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Original Article

External validation of a prediction model for pathologic N2 among patients with a negative mediastinum by positron emission tomography
Farhood Farjah, Leah M. Backhus, Thomas K. Varghese, James P. Manning, Aaron M. Cheng, Michael S. Mulligan, Douglas E. Wood
The link between mold sensitivity and asthma severity in a cohort of northern Chinese patients
Yanliang Ma, Guizhen Tian, Fei Tang, Bing Yu, Yanwen Chen, Yueli Cui, Quanying He, Zhancheng Gao
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the identification of beta-hemolytic streptococci
Chunmei Zhou, Lili Tao, Bijie Hu, Jian Ma, Xiangru Ye, Shenglei Huang, Yan Ma, Yuzhang Shan
Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath for small malignant pulmonary nodules: a retrospective comparison between central and peripheral locations
Christine Chavez, Shinji Sasada, Takehiro Izumo, Junko Watanabe, Masahiro Katsurada, Yuji Matsumoto, Takaaki Tsuchida
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of therapy with linezolid containing regimens in the treatment of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
Xin Zhang, Matthew E. Falagas, Konstantinos Z. Vardakas, Rui Wang, Rong Qin, Jin Wang, Youning Liu
Mechanical ventilation modulates Toll-like receptors 2, 4, and 9 on alveolar macrophages in a ventilator-induced lung injury model
Huijun Dai, Linghui Pan, Fei Lin, Wanyun Ge, Wei Li, Sheng He
Effect of airway Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolation and infection on steady-state bronchiectasis in Guangzhou, China
Wei-Jie Guan, Yong-Hua Gao, Gang Xu, Zhi-Ya Lin, Yan Tang, Hui-Min Li, Zhi-Min Li, Jin-Ping Zheng, Rong-Chang Chen, Nan-Shan Zhong
Efficacy of a simple and inexpensive exercise training program for advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in community hospitals
Chaicharn Pothirat, Warawut Chaiwong, Nittaya Phetsuk
Addition to inhaled corticosteroids of leukotriene receptor antagonists versus theophylline for symptomatic asthma: a meta-analysis
Xin Chen, Ying-Bo Kang, Li-Qing Wang, Yun Li, Yu-Wen Luo, Zhe Zhu, Rui Chen
A new simplified volume-loaded heterotopic rabbit heart transplant model with improved techniques and a standard operating procedure
Wei Lu, Jun Zheng, Xu-Dong Pan, Bing Li, Jin-Wei Zhang, Long-Fei Wang, Li-Zhong Sun
A novel association of adenosine deaminase with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a propensity score analysis from a case-control study
Liang Liu, Yong-Ming He, Cui-Fen Hu, Xin Zhao, Hai-Feng Xu, Xiang-Jun Yang
Elevated expression of USP9X correlates with poor prognosis in human non-small cell lung cancer
You Wang, Yu Liu, Bo Yang, Hong Cao, Chun-Xu Yang, Wen Ouyang, Shi-Min Zhang, Gui-Fang Yang, Fu-Xiang Zhou, Yun-Feng Zhou, Cong-Hua Xie
Surgical specimen histology revealed inadequacy of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration sample in the diagnosis of adenosquamous lung carcinoma
Jing Chen, Ya-Dong Gao, Yan Cao, Jiong Yang, Guang-Wei Luo
Effects of transdermal tulobuterol on dyspnea and respiratory function during exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Masako Ichikawa, Yuzo Kodama, Kaku Yoshimi, Satomi Shiota, Masaki Kotajima, Mami Nakajyo, Kuniaki Seyama, Yoshinosuke Fukuchi, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Comparison of diagnostic performances among bronchoscopic sampling techniques in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions
Viboon Boonsarngsuk, Wasana Kanoksil, Sarangrat Laungdamerongchai
Low-cost biportal endoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Ansheng Mo, Yuzhong Luo, Xiaoping Yang, Shaoxiong Mo, Jun Wu, Yitong Wei
Higher expression of SIRT1 induced resistance of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cells to cisplatin
Bin Cao, Qintong Shi, Wengong Wang
Study on risk factors and phenotypes of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Guangzhou, China—design and baseline characteristics
Yumin Zhou, Piet L.B. Bruijnzeel, Christopher McCrae, Jinping Zheng, Ulf Nihlen, Rong Zhou, Marleen Van Geest, Anna Nilsson, Sinela Hadzovic, Monika Huhn, Ziad Taib, Yi Gu, Jiaxing Xie, Pixin Ran, Rongchang Chen, Nanshan Zhong
How well does pathologic stage predict survival for esophageal adenocarcinoma after neoadjuvant therapy?
Jae Y. Kim, Rebecca A. Nelson, Joseph Kim, Dan Raz
Antimicrobial peptide LL-37 circulating levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with high risk of frequent exacerbations
Yi-Meng Yang, Yan-Fei Guo, Hong-Sheng Zhang, Tie-Ying Sun
Impact of daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate on ventilator associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a meta-analysis
Wensen Chen, Quan Cao, Songqin Li, Huifen Li, Weihong Zhang

Surgical Technique

Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni hernia by artificial pericardium patch in an adult obese patient
Shuhai Li, Xiaochuan Liu, Yaxing Shen, Hao Wang, Mingxiang Feng, Lijie Tan
Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration with 23 gauge needle: a preliminary study
Maria Majori, Miriam Anghinolfi, Alessandro Scarascia, Rita Nizzoli, Angelo Gianni Casalini

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

Perspectives

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

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