Focused Issues more

Vol 7, No 6 (June 2015): Advances and Controversies in Pleural Diseases More >>
Vol 7, Supplement 2 (April 2015): dedicated to the 23rd European Conference on General Thoracic... More >>

ICC Column more

Editorial Director’s Foreword

Patients’ right, Over-shaded amidst booming industrial markets God says, let ICC Column be!... More >>
The collaborations and the leadership of the Journal of Thoracic Disease in providing scientific... More >>
Respiratory patients, like all people, want health. Their purpose in seeking health care through... More >>




Original Article

Risk factors for acute kidney injury in overweight patients with acute type A aortic dissection: a retrospective study
Honglei Zhao, Xudong Pan, Zhizhong Gong, Jun Zheng, Yongmin Liu, Junming Zhu, Lizhong Sun
Quantative computerized tomography assessment of lung density as a predictor of postoperative pulmonary morbidity in patients with lung cancer
Tevfik Kaplan, Gokce Kaan Atac, Nesimi Gunal, Bulent Kocer, Aslıhan Alhan, Sezai Cubuk, Orhan Yucel, Ebru Ozan Sanhal, Koray Dural, Serdar Han
Identification of immunohistochemical markers for distinguishing lung adenocarcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma
Cheng Zhan, Li Yan, Lin Wang, Yang Sun, Xingxing Wang, Zongwu Lin, Yongxing Zhang, Yu Shi, Wei Jiang, Qun Wang
Bronchial artery embolization for malignant hemoptysis: a single institutional experience
Amar S. Mehta, Osman Ahmed, Danial Jilani, Steve Zangan, Jonathan Lorenz, Brian Funaki, Thuong Van Ha, Rakesh Navuluri
Randomized controlled trials of induction treatment and surgery versus combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy in stages IIIA-N2 NSCLC: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Zuen Ren, Shijie Zhou, Zhidong Liu, Shaofa Xu
Vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphisms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis
Huan Chen, Lei Zhang, Zhiyi He, Xiaoning Zhong, Jianquan Zhang, Meihua Li, Jing Bai
Prognostic factors for resection of isolated pulmonary metastases in breast cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Jun Fan, Dali Chen, Heng Du, Cheng Shen, Guowei Che
Surgical treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis: is video-assisted thoracic surgery “better” than thoracotomy?
Yi Han, Dezhi Zhen, Zhidong Liu, Shaofa Xu, Shuku Liu, Ming Qin, Shijie Zhou, Daping Yu, Xiaoyun Song, Yunsong Li, Ning Xiao, Chongyu Su, Kang Shi
Functional residual capacity in beagle dogs with and without acute respiratory distress syndrome
Qi Liu, Yong-Hua Gao, Dong-Ming Hua, Wen Li, Zhe Cheng, Hui Zheng, Rong-Chang Chen
Effect of dobutamine on lung aquaporin 5 in endotoxine shock-induced acute lung injury rabbit
Cai-Zhi Sun, Hua Shen, Xiao-Wei He, Lei Bao, Yang Song, Zheng Zhang, Hai-Dong Qin
Endobronchial closure of bronchopleural fistula using Amplatzer device
Laura V. Klotz, Wolfgang Gesierich, Sabine Schott-Hildebrand, Rudolf A. Hatz, Michael Lindner

Surgical Technique

Incidental bronchial injury by soft coagulation
Tomoki Shibano, Shunsuke Endo, Shinichi Otani, Tomoyuki Nakano


Uniportal VATS—a new era in lung cancer surgery
Calvin S. H. Ng, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Thomas A. D’Amico, Gaetano Rocco


High-flow oxygen cannula: a very effective method to correct severe hypoxemia
Jean-Louis Vincent
Issues of energy and protein feeding in critically ill: the permissive underfeeding trial
Peter J. M. Weijs
Solitary pure ground-glass nodules measuring 5 mm or less: current imaging management, question and suggestion
Li Fan, Shi-Yuan Liu
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography characterization of solitary pulmonary nodules: can we do better?
Ana María García Vicente, Víctor M. Pérez-García, Ángel Soriano Castrejón
Chronic total occlusion: no more meta-analysis, please—a randomized clinical trial is urgently needed
Alfredo Bardají, Gil Bonet
Chronic total improvement in ventricular function and survival
Marouane Boukhris, Zied Ibn Elhadj, Alfredo R. Galassi
A meta-analysis of left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation—adding to the debate but elements remain unresolved
Syed Mohammad Afzal Sohaib, Kevin F. Fox
High flow on the rise—pediatric perspectives on the FLORALI trial
Christophe Milési, Julien Baleine, Julia le Bouhellec, Marti Pons-Odena, Gilles Cambonie
High flow nasal cannula—coming to a hypoxic patient near you!
Jan Hau Lee, Michael A. Gentile
Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation—what have we learned?
John M. Stulak
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: an editorial
Pouya Nezafati, Mojgan Gharipour, Mohammad Hassan Nezafati
Big-data Clinical Trial (BCT): the third talk
Stephen D. Wang, Yaxing Shen
The air we breathe and lung disease
Mary B. Rice, Atul Malhotra
Electronic cigarettes: the new face of nicotine delivery and addiction
Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Anuja Vyas, Dean E. Schraufnagel, Atul Malhotra

Original Article

Catamenial pneumothorax: a rare entity? Report of 5 cases and review of the literature
Aikaterini N. Visouli, Kaid Darwiche, Andreas Mpakas, Paul Zarogoulidis, Antonios Papagiannis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nicolaos Courcoutsakis, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis

Review Articles

A review of current and novel therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Rokhsara Rafii, Maya M. Juarez, Timothy E. Albertson, Andrew L. Chan
Superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors: current evidence on diagnosis and radical treatment
Christophoros N. Foroulis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Ilias Karapantzos, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Haidong Huang, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy: A descriptive analysis
Steven Leong, Hong Ju, Henry Marshall, Rayleen Bowman, Ian Yang, Ann-Maree Ree, Cathy Saxon, Kwun M Fong
Epidemiology and prognosis of breast cancer in young women
Hussein A. Assi, Katia E. Khoury, Haifa Dbouk, Lana E. Khalil, Tarek H. Mouhieddine, Nagi S. El Saghir
Update in diagnosis and therapy of coexistent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure
Qiaojun Zeng, Shanping Jiang
Acute respiratory distress syndrome: new definition, current and future therapeutic options
Vito Fanelli, Aikaterini Vlachou, Shirin Ghannadian, Umberto Simonetti, Arthur S. Slutsky, Haibo Zhang
Revisiting signs, strengths and weaknesses of Standard Chest Radiography in patients of Acute Dyspnea in the Emergency Department
Luciano Cardinale, Giovanni Volpicelli, Alessandro Lamorte, Jessica Martino, Andrea veltri
Molecular biology of lung cancer
Wendy A. Cooper, David C. L. Lam, Sandra A. O’Toole, John D. Minna
Hormonal therapies in young breast cancer patients: when, what and for how long?
Alexandre Christinat, Simona Di Lascio, Olivia Pagani
The management of the advanced colorectal cancer: management of the pulmonary metastases
Charalambos Zisis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Ioanna Kougioumtzi, Paul Zarogoulidis, Kaid Darwiche, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Bojan Zaric, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Georgios Kesisis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Zhigang Li, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis
Pleural infection-current diagnosis and management
Andrew Rosenstengel, YC Gary Lee
COPD in India: Iceberg or volcano?
Arvind B. Bhome
Whole genome sequencing for lung cancer
Marissa Daniels, Felicia Goh, Casey M Wright, Krishna B Sriram, Vandana Relan, Belinda E Clarke, Edwina E Duhig, Rayleen V Bowman, Ian A Yang, Kwun M Fong

Original Articles

Establishment of an orthotopic lung cancer model in nude mice and its evaluation by spiral CT
Xiang Liu, Jun Liu, Yubao Guan, Huiling Li, Liyan Huang, Hailing Tang, Jianxing He
Hydration with magnesium and mannitol without furosemide prevents the nephrotoxicity induced by cisplatin and pemetrexed in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Keiko Muraki, Ryo Koyama, Yuichiro Honma, Shigehiro Yagishita, Takehito Shukuya, Rina Ohashi, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Kenji Kido, Shin-ichiro Iwakami, Shinichi Sasaki, Akihiko Iwase, Kazuhisa Takahashi


Surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis: the phoenix of thoracic surgery?
Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Viti, Giovanni Di Perri, Alberto Terzi

Art of Operative Techniques

Thoracoscopic anatomic pulmonary resection
Jianxing He, Xin Xu

Below are the latest Journal of Thoracic Disease articles published online ahead of print publication.

Review Article

Case Report