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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146725/rare-cause-of-adrenal-insufficiency
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Justin Ws Hii, Michael M Page, Andrew Wesseldine
A 72-year-old man presented with weight loss, night sweats and haemoptysis and was hypotensive. CT imaging showed rapidly enlarging bilateral adrenal masses, and he was found to have primary adrenal insufficiency. An adrenal gland biopsy revealed the rare diagnosis of primary adrenal lymphoma. This unique case highlights possible rare causes of adrenal masses and adrenal insufficiency, their investigation and management principles.
November 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063253/risk-factors-for-haemoptysis-after-percutaneous-transthoracic-needle-biopsies-in-4-172-cases-focusing-on-the-effects-of-enlarged-main-pulmonary-artery-diameter
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Eui Jin Hwang, Chang Min Park, Soon Ho Yoon, Hyun-Ju Lim, Jin Mo Goo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the risk factors for haemoptysis after cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)-guided percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB), particularly on whether the enlargement of main pulmonary artery diameter (mPAD) is a risk factor for PTNB-related haemoptysis. METHODS: 4,172 cases of CBCT-guided PTNBs in 3,840 patients were retrospectively included in this study. Various data including mPAD measured on preprocedural CT images were evaluated using logistic regression analyses to determine significant risk factors for both haemoptysis and severe haemoptysis, designated as when blood transfusion, vascular embolisation or cardiopulmonary resuscitation were required to manage patients with haemoptysis...
October 23, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029023/comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-for-inoperable-chronic-thrombo-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-long-term-effects-and-procedure-related-complications
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Tatsuo Aoki, Koichiro Sugimura, Shunsuke Tatebe, Masanobu Miura, Saori Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Yaoita, Hideaki Suzuki, Haruka Sato, Katsuya Kozu, Ryo Konno, Satoshi Miyata, Kotaro Nochioka, Kimio Satoh, Hiroaki Shimokawa
Aims: Although balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) improves haemodynamics and short-term prognosis in patients with inoperable chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the long-term effects of BPA, and procedure-related complications remain to be fully elucidated. Methods and results: From July 2009 to October 2016, we performed a total of 424 BPA sessions in 84 consecutive patients with inoperable CTEPH. We used 3D reconstructed computed tomography to determine target lesions of pulmonary arteries and optical computed tomography to select balloon size, if needed...
November 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989040/molecular-adequacy-of-image-guided-rebiopsies-for-molecular-retesting-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-single-centre-experience
#4
Nadza Tokaca, Sarah Barth, Mary O'Brien, Jaishree Bhosle, Nicos Fotiadis, Andrew Wotherspoon, Lisa Thompson, Sanjay Popat
INTRODUCTION: In the era of biomarker-driven systemic therapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the role of routine repeated biopsies for decision-making, outside EGFR mutant disease, remains unproven. We report our centre's experience of safety and adequacy for molecular retesting of tumour material obtained from image-guided lung rebiopsies in NSCLC. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-note analysis of patients undergoing image-guided lung rebiopsies at a single cancer centre between 2011-14...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980900/one-year-in-review-2017-beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome
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REVIEW
Gulen Hatemi, Emire Seyahi, Izzet Fresko, Rosaria Talarico, Vedat Hamuryudan
A meta-analysis showed that methodological differences in prevalence studies such as a sample survey design or census design may be responsible for some of the variance in BS prevalence reported across countries, in addition to a true geographic variation. Efforts towards developing a data driven core set of outcome measures for clinical trials is continuing. Multimodal imaging using color fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography is essential in visualising diagnostic features, detecting structural changes, and monitoring disease activity and response to treatment in Behçet's uveitis...
September 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971242/time-dependent-analysis-of-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-significance-of-pneumothorax-after-percutaneous-lung-biopsy
#6
Woo Hyeon Lim, Chang Min Park, Soon Ho Yoon, Hyun-Ju Lim, Eui Jin Hwang, Jong Hyuk Lee, Jin Mo Goo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the time-dependent incidence, risk factors and clinical significance of percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB)-related pneumothorax. METHODS: From January 2012-November 2015, 3,251 patients underwent 3,354 cone-beam CT-guided PLBs for lung lesions. Cox, logistic and linear regression analyses were performed to identify time-dependent risk factors of PLB-related pneumothorax, risk factors of drainage catheter insertion and those of prolonged catheter placement, respectively...
October 2, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950316/an-unsual-cause-of-haemoptysis
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Roopali Khanna, Vinod Kumar, Vivek Singh, Pravin K Goel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936998/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-hyperhomocysteinaemia-and-tuberculosis
#8
Ankush Chaudhary, Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi
An 18-year-old male presented to our hospital with complaints of episodic abdominal pain, dry cough and right pleuritic chest pain. He was diagnosed as a case of right tuberculous pleural effusion on the basis of the pleural fluid Genexpert report of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detected sensitive to rifampicin and was started on antituberculous therapy. Forty-five days later, he presented with acute onset breathlessness, swelling of the right leg, streaky haemoptysis and a fresh left-sided pleural effusion. Evaluation revealed venous thromboembolism (right lower lobar segment pulmonary embolism with right leg deep vein thrombosis)...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904006/the-crash-report-emergency-management-dilemmas-facing-acute-physicians-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Laura C Price, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Philip Marino, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Colm McCabe, Aleksander Kemnpy, Lorna Swan, Maria Boutsikou, Ahmed Al Zahrani, Gerry J Coghlan, Benjamin E Schreiber, Luke S Howard, Rachel Davies, Mark Toshner, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Alistair C Church, Andrew Peacock, Paul A Corris, James L Lordan, Sean Gaine, Robin Condliffe, David G Kiely, Stephen John Wort
Treatment of acute emergencies in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging. In the UK and Ireland, management of adult patients with PAH is centred in eight nationally designated pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres. However, many patients live far from these centres and physicians in local hospitals are often required to manage PAH emergencies. A committee of physicians from nationally designated PH centres identified the 'most common' emergency clinical scenarios encountered in patients with PAH...
November 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893673/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-as-salvage-treatment-for-pulmonary-echinococcus-granulosus-infection-with-acute-cyst-rupture
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Sören L Becker, Sebastian Fähndrich, Franziska C Trudzinski, Barbara Gärtner, Frank Langer, Torben K Becker, Robert Bals, Philipp M Lepper, Christian Lensch
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used successfully for the treatment of patients with respiratory failure due to severe infections. Although rare, parasites can also cause severe pulmonary disease. Tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus give rise to the development of cystic structures in the liver, lungs, and other organs. Acute cyst rupture leads to potentially life-threatening infection, and affected patients may deteriorate rapidly. The case of a young woman from Bulgaria who was admitted to hospital with severe dyspnoea, progressive chest pain, and haemoptysis is described...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889826/recombinant-factor-viia-as-a-rescue-therapy-in-severe-haemoptysis-in-a-patient-with-a-fontan-circulation
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Thomas W Mason, Andrew Retter, Gareth J Morgan
We describe the successful use of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in the control of massive haemoptysis in a 17-year-old patient with a Fontan circulation. The patient was intubated and ventilated in the ICU with deteriorating gas exchange. Conventional methods to control the haemoptysis were ineffective, and rFVIIa was successfully administered as a rescue therapy. rFVIIa is a powerful pro-thrombotic agent, which is only licensed in haemophiliacs with acquired inhibitors to anticoagulation. It has been used off-license in the treatment of massive haemorrhage, although a Cochrane review did not show any significant benefit; however, it may have a role as a rescue therapy where alternatives options have been exhausted after careful risk-benefit analysis...
September 11, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884072/ochroconis-gallopava-bronchitis-mimicking-haemoptysis-in-a-patient-with-bronchiectasis
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M Bernasconi, C Voinea, P M Hauser, L P Nicod, R Lazor
Ochroconis gallopava is an anamorphic mould characterized by slow growth rate and production of a maroon pigment, which has been isolated worldwide from soil, thermal springs, decaying vegetation, and chicken litter. It has been reported to cause localized, mostly pulmonary, and systemic infection in severely immunocompromised patients. We describe the case of a 76-year-old woman known for ulcerative colitis-related bronchiectasis treated with low dose oral steroids, who developed a fungal bronchitis with dark, bloody-like, sputum which was initially misinterpreted as haemoptysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867308/-use-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-cryptogenic-haemoptysis
#13
L Mhanna, E Noel-Savina, S Pontier, M Jaffro, N Guibert, C Hermant, G Plat, A Didier
Currently about 50% of cases of haemoptysis are thought to be cryptogenic. Haemorrhage from the pulmonary arterial system is rare and usually due to aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms, the radiological diagnosis of which is often difficult. We report here the case of a patient admitted with a heavy haemoptysis in whom the thoracic CT scan did not reveal the diagnosis. Bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound showed a vascular malformation of a branch of the pulmonary artery allowing a radiological embolisation...
September 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863876/-haemoptysis-and-a-radiological-image-that-appears-and-disappears
#14
M Sánchez-García, A M Sánchez-Reche, M B García-Andrés, J A Delgado-Casado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852519/fatal-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage-mimicking-acute-exacerbation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-treated-with-nintedanib
#15
Keishi Sugino, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Muneyuki Sekiya, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma
A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a 1-year history of persistent dry cough and progressive dyspnoea on exertion. He was treated with aspirin due to thrombosis of internal carotid artery. He was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)/usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), and started on inhaled N-acetylcysteine therapy and pirfenidone. Since his clinical condition progressively deteriorated after 6 months, he was switched from pirfenidone to nintedanib. As a result, his general condition worsened rapidly...
November 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831372/an-unusual-case-of-recurrent-chest-infections
#16
Taqua Dahab, Shahzaib Saleem, Dikshaini Gumani, Brian Casserly, Claire Sharkey, Frank Laghi, William Newmarch
This case presentation relates to a 53 year old male, cachectic in appearance, who presented with progressively worsening dyspnoea, cough, intermittent haemoptysis and a history of nasal dryness ongoing over five months. The patient had received multiple courses of oral antibiotics for suspected community acquired pneumonia with no significant improvement. He was referred to our Respiratory Department for further evaluation of his symptoms. His HRCT showed right middle lobe consolidation with central cavitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826456/chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-as-a-cause-of-smear-negative-tb-and-or-tb-treatment-failure-in-nigerians
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R O Oladele, N K Irurhe, P Foden, A S Akanmu, T Gbaja-Biamila, A Nwosu, H A Ekundayo, F T Ogunsola, M D Richardson, D W Denning
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) as an alternative diagnosis of smear-negative tuberculosis (TB) and treatment failure in TB patients in Nigeria. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional multicentre survey in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and negative adult patients at the end of their TB treatment in clinics in Lagos and Ilorin states. All were assessed using clinical examination, chest X-ray (CXR) and aspergillus immunoglobulin G (IgG) serology, and some for sputum fungal culture...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816212/scrub-typhus-a-prospective-observational-study-during-an-outbreak-in-rajasthan-india
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Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Moti Lal Bunkar, Savita Arya, Nitin Mirdha, Arif Mohd
BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus, a potentially fatal rickettsial infection, is common in India. It usually presents with acute febrile illness along with multi-organ involvement caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. As there was an outbreak of scrub typhus in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan and there is a paucity of data from this region, we studied this entity to describe the diverse epidemiological, clinico-radiological, laboratory parameters and outcome profile of patients with scrub typhus in a tertiary care hospital...
March 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794091/a-rare-cause-of-early-neonatal-cyanosis-absent-right-pulmonary-artery
#19
Avadhesh Joshi, Manish Kumar, Sumitha Arun, Mane Manisha Sheshrao
Unilateral absent right pulmonary artery is a rare developmental anomaly that usually presents in late childhood and adolescence as recurrent respiratory tract infections, dyspnoea and haemoptysis. We report a case of a 2-day-old baby with respiratory distress and differential cyanosis. Echocardiogram showed pulmonary hypertension with absent right pulmonary artery. The findings were confirmed by CT angiogram. The baby improved with pulmonary vasodilators and antifailure medications.
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783541/increasing-frequency-of-non-smoking-lung-cancer-presentation-of-patients-with-early-disease-to-a-tertiary-institution-in-the-uk
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Maria Elena Cufari, Chiara Proli, Paulo De Sousa, Hilgardt Raubenheimer, May Al Sahaf, Hema Chavan, Lynn Shedden, Zakiyah Niwaz, Maria Leung, Andrew G Nicholson, Vladimir Anikin, Emma Beddow, Niall McGonigle, Michael E Dusmet, Simon Jordan, George Ladas, Eric Lim
BACKGROUND: Never-smokers with lung cancer often present late as there are no established aetiological risk factors. The aim of the study is to define the frequency over time and characterise clinical features of never-smokers presenting sufficiently early to determine if it is possible to identify patients at risk. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data from a prospectively collected database of patients who underwent surgery. The frequency was defined as number of never-smokers versus current and ex-smokers by year...
October 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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