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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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Journal of Thoracic Disease is endorsed by International COPD Coalition.

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The China Asthma Alliance

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The Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SBCT)

Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery

The Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT)

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Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

Editorial

Programmed death-ligand 1 expression discrepancy between primary tumor and metastatic lymph nodes in non-small cell lung cancer
Waleed Kian, Laila C. Roisman, Nadav Wallach, Dina Levitas, Alexander Yakobson, Yulia Dudnik, Nir Peled, Keren Rouvinov
Is it time to reconsider the need for bullectomy in the surgical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?
Jason M. Ali, Giuseppe Aresu
Significance of topical diagnosis in extreme situations
Igor Klepikov
Objective analysis of postoperative air leaks can aid in decision-making, but does the use of digital drains really impact patient outcomes?
Vijay Joshi, Ioannis Dimarakis
Beyond standard care?—idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients’ perception of care coordinators
Lars Hagmeyer, Winfried Randerath
Lung cancer and obstructive lung disease in never smokers
Remi Yoneyama, Hisashi Saji, Susumu Takeuchi, Norihiko Ikeda
Scoring tools to monitor risk of disease progression in patients with cystic fibrosis
Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo, Margarita Pérez-Ruiz
Thoracoscopic resection of congenital pulmonary airway malformations: timing and technical aspects
Francesco Macchini

Original Article

Perioperative fluid balance and 30-day unplanned readmission after lung cancer surgery: a retrospective study
Tak Kyu Oh, Kwanmien Kim, Jin-Hee Kim, Sung-Hee Han, Jung-Won Hwang
Preliminary experimental outcomes of induced hypercapnia in treatment of obstinate singultus
Toshiro Obuchi, Yoshifumi Makimoto, Akinori Iwasaki
Clinical features and surgical outcomes of type A intramural hematoma
Yi Shi, Yaojun Dun, Hongwei Guo, Yanxiang Liu, Bowen Zhang, Xiangyang Qian, Cuntao Yu, Xiaogang Sun
Is invasive mediastinal staging necessary in intermediate risk patients with negative PET/CT?
Marc Boada, David Sánchez-Lorente, Alejandra Libreros, Carmen M. Lucena, Ramón Marrades, Marcelo Sánchez, Pilar Paredes, Mario Serrano, Angela Guirao, Rudith Guzmán, Núria Viñolas, Francesc Casas, Carles Agustí, Laureano Molins
Determining the optimal puncture site of CT-guided transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy for the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Zhen Zhou, Yujie Dong, Chenghai Li, Dongpo Wang, Yan Lv, Pingxin Lv, Yu Pang
Reverse “L” surgical approach for the management of giant tumors of the cervicothoracic junction
Yuan Zhong, Xuhui Yang, Lianyong Jiang, Rui Hu, Zhaolei Jiang, Mingsong Wang
Diameter and growth rate of the thoracic aorta—analysis based on serial computed tomography scans
Hyoung Woo Chang, Sue Hyun Kim, Arief R. Hakim, Suryeun Chung, Dong Jung Kim, Jae Hang Lee, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim, Kay-Hyun Park
Comparison of metagenomic next-generation sequencing technology, culture and GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Peixin Chen, Wenwen Sun, Yayi He
Intermediate oncologic outcomes after uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for early-stage thymoma
Stevan S. Pupovac, Joshua Newman, Paul C. Lee, Miguel Alexis, Julissa Jurado, Kevin Hyman, Lawrence Glassman, David Zeltsman
Comparison of the progression-free survival between robot-assisted thymectomy and video-assisted thymectomy for thymic epithelial tumors: a propensity score matching study
Xiao-Kun Li, Yang Xu, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Hai Zhou, Wen-Jie Wu, Yi Shen
Comparison of clinical characteristics and inflammatory cytokines between hypoxemic and non-hypoxemic human adenovirus 55 pneumonia
Jeong Uk Lim, Joon Young Choi, Ho Jung Jeong, Jae-Hoon Ko, Ji Eun Lee, Chin Kook Rhee
Fatal toxic effects related to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors based on 53 cohorts with 9,569 participants
Xianhe Xie, Xuewen Wang, Sumei Wu, Haitao Yang, Junjin Liu, Huijuan Chen, Yin Ding, Liting Ling, Heng Lin
Quantifying the learning curve of emergent total arch replacement in acute type A aortic dissection
Huan Liu, Shun Liu, Anthony Zaki, Xiuwen Wang, Shuo Cong, Ye Yang, Jun Li, Hao Lai, Yongxin Sun, Lai Wei, Chunsheng Wang
A simple and reliable method to preoperatively detect a common trunk of the left pulmonary vein
Keisuke Yokota, Katsuhiro Okuda, Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Ichiro Fukai, Masaki Hara, Yushi Saito, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Extended sleeve-lobectomy for centrally located locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer is a feasible approach to avoid pneumonectomy
Luca Voltolini, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Sara Borgianni, Arianna Farronato, Stefano Bongiolatti
The length of the left superior pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobectomy depends on its position to the left atrial appendage
Kentaro Minegishi, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Mitsuru Maki, Shunsuke Endo
del Nido cardioplegia in surgery for aortic root disease: a historically controlled study
Hui Shi, Haiyan Luo, Xiaomin Qi, Hui Zhao, Chaoqi Liu, Hongsong Chen, Runsheng Peng, Zhangsheng Yu, Kejian Hu, Xin Li, Chunsheng Wang
Paravertebral block with modified catheter under surgeon’s direct vision after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Yang Xu, Xiao-Kun Li, Hai Zhou, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Wen-Jie Wu, Yong Qiang, Yi Shen
Staged repair of chronic type A aortic dissection with small true lumen at the descending aorta
Yangfeng Tang, Lin Han, Xinli Fan, Boyao Zhang, Jiajun Zhang, Qin Xue, Zhiyun Xu
Seroradiologic prognostic evaluation of acute exacerbation in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: a retrospective observational study
Toru Arai, Masanori Akira, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Kazunobu Tachibana, Yasushi Inoue, Sayoko Shintani, Tomohisa Okuma, Takahiko Kasai, Seiji Hayashi, Yoshikazu Inoue
Virtual thoracoscopic imaging-assisted pleural marking of pulmonary nodules
Atsushi Sekimura, Shun Iwai, Aika Yamagata, Nozomu Motono, Katsuo Usuda, Hidetaka Uramoto
The value of preoperative spirometry testing for predicting postoperative risk in upper abdominal and thoracic surgery assessed using big-data analysis
Hyung Jun Park, Sung min Kim, Hong Rae Kim, Wonjun Ji, Chang-Min Choi
Total cavopulmonary connection with a new restorative vascular graft: results at 2 years
Leo Bockeria, Thierry Carrel, Anais Lemaire, Vladimir Makarenko, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Martijn Cox, Oleg Svanidze
Evaluation of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for postoperative management of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial
Jae-Geum Shim, Kyoung-Ho Ryu, Pyoung On Kim, Eun-Ah Cho, Jin-Hee Ahn, Ji-Eun Yeon, Sung Hyun Lee, Du-Young Kang
Efficacy and safety of high-dose budesonide/formoterol in patients with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Kyung Hoon Kim, Jongmin Lee, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Yoo-Jin Kim, Jong Hyuk Lee, Chin Kook Rhee
Preoperative evaluation of the segmental artery by three-dimensional image reconstruction vs. thin-section multi-detector computed tomography
Zihan Cui, Cheng Ding, Chang Li, Xinyu Song, Jun Chen, Tengfei Chen, Chun Xu, Jun Zhao
WW and C2 domain-containing protein-3 promoted EBSS-induced apoptosis through inhibiting autophagy in non-small cell lung cancer cells
Qiang Han, Xuezhu Rong, Enhua Wang, Shuli Liu
Distribution of pathogenic bacteria in lower respiratory tract infection in lung cancer patients after chemotherapy and analysis of integron resistance genes in respiratory tract isolates of uninfected patients
Haiyan Liu, Bin Liu, Fade Zheng, Xiaoxia Chen, Lingyun Ye, Yayi He
Utility of the sliding lung sign for the prediction of preoperative intrathoracic adhesions
Takahiro Homma, Toshihiro Ojima, Yutaka Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Shimada, Yushi Akemoto, Naoya Kitamura, Naoki Yoshimura
Prevalence of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in association with the occurrence of acute exacerbations
Monika Fekete, Judit Pako, Anna N. Nemeth, Stefano Tarantini, Janos Tamas Varga
Association between reproductive lifespan and lung function among postmenopausal women
Jun Hyeok Lim, Danbee Kang, Yun Soo Hong, Hoon Kim, Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Hye Yun Park, Juhee Cho
Gender effects on quality of life and symptom burden in patients with lung cancer: results from a prospective, cross-cultural, multi-center study
Myriam Koch, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Krzysztof Tomaszewski, Iwona Tomaszewska, Kjersti Hornslien, Amelie Harle, Juan Arraras, Ofir Morag, Cecilia Pompili, Georgios Ioannidis, Chiara Navarra, Weichu Chie, Colin Johnson, Thomas Bohrer, Annelies Janssens, Dagmara Kulis, Andrew Bottomley, Christian Schulz, Florian Zeman, Michael Koller
Efficient isolation and quantification of circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer patients using peptide-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles
Naixin Liang, Lei Liu, Ping Li, Yuan Xu, Yingshuo Hou, Jiaxi Peng, Yang Song, Zhongxing Bing, Yadong Wang, Yanyu Wang, Ziqi Jia, Xiaoying Yang, Da Li, Huihui Xu, Qian Yu, Shanqing Li, Zhiyuan Hu, Yanlian Yang
The mutation profiles of cell-free DNA in patients with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma who were responsive and non-responsive to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Ruixiang Zhang, Ying Hu, Tao Zhou, Wenbo Han, Yang Liu, Juanjuan Qian, Yanhui Chen, Xianben Liu, Shilei Liu, Yongkui Yu, Hui Zeng, Henghui Zhang, Yin Li
CT-guided blood tattoo for thoracoscopic excision of lung lesions in pediatric patients
Fariha Sheikh, Ryan J. Brandt, Michael J. Tsapakos, Reto M. Baertschiger, Daniel P. Croitoru
Conversion ratio of tacrolimus switching from intravenous infusion to oral administration after lung transplantation
Chun Yang, Yin Xi, Wen-Ying Chen, Lin Sang, Dong-Dong Liu, Rong Zhang, Si-Bei Chen, Jie Zhang, Jie-Yi Pan, Yong-Hao Xv, Lin-Bo Nong, Yi-Min Li, Xiao-Qing Liu
Efficacy of standard chest compressions in patients with Nuss bars
Joshua D. Stearns, Jaffalie Twaibu, Dzifa Kwaku, Vincent Pizziconi, James Abbas, Ashwini Gotimukul, Dawn E. Jaroszewski
Implementation of a pulmonary thromboembolism prophylaxis program in Chinese lung surgery patients: compliance and effectiveness
Lei Shen, Yuping Li, Junrong Ding, Jian Yang, Gening Jiang, Alan D. L. Sihoe
Predicting malignancy: subsolid nodules detected on LDCT in a surgical cohort of East Asian patients
Yung-Hsien Wang, Chieh-Feng Chen, Yen-Kuang Lin, Caleb Chiang, Ching Tzao, Yun Yen
The impact of concordance with a lung cancer diagnosis pathway guideline on treatment access in patients with stage IV lung cancer
Andrew Pattison, Luke Jeagal, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Andrew Pierre, Laura Donahoe, Jonathan Yeung, Gail Darling, Marcelo Cypel, Marc De Perrot, Tom Waddell, Shaf Keshavjee, Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa
A multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis of benign asbestos pleural effusion: a single-center experience
Weizhan Luo, Yunxiang Zeng, Panxiao Shen, Xiaobing Wu, Jinlin Wang, Ximing Zhang
The impact of age on the survival outcomes and risk of radiation pneumonitis in patients with unresectable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy
Tao Zhang, Nan Bi, Zongmei Zhou, Dongfu Chen, Qinfu Feng, Jun Liang, Zefen Xiao, Zhouguang Hui, Jima Lv, Xin Wang, Lei Deng, Wenqing Wang, Wenyang Liu, Jianyang Wang, Yirui Zhai, Luhua Wang
MiR-212-3p mediates apoptosis and invasion of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma through inhibition of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by targeting SOX4
Zilong Wu, Boyao Yu, Lei Jiang

Short Communication

Cell morphological analysis of SARS-CoV-2 infection by transmission electron microscopy
Jin Zhao, Hongxia Zhou, Wenjing Huang, Jinchao Zhou, Minshan Qiu, Zhenxuan Deng, Liping Chen, Yunceng Weng, Lihua Cai, Yingying Gu, Qianwei Zheng, Qimin Chen, Xiaotao Hou, Lin Wang, Lihan Shen, Zifeng Yang

Surgical Technique

Simultaneous lung and cardiac surgery: first case of a totally robotic approach
Roberto Corzani, Luca Luzzi, Gianfranco Lisi, Gianni Capannini, Luca Marchetti, Giulia Guaccio, Daniele Marianello, Virginia Lisi, Marco Ghisalberti, Piero Paladini

Guideline

Expert consensus-based laboratory testing of SARS-CoV-2
Zifeng Yang, Jie Wu, Feng Ye, Bing Zhu, Wenda Guan, Jicheng Huang, Zhou Songyang, Yong Liu, Yi Chen, Quiling Du, Jingxian Chen, Yu Zhang, Changwen Ke, Yongping Lin, Baoqing Sun, Jun Zeng, Ling Chen, Jiankang Ren, Xiwen Jiang, Minfei Yu, Biao Di, Nanshan Zhong, Lei Zheng
Expert recommendations on the management of childhood bronchial asthma during the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic
China Association for Promotion of Health Science and Technology Child Allergy Professional Committee

Review Article of GARD Section2

Balneotherapy and hydrotherapy in chronic respiratory disease
Nikolai Khaltaev, Umberto Solimene, Federico Vitale, Alessandro Zanasi

Editorial of Sleep Section3

British Sleep Society: the COVID-19 pandemic response
Joerg Steier, Simon Durrant, Alanna Hare, on behalf of the BSS Executive Committee

Original Article of Sleep Section3

Screening for obstructive sleep apnea with novel hybrid acoustic smartphone app technology
Roxana Tiron, Graeme Lyon, Hannah Kilroy, Ahmed Osman, Nicola Kelly, Niall O’Mahony, Cesar Lopes, Sam Coffey, Stephen McMahon, Michael Wren, Kieran Conway, Niall Fox, John Costello, Redmond Shouldice, Katharina Lederer, Ingo Fietze, Thomas Penzel

Editorial on Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment4

Current status, challenges and perspectives: immunotherapy and tumour microenvironment in thoracic cancer
Peng Luo, Clare Y. Slaney, Jian Zhang
Combining immunotherapy and radiotherapy in lung cancer: a promising future?
Jieling Zhou, Qian Huang, Zijian Huang, Jiqiang Li
Tissue-specific tumour microenvironments are an emerging determinant of immunotherapy responses
Amanda J. Oliver, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for thoracic cancers— challenges and opportunities
Jack D. Chan, Aaron J. Harrison, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
CAR-T cell therapy for lung cancer: a promising but challenging future
Shupeng Zhong, Yingqiang Cui, Qian Liu, Size Chen
Cancer patient stratification based on the tumor microenvironment
Le Ying, Feng Yan, Dakang Xu
Brain metastases: lessons and challenges in the targeted therapy and immunotherapy era
Peter Kar Han Lau
Multiomics and machine learning in lung cancer prognosis
Yanan Gao, Rui Zhou, Qingwen Lyu
Innovative approaches to immunotherapy in breast cancer
Kylie M. Quinn

Short Communication on Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment4

Challenges of PD-L1 testing in non-small cell lung cancer and beyond
Minyu Wang, Sen Wang, Joseph A. Trapani, Paul J. Neeson

Disclosure:

1. The series “iMDT Corner” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding.

2. The series “GARD Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Yousser Mohammad and Alvaro A. Cruz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

3. The series “Sleep Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Walter McNicholas served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

4. The series “Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Peng Luo, Clare Y. Slaney and Jian Zhang served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Letter to the Editor



Surgical Technique


iMDT Corner



Editorial Commentary



Editorial on the 3rd International Cough Conference