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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773479/emergency-department-diagnosis-of-septic-pulmonary-embolism-due-to-infectious-endocarditis-using-bedside-ultrasound
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Jason Arthur, Juvenal Havyarimana, Ashley Booth Norse
BACKGROUND: Septic pulmonary embolism (SPE) is a rare disorder caused by metastasis of infectious thrombi to the lungs. Most commonly, this occurs as a result of infectious endocarditis. This clinical entity may easily be confused for more common and less mortal diagnoses such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or pulmonary embolism. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old woman presented in respiratory distress with a complaint of cough productive of rusty sputum, shortness of breath, and pleuritic chest pain...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771696/the-future-of-anesthesia-for-interventional-radiology
#2
Annie Amin, Jason Scott Lane
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review novel procedures in interventional radiology and describe anesthetic implications. RECENT FINDINGS: Noninvasive treatment options for patients who are nonsurgical candidates are on the rise. The complication rate for patients receiving anesthesia in the interventional radiology suite is higher than other nonoperating room anesthetizing locations. The investigative use of catheter-directed thrombolysis for acute submassive pulmonary embolism will likely lead to an increased demand for anesthesia assistance...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750475/effects-of-losartan-and-allopurinol-on-cardiorespiratory-regulation-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Barbara J Morgan, Mihaela Teodorescu, David F Pegelow, Emily R Jackson, Devin L Schneider, David T Plante, James P Gapinski, Scott J Hetzel, John M Dopp
Chemoreflex sensitization produced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in rats is attenuated by angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1 R) blockade. AT1 R blockade and xanthine oxidase inhibition both ameliorate CIH-induced endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized treatment with losartan and allopurinol would reduce chemoreflex sensitivity and improve hypoxic vasodilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Eighty-six hypertensive patients with apnoea-hypopnoea index ≥25 events/hr and no other cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease were randomly assigned to receive allopurinol, losartan, or placebo for 6 weeks...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748585/humanizing-miniature-hearts-through-4-flow-cannulation-perfusion-decellularization-and-recellularization
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Duong T Nguyen, Matthew O'Hara, Cecilia Graneli, Ryan Hicks, Tasso Miliotis, Ann-Christin Nyström, Sara Hansson, Pia Davidsson, Li-Ming Gan, Maria Chiara Magnone, Magnus Althage, Sepideh Heydarkhan-Hagvall
Despite improvements in pre-clinical drug testing models, predictability of clinical outcomes continues to be inadequate and costly due to poor evidence of drug metabolism. Humanized miniature organs integrating decellularized rodent organs with tissue specific cells are translational models that can provide further physiological understanding and evidence. Here, we evaluated 4-Flow cannulated rat hearts as the fundamental humanized organ model for cardiovascular drug validation. Results show clearance of cellular components in all chambers in 4-Flow hearts with efficient perfusion into both coronary arteries and cardiac veins...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745451/electronic-cardiac-arrest-triage-score-best-predicts-mortality-after-intervention-in-patients-with-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Taishi Hirai, Steven Tate, Kathryn Dryer, Deshon Jones, Jonathan Rosenberg, Sandeep Nathan, Atman P Shah, Kyle Carey, Matthew Churpek, Dana Edelson, Janet Friant, Jonathan Paul, John E A Blair
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the cardiac arrest triage (CART) Score would better predict poor outcomes after pharmacomechanical therapy (PMT) for massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) than traditional risk scores BACKGROUND: PMT for massive and submassive PE allows for clot lysis with minimal doses of fibrinolytics. Although PMT results in improved right ventricular function, and reduced pulmonary pressures and thrombus burden, predictors of poor outcome are not well-studied. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent PMT for massive or submassive PE at a single institution from 2010 to 2016...
May 10, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745254/treatment-of-rat-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-with-sildenafil-and-ns-304-selexipag-s-active-compound-at-the-pseudoglandular-stage-improves-lung-vasculature
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Daphne S Mous, Heleen M Kool, Petra E Burgisser, Marjon J Buscop-van Kempen, Koji Nagata, Anne Boerema-de Munck, Joost van Rosmalen, Oleh Dzyubachyk, Rene Mh Wijnen, Dick Tibboel, Robbert J Rottier
Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) often suffer from severe pulmonary hypertension and the choice of current vasodilator therapy is mostly based on trial and error. Since pulmonary vascular abnormalities are already present early during development, we performed a study to modulate these pulmonary vascular changes at an early stage during gestation. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with nitrofen at day 9.5 of gestation (E9.5) to induce CDH in the offspring and subsequently the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor sildenafil and/or the novel prostaglandin-I receptor agonist selexipag (NS-304) were administered from E17...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743653/long-term-outcome-of-recoverable-stents-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-complicated-with-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis
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Yonghua Bi, Hongmei Chen, Penxu Ding, Jianzhuang Ren, Xinwei Han
This study aimed to present long-term results of a 12-year patient follow-up of recoverable stents for BCS complicated by inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis. Forty consecutive patients with BCS complicated by IVC thrombosis were treated with recoverable stents. The median duration of symptoms was 24 months. Recoverable stents was placed after predilation of the obstructed IVC, and then agitation thrombolysis or catheter-directed thrombolysis of IVC was performed. The recoverable stents was removed eventually after thrombus disappeared...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734231/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-routine-venous-doppler-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-at-admission-to-inpatient-rehabilitation
#8
Shanti M Pinto, Mohamed Yassin, Gary Galang
OBJECTIVE: 1. Identify whether timing of venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis is associated with differences in patient outcomes. 2. Perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of routine venous Doppler ultrasound at admission to inpatient rehabilitation (IPR), taking into account costs associated with prolonged IPR length of stay (LOS) and development of pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study of 2312 consecutive patient discharges from a single IPR facility over an 18-month period...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732588/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-pulmonary-lymphoma-a-small-pilot-study
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Corinna Trenker, Christian Wilhelm, Albrecht Neesse, Peter Rexin, Christian Görg
Here, we describe the appearance and pattern of pulmonary lymphoma on B-mode imaging and with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). From July 2009 to December 2015, 6 patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed lymphoma of the lung were examined by B-mode imaging, followed by CEUS. A retrospective analysis of the imaging data was performed with respect to the time to enhancement, pulmonary artery (PA) and bronchial artery, echogenicity (hypoechoic, isoechoic, or hyperechoic), and homogeneity (homogeneous or inhomogeneous) of the contrast enhancement...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730050/hemodynamic-assessment-of-the-patent-ductus-arteriosus-beyond-ultrasound
#10
REVIEW
M Kluckow, P Lemmers
Assessment and management of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants remains problematic. The more immature the infant, the more likely a PDA is to be present, due to lower spontaneous PDA closure rates. Clinicians now recognize that not all PDAs require treatment and that selection of the group of infants with a more hemodynamically relevant PDA, often manifesting as an increasing systemic-to-pulmonary shunt, is increasingly important. Ultrasound is the mainstay of diagnosis and physiological assessment of the PDA; however, there are other methodologies used to assess hemodynamic importance of the PDA...
April 27, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722288/ultrasound-guided-central-venous-tip-confirmation-via-right-external-jugular-vein-using-a-right-supraclavicular-fossa-view
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Mariko Kosaka, Yoshimasa Oyama, Tetsuya Uchino, Yojiro Ogihara, Hironori Koga, Chihiro Shingu, Shigekiyo Matsumoto, Takaaki Kitano
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound-guided central venous catheter tip confirmation has a potential to precisely locate the central venous catheter, preventing its misplacement, using real-time guidance. This observational study sought to determine the accuracy of central venous catheter tip positioning via the external jugular vein via a supraclavicular fossa view under ultrasound guidance. METHODS: In total, 77 patients scheduled for central venous catheter insertion via the right external jugular vein were enrolled...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720002/early-prenatal-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-congenital-thoracic-malformations
#12
Lea Bentur, Michal Gur, Mordechai Pollak, Kamal Masarweh, Ido Solt, Moshe Bronshtein
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and describe the spectrum and rate of congenital thoracic malformations (CTMs) diagnosed by early prenatal sonography (gestational age (GA) less than 16 weeks). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of prenatal ultrasound screening tests in a community-based clinic. RESULTS: In 2001-2017, 31 261 prenatal ultrasound tests detected 31 CTMs at a gestational age of 15.2 (range, 11.6-16.0) weeks. The most common malformation was congenital pleural effusion (CPE) (15 fetuses, 0...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718851/ultrasound-b-lines-in-the-evaluation-of-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-cut-off-point-definition-for-the-presence-of-significant-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Marika Tardella, Marco Di Carlo, Marina Carotti, Emilio Filippucci, Walter Grassi, Fausto Salaffi
The aim of this study was to establish the cut-off point of ultrasound (US) B-lines number for detecting the presence of significant interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) (SSc-ILD) in relation to high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings.Consecutive SSc-ILD patients underwent chest HRCT, lung US (LUS), pulmonary function test, and clinical assessment. Exclusion criteria were represented by the presence of a coexisting congestive heart failure and a clinical history suggestive of lung or pleural diseases...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715700/lung-ultrasound-findings-in-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation
#14
Nadya Yousef, Mostafa Mokhtari, Philippe Durand, Francesco Raimondi, Fiorella Migliaro, Alexandra Letourneau, Pierre Tissières, Daniele De Luca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:  Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a group of rare congenital malformations of the lung and airways. Lung ultrasound (LU) is increasingly used to diagnose neonatal respiratory diseases since it is quick, easy to learn, and radiation-free, but no formal data exist for congenital lung malformations. We aimed to describe LU findings in CPAM neonates needing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and to compare them with a control population...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715164/early-versus-delayed-use-of-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-patients-with-acute-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#15
Sushruth Edla, Howard Rosman, Saroj Neupane, Andrew Boshara, Susan Szpunar, Edouard Daher, David Rodriguez, Thomas LaLonde, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Rajendra H Mehta, Antonious Attallah
OBJECTIVES: The effect of early vs delayed use of ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) on invasive hemodynamics and in-hospital outcomes in patients with acute submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) is not well known. METHODS: We evaluated 41 patients with submassive PE to study the association of early USAT (≤24 hours; n = 21) vs delayed USAT (>24 hours; n = 20) with change in invasive hemodynamic measures from pre USAT to post USAT. RESULTS: Significantly greater improvement was observed in the early USAT group compared to the delayed group for median cardiac index (0...
May 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709051/thoracic-ultrasound-for-the-detection-of-rib-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Ioannis Tomos, Nikos Tziolos, Thomas Raptakis, Dimitra Kavatha
Transthoracic ultrasound has lately emerged as a useful diagnostic tool for respiratory physicians in the diagnosis of diverse pulmonary diseases, usually including pleural effusion and pneumothorax. However, the use of chest ultrasound may be also critical in the evaluation of chest wall diseases. Therefore, we present an interesting case of a patient with metastases of lung cancer to the rib, detected during the chest wall ultrasound examination. By representing a non-invasive, surface-imaging technique with several advantages, chest ultrasound may evolve to a valid, bed-side diagnostic tool for the diagnosis and follow up of lung cancer with metastases in the chest wall...
2018: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708541/deep-vein-thrombosis-induced-by-stasis-in-mice-monitored-by-high-frequency-ultrasonography
#17
Ryan N Rys, Mark D Blostein, Catherine A Lemarié
Venous thrombosis is a common condition affecting 1 - 2% of the population, with an annual incidence of 1 in 500. Venous thrombosis can lead to death through pulmonary embolism or results in the post-thrombotic syndrome, characterized by chronic leg pain, swelling, and ulceration, or in chronic pulmonary hypertension resulting in significant chronic respiratory compromise. This is the most common cardiovascular disease after myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke and is a clinical challenge for all medical disciplines, as it can complicate the course of other disorders such as cancer, systemic disease, surgery, and major trauma...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706344/endovascular-removal-of-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filter-fragments-5-year-registry-data-with-prospective-outcomes-on-retained-fragments
#18
Andrew J Kesselman, Nam Sao Hoang, Alexander Y Sheu, William T Kuo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of attempted percutaneous filter fragment removal during retrieval of fractured inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and to report outcomes associated with retained filter fragments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 5-year period, 82 consecutive patients presenting with a fractured IVC filter were prospectively enrolled into an institutional review board-approved registry. There were 27 men and 55 women (mean, 47 y; range, 19-85 y)...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705678/an-interesting-case-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-presenting-as-cholangiocarcinoma
#19
Mehrdad Karimi, Adnan Tizmaghz, Ghazaal Shabestanipour
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a reactive or inflammatory state mostly affecting the pulmonary system and commonly occurs in children and young adults. IMT presentation in the hepatic duct bifurcation is very rare and has sporadically been reported before. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 12-year-old girl presented with jaundice, pruritus which had begun 5 weeks previously. Ultrasound revealed intrahepatic biliary ductal dilation and an isoechoic 25*30 mm lesion at or near the confluence of the right and left hepatic ducts that were suggestive of a hilar cholangiocarcinoma...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703223/comparison-of-exercise-intensity-during-four-early-rehabilitation-techniques-in-sedated-and-ventilated-patients-in-icu-a-randomised-cross-over-trial
#20
Clément Medrinal, Yann Combret, Guillaume Prieur, Aurora Robledo Quesada, Tristan Bonnevie, Francis Edouard Gravier, Elise Dupuis Lozeron, Eric Frenoy, Olivier Contal, Bouchra Lamia
BACKGROUND: In the ICU, out-of-bed rehabilitation is often delayed and in-bed exercises are generally low-intensity. Since the majority of rehabilitation is carried out in bed, it is essential to carry out the exercises that have the highest intensity. The aim of this study was to compare the physiological effects of four common types of bed exercise in intubated, sedated patients confined to bed in the ICU, in order to determine which was the most intensive. METHODS: A randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial was carried out to evaluate the effects of four bed exercises (passive range of movements (PROM), passive cycle-ergometry, quadriceps electrical stimulation and functional electrical stimulation (FES) cycling) on cardiac output...
April 27, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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