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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933327/traumatic-diaphragmatic-injuries-a-retrospective-review-of-the-12-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-trauma-centre
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Beng Leong Lim, Li Tserng Teo, Ming Terk Chiu, Marxengel L Asinas-Tan, Eillyne Seow
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (TDIs) are clinically challenging. We aimed to review TDIs treated at a tertiary trauma centre over a 12-year period. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective review of adult patients with TDIs treated between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2014. Primary outcomes were mortality rates and Injury Severity Scores (ISS) associated with each TDI subtype. Secondary outcomes included proportions of TDIs diagnosed radiologically, operatively or during autopsy...
December 9, 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931089/prognostic-implications-of-epicardial-fat-volume-quantification-in-acute-pericarditis
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George Lazaros, Alexios S Antonopoulos, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Panagiotis Vasileiou, Evangelos Oikonomou, Evangelia Stroumpouli, Apostolos Karavidas, Charalambos Antoniades, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of acute pericarditis remains largely unknown and biomarkers are needed to identify patients susceptible to complications. Since adipose tissue has a pivotal role in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis, we hypothesized that quantification of epicardial fat volume (EFV) provides prognostic information in patients with acute pericarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty (n=50) patients with first diagnosis of acute pericarditis were enrolled in this study...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928604/-surgery-of-colorectal-lung-metastases-results-of-a-survey-in-germany
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W Dudek, W Schreiner, P Stapel, N Vassos, R Grützmann, H Sirbu
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence from randomized trials on the prognostic significance of pulmonary metastasectomy of colorectal cancer. The objective of this study was to assess the current criteria for indications, preoperative diagnostics and preferred operative techniques of pulmonary metastasectomy in Germany. METHODS: An anonymous survey was carried out in 239 German centers performing thoracic surgery in October 2015. RESULTS: Chest computed tomography (CT, 98%), liver CT (62%), pelvis CT (39%) and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET, 37%) were used by the respondents (65% of participants) for preoperative staging...
December 7, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928262/non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-presenting-as-constrictive-pericarditis-a-rare-case-report
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Maryam Nabati, Keyvan Yosofnezhad, Morteza Taghavi, Ali Abbasi, Ali Ghaemian
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is an uncommon post inflammatory disorder. It is described as pericardial thickening, myocardial constriction, and impaired diastolic filling. The most common etiologies are idiopathy, mediastinal radiotherapy, and prior cardiac surgery. Less common etiologies include viral infections, collagen vascular disorders, renal failure, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and blunt chest trauma. CP can less commonly be caused by malignancy. We report a very rare case of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) presenting twice with attacks of decompensated heart failure...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927829/lesson-of-the-month-1-lobar-pulmonary-consolidation-in-an-immunocompromised-host
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Daniel J Reynolds, Carl A Andersen, Sumedh S Hoskote, Hee Eun Lee, Aditya Raghunathan, Sanjay Kalra, Andrew H Limper
A 19-year-old male with a history of idiopathic panuveitis, currently taking methotrexate and infliximab, presented to our institution with 6 weeks of cough, dyspnoea and fevers. He had failed outpatient antimicrobial therapy. Computerised tomography (CT) of the chest revealed the presence of a lobar pneumonia and he was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics, which did not improve his symptoms. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed with a transbronchial lung biopsy because of the diagnostic uncertainty of the patient's presentation...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926467/pulmonary-artery-intramural-leiomyosarcoma-mimicking-pulmonary-aneurysm
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Rie Kanaoka, Yusuke Takahashi, Shigeki Morita, Hitoshi Dejima, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura
Chest radiography indicated a well-defined rounded mass at the left lung hilum in a 77-year-old former smoker. Chest computed tomography revealed a longitudinal saccular enlargement of the left pulmonary artery with surrounding soft tissue opacity. Resection of the left lower lobe with segment 1 + 2c was carried out to completely remove the dilated pulmonary artery. The resected specimen revealed obvious dilatation of the interlobar pulmonary artery and its branches. A small yellowish well-demarcated myxoid tumor was contained in this lesion, which was diagnosed as a primary pulmonary artery intramural leiomyosarcoma...
November 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925453/chest-computed-tomography-scores-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-colonized-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa
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Michal Gur, Elena Spinelli, Glorida Tridello, Susanna Baltieri, Lucia Pinali, Stefania Montemezzi, Lea Bentur, Baroukh Maurice Assael
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important pathogen in Cystic Fibrosis (CF), with increasing incidence in recent years. We examined the association between bacterial colonization in the sputum (MRSA with or without pseudomonas (PA)) and computed tomography (CT) scores in CF patients. METHODS: MRSA patients were divided according to PA status based on at least three consecutive sputum cultures; controls were patients without MRSA (with or without PA), matched for gender and age at CT...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923390/the-rapid-ctca-trial-rapid-assessment-of-potential-ischaemic-heart-disease-with-ctca-a-multicentre-parallel-group-randomised-trial-to-compare-early-computerised-tomography-coronary-angiography-versus-standard-care-in-patients-presenting-with-suspected-or-confirmed
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Alasdair J Gray, Carl Roobottom, Jason E Smith, Steve Goodacre, Katherine Oatey, Rachel O'Brien, Robert F Storey, Lumine Na, Steff C Lewis, Praveen Thokala, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Emergency department attendances with chest pain requiring assessment for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are a major global health issue. Standard assessment includes history, examination, electrocardiogram (ECG) and serial troponin testing. Computerised tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) enables additional anatomical assessment of patients for coronary artery disease (CAD) but has only been studied in very low-risk patients. This trial aims to investigate the effect of early CTCA upon interventions, event rates and health care costs in patients with suspected/confirmed ACS who are at intermediate risk...
December 7, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922539/effect-of-tomographic-operator-inaccuracies-and-respiratory-motion-on-pet-ct-lung-nodule-images-smearing
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Joël Daouk, Pascal Bailly, Roger Bouzerar, Marc-Étienne Meyer
BACKGROUND: In thoracic PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging, uptake foci usually appear smeared because of postreconstruction smoothing and respiratory motion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the respective contributions of the reconstruction process and respiratory motion on PET/CT images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one pulmonary lesions were studied. Free-breathing PET/CT acquisitions were followed by a 10-min respiratory-gated PET/CT acquisition...
December 2, 2016: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922241/an-unusual-case-of-neuroblastoma-a-17-year-old-adolescent-presented-with-bilateral-diffuse-lung-metastasis-at-initial-diagnosis
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Çağlar Ödek, Tanıl Kendirli, Esra Pekpak, Ayhan Yaman, Başak Adaklı-Aksoy, Handan Dinçaslan, Nurdan Taçyıldız, Emel Ünal, Erdal İnce, Gülsan Yavuz
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm during infancy and its incidence declines within the first 3-5 years of life. It can be rarely diagnosed in adolescents and young adults. Adolescents have advanced stage of disease, higher frequency of uncommon metastatic sites such as lungs, and worse outcomes. Herein, we describe an unusual case of NB in a 17-year-old adolescent presented with lung metastasis at diagnosis. The patient was diagnosed with stage IV NB. Thorax high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan revealed irregular septal thickening with ground glass opacity consistent with pulmonary parenchymal metastases...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919724/reference-levels-for-central-venous-pressure-and-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-pressure-monitoring-in-the-lateral-position
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In-Kyung Song, Soohan Ro, Ji-Hyun Lee, Eun-Hee Kim, Hee-Soo Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate reference levels for central venous pressure or pulmonary artery occlusion pressure monitoring in a lateral position. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 204 adults who underwent chest computed tomography scan in the 90° lateral position from November 2006 to February 2015. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Distances from the mid-sternum to the uppermost and lowermost blood levels of both atria were measured...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919158/maximal-pericoronary-adipose-tissue-thickness-is-associated-with-hypertension-in-nonobese-patients-with-acute-or-chronic-illness
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Shinhae Chang, Wangjin Lee, Byounggyu Kwag, Yun Hee Chung, In Sook Kang
Background/Aims: Recent studies have shown an association of epicardial fat thickness with diabetes and hypertension (HTN) in asymptomatic populations. However, there is lack of information as to whether there is similar association between pericoronary adipose tissue (PAT) and HTN in the patients who have acute or chronic illness. Methods: This study included 214 nonobese patients hospitalized with acute or chronic noncardiogenic illness. PAT thicknesses were measured from fat tissues surrounding left and right coronary arteries in enhanced, chest computed tomography scans, yielding the maximal PAT value from left and right coronary arteries was used for analysis...
December 6, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918350/a-case-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-hemosiderosis-presenting-with-signs-and-symptoms-mimicking-hemolytic-anemia
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Dilek Doğruel, Ayşe Erbay, Nalan Yazici, Alev Arslan, Bermal Hasbay Biçen
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis is primarily a disorder of childhood, which is characterized by hemoptysis, iron deficiency anemia, and diffuse parenchymal infiltrates on chest x-ray secondary to recurrent attacks of alveolar hemorrhage. It can be diagnosed by showing hemosiderin laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid after other specific causes of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage are definitely excluded. A 5-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with sudden-onset pallor during iron therapy given for anemia...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916431/2016-scct-str-guidelines-for-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-of-noncontrast-noncardiac-chest-ct-scans-a-report-of-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography-and-society-of-thoracic-radiology
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Harvey S Hecht, Paul Cronin, Michael J Blaha, Matthew J Budoff, Ella A Kazerooni, Jagat Narula, David Yankelevitz, Suhny Abbara
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) have jointly produced this document. Experts in this subject have been selected from both organizations to examine subject-specific data and write this guideline in partnership. A formal literature review, weighing the strength of evidence has been performed. When available, information from studies on cost was considered. Computed tomography (CT) acquisition, CAC scoring methodologies and clinical outcomes are the primary basis for the recommendations in this guideline...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915420/extralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-in-the-middle-mediastinum
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Takayuki Fukui, Shuhei Hakiri, Kohei Yokoi
We here report a patients with an uncommon extralobar pulmonary sequestration located in the middle mediastinum in a 42-year-old female. Chest computed tomography showed a middle mediastinal mass of 6.5 × 2.7 × 2.0 cm in size, which consisted of some cystic lesions and a solid component. The mass was completely excised via a 3-port video-assisted thoracoscopic approach. Histopathologic examination revealed a cystic cartilaginous wall lined with ciliated columnar epithelium and edematous lung tissue, resulting in an extralobar pulmonary sequestration...
December 3, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913215/influence-of-surveillance-pet-ct-on-detection-of-early-recurrence-after-definitive-radiation-in-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jay P Reddy, Chad Tang, Tina Shih, Bumyang Kim, Charissa Kim, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, James Welsh, Marcelo Benveniste, Jianjun Zhang, Zhongxing Liao, Daniel R Gomez
BACKGROUND: There are few data to support the use of varying imaging modalities in evaluating recurrence in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We compared the efficacy of surveillance positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) versus CT scans of the chest in detecting recurrences after definitive radiation for NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 200 patients treated between 2000 and 2011 who met the inclusion criteria of stage III NSCLC, completion of definitive radiation treatment, and absence of recurrence within the initial 6 months...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913087/a-case-of-multiple-empyema-caused-by-streptococcus-intermedius
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Akihito Kaga, Ryuzaburo Higo, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Naoko Yokoi, Takuo Haruyama, Hiroaki Komatsu, Ayumi Yabe, Takeshi Kusunoki, Katsuhisa Ikeda
We report the case of a patient with multiple empyema present throughout his body, including chronic sinusitis and chronic suppurative otitis media, as well as subsequent epidural empyema, all caused by Streptococcus intermedius. A 38-year-old man presented with chief complaints of headache, left ear discharge, and nasal congestion. Imaging studies revealed pansinusitis, soft tissue signs in the mastoid cells, and otitis media. The patient was treated with meropenem hydrate, 6g/day. While clinical findings indicated improvement of the sinusitis, his headache did not improve...
November 29, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912798/bilateral-anomalous-drainage-of-the-posterior-divisions-of-renal-veins-into-the-azygos-venous-system-in-a-20-year-old-woman-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Paulina Nicholaus, Stephano Masatu, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Renal vein anomalies are relatively infrequent and generally asymptomatic. Preoperative knowledge of such variants is, however, of paramount importance in several angiographic and surgical procedures including renal venography, renal vein sampling, spermatic embolization, and renal transplantation. Inadequate knowledge and failure to recognize such anatomic variations may lead to several operative hazards including hemorrhage, nephrectomy, and even death. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of bilateral anomalous drainage of the posterior divisions of renal veins into the azygos venous system in a 20-year-old woman of African descent from Tanzania who presented to us with a 12-year history of recurrent anemia...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909682/case-report-of-invasive-disseminated-candidiasis-with-peripheral-nodular-cavitary-lesions-in-the-lung
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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/27909290/highly-sensitive-detection-of-minimal-cardiac-ischemia-using-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-activated-platelets
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Melanie Ziegler, Karen Alt, Brett M Paterson, Peter Kanellakis, Alex Bobik, Paul S Donnelly, Christoph E Hagemeyer, Karlheinz Peter
A reliable method for the diagnosis of minimal cardiac ischemia would meet a strong demand for the sensitive diagnosis of coronary artery disease in cardiac stress testing and risk stratification in patients with chest pain but unremarkable ECGs and biomarkers. We hypothesized that platelets accumulate early on in ischemic myocardium and a newly developed technology of non-invasive molecular PET imaging of activated platelets can thus detect minimal degrees of myocardial ischemia. To induce different degrees of minimal cardiac ischemia, the left anterior descending artery (LAD) was ligated for 10, 20 or 60 min...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
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