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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808497/prevalence-of-antibodies-against-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-among-blood-donors-saudi-arabia
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Manar Alrashid, Alanoud Abu Taleb, Ali Hajeer, Yaseen Arabi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808496/role-of-pleural-transthoracic-ultrasound-guidance
#2
Maria Giulia Tinti, Elisabettamaria Frongillo, Marco Sperandeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808495/the-most-frequent-abca3-nonsense-mutation-p-tyr1515-y1515x-causing-lethal-neonatal-respiratory-failure-in-a-term-neonate
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AlNashmi AlAnazi, Ralph Epaud, Humariya Heena, Alix de Becdelievre, Abeer Mohammad Miqdad, Pascale Fanen
Defects in the surfactant biosynthesis are associated with respiratory distress syndrome, commonly occurring in premature infants due to lung immaturity. However, interstitial lung diseases have also been observed in full-term infants with mutations in the SFTPC, SFTPB, NKX2-1, or ABCA3 genes, involved in the surfactant metabolism. Herein, we report a newborn baby with neonatal respiratory distress and diffuse lung disease caused by ABCA3 mutation. The baby died at 5 weeks of age after developing pulmonary hypertension...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808494/severe-fibrosing-mediastinitis-with-atypical-presentation-effective-control-with-novel-therapeutic-approach
#4
Abdulaziz Uthman Joury, Ahmad Amer Al Boukai, Tarek Seifaw Kashour
Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM), also known as sclerosing mediastinitis, is an uncommon but serious disease involving the mediastinal structures. A high index of suspicion is essential to establish the diagnosis of FM and starting the appropriate therapy for patients. Here, we report a case of a young female who presented with chest symptoms and subsequently underwent different laboratory and radiologic investigations and an excisional biopsy. The findings of these investigations were consistent with the diagnosis of idiopathic FM...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808493/pulmonary-consequences-of-hypothyroidism
#5
Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Walaa Anwar Khalifa, Ahmad Metwally Azoz
BACKGROUND: Although hypothyroidism has an insidious onset and relatively asymptomatic, exertional dyspnea and fatigue can be the presenting complaints. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to assess functional lung impairment in hypothyroid patients both at rest and during exercise. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out on 42 patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and 12 control subjects. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on high value of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) ≥6 μIU/ml, and low value of free thyroxin (FT4) ≤0...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808492/assessment-of-anti-factor-xa-activity-of-enoxaparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-morbidly-obese-surgical-patients
#6
Nouf Al Otaib, Zohour Bootah, Maha A Al Ammari, Tariq M Aldebasi, Abdulmalik M Alkatheri, Shmeylan A Al Harbi, Salah M AbuRuz, Abdulkareem M AlBekairy
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be encountered by 60% of hospitalized patients. Anticoagulants have been recommended to reduce the risk of VTE in patients with risk factors. However, no specific dosing recommendations for obese patients are provided in the current practice guidelines. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of weight-based dosing of enoxaparin for VTE prophylaxis among morbidly obese patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled if they have a body mass index (BMI) of ≥35 kg/m(2) and were scheduled for surgery...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808491/distribution-patterns-of-the-metastases-of-the-lung-carcinoma-in-relation-to-histological-type-of-the-primary-tumor-an-autopsy-study
#7
Ivana Savic Milovanovic, Mihailo Stjepanovic, Dragan Mitrovic
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer is among leading causes of death worldwide. Different histological types of the lung carcinoma show significant differences in behavior. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the distribution patterns of metastases of different lung cancer histological types in autopsied individuals. METHODS: Protocols from all autopsies performed at the Institute of Pathology from 2008 till 2014 were reviewed retrospectively, and information on individuals' age, sex, histological type of primary lung cancer, presence and location of metastases, and causes of death were recorded...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808490/the-influence-of-intermittent-fasting-on-the-circadian-pattern-of-melatonin-while-controlling-for-caloric-intake-energy-expenditure-light-exposure-and-sleep-schedules-a-preliminary-report
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Ahmed S Bahammam, Munir M Sharif, Salman A Bahammam, Samar Z Nashwan, Seithikurippu R Pandi Perumal, Daniel P Cardinali, Mohammad Alzoghaibi
AIMS: We hypothesized that if we control for food composition, caloric intake, light exposure, sleep schedule, and exercise, intermittent fasting would not influence the circadian pattern of melatonin. Therefore, we designed this study to assess the effect of intermittent fasting on the circadian pattern of melatonin. METHODS: Eight healthy volunteers with a mean age of 26.6 ± 4.9 years and body mass index of 23.7 ± 3.5 kg/m(2) reported to the Sleep Disorders Center (the laboratory) on four occasions: (1) adaptation, (2) 4 weeks before Ramadan while performing Islamic intermittent fasting for 1 week (fasting outside Ramadan [FOR]), (3) 1 week before Ramadan (nonfasting baseline [BL]), and (4) during the 2(nd) week of Ramadan while fasting (Ramadan)...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808489/what-should-be-the-appropriate-minimal-duration-for-patient-examination-and-evaluation-in-pulmonary-outpatient-clinics
#9
Benan Musellim, Sermin Borekci, Gulfidan Uzan, Zafer Hasan Ali Sak, Secil Kepil Ozdemir, Goksel Altinisik, Sinem Agca Altunbey, Nazan Sen, Oguz Kilinc, Arzu Yorgancioglu
INTRODUCTION: Patient examinations performed in a limited time period may lead to impairment in patient and physician relationship, defective and erroneous diagnosis, inappropriate prescriptions, less common use of preventive medicine practices, poor patient satisfaction, and increased violent acts against health-care staff. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the appropriate minimal duration of patient examination in the pulmonary practice. METHODS: A total of 49 researchers from ten different study groups of the Turkish Thoracic Society participated in the study...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808488/predictive-factors-for-a-successful-diagnostic-bronchoscopy-of-ground-glass-nodules
#10
Toshiyuki Nakai, Yuji Matsumoto, Fumi Suzuk, Takaaki Tsuchida, Takehiro Izumo
INTRODUCTION: Since the National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated the utility of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer, the detection rate of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) has increased. Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is widely performed to diagnose peripheral pulmonary lesions, but there are not enough reports on the predictive ability of EBUS-GS in diagnosing GGNs. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive factors for a successful diagnostic bronchoscopy for GGNs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808487/gaining-access-to-the-periphery-of-the-lung-bronchoscopic-and-transthoracic-approaches
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REVIEW
Abdelfattah Ahmed Touman, Vlasios V Vitsas, Nickolaos G Koulouris, Grigoris K Stratakos
Globally, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death. Annual low-dose computed tomography has been recommended as a screening test for early detection of lung cancers. Implementing this screening strategy is expected to challenge pulmonologist to confirm the nature of the increasing number of detected pulmonary nodules. Clinicians are obliged to use the less invasive and most efficient and safe means to set diagnoses. Hence, the field of diagnostic modalities, especially the advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy is witnessing rapid evolution to fulfill these unmet needs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808486/the-saudi-thoracic-society-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-noncystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
#12
Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Alshimemeri, Abdullah Mobeireek, Amr S Albanna, Nehad N Al Shirawi, Siraj Wali, Khaled Alkattan, Abdulrahman A Alrajhi, Khalid Mobaireek, Hassan S Alorainy, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Anne B Chang, Stefano Aliberti
This is the first guideline developed by the Saudi Thoracic Society for the diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Local experts including pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, and others from adult and pediatric departments provided the best practice evidence recommendations based on the available international and local literature. The main objective of this guideline is to utilize the current published evidence to develop recommendations about management of bronchiectasis suitable to our local health-care system and available resources...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808485/improving-the-management-of-people-with-bronchiectasis-in-saudi-a-new-beginning
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EDITORIAL
R J Thomas, Anne B Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469729/erratum-introducing-the-comprehensive-unit-based-safety-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-saudi-arabian-intensive-care-units
#14
(no author information available yet)
[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
#15
(no author information available yet)
[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
#16
(no author information available yet)
[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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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