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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
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
Radiotherapy for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer in distinct clinical indications and scenarios
Lucyna Kepka, Joanna Socha, Beata Sas-Korczynska
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
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
The European experience
Davide Tosi, Alessandro Palleschi, Valeria Musso, Alessandra Mazzucco, Margherita Cattaneo, Rosaria Carrinola, Francesco Damarco, Paolo Mendogni
Thyroid cancer diagnosis in the era of precision imaging
Kimberley-Jane Bonjoc, Hannah Young, Susanne Warner, Thomas Gernon, Ellie Maghami, Ammar Chaudhry
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
Choosing the right survey: the lung cancer surgery
Cecilia Pompili, Michael Koller, Galina Velikova
Impact of tobacco control interventions on smoking initiation, cessation, and prevalence: a systematic review
Daniela Bafunno, Annamaria Catino, Vito Lamorgese, Gabriella Del Bene, Vito Longo, Michele Montrone, Francesco Pesola, Pamela Pizzutilo, Sandro Cassiano, Angelica Mastrandrea, Donata Ricci, Patrizia Petrillo, Niccolò Varesano, Antonella Zacheo, Domenico Galetta
Immunotherapy for extensive stage small cell lung cancer
Jose M. Pacheco
Possible role of circulating tumor cells in early detection of lung cancer
Cristina Poggiana, Elisabetta Rossi, Rita Zamarchi
Lobectomy versus sublobar resection in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review
Duilio Divisi, Andrea De Vico, Gino Zaccagna, Roberto Crisci
Evaluating the efficacy of bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer
David M. DiBardino, Anil Vachani, Lonny Yarmus
Uniportal VATS approach to sub-lobar anatomic resections: literature review and personal experience
Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Edoardo Zanfrini, Elizabeth Katherine Anna Triumbari, Amedeo Giuseppe Iaffaldano, Maria Teresa Congedo, Leonardo Petracca Ciavarella, Luca Pogliani, Marco Chiappetta, Venanzio Porziella, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Maria Letizia Vita, Stefano Margaritora
Focus on lung cancer screening
Alfredo Tartarone, Rosa Lerose, Michele Aieta
KRAS mutations testing in non-small cell lung cancer: the role of Liquid biopsy in the basal setting
Mariantonia Nacchio, Roberta Sgariglia, Valerio Gristina, Pasquale Pisapia, Francesco Pepe, Caterina De Luca, Ilaria Migliatico, Eduardo Clery, Lorenza Greco, Elena Vigliar, Claudio Bellevicine, Antonio Russo, Giancarlo Troncone, Umberto Malapelle
Tracheotomy, closure of long-term tracheostomy and standard tracheal segmental resections
Alper Toker, J. Awori Hayanga, Ankit Dhamija, Robert Herron, Ghulam Abbas
Standard and extended sleeve resections of the tracheobronchial tree
Servet Bölükbas, Natalie Baldes, Thomas Bergmann, Michael Eberlein, Safet Beqiri
Quality of life outcomes in tracheobronchomalacia surgery
Joseph McGinn, Benoit Herbert, Andrew Maloney, Byron Patton, Richard Lazzaro
Bronchoscopic biopsy of peripheral pulmonary lesions in 2020: a review of existing technologies
James M. Katsis, Otis B. Rickman, Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz
Robotic-assisted tracheobronchial surgery
Brian D. Cohen, M. Blair Marshall
Symptom and functional recovery monitoring in thoracic surgery
Virginia Sun, Jae Kim
Imaging patterns of early stage lung cancer for the thoracic surgeon
Marcello Migliore, Stefano Palmucci, Marco Nardini, Antonio Basile
The synthesis of scientific shreds of evidence: a critical appraisal on systematic review and meta-analysis methodology
Luca Bertolaccini, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Surgery for limited stage small cell lung cancer
Anna K. Gergen, Christopher D. Scott, John D. Mitchell
Anesthetic considerations for tracheobronchial surgery
Anna Schleicher, Harald Groeben
Prophylactic cranial irradiation or MRI surveillance for extensive stage small cell lung cancer
James M. Taylor, Chad G. Rusthoven, Drew Moghanaki
Approaches to lung nodule risk assessment: clinician intuition versus prediction models
Adam H. Fox, Nichole T. Tanner
Robotic bronchoscopy for pulmonary lesions: a review of existing technologies and clinical data
Abhinav Agrawal, D. Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu
PARP inhibitors for small cell lung cancer and their potential for integration into current treatment approaches
Ranya Barayan, Xiaozhuo Ran, Benjamin H. Lok
Cardiovascular risk of smoking and benefits of smoking cessation
Giuseppina Gallucci, Alfredo Tartarone, Rosa Lerose, Anna Vittoria Lalinga, Alba Maria Capobianco
Choosing the right survey—patient reported outcomes in esophageal surgery
Maira Ahmed, Angus Lau, Dhruvin H. Hirpara, Biniam Kidane
Improving lung cancer outcomes through smoking cessation: the Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE) experience
Enrica Capelletto, Francesco Passiglia, Federica Ferraresi, Stefania Vallone, Silvia Novello
Radiosurgery for small-cell lung cancer brain metastases: a review
Tyler P. Robin, Chad G. Rusthoven
US women in thoracic surgery: reflections on the past and opportunities for the future
Ourania Preventza, Leah Backhus
Women in thoracic surgery: social media and the value of mentorship
Erin M. Corsini, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Mara B. Antonoff
Prophylaxis and management of postoperative complications after tracheobronchial surgery
Corinna Ludwig
Difference of background in research and clinical practice between USA and China
Yang Wen, Ling Deng, Linlang Guo
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lung sparing tracheo-bronchial and carinal sleeve resections
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Konstantinos Marios Soultanis, Alejandro Garcia, Kaiyun Yang, Yue Qing, Linhua Yie, Guangqiang Zhao, Anning Chen, Yunchao Huang, Guangjian Li, Gening Jiang
The role of pulmonary metastasectomy for pulmonary metastasis from head and neck cancer
Satoshi Shiono
Paraneoplastic syndromes in small cell lung cancer
Zaid Soomro, Michael Youssef, Shlomit Yust-Katz, Ali Jalali, Akash J. Patel, Jacob Mandel
Do we need to see to believe?—radiomics for lung nodule classification and lung cancer risk stratification
Ali Khawaja, Brian J. Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Ronald A. Karwoski, Cyril Varghese, Fabien Maldonado, Tobias Peikert
Cone beam navigation bronchoscopy: the next frontier
George Z. Cheng, Lihua Liu, Matthew Nobari, Russell Miller, Momen Wahidi
Biomarkers in immunotherapy: literature review and future directions
Rebecca Pharaon, Maria A. Koczywas, Sabrina Salgia, Atish Mohanty, Erminia Massarelli
Liquid biopsy is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer
Matthew J. Cecchini, Eunhee S. Yi
Technique of laryngotracheal resection in subglottic stenosis
Erich Stoelben, Armen Aleksanyan
Radiogenomics of lung cancer
Chi Wah Wong, Ammar Chaudhry
Patient reported outcomes: integration into clinical practices
Nakul Valsangkar, Felix Fernandez, Onkar Khullar
Pulmonary metastasectomy: limits to credibility
Tom Treasure, Fergus Macbeth
Foreign body aspiration
Divyansh Bajaj, Ashutosh Sachdeva, Desh Deepak
Pulmonary metastasectomy in germ cell tumors and prostate cancer
Federico Raveglia, Lorenzo Rosso, Mario Nosotti, Giuseppe Cardillo, Gabrielle Maffeis, Marco Scarci
Women in thoracic surgery: perspectives from South America
Maria Teresa R. Tsukazan, Paula A. Ugalde
Noninvasive biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis, where do we stand?
Michael N. Kammer, Pierre P. Massion
Standardizing education in interventional pulmonology in the midst of technological change
Waqas Aslam, Hans J. Lee, Carla R. Lamb
Systemic therapy options following first-line chemoimmunotherapy in small-cell lung cancer
Jose M. Pacheco
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for central and ultracentral node-negative lung tumors
Dawn Owen, Terence T. Sio
Changing paradigm in advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Dipesh Uprety, Kaushal Parikh, Anita Sawkar, Anastasios Dimou, Konstantinos Leventakos
Management of tracheobronchial injuries
Stefan Welter, Weam Essaleh
Trends in ambient air pollution levels and PM2.5 chemical compositions in four Chinese cities from 1995 to 2017
Zixuan Yin, Xiaofeng Huang, Lingyan He, Suzhen Cao, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang
Role of theranostics in thoracic oncology
Aleksandr Filippov, Kimberley-Jane C. Bonjoc, Junie Chea, Nicole Bowles, Erasmus Poku, Ammar Chaudhry
Pulmonary metastasectomy in the era of targeted therapy and immunotherapy
Christopher Y. Bong, B. Mark Smithers, Terence C. Chua
Pulmonary metastasectomy in renal cell carcinoma: a mainstay of multidisciplinary treatment
Joseph Seitlinger, Mathilde Prieto, Joelle Siat, Stéphane Renaud
Management of life-threatening hemoptysis in the ICU
Ananth V. Charya, Van K. Holden, Edward M. Pickering
Lymphadenectomy in pulmonary metastasectomy
Stefan Welter, Varun Gupta, Ioannis Kyritsis
The epidemiology and biology of pulmonary metastases
William D. Gerull, Varun Puri, Benjamin D. Kozower
Managing complications of pleural procedures
John G. Williams, Andrew D. Lerner
Navigational bronchoscopy: a guide through history, current use, and developing technology
Joseph Cicenia, Sameer K. Avasarala, Thomas R. Gildea
Autoimmune disorders and paraneoplastic syndromes in thymoma
Torsten Gerriet Blum, Daniel Misch, Jens Kollmeier, Sebastian Thiel, Torsten T. Bauer
Bronchoscopic tissue yield for advanced molecular testing: are we getting enough?
Pattraporn Tajarernmuang, Linda Ofiara, Stéphane Beaudoin, Anne V. Gonzalez
Comparison of PD-L1 immunohistochemical assays and the significance of PD-L1 expression in thymoma
Shintaro Yokoyama, Hiroaki Miyoshi
Thoracic imaging finding of rheumatic diseases
Maryam Gul, Sadia Moinuddin, Aisha Alam, Iqra Aftab, Zunairah Shah, Ammar Chaudhry
An evolving role for endobronchial ultrasonography in the intensive care unit
Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Saamia Hossain, Cosmin Gauran, Jason A. Beattie, Bryan C. Husta, Robert P. Lee, Mohit Chawla
Wound care management: tracheostomy and gastrostomy
Sammar Alsunaid, Van K. Holden, Akshay Kohli, Jose Diaz, Lindsay B. O’Meara
The intersection of bronchoscopy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Julie Lin, Laura Frye
When to suspect a thymoma: clinical point of view
Fabrizio Minervini, Gregor J. Kocher
Drugs in development for small cell lung cancer
Michael T. Serzan, Saira Farid, Stephen V. Liu
Patient reported outcomes (PROs) After minimally invasive and open esophagectomy
John J. Brady, Tadeusz D. Witek, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria
Medical thoracoscopy in intensive care unit
Sanket Thakore, Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, Fayez Kheir
An overview of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in the intensive care unit
Margaret Wei, Elliot Ho, Pravachan Hegde

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
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
Identification of key genes for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via integrated bioinformatics analysis and experimental confirmation
Jia Hu, Rongzhen Li, Huikai Miao, Zhesheng Wen
Active tuberculosis risk associated with malignancies: an 18-year retrospective cohort study in Korea
Jaekyung Cheon, Changyoung Kim, Eun Ji Park, Minsu Ock, Hyeji Lee, Jong Joon Ahn, Yangjin Jegal, Kwang Won Seo, Soon Eun Park, Ilsang Han, Hojun Kang, Mingi An, Jongha Park, Gyung-Min Park, Jae-Bum Jun, Taehoon Lee
Effects of indoor environment and lifestyle on respiratory health of children in Chongqing, China
Wenyan Li, Qin Liu, Yiwen Chen, Bo Yang, Xin Huang, Yueyue Li, Junfeng Zhang
Role of immunotherapy and co-mutations on KRAS-mutant non- small cell lung cancer survival
Idoroenyi Amanam, Isa Mambetsariev, Rohan Gupta, Srisairam Achuthan, Yingyu Wang, Rebecca Pharaon, Erminia Massarelli, Marianna Koczywas, Karen Reckamp, Ravi Salgia
Oncologic outcomes of lobectomy vs. segmentectomy in non-small cell lung cancer with clinical T1N0M0 stage: a literature review and meta-analysis
Yu-Zhen Zheng, Wen-Yu Zhai, Jian Zhao, Rui-Xing Luo, Wan-Jie Gu, Shen-Shen Fu, Da Wu, Lian-Xiong Yuan, Wei Jiang, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Hong-Ying Liao, Xiao-Qiang Li
Respiratory health effects of residential individual and cumulative risk factors in children living in two cities of the Pearl River Delta Region, China
Jianqing Lin, Weiwei Lin, Zixuan Yin, Xi Fu, Dejian Mai, Shaojie Fu, Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Jicheng Gong, Ning Feng, Lingyan He
Hemoptysis complicating ultrasound-guided transthoracic needle lung biopsy: air bronchial sign is a risk predictor
Yuxin Zhang, Liantu He, Xinghua Zhou, Dazhi Zhou, Jiaxin Tang, Qing Tang
Direct and indirect CT imaging features of esophago-airway fistula in adults
Brent P. Little, Dexter P. Mendoza, Andrew Fox, Carol C. Wu, Jeanne B. Ackman, Jo-Anne Shepard, Ashok Muniappan, Subba R. Digumarthy
Blood lead levels in relation to smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a study from Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)
Eunyoung Lee, Bumhee Park, Woo Young Chung, Ji Eun Park, Sung Chul Hwang, Kwang Joo Park, Seung Soo Sheen, Song Vogue Ahn, Jae Bum Park, Chul Min Ahn, Sang Haak Lee, Jae Yeol Kim, Eun Mi Chun, Young Sik Park, Kwang Ha Yoo, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Joo Hun Park, Korean Smoking Cessation Study Group
Clinical usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage in patients with interstitial lung diseases: a pilot study
Shu-Luen Chang, Han-Chen Tsai, Fang-Chi Lin, Hang-Sheng Chao, Chung-Wei Chou, Shi-Chuan Chang
Clinicopathological characteristics of solitary cavitary lung cancer: a case-control study
Zhan Liu, Hongxiang Feng, Zhenrong Zhang, Hongliang Sun, Deruo Liu
Prognostic nutritional index as a predictor of mortality in nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
Yoshimasa Hachisu, Keisuke Murata, Kousuke Takei, Takuma Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Tsurumaki, Yasuhiko Koga, Takeo Horie, Atsushi Takise, Takeshi Hisada
The role of postoperative radiotherapy for thymomas: a multicentric retrospective evaluation from three Italian centers and review of the literature
Alessio Bruni, Alessandro Stefani, Marco Perna, Paolo Borghetti, Niccolò Giaj Levra, Elisa D’Angelo, Alessandra D’Onofrio, Laura Rubino, Luca Frassinelli, Viola Salvestrini, Matteo Mariotti, Filippo Alongi, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Lorenzo Livi, Vieri Scotti
Clinical efficacy of robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for posterior mediastinal neurogenic tumors
Xiao-Kun Li, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Yang Xu, Hai Zhou, Wen-Jie Wu, GaoMing Wang, Yong Qiang, Yi Shen
Long-term outcomes following neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for stage I–IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer: a propensity-matched analysis
Junjie Xi, Yajing Du, Zhengyang Hu, Jiaqi Liang, Yunyi Bian, Zhencong Chen, Qihai Sui, Cheng Zhan, Ming Li, Weigang Guo
Feasibility and accuracy of rapid on-site evaluation of touch imprint cytology during transbronchial biopsy
Kohei Shikano, Tsukasa Ishiwata, Fumie Saegusa, Jiro Terada, Masashi Sakayori, Mitsuhiro Abe, Takeshi Kawasaki, Jun Ikari, Naoko Kawata, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi
Postoperative atrial fibrillation prophylaxis using a novel amiodarone order set
Joseph D. Phillips, Eleah D. Porter, Brendin R. Beaulieu-Jones, Kayla A. Fay, Rian M. Hasson, Timothy M. Millington, David J. Finley
Thoracoscopic segmentectomy with simple routine bronchoscopic inflation for intersegmental plane identification: short and mid- term outcomes compared with lobectomy
Olli Helminen, Johanna Valo, Heidi Andersen, Anna Lautamäki, Jari Räsänen, Eero Sihvo

Editorial

Methodology of curriculum development
Nathalie Tabin, Carine Pannetier, Daiana Stolz
Early stage lung cancer: pathologist’s perspective
Francesca Boggio, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Giorgio Croci, Marco Barella, Stefano Ferrero
Specialist training in Europe: introduction to a special issue of the Journal of Thoracic Diseases
Gilbert Massard, Daiana Stolz
Patient-reported outcomes in thoracic surgery—opportunities and current challenges
Peter J. Kneuertz, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce
The importance both of early diagnosis and smoking cessation in the battle against lung cancer
Alfredo Tartarone
Small cell lung cancer: updates and future directions
Jose M. Pacheco
What is the optimal way to succeed in uniportal VATS?
Amaya Ojanguren, Michel Gonzalez
Ethnic difference in lung cancer: an important issue in a globalized society
Tomoya Kawaguchi, Philip C. Mack
Introduction: airway surgery—pushing the limits
Servet Bölükbas
Reducing uncertainty to a manageable level: the need for a nuanced and patient-centric approach to lung nodule management in the 21st century
Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz
Tissue-specific tumour microenvironments are an emerging determinant of immunotherapy responses
Amanda J. Oliver, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
Surgical management of pneumothorax: still sailing with no compass
Pietro Bertoglio, Andrea Viti, Ivan Lomangino, Claudio Alberto Terzi, Fabrizio Minervini
The validity of infrared coagulator, and BioGlue with antibiotics to assist surgical treatment of infective endocarditis?
Gosta Pettersson, Shinya Unai, Steven Gordon, Syed T. Hussain, Elof Eriksson
Digital chest drainage vs. water seal chest drainage in the robotic era
Nuria M. Novoa, Marta G. Fuentes
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after minimally-invasive cardiac surgery: harm or benefit?
Angelo Carretta, Elisabetta Lapenna
The challenges in classifying rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease
Hanna Nurmi, Riitta Kaarteenaho
Thoracoscopic resection of congenital pulmonary airway malformations: timing and technical aspects
Francesco Macchini
Predicting liver and lung metastasis in esophageal cancer: does the site of primary tumor really matter?
Ka-On Lam, Tsz-Him So, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong
Cancer patient stratification based on the tumor microenvironment
Le Ying, Feng Yan, Dakang Xu
Uniportal versus multiportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer: safety and advantages in employing complementary intraoperative lung ultrasound
Marco Sperandeo, Mariapia Venuti, Carla Maria Irene Quarato
RA-ILD: does more detailed radiological classification add something to our knowledge of this condition?
Paola Faverio, Meena Kalluri, Fabrizio Luppi, Giovanni Ferrara
Iatrogenic tracheobronchial laceration: the need for surgery or the need for better studies?
Erich Stoelben, Corinna Ludwig
Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for thoracic cancers— challenges and opportunities
Jack D. Chan, Aaron J. Harrison, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
What is the role of consolidative thoracic radiotherapy in the era of chemo-immunotherapy for extensive stage small cell lung cancer?
Kristin A. Higgins, Ben J. Slotman
Hypoxemia on life support for guiding acute respiratory distress syndrome therapy?
Elen Gusman, Jeremy R. Beitler
Suggested management of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI)
René Hage, Macé M. Schuurmans
Lung cancer and obstructive lung disease in never smokers
Remi Yoneyama, Hisashi Saji, Susumu Takeuchi, Norihiko Ikeda
Beyond standard care?—idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients’ perception of care coordinators
Lars Hagmeyer, Winfried Randerath
Advancements and lingering challenges in addressing public health disasters
Phillip M. Singer
CAR-T cell therapy for lung cancer: a promising but challenging future
Shupeng Zhong, Yingqiang Cui, Qian Liu, Size Chen
Digital chest drainage systems are beneficial for robotic-assisted lung resections
Christopher Lau, Sebron Harrison
Robotic gastric mobilization in robotic minimally invasive esophagectomy
Shigeru Tsunoda, Kazutaka Obama, Tatsuto Nishigori, Shigeo Hisamori, Yoshiharu Sakai
Favorable clinical outcomes of total robotic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Noriyuki Hirahara, Yoshitsugu Tajima
Scoring tools to monitor risk of disease progression in patients with cystic fibrosis
Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo, Margarita Pérez-Ruiz
Innovative approaches to immunotherapy in breast cancer
Kylie M. Quinn
Current status, challenges and perspectives: immunotherapy and tumour microenvironment in thoracic cancer
Peng Luo, Clare Y. Slaney, Jian Zhang
Is it time to reconsider the need for bullectomy in the surgical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?
Jason M. Ali, Giuseppe Aresu
Significance of topical diagnosis in extreme situations
Igor Klepikov
Programmed death-ligand 1 expression discrepancy between primary tumor and metastatic lymph nodes in non-small cell lung cancer
Waleed Kian, Laila C. Roisman, Nadav Wallach, Dina Levitas, Alexander Yakobson, Yulia Dudnik, Nir Peled, Keren Rouvinov
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis management: caring is sparing
Stefano Nava, Irene Prediletto
To resect, or not to resect: that is the question...
Caecilia Ng, Herbert Maier, Florian Augustin
Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement: an option for some but not for all
Chirag Bavishi, Paul C. Gordon, Frank W. Sellke
Utility and efficacy of advanced imaging in thoracic disorders
Ammar Chaudhry
Objective analysis of postoperative air leaks can aid in decision-making, but does the use of digital drains really impact patient outcomes?
Vijay Joshi, Ioannis Dimarakis
Readmission after esophageal resection for esophageal cancer: incidence and risk factors
Saurabh Singhal, Sumeet K. Mittal
Seeking the holy grail of markers
Marco Anile, Sara Mantovani, Jacopo Vannucci, Massimiliano Bassi, Daniele Diso, Federico Venuta
Robotic surgery facilitates complex minimally invasive operations
Ray K. Chihara, Min P. Kim, Edward Y. Chan
Novel insights into the molecular basis of calcific aortic valve disease
Jaana Rysä
Decode a ticking time-bomb
Song Wan, Jun Liu
ARTIS Pheno®—the future of thoracic hybrid theatre for lung nodule resection?
Joyce W. Y. Chan, Peter S. Y. Yu, Rainbow W. H. Lau, Calvin S. H. Ng

Surgical Technique

Robotic pulmonary segmentectomy
Kelsey A. Musgrove, Charlotte R. Spear, Kamil Abbas, Britney R. Harris, Ghulam Abbas

Editorial Commentary

Eighth edition T category is prognostic: the size of the solid component matters, not the ratio
Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Takashi Eguchi, Kimihiro Shimizu
What is the strategy for strategic arch resection in acute proximal aortic dissection?
Christoph A. Nienaber, Ulrich Rosendahl, Xun Yuan
Current trends in perfusion strategies for neonates undergoing aortic arch repair: the rough path to the perfect idea
Luigi Arcieri, Duccio Federici, Raffaele Giordano
Volume-outcome relationship in type A aortic dissection: crosswords or crossroads?
Lara Rimmer, Hazem Elsantawy, Amer Harky, Mohamad Bashir
How we should tailor the nodal staging for various types of lung cancer?
Shun-ichi Watanabe
Should we start vasopressors very early in septic shock?
Gustavo A. Ospina-Tascón, Glenn Hernandez, Jan Bakker
Surgeon experience impacts type A aortic dissection patient mortality
Meghan O. Kelly, Spencer J. Melby
Can parapneumonic effusion be diagnosed only with pleural fluid analysis?
Hyung Jun Park, Chang Min Choi
18F-FDG PET/CT to predict tumor PD-L1 expression and response to PD-(L)1 blockade in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer
Frank Johannes Borm, Adrianus Johannes De Langen
Bridging over troubled waters: the doubling time and histological subtypes of thymic epithelial tumors
Jumpei Kashima, Yusuke Okuma
The aortic arch management for type A aortic dissection: aggressive but experienced
Eduard Permanyer, Xavier Ruyra, Artur Evangelista
Optimal radiation dose in the neoadjuvant management of esophageal cancer
Michael Buckstein
Thoracoscopic anatomical segmentectomies for early-stage lung cancer: the coming challenge
Dominique Gossot, Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo, Agathe Seguin-Givelet
Society for Translational Medicine consensus (2019 edition) shows an option for postoperative management of EGFR-mutant lung cancer
Tatsuya Nagano, Motoko Tachihara, Daisuke Hazama, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Advances in immunotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer: moving immune checkpoint inhibitors to the front lines concurrently with chemoradiotherapy?
Toyoaki Hida, Teppei Yamaguchi
Specialized thoracic aortic team is the next step in improving outcome in acute aortic dissection care
Ming-Hao Guo, Linda Y. N. Fei, Munir Boodhwani
A reflection on the actual place of osimertinib in the treatment algorithm of EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer patients
Alessio Cortellini, Corrado Ficorella, Roberto Crisci, Duilio Divisi
A new aspect of advantage on uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer
Kyoji Hirai, Jitsuo Usuda
Postoperative management for non-small cell lung cancer harboring EGFR mutations
Fumihiro Tanaka, Kazue Yoneda, Masaru Takenaka
Radical segmentectomy as a potential alternative surgical treatment with curative intent in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Terumoto Koike, Tatsuya Goto, Seijiro Sato, Masanori Tsuchida
Implications of the success of EGFR-targeted therapy in advanced non–small cell lung cancer for its application to the adjuvant setting
Masayuki Takeda
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