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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635203/post-pneumonectomy-and-post-lobectomy-syndromes-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Grigoris Stratakos, Vlassis Vitsas, Nikos Koufos, Charalambos Zissis, Philip Emmanouil, Nikos Koulouris
The post-pneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication consisting of rotation and herniation of the mediastinal structures, the remaining lung and the respective bronchi, into the contralateral hemithorax. This situation may produce symptomatic airway obstruction and varies in its presentation and severity. We describe one case of right and one of left pneumonectomy syndrome as well as one case of post-lobectomy syndrome. We review the literature on the pathophysiology, the clinical, radiological and bronchoscopic characteristics of this rare entity and discuss all available therapeutic alternatives...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629578/endobronchial-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-localized-long-continuous-bronchial-thickening-on-ct
#2
Yoonah Song, Yo Won Choi, Seung Sam Paik, Dae Hee Han, Kyo Young Lee
OBJECTIVE: To report pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas presenting as localized, long, continuous, bronchial thickening on computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study comprised five men (mean age, 66 years; range, 60-79 years) with pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma, including two (0.6%) selected from 310 consecutive patients with the diagnosis. Inclusion criteria were as follows: histological diagnosis obtained from thickened bronchi; continuous bronchial thickening >5cm in longitudinal extension on CT...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605742/endotoxin-exposure-increases-ll-37-but-not-calprotectin-in-healthy-human-airways
#3
Margaretha E Smith, Marit Stockfelt, Sara Tengvall, Peter Bergman, Anders Lindén, Ingemar Qvarfordt
RATIONALE: The antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) LL-37 and calprotectin are important players in the innate immunity of human airways. In patients with diseases characterized by bacterial colonization, the airway concentrations of these AMPs are increased. Less is known about their presence and release patterns in healthy humans. Our aim was to determine whether LL-37 and calprotectin are released after the activation of the innate immune response in the peripheral airways. METHODS: Healthy volunteers underwent exposure to endotoxin and vehicle in contralateral segment bronchi...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603907/a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-low-cost-3d-printed-bronchoscopy-simulator
#4
T H Pedersen, J Gysin, A Wegmann, M Osswald, S R Ott, L Theiler, R Greif
Low-fidelity, simulation-based psychomotor skills training is a valuable first step in the educational approach to mastering complex procedural skills. We developed a cost-effective bronchial tree simulator based on a human thorax computed tomography scan using rapid-prototyping (3D-print) technology. This randomised, single-blind study evaluated how realistic our 3D-printed simulator would mimic human anatomy compared with commercially available bronchial tree simulators (Laerdal(®) Airway Management Trainer with Bronchial Tree and AirSim Advance Bronchi, Stavanger, Norway)...
June 12, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603828/profile-of-bone-malignancy-among-rheumatology-inpatients-in-lom%C3%A3-togo
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Kodjo Kakpovi, Owonayo Oniankitan, Messanvi Kpoti, Prénam Houzou, Viwalé Es Koffi-Tessio, Komi C Tagbor, Eyram Fianyo, Moustafa Mijiyawa
BACKGROUND: The incidence of bone malignancy in adulthood seems poorly known in Black Africa. AIM: To determine the epidemiological, clinical, and paraclinical profile of bone malignancy in patients admitted to the Rheumatology Department in Lomé (Togo). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted over 19 years on records of hospital patients admitted for bone malignancy. RESULTS: One hundred sixty-six of 2018 (8.2%) patients (98 men and 68 women) admitted suffered from bone malignancy...
August 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577160/fascial-reinforcement-fixing-the-bronchi-to-the-heart-its-anatomy-and-clinical-significance
#6
Kozo Nakanishi, Hidenori Goto, Tomokazu Ito
PURPOSE: The details of the mediastinal fascia have been scarcely described and the bronchopericardial membrane is the only known structure that is present between the bronchi and the pericardium. However, the anatomical description of this structure is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the fascial structures between the bronchi and the pericardium based on surgical findings. METHODS: The connective tissues in the mid-mediastinum were observed surgically when lung lobectomy, including mediastinal lymph node dissection for lung cancer, was performed at our institute from April 2011 to March 2016...
June 2, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574994/follistatin-like-1-fstl1-is-required-for-the-normal-formation-of-lung-airway-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-at-birth
#7
Xue Liu, Yingying Liu, Xiaohe Li, Jing Zhao, Yan Geng, Wen Ning
Fstl1, a secreted protein of the BMP antagonist class, has been implicated in the regulation of lung development and alveolar maturation. Here we generated a Fstl1-lacZ reporter mouse line as well as a Fstl1 knockout allele. We localized Fstl1 transcript in lung smooth muscle cells and identified Fstl1 as essential regulator of lung smooth muscle formation. Deletion of Fstl1 in mice led to postnatal death as a result of respiratory failure due to multiple defects in lung development. Analysis of the mutant phenotype showed impaired airway smooth muscle (SM) manifested as smaller SM line in trachea and discontinued SM surrounding bronchi, which were associated with decreased transcriptional factors myocardin/serum response factor (SRF) and impaired differentiation of SM cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562735/dieulafoy-s-disease-of-the-bronchial-tree-a-case-report
#8
Massoud Baghai Wadji, Athena Farahzadi
CONTEXT: Dieulafoy's disease of the bronchial tree is a very rare condition. Few cases have been reported in the literature. It can be asymptomatic or manifest with massive hemoptysis. This disease should be considered among heavy smokers when recurrent massive hemoptysis is present amid otherwise normal findings. The treatment can be arterial embolization or surgical intervention. CASE REPORT: A 16-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department due to hemoptysis with an unknown lesion in the bronchi...
May 29, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555112/caveolin-1-functional-insights-into-its-role-in-muscarine-and-serotonin-induced-smooth-muscle-constriction-in-murine-airways
#9
Maryam Keshavarz, Heike Schwarz, Petra Hartmann, Silke Wiegand, Melanie Skill, Mike Althaus, Wolfgang Kummer, Gabriela Krasteva-Christ
An increased bronchoconstrictor response is a hallmark in the progression of obstructive airway diseases. Acetylcholine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) are the major bronchoconstrictors. There is evidence that both cholinergic and serotonergic signaling in airway smooth muscle (ASM) involve caveolae. We hypothesized that caveolin-1 (cav-1), a structural protein of caveolae, plays an important regulatory role in ASM contraction. We analyzed airway contraction in different tracheal segments and extra- and intrapulmonary bronchi in cav-1 deficient (cav-1-/-) and wild-type mice using organ bath recordings and videomorphometry of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MCD) treated and non-treated precision-cut lung slices (PCLS)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546748/bronchiectasis-in-copd-patients-more-than-a-comorbidity
#10
Miguel Angel Martinez-Garcia, Marc Miravitlles
Computed tomography scan images have been used to identify different radiological COPD phenotypes based on the presence and severity of emphysema, bronchial wall thickening, and bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is defined as an abnormal dilation of the bronchi, usually as a result of chronic airway inflammation and/or infection. The prevalence of bronchiectasis in patients with COPD is high, especially in advanced stages. The identification of bronchiectasis in COPD has been defined as a different clinical COPD phenotype with greater symptomatic severity, more frequent chronic bronchial infection and exacerbations, and poor prognosis...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546015/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-japan-a-nationwide-survey
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Tsuyoshi Oguma, Masami Taniguchi, Terufumi Shimoda, Katsuhiko Kamei, Hiroto Matsuse, Akira Hebisawa, Noboru Takayanagi, Satoshi Konno, Koichi Fukunaga, Kazuki Harada, Jun Tanaka, Katsuyoshi Tomomatsu, Koichiro Asano
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an allergic pulmonary disease characterized by a hypersensitivity reaction to Aspergillus species colonizing the airways. The clinical characteristics of ABPA may differ depending on genetic and environmental background. We performed a nationwide survey to determine the clinical characteristics of ABPA in Japan. METHODS: In 2013, a questionnaire on physician-diagnosed ABPA/allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis was sent to 903 medical centers specializing in respiratory or allergic diseases...
May 23, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542051/critical-airway-stenosis-in-an-adolescent-male-with-pompe-disease-and-thoracic-lordosis-a-case-report
#12
B Randall Brenn, Mary T Theroux, Suken A Shah, William G Mackenzie, Robert Heinle, Mena T Scavina
An adolescent male with late-onset Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II) presented with a history of restrictive airway disease and a near-cardiorespiratory arrest during anesthesia for a liver biopsy initially thought to be due to bronchospasm. During a subsequent posterior spinal fusion procedure, he suffered cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in the procedure being aborted. Bronchoscopy performed shortly after resuscitation revealed an undiagnosed narrowing of the distal trachea and bronchi. This is the first description of a patient with lateonset Pompe disease with undiagnosed critical tracheal stenosis due to the progression of thoracic lordosis, which was ultimately relieved by posterior spinal fusion...
May 23, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541755/epinephrine-but-not-vasopressin-attenuates-the-airway-response-to-anaphylactic-shock-in-rats
#13
Feng Zheng, Ruxandra Copotoiu, Charles Tacquard, Bruno Demoulin, Jean Marc Malinovsky, Bruno Levy, Dan Longrois, Grégoire Barthel, Paul Michel Mertes, François Marchal, Silvia Demoulin-Alexikova, Olivier Collange
PURPOSE: The two life-threatening signs of anaphylactic shock (AS) are severe arterial hypotension and bronchospasm. Guidelines recommend epinephrine as first-line treatment. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been proposed as an alternative if epinephrine does not correct arterial hypotension. These two drugs may have beneficial, neutral or deleterious effects on airflow either directly or by modifying factors that regulate vasodilatation and/or edema in the bronchial wall. AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare the effects of epinephrine and AVP on airflow and airway leakage in a rat model of AS...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536221/middle-lobe-syndrome-an-intriguing-presentation-of-tracheobronchial-amyloidosis
#14
Shekhar Kunal, Shashi Dhawan, Arvind Kumar, Ashok Shah
Pulmonary involvement in amyloidosis is a distinct rarity. This clinical entity usually presents as tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA). A 32-year-old, never-smoker man presented with episodic dyspnoea and wheezing along with cough and mucoid sputum. The chest radiograph was suggestive of a middle lobe syndrome (MLS). High-resolution CT (HRCT) of the chest confirmed the presence of MLS. In addition, HRCT showed circumferential thickening of the trachea and the main bronchi, with thickening of the posterior membranous wall of trachea...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530073/-red-herring-complaints-in-an-eighteen-years-old-female-with-a-hydatid-cyst-of-the-lung
#15
Nasser Nadim
Brain and eye hydatid cysts are early symptomatic, as opposed to those developing in other organs, including lungs, where they remain asymptomatic through adolescence, even to adulthood, due to their slow growth. Hence, discovering that patients have lung hydatid cyst occurs, frequently, during random chest imaging. Up to thirty percent of pulmonary echinococcal cysts may rupture spontaneously, after chest or abdominal trauma. The main lung hydatidosis complaints, such as dyspnea and chest pain, are caused by the reduction of the functional area of the lung, expectoration of the tapeworm cystoides into the bronchial tree, or by compression of surrounding structures...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512417/a-case-of-paraneoplastic-cushing-syndrome-presenting-as-hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar-nonketotic-syndrome
#16
Christina E Brzezniak, Nicole Vietor, Patricia E Hogan, Bryan Oronsky, Bennett Thilagar, Carolyn M Ray, Scott Caroen, Michelle Lybeck, Neil Oronsky, Corey A Carter
Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that mainly arise in the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and bronchi. Bronchopulmonary carcinoids have been associated with Cushing syndrome, which results from ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion. We report the case of a 65-year-old man, a colonel in the US Air Force, with metastatic bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors treated on a clinical trial who was hospitalized for complaints of increasing thirst, polydipsia, polyuria, weakness, and visual changes...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502415/effects-of-acute-psychological-stress-induced-in-laboratory-on-physiological-responses-in-asthma-populations-a-systematic-review
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Annik Plourde, Kim L Lavoie, Candace Raddatz, Simon L Bacon
BACKGROUND: Psychological stress has long been suspected to have a deleterious effect on asthma, with acute psychological stress being associated with physiological responses in asthma patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a narrative synthesis of the impact of acute laboratory psychological stress on physiological responses among asthma patients. METHODS: An extensive search was conducted by two independent authors using Pubmed, PsycINFO, PsyArticles and the Cochrane Library electronic databases (up to September 2016)...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491443/ct-findings-in-two-cats-with-broncholithiasis
#18
Patrick Byrne, James S Berman, Graeme Sutcliffe Allan, Jennifer Chau, Vanessa R Barrs
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: Chronic inflammatory airway disease with secondary broncholithiasis was diagnosed in two cats from CT and bronchoalveolar lavage cytological findings. In one cat with progressively worsening lower respiratory tract signs, more than 80 discrete, highly attenuating endobronchial opacities were detected on thoracic CT. The broncholiths were distributed throughout the right middle, and left and right caudal lung lobes, and the caudal part of the left cranial and accessory lobes...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487171/an-in-vitro-study-examining-the-duration-between-deep-inspirations-on-the-rate-of-renarrowing
#19
Samuel Mailhot-Larouche, Katherine Lortie, David Marsolais, Nicolas Flamand, Ynuk Bossé
The factors altering the bronchodilatory response to a deep inspiration (DI) in asthma are important to decipher. In this in vitro study, we investigated the effect of changing the duration between DIs on the rate of force recovery post-DI in guinea pig bronchi. The airway smooth muscle (ASM) within the main bronchi were submitted to length oscillation that simulated tidal breathing in different contractile states during 2, 5, 10 or 30min prior to a larger length excursion that simulated a DI. The contractile states of ASM were determined by adding either methacholine or isoproterenol...
May 6, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#20
Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
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