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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632761/experience-improves-the-performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-for-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-learning-curve-at-a-medical-centre
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Chun-Ta Huang, Sheng-Yuan Ruan, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chao-Chi Ho, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound(EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy(TBB) is the preferred diagnostic tool for peripheral pulmonary lesions(PPLs) and mastering this procedure is an important task in the training of chest physicians. Little has been published about the learning experience of physicians with this technique, particularly at an institutional level. We aimed to establish a learning curve for EBUS-guided TBB for PPLs at a medical center. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, consecutive patients with PPLs referred for EBUS-guided TBB at National Taiwan University Hospital were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631156/diagnosis-of-secondary-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-role-for-chest-ultrasound-and-prognostic-implications
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Christopher Z Lam, Tanmay Anant Bhamare, Tamadhir Gazzaz, David Manson, Tilman Humpl, Mike Seed
BACKGROUND: Secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia is a complication of congenital heart disease that results from chronic pulmonary venous obstruction. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the performance of chest ultrasound (US) in diagnosing secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia and to review the clinical course of children with secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chest US was performed on 26 children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection or cor triatriatum in a prospective observational study...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625110/ultrasound-facilitated-catheter-directed-low-dose-fibrinolysis-in-elderly-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-seattle-ii-sub-analysis
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Brett J Carroll, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Ping-Yu Liu, Gregory Piazza
Elderly patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) have higher mortality than non-elderly patients, but receive systemic fibrinolysis less frequently. In this sub-analysis of the SEATTLE II trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed, low-dose fibrinolysis in elderly patients with submassive and massive PE. We compared patients ⩾65 years old with those <65 years old. Eligible patients had proximal PE and a right ventricular-to-left ventricular (RV/LV) diameter ratio ⩾0...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620429/novel-approaches-to-ultrasonography-of-the-lung-and-pleural-space-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Daniel Lichtenstein
This review article is an update of what should be known for practicing basic lung ultrasound in the critically ill (LUCI) and is also of interest for less critical disciplines (e.g. pulmonology). It pinpoints on the necessity of a professional machine (not necessarily a sophisticated one) and probe. It lists the 10 main signs of LUCI and some of the main protocols made possible using LUCI: the BLUE protocol for a respiratory failure, the FALLS protocol for a circulatory failure, the SESAME protocol for a cardiac arrest and the investigation of a ventilated acute respiratory distress syndrome patient, etc...
June 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615428/increased-rate-of-venous-thrombosis-may-be-associated-with-inpatient-dihydroergotamine-treatment
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Amy R Tso, Irene R Patniyot, Amy A Gelfand, Peter J Goadsby
OBJECTIVE: To review whether the incidence of catheter-associated venous thromboses was higher in patients receiving IV dihydroergotamine compared to lidocaine. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all admissions at the University of California, San Francisco Headache Center from February 25, 2008, through October 31, 2014, for age, sex, diagnosis, aura, treatment dose, type of IV line used, days with line, superficial (SVT) or deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE)...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614224/a-case-report-of-local-treatment-of-inoperable-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma-with-convex-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-intratumoral-injection-of-cisplatin-in-a-patient-with-severe-copd
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Xiaochen Li, Xiansheng Liu, Xiaoling Rao, Jianping Zhao, Yongjian Xu, Min Xie
RATIONALE: Endobronchial ultrasound as a powerful diagnostic technology can also be used to perform intratumoral chemotherapy for extraluminal tumor. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 69-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented with worsening dyspnea. A pulmonary function test showed severe airway obstruction and that forced expiratory volume in 1 s was 43% of the predicted value after a bronchodilator. DIAGNOSES: A bronchoscopy and histopathological analyses revealed a squamous cell carcinoma mostly located outside of the lumen with central airway obstruction...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606680/pulmonary-congestion-evaluated-by-lung-ultrasound-predicts-decompensation-in-heart-failure-outpatients
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Marcelo H Miglioranza, Eugenio Picano, Luigi P Badano, Roberto Sant'Anna, Marciane Rover, Facundo Zaffaroni, Rosa Sicari, Renato K Kalil, Tiago L Leiria, Luna Gargani
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary congestion is the main cause of hospital admission among heart failure (HF) patients. Lung ultrasound (LUS) assessment of B-lines has been recently proposed as a reliable and easy tool for evaluating pulmonary congestion. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of LUS in predicting adverse events in HF outpatients. METHODS: Single-center prospective cohort of 97 moderate-to-severe systolic HF patients (53±13years; 61% males) consecutively enrolled between November 2011 and October 2012...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603653/is-bronchodilator-the-correct-treatment-for-copd-subjects-before-ebus
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REVIEW
Veronica Leoni, Patrizia Pignatti, Dina Visca, Antonio Spanevello
Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a reliable and commonly established technique, enabling real-time guidance of transbronchial needle aspiration of mediastinal and hilar structures and parabronchial lung masses. As EBUS-TBNA became more available and adopted by clinicians, questions emerged about the optimal performance of the procedure. Although EBUS is considered safe, there are few complications that could occur during the test, correlated with both the procedure itself and the patient's characteristics...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600804/noninvasive-pulmonary-transit-time-a-new-parameter-for-general-cardiac-performance
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Anouk G W de Lepper, Ingeborg H F Herold, Salvatore Saporito, R Arthur Bouwman, Massimo Mischi, Hendrikus H M Korsten, Koen D Reesink, Patrick Houthuizen
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) assessed with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a novel tool to evaluate cardiac function. PTT represents the time for a bolus of contrast to pass from the right to the left ventricle, measured according to the indicator dilution principles using CEUS. We investigated the hypothesis that PTT is a measure of general cardiac performance in patient populations eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: The study population consisted of heart failure patients referred for CRT with NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)≤35% and QRS≥120 ms...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600484/perinatal-case-of-fatal-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome-with-hyperplasia-of-seminiferous-tubules
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Nives Zimmermann, Jerzy Stanek
BACKGROUND Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) is a rare X-linked recessive syndrome characterized by fetal overgrowth. CASE REPORT We present a case of a male infant with SGBS. Abnormal prenatal ultrasound (including congenital diaphragmatic hernia) prompted microarray testing of amniotic fluid cells, which showed deletion on chromosome Xq26.2 affecting the glypican-3 gene consistent with SGBS type I. The infant died six hours after birth and at autopsy showed features of SGBS, including macrosomia, organomegaly, diaphragmatic hernia with consequent pulmonary hypoplasia, cleft palate, large tongue with a midline groove, a supernumerary nipple, Meckel's diverticulum, and abnormal phalanges...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595772/prevention-of-early-complications-and-late-consequences-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism-focus-on-reperfusion-techniques
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Stavros V Konstantinides, Stefano Barco
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of acute cardiovascular mortality and long-term morbidity. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is the key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of PE, and residual RV dysfunction is associated with the development of post-PE functional impairment, chronic thromboembolic disease, and higher costs of treatment over the long term. Patients with clinically overt RV failure, i.e. hemodynamic collapse at presentation (high-risk PE), necessitate immediate thrombolytic treatment to relieve the obstruction in the pulmonary circulation; surgical or catheter-directed removal of the thrombus can be an alternative option...
June 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594706/diagnosis-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-in-a-patient-referred-for-uncontrolled-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-a-case-highlighting-the-importance-of-proper-diagnostic-work-up-of-hypertensive-patients
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Athanasios Bikos, Charalampos Loutradis, Stergios Tzikas, Efstratios Vakirlis, Eugenia Avdelidou, Dimitrios Zafeiriou, Aikaterini Papagianni, Vasileios Vassilikos
: We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25-30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m) and facial fibromas...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592998/the-use-of-lung-ultrasound-images-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-and-cardiac-interstitial-pathology
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REVIEW
Gino Soldati, Marcello Demi
In recent years, great advances have been made in the use of lung ultrasound to detect pulmonary edema and interstitial changes in the lung. However, it is clear that B-lines oversimplify the description of the physical phenomena associated with their presence. The artifactual images that ultrasounds provide in interstitial pulmonary pathology are merely the ultimate outcome of the complex interaction of a specific acoustic wave with a specific three-dimensional biological structure. This interaction lacks a solid physical interpretation of the acoustic signs to support it...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592041/-the-effects-of-different-tidal-volume-ventilation-on-right-ventricular-function-in-critical-respiratory-failure-patients
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L X Liu, J Q Wu, Q Y Wu, Q Zhang, B Yu, S M Ge, Y Huo, X T Wang, Y G Chao, Z J Hu
Objective: To observe and explore the effects of different tidal volume (VT) ventilation on right ventricular (RV) function in patients with critical respiratory failure. Methods: Consecutive respiratory failure patients who were treated with invasive ventilator over 24 h in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University from June to December in 2015 were enrolled in this study.Clinical data including patients' vital signs, ventilator parameters and RV echocardiography were collected within 6 h (D0), day1(D1), day2 (D2) and day3 (D3) after ventilation started...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591966/-the-value-of-early-diastolic-transmitral-velocity-to-early-mitral-anulus-diastolic-velocity-ratio-for-pulmonary-edema-in-severe-sepsis-patients
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Wan-Hong Yin, Yi Li, Yao Qin, Yan Kang, Ji-Yuan Zhao, Tong-Juan Zou, Zhi-Yun Tang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the value of early diastolic transmitral velocity to early mitral anulus diastolic velocity ratio (E/E')measured by bedside ultrasound and pulmonary edema in severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients. METHODS: Data were obtained from the critical ultrasound database between November 2014 and August 2015. The severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients were eligible, but those with chronic heart disease or acute heart failure were excluded...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590291/bronchoscopic-modalities-to-diagnose-sarcoidosis
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Sadia Benzaquen, Alejandro Adolfo Aragaki-Nakahodo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several studies have investigated different bronchoscopic techniques to obtain tissue diagnosis in patients with suspected sarcoidosis when the diagnosis cannot be based on clinicoradiographic findings alone. In this review, we will describe the most recent and relevant evidence from different bronchoscopic modalities to diagnose sarcoidosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite multiple available bronchoscopic modalities to procure tissue samples to diagnose sarcoidosis, the vast majority of evidence favors endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration to diagnose Scadding stages 1 and 2 sarcoidosis...
June 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590275/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-injection-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-aspergilloma
#17
Mihir S Parikh, Eric Seeley, Evelyn Nguyen-Tran, Ganesh Krishna
Surgical treatment with lung resection has traditionally been the treatment of choice for pulmonary cavities containing aspergillomas that cause hemoptysis. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a minimally invasive bronchoscopic technique that is commonly used for transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes as well as centrally located parenchymal lesions. Here, we describe a case of a 71-year-old woman who was found to have a cavitary lesion in the lung containing aspergillomas. Under direct ultrasound visualization with EBUS, liposomal amphotericin B was injected into the aspergillomas...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590142/intra-amniotic-soluble-endoglin-impairs-lung-development-in-neonatal-rats
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Santhosh T Somashekar, Ibrahim Sammour, Jian Huang, Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ricardo Pastori, Silvia Alvarez-Cubela, Eneida Torres, Shu Wu, Karen C Young
Soluble endoglin (sENG) is increased in the amniotic fluid of mothers with pre-eclampsia and chorioamnionitis. Preterm infants born to mothers with these disorders have an increased risk of aberrant lung development. Whether this increased risk is secondary to elevated sENG levels is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether intrauterine exposure to an adenovirus over-expressing sENG impairs neonatal lung angiogenesis by modulating lung eNOS signaling. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to receive ultrasound guided intra-amniotic injections of adenovirus over-expressing sENG (Ad-sENG) or control adenovirus (Ad-control) on embryonic day 17 (E17)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588332/diaphragmatic-hernia-in-a-pet-chinchilla-chinchilla-lanigera
#19
Jessica Aymen, Isabelle Langlois, Isabelle Lanthier
A 10-year-old pet chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) was referred for ultrasound investigation of a thoracic mass. The mass was initially believed to be a pulmonary abscess or tumor based on radiographs and ultrasound. Cytological examination suggested the presence of a gastrointestinal structure in the thorax, and necropsy revealed a true diaphragmatic hernia subdividing the stomach into thoracic and abdominal portions.
June 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585792/-endovascular-embolization-in-the-treatment-of-the-pulmonary-intralobar-sequestration
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S Santiago-Martínez, G Guillén, A Laín, S López-Fernández, M Pérez, J Lloret
INTRODUCTION: Up to date the classical therapeutic approach for intralobar sequestrations (IS) has been surgical excision. However, systemic arteries embolization is presented as an alternative, and even constitutes the first line of treatment in some centers. We summarize our experience in selected cases with the aim of preserving the maximum lung parenchyma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of IS who underwent endovascular embolization at our institution between 2013 and 2014...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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