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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228381/the-etiology-and-impact-of-co-infections-in-children-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Vikki G Nolan, Sandra R Arnold, Anna M Bramley, Krow Ampofo, Derek J Williams, Carlos G Grijalva, Wesley H Self, Evan J Anderson, Richard G Wunderink, Kathryn M Edwards, Andrew T Pavia, Seema Jain, Jonathan A McCullers
Background: Recognition that co-infections are common in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is increasing, but gaps remain in our understanding of their frequency and importance. Methods: We analyzed data from 2219 children hospitalized with CAP and compared demographics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes between groups with viruses alone, bacteria alone, or co-infections. We also assessed the frequency of selected pairings of co-detected pathogens and their clinical characteristics...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227565/limited-utility-of-routine-chest-x-ray-in-initial-evaluation-of-neutropenic-fever-in-patients-with-haematological-diseases-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Ortis Estacio, Zoe Loh, Amy Baker, Geoff Chong, Andrew Grigg, Leonid Churilov, Eliza A Hawkes
BACKGROUND: Routine chest X-Ray (CXR) is recommended for neutropenic fever(NF) management however its role is relatively understudied in haematology patients. METHODS: Retrospective, single-centre analysis of haematology patients admitted with NF between January 2011-December 2015. Baseline demographics, treatment details and outcomes were collected from electronic patient records. CXRs underwent independent radiology review. Primary endpoints were proportion of NF episodes in which CXR detected a probable chest infection in the absence of respiratory symptoms/signs, and/or resulted in a change in antibiotic management...
December 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227052/laparoscopy-or-clinical-follow-up-to-detect-occult-diaphragm-injuries-following-left-sided-thoracoabdominal-stab-wounds-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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G F Malherbe, P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, S Edu, S Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with left-sided thoracoabdominal (TA) stab wounds can be safely treated with clinical and chest X-ray follow up. METHOD: A prospective, randomized control study was conducted at Groote Schuur Hospital from September 2009 through to November 2014. Patients with asymptomatic left TA stab wounds included in the trial were randomized into two groups. Group A underwent diagnostic laparoscopy and Group B underwent clinical and radiological follow-up...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226770/an-unexpected-image-on-a-chest-radiograph
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Dogus Hemsinli, Hasan Mutlu, Gokalp Altun, Zerrin Pulathan, Ahmet C Ozdemir
Introduction Central venous catheterisation is an essential component of patient care in hospital. A forgotten complete guide-wire is a rare complication, although the reported incidence has increased rapidly over the last decade. Case report We report a 72-year-old man with a complete guide-wire inadvertently overlooked during catheter insertion. A central venous catheter had been inserted for total parental nutrition during treatment for pancreatitis. Five years later, the patient was readmitted with a painful lesion on his neck and the sensation of a sharp object under his skin...
November 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226187/tracheobronchial-foreign-bodies-in-children-the-role-of-emergency-rigid-bronchoscopy
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Aram Baram, Hewa Sherzad, Sara Saeed, Fahmi H Kakamad, Adnan M H Hamawandi
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common and lethal accident in the pediatric age group. It requires early recognition and treatment by rigid bronchoscopy to avoid fatal outcomes. Objective. The aim of this study was to study the pattern of FBA in the tracheobronchial tree as well as the success rate of rigid bronchoscopy in children admitted to a single center and to analyze the relationship of the type of foreign body (FB) with patients' age, presentation, and complications. Methods. A retrospective cross-sectional study of FBA was conducted in children in the Sulaimani/Kurdistan region, Iraq, admitted to the emergency teaching hospital of the University of Sulaimani from January 2014 to March 2016...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226123/open-repair-of-a-12-cm-posttraumatic-aneurysm-of-right-subclavian-artery
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Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos, Omiros Chalvatzoulis, Eleftherios Chalvatzoulis, Kyriakos Stavridis, Dimitrios Karamanos, Ioannis Lazaridis, Andreas Efstathiou, Nikolaos Saratzis
Purpose: To present a rare case of a patient with a 12-cm posttraumatic right subclavian artery aneurysm successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and innominate-axillary bypass. Case report: A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department due to progressive dyspnea and hoarseness of voice. His medical record was unremarkable except that he had right-sided pneumothorax and multiple rib fractures from a car accident 16 years ago. A chest X-ray showed a mass in the upper lobe of the right lung, and the patient was hospitalized for further investigation...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226096/feasibility-of-two-active-case-finding-approaches-for-detection-of-tuberculosis-in-bandung-city-indonesia
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S McAllister, B Wiem Lestari, B Sujatmiko, A Siregar, E D Sihaloho, D Fathania, N F Dewi, R C Koesoemadinata, P C Hill, B Alisjahbana
Setting: A community health clinic catchment area in the eastern part of Bandung City, Indonesia. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of two different screening interventions using community health workers (CHWs) in detecting tuberculosis (TB) cases. Design: This was a feasibility study of 1) house-to-house TB symptom screening of five randomly selected 'neighbourhoods' in the catchment area, and 2) selected screening of household contacts of TB index patients and their neighbouring households. Acceptability was assessed through focus group discussions with key stakeholders...
September 21, 2017: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225737/comparison-of-seldinger-and-trocar-techniques-in-the-percutaneous-treatment-of-hydatid-cysts
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Hilal Gülsüm Turan, Mustafa Özdemir, Ruşen Acu, Fahrettin Küçükay, Fatma Ayça Edis Özdemir, Baki Hekimoğlu, Utku Mahir Yıldırım
AIM: To comparatively evaluate Seldinger and Trocar techniques in the percutaneous treatment of hydatid disease. METHODS: Trocar and Seldinger techniques were used for 49 and 56 cysts, respectively, among 106 hydatid cysts in 88 patients. The number of males and females were 22 and 66, respectively with a mean age of 44.9 years (range, 15-87). Follow-up studies included cyst diameter, cyst contents, and morphological changes in the cyst wall, local recurrence, and secondary invasion, using ultrasound, computerized tomography and chest X-rays...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223317/sequential-strategy-for-the-ltbi-screening-of-newly-arrived-immigrants-in-vulnerable-social-situations
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Núria Serre-Delcor, Begoña Treviño-Maruri, M Teresa Tórtola, Manuel Fernández-Quevedo, Antoni Soriano-Arandes, Inés Oliveira-Souto, Mateu Espasa, Israel Molina, Carlos Ascaso
INTRODUCTION: Some studies indicate high prevalences of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in the immigrant population, which is relevant because 5-10% of cases will develop active tuberculosis. The objective of this study is to describe the results of a sequential strategy in the newly-arrived immigrant population for the diagnosis of LTBI using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and IGRAs. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out with immigrants between 6 and 35years of age from shelters, referred to an international health unit between July 2013 and June 2016...
December 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222217/necrotising-pneumonia-caused-by-non-pvl-staphylococcus-aureus-with-2-year-follow-up
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Bryn Hilton, Aniket N Tavare, Dean Creer
Necrotising pneumonia (NP) is a rare but life-threatening complication of pulmonary infection. It is characterised by progressive necrosis of lung parenchyma with cavitating foci evident upon radiological investigation. This article reports the case of a 52-year-old woman, immunocompetent healthcare professional presenting to Accident and Emergency with NP and Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia. The cavitating lesion was not identified on initial chest X-ray leading to a delay in antimicrobial optimisation. However, the patient went on to achieve a full symptomatic recovery in 1 month and complete radiological recovery at 2-year follow-up...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221340/sudden-hypotension-occurring-after-4-days-of-left-sided-central-catheter-placement
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Youn-Jung Kim, Won Young Kim
Central venous catheters (CVCs) have an important role in the management of critically ill patients. In contrast to the immediate complications after CVC insertion, the late complications were difficult to be noticed without high suspicion despite their life-threatening outcome. We report a rare but fatal delayed vascular perforation occurring after 4 days of left-sided hemodialysis catheter insertion. A 74-year-old male with septic shock was treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and recovered smoothly during hospitalization...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221325/foreign-body-aspiration-in-adult-airways-therapeutic-approach
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Justin C Hewlett, Otis B Rickman, Robert J Lentz, Udaya B Prakash, Fabien Maldonado
Tracheobronchial foreign body (FB) aspiration is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening event in adults. Symptoms typically consist of a choking event followed by cough and dyspnea, however, these findings are inconsistent and symptoms may mimic more chronic lung diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest radiography and computed tomography can provide information regarding the location and characteristics of foreign bodies and aid in diagnosis. Bronchoscopy remains the gold standard for diagnosis and management of FB aspiration...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221279/endoscopic-naso-leakage-drainage-a-safe-and-effective-method-for-the-management-of-intrathoracic-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Yi Zhang, Yong-Xing Zhang, Jian-Wei Hu, Guang-Yu Yao, Liang Xue, Hong Fan, Yi-Qun Zhang, Qun Wang
Background: Intrathoracic anastomotic leakage (IAL) remains a major complication of esophagectomy. Main non-surgical options of management include chest drainage and endoscope interventions. This study is aim to present our experience and assess the efficacy of endoscopic naso-leakage drainage (ENLD) in patients with IAL. Methods: From June 2011 to January 2017, 67 patients who developed IAL after esophagectomy and managed by non-surgical approaches were analyzed retrospectively...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220208/changing-utilization-of-noninvasive-diagnostic-imaging-over-2-decades-an-examination-family-focused-analysis-of-medicare-claims-using-the-neiman-imaging-types-of-service-categorization-system
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David A Rosman, Richard Duszak, Wenyi Wang, Danny R Hughes, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to use a new modality and body region categorization system to assess changing utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in the Medicare fee-for-service population over a recent 20-year period (1994-2013). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services billed between 1994 and 2013 were identified using Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary master files. Billed codes for diagnostic imaging were classified using the Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) coding system by both modality and body region...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219945/vats-plication-of-the-diaphragm-a-descriptive-observational-10-year-southampton-experience
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Rhona J Taberham, Adnan Raza, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin B Woo, Martin H Chamberlain, George Koulaxouzidis, Khalid M Amer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report the safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) plication of the diaphragm at our institution between 2006 and 2016. METHODS: Adult patients selected on etiology and combination of investigations including plain chest x-ray, computed tomography of chest and abdomen, lung functions in supine and sitting positions, radiological/ultrasonic screening for diaphragmatic movement, and phrenic nerve conduction studies...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217953/assessment-of-pediatrics-radiation-dose-from-routine-x-ray-examination-at-jimma-university-hospital-southwest-ethiopia
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Mesfin Zewdu, Elias Kadir, Melkamu Berhane
Background: Given the fact that children are more sensitive to ionizing radiation than adults, with an increased risk of developing radiation-induced cancer, special care should be taken when they undergo X-ray examinations. The main aim of the current study was to determine Entrance Surface Dose (ESD) to pediatric patients arising from routine x-ray examination in the Radiology Department of Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH). Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on pediatric patients less than 15 years of age who visited to seek x-ray examinations in JUSH...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217929/maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-culprit-for-hypocalcaemia-induced-myocardial-failure-in-a-four-month-old-infant-a-case-report-from-tikur-anbessa-specialized-hospital-ethiopia
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Tamirat Moges, Yemisirach Shiferaw, Tigist Heye
Background: A rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy occurs in infants born to vitamin D deficient mothers due to hypocalcaemia. Case Report: We report a case of dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcaemia secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency in an infant presented with seizure disorder and heart failure. This was a four-month old female infant with respiratory distress and acute heart failure. The cause of her cardiac failure was dilated cardiomyopathy...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216862/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-asymptomatic-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-detected-during-health-check-ups
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Akihisa Mitani, Yukichika Hakamata, Megumi Hosoi, Masafumi Horie, Yoko Murano, Akira Saito, Shintaro Yanagimoto, Shoji Tsuji, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Takahide Nagase
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) usually complain of sudden-onset dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. However, asymptomatic PSP has been incidentally detected on chest X-rays. In this study, we analyzed the incidence, characteristics, risk factors, and prognosis of asymptomatic PSP detected during regular medical check-ups in university students. METHODS: In this study, 101,709 chest X-rays were performed during medical check-ups for students at the University of Tokyo between April 2011 and March 2016...
December 7, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215132/may-car-washing-represent-a-risk-for-legionella-infection
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T Baldovin, A Pierobon, C Bertoncello, E Destefani, M Gennari, A Stano, V Baldo
BACKGROUND: Legionella is a ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium naturally found in aquatic environments. It can pose a health problem when it grows and spreads in man-made water systems. Legionella pneumophila is the most common cause of Legionnaires' disease nowadays, a community-acquired pneumonia with pulmonary symptoms and chest radiography no different from any other form of infectious pneumonia. Legionella monitoring is important for public health reasons, including the identification of unusual environmental sources of Legionella...
January 2018: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212389/antimicrobial-therapy-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
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Hyunju Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Hoan Jong Lee, Eun Hwa Choi
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia in children and young adolescents. Macrolides are recommended as the first-line therapy however, macrolide resistance rates in M. pneumoniae among children have been increasing substantially. Areas covered: This review focused on clinical characteristics and treatment of macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae pneumonia in children. Expert commentary: Antibiotic choice should be based on in vitro activity, clinical efficacy and in consideration of potential adverse events...
December 7, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
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