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

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Editorial

Robotic sleeve resections: new territory but not the final frontier
Byron D. Patton
Robotic sleeve lobectomy-recent advances
Ben Shanahan, Katie E. O’Sullivan, Karen C. Redmond
Surgical treatment of invasive thymomas: which approach?
Angelo Carretta
Imaging for malignant pleural effusions—still no routine role of positron emission tomography
David T. Arnold, Nick Maskell
Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus metastasectomy for oligometastases
Haoming Qiu, Alan W. Katz, Michael T. Milano
Will minimally invasive sleeve resection become the future trend for treatment of advanced lung cancer?
Takayuki Kosaka, Kimihiro Shimizu, Seshiru Nakazawa, Kai Obayashi, Yoichi Ohtaki, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Mogi, Ken Shirabe
A customized, covered metallic stent to repair a postoperative bronchopleural fistula: a promising endobronchial approach
Masahide Oki, Yukio Seki
Multiport and uniportal VATS sleeve resections
Gregor J. Kocher
Pulmonary artery denervation: a novel treatment modality for pulmonary hypertension
Trixie Le, Christian Makar, Philip Morway, Nir Hoftman, Soban Umar
Innovating customized stents for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula
Oren Fruchter

Original Article

Efficacy and safety profile of roflumilast in a real-world experience
Aykut Cilli, Halid Bal, Hakan Gunen
Quantitative FDG PET/CT may help risk-stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients at risk for recurrence following anatomic resection
Stephanie Harmon, Christopher W. Seder, Song Chen, Anne Traynor, Robert Jeraj, Justin D. Blasberg
Prognostic factors of advanced or postoperative recurrent non-small cell lung cancer targeted with immune check point inhibitors
Yoshinobu Ichiki, Akihiro Taira, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Masatoshi Kanayama, Yusuke Nabe, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Yoshihisa Fujino, Fumihiro Tanaka
Platelet-leukocyte rich gel application in the prevention of deep sternal wound problems after cardiac surgery in obese diabetic patients
Harry Vermeer, Silvia S. F. Aalders-Bouhuijs, Jacoline Steinfelder-Visscher, Stefan M. van der Heide, Wim J. Morshuis
Greater survival despite increased complication rates following lung transplant for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency compared to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
John R. Spratt, Roland Z. Brown, Kyle Rudser, Umesh Goswami, Marshall I. Hertz, Jagadish Patil, Irena Cich, Sara J. Shumway, Gabriel Loor
Efficacy of perioperative chemotherapy for pulmonary high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas: a propensity score matching analysis
Hiroyuki Ogawa, Yugo Tanaka, Yoshitaka Kitamura, Nahoko Shimizu, Takefumi Doi, Daisuke Hokka, Shinya Tane, Wataru Nishio, Masahiro Yoshimura, Yoshimasa Maniwa
Influence of prophylactic antibiotic duration on postoperative pneumonia following pulmonary lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer
Hiroyuki Deguchi, Makoto Tomoyasu, Wataru Shigeeda, Yuka Kaneko, Hironaga Kanno, Hajime Saito
Evaluation of high-risk pulmonary nodules and pathologic correlation in patients enrolled in a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) program
Kaleen Kassem, Mark Shapiro, Lyall Gorenstein, Killol Patel, Christina Laird
Thromboelastography or rotational thromboelastometry for bleeding management in adults undergoing cardiac surgery: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
Caie Li, Qiming Zhao, Kun Yang, Luxia Jiang, Jing Yu
Diagnostic value of ProGRP for small cell lung cancer in different stages
Aoran Dong, Jiali Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Xiubao Ren, Xinwei Zhang
Oxygenation impairment in patients with acute aortic dissection is associated with disorders of coagulation and fibrinolysis: a prospective observational study
Zhifeng Gao, Xin Pei, Chen He, Yuefeng Wang, Jiakai Lu, Mu Jin, Weiping Cheng
Prognosis of upstaged N1 and N2 disease after curative resection in patients with clinical N0 non-small cell lung cancer
Jae Kil Park, Youngkyu Moon
The effect of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation on parenchymal remodeling detected by quantitative computed tomography
Caterina Salito, Andrea Aliverti, Davide Tosi, Francesca Pennati, Rosaria Carrinola, Lorenzo Rosso, Paolo Tarsia, Letizia Corinna Morlacchi, Mario Nosotti, Alessandro Palleschi
A rapid shallow breathing index threshold of 85 best predicts extubation success in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure
Reza Goharani, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Iman H. Galal, Leonardo Cordeiro de Souza, Behrooz Farzanegan, Farshid R. Bashar, Michele Vitacca, Seyedpouzhia Shojaei, Seyed M. M. Mosavinasab, Shunsuke Takaki, Andrew C. Miller
A micro-costing evaluation of lobectomy by thoracotomy versus thoracoscopy
Maud Charvin, Hans Martin Späth, Alain Bernard, Anne-Claire Bertaux
Comparative study of anatomic lung resection by robotic vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Lingling Huang, Yaxing Shen, Mark Onaitis
The use of surgery in a real-world clinic to diagnose and treat pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients
Bumhee Yang, Hyun Lee, Taebum Lee, Sun-Hyung Kim, Min Young Kim, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Sumin Shin, Seonwoo Kim, Kyung Soo Lee, O. Jung Kwon, Hojoong Kim
Long-term outcomes of balloon-expandable bare stent as chimney stent in thoracic endovascular aortic repair for supra-aortic branches reconstruction
Fei Liu, Wei Zhang, Guili Wang, Tong Yuan, Xiaolong Shu, Daqiao Guo, Lixin Wang, Weiguo Fu
Defining the role of adjuvant radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: a propensity-matched landmark analysis of the National Cancer Database
David B. Nelson, David C. Rice, Kyle G. Mitchell, Anne S. Tsao, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Mara B. Antonoff, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Garrett L. Walsh, Stephen G. Swisher, Jack A. Roth, Daniel R. Gomez, Reza J. Mehran, Boris Sepesi
Combining current of injury and P-wave sensing optimized right atrial active-fixation leads implantation
Meng-Rong Chen, Fei-Long Zhang, Wei-Wei Wang, Xue-Hai Chen, Jian-Hua Chen, Liang-Long Chen
Effects of glycyrrhizin on lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in a mouse model
Song Am Lee, Seung Hyun Lee, Jin Yong Kim, Woo Surng Lee
Classification and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outpatients in China according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017: comparison with GOLD 2014
Yanan Cui, Zhongshang Dai, Lijuan Luo, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
The impact of low forced vital capacity on behavior restrictions in a population with airflow obstruction
Noeul Kang, Sun Hye Shin, Seonhye Gu, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho, Ho Jung Jeong, Gee Young Suh, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park
Impacts of incomplete revascularization following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting on clinical outcomes of patients with triple-vessel lesions: insights from a single-center study of propensity-matched data
Qiang Ji, Yun Zhao, Kai Zhu, Kai Song, Jinqiang Shen, Yulin Wang, Ye Yang, Wenjun Ding, Limin Xia, Chunsheng Wang
Computed tomography of the chest in unilateral pleural effusions: outcome of the British Thoracic Society guideline
Simon Reuter, Dennis Lindgaard, Christian Laursen, Barbara Malene Fischer, Paul Frost Clementsen, Uffe Bodtger
Difference in central nerve system metastasis during gefitinib or erlotinib therapy in patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective study
Kazushi Yoshida, Shintaro Kanda, Hideaki Shiraishi, Keiko Goto, Kota Itahashi, Yasushi Goto, Hidehito Horinouchi, Yutaka Fujiwara, Hiroshi Nokihara, Noboru Yamamoto, Yuichiro Ohe
Role of wedge resection in bronchial carcinoid (BC) tumors: SEER database analysis
Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Navneet Narula, Abu Nasar, Sebron Harrison, Benjamin Lee, Brendon M. Stiles, Christopher Lau, Nasser K. Altorki, Jeffrey L. Port
A novel fully covered self-expandable segmental metallic stents for the treatment of refractory esophageal stenosis
Yonghua Bi, Jianzhuang Ren, Jindong Li, Zepeng Yu, Xinwei Han, Gang Wu
Circulating free tumor-derived DNA to detect EGFR mutations in patients with advanced NSCLC: French subset analysis of the ASSESS study
Marc G. Denis, Marie-Pierre Lafourcade, Gwenaëlle Le Garff, Charles Dayen, Lionel Falchero, Pascal Thomas, Chrystèle Locher, Gérard Oliviero, Muriel Licour, Martin Reck, Nicola Normanno, Olivier Molinier
Influence of comorbidities in long-term survival of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
Selma Aydogan Eroglu, Hakan Gunen, Halil Ibrahim Yakar, Ethem Yildiz, Murat Kavas, Dildar Duman
Impact of initial plasma presepsin level for clinical outcome in hospitalized patients with pneumonia
Motoi Ugajin, Yu Matsuura, Kei Matsuura, Hiroshi Matsuura
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases: a meta-analysis
Zhiguo Zhang, Hongwei Guo, Yuanli Lu, Wei Hao, Lei Han
Novel approach for predicting occult lymph node metastasis in peripheral clinical stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Cheng-Yang Song, Daisuke Kimura, Takehiro Sakai, Takao Tsushima, Ikuo Fukuda
Comparison between monitored anesthesia care and general anesthesia in patients undergoing device closure of atrial septal defect
Yong-Seok Park, Dae-Kee Choi, Jiwon Kang, Jihoon Park, Kyoung-Woon Joung, In-Cheol Choi
Saving the split: the benefits of VATS thymectomy
Daniel J. Gross, Bardiya Zangbar, Nagarajan Muthu, Erin H. Chang, Abbasali Badami, Louis Stein, Rainer Gruessner, Robert Poston
Four-arm robotic lung resection versus muscle-sparing mini-thoracotomy: retrospective experience
Marion Durand, Elias Dabboura, Laurent Lamonerie, Anne Herkert, Véronique Zarka, Anne-Sophie Carrier, Stanislas Ropert
Outcomes comparison between neoadjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer patients
Xiaoting Tao, Chongze Yuan, Difan Zheng, Ting Ye, Yunjian Pan, Yawei Zhang, Jiaqing Xiang, Hong Hu, Haiquan Chen, Yihua Sun
Expression of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) and its prognostic value in pleural mesothelioma
Jeronimo Rafael Rodríguez-Cid, Orlando García-Acevedo, Javier Benjamin-Contreras, Diana Bonilla-Molina, Rodrigo Rafael Flores-Mariñelarena, Luis Martínez-Barrera, Jorge Arturo Alatorre-Alexander, Carla Paola Sanchez-Ríos, Maria del Rosario Flores-Soto, Patricio Javier Santillan-Doherty, Erika Sagrario Peña-Mirabal
Clinical outcome and hemodynamic performance of St. Jude Trifecta aortic prosthesis: short-term follow-up and risk factors analysis
Paolo Nardi, Calogera Pisano, Fabio Bertoldo, Sara Rita Vacirca, Monica Greci, Carlo Bassano, Antonio Scafuri, Antonio Pellegrino, Giovanni Ruvolo
Perioperative outcome of lung cancer surgery in women: results from a Spanish nationwide prospective cohort study
Juan J. Fibla, Laureano Molins, Florencio Quero, José Miguel Izquierdo, David Sánchez, Jorge Hernández, Clara Bayarri, Marc Boada, Ángela Guirao, Antonio Cueto, on behalf of the Group of Postoperative Complications of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgeons (GCP-SECT)
Usefulness of impulse oscillometry for the assessment of bronchodilator response in elderly patients with chronic obstructive airway disease
Jin-Han Park, Jae Ha Lee, Hyo-Jung Kim, Nari Jeong, Hang-Jea Jang, Hyun-Kuk Kim, Chan Sun Park
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in cancer patients
Horiana B. Grosu, Macarena R. Vial, Mike Hernandez, Liang Li, Roberto F. Casal, Georgie A. Eapen, David E. Ost
A faster detection method for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin—POCT quantum dot fluorescence immunoassay
Peiling Zhou, Haohao Liu, Lan Gong, Bo Tang, Yabing Shi, Chengjian Yang, Zhijun Han
Single-port thoracoscopic wedge resection using the Endo GIA Radial Reload: outcome of 15 cases
Atsushi Sano
Hydrogen gas inhalation ameliorates lung injury after hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation
Duk Hwan Moon, Du-Young Kang, Seok Jin Haam, Tetsuya Yumoto, Kohei Tsukahara, Taihei Yamada, Atsunori Nakao, Sungsoo Lee
Intramuscular stimulation as a novel alternative method of pain management after thoracic surgery
Duk Hwan Moon, Jinyoung Park, Du-Young Kang, Hye Sun Lee, Sungsoo Lee
Outcomes of concurrent chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for esophageal squamous cell cancer patients presenting with oligometastases
Yongshun Chen, Xinyu Cheng, Haixia Song, Abraham J. Wu, Geoffrey Y. Ku, Percy Lee, Marije Slingerland, Kazuo Koyanagi, Shaobo Ke, Hu Qiu, Wei Shi, Yi Gao, Jiamei Chen, written on behalf of AME Radiation Oncology Collaborative Group
The utility of the Stapler with PGA sheet for pulmonary wedge resection: a propensity score-matched analysis
Wataru Shigeeda, Hiroyuki Deguchi, Makoto Tomoyasu, Yuka Kaneko, Hironaga Kanno, Tatsuo Tanita, Hajime Saito
Fungal infection in lung transplant recipients in perioperative period from one lung transplant center
Weizhen Qiao, Jian Zou, Fengfeng Ping, Zhenge Han, Lingling Li, Xiuzhi Wang
Vitamin C alone does not improve treatment outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis or septic shock: a retrospective cohort study
Jee Hwan Ahn, Dong Kyu Oh, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
Routine practice in mechanical ventilation in cardiac surgery in Italy
Elena Bignami, Antonio Di Lullo, Francesco Saglietti, Marcello Guarnieri, Vincenzo Pota, Sabino Scolletta, Carlo Alberto Volta, Luigi Vetrugno, Franco Cavaliere, Luigi Tritapepe
Thymic epithelial tumor complicated by immunological abnormalities: results from a single-center retrospective study in China
Tian-Yan Shi, Xiao-Hong Wen, Xu-Hua Shi, Yue-Wu Lu
β-blockers might be associated with a reduced risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in acute myocardial infarction patients
Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Yibo He, Feier Song, Shiqun Chen, Zhaodong Guo, Bowen Liu, Li Lei, Lihao He, Jiyan Chen, Ning Tan, Yong Liu
Simple pre-procedure risk stratification tool for contrast-induced nephropathy
Zhonghan Ni, Yan Liang, Nianjin Xie, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Shiqun Chen, Jianfeng Ye, Yibo He, Wei Guo, Ning Tan, Jiyan Chen, Yong Liu, Zhujun Chen, Shouhong Wang
Novel risk model for predicting acute adverse drug reactions following cardiac catheterization from TRUST study (The Safety and toleRability of UltraviSt in Patients Undergoing Cardiac CaTheterization)
Yibo He, Yuming Huang, Junqing Yang, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Feier Song, Shiqun Chen, Ning Tan, Zhonghan Ni, Yong Liu, Jiyan Chen

Short Communication

Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung diseases secondary to systemic rheumatic diseases: a prospective study and review of the literature
Andreina Manfredi, Marco Sebastiani, Stefania Cerri, Caterina Vacchi, Roberto Tonelli, Giovanni Della Casa, Giulia Cassone, Amelia Spinella, Pancaldi Fabrizio, Fabrizio Luppi, Carlo Salvarani

Surgical Technique

Subxiphoid robotic-assisted right pneumonectomy
C. Puwalani Vidanapathirana, Pavlos Papoulidis, Marco Nardini, Jason Trevis, Chris Bayliss, Joel Dunning
Revascularization of right coronary artery chronic total occlusion by bilateral knuckle technique
Liang Guo, Qigang Guan

iMDT Corner

Bone cement is a suitable treatment for sternal reconstruction in patients with recurrent sternal wound infections
Jianfei Shen, Junhong Lin, Hongfei Ge, Ke Jin, Ahmet Kilic, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Francesco Nappi, Taufiek Konrad Rajab, Min Kong, Baofu Chen
Multidisciplinary team approach on massive postpartum pulmonary thromboembolism: experience from three cases
Hyeran Kang, Yoon Mi Shin, Sang Min Kim, Yook Kim, Laura Adelaide Dalla Vecchia, Kwok Ming Ho

Editorial of Air Pollution Section

Health effects of air pollution: what we need to know and to do in the next decade
Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Ian M. Adcock, Zhipeng Bai, Kian Fan Chung, Xiaoli Duan, Zhangfu Fang, Jicheng Gong, Feng Li, Richard K. Miller, Xinghua Qiu, David Q. Rich, Bin Wang, Yongjie Wei, Dongqun Xu, Tao Xue, Yinping Zhang, Mei Zheng, Tong Zhu

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


Brief Report


Editorial


Case Report


Perspective


Letter to the Editor


Surgical Technique






Editorial Commentary