Vol 7, No 5 (May 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Low bone mineral density is associated with increased arterial stiffness in participants of a health records based study
Ya-Qin Wang, Ping-Ting Yang, Hong Yuan, Xia Cao, Xiao-Ling Zhu, Guo Xu, Zhao-Hui Mo, Zhi-Heng Chen
Meta-analysis of the diagnostic yield and safety of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for lung nodules
Weisan Zhang, Shuo Chen, Xifeng Dong, Ping Lei
Initial thrombolysis treatment compared with anticoagulation for acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis
Qixia Xu, Ke Huang, Zhenguo Zhai, Yuanhua Yang, Jun Wang, Chen Wang
Prognostic role of p53 and Ki-67 immunohistochemical expression in patients with surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma: a retrospective study
Cheol-Hong Kim, Hee Sung Lee, Ju-Hee Park, Jeong-Hee Choi, Seung-Hun Jang, Yong-Bum Park, Myung Goo Lee, In Gyu Hyun, Kun Il Kim, Hyoung Soo Kim, Sung Woo Cho, Won Yong Lee, Eung-Joong Kim, Haeyoung Kim, Jung Weon Shim, Young Hee Choi
Thoracoscopic double sleeve lobectomy in 13 patients: a series report from multi-centers
Jun Huang, Jingpei Li, Yuan Qiu, Xin Xu, Dmitrii Sekhniaidze, Hanzhang Chen, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Jianxing He
Clinical characteristics of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with gender, age, and physiology staging at Okinawa Chubu Hospital
Tomoo Kishaba, Yousuke Shimaoka, Hajime Fukuyama, Hiroaki Nagano, Yuichiro Nei, Shin Yamashiro, Hitoshi Tamaki
Expression of paired basic amino acid-cleaving enzyme 4 (PACE4) correlated with prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients
Yun-En Lin, Qi-Nian Wu, Xiao-Dong Lin, Guang-Qiu Li, Ya-Jie Zhang
One-stage hybrid procedure without sternotomy for treating thoracic aortic pathologies that involve distal aortic arch: a single-center preliminary study
Changwei Ren, Xi Guo, Lizhong Sun, Lianjun Huang, Yongqiang Lai, Shangdong Xu
Screening for pectus excavatum among primary students and establishment of a pectus excavatum screening program in Dongguan, China
Xusen Zou, Yanqing Lin, Hui Jin, Sumei Cai, Xin Xu, Weiqiang Yin, Qingshan Geng, Jiuhao Chen, Bing Liang, Jianxing He, Wei Li
Clinical features and mutation status of EGFR, KRAS, BRAF, EML4-ALK and ROS1 between surgical resection samples and non surgical resection samples in lung cancer
Wentao Li, Jichen Qu, Zhifei Xu
Benefit of initial dual-therapy on stroke prevention in Chinese hypertensive patients: a real world cohort study
Jin-Ming Yu, Qun-Yu Kong, Tian Shen, Yu-Song He, Ji-Wei Wang, Yan-Ping Zhao
Kinetics of plasma microRNA-499 expression in acute myocardial infarction
Xi Chen, Lizhu Zhang, Tong Su, Heng Li, Qiang Huang, Dan Wu, Chengjian Yang, Zhijun Han
The use of an online pictorial Epworth Sleepiness Scale in the assessment of age and gender specific differences in excessive daytime sleepiness
Panagis Drakatos, Ramesh Ghiassi, Ian Jarrold, Judy Harris, Athar Abidi, Abdel Douiri, Nicholas Hart, Christopher Kosky, Adrian J. Williams, Martyn R. Partridge, Joerg Steier

Brief Report

Post-treatment change in Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen-stimulated tumor necrosis factor-alpha release in patients with active tuberculosis
Chang Ho Kim, Seung Soo Yoo, Shin Yup Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Jae Yong Park, Jaehee Lee
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour of the lung: a reactive lesion or a true neoplasm?
Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Davide Patrini, Lasha Gvinianidze, Wen Ling Woo, Elaine Borg, David Lawrence