Vol 10, No 2 (February 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Editorial

Tumor spread through air space, the clinical implications for T factor and effects on the disease recurrence and prognosis
Takahiro Nakajima, Junichi Morimoto, Ichiro Yoshino
Long non-coding RNA and messenger RNA—the meeting of two worlds
Constance Vennin, Eric Adriaenssens
2D or 3D measurements of pulmonary nodules: preliminary answers and more open questions
Constance de Margerie-Mellon, Benedikt H. Heidinger, Alexander A. Bankier
Platelets promoting tumor metastasis: culprits or victims?
Reinhard Buettner
Small cell lung cancer heterogeneity: elevated a Notch above the Rest!
Khaled A. Hassan
Call for screening for primary aldosteronism: an underdiagnosed and treatable disease
Leay Kiaw Er, Vin-Cent Wu, TAIPAI Study Group
PNUTS at the crossroads of tumorigenesis and metastasis formation
Nicole Kiweler, Oliver H. Krämer
Is microRNA-31 a key regulator of breast tumorigenesis?
Tomasz Powrózek, Teresa Małecka-Massalska
Insight into the regulatory mechanism of VEGFA isoforms in p53 mutant breast cancer: can it be substantiated with solely in vitro studies?
Jiadi Luo, Songqing Fan
Acute respiratory distress syndrome—a worldwide economic perspective
Nader Chebib, Louis Kreitmann, Claude Guérin
Climbing the hill of left main coronary artery revascularization: percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft?
Ciro Indolfi, Carmen Spaccarotella, Masakazu Yasuda, Salvatore De Rosa
Spread through air spaces—novel pattern of cancer progression
Satoshi Shiono
Peeling back the onion: addressing nuances of CT screening for lung cancer
Frank C. Detterbeck
BRAF inhibitors in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Geòrgia Anguera, Margarita Majem
Will spread through air spaces be a staging parameter in lung cancer?
Hironori Uruga, Mari Mino-Kenudson
The reality of complexity: concomitant genomic alterations in patients with EGFR mutations
Andrés F. Cardona, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón, Leonardo Rojas, Oscar Arrieta
Low diffusing capacity, emphysema, or pulmonary fibrosis: who is truly pulling the lung cancer strings?
Seshiru Nakazawa, Kimihiro Shimizu, Akira Mogi, Hiroyuki Kuwano
Understanding the possibility of image-guided thermal ablation for pulmonary malignancies
Hideki Ujiie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Editorial on “Long-term survival outcome after postoperative recurrence of non-small cell lung cancer: who is ‘cured’ from postoperative recurrence?”
Joachim Pfannschmidt
Who benefit most from catheter ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation?
Yuki Komatsu, Kazutaka Aonuma
Anti-angiogenic therapy in nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with tyrosine kinase inhibition (TKI) that targets the VEGF receptor (VEGFR): perspective on phase III clinical trials
Sha’Shonda L. Revels, Jay M. Lee
Consolidative ablative radiotherapy improves outcomes in oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a further step toward new evidence
Linda Agolli, Stefano Arcangeli
The state of the art in the development of a panel of biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer
Fatemeh Rahimi Jamnani
Novel treatments for in-stent restenosis: sirolimus-eluting balloons enter the arena
Raffaele Piccolo, Tullio Niglio, Anna Franzone, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito
Disappointing results: a call to action
Leif D. Nelin, Edward G. Shepherd
Is the Sirolimus encapsulated balloon a reliable tool for treating the in-stent restenosis?—insights from the SABRE trial
Daniele Andreini, Daniela Trabattoni
Malignant pleural mesothelioma—the impact of globalization on rare diseases
M. Alireza Hoda, Till Ploenes, Clemens Aigner
Outcome of red blood cell transfusion: ladies first, but perhaps not in donation
Nicole P. Juffermans
Pulmonary metastectomy: impact of tumor histology and size
Michal J. Lada, Michael T. Milano, Carolyn E. Jones
Mortality after red blood cell transfusions from previously pregnant donors: complexities in the interpretation of large data
Susan Kuldanek, Christopher C. Silliman
Missing ingredients for a lifestyle recipe to treat hypertension
James A. Blumenthal, Andrew Sherwood
Utility of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy/stereotactic body radiation therapy in the setting of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Andrew Song, Bo Lu
Immediate non-culprit vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: a swinging pendulum
Juan J. Russo, Akshay Bagai, Michel R. Le May, Andrew T. Yan
Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV): do good things come to those who can wait?
Thomas Bein, Hermann Wrigge
Airway pressure release ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: not yet, we still need more data!
Thomas Piraino, Eddy Fan
Teaching an old dog new TRICS: re-evaluating transfusion triggers in high-risk cardiac surgery
Jonathan H. Chow, Michael A. Mazzeffi, Kenichi A. Tanaka
Should ultrathin strut drug eluting stents be considered the new benchmark for novel coronary stents approval? The complex interplay between stent strut thickness, polymeric carriers and antiproliferative drugs
Alessandro Lupi, Alon Schaffer, Angelo Sante Bongo
Staging in the era of international databases: documented improvements with remaining challenges
Robert B. Cameron
Ultrathin strut biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stents: being wary or going with the flow?
Salvatore Cassese, Anna Lena Lahmann, Michael Joner
Lung surgery in elderly patients: are we doing enough?
Marco Scarci, Roberto Crisci, Fabrizio Minervini
Anti-inflammatory therapy with canakinumab for atherosclerotic disease: lessons from the CANTOS trial
Peter L. Thompson, S. Mark Nidorf
Immune checkpoint blockade therapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Kazuto Harada, Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Hideo Baba, Jaffer A. Ajani
Patients reported outcomes in thoracic surgery
Cecilia Pompili, Kate Absolom, Galina Velikova, Leah Backhus
Renal denervation therapy beyond resistant hypertension
Amir Solomonica, Shahar Lavi, Tawfiq Choudhury, Rodrigo Bagur
Comparison of the different cardioplegic strategies in cardiac valves surgery: who wins the “arm-wrestling”?
Giuseppe Comentale, Raffaele Giordano, Gaetano Palma
A Spanish thoracic surgeon visits China—reflections on the surgical treatment of lung cancer
Ramón Rami-Porta

Original Article

Value of combining serum carcinoembryonic antigen and PET/CT in predicting EGFR mutation in non-small cell lung cancer
Jincui Gu, Siqi Xu, Lixia Huang, Shaoli Li, Jian Wu, Junwen Xu, Jinlun Feng, Baomo Liu, Yanbin Zhou
Early and mid-term follow-up of patients receiving arterial switch operation: a single-center experience
Yaqiong Xiao, Ping Zhang, Wei Su, Nianguo Dong
Serum osteopontin in patients with lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does the co-existence make the difference?
Vasiliki Petta, Stelios Loukides, Konstantinos Kostikas, Andriana I. Papaioannou, Georgios Papatheodorou, Kyriaki Cholidou, Ioannis Tomos, Spyridon Papiris, Nikolaos G. Koulouris, Petros Bakakos
Anatomic and surgical factors affecting the switch from minimally invasive transthoracic occlusion to open surgery during ventricular septal defect repair
Jian Fang, Shaobo Xie, Lunchao Ma, Chao Yang
Erythromycin poudrage versus erythromycin slurry in the treatment of refractory spontaneous pneumothorax
Cong-Cong Zhai, Xin-Shan Lin, Zhou-Hong Yao, Qing-Hua Liu, Ling Zhu, Dian-Jie Lin, Yun-Yan Wan
Factors associated with generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a cross-sectional study
Magdalena Brandl, Merle M. Böhmer, Susanne Brandstetter, Tamara Finger, Wiebke Fischer, Michael Pfeifer, Christian Apfelbacher
Ventilator-associated events after cardiac surgery: evidence from 1,709 patients
Siyi He, Fan Wu, Xiaochen Wu, Mei Xin, Sheng Ding, Jian Wang, Hui Ouyang, Jinbao Zhang
Thoracoscopic primary repair with mediastinal drainage is a viable option for patients with Boerhaave’s syndrome
Toru Nakano, Ko Onodera, Hirofumi Ichikawa, Takashi Kamei, Yusuke Taniyama, Tadashi Sakurai, Go Miyata
Robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery, and open surgery for early stage lung cancer: comparison of costs and outcomes at a single institute
Pierluigi Novellis, Edoardo Bottoni, Emanuele Voulaz, Umberto Cariboni, Alberto Testori, Luca Bertolaccini, Laura Giordano, Elisa Dieci, Lorenzo Granato, Elena Vanni, Marco Montorsi, Marco Alloisio, Giulia Veronesi
Lung cancer in connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease: clinical features and impact on outcomes
Satoshi Watanabe, Keigo Saeki, Yuko Waseda, Akari Murata, Hazuki Takato, Yukari Ichikawa, Masahide Yasui, Hideharu Kimura, Yasuhito Hamaguchi, Takashi Matsushita, Kazunori Yamada, Mitsuhiro Kawano, Kengo Furuichi, Takashi Wada, Kazuo Kasahara
Wet M1a non-small cell lung cancer: is it possible to predict recurrence of pleural effusion?
Fernando Conrado Abrao, Igor Renato Louro Bruno de Abreu, Geisa Garcia Viana, Mariana Campello de Oliveira, Elnara Marcia Negri, Riad Naim Younes
Assessment of programmed cell death ligand-1 expression with multiple immunohistochemistry antibody clones in non-small cell lung cancer
Chen Pang, Limei Yin, Xiaojuan Zhou, Chuanfen Lei, Ruizhan Tong, Meijuan Huang, Youling Gong, Zhenyu Ding, Jianxin Xue, Jiang Zhu, Yongsheng Wang, Li Ren, Lin Zhou, Jin Wang, Feng Peng, Qiao Zhou, You Lu
Decreased expression of hepatic cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) in a chronic intermittent hypoxia mouse model
Xiao-Bin Zhang, Yi-Ming Zeng, Xiao-Yang Chen, Yi-Xiang Zhang, Jin-Zhen Ding, Cheng Xue
Quality of life and influencing factors of coal miners in Xuzhou, China
Lei Han, Yan Li, Weiwen Yan, Lisheng Xie, Shuping Wang, Qiuyun Wu, Xiaoming Ji, Baoli Zhu, Chunhui Ni
Clinical outcome comparison of patients with septic shock defined by the new sepsis-3 criteria and by previous criteria
Seung Mok Ryoo, Gu Hyun Kang, Tae Gun Shin, Sung Yeon Hwang, Kyuseok Kim, You Hwan Jo, Yoo Seok Park, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Young Hoon Yoon, Woon Yong Kwon, Gil Joon Suh, Tae Ho Lim, Kap Su Han, Han Sung Choi, Sung Phil Chung, Won Young Kim, for the Korean Shock Society (KoSS) Inve
Diagnostic accuracy of interferon-gamma in pericardial effusions for tuberculous pericarditis: a meta-analysis
Chao Liu, Yun-Liang Cui, Chun-Mei Ding, Yan-Hua Wu, Hui-Li Li, Xiao-Fei Liu, Zhi-De Hu
Thoracoscopic wedge resection in single-lung patients
Davide Zampieri, Giuseppe Marulli, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Marco Schiavon, Andrea Zuin, Federico Rea
Application of 3D printing in the surgical planning of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and physician-patient communication: a preliminary study
Hong-Chang Guo, Yang Wang, Jiang Dai, Chang-Wei Ren, Jin-Hua Li, Yong-Qiang Lai
Prognostic significance of CT-determined emphysema in patients with small cell lung cancer
Hee Young Lee, Eun Young Kim, Young Saing Kim, Hee Kyung Ahn, Yoon Kyung Kim
Effectiveness of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy for acute respiratory failure with hypercapnia
Eun Sun Kim, Hongyeul Lee, Se Joong Kim, Jisoo Park, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Young-Jae Cho
Early and mid-term haemodynamic performance and clinical outcomes of St. Jude Medical Trifecta™ valve
Renata Raimundo, Soraia Moreira, Francisca Saraiva, Rui J. Cerqueira, Pedro Teixeira, Elson Salgueiro, André Lourenço, Mário J. Amorim, Jorge Almeida, Paulo Pinho, Adelino F. Leite- Moreira
Clinico-radiological features and efficacy of anti-fibrotic agents in atypical idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Keishi Sugino, Hiroshige Shimizu, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Takuma Isshiki, Keiko Matsumoto, Sakae Homma
Effect of comorbidities on long-term outcomes after thoracoscopic surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Takamasa Shibazaki, Makoto Odaka, Yuki Noda, You Tsukamoto, Shohei Mori, Hisatoshi Asano, Makoto Yamashita, Toshiaki Morikawa
A quality improvement program with nutrition therapy: restriction of lipid emulsions in cardiac surgical patients
Jian Gao, Guo-Wei Tu, Chun-Sheng Wang, Du-Ming Zhu, Lan Liu, Hua Liu, Xiao-Mei Yang, Zhe Luo
Comparison of survival between lung cancer patients receiving single or multiple-incision thoracoscopic surgery
Chia-Chuan Liu, Bing-Yen Wang, Chih-Shiun Shih, Nicolas Pennarun, Lay-Chin Lim, Shi-Ying Gao, Chih-Tao Cheng
Protective effects of PI3KCG gene on acute myocardial infarction
Ge Gong, Xin-Xing Yang, Yan-Yan Li, Hong-Yu Geng, Hui Wang, Lian-Sheng Wang, Zhi-Jian Yang
The outcomes of anatomical lung resection for nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
Tadashi Sakane, Katsunari Matsuoka, Sakiko Kumata, Risa Watanabe, Tetsu Yamada, Takahisa Matsuoka, Shinjiro Nagai, Mitsuhiro Ueda, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by minimally invasive esophagectomy: is it a superior approach for locally advanced resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma?
Han Tang, Hao Zheng, Lijie Tan, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Miao Lin, Qun Wang
Prognostic factors for surgically resected non-small cell lung cancer with cavity formation
Shunsuke Shigefuku, Yujin Kudo, Daisuke Yunaiyama, Jun Matsubayashi, Jinho Park, Toshitaka Nagao, Yoshihisa Shimada, Hisashi Saji, Masaru Hagiwara, Tetsuya Okano, Masatoshi Kakihana, Naohiro Kajiwara, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Ikeda
Enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery reduces discharge on highly dependent narcotics
Min P. Kim, Edward Y. Chan, Leonora M. Meisenbach, Razvan Dumitru, Jessica K. Brown, Faisal N. Masud
Sublobar resections for small-sized stage Ia lung adenocarcinoma: a Sino-Japanese multicenter study
Chenxi Zhong, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shenhai Wei, Wentao Fang, Hisao Asamura
Dosimetric comparison of helical tomotherapy and conventional Linac-based X-knife stereotactic body radiation therapy for primary lung cancer or pulmonary metastases
Shuangshuang Li, Ju Yang, Juan Liu, Shanbao Gao, Baorui Liu, Jing Yan
Effect of a passive exhalation port on tracheostomy ventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: a randomized controlled trial
Andrea Vianello, Giovanna Arcaro, Beatrice Molena, Silvia Iovino, Federico Gallan, Cristian Turato, Rosario Marchese-Ragona
99mTechnetium and methylene blue guided pulmonary nodules resections: preliminary British experience
Marco Nardini, Rocco Bilancia, Ian Paul, Shruti Jayakumar, Pavlos Papoulidis, Mohamed ElSaegh, Richard Hartley, Mark Richardson, Pankash Misra, Marcello Migliore, Joel Dunning
The potential role of postbronchoscopic fever on the postoperative outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Haoshuai Zhu, Jianyong Zou, Chunhua Su, Yiyan Lei, Bo Zeng, Zhenguang Chen, Honghe Luo
Association of serum leptin levels and pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis
Mao Ye, Lv-Fei Bian
Correlative factors for the location of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in infants and children
Ying Xu, Rui-Ling Feng, Lan Jiang, Hong-Bo Ren, Qi Li
Modeling the relationship between baseline lactate dehydrogenase and prognosis in patients with extensive-disease small cell lung cancer: a retrospective cohort study
Liang Zhou, Zhihui Xie, Zhenyi Shao, Wen Chen, Hua Xie, Xin Cui, Guoyou Qin, Naiqing Zhao

Guideline

Society for Translational Medicine Expert Consensus on the prevention and treatment of postoperative pulmonary infection in esophageal cancer patients
Zhentao Yu, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Shanqing Li, Deruo Liu, 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, Yongyu Liu, Xiuyi Zhi, Tiansheng Yan, Xingyi Zhang, Lei Gong, Hongdian Zhang, John B. Downs, Nestor Villamizar

Short Communication

Screen-detected multiple primary lung cancers in the ITALUNG trial
Mario Mascalchi, Camilla E. Comin, Elena Bertelli, Lapo Sali, Cristina Maddau, Stefania Zuccherelli, Giulia Picozzi, Laura Carrozzi, Michela Grazzini, Gabriella Fontanini, Luca Voltolini, Alessandra Vella, Francesca Castiglione, Francesca Carozzi, Eugenio Paci, Maurizio Zompatori, Andrea Lopes Pegna, Fabio Falaschi, for the ITALUNG Study Research Group
Acute liver failure with extreme hyperbilirubinemia secondary to endocarditis-related severe mitral and tricuspid regurgitation: a challenge and an opportunity for surgeons
Peter M. F. Lin, Simon C. Y. Chow, Sally W. Y. Ng, Anthony M. H. Ho, Song Wan
Predictive value of pulmonary function measures for short-term outcomes following lung resection: analysis of a single high-volume institution
Lauren J. Taylor, Walker A. Julliard, James D. Maloney

Surgical Technique

Thoracoscopic right S6 sleeve segmentectomy for squamous-cell carcinoma arising from the B6 central bronchus
Takuya Nagashima, Kenji Inui, Kenji Kanno, Hiroyuki Ito, Haruhiko Nakayama
A novel suction-based lung-stabilizing device for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical procedures
Yusuke Muranishi, Toshihiko Sato, Yuichiro Ueda, Yojiro Yutaka, Yasuto Sakaguchi, Tatsuo Nakamura, Hiroshi Date

ECG Pearls

Symptomatic sinus arrest induced by acute marijuana use
Leandra Grieve-Eglin, Sohaib Haseeb, Rachel Wamboldt, Adrian Baranchuk

Mini-Review of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Hyperprogressive disease in patients with non-small cell lung cancer on immunotherapy
Jonathan S. Kurman, Septimiu D. Murgu

Statistics Corner

A brief introduction to probability
Gioacchino Di Paola, Alessandro Bertani, Lavinia De Monte, Fabio Tuzzolino
How to describe bivariate data
Alessandro Bertani, Gioacchino Di Paola, Emanuele Russo, Fabio Tuzzolino

Brief Report

Two cases of combined thoracoscopy and open chest surgery for locally advanced lung carcinoma
Hitoshi Dejima, Hiroaki Kuroda, Katsutoshi Seto, Shozo Sakata, Takaaki Arimura, Tetsuya Mizuno, Noriaki Sakakura, Yukinori Sakao

Case Report

Difficult intubation due to unknown congenital tracheal stenosis in the adult: a case report and literature review
Yuki Yoshimatsu, Ryuhei Morita, Miho Suginaka, Koichi Furukawa, Naoki Nakamura, Kazushi Yamairi, Naomi Maruyama, Masahide Kaji, Takao Kamimori, Hiroshi Fujiwara
Granulomatous reaction of primary mediastinal seminoma leading to diagnostic delay: a case report
Hoseok Lee, Jae-Kwang Lim, Sang Yub Lee, Kyung Min Shin
Metastatic small bowel neuroendocrine tumour and carcinoid heart disease with aortic valve involvement—a rare occurrence
Siang Yuin Lee, Sheila Li, Karan Sian, Rosauro Mejia
Kawasaki disease: multiple giant coronary aneurysms intervention and pacemaker implantation due to complete heart block—a case report
Chunping Liu, Junxia Li, Zhenshuang Cui, Lili Niu, Junyu Cui, Xinli Tian, Yujie Shi
An acquired transposition of the aortic arch secondary to large esophageal cancer misdiagnosed as a right-side aortic arch
Yu Zheng, Xi-Wen Zhao, Han-Lu Zhang, Zi-Hao Wang, Yun Wang
Primary mediastinal leiomyoma: a rare case report and literature review
Chuan Li, Feng Lin, Qiang Pu, Lunxu Liu
Initial experience with a 3D printed model for preoperative simulation of the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum
Naoto Matsuo, Keitaro Matsumoto, Yasuaki Taura, Yuka Sakakibara, Daisuke Taniguchi, Katsunori Takagi, Yusuke Yamane, Masayuki Obatake, Naoya Yamasaki, Takeshi Nagayasu
Clinical implication of MEN1 mutation in surgically resected thymic carcinoid patients
Xiongfei Li, Mingbiao Li, Tao Shi, Renwang Liu, Dian Ren, Fan Yang, Sen Wei, Gang Chen, Jun Chen, Song Xu
Impact of 3D printing on the surgical management of tracheal stenosis associated to pulmonary sling: a case report
Luigi Arcieri, Raffaele Giordano, Ermanno Bellanti, Dante Chiappino, Bruno Murzi
3D-printing aided resection of intratracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma and mediastinal mature cystic teratoma in a 26-yearold female: a case report
Di Lu, Siyang Feng, Xiguang Liu, Xiaoying Dong, Mei Li, Hua Wu, Pengfei Ren, Dingwei Diao, Kaican Cai
Incidental adult polysplenia with situs inversus, interrupted inferior vena cava with azygos continuation, patent ductus arteriosus, and aortic branches variations: a case report
Se Hwan Kwon, So Youn Shin
A novel strategy for cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation
Ramiro Fernandez, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Ankit Bharat
Primary lung carcinoma combined with pulmonary amyloidosis secondary to syphilis infection
Luo Zhao, Xiaohui Xu, Ye Zhang, Shanqing Li, Xiaohua Shi, Yushang Cui