Vol 12, No 8 (August 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Editorial

Programmed death-ligand 1 expression discrepancy between primary tumor and metastatic lymph nodes in non-small cell lung cancer
Waleed Kian, Laila C. Roisman, Nadav Wallach, Dina Levitas, Alexander Yakobson, Yulia Dudnik, Nir Peled, Keren Rouvinov
Is it time to reconsider the need for bullectomy in the surgical management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax?
Jason M. Ali, Giuseppe Aresu
Significance of topical diagnosis in extreme situations
Igor Klepikov
Objective analysis of postoperative air leaks can aid in decision-making, but does the use of digital drains really impact patient outcomes?
Vijay Joshi, Ioannis Dimarakis
Beyond standard care?—idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients’ perception of care coordinators
Lars Hagmeyer, Winfried Randerath
Lung cancer and obstructive lung disease in never smokers
Remi Yoneyama, Hisashi Saji, Susumu Takeuchi, Norihiko Ikeda
Scoring tools to monitor risk of disease progression in patients with cystic fibrosis
Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo, Margarita Pérez-Ruiz
Thoracoscopic resection of congenital pulmonary airway malformations: timing and technical aspects
Francesco Macchini

Original Article

Perioperative fluid balance and 30-day unplanned readmission after lung cancer surgery: a retrospective study
Tak Kyu Oh, Kwanmien Kim, Jin-Hee Kim, Sung-Hee Han, Jung-Won Hwang
Preliminary experimental outcomes of induced hypercapnia in treatment of obstinate singultus
Toshiro Obuchi, Yoshifumi Makimoto, Akinori Iwasaki
Clinical features and surgical outcomes of type A intramural hematoma
Yi Shi, Yaojun Dun, Hongwei Guo, Yanxiang Liu, Bowen Zhang, Xiangyang Qian, Cuntao Yu, Xiaogang Sun
Is invasive mediastinal staging necessary in intermediate risk patients with negative PET/CT?
Marc Boada, David Sánchez-Lorente, Alejandra Libreros, Carmen M. Lucena, Ramón Marrades, Marcelo Sánchez, Pilar Paredes, Mario Serrano, Angela Guirao, Rudith Guzmán, Núria Viñolas, Francesc Casas, Carles Agustí, Laureano Molins
Determining the optimal puncture site of CT-guided transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy for the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Zhen Zhou, Yujie Dong, Chenghai Li, Dongpo Wang, Yan Lv, Pingxin Lv, Yu Pang
Reverse “L” surgical approach for the management of giant tumors of the cervicothoracic junction
Yuan Zhong, Xuhui Yang, Lianyong Jiang, Rui Hu, Zhaolei Jiang, Mingsong Wang
Diameter and growth rate of the thoracic aorta—analysis based on serial computed tomography scans
Hyoung Woo Chang, Sue Hyun Kim, Arief R. Hakim, Suryeun Chung, Dong Jung Kim, Jae Hang Lee, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim, Kay-Hyun Park
Comparison of metagenomic next-generation sequencing technology, culture and GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
Peixin Chen, Wenwen Sun, Yayi He
Intermediate oncologic outcomes after uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for early-stage thymoma
Stevan S. Pupovac, Joshua Newman, Paul C. Lee, Miguel Alexis, Julissa Jurado, Kevin Hyman, Lawrence Glassman, David Zeltsman
Comparison of the progression-free survival between robot-assisted thymectomy and video-assisted thymectomy for thymic epithelial tumors: a propensity score matching study
Xiao-Kun Li, Yang Xu, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Hai Zhou, Wen-Jie Wu, Yi Shen
Comparison of clinical characteristics and inflammatory cytokines between hypoxemic and non-hypoxemic human adenovirus 55 pneumonia
Jeong Uk Lim, Joon Young Choi, Ho Jung Jeong, Jae-Hoon Ko, Ji Eun Lee, Chin Kook Rhee
Fatal toxic effects related to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors based on 53 cohorts with 9,569 participants
Xianhe Xie, Xuewen Wang, Sumei Wu, Haitao Yang, Junjin Liu, Huijuan Chen, Yin Ding, Liting Ling, Heng Lin
Quantifying the learning curve of emergent total arch replacement in acute type A aortic dissection
Huan Liu, Shun Liu, Anthony Zaki, Xiuwen Wang, Shuo Cong, Ye Yang, Jun Li, Hao Lai, Yongxin Sun, Lai Wei, Chunsheng Wang
A simple and reliable method to preoperatively detect a common trunk of the left pulmonary vein
Keisuke Yokota, Katsuhiro Okuda, Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Ichiro Fukai, Masaki Hara, Yushi Saito, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Extended sleeve-lobectomy for centrally located locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer is a feasible approach to avoid pneumonectomy
Luca Voltolini, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Sara Borgianni, Arianna Farronato, Stefano Bongiolatti
The length of the left superior pulmonary vein stump after left upper lobectomy depends on its position to the left atrial appendage
Kentaro Minegishi, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Mitsuru Maki, Shunsuke Endo
del Nido cardioplegia in surgery for aortic root disease: a historically controlled study
Hui Shi, Haiyan Luo, Xiaomin Qi, Hui Zhao, Chaoqi Liu, Hongsong Chen, Runsheng Peng, Zhangsheng Yu, Kejian Hu, Xin Li, Chunsheng Wang
Paravertebral block with modified catheter under surgeon’s direct vision after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Yang Xu, Xiao-Kun Li, Hai Zhou, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Wen-Jie Wu, Yong Qiang, Yi Shen
Staged repair of chronic type A aortic dissection with small true lumen at the descending aorta
Yangfeng Tang, Lin Han, Xinli Fan, Boyao Zhang, Jiajun Zhang, Qin Xue, Zhiyun Xu
Seroradiologic prognostic evaluation of acute exacerbation in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: a retrospective observational study
Toru Arai, Masanori Akira, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Kazunobu Tachibana, Yasushi Inoue, Sayoko Shintani, Tomohisa Okuma, Takahiko Kasai, Seiji Hayashi, Yoshikazu Inoue
Virtual thoracoscopic imaging-assisted pleural marking of pulmonary nodules
Atsushi Sekimura, Shun Iwai, Aika Yamagata, Nozomu Motono, Katsuo Usuda, Hidetaka Uramoto
The value of preoperative spirometry testing for predicting postoperative risk in upper abdominal and thoracic surgery assessed using big-data analysis
Hyung Jun Park, Sung min Kim, Hong Rae Kim, Wonjun Ji, Chang-Min Choi
Total cavopulmonary connection with a new restorative vascular graft: results at 2 years
Leo Bockeria, Thierry Carrel, Anais Lemaire, Vladimir Makarenko, Alex Kim, Konstantin Shatalov, Martijn Cox, Oleg Svanidze
Evaluation of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for postoperative management of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial
Jae-Geum Shim, Kyoung-Ho Ryu, Pyoung On Kim, Eun-Ah Cho, Jin-Hee Ahn, Ji-Eun Yeon, Sung Hyun Lee, Du-Young Kang
Efficacy and safety of high-dose budesonide/formoterol in patients with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Kyung Hoon Kim, Jongmin Lee, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Yoo-Jin Kim, Jong Hyuk Lee, Chin Kook Rhee
Preoperative evaluation of the segmental artery by three-dimensional image reconstruction vs. thin-section multi-detector computed tomography
Zihan Cui, Cheng Ding, Chang Li, Xinyu Song, Jun Chen, Tengfei Chen, Chun Xu, Jun Zhao
WW and C2 domain-containing protein-3 promoted EBSS-induced apoptosis through inhibiting autophagy in non-small cell lung cancer cells
Qiang Han, Xuezhu Rong, Enhua Wang, Shuli Liu
Distribution of pathogenic bacteria in lower respiratory tract infection in lung cancer patients after chemotherapy and analysis of integron resistance genes in respiratory tract isolates of uninfected patients
Haiyan Liu, Bin Liu, Fade Zheng, Xiaoxia Chen, Lingyun Ye, Yayi He
Utility of the sliding lung sign for the prediction of preoperative intrathoracic adhesions
Takahiro Homma, Toshihiro Ojima, Yutaka Yamamoto, Yoshifumi Shimada, Yushi Akemoto, Naoya Kitamura, Naoki Yoshimura
Prevalence of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in association with the occurrence of acute exacerbations
Monika Fekete, Judit Pako, Anna N. Nemeth, Stefano Tarantini, Janos Tamas Varga
Association between reproductive lifespan and lung function among postmenopausal women
Jun Hyeok Lim, Danbee Kang, Yun Soo Hong, Hoon Kim, Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Hye Yun Park, Juhee Cho
Gender effects on quality of life and symptom burden in patients with lung cancer: results from a prospective, cross-cultural, multi-center study
Myriam Koch, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Krzysztof Tomaszewski, Iwona Tomaszewska, Kjersti Hornslien, Amelie Harle, Juan Arraras, Ofir Morag, Cecilia Pompili, Georgios Ioannidis, Chiara Navarra, Weichu Chie, Colin Johnson, Thomas Bohrer, Annelies Janssens, Dagmara Kulis, Andrew Bottomley, Christian Schulz, Florian Zeman, Michael Koller
Efficient isolation and quantification of circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer patients using peptide-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles
Naixin Liang, Lei Liu, Ping Li, Yuan Xu, Yingshuo Hou, Jiaxi Peng, Yang Song, Zhongxing Bing, Yadong Wang, Yanyu Wang, Ziqi Jia, Xiaoying Yang, Da Li, Huihui Xu, Qian Yu, Shanqing Li, Zhiyuan Hu, Yanlian Yang
The mutation profiles of cell-free DNA in patients with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma who were responsive and non-responsive to neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Ruixiang Zhang, Ying Hu, Tao Zhou, Wenbo Han, Yang Liu, Juanjuan Qian, Yanhui Chen, Xianben Liu, Shilei Liu, Yongkui Yu, Hui Zeng, Henghui Zhang, Yin Li
CT-guided blood tattoo for thoracoscopic excision of lung lesions in pediatric patients
Fariha Sheikh, Ryan J. Brandt, Michael J. Tsapakos, Reto M. Baertschiger, Daniel P. Croitoru
Conversion ratio of tacrolimus switching from intravenous infusion to oral administration after lung transplantation
Chun Yang, Yin Xi, Wen-Ying Chen, Lin Sang, Dong-Dong Liu, Rong Zhang, Si-Bei Chen, Jie Zhang, Jie-Yi Pan, Yong-Hao Xv, Lin-Bo Nong, Yi-Min Li, Xiao-Qing Liu
Efficacy of standard chest compressions in patients with Nuss bars
Joshua D. Stearns, Jaffalie Twaibu, Dzifa Kwaku, Vincent Pizziconi, James Abbas, Ashwini Gotimukul, Dawn E. Jaroszewski
Implementation of a pulmonary thromboembolism prophylaxis program in Chinese lung surgery patients: compliance and effectiveness
Lei Shen, Yuping Li, Junrong Ding, Jian Yang, Gening Jiang, Alan D. L. Sihoe
Predicting malignancy: subsolid nodules detected on LDCT in a surgical cohort of East Asian patients
Yung-Hsien Wang, Chieh-Feng Chen, Yen-Kuang Lin, Caleb Chiang, Ching Tzao, Yun Yen
The impact of concordance with a lung cancer diagnosis pathway guideline on treatment access in patients with stage IV lung cancer
Andrew Pattison, Luke Jeagal, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Andrew Pierre, Laura Donahoe, Jonathan Yeung, Gail Darling, Marcelo Cypel, Marc De Perrot, Tom Waddell, Shaf Keshavjee, Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa
A multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis of benign asbestos pleural effusion: a single-center experience
Weizhan Luo, Yunxiang Zeng, Panxiao Shen, Xiaobing Wu, Jinlin Wang, Ximing Zhang
The impact of age on the survival outcomes and risk of radiation pneumonitis in patients with unresectable locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy
Tao Zhang, Nan Bi, Zongmei Zhou, Dongfu Chen, Qinfu Feng, Jun Liang, Zefen Xiao, Zhouguang Hui, Jima Lv, Xin Wang, Lei Deng, Wenqing Wang, Wenyang Liu, Jianyang Wang, Yirui Zhai, Luhua Wang
MiR-212-3p mediates apoptosis and invasion of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma through inhibition of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by targeting SOX4
Zilong Wu, Boyao Yu, Lei Jiang

Short Communication

Cell morphological analysis of SARS-CoV-2 infection by transmission electron microscopy
Jin Zhao, Hongxia Zhou, Wenjing Huang, Jinchao Zhou, Minshan Qiu, Zhenxuan Deng, Liping Chen, Yunceng Weng, Lihua Cai, Yingying Gu, Qianwei Zheng, Qimin Chen, Xiaotao Hou, Lin Wang, Lihan Shen, Zifeng Yang

Surgical Technique

Simultaneous lung and cardiac surgery: first case of a totally robotic approach
Roberto Corzani, Luca Luzzi, Gianfranco Lisi, Gianni Capannini, Luca Marchetti, Giulia Guaccio, Daniele Marianello, Virginia Lisi, Marco Ghisalberti, Piero Paladini

Guideline

Expert consensus-based laboratory testing of SARS-CoV-2
Zifeng Yang, Jie Wu, Feng Ye, Bing Zhu, Wenda Guan, Jicheng Huang, Zhou Songyang, Yong Liu, Yi Chen, Quiling Du, Jingxian Chen, Yu Zhang, Changwen Ke, Yongping Lin, Baoqing Sun, Jun Zeng, Ling Chen, Jiankang Ren, Xiwen Jiang, Minfei Yu, Biao Di, Nanshan Zhong, Lei Zheng
Expert recommendations on the management of childhood bronchial asthma during the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic
China Association for Promotion of Health Science and Technology Child Allergy Professional Committee

Review Article of GARD Section2

Balneotherapy and hydrotherapy in chronic respiratory disease
Nikolai Khaltaev, Umberto Solimene, Federico Vitale, Alessandro Zanasi

Editorial of Sleep Section3

British Sleep Society: the COVID-19 pandemic response
Joerg Steier, Simon Durrant, Alanna Hare, on behalf of the BSS Executive Committee

Original Article of Sleep Section3

Screening for obstructive sleep apnea with novel hybrid acoustic smartphone app technology
Roxana Tiron, Graeme Lyon, Hannah Kilroy, Ahmed Osman, Nicola Kelly, Niall O’Mahony, Cesar Lopes, Sam Coffey, Stephen McMahon, Michael Wren, Kieran Conway, Niall Fox, John Costello, Redmond Shouldice, Katharina Lederer, Ingo Fietze, Thomas Penzel

Editorial on Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment4

Current status, challenges and perspectives: immunotherapy and tumour microenvironment in thoracic cancer
Peng Luo, Clare Y. Slaney, Jian Zhang
Combining immunotherapy and radiotherapy in lung cancer: a promising future?
Jieling Zhou, Qian Huang, Zijian Huang, Jiqiang Li
Tissue-specific tumour microenvironments are an emerging determinant of immunotherapy responses
Amanda J. Oliver, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapies for thoracic cancers— challenges and opportunities
Jack D. Chan, Aaron J. Harrison, Phillip K. Darcy, Michael H. Kershaw, Clare Y. Slaney
CAR-T cell therapy for lung cancer: a promising but challenging future
Shupeng Zhong, Yingqiang Cui, Qian Liu, Size Chen
Cancer patient stratification based on the tumor microenvironment
Le Ying, Feng Yan, Dakang Xu
Brain metastases: lessons and challenges in the targeted therapy and immunotherapy era
Peter Kar Han Lau
Multiomics and machine learning in lung cancer prognosis
Yanan Gao, Rui Zhou, Qingwen Lyu
Innovative approaches to immunotherapy in breast cancer
Kylie M. Quinn

Short Communication on Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment4

Challenges of PD-L1 testing in non-small cell lung cancer and beyond
Minyu Wang, Sen Wang, Joseph A. Trapani, Paul J. Neeson

Disclosure:

1. The series “iMDT Corner” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding.

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

3. The series “Sleep Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Walter McNicholas served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

4. The series “Immunotherapy and Tumor Microenvironment” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Peng Luo, Clare Y. Slaney and Jian Zhang served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.