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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904717/measurement-of-clavicle-fracture-shortening-using-computed-tomography-and-chest-radiography
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Reza Omid, Chris Kidd, Anthony Yi, Diego Villacis, Eric White
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management of midshaft clavicle fractures has resulted in widely disparate outcomes and there is growing evidence that clavicle shortening poses the risk of unsatisfactory functional outcomes due to shoulder weakness and nonunion. Unfortunately, the literature does not clearly demonstrate the superiority of one particular method for measuring clavicle shortening. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of clavicle shortening measurements based on plain radiographs with those based on computed tomography (CT) reconstructed images of the clavicle...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900228/xiphoidectomy-a-surgical-intervention-for-an-underdocumented-disorder
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Dirk Pieter Hogerzeil, Klaas Albert Hartholt, Mark Rem de Vries
Two patients who presented with nonspecific thoracic and upper abdominal symptoms and tenderness of the xiphoid process are discussed. Both patients had undergone extensive examinations, but no source for their symptoms could be found. Plain chest radiographs revealed an anterior displacement of the xiphoid process in both patients. Physical examination confirmed this to be the primary source of discomfort. Anterior displacement of the xiphoid process may be the result of significant weight gain. Repeated trauma of the afflicted area, unaccustomed heavy lifting, exercise, and perichondritis are, amongst other causes, believed to contribute to the development of xiphodynia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
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/27897967/an-observational-study-of-donor-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-in-uk-lung-transplantation-develop-uk
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Andrew Fisher, Anders Andreasson, Alexandros Chrysos, Joanne Lally, Chrysovalanto Mamasoula, Catherine Exley, Jennifer Wilkinson, Jessica Qian, Gillian Watson, Oli Lewington, Thomas Chadwick, Elaine McColl, Mark Pearce, Kay Mann, Nicola McMeekin, Luke Vale, Steven Tsui, Nizar Yonan, Andre Simon, Nandor Marczin, Jorge Mascaro, John Dark
BACKGROUND: Many patients awaiting lung transplantation die before a donor organ becomes available. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) allows initially unusable donor lungs to be assessed and reconditioned for clinical use. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Donor Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion in UK lung transplantation study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of EVLP in increasing UK lung transplant activity. DESIGN: A multicentre, unblinded, non-randomised, non-inferiority observational study to compare transplant outcomes between EVLP-assessed and standard donor lungs...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895882/primary-pleural-synovial-sarcoma-with-metastatic-cardiac-involvement-a-case-report
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Ji-Hye Won, Susie Chin, Jai Soung Park, Sang Hyun Paik, Heon Lee, Jang Gyu Cha, Hwa Kyoon Shin, Eun Suk Koh
Primary pleuropulmonary synovial sarcomas are rare soft tissue malignancies; combined metastatic involvement of the heart is extremely rare. In this case report, a 17-year-old female presented with a history of chest pain. Chest radiographs revealed a round mass in the left upper hemithorax, and computed tomography (CT) showed a well-defined heterogeneous enhancing mass abutting the pleura. A core needle biopsy revealed malignant spindle cells. Surgical resection was performed, and a final diagnosis of primary pleural synovial sarcoma, monophasic fibrous type, was made...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891280/lung-ultrasound-in-early-diagnosis-of-neonatal-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-before-any-radiographic-or-laboratory-changes
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Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Omran, Mostafa Ibrahim, Nouran Bioumy, Sonya El-Sharkawy
Neonatal pneumonia is reported to be the primary cause of neonatal respiratory failure and one of the common causes of neonatal hospitalization and death in developing countries. Chest X-ray was considered the gold standard for diagnosis of neonatal pneumonia. Lung ultrasonography has been described as a valuable noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of many neonatal pulmonary diseases. We report a case of ventilation associated neonatal pneumonia with very early diagnosis using lung ultrasound before any significant radiographic changes in chest X-ray or laboratory findings suggestive of infection...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891004/abnormal-central-line-position-on-a-chest-radiograph-clue-to-an-uncommon-anomaly
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Pooja Abbey, Harpreet Singh Kapoor, Rama Anand, Ranju Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889373/-infant-respiratory-distress-revealing-jeune-syndrome
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J Page, E Bodart, J-L Hennecker
Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is a rare autosomal recessive osteochondrodysplasia with a variable degree of severity, clinically characterized by respiratory distress with a narrow chest and limb shortness. The reported incidence is one to five in 500,000 live births. Most patients develop severe respiratory failure during the first 2 years of life, leading to death in 60-80 % of cases. Survivors may suffer from renal, hepatic, or pancreatic complications. Expanding thoracic surgery can be used for severe cases...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885093/proposals-for-the-establishment-of-national-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-radiography-for-adult-patients-based-on-regional-dose-surveys-in-russian-federation
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A V Vodovatov, M I Balonov, V Yu Golikov, I G Shatsky, L A Chipiga, C Bernhardsson
In 2009-2014, dose surveys aimed to collect adult patient data and parameters of most common radiographic examinations were performed in six Russian regions. Typical patient doses were estimated for the selected examinations both in entrance surface dose and in effective dose. 75%-percentiles of typical patient effective dose distributions were proposed as preliminary regional diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for radiography. Differences between the 75%-percentiles of regional typical patient dose distributions did not exceed 30-50% for the examinations with standardized clinical protocols (skull, chest and thoracic spine) and a factor of 1...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884536/-chest-x-ray-and-acute-bronchiolitis-are-these-indications-decreasing
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V Arnoux, A Carsin, E Bosdure, K Retornaz, B Chabrol, G Gorincour, J Mancini, A Dabadie, J-C Dubus
OBJECTIVE: A management protocol for infants hospitalized for acute bronchiolitis, established after the study conducted in our unit in 2012, recommends a chest X-ray when the clinical course is unusual or if a differential diagnosis is suspected. The goal of this study was to evaluate professional practices after the introduction of this new management protocol. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study in two pediatric units from October 2013 to March 2015, including infants (0-23 months) hospitalized for their first episode of acute bronchiolitis without any underlying chronic condition...
November 21, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879464/severe-pleuropulmonary-paragonimiasis-caused-by-paragonimus-mexicanus-treated-as-tuberculosis-in-ecuador
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Manuel Calvopina, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Rubén Macias, Hiromu Sugiyama
A 30-year-old male, from a subtropical region of Ecuador, was hospitalized with a 5-year history of persistent cough with rusty brown sputum, chest pain, and progressive dyspnea. The patient underwent thoracic surgery 3 years ago for pleural effusion and subsequently received a 9-month regimen treatment of tuberculosis. However, there was no clinical resolution and symptoms became progressively worse. A chest radiograph and computerized tomography scan showed several small nodules in both lungs. Eggs of Paragonimus spp...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879399/bone-subtraction-radiography-in-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Verena C Obmann, Andreas Christe, Lukas Ebner, Zsolt Szucs-Farkas, Sebastian R Ott, Sai Yarram, Enno Stranzinger
BACKGROUND: Bone subtraction radiography allows reading pulmonary changes of chest radiographs more accurately without superimposition of bones. PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of bone subtraction chest radiography using dual energy (DE) bone subtracted lung images compared to conventional radiographs (CR) in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-nine DE radiographs of 24 patients (16 men) with CF (mean age, 32 years; age range, 18-71 years) were included...
November 22, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876856/the-trend-and-the-disease-prediction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-placenta-growth-factor-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Chou-Han Lin, Chin-Chung Shu, Chia-Lin Hsu, Shih-Lung Cheng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chong-Jen Yu, Li-Na Lee
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-lung disease (LD) is an increasing health problem worldwide. The diagnosis of this disease remains difficult, however the application of placenta growth factor (PlGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has not yet been studied. We screened patients with Mycobacterium avium complex or M. abscessus isolated from sputum, and enrolled 32 patients with NTM-LD and 93 with NTM pulmonary colonization. The NTM-LD group had a lower body mass index, higher proportion of bronchiectasis, more respiratory symptoms and pulmonary lesions, and higher titers of sputum acid-fast stain than the NTM pulmonary colonization group...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876481/physical-effects-of-unilateral-mastectomy-on-spine-deformity
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Savaş Serel, Zeynep Yasavur Tuzlalı, Zehra Akkaya, Çağlar Uzun, Burak Kaya, Sancar Bayar
OBJECTIVE: Mastectomy is known to effect body posture after a change in the center of gravity of women due to a missing breast. Although previous studies on short-term postural changes in mastectomy patients using photogrammetry or Moiré topography suggested ipsilateral inclination of the trunk, our clinical observations during breast reconstruction surgeries indicated a contralateral shoulder elevation in women with unilateral mastectomy. Because the change in body posture can affect spinal alignment, we aimed to evaluate the long-term physical effects of unilateral mastectomy on spine deformity by radiographic examination...
October 26, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876330/pneumomediastinum-pneumothorax-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-caused-by-colonoscopic-perforation-a-report-of-two-cases
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Pyong Wha Choi
BACKGROUND: Although colonoscopy is generally a safe procedure, lethal complications can occur. Colonoscopic perforation is one of the most serious complications, and it can present with various clinical symptoms and signs. Aggravating abdominal pain and free air on simple radiography are representative clinical manifestations of colonoscopic perforation. However, unusual symptoms and signs, such as dyspnea and subcutaneous emphysema, which are less likely to be related with complicating colonoscopy, may obscure correct clinical diagnosis...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876271/hiv-infection-is-independently-associated-with-increased-ct-scan-lung-density
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M Bradley Drummond, Allison A Lambert, Amira F Hussien, Cheng T Lin, Christian A Merlo, Robert A Wise, Gregory D Kirk, Robert H Brown
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Noninfectious pulmonary complications are common among HIV-infected individuals and may be detected early by quantitative computed tomography (CT) scanning. The association of HIV disease markers with CT lung density measurement remains poorly understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-five participants free of spirometry-defined lung disease were recruited from a longitudinal cohort study of HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals to undergo standardized CT scan of the chest...
November 18, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875408/diagnosing-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-resource-limited-settings-the-kigali-modification-of-the-berlin-definition
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Elisabeth D Riviello, Egide Buregeya, Theogene Twagirumugabe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was re-defined by a panel of experts in Berlin in 2012. Although the Berlin criteria improved upon the validity and reliability of the definition, it did not make diagnosis of ARDS in resource limited settings possible. Mechanical ventilation, arterial blood gas measurements, and chest radiographs are not feasible in many regions of the world. In 2014, we proposed and applied the Kigali modification of the Berlin definition in a hospital in Rwanda...
November 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872536/phrenic-nerve-palsy-as-initial-presentation-of-large-retrosternal-goitre
#18
Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Imtiyaz Hussain Hakeem, Fozia Jeelani Wani
Unilateral phrenic nerve palsy as initial presentation of the retrosternal goitre is extremely rare event. This is a case report of a 57-year-old woman with history of cough and breathlessness of 3 months duration, unaware of the thyroid mass. She had large cervico-mediastinal goiter and chest radiograph revealed raised left sided hemidiaphragm. Chest CT scan did not reveal any lung parenchymal or mediastinal pathology. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy through a cervical approach. The final pathology was in favor of multinodular goitre...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872470/hereditary-amyloidosis-with-recurrent-lung-infiltrates
#19
Alberto E Revelo, Crischelle Magaspi, George Maguire, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a protein conformational disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in extracellular tissue. Lung involvement is most commonly caused by secondary AL amyloidosis. The familial autosomal-dominant senile transthyretin (ATTR) disease manifests mainly as polyneuropathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy denoting the name familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Rarely, this form manifests with clinical and radiologically relevant respiratory tract symptoms and lung involvement...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872397/pulmonary-mycobacterium-marinum-infection-fish-tank-granuloma-of-the-lung
#20
Prasad Palani Velu, Susan E Fernandes, Ian F Laurenson, Donald D Noble
A 65-year-old man presented with a six-month history of lethargy, weight loss and dry cough. He had a background of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest radiograph showed new right upper lobe cavitary opacification. Sputum cultures were acid-fast bacilli smear positive and yielded Mycobacterium marinum - a non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) often found in aquatic environments and rarely associated with respiratory disease. The suspected source was silent aspiration of contaminated water, likely due to his initiating the siphon of his fish-tank by mouth...
November 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
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