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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528057/drains-and-blushes-a-case-of-impaired-venous-drainage-mimicking-pulmonary-torsion
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Nazia Alvi, Raju Z Abraham, Philip Alexander, Thomas Betlej, Arun Jagannathan
A 47-year-old woman underwent elective right upper lobectomy with pneumopexy for adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 2, she had tachycardia, and her chest radiograph, bronchoscopy, and computed tomography chest scan were suspicious for pulmonary torsion. She underwent emergent thoracotomy, and the right middle lobe was not torsed; it was purple, engorged, and not ventilated. The patient did well after right middle lobectomy. We suspect compromised middle lobe pulmonary venous drainage due to angulation after compensatory expansion...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527170/oculo-otological-manifestations-in-a-case-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Archana Sonawale, Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Shreepriya Mangalgi
A 44 year old lady presented with acute onset of loss of vision in the right eye and cough with mucopurulent expectoration for two months. Ophthalmic examination revealed central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). Chest radiograph showed multiple cavitatory nodules with fluid levels. Sputum was negative for AFB and ANCA was strongly positive suggestive of a diagnosis of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). Within the next few weeks the patient had rapid detenoration due to left eye CRAO, progressive bilateral hearing loss, facial palsy and retro orbital mass...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524802/effects-of-occupational-silica-exposure-on-oxidative-stress-and-immune-system-parameters-in-ceramic-workers-in-turkey
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Hatice Gul Anlar, Merve Bacanli, Servet İritaş, Ceylan Bal, Türker Kurt, Engin Tutkun, O Hinc Yilmaz, Nursen Basaran
Silica is the second most common element after oxygen, and therefore, exposures to crystalline silica dust occur in a large variety of occupations such as metal foundries, constructions, and ceramic, quarry, and pottery industries. Since crystalline silica exposure has been linked with silicosis, lung cancer, and other pulmonary diseases, adverse effect attributed to this element has be a cause for concern worldwide. Silica dust exposure in workers is still considered to be important health problem especially in developing countries...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523200/an-unusual-presentation-of-congenital-lobar-emphysema
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Daniel Arnaud, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
Congenital lobar emphysema is an uncommon bronchopulmonary malformation characterized by lobar overinflation and accompanying alveolar septum damage that leads to compression atelectasis of the lung parenchyma and displacement of mediastinal structures, with the resultant ventilation-perfusion mismatch. We present a case of a 33-year-old lady with progressive exertional dyspnea. Chest radiograph findings lead to the suspicion of congenital lobar emphysema, which was then confirmed by a computed tomography (CT) scan...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522112/diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-on-chest-radiographs-and-ct
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Theodore J Dubinsky, Hardik Shah, Rachelle Sonneborn, Daniel S Hippe
BACKGROUND: We prospectively identified B-lines in patients undergoing ultrasound examinations following liver transplants who also had a chest x-ray (CXR) and/or chest CT scan on the same day to determine if an association between the presence of B-lines s from the thorax on ultrasound images correlates with the presence of pulmonary abnormalities on chest radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, patients undergoing routine postoperative liver transplant ultrasound examinations and a CXR and/or CT scan on the same day between 1/1/2015 through 7/1/2016 were prospectively identified...
May 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515753/traumatic-pneumatocele-in-an-11-year-old-boy-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzanna Oksiuta, Adam Hermanowicz, Wojciech Dębek
The authors present a case of a pneumatocele associated with blunt trauma in a child. An 11-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department after he was knocked over and his chest was trapped under a soccer goal. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed several cavities in the lobes of both lungs. The CT of the abdomen revealed traumatic laceration of the liver. The patient was treated conservatively. His condition was stable and subsequently improved. He was discharged 19 days later. After nine months, a chest radiograph showed complete resolution of the pneumatocele, and abdominal ultrasound demonstrated complete resolution of the liver hematoma...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515611/malposition-of-the-central-venous-catheter-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Sameer N Desai, Santosh K Dasar, V Mithali
A 50-year-old male was admitted to Intensive Care Unit with head and chest injury needed multiple central venous catheter (CVC) for the long-term intravenous access. Right internal jugular vein was cannulated uneventfully, and the tip of CVC was confirmed in the chest radiograph along the right border of the mediastinum. After few days, left subclavian vein was cannulated and the procedure was uneventful. However, the postprocedure Chest X-ray showed the CVC along the left border of mediastinum rather than the right border...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515414/mediastinal-solitary-fibrous-tumor-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-directed-biopsy
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Alaina J Webb, Ahmed S Yassin, Ali Saeed, Hemang Yadav, James P Utz
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the middle mediastinal space are uncommon and often not discovered until symptoms secondary to compression of adjacent structures occur. Diagnosis requires surgical biopsy and histological tissue analysis. We describe the ECHO appearance of the solitary fibrous tumor and successful non-invasive EBUS diagnosis. This method of diagnosis allowed for surgical planning for resection and allowed us to exclude non-surgical diseases, such as small cell carcinoma. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old man presented to his primary care physician with worsening intermittent chronic chest pain with recent progressive dysphagia, cough, and dyspnea...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515054/longitudinal-decline-in-lung-function-among-older-construction-workers
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John M Dement, Laura S Welch, Knut Ringen, Kim Cranford, Patricia Quinn
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposures to vapours, gasses, dusts and fumes (VGDF) and chest X-ray abnormalities by the International Labour Office (ILO) classification system are associated with reduced lung function, with the majority of published studies being cross-sectional. We examined the effects of VGDF exposures, as well as ILO parenchymal changes, pleural plaque and diffuse pleural thickening (DPT) on reduction in lung function in a longitudinal study. METHODS: Chest radiographs and spirometry for 3150 ageing construction workers enrolled in a medical screening programme with a baseline and at least one follow-up examination were studied...
May 17, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512100/anaemia-and-respiratory-failure-in-a-child-can-it-be-idiopathic-pulmonary-haemosiderosis
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Minhajuddin Ahmed, Dinesh Raj, Ashwini Kumar, Abhay Kumar
We present an 8-year-old male child admitted with cough and high-grade fever for 7 days and respiratory difficulty for 2 days. There was a history of blood transfusion at 2 years of age during a respiratory illness. The child was anaemic, tachycardic, tachypnoeic and hypoxic at presentation. Chest examination revealed equal air entry with fine crackles bilaterally. Blood reports were suggestive of anaemia (haemoglobin 6.5 g/dL), leucocytosis and high C reactive protein levels. Chest radiograph revealed bilateral air space opacities involving diffuse lung fields, right more than left...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511523/achondroplasia-with-polydactyly-a-case-report
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Caroline Frank, Sameeya Shariff, Muddepalle Pavani, Balasubramanian Karthika, Sridhar Thathekalva
An eight-year-old girl child reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the chief complaint of unerupted permanent teeth for past two years. The child presented features like disproportionately short stature, rhizomelic shortening of arms and legs, long face, frontal bossing and saddle nose. Based on the findings of chest and spine radiographs and ultrasound the case was diagnosed as a rare bone disorder "Achondroplasia". This case also presents a unique feature of polydactyly. Polydactyly is a manifestation in clinical medicine because it can serve as an indicator for a plethora of congenital anamolies...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509688/a-prevalence-study-of-thoracic-scoliosis-in-chilean-patients-aged-10-20-years-using-chest-radiographs-as-a-screening-tool
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Julio Urrutia, Pablo Besa, Francisco Bengoa
To determine the prevalence of thoracic scoliosis in patients 10-20 years old using radiographs as a screening tool, we studied 783 patients who obtained chest radiographs for nonspinal reasons. We measured thoracic curvature in coronal and sagittal planes; we determined whether age, sex, and sagittal curvature predicted the coronal curvature. The prevalence of scoliosis was 9.3%: 7.0% had curvatures 10°-20°; 1.0% had curvatures 20°-30°; and 1.3% had curvatures of at least 30°. Females (13%) presented larger prevalence of scoliosis than males (4...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506211/interstitial-pneumonia-pattern-on-day-7-chest-radiograph-predicts-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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Hye-Rim Kim, Ji Young Kim, Bo La Yun, Byoungkook Lee, Chang Won Choi, Beyong Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Early identification of infants at higher risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) may enable a targeted approach to reduce BPD. We aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the interstitial pneumonia pattern on the day 7 chest radiograph predicts BPD or death before 36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 336 preterm infants (birth weight < 1500 g and gestational age < 32 postmenstrual weeks) who were admitted to a single tertiary academic center between January 2008 and December 2014...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502975/an-unusual-presentation-of-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia
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Rami Jabbour, Hanesh Kumar, Shaheen Alvi, Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Masooma Niazi, Madanmohan Patel, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a newly evolving rare non-infectious lung pathology, characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin balls on histology. It is often difficult to diagnose and is usually mistaken for other lung pathologies. We present an interesting case of AFOP with unusual radiologic findings and disease course. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of high-grade fever, chills, and profuse sweating. She was febrile to 101.2 degree Fahrenheit on presentation...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500130/a-seizure-induced-t8-burst-fracture-re-presenting-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Radford Arran James Smith, Nigel Poland, Simon Cope
A male aged 44 years presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of intermittent right-sided abdominal pain radiating to the midline. Examination demonstrated a tender right upper quadrant with voluntary guarding and a low grade fever. One week previously, he had been admitted to hospital after an isolated, self-terminating seizure secondary to an deliberate venlafaxine overdose. His upper abdominal symptoms started immediately postseizure but at the time were attributed to musculoskeletal chest pain by the discharging team...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497853/respiratory-morbidity-among-u-s-coal-miners-in-states-outside-of-central-appalachia
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Laura E Reynolds, David J Blackley, Anthony S Laney, Cara N Halldin
BACKGROUND: Recent NIOSH publications have focused on the respiratory health of coal miners in central Appalachia, yet 57% of U.S. coal miners work in other regions. We characterized respiratory morbidity in coal miners from these regions. METHODS: Active coal miners working outside of central Appalachia who received chest radiographs and/or spirometry during 2005-2015 were included. Chest radiographs were classified according to International Labour Office standards and spirometry was interpreted using the American Thoracic Society guidelines...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497281/preoperative-chest-radiographs-in-hip-fracture-patients-is-there-any-additional-value
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Sverre A I Loggers, Georgios F Giannakopoulos, Edwin Vandewalle, Micha Erwteman, Ferco Berger, Wietse P Zuidema
PURPOSE: Preoperative screening in hip fracture patients is vital to minimize perioperative complications. Preoperative chest radiographs (POCR) are performed in many hip fracture patients. Earlier research showed that few POCR abnormalities influence perioperative policy. However, no studies in nonelective patient with a specific surgical conditions have been performed. With many hip fractures per year worldwide, a significant cost reduction could be made by performing selective POCR without compromising the quality of care...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496015/determining-the-possible-etiology-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-using-a-clone-library-analysis-in-japan
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Kazuhiro Yatera, Shingo Noguchi, Kei Yamasaki, Toshinori Kawanami, Kazumasa Fukuda, Keisuke Naito, Kentaro Akata, Takashi Kido, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Noriho Sakamoto, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Mukae
Obtaining precise etiological information regarding causative bacteria is important for the proper use of antimicrobials in hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), which is associated with a high rate of mortality. The aim of this study was to comparatively investigate the bacterial diversity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in Japanese patients with HAP by the clone library method using the 16S rRNA gene. This study included Japanese patients with HAP who were treated at our hospital and referring hospitals...
May 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495230/electrocardiogram-voltage-discordance-interpretation-of-low-qrs-voltage-only-in-the-precordial-leads
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Diana H Kim, Ralph J Verdino
OBJECTIVES: To define clinical correlates of low voltage isolated to precordial leads on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG). INTRODUCTION: Low voltage (V) on the ECG is defined as QRS V<5mm in all limb leads and <10mm in all precordial leads. The diagnostic use of ECGs with low voltage isolated to the precordial leads with normal limb lead voltages is unclear. METHODS: Twelve-lead ECGs with QRS V>5mm in one or more limb leads and <10mm in all precordial leads were collected...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
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