Corresponding Authors

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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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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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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 , Chile
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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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Dr. Chung-Ming Chu, MD, MSc, FRCP, FCCP

Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong, 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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Paul Davis, PhD

St John Ambulance Service, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand; Northern Rescue Helicopter Trust, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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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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Silvia Fiorelli, MD

Department of Clinical and Surgical Translational Medicine, University Sapienza, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome Italy , Italy
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Wentao Fang, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China
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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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John W. Gamel, MD

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA
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Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP

Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
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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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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.

Deputy Doctor of the Cardiology Service of the University Hospital of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain from 2-11-1990 until the present time. And in the teaching curriculum, collaborator with the Titular and Associated Professors in the teaching of practical lessons of Cardiology to students of the Faculty of Medicine of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
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Wenjie Jiao

Jiangsu Road, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China , 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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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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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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Kaoru Matsuura

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Funabashi City, Chiba, Japan
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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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Youngkyu Moon, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea
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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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Joachim Pfannschmidt, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lung Clinic Heckeshorn, Helios Hospital Emil von Behring, Berlin, Germany
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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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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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Lele Song, M.D., Ph.D.

The 8th medical center of the Chinese PLA general hospital , China
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Masaaki Sato, MD, PhD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 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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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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Yugo Tanaka, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
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Xue Tian, MD

Emergency Critical Care Center, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
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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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jinguang wang

Dalian Medicine University
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Qun Wang, MD, Professor

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Guang-Ping Wu M.D. Ph.D. Professor. Chief physician, Doctoral tutor

Department of Pathology, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, China Telephone and fax numbers: 00862483282177 , 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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Yang Yi, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, 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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Chongbo , MD Zhao

Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China , China
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Wang Zhengjun, MD,PhD

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

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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Ayman El-Menyar

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

University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine
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Hitoshi Igai

Assistant Director, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, Gunma, Japan
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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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Jia Yuzhu, MD

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