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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070482/pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-two-children-with-gradual-disease-progression
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Ronald W Day, Parker W Clement, Aimee O Hersh, Susan M Connors, Kelli L Sumner, D Hunter Best, Mouied Alashari
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis are rare forms of pulmonary vascular disease. We report two cases of affected children who had evidence of pulmonary hypertension 3-5 years before developing radiographic findings of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease or pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis. Both patients experienced a moderate decrease in pulmonary arterial pressure during acute vasodilator testing. Both patients experienced an improvement in six-minute walk performance without an increase in pulmonary edema when treated with targeted therapy for pulmonary hypertension...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070481/lung-adenocarcinoma-and-adrenocortical-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
#2
Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Masahiro Ikeda, Fumio Ishizaki, Kazuya Suzuki, Ryo Maruyama, Takeshi Komeyama, Kazuhiro Sato, Kenichi Togashi, Hiroyuki Usuda, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by heterozygous germline mutations in the tumor suppressor gene MEN1, which encodes a nuclear protein, menin. MEN1 is characterized by the combined occurrence of tumors involving the pituitary gland, pancreatic islets, and parathyroid glands. Additionally, patients with MEN1 often exhibit adrenal tumors. Although most MEN1-associated tumors are benign, malignant lesions arising in these endocrine organs have been reported. Additionally, malignant diseases of non-endocrine organs concomitant with MEN1 have also been reported...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070480/central-congenital-hypoventilation-syndrome-associated-with-hypoglycemia-and-seizure
#3
Emily Hopkins, James Stark, Ricardo A Mosquera
Central Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) is a rare diagnosis that presents with various forms of autonomic dysfunction. The disease is characterized by reduced chemoreflexes and severe hypoventilation during sleep. Several case reports have noted that patients with CCHS have been found to suffer from hypoglycemic episodes, which frequently present as a seizure. In this report, we will review previous case presentations to alert the physicians about this association with hypoglycemic episodes. Early treatment and monitoring of hypoglycemia will prevent further complications for these populations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066704/acute-pulmonary-embolism-leading-to-cavitation-and-large-pulmonary-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-pulmonary-infarction
#4
Matthew T Koroscil, Timothy R Hauser
Pulmonary infarction is an infrequent complication of pulmonary embolism due to the dual blood supply of the lung. Autopsy studies have reported cavitation to occur in only 4-5% of all pulmonary infarctions with an even smaller proportion of these cases becoming secondarily infected. Patients with infected cavitating pulmonary infarction classically present with fever, positive sputum culture, and leukocytosis days to weeks following acute pulmonary embolism. We describe a rare case of acute pulmonary embolism with pulmonary infarction leading to cavitation and subsequent abscess formation requiring left lower lobe resection...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053855/two-cases-of-non-cystic-fibrosis-cf-bronchiectasis-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
#5
Hriday De, Syed Md Azad, Prabhas P Giri, Priyankar Pal, Apurba Ghosh, Anirban Maitra
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex hypersensitivity reaction in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis (CF), which is associated with bronchi colonized by the fungus Aspergillus species, most often Aspergillus fumigatus. ABPA is an important consideration for asthmatics that do not respond to asthma management or with recurrent chest infections and deteriorating lung function in children with cystic fibrosis. We present two cases of non CF bronchiectasis associated with ABPA who presented to our hospital with recurrent hospitalisations of undiagnosed aetiology...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053854/identification-of-a-novel-alpha1-antitrypsin-variant
#6
Camille de Seynes, C Ged, H de Verneuil, N Chollet, M Balduyck, C Raherison
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1ATD) is a genetic condition caused by SERPINA1 mutations, which results into decreased protease inhibitor activity in the serum and predisposes to emphysema and/or to liver disease due to accumulation of the abnormal protein in the hepatic cells. In most cases the clinical manifestations of A1ATD are associated with PIZZ (p.Glu366Lys; p.Glu366Lys (p.Glu342Lys; p.Glu342Lys)) or PISZ (p.Glu288Val; p.Glu366Lys (p.Glu264Val; p.Glu342Lys)) genotype, less frequently, deficient or null alleles may be present in compound heterozygous or homozygous A1AT deficient patients...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053853/lung-herniation-after-positive-pressure-ventilation
#7
Ser Hon Puah, Carmen Tan Pei Sze, John Abisheganaden
Lung herniation is a rare condition which has only been mainly published as case reports in the literature. Although its description has been around since 1845, not much is still known about it. More often seen after trauma or as a surgical complication post thoracic surgery, it's management usually depends on its etiology and varies between individuals. We report a case of lung herniation after positive pressure ventilation from a previous thoracotomy site. To our knowledge, this is the first report where the lung herniation was precipitated by mechanical ventilation...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018850/right-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-diagnosed-during-pregnancy-is-it-possible
#8
Giuseppe Paciocco, Andrea Lombi, Antonella Vincenzi, Alberto Pesci, Felice Achilli
We present a case of a 36-year-old woman who developed a severe form of Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (IPAH) during pregnancy and after emergency delivery. The management of IPAH during or after pregnancy is complex. Due to the severity of her IPAH, an upfront triple combination therapy, including i.v. epoprostenol, was started. The rapid institution of this treatment regimen allowed a complete right ventricular reverse remodelling after 1 year of therapy, leading to a down-titration until complete suspension of epoprostenol from the treatment regimen...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995058/erdheim-chester-disease-moving-away-from-the-orphan-diseases-a-case-report
#9
Jessica M Stempel, Jean G Bustamante Alvarez, Andres Mora Carpio, Varun Mittal, Claudia Dourado
With approximately 750 cases reported, Erdheim-Chester disease is an exceedingly rare histiocyte cell disorder. Affected sites typically include long bones, large vessels and central nervous system. However, cutaneous and pulmonary involvement can also occur. The diagnosis is ascertained by identification of foamy histiocytes positive for CD68, CD163, and factor XIIIa on immunoperoxidase staining. Recently published literature have described an association between Erdheim-Chester disease and BRAF V600E mutation...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995057/rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-due-to-anti-mda-5-antibody-positive-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-complicated-with-cervical-cancer-successful-treatment-with-direct-hemoperfusion-using-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-column-therapy
#10
Hidenori Ichiyasu, Yasumiko Sakamoto, Chieko Yoshida, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Ryosuke Fujita, Go Nakayama, Hiroko Okabayashi, Sho Saeki, Shinichiro Okamoto, Hirotsugu Kohrogi
The anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA-5) antibody is a marker of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (ILD) with acute respiratory failure. A 35-year-old woman with cervical cancer showed Gottron's papules, severe hypoxemia, and diffuse ground-glass opacities on chest computed tomography. She was diagnosed with rapidly progressive ILD associated with CADM. Her serum was positive for the anti-MDA-5 antibody. Combination therapy with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP) improved her respiratory dysfunction...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995056/ralstonia-mannitolilytica-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-new-predictor-of-worse-outcomes
#11
I Coman, L Bilodeau, A Lavoie, M Carricart, F Tremblay, J E Zlosnik, Y Berthiaume
BACKGROUND: Patients with Cystic Fibrosis are subject to repeated respiratory tract infections, with recent increasing isolation of unusual pathogens. Ralstonia species have lately been isolated at our institution, an organism historically frequently misidentified as Burkholderia or Pseudomonas. The prevalence of Ralstonia spp. in cystic fibrosis populations has yet to be determined, along with its clinical implications. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Seven patients out of the 301 followed at our cystic fibrosis clinic have had Ralstonia strains identified in their respiratory tract...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942445/combination-therapy-with-riociquat-and-inhaled-treprostinil-in-inoperable-and-progressive-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#12
John W Swisher, Dillon Elliott
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterized by formation of chronic, organized thrombus in pulmonary arteries resulting in development of pulmonary hypertension. We describe the favorable recovery of a patient with inoperable CTEPH treated with combination riociguat and inhaled treprostinil. The patient is a 77 year old female who presented with bilateral pulmonary emboli and was anticoagulated with warfarin for six months. One year later the patient developed recurrent dyspnea and multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli were again noted...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920975/mrsa-induced-pulmonary-renal-syndrome
#13
Mohammed Megri, Majdi Al-Dliw, Yousef Shweihat, Zeid Khitan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920974/a-case-report-of-malignant-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-weighty-problem-in-our-icus
#14
Michael Tatusov, Joshua J Joseph, Brian M Cuneo
INTRODUCTION: The obesity epidemic is reflected by increasing numbers of morbidly obese patients being admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). These are complicated patients whose care involves many diagnostic and treatment challenges. We are presenting a fatal case of super obesity, hypoventilation, and multi-organ failure known as malignant obesity hypoventilation syndrome (MOHS). CASE PRESENTATION: 35 year old African American gentleman with a body mass index (BMI) of 115 kg/m(2) presented to the hospital with respiratory distress...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909682/case-report-of-invasive-disseminated-candidiasis-with-peripheral-nodular-cavitary-lesions-in-the-lung
#15
Hafiza Arshad, Silvia Garcia, Misbahuddin Khaja
We report a case of invasive candidiasis presenting as multiple lung nodules and cavitary lesions with minimal pleural effusion. Candida infections of the lung are rare but can occur after hematologic dissemination of the yeast from other body sites, such as the skin and the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Here, we describe the case of a 56-year-old female with a history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who presented with fever, productive cough, and pulmonary nodules and cavitary lesions seen on a chest computed tomography (CT)...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896063/necrotizing-tracheobronchitis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Shigehisa Kajikawa, Kazushi Noda, Yasuhiro Nozaki
We report a case of necrotizing tracheobronchitis with rheumatoid arthritis. A 64 year-old-man presented with dry cough and was initially diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. The patient was admitted; he received initial antibiotic treatment. The treatment was effective and the symptoms worsened. Bronchoscopy was performed for more thorough examination. It showed that white and soft tissues were on the trachea-bronchus. Transbronchial biopsy of the tracheal lesions revealed necrotic tissue with squamous metaplasia and inflammatory cells...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896062/acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-in-a-patient-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
#17
Adebayo Fasanya, Viral Gandhi, Christina DiCarlo, Raghukumar Thirumala
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a histological pattern characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin deposition and associated organizing pneumonia. AFOP has been associated with many rheumatologic disorders in the literature but has not been described in association with Sjogren's syndrome. This paper shows a rare association of AFOP with Sjogren's syndrome. Patient's symptoms promptly improved after treatment with steroid.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896061/successful-retreatment-with-osimertinib-after-osimertinib-induced-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#18
Takayuki Shiroyama, Manabu Hayama, Shingo Satoh, Shingo Nasu, Ayako Tanaka, Satomu Morita, Naoko Morishita, Hidekazu Suzuki, Norio Okamoto, Tomonori Hirashima
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can be life-threatening, and it is challenging to diagnose because of its nonspecific signs and symptoms. PE is also an important potential risk of osimertinib treatment, however, clinical courses regarding retreatment after osimertinib-induced acute pulmonary embolism remain unclear. We described a 77-year-old woman with postoperative recurrent lung adenocarcinoma who developed osimertinib-induced acute PE. She received apixaban and was later successfully retreated with osimertinib...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896060/diffuse-bronchiectasis-as-the-primary-manifestation-of-endobronchial-sarcoidosis
#19
Paul D Hiles, Kenneth R Kemp, Jean M Coviello
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic disease that most commonly involves the lungs and is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Bronchiectasis is one pulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, although it is almost always observed as traction bronchiectasis in the setting of fibrotic lung disease. A 50-year-old woman was evaluated for chronic cough and bronchiectasis with a small amount of peripheral upper lobe honeycombing and no significant pulmonary fibrosis or lymphadenopathy. After an extensive laboratory and imaging evaluation did not identify a cause of her bronchiectasis, bronchoscopy was performed to assess for primary ciliary dyskinesia and revealed a diffuse cobblestone appearance of the airway mucosa...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882294/cough-and-fever-in-an-immigrant-adolescent-with-abnormal-chest-x-ray
#20
Nicole Giles, Rajeev Bhatia
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide with 80,000 pediatric deaths annually. Disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is usually asymptomatic in pediatric patients and resolves after completion of standard therapy with isoniazid (INH). Rare reports document children greater than 10 years of age in endemic regions developing adult type cavitary disease, an infectious pulmonary tuberculosis lesion. This is a notable case of post-infectious pulmonary TB disease with adult type cavitation in an immigrant adolescent, which developed even after completing standard therapy with INH...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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