Vol 10, Supplement 17 (June 20, 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Lung cancer surgery for octogenarians: an option for select patients only?
Jun Nakajima
The new era of whole-exome sequencing in congenital heart disease: brand-new insights into rare pathogenic variants
Ares Pasipoularides
Pulmonary metastasectomy and laser-assisted resection
Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Davide Patrini, David Lawrence, Marco Scarci, Sofoklis Mitsos
The burden of heart failure in the general population: a clearer and more concerning picture
Thomas G. von Lueder, Stefan Agewall
Are predictive models useful in clinical medicine?
Robert J. Cerfolio
Cetuximab in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer: FISHing for a miraculous catch
Lorenza Landi, Antonio Rossi
Efficacy and immune activation of ipilimumab in early-stage lung cancer patients
Shingo Noguchi, Kazuhiro Yatera
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: slow and steady progress
David W. M. Muller
The more and the heavier may not always be an answer
Hongryull Pyo, Se-Hoon Lee, Jhingook Kim
Mesothelioma diagnosis and prognosis, are we moving beyond histology and performance status towards circulating biomarkers?
Oluf Dimitri Røe
Hydrocortisone in septic shock: all the questions answered?
Josef Briegel, Volker Huge, Patrick Möhnle
Malignant pleural mesothelioma: main topics of American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis and treatment
Malgorzata Szolkowska, Katarzyna Blasinska-Przerwa, Magdalena Knetki-Wroblewska, Piotr Rudzinski, Renata Langfort
The optimal sequencing of postoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy in patients with locally advanced or incompletely resected non-small cell lung cancer
Michael J. Weyant
Comparing apples to oranges: short-term mortality after surgery versus stereotactic body radiotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Kathryn E. Engelhardt, David D. Odell, Malcolm M. DeCamp
Application of bronchoscope for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tube: new ideas from old ways
Ching Feng Wu, Yin-Kai Chao
Patient selection for VV ECMO: have we found the crystal ball?
Abhilasha Ahuja, Kiran Shekar
Targeting minimal residual disease after surgery with molecular targeted therapy: the real path to a cure?
Katsuhiro Masago, Shiro Fujita, Yasushi Yatabe
Can molecularly targeted therapy cure patients with resected EGFR mutant NSCLC?
Myron Klevansky, Thomas John
EML4-ALK V3, treatment resistance, and survival: refining the diagnosis of ALK+ NSCLC
Petros Christopoulos, Martina Kirchner, Volker Endris, Albrecht Stenzinger, Michael Thomas
Elective ICU admission after major surgery: can too much support be futile?
Fernando G. Zampieri
Lung cancer resection in octogenarian patients
Lorenzo Spaggiari, Francesco Petrella, Paolo Maione, Cesare Gridelli
Minimally invasive surgery is best treatment for early lung cancer
Scott J. Swanson
Stereotactic body radiotherapy for operable, early stage non-small cell lung cancer—let’s all take a deep breath
Eric B. Howell, Kathleen S. Berfield, Douglas E. Wood
Stereotactic body radiotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer has low post-treatment mortality
Joshua R. Niska, Terence T. Sio, Thomas B. Daniels, Staci E. Beamer, Dawn E. Jaroszewski, Helen J. Ross, Harshita R. Paripati, Steven E. Schild
Surgery vs. SBRT in retrospective analyses: confounding by operability is the elephant in the room
William A. Stokes, Chad G. Rusthoven
The immune system as a victim and aggressor in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Joshua J. C. McGrath, Martin R. Stampfli
Strategy of intentional limited resection for lung adenocarcinoma in situ
Terumoto Koike, Teruaki Koike, Masaya Nakamura, Yuki Shimizu, Tatsuya Goto, Seijiro Sato, Masanori Tsuchida
Weighing the relative importance of short-term versus long-term outcomes when comparing surgery versus stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer
Paul J. Speicher, Thomas A. D’Amico
Developing competency in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
Lars Konge, René Horsleben Petersen, Charlotte Ringsted
Reperfusion injury to ischemic medullary brain nuclei after stopping continuous positive airway pressure-induced CO2-reduced vasoconstriction in sleep apnea
J. Howard Jaster
SECURE PCI: how important can a subgroup analysis be?
Mathieu Kerneis, Megan K. Yee, C. Michael Gibson
In acute respiratory distress syndrome, is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation an adjuvant for “everyone”?
Lars Mikael Broman
The PRESET-Score: the extrapulmonary predictive survival model for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome
Santiago Montero, Arthur S. Slutsky, Matthieu Schmidt
Infection and colonisation in V-V ECMO—not a predictor of poor outcome
Christoph Fisser, Maximilian Valentin Malfertheiner
Editorial based on: “Risk of dementia in adults with congenital heart disease: population-based cohort study”
Mirthe J. Mebius, Marcus T. R. Roofthooft, Arend F. Bos
Between hypoxia or hyperoxia: not perfect but more physiologic
Chiara Robba, Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi
Who benefits from postoperative ICU admissions?—more research is needed
Chi-Min Park, Gee Young Suh
What about prognostic outcome parameters in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) treated with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO)?
Thomas Datzmann, Karl Träger
Early treatment with high-potency statins in patients with acute coronary syndrome—an example of personalized medicine
Emanuel Harari, Alon Eisen
Fat but fit for the improved survival in lung cancer surgery
Luca Bertolaccini, Francesca Calabrese, Jury Brandolini, Barbara Bonfanti, Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Nicola Lacava, Piergiorgio Solli
Early oral intake through meticulous chewing after esophagectomy
Ian Wong, Simon Law
Who really benefits from surgical tray reduction?
Ava John-Baptiste
MetaLanc9 as a novel biomarker for non-small cell lung cancer: promising treatments via a PGK1-activated AKT/mTOR pathway
Ramon Andrade De Mello, Pedro Nazareth Aguiar, Hakaru Tadokoro, Tállita Meciany Farias-Vieira, Pedro Castelo-Branco, Gilberto de Lima Lopes, Daniel Humberto Pozza
Prone Positioning for ARDS: still misunderstood and misused
Francesco Pugliese, Cristina Babetto, Francesco Alessandri, Vito Marco Ranieri


The supplement was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding.