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Review Article

Why do we need harmonization in thoracic surgery: a view from above by the European Union of Medical Specialists
Toni Lerut, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Gilbert Massard
Teaching non-technical skills: the patient centered approach
Gianluca Casali, Gareth Lock, Nuria M. Novoa
Mobility during and after training: autobiography and advice to early career colleagues
Carolina Torres, Anna Elisabeth Frick
Harmonisation of respiratory medicine: the success story of European curriculum development
Daiana Stolz, Nathalie Tabin, Amy Farr
Structured and evidence-based training of technical skills in respiratory medicine and thoracic surgery
Pia Iben Pietersen, Christian B. Laursen, René Horsleben Petersen, Lars Konge
How to prepare for academic leadership: scientific training curriculum
Isabelle Opitz, Thorsten Walles
Difference of environment behind research and clinical practice between USA and Japan
Takefumi Komiya, Gerard Chaaya, Leigh Deshotels, Andy Wang
Are there any ethnic differences in the efficacy and safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors for treatment of lung cancer?
Jiyun Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Se-Hoon Lee, Jin Seok Ahn, Keunchil Park, Myung-Ju Ahn
Robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy: past, present and future
Gijsbert I. van Boxel, B. Feike Kingma, Frank J. Voskens, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg
Rapid progression of disease from immunotherapy following targeted therapy: insights into treatment management and sequence
Rebecca Pharaon, Isa Mambetsariev, Jeremy Fricke, Ravi Salgia
Role of imaging in lung transplantation evaluation
Alexander D. Calvert, Todd R. Hazelton
Advances in targeting acquired resistance mechanisms to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Justin A. Chen, Jonathan W. Riess
Mechanisms of resistance to osimertinib
Chiara Lazzari, Vanesa Gregorc, Niki Karachaliou, Rafael Rosell, Mariacarmela Santarpia
Tumor evolution in epidermal growth factor receptor mutated non-small cell lung cancer
Ana I. Velazquez, Caroline E. McCoach
Role of precision imaging in esophageal cancer
Sherif B. Elsherif, Sonia Andreou, Mayur Virarkar, Erik Soule, Dheeraj Reddy Gopireddy, Priya R. Bhosale, Chandana Lall
Different treatment efficacies and side effects of cytotoxic chemotherapy
Low-Jia Li, Qingyun Chong, Lingzhi Wang, Goh Boon Cher, Ross A. Soo
Robotic thymectomy for advanced thymic epithelial tumor: indications and technical aspects
Kwon Joong Na, Chang Hyun Kang
Comprehensive care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Fanny Wai San Ko, Ka Pang Chan, David Shu Cheong Hui

Original Article

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
Trans-subxiphoid robotic surgery for anterior mediastinal disease: an initial case series
Osbert Qi Yao Leow, Chuan Cheng, Yin-Kai Chao
Keratin 17 is an imaging biomarker in lung cancers
Priya Bhattacharji, William Moore, Kavitha Yaddanapudi
Refining dataset curation methods for deep learning-based automated tuberculosis screening
Tae Kyung Kim, Paul H. Yi, Gregory D. Hager, Cheng Ting Lin
Sternochondral replacement: use of cadaveric allograft for the reconstruction of anterior chest wall
Giuseppe Marulli, Giulia De Iaco, Pia Ferrigno, Angela De Palma, Rosatea Quercia, Debora Brascia, Marco Schiavon, Marco Mammana, Federico Rea
Microsurgical robotic suturing of sural nerve graft for sympathetic nerve reconstruction: a technical feasibility study
Tommy Nai-Jen Chang, Lisa Wen-Yu Chen, Chin-Pang Lee, Kuo-Hsuan Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang, Yin-Kai Chao
Differences in molecular epidemiology of lung cancer among ethnicities (Asian vs. Caucasian)
Motohiro Izumi, Tomohiro Suzumura, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kenji Sawa, Naoki Yoshimoto, Yoko Tani, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tomoya Kawaguchi
Pleural fluid glucose testing using a finger stick glucometer: a novel bedside test
Tony F. Abdo, Himanshu Bhardwaj, Muhammad K. Ishaq, Jean I. Keddissi, Houssein A. Youness
Costal cartilage resection for the treatment of slipping rib syndrome (Cyriax syndrome) in adults
Antonio Mazzella, Ludovic Fournel, Antonio Bobbio, Aurélie Janet-Vendroux, Filippo Lococo, Emelyne Canny Hamelin, Philippe Icard, Marco Alifano
Robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for mediastinal masses: a single-institution experience
Kai Chen, Xianfei Zhang, Runsen Jin, Jie Xiang, Dingpei Han, Yajie Zhang, Hecheng Li
Blood clot removal by cryoextraction in critically ill patients with pulmonary hemorrhage
Lars Henning Schmidt, Arik Bernard Schulze, Dennis Goerlich, Christoph Schliemann, Torsten Kessler, Veronika Rottmann, Daniel den Toom, Felix Rosenow, Jan Sackarnd, Georg Evers, Michael Mohr
Role of endoscopic transparent cap in managing pediatric foreign bodies in the entrance of the esophagus in a waking state
Yang Wang, Wei Chen
Morbidity, mortality and long-term outcome of lung cancer resections performed in palliative intent
Emanuel Palade, Jutta Günter, Juan M. M. Gomez, Ulrich F. Wellner, Severin Schmid, Sebastian Wiesemann, Bernward Passlick
Dysphagia predict the response to second cycle neoadjuvant chemotherapy in first cycle no response esophageal carcinoma
Yan Zheng, Yin Li, Jianjun Qin, Wenqun Xing, Xianben Liu, Haibo Sun, Xiankai Chen
Risk factors of severe hemoptysis in patients with fungus ball
Tae Hoon Kim, Hyun Jung Koo, Chae-Man Lim, Sang-Bum Hong, Jin Won Huh, Kyung Wook Jo, Tae Sun Shim, Woo Sung Kim, Younsuck Koh
Burden and clinical characteristics of high grade tuberculosis destroyed lung: a nationwide study
Deokjae Han, Hwa Young Lee, Kyeongju Kim, Taehoon Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Chin Kook Rhee
The effect of tumor locations of esophageal cancer on the metastasis to liver or lung
Dashan Ai, Yun Chen, Qi Liu, Jiaying Deng, Kuaile Zhao

Surgical Technique

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

Expert Consensus

Expert consensus on tubeless video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (Guangzhou)
Jianxing He, Jun Liu, Chengchu Zhu, Tianyang Dai, Kaican Cai, Zhifeng Zhang, Chao Cheng, Kun Qiao, Xiang Liu, Guangsuo Wang, Shun Xu, Rusong Yang, Junqiang Fan, Hecheng Li, Jiang Jin, Qinglong Dong, Lixia Liang, Jinfeng Ding, Kaiming He, Yulin Liu, Jing Ye, Siyang Feng, Yu Jiang, Haoda Huang, Huankai Zhang, Zhenguo Liu, Xia Feng, Zhaohua Xia, Mingfei Ma, Zhongxin Duan, Tonghai Huang, Yali Li, Qiming Shen, Wenfei Tan, Hong Ma, Yang Sun, Congcong Chen, Fei Cui, Wei Wang, Jingpei Li, Zhexue Hao, Hui Liu, Wenhua Liang, Xusen Zou, Hengrui Liang, Hanyu Yang, Yingfen Li, Shunjun Jiang, Calvin S. H. Ng, Diego González-Rivas, Eugenio Pompeo, Raja M. Flores, Yaron Shargall, Mahmoud Ismail, Vincenzo Ambrogi, Ahmed G. Elkhouly, Sook Whan Sung, Keng Ang

Review Article of Cough Section

Types and applications of cough-related questionnaires
Zhijing Wang, Miao Wang, Siwan Wen, Li Yu, Xianghuai Xu

Surgical Technique

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