Vol 11, No 10 (October 30, 2019): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Expert Consensus

Expert consensus on tubeless video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (Guangzhou)
Jianxing He, Jun Liu, Chengchu Zhu, Tianyang Dai, Kaican Cai, Zhifeng Zhang, Chao Cheng, Kun Qiao, Xiang Liu, Guangsuo Wang, Shun Xu, Rusong Yang, Junqiang Fan, Hecheng Li, Jiang Jin, Qinglong Dong, Lixia Liang, Jinfeng Ding, Kaiming He, Yulin Liu, Jing Ye, Siyang Feng, Yu Jiang, Haoda Huang, Huankai Zhang, Zhenguo Liu, Xia Feng, Zhaohua Xia, Mingfei Ma, Zhongxin Duan, Tonghai Huang, Yali Li, Qiming Shen, Wenfei Tan, Hong Ma, Yang Sun, Congcong Chen, Fei Cui, Wei Wang, Jingpei Li, Zhexue Hao, Hui Liu, Wenhua Liang, Xusen Zou, Hengrui Liang, Hanyu Yang, Yingfen Li, Shunjun Jiang, Calvin S. H. Ng, Diego González-Rivas, Eugenio Pompeo, Raja M. Flores, Yaron Shargall, Mahmoud Ismail, Vincenzo Ambrogi, Ahmed G. Elkhouly, Sook Whan Sung, Keng Ang

Original Article

Impact of complex segmentectomies by video-assisted thoracic surgery on peri-operative outcomes
Benoît Bédat, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Thortsen Krueger, Jean Yannis Perentes, Matthieu Zellweger, Frédéric Triponez, Wolfram Karenovics, Michel Gonzalez
Intracorporeal direct measurement for localizing peripheral pulmonary nodules during thoracoscopy
Ming-Wei Kao
Safety and efficacy of sufentanil combined with midazolam in bronchoscopy under conscious sedation: retrospective study of 11,158 cases
Yao Yao, Zhuquan Su, Yu Chen, Yongshun Ye, Liya Lu, Changhao Zhong, Xiaobo Chen, Chunli Tang, Shiyue Li
Dysphagia predict the response to second cycle neoadjuvant chemotherapy in first cycle no response esophageal carcinoma
Yan Zheng, Yin Li, Jianjun Qin, Wenqun Xing, Xianben Liu, Haibo Sun, Xiankai Chen
Real world data of combined lung cancer and interstitial lung disease
Tatsuo Kawahara, Hiroyuki Sakashita, Takafumi Suzuki, Tomoya Tateishi, Yasunari Miyazaki
A novel biosimulator based on ex vivo porcine lungs for training in peripheral tissue sampling using endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath
Tsukasa Ishiwata, Takahiro Nakajima, Jiro Terada, Koichiro Tatsumi
Comparison between thoracoscopic and open approaches in thymoma resection
Guo-Wen Wang, Tao Tao, Chuan-Kui Li, Qi-Cai Li, Gui-Xin Duan, Hai-Wei Sang, Hai-Jun Dong, Zu-Yi Wang
Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea-related hypertension in police officers in Southern China
Minxia Pan, Qiong Ou, Baixin Chen, Zuogeng Hong, Hui Liu
The No-apnea score vs. the other five questionnaires in screening for obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome in patients with cerebral infarction
Riken Chen, Wang Liu, Junfen Cheng, Zhenzhen Zheng, Manqing Ba, Min Peng, Qizhong He, Huajing Yang, Tao Chen, Cheng Hong
Assessment of respiratory drive with esophageal diaphragmatic electromyography in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome treated with prone position ventilation
Qing-Wen Sun, Xiao-Cong Li, Zhi-Min Lin, Wen Jiang, Yuan-Ming Luo, Wen-Zheng Huang, Tai-Min Guo, Yuan-Da Xu, Nan-Shan Zhong
The probability of nodal metastasis in novel T-factor: the applicability of sublobar resection
Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Taiki Fujiwara, Hidemi Suzuki, Takahiro Nakajima, Masako Chiyo, Ichiro Yoshino
The effect of tumor locations of esophageal cancer on the metastasis to liver or lung
Dashan Ai, Yun Chen, Qi Liu, Jiaying Deng, Kuaile Zhao
Renal hemodynamics by return cannular position of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in swine
Hee Jung Kim, Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Seung Jung, In Seup Kim, Choon-Hak Lim, Ho Sung Son
The B1 defective type of bifurcated right upper lobe bronchus
Min Zhang, Ning Mao, Si-Hang Wang, Qing-Chen Wu, Ming-Jian Ge
Burden and clinical characteristics of high grade tuberculosis destroyed lung: a nationwide study
Deokjae Han, Hwa Young Lee, Kyeongju Kim, Taehoon Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Chin Kook Rhee
Low versus high pulse oxygen saturation directed oxygen therapy in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled pilot study
Xiaobo Yang, You Shang, Shiying Yuan
Survival and late toxicities following concurrent chemo-radiotherapy for locally advanced stage III non-small cell lung cancer: findings of a 10-year Australian single centre experience with long term clinical follow up
M. Nazim Abbas, Adeola Ayoola, Sunita Padman, Rajiv Kumar, John Leung, Shahid Ullah, Bogda Koczwara, Shawgi Sukumaran, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Amitesh Roy, Alison M. Richards, Jeffrey J. Bowden, Christos S. Karapetis
Risk factors of severe hemoptysis in patients with fungus ball
Tae Hoon Kim, Hyun Jung Koo, Chae-Man Lim, Sang-Bum Hong, Jin Won Huh, Kyung Wook Jo, Tae Sun Shim, Woo Sung Kim, Younsuck Koh
Prognostic significance of anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement in patients with completely resected lung adenocarcinoma
Yinglei Liu, Xiangyun Ye, Yongfeng Yu, Shun Lu
Pulmonary papillary squamous cell carcinoma: a population-based analysis of incidence, treatment, and prognosis
Qingchen Yuan, Na Sun, Zibo Meng, Xiao Chen
Clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of lung cancer in young patients aged 30 years and younger
Fang Li, Huayu He, Bin Qiu, Ying Ji, Kelin Sun, Qi Xue, Wei Guo, Dali Wang, Jun Zhao, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mu, Shugeng Gao
Lateral decubitus chest radiography or chest ultrasound to predict pleural adhesions before medical thoracoscopy: a prospective study
Khady Thiam, Julien Guinde, Sophie Laroumagne, Valerian Bourinet, Julie Berbis, Nafissatou Omar Touré, Hervé Dutau, Philippe Astoul
The fate of aspergilloma patients after surgical treatment—experience from 22 cases
Katriina Pihlajamaa, Veli-Jukka Anttila, Jari V. Räsänen, Juha T. Kauppi, Ulla Hodgson
Morbidity, mortality and long-term outcome of lung cancer resections performed in palliative intent
Emanuel Palade, Jutta Günter, Juan M. M. Gomez, Ulrich F. Wellner, Severin Schmid, Sebastian Wiesemann, Bernward Passlick
Blood clot removal by cryoextraction in critically ill patients with pulmonary hemorrhage
Lars Henning Schmidt, Arik Bernard Schulze, Dennis Goerlich, Christoph Schliemann, Torsten Kessler, Veronika Rottmann, Daniel den Toom, Felix Rosenow, Jan Sackarnd, Georg Evers, Michael Mohr
Methacholine bronchial provocation test for assessment of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in preschool children
Bao-Hong Li, Wei-Jie Guan, Zheng Zhu, Yi Gao, Jia-Ying An, Xin-Xin Yu, Jin-Ping Zheng
Differentially expressed miRNAs in circulating exosomes between atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm
Suyu Wang, Jie Min, Yue Yu, Liang Yin, Qing Wang, Hua Shen, Jie Yang, Peng Zhang, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Serum lactate dehydrogenase activity and its isoenzyme patterns in patients with pectus excavatum
Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Jun Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim, Jung Wook Han
Role of endoscopic transparent cap in managing pediatric foreign bodies in the entrance of the esophagus in a waking state
Yang Wang, Wei Chen

Surgical Technique

An infrared coagulator to assist surgical treatment of infective endocarditis
Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Sachito Minegishi, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yu Takahashi, Satoko Funata, Yusuke Inaba

Review Article of Cough Section1

Types and applications of cough-related questionnaires
Zhijing Wang, Miao Wang, Siwan Wen, Li Yu, Xianghuai Xu

Editorial Commentary

Is the length of esophageal invasion only associated with mediastinal nodal metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (Siewert type II and III) after neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy?
Shinji Mine
Is local consolidative therapy adequate for the treatment of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer?
Taichiro Goto
Should we include microorganisms in scores to predict outcome in candidates for cardiac surgery during the acute phase of endocarditis?
Pierre Tattevin, Pierre Fillâtre, Serge Tchamgoué, Mathieu Lesouhaitier, Nicolas Nesseler, Jean-Marc Tadié
Oncologic validity of minimally invasive lobectomy for early stage lung cancer
Todd L. Demmy, Sai Yendamuri
Basics of changes in hemodynamic monitoring in sepsis care
Jae Chol Yoon, Won Young Kim
Pushing the envelope of minimally invasive esophagectomy
Chien-Hung Chiu, Yin-Kai Chao
Driving the discussion about the greater propensity for doing better with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer
Abigail K. Zamora, Anthony W. Kim
Infective endocarditis and outcomes of valve surgery: the bug, the valve, the host and the unknown
Sudarshan Balla, Mohamad Alkhouli
Bugs at the operating theatre in infective endocarditis: one step forward, still a long way to go
Juan M. Pericàs, Eduard Quintana, José M. Miró


1. The series “Cough Section” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Peter Dicpinigaitis served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series from March 2016 to October 2019.

2. 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.