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

Matteo Ferrando, Diego Bagnasco, Valeria Roustan, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Fulvio Braido, Ilaria... More >>

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How to create a surgical database?

Dania Nachira, Luca Bertolaccini, Mahmoud Ismail, Marco Chiappetta, Elisa Meacci, Stefano... More >>

Use of the Cox regression analysis in thoracic surgical research

Alice Brembilla, Anne Olland, Marc Puyraveau, Gilbert Massard, Frédéric Mauny, Pierre-Emmanuel... More >>

How to describe bivariate data

Alessandro Bertani1, Gioacchino Di Paola2, Emanuele Russo1, Fabio Tuzzolino2 More >>

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Cough—Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS) Asthma Consortium

Kefang Lai, Huahao Shen, Xin Zhou, Zhongmin Qiu, Shaoxi Cai, Kewu Huang, Qiuping Wang, Changzheng... More >>

Cough frequency monitors: can they discriminate patient from environmental coughs?

Stefan T. Kulnik, Natalie M. Williams, Lalit Kalra, John Moxham, Surinder S. Birring More >>

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Editorial

Input-output efficiency of 20 independent research teams at State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease 2009–2016: managerial implications for elsewhere in China
Rui Bao, Hai-Shang Zhuang, Wei Peng, Ming Li, Kai-Ping Li, Lin Zhou, Tian-Qiang Liu, Xin-Wang Wang
VISTA/PD-1H: a potential target for non-small cell lung cancer immunotherapy
Juan-Manuel Hernandez-Martinez, Edgar Vergara, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón, Feliciano Barrón-Barrón, Oscar Arrieta
Single lung ventilation in patients undergoing lobectomy
Abdurahim Aloud, Gilbert Berdine, Kenneth Nugent
Detection of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in circulating tumor DNA: reviewing BENEFIT clinical trial
Umberto Malapelle, Luis E. Raez, Maria Jose Serrano, Christian Rolfo, International Society of Liquid Biopsies (ISLB)
Technology for new surgical aortic valve replacement: current evidence and future directions
Jeffrey Shuhaiber
Mechanical ventilation guidelines in lung lobectomy surgery and the quest to improve outcomes
Bilal Ansari, Matteo Parotto
Technology and evidence-based care enhance postoperative management of chest drains
Daniel G. French, Sebastien Gilbert
What is the best strategy for one-lung ventilation during thoracic surgery?
Bastian Grande, Michael T. Ganter
Immune checkpoint inhibitors in esophagogastric adenocarcinoma: do the results justify the hype?
Megan Greally, Geoffrey Y. Ku
You cannot assess until you measure it: using psoas index for measuring frailty
Ho Jin Kim
Is pneumonectomy still necessary?
Jean Yannis Perentes, Matthieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez
Upper lobe preservation in the treatment of centrally located NSCLC: one more challenge in lung-sparing surgery?
Charlotte Cohen, Daniel Pop, Taib Benkirane, Jérôme Mouroux, Jean-Philippe Berthet
Lung cancer surgery in octogenarians revisited—risk factors and survival in a long lifespan population
Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
Editorial comment on “Reimplantation of the upper lobe bronchus after lower sleeve lobectomy or bilobectomy: long-term results” by Maurizi et al.
Corinna Ludwig
N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide and the risk of acute kidney injury after lung cancer surgery
Lucio Cagini, Marco Andolfi
Chest tube management in patients undergoing lobectomy
Yasushi Shintani, Soichiro Funaki, Naoko Ose, Takashi Kanou, Ryu Kanzaki, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura
Perioperative care with an ultrasound device is as Michael Jordan with Scotty Pippen: at its best!
Jip Nooitgedacht, Mark Haaksma, Hugo R. W. Touw, Pieter R. Tuinman
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery: twentieth anniversary
Marcello Migliore

Original Article

Diagnostic value of acid phosphatases (ACP) in differentiating reactive mesothelial cells from cancer cells in the body fluid effusions
Yun-Hui Li, Yang Wang, Xiu-Xia Chen, Bin Liang, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang, Guang-Ping Wu
Clinical analysis of 56 cases of simultaneous bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for bilateral synchronous multiple primary lung adenocarcinoma
Yixiang Zhang, Yuexin Wang, Changsheng Lv, Xin Shu, Jinguang Wang, Qingkai Yang
Left mediastinal node dissection after arterial ligament transection via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for potentially advanced stage I non-small cell lung cancer
Tomoki Shibano, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Kenji Tetsuka, Shinichi Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Kanai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shunsuke Endo
How to prevent adverse events of vascular stapling in thoracic surgery: recommendations based on a clinical and experimental study
Nahoko Shimizu, Yugo Tanaka, Takeshi Okamoto, Takefumi Doi, Daisuke Hokka, Yoshimasa Maniwa
Novel air leak test using surfactant for lung surgery
Hee Chul Yang, Hye Young Chang
Surgical resection for advanced thymic malignancy with pulmonary hilar invasion using hemi-clamshell approach
Ayako Fujiwara, Soichiro Funaki, Naoko Ose, Takashi Kanou, Ryu Kanzaki, Masato Minami, Yasushi Shintani
Effectiveness of a 4-week rehabilitation program on endothelial function, blood vessel elasticity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Botond Szucs, Mate Petrekanits, Janos Varga
Prognostic value of tumor solid-part size and solid-part volume in patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer
Yoshihisa Shimada, Hideyuki Furumoto, Kentaro Imai, Ryuhei Masuno, Jun Matsubayashi, Naohiro Kajiwara, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Ikeda
CT features and differential diagnosis of primary pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma and pulmonary adenoid cystic carcinoma
Xian Li, Wei Yi, Qingsi Zeng
Hematological indices as simple, inexpensive and practical severity markers of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a meta-analysis
Mindan Wu, Lingren Zhou, Ding Zhu, Tianwen Lai, Zhihua Chen, Huahao Shen
Comparison of clinical efficacy between ultra-LABAs and ultra- LAMAs in COPD: a systemic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Eun Yeong Cho, Se Yong Kim, Min-Ji Kim, Seonwoo Kim, Dong Ah Park, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yong Bum Park, Yong Il Hwang, Chin Kook Rhee, Ji Ye Jung, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park
Radiation pneumonitis in lung cancer treated with volumetric modulated arc therapy
Kan Wu, Xiao Xu, Xiadong Li, Jiahao Wang, Lucheng Zhu, Xueqin Chen, Bing Wang, Minna Zhang, Bing Xia, Shenglin Ma
Surgery of primary non-small cell lung cancer with oligometastasis: analysis of 172 cases
Zhe Wang, Shu-Geng Gao, Qi Xue, Xiao-Tong Guo, Li-Xu Wang, Xin Yu, Yi-Kun Yang, Ju-Wei Mu
A specific subtype of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease classified by forced vital capacity
Chunlan Chen, Ying He, Qiulin Chen, Dongying Zhang, Yuandi Wang, Yanling Tang, Ying Fang, Nanshan Zhong, Wenhua Jian, Jinping Zheng
Total endoscopic repair of atrial septal defect under on-pump beating heart
Yihu Tang, Yanhu Wu, Jinfu Zhu, Xiang Liu, Jinxin Zhou, Haobing Huang, Mingke Li, Yawei Dai, Xu Han
The gender-specific expression of neuropeptide Y and neuropeptide Y receptors in human atrial tissue during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
Fei Meng, Jie Han, Jiangang Wang, Haibo Zhang, Chunlei Xu, Xu Meng
Impact of examined lymph node counts on survival of patients with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer undergoing sublobar resection
Yang Liu, Jianfei Shen, Liping Liu, Lanlan Shan, Jiaxi He, Qihua He, Long Jiang, Minzhang Guo, Xuewei Chen, Hui Pan, Guilin Peng, Honghui Shi, Limin Ou, Wenhua Liang, Jianxing He
Computational fluid dynamics in the numerical simulation analysis of end-to-side anastomosis for coarctation of the aorta
Fang Yang, Bo Zhai, Li-Gong Hou, Qian Zhang, Jie Wang
Excessive periostin expression and Th2 response in patients with nasal polyps: association with asthma
Yi Wei, Renqiang Ma, Jia Zhang, Xingmei Wu, Guodong Yu, Xianting Hu, Jian Li, Zhuofu Liu, Wendong Ji, Huabin Li, Weiping Wen
Preoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography lung simulation before video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy for ground glass opacity in lung
Liang Xue, Hong Fan, Woda Shi, Di Ge, Yi Zhang, Qun Wang, Yunfeng Yuan
Improved oxygenation 48 hours after high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy is associated with good outcome in immunocompromised patients with acute respiratory failure
Yun-Seong Kang, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Sang-Min Lee
Values of fractional exhaled nitric oxide for cough-variant asthma in children with chronic cough
Jing Zhou, Xianhong Zhao, Xu Zhang, Xingmei Yu, Yuqing Wang, Wujun Jiang, Li Huang, Chuangli Hao, Luo Zhang
Detection of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations on CT images of patients with lung adenocarcinoma using radiomics and/or multi-level residual convolutionary neural networks
Xiao-Yang Li, Jun-Feng Xiong, Tian-Ying Jia, Tian-Le Shen, Run-Ping Hou, Jun Zhao, Xiao-Long Fu
Effectiveness and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 or CTLA4 inhibitors combined with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for lung cancer: A meta-analysis
Kaikai Shen, Jinggang Cui, Yuqing Wei, Xiaojun Chen, Guohua Liu, Xiaolai Gao, Wei Li, Huiling Lu, Ping Zhan, Tangfeng Lv, Dang Lin
Outcomes of minimally invasive sleeve resection
Raul Caso, Thomas J. Watson, Puja G. Khaitan, M. Blair Marshall
Membrane PD-L1 expression and soluble PD-L1 plasma levels in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—a pilot study
Dragana Jovanovic, Marina Roksandic Milenkovic, Jelena Kotur Stevuljevic, Jelena Markovic, Vesna Ceriman, Milica Kontic, Vesna Skodric Trifunovic
Occult stage IIIA-N2 patients have excellent overall survival with initial surgery
Min P. Kim, Arlene M. Correa, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, David C. Rice, Jack A. Roth, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Garrett L. Walsh, Jeremy J. Erasmus, Stephen G. Swisher
First-line treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic squamous non-small cell lung cancer: systematic review and network meta-analysis
Lisa M. Hess, Amy M. DeLozier, Fanni Natanegara, Xiaofei Wang, Victoria Soldatenkova, Alan Brnabic, Stephen L. Able, Jacqueline Brown
Cyclosporin A in idiopathic chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia without idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Reoto Takei, Machiko Arita, Fumiaki Tokioka, Hiromasa Tachibana, Hironobu Tokumasu, Tadashi Ishida
Age-stratified sex differences in polysomnographic findings and pharyngeal morphology among children with obstructive sleep apnea
Ayako Inoshita, Takatoshi Kasai, Rina Matsuoka, Naoko Sata, Nanako Shiroshita, Fusae Kawana, Mitsue Kato, Katsuhisa Ikeda
Programmed cell death protein-1/programmed death-ligand 1 blockade enhances the antitumor efficacy of adoptive cell therapy against non-small cell lung cancer
Jingyi Chen, Yusong Chen, Fenglan Feng, Cheng Chen, Haikang Zeng, Shuai Wen, Xin Xu, Jianxing He, Jin Li
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation improves exercise capacity in adult patients with chronic lung disease: a meta-analysis of English studies
Haihong Gong, Qinghe Jiang, Dongchao Shen, Jinming Gao
Eighteen years of clinical experience with a modification of the Bentall button technique for total root replacement
Dimos Karangelis, Dimitrios Tzertzemelis, Alexandros A. Demis, Stella Economidou, Matthew Panagiotou
Risk factors of latent tuberculosis infection and immune function in health care workers in Suzhou, China
Cui-Lin Shi, Jun-Chi Xu, Hui Chen, Zhi-Jian Ye, Xin-Nian Chen, Pei-Jun Tang, Li-Ling Ma, Zai-Xiang Tang, Mei-Ying Wu, Ping Xu
Effect of high- versus low-volume saline administration on acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery
Ju Yong Lim, Pil Je Kang, Sung Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Joon Bum Kim
Effect of preoperative low serum albumin on postoperative complications and early mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Asmae Gassa, Jan H. Borghardt, Johanna Maier, Kathrin Kuhr, Maximilian Michel, Svenja Ney, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Tanja Rudolph, Stephan Baldus, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
Choice of the surgical approach for patients with stage I lung squamous cell carcinoma ≤3 cm
Chunji Chen, Yiyang Wang, Xufeng Pan, Shijie Fu, Yubo Shi, Jun Yang, Rui Wang
Elevated D-dimer increases the risk of dialysis after surgery in patients with Stanford A aortic dissection through the impact of the coagulation system
Lu Han, Lu Dai, Hai-Yang Li, Feng Lan, Wen-Jian Jiang, Hong-Jia Zhang
Incidence and clinical variable inter-relationships of thymic epithelial tumors in northwest China
Xiu-Long Feng, Xue-Bin Lei, Wen-Ting Dong, Lin-Feng Yan, Yong-Kang Xin, Gang-Feng Li, Yong Jing, Shi-Jun Duan, Jie Zhang, Yu-Chuan Hu, Bo Li, Sha-Sha Zhao, Qian Sun, Jin Zhang, Tao Zhang, Dong-Liang Cheng, Guang-Bin Cui, Wen Wang
The impact on mediastinal recurrence based on the number of harvested mediastinal lymph nodes and assessed N2 Stations in patients with stage I invasive lung adenocarcinoma
Chunji Chen, Yiyang Wang, Shijie Fu, Xufeng Pan, Jun Yang, Rui Wang
Platelet mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I variants with benzene poisoning
Dianpeng Wang, Xiangli Yang, Yanfang Zhang, Dafeng Lin, Paimao Li, Zhiming Zhang, Xianqing Huang, Dayong Gu, Jacky Fong-Chuen Loo
The effect of continuous positive airway pressure on pulmonary function may depend on the basal level of forced expiratory volume in 1 second
Annia Schreiber, Sara Surbone, Alberto Malovini, Marco Mancini, Francesca Cemmi, Giancarlo Piaggi, Piero Ceriana, Annalisa Carlucci
Upfront surgery in patients with clinical skip N2 lung cancer based on results of modern radiological examinations
Tomohiro Maniwa, Yasushi Shintani, Jiro Okami, Yoshihisa Kadota, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Koji Takami, Hideoki Yokouchi, Eiji Kurokawa, Ryu Kanzaki, Yasushi Sakamaki, Hiroyuki Shiono, Teruo Iwasaki, Kiyonori Nishioka, Ken Kodama, Meinoshin Okumura, Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University (TSSGO)
Comparison of the perioperative outcomes in antero-superior mediastinal tumor resection performed by transcervical resection and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Xin-Sheng Zhu, Nan Song, Nai-Cheng Song, Alan Dart Loon Sihoe, Wen-Xin He, Ming Liu, Ge-Ning Jiang, Peng Zhang
A model based on endoscopic morphology of submucosal esophageal squamous cell carcinoma for determining risk of metastasis on lymph nodes
Lingdun Zhuge, Shengfei Wang, Juntao Xie, Binhao Huang, Difan Zheng, Shanbo Zheng, Hengyu Mao, Arjun Pennathur, Manuel Villa Sanchez, James D. Luketich, Jiaqing Xiang, Haiquan Chen, Jie Zhang
Evaluation of the need for routine feeding jejunostomy for enteral nutrition after esophagectomy
Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Haruka Nikai, Kei Sato, Shigeaki Baba, Takehiro Chiba, Toshimoto Kimura, Takeshi Takahara, Hiroyuki Nitta, Koki Otsuka, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura, Keisuke Koeda, Akira Sasaki
Altered fibrin clot properties in advanced lung cancer: impact of chemotherapy
Grzegorz Królczyk, Michał Ząbczyk, Grzegorz Czyżewicz, Krzysztof Plens, Shannon Prior, Saulius Butenas, Anetta Undas
Impact of intercostal nerve blocks using liposomal versus standard bupivacaine on length of stay in minimally invasive thoracic surgery patients
Dana A. Dominguez, Sora Ely, Cynthia Bach, Tina Lee, Jeffrey B. Velotta
Application of 3D printing technology to thoracic wall tumor resection and thoracic wall reconstruction
Yi Wu, Na Chen, Zhou Xu, Xiaoqin Zhang, Li Liu, Chunling Wu, Shaoxiang Zhang, Yan Song, Tao Wu, Hongxiang Liu, Meng Tang, Wei Wu
Postoperative pulmonary function changes according to the resected lobe: a 1-year follow-up study of lobectomized patients
Masanori Yokoba, Tsuyoshi Ichikawa, Shinya Harada, Masahito Naito, Yukitoshi Sato, Masato Katagiri
Comparison of cytology, chest computed and positron emission tomography findings in malignant pleural effusion from lung cancer
Clement Brun, Pierre Gay, Michele Cottier, Georgia Karpathiou, Arnaud Patoir, Oliviet Tiffet, Fabrice-Guy Barral, Jean-Michel Vergnon, Marios E. Froudarakis
Predictive factors of postoperative survival among patients with pulmonary neuroendocrine tumor
Yoshinobu Ichiki, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Masatoshi Kanayama, Yusuke Nabe, Akihiro Taira, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Hiroshi Noguchi, Shohei Shimajiri, Yoshihisa Fujino, Toshiyuki Nakayama, Fumihiro Tanaka
The role of NF-κB-mediated JNK pathway in cognitive impairment in a rat model of sleep apnea
Fan Liu, Ting-Wei Liu, Jian Kang
Evaluation of lobar lymph node metastasis in non-small cell lung carcinoma using modified total lesion glycolysis
Hitoshi Dejima, Hiroaki Kuroda, Yuko Oya, Noriaki Sakakura, Yoshitaka Inaba, Tsuneo Tamaki, Yasushi Yatabe, Yukinori Sakao
Ventilator-associated events: prevalence and mortality in Japan
Susumu Nakahashi, Hiroshi Imai, Hideaki Imanaka, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Tomoko Satou, Masanori Shima, Masami Yanagisawa, Chizuru Yamashita, Toru Ogura, Tomomi Yamada, Nobuaki Shime, for the VAEs Review Committee in the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM)

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Cone beam computed tomography-guided thin/ultrathin bronchoscopy for diagnosis of peripheral lung nodules: a prospective pilot study
Roberto F. Casal, Mona Sarkiss, Aaron K. Jones, John Stewart, Alda Tam, Horiana B. Grosu, David E. Ost, Carlos A. Jimenez, George A. Eapen

Review Article

Biopsy needles for mediastinal lymph node sampling by endosonography: current knowledge and future perspectives
Sara Colella, Simone Scarlata, Martina Bonifazi, Claudia Ravaglia, Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Riccardo Pela, Paul Frost Clementsen, Stefano Gasparini, Venerino Poletti
Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation: a review
Néstor Báez-Ferrer, María Manuela Izquierdo-Gómez, Belén Marí-López, Javier Montoto-López, Amelia Duque-Gómez, Javier García-Niebla, Julio Miranda-Bacallado, Alejandro de la Rosa Hernández, Ignacio Laynez-Cerdeña, Juan Lacalzada-Almeida
Anesthesia and enhanced recovery in subxiphoid video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Zhigang Chen, Jason M. Ali, Huan Xu, Lei Jiang, Giuseppe Aresu
Clinical complications during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxigenation in post-cardiotomy and non post-cardiotomy shock: still the achille’s heel
Valeria Lo Coco, Roberto Lorusso, Giuseppe M. Raffa, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Michele Pilato, Gennaro Martucci, Antonio Arcadipane, Kamil Zieliński, Piotr Suwalski, Mariusz Kowalewski

Surgical Technique

Secondary resection tracheal was facilitated in robot-assisted left pneumonectomy
Hongtao Duan, Liping Tong, Yifang Zhu, Xiaoping Dong, Yong Zhang, Honggang Liu, Xiaolong Yan
Three-arm robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for locally advanced N2 non-small cell lung cancer
Xinghua Cheng, Chongwu Li, Jia Huang, Peiji Lu, Qingquan Luo

Guideline

Chinese expert consensus on diagnosis and management of severe asthma
Jiangtao Lin, Dong Yang, Mao Huang, Yongming Zhang, Ping Chen, Shaoxi Cai, Chuntao Liu, Changgui Wu, Kaisheng Yin, Changzheng Wang, Xin Zhou, Nan Su, on behalf of Asthma Workgroup of Chinese Thoracic Society, Chinese Medical Association, and China Asthma Alliance

iMDT Corner

Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the surgical management of post-traumatic intrathoracic tracheal transection
Angelo Carretta, Paola Ciriaco, Alessandro Bandiera, Piergiorgio Muriana, Federico Pappalardo, Lars Mikael Broman, Andrea Montisci, Giampiero Negri

News of GARD Section

Country activities of Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD): focus presentations at the 11th GARD General Meeting, Brussels
Jean Bousquet, Yousser Mohammad, Anna Bedbrook, Teresa To, Rachel McGihon, Cristina Bárbara, Elisabete Melo-Gomes, José Rosado-Pinto, Paula Simão, Francisco George, Antonello Punturieri, James P. Kiley, Elizabete Nunes, Anilsa Cossa, Paulo Camargos, Raphael Stelmach, Alvaro A. Cruz, Marylin Valentin Rostan, Anahí Yañez, Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Marilyn Urrutia-Pereira, Moïses A. Calderon, René Maximiliano Gómez, Zachary German, Vítězslav Kolek, Václav Špičák, Le Thi Tuyet Lan, Suzanne Hurd, Claude Lenfant, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Banu Ekinci, Zubeyda Ozkan, Bassam Abou Al-Zahab, Ahmad Dmeirieh, Rania Shifa, Hazar Faroun, Aicha AlJaber, Ramsa Halloum, Yassine Fatmeh, Ammar Alzein, Jamal Aloush, Ghazal Dib, Rafea Shaaban, Margarete Arrais, Maria do Céu Teixeira, Cláudia Conceição, Paulo Ferrinho

Short Communication of Air Pollution Section

A pilot study of blood microRNAs and lung function in young healthy adults with fine particulate matter exposure
Tianyu Zhou, Qing Yu, Chao Sun, Yunxia Wang, Yijue Zhong, Guangfa Wang

Case Report

Rhabdomyoma of the pleura: a case report
Wei Wang, Ying-Ying Gu, Yu-Hong Dong, Ji-Gang Wang, Dong-Liang Lin, Cong-Juan Luo, Li Zhang, Xiao-Bin Ji, Yan Wang
Pushing the limits of reconditioning: extended normothermic lung perfusion in an extended criteria donor
Marco Schiavon, Davide Zampieri, Giuseppe Marulli, Enrico Verderi, Alessandro Rebusso, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Samuele Nicotra, Monica Loy, Francesca Lunardi, Paolo Feltracco, Fiorella Calabrese, Emanuele Cozzi, Federico Rea
EGFR L747P mutation in one lung adenocarcinoma patient responded to afatinib treatment: a case report
Tong Zhou, Xiaoyue Zhou, Peng Li, Chuang Qi, Yang Ling

Letter to the Editor

Percutaneous coronary intervention equates to placebo procedure in stable angina?
Hai-Long Dai, Xue-Feng Guang, Zhi-Cheng Jing
Invited correspondence on ‘Fissureless fissure-last video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for all lung lobes: a better alternative to decrease the incidence of prolonged air leak?’
Davor Stamenovic
Adjuvant TKIs: still an optimal choice
Si-Yang Liu, Yi-Long Wu
Upfront surgery is essential in selected patients with stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
Difan Zheng, Haiquan Chen
Preventing mucus plugging in invasively ventilated intensive care unit patients—routine or personalized care and ‘primum non nocere’
Willemke Stilma, Marcus J. Schultz, Frederique Paulus
Invited letter to the editor on the editorials on “High dose irradiation after pleurectomy/decortication or biopsy for pleural mesothelioma treatment”
Elisabetta Parisi, Antonino Romeo
What is the best strategy program to acquire video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy technique?
Duilio Divisi, Gino Zaccagna, Roberto Crisci
Authors’ response: it’s time to consider integrating the degree of pulmonary fissure completeness into a morbidity risk scoring system for video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resections
Shuangjiang Li, Guowei Che
Use of national databases: interpreting treatment outcomes using real-world data
Melanie Subramanian, Benjamin D. Kozower
Is it important to differentiate between peri-procedural myocardial injury and persistent myocardial scar?
Margaret McEntegart, David Corcoran, Colin Berry
Multiple primary lung cancers: clinical and genetic features
Yuntao Nie, Kezhong Chen, Jun Wang
Role of acute kidney injury biomarkers to guide renal replacement therapy initiation, what we learn from EARLY-RRT trial and FST trial?
Nattachai Srisawat, Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Kriang Tungsanga, Somchai Eiam-Ong

Erratum

Erratum to pre-operative use of aspirin in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and updated meta-analysis
Karla Solo, Shahar Lavi, Tawfiq Choudhury, Janet Martin, Immaculate F. Nevis, Chun Shing Kwok, Rafail A. Kotronias, Natsumi Nishina, Sandro Sponga, Diana Ayan, Nikolaos Tzemos, Mamas A. Mamas, Rodrigo Bagur
Erratum to rhinovirus is associated with severe adult community-acquired pneumonia in China
Keqiang Wang, Wen Xi, Donghong Yang, Yali Zheng, Yaqiong Zhang, Yusheng Chen, Chunliang Yan, Guizhen Tian, Shuchang An, Xiangxin Li, Fucheng An, Juan Du, Ke Hu, Jie Cao, Lili Ren, Fang Huang, Zhancheng Gao

Review Article

Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections
Margaret M. Johnson, John A. Odell
Treatment of advanced non small cell lung cancer
Maria Anna Bareschino, Clorinda Schettino, Antonio Rossi, Paolo Maione, Paola Claudia Sacco, Rosario Zeppa, Cesare Gridelli
Chemotherapy advances in small-cell lung cancer
Bryan A. Chan, Jermaine I. G. Coward
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
Targeted therapy in lung cancer: IPASS and beyond, keeping abreast of the explosion of targeted therapies for lung cancer
Peter Savas, Brett Hughes, Benjamin Solomon
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for stage I NSCLC: Recent advances and controversies
Suresh Senan, David A. Palma, Frank J. Lagerwaard
The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection
Michael Rolf Mueller, Beatrice A. Marzluf
Exploiting sensitization windows of opportunity in hyper and hypo-fractionated radiation therapy
Anish Prasanna, Mansoor M. Ahmed, Mohammed Mohiuddin, C. Norman Coleman
Ultrasound techniques in the evaluation of the mediastinum, part 2: mediastinal lymph node anatomy and diagnostic reach of ultrasound techniques, clinical work up of neoplastic and inflammatory mediastinal lymphadenopathy using ultrasound techniques and how to learn mediastinal endosonography
Christian Jenssen, Jouke Tabe Annema, Paul Clementsen, Xin-Wu Cui, Mathias Maximilian Borst, Christoph Frank Dietrich
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
The continuing role of chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the targeted therapy era
Zarnie Lwin, Jonathan W. Riess, David Gandara
MicroRNAs in mesothelioma: from tumour suppressors and biomarkers to therapeutic targets
Glen Reid
Pleural controversies: image guided biopsy vs. thoracoscopy for undiagnosed pleural effusions?
Giles Dixon, Duneesha de Fonseka, Nick Maskell
Preservation solutions for cardiac and pulmonary donor grafts: a review of the current literature
Nicholas Latchana, Joshua R. Peck, Bryan Whitson, Sylvester M. Black
Active-specific immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer
Hauke Winter, Natasja K. van den Engel, Margareta Rusan, Nina Schupp, Christian H. Poehlein, Hong Ming Hu, Rudolf A. Hatz, Walter J. Urba, Karl Walter Jauch, Bernard A. Fox, Dominik Rüttinger
Advanced imaging in COPD: insights into pulmonary pathophysiology
Stephen Milne, Gregory G. King
Advances in lung adenocarcinoma classification: a summary of the new international multidisciplinary classification system (IASLC/ATS/ERS)
Elizabeth R. Tang, Andrew M. Schreiner, Bradley B. Pua
Diagnosis and early detection of COPD using spirometry
David P. Johns, Julia A.E. Walters, E. Haydn Walters
Improving radiotherapy planning, delivery accuracy, and normal tissue sparing using cutting edge technologies
Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Indrin J. Chetty
Pediatric lung transplantation: indications and outcomes
Stephen Kirkby, Don Hayes Jr
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock
JTD special edition ‘Hot Topics in COPD’—The microbiome in COPD
Daniel C. Chambers, Shaan L. Gellatly, Philip Hugenholtz, Philip M. Hansbro
Lung donor selection criteria
John Chaney, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Edward Cantu III, Victor van Berkel
Molecular markers to predict clinical outcome and radiation induced toxicity in lung cancer
Joshua D. Palmer, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Matthew Witek, Bo Lu
Lung cancer screening: identifying the high risk cohort
Michael W. Marcus, Olaide Y. Raji, John K. Field
Pleural controversies: indwelling pleural catheter vs. pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusions
Marc Fortin, Alain Tremblay
New techniques for assessing response after hypofractionated radiotherapy for lung cancer
Sarah A. Mattonen, Kitty Huang, Aaron D. Ward, Suresh Senan, David A. Palma
Supportive and palliative care for lung cancer patients
Patsy Yates, Penelope Schofield, Isabella Zhao, David Currow

Original Article

Nonintubated thoracoscopic lung resection: a 3-year experience with 285 cases in a single institution
Ke-Cheng Chen, Ya-Jung Cheng, Ming-Hui Hung, Yu-Ding Tseng, Jin-Shing Chen
Delays in the diagnosis of lung cancer
Peter M Ellis, Rachel Vandermeer
The diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath and tomosynthesis images for ground glass opacity pulmonary lesions
Takehiro Izumo, Shinji Sasada, Christine Chavez, Takaaki Tsuchida
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
Local control rates with five-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastatic cancer to the lung
Deepinder Singh, Yuhchyau Chen, Mary Z. Hare, Kenneth Y. Usuki, Hong Zhang, Thomas Lundquist, Neil Joyce, Michael C. Schell, Michael T. Milano
Theoretical models of carcinogenic particle deposition and clearance in children’s lungs
Robert Sturm
A novel paradigm in the treatment of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Salma K Jabbour, Parima Daroui, Dirk Moore, Edward Licitra, Molly Gabel, Joseph Aisner
Radiotherapy for a second primary lung cancer arising post-pneumonectomy: planning considerations and clinical outcomes
Sashendra Senthi, Cornelis J. A. Haasbeek, Frank J. Lagerwaard, Wilko F. Verbakel, Patricia F. de Haan, Ben J. Slotman, Suresh Senan
Impact of metformin use on survival in locally-advanced, inoperable non-small cell lung cancer treated with definitive chemoradiation
Inaya Ahmed, Adam Ferro, Alan Cohler, John Langenfeld, Sujani G. Surakanti, Joseph Aisner, Wei Zou, Bruce G. Haffty, Salma K. Jabbour
Utility of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosis of mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis: a multicentre Australian experience
James Geake, Gary Hammerschlag, Phan Nguyen, Peter Wallbridge, Grant A. Jenkin, Tony M. Korman, Barton Jennings, Douglas F. Johnson, Louis B. Irving, Michael Farmer, Daniel P. Steinfort
Comparative outcomes of squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in phase II studies of ASA404 (DMXAA) – retrospective analysis of pooled data
Mark J McKeage, Michael B Jameson, AS1404-201 Study Group Investigators
High prevalence of gene abnormalities in young patients with lung cancer
Osamu Nagashima, Rina Ohashi, Yasuko Yoshioka, Ai Inagaki, Manabu Tajima, Yoshika Koinuma, Shin-ichiro Iwakami, Akihiko Iwase, Shinichi Sasaki, Shigeru Tominaga, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Home-based exercise: promising rehabilitation for symptom relief, improved functional status and quality of life for post-surgical lung cancer patients
Amy J. Hoffman, Ruth Ann Brintnall, Alexander von Eye, Lee W. Jones, Gordon Alderink, Lawrence H. Patzelt, Jean K. Brown
Thoracic malignant solitary fibrous tumors: A population-based study of survival
Michael T Milano, Deepinder P Singh, Hong Zhang
Differences in chemosensitivity between primary and paired metastatic lung cancer tissues: In vitro analysis based on the collagen gel droplet embedded culture drug test (CD-DST)
Masahiko Higashiyama, Jiro Okami, Jun Maeda, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Ayako Fujiwara, Ken Kodama, Fumio Imamura, Hisayuki Kobayashi
High-resolution CT findings of patients with pulmonary nocardiosis
Naoki Tsujimoto, Takeshi Saraya, Ken Kikuchi, Saori Takata, Yasuyuki Kurihara, Sayuki Hiraoka, Hiroshi Makino, Shota Yonetani, Koji Araki, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Takizawa, Hajime Goto
Signal stratification of autoantibody levels in serum samples and its application to the early detection of lung cancer
Graham F. Healey, Stephen Lam, Peter Boyle, Geoffrey Hamilton-Fairley, Laura J. Peek, John F. R. Robertson

Case Report

First report of a novel liquid nitrogen adjustable flow spray cryotherapy (SCT) device in the bronchoscopic treatment of disease of the central tracheo-bronchial airways
Robert Browning, Scott Parrish, Saiyad Sarkar, J. Francis Turner Jr
Severe amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity
Nicholas Nacca, Castigliano M Bhamidipati, Luke S Yuhico, Sowmya Pinnamaneni, Tamas Szombathy

Guideline

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Nico van Zandwijk, Christopher Clarke, Douglas Henderson, A. William Musk, Kwun Fong, Anna Nowak, Robert Loeragan, Brian McCaughan, Michael Boyer, Malcolm Feigen, David Currow, Penelope Schofeild, Beth Ivimey Nick Pavlakis, Jocelyn McLean, Henry Marshall, Steven Leong, Victoria Keena, Andrew Penman

Research Highlight

Gene expression assays as prognostic and predictive markers in early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Tom Donnem, Roy M Bremnes, Lill-Tove Busund, Sigve Andersen, Francesco Pezzella

Short Communication

The sleep apnea cardiovascular endpoints (SAVE) trial: Rationale and start-up phase
R Doug McEvoy, Craig S Anderson, Nick A Antic, Baoyuan Chen, Quanying He, Emma Heeley, Shaoguang Huang, Yining Huang, Jiguang Wang, Nanshan Zhong

Circulating Tumor Cells

Detection methods of circulating tumor cells
Klaus Pantel, Catherine Alix-Panabières

Review Article

Atypical antibody responses to influenza
Dalton Hermans, Richard J. Webby, Sook-San Wong
What can individuals do to reduce personal health risks from air pollution?
Robert Laumbach, Qingyu Meng, Howard Kipen
The role of rotors in atrial fibrillation
David E. Krummen, Vijay Swarup, Sanjiv M. Narayan
Current outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: evidence from randomized controlled trials
Daniel Fudulu, Umberto Benedetto, Gustavo Guida Pecchinenda, Pierpaolo Chivasso, Vito Domenico Bruno, Filippo Rapetto, Alan Bryan, Gianni Davide Angelini
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock
Improving radiotherapy planning, delivery accuracy, and normal tissue sparing using cutting edge technologies
Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Indrin J. Chetty
Esophageal cancer: staging system and guidelines for staging and treatment
Mark F. Berry
Implementing the new IASLC/ATS/ERS classification of lung adenocarcinomas: results from international and Chinese cohorts
Ming-Ching Lee, Kyuichi Kadota, Daniel Buitrago, David R. Jones, Prasad S. Adusumilli
Premature menopause in young breast cancer: effects on quality of life and treatment interventions
Shoshana M. Rosenberg, Ann H. Partridge
Strategies for the acquisition of transcriptional and epigenetic information in single cells
Guang Li, Elda Dzilic, Nick Flores, Alice Shieh, Sean M. Wu
The role of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β in the infarcted myocardium
Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis
Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance for evaluation of mitral regurgitation prior to mitral valve surgery
Neil K. Mehta, Jiwon Kim, Jonathan Y. Siden, Sara Rodriguez-Diego, Javid Alakbarli, Antonino Di Franco, Jonathan W. Weinsaft
Adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and definitive radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Gwendolyn Cramer, Charles B. Simone II, Theresa M. Busch, Keith A. Cengel

Original Article

Suppressive oligonucleotides inhibit inflammation in a murine model of mechanical ventilator induced lung injury
Julia Scheiermann, Dennis M. Klinman
Five-year update on the mouse model of orthotopic lung transplantation: Scientific uses, tricks of the trade, and tips for success
Xue Lin, Wenjun Li, Jiaming Lai, Mikio Okazaki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Sumiharu Yamamoto, Xingan Wang, Andrew E. Gelman, Daniel Kreisel, Alexander Sasha Krupnick
A pooled analysis of advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients with stable treated brain metastases in two phase II trials receiving bevacizumab and pemetrexed as second-line therapy
Matthew A. Gubens, Jody C. Chuang, Wallace Akerley, Corey J. Langer, Christelle Clément- Duchêne, Melanie San Pedro-Salcedo, A. Dimitrios Colevas, Konstantin Dragnev, Mark A. Socinski, Heather A. Wakelee
Pleurodesis: a comparison of two sclerosing agents for pleural effusions in Mozambique
Ivo Figueiredo, Anilsa Cossa, Anila Hassane, José Sousa, Joaquim Pondo, João Teixeira, Kevan Akrami, Susannah K. Graves, Atul Malhotra, Elizabete A. Nunes

Case Report

Intraoperative near-infrared imaging can identify subcentimeter colorectal cancer lung metastases during pulmonary metastasectomy
Andrew D. Newton, Jarrod D. Predina, Lydia G. Frenzel-Sulyok, Michael H. Shin, Yiqing Wang, Sunil Singhal
A novel strategy for cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation
Ramiro Fernandez, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Ankit Bharat

Editorial

Conservatism strikes back: later is better than earlier dialysis for acute kidney injury
Dana Bielopolski, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Sleep and critical illness: bridging the two pillars at the ATS 2016
Stuti J. Jaiswal, Atul Malhotra, Robert L. Owens
Temperature and duration targets during post-arrest care: choosing the right prescription for the right patient
John C. Greenwood, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Benjamin S. Abella
Examining the paradox of high high-density lipoprotein and elevated cardiovascular risk
Kavisha Singh, Anand Rohatgi
Mortality after red blood cell transfusions from previously pregnant donors: complexities in the interpretation of large data
Susan Kuldanek, Christopher C. Silliman
Optogenetic tools for cell biological applications
Abhirup Mukherjee, Nicole A. Repina, David V. Schaffer, Ravi S. Kane
Editorial on “Transcription factor SPZ1 promotes TWIST-mediated epithelial—mesenchymal transition and oncogenesis in human liver cancer”
Dan J. Raz
Editorial on “Can CT-PET and endoscopic assessment post-neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy predict residual disease in esophageal cancer”
Chia-Ju Liu, Wei Lu
The hemodynamic impact of acute nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: is it safe?
Bo Xu, Reena Mehra
Tumor spread through air space (STAS) is an important predictor of clinical outcome in stage IA lung adenocarcinoma
Hui-Zi Chen, Erin M. Bertino, Kai He
Antiviral prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus reactivation in immune competent patients—the jury remains out
Sara A. Mansfield, Charles H. Cook
Allosterically targeting EGFR drug-resistance gatekeeper mutations
Nicholas Spellmon, Chunying Li, Zhe Yang
Imaging homeostatic sleep pressure and circadian rhythm in the human brain
Zhuo Fang, Hengyi Rao
Tumor mutational burden (TMB) as a biomarker of response to immunotherapy in small cell lung cancer
Yanis Boumber

Letter to the Editor

Response to “VATS vs. thoracotomy regarding postoperative chronic pain”
Emine Ozgur Bayman, Kalpaj R. Parekh, John Keech, Timothy J. Brennan
The role of a decision analysis in treatment of T2N0 esophageal cancer
Tara R. Semenkovich, Bryan F. Meyers, Benjamin D. Kozower, Varun Puri

Review Article on Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Left ventricular assist device driveline infections: recent advances and future goals
Anne-Marie Leuck

Short Communication of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Endobronchial ultrasound—guidance for interstitial photodynamic therapy of locally advanced lung cancer—a new interventional concept
Kassem Harris, Emily Oakley, David Bellnier, Gal Shafirstein

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


Review Article


Original Article


Editorial


Case Report


Guideline

Society for Translational Medicine Expert consensus on the selection of surgical approaches in the management of thoracic esophageal carcinoma
Yousheng Mao, Zhentao Yu, Bin You, Wentao Fang, Brian Badgwell, Mark F. Berry, DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, Chun Chen, Haiquan Chen, Miguel A. Cuesta, Xavier Benoit D’Journo, Guy D. Eslick, Jianhua Fu, Xiangning Fu, Shugeng Gao, Jianxing He, Jie He, Yunchao Huang, Gening Jiang, Zhongmin Jiang, Jae Y. Kim, Danqing Li, Hui Li, Shanqing Li, Deruo Liu, Lunxu Liu, Yongyu Liu, Xiaofei Li, Yin Li, Weimin Mao, Daniela Molena, Christopher R. Morse, Nuria M. Novoa, Lijie Tan, Qunyou Tan, Alper Toker, Ti Tong, Qun Wang, Benny Weksler, Lin Xu, Shidong Xu, Tiansheng Yan, Lanjun Zhang, Xingyi Zhang, Xun Zhang, Zhu Zhang, Xiuyi Zhi, Qinghua Zhou


Letter to the Editor


Short Communication


Surgical Technique



Erratum




Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner


Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner