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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334809/subcutaneous-emphysema-of-scalp-following-resuscitation-in-a-neonate
#1
Avinash Dhaware, Sandeep Kadam, Sanjay Patole
BACKGROUND: Neonatal subcutaneous emphysema of scalp (SES) with air leaks is rare. Case characteristics: Neonate presented with SES in addition to pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum. OBSERVATION: SES resolved after the chest was drained to treat pneumothorax. OUTCOME: Neonate made full recovery. CONCLUSION: Neonatal SES may be associated with air leaks post-resuscitation, which has not been reported.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323737/an-unusual-complication-of-long-term-endobronchial-valves-placed-for-persistent-air-leak
#2
Trevor M Taylor, Robert J Lentz, Fabien Maldonado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314525/intraoperative-electromagnetic-navigational-bronchoscopic-localization-of-small-deep-or-subsolid-pulmonary-nodules
#3
Abbas Abbas, Sagar Kadakia, Vishnu Ambur, Kimberly Muro, Larry Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Localizing small or deep pulmonary nodules or subsolid ground-glass opacities often is difficult during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS). This can result in larger resections or conversion to thoracotomy. The goal of this study is to evaluate the role of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic localization (ENBL) as a safe and accurate intraoperative method to localize small, deep, or subsolid nodules. METHODS: This is a single-institution, single-surgeon retrospective study of all patients (51) who underwent combined ENBL and resection of 54 nodules between May 2013 and August 2015...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293000/-endobronchial-watanabe-spigot-in-treating-pleural-empyema-with-fistula
#4
Atsushi Sekimura, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Naoki Yamashita, Hanae Higa, Takeaki Miyata, Daigo Kawano, Tetsuya So
For pleural empyema with fistula, fenestration and subsequent omental plombage, and thoracoplasty are frequently necessary. A 57-year-old man was transported by ambulance because of impaired consciousness and septic shock due to pleural empyema on the right caused by a ruptured lung abscess. We performed empyema curettage urgently, drained 800 ml of purulent pleural effusion, and inserted 3 chest tubes. Postoperative air leakage from the ruptured lung abscess of the middle lobe was noted, and respiratory failure was prolonged...
March 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292588/endoscopy-after-esophagectomy-safety-demonstrated-in-a-porcine-model
#5
Vignesh Raman, Karen L Moodie, Obinna O Ofoche, Larry R Kaiser, Cherie P Erkmen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is useful in assessing conduit ischemia and anastomotic leaks after esophagectomy but poses a theoretical threat of anastomotic disruption. We used a porcine model to evaluate the safety of endoscopy after esophagectomy. METHODS: We performed esophagectomies in 10 live pigs and performed endoscopy with progressive air insufflation and continuous intraluminal pressure monitoring. We stopped insufflation when the intraluminal pressure reached a plateau...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291215/-complications-of-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy
#6
D L Paskhin, A V Dekopov, A A Tomsky, E D Isagulyan, E M Salova
AIM: To analyze complications of intrathecal baclofen therapy and identify high-risk groups. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We implanted 52 pumps to spastic patients for chronic intrathecal baclofen infusion. Two groups of patients were distinguished: 23 patients with spinal spasticity (group 1) and 29 patients with cerebral spasticity (group 2). The mean patient age was 37.2±14.6 years in group 1 and 17.3±10.3 years in group 2. Surgery was performed according to a standard procedure...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281441/miliary-tuberculosis
#7
Surendra K Sharma, Alladi Mohan
Miliary tuberculosis (TB) results from a massive lymphohematogenous dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and is characterized by tiny tubercles evident on gross pathology resembling millet seeds in size and appearance. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic and widespread use of immunosuppressive drugs and biologicals have altered the epidemiology of miliary TB. Considered to be predominantly a disease of infants and children in the pre-antibiotic era, miliary TB is increasingly being encountered in adults as well...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275917/development-of-a-novel-lung-stabilizing-device-for-vats-procedures
#8
Yusuke Muranishi, Toshihiko Sato, Yojiro Yutaka, Yasuto Sakaguchi, Teruya Komatsu, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Masahiro Hirata, Tatsuo Nakamura, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: The use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has substantially increased in recent years. These procedures involve the insertion of specialized devices into the thoracic cavity via access ports. However, conventional devices such as cotton-tipped applicators and graspers can limit the field of view and injure the fragile lung tissue. The aim of this study was to develop a novel lung-stabilizing device for VATS that provides a good surgical field of view without causing lung injury...
March 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269982/effective-contact-potential-of-thin-film-metal-insulator-nanostructures-and-its-role-in-self-powered-nanofilm-x-ray-sensors
#9
Davide Brivio, Earl Ada, Erno Sajo, Piotr Zygmanski
We studied the effective contact potential difference (ECPD) of thin film nanostructures and its role in self-powered X-ray sensors, which use the high-energy current detection scheme. We compared the response to kilovoltage X-rays of several nanostructures made of disparate combinations of conductors (Al, Cu, Ta, ITO) and oxides (SiO2, Ta2O5, Al2O3). We measured current-voltage curves in parallel-plate configuration separated by an air gap and determined three characteristic parameters: current at zero voltage bias I0, the voltage offset for zero current ECPD, and saturation current Isat...
March 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267947/ambu%C3%A2-auragain%C3%A2-versus-lma-supreme%C3%A2-second-seal%C3%A2-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-oropharyngeal-leak-pressures-and-gastric-drain-functionality-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients
#10
I I Shariffuddin, W H Teoh, Ebk Tang, Nhm Hashim, P S Loh
Newer second generation supraglottic airway devices may perform differently in vivo due to material and design modifications. We compared performance characteristics of the Ambu® AuraGain™ and LMA Supreme™ Second Seal™ in 100 spontaneously breathing anaesthetised patients in this randomised controlled study. We studied oropharyngeal leak pressures (OLP) (primary outcome) and secondarily, ease of insertion, success rates, haemodynamic response, time to insertion, and complications of usage. We found no significant difference in OLP between the AuraGain versus the LMA Supreme, mean (standard deviation, SD) 24...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267436/management-of-persistent-air-leaks
#11
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Karen C Dugan, Balaji Laxmanan, Septimiu Murgu, D Kyle Hogarth
Alveolar-pleural fistulas causing persistent air leaks are associated with prolonged hospital stays and high morbidity. Prior guidelines recommend surgical repair as the gold standard for treatment, albeit a solution with limited success. In patients who have recently undergone thoracic surgery or in which surgery would be contraindicated based on severity of illness, there has been a lack of treatment options. This review describes a brief history of treatment guidelines for persistent air leaks. In the past 20 years, newer and less invasive treatment options have been developed...
March 3, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252382/pneumothorax-in-pediatric-patients-management-strategies-to-improve-patient-outcomes
#12
Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker
The clinical presentation of pneumothorax is highly variable. Spontaneous pneumothoraces may present with subtle symptoms when a small air leak is present, but can progress to hemodynamic instability in the setting of tension physiology. The etiologies are broad and the severity can vary greatly. A trauma patient with a pneumothorax may also have the added complexity of other potentially life-threatening injuries. While there is a wealth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pneumothoraces in the adult literature, the approach to pediatric patients is largely extrapolated from that literature without a significant evidence base...
March 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249343/predictors-of-outcome-in-modern-surgery-for-lung-abscess
#13
Michael Schweigert, Norbert Solymosi, Attila Dubecz, Joseph John, Doug West, Paul Leonhard Boenisch, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Carlos F Giraldo Ospina, Ana Beatriz Almeida, Helmut Witzigmann, Hubert J Stein
Background Surgery for lung abscess is a challenging task. Timing and indications for surgery are not well established. Identification of predictors of outcome could help to clarify the role of surgery. Methods Patients who underwent major thoracic surgery for infectious lung abscess were identified at six centers for general thoracic surgery in Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Study period was 2000 to 2016. Results There were 91 patients. Pulmonary sepsis (48), pleural empyema (43), persistent air leakage (25), acute renal failure (12), and respiratory failure with mechanical ventilation (25) were already preoperatively present...
March 1, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249342/fibrin-glue-minocycline-combination-as-a-sustained-release-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-alveolar-air-leak-in-thoracoscopic-lung-resections
#14
Hideki Kawai
Although the ultrasonic scalpel is known to avoid inadvertent thermal injury to pulmonary parenchyma owing to its lower tip temperature, there are reports suggesting late onset postoperative alveolar air leakage by using it. Herein, a novel method of preventing postoperative air leakage was developed by using a sustained release system of fibrin glue-minocycline combination. This method ensures that the effect of fibrin glue is followed by the effect of minocycline, which functions as a sustained release formulation...
March 1, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236493/bilateral-pneumothorax-secondary-to-air-leak-syndrome-22-years-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplantation
#15
Luis Gorospe, Alberto Cabañero-Sánchez, Gemma María Muñoz-Molina, Anabelle Chinea-Rodríguez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223464/reversal-of-pap-failure-with-the-repap-protocol
#16
Barry Krakow, Victor A Ulibarri, Natalia D McIver, Carli Yonemoto, Alyssa Tidler, Jessica Obando, Michelle R Foley-Shea, Jonathan Ornelas, Spencer Dawson
BACKGROUND: Re-titrations, an atypical approach to reverse PAP failure, was investigated retrospectively. METHODS: Application of our re-titration of PAP (REPAP) protocol in subjects with previous PAP failure assessed original technology (masks, modes, and pressures) in 273 subjects, of which 70% reported co-occurring psychiatric conditions. The REPAP protocol emphasized changes in pressure modes and settings to address expiratory pressure intolerance and residual breathing events; mask changes were facilitated...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
#17
H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209038/-a-comparison-of-leak-compensation-in-six-acute-care-ventilators-during-non-invasive-ventilation
#18
X S Hu, Y Wang, Z T Wang, P Yan, X G Zhang, S F Zhao, F Xie, H J Gu, L X Xie
Objective: To compare the ability of leak compensation in 6 medical ventilators during non-invasive ventilation. Methods: Six medical ventilators were selected, including 3 non-invasive ventilators (V60, Flexo and Stellar150), and 3 invasive ventilators(Avea, Servo I and BellaVist). Using a lung simulator, the ability of leak compensation was evaluated during triggering and cycling in 2 respiratory mechanics conditions (high airway resistance condition and high elastance resistance condition), and each condition was performed under 2 PEEP levels (4, and 8 cmH(2)O, 1 mmHg=0...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208144/conservative-versus-surgical-management-of-iatrogenic-tracheal-rupture
#19
Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Davide Patrini, Matthew Barnard, Efstratios Koletsis, Dimitrios Dougenis, David Lawrence
Iatrogenic tracheal rupture (ITR) represents a life-threatening condition requiring prompt diagnosis, management, and treatment. The management of ITR is challenging, and treatment options depend on tear location, size, injury extent, and the patient's respiratory status. Although this complication has been extensively reported in published literature, the best evidence practice, for the management, requires clarification. In this review, the authors focused on the establishment of a differential diagnosis and the potential mechanism of the injury, the decision-making process, and the therapeutic approaches...
January 9, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203416/learning-curve-and-established-phase-for-uniportal-vats-lobectomies-the-papworth-experience
#20
Benedetta Bedetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Marco Scarci
BACKGROUND: Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) has increasingly gained importance in the thoracic surgery scenario. The use of this technique can reduce postoperative pain and length of stay and gives the surgeon the same operative perspective as open surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the data of 73 patients who underwent uniportal VATS lobectomies from November 2014 to December 2015 in our institution. We divided the patients in two groups (group 1: first 30 patients vs...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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