Vol 12, No 3 (March 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Modified SEIR and AI prediction of the epidemics trend of COVID-19 in China under public health interventions
Zifeng Yang, Zhiqi Zeng, Ke Wang, Sook-San Wong, Wenhua Liang, Mark Zanin, Peng Liu, Xudong Cao, Zhongqiang Gao, Zhitong Mai, Jingyi Liang, Xiaoqing Liu, Shiyue Li, Yimin Li, Feng Ye, Weijie Guan, Yifan Yang, Fei Li, Shengmei Luo, Yuqi Xie, Bin Liu, Zhoulang Wang, Shaobo Zhang, Yaonan Wang, Nanshan Zhong, Jianxing He
Glomerular filtration rate in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: the influence of cystatin-C-based estimations and comorbidity
Adam Nowiński, Anna Czyżak-Gradkowska, Luiza Jonczak, Damian Korzybski, Joanna Peradzyńska, Robert Pływaczewski, Paweł Śliwiński
Hospital readmissions after pulmonary resection: post-discharge nursing telephone assessment identifies high risk patients
Robert M. Van Haren, Arlene M. Correa, Boris Sepesi, David C. Rice, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Jack A. Roth, Stephen G. Swisher, Garrett L. Walsh, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Reza J. Mehran, Mara B. Antonoff
Development of a clinical score to distinguish malignant from benign esophageal disease in an undiagnosed patient population referred to an esophageal diagnostic assessment program
Negar Ahmadi, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Waël C. Hanna, Christian Finley, John Agzarian, Chuck K. Wen, Michal Coret, Colin Schieman, Yaron Shargall
Combined non-invasive scan and biomarkers to identify independent risk factors in patients with mild coronary stenosis
Wei Luo, Ru Zhao, Yanqiu Song, Hui Zhao, Weijun Ma, Yanzhe Ma, Hongliang Cong
An antibiotic loaded ceramic sternum to treat destroyed infected sternum: 4 cases
Jeremy Tricard, Anaëlle Chermat, Souleiman El Balkhi, Eric Denes, François Bertin
Completion pneumonectomy is safe and effective in select patients with recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
Abby White, Suden Kucukak, Daniel N. Lee, Raphael Bueno, Michael Jaklitsch, Steven Mentzer, David Sugarbaker, Jon Wee, Scott J. Swanson
Heart dose and coronary artery calcification in patients receiving thoracic irradiation for lung cancer
Anel Yakupovich, Mark A. Davison, Michael Z. Kharouta, Julius Turian, Christopher W. Seder, Marta Batus, Louis F. Fogg, Dinesh Kalra, Mark Kosinski, Tuncay Taskesen, Tochukwu M. Okwuosa
Safety of early orthopedic surgery in patients with intermediate/low- or low-risk pulmonary embolism
Ho Cheol Kim, Jin-Han Park, Jong-Min Song, Jae-Joon Hwang, Sang-Bum Hong, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee, Jae Seung Lee
Laparoscopic needle catheter jejunostomy by using a double semipurse string suture method in minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Xuyang Peng, Xi Zhu, Zixiang Wu, Qi Wang, Shuai Fang, Tianwei Zhan, Ming Wu
Long-term outcomes of surgical procedures for Marfan syndrome: aortic dissection versus aneurysm
Ning Li, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Yifan Bai, Fan Qiao, Mengwei Tan, Qingqi Han, Fanglin Lu, Bailing Li, Lin Han, Guanxin Zhang, Zhiyun Xu
EUS-B for suspected left adrenal metastasis in lung cancer
Ida Skovgaard Christiansen, Khaliq Ahmad, Uffe Bodtger, Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Rafi Nessar, Goran Nadir Salih, Asbjørn Høegholm, Jouke Tabe Annema, Paul Frost Clementsen
A nomogram for predicting in-hospital mortality in acute type A aortic dissection patients
Guifang Yang, Yang Zhou, Huaping He, Xiaogao Pan, Xizhao Li, Xiangping Chai
Effect of heated humidified ventilation on intraoperative core temperature and prognosis in normothermic thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Rui Zhao, Jiawei Qiu, Jinlin Wu, Wenxiang Jiang, Enzehua Xie, Wei Gao, Cuntao Yu, Juntao Qiu
Inhibition of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-associated IRE-1/XBP-1 pathway alleviates acute lung injury via modulation of macrophage activation
Yanfeng Zhao, Yan Jiang, Linsong Chen, Xinlin Zheng, Junjie Zhu, Xiao Song, Jinghan Shi, Yuping Li, Wenxin He
Clinical and economic comparative effectiveness of robotic-assisted, video-assisted thoracoscopic, and open lobectomy
Dao M. Nguyen, Inderpal S. Sarkaria, Chao Song, Rishindra M. Reddy, Nestor Villamizar, Luis J. Herrera, Lu Shi, Emelline Liu, David Rice, Daniel S. Oh
Risk factors for progressive sarcopenia 6 months after complete resection of lung cancer: what can thoracic surgeons do against sarcopenia?
Masashi Nagata, Hiroyuki Ito, Tetsuo Yoshida, Akihiro Tokushige, Shinichiro Ueda, Tomoyuki Yokose, Haruhiko Nakayama
Diagnostic value of echocardiography on detecting the various types of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
Yi Yu, Qun-Shan Wang, Xi-Fang Wang, Jian Sun, Ling-Wei Yu, Ming Ding, Yi-Gang Li
Immune regulatory markers of lepidic-pattern adenocarcinomas presenting as ground glass opacities
David B. Nelson, Kyle G. Mitchell, Jing Wang, Junya Fujimoto, Myrna Godoy, Carmen Behrens, Xiaofeng Zheng, Jianjun Zhang, Boris Sepesi, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, David C. Rice, Garrett L. Walsh, Stephen G. Swisher, Cesar A. Moran, Neda Kalhor, Annikka Weissferdt, Ignacio I. Wistuba, Jack A. Roth, Mara B. Antonoff
Outcome of shorter treatment duration in non-cavitary nodular bronchiectatic Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease
Yea Eun Park, Yong Pil Chong, Ye-Jee Kim, Ock-Hwa Kim, Byoung Soo Kwon, Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo
Matrix metalloproteinase family gene polymorphisms and lung cancer susceptibility: an updated meta-analysis
Xiaoliang Li, Caiyang Liu, Ran Ran, Gaohua Liu, Yanhui Yang, Wenzhuo Zhao, Xiaoyang Xie, Ji Li
Prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in middle thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients undergoing radical esophagectomy
Jia Hu, Dongni Chen, Shaoyong Wu, Youfang Chen, Rongzhen Li, Huikai Miao, Zhesheng Wen
Effects of age on the association between pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer in a South Korean cohort
Soo Jeong An, Young-Ju Kim, Seon-Sook Han, Jeongwon Heo
Pulmonary veins variations with potential impact in thoracic surgery: a computed-tomography-based atlas
Mateusz Polaczek, Pawel Szaro, Lilia Jakubowska, Jacek Zych, Jaroslaw Religioni, Tadeusz M. Orlowski
Schisandra A ameliorates cigarette smoke extract and lipopolysaccharide-induced oxidative stress in lung epithelial cells
Dapeng Zhang, Suzhen Hu, Wanyan Li, Ran Ao, Zhijuan Wu, Zhimin Zhang, Ling Han
Variable predictors of acute pulmonary embolism recurrence with duration of follow-up
Yi-Lan Yang, Ping Yuan, Chuan-Yu Wang, Bigyan Pudasaini, Yuan Li, Yan-Zhe Yu, Qin-Hua Zhao, Lan Wang, Su-Gang Gong, Rong Jiang, Wen-Hui Wu, Jing He, Jian Guo, Ci-Jun Luo, Hong-Ling Qiu, Chang Chen, Jin-Ling Li, Jin-Ming Liu
Is uni-portal video-assisted thoracic surgery a feasible approach for the surgical treatment of bronchopulmonary sequestration?
Zhixin Li, Yongqiang Zhao, Xuefei Hu, Wenxin He, Xiaogang Zhao
Prognostic predictors of remission in ocular myasthenia after thymectomy
Xiang Liu, Wangyan Zhou, Jun Hu, Mingsong Hu, Wenkui Gao, Shan Zhang, Wei Zeng
Calcification of coronary arteries and aortic valve and circulating a-klotho levels in patients with chronic kidney disease
Panagiotis Savvoulidis, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, Vasileios Raptis, Vasileios Rafailidis, Panagiotis I. Georgianos, Elias V. Balaskas, Konstantinos Kouskouras, Haralambos Karvounis, Stavros Hadjimiltiades
Preliminary evaluation and discussion of the safety of left innominate vein resection
Hai-Qiang Wang, Feng Tian, Miao Wei, Lian-Hong Chen, Shao-Yi Cheng, Zheng Feng, Jun Ma, Tian-Yi Zhang, Yi-Ze Guo, Xun-Liang Yin, Zheng-Wei Zhao, Yong-An Zhou
Bone morphogenetic protein-7 expression reflects the high proliferative ability and aggressiveness of thymic epithelial tumors
Kentaro Miura, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Tsuyoshi Uehara, Masanobu Momose, Yukiko Kanai, Shunichiro Matsuoka, Tetsu Takeda, Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Akira Hyogotani, Ken-ichi Ito
Decision algorithm and surgical strategies for managing tracheocutaneous fistula
Chieh-Ni Kao, Yu-Wei Liu, Po-Chih Chang, Shah-Hwa Chou, Su-Shin Lee, Yur-Ren Kuo, Shu-Hung Huang
Prognostic markers in resected large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: a multicentre retrospective analysis
Christian Roesel, Stefan Welter, Karl-Otto Kambartel, Gerhard Weinreich, Thomas Krbek, Monika Serke, Mohammed Ibrahim, Yazan Alnajdawi, Till Plönes, Clemens Aigner
Percutaneous aortic balloon valvuloplasty under echocardiographic guidance solely
Yongquan Xie, Shouzheng Wang, Guangzhi Zhao, Muzi Li, Fengwen Zhang, Wenbin Ouyang, Xiangbin Pan
Feasibility of autologous fibrin glue in general thoracic surgery
Mitsuaki Kawashima, Tadasu Kohno, Sakashi Fujimori, Naoko Kimura, Souichiro Suzuki, Ryuichi Yoshimura, Shinji Yuhara, Akira Kohno, Makoto Wakatabe, Shigeyoshi Makino
Use of Quickfix for tape fixation of chest tubes: a multi-center doctor-nurse questionnaire survey and fixing strength comparison study
Takahiro Homma, Toshihiro Ojima, Yoshifumi Shimada, Yushi Akemoto, Naoki Yoshimura
Effects of Tai Chi training on the physical and mental health status in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chengyao Guo, Guiling Xiang, Liang Xie, Zilong Liu, Xiaomin Zhang, Qinhan Wu, Shanqun Li, Yan Wu
Clinical significance of thyroid hormone and antibodies in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Yuki Sato, Yoshinori Tanino, Takefumi Nikaido, Ryuichi Togawa, Takaya Kawamata, Xintao Wang, Naoko Fukuhara, Hikaru Tomita, Mikako Saito, Natsumi Watanabe, Mami Rikimaru, Takashi Umeda, Julia Morimoto, Tatsuhiko Koizumi, Yasuhito Suzuki, Kenichiro Hirai, Manabu Uematsu, Hiroyuki Minemura, Atsuro Fukuhara, Suguru Sato, Junpei Saito, Kenya Kanazawa, Yoko Shibata
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation for predominant aortic regurgitation with a self-expandable valve
Huan Liu, Shun Liu, Yuntao Lu, Ye Yang, Wenshuo Wang, Liming Zhu, Lai Wei, Chunsheng Wang
Detection of plasma T790M mutation after the first generation EGFR-TKI resistance of non-small cell lung cancer in the real world
Haiyan Li, Jinwei Wang, Guojing Zhang, Yuping Li, Ling Lin, Haihua Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Lingna Zhang, Dongqing Lv
Prevalence and risk factors of reflux after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Samina Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim
Comparison of outcomes between primary and secondary lung decortication
Joseph Motshedi Sekgololo, Risenga Frank Chauke
Characteristics of incomplete endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration cases
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa, Satona Takana, Yoshito Yamada, Yojiro Yutaka, Daisuke Nakajima, Masatsugu Hamaji, Toshi Menju, Akihiro Ohsumi, Hiroshi Date
Could the loss of diaphragm thickness measured by computer tomography predict the rate of reintubation?
Yue-Nan Ni, Hui Xu, Wei-Jing Li, Ji-Kui Sun, Bin-Miao Liang, Zong-An Liang
Sublobectomy versus lobectomy for long-term survival outcomes of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer with a tumor size ≤2 cm accompanied by visceral pleural invasion: a SEER population-based study
Yue Yu, Renhong Huang, Pei Wang, Suyu Wang, Xinyu Ling, Peng Zhang, Jingwen Yu, Jun Wang, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
A study of aortic dissection screening method based on multiple machine learning models
Lijue Liu, Caiwang Zhang, Guogang Zhang, Yan Gao, Jingmin Luo, Wei Zhang, Yi Li, Yang Mu
Delayed surgery after histologic or radiologic-diagnosed clinical stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Chien-Sheng Huang, Po-Kuei Hsu, Chun-Ku Chen, Yi-Chen Yeh, Chun-Che Shih, Biing-Shiun Huang
Continuous positive airway pressure improves respiratory mechanics and efficiency of neural drive in stable COPD: an exploratory study
Kai Wang, Zhen-Yu Liang, Xi-Long Wang, Yun Li, Yi-Rong Lu, Jun-Fang Liu, Jia-Hui Li, Li-Mei Xu, Guo-Qiang Chen, Ping Chang, Zhong-Ran Cen, Xin Chen
Long-term safety of icotinib in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective, real-world study
Wen Zhang, Yiping Zhang, Qiong Zhao, Xiguang Liu, Likun Chen, Hongming Pan, Yuping Li, You Lu, Jianjin Huang, Zhe Zhang, Kaiqi Du, Suning Zhang, Tao Li, Liqin Lu, Guangmao Yu, Yang Wang, Xiaobin Yuan, Min Yang, Yongbin Ma, Fenlai Tan
Vitamin B2 lung-marking method using black light irradiation
Yusuke Tanaka, Isao Matsumoto, Munehisa Takata, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Masaya Tamura, Wataru Koda, Ryuichi Waseda, Hirofumi Takemura
Surgery in Masaoka stage IV thymic carcinoma: a propensity-matched study based on the SEER database
Cong Ye, Minwei Bao, Huiting Li, Xiaogang Liu, Gening Jiang, Weixi Wang
Clinical application of a surgical navigation system based on virtual thoracoscopy for lung cancer patients: real time visualization of area of lung cancer before induction therapy and optimal resection line for obtaining a safe surgical margin during surgery
Shota Nakamura, Yuichiro Hayashi, Koji Kawaguchi, Takayuki Fukui, Shuhei Hakiri, Naoki Ozeki, Shunsuke Mori, Masaki Goto, Kensaku Mori, Kohei Yokoi
Management of acute type A intramural hematoma: upfront surgery or individualized approach? A retrospective analysis and meta-analysis
Simon C. Y. Chow, Randolph H. L. Wong, Ishan Lakhani, Michelle V. Wong, Gary Tse, Peter S. Y. Yu, Jacky Y. K. Ho, Takuya Fujikawa, Malcolm J. Underwood
Polyglycolic acid sheet with fibrin glue technique without pleural abrasion in uniportal VATS for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Kyung Soo Kim
Is the result of modified Allen’s test still accurate after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy?
Jiaheng Zhang, Yuanjun Cheng, Donglai Chen, Fuquan Zhang, Shanzhou Duan, Lei Chen, Chang Chen, Yonghua Sang, Li Shi, Wentao Yang, Yongbing Chen
Totally endoscopic mitral valve repair using a three-dimensional endoscope system: initial clinical experience in Korea
Jihoon Kim, Jae Suk Yoo
Knockdown of PLAT enhances the anticancer effect of gefitinib in non-small cell lung cancer
Mengnan Yan, Wei Wang, Jian Zhou, Meijia Chang, Wenjun Peng, Ge Zhang, Jing Li, Huayin Li, Chunxue Bai
A new simplified technique for artificial chordae implantation in mitral valve repair with its early results
Mohamed El Gabry, Fanar Mourad, Lisa Loosen, Arjang Ruhparwar, Ender Demircioglu, Daniel Wendt, Heinz Jakob, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada
Characteristics of pulmonary mucormycosis and the experiences of surgical resection
Weipeng Shao, Jun Zhang, Shanwu Ma, Hongxiang Feng, Zhenrong Zhang, Chaoyang Liang, Deruo Liu
Report on 153 sequential three-incision robotic-assisted pulmonary resections by a single surgeon: technical details and learning curve
Muyun Peng, Xiang Wang, Chen Chen, Sichuang Tan, Wenliang Liu, Fenglei Yu
PaO2 greater than 300 mmHg promotes an inflammatory response during extracorporeal circulation in a rat extracorporeal membrane oxygenation model
Yutaka Fujii, Eisuke Tatsumi, Fujio Nakamura, Takashi Oite
Impact of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy on tricuspid regurgitation in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a single-center prospective cohort experience
Yanan Zhen, Jianbin Zhang, Xiaopeng Liu, Guang Sun, Xia Zheng, Yongxin Han, Zhenguo Zhai, Aili Li, Fan Lin, Peng Liu
New sympathicotomy for prevention of severe compensatory hyperhidrosis in patients with primary hyperhidrosis
Jung Wook Han, Jae Jun Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong
Prognostic value of red blood cell distribution width-standard deviation (RDW-SD) in patients operated on due to non-small cell lung cancer
Mariusz Łochowski, Justyna Chałubińska-Fendler, Barbara Łochowska, Izabela Zawadzka, Daniel Brzeziński, Marek Rębowski, Józef Kozak
Paclitaxel for treatment of advanced small cell lung cancer (SCLC): a retrospective study of 185 patients
Damian von Eiff, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Inn Chung, Denise Bernhardt, Stefan Rieken, Stephan Liersch, Thomas Muley, Sonja Kobinger, Michael Thomas, Petros Christopoulos, Martin Steins
Uniportal video assisted thoracoscopy versus open surgery for pulmonary hydatid disease—a single center experience
Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Bisanne Shaqqura, Waseem Salman, Mahmoud Ismail, Tammah Safadi, Rabee Adwan, Haitham AL-Hassan, Nisreen Rumman, Nizar Hijjeh
10-year outcomes post coronary artery bypass grafting in Asian patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy: a comprehensive analysis of survival and cardiac performance
Simon C. Y. Chow, Randolph H. L. Wong, Peter S. Y. Yu, Jacky Y. K. Ho, Joyce W. Y. Chan, Micky W. T. Kwok, Song Wan, Takuya Fujikawa, Malcolm J. Underwood
Prognostic factors of recurrence of malignant pleural effusion: what is the role of neoplasia progression?
Fernando Conrado Abrão, Igor Renato Louro B. de Abreu, Mariana Campello de Oliveira, Geisa Garcia Viana, José Franklin Soares Pompa Filho, Riad Naim Younes, Elnara Marcia Negri
Prognostic role of dysregulated circRNAs in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Quanwa Bao, Feng Li, Houzhen Zheng, Shaobo Chen, Xiao Song
Impact of metformin on survival outcome of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas patients undergoing surgical resection: a multicenter retrospective study
Huang-He He, Jun-Hui Fu, Zhe-Xue Hao, He-Fang Wu, Qiang Zhong, Fan Wang, Hang-Hui Liu, Xiang-Sen Gu, Bin Wang, Hao-Da Huang, Zhuo-Yi Li, Jian-Xing He
Impact of pulmonary interstitial lesions on efficacy and prognosis of EGFR-TKI-treated advanced non-small cell lung cancers
Xiang-Yan Zhang, Rui Cao, Yi-Jia Guo, Yan-Hua Zhen, Jia-He Zheng, Le-Tian Huang, Shu-Ling Zhang, Wei Jing, Li Sun, Jian-Zhu Zhao, Cheng-Bo Han, Jie-Tao Ma
Initial pH and shockable rhythm are associated with favorable neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Oussama Daou, Hadrien Winiszewski, Guillaume Besch, Sebastien Pili-Floury, François Belon, Benoit Guillon, Tania Marx, Sidney Chocron, Gilles Capellier, Andrea Perrotti, Gaël Piton
The accuracy of ultrasound-guided lung biopsy pathology and microbial cultures for peripheral lung lesions
Zhen-Long Zhao, Li-Li Peng, Ying Wei, Yan Li, Ge-Meng Wang, Ming-An Yu
Vacuum-assisted closure vs. bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps for deep sternal wounds infection
Tuo Pan, Kai Li, Fu-Dong Fan, Yong-Shun Gao, Dong-Jin Wang
The disconnection technique with the use of a bronchial blocker for improving nonventilated lung collapse in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Qian Cheng, Zhiyong He, Ping Xue, Qianyun Xu, Minmin Zhu, Wankun Chen, Changhong Miao
Identification of somatic copy number variations in plasma cell free DNA correlating with intrinsic resistances to EGFR targeted therapy in T790M negative non-small cell lung cancer
Lucheng Zhu, Jiafeng Liang, Bing Xia, Yasi Xu, Ziliang Qian, Shenglin Ma, Shirong Zhang
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with Lotus and Sapien 3 prosthetic valves: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mirosław Gozdek, Jakub Ratajczak, Adam Arndt, Kamil Zieliński, Michał Pasierski, Matteo Matteucci, Dario Fina, Federica Jiritano, Paolo Meani, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Michele Pilato, Domenico Paparella, Artur Słomka, Uri Landes, Ran Kornowski, Jacek Kubica, Roberto Lorusso, Piotr Suwalski, Mariusz Kowalewski, on behalf of Thoracic Research Centre
Polysomnographic phenotype as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a retrospective cohort study
Sunmin Park, Beomsu Shin, Ji-Ho Lee, Seok Jeong Lee, Myoung Kyu Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Suk Joong Yong, Sang-Ha Kim
Comparison of the short-term outcomes of robot-assisted minimally invasive, video-assisted minimally invasive, and open esophagectomy
Lei Gong, Hongjing Jiang, Jie Yue, Xiaofeng Duan, Peng Tang, Peng Ren, Xijiang Zhao, Xiangming Liu, Xi Zhang, Zhentao Yu
Circ_0058063 upregulates GLUT1 expression and promotes glucose-uptake in esophageal squamous-cell carcinomas
Yinbin Zheng, Yi Chen, Hongjing Jiang, Hongdian Zhang, Hua Wang, Jun Xu, Zhentao Yu
Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on exhaled transforming growth factor-β and vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
Ching-Chi Lin, Shwu-Fang Liaw, Chung-Hsin Chiu, Mei-Wei Lin
Incidence and risk factors of pneumothorax following pre-procedural ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
Liran Shechtman, Maayan Shrem, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Gil Bornstein, Lee Gilad, Chagai Grossman
Multiple-bar Nuss operation: an individualized treatment scheme for patients with significantly asymmetric pectus excavatum
Xiao Song Ben, Cheng Deng, Dan Tian, Ji Ming Tang, Liang Xie, Xiong Ye, Zi Hao Zhou, Hai Yu Zhou, Dong Kun Zhang, Rui Qing Shi, Gui Bin Qiao, Gang Chen
Modified silicone stent for difficult-to-treat massive hemoptysis: a pilot study of 14 cases
Junli Zeng, Xuemei Wu, Meihua Zhang, Liancheng Lin, Mingyao Ke
High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients with respiratory failure
Ji-Hoon Lee, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong, Jin-Woo Song, Jin Won Huh
Application of pleural flaps in laparoscopic-thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer
Xiaofeng Chen, Shuoyan Liu, Peng Chen, Hao He, Feng Wang
Video-assisted thoracoplasty in pulmonary tuberculosis: a retrospective study
Dmitry B. Giller, Boris D. Giller, Galina V. Giller, Galina V. Scherbakova, Vadim V. Koroev, Oleg Sh. Kesaev, Yakub G. Imagozhev, Aleksey A. Glotov
(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate induces interferon-λ2 expression to anti-influenza A virus in human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) through p38 MAPK signaling pathway
Jie Zhu, Li Ou, Yongjun Zhou, Zixiao Yang, Mingjiang Bie

Review Article

Cardiac interventions in patients with achondroplasia: a systematic review
Amrita Sukhavasi, Thomas J. O’Malley, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Jae Hwan Choi, Jonathan S. Gordon, Kevin Phan, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
An approach to antibiotic treatment in patients with sepsis
María Luisa Martínez, Erika P. Plata-Menchaca, Juan Carlos Ruiz-Rodríguez, Ricard Ferrer
Management of anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
Amber Famiglietti, John F. Lazar, Hayley Henderson, Margaret Hamm, Stefanie Malouf, Marc Margolis, Thomas J. Watson, Puja Gaur Khaitan
Assessment of chest wall movement following thoracotomy: a systematic review
Karina Tukanova, Enrica Papi, Sara Jamel, George B. Hanna, Alison H. McGregor, Sheraz R. Markar
Aerobic and breathing exercises improve dyspnea, exercise capacity and quality of life in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients: systematic review and meta-analysis
Masatoshi Hanada, Karina Tamy Kasawara, Sunita Mathur, Dmitry Rozenberg, Ryo Kozu, S. Ahmed Hassan, W. Darlene Reid
An annual review of the remarkable advances in lung cancer clinical research in 2019
Bo Cheng, Shan Xiong, Caichen Li, Hengrui Liang, Yi Zhao, Jianfu Li, Jiang Shi, Limin Ou, Zisheng Chen, Peng Liang, Wenhua Liang, Jianxing He

Study Protocol

Establishing a pre-clinical growing animal model to test a tissue engineered valved pulmonary conduit
Walter Knirsch, Bernard Krüger, Thea Fleischmann, Alexandra Malbon, Miriam Lipiski, Frithjof Lemme, Mareike Sauer, Niko Cesarovic, Hitendu Dave, Michael Hübler, Martin Schweiger
Treatment rationale and design of the PROLONG study: safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab as first-line therapy for elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Takeshi Masuda, Kazunori Fujitaka, Nobuhisa Ishikawa, Kikuo Nakano, Masahiro Yamasaki, Souichi Kitaguchi, Ken Masuda, Kakuhiro Yamaguchi, Shinjiro Sakamoto, Yasushi Horimasu, Shigeo Kawase, Shintaro Miyamoto, Taku Nakashima, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Naoki Shiota, Tadashi Senoo, Yoshikazu Awaya, Tomohiro Kondo, Takashi Yoshida, Hironobu Hamada, Isao Murakami, Noboru Hattori

Editorial Section of Interventional Pulmonology1

Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound: historical, contemporary, and cutting-edge applications
Sameer K. Avasarala, Carlos Aravena, Francisco A. Almeida
Idiopathic subglottic stenosis: a review
Carlos Aravena, Francisco A. Almeida, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, Subha Ghosh, Robert R. Lorenz, Sudish C. Murthy, Atul C. Mehta

Letter to the Editor

Non-technical skills for surgeons: challenges and opportunities for cardiothoracic surgery
Dominique Vervoort, Sameer Hirji
Sympathotomy for severe compensatory hyperhidrosis in the trunk due to traumatic cervical spinal cord injury
Jung Wook Han, Jae Jun Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim
The fate of subsolid nodule: predictable or unpredictable?
Yun-Ju Wu, Jeng-Hwei Tseng, Chia-Hao Liang, En-Kuei Tang, Fu-Zong Wu
Autopsy examination after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: ‘Mortuis vivos docent’
Kollengode Ramanathan, Deng Jia, Chuen Seng Tan, Graeme MacLaren
How does metformin act as a host-directed agent in tuberculosis associated with diabetes mellitus?
Wing-Wai Yew, Denise P. Chan, Kwok-Chiu Chang, Ying Zhang
Capillary refill time: the missing link between macrocirculation and microcirculation in septic shock?
Glenn Hernández, Ricardo Castro, Jan Bakker
Not all anemia is solely due to iron deficiency
Julian Rössler, Alexander Kaserer, Gabriela H. Spahn, Donat R. Spahn
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for large anterior mediastinal hematoma
Yuhang Ruan, Xiaodong Li, Jianfei Shen, Minhua Ye
Safety and advantage of no drain policy after thoracoscopic major lung resection
Kazuhiro Ueda
A novel guidewire-assisted silicone spigot placement for endobronchial occlusion in a complicated airway tract: application of medical thoracoscopy
Yojiro Yutaka, Masahide Isowa, Hiroshi Date
Asthma and allergy crisis in Puerto Rico: a must do proposal
Syed A. A. Rizvi, Marcos A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, Jesús Irizarry Mora, Sultan S. Ahmed, Ronda Lunn, Troy Grogan
Relationship between obstructive lung disease and non-small cell lung cancer
Takaki Akamine, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Masaki Mori
Non-intubated uniportal VATS surgery is feasible approach
Zeead M. AlGhamdi, Seha Ahn, Kwan-Chang Kim, Sook-Whan Sung
Neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: TKIs or immunotherapy?
Zhenyang Zhang, Jiangbo Lin, Mingqiang Kang
Role of imaging in predicting tumor spread through airspaces (STAS): what are the next steps
Constance de Margerie-Mellon, Paul A. VanderLaan, Benedikt H. Heidinger, Alexander A. Bankier

Editorial on Management of Congenital Heart Disease2

Management of congenital heart disease
Raghav A. Murthy

Review Article on Management of Congenital Heart Disease2

Ebstein’s anomaly: contemporary management strategies
Sandeep Sainathan, Luciana da Fonseca da Silva, Jose Pedro da Silva
Evolution of care pathways for babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: integrating mechanistic and clinical process investigation, standardization, and collaborative study
Tara Karamlou, Hani K. Najm
Congenital tracheal stenosis & associated cardiac anomalies: operative management & techniques
Aditya Sengupta, Raghav A. Murthy
Three-dimensional printing in congenital heart disease
Joshua L. Hermsen, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Petros V. Anagnostopoulos
Exercise MRI highlights heterogeneity in cardiovascular mechanics among patients with Fontan circulation: proposed protocol for routine evaluation
Francisco Contijoch, Bochao Li, Weiguang Yang, Jose A. Silva-Sepulveda, Irine Vodkin, Beth Printz, Vera Vavinskaya, Sanjeet Hegde, Alison Marsden, Hannah El-Sabrout, Laith Alshawabkeh, John W. Moore, Howaida El-Said
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
T. K. Susheel Kumar
Reinforced Ross operation and intermediate to long term follow up
Awais Ashfaq, Hayden Leeds, Irving Shen, Ashok Muralidaran
Surgical outcomes in complex adult congenital heart disease: a brief review
Alice Chan, Amna Aijaz, Ali N. Zaidi
Practical conduct of open heart procedures for congenital heart lesions
T. K. Susheel Kumar

Letter to the Editor on Management of Congenital Heart Disease2

Muscular ventricular septal defects: how I close them
Vinod A. Sebastian

Disclosure: 

1. The series “Interventional Pulmonology” 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.

2. The series “Management of Congenital Heart Disease” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Raghav A. Murthy served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.