Vol 7, No 4 (April 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

External validation of a prediction model for pathologic N2 among patients with a negative mediastinum by positron emission tomography
Farhood Farjah, Leah M. Backhus, Thomas K. Varghese, James P. Manning, Aaron M. Cheng, Michael S. Mulligan, Douglas E. Wood
The link between mold sensitivity and asthma severity in a cohort of northern Chinese patients
Yanliang Ma, Guizhen Tian, Fei Tang, Bing Yu, Yanwen Chen, Yueli Cui, Quanying He, Zhancheng Gao
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the identification of beta-hemolytic streptococci
Chunmei Zhou, Lili Tao, Bijie Hu, Jian Ma, Xiangru Ye, Shenglei Huang, Yan Ma, Yuzhang Shan
Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath for small malignant pulmonary nodules: a retrospective comparison between central and peripheral locations
Christine Chavez, Shinji Sasada, Takehiro Izumo, Junko Watanabe, Masahiro Katsurada, Yuji Matsumoto, Takaaki Tsuchida
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of therapy with linezolid containing regimens in the treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
Xin Zhang, Matthew E. Falagas, Konstantinos Z. Vardakas, Rui Wang, Rong Qin, Jin Wang, Youning Liu
Mechanical ventilation modulates Toll-like receptors 2, 4, and 9 on alveolar macrophages in a ventilator-induced lung injury model
Huijun Dai, Linghui Pan, Fei Lin, Wanyun Ge, Wei Li, Sheng He
Effect of airway Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolation and infection on steady-state bronchiectasis in Guangzhou, China
Wei-Jie Guan, Yong-Hua Gao, Gang Xu, Zhi-Ya Lin, Yan Tang, Hui-Min Li, Zhi-Min Li, Jin-Ping Zheng, Rong-Chang Chen, Nan-Shan Zhong
Efficacy of a simple and inexpensive exercise training program for advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in community hospitals
Chaicharn Pothirat, Warawut Chaiwong, Nittaya Phetsuk
Addition to inhaled corticosteroids of leukotriene receptor antagonists versus theophylline for symptomatic asthma: a meta-analysis
Xin Chen, Ying-Bo Kang, Li-Qing Wang, Yun Li, Yu-Wen Luo, Zhe Zhu, Rui Chen
A new simplified volume-loaded heterotopic rabbit heart transplant model with improved techniques and a standard operating procedure
Wei Lu, Jun Zheng, Xu-Dong Pan, Bing Li, Jin-Wei Zhang, Long-Fei Wang, Li-Zhong Sun
A novel association of adenosine deaminase with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a propensity score analysis from a case-control study
Liang Liu, Yong-Ming He, Cui-Fen Hu, Xin Zhao, Hai-Feng Xu, Xiang-Jun Yang
Elevated expression of USP9X correlates with poor prognosis in human non-small cell lung cancer
You Wang, Yu Liu, Bo Yang, Hong Cao, Chun-Xu Yang, Wen Ouyang, Shi-Min Zhang, Gui-Fang Yang, Fu-Xiang Zhou, Yun-Feng Zhou, Cong-Hua Xie
Surgical specimen histology revealed inadequacy of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration sample in the diagnosis of adenosquamous lung carcinoma
Jing Chen, Ya-Dong Gao, Yan Cao, Jiong Yang, Guang-Wei Luo
Effects of transdermal tulobuterol on dyspnea and respiratory function during exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Masako Ichikawa, Yuzo Kodama, Kaku Yoshimi, Satomi Shiota, Masaki Kotajima, Mami Nakajyo, Kuniaki Seyama, Yoshinosuke Fukuchi, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Comparison of diagnostic performances among bronchoscopic sampling techniques in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions
Viboon Boonsarngsuk, Wasana Kanoksil, Sarangrat Laungdamerongchai
Low-cost biportal endoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Ansheng Mo, Yuzhong Luo, Xiaoping Yang, Shaoxiong Mo, Jun Wu, Yitong Wei
Higher expression of SIRT1 induced resistance of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cells to cisplatin
Bin Cao, Qintong Shi, Wengong Wang
Study on risk factors and phenotypes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Guangzhou, China—design and baseline characteristics
Yumin Zhou, Piet L.B. Bruijnzeel, Christopher McCrae, Jinping Zheng, Ulf Nihlen, Rong Zhou, Marleen Van Geest, Anna Nilsson, Sinela Hadzovic, Monika Huhn, Ziad Taib, Yi Gu, Jiaxing Xie, Pixin Ran, Rongchang Chen, Nanshan Zhong
How well does pathologic stage predict survival for esophageal adenocarcinoma after neoadjuvant therapy?
Jae Y. Kim, Rebecca A. Nelson, Joseph Kim, Dan Raz
Antimicrobial peptide LL-37 circulating levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with high risk of frequent exacerbations
Yi-Meng Yang, Yan-Fei Guo, Hong-Sheng Zhang, Tie-Ying Sun
Impact of daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate on ventilator associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a meta-analysis
Wensen Chen, Quan Cao, Songqin Li, Huifen Li, Weihong Zhang

Surgical Technique

Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni hernia by artificial pericardium patch in an adult obese patient
Shuhai Li, Xiaochuan Liu, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan
Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration with 23 gauge needle: a preliminary study
Maria Majori, Miriam Anghinolfi, Alessandro Scarascia, Rita Nizzoli, Angelo Gianni Casalini