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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812458/congenital-cystic-lung-lesions-evolution-from-in-utero-detection-to-pathology-diagnosis-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Steven Hardee, Lea Tuzovic, Cicero T Silva, Robert A Cowles, Joshua Copel, Raffaella A Morotti
Congenital cystic lung lesions are a group of rare pathologies that are usually diagnosed in the prenatal period. The majority of these lesions are diagnosed at pathology examination as congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). These lesions are typically managed by surgical intervention within the first year of life and have an excellent prognosis. We examined the evolution of imaging appearances from prenatal diagnosis to postnatal work-up of these lesions and correlate imaging and pathological findings...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810584/evaluation-of-two-dimensional-strain-echocardiography-for-quantifying-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yong Liu, Yong Wang, Yingying Wang, Zhe Wen
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the use of two-dimensional strain echocardiography (2DS) in quantifying right ventricular (RV) function in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). A total of 41 patients with PAH and 40 healthy control patients were recruited to the study. 2DS was used to determine the strain (ε) and strain rate (SR) of basal, middle and apical segments of the RV free wall. The aforementioned indicators were compared with measurements of RV function taken by conventional ultrasound and right heart catheterization...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808488/predictive-factors-for-a-successful-diagnostic-bronchoscopy-of-ground-glass-nodules
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Toshiyuki Nakai, Yuji Matsumoto, Fumi Suzuk, Takaaki Tsuchida, Takehiro Izumo
INTRODUCTION: Since the National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated the utility of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer, the detection rate of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) has increased. Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is widely performed to diagnose peripheral pulmonary lesions, but there are not enough reports on the predictive ability of EBUS-GS in diagnosing GGNs. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive factors for a successful diagnostic bronchoscopy for GGNs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805238/ultrasound-assessment-of-gastric-contents-in-children-undergoing-elective-ear-nose-and-throat-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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F-P Desgranges, A-C Gagey Riegel, C Aubergy, M de Queiroz Siqueira, D Chassard, L Bouvet
Ultrasound examination of the gastric antrum allows reliable assessment of gastric contents and volume. Postoperative assessment of gastric contents before recovery from anaesthesia could help the physician to choose the most appropriate extubation technique after surgery in children. In this prospective observational study, we assessed whether significant changes occurred in gastric contents during the intra-operative period in children undergoing elective ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery. Children aged between six months and 16 years were recruited consecutively...
August 14, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800103/the-ultrasonic-directional-tidal-breathing-pattern-sensor-equitable-design-realization-based-on-phase-information
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Arijit Sinharay, Raj Rakshit, Anwesha Khasnobish, Tapas Chakravarty, Deb Ghosh, Arpan Pal
Pulmonary ailments are conventionally diagnosed by spirometry. The complex forceful breathing maneuver as well as the extreme cost of spirometry renders it unsuitable in many situations. This work is aimed to facilitate an emerging direction of tidal breathing-based pulmonary evaluation by designing a novel, equitable, precise and portable device for acquisition and analysis of directional tidal breathing patterns, in real time. The proposed system primarily uses an in-house designed blow pipe, 40-kHz air-coupled ultrasound transreceivers, and a radio frequency (RF) phase-gain integrated circuit (IC)...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794143/differential-diagnosis-of-granulomatous-lung-disease-clues-and-pitfalls-number-4-in-the-series-pathology-for-the-clinician-edited-by-peter-dorfm%C3%A3-ller-and-alberto-cavazza
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Shinichiro Ohshimo, Josune Guzman, Ulrich Costabel, Francesco Bonella
Granulomatous lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders that have a wide spectrum of pathologies with variable clinical manifestations and outcomes. Precise clinical evaluation, laboratory testing, pulmonary function testing, radiological imaging including high-resolution computed tomography and often histopathological assessment contribute to make a confident diagnosis of granulomatous lung diseases. Differential diagnosis is challenging, and includes both infectious (mycobacteria and fungi) and noninfectious lung diseases (sarcoidosis, necrotising sarcoid granulomatosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hot tub lung, berylliosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, rheumatoid nodules, talc granulomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis and bronchocentric granulomatosis)...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
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Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791823/echocardiographic-characteristics-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-children-with-horizontally-transmitted-hiv
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Anca Meda Georgescu, Cosmin Moldovan, Janos Szederjesi, Dan Georgescu, Leonard Azamfirei
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of primitive pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) is estimated at approximately 0.5%, significantly higher than in the general population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the echocardiographic modifications in HIV-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 117 patients, aged under 16, with horizontally transmitted HIV staged according to the U...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790097/rare-combination-of-left-sided-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-omphalocele
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Yuet Yee Chee, Siu Chun Mabel Wong, Ming Sum Rosanna Wong
We reported a rare case of left-sided posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and omphalocele, which is not associated with chromosomal abnormalities or other syndromes. Omphalocele was detected antenatally (CDH was not detected in antenatal ultrasound). The patient suffered from respiratory failure secondary to severe pulmonary hypertension. As the combination of CDH and omphalocele is rare and with the abdominal content herniating into the omphalocele instead of the thorax, antenatal diagnosis of such condition can be difficult...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765130/the-child-s-perspective-on-discomfort-during-medical-research-procedures-a-descriptive-study
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Mira S Staphorst, Marc A Benninga, Margriet Bisschoff, Irma Bon, Jan J V Busschbach, Kay Diederen, Johannes B van Goudoever, Eric G Haarman, Joke A M Hunfeld, Vincent V W Jaddoe, Karin J M de Jong, Johan C de Jongste, Angelika Kindermann, Marsh Königs, Jaap Oosterlaan, Jan Passchier, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg, Liesbeth Reneman, Lissy de Ridder, Hyke G Tamminga, Henning W Tiemeier, Reinier Timman, Suzanne van de Vathorst
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of discomfort in paediatric research is scarcely evidence-based. In this study, we make a start in describing children's self-reported discomfort during common medical research procedures and compare this with discomfort during dental check-ups which can be considered as a reference level of a 'minimal discomfort' medical procedure. We exploratory study whether there are associations between age, anxiety-proneness, gender, medical condition, previous experiences and discomfort...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757299/the-incidence-of-subclinical-forms-of-urogenital-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Roman Zachoval, Petr Nencka, Martina Vasakova, Emilie Kopecka, Vladimir Borovička, Jiri Wallenfels, Pavel Cermak
The aim of our study was to determine whether patients with pulmonary tuberculosis may have subclinical forms of urogenital tuberculosis. Between 2011 and 2012, a prospective study was conducted. Basic demographic parameters were recorded and the following investigations were performed: direct bacilloscopy of sputum, evaluation of affected lung fields and presence of cavities on chest X-ray, Mantoux tuberculin skin test II, and interferon gamma release assay. Culture and molecular methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine were performed...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753246/outcome-of-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-lung-anomalies-in-the-north-of-england-a-review-of-228-cases-to-aid-in-prenatal-counselling
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Lesley Walker, Kelly Cohen, Judith Rankin, David Crabbe
OBJECTIVE: To describe data on congenital lung anomalies identified on antenatal ultrasound from two centres in the North of England. METHOD: This retrospective case series includes all cases notified to the Northern Congenital Abnormality Survey (NorCAS) from 1990 - 2010 and to Leeds Regional Fetal Medicine Unit (LFMU) 2000 - 2015. RESULTS: There were a total of 228 cases, 101 from NorCAS and 127 from LFMU. 85% were unilateral congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAMs), 2% bilateral CPAMs and 11% bronchopulmonary sequestrations...
July 28, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752536/multimodality-imaging-of-primary-ureteral-hemangiosarcoma-with-thoracic-metastasis-in-an-adult-dog
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Daniele Troiano, Micaela Zarelli
A 12-year-old spayed female standard Poodle was presented for investigation of severe hematuria. Abdominal ultrasound and thoracic and abdominal computed tomography identified severe hydronephrosis due to an obstructive ureteral mass with no evidence of metastasis. Histological examination after nephrectomy and ureterectomy confirmed an obstructive ureteral hemangiosarcoma. Forty days after surgery, the dog was presented with severe dyspnea. Survey radiographs of the thorax revealed a severe diffuse nodular interstitial pattern...
July 27, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745124/dysfunction-of-the-foetal-arterial-duct-results-in-a-wide-spectrum-of-cardiovascular-pathology
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Marc Gewillig, Stephen C Brown, Mieke Roggen, Benedicte Eyskens, Ruth Heying, Patrice Givron, Bjorn Cools, Luc de Catte
OBJECTIVE: Foetal ductal problems may have various cardiopulmonary consequences. This study aimed to identify the spectrum of ductus arteriosus (DA) dysfunction (closure, constriction, kinking, aneurysm and thrombosis) and the resultant clinical and echocardiographic presentation in foetuses and neonates. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a retrospective analysis of serial pre- and post-natal data of 27 cases of foetal ductal dysfunction diagnosed at a median gestational age of 33 weeks (range 20-39)...
July 26, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743779/treatment-of-pulmonary-embolism-with-argatroban-and-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-with-alteplase-in-a-patient-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Brittany T Bethea, John W Elliot, John B Richardson, Mustafa I Ahmed
PURPOSE: Successful ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) with low-dose alteplase and argatroban in a patient with bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is reported. SUMMARY: HIT is a life-threatening complication associated with a high risk of thromboembolism. Systemic anticoagulation for the treatment of thrombosis may not be sufficient in the presence of PE. Catheter-directed treatment may be indicated in patients with PE and associated right ventricular dysfunction...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740129/evaluation-of-high-resolution-ultrasound-as-a-tool-for-assessing-the-3d-volume-of-blood-clots-during-in-vitro-thrombolysis
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Laurent Auboire, Jean-Michel Escoffre, Damien Fouan, Jean-René Jacquet, Frédéric Ossant, Jean-Marc Grégoire, Ayache Bouakaz
Thrombosis is a major cause of several diseases, i.e. myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke and pulmonary embolism. Thrombolytic therapies are required to induce fast and efficient recanalization of occluded vessels. To evaluate the in vitro efficacy of these thrombolytic strategies, measuring clot dissolution is essential. This study aimed to evaluate and validate high resolution ultrasound as a tool to assess the exact volume of clots in 3D and in real time during in vitro thrombolytic drug testing. This new method was validated by measuring the effects of concentration range of recombinant tissue type plasminogen activator on a blood clot during complete occlusion or 70% stenosis of a vessel...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739753/application-of-ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-t3-or-t4-stage-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer
#17
Yunqiang Wang, Dajian Li, Ruihua Liu, Chuanliang Jia, Aihua Jiang, Yayun Lv, Shufen Xu, Hua Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Xicheng Song
AIM: To study the value of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of T3 or T4 stage laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer, which is difficult by routine methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen cases of T3 or T4 stage laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma with abnormal pharyngeal sensitivity, severe dyspnea, submucous cancer recurrence, cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction were reviewed retrospectively from October 2012 to October 2014 in the Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739469/acute-venous-iliofemoral-thrombosis-early-surgical-thrombectomy-is-effective-and-durable
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Stefan Ockert, Matthias von Allmen, Michaela Heidemann, Juliette Brusa, Jan Duwe, Robert Seelos
BACKGROUND: The first-line recommendation for treatment of acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (IFDVT) is catheter-directed or pharmaco-mechanical thrombolysis (CDT/PCDT). Recent analysis of surgical thrombectomy has shown comparable results. However this procedure is not commonly given as much importance as interventional techniques. We analyzed patient outcome of surgical thrombectomy using modern endovascular techniques in both the short and long term. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent surgical thrombectomy at our institution between April 2008 and April 2017 were included...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734084/thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-using-the-superficial-veins-of-the-upper-extremity
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Joseph Kusick, Judd Salamat, Kintur Sanghvi
This report describes a novel approach of accessing the superficial veins of the upper extremity for the treatment of pulmonary emboli (PE) with an ultrasound enhanced thrombolytic infusion catheter. In a patient suffering from saddle PE and impending right heart failure, separate basilic and cephalic venous access sites in the right arm were utilized to insert EKOS EndoWave Infusion Catheter (EKOS Corporation, Bothell, WA) insertion in each pulmonary artery (PA). This technique could be advantageous, particularly for patients at high risk for access site complications and those unable to lie supine for prolonged duration of infusion therapy...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730376/lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-fetal-intervention-based-on-prenatal-staging
#20
Rodrigo Ruano, Timothy Dunn, Michael C Braun, Joseph R Angelo, Adnan Safdar
The authors present an overview of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) in the fetus with a particular focus on the insult to the developing renal system. Diagnostic criteria along with the challenges in estimating long-term prognosis are reviewed. A proposed prenatal LUTO disease severity classification to guide management decisions with fetal intervention to maintain or salvage in utero and neonatal pulmonary and renal function is also discussed. Stage I LUTO (mild form) is characterized by normal amniotic fluid index after 18 weeks, normal kidney echogenicity, no renal cortical cysts, no evidence of renal dysplasia, and favorable urinary biochemistries when sampled between 18 and 30 weeks; prenatal surveillance is recommended...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
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