Vol 9, No 2 (February 28, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Simple to simplest: the tubeless technique
Jingpei Li, Jun Liu, Lindsey Hamblin, Hui Liu, Lixia Liang, Qinglong Dong, Jianxing He
Respiratory rate and peak inspiratory pressure, new targets from the LUNG SAFE study analysis or physiopathological artifacts?
Christophe Guervilly, Jean Marie Forel, Laurent Papazian
Checklist & prompting in intensive care unit: quality of care is improved but long way to go for better outcome
Souvik Maitra
Surgery in microscopically pathological N2 non-small cell lung cancer: the size of lymph node matters
Ming-Ching Lee, Chung-Ping Hsu
Recapitulation of microtissue models connected with real-time readout systems via 3D printing technology
Jinah Jang, Dong-Woo Cho
Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: what’s next?
Marc de Perrot, Laura Donahoe
The use of near-infrared fluorescence imaging in the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer
Dennis P. Schaap, Grard A. Nieuwenhuijzen, Misha D. Luyer
Lessons from randomised controlled trials of continuous positive airways pressure therapy in the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality
Nadia Gildeh, Ivana Rosenzweig, Brian D. Kent

Original Article

Immunity status of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis patients with structural lung diseases in Chinese adults
Shuo Liang, Rong Jiang, Hai-Wen Lu, Bei Mao, Man-Hui Li, Cheng-Wei Li, Shu-Yi Gu, Jiu-Wu Bai, Jin-Fu Xu
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery colorectal lung metastasectomy in non-intubated anesthesia
Vincenzo Ambrogi, Francesco Sellitri, Gianluca Perroni, Orazio Schillaci, Tommaso Claudio Mineo
Effect of coronary artery bypass graft surgery on left ventricular systolic function
Ryan J. Koene, Jessica V. Kealhofer, Selcuk Adabag, Kairav Vakil, Viorel G. Florea
Effects of leukotriene D4 nasal challenge on bronchial responsiveness and inflammation in asthmatic patients with allergic rhinitis
Zheng Zhu, Yanqing Xie, Weijie Guan, Yi Gao, Rongquan Huang, Shu Xia, Wenhua Jian, Zhiyu Liang, Jinping Zheng
Surgery and perioperative management for post-intubation tracheoesophageal fistula: case series analysis
Francesco Puma, Jacopo Vannucci, Stefano Santoprete, Moira Urbani, Lucio Cagini, Marco Andolfi, Rossella Potenza, Niccolò Daddi
Serum KL-6 in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: China compared historically with Germany and Japan
Wen-Liang Guo, Zi-Qing Zhou, Lu Chen, Zhu-Quan Su, Chang-Hao Zhong, Yu Chen, Shi-Yue Li
Curative resection for lung cancer in octogenarians is justified
Michaela Tutic-Horn, Franco Gambazzi, Gaetano Rocco, Monique Mosimann, Didier Schneiter, Isabelle Opitz, Nono Martucci, Sven Hillinger, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
Characteristics and prognosis of microscopic polyangiitis with bronchiectasis
Hiroki Tashiro, Koichiro Takahashi, Masahide Tanaka, Kazutoshi Komiya, Tomomi Nakamura, Shinya Kimura, Yoshifumi Tada, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
Should aggressive thoracic therapy be performed in patients with synchronous oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer? A meta-analysis
Dianhe Li, Xiaoxia Zhu, Haofei Wang, Min Qiu, Na Li
Results of neoadjuvant therapy followed by esophagectomy for patients with locally advanced thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Dong Lin, Longfei Ma, Ting Ye, Yunjian Pan, Longlong Shao, Zuodong Song, Shujun Jiang, Haiquan Chen, Jiaqing Xiang
The influence of chest tube size and position in primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Sara S. Riber, Lars P. S. Riber, Winnie H. Olesen, Peter B. Licht
CT-guided transthoracic core needle biopsy for small pulmonary lesions: diagnostic performance and adequacy for molecular testing
Panwen Tian, Ye Wang, Lei Li, Yongzhao Zhou, Wenxin Luo, Weimin Li
Variations in positron emission tomography-computed tomography findings for patients receiving neoadjuvant and non-neoadjuvant therapy for non-small cell lung cancer
Jae Kil Park, Jae Jun Kim, Seok Whan Moon
Postoperative change of the psoas muscle area as a predictor of survival in surgically treated esophageal cancer patients
Seong Yong Park, Joon-Kee Yoon, Su Jin Lee, Seokjin Haam, Joonho Jung
Serum KL-6 and surfactant protein-D as monitoring and predictive markers of interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis and mixed connective tissue disease
Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tae Iwasawa, Tamiko Takemura, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
Comparison of fluticasone propionate with budesonide administered via nebulizer: a randomized controlled trial in patients with severe persistent asthma
Jiangtao Lin, Ping Chen, Chuntao Liu, Jian Kang, Wei Xiao, Zhengxian Chen, Huaping Tang, Xin Du, Cindy Liu, Linda Luo
Experiences in the management of anastomotic leakages and analysis of the factors affecting leakage healing in patients with esophagogastric junction cancer
Ningning Ding, Yousheng Mao, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Yue Zhao, Ding Yang, Kelin Sun, Guiyu Cheng, Juwei Mu, Qi Xue, Dali Wang, Jun Zhao, Yushun Gao, Xiangyang Liu, Dekang Fang, Jian Li, Yonggang Wang, Jinfeng Huang, Bing Wang, Liangze Zhang


Early management of sepsis with emphasis on early goal directed therapy: AME evidence series 002
Zhongheng Zhang, Yucai Hong, Nathan J. Smischney, Han-Pin Kuo, Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Jordi Rello, Win Sen Kuan, Christian Jung, Chiara Robba, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Marc Leone, Herbert Spapen, David Grimaldi, Sven Van Poucke, Steven Q. Simpson, Patrick M. Honore, Stefan Hofer, Pietro Caironi

Review Article

Medical thoracoscopy in China—the present status and the future
Jing-Yuan Liu, Liang Xiong, Min Zhang, Shi-Yuan Shuai, Xiao-Shan Wei, Lin-Lin Ye, Qiong Zhou

Case Report

Erroneous diagnosis of small cell lung cancer based on small biopsies with far-reaching consequences: case report of a typical carcinoid tumor
Ioannis Kyritsis, Bettina Krebs, Sandra Kampe, Dirk Theegarten, Clemens Aigner, Stefan Welter
Percutaneous paravalvular leak closure after CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve implantation using an arterio-arterial loop
Rodrigo Estévez-Loureiro, Tomás Benito-González, Javier Gualis, Armando Pérez de Prado, Carlos Cuellas, Felipe Fernandez-Vazquez
Localization of thoracic duct using heavily T2W MRI for intractable post-esophagectomy chylothorax—a case report
Yi-Chien Chang, Yi-Ting Yen, Ming-Chung Chang, Yau-Lin Tseng
Differential diagnosis of acute miliary pulmonary tuberculosis from widespread-metastatic cancer for postoperative lung cancer patients: two cases
Wei Zhao, Yuke Tian, Feng Peng, Jianlin Long, Lan Liu, Meijuan Huang, You Lu
Chronic pulmonary mucormycosis: an emerging fungal infection in diabetes mellitus
Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan, Kauser Jabeen, Murtaza Mohammed Kazmi, Muhammad Usman Tariq
Resection of pulmonary nodule in a patient with subglottic stenosis under modified spontaneous ventilation anesthesia
Jianfei Shen, Xuewei Chen, Lixia Liang, Kevin Phan, Jin-Shing Chen, Calvin S. H. Ng, Rene Horsleben Petersen, Diego González-Rivas, Jianxing He, written on behalf of the AME Thoracic Surgery Collaborative Group
Thymic hyperplasia associated with primary Sjogren’s syndrome cured by thymectomy
Yanzhong Xin, Hongfei Cai, Yang Li, Youbin Cui
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue therapy for acute respiratory failure during chemotherapy in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Sang Won Lee, Youn Seup Kim, Goohyeon Hong
Pulmonary cryptococcosis manifesting as diffuse air-space consolidations in an immunocompetent patient
Hye Won Choi, Semin Chong, Mi Kyung Kim, In Won Park


A new prediction score for critically ill patients—do we need an Apgar score for acute respiratory distress syndrome?
Lieuwe D. Bos, Antonio Artigas-Raventos, Marcus J. Schultz
Effect of “old” versus “fresh” transfused red blood cells on patients’ outcome: probably more complex than appears
Olivier Garraud
Who are appropriate surgical candidates among patients with oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer?
Tomoyuki Hishida
Alectinib for the management of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases
Natalie A. Lockney, Abraham J. Wu
Genomics of lung cancer
Kwun M. Fong, Rayleen V. Bowman, Ian A. Yang
New treatment options and challenges for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive non-small cell lung cancer with brain metastases
Dwight Owen, Gregory A. Otterson
Re-intervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair is high, but we should keep optimistic
Hung-Lung Hsu, Chun-Che Shih
Current trends in lung resection for T1a non-small cell lung cancer: is lobectomy still the answer?
Syed S. Razi, Despoina Daskalaki, Joshua Burack
‘σήψις’ yesterday, sepsis nowadays: what’s changing?
Salvatore Lucio Cutuli, Gennaro De Pascale, Massimo Antonelli