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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884176/localization-of-bleeding-sites-in-patients-with-hemoptysis-based-on-their-chest-computed-tomography-findings-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Hyun Ju Seon, Yun-Hyeon Kim, Yong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to propose a localization strategy for bleeding sites in hemoptysis patients using their chest computed tomography (CT) findings. METHODS: Between January 2005 and July 2009, the chest CT findings of 161 hemoptysis patients were retrospectively reviewed. Following chest CT, the lobe with the most prominent ground glass attenuation (GGA) or specific lesions with the potential to cause pulmonary hemorrhage were analysed to develop a localization strategy for bleeding sites...
November 25, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865221/-massive-upper-airway-bleeding-a-rare-case-of-aortobronchial-fistula
#2
Paola Gudiel Arriaza, Amparo Sánchez Serrano, Jorge Marques do Vale, Isabel Gil Pereira, António Simões Torres, Maria José Martín Sánchez
Clinical presentation of haemoptysis and haematemesis often generates confusion, becoming a difficult task to determine the source of upper airway bleeding. Aortobronchial fistula is a rare entity, but has been a reported complication in patients that have undergone aortic vascular surgery. A high clinical suspicion is fundamental to making this diagnosis. A 69 year old male, with a previous diagnosis of chronic gastritis, is admitted to the emergency room for vomiting blood. In the first 24 hours after admission, the patient develops respiratory insufficiency after an episode of massive bleeding from his mouth...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864609/myocardial-infarction-as-a-complication-of-bronchial-artery-embolization
#3
Hugo Labbé, Simon Bordeleau, Christine Drouin, Patrick Archambault
Bronchial artery embolization is now a common treatment for massive pulmonary hemoptysis if flexible bronchoscopy at the bedside failed to control the bleeding. Complications of this technique range from benign chest pain to devastating neurological impairments. We report the case of a 41-year-old man who developed an ST elevation myocardial infarction during bronchial artery embolization, presumably because of coronary embolism by injected particles. In this patient who had no previously known coronary artery disease, we retrospectively found a communication between the left bronchial artery and the circumflex coronary artery...
November 18, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846248/elective-tracheotomy-practices-in-turkey
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Bulent Gucyetmez, Hakan Korkut Atalan, Nahit Cakar
OBJECTIVES: Elective tracheotomy (ET) procedures in intensive care units (ICU) might be different in accordance with countries and ICUs' features. The aim of the present study was to search the epidemiology of ET procedures in Turkey. METHODS: A questionnaire which consists of 43 questions was sent by e-mail to 238 ICUs which were officially recognized by The Turkish Ministry of Health. All answers were obtained between August 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015. RESULTS: Two hundred and three ICUs (85...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842753/the-changing-role-for-tracheostomy-in-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Kamran Mahmood, Momen M Wahidi
Tracheostomy is performed in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation or have upper airway instability. Percutaneous tracheostomy with Ciaglia technique is commonly used and rivals the surgical approach. Percutaneous technique is associated with decreased risk of stomal inflammation, infection, and bleeding along with reduction in health resource utilization when performed at bedside. Bronchoscopy and ultrasound guidance improve the safety of percutaneous tracheostomy. Early tracheostomy decreases the need for sedation and intensive care unit stay but may be unnecessary in some patients who can be extubated later successfully...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832231/radial-probe-ebus-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions
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Marcia Jacomelli, Sergio Eduardo Demarzo, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Addy Lidvina Mejia Palomino, Viviane Rossi Figueiredo
Objective: Conventional bronchoscopy has a low diagnostic yield for peripheral pulmonary lesions. Radial-probe EBUS employs a rotating ultrasound transducer at the end of a probe that is passed through the working channel of the bronchoscope. Radial-probe EBUS facilitates the localization of peripheral pulmonary nodules, thus increasing the diagnostic yield. The objective of this study was to present our initial experience using radial-probe EBUS in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions at a tertiary hospital...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788023/argon-plasma-coagulation-combined-with-a-flexible-electronic-bronchoscope-for-treating-foreign-body-granulation-tissues-in-children-s-deep-bronchi-nine-case-reports
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Linhua Shu, Yijing Hu, Rong Wei
Deep bronchial obstruction in children caused by foreign bodies is a medical emergency frequently accompanied by the formation of granulation tissue in the airway mucosa, which is resected during removal of the foreign body. Argon plasma coagulation (APC), initially developed to achieve hemostasis in gastrointestinal bleeding during endoscopic procedures, is also used for interventional bronchoscopic therapies of malignant airway tumors. In this pilot study, we describe successful alternative resections of granulation tissues during foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy through concomitant APC applications in 9 children aged from 16 months to 4 years old...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595480/safety-of-bronchoscopy-in-patients-with-echocardiographic-evidence-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Bharat Bajantri, Muhammad Adrish
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopy with transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy and transbronchial needle aspiration is an important diagnostic tool in the pulmonologist's armamentarium. Safety in patients with pulmonary hypertension is controversial and many bronchoscopists consider this as a contraindication for the procedure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate safety of bronchoscopy in patients with echocardiographic pulmonary hypertension and to compare with patients without it...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566384/combination-of-virtual-bronchoscopic-navigation-with-conventional-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-peribronchial-pulmonary-lesions-located-in-the-middle-third-of-the-lungs
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Masanori Yasuo, Takashi Kobayashi, Mineyuki Hama, Takashi Ichiyama, Toshimichi Horiuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kawakami, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Takayuki Honda, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is frequently applied to the diagnosis of central airway lesions, and endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is mainly used for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions. However, there remains an unmet need to improve the diagnostic yields for peribronchial pulmonary lesions located along the secondary/tertiary and fourth/fifth bronchi (the "middle third zone" of the lungs), which neither EBUS-TBNA nor EBUS-GS can easily approach...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555208/vivasight-a-new-era-in-the-evolution-of-tracheal-tubes
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REVIEW
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544227/ten-year-single-center-experience-of-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumors-and-diagnostic-yield-of-bronchoscopic-biopsy
#11
Renee K Dixon, Edward James Britt, Giora A Netzer, Majid Afshar, Allen Burke, Sandy Liu, Jeudy Jean, Nirav G Shah
PURPOSE: Bronchoscopic biopsy of pulmonary carcinoid tumors has been controversial, and no study to date is dedicated to investigate diagnostic yield or safety. We reviewed our single center experience with pulmonary carcinoid tumors over a 10-year time period and assessed the diagnostic yield and safety of bronchoscopic biopsy of these tumors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of all bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors from January 2003 through January 2014 for patients treated at or referred to our tertiary care facility, including patient and tumor characteristics, diagnostic yield, and complications of bronchoscopy...
August 20, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532613/outcomes-following-the-use-of-nebulized-heparin-for-inhalation-injury-hihi-study
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Allyson McIntire, Serena A Harris, Jessica A Whitten, Andrew C Fritschle-Hilliard, David R Foster, Rajiv Sood, Todd A Walroth
Inhalation injury (IHI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in burn victims due to both local and systemic effects. Nebulized heparin promotes improvement in lung function and decreased mortality in IHI by reducing the inflammatory response and fibrin cast formation. The study objective is to determine if nebulized heparin 10,000 units improves lung function and decreases mechanical ventilation duration, mortality, and hospitalization length in IHI with minimal systemic adverse events. This retrospective, case-control study evaluated efficacy and safety of nebulized heparin administered to mechanically ventilated adults admitted within 48 hr of confirmed IHI...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512564/exercise-induced-endobronchial-hemorrhage-a-rare-clinical-presentation
#13
Anuk Kruavit, Mukesh Jain, David Fielding, Subash Heraganahally
The phenomenon of exercise-induced hemoptysis is still relatively underrecognised in humans. We report a case of recurrent hemoptysis brought on by vigorous exercise. A 33-year-old male presented with several episodes of intermittent fresh small-volume hemoptysis reproducible on vigorous exercise. There was no other significant medical history other than a past history of testicular tumor, treated with orchidectomy and adjuvant Bleomycin-based chemotherapy 1 year prior to onset of symptoms. Computed tomography scan showed no major abnormalities other than few small bilateral non-specific nodules...
July 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27424824/rigid-bronchoscopic-intervention-for-endobronchial-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Rie Tsuboi, Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Yoshihito Kogure, Saori Oka, Masashi Nakahata, Kazumi Hori, Yasushi Murakami, Yuko Ise, Shimaa Nour Moursi Ahmed, Meimei Tao, Chiyoe Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma is one of the major endobronchial metastases, and it occasionally causes life-threatening airway obstruction. Rigid bronchoscopy is useful as a palliative intervention; however, its utility for metastatic renal cell carcinoma has not been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rigid bronchoscopic treatment for endobronchial metastasis of renal cell carcinoma. METHODS: Among 550 patients who underwent rigid bronchoscopic intervention at a single center from January 2005 to June 2015, 9 with metastatic renal cell carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412127/how-many-samples-would-be-optimal-for-endobronchial-cryobiopsy
#15
Fatih Segmen, Zafer Aktaş, Ayperi Öztürk, Derya Kızılgöz, Aydın Yılmaz, Ibrahim Onur Alıcı, Funda Demirağ, Polat Pehlivanoğlu
BACKGROUND: Cryobiopsy, which provides larger specimens without crush artifact, is a good option for the diagnosis of visible endobronchial tumors. While there are several papers on diagnostic performance, application protocols vary between centers. In this study, we aimed to find the optimal number of cryobiopsies in endobronchial tumors. METHODS: We prospectively involved cases with a visible endobronchial tumor in which conventional diagnostic measures failed and/or a therapeutic interventional bronchoscopy was planned...
July 13, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399107/case-report-of-medical-thoracoscopy-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-bronchoscopy-in-the-workup-of-giant-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-pleura
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Tarek Dammad, Joshua Duchesne, Susan Pasnick
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare tumor of fibroblastic origin. It can be quite vascular, and its surgical management carries the risk of a major intra-operative bleed. The pre-operative use of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to visualize the vascular supply of the tumor has not been reported.We report a case of a patient presenting with progressive shortness of breath and cough who was found to have a very large pleural-based tumor. We describe the use of medical thoracoscopy and EBUS to establish the diagnosis of SFTP and to characterize the blood supply of the tumor...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330965/combination-of-bronchoscopic-cryoextraction-and-argon-plasma-coagulation-in-treatment-of-total-central-airway-obstruction-caused-by-giant-blood-clot-formation-in-massive-airway-bleeding
#17
Eric Daniel Tenda, Abraham Yakub, Ceva Wicaksono Pitoyo, Fauziah Fardizza
Life threatening event due to central airway obstruction caused by very large blood clot formation with profuse on going bleeding its very challenging to manage. Interventional pulmonologist must aware about this situation which can lead to respiratory failure. There are several choices to treat this unlikely situation, in example flexible bronchoscopy with forceps, bronchial lavage, and suction. We present a case with post-surgical tracheostomy bleeding which caused a giant blood clot formation in a disseminated intravascular coagulation due to severe sepsis in end stage renal disease patient, successfully managed with cryoextraction and argon plasma coagulation...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27290935/inspection-of-the-nasopharynx-prior-to-fiberoptic-guided-nasotracheal-intubation-reduces-the-risk-epistaxis
#18
Min A Kwon, Jaegyok Song, Seokkon Kim, Seong-Mi Ji, Jeongho Bae
BACKGROUND: Various complications may occur during nasotracheal intubation. This may include epistaxis and damage to the nasopharyngeal airway. We tested the hypothesis that the use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)-guided intubation is superior to endotracheal tube (ETT) obturated with an inflated esophageal stethoscope. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups (n=22 each): either an FOB-guided intubation group or ETT obturated with an inflated esophageal stethoscope group...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27268274/bronchoscopic-cryotherapy-clinical-applications-of-the-cryoprobe-cryospray-and-cryoadhesion
#19
David M DiBardino, Anthony R Lanfranco, Andrew R Haas
Cryotherapy is an evolving therapeutic and diagnostic tool used during bronchoscopy. Through rapid freeze-thaw cycles, cryotherapy causes cell death and tissue necrosis or tissue adherence that can be used via the flexible or rigid bronchoscope. This extreme cold can be used through the working channel of the bronchoscope via a specialized cryoprobe or directly with the use of spray cryotherapy. These properties allow for multiple bronchoscopic techniques, each with its own equipment and procedural, safety, and efficacy considerations...
August 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27229004/management-considerations-of-massive-hemoptysis-while-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#20
Harrison T Pitcher, Meredith A Harrison, Colette Shaw, Scott W Cowan, Hitoshi Hirose, Nicholas Cavarocchi
BACKGROUND: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) is a life-saving procedure in patients with both respiratory and cardiac failure. Bleeding complications are common since patients must be maintained on anticoagulation. Massive hemoptysis is a rare complication of ECMO; however, it may result in death if not managed thoughtfully and expeditiously. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of consecutive ECMO patients from 7/2010-8/2014 to identify episodes of massive hemoptysis...
May 25, 2016: Perfusion
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