Vol 7, No 11 (November 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Genetic variants of the class A scavenger receptor gene are associated with essential hypertension in Chinese
Min Zhang, Zhijun Han, Zihe Yan, Qichen Cui, Yuhai Jiang, Mingzhu Gao, Wei Yu, Jun Hua, Hongyu Huang
Clinical role of a new prognostic score using platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing extrapleural pneumonectomy
Tetsuzo Tagawa, Masaki Anraku, Yosuke Morodomi, Tomoyoshi Takenaka, Tatsuro Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama, Yukito Ichinose, Yoshihiko Maehara, B. C. John Cho, Ronald Feld, Ming-Sound Tsao, Natasha Leighl, Andrea Bezjak, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot
Risk factors for distal stent graft-induced new entry following endovascular repair of type B aortic dissection
Qing Li, Long-Fei Wang, Wei-Guo Ma, Shang-Dong Xu, Jun Zheng, Xiao-Yan Xing, Lian-Jun Huang, Li-Zhong Sun
Albert-Lembert versus hybrid-layered suture in hand sewn end-to-end cervical esophagogastric anastomosis after esophageal squamous cell carcinoma resection
Fan Feng, Li Sun, Guanghui Xu, Liu Hong, Jianjun Yang, Lei Cai, Guocai Li, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Hongwei Zhang
Incidence and risk factors of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in patients after acute pulmonary embolism
Suqiao Yang, Yuanhua Yang, Zhenguo Zhai, Tuguang Kuang, Juanni Gong, Shuai Zhang, Jianguo Zhu, Lirong Liang, Ying H. Shen, Chen Wang
Prognostic value of stromal decorin expression in patients with breast cancer: a meta-analysis
Shuang-Jiang Li, Da-Li Chen, Wen-Biao Zhang, Cheng Shen, Guo-Wei Che
Impacts of anemia on 3-year ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a propensity-matched study
Xiaoyan Wang, Miaohan Qiu, Jing Li, Heyang Wang, Jing Qi, Geng Wang, Kai Xu, Haiwei Liu, Xin Zhao, Quanmin Jing, Yi Li, Yaling Han
Pain control of thoracoscopic major pulmonary resection: is pre-emptive local bupivacaine injection able to replace the intravenous patient controlled analgesia?
Hee Chul Yang, Ja-young Lee, Soyeon Ahn, Sukki Cho, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon, Jun Sung Kim
Voluntary pulmonary function screening with GOLD standard: an effective and simple approach to detect lung obstruction
Shengyu Wang, Wei Gong, Yao Tian, Min Yang
Covering the staple line with a polyglycolic acid sheet after bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax prevents postoperative recurrent pneumothorax
Kyoji Hirai, Tetsuo Kawashima, Shingo Takeuchi, Jitsuo Usuda
Correlation of fluid balance and postoperative pulmonary complications in patients after esophagectomy for cancer
Xuezhong Xing, Yong Gao, Haijun Wang, Shining Qu, Chulin Huang, Hao Zhang, Hao Wang, Kelin Sun
Partial esophagogastrostomy with esophagogastric anastomosis below the aortic arch in cardiac carcinoma: characteristics and treatment of postoperative anastomotic leakage
Bin Qiu, Feiyue Feng, Shugeng Gao
Prognosis and status of lymph node involvement in patients with adenocarcinoma in situ and minimally invasive adenocarcinoma—a systematic literature review and pooled-data analysis
Long Jiang, Weiqiang Yin, Guilin Peng, Wei Wang, Jianrong Zhang, Yang Liu, Shengyi Zhong, Qihua He, Wenhua Liang, Jianxing He
Physiologic and immunologic effects of subxiphoid pulmonary lobectomy compared with transthoracic pulmonary lobectomy in a canine survival model
Chih-Tsung Wen, Yen Chu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chien-Ying Liu, Chia-Chuan Liu, Po-Jen Ko, Yun-Hen Liu, Hui-Ping Liu
Prolonged postoperative length of stay is associated with poor overall survival after an esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Longfei Ma, Jingpei Li, Longlong Shao, Dong Lin, Jiaqing Xiang
Safety of thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer without interruption of anti-platelet agents
Woo Sik Yu, Hee Suk Jung, Jin Gu Lee, Dae Joon Kim, Kyung Young Chung, Chang Young Lee
Perioperative outcomes of upper lobectomy according to preservation or division of the inferior pulmonary ligament
Yangki Seok, Eunjue Yi, Sukki Cho, Sanghoon Jheon, Kwhanmien Kim
Impact of anemia on long-term ischemic events and bleeding events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a system review and meta-analysis
Xiaoyan Wang, Miaohan Qiu, Jing Qi, Jing Li, Heyang Wang, Yi Li, Yaling Han
Determining optimal fluid and air leak cut off values for chest drain management in general thoracic surgery
Miguel Mesa-Guzman, Perikleous Periklis, Zakiyah Niwaz, Laura Socci, Hilgardt Raubenheimer, Ben Adams, Lokesh Gurung, Mohsin Uzzaman, Eric Lim

Consensus

Chinese expert consensus on clinical use of non-invasive airway inflammation assessment in bronchial asthma
Jiangtao Lin, Kaisheng Yin, Nan Su, Mao Huang, Chen Qiu, Chuntao Liu, Shaoxi Cai, Chuangli Hao, on behalf of the Chinese Society of Chest Physicians, Chinese Medical Doctor Association

Statistic Corner

The game theory in thoracic surgery: from the intuitions of Luca Pacioli to the operating rooms management
Argante Ciocci, Andrea Viti, Alberto Terzi, Luca Bertolaccini
Rationales for an accurate sample size evaluation
Alan D. L. Sihoe
Longitudinal studies
Edward Joseph Caruana, Marius Roman, Jules Hernández-Sánchez, Piergiorgio Solli
Interpretation of lung cancer study outcomes
Diego Cortinovis, Marida Abbate, Paolo Bidoli, Davide Pelizzoni, Stefania Canova