Vol 7, No 12 (December 2015): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Left Ventricular Assist Devices)

Preface on Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Ventricular assist devices: a snapshot into the current state of technology
Ahmet Kilic, Peter Eckman

Review Article on Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Left ventricular assist device patient selection: do risk scores help?
Ashwin K. Ravichandran, Jennifer Cowger
Left ventricular assist device implantation strategies and outcomes
LaVone A. Smith, Leora T. Yarboro, Jamie L. W. Kennedy
Surgical implant techniques of left ventricular assist devices: an overview of acute and durable devices
Bryan A. Whitson
Options for temporary mechanical circulatory support
Areo Saffarzadeh, Pramod Bonde
Chronic outpatient management of patients with a left ventricular assist device
Elisa M. Smith, Jennifer Franzwa
Blood pressure management in mechanical circulatory support
Mosi K. Bennett, Sirtaz Adatya
Anticoagulation management in mechanical circulatory support
Sirtaz Adatya, Mosi K. Bennett
Echocardiographic assessment for ventricular assist device placement
Antolin S. Flores, Michael Essandoh, Gregory C. Yerington, Amar M. Bhatt, Manoj H. Iyer, William Perez, Victor R. Davila, Ravi S. Tripathi, Katja Turner, Galina Dimitrova, Michael J. Andritsos
Left ventricular assist device driveline infections: recent advances and future goals
Anne-Marie Leuck
Dealing with surgical left ventricular assist device complications
Arman Kilic, Michael A. Acker, Pavan Atluri
Remote hemodynamic monitoring for ambulatory left ventricular assist device patients
Brent C. Lampert, Sitaramesh Emani
The total artificial heart
Jason A. Cook, Keyur B. Shah, Mohammed A. Quader, Richard H. Cooke, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Kris K. Rao, Melissa C. Smallfield, Inna Tchoukina, Daniel G. Tang
Psychosocial issues in ventricular assist device implantation and management
Michael Petty, Lillian Bauman
The future of left ventricular assist devices
Ahmet Kilic
Pediatric left ventricular assist device
Iki Adachi, Sarah Burki, Farhan Zafar, David Luis Simon Morales

Original Article

History of pneumonia is a strong risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation in South Korea: the Epidemiologic review and Prospective Observation of COPD and Health in Korea (EPOCH) study
Yong Il Hwang, Sang Haak Lee, Jee Hong Yoo, Bock Hyun Jung, Kwang Ha Yoo, Moon Jun Na, Jong Deog Lee, Myung Jae Park, Chi Young Jung, Jae Jeong Shim, Kyung Chan Kim, Yeon Jae Kim, Hye Sook Choi, Ik Su Choi, Choon-Taek Lee, Sang Do Lee, Do Jin Kim, Soo-Taek Uh, Ho Sung Lee, Young Sam Kim, Kwan Ho Lee, Seung Won Ra, Hak Ryul Kim, Soo Jeon Choi, In Won Park, Yong Bum Park, So Young Park, Jaehee Lee, Ki-Suck Jung
Diagnosis of pneumocystis pneumonia using serum (1-3)-β-D-Glucan: a bivariate meta-analysis and systematic review
Wei-Jie Li, Ya-Ling Guo, Tang-Juan Liu, Ke Wang, Jin-Liang Kong
Biopsy testing in an inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer population—a retrospective, real-life study in Sweden
Hirsh Koyi, Leif Johansson, Jesper From, Sven Nyrén
A cross-sectional and follow-up study of leukopenia in tuberculosis patients: prevalence, risk factors and impact of anti-tuberculosis treatment
Fei-Shen Lin, Mei-Ying Wu, Wen-Jun Tu, Hong-Qiu Pan, Jian Zheng, Jun-Wei Shi, Zhong-Ting Fei, Rui-Mei Zhang, Wei-Guo Yan, Ming-Qun Shang, Qiang Zheng, Meng-Jie Wang, Xia Zhang
Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adding an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) to a calcium channel blocker (CCB) following ineffective CCB monotherapy
Jin Ma, Xiao-Yan Wang, Zhi-De Hu, Zhi-Rui Zhou, Paul Schoenhagen, Hao Wang
The role of speckle tracking echocardiography in assessment of lipopolysaccharide-induced myocardial dysfunction in mice
Ming Chu, Yao Gao, Yanjuan Zhang, Bin Zhou, Bingruo Wu, Jing Yao, Di Xu
Initial synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation versus assist/control ventilation in treatment of moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome: a prospective randomized controlled trial
Jian Luo, Mao-Yun Wang, Bin-Miao Liang, He Yu, Fa-Ming Jiang, Ting Wang, Chao-Li Shi, Pei-Jun Li, Dan Liu, Xiao-Ling Wu, Zong-An Liang
Uniportal versus three-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax: a meta-analysis
Shi-Lei Qin, Jin-Bo Huang, Yan-Long Yang, Lei Xian
Prognostic analysis of the bronchoplastic and broncho-arterioplastic lobectomy of non-small cell lung cancers—10-year experiences of 161 patients
Li-Lan Zhao, Fang-Yu Zhou, Chen-Yang Dai, Yi-Jiu Ren, Ge-Ning Jiang, Ke Fei, Chang Chen
Prevalence of carotid artery stenosis in Chinese patients with angina pectoris
Jianbin Zhang, Rongwei Xu, Peng Liu, Xueqiang Fan, Zhidong Ye
Qualitative research of alternatively splice variants of fibronectin in different development stage of mice heart
Feng Lu, Fang-Fang Ma, Wei Zhang, Ying Li, Fei-Yu Wei, Lei Zhou
Precise delineation of clinical target volume for crossing-segments thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma based on the pattern of lymph node metastases
Yuanli Dong, Hui Guan, Wei Huang, Zicheng Zhang, Dongbo Zhao, Yang Liu, Tao Zhou, Baosheng Li
Dysfunction of mechanical heart valve prosthesis: experience with surgical management in 48 patients
Wei-Guo Ma, Bin Hou, Adiljan Abdurusul, Ding-Xu Gong, Yue Tang, Qian Chang, Jian-Ping Xu, Han-Song Sun
Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database analysis
Jiaxi He, Jianfei Shen, Hui Pan, Jun Huang, Wenhua Liang, Jianxing He
Effects of different types of antihypertensive agents on arterial stiffness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Xiahuan Chen, Bo Huang, Meilin Liu, Xueying Li

Surgical Technique

A new approach for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy “the caudal position”
Giampiero Dolci, Andrea Dell’Amore, Niccolò Daddi
A comparison of short-term outcomes between Ivor-Lewis and McKeown minimally invasive esophagectomy
Chunbo Zhai, Yongjing Liu, Wei Li, Tongzhen Xu, Guotao Yang, Hengxiao Lu, Dehong Hu
A novel sutureless technique for the repair of coronary sinus injuries
Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Davide Patrini, Benjamin Adams, David Lawrence, Neil Roberts
Radical resection of right upper lung cancer using uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery with non-intubated anesthesia
Wei Wang, Guilin Peng, Zhihua Guo, Lixia Liang, Qinglong Dong, Jianxing He, Weiqiang Yin
Uniportal complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy with partial pulmonary arterioplasty for lung cancer with calcified lymph node
Guang-Suo Wang, Jian Wang, Zhan-Peng Rao, Guang-Gui Ding, Zheng Wang
Unidirectionally progressive resection of lower left lung carcinoma under video-associated thoracoscopy
Kaican Cai, Yan Yan, Siyang Feng, Xiguang Liu, Hua Wu, Jin Ye, Sue Liu, Yuan Liu, Mei Li
Left lower lobectomy and systematic lymph node dissection by complete video-assisted thoracic surgery
Jian-Lin Shi, Li-Hong Jiang, Ding-Biao Li, Shou-Jun Deng, Yan-Fei Wang, Zhen-Hua Li
Complete video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy of the left lower lobe and lung lymph node dissection
Fengxia Chen, Xianshan Chen, Xiuming Huang
Video-assisted thoracic surgery left upper lobectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy
Xue Pan, Yan Zhang, Xiangnan Li, Dengyan Zhu, Chunyang Zhang, Jia Zhao, Wei Li
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy in semiprone position: primary experience of 105 cases
Zongwu Lin, Junjie Xi, Songtao Xu, Wei Jiang, Lin Wang, Qun Wang

Review Article

Atrial fibrillation and sleep-disordered breathing
Florent Lavergne, Laurent Morin, Jeff Armitstead, Adam Benjafield, Glenn Richards, Holger Woehrle

Editorial

Mechanism of in-stent restenosis after second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES): is it different from bare-metal stents and first-generation DES?
Shoichi Kuramitsu, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando
Time for science to catch up with clinical practice?
Sara Ariotti, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
Effects of acute hyperglycaemia on cardiovascular homeostasis: does a spoonful of sugar make the flow-mediated dilatation go down?
John David Horowitz, Cher-Rin Chong, Doan T. Ngo, Aaron Leonid Sverdlov
Is staging mediastinoscopy necessary before stereotactic body radiotherapy for inoperable early stage lung cancer?
Jean-Claude M. Rwigema, Percy Lee
Early stage lung cancer with nodal involvement occult to PET-CT: treat the image or treat the disease?
Janusz Kowalewski, Mariusz Kowalewski, Paweł Wnuk
Five factors and three characteristics of coronary in-stent restenosis
Nobuaki Suzuki
Systemic corticosteroids and community-acquired pneumonia—cautious optimism or wishful thinking?
Grant Waterer
Prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy in renal failure: a challenging trade-off
Matthias Bossard, Raban Jeger
Combination of cetuximab with radio-chemotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer: less is more!
Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Melanie Kripp, Sylvie Lorenzen

Perspective

Fever: suppress or let it ride?
Juliet J. Ray, Carl I. Schulman

Case Report

Spectrum of FDG uptake in large (>10 cm) esophageal leiomyomas
Meaghan Dendy, Katelyn Johnson, Daniel J. Boffa
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy guided injection of methylene blue combined with hookwire for preoperative localization of small pulmonary lesions in thoracoscopic surgery
Jiayuan Sun, Xiaowei Mao, Fangfang Xie, Baohui Han, Haiquan Chen
A recurrent empyema with peripheral bronchopleural fistulas treated by retrograde bronchial sealing with Gore Tex plugs: a case report
Jin-Young Ahn, Dohun Kim, Jong-Myeon Hong, Si-Wook Kim
Mediastinal angiomatosis: a rare case report
Min Gyoung Pak, Phil Jo Choi, Won Suk Choi, Eun Ju Kang, Mee Sook Roh
Primary tracheobronchial non-Hodgkin lymphoma causing life-threatening airway obstruction: a case report
Fang-Fei Yang, Ran Gao, Yuan Miao, Xiao-Jing Yan, Gang Hou, Yan Li, Qiu-Yue Wang, Jian Kang
Histopathological findings in a critically ill patient with avian influenza A (H7N9)
Jin-Bao Huang, Hong-Yan Li, Jia-Fu Liu, Chang-Qing Lan, Qing-Hua Lin, Shu-Xing Chen, Hong-Ying Zhang, Xin-Hang Wang, Xu Lin, Jian-Guang Pan, Heng Weng
Esophageal perforation following cervical mediastinoscopy: a rare serious complication
Aaron J. Weiss, Benjamin Salter, Adam Evans, Ramachandra Reddy
Premitive neuro-ectodermal tumour of the lung
Gajanan S. Gaude, Pradeep Patil, Prakash Malur, Shivappa Annurshetru