Vol 9, No 4 (April 25, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Preface dedicated to the 3rd International VATS Course in Berlin1

Preface to the 3rd International Uniportal VATS Course-Berlin Special Issue
Mahmoud Ismail, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas

Review Article dedicated to the 3rd International VATS Course in Berlin1

Cardiac surgery using a single thoracic port—current status and future directions
Javier Gallego-Poveda, Nuno Carvalho Guerra, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Catarina Carvalheiro, Hugo Ferreira, André Sena, Nádia Junqueira, Tiago Rodrigues Velho, Ângelo Nobre
Use of CO2 in video assisted thoracic surgery and single-lumen endotracheal tube—a new less invasive approach
Javier Gallego-Poveda, Nuno Carvalho Guerra, Catarina Carvalheiro, Hugo Ferreira, André Sena, Nádia Junqueira, Tiago Rodrigues Velho, Ângelo Nobre

Cough Section (Section Director: Peter Dicpinigaitis)2

Phenotypic presentation of chronic cough in children
Ahmad Kantar


How to establish a successful destination therapy ventricular assist device program
George Makdisi, Peter B. Makdisi, Hartmuth B. Bittner
Investigating the long-term legacy of statin therapy
Kohei Takata, Peter J. Psaltis, Stephen J. Nicholls
Quality of life: an underutilized patient-reported outcome for adults with congenital heart disease
Sameh M. Said, Joseph A. Dearani
SIRS, qSOFA and new sepsis definition
Paul E. Marik, Abdalsamih M. Taeb
Fluid responsiveness raises many questions—echocardiography may be the answer
Chiara Lazzeri, Adriano Peris
Thromboprophylaxis after hospital discharge in acutely ill medical patients: need for trials in patients who are at high risk of venous thrombosis
Banne Nemeth, Willem M. Lijfering, Suzanne C. Cannegieter
Surgery versus SABR for early stage non-small cell lung cancer: the moving target of equipoise
Houda Bahig, Hanbo Chen, Alexander V. Louie
MicroRNAs: a new tool in the complex biology of KRAS mutated non-small cell lung cancer?
Stéphane Renaud, Joseph Seitlinger, Gilbert Massard
IABP plus ECMO—Is one and one more than two?
Sebastian Nuding, Karl Werdan
qSOFA—welcome to the sepsis alphabet soup
Peter C. Hou, Raghu R. Seethal, Imoigele P. Aisiku
Cancer’s smart bombs: tumor-derived exosomes target lung epithelial cells triggering pre-metastatic niche formation
Dionysios Antonopoulos, Nikolaos A. A. Balatsos, Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis
ARDS onset time and prognosis: is it a turtle and rabbit race?
Davide Chiumello, Antonella Marino
The end of the road for early tracheal intubation in cardiac arrest?
Shu-Ling Chong, Jan Hau Lee

Original Article

Pleural pressure theory revisited: a role for capillary equilibrium
Aaron R. Casha, Roberto Caruana-Gauci, Alexander Manche, Marilyn Gauci, Stanley Chetcuti, Luca Bertolaccini, Marco Scarci
Survival rate and prognostic factors of surgically resected clinically synchronous multiple primary non-small cell lung cancer and further differentiation from intrapulmonary metastasis
Fei Xiao, Deruo Liu, Yongqing Guo, Bin Shi, Zhiyi Song, Yanchu Tian, Zhenrong Zhang, Chaoyang Liang
High expression of PLA2G16 is associated with a better prognosis in HER2-positive breast cancer
Xueli Yang, Zhengquan Zhang, Xiaoqing Jia, Yanqin Zhang, Tianyang Mu, Bingzheng Zhou, Lin Li, Deyuan Fu, Xin Hu, Shunbin Xiong
Predictors of length of stay and duration of tracheal intubation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Vasileios Patris, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Mihalis Argiriou, Katerina K. Naka, Efstratios Apostolakis, Mark Field, Manoj Kuduvalli, Aung Oo, Stavros Siminelakis
Impact of maximum standardized uptake value of non-small cell lung cancer on detecting lymph node involvement in potential stereotactic body radiotherapy candidates
Shanyuan Zhang, Shaolei Li, Yuquan Pei, Miao Huang, Fangliang Lu, Qingfeng Zheng, Nan Li, Yue Yang
Pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas in the Friuli Venezia Giulia register: data analysis from 1995 to 2015 in Northeastern Italy
Flavia D’Agostin, Paola De Michieli, Carolin Chermaz, Corrado Negro
Nomograms for predicting recurrence and survival of invasive pathological stage IA non-small cell lung cancer treated by video assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy
Haiqing Chen, Xizhao Sui, Fan Yang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Do low profile implants provide reliable stability in fixing the sternal fractures as a “fourth vertebral column” in sternovertebral injuries?
Sebastian Krinner, Sina Grupp, Pascal Oppel, Andreas Langenbach, Friedrich F. Hennig, Stefan Schulz-Drost
The safety profile of preoperative administration of heparin for thromboprophylaxis in Chinese patients intended for thoracoscopic major thoracic surgery: a pilot randomized controlled study
Han-Yu Deng, Chang-Lin Shi, Gang Li, Jun Luo, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Yi-Dan Lin, Lun-Xu Liu, Qing-Hua Zhou
A preliminary exploration of the intravoxel incoherent motion applied in the preoperative evaluation of mediastinal lymph node metastasis of lung cancer
Xin Ye, Shuo Chen, Yaru Tian, Bin You, Wenqian Zhang, Yan Zhao, Tao Jiang, Bin Hu, Hui Li
A single center experience: rituximab plus cladribine is an effective and safe first-line therapy for unresectable bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma
Zheng Wei, Jing Li, Zhixiang Cheng, Ling Yuan, Peng Liu
A clinical study of efficacy of polyglycolic acid sleeve after video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Duo Zhang, Jinbai Miao, Xiaoxing Hu, Bin Hu, Hui Li
Plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
A novel hybrid technique for localization of subcentimeter lung nodules
Xuguang Pang, Liang Xue, Jiemin Chen, Jianyong Ding
A novel facilitated negative-pressure wound therapy for thoracic incision infection after esophagectomy
Zhi-Tian Wang, Jin-Lin Cao, Ping Yuan, Lu-Ming Wang, Zhe-Hao He, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
Pleural abrasion should not routinely preferred in treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Zhenrong Zhang, Lanfang Du, Hongxiang Feng, Chaoyang Liang, Deruo Liu
Risk factors for continuous renal replacement therapy after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection
Hai-Bo Wu, Wei-Guo Ma, Hong-Lei Zhao, Jun Zheng, Jian-Rong Li, Ou Liu, Li-Zhong Sun
A comparison of longitudinal and transverse approaches to ultrasound-guided axillary vein cannulation by experienced operators
Yi-Zhou He, Ming Zhong, Wei Wu, Jie-Qiong Song, Du-Ming Zhu

Case Report

Rupture of GORE-TEX neochordae 10 years after mitral valve repair
Makoto Mori, Philip Y. K. Pang, Sabet W. Hashim
A chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension catch-22 situation: inferior vena caval filter plays a pivotal role in an unlikely situation
Karthik Seetharam, Elbert E. Williams, Elizabeth Oswald, Ramachandra Reddy
CT localization for a patient with a ground-glass opacity pulmonary nodule expecting thoracoscopy: a mixture of lipiodol and India ink
Kyung Soo Kim, Kyongmin Sarah Beck, Kyo Young Lee, Seok Whan Moon
Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve—the mechanism of postural hypotension following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy
Javier D. Lasala, January Tsai, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Scott Michael Atay, Boris Sepesi
One successful primary closure case of bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy by a new method
Zhenliang Shi, Yijun Xu, Zheng Wang, Xun Zhang
A case of video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of malignant transformation of pulmonary recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
Dana A. Dominguez, David T. Martin, Jeffrey B. Velotta
Primary atypical carcinoid tumor of the mediastinum: a very rare finding
Luigi Ventura, Letizia Gnetti, Enrico Maria Silini, Guido Rindi, Paolo Carbognani, Michele Rusca, Luca Ampollini

Original Article dedicated to the 3rd International VATS Course in Berlin

The development of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in São Paulo: from diagnosis to lobectomy
Alexandre de Oliveira, Thais Amarante P. P. Couto
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery: the Middle East experience
Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Mahmoud Ismail, Maher Deeb, Yefim Reichenshtein, Irith Hadas-Halpern, Rachel Tauber, Daniel Fink
Uniportal transcervical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach for pulmonary lobectomy combined with transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA)
Marcin Zieliński, Mariusz Rybak, Katarzyna Solarczyk-Bombik, Michal Wilkojc, Wojciech Czajkowski, Sylweriusz Kosinski, Edward Fryzlewicz, Tomasz Nabialek, Juliusz Pankowski

Surgical Technique dedicated to the 3rd International VATS Course in Berlin

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for major lung resections: pitfalls, tips and tricks
Mahmoud Ismail, Marc Swierzy, Dania Nachira, Jens C. Rückert, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas


1. The series dedicated to the 3rd International VATS Course in Berlin was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Mahmoud Ismail and Diego Gonzalez-Rivas served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

2. The series “Cough Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Peter Dicpinigaitis served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series from March 2016 to October 2019.

3. The series “Interventional Pulmonology Corner” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Kassem Harris served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

4. The series “Statistics Corner” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Luca Bertolaccini served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.