Corresponding Authors

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Firas Abu Akar

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Al-Makassed Charitable Society Hospital, East Jerusalem, Affiliated to Al-Quds University School of Medicine, Jerusalem 97103, Palestine
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Fernando Conrado Abrão

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Oswaldo Cruz Germany Hospital, 1815, Treze de Maio Street, Rio de Janeiro 0132700, Brazil
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Yong Chan Ahn, MD, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Ahmed S. BaHammam, MD, FRCP

The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Martin Balik

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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Alain Bernard

Department General Thoracic, Surgery, CHU Dijon University of burgundy, France
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Pietro Bertoglio, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, IRCCS Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria Hospital, Via Sempreboni 5, 37024 Negrar di Valpolicella, VR, Italy
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Abraham B. Bohadana, MD

Pulmonary Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
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Alvin Shao Qiang Ong

Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, Singapore
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Massimo Bonacchi

Cardiac Surgery, Medical and Surgical Critical Care Department, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Thierry P. Carrel

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Angelo Carretta

Department of Thoracic Surgery, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
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Chun Chen, MD(Thoracic Surgery)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
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Rodrigo A. Cornejo MD

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile. Member of Universidad de Chile's Faculty since 2001
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Xiangping Chai, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine, the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Hunan, China
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Haiquan Chen, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai 200032, China; Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
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Chao Cheng, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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Chung-Ming Chu, MD, MSc, FRCP, FCCP

Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Chong Chu

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 430022, Wuhan, China
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Mui Teng Chua, MBBS MPH

Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore; Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Jae Ho Chung, MD, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine, International St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea
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Sara Colella, MD

Pulmonary Unit, “C. & G. Mazzoni Hospital”, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Miguel A. Cuesta , MD

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Vrije University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Antonio D'Andrilli, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sapienza University, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189 Rome, Italy
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Paul Davis, PhD

St John Ambulance Service, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand; Northern Rescue Helicopter Trust, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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Li Deng, MD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Heilongjiang, China
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Nianguo Dong, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China
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Leonardo Duranti , PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
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Sora Ely

Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco – East Bay, Oakland, CA, USA
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Shunsuke Endo, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
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Laura Evangelista, MD, PhD

Nuclear Medicine Unit – Department of Medicine – DIMED, University of Padua, Italy
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Wentao Fang, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China
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Giovanni Ferrara, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Divisional Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 3-134 Clinical Sciences Building, 11304 83 Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3, Canada
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Ricard Ferrer, MD, PhD

Department of Intensive Care, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Passeig de Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
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Silvia Fiorelli, MD

Department of Clinical and Surgical Translational Medicine, University Sapienza, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
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Pr. Marios E. Froudarakis, MD, PhD

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Medical School Democritus University of Thrace, and University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupol, Greecei
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Yutaka Fujii, PhD

Department of Clinical Engineering and Medical Technology, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan
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John W. Gamel, MD

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA
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Taichiro Goto, MD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
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Bastian Grande, MD, PD

Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
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Shanghui Guan, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China
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Paul Halford, MBBS, BSc

Academic Respiratory Unit, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
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Zhijun Han, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC, Beijing, China
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Waqar Haque, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Cancer Center and Research Institute, Weil Cornell Medical College, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP

Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
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Mark Hennon, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, NY, USA
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Kyoji Hirai, MD

Department of thoracic surgery, Nippon Medical School Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Chiba, Japan
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Hong Hu, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai 200032, China; Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
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Runlei Hu, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
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Fang Huang

Associate Professor, Institute for Immunization and Prevention, Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing Research Center for Preventive Medicine, Beijing, China
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Juan Lacalzada-Almeida, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain
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Masayoshi Inoue, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
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Atsushi Ito, MD

Department of General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, Mie, Japan
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Wenjie Jiao

Jiangsu Road, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China
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Wei Jiang, MD, Associate Senior Physician

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Dohun Kim

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University and Hospital, Cheongju, South Korea
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Hojoong Kim

Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Jae Hyun Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Republic of Korea
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Athanasios D. Kleontas, BSc, MD, MSc, Dr(Med)Sc, BTS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Hiroshi Kubota, MD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan
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Woo Surng Lee, MD, PhD

Professor in Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery & Intensive Care Medicine, School of Medicine, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea
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Yongde Liao, PhD, MD (Thoracic Surgery)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
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Marc J. Licker, MD

Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Intensive Care, University Hospital Geneva, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung
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HuiQing Lin, MD, Ph.D

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
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Hongxu Liu, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital & Institute, Shenyang 110042, China
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Lingxiang Liu, MD

Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
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Yangchun Liu, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
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Shun Lu

Shanghai Lung Cancer Center, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
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JieTao Ma, MD

Department of Clinical Oncology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110022, China
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Kaoru Matsuura

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Funabashi City, Chiba, Japan
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Yafei Mi, MD, PHD

Department of Cardiology, Affiliated Taizhou Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Taizhou 317000, China
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Andrew C. Miller, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA
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Takuro Miyazaki, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department Surgical Oncology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
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Youngkyu Moon, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 1021, Tongil-ro, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul 03312, Republic of Korea
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Dania Nachira, MD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
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Takuya Nagashima

Department of thoracic surgery, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Japan
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Takashi Ohtsuka MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery The Jikei University, School of Medicine Tokyo, Japan
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Hiroyuki Oizumi, MD, PhD (Thoracoscopic Surgery)

Department of Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Pediatric Surgery (Second Department of Surgery), Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
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Angela De Palma, MD, PhD

Section of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, Medical School, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
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Xiangbin Pan

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Center for Cardiovascular Disease, China & Fuwai Cardiovascular Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
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Philip Y.K. Pang, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore
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Joo Hun Park, MD

Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Worldcup Road 164, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16499, Republic of Korea
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Kay-Hyun Park, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 13620, Republic of Korea
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Pyo Won Park, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06351, Republic of Korea
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Joachim Pfannschmidt, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Clinic Heckeshorn, Helios Hospital Emil von Behring, Berlin, Germany
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Mohamed Rahouma, MD

Surgical Oncology Department, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cairo University, Egypt Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) / New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA
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Dr. Rasmus Rivinius

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Yuichi Sakairi, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8677, Japan
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Adriana Scamporlino, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy
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Stefan Schraag, MD, PhD, FRCA, FFICM

Department of Anaesthesia and Periopera;ve Medicine, Golden Jubilee Na;onal Hospital, Agamemnon Street, Clydebank G81 4DY, UK
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Lele Song, MD, PhD

Department of Radiotherapy, the Eighth Medical Center of the Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100091, China
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Masaaki Sato, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan
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Kimihiro Shimizu, MD, PhD

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Integrative Center of General Surgery; Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Hospital, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan.
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Shuichi Shinohara

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
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Yasushi Shintani, MD, PhD

Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
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Redmond B. Shouldice, PhD, MBA

ResMed Sensor Technologies. Blocks 9/10, NexusUCD, Belfield Office Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Chang Shu, MD, PhD

Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China
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Adrianna Skoczek, MA

The Clinical Department of Cardiac and Vascular Diseases with the Intensive Cardiac Supervision Subdivision, Institute of Cardiology, Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland), John Paul II Hospital, Cracow, Poland
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Marco Sperandeo

Unit of Interventional and Diagnostic Ultrasound in Internal Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, IRCCS “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
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Erich Stoelben, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Clinic, Hospital of the City of Cologne, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne, Germany
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Ying-Shi Sun, MD

Department of Radiology, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing, China
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Yihua Sun, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai 200032, China; Department of Oncology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
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Yusuke Takahashi, MD, PhD

Division of Oncoimmunology, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, 1-1 Kanoko-den, Chikusa, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8681, Japan
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Yugo Tanaka, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
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Qing Tang, MD

Department of Ultrasound, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, 151 Yanjiang Rd., Guangzhou 510120, China
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Min Tian, MD

Department of Vascular Surgery, Yan’an Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan, China
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Xue Tian, MD

Emergency Critical Care Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
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Davide Tosi

Unit of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano, Milano, Italy
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Alberto Caballero Vázquez, MD (Pulmonology)

Interventional Pulmonology Unit, Pneumology Service, Universitary Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
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Bing-Yen Wang, MD, PhD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, China
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jinguang wang

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medicine University, Dalian 116000, China
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Qun Wang, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Fu-Zong Wu, MD

Section Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic Imaging, Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung
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Guang-Ping Wu M.D. Ph.D. Professor. Chief physician, Doctoral tutor

Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital and College of Basic Medical Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, China
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Jingxiang Wu, MD, Professor

Department of Anaesthesiology, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China
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Hee Chul Yang, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Center for Lung Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, South Korea
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Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Yi Yang, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China
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Fenglei Yu, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China
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Zhentao Yu, PhD, MD, FRCS

Department of Esophageal Cancer, Tianjin’s Clinical Research Center for Cancer and Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin 300060, China
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Jia Yuzhu, MD

Jia Yuzhu Deputy chief radiologist, MD ,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Provence, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Yuansheng Zang, MD, PhD

Department of Medical Oncology, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200433, China
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Bu-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Jiangsu, PR China
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Qi Zhang, MD (Cardiology)

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tongji University Deputy Director, Department of Cardiology, Shanghai East Hospital Tongji University Director, Coronary Intervention Center, Shanghai East Hospital Tongji University, Shanghai, China
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Chongbo Zhao, MD

Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Jinbo Zhao, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, Airforce Military Medical University (The Fourth Military Medical University), Xi’an, China
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Ni Zhang, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030, China
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Zhengjun Wang, MD,PhD

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China

First Authors

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Tim Bishop, MS, DO candidate

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, South Carolina, United States of America Department of Neuroscience, Wake Baptist Hospital, North Carolina, United States of America
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Agata Dżeljilji, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NITLD), Warsaw, Poland
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Ayman El-Menyar

Director, Trauma and Vascular Research and Development Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
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Jiaxi He, MD, Ph.D

University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Sang-Bum Hong

Departmemt of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Hitoshi Igai

Assistant Director, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Gunma, Japan
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Won-Young Kim, MD, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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Mariusz P. Łochowski; MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery. The Medical University of Lodz, Regional Multi-Specialist Center for Oncology and Traumatology of the Nicolaus Copernicus Memorial Hospital in Lódź, Poland
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Ran Mo, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing, China
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Guobing Xu

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fujian Medical University, Fujian Union Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
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Jiacheng Yin, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
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Junjie Xi, MD, Attending Physician

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
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Qingchen Yuan, MD

Department of Cardiology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
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Jia Yuzhu, MD

Jia Yuzhu Deputy chief radiologist, MD ,Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Provence, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China