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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734084/thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-using-the-superficial-veins-of-the-upper-extremity
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Joseph Kusick, Judd Salamat, Kintur Sanghvi
This report describes a novel approach of accessing the superficial veins of the upper extremity for the treatment of pulmonary emboli (PE) with an ultrasound enhanced thrombolytic infusion catheter. In a patient suffering from saddle PE and impending right heart failure, separate basilic and cephalic venous access sites in the right arm were utilized to insert EKOS EndoWave Infusion Catheter (EKOS Corporation, Bothell, WA) insertion in each pulmonary artery (PA). This technique could be advantageous, particularly for patients at high risk for access site complications and those unable to lie supine for prolonged duration of infusion therapy...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730376/lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-fetal-intervention-based-on-prenatal-staging
#2
Rodrigo Ruano, Timothy Dunn, Michael C Braun, Joseph R Angelo, Adnan Safdar
The authors present an overview of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) in the fetus with a particular focus on the insult to the developing renal system. Diagnostic criteria along with the challenges in estimating long-term prognosis are reviewed. A proposed prenatal LUTO disease severity classification to guide management decisions with fetal intervention to maintain or salvage in utero and neonatal pulmonary and renal function is also discussed. Stage I LUTO (mild form) is characterized by normal amniotic fluid index after 18 weeks, normal kidney echogenicity, no renal cortical cysts, no evidence of renal dysplasia, and favorable urinary biochemistries when sampled between 18 and 30 weeks; prenatal surveillance is recommended...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725645/imaging-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-multimodality-update
#3
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Thomas Semple, Mohammed R Akhtar, Catherine M Owens
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common form of infantile chronic lung disease and results in significant health-care expenditure. The roles of chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) are well documented but numerous recent advances in imaging technology have paved the way for newer imaging techniques including structural pulmonary assessment via lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional assessment via ventilation, and perfusion MRI and quantitative imaging techniques using both CT and MRI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723921/postnatal-dexamethasone-respiratory-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-two-years-in-babies-born-extremely-preterm
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Gordon Qin, Jessica W Lo, Neil Marlow, Sandy A Calvert, Anne Greenough, Janet L Peacock
IMPORTANCE: Postnatal dexamethasone is associated with reduction in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. There remains, however, concern that its short-term benefits are accompanied by long-term adverse effects e.g. poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the effects of administration of postnatal dexamethasone on respiratory and neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of age after adjusting for neonatal and infant risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 412 infants born at 23-28 weeks of gestation, 29% had received postnatal dexamethasone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723807/can-patients-with-femoral-neck-fracture-benefit-from-preoperative-thromboprophylaxis-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Qiangqiang Li, Bingyang Dai, Jiacheng Xu, Yao Yao, Kai Song, Haojun Zhang, Dongyang Chen, Qing Jiang
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of preoperative thromboprophylaxis remains obscure in patients with femoral neck fracture. The purpose of the current study was to investigate whether these patients benefit from preoperative thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized controlled trial, a total of 80 patients with femoral neck fracture were randomly assigned to receive either rivaroxaban or conservative treatment before surgery. For all patients, color Doppler ultrasound of both lower extremities was performed immediately after admission...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706106/detailed-assessment-of-benefits-and-risks-of-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-on-patients-with-complicated-injuries-the-da-vinci-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Kwok M Ho, Sudhakar Rao, Stephen Honeybul, Rene Zellweger, Bradley Wibrow, Jeffrey Lipman, Anthony Holley, Alan Kop, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Tomas Corcoran
INTRODUCTION: Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been increasingly used in patients with major trauma who have contraindications to anticoagulant prophylaxis as a primary prophylactic measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE). The benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness of such strategy are uncertain. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients with major trauma, defined by an estimated Injury Severity Score >15, who have contraindications to anticoagulant VTE prophylaxis within 72 hours of hospitalisation to the study centre will be eligible for this randomised multicentre controlled trial...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702337/linear-ebus-guided-fiducial-marker-placement-to-guide-radiotherapy-for-endobronchial-radiographically-occult-synchronous-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
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David Maurice Chambers, Gregory John Pfister, Umair Ahmad Gauhar
Radiation therapy has emerged as a useful alternative therapy for patients with early-stage, non-resectable lung cancer. In patients whose malignancies are difficult to localize on computed tomography imaging, such therapy becomes difficult. Fiducial markers are frequently placed in peripheral pulmonary lesions to assist radiation therapy. Although placement of markers under linear endobronchial ultrasonography within mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes has been reported, no strategy has been described to assist radiotherapy of purely endobronchial tumors...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700167/-relevance-of-contrast-ultrasound-with-microbubbles-in-vascular-medecine
#9
Andreas Erdmann, Barbara Ney, Adriano Alatri, Luca Calanca, Lucia Mazzolai
Application of ultrasound contrast media has become a standard in diagnostic imaging in cardiology and in the characterization of focal lesions in multiple organs, especially of the liver. In the past years there was a growing body of evidence for their usefulness in vascular medicine. The development of contrast media, microbubbles with a stabilizing envelope and filled with gaz, small enough to pass through pulmonary capillaries made real-time imaging of organ perfusion possible. Ultrasound contrast media are rapidly eliminated by exhalation and can safely be administered to patients with renal failure...
December 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699679/one-session-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-improve-vascular-function-in-acute-normobaric-and-chronic-hypobaric-hypoxia
#10
Mathew G Rieger, Ryan L Hoiland, Joshua C Tremblay, Mike Stembridge, Anthony R Bain, Daniela Flück, Prajan Subedi, James D Anholm, Philip N Ainslie
Application of repeated short duration bouts of ischemia to the limbs, termed remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), is a novel technique that may have protective effects on vascular function during hypoxic exposures. In separate parallel-design studies, at sea-level (SL; n = 16), and after 8-12 days at high-altitude (HA; n = 12; White Mountain, 3800 m), participants underwent either a sham protocol or one session of 4 × 5 minutes of dual-thigh cuff occlusion with 5 minutes recovery. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD; ultrasound), pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP; echocardiography), and internal carotid artery flow (ICA; ultrasound) were measured at SL in normoxia and isocapnic hypoxia [end-tidal PO₂ (PETO₂) maintained to 50 mmHg], and during normal breathing at HA...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697621/undiagnosed-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-hiv-infection-who-present-with-severe-anaemia-at-a-district-hospital
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Mbulelo Mntonintshi, Don O'Mahony, Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, Kakia A F Namugenyi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of severe anaemia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in South Africa. However, TB can be difficult to diagnose as it may be extra pulmonary and paucibacillary. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate undiagnosed TB in patients with HIV infection and severe anaemia and to identify the optimal investigations for diagnosing TB. SETTING: Mthatha General Hospital, a district hospital...
June 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697017/risk-factors-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-after-traumatic-injury-a-competing-risks-analysis
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Jan-Michael Van Gent, Richard Y Calvo, Ashley L Zander, Erik J Olson, C Beth Sise, Michael J Sise, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is typically reported as a composite measure of the quality of trauma center care. Given recent data suggesting post-injury DVT and PE are distinct clinical processes, a better understanding may result from analyzing them as independent, competing events. Using competing risks analysis, we evaluated our hypothesis that the risk factors and timing of post-injury DVT and PE are different...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696964/impact-of-ebus-tbna-on-pet-ct-imaging-of-mediastinal-nodes
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Pradeesh Sivapalan, Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Sara Colella, Klaus Richter Larsen, Lars Konge, Paul Frost Clementsen
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) with fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose has a high sensitivity in detecting malignancy in patients suspected of lung cancer but a low specificity as inflammatory reactions can also result in metabolic activity. Furthermore, it is assumed that invasive pulmonary procedures with biopsies from benign lesions can induce metabolic activity resulting in false-positive results. However, this hypothesis lacks solid evidence. We aimed to evaluate how often endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) with biopsies from benign lesions are followed by false-positive results...
July 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690757/minimal-change-disease-in-horseshoe-kidney
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Yosr Chaabouni, Rahma Guesmi, Yosr Hentati, Khaoula Kammoun, Mohamed Ben Hmida, Zeineb Mnif, Tahya Boudawara, Jamil Hachicha
The horseshoe kidney is a frequent urological birth defect. The most frequent complications are urinary tract infections, stones and hydronephrosis. The occurrence of glomerular disease in horseshoe kidney is rare. Therefore, we report the first case of minimal change disease occurring in a patient with horseshoe kidney in literature. A 22-year-old Caucasian man without personal or family medical history admitted to the pneumology department for a pulmonary artery embolism. In presence of a generalized oedema, a biological assessment was performed yielding intense nephrotic syndrome with urine protein excretion 22g/day...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686155/paediatric-venous-thromboembolism-a-report-from-the-italian-registry-of-thrombosis-in-children-riti
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Paola Giordano, Massimo Grassi, Paola Saracco, Angelo C Molinari, Chiara Gentilomo, Agnese Suppiej, Giuseppe Indolfi, Donatella Lasagni, Matteo Luciani, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria C Putti, Lidia L Rota, Stefano Sartori, Paolo Simioni
BACKGROUND: The Italian Registry of Thrombosis in Children (RITI) was established by a multidisciplinary team with the aims of improving knowledge about neonatal and paediatric thrombotic events in Italy and providing a preliminary source of data for the future development of specific clinical trials and diagnostic-therapeutic protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the subset of RITI data concerning paediatric systemic venous thromboembolic events that occurred between January 2007 and June 2013...
June 30, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682027/-pulmonary-congestion-and-hypertension-in-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Francesca Mallamaci, Giovanni Tripepi
Mild to moderate volume expansion is a frequent complication in dialysis patients and acute volume overload, such as acute pulmonary oedema, is one of the most worrying medical emergency in these patients. Estimated systolic blood pressure in the pulmonary artery (ePASP) is an important risk factor of mortality and cardiovascular (CV) events in the general population and in patients on dialysis. Therefore, the assessment of body water in dialysis patients is useful both from the clinical point of view for monitoring fluids as well as for prognostic purposes...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677845/detection-of-peripheral-embolic-consolidations-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-no-evidence-of-pulmonary-embolism-on-computed-tomography-a-pilot-study
#17
C Trenker, J C Apitzsch, S Pastor, S Bartelt, A Neesse, C Goerg
AIM: To investigate the value of B-mode imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in patients with clinically suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) but no evidence of central PE on CT. METHODS: Between May 2004 and February 2015, we included in this retrospective study 19 patients with a risk profile for PE according to their Wells' score, sonographic patterns of peripheral embolic consolidations (EC) on B-mode-imaging and CEUS (ie, missing or inhomogeneous enhancement of the pleural lesions), and exclusion of central PE by CT within 1 week of CEUS...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676304/imaging-trends-in-acute-venous-thromboembolic-disease-2000-to-2015
#18
Isaac Wang, Matthew S Davenport, Ella A Kazerooni
PURPOSE: To measure diffusion of new knowledge and correlate imaging utilization for suspected acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) with d-dimer utilization, landmark publications, and institutional guidelines. MATERIALS: Between 2000 and 2015, the number of CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs), CTPA combined with indirect CT venography (CTV), ventilation-perfusion (VQ) scans, and lower extremity venous Doppler ultrasound (US) examinations were obtained for inpatients and emergency department (ED) patients and correlated with d-dimer utilization, landmark publications regarding radiation and VTE imaging, and an institutional inpatient best-practice alert requiring VTE prophylaxis assessment (2008)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675504/ultrasound-assessment-of-gastric-emptying-after-breakfast-in-healthy-preschool-children
#19
Anne E Sümpelmann, Robert Sümpelmann, Michael Lorenz, Ilona Eberwien, Nils Dennhardt, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian G Russo
BACKGROUND: In current guidelines, 6 hours of fasting is recommended for solids to limit the risk of pulmonary aspiration during anesthesia in children. Ultrasonography has recently been introduced to evaluate gastric volumes in children in the context of preanesthetic fasting. Therefore, in this study, we firstly evaluated the precision of ultrasound assessment of gastric volume in an experimental setting and secondly studied gastric emptying times after a normal breakfast in healthy preschool children using ultrasound...
July 4, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674910/diagnostic-imaging-in-pediatric-thoracic-trauma
#20
Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Stefania Ianniello, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Michele Tonerini, Massimo Zeccolini, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Vittorio Miele
Thoracic trauma accounts for approximately 14% of blunt force traumatic deaths, second only to head injuries. Chest trauma can be blunt (90% of cases) or penetrating. In young patients, between 60 and 80% of chest injuries result from blunt trauma, with over half as a consequence of impact with motor vehicles, whereas in adolescents and adults, penetrating trauma has a statistically more prominent role. Pulmonary contusions and rib fractures are the most frequent injuries occurring. Chest X-ray is the first imaging modality of choice to identify patients presenting with life-threatening conditions (i...
July 4, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
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