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Dear Editor, We thank Kamimura et al. [1] for sharing their interesting study on denosumab therapy in bisphophonate (BP)-unresponsive patients and showing that it significantly improves bonemineral density (BMD) and bone turnover makers. In the article, the researchers defined the non-responsive BP as BMD that showed no apparent increase after 2 years of BP(More)
The shortage of donor lung remains one of the major problem for lung transplantation. With the development of modern lung preservation and repair technique, increasing marginal lung donors have been re-assessed and finally utilized for transplantation. The ex vivo lung perfusion technique (EVLP) was designed and has been developed for evaluation and repair(More)
Background. Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) techniques offer similar oncological and surgical outcomes to open methods. The effects of MIE on hospital costs are not well documented. Methods. We reviewed the electronic records of patients who underwent esophagectomy at a single academic institution between January 2012 and December 2014. Esophagectomy(More)
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