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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932556/expression-of-redox-sensing-factor-nrf2-in-lung-macrophages-and-type-ii-pneumocytes-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-pneumothorax-recurrence
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Wen-Chin Chiu, Yen-Lung Lee, Shah-Hwa Chou, Yi-Chen Lee, Yu-Han Su, Yi-An Hou, Hung-Hsing Chiang, Hsin-Ling Yin, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Ming-Yii Huang, Chih-Jen Huang, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
BACKGROUND: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a common clinical problem. However, PSP recurrence is still a major concern. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a protective role against oxidative airway diseases. The aim was to investigate the role of Nrf2 in PSP patients and its correlation with recurrence. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients were enrolled and received wedge resection of lung with identifiable blebs. Nrf2 expression in resected lung tissues was determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and correlated with clinicopathological variables...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913161/a-young-immunocompetent-patient-with-spontaneous-aspergillus-empyema-who-developed-severe-eosinophilia
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Fumiaki Kudo, Hiromitsu Ohta, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shinichiro Koyama
Aspergillus empyema is usually reported as a complication of surgical procedures, and spontaneous cases are quite rare. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old man who suddenly developed dyspnea despite previously being healthy. Chest computed tomography showed multiple mass-containing cavity lesions, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion in the left thorax. Within 2 weeks, Aspergillus fumigatus grew from his pleural effusion, thus he was diagnosed with Aspergillus empyema. He also developed severe eosinophilia after admission, and was treated with anti-fungal drugs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905224/the-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence-and-extended-hospitalization-of-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki, Ryo Demura, Hideki Kawai
PURPOSE: Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is difficult to treat by itself and due to its association with serious underlying diseases. It has a high rate of recurrence and often requires extended hospitalization. Therefore, we evaluated the outcome and risk factors associated with recurrence and extended hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 61 patients with SSP, and evaluated the patients' characteristics, underlying diseases, introduction of home oxygen therapy, Brinkman index, and X-ray imaging findings to determine the risk factors for recurrence and extended hospitalization...
September 13, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894053/-prediction-of-pleural-adherence-area-used-by-ultrasound-sonography
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Atsushi Sekimura, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Naoki Yamashita, Hanae Higa, Takeaki Miyata, Daigo Kawano, Tetsuya So, Hidetaka Uramoto
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been used to treat lung cancer. However, pleural adhesions may increase the risk of lung injury while making the access port. We report a case of lung cancer in which preoperative lung ultrasound sonography was used to predict the pleural adherence area. An octogenarian man had undergone chest surgery for right spontaneous pneumothorax 20 years ago. He was recently diagnosed with a right middle lobe carcinoma and thoracoscopic surgery was scheduled. On preoperative lung ultrasound sonography, adhesion in the area surrounding the previous incision line was predicted to be strong...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885469/bigger-is-better-comparison-of-alternative-devices-for-tension-hemopneumothorax-and-pulseless-electrical-activity-in-a-yorkshire-swine-model
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Matthew L Leatherman, Laura M Fluke, Christian S McEvoy, Douglas M Pokorny, Robert L Ricca, Matthew J Martin, Christopher S Gamble, Travis M Polk
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumothorax is a cause of potentially preventable death in pre-hospital and battlefield settings and 14g angiocatheter (14G AC) decompression remains the current treatment standard, despite its high incidence of failure. Traumatic pneumothorax is often associated with hemothorax, but 14G AC has no proven efficacy for associated hemothorax. We sought to compare the 14G AC to three alternative devices for treatment of tension hemopneumothorax (t-H/PTX) in a positive pressure ventilation swine model...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881006/simple-aspiration-versus-intercostal-tube-drainage-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-adults
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REVIEW
Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Abel Wakai, Joseph Em van Agteren, Brian J Smith, Grainne McCabe, Malcolm P Brinn, Ronan O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: For management of pneumothorax that occurs without underlying lung disease, also referred to as primary spontaneous pneumothorax, simple aspiration is technically easier to perform than intercostal tube drainage. In this systematic review, we seek to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. This review was first published in 2007 and was updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical efficacy and safety of simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874036/relationship-between-onset-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-and-weather-conditions
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Taijiro Mishina, Atsushi Watanabe, Masahiro Miyajima, Junji Nakazawa
OBJECTIVES: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) results from the rupture of blebs or bullae. It has been suggested that changes in weather conditions may trigger the onset of SP. Our aim was to examine the association between the onset of primary SP with weather changes in the general population in Sapporo, Japan. METHODS: From January 2008 through September 2013, 345 consecutive cases with a diagnosis of primary SP were reviewed. All cases of primary SP developed in the area within 40 km from the Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839995/clinical-and-genetic-study-of-a-large-chinese-family-presented-with-familial-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Huajie Xing, Yanguo Liu, Guanchao Jiang, Xiao Li, Yanyan Hou, Fan Yang, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: Familial spontaneous pneumothorax (FSP) is an inherited disease, and Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is its leading cause. BHD syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by pulmonary cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, renal cancer, and skin fibrofolliculomas. It is caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene. Thus far a variety of mutations have been reported; however, the unique characteristics of BHD syndrome-related FSP are still unclear. METHOD: We reviewed the family history of a large Chinese family that presented with FSP...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830849/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-characteristic-ct-findings-differentiating-it-from-other-diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases
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Jung Eun Lee, Yoon Ki Cha, Jeung Sook Kim, Jin Ho Choi
Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is an uncommon, autosomal dominant, multiorgan systemic disorder manifesting as cutaneous fibrofolliculomas, lung cysts with or without spontaneous pneumothorax and renal tumors. Spontaneous pneumothorax and lung cysts on chest computed tomography (CT) should lead to the inclusion of BHD syndrome in the differential diagnosis, because these findings may develop earlier than other clinical manifestations. Here, we review and describe the characteristic findings of BHD syndrome...
August 22, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819533/catamenial-pneumothorax-revealing-diaphragmatic-endometriosis-a-case-report-and-revue-of-literature
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REVIEW
Sana Aissa, Wafa Benzarti, Faouzi Alimi, Imen Gargouri, Halima Ben Salem, Amène Aissa, Khadija Fathallah, Atef Ben Abdelkade, Rafika Alouini, Abdelhamid Garrouche, Abdelaziz Hayoun, Ahmed Abdelghani, Mohamed Benzarti
Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare entity of spontaneous, recurring pneumothorax in women. We aim to discuss the etiology, clinical course, and surgical treatment of a 42-year-old woman with CP. This patient had a right-sided spontaneous pneumothoraces occurred one week after menses. She had under-gone video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) because of a persistent air leak under chest tube. VATS revealed multiple diaphragmatic fenestrations with an upper right nodule. Defects were removed and a large part of the diaphragm was resected...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810113/an-unusual-presentation-of-an-unusual-disease-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Maheedhar Gedela, Kashif Abbas Shaikh, Sujithasree Ketineni, Eric Larson
We report a case of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with unusual clinical presentation. The most common symptoms of spontaneous mediastinum are chest pain and shortness of breath. Our patient presented with neck swelling and change in voice, an unusual presentation for spontaneous pneumothorax. A 30-year-old previously healthy man presented with complaints of neck swelling and hoarseness of voice beginning after an intense coughing spell. He had no other complaints. He denied any trauma to the chest, nausea, vomiting, recent air travel, scuba diving or recreational drug use...
November 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805452/birt-hogg-dube-syndrome-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-flcn-gene
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Gulsum Kayhan, Nilgun Yılmaz Demirci, Haluk Turktas, Mehmet Ali Ergun
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by hair follicle hamartomas, kidney tumors, and spontaneous pneumothorax; its cause is a heterozygous mutation in the FLCN gene. Colorectal polyps and carcinoma have also been reported in BHDS. FLCN mutations can be detected in patients with isolated primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), so PSP may present as part of BHDS. The aim of this report is to enhance awareness that patients presenting with spontaneous PSP should be evaluated for FLCN mutations...
August 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795034/chemical-pleurodesis-using-doxycycline-and-viscum-album-extract
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Kyung Sub Song, DongYoon Keum, Jae Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: In chemical pleurodesis for managing pulmonary air leak, tetracycline derivatives are commonly used, and their effectiveness has been established in many studies. Recently, a Viscum album extract was used in chemical pleurodesis. We compared the effects of V. album with those of a tetracycline derivative (doxycycline) to demonstrate the therapeutic effectiveness of the V. album extract in chemical pleurodesis for managing pulmonary air leak. METHODS: Between October 2010 and October 2016, chemical pleurodesis was performed using doxycycline in 40 patients and the V...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775225/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-familial-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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H M Luk, T Mf Tong, I Fm Lo
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August 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765863/-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-cats-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#15
George Manchi, Seyedhosein Jarolmasjed, Mathias Brunnberg, Muhammad Shahid, Sina Rehbein, Silke Stein, Achim D Gruber, Leo Brunnberg
Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is a non-traumatic accumulation of air in the pleural cavity. This case report describes a cat with SP as a result of primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma. A second cat was diagnosed with primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma and asthma. A thoracostomy tube was inserted in the first cat while in the second cat a thoracostomy tube was placed and lobectomy of the right cranial and middle lung lobes was performed. Both cats died following treatment. The current literature reviewed here covers the comparative etiologies of SP as well as clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up, therapy and prognosis in cats...
August 2, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762057/catamenial-pneumothorax-since-introduction-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katja Bricelj, Matevž Srpčič, Anej Ražem, Žiga Snoj
BACKGROUND: Catamenial pneumothorax is an uncommon form of spontaneous pneumothorax in women. The exact epidemiology and pathogenesis remain elusive. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to analyze the demographic features, intraoperative findings, treatment methods and outcome in catamenial pneumothorax patients. In addition, we assessed the relationship between catamenial pneumothorax and pelvic endometriosis...
July 31, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761804/partial-ambulatory-management-of-severe-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Izhaq Masih, Yusuf Vali, Muhammed Naeem, R V Reddy
Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax can be difficult to manage especially in patients with advanced lung disease and respiratory failure. Such patients are unfit for surgery and may endure prolonged hospital stays with chest drains in situ. We describe two such cases where the air leak was persistent despite conventional management. Ambulatory devices which we ordinarily use to manage pneumothoraces in patients with a good lung reserve, were employed as a palliative measure. The strategy not only allowed the patients to return home, but also resulted in healing of the air leak which had persisted with conventional management...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753703/-a-rare-cause-of-a-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#18
M Lepiorz, C Großer, H-S Hofmann, M Pfeifer
A young patient presented himself to the emergency department with sudden-onset, breathing-dependent right-sided thoracic pain. The auscultation revealed diminished breath sounds on the right. The radiograph showed a pneumothorax which was immediately dealt with chest tube drainage. The CT scan of the thorax showed minuscule subpleural bullae. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed due to persistent fistulae formation through the drain. The subpleural, bullous and emphysematous changes were histologically confirmed...
September 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745853/pneumothorax-in-pediatric-patients-management-strategies-to-improve-patient-outcomes-digest
#19
Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker, Kathryn H Pade
The clinical presentation of pneumothorax is highly variable. Spontaneous pneumothoraces may present with subtle symptoms when a small air leak is present, but can progress to hemodynamic instability in the setting of tension physiology. The etiologies are broad and the severity can vary greatly. A trauma patient with a pneumothorax may also have the added complexity of other potentially life-threatening injuries. While there is a wealth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pneumothoraces in the adult literature, the approach to pediatric patients is largely extrapolated from that literature without a significant evidence base...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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