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Vol 9, supplement 4 (April 2016): New Imaging and Diagnostic Modalities in Cardiac Surgery

New therapies are now available for old diseases as in the case of the trans-catheter... More >>

Vol 9, Supplement 3 (March 2016): dedicated to the 25th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery (ESTS 2017)

Topics in this focused issue include chest trauma and surgical chest wall stabilization; salvage... More >>

Vol 9, Supplement 2 (March 2017): Advances in Bronchoscopic and Endoscopic Interventions for Thoracic Disease

The diagnosis and treatment of thoracic malignancies continues to evolve. It is imperative that... More >>

ICC Column more

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

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of sleep apnea needs to be tailored after... More >>

The unity of respiratory patient advocacy

Dr. Baiardini and her colleagues have come to several important conclusions in their clinical... More >>

Post hoc ergo propter hoc

The Greeks and Romans recognized this fallacy in argument thousands of years ago. This faulty... More >>

Statistics Corner Column more

Nanos gigantium humeris insidentes: the awarded Cox proportional hazards model

Luca Bertolaccini Alessandro Pardolesi Fabio Davoli  Piergiorgio Solli More >>

P value interpretations and considerations

Matthew S. Thiese, Brenden Ronna, Ulrike Ott More >>

Study designs in thoracic surgery research

Andrea Viti, Alberto Terzi, Luca Bertolaccini More >>




Original Article

Log odds of positive lymph nodes is a novel prognostic indicator for advanced ESCC after surgical resection
Mingjian Yang, Hongdian Zhang, Zhao Ma, Lei Gong, Chuangui Chen, Peng Ren, Xiaobin Shang, Peng Tang, Hongjing Jiang, Zhentao Yu
Tumor invasiveness defined by IASLC/ATS/ERS classification of ground-glass nodules can be predicted by quantitative CT parameters
Qian-Jun Zhou, Zhi-Chun Zheng, Yong-Qiao Zhu, Pei-Ji Lu, Jia Huang, Jian-Ding Ye, Jie Zhang, Shun Lu, Qing-Quan Luo
Elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin A correlate with the possibility of readmission in patients with microscopic polyangiitis
Huijuan Wang, Chao Zhang, Zhaohui Tong, Xiaoning Bu
Urinothorax: a systematic review
María E. Toubes, Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, Antonio Golpe, José M. Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J. González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Tamara Lourido, Luis Valdés
Prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracic surgery lung cancer resection: risk factors and its effect on postoperative clinical recovery
Kejia Zhao, Jiandong Mei, Chao Xia, Binbin Hu, Huasheng Li, Weimin Li, Lunxu Liu
The effects of additional ezetimibe treatment to baseline rosuvastatin on circulating PCSK9 among patients with stable angina
Jian Zhang, Mingzhi Long, Yichao Yu
Mid- to long-term outcomes of bovine jugular vein conduit implantation in Chinese children
Hui-Feng Zhang, Gang Chen, Ming Ye, Xian-Gang Yan, Qi-Lin Tao, Bing Jia
Remedial localization after dislodgement of primary mechanical localization in lung surgery
Long Wang, Xufeng Zhang, Mu Li, Xiermaimaiti Kadeer, Chenyang Dai, Zhe Shi, Chang Chen
Transthoracic echocardiography is a safe alternative for assessment and guidance of transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect in children
Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Sébastien Hascoët, Alain Fraisse
Benefits of postoperative thoracic radiotherapy for small cell lung cancer subdivided by lymph node stage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Shuling Zhang, Xin Sun, Li Sun, Zhicheng Xiong, Jietao Ma, Chengbo Han
Barbed suture material technique for wound closure and concomitant tube placement in uniportal VATS for pneumothorax
Kyung Soo Kim
Management of the vertebral artery during thoracic endovascular aortic repair with coverage of the left subclavian artery
Jian Zhu, Er-Ping Xi, Shui-Bo Zhu, Gui-Lin Yin, Rong-Ping Wang, Yu Zhang
Benefits of a right anterolateral minithoracotomy rather than a median sternotomy in isolated tricuspid redo procedures
Aikebaier Maimaiti, Lai Wei, Ye Yang, Huan Liu, Chunsheng Wang
Identifying patients at higher risk of pneumonia after lung resection
Gan-Wei Liu, Xi-Zhao Sui, Shao-Dong Wang, Hui Zhao, Jun Wang
Clinicopathological factors influenced the prognosis of surgically resected pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma
Katsuhiro Okuda, Risa Oda, Ayumi Suzuki, Tadashi Sakane, Osamu Kawano, Hiroshi Haneda, Satoru Moriyama, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Pressure-controlled versus volume-controlled ventilation during one-lung ventilation for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Yi-Qi Zhu, Fang Fang, Xiao-Min Ling, Jian Huang, Jing Cang
The use of thrombolytics in the management of complex pleural fluid collections
Jessica Heimes, Hannah Copeland, Aditya Lulla, Marjulin Duldulao, Khaled Bahjri, Salman Zaheer, Jason M. Wallen
Intrapleural perfusion thermo-chemotherapy for pleural effusion caused by lung carcinoma under VATS
Runlei Hu, Hong Jiang, Hu Li, Dongshan Wei, Guoqing Wang, Shenglin Ma
Long-term statin therapy could be efficacious in reducing the lipoprotein (a) levels in patients with coronary artery disease modified by some traditional risk factors
Ming-Xing Xu, Chang Liu, Yong-Ming He, Xiang-Jun Yang, Xin Zhao
Severe and uncontrolled asthma in China: a cross-sectional survey from the Australasian Severe Asthma Network
Gang Wang, Fang Wang, Peter G. Gibson, Michael Guo, Wei-Jie Zhang, Peng Gao, Hong-Ping Zhang, Erin S. Harvey, Hui Li, Jie Zhang
Statin-ezetimibe versus statin lipid-lowering therapy in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Yun-Yan Dai, Hai-Shan Zhang, Xin-Gang Zhang, Qi-Gang Guan, Yuan Gao, Yu-Ze Li, Yue-Lan Zhang, Da-Lin Jia, Ying-Xian Sun, Guo-Xian Qi, Wen Tian
Decreased expression of perforin in CD8+ T lymphocytes in patients with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and its potential value as a marker for efficacy of treatment
Hongbin Jiang, Huili Gong, Qing Zhang, Jin Gu, Li Liang, Jun Zhang

Short Communication

Quick spontaneous remodelling of thrombosed false lumen in acute type-A aortic dissection
Miguel Piñón, Beatriz Acuña, Julio Lugo, Gonzalo Pradas

Study Protocol

Intensive blood pressure control in patients with acute type B aortic dissection (RAID): study protocol for randomized controlled trial
Jian-Cang Zhou, Nan Zhang, Zhong-Heng Zhang, Ting-Ting Wang, Yue-Feng Zhu, Hui Kang, Wei-Min Zhang, Dong-Lin Li, Wei-Dong Li, Zhen-Jie Liu, Xi-Min Qian, Ming-You Zhang, Jue Wang, Mi Zhou, Zhi-Tao Yang, Yun-Xian Yu, Hang-Yang Li, Jian Zhang, Yong-Gang Wang, Jian-Ping Gao, Lin Ling, Kong-Han Pan, for the Pressure in Acute Type B Aortic Dissection (RAID) study group

Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Optical imaging of tissue obtained by transbronchial biopsies of peripheral lung lesions
Kassem Harris, Daniel J. Rohrbach, Kristopher Attwood, Jingxin Qiu, Ulas Sunar

Case Report

Malignant tracheal necrosis and fistula formation following palliative chemoradiotherapy: a case report
In Ae Kim, Hyeon Kang Koh, Sun Jong Kim, Kwang Ha Yoo, Kye Young Lee, Hee Joung Kim
Traumatic esophageal perforation by a self bougienage
Eung-Soo Kim, Jong-Yael Kang, In-Soo Cho, Gwang-Woo Rhee
Mediastinal hemangioma presenting with a characteristic feature on dynamic computed tomography images
Sheng-Min Li, Hsian-He Hsu, Shih-Chun Lee, Hong-Wei Gao, Kai-Hsiung Ko
Imaging-guided thoracoscopic resection of a ground-glass opacity lesion in a hybrid operating room equipped with a robotic C-arm CT system
Chen-Ping Hsieh, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Hsin-Yueh Fang, Yin-Kai Chao
Rupture of right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm protruding into the pulmonary artery with aortic and pulmonary valve endocarditis
Tae-Eun Jung, Jong-Hyun Baek, Dong-Hyup Lee
Late cardiac tamponade following Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
Jong-Hyun Baek, Young-Uk Lee, Tae-Eun Jung, Dong-Hyup Lee, Jung-Cheul Lee
Successful thoracoscopic resection of a large mediastinal angiomyolipoma
Young Du Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong, Hyun Woo Jeon, Sun Wha Song, Ok Ran Shin, Si Young Choi
Esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction-related functional chest pain treated using robotic-assisted thoracoscopic esophageal myotomy
Kuan-Hsun Lin, Shih-Chun Lee, Tsai-Wang Huang, Hsu-Kai Huang


Stop the LVAD bleeding
Antigone Koliopoulou, Craig H. Selzman
Tailored antiplatelet therapy in high-risk ACS patients treated with PCI stenting: lessons from the ANTARCTIC trial
Nathan Messas, Jean-François Tanguay, Marie Lordkipanidzé
Paradigm shift in anticoagulation therapy, fueling the pump and preventing rhythm crisis
Bright E. Ohene, Fei Gao, Yu Jie Zhou
What is the optimal first-line treatment for advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer?
Ikuo Sekine
PCI or CABG for severe unprotected left main coronary artery disease: making sense of the NOBLE and EXCEL trials
Anthony A. Holmes, Sripal Bangalore
HeartMate 3—a “Step” in the right direction
Juglans Alvarez, Vivek Rao
Non-cardiac surgery following drug-eluting coronary stent implantation—a question of timing?
Andrew J. Mitchell, Michael A. Gillies, Nicholas L. Cruden
Intratumoral heterogeneity of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Dirk Walter
Neutrophils dominate the immune landscape of non-small cell lung cancer
Cristina Teixidó, Rafael Rosell
PD-L1 protein expression in non-small cell lung cancer based on different immunohistochemical antibodies
Minghui Zhang, Di Feng, Jing Jing, Hang Liu, Shu Zhao, Qingyuan Zhang
MYCing and YAPing the escape of tumor cell growth arrest after chronic PI3K/mTOR inhibition
Georgios D. Vavougios, Sotirios G. Zarogiannis
Echocardiography is a feasible tool for assessing volume responsiveness
Michael J. Lanspa
Examined lymph node count in non-small-cell lung cancer: will it be a decision making approach in treatment of NSCLC?
Renwang Liu, Jun Chen, Song Xu
What is the role of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy in the management of surgically resectable and operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer?
Susannah M. Love, Gillian Hardman, Ruchir Mashar, Rajesh D. Shah
Modifiable risk factors and the role of driving pressure in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Jessica A. Keeley, Dennis Y. Kim
Is tumor location an independent prognostic factor in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with trimodality therapy?
Kazuhiko Shien, Shinichi Toyooka, Junichi Soh, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Shinichiro Miyoshi
The evolution of left ventricular assist devices—a moment to reflect
Michael Kuehl, Jens Garbade
Imaging homeostatic sleep pressure and circadian rhythm in the human brain
Zhuo Fang, Hengyi Rao
Comment on prognostic value of epidermal growth factor receptor mutation subtypes in surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer
Yujin Kudo, Yoshihisa Shimada, Hisashi Saji, Norihiko Ikeda
Gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease and those with type 2 diabetes
Ichiro Wakabayashi
The emerging role of YAP/TAZ in mechanotransduction
Zahra Mohri, Armando Del Rio Hernandez, Rob Krams
Congenital heart disease in a dish: progress toward understanding patient-specific mutations
Emily J. Mercer, Todd Evans
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement—where are we?
Sameer Arora, John P. Vavalle
Immunotherapy supplanting chemotherapy for upfront treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer: what’s next?
Marius Ilie, Paul Hofman
Intra-aortic balloon pump during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: still a matter of debate? Contemporary multi-device approach to cardiogenic shock
Anna Mara Scandroglio, Marina Pieri, Federico Pappalardo, Giovanni Landoni

Original Article

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare entity? Report of 5 cases and review of the literature
Aikaterini N. Visouli, Kaid Darwiche, Andreas Mpakas, Paul Zarogoulidis, Antonios Papagiannis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nicolaos Courcoutsakis, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis

Review Articles

A review of current and novel therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Rokhsara Rafii, Maya M. Juarez, Timothy E. Albertson, Andrew L. Chan
Superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors: current evidence on diagnosis and radical treatment
Christophoros N. Foroulis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Ilias Karapantzos, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Haidong Huang, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
Epidemiology and prognosis of breast cancer in young women
Hussein A. Assi, Katia E. Khoury, Haifa Dbouk, Lana E. Khalil, Tarek H. Mouhieddine, Nagi S. El Saghir
Update in diagnosis and therapy of coexistent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure
Qiaojun Zeng, Shanping Jiang
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: new definition, current and future therapeutic options
Vito Fanelli, Aikaterini Vlachou, Shirin Ghannadian, Umberto Simonetti, Arthur S. Slutsky, Haibo Zhang
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
Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
Hormonal therapies in young breast cancer patients: when, what and for how long?
Alexandre Christinat, Simona Di Lascio, Olivia Pagani
The management of the advanced colorectal cancer: management of the pulmonary metastases
Charalambos Zisis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Ioanna Kougioumtzi, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Bojan Zaric, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Georgios Kesisis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Zhigang Li, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Pleural infection-current diagnosis and management
Andrew Rosenstengel, YC Gary Lee
COPD in India: Iceberg or volcano?
Arvind B. Bhome
Whole genome sequencing for lung cancer
Marissa Daniels, Felicia Goh, Casey M Wright, Krishna B Sriram, Vandana Relan, Belinda E Clarke, Edwina E Duhig, Rayleen V Bowman, Ian A Yang, Kwun M Fong

Original Articles

Establishment of an orthotopic lung cancer model in nude mice and its evaluation by spiral CT
Xiang Liu, Jun Liu, Yubao Guan, Huiling Li, Liyan Huang, Hailing Tang, Jianxing He
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


Surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: the phoenix of thoracic surgery?
Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Viti, Giovanni Di Perri, Alberto Terzi

Art of Operative Techniques

Thoracoscopic anatomic pulmonary resection
Jianxing He, Xin Xu

Below are the latest Journal of Thoracic Disease articles published online ahead of print publication.




Review Article

Original Article


Letter to the Editor

Short Communication

Statistic Corner


Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner