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

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Original Article

Phrenic nerve stimulation in an ovine model with temporary removable pacing leads
Harry Etienne, Martin Dres, Julie Piquet, Laure Wingertsmann, Olivier Thibaudeau, Thomas Similowski, Jesus Gonzalez-Bermejo, Jalal Assouad
Dynamic evaluation of the pulmonary protective effects of prone position ventilation via respiratory mechanics for patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome
Zhenjie Jiang, Zhe Zhang, Qingwen Sun, Baozhu Zhang, Qiuxue Deng, Yin Xi, Weiqun He, Xiaoqing Liu, Yuanda Xu, Tao Chen
Surgical treatment of patients with aortic valve disease complicated with moderate functional mitral regurgitation and heart failure with midrange ejection fraction: a cohort study
Wei Zhao, Xieraili Tiemuerniyazi, Yangwu Song, Yifeng Nan, Zi’ang Yang, Fei Xu, Wei Feng
Minimally invasive repair of pectus carinatum with a new steel bar
Xuefeng Zhang, Fengqing Hu, Rui Bi, Lei Wang, Lianyong Jiang
Lung lobectomy surgical approach and resource utilization differ by anatomic lobe in a statewide discharge registry
Daniel T. DeArmond, Mohammed S. Rahman, Stewart R. Miller, Christian P. Jacobsen, Scott B. Johnson, Duy C. Nguyen, Nitin A. Das
Lung recruitment after cardiac arrest during procurement of atelectatic donor lungs is a protective measure in lung transplantation
Eito Niman, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Toshio Shiotani, Tomohiro Toji, Takuro Igawa, Shinji Otani, Mikio Okazaki, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichi Toyooka
Diagnosis and prognosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome related to diffuse pneumonic-type adenocarcinoma: a single-center case series study
Maxens Decavèle, Antoine Parrot, Michaël Duruisseaux, Martine Antoine, Anne Fajac, Audrey Milon, Marie-France Carette, Anthony Canellas, Aude Gibelin, Alexandre Elabbadi, Marie Wislez, Jacques Cadranel, Muriel Fartoukh
Futile lobectomies following video-thoracoscopic exploration for indeterminate pulmonary nodules: a retrospective study
Gabrielle Drevet, Yaniss Belaroussi, Michael Duruisseaux, Lara Chalabreysse, Renaud Grima, Jean-Michel Maury, François Tronc
Proposal for a new local recurrence score in patients with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma
Olivia Lauk, Thomas Neuer, Bianca Battilana, Ilhan Inci, Katarzyna Furrer, Walter Weder, Masaki Hashimoto, Isabelle Opitz
A pilot study of intraoperative localization of peripheral small pulmonary tumors by cone-beam computed tomography: sandwich marking technique
Yuichi Saito, Tomohiro Watanabe, Yasuyuki Kanamoto, Momoko Asami, Fumi Yokote, Hitoshi Dejima, Hiroaki Morooka, Takayuki Ibi, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Nobumasa Takahashi, Tomohiko Ikeya, Yukinori Sakao, Masafumi Kawamura
Development of a universal thoracic enhanced recover after surgery protocol for implementation across a diverse multi-hospital health system
Adam R. Dyas, Alyson D. Kelleher, Crystal J. Erickson, Jennifer A. Voss, Ethan U. Cumbler, Anne Lambert-Kerzner, Annette S. Vizena, Celisse Robinson-Chavez, Brandi L. Kee, Alison R. Barker, Melissa S. Fuller, Susan A. Miller, Katherine O. McCabe, Katharine M. Cook, Simran K. Randhawa, John D. Mitchell, Robert A. Meguid
Clinical outcomes of pre-attached reinforced stapler reloads in thoracic surgery: a prospective case series
Eric Lim, Jean-Marc Baste, Michael Shackcloth
Report on lung cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic at a high volume US institution
Daniel P. Dolan, Daniel N. Lee, Emily Polhemus, Suden Kucukak, Luis E. De León, Daniel Wiener, Michael T. Jaklitsch, Scott J. Swanson, Abby White
Small cell lung cancer in young patients: trends in sociodemographic factors, diagnosis, treatment, and survival
Michelle H. Lee, Muhammad Mustafa Qureshi, Kei Suzuki, Peter Everett, Umit Tapan, Kimberley S. Mak
A systematic review and meta-analysis of thymic mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma
Meng-Xin Zhou, Ye-Ye Chen, Jia-Qi Zhang, Wen-Liang Bai, Cheng Huang, Chao Guo, Hong-Sheng Liu, Shan-Qing Li
Uniportal thoracoscopic pulmonary segmentectomy provides good perioperative results and early postoperative recovery
Kazuki Numajiri, Natsumi Matsuura, Hitoshi Igai, Fumi Ohsawa, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
Bleeding and thrombotic complications associated with anticoagulation prior to lung transplantation: a case series
Hailey M. Shepherd, Ramsey R. Hachem, Chad A. Witt, Rodrigo V. Guillamet, Derek E. Byers, Benjamin D. Kozower, Bryan F. Meyers, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, G. Alexander Patterson, Varun Puri, Daniel Kreisel, Ruben G. Nava
Prognostic value of left ventricular hypertrophy in postoperative outcomes in type A acute aortic dissection
Yifan Zuo, Yun Xing, Zhiwei Wang, Zhiyong Wu, Zhipeng Hu, Rui Hu, Feng Shi, Tianyu Liu, Liang Liu
A novel system for analyzing indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence spectra enables deeper lung tumor localization during thoracoscopic surgery
Ryohei Chiba, Yuma Ebihara, Haruhiko Shiiya, Hideki Ujiie, Aki Fujiwara-Kuroda, Kichizo Kaga, Liming Li, Satoru Wakasa, Satoshi Hirano, Tatsuya Kato
Development and validation of a prognostic model related to pyroptosis-related genes for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using bioinformatics analysis
Weiguang Zhang, Peipei Zhang, Junfei Jiang, Kaiming Peng, Zhimin Shen, Mingqiang Kang
A retrospective comparative cohort study on the efficacy and safety of bi-port robotic-assisted lobectomy and multi-port robotic-assisted lobectomy
Zenan Gu, Jia Huang, Yu Tian, Long Jiang, Qingquan Luo
Serum cystatin C is a potential predictor of short-term mortality and acute kidney injury in acute aortic dissection patients: a retrospective cohort study
Jun Wang, Biwen Yang, Meili Liu, Tao You, Han Shen, Yihuan Chen, Haoyue Huang, Shifeng Li, Zhiyang Wang, Xinyue Li, Fang Huang, Xiaomei Teng
Screening of sphingolipid metabolism-related genes associated with immune cells in myocardial infarction: a bioinformatics analysis
Jijuan Wang, Ping Wang, Weihua Wang, Huiling Jin
The difference of auxiliary examination parameters between margin recurrence and granuloma on enhanced computed tomography after sublobar resection
Jia-Jie Zheng, Zhi-Yong Sun, Dong-Lei Zhang, Xiao-Jing Zhao, Hua-Bing Wei
Whole exome sequencing identifies novel inherited genetic variants in tetralogy of Fallot
Yu Pan, Manli Liu, Songsong Zhang, Huaxian Mei, Jing Wu

Review Article on Thoracic Surgery Worldwide2

Thoracic surgery in Hong Kong
Aliss T. C. Chang, Joyce W. Y. Chan, Rainbow W. H. Lau, Calvin S. H. Ng
Thoracic surgery in Brazil: an overview
Fernando Vannucci, Caio César Bianchi de Castro


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

2.The series “Thoracic Surgery Worldwide” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Alan Sihoe 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


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


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

Thoracic surgery in the Netherlands
Iris E. W. G. Laven, Jean H. T. Daemen, Yanina J. L. Jansen, Nicky Janssen, Aimée J. P. M. Franssen, Samuel Heuts, Jos G. Maessen, Frank J. C. van den Broek, Karel W. E. Hulsewé, Yvonne L. J. Vissers, Erik R. de Loos

Original Article

iMDT Corner

Editorial Commentary