Vol 9, No 10 (October 31, 2017): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Preoperative malnutrition and prognosis after neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by subsequent esophagectomy
Naoya Yoshida, Yoshifumi Baba, Hideo Baba
Exosome-derived microRNAs in cancer progression: angel or devil?
Xiaoyun He, Chunlin Ou
Micropapillary lung adenocarcinoma and micrometastasis
Yang Qu, Rania G. Aly, Yusuke Takahashi, Prasad S. Adusumilli
Surgical strategy for tetralogy of Fallot with abnormal coronary arteries
Raffaele Giordano, Massimiliano Cantinotti, Luigi Di Tommaso, Gaetano Palma
Treatment of uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection in the endovascular era: is it time for a paradigm shift?
Suk Jung Choo
From Barcelona to New York: 15 years of transition of sepsis performance improvement
R. Phillip Dellinger, Shawana Hussain
Clinical prediction models: a fashion or a necessity in medicine?
Alain Bernard
Endovascular repair or best medical treatment: what is the optimal management of uncomplicated Type-B acute aortic dissection?
María Elena Arnáiz-García, José María González-Santos, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Javier Arnáiz
Pneumothorax management—chest drain or needle aspiration?
Steven Philip Walker, Nick Maskell
The NeoRes trial: questioning the benefit of radiation therapy as part of neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma
Brendon M. Stiles, Nasser K. Altorki
Molecular mechanisms of pathological tumor transformation and their clinical implications: predictors of pulmonary adenocarcinoma transformation into small cell carcinoma
Maria-Rosa Ghigna, Vincent Thomas De Montpréville
Endoluminal vs. extraluminal cardiomyotomy for oesophageal achalasia
Giovanni Zaninotto, Sheraz Markar
ASCEND-5: too little too late?
Fengying Wu, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou
The role of an immune checkpoint score in resected non-small cell lung cancer patients’ prognosis
Rossana Berardi, Silvia Rinaldi
Mechanical ventilation in brain injured patients: seeing the forest for the trees
Andrea Bruni, Eugenio Garofalo, Corrado Pelaia, Federico Longhini, Paolo Navalesi
The dawning of perioperative care in esophageal cancer
Ines Gockel, Daniel Pfirrmann, Boris Jansen-Winkeln, Perikles Simon
Rethinking the role of postoperative critical care in an inequitable world
Aryeh Shander, Carmine Gianatiempo, Mazyar Javidroozi
Video assisted thoracic surgery vs. thoracotomy regarding postoperative chronic pain
Aris Koryllos, Erich Stoelben
Is segmentectomy indicative for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer in the basal segments with a small ground-glass opacity component?
Terumoto Koike, Akihiro Nakamura, Yuki Shimizu, Tatsuya Goto, Akihiko Kitahara, Seijiro Sato, Masanori Tsuchida
Should age be a criterion for intensive care unit admission in cancer patients?—Still an issue of uncertainty
Maria Daganou, Anna Kyriakoudi, Antonia Koutsoukou
Under-treatment of small cell lung cancer: the case for surgical resection
Kathryn E. Engelhardt, David D. Odell, Malcolm M. DeCamp
What comes after the Early Goal Directed Therapy for sepsis era?
Hawa Edriss
Is chest tube drainage losing ground in management of patients with spontaneous pneumothorax?
Hany Hasan Elsayed
Genomic lesions drive the metastasis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
De-Chen Lin, H. Phillip Koeffler
Comments on the trial of cisplatin and etoposide plus thoracic radiotherapy followed by nivolumab or placebo for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (RTOG 3505)
Shinkyo Yoon, Dae Ho Lee, Sang-We Kim
Outcomes with moderate aortic stenosis and impaired left ventricular function: prelude to a randomized trial?
Alexander Iribarne, Rachel M. Easterwood, Ian C. Bostock, Jock N. McCullough
Essential signaling in NF2 loss-related tumours: the therapeutic potential of CRL4DCAF1 and mTOR combined inhibition
Helena J. Janse van Rensburg, Xiaolong Yang
Obstructive sleep apnea—Hypertension link: almost there?
Flavio Danni Fuchs, Sandra C. Fuchs, Denis Martinez
Fluid resuscitation targeting sepsis-induced cardiovascular dysfunction: severity of disease as effect modifier
Christian J. Wiedermann, Stefan Dunzendorfer
Editorial on pain following thoracic surgery
Jimmy Holm, Peter B. Licht
Circulating tumor cells in lung cancer: cluster circulating tumor cells as hybrid epithelial-mesenchymal transition/mesenchymal-epithelial transition (E/M)
Noriyoshi Sawabata
Challenges in assessing response of oesophageal cancer to neoadjuvant therapy, and the potential of composite PET-CT and multimodal metrics
John M. Findlay, Kevin M. Bradley, Richard S. Gillies, Nicholas D. Maynard, Mark R. Middleton
The search continues: neuroprotection for all neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Jennifer K. Lee, An N. Massaro, Frances J. Northington
Pleural recurrences of thymoma: role and effectiveness of intrathoracic chemohyperthermia
Giuseppe Marulli, Marco Mammana, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Federico Rea
The challenge of co-existent moderate aortic stenosis and left ventricular systolic impairment
Russell J. Everett, Marc R. Dweck, Nicholas L. M. Cruden
Challenging decision: ICU admission of critically ill elderly solid tumor patients
Mustafa Benekli
While size matters—advanced “Radiomics” remain promising for the clinical management of ground glass opacities
Tobias Peikert, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Brian Bartholmai, Fabien Maldonado
Prophylactic cranial irradiation for stage IV small cell lung cancer, live longer or reduce morbidity of brain metastases?
Pieter E. Postmus, Egbert F. Smit
Surgery for limited-stage small cell lung cancer: ready for prime-time?
Vinicius Ernani, Apar Kishor Ganti
Gender and cardiovascular impact of obstructive sleep apnea: work in progress!
Lunara S. Freitas, Luciano F. Drager
Editorial: pleural recurrence of thymoma—what is the value of intra-thoracic chemo-hyperthermia?
Anja C. Roden, Julian R. Molina
Editorial comment on the RESPOND study
Daniel Wendt, Matthias Thielmann, Sharaf Eldin Shehada, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Heinz Jakob, Mohamed El Gabry
Moderate aortic valve stenosis in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction—insights on prognosis and the potential role of early aortic valve replacement
Chetan P. Huded, Milind Y. Desai
Is it still time for meta-analyses in operable esophageal cancers, or rather for a change of paradigm?
Laurent Bedenne, Karine Le Malicot, Antoine Drouillard
Early oral nutrition plays an active role in enhanced recovery after minimally invasive esophagectomy
Kazuo Koyanagi, Yuji Tachimori
Atezolizumab in advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Marius Ilie, Paul Hofman
Assessment of pulmonary vascular response to exercise with Doppler-echocardiography: state of the art?
Alberto M. Marra, Ekkehard Grünig
Extranodal extension of nodal metastasis is the main prognostic moderator in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Claudio Luchini, Nicola Veronese
Viewing the big picture on small cell lung cancer
Daniel P. Logsdon, Anthony W. Kim
Are beta blockers still necessary for all survivors of acute myocardial infarction?
Daisaku Nakatani, Yasuhiko Sakata
Mediastinal germ cell tumors: new therapeutic insights
Amedeo Ferlosio, Alessandra Bielli, Augusto Orlandi
Histologic subtype component predicts lymph node micrometastasis and prognosis in patients with stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Jung-Jyh Hung
Adjuvant chemotherapy following trimodality therapy for esophageal carcinoma—Is the evidence sufficient?
Scott M. Atay, Mariela Blum, Boris Sepesi
Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: are we at the dawn of a new era?
Matteo Anselmino, Fiorenzo Gaita, Andrea Saglietto
The first randomized controlled trial on early versus late oral feeding after minimally invasive esophagectomy and the ongoing quest for more evidence
Miguel A. Cuesta
VELUCT, a long non-coding RNA with an important cellular function despite low abundance
Judit Danis, Márta Széll
Thermal ablation for the treatment of primary and secondary pulmonary malignancies
Eun Young Kim, Young Saing Kim, Jeong Ho Kim
Editorial on “Can CT-PET and endoscopic assessment post-neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy predict residual disease in esophageal cancer”
Chia-Ju Liu, Wei Lu
Simulation-based training for handling extracorporeal membrane oxygenation emergencies
Shingo Sakamoto
The current status of antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Wieneke Vlastra, Jan J. Piek, Ronak Delewi
New histological classification and staging of thymic malignancies: ITMIG consensus statements and the 8th TNM staging system
Jumpei Kashima, Yusuke Okuma
The future of achalasia therapy: expanding the minimally invasive armamentarium and risk of secondary gastroesophageal reflux
Kelsey F. Angell, Jeffrey M. Marks
Non-intubated tracheal surgery: is it worthwhile?
Andrea Zuin, Marco Mammana, Federico Rea
Awake minimal invasive carinal resection—tightrope walking in thoracic surgery?
Thomas Schweiger, Walter Klepetko, Konrad Hoetzenecker
Confronting the fundamental challenges of airway surgery: a paradigm shift is practically upon us
John F. Lazar
The printed trachea
Vivekkumar Patel, Bryan M. Burt
Repair of large airway defects with bioprosthetic materials
Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Original Article

Reoperation for hemostasis within 24 hours can get a better short-term outcome when indicated after lung cancer surgery
Wei Dai, Xiao-Jun Yang, Xiang Zhuang, Tian-Peng Xie, Ping Xiao, Bin Hu, Xiang Wang, Qiang Li
Surgical management of acquired tracheo/bronchoesophageal fistula associated with esophageal diverticulum
Yifeng Sun, Shuguang Hao, Yu Yang, Xufeng Guo, Bo Ye, Xiaobin Zhang, Zhigang Li
C-reactive protein for the early prediction of anastomotic leak after esophagectomy in both neoadjuvant and non-neoadjuvant therapy case: a propensity score matching analysis
Jae Kil Park, Jae Jun Kim, Seok Whan Moon
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ in induced sputum is correlated with MMP-9/TIMP-1 imbalance and formation of emphysema in COPD patients
Xiao-Ming Zhou, Gang Hou, Dong-Xue Gu, Qiu-Yue Wang, Li Zhao
A multi-center retrospective study of single-port versus multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy and anatomic segmentectomy
Chunyu Ji, Yangwei Xiang, Vincenzo Pagliarulo, Jangming Lee, Alan D. L. Sihoe, HyunKoo Kim, Xuefei Zhang, Zhexin Wang, Weigang Zhao, Jian Feng, Wentao Fang
Age and blood transfusion: relationship and prognostic implications in cardiac surgery
Luca Salvatore De Santo, Gianpaolo Romano, Emilio Mango, Francesco Iorio, Leonardo Savarese, Flora Numis, Carlo Zebele
Incidence and risk factors of iatrogenic pneumothorax after thoracentesis in emergency department settings
Hyun Young Cho, Byuk Sung Ko, Han Joo Choi, Chan Young Koh, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong Woo Seo, Yoon-Seon Lee, Jae Ho Lee, Bum Jin Oh, Kyoung Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
Circulating microRNA-34 family low expression correlates with poor prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Ke Zhao, Jing Cheng, Baojun Chen, Qi Liu, Di Xu, Yongjian Zhang
Prognostic role of a comprehensive geriatric assessment on the management of elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): a pooled analysis of two prospective phase II trials by the GFPC Group
Hervé Le Caer, Isabelle Borget, Romain Corre, Chrystele Locher, Christine Raynaud, Chantal Decroisette, Henri Berard, Clarisse Audigier-Valette, Cecile Dujon, Jean Bernard Auliac, Jacquy Crequit, Isabelle Monnet, Alain Vergnenegre, Christos Chouaid
Long-term adherence to continuous positive airway pressure in patients with rapid eye movement-only obstructive sleep apnea: a prospective cohort study
Aljohara S. Almeneessier, Yasser Almousa, Omeima Hammad, Awad H. Olaish, Eiman T. ALAnbay, Ahmed S. BaHammam
Impact of pregabalin on early phase post-thoracotomy pain compared with epidural analgesia
Noriyuki Matsutani, Hitoshi Dejima, Takashi Nakayama, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirofumi Uehara, Hisae Iinuma, Toshiya Harashima, Kazuki Anraku, Masafumi Kawamura
Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae prevalence and clinical aspects in adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia in China: a prospective multicenter surveillance study
Yu-Dong Yin, Rui Wang, Chao Zhuo, Hui Wang, Ming-Gui Wang, Can-Mao Xie, Dan-Yang She, Xin Yuan, Ren-Tao Wang, Bin Cao, You-Ning Liu
The prognosis of invasive adenocarcinoma presenting as ground-glass opacity on chest computed tomography after sublobar resection
Youngkyu Moon, Kyo Young Lee, Jae Kil Park
Physiological rules for the heart, lungs and other pressure-based organs
Aaron R. Casha, Liberato Camilleri, Alexander Manché, Ruben Gatt, Marilyn Gauci, Marie-Therese Camilleri-Podesta, Joseph N. Grima, Marco Scarci, Stanley Chetcuti
Study on the role of transient receptor potential C6 channels in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma radiosensitivity
Yi Zhang, Yongxing Zhang, Hong Fan, Yu Shi, Cheng Zhan, Qun Wang
Effects of Nuss procedure on thoracic scoliosis in patients with pectus excavatum
Hyung Joo Park, Jae Jun Kim, Jae Kil Park, Seok Whan Moon
Could thymomectomy be a reasonable option for non-myasthenic thymoma patients?
Valentina Tassi, Silvia Ceccarelli, Cristina Zannori, Alessio Gili, Niccolò Daddi, Guido Bellezza, Stefano Ascani, Anna Marina Liberati, Francesco Puma
What is difficult about doing video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)? A retrospective study comparing VATS anatomical resection and conversion to thoracotomy for lung cancer in a university-based hospital
Si-Wook Kim, Jong-Myeon Hong, Dohun Kim
Clinical analyses on salvage lymphadenectomy through cervical incision for patients with cervical and cervicothoracic recurrences after esophagectomy
Dong Lin, Shujun Jiang, Longfei Ma, Hong Hu, Ting Ye, Longlong Shao, Zuodong Song, Jiaqing Xiang
The long-term outcome of adjuvant hypofractionated radiotherapy and conventional fractionated radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for early breast cancer: a prospective analysis of 107 cases
Shuhong Zhao, Yi Liu, Fengxian Huang, Xin Chen, Ximing Cao, Jiao Yu
Management of occult malignant pleural disease firstly detected at thoracotomy for non-small cell lung cancer patients
Shaolei Li, Shanyuan Zhang, Miao Huang, Yuanyuan Ma, Yue Yang
SYNTAX score may predict the severity of atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta
Maroun Yammine, Shinobu Itagaki, Amit Pawale, Nana Toyoda, Ramachandra C. Reddy
Anterior fissureless uniport vs. posterior intra-fissure triple-port thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy: a propensity-matched study
Honggang Ke, Yifei Liu, Xiaoyu Zhou, Qun Xue
Epidemiology, microbiology and treatment implications in adult patients hospitalized with pneumonia in different regions of China: a retrospective study
Fan Liu, Zehuai Wen, Jia Wei, Huiling Xue, Yunqin Chen, Weiguo Gao, David Melnick, Jesus Gonzalez, Judith Hackett, Xiaoyan Li, Shizhou Deng, Zhaolong Cao
Perception of circadian variation of symptoms in Chinese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Ming Lu, Xiaohong Wang, Baiqiang Cai, Kewu Huang, Jie Cao, Jinping Zheng, Yongchang Sun, Fuqiang Wen, Huili Zhu, Xin Zhou, Jianping Zhao, Yanfei Guo, Xia Ling, Wanzhen Yao
Evaluation of surgical approaches to anatomical segmentectomies: the transition to minimal invasive surgery improves hospital outcomes
Veena Surendrakumar, Antonio E. Martin-Ucar, John G. Edwards, Jagan Rao, Laura Socci
Lymph node involvement according to lung adenocarcinoma subtypes: lymph node involvement is influenced by lung adenocarcinoma subtypes
Jae Kil Park, Jae Jun Kim, Seok Whan Moon, Kyo Young Lee
Chemoradiotherapy for unresectable cases of thymic epithelial tumors: a retrospective study
Jumpei Kashima, Yusuke Okuma, Hiroto Murata, Kageaki Watanabe, Yukio Hosomi, Tsunekazu Hishima
ALK and ROS1 rearrangements, coexistence and treatment in epidermal growth factor receptor-wild type lung adenocarcinoma: a multicenter study of 732 cases
Zhengbo Song, Yuhui Zheng, Xuzhou Wang, Haiyan Su, Yiping Zhang, Yong Song
Comparison of clinical and radiological characteristics between anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement and epidermal growth factor receptor mutation in treatment naïve advanced lung adenocarcinoma
Yingying Miao, Suhua Zhu, Huijuan Li, Jiawei Zou, Qingqing Zhu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
No compensatory lung growth after resection in a one-year follow-up cohort of patients with lung cancer
Stéphane Glénet, Claire de Bisschop, Frédéric Delcambre, Rodolphe Thiébaut, François Laurent, Jacques Jougon, Jean-François Velly, Agnès Georges, Hervé Guénard
CT angiography for diagnosis and subcategorization of unroofed coronary sinus syndrome
Ai-Hua Zhi, Ru-Ping Dai, Wei-Guo Ma, Pei Zhang, Bin Lv, Shi-Liang Jiang
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage with predominant upper lung lobe involvement associated with congestive heart failure: a case series
Joop Jonckheer, Hans Slabbynck, Herbert Spapen
The involvement of the laminin-integrin α7β1 signaling pathway in mechanical ventilation-induced pulmonary fibrosis
Han-Di Liao,, Yong Mao, You-Guo Ying
Pulmonary manifestations of Q fever: analysis of 38 patients
Diana J. Kelm, Darin B. White, Hind J. Fadel, Jay H. Ryu, Fabien Maldonado, Misbah Baqir
Early identification of patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome among severe pneumonia: a retrospective cohort study
Jian Luo, He Yu, Yue-Hong Hu, Dan Liu, Yi-Wei Wang, Mao-Yun Wang, Bin-Miao Liang, Zong-An Liang
Predictors of arterial desaturation during intubation: a nested case-control study of airway management—part I
Nathan J. Smischney, Mohamed O. Seisa, Katherine J. Heise, Robert A. Wiegand, Kyle D. Busack, Theodore O. Loftsgard, Darrell R. Schroeder, Daniel A. Diedrich
Perioperative factors associated with 1-year mortality after lung transplantation: a single-center experience in Korea
Su Hwan Lee, Moo Suk Park, Joo Han Song, Young Sam Kim, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Song Yee Kim
Tumor-stroma ratio (TSR) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after lung resection is a prognostic factor for survival
Ke-Xing Xi, Ying-Sheng Wen, Chong-Mei Zhu, Xiang-Yang Yu, Rong-Qing Qin, Xue-Wen Zhang, Yong-Bin Lin, Tie-Hua Rong, Wei-Dong Wang, Yong-Qiang Chen, Lan-Jun Zhang
Chest tube drainage versus needle aspiration for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: which is better?
Chengdi Wang, Mengyuan Lyu, Jian Zhou, Yang Liu, Yulin Ji
Percutaneous thermal ablation for stage IA non-small cell lung cancer: long-term follow-up
Chaitan K. Narsule, Praveen Sridhar, Divya Nair, Avneesh Gupta, Roy G. Oommen, Michael I. Ebright, Virginia R. Litle, Hiran C. Fernando
Optimal managements of stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer patients: a population-based survival analysis
Zhaofei Pang, Yufan Yang, Nan Ding, Cuicui Huang, Tiehong Zhang, Yang Ni, Jiajun Du, Qi Liu

Case Report

Thoracoscopic resection of a huge mediastinal cystic lymphangioma
Haining Zhou, Chuan Zhong, Quanshui Fu, Shoujun Tang, Qichi Luo, Li Yu, Lunxu Liu
Successful treatment with afatinib for pancreatic metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma: a case report
Tatsuo Furuya, Junichi Shimada, Satoru Okada, Hiroaki Tsunezuka, Daishiro Kato, Masayoshi Inoue
Hemangioma originating from the main pulmonary artery
In- Sub Kim, Jae Jun Kim, Si Young Choi, Seong Cheol Jeong, Eundeok Chang, Yong Hwan Kim
Bronchopulmonary infection by Lophomonas blattarum in a pediatric patient after hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation: first report in Mexico
Napoleón González Saldaña, Francisco Javier Otero Mendoza, Francisco Rivas Larrauri, Diego Mauricio Galvis Trujillo, Edna Venegas Montoya, Eduardo Arias De La Garza, Hugo Juárez Olguín
Bronchial lumen is the safer route for an airway exchange catheter in double-lumen tube replacement: preventable complication in airway management for thoracic surgery
Hsiang-Ling Wu, Ying-Hsuan Tai, Ling-Fang Wei, Hung-Wei Cheng, Chiu-Ming Ho
Chondroblastoma of the rib in a 47-year-old man: a case report with a systematic review of literature
Jury Brandolini, Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Maurizio Salvi, Mirca Valli, Piergiorgio Solli
Successful repair of thoracic outlet syndrome in a growing young patient due to posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation
Yong Hwan Kim, Jae Jun Kim, Si Young Choi, Seong Cheol Jeong, In Sub Kim

Letter to the Editor

Pre-embedding subcutaneous suture for chest-tube insertion in uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Chieh-Ni Kao, Chao-Wei Chang, Meng-Chien Hsieh, Yu-Wei Liu, Shah-Hwa Chou
Diagnostic implication of fibrin degradation products and D-dimer in aortic dissection—author’s reply
Shuangshuang Li, Jian Dong, Lei Zhang, Zhiqing Zhao, Rui Feng, Qingsheng Lu, Jian Zhou, Junmin Bao, Zaiping Jing
What is spread through air space?
Hironori Uruga, Takeshi Fujii, Kazuma Kishi
3D printing technique for guiding complicated cardiovascular surgery
Nan Chen, Kai Zhu, Chunsheng Wang, Xiaoning Sun
The role and potential mechanisms of long non-coding RNA in small cell lung cancer
Yuchun Niu, Feng Ma, Jun Xue, Weimei Huang, Linlang Guo
Esophageal resection after neoadjuvant therapy: understanding the limitations of large database analyses
David N. Ranney, Michael S. Mulvihill, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Matthew G. Hartwig
Tumor spread through air spaces (STAS): a call for more evidence
Chenyang Dai, Huikang Xie, Hang Su, Yunlang She, Yijiu Ren, Dong Xie, Hui Zheng, Chang Chen
Extracorporeal life support and neurologic complications: still a long way to go
Roberto Lorusso
Standard or networked meta-analyses in assessing the best option for neo-adjuvant therapy in resectable oesophageal cancer: chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy?
Ewen A. Griffiths, Sandro Pasquali, Ravinder S. Vohra
Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a promising surgical method
Su Yang, Hecheng Li
Reply to comments on “Robotic Assisted Right Middle Lobectomy”: incision positions, approaches and other problems
Xingshi Chen, Hecheng Li
Robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy: with the further research, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) will be better in future
Hailei Du, Hecheng Li
Robotic left lower lobectomy: our experience
Runsen Jin, Hecheng Li
Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: cost and lymph node dissection
Jie Xiang, Hecheng Li
Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy: there is a long way to go
Chengqiang Li, Hecheng Li
Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery: a promising tool should not be denied
Han Wu, Hecheng Li
Robotic thoracic surgery: S1+2 segmentectomy of the left upper lobe: advantage of robotic assisted thoracic surgery
Hailei Du, Hecheng Li
Robotic-assisted McKeown esophagectomy: a safe and reliable method
Dingpei Han, Hecheng Li


Erratum to nodal management and upstaging of disease: initial results from the Italian VATS Lobectomy Registry
Alessandro Bertani, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Mario Nosotti, Paolo Albino Ferrari, Lavinia De Monte, Emanuele Russo, Gioacchino Di Paola, Piero Solli, Andrea Droghetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci, Italian VATS Group
Erratum to highlighted version successful resection of a tracheal metastasis of rectal cancer: a case report
Editorial Team


1. The series “Cough Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Peter Dicpinigaitis served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series from March 2016 to October 2019.

2. The series “Interventional Pulmonology Corner” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Kassem Harris served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

3. The series “Statistics Corner” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Luca Bertolaccini served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

4. The series “GARD Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Yousser Mohammad and Alvaro A. Cruz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

5. The series “ECG Pearls” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Adrian Baranchuk served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.