Vol 11, No 12 (December 2019): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Guideline

Chinese expert consensus on the standardized procedure and technique of transbronchial cryobiopsy
Shuliang Guo, Qiang Li, Jinyue Jiang, Fengming Luo, Yishi Li, Faguang Jin, Xinzhu Liu, Hongwu Wang, Ping Chen, Chong Bai, Haiyun Dai, Haidong Huang, Xianwei Ye, Xianghua Yi, Jie Zhang, Changhui Wang, Mingyao Ke, Jiayuan Sun, Jing Feng, Hongmei Zhou, Youru Wu, Zhen Wang, Yun Ma, Jing Li, Liping Lv, Baosong Xie, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Weimin Ding, Xiaoping Wang, Junyong Yang, Qingshan Cai, Peng Sun, Zhuang Luo, Mohan Giri, on behalf of the Working Committee on Interventional Pulmonology, Respiratory Physicians’ Branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Committee of Interventional Pulmonology, Chinese Society for Tuberculosis, Chinese Medical Association, Chinese Western Association of Interventional Pulmonology
Chinese expert consensus-based guideline on assessment and management of asthma exacerbation
Jiangtao Lin, Bin Xing, Ping Chen, Mao Huang, Xin Zhou, Changgui Wu, Dong Yang, Kaisheng Yin, Shaoxi Cai, Xiaoming Cheng, Chuangli Hao, Changzheng Wang, Chuntao Liu, on behalf of China Asthma Alliance
Chinese guideline on sublingual immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and asthma
Huabin Li, Shi Chen, Lei Cheng, Yinshi Guo, He Lai, Yong Li, Xiaoping Lin, Zheng Liu, Qianhui Qiu, Jie Shao, Li Shi, Man Tian, Chengshuo Wang, Hongtian Wang, Xueyan Wang, Qingyu Wei, Yongxiang Wei, Li Xiang, Qintai Yang, Changqing Zhao, Huanping Zhang, Yuxiang Zhi, Junxiao Gao, Quansheng Li, Juan Liu, Kuiji Wang, Wencheng Zhou, Luo Zhang, Chinese Society of Allergy (CSA)

Original Article

Decision-making at initial surgery for type A aortic dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome: proximal or extensive repair
Ning Li, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Yifan Bai, Zhao An, Guanxin Zhang, Qingqi Han, Fanglin Lu, BaiLing Li, Lin Han, Zhiyun Xu
The expression of Nesprin-1 increased in aortic dissection: why?
Wengang Yang, Dezhong Wen, Shaoxi Chen, Song Xue, Jianmin Gu, Jianggui Dan, Hui Zheng
Biomechanical comparison of monocortical and bicortical plate fixation for rib fractures in a cadaveric model using a locking plate system
Abby Choke, Yoke Rung Wong, Janna-Vale Joethy
Outcomes from salvage chemotherapy or pembrolizumab beyond progression with or without local ablative therapies for advanced non-small cell lung cancers with PD-L1 ≥50% who progress on first-line immunotherapy: real-world data from a European cohort
Giulio Metro, Alfredo Addeo, Diego Signorelli, Alessio Gili, Panagiota Economopoulou, Fausto Roila, Giuseppe Banna, Alessandro De Toma, Juliana Rey Cobo, Andrea Camerini, Athina Christopoulou, Giuseppe Lo Russo, Marco Banini, Domenico Galetta, Beatriz Jimenez, Ana Collazo-Lorduy, Antonio Calles, Panagiotis Baxevanos, Helena Linardou, Paris Kosmidis, Marina C. Garassino, Giannis Mountzios
Inter-tumor heterogeneity of PD-L1 expression in non-small cell lung cancer
Yuichi Saito, Sho Horiuchi, Hiroaki Morooka, Takayuki Ibi, Nobumasa Takahashi, Tomohiko Ikeya, Yoshihiko Shimizu, Eishin Hoshi
Comparison of next-generation sequencing and immunohistochemistry analysis for targeted therapy-related genomic status in lung cancer patients
Lin Nong, Zhenzhen Zhang, Yan Xiong, Yalin Zheng, Xin Li, Dong Li, Qiye He, Ting Li
Associations between changes in oxygenation, dead space and driving pressure induced by the first prone position session and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
David M. van Meenen, Jan-Paul Roozeman, Ary Serpa Neto, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Janneke Horn, Olaf L. Cremer, Frederique Paulus, Marcus J. Schultz, for the MARS Consortium
Adiposity and the risk of thyroid nodules with a high-suspicion sonographic pattern: a large cross-sectional epidemiological study
Xingjian Lai, Bo Zhang, Yong Wang, Yuxin Jiang, Jianchu Li, Luying Gao, Ying Wang
An investigation of the classification accuracy of a deep learning framework-based computer-aided diagnosis system in different pathological types of breast lesions
Mengsu Xiao, Chenyang Zhao, Qingli Zhu, Jing Zhang, He Liu, Jianchu Li, Yuxin Jiang
Diagnostic accuracy of single-source dual-energy computed tomography and ultrasonography for detection of lateral cervical lymph node metastases of papillary thyroid carcinoma
Lin Li, Sai-Nan Cheng, Yan-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Yi Wang, De-Hong Luo, Yong Wang
Clinical features of pulmonary mucormycosis in patients with different immune status
Min Peng, Hua Meng, Yinghao Sun, Yu Xiao, Hong Zhang, Ke Lv, Baiqiang Cai
Serum alpha 1-antitrypsin predicts severe acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery
Songlin Du, Jianwei Tian, Zhiwen Xiao, Zhiwen Luo, Tong Lin, Shaoyi Zheng, Jun Ai
Increased serum bile acid level is associated with high-risk coronary artery plaques in an asymptomatic population detected by coronary computed tomography angiography
Bu-Chun Zhang, Jun-Hong Chen, Chu-Han Xiang, Ming-Yu Su, Xue-Shan Zhang, Yan-Feng Ma
The features of contrast enhanced ultrasound and BRAF V600E in papillary thyroid carcinoma
Zi-Mei Lin, Cao-Xin Yan, Yue Song, Yu-Rong Hong, Qing Wen, Yong-Yuan Xu, Min-Qiang Pan, Qin Ye, Pin-Tong Huang
Introduction of thoracoscopic surgery for congenital pulmonary airway malformation in infants: review of 13 consecutive surgical cases
Atsushi Ito, Motoshi Takao, Akira Shimamoto, Shinji Kaneda, Kohei Matsushita, Mikihiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida
Triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio as a risk factor of repeat revascularization among patients with acute coronary syndrome after first-time percutaneous coronary intervention
Ya-Min Su, Rui Zhang, Rong-Feng Xu, Hong-Lei Wang, Hai-Hua Geng, Min Pan, Yang-Yang Qu, Wen-Jie Zuo, Zhen-Jun Ji, Gen-Shan Ma
Restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty for chronic ischaemic mitral regurgitation: outcomes of flexible versus semi-rigid rings
Philip Y. K. Pang, Ming Jie Huang, Teing Ee Tan, See Lim Lim, Madhava J. Naik, Victor T. T. Chao, Yoong Kong Sin, Chong Hee Lim, Yeow Leng Chua
Lung ultrasonography versus chest radiography for the diagnosis of pediatric community acquired pneumonia in emergency department: a meta-analysis
Liang Wang, Wei Song, Yong Wang, Jie Han, Ke Lv
Optimal margin distance of bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax reduces postoperative recurrence
Kenji Tsuboshima, Yasumi Matoba, Teppei Wakahara
Contralateral bulla neogenesis associated with postoperative recurrences of primary spontaneous pneumothorax in young patients
Kenji Tsuboshima, Yasumi Matoba, Teppei Wakahara
Impact of postprocedural permanent pacemaker implantation on clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Ziwei Xi, Tong Liu, Jing Liang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Wei Liu
A meta-analysis comparing transaxillary and transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Yong Zhan, Siavash Saadat, Avneet Soin, Masashi Kawabori, Frederick Y. Chen
Uniportal versus multiportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer
Mamdoh Al-Ameri, Erik Sachs, Ulrik Sartipy, Veronica Jackson
Patterns of diagnostic procedures for lung cancer pathology in the Middle East and North Africa
Abdul Rahman Jazieh, Adda Bounedjar, Foad Al Dayel, Shamayel Fahem, Arafat Tfayli, Kakil Rasul, Hassan Jaafar, Mohammad Jaloudi, Turki Al Fayea, Hatim Q. Almaghrabi, Hanaa Bamefleh, Khaled AlKattan, Blaha Larbaoui, Taha Filalli, Mufid Al Mistiri, Hamed Alhusaini
Impact of paravertebral blockade use in geriatric patients undergoing thoracic surgery on postoperative adverse outcomes
Chaoyang Tong, Hongwei Zhu, Bin Li, Jingxiang Wu, Meiying Xu
Reduction of drainage-associated complications in cardiac surgery with a digital drainage system: a randomized controlled trial
Arnaud Van Linden, Florian Hecker, Delphine S. Courvoisier, Mani Arsalan, Josepha Köhne, Christina Brei, Tomas Holubec, Thomas Walther
A systematic review and meta-analysis of stereotactic body radiation therapy for colorectal pulmonary metastases
Christopher Cao, Daniel Wang, David H. Tian, Ashley Wilson-Smith, James Huang, Andreas Rimner
The CatLet score: a new coronary angiographic scoring tool accommodating the variable coronary anatomy for the first time
Ming-Xing Xu, Ruo-Ling Teng, Terrence D. Ruddy, Paul Schoenhagen, Thomas Bartel, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Olcay Aksoy, Milind Desai, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Javier Escaned, Peter A. McCullough, Anupama Vasudevan, Cheng-Xing Shen, Xin Zhao, Ya-Feng Zhou, Hai-Feng Xu, Xu-Jie Cheng, Yong-Ming He, written on behalf of the AME Interventional Cardiology Collaborative Group
Comparison of QFT-Plus and QFT-GIT tests for diagnosis of M. tuberculosis infection in immunocompetent Korean subjects
Ji Young Hong, So Yeong Park, Ahreum Kim, Sang-Nae Cho, Yun-Gyoung Hur
Heterogeneity of perception of symptoms in patients with asthma
Akihiko Ohwada, Katsuhiko Sato
Postoperative changes of the free pericardial fat pad for bronchial stump coverage
Takuya Nagashima, Hiroyuki Ito, Joji Samejima, Daiji Nemoto, Daisuke Eriguchi, Haruhiko Nakayama, Tetsukan Woo, Munetaka Masuda
Spiral wire localization of lung nodules: procedure effectiveness and oncological usefulness
Miriam Patella, Dario Alberto Bartolucci, Francesco Mongelli, Roberto Cartolari, Eleonora Maddalena Minerva, Rolf Inderbitzi, Stefano Cafarotti
Predictive factors of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease analysed by modified HRCT classification of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis according to the 2018 ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT criteria
Hideaki Yamakawa, Shintaro Sato, Emiri Tsumiyama, Tomotaka Nishizawa, Rie Kawabe, Tomohiro Oba, Teppei Kamikawa, Masanobu Horikoshi, Keiichi Akasaka, Masako Amano, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Hidekazu Matsushima
Gender differences in treatment strategies among patients ≥80 years old with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Yong-Gang Sui, Si-Yong Teng, Jie Qian, Yuan Wu, Ke-Fei Dou, Yi-Da Tang, Shu-Bin Qiao, Yong-Jian Wu
Benefits may not outweigh risks of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in early postoperative thromboprophylaxis following minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a propensity score-matched analysis
Wei Li, Pei Wang, Shiguan Le, Wang Xi, Jing Wang, Liang Yin, Qing Wang, Yufeng Zhang, Zhinong Wang
Characteristics of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and strain elastography of locally advanced breast cancer
Li-Shuang Gu, Rui Zhang, Yong Wang, Xue-Mei Liu, Fei Ma, Jia-Yu Wang, Xiao-Ying Sun, Meng-Jia Liu, Bo Wang, Shuang-Mei Zou
Clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in transthoracic biopsy of malignant anterior mediastinal masses
Jie Han, Xiao-Li Feng, Tian-Yu Xu, Wen-Qi Feng, Meng-Jia Liu, Bo Wang, Ting-Lin Qiu, Yong Wang
Association between thoracic fat measured using computed tomography and lung function in a population without respiratory diseases
Won Gun Kwack, Yun-Seong Kang, Yun Jeong Jeong, Jin Young Oh, Yoon Ki Cha, Jeung Sook Kim, Young Soon Yoon
Outcomes after total robotic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a propensity-matched comparison with hybrid robotic esophagectomy
Kwon Joong Na, Samina Park, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim, Chang Hyun Kang
Effect of normal saline flush injection into a bronchus on lung decellularization
Masahiro Yanagiya, Kentaro Kitano, Takuma Yotsumoto, Daiya Takai, Hiromichi Asahina, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Jun Nakajima
The benefits of digital drainage system versus traditional drainage system after robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy
Kristina Jacobsen, Steven Talbert, Joseph H. Boyer
Spontaneous breathing anesthesia for cervical tracheal resection and reconstruction
Yanran Zhou, Hui Liu, Xi Wu, Shuben Li, Lixia Liang, Qinglong Dong
Clinical outcomes of transcatheter versus surgical pulmonary valve replacement: a meta-analysis
Ying Zhou, Tixiusi Xiong, Peng Bai, Chong Chu, Nianguo Dong
Prognostic factors in stage IB non-small cell lung cancer according to the 8th edition of the TNM staging system after curative resection
Youngkyu Moon, Si Young Choi, Jae Kil Park, Kyo Young Lee
Relationship of soluble ST2 to pulmonary hypertension severity in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
Jonathan Beaudoin, Jackie Szymonifka, Zachary Lavender, Roderick C. Deaño, Qing Zhou, James L. Januzzi, Jagmeet P. Singh, Quynh A. Truong
Late clinical outcomes of aortic valve replacement with Carpentier-Edwards pericardial valves
Hyoung Woo Chang, Wook Sung Kim, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee C. Carriere, Dong Seop Jeong, Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Pyo Won Park
Dynamics of coagulation factor XIII activity after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer
Suguru Shirai, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Fumi Yokote, Takashi Sakai, Yuichi Saito, Yukinori Sakao, Masafumi Kawamura
Preoperative hypoxemia in patients with type A acute aortic dissection: a retrospective study on incidence, related factors and clinical significance
Zijian Guo, Yanwei Yang, Mingming Zhao, Bo Zhang, Jiakai Lu, Mu Jin, Weiping Cheng
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance assessment of biventricular changes during vacuum bell correction of pectus excavatum
Lorenzo Monti, Orsola Montini, Emanuele Voulaz, Marie Maagaard, Emanuela Morenghi, Hans K. Pilegaard, Maurizio Infante
A nomogram to predict overall survival of patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Jiahui Zhang, Jingyi Fan, Rong Yin, Liguo Geng, Meng Zhu, Wei Shen, Yuzhuo Wang, Yang Cheng, Zhihua Li, Juncheng Dai, Guangfu Jin, Zhibin Hu, Hongxia Ma, Lin Xu, Hongbing Shen
Identification of key genes and pathways in calcific aortic valve disease by bioinformatics analysis
Yiran Zhang, Liang Ma
A novel technique for identification of the segments based on pulmonary artery plane combined with oxygen diffusing discrepancy
Yandong Zhao, Yunpeng Xuan, Jianfang Song, Tong Qiu, Yi Qin, Wenjie Jiao
NF-κB1 promoter-94ins/delATTG polymorphisms correlate with the acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Xun Meng, Shao-Qiang Zheng, Jin-Hong Wang, Tao Zhang
Risk factors and survival of patients with permanent pacemaker implantation after heart transplantation
Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Ann-Kathrin Rahm, Fabrice F. Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Andreas O. Doesch, Philipp Ehlermann, Hugo A. Katus, Edgar Zitron
Obstructive sleep apnoea and open heart surgery: a review of its incidence and impact to patients
Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Saidah Mohd Sahid, Shahrul Amry Hashim, Sukcharanjit Singh, Frances Chung, Raja Amin Raja Mokhtar, Wang Chew Yin
Surgical outcomes of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer: a single-center experience
Chenxi Zhang, Lei Wang, Weimiao Li, Zhao Huang, Wenhao Liu, Peilong Bao, Yuanyang Lai, Yong Han, Xiaofei Li, Jinbo Zhao
Surgical indication for congenital tracheal stenosis complicated by pulmonary artery sling
Atsushi Harada, Naoki Shimojima, Akihiro Shimotakahara, Saya Azuma, Yoshiaki Ishizuka, Hirofumi Tomita, Seiichi Hirobe
Population-based analysis of esophageal large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma between 2004 and 2015
Guangda Yuan, Cheng Zhan, Donglin Zhu, Hongya Xie, Tengteng Wei, Tao Lu, Yong Yang, Yimeng Zhu, Qun Wang
Extended resections for the treatment of patients with T4 stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (T4N0–1M0) with or without cardiopulmonary bypass: a 15-year two-center experience
Dimitrios Filippou, Athanasios Kleontas, Vasilios Tentzeris, Christos Emmanouilides, Stavros Tryfon, Sofia Baka, Ioanna Filippou, Kostas Papagiannopoulos
Efficacy and safety of pleurectomy and wedge resection versus simple pleurectomy in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Agata Dżeljilji, Krzysztof Karuś, Artur Kierach, Barbara Kazanecka, Wojciech Rokicki, Witold Tomkowski
Does an imbalance in circulating vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) cause atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular heart disease?
Keke Wang, Yanyan Liu, Suiqing Huang, Huayang Li, Jian Hou, Jiaxing Huang, Jiantao Chen, Kangni Feng, Mengya Liang, Guangxian Chen, Zhongkai Wu
Impact of diabetes mellitus on coagulation function before and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Dawei Wang, Yu Liu, Ziying Chen, Fei Yang, Zhenming Zhang, Yulei Wei
Correlation study of venous thromboembolism with SAA, IL-1, and TNF-a levels and gene polymorphisms in Chinese population
Refukaiti Abuduhalike, Juan Sun, Li Zhao, Ailiman Mahemuti
Identification of potential microRNAs and their targets in promoting gefitinib resistance by integrative network analysis
Fushuang Zheng, Hongyan Zhang, Jibin Lu
A cross-sectional evaluation of the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient satisfaction and quality of life with a care coordinator
Nathan Hambly, Sarah Goodwin, Afia Aziz-Ur-Rehman, Nima Makhdami, Margaret Ainslie-Garcia, Daniel Grima, Gerard Cox, Martin Kolb, Diana Fung, Czerysh Cabalteja, Patricia DeMarco, Daniel Moldaver
Cystic fibrosis patients at risk for disease progression marked by decline in FEV1% predicted: development of the cystic fibrosis risk of disease progression score
Nathan L. Marsteller, Eliezer Nussbaum, Tricia Morphew, Inderpal S. Randhawa
Intra-operative blood transfusion significantly increases the risk of post-operative pulmonary embolism
Qiaojun Zeng, Shufang Tan, Qiang Bao, Shanping Jiang

Review Article

Electronic cigarettes: where to from here?
Annette J. Theron, Charles Feldman, Guy A. Richards, Gregory R. Tintinger, Ronald Anderson

Editorial Section of Interventional Pulmonology2

The utility of bronchoscopy in immunocompromised patients: a review
Christopher Morton, Jonathan Puchalski

Editorial Commentary

Benefits of omitting chest drain after thoracoscopic major lung resection
Mateja Ladan, René Horsleben Petersen
VATS lobectomy vs. open lobectomy for early-stage lung cancer: an endless question—are we close to a definite answer?
Francesco Guerrera, Anne Olland, Enrico Ruffini, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
A personalized approach to the acute respiratory distress syndrome: recent advances and future challenges
Elena Spinelli, Domenico L. Grieco, Tommaso Mauri
Is this the right MOMENTUM?—evidence from a HeartMate 3 randomized trial
Silvia Mariani, Anamika Chatterjee, Jasmin S. Hanke, Katharina Homann, Günes Dogan, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto
Neoadjuvant radiation therapy for esophageal cancer: is a higher dose better?
Waqar Haque, E. Brian Butler, Bin S. Teh
A first attempt to establish a definition of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer by a European consensus group
Koji Haratani, Masayuki Takeda, Kazuhiko Nakagawa
Is skeletal muscle mass an optimal marker for postoperative outcomes in lung cancer patients?
Yusuke Takahashi, Takeo Nakada, Noriaki Sakakura, Hiroaki Kuroda
Neoadjuvant versus adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer debate revisited
Chan Yeu Pu, Sai Yendamuri
Local consolidative therapy for oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Pamela P. Samson, Matthew B. Spraker, Shahed N. Badiyan, Gregory Vlacich, Clifford G. Robinson, Aadel A. Chaudhuri
The change of therapeutic trends in the thymic epithelial tumor
Chang Hyun Kang
Treatment of postoperative air leak with fresh frozen plasma
Youngkyu Moon
Personalized mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: are we ready?—Maybe
Won-Young Kim, Sang-Bum Hong
For radiation therapy before surgery in esophageal cancer, dose matters, and with each answer comes more questions
Mark Hennon, Sai Yendamuri
Prehabilitation prior to lung cancer surgery: a small step forward
Andrew E. Giles, Sadeesh K. Srinathan
What is synchronous oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer?
Chan-Kyung Jane Cho, Balamurugan A. Vellayappan, Emma M. Dunne, Shankar Siva, Mitchell Liu, Alexander V. Louie, Gerard G. Hanna, Simon S. Lo
Accelerating the development of therapeutic strategy for oligometastasis
Yoshihisa Shimada
Neoadjuvant vs. adjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer—is timing everything?
Melanie P. Subramanian, Varun Puri
Is there a real need for a remotely actuated magnetic chest drain device?
Ludovic Fournel, Marco Alifano, Philippe Icard
The clinical significance of ground glass opacities in lung adenocarcinoma in the era of UICC-TNM classification ver.8
Masayoshi Inoue, Masanori Shimomura
Definitive chemoradiotherapy with simultaneous integrated boost of radiotherapy dose for T4 esophageal cancer—will it stand for a standard treatment?
Satoru Matsuda, Shuhei Mayanagi, Tomoyuki Irino, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Yuko Kitagawa
Beyond the fluid bolus
Peter Bentzer, Anja Lindén-Søndersø
Radiation doses in esophageal cancer
Susan A. Smith, Matthew P. Fox
Re-do lung transplantation: keys to success
Lara Schaheen, Jonathan D’Cunha
FLOaTing toward new standards in locally advanced resectable gastroesophageal cancer
Lorenzo Fornaro, Caterina Vivaldi, Lorenzo Calvetti, Alessandro Cappetta, Alfredo Falcone, Giuseppe Aprile
Early neuromuscular blockade in acute respiratory distress syndrome: to personalize or paralyze?
Ken Kuljit S. Parhar, Kevin Solverson, Vasileios Zochios
Editorial of current practise in the use of chest ultrasound in thoracic surgery
Kunal Bhakhri, Aman Coonar

Letter to the Editor

On the possibility of over-diagnosis of osteoporotic vertebral fracture at mid-thoracic level
Yì Xiáng J. Wáng, Xiao-Rong Wang, Nazmi Che-Nordin, Fei-Rong Xu, Qiu-Li Huang

Disclosure:

1. The series “Cough Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Woo-Jung Song served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series starting from Nov. 2019.

2. The series “Interventional Pulmonology Corner” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Kassem Harris served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.