Vol 12, No 11 (November 2020): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

The feasibility and safety of radical esophagectomy in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with pembrolizumab for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Seong Yong Park, Min Hee Hong, Hye Ryun Kim, Chang Geol Lee, Jae Ho Cho, Byoung Chul Cho, Dae Joon Kim
Comparison of clinical characteristics between patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who retested RT-PCR positive versus negative: a retrospective study of data from Nanjing
Yuan Liu, Ning Ding, Shixiang Zhou, Chen Chen, Shan Huang, Yanling Lv, Damin Jiao, Yishan Zheng, Zhiliang Hu, Chuanjun Xu, Wei Chen, Hui Dai, Wenkui Sun, Cong Cheng, Ru Lv, Jian Cheng, Zi Ye, Zhengjie Li, Yongxiang Yi, Hongxia Wei
Midterm results of less invasive approach to ascending aorta and aortic root surgery
Jakub Staromłyński, Mariusz Kowalewski, Wojciech Sarnowski, Radosław Smoczyński, Anna Witkowska, Maciej Bartczak, Dominik Drobiński, Waldemar Wierzba, Piotr Suwalski
Risk factors of postoperative recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Taiki Fujiwara, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Takahide Toyoda, Terunaga Inage, Yuichi Sakairi, Fumihiro Ishibashi, Hidemi Suzuki, Takahiro Nakajima, Ichiro Yoshino
Quantitative assessment of pulmonary function in lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients using high-resolution computed tomography and pulmonary function tests
Zhiwen Ni, Thomas S. C. Ng, Jie Liu, Suidan Huang, Xiaoling Li, Xiaoyin Xu, Huai Chen
Quantitation and predictors of short-term mortality following extrapleural pneumonectomy, pleurectomy/decortication, and nonoperative management for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Christopher Wright, Vivek Verma, Andrew R. Barsky, Waqar Haque, Praveen V. Polamraju, Ethan B. Ludmir, Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Eric J. Lehrer, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Surbhi Grover, Joseph S. Friedberg, Charles B. Simone II
Predictive value of radiological features on spread through air space in stage cIA lung adenocarcinoma
Zhenrong Zhang, Zhan Liu, Hongxiang Feng, Fei Xiao, Weipeng Shao, Chaoyang Liang, Hongliang Sun, Xinlei Gu, Deruo Liu
Transcervical minimally invasive esophagectomy: hemodynamic study on an animal model
Xiaosang Chen, Shuanggen Xue, Jun Xu, Ming Zhong, Xiaochuan Liu, Guangyi Lin, Yaxing Shen, Lijie Tan
Size and extranodal extension of metastatic lymph nodes in lung adenocarcinoma
Duk Hwan Moon, Jin-Ho Choi, Hee Chul Yang, Moon Soo Kim, Jong Mog Lee, Geon-Kook Lee, Jae Hyun Jeon
Long-term survival of thoracoscopic surgery compared with open surgery for clinical N0 adenocarcinoma
Shin-ichi Yamashita, Keita Tokuishi, Toshihiko Moroga, Asahi Nagata, Naoko Imamura, So Miyahara, Yasuhiro Yoshida, Ryuichi Waseda, Toshihiko Sato, Takeshi Shiraishi, Kazuki Nabeshima, Katsunobu Kawahara, Akinori Iwasaki
Comparing the rate of fiberoptic bronchoscopy use with a video double lumen tube versus a conventional double lumen tube—a randomized controlled trial
Akinjide Onifade, Dlorean Lemon-Riggs, Aaron Smith, Taylor Pak, Jessica Pruszynski, Scott Reznik, Tiffany S. Moon
Association of early elevated cardiac troponin I concentration and longitudinal change after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and adverse events: a prospective cohort study
Yan Li, Yuqi Li, Qiuming Hu, Shuai Zheng, Baiyu Tian, Fei Meng, Zonghao Chen, Jie Han, Shengyu Wang, Haibo Zhang, Chunlei Xu, Yixin Jia, Yuqing Jiao, Jintao Fu, Xu Meng
Pulmonary metastasectomy for pulmonary metastasis of breast cancer has a limited prognostic impact: a multi-institutional retrospective analysis
Makoto Endoh, Satoshi Shiono, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Mingyon Mun, Norihiko Ikeda, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Hirotoshi Horio, Hisao Asamura, Ichiro Yoshino, Haruhisa Matsuguma, Jun Nakajima, Takahiko Oyama, Yasushi Shintani, Mitsuo Nakayama, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura, on behalf of the Metastatic Lung Tumor Study Group of Japan
Learning curve of mitral valve repair: cumulative sum failure analysis from single high-volume center
Jun Li, Yun Zhao, Tianyu Zhou, Kai Zhu, Junyu Zhai, Yongxin Sun, Lai Wei, Wenjun Ding, Tao Hong, Hao Lai, Chunsheng Wang
A multicenter, prospective, observational study on montelukast monotherapy or montelukast-based combinations treating cough variant asthma
Jiangtao Lin, Zaiyi Wang, Chen Qiu, Zhen Wang, Shanping Jiang, Huaping Tang, Xuefen Wang, Zhongmin Qiu, Yong He, Jianping Zhao, Guochao Shi, Shenghua Sun, Limin Wang, Lin Chen, Jue Wang, Annhua Mao
Transcatheter aortic valve resection: new mechanical devices
Huangdong Dai, Georg Lutter, Derk Frank, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Ayça Topal, Assad Haneya, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Thomas Puehler
Association of stress hyperglycemia ratio with intracoronary thrombus burden in diabetic patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Jiapeng Chu, Jiani Tang, Yan Lai, Yanhua Gao, Zi Ye, Chunyu Guan, Keke Ding, Yian Yao, Fei Chen, Xuebo Liu
Copeptin concentration following cardiac surgery as a prognostic marker of postoperative acute kidney injury: a prospective cohort study
Keigo Yamashita, Takehisa Abe, Yoshihiro Hayata, Tomoaki Hirose, Shun Hiraga, Ryohei Fukuba, Junichi Takemura, Rei Tonomura, Kazuki Yamamoto, Shinya Yokoyama, Shigeki Taniguchi
Impact of hypertension on short- and long-term survival of patients who underwent emergency surgery for type A acute aortic dissection
Zhigang Wang, Min Ge, Tao Chen, Cheng Chen, Qiuyan Zong, Lichong Lu, Dongjin Wang
Outcomes of left internal mammary artery with saphenous vein composite graft to bypass the left anterior descending artery: a propensity-matched study
Dongjie Li, Song Gu, Yan Liu, Xitao Zhang, Xiangguang An, Jun Yan, Hong Wang, Yulin Guo, Pixiong Su
Time to surgery in thoracic cancers and prioritization during COVID-19: a systematic review
Scott C. Fligor, Savas T. Tsikis, Sophie Wang, Ana Sofia Ore, Benjamin G. Allar, Ashlyn E. Whitlock, Rodrigo Calvillo-Ortiz, Kevin Arndt, Mark P. Callery, Sidhu P. Gangadharan
Clinical adjustability of radiological tools in patients with surgically resected cT1N0-staged non-small-cell lung cancer from the long- term survival evaluation
Hiroaki Kuroda, Takeo Nakada, Yuko Oya, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirokazu Matsusita, Noriaki Sakakura
Managements of 13 emergency cardiac surgeries under COVID-19 pandemic in a Sentinel Hospital
Xingjian Hu, Yin Wang, Jiahong Xia, Nianguo Dong, Jiawei Shi
Charlson comorbidity index as a predictor of short-term outcomes after pulmonary resection
Weipeng Shao, Zhenrong Zhang, Jun Zhang, Hongxiang Feng, Chaoyang Liang, Deruo Liu
The role of postoperative radiotherapy in stage II and III thymoma: a Korean multicenter database study
Seung Hwan Song, Jee Won Suh, Woo Sik Yu, Go Eun Byun, Seong Yong Park, Chang Young Lee, Dae Joon Kim, Hyo Chae Paik, Kyung Young Chung, Geun Dong Lee, Sehoon Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Dong Kwan Kim, Seung-Il Park, Jong Ho Cho, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Jae Il Zo, Young Mog Shim, Yoohwa Hwang, Samina Park, In Kyu Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Young Tae Kim, Jin Gu Lee
Implications of pneumonitis after chemoradiation and durvalumab for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Comron Hassanzadeh, Timothy Sita, Rohan Savoor, Pamela P. Samson, Jeffrey Bradley, Michelle Gentile, Michael Roach, Nisha Mohindra, Saiama Waqar, Timothy J. Kruser, Clifford Robinson
Inspiratory training and immediate lung recovery after resective pulmonary surgery: a randomized clinical trial
Sabina Lähteenmäki, Thanos Sioris, Heidi Mahrberg, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Jari Laurikka
Three tumor markers for improved efficacy in the management of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma
Akifumi Nakamura, Teruhisa Takuwa, Masaki Hashimoto, Ayumi Kuroda, Toru Nakamichi, Seiji Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Takashi Kijima, Seiki Hasegawa
Long-term prognosis in patients with end-stage renal disease after coronary artery bypass grafting
Philip Y. K. Pang, Christopher K. J. Teow, Ming Jie Huang, Madhava J. Naik, See Lim Lim, Victor T. T. Chao, Teing Ee Tan, Yeow Leng Chua, Yoong Kong Sin
Surgical modality for stage IA non-small cell lung cancer among the elderly: analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database
Weixi Wang, Yan Sun, Huiting Li, Minwei Bao, Xiaogang Liu, Gening Jiang, Cong Ye, Yu Hu
Should we screen patients for carotid artery disease before lung cancer resection?
Anne Charloux, Cézar Matau, Jérémie Jégu, Olivier Rouyer, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Elisabeth Quoix
Surgical rheumatic mitral valve repair compared with percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty in mitral stenosis in current era: a propensity score matching study
Jie Han, Baiyu Tian, Fang Wu, Yuqing Jiao, Shuai Pang, Jinguo Xu, Xu Meng
Postpneumonectomy syndrome related to the thickness of the fat tissue in the anterior mediastinum: a retrospective observational study
Yasoo Sugiura, Takashi Nakayama, Toshinori Hashizume
Comparison of latest generation supra-annular and intra-annular self-expanding transcatheter heart valves
Costanza Pellegrini, Tobias Rheude, Jonathan Michel, Hector A. Alvarez-Covarrubias, Sarah Wünsch, N. Patrick Mayr, Erion Xhepa, Adnan Kastrati, Heribert Schunkert, Michael Joner, Markus Kasel
Management strategy of Type A Aortic Dissection in a developing center from China: 16 years experiences
Yuzhou Lu, Yunxing Xue, He Zhang, Wei Xie, Weiwei Zhao, Dongjin Wang, Qing Zhou
Heart rate variability as a potential diagnostic tool to predict compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy in patients with primary focal hyperhidrosis
Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Jun Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, In Sub Kim, Jung Wook Han, Seok Whan Moon
Using structured progress to measure competence in flexible bronchoscopy
Kristoffer Mazanti Cold, Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen, Uffe Bodtger, Leizl Joy Nayahangan, Paul Frost Clementsen, Lars Konge
Acute Stanford type B aortic dissection—who benefits from genetic testing?
Philipp Erhart, Laura Gieldon, Marius Ante, Daniel Körfer, Tim Strom, Caspar Grond-Ginsbach, Dittmar Böckler
Long non-coding RNA expression profiles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with coronary artery disease
Wei Zhong, Qiaoting Deng, Xunwei Deng, Zhixiong Zhong, Jingyuan Hou
CT-guided localization techniques of small pulmonary nodules: a prospective non-randomized controlled study on pulmonary nodule localization needle and methylene blue staining with surgical glue
Jian Kong, Jianxi Guo, Hua Zhang, Yong Li, Guangsuo Wang, Yanfang Zhang

iMDT Corner1

Hybrid video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery sleeve lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a case report
Chenlei Zhang, Zhanwu Yu, Jijia Li, Peng Zu, Pingwen Yu, Gebang Wang, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryuichi Waseda, Raul Caso, Giulio Maurizi, Hongxu Liu
Alveolar adenoma of the lung: multidisciplinary case discussion and review of the literature
Leonid Roshkovan, Jeffrey C. Thompson, Sharyn I. Katz, Charuhas Deshpande, Taylor Jenkins, Anna K. Nowak, Rosyln Francis, Carole Dennie, Dominique Fabre, Sunil Singhal, Maya Galperin-Aizenberg

Study Protocol

A phase II, single-centre trial of neoadjuvant toripalimab plus chemotherapy in locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Wenqun Xing, Lingdi Zhao, Xiaomin Fu, Guanghui Liang, Yong Zhang, Dongfeng Yuan, Zhenxuan Li, Quanli Gao, Yan Zheng, written on Henan Cancer Hospital Thoracic Oncology Group (HCHTOG)

Original Article of GARD Section2

Barriers and incentives for Italian paediatricians to become smoking cessation promoters: a GARD-Italy Demonstration Project
Giovanna Cilluffo, Giuliana Ferrante, Renato Cutrera, Giorgio Piacentini, Elisabetta Bignamini, Massimo Landi, Paola Martucci, Luigi Morcaldi, Fabio Midulla, Giovanni Viegi, Stefania La Grutta

Editorial on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier3

Patient-reported outcomes in thoracic surgery—opportunities and current challenges
Peter J. Kneuertz, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Original Article on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier3

Improving patient engagement, adherence, and satisfaction in lung cancer surgery with implementation of a mobile device platform for patient reported outcomes
Peter J. Kneuertz, Niveditha Jagadesh, Alicia Perkins, Morgan Fitzgerald, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt, Desmond M. D’Souza

Review Article on Patient Reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A New Frontier3

Choosing the right survey: the lung cancer surgery
Cecilia Pompili, Michael Koller, Galina Velikova
Choosing the right survey—patient reported outcomes in esophageal surgery
Maira Ahmed, Angus Lau, Dhruvin H. Hirpara, Biniam Kidane
Effect of operative approach on quality of life following anatomic lung cancer resection
Emily S. Singer, Peter J. Kneuertz, Jennifer Nishimura, Desmond M. D’Souza, Ellen Diefenderfer, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt
Patient reported outcomes (PROs) after minimally invasive and open esophagectomy
John J. Brady, Tadeusz D. Witek, James D. Luketich, Inderpal S. Sarkaria
Quality of life outcomes in tracheobronchomalacia surgery
Joseph McGinn, Benoit Herbert, Andrew Maloney, Byron Patton, Richard Lazzaro
Symptom and functional recovery monitoring in thoracic surgery
Virginia Sun, Jae Kim
Patient reported outcomes: integration into clinical practices
Nakul Valsangkar, Felix Fernandez, Onkar Khullar
Healthcare systems approach to patient reported outcomes—benefits and challenges in thoracic surgery
Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Editorial on Contemporary Practice in Thoracic Neoplasm Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment4

Current practice in thoracic neoplasm diagnosis, evaluation and treatment
Chi Wan Koo

Review Article on Contemporary Practice in Thoracic Neoplasm Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment4

Putting artificial intelligence (AI) on the spot: machine learning evaluation of pulmonary nodules
Yasmeen K. Tandon, Brian J. Bartholmai, Chi Wan Koo
Implications of the updated Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS version 1.1) for lung cancer screening
Spencer C. Dyer, Brian J. Bartholmai, Chi Wan Koo
Thoracic positron emission tomography: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and beyond
Timothy J. Jaykel, Michael S. Clark, Daniel A. Adamo, Brain T. Welch, Scott M. Thompson, Jason R. Young, Eric C. Ehman
Changing paradigm in advanced and metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Dipesh Uprety, Kaushal Parikh, Anita Sawkar, Anastasios Dimou, Konstantinos Leventakos
Proton beam radiotherapy for esophagus cancer: state of the art
Kimberly R. Gergelis, Krishan R. Jethwa, Erik J. Tryggestad, Jonathan B. Ashman, Michael G. Haddock, Christopher L. Hallemeier
Radiation and immunotherapy: emerging mechanisms of synergy
William G. Breen, Konstantinos Leventakos, Haidong Dong, Kenneth W. Merrell
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for central and ultracentral node-negative lung tumors
Dawn Owen, Terence T. Sio
Immunotherapy in patients with autoimmune disease
Sagar Rakshit, Julian R. Molina
Image guided thermal ablation in lung cancer treatment
Miao Lin, Pat Eiken, Shanda Blackmon
Liquid biopsy is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer
Matthew J. Cecchini, Eunhee S. Yi

Disclosure:

1. The series “iMDT Corner” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship.

2. The series “GARD Section” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Yousser Mohammad and Alvaro Cruz are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.

3. The series “Patient reported Outcomes in Thoracic Surgery: A new Frontier” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Peter J. Kneuertz served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

4. The series “Contemporary Practice in Thoracic Neoplasm Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Chi Wan Koo served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.