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pneumothorax management

Darius Kang Lie Aw, Matthew Zhen Wei Tan, Anthony Chau Ang Yii, Dorothy Hui Lin Ng
In the last twenty years, the field of bronchoscopy has become increasingly more complex and invasive. It is now widely used in the management of pulmonary diseases and has the benefit of low mortality and complication rates. Overall incidence of complications and mortality reported ranges around 1% and 0.02% respectively. Common complications of bronchoscopy include pulmonary haemorrhage, desaturation, pneumothorax, and pulmonary oedema. However, facial and neck petechiae associated with subcutaneous hemorrhage post-bronchoscopy has not been reported before in the literature...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Miguel José Francisco, Antonio Rahal, Fabio Augusto Cardillo Vieira, Paulo Savoia Dias da Silva, Marcelo Buarque de Gusmão Funari
Ultrasound examination of the chest has advanced in recent decades. This imaging modality is currently used to diagnose several pathological conditions and provides qualitative and quantitative information. Acoustic barriers represented by the aerated lungs and the bony framework of the chest generate well-described sonographic artifacts that can be used as diagnostic aids. The normal pleural line and A, B, C, E and Z lines (also known as false B lines) are artifacts with specific characteristics. Lung consolidation and pneumothorax sonographic patterns are also well established...
July 2016: Einstein
Nishant Gupta, Dale Langenderfer, Francis X McCormack, Daniel P Schauer, Mark H Eckman
RATIONALE: Patients without a known history of lung disease presenting with a spontaneous pneumothorax are generally diagnosed as primary spontaneous pneumothorax. However, occult diffuse cystic lung diseases such as Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) can also first present with a spontaneous pneumothorax, and their early identification by high-resolution computed tomographic (HRCT) imaging of chest has implications for subsequent management...
October 13, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Barun Kumar Sen, Mitali Basu, Sukdeb Das, Abhay Nath Chaturvedi
Spontaneous pneumothorax is an emergency situation and early diagnosis and management is very important. Pneumothorax is rarely the first manifestation of lung metastasis. Spontaneous pneumothoraxes have been reported in some osteosarcoma patients. We hereby report a case of a bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax, revealing metastasis of an osteosarcoma.
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Yunhee Im, Saad Farooqi, Adan Mora
Giant bullae often mimic pneumothorax on radiographic appearance. We present the case of a 55-year-old man admitted to a referring hospital with dyspnea, cough, and increasing sputum production; he refused thoracotomy for tension pneumothorax and presented to our hospital for a second opinion. A computed tomography (CT) scan at our hospital revealed a giant bulla, which was managed conservatively as an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thoracic surgery was consulted but advised against bullectomy...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Tsung-Shih Li, Tsung-Yang Lee, Kate Hsiurong Liao
More and more endoscopically gastrointestinal procedures require anesthesiologists to perform general anesthesia, such as "peroral endoscopic myotomy". Peroral endoscopic myotomy is a novel invasive treatment for the primary motility disorder of esophagus, called esophageal achalasia. Despite of its minimally invasive feature, there are still complications during the procedure which develop to critical conditions and threat patients' lives. Herein we describe a case about tension pneumothorax subsequent to esophageal rupture during peroral endoscopic myotomy...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
G Watson, N Salter, J Ryan
Revised guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothoraces were published by the British Thoracic Society in 2010, however compliance remains poor. A retrospective review was performed on patients diagnosed with a pneumothorax over a 26 month period (January 2012 to March 2014). Of the 57 patients identified, 43 (75%) were diagnosed with spontaneous pneumothorax. 12 patients (21%) had pre-existing lung disease, and 16 patients (28%) admitted to having had a previously documented pneumothorax. 19 patients (33%) were reported as smokers...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Charles Bakhos, Peter Doelken, Stevan Pupovac, Ashar Ata, Tom Fabian
BACKGROUND: Prolonged pulmonary air leaks (PALs) are associated with increased morbidity and extended hospital stay. We sought to investigate the role of bronchoscopic placement of 1-way valves in treating this condition. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained database of patients with PAL lasting more than 7 days at a tertiary medical center. Main outcome measures included duration of chest tube placement and hospital stay before and after valve deployment...
July 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Oscar M Crespin, Louis W C Liu, Ambica Parmar, Timothy D Jackson, Jemila Hamid, Eran Shlomovitz, Allan Okrainec
INTRODUCTION: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel intervention for the treatment of achalasia, which combines the advantages of endoscopic access and myotomy. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy and safety of POEM. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted following the PRISMA guidelines. Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE (R) including in-process and non-indexed citations were searched for POEM studies using the keywords: esophageal achalasia, POEM, endoscopy, natural orifice surgery, laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM), and related terms...
September 15, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Uma R Parekh, Aideen M Maguire, John Emery, Paul H Martin
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July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Amit Kumar Mittal, Namrata Gupta
In the era of evidence-based medicine, ultrasonography has emerged as an important and indispensable tool in clinical practice in various specialties including critical care. Lung ultrasound (LUS) has a wide potential in various surgical and clinical situations for timely and easy detection of an impending crisis such as pulmonary edema, endobronchial tube migration, pneumothorax, atelectasis, pleural effusion, and various other causes of desaturation before it clinically ensues to critical level. Although ultrasonography is frequently used in nerve blocks, airway handling, and vascular access, LUS for routine intraoperative monitoring and in crisis management still necessitates recognition...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Simon G A Brown, Emma L Ball, Kyle Perrin, Catherine A Read, Stephen E Asha, Richard Beasley, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Peter G Jones, Gerben Keijzers, Frances B Kinnear, Ben C H Kwan, Y C Gary Lee, Julian A Smith, Quentin A Summers, Graham Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Current management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is variable, with little evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide treatment. Guidelines emphasise intervention in many patients, which involves chest drain insertion, hospital admission and occasionally surgery. However, there is evidence that conservative management may be effective and safe, and it may also reduce the risk of recurrence. Significant questions remain regarding the optimal initial approach to the management of PSP...
September 13, 2016: BMJ Open
Louise Rose, Neill K Adhikari, Joseph Poon, David Leasa, Douglas A McKim
BACKGROUND: Critically ill mechanically ventilated patients experience impaired airway clearance due to ineffective cough and impaired secretion mobilization. Cough augmentation techniques, including mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E), manually assisted cough, and lung volume recruitment, improve cough efficiency. Our objective was to describe use, indications, contraindications, interfaces, settings, complications, and barriers to use across Canada. METHODS: An e-mail survey was sent to nominated local survey champions in eligible Canadian units (ICUs, weaning centers, and intermediate care units) with 4 telephone/e-mail reminders...
October 2016: Respiratory Care
Ali Cheaito, Areti Tillou, Catherine Lewis, Henry Cryer
INTRODUCTION: Tracheobronchial injury is a recognized, yet uncommon, result of blunt trauma to the thorax. Often the diagnosis and treatment are delayed, resulting in attempted surgical repair months or even years after the injury. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We present a case report of a 31-year old female who suffered a left main bronchus transection after a motor vehicle accident. The diagnostic, management issues, and clinical findings surrounding this injury are reviewed...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Mazzella, Marina Accardo, Mario Santini
To manage primary spontaneous pneumothorax, we use an alternative technique for bleb resection and we induce pleurodesis with an ultrasonic-driven scalpel. This technique was successfully performed in nine consecutive patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax with small (<20 mm) and limited number of blebs (<2) and without significant underlying lung disease. After identification of air leakage, the jaws of the instrument were clamped onto the bleb and included a margin of normal lung. Power level 3 energy was applied to resect the bleb and to seal the parenchyma...
September 12, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Marta Raurell-Torredà, E Argilaga-Molero, M Colomer-Plana, A Ródenas-Fransico, M T Ruiz-Garcia, J Uya Muntaña
BACKGROUND: Use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has extended beyond intensive care units (ICUs), becoming usual practice in emergency departments (EDs) and general wards. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationship between nursing care and NIV outcome in different hospital units. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: Three university hospitals and one community hospital participated in a prospective observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten units participated: 4 ICUs (1 surgical, 3 medical-surgical), 3 recovery (1 postsurgical, 2 EDs, 3 general wards)...
September 6, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
Sayako Morikawa, Takuya Okamura, Tomoyuki Minezawa, Yasuhiro Goto, Masamichi Hayashi, Teppei Yamaguchi, Sumito Isogai, Yuki Mieno, Naoki Yamamoto, Sakurako Uozu, Toru Nakanishi, Mitsushi Okazawa, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi
BACKGROUND: Bronchial occlusion with an Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot (EWS) has been shown to be useful in managing prolonged bronchopleural fistulas and intractable hemoptysis. EWS bronchial occlusion using a curette is less technically demanding. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical utility and simplicity of this method. METHODS: A total of 18 consecutive patients (15 men, 3 women, aged 47-85 years) who underwent bronchial occlusion using an EWS from April 2012 to August 2014 were evaluated...
September 5, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Changsin Kim, Jeong Eun Shin, Soon Min Lee, Ho Seon Eun, Min Soo Park, Kook In Park, Ran Namgung, Sungsoo Lee, Choon Sik Yoon
The pulmonary interstitial emphysema (PIE) is a life-threatening illness in premature infants with mechanical ventilation. While most are managed conservatively, decompression would be necessary. Here, we report the first case of PIE treated by percutaneous catheter insertion in an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infant in Korea. The patient, born with 660 g in 23+2 weeks of gestation, showed PIE in left lower lung on postnatal day 12. Percutaneous catheter insertion was performed on postnatal day 25. The size of PIE decreased, but didn't disappear completely...
November 2016: Yonsei Medical Journal
A C Agrafiotis, M Prieto, J-L Verhaeghe, J Siat, G Grosdidier, M Rios
Soft tissue sarcomas are rare malignant tumors with a great variety of histological types and different response to multimodality treatment. Pazopanib has been recently introduced for the treatment of non-adipocytic metastatic soft tissue sarcomas which are resistant to conventional chemotherapy. Spontaneous pneumothorax is a rare but well recognized complication of this molecule and its treatment is quite challenging. The case reported herein describes the surgical management of a simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient with pulmonary metastases treated with pazopanib...
October 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Abdallah Fayssoil, Arnaud Lazarus, Karim Wahbi, Adam Ogna, Olivier Nardi, Frederic Lofaso, Bernard Clair, David Orlikowski, Djillali Annane
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Muscular dystrophies are genetic muscle disorders, in which heart involvement and chronic respiratory impairment affect survival. Cardiac conduction disturbances require implantable cardiac pacemaker. Implantable defibrillators may also be necessary to prevent cardiac sudden death. The safety and risk of cardiac electronic devices' implantation are not known in patients with muscular dystrophy. We aimed to assess the risks related to cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) in muscular dystrophy patients ventilated by tracheostomy...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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