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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033427/a-case-of-igg4-related-lung-pseudotumor-and-pleural-inflammation-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Kazunori Nagashima, Itsuki Sano, Tomoe Kobayashi, Kazunori Eto, Kosuke Nagai, Ryusuke Ninomiya, Akira Suzuki, Yoshihiro Oohata, Kouhei Konishi, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Fumiyasu Yamamoto
A 63-year-old man was admitted to our department following a secondary medical examination. Blood tests showed high levels of liver enzymes, IgG, IgG4, and antinuclear antibody. Computed tomography showed tumors in the bilateral lower lobes of the lungs and pleural thickening. After pleural and liver biopsy procedures, he was conclusively diagnosed with IgG4-related lung pseudotumor and pleural inflammation with autoimmune hepatitis. We started treatment with prednisolone 40 mg/day, and chest X-rays and blood tests showed signs of improvement...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033394/diagnostic-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer-prevention
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Roberto Gasparri, Rosalia Romano, Giulia Sedda, Alessandro Borri, Francesco Petrella, Domenico Galetta, Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for neoplasm. The lung cancer mortality is frequently associated with late diagnosis, therefore an early diagnosis is a key factor to significantly improve overall survival in high risk populations of asymptomatic patients. Conventional cancer screenings (low-dose computed tomography or chest x-ray) today offers early detection but are invasive and expensive. Up to date these studies evaluated the solid and topographic cancer structure and morphology. Today the concept of tumor has been remodeled and it has been defined as a disease that has its own genetic, biological and metabolic identity and on this new awareness we should base the new screening methods...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033239/socioeconomic-factors-health-behavior-and-late-stage-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-considering-the-impact-of-delay-in-diagnosis
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Mostafa Dianatinasab, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah, Nima Daneshi, Mohammad Zare-Bandamiri, Abbas Rezaeianzadeh, Mohammad Fararouei
BACKGROUND: Stage of cancer at diagnosis is one of the most important factors in patient prognosis. By controlling for diagnostic delay, this study aimed to identify factors associated with late-stage breast cancer (BC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From November 2014 to January 2017, required information on 497 patients who were newly diagnosed with BC was obtained from patients' medical records. Logistic regression was used to measure the association between cancer stage and study variables...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033151/is-it-adequate-to-carry-out-a-chest-ct-in-patients-with-mild-moderate-chest-trauma
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V García de Pereda de Blas, M Carreras Aja, S Carbajo Azabal, E Arana-Arri
Mild-moderate blunt chest trauma is defined as a blunt chest trauma that is not caused by a high-energy mechanism, causing thoracic tenderness with or without rib fractures and that has no immediate life-threatening consequences for the patient. It is a frequent clinical situation in the emergency department. The most common radiological techniques that are used in this context are chest X-ray and thoracic computed tomography (CT). The CT scan is set as the gold standard. However, there are no current clinical-radiological guidelines that establish the adequacy of the requests of the CT scan...
October 12, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031963/-spirometric-and-radiographic-profile-of-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treated-and-cured-at-the-department-of-pulmonology-of-brazzaville-university-hospital
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E L P Bemba, R Moyikoua, A R Ouedraogo, R G Bopaka, P P Koumeka, K B Ossale Abacka, J Mboussa
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a real public health problem in Congo. Pulmonary localization can lead to sequelae of respiratory functional repercussions. OBJECTIVE: Describe the spirometric and radiographic profile of patients treated with pulmonary tuberculosis treated and cured. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that included 150 patients with previous pulmonary tuberculosis with positive microscopy treated and cured in the Pulmonary Department of Brazzaville University Hospital...
October 11, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031289/histological-examination-in-obtaining-a-diagnosis-in-patients-with-lymphadenopathy-in-lima-peru
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Daniela E Kirwan, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, Robert H Gilman, Syed M Hasan Rizvi, Gustavo Cerrillo, Jaime Cok, Eduardo Ticona, José Luis Cabrera, Eduardo D Matos, Carlton A Evans, David A J Moore, Jon S Friedland, The Lymph Node Tuberculosis Lntb Working Group
The differential diagnosis for lymphadenopathy is wide and clinical presentations overlap, making obtaining an accurate diagnosis challenging. We sought to characterize the clinical and radiological characteristics, histological findings, and diagnoses for a cohort of patients with lymphadenopathy of unknown etiology. 121 Peruvian adults with lymphadenopathy underwent lymph node biopsy for microbiological and histopathological evaluation. Mean patient age was 41 years (Interquartile Range 26-52), 56% were males, and 39% were HIV positive...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030560/risk-of-sarcopenia-and-osteoporosis-in-male-tuberculosis-survivors-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Chang-Jin Choi, Whan-Seok Choi, Churl-Min Kim, Sook-Young Lee, Kyung-Soo Kim
Short-term prospective studies have suggested that pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) preludes permanent loss of lean tissue and fat mass even when TB treatment is effective. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of sarcopenia and osteoporosis among Korean male TB survivors. Data of the population-based, Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (2008-2011) were analyzed, including 3,228 males aged 50 years or older who underwent chest X-ray (CXR) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027655/determinants-of-immediate-failure-of-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-outside-the-intensive-care-unit
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Killen H Briones Claudett, Monica H Briones Claudett, Antonio M Esquinas, Michelle Grunauer Andrade
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to characterize which are the early determinants of immediate failure of the use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) outside the ICU. METHODS: This prospective study included patients who were admitted to the Military Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Each variable was analyzed independently by using a multiple logistic regression model toward establishing an association with the event. A P-value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant...
October 13, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027476/caregiver-valuation-of-chest-radiography-for-the-diagnosis-of-pneumonia-in-children
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Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur, Mark I Neuman
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027353/early-predictors-of-mortality-in-children-with-pulmonary-complications-after-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yu Hyeon Choi, Hyung Joo Jeong, Hong Yul An, You Sun Kim, Eui Jun Lee, Bongjin Lee, Hyoung Jin Kang, Hee Young Shin, June Dong Park
PC are a main cause of death following HSCT in children. We aimed to evaluate early predictors of mortality in paediatric recipients with PCs. A retrospective observational study of 35 patients with 49 episodes of PI on chest radiography (of 124 patients) who had undergone HSCT at a tertiary university hospital between January 2011 and December 2012 was performed. During follow-up (median 26.1 months), 15 episodes led to death (30.6%). An aetiologic diagnosis was made by non-invasive tests in 24 episodes (49...
October 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027181/excellent-inter-observer-agreement-between-radiologist-and-nurse-tracheal-carina-based-identification-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-tip-position
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Xiaoxia Zhang, Dan Jia, Nengwen Ke, Chang Liu, Lan Fu, Xiuying Hu
INTRODUCTION: Accurate identification of position of a central venous catheter tip is important to reduce catheter-related complications. Nevertheless, inter-observer bias limits the accuracy of traditional method for determining tip position on chest x-ray (CXR) images. The aim of this study was to explore a simple and objective method for assessing position of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) tip on CXR image. METHODS: Tracheal carina was used as the landmark to identify positions of catheter tips...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027126/etiology-and-risk-factors-determining-poor-outcome-of-severe-pneumonia-in-under-five-children
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Suresh Kumar Jakhar, Mukul Pandey, Dheeraj Shah, V G Ramachandran, Rumpa Saha, Natasha Gupta, Piyush Gupta
OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of severe pneumonia (pneumonia with chest indrawing) in under-five children, and to study the risk factors for poor outcomes viz., 'treatment failure', 'need for change in antibiotics', 'prolonged hospital stay', 'need for mechanical ventilation' and 'mortality.' METHODS: Children (age 2 mo to 5 y) with pneumonia and chest drawing were enrolled prospectively from October 2012 through September 2013. Clinical history was recorded, and examination, anthropometry and investigations (including chest X-ray, blood culture and nasopharyngeal swab culture) were performed...
October 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025777/oesophageal-ischaemia-an-uncommon-cause-of-chest-pain
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Ayodele Sasegbon, Akram Algieder, Bashir Rameh
A 79-year-old woman with a history of ischaemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation presented to hospital with severe chest pain. Blood tests showed an elevated D-dimer and a rise in troponin I. ECG showed right bundle branch block pattern and T wave inversion in leads V1 to V3, although these changes were present in old ECGs. A chest X-ray was done which was normal. Due to the nature and severity of her pain a CT aortic angiogram was done. This did not show any evidence of aortic dissection or a pulmonary embolism...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024879/single-intervention-for-a-reduction-in-portable-chest-radiography-pcxr-in-cardiovascular-and-surgical-trauma-icus-and-associated-outcomes
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Joseph E Tonna, Kensaku Kawamoto, Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, Mary C Mone, Robert E Glasgow, Richard G Barton, John R Hoidal, Yoshimi Anzai
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that "on-demand" radiography is equivalent to daily routine with regard to adverse events. In these studies, provider behavior is controlled. Pragmatic implementation has not been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental, pre-post intervention study. Medical directors of two intervention ICUs requested pCXRs be ordered on an on-demand basis at one time point, without controlling or monitoring behavior or providing follow-up...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021955/when-christmas-decoration-goes-hand-in-hand-with-bronchial-aspiration-%C3%A2
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Ania Carsin, Mélisande Baravalle-Einaudi, Jean-Christophe Dubus
We report the case of a 14-month-old girl suffering from cough and wheeze around Christmas. She was treated with anti-asthmatic drugs with no success, and 3 weeks later a chest X-ray revealed a LED bulb in the left main bronchus. This LED bulb came from a Christmas light garland decorating the Christmas tree. We discuss the different Christmas objects that can be inhaled by young children, the challenge to diagnose bronchial inhalation during this winter period, and the emergence of new foreign bodies, such as LED bulbs, with a particularly aerodynamic shape...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021954/continous-rituximab-treatment-for-recurrent-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-antiphosholipid-syndrome
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Signe Aakjær, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Per Ivarsen, Line Bille Madsen
Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare but potentially fatal complication in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). DAH is typically characterized by hemoptysis, dyspnea, new infiltrates on chest x-rays or CT-scans and a drop in hemoglobin. DAH is seen in less than 2% of patients with SLE and carries a high acute mortality risk of up to 70-90%. The current treatment of DAH is high-dose intravenous corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide and extensive supportive care. Plasmapheresis is also often considered in the treatment...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021952/the-forgotten-view-chest-x-ray-lateral-view
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Abraham M Ittyachen, Anuroopa Vijayan, Megha Isac
With CT (computed tomography) chest gaining more importance as a diagnostic tool, chest X-ray especially the lateral view is taken less commonly nowadays. Besides CT chest is also proven to be superior to chest X-ray in patients with major blunt trauma. We are presenting a 68-year old male who was partially treated from outside for a left sided pneumonia. He came to our hospital because of persisting chest pain. Chest X-ray, frontal view (postero-anterior) was almost normal except for a mild opacity in the left lower zone...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021662/embolized-prostatic-brachytherapy-seeds-mimicking-acute-chest-pain-syndromes
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Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev
A 59-year-old male with a history of nonobstructive coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and prostate cancer presented to the hospital with 1-day history of pleuritic chest pain. Initial workup for acute coronary event was unremarkable. Chest X-ray revealed multiple small radial densities which were linear and hyperdense, consistent with embolization of metallic seeds to the pulmonary circulation. The patient was noted to have had radioactive metallic seeds implanted for prostate cancer 6 months ago...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021460/a-case-of-dental-technicians-pneumoconiosis
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Masaki Okamoto, Masaki Tominaga, Shigeki Shimizu, Chiyo Yano, Ken Masuda, Masayuki Nakamura, Yoshiaki Zaizen, Takashi Nouno, Satoshi Sakamoto, Mitsuru Yokoyama, Tomotaka Kawayama, Tomoaki Hoshino
A 40-year-old female dental technician visited our hospital for the investigation of a chest X-ray abnormality. Chest computed tomography demonstrated centrilobular nodules and lung volume reduction, and her serum KL-6 level was elevated. A histological analysis of the specimens obtained on a surgical lung biopsy showed peribronchiolar fibrosis with pigmented macrophages and cholesterol clefts. An energy-dispersive X-ray analysis showed that these lung tissues contained some metals, including indium. The serum indium level was also elevated...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
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