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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829494/pneumopericardium-pneumomediastinum-and-pneumorrachis-complicating-acute-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-in-children
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C Fantacci, P Ferrara, F Franceschi, A Chiaretti
OBJECTIVE: We report 2 children with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection complicated with spontaneous pneumopericardium (PP) and pneumomediastinum (PM), one also associated with pneumorrhachis (PR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two previously healthy children presented with fever, violent dry cough, dyspnea, and tachypnea. Chest X-ray and CT scans showed sizeable PP and PM in both patients. One of them also presented PR. Children were initially treated with intravenous antibiotics, antipyretics, and a cough sedative...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810113/an-unusual-presentation-of-an-unusual-disease-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#2
Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Maheedhar Gedela, Kashif Abbas Shaikh, Sujithasree Ketineni, Eric Larson
We report a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with unusual clinical presentation. The most common symptoms of spontaneous mediastinum are chest pain and shortness of breath. Our patient presented with neck swelling and change in voice, an unusual presentation for spontaneous pneumothorax. A 30-year-old previously healthy man presented with complaints of neck swelling and hoarseness of voice beginning after an intense coughing spell. He had no other complaints. He denied any trauma to the chest, nausea, vomiting, recent air travel, scuba diving or recreational drug use...
November 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752681/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-emphysema-and-pulmonary-bullae-associated-with-refractory-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-a-child
#3
Lilin Huang, Huajia Chen, Shumei Peng
We report a 21-month-old child with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (PM), emphysema, and pulmonary bullae caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. pneumoniae) pneumonia. The patient presented with stubborn dyspnea and wheezing although received integrated treatment, including anti-infection, anti-inflammation, and intravenous immunoglobulin. This case was unique in that pulmonary bullae kept increasing. PM and emphysema were refractory in our patient, which have been reported as benign and limited. Surgical intervention was implemented to ultimately cure the case...
July 28, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710303/intrapartum-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-and-surgical-emphysema-hamman-s-syndrome-in-a-30-year-old-woman-with-asthma
#4
Divya Bharathi Nagarajan, Malinga Dilhan Ratwatte, John Mathews, Mateen Siddiqui
The authors report a case of a 30-year-old nulliparous woman with a prior medical history of asthma who developed intrapartum pneumomediastinum with surgical emphysema during the second stage of labour. She was managed conservatively with supportive care and there was complete resolution of symptoms within 4 days. Clinical and radiological findings were consistent with Hamman's syndrome (spontaneous pneumomediastinum). This case reiterates the possibility of childhood asthma or a family history of asthma as being an associated risk factor for Hamman's syndrome and reminds us of the need to distinguish such clinical findings from more important and potentially life-threatening conditions such as oesophageal rupture, pulmonary embolism and aortic dissection that can present with similar findings...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708045/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-case-presentation-to-a-college-student-health-clinic
#5
P Hunter Spotts
The author describes a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) in a nineteen year old male presenting to a college student health clinic. The author also provides a review of SPM, including clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and management.
July 14, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580698/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-a-dermatomyositis-patient-with-anti-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-antibody-and-interstitial-lung-disease-despite-an-initial-response-to-immunosuppressant
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Chiu Wai Shirley Chan, Ho Yin Chung, Chak Sing Lau, Helen H L Tsang
We report a 24-year-old man with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene-5 (MDA5) antibody-positive dermatomyositis (DM) and interstitial lung disease (ILD) who developed spontaneous pneumomediastinum. By comparing serial thoracic high-resolution computed tomography scans, we demonstrated the distinct time course showing a paradoxical occurrence of pneumomediastinum despite a radiological improvement of ILD. Our case shows that pneumomediastinum in DM can occur regardless of associated ILD and it is a serious complication that should be considered in DM patients presenting with pulmonary manifestations...
June 4, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566594/the-effective-treatment-with-cyclosporine-of-a-ulcerative-colitis-patient-with-concurrent-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-who-subsequently-developed-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Tsutomu Iwasa, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Eikichi Ihara, Akira Aso, Tetsuhide Ito
Although extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases are not uncommon, few reports have described concurrent idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is also a rare complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). This report describes the case of a 14-year-old boy who experienced recurrent ulcerative colitis 3 months after temporary improvement following treatment with prednisolone (20 mg/day) and granulocyte/monocyte adsorption apheresis. His platelet counts decreased, suggesting ITP...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548623/pneumocystis-carinii-infection-with-severe-pneumomediastinum-and-lymph-node-involvement-in-a-whippet-mixed-breed-dog
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Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Andrea Klang, Sibylle Kneissl, Armin Pirker, Sarina Shibly, Stephanie von Ritgen, Herbert Weissenböck, Frank Künzel
A 3.5-y-old Whippet mixed-breed dog was presented with a history of respiratory distress, exercise intolerance, and generalized demodicosis. Hematologic alterations included marked leukocytosis and neutrophilia. Radiographic examination showed a diffuse interstitial and mild peripheral alveolar lung pattern and pneumomediastinum. Because the cytologic examination of the bronchoalveolar aspirate was not diagnostic and a persistent perforation of the upper respiratory tract could not be ruled out, the dog was submitted to thoracoscopy, and subsequently the left cranial lung lobe as well as mediastinal and sternal lymph nodes were resected...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538776/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-in-18-patients-during-the-last-12-years
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Patrícia Dionísio, Luís Martins, Susana Moreira, Alda Manique, Rita Macedo, Fátima Caeiro, Luísa Boal, Cristina Bárbara
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing factor was identified in most (88.9%) of the 18 patients who presented with SPM during the study period...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398888/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-after-uncomplicated-vaginal-delivery
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Caroline Kramarz, Catherine Longley, Deepa Srinivasan, Penny Law, Simon W Dubrey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396785/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-after-bench-press-training
#12
Tomoya Nishino
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is often associated with asthma and mainly affects adolescent males with a tall, thin body habitus. A 17-year-old man complained of chest and pharyngeal pain after bench press training and spontaneous pneumomediastinum was diagnosed. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chest pain of uncertain cause.
April 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393060/subcutaneous-emphysema-pneumomediastinum-and-pneumothorax-in-a-patient-with-dermatomyositis
#13
Mehdi Bakhshaee, Mohammad Hassan Jokar, Zahra Mirfeizi, Elham Atabati, Somayeh Tarighat
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema are rare, but serious complications of inflammatory myopathies and occur more commonly in DM than PM. complications of dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM), both of which can be fatal. CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old woman was admitted with neck pain, dyspnea, cough, and fever. She had been diagnosed with dermatomyositis 21 months prior. A thorax computed tomography (CT) scan revealed ground glass opacities in her lungs, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392636/subcutaneous-emphysema-after-shoulder-arthroscopy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Els S M Van Nieuwenhuyse, Bart Kerens, Jan Moens, Gunther Kiekens
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous emphysema (SE) and pneumomediastinum are rare complications after shoulder arthroscopy. CASE REPORT: A case is presented in which SE was seen after arthroscopic cuff repair. DISCUSSION: A review of current literature shows that SE after shoulder arthroscopy can be due to loco-regional anaesthesiology, endotracheal intubation, gas-forming infection, postoperative mobilisation or the arthroscopic procedure itself. During the procedure air can be sucked into the subacromial space due to suction and subsequently transferred into subcutaneous tissue by the positive pressure of the infusion pump...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382262/extensive-subcutaneous-emphysema-complicating-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#15
Mohammad Thawabi, Sarah Studyvin, Moh'd Al-Halawan, Amer Hawatmeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348951/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-a-rare-complication-of-methamphetamine-use
#16
Jessica Albanese, Cole Gross, Mohamed Azab, Sinziana Mahalean, Ranjit Makar
OBJECTIVE: To present an unusual case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum subsequent to recreational amphetamine use. CASE REPORT: A young African American adult male was admitted to internal medicine service for treatment of rhabdomyolysis secondary to methamphetamine use. On admission, he was complaining of chest pain in addition to nausea and generalized muscle aches. By his second hospital day, chest pain had resolved yet physical exam demonstrated crepitation of the anterior chest and left axilla...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340493/conservative-treatment-with-octreotide-to-provide-early-recovery-of-children-with-esophageal-perforation
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Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Kaan Sonmez, Abdullah Can Basaklar
Background The effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) in children with octreotide is highlighted. Methods Records of nine patients (seven boys and two girls with an average age of 5.83 ± 5.35 years) with EP were reviewed. Results EP developed in six patients during dilation of esophageal stenosis (five of six caused by caustic burns). In the other three patients, EP developed after nasogastric placement, after endotracheal intubation, and during endoscopy for foreign body...
March 24, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330688/management-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-are-hospitalization-and-prophylactic-antibiotics-needed
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Masatomo Ebina, Akira Inoue, Akihiro Takaba, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is defined as the presence of free air in the mediastinum without any apparent concomitant factors or disease. It is uncommon but usually benign and self-limiting. Generally, patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum are admitted to hospital, and occasionally, prophylactic antibiotics are administered to prevent mediastinitis. The purpose of this study was to describe practices concerning the feasibility of outpatient treatment and follow-up of spontaneous pneumomediastinum and the necessity of prophylactic antibiotics...
August 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316849/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-labor
#19
Mohamed Adnane Berdai, Said Benlamkadem, Smael Labib, Mustapha Harandou
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema also known as Hamman's syndrome is a very rare complication of labor that is often related to the valsalva maneuver during the labor. In most case, Hamman's syndrome is a self-limiting condition, rarely complicated unless there are underlying respiratory diseases. Chest X-ray can be a useful early diagnostic technique in severe clinical presentation. We report an uneventful pregnancy in a primigravid parturient, which was complicated in the late second stage of labor by the development of subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and mild pneumothorax...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283793/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-at-a-single-institution-for-10%C3%A2-years
#20
In-Hag Song, Seock Yeol Lee, Seung Jin Lee, Won Suk Choi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify appropriate method of diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) based on our experience. METHODS: The medical records of patients who were diagnosed with SPM and treated at our hospital between April 2006 and July 2015 were, retrospectively, analyzed. The data included characteristics of the patients, method of diagnosis, treatment and clinical course. RESULTS: Forty-five patients were diagnosed with SPM and treated at our hospital...
May 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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