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Review Article

Why do we need harmonization in thoracic surgery: a view from above by the European Union of Medical Specialists
Toni Lerut, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Gilbert Massard
Teaching non-technical skills: the patient centered approach
Gianluca Casali, Gareth Lock, Nuria M. Novoa
Mobility during and after training: autobiography and advice to early career colleagues
Carolina Torres, Anna Elisabeth Frick
Harmonisation of respiratory medicine: the success story of European curriculum development
Daiana Stolz, Nathalie Tabin, Amy Farr
Structured and evidence-based training of technical skills in respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery
Pia Iben Pietersen, Christian B. Laursen, René Horsleben Petersen, Lars Konge
How to prepare for academic leadership: scientific training curriculum
Isabelle Opitz, Thorsten Walles
Difference of environment behind research and clinical practice between USA and Japan
Takefumi Komiya, Gerard Chaaya, Leigh Deshotels, Andy Wang
Are there any ethnic differences in the efficacy and safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors for treatment of lung cancer?
Jiyun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
Robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy: past, present and future
Gijsbert I. van Boxel, B. Feike Kingma, Frank J. Voskens, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
Rapid progression of disease from immunotherapy following targeted therapy: insights into treatment management and sequence
Rebecca Pharaon, Isa Mambetsariev, Jeremy Fricke, Ravi Salgia
Role of imaging in lung transplantation evaluation
Alexander D. Calvert, Todd R. Hazelton
Advances in targeting acquired resistance mechanisms to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Justin A. Chen, Jonathan W. Riess
Mechanisms of resistance to osimertinib
Chiara Lazzari, Vanesa Gregorc, Niki Karachaliou, Rafael Rosell, Mariacarmela Santarpia
Tumor evolution in epidermal growth factor receptor mutated non-small cell lung cancer
Ana I. Velazquez, Caroline E. McCoach
Role of precision imaging in esophageal cancer
Sherif B. Elsherif, Sonia Andreou, Mayur Virarkar, Erik Soule, Dheeraj Reddy Gopireddy, Priya R. Bhosale, Chandana Lall
Different treatment efficacies and side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy
Low-Jia Li, Qingyun Chong, Lingzhi Wang, Goh Boon Cher, Ross A. Soo
Robotic thymectomy for advanced thymic epithelial tumor: indications and technical aspects
Kwon Joong Na, Chang Hyun Kang
The utility of bronchoscopy in immunocompromised patients: a review
Christopher Morton, Jonathan Puchalski
Exercise MRI highlights heterogeneity in cardiovascular mechanics among patients with Fontan circulation: proposed protocol for routine evaluation
Francisco Contijoch, Bochao Li, Weiguang Yang, Jose A. Silva-Sepulveda, Irine Vodkin, Beth Printz, Vera Vavinskaya, Sanjeet Hegde, Alison Marsden, Hannah El-Sabrout, Laith Alshawabkeh, John W Moore, Howaida El-Said
Timeliness of antibiotics for patients with sepsis and septic shock
Michiel Schinkel, Rishi S. Nannan Panday, W. Joost Wiersinga, Prabath W. B. Nanayakkara
Reinforced Ross operation and intermediate to long term follow up
Awais Ashfaq, Hayden Leeds, Irving Shen, Ashok Muralidaran
Congenital tracheal stenosis & associated cardiac anomalies: operative management & techniques
Aditya Sengupta, Raghav A. Murthy
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
T. K. Susheel Kumar
Three-dimensional printing in congenital heart disease
Joshua L. Hermsen, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Petros V. Anagnostopoulos
Radiotherapy for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer in distinct clinical indications and scenarios
Lucyna Kepka, Joanna Socha, Beata Sas-Korczynska
Time to stop randomized and large pragmatic trials for intensive care medicine syndromes: the case of sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome
Armand R. J. Girbes, Harm-Jan de Grooth
Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound: historical, contemporary, and cutting-edge applications
Sameer K. Avasarala, Carlos Aravena, Francisco A. Almeida
Improving outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with stable ischemic heart disease
Dhavalkumar B. Patel, Rachit Shah, Ion S. Jovin
Evolution of care pathways for babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: integrating mechanistic and clinical process investigation, standardization, and collaborative study
Tara Karamlou, Hani K. Najm

Original Article

Trans-subxiphoid robotic surgery for anterior mediastinal disease: an initial case series
Osbert Qi Yao Leow, Chuan Cheng, Yin-Kai Chao
Keratin 17 is an imaging biomarker in lung cancers
Priya Bhattacharji, William Moore, Kavitha Yaddanapudi
Refining dataset curation methods for deep learning-based automated tuberculosis screening
Tae Kyung Kim, Paul H. Yi, Gregory D. Hager, Cheng Ting Lin
Sternochondral replacement: use of cadaveric allograft for the reconstruction of anterior chest wall
Giuseppe Marulli, Giulia De Iaco, Pia Ferrigno, Angela De Palma, Rosatea Quercia, Debora Brascia, Marco Schiavon, Marco Mammana, Federico Rea
Microsurgical robotic suturing of sural nerve graft for sympathetic nerve reconstruction: a technical feasibility study
Tommy Nai-Jen Chang, Lisa Wen-Yu Chen, Chin-Pang Lee, Kuo-Hsuan Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang, Yin-Kai Chao
Differences in molecular epidemiology of lung cancer among ethnicities (Asian vs. Caucasian)
Motohiro Izumi, Tomohiro Suzumura, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kenji Sawa, Naoki Yoshimoto, Yoko Tani, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tomoya Kawaguchi
Costal cartilage resection for the treatment of slipping rib syndrome (Cyriax syndrome) in adults
Antonio Mazzella, Ludovic Fournel, Antonio Bobbio, Aurélie Janet-Vendroux, Filippo Lococo, Emelyne Canny Hamelin, Philippe Icard, Marco Alifano
Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for mediastinal masses: a single-institution experience
Kai Chen, Xianfei Zhang, Runsen Jin, Jie Xiang, Dingpei Han, Yajie Zhang, Hecheng Li
Midline unifocalization for pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
Richard D. Mainwaring
NF-κB1 promoter-94ins/delATTG polymorphisms correlate with the acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Xun Meng, Shao-Qiang Zheng, Jin-Hong Wang, Tao Zhang
Does an imbalance in circulating vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) cause atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease?
Keke Wang, Yanyan Liu, Suiqing Huang, Huayang Li, Jian Hou, Jiaxing Huang, Jiantao Chen, Kangni Feng, Mengya Liang, Guangxian Chen, Zhongkai Wu
Impact of diabetes mellitus on coagulation function before and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Dawei Wang, Yu Liu, Ziying Chen, Fei Yang, Zhenming Zhang, Yulei Wei
Intra-operative blood transfusion significantly increases the risk of post-operative pulmonary embolism
Qiaojun Zeng, Shufang Tan, Qiang Bao, Shanping Jiang
Risk factors and survival of patients with permanent pacemaker implantation after heart transplantation
Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Ann-Kathrin Rahm, Fabrice F. Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Andreas O. Doesch, Philipp Ehlermann, Hugo A. Katus, Edgar Zitron
Extended resections for the treatment of patients with T4 stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (T4N0-1M0) with or without cardiopulmonary bypass: a 15-year two-center experience
Dimitrios Filippou, Athanasios Kleontas, Vasilios Tentzeris, Christos Emmanouilides, Stavros Tryfon, Sofia Baka, Ioanna Filippou, Kostas Papagiannopoulos
Relationship of soluble ST2 to pulmonary hypertension severity in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
Jonathan Beaudoin, Jackie Szymonifka, Zachary Lavender, Roderick C. Deaño, Qing Zhou, James L. Januzzi, Jagmeet P. Singh, Quynh A. Truong
Correlation study of venous thromboembolism with SAA, IL-1, and TNF-a levels and gene polymorphisms in Chinese population
Refukaiti Abuduhalike, Juan Sun, Li Zhao, Ailiman Mahemuti
Obstructive sleep apnoea and open heart surgery: a review of its incidence and impact to patients
Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Saidah Mohd Sahid, Shahrul Amry Hashim, Sukcharanjit Singh, Frances Chung, Raja Amin Raja Mokhtar, Wang Chew Yin
Spontaneous breathing anesthesia for cervical tracheal resection and reconstruction
Yanran Zhou, Hui Liu, Xi Wu, Shuben Li, Lixia Liang, Qinglong Dong
Lung ultrasongraphy versus chest radiography for the diagnosis of pediatric community acquired pneumonia in emergency department: a meta-analysis
Liang Wang, Wei Song, Yong Wang, Jie Han, Ke Lv
Decision-making at initial surgery for type A aortic dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome: proximal or extensive repair
Ning Li, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Yifan Bai, Zhao An, Guanxin Zhang, Qingqi Han, Fanglin Lu, BaiLing Li, Lin Han, Zhiyun Xu
Characteristics of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and strain elastography of locally advanced breast cancer
Li-Shuang Gu, Rui Zhang, Yong Wang, Xue-Mei Liu, Fei Ma, Jia-Yu Wang, Xiao-Ying Sun, Meng-Jia Liu, Bo Wang, Shuang-Mei Zou
Clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in transthoracic biopsy of malignant anterior mediastinal masses
Jie Han, Xiao-Li Feng, Tian-Yu Xu, Wen-Qi Feng, Meng-Jia Liu, Bo Wang, Ting-Lin Qiu, Yong Wang
A novel technique for identification of the segments based on pulmonary artery plane combined with oxygen diffusing discrepancy
Yandong Zhao, Yunpeng Xuan, Jianfang Song, Tong Qiu, Yi Qin, Wenjie Jiao
Contralateral bulla neogenesis associated with postoperative recurrences of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in young patients
Kenji Tsuboshima, Yasumi Matoba, Teppei Wakahara

Letter to the Editor

Role of imaging in predicting tumor spread through airspaces (STAS): what are the next steps
Constance de Margerie-Mellon, Paul A. VanderLaan, Benedikt H. Heidinger, Alexander A. Bankier
Neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: TKIs or immunotherapy?
Zhenyang Zhang, Jiangbo Lin, Mingqiang Kang
Non-intubated uniportal VATS surgery is feasible approach
Zeead M. AlGhamdi, Seha Ahn, Kwan-Chang Kim, Sook-Whan Sung

Surgical Technique

Sternectomy for primary chondrosarcoma
Stéphane Collaud, Theresa Stork, Daniel Valdivia, Keita Tokuishi, Clemens Aigner
Anterior chest wall resection and sternal body wedge for primary chest wall tumour: reconstruction technique with biological meshes and titanium plates
Alberto Sandri, Giovanni Donati, Carlo Droz Blanc, Victor Auguste Nigra, Matteo Gagliasso, Roberto Barmasse
MRI-guided segmental sternectomy for impalpable intraosseous lesion
Francesco Petrella, Monica Casiraghi, Niccolò Filippi, Riccardo Orlandi, Andrea Alliata, Giorgio Lo Iacono, Luigi Funicelli, Stefania Rizzo, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Chest wall resection and reconstruction by composite prosthesis for locally recurrent breast carcinoma
Francesco Petrella, Giorgio Lo Iacono, Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Gherzi, Elena Prisciandaro, Cristina Garusi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Chest wall resection and reconstruction for lung cancer: surgical techniques and example of integrated multimodality approach
Mauro Loi, Antonio Mazzella, Isacco Desideri, Ludovic Fournel, Emelyne Canny Hamelin, Philippe Icard, Antonio Bobbio, Marco Alifano
Extensive abdominal and chest wall resection and reconstruction for invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
Pia Ferrigno, Nicola Monaci, Alessandro Pangoni, Giovanni Comacchio, Giuseppe Natale, Eleonora Faccioli, Andrea Zuin, Andrea Dell’Amore, Federico Rea
Hybrid operating room—one stop for diagnosis, staging and treatment of early stage NSCLC
Joyce W. Y. Chan, Peter S. Y. Yu, Rainbow W. H. Lau, Calvin S. H. Ng

Surgical Technique

Radioisotope-guided localization and resection of non-palpable focal lesion of the rib
Francesco Petrella, Giorgio Lo Iacono, Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Gherzi, Elena Prisciandaro, Cristiano Rampinelli, Marzia Colandrea, Chiara Maria Grana, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Editorial of Cough Section

Introduction to JTD Cough Section
Woo-Jung Song

Editorial Commentary

The change of therapeutic trends in the thymic epithelial tumor
Chang Hyun Kang
Neoadjuvant versus adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer debate revisited
Chan Yeu Pu, Sai Yendamuri
Local consolidative therapy for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Pamela P. Samson, Matthew B. Spraker, Shahed N. Badiyan, Gregory Vlacich, Clifford G. Robinson, Aadel A. Chaudhuri
Is skeletal muscle mass an optimal marker for postoperative outcomes in lung cancer patients?
Yusuke Takahashi, Takeo Nakada, Noriaki Sakakura, Hiroaki Kuroda
Is this the right MOMENTUM?—evidence from a HeartMate 3 randomized trial
Silvia Mariani, Anamika Chatterjee, Jasmin S. Hanke, Katharina Homann, Günes Dogan, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto
A personalized approach to the acute respiratory distress syndrome: recent advances and future challenges
Elena Spinelli, Domenico L. Grieco, Tommaso Mauri
Benefits of omitting chest drain after thoracoscopic major lung resection
Mateja Ladan, René Horsleben Petersen