Vol 5, No 3 (June 2013): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

Major morbidity after lung resection: a comparison between the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database system and the Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system
Michele Salati, Majed Refai, Cecilia Pompili, Francesco Xiumè, Armando Sabbatini, Alessandro Brunelli
Elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in preterm infants with pulmonary colonization with Ureaplasma
John T. Meadows Jr, Benjamin T. Kopp, Lori A. Shook, Hubert O. Ballard, Don Hayes Jr
Surgical treatment of bronchiectasis: a retrospective observational study of 138 patients
Reda E. Al-Refaie, Sameh Amer, Mohamed El-Shabrawy
Evolution of transbronchial needle aspiration - a hybrid method
Yuan Zhang, Ko-Pen Wang
In vitro activation of hTERT-specific T cell responses in lung cancer patients following chemotherapy
Benedikt Gahn, Matthias Staudinger, Katrin Woester, Dominique Wellnitz, Sebastian Boettcher, Martin Gramatzki, Michael Kneba
Comparison of four DNA extraction methods for detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis by real-time PCR and its clinical application in pulmonary tuberculosis
Shiyang Pan, Bing Gu, Hong Wang, Zihe Yan, Peng Wang, Hao Pei, Weiping Xie, Dan Chen, Genyan Liu
The relationship of coronary flow to neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
Korhan Soylu, Serkan Yuksel, Okan Gulel, Ali Rıza Erbay, Murat Meric, Halit Zengin, Muhtar Museyibov, Erdogan Yasar, Sabri Demircan
The use of Jackson-Pratt silicone flat drains as prolonged pleural catheters for the management of pleural effusions
Ozkan Demirhan, Tugce Kasapoglu, Ferah Ece, Alper Toker
Tramadol combined with fentanyl in awake endotracheal intubation
Sai-Ying Wang, Yang Mei, Hui Sheng, Yang Li, Rui Han, Cheng-Xuan Quan, Zhong-Hua Hu, Wen Ouyang, Zhao-Qian Liu, Kai-Ming Duan
Application of immediate breast reconstruction with silicon prosthetic implantation following bilateral mammary gland excision in treatment of young patients with early breast cancer
Xi-ru Li, Yan-jun Zhang, Jian-dong Wang, Liu-quan Cheng, Lei Liu, Jie Li, Yi-qiong Zheng, Xin Tang, Lei Liu, Ying Gao
The diagnosis efficacy and safety of video-assisted thoracoscopy surgery (VATS) in undefined interstitial lung diseases: a retrospective study
Qun Luo, Qian Han, Xiaobo Chen, Jiaxing Xie, Lulu Wu, Rongchang Chen
Restrictive pulmonary deficit is associated with inflammation in suboptimally controlled obese diabetics
Lexley M. Pinto Pereira, Terence A. R. Seemungal, Surujpal Teelucksingh, B. Shivananda Nayak

Surgical Technique

Surgical technique for lung retransplantation in the mouse
Wenjun Li, Daniel R. Goldstein, Alejandro C. Bribriesco, Ruben G. Nava, Jessica H. Spahn, Xingan Wang, Andrew E. Gelman, Alexander S. Krupnick, Daniel Kreisel

Review Article

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: new definition, current and future therapeutic options
Vito Fanelli, Aikaterini Vlachou, Shirin Ghannadian, Umberto Simonetti, Arthur S. Slutsky, Haibo Zhang
Statin treatment before percutaneous cononary intervention
Mario Leoncini, Anna Toso, Mauro Maioli, Francesco Tropeano, Francesco Bellandi

ICC COLUMN: The Voice of the Patient

International COPD Coalition Column: pulmonary rehabilitationreaching out to our international community
Chris Garvey, Martijn A. Spruit, Kylie Hill, Fabio Pitta, Takanobu Shioya


Tocopherols and tocotrienols as anticancer treatment for lung cancer: future nutrition
Paul Zarogoulidis, Aggeliki Cheva, Katerina Zarampouka, Haidong Huang, Chen Li, Yong Huang, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
T1 esophageal cancer, request an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for in-depth review
James L. Lin
Variability in quantitative cardiac magnetic resonance perfusion analysis
K. Bratis, Eike Nagel
Transapical aortic valve implantation: a reasonable therapeutic option, but not the only alternative to transfemoral approach
Stephane Noble
Myocardial perfusion reserve index during adenosine stress magnetic resonance for the detection of coronary artery disease - ready for prime time?
Grigorios Korosoglou, Hugo A. Katus
The continual search for ideal biomarkers for mesothelioma: the hurdles
Fraser J Brims, Y C Gary Lee, Jenette Creaney
Percutaneous coronary intervention, a historical perspective looking to the future
Johan Bennett, Christophe Dubois
Going with the flow: how reproducible are cardiac magnetic resonance measurements of myocardial perfusion?
John Biglands, Sven Plein
Value of delayed 18F-FDG PET in the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodule
Ali Nawaz Khan, Hamdan AL-Jahdali

Images of the Issues

The value of chest tomosynthesis in locating a ground glass nodule (GGN) during endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath: a case report
Takehiro Izumo, Shinji Sasada, Christine Chavez, Yuuichi Nagai, Mayumi Kitagawa, Jun Torii, Takumi Iwase, Tomohiko Aso, Yukiko Nakamura, Yasuyuki Mizumori, Chaosheng Deng, Weihua Xu, Takaaki Tsuchida, Noriyuki Moriyama
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the chest wall associated with neurofibromatosis: a case report
Chin-Chieh Hsu, Tsai-Wang Huang, Jane-Yi Hsu, Nieh Shin, Hung Chang
Symptomatic large bilateral adrenal metastases at presentation in small-cell lung cancer: a case report and review of the literature
Navneet Singh, Karan Madan, Ashutosh N. Aggarwal, Ashim Das

Case Report

Metachronous lung cancer that presented as bilateral synchronous lung cancer
Celalettin Ibrahim Kocaturk, Levent Cansever, Dilek Zehra Kanmaz, Mehmet Ali Bedirhan
Atrioventricular nodal dysfunction secondary to hyperparathyroidism
Athanasios Vosnakidis, Konstantinos Polymeropoulos, Paul Zarogoulidis, Ioannis Zarifis
Principles of biopsy in suspected lung cancer: priority still based on invasion in the era of targeted therapy?
Hua-Jun Chen, Jin-Ji Yang, Chong-Rui Xu, Yuan-Yuan Lei, Dong-Lan Luo, Hong-Hong Yan, Yi-Long Wu
First case in China: Onyx for bronchial artery embolization in treatment of refractory massive hemoptysis in one case
Min Ao, Shu-Liang Guo, Xiao-Dong Zhang, You-Lun Li, Yue Li, Qi Li
First report of a novel liquid nitrogen adjustable flow spray cryotherapy (SCT) device in the bronchoscopic treatment of disease of the central tracheo-bronchial airways
Robert Browning, Scott Parrish, Saiyad Sarkar, J. Francis Turner Jr
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy from metastatic epithelioid angiosarcoma
Funda Demirag, Ebru Cakir, Ulku Yazıcı, Irfan Tastepe
Diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis and amyloidosis mediated cardiomyopathy by VATS pleural biopsy for chronic pleural effusion
Jessica Harvey-Taylor, Yanhong Zhang, Valerie Kuderer, David T. Cooke
Personalized alternative therapy of intractable bronchiectasis-induced hemoptysis in a patient: syndrome differentiation and treatment according to individual physique category
Zhi-Min Zhang, Pei-Hua Ren, Zhi-Juan Wu, Da-Peng Zhang, Wen-Juan Xie