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#1
Toru Kadowaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803758/limitations-of-low-pressure-noninvasive-ventilation
#2
João Pedro Abreu Cravo, Antonio M Esquinas Rodriguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803757/aspiration-related-organizing-pneumonia-complicating-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-a-lung-cancer-mimicker
#3
Ahmed A Aljohaney, Amr M Ajlan, Fahad A Alghamdi
There are several described pulmonary complications due to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. We report a rare case of a 32-year-old male who presented with pulmonary symptoms and a solitary lung mass 12 years after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. A bronchoscopic lung biopsy showed organizing pneumonia that was induced by aspiration pneumonia. The atypical radiological appearance of the aspiration pneumonia may pose a diagnostic challenge, and clinicians' awareness regarding such an entity is needed to avoid unnecessary intervention...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803756/dasatinib-induced-pleural-effusion-chylothorax-an-option-to-consider
#4
Lucía Ferreiro, Esther San-José, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Luis Valdés
Dasatinib is a drug for treatment of oncogene fusion protein BCR-ABL-positive chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia resistant/intolerant to imatinib. Pleural effusion (PE) is a common adverse effect, and in this context, we present four cases seen due to this cause. One of them is a chylothorax. The PE grade is variable, and the physiopathology is not well established, although a block in T-lymphocyte function or inhibition of platelet-derived growth factor receptor-β is suggested being involved...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803755/ketamine-versus-aminophylline-for-acute-asthma-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Abhimanyu Tiwari, Vishal Guglani, Kana Ram Jat
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus regarding second-line therapy in children with acute asthma who fail to the standard therapy. Ketamine had bronchodilator property and may be useful in the treatment of acute asthma. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ketamine as compared to aminophylline in children with acute asthma who respond poorly to the standard therapy. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial included patients with acute asthma having Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM) score ≥5 at 2 h of standard therapy...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803754/the-diagnostic-significance-of-signal-peptide-complement-c1r-c1s-uegf-and-bmp1-epidermal-growth-factor-domain-containing-protein-1-levels-in-pulmonary-embolism
#6
Nigar Dirican, Ali Duman, Gülcan Sağlam, Akif Arslan, Onder Ozturk, Sule Atalay, Ahmet Bircan, Ahmet Akkaya, Munire Cakir
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially life-threatening disorder. Patients with PE often have nonspecific symptoms, and the diagnosis is often delayed. AIM: The aim of our study was to investigate the role of signal peptide-complement C1r/C1s, Uegf, and Bmp1-epidermal growth factor domain-containing protein 1 (SCUBE1) used in the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: The study was designed prospectively. A total of 57 patients who were admitted to emergency service with clinically suspected PE were included in the study...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803753/diagnostic-implications-of-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
#7
Ayman El-Menyar, Syed Nabir, Nadeem Ahmed, Mohammad Asim, Gaby Jabbour, Hassan Al-Thani
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a serious cardiovascular and pulmonary complication worldwide. We aimed to assess the implications of different computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) parameters in patients with acute PE. METHODS: A retrospective observational study to include patients presented with clinical suspicious of PE who underwent CTPA was conducted. Patients' demographics, clinical presentation, risk factors, laboratory investigations, management, and outcome were analyzed...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803752/body-mass-index-airflow-obstruction-and-dyspnea-and-body-mass-index-airflow-obstruction-dyspnea-scores-age-and-pack-years-predictive-properties-of-new-multidimensional-prognostic-indices-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
#8
Khalid Ansari, Niall Keaney, Andrea Kay, Monica Price, Joan Munby, Andrew Billett, Sharon Haggerty, Ian K Taylor, Hajed Al Otaibi
BACKGROUND: The assessment of the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should involve a multidimensional approach that is now clearly shown to be better than using spirometric impairment alone. The aim of this study is to validate and compare novel tools without an exercise test and to extend prognostic value to patients with less severe impairment of Forced expiratory volume 1 s. METHODS: A prospective, observational, primary care cohort study identified 458 eligible patients recruited from the primary care clinics in the northeast of England in 1999-2002...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803751/suboptimal-implementation-of-diagnostic-algorithms-and-overuse-of-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#9
Sulaiman Alhassan, Alaa Abu Sayf, Camelia Arsene, Hicham Krayem
BACKGROUND: Majority of our computed tomography-pulmonary angiography (CTPA) scans report negative findings. We hypothesized that suboptimal reliance on diagnostic algorithms contributes to apparent overuse of this test. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 2031 CTPA cases in a large hospital system. Investigators retrospectively calculated pretest probability (PTP). Use of CTPA was considered as inappropriate when it was ordered for patients with low PTP without checking D-dimer (DD) or following negative DD...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803750/alterations-of-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#10
Xiao-Qing Ji, Yan-Bo Ji, Shan-Xin Wang, Cai-Qing Zhang, De-Gan Lu
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the alterations of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and their relationship with disease activity in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). METHODS: Sixty-four IBD patients (31 Crohn's disease [CD] and 33 ulcerative colitis [UC]) and thirty healthy individuals (controls) were studied with regard to the following parameters of PFTs: Forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), their ratio, mid-forced expiratory flow of 25-75% (FEF 25-75), residual volume, total lung capacity, and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO)...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803749/the-emerging-role-of-respiratory-physiotherapy-a-profile-of-the-attitudes-of-nurses-and-physicians-in-saudi-arabia
#11
Zainab Al Mohammedali, Tom K O'Dwyer, Julie M Broderick
CONTEXT: Respiratory physiotherapy plays a key role in the management and treatment of patients with respiratory diseases worldwide, yet this specialty is not well established in Saudi Arabia. AIMS: To profile the attitudes among physicians and nurses toward physiotherapists working in respiratory care settings in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted. A questionnaire was developed consisting of 23 items, which was distributed both electronically and in paper form to physicians and nurses working in hospitals and health-care centers in Saudi Arabia...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803748/the-respiratory-care-profession-in-saudi-arabia-past-and-present
#12
Hajed M Al-Otaibi, Mohammed Dhafer AlAhmari
The respiratory care (RC) profession in Saudi Arabia is over 40-year-old. Although there have been major advancements in the profession, no history and enough information are available about its development and evolvement at current. This paper describes the history and development of the field of RC and future prospects for the profession in Saudi Arabia. A comprehensive review and assessment were conducted through direct contact, interviews, and a review of existing documents in the Medical Services Division of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Civil Services, representative hospitals, academic institutions, and other relevant texts...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803747/multi-drug-resistant-tuberculous-spondylitis-a-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Quratulain Fatima Kizilbash, Barbara Joyce Seaworth
While tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis is an ancient scourge, multi-drug resistant-tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a modern major public health concern. The objective of this study was to review and summarize the data available on MDR-TB spondylitis. An extensive search of the PubMed database was conducted for articles in English relevant to MDR-TB spondylitis by December 2015. Tuberculous spondylitis accounts for 0.5-1% of all TB cases, and it is estimated that there are probably 5000 MDR-TB spondylitis cases each year worldwide...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512517/decortication-of-empyema
#14
Gen Ohara, Tomohiro Tamura, Hiroaki Satoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512516/sarcoidosis-presenting-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#15
Tomohiro Tamura, Hiroko Watanabe, Hiroaki Satoh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512515/adenosine-triphosphate-binding-cassette-member-a3-gene-mutation-in-children-from-one-family-from-saudi-arabia
#16
Gawahir Mohamed Ahmed Mukhtar, Wadha Hilal Al Otaibi, Khalid Fahad Abdullah Al-Mobaireek, Suhail Al-Saleh
Mutation in ABCA3, which is adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette member A3, a member of protein transporter family for phospholipids into the lamellar bodies during synthesis of surfactant, can cause lung disease related to surfactant dysfunction with autosomal recessive pattern. We reported three cases from same family with ABCA3 mutation, their gene, clinical course, and outcomes mentioning that one patient had successful lung transplantation, one started the process of the lung transplantation while the third one died during infancy...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512514/pulmonary-eosinophilia-associated-to-treatment-with-natalizumab
#17
Elena Curto, Elvira Munteis-Olivas, Eva Balcells, M Marisol Domínguez-Álvarez
Natalizumab (Tysabri(®)) is a leukocytes chemotaxis inhibitor that decreases the leukocytes passage through the hematoencephalic barrier and it is currently used in relapsing-remitting forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). We present a patient with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis diagnosed with MS who started treatment with natalizumab. She began to show mild asthmatic symptoms until she needed admission to the hospital due to respiratory insufficiency. Blood tests showed peripheral eosinophilia and the thoracic computed tomography scan demonstrated pulmonary infiltrates...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512513/information-technology-to-improve-patient-safety-a-round-table-discussion-from-the-5-th-international-patient-safety-forum-riyadh-saudi-arabia-april-14-16-2015
#18
Yaseen M Arabi, Brian W Pickering, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulmohsen Alsaawi, Saad M Al-Qahtani, Alasdair W Hay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512512/nuss-procedure-technical-modifications-to-ease-bending-of-the-support-bar-and-lateral-stabilizer-placement
#19
Osman Zeki Karakuş, Oktay Ulusoy, Gülce Hakgüder, Oğuz Ateş, Çimen Olguner, Mustafa Olguner, Feza Mirac Akgür
BACKGROUND: Modifications defined to ease bending of the support bar and lateral stabilizer placement during minimal invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) have not been reported. We herein report our experience with MIRPE including several technical modifications. METHODS: A total of 87 patients who underwent MIRPE were evaluated retrospectively. Technical modifications are (1) a template drawn preoperatively according to the anthropometric measurements, (2) more laterally placed thoracal incisions, (3) single existing incision for multiple support bars, (4) to secure lateral stabilizers to support bar in inverted position...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512511/association-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-class-ii-alleles-with-severe-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-infection
#20
Ali H Hajeer, Hanan Balkhy, Sameera Johani, Mohammed Z Yousef, Yaseen Arabi
BACKGROUND: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a disease of the lower respiratory tract and is characterized by high mortality. It is caused by a beta coronavirus (CoV) referred to as MERS-CoV. Majority of MERS-CoV cases have been reported from Saudi Arabia. AIM: We investigated the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Class II alleles in patients with severe MERS who were admitted in our Intensive Care Unit. METHODS: A total of 23 Saudi patients with severe MERS-CoV infection were typed for HLA class II, results were compared with those of 161 healthy controls...
July 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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