Vol 13, No 1 (January 2021): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

The safety and efficacy of CKD-497 in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection and bronchitis symptoms: a multicenter, double-blind, double-dummy, randomized, controlled, phase II clinical trial
Seung Won Ra, Sun Young Kim, Yun Young Lim, Shin Jung Park, Chin Kook Rhee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Yong Bum Park, Chang Youl Lee, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Jeong-Woong Park, Kwang Ha Yoo
Clinical mid-term outcomes of the Chinese-made CL-V bileaflet mechanical heart valve in Chinese patients
Liang Qi, Shidong Liu, Yan Qiang, Honglin Zhao, Ruisheng Liu, Dianwei Cheng, Bing Song, Quanlin Guan
Supraclavicular lymph node metastasis in elderly patients undergoing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma radical surgery: construction of risk and prognostic predictive nomograms
Ling Chen, Shaobin Yu, Xiaohong Jiang, Mingqiang Kang
The reference values of peak expiratory flow rate in Thailand children
Klaita Srisingh, Chutima Phuaksaman
Survival and prognostic factors for patients with malignant central airway obstruction following airway metallic stent placement
Hui-Wen Qian, Ping Zhang, Xin Wang, Yi Zhang, Juan Li, En-Jian Zhong, Shun-Dong Ji, Jing Li, Li-Rong Zou, Sheng Xu, Yong-Hong Zhang, Jian-An Huang, Jin-Ming Yang, Chong-Ke Zhong, Cheng Ji
Elevated plasma Sirtuin2 level predicts heart failure after acute myocardial infarction
Meili Zheng, Xiangpeng Du, Lei Zhao, Hao Sun, Mulei Chen, Xinchun Yang
Quantification of volume changes in the descending aorta after frozen elephant trunk procedure using the Thoraflex hybrid prosthesis for type A aortic dissection
Marco Virgilio Usai, Abdulhakim Ibrahim, Alexander Oberhuber, Angelo Maria Dell’Aquila, Sven Martens, Arash Motekallemi, Andreas Rukosujew
The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio is associated with postoperative mortality of cardiac surgery
Qixun Wang, Jinghang Li, Xiaowei Wang
Prognostic nomogram for surgery of lung cancer in HIV-infected patients
Lin Wang, Liwei Wu, Jianjian Liu, Laiyi Wan, Hui Chen, Yijun Zhu, Jun Wang, Hongwei Li, Lei Shi, Leilei Li, Yanzheng Song
Long-term efficacy and safety of the Dumon stent for benign tracheal stenosis: a meta-analysis
Di-Fei Chen, Yu Chen, Chang-Hao Zhong, Xiao-Bo Chen, Shi-Yue Li
Serum surfactant protein D, lung function decline, and incident chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a longitudinal study in Beijing
Ji-Ping Liao, Xi Wang, Feng Liu, Yuan Cheng, Zhan-Wei Hu, Li-Na Zhang, Guo-Guang Xia, Cheng Zhang, Jing Ma, Guang-Fa Wang
Video-assisted versus open thoracotomy lobectomy: comparison on lymphadenectomy and survival in early stage of lung cancer
Dariusz A. Dziedzic, Marcin Zbytniewski, Grzegorz M. Gryszko, Marcin M. Cackowski, Renata Langfort, Tadeusz M. Orlowski, on behalf of the Polish Lung Cancer Study Group (PLCSG)
The effects of total pleural covering on pneumothorax recurrence and pulmonary function in lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients without history of pleurodesis or thoracic surgeries for pneumothorax
Emily Suzuki, Masatoshi Kurihara, Kenji Tsuboshima, Kenichi Watanabe, Shouichi Okamoto, Kuniaki Seyama
Cardiac surgery practice during the COVID-19 outbreak: a regionwide survey
Luca Salvatore De Santo, Antonino Salvatore Rubino, Michele Torella, Denise Galbiati, Gabriele Iannelli, Severino Iesu, Francesco Paolo Tritto, Brenno Fiorani, Luigi Chiariello, Antonio De Bellis, Giuseppe Di Benedetto, Carlo Zebele, Marisa De Feo
Intra-operative events and countermeasures during esophagectomy via transcervical incision inflatable single-port mediastinoscope combined with laparoscopy
Chengdong Liu, Zihao Chen, Rongqiang Wei, Kenan Huang, Bin Wu, Zhifei Xu, Yunhao Fang, Xinyu Ding, Hua Tang
Chemoradiation as a nonsurgical treatment option for early-stage esophageal cancers: a retrospective cohort study
Ranjan Pathak, Maureen E. Canavan, Samantha Walters, Michelle C. Salazar, Daniel J. Boffa
A predictive model for identifying candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy based on recurrence risk profile of resected, node-negative (N0) non-small cell lung cancer
Timur A. Krivitsky, Gavin M. Wright, Muteb Al Zaidi
Diaphragmatic hernia after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy for cancer: a retrospective analysis of risk factors and post-repair outcomes
Francesco Puccetti, Andrea Cossu, Paolo Parise, Lavinia Barbieri, Ugo Elmore, Agnese Carresi, Stefano De Pascale, Uberto Fumagalli Romario, Riccardo Rosati
Effects of treatment with long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) and long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) on lung function improvement in patients with bronchiectasis: an observational study
Su Yeon Lee, Jae Seung Lee, Sei Won Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh
The value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
Qin Luo, Xue Yu, Zhihui Zhao, Qing Zhao, Xiuping Ma, Qi Jin, Lu Yan, Yi Zhang, Zhihong Liu
SAMHD1 can suppress lung adenocarcinoma progression through the negative regulation of STING
Yun Wu, Yuxu Niu, Yue Wu, Xiaoyu Chen, Xiaoyong Shen, Wen Gao
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for treatment of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19): a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and non-randomized controlled trials
Risa Ebina-Shibuya, Ho Namkoong, Nobuyuki Horita, Hideaki Kato, Yu Hara, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kaneko
Efficacy of a novel chest tube system in a swine model of hemothorax
Ross I. Donaldson, Eric M. Zimmermann, Oliver J. Buchanan, Todd L. Graham, James D. Ross
Smoking history and the efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Da-Li Chen, Qing-Yuan Li, Qun-You Tan
The lower the eosinophils, the stronger the inflammatory response? The relationship of different levels of eosinophils with the degree of inflammation in acute exacerbation chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)
Mei-Yu Lv, Li-Xia Qiang, Zhi-Heng Li, Shou-De Jin
Uniport vs. multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anatomical lung resection—which is less invasive?
Natsumi Matsuura, Hitoshi Igai, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
A meta-analysis of minimally invasive surgery versus thoracotomy for centrally located non-small cell lung cancer
Zhengjun Li, Mozhu Xia, Chang Liu, Tao Wang, Yi Ren, Yongyu Liu
Bovine pericardial versus porcine stented replacement mitral valves: early hemodynamic performance and clinical results of a randomized comparison of the Perimount and the Mosaic valves
Bo Fu, Xiankun Liu, Runsheng Wei, Qingliang Chen, Zhigang Guo, Nan Jiang
The development and validation of a nomogram for predicting brain metastases in lung squamous cell carcinoma patients: an analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database
Jingya Zhang, Jiali Xu, Shidai Jin, Wen Gao, Renhua Guo, Liang Chen
Evaluation of pembrolizumab for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective, single-centre, single-arm study
Tianxing Guo, Yun Ding, Long Chen, Lihuan Zhu, Jinlan Lin, Jiguang Zhang, Yangyun Huang, Wujin Li, Rongjia Lin, Xiaojie Pan
Surgical treatment of congenital left ventricular diverticulum
Minghui Yao, Rong Wang, Weihua Ye, Chonglei Ren
RPB5-mediating protein promotes the progression of non-small cell lung cancer by regulating the proliferation and invasion
Yu Feng, Ke Chen, Liangbin Pan, Wei Jiang, Pei Pang, Guocai Mao, Biao Zhang, Shaomu Chen
Adjuvant treatment can improve prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer ≤3 cm after sublobectomy: a propensity score analysis
Haibo Ma, Jiwei Cheng, Yongkui Yu, Baoxing Liu, Jianjun Qin, Wenqun Xing, Suxia Luo
Left heart function evaluation of patients with essential hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging combined with real-time three-dimensional ultrasound imaging
Fengxia Jiang, Yiwen Chen, Liu Wu, Yi Zhang, Jianxin Liu, Xiaofeng Sun, Jueying Li, Mingfeng Mao, Shunshi Yang
Prognostic relevance and clinical features of papillary muscle infarction with mitral regurgitation in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
Dazhou Lei, Jun Xie, Qing Dai, Yinhao Huang, Xuan Wei, Dan Mu, Xue Bao, Jianhui Li, Biao Xu
The benefits of etoposide capsules as maintenance therapy for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer: a prospective two-stage, two-center study
Cuicui Zhang, Jianchun Duan, Zhen He, Li Yang, Sen Yang, Zhe Zhang, Yang Liu, Rui Wan, Lin Lin, Xuan Wu, Wei Wang, Qiming Wang, Jie Wang
The role of endoscopic tumor length in resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective study
Peng Chen, Yuzhen Zheng, Hao He, Pei Yuan Wang, Feng Wang, Shuo Yan Liu

Letter to the Editor

What should we realistically expect from robotic bronchoscopy in the near future?
Elliot Ho, Abhinav Agrawal, Douglas Kyle Hogarth, Septimiu Murgu
Robotic bronchoscopy: is it classic?
Taichiro Goto
Endobronchial valves: a bridge to definitive surgical management in COVID-19 recurrent pneumothorax
Joanne Szewczyk, Brian Cody Adkinson, Sisir Akkineni, Dao M. Nguyen, Sixto A. Arias, Nestor R. Villamizar
Virtual-assisted lung mapping: is it actually better than finger palpation?
Taichiro Goto
An extended modification of transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach: salvage resection for recurrent superior sulcus lung cancer after definitive chemoradiotherapy
Noriaki Sakakura, Takeo Nakada, Yusuke Takahashi, Hiroaki Kuroda
Why does pulmonary vein thrombus predominantly develop after left upper lobectomy?
Tadashi Umehara, Koji Takumi, Kazuhiro Ueda, Masami Sato
Careful consideration should be paid in the new imaging modality evaluation
Tetsuro Sekine, Masatoki Nakaza, Shinichiro Kumita
What is the optimal large airway size reduction value to determine malacia: exploratory bronchoscopic analysis in patients in Mounier-Kuhn syndrome
Evelise Lima, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Rodrigo Abensur Athanazio, Ascedio José Rodrigues, Maria Aparecida Miyuki Nakamura, Samia Zahi Rached, Eduardo Leite Vieira Costa, Rafael Stelmach

Review Article on Women in Thoracic Surgery1

The national and global impact of “Women in Thoracic Surgery”
Lauren Kane, Virginia R. Litle, Shanda H. Blackmon, Jane Yanagawa
Women in thoracic surgery: European perspectives
Cecilia Pompili, Giulia Veronesi, Nuria M. Novoa, Maria Teresa Gomez-Hernandez, Annabel J. Sharkey, Farah Bhatti, Isabelle Opitz
Realities and challenges for female cardiothoracic surgeons: an African perspective
Susanna M. Vosloo
Women in thoracic surgery: Asian perspective
Aki K. Kobayashi
Women in thoracic surgery: perspectives from South America
Maria Teresa R. Tsukazan, Paula A. Ugalde
Women in thoracic surgery: social media and the value of mentorship
Erin M. Corsini, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Mara B. Antonoff
US women in thoracic surgery: reflections on the past and opportunities for the future
Ourania Preventza, Leah Backhus
From female surgical resident to academic leaders: challenges and pathways forward
Gunda Leschber
Women in thoracic surgery: lesson learned from medical industry partners
Cecilia Pompili, Annette Brüls, Emily Elswick, Kate Masschelein, Leah Backhus
How can men be good allies for women in surgery? #HeForShe
Douglas E. Wood

Disclosure:

1. The series “Women in Thoracic Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Cecilia Pompili and Leah Backhus served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.