Vol 10, Supplement 33 (November 27, 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Non-pulmonary manifestations of respiratory syncytial virus infection
Despoina Gkentzi, Gabriel Dimitriou, Ageliki Karatza
Is only fixed positive airway pressure a robust tool for kidney protection in patients with obstructive sleep apnea?
Kyoung Sook Park, Ea Wha Kang
Smart devices for a smart detection of atrial fibrillation
Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, Camila S. García-Talavera, José Manuel Rubio
The elusive ground glass opacity, revealed
Melissa L. Korb, Bryan M. Burt
Prophylaxis with amiodarone for postoperative atrial fibrillation: when and who?
Willemijn F. B. van der Does, Natasja M. S. de Groot
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy: transitions in practice
Andrew P. Dhanasopon, Daniel J. Boffa
Osimertinib—first or second line for epidermal growth factor (EGFR) mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer?
John A. Green
Preoperative pulmonary function testing and postoperative complications
Yusuke Takahashi, Shigeki Suzuki
The significance of surgery following concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Masanobu Nakajima, Hiroto Muroi, Maiko Kikuchi
Psoas muscle area: a new standard for frailty assessment in cardiac surgery?
Leora B. Balsam
Early post-traumatic pulmonary-embolism in patients requiring ICU admission: more complicated than we think!
Mabrouk Bahloul, Mariem Dlela, Nadia Khlaf Bouaziz, Olfa Turki, Hedi Chelly, Mounir Bouaziz
Current situation and consideration on the enhanced recovery protocols in lung cancer surgery
Shuangjiang Li, Guowei Che, Cheng Shen, Kun Zhou
Spontaneous ventilation in thoracoscopic thymectomy: breathing freely
Brian Cohen, M. Blair Marshall
Preemptive endovascular treatment of uncomplicated Stanford Type B aortic dissection
Tadashi Kitamura
Aortic wall inflammation: a more accurate predictor of aneurysm expansion and aneurysm rupture risk than aortic diameter?
Kosmas I. Paraskevas
Digital pleural drainages—what is the real value for patients?
Marcelo Jiménez, Nuria Novoa, Gonzalo Varela
Two-edged sword: how activation of the “proto-oncogene” yes-associated protein 1 in lung squamous cell carcinoma can surprisingly inhibit tumor growth
Thomas Andl, Claudia D. Andl, Yuhang Zhang
A case for the smart use of smartwatch-based technologies
Tommaso Sanna
NIBIT-MESO-1: limitations and clinical perspectives in MPM treatment testing an immune checkpoint blockade combination in a single-arm study
Paolo Bironzo, Riccardo Taulli
Digital pleural drainage technology is here to stay—time to realize its potential
Ching Yeung, Sebastien Gilbert
The application of the “KISS principle” for the treatment of type A acute aortic dissection: is this always right?
Luca Di Marco, Alessandro Leone, Giacomo Murana, Davide Pacini
Standardization in maze procedure: a step towards a better future
Ovidio A. García-Villarreal
Early stage resectable non-small cell lung cancer: is neoadjuvant immunotherapy the right way forward?
Rita Chiari, Angelo Sidoni, Giulio Metro
Dual role of YAP: oncoprotein and tumor suppressor
Eekhoon Jho
To do or not to do lymphadenectomy in part-solid lung adenocarcinoma
Woohyun Jung, Sukki Cho
The use of del Nido cardioplegia for multiple cardiac surgery in adults
Wan Kee Kim, Joon Bum Kim
Targeted surgical therapy for lung cancer
Brendon M. Stiles
Hyperoxia in post-cardiac arrest: friend or foe?
Jean-François Llitjos, Alain Cariou
Empyema editorial
Daniel G. Dunlap, Roy Semaan, David Feller-Kopman
Biomarkers for early detection of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury
Reza Tavakoli, Guillaume Lebreton
A myo-inositol diet for lung cancer prevention and beyond
Jae-il Roh, Han-Woong Lee
Editorial on “Long-term outcomes after near-infrared sentinel lymph node mapping in non-small cell lung cancer”
Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Marco Chiappetta, Maria Teresa Congedo, Leonardo Petracca-Ciavarella, Gianmaria Ferretti, Stefano Margaritora
Predicting factors of ground-glass lung nodule for growth
Takatoshi Aoki
Radiologic presentation of non-small cell lung cancer treated with anti-PD-1 therapy
Eun Young Kim, Young Saing Kim, Inkeun Park, Hee Kyung Ahn, Hee Young Lee, Jeong Ho Kim
Morphological assessment of thymic carcinoma through imaging: is computed tomography useful in selecting patients for surgery and in predicting incomplete resection?
Adriano Massimiliano Priola, Sandro Massimo Priola
Editorial on the article entitled “Secondary surgical-site infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: A multi-institutional prospective cohort study”
Francesco Nicolini
Induction systemic therapy followed by surgery for stages II–III non-small cell lung cancer: steady efforts
Ikuo Sekine, Yuka Aida, Hideo Suzuki
Strain overestimates non-viable myocardium in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation: understandable discrepancy of complementary methods?
Jonathan Beaudoin, Mario Sénéchal
Meticulous lymph node dissection and gross pathological examination improves survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients
Matthias Heldwein, Maximilian Michel, Fabian Doerr, Khosro Hekmat
The role of handheld spirometry in lung surgery
Gregor J. Kocher, Konstantinos Gioutsos
Driving pressure in obese patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: one size fits all?
Felipe S. L. Vianna, Flavia Julie do Amaral Pfeilsticker, Ary Serpa Neto
Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in adjuvant treatment of lung cancer—the more specific, the better?
Elisabeth Smolle, Martin Pichler
Intracellular signal transduction pathways as potential drug targets for ischemia-reperfusion injury in lung transplantation
Lei Huang, Chengliang Yang, Mingyao Liu
The usefulness of radiographic imaging for predicting the resectability of thymic carcinoma
Yoshiyuki Ozawa
Preoperative detrimental effect on cerebral function of severe congenital heart disease
Andrew C. Chatzis, Evangelia Grisbolaki
Chylothorax, new insights in treatment
Pavlos Papoulidis, Puwalani Vidanapathirana, Joel Dunning
Deciding to trust, coming to believe: sentinel lymph node assessment in lung cancer
Yin-Kai Chao
Spontaneous ventilation thoracoscopic thymectomy: attractive or exceptionable?
Eugenio Pompeo, Ahmed G. Elkhouly
MDT is still important in the treatment of early stage lung cancer
Hongbing Liu, Yong Song
Precision and targeted therapy in cardiac surgery
Ali Fatehi Hassanabad, Paul W. M. Fedak
Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) for timing of initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury?
Eric A. Hoste, Wim Vandenberghe
Tumor mutation burden in lung cancer: a new predictive biomarker for immunotherapy or too soon to tell?
Mariam Alexander, Jose Galeas, Haiying Cheng
Smoking cessation and lung cancer screening: new perspectives from the SCALE project
Filippo Lococo, Giuseppe Cardillo, Giulia Veronesi
Taking care of the soldiers
Song Wan, Zhao-Yun Cheng
What are the best predictors and management for a long-term clinical success after surgical AF ablation?
Shiro Nakahara
Renal resistive index as a biomarker for acute kidney injury in aortic valve surgery
Thin Xuan Vo, Munir Boodhwani
The effect of smoking and TP53 mutations on molecular-targeted therapy in lung adenocarcinoma patients
Katsuhiro Okuda, Hiroshi Haneda, Keisuke Yokota, Tsutomu Tatematsu, Ryoichi Nakanishi
Targeting the miR-630/YAP1/ERK feedback loop in epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated lung adenocarcinomas
Jinglin Zhang, Alfred S. L. Cheng, Jun Yu, Ka Fai To, Wei Kang
Gap between clinical and basic researches in multifocal synchronous lung adenocarcinoma studies
Yoshihisa Shimada, Norihiko Ikeda
Combined exosomal RNA and circulating tumor DNA for epidermal growth factor mutation detection in non-small cell lung cancer
Chiara Lazzari, Vanesa Gregorc, Maria Giulia Cangi, Elisa Giovannetti, Alessandra Bulotta, Mariacarmela Santarpia
Effect of preoperative pregabalin in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Noriyuki Matsutani, Nobuhiko Seki
Intrathoracic core needle biopsy and repeat biopsy for PD-L1 evaluation in non-small cell lung cancer
Giulia Maria Stella, Chandra Bortolotto, Andrea Riccardo Filippi
PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitor toxicities in non-small cell lung cancer
Bairavi Shankar, Jarushka Naidoo
Lung-sparing intensity-modulated radiotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma: palliative or potentially radical?
Angela Botticella, Dirk De Ruysscher
Single ventricle, many arrhythmias
Robert Whitehill, Peter Fischbach, Matthew E. Oster
Editorial on: current state of empyema management
Martin Reichert, Johannes Bodner
Firmer footing for ventilating and monitoring the injured lung
John J. Marini
Electrical storm: mechanistic and therapeutic considerations to avoid death in the survivors
Yukiomi Tsuji, Dobromir Dobrev
Chronic dyspnoea: finding the cause to reduce mortality
Gene R. Pesola, Vikhyath Terla, Nasir Malik, Habibul Ahsan
Circulating tumor DNA analysis in patients with EGFR mutant lung cancer
Shigeki Nanjo, Trever G. Bivona
“Comparison of the toxicity profile of PD-1 versus PD-L1 inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer”: is there a substantial difference or not?
Alessia Spagnuolo, Cesare Gridelli
Do toxicity patterns vary between programmed death-1 and programmed death ligand-1 inhibitors?
Dwight H. Owen, Gregory A. Otterson
Editorial on ‘Estimation of Myocardial Viability in Patients with Ischaemic Mitral Regurgitation’ (Morgan et al.)
Shubhra Sinha, Hunaid A. Vohra
Editorial on “What FDG-PET response-assessment method best predicts survival after curative-intent chemoradiation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): EORTC, PERCIST, Peter Mac or Deauville criteria?”
Joan Fledelius
Permanent pacemaker implantation is never a benign complication after aortic valve replacement
Suk Ho Sohn, Ho Young Hwang
Programmed death ligand-1 inhibitors potentially carry a lower risk of pneumonitis compared with programmed death-1 inhibitors in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Minoru Fukuda, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Mukae, Kazuto Ashizawa
Airway pressure release ventilation versus conventional ventilation for the management of pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: do we have an answer?
Krishna Kishore Umapathi, Maroun J. Mhanna
Non-ablative hypofractionated hemithoracic radiation—a new standard of care in mesothelioma?
Marc de Perrot, John Cho
Left ventricular assist device may improve glycemic control in diabetes mellitus patients but the reverse is not true
Amer Hamdan, Etienne Puymirat, Nicolas Danchin, Nadia Aissaoui
The importance of PD-L1 diagnostic assay harmonization for the selection of lung cancer immunotherapy
Juan-Manuel Hernandez-Martinez, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barrón, Andrés F. Cardona, Oscar Arrieta
The Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ventilatory management is still a complicated picture
Davide Chiumello, Silvia Coppola
Examining EML4-ALK variants in the clinical setting: the next frontier?
Malini Patel, Jyoti Malhotra, Salma K. Jabbour
Serum microRNA guiding personalized radiation therapy in nonsmall cell lung cancer
Neha P. Amin, Pranshu Mohindra, Salma K. Jabbour
A leopard can’t change its spots: can a T790M mutation-positive cancer change its spots after epidermal growth factor receptortyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy?
Kai Obayashi, Kimihiro Shimizu, Seshiru Nakazawa, Yoichi Ohtaki, Natsuko Kawatani, Ibe Takashi, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Mogi, Ken Shirabe
The false illusion of coronary thrombus device-management
Benoit Lattuca, Gilles Montalescot
The ongoing struggle with empyema management: is surgery really the answer?
Eihab O. Bedawi, Lonny Yarmus, Najib M. Rahman
Computed tomography characteristics of non-small cell lung cancers with EGFR T790M mutation: role of imaging in the era of precision medicine
Hyungjin Kim, Hyun-Ju Lee
Postoperative chest tube management for patients undergoing lobectomy: evidence-based practice
Fayez Kheir
SmgGDS, a new piece in the thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection puzzle
Marjolijn Renard
Frailty—a strong risk marker in heart surgery?
Ulrik Sartipy
Challenges in thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
Hiroki Aoki
Oscillating between prone ventilation and ECMO?
Jayshree Lavana, Kiran Shekar
Significance of testing for TP53 gene mutations in lung adenocarcinoma using targeted gene sequencing
Yuki Matsumura, Yuki Owada-Ozaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki
Expanding the gamut of circulating tumor DNA applications
Meghan Kaumaya, Balazs Halmos
Psoas muscle index: a novel instrument in planning the treatment of severe aortic stenosis in frail patients
Vito D. Bruno, Mustafa Zakkar
Indications and timing of conversion to thoracotomy during videoassisted lung resection
Francesco Petrella
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery versus surgery alone for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus: the (NEOCRTEC5010) trial—a timely and welcome clinical trial from the Far East
Toni Lerut
Successful rebuilding after disaster, even in the heart, starts with infrastructure
Michael P. Robich, Sergey Ryzhov, Douglas B. Sawyer
Lung resection and immunotherapy: two allied for a new hope in lung cancer cure
Bertrand Mennecier, Anne Olland, Gilbert Massard, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Changing paradigms of non-small cell lung cancer treatment
Francesco Guerrera, Fabrizio Tabbò, Enrico Ruffini, Pietro Bertoglio
Liquid biopsy guided precision therapy for lung cancers
Chongrui Xu, Michael Offin, Paul K. Paik, Bob T. Li

Letter to the Editor

Clinical application of invasive cardiopulmonary exercise test for dyspnea diagnosis in Chinese people
Yi Gao, Tao Wang, Chunli Liu, Yi Hong, Wenli Chen, Yanghan Chen, Nuofu Zhang, Shiyue Li, Jingping Zheng, Nanshan Zhong, Cheng Hong
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: the great pretender
Eluisa La Franca, Calogero Falletta, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Giovanni Gentile, Gabriele Di Gesaro, Cesar Mario Hernandez Baravoglia, Caterina Gandolfo, Antonella Frenda, Giuseppe Caramanno, Francesco Clemenza, Michele Pilato
Mitochondria in β-adrenergic signaling: emerging therapeutic perspectives in heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias
Christos Kontogiannis, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Michael Spartalis, Ioannis Paraskevaidis, Sofia Chatzidou


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