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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Cough—Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS) Asthma Consortium

Kefang Lai, Huahao Shen, Xin Zhou, Zhongmin Qiu, Shaoxi Cai, Kewu Huang, Qiuping Wang, Changzheng... More >>

Cough frequency monitors: can they discriminate patient from environmental coughs?

Stefan T. Kulnik, Natalie M. Williams, Lalit Kalra, John Moxham, Surinder S. Birring More >>

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Journal of Thoracic Disease is endorsed by International COPD Coalition.

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Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

Editorial

Lung ultrasound may improve COVID-19 safety protocols
Szymon Skoczyński, Natalia Buda, Konrad Mendrala, Tomasz Górecki, Ewa Kucewicz-Czech, Łukasz Krzych, Tomasz Koszutski, Tomasz Darocha

Original Article

Predictive value of graft patency and major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) based on Fourier transform (FFT)
Yanxiong Jia, Hongyi Xu, Pixiong Su, Jie Gao, Song Gu, Yan Liu, Xiangguang An, Jun Yan, Xitao Zhang
Peripheral blood eosinophilia may be a prognostic biomarker in non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with immunotherapy
Adelaide Alves, Margarida Dias, Sérgio Campainha, Ana Barroso
Performance of an AI based CAD system in solid lung nodule detection on chest phantom radiographs compared to radiology residents and fellow radiologists
Alan A. Peters, Amanda Decasper, Jaro Munz, Jeremias Klaus, Laura I. Loebelenz, Maximilian Korbinian Michael Hoffner, Cynthia Hourscht, Johannes T. Heverhagen, Andreas Christe, Lukas Ebner
Role of surgery in a case-control study of patients with clinical stage IIIA small cell lung cancer
Shuangyi Li, Kaiqi Jin, Yingying Pan, Chunxiao Wu, Shengxiang Ren, Gening Jiang, Peng Zhang
Detrimental effects of elevated transpulmonary gradient on outcomes following restrictive mitral annuloplasty in patients with pre-existing pulmonary hypertension
Satoshi Kainuma, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Daisuke Yoshioka, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Toshihiro Funatsu, Haruhiko Kondoh, Takafumi Masai, Arudo Hiraoka, Taichi Sakaguchi, Hidenori Yoshitaka, Takashi Daimon, Kazuhiro Taniguchi, Yoshiki Sawa; Osaka Cardiovascular Surgery Research (OSCAR) Group
Retrolaminar versus epidural block for postoperative analgesia after minor video-assisted thoracic surgery: a retrospective, matched, non-inferiority study
Keiko Nobukuni, Mariko Hatta, Toshiaki Nakagaki, Jun Yoshino, Toshiro Obuchi, Naoyuki Fujimura
Prosthetic-free ribs stabilization technique in critical complex chest wall traumas: first results and experiences
Paolo N. C. Girotti, Peter Tschann, Ingmar Königsrainer
Weighted miRNA co-expression network reveals potential roles of apoptosis related pathways and crucial genes in thoracic aortic aneurysm
Siliang Chen, Lei Ji, Mengyin Chen, Dan Yang, Jiawei Zhou, Yuehong Zheng
Survival outcomes and prognostic factors of primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus
Huikai Miao, Rongzhen Li, Dongni Chen, Jia Hu, Youfang Chen, Zhesheng Wen
Contrast-enhanced CT longitudinal tail sign as a marker of positive resection margins in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the central airway
Shu-Chao Wang, Le-Kang Yin, Yu Zhang, Li-Min Xue, Jian-Ding Ye, Guang-Yu Tao, Hong Yu, Jin-Wei Qiang
Preoperative inflammation-based scores predict early recurrence after lung cancer resection
Katsuya Watanabe, Daisuke Noma, Haruhiko Masuda, Munetaka Masuda
Predictability of early changes in derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors
Jeong Uk Lim, Hye Seon Kang, Chang Dong Yeo, Ju Sang Kim, Chan Kwon Park, Jin Woo Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Sang Haak Lee
Chronic lung allograft pathology lesions in two rat strain combinations
Federica Pezzuto, Francesca Lunardi, Marta Vadori, Davide Zampieri, Federica Casiraghi, Nadia Azzollini, Stefania Edith Vuljan, Marco Mammana, Luca Vedovelli, Marco Schiavon, Dario Gregori, Emanuele Cozzi, Federico Rea, Fiorella Calabrese
Assessment of relationships among clinicopathological characteristics, morphological computer tomography features, and tumor cell proliferation in stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Xiaoling Ma, Shuchang Zhou, Lu Huang, Peijun Zhao, Yujin Wang, Qiongjie Hu, Liming Xia
Investigation of failure modes of explanted porcine valves in the mitral position
Kun Liu, Wentao Feng, Xianda Yang, Jinglun Shen, Haibo Zhang, Yubo Fan
Gender differences in coronary artery diameters and survival results after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) procedures
Tomasz Urbanowicz, Michał Michalak, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Assad Haneya, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Michał Bociański, Marek Jemielity
Outcomes related to anticoagulation management for mechanical valve replacements
Lauren V. Huckaby, Laura M. Seese, Thomas G. Gleason, Ibrahim Sultan, Yisi Wang, Floyd Thoma, Arman Kilic
Pilot study using virtual 4-D tracking electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules: a single center prospective study
Tsukasa Ishiwata, Hideki Ujiie, Alexander Gregor, Terunaga Inage, Yamato Motooka, Tomonari Kinoshita, Masato Aragaki, Zhenchian Chen, Andrew Effat, Nicholas Bernards, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Differential outcomes of residual disease in surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer and the importance of guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy
Dustin K. Lieu, Li Ding, Elizabeth A. David, Sean C. Wightman, Scott M. Atay, P. Michael McFadden, Anthony W. Kim
The prognostic utility of the histologic subtype of stage I lung adenocarcinoma may be diminished when using only the invasive component to determine tumor size for tumor node metastasis (TNM) staging
Yeoun Eun Sung, Kyo Young Lee, Youngkyu Moon
Association between delayed transthoracic echocardiography and in-hospital mortality in type A acute aortic dissection-associated ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction
Bei Liu, Li-Dong Cai, Yi Wang
Clinico-pathological classification of rheumatic mitral valve damage and surgical strategy
Tiange Luo, Xu Meng
Which are the limiting factors in lung tissue sampling and diagnostic accuracy for a new Interventional Pulmonology Unit? From expert consensus-based evidence to results of a new-born Unit
Cristiano Carbonelli, Antonio Rossi, Gianluca Ciliberti, Maria Arcangela Grimaldi, Stefano Notarangelo, Paola Parente, Massimiliano Copetti, Alessandro Zanforlin, Filippo Lococo, Marco Taurchini, Evaristo Maiello, Salvatore De Cosmo, Paolo Graziano
Safety and feasibility of rigid fixation by SternaLock Blu plates during the modified Ravitch procedure: a pilot study
Erik R. de Loos, Paul C. M. Andel, Jean H. T. Daemen, Jos G. Maessen, Karel W. E. Hulsewé, Yvonne L. J. Vissers
Immune checkpoint inhibitors combined with chemotherapy/bevacizumab therapy for patients with advanced lung cancer and heavily treated with EGFR mutation: a retrospective analysis
Ran Hu, Zhiting Zhao, Yue Shi, Meiqi Shi, Guohao Xia, Shaorong Yu, Jifeng Feng
Currarino-Silverman syndrome: diagnosis and treatment of rare chest wall deformity, a case series
Andrei I. Gritsiuta, Alexander Bracken, Karisa Beebe, Alexei A. Pechetov
Surgical management of pleuro-peritoneal fistula in chronic renal failure patient—safety and effectiveness
Hei-Yu Matthew Chen, Ho-Yan Howard Chan, Hoi-Ming Herman Chan, Hung-Leong Cheung
A longitudinal follow-up of COVID-19 patients in the convalescent phase showed recovery in radiological results, the dynamics of lymphocytes, and a decrease in the level of IgG antibody: a single-centre, observational study
Ziqi Wang, Li Yang, Yi Chen, Zhiwei Xu, Hui Wang, Xiaoju Zhang
Safety and feasibility of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic uncommon segmentectomy
Natsumi Matsuura, Hitoshi Igai, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
Risk factors of middle lobe bronchus kinking following right upper lobectomy
Takahiro Yanagihara, Yasuharu Sekine, Kazuto Sugai, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Naoki Maki, Yusuke Saeki, Shinsuke Kitazawa, Naohiro Kobayashi, Shinji Kikuchi, Yukinobu Goto, Hideo Ichimura, Yukio Sato
Xenogeneic materials for the surgical treatment of aortic infections
Paula R. Keschenau, Alexander Gombert, Mohammed E. Barbati, Houman Jalaie, Johannes Kalder, Michael J. Jacobs, Drosos Kotelis
Clinical validity of 25-gauge endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle in lymph node staging of lung cancer
Yu Okubo, Yuji Matsumoto, Midori Tanaka, Tatsuya Imabayashi, Yasuhito Uezono, Shun-ichi Watanabe, Takaaki Tsuchida
Hospital outcome of concomitant tricuspid annuloplasty during totally endoscopic mitral valve surgery: a propensity matched study
Ling-Chen Huang, Qi-Chen Xu, Dao-Zhong Chen, Xiao-Fu Dai, Liang-Wan Chen
Use of carbon nanotube sensor for detecting postoperative abnormal respiratory waveforms
Masashi Kobayashi, Yohei Wada, Yasuro Okumiya, Koji Yataka, Katsunori Suzuki, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Hironori Ishibashi, Kenichi Okubo
Knockdown of lncRNA TUC338 inhibits esophageal cancer cells migration and invasion
Ting Qian, Hui Zhang, Shaorong Yu, Zhenzhang Chen, Hui Jia, Fanyu Peng, Guochun Cao, Jianwei Lu, Delin Liu, Dawei Sun
Relation of red cell distribution width with HAS-BLED score in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation
Hong-Li Cai, Hao Chen, Jing Wang, Ling Xie, Kou-Long Zheng, Qing Zhang
Construction, validation and, visualization of a web-based nomogram for predicting the overall survival and cancer-specific survival of leiomyosarcoma patients with lung metastasis
Zhehong Li, Junqiang Wei, Xintian Gan, Mingze Song, Yafang Zhang, Haiying Cao, Yu Jin, Jilong Yang
A systematic review and meta-analysis of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery treating spontaneous pneumothorax
Zhenhai Lin, Zhidong Zhang, Qiugui Wang, Junhua Li, Wen Peng, Guangquan Ge
Serum exosomal microRNA-146a as a novel diagnostic biomarker for acute coronary syndrome
Long-Jun Li, Ya-Juan Gu, Lu-Qiao Wang, Wen Wan, Hua-Wei Wang, Xiao-Na Yang, Lin-Ling Ma, Li-Hong Yang, Zhao-Hui Meng
Decreased expression of Dlg5 is associated with a poor prognosis and epithelial–mesenchymal transition in squamous cell lung cancer
Juanjuan Che, Jing Wang, Huihui Li, Hongchao Zhen, Kun Shang, Yan Yang, Bangwei Cao
The association between the ERCC1/2 polymorphisms and radiotherapy efficacy in 87 patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Chenxue Jiang, Yanling Guo, Yefei Li, Jingjing Kang, Xiaojiang Sun, Hongyu Wu, Jianguo Feng, Yaping Xu
Serum β-klotho is a potential biomarker in the prediction of clinical outcomes among patients with NSCLC
Juan Zhou, Suqin Ben, Tan Xu, Liqin Xu, Xin Yao

Editorial on the 3rd International Cough Conference1

Uncommon causes of chronic cough associated with airway eosinophilia
Jiaxing Xie, Kian Fan Chung, Kefang Lai

News of GARD Section2

Digital Health Europe (DHE) Twinning on severe asthma—kick-off meeting report
Jean Bousquet, Anna Bedbrook, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Giuseppe De Carlo, Joao A. Fonseca, Miguel A. González Ballester, Maddalena Illario, Seppo Koskinen, Tiina Laatikainen, Gabrielle L. Onorato, Susanna Palkonen, Vincenzo Patella, Nhân Pham-Thi, Francesca Puggioni, Maria Teresa Ventura, Guy Joos, Piotr Kuna, Renaud Louis, Michael Makris, Petra Zalud, Torsten Zuberbier, Claus Bachert, Luisa Brussino, Pedro Carreiro-Martins, Carme Carrion y Ribas, Maciej Chalubinski, Elisio M. Costa, Govert de Vries, Bilun Gemicioglu, Dimitra Gennimata, Yann Micheli, Marek Niedoszytko, Frederico S. Regateiro, Jan Romantowski, Luis Taborda-Barata, Sanna Toppila-Salmi, Ioanna Tsiligianni, Frederic Viart, Daniel Laune

Review Article on Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer3

Radiotherapy in brain metastases from EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer
Shruti Bhandari, Neal Dunlap, Goetz Kloecker
Hippocampal avoidance in prophylactic cranial irradiation for small cell lung cancer: benefits and pitfalls
Aswin George Abraham, Wilson Roa
WBRT for brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer: for whom and when?—Contemporary point of view
Beata Sas-Korczynska, Monika Rucinska
Supportive care for patients with brain metastases from lung cancer
Akanksha Sharma, Maciej M. Mrugala
Radiotherapy for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer in distinct clinical indications and scenarios
Lucyna Kepka, Joanna Socha, Beata Sas-Korczynska
Prophylactic cranial irradiation in non-small cell lung cancer: evidence and future development
Justyna Chalubinska-Fendler, Lucyna Kepka
Local ablative therapy of brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer: benefits and limitations
Felipe de Azevedo Rosas, Sérgio Leonardo Favareto, Douglas Guedes de Castro
Management of brain metastases in elderly patients with lung cancer
Joanna Socha, Anna Rychter, Lucyna Kepka
Radiotherapy of brain metastasis from lung cancer in limited resource settings
Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anil Tibdewal, Sulagna Mohanty, Naveen Mummudi
Combination of immunotherapy and radiotherapy in the treatment of brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer
Rafal Suwinski

Disclosure:

1. The series “the 3rd International Cough Conference” 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. 

3. The series “Radiotherapy for Brain Metastases from Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Lucyna Kepka served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

Original Article

Nonintubated thoracoscopic lung resection: a 3-year experience with 285 cases in a single institution
Ke-Cheng Chen, Ya-Jung Cheng, Ming-Hui Hung, Yu-Ding Tseng, Jin-Shing Chen
Delays in the diagnosis of lung cancer
Peter M Ellis, Rachel Vandermeer
The diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath and tomosynthesis images for ground glass opacity pulmonary lesions
Takehiro Izumo, Shinji Sasada, Christine Chavez, Takaaki Tsuchida
Hydration with magnesium and mannitol without furosemide prevents the nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin and pemetrexed in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Keiko Muraki, Ryo Koyama, Yuichiro Honma, Shigehiro Yagishita, Takehito Shukuya, Rina Ohashi, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Kenji Kido, Shin-ichiro Iwakami, Shinichi Sasaki, Akihiko Iwase, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Local control rates with five-fraction stereotactic body radiotherapy for oligometastatic cancer to the lung
Deepinder Singh, Yuhchyau Chen, Mary Z. Hare, Kenneth Y. Usuki, Hong Zhang, Thomas Lundquist, Neil Joyce, Michael C. Schell, Michael T. Milano
Theoretical models of carcinogenic particle deposition and clearance in children’s lungs
Robert Sturm
A novel paradigm in the treatment of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Salma K Jabbour, Parima Daroui, Dirk Moore, Edward Licitra, Molly Gabel, Joseph Aisner
Radiotherapy for a second primary lung cancer arising post-pneumonectomy: planning considerations and clinical outcomes
Sashendra Senthi, Cornelis J. A. Haasbeek, Frank J. Lagerwaard, Wilko F. Verbakel, Patricia F. de Haan, Ben J. Slotman, Suresh Senan
Impact of metformin use on survival in locally-advanced, inoperable non-small cell lung cancer treated with definitive chemoradiation
Inaya Ahmed, Adam Ferro, Alan Cohler, John Langenfeld, Sujani G. Surakanti, Joseph Aisner, Wei Zou, Bruce G. Haffty, Salma K. Jabbour
Utility of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosis of mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis: a multicentre Australian experience
James Geake, Gary Hammerschlag, Phan Nguyen, Peter Wallbridge, Grant A. Jenkin, Tony M. Korman, Barton Jennings, Douglas F. Johnson, Louis B. Irving, Michael Farmer, Daniel P. Steinfort
Comparative outcomes of squamous and non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in phase II studies of ASA404 (DMXAA) – retrospective analysis of pooled data
Mark J McKeage, Michael B Jameson, AS1404-201 Study Group Investigators
High prevalence of gene abnormalities in young patients with lung cancer
Osamu Nagashima, Rina Ohashi, Yasuko Yoshioka, Ai Inagaki, Manabu Tajima, Yoshika Koinuma, Shin-ichiro Iwakami, Akihiko Iwase, Shinichi Sasaki, Shigeru Tominaga, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Home-based exercise: promising rehabilitation for symptom relief, improved functional status and quality of life for post-surgical lung cancer patients
Amy J. Hoffman, Ruth Ann Brintnall, Alexander von Eye, Lee W. Jones, Gordon Alderink, Lawrence H. Patzelt, Jean K. Brown
Thoracic malignant solitary fibrous tumors: A population-based study of survival
Michael T Milano, Deepinder P Singh, Hong Zhang
Differences in chemosensitivity between primary and paired metastatic lung cancer tissues: In vitro analysis based on the collagen gel droplet embedded culture drug test (CD-DST)
Masahiko Higashiyama, Jiro Okami, Jun Maeda, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Ayako Fujiwara, Ken Kodama, Fumio Imamura, Hisayuki Kobayashi
High-resolution CT findings of patients with pulmonary nocardiosis
Naoki Tsujimoto, Takeshi Saraya, Ken Kikuchi, Saori Takata, Yasuyuki Kurihara, Sayuki Hiraoka, Hiroshi Makino, Shota Yonetani, Koji Araki, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Takizawa, Hajime Goto
Signal stratification of autoantibody levels in serum samples and its application to the early detection of lung cancer
Graham F. Healey, Stephen Lam, Peter Boyle, Geoffrey Hamilton-Fairley, Laura J. Peek, John F. R. Robertson

Review Article

Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
Nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infections
Margaret M. Johnson, John A. Odell
Treatment of advanced non small cell lung cancer
Maria Anna Bareschino, Clorinda Schettino, Antonio Rossi, Paolo Maione, Paola Claudia Sacco, Rosario Zeppa, Cesare Gridelli
Chemotherapy advances in small-cell lung cancer
Bryan A. Chan, Jermaine I. G. Coward
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
Targeted therapy in lung cancer: IPASS and beyond, keeping abreast of the explosion of targeted therapies for lung cancer
Peter Savas, Brett Hughes, Benjamin Solomon
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for stage I NSCLC: Recent advances and controversies
Suresh Senan, David A. Palma, Frank J. Lagerwaard
The anticipation and management of air leaks and residual spaces post lung resection
Michael Rolf Mueller, Beatrice A. Marzluf
Exploiting sensitization windows of opportunity in hyper and hypo-fractionated radiation therapy
Anish Prasanna, Mansoor M. Ahmed, Mohammed Mohiuddin, C. Norman Coleman
Ultrasound techniques in the evaluation of the mediastinum, part 2: mediastinal lymph node anatomy and diagnostic reach of ultrasound techniques, clinical work up of neoplastic and inflammatory mediastinal lymphadenopathy using ultrasound techniques and how to learn mediastinal endosonography
Christian Jenssen, Jouke Tabe Annema, Paul Clementsen, Xin-Wu Cui, Mathias Maximilian Borst, Christoph Frank Dietrich
Revisiting signs, strengths and weaknesses of Standard Chest Radiography in patients of Acute Dyspnea in the Emergency Department
Luciano Cardinale, Giovanni Volpicelli, Alessandro Lamorte, Jessica Martino, Andrea veltri
The continuing role of chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer in the targeted therapy era
Zarnie Lwin, Jonathan W. Riess, David Gandara
MicroRNAs in mesothelioma: from tumour suppressors and biomarkers to therapeutic targets
Glen Reid
Pleural controversies: image guided biopsy vs. thoracoscopy for undiagnosed pleural effusions?
Giles Dixon, Duneesha de Fonseka, Nick Maskell
Preservation solutions for cardiac and pulmonary donor grafts: a review of the current literature
Nicholas Latchana, Joshua R. Peck, Bryan Whitson, Sylvester M. Black
Active-specific immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer
Hauke Winter, Natasja K. van den Engel, Margareta Rusan, Nina Schupp, Christian H. Poehlein, Hong Ming Hu, Rudolf A. Hatz, Walter J. Urba, Karl Walter Jauch, Bernard A. Fox, Dominik Rüttinger
Advanced imaging in COPD: insights into pulmonary pathophysiology
Stephen Milne, Gregory G. King
Advances in lung adenocarcinoma classification: a summary of the new international multidisciplinary classification system (IASLC/ATS/ERS)
Elizabeth R. Tang, Andrew M. Schreiner, Bradley B. Pua
Diagnosis and early detection of COPD using spirometry
David P. Johns, Julia A.E. Walters, E. Haydn Walters
Improving radiotherapy planning, delivery accuracy, and normal tissue sparing using cutting edge technologies
Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Indrin J. Chetty
Pediatric lung transplantation: indications and outcomes
Stephen Kirkby, Don Hayes Jr
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock
JTD special edition ‘Hot Topics in COPD’—The microbiome in COPD
Daniel C. Chambers, Shaan L. Gellatly, Philip Hugenholtz, Philip M. Hansbro
Lung donor selection criteria
John Chaney, Yoshikazu Suzuki, Edward Cantu III, Victor van Berkel
Molecular markers to predict clinical outcome and radiation induced toxicity in lung cancer
Joshua D. Palmer, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Matthew Witek, Bo Lu
Lung cancer screening: identifying the high risk cohort
Michael W. Marcus, Olaide Y. Raji, John K. Field
Pleural controversies: indwelling pleural catheter vs. pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusions
Marc Fortin, Alain Tremblay
New techniques for assessing response after hypofractionated radiotherapy for lung cancer
Sarah A. Mattonen, Kitty Huang, Aaron D. Ward, Suresh Senan, David A. Palma
Supportive and palliative care for lung cancer patients
Patsy Yates, Penelope Schofield, Isabella Zhao, David Currow

Case Report

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
Severe amiodarone induced pulmonary toxicity
Nicholas Nacca, Castigliano M Bhamidipati, Luke S Yuhico, Sowmya Pinnamaneni, Tamas Szombathy

Guideline

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma
Nico van Zandwijk, Christopher Clarke, Douglas Henderson, A. William Musk, Kwun Fong, Anna Nowak, Robert Loeragan, Brian McCaughan, Michael Boyer, Malcolm Feigen, David Currow, Penelope Schofeild, Beth Ivimey Nick Pavlakis, Jocelyn McLean, Henry Marshall, Steven Leong, Victoria Keena, Andrew Penman

Research Highlight

Gene expression assays as prognostic and predictive markers in early stage non-small cell lung cancer
Tom Donnem, Roy M Bremnes, Lill-Tove Busund, Sigve Andersen, Francesco Pezzella

Short Communication

The sleep apnea cardiovascular endpoints (SAVE) trial: Rationale and start-up phase
R Doug McEvoy, Craig S Anderson, Nick A Antic, Baoyuan Chen, Quanying He, Emma Heeley, Shaoguang Huang, Yining Huang, Jiguang Wang, Nanshan Zhong

Circulating Tumor Cells

Detection methods of circulating tumor cells
Klaus Pantel, Catherine Alix-Panabières

Original Article

Suppressive oligonucleotides inhibit inflammation in a murine model of mechanical ventilator induced lung injury
Julia Scheiermann, Dennis M. Klinman
Five-year update on the mouse model of orthotopic lung transplantation: Scientific uses, tricks of the trade, and tips for success
Xue Lin, Wenjun Li, Jiaming Lai, Mikio Okazaki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Sumiharu Yamamoto, Xingan Wang, Andrew E. Gelman, Daniel Kreisel, Alexander Sasha Krupnick
A pooled analysis of advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer patients with stable treated brain metastases in two phase II trials receiving bevacizumab and pemetrexed as second-line therapy
Matthew A. Gubens, Jody C. Chuang, Wallace Akerley, Corey J. Langer, Christelle Clément- Duchêne, Melanie San Pedro-Salcedo, A. Dimitrios Colevas, Konstantin Dragnev, Mark A. Socinski, Heather A. Wakelee
Pleurodesis: a comparison of two sclerosing agents for pleural effusions in Mozambique
Ivo Figueiredo, Anilsa Cossa, Anila Hassane, José Sousa, Joaquim Pondo, João Teixeira, Kevan Akrami, Susannah K. Graves, Atul Malhotra, Elizabete A. Nunes

Review Article

Atypical antibody responses to influenza
Dalton Hermans, Richard J. Webby, Sook-San Wong
What can individuals do to reduce personal health risks from air pollution?
Robert Laumbach, Qingyu Meng, Howard Kipen
The role of rotors in atrial fibrillation
David E. Krummen, Vijay Swarup, Sanjiv M. Narayan
Current outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: evidence from randomized controlled trials
Daniel Fudulu, Umberto Benedetto, Gustavo Guida Pecchinenda, Pierpaolo Chivasso, Vito Domenico Bruno, Filippo Rapetto, Alan Bryan, Gianni Davide Angelini
Staging lymph node metastases from lung cancer in the mediastinum
Mario D. Terán, Malcolm V. Brock
Improving radiotherapy planning, delivery accuracy, and normal tissue sparing using cutting edge technologies
Carri K. Glide-Hurst, Indrin J. Chetty
Esophageal cancer: staging system and guidelines for staging and treatment
Mark F. Berry
Implementing the new IASLC/ATS/ERS classification of lung adenocarcinomas: results from international and Chinese cohorts
Ming-Ching Lee, Kyuichi Kadota, Daniel Buitrago, David R. Jones, Prasad S. Adusumilli
Premature menopause in young breast cancer: effects on quality of life and treatment interventions
Shoshana M. Rosenberg, Ann H. Partridge
Strategies for the acquisition of transcriptional and epigenetic information in single cells
Guang Li, Elda Dzilic, Nick Flores, Alice Shieh, Sean M. Wu
The role of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β in the infarcted myocardium
Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis
Utility of cardiac magnetic resonance for evaluation of mitral regurgitation prior to mitral valve surgery
Neil K. Mehta, Jiwon Kim, Jonathan Y. Siden, Sara Rodriguez-Diego, Javid Alakbarli, Antonino Di Franco, Jonathan W. Weinsaft
Adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and definitive radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Gwendolyn Cramer, Charles B. Simone II, Theresa M. Busch, Keith A. Cengel

Editorial

Conservatism strikes back: later is better than earlier dialysis for acute kidney injury
Dana Bielopolski, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Sleep and critical illness: bridging the two pillars at the ATS 2016
Stuti J. Jaiswal, Atul Malhotra, Robert L. Owens
Temperature and duration targets during post-arrest care: choosing the right prescription for the right patient
John C. Greenwood, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Benjamin S. Abella
Examining the paradox of high high-density lipoprotein and elevated cardiovascular risk
Kavisha Singh, Anand Rohatgi
Mortality after red blood cell transfusions from previously pregnant donors: complexities in the interpretation of large data
Susan Kuldanek, Christopher C. Silliman
Optogenetic tools for cell biological applications
Abhirup Mukherjee, Nicole A. Repina, David V. Schaffer, Ravi S. Kane
Editorial on “Transcription factor SPZ1 promotes TWIST-mediated epithelial—mesenchymal transition and oncogenesis in human liver cancer”
Dan J. Raz
Editorial on “Can CT-PET and endoscopic assessment post-neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy predict residual disease in esophageal cancer”
Chia-Ju Liu, Wei Lu
The hemodynamic impact of acute nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: is it safe?
Bo Xu, Reena Mehra
Tumor spread through air space (STAS) is an important predictor of clinical outcome in stage IA lung adenocarcinoma
Hui-Zi Chen, Erin M. Bertino, Kai He
Antiviral prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus reactivation in immune competent patients—the jury remains out
Sara A. Mansfield, Charles H. Cook
Allosterically targeting EGFR drug-resistance gatekeeper mutations
Nicholas Spellmon, Chunying Li, Zhe Yang
Imaging homeostatic sleep pressure and circadian rhythm in the human brain
Zhuo Fang, Hengyi Rao
Tumor mutational burden (TMB) as a biomarker of response to immunotherapy in small cell lung cancer
Yanis Boumber

Letter to the Editor

Response to “VATS vs. thoracotomy regarding postoperative chronic pain”
Emine Ozgur Bayman, Kalpaj R. Parekh, John Keech, Timothy J. Brennan
The role of a decision analysis in treatment of T2N0 esophageal cancer
Tara R. Semenkovich, Bryan F. Meyers, Benjamin D. Kozower, Varun Puri

Case Report

Intraoperative near-infrared imaging can identify subcentimeter colorectal cancer lung metastases during pulmonary metastasectomy
Andrew D. Newton, Jarrod D. Predina, Lydia G. Frenzel-Sulyok, Michael H. Shin, Yiqing Wang, Sunil Singhal
A novel strategy for cardiopulmonary support during lung transplantation
Ramiro Fernandez, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Ankit Bharat

Review Article on Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Left ventricular assist device driveline infections: recent advances and future goals
Anne-Marie Leuck

Short Communication of Interventional Pulmonology Corner

Endobronchial ultrasound—guidance for interstitial photodynamic therapy of locally advanced lung cancer—a new interventional concept
Kassem Harris, Emily Oakley, David Bellnier, Gal Shafirstein

Below are the latest Journal of Thoracic Disease articles published online ahead of print publication.

Review Article


Original Article



Surgical Technique


iMDT Corner