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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053224/programmed-death-ligand-1-testing-of-lung-cancer-cytology-specimens-obtained-with-bronchoscopy
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Sean P Stoy, Lauren Rosen, Jeffrey Mueller, Septimiu Murgu
BACKGROUND: Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression testing is recommended by guidelines for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The primary objective of the current study was to determine the success rate of PD-L1 testing from cytology cell block samples obtained by bronchoscopic needle aspiration. The secondary objective was the assessment of the difference in specimen adequacy acquired via needles of different gauges. METHODS: Patients with NSCLC who underwent bronchoscopic needle aspirations for which PD-L1 testing was requested between November 1, 2016, and February 6, 2017, were included in the current analysis...
October 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043420/lung-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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REVIEW
Jacob A M Stadler, Savvas Andronikou, Heather J Zar
Ultrasound (US) has been proposed as an alternative first-line imaging modality to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia in children. Lung US has the potential benefits over chest radiography of being radiation free, subject to fewer regulatory requirements, relatively lower cost and with immediate bedside availability of results. However, the uptake of lung US into clinical practice has been slow and it is not yet included in clinical guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the equipment and techniques used to perform lung US in children with suspected pneumonia and the interpretation of relevant sonographic findings...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042977/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-a-novel-nanoparticle-contrast-agent-for-clinical-diagnosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Na Li, Lu Han, Hui Jing
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) initiates in the non-small cells of the lung and is one of the most common types of human cancer. It is known for its rapid growth, easy migration, invasion and reoccurrence, and has the highest incidence rate of all types of cancer. Early detection of NSCLC is difficult to achieve and this is the primary reason for low survival rates in NSCLC. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is the most common application for evaluating patients diagnosed with NSCLC. In the present study, a contrast-enhanced ultrasound combined with nanoparticles was performed with the aim of identifying patients with NSCLC at an early stage...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041924/the-value-of-repeat-radial-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-after-initial-non-diagnostic-results-in-patients-with-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions
#4
Chun-Ta Huang, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chao-Chi Ho, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: Radial-probe endobronchial ultrasound (rEBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy (TBB) is invaluable in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs); however, in certain instances, the procedure has to be repeated because of initial non-diagnostic procedure(s). Little if any literature has been published on this issue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the utility of repeat rEBUS-guided TBB in achieving a definitive diagnosis of PPLs. METHODS: All patients who underwent rEBUS-guided TBB of PPLs at National Taiwan University Hospital between 2011 and 2015 and had a repeat procedure after non-diagnostic initial procedures were identified as the study subjects...
October 17, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039883/volume-targeted-versus-pressure-limited-ventilation-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Claus Klingenberg, Kevin I Wheeler, Naomi McCallion, Colin J Morley, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND: Damage caused by lung overdistension (volutrauma) has been implicated in the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Modern neonatal ventilation modes can target a set tidal volume as an alternative to traditional pressure-limited ventilation (PLV) using a fixed inflation pressure. Volume-targeted ventilation (VTV) aims to produce a more stable tidal volume in order to reduce lung damage and stabilise the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether VTV compared with PLV leads to reduced rates of death and death or BPD in newborn infants and to determine whether use of VTV affected outcomes including air leak, cranial ultrasound findings and neurodevelopment...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038505/punctate-white-matter-lesions-associated-with-altered-brain-development-and-adverse-motor-outcome-in-preterm-infants
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Nora Tusor, Manon J Benders, Serena J Counsell, Phumza Nongena, Moegamad A Ederies, Shona Falconer, Andrew Chew, Nuria Gonzalez-Cinca, Joseph V Hajnal, Sunay Gangadharan, Vasiliki Chatzi, Karina J Kersbergen, Nigel Kennea, Denis V Azzopardi, A David Edwards
Preterm infants who develop neurodevelopmental impairment do not always have recognized abnormalities on cerebral ultrasound, a modality routinely used to assess prognosis. In a high proportion of infants, MRI detects punctate white matter lesions that are not seen on ultrasonography. To determine the relation of punctate lesions to brain development and early neurodevelopmental outcome we used multimodal brain MRI to study a large cohort of preterm infants. Punctate lesions without other focal cerebral or cerebellar lesions were detected at term equivalent age in 123 (24...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037612/lung-ultrasound-for-cardiogenic-shock-in-va-ecmo
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Javier Rodríguez-Fanjul, Julio Moreno Hernando, Joan Sánchez-de-Toledo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030754/postural-lung-recruitment-assessed-by-lung-ultrasound-in-mechanically-ventilated-children
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Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M Acosta, Stephan H Böhm, Andreas D Waldmann, Carlos Ferrando, Manuel Perez Marquez, Fernando Suarez Sipmann
BACKGROUND: Atelectasis is a common finding in mechanically ventilated children with healthy lungs. This lung collapse cannot be overcome using standard levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and thus for only individualized lung recruitment maneuvers lead to satisfactory therapeutic results. In this short communication, we demonstrate by lung ultrasound images (LUS) the effect of a postural recruitment maneuver (P-RM, i.e., a ventilatory strategy aimed at reaerating atelectasis by changing body position under constant ventilation)...
October 13, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019812/venous-thromboembolism-after-adult-lung-transplantation-a-frequent-event-associated-with-lower-survival
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Manuel L Ribeiro Neto, Marie Budev, Daniel A Culver, C Randall Lane, Marcelo Gomes, Xiao-Feng Wang, Paulo Novis Rocha, Mitchell A Olman
BACKGROUND: The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after lung transplantation (LTX) varies significantly across studies. Two studies have suggested that these thrombotic events are associated with a lower posttransplant survival. Herein, we sought to determine the incidence, predictors and impact of VTE on survival after LTX at a quaternary referral center. METHODS: This was a large cohort study of LTX recipients. Key outcome parameters were time to VTE after transplant and survival...
October 10, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994140/fetal-lung-volume-and-pulmonary-artery-changes-in-congenital-heart-disease-with-decreased-pulmonary-blood-flow-quantitative-ultrasound-analysis
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Yong Guo, Xiaowei Liu, Xiaoyan Gu, Ye Zhang, Lin Sun, Yihua He
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that congenital heart disease with decreased pulmonary blood flow (CHD-DPBF) may affect postnatal lung morphogenesis and function. However, there has been a lack of information regarding the impact of CHD-DPBF on prenatal fetal lung development. METHODS: Fifty-four fetuses with CHD-DPBF were compared with 110 controls. Fetal lung volume (FLV) was estimated using three-dimensional ultrasonography (3D-US). Estimated fetal weight (EFW) and McGoon index (MGI) were estimated using two-dimensional ultrasonography (2D-US)...
October 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993991/pocus-in-perioperative-medicine-a-north-american-perspective
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Lorenzo De Marchi, Massimiliano Meineri
Ultrasound (US) performed at the point of care has found fertile ground in perioperative medicine. In the hands of anesthesiologists, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become established as a powerful diagnostic and monitoring tool in the perioperative care of cardiac and non-cardiac patients. A number of point-of-care US (POCUS) applications are relevant to perioperative care, including airway, cardiac, lung and gastric US. Although guidelines exist to define the scope of practice for basic and advanced TEE, there remains a lack of such guidelines for perioperative point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), despite a number of recent calls for action in the academic anesthesia community...
October 9, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992906/renal-amyloidosis-associated-with-kartagener-syndrome-in-a-dog
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Bartolo Celona, Chiara Crinò, Carmelo Bruno, Simona Di Pietro, Elisabetta Giudice
A 4-year-old cocker spaniel, male, of 12kg body weight was presented because of the onset of polyuria or polydipsia. From the first months of its life, the dog had exhibited constant serous to mucopurulent nasal discharge, productive cough, sneezing, reverse sneezing, otitis, and recurrent episodes of fever. The respiratory signs had been treated several times with antibiotics, without ever achieving a complete resolution. Clinical examination revealed normal rectal temperature (38.3°C), increased respiratory rate (40breaths/min), a copious mucous nasal discharge and right deviation of the heart apex beat (ictus cordis)...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990161/real-time-ultrasound-guided-axillary-vein-cannulation-in-children-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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E-H Kim, J-H Lee, I-K Song, H-S Kim, Y-E Jang, S-N Choi, J-T Kim
The axillary vein is a good site for ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation in terms of infection rate, patient comfort and its anatomical relationship with the clavicle and lungs. We compared real-time ultrasound-guided axillary vein cannulation with conventional infraclavicular landmark-guided subclavian vein cannulation in children. A total of 132 paediatric patients were randomly allocated to either ultrasound-guided axillary vein (axillary group) or landmark-guided subclavian vein (landmark group)...
October 9, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986658/multifocal-metastatic-chordoma-to-the-soft-tissues-of-the-fingertips-a-case-report-including-sonographic-features-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Zachary Smith, Nicole Girard, Barry G Hansford
Chordoma is a rare, locally aggressive tumor which commonly metastasizes, most often to the lung, liver, and spine. In this case report, a 59-year-old male with history of sacral chordoma and pulmonary metastases presented to the emergency department with swelling and discoloration of multiple left fingertips. The initial radiographs led to a presumptive diagnosis of gout, which did not respond to medical therapy. An ultrasound demonstrated multiple solid masses with vascular hyperechoic septations which were subsequently biopsied and proven to be metastatic chordoma...
October 7, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986558/determination-of-a-potential-quantitative-measure-of-the-state-of-the-lung-using-lung-ultrasound-spectroscopy
#15
Libertario Demi, Wim van Hoeve, Ruud J G van Sloun, Gino Soldati, Marcello Demi
B-lines are ultrasound-imaging artifacts, which correlate with several lung-pathologies. However, their understanding and characterization is still largely incomplete. To further study B-lines, lung-phantoms were developed by trapping a layer of microbubbles in tissue-mimicking gel. To simulate the alveolar size reduction typical of various pathologies, 170 and 80 µm bubbles were used for phantom-type 1 and 2, respectively. A normal alveolar diameter is approximately 280 µm. A LA332 linear-array connected to the ULA-OP platform was used for imaging...
October 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984662/rapid-cardiothoracic-ultrasound-protocol-for-diagnosis-of-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
#16
Jonas Öhman, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Pasi Karjalainen, Johan Lassus
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a rapid cardiothoracic ultrasound protocol (CaTUS), combining echocardiographically derived E/e' and lung ultrasound (LUS), for diagnosing acute heart failure (AHF) in patients with undifferentiated dyspnea in an emergency department (ED). PATIENTS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 100 patients with undifferentiated dyspnea from a tertiary care ED, who all had CaTUS done immediately upon arrival in the ED...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984373/pulmonary-ultrasound-scoring-system-for-intubated-critically-ill-patients-and-its-association-with-clinical-metrics-and-mortality-a-prospective-cohort-study
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David M Tierney, Lori L Boland, Josh D Overgaard, Joshua S Huelster, Ann Jorgenson, James P Normington, Roman R Melamed
PURPOSE: Pulmonary ultrasound (PU) examination at the point-of-care can rapidly identify the etiology of acute respiratory failure (ARF) and assess treatment response. The often-subjective classification of PU abnormalities makes it difficult to document change over time and communicate findings across providers. The study goal was to develop a simple, PU scoring system that would allow for standardized documentation, have high interprovider agreement, and correlate with clinical metrics...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980408/the-application-of-lung-ultrasound-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
Feifei Yang, Qiushuang Wang, Guang Zhi, Liwei Zhang, Dangsheng Huang, Dong Shen, Meiqing Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Lung ultrasound detection of B-lines has become a simple, semiquantitative, noninvasive tool for evaluating pulmonary congestion in heart failure (HF) patients. This study compared the correlation of B-lines with E/e', NT-proBNP, and ejection fraction (EF) in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS: Eighty-two consecutive patients who were diagnosed with acute decompensated HF were divided into two groups: preserved ejection fraction heart failure (HFpEF, EF≥50%, n=32) and reduced ejection fraction heart failure (HFrEF, EF<50%, n=50)...
October 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976119/krukenberg-carcinoma-metastasized-from-stomach-resembling-mucinous-cystadenocarcinoma-of-the-ovary
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Melike Doğanay, Hasan Onur Topçu, Mahmut Kuntay Kokanalı, Ali I Rfan Güzel, Aslı Oskovi, Serap Akbay, Sabri Cavkaytar
The ovaries are common site of metastasis in a variety of primary neoplasms. Multiple tumors such as breast, lung, and pancreas have been reported to metastasize to the ovary, however; the colon and stomach are the most common primary cancer sites that of ovarian metastasis. An ovarian mass mostly originates from its self-tissue, but sometimes it can be a metastasis of a gastrointestinal system tumor. Such cases are often misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancers. A 42-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pelvic pain...
September 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976111/contribution-of-cell-blocks-obtained-through-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-determination-of-lung-cancer-subtypes
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Nilgün Yılmaz Demirci, Asiye Uğraş Dikmen, Zarife Abdullayeva, Can Öztürk
INTRODUCTION: It is crucial to diagnose the subtype of lung cancer quickly and accurately for effective therapy. Conventional cytology staining sometimes provides limited information, and additional tissue is often required to diagnose lung cancer. Cell blocks (CB) recovered during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) increases the diagnostic accuracy of the procedure and the likelihood of additional valuable histochemical and immunohistochemical staining...
October 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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