Special Series (Published)

Artificial Intelligence in Molecular Imaging

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Guest Editor: Steven P. Rowe, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Transgender Surgery

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Guest Editors: Oscar J. Manrique, M.D., FACS. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, Surgical Transgender Clinic, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA; John A Persing, Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, USA; Xiaona Lu, Postdoctoral Associate of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Medical Aerosol in Acute and Critical Care

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Guest Editors: James B Fink, PhD, RRT, FAARC, FCCP. Division of Respiratory Care, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA; Zhe Luo, MD, PhD. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China

Heart Failure Update and Advances in 2021

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Guest Editors: Debabrata Mukherjee, MD. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA; Jose Benjamin Cruz Rodriguez, MD. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

Rheumatologic Skin Disease

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Guest Editors: Richard D. Sontheimer, Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; M. Kari Connolly, Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Director of the Autoimmune Clinic and Co-director of the Immunofluorescence Laboratory; David Fiorentino, Department of Dermatology; Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Stanford University; Victoria Werth, Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Dermatology at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital

Unresolved Basic Issues in Hepatology

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Guest Editors: Ralf Weiskirchen, PhD. Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy and Clinical Chemistry, RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany; Wolfgang Stremmel, MD. from Department of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Recent Developments in Cataract Surgery

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Guest Editor: Andrzej Grzybowski, Professor of Ophthalmology, Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn; Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland

Infective Endocarditis in the 21st Century

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Guest Editors: Francesco Nappi, MD. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Centre Cardiologique du Nord de Saint-Denis, Paris, France; Christos Mihos, Columbia University Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach FL, USA; Cristiano Spadaccio, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, UK

Pain Therapy

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Guest Editor: Antonio Ruggiero, Paediatric Oncology Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health, Agostino Gemelli Hospital, Catholic University of Rome, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy

Toward Precision Medicine in Thyroid Cancer

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Guest Editors: Haipeng Xiao, MD, PhD, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Rengyun Liu, PhD, Institute of Precision Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Shuang Yu, MD, PhD, Department of Endocrinology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Lung Emphysema

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Guest Editor: Bassam Redwan, MD. from Department of Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Westfalen, Lünen, Germany

Hemodynamic Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients

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Guest Editors: Glenn Hernández, MD, PhD. Departamento de Medicina Intensiva, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Guo-Wei Tu, MD, PhD. Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China

Medical Artificial Intelligent Research

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Guest Editors: Haotian Lin, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510060, China; Centre for Precision Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China; Limin Yu, Department of Pathology, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI, USA; 4Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI, USA

Structural Heart Disease: The Revolution

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Guest Editor: Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, MD, PhD. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain; Department of Phisiology, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

Advances in Laboratory Tests for Infectious Diseases

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Guest Editors: Zhi-De Hu, Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot 010050, China; Bing Gu, Medical Technology School of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221004, China; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou 221002, China

Stem Cell and Clinical Application

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Guest Editor: Ling Lu, Liver Transplantation Center, First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University; Research Unit of Liver Transplantation and Transplant Immunology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Nanjing 210029, China; Jiangsu Key Lab of Cancer Biomarkers, Prevention and Treatment, Collaborative Innovation Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China

Strategies to Achieve Long-Term Success of Lung Transplantation

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Guest Editors: Masaaki Sato, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Dong Tian, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, China; Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China

Bariatric Surgery

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Guest Editor: Muhammed Ashraf Memon, MBBS, MA, DCH, FACS, FRACS, FRCSI, FRCSEd, FRCSEng. Mayne Medical School, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences, International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences and Centre for Health Sciences Research, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia;Sunnybank Obesity Centre South & East Queensland Surgery (SEQS), Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia; Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bolton University, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

iMDT Corner

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The "IMDT Corner" features case report with International Multidisciplinary Team (iMDT) discussion, including the opinions of all relevant international health professionals discussing options and making joint decisions about treatment and supportive care plans, taking into account the personal preferences of the patient, to provide high quality, precision treatment options and management of the individual patient’s needs.

Meet The Professor

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The "Meet the Professor" series features interviews with the global Key Opinion Leaders, providing a window into the new developments, breakthroughs, and achievements in the interviewees’ professional fields, both clinically and academically.

Liver News Column

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Guest Editor: Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Liver Research Unit Medica Sur Clinic & Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico

Big-data Clinical Trial Column

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Guest Editor: Zhongheng Zhang, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310016, China

Column in Hypertension

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Guest Editor: Wilbert S. Aronow, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

COVID-19 Column

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Recently, a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged as a respiratory infection with significant concern for global public health hazards.

Neurological Diseases

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Guest Editor: Wei-Hai Xu, MD. Department of Neurology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China

Recent Advances in Knee Rehabilitation

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Guest Editor: Anil Bhave, Clinical Director of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Director of Wasserman Gait Laboratory, Rubin Institute of Orthopedics, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA

Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Guest Editors: Jan Hau Lee, MBBS, MRCPCH, MCI. Children’s Intensive Care Unit, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore; Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore; Martin Kneyber, Division of Paediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Beatrix Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Critical Care, Anaesthesiology, Peri-operative & Emergency Medicine (CAPE), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Ira M. Cheifetz, Duke Children’s Hospital, Durham, NC, USA

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in the Management of Lung Cancer

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Guest Editors: Kassem Harris, MD, FCCP. Interventional Pulmonology Section, Pulmonary Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA; Samjot Singh Dhillon, MD, FCCP. Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonary, The Permanente Medical Group, Roseville and Sacramento, CA, USA

10th Annual Meeting of the Rheumatologic Dermatology Society

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Guest Editors: Richard D. Sontheimer, MD. Department of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Victoria R. Werth, MD. Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA; M. Kari Connolly, MD. Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA

Pompe Disease

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Guest Editors: Rosa Puertollano, PhD; Nina Raben, MD, PhD. Cell and Developmental Biology Center of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Application of Artificial Intelligence to Radiology

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Guest Editors: Timothy Deyer, East River Medical Imaging, New York, NY, USA; Department of Radiology, Cornell Medicine, New York Hospital, New York, NY, USA; Amish Doshi, Department of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Spinal Tumor Surgery

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Guest Editors: Matthew L. Goodwin, Daniel M. Sciubba. Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Wilson’s disease: From Genetics to Management of Disease

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Guest Editors: Ralf Weiskirchen, Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy and Clinical Chemistry, RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany; Wolfgang Stremmel, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Lower extremity arthroplasty

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Guest Editors: Nipun Sodhi, MD; Joseph O. Ehiorobo, MD; Hiba K. Anis, MD; Assem A. Sultan, MD; Michael A. Mont, MD. Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Inborn Errors of Metabolism

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Guest Editor: Shibani Kanungo, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Novel Aspects in Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

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Guest Editors: Saad Nseir, Univ. Lille, U995-LIRIC-Lille Inflammation Research International Center, Lille, France; Inserm, U995, Lille, France; CHU Lille, Critical Care Center, Lille, France; Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College, Welcome Trust-HRB Clinical Research Facility, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Cardiopulmonary Interactions

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Guest Editor: Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Intensive Care Unit, Section Thorax-Vascular Disease-Abdomen-Metabolism, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, University Hospital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Quality in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Guest Editors: Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit, Second Department of Internal Medicine Research Institute and Diabetes Center, Attikon University General Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece; Spyridon Michopoulos, Gastroenterology Department, “Alexandra” Hospital, Athens, Greece; Cesare Hassan, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Ospedale Nuova Regina Margherita, Rome, Italy

Molecular Medicine

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Guest Editors: Christina Piperi, Athanasios G. Papavassiliou. Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Art of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Guest Editors: Roger Härtl, MD. Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Institute, New York, NY, USA; Ai-Min Wu, MD, PhD. Department of Spine Surgery, Zhejiang Spine Surgery Centre, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of the Wenzhou Medical University, The Second School of Medicine Wenzhou Medical University, The key Orthopaedic Laboratory of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou 325000, China

Esophageal Cancer

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Guest Editor: Po-Kuei Hsu, MD, PhD. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei

Lung Cancer Update 2017: from the test tube to the bed

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Guest Editors: Luca Bertolaccini, MD, PhD, FCCP. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy; Federico Cappuzzo, MD, PhD. Department of Medical Oncology, Santa Maria delle Croci Hospital, Ravenna, Italy; Piergiorgio Solli, MD, PhD. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Teaching Hospital , Bologna, Italy

The 2nd International Symposium International Symposium on Acute Pulmonary Injury Translational Research organized by Hospital Universitario de Getafe, under the auspices of the: ‘INSPIRES®’

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Guest Editors: Oscar Peñuelas, MD. INSPIRES Organizing Committee, Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, Spain; CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Madrid, Spain; Jordi Rello, MD. CIBER de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Madrid, Spain; Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red (CIBERES), Barcelona, Spain

Ethical Issues in Intensive Care

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Guest Editors: Jean-Pierre Quenot, Department of Intensive Care, François Mitterrand University Hospital, 14 rue Paul Gaffarel, Dijon, France; Lipness Team, INSERM Research Center LNC-UMR1231 and LabExLipSTIC, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France; INSERM CIC 1432, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France; Fiona Ecarnot, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Besancon, Besancon, France; Jean-Philippe Rigaud, Department of Intensive Care, Dieppe General Hospital, Dieppe, France

Critical Care

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Guest Editors: Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Research Organization (MICRO), Wellcome Trust—HRB Clinical Research, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Saad Nseir, Centre de Réanimation, CHU Lille, Lille, France; 3Lille University, Medicine School, Lille, France

Capsule Endoscopy

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Guest Editors: Anastasios Koulaouzidis, MD, FRCPE, FACG. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Mark E. McAlindon, B Med Sci, BM BS, MRCP, DM. Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

Mesothelioma

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Guest Editors: Andrea S. Wolf, MD, MPH; Raja M. Flores, MD. Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

The Human Microbiome in Urologic Health and Disease

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Guest Editors: Daniel A. Shoskes, MD, FRCSC. Professor of Urology, The Novick Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA; Jill A. Macoska, PhD. Alton J. Brann Distinguished Professor of Science and Mathematics, Professor of Biological Sciences, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, Massachusetts, USA

MET as Actionable Target in Cancer Therapy

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Guest Editor: Patrick C. Ma1,2, MD, MSc. WVU Cancer Institute, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA; West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA

Innovations and Technology in Surgery

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Guest Editors: Michael Sosin, MD. Department of Surgery, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA; Ketan M. Patel, MD. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck Medical Center of USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Management of Infections in Septic Shock

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Guest Editors: Jordi Rello, MD, PhD, CIBERES. Medicine Department, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Clinical Research/Innovation in Pneumonia & Sepsis (CRIPS), Vall d’Hebron Institut of Research, Barcelona, Spain; Hakan Erdem, MD. Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Gulhane Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

Immunotherapy in cancer: the clinical impact of immune response and targeting

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Guest Editors: Vassiliki Kotoula, MD. Associate professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece; Scientific-in-charge, Laboratory of Molecular Oncology (Hellenic Foundation for Cancer Research/Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Thessaloniki, Greece; George Fountzilas, MD. Professor Emeritus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Chairman of the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group; President of the Hellenic Foundation for Cancer Research, Thessaloniki, Greece