Vol 11, No 2 (February 26, 2019): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Treatment of severe idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—is sildenafil the next (in)stage?
Conal Hayton, Christopher Craig, Nazia Chaudhuri
Improving pain after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy—advantages of a wound retractor camera port
Walker Julliard, Alexander S. Krupnick
Right ventricular-pulmonary artery coupling—an emerging perspective in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Sameer Arora, Nikita Patil, John Vavalle
Right ventricular-pulmonary artery coupling in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: is it relevant?
Sameer A. Hirji, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Immune checkpoint inhibitors in esophagogastric cancer: still a long way to go
Christos Fountzilas, Steven N. Hochwald
Editorial on “Complications after esophagectomy are associated with extremes of body mass index”
Erin M. Corsini, Boris Sepesi
Adjunctive therapies in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—where do we stand?
Brandon Nokes, Kamyar Afshar
Long-term outcomes and quality of life should be the future focus of research measuring effectiveness of lung cancer surgery approaches
Rishindra M. Reddy
Aligning airway management strategy with resuscitation priorities for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Nicholas E. Burjek, Katharine M. Burns, Narasimhan Jagannathan
The promise and challenges of deep learning models for automated histopathologic classification and mutation prediction in lung cancer
Pradnya D. Patil, Brian Hobbs, Nathan A. Pennell
Protective ventilation for lung cancer surgery, the truth likely lies somewhere in the middle
Steven Milman, Thomas Ng
Mechanical ventilation during lobectomy: is this lung behaving as a “baby”?
Ala-Eddin S. Sagar, Roberto F. Casal
Is nerve-sparing surgery enough to prevent chronic postthoracotomy pain?
Kristine Pearson-Chauhan, Asokumar Buvanendran
Understanding the mechanisms of immune-evasion by lung cancer in the context of chronic inflammation in emphysema
Ramin Salehi-Rad, Steven M. Dubinett

Original Article

Incidence of malignancy and survival in patients with idiopathic pleuritis
Simon Bertram Reuter, Paul Frost Clementsen, Uffe Bodtger
Computational fluid dynamic study of different incision length of coronary artery bypass grafting in a native coronary stenosis model
Kaoru Matsuura, Wei Wei Jin, Hao Liu, Goro Matsumiya
Clinical implications of discrepant results between genotypic MTBDRplus and phenotypic Löwenstein-Jensen method for isoniazid or rifampicin drug susceptibility tests in tuberculosis patients
Ji Young Kang, Jung Hur, Shinyoung Kim, Sanghoon Jeon, Jaeha Lee, Youn Jeong Kim, Seok Chan Kim, Yeon Joon Park, Young Kyoon Kim, Hwa Sik Moon
Clinical efficacy of high-flow oxygen therapy through nasal cannula in patients with acute heart failure
Min Gyu Kang, Kyehwan Kim, Sunmi Ju, Hyun Woong Park, Seung Jun Lee, Jin-Sin Koh, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Yong Hwang, Jae Seok Bae, Jong-Hwa Ahn, Jeong Yoon Jang, Yongwhi Park, Young-Hoon Jeong, Choong Hwan Kwak, Jeong Rang Park
Perioperative systemic magnesium sulphate to minimize acute and chronic post-thoracotomy pain: a prospective observational study
Verena Ghezel-Ahmadi, David Ghezel-Ahmadi, Joachim Schirren, Charalambos Tsapopiorgas, Grietje Beck, Servet Bölükbas
The association between living below the relative poverty line and the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Young Seok Lee, Jee Youn Oh, Kyung Hoon Min, Sung Yong Lee, Kyung Ho Kang, Jae Jeong Shim
Thoracoscopic thymectomy with partial superior vena cava resection for locally advanced thymomas
Ning Xu, Zhitao Gu, Chunyu Ji, Xuefei Zhang, Tangbing Chen, Wentao Fang
An audit of mortality by using ECMO specific scores and APACHE II scoring system in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a tertiary intensive care unit in Hong Kong
Wai Tsan Ng, Lowell Ling, Gavin M. Joynt, Kai Man Chan
Pathological discrepancies in the diagnosis of thymic epithelial tumors: the Tallinn-Lyon experience
Kersti Oselin, Nicolas Girard, Katrin Lepik, Aidi Adamson-Raieste, Tõnu Vanakesa, Ingemar Almre, Tiina Leismann, Lara Chalabreysse
Galactomannan detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid corrected by urea dilution for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis among nonneutropenic patients
Yuetian Yu, Cheng Zhu, Hui Shen, Chunyan Liu, Ruru Guo, Yuan Gao, Wenjuan Wu, Liangjing Lu
The clinical value of a new method of functional lymph node dissection in video-assisted thoracic surgery right non-small cell lung cancer radical resection
Sui Chen, Shijie Huang, Shaobin Yu, Ziyang Han, Lei Gao, Zhimin Shen, Mingqiang Kang
Application of alveolar recruitment strategy and positive end-expiratory pressure combined with autoflow in the one-lung ventilation during thoracic surgery in obese patients
Zhi-Guo Shi, Wan-Ming Geng, Guang-Kuo Gao, Chun Wang, Wei Liu
Initial clinical impact of inhaled nitric oxide therapy for refractory hypoxemia following type A acute aortic dissection surgery
Guo-Guang Ma, Guang-Wei Hao, Hao Lai, Xiao-Mei Yang, Lan Liu, Chun-Sheng Wang, Guo-Wei Tu, Zhe Luo
Comparison of lymph node dissection and lymph node sampling for non-small cell lung cancers by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Weigang Zhao, Tangbing Chen, Jian Feng, Zhitao Gu, Zhexin Wang, Chunyu Ji, Wentao Fang
Re-challenge chemotherapy in patients with sensitive relapse small-cell lung cancer and interstitial lung disease
Shingo Nasu, Hidekazu Suzuki, Kazunori Moriizumi, Yuki Hara, Satoshi Tanaka, Hiromune Takada, Satomu Morita, Ayako Tanaka, Takayuki Shiroyama, Naoko Morishita, Norio Okamoto, Tomonori Hirashima
Pneumonitis as a complication of immune system targeting drugs?—a meta-analysis of anti-PD/PD-L1 immunotherapy randomized clinical trials
Mohamed Rahouma, Massimo Baudo, Maha Yahia, Mohamed Kamel, Katherine D. Gray, Adham Elmously, Galal Ghaly, Ihab Eldessouki, Ahmed Abouarab, Ali N. Cheriat, Naglaa Abdel Karim, Abdelrahman Mohamed, John Morris, Mario Gaudino
One-stage video-assisted thoracic surgery for bilateral multiple pulmonary nodules
Guoqiu Xu, Xiangning Fu
Mechanical circulatory support for refractory cardiogenic shock post-acute myocardial infarction—a decade of lessons
Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, Sudeep Das De, Francesco Nappi, Ahmed Al-Adhami, Yasser Hegazy, Jonathan Dalzell, Harikrishna Doshi, Andrew Sinclair, Philip Curry, Mark Petrie, Colin Berry, Nawwar Al-Attar
A comparison of fractional flow reserve determination and coronary angiography results in patients with unstable angina and analysis of related factors
Xue Tian, Zhe Tang
Clinical characteristics and prognosis of ground-glass opacity nodules in young patients
Jun Wang, Han Ma, Chong-Jun Ni, Jing-Kang He, Hai-Tao Ma, Jin-Feng Ge
Risk of recurrence in stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung: a multi-institutional study on synergism between type of surgery and type of nodal staging
Francesco Guerrera, Filippo Lococo, Andrea Evangelista, Ottavio Rena, Luca Ampollini, Jacopo Vannucci, Luca Errico, Paolo Olivo Lausi, Luigi Ventura, Valentina Marchese, Massimiliano Paci, Pier Luigi Filosso, Alberto Oliaro, Caterina Casadio, Francesco Puma, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Ardissone
Effect of second primary cancer on the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer
Bingqun Wu, Yong Cui, Jintao Tian, Xiaoping Song, Pengcheng Hu, Shenhai Wei
Association of the TLR1 variant rs5743557 with susceptibility to tuberculosis
Miaomiao Zhang, Jing Wang, Yu Wang, Shouquan Wu, Andrew J. Sandford, Jun Luo, Jian-Qing He

Short Communication

Radical aggressive treatment among non-small cell lung cancer patients with malignant pleural effusion without extra-thoracic disease
Oscar Arrieta, Ixel Escamilla-López, Iván Lyra-González, Feliciano Barrón, Laura Alejandra Ramírez-Tirado, Edgar Vergara, José Francisco Corona-Cruz, Federico Maldonado, Edgardo Jiménez-Fuentes

Letter to the Editor

Survival implications of transbronchial cryobiopsy and other diagnostic modalities in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Jasleen K. Pannu, Justin C. Hewlett, Aaron B. Smith, Wendi R. Mason, Heidi Chen, Otis B. Rickman, Robert J. Lentz, Jonathan A. Kropski, Fabien Maldonado


Erratum to epidemiology, incidence and mortality of lung cancer and their relationship with the development index in the world
Hosein Rafiemanesh, Mojtaba Mehtarpour, Farah Khani, Sayed Mohammadali Hesami, Reza Shamlou, Farhad Towhidi, Hamid Salehiniya, Behnam Reza Makhsosi, Ali Moini


1. 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.