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July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469919/osimertinib-administration-via-nasogastric-tube-in-an-egfr-t790m-positive-patient-with-leptomeningeal-metastases
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Takayuki Takeda, Hideki Itano, Mayumi Takeuchi, Yurika Nishimi, Masahiko Saitoh, Sorou Takeda
Patients with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation are usually administered EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as standard-of-care treatment. However, acquired resistance occurs between 9 and 13 months. The T790M-resistant mutations are the most common, and osimertinib has been found to be effective in treating EGFR-T790M-positive patients. A 73-year-old female lung cancer patient with an EGFR-sensitizing mutation was receiving fourth-line chemotherapy when she complained of anorexia, headache, and irritability...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469918/a-chest-wall-mass-after-breast-carcinoma-surgery-a-simple-diagnosis
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Fabrizio Minervini, Ladina Greuter, Peter Kestenholz, Tino Schneider, Christine Gutmann, André Emanuel Dutly
Tuberculosis affects pulmonary and extra-pulmonary sites with a multitude of differing presentations. The involvement of thoracic wall is a rare entity. We report the case of a patient who had a tumefaction on the right chest wall 6 months after a right breast mastectomy. After an initial radiological suspicion of malignancy, we detected intraoperatively an abscess in which histologic examination revealed granulomas with multinucleated giant cells.
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469917/an-uncommon-cause-of-miliary-pattern-of-pulmonary-nodules-diffuse-pulmonary-meningotheliomatosis
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Vivek Jayaschandran, Sandra Gjorgova-Gjeorgjievski, Haamid Siddique
Pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules are benign lesions that are often incidentally detected in surgically resected lung tissue. These nodules are usually asymptomatic and single. Rarely, they present as diffuse micronodules similar to the miliary pattern seen in tuberculosis or metastatic cancer. While diffuse meningothelial-like micronodules are usually benign, it is important to include this condition in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with diffuse micronodules. We present the case of a 74-year-old asymptomatic female referred to the pulmonary clinic for evaluation of incidentally detected diffuse bilateral pulmonary nodules...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451433/lenalidomide-induced-eosinophilic-pneumonia
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Andrew Toma, Aaron P Rapoport, Allen Burke, Ashutosh Sachdeva
Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell dyscrasia accounting for 10% of haematologic malignancies. Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory drug analogous to thalidomide that is approved for use in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, and in combination with dexamethasone for refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide is preferred to thalidomide because of reduced toxicity, and pulmonary side effects are considered rare. We present, to our knowledge, an unusual and first reported case of a patient with relapsed multiple myeloma who received lenalidomide after autologous stem cell transplant, then developed eosinophilic pneumonia presenting as dyspnoea, peripheral eosinophilia, and bilateral pulmonary opacities...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435681/a-hol-e-y-predicament
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Shaiva Ginoya Meka, Daniel Shelden, Amy Mertens, Paul Christensen, Meet Patel
Endocardial cushion defects are congenital abnormalities that result in valvular dysfunction as well as defects (or "holes") in the septa of the heart. They are typically diagnosed in early infancy; presentation late in life is rare. We present the case of a 72-year-old female admitted to the hospital with dyspnoea and palpitations. She was found to have multifocal atrial tachycardia. She suffered cardiac arrest associated with refractory hypoxaemia that required mechanical ventilation and vasodilator therapy with inhaled nitric oxide...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428888/multimodal-imaging-findings-in-an-adult-case-of-swyer-james-macleod-syndrome
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Hitoshi Kawasuji, Kensuke Suzuki, Hideaki Furuse, Takeshi Tsuda, Yasuaki Masaki, Hirokazu Taniguchi
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome (SJMS) is an uncommon obliterative lung disease that is radiologically characterized by hyperlucency of a part of or the entire lung. A 33-year-old man presented to our hospital for chest tightness. A chest X-ray revealed unilateral hyperlucency of left lower lung, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the chest disclosed a hyperlucent left lung without vascularity. Three-dimensional CT reconstruction and ventilation-perfusion scan findings were concordant with SJMS...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413686/cytokine-profiles-of-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-interstitial-lung-diseases-treated-with-mycophenolate
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Masachika Hayashi, Ami Aoki, Katsuaki Asakawa, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Toshinori Takada
A 59-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with interstitial lung disease associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA-5) antibodies was treated with intravenous methyl prednisolone (PSL) 1000 mg, oral PSL 1 mg/kg, and oral cyclosporin 200 mg daily. His respiratory condition worsened after treatment with two times of intravenous cyclophosphamide and another steroid pulse therapy as well as PSL and cyclosporin. Addition of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), 1...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413685/empyema-associated-with-campylobacter-curvus-infection
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Yukihiro Horio, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Nobuo Watanabe, Shigeaki Inoue, Tadashi Imanishi, Koichiro Asano
We report the first case of thoracic empyema associated with Campylobacter curvus infection. A 65-year-old woman with a history of bronchiectasis presented with acute cough and phlegm. The patient reported dyspnoea and left chest pain accompanied by left pleural effusion, despite treatment with sitafloxacin. Curved Gram-negative rods, eventually identified as C. curvus using 16S ribosomal RNA- and atpA-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing, were cultured in anaerobic condition of pleural effusion together with Peptostreptococci...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392920/coexistence-of-diffuse-panbronchiolitis-and-asthma-reciprocity-of-neutrophilic-and-eosinophilic-inflammation
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Kiyoshi Takeyama, Yuri Shimizu, Masanobu Ishii, Hiroko Hara, Mitsuko Kondo, Jun Tamaoki
Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) and asthma are obstructive airway diseases, the former being characterized by Th1-type and the latter by Th2-type airway inflammation. Differential diagnosis is often a problem, but coexistence has rarely been reported. A 76-year-old man with asthma was admitted to our hospital because of one-month history of dyspnoea on exertion with bilateral diffuse granular shadows. He also had a history of chronic sinusitis. Auscultation of the lungs showed coarse crackles and wheezes. Laboratory data revealed an elevated total serum immunoglobulin E and a high titre of cold agglutinin...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392919/respiratory-bronchiolitis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-secondary-to-electronic-nicotine-delivery-system-use-confirmed-with-open-lung-biopsy
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Mark Flower, Lakshmy Nandakumar, Mahendra Singh, David Wyld, Morgan Windsor, David Fielding
As a modern phenomenon, there is currently limited understanding of the possible toxic effects and broader implications of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Large volumes of aerosolized particles are inhaled during "vaping" and there are now an increasing number of case reports demonstrating toxic effects of ENDS, as well as human studies demonstrating impaired lung function in users. This article presents a case of respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD) precipitated by vaping in a 33-year-old male with 10 pack years of traditional cigarette and prior treatment for mixed germ cell tumour...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361002/a-case-of-lung-abscess-successfully-treated-by-transbronchial-drainage-using-a-guide-sheath
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Hiroki Izumi, Masahiro Kodani, Shingo Matsumoto, Yuji Kawasaki, Tadashi Igishi, Eiji Shimizu
A 51-year-old man was diagnosed with colon cancer in September 2011, and a solitary pulmonary nodule was detected by computed tomography (CT) scan. We performed a transbronchial biopsy with endobronchial ultrasonography using a guide sheath (GS) and diagnosed lung metastasis of colon cancer. The patient experienced remittent fever after the biopsy in spite of intravenous antibiotic therapies. Moreover, his CT scan showed a large lung abscess at the biopsy site. We performed transbronchial drainage using a GS as salvage therapy...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357112/immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-a-rare-steroid-responsive-disease
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Vorawut Thanthitaweewat, Poonchavist Chantranuwatana, Naricha Chirakalwasan
A 70-year-old man presented with progressive dyspnoea and weight loss. Physical examination revealed only mild pale conjunctiva. The workup showed mild anaemia, mild impaired renal function, and high globulin level. Multiple myeloma was excluded by normal serum protein electrophoresis. The chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) revealed bilateral multifocal patchy infiltration with mediastinal adenopathy. Bronchoscopy was performed. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid examination was negative for infection and malignancy...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352469/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-nocardiosis-with-fluoroquinolone-in-bronchial-asthma-and-bronchiectasis
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Hironori Sadamatsu, Koichiro Takahashi, Hiroki Tashiro, Kazutoshi Komiya, Tomomi Nakamura, Naoko Sueoka-Aragane
A 72-year-old Japanese woman was admitted at Saga University Hospital for fever, malaise, and productive cough. Six years ago, she had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma and was treated with inhaled corticosteroids. Chest radiograph and computed tomography on admission showed infiltrates in the right middle lobe, a mass lesion in the left lower lobe, and bronchiectasis in both lower lobes. Sputum examination showed Gram-positive rods with phagocytosis by neutrophils. These bacilli were identified as Nocardia otitidiscaviarum by 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316788/chemical-pleurodesis-using-mistletoe-extracts-via-spray-catheter-during-medical-thoracoscopy-for-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Jung Seop Eom, Tae Hwa Kim, Geewon Lee, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Jeong Ha Mok, Min Ki Lee
We present three cases of successful chemical pleurodesis with a liquid solution of mistletoe extract using a spray catheter during medical thoracoscopy. The medical thoracoscopy was performed in all presented cases to remove pleural effusion and conduct chemical pleurodesis to manage symptomatic malignant pleural effusion. A spray catheter was used to instil the mistletoe extract evenly into the pleural cavity, and there were no pleurodesis-related complications. Respiratory symptoms caused by pleural effusion improved after pleurodesis, and successful pleurodesis was maintained for more than 3 months after medical thoracoscopy in all three patients...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286654/it-s-better-to-be-lucky%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-successful-management-of-an-acute-endobronchial-tumour-embolism-in-the-icu-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Christopher J Walsh, Ron Olivenstein, Eric Forget, Anne V Gonzalez
Endobronchial tumour embolism is a rare cause of acute central airway obstruction. It is primarily reported during pneumonectomy, and the outcome is frequently fatal. Successful management requires the urgent removal of tumour with rigid or flexible bronchoscopy. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with poorly differentiated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), referred to our institution for Nd:YAG laser photoresection of endobronchial tumour completely obstructing the right mainstem bronchus (RMSB)...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286653/diffuse-panbronchiolitis-in-a-samoan-man
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Justine Gibson, Harrison King, Mahendra Singh, Khoa Tran
Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is an idiopathic inflammatory disease which is predominantly recognised in the Japanese population with only isolated case reports in Western populations. This is the first reported case of DPB in a Samoan man with typical radiological and histopathological features. He had an excellent response to long-term erythromycin and this case highlights the importance of recognising this rare disease.
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275428/control-of-brain-metastases-with-alectinib-in-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearranged-lung-cancer
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Wang Chun Kwok, Terence Chi Chun Tam, Macy Mei Sze Lui, David Chi Leung Lam, James Chung Man Ho
Brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer remains a challenge to physicians. It occurs in 30% of patients with advanced stage adenocarcinoma of lung and is often regarded as the ominous sign of disease progression and death. Alectinib is likely to be a promising agent, even after the failure of crizotinib and ceritinib, for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) -driven non-small cell lung cancer with brain metastasis, resulting in a durable response for both intracranial and extra-cranial diseases...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261483/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-involving-the-epiglottis
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Yuya Aono, Shiro Imokawa, Tomohiro Uto, Jun Sato, Fumihiko Tanioka, Takafumi Suda
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) frequently involves the upper respiratory tracts, but involvement of the epiglottis is extremely rare. This report describes a patient initially presenting with dysphagia and increasing stridor due to epiglottitis. Bronchoscopy showed swelling of the epiglottis with partly whitish nodular lesions, with biopsy specimens showing neutrophil infiltration and necrosis. Chest computed tomography showed multiple nodular consolidations in the bilateral lung parenchyma, and histological findings were consistent with vasculitis...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261482/pneumonic-type-mucinous-lung-adenocarcinoma-diagnosed-by-transbronchial-cryobiopsy
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Rick Balestra, Akilan Selvaraju, Sadia Benzaquen, Dani S Zander
Primary lung adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth can mimic diffuse pulmonary parenchymal processes like infectious pneumonia or idiopathic inflammatory pneumonitis. We report a case of subacute pneumonitis refractory to antibiotic therapy and empirical corticosteroids, proven to be diffuse mucinous adenocarcinoma with lepidic growth on transbronchial cryobiopsy.
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
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