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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759424/lung-ultrasound-findings-undetectable-by-chest-radiography-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Giulio Iorio, Maria Capasso, Salvatore Prisco, Giuseppe De Luca, Carlo Mancusi, Bruno Laganà, Maria Antonietta Piscopo, Vincenzo Comune
The purpose of our study was to evaluate any differences between lung ultrasonography and chest radiography (CR) images in children with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and, if there are any, to analyze the reasons and possible clinical implications. We reviewed the medical records of patients admitted to the pediatric ward from January 2014 to December 2016 and selected only cases discharged with a diagnosis of CAP who had undergone performed lung ultrasound (LUS) and CR within 24 h of each other...
May 11, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735508/carbimazole-induced-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion
#2
Chris Ferguson, Claire Bradley, Joe Kidney
We report the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with a unilateral exudative effusion with prominent eosinophils on pleural cytology. Carbimazole had been started 4 weeks prior to presentation. No immediate cause was identified on imaging or laboratory testing. The effusion persisted at 2-month follow-up. Further investigation at this time, including autoimmune serology was negative. At 2-month follow-up, the effusion was loculated on ultrasound imaging and had a low fluid pH on diagnostic aspiration, in keeping with an empyema...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720002/early-prenatal-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-congenital-thoracic-malformations
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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/29709051/thoracic-ultrasound-for-the-detection-of-rib-metastases-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
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/29702988/enteritis-as-initial-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-early-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Anna Maria Bellou, Dominik Bös, Guido Kukuk, Ulrich Gembruch, Waltraut Maria Merz
RATIONAL: Lupus enteritis is a rare, severe complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report of a patient who presented with enteritis as manifestation of new-onset SLE during the first trimester of pregnancy. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The 23-year nulliparous patient was admitted to a district hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea at a gestational age (GA) of 10 weeks. Her symptoms improved with symptomatic treatment and she was discharged a few days later...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693937/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound
#6
Makoto Sera
The evaluation of the lung has usually been considered off-limits for ultrasound, because ultrasound energy is rapidly dissipated by air. Lung ultrasound is not useful for the evaluation of the pulmonary parenchyma and the pleural line. However ultrasound machines have become more portable, with decreased start-up time, while simultaneously providing improved image quality and ease of image acquisition. Additionally, lung ultrasound is highly accurate for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, hemothorax. pleural effusions, pulmonary edema (cardiogenic or noncardiogenic), interstitial syndrome, and pneumonia...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679518/new-insights-in-the-use-of-pleural-ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pleural-disease
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Giampietro Marchetti, Sabrina Arondi, Francesca Baglivo, Sara Lonni, Federico Quadri, Alberto Valsecchi, Nicola Venturoli, Paolo Ceruti
The use of transthoracic ultrasound has acquired a wide consensus among respiratory physicians during the last few years. The developing of portable and easily available devices favorites patient's bedside evaluation. Transthoracic ultrasound provides rapid, real-time and low-cost diagnostic information, allowing image-guided chest interventions and reducing procedural risks. The different acoustic impedance between aerated and not aerated organs produces artifacts known as A lines, B lines, sliding sign, lung point, etc...
April 21, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666966/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-notes-from-the-field
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Maria Teresa Giordani, Francesca Tamarozzi, Daniel Kaminstein, Enrico Brunetti, Tom Heller
BACKGROUND: Thoracic ultrasound is helpful to evaluate lung pathology in patients with acute dyspnea. Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of point-of-care ultrasound in patients with extrapulmonary TB and HIV co-infection. This retrospective, open-label case-control study explores the role of lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in HIV-positive patients. In particular, it highlights the potential role of specific sonographic features that may be unique to this population...
April 17, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656607/expert-agreement-in-the-interpretation-of-lung-ultrasound-studies-performed-on-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Scott J Millington, Robert T Arntfield, Robert Jie Guo, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Vicki Noble, Haney Mallemat, Jordan R Schoenherr
OBJECTIVES: Although lung ultrasound (US) has been shown to have high diagnostic accuracy in patients presenting with acute dyspnea, its precision in critically ill patients is unknown. We investigated common areas of agreement and disagreement by studying 6 experts as they interpreted lung US studies in a cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: A previous study by our group asked experts to rate the quality of 150 lung US studies performed by 10 novices in a population of mechanically ventilated patients...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619581/approach-to-undifferentiated-dyspnea-in-emergency-department-aids-in-rapid-clinical-decision-making
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Siva Nageswara Rao Guttikonda, Kiran Vadapalli
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of patients presenting with acute dyspnea is one of the major challenges for physicians in emergency department (ED). A correct diagnosis is frequently delayed and difficult to ascertain, and clinical uncertainty is common, explaining the need for rapid diagnosis and a management plan. The primary aim of our study is to assess a diagnostic strategy using multiorgan point of care ultrasonography (USG) to differentiate patients presenting with acute dyspnea to ED into different diagnostic categories for timely management in a resource-limited setting...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578263/telomere-length-determined-by-the-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridisation-distinguishes-malignant-and-benign-cells-in-cytological-specimens
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Y Matsuda, A Suzuki, S Esaka, Y Hamashima, M Imaizumi, M Kinoshita, H Shirahata, Y Kiso, H Kojima, M Matsukawa, Y Fujii, N Ishikawa, J Aida, K Takubo, T Ishiwata, M Nishimura, T Arai
BACKGROUND: Telomeres are tandem repeats of TTAGGG at the end of eukaryotic chromosomes that play a key role in preventing chromosomal instability. The aim of the present study is to determine telomere length using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) on cytological specimens. METHODS: Aspiration samples (n = 41) were smeared on glass slides and used for FISH. RESULTS: Telomere signal intensity was significantly lower in positive cases (cases with malignancy, n = 25) as compared to negative cases (cases without malignancy, n = 16), and the same was observed for centromere intensity...
March 26, 2018: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575312/lung-ultrasound-reclassification-of-chest-x-ray-data-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Massimiliano Cantinotti, Lamia Ait Ali, Marco Scalese, Raffaele Giordano, Manuel Melo, Ettore Remoli, Eliana Franchi, Alberto Clemente, Riccardo Moschetti, Pierluigi Festa, Dorela Haxiademi, Luna Gargani
INTRODUCTION: Lung ultrasound is gaining consensus for the diagnosis of some pulmonary conditions. Pulmonary complications are common in pediatric cardiac surgery. However, its use remains limited in this setting. Our aim was to test the feasibility of lung ultrasound following pediatric cardiac surgery and to compare lung ultrasound and chest X-ray findings, assessing whether lung ultrasound may provide additional information. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-eight lung ultrasound examinations were performed in 79 children (median age 9...
March 25, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557577/a-challenging-diagnosis-of-dyspnea-a-case-report-of-contralateral-reexpansion-pulmonary-edema
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Alfonso Sforza, Maria V Carlino, Giovanni Albano, Maria I Arnone, Giuliano De Stefano, Andrea D'Amato, Federica De Pisapia, Giovanni De Simone, Costantino Mancusi
Reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is an uncommon complication of thoracentesis or chest drainage. It occurs in the ipsilateral or contralateral lung. Causes, pathogenesis and therapy are not well understood especially for contralateral RPE. We describe a case of fatal contralateral RPE in a 59-years-old woman with right lung cancer underwent ultrasound-guided thoracentesis for massive pleural effusion and severe dyspnea. Pathogenesis of contralateral RPE is probably multifactorial and in this case is mostly due to the overperfusion of the healthy lung and consequent capillary damage...
March 19, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517587/chest-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-complicated-parapneumonic-effusions
#14
José M Porcel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of the contribution of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) and computed tomography (CT) in the identification of complicated parapneumonic effusions (CPPE), defined as those which need chest tube drainage for resolution. RECENT FINDINGS: A recent retrospective study found that visualization of complex (nonanechoic) effusions on TUS (likelihood ratio positive = 6.92) outperformed the recognition of loculated/septated effusions on CT (likelihood ratio = 2...
March 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507795/endoscopic-diagnosis-and-management-of-pleural-effusion-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#15
REVIEW
Paolo Ceruti, Sara Lonni, Francesca Baglivo, Giampietro Marchetti
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an asbestos-related aggressive tumor, that requires proper diagnosis and management. Symptoms are nonspecific and chest computed tomography (CT) and chest ultrasound (US) are important radiological tools in the initial workup to identify early pathological signs. Performing a medical thoracoscopy (MT) is essential for a definitive diagnosis of MPM. The procedure, integrated with a prior US, allows a global evaluation of the pleural cavity and the execution of multiple targeted biopsies, with low risk of complications...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411300/the-sound-of-air-point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-in-perioperative-medicine
#16
REVIEW
Alberto Goffi, Richelle Kruisselbrink, Giovanni Volpicelli
PURPOSE: Lung ultrasound (LUS) has emerged as an effective and accurate goal-directed diagnostic tool that can be applied in real time for the bedside assessment of patients with respiratory symptoms and signs. Lung ultrasound has definite and easily recognized findings and has been shown to outperform physical examination and chest radiography for the diagnosis and monitoring of many pulmonary and pleural conditions. In this article, we review the principles of LUS image acquisition and interpretation, summarizing key terms and sonographic findings...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396742/a-review-of-diagnostic-accuracy-and-clinical-impact-from-the-focused-use-of-perioperative-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Daniel Bainbridge, Brie McConnell, Colin Royse
PURPOSE: To perform a narrative review of the current trials examining the use of perioperative ultrasound to diagnose common issues related to the heart, lungs, stomach, and airway. METHOD: A review of the current literature was conducted in June 2017 on all trials involving ultrasound, including both surface and transesophageal ultrasound, in the perioperative period. The search included the terms 'ultrasonography', 'perioperative care', 'point-of-care', and 'bedside'...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391043/precise-preoperative-diagnosis-of-struma-ovarii-with-pseudo-meigs-syndrome-mimicking-ovarian-cancer-with-the-combination-of-131-i-scintigraphy-and-18-f-fdg-pet-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sayaka Fujiwara, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Toshiya Nishimura, Nozomu Takahashi, Yoshio Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Struma ovarii is a rare ovarian neoplasm that often appears malignant on conventional imaging. Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome with ascites, pleural effusion, and elevated serum CA 125 levels is much rarer and leads to misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer and unnecessary extended surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman with abdominal distention and dyspnoea was referred to our hospital. Ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a polycystic ovarian tumor with a solid component, pleural effusion, and massive ascites with negative cytology...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340276/clinical-value-of-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Ran Zhu, Xiao-Chun Ma
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a clinical emergency that will increase the mortality if complicated with unstable hemodynamics. Because of its nonspecific clinical symptoms, it's a great challenge to make a PE diagnosis. The golden standard to diagnose PE is computed tomography of pulmonary artery (CTPA), but a diagnosis of PE also composed of evaluation of PE risk factors, possibilities, and risk stratification. Ultrasonography may detect right ventricle strain related to hemodynamic change, intravascular thrombosis, thrombosis in right heart or pulmonary arteries, pulmonary infarction, and local pleural effusion...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332656/germ-cell-tumor-causing-pleural-effusion-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#20
Surabhi Jaggi, Reetu Kundu, Sanjeev Binji, Uma Handa, Varinder Saini
Straw colored pleural fluid with raised adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in young healthy adults usually raises suspicion of tuberculosis, sometimes leading to laxity in carrying thorough physical examination and missing out some important clues with potential disastrous consequences. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed to have left pleural effusion and anti-tubercular treatment was started on the basis of straw colored, lymphocyte-predominant pleural fluid with significantly raised ADA levels. When there was no improvement after 1 month of treatment he was investigated further and found to have a mediastinal mass along with hydro-pneumothorax...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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