Vol 12, No 7 (July 21, 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

WNT signaling pathway regulator-FRAT2 affects oncogenesis and prognosis of basal-like breast cancer
Yao Zhou, Can Li, Jie Peng, Ping Luo, Chunwei Xie, Shengshan Liu, Ge Chen, Taiyuan Li
Change in quality of life of stage IA lung cancer patients after sublobar resection and lobectomy
Esther Février, Rowena Yip, Betsy J. Becker, Emanuela Taioli, David F. Yankelevitz, Raja Flores, Claudia I. Henschke, Rebecca M. Schwartz, for the IELCART Investigators
New applications of a portable isolation hood for use in several settings and as a clean hood
Hidekazu Nishimura, Yuxuan Fan, Soichiro Sakata
Adverse events after pleurodesis in patients with malignant pleural effusion
Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Priscila Berenice da Costa, Alberto Jorge Monteiro Dela Vega, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
Comparison of outcomes following isolated repair of tricuspid versus bicuspid aortic valves
Anatol Prinzing, Johannes Boehm, Magdalena Erlebach, Konstantinos Sideris, Ruediger Lange, Markus Krane
Intrabronchial stents in heterogenous emphysema: a highly selected material followed 5 years
Gunnar Hillerdal, Hirsh Koyi
Population-based analysis of small cell carcinoma of the esophagus using the SEER database
Jiangyan Li, Jun Ma, Hao Wang, Jianyong Niu, Lin Zhou
Efficacy and safety of airway stenting to treat anastomotic complications after lung transplant: a cohort study
Kevin C. Ma, Mingyang Li, Andrew R. Haas, Anthony R. Lanfranco, Edmund K. Moon, David M. DiBardino
Combining node location and node ratio as a prognostic factor for surgical resected non-small cell lung cancer: a population-based study
Huajie Xing, Mengyu Hu, Jingyu Chen, Yongqing Guo, Deruo Liu, Chaoyang Liang
Impact of da Vinci Xi robot in pulmonary resection
Basem G. Soliman, Duc T. Nguyen, Edward Y. Chan, Ray K. Chihara, Leonora M. Meisenbach, Edward A. Graviss, Min P. Kim
Serial disseminated intravascular coagulation score with neuron specific enolase predicts the mortality of cardiac arrest—a pilot study
Qiangrong Zhai, Lu Feng, Hua Zhang, Meng Wu, Daidai Wang, Hongxia Ge, Shu Li, Langfang Du, Kang Zheng, Hui Li, Shaoyu Liu, Jingjing Zhao, Wei Huai, Qingbian Ma
Comparison of post-operative pain and quality of life between uniportal subxiphoid and intercostal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Jian Chen, Sara Volpi, Jason M. Ali, Giuseppe Aresu, Liang Wu, Zhigang Chen, Jin Wang, Bei Chen, Chenlu Yang, Kostis Marios Soultanis, Gening Jiang, Lei Jiang
A phase 2 study of adjuvant carboplatin plus S-1 followed by maintenance S-1 therapy for patients with completely resected stage II/IIIA non-small cell lung cancer—Japanese Northern East Area Thoracic Surgery Study Group JNETS1302 study
Takeo Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Jiro Abe, Akira Sakurada, Chiaki Endo, Nobuyuki Sato, Tohru Hasumi, Hiroyuki Deguchi, Hiroyuki Oura, Satomi Takahashi, Hajime Saito, Hidetaka Uramoto, Motoyasu Sagawa, Yoshinori Okada
The classification and treatment strategies of post-esophagectomy airway-gastric fistula
Changchun Wang, Chengqiang Li, Xun Yang, Weimin Mao, Youhua Jiang, Jie Wu, Qiang Zhao, Anqi Ji, Qixun Chen, Hecheng Li, Jinshi Liu
Bronchoscopic light delivery method for peripheral lung cancer photodynamic therapy
Hwailuh Chang, Kuo Sheng Liao, Yei-San Hsieh
Clinical evaluation of right recurrent laryngeal nerve nodes in thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Zhen-Xuan Li, Xiao-Dong Li, Xian-Ben Liu, Wen-Qun Xing, Hai-Bo Sun, Zong-Fei Wang, Rui-Xiang Zhang, Yin Li
Does the use of locking plates or mesh and wires influence the risk of symptomatic non-union of the sternal osteotomy after modified Ravitch?
Erik R. de Loos, Karel W. E. Hulsewé, Enzo R. J. van Loo, Johannes A. Kragten, Paul F. Höppener, Jamiu O. Busari, Yvonne L. J. Vissers
Long-term outcomes of tracheobronchial stenosis due to tuberculosis (TSTB) in symptomatic patients: airway intervention vs. conservative management
Ken Cheah Hooi Lee, Shera Tan, Junyang Ken Goh, Anne Ann Ling Hsu, Su Ying Low
Development of a nomogram for preoperative prediction of lymph node metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer: a SEER-based study
Chufan Zhang, Qian Song, Lanlin Zhang, Xianghua Wu
Insights into Friedman stage II and III OSA patients through drug- induced sleep endoscopy
Chen Zhao, Alonço Viana Jr, Yifei Ma, Robson Capasso
Investigation of a family cluster outbreak of COVID-19 indicates the necessity of CT screening for asymptomatic family members in close contact with confirmed patients
Zhifeng Liu, Qiwen Wu, Zhikang Zou, Yeping Yao, Jinhui Cai, Tao Liu, Zhengfei Yang, Qingyu Liu
Development of a lightweight, ‘on-bed’, portable isolation hood to limit the spread of aerosolized influenza and other pathogens
Hidekazu Nishimura, Soichiro Sakata
The interstitial lung disease spectrum under a uniform diagnostic algorithm: a retrospective study of 1,945 individuals
Bingpeng Guo, Lulin Wang, Shu Xia, Mengmeng Mao, Weiping Qian, Xiaomin Peng, Zexuan Zheng, Rongchang Chen, Qian Han, Qun Luo
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle biopsy skill for peripheral lung lesions and complications prevention
Hongxia Zhang, Yang Guang, Wen He, Linggang Cheng, Tengfei Yu, Yu Tang, Haiman Song, Xin Liu, Yukang Zhang
Comparison of minimally invasive surgery for non-flail chest rib fractures: a prospective cohort study
Yang Li, Erji Gao, Yi Yang, Zongli Gao, Weiwei He, Yonghong Zhao, Weiming Wu, Tiancheng Zhao, Xiang Guo
Astragaloside IV sensitizes non-small cell lung cancer cells to cisplatin by suppressing endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagy
Song-Tao Lai, Yan Wang, Fei Peng
Effect of high-flow nasal cannula versus conventional oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation for preventing reintubation: a Bayesian network meta-analysis and systematic review
Ling Sang, Lingbo Nong, Yongxin Zheng, Yonghao Xu, Sibei Chen, Yu Zhang, Yongbo Huang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yimin Li

iMDT Corner

First-line treatment selection with organoids of an EGFRm + TP53m stage IA1 patient with early metastatic recurrence after radical surgery and follow-up
Ziqi Jia, Yanyu Wang, Lei Cao, Yadong Wang, Yang Song, Xiaoying Yang, Zhongxing Bing, Zhili Cao, Peng Liu, Shuyang Zhang, Zexin Chen, Min Huang, Yan Yu, Han Han-Zhang, Jinlei Song, Daniel C. Christoph, Antonio Passaro, Cesare Gridelli, Tomoyuki Hishida, Naixin Liang, Shanqing Li

Original Article on Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer1

Differences in molecular epidemiology of lung cancer among ethnicities (Asian vs. Caucasian)
Motohiro Izumi, Tomohiro Suzumura, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kenji Sawa, Naoki Yoshimoto, Yoko Tani, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Shigeki Mitsuoka, Kazuhisa Asai, Tomoya Kawaguchi

Editorial on Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer Through Early Diagnosis and Smoking Cessation2

The importance both of early diagnosis and smoking cessation in the battle against lung cancer
Alfredo Tartarone

Review Article on Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer Through Early Diagnosis and Smoking Cessation2

Focus on lung cancer screening
Alfredo Tartarone, Rosa Lerose, Michele Aieta
Possible role of circulating tumor cells in early detection of lung cancer
Cristina Poggiana, Elisabetta Rossi, Rita Zamarchi
KRAS mutations testing in non-small cell lung cancer: the role of Liquid biopsy in the basal setting
Mariantonia Nacchio, Roberta Sgariglia, Valerio Gristina, Pasquale Pisapia, Francesco Pepe, Caterina De Luca, Ilaria Migliatico, Eduardo Clery, Lorenza Greco, Elena Vigliar, Claudio Bellevicine, Antonio Russo, Giancarlo Troncone, Umberto Malapelle
Impact of tobacco control interventions on smoking initiation, cessation, and prevalence: a systematic review
Daniela Bafunno, Annamaria Catino, Vito Lamorgese, Gabriella Del Bene, Vito Longo, Michele Montrone, Francesco Pesola, Pamela Pizzutilo, Sandro Cassiano, Angelica Mastrandrea, Donata Ricci, Patrizia Petrillo, Niccolò Varesano, Antonella Zacheo, Domenico Galetta
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS): not still ready to put on END
Daniele Lavacchi, Giandomenico Roviello, Maria Grazia Rodriquenz
Cardiovascular risk of smoking and benefits of smoking cessation
Giuseppina Gallucci, Alfredo Tartarone, Rosa Lerose, Anna Vittoria Lalinga, Alba Maria Capobianco
Improving lung cancer outcomes through smoking cessation: the Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE) experience
Enrica Capelletto, Francesco Passiglia, Federica Ferraresi, Stefania Vallone, Silvia Novello


1. The series “Ethnic Difference in Lung Cancer” was commissioned by the Editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Tomoya Kawaguchi and Philip C. Mack served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

2. The series “Improving Outcomes in Lung Cancer Through Early Diagnosis and Smoking Cessation” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any sponsorship or funding. Alfredo Tartarone served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.