Vol 13, No 7 (July 30, 2021): Journal of Thoracic Disease


International expert opinion on the use of nebulization for pediatric asthma therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kunling Shen, Jianguo Hong, Ahmed El Beleidy, Evgeny Furman, Hanmin Liu, Yong Yin, María Del Carmen Cano-Salas, Fatma Mohammed AlJassim, Nufoud Al-Shammari, Sorasak Lochindarat, Nguyen Thi Dieu Thuy

Original Article

Implementation of an enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery care pathway for thoracotomy patients—achieving better pain control with less (schedule II) opioid utilization
Karishma Kodia, Joy A. Stephens-McDonnough, Ahmed Alnajar, Nestor R. Villamizar, Dao M. Nguyen
A risk score for predicting postoperative complications in non-intubated thoracic surgery
Lan Lan, Long Jiang, Chongyang Duan, Weixiang Lu, Canzhou Zhang, Yanyi Cen, Jianxing He
Comparative analysis of structural valve deterioration and long-term clinical outcomes after bovine pericardial versus porcine bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement
Woojung Kim, Ho Young Hwang, Yoonjin Kang, Ji Seong Kim, Suk Ho Sohn, Jae Woong Choi, Kyung Hwan Kim
Feasibility of application of an absorbable topical collagen hemostat sheet (INTEGRAN®) for prevention of postoperative recurrence of pneumothorax in youths
Hiroyuki Adachi, Hironori Kigoshi, Akitomo Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Ito, Munetaka Masuda
Echocardiographic signs of pulmonary hypertension in patients with newly recognized hypersensitivity pneumonitis, prevalence and clinical predictors
Małgorzata Dybowska, Inga Barańska, Monika Franczuk, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Monika Szturmowicz
Assessment of competence in local anaesthetic thoracoscopy: development and validity investigation of a new assessment tool
Leizl Joy Nayahangan, Morten Bo Søndergaard Svendsen, Uffe Bodtger, Najib Rahman, Nick Maskell, Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Jonathan Lawaetz, Paul Frost Clementsen, Lars Konge
Genetic variants in Chinese patients with sporadic Stanford type A aortic dissection
Zhao-Ran Chen, Ming-Hui Bao, Xing-Yu Wang, Yan-Min Yang, Bi Huang, Zhong-Li Han, Jun Cai, Xiao-Han Fan
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the new Evolut-Pro system: a prospective comparison with the Evolut-R device
Teresa Alvarado, Fernando Rivero, Guillermo Diego, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Jorge Salamanca, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Javier Cuesta, Paula Antuña, Jesús Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
Clinicopathological models for predicting lymph node metastasis in patients with early-stage lung adenocarcinoma: the application of machine learning algorithms
Yuming Chong, Yijun Wu, Jianghao Liu, Chang Han, Liang Gong, Xinyu Liu, Naixin Liang, Shanqing Li
Prevalence and characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China with a diagnostic criterion of FEV1/FVC less than the lower limit of normal—a reanalysis of Chinese epidemiological survey of COPD (CESCOPD) study
Sha Liu, Yumin Zhou, Weifeng Zou, Xiaowu Tan, Pixin Ran
A phase II study of everolimus in patients with advanced solid malignancies with TSC1, TSC2, NF1, NF2 or STK11 mutations
Siddhartha Devarakonda, Bruna Pellini, Luke Verghese, Haeseong Park, Daniel Morgensztern, Ramaswamy Govindan, Rama Suresh, Peter Oppelt, Maria Q. Baggstrom, Ningying Wu, Saiama N. Waqar
The learning curve of thoracoscopic surgery in a single surgeon and successful implementation of uniportal approach
Hitoshi Igai, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Shinya Furusawa, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa, Natsumi Matsuura
Early pharmacologic conversion of atrial fibrillation after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Heemoon Lee, Hee Jung Kim, Jae Suk Yoo, Dong Jin Kim, Sang Youn Yeom, Kwang Ree Cho
Anatomical location and number of metastatic lymph nodes for prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer
Joji Samejima, Hiroyuki Ito, Takuya Nagashima, Daiji Nemoto, Daisuke Eriguchi, Haruhiko Nakayama, Norihiko Ikeda, Morihito Okada
Prognostic value of copeptin in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study
Marta Roczek-Janowska, Michal Kacprzak, Malgorzata Dzieciol, Marzenna Zielinska, Krzysztof Chizynski
Serial echocardiographic evaluation of the Perimount Magna Ease prosthesis
Benedikt Mayr, Melchior Burri, Keti Vitanova, Anatol Prinzing, Gertrud Goppel, Markus Krane, Rüdiger Lange, Ralf Günzinger
Tumor size as a predictor for prognosis of patients with surgical IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer after surgery
Kunpeng Zhang, Jiahao Cai, Chunlai Lu, Qiaoliang Zhu, Cheng Zhan, Yaxing Shen, Jie Gu, Di Ge
Clinical features and intervention timing in patients with pregnancy-associated non-small-cell lung cancer
Lei Yang, Yun-Ting He, Jin Kang, Ming-Ying Zheng, Zhi-Hong Chen, Hong-Hong Yan, Xu-Chao Zhang, Jin-Ji Yang, Yi-Long Wu, Qing Zhou
Tracheostomy for COVID-19 respiratory failure: timing, ventilatory characteristics, and outcomes
Janice L. Farlow, Pauline K. Park, Michael W. Sjoding, Stephen G. Kay, Ross Blank, Kelly M. Malloy, Laraine Washer, Lena M. Napolitano, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Michael J. Brenner, Steven B. Chinn, Jose De Cardenas
Fractional analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage in systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease
Kazumasa Kase, Satoshi Watanabe, Keigo Saeki, Yuko Waseda, Hazuki Takato, Yukari Ichikawa, Akari Murata, Masahide Yasui, Ohkura Noriyuki, Johsuke Hara, Takashi Sone, Miki Abo, Hideharu Kimura, Kazuo Kasahara
Developing of risk models for small solid and subsolid pulmonary nodules based on clinical and quantitative radiomics features
Rui Zhang, Huaiqiang Sun, Bojiang Chen, Renjie Xu, Weimin Li
On-pump beating heart versus conventional on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting on clinical outcomes: a meta-analysis
Chen Wang, Yefan Jiang, Xionggang Jiang, Si Chen
Beating-heart on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting vs. off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yefan Jiang, Li Xu, Yuqi Liu, Bowen Deng, Nianguo Dong, Si Chen
The association between serum apolipoprotein B and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in bronchial asthma patients
Jung Won Heo, Hwa Young Lee, Solji Han, Hye Seon Kang, Soon Seog Kwon, Sook Young Lee
A simple assessment of lung nodule location for reduction in unnecessary invasive procedures
C. Matthew Kinsey, Ehab Billatos, Vitor Mori, Ben Tonelli, Bernard F. Cole, Fenghai Duan, Helga Marques, Isaac de la Bruere, Jorge Onieva, Rubén San José Estépar, Alyx Cleveland, Dan Idelkope, Chris Stevenson, Jason H. T. Bates, Denise Aberle, Avi Spira, George Washko, Raúl San José Estépar
Predictors of residual pulmonary vascular obstruction after anticoagulation monotherapy in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism
Youjin Chang, Jae Young Moon, Jae-Hyeong Park, Sangbong Choi, Hyuk Pyo Lee, Jae Kyeom Sim, Young Seok Lee
A retrospective observational study of benign anthracotic lymphadenitis and its association with PET avid lymph nodes in patients undergoing cancer evaluation
Nathaniel M. Ivanick, Pavan Shrestha, Michael J. Podolsky, Vighnesh Walavalkar, Calixto-Hope Lucas, Yaron B. Gesthalter, Eric J. Seeley
Predictors and nomogram models for postoperative headache in patients undergoing heart valve surgery
Dashuai Wang, Xiaofan Huang, Hongfei Wang, Sheng Le, Xinling Du
Endovascular repair for retrograde type A intramural hematoma with focal intimal disruption in descending aorta
Jiehua Li, Xiaolong Zhang, Yuan Peng, Lunchang Wang, Tun Wang, Xin Li, Hao He, Quanming Li, Chang Shu
Safe implementation of robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass: application of learning curves and cumulative sum analysis
Jef Van den Eynde, Hannah Vaesen Bentein, Tom Decaluwé, Herbert De Praetere, MaryAnn C. Wertan, Francis P. Sutter, Husam H. Balkhy, Wouter Oosterlinck
Cross-sectional survey on home mechanical ventilator use: major deficiencies in a home care system in South Korea
Kyunghyun Song, Sei-Won Kim, Yun Su Sim, Tai Sun Park, Young Seok Lee, Jick Hwan Ha, Ji Young Park, Ki-Suck Jung, Sunghoon Park
Upregulation of estrogen receptor beta protein but not mRNA predicts poor prognosis and may be associated with enhanced translation in non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Wangyang Meng, Yongde Liao, Jiaping Chen, Yangwei Wang, Yunchong Meng, Kuo Li, Han Xiao
The detection value of PD-L1 expression in biopsy specimens and surgical resection specimens in non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Yang Wang, Junqi Wu, Jiajun Deng, Yunlang She, Chang Chen
Post-implantation syndrome after frozen elephant trunk is associated with the volume of new-onset aortic thrombus
Abdulhakim Ibrahim, Elena Marchiori, Thorsten Eierhoff, Sven Martens, Arash Motekallemi, Andreas Rukosujew, Alexander Oberhuber, Giuseppe Asciutto
Altered gut microbiome compositions are associated with the severity of asthma
Zhiqiang Wang, Zhengdao Lai, Xiaoxian Zhang, Peikai Huang, Jiaxing Xie, Qian Jiang, Qingling Zhang, Kian Fan Chung
Electromagnetic navigation-guided preoperative localization: the learning curve analysis
Jiang Shi, Jiaxi He, Jianxing He, Shuben Li
Pretreatment-assisted robot intrathoracic layered anastomosis: our exploration in Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy
Zhi-Jie Xu, Ze-Guo Zhuo, Tie-Niu Song, Gang Li, Gu-Ha Alai, Xu Shen, Peng Yao, Yi-Dan Lin
PD-L1 expression in non-small cell lung cancer: heterogeneity by pathologic types, tissue sampling and metastasis
Xuxia Shen, Yue Wang, Yan Jin, Qiang Zheng, Lei Shen, Ying Chen, Yuan Li
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy localization of lung nodules for thoracoscopic resection
Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo, Thibault Vieira, Jean-Baptiste Stern, Loïc Perrot, Raffaele Caliandro, Remi Escande, Emmanuel Brian, Madalina Grigoroiu, Guillaume Boddaert, Dominique Gossot, Agathe Seguin-Givelet
Thoracoscopic complex basilar segmentectomies: an analysis of 63 procedures
Dominique Gossot, Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo, Madalina Grigoroiu, Jérémy Bardet, Guillaume Boddaert, Emmanuel Brian, Agathe Seguin-Givelet
Validation of completion lobectomy after wedge resection for ≤20 mm non-small cell lung cancer
Ryuichi Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Deguchi, Makoto Tomoyasu, Satoshi Kudo, Wataru Shigeeda, Yuka Kaneko, Hironaga Kanno, Hajime Saito
Multi-modal tissue sampling in cone beam CT guided navigation bronchoscopy: comparative accuracy of different sampling tools and rapid on-site evaluation of cytopathology
Roel L. J. Verhoeven, Shoko Vos, Erik H. F. M. van der Heijden
A contrast-enhanced-CT-based classification tree model for classifying malignancy of solid lung tumors in a Chinese clinical population
Xiaonan Cui, Marjolein A. Heuvelmans, Grigory Sidorenkov, Yingru Zhao, Shuxuan Fan, Harry J. M. Groen, Monique D. Dorrius, Matthijs Oudkerk, Geertruida H. de Bock, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Zhaoxiang Ye
A comparative study of the RuiBreath and NIOX VERO analyzers for detecting fractional exhaled nitric oxide
Yalan Liu, Xiaohong Chang, Lirong Liang, Zhaoshen Hou, Yong Lu
The prognosis and risk factors for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients after surgery for type A aortic dissection in the ICU
Kun Zhang, Jiuyan Shang, Yuhong Chen, Yan Huo, Bin Li, Zhenjie Hu
Safety and efficacy of lobectomy combined with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for lung cancer
Zheng Wang, Fan Guo, Jiuzhen Li, Daqiang Sun
Diagnostic performance of DNA microarray for detecting rifampicin and isoniazid resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Bingqi Sun, Ying Sun
The 4-hook anchor coaxial needle with scaled suture is superior to the double spring coil for preoperative localization
Zhi-Ming Chen, Jia-Yang Xu, Wen-Qing Cai, Fa-Chao Liao, Shan-Qi Huo, Jin-Wei Yang, Jun Peng
DNA repair genes are associated with tumor tissue differentiation and immune environment in lung adenocarcinoma: a bioinformatics analysis based on big data
Jiayin Li, Jingxu Zhou, Jing Zhang, Zhiwei Xiao, Wenping Wang, Hanrui Chen, Lizhu Lin, Qiuye Yang

Review Article

Narrative review of management controversies for paraesophageal hernia
Michael P. Rogers, Vic Velanovich, Christopher DuCoin
Pleural abnormalities in COVID-19: a narrative review
Biplab K. Saha, Woon H. Chong, Adam Austin, Ritu Kathuria, Praveen Datar, Boris Shkolnik, Scott Beegle, Amit Chopra
Association between individual surgeon volume and outcome in mitral valve surgery: a systematic review
Berdel Akmaz, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, Peyman Sardari Nia
Factors resulting in postoperative dysphagia following esophagectomy: a narrative review
Cecilia Benz, Jessica Martella, Basel Hamwi, Ikenna Okereke
Pneumothorax in otherwise healthy non-intubated patients suffering from COVID-19 pneumonia: a systematic review
Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Peter Rummens, Ines Lardinois
Optimal aerobic exercise intensity and its influence on the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review
Yong-Gon Seo, Suki Oh, Won-Hah Park, Mija Jang, Ho-Young Kim, Sung-A Chang, In-Kyung Park, Jidong Sung
A narrative review of exploring potential salivary biomarkers in respiratory diseases: still on its way
Chuan-Xiang Li, Liu Zhang, Ya-Ru Yan, Yong-Jie Ding, Ying-Ni Lin, Jian-Ping Zhou, Ning Li, Hong-Peng Li, Shi-Qi Li, Xian-Wen Sun, Qing-Yun Li

Original Article on Children’s Respiratory Health and Air Quality2

The effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on the prevalence of adults’ respiratory diseases in four Chinese cities: a comparison between 2017–2018 and 1993–1996
Meilin Yan, Jicheng Gong, Qin Liu, Wenyan Li, Xiaoli Duan, Suzhen Cao, Sai Li, Lingyan He, Zixuan Yin, Weiwei Lin, Junfeng Jim Zhang
Children’s lung function in relation to changes in socioeconomic, nutritional, and household factors over 20 years in Lanzhou
Sai Li, Suzhen Cao, Xiaoli Duan, Yaqun Zhang, Jicheng Gong, Xiangyu Xu, Qian Guo, Xin Meng, Mcswain Bertrand, Junfeng Jim Zhang
Household environmental factors and children’s respiratory health: comparison of two cross-sectional studies over 25 years in Wuhan, China
Xin Meng, Suzhen Cao, Sai Li, Meilin Yan, Qian Guo, Jicheng Gong, Qin Liu, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Xiaoli Duan
Changes in children’s lung function over two decades in relation to socioeconomic, parental and household factors in Wuhan, China
Suzhen Cao, Dongsen Wen, Sai Li, Qian Guo, Xiaoli Duan, Jicheng Gong, Xiangyu Xu, Xin Meng, Ning Qin, Beibei Wang, Junfeng Jim Zhang

Letter to the Editor

Chr1 95026203-ALK, a novel intergenic fusion identified in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma with nodular ground-glass opacity
Qiang Chen, Yan Yan, Chuanping Yang, Guangjun Liu, Gaoming Wang, Si Li, Dongsheng Chen, Mingzhe Xiao, Yanmin Wu


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

2. The series “Children’s Respiratory Health and Air Quality” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Thoracic Disease without any funding or sponsorship. Junfeng Jim Zhang, Haidong Kan and Howard M. Kipen served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.