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Marco Centola, Diego Salerno-Uriarte, Laura Toffetti, Stefano Lucreziotti, Carlo Sponzilli, Andrea Moneta, Francesco Donatelli, Stefano Carugo
: The case presented describes a very rare cause of 'needle-like' chest pain in a 52-year-old Egyptian man. A sharp 38-mm long needle was detected in the lateral wall of the right ventricle by means of cardiac computed tomography scan. After heart team discussion, the patient underwent minimally invasive cardiac surgery intervention. The needle was successfully removed though left minithoracotomy, and the patient was discharged home on the 5th day. The diagnosis of intracardiac foreign bodies may be challenging...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028157/transthoracic-catheter-drainage-for-large-symptomatic-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation
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Seong Hee Oh, Chae Young Kim, Byong Sop Lee, Dong Kwan Kim, Ellen Ai-Rhan Kim, Ki-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of large symptomatic congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) in newborns has high risks of mortality and postoperative morbidity. This study aimed to report the clinical outcomes of newborns who underwent percutaneous transthoracic catheter drainage (PTCD) of large symptomatic CPAM before surgical resection. METHODS: This was a retrospective, descriptive study based on review of the medical records of newborn infants who required surgical resection of large symptomatic CPAM at a single tertiary hospital from 2001 to 2017...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026365/incidental-finding-of-bronchopulmonary-sequestration-in-a-64-year-old-female
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Pichapong Tunsupon, Ayesha Arshad, Sumit Patel, M Jeffery Mador
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a congenital abnormality of the primitive foregut. In adults, the typical age at presentation is 20-25 years. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old female was referred for evaluation of an 8 × 6-cm right lower lobe cystic lesion. Her medical history was significant for recurrent right lower lobe pneumonia requiring multiple hospitalizations. Her physical examination was significant for crackles at the right lung base. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest with contrast showed cystic changes with thickened septation of the medial segment of the right lower lobe lacking distinct visceral pleura and with arterial supply from the anomalous branch of the thoracic aorta arising near the celiac trunk...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023149/benign-posttraumatic-pseudopneumoperitoneum
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Stephen S Currin, Cameron D A Simmers, Gregory P Tarr, Gregory J Harkness, S Ali Mirjalili
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively determine the anatomic distribution of chest wall ectopic gas resembling pneumoperitoneum (i.e., pseudopneumoperitoneum) and its relationship with trauma mechanisms and clinical outcomes using CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Investigators from two separate trauma referral centers screened 492 chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT examinations of patients who had sustained any form of trauma between 2010 and 2015. After excluding 186 patients with recognized causes of ectopic gas, 306 patients (211 men and 95 women; mean age, 44...
October 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023143/changes-of-emphysema-parameters-over-the-respiratory-cycle-during-free-breathing-preliminary-results-using-respiratory-gated-4d-ct
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Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Sebastian Ley, Jürgen Mews, Oliver Weinheimer, Sonja Kandel, Patrik Rogalla
The purpose of this research was to evaluate respiratory gated CT of the lung in patients with COPD for analysis of parenchymal characteristics who were potential candidates for volume reduction surgery. Eleven patients with clinically known emphysematous disease underwent a respiratory gated, free-breathing 64-multislice-CT (Aquilion 64, Toshiba). Retrospective image reconstruction was performed similar to cardiac CT at every 10% of the respiratory loop, resulting in 10 complete volumetric datasets at 10 equidistant time points...
October 12, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016551/pectoral-fascial-pecs-i-and-ii-blocks-as-rescue-analgesia-in-a-patient-undergoing-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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Suraj Yalamuri, Rebecca Y Klinger, W Michael Bullock, Donald D Glower, Brandi A Bottiger, Jeffrey C Gadsden
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery have the potential for significant pain from the thoracotomy site. We report the successful use of pectoral nerve block types I and II (Pecs I and II) as rescue analgesia in a patient undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair. CASE REPORT: In this case, a 78-year-old man, with no history of chronic pain, underwent mitral valve repair via right anterior thoracotomy for severe mitral regurgitation...
October 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994682/successful-surgical-osteoplasty-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-with-concomitant-mitral-valve-replacement-and-tricuspid-annuloplasty
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Abhinav Singh Chauhan, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Suruchi Hasija, Priya Jagia, Pradeep Ramakrishnan
A 50-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis, and critical isolated left main ostial stenosis was successfully treated by mitral valve replacement, tricuspid annuloplasty, and surgery of left main osteoplasty and is reported for its rarity. Notable clinical findings included an intermittently irregular pulse, blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg, cardiomegaly, a diastolic precordial thrill, a mid-diastolic murmur without presystolic accentuation that was loudest at the mitral area. Chest radiograph revealed cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio of 0...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993433/management-of-thromboembolism-in-transit-with-pulmonary-embolism
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V S Ellensen, S Saeed, T Geisner, R Haaverstad
We present a rare complication of deep venous thrombosis with pulmonary embolism that threatened the patient with systemic embolization. A 36-year-old female was referred to the hospital after five days of progressive shortness of breath and chest pain. Preceding onset of symptoms she had undergone surgery leading to reduced physical activity and had just returned from vacation by a long flight. Investigations with transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a thromboembolism-in-transit across a patent foramen ovale...
October 9, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991941/fever-rash-and-leukopenia-in-a-32-year-old-man-%C3%A2-dx
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Robert Gauer, Collin Hu, Lindsey Beaman
A 32-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with fever, chills, malaise, leukopenia, and a rash. About 3 weeks earlier, he'd had oral maxillofacial surgery and started a 10-day course of prophylactic amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. Fifteen days after the surgery, he developed a fever (temperature, 103° F), chills, arthralgia, myalgia, cough, diarrhea, and malaise. He was seen by his physician, who obtained a chest x-ray showing a lingular infiltrate. The physician diagnosed influenza and pneumonia in this patient, and prescribed oseltamivir, azithromycin, and an additional course of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid...
October 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991774/giant-mediastinal-thymic-cyst
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Goran Kondov, Borislav Kondov, Marija Jovanovska Srceva, Goge Damjanovski, Imran Ferati, Ivan Karapetrov, Irena Kondova Topuzovska, Nikolina Tanevska, Anita Kokareva
The authors present a rare case of giant mediastinal cyst which arises from the thymus gland, and goes down in both pleural spaces, especially in the right chest cavity where a dominant part of the cyst was present. The cyst was full with 2.5 liters of transparent fluid, and compressed surrounding structures - heart and both lungs, especially the right one which was partially collapsed. The patient was a 52 years old woman, without any clinical symptoms. Accidentally, on the screened chest X-ray a shading in the distal third of the right chest was detected...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990890/effect-of-reduction-mammoplasty-on-the-pulmonary-function-tests
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Erhan Uğurlu, Adem Topkara, Adem Özkan, Ramazan Hakan Özcan, İlknur Can, Göksel Altınışık
Introduction: Bilateral breast reduction surgery is the surgical treatment of bilateral breast hypertrophy. This is one of the most common breast surgery requested by women, and performed by plastic surgeons. The reasons that patients want this surgery are to re-size sagging breasts aesthetically, and to get rid of somatic symptoms such as shoulder, chest, back, and neck pain. We believe that the objective positive effects of breast reduction surgery exist beside aesthetic. In our study, our aim is to elicit positive effects of surgery on lungs, if there are, by making pulmonary function test and carbon monoxide diffusion test before surgery and after 6 months of surgery...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990888/-lung-carcinoma-patients-aged-eighty-years-over-and-prognostic-factors-affecting-survival
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Umut Sabri Kasapoğlu, Sinem Güngör, Sibel Arınç, Murat Yalçınsoy, Aysun Mısırlıoğlu, Özlem Makbule Akbay
Introduction: Almost 50% of all cancers and 70% of cancer deaths occur in cases aged 65 years and more. Thus diagnosis, treatment and follow up in old cases gain importance. Since there a limited number of study that show age-mortality relation in lung cancer cases aged 80 years and over, issues may arise in diagnosis and treatment process of these cases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate general characteristics of lung cancer cases aged 80 years or over and factors that affect survey...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988707/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-years-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Fahed Darmoch, Homam Moussa Pacha, Prathyusha Pagadala, M Chadi Alraies
Aortic pseudoaneurysm (PSA) formation post aortic valve replacement is one of the rare and devastating complications if left untreated. Aortic PSA can occur few weeks or month after surgery. The spectrum of symptoms varies from dyspnea, wide pulse pressure, and chest pain. However, in rare cases, aortic root PSA could be asymptomatic. Aortic PSA mortality could be as high as 70%, if left untreated. Therefore, High clinical suspicion and prompt surgical intervention is imperative. In this case, the patient presented with dyspnea years after Bentall procedure, and imaging studies revealed para-aortic PSA that was treated surgically...
July 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988020/management-of-mediastinal-parathyroid-adenoma-via-minimally-invasive-thoracoscopic-surgery-case-report
#14
Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Hina Inam, Farida Karim Chagan, Usama Khalid Choudry
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of chronic hypercalcemia is primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). However, owing to the diverse presentation of hypercalcemia, the diagnosis often goes unnoticed culminating as a continuum of recurrence of symptoms. Nephrolithiasis, decreased bone mineral density and peptic ulcer disease are the main clinical sequelae. Among the causes of PHPT 80% are caused by parathyroid adenomas (PA). However, only rarely, these adenomas are found ectopically. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 66-year-old female with a history of recurrent renal stones and peptic ulcer disease...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986056/fibrinogen-levels-compensation-of-thrombocytopenia-induced-bleeding-following-cardiac-surgery
#15
Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova, Matteo Ranucci, Simona Silvetti
BACKGROUND: After cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) thrombocytopenia is a relatively common pattern which may trigger postoperative bleeding. The purpose of this study is to verify if the endogenous fibrinogen levels are independent determinants of chest drain blood loss and need for allogeneic blood products transfusions in a clinical model of post-CPB thrombocytopenia. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on 445 consecutive patients having a platelet count <100×1000cells/μL after CPB...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985692/comprehensive-blood-conservation-program-in-a-new-congenital-cardiac-surgical-program-allows-bloodless-surgery-for-the-jehovah-witness-and-a-reduction-for-all-patients
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Vincent Olshove, Nicole Berndsen, Veena Sivarajan, Pooja Nawathe, Alistair Phillips
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery on Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) can be challenging, given the desire to avoid blood products. Establishment of a blood conservation program involving the pre-, intra- and post-operative stages for all patients may lead to a minimized need for blood transfusion in all patients. METHODS: Pre-operatively, all JW patients were treated with high dose erythropoietin 500 IU/kg twice a week. JW patients were compared to matching non-JW patients from the congenital cardiac database, two per JW to serve as control...
October 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984813/dual-isotope-subtraction-spect-ct-in-parathyroid-localization
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Anna-May Woods, Alison A Bolster, Sai Han, Fat-Wui Poon, David Colville, John Shand, James B Neilly
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of locating parathyroid adenomas using dual-Isotope subtraction single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) in comparison with clinical follow-up and pathology findings from surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of dual-isotope subtraction SPECT-CT was carried out on 224 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. All the patients were injected with 20 MBq of iodine-123-iodide, followed 20 min later by 900 MBq of technetium-99m-sestamibi...
October 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983853/the-effect-of-pericardial-incision-on-right-ventricular-systolic-function-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Charles J Bitcon, Claude Tousignant
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic longitudinal markers of right ventricular (RV) systolic function are commonly depressed after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) despite an uncomplicated course and good clinical recovery. The exact timing and cause of these changes is unknown. The aim of this observational study was to monitor echocardiographic markers of RV systolic function intraoperatively during CABG. We used angle-independent speckle tracking to measure the primary endpoints of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and tricuspid annular systolic velocity (S') before and after pericardiotomy...
October 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982835/feasibility-of-using-administrative-data-for-identifying-medical-reasons-to-delay-hip-fracture-surgery-a-canadian-database-study
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Pierre Guy, Katie J Sheehan, Suzanne N Morin, James Waddell, Michael Dunbar, Edward Harvey, Susan Sirett, Boris Sobolev, Lisa Kuramoto, Michael Tang
PURPOSE: Failure to account for medically necessary delays may lead to an underestimation of early surgery benefits. This study investigated the feasibility of using administrative data to identify the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 124 guideline list of conditions that appropriately delay hip fracture surgery. METHODS: We assembled a list of diagnosis and procedure codes to reflect the NICE 124 conditions. The list was reviewed and updated by an advanced clinical coder...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982516/robotic-assisted-thoracoscopic-transdiaphragmatic-adrenalectomy-ratta-for-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Christopher M Russell, Simpa S Salami, Amir H Lebastchi, Kiran H Lagisetty, Rohit Mehra, Khaled S Hafez, Rishindra M Reddy, Alon Z Weizer
OBJECTIVE: Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic transdiaphragmatic adrenalectomy (RATTA) represents a novel surgical approach for the management of adrenal pathology in patients with a history of extensive transperitoneal or retroperitoneal procedures. METHODS: Here we report the first described case of RATTA in a 56-year-old woman with metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the left adrenal gland and right lung. With the assistance of cardiothoracic surgery, this patient underwent robotic-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary wedge resection and RATTA...
July 2017: Urology
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