Vol 10, Supplement 29 (October 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Management of Database)

Original Article

A country wide adaptation of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons lung cancer core database: the Hungarian model
Zalan Szanto, Jozsef Furak, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Alessandro Brunelli, Gyoergy Lang, The Hungarian Society of Thoracic Surgery
Lessons learned from the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing: the Dutch model for quality assurance in lung cancer treatment
Naomi Beck, Fieke Hoeijmakers, Erwin M. Wiegman, Hans J. M. Smit, Franz M. Schramel, Willem H. Steup, Ad F. T. M. Verhagen, Wilhelmina H. Schreurs, Michel W. J. M. Wouters
Management of database: European Society of Thoracic Surgeons mesothelioma database—difficulties in improving quality data for rare tumour
Andrea Bille
National quality registries: how to improve the quality of data?
Fieke Hoeijmakers, Naomi Beck, Michel W. J. M. Wouters, Hubert A. Prins, Willem H. Steup
Focus on specific disease-part 2: the European Society of Thoracic Surgery chest wall database
Benedetta Bedetti, Davide Patrini, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci, Piergiorgio Solli, Joachim Schmidt, Marco Scarci

Review Article

Blazing new trails: initial efforts to create a joint Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STSESTS) dataset
Christopher W. Seder
An adaptation of the Hungarian model: the Brazilian model
Maria Teresa Ruiz Tsukazan, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Benoit Jacques Bibas, Michele Salati
The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) thymic database
Enrico Ruffini, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Francesco Guerrera, Pier Luigi Filosso, Pascal Thomas, Nuria Novoa, Bernhard Moser, Danilo Pellicano, Stefano Passani
Beyond borders—international database collaboration in thoracic surgery
John Agzarian, Yaron Shargall
The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) lung neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) database
Pier Luigi Filosso, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Paolo Solidoro, Danilo Pellicano, Stefano Passani, Francesco Guerrera, Enrico Ruffini, the ESTS Lung Neuroendocrine Working-Group Participating Centers
How to set up a database?—a five-step process
Alice Brembilla, Bérenger Martin, Anne-Laure Parmentier, Maxime Desmarets, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Marc Puyraveau, Frédéric Mauny


The supplement “Management of Database” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the supplement.