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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538019/if-background-lung-abnormalities-do-not-affect-the-presentation-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-is-lung-resection-always-justified
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Rocco Bilancia, Annabel J Sharkey, Amit Paik, David A Waller
BACKGROUND: The suggestion that spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) may result from diffuse porosity rather than discrete anatomic abnormality challenges the practice of targeted bullectomy. We assessed whether underlying pulmonary abnormalities are correlated or could be predicted from the mode of presentation, with potential implications for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 192 consecutive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery resections for SP (139 primary, 53 secondary) in 171 patients (115 male, age 36, range, 16 to 81)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523168/pleural-abrasion-should-not-routinely-preferred-in-treatment-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Zhenrong Zhang, Lanfang Du, Hongxiang Feng, Chaoyang Liang, Deruo Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to find out whether thoracoscopic bullectomy with pleural abrasion (BLPA) could lower the recurrence ratio in primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) patients compared with bullectomy alone. METHODS: All PSP patients who underwent video assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) bullectomy (120 bullectomy cases) or BLPA (225 BLPA cases) in our department between 2008.1 and 2013.12 were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical data, perioperative data, and follow-up information were collected...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416960/medical-thoracoscopy-in-pleural-disease-experience-from-a-one-center-study
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Soo Jung Kim, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Young Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure for exploration of the pleural cavity under conscious sedation and local anesthesia. MT has been performed at the Seoul National University Hospital since February 2014. This paper summarizes the findings and outcomes of MT cases at this hospital. METHODS: Patients who had undergone MT were enrolled in the study. MT was performed by pulmonologists, using both rigid and semi-rigid thoracoscopes...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406718/pleural-touch-preparations-and-direct-visualization-of-the-pleura-during-medical-thoracoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy
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Horiana B Grosu, Macarena R Vial, Erik Vakil, Roberto F Casal, George A Eapen, Rodolfo Morice, John Stewart, Mona G Sarkiss, David E Ost
RATIONALE: During diagnostic thoracoscopy, talc pleurodesis following biopsy is appropriate if the probability of malignancy is sufficiently high. Findings on direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy, rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE) of touch preparations (touch preps) of thoracoscopic biopsy specimens and preoperative imaging, may help predict the likelihood of malignancy; however, data on the performance of these methods are limited. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of ROSE of touch preps, direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy and preoperative imaging in diagnosing malignancy...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367161/evolution-of-medical-thoracoscopy-in-developing-countries
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EDITORIAL
Nasir Siddique, Tajwar Nasir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326176/medical-thoracoscopy-pleuroscopy-is-it-underutilized
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Deniz Koksal, Sevinc Sarinc Ulasli, Salih Emri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316788/chemical-pleurodesis-using-mistletoe-extracts-via-spray-catheter-during-medical-thoracoscopy-for-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Jung Seop Eom, Tae Hwa Kim, Geewon Lee, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Jeong Ha Mok, Min Ki Lee
We present three cases of successful chemical pleurodesis with a liquid solution of mistletoe extract using a spray catheter during medical thoracoscopy. The medical thoracoscopy was performed in all presented cases to remove pleural effusion and conduct chemical pleurodesis to manage symptomatic malignant pleural effusion. A spray catheter was used to instil the mistletoe extract evenly into the pleural cavity, and there were no pleurodesis-related complications. Respiratory symptoms caused by pleural effusion improved after pleurodesis, and successful pleurodesis was maintained for more than 3 months after medical thoracoscopy in all three patients...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284315/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-nonspecific-pleurisy-at-medical-thoracoscopy
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Yuan Yang, Yan-Bing Wu, Zhen Wang, Xiao-Juan Wang, Li-Li Xu, Zhao-Hui Tong, Huan-Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy is an effective and safe procedure for diagnosing pleural effusions of undetermined causes. But there are still a part of patients with pleural effusions were diagnosed as nonspecific pleurisy when no specific biopsy results were found after undergoing thoracoscopic biopsy. The long-term outcome of these patients is unclear, and anxieties about undiagnosed malignancy persist. METHODS: Between July 2005 and June 2014, medical thoracoscopy using the semi-rigid instrument was performed and pleural biopsy was taken in 833 patients with pleural effusions...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275489/medical-thoracoscopy-in-china-the-present-status-and-the-future
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REVIEW
Jing-Yuan Liu, Liang Xiong, Min Zhang, Shi-Yuan Shuai, Xiao-Shan Wei, Lin-Lin Ye, Qiong Zhou
Medical thoracoscopy (MT) refers to a minimally invasive procedure to inspect and perform a biopsy of the pleural space, as well as to perform therapeutic interventions, in a nonintubated patient under local anesthesia. This procedure provides the physician a window into the pleural space. Over the past two decades, MT has been developed very rapidly in China. We performed a review of the published data on MT in China, and estimated the present status, the challenges, and future perspectives of MT. From the data we conduct that MT is widely used well in China, not only in the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusions, but also in the management of pleural diseases, such as tuberculous pleural effusion, malignant pleural effusion and spontaneous pneumothorax...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103971/-surgical-treatment-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-under-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-%C3%A2-a-report-of-129-cases
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Tong Wang, Tiansheng Yan, Feng Wan, Shaohua Ma, Keyi Wang, Jingdi Wang, Jintao Song, Wei He, Jie Bai, Liang Jin
BACKGROUND: The development of image technology has led to increasing detection of pulmonary small nodules year by year, but the determination of their nature before operation is difficult. This clinical study aimed to investigate the necessity and feasibility of surgical resection of pulmonary small nodules through a minimally invasive approach and the operational manner of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: The clinical data of 129 cases with pulmonary small nodule of 10 mm or less in diameter were retrospectively analyzed in our hospital from December 2013 to November 2016...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043993/safety-and-reproducibility-of-virtual-assisted-lung-mapping-a-multicentre-study-in-japan
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Masaaki Sato, Taiji Kuwata, Keiji Yamanashi, Atsushi Kitamura, Kenji Misawa, Kota Imashimizu, Masashi Kobayashi, Masaki Ikeda, Terumoto Koike, Shinji Kosaka, Ryuta Fukai, Yasuo Sekine, Noritaka Isowa, Shin Hirayama, Hiroaki Sakai, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date, Jun Nakajima
OBJECTIVES: Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) is a preoperative bronchoscopic multispot dye-marking technique using virtual images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and reproducibility of VAL-MAP among multiple centres. METHODS: Selection criteria included patients with pulmonary lesions anticipated to be difficult to identify at thoracoscopy and/or those undergoing sub-lobar lung resections requiring careful determination of resection margins...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025056/nonmalignant-pleural-effusions-a-prospective-study-of-356-consecutive-unselected-patients
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Steven P Walker, Anna J Morley, Louise Stadon, Duneesha De Fonseka, David T Arnold, Andrew R L Medford, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion secondary to a nonmalignant cause can represent significant morbidity and mortality. Nonmalignant pleural effusion (NMPE) is common, with congestive heart failure representing the leading cause. Despite this, there are limited data on mortality risk and associated prognostic factors. METHODS: We recruited 782 consecutive patients presenting to a pleural service between March 2008 and March 2015 with an undiagnosed pleural effusion. Further analysis was conducted in 356 patients with NMPE...
May 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997741/advances-in-pleuroscopy
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REVIEW
Stavros Anevlavis, Marios E Froudarakis
OBJECTIVES: To describe the technique of pleuroscopy, its clinical uses such as diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion, treatment of pleural infection, treatment of pneumothorax and diagnosis and pleurodesis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Also to describe the newer techniques developed such as minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, narrow band imaging pleuroscopy, infrared pleuroscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy. DATA SOURCE: We searched the pubmed the last decade for publications with the key words pleuroscopy, medical thoracoscopy, pneumothorax and pleuroscopy, malignant pleural mesothelioma, minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984383/hippocrates-quoted-if-an-empyema-does-not-rupture-death-will-occur-is-medical-thoracoscopy-able-to-make-it-rupture-safely
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Georgia Hardavella, Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou, Ioannis Karampinis, Gerasimos Papavasileiou, Shereen Ajab, Mohammed Shafaat, Stavros Malagaris, Nikolaos Anastasiou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of medical thoracoscopy through a single port [single-port medical thoracoscopy (S-MT)] for the treatment of empyema thoracis in its early stages. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis reviewing the medical records of 84 patients referred for empyema and treated by medical thoracoscopy at our Thoracic Departments from January 2001 until November 2014. S-MT was performed under local anesthesia with neuroleptoanalgesia and spontaneous breathing using a single 1-cm incision for debridement and lavage of the pleural cavity...
January 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826218/instrumental-tactile-diagnostics-in-robot-assisted-surgery
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Rozalia F Solodova, Vladimir V Galatenko, Eldar R Nakashidze, Igor L Andreytsev, Alexey V Galatenko, Dmitriy K Senchik, Vladimir M Staroverov, Vladimir E Podolskii, Mikhail E Sokolov, Victor A Sadovnichy
BACKGROUND: Robotic surgery has gained wide acceptance due to minimizing trauma in patients. However, the lack of tactile feedback is an essential limiting factor for the further expansion. In robotic surgery, feedback related to touch is currently kinesthetic, and it is mainly aimed at the minimization of force applied to tissues and organs. Design and implementation of diagnostic tactile feedback is still an open problem. We hypothesized that a sufficient tactile feedback in robot-assisted surgery can be provided by utilization of Medical Tactile Endosurgical Complex (MTEC), which is a novel specialized tool that is already commercially available in the Russian Federation...
2016: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823841/minimally-invasive-repair-of-pectus-excavatum-in-children-results-of-a-modified-nuss-procedure
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A Durry, C Gomes Ferreira, T Tricard, P Gicquel, F Becmeur
INTRODUCTION: Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common deformity of the anterior thoracic wall. The Nuss technique allows the thorax to be reshaped with the aid of a retrosternal metallic bar. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the complication rate between the original Nuss technique and a lightly modified approach. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We performed a retrospective single-center observational study based on the medical files of patients operated for PE in the Pediatric Surgery Unit between July 2004 and July 2015...
November 4, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805531/postoperative-pleural-effusions-after-orthotopic-heart-transplant-cause-clinical-manifestations-and-course
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Gaye Ulubay, Elif Küpeli, Balam Er Dedekargınoğlu, Şerife Savaş Bozbaş, Mahal Alekberov, Özlem Salman Sever, Atilla Sezgin
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pleural effusions are common in patients who undergo cardiac surgery and orthotopic heart transplant. Postoperative pleural effusions may also occur as postcardiac injury syndrome. Most of these effusions are nonspecific and develop as a harmless complication of the surgical procedure itself and generally have a benign course. Here, we investigated the cause and clinical and laboratory features of postoperative early and late pleural effusions in orthotopic heart transplant patients...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789902/a-36-year-old-female-with-recurrent-left-sided-pleural-effusion-a-rare-case-of-mediastinal-lymphangioma
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Rajesh N Swarnakar, Jetendra D Hazarey, Chetan Dhoble, Bhavesh Vaghani, Alaine S Ainsley, James F Khargie, Lorena Likaj
BACKGROUND Lymphangioma is an atypical non-malignant, lymphatic lesion that is congenital in origin. Lymphangioma is most frequently observed in the head and neck, but can occur at any location in the body. About 65% of lymphangiomas are apparent at birth, while 80-90% are diagnosed by two years of age. Occurrence in adults is rare, as evidenced by less than 100 cases of adult lymphangiomas reported in the literature. CASE REPORT A 36-year-old Indian woman with a medical history of recurrent pleural effusions presented with chief complaints of dyspnea on exertion for one year and a low-grade fever for one month...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783148/risk-factors-for-thoracic-and-spinal-deformities-following-lung-resection-in-neonates-infants-and-children
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Satoshi Makita, Kenitiro Kaneko, Yasuyuki Ono, Hiroo Uchida
PURPOSE: We aimed to identify the risk factors for thoracic and spinal deformities following lung resection during childhood and to elucidate whether thoracoscopic surgery reduces the risk of complications after lung resection. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the medical records of all pediatric patients who underwent lung resection for congenital lung disease at our institution between 1989 and 2014. RESULTS: Seventy-four patients underwent lung resection during the study period and were followed-up...
October 25, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783022/new-trends-in-interventional-pulmonology
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Angela Roberts Selzer, Matthew Murrell, Eugene Shostak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the field of interventional pulmonology continues to expand and develop at a rapid pace, anesthesiologists are increasingly called upon to provide well tolerated anesthetic care during these procedures. These patients may not be candidates for surgical treatment and often have multiple comorbidities. It is important for anesthesiologists to familiarize themselves with these procedures and their associated risks and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The scope of the interventional pulmonologist's practice is varied and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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