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Vol 9, supplement 4 (April 2016): New Imaging and Diagnostic Modalities in Cardiac Surgery

New therapies are now available for old diseases as in the case of the trans-catheter... More >>

Vol 9, Supplement 3 (March 2016): dedicated to the 25th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery (ESTS 2017)

Topics in this focused issue include chest trauma and surgical chest wall stabilization; salvage... More >>

Vol 9, Supplement 2 (March 2017): Advances in Bronchoscopic and Endoscopic Interventions for Thoracic Disease

The diagnosis and treatment of thoracic malignancies continues to evolve. It is imperative that... More >>

ICC Column more

Sleep complaints and sleep breathing disorders in upper and lower obstructive lung diseases

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of sleep apnea needs to be tailored after... More >>

The unity of respiratory patient advocacy

Dr. Baiardini and her colleagues have come to several important conclusions in their clinical... More >>

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

The Greeks and Romans recognized this fallacy in argument thousands of years ago. This faulty... More >>

Statistics Corner Column more

Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes: the awarded Cox proportional hazards model

Luca Bertolaccini Alessandro Pardolesi Fabio Davoli  Piergiorgio Solli More >>

P value interpretations and considerations

Matthew S. Thiese, Brenden Ronna, Ulrike Ott More >>

Study designs in thoracic surgery research

Andrea Viti, Alberto Terzi, Luca Bertolaccini More >>





Effects of early administration of acetazolamide on the duration of mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: still far from the truth?
Mabrouk Bahloul, Rania Ammar, Abir Bouattour, Samar Bellil, Hedi Chelly, Anis Chaari, Mounir Bouaziz
Lung ultrasound: a new basic, easy, multifunction imaging diagnostic tool in children undergoing pediatric cardiac surgery
Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Israel Valverde
Does temperature management improve outcome in patients resuscitated from a non-shockable rhythm?
Jakob Hartvig Thomsen,, Christian Hassager, Jesper Kjaergaard
Optical coherence tomography- vs. intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention
Lorenz Räber, Yasushi Ueki
The hemodynamic impact of acute nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: is it safe?
Bo Xu, Reena Mehra
Immunosuppression after lung transplantation: the search for the holy grail continues
Stefan Schwarz, Peter Jaksch, Walter Klepetko, Konrad Hoetzenecker
What is extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation?
Federico Pappalardo, Andrea Montisci
Hypercapnia during acute respiratory distress syndrome: the tree that hides the forest!
Xavier Repessé, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
Another disappointing result, but how good is it?
Yasushi Goto
Novel centrifugal pump for heart failure patients: initial success and future challenges
Christina Feldmann, Anamika Chatterjee, Jasmin S. Hanke, Guenes Dogan, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto
Rapid adoption of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in intermediate- and high-risk patients to treat severe aortic valve stenosis
Sigitas Cesna, Ole De Backer, Lars Søndergaard
Renin angiotensin system inhibitors: a panacea for heart disease?
Karim M. Al-Azizi, Kimberly A. Skelding
No prophylaxis is non-inferior and cost-saving to prophylactic intravenous hydration in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy on requiring iodinated contrast material administration
Akira Sato, Tomoya Hoshi, Kazutaka Aonuma
Diagnosing and treating contrast-induced acute kidney injury in 2017
Vikram Raje, George Feldman, Ion S. Jovin
A novel therapeutic approach for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: suppressor of cytokine signaling-1 gene therapy
Chang-Han Chen, Shau-Hsuan Li
Editorial on role of p53 in esophageal cancer from a meta-analysis of 16 studies by Fisher et al.
Francesca Steccanella, Antonio Costanzo, Fausto Petrelli
Biomarkers in the era of individualized medicine
Chang Hyun Kang
The esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma an increasing disease
Monica Pastina, Cecilia Menna, Claudio Andreetti, Mohsen Ibrahim
SIRS, qSOFA, and organ failure for assessing sepsis at the emergency department
David Andaluz, Ricard Ferrer
Shooting for the bull’s eye in septic shock
Kay Choong See, Tow Keang Lim
Brain response to sleep-related attentional bias in patients with chronic insomnia
Xi-Jian Dai


South African guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults
Tom H. Boyles, Adrian Brink, Greg L. Calligaro, Cheryl Cohen, Keertan Dheda, Gary Maartens, Guy A. Richards, Richard van Zyl Smit, Clifford Smith, Sean Wasserman, Andrew C. Whitelaw, Charles Feldman, South African Thoracic Society, Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa

Original Article

Treatment for sternoclavicular joint infections: a multi-institutional study
Allen Murga, Hannah Copeland, Rachel Hargrove, Jason M. Wallen, Salman Zaheer
Evaluation of platelet lymphocyte ratio and 90-day mortality in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Praneel Kumar, Stephanie Law, Krishna B. Sriram
Development of a novel ex vivo porcine laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Nissen fundoplication training model (Toronto lap-Nissen simulator)
Hideki Ujiie, Tatsuya Kato, Hsin-Pei Hu, Patrycja Bauer, Priya Patel, Hironobu Wada, Daiyoon Lee, Kosuke Fujino, Colin Schieman, Andrew Pierre, Thomas K. Waddell, Shaf Keshavjee, Gail E. Darling, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Decrease in performance status after lobectomy mean poor prognosis in elderly lung cancer patients
Yo Kawaguchi, Jun Hanaoka, Yasuhiko Oshio, Masayuki Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Igarashi, Yoko Kataoka, Ryosuke Kaku, Yuki Namura, Akira Akazawa
The value of positive lymph nodes ratio combined with negative lymph node count in prediction of breast cancer survival
Jing Yang, Quanyi Long, Hongjiang Li, Qing Lv, Qiuwen Tan, Xiaoqin Yang
Discordance of physician clinical judgment vs. pneumonia severity index (PSI) score to admit patients with low risk community-acquired pneumonia: a prospective multicenter study
Pedro J. Marcos, Marcos I. Restrepo, Francisco J. González-Barcala, Nilam J. Soni, Iria Vidal, Pilar Sanjuàn, Diego Llinares, Lucía Ferreira-Gonzalez, Carlos Rábade, Isabel Otero-González, Pedro Marcos, Héctor Verea-Hernando
Socioeconomic impact of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma-COPD overlap syndrome
Jinhee Kim, Young Sam Kim, Kyungjoo Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Kwang Ha Yoo, Chin Kook Rhee, Jin Hwa Lee
Impact of thoracic surgery on esophageal motor function—Evaluation by high resolution manometry
Anja Wäsche, Arne Kandulski, Peter Malfertheiner, Sandra Riedel, Patrick Zardo, Thomas Hachenberg, Jens Schreiber
Analysis of the risk factors of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications and ability to predicate the risk in patients after lung cancer surgery
Yue Li, Yin-Lu Ma, Yong-Yin Gao, Dan-Dan Wang, Qing Chen
Decreased Wnt4 expression inhibits thymoma development through downregulation of FoxN1
Yuan Chen, Xin Liu, Yimei Liu, Yuanguo Wang, Hai Wang, Chao Lu, Peng Zhang
Effectiveness of perioperative pulmonary rehabilitation in thoracic surgery
Attila Vagvogyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Maria Kerti, Paul Vadasz, Janos Varga
Clinical and pathological aspects of microscopic thymoma with myasthenia gravis and review of published reports
Mitsuro Fukuhara, Mitsunori Higuchi, Yuki Owada, Takuya Inoue, Yuzuru Watanabe, Takumi Yamaura, Satoshi Muto, Takeo Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki
Does the usage of digital chest drainage systems reduce pleural inflammation and volume of pleural effusion following oncologic pulmonary resection?—A prospective randomized trial
Michèle De Waele, John Agzarian, Waël C. Hanna, Colin Schieman, Christian J. Finley, Joseph Macri, Laura Schneider, Terri Schnurr, Forough Farrokhyar, Katherine Radford, Parameswaran Nair, Yaron Shargall
Feasibility of four-arm robotic lobectomy as solo surgery in patients with clinical stage I lung cancer
Seong Yong Park, Jee Won Suh, Kyoung Sik Narm, Chang Young Lee, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Kyoung Young Chung, Dae Joon Kim
Segmentectomy versus lobectomy for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Benedetta Bedetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Raffaele Rocco, Joachim Schmidt, Piergiorgio Solli, Marco Scarci
Assessment of thoracic vasculature in patients with central bronchogenic carcinoma by unenhanced magnetic resonance angiography: comparison between 2D free-breathing TrueFISP, 2D breath-hold TrueFISP and 3D respiratory-triggered SPACE
Lili Wang, Peng Lv, Shuohui Yang, Mengsu Zeng, Jiang Lin

Short Communication

Bicuspid aortic root spared during ascending aorta surgery: an update of long-term results
Marco Russo, Guglielmo Saitto, Paolo Nardi, Fabio Bertoldo, Carlo Bassano, Antonio Scafuri, Antonio Pellegrino, Giovanni Ruvolo

Review Article

Pediatric airway surgery
Konrad Hoetzenecker, Thomas Schweiger, Doris Maria Denk-Linnert, Walter Klepetko
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in high risk patient groups
Daniel Fudulu, Harriet Lewis, Umberto Benedetto, Massimo Caputo, Gianni Angelini, Hunaid A. Vohra

Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Whole lung lavage—technical details, challenges and management of complications
Ahmed Awab, Muhammad S. Khan, Houssein A. Youness
Infections causing central airway obstruction: role of bronchoscopy in diagnosis and management
Sevak Keshishyan, Lawrence DeLorenzo, Kassem Hammoud, Arpine Avagyan, Hussein Assallum, Kassem Harris

Statistic Corner

A general introduction to adjustment for multiple comparisons
Shi-Yi Chen, Zhe Feng, Xiaolian Yi
Types of biological variables
Shreemathi S. Mayya, Ashma D Monteiro, Sachit Ganapathy
Basic statistics with Microsoft Excel: a review
Duilio Divisi, Gabriella Di Leonardo, Gino Zaccagna, Roberto Crisci
How to describe univariate data
Stefania Canova, Diego Luigi Cortinovis, Federico Ambrogi

Letter to the Editor

Is near-time prevention for sudden cardiac arrest feasible? The e-MUST score
Nicole Karam, Sophie Bataille, Eloi Marijon, Muriel Tafflet, Frederic Lapostolle, Christian Spaulding, Xavier Jouven, Yves Lambert, for the e-MUST study investigators
A closer look at the safety and effectiveness of modern PORT in stage III-N2 non-small cell lung cancer
Charlotte Billiet, Dirk De Ruysscher
Upstaging, not just a non-small matter
Daniel C. Thomas, Anthony W. Kim

Original Article

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare entity? Report of 5 cases and review of the literature
Aikaterini N. Visouli, Kaid Darwiche, Andreas Mpakas, Paul Zarogoulidis, Antonios Papagiannis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nicolaos Courcoutsakis, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis

Review Articles

A review of current and novel therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Rokhsara Rafii, Maya M. Juarez, Timothy E. Albertson, Andrew L. Chan
Superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors: current evidence on diagnosis and radical treatment
Christophoros N. Foroulis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Ilias Karapantzos, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Haidong Huang, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
Epidemiology and prognosis of breast cancer in young women
Hussein A. Assi, Katia E. Khoury, Haifa Dbouk, Lana E. Khalil, Tarek H. Mouhieddine, Nagi S. El Saghir
Update in diagnosis and therapy of coexistent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure
Qiaojun Zeng, Shanping Jiang
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: new definition, current and future therapeutic options
Vito Fanelli, Aikaterini Vlachou, Shirin Ghannadian, Umberto Simonetti, Arthur S. Slutsky, Haibo Zhang
Revisiting signs, strengths and weaknesses of Standard Chest Radiography in patients of Acute Dyspnea in the Emergency Department
Luciano Cardinale, Giovanni Volpicelli, Alessandro Lamorte, Jessica Martino, Andrea veltri
Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
Hormonal therapies in young breast cancer patients: when, what and for how long?
Alexandre Christinat, Simona Di Lascio, Olivia Pagani
The management of the advanced colorectal cancer: management of the pulmonary metastases
Charalambos Zisis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Ioanna Kougioumtzi, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Bojan Zaric, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Georgios Kesisis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Zhigang Li, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Pleural infection-current diagnosis and management
Andrew Rosenstengel, YC Gary Lee
COPD in India: Iceberg or volcano?
Arvind B. Bhome
Whole genome sequencing for lung cancer
Marissa Daniels, Felicia Goh, Casey M Wright, Krishna B Sriram, Vandana Relan, Belinda E Clarke, Edwina E Duhig, Rayleen V Bowman, Ian A Yang, Kwun M Fong

Original Articles

Establishment of an orthotopic lung cancer model in nude mice and its evaluation by spiral CT
Xiang Liu, Jun Liu, Yubao Guan, Huiling Li, Liyan Huang, Hailing Tang, Jianxing He
Hydration with magnesium and mannitol without furosemide prevents the nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin and pemetrexed in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Keiko Muraki, Ryo Koyama, Yuichiro Honma, Shigehiro Yagishita, Takehito Shukuya, Rina Ohashi, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Kenji Kido, Shin-ichiro Iwakami, Shinichi Sasaki, Akihiko Iwase, Kazuhisa Takahashi


Surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: the phoenix of thoracic surgery?
Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Viti, Giovanni Di Perri, Alberto Terzi

Art of Operative Techniques

Thoracoscopic anatomic pulmonary resection
Jianxing He, Xin Xu

Below are the latest Journal of Thoracic Disease articles published online ahead of print publication.



Review Article

Original Article

Case Report

Letter to the Editor

Review Article

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Original Article of Cough Section