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

Matteo Ferrando, Diego Bagnasco, Valeria Roustan, Giorgio Walter Canonica, Fulvio Braido, Ilaria... More >>

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Use of the Cox regression analysis in thoracic surgical research

Alice Brembilla, Anne Olland, Marc Puyraveau, Gilbert Massard, Frédéric Mauny, Pierre-Emmanuel... More >>

How to describe bivariate data

Alessandro Bertani1, Gioacchino Di Paola2, Emanuele Russo1, Fabio Tuzzolino2 More >>

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Gioacchino Di Paola1, Alessandro Bertani2, Lavinia De Monte2, Fabio Tuzzolino1 More >>

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Relationship between free and total malondialdehyde, a well-established marker of oxidative stress, in various types of human biospecimens

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Original Article

Impact of abnormal longitudinal rotation on the assessment of right ventricular systolic function in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension
Patrick Collier, Bo Xu, Kenya Kusunose, Dermot Phelan, Andrew Grant, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Brian P. Griffin, Richard A. Grimm, Thomas H. Marwick, Zoran B. Popović
Sequential changes of serum KL-6 predict the progression of interstitial lung disease
Ying Jiang, Qun Luo, Qian Han, Junting Huang, Yonger Ou, Miao Chen, Yu Wen, Silas Sethiel Mosha, Kuimiao Deng, Rongchang Chen
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without neoadjuvant radiotherapy compared with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer
Yan Zheng, Xianben Liu, Ruixiang Zhang, Zongfei Wang, Haibo Sun, Jianjun Qin, Shilei Liu, Yin Li
Diagnostic value of KL-6 in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Peiyan Zheng, Xiaoqing Liu, Huimin Huang, Zijun Guo, Ge Wu, Haisheng Hu, Chuanxu Cai, Wenting Luo, Nili Wei, Qian Han, Baoqing Sun
Deletion of ACTA2 in mice promotes angiotensin II induced pathogenesis of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections
Jiancheng Cheng, Xianwu Zhou, Xionggang Jiang, Tucheng Sun
High CCR4 expression in the tumor microenvironment is a poor prognostic indicator in lung adenocarcinoma
Takahiro Karasaki, Guangliang Qiang, Masaki Anraku, Yanbin Sun, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Eiichi Sato, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Masaaki Sato, Tomohiro Murakawa, Kazuhiro Kakimi, Masashi Fukayama, Jun Nakajima
Incidence and risk factors of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after acute pulmonary embolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
Meng Zhang, Ning Wang, Zhenguo Zhai, Mingyuan Zhang, Rongrong Zhou, Yanyan Liu, Yuanhua Yang
Does age over 80 years have to be a contraindication for lung cancer surgery—a nationwide database study
Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Anne-Sophie Mariet, Arnaud Pforr, Jonathan Cottenet, Leslie Madelaine, Halim Abou-Hanna, Alain Bernard, Catherine Quantin
Application value of the NoSAS score for screening sleep-disordered breathing
Min Peng, Riken Chen, Junfen Cheng, Jieying Li, Wang Liu, Cheng Hong
Health-related quality of life evaluation in patients with nonsurgical benign tracheal stenosis
Benoit Jacques Bibas, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Michele Salati, Helio Minamoto, Mauro Federico Luiz Tamagno, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
Right mini-thoracotomy approach reduces hospital stay and transfusion of mitral or tricuspid valve reoperation with non-inferior efficacy: evidence from propensity-matched study
Qing Wang, Xiaofei Xue, Jie Yang, Qian Yang, Pei Wang, Liaoyuan Wang, Peng Zhang, Suyu Wang, Jing Wang, Jibin Xu, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Nine cases of catamenial pneumothorax: a report of a singlecenter experience
Chihiro Furuta, Motoki Yano, Hiroki Numanami, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Masayuki Haniuda
Long term and disease-free survival following surgical resection of occult N2 lung cancer
Bilal H. Kirmani, Sara Volpi, Giuseppe Aresu, Adam Peryt, Thida Win, Aman S. Coonar
Postoperative chest tube placement after thoracoscopic wedge resection of lung for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: is it mandatory?
Jae Bum Park, Jae Joon Hwang, Woo Surng Lee, Yo Han Kim, Song Am Lee
Oxidative damage and DNA damage in lungs of an ovalbumininduced asthmatic murine model
Yuanfang Wang, Jiangtao Lin, Jun Shu, Hong Li, Zhencui Ren
A two-step surgical approach combining sternotomy and subsequent thoracotomy for locally advanced lung cancers requiring both right upper lung resection and superior vena cava reconstruction
Han-Yu Deng, Chang-Long Qin, Xiao-Ming Qiu, Xiao-Jun Tang, Da-Xing Zhu, Qinghua Zhou
Long-term results after surgical treatment of the dominant lung adenocarcinoma associated with ground-glass opacities
Stefano Bongiolatti, Roberto Corzani, Sara Borgianni, Fabiola Meniconi, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Piero Paladini, Luca Voltolini
Neurokinin 1 receptor promotes rat airway smooth muscle cell migration in asthmatic airway remodelling by enhancing tubulin expression
Bing Wei, Mingwei Sun, Yunxiao Shang, Chao Zhang, Xuyong Jiao
Frequency of actionable alterations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) wild type non-small cell lung cancer: experience of the Wide Catchment Area of Romagna (AVR)
Elisa Chiadini, Matteo Canale, Angelo Delmonte, Claudio Dazzi, Claudia Casanova, Laura Capelli, Marita Mariotti, Maximilian Papi, Alessandro Gamboni, Maurizio Puccetti, Sara Bravaccini, Alessandra Dubini, Daniele Calistri, Lucio Crinò, Paola Ulivi
An innovative panel to assess endothelial integrity of pedicled and skeletonized internal thoracic artery used as aortocoronary bypass graft: a randomized comparative histologic and immunohistochemical study
Mateusz Puslecki, Piotr Buczkowski, Michał Nowicki, Patrycja Sujka-Kordowska, Marcin Ligowski, Marcin Misterski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Marek Dąbrowski, Agata Dabrowska, Michal Bocianski, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Marek Jemielity, Bartlomiej Perek
Comparison of different methods of postoperative analgesia after thoracotomy—a randomized controlled trial
Szymon Bialka, Maja Copik, Andrzej Daszkiewicz, Eva Rivas, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak, Hanna Misiolek
Management of residual pleural space after lung resection: fully controllable paralysis of the diaphragm through continuous phrenic nerve block
Miriam Patella, Andrea Saporito, Francesco Mongelli, Ramon Pini, Rolf Inderbitzi, Stefano Cafarotti
Comparison of perioperative and oncological outcomes between video-assisted segmentectomy and lobectomy for patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung cancer: a propensity score matching study
Cheng-Yang Song, Takehiro Sakai, Daisuke Kimura, Takao Tsushima, Ikuo Fukuda
Assessment of adequacy of intraoperative nodal staging and factors influencing the lack of its compliance with recommendations in the surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Konrad Pawelczyk, Piotr Blasiak, Monika Szromek, Katarzyna Nowinska, Marek Marciniak
Predictors and prognosis of left ventricular thrombus in postmyocardial infarction patients with left ventricular dysfunction after percutaneous coronary intervention
Jieyun You, Xingxu Wang, Jian Wu, Liming Gao, Xiaoyan Wang, Peizhao Du, Haibo Liu, Jiming Li, Yunkai Wang, Yulu Liang, Wei Guo, Qi Zhang
Application of albumin/globulin ratio in elderly patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Jinqiu Qin, Yuanyuan Qin, Yangyang Wu, Aiqiu Wei, Meiling Luo, Lin Liao, Faquan Lin
Diagnostic benefits of the combined use of liquid-based cytology, cell block, and carcinoembryonic antigen immunocytochemistry in malignant pleural effusion
Chang Gok Woo, Seung-Myoung Son, Hye-Suk Han, Ki Hyeong Lee, Kang-Hyeon Choe, Jin Young An, Ki Man Lee, Young Hyun Lim, Ho-Chang Lee, Ok-Jun Lee
Effect of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on circadian patterns of cardiac repolarization in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: data from a randomized trial
Christian Schlatzer, Daniel J. Bratton, Esther I. Schwarz, Thomas Gaisl, Justin C. T. Pepperell, John R. Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
Risk factor analysis and management strategies of operating room-related infections after coronary artery bypass grafting
Lifen Pan, Shufang Tan, Linlan Cao, Xiaoling Feng
Critical care medicine in Taiwan from 1997 to 2013 under National Health Insurance
Chih-Cheng Lai, Chung-Han Ho, Chia-Li Chang, Chin-Ming Chen, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Chien-Ming Chao, Jhi-Joung Wang, Kuo-Chen Cheng
Value of cardiac biomarker measurement in the differential diagnosis of infiltrative cardiomyopathy patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function
Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Tim Salinger, Daniel Oder, Stefan Knop, Georg Ertl, Frank Weidemann, Stefan Frantz, Stefan Störk, Peter Nordbeck
Cyberknife® stereotactic radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer and pulmonary metastases: evaluation of local control at 24 months
Myriam Khadige, Julia Salleron, Vincent Marchesi, Guillaume Oldrini, Didier Peiffert, Véronique Beckendorf
Impact of the introduction of thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis
Makoto Odaka, Yuki Noda, Yo Tsukamoto, Daiki Kato, Takamasa Shibasaki, Shohei Mori, Hisatoshi Asano, Hideki Matsudaira, Makoto Yamashita, Toshiaki Morikawa
Discrepancies between ALK protein disruption and occurrence of ALK gene rearrangement in Polish NSCLC patients
Anna Grenda, Bożena Jarosz, Paweł Krawczyk, Tomasz Kucharczyk, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Katarzyna Reszka, Kinga Krukowska, Marcin Nicoś, Juliusz Pankowski, Maciej Bryl, Rodryg Ramlau, Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Tomasz Grodzki, Aleksandra Szczęsna, Krystyna Siemiątkowska, Justyna Szumiło, Halina Batura-Gabryel, Michał Palonka, Janusz Milanowski
Incidence and risk of thromboembolism associated with bevacizumab in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma
Li-Juan Li, Di-Fei Chen, Guo-Feng Wu, Wei-Jie Guan, Zheng Zhu, Yi-Qian Liu, Guo-Ying Gao, Yin-Yin Qin, Nan-Shan Zhong
Clinical outcome and risk factors for complications after pulmonary segmentectomy by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: results of an initial experience
Benoît Bédat, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Thorsten Krueger, Jean Yannis Perentes, Hans-Beat Ris, Frédéric Triponez, Marc-Joseph Licker, Wolfram Karenovics, Michel Gonzalez
Pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange characteristics in uncommon etiologies of acute respiratory distress syndrome
Richard H. Kallet, Kelly Ho, Michael S. Lipnick, Michael A. Matthay
Comparison of the 11th Japanese classification and the AJCC 7th and 8th staging systems in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients
Seong Yong Park, Dae Joon Kim, Jee Won Suh, Go Eun Byun
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a complementary biomarker for the asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap
Yong Suk Jo, Sung Ok Kwon, Jeeyoung Kim, Woo Jin Kim
CO2 during single incisional thoracoscopic bleb resection with two-lung ventilation
Dong Kyu Lee, Heezoo Kim, Hyun Koo Kim, Dong Ik Chung, Kook Nam Han, Young Ho Choi
Pure red cell aplasia associated with thymoma: a report of a single-center experience
Satoru Moriyama, Motoki Yano, Hiroshi Haneda, Katsuhiro Okuda, Osamu Kawano, Tadashi Sakane, Risa Oda, Takuya Watanabe, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Prototype of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy simulator used in regional ECMO program
Mateusz Puslecki, Marcin Ligowski, Michal Kiel, Marek Dabrowski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Maciej Sip, Adrian Maciejewski, Agata Dabrowska, Ilona Kiel-Puslecka, Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Marcin Misterski, Piotr Buczkowski, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Bartlomiej Perek, Michael Czekajlo, Marek Jemielity
Serum microRNAs improving the diagnostic accuracy in lung cancer presenting with pulmonary nodules
Yayi He, Shengxiang Ren, Yan Wang, Xuefei Li, Caicun Zhou, Fred R. Hirsch
Body mass index of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with pulmonary function and exacerbations: a retrospective real world research
Zhenchao Wu, Dong Yang, Zhengwei Ge, Mengdie Yan, Nan Wu, Yi Liu
Learning curve for uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy—results from 120 consecutive patients
Xiaochuan Liu, Xiaosang Chen, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan, Thomas A. D’Amico

Short Communication

Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy for diagnosing peripheral lung lesions in lung transplant recipients: a singlecenter experience
Tanmay S. Panchabhai, Sreeja Biswas Roy, Nikhil Madan, Hesham Abdelrazek, Vipul J. Patel, Rajat Walia, Ross M. Bremner

Surgical Technique

Design variations in vertical muscle-sparing thoracotomy
Noriaki Sakakura, Tetsuya Mizuno, Takaaki Arimura, Hiroaki Kuroda, Yukinori Sakao
Video-assisted thoracic surgery double sleeve bilobectomy of right upper and middle lobes
Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Qiang Pu, Chengwu Liu, Lunxu Liu

Technical Note

Esophageal cancer patients’ information management: cross-cultural differences between Dutch and Italian patients in perceived quality of provided oncological information
Luca M. Saadeh, Annelijn E. Slaman, Eleonora Pinto, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Francesco Cavallin, Egle Jezerskyte, Rita Alfieri, Loes Noteboom, Maria Cristina Bellissimo, Matteo Cagol, Giovanni Pirozzolo, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen


Surgical embolectomy for acute massive pulmonary embolism: state of the art
Alessandra Iaccarino, Giacomo Frati, Leonardo Schirone, Wael Saade, Elio Iovine, Mizar D’Abramo, Antonio De Bellis, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Ernesto Greco

Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Percutaneous pleural drainage in patients taking clopidogrel: real danger or phantom fear?
Katherine Linder, Oleg Epelbaum

Editorial of GARD Section

A strategy for measuring health outcomes and evaluating impacts of interventions on asthma and COPD—common chronic respiratory diseases in Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) countries
Teresa To, Alvaro A. Cruz, Giovanni Viegi, Rachel McGihon, Nikolai Khaltaev, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Paulo A. Camargos, Stefania La Grutta, Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, Tari Haahtela, Nils E. Billo, Dean E. Schraufngael, Jean Bousquet

Case Report

Lung adenocarcinoma patient progression with gastrointestinal metastasis response to subsequent tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) from re-biopsy of new occurring driver gene mutation
Chunhua Zhou, Binjie Yan, Liang Zeng, Yi Xiong, Li Liu, Nong Yang, Yongchang Zhang
Pulmonary strongyloidiasis presenting micronodules on chest computed tomography
Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ji Young Ha, Jong Sil Lee, Byoung-Kuk Na
An atypical presentation of acute coronary syndrome
Amir Solomonica, Shahar Lavi, Tawfiq Choudhury, Rodrigo Bagur
Bronchopleural phrenic fistula caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
Eun Seok Kang, Hyeran Kang, Jinsoo Min, Jin Young An, Kang Hyeon Choe, Ki Man Lee, Yoon Mi Shin
Case report of delayed radiotherapy-related pleural effusion following chest radiotherapy for lymphoma
Panxiao Shen, Yunxiang Zeng, Weizhan Luo, Yingying Gu, Jinlin Wang
A rare case of pleomorphic adenoma with difficult diagnosis using biopsy
Akifumi Nakamura, Teruhisa Takuwa, Nobuyuki Kondo, Takahiro Watanabe, Seiichi Hirota, Seiki Hasegawa
Organizing pneumonia: a rare pulmonary manifestation of wellcontrolled ulcerative colitis
Xiaoming Zhou, Yu Chen, Li Zhao
Chylothorax after thoracoscopic extended thymectomy: a case report and literatures review
Zhirong Zhang, Xiaoxing Hu, Qirui Chen, Hui Li
Fatal hemothorax after thoracic epidural procedure for postoperative pain control in elderly esophageal cancer patient
Jong-Myeon Hong, Dohun Kim, Si-Wook Kim

Letter to the Editor

Platelets-to-lymphocyte ratio and esophageal cancer
Antonios Athanasiou, Michael Spartalis, Eleftherios Spartalis
Inflammation in venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: villain or innocent bystander?
Aidan Burrell, Thomas Müller
Calpain and spectrin breakdown products in tuberculous pleural effusion
Man Zhang, Zhi-De Hu
What we have known, what we do not know?—clonality of multifocal pulmonary ground-glass opacities
Jun Wang
Diagnostic implication of circulating microRNAs in acute aortic dissection
Pengcheng Du, Jian Dong, Lei Zhang, Zhe Chen, Zhiqing Zhao, Junmin Bao, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing
ESTS staging guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer: a good guide to best ever accuracy and high survival rate
Akif Turna
Understanding effects of obstructive sleep apnoea and its treatment on the brain and autonomic regulation needs further research
Esther I. Schwarz, Christopher D. Turnbull, John R. Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
Lung transplantation: chronic rejection and stem cell depletion
Thomas J. Lynch, Bethany A. Ahlers, Kalpaj R. Parekh
Risk stratification for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring veno venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a clinical need
Chiara Lazzeri, Adriano Peris


Erratum to multidisciplinary team approach on a case of bilateral tension pneumothorax
Editorial Team
Erratum to South African guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults
Tom H. Boyles, Adrian Brink, Greg L. Calligaro, Cheryl Cohen, Keertan Dheda, Gary Maartens, Guy A. Richards, Richard van Zyl Smit, Clifford Smith, Sean Wasserman, Andrew C. Whitelaw, Charles Feldman, South African Thoracic Society, Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa
Erratum to assessment of a respiratory face mask for capturing air pollutants and pathogens including human influenza and rhinoviruses
Editorial Team

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

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
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
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
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

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


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

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
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
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

Review Article

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection
Michael Rolf Mueller, Beatrice A. Marzluf
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
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock

Review Article

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

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
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 continuing role of chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the targeted therapy era
Zarnie Lwin, Jonathan W. Riess, David Gandara
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
Supportive and palliative care for lung cancer patients
Patsy Yates, Penelope Schofield, Isabella Zhao, David Currow

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
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

Original Article

Suppressive oligonucleotides inhibit inflammation in a murine model of mechanical ventilator induced lung injury
Julia Scheiermann, Dennis M. Klinman
A pooled analysis of advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients with stable treated brain metastases in two phase II trials receiving bevacizumab and pemetrexed as second-line therapy
Matthew A. Gubens, Jody C. Chuang, Wallace Akerley, Corey J. Langer, Christelle Clément- Duchêne, Melanie San Pedro-Salcedo, A. Dimitrios Colevas, Konstantin Dragnev, Mark A. Socinski, Heather A. Wakelee
Pleurodesis: a comparison of two sclerosing agents for pleural effusions in Mozambique
Ivo Figueiredo, Anilsa Cossa, Anila Hassane, José Sousa, Joaquim Pondo, João Teixeira, Kevan Akrami, Susannah K. Graves, Atul Malhotra, Elizabete A. Nunes

Case Report

Intraoperative near-infrared imaging can identify subcentimeter colorectal cancer lung metastases during pulmonary metastasectomy
Andrew D. Newton, Jarrod D. Predina, Lydia G. Frenzel-Sulyok, Michael H. Shin, Yiqing Wang, Sunil Singhal
A novel strategy for cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation
Ramiro Fernandez, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Ankit Bharat


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

Letter to the Editor

Response to “VATS vs. thoracotomy regarding postoperative chronic pain”
Emine Ozgur Bayman, Kalpaj R. Parekh, John Keech, Timothy J. Brennan

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

Original Article

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

Review Article

Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock

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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


Society for Translational Medicine expert consensus on training and certification standards for surgeons and assistants in minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer
Lunxu Liu, Jiandong Mei, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Shanqing Li, Jianxing He, Yunchao Huang, Shidong Xu, Weimin Mao, Qunyou Tan, Chun Chen, Xiaofei Li, Zhu Zhang, Gening Jiang, Lin Xu, Lanjun Zhang, Jianhua Fu, Hui Li, Qun Wang, Deruo Liu, Lijie Tan, Qinghua Zhou, Xiangning Fu, Zhongmin Jiang, Haiquan Chen, Wentao Fang, Xun Zhang, Yin Li, Ti Tong, Zhentao Yu, Yongyu Liu, Xiuyi Zhi, Tiansheng Yan, Xingyi Zhang, Todd L. Demmy, Mark F. Berry, Alexia Belén Gutierrez Pérez, Daniele Cataneo, Andrea Bille, Peter Licht, Gregor J. Kocher, Murat Oncel, Serdar Evman, Katrine Jensen, Patrick Bagan, Raul Embun


Letter to the Editor



The Society for Translational Medicine: indications and methods of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy for diagnosis of lung cancer
Qinghua Zhou, Jingsi Dong, Jie He, Deruo Liu, David H. Tian, Shugeng Gao, Shanqing Li, Lunxu Liu, Jianxing He, Yunchao Huang, Shidong Xu, Weimin Mao, Qunyou Tan, Chun Chen, Xiaofei Li, Zhu Zhang, Gening Jiang, Lin Xu, Lanjun Zhang, Jianhua Fu, Hui Li, Qun Wang, Lijie Tan, Danqing Li, Qinghua Zhou, Xiangning Fu, Zhongmin Jiang, Haiquan Chen, Wentao Fang, Xun Zhang, Yin Li, Ti Tong, Zhentao Yu, Yongyu Liu, Xiuyi Zhi, Tiansheng Yan, Xingyi Zhang, Roberto F. Casal, Eugenio Pompeo, Angelo Carretta, Marc Riquet, Ottavio Rena, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Hisashi Saji, Ali Zamir Khan, Jose Luis Danguilan, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Nicolas Guibert, Chengchu Zhu, Jianfei Shen

Case Report of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Preface of Critical Care Frontier and Horizon Corner