Vol 11, No 4 (April 30, 2019): Journal of Thoracic Disease


Robotic sleeve resections: new territory but not the final frontier
Byron D. Patton
Robotic sleeve lobectomy-recent advances
Ben Shanahan, Katie E. O’Sullivan, Karen C. Redmond
Surgical treatment of invasive thymomas: which approach?
Angelo Carretta
Imaging for malignant pleural effusions—still no routine role of positron emission tomography
David T. Arnold, Nick Maskell
Stereotactic body radiation therapy versus metastasectomy for oligometastases
Haoming Qiu, Alan W. Katz, Michael T. Milano
Will minimally invasive sleeve resection become the future trend for treatment of advanced lung cancer?
Takayuki Kosaka, Kimihiro Shimizu, Seshiru Nakazawa, Kai Obayashi, Yoichi Ohtaki, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Mogi, Ken Shirabe
A customized, covered metallic stent to repair a postoperative bronchopleural fistula: a promising endobronchial approach
Masahide Oki, Yukio Seki
Multiport and uniportal VATS sleeve resections
Gregor J. Kocher
Pulmonary artery denervation: a novel treatment modality for pulmonary hypertension
Trixie Le, Christian Makar, Philip Morway, Nir Hoftman, Soban Umar
Innovating customized stents for the treatment of bronchopleural fistula
Oren Fruchter

Original Article

Efficacy and safety profile of roflumilast in a real-world experience
Aykut Cilli, Halid Bal, Hakan Gunen
Quantitative FDG PET/CT may help risk-stratify early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients at risk for recurrence following anatomic resection
Stephanie Harmon, Christopher W. Seder, Song Chen, Anne Traynor, Robert Jeraj, Justin D. Blasberg
Prognostic factors of advanced or postoperative recurrent non-small cell lung cancer targeted with immune check point inhibitors
Yoshinobu Ichiki, Akihiro Taira, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Hiroki Matsumiya, Masataka Mori, Masatoshi Kanayama, Yusuke Nabe, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Yoshihisa Fujino, Fumihiro Tanaka
Platelet-leukocyte rich gel application in the prevention of deep sternal wound problems after cardiac surgery in obese diabetic patients
Harry Vermeer, Silvia S. F. Aalders-Bouhuijs, Jacoline Steinfelder-Visscher, Stefan M. van der Heide, Wim J. Morshuis
Greater survival despite increased complication rates following lung transplant for alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency compared to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
John R. Spratt, Roland Z. Brown, Kyle Rudser, Umesh Goswami, Marshall I. Hertz, Jagadish Patil, Irena Cich, Sara J. Shumway, Gabriel Loor
Efficacy of perioperative chemotherapy for pulmonary high-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas: a propensity score matching analysis
Hiroyuki Ogawa, Yugo Tanaka, Yoshitaka Kitamura, Nahoko Shimizu, Takefumi Doi, Daisuke Hokka, Shinya Tane, Wataru Nishio, Masahiro Yoshimura, Yoshimasa Maniwa
Influence of prophylactic antibiotic duration on postoperative pneumonia following pulmonary lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer
Hiroyuki Deguchi, Makoto Tomoyasu, Wataru Shigeeda, Yuka Kaneko, Hironaga Kanno, Hajime Saito
Evaluation of high-risk pulmonary nodules and pathologic correlation in patients enrolled in a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) program
Kaleen Kassem, Mark Shapiro, Lyall Gorenstein, Killol Patel, Christina Laird
Thromboelastography or rotational thromboelastometry for bleeding management in adults undergoing cardiac surgery: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
Caie Li, Qiming Zhao, Kun Yang, Luxia Jiang, Jing Yu
Diagnostic value of ProGRP for small cell lung cancer in different stages
Aoran Dong, Jiali Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Xiubao Ren, Xinwei Zhang
Oxygenation impairment in patients with acute aortic dissection is associated with disorders of coagulation and fibrinolysis: a prospective observational study
Zhifeng Gao, Xin Pei, Chen He, Yuefeng Wang, Jiakai Lu, Mu Jin, Weiping Cheng
Prognosis of upstaged N1 and N2 disease after curative resection in patients with clinical N0 non-small cell lung cancer
Jae Kil Park, Youngkyu Moon
The effect of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation on parenchymal remodeling detected by quantitative computed tomography
Caterina Salito, Andrea Aliverti, Davide Tosi, Francesca Pennati, Rosaria Carrinola, Lorenzo Rosso, Paolo Tarsia, Letizia Corinna Morlacchi, Mario Nosotti, Alessandro Palleschi
A rapid shallow breathing index threshold of 85 best predicts extubation success in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with hypercapnic respiratory failure
Reza Goharani, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Iman H. Galal, Leonardo Cordeiro de Souza, Behrooz Farzanegan, Farshid R. Bashar, Michele Vitacca, Seyedpouzhia Shojaei, Seyed M. M. Mosavinasab, Shunsuke Takaki, Andrew C. Miller
A micro-costing evaluation of lobectomy by thoracotomy versus thoracoscopy
Maud Charvin, Hans Martin Späth, Alain Bernard, Anne-Claire Bertaux
Comparative study of anatomic lung resection by robotic vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Lingling Huang, Yaxing Shen, Mark Onaitis
The use of surgery in a real-world clinic to diagnose and treat pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent patients
Bumhee Yang, Hyun Lee, Taebum Lee, Sun-Hyung Kim, Min Young Kim, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Sumin Shin, Seonwoo Kim, Kyung Soo Lee, O. Jung Kwon, Hojoong Kim
Long-term outcomes of balloon-expandable bare stent as chimney stent in thoracic endovascular aortic repair for supra-aortic branches reconstruction
Fei Liu, Wei Zhang, Guili Wang, Tong Yuan, Xiaolong Shu, Daqiao Guo, Lixin Wang, Weiguo Fu
Defining the role of adjuvant radiotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: a propensity-matched landmark analysis of the National Cancer Database
David B. Nelson, David C. Rice, Kyle G. Mitchell, Anne S. Tsao, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Mara B. Antonoff, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Garrett L. Walsh, Stephen G. Swisher, Jack A. Roth, Daniel R. Gomez, Reza J. Mehran, Boris Sepesi
Combining current of injury and P-wave sensing optimized right atrial active-fixation leads implantation
Meng-Rong Chen, Fei-Long Zhang, Wei-Wei Wang, Xue-Hai Chen, Jian-Hua Chen, Liang-Long Chen
Effects of glycyrrhizin on lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in a mouse model
Song Am Lee, Seung Hyun Lee, Jin Yong Kim, Woo Surng Lee
Classification and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outpatients in China according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017: comparison with GOLD 2014
Yanan Cui, Zhongshang Dai, Lijuan Luo, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
The impact of low forced vital capacity on behavior restrictions in a population with airflow obstruction
Noeul Kang, Sun Hye Shin, Seonhye Gu, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho, Ho Jung Jeong, Gee Young Suh, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park
Impacts of incomplete revascularization following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting on clinical outcomes of patients with triple-vessel lesions: insights from a single-center study of propensity-matched data
Qiang Ji, Yun Zhao, Kai Zhu, Kai Song, Jinqiang Shen, Yulin Wang, Ye Yang, Wenjun Ding, Limin Xia, Chunsheng Wang
Computed tomography of the chest in unilateral pleural effusions: outcome of the British Thoracic Society guideline
Simon Reuter, Dennis Lindgaard, Christian Laursen, Barbara Malene Fischer, Paul Frost Clementsen, Uffe Bodtger
Difference in central nerve system metastasis during gefitinib or erlotinib therapy in patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective study
Kazushi Yoshida, Shintaro Kanda, Hideaki Shiraishi, Keiko Goto, Kota Itahashi, Yasushi Goto, Hidehito Horinouchi, Yutaka Fujiwara, Hiroshi Nokihara, Noboru Yamamoto, Yuichiro Ohe
Role of wedge resection in bronchial carcinoid (BC) tumors: SEER database analysis
Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Navneet Narula, Abu Nasar, Sebron Harrison, Benjamin Lee, Brendon M. Stiles, Christopher Lau, Nasser K. Altorki, Jeffrey L. Port
A novel fully covered self-expandable segmental metallic stents for the treatment of refractory esophageal stenosis
Yonghua Bi, Jianzhuang Ren, Jindong Li, Zepeng Yu, Xinwei Han, Gang Wu
Circulating free tumor-derived DNA to detect EGFR mutations in patients with advanced NSCLC: French subset analysis of the ASSESS study
Marc G. Denis, Marie-Pierre Lafourcade, Gwenaëlle Le Garff, Charles Dayen, Lionel Falchero, Pascal Thomas, Chrystèle Locher, Gérard Oliviero, Muriel Licour, Martin Reck, Nicola Normanno, Olivier Molinier
Influence of comorbidities in long-term survival of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
Selma Aydogan Eroglu, Hakan Gunen, Halil Ibrahim Yakar, Ethem Yildiz, Murat Kavas, Dildar Duman
Impact of initial plasma presepsin level for clinical outcome in hospitalized patients with pneumonia
Motoi Ugajin, Yu Matsuura, Kei Matsuura, Hiroshi Matsuura
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors in non-small cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases: a meta-analysis
Zhiguo Zhang, Hongwei Guo, Yuanli Lu, Wei Hao, Lei Han
Novel approach for predicting occult lymph node metastasis in peripheral clinical stage I lung adenocarcinoma
Cheng-Yang Song, Daisuke Kimura, Takehiro Sakai, Takao Tsushima, Ikuo Fukuda
Comparison between monitored anesthesia care and general anesthesia in patients undergoing device closure of atrial septal defect
Yong-Seok Park, Dae-Kee Choi, Jiwon Kang, Jihoon Park, Kyoung-Woon Joung, In-Cheol Choi
Saving the split: the benefits of VATS thymectomy
Daniel J. Gross, Bardiya Zangbar, Nagarajan Muthu, Erin H. Chang, Abbasali Badami, Louis Stein, Rainer Gruessner, Robert Poston
Four-arm robotic lung resection versus muscle-sparing mini-thoracotomy: retrospective experience
Marion Durand, Elias Dabboura, Laurent Lamonerie, Anne Herkert, Véronique Zarka, Anne-Sophie Carrier, Stanislas Ropert
Outcomes comparison between neoadjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer patients
Xiaoting Tao, Chongze Yuan, Difan Zheng, Ting Ye, Yunjian Pan, Yawei Zhang, Jiaqing Xiang, Hong Hu, Haiquan Chen, Yihua Sun
Expression of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) and its prognostic value in pleural mesothelioma
Jeronimo Rafael Rodríguez-Cid, Orlando García-Acevedo, Javier Benjamin-Contreras, Diana Bonilla-Molina, Rodrigo Rafael Flores-Mariñelarena, Luis Martínez-Barrera, Jorge Arturo Alatorre-Alexander, Carla Paola Sanchez-Ríos, Maria del Rosario Flores-Soto, Patricio Javier Santillan-Doherty, Erika Sagrario Peña-Mirabal
Clinical outcome and hemodynamic performance of St. Jude Trifecta aortic prosthesis: short-term follow-up and risk factors analysis
Paolo Nardi, Calogera Pisano, Fabio Bertoldo, Sara Rita Vacirca, Monica Greci, Carlo Bassano, Antonio Scafuri, Antonio Pellegrino, Giovanni Ruvolo
Perioperative outcome of lung cancer surgery in women: results from a Spanish nationwide prospective cohort study
Juan J. Fibla, Laureano Molins, Florencio Quero, José Miguel Izquierdo, David Sánchez, Jorge Hernández, Clara Bayarri, Marc Boada, Ángela Guirao, Antonio Cueto, on behalf of the Group of Postoperative Complications of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgeons (GCP-SECT)
Usefulness of impulse oscillometry for the assessment of bronchodilator response in elderly patients with chronic obstructive airway disease
Jin-Han Park, Jae Ha Lee, Hyo-Jung Kim, Nari Jeong, Hang-Jea Jang, Hyun-Kuk Kim, Chan Sun Park
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax in cancer patients
Horiana B. Grosu, Macarena R. Vial, Mike Hernandez, Liang Li, Roberto F. Casal, Georgie A. Eapen, David E. Ost
A faster detection method for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin—POCT quantum dot fluorescence immunoassay
Peiling Zhou, Haohao Liu, Lan Gong, Bo Tang, Yabing Shi, Chengjian Yang, Zhijun Han
Single-port thoracoscopic wedge resection using the Endo GIA Radial Reload: outcome of 15 cases
Atsushi Sano
Hydrogen gas inhalation ameliorates lung injury after hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation
Duk Hwan Moon, Du-Young Kang, Seok Jin Haam, Tetsuya Yumoto, Kohei Tsukahara, Taihei Yamada, Atsunori Nakao, Sungsoo Lee
Intramuscular stimulation as a novel alternative method of pain management after thoracic surgery
Duk Hwan Moon, Jinyoung Park, Du-Young Kang, Hye Sun Lee, Sungsoo Lee
Outcomes of concurrent chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for esophageal squamous cell cancer patients presenting with oligometastases
Yongshun Chen, Xinyu Cheng, Haixia Song, Abraham J. Wu, Geoffrey Y. Ku, Percy Lee, Marije Slingerland, Kazuo Koyanagi, Shaobo Ke, Hu Qiu, Wei Shi, Yi Gao, Jiamei Chen, written on behalf of AME Radiation Oncology Collaborative Group
The utility of the Stapler with PGA sheet for pulmonary wedge resection: a propensity score-matched analysis
Wataru Shigeeda, Hiroyuki Deguchi, Makoto Tomoyasu, Yuka Kaneko, Hironaga Kanno, Tatsuo Tanita, Hajime Saito
Fungal infection in lung transplant recipients in perioperative period from one lung transplant center
Weizhen Qiao, Jian Zou, Fengfeng Ping, Zhenge Han, Lingling Li, Xiuzhi Wang
Vitamin C alone does not improve treatment outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis or septic shock: a retrospective cohort study
Jee Hwan Ahn, Dong Kyu Oh, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
Routine practice in mechanical ventilation in cardiac surgery in Italy
Elena Bignami, Antonio Di Lullo, Francesco Saglietti, Marcello Guarnieri, Vincenzo Pota, Sabino Scolletta, Carlo Alberto Volta, Luigi Vetrugno, Franco Cavaliere, Luigi Tritapepe
Thymic epithelial tumor complicated by immunological abnormalities: results from a single-center retrospective study in China
Tian-Yan Shi, Xiao-Hong Wen, Xu-Hua Shi, Yue-Wu Lu
Early β-blockers administration might be associated with a reduced risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Yibo He, Feier Song, Shiqun Chen, Zhaodong Guo, Bowen Liu, Li Lei, Lihao He, Jiyan Chen, Ning Tan, Yong Liu
Simple pre-procedure risk stratification tool for contrast-induced nephropathy
Zhonghan Ni, Yan Liang, Nianjin Xie, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Shiqun Chen, Jianfeng Ye, Yibo He, Wei Guo, Ning Tan, Jiyan Chen, Yong Liu, Zhujun Chen, Shouhong Wang
Novel risk model for predicting acute adverse drug reactions following cardiac catheterization from TRUST study (The Safety and toleRability of UltraviSt in Patients Undergoing Cardiac CaTheterization)
Yibo He, Yuming Huang, Junqing Yang, Jin Liu, Guoli Sun, Feier Song, Shiqun Chen, Ning Tan, Zhonghan Ni, Yong Liu, Jiyan Chen

Short Communication

Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung diseases secondary to systemic rheumatic diseases: a prospective study and review of the literature
Andreina Manfredi, Marco Sebastiani, Stefania Cerri, Caterina Vacchi, Roberto Tonelli, Giovanni Della Casa, Giulia Cassone, Amelia Spinella, Pancaldi Fabrizio, Fabrizio Luppi, Carlo Salvarani

iMDT Corner

Bone cement is a suitable treatment for sternal reconstruction in patients with recurrent sternal wound infections
Jianfei Shen, Junhong Lin, Hongfei Ge, Ke Jin, Ahmet Kilic, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Francesco Nappi, Taufiek Konrad Rajab, Min Kong, Baofu Chen
Multidisciplinary team approach on massive postpartum pulmonary thromboembolism: experience from three cases
Hyeran Kang, Yoon Mi Shin, Sang Min Kim, Yook Kim, Laura Adelaide Dalla Vecchia, Kwok Ming Ho

Editorial of Air Pollution Section2

Health effects of air pollution: what we need to know and to do in the next decade
Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Ian M. Adcock, Zhipeng Bai, Kian Fan Chung, Xiaoli Duan, Zhangfu Fang, Jicheng Gong, Feng Li, Richard K. Miller, Xinghua Qiu, David Q. Rich, Bin Wang, Yongjie Wei, Dongqun Xu, Tao Xue, Yinping Zhang, Mei Zheng, Tong Zhu


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.

2. The series “Air Pollution” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Junfeng (Jim) Zhang served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.