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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451683/prenatal-diagnosis-of-anomalous-origin-of-pulmonary-artery
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Xuelei Li, Zhongping Mu, Xu Li, Zongjie Weng
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the pulmonary arteries is a rare congenital pulmonary vascular malformation, that includes unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery (UAPA), anomalous origin of unilateral pulmonary artery (AOPA) and left pulmonary artery sling (LPAS). METHODS: We analyze 15 cases of fetal pulmonary artery abnormalities from 2011 to 2017, detected via prenatal ultrasound at our center. RESULTS: The 15 cases include UAPA (five), AOPA (six), and LPAS (four)...
February 16, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438332/diaphragmatic-palsy
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REVIEW
Laxmi Kokatnur, Mohan Rudrappa
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of respiration, and its weakness can lead to respiratory failure. Diaphragmatic palsy can be caused by various causes. Injury to the phrenic nerve during thoracic surgeries is the most common cause for diaphragmatic palsy. Depending on the cause, the symptoms of diaphragmatic palsies vary from completely asymptomatic to disabling dyspnea requiring mechanical ventilation. On pulmonary function tests, there will be a decrease in the maximum respiratory muscle power. Spirometry shows reduced lung functions and a significant drop of lung function in supine position is typical of diaphragmatic palsy...
February 13, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436153/advanced-imaging-technology-applications-in-cytology
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Liron Pantanowitz, Frederic Preffer, David C Wilbur
Novel techniques have been developed to image cells at cellular and subcellular levels. They allow images to be analyzed with ultra-high resolution, in 2D and/or 3D. Several of these tools have been tested on cytology specimens demonstrating emerging applications that are likely to change the field of cytopathology. This review covers several of these advanced imaging methods. The use of optical coherence tomography to perform optical biopsies during endoscopic ultrasound procedures or visualize cells within effusion samples is discussed...
February 12, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435329/use-of-diaphragm-thickening-fraction-combined-with-rapid-shallow-breathing-index-for-predicting-success-of-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilator-in-medical-patients
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Pattarin Pirompanich, Sasithon Romsaiyut
Background: Weaning failure is a crucial hindrance in critically ill patients. Rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI), a well-known weaning index, has some limitations in predicting weaning outcomes. A new weaning index using point-of-care ultrasound with diaphragmic thickening fraction (DTF) has potential benefits for improving weaning success. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a combination of DTF and RSBI for predicting successful weaning compared to RSBI alone. Methods: This prospective study enrolled patients from the medical intensive care unit or ward who were using mechanical ventilation and readied for weaning...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433714/malignant-pleural-effusion-from-diagnostics-to-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Rachelle Asciak, Najib M Rahman
Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of cancer and denotes a poor prognosis. It usually presents with dyspnea and a unilateral large pleural effusion. Thoracic computed tomography scans and ultrasound are helpful in distinguishing malignant from benign effusions. Pleural fluid cytology is diagnostic in about 60% of cases. In cytology-negative disease, pleural biopsies are helpful. Current management is palliative. Previously, first-line treatment for recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusion was chest drain insertion and talc pleurodesis, with indwelling pleural catheter insertion reserved for patients with trapped lung or failed talc pleurodesis...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433709/state-of-the-art-modalities-for-peripheral-lung-nodule-biopsy
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REVIEW
Satish Kalanjeri, Robert C Holladay, Thomas R Gildea
Lung nodules are being increasingly detected, particularly with lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography. Although the vast majority of lung nodules are benign, many often require tissue diagnosis. Several modalities to obtain diagnostic tissue from peripheral lung nodules are available. Bronchoscopic modalities such as radial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy are becoming increasingly used because of their superior safety profile and improving diagnostic yield. Although these modalities continue to become more advanced, newer and complementary technologies appear promising...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433708/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-diagnosis-and-staging-of-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
David Fielding, Noriaki Kurimoto
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA) is fundamental to the diagnosis of lung cancer, as many patients present with more advanced stages of lung cancer, with enlarged hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. It also represents a way to sample pulmonary masses directly to make the diagnosis, whereby no other accessible tissue is present and the mass sits adjacent to a large central airway. Very importantly also, EBUS TBNA is the widely accepted first procedure in lung cancer staging...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431260/a-feasibility-study-of-non-invasive-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-using-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Fei Lü, Wei Huang, David G Benditt
BACKGROUND: Current transcatheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) techniques is limited in part by its invasive nature and superficial depth of ablation lesions. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at evaluating the feasibility of targeted ablation of cardiac tissues using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a potential means for non-invasive ablation of VT. METHODS: Ablation of ventricular myocardium was performed in anesthetized closed-chest dogs using a HIFU therapeutic system that is currently used clinically for ablation of human solid tumors...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429213/-effect-of-acidic-oligosaccharides-on-p-selectin-of-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats-induced-by-monocrotaline
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Z Feng, Y Hu, N N An, W J Feng, T Hu, Y J Mao
Objective: To observe the effects of acidic oligosaccharides (AOS) on P-selectin levels in the serum and the pulmonary arteries of pulmonary hypertensive rats induced by monocrotaline. Methods: Sixty healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control group (n=10), model group (n=10), Alprostadil group (n=10), low-dose AOS group (AOS-L, n=10), medium-dose AOS group (AOS-M, n=10) and high-dose AOS group (AOS-H, n=10). The rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension was made by a single intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline(60 mg/kg)...
February 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428372/comparative-study-on-the-analgesic-effect-of-acute-ipsilateral-shoulder-pain-after-open-thoracotomy-between-preoperative-ultrasound-guided-suprascapular-nerve-block-snb-and-intraoperative-phrenic-nerve-infiltration-pni-in-cancer-lung-patients
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Bassel M Elfokery, Sahar A Tawfic, Abdelrahman M Abdelrahman, Dina N Abbas, Ikramy M Abdelghaffar
INTRODUCTION: Acute ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) is a common complaint in patients after thoracotomy. The incidence ranges from 21% to 97%. Unfortunately, clinical studies did not put enough focus on ISP post thoracic surgery. AIM OF THE WORK: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SNB) and phrenic nerve infiltration (PNI) for controlling ISP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five lung cancer patients (135) scheduled for open-lung surgery were randomly allocated into three equal groups; control group: received thoracic epidural with general anesthesia, suprascapular group: (SNB) one hour before the operation with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia and phrenic nerve group: (PNI) was performed by the operating surgeon with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424404/-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Gonzalo Labarca, Iván Caviedes, Erik Folch, Adnan Majid, Sebastián Fernández-Bussy
In the last years, several techniques have been developed to obtain a prompt diagnosis or rule out lung cancer. Endobronchial ultrasound- guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure with a high diagnostic yield for mediastinal and central pulmonary lesions. This procedure is especially useful for lung cancer diagnosis and mediastinal staging. Two different types of EBUS are currently available: Radial EBUS and lineal EBUS. Each one has technical differences together with a range of clinical indications...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424195/clinical-features-and-prognostic-significance-of-splenic-involvement-in-sarcoidosis
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Cuneyt Tetikkurt, Halil Yanardag, Metin Pehlivan, Muammer Bilir
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncasefied granulomas in various organs. Incidence of splenic disease is variable and is reported to occur in 6.7 to 77 percent of the patients. Firm data establishing the clinical features and the association of splenic involvement with prognosis in sarcoidosis is scant. The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical features and the consequence of splenic involvement on the prognostic outcome of sarcoidosis patients. We evaluated the clinical and laboratory findings in 82 sarcoidosis patients...
December 21, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423953/does-intravenous-infusion-influence-diagnostic-ultrasound-induced-pulmonary-capillary-hemorrhage
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Douglas L Miller, Zhihong Dong, Chunyan Dou, Krishnan Raghavendran
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary diagnostic ultrasound (US) can induce pulmonary capillary hemorrhage (PCH) in mammals. This singular biological effect of diagnostic US imaging was discovered more than 25 years ago but remains poorly understood. Our objective here was to investigate rapid infusion of intravenous fluids as a possible stressor for capillaries, which might enhance pulmonary diagnostic US-induced PCH. METHODS: Rats were anesthetized with Telazol (Zoetis, Inc, Kalamazoo, MI), which yielded relatively low pulmonary diagnostic US-induced PCH, or Telazol and xylazine, which yielded relatively high pulmonary diagnostic US-induced PCH...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422005/the-role-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-injured-paediatric-patient
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Victor Istasy, Drew Thompson, Mirielle Gharib, Rodrick Lim
The focus of this review is to examine the current state of paediatric Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the injured patient. POCUS has become useful across various medical specialties owing to its ease of use, reproducibility and non-ionizing qualities. Point of care ultrasound has advanced over the past years and has proven to be an extremely useful adjunct in the injured child. Discussion will center around the challenges on when and how to best utilize POCUS. This includes but is not limited to: detection of peritoneal free fluid, pneumothoraces, hemothoraces, pericardial effusions, a wide array of fractures, lung contusions and many other applications...
February 1, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419956/-evaluation-of-redundancy-of-tests-in-acute-appendicitis
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L Rodríguez Caraballo, M E Carazo Palacios, M Couselo Jerez, V Ibáñez Pradas
AIM: Evaluation of the redundancy of abdominal ultrasound tests in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in a third level hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients treated for suspected acute appendicitis in 2011 at our center. The variables of the study were: age, origin of the patient, blood count, number of ultrasounds performed, surgery and final diagnosis based on surgical findings. We defined as redundant ultrasound the request for a new ultrasound in patients with a final diagnosis of appendicitis and previous positive ultrasound...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419953/-the-role-of-fetal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-study-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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V Núñez, M Romo, J L Encinas, A Bueno, B Herrero, E Antolín, L Martínez, M López Santamaría
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Different echographic and fetal magnetic resonance (MRI) measurements have been described in the diagnosis of associated malformations and the prognosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We have reviewed our experience searching for useful isolated or combined parameters and how MRI can complement ultrasound. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 29 fetuses with CDH. We examined ultrasonography: Lung to Head (LHR o/e) and in MRI: ipsilateral lung volume (IPV) and total expressed as percentage of observed / expected lung volume (VPT o/e) and percentage of herniated liver (PHH)...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415301/endobronchial-ultrasound-ebus-update-2017
#17
Kaid Darwiche, Filiz Özkan, Celina Wolters, Stephan Eisenmann
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionized the diagnosis of lung cancer over the last decade. This minimally invasive diagnostic method has also become increasingly important in the case of other diseases such as sarcoidosis, thereby helping to avoid unnecessary diagnostic interventions. This review article provides an update regarding EBUS and discusses current and future developments of this method.
February 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411300/the-sound-of-air-point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-in-perioperative-medicine
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REVIEW
Alberto Goffi, Richelle Kruisselbrink, Giovanni Volpicelli
PURPOSE: Lung ultrasound (LUS) has emerged as an effective and accurate goal-directed diagnostic tool that can be applied in real time for the bedside assessment of patients with respiratory symptoms and signs. Lung ultrasound has definite and easily recognized findings and has been shown to outperform physical examination and chest radiography for the diagnosis and monitoring of many pulmonary and pleural conditions. In this article, we review the principles of LUS image acquisition and interpretation, summarizing key terms and sonographic findings...
February 6, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409619/lung-function-and-pulmonary-artery-blood-flow-following-prenatal-maternal-retinoic-acid-and-imatinib-in-the-nitrofen-model-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Carmen Mesas Burgos, Marcus G Davey, John S Riley, Huimin Jia, Alan W Flake, William H Peranteau
BACKGROUND: Lung and pulmonary vascular maldevelopment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) results in significant morbidity and mortality. Retinoic acid (RA) and imatinib have been shown to improve pulmonary morphology following prenatal administration in the rat nitrofen-induced CDH model. It remains unclear if these changes translate into improved function. We evaluated the effect of prenatal RA and imatinib on postnatal lung function, structure, and pulmonary artery (PA) blood flow in the rat CDH model...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409085/-point-of-care-sonography-in-emergency-and-intensive-care-medicine
#20
Caroline Busche, Hans-Jörg Busch, Guido Michels
The use of Point-of-care ultrasonography (POC Ultrasonography) is getting more and more important in the bedside care of patients, especially in emergency- and intensive care units. In addition to the focused sonography of the heart, lungs and abdomen, the POC Ultrasonography recently includes also cases in prehospital care. Increasingly special applications in intensive care, e.g. the assessment of weaning from mechanical ventilation or evaluation of the hemodynamics of a patient by means of sonographic control, gain meaning...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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