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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
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
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
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
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
Prophylactic cranial irradiation in non-small cell lung cancer: evidence and future development
Justyna Chalubinska-Fendler, Lucyna Kepka
Sublobar resection: functional evaluation and pathophysiological considerations
Pierachille Santus, Elisa Franceschi, Dejan Radovanovic
Auditorium of the future: e learning platform
Hasan F. Batirel, Jalal Assouad, Harry Etienne, Xavier Benoit D’Journo
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS): not still ready to put on END
Daniele Lavacchi, Giandomenico Roviello, Maria Grazia Rodriquenz
Idiopathic subglottic stenosis: a review
Carlos Aravena, Francisco A. Almeida, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, Subha Ghosh, Robert R. Lorenz, Sudish C. Murthy, Atul C. Mehta
Aerobic and breathing exercises improve dyspnea, exercise capacity and quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients: systematic review and meta-analysis
Masatoshi Hanada, Karina Tamy Kasawara, Sunita Mathur, Dmitry Rozenberg, Ryo Kozu, S. Ahmed Hassan, W. Darlene Reid
Radiation protection in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
Sylvia Marie R. Biso, Mladen I. Vidovich
Mortality prediction algorithms for patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Istvan Hizoh, Dominika Domokos, Gyongyver Banhegyi, David Becker, Bela Merkely, Zoltan Ruzsa
Effect of operative approach on quality of life following anatomic lung cancer resection
Emily S. Singer, Peter J. Kneuertz, Jennifer Nishimura, Desmond M. D’Souza, Ellen Diefenderfer, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt
Genomic alterations in thymoma—molecular pathogenesis?
Felicitas Oberndorfer, Leonhard Müllauer
How to identify intersegmental planes in performing sublobar anatomical resections
Giulia Nex, Marcella Schiavone, Angela De Palma, Rosatea Quercia, Debora Brascia, Giulia De Iaco, Francesca Signore, Teodora Panza, Giuseppe Marulli
Assessment of chest wall movement following thoracotomy: a systematic review
Karina Tukanova, Enrica Papi, Sara Jamel, George B. Hanna, Alison H. McGregor, Sheraz R. Markar
Quality management in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
Shady Henien, Herbert D. Aronow, J. Dawn Abbott
The European experience
Davide Tosi, Alessandro Palleschi, Valeria Musso, Alessandra Mazzucco, Margherita Cattaneo, Rosaria Carrinola, Francesco Damarco, Paolo Mendogni
Management of anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
Amber Famiglietti, John F. Lazar, Hayley Henderson, Margaret Hamm, Stefanie Malouf, Marc Margolis, Thomas J. Watson, Puja Gaur Khaitan
An approach to antibiotic treatment in patients with sepsis
María Luisa Martínez, Erika P. Plata-Menchaca, Juan Carlos Ruiz-Rodríguez, Ricard Ferrer
Oral antiplatelet therapy in the elderly undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: an umbrella review
Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Barbara Antonazzo, Arturo Giordano, Francesco Versaci, Giacomo Frati, Stefano Ronzoni, Alessandro Nudi, Francesco Nudi
Structural heart disease: the year in valvular and complex coronary intervention trials
Diego Lugo, Alma L. Pulido Ramirez, Saberio Lo Presti, Francesco Nappi, Christos G. Mihos
Thyroid cancer diagnosis in the era of precision imaging
Kimberley-Jane Bonjoc, Hannah Young, Susanne Warner, Thomas Gernon, Ellie Maghami, Ammar Chaudhry
Current issues in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Silvia Mas-Peiro, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Claudia Walther, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera
Novel treatment strategies for early-stage lung cancer: the oncologist’s perspective
Alice Indini, Erika Rijavec, Claudia Bareggi, Francesco Grossi
Healthcare systems approach to patient reported outcomes—benefits and challenges in thoracic surgery
Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Original Article

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
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
Midline unifocalization for pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
Richard D. Mainwaring
Video-assisted thoracoplasty in pulmonary tuberculosis: a retrospective study
Dmitry B. Giller, Boris D. Giller, Galina V. Giller, Galina V. Scherbakova, Vadim V. Koroev, Oleg Sh. Kesaev, Yakub G. Imagozhe, Aleksey A. Glotov
Identification of potential microRNAs and their targets in promoting gefitinib resistance by integrative network analysis
Fushuang Zheng, Hongyan Zhang, Jibin Lu
Comparison of the short-term outcomes of robot-assisted minimally invasive, video-assisted minimally invasive, and open esophagectomy
Lei Gong, Hongjing Jiang, Jie Yue, Xiaofeng Duan, Peng Tang, Peng Ren, Xijiang Zhao, Xiangming Liu, Xi Zhang, Zhentao Yu
Circ_0058063 upregulates GLUT1 expression and promotes glucose-uptake in esophageal squamous-cell carcinomas
Yinbin Zheng, Yi Chen, Hongjing Jiang, Hongdian Zhang, Hua Wang, Jun Xu, Zhentao Yu
A study of aortic dissection screening method based on multiple machine learning models
Lijue Liu, Caiwang Zhang, Guogang Zhang, Yan Gao, Jingmin Luo, Wei Zhang, Yi Li, Yang Mu
Totally endoscopic mitral valve repair using a three-dimensional endoscope system: initial clinical experience in Korea
Jihoon Kim, Jae Suk Yoo
Uniportal video assisted thoracoscopy versus open surgery for pulmonary hydatid disease—a single center experience
Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Bisanne Shaqqura, Waseem Salman, Mahmoud Ismail, Tammah Safadi, Rabee Adwan, Haitham AL-Hassan, Nisreen Rumman, Nizar Hijjeh
Surgery in Masaoka stage IV thymic carcinoma: a propensity-matched study based on the SEER database
Cong Ye, Minwei Bao, Huiting Li, Xiaogang Liu, Gening Jiang, Weixi Wang
Incidence and risk factors of pneumothorax following pre-procedural ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
Liran Shechtman, Maayan Shrem, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Gil Bornstein, Lee Gilad, Chagai Grossman
Paclitaxel for treatment of advanced small cell lung cancer (SCLC): a retrospective study of 185 patients
Damian von Eiff, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Inn Chung, Denise Bernhardt, Stefan Rieken, Stephan Liersch, Thomas Muley, Sonja Kobinger, Michael Thomas, Petros Christopoulos, Martin Steins
Report on 153 sequential three-incision robotic-assisted pulmonary resections by a single surgeon: technical details and learning curve
Muyun Peng, Xiang Wang, Chen Chen, Sichuang Tan, Wenliang Liu, Fenglei Yu
Characteristics of pulmonary mucormycosis and the experiences of surgical resection
Weipeng Shao, Jun Zhang, Shanwu Ma, Hongxiang Feng, Zhenrong Zhang, Chaoyang Liang, Deruo Liu
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with Lotus and Sapien 3 prosthetic valves: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mirosław Gozdek, Jakub Ratajczak, Adam Arndt, Kamil Zieliński, Michał Pasierski, Matteo Matteucci, Dario Fina, Federica Jiritano, Paolo Meani, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Michele Pilato, Domenico Paparella, Artur Słomka, Uri Landes, Ran Kornowski, Jacek Kubica, Roberto Lorusso, Piotr Suwalski, Mariusz Kowalewski, on behalf of Thoracic Research Centre
Prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width-standard deviation (RDW-SD) in patients operated on due to non-small cell lung cancer
Mariusz Łochowski, Justyna Chałubińska-Fendler, Barbara Łochowska, Izabela Zawadzka, Daniel Brzeziński, Marek Rębowski, Józef Kozak
New sympathicotomy for prevention of severe compensatory hyperhidrosis in patients with primary hyperhidrosis
Jung Wook Han, Jae Jun Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong
Use of Quickfix for tape fixation of chest tubes: a multi-center doctor-nurse questionnaire survey and fixing strength comparison study
Takahiro Homma, Toshihiro Ojima, Yoshifumi Shimada, Yushi Akemoto, Naoki Yoshimura
Impact of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy on tricuspid regurgitation in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a single-center prospective cohort experience
Yanan Zhen, Jianbin Zhang, Xiaopeng Liu, Guang Sun, Xia Zheng, Yongxin Han, Zhenguo Zhai, Aili Li, Fan Lin, Peng Liu
Prognostic role of dysregulated circRNAs in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Quanwa Bao, Feng Li, Houzhen Zheng, Shaobo Chen, Xiao Song
Comparison of outcomes between primary and secondary lung decortication
Joseph Motshedi Sekgololo, Risenga Frank Chauke
EUS-B for suspected left adrenal metastasis in lung cancer
Ida Skovgaard Christiansen, Khaliq Ahmad, Uffe Bodtger, Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Rafi Nessar, Goran Nadir Salih, Asbjørn Høegholm, Jouke Tabe Annema, Paul Frost Clementsen
Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on exhaled transforming growth factor-β and vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Ching-Chi Lin, Shwu-Fang Liaw, Chung-Hsin Chiu, Mei-Wei Lin
Initial pH and shockable rhythm are associated with favorable neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Oussama Daou, Hadrien Winiszewski, Guillaume Besch, Sebastien Pili-Floury, François Belon, Benoit Guillon, Tania Marx, Sidney Chocron, Gilles Capellier, Andrea Perrotti, Gaël Piton
Prognostic predictors of remission in ocular myasthenia after thymectomy
Xiang Liu, Wangyan Zhou, Jun Hu, Mingsong Hu, Wenkui Gao, Shan Zhang, Wei Zeng
The disconnection technique with the use of a bronchial blocker for improving nonventilated lung collapse in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Qian Cheng, Zhiyong He, Ping Xue, Qianyun Xu, Minmin Zhu, Wankun Chen, Changhong Miao
Immune regulatory markers of lepidic-pattern adenocarcinomas presenting as ground glass opacities
David B. Nelson, Kyle G. Mitchell, Jing Wang, Junya Fujimoto, Myrna Godoy, Carmen Behrens, Xiaofeng Zheng, Jianjun Zhang, Boris Sepesi, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, David C. Rice, Garrett L. Walsh, Stephen G. Swisher, Cesar A. Moran, Neda Kalhor, Annikka Weissferdt, Ignacio I. Wistuba, Jack A. Roth, Mara B. Antonoff
Matrix metalloproteinase family gene polymorphisms and lung cancer susceptibility: an updated meta-analysis
Xiaoliang Li, Caiyang Liu, Ran Ran, Gaohua Liu, Yanhui Yang, Wenzhuo Zhao, Xiaoyang Xie, Ji Li
Knockdown of PLAT enhances the anticancer effect of gefitinib in non-small cell lung cancer
Mengnan Yan, Wei Wang, Jian Zhou, Meijia Chang, Wenjun Peng, Ge Zhang, Jing Li, Huayin Li, Chunxue Bai
Is the result of modified Allen’s test still accurate after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy?
Jiaheng Zhang, Yuanjun Cheng, Donglai Chen, Fuquan Zhang, Shanzhou Duan, Lei Chen, Chang Chen, Yonghua Sang, Li Shi, Wentao Yang, Yongbing Chen
Effects of Tai Chi training on the physical and mental health status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chengyao Guo, Guiling Xiang, Liang Xie, Zilong Liu, Xiaomin Zhang, Qinhan Wu, Shanqun Li, Yan Wu
Polyglycolic acid sheet with fibrin glue technique without pleural abrasion in uniportal VATS for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Kyung Soo Kim
The accuracy of ultrasound-guided lung biopsy pathology and microbial cultures for peripheral lung lesions
Zhen-Long Zhao, Li-Li Peng, Ying Wei, Yan Li, Ge-Meng Wang, Ming-An Yu
Feasibility of autologous fibrin glue in general thoracic surgery
Mitsuaki Kawashima, Tadasu Kohno, Sakashi Fujimori, Naoko Kimura, Souichiro Suzuki, Ryuichi Yoshimura, Shinji Yuhara, Akira Kohno, Makoto Wakatabe, Shigeyoshi Makino
A nomogram for predicting in-hospital mortality in acute type A aortic dissection patients
Guifang Yang, Yang Zhou, Huaping He, Xiaogao Pan, Xizhao Li, Xiangping Chai
Inhibition of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-associated IRE-1/XBP-1 pathway alleviates acute lung injury via modulation of macrophage activation
Yanfeng Zhao, Yan Jiang, Linsong Chen, Xinlin Zheng, Junjie Zhu, Xiao Song, Jinghan Shi, Yuping Li, Wenxin He
Long-term outcomes of surgical procedures for Marfan syndrome: aortic dissection versus aneurysm
Ning Li, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Yifan Bai, Fan Qiao, Mengwei Tan, Qingqi Han, Fanglin Lu, Bailing Li, Lin Han, Guanxin Zhang, Zhiyun Xu
Sublobectomy versus lobectomy for long-term survival outcomes of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with a tumor size ≤2 cm accompanied by visceral pleural invasion: a SEER population-based study
Yue Yu, Renhong Huang, Pei Wang, Suyu Wang, Xinyu Ling, Peng Zhang, Jingwen Yu, Jun Wang, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Improving patient engagement, adherence, and satisfaction in lung cancer surgery with implementation of a mobile device platform for patient reported outcomes
Peter J. Kneuertz, Niveditha Jagadesh, Alicia Perkins, Morgan Fitzgerald, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt, Desmond M. D’Souza
Relationship between compliance and pulmonary vascular resistance in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Sarah Guigui, Syed I. Zaidi, John J. Lee, Tarec Elajami, Christos G. Mihos, Esteban Escolar
Vacuum-assisted closure vs. bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps for deep sternal wounds infection
Tuo Pan, Kai Li, Fu-Dong Fan, Yong-Shun Gao, Dong-Jin Wang
Glomerular filtration rate in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: the influence of cystatin-C-based estimations and comorbidity
Adam Nowiński, Anna Czyżak-Gradkowska, Luiza Jonczak, Damian Korzybski, Joanna Peradzyńska, Robert Pływaczewski, Paweł Śliwiński
Long-term safety of icotinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective, real-world study
Wen Zhang, Yiping Zhang, Qiong Zhao, Xiguang Liu, Likun Chen, Hongming Pan, Yuping Li, You Lu, Jianjin Huang, Zhe Zhang, Kaiqi Du, Suning Zhang, Tao Li, Liqin Lu, Guangmao Yu, Yang Wang, Xiaobin Yuan, Min Yang, Yongbin Ma, Fenlai Tan
Schisandra A ameliorates cigarette smoke extract and lipopolysaccharide-induced oxidative stress in lung epithelial cells
Dapeng Zhang, Suzhen Hu, Wanyan Li, Ran Ao, Zhijuan Wu, Zhimin Zhang, Ling Han
Bone morphogenetic protein-7 expression reflects the high proliferative ability and aggressiveness of thymic epithelial tumors
Kentaro Miura, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masanobu Momose, Yukiko Kanai, Shunichiro Matsuoka, Tetsu Takeda, Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Akira Hyogotani, Ken-ichi Ito
Diagnostic value of echocardiography on detecting the various types of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
Yi Yu, Qun-Shan Wang, Xi-Fang Wang, Jian Sun, Ling-Wei Yu, Ming Ding, Yi-Gang Li
A new simplified technique for artificial chordae implantation in mitral valve repair with its early results
Mohamed El Gabry, Fanar Mourad, Lisa Loosen, Arjang Ruhparwar, Ender Demircioglu, Daniel Wendt, Heinz Jakob, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada
Hospital readmissions after pulmonary resection: post-discharge nursing telephone assessment identifies high risk patients
Robert M. Van Haren, Arlene M. Correa, Boris Sepesi, David C. Rice, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Jack A. Roth, Stephen G. Swisher, Garrett L. Walsh, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Reza J. Mehran, Mara B. Antonoff
Development of a clinical score to distinguish malignant from benign esophageal disease in an undiagnosed patient population referred to an esophageal diagnostic assessment program
Negar Ahmadi, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Waël C. Hanna, Christian Finley, John Agzarian, Chuck K. Wen, Michal Coret, Colin Schieman, Yaron Shargall
Characteristics of incomplete endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration cases
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa, Satona Takana, Yoshito Yamada, Yojiro Yutaka, Daisuke Nakajima, Masatsugu Hamaji, Toshi Menju, Akihiro Ohsumi, Hiroshi Date
Effects of age on the association between pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer in a South Korean cohort
Soo Jeong An, Young-Ju Kim, Seon-Sook Han, Jeongwon Heo
Delayed surgery after histologic or radiologic-diagnosed clinical stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Chien-Sheng Huang, Po-Kuei Hsu, Chun-Ku Chen, Yi-Chen Yeh, Chun-Che Shih, Biing-Shiun Huang
Management of acute type A intramural hematoma: upfront surgery or individualized approach? A retrospective analysis and meta-analysis
Simon C. Y. Chow, Randolph H. L. Wong, Ishan Lakhani, Michelle V. Wong, Gary Tse, Peter S. Y. Yu, Jacky Y. K. Ho, Takuya Fujikawa, Malcolm J. Underwood
Calcification of coronary arteries and aortic valve and circulating a-klotho levels in patients with chronic kidney disease
Panagiotis Savvoulidis, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, Vasileios Raptis, Vasileios Rafailidis, Panagiotis I. Georgianos, Elias V. Balaskas, Konstantinos Kouskouras, Haralambos Karvounis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades
Safety of early orthopedic surgery in patients with intermediate/ low- or low-risk pulmonary embolism
Ho Cheol Kim, Jin-Han Park, Jong-Min Song, Jae-Joon Hwang, Sang-Bum Hong, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee, Jae Seung Lee
Clinical significance of thyroid hormone and antibodies in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Yuki Sato, Yoshinori Tanino, Takefumi Nikaido, Ryuichi Togawa, Takaya Kawamata, Xintao Wang, Naoko Fukuhara, Hikaru Tomita, Mikako Saito, Natsumi Watanabe, Mami Rikimaru, Takashi Umeda, Julia Morimoto, Tatsuhiko Koizumi, Yasuhito Suzuki, Kenichiro Hirai, Manabu Uematsu, Hiroyuki Minemura, Atsuro Fukuhara, Suguru Sato, Junpei Saito, Kenya Kanazawa, Yoko Shibata
Is uni-portal video-assisted thoracic surgery a feasible approach for the surgical treatment of bronchopulmonary sequestration?
Zhixin Li, Yongqiang Zhao, Xuefei Hu, Wenxin He, Xiaogang Zhao
Identification of key genes for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via integrated bioinformatics analysis and experimental confirmation
Jia Hu, Rongzhen Li, Huikai Miao, Zhesheng Wen
Prevalence and risk factors of reflux after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Samina Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim
Identification of somatic copy number variations in plasma cell free DNA correlating with intrinsic resistances to EGFR targeted therapy in T790M negative non-small cell lung cancer
Lucheng Zhu, Jiafeng Liang, Bing Xia, Yasi Xu, Ziliang Qian, Shenglin Ma, Shirong Zhang
The analysis of prognosis factor in patients with non-small cell lung cancer receiving pneumonectomy
Guige Wang, Lei Liu, Jiaqi Zhang, Shanqing Li

Editorial

Methodology of curriculum development
Nathalie Tabin, Carine Pannetier, Daiana Stolz
Management of congenital heart disease
Raghav A. Murthy
Early stage lung cancer: pathologist’s perspective
Francesca Boggio, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Giorgio Croci, Marco Barella, Stefano Ferrero
The impact of age and performance status on the efficacy of osimertinib in patients with EGFR T790M-positive non-small cell lung cancer
Hyun-Il Gil, Sang-Won Um
Mechanism of ambient particulate matter and respiratory infections
Luis G. Vargas Buonfiglio, Alejandro P. Comellas
New approaches for mitral valve surgery without opening the left atrium
Jeffrey Shuhaiber
Specialist training in Europe: introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Thoracic Diseases
Gilbert Massard, Daiana Stolz
Stenting treatment is a minimally traumatic and effective alternative to surgical repair for iatrogenic tracheobronchial lesion
Antonio D’Andrilli, Erino A. Rendina
Closed mitral commissurotomy—a cheap, reproducible and successful way to treat mitral stenosis
Manuel J. Antunes
Modern day guidelines for post lobectomy chest tube management
Rahul Nayak, Yaron Shargall
Patient-reported outcomes in thoracic surgery—opportunities and current challenges
Peter J. Kneuertz, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce
Surgical treatment of infective endocarditis in the era of minimally invasive cardiac surgery and transcatheter approach: an editorial
Konstantin Zhigalov, Michel Pompeu B. O. Sá, Bakytbek Kadyraliev, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Daniel Wendt, Arjang Ruhparwar, Alexander Weymann
The importance both of early diagnosis and smoking cessation in the battle against lung cancer
Alfredo Tartarone

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
Muscular ventricular septal defects: how I close them
Vinod A. Sebastian
Safety and advantage of no drain policy after thoracoscopic major lung resection
Kazuhiro Ueda
Asthma and allergy crisis in Puerto Rico: a must do proposal
Syed A. A. Rizvi, Marcos A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, Jesús Irizarry Mora, Sultan S. Ahmed, Ronda Lunn, Troy Grogan
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for large anterior mediastinal hematoma
Yuhang Ruan, Xiaodong Li, Jianfei Shen, Minhua Ye
Capillary refill time: the missing link between macrocirculation and microcirculation in septic shock?
Glenn Hernández, Ricardo Castro, Jan Bakker
Not all anemia is solely due to iron deficiency
Julian Rössler, Alexander Kaserer, Gabriela H. Spahn, Donat R. Spahn
Relationship between obstructive lung disease and non-small cell lung cancer
Takaki Akamine, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Masaki Mori
A novel guidewire-assisted silicone spigot placement for endobronchial occlusion in a complicated airway tract: application of medical thoracoscopy
Yojiro Yutaka, Masahide Isowa, Hiroshi Date
Sympathotomy for severe compensatory hyperhidrosis in the trunk due to traumatic cervical spinal cord injury
Jung Wook Han, Jae Jun Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim
Autopsy examination after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: ‘Mortuis vivos docent’
Kollengode Ramanathan, Deng Jia, Chuen Seng Tan, Graeme MacLaren
How does metformin act as a host-directed agent in tuberculosis associated with diabetes mellitus?
Wing-Wai Yew, Denise P. Chan, Kwok-Chiu Chang, Ying Zhang
Non-technical skills for surgeons: challenges and opportunities for cardiothoracic surgery
Dominique Vervoort, Sameer Hirji
The fate of subsolid nodule: predictable or unpredictable?
Yun-Ju Wu, Jeng-Hwei Tseng, Chia-Hao Liang, En-Kuei Tang, Fu-Zong Wu

Short Communication

Early failure of mitral valve repair with anterior leaflet pericardial patch augmentation in rheumatic and radiation-induced valvulitis
Christos G. Mihos, Sofia A. Horvath, Rafle Fernandez, Francesco Nappi, Steve Xydas

Study Protocol

Treatment rationale and design of the PROLONG study: safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab as first-line therapy for elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Takeshi Masuda, Kazunori Fujitaka, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Kikuo Nakano, Masahiro Yamasaki, Souichi Kitaguchi, Ken Masuda, Kakuhiro Yamaguchi, Shinjiro Sakamoto, Yasushi Horimasu, Shigeo Kawase, Shintaro Miyamoto, Taku Nakashima, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Naoki Shiota, Tadashi Senoo, Yoshikazu Awaya, Tomohiro Kondo, Takashi Yoshida, Hironobu Hamada, Isao Murakami, Noboru Hattori

iMDT Corner

Management of non-small-cell lung cancer with resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor: case discussion
Yuyan Zheng, Min Zhou, Surein Arulananda, Sang-Won Um, Hecheng Li
Cardiovascular implantable electronic device-related tricuspid regurgitation: a multidisciplinary team approach
Sarah Guigui, Ahmed Zedan, Angelo LaPietra, Sofia A. Horvath, Ivan A. Arenas, Christos G. Mihos