Vol 10, No 8 (August 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Impact of abnormal longitudinal rotation on the assessment of right ventricular systolic function in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension
Patrick Collier, Bo Xu, Kenya Kusunose, Dermot Phelan, Andrew Grant, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Brian P. Griffin, Richard A. Grimm, Thomas H. Marwick, Zoran B. Popović
Sequential changes of serum KL-6 predict the progression of interstitial lung disease
Ying Jiang, Qun Luo, Qian Han, Junting Huang, Yonger Ou, Miao Chen, Yu Wen, Silas Sethiel Mosha, Kuimiao Deng, Rongchang Chen
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without neoadjuvant radiotherapy compared with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer
Yan Zheng, Xianben Liu, Ruixiang Zhang, Zongfei Wang, Haibo Sun, Jianjun Qin, Shilei Liu, Yin Li
Diagnostic value of KL-6 in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Peiyan Zheng, Xiaoqing Liu, Huimin Huang, Zijun Guo, Ge Wu, Haisheng Hu, Chuanxu Cai, Wenting Luo, Nili Wei, Qian Han, Baoqing Sun
Deletion of ACTA2 in mice promotes angiotensin II induced pathogenesis of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections
Jiancheng Cheng, Xianwu Zhou, Xionggang Jiang, Tucheng Sun
High CCR4 expression in the tumor microenvironment is a poor prognostic indicator in lung adenocarcinoma
Takahiro Karasaki, Guangliang Qiang, Masaki Anraku, Yanbin Sun, Aya Shinozaki-Ushiku, Eiichi Sato, Kosuke Kashiwabara, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun-ichi Nitadori, Masaaki Sato, Tomohiro Murakawa, Kazuhiro Kakimi, Masashi Fukayama, Jun Nakajima
Incidence and risk factors of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after acute pulmonary embolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies
Meng Zhang, Ning Wang, Zhenguo Zhai, Mingyuan Zhang, Rongrong Zhou, Yanyan Liu, Yuanhua Yang
Does age over 80 years have to be a contraindication for lung cancer surgery—a nationwide database study
Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Anne-Sophie Mariet, Arnaud Pforr, Jonathan Cottenet, Leslie Madelaine, Halim Abou-Hanna, Alain Bernard, Catherine Quantin
Application value of the NoSAS score for screening sleep-disordered breathing
Min Peng, Riken Chen, Junfen Cheng, Jieying Li, Wang Liu, Cheng Hong
Health-related quality of life evaluation in patients with nonsurgical benign tracheal stenosis
Benoit Jacques Bibas, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Michele Salati, Helio Minamoto, Mauro Federico Luiz Tamagno, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
Right mini-thoracotomy approach reduces hospital stay and transfusion of mitral or tricuspid valve reoperation with non-inferior efficacy: evidence from propensity-matched study
Qing Wang, Xiaofei Xue, Jie Yang, Qian Yang, Pei Wang, Liaoyuan Wang, Peng Zhang, Suyu Wang, Jing Wang, Jibin Xu, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Nine cases of catamenial pneumothorax: a report of a singlecenter experience
Chihiro Furuta, Motoki Yano, Hiroki Numanami, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Masayuki Haniuda
Long term and disease-free survival following surgical resection of occult N2 lung cancer
Bilal H. Kirmani, Sara Volpi, Giuseppe Aresu, Adam Peryt, Thida Win, Aman S. Coonar
Postoperative chest tube placement after thoracoscopic wedge resection of lung for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: is it mandatory?
Jae Bum Park, Jae Joon Hwang, Woo Surng Lee, Yo Han Kim, Song Am Lee
Oxidative damage and DNA damage in lungs of an ovalbumininduced asthmatic murine model
Yuanfang Wang, Jiangtao Lin, Jun Shu, Hong Li, Zhencui Ren
A two-step surgical approach combining sternotomy and subsequent thoracotomy for locally advanced lung cancers requiring both right upper lung resection and superior vena cava reconstruction
Han-Yu Deng, Chang-Long Qin, Xiao-Ming Qiu, Xiao-Jun Tang, Da-Xing Zhu, Qinghua Zhou
Long-term results after surgical treatment of the dominant lung adenocarcinoma associated with ground-glass opacities
Stefano Bongiolatti, Roberto Corzani, Sara Borgianni, Fabiola Meniconi, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Piero Paladini, Luca Voltolini
Neurokinin 1 receptor promotes rat airway smooth muscle cell migration in asthmatic airway remodelling by enhancing tubulin expression
Bing Wei, Mingwei Sun, Yunxiao Shang, Chao Zhang, Xuyong Jiao
Frequency of actionable alterations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) wild type non-small cell lung cancer: experience of the Wide Catchment Area of Romagna (AVR)
Elisa Chiadini, Matteo Canale, Angelo Delmonte, Claudio Dazzi, Claudia Casanova, Laura Capelli, Marita Mariotti, Maximilian Papi, Alessandro Gamboni, Maurizio Puccetti, Sara Bravaccini, Alessandra Dubini, Daniele Calistri, Lucio Crinò, Paola Ulivi
An innovative panel to assess endothelial integrity of pedicled and skeletonized internal thoracic artery used as aortocoronary bypass graft: a randomized comparative histologic and immunohistochemical study
Mateusz Puslecki, Piotr Buczkowski, Michał Nowicki, Patrycja Sujka-Kordowska, Marcin Ligowski, Marcin Misterski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Marek Dąbrowski, Agata Dabrowska, Michal Bocianski, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Marek Jemielity, Bartlomiej Perek
Comparison of different methods of postoperative analgesia after thoracotomy—a randomized controlled trial
Szymon Bialka, Maja Copik, Andrzej Daszkiewicz, Eva Rivas, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak, Hanna Misiolek
Management of residual pleural space after lung resection: fully controllable paralysis of the diaphragm through continuous phrenic nerve block
Miriam Patella, Andrea Saporito, Francesco Mongelli, Ramon Pini, Rolf Inderbitzi, Stefano Cafarotti
Comparison of perioperative and oncological outcomes between video-assisted segmentectomy and lobectomy for patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung cancer: a propensity score matching study
Cheng-Yang Song, Takehiro Sakai, Daisuke Kimura, Takao Tsushima, Ikuo Fukuda
Assessment of adequacy of intraoperative nodal staging and factors influencing the lack of its compliance with recommendations in the surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Konrad Pawelczyk, Piotr Blasiak, Monika Szromek, Katarzyna Nowinska, Marek Marciniak
Predictors and prognosis of left ventricular thrombus in postmyocardial infarction patients with left ventricular dysfunction after percutaneous coronary intervention
Jieyun You, Xingxu Wang, Jian Wu, Liming Gao, Xiaoyan Wang, Peizhao Du, Haibo Liu, Jiming Li, Yunkai Wang, Yulu Liang, Wei Guo, Qi Zhang
Application of albumin/globulin ratio in elderly patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Jinqiu Qin, Yuanyuan Qin, Yangyang Wu, Aiqiu Wei, Meiling Luo, Lin Liao, Faquan Lin
Diagnostic benefits of the combined use of liquid-based cytology, cell block, and carcinoembryonic antigen immunocytochemistry in malignant pleural effusion
Chang Gok Woo, Seung-Myoung Son, Hye-Suk Han, Ki Hyeong Lee, Kang-Hyeon Choe, Jin Young An, Ki Man Lee, Young Hyun Lim, Ho-Chang Lee, Ok-Jun Lee
Effect of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on circadian patterns of cardiac repolarization in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: data from a randomized trial
Christian Schlatzer, Daniel J. Bratton, Esther I. Schwarz, Thomas Gaisl, Justin C. T. Pepperell, John R. Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
Risk factor analysis and management strategies of operating room-related infections after coronary artery bypass grafting
Lifen Pan, Shufang Tan, Linlan Cao, Xiaoling Feng
Critical care medicine in Taiwan from 1997 to 2013 under National Health Insurance
Chih-Cheng Lai, Chung-Han Ho, Chia-Li Chang, Chin-Ming Chen, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Chien-Ming Chao, Jhi-Joung Wang, Kuo-Chen Cheng
Value of cardiac biomarker measurement in the differential diagnosis of infiltrative cardiomyopathy patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function
Kai Hu, Dan Liu, Tim Salinger, Daniel Oder, Stefan Knop, Georg Ertl, Frank Weidemann, Stefan Frantz, Stefan Störk, Peter Nordbeck
Cyberknife® stereotactic radiation therapy for stage I lung cancer and pulmonary metastases: evaluation of local control at 24 months
Myriam Khadige, Julia Salleron, Vincent Marchesi, Guillaume Oldrini, Didier Peiffert, Véronique Beckendorf
Impact of the introduction of thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis
Makoto Odaka, Yuki Noda, Yo Tsukamoto, Daiki Kato, Takamasa Shibasaki, Shohei Mori, Hisatoshi Asano, Hideki Matsudaira, Makoto Yamashita, Toshiaki Morikawa
Discrepancies between ALK protein disruption and occurrence of ALK gene rearrangement in Polish NSCLC patients
Anna Grenda, Bożena Jarosz, Paweł Krawczyk, Tomasz Kucharczyk, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Katarzyna Reszka, Kinga Krukowska, Marcin Nicoś, Juliusz Pankowski, Maciej Bryl, Rodryg Ramlau, Barbara Kuźnar-Kamińska, Tomasz Grodzki, Aleksandra Szczęsna, Krystyna Siemiątkowska, Justyna Szumiło, Halina Batura-Gabryel, Michał Palonka, Janusz Milanowski
Incidence and risk of thromboembolism associated with bevacizumab in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma
Li-Juan Li, Di-Fei Chen, Guo-Feng Wu, Wei-Jie Guan, Zheng Zhu, Yi-Qian Liu, Guo-Ying Gao, Yin-Yin Qin, Nan-Shan Zhong
Clinical outcome and risk factors for complications after pulmonary segmentectomy by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: results of an initial experience
Benoît Bédat, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Thorsten Krueger, Jean Yannis Perentes, Hans-Beat Ris, Frédéric Triponez, Marc-Joseph Licker, Wolfram Karenovics, Michel Gonzalez
Pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange characteristics in uncommon etiologies of acute respiratory distress syndrome
Richard H. Kallet, Kelly Ho, Michael S. Lipnick, Michael A. Matthay
Comparison of the 11th Japanese classification and the AJCC 7th and 8th staging systems in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients
Seong Yong Park, Dae Joon Kim, Jee Won Suh, Go Eun Byun
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a complementary biomarker for the asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap
Yong Suk Jo, Sung Ok Kwon, Jeeyoung Kim, Woo Jin Kim
CO2 during single incisional thoracoscopic bleb resection with two-lung ventilation
Dong Kyu Lee, Heezoo Kim, Hyun Koo Kim, Dong Ik Chung, Kook Nam Han, Young Ho Choi
Pure red cell aplasia associated with thymoma: a report of a single-center experience
Satoru Moriyama, Motoki Yano, Hiroshi Haneda, Katsuhiro Okuda, Osamu Kawano, Tadashi Sakane, Risa Oda, Takuya Watanabe, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Prototype of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy simulator used in regional ECMO program
Mateusz Puslecki, Marcin Ligowski, Michal Kiel, Marek Dabrowski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Maciej Sip, Adrian Maciejewski, Agata Dabrowska, Ilona Kiel-Puslecka, Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Marcin Misterski, Piotr Buczkowski, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Bartlomiej Perek, Michael Czekajlo, Marek Jemielity
Serum microRNAs improving the diagnostic accuracy in lung cancer presenting with pulmonary nodules
Yayi He, Shengxiang Ren, Yan Wang, Xuefei Li, Caicun Zhou, Fred R. Hirsch
Body mass index of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with pulmonary function and exacerbations: a retrospective real world research
Zhenchao Wu, Dong Yang, Zhengwei Ge, Mengdie Yan, Nan Wu, Yi Liu
Learning curve for uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy—results from 120 consecutive patients
Xiaochuan Liu, Xiaosang Chen, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan, Thomas A. D’Amico

Short Communication

Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy for diagnosing peripheral lung lesions in lung transplant recipients: a singlecenter experience
Tanmay S. Panchabhai, Sreeja Biswas Roy, Nikhil Madan, Hesham Abdelrazek, Vipul J. Patel, Rajat Walia, Ross M. Bremner

Surgical Technique

Design variations in vertical muscle-sparing thoracotomy
Noriaki Sakakura, Tetsuya Mizuno, Takaaki Arimura, Hiroaki Kuroda, Yukinori Sakao
Video-assisted thoracic surgery double sleeve bilobectomy of right upper and middle lobes
Jiandong Mei, Lin Ma, Qiang Pu, Chengwu Liu, Lunxu Liu

Technical Note

Esophageal cancer patients’ information management: cross-cultural differences between Dutch and Italian patients in perceived quality of provided oncological information
Luca M. Saadeh, Annelijn E. Slaman, Eleonora Pinto, Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Francesco Cavallin, Egle Jezerskyte, Rita Alfieri, Loes Noteboom, Maria Cristina Bellissimo, Matteo Cagol, Giovanni Pirozzolo, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen

Mini-Review

Surgical embolectomy for acute massive pulmonary embolism: state of the art
Alessandra Iaccarino, Giacomo Frati, Leonardo Schirone, Wael Saade, Elio Iovine, Mizar D’Abramo, Antonio De Bellis, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Ernesto Greco

Review Article of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Percutaneous pleural drainage in patients taking clopidogrel: real danger or phantom fear?
Katherine Linder, Oleg Epelbaum

Editorial of GARD Section

A strategy for measuring health outcomes and evaluating impacts of interventions on asthma and COPD—common chronic respiratory diseases in Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) countries
Teresa To, Alvaro A. Cruz, Giovanni Viegi, Rachel McGihon, Nikolai Khaltaev, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Paulo A. Camargos, Stefania La Grutta, Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani, Tari Haahtela, Nils E. Billo, Dean E. Schraufngael, Jean Bousquet

Case Report

Lung adenocarcinoma patient progression with gastrointestinal metastasis response to subsequent tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) from re-biopsy of new occurring driver gene mutation
Chunhua Zhou, Binjie Yan, Liang Zeng, Yi Xiong, Li Liu, Nong Yang, Yongchang Zhang
Pulmonary strongyloidiasis presenting micronodules on chest computed tomography
Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ji Young Ha, Jong Sil Lee, Byoung-Kuk Na
An atypical presentation of acute coronary syndrome
Amir Solomonica, Shahar Lavi, Tawfiq Choudhury, Rodrigo Bagur
Bronchopleural phrenic fistula caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
Eun Seok Kang, Hyeran Kang, Jinsoo Min, Jin Young An, Kang Hyeon Choe, Ki Man Lee, Yoon Mi Shin
Case report of delayed radiotherapy-related pleural effusion following chest radiotherapy for lymphoma
Panxiao Shen, Yunxiang Zeng, Weizhan Luo, Yingying Gu, Jinlin Wang
A rare case of pleomorphic adenoma with difficult diagnosis using biopsy
Akifumi Nakamura, Teruhisa Takuwa, Nobuyuki Kondo, Takahiro Watanabe, Seiichi Hirota, Seiki Hasegawa
Organizing pneumonia: a rare pulmonary manifestation of wellcontrolled ulcerative colitis
Xiaoming Zhou, Yu Chen, Li Zhao
Chylothorax after thoracoscopic extended thymectomy: a case report and literatures review
Zhirong Zhang, Xiaoxing Hu, Qirui Chen, Hui Li
Fatal hemothorax after thoracic epidural procedure for postoperative pain control in elderly esophageal cancer patient
Jong-Myeon Hong, Dohun Kim, Si-Wook Kim

Letter to the Editor

Platelets-to-lymphocyte ratio and esophageal cancer
Antonios Athanasiou, Michael Spartalis, Eleftherios Spartalis
Inflammation in venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: villain or innocent bystander?
Aidan Burrell, Thomas Müller
Calpain and spectrin breakdown products in tuberculous pleural effusion
Man Zhang, Zhi-De Hu
What we have known, what we do not know?—clonality of multifocal pulmonary ground-glass opacities
Jun Wang
Diagnostic implication of circulating microRNAs in acute aortic dissection
Pengcheng Du, Jian Dong, Lei Zhang, Zhe Chen, Zhiqing Zhao, Junmin Bao, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing
ESTS staging guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer: a good guide to best ever accuracy and high survival rate
Akif Turna
Understanding effects of obstructive sleep apnoea and its treatment on the brain and autonomic regulation needs further research
Esther I. Schwarz, Christopher D. Turnbull, John R. Stradling, Malcolm Kohler
Lung transplantation: chronic rejection and stem cell depletion
Thomas J. Lynch, Bethany A. Ahlers, Kalpaj R. Parekh
Risk stratification for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring veno venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a clinical need
Chiara Lazzeri, Adriano Peris

Erratum

Erratum to multidisciplinary team approach on a case of bilateral tension pneumothorax
Editorial Team
Erratum to South African guideline for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults
Tom H. Boyles, Adrian Brink, Greg L. Calligaro, Cheryl Cohen, Keertan Dheda, Gary Maartens, Guy A. Richards, Richard van Zyl Smit, Clifford Smith, Sean Wasserman, Andrew C. Whitelaw, Charles Feldman, South African Thoracic Society, Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa
Erratum to assessment of a respiratory face mask for capturing air pollutants and pathogens including human influenza and rhinoviruses
Editorial Team