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Hyperphosphatemia: a novel risk factor for mortality in chronic kidney disease
Mario Cozzolino, Paola Ciceri, Andrea Galassi
High flow oxygen therapy and the work of breathing assessed by thickening fraction of the diaphragm (TFdi): just a side of the moon in cystic fibrosis patients?
Nadia Corcione, Paolo Buonpensiero, Antonio M. Esquinas
Improving the diagnosis of renal masses: can we approach the histological diagnosis to the image?
José Miguel Giménez-Bachs, Antonio S. Salinas-Sánchez
Comprehensive genomic analysis of circulating tumor DNA for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Delphine Lissa, Ana I. Robles
Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage: a long way to go?
Shinya Abe, Kazumichi Fujioka
New genetic characteristics of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)
Yan Chen, Gang Chen
Modern human lifestyle prejudices epigenetic changes to cuddle diseases
Narasimman Gurusamy, Johnson Rajasingh
GABA strikes down again in epilepsy
Milena Guazzi, Pasquale Striano
Extracellular vesicles in hepatocellular cancer and cholangiocarcinoma
Feihu Xie, Shi Feng, Huayu Yang, Yilei Mao
Is the onset of adverse effects of immunotherapy always bad news for the patients…?—certainly not!
Paul Hofman
Long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist—status December 2018
Jens Juul Holst
Pro-tumoral role of gut bacteria: sabotaging immune cell recruitment
Giandomenica Iezzi, Eleonora Cremonesi, Pietro E. Majno
Minimally invasive segmentectomy for early stage lung cancer gains momentum
Syed S. Razi, Dao Nguyen, Nestor Villamizar
Central nervous system activity of first-line osimertinib in epidermal growth factor receptor-mutant advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Chong-Kin Liam
Fluorescence-guided surgery in cancer treatment: current status and future perspectives
Yongchang Zheng, Huayu Yang, Henan Wang, Kai Kang, Wenkai Zhang, Gang Ma, Shunda Du
Meningeal lymphatics in aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Russell J. Jaffe, Rajnish S. Dave, Siddappa N. Byrareddy
Percutaneous coronary intervention in left main disease: 10-year follow-up
Akihiro Kobayashi, Naoki Misumida
Is active surveillance an option for metachronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma?
Vincenzo Ficarra, Alessandra Mosca, Marta Rossanese, Enrica Subba, Gianluca Giannarini
Pathophysiology of pain in patients with peritoneal endometriosis
Simone Ferrero, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Fabio Barra


Perspectives of value-based policy making in child health care in Japan
Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Hiroshi Fuji, Hirohito Metoki, Akira Ehara, Tsuguhiko Kato, Hakuyo Ebara, Toshihiko Nishida, Gen Kobashi, Rintaro Mori
Can presepsin be used for screening invasive fungal infections?
Giuseppe Lippi, Gianfranco Cervellin

Review Article

Determination of copper poisoning in Wilson’s disease using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Sabine Weiskirchen, Philipp Kim, Ralf Weiskirchen
Routine use of commercial antibiotic-loaded bone cement in primary total joint arthroplasty: a critical analysis of the current evidence
Assem A. Sultan, Linsen T. Samuel, Erica Umpierrez, Andrew Swiergosz, Jacob Rabin, Bilal Mahmood, Michael A. Mont
Astym® therapy: A systematic review
Morad Chughtai, Jared M. Newman, Assem A. Sultan, Linsen T. Samuel, Jacob Rabin, Anton Khlopas, Anil Bhave, Michael A. Mont
Hybrid operating room for the intraoperative CT-guided localization of pulmonary nodules
Hsin-Yueh Fang, Ko-Wei Chang, Yin-Kai Chao
Latest technology in minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Ivan Chi Hin Siu, Zheng Li, Calvin S. H. Ng
Wilson disease—treatment perspectives
Tomasz Litwin, Karolina Dzieżyc, Anna Członkowska
Clinical practice guidelines in Wilson disease
Chiara Saroli Palumbo, Michael L. Schilsky
Latest update about virtual-assisted lung mapping in thoracic surgery
Kentaro Kitano, Masaaki Sato
Prediction of pleural invasion using different imaging tools in non-small cell lung cancer
Jhih-Hao Bai, Min-Shu Hsieh, Hsien-Chi Liao, Mong-Wei Lin, Jin-Shing Chen
Role of bronchoalveolar lavage in the management of immunocompromised patients with pulmonary infiltrates
Randall Choo, Devanand Anantham

Original Article

Long-term effects of acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: systematic review and single-arm meta-analyses
Zongshi Qin, Jiani Wu, Chang Xu, Xiaopu Sang, Xiao Li, Guangrui Huang, Zhishun Liu
Deep neural networks could differentiate Bethesda class III versus class IV/V/VI
Yi Zhu, Qiang Sang, Shijun Jia, Ying Wang, Timothy Deyer
Detecting insertion, substitution, and deletion errors in radiology reports using neural sequence-to-sequence models
John Zech, Jessica Forde, Joseph Titano, Deepak Kaji, Anthony Costa, Eric Karl Oermann
Not all primary total hip arthroplasties are equal—so is there a difference in reimbursement?
Nipun Sodhi, Sarah E. Dalton, Luke J. Garbarino, Peter A. Gold, Nicolas S. Piuzzi, Jared M. Newman, Anton Khlopas, Assem A. Sultan, Morad Chughtai, Michael A. Mont
Machine learning for semiautomated classification of glioblastoma, brain metastasis and central nervous system lymphoma using magnetic resonance advanced imaging
Nathaniel C. Swinburne, Javin Schefflein, Yu Sakai, Eric K. Oermann, Joseph J. Titano, Iris Chen, Sayedhedayatollah Tadayon, Amit Aggarwal, Amish Doshi, Kambiz Nael
Patient satisfaction and outcomes of static progressive stretch bracing: a 10-year prospective analysis
Nipun Sodhi, Benjamin Yao, Hiba K. Anis, Anton Khlopas, Assem A. Sultan, Jared M. Newman, Michael A. Mont
A real-world study on adverse drug reactions to Xuebijing injection: hospital intensive monitoring based on 93 hospitals (31,913 cases)
Rui Zheng, Hui Wang, Zhi Liu, Xiaohui Wang, Jing Li, Xiang Lei, Yilin Fan, Si Liu, Zhiqiao Feng, Hongcai Shang
Single-stage hybrid localization: a combination of bronchoscopic lung mapping followed by post-mapping computed tomographic reconstruction and additional transthoracic needle localization in a cone beam computed tomography room
Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Chun Ko, Ling-Hsuan Meng, Li-Wei Chen, Kun-Hsien Lin, Yueh-Lun Liu, Shao-En Sun, Huan-Jang Ko
Non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer in patients with impaired pulmonary function
Man-Ling Wang, Ming-Hui Hung, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Kuang-Cheng Chan, Ya-Jung Cheng, Jin-Shing Chen
The role of prehabilitation with a telerehabilitation system prior to total knee arthroplasty
Morad Chughtai, Neil V. Shah, Assem A. Sultan, Maximillian Solow, John V. Tiberi, Nima Mehran, Trevor North, Joseph T. Moskal, Jared M. Newman, Linsen T. Samuel, Anil Bhave, Michael A. Mont
Using meta-regression approach to explore the dose-response association between acupuncture sessions and acupuncture effects on chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
Zongshi Qin, Jiani Wu, Chang Xu, Zhishun Liu
Random forest can accurately predict the development of end-stage renal disease in immunoglobulin a nephropathy patients
Xin Han, Xiaonan Zheng, Ying Wang, Xiaoru Sun, Yi Xiao, Yi Tang, Wei Qin
Validity and reliability of patient section of evidence-based medical records about doctor-patient building through integrated therapy of traditional Chinese and Western medicine (DPEBMR-P) in patients with gastrointestinal diseases
Shuo Feng, Lingxiao Chen, Guihua Tian, Jing Hu, Yang Ding, Zhengguang Du, Hongkai Zhang, Bo Li, Yang Li
Quantitative feature analysis of CT images of transbronchial dye markings mimicking true pulmonary ground-glass opacity lesions
Bo-Wei Chen, Li-Wei Chen, Shun-Mao Yang, Ching-Kai Lin, Huan-Jang Ko, Chung-Ming Chen
Efficacy and safety of the Fu-Zheng-Qu-Zhuo method on retarding the progress of chronic kidney disease (stage 3–4): a systematic review and meta-analysis
Shi-Yi Liu, Po Huang, Ning Zhang
Xuebijing injection for acute organophosphorus pesticide poisoning: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Po Huang, Bo Li, Shuo Feng, Yuhong Guo, Guozhen Zhao, Dongdong Wang, Qingquan Liu
Receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 as a predictive adjuvant chemotherapy marker after lung adenocarcinoma resection
Jae Heun Chung, Seong Hoon Yoon, Yong Jung Kang, Yun Seong Kim, Bong Soo Son, Ryuk Jun Kwon, Jun Hee Han, Do Hyung Kim
Medium-term outcome of cementless, mobile-bearing, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Radosław Stempin, Kacper Stempin, Wiesław Kaczmarek
A nationwide comparative analysis of medical complications in fibromyalgia patients following total knee arthroplasty
Tara Moore, Nipun Sodhi, Angad Kalsi, Rushabh M. Vakharia, Joseph O. Ehiorobo, Hiba K. Anis, Kristina Dushaj, Vivian Papas, Giles Scuderi, Scott Nelson, Martin W. Roche, Michael A. Mont
Discharge to the skilled nursing facility: patient risk factors and perioperative outcomes after total knee arthroplasty
Prem N. Ramkumar, Chukwuweike Gwam, Sergio M. Navarro, Heather S. Haeberle, Jaret M. Karnuta, Ronald E. Delanois, Michael A. Mont
Short-term outcomes after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis versus osteonecrosis
Sergio M. Navarro, Heather S. Haeberle, Anton Khlopas, Jared Newman, Jaret M. Karnuta, Michael A. Mont, Prem N. Ramkumar
Predictors of blood transfusion and in-hospital outcomes in patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE): a nationwide population-based analysis
Upenkumar Patel, Rupak Desai, Jiten Desai, Nanush Damarlapally, Dipen Zalavadia, Mohamad Yousef, Roxana Coman, Pardeep Bansal, Hemant Goyal
High performance of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion MRI in detecting viral hepatitis-b induced liver fibrosis
Hua Huang, Nazmi Che-Nordin, Li-Fei Wang, Ben-Heng Xiao, Olivier Chevallier, Yong-Xing Yun, Sheng-Wen Guo, Yì Xiáng J. Wáng
Preoperative thromboprophylactic administration of low-molecular-weight-heparin significantly decreased the risk of intraoperative bleeding compared with heparin in patients undergoing video-assisted lobectomy for lung cancer
Gu-Ha A-Lai, Yun-Ke Zhu, Gang Li, Me-Wu-Jia Mai-Ji, Han-Yu Deng, Jun Luo, Ze-Guo Zhuo, Xu Shen, Yi-Dan Lin
Computed tomography-guided dye localization for deeply situated pulmonary nodules in thoracoscopic surgery
Tung-Ming Tsai, Xu-Heng Chiang, Hsien-Chi Liao, Kuan-Chuan Tsou, Mong-Wei Lin, Ke-Cheng Chen, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Jin-Shing Chen
An evaluation of adult critical result policies in haematology in a teaching hospital in China
Dagan Yang, Qian Cai, Xinglun Qi, Lili Xu, Yunxian Zhou
Recent fluorescence-based optical imaging for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery segmentectomy
Yosuke Matsuura, Mingyon Mun, Junji Ichinose, Masayuki Nakao, Ken Nakagawa, Sakae Okumura
Co-expression of CD44/MyD88 is a poor prognostic factor in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer
Yi Zhu, Hongtao Zhang, Guonan Zhang, Yu Shi, Jianming Huang
Improved long-term survival following pulmonary resections for non-small cell lung cancer: results of a nationwide study from Iceland
Hannes Halldorsson, Andri Wilberg Orrason, Gudrun Nina Oskarsdottir, Astridur Petursdottir, Bjorn Mar Fridriksson, Magnus Karl Magnusson, Steinn Jonsson, Tomas Gudbjartsson

Case Report

Use of an offset head center acetabular shell in difficult primary total hip arthroplasties
Andrew J. Wassef, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A. Sultan, Nicolas S. Piuzzi, Morad Chughtai, Kim L. Stearns, Robert Molloy, Michael A. Mont
Rare paraneoplastic erythroderma associated with ectopic neuron-specific enolase deposition in basal cells
Lei Wang, Ting Guo, Hao Zhang, Weimiao Li, Yifang Zhu, Haihua Guo, Feng Yang, Yitong Guo, Zhipei Zhang, Yong Han, Daixing Zhong, Xiaofei Li, Lijun Huang
Left lower lobe sleeve resection for endobronchial schwannoma
Hu Liao, Wenpeng Song, Nan Chen, Fengning Chen, Chengwu Liu, Feng Lin
A rare presentation of pleomorphic carcinoma of lung mimic empyema
Kuo-Ming Yang, En-Kuei Tang, Yih-Gang Goan, Yen-Chiang Tseng
Cardiac penetrating injury: a rare complication associated with the lung nodule localization by hookwire
Zhe Shi, Yuxing Jin, Chang Chen

Expert Consensus

Clinical practice guideline on traditional Chinese medicine therapy alone or combined with antibiotics for sepsis
Guo-Zhen Zhao, Ren-Bo Chen, Bo Li, Yu-Hong Guo, Yan-Ming Xie, Xing Liao, Yu-Fei Yang, Teng-Fei Chen, Hao-Ran Di, Fei Shao, Xiao-Qin Lv, Jing Hu, Shuo Feng, Qing-Quan Liu, Bo-Li Zhang