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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340276/clinical-value-of-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-critically-ill-patients
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Ran Zhu, Xiao-Chun Ma
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a clinical emergency that will increase the mortality if complicated with unstable hemodynamics. Because of its nonspecific clinical symptoms, it's a great challenge to make a PE diagnosis. The golden standard to diagnose PE is computed tomography of pulmonary artery (CTPA), but a diagnosis of PE also composed of evaluation of PE risk factors, possibilities, and risk stratification. Ultrasonography may detect right ventricle strain related to hemodynamic change, intravascular thrombosis, thrombosis in right heart or pulmonary arteries, pulmonary infarction, and local pleural effusion...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332607/the-role-of-t2-weighted-gradient-echo-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumefactive-intrahepatic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-diffuse-hepatic-iron-overload-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Abel A Belay, Andrew M Bellizzi, Alan H Stolpen
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is the proliferation of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow secondary to marrow hematopoiesis failure. Extramedullary hematopoiesis rarely presents as a mass-forming hepatic lesion; in this case, imaging-based differentiation from primary and metastatic hepatic neoplasms is difficult, often leading to biopsy for definitive diagnosis. We report a case of tumefactive hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome with concurrent hepatic iron overload, and the role of T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating extramedullary hematopoiesis from primary and metastatic hepatic lesions...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331796/determination-of-meropenem-in-endotracheal-tubes-by-in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction-coupled-to-capillary-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection
#3
L Hakobyan, J Pla Tolos, Y Moliner-Martinez, C Molins-Legua, Jesús Ruiz Ramos, M Gordon, Paula Ramirez-Galleymore, P Campins-Falco
Meropenem is a widely used antimicrobial for the treatment of infections associated with the use of invasive medical devices in intensive care unit patients. These treatments are not always effective, in fact, in-vitro studies have demonstrated the difficulty of antimicrobials to penetrate into the biofilm, however in-vivo studies of the effect of these compounds is a trend, mostly because of the complexity of pulmonary samples extracted from ETTs. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate in-tube solid phase microextraction (in-tube SPME) coupled to capillary liquid chromatography (CapLC) with DAD to determine meropenem in ETTs in order to estimate the penetration capability into the biofilm...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330908/defining-expanded-areas-in-ebus-sampling-ebus-guided-trans-and-intra-pulmonary-artery-needle-aspiration-with-review-of-transvascular-ebus
#4
Ravindra M Mehta, Pavankumar R Biraris, Vallandramam Pattabhiraman, Arjun Srinivasan, Abhinav Singla, Sunil Kumar, Michael Cutaia
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has revolutionized the diagnostic approach to mediastinal diseases. Lesions located lateral to the pulmonary artery (trans-PA, Station 5), or in the lumen of the PA (intra-PA) are in the 'blind-spot' of EBUS. OBJECTIVES: We describe a case series where EBUS guided trans-pulmonary or intra-pulmonary aspiration (EBUS-TIPNA) was used for diagnosis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 10 patients who had EBUS-TIPNA over 3 years in 2 centers...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328751/a-comparative-prospective-cohort-study-comparing-physical-exam-to-ultrasound-for-identifying-the-cricoid-cartilage
#5
Peter Williams, Abhay Umranikar
Applying cricoid pressure is a common practice when intubating patients thought to be at risk of pulmonary aspiration. Recently, the perceived benefits of applying cricoid pressure have been questioned. Prior research has shown that cricoid pressure is applied incorrectly and that palpation of adjacent anatomy of the cricothyroid membrane is also inaccurate. We compared physical palpation to ultrasound for identifying the location of the cricoid cartilage using a total of 50 assessments. The median distance to target was 10 mm...
September 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325339/-risk-factors-and-impacts-on-prognosis-of-ultrasound-lung-comets-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#6
Z L Wang, J Y Liu, C J Zhou, M B Wang, H Y Wang, Y Xu
Objective: To investigate the risk factors of ultrasound lung comets and its impact on the survivals of patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: One hundred and forty-two patients on hemodialysis (Male 76, female 66) were divided into three groups according to the score of lung comets (mild: ≤14 comets; moderate: 15 to 30 comets; severe: >30 comets). Seventy-two healthy subjects examined by lung ultrasound serve as a control. Pulmonary artery systolic pressure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were assessed by Doppler ultrasonography...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322296/catheter-directed-ultrasound-facilitated-fibrinolysis-in-obese-patients-with-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#7
Brett J Carroll, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Ping-Yu Liu, Gregory Piazza
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for pulmonary embolism (PE). However, treatment of PE in obese patients is challenging because of limited outcomes data, especially with advanced therapies such as catheter-based fibrinolysis. We assessed the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed fibrinolysis in obese patients with submassive and massive PE enrolled in the SEATTLE II Trial. Eligible patients had a right ventricular-to-left ventricular (RV/LV) diameter ratio ≥ 0.9 on chest computed tomography (CT)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321931/novel-hybrid-cryo-radial-method-an-emerging-alternative-to-ct-guided-biopsy-in-suspected-lung-cancer-a-prospective-case-series-and-description-of-technique
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Samantha Herath, Elaine Yap
In diagnosing peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPL), radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) is emerging as a safer method in comparison to CT-guided biopsy. Despite the better safety profile, the yield of R-EBUS remains lower (73%) than CT-guided biopsy (90%) due to the smaller size of samples. We adopted a hybrid method by adding cryobiopsy via the R-EBUS Guide Sheath (GS) to produce larger, non-crushed samples to improve diagnostic capability and enhance molecular testing. We report six prospective patients who underwent this procedure in our institution...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321426/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-a-patient-with-left-main-coronary-compression-syndrome
#9
Ryutaro Ikegami, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Takuaya Ozawa, Satoru Hirono, Masahiro Ito, Tohru Minamino
Left main coronary compression syndrome rarely occurs in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. A 65-year-old woman with severe pulmonary hypertension due to an atrial septal defect suffered from angina on effort. Cardiac computed-tomography and coronary angiography revealed considerable stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMA) caused by compression between the dilated main pulmonary artery trunk and the sinus of valsalva. Stenting of the LMA under intravascular ultrasound imaging was effective for the treatment of angina...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319027/comparison-of-diagnostic-yield-and-safety-profile-of-radial-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-bronchoscopic-lung-biopsy-with-computed-tomography-guided-percutaneous-needle-biopsy-in-evaluation-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Ayush Gupta, Jagdish Chander Suri, Dipak Bhattacharya, Manas Kamal Sen, Shibdas Chakrabarti, Abhijeet Singh, Tulsi Adhikari
BACKGROUND: Peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) pose a diagnostic challenge, and the optimal investigation in many such cases remains unclear. Computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous needle biopsy (CT-PNB) has been the modality of choice for such lesions with a high diagnostic accuracy but with high rates of pneumothorax. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with a radial probe is an alternate diagnostic modality with increased diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy in the evaluation of PPL...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313113/epidemiology-and-contemporary-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#11
Brant W Ullery, Richard L Hallett, Dominik Fleischmann
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is most commonly defined as a maximal diameter of the abdominal aorta in excess of 3 cm in either anterior-posterior or transverse planes or, alternatively, as a focal dilation ≥ 1.5 times the diameter of the normal adjacent arterial segment. Risk factors for the development of AAA include age > 60, tobacco use, male gender, Caucasian race, and family history of AAA. Aneurysm growth and rupture risk appear to be associated with persistent tobacco use, female gender, and chronic pulmonary disease...
January 9, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312744/pathway-and-application-value-of-exploration-of-the-pulmonary-artery-by-endobronchial-ultrasound
#12
Peng Li, Cen Wu, Wei Zheng, Li Zhao
Background: The current standard methods for detecting pulmonary artery diseases are pulmonary artery enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan and pulmonary arteriography. However, some patients cannot tolerate these procedures for various reasons. The present study aimed to investigate the feasibility and operation process of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in exploring the pulmonary artery. Methods: Based on normal contrast-enhanced chest CT images, the sites and process for exploring the pulmonary arteries were established...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310336/removal-of-a-subdermal-contraceptive-implant-implanon-nxt-that-migrated-to-the-axilla-by-c-arm-guidance-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Ji Ung Park, Han Sol Bae, Seung Mi Lee, Jaehoon Bae, Jeong Woo Park
RATIONALE: To report the distant migration of a subdermal contraceptive implant and to suggest that C arm-guided technique is one of the feasible options for removal of the device migrated to the axilla. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 41-year-old multipara with tingling sensation in the left axilla was referred for removal of an Implanon NXT which could not be palpated by physical examination or detected by ultrasound scanning. Finally, the device was detected by computed tomography and found migrating to the left axilla...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309906/extrapulmonary-small-cell-carcinoma-an-unfortunate-case-of-metastatic-disease
#14
Amie L Harvey, Tommy Yen, Anand Kunda
A 48- year-old man presented with weight loss and 3 weeks of right sided lower abdominal pain. Liver ultrasound and contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis revealed a 6.8 x 4.3 cm mass like thickening of ascending colon, with numerous hepatic lesions, enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes, peritoneal nodularity and multiple small (2-4 mm) pulmonary nodules concerning for widely metastatic disease (Figure A). A colonoscopy revealed an ulcerated right colon mass obliterating the lumen (Figure B)...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309713/routine-preoperative-venous-doppler-screening-is-not-effective-in-preventing-thromboembolic-events-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
#15
Morteza Meftah, Peter B White, Ahmed Siddiqi, Vinayak S Perake, Ira H Kirschenbaum
Despite advances in thromboprophylaxis, the relationship between preexisting deep venous thromboses (DVTs) and postoperative thromboembolic complications is not fully established. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of selective and nonselective preoperative lower extremity venous Doppler screening protocols as tools in reducing the incidence of thromboembolic events (DVT/pulmonary embolism [PE]) after total joint arthroplasty. In the 2-year period from August 2013 to August 2015, a total of 455 consecutive elective primary total joint arthroplasties were identified from the authors' database...
January 8, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309282/utility-of-perioperative-lung-ultrasound-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
In-Kyung Song, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Pyoyoon Kang, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: Pediatric cardiac patients are at risk for perioperative respiratory insufficiency. The objective of this study was to assess the utility of perioperative lung ultrasound examination in pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled trial, children (5 yr old or younger) undergoing cardiac surgery were allocated into a control (n = 61) or intervention (n = 61) group. The control group received only lung ultrasound examinations at the end of surgery and 6 to 12 h after surgery...
January 8, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307163/isolated-right-atrial-mass-in-a-candidate-of-coronary-bypass-grafting
#17
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari, Reza Faraji
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not uncommon neoplasm, and its occurrences with coronary artery disease (CAD) is more confronted by cardiac surgeon today. In most cases, when the HCC is detected, it has invaded to regional or distant sites. The most frequent location of HCC metastasis includes pulmonary system, musculoskeletal, lymphatic system, and central nervous system. Indeed, intra-atrial metastasis is a rare phenomenon and associated with poor outcome. We report a case of CAD with known HCC that referred for CABG before scheduling for hepatic tumor management...
November 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301653/successful-emergency-pain-control-for-posterior-rib-fractures-with-ultrasound-guided-erector-spinae-plane-block
#18
Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Brittany Dixon, Eben Clattenburg, Arun Nagdev
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society Guidelines recommend prompt and effective multimodal analgesia for rib fractures that combines regional anesthesia (RA) techniques with pharmacotherapy to treat pain, optimize pulmonary function, and reduce opioid related complications. However, RA techniques such as epidurals and paravertebral blocks, are generally underutilized or unavailable for emergency department (ED) patients. The recently described serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a promising technique, but failures with posterior rib fractures have been observed...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301470/risk-of-complications-of-ultrasound-guided-renal-biopsy-for-adult-and-pediatric-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#19
Y S Sun, I T Sun, H K Wang, A H Yang, C Y Tsai, C J Huang, D F Huang, C C Lai
Objective The objective of this paper is to identify the risk of complications of real-time ultrasound-guided renal biopsy in adult and pediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Materials and methods This retrospective study examined outcomes of 296 renal biopsy procedures in 275 SLE patients. Imaging-confirmed symptomatic hematoma was regarded as a major complication when intervention (blood transfusion, angiographic embolization, or surgery) was required or as a minor complication otherwise...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299780/the-key-roles-of-negative-pressure-breathing-and-exercise-in-the-development-of-interstitial-pulmonary-edema-in-professional-male-scuba-divers
#20
Olivier Castagna, Jacques Regnard, Emmanuel Gempp, Pierre Louge, François Xavier Brocq, Bruno Schmid, Anne-Virginie Desruelle, Valentin Crunel, Adrien Maurin, Romain Chopard, David Hunter MacIver
BACKGROUND: Immersion pulmonary edema is potentially a catastrophic condition; however, the pathophysiological mechanisms are ill-defined. This study assessed the individual and combined effects of exertion and negative pressure breathing on the cardiovascular system during the development of pulmonary edema in SCUBA divers. METHODS: Sixteen male professional SCUBA divers performed four SCUBA dives in a freshwater pool at 1 m depth while breathing air at either a positive or negative pressure both at rest or with exercise...
January 3, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
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