Vol 13, No 2 (February 2021): Journal of Thoracic Disease

Original Article

The paradoxical response to short-acting bronchodilator administration in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Hong-Joon Shin, Tae-Ok Kim, Yu-Il Kim, Sang-Hoon Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim, Yong-Hyun Kim, Min Kwang Byun, Ki-Suck Jung, Kwang-Ha Yoo, Jae Seung Lee, Sung-Chul Lim, KOCOSS Cohort Study Group
Bacteriology, antibiotic resistance and risk stratification of patients with culture-positive, community-acquired pleural infection
Marianthi Iliopoulou, Vasileios Skouras, Zoe Psaroudaki, Magda Makarona, Evangelos Vogiatzakis, Eleni Tsorlini, Eleni Katsifa, Dionisios Spyratos, Dimitra Siopi, Ourania Kotsiou, Stelios Xitsas, Maria Martsoukou, Ioanna Sigala, Ioannis Kalomenidis
Application of prosthesis eversion method for ascending aorta replacement guarantees better clinical outcomes of type A acute aortic dissection surgery
Zhipeng Hu, Zhiwei Wang, Jinxing Chang, Min Zhang, Xiaoping Hu, Zongli Ren, Bowen Li, Rui Hu
Prevalence and clinical significance of pleural effusion in patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a retrospective study
Jiarui Zhang, Haixia Zhou, Adila Aili, Maoyun Wang, Yongchun Shen, Qun Yi
Correlation analysis between serum neuron-specific enolase and the detection of gene mutations in lung adenocarcinoma
Fang-Zhou Xu, Yan-Bei Zhang
Overweight is associated with better one-year survival in elderly patients after cardiac surgery: a retrospective analysis of the MIMIC-III database
Yiran Zhang, Qi Zheng, Xiaoyi Dai, Xingjie Xu, Liang Ma
Hiatal hernia after robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Rami M. Abazid, Alireza Khatami, Jonathan G. Romsa, James C. Warrington, Cigdem Akincioglu, Robert Z. Stodilka, Stephanie Fox, Bob Kiaii, William C. Vezina
Red blood cell distribution width is associated with adverse cardiovascular events after septal myectomy
Shengwei Wang, Changpeng Song, Hao Cui, Changsheng Zhu, Rong Wu, Xiaohong Huang, Yongqiang Lai, Shuiyun Wang
Quality assessment of robot assisted thoracic surgical resection of non-small cell lung cancer: nodal upstaging and mediastinal recurrence
Ghada M. Shahin, Besir Topal, Sjaak Pouwels, Thanasie L. Markou, Rody Boon, Jos A. Stigt
The value of multidisciplinary team (MDT) management in the diagnosis and treatment of primary intrathoracic synovial sarcomas: a single-center experience
Huayu He, Lin Yang, Yue Peng, Li Liu, Lei Liu, Qi Xue, Shugeng Gao
Chronic chest pain and paresthesia after video-assisted thoracoscopy for primary pneumothorax
Maria Cattoni, Nicola Rotolo, Maria Giovanna Mastromarino, Giuseppe Cardillo, Mario Nosotti, Paolo Mendogni, Alessandro Rizzi, Federico Raveglia, Alessandra Siciliani, Erino Angelo Rendina, Lucio Cagini, Alberto Matricardi, Pier Luigi Filosso, Erika Passone, Stefano Margaritora, Maria Letizia Vita, Pietro Bertoglio, Andrea Viti, Lorenzo Dominioni, Andrea Imperatori
Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can generate sufficient inspiratory flows via Easyhaler® dry powder inhaler: a pooled analysis of two randomized controlled trials
L. Pekka Malmberg, Anna S. Pelkonen, Ville Vartiainen, Mikko Vahteristo, Satu Lähelmä, Rain Jõgi
The effectiveness of vitamin C for patients with severe viral pneumonia in respiratory failure
Song-I Lee, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Jin-Won Huh, Jae Seung Lee, Sang-Bum Hong
A single institutional experience with central lung stereotactic body radiation therapy demonstrating encouraging results with increased inter-fraction time
Roman O. Kowalchuk, Michael R. Waters, K. Martin Richardson, Kelly M. Spencer, James M. Larner, Charles R. Kersh
Increased glucose variability is associated with major adverse events in patients with infective endocarditis undergo surgical treatment
Mengya Liang, Mai Xiong, Yi Zhang, Jiantao Chen, Kangni Feng, Suiqing Huang, Zhongkai Wu
Effects of lower thoracic sympathicotomy on plantar hyperhidrosis
Seong Cheol Jeong, Jae Jun Kim, In Sub Kim, Yong Hwan Kim, Jung Wook Han, Seok Whan Moon
Femoral artery cannulation as a safe alternative for aortic dissection arch repair in the era of axillary artery cannulation
Guang Tong, Dong-Lin Zhuang, Zhong-Chan Sun, Ze-Rui Chen, Rui-Xin Fan, Tu-Cheng Sun
Association between airflow limitation and prognosis in patients with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Myoung Kyu Lee, Sae Byol Kim, Ji-Ho Lee, Seok Jeong Lee, Sang-Ha Kim, Won-Yeon Lee, Suk Joong Yong, Jong-Han Lee, Beomsu Shin
The expression patterns and prognostic significance of pleckstrin homology-like domain family A (PHLDA) in lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma
Camila M. Baldavira, Juliana Machado-Rugolo, Tabatha G. Prieto, Daniel R. Bastos, Marcelo Balancin, Alexandre M. Ab’Saber, Lygia B. Yaegashi, Paola C. Souza, Cecilia Farhat, Teresa Y. Takagaki, Maria Ap. Nagai, Vera L. Capelozzi
Comparison of short-term clinical outcomes between robot- assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy and video-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chao Zheng, Xiao-Kun Li, Chi Zhang, Hai Zhou, Sai-Guang Ji, Ji-Hong Zhong, Yang Xu, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Gao-Ming Wang, Wen-Jie Wu, Yi Shen
Identification and validation of an autophagy-related long non-coding RNA signature as a prognostic biomarker for patients with lung adenocarcinoma
Aimin Jiang, Na Liu, Shuheng Bai, Jingjing Wang, Huan Gao, Xiaoqiang Zheng, Xiao Fu, Mengdi Ren, Xiaoni Zhang, Tao Tian, Zhiping Ruan, Xuan Liang, Yu Yao
Risk factors for and outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation in patients received DeBakey type I aortic dissection repairment
Min Ge, Zhigang Wang, Tao Chen, Yongqing Cheng, Jiaxin Ye, Lichong Lu, Cheng Chen, Dongjin Wang
Comparative study of the loop-mediated isothermal amplification method and the QIAGEN therascreen PCR kit for the detection of EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer
Yuichi Saito, Nobumasa Takahashi, Atsuka Matsui, Satoru Michiyuki, Yoshikane Yamauchi, Yoshihiko Shimizu, Eishin Hoshi, Yukinori Sakao, Masafumi Kawamura
Prognostic significance of radiodensity-based skeletal muscle quantification using preoperative CT in resected non-small cell lung cancer
Eun Young Kim, Young Jae Kim, Young Saing Kim, Kun Woo Kim, Ji Young Jeon, Kwang Gi Kim
Introduction of robotic surgery leads to increased rate of segmentectomy in patients with lung cancer
Anna K. Gergen, Allana M. White, John D. Mitchell, Robert A. Meguid, David A. Fullerton, Christopher D. Scott, Michael J. Weyant
Effect of vancomycin loading dose on clinical outcome in critically ill patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia
Jin Gu Yoon, Kyungmin Huh, You Min Sohn, Hyo Jung Park, Soo Jin Na, Kyeongman Jeon
Developing a virtual reality simulation system for preoperative planning of thoracoscopic thoracic surgery
Hideki Ujiie, Aogu Yamaguchi, Alexander Gregor, Harley Chan, Tatsuya Kato, Yasuhiro Hida, Kichizo Kaga, Satoru Wakasa, Chad Eitel, Tod R. Clapp, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
No-waiting segmentectomy: an optimized approach for segmentectomy
Changchun Wang, Lei Cai, Qian Chen, Xiaofang Xu, Jinxiao Liang, Weimin Mao, Qixun Chen
Postoperative atrial fibrillation in pneumonectomy for primary lung cancer
Hao Wang, Zhexin Wang, Mengmeng Zhou, Jindong Chen, Feng Yao, Liang Zhao, Ben He
Characterisation of a clinical isolated Aspergillus lentulus strain using a Galleria mellonella infection model
Li-Juan Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wang, Ming-Shuo Ji, Hadiliya Hasimu, Paride Abliz
Estimating the risk of conversion from video-assisted thoracoscopic lung surgery to thoracotomy—a systematic review and meta-analysis
Alexandra D. Power, Robert E. Merritt, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Desmond M. D’Souza, Peter J. Kneuertz
Risk factors of chest wall invasion in non-small cell lung cancer
Nozomu Motono, Shun Iwai, Aika Yamagata, Yoshihito Iijima, Katsuo Usuda, Sohsuke Yamada, Hidetaka Uramoto
Application of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adult patients with refractory cardiac arrest
Ji-Ge Guo, Jie Cao, Wei-Min Zhang, Fan-Gang Meng, Zheng Zhang, Bi-Jun Xu, Xi-Ming Qian
Clinical impact of forced vital capacity on exercise performance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Seong Mi Moon, Jun Hyeok Lim, Yun Soo Hong, Kyeong-Cheol Shin, Chang Youl Lee, Do Jin Kim, Sang Haak Lee, Ki Suck Jung, Chang-Hoon Lee, Kwang Ha Yoo, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park
Risk factors and survival analysis of arrhythmia following lung cancer surgery: a retrospective study
Jialin Gong, Xiaofei Wang, Zuo Liu, Shuang Yao, Zengtuan Xiao, Mengzhe Zhang, Zhenfa Zhang
Sarcopenia after induction therapy is associated with reduced survival in patients undergoing esophagectomy for locally-advanced esophageal cancer
Connor J. Wakefield, Fadi Hamati, Justin M. Karush, Andrew T. Arndt, Nicole Geissen, Michael J. Liptay, Jeffrey A. Borgia, Sanjib Basu, Christopher W. Seder
A population-based predictive model predicting candidate for primary tumor surgery in patients with metastatic esophageal cancer
Zhichao Liu, Xiaobin Zhang, Bin Li, Haoyao Jiang, Yang Yang, Rong Hua, Yifeng Sun, Zhigang Li
A nomogram for predicting brain metastases of EGFR-mutated lung adenocarcinoma patients and estimating the efficacy of therapeutic strategies
Jing Wang, Baozhong Zhang, Qingsong Pang, Tian Zhang, Xi Chen, Puchun Er, Yuwen Wang, Jinqiang You, Ping Wang
Clinicopathological features and prognostic analysis of metastatic pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma: a SEER analysis
Congjia Xiao, Xudong Yang, Jianqi Hao, Chenglin Guo, Qiang Pu, Lunxu Liu
How the COVID-19 pandemic changed treatment of severe aortic stenosis: a single cardiac center experience
Bartlomiej Perek, Anna Olasinska-Wisniewska, Marcin Misterski, Mateusz Puslecki, Marek Grygier, Piotr Buczkowski, Maciej Lesiak, Tomasz Stankowski, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Oguz Turan, Marek Jemielity
Biomechanical strength dependence on mammalian airway length
Zhao Huang, Lei Wang, Chen-Xi Zhang, Zhi-Hao Cai, Wen-Hao Liu, Wei-Miao Li, Shu-Gao Ye, Xiao-Fei Li, Jin-Bo Zhao
Uniportal approach as an alternative to the three-portal approach to video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Ryohei Yoshikawa, Natsumi Matsuura, Hitoshi Igai, Tomohiro Yazawa, Fumi Ohsawa, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
MiR-146a mediates TLR-4 signaling pathway to affect myocardial fibrosis in rat constrictive pericarditis model
Yangjie Xiao, Wei Qiao, Xin Wang, Lijuan Sun, Weidong Ren
Prognostic value of estimated glomerular filtration rate and presence of proteinuria in type B aortic intramural hematoma
Yang Yang, Weihao Li, Mingyuan Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Qingle Li
B-type natriuretic peptide as a surrogate marker for survival in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Ju Yong Lim, Sung Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Joon Bum Kim
Association between Asthma and Internet Addiction Status in Korean Adolescents
Chang Hoon Han, Jae Ho Chung, Su Jin Lee
Analysis of pulmonary nodules caused by nontuberculous mycobacteriosis in 101 resected cases: multi-center retrospective study
Naoko Ose, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Naoto Kitahara, Akihide Matumura, Ken Kodama, Hiroyuki Shiono, Yoshiyuki Susaki, Yasunobu Funakoshi, Hiroyuki Takabatake, Yasushi Shintani, for the Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University (TSSGO)
Characterization of pneumonia and other factors leading to poorer survival across all age groups in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Frank D. Weinberg, Lili Zhao, Niranjana Chellappa, Gregory P. Kalemkerian, Nithya Ramnath
Survival benefit of perioperative chemotherapy for T1–3N0M0 stage esophageal cancer: a SEER database analysis
Yue Shao, Dan Chen, Liu Ye, Xin-Mei Wang, Qing-Chen Wu, Cheng Zhang
Femoral arterial cannulation remains a safe and reliable option for aortic dissection repair
Anthony Lemaire, Joshua Chao, Lauren Salgueiro, Hirohisa Ikegami, Leonard Y. Lee
Imaging and monitoring in minimally invasive valve surgery using an intra-aortic occlusion device: a single center experience
Calogera Pisano, Andrea Farinaccio, Claudia Altieri, Valentina Ajello, Paolo Nardi, Dionisio Ferdinando Colella, Giovanni Ruvolo
Clinical application of a digital thoracic drainage system for objectifying and quantifying air leak versus the traditional vacuum system: a retrospective observational study
Song Am Lee, Jun Seok Kim, Hyun Keun Chee, Jae Joon Hwang, Michael Ji, Yo Han Kim, Hyeong Ju Moon, Woo Surng Lee
Seasonal interest in pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum: a retrospective analysis of Google Trends data
Piotr Skrzypczak, Mikołaj Kamiński, Krystian Pawlak, Cezary Piwkowki
The impact of pathologic staging of the hilar/mediastinal nodes on outcomes in patients with early-stage NSCLC receiving stereotactic body radiotherapy
Brandon T. Mullins, Dominic T. Moore, M. Patricia Rivera, Lawrence B. Marks, Jason Akulian, Kevin A. Pearlstein, Kyle Wang, Allen C. Burks, Ashley A. Weiner
Surgical septal myectomy outcome for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy after alcohol septal ablation
Qiulan Yang, Changsheng Zhu, Hao Cui, Bing Tang, Shengwei Wang, Qinjun Yu, Shihua Zhao, Yunhu Song, Shuiyun Wang
Mechanical properties of de-epithelialized tracheal allografts
Jinping Wang, Haixiang Zhang, Yang Sun, Pengfei Liu, Shuqin Li, Pengcheng Cui
Mutational signatures in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung
Atsushi Osoegawa, Kazuki Takada, Tatsuro Okamoto, Seijiro Sato, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Masanori Tsuchida, Eiji Oki, Shujiro Okuda, Toshifumi Wakai, Masaki Mori
Pleural effusion post coronary artery bypass surgery: associations and complications
John D. L. Brookes, Michael Williams, Manish Mathew, Tristan Yan, Paul Bannon
Influence of operator volume on early outcomes of septal myectomy for isolated hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
Haojie Li, Long Deng, Hanning Liu, Sipeng Chen, Chenfei Rao, Yajie Tang, Shuiyun Wang, Sheng Liu, Hansong Sun, Yunhu Song
Clinical effects of cisplatin plus recombinant human endostatin (rh-endostatin) intratumoral injection on malignant central airway obstruction: a retrospective analysis of 319 cases
Yunzhi Zhou, Yongping Gao, Nan Zhang, Xiaoli Li, Hui Wang, Shufang Wang, Jiankun Liu, Hong Gao, Hongwu Wang
Clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors of primary pulmonary lymphoma
Huayu He, Fengwei Tan, Qi Xue, Lei Liu, Yue Peng, Guangyu Bai, Moyan Zhang, Shugeng Gao
After-hours esophagectomy may pose additional risk to patients with esophageal cancer
De-Hao Tu, Rirong Qu, Qi Wang, Xiangning Fu
Efficacy and safety of omitting chest drains after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lin Huang, Henrik Kehlet, Bo Laksáfoss Holbek, Tina Kold Jensen, René Horsleben Petersen
Clock dial integrated positioning combined with single utility port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a new localization method for lung tumors
Chao Zhou, Xinming Li, Wentao Li, Jun Qian
Mild hypothermic circulatory arrest with selective cerebral perfusion in open arch surgery
Song-Bo Dong, Kai Zhang, Kai Zhu, Long-Fei Wang, Jun Zheng, Jian-Rong Li, Yong-Min Liu, Li-Zhong Sun, Xu-Dong Pan
Remote monitoring of patient recovery following lung cancer surgery: a messenger application approach
Xinghua Cheng, Yunhai Yang, Yang Shentu, Zhengping Ding, Qianjun Zhou, Qiang Tan, Qingquan Luo
Bioinformatics and integrated analyses of prognosis-associated key genes in lung adenocarcinoma
Huijun Zhu, Haiying Yue, Yiting Xie, Binlin Chen, Yanhua Zhou, Wenqi Liu
Three-dimensional computed tomography angiography and bronchography combined with three-dimensional printing for thoracoscopic pulmonary segmentectomy in stage IA non-small cell lung cancer
Wenbin Hu, Kang Zhang, Xiaoliang Han, Jiaming Zhao, Guzong Wang, Shunda Yuan, Binjun He
The significance of systematic lymph node dissection in surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients aged ≤40 years
Zhi-Yi Guo, Jiang-Hao Ren, Yuan-Yuan Xu, Rui-Jun Liu, Hui Tao, Jia Huang, Qiang Tan
Curative efficacy might be an early predictor of prognosis in patients with small cell lung cancer treated with 2 cycles of platinum-based first-line chemotherapy
Kaibo Zhu, Minlin Jiang, Yi Xu, Peixin Chen, Hao Wang, Jia Yu, Jun Zhu, Wencheng Zhao, Die Meng, Yayi He
Machine learning models for predicting critical illness risk in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia
Qin Liu, Baoguo Pang, Haijun Li, Bin Zhang, Yumei Liu, Lihua Lai, Wenjun Le, Jianyu Li, Tingting Xia, Xiaoxian Zhang, Changxing Ou, Jianjuan Ma, Shenghao Li, Xiumei Guo, Shuixing Zhang, Qingling Zhang, Min Jiang, Qingsi Zeng

Review Article

Post-tuberculous lung disease: should we be using Theophylline?
Sumanth Karamchand, Morne Williams, Poobalan Naidoo, Eric Decloedt, Brian Allwood
Coagulation disorders and thromboembolic disease in COVID-19: review of current evidence in search of a better approach
Alberto García-Ortega, David de la Rosa, Grace Oscullo, Diego Castillo-Villegas, Raquel López-Reyes, Miguel Ángel Martínez-García
Right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation: a review of the literature
Valeria Lo Coco, Maria Elena De Piero, Giulio Massimi, Giovanni Chiarini, Giuseppe M. Raffa, Mariusz Kowalewski, Jos Maessen, Roberto Lorusso
Proton beam radiotherapy for patients with early-stage and advanced lung cancer: a narrative review with contemporary clinical recommendations
Jennifer S. Chiang, Nathan Y. Yu, Thomas B. Daniels, Wei Liu, Steven E. Schild, Terence T. Sio

iMDT Corner1

Chest wall trauma leading to a metallic foreign body in the right subclavian vein: a case report
Anping Chen, Gang Xu, Qingyong Cai, Yongxiang Song, Kurt Ruetzler, Robert E. Merritt, Cheng Chen
Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for a tuberculous collar-button abscess of the chest wall involving ribs: a case report
Hongliang Bian, Baihan Su, Chao Wu, Tianshuo Jiang, Xin Zhao, Fangchao Liu, Keli Lin, Qingshan Gao, Yilei Zhang, Michel Gonzalez, Marco Sperandeo, Kyoji Hirai, Zhiyong Su

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