Vol 12, No 6 (June 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Editorial

Digital chest drainage systems are beneficial for robotic-assisted lung resections
Christopher Lau, Sebron Harrison
RA-ILD: does more detailed radiological classification add something to our knowledge of this condition?
Paola Faverio, Meena Kalluri, Fabrizio Luppi, Giovanni Ferrara
Predicting liver and lung metastasis in esophageal cancer: does the site of primary tumor really matter?
Ka-On Lam, Tsz-Him So, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong
The challenges in classifying rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease
Hanna Nurmi, Riitta Kaarteenaho
Digital chest drainage vs. water seal chest drainage in the robotic era
Nuria M. Novoa, Marta G. Fuentes
Surgical management of pneumothorax: still sailing with no compass
Pietro Bertoglio, Andrea Viti, Ivan Lomangino, Claudio Alberto Terzi, Fabrizio Minervini
Hypoxemia on life support for guiding acute respiratory distress syndrome therapy?
Elen Gusman, Jeremy R. Beitler
Uniportal versus multiportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer: safety and advantages in employing complementary intraoperative lung ultrasound
Marco Sperandeo, Mariapia Venuti, Carla Maria Irene Quarato
What is the optimal way to succeed in uniportal VATS?
Amaya Ojanguren, Michel Gonzalez
The load and capacity model of healthcare delivery: considerations for the crisis management of the COVID-19 pandemic
Joerg Steier, John Moxham
Addressing the “What do we have to lose? Just give the drug” rationale: making the case for clinical trials and against off-label use in COVID-19
Venktesh R. Ramnath, Heather J. Zar, Atul Malhotra

Original Article

Clinical application of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in pectus excavatum patients following Nuss procedure
Pingwen Yu, Gebang Wang, Chenlei Zhang, Hongxi Liu, Yawei Wang, Zhanwu Yu, Hongxu Liu
Long-term outcomes following neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for stage I–IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: a propensity-matched analysis
Junjie Xi, Yajing Du, Zhengyang Hu, Jiaqi Liang, Yunyi Bian, Zhencong Chen, Qihai Sui, Cheng Zhan, Ming Li, Weigang Guo
Feasibility and accuracy of rapid on-site evaluation of touch imprint cytology during transbronchial biopsy
Kohei Shikano, Tsukasa Ishiwata, Fumie Saegusa, Jiro Terada, Masashi Sakayori, Mitsuhiro Abe, Takeshi Kawasaki, Jun Ikari, Naoko Kawata, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi
Clinical efficacy of robot-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for posterior mediastinal neurogenic tumors
Xiao-Kun Li, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Yang Xu, Hai Zhou, Wen-Jie Wu, Gao-Ming Wang, Yong Qiang, Yi Shen
Thoracoscopic segmentectomy with simple routine bronchoscopic inflation for intersegmental plane identification: short and mid- term outcomes compared with lobectomy
Olli Helminen, Johanna Valo, Heidi Andersen, Anna Lautamäki, Jari Räsänen, Eero Sihvo
Sputum and serum autoantibody profiles and their clinical correlation patterns in COPD patients with and without eosinophilic airway inflammation
Zhenyu Liang, Fengyan Wang, Dongying Zhang, Fei Long, Yuqiong Yang, Weili Gu, Kuimiao Deng, Jiaxuan Xu, Wenhua Jian, Luqian Zhou, Weijuan Shi, Jinping Zheng, Xin Chen, Rongchang Chen
Prognostic nutritional index as a predictor of mortality in nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease
Yoshimasa Hachisu, Keisuke Murata, Kousuke Takei, Takuma Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Tsurumaki, Yasuhiko Koga, Takeo Horie, Atsushi Takise, Takeshi Hisada
Postoperative atrial fibrillation prophylaxis using a novel amiodarone order set
Joseph D. Phillips, Eleah D. Porter, Brendin R. Beaulieu-Jones, Kayla A. Fay, Rian M. Hasson, Timothy M. Millington, David J. Finley
Clinical usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage in patients with interstitial lung diseases: a pilot study
Shu-Luen Chang, Han-Chen Tsai, Fang-Chi Lin, Hang-Sheng Chao, Chung-Wei Chou, Shi-Chuan Chang
Blood lead levels in relation to smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a study from Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)
Eunyoung Lee, Bumhee Park, Woo Young Chung, Ji Eun Park, Sung Chul Hwang, Kwang Joo Park, Seung Soo Sheen, Song Vogue Ahn, Jae Bum Park, Chul Min Ahn, Sang Haak Lee, Jae Yeol Kim, Eun Mi Chun, Young Sik Park, Kwang Ha Yoo, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Joo Hun Park, Korean Smoking Cessation Study Group
Clinicopathological characteristics of solitary cavitary lung cancer: a case-control study
Zhan Liu, Hongxiang Feng, Zhenrong Zhang, Hongliang Sun, Deruo Liu
Direct and indirect CT imaging features of esophago-airway fistula in adults
Brent P. Little, Dexter P. Mendoza, Andrew Fox, Carol C. Wu, Jeanne B. Ackman, Jo-Anne Shepard, Ashok Muniappan, Subba R. Digumarthy
Hemoptysis complicating ultrasound-guided transthoracic needle lung biopsy: air bronchial sign is a risk predictor
Yuxin Zhang, Liantu He, Xinghua Zhou, Dazhi Zhou, Jiaxin Tang, Qing Tang
Oncologic outcomes of lobectomy vs. segmentectomy in non-small cell lung cancer with clinical T1N0M0 stage: a literature review and meta-analysis
Yu-Zhen Zheng, Wen-Yu Zhai, Jian Zhao, Rui-Xing Luo, Wan-Jie Gu, Shen-Shen Fu, Da Wu, Lian-Xiong Yuan, Wei Jiang, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Hong-Ying Liao, Xiao-Qiang Li
Identification of key genes for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via integrated bioinformatics analysis and experimental confirmation
Jia Hu, Rongzhen Li, Huikai Miao, Zhesheng Wen
Role of proximal and distal tear size ratio in hemodynamic change of acute type A aortic dissection
Xiaonan Li, Huanyu Qiao, Yue Shi, Jinrong Xue, Tao Bai, Yongmin Liu, Lizhong Sun

Review Article on Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer2

Evaluating the efficacy of bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer
David M. DiBardino, Anil Vachani, Lonny Yarmus
Bronchoscopic biopsy of peripheral pulmonary lesions in 2020: a review of existing technologies
James M. Katsis, Otis B. Rickman, Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz
Navigational bronchoscopy: a guide through history, current use, and developing technology
Joseph Cicenia, Sameer K. Avasarala, Thomas R. Gildea
Cone beam navigation bronchoscopy: the next frontier
George Z. Cheng, Lihua Liu, Matthew Nobari, Russell Miller, Momen Wahidi
Robotic bronchoscopy for pulmonary lesions: a review of existing technologies and clinical data
Abhinav Agrawal, D. Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu
Bronchoscopic tissue yield for advanced molecular testing: are we getting enough?
Pattraporn Tajarernmuang, Linda Ofiara, Stéphane Beaudoin, Anne V. Gonzalez
Approaches to lung nodule risk assessment: clinician intuition versus prediction models
Adam H. Fox, Nichole T. Tanner
Do we need to see to believe?—radiomics for lung nodule classification and lung cancer risk stratification
Ali Khawaja, Brian J. Bartholmai, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Ronald A. Karwoski, Cyril Varghese, Fabien Maldonado, Tobias Peikert
Noninvasive biomarkers for lung cancer diagnosis, where do we stand?
Michael N. Kammer, Pierre P. Massion
Standardizing education in interventional pulmonology in the midst of technological change
Waqas Aslam, Hans J. Lee, Carla R. Lamb

Review Article on Early Stage Lung Cancer: Sublobar Resections are a Choice?3

Imaging patterns of early stage lung cancer for the thoracic surgeon
Marcello Migliore, Stefano Palmucci, Marco Nardini, Antonio Basile
Lobectomy versus sublobar resection in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review
Duilio Divisi, Andrea De Vico, Gino Zaccagna, Roberto Crisci
Sublobar resection: functional evaluation and pathophysiological considerations
Pierachille Santus, Elisa Franceschi, Dejan Radovanovic
How to identify intersegmental planes in performing sublobar anatomical resections
Giulia Nex, Marcella Schiavone, Angela De Palma, Rosatea Quercia, Debora Brascia, Giulia De Iaco, Francesca Signore, Teodora Panza, Giuseppe Marulli
Uniportal VATS approach to sub-lobar anatomic resections: literature review and personal experience
Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Edoardo Zanfrini, Elizabeth Katherine Anna Triumbari, Amedeo Giuseppe Iaffaldano, Maria Teresa Congedo, Leonardo Petracca Ciavarella, Luca Pogliani, Marco Chiappetta, Venanzio Porziella, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Maria Letizia Vita, Stefano Margaritora
Novel treatment strategies for early-stage lung cancer: the oncologist’s perspective
Alice Indini, Erika Rijavec, Claudia Bareggi, Francesco Grossi
The synthesis of scientific shreds of evidence: a critical appraisal on systematic review and meta-analysis methodology
Luca Bertolaccini, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Robotic segmentectomy: indication and technique
Gianluca Perroni, Giulia Veronesi
The European experience
Davide Tosi, Alessandro Palleschi, Valeria Musso, Alessandra Mazzucco, Margherita Cattaneo, Rosaria Carrinola, Francesco Damarco, Paolo Mendogni

Short Communication

Hydrogen/oxygen mixed gas inhalation improves disease severity and dyspnea in patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 in a recent multicenter, open-label clinical trial
Wei-Jie Guan, Chun-Hua Wei, Ai-Lan Chen, Xiao-Cong Sun, Guang-Yun Guo, Xu Zou, Jin-Dong Shi, Pei-Zhen Lai, Ze-Guang Zheng, Nan-Shan Zhong

Disclosure:

1. The series “GARD Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Yousser Mohammad, Alvaro A. Cruz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

2. The series “Novel Diagnostic Techniques for Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Lentz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

3. The series “Early Stage Lung Cancer: Sublobar Resections are a Choice?” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Ilaria Righi, Lorenzo Rosso and Mario Nosotti served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.