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Annals of Thoracic Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469729/erratum-introducing-the-comprehensive-unit-based-safety-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-saudi-arabian-intensive-care-units
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[This corrects the article on p. 11 in vol. 12, PMID: 28197216.].
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469728/erratum-saudi-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-2014-updates
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[This corrects the article on p. 1 in vol. 9, PMID: 24551009.].
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469727/erratum-saudi-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-left-heart-disease
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[This corrects the article on p. 47 in vol. 9.].
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469726/alterations-of-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#4
Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469725/asthma-like-attacks-terminated-by-slow-pathway-ablation
#5
Selcuk Ozturk, Hasan Turhan, Ertan Yetkin
Asthma is a chronic airway disease in which the pathological mechanisms are reversible airway obstruction, bronchial hyper reactivity, and constriction of the lower airways. Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a common arrhythmia which originates above the bundle of His and causing heart rates exceeding 150 beats/min. SVT patients present with palpitation, chest pain, chest discomfort, dyspnea, hyperventilation, and lightheadedness, occasionally. Besides, extraordinary presentations of SVT are available in literature...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469724/simultaneous-presentation-of-two-noninflammatory-lung-diseases-in-an-hiv-infected-patient
#6
Rafael Martínez-Girón, Santiago Martínez-Torre
The simultaneous presentation of two noninflammatory pulmonary diseases, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and Kaposi's sarcoma (Ks), in an HIV-infected patient, is described. A 29-year-old black race patient was admitted to the hospital because of general malaise, weight loss, dyspnea, chest pain, and cough with hemoptoic expectoration. Chest X-rays revealed a patchy bilateral alveolar pattern with a tendency toward the formation of condensations. The serological test revealed HIV positivity (CD4 counts of 393 cells/mm(3))...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469723/pulmonary-actinomycosis-mimicking-lung-cancer-on-positron-emission-tomography
#7
Hayoung Choi, Hyun Lee, Suk Hyeon Jeong, Sang-Won Um, O Jung Kown, Hojoong Kim
Pulmonary actinomycosis frequently mimics lung malignancy on radiologic imaging studies. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is a useful diagnostic modality for differentiating lung malignancy from benign diseases. However, few studies evaluated PET-CT findings of pulmonary actinomycosis. Therefore, it is unclear whether PET-CT is helpful to distinguish lung malignancy from benign lung disease when pulmonary actinomycosis is clinically suspected. We investigated PET-CT findings in 11 patients with pathologically confirmed pulmonary actinomycosis...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469722/endobronchial-ultrasound-plus-fluoroscopy-guided-biopsy-compared-to-fluoroscopy-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-for-obtaining-samples-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Jian Ye, Ruifeng Zhang, Shenglin Ma, Limin Wang, Weizhong Jin
BACKGROUND: We report a meta-analysis of recent studies comparing the diagnostic yields of endobronchial ultrasonography plus fluoroscopically-guided transbronchial biopsy (EBUS + TBB) with that of conventional fluoroscopically-guided TBB for peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). METHODS: We searched Medline, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Google Scholar through 31 March 2013 using the keywords: lung neoplasm, pulmonary lesions, diagnosis, endobronchial ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and fluoroscopic...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469721/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-interleukin-17-relationship-in-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
#9
Sonia Toujani, Wajih Kaabachi, Meriem Mjid, Kamel Hamzaoui, Jouda Cherif, Majed Beji
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess Vitamin D (VD) abnormalities in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), to study its association with clinical and polygraphic data, and to correlate VD levels with interleukin-17 (IL-17). METHODS: Ninety-two patients with severe OSAHS were consecutively enrolled between September 2014 and February 2016 and compared to age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls. Anthropometric parameters and medical history were collected...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469720/a-study-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-specific-causes-of-osteoporosis-with-emphasis-on-the-emphysema-phenotype
#10
Mona Ali Fouda, Esam Hamad Alhamad, Mohammed Saleh Al-Hajjaj, Shaffi Ahmed Shaik, Ahmad Amer Alboukai, Feisal Abdulla Al-Kassimi
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, the most common extra-pulmonary complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may be related to general causes or COPD-specific causes such as low forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and hypoxia. A few studies reported that emphysema is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis. However, other workers considered the association to be confounded by low FEV1 and low body mass index (BMI) which cluster with emphysema. AIMS: To study the association between osteoporosis and emphysema in a model that includes these potentially confounding factors...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469719/systematic-analysis-of-measurement-variability-in-lung-cancer-with-multidetector-computed-tomography
#11
Binghu Jiang, Dan Zhou, Yujie Sun, Jichen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze the nature of measurement variability in lung cancer with multidetector computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Multidetector CT scans of 67 lung cancer patients were analyzed. Unidimensional (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor criteria), bidimensional (World Health Organization criteria), and volumetric measurements were performed independently by ten radiologists and were repeated after at least 5 months. Repeatability and reproducibility measurement variations were estimated by analyzing reliability, agreement, variation coefficient, and misclassification statistically...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469718/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-a-saudi-arabian-population
#12
Siraj Omar Wali, Bahaa Abalkhail, Ayman Krayem
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder worldwide; however, epidemiological studies on its prevalence lack in Saudi Arabia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of OSA in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The study was performed from 2013 to 2015 in two stages. The screening stage was first; a random sample of Saudi employees (n = 2682) 30-60 years of age completed a survey that included the Wisconsin questionnaire. According to these data, the subjects were categorized as habitual, moderate, or nonsnorers (NSs)...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469717/clinical-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-anatomical-lung-resection-for-lung-cancer-in-high-risk-patients
#13
Henrietta Wilson, David Gammon, Tom Routledge, Karen Harrison-Phipps
BACKGROUND: Surgery remains the gold standard for patients with resectable nonsmall cell lung cancer. Current guidance identifies patients with poor pulmonary reserve to fall within a high-risk cohort. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and quality of life outcomes of anatomical lung resection in patients deemed high risk based on pulmonary function measurements. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing anatomical lung resection for nonsmall cell lung cancer between January 2013 and January 2015 was performed...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469716/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#14
REVIEW
Ibrahim Ahmed Janahi, Abdul Rehman, Amal Rashid Al-Naimi
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a pulmonary disorder that often occurs in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis (CF) and is characterized by a hypersensitivity response to the allergens of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. In patients with CF, growth of A. fumigatus hyphae within the bronchial lumen triggers an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity response that results in airway inflammation, bronchospasm, and bronchiectasis. In most published studies, the prevalence of ABPA is about 8...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469715/a-review-of-imaging-modalities-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#15
REVIEW
Mona Ascha, Rahul D Renapurkar, Adriano R Tonelli
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined as resting mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mmHg measured by right heart catheterization. PH is a progressive, life-threatening disease with a variety of etiologies. Swift and accurate diagnosis of PH and appropriate classification in etiologic group will allow for earlier treatment and improved outcomes. A number of imaging tools are utilized in the evaluation of PH, such as chest X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197225/herceptin-responsive-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-the-setting-of-bilateral-synchronous-lung-primaries-and-breast-carcinoma
#16
Gerard J Fitzmaurice, Michael Moore, Waris Ahmad, Ronan J Ryan
The incidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her-2) mutations in lung adenocarcinoma is approximately 3%; however, its significance in the management of these lung cancers remains under investigation. We describe an incidental but unique opportunity to evaluate the response to treatment with herceptin in a patient with bilateral synchronous lung primaries in conjunction with breast carcinoma. Interval imaging following surgical resection of the squamous cell carcinoma while on herceptin treatment delineated the radiological regression of the Her-2 positive lung adenocarcinoma...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197224/a-foreign-body-reaction-to-surgicel-%C3%A2-in-a-lymph-node-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#17
Diana Badenes, Lara Pijuan, Víctor Curull, Albert Sánchez-Font
Surgicel(®) (Ethicon, North Ryde, NSW, Australia) is an absorbable sheet of oxidized cellulose polyanhydroglucuronic acid polymer used as an hemostatic in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. In some cases, the retained material may cause foreign body granulomatous reactions and simulate tumor recurrence, an abscess, an hematoma, or an infection. We report the case of a 55-year-old patient who was operated of a lung adenocarcinoma. In the thoracic computed tomography scan 1 year after the surgery, a right paratracheal lymph node was detected, so endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) was performed suspecting recurrence of the tumor...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197223/a-multifaceted-approach-to-decrease-inappropriate-antibiotic-use-in-a-pediatric-outpatient-clinic
#18
Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Amel H Alawami
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents is the major cause for the development of resistance. Thus, it is important to include outpatient clinics in the development of antibiotic stewardship program. METHODS: We report a multifaceted approach to decrease inappropriate antibiotic use in upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in an outpatient pediatric clinic. The interventions included educational grand round, academic detailing, and prospective audit and feedback and peer comparison...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197222/anomalous-systemic-arterial-supply-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-adult-patients
#19
Xiaomeng Hou, Ji Li, Jing Li, Baiqiang Cai
OBJECTIVES: This study described the characteristics of the systemic arterial supply of pulmonary sequestration (PS) in an attempt to better distinguish PS from other acquired lesions. METHODS: We identified 25 patients hospitalized at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital during January 2013 to December 2015 with the assistance of medical catalogers. Twenty-three patients with a definite diagnosis of "pulmonary sequestration" clinically or pathologically were included in the study...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197221/factors-leading-to-refractory-asthma-in-patients-from-saudi-arabia
#20
Amal M Al-Moamary, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamed S Al Moamary
AIM: The aim of this study was to study the clinical characteristic of patient with refractory asthma (RA) from Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This paper prospectively studied in a university hospital factors leading to RA in a cohort of patients who have inadequately controlled asthma or with frequent exacerbations despite optimum controller therapy. It also studied patients with asthma that requires extended periods of oral steroids to control. RESULTS: The mean age was 45...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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