Vol 13, No 5 (May 2021): Journal of Thoracic Disease

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.