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case report and aspiration pneumonia

Vera Spatenkova, Pavlina Krejzarova, Jaroslav Jedlicka
Introduction: Dysphagia is a risk factor for aspiration pneumonia and acute respiratory failure in acute stroke patients. Dysphagia lusoria is caused by compression on the esophagus from artery lusoria, when the aberrant right subclavian artery arises from the descending aortic arch. We present a rare case report of pre-stroke undiagnosed dysphagia lusoria as a cause of aspiration pneumonia with acute respiratory failure in a 67-year-old female patient admitted with a minor left intracerebral hemorrhage in the left basal ganglia...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Joe S Smith, Matthew Sheley, Munashe Chigerwe
Among members of the genus Bos, aspiration pneumonia has been described in domestic cattle ( Bos taurus and Bos indicus). In these species, aspiration pneumonia is most commonly a sequelae to oral administration of fluids or medications, as well as aspiration during procedures under anesthesia. Management of aspiration pneumonia secondary to complications from anesthesia for short duration surgical procedures is minimally reported in the Tibetan yak ( Bos grunniens). Although regurgitation under anesthesia has been reported in the yak, there are no reports of aspiration pneumonia treatment...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Hiroki Uchida, Yoshikazu Ogawa, Teiji Tominaga
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare clinical entity characterized by thickening of the dura mater without obvious underlying disease. High-dose steroid therapy is considered to be the first line for idiopathic HP, but half of patients show resistance for steroid therapy and suffer progressive clinical course. We describe low-dose methotrexate (MTX) administration for recurrent and steroid-resistant idiopathic HP resulting in noticeable improvement without severe adverse effects. A 51-year-old Japanese woman with dermatomyositis first presented with right retro-orbital pain caused by dural thickening in the sella and upper clivus involving the right trigeminal nerve, which was diagnosed as idiopathic HP by transsphenoidal biopsy...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
J E Jia, X D Jian, J Han
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January 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Momoka Tonan, Moritoki Egi, Nana Furushima, Satoshi Mizobuchi
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is one of the rare diseases. PSP is characterized by oculomotor dysfunction, postural instability, akinesia, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The major cause of death in patients with PSP is aspiration pneumonia. Considering these complications, spinal anesthesia is useful in patients with PSP. However, the potential harmful effects of spinal anesthesia including neurotoxicity of local anesthetics and neurologic complications for patients with PSP are unclear, because there has been no report...
2018: JA Clin Rep
J A A S Jayaweera, F Noordeen, S Kothalaweala, F N N Pitchai, M L M Rayes
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hMPV infections in Sri Lanka has not been reported and here we report a case series of hMPV infection in children less than 5 years. Patients with ARTI were included from Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura from March 2013 to August 2014. Indirect fluorescence assay was performed on nasopharyngeal aspirates for the identification of respiratory viruses [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus 1, 2 and 3, influenza A and B and hMPV]. Moreover, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was done to further confirm the hMPV infection...
February 14, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Osamu Shiraishi, Hiroaki Kato, Mitsuru Iwama, Yoko Hiraki, Atsushi Yasuda, Masayuki Shinkai, Motohiro Imano, Yutaka Kimura, Haruhiko Imamoto, Takushi Yasuda
The patient was a 58-year-old man suffering from dysphagia. He was diagnosed with T3 cervicalesophagealcancer that invaded the posterior hypopharyngealwal lwith lymph node metastasis. The patient received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (30 Gy with CDDP/5-FU), followed by larynx-preserving surgery(LPS)for cervicalesophagealcancer. Two techniques for successfulLPS consist of the dissections of cricopharyngealmuscl e and the inferior pharyngealsphincter, and the complete division of the bilateral infrahyoid muscles attached to the sternum(CDBIMS)...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yvonne Teuschl, Michaela Trapl, Paulina Ratajczak, Karl Matz, Alexandra Dachenhausen, Michael Brainin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: While formal screening for dysphagia following acute stroke is strongly recommended, there is little evidence on how multi-consistency screening and dietary modifications affect the rate of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). This observational study reports which factors affect formal screening on a stroke-unit and how dietary recommendations relate to SAP. METHOD: Analyses from a database including 1394 patients admitted with acute stroke at our stroke-unit in Austria between 2012 and 2014...
2018: PloS One
Vanessa Henriques, Diogo Costa Santos, Graça Lérias, Lucília Cáceres Monteiro
Iron pill-induced injury of bronchial mucosa is a complication following accidental aspiration of an iron tablet. Oral iron supplementation is a common therapy, particularly among advanced-age patients, who are more prone to aspiration. However, iron pill aspiration has been rarely reported in the literature, usually under the format of short case reports, with only 32 cases published in the literature. The cytologic features suspicious for this rare but potentially lethal entity have been seldom described...
January 16, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Nirmala Thomas, Roy J Mukkada, Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal, Nisha Narayanankutty
We describe the rare case of an infant with trisomy 21 who presented with recurrent vomiting and aspiration pneumonia and a failure to thrive. Infants with Down's syndrome have been known to have various problems in the gastrointestinal tract. In the esophagus, what have been described are dysmotility, gastroesophageal reflux and strictures. This infant on evaluation was found to have an esophageal web and simple endoscopic dilatation relieved the infant of her symptoms. No similar case has been reported in literature...
January 11, 2018: Children
Kohei Taniguchi, Syogo Takashima, Ryo Iida, Koshi Ota, Masahiko Nitta, Kazushi Sakane, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Nobukazu Ishizaka, Osamu Umegaki, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Akira Takasu
RATIONAL: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient systolic dysfunction of the left ventricular apex without stenosis of coronary arteries and is induced by various psychological and physical factors. TCM sometimes causes lethal complications such as arrhythmia, thrombogenesis, and even cardiac rupture, and thus it should be diagnosed appropriately and managed carefully. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are exposed to overstress during the treatment process and therefore can are at potential risk for TCM...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Daiki Uchida, Takamichi Yamamoto, Tomohiro Yamazoe, Kentaro Iijima, Ayataka Fujimoto, Hideo Enoki, Tokutaro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation(VNS)for patients with intractable epilepsy was approved by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2010. More than 1,500 VNS systems were implanted by the end of August 2016. The aim of the present report is to describe complications we experienced at our department and consider the way to avoid them. METHODS AND PATIENTS: We retrospectively reviewed 139 consecutive patients(122 new implantations and 17 reimplantations)between December 2010 and March 2016...
December 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Michele Ghezzi, Marta Odoni, Oriana Testagrossa, Daniela Messina, Jorge Daniel Ruocco, Camillo Lovati, Ahmad Kantar
Pneumonia in children due to hydrocarbon aspiration is usually the result of an uncommon accidental event. However, an acute and severe type of pneumonia induced by hydrocarbon aspiration is occasionally experienced by entertainers known as fire-eaters. Different approaches to treat fire-eater's pneumonia appear in the literature. Although there is no consensus regarding the management of this condition, the use of antibiotic therapy is well recognized and recommended by some, whereas others recommend only supportive treatment...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
J B Parr, A M Lachiewicz, D van Duin, P P Chong
Intestinal Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections are rare and can be challenging to diagnose. We describe a case of intestinal MAC infection in a kidney transplant recipient with 5 months of unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain who developed intestinal obstruction. Esophagoduodenoscopy with biopsies was performed but was nondiagnostic. Intestinal MAC was diagnosed via nasogastric aspirate culture results. The patient's symptoms rapidly improved after initiation of appropriate treatment, but he later died of aspiration pneumonia and candidemia...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Vidhi Jain, Nayani Amrin Fatema Afzal Hussain, Tasneem Siddiqui, Chinmoy Sahu, Malay Ghar, Kashi Nath Prasad
Introduction. Species of the genus Chryseobacterium are emerging healthcare-associated pathogens, often colonizing the hospital environment. There are no clear guidelines available for antimicrobial susceptibility of this organism. In this report we present the first case, to our knowledge, of simultaneous central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Chryseobacterium gleum from India. Case presentation. A 62 years old man with a history of a road traffic accident 1 month previously was referred to our center for further management...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
Akira Matsumoto, Yuji Kanaoka, Takeshi Baba, Reo Takizawa, Masayuki Hara, Koji Maeda, Katsunori Nishikawa, Yutaka Suzuki, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Takao Ohki
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from the thoracic aorta is potentially fatal in patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) was recently applied for aortic invasion by esophageal cancer. However, only a few case reports have been published. This study was performed to clarify the effectiveness and safety of TEVAR for patients with advanced esophageal cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 18 patients who underwent TEVAR for esophageal cancer...
November 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Ashraf Abugroun, Fatima Ahmed, Namrata Singh, Mojtaba Nadiri
We report a 72-year-old male with past medical history of stage IV squamous lung cancer treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy with gemcitabine/carboplatin. One year later, he presented with hemoptysis treated with another session of palliative radiotherapy. Two weeks later, patient developed aspiration pneumonia and further workup showed trachea-esophageal fistula documented by barium swallow. This case shows a rare complication of chemotherapy and radiation therapy on the setting of primary lung cancer...
October 2017: World Journal of Oncology
Tetsuro Akashi, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Risa Hashimoto
Gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is a common and serious complication in patients receiving enteral nutrition, making continuation of enteral nutrition difficult. Semi-solid enteral nutrients were developed to prevent feeding-related GER. Semi-solid enteral nutrients have high viscosity and, therefore, are typically administered through a large-diameter percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Recently, a new formula (Mermed® , Mermed Plus® ) was introduced that uses alginate, which behaves like a gelatin in acidic conditions...
October 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
Stella Pak, David Cha, Chloe Meyer, Christine Dee, Adam Fershko
Ludwig's angina is a diffuse cellulitis in the submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces, characterized by its propensity to spread rapidly to the surrounding tissues. Early recognition and treatment for Ludwig's angina are of paramount importance due to the myriad of complications that can occur in association with Ludwig's angina. Known complications of Ludwig's angina include carotid arterial rupture or sheath abscess, thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, mediastinitis, empyema, pericardial effusion, osteomyelitis of the mandible, subphrenic abscess, aspiration pneumonia, and pleural effusion...
August 21, 2017: Curēus
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Hiromi Oda, Hideki Motoyama, Masatsugu Hamaji, Toshi Menju, Akihiro Aoyama, Toshihiko Sato, Makoto Sonobe, Hiroshi Date
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is considered useful for the staging and diagnosis of lung cancer or thoracic lymph node enlargement; however, little is known about its complications. Between July 2009 and November 2016, 413 patients underwent EBUS-TBNA, and four complications (0.97%) occurred. Here we report four cases involving complications of EBUS-TBNA, including mediastinitis (n = 2), obstructive pneumonia (n = 1), and airway obstruction requiring admission to the intensive care unit (n = 1)...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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