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Review Article

Monitoring of adult patient on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in intensive care medicine
Julia Merkle, Farid Azizov, Javid Fatullayev, Carolyn Weber, Johanna Maier, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Roman Pfister, Thorsten Wahlers, Guido Michels
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
Early detection of complications: anastomotic leakage
Seok Whan Moon, Jae Jun Kim, Deog Gon Cho, Jae Kil Park
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs for esophagectomy
Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Jan Witowski, Michael Su, Piotr Major, Michał Pędziwiatr
Preoperative nutritional optimization of esophageal cancer patients
Elles Steenhagen
Delayed emptying of the gastric conduit after esophagectomy
Magnus Konradsson, Magnus Nilsson
Feasibility of complete nasogastric tube omission in esophagectomy patients
Rusi Zhang, Lanjun Zhang
Reducing pulmonary complications after esophagectomy for cancer
Maarten F. J. Seesing, B. Feike Kingma, Teus J. Weijs, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
Robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) improves perioperative outcomes: a review
B. Feike Kingma, Michiel F. G. de Maat, Sylvia van der Horst, Pieter C. van der Sluis, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
The optimal neoadjuvant treatment of locally advanced esophageal cancer
Berend J. van der Wilk, Ben M. Eyck, Sjoerd M. Lagarde, Ate van der Gaast, Joost J. M. E. Nuyttens, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven, J. Jan B. van Lanschot
Application of standardized hemodynamic protocols within enhanced recovery after surgery programs to improve outcomes associated with anastomotic leak and conduit necrosis in patients undergoing esophagectomy
Fredrik Klevebro, Piers R. Boshier, Donald E. Low
Benchmark analyses in minimally invasive esophagectomy—impact on surgical quality improvement
Roxane D. Staiger, Christian A. Gutschow
Smoking and pulmonary complications: respiratory prehabilitation
Janos T. Varga
Effects of improving outcomes after esophagectomy on the short- and long-term: a review of literature
Laura F. C. Fransen, Misha D. P. Luyer
Minimally invasive mesoesophageal resection
Miguel A. Cuesta
Geriatric chest wall injury: is it time for a new sense of urgency?
D. Benjamin Christie III, Timothy Nowack, Andrew Drahos, Dennis W. Ashley
The evolution of fast track protocols after oesophagectomy
Sara Jamel, Karina Tukanova, Sheraz R. Markar
Intraoperative near infrared fluorescence imaging for the assessment of the gastric conduit
Olugbenga Okusanya, Michael Lu, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria
Review of different approaches of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve area for lymphadenectomy during minimally invasive esophagectomy
Miguel A. Cuesta
Hybrid esophagectomy
Thibault Voron, Alexandru Lintis, Guillaume Piessen
Learning curve and postoperative outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy
Linda Claassen, Frans van Workum, Camiel Rosman
Jejunostomy or nasojejunal tube after esophagectomy: a review of the literature
Fernando Augusto de Vasconcellos Santos, Luiz Gonzaga Torres Júnior, Alberto Julius Alves Wainstein, Ana Paula Drummond-Lage
Inflammation and coagulation following minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation technologies
Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova
Developing prediction models for clinical use using logistic regression: an overview
Maren E. Shipe, Stephen A. Deppen, Farhood Farjah, Eric L. Grogan
Patient-reported outcomes in lung and esophageal cancer
Dhruvin H. Hirpara, Vaibhav Gupta, Lisa Brown, Biniam Kidane
Proper volume management during anesthesia for esophageal resection
Marc P. Buise
Devising the guidelines: the techniques of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery—postoperative management and enhanced recovery after surgery
Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Brunelli
Optimal mobilization of the stomach and the best place in the gastric tube for intrathoracic anastomosis
Wytze Laméris, Wietse J. Eshuis, Miguel A. Cuesta, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen
Barriers to conducting a multi-center randomized controlled trial of surgical stabilization of rib fractures (and how to overcome them)
Fredric M. Pieracci, Kiara Leasia, SarahAnn Whitbeck
Big data, big contributions: outcomes research in thoracic surgery
Benjamin J. Resio, Andrew P. Dhanasopon, Justin D. Blasberg
Optimizing health before elective thoracic surgery: systematic review of modifiable risk factors and opportunities for health services research
Sean M. Stokes, Elliot Wakeam, Mara B. Antonoff, Leah M. Backhus, Robert A. Meguid, David Odell, Thomas K. Varghese Jr
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
Ischaemic conditioning of the stomach previous to esophageal surgery
Fernando Mingol-Navarro, Neus Ballester-Pla, Raquel Jimenez-Rosellon
Multiple primary lung cancer: a rising challenge
Chen Chen, Xiaojie Huang, Muyun Peng, Wenliang Liu, Fenglei Yu, Xiang Wang
Completely thoracoscopic surgical stabilization of rib fractures: can it be done and is it worth it?
Fredric M. Pieracci
Regional capnometry to evaluate the adequacy of tissue perfusion
Stéphane Bar, Marc-Olivier Fischer
Is two lung ventilation with artificial pneumothorax a better choice than one lung ventilation in minimally invasive esophagectomy?
Miao Lin, Yaxing Shen, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan
Enhanced recovery after elective surgery for lung cancer patients: analysis of current pathways and perspectives
Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Nicola Monaci, Enrico Verderi, Marco Schiavon, Federico Rea
Aorto-atrial fistula formation and closure: a systematic review
Jayant S. Jainandunsing, Ralph Linnemann, Wobbe Bouma, Nicole Natour, Elham Bidar, Roberto Lorusso, Sandro Gelsomino, Daniel M. Johnson, Ehsan Natour
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
Early oral feeding following esophagectomy
Xian-Ben Liu, Wen-Qun Xing, Hai-Bo Sun

Original Article

Predictors and impact of right heart failure severity following left ventricular assist device implantation
Ronald D. Baxter, Kristen M. Tecson, Sasha Still, Justin D. G. Collier, Joost Felius, Susan M. Joseph, Shelley A. Hall, Brian Lima
Initial experience with telemonitoring in left ventricular assist device patients
Stephan Hohmann, Christian Veltmann, David Duncker, Thorben König, Dominik Berliner, Jasmin Hanke, Günes Dogan, Anamika Chatterjee, Christina Feldmann, Bryan Lynch, Daniel Burkhoff, Axel Haverich, Johann Bauersachs, Jan D. Schmitto
Left ventricular assist device implantation with concomitant tricuspid valve repair: is there really a benefit?
Konstantin Zhigalov, Marcin Szczechowicz, Ahmed Mashhour, Bakitbek K. Kadyraliev, Sabreen Mkalaluh, Jerry Easo, Juergen Ennker, Harald C. Eichstaedt, Alexander Weymann
Effect of second primary cancer on the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Bingqun Wu, Yong Cui, Jintao Tian, Xiaoping Song, Pengcheng Hu, Shenhai Wei
Outcomes and factors associated with early mortality in pediatric and neonatal patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for heart and lung failure
Farid Azizov, Julia Merkle, Javid Fatullayev, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Ilija Djordjevic, Carolyn Weber, Sergey Saenko, Axel Kroener, Mohamed Zeriouh, Anton Sabashnikov, Gerardus Bennink, Thorsten Wahlers
Results of concomitant groin-free percutaneous temporary RVAD support using a centrifugal pump with a double-lumen jugular venous cannula in LVAD patients
Bastian Schmack, Mina Farag, Jamila Kremer, Leonie Grossekettler, Andreas Brcic, Philip W. Raake, Michael M. Kreusser, Ranny Goldwasser, Aron-Frederik Popov, Ashham Mansur, Matthias Karck, Arjang Ruhparwar
Effects of acute hypercapnia on cognitive function in patients undergoing bronchoscope intervention
Qinghao Cheng, Lei Li, Duomao Lin, Renjiao Li, Yun Yue, Huafeng Wei, Jun Ma
Routine chest X-rays after the removal of chest tubes are not necessary following esophagectomy
B. Feike Kingma, Onno M. Marges, Richard Van Hillegersberg, Jelle P. Ruurda
Clinical features and treatment outcomes of airway foreign body aspiration in adults
Jeffrey Ng, Seyoung Kim, Boksoon Chang, Kyungjong Lee, Sang-Won Um, Hojoong Kim, Byeong-Ho Jeong
Pathological discrepancies in the diagnosis of thymic epithelial tumors: the Tallinn-Lyon experience
Kersti Oselin, Nicolas Girard, Katrin Lepik, Aidi Adamson-Raieste, Tõnu Vanakesa, Ingemar Almre, Tiina Leismann, Lara Chalabreysse
Thoracoscopic thymectomy with partial superior vena cava resection for locally advanced thymomas
Ning Xu, Zhitao Gu, Chunyu Ji, Xuefei Zhang, Tangbing Chen, Wentao Fang
Incidence of malignancy and survival in patients with idiopathic pleuritis
Simon Bertram Reuter, Paul Frost Clementsen, Uffe Bodtger
Galactomannan detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid corrected by urea dilution for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis among nonneutropenic patients
Yuetian Yu, Cheng Zhu, Hui Shen, Chunyan Liu, Ruru Guo, Yuan Gao, Wenjuan Wu, Liangjing Lu
Computational fluid dynamic study of different incision length of coronary artery bypass grafting in a native coronary stenosis model
Kaoru Matsuura, Wei Wei Jin, Hao Liu, Goro Matsumiya
National practice trends for the surgical management of lung cancer in the CMS population: an atlas of care
Joseph D. Phillips, Ian C. Bostock, Rian M. Hasson, Philip P. Goodney, David C. Goodman, Timothy M. Millington, David J. Finley
The clinical value of a new method of functional lymph node dissection in video-assisted thoracic surgery right non-small cell lung cancer radical resection
Sui Chen, Shijie Huang, Shaobin Yu, Ziyang Han, Lei Gao, Zhimin Shen, Mingqiang Kang
An audit of mortality by using ECMO specific scores and APACHE II scoring system in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a tertiary intensive care unit in Hong Kong
Wai Tsan Ng, Lowell Ling, Gavin M. Joynt, Kai Man Chan
Use of the consolidated framework for implementation research to guide dissemination and implementation of new technologies in surgery
Anne C. Lambert-Kerzner, Davis M. Aasen, Douglas M. Overbey, Laura J. Damschroder, William G. Henderson, Karl E. Hammermeister, Michael R. Bronsert, Robert A. Meguid
Fluorescent imaging using indocyanine green during esophagectomy to prevent surgical morbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Maxime D. Slooter, Wietse J. Eshuis, Miguel A. Cuesta, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen
Clinical characteristics and prognosis of ground-glass opacity nodules in young patients
Jun Wang, Han Ma, Chong-Jun Ni, Jing-Kang He, Hai-Tao Ma, Jin-Feng Ge
A comparison of fractional flow reserve determination and coronary angiography results in patients with unstable angina and analysis of related factors
Xue Tian, Zhe Tang
Comparison of lymph node dissection and lymph node sampling for non-small cell lung cancers by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Weigang Zhao, Tangbing Chen, Jian Feng, Zhitao Gu, Zhexin Wang, Chunyu Ji, Wentao Fang
Re-challenge chemotherapy in patients with sensitive relapse small-cell lung cancer and interstitial lung disease
Shingo Nasu, Hidekazu Suzuki, Kazunori Moriizumi, Yuki Hara, Satoshi Tanaka, Hiromune Takada, Satomu Morita, Ayako Tanaka, Takayuki Shiroyama, Naoko Morishita, Norio Okamoto, Tomonori Hirashima
Initial clinical impact of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for refractory hypoxemia following type A acute aortic dissection surgery
Guo-Guang Ma, Guang-Wei Hao, Hao Lai, Xiao-Mei Yang, Lan Liu, Chun-Sheng Wang, Guo-Wei Tu, Zhe Luo
Clinical implications of discrepant results between genotypic MTBDRplus and phenotypic Löwenstein-Jensen method for isoniazid or rifampicin drug susceptibility tests in tuberculosis patients
Ji Young Kang, Jung Hur, Shinyoung Kim, Sanghoon Jeon, Jaeha Lee, Youn Jeong Kim, Seok Chan Kim, Yeon Joon Park, Young Kyoon Kim, Hwa Sik Moon
Clinical efficacy of high-flow oxygen therapy through nasal cannula in patients with acute heart failure
Min Gyu Kang, Kyehwan Kim, Sunmi Ju, Hyun Woong Park, Seung Jun Lee, Jin-Sin Koh, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Yong Hwang, Jae Seok Bae, Jong-Hwa Ahn, Jeong Yoon Jang, Yongwhi Park, Young-Hoon Jeong, Choong Hwan Kwak, Jeong Rang Park
Mechanical circulatory support for refractory cardiogenic shock post-acute myocardial infarction—a decade of lessons
Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, Sudeep Das De, Francesco Nappi, Ahmed Al-Adhami, Yasser Hegazy, Jonathan Dalzell, Harikrishna Doshi, Andrew Sinclair, Philip Curry, Mark Petrie, Colin Berry, Nawwar Al-Attar
The association between living below the relative poverty line and the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Young Seok Lee, Jee Youn Oh, Kyung Hoon Min, Sung Yong Lee, Kyung Ho Kang, Jae Jeong Shim
Risk of recurrence in stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung: a multi-institutional study on synergism between type of surgery and type of nodal staging
Francesco Guerrera, Filippo Lococo, Andrea Evangelista, Ottavio Rena, Luca Ampollini, Jacopo Vannucci, Luca Errico, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Luigi Ventura, Valentina Marchese, Massimiliano Paci, Pier Luigi Filosso, Alberto Oliaro, Caterina Casadio, Francesco Puma, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Ardissone
Perioperative systemic magnesium sulphate to minimize acute and chronic post-thoracotomy pain: a prospective observational study
Verena Ghezel-Ahmadi, David Ghezel-Ahmadi, Joachim Schirren, Charalambos Tsapopiorgas, Grietje Beck, Servet Bölükbas
Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging for resection of pulmonary metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma
Naoya Kawakita, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Toru Sawada, Daisuke Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Tsuboi, Hiroaki Toba, Mitsuteru Yoshida, Yukikiyo Kawakami, Kazuya Kondo, Akira Tangoku
Single or dual antiplatelet therapy after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: an updated systemic review and meta-analysis
Wenjie Zuo, Mingming Yang, Yanru He, Chunshu Hao, Lijuan Chen, Genshan Ma
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
Association of the TLR1 variant rs5743557 with susceptibility to tuberculosis
Miaomiao Zhang, Jing Wang, Yu Wang, Shouquan Wu, Andrew J. Sandford, Jun Luo, Jian-Qing He
Development and validation of a predictive model for the diagnosis of solid solitary pulmonary nodules using data mining methods
Yangwei Xiang, Yifeng Sun, Yuan Liu, Baohui Han, Qunhui Chen, Xiaodan Ye, Li Zhu, Wen Gao, Wentao Fang
Pneumonitis as a complication of immune system targeting drugs?—a meta-analysis of anti-PD/PD-L1 immunotherapy randomized clinical trials
Mohamed Rahouma, Massimo Baudo, Maha Yahia, Mohamed Kamel, Katherine D. Gray, Adham Elmously, Galal Ghaly, Ihab Eldessouki, Ahmed Abouarab, Ali N. Cheriat, Naglaa Abdel Karim, Abdelrahman Mohamed, John Morris, Mario Gaudino
Application of alveolar recruitment strategy and positive end-expiratory pressure combined with autoflow in the one-lung ventilation during thoracic surgery in obese patients
Zhi-Guo Shi, Wan-Ming Geng, Guang-Kuo Gao, Chun Wang, Wei Liu
Time to tracheal intubation over a fibreoptic bronchoscope using a silicone left double-lumen endobronchial tube versus polyvinyl chloride single-lumen tube with bronchial blocker: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
Ji Young Yoo, Yun Jeong Chae, Sung Yong Park, Seokjin Haam, Myungseob Kim, Dae Hee Kim
Trends in lung cancer screening in the United States, 2016–2017
Ikenna C. Okereke, Shawn Nishi, Jie Zhou, James S. Goodwin
Long-term outcomes of multiple and single arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Pengxiong Zhu, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Mi Zhou, Jun Liu, Qiang Zhao
Longitudinal changes in depression screening results in cardiac surgery patients
Malin Stenman, Ulrik Sartipy
A novel prognostic marker in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: musculo-immuno-nutritional score calculated by controlling nutritional status and creatine kinase
Shinkichi Takamori, Gouji Toyokawa, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Fumihiko Kinoshita, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Fumihiko Hirai, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Efficacy and safety of ultrasound (US) guided percutaneous needle biopsy for peripheral lung or pleural lesion: comparison with computed tomography (CT) guided needle biopsy
Norio Yamamoto, Tetsuya Watanabe, Kazuhiro Yamada, Toshiyuki Nakai, Tomohiro Suzumura, Kazuki Sakagami, Naoki Yoshimoto, Kanako Sato, Hidenori Tanaka, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tatsuo Kimura, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Kazuto Hirata, Tomoya Kawaguchi
Prophylactic cranial irradiation is associated with improved survival following resection for limited stage small cell lung cancer
Benjamin J. Resio, Jessica Hoag, Alexander Chiu, Andres Monsalve, Andrew P. Dhanasopon, Daniel J. Boffa, Justin D. Blasberg
Nomogram to predict postoperative PR in patients undergoing CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy
Saibin Wang, Junwei Tu, Ke Dong


Advantages associated with the use of a wound retractor compared to a rigid trocar inserted via the camera port during video-assisted thoracic surgery
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Hitoshi Igai, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa
Recent evidence on delamanid use for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis
Emanuele Pontali, Rosella Centis, Lia D’Ambrosio, Federica Toscanini, Giovanni Battista Migliori
On rough road of hypoplastic left heart syndrome after Norwood procedure
Chiara Marrone, Lorenzo Galletti
cT2N0 esophageal adenocarcinoma: predictors of lymph nodal involvement and clinical significance
Saurabh Singhal, Soumen Roy
Is wall shear stress ready to become a prime-time clinical tool? —measurement of post-surgical patterns in patients undergoing aortic valve and thoracic aortic replacement using 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging
Matheus G. Carelli, Michael Seco, Paul G. Bannon, Stuart M. Grieve
Sarcopenia is a potential factor for optimized treatment selection for elderly patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Yukinori Matsuo
Can hybrid procedure eliminate the gaps of experience in surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and improve the sinus rhythm maintenance?
Chin-Yu Lin, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Ann Chen
In vivo experimental models account for higher complexity than in vitro preclinical settings in cancer
Giovanni Blandino, Federica Lo Sardo
Optimal mode of aortic valve replacement in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-which helps patients gain more benefit?
Wen-Yu Lv, Shuang-Jiang Li, Mao Chen
Is it worth to apply extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation in the immunocompromised patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome?
Carmen Silvia Valente Barbas, Gustavo Faissol Janot de Matos
The time for lipoprotein(a) based intervention has arrived: where will the light shine?
Stephen J. Nicholls, Adam J. Nelson
KEYNOTE-024: goodbye to chemotherapy?
Rossana Berardi
The role of osimertinib in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small cell lung cancer
Chong-Kin Liam
Immune checkpoint inhibitors in esophagogastric cancer: still a long way to go
Christos Fountzilas, Steven N. Hochwald
Lung transplantation and beyond: continued challenges in the wake of significant progress
Norihisa Shigemura
Treatment of ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracic surgery—time for comparative studies?
Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt, Palle Toft
Right ventricular-pulmonary artery coupling in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: is it relevant?
Sameer A. Hirji, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Predictor of cardiopulmonary complication after pulmonary resection
Keisuke Asakura
Right ventricular-pulmonary artery coupling—an emerging perspective in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Sameer Arora, Nikita Patil, John Vavalle
Long-term outcomes and quality of life should be the future focus of research measuring effectiveness of lung cancer surgery approaches
Rishindra M. Reddy
PD1/PD-L1 inhibitor treatment for late stage non-small cell lung carcinoma, sometimes…does more harm than good!
Paul Hofman
Editorial on “Complications after esophagectomy are associated with extremes of body mass index”
Erin M. Corsini, Boris Sepesi
Clinical impact of preoperative immunonutritional status in patients undergoing surgical resection of lung cancer
Fumihiro Shoji
The significance of pulmonary fissure completeness in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Seokkee Lee, Jin Gu Lee
Improving pain after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy—advantages of a wound retractor camera port
Walker Julliard, Alexander S. Krupnick
Drug eluting stents versus bare metal stents for the treatment of saphenous vein grafts failure: learnings from the DIVA trial
Neila Sayah, Gregoire Lefèvre, Fabien Picard
CheckMate-032 Study: promising efficacy with nivolumab-based immunotherapy in pretreated esophagogastric cancer
Der Sheng Sun, Jae Jun Kim, Yoon Ho Ko
Improving lung cancer diagnosis: the evolving role of patients and care providers
Mike R. Sung, Natasha B. Leighl
Aligning airway management strategy with resuscitation priorities for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Nicholas E. Burjek, Katharine M. Burns, Narasimhan Jagannathan
Evolving definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome
Jeremy Bourenne, Julien Carvelli, Laurent Papazian
Second-generation drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: is the choice more complicated than before?
Mariano Pellicano, Alessia Azzano, Emanuele Barbato
Treatment of severe idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—is sildenafil the next (in)stage?
Conal Hayton, Christopher Craig, Nazia Chaudhuri
Adjunctive therapies in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—where do we stand?
Brandon Nokes, Kamyar Afshar
The promise and challenges of deep learning models for automated histopathologic classification and mutation prediction in lung cancer
Pradnya D. Patil, Brian Hobbs, Nathan A. Pennell
LVAD exchange: why, when and how to do it—experience from experts
Bastian Schmack, Anton Sabashnikov, Alexander Weymann, Mohamed Zeriouh, Achim Koch, Arjang Ruhparwar, Andre Ruediger Simon, Aron Frederik Popov
Could WNT inhibitors really knock on the treatment door of smallcell lung cancer?
Laura Esteller, Susana Hernández, Fernando Lopez-Rios, Jordi Remon
The obesity paradox in lung cancer: is there a missing biological link?
Konstantinos Mavridis, Kleita Michaelidou
Ultimate management of post thoracotomy morbidities: a set of surgical technique and peri-operative precautions
Federico Raveglia, Marco Scarci, Ugo Cioffi, Alessandro Baisi
The importance of asking the right questions: the role of chest ultrasound in thoracic surgery
Miriam Patella, Francesco Mongelli, Stefano Cafarotti
The relativity of operative time on the outcomes of the video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomies
Luca Bertolaccini, Francesca Calabrese, Kenji Kawamukai, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli
Preoperative resting heart rate: a novel risk factor for cardiopulmonary complications after lung resection
Xiaoshuang Zhou, Wanyu Wang, Lili Huang, Bin Liu
Protective ventilation for lung cancer surgery, the truth likely lies somewhere in the middle
Steven Milman, Thomas Ng
Is nerve-sparing surgery enough to prevent chronic postthoracotomy pain?
Kristine Pearson-Chauhan, Asokumar Buvanendran
The del Nido cardioplegia in adult cardiac surgery: reinventing myocardial protection?
Wenzong Luo, Ismail Bouhout, Philippe Demers
Immuno-checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic esophago-gastric cancer
Marina Schena, Angelo F. Battaglia, Antonio Trogu
Is the prognostic nutritional index (PNI) a useful predictive marker for postoperative complications after lung surgery?
Xin Li, Jun Chen
Mechanical ventilation during lobectomy: is this lung behaving as a “baby”?
Ala-Eddin S. Sagar, Roberto F. Casal
The ABCs of preventing hyperprogressive disease after immunotherapy: awareness, biomarkers, and combination
Kenichi Suda
Significance of chest ultrasound in the early postoperative period following thoracic surgery
Thomas G. Lesser
Robotic lobectomy has the greatest benefit in patients with marginal pulmonary function
Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Optimizing intraoperative ventilation during one-lung ventilation—is individualization the road to success?
Felix F. Girrbach, Uta C. Pietsch, Hermann Wrigge
Prophylactic cranial irradiation in non-small cell lung cancer: the debate is open
Carlo Greco, Antonio Rossi, Sara Ramella
Sepsis: early interventions count but not RRT!
Sebastian J. Klein, Michael Joannidis, Lui Forni
Protective intraoperative ventilation during thoracic surgery: definitively yes!
Laura Pasin
Immunoescape the link between emphysema and lung cancer?
Jaume Sauleda, Francisco Javier Verdú, Sergio Scrimini, Ernest Sala, Jaume Pons
Lymph node metastasis matters
Haruhiko Sugimura, Katsuhiro Yoshimura
Does the “obesity paradox” really exist in lung cancer surgery? —maybe we should recognize what is the “obesity” first
Shuangjiang Li, Guowei Che, Lunxu Liu, Longqi Chen
Understanding the mechanisms of immune-evasion by lung cancer in the context of chronic inflammation in emphysema
Ramin Salehi-Rad, Steven M. Dubinett
Is simulation the only keystone of surgical training?
Leonardo Teodonio, Claudio Andreetti, Alberto Emiliano Baccarini, Mohsen Ibrahim
Acute respiratory distress syndrome phenotyping and latent class analysis, first steps toward precision medicine in critical care illness?
Christophe Guervilly, Gabriel Parzy, Laurent Papazian
The multidisciplinary lung cancer team meeting: increasing evidence that it should be considered a medical intervention in its own right
Chris Dickhoff, Max Dahele
“No option” patients for coronary revascularization: the only thing that is constant is change
Leor Perl, Ran Kornowski
Hippo pathway as another oncogenic mediator to promote immune evasion by PD-L1 signaling
Sook-Hee Hong
Role of surface electrocardiogram in the era of high-resolution mapping and imaging systems—back to the future
Carlo Lavalle, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Andrea Natale
Targeted treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome with statins—a commentary on two phenotype stratified re-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Nanon F. L. Heijnen, Dennis C. J. J. Bergmans, Ronny M. Schnabel, Lieuwe D. J. Bos, on behalf of the DARTS consortium
Percutaneous mitral valve repair: an evolving reality
Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Vikas Singh
Do the right thing!
Marco Anile, Camilla Poggi, Daniele Diso, Sara Mantovani, Massimilano Bassi, Erino A. Rendina, Federico Venuta
Comparison of pulmonary metastasectomy and stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of lung metastases
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Spread through air spaces in lung adenocarcinoma: is radiology reliable yet?
Roberta E. Ledda, Gianluca Milanese, Letizia Gnetti, Andrea Borghesi, Nicola Sverzellati, Mario Silva
Non-coding RNAs in lung cancer
Esen Tutar, Yusuf Tutar
Osimertinib for EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer: place in therapy and future perspectives
Biagio Ricciuti
Expression of miR-630 associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapeutic response in lung adenocarcinoma cases
Srijit Das
Hyperprogressive disease: a distinct effect of immunotherapy?
Vinita Popat, David E. Gerber
Stereotactic body radiation therapy and surgery for early lung cancer “two sides of the same coin”
Giuseppe Parisi, Tino Ceschia, Alessandro Parisi
Editorial on comparison between stereotactic body radiotherapy and surgery in early stage NCSLC by Scotti et al.
Hideomi Yamashita
Editorial on “Trans-inferior-pulmonary-ligament VATS basal segmentectomy: application of single-direction strategy in segmentectomy of left S9+10”
Alberto Lopez-Pastorini, Erich Stoelben, Aris Koryllos
The impact of insight on post-lobectomy complications
Kareem Ibrahim, Bryan M. Burt
How does surgical Apgar score predict the short-term complications and long-term prognosis after esophagectomy?
Wei-Peng Hu, Yu-Shang Yang, Yong Yuan, Wen-Ping Wang, Qi-Xin Shang, Long-Qi Chen
The pretreatment circulating albumin-to-fibrinogen ratio in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a simple, economical, and effective biomarker
Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Kentaro Miura, Tsutomu Koyama, Shunichiro Matsuoka, Tetsu Takeda, Kyoko Yamada, Akira Hyogotani
Lung-protective ventilation during one-lung ventilation: known knowns, and known unknowns
Xiao-Yun Hu, Bin Du
Methodology of curriculum development
Nathalie Tabin, Carine Pannetier, Daiana Stolz

Case Report

Closed chest compressions after rib plating
Ashley Bartscherer, Claire Miller, Matthew Johnson, Allan Stolarski, Marco Vitto, Tatiana Kazakova, Christina Lee, Marcel Tafen
Chest wall stabilization and rib plating in 15-year-old male adolescent after blunt thoracic trauma
Dennis W. Ashley, Andrew Drahos, Michael Fitzgerald, D. Benjamin Christie III
A novel multimodal approach to treating proximal tracheal obstructions with spray cryotherapy
Bryan S. Benn, Ganesh Krishna
Chest wall stabilization with rib plating after cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Andrew Drahos, Michael Fitzgerald, Dennis Ashley, D. Benjamin Christie III
Costotransverse screws in repair of paraspinal rib fractures—a novel approach for rib fractures threatening the aorta
Ashley Bartscherer, Allan E. Stolarski, Claire P. Miller, Matthew Johnson, Alexa Giammarino, Daniel Bonville, John Dalfino, Marcel Tafen
Treatment of symptomatic intercostal heterotopic ossification after surgical stabilization of rib fractures: report of two cases and review of the literature
Patrick Greiffenstein, Emily Adams, Alexis Scheuermann, Camille Rogers


Perspective on airway stenting in inoperable patients with tracheoesophageal fistula after curative-intent treatment for esophageal cancer
Udit Chaddha, D. Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu
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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

Letter to the Editor

Role of skeletal muscle on chest computed tomography for risk stratification of lung cancer patients
Amelie S. Troschel, Fabian M. Troschel, Ashok Muniappan, Henning A. Gaissert, Florian J. Fintelmann
Survival implications of transbronchial cryobiopsy and other diagnostic modalities in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Jasleen K. Pannu, Justin C. Hewlett, Aaron B. Smith, Wendi R. Mason, Heidi Chen, Otis B. Rickman, Robert J. Lentz, Jonathan A. Kropski, Fabien Maldonado
Comment to the Editorial by KS Park and EW Kang “Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?”
Oreste Marrone, Fabio Cibella, Jean-Louis Pépin, Ludger Grote, Johan Verbraecken, Tarja Saaresranta, John A. Kvamme, Ozen K. Basoglu, Carolina Lombardi, Walter T. McNicholas, Jan Hedner, Maria R. Bonsignore, on behalf of the ESADA network
The bar that gave me my life back
Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Ee Phui Kew, Ehab Bishay

Short Communication

Radical aggressive treatment among non-small cell lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion without extra-thoracic disease
Oscar Arrieta, Ixel Escamilla-López, Iván Lyra-González, Feliciano Barrón, Laura Alejandra Ramírez-Tirado, Edgar Vergara, José Francisco Corona-Cruz, Federico Maldonado, Edgardo Jiménez-Fuentes


Improvements in perioperative care for esophagectomy
Misha D. P. Luyer, Miguel A. Cuesta


Erratum to epidemiology, incidence and mortality of lung cancer and their relationship with the development index in the world
Hosein Rafiemanesh, Mojtaba Mehtarpour, Farah Khani, Sayed Mohammadali Hesami, Reza Shamlou, Farhad Towhidi, Hamid Salehiniya, Behnam Reza Makhsosi, Ali Moini
Erratum to the importance of PD-L1 diagnostic assay harmonization for the selection of lung cancer immunotherapy
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Original Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: the initial experience in Hong Kong
Suet-Lai Cheng, Chung-Ming Chu
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration mediastinal lymph node staging in malignant pleural mesothelioma
Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, Kazuhiro Yasufuku