Vol 14, No 6 (June 30, 2022): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Clinical outcomes and immune phenotypes associated with STK11 co-occurring mutations in non-small cell lung cancer
Jyoti Malhotra, Brid Ryan, Malini Patel, Nancy Chan, Yanxiang Guo, Joseph Aisner, Salma K. Jabbour, Sharon Pine
A novel angiographic classification of pseudoaneurysms of the pulmonary chronic inflammatory cavity based on selective angiograms and therapeutic implications
Shengli Chen, Yuan Zhang, Zicheng Huang, Shuoyi Ma, Guodong Chen, Dongliang Zhu, Jianhua Liu, Chunmei Tang, Hui Zhang, Zhuxiang Zhao
Using discrete event simulation to optimize nucleic acid testing process for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Wenda Guan, Junhou Zhou, Xiaodong Huang, Shiguan Wu, Qiubao Wu, Sook-San Wong, Zifeng Yang
Effect of hospital case volume on clinical outcomes of patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a territory-wide longitudinal observational study
Pauline Yeung Ng, April Ip, Shu Fang, Jeremy Chang Rang Lin, Lowell Ling, Kai Man Chan, Kit Hung Anne Leung, King Chung Kenny Chan, Dominic So, Hoi Ping Shum, Chun Wai Ngai, Wai Ming Chan, Wai Ching Sin
Cardiothoracic surgery and peripheral endovascular intervention in cardiovascular damage from a cohort of orphan rheumatological diseases—epidemiological and survival analysis
Maria Elena Soto, Huitzilihuitl Saucedo-Orozco, Eric Ochoa-Hein, Guering Eid-Lidt, Javier E. Anaya-Ayala, Israel Pérez-Torres, Solange Gabriela Koretzky, Pedro A. Reyes, Edison Ricardo Espinoza-Saquicela, Ivan Hernandez, Humberto Martinez-Hernandez
Serial evaluation of segmental esophageal reconstruction using a polyurethane scaffold in a pig model
Tiffany L. Sarrafian, Jennifer L. Brazzell, Matthew Barron, Johnathon Aho, Ellen Blanco, Chelsea Powell, Jed Johnson, Dennis A. Wigle
Risk factors for impaired neurological outcome after thoracic aortic surgery
Till J. Demal, Franziska W. Sitzmann, Lennart Bax, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Jens Brickwedel, Johanna Konertz, Daniel M. Gaekel, Ahmed J. Sadeq, Tilo Kölbel, Eik Vettorazzi, Hermann Reichenspurner, Christian Detter
Residing in a food desert is associated with an increased risk of readmission following esophagectomy for cancer
Kayla A. Fay, Matthew E. Maeder, Jennifer A. Emond, Rian M. Hasson, Timothy M. Millington, David J. Finley, Joseph D. Phillips
Patterns of recurrence after intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery for brain-only metastases from non-small cell lung cancer and the impact of upfront thoracic therapy with synchronous presentation
Derek P. Bergsma, Michael J. Moravan, Jaipreet S. Suri, Michael A. Cummings, Kenneth Y. Usuki, Deepinder P. Singh, Michael T. Milano
Serum protein level as a predictor of therapeutic response and adverse effects associated with afatinib use
Wang Chun Kwok, James Chung Man Ho, Terence Chi Chun Tam, Mary Sau Man Ip, David Chi Leung Lam
Robot-assisted vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in lung cancer
Masahiro Miyajima, Ryunosuke Maki, Wataru Arai, Kodai Tsuruta, Yuma Shindo, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Atsushi Watanabe
Prognostic impact of preoperative respiratory colonization on early-onset pneumonia after lung transplantation
Taehwa Kim, Hye Ju Yeo, Jin Ho Jang, Dohyung Kim, Doosoo Jeon, Yun Seong Kim, Woo Hyun Cho
Long-term patency of bilateral internal thoracic artery Y composite coronary artery bypass grafts—determinants and impact on survival
Hyoung Woo Chang, Hyun Jeong Han, Kay-Hyun Park
Clinical outcomes and quantitative CT analysis after bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using valves for advanced emphysema
Fangfang Guo, Junfang Huang, Yan Hu, Jianxing Qiu, Hong Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yuan Cheng, Jiping Liao, Guangfa Wang
Initial experience with and surgical outcomes of da Vinci single-port system in general thoracic surgery
Seong Yong Park, Jun Hee Lee, Hubert Stein, Seung Young Heo, Hyun Koo Kim
Clinical, imaging and functional determinants of sarcoidosis phenotypes in a Greek population
Georgios Spyropoulos, Kalliopi Domvri, Katerina Manika, Evangelia Fouka, Theodoros Kontakiotis, Despoina Papakosta
Surgical outcomes of oro-intestinal continuity reconstruction after total esophagectomy in patients with cervicothoracic malignancy: a thoracic surgeon’s perspective
Donghee Kim, Jae Kwang Yun, Yoon Se Lee, Eun Key Kim, Chan Wook Kim, Yong-Hee Kim
Predictors associated with mortality of extracorporeal life support therapy for acute heart failure: single-center experience with 679 patients
Sebastian D. Sahli, Alexander Kaserer, Julia Braun, Maximilian Halbe, Yuliya Dahlem, Muriel A. Spahn, Julian Rössler, Bernard Krüger, Francesco Maisano, Donat R. Spahn, Markus J. Wilhelm
Surgical lung biopsy for interstitial lung diseases—a single center study of 129 patients
Hajime Otsuka, Atsushi Sano, Yoko Azuma, Takashi Sakai, Satoshi Koezuka, Keishi Sugino, Susumu Sakamoto, Naobumi Tochigi, Sakae Homma, Akira Iyoda
Is faster better? Impact of operative time on postoperative outcomes after VATS anatomical pulmonary resection
Céline Forster, Arpad Hasenauer, Jean Yannis Perentes, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Matthieu Zellweger, Thorsten Krueger, Michel Gonzalez
Multifocal locules including the anterior mediastinum side as a surgical indicator in pleural infection
Takashi Sakai, Atsushi Sano, Hiroshige Shimizu, Yoko Azuma, Naohisa Urabe, Kazutoshi Isobe, Susumu Sakamoto, Yujiro Takai, Yoshitaka Murakami, Kazuma Kishi, Akira Iyoda
Inflammatory cytokines in robot-assisted thoracic surgery versus video-assisted thoracic surgery
Mark Jaradeh, Brett Curran, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Adrian Rodrigues, Walter Jeske, Zaid M. Abdelsattar, James Lubawski, Jeanine Walenga, Wickii T. Vigneswaran
The impact of age and sex on in-hospital outcomes in acute type A aortic dissection surgery
Mohammed Morjan, Carlos A. Mestres, Isabel Lavanchy, Mustafa Gerçek, Mathias Van Hemelrijck, Juri Sromicki, Paul Vogt, Diana Reser
Association between hospital-acquired pneumonia and proton pump inhibitor prophylaxis in patients treated with glucocorticoids: a retrospective cohort study based on 307,622 admissions in China
Xufeng Mao, Zhangwei Yang
Uncommon EGFR mutations in lung carcinoma: features and treatment outcomes in a retrospective French cohort
Pierre Tankere, Romain Boidot, Philippe Bonniaud, Ayoube Zouak, Pascal Foucher, Alice Milliere, Aurélie Bertaut, Laure Favier, Aurélie Lagrange, François Ghiringhelli, Courèche Guillaume Kaderbhai, Cléa Fraisse
Double stapling method for closure of intraoperative alveolar air leakage adjacent to the staple line: a randomized experimental study on ex vivo porcine lungs
Takahiro Suzuki, Keisuke Asakura, Takumi Egawa, Masahiro Kawauchi, Yu Okubo, Kyohei Masai, Kaoru Kaseda, Tomoyuki Hishida, Hisao Asamura
Tracheal and laryngotracheal resections and reconstructions—a single-centre experience
Felipe Marchant, Antti Mäkitie, Jarmo Salo, Jari Räsänen
The effects of oral steroid duration on stricture prevention after extensive endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer
Dong Kyu Lee, Jun Young Kim, Yang Won Min, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J. Kim
Safety of hybrid bronchial stents in transplant airway complications: a single center experience
Tejas Sinha, Truong-An Ho, Nathalie van der Rijst, Bilal Lashari, Mark Weir
Prevalence and risk factors for postinfectious cough in discharged patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Yuehan Chen, Xu Zhang, Xiansheng Zeng, Tingting Xu, Wei Xiao, Xuejiao Yang, Wenzhi Zhan, Chen Zhan, Kefang Lai
Pirfenidone inhibits cell fibrosis in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease by targeting the TNF-α/STAT3/KL6 pathway
Yanhua Zuo, Jing Liu, Huaheng Xu, Yanxia Li, Ran Tao, Zongfang Zhang
A systematic review and meta-analysis of circulating cell-free DNA as a diagnostic biomarker for non-small cell lung cancer
Xin He, Yaqian Chi, Jingcui Peng, Wenxia Hu, Cuimin Ding, Bin Li
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for smooth benign appearing malignant esophageal stricture: a cross-sectional study
Fuliang Cao, Guofeng Chen, Wei Su, Zhen Zhang, Qianqian Fu, Dejun Zhou, Zhenbo Dai
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration to evaluate the status of N2 in preoperative non-small cell lung cancer: a diagnostic test
Shiwei Nie, Wencheng Yu, Xilin Hu, Hanlin Xu, Ruran Wen, Wenjie Jiao, Kaihua Tian
A bioinformatics-based immune-related prognostic index for lung adenocarcinoma that predicts patient response to immunotherapy and common treatments
Chenghao Wang, Tong Lu, Ran Xu, Xiaoyan Chang, Shan Luo, Bo Peng, Jun Wang, Lingqi Yao, Kaiyu Wang, Zhiping Shen, Jiaying Zhao, Linyou Zhang
Prediction model based on machine learning for short- and long-term adverse events in left atrial appendage closure
Xiaogang Zhang, Bei Tian, Xinpeng Cong, Shu-Wen Hao, Qiang Huan, Can Jin, Luoning Zhu, Zhong-Ping Ning
A Nomogram model for predicting the occurrence of no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary intervention using the lncRNA TUG1/miR-30e/NPPB biomarkers
Chen-Kai Hu, Ru-Ping Cai, Lei He, Shi-Rong He, Jun-Yu Liao, Qiang Su
Afatinib 30 mg in the treatment of common and uncommon EGFR-mutated advanced lung adenocarcinomas: a retrospective, single-center, longitudinal study
Jie Qian, Xuanting Ye, Aimi Huang, Ruoyan Qin, Yuqing Cai, Yiqian Xue, Shi Zhang, Weimin Wang, Liwen Xiong, Aiqin Gu
Older patients more likely to die from cancer-related diseases than younger with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer: a SEER database analysis
Haibo Ma, Di Yao, Jiwei Cheng, Wei Wang, Baoxing Liu, Yongkui Yu, Wenqun Xing, Jianjun Qin
Moricizine prevents atrial fibrillation by late sodium current inhibition in atrial myocytes
Tian Zou, Qingxing Chen, Chaofeng Chen, Guijian Liu, Yunlong Ling, Yang Pang, Ye Xu, Kuan Cheng, Wenqing Zhu, Ru-Xing Wang, Ling-Ling Qian, Junbo Ge
The overall survival benefit in Chinese ALK+ NSCLC patients received targeted therapies
Guangming Tian, Xinliang Zhao, Jun Nie, Ling Dai, Weiheng Hu, Jie Zhang, Xiaoling Chen, Jindi Han, Xiangjuan Ma, Di Wu, Sen Han, Jieran Long, Yang Wang, Ziran Zhang, Jian Fang
Qishen Yiqi dropping pills improve isoproterenol-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy by regulating X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) expression in rats
Ying Luo, Jiaxian Chen, Yuewu Chen, Yangshen Su, Xiaoyan Wu, Wanling Zheng, Xianxia Liu, Lei Chen
Prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression and CD8+ TILs density for disease-free survival in surgically resected lung squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective study
Xiaomin Cheng, Lei Wang, Zhemin Zhang
Impact of albumin infusion on prognosis of intensive care unit patients with congestive heart failure-hypoalbuminemia overlap: a retrospective cohort study
Zexiong Li, Yesheng Ling, Xiaosi Yuan, Xiao Liu, Weipeng Huang, Qian Chen, Jiafu Wang, Yangbo Chen, Mingwei Xu, Bingyuan Wu
Efficacy and safety of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy in the treatment of pulmonary hydatid disease in the Tibetan Plateau: a retrospective study
Benjie Cai, Chao Li, Zhui Luo, Dunzhu Ciren, Weigang Guo, Jia Huang, Qingda Dawa
EGFR mutation types and abundance were associated with the overall survival of advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients receiving first-line tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Yang Liu, Hongyan Wang, Sen Yang, Yuanyuan Yang, Yufeng Wu, Zhen He, Shuxiang Ma, Yuqing Mo, Haiyang Chen, Qiming Wang, Hong Ge

Review Article on A Guide for Managing Patients with Stage I NSCLC: Deciding between Lobectomy, Segmentectomy, Wedge, SBRT and Ablation2

A guide for managing patients with stage I NSCLC: deciding between lobectomy, segmentectomy, wedge, SBRT and ablation—part 1: a guide to decision-making
Frank C. Detterbeck, Justin D. Blasberg, Gavitt A. Woodard, Roy H. Decker, Ulas Kumbasar, Henry S. Park, Vincent J. Mase Jr, Brett C. Bade, Andrew X. Li, Whitney S. Brandt, David C. Madoff
A guide for managing patients with stage I NSCLC: deciding between lobectomy, segmentectomy, wedge, SBRT and ablation—part 2: systematic review of evidence regarding resection extent in generally healthy patients
Frank C. Detterbeck, Vincent J. Mase Jr, Andrew X. Li, Ulas Kumbasar, Brett C. Bade, Henry S. Park, Roy H. Decker, David C. Madoff, Gavitt A. Woodard, Whitney S. Brandt, Justin D. Blasberg
A guide for managing patients with stage I NSCLC: deciding between lobectomy, segmentectomy, wedge, SBRT and ablation—part 3: systematic review of evidence regarding surgery in compromised patients or specific tumors
Brett C. Bade, Justin D. Blasberg, Vincent J. Mase Jr, Ulas Kumbasar, Andrew X. Li, Henry S. Park, Roy H. Decker, David C. Madoff, Whitney S. Brandt, Gavitt A. Woodard, Frank C. Detterbeck
A guide for managing patients with stage I NSCLC: deciding between lobectomy, segmentectomy, wedge, SBRT and ablation—part 4: systematic review of evidence involving SBRT and ablation
Henry S. Park, Frank C. Detterbeck, David C. Madoff, Brett C. Bade, Ulas Kumbasar, Vincent J. Mase Jr, Andrew X. Li, Justin D. Blasberg, Gavitt A. Woodard, Whitney S. Brandt, Roy H. Decker


1.The series “Thoracic Surgery Worldwide” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Alan Sihoe served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

2. The series “A Guide for Managing Patients with Stage I NSCLC: Deciding between Lobectomy, Segmentectomy, Wedge, SBRT and Ablation” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Frank C. Detterbeck served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.