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Review Article

Surgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer: review of meta-analyses
Masatsugu Hamaji, Yukinori Matsuo, Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa, Takashi Mizowaki, Hiroshi Date
Inflammation and coagulation following minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation technologies
Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova
Devising the guidelines: the techniques of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery—postoperative management and enhanced recovery after surgery
Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Brunelli
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
Regional capnometry to evaluate the adequacy of tissue perfusion
Stéphane Bar, Marc-Olivier Fischer
Devising the guidelines: the techniques of pulmonary nodule localization in uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery—hybrid operating room in the future
Ze-Rui Zhao, Rainbow W. H. Lau, Peter S. Y. Yu, Calvin S. H. Ng
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
Bronchoscopic ablation of peripheral lung tumors
Bruce F. Sabath, Roberto F. Casal
MIECT: How did it start?
Yves Fromes, Olivier M. Bical
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
Minimized extracorporeal circulation in non-coronary surgery
Andreas Liebold, Günter Albrecht
Devising the guidelines: the concept of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery—incisions and anesthetic management
Konstantinos Marios Soultanis, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Interpretation of venous-to-arterial carbon dioxide difference in the resuscitation of septic shock patients
Siyi Yuan, Huaiwu He, Yun Long
Venous-to-arterial pCO2 difference in high-risk surgical patients
Pierre Huette, Omar Ellouze, Osama Abou-Arab, Pierre-Grégoire Guinot
Monitoring and optimization of the microcirculation during CPB
John M. Murkin
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy approach to the management of non-pulmonary diseases of the chest
Ching Yeung, Jennifer Dawson, Sebastien Gilbert
Breathing lung transplantation with the Organ Care System (OCS) Lung: lessons learned and future implications
William Lightle, Daoud Daoud, Gabriel Loor
Combination of O2 and CO2-derived variables to detect tissue hypoxia in the critically ill patient
Gustavo A. Ospina-Tascón, Humberto J. Madriñán
Pleuroscopy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for exudative pleural effusion: a comparative overview
Muhammad Sajawal Ali, Richard W. Light, Fabien Maldonado
Simulation training for crises during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Simon W. C. Sin, Pauline Y. Ng, Wallace C. W. Ngai, Peter C. K. Lai, Andy Y. T. Mok, Ricky W. K. Chan
Detection, classification, and management of rejection after lung transplantation
Amit D. Parulekar, Christina C. Kao
The role of the immune system in lung transplantation: towards improved long-term results
Ramsey R. Hachem
Ectopic mineralization in heart valves: new insights from in vivo and in vitro procalcific models and promising perspectives on noncalcifiable bioengineered valves
Antonella Bonetti, Maurizio Marchini, Fulvia Ortolani
Pharmacotherapy and adjunctive treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Shigeki Saito, Ala Alkhatib, Jay K. Kolls, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Joseph A. Lasky
Bedside troubleshooting during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Bhoumesh Patel, Michael Arcaro, Subhasis Chatterjee
Indications for lung transplant referral and listing
Omar Shweish, Goutham Dronavalli
Current management and perspectives in the treatment of ventricular assist device-specific infections
Mosab Al Shakaki, Heinrich Rotering, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Henryk Welp, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila
Usefulness of venous-to-arterial partial pressure of CO2 difference to assess oxygen supply to demand adequacy: effects of dobutamine
Boulos Nassar, Jihad Mallat
Comparing the diagnostic value of 18F-FDG-PET/CT versus CT for differentiating benign and malignant solitary pulmonary nodules: a meta-analysis
Yuzhu Jia, Wanfeng Gong, Zhiping Zhang, Gaofeng Tu, Jiapeng Li, Fanfan Xiong, Hongtao Hou, Yunyi Zhang, Meiqian Wu, Liping Zhang
Changes in store for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Jason E. Sandler, Angelica D’Aiello, Balazs Halmos

Original Article

Age is an independent predictor in pathological diagnosis of sarcoidosis: a retrospective analysis of diagnosis by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
Eriko Kuwasaki, Tetsutaro Nagaoka, Hiroaki Ihara, Takeo Tsutsumi, Ai Nakamura, Hitomi Yoshikawa, Takashi Yoshida, Junko Watanabe, Masako Ichikawa, Ryo Koyama, Naoko Shimada, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Initial experiences with a centrifugal-pump based minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation system in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery
Alexander Kadner, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Maris Bartkevics, Serena Wyss, Hans-Joerg Jenni, Gabor Erdoes, Balthasar Eberle, Thierry Carrel
Effects of pulsatile minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation on fibrinolysis and organ protection in adult cardiac surgery—a prospective randomized trial
Angelika Graßler, Robert Bauernschmitt, Irene Guthoff, Andreas Kunert, Markus Hoenicka, Günter Albrecht, Andreas Liebold
Local control of locally advanced (N2) non-small cell lung cancer: when and how?
Byung Jo Park, Jhingook Kim
Controlled automated reperfusion of the whole body after cardiac arrest
Georg Trummer, Christoph Benk, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
Comparison of specimen adequacy and diagnostic accuracy of a 25-gauge and 22-gauge needle in endobronchial ultrasoundguided transbronchial needle aspiration
Christopher Di Felice, Benjamin Young, Maroun Matta
Outcomes of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and airway obstruction treated with photodynamic therapy and non-photodynamic therapy ablation modalities
Ravishankar Jayadevappa, Sumedha Chhatre, Harmik J. Soukiasian, Septimiu Murgu
Single-center experience with the combination of Cardioplexol™ cardioplegia and MiECC for isolated coronary artery bypass graft procedures
Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel, Silvio Barandun, Emilie Kaufmann, Brigitta Gahl, Lars Englberger, Hansjoerg Jenni, Alberto Weber, Thierry Aymard, Erich Gygax, Thierry Carrel
Performance of the EuroSCORE II and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons score in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis
Piotr Duchnowski, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Piotr Szymanski
Wide phenotypic variability in RSPH9-associated primary ciliary dyskinesia: review of a case-series from Cyprus
Panayiotis K. Yiallouros, Panayiotis Kouis, Panayiota Pirpa, Kyriaki Michailidou, Maria A. Loizidou, Louiza Potamiti, Margarita Kalyva, Giorgos Koutras, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Andreas Hadjisavvas
Prognosis of patients with acute respiratory failure and prolonged intensive care unit stay
Chih-Cheng Lai, Kuei-Ling Tseng, Chung-Han Ho, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Chin-Ming Chen, Khee-Siang Chan, Chien-Ming Chao, Shu-Chen Hsing, Kuo-Chen Cheng
Trophinin-associated protein expression is an independent prognostic biomarker in lung adenocarcinoma
Zhao Chen, Yuhan Zhou, Raojun Luo, Kai Liu, Zhoumiao Chen
Application of the IQQA-3D imaging interpretation and analysis system in uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomical segmentectomy: a series study
Guobing Xu, Chun Chen, Wei Zheng, Yong Zhu, Hao Chen, Bingqiang Cai
Accuracy of qSOFA for the diagnosis of sepsis-3: a secondary analysis of a population-based cohort study
Hongcheng Tian, Jianfang Zhou, Li Weng, Xiaoyun Hu, Jinmin Peng, Chunyao Wang, Wei Jiang, Xueping Du, Xiuming Xi, Youzhong An, Meili Duan, Bin Du, for China Critical Care Clinical Trials Group (CCCCTG)
Long-term impact of complications after lung resections in non-small cell lung cancer
Shuichi Shinohara, Kenichi Kobayashi, Chinatsu Kasahara, Takamitsu Onitsuka, Masaki Matsuo, Makoto Nakagawa, Masakazu Sugaya
Fat-free mass index is superior to body mass index as a novel risk factor for prolonged air leak complicating video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer
Shuang-Jiang Li, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Wen-Biao Zhang, Yong-Jiang Li, Shan Cheng, Guo-Wei Che, Lun-Xu Liu
Associations between mean arterial pressure and 28-day mortality according to the presence of hypertension or previous blood pressure level in critically ill sepsis patients
Gun Tak Lee, Sung Yeon Hwang, Ik Joon Jo, Tae Rim Kim, Hee Yoon, Joo Hyun Park, Won Chul Cha, Min Seob Sim, Tae Gun Shin
Mechanical versus bioprosthetic valves in patients on dialysis
Patrick G. Chan, Ibrahim Sultan, Thomas G. Gleason, Forozan Navid, Arman Kilic
Stand-alone surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: a novel bilateral double-port approach
Huiming Guo, Hongkun Qing, Yuyuan Zhang, Jian Liu, Zhao Chen, Zhongming Cao, Jindong Xu, Huanlei Huang, Yumei Xue, Xianzhang Zhan, Fangzhou Liu, Shulin Wu, Jian Zhuang
Clinical outcomes following an initial experience with a novel powered vascular stapler in video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomies: results of a Chinese multi-center study
Bin Qiu, Xiaozheng Kang, Ke-Neng Chen, Jian Hu, Jian Li, Liping Zeng, Elliott J. Fegelman, Michael L. Schwiers, Erin E. Creedon, Jason R. Waggoner, Ding Ding, Tengfei Yang, Shugeng Gao
Pleurectomy/decortication and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemoperfusion using cisplatin and doxorubicin for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Laura V. Klotz, Michael Lindner, Martin E. Eichhorn, Uwe Grützner, Ina Koch, Hauke Winter, Teresa Kauke, Thomas Duell, Rudolf A. Hatz
A prospective randomized comparative study of high-flow nasal cannula oxygen and non-invasive ventilation in hypoxemic patients undergoing diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy
Bancha Saksitthichok, Tananchai Petnak, Apichart So-ngern, Viboon Boonsarngsuk
A novel risk assessment model for venous thromboembolism after major thoracic surgery: a Chinese single-center study
Bo Tian, Hui Li, Songping Cui, Chunfeng Song, Tong Li, Bin Hu
In vitro potency of antipseudomonal β-lactams against blood and respiratory isolates of P. aeruginosa collected from US hospitals
Safa S. Almarzoky Abuhussain, Christina A. Sutherland, David P. Nicolau
A retrospective study of low-dose apatinib combined with S-1 in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Tong Zhou, Changling Wu, Changsong Zhang, Peng Li, Huajie Dong, Xiaoyue Zhou, Hongjun Lu, Chuang Qi, Yang Ling
Sublobar resection is associated with better perioperative outcomes in elderly patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a multicenter retrospective cohort study
Zhenrong Zhang, Hongxiang Feng, Heng Zhao, Jian Hu, Lunxu Liu, Yang Liu, Xiaofei Li, Lin Xu, Yin Li, Xike Lu, Xiangning Fu, Haiying Yang, Deruo Liu
Serum tumor marker levels at the development of intracranial metastasis in patients with lung or breast cancer
Naoya Ishibashi, Toshiya Maebayashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Masahiro Okada
Robot-assisted esophagogastric reconstruction in minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Zihao Wang, Hanlu Zhang, Fuqiang Wang, Yun Wang
Risk factors for recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax after thoracoscopic surgery
Hisatoshi Asano, Takashi Ohtsuka, Yuki Noda, Daiki Kato, Shohei Mori, Takeo Nakada, Hideki Matsudaira
Correlation between thyroid transcription factor-1 expression, immune-related thyroid dysfunction, and efficacy of anti-programmed cell death protein-1 treatment in non-small cell lung cancer
Junji Koyama, Atsushi Horiike, Takahiro Yoshizawa, Yosuke Dotsu, Ryo Ariyasu, Masafumi Saiki, Tomoaki Sonoda, Ken Uchibori, Shingo Nishikawa, Satoru Kitazono, Noriko Yanagitani, Hironori Ninomiya, Yuichi Ishikawa, Makoto Nishio
Regionalization of thoracic surgery improves short-term cancer esophagectomy outcomes
Sora Ely, Amy Alabaster, Simon K. Ashiku, Ashish Patel, Jeffrey B. Velotta
Impact of resection margin length and tumor depth on the local recurrence after thoracoscopic pulmonary wedge resection of a single colorectal metastasis
Jae Ho Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Eunjue Yi, Ju Yong Lim, Jae Seung Jung, Ho Sung Son, Kyung Sun
Influence of marital status in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Costanza Pellegrini, Tobias Rheude, Lukas Mahr, Teresa Trenkwalder, N. Patrick Mayr, Jonathan Michel, Heribert Schunkert, A. Markus Kasel, Michael Joner, Christian Hengstenberg, Adnan Kastrati, Oliver Husser, Thorsten Kessler
Transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in low and intermediate risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and propensity score matching observational studies
Jintao Fu, Mohammad Sharif Popal, Yulin Li, Guoqi Li, Yue Qi, Fang Fang, Joey S. W. Kwong, Bin You, Xu Meng, Jie Du

Brief Report

Methodology and timing of standardization
Luca Bertolaccini, Gaetano Rocco

Editorial

Methodology of curriculum development
Nathalie Tabin, Carine Pannetier, Daiana Stolz
Does daily chest ultrasound in the postoperative period contribute to an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for patients undergoing general thoracic surgery?
Xin Wei, Shuangjiang Li, Shan Cheng, Li Qiu, Guowei Che
Are the metabolic evaluation criteria sufficient for FDG PET/CT after chemo-radiotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer?
Cetin Ordu
Current perspective on the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion
Jun Hyeok Lim, Jeong-Seon Ryu
Use of plasma neutrophil gelatinas associated lipocalin level to identify critical patients with acute kidney injury that require renal replacement therapy: is it a reliable biomarker?
Jahan Porhomayon, Rukma Parthvi
Time to remind old good principles
Marcin Zieliński
Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents for saphenous vein graft interventions
Rahman Shah, Kirstin Hesterberg
Editorial on “The AvaALL Randomized Clinical Trial”
Laura Bonanno, Alberto Pavan, Giulia Pasello, Stefano Indraccolo
Exploring the molecular and biological background of lung neuroendocrine tumours
Michele Simbolo, Vincenzo Di Noia, Ettore D’Argento, Michele Milella, Aldo Scarpa, Giampaolo Tortora, Emilio Bria, Sara Pilotto
Invited editorial on “Intraoperative conversion during video-assisted thoracoscopy does not constitute a treatment failure”
Dohun Kim
Liposomal bupivacaine in minimally invasive thoracic surgery: something is rotten in the state of Denmark
Raul Caso, M. Blair Marshall
Extracellular matrix proteins as circulating biomarkers for the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer patients
Daniela Frezzetti, Antonella De Luca, Nicola Normanno
Dissection of the left paratracheal area is frequently missed during left side non-small cell lung cancer surgery
Gonzalo Varela, Marcelo F. Jiménez
Localization of air leaks by soap bubble
Kazuhiro Ueda
Selecting therapy for small ground-glass tumors—the potential role of volumetric computed tomography scan
Xiangwen Wu, Hiran C. Fernando
Use of staplers and adverse events in thoracic surgery
Dragan Subotic, Aljaz Hojski, Mark Wiese, Didier Lardinois
Transection of the arterial ligament for extended mediastinal lymph node dissection by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: invaluable technique for the right patient
Peter T. White, Mara B. Antonoff
Percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy of the lung in the era of precision medicine
Hitomi Sakai, Masayuki Takeda
Saphenous vein graft failure: seeing the bigger picture
Allison B. Hall, Emmanouil S. Brilakis
Robotic sleeve lobectomy-technically possible but is it being overused?
Rishindra M. Reddy
Improving accuracy of hilar and lobar nodal staging in non-small-cell lung cancer
Juha Kauppi, Jari Räsänen
Will bubbling decrease the muddling?—a promising technique to detect air leak intra-operatively
Suha Kaaki, Christopher Pysyk, Sebastien Gilbert
A call for standardization of training and certification of thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer
Erin M. Corsini, Mara B. Antonoff
Continuous improvement of surgical skill
Toshihiko Sato
Intercostal nerve blockade for thoracic surgery with liposomal bupivacaine: the devil is in the details
Linda W. Martin, Reza J. Mehran
Is there a role for upfront surgery in patients with N2 disease and good prognostic features?
Candice Lee, David A. Guel, Benny Weksler
Intravenous sodium and chloride: not too much, not too quick, and only to healthy kidneys!
Stefano Romagnoli, Zaccaria Ricci
Minimally invasive bronchial and bronchovascular sleeve resections
Servet Bölükbas, Natalie Baldes, Michael Eberlein
Locally advanced N2 non-small cell lung cancer and the robotic platform: are we asking the right question?
Jean-Marc Baste
Stepwise and standardized training for minimally invasive surgery for thoracic surgery trainees
Tony Makdisi, George Makdisi
The role of liposomal bupivacaine in thoracic surgery
Hassan Rayaz, E. David Bravos, Allan Gottschalk
The effectiveness of immunosuppressive cyclosporin in attenuating the progression of interstitial lung diseases
Mathew Suji Eapen, Archana Vijay Gaikwad, Isobel E. Thompson, Wenying Lu, Stephen Myers, Pawan Sharma, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
Consensus guidelines for thoracic surgical patient management—do they represent the consensus?
Robert A. Meguid
High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in immunocompromised patients: where? for whom? and when to stop?
Rémi Coudroy, Jean-Pierre Frat, Arnaud W. Thille
Surgery for stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer: the jury is still out!
Lawek Berzenji, Paul Beckers, Paul E. Van Schil
Certification for minimally invasive thoracic surgery: is your surgeon ready?
Tyler S. Wahl, Benjamin Wei
Postoperative saline administration following cardiac surgery: impact of high versus low-volume administration on acute kidney injury
Meletios Kanakis, Thomas Martens, Nagarajan Muthialu
When do gender differences begin in obstructive sleep apnea patients?
Sang-Wook Kim, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro
Prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after esophageal cancer surgery
Francisco Schlottmann, Marco G. Patti
Editorial on expanded indications for robotic surgery in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer
Joseph D. Phillips, David J. Finley
High-volume hydration for the prevention of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery
Daniela Cardinale, Nicola Cosentino, Giancarlo Marenzi, Carlo M. Cipolla
The posterior approach to robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy
Daniel S. Oh
Necessity of the heart, for lung resection
Kelli D. Salter, Bryan M. Burt
Chemotherapy induced changes to fibrin clots properties in lung cancer: is it favorable?
Mitsuo Sato
Can the robot overcome technical challenges of thoracoscopic bronchial anastomosis?
Irmina A. Elliott, Jane Yanagawa
A novel air leak test using surfactant: a step forward or a bubble that will burst?
Michael Eberlein, Natalie Baldes, Servet Bölükbas

Perspective

Perspective on airway stenting in inoperable patients with tracheoesophageal fistula after curative-intent treatment for esophageal cancer
Udit Chaddha, D. Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu
From minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation type I to type III: the perfusionist’s view
Hansjoerg Jenni, Paul Philipp Heinisch, Balthasar Eberle, Fabian Gisler, Alexander Kadner, Thierry Carrel
Point-of-care coagulation management during surgery with minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation
Helena Argiriadou, Polychronis Antonitsis, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Kyriakos Anastasiadis
Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC): the state-of-the-art in perfusion
Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Helena Argiriadou, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Polychronis Antonitsis

Letter to the Editor

Invited letter about wound retractor advantages in thoracic surgery
Federico Raveglia, Alessandro Rizzi, Ugo Cioffi, Alessandro Baisi
Intercostal nerve protection to prevent post-thoracotomy pain
Priya Ranganathan, Sabita Jiwnani, C. S. Pramesh
The role of RASSF proteins in modulating RAS driven lung tumors in vivo
Desmond Harrell Stewart, Katherine Hobbing, M. Lee Schmidt, Howard Donninger, Geoffrey J. Clark
Novel technique to prevent central airway blood flooding during transbronchial cryobiopsy
Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka
How to predict the risk of post-lobectomy complications in elderly lung cancer patients
Yo Kawaguchi, Jun Hanaoka
Establishment of a safe thoracoscopic surgery
Nahoko Shimizu, Yugo Tanaka, Yoshimasa Maniwa
Does 3D-measurement of a lung tumor come up to our standard?
Yoshihisa Shimada, Hideyuki Furumoto, Norihiko Ikeda
Comment from the authors: the tests combination in patients with lung cancer and malignant pleural effusion
Clement Brun, Pierre Gay, Michele Cottier, Georgia Karpathiou, Arnaud Patoir, Olivier Tiffet, Fabrice-Guy Barral, Jean-Michel Vergnon, Marios E. Froudarakis
Cardioplegia and myocardial protection: time for a reassessment?
Alexandro Hoyer, Philipp Kiefer, Michael Borger
Invited author response to editorials on liposomal bupivacaine in minimally-invasive thoracic surgery: the judge is in favor but the jury is still out
Sora Ely, Dana A. Dominguez, Jeffrey B. Velotta
Lung protective ventilation and thoracic anesthesia
Emmanuel Marret, Francis Bonnet

Surgical Technique

The techniques of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: lower lobectomies and lymphadenectomy
Carlos Galvez, Julio Sesma, Sergio Bolufer, Francisco Lirio, Jone del Campo, Sergio Maroto, Juan Manuel Corcoles
Upper-esophageal inflammatory pseudotumor associated with middle-esophageal diverticulum: a case report
Jian Li, Yingmei Jiang, Yongxiang Song, Gang Xu
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: a rare cause of spontaneous hemothorax
Jian Li, Yingmei Jiang, Yongxiang Song, Gang Xu

Editorial Commentary

Editorial on: “Acute kidney injury after lung cancer surgery: incidence and clinical relevance, predictors, and role of N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide”
Zihao Wang, Yun Wang
Stereotactic body radiotherapy as an alternative to metastasectomy for pulmonary oligometastasis
Yukinori Matsuo
Editorial on “Albumin-to-fibrinogen ratio as a prognostic biomarker to predict clinical outcome of non-small cell lung cancer individuals”
Takuro Miyazaki, Takeshi Nagayasu
Is surgery the choice for treatment for first presentation of pneumothorax?
Taichiro Goto
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax: time for surgery at first episode?
Giuseppe Cardillo, Sara Ricciardi, Najib Rahman, Steven Walker, Nick A. Maskell
Substantial imbalance that is never eliminated with propensity score matched analyses in comparing surgery to stereotactic body radiotherapy for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Atsuya Takeda, Yuichiro Tsurugai, Naoko Sanuki
Persistent pulmonary subsolid nodules: How long should they be observed until clinically relevant growth occurs?
Eui Jin Hwang, Chang Min Park
Unravelling complexities of the subsolid pulmonary nodule—detection, characterization, natural history, monitoring and (future) patient management
Esther Pompe, Pim A. de Jong, Firdaus A. A. Mohamed Hoesein
Minimally invasive esophagectomy—standard of care
June S. Peng, Steven N. Hochwald
Terlipressin as a first choice in septic shock—not yet
Daniel Lima Rocha, Fabio Tanzillo Moreira, Ary Serpa Neto
European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoints—the only point that matters in candidemia?
Farhan Fazal
Editorial comments for the circular RNA circPRKCI promotion of tumor growth in lung adenocarcinoma
Metka Ravnik-Glavač, Damjan Glavač
Access instruments for video assisted surgery: combination of mini-invasivity and universality
Giovanni De Caridi, Mafalda Massara, Raffaele Serra, Francesco Monaco, Filippo Benedetto
The role of lymph node assessment along with sublobar resection is now evident, but what about the role of sublobar resection in small non-small cell lung cancer?
Masaki Anraku
A paradox or a challenge?
Katherine M. Flegal
If you hear hoofbeats, sometimes it is actually a zebra: tumor characteristics and presentation, rather than age, should dictate assessment of esophageal neoplasms
Tamar Nobel, Daniela Molena
Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer: clearing a path through an evolving treatment landscape
J. Isabelle Choi, Charles B. Simone II
Hypoalbuminemia in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: culprit or surrogate?
Edgar Aranda-Michel, Valentino Bianco, Arman Kilic, Ibrahim Sultan
Endoscopic vein harvest: benefits beyond (a) reasonable doubt?
Gianluca Lucchese, Omar A. Jarral
Endoscopic and surgical treatment for bronchopleural fistula after major lung resection: an enduring challenge
Giacomo Cusumano, Marco Alifano, Filippo Lococo
Risk factors of post-esophagectomy-induced malnutrition
Ilies Bouabdallah, Xavier Benoit D’Journo
Novel non-pharmacological therapy to modulate the autonomic tone in patients with heart failure with pulmonary hypertension
Christophe Martinez, Tadafumi Sugimoto, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Cécile Oury, Patrizio Lancellotti
Lung cancer staging: accuracy is critical
Michael A. Jantz
Cell therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome patients: the START study
Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
Nature’s right ventricle—limited by design
Lucas J. Witer, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama
Marginal gain, does it matter?
Lorenzo Rosner, Michel Gonzalez
A plea for conservatism: minimally invasive sleeve resections
Herbert Decaluwé, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Paul De Leyn
Obstructive lung disease in smokers and never smokers: further insights in patient-related approach in lung cancer understanding
Marco Alifano
Tailored airway stent: the new frontiers of the endoscopic treatment of broncho-pleural fistula
Alfonso Fiorelli, Vincenzo Ferrara, Mary Bove, Mario Santini
Is a complicated VATS lung resection better than no VATS at all?— converting our stance on intraoperative conversions
Melanie Subramanian, Varun Puri
Is obstructive sleep apnea related to postoperative delirium, postoperative, coma or both?
Baiyuan Yang, Pingping Ning, Yanming Xu
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy versus metastasectomy for pulmonary metastases: guiding treatment in the oligometastatic era
Nauman H. Malik, Dana M. Keilty, Alexander V. Louie
Initial results from a randomized trial in video-assisted versus open thoracic surgery
Anton Eklund, Ulrik Sartipy
Comparing open and closed chest surgery for early-stage lung cancer: still relevant?
Dominique Gossot
Preoxygenation for tracheal intubation in critically ill patients: one technique does not fit all
Luca Cabrini, Ottavia Pallanch, Marina Pieri, Alberto Zangrillo
Recurrence in complete responders after trimodality therapy in esophageal cancer
Ilies Bouabdallah, Pascal Alexandre Thomas, Xavier Benoit D’Journo
Minimally invasive transthoracic esophagectomy: pushing the boundaries to improve surgical outcomes
Jose M. Pimiento, Jacques P. Fontaine
Culprit-only or multivessel PCI in cardiogenic shock myocardial infarction patients: simpler solutions are more likely to be correct than complex ones
Milena Soriano Marcolino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery vs. thoracotomy for lobectomy: why are we still talking about this?
Mark Hennon, Sai Yendamuri
Who will suffer from hyperprogressive disease in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors
Motoko Tachihara, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Toward precision medicine based on the molecular landscape of carcinoma in situ of the bronchus: is it realistic for patients with pre-invasive lung disease?
Paul Hofman
Obstructive sleep apnea and perioperative delirium among thoracic surgery intensive care unit patients: perspective on the STOP-BANG questionnaire and postoperative outcomes
Sha’Shonda L. Revels, Brian H. Cameron, Robert B. Cameron
The tidal volume fix?
David J. Dries, John J. Marini
Terlipressin or norepinephrine in septic shock: do we have the answer?
Mark D. Williams, James A. Russell
Lost in translation: do animal studies add value to the management of abdominal aortic aneurysms?
Doireann Patricia Joyce, Stewart Redmond Walsh, Tze Tec Chong, Tjun Yip Tang
Optimal fluid therapy for thoracic surgery
Eun-Ho Lee
Developing the guidelines: the techniques of uniportal VATS for sublobar resection and middle lobectomy
Arthur Vieira, Ricardo Oliveira, Ivan Salgado de Azevedo, Paula Ugalde Figueroa
Electronic chest tube drainage devices and low suction following video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy
Jessica A. Bowman, Garth H. Utter
Intermittent pneumatic compression on top of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in intensive care: added value or added cost?
Christophe Vandenbriele, Lorenz Van der Linden, Thomas Vanassche, Peter Verhamme
Intermittent pneumatic compression plus pharmacological thromboprophylaxis to prevent deep vein thrombosis
Luis Jara-Palomares, Samira Marin-Romero, María Isabel Asensio-Cruz, Teresa Elias-Hernandez, Remedios Otero-Candelera
Fluid administration during lung resection: what is the optimum?
Hasan Fevzi Batirel
Decoding left bundle branch block: insights into the future of his-purkinje conduction system pacing
Amal Muthumala, Weijian Huang, Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman
Customized airway stenting for bronchopleural fistula after pulmonary resection by interventional technique: single-center study of 148 consecutive patients
Kassem Harris
Risk factors of chylothorax after esophagectomy
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