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Radiopaque preventive landmarks’ placement during stentless bioprosthesis implantation
Niki Lama, Vasileios Patris, Dimitrios Fagkrezos, Petros Moschouris, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Charikleia Triantopoulou, Petros Maniatis, Mihalis Argiriou
Neuregulin1 acts as a suppressor in human lung adenocarcinoma via AKT and ERK1/2 pathway
Youya Wang, Zhifeng Ning, Xuefeng Zhou, Zetian Yang, Hexiao Tang, Ming Xu, Xianguo Wang, Jinping Zhao, Yuting Bai
Five-year survival analysis and prognostic factors in patients operated on for non-small cell lung cancer with N2 disease
Mariusz Łochowski, Barbara Łochowska, Marek Rębowski, Daniel Brzeziński, Bartosz Cieślik-Wolski, Józef Kozak
Altered expression of TIAM1 in endotoxin-challenged airway epithelial cells and rodent septic models
Jie Ma, Chuanxi Chen, Yongjun Liu, Mahendra Damarla, Becky M. Vonakis, Xiangdong Guan, Li Gao
Regulatory T cells may play a protection role in postoperative pulmonary dysfunction in rheumatic heart disease
Xiao-Yang Zhang, Lin Zhou, Zhen Guo, Ye Kong, Wei Zhang, Li-Ming Lu, Xin Li
Sensitive miRNA markers for the detection and management of NSTEMI acute myocardial infarction patients
Guoyong Liu, Xiaowei Niu, Xiaoxue Meng, Zheng Zhang
A comparison between laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal intubation for anaesthesia in adult patients undergoing NUSS procedure
Songsong Mao, Xiaojun Du, Jue Ma, Guangyan Zhang, Jianxiu Cui
Prognostic value of lymph node ratio after induction therapy in stage IIIA/N2 non-small cell lung cancer: a monocentric clinical study
Benedikt Haager, Sebastian Wiesemann, Bernward Passlick, Severin Schmid
Hydrogen gas inhalation protects against cigarette smokeinduced COPD development in mice
Wenju Lu, Defu Li, Jieying Hu, Huijun Mei, Jiaze Shu, Zhen Long, Liang Yuan, Difei Li, Ruijuan Guan, Yuanyuan Li, Jingyi Xu, Tao Wang, Hongwei Yao, Nanshan Zhong, Zeguang Zheng
Ultrasound-guided pleural cutting needle biopsy: accuracy and factors influencing diagnostic yield
Yuxin Zhang, Jiaxin Tang, Xinghua Zhou, Dazhi Zhou, Jinlin Wang, Qing Tang
Esophagectomy after endoscopic submucosal dissection for esophageal carcinoma
Wen-Ping Wang, Peng-Zhi Ni, Jin-Lin Yang, Jun-Chao Wu, Yu-Shang Yang, Long-Qi Chen
Non-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy for interstitial lung disease: a single-center experience
Chang-Seok Jeon, Dong Woog Yoon, Seong Mi Moon, Sumin Shin, Jong Ho Cho, Sangmin M. Lee, Hyun Joo Ahn, Jie Ae Kim, Mikyung Yang
Comparison of clinical characteristics and management of asthma by types of health care in South Korea
Eun Yeong Cho, Ki Jong Oh, Chin Kook Rhee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Bo Yeon Kim, Hye Won Bae, Byung-Jae Lee, Dong-Chull Choi, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park
Clinical assessment of airway stent placement in patients with malignant airway lesions
Sha Huang, Jinming Xu, Zhou An, Ping Yuan, Huiling Xu, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
Impact of the favorable prognosis of patients with lung cancer adjoining bullae
Shuichi Shinohara, Masakazu Sugaya, Takamitsu Onitsuka, Kazuhiko Machida, Masaki Matsuo, Kazuo Kato, Fumihiro Tanaka
A novel model for dissecting roles of IL-17 in lung transplantation
Rongjuan Chen, Fan Liang, Qirui Chen, Jiangnan Xu, Yaozhong Ding
Comparison of enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Pengcheng He, Yuanhui Liu, Xuebiao Wei, Lei Jiang, Wei Guo, Zhiqiang Guo, Chunying Lin, Ning Tan, Jiyan Chen
Risk factors for noninvasive ventilation failure in patients with post-extubation acute respiratory failure after cardiac surgery
Yang Liu, Zhao An, Jinqiang Chen, Yaoyang Liu, Yangfeng Tang, Qingqi Han, Fanglin Lu, Hao Tang, Zhiyun Xu
Functional miRNA variants affect lung cancer susceptibility and platinum-based chemotherapy response
Chao Fang, Xiang-Ping Li, Yi-Xin Chen, Na-Yiyuan Wu, Ji-Ye Yin, Wei Zhang, Hong-Hao Zhou, Zhao-Qian Liu
Bivalirudin versus heparin in percutaneous coronary intervention—a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials stratified by adjunctive glycoprotein IIb/IIIa strategy
Mahesh Anantha-Narayanan, Dixitha Anugula, Nagarjuna R. Gujjula, Yogesh N. V. Reddy, Janani Baskaran, Manu Kaushik, Venkata M. Alla, Ganesh Raveendran
Late clinical outcomes after mechanical aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: old versus new prostheses
Heemoon Lee, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Dong Seop Jeong, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee Chough Carriere, Pyo Won Park
Surgery for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer: survival and prognostic factors
Mamdoh Al-Ameri, Michael Persson, Per Bergman, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ulrik Sartipy
Impact of major bleeding on the risk of acute kidney injury in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Wei Liu, Ziwei Xi, Chengxiong Gu, Ran Dong, Jumana AlHelal, Zhenxian Yan
Computed tomography criteria for the use of advanced localization techniques in minimally invasive thoracoscopic lung resection
Min P. Kim, Duc T. Nguyen, Edward Y. Chan, Leonora M. Meisenbach, Lisa M. Kopas, Edward A. Graviss, Alan B. Lumsden, Nakul Gupta
Effect of pneumoperitoneum and steep reverse-Trendelenburg position on mean systemic filling pressure, venous return, and microcirculation during esophagectomy
Huaiwu He, Guillem Gruartmoner, Yilmaz Ince, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Bart F. Geerts, Can Ince, Markus W. Hollmann, Dawei Liu, Denise P. Veelo
The introduction of a high-fidelity simulation program for training pediatric critical care personnel reduces the times to manage extracorporeal membrane oxygenation emergencies and improves teamwork
Matteo Di Nardo, Piero David, Francesca Stoppa, Roberto Lorusso, Massimiliano Raponi, Antonio Amodeo, Corrado Cecchetti, Yigit Guner, Fabio S. Taccone
The role of prophylactic cranial irradiation in surgically resected combined small cell lung cancer: a retrospective study
Yiting Wang, Jianlin Xu, Baohui Han, Qingquan Luo, Heng Zhao, Changxing Lv, Jiaming Wang, Jun Liu, Xiaolong Fu
Selective versus systematic lymph node dissection (other than sampling) for clinical N2-negative non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies
Han Han, Yue Zhao, Haiquan Chen
Endoscopy in aortic valve repair: does it worth it?
Fanar Mourad, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Jaroslav Benedik, Juri Lubarski, Daniel Wendt, Mohamed El Gabry, Heinz Jakob, Konstantinos Tsagakis
Pre-operative use of aspirin in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and updated metaanalysis
Karla Solo, Shahar Lavi, Tawfiq Choudhury, Janet Martin, Immaculate F. Nevis, Chun Shing Kwok, Rafail A. Kotronias, Natsumi Nishina, Sandro Sponga, Diana Ayan, Mamas A. Mamas, Rodrigo Bagur
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement in surgically resected stage IA lung adenocarcinoma
Sun Hye Shin, Hyun Lee, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Yong Soo Choi, Myung-Hee Shin, Seonwoo Kim, Joungho Han, Kyung Soo Lee, Young Mog Shim, O. Jung Kwon, Hojoong Kim
Diagnosis of thoracic endometriosis with immunohistochemistry
Yo Kawaguchi, Jun Hanaoka, Yasuhiko Ohshio, Tomoyuki Igarashi, Keigo Okamoto, Ryosuke Kaku, Kazuki Hayashi, Mitsuaki Ishida
Extended resections of large thymomas: importance of en bloc thymectomy
José Francisco Corona-Cruz, Raúl Alejandro López-Saucedo, Laura Alejandra Ramírez-Tirado, Delia Pérez-Montiel, Josué Andrés González-Luna, Edgardo Jiménez-Fuentes, Oscar Arrieta
Hemodynamic changes lead to alterations in aortic diameters and may challenge further stent graft sizing in acute aortic syndrome
Julia Lortz, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Christos Rammos, Alexander Lind, Thomas Schlosser, Heinz Jakob, Tienush Rassaf, Rolf Alexander Jánosi
Non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery: initial experience at a single center
Youngkyu Moon, Zeead M. AlGhamdi, Joonpyo Jeon, Wonjung Hwang, Yunho Kim, Sook Whan Sung
Video-assisted thoracoscopic versus open thoracotomy lobectomy: a Swedish nationwide cohort study
Mamdoh Al-Ameri, Per Bergman, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ulrik Sartipy
Pneumothorax in teenagers: reducing recurrence through resection of superior segment of lower lobe
Toshiro Obuchi, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Jun-Ichi Wakahara, Toshihiko Moroga, Naofumi Miyahara, Akinori Iwasaki
Does protruding type 1 esophageal cancer really have a good response to radiation therapy?—a retrospective observational study
Naoya Ishibashi, Masaharu Hata, Toshiya Maebayashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Masahiro Okada
Effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation and correlations in between functional parameters, extent of thoracic surgery and severity of post-operative complications: randomized clinical trial
Attila Vagvolgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Maria Kerti, George Agathou, Paul Vadasz, Janos Varga
Surgery for hemoptysis in patients with benign lung disease
Ju Sik Yun, Sang Yun Song, Kook Joo Na, Seok Kim, Keun-Ho Jang, In Seok Jeong, Sang Gi Oh
Effect of different thoracic anesthesia on postoperative cough
Zhenzhu Chen, Qinglong Dong, Lixia Liang
Comparison of open surgical versus hybrid endovascular repair for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms with distal arch involvement
Hyun-Chel Joo, Young-Nam Youn, Young-Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Jong Yun Won, Do Yun Lee, Kyung-Jong Yoo
Postoperative morphine consumption and anaesthetic management of patients undergoing video-assisted or robotic-assisted lung resection: a prospective, propensity score-matched study
Gary Duclos, Aude Charvet, Noémie Resseguier, Delphine Trousse, Xavier-Benoit D’Journo, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Marc Leone
Xiphoid-sparing midline sternotomy reduces wound infection risk after coronary bypass surgery
Aref Rashed, Zsofia Verzar, Nasri Alotti, Karoly Gombocz
A tertiary care cancer center experience with carboplatin and pemetrexed in combination with pembrolizumab in comparison with carboplatin and pemetrexed alone in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer
Muhammad Zubair Afzal, Konstantin Dragnev, Keisuke Shirai
Multimodality therapy in subclassified stage IIIA–N2 non-small cell lung cancer patients according to the Robinson classification: heterogeneity and management
Hans-Stefan Hofmann, Jan Braess, Susanne Leipelt, Michael Allgäuer, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Tamas Szoeke, Christian Grosser, Michael Pfeifer, Michael Ried
Effect of invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma on lung cancer-specific survival after surgical resection: a population-based study
Seok Whan Moon, Si Young Choi, Mi Hyoung Moon
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman infection of cynomolgus macaques of Chinese origin
Jing Zhang, Ming Guo, Yan Rao, Yong Wang, Qiaoyang Xian, Qian Yu, Zhixiang Huang, Xin Wang, Rong Bao, Junqiu Yue, Zhijiao Tang, Ke Zhuang, Li Zhou, Zhuoya Li
Medullar impairment resolves hiccups
Toshiro Obuchi, Jun-ichi Wakahara, Naoyuki Fujimura, Akinori Iwasaki
Early results of new endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for craniofacial hyperhidrosis
Duk Hwan Moon, Du-Young Kang, Dong Won Kim, Min Kyun Kang, Sungsoo Lee
Concomitant mitral valve surgery in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
Byung Jin Kim, Yun Seok Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Min Ho Ju, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung
Application of a three-dimensional video system in the training for uniportal thoracoscopic surgery
Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim, Young Ho Choi
Perioperative outcome after open and thoracoscopic segmentectomy for the treatment of malignant and benign pulmonary lesions: a propensity-matched analysis
Alberto Lopez-Pastorini, Aris Koryllos, Jost Schnell, Thomas Galetin, Jérôme Defosse, Mark Schieren, Corinna Ludwig, Erich Stoelben
Clinical predictors of the effectiveness of tiotropium in adults with symptomatic asthma: a real-life study
Wen-Chien Cheng, Bing-Ru Wu, Wei-Chih Liao, Chih-Yu Chen, Wei-Chun Chen, Te-Chun Hsia, Chih-Yen Tu, Chia-Hung Chen, Wu-Huei Hsu
Intraoperative method based on tricuspid annular circumference in patients with mild or no tricuspid regurgitation during left-sided cardiac valve surgery for the prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty
Mohammad Sharif Popal, Jin-Tao Fu, Qiu-Ming Hu, Tian-Ge Luo, Shuai Zheng, Xu Meng
Risk factors and short-term prognosis of preoperative renal insufficiency in infective endocarditis
Yang Liu, Hang Zhang, Yaoyang Liu, Qingqi Han, Yangfeng Tang, Libo Zhao, Fan Qiao, Zhiyun Xu, Min Yu, Zhongxiang Yuan
Pathophysiological mechanism of post-lobectomy air leaks
Aaron R. Casha, Luca Bertolaccini, Liberato Camilleri, Alexander Manche, Marilyn Gauci, Gor Melikyan, Ruben Gatt, Krzysztof Dudek, Piergiorgio Solli, Joseph N. Grima
Prognostic factors of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Shangbiao Li, Rui Zhu, Dianhe Li, Na Li, Xiaoxia Zhu
Air leak pattern shown by digital chest drainage system predict prolonged air leakage after pulmonary resection for patients with lung cancer
Yasushi Shintani, Soichiro Funaki, Naoko Ose, Tomohiro Kawamura, Ryu Kanzaki, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy and segmentectomy for pulmonary sequestration
Tzu-Hung Lin, Wei-Li Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Yi-Ting Yen, Wu-Wei Lai, Yau-Lin Tseng, Ying-Yuan Chen
Tubeless single-port thoracoscopic sublobar resection: indication and safety
Chao-Yu Liu, Po-Kuei Hsu, Hung-Che Chien, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Chien-Kun Ting, Mei-Yung Tsou
Thoracoscopic segmentectomy for small-sized peripheral lung cancer
Mingyon Mun, Masayuki Nakao, Yosuke Matsuura, Junji Ichinose, Ken Nakagawa, Sakae Okumura
Diagnosis of the cause of chronic dyspnoea in primary and tertiary care: characterizing diagnostic confidence
Yao C. Huang, Olivia R. Ferry, Scott C. McKenzie, Rayleen V. Bowman, Michael Hamilton, Philip J. Masel, Kwun M. Fong, Ian A. Yang
Pulmonary metastasectomy: a cross sectional survey
James M. Caristo, David H. Tian, Tristan D. Yan
Robot assisted esophagectomy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Xiaobin Zhang, Yuchen Su, Yu Yang, Yifeng Sun, Bo Ye, Xufeng Guo, Teng Mao, Rong Hua, Zhigang Li
Continuous 389 cases of Da Vinci robot-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in treatment of non-small cell lung cancer: experience in Shanghai Chest Hospital
Jia Huang, Jiantao Li, Hanyue Li, Hao Lin, Peiji Lu, Qingquan Luo
Application of triple-chimney technique using C-TAG and Viabahn or Excluder iliac extension in TEVAR treatment of aortic arch dilation diseases
Lixin Wang, Yulong Huang, Daqiao Guo, Xin Xu, Bin Chen, Junhao Jiang, Jue Yang, Zhenyu Shi, Ting Zhu, Zhihui Dong, Yun Shi, Xiao Tang, Jianing Yue, Xiang Hong, Gang Chen, Yihui Chen, Xiushi Zhou, Weiguo Fu, Yuqi Wang

Technical Note

A prospective randomized trial of continuous paravertebral infusion versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia after thoracoscopic lobectomy for lung cancer
Chang Young Lee, Kyoung Shik Narm, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Kyung Young Chung, Ha Young Shin, Ha Young Yeom, Dae Joon Kim
Computed tomography-guided localization with laser angle guide for thoracic procedures
Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Stella Chin-Shaw Tsai, Hsien-Tang Tu, Yi-Lin Lai, Tzu-Chin Wu

Review Article

Lung cancer and interstitial lung disease: a literature review
Jean-Marc Naccache, Quentin Gibiot, Isabelle Monnet, Martine Antoine, Marie Wislez, Christos Chouaid, Jacques Cadranel
Established and potential predictors of blood loss during lung transplant surgery
Pascal Oechslin, Marco P. Zalunardo, Ilhan Inci, Martin Schlaepfer, Bastian Grande
Infections after lung transplantation
Mario Nosotti, Paolo Tarsia, Letizia Corinna Morlacchi
Treatment of post-thoracic endovascular aortic repair aorto-esophageal fistula—only radical surgery can be effective: techniques and sequence of treatment
Drosos Kotelis, Alexander Gombert, Michael J. Jacobs

Case Report of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Pulmonary coin lesion mimicking lung cancer reveals an unexpected finding: Dirofilaria immitis
Konstantinos Grapatsas, Gian Kayser, Bernward Passlick, Sebastian Wiesemann

iMDT Corner

How to optimize the treatment strategy for patients with EGFR-mutant stage IA lung adenocarcinoma: an international multidisciplinary team
Yalei Zhang, Jianfei Shen, Charles B. Simone II, Federico Cappuzzo, Kwun M. Fong, Rafael Rosell, Joe Y. Chang, Luca Ampollini, J. Isabelle Choi, Jianxing He, Tao Jiang, Written on behalf of AME Lung Cancer Cooperative Group

Statistic Corner

Use of the Cox regression analysis in thoracic surgical research
Alice Brembilla, Anne Olland, Marc Puyraveau, Gilbert Massard, Frédéric Mauny, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz

Case Report

Surgical options to treat massive sternal defect after failed Robicsek procedure
Andrea Dell’Amore, Alessio Campisi, Domenica Giunta, Stefano Congiu, Giampiero Dolci, Giacomo Murana, Sofia Martin Suarez, Niccolò Daddi
Free musculocutaneous flap transfer for refractory chronic empyema with chest wall sinus in a 43-year-old male with hemophilia A
Xiaowen He, Zhongliang He, Lifeng Shen, Guoxing Chen, Xueming He
Lingular segmentectomy and left lower lobectomy via unique bronchial dissection
Rumi Higuchi, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Yujiro Yokoyama, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
Paraganglioma presenting as acute myocardial infarction
Jialu Hu, Deng Ao, Minna Tang, Peng Lv, Rongkui Luo, Yan Yan
One-week recovery from bronchopleural fistula by combined techniques
Jun Liu, Jingpei Li, Fei Cui, Shiyue Li, Jianxing He
A solitary bronchial squamous cell papilloma with increased 18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake and high serum levels of squamous cell carcinoma antigen
Naoya Himuro, Yumiko Niiya, Takao Minakata, Yutaka Oshima, Daisuke Kataoka, Sakiko Tazawa, Mitsutaka Kadokura
Surgical resection of a giant polycystic seminoma of the mediastinum
Tatsuya Goto, Seijiro Sato, Terumoto Koike, Masanori Tsuchida
Diffuse pulmonary meningothelial like nodules simulating metastatic thymoma
Nicola Tamburini, Luca Morandi, Rosa Rinaldi, Pio Maniscalco, Francesco Quarantotto, Elena Montinari, Alberto Papi, Gabriele Anania, Giorgio Cavallesco
“Valve in valve” through femoral approach to allow the later implantation of long-term left ventricle assist device: a case report
Isaac Pascual, Beatriz Díaz-Molina, José L. Lambert, Carlos Morales, Daniel Henández-Vaquero, Pablo Avanzas, Rocío Díaz, José Alonso, Víctor León, Félix E. Fernández-Suárez, Guillermo Muñiz-Albaiceta, Jacobo Silva, César Morís
Effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with etoposide and cisplatin followed by surgery for esophageal neuroendocrine carcinoma: a case report
Miho Yamamoto, Soji Ozawa, Kazuo Koyanagi, Junya Oguma, Akihito Kazuno, Yamato Ninomiya, Kentaro Yatabe, Hiroshi Kajiwara
Large left main coronary artery aneurysm with fistula to the right atrium
Syed Saif Abbas Rizvi, Jae Hwan Choi, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Howard Todd Massey
Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction caused by a foreign body granuloma originating from a Dacron® graft 30 years after transannular patching
Woosik Han, Jae Hyeon Yu, Myung Hoon Na, Shinkwang Kang
Pulmonary torsion after open esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a case report and review
Kazu Shiomi, Keishi Yamashita, Masayasu Arai, Sohei Ito, Syoko Hayashi, Mototsugu Ono, Masahito Naito, Masashi Mikubo, Yoshio Matsui, Yukitoshi Satoh
Cardiac arrest due to coronary embolism from a metastatic sarcoma recovered through aspiration thrombectomy
Min Gyu Kang, Kyehwan Kim, Hyun Woong Park, Jin-Sin Koh, Jeong Rang Park, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Yong Hwang
Subxiphoid approach with sternum retractor for mediastinal tumor cephalad to brachiocephalic vein
Yu Shi, Fenghao Sun, Yulin Jin, Wei Jiang, Cheng Zhan, Jianyong Ding, Qun Wang
A case of bronchial artery aneurysm with an esophageal fistula as an extremely rare complication after bronchial arterial embolization
Takeo Nakada, Keita Takahashi, Eisaku Ito, Soichiro Fukushima, Seryon Yamamoto, Naoto Takahashi, Naoki Toya, Tadashi Akiba, Toshiaki Morikawa, Takao Ohki
Nivolumab induced vitiligo-like lesions in a patient with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
Kazumi Nishino, Shuichi Ohe, Masanori Kitamura, Kei Kunimasa, Madoka Kimura, Takako Inoue, Motohiro Tamiya, Toru Kumagai, Shin-ichi Nakatsuka, Taiki Isei, Fumio Imamura
A case of maoto-induced interstitial pneumonia
Masaru Ando, Taiki Masuda, Mari Yamasue, Shin-ichi Nureki, Eishi Miyazaki, Jun-ichi Kadota

Review Article

Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections
Margaret M. Johnson, John A. Odell
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
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
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
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
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

Original Article

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
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
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

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

Case Reports

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

Circulating Tumor Cells

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

Review Articles

Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
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
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
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
Supportive and palliative care for lung cancer patients
Patsy Yates, Penelope Schofield, Isabella Zhao, David Currow

Original Articles

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
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
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
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

The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection
Michael Rolf Mueller, Beatrice A. Marzluf
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock
Molecular markers to predict clinical outcome and radiation induced toxicity in lung cancer
Joshua D. Palmer, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Matthew Witek, Bo Lu
New techniques for assessing response after hypofractionated radiotherapy for lung cancer
Sarah A. Mattonen, Kitty Huang, Aaron D. Ward, Suresh Senan, David A. Palma

Review Article

Preservation solutions for cardiac and pulmonary donor grafts: a review of the current literature
Nicholas Latchana, Joshua R. Peck, Bryan Whitson, Sylvester M. Black

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Technical Note


Review Article


Original Article

Initial experience with uniportal VATS esophagectomy
Dania Nachira, Elisa Meacci, Maria Giovanna Mastromarino, Luca Pogliani, Edoardo Zanfrini, Amedeo Iaffaldano, Leonardo Petracca-Ciavarella, Marco Chiappetta, Maria Teresa Congedo, Maria Letizia Vita, Venanzio Porziella, Stefano Margaritora
Complications related to endoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema with endobronchial valves: results of a multicenter study
Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio D’Andrilli, Michela Bezzi, Mohsen Ibrahim, Marco Anile, Daniele Diso, Giacomo Cusumano, Alberto Terminella, Valentina Luzzi, Margherita Innocenti, Mauro Novali, Emanuele Carelli, Chiara Freda, Giovanni Natale, Valentina Peritore, Camilla Poggi, Giuseppe Failla, Marco Basile, Emilia Mazzucca, Serena Conforti, Nicola Serra, Massimo Torre, Federico Venuta, Erino Angelo Rendina, Mario Santini, Claudio Andreetti

Case Report





Short Communication


Surgical Technique






Surgical Techniques



Statistic Corner


Consensus


Original Article of Air Pollution Section


Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner


Study Protocol of GARD Section