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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539992/bi-directional-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Madhan Nellaiyappan, Anastasios Kapetanos
A 59-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis presented to our hospital with an acutely painful umbilical hernia, and 4 mo of exertional dyspnea. He was noted to be tachypneic and hypoxic. He had a massive right sided pleural effusion with leftward mediastinal shift and gross ascites, with a tense, fluid-filled, umbilical hernia. Emergent paracentesis with drain placement and a large volume thoracentesis were performed. Despite improvement in dyspnea and drainage of 15 L of ascitic fluid, the massive transudative pleural effusion remained largely unchanged...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528060/pulmonary-mucormycosis-treated-with-lobectomy
#2
Oluwatobi Afolayan, Hannah Copeland, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
A 57 year old man was referred from an outside facility for an unresolving pneumonia. Imaging of the chest demonstrated a right lung mass with a consolidation in the middle lobe, pleural effusion, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Cytologic examination of cultures from the bronchoscopy and thoracentesis did not yield a definitive diagnosis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed because of a retained hemothorax and a suggestive lesion. Biopsy specimens obtained during VATS were consistent with mucormycosis...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526059/severe-polyserositis-induced-by-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-a-case-report
#3
Pierre Tawfik, Elie Gertner, Charlene E McEvoy
BACKGROUND: The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. Reports of autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases as a result of pneumococcal vaccination, especially pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of severe serositis in a 75-year-old Caucasian woman complicated by pericardial and pleural effusions in the setting of recent 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination and no other obvious etiology...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523130/the-development-of-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-from-diagnosis-to-lobectomy
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Alexandre de Oliveira, Thais Amarante P P Couto
BACKGROUND: The use of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been increasing worldwide. Our main goal was to describe the evolution of uniportal surgery in the biggest private hospital in Latin America that is located in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This descriptive and retrospective study included patients who underwent uniportal VATS in the thoracic surgical department of Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital, after being referred to our team to undergo the aforementioned procedure within the period from February 2012 to March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
#5
Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507797/il15-induces-a-potent-antitumor-activity-in-nk-cells-isolated-from-malignant-pleural-effusions-and-overcomes-the-inhibitory-effect-of-pleural-fluid
#6
D Croxatto, S Martini, L Chiossone, F Scordamaglia, C F Simonassi, L Moretta, M C Mingari, P Vacca
Natural Killer (NK) cells are capable of recognizing and killing cancer cells and play an important role in tumor immunosurveillance. However, tumor-infiltrating NK cells are frequently impaired in their functional capability. A remarkable exception is represented by NK cells isolated from malignant pleural effusions (PE) that are not anergic and, upon IL2-induced activation, efficiently kill tumor cells. Although IL2 is used in various clinical trials, severe side effects may occur in treated patients. In this study, we investigated whether also other clinical-grade cytokines could induce strong cytotoxicity in NK cells isolated from pleural fluid of patients with primary or metastatic tumors of different origins...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497416/internal-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-consensus-recommendations-from-the-canadian-internal-medicine-ultrasound-cimus-group
#7
Irene W Y Ma, Shane Arishenkoff, Jeffrey Wiseman, Janeve Desy, Jonathan Ailon, Leslie Martin, Mirek Otremba, Samantha Halman, Patrick Willemot, Marcus Blouw
Bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used to assess medical patients. At present, no consensus exists for what POCUS curriculum is appropriate for internal medicine residency training programs. This document details the consensus-based recommendations by the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) group, comprising 39 members, representing 14 institutions across Canada. Guiding principles for selecting curricular content were determined a priori. Consensus was defined as agreement by at least 80% of the members on POCUS applications deemed appropriate for teaching and assessment of trainees in the core (internal medicine postgraduate years [PGY] 1-3) and expanded (general internal medicine PGY 4-5) training programs...
May 11, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489618/core-competencies-or-a-competent-core-a-scoping-review-and-realist-synthesis-of-invasive-bedside-procedural-skills-training-in-internal-medicine
#8
Ryan Brydges, Lynfa Stroud, Brian M Wong, Eric S Holmboe, Kevin Imrie, Rose Hatala
PURPOSE: Invasive bedside procedures are core competencies for internal medicine, yet no formal training guidelines exist. The authors conducted a scoping review and realist synthesis to characterize current training for lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and central venous catheterization. They aimed to collate how educators justify using specific interventions, establish which interventions have the best evidence, and offer directions for future research and training...
May 9, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483134/a-woman-in-her-30s-with-a-history-of-cervical-cancer-presents-with-shortness-of%C3%A2-breath-and-pleuritic-chest-pain
#9
Jing Gennie Wang, Patrick Gerard Cox
A woman in her 30s presented to the ED with a 3-month history of shortness of breath on exertion, dry cough, and pleuritic chest pain. A month ago, the patient was seen at an internal medicine clinic and was found to have a right pleural effusion. A thoracentesis revealed straw-colored fluid, a total nucleated cell count of 1,260 × 10(6)/L, and a differential with neutrophils of 0.15, lymphocytes of 0.55, macrophages/monocytes of 0.19, and eosinophils of 0.10. Fluid cytology and culture were negative. The patient was presumed to have a parapneumonic effusion and treated empirically with antibiotics...
May 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474458/accuracy-of-complement-activation-product-levels-to-detect-infected-pleural-effusion-in-rats
#10
Guilherme E Peterson, Samanta S Silva, Sérgio L Amantéa, Patrícia Miorelli, Paulo Sanches, Jane Kulczynski, Eliane Roesch, José Carlos Fraga
BACKGROUND: Pleural empyema is a well-known complication of pneumonia. If treatment is delayed, empyema may increase morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Therefore, the identification of empyema biomarkers in parapneumonic pleural effusion is desirable. Previous research has suggested complement activation products as candidate empyema markers. OBJECTIVE: To compare the levels of complement activation products C3a, C5a, and C5b9 in pleural effusion induced by Staphylococcus aureus (SA), Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP), or turpentine (control)...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463475/echocardiographic-features-of-giant-right-atrial-diverticulum-in-a-dog
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S Park, M D Kittleson, D Yu, J Choi
A 12-year-old spayed female miniature Poodle presented for coughing, respiratory distress, and anorexia. After thoracentesis for pleural effusion, radiography revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette with a bulge in the area of the body of the right atrium. Echocardiography revealed an anechoic chamber-like cavity lateral to the right atrium that communicated with the right atrium through a 13 mm defect in the right atrial free wall. Contrast echocardiography and color flow Doppler were used to prove that the cavity communicated with the right atrium...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448010/murine-left-anterior-descending-lad-coronary-artery-ligation-an-improved-and-simplified-model-for-myocardial-infarction
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Karla Reichert, Bonnie Colantuono, Isabella McCormack, Fernanda Rodrigues, Vasile Pavlov, M Ruhul Abid
Ischemic heart disease (IHD), or acute coronary syndrome (ACS), is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. IHD is characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart, resulting in the loss of oxygen to and the ensuing necrosis of the heart muscle. The MI model has gained popularity for its use as a short-term ischemia-reperfusion model and a long-term permanent ligation model. Below, we describe a reliable method for the permanent ligation of the LAD. With mouse genetic engineering technology becoming more advanced, and with an increasing availability of quality murine surgical instruments, the mouse has become a popular model for MI surgeries...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441375/primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-a-rare-and-potentially-misdiagnosed-tumor
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Ariel Grajales-Cruz, Francis Baco-Viera, Ernesto Rive-Mora, Carlos Ramirez-Tanchez, David Tasso, Norma Arroyo-Portela, Elizabeth Calderon, Ilean Joan Padua-Octaviani, William Caceres-Perkins
A man aged 69 years presented with acute right flank pain secondary to a hemorrhagic large adrenal tumor. En bloc resection was performed to repair the inferior vena cava. Immunoperoxidase levels in the tumor were positive for factor VIII and CD31 and negative for S100, protein Melan-A, CD34, synaptophysin, chromogranin, desmin, muscle specific actin, ETFA (EMA), KRT20 (CK20), CDX2, TTF1, LNPEP (PLAP), inhibin, ?-fetoprotein, CD30, hepatocyte paraffin, and aberrant expression of cytokeratin 7 and pankeratin...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440918/uremic-pleuritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-recurrent-exudative-pleural-effusions-in-children
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Matthew D McGraw, Csaba Galambos, Paul C Stillwell
Despite similar mechanisms driving pleural fluid accumulation, the causes of pleural effusions in children differ significantly from that of adults. When a pleural effusion re-occurs in an adult, literature recommends early thoracentesis, and consideration for pleuroscopy with biopsy to guide the diagnostic evaluation. In children, there is a paucity of literature for guiding management of recurrent exudative pleural effusion. We present an unusual pediatric case of uremic pleuritis with recurrent pericardial and exudative pleural effusions...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439354/residents-procedural-experience-does-not-ensure-competence-a-research-synthesis
#15
Jeffrey H Barsuk, Elaine R Cohen, Joe Feinglass, William C McGaghie, Diane B Wayne
BACKGROUND: Many medical certifying bodies require that a minimum number of clinical procedures be completed during residency training to obtain board eligibility. However, little is known about the relationship between the number of procedures residents perform and their clinical competence. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated associations between residents' medical procedure skills measured in a simulation laboratory and self-reported procedure experience and year of training...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426468/indwelling-tunneled-pleural-catheters-for-the-management-of-hepatic-hydrothorax
#16
Kevin P Haas, Alexander C Chen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of end-stage liver disease that may have significant associated morbidity. Sodium restriction and diuretic therapy are the mainstays of treatment, though up to a quarter of patients will become refractory to this and will require a pleural drainage procedure. Thoracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and chemical pleurodesis all have variable success rates and associated complications in the management of hepatic hydrothorax...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411293/safe-and-effective-bedside-thoracentesis-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-practicing-clinicians
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Richard Schildhouse, Andrew Lai, Jeffrey H Barsuk, Michelle Mourad, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Physicians often care for patients with pleural effusion, a condition that requires thoracentesis for evaluation and treatment. We aim to identify the most recent advances related to safe and effective performance of thoracentesis. METHODS: We performed a narrative review with a systematic search of the literature. Two authors independently reviewed search results and selected studies based on relevance to thoracentesis; disagreements were resolved by consensus...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392947/nuclear-imaging-to-detect-diaphragmatic-perforation-as-a-rare-complication-of-microwave-ablation
#18
Stephanie Cull, Gebran Khneizer, Abhishek Krishna, Razi Muzaffar, Sameer Gadani, Zafar Jamkhana
Acquired diaphragmatic perforation leading to massive hepatic hydrothorax and respiratory failure is a rare complication of microwave ablation (MWA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Imaging modalities to detect pleuroperitoneal communication remain poorly described. We report a nuclear imaging technique used to efficiently diagnose and locate diaphragmatic defects. A 57-year-old male with cirrhosis and HCC presented with respiratory distress after undergoing MWA of a HCC lesion. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for noninvasive positive pressure ventilator support...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383303/early-hospital-readmissions-and-mortality-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-enrolled-in-a-large-national-health-insurance-administrative-database
#19
Steven J Scaglione, Leanne Metcalfe, Stephanie Kliethermes, Ivan Vasilyev, Rebecca Tsang, Allyce Caines, Shaham Mumtaz, Vik Goyal, Asra Khalid, David Shoham, Talar Markossian, Amy Luke, Howard Underwood, Scott J Cotler
BACKGROUND: Patients with decompensated cirrhosis have high rates of morbidity and mortality and frequently require hospital admission. Few studies have examined early readmission as an indicator of 90 day and overall mortality. Analysis of large databases is needed to evaluate the association between early readmission and mortality in decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We analyzed 5 years of private, employer-based, health insurance claims data associated with HealthCare Services Corporation on 13...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370693/computed-tomography-scoring-system-for-discriminating-between-parapneumonic-effusions-eventually-drained-and-those-cured-only-with-antibiotics
#20
José M Porcel, Marina Pardina, Carmen Alemán, Esther Pallisa, Richard W Light, Silvia Bielsa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Due to limited data, we aimed to develop and validate a computed tomography (CT)-based scoring system for identifying those parapneumonic effusions (PPEs) requiring drainage. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with PPE who underwent thoracentesis and a chest CT scan before any attempt to place a tube thoracostomy, if applicable, over an 8-year period was conducted. Eleven chest CT characteristics were compared between 90 patients with complicated PPEs (CPPEs), defined as those which eventually required chest drainage, and 60 with non-complicated effusions (derivation sample)...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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