treatment for the right patient
Ori Wald, David J. Sugarbaker
Robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy: is it advantageous over thoracoscopic esophagectomy?
Mong-Wei Lin, Jang-Ming Lee
Cardiac regeneration using HLA-matched induced pluripotent stem cells—no monkey business, but still a long and winding road ahead
Daniel Sinnecker
Analyses of trends in prevalence of congenital heart defects and folic acid supplementation
Aimee S. Parnell, Adolfo Correa
The many facets of diagnostic bronchoscopy for pulmonary ground glass nodules
Christine Chavez, Takehiro Izumo
Prognostic contribution of non-predominant solid and micropapillary components in lung adenocarcinomas
Masaki Suzuki, Tomoyuki Yokose, Haruhiko Nakayama

Original Article

Nomogram prediction for the survival of the patients with small cell lung cancer
Hui Pan, Xiaoshun Shi, Dakai Xiao, Jiaxi He, Yalei Zhang, Wenhua Liang, Zhi Zhao, Zhihua Guo, Xusen Zou, Jinxin Zhang, Jianxing He
Lower expression of platelet derived growth factor is associated with better overall survival rate of patients with idiopathic nonspecific interstitial pneumonia
Xuyou Zhu, Xia Fang, Wei Chen, Fei Han, Ziling Huang, Benfang Luo, Pan Gu, Long Zhang, Weizhe Qiu, Yu Zeng, Weiwei Rui, Xianghua Yi
Endovascular repair of residual intimal tear or distal new entry after frozen elephant trunk for type A aortic dissection
Xu-Dong Pan, Bin Li, Wei-Guo Ma, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, Jun-Ming Zhu, Lian-Jun Huang, Li-Zhong Sun
Role of bronchoprovocation tests in identifying exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in a non-athletic population: a pilot study
Jessica H. Y. Tan, Wui Mei Chew, Therese S. Lapperre, Gan Liang Tan, Chian Min Loo, Mariko S. Koh
Correlation of pleural effusions’ grayscale sonographic parameters with fluid’s analysis results
Alexandros Kalkanis, Charalampos Varsamas, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
Pulmonary function tests findings and their diagnostic value in patients with IgG4-related disease
Lu Cao, Yi-Bing Chen, Da-Hui Zhao, Wen-Fang Shi, Song Meng, Li-Xin Xie
Efficacy of nebulized colistin-based therapy without concurrent intravenous colistin for ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
Yong Kyun Kim, Jae Ha Lee, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Byung Cheol Chung, Seung Jung Yu, Ho-Young Lee, Jin-Han Park, Sunyoung Kim, Hyeon-Kuk Kim, Sungmin Kiem, Hang-Jea Jang
The role of BioGlue in thoracic surgery: a systematic review
Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Aspasia Antonopoulou, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Davide Patrini, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Application of bronchoscope for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tube in patients with esophagectomy: a novel technique
Hai-Xia Cao, Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Xiong-Huai Hua, Jian-Jun Qin, Yin Li
Higher coronary artery calcification score is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with stable angina pectoris
Renrong Wang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Chunxia Wang, Xinhe Ye, Xin Xu, Chengjian Yang
Clinical analysis on 113 patients with lung cancer treated by percutaneous CT-guided microwave ablation
Lou Zhong, Siyuan Sun, Jiahai Shi, Fei Cao, Xiao Han, Xueping Bao, Qingsheng You
Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor versus IgG4-related inflammatory pseudotumor: differential diagnosis based on a case series
Longfei Zhu, Jian Li, Chengwu Liu, Wenshuang Ding, Feng Lin, Chenglin Guo, Lunxu Liu
CD90 positive cells exhibit aggressive radioresistance in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Yuandong Wang, Chi Zhang, Hongcheng Zhu, Junwei Tang, Shu Zhang, Jinhua Luo, Xinchen Sun
Impact of cyclooxygenase-2 and prostaglandin-E2 expression on clinical outcome after pulmonary metastasectomy
Christian Lang, Emilie Hrdliczka, Thomas Schweiger, Olaf Glueck, Gerrit Lewik, Stefan Schwarz, Alberto Benazzo, György Lang, Walter Klepetko, Konrad Hoetzenecker
One-year and long-term mortality in patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
María-Teresa García-Sanz, Juan-Carlos Cánive-Gómez, Laura Senín-Rial, Jorge Aboal-Viñas, Alejandra Barreiro-García, Eva López-Val, Francisco-Javier González-Barcala
Definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin in elderly esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients
Hongqing Wang, Gang Li, Lifang Chen, Yuxia Duan, Chunpeng Zou, Chunhong Hu
Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody versus conventional chemotherapy for previously-treated, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Yongxun Zhuansun, Fengting Huang, Yumo Du, Lin Lin, Rui Chen, Jianguo Li
Impact of lymph node management on resectable non-small cell lung cancer patients
Apichat Tantraworasin, Somcharoen Saeteng, Sophon Siwachat, Tawatchai Jiarawasupornchai, Nirush Lertprasertsuke, Sarawut Kongkarnka, Chidchanok Ruengorn, Jayanton Patumanond, Emanuela Taioli, Raja M. Flores
A non-randomized retrospective observational study on the subcutaneous esophageal reconstruction after esophagectomy: is it feasible in high-risk patients?
Jae Ho Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Eunjue Yi, Jae Seung Jung, Jung Wook Han, Tae Sik Kim, Ho Sung Son, Kwang Taik Kim
Prognostic impact of M descriptors of the 8th edition of TNM classification of lung cancer
Margarida Dias, Ana Antunes, Sérgio Campainha, Sara Conde, Ana Barroso
Continuous administration of recombinant human B-type natriuretic peptide can improve heart and renal function in patients after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
Shiguan Le, Jian Xiao, Wei Li, Jing Wang, Qing Wang, Wang Xi, Jibin Xu, Zhinong Wang
Protective effect of propofol preconditioning on ischemia-reperfusion injury in human hepatocyte
Yuzhu Zhang, Zhenzhen Chen, Nianhai Feng, Junxia Tang, Xingbo Zhao, Chengxiao Liu, Hongyu Xu, Mengyuan Zhang
Early results of the Sorin® Perceval S sutureless valve: systematic review and meta-analysis
Karan Sian, Sheila Li, Daneish Selvakumar, Ross Mejia
Reconstruction of mediastinal vessels for invasive thymoma: a retrospective analysis of 25 cases
Yifeng Sun, Chang Gu, Jianxin Shi, Wentao Fang, Qingquan Luo, Dingzhong Hu, Shijie Fu, Xufeng Pan, Yong Chen, Yu Yang, Haitang Yang, Heng Zhao, Haiquan Chen
Procalcitonin as preoperative marker for surgery in advanced parapneumonic empyema
Claudio Caviezel, Philipp Schuetz, Stephan Gerdes, Franco Gambazzi
Retrospective analysis of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for metastatic lung lesions (MLLs) in comparison with a contemporaneous cohort of primary lung lesions (PLLs)
Feras Oskan, Yvonne Dzierma, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Christian Rübe, Jochen Fleckenstein
Epicardial left atrial appendage closure—comparison of surgical techniques in an ex vivo model
Nikolas Mirow, Sebastian Vogt, Marc Irqsusi, Rainer Moosdorf, Andreas Kirschbaum
Clinical presentation and characteristics of 25 adult cases of pulmonary sequestration
Mateusz Polaczek, Inga Baranska, Malgorzata Szolkowska, Jacek Zych, Piotr Rudzinski, Janusz Szopinski, Tadeusz Orlowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
Prognostic effects of preoperative obstructive pneumonitis or atelectasis and comparison with tumor size in non-small cell lung cancer
Zhaofei Pang, Nan Ding, Wei Dong, Yang Ni, Tiehong Zhang, Xiao Qu, Jiajun Du, Qi Liu
The prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome: a prospective observational study
Aljohara S. Almeneessier, Samar Z. Nashwan, Mostafa Q. Al-Shamiri, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S. BaHammam
Performance in the shuttle walk test is associated with cardiopulmonary complications after lung resections
Joseph Fennelly, Lauren Potter, Cecilia Pompili, Alessandro Brunelli
Clinicopathological features of Chinese lung cancer patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutation
Hui Ning, Ming Liu, Lina Wang, Yang Yang, Nan Song, Xiaoxiong Xu, Jin Ju, Gening Jiang
Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy with dye marking for identification of small peripheral lung nodules during minimally invasive surgical resection
Juan A. Muñoz-Largacha, Michael I. Ebright, Virginia R. Litle, Hiran C. Fernando
Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) ameliorates chemotherapy-induced bone marrow suppression in lung cancer patients
Lili Hou, Fen Gu, Guanghui Gao, Caicun Zhou
Characteristics and provision of care of patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome: descriptive findings from the DACAPO cohort baseline and comparison with international findings
Frank Dodoo-Schittko, Susanne Brandstetter, Magdalena Brandl, Sebastian Blecha, Michael Quintel, Steffen Weber-Carstens, Stefan Kluge, Patrick Meybohm, Caroline Rolfes, Björn Ellger, Friedhelm Bach, Tobias Welte, Thomas Muders, Kathrin Thomann-Hackner, Thomas Bein, Christian Apfelbacher

Cough Section (Section Director: Peter Dicpinigaitis)

Somatic cough syndrome or psychogenic cough—what is the difference?
Anne E. Vertigan
TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men
Laura R. Sadofsky, Gerard Cantero-Recasens, Caroline Wright, Miguel A. Valverde, Alyn H. Morice

Surgical Technique

Laser resection of pulmonary nodule via uniportal thoracoscopic surgery
Calvin S. H. Ng, Freddie Capili, Ze-Rui Zhao, Peter S. Y. Yu, Jacky Y. K. Ho, Rainbow W. H. Lau


Retrosternal goitre: the role of the thoracic surgeon
Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Davide Patrini, Aspasia Antonopoulou, Dimitris Velissaris, Efstratios Koletsis, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Case Report

Trans-tracheostomy repair of tracheo-esophageal fistula under endoscopic view in a 75-year-old woman
Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Reginelli, Mario Santini, Roberto Alfano, Sebastiano Trovato, Ettore Arrigo, Alfonso Fiorelli
Regional dietary characteristics and bronchial foreign body: a repeated misdiagnosis caused by a red pepper
Yutian Lai, Jian Huang, Xudong Zhou, Heng Du, Guowei Che
Resectable primary pleural myxoid liposarcoma with a pedicle: report of a rare case and literature review
Fang Wang, Shigeru Kiryu, Li Li, Qing Wang, Dumin Li, Lifeng Zhang
Transarterial embolization of intralobar pulmonary sequestration in a young adult with hemoptysis
Rebecca Zener, David Bottoni, Andrew Zaleski, Dalilah Fortin, Richard A. Malthaner, Richard I. Inculet, Amol Mujoomdar
Bronchopulmonary carcinoid with a single lymph node metastasis causing ectopic Cushing’s syndrome
Nilgün Büyükakyüz, Sven Hillinger, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
Re-crossing the distal cell in bifurcation verified by using an enhanced stent visualization system and optical coherence tomography: a report of two cases
Ruofei Jia, Zening Jin, Hong Li, Jing Han
Malignant pheochromocytoma in the anterior mediastinum with sternal invasion: a case report
Mingzhi Song, Kebin Sun, Tian Xia, Lei Zhou, Yangyang Li, Zhe Sun, Yuchi Zhang, Xianbin Zhang, Ran Sun, Bo Chen, Qingwei Tan
Pulmonary vein stump thrombosis after left pneumonectomy, diagnosed based on a high plasma D-dimer level: a case report
Tomohiro Kamori, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiro Shoji, Yoshihiko Maehara
Surgical resection of right ventricular rhabdomyoma under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography on a beating heart
Xueguang Han, Haibo Song, Li Zhou, Chunling Jiang
Primary mediastinal myelolipoma: a case report and literature review
Qingtong Shi, Shu Pan, Yang Bao, Huangxin Fan, Yali Diao
Avoiding completion pneumonectomy by omentopexy for bronchial dehiscence
Takuro Miyazaki, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Keitaro Matsumoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Shigekazu Hidaka, Takeshi Nagayasu
Rapid response in a critical lung adenocarcinoma presenting as large airway stenoses after receiving stent implantation and sequential rebiopsy guided ALK inhibitor therapy: a case report
Ling Ding, Cheng Chen, Yuan-Yuan Zeng, Jian-Jie Zhu, Jian-An Huang, Ye-Han Zhu
Chondromatous hamartoma of cervical esophagus: a case report and literature review
Chong Zhang, Jinming Xu, Zhitian Wang, Zhehao He, Hanjin Yang, Jian Hu
Delayed-onset tension hemothorax following blunt trauma and the rupture of a previously undiagnosed aberrant right subclavian artery
Alex Fourdrain, Sophie Lafitte, Jules Iquille, Florence De Dominicis, Pascal Berna
Primary tracheal schwannoma treated by surgical resection: a case report
Ding-Pei Han, Jie Xiang, Zhi-Qiu Ye, Dan-Nong He, Xiao-Chun Fei, Chao-Fu Wang, Jia-Ming Che, Jun-Biao Hang, He-Cheng Li
Thoracoscopic management of incarcerated lung herniation after blunt chest trauma: a case report and literature review
Ting-Yen Chiang, Ming-Fang Yin, Shun-Mao Yang, Ke-Cheng Chen
Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to a left ventricular myxoma that was misidentified as an accessory mitral valve tissue
Seung-Hoon Baek, Hee Young Kim, Hyae Jin Kim, Sang Wook Shin, Hye Jin Kim, Yun Mi Choi, Eun Ji Choi, Eunjung Chang, Hong-Sik Son


Incomplete coronary revascularization: a cautionary tale
Lindsey L. Saint, Spencer J. Melby
Long term oxygen therapy—it is still relevant?
Surinder K. Jindal
The EMPIRICUS trial—the final nail in the coffin of empirical antifungal therapy in the intensive care unit?
Michael Osthoff, Nina Khanna, Martin Siegemund
A greater quality of clinical evidence is needed
Marcelo F. Jiménez, Maria Teresa Gómez Hernández
Postoperative radiotherapy and lung cancer in stage III: helpful or harmful
Francesco Fiorica
Surgeon proficiency and outcomes in esophagectomy: a perspective and comment on an analysis of the Swedish Cancer Registry
Fred Lee, Inderpal S. Sarkaria, James D. Luketich
Cancer of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction: an 8th edition staging primer
Claire L. Donohoe, Alexander W. Phillips
Pathological upstaging and treatment strategy of clinical stage I small cell lung cancer following surgery
Hisashi Saji, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hideki Marushima, Haruhiko Nakamura
What could be the key elements to determine the optimal number of lymph nodes sampled?
Yoshihisa Shimada
A mighty oak in the rapidly expanding field of checkpoint inhibition for NSCLC
Petros Christopoulos, Michael Thomas
Recalcitrant small cell lung cancer: the argument for optimism
Karen G. Zeman, Christina E. Brzezniak, Corey A. Carter
Recurrent aortic dissection: a challenging but rare dilemma
Joshua M. Rosenblum, Edward P. Chen
Invited Editorial on “the timing of surgery after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer”
Deniz Yalman
The link between tuberculosis and body mass index
Aaron R. Casha, Marco Scarci
Do hospitals need oncological critical care units?
Abby Koch, William Checkley
Quality improvement in the ICU: treat first what kills first
Peter H. J. van der Voort
Ablation of atrial fibrillation: single-shot techniques poised to dominate rhythm control strategies/the future is here
Antonis S. Manolis
The future of hybrid ablation: an emerging need for an anticoagulation protocol for thoracoscopic ablation
Pavel Osmancik, Petr Budera
Can mathematics replace anatomy to establish recommendations in lung cancer surgery?
Marc Riquet, Ciprian Pricopi, Antoine Legras, Alex Arame, Alain Badia, Françoise Le Pimpec Barthes