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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682792/rapid-assessment-of-pulmonary-gas-transport-with-hyperpolarized-129xe-mri-using-a-3d-radial-double-golden-means-acquisition-with-variable-flip-angles
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Kai Ruppert, Faraz Amzajerdian, Hooman Hamedani, Yi Xin, Luis Loza, Tahmina Achekzai, Ian F Duncan, Harrilla Profka, Sarmad Siddiqui, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Maurizio F Cereda, Stephen Kadlecek, Rahim R Rizi
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of using a 3D radial double golden-means acquisition with variable flip angles to monitor pulmonary gas transport in a single breath hold with hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI. METHODS: Hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI scans with interleaved gas-phase and dissolved-phase excitations were performed using a 3D radial double golden-means acquisition in mechanically ventilated rabbits. The flip angle was either held fixed at 15 ° or 5 °, or it was varied linearly in ascending or descending order between 5 ° and 15 ° over a sampling interval of 1000 spokes...
April 22, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664358/tailored-management-of-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-era-of-the-8th-edition-of-the-tnm-classification-for-lung-cancer
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Michael R Mueller
Stage IIIA is a very heterogeneous group encompassing locally advanced disease with T3 and T4 tumors without any nodal involvement and very small T1a primary tumors with unilateral mediastinal lymphatic disease. Tailored management defines interdisciplinary management requiring board decisions, which can sometimes be difficult particularly in stage IIIa non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lobectomy still is standard of care even for stage I NSCLC, which increasingly is implemented using minimally invasive surgical technique...
March 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659198/in-silico-modeling-of-oxygen-enhanced-mri-of-specific-ventilation
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Wendy Kang, Merryn H Tawhai, Alys R Clark, Rui C Sá, Eric T Geier, G Kim Prisk, Kelly S Burrowes
Specific ventilation imaging (SVI) proposes that using oxygen-enhanced 1H MRI to capture signal change as subjects alternatively breathe room air and 100% O2 provides an estimate of specific ventilation distribution in the lung. How well this technique measures SV and the effect of currently adopted approaches of the technique on resulting SV measurement is open for further exploration. We investigated (1) How well does imaging a single sagittal lung slice represent whole lung SV? (2) What is the influence of pulmonary venous blood on the measured MRI signal and resultant SVI measure? and (3) How does inclusion of misaligned images affect SVI measurement? In this study, we utilized two patient-based in silico models of ventilation, perfusion, and gas exchange to address these questions for normal healthy lungs...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643669/which-is-better-a-standalone-ventilation-or-perfusion-scan-or-combined-imaging-to-predict-postoperative-fev-1-in-one-seconds-in-patients-posted-for-lung-surgeries-with-borderline-pulmonary-reserve
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Padma Subramanyam, P Shanmuga Sundaram
Introduction: Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1 ) is an independent predictor for respiratory morbidity. Reports are varied and controversial substantiating the use of either lung perfusion (Q) or ventilation (V) scintigraphy as a single stage investigation to predict postoperative (ppo) FEV1 in patients scheduled for lung resection surgeries. It is said that there is no additional benefit by performing both V/Q scan. As per one of the recommendations, no further respiratory function tests are required for a lobectomy if the postbronchodilator FEV1 is >1...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606339/a-feasibility-study-of-single-inhalation-single-energy-xenon-enhanced-ct-for-high-resolution-imaging-of-regional-lung-ventilation-in-humans
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Daniel W Pinkham, Mohammadreza Negahdar, Tokihiro Yamamoto, Erik Mittra, Maximilian Diehn, Viswam S Nair, Paul J Keall, Peter G Maxim, Billy W Loo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of single-inhalation xenon-enhanced computed tomography (XeCT) to provide clinically practical, high-resolution pulmonary ventilation imaging to clinics with access to only a single-energy computed tomography scanner, and to reduce the subject's overall exposure to xenon by utilizing a higher (70%) concentration for a much shorter time than has been employed in prior studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an institutional review board-approved prospective feasibility study of XeCT for 15 patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy...
March 29, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606090/application-of-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-varies-in-accordance-with-the-knowledge-of-anaesthesiologists-a-single-centre-questionnaire-study-and-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Seung Hyun Kim, Sungwon Na, Woo Kyung Lee, Hyunwoo Choi, Jeongmin Kim
BACKGROUND: The benefits of lung-protective ventilation (LPV) with a low tidal volume (6 mL/kg of ideal body weight [IBW]), limited plateau pressure (< 28-30 cm H2 O), and appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome have become apparent and it is now widely adopted in intensive care units. Recently evidence for LPV in general anaesthesia has been accumulated, but it is not yet generally applied by anaesthesiologists in the operating room...
April 2, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600057/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Ying Wang, Mohan Ju, Cuicui Chen, Dong Yang, Dongni Hou, Xinjun Tang, Xiaodan Zhu, Donghui Zhang, Lilin Wang, Shimeng Ji, Jinjun Jiang, Yuanlin Song
Background: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the leading cause of high mortality in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide. An effective marker for prognosis in ARDS is particularly important given the absence of effective treatment strategies aside from small tidal volume ventilation. Previous studies identified an association between the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and prognosis in critical patients. In this study, we explored the prognostic and predictive value of the NLR in ARDS patients...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580786/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-cdh-survivors-a-single-institution-s-experience
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Joseph T Church, Rodrigo Mon, Tiffany Wright, Megan A Coughlin, Maria Ladino-Torres, Christopher Tapley, Heather Bowen, Niki Matusko, George B Mychaliska
PURPOSE: Survivors of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) face high morbidity. We studied the neurodevelopmental outcomes of CDH survivors at a single institution. METHODS: CDH survivors born July 2006-March 2016 at a free-standing children's hospital were reviewed. Neurodevelopment was assessed using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2) broken into gross, fine, and total motor quotients. Data collected included prenatal variables (liver herniation, defect laterality, observed:expected total fetal lung volume (o:eTFLV) on MRI), birth demographics (sex, race, estimated gestational age (EGA), birth weight (BtWt), 5 min APGAR, associated anomalies), and therapies/hospital course (HFOV/HFJV, ECMO, timing of repair, pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) severity, length of stay, ventilator days)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576225/single-lung-ventilation-with-bronchofibroscopy-during-lung-resection-surgery
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B Cimadevilla Calvo, C López Sánchez, J M Rabanal LLevot, L Sánchez Moreno
Lung isolation using one-lung ventilation is common during thoracic surgery procedures, as it allows proper visualisation and manipulation of the lung to be operated on. Selective lobar blockade has been described in patients that do not tolerate one-lung ventilation, and is usually achieved using endobronchial blockers. However, it depends on endobronchial blocker availability, its complexity regarding proper positioning, and the need for constant monitoring to ensure the correct placement of the bronchial seal...
March 22, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559375/contemporary-outcomes-of-ecmo-used-as-bridge-to-lung-transplantation
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Ali H Hakim, Usman Ahmad, Kenneth R McCurry, Douglas R Johnston, Gosta B Pettersson, Marie Budev, Sudish Murthy, Eugene H Blackstone, Michael Z Tong
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), when used as bridge to lung transplantation (BTT) identifies high-risk candidates. Recent advances in cannula design and patient selection fosters "awake ambulatory ECMO" as a viable option for critically ill candidates in an attempt to retard deconditioning while awaiting allografts. METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, 30 patients underwent ECMO as BTT. Candidacy for ECMO was determined prior to listing for transplant...
March 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554045/adenosine-lidocaine-and-mg2-alm-resuscitation-fluid-protects-against-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Hayley L Letson, Geoffrey P Dobson
BACKGROUND: Currently no drug therapy prevents secondary injury progression after TBI. Our aim was to investigate the effects of small-volume intravenous adenosine, lidocaine and Mg (ALM) resuscitation fluid after moderate-TBI in a rat fluid-percussion injury model. METHODS: Anesthetized, mechanically-ventilated male Sprague-Dawley rats (449±5g) were randomly assigned to one of four groups: 1) Sham (craniotomy without TBI), 2) No-Treatment, 3) Saline-controls or 4) ALM therapy (all n=16)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534846/lung-transplantation-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-the-impact-of-extracorporeal-circulation
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Alberto Jauregui, Maria Deu, Laura Romero, Antonio Roman, Antonio Moreno, Manuel Armengol, Juan Solé
INTRODUCTION: Lung disease is the major cause of death among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, affecting 80% of the population. The impact of extracorporeal circulation (ECC) during transplantation has not been fully clarified. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of lung transplantation for CF in a single center, and to assess the impact of ECC on survival. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of all trasplanted CF patients in a single center between 1992 and 2011...
March 10, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517671/comparison-of-the-mcgrath-videolaryngoscope-and-the-macintosh-laryngoscope-for-double-lumen-endobronchial-tube-intubation-in-patients-with-manual-in-line-stabilization-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ji Young Yoo, Sung Yong Park, Jong Yeop Kim, Myungseob Kim, Seok Jin Haam, Dae Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation is commonly used for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery. However, because of its large size and shape, it is difficult to perform intubation compared with a single lumen tube. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether the McGrath videolaryngoscope has any advantage over the direct Macintosh laryngoscope for DLT intubation in patients with a simulated difficult airway. METHODS: Forty-four patients (19-60 years of age); scheduled to undergo general anesthesia with one-lung ventilation were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: DLT intubation with the McGrath videolaryngoscope (ML group [n = 22]); or conventional Macintosh laryngoscope (DL group [n = 22])...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510817/pulmonary-artery-perfusion-versus-no-pulmonary-per-fusion-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Katrine Bredahl Buggeskov

During conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) there is no active perfusion of the pulmonary circulation and the mechanical ventilation is ceased leaving the lungs exposed to warm ischemia.
 
Pulmonary dysfunction is seen in varying degrees after major surgery, but more severe in cardiac surgery patients probably due to the effects of CPB. The evidence for effect and safety are limited, but active pulmonary artery perfusion during CPB could be beneficial for the patients' postoperative oxygenation...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501285/impact-and-safety-of-open-lung-biopsy-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards
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G Ortiz, M Garay, D Mendoza, P Cardinal-Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an inflammatory lung disorder, and its pathological hallmark is diffuse alveolar damage (DAD). Given that open lung biopsy (OLB) can sometimes result in severe side effects, it is rarely performed in patients with ARDS. AIM: The aims of this study were to describe: (a) the rate of treatment change associated with the histological result; and (b) the incidence of side effects induced by OLB. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: A retrospective, single-center, descriptive observational study was carried out in Hospital Santa Clara (Bogotá, Colombia) from February 2007 to January 2014...
February 28, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493500/-the-choice-of-diagnostic-modality-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Jonas Munch Nielsen, Jann Mortensen
The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) relies on clinical assessment, D-dimer test and diagnostic imaging. Modern CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), ventilation/perfusion  single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT are rather equal in terms of sensitivity, specificity and inconclusive results for the diagnosis of PE, outper-forming planar lung scintigraphy. Furthermore, SPECT/CT and CTPA can both provide important information regarding differential diagnoses. Thus, the choice of primary diag-nostic modality relies on local expertise, availability and special circumstances like radiation dose, contraindications and the clinical urgency...
February 19, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476086/quantitative-imaging-of-regional-aerosol-deposition-lung-ventilation-and-morphology-by-synchrotron-radiation-ct
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L Porra, L Dégrugilliers, L Broche, G Albu, S Strengell, H Suhonen, G H Fodor, F Peták, P Suortti, W Habre, A R A Sovijärvi, S Bayat
To understand the determinants of inhaled aerosol particle distribution and targeting in the lung, knowledge of regional deposition, lung morphology and regional ventilation, is crucial. No single imaging modality allows the acquisition of all such data together. Here we assessed the feasibility of dual-energy synchrotron radiation imaging to this end in anesthetized rabbits; both in normal lung (n = 6) and following methacholine (MCH)-induced bronchoconstriction (n = 6), a model of asthma. We used K-edge subtraction CT (KES) imaging to quantitatively map the regional deposition of iodine-containing aerosol particles...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460470/the-inspired-sinewave-technique-a-novel-method-to-measure-lung-volume-and-ventilatory-heterogeneity
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Richard M Bruce, Phi Anh Phan, Edmund Pacpaco, Najib M Rahman, Andrew Farmery
The Inspired Sinewave Technique (IST) is a novel method which can provide simple, non-invasive cardiopulmonary measurements. Over successive tidal-breaths the concentration of a tracer gas (i.e. nitrous oxide, N2 O) is sinusoidally modulated in inspired air. Using a single-compartment tidal-ventilation lung model, the resulting amplitude/phase of the expired sinewave allows estimation of end-expired lung volume (ELV), pulmonary blood flow and three indices for ventilatory heterogeneity (VH; ELV180 /FRCpleth , ELV180 /FRCpred and ELV60 /ELV180 )...
February 19, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455690/effect-of-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-on-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Sonny Thiara, Donald E Griesdale, William R Henderson, Mypinder S Sekhon
BACKGROUND: Increased cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP)>70 mmHg has been associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since this reported association, significant changes in ventilation strategies and fluid management have been accepted as routine critical care. Recently, individualized perfusion targets using autoregulation monitoring suggest CPP titration>70 mmHg. Given these clinical advances, the association between ARDS and increased CPP requires further delineation...
February 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452598/7-versus-14-days-of-antibiotic-treatment-for-critically-ill-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nick Daneman, Asgar H Rishu, Ruxandra Pinto, Pierre Aslanian, Sean M Bagshaw, Alex Carignan, Emmanuel Charbonney, Bryan Coburn, Deborah J Cook, Michael E Detsky, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, Francois Lamontagne, Francois Lauzier, John C Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Wendy Sligl, Henry T Stelfox, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Robert A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Shorter-duration antibiotic treatment is sufficient for a range of bacterial infections, but has not been adequately studied for bloodstream infections. Our systematic review, survey, and observational study indicated equipoise for a trial of 7 versus 14 days of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections; a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) was a necessary next step to assess feasibility of a larger trial. METHODS: We conducted an open, pilot RCT of antibiotic treatment duration among critically ill patients with bloodstream infection across 11 intensive care units (ICUs)...
February 17, 2018: Trials
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