Editorial

Tecemotide (L-BLP25) versus placebo after chemoradiotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (START): a randomized, double-blind, phase III trial
Michael DeGregorio, Lin Soe, Michael Wolf
Unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer: is Tecemotide a new START for our patients?
Els Wauters, Vansteenkiste Johan
Cetuximab in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): the showdown?
Assunta Sgambato, Francesca Casaluce, Paolo Maione, Antonio Rossi, Fortunato Ciardiello, Cesare Gridelli
Fertility concerns and preservation strategies in young women with breast cancer
Tadahiko Shien
Fertility issues in young breast cancer patients: what women want
Matteo Lambertini, Ana Catarina Pinto, Lucia Del Mastro
Female breast cancer in Europe: statistics, diagnosis and treatment modalities
Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N. Sergentanis, Alexandra Tsigginou, Constantine Dimitrakakis, George C. Zografos, Meletios-Athanassios Dimopoulos, Theodora Psaltopoulou
The burden of breast cancer from China to Italy
Alessia Levaggi, Francesca Poggio, Matteo Lambertini

Original Article

Nocturnal pulse rate and symptomatic response in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea treated with continuous positive airway pressure for one year
Martino F. Pengo, Panagis Drakatos, Christopher Kosky, Adrian Williams, Nicholas Hart, Gian Paolo Rossi, Joerg Steier
Pulmonary hypertension in end-stage renal disease and post renal transplantation patients
Esam H. Alhamad, Mohammed Al-Ghonaim, Hussam F. Alfaleh, Joseph P. Cal, Nazmi Said
Pulmonary function assessment in the early phase of patients with smoke inhalation injury from fire
Cheol-Hong Kim, Heungjeong Woo, In Gyu Hyun, Won Jun Song, Changhwan Kim, Jeong-Hee Choi, Dong-Gyu Kim, Myung Goo Lee, Ki-Suck Jung
A comparison between the efficiency of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay and nested PCR in identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis during routine clinical practice
Cheol-Hong Kim, Heungjeong Woo, In Gyu Hyun, Changhwan Kim, Jeong-Hee Choi, Seung-Hun Jang, Sang Myeon Park, Dong-Gyu Kim, Myung Goo Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Jeongwon Hyun, Hyun Soo Kim
Home-based exercise: promising rehabilitation for symptom relief, improved functional status and quality of life for post-surgical lung cancer patients
Amy J. Hoffman, Ruth Ann Brintnall, Alexander von Eye, Lee W. Jones, Gordon Alderink, Lawrence H. Patzelt, Jean K. Brown
Is uniportal thoracoscopic surgery a feasible approach for advanced stages of non-small cell lung cancer?
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Eva Fieira, Maria Delgado, Lucía Mendez, Ricardo Fernandez, Mercedes de la Torre
Circulating endothelial microparticles involved in lung function decline in a rat exposed in cigarette smoke maybe from apoptotic pulmonary capillary endothelial cells
Hua Liu, Liang Ding, Yanju Zhang, Songshi Ni
Effect of pharmaceutical care on medication adherence and hospital admission in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a randomized controlled study
Li Wei, Xinyun Yang, Jie Li, Lianghui Liu, Hongying Luo, Zeguang Zheng, Yi Wei
Video-assisted mediastinoscopic resection compared with videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery in patients with esophageal cancer
Qian-Yun Wang, Li-Jie Tan, Ming-Xiang Feng, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Lei Zhang, Nan-Qing Jiang, Zhong-Lin Wang
Size of solitary pulmonary nodule was the risk factor of malignancy
Chang-Zheng Shi, Qian Zhao, Liang-Ping Luo, Jian-Xing He
PET/CT evaluation of response to chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: PET response criteria in solid tumors (PERCIST) versus response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST)
Qiyong Ding, Xu Cheng, Lu Yang, Qingbo Zhang, Jianwei Chen, Tiannv Li, Haibin Shi
Relation between inflammatory cytokine levels in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and gene polymorphism in young adult patients with bronchiectasis
Gulhan Ayhan, Dilaver Tas, Ismail Yilmaz, Oguzhan Okutan, Ersin Demirer, Omer Ayten, Zafer Kartaloglu
Association between RUNX3 promoter methylation and non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Yali Liang, Lianping He, Hui Yuan, Yuelong Jin, Yingshui Yao
High resolution computed tomography findings in smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis patients according to their culture status
Caliskan Tayfun, Tuncer Ozkisa, Serkan Aribal, Hatice Kaya, Mehmet Incedayi, Asim Ulcay, Faruk Ciftci
The performance and limitation of T-SPOT.TB for the diagnosis of TB in a high prevalence setting
Changtai Zhu, Zhonghua Liu, Zhiqiang Li, Shencong Mei, Zhongyi Hu
Vaspin and lipocalin-2 levels in severe obsructive sleep apnea
Muharrem Kiskac, Mehmet Zorlu, Muhammed Emin Akkoyunlu, Elif Kilic, Cumali Karatoprak, Mustafa Cakirca, Erdinc Yavuz, Cuneyt Ardic, Ahmet Adil Camli, Mehmetali Cikrikcioglu, Levent Kart
Comparative study of video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open thymectomy for thymoma in one single center
Zu-Yang Yuan, Gui-Yu Cheng, Ke-Lin Sun, You-Sheng Mao, Jian Li, Yong-Gang Wang, Da-Li Wang, Shu-Geng Gao, Qi Xue, Jin-Feng Huang, Ju-Wei Mu
Changes of HMGB1 and sRAGE during the recovery of COPD exacerbation
Yonghong Zhang, Shaojun Li, Guizuo Wang, Dong Han, Xinming Xie, Yuanyuan Wu, Jing Xu, Jiamei Lu, Fengjuan Li, Manxiang Li
A comparison of ketamine-midazolam and ketamine-propofol combinations used for sedation in the endobronchial ultrasoundguided transbronchial needle aspiration: a prospective, singleblind, randomized study
Tülay Dal, Hilal Sazak, Mehtap Tunç, Şaziye Şahin, Aydın Yılmaz
The role of initial radiologic and clinical manifestations in predicting the prognosis for pneumonia caused by H1N1 influenza virus
Cemil Göya, Alpaslan Yavuz, Cihad Hamidi, Mehmet Güli Çetinçakmak, Memik Teke, Salih Hattapoğlu, Abdurrahim Duşak
Levels of 1,25(OH)2D3 for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and correlations of 1,25(OH)2D3 with the clinical features of TB
Wei-Wei Gao, Yu Wang, Xiang-Rong Zhang, Chun-Yang Yin, Chun-Mei Hu, Man Tian, Hong-Wei Wang, Xia Zhang
Glutathione and nitrite levels in induced sputum at COPD patients and healthy smokers
Teyfik Turgut, Nevin İlhan, Figen Deveci, Nusret Akpolat, Ersin Şükrü Erden, M. Hamdi Muz
Higher level of heme oxygenase-1 in patients with stroke than TIA
Xin Li, Guangfu Song, Yuling Jin, Hongwei Liu, Changqing Li, Chengwu Han, Shiyan Ren
EGFR immunoexpression, RAS immunoexpression and their effects on survival in lung adenocarcinoma cases
Ahmet Gokhan Gundogdu, Sevgen Onder, Pinar Firat, Riza Dogan
Evaluating the response of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for treatment of breast cancer: are tumor biomarkers and dynamic contrast enhanced MR images useful predictive tools?
Zijing Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yiting Jin, Hongying Wang, Fei Gu, Jian Zhou, Zhengyin Lao, Zude Xu, Feng Tang, Liping Zou, Weijun Tang, Rong Lu, Qiang Zou
Effects of yoga training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Xun-Chao Liu, Lei Pan, Qing Hu, Wei-Ping Dong, Jun-Hong Yan, Liang Dong
Prognostic value of FGFR1 gene copy number in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis
Wen Yang, Yan-Wen Yao, Jun-Li Zeng, Wen-Jun Liang, Li Wang, Cui-Qing Bai, Chun-Hua Liu, Yong Song
Correlation between group behavior and quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from patients with hospitalacquired pneumonia
Yong Li, Hong-Ping Qu, Jia-Lin Liu, Huan-Ying Wan
Remodeling of rat pulmonary artery induced by chronic smoking exposure
Lei Zhao, Jian Wang, Lu Wang, Yu-Ting Liang, Yu-Qin Chen, Wen-Jun Lu, Wen-Liang Zhou
Comparison of mammosphere formation from breast cancer cell lines and primary breast tumors
Rong Wang, Qing Lv, Wentong Meng, Qiuwen Tan, Shu Zhang, Xianming Mo, Xiaoqin Yang
A propensity score analysis on the effect of on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for patients with coronary artery disease
Peng Liu, Fei Wang, Shiyan Ren, Fan Lin, Yuguang Yang, Xueqiang Fan, Guang Sun, Xia Zheng, Jiangtao Liu, Jing Yuan, Zhidong Ye
The carina is approximately 1-2 cm above the pericardial reflection among Chinese patients
Kong-Han Pan, Dan-Yan Gu, Jian-Cang Zhou, Hong-Chen Zhao
Meis1 regulates proliferation of non-small-cell lung cancer cells
Weihao Li, Kai Huang, Haizhou Guo, Guanghui Cui

Surgical Technique

Bronchovascular right upper lobe reconstruction by uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Eva Fieira, Mercedes de la Torre, Maria Delgado

Guideline

Chinese expert consensus on bronchial asthma control
Asthma Workgroup, Chinese Thoracic Society, Chinese Medical Association (CMA)

Case Report

Bronchial aneurysm secondary to tuberculosis presenting with fatal hemoptysis: a case report and review of the literature
Yu-Sheng Cheng, Zhi-Wei Lu
Lophomonas blattarum infection presented as acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Huihui Zeng, Xianglong Kong, Xinrui Chen, Hong Luo, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Adrian Kwok Wai Chan, Angela Takano, Ann Ling Hsu, Su Ying Low
Image-guided bronchoscopy for histopathologic diagnosis of pure ground glass opacity: a case report
Christine Chavez, Shinji Sasada, Takehiro Izumo, Yukiko Nakamura, Koji Tsuta, Takaaki Tsuchida
Conservative management of post-intubation tracheal tears— report of three cases
Attila Óvári, Tino Just, Steffen Dommerich, Volker Hingst, Arne Böttcher, Tobias Schuldt, Ellen Guder, Thomas Mencke, Hans-Wilhelm Pau
Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma: a case report and literature review
Shi Chen, Rui-Ming Liu, Tian Li
An anterior mediastinal mass: delayed airway compression and using a double lumen tube for airway patency
Jeounghyuk Lee, Yong Chul Rim, Junyong In
Surgery for giant emphysematous bullae: case report and a short literature review
Wenting Huang, Rui Han, Li Li, Yong He
Nodular fasciitis on chest wall in a teenager: a case report and review of the literature
Jong Hui Suh, Jeong Seob Yoon, Chan Beom Park
A plastic whistle incarcerated in bronchus diagnosed fourteen years after ‘swallowed’: a case report
Xin Wang, Guowei Che
Takayasu’s arteritis misdiagnosed as mediastinal malignant lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature
Cheng Hong, Tao Zeng, Jin Zhao, Guihong Liu, Yingying Gu
Pulmonary sparganosis mansoni: a case report from a nonendemic region
Ke-Bin Cheng, Bei-Lan Gao, Jin-Ming Liu, Jin-Fu Xu

ICC COLUMN: The Voice of the Patient

Nobelpharma, a new Japanese pharmaceutical company that only provides medicines for unmet medical needs
Jin Shiomura
Economics that heals
Lawrence Grouse
Three One Five: a global consumer movement
Lawrence Grouse
Open access medical publications
Lawrence Grouse

Between You and Me

Chasing on the way of cancer immunotherapy
Licun Wu
Hopes versus reality
Lawrence Grouse, Guangqiao Zeng, Nanshan Zhong
Stop violence against medical workers in China
Shukun Yao, Qing Zeng, Mingqiang Peng, Shiyan Ren, Gang Chen, Jiangjun Wang

Erratum

Erratum
Editorial Team, Journal of Thoracic Disease

Retraction

Retraction: Application status of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry in the identification and drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Editorial Team, Journal of Thoracic Disease

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