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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456641/multiple-site-bleeding-at-pleural-adhesions-and-massive-hemothorax-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-stent-implantation-a-case-report
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Xiaoli Luo, Weibin Shi, Xiaoqun Zhang, Xiaoli Yang, Wei Wang, Chunyu Zeng, Hongyong Wang
An elderly male patient with coronary heart disease underwent coronary angiography, which revealed bilateral severe coronary artery stenosis. Four stents were implanted, and at 5 h post-surgery, typical hemorrhagic shock appeared. Echocardiography verified heavy bleeding in the right thoracic cavity. Emergency angiography excluded injury or perforation of the coronary artery, aorta, right subclavian artery and brachiocephalic artery. Considering the patient's history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe cough during the operation, it was suspected that hemothorax was induced by a blood vessel rupture in the pleura...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409308/a-prospective-multicenter-study-evaluating-bleeding-risk-after-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-patients-prescribed-antithrombotic-agents
#2
Kazumichi Kawakubo, Kei Yane, Kazunori Eto, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Nobuyuki Ehira, Shin Haba, Ryusuke Matsumoto, Keisuke Shinada, Hiroaki Yamato, Taiki Kudo, Manabu Onodera, Toshinori Okuda, Yoko Taya-Abe, Shuhei Kawahata, Kimitoshi Kubo, Yoshimasa Kubota, Masaki Kuwatani, Hiroshi Kawakami, Akio Katanuma, Michihiro Ono, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Minoru Uebayashi, Naoya Sakamto
Background/Aims: Although the risk of bleeding after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is low, the safety of EUS-FNA in patients prescribed antithrombotic agents is unclear. Therefore, this study evaluated the incidence of bleeding after EUS-FNA in those patients. Methods: Between September 2012 and September 2015, patients who were prescribed antithrombotic agents underwent EUS-FNA at 13 institutions in Japan were prospectively enrolled in the study...
February 8, 2018: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381997/vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-with-cryptorchidism-recurrent-pneumothorax-and-pulmonary-capillary-hemangiomatosis-like-foci-a-case-report
#3
Min A Park, So Youn Shin, Young Jin Kim, Myung Jae Park, Seung Hyeun Lee
RATIONALE: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited collagen disorder caused by defects or deficiency of pro-alpha 1 chain of type III procollagen encoded by COL3A1. vEDS is characterized not only by soft tissue manifestations including hyperextensibility of skin and joint hypermobility but also by early mortality due to rupture of arteries or vital organs. Although pulmonary complications are not common, vEDS cases complicated by pneumothorax, hemothorax, or intrapulmonary hematoma have been reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375224/safety-and-efficacy-of-epicardial-ablation-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-taiwan
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Chin-Yu Lin, Fa-Po Chung, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Jo-Nan Liao, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Yao-Ting Chang, Yun-Yu Chen, Abigail Louise D Te, Shinya Yamada, Shih-Ann Chen
Background: Epicardial catheter ablation has been shown to be an effective strategy for treating ventricular arrhythmias (VA). We investigated the efficacy and safety from a tertiary referral center in Taiwan. Methods: From 2010 to 2016, patients undergoing epicardial ablation for VAs were consecutively enrolled. The clinical characteristics, disease entity, electrophysiological studies, and ablation outcome were extracted for further analysis. Results: A total of 80 patients were eligible, including 34 patients for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), 16 for Brugada syndrome (BrS), 13 for idiopathic VAs, 11 for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), 2 for ischemic cardiomyopathy, and 4 for other nonischemic cardiomyopathies (NICM)...
January 2018: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372629/chest-tube-drainage-of-the-pleural-space-a-concise-review-for-pulmonologists
#5
REVIEW
José M Porcel
Chest tube insertion is a common procedure usually done for the purpose of draining accumulated air or fluid in the pleural cavity. Small-bore chest tubes (≤14F) are generally recommended as the first-line therapy for spontaneous pneumothorax in non-ventilated patients and pleural effusions in general, with the possible exception of hemothoraces and malignant effusions (for which an immediate pleurodesis is planned). Large-bore chest drains may be useful for very large air leaks, as well as post-ineffective trial with small-bore drains...
January 24, 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370901/massive-right-hemothorax-due-to-idiopathic-spontaneous-rupture-of-a-phrenic-artery-following-cardiac-surgery
#6
M Taboada Muñiz, A Tubio Pose, E Ferreiroa Mosquera, A Calvo Rey, J M Martínez Cereijo, J Alvarez Escudero
We report a case of a 35-years-old man who presented a massive haemothorax and hypovolemic shock following cardiac surgery, from spontaneous rupture of a phrenic artery. A quick diagnosis and immediate intervention is crucial to manage the patient.
January 19, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325041/spontaneous-massive-hemothorax-presenting-as-a-late-complication-of-stent-implantation-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-following-radiofrequency-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Andres Obeso, Amara Tilve, Alejandro Jimenez, Johannes Bonatti
Catheter ablation for symptomatic and drug-resistant atrial fibrillation is considered as the main acquired cause of pulmonary vein stenosis in adults. Controversy currently exists about the optimal treatment approach of this entity. Stenting seems to achieve lower vessel restenosis rates than isolated balloon angioplasty. However, these techniques are not exempt from complications. We present a case of spontaneous massive haemothorax presenting as a late complication of stent implantation in a patient with pulmonary vein stenosis...
January 6, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307927/tomographic-aspects-of-penetrating-thoracic-trauma-injuries-from-firearms-and-other-weapons
#8
Alessandro Severo Alves de Melo, Luiza Beatriz Melo Moreira, Fernanda Miraldi Clemente Pessoa, Nara Saint-Martin, Roger Ancilotti Filho, Arthur Soares Souza, Edson Marchiori
Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the various computed tomography findings in penetrating chest trauma, as well as to determine the frequency and extent of the lesions. Material and Methods: We studied the computed tomography findings from 40 cases of penetrating thoracic trauma, of which 35 (85.8%) were gunshot wounds and 5 (14.2%) were caused by another type of weapon. Results: Pulmonary lesions were found in 39 cases (97.5%), manifesting as contusions in 34 cases (85%), atelectasis in 8 (20%), lacerations in 1 (2...
November 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305713/the-benefit-of-ultrasound-in-deciding-between-tube-thoracostomy-and-observative-management-in-hemothorax-resulting-from-blunt-chest-trauma
#9
Meng-Hsuan Chung, Chen-Yuan Hsiao, Nai-Shin Nian, Yen-Chia Chen, Chien-Ying Wang, Yi-Szu Wen, Hsin-Chin Shih, David Hung-Tsang Yen
BACKGROUND: Hemothorax is most commonly resulted from a closed chest trauma, while a tube thoracostomy (TT) is usually the first procedure attempted to treat it. However, TT may lead to unexpected results and complications in some cases. The advantage of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) over a physical examination combined with chest radiograph (CXR) for diagnosing hemothorax1 has been proposed previously. However, its benefits in terms of avoiding non-therapeutic TT have not yet been confirmed...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298241/is-observation-for-traumatic-hemothorax-safe
#11
Leah Demetri, Myriam M Martinez Aguilar, Jordan D Bohnen, Ryan Whitesell, D Dante Yeh, David King, Marc de Moya
BACKGROUND: EAST guidelines suggest tube thoracostomy (TT) be considered for all traumatic hemothoraces. However, previous research has suggested that some traumatic hemothoraces may be observed safely. We sought to 1) determine the safety of selective observation for traumatic hemothorax, and 2) identify predictors of failed observation. METHODS: All patients with traumatic hemothorax from 2000-2014 at a Level I Trauma Center were identified and categorized by size as small (<300cc) or large (≥300cc) based on chest CT-scan measurements...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284888/haemothorax-following-internal-jugular-vein-cannulation-a-rare-event
#12
Sanjeev Kumar, Srinarayan, Anand Kumar Jha
Catheterization of central veins is a routine technique which is widely used in emergency department, operation theater, and intensive care units. Seldinger technique is widely used to place central venous and arterial catheters and is generally considered safe. The technique does have multiple potential risks. We describe a case of hemothorax following internal jugular venous cannulation. Measures which can be taken to prevent such complications are explained in detail as well as recommended steps to remedy errors should they occur...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277845/subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-by-pacemaker-lead-causing-left-sided-hemothorax-and-epicardial-hematoma
#13
Abdelrahman Ahmed, Mohamed Shokr, Randy Lieberman
We report a case of right ventricular wall perforation by a pacemaker lead in a 78-year-old female 18 days after a permanent pacemaker insertion. This injury necessitated explant of the perforating lead and implantation of a new one with surgical backup. We review the literature and discuss the possible risk and protective factors including lead models that were associated with higher incidence of perforation. We review the traditional pacing parameters and their lack of reliability to diagnose perforation and the need for low threshold to utilize imaging in appropriate clinical scenarios...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251274/interventional-endoscopic-ultrasound-a-new-promising-way-for-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-with-portal-pressure-gradient
#14
Laurent Poincloux, Pascal Chabrot, Aurélien Mulliez, Julien Genes, Louis Boyer, Armando Abergel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interventional endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a promising novel approach for intravascular interventions. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of a EUS-guided intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (EGIPS) with portal pressure gradient measurement in a live porcine model. METHODS: The left hepatic vein (LHV) or the inferior vena cava (IVC) was punctured with a needle that advanced into the portal vein (PV). A guidewire was then inserted into the PV, and a needle knife was used to create an intrahepatic fistula between LHV and PV...
November 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237485/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-may-increase-the-bleeding-of-minor-thoracic-injury-in-severe-multiple-trauma-patients-a-case-report
#15
Takaaki Maruhashi, Hiroaki Minehara, Ichiro Takeuchi, Yuichi Kataoka, Yasushi Asari
BACKGROUND: The resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta, because of its efficacy and feasibility, has been widely used in treating patients with severe torso trauma. However, complications developing around the site proximal to the occlusion by resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta have almost never been studied. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Japanese woman fell from a height of approximately 10 m. At initial arrival, her respiratory rate was 24 breaths/minute, her blood oxygen saturation was 95% under 10 L/minute oxygenation, her pulse rate was 90 beats per minute, and her blood pressure was 180/120 mmHg...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237133/transhiatal-chest-drainage-after-hybrid-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-proof-of-concept-study
#16
Emanuele Asti, Andrea Sironi, Gianluca Bonitta, Daniele Bernardi, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Intercostal pleural drainage is standard practice after transthoracic esophagectomy but has some drawbacks. We hypothesized that a transhiatal pleural drain introduced through the subxyphoid port site incision at laparoscopy can be as effective as the intercostal drainage and may enhance patient recovery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A proof of concept study was designed to assess a new method of pleural drainage in patients undergoing hybrid Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (laparoscopy and right thoracotomy)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225626/hemothorax-due-to-ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-of-intercostal-arteries-associated-with-infective-endocarditis
#17
Eddie Y Liu, Jennifer Crawford, Haissam Haddad
We present a case of hemothorax due to ruptured mycotic aneurysm in three intercostal arteries in a 40-year-old male with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE) due to intravenous drug use. Microcoil embolization and thoracotomy successfully achieved hemostasis. Mycotic aneurysm is a rare complication of IE and is usually found in the intracranial vessels. Ruptured mycotic aneurysm in the intercostal arteries can be associated with IE and can present as acute hemothorax.
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204875/focused-assessment-with-sonography-in-trauma-a-review-of-concepts-and-considerations-for-anesthesiology
#18
Jacob Pace, Robert Arntfield
The use of point-of-care ultrasound in trauma provides diagnostic clarity and routinely influences management. A scanning protocol known as the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) has been widely adopted by trauma providers of all specialties. The FAST exam addresses a broad array of pathologic conditions capable of causing instability, including hemoperitoneum, hemopericardium, hemothorax, and pneumothorax. The exam is an integral component to the primary assessment of injured patients and an iconic application of point-of-care ultrasound...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201839/trauma-patterns-of-drowning-after-falling-from-bridges-over-han-river
#19
Jung Hwan Lee, Chung Kee Chough, Jae Il Lee
Objective: Recently, the number of patients who fell or jumped from bridges over Han River has rapidly increased. However, the injury patterns and outcomes of these patients have been poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to determine the injury characteristics of these patients. Methods: We reviewed the medical records of all patients who were transferred to the Emergency Room due to jumping or falling from bridges over Han River between 2011 and 2015...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197388/spontaneous-hemothorax-caused-by-ruptured-multiple-mycotic-aortic-aneurysms-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Po-Sung Li, Chung-Lin Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Yao-Tien Chang
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 1-3%, but it is a life-threatening infection of aorta characterized by dilatation of aorta with false lumen. Multiple MAAs have been reported rarely with an incidence of 0.03% and associated with a high mortality rate of 80% if ruptured. CASE PRESENTATION: A hypertensive and diabetic 78-year-old man visited our emergency department complaining intermittent dull and tingled pain over the left flank region for 1 week...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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