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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633709/primary-pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-145-cases-in-mainland-china
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M Zhang, X-Y Zhang, Y-B Chen
OBJECTIVE: To improve our understanding of pulmonary actinomycosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 145 cases in mainland China was conducted. RESULTS: The male:female ratio was 2.7:1. Mean age at diagnosis was 48 years (± 12). Main symptoms were cough (87.6%), expectoration (40%), blood-stained sputum (37.2%), fever (26.9%), chest pain (24.8%) and haemoptysis (16.6%). Eighty-eight (60.7%) patients had no underlying disease. Only five patients received a correct initial diagnosis; 60 patients were misdiagnosed with lung cancer, followed by pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and lung abscess...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633262/intratracheal-thyroid-a-different-approach
#2
Marco Rispoli, Rosario Salvi, Giuseppe La Cerra, Carlo Antonio Leone, Ambra Nicolai, Moana Rossella Nespoli, Antonio Corcione, Salvatore Buono
During embryonic development, the abnormal migration of thyroid tissue may cause ectopic localization of the gland in the intralaryngotracheal space. This case report describes the management of a young patient with a recent diagnosis of asthma. During bronchoscopy, a large mass occupying the tracheal lumen was discovered. After tracheotomy to protect the airway, an incisional biopsy was performed and revealed an intratracheal ectopic thyroid. The deep incisions through the tracheotomy to the base of the lesion allowed colloidal content to leak out of the mass until complete resolution of airway obstruction...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631658/a-case-of-aspergillus-tracheobronchitis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#3
Ming-Li Yuan, Gang Yang, Hong-Ling Hu, Wen Yin, Wei-Jun Tan, Su Zhao
Aspergillus tracheobronchitis (AT) is a unique form of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, which is commonly found in patients with impaired immunity. Early-stage AT presents in a nonspecific way, both clinically and radiographically, thereby delaying diagnosis and resulting in a high mortality. Owing to impaired mucociliary clearance, previous nonfungal infections, and administration of corticosteroids, among other aspects, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are predisposed to AT, although they are mostly immunocompetent...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629919/comparing-pulmonary-nodule-location-during-electromagnetic-bronchoscopy-with-predicted-location-based-on-two-virtual-airway-maps-at-different-phases-of-respiration
#4
Brian S Furukawa, Nicholas J Pastis, Nichole T Tanner, Alexander Chen, Gerard A Silvestri
BACKGROUND: Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) is guided-bronchoscopy to pulmonary nodules (PN) which relies on a pre-procedural chest CT to create a 3-dimensional (3-D) virtual airway map. The CT is traditionally done at a full inspiratory breath hold (INSP) but the procedure is performed while the patient tidal breaths, where lung volumes are closer to functional residual capacity. Movement of a PN from INSP to expiration (EXP) has been shown to average 17.6 mm. Therefore, the hypothesis of this study is that pre-procedural virtual maps built off a CT closer to physiological lung volumes during bronchoscopy may better represent the actual 3-D location of a PN...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628143/-prevalence-of-reduced-visual-acuity-among-chinese-han-students-in-2014
#5
Y Song, P J Hu, Y H Dong, B Zhang, J Ma
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence of reduced visual acuity (VA) and to examine the association between reduced visual acuity and influencing factors among Chinese Han students, so as to provide bases for the prevention and treatment of reduced visual acuity. METHODS: Subjects were from 2014 Chinese National Surveys on Students' Constitution and Health (CNSSCH). In this survey, 261 832 Han students aged 7-22 years participated. Unaided distance VA was measured using a retro-illuminated lgMAR chart with tumbling-E optotypes...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627978/scarf-pin-related-hijab-syndrome-a-new-name-for-an-unusual-type-of-foreign-body-aspiration
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Aram Baram, Fahmi H Kakamad, Delan Ahmed Bakir
Background Foreign body aspiration refers to the inhalation of an object into the respiratory system and is a serious and potentially fatal event. A distinct group of patients has recently been recognized among Muslim nations. These patients include women who wear headscarves and place the safety pin in their mouth prior to securing the veils, leading to accidental foreign body aspiration. The aim of this study was to analyze the main presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of patients with scarf pin aspiration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625277/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hemoptysis
#7
Harald Ittrich, Maximilian Bockhorn, Hans Klose, Marcel Simon
BACKGROUND: Hemoptysis, i.e., the expectoration of blood from the lower airways, has an annual incidence of approximately 0.1% in ambulatory patients and 0.2% in inpatients. It is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency and carries a high mortality. METHODS: This review article is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. RESULTS: Hemoptysis can be a sign of many different diseases. Its cause remains unknown in about half of all cases...
June 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623556/characteristics-and-clinical-role-of-bronchoscopy-in-diagnosis-of-childhood-endobronchial-tuberculosis
#8
An-Xia Jiao, Lin Sun, Fang Liu, Xiao-Chun Rao, Yu-Yan Ma, Xi-Cheng Liu, Chen Shen, Bao-Ping Xu, A-Dong Shen, Kun-Ling Shen
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is the most frequent complication of primary pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in children. The aim of the study was to analyze characteristics and clinical role of bronchoscopy in diagnosis of childhood EBTB. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive study was undertaken in 157 children with EBTB undergone fl exible bronchoscopy (FB) between January 2006 and June 2014. RESULTS: The median age of the enrolled patients was 3...
June 15, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623539/pneumothorax-after-transbronchial-biopsy-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-lessons-from-the-multicenter-comet-trial
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Jonathan A Galli, Nicholas L Panetta, Nathaniel Gaeckle, Fernando J Martinez, Bethany Moore, Thomas Moore, Anthony Courey, Kevin Flaherty, Gerard J Criner
PURPOSE: Some patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease (ILD) undergo bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy (TBB) as part of their diagnostic evaluation. It is unclear what the incidence and risk factors for pneumothorax (PTX) following TBB are in this patient population. METHODS: Ninety-seven subjects with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent a research bronchoscopy with TBB as part of the multicenter correlating outcomes with biochemical markers to estimate time-progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (COMET) trial were retrospectively reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623537/durability-of-silicone-airway-stents-in-the-management-of-benign-central-airway-obstruction
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Justin M Karush, Christopher W Seder, Anish Raman, Gary W Chmielewski, Michael J Liptay, William H Warren, Andrew T Arndt
PURPOSE: The literature is devoid of a comprehensive analysis of silicone airway stenting for benign central airway obstruction (BCAO). With the largest series in the literature to date, we aim to demonstrate the safety profile, pattern of re-intervention, and duration of silicone airway stents. METHODS: An institutional database was used to identify patients with BCAO who underwent rigid bronchoscopy with dilation and silicone stent placement between 2002 and 2015 at Rush University Medical Center...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622012/tracheobronchomalacia-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-in-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Erik B Hysinger, Nicholas L Friedman, Michael A Padula, Russell T Shinohara, Huayan Zhang, Howard B Panitch, Steven M Kawut
RATIONALE: Tracheobronchomalacia is a common comorbidity in neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. However, the effect of tracheobronchomalacia on the clinical course of bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not well-understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the impact of tracheobronchomalacia on outcomes in neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia in a large, multi-center cohort. METHODS: We preformed a cohort study of 974 neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia admitted to 27 neonatal intensive care units participating in the Children's Hospital Neonatal Database who had undergone bronchoscopy...
June 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619543/circumferential-three-dimensional-printed-tracheal-grafts-research-model-feasibility-and-early-results
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Faiz Y Bhora, Erik E Lewis, Sadiq S Rehmani, Adil Ayub, Wissam Raad, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Robert S Lebovics
BACKGROUND: Methods for tracheal graft research have presented persistent challenges to investigators, and three-dimensional (3D)-printed biosynthetic grafts offer one potential development platform. We aimed to develop an efficient research platform for customizable circumferential 3D-printed tracheal grafts and evaluate feasibility and early structural integrity with a large-animal model. METHODS: Virtual 3D models of porcine subject tracheas were generated using preoperative computed tomography scans...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618894/pneumonic-tularaemia-experience-of-58-cases-from-2000-to-2012-in-northern-finland
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Sara A Väyrynen, Elina Saarela, Janne Henry, Sini Lahti, Terttu Harju, Heikki Kauma
BACKGROUND: Pneumonic tularaemia is less common clinical form of tularaemia compared with the ulceroglandular form, with only a limited number of case reports and case series in Europe. In Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia is an endemic area of tularaemia with occasional seasonal outbreaks. METHODS: In our study, a consecutive series of 58 pneumonic tularaemia cases diagnosed and treated in Oulu University Hospital in 2000-2012 were retrospectively analysed in terms of epidemiology, clinical course, and prognosis...
June 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616901/-the-methods-and-clinical-significance-of-early-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Wei-Min Li, Shuang Zhao, Lun-Xu Liu
Lung cancer is the leading contributor to morbidity and mortality from cancer worldwide, with its 5-year overall survival being only about 15.6%. Due to the lack of specific early screening methods for lung cancer, about 75% patients are diagnosed late. Therefore, it remains the big challenge for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. We need to pay more attention to the screening of lung cancer, and more precise assessment and management to the pulmonary nodules screened out. Further study on liquid biopsy, optimization of new fiberoptic bronchoscopy and the sampling methods to harvest small volume of lung tissue, could be helpful to improve the early diagnosis of lung cancer...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614224/a-case-report-of-local-treatment-of-inoperable-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma-with-convex-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-intratumoral-injection-of-cisplatin-in-a-patient-with-severe-copd
#15
Xiaochen Li, Xiansheng Liu, Xiaoling Rao, Jianping Zhao, Yongjian Xu, Min Xie
RATIONALE: Endobronchial ultrasound as a powerful diagnostic technology can also be used to perform intratumoral chemotherapy for extraluminal tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 69-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented with worsening dyspnea. A pulmonary function test showed severe airway obstruction and that forced expiratory volume in 1 s was 43% of the predicted value after a bronchodilator. DIAGNOSES: A bronchoscopy and histopathological analyses revealed a squamous cell carcinoma mostly located outside of the lumen with central airway obstruction...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610612/deeper-wedge-resection-and-parenchymal-sparing-bronchoplasty-of-the-secondary-carina-an-alternative-surgical-technique-for-removal-of-tumor-located-at-the-orifice-of-upper-lobar-bronchus
#16
An Wang, Xiaofeng Chen, Dayu Huang, Shaohua Wang
BACKGROUND: Sleeve resection and reconstruction of the bronchial corner between the upper lobar bronchus and the intermediate bronchus is technique demanding. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old Chinese man suffered from recurrence of low-grade malignant mucoepidermoid carcinoma located at the orifice of upper lobar bronchus with invasion to the main bronchus nearly 1 year after he had undergone an incomplete bronchoscopic resection. With detailed preoperative and intraoperative evaluation by computed tomography and bronchoscopy, a deeper wedge resection and bronchoplasty of the secondary carina was performed...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606745/the-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-disease-diagnosed-by-bronchial-lavage-culture-compared-to-those-diagnosed-by-sputum-culture
#17
Koichi Maekawa, Megumi Naka, Saki Shuto, Yuka Harada, Yumiko Ikegami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The utility of bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) disease has been reported; however, which patients require bronchoscopy remains unclear. Our objective was to identify the characteristics of the patients in whom bronchoscopy is needed for the diagnosis of MAC disease. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with pulmonary MAC disease were divided into two groups according to established diagnostic criteria: 39 patients were diagnosed by sputum culture and 15 patients were diagnosed by bronchial lavage culture...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605441/aortopexy-offers-surgical-options-for-a-variety-of-pathological-tracheal-conditions-in-paediatric-patients
#18
Anna Gruszka, Joerg S Sachweh, Heike Schnoering, Klaus Tenbrock, Eberhard G Muehler, Michael Laschat, Jaime F Vazquez-Jimenez
OBJECTIVES: Aortopexy is widely used; however, many surgeons still regard it with suspicion. To date, there are only a few large series and minimal long-term data. Against this background, our goal was to report our experience, particularly with regard to the recent expansion of indications and modification of diagnostic routine and surgical strategy. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2012, 53 patients (mean age: 1.1 years; 5 weeks-10.2 years) were operated on. Tracheomalacia after the operation for oesophageal atresia was the main indication for aortopexy (74%), followed by tracheal compression by the innominate artery (17%) and other selected indications (9%)...
June 9, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604316/when-students-become-patients-tb-disease-among-medical-undergraduates-in-cape-town-south-africa
#19
Helene-Mari Van der Westhuizen, Angela Dramowski
BACKGROUND: Medical students acquire latent tuberculosis (TB) infection at a rate of 23 cases/100 person-years. The frequency and impact of occupational TB disease in this population are unknown. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed via email and social media to current medical students and recently graduated doctors (2010 - 2015) at two medical schools in Cape Town. Individuals who had developed TB disease as undergraduate students were eligible to participate...
May 24, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603907/a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-low-cost-3d-printed-bronchoscopy-simulator
#20
T H Pedersen, J Gysin, A Wegmann, M Osswald, S R Ott, L Theiler, R Greif
Low-fidelity, simulation-based psychomotor skills training is a valuable first step in the educational approach to mastering complex procedural skills. We developed a cost-effective bronchial tree simulator based on a human thorax computed tomography scan using rapid-prototyping (3D-print) technology. This randomised, single-blind study evaluated how realistic our 3D-printed simulator would mimic human anatomy compared with commercially available bronchial tree simulators (Laerdal(®) Airway Management Trainer with Bronchial Tree and AirSim Advance Bronchi, Stavanger, Norway)...
June 12, 2017: Anaesthesia
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