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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066665/pleural-tenting-as-an-effective-adjunct-in-patients-with-pneumothorax-secondary-to-emphysema-evaluated-with-computed-tomography-scan
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Chao-Chun Chang, Ying-Yuan Chen, Jia-Ming Chang, Yau-Lin Tseng, Chia-Ying Lin, Ming-Tsung Chuang, Yi-Ting Yen
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of thoracoscopic blebectomy and pleurodesis for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is often attenuated by diffuse emphysematous parenchyma. In this study, we reviewed our surgical results of pleural tenting and its association with preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) in patients with SSP. METHODS: From September 2005 to December 2014, there were 96 surgeries on 84 patients with SSP due to pulmonary emphysema. The data was collected on age, sex, smoking status, preoperative chest CT scan image, surgical procedure, blood loss, operative time, duration of tube thoracostomy, and hospital stay...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051921/tube-thoracostomy-at-the-time-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair-reassessing-the-risks-and-benefits
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Avraham Schlager, Kelly Arps, Ragavan Siddharthan, Matthew S Clifton
PURPOSE: Postoperative pneumothorax and effusion remain a concern following congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair. Despite a recent trend away from intraoperative thoracostomy, few studies have actually compared outcomes with and without a chest tube. Rationale commonly cited for the more minimalistic approach include the presumed low likelihood of postoperative complications, potential risk of patch infection, and prolonged intubation. We evaluate these theories, as well as the implications of intraoperative chest tube (IOCT) placement...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031839/a-massive-pleural-based-desmoid-tumour
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Talha Mahmud, Guness Mal, Farhan Ahmed Majeed, Siaw Ming Chai, Y C Gary Lee
A 49-year-old Pakistani male presented with "heaviness" in his chest. Chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) confirmed a massive left-sided pleural-based opacity. Three years ago, he was investigated for a left-sided lymphocytic, exudative pleural effusion following an episode of dengue fever. Tube thoracostomy removed 1.3 L of fluid. Pleural biopsy and bronchial washings were non-contributory. He received empirical anti-tuberculosis treatment and remained asymptomatic until this presentation. To investigate the new pleural mass, he underwent a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, which revealed a 2...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029708/comparison-of-maximum-force-to-failure-of-4-thoracostomy-tube-connecting-devices
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Ιoannis Psathas, Lysimachos G Papazoglou, Dimitrios Bikiaris, Ioannis Savvas, Georgios Kazakos, Eleni Basdani
OBJECTIVE: To compare the maximum force and displacement to failure of 4 different types of thoracostomy tube connecting devices. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental in vitro study. STUDY POPULATION: Four types of thoracostomy tube connecting devices (n = 10 each). METHODS: Four different connecting device configurations (10 constructs each) were tested by maximum distraction to failure using a dynamometer: (1) CTTWW-a 3-way connector with a male luer slip attached to a thoracostomy tube by a Christmas tree adapter and secured to the tube with 21 gauge orthopedic wire; (2) CTTWRCW-a 3-way connector with a male luer lock with a rotating collar attached to a tube by a Christmas tree adapter and secured to the tube with 21 gauge orthopedic wire; (3) LVSBC-a Lopez valve attached to a tube with its short-barbed connector; and (4) LVLBC-a Lopez valve attached to a tube with its long-barbed connector...
December 28, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977530/a-survey-assessment-of-perceived-importance-and-methods-of-maintenance-of-critical-procedural-skills-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine
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Matthew R Mittiga, Michael R FitzGerald, Benjamin T Kerrey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to delineate pediatric emergency medicine provider opinions regarding the importance of, and to ascertain existing processes by which practitioners maintain, the following critical procedural skills: oral endotracheal intubation, intraosseous line placement, pharmacologic and electrical cardioversion, tube thoracostomy, and defibrillation. METHODS: A customized survey was administered to all members of the Listserv for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941590/traumatic-hemothorax-blood-contains-elevated-levels-of-microparticles-that-are-prothrombotic-but-inhibit-platelet-aggregation
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Thomas A Mitchell, Maryanne C Herzig, Chriselda G Fedyk, Marc A Salhanick, Aaron T Henderson, Bijaya K Parida, Nicolas J Prat, Daniel L Dent, Martin G Schwacha, Andrew P Cap
OBJECTIVES: Autotransfusion of shed blood from traumatic hemothorax is an attractive option for resuscitation of trauma patients in austere environments. However, previous analyses revealed that shed hemothorax (HX) blood is defibrinated, thrombocytopenic, and contains elevated levels of D-dimer. Mixing studies with normal pooled plasma demonstrated hypercoagulability, evoking concern for potentiation of acute traumatic coagulopathy. We hypothesized that induction of coagulopathic changes by shed HX blood may be due to increases in cellular microparticles (MP) and that these may also affect recipient platelet function...
December 9, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939518/failure-rate-of-prehospital-chest-decompression-after-severe-thoracic-trauma
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Alexander Kaserer, Philipp Stein, Hans-Peter Simmen, Donat R Spahn, Valentin Neuhaus
INTRODUCTION: Chest decompression can be performed by different techniques, like needle thoracocentesis (NT), lateral thoracostomy (LT), or tube thoracostomy (TT). The aim of this study was to report the incidence of prehospital chest decompression and to analyse the effectiveness of these techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, all medical records of adult trauma patients undergoing prehospital chest decompression and admitted to the resuscitation area of a level-1 trauma center between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed and analysed...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901387/quantification-and-characterization-of-pleural-fluid-in-healthy-dogs-with-thoracostomy-tubes
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Germaine C Hung, M Casey Gaunt, Joseph E Rubin, Gregory S Starrak, Sherisse A Sakals
OBJECTIVE To quantify and characterize pleural fluid collected from healthy dogs after placement of a thoracostomy tube (TT). ANIMALS 8 healthy Coonhound-cross dogs (mean ± SD weight, 27.2 ± 1.6 kg). PROCEDURES Thoracic CT of each dog was performed before placement of a TT and daily thereafter for 7 days. Thoracic fluid volume was calculated from CT images. Effusion was aspirated when detected; volume was recorded, and cytologic analysis and bacterial culture were performed. RESULTS Mean ± SD volume of pleural effusion detected by CT was 1...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894507/do-simple-beside-lung-function-tests-predict-morbidity-after-rib-fractures
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Christopher A Butts, John J Brady, Sara Wilhelm, Laura Castor, Alicia Sherwood, Abby McCall, John Patch, Pamela Jones, Vicente Cortes, Adrian W Ong
BACKGROUND: We evaluated if incentive spirometry volume (ISV) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) could predict acute respiratory failure (ARF) in patients with rib fractures. METHODS: Normotensive, co-operative patients were enrolled prospectively. ISV and PEFR were measured on admission, at 24 h and at 48 h by taking the best of three readings each time. The primary outcome, ARF, was defined as requiring invasive or noninvasive positive pressure ventilation...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884332/thoracostomy-tube-function-not-trajectory-dictates-reintervention
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Nathan W Kugler, Thomas W Carver, Paul Knechtges, David Milia, Lawrence Goodman, Jasmeet S Paul
BACKGROUND: Hemothorax and/or pneumothorax can be managed successfully managed with tube thoracostomy (TT) in the majority of cases. Improperly placed tubes are common with rates near 30%. This study aimed to determine whether TT trajectory affects the rate of secondary intervention. METHODS: A retrospective review of all adult trauma patients undergoing TT placement over a 4-y period was performed. TT trajectory was classified as ideal, nonideal, or kinked-based on anterior-posterior chest x-ray...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871519/intrapleural-placement-of-a-thoracic-epidural-catheter-in-a-patient-with-spinal-stenosis
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Kiran Belani, Mario Montealegre-Gallegos, Brian Ferla, Robina Matyal
Due to the close proximity of the thoracic epidural space and parietal pleura, pleural puncture with intrapleural catheter placement is a potential complication of thoracic epidural anesthesia. The authors present a case of an obese patient with a history of spinal stenosis that underwent thoracotomy. Repeated failed attempts at epidural anesthesia were complicated by intrapleural placement of the catheter. The patient subsequently developed clinical signs of pneumothorax and required urgent thoracostomy.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868100/nephropleural-fistula-effectively-managed-with-serial-thoracentesis-a-case-report
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Aaron D Baugh, Eslam Youssef, Syed Shafae Hasan, Nauman Saleem Siddiqui, Haitham Elsamoloty, Khaled Shahrour, Toseef Javaid
Nephropleural fistulae are rare but serious thoracic complications of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). Herein, we present the management of a 54-year-old female with a delayed presentation of nephropleural fistula. The role of serial thoracentesis as a safe, less invasive, less painful alternative to tube thoracostomy is highlighted. In select cases, this may represent an attractive management strategy for nephropleural fistula after PCNL.
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847063/tough-syndrome-a-report-of-an-early-immediate-postoperative-cause-of-aortocoronary-graft-occlusion
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Rahul Dudhani, Anusha Jegatheeswaran, Vivek Rao
Aortocoronary artery bypass grafts are time tested to be effective definitive therapy of symptomatic coronary artery disease since their inception in the 1960s. Over the years, multiple factors have affected the long-term outcome and patency rates of vein grafts. These can be divided into acute, subacute, and delayed categories. The most common causes, respectively, are thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia, and accelerated atherosclerosis. Numerous studies have analyzed postoperative angiographic images to evaluate these phenomena, and medical therapies have been instituted to prevent occlusion of these grafts...
December 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843762/dangers-of-flying-high-and-diving-low-an-unusual-case-of-dyspnea
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Poornima Ramadas, Rumon Chakravarty, Prathik Krishnan, Anupa Nadkarni
Giant bullae are bullae that occupy at least 30 percent of a hemi thorax. This condition can rarely be idiopathic and not usually suspected in young patients with no risk factors. We describe a case of a giant solitary pulmonary bulla in a healthy young female with no known risk factors. 23-year-old female presented to the Emergency department with dyspnea and pleuritic right sided chest pain. She started experiencing these symptoms when she was on a 7-h flight and later experienced similar symptoms when she went scuba diving...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826770/endobronchial-naso-bronchial-lavage-an-alternative-interventional-treatment-for-post-lobectomy-bronchopleural-fistula
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Ye Ning, Hai Huang, Lei Xue, Xuewei Zhao
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Post-lobectomy bronchopleural fistula is a rare complication of lung resection surgery, and proper management is crucial for the successful resolution. Most published papers deal with surgical treatment. We report our experience with a new interventional management, endobronchial naso-bronchial lavage (ENBL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the continuing efficacy and safety of this innovative procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 2002 to 2012, 17 patients who suffered from post-lobectomy bronchopleural fistula were recruited...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787569/-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-following-trauma
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B A Leidel, K-G Kanz
For decades, survival rates of cardiac arrest following trauma were reported between 0 and 2 %. Since 2005, survival rates have increased with a wide range up to 39 % and good neurological recovery in every second person injured for unknown reasons. Especially in children, high survival rates with good neurologic outcomes are published. Resuscitation following traumatic cardiac arrest differs significantly from nontraumatic causes. Paramount is treatment of reversible causes, which include massive bleeding, hypoxia, tension pneumothorax, and pericardial tamponade...
October 27, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776982/percutaneous-thermal-ablation-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-initial-experience-with-ten-tumors-in-nine-patients
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Aaron W P Maxwell, Terrance T Healey, Damian E Dupuy
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes in a small cohort of patients with local or disseminated small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) who received percutaneous thermal ablation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten biopsy-proven SCLC tumors in 9 consecutive patients (5 men, 4 women; average age, 73.8 y ± 12.4) were retrospectively evaluated. Average tumor sizes were 1.8 cm ± 0.5 and 2.6 cm ± 1.2 among patients with local and disseminated disease, respectively. Microwave and radiofrequency ablation were each used for 5 tumors...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776948/-what-place-for-the-thoracostomy-thoracmyoplasty-in-the-management-of-the-chronic-pleural-empyema
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M Lakranbi, S Rabiou, L Belliraj, I Issoufou, F Z Ammor, J Ghalimi, Y Ouadnouni, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of empyema after pneumonectomy or in suites with chronic pleural pocket is a dreaded complication. The management is long and difficult. The authors report their experience before this complication including infection control by an emptying of the pleural pocket percutaneous drainage or thoracostomy which will be complemented by a thoracomyoplasty the aim to erase the pleural pocket. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted between 2009 and 2015 concerning the records of 9 patients treated for empyema or in the aftermath of a lung resection or as part of a chronic pleural pocket and calcific...
December 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
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