Vol 9, No 12 (December 29, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Severe asthma and asthma-COPD overlap: a double agent or identical twins?
Yang Xia, Yuan Cao, Lexin Xia, Wen Li, Huahao Shen
Is there a safe time to stop clopidogrel in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy after a percutaneous coronary intervention and placement of drug-eluting stents?
Nureddin Almaddah, Rami N. Khouzam
Avian influenza A (H7N9) virus infections in humans across five epidemics in mainland China, 2013–2017
David S. C. Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K. S. Chan
Invasive monitoring of blood pressure: a radiant future for brachial artery as an alternative to radial artery catheterisation?
Karim Lakhal, Vincent Robert-Edan
Association of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) molecular subgroups
Ippokratis Messaritakis, Athanasios Kotsakis, Vassilis Georgoulias
Optimal pembrolizumab dosing for non-small cell lung cancer: further studies still needed
Hai-Yan Tu, Qi Zhang, Yi-Long Wu
Potential impact of oxidative stress induced growth inhibitor 1 (OSGIN1) on airway epithelial cell autophagy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Maria B. Sukkar, James Harris
Is single-station N2 disease on PET-CT an indication for primary surgery in lung cancer patients?
Janusz Kowalewski, Tomasz J. Szczęsny
The cardiologist’s way to do the Alfieri stitch: transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge repair revisited
Tienush Rassaf
Adding value in healthcare: understanding the whole denominator
Christopher W. Seder
Hybrid ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: how to merge the best from both worlds
Gianluigi Bisleri, Benedict Glover
Targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest: when, how deep, how long?
Samuel A. Tisherman
Staged hybrid procedure in persistent atrial fibrillation: safety, efficacy, and atrial tachyarrhythmia
Min Suk Choi, Dong Seop Jeong
Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol level and risk of death: let’s avoid the extremes
Hamid Moradi, Elani Streja, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Sublobar resections—current evidence and future challenges
Christopher Cao, David H. Tian, Daniel R. Wang, Caroline D. Chung, Dominique Gossot, Matthew Bott
The PASCAL transcatheter mitral valve repair system for the treatment of mitral regurgitation: another piece to the puzzle of edge-to-edge technique
Carmelo Grasso, Antonio Popolo Rubbio
How to manage patients with subcentimeter non-small cell lung cancer?
Tomoyoshi Takenaka
Why anti-PD1/PDL1 therapy is so effective? Another piece in the puzzle
Antonio Marchetti, Alessia Di Lorito, Fiamma Buttitta
Optogenetic tools for cell biological applications
Abhirup Mukherjee, Nicole A. Repina, David V. Schaffer, Ravi S. Kane
Should the ART trial change our practice?
Jesús Villar, Fernando Suárez-Sipmann, Robert M. Kacmarek
Operative or non-operative treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis: is there something new?
Juan L. Antón-Pacheco, Rocio Morante
Left pulmonary artery sling and congenital tracheal stenosis: to slide or not to slide?
Michele Torre
Notch signaling triggers the tumor heterogeneity of small cell lung cancer
Lydia Meder, Reinhard Büttner, Margarete Odenthal
Respecting boundaries: CTCF, chromatin structural organization, and heart failure
Ashley J. Sizer, Kathleen A. Martin
The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown: on-pump versus off-pump coronary-artery bypass grafting
Hisato Takagi, Shohei Mitta, Tomo Ando, for the All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence (ALICE) Group
To do or not to do? The management dilemma of congenital tracheal stenosis in the setting of the ring-sling complex
Luigi Arcieri, Raffaele Giordano, Bruno Murzi
Procalcitonin use for shorter courses of antibiotic therapy in suspected early-onset neonatal sepsis: are we getting there?
Despoina Gkentzi, Gabriel Dimitriou
Shedding light on stent thrombosis
Tawfiq Choudhury, Rodrigo Bagur, Ashlay A. Huitema, Amir Solomonica, Shahar Lavi
Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treatment: another step forward
Pier Luigi Filosso, Francesco Guerrera, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Enrico Ruffini
The sicker the patient, the more likely that transfusion will be beneficial
Jean-Louis Vincent, Christophe Lelubre
To vent or not on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, does it improve myocardial recovery and outcome?
Daniele Camboni, Christof Schmid
Left ventricular distention under venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support: when should we consider percutaneous left heart decompression?
Mounir Riahi, Alban-Elouen Baruteau
The Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcome Study trial—the starting gun has fired
David Crossman, Alexander Rothman
A big data approach to examine the association of high density lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality: lessons for future investigations
Ziyad Al-Aly
Robot-assisted surgery for posterior mediastinal mass
Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Franca Melfi
New era of “resection of the carina and lower trachea”
Hideki Ujiie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Surgical perspective on hybrid ablation for non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
Yuyuan Zhang, Huiming Guo
Tubeless uniportal carinal right upper lobectomy
Douglas J. Mathisen
ERS International Congress 2017: preview of the “innovation in diagnosing and monitoring respiratory disease” symposium from the allied respiratory professionals assembly
Jana De Brandt, Laurie Smith

Original Article

Role of the stromal cell derived factor-1/CXC chemokine receptor 4 axis in the invasion and metastasis of lung cancer and mechanism
Yun Zeng, Xinwei Wang, Bijian Yin, Guohao Xia, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
Modified exposure method for gastric mobilization in robot-assisted esophagectomy
Yu Zheng, Xi-Wen Zhao, Han-Lu Zhang, Zi-Hao Wang, Yun Wang
Analysis of pulmonary pure ground-glass nodule in enhanced dual energy CT imaging for predicting invasive adenocarcinoma: comparing with conventional thin-section CT imaging
Ying Zhang, Jian Tang, Jianrong Xu, Jiejun Cheng, Huawei Wu
Risk factors of pre-operational aortic rupture in acute and subacute Stanford type A aortic dissection patients
Zhuo-Dong Li, Yang Liu, Jiang Zhu, Jun Wang, Fang-Lin Lu, Lin Han, Zhi-Yun Xu
Isolated unilateral absence of pulmonary artery in adulthood: a clinical analysis of 65 cases from a case series and systematic review
Ping Wang, Ling Yuan, Juhong Shi, Zuojun Xu
The absence of effect of ganglionated plexi ablation on heart rate variability parameters in patients after thoracoscopic ablation for atrial fibrillation
Jana Zdarska, Pavel Osmancik, Petr Budera, Dalibor Herman, Radka Prochazkova, David Talavera, Zbynek Straka
Anemia as a clinical marker of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Korean obstructive lung disease cohort
Yeon-Mok Oh, Joo Hun Park, Eun-Kyung Kim, Sung Chul Hwang, Hyun Ji Kim, Dae Ryong Kang, Kwang Ha Yoo, Ji-Hyun Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim, Seong Yong Lim, Chin Kook Rhee, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Sang Yeub Lee, Sang-Do Lee
Hemorrhage under veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients: a retrospective data analysis
Stefan Kreyer, Thomas Muders, Nils Theuerkauf, Juliane Spitzhüttl, Torsten Schellhaas, Jens-Christian Schewe, Ulf Guenther, Hermann Wrigge, Christian Putensen
Rare causes of hyperbilirubinemia after lung transplantation: our experience at a single center
Su Hwan Lee, Moo Suk Park, Jin Gu Lee, Joo Han Song, Kyung Soo Chung, Ji Ye Jung, Eun Young Kim Kim, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Hyo Chae Paik, Song Yee Kim
Substernal reconstruction following esophagectomy: operation of last resort?
Jacob R. Moremen, DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, Karen M. Rieger, Thomas J. Birdas
Photodynamic therapy versus endoscopic submucosal dissection for management of patients with early esophageal neoplasia: a retrospective study
Xionghuai Hua, Yin Li, Haibo Ma, Wei Zhang, Jianjun Qin, Jun Zhang, Haixia Cao
Effect of telling patients their “spirometric-lung-age” on smoking cessation in Japanese smokers
Haruhi Takagi, Yoshiteru Morio, Toshiji Ishiwata, Kazunori Shimada, Atsumi Kume, Kayo Miura, Eriko Kuwasaki, Miharu Kato, Kuniaki Seyama, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Intermittent chest tube clamping may shorten chest tube drainage and postoperative hospital stay after lung cancer surgery: a propensity score matching analysis
Shi Yan, Xing Wang, Yaqi Wang, Chao Lv, Yuzhao Wang, Jia Wang, Yue Yang, Nan Wu
Risk factors and prognosis value of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a case- control study
Qian Shen, Xiaoqi Dong, Xiaoping Tang, Jianying Zhou
Outcomes of perioperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in patients undergoing lung transplantation
Joo Han Song, Ji Eun Park, Jin Gu Lee, Chang Young Lee, Kyung Sik Nam, Jee Won Suh, Anes Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Hyun Chel Joo, Young Nam Youn, Song Yee Kim, Moo Suk Park, Hyo Chae Paik
Off- vs. on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery on hospital outcomes in 134,117 octogenarians
Umberto Benedetto, Gianni D. Angelini, Massimo Caputo, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Luke K. Kim, Christopher Lau, Antonino Di Franco, Leonard N. Girardi, Mario Gaudino
Multidisciplinary approach to chest wall resection and reconstruction for chest wall tumors, a single center experience
Elisa Scarnecchia, Valeria Liparulo, Alessandra Pica, Giuseppe Guarro, Carmine Alfano, Francesco Puma
New insights into stage and prognosis in small cell lung cancer: an analysis of 968 cases
Charles Dayen, Didier Debieuvre, Olivier Molinier, Olivier Raffy, Fabrice Paganin, Jérôme Virally, Sébastien Larive, Béatrice Desurmont-Salasc, Marielle Perrichon, Francis Martin, Michel Grivaux
Predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia occurring late after intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot: combination of QRS duration change rate and tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient
Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Chronic bronchitis is associated with severe exacerbation and prolonged recovery period in Chinese patients with COPD: a multicenter cross-sectional study
Ying Liang, Yahong Chen, Rui Wu, Ming Lu, Wanzhen Yao, Jian Kang, Baiqiang Cai, Xin Zhou, Zheng Liu, Ping Chen, Dejun Sun, Jingping Zheng, Guoyang Wang, Yulin Feng, Yongjian Xu
Clinical assessment of computed tomography guided radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of inoperable patients with pulmonary tumors
Tianming Chen, Jiewen Jin, Shilin Chen
The long-term impact of postoperative pulmonary complications after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer
Shaodong Wang, Xiao Li, Yun Li, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Retrospective review of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary sequestration in 28 patients: surgery or endovascular techniques?
Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Semi-rigid single hook localization the best method for localizing ground glass opacities during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: re-aerated swine lung experimental and primary clinical results
Guang Zhao, Long Sun, Guojun Gen, Hongming Liu, Ning Li, Suhuan Liu, Bing Hao, Xiuyi Yu, Jie Jiang
Comparison of video-assisted thoracic surgery with open surgery in the treatment of ectopic mediastinal parathyroid tumors
Hailei Du, Minmin Shi, Lianggang Zhu, Jiamin Che, Junbiao Hang, Zhongyuan Chen, Hecheng Li
Long-term results of radiofrequency maze procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation with concomitant mitral surgery
Chia-Chen Wu, Jen-Ping Chang, Mien-Cheng Chen, Cheng-I Cheng, Wen-Jung Chung
Contributing factors to the outcome of primary malignant chest wall tumors
Abdel Rahman Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Rahouma, Rabab Gaafar, Sherif Bahaa, Iman Loay, Mohamed Kamel, Hoda Abdelbaki, Maha Yahia
Is a clinical target volume (CTV) necessary for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy? —a dosimetric evaluation of three different treatment plans
Fan Xia, Lijun Zhou, Xi Yang, Li Chu, Xiaofei Zhang, Jinjin Chu, Weigang Hu, Zhengfei Zhu
Clinical features, diagnosis and thoracoscopic surgical treatment of thymic cysts
Xun Wang, Kezhong Chen, Xiao Li, Yun Li, Fan Yang, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Feasibility and outcomes of modified enhanced recovery after surgery for nursing management of aged patients undergoing esophagectomy
Wei Li, Bin Zheng, Shuliang Zhang, Hao Chen, Wei Zheng, Chun Chen
Diagnostic accuracy of tumor markers for malignant pleural effusion: a derivation and validation study
Kan Zhai, Wen Wang, Yao Wang, Jing-Yuan Liu, Qiong Zhou, Huan-Zhong Shi
Cost-effectiveness analysis of sealant impact in management of moderate intraoperative alveolar air leaks during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
Francesco Zaraca, Maurizio Vaccarili, Gino Zaccagna, Pio Maniscalco, Giampiero Dolci, Birgit Feil, Reinhold Perkmann, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci
Does oxygen therapy increase the resolution rate of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?
Chan Beom Park, Mi Hyoung Moon, Hyun Woo Jeon, Deog Gon Cho, Sun Wha Song, Yoo Dong Won, Yong Hwan Kim, Young-Du Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong, Kyung Soo Kim, Si Young Choi
Bronchial suction does not facilitate lung collapse when using a double-lumen tube during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a randomized controlled trial
Xiang Quan, Jie Yi, Yuguang Huang, Xiuhua Zhang, Le Shen, Shanqing Li
Longitudinal study of esophageal mucosal damage after esophagectomy and gastric interposition: relationship between reflux-related mucosal injury and Notch signaling
Yong Yuan, Tie-Jun Tong, Xiao-Xi Zeng, Yu-Shang Yang, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Yun-Cang Wang, Jun- He Gou, Long-Qi Chen
Posterior uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anatomical lung resections
Davor Stamenovic, Korkut Bostanci, Antje Messerschmidt
Prognostic factors in curatively resected pathological stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Yikun Yang, Yousheng Mao, Lin Yang, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Juwei Mu, Qi Xue, Dali Wang, Jun Zhao, Yushun Gao, Zhirong Zhang, Ningning Ding, Ding Yang
Complete resection of the primary lesion improves survival of certain patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Kazue Yoneda, Kouji Kuroda, Naoko Imanishi, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
Perforation of myocardial wall and great vessels after cardiovascular interventions—a 5-year analysis
Zdenek Provaznik, Andreas Holzamer, Daniele Camboni, Leopold Rupprecht, Markus Resch, Sigrid Wittmann, Christof Schmid, Bernhard Floerchinger
BRCA1 germline mutations dominate familial breast cancer patients in Henan China
Lina Wang, Shiyuan Zhou, Jiansheng Xie, Huafang Gao, Fengyu Wang, Jiping Zhou, Yanli Wang, Haili Wang
The role of bacterial culture by bronchoscopy in patients with lung cancer: a prospective study
Matthew Koslow, Gali Epstein Shochet, Alona Matveychuk, Lilach Israeli-Shani, Alexander Guber, David Shitrit
Serum metalloproteinase-2 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 in lung carcinoma patients
Magdalena Drzewiecka-Jędrzejczyk, Rafał Wlazeł, Monika Terlecka, Sławomir Jabłoński
Disease-free survival improved by use of adjuvant EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors in resectable non-small cell lung cancer: an updated meta-analysis
Yonggang Yuan, Qingyuan Huang, Chang Gu, Haiquan Chen
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of lung cancer patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 studies
Chuan Li, Wenwen Wu, Nan Chen, Huizi Song, Tianjian Lu, Zhenyu Yang, Zihuai Wang, Jian Zhou, Lunxu Liu
Stage I synchronous multiple primary non-small cell lung cancer: CT findings and the effect of TNM staging with the 7th and 8th editions on prognosis
Jingxu Li, Xinguan Yang, Tingting Xia, Yubao Guan, Nanshan Zhong
Pathway and application value of exploration of the pulmonary artery by endobronchial ultrasound
Peng Li, Cen Wu, Wei Zheng, Li Zhao

Review Article

Acute respiratory distress syndrome in traumatic brain injury: how do we manage it?
Valentina Della Torre, Rafael Badenes, Francesco Corradi, Fabrizio Racca, Andrea Lavinio, Basil Matta, Federico Bilotta, Chiara Robba
Circular RNAs in thoracic diseases
Fan Yang, Ping Zhu, Jintao Guo, Xiang Liu, Sheng Wang, Guoxin Wang, Wen Liu, Shupeng Wang, Nan Ge
Mitral valve prolapse: an underestimated cause of sudden cardiac death—a current review of the literature
Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Chest drainage systems and management of air leaks after a pulmonary resection
Kristina Baringer, Steve Talbert
Adult echocardiographic nomograms: overview, critical review and creation of a software for automatic, fast and easy calculation of normal values
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Marco Paterni, Daniel Saura, Marco Scalese, Eliana Franchi, Nadia Assanta, Martin Koestenberg, Raluca Dulgheru, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Anne Bernard, Luis Caballero, Patrizio Lancellotti
Review of malignant pleural mesothelioma survival after talc pleurodesis or surgery
Emanuela Taioli, Maaike van Gerwen, Meredith Mihalopoulos, Gil Moskowitz, Bian Liu, Raja Flores
Management of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connections in patients requiring pulmonary resection: a case report and systematic review
Kieran Singhal, Andrew D. Newton, Christopher Corbett, Jarrod D. Predina
Acute rejection
Mark Benzimra, Greg L. Calligaro, Allan R. Glanville
History of lung transplantation
Federico Venuta, Dirk Van Raemdonck
Prevention of chronic rejection after lung transplantation
Anke Van Herck, Stijn E. Verleden, Bart M. Vanaudenaerde, Geert M. Verleden, Robin Vos

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner1

Virtual fluoroscopy during transbronchial biopsy for locating ground-glass nodules not visible on X-ray fluoroscopy
Toshiyuki Nakai, Takehiro Izumo, Yuji Matsumoto, Takaaki Tsuchida

Case Report

Ciliated muconodular papillary tumor of the lung harboring BRAF V600E mutation and p16INK4a overexpression without proliferative activity may represent an example of oncogene-induced senescence
Lucia Kim, Young Sam Kim, Jin Soo Lee, Suk Jin Choi, In Suh Park, Jee Young Han, Joon Mee Kim, Young Chae Chu
NUT midline carcinoma as a primary lung tumor: a case report
Jiashun Cao, Donghong Chen, Fan Yang, Jingjing Yao, Weipeng Zhu, Chuanduo Zhao
Ectopic thymoma managed by neck dissection & video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy
John K. Peel, Eitan Prisman, Tony L. Ng, Anna L. McGuire
Primary breast leiomyosarcoma and synchronous homolateral lung cancer: a case report
Alberto Testori, Stefano Meroni, Emanuele Voulaz, Marco Alloisio, Rita De Sanctis, Paola Bossi, Umberto Cariboni, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi
Robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass for isolated ostial stenosis of the left coronary artery
Chia-Cheng Kuo, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Chun-I Chen, Chen-Hui Lee, Bor-Chih Cheng
Minor regression and long-time survival (56 months) in a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma under Viscum album and Helleborus niger extracts—a case report
Paul G. Werthmann, Gerhard Saltzwedel, Gunver S. Kienle
Devastating fast–growing lung cancer after single lung transplantation
Lorenzo Gherzi, Carolina Carillo, Daniele Diso, Sara Mantovani, Tiziano de Giacomo, Federico Venuta, Marco Anile
Reversible pulmonary hypertension with unclear etiology associated with suspected viral infection
Hong Deok Kim, Kwang Jin Chun, Seonghoon Choi, Jung Rae Cho, Namho Lee, Min-Kyung Kang
Development of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a patient with established adenocarcinoma of the lung
Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Adina Paulk, Seth J. Kligerman, Allen P. Burke, Nirav G. Shah, Renee K. Dixon
Low grade myxofibrosarcoma in the right ventricle presenting as pulmonary thromboembolism
Jong Hui Suh, Do Yeon Kim, Jeong Seob Yoon, Eun Su Park, Chan Beom Park
Primary thoracic extraskeletal osteosarcoma: a case report and literature review
Jie Qian, Xue-Yan Zhang, Ping Gu, Jin-Chen Shao, Bao-Hui Han, Hui-Min Wang
Post-transplant native pneumonectomy for interstitial fibrosis and small cell lung cancer
Ramon T. Li, Sanam Zahedi, Judy Trieu, Alfred S. Lea, William J. Calhoun, Alexander G. Duarte, Jianping Zhao, Ikenna C. Okereke
Marfan syndrome with pneumothorax: case report and review of literatures
Weiming Hao, Yong Fang, Hao Lai, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Miao Lin, Lijie Tan
Case report: improvement of cardiac remodeling with shock wave therapy of a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy
Yingnan Bai, Xiaoyan Wang, Xin Deng, Hongyi Wu, Abdel Hamid Fathy, Yan Xi, Yunzeng Zou, Jie Cui, Junbo Ge
Case report: dermatomyositis associated with lung cancer with heterogeneous morphology
Yin-Yin Qin, Cheng-Zhi Zhou, Zheng Zhu, Wei-Jie Guan, Xin-Qing Lin, Chun-Li Liu, Yu-Ming Zhou, Hua Wu, Ying-Ying Gu, De-Hua Zhang, Ming Ou-Yang, Nan-Shan Zhong, Shi-Yue Li
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis associated with mediastinal teratoma: a rare case report and literature review
Chuan Li, Chengwu Liu, Feng Lin, Lunxu Liu

Short Communication

A lesson from intravascular imaging: insights for recognizing a spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Dario Buccheri, Diego Milazzo, Salvatore Geraci, Giovanni Vaccaro, Giuseppe Caramanno

Letter to the Editor

Intra-Thoracic Chemo-Hyperthermia for pleural recurrence of thymomas
Jean-Michel Maury, Gabrielle Drevet, Francois Tronc, Nicolas Girard
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation across the esophageal cancer journey
Linda O’Neill, Jenny Gannon, Emer Guinan, John V. Reynolds, Juliette Hussey
Extracapsular lymph node involvement after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in esophageal carcinoma: how to interpret?
Lieven P. Depypere, Philippe R. Nafteux
Surgery for small cell lung cancer in the modern era: opportunities and challenges
Elliot Wakeam
Morphologic characteristics of pulmonary adenocarcinomas manifesting as pure ground-glass nodules on CT
Benedikt H. Heidinger, Kevin R. Anderson, Ursula Nemec, Daniel B. Costa, Sidhu P. Gangadharan, Paul A. VanderLaan, Alexander A. Bankier
Response to “VATS vs. thoracotomy regarding postoperative chronic pain”
Emine Ozgur Bayman, Kalpaj R. Parekh, John Keech, Timothy J. Brennan
Response to “Editorial on pain following thoracic surgery”
Emine Ozgur Bayman, Kalpaj R. Parekh, John Keech, Timothy J. Brennan
Sex differences in the association between obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension—what’s next?
Irene Cano-Pumarega, Ferrán Barbé, Joaquín Durán-Cantolla


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 “ECG Pearls” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Adrian Baranchuk served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.