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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639114/imaging-guided-chest-biopsies-techniques-and-clinical-results
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REVIEW
Michele Anzidei, Andrea Porfiri, Fabrizio Andrani, Michele Di Martino, Luca Saba, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
BACKGROUND: This article aims to comprehensively describe indications, contraindications, technical aspects, diagnostic accuracy and complications of percutaneous lung biopsy. METHODS: Imaging-guided biopsy currently represents one of the predominant methods for obtaining tissue specimens in patients with lung nodules; in many cases treatment protocols are based on histological information; thus, biopsy is frequently performed, when technically feasible, or in case other techniques (such as bronchoscopy with lavage) are inconclusive...
June 21, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638618/swyer-james-macleod-syndrome-a-rare-diagnosis-presented-through-two-adult-patients
#2
Sumit Mehra, Thilini Basnayake, Henrik Falhammar, Subash Heraganahally, Suryakant Tripathi
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome (SJMS) is a rare syndrome of acute obliterative bronchiolitis following an early childhood infective insult to the lungs. This causes arrest of alveolarization, affecting lung development with hypoplasia of the ipsilateral pulmonary artery and results in a characteristic radiological pattern, such as a unilateral hyperlucent lung with expiratory air-trapping and pruned-tree appearance on pulmonary angiogram. The clinical presentation is either recurrent chest infections, exertional dyspnoea or it may be an incidental finding...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637076/-clinical-course-of-an-early-childhood-onset-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#3
Marco Krasselt, Matthias Pierer, Kerstin Amann, Anette Bachmann, Tom H Lindner
History A 26-year-old male patient presented with an eight-week history of unspecific symptoms such as weight loss and fever. Besides, he also suffered from haemoptysis, cough, and arthralgia. Since the age of twelve years, the patient has been treated for Wegner's granulomatosis. At the age of 20 years he received a kidney transplant which failed only four years later. Investigations The relapse we clinically suspected was confirmed by CT scan showing bilateral pulmonary manifestations. Moreover, we found highly positive antibodies against proteinase 3...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633709/primary-pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-145-cases-in-mainland-china
#4
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/28619957/chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-complicating-sarcoidosis
#5
Yurdagül Uzunhan, Hilario Nunes, Florence Jeny, Maxime Lacroix, Sophie Brun, Pierre-Yves Brillet, Emmanuel Martinod, Marie-France Carette, Diane Bouvry, Caroline Charlier, Fanny Lanternier, Carole Planès, Abdellatif Tazi, Olivier Lortholary, Robert P Baughman, Dominique Valeyre
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) complicating sarcoidosis (SA) is associated with high mortality, and there is a lack of clarity regarding the relative contributions of SA or CPA.This was a retrospective single-centre study on CPA-SA.In total, 65 patients (44 men), aged 41.4±13.5 and 48.3±11.9 years at the time of SA and CPA diagnoses, respectively, were included between 1980 and 2015. Of these, 64 had fibrocystic SA, most often advanced, with composite physiological index (CPI) >40 (65% of patients) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) (31%), and 41 patients (63%) were treated for SA (corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs)...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596426/pulmonary-exacerbation-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis-a-consensus-definition-for-clinical-research
#6
Adam T Hill, Charles S Haworth, Stefano Aliberti, Alan Barker, Francesco Blasi, Wim Boersma, James D Chalmers, Anthony De Soyza, Katerina Dimakou, J Stuart Elborn, Charles Feldman, Patrick Flume, Pieter C Goeminne, Michael R Loebinger, Rosario Menendez, Lucy Morgan, Marlene Murris, Eva Polverino, Alexandra Quittner, Felix C Ringshausen, Gregory Tino, Antoni Torres, Montserrat Vendrell, Tobias Welte, Rob Wilson, Conroy Wong, Anne O'Donnell, Timothy Aksamit
There is a need for a clear definition of exacerbations used in clinical trials in patients with bronchiectasis. An expert conference was convened to develop a consensus definition of an exacerbation for use in clinical research.A systematic review of exacerbation definitions used in clinical trials from January 2000 until December 2015 and involving adults with bronchiectasis was conducted. A Delphi process followed by a round-table meeting involving bronchiectasis experts was organised to reach a consensus definition...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592199/diffuse-alveolar-haemorrage-as-initial-presentation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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M E Cucuzza, S D Marino, L Schiavone, P Smilari, F Filosco, P Barone
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) is a rare life-threatening complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), associated with high mortality rates. It usually occurs in patients with an established diagnosis of SLE. It has been reported as the initial presentation of SLE in 11-20% of cases. It occurs most frequently in females. We describe the case of a child, aged 14 years, with fever, asthenia, haemoptysis, dyspnea, anaemia, increased inflammatory markers, positivity to ANA, nDNA, direct Coombs tests, anticardiolipin antibodies and complement factors consumption...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580148/post-tuberculosis-mycetoma-bronchoscopic-removal
#8
Liam J Chawke, Eoin B Hunt, Marcus P Kennedy, Desmond M Murphy
A 76-year-old male non-smoker presented to our institution with cough and haemoptysis. He had been treated for cavitatory pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the right upper lobe 10 years previously. Chest radiograph and subsequent computed tomography (CT) of the chest demonstrated a right upper cavity containing a mass suspicious for mycetoma. Flexible bronchoscopy under conscious sedation demonstrated a mass obstructing the anterior segment of the right upper lobe. The abnormality was subsequently removed using a flexible endobronchial cryoprobe...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571053/intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-a-rare-complication-of-dabigatran
#9
Jonathan Trip, Peter Hamer, Richard Flint
An 85-year-old female presented to hospital with haemoptysis. She underwent investigations which confirmed oesophageal submucosal haematoma. Oesophageal haematoma along with Mallory-Weiss and Boerhaave's syndromes make up acute mucosal injury of the oesophagus. It can be managed conservatively in the majority of cases.
June 2, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560028/aortic-rupture-due-to-radiation-injury-successfully-treated-with-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#10
Yohei Kawatani, Hirotsugu Kurobe, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Yuji Suda, Takaki Hori
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been reported to be an effective treatment option for aortic emergencies. However, there are few reports about TEVAR for aortic rupture due to radiation injury. A 54-year-old man presented with haemoptysis. He had a history of lung cancer, which had been treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy (72 Gy/16 times) 3 years previously, and the cancer lesion did not progress. On chest radiography, pneumonia was suspected in the radiated lesion. However, after admission, he presented with back pain, progressive anaemia and hypotension...
May 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553870/changing-the-strategy-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-resulted-in-a-reduced-complication-rate-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-a-single-centre-european-experience
#11
Marcin Kurzyna, Szymon Darocha, Radosław Pietura, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Justyna Norwa, Rafał Mańczak, Maria Wieteska, Andrzej Biederman, Hiromi Matsubara, Adam Torbicki
BACKGROUND: To assess the safety and efficacy of a refined balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) strategy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). METHODS: There were 157 BPA sessions performed in 56 CTEPH patients (47 non-operable, 9 after pulmonary endarterectomy; aged 58.6 ± 17.9 years; 28 females) with severely impaired pulmonary haemodynamics (mean pulmonary artery pressure [mPAP]: 51.3 ± 12.2 mmHg, pulmonary vascular resistance [PVR]: 10...
May 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552688/-isolated-haemoptysis-in-a-non-smoker-patient
#12
A Hidalgo Rodríguez, C A Fignani Molina, I Alfonso Zamora, J C Aguirre Rodríguez, M Mene Llorente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549662/simplified-diagnostic-management-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-the-years-study-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Tom van der Hulle, Whitney Y Cheung, Stephanie Kooij, Ludo F M Beenen, Thomas van Bemmel, Josien van Es, Laura M Faber, Germa M Hazelaar, Christian Heringhaus, Herman Hofstee, Marcel M C Hovens, Karin A H Kaasjager, Rick C J van Klink, Marieke J H A Kruip, Rinske F Loeffen, Albert T A Mairuhu, Saskia Middeldorp, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Liselotte M van der Pol, Suzanne Schol-Gelok, Marije Ten Wolde, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman
BACKGROUND: Validated diagnostic algorithms in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism are often not used correctly or only benefit subgroups of patients, leading to overuse of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). The YEARS clinical decision rule that incorporates differential D-dimer cutoff values at presentation, has been developed to be fast, to be compatible with clinical practice, and to reduce the number of CTPA investigations in all age groups. We aimed to prospectively evaluate this novel and simplified diagnostic algorithm for suspected acute pulmonary embolism...
May 23, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536236/a-ruptured-bronchial-artery-aneurysm-with-massive-haemoptysis
#14
Ryoma Ueda, Yuki Kotani, Toshihide Tsujimoto
Massive haemoptysis is associated with high mortality. Among various diseases presenting with massive haemoptysis, a ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm (BAA) is a rare entity. We report the case of a ruptured BAA as small as 3 mm in diameter associated with massive haemoptysis in a previously healthy 77-year-old woman. She had suddenly developed massive haemoptysis and was intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit. A CT scan and repeated bronchoscopy could not reveal the cause. Because haemorrhage continued, she underwent bronchial arteriography (BAG) twice...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497381/deep-benign-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-the-anterior-mediastinum-mimicking-malignancy
#15
Angelica Puopolo, William Newmarch, Brian Casserly
The following report describes the case of a 43-year-old male smoker that was referred to the rapid access lung clinic with haemoptysis, chest pain, and axillary lymphadenopathy-a clinical picture that raised concern for a possible underlying malignancy. Preliminary investigations revealed elevated D-dimers, low-volume haemoptysis, and a normal chest X-ray, which lowered the index of suspicion. However, computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram identified a right hilar mass, several parenchymal cysts, and a large mediastinal mass...
May 11, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487300/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-seeing-the-diagnosis
#16
Max J Blumberg, Cynthia I Tung, Lindsay A May, Sangita P Patel
A 41-year-old woman presented to her primary doctor with nausea, back pain and lower extremity oedema. Initial labs showed elevated serum creatinine and white blood cell count (WBC), which her doctor attributed to ibuprofen use and a recent upper respiratory infection. Five days later, she presented to the eye clinic with eye pain, redness and blurred vision. She was diagnosed with iritis, conjunctivitis and keratitis. The inflammatory eye disease with decreased renal function prompted the ophthalmologist to initiate systemic autoimmune and infectious disease work-up...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430906/past-and-current-cause-specific-mortality-in-eisenmenger-syndrome
#17
Cristel M Sørensen Hjortshøj, Aleksander Kempny, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Keld Sørensen, Edit Nagy, Mikael Dellborg, Bengt Johansson, Virginija Rudiene, Gu Hong, Alexander R Opotowsky, Werner Budts, Barbara J Mulder, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pajak, Michele D'Alto, Katja Prokšelj, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Mette-Elise Estensen, Henrik Holmstrøm, Maila Turanlahti, Ulf Thilén, Michael A Gatzoulis, Lars Søndergaard
Aims: Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic strategies have changed during the 2000s in conjunction with an emphasis on specialist follow-up. The aim of this study was to determine the cause-specific mortality in ES and evaluate any relevant changes between 1977 and 2015. Methods and results: This is a retrospective, descriptive multicentre study. A total of 1546 patients (mean age 38.7 ± 15.4 years; 36% male) from 13 countries were included...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356406/balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
REVIEW
Irene Lang, Bernhard C Meyer, Takeshi Ogo, Hiromi Matsubara, Marcin Kurzyna, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Eckhard Mayer, Philippe Brenot
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is thought to result from incomplete resolution of pulmonary thromboemboli that undergo organisation into fibrous tissue within pulmonary arterial branches, filling pulmonary arterial lumina with collagenous obstructions. The treatment of choice is pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) in CTEPH centres, which has low post-operative mortality and good long-term survival. For patients ineligible for PEA or who have recurrent or persistent pulmonary hypertension after surgery, medical treatment with riociguat is beneficial...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355597/endobronchial-valve-used-as-salvage-therapy-in-a-mechanically-ventilated-patient-with-intractable-life-threatening-haemoptysis
#19
Usha Lalla, Brian W Allwood, Soumitra Sinha Roy, Elvis M Irusen, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
Treatment options for intractable life-threatening haemoptysis in mechanically ventilated patients with structural lung disease who do not respond to bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) and who are deemed unfit for surgery are limited. A 26-year-old HIV-positive male with a poorly preserved CD4 count and active pulmonary tuberculosis was intubated and mechanically ventilated for persistent life-threatening haemoptysis. Two attempts at BAE failed, and life-threatening haemoptysis recurred daily for 14 days despite antituberculous therapy...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331271/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-trachea
#20
Ashish Varghese, Swati Suneha, John C Watkinson
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the second most common primary malignant tumor of the trachea, after squamous cell carcinoma. Patients present with upper airway obstructive symptoms and signs including dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, and stridor which are often insidious, delaying diagnosis and optimal management. Described here is an unusual case of primary ACC cervical trachea with concomitant micropapillary thyroid carcinoma (microPTC) in a middle-aged lady presenting with cough and breathing difficulty since 3 months...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
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