Vol 11, No 8 (August 31, 2019): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Outcomes and risk factors of postoperative hepatic dysfunction in patients undergoing acute type A aortic dissection surgery
Wei Zhou, Guokun Wang, Yaoyang Liu, Yun Tao, Zhen Du, Yangfeng Tang, Fan Qiao, Yang Liu, Zhiyun Xu
Hedinger syndrome: first experience and two-year follow-up in patients with carcinoid heart disease
Mohamed El Gabry, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Fanar Mourad, Arjang Ruhparwar, Harald Lahner, Daniel Dirkmann, Matthias Thielmann, Heinz Jakob, Daniel Wendt
Pulmonary laser-assisted metastasectomy is associated with prolonged survival in patients with colorectal cancer
Isabelle Moneke, Friederike Funcke, Severin Schmid, Thomas Osei-Agyemang, Bernward Passlick
Application of full lateral decubitus position with cephalic parallel approach in robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy
Yunke Zhu, Lin Ma, Lunxu Liu, Yidan Lin
Airway management in anesthesia for thoracic surgery: a “real life” observational study
Nicola Langiano, Silvia Fiorelli, Cristian Deana, Antonio Baroselli, Elena Giovanna Bignami, Carola Matellon, Livia Pompei, Anna Tornaghi, Federico Piccioni, Remo Orsetti, Cecilia Coccia, Noemi Sacchi, Rocco D’Andrea, Luca Brazzi, Carlo Franco, Rosanna Accardo, Antonio Di Fuccia, Francesco Baldinelli, Pasquale De Negri, Angelo Gratarola, Chiara Angeletti, Francesco Pugliese, Marco Valerio Micozzi, Domenico Massullo, Giorgio Della Rocca
Waste not, want not: diagnostic material found in suction syringe aspirate during endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Nikhil Jagan, Carolina A. Landeen, Douglas R. Moore, Adam D. Highley, Ryan W. Walters, Zachary S. DePew
The prognostic role of angiolymphatic invasion in N0 esophageal carcinoma: a meta-analysis and systematic review
An Wang, Yulong Tan, Yuyan Zhang, Dong Xu, Yuchao Fang, Xiaofeng Chen, Shaohua Wang
Health-related quality of life and survival among 10-year survivors of esophageal cancer surgery: gastric tube reconstruction versus whole stomach reconstruction
Min Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Qing-Chen Wu
Multiple primary malignancies for squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
Dongni Chen, Ningbo Fan, Junxian Mo, Weidong Wang, Ruiqi Wang, Youfang Chen, Jia Hu, Zhesheng Wen
Implications of elevated cardiac troponin in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism: an observational study
Ayman El-Menyar, Mohammad Asim, Syed Nabir, Mohamed Nadeem Ahmed, Hassan Al-Thani
Poor enhancement pattern of left atrial appendage in cardiac computed tomography is associated with stroke in persistent atrial fibrillation patients
Takafumi Inoue, Yoshihiro Suematsu
Evaluation of a heparin monitoring protocol for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and review of the literature
Ellen Colman, Ellen B. Yin, Greg Laine, Subhasis Chatterjee, Siavosh Saatee, J. Patrick Herlihy, Meredith A. Reyes, Arthur W. Bracey
A comparative study of thoracoscopic sympathectomy for the treatment of hand sweating
Lixia Huang, Hong Jiang, Dongshan Wei, Qingming Xue, Qingsong Ding, Runlei Hu
Comparison of blood flow in single and sequential vein grafts during off-pump coronary artery bypass
Jingxing Li, Chengxiong Gu
A randomised, multicentre open-label phase II study to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of oral vinorelbine plus cisplatin versus intravenous vinorelbine plus cisplatin in Chinese patients with chemotherapy-naive unresectable or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Yunpeng Yang, Jianhua Chang, Cheng Huang, Yiping Zhang, Jie Wang, Yongqian Shu, Jean Philippe Burillon, Marcello Riggi, Aurélie Petain, Pierre Ferre, Ying Liang, Li Zhang
A retrospective study analyzing missed diagnosis of lung metastases at their early stages on computed tomography
Huai Chen, Suidan Huang, Qingsi Zeng, Min Zhang, Zhiwen Ni, Xiaoling Li, Xiaoyin Xu
Pulmonary metastasectomy for sarcoma—survival and prognostic analysis
Wojciech Dudek, Waldemar Schreiner, Iurii Mykoliuk, Mostafa Higaze, Horia Sirbu
Prognostic value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte, platelet-to-lymphocyte and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio ratios in patients operated on due to non-small cell lung cancer
Mariusz Łochowski, Barbara Łochowska, Izabela Zawadzka, Bartosz Cieślik-Wolski, Dominika Kozik, Józef Kozak
Aortic dissection patients mimic acute coronary syndrome with preoperative antiplatelet therapy
Yunxing Xue, Hoshun Chong, Xiyu Zhu, Fudong Fan, Dongjin Wang, Qing Zhou
Multidisciplinary treatment of thymic neuroendocrine tumors: surgery remains a key component
Erin M. Corsini, Kyle G. Mitchell, Eric L. Sceusi, Reza J. Mehran, David C. Rice, Boris Sepesi, Garrett L. Walsh, Stephen G. Swisher, Jack A. Roth, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Mara B. Antonoff
TMEM213 as a novel prognostic and predictive biomarker for patients with lung adenocarcinoma after curative resection: a study based on bioinformatics analysis
Jiayun Zou, Zhi Li, Hao Deng, Junli Hao, Rui Ding, Mingfang Zhao
Effect of progressive sarcopenia during postoperative 6 months on long-term prognosis of completely resected lung cancer
Masashi Nagata, Hiroyuki Ito, Tomoyuki Yokose, Akihiro Tokushige, Shinichiro Ueda, Haruhiko Nakayama
The safety of thymic vein sealing with ultrasonic energy in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery thymectomy
Hao Wu, Qing Lin, Yangchuan Liu, Liru Chen, Lei Peng, Yeji Hu, Sui Yin, Quan Xu
The influence of adjuvant radiation therapy after endoscopic resection on survival for early stage EC: an analysis of the surveillance epidemiology and end results (SEER) database
Baofu Chen, Junhong Lin, Yuhang Ruan, Zixuan Chen, Kaya Petersen, Min Kong, Jianfei Shen, Gongchao Wang
Association between cardiovascular risk factors and the diameter of the main pulmonary artery in asymptomatic population in the Appalachian region
Timir K. Paul, Ali E. Alamin, Pooja Subedi, Michael Zhang, Mohamed M. Diab, Arsham Alamian, Liang Wang, Gerald Blackwell, Hadii M. Mamudu
An assessment of the distance between the phrenic nerve and major intrathoracic structures
Tim Bishop, Derek Clark, Heather Bendyk, Joey Bell, David Jaynes
Prognostic significance of the pattern of pathological N1 lymph node metastases for non-small cell lung cancer
Sergej Griff, Samantha Taber, Torsten T. Bauer, Joachim Pfannschmidt
Chest wall reconstruction using a new titanium mesh: a multicenters experience
Nicola Tamburini, William Grossi, Stefano Sanna, Alessio Campisi, Francesco Londero, Pio Maniscalco, Giampiero Dolci, Francesco Quarantotto, Niccolò Daddi, Angelo Morelli, Giorgio Cavallesco, Andrea Dell’Amore
Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in unilateral diaphragm eventration: knowledge improvement before and after plication
Francoise Le Pimpec-Barthes, Anne Hernigou, Antonio Mazzella, Antoine Legras, Caroline Rivera, Imen Bouacida, Alex Arame, Alain Badia, Juan Carlos Das Neves Pereira, Capucine Morelot-Panzini, Thomas Similowski, Marc Riquet, Aurélie Vilfaillot, Giuseppe Mangiameli
The comparison of ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral blockade and internal intercostal nerve block for non-intubated video-assisted thoracic surgery
Hanyu Yang, Qinglong Dong, Lixia Liang, Jun Liu, Long Jiang, Hengrui Liang, Shiyuan Xu
Changing etiological frequency of chronic cough in a tertiary hospital in Shanghai, China
Hongmei Ding, Xianghuai Xu, Siwan Wen, Yiming Yu, Jing Pan, Cuiqin Shi, Ran Dong, Zhongmin Qiu, Li Yu
Comparison of costs of hospitalization of patients with primary lung cancer after lobectomy with access through classic thoracotomy and VATS in the conditions of financing based on diagnosis-related groups
Joanna Lipińska, Marcin Wawrzycki, Sławomir Jabłoński
Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors: risk of blood product transfusion and inotrope requirements in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Carla Luzzi, Konrad Salata, Carine Djaiani, Maxim Gershinsky, Vivek Rao, Jo Carroll, Rita Katznelson
Urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) and antimicrobial usage in seriously-ill HIV-infected patients with sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis
Thuli Mthiyane, Jonny Peter, Jenny Allen, Cathy Connolly, Malika Davids, Roxana Rustomjee, Timothy H. Holtz, Lesibana Malinga, Keertan Dheda
Volumetric assessment of solid pulmonary nodules on ultralow-dose CT: a phantom study
Matthias Eberhard, Daniel Stocker, Gianluca Milanese, Katharina Martini, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim, Moritz C. Wurnig, Thomas Frauenfelder, Stephan Baumueller
The clinical significance of the intraoperative pathological examination of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes using frozen sections in cervical field lymph node dissection of thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Jinxin Xu, Bin Zheng, Shuliang Zhang, Taidui Zeng, Hao Chen, Wei Zheng, Chun Chen
Lipid management for coronary heart disease patients: an appraisal of updated international guidelines applying Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II—clinical practice guideline appraisal for lipid management in coronary heart disease
Huimin Zhou, Shaozhao Zhang, Xiuting Sun, Daya Yang, Xiaodong Zhuang, Yue Guo, Xun Hu, Zhimin Du, Meifen Zhang, Xinxue Liao
The clinical significance of serum adipocytokines level in patients with lung cancer
Fanfan Li, Yanan Cao, Jingjing Li, Cong Gao, Xiang Dong, Pengfei Ren, Chenxu Meng, Chanjuan Chen
Non-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery vs. intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for thoracic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 1,684 cases
Kai Zhang, Hui-Guo Chen, Wei-Bin Wu, Xiao-Jun Li, Yong-Hui Wu, Jian-Nan Xu, Yu-Bin Jia, Jian Zhang
The use of magnetic resonance imaging in differential diagnosis of allergic fungal sinusitis and eosinophilic mucin rhinosinusitis
Yifan Meng, Luo Zhang, Yingshi Piao, Hongfei Lou, Kuiji Wang, Chengshuo Wang
Necessity of thoracotomy in pulmonary metastasis of osteosarcoma
Erji Gao, Yang Li, Weigang Zhao, Tiancheng Zhao, Xiang Guo, Weiwei He, Weiming Wu, Yonghong Zhao, Yi Yang
Comparison of Ivor Lewis esophagectomy and Sweet esophagectomy for the treatment of middle-lower esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Yuan Feng, Nan Wu, Shi Yan, Xing Wang, Yue Yang
Effects of the health belief model following acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a hospital in China
Mei Ji, Ai-Hong Wang, Jun Ye, Ya-Hui Shen, Chun-Mei Chen, Chen Yu, Li-Fang Li
Lipoxin A4 ameliorates alveolar fluid clearance disturbance in lipopolysaccharide-induced lung injury via aquaporin 5 and MAPK signaling pathway
Fang Ba, Xiaoming Zhou, Yingqi Zhang, Cen Wu, Shenqian Xu, Liqin Wu, Jiayang Li, Yan Yin, Xiu Gu

Newsletter of GARD Section1

Next-generation care pathways for allergic rhinitis and asthma multimorbidity: a model for multimorbid non-communicable diseases—Meeting Report (Part 1)
Jean Bousquet, Nhân Pham-Thi, Anna Bedbrook, Ioana Agache, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Ignacio Ansotegui, Josep M. Anto, Claus Bachert, Samuel Benveniste, Mike Bewick, Nils Billo, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Isabelle Bosse, Guy Brusselle, Moïses A. Calderon, Giorgio W. Canonica, Luis Caraballo, Victoria Cardona, Ana Maria Carriazo, Eugene Cash, Lorenzo Cecchi, Derek K. Chu, Elaine Colgan, Elisio Costa, Alvaro A. Cruz, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Stephen Durham, Motohiro Ebisawa, Marina Erhola, Jean-Luc Fauquert, Wytske J. Fokkens, Joao A. Fonseca, Nick Guldemond, Tomohisa Iinuma, Maddalena Illario, Ludger Klimek, Piotr Kuna, Violeta Kvedariene, Désirée Larenas-Linneman, Daniel Laune, Lan T. T. Le, Olga Lourenço, Joao O. Malva, Gert Marien, Enrica Menditto, Joaquim Mullol, Lars Münter, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Gabrielle L. Onorato, Nikos G. Papadopoulos, Maritta Perala, Oliver Pfaar, Abigail Phillips, Jim Phillips, Hilary Pinnock, Fabienne Portejoie, Pablo Quinones-Delgado, Christine Rolland, Ulysse Rodts, Boleslaw Samolinski, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Holger J. Schünemann, Mohamed Shamji, David Somekh, Alkis Togias, Sanna Toppila-Salmi, Ioanna Tsiligianni, Omar Usmani, Samantha Walker, Dana Wallace, Arunas Valiulis, Rianne Van der Kleij, Maria Teresa Ventura, Sian Williams, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Torsten Zuberbier

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner2

Comparison of specimen adequacy and diagnostic accuracy of a 25-gauge and 22-gauge needle in endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Christopher Di Felice, Benjamin Young, Maroun Matta
Incidence and clinical relevance of non-small cell lung cancer lymph node micro-metastasis detected by staging endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Adam R. Belanger, Johnathan Hollyfield, Gabriella Yacovone, Agathe S. Ceppe, Jason A. Akulian, A. Cole Burks, M. Patricia Rivera, Leslie G. Dodd, Jason M. Long, Benjamin E. Haithcock, Chad V. Pecot

iMDT Corner

Mitral valve restenosis after closed mitral commissurotomy: case discussion
Anyi Xu, Jiang Jin, Xiaodong Li, Jian Xiao, Peng Zhu, Wenhui Gong, Yue Liu, Yuetian Yu, Chunguang Wang, Chengxin Zhang, Irbaz Hameed, Arash Salemi, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Taufiek Konrad Rajab, Francesco Nappi, Jianfei Shen, Baofu Chen

Letter to the Editor

Novel air leak test and step-by-step strategy for preventing the air leak in lung surgery
Hee Chul Yang, Hye Young Chang
Personalized adjuvant treatment: go through the past to the future
Si-Yang Liu, Yi-Long Wu
Acute kidney injury: a common prognostic condition for different pathogenetic triggers?
Daniela Cardinale, Nicola Cosentino, Giancarlo Marenzi
Chest ultrasonography and X-ray may be perfectly integrated in patients management after thoracic surgery such as Shaq and Kobe
Marco Chiappetta, Maria Teresa Congedo, Andrea Smargiassi, Dania Nachira, Stefano Margaritora
The tidal volume fix and more…
Fabienne D. Simonis, Ary Serpa Neto, Marcus J. Schultz
Intraoperative conversion: it happens, we should smartly deal with it
Alex Fourdrain, Florent Leviel, Sophie Lafitte, Pascal Berna
Invited author response to editorial commentary: hypoalbuminemia in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: culprit or surrogate?
Asmae Gassa, Jan Hendrik Borghardt, Johanna Maier, Max Michel, Navid Mader, Stephan Baldus, Thorsten Wahlers
Surgical approach for thymic epithelial tumor
Yasushi Shintani, Soichiro Funaki, Naoko Ose, Takashi Kanou, Eriko Fukui, Masato Minami
The current only location-based nodal classification in NSCLC may be inadequate
Tomohiro Maniwa
Recent topics of lung neuroendocrine tumors
Yoshinobu Ichiki, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Masatoshi Kanayama, Yusuke Nabe, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Hidenori Goto, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Takashi Fukuyama, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Noritada Kobayashi, Kozo Nakanishi, Fumihiro Tanaka
A novel treatment for bronchopleural fistula after pulmonary resection by interventional technique
Gang Wu, Yanwei Zeng, Meipan Yin, Yue Zhao
Correspondence to the editorials on “Comparison of stereotactic body radiotherapy versus metastasectomy outcomes in patients with pulmonary metastases”
Hojin Jeong, Yun Hee Lee, Ki Mun Kang, Bae Kwon Jeong
Accurate staging of non-small cell lung cancer—tissue is the issue
Neal Navani
Pushing the limits in order to avoid pneumonectomy
Giulio Maurizi, Camilla Vanni, Erino Angelo Rendina


1. 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.

2. 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.