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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669532/pulmonary-lymphangioleimyomatosis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-menopausal-woman
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Hong Hong, Ruiheng Yang, Xiuzhen Li, Mengjun Wang, Zhongchao Ma
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary lymphangioleimyomatosis (PLAM) is a rare disease involving lung. PLAM primarily affects young women, a characteristic it shares with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Estrogen has long been assumed to play an important role both in PLAM and SLE. We report a menopausal woman, who was found to have PLAM 1 year after she was diagnosed with SLE. Her chest radiograph was normal in the early phase of SLE. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Chinese woman was referred to our hospital in August 2014 because of swelling in both legs...
April 18, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630123/il-33-induced-inflammation-exacerbated-the-development-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-through-oxidative-stress
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S-C Zou, J Jiang, J Song
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at exploring the role of IL-33 in mouse chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its potential molecular mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mice model was established by cigarette smoking (CS). COPD mice were randomly assigned into PBS group and IL-33 antibody group. The peripheral blood and lung tissues of mice from two groups were collected for the following experiments. Pathological changes of the lung tissues in both groups were analyzed by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630082/pulmonary-hydatid-disease-with-aspergillosis-an-unusual-association-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Rahul Chanderhas Goyal, Ruchita Tyagi, Bhavna Garg, Atul Mishra, Neena Sood
Echinococcosis is a common cause of pulmonary cavities. Aspergillus fumigatus, a saprophytic fungus, can colonise pulmonary cavities caused by tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, echinococcosis, bronchiectasis and neoplasms. Infection by Aspergillus is often seen in immunosuppressed cases. However, co-infection of Aspergillus with pulmonary echinococcosis is unexpected and very unusual, especially in an immunocompetent patient. We present the case of a 45-year-old immunocompetent male who came with non-resolving pneumonia and fever for 8 months and dyspnoea since 15 days accompanied by recurrent episodes of hemoptysis since 5 days...
April 9, 2018: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629058/effect-of-propofol-and-isoflurane-on-gas-exchange-parameters-following-one-lung-ventilation-in-thoracic-surgery-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shima Sheybani, Alireza Sharifian Attar, Sogol Golshan, Shadi Sheibani, Majid Rajabian
Background: The use of anesthetic drugs with minimal inhibitory effects on the hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) could have a decisive role in preventing the hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation (OLV). Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of propofol and isoflurane on the changes in gas exchange parameters following OLV in thoracic surgery. Methods: This double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on patients who were candidates for elective right thoracotomy referred to the central operating room of Ghaem Hospital in Mashhad, Iran, during February 2016-2017...
February 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607273/recurrent-pneumocystis-pneumonia-with-uncommon-radiographic-presentation
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Ayushi Dixit, Rayhan Shariff, Sherleen Gandham, Ravi Bhavsar, Jazila Mantis, Victoria Vapnyar
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is a common opportunistic infection of the pulmonary parenchyma seen in the immunocompromised host. The clinical presentation and radiographic findings are varied, with the latter ranging from normal to bilateral ground-glass opacities with cyst formation. We present a case of a 46-year-old woman with a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with multiple treated prior episodes of PCP, who was found to have an impressive presentation on high-resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT)...
January 29, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607206/primary-lung-carcinoma-combined-with-pulmonary-amyloidosis-secondary-to-syphilis-infection
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Luo Zhao, Xiaohui Xu, Ye Zhang, Shanqing Li, Xiaohua Shi, Yushang Cui
A 55-year-old female patient was found to have a pulmonary nodule combined with multiple lung cysts detected on CT scan. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy was performed and the nodule showed adenocarcinoma while the whole left upper lobe showed a heavy deposition of amyloid. Syphilis infection was detected and was suspected contributing to secondary pulmonary amyloidosis. Although very rare, pulmonary amyloidosis should be added to the differential diagnosis for solid pulmonary nodules. Furthermore, widespread lung cysts located apart from pulmonary nodules is especially rare in pulmonary amyloidosis secondary to syphilis infection...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607163/clinico-radiological-features-and-efficacy-of-anti-fibrotic-agents-in-atypical-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Keishi Sugino, Hiroshige Shimizu, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Takuma Isshiki, Keiko Matsumoto, Sakae Homma
Background: Atypical idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) including multiple cysts or markedly atelectatic induration in upper lung predominance occasionally can confirm the diagnosis of IPF through a multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) between clinician, radiologist and, pathologist in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to clarify the differences in clinico-radiological characteristics and the efficacy of anti-fibrotic agents between atypical IPF and typical IPF. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the differences in clinico-radiological characteristics between patients with atypical IPF (n=44) and those with typical IPF (n=87) and examined efficacy of anti-fibrotic agents in atypical IPF...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602972/the-potential-role-of-toll-like-receptor-4-asp299gly-polymorphism-and-its-association-with-recurrent-cystic-echinococcosis-in-postoperative-patients
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Jafar Noori, Adel Spotin, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Tohid Kazemi, Ebrahim Sakhinia, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Firooz Shahrivar
The study of pathogenesis mechanisms of larval stages in the Taeniidae has recently focused on host genetic factors, particularly toll-like receptor (TLR) variations. However, the potential role of TLR4 polymorphism in hydatidosis has not yet been sufficiently elucidated in postoperative patients. In this case-control investigation, 80 patients from Iran, including 40 with acute hydatidosis (AH) and 40 with recurrent hydatidosis (RH), and 80 ethnically matched controls were evaluated from February 2015 to February 2017...
March 30, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594054/a-case-report-of-syndromic-multinodular-goitre-in-adolescence-exploring-the-phenotype-overlap-between-cowden-and-dicer1-syndromes
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Dorothée Bouron-Dal Soglio, Leanne de Kock, Richard Gauci, Nelly Sabbaghian, Elizabeth Thomas, Helen C Atkinson, Nicholas Pachter, Simon Ryan, John P Walsh, M Priyanthi Kumarasinghe, Karen Carpenter, Ayça Aydoğan, Colin J R Stewart, William D Foulkes, Catherine S Choong
Background: Hereditary tumour predisposition syndromes may increase the risk for development of thyroid nodules at a young age. We present the case of an adolescent female with Cowden syndrome who had some atypical phenotypic features which overlapped with the DICER1 syndrome. Material and Methods: A 17-year-old female presented with a 3-month history of progressive right neck swelling. Fine needle cytology of the thyroid revealed a follicular neoplasm with features suggestive of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma and she underwent a hemithyroidectomy...
January 2018: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580292/hermansky-pudlak-syndrome-type-2-manifests-with-fibrosing-lung-disease-early-in-childhood
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Meike Hengst, Lutz Naehrlich, Poornima Mahavadi, Joerg Grosse-Onnebrink, Suzanne Terheggen-Lagro, Lars Høsøien Skanke, Luise A Schuch, Frank Brasch, Andreas Guenther, Simone Reu, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Matthias Griese
BACKGROUND: Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS), a hereditary multisystem disorder with oculocutaneous albinism, may be caused by mutations in one of at least 10 separate genes. The HPS-2 subtype is distinguished by the presence of neutropenia and knowledge of its pulmonary phenotype in children is scarce. METHODS: Six children with genetically proven HPS-2 presented to the chILD-EU register between 2009 and 2017; the data were collected systematically and imaging studies were scored blinded...
March 27, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575136/diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-a-2-year-old-king-charles-cavalier-spaniel-using-the-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Ayeley A K Okine, Seth Chapman, Roger A Hostutler, Robert Livingston
A 2-year-old, female spayed, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel was presented for evaluation of dyspnea, inappetence, and lethargy. Thoracic radiographs revealed a moderate diffuse interstitial lung pattern affecting the perihilar and caudodorsal lung fields, and an echocardiogram revealed severe pulmonary hypertension. A bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed, and cytology revealed mixed inflammation with cysts and trophozoites consistent with Pneumocystis. Pneumocystis infection was later confirmed with PCR...
March 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523355/complicated-pulmonary-hydatid-cyst-with-pleural-and-airway-communication
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S Osorio Aira, M A Udaondo Cascante, J M Herrero Izquierdo, I M Otero Mongil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2018: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510429/perioperative-complications-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-procedures-in-neonates-and-infants
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Christoph Zoeller, Benno M Ure, Jens Dingemann
INTRODUCTION:  Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has gained broad acceptance among pediatric surgeons. Today, VATS can be regarded as a routine approach for various conditions in neonates and infants. However, there is a lack of information concerning the complications of thoracoscopic pulmonary surgery in neonates and infants. We aimed to review the available data. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496290/pulmonary-hydatid-cyst-a-characteristic-computed-tomography-finding
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Edson Marchiori, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 26, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492406/effect-of-cladribine-therapy-on-lung-cysts-in-pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Mouhamad Nasser, Julie Traclet, Vincent Cottin
Cladribine therapy may be beneficial in advanced forms of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, even that with multiple cystic changes http://ow.ly/yeLr30i0Tt6.
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441110/case-of-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-associated-with-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation-in-a-neonate
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Juneyoug Koh, Euiseok Jung, Se Jin Jang, Dong Kwan Kim, Byong Sop Lee, Ki-Soo Kim, Ellen Ai-Rhan Kim
Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM), previously known as congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, is a rare developmental lung abnormality associated with rhabdomyosarcoma, pleuropulmonary blastoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung. We report an unusual case of a 10-day-old male newborn with a left lower lobe pulmonary cyst who underwent lobectomy, which revealed type II CPAM complicated by multifocal mucinous adenocarcinoma. KRAS sequencing revealed a somatic mutation in Codon12 (GGT → GAT), suggesting the development of a mucinous adenocarcinoma in the background of mucinous metaplasia...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390328/foregut-duplication-cyst-a-novel-computed-tomography-finding-mimicking-a-small-bowel-hernia-a-case-report
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Ji Eun Choi, Soyeoun Lim, Chang Ryul Park, Hee Jeong Cha, Woon-Jung Kwon
RATIONALE: A foregut duplication cyst (FDC) is an uncommon congenital disease. This report presents a case of mediastinal foregut duplication cyst that mimicked a diaphragmatic small bowel hernia. PATIENT CONCERN: A 27-month-old girl was first referred for a mediastinal lesion found incidentally on a chest radiograph. At that time, our impression was cystic lung lesion such as congenital pulmonary airway malformation or pulmonary sequestration. At the age 6 years, she presented with recurrent vomiting...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357828/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-in-two-chinese-families-with-mutations-in-the-flcn-gene
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Xiaocan Hou, Yuan Zhou, Yun Peng, Rong Qiu, Kun Xia, Beisha Tang, Wei Zhuang, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant hereditary condition caused by mutations in the folliculin-encoding gene FLCN (NM_144997). It is associated with skin lesions such as fibrofolliculoma, acrochordon and trichodiscoma; pulmonary lesions including spontaneous pneumothorax and pulmonary cysts and renal cancer. METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral venous blood samples of the propositi and their family members. Genetic analysis was performed by whole exome sequencing and Sanger sequencing aiming at corresponding exons in FLCN gene to explore the genetic mutations of these two families...
January 22, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350368/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-traumatic-pulmonary-pseudocysts
#19
Seray Hazer, Umut Perçem Orhan Söylemez
BACKGROUND: Traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts (TPP) are rare complications of blunt chest trauma. The aim of this study is to increase the understanding of this rare entity with imaging and clinical parameters for preventing complications and determining the correct treatment approach by observing 15 cases. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical data and thoracic computed tomography scans of 185 patients who underwent examinations in our department after chest trauma between July 2014 and December 2015...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343557/dicer1-and-associated-conditions-identification-of-at-risk-individuals-and-recommended-surveillance-strategies
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Kris Ann P Schultz, Gretchen M Williams, Junne Kamihara, Douglas R Stewart, Anne K Harris, Andrew J Bauer, Joyce Turner, Rachana Shah, Katherine Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Ann Garrity Carr, Laura A Harney, Shari Baldinger, A Lindsay Frazier, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, David Malkin, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, Ashley Hill
Pathogenic germline DICER1 variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline DICER1 variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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