Vol 10, No 3 (March 31, 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease


NUTRIREA-2 trial finds that early enteral nutrition and early parenteral nutrition do not differ with regards to major clinical outcomes
Feng Tian, Gordon S. Doig
International trends in the clinical epidemiology of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Ronald A. M. Damhuis, Jan P. van Meerbeeck
A novel survival prediction model of ECMO in acute respiratory distress syndrome: things to consider for optimal use
Hye Ju Yeo, Woo Hyun Cho
Thresholds, triggers or requirements—time to look beyond the transfusion trials
Aryeh Shander, Tae-Yop Kim, Lawrence Tim Goodnough
Updated statistics of lung and bronchus cancer in United States (2018)
Gabrielle Boloker, Cong Wang, Jianrong Zhang
PCI or CABG for unprotected left main coronary artery disease?—new evidence justifies a change in perspective R. Andrew Archbold
R. Andrew Archbold
Breast carcinoma is a multifactorial disease involving FOXN3, SINA3 and NEAT through repression of GATA3 and TJP
Dina Sabry, Abeer Mostafa, Amira Hassouna
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: some progress, but still a long way from cure
Loic Lang-Lazdunski
A richer understanding of intratumoral heterogeneity: single-cell genomics put it within reach
Xuetao Li, Jun Hou
Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: lessons learned and quo vadis?
Servet Bölükbas, Michael Eberlein
Circulating microRNAs as an emerging biomarker for acute aortic dissection diagnosis—comparing with prior biomarkers
Daigo Hiraya, Akira Sato, Kazutaka Aonuma
Validating guideline concordant care in lung cancer also validates good surgical judgement and skill
Megan K. Loo, Anthony W. Kim
Multifocal adenocarcinoma: perspectives, assumptions and elephants
Frank C. Detterbeck
Immunotherapy after chemoradiotherapy in stage III non-small cell lung cancer: a new standard of care?
Anna W. Chalmers, Shiven B. Patel, Wallace Akerley
Stereotactic body radiation therapy vs. surgery in early-stage nonsmall cell lung cancer: lessons learned, current recommendations, future directions
Sibo Tian, Kristin A. Higgins, Walter J. Curran, Richard J. Cassidy
Consolidation of immunotherapy becomes new standard of care in unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer
Myung-Ju Ahn
Perspectives on stereotactic body radiotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer: a maturing treatment modality
Chunhui Han
Different strategies of myocardial protection: the age of perfectionism
Emanuela Angeli, Sabrina Lueck, Gaetano Domenico Gargiulo
Causal role of rapid-eye-movement sleep on successful memory consolidation of fear extinction
Si-Zhi Ai, Xi-Jian Dai
Current PD-L1 immunohistochemistry for non-small cell lung cancer
Andreas H. Scheel, Stephan C. Schäfer
Adequacy of intra-operative nodal staging during lung cancer surgery: a poorly achieved minimum objective
Marc Riquet, Ciprian Pricopi, Giuseppe Mangiameli, Alex Arame, Alain Badia, Françoise Le Pimpec Barthes
Pacific trial: a new ocean or an abnormal wave?
Rolando M. D’Angelillo, Sara Ramella
Usefulness of robot-assisted surgery for lung cancer demonstrated from the patient’s perspective
Takashi Suda
Inequivalence of non-aggressiveness in clinically diagnosed lung cancers and overdiagnosis in lung cancer screening trials
Jerome M. Reich, Jong S. Kim
Surgery for mediastinal lymph node and early stage lung cancer: individualized practice based on clinical database
Yi-Ting Yen, Yau-Lin Tseng
The direction of travel to better outcomes for patients with oesophago-gastric cancer
Ruth Elizabeth Langley
Use of antibiotics in the ambulance for sepsis patients: is earlier really better?
Rebekka Bolliger, Meret Merker, Philipp Schuetz
Current perspectives for the size measurement of screeningdetected lung nodules
Hyungjin Kim, Chang Min Park
Should a therapeutic strategy be based on how the disease was diagnosed?
Masaaki Sato
The evolving understanding of immunoediting and the clinical impact of immune escape
Caroline E. McCoach, Trever G. Bivona
Multifocal ground-glass opacities: multifocal origin versus intrapulmonary metastasis
Choon-Taek Lee
MicroRNAs in acute aortic dissection
Eftihia Sbarouni, Panagiota Georgiadou
Atelectrauma or volutrauma: the dilemma
Francesco Cipulli, Francesco Vasques, Eleonora Duscio, Federica Romitti, Michael Quintel, Luciano Gattinoni
Extending the curve: survival of EGFR-mutated lung cancer patients in the 21st century
Feliciano Barrón, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón, Andrés F. Cardona, Oscar Arrieta
Brain response to sleep-related attentional bias after cognitive-behavioral therapy in individuals with insomnia symptoms
Xiao Nie, Xi-Jian Dai
Intratumoral heterogeneity of Notch1 expression in small cell lung cancer
Takaaki Ito
Immune checkpoint blockade in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: is it ready for prime time?
Eirini Pectasides
Best practice for sepsis
Jordi Rello, Francesca Rubulotta
New concepts in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Moshe Lapidot, Samuel Freyaldenhoven, Raphael Bueno
Gene methylation in liquid biopsy and risk of recurrence in lung cancer
Pasqualino de Antonellis, Antonella De Luca, Nicola Normanno
Report of the 2016–2017 ESTS-AME visiting fellow to the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University, China
Monisha Sudarshan
Combination immuno-oncology therapy with immune checkpoint blockers targeting PD-L1, PD-1 or CTLA4 and epigenetic drugs targeting MYC and immune evasion for precision medicine
Masaru Katoh
What does the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome trial (ART) teach us?—it is time for precision medicine and precision trials in critical care!
Jacopo Fumagalli, Lorenzo Berra
Targeted temperature management for non-shockable cardiac arrests: the debate must go on
Alexandre Nuzzo, Nicolas Peron, Sebastian Voicu, Bruno Mégarbane, Nicolas Deye
Single agent anti PD-1 inhibitors in esophageal cancer—a first step in a new therapeutic direction
Elaine M. Walsh, Ronan J. Kelly
Novel insights and recent discoveries on the genetics and pathogenesis of malignant mesothelioma
Yin P. Hung, Lucian R. Chirieac
Do we need complementary locoregional analgesia in patients undergoing minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures?
Gilbert Massard, Anne Olland, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Does the hybrid algorithm has real impact on long-term outcomes or should only be used as a valuable approach for CTO crossing?
Peter Tajti, Emmanouil S. Brilakis
Deep learning and medical imaging
Eyal Klang
Meet the new boss: lung cancer staging
Abbie Begnaud, Robert A. Kratzke
Dynamic stroke risk scores of atrial fibrillation
Minjae Yoon, Boyoung Joung
What is the best pain control after thoracic surgery?
Taichiro Goto
Guidelines for stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment of lung cancer highlight important research questions: what is the next step?
Lorraine D. Cornwell, Melissa L. Korb, Bryan M. Burt
Microvascular obstruction in ST elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: another frontier to conquer?
Islam Y. Elgendy, Hani Jneid
Predictive tools in VVECMO patients: handicap or benefit for clinical practice?
Tone B. Enger, Thomas Müller
Utility of computed tomography lung cancer screening and the management of computed tomography screen-detected findings
Ammar Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas Chaudhry
Predicting outcome of venovenous ECMO: look outside the lung!
Federico Pappalardo, Martina Crivellari
Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery versus uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery: is it a draw?
Sara Ricciardi, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi
Adjuvant EGFR TKI therapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer: new era for personalized medicine
Peng Shen, Wenzhao Zhong

Original Article

In vitro assessment of cefoperazone-sulbactam based combination therapy for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in China
Tao Li, Meiyan Sheng, Tengzhen Gu, Yan Zhang, Ailiyaer Yirepanjiang, Yu Li
Peak expiratory flow among healthy children aged 5–14 years in China
Yanhong Lu, Jinping Zheng, Chuanhe Liu, Tao Ai, Ning Wang, Ning Meng, Shuo Li, Ronghua Luo, Xiaomei Ren, Wujun Jiang, Yi Gao, Chuangli Hao
Early radiological response as predictor of overall survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor mutations
Carmen Salvador-Coloma, David Lorente, Sarai Palanca, Javier Simarro, Nuria Mancheño, Juan Sandoval, Agustín Lahoz, Óscar Juan
Fractures of the manubrium sterni: treatment options and a possible classification of different types of fractures
Stefan Schulz-Drost, Sebastian Krinner, Pascal Oppel, Sina Grupp, Melanie Schulz-Drost, Friedrich F. Hennig, Andreas Langenbach
Age is major factor for predicting survival in patients with acute respiratory failure on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a Korean multicenter study
Moon Seong Baek, Chi Ryang Chung, Hwa Jung Kim, Woo Hyun Cho, Young-Jae Cho, Sunghoon Park, Seung Yong Park, Byung Ju Kang, Jung-Hyun Kim, So Hee Park, Jin Young Oh, Yun Su Sim, Sang-Bum Hong
Early changes in coagulation profiles and lactate levels in patients with septic shock undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Hyoung Soo Kim, Dae Young Cheon, Sang Ook Ha, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Sung Gyun Kim, Sunghoon Park
Selective gene amplification to detect the T790M mutation in plasma from patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have developed epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) resistance
Shingo Nishikawa, Hideharu Kimura, Hayato Koba, Taro Yoneda, Satoshi Watanabe, Tamami Sakai, Johsuke Hara, Takashi Sone, Kazuo Kasahara, Shinji Nakao
A population-based analysis of outcomes after radiotherapy in intensive care unit patients with lung cancer
Alexander V. Louie, Lihua Li, Krista Bray Jenkyn, Britney Allen, George B. Rodrigues, Andrew Warner, David A. Palma, Salimah Z. Shariff
Lipoxin A4 regulates PM2.5-induced severe allergic asthma in mice via the Th1/Th2 balance of group 2 innate lymphoid cells
Xiaoxia Lu, Huicong Fu, Feng Han, Yurong Fang, Jiali Xu, Liqiong Zhang, Qing Du
Percutaneous occluder device closure through femoral vein guidance by transthoracic echocardiography in adult atrial septal defect patients
Yixin Jia, Xu Meng, Yan Li, Chunlei Xu, Wen Zeng, Yuqing Jiao, Wei Han
Sevoflurane did not show better protective effect on endothelial glycocalyx layer compared to propofol during lung resection surgery with one lung ventilation
Hye-Jin Kim, Eunsoo Kim, Seung-Hoon Baek, Hee Young Kim, Joo-Yun Kim, Juyeon Park, Eun- Ji Choi
Atrial fibrillation is related to lower incidence of deep venous thrombosis in patients with pulmonary embolism
Khalid Bin Waleed, Xumin Guan, Xintao Li, Yiheng Yang, Zhao Wang, Xiaomeng Yin, Zhengyan Wang, Jianghai Liu, Lianjun Gao, Dong Chang, Xianjie Xiao, Rongfeng Zhang, Gary Tse, Yunlong Xia
Effects of volume-controlled ventilation vs. pressure-controlled ventilation on respiratory function and inflammatory factors in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic radical resection of pulmonary carcinoma
Jing Tan, Zhenghuan Song, Qingming Bian, Pengyi Li, Lianbing Gu
Cold crystalloid versus warm blood cardioplegia in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
Paolo Nardi, Sara R. Vacirca, Marco Russo, Dionisio F. Colella, Carlo Bassano, Antonio Scafuri, Antonio Pellegrino, Gerry Melino, Giovanni Ruvolo
Clinical results of multimodality therapy for esophageal cancer with distant metastasis
Masakuni Sakaguchi, Toshiya Maebayashi, Takuya Aizawa, Naoya Ishibashi, Tsutomu Saito
Lymph node metastases near the celiac trunk should be considered separately from other nodal metastases in patients with cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction after neoadjuvant treatment and surgery
Sjoerd M. Lagarde, Martinus C. J. Anderegg, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Sybren L. Meijer, Maarten C. C. M. Hulshof, Jacques J. G. H. M. Bergman, Hanneke W. M. van Laarhoven, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen
Prognostic and clinicopathological significance of platelet to lymphocyte ratio in esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis
Juhong Deng, Peng Zhang, Yue Sun, Ping Peng, Yu Huang
A long-term evaluation of postoperative moist hands after R4/ R4+5 sympathectomy for primary palmar hyperhidrosis
Wenhan Weng, Yanguo Liu, Jianfeng Li, Guanchao Jiang, Jun Liu, Jun Wang
Comparison of short-term outcomes for connective tissue disease-related interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation
Ji Eun Park, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Moo Suk Park
Is closed thoracic drainage tube necessary for minimally invasive thoracoscopic-esophagectomy?
Lei Cai, Yan Li, Wen-Bin Wang, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Shu-Ao Xiao, Guang-Hui Xu, Xue-Wen Yang, Li Sun, Hong-Wei Zhang
Different strategy of salvage esophagectomy between residual and recurrent esophageal cancer after definitive chemoradiotherapy
Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Takahiro Heishi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Chiaki Sato, Shota Maruyama, Yu Onodera, Hirotaka Ishida, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
Retrograde perfusion through superior vena cava reaches the brain during circulatory arrest
Mario Gaudino, Natalia Ivascu, Melissa Cushing, Christopher Lau, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Antonino Di Franco, Lucas B. Ohmes, Monica Munjal, Leonard N. Girardi
The clinical value of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer
Masaki Hashimoto, Fumihiro Tanaka, Kazue Yoneda, Teruhisa Takuwa, Ayumi Kuroda, Seiji Matsumoto, Yoshitomo Okumura, Nobuyuki Kondo, Tohru Tsujimura, Takashi Nakano, Seiki Hasegawa
Prognostic value of pre-transplant mean pulmonary arterial pressure in lung transplant recipients: a single-institution experience
Chi Young Kim, Ji Eun Park, Ah Young Leem, Joo Han Song, Song Yee Kim, Kyung Soo Chung, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Young Ae Kang, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Moo Suk Park
Right anterior mini-thoracotomy vs. conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: a propensity-matched comparison
Mauro Del Giglio, Elisa Mikus, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Simone Calvi, Alberto Tripodi, Gianluca Campo, Elisa Maietti, Fausto Castriota, Alberto Cremonesi
COP9 signalosome subunit CSN5, but not CSN6, is upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma and predicts poor prognosis
Dakai Xiao, Shengli Yang, Liyan Huang, Huiming He, Hui Pan, Jianxing He
Establishment of animal model of gastroesophageal reflux disease by per-oral endoscopic tunneling: a preliminary study
Hai-Qing Hu, Hui-Kai Li, Ying Xiong, Xiao-Bin Zhang, Jun-Li Zhi, Xiao-Xiao Wang, En-Qiang Linghu
Expression pattern of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 in mice with Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection in the lung
Chengping Hu, Juan Jiang, Zhen Li, Yuanyuan Li
Influence of lung resection volume on risk of primary spontaneous pneumothorax recurrence
Si Young Choi, Young Du Kim, Do Yeon Kim, Jong Hui Suh, Jeong Seob Yoon, Yeo Rok Kim, Eun Kyung Yu, Chan Beom Park
Inflammation is related to preoperative hypoxemia in patients with acute Stanford type A aortic dissection
Xu-Zhou Duan, Zhi-Yun Xu, Fang-Lin Lu, Lin Han, Yang-Feng Tang, Hao Tang, Yang Liu
Single nucleotide polymorphisms of casitas B-lineage lymphoma proto-oncogene-b predict outcomes of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer after first-line platinum based doublet chemotherapy
Peng Li, Hong-Liang Liu, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Xiao-Dong Lv, Yu-Xi Chang, Hui-Juan Wang, Jie Ma, Zhi-Yong Ma, Xiu-Juan Qu, Yue-e Teng
Unhealthy alcohol use is associated with postoperative complications in veterans undergoing lung resection
Solomon A. Graf, Steven B. Zeliadt, Peter J. Rise, Leah M. Backhus, Xiao-Hua Zhou, Emily C. Williams
The comparison of predictive factors regarding prognoses and invasion of thymic neuroendocrine tumors preoperatively and postoperatively
Dongliang Bian, Mengfan Qi, Junjie Hu, Ye Ning, Feng Zhou, Ke Fei, Peng Zhang
Perioperative management and outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy: case study of a high-volume tertiary center in Taiwan
Tzu Chang, Po-Ni Hsiao, Man-Yin Tsai, Pei-Ming Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng
Robot-assisted thymectomy via subxiphoid approach: technical details and early outcomes
Hanlu Zhang, Longqi Chen, Yu Zheng, Zihao Wang, Yingcai Geng, Fuqiang Wang, Dan Liu, Andong He, Jing Li, Yun Wang
Clinical significance of skipping mediastinal lymph node metastasis in N2 non-small cell lung cancer
Jun Zhao, Jiagen Li, Ning Li, Shugeng Gao
Incremental cost-effectiveness of the second Xpert MTB/RIF assay to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Guirong Wang, Shuqi Wang, Guanglu Jiang, Yuhong Fu, Yuanyuan Shang, Hairong Huang
Long-term survival without surgery in NSCLC patients with synchronous brain oligometastasis: systemic chemotherapy revisited
Jun Sato, Hidehito Horinouchi, Yasushi Goto, Shintaro Kanda, Yutaka Fujiwara, Hiroshi Nokihara, Noboru Yamamoto, Yuichiro Ohe
Non-intubated thoracoscopic bullectomy under sedation is safe and comfortable in the perioperative period
Jinwook Hwang, Jae Seung Shin, Joo Hyung Son, Too Jae Min
Subxiphoid and subcostal arch “Three ports” thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
Qiang Lu, Jinbo Zhao, Juzheng Wang, Zhao Chen, Yong Han, Lijun Huang, Xiaofei Li, Yongan Zhou
Spontaneous regionalization of esophageal cancer surgery: an analysis of the National Cancer Database
Brian N. Arnold, Alexander S. Chiu, Jessica R. Hoag, Clara H. Kim, Michelle C. Salazar, Justin D. Blasberg, Daniel J. Boffa
The curative effect of synthetic treatment for refractory acute myocardial infarction
Jing Xie, Ding-Xiong Xie, Yi-Rong Gan, Jiong Li, Yan-Zhen Wang, Zong-Ke Kou, Rui Mao, Tian-Xiang Liang, Yun-Long Zhang
The prognostic value of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in pulmonary metastasectomy
Satoshi Shiono, Makoto Endo, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Kei Yarimizu, Kazuki Hayasaka
Feasible and promising modified trans-subxiphoid thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for patients with myasthenia gravis
Kazu Shiomi, Eiji Kitamura, Mototsugu Ono, Yasuto Kondo, Masahito Naito, Masashi Mikubo, Yoshio Matsui, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Takashi Suda, Yukitoshi Satoh
Aberrant epithelial remodeling with impairment of cilia architecture in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Zhuang-Gui Chen, Ying-Ying Li, Zhao-Ni Wang, Ming Li, Hui-Fang Lim, Yu-Qi Zhou, Liang- Ming Cai, Ya-Ting Li, Li-Fen Yang, Tian-Tuo Zhang, De-Yun Wang
Expression of TGF-beta receptor 1 and Smads in the tissues of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Xiaoyu Wang, Bin You, Shuo Chen, Wenqian Zhang, Bo Tian, Hui Li
Medication regularity of pulmonary fibrosis treatment by contemporary traditional Chinese medicine experts based on data mining
Suxian Zhang, Hao Wu, Jie Liu, Huihui Gu, Xiujuan Li, Tiansong Zhang
Current outcomes of postrecurrence survival in patients after resection of non-small cell lung cancer
Tetsuya Mizuno, Takaaki Arimura, Hiroaki Kuroda, Noriaki Sakakura, Yasushi Yatabe, Yukinori Sakao
Prognostic implication of FEV1/FVC ratio for limited-stage small cell lung cancer
Oyeon Cho, Young-Taek Oh, Mison Chun, O. Kyu Noh, Jae-Sung Heo
Impact of comorbidity burden on morbidity following thoracoscopic lobectomy: a propensity-matched analysis
Ruoyu Zhang, Thomas Kyriss, Jürgen Dippon, Sebastian Ciupa, Enole Boedeker, Godehard Friedel
Values of aortic dissection detection risk score combined with ascending aorta diameter >40 mm for the early identification of type A acute aortic dissection
Di Wang, Zhi-Yan Wang, Ju-Fang Wang, Li-Li Zhang, Ju-Mo Zhu, Zhong-Xiang Yuan, Yi Wang
An initial exploration for comprehensive assessment of IgG4- related lung disease: analyses on the cases enrolled from a systematic review
An Wang, Jie Fan, Xiaofeng Chen, Shaohua Wang
Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) shortened surgical time of wedge resection
Taiji Kuwata, Shuichi Shinohara, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Fumihiro Tanaka
Effect of low molecular weight heparin on venous thromboembolism disease in thoracotomy patients with cancer
Jun Dong, Jia Wang, Yuan Feng, Li-Ping Qi, Hua Fang, Guo-Dong Wang, Zhou-Qiao Wu, Hong- Zhi Wang, Yue Yang, Qing Li
Antiplatelet and anticoagulant for prevention of reocclusion in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing endovascular treatment for low extremity ischemia
Liangxi Yuan, Cheng Chen, Ziyuan Li, Guanglang Zhu, Junmin Bao, Zhiqing Zhao, Qingsheng Lu, Zaiping Jing
Short-term one-lung ventilation does not influence local inflammatory cytokine response after lung resection
Silvia Fiorelli, Veronica Defraia, Fabiola Cipolla, Cecilia Menna, Mohsen Ibrahim, Claudio Andreetti, Maurizio Simmaco, Monica Rocco, Erino Angelo Rendina, Marina Borro, Domenico Massullo
Aortic arch repair under moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest with or without antegrade cerebral perfusion based on the extent of repair
Sung Jun Park, Bo Bae Jeon, Hee Jung Kim, Joon Bum Kim
Retrospective study on video-assisted vs. open mediastinal lymphadenectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a propensitymatched analysis
Jianbin Zhang, Yimin Wu, Hongwei Li, Qibin Shen, Caihua Yu, Ying Chai
Correlation and prognostic significance of PD-L1 and P53 expression in resected primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma
Xiang-Yang Yu, Xue-Wen Zhang, Fang Wang, Yong-Bin Lin, Wei-Dong Wang, Yong-Qiang Chen, Lan-Jun Zhang, Ling Cai
HIV-negative pulmonary disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria in Southern Brazil: clinical and microbiological characterization
Fernanda Guioti Puga, Renata Helena Candido Pocente, Erica Chimara, Valdes Roberto Bollela
A comparison between two lung ventilation with CO2 artificial pneumothorax and one lung ventilation during thoracic phase of minimally invasive esophagectomy
Miao Lin, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Yong Fang, Cheng Qian, Songtao Xu, Di Ge, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan, Qun Wang
Appropriate lymphadenectomy significantly reduced recurrence after segmentectomy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Qingyuan Huang, Rui Wang, Chang Gu, Changqing Pan, Heng Zhao, Qingquan Luo, Yiyang Wang, Jiajie Zheng, Haiquan Chen
Cerebral protection devices in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a clinical meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Nelson Wang, Kevin Phan
Automatic detection of mycobacterium tuberculosis using artificial intelligence
Yan Xiong, Xiaojun Ba, Ao Hou, Kaiwen Zhang, Longsen Chen, Ting Li
Treatment choice by patients with obstructive sleep apnea: data from two centers in China
Wen-Jing Liao, Li-Juan Song, Hong-Liang Yi, Jian Guan, Jian-Yin Zou, Hua-Jun Xu, Gang Wang, Fei Ma, Li-Bo Zhou, Yu-Qing Chen, Li-Bo Yan, Zhi-Cheng Deng, Walter T. McNicholas, Shan-Kai Yin, Nan-Shan Zhong, Xiao-Wen Zhang

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner1

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and cervical mediastinoscopy for mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective comparison study
Rong Zhang, Yuxiang Ma, Guoliang Xu, Xiaoyan Gao, Guangyu Luo, Qingguang Lin, Yunpeng Yang, Xin Wang, Li Zhang

Surgical Technique

Fifty years of coronary artery bypass grafting
Ludovic Melly, Gianluca Torregrossa, Timothy Lee, Jean-Luc Jansens, John D. Puskas

Study Protocol

Prospective registry database of patients with malignant mesothelioma: directions for a future Japanese registry-based lung cancer study
Yasushi Shintani, Seiki Hasegawa, Teruhisa Takuwa, Keisuke Aoe, Katsuya Kato, Nobukazu Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Hida, Masahiro Morise, Yasumitsu Moriya, Takao Morohoshi, Meinoshin Okumura, Ichiro Yoshino

Editorial of GARD Section3

Asthma in the context of global alliance against respiratory diseases (GARD) in Turkey
Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Bilun Gemicioglu, Banu Ekinci, Zübeyde Özkan, Hasan Bayram, Begüm Ergan, Refika Ersu, Ali Kocabaş, Nurdan Köktürk

Original Article of Air Pollution Section4

Assessment of a respiratory face mask for capturing air pollutants and pathogens including human influenza and rhinoviruses
S. Steve Zhou, Salimatu Lukula, Cory Chiossone, Raymond W. Nims, Donna B. Suchmann, M. Khalid Ijaz

Case Report

A rare case of renal angiomyolipoma involved both inferior vena cava and pulmonary arteries
Jun Gu, Ling Zeng, Hao Zeng, Chaoyi Qin, Zhong Wu
Sleeve lobectomy for lung adenocarcinoma treated with neoadjuvant afatinib
Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Reiko Kaji, Yukihiro Imai, Nobuyuki Katakami, Yutaka Takahashi
Urokinase application for hemothorax in pulmonary mucormycosis
Lucas Hodel, Ilhan Inci, Urs Schanz, Bart Vrugt, Walter Weder, Sven Hillinger
Three-dimensional (3D) bronchial tree model for bronchial resection with pulmonary segmentectomy
Keitaro Matsumoto, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Naoto Matsuo, Takeshi Nagayasu
Isolated traumatic phrenic nerve injury treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic diaphragmatic plication—a case report
Yi-Chien Chang, Hsing-Hsien Wu
Successful repair of neonatal tricuspid regurgitation due to chordae rupture
Jun-Yen Pan, Chu-Chuan Lin, Jen-Ping Chang
Successful extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a postpartum patient with amniotic fluid embolism
Gil Myeong Seong, Su Wan Kim, Hye Sim Kang, Hyun Wook Kang
A novel simple external fixation for securing silicone stent in patients with upper tracheal stenosis
Xiaoxiao Lin, Min Ye, Yuping Li, Chengshui Chen
Antero mediastinal retrosternal goiter: surgical excision by combined cervical and hybrid robot-assisted approach
Dario Amore, Marcellino Cicalese, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Davide Di Natale, Carlo Curcio
Successful surgical treatment of massive spontaneous hemothorax due to intrathoracic secondary degeneration of a neurofibroma from mediastinal involvement of type 1 neurofibromatosis
Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Jun Kim, Si Young Choi, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim
Transcatheter closure of a large patent ductus arteriosus using jugular access in an infant
Precylia Fernandes, Anass Assaidi, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Alain Fraisse
Is laryngeal mask airway general anesthesia feasible for minimally invasive esophagectomy?
Rui-Xiang Zhang, Yin Li, Xian-Ben Liu, Xi-Hua Lu, Hai-Bo Sun, Zong-Fei Wang, Shi-Lei Liu, Yan Zheng, Xiao-Fei Liu, Xiu-Xia Wu
Transaxillary uniportal video assisted thoracoscopic surgery for right upper lobectomy
Yaxing Shen, Yong Zhang, Jianchao Sun, Jianying Gu, Yunfeng Yuan, Qun Wang

Letter to the Editor

Serial chest CT findings of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of the lungs
Eun Jung Choi, Gong Yong Jin, Myoung Ja Chung
Letter to: acute respiratory distress syndrome in traumatic brain injury: how do we manage it?
Samir G. Sakka, Takashi Tagami, Mikhail Kirov, Azriel Perel
Should the ART trial change our practice?
Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Marcelo Britto Passos Amato, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro de Carvalho
Protection of lung oxidative injury by remote ischemic preconditioning: a study of exhaled water during pulmonary lobectomy
José García-de-la-Asunción, Javier Belda, Marina Soro
Remote ischemic preconditioning in patients undergoing pulmonary lobectomy: we are on the right path
José García-de-la-Asunción, Javier Belda, Marina Soro
Zebrafish as experimental model to establish the contribution of mutant p53 and ID4 to breast cancer angiogenesis in vivo
Magdalena Pruszko, Elisa Milano, Alicja Zylicz, Maciej Zylicz, Giovanni Blandino, Giulia Fontemaggi
Lobectomy versus segmentectomy and wedge resection in the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer
Robert Dziedzic, Witold Rzyman
Palliative ventilatory support: same knowledge, different goal
Andrea Cortegiani, Sebastiano Mercadante, Cesare Gregoretti


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.

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.

4. 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.