Vol 12, No 4 (April 28, 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Validation of novel automatic ultra-wideband radar for sleep apnea detection
Yong Zhou, Degui Shu, Hangdi Xu, Yuanhua Qiu, Pan Zhou, Wenjing Ruan, Guangyue Qin, Joy Jin, Hao Zhu, Kejing Ying, Wenxia Zhang, Enguo Chen
The validity and reliability of four-meter gait speed test for stable interstitial lung disease patients: the prospective study
Ryosuke Hirabayashi, Yusuke Takahashi, Kazuma Nagata, Takeshi Morimoto, Kyosuke Wakata, Atsushi Nakagawa, Ryo Tachikawa, Kojiro Otsuka, Keisuke Tomii
Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with pneumonia caused by Raoultella planticola
Goohyeon Hong, Ho Jin Yong, Dabee Lee, Doh Hyung Kim, Youn Seup Kim, Jae-Suk Park, Young Koo Jee
Psychiatric comorbidities among patients with esophageal cancer in South Korea: a nationwide population-based, longitudinal study
Jaesung Heo, O Kyu Noh
Prognostic value of plasma mitochondrial DNA in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): a single-center observational study
Lili Huang, Wei Chang, Yingzi Huang, Xiuping Xu, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
Does size matter? A national analysis of the utility of induction therapy for large thymomas
Douglas Z. Liou, Divya Ramakrishnan, Natalie S. Lui, Joseph B. Shrager, Leah M. Backhus, Mark F. Berry
Image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with Artis Pheno for pulmonary nodule resection
Ya-Fu Cheng, Heng-Chung Chen, Pei-Cing Ke, Wei-Heng Hung, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Bing-Yen Wang
Impact of normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion on early post-transplantation cytomegalovirus infection
Achim Koch, Nikolaus Pizanis, Vasiliki Bessa, Alexis Slama, Clemens Aigner, Christian Taube, Markus Kamler
Differentiating thymoma from thymic cyst in anterior mediastinal abnormalities smaller than 3 cm
Woohyun Jung, Sukki Cho, Sungwon Yum, Young Kyung Lee, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon
The analysis of prognosis factor in patients with non-small cell lung cancer receiving pneumonectomy
Guige Wang, Lei Liu, Jiaqi Zhang, Shanqing Li
Manometry performed at indwelling pleural catheter insertion to predict unexpandable lung
Paul J. Halford, Rahul Bhatnagar, Paul White, Mohammed Haris, Richard N. Harrison, Jayne Holme, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Alex West, Lesley J. Bishop, Andrew E. Stanton, Mark Roberts, Clare Hooper, Nick A. Maskell
PD-L1 expression in malignant pleural effusion samples and its correlation with oncogene mutations in non-small cell lung cancer
Zhengbo Song, Guoping Cheng, Yiping Zhang
Anti-apoptosis effect of heme oxygenase-1 on lung injury after cardiopulmonary bypass
Wei Sheng, Haiqin Yang, Zhaozhuo Niu, Hong Yin
Development and validation of nomograms for predicting overall and cancer-specific survival in young patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Yizhou Peng, Yihua Sun
Initial diagnosis and management of adult community-acquired pneumonia: a 5-day prospective study in Shanghai
Wei-Ping Hu, Feng-Ying Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jing-Qing Hang, Ying-Ying Zeng, Chun-Ling Du, Zhi-Jun Jie, Xiao-Yan Jin, Cui-Xia Zheng, Xu-Ming Luo, Yi Huang, Qi-Jian Cheng, Jie-Ming Qu, on behalf of Shanghai Primary Respiratory Care Union and Pulmonary Infection Assembly of Shanghai Respiratory Society
Aortic and mitral valve surgery for infective endocarditis with reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body: an analysis of clinical outcomes
Xuan Jiang, Jinduo Liu, Fareed Khan, Rui Tang, Yuhai Zhang, Tianxiang Gu
Endovascular treatment for aortic arch pathologies: chimney, on-the-table fenestration, and in-situ fenestration techniques
Chang Shu, Bowen Fan, Mingyao Luo, Quanming Li, Kun Fang, Ming Li, Xin Li, Hao He, Tun Wang, Chenzi Yang, Yunfei Xue, Haoyu Gao, Jiawei Zhao
A prospective trial of intraoperative tissue oxygenation measurement and its association with anastomotic leak rate after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Prasad S. Adusumilli, Marom Bikson, Nabil P. Rizk, Valerie W. Rusch, Boris Hristov, Rachel Grosser, Kay See Tan, Inderpal S. Sarkaria, James Huang, Daniela Molena, David R. Jones, Manjit S. Bains
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy is a safe approach in patients with empyema requiring surgery
Lars B. van Middendorp, Stijn Franssen, Sanne Gillissen, Jos G. Maessen, Karel W. E. Hulsewé, Yvonne L. J. Vissers, Erik R. de Loos
A simple endoscopic method with radial endobronchial ultrasonography for low-migration rate coil-tailed fiducial marker placement
Samy Lachkar, Florian Guisier, Maxime Roger, Suzanna Bota, Delphine Lerouge, Nicolas Piton, Luc Thiberville, Mathieu Salaün
Optical imaging versus CT and plain radiography to quantify pectus severity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Jean H. T. Daemen, Tom G. J. Loonen, Pieter W. J. Lozekoot, Jos G. Maessen, Thomas J. J. Maal, Karel W. E. Hulsewé, Yvonne L. J. Vissers, Erik R. de Loos
An effective inflation treatment for frozen section diagnosis of small-sized lesions of the lung
Zhenzhen Xiang, Jie Zhang, Jikai Zhao, Jinchen Shao, Lanxiang Zhao, Ye Zhang, Gang Qin, Jie Xing, Yuchen Han, Keke Yu
Minimally invasive surgery for left ventricular assist device implantation is safe and associated with a decreased risk of right ventricular failure
Adrien Carmona, Tam Hoang Minh, Stéphanie Perrier, Clément Schneider, Sandrine Marguerite, Gharib Ajob, Cristinar Mircea, Paul-Michel Mertes, Darmesh Ramlugun, Joseph Atlan, Jean-Jacques Von Hunolstein, Eric Epailly, Jean-Philippe Mazzucotelli, Michel Kindo
Effects of non-invasive ventilation in subjects undergoing cardiac surgery on length of hospital stay and cardiac-pulmonary complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Qinhan Wu, Guiling Xiang, Jieqiong Song, Liang Xie, Xu Wu, Shengyu Hao, Xiaodan Wu, Zilong Liu, Shanqun Li
The impact of immune-inflammation-nutritional parameters on the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with atezolizumab
Taichi Matsubara, Shinkichi Takamori, Naoki Haratake, Ryo Toyozawa, Naoko Miura, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Masafumi Yamaguchi, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama
Perioperative outcomes and mid-term effects in performing video- assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: subxiphoid versus right thoracic approaches
Zhihong Qiu, Liru Chen, Qin Lin, Hao Wu, Huangtao Sun, Xin Zhou, Yeji Hu, Lei Peng, Yangchun Liu, Quan Xu
miR-107 inhibited malignant biological behavior of non-small cell lung cancer cells by regulating the STK33/ERK signaling pathway in vivo and vitro
Xueqiang Wei, Yujie Lei, Minjie Li, Guangqiang Zhao, Yongchun Zhou, Lianhua Ye, Yunchao Huang
Effects of wogonoside on invasion and migration of lung cancer A549 cells and angiogenesis in xenograft tumors of nude mice
Yubo Yan, Lei Yao, Haobo Sun, Sainan Pang, Xianglong Kong, Su Zhao, Shidong Xu

iMDT Corner

Different efficacy in the non-small cell lung cancer patient with bilateral synchronous lesions treated with neoadjuvant gefitinib therapy: a case report
Wenxing Du, Yandong Zhao, Yunpeng Xuan, Yi Qin, Rongjian Xu, Balazs Halmos, Thomas Fabian, Wenjie Jiao
Double lung transplantation for end-stage Kartagener syndrome: a case report and literature review
Bo Wang, Xinghua Zhang, Wenyang Jiang, Jie Huang, Jingyu Chen, Daniel Kreisel, Jose Luis J. Danguilan, Michael Hsin, Huiqing Lin

Review Article on Interventional Cardiology2

Radiation protection in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
Sylvia Marie R. Biso, Mladen I. Vidovich
Oral antiplatelet therapy in the elderly undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: an umbrella review
Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Barbara Antonazzo, Arturo Giordano, Francesco Versaci, Giacomo Frati, Stefano Ronzoni, Alessandro Nudi, Francesco Nudi
Current issues in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Silvia Mas-Peiro, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Claudia Walther, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera
Current developments in endovascular therapy of peripheral vascular disease
Damianos G. Kokkinidis, Ehrin J. Armstrong
Quality management in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
Shady Henien, Herbert D. Aronow, J. Dawn Abbott
Mortality prediction algorithms for patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Istvan Hizoh, Dominika Domokos, Gyongyver Banhegyi, David Becker, Bela Merkely, Zoltan Ruzsa
The conundrum of contrast-induced acute kidney injury
Mohammad Faraz Ul Haq, Cindy S. Yip, Pradeep Arora
New developments in transcatheter therapy of mitral valve disease
Claudia Walther, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Tomas Holubec, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera, Mani Arsalan, Thomas Walther
Improving outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with stable ischemic heart disease
Dhavalkumar B. Patel, Rachit Shah, Ion S. Jovin


1. The series “Interventional Pulmonology” 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 “Interventional Cardiology” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Ion S. Jovin served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.