Vol 9, No 9 (September 27, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Aortic valve replacement after bypass surgery: surgical (SAVR) or transcatheter (TAVR)
Bruce W Lytle
Polymyxin B hemoperfusion in septic shock: nothing overmuch (Meden Agan)!
Stavroula Ilia, Panagiotis Briassoulis, George Briassoulis
Three-dimensional printing in cardiovascular surgery: logical next step after three-dimensional imaging
Cristian Rosu, Philippe Demers
Acute diseases, emergency admissions and mortality during weekends: should we be worried?
Roberto Manfredini, Alfredo De Giorgi, Fabio Fabbian
Mediastinal lymph node dissection in surgical treatment for early stage non-small-cell lung cancer: lobe-specific or systematic?
Hiroyuki Adachi, Takamitsu Maehara, Haruhiko Nakayama, Munetaka Masuda
Unraveling the mystery of dreams
Xiao Lin, Ying Han, Lin Lu
PET-guided treatment algorithms in oesophageal cancer: the promise of the near future!
Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Marije Slingerland
Transcription factor SPZ1 may promote TWIST-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition in thoracic malignancies
Masayuki Watanabe
Tracking occult pN2 disease after mediastinal dissection in early stage lung cancer
Cristiano Benato, Sara Pilotto, Maurizio Infante, Emilio Bria
Neoadjuvant strategy for stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer: chemoradiation or chemotherapy alone?
Dongrong Situ, Yongbin Lin
Primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator in patients with reduced ejection fraction: for ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy or both?
Amr F. Barakat, Ahmed N. Mahmoud, Islam Y. Elgendy
Ischemic postconditioning during primary percutaneous coronary interventions—not ready for prime time
Shahar Lavi, Ronit Lavi
Taking the measure of lung adenocarcinoma: towards a quantitative approach to tumor spread through air spaces (STAS)
Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Mari Mino-Kenudson
Editorial on “Neurologic injury in adults supported with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for respiratory failure: findings from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization database”
Nicolas Persico, Jeremy Bourenne, Antoine Roch
Triaging patients with left main disease after the EXCEL and NOBLE trials: the everlasting saga of coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention
Davide Capodanno
Checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated non-small cell lung cancer patients: where we treating the wrong cancer?
Paul Zarogoulidis, Vasilis Papadopoulos, Elena Maragouli, George Papatsibas, Haidong Huang
Neurologic complications during V-V extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: still counting…
Federico Pappalardo, Andrea Montisci
Protecting lungs during spontaneous breathing: what can we do?
Hong-Liang Li, Lu Chen, Laurent Brochard
Inflammatory status and prognosis of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
José María Galvan-Roman, José Curbelo, Javier Aspa
Composite metrics in response assessment—new hope in oesophageal cancer?
Janusz Włodarczyk, Jarosław Kużdżał
ATHOS-3 and the knights of the round table—the search for the holy grail of vasopressors
Michael Hessler, Philip-Helge Arnemann, Laura Seidel, Tim Kampmeier, Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer
Practical clinical applications of 3-D printing in cardiovascular surgery
Tom Treasure, Tal Golesworthy, John Pepper
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the repositionable and fully retrievable Lotus Valve SystemTM
Rodrigo Bagur, Tawfiq Choudhury, Mamas A. Mamas
The Lotus dilemma—respond to paravalvular leakage, but not answering pacemaker implantations?
Costanza Pellegrini, Christian Hengstenberg
In sepsis, beyond adherence, timeliness matters
Voon Shiong Ronnie Tan, Jason Phua, Tow Keang Lim
Moving more potent and less toxic options to the frontline in the management of advanced lung cancer
Xiuning Le, Deepa Rangachari, Daniel B. Costa
Should cT2 esophageal cancer get neoadjuvant treatment before surgery?
Peter Thuss- Patience, Loredana Vecchione, Ulrich Keilholz
The search for long-term outcome predictors
Andrew Bridgeman, Umberto Benedetto
Antimicrobial prophylaxis is critical for preventing surgical site infection
Gary Duclos, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Marc Leone
Should cT2N0M0 be managed as a localized or locally advanced esophageal carcinoma?
Nicola Fazio, Emilio Bertani, Chiara Alessandra Cella
Unless I see, I will not believe
Pietro Bertoglio, Stéphane Renaud, Francesco Guerrera
Pure ground-glass nodules: are they really indolent?
Julien G. Cohen, Gilbert R. Ferretti
Twice-daily chemoradiotherapy must still be the choice for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer
Fernando Franco, David Pérez-Callejo, Mariano Provencio
Recent studies move closer to answering questions about sequential therapy for anaplastic lymphoma kinase-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer
Tetsu Kobayashi, Hajime Fujimoto, Corina D’ Alessandro-Gabazza, Esteban C. Gabazza, Osamu Hataji
Anticoagulating atrial fibrillation patients: is there a kidney-friendly choice?
Chun-Yih Hsieh
Exercise Doppler echocardiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension: renewed interest and evolving roles
Yun Yun Go, Raluca Dulgheru, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Stella Marchetta, Cécile Oury, Patrizio Lancellotti
Adenocarcinoma in pure ground glass nodules: histological evidence of invasion and open debate on optimal management
Gianluca Milanese, Nicola Sverzellati, Ugo Pastorino, Mario Silva
Neoadjuvant DCF vs. ACF for resectable oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Vasiliki Michalarea, Elizabeth C. Smyth
Robotic portal lobectomy, surgery through a virtual thoracotomy
Abbas E. Abbas
Robotic lobectomy: revolution or evolution?
Jules Lin
Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery: a helpful tool or just another expensive gadget?
Florian Augustin, Johannes Bodner
From manual to robotic video-assisted resection of posterior mediastinal masses
Giulia Veronesi, Michela Solinas
Robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a comment on the Ruijin hospital experience
David Pennywell, Inderpal S. Sarkaria
Recent advances in video-assisted transthoracic tracheal resection followed by reconstruction under non-intubated anesthesia with spontaneous breathing
Katsuhiro Okuda, Satoru Moriyama, Hiroshi Haneda, Osamu Kawano, Tadashi Sakane, Risa Oda, Takuya Watanabe, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Thoracoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery as a “tool” toward minimally invasive surgery
Naoko Imanishi, Fumihiro Tanaka

Original Article

Clinical analysis of acute myocardial infarction caused by coronary embolism
Zhen-Yu Jiao, Da-Peng Zhang, Kun Xia, Le-Feng Wang, Xin-Chun Yang
Differences in airway remodeling and airway inflammation among moderate-severe asthma clinical phenotypes
Wen-Jing Ye, Wei-Guo Xu, Xue-Jun Guo, Feng-Feng Han, Juan Peng, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen-Bin Guan, Li-Wei Yu, Jin-Yuan Su, Zhi-Lei Cui, Lin Song, Yue Zhang, Yan-Min Wang, Tian-Yun Yang, Xia-Hui Ge, Di Yao, Song Liu
A prospective randomized trial comparing homologous and autologous fibrin sealants for the control of alveolar air leak
Burcu Kılıç, Ezel Erşen, Ahmet Demirkaya, H. Volkan Kara, Nurlan Alizade, Mehlika İşcan, Kamil Kaynak, Akif Turna
Continuation of gefitinib plus chemotherapy prolongs progression- free survival in advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients who get acquired resistance to gefitinib without T790M mutations
Ting Ding, Fei Zhou, Xiaoxia Chen, Shijia Zhang, Yinan Liu, Hui Sun, Shengxiang Ren, Xuefei Li, Chao Zhao, Heyong Wang, Caicun Zhou
Outcomes of surgical treatment in 115 patients with primary cardiac tumours: a 15-year experience at a single institution
Ran Mo, Lin Mi, Qing Zhou, Dongjin Wang
Prognostic impact of controlling nutritional status score in resected lung squamous cell carcinoma
Gouji Toyokawa, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Masakazu Katsura, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara
The acceptance of illness, the intensity of pain and the quality of life in patients with lung cancer
Mariusz Chabowski, Jacek Polański, Beata Jankowska-Polanska, Katarzyna Lomper, Dariusz Janczak, Joanna Rosinczuk
The introduction of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of small pulmonary peripheral lesions in an Asian population
Ye Gu, Shanhao Chen, Jingyun Shi, Chunyan Wu, Zongmei Wen, Hong Shi, Baomei Wu, Xin Xu, Hao Wang
Cluster analysis of acute ascending aortic dissection provides novel insight into mechanisms of distal progression
Jennifer L. Philip, Nilto C. De Oliveira, Shahab A. Akhter, Brooks L. Rademacher, Christopher B. Goodavish, Paul D. DiMusto, Paul C. Tang
Analysis of the clinical differentiation of pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma and lung cancer
Jun Zhu
Minimally invasive esophagectomy is a safe surgical treatment for locally advanced pathologic T3 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Xiao bin Zhang, Yu Yang, Bo Ye, Yifeng Sun, Xufeng Guo, Rong Hua, Teng Mao, Wentao Fang, Zhigang Li
Goal-directed fluid restriction using stroke volume variation and cardiac index during one-lung ventilation: a randomized controlled trial
Hui Xu, Shu-Hua Shu, Di Wang, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei-De Zhou
Clinical outcomes of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a propensity score- matched analysis
Duk Hwan Moon, Jong Mog Lee, Jae Hyun Jeon, Hee Chul Yang, Moon Soo Kim
Predictors of high flow nasal cannula failure in immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure due to non-HIV pneumocystis pneumonia
Won-Young Kim, Heungsup Sung, Sang-Bum Hong, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Jin Won Huh
Patterns of distant organ metastases in esophageal cancer: a population-based study
Dashan Ai, Hanting Zhu, Wenjia Ren, Yun Chen, Qi Liu, Jiaying Deng, Jinjun Ye, Jianhong Fan, Kuaile Zhao
Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery in the Chinese population: a single-centre 15-year retrospective study
Liang Pan, Ran Mo, Qing Zhou, Dongjin Wang
Worse survival after curative resection in patients with pathological stage I non-small cell lung cancer adjoining pulmonary cavity formation
Hiroyuki Kimura, Hisashi Saji, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hiroki Sakai, Masataka Tsuda, Yoichi Wakiyama, Hideki Marushima, Koji Kojima, Haruhiko Nakamura
Mitral valve repair versus replacement in elderly patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiaoke Shang, Rong Lu, Mei Liu, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong
Endoscopic naso-leakage drainage: a safe and effective method for the management of intrathoracic anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy
Yi Zhang, Yong-Xing Zhang, Jian-Wei Hu, Guang-Yu Yao, Liang Xue, Hong Fan, Yi-Qun Zhang, Qun Wang
Transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach for resection of cervico-thoracic lesions
Xufeng Pan, Chang Gu, Rui Wang, Heng Zhao, Jun Yang, Jianxin Shi
Is compensatory hyperhidrosis after thoracic sympathicotomy in palmar hyperhidrosis patients related to the excitability of thoracic sympathetic ganglions?
Jun -Peng Chen, Rui -Fu Chen, A -Jing Peng, Chen -Hui Xu, Guo -Ying Li
Induction chemoradiotherapy using docetaxel and cisplatin with definitive-dose radiation followed by surgery for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Hidejiro Torigoe, Junichi Soh, Shuta Tomida, Kei Namba, Hiroki Sato, Kuniaki Katsui, Katsuyuki Hotta, Kazuhiko Shien, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Masaomi Yamane, Susumu Kanazawa, Katsuyuki Kiura, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Shinichi Toyooka
Effectiveness and safety of simultaneous hybrid thoracoscopic endocardial catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in obese and non-obese patients
Kevin Phan, Laurent Pison, Nelson Wang, Aran Kanagaratnam, Tristan D. Yan, Bart Maesen, Jos G. Maessen, Harry J. Crijns, Mark La Meir
Comparison of perioperative outcomes following hybrid minimally invasive versus open Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Ju Sik Yun, Kook Joo Na, Sang Yun Song, Seok Kim, In Seok Jeong, Sang Gi Oh
Robot-assisted thoracic surgery for complex procedures
Shuenn Wen Kuo, Pei Ming Huang, Mong Wei Lin, Ke Cheng Chen, Jang Ming Lee
Automatic Lung-RADS™ classification with a natural language processing system
Sebastian E. Beyer, Brady J. McKee, Shawn M. Regis, Andrea B. McKee, Sebastian Flacke, Gilan El Saadawi, Christoph Wald
Anti-cancer activity of dose-fractioned mPE +/− bevacizumab regimen is paralleled by immune-modulation in advanced squamous NSLC patients
Pierpaolo Pastina, Valerio Nardone, Stefania Croci, Giuseppe Battaglia, Francesca Vanni, Cristiana Bellan, Marcella Barbarino, Veronica Ricci, Susan Costantini, Francesca Capone, Cirino Botta, Mayra Rachele Zarone, Gabriella Misso, Mariarosaria Boccellino, Michele Caraglia, Antonio Giordano, Piero Paladini, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Pierosandro Tagliaferri, Maria Grazia Cusi, Luigi Pirtoli, Pierpaolo Correale
Pleurodesis: a comparison of two sclerosing agents for pleural effusions in Mozambique
Ivo Figueiredo, Anilsa Cossa, Anila Hassane, José Sousa, Joaquim Pondo, João Teixeira, Kevan Akrami, Susannah K. Graves, Atul Malhotra, Elizabete A. Nunes
Features of rheumatic mitral valves and a grading system to identify suitable repair cases in China
Tiange Luo, Jie Han, Xu Meng
Should sinus of Valsalva be preserved in patients with bicuspid aortic valve and aortic dilation?
Yulin Wang, Yi Lin, Kanhua Yin, Kai Zhu, Zhaohua Yang, Yongxin Sun, Hao Lai, Chunsheng Wang
Airway stenting in patients requiring intubation due to malignant airway stenosis: a 10-year experience
Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Kazumi Hori
A comparative study of conventional cytology and cell block method in the diagnosis of pleural effusion
Theerada Assawasaksakul, Viboon Boonsarngsuk, Pimpin Incharoen
Distance-saturation product of the 6-minute walk test predicts mortality of patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Meng-Heng Hsieh, Yueh-Fu Fang, Fu-Tsai Chung, Chung-Shu Lee, Yu-Chen Chang, Yuan-Zhang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Horng-Chyuan Lin
Using M-mode ultrasonography to assess diaphragm dysfunction and predict the success of mechanical ventilation weaning in elderly patients
Daozheng Huang, Huan Ma, Wenzhao Zhong, Xiaoting Wang, Yan Wu, Tiehe Qin, Shouhong Wang, Ning Tan
Contralateral thoracoscopic lobectomy in postlobectomy patients
Manabu Yasuda, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Shinji Shinohara, Masataka Mori, Syuhei Ashikari, Tsunehiro Oyama, Takeshi Hanagiri
Prognostic role of initial pan-endoscopic tumor length at diagnosis in operable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergoing esophagectomy with or without neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy
Chen-Sung Lin, Chao-Yu Liu, Chih-Tao Cheng, Yu-Chen Tsai, Lun-Wei Chiou, Ming-Yuan Lee, Chia-Chuan Liu, Chih-Hsun Shih
Current status of asthma care in South Korea: nationwide the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database
Joon Young Choi, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Jae Ha Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Bo Yeon Kim, Hye Won Bae, Young Kyoon Kim, Chin Kook Rhee
The Redax® Coaxial Drain in pulmonary lobectomy: a study of efficacy
Ottavio Rena, Sara Parini, Esther Papalia, Fabio Massera, Davide Turello, Guido Baietto, Caterina Casadio
Surgical site infections after lung resection: a prospective study of risk factors in 1,091 consecutive patients
Andrea Imperatori, Elisa Nardecchia, Lorenzo Dominioni, Daniele Sambucci, Sebastiano Spampatti, Giancarlo Feliciotti, Nicola Rotolo
Comparison of continuous compression with regular ventilations versus 30:2 compressions-ventilations strategy during mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a porcine model of cardiac arrest
Zhengfei Yang, Qingyu Liu, Guanghui Zheng, Zhifeng Liu, Longyuan Jiang, Qing Lin, Rui Chen, Wanchun Tang
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry: a powerful tool for identification of Corynebacterium species
Rong Bao, Xiaodong Gao, Bijie Hu, Zhaoyan Zhou


The Society for Translational Medicine: clinical practice guidelines for mechanical ventilation management for patients undergoing lobectomy
Shugeng Gao, Zhongheng Zhang, Alessandro Brunelli, Chang Chen, Chun Chen, Gang Chen, Haiquan Chen, Jin-Shing Chen, Stephen Cassivi, Ying Chai, John B. Downs, Wentao Fang, Xiangning Fu, Martínez I. Garutti, Jianxing He, Jie He, Jian Hu, Yunchao Huang, Gening Jiang, Hongjing Jiang, Zhongmin Jiang, Danqing Li, Gaofeng Li, Hui Li, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Li, Yin Li, Zhijun Li, Chia-Chuan Liu, Deruo Liu, Lunxu Liu, Yongyi Liu, Haitao Ma, Weimin Mao, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mou, Calvin Sze Hang Ng, René H. Petersen, Guibin Qiao, Gaetano Rocco, Erico Ruffini, Lijie Tan, Qunyou Tan, Tang Tong, Haidong Wang, Qun Wang, Ruwen Wang, Shumin Wang, Deyao Xie, Qi Xue, Tao Xue, Lin Xu, Shidong Xu, Songtao Xu, Tiansheng Yan, Fenglei Yu, Zhentao Yu, Chunfang Zhang, Lanjun Zhang, Tao Zhang, Xun Zhang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xuewei Zhao, Xiuyi Zhi, Qinghua Zhou
The Society for Translational Medicine: clinical practice guidelines for the postoperative management of chest tube for patients undergoing lobectomy
Shugeng Gao, Zhongheng Zhang, Javier Aragón, Alessandro Brunelli, Stephen Cassivi, Ying Chai, Chang Chen, Chun Chen, Gang Chen, Haiquan Chen, Jin-Shing Chen, David Tom Cooke, John B. Downs, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Wentao Fang, Pier Luigi Filosso, Xiangning Fu, Seth D. Force, Martínez I. Garutti, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Dominique Gossot, Henrik Jessen Hansen, Jianxing He, Jie He, Bo Laksáfoss Holbek, Jian Hu, Yunchao Huang, Mohsen Ibrahim, Andrea Imperatori, Mahmoud Ismail, Gening Jiang, Hongjing Jiang, Zhongmin Jiang, Hyun Koo Kim, Danqing Li, Gaofeng Li, Hui Li, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Li, Yin Li, Zhijun Li, Eric Lim, Chia-Chuan Liu, Deruo Liu, Lunxu Liu, Yongyi Liu, Kevin W. Lobdell, Haitao Ma, Weimin Mao, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mou, Calvin Sze Hang Ng, Nuria M. Novoa, René H. Petersen, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Cecilia Pompili, Guibin Qiao, Majed Refai, Gaetano Rocco, Erico Ruffini, Michele Salati, Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Alan Dart Loon Sihoe, Lijie Tan, Qunyou Tan, Tang Tong, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Federico Venuta, Giulia Veronesi, Nestor Villamizar, Haidong Wang, Qun Wang, Ruwen Wang, Shumin Wang, Gavin M. Wright, Deyao Xie, Qi Xue, Tao Xue, Lin Xu, Shidong Xu, Songtao Xu, Tiansheng Yan, Fenglei Yu, Zhentao Yu, Chunfang Zhang, Lanjun Zhang, Tao Zhang, Xun Zhang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xuewei Zhao, Xiuyi Zhi, Qinghua Zhou

Surgical Technique

Microinvasive segmentectomy in a sculpting manner: a case of VATS left S1+2 segmentectomy
Liang Xue, Yunfeng Yuan
Left upper lobectomy and pulmonary angioplasty by uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery
Kaihua Tian, Ronghua Yang, Bin Han
Systemic tunnel dissection of mediastinal lymph nodes without clamping via uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Jia-Tao Zhang, Song Dong, Xue-Ning Yang, Yi-Long Wu, Wen-Zhao Zhong
Bronchial interrupted suture anastomosis for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) right upper lobe resection
Qianli Ma, Qiduo Yu, Deruo Liu
How to manage tumor located between upper division and lingular segment “S3+S4 segmentectomy and S3b+S4 segmentectomy”
Shin-Ichi Yamashita, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Daisuke Hamatake, Takeshi Shiraishi, Katsunobu Kawahara, Akinori Iwasaki
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper posterior segmentectomy with systematic mediastinal lymphadenectomy
Guofei Zhang, Zhijun Wu, Yimin Wu, Gang Shen, Ying Chai
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery left upper lobe trisegmentectomy using flexible tip 3D video scope
Mathew Thomas
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy in a patient with carcinoid tumor located at the orifice of the right lower lobe
Semih Halezeroğlu
Port-access thoracoscopic bisubsegmentectomy of right upper lobe posterior and anterior segments
Hirohisa Kato, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Jun Suzuki, Akira Hamada, Hikaru Watarai, Kenta Nakahashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lower lobe bisegmentectomy (S7/8) for a central pulmonary metastasis
Andreas Hiebinger, Thomas Weik, Horst Mertins, Johannes Bodner
Thoracoscopic left S4a subsegmentectomy
Akira Hamada, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Takanori Sasage, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
Four arm robotic-assisted pulmonary resection-right upper lobectomy: how to do it
Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli

Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner1

Foreign body aspiration in adult airways: therapeutic approach
Justin C. Hewlett, Otis B. Rickman, Robert J. Lentz, Udaya B. Prakash, Fabien Maldonado

Original Article of GARD Section3

Uncontrolled and under-diagnosed asthma in a Damascus shelter during the Syrian crisis
Yousser Mohammad, Shaaban Rafea, Youssef Latifeh, Ali Khaddam, Bisher Sawaf, Mhd Ismael Zakaria, Mohammad Sadek Al Masalmeh, Yaser Fawaz, Abdoulraouf Allaham, Imad Almani, Hiba El-Tarcheh, Ayham Ghazal, Ali Zaher, Hala Rifai, Hamed Joumah, S. Dresden Glockler-Lauf, Teresa To

Case Report

Surgery for a large tracheoesophageal fistula using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Anne S. van Drumpt, Hidde M. Kroon, Frank Grüne, Robert van Thiel, Manon C. W. Spaander, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda
Successful treatment of a ruptured left internal mammary artery aneurysm with a delayed diagnosis of Type I neurofibromatosis
Do Wan Kim, In Seok Jeong, Kook Joo Na, Bong Suk Oh, Byung Hee Ahn, Sang Yun Song
Minimally invasive, multi-disciplinary approach for surgical management of a mediastinal congenital bronchogenic cyst in a 6-month-old infant
Xiao-Hua Li, Tao Zhang, Sheng Wang, Biao-Chuan He, Xue-Ning Yang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Ji- Mei Chen
Chylothorax after mediastinal ganglioneuroma resection treated with fibrin sealant patch: a case report
Marco Chiarelli, Pietro Achilli, Angelo Guttadauro, Giuseppe Vertemati, Sabina Terragni, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi
Hemangiopericytoma 11 years later: delayed recurrence of a rare soft tissue sarcoma
Keng Peng Cheng, Wei-Jin Wong, Shahrul Hashim, Kein Seong Mun
A case report of giant esophageal neurofibroma
Men Yang, Dongni Chen, Xiaoyan Gao, Zhesheng Wen
The new transbronchial diagnostic approach for the metastatic lung tumor from renal cell carcinoma—a case report
Yu Okubo, Yuji Matsumoto, Toshiyuki Nakai, Takaaki Tsuchida, Keisuke Asakura, Noriko Motoi, Shun-ichi Watanabe
Laparoscopic repair of a peritoneopericardial diaphragmatic hernia after a convergent procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
Antony Delliturri, Shintaro Chiba, Igor Brichkov, Danny Sherwinter
Sudden hypotension occurring after 4 days of left-sided central catheter placement
Youn-Jung Kim, Won Young Kim
Atypical carcinoid localized at the bronchus accompanied by diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia in the distal lung: a rare case report
Kyoshiro Takegahara, Akira Sato, Takayuki Ibi, Tatsuya Inoue, Jitsuo Usuda
Tuberculous tracheobronchial stenosis: avoiding resection—when less is more
Katherine Khvilivitzky, Puja N. Trivedi, P. Michael McFadden
Adult-onset Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the sternum
Yi-Jhih Huang, Kuan-Hsun Lin, Tai-Kuang Chao, Tsai-Wang Huang, Hsu-Kai Huang
Endoscopic diverticulotomy with a stapler can be an effective and safe treatment for Killian-Jamieson diverticulum
Po-Jen Yun, Hsu-Kai Huang, Hung Chang, Shih-Chun Lee, Tsai-Wang Huang
A rare mixed breast cancer of intraductal and solid papillary with tubular carcinoma histotypes in a young woman
Xiaohui Zhang, Jie Shi, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Jinghong Guan, Zhiyong Liang, Qiang Sun
Highlighted version successful resection of a tracheal metastasis of rectal cancer: a case report
Takaki Akamine, Gouji Toyokawa, Kenichi Kohashi, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Kazuki Takada, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Safe administration of intrapleural alteplase during pregnancy
Heather Torbic, Hanine Inaty, Siva Raja, Humberto Choi
Lung metastases in an atypical type A thymoma variant
Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Shohei Matsuo, Toru Nakamichi, Nobuyuki Kondo, Seiki Hasegawa
AB thymoma with atypical type A component with delayed multiple lung and brain metastases
Wieslawa Grajkowska, Ewa Matyja, Jacek Kunicki, Sylwia Szymanska, Alexander Marx, Cleo-Aron Weis, Renata Langfort, Malgorzata Szolkowska
Glomus tumors of the trachea: 2 case reports and a review of the literature
Chun Wang, Yuan Ma, Xin Zhao, Pei-Li Sun, Ying-Ming Zhang, Mao Huang, Yan Zhu, Shu-Xian Jin
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system as a bridge to reparative surgery in ventricular septal defect complicating acute inferoposterior myocardial infarction
Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris

Meet the Professor

Professor Clemens Aigner: the development and the future of lung surgery
Sucy X. Wu
Professor Yin-Kai Chao: art of surgery—the journey of a thoracic surgeon
Silvia Zhou
Dr. Masaki Hashimoto: clinical impact of circulating tumor cell in metastatic colorectal cancer patients who underwent pulmonary metastasectomy
Qiuyuan Li
Professor Bruce W. Lytle: let the talented people exhibit their ideas without inhibiting them, taking the advantages of the people around you—the key for collaboration
Chao-Xiu He, Cliff Lun
Prof. John Elefteriades: being alert to everything a patient teaches you
Skylar Gao
Professor Joshua Sonett: to make lung donors more available in the US
Chao-Xiu (Melanie) He
Prof. David Watson: new things are not always better
Skylar Gao, Pengcheng Lee
Thoracic surgeon Lijie Tan in Shanghai Zhongshan Hospital: discussion on the self-cultivation of a thoracic surgeon
Lili Liao, Vivian Kong
Prof. Christopher W. Seder: “Cooperation with the STS database: where do we go next?”
Xiao-Mei Liu
Prof. Jaroslaw Kuzdzal: education on thoracic surgery should include more global aspects
Xiao-Mei Liu

Letter to the Editor

Comparison of the yield of 19-G eXcelon core needle to a 21-G EBUS needle during endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes for the detection of granulomas in cases of suspected sarcoidosis
Abhishek Biswas, John P. Wynne, Divya Patel, Michelle Weber, Shaleen Thakur, P. S. Sriram
Sleep disordered breathing and post-cardiac surgery atrial fibrillation
Roop Kaw, Reena Mehra
Navigation-assisted bronchoscopy for ground-glass opacity lesions
Naofumi Shinagawa
Morphine in acute heart failure: good in relieving symptoms, bad in improving outcomes
Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, W. Frank Peacock
PET scan avidity and its role in surgical resection for IIIa N2 disease
Stevan Pupovac, Paul C. Lee
Target blood pressure in high risk cardiovascular patients
Dominic Millenaar, Sebastian Ewen, Felix Mahfoud, Michael Böhm
Recognizing the strange: experience of the ESTS-AME clinical fellowship in Beijing and Guangzhou
Claudio Caviezel
Controversy and perspective in the management of marginally operable stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: response to Editorial by Charlotte Billiet and Dirk De Ruysscher and Editorial by Dr. Wanpu Yan and Dr. David R. Jones
Kai-Lin Yang, Jiunn-Song Jiang, Kwan-Hwa Chi
Symptom-based treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine in bronchiectasis patients with hemoptysis
Zhi-Min Zhang, Pei-Hua Ren, Wei-Jie Guan


The role of sympathectomy in long QT syndrome
Achilleas Antonopoulos, David Lawrence, Davide Patrini, Marco Scarci, Robert George, Martin Hayward, Sofoklis Mitsos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos


1. 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.

2. The series “Air Pollution” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Junfeng (Jim) Zhang served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

3. The series “GARD Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Yousser Mohammad and Alvaro A. Cruz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.