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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868100/nephropleural-fistula-effectively-managed-with-serial-thoracentesis-a-case-report
#1
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/27853046/imatinib-induced-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
#2
R Banka, Z Udwadia
Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor and has rarely been reported to cause pleural effusion. We report the case of an 88-year-old male, known case of gastrointestinal stromal tumor on treatment with imatinib, who presented with a 2-week history of cough and dyspnea. He was diagnosed to have a right-sided pleural effusion and thoracentesis of the fluid revealed an exudate with low adenosine deaminase and negative cytology. Withdrawal of the drug lead to resolution of symptoms. We report this case to highlight the side effect profile of imatinib and warn physicians regarding this potential adverse effect which may be mistaken for metastasis or infection...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846453/a-case-report-of-chylous-ascites-after-gastric-bypass-for-morbid-obesity
#3
Esmeralda Capristo, Valerio Spuntarelli, Giorgio Treglia, Vincenzo Arena, Alessandro Giordano, Geltrude Mingrone
INTRODUCTION: We described the case of a highly aggressive antral gastric carcinoma with a scarce symptomatology, in a patient undergone Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) for obesity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 61 year-old white man in apparent good health, who underwent laparoscopic RYGB for obesity 18 months earlier, with a loss of 30kg, reported a sudden abdominal distension and breath shortness with a weight gain of 5kg in few days. Endoscopy of both upper gastro-intestinal tract and the colon were performed along with CT-scan and positron-emission tomography (PET) CT- scan...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805531/postoperative-pleural-effusions-after-orthotopic-heart-transplant-cause-clinical-manifestations-and-course
#4
Gaye Ulubay, Elif Küpeli, Balam Er Dedekargınoğlu, Şerife Savaş Bozbaş, Mahal Alekberov, Özlem Salman Sever, Atilla Sezgin
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pleural effusions are common in patients who undergo cardiac surgery and orthotopic heart transplant. Postoperative pleural effusions may also occur as postcardiac injury syndrome. Most of these effusions are nonspecific and develop as a harmless complication of the surgical procedure itself and generally have a benign course. Here, we investigated the cause and clinical and laboratory features of postoperative early and late pleural effusions in orthotopic heart transplant patients...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803756/dasatinib-induced-pleural-effusion-chylothorax-an-option-to-consider
#5
Lucía Ferreiro, Esther San-José, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Luis Valdés
Dasatinib is a drug for treatment of oncogene fusion protein BCR-ABL-positive chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia resistant/intolerant to imatinib. Pleural effusion (PE) is a common adverse effect, and in this context, we present four cases seen due to this cause. One of them is a chylothorax. The PE grade is variable, and the physiopathology is not well established, although a block in T-lymphocyte function or inhibition of platelet-derived growth factor receptor-β is suggested being involved...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759851/role-of-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-exudative-pleural-effusion
#6
Ulku Aka Akturk, Dilek Ernam, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Nagihan Durmus Koçak, Erhan Ogur, Ilim Irmak
OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion is a common diagnostic and clinical problem. The differential diagnosis of pleural effusion may be difficult and may require several procedures, including invasive ones. Certain studies have investigated biochemical parameters to facilitate the diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion; however, it remains a challenging problem in clinical practice. We aimed to investigate the potential role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, which can be easily obtained by determining the cell count of the pleural fluid, in the differential diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717487/a-survey-to-medical-residents-on-the-performance-of-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-thoracenteses-a-training-gap
#7
J M Porcel, E Cases-Viedma, S Bielsa
OBJECTIVE: Pleural fluid aspiration is a routine procedure for pulmonologists and internists. Our aim was to evaluate technical and methodological aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic thoracenteses performed by last two-year residents of Pulmonology and Internal Medicine. METHODS: An online 24-item questionnaire was sent to participants, and responses were evaluated according to the medical specialty. RESULTS: The survey was completed by 139 (17...
December 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687258/can-lessons-from-systems-based-mastery-learning-for-thoracentesis-be-translated-to-hospitalists
#8
Trevor Jensen, Andrew Lai, Michelle Mourad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679694/depth-of-pleural-effusion-in-thoracentesis-comparison-of-lateral-posterolateral-and-posterior-approaches-in-the-supine-position
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Jeong Min Ko, Jisoon Kim, Soo-An Park, Kwang Nam Jin, Myeong Im Ahn, Seok-Chan Kim, Dae Hee Han
BACKGROUND: In patients who have difficulty sitting, thoracentesis is attempted in a supine position via lateral approach. Recently, a new table has been designed for supine thoracentesis. This table has gaps that allow access to the posterolateral and posterior hemithorax. OBJECTIVES: To compare important safety-related parameters between lateral, posterolateral, and posterior approaches in supine thoracentesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, two cadavers were placed supine on a table featuring gaps allowing access to the posterolateral and posterior hemithorax...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629501/-chest-decompression-in-emergency-medicine-and-intensive-care
#10
H Drinhaus, T Annecke, J Hinkelbein
Decompression of the chest is a life-saving invasive procedure for tension pneumothorax, trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation or massive haematopneumothorax that every emergency physician or intensivist must master. Particularly in the preclinical setting, indication must be restricted to urgent cases, but in these cases chest decompression must be executed without delay, even in subpar circumstances. The methods available are needle decompression or thoracentesis via mini-thoracotomy with or without insertion of a chest tube in the midclavicular line of the 2nd/3rd intercostal space (Monaldi-position) or in the anterior to mid-axillary line of the 4th/5th intercostal space (Bülau-position)...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621864/characteristics-of-patients-with-pseudochylothorax-a-systematic-review
#11
Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, María E Toubes, Antonio Golpe, Francisco Gude, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Carlota Rodríguez-García, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: Pseudochylothorax (PCT) (cholesterol pleurisy or chyliform effusion) is a cholesterol-rich pleural effusion (PE) that is commonly associated with chronic inflammatory disorders. Nevertheless, the characteristics of patients with PCT are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed across two electronic databases searching for studies reporting clinical findings, PE characteristics, and the most effective treatment of PCT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580053/hepatic-hydrothorax-clinical-review-and-update-on-consensus-guidelines
#12
Rana Khazar Al-Zoubi, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Ashraf Gohar, Gary A Salzman, Osama Yousef
Hepatic Hydrothorax (HH) is defined as a pleural effusion greater than 500 ml in association with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. It is an uncommon complication of cirrhosis, most frequently seen in association with decompensated liver disease. The development of HH remains incompletely understood and involves a complex pathophysiological process with the most acceptable explanation being the passage of the ascetic fluid through small diaphragmatic defects. Given the limited capacity of the pleural space, even the modest pleural effusion can result in significant respiratory symptoms...
August 31, 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552437/should-manometry-be-routinely-used-during-thoracentesis-yes-but-not-without-some-basic-physiologic-understanding
#13
Fabien Maldonado, David Feller-Kopman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520469/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-presenting-with-ipsilateral-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
#14
Narin Sriratanaviriyakul, Hanh H La, Timothy E Albertson
BACKGROUND: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is a rare idiopathic interstitial lung disease. The nearly pathognomonic radiographic finding is the peripheral distribution of alveolar opacities. Pleural effusions are rarely seen. We report a case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with transudative eosinophilic pleural effusion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old Hispanic woman, a nonsmoker with a history of controlled asthma, presented to the hospital with unresolving pneumonia despite three rounds of antibiotics over a 2-month period...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406463/an-uncommon-complication-of-a-common-clinical-scenario-exploring-reexpansion-pulmonary-edema-with-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Jared W Meeker, Amy L Jaeger, William P Tillis
Reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is a rare complication that can occur after rapid reinflation of the lung following thoracentesis of a pleural effusion or chest tube drainage of pneumothorax. The severity in clinical presentation can be widely varied from radiographic changes only to rapidly progressive respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. The quick nature of onset and potential for serious decline in a previously stable patient makes it important to prepare, recognize, diagnose, and appropriately manage patients who develop RPE...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401709/early-dedicated-follow-up-and-treatment-of-pleural-effusions-enhance-the-recovery-rate-after-open-cardiac-surgery-results-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Laura Sommer Hansen, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal, Carl-Johan Jakobsen, Johan Heiberg, Marie Maagaard, Erik Sloth
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies conclude that cardiac surgery patients are prone to both mortality and morbidity in the weeks after discharge. Complications such as pleural and pericardial effusions may influence physical recovery due to symptoms such as dyspnoea, chest pain and fatigue. Dedicated follow-up and timely treatment of postoperative complications are suggested. METHODS: A randomized, controlled intervention trial including 76 patients, in the ratio of 1 : 1...
July 11, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398039/ultrasound-for-the-pulmonary-consultant
#17
REVIEW
Astha Chichra, Mina Makaryus, Parag Chaudhri, Mangala Narasimhan
Bedside ultrasonographic assessment of the lung and pleura provides rapid, noninvasive, and essential information in diagnosis and management of various pulmonary conditions. Ultrasonography helps in diagnosing common conditions, including consolidation, interstitial syndrome, pleural effusions and masses, pneumothorax, and diaphragmatic dysfunction. It provides procedural guidance for various pulmonary procedures, including thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, transthoracic aspiration, and biopsies. This article describes major applications of ultrasonography for the pulmonary consultant along with illustrative figures and videos...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396960/concurrent-myelomatous-pleural-effusion-and-extramedullary-mediastinal-involvement-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-multiple-myeloma
#18
George Williams, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE) is a rare occurrence in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Fewer than 20 cases of MPE have been reported as an initial manifestation of MM. Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) occurs in fewer than 5% patients with MM, and mediastinal EMP is even rarer, with only about 80 cases reported in the literature. We present a case study involving a patient with concurrent MPE and mediastinal EMP as an initial manifestation of MM. CASE REPORT The patient was a 74-year-old nonsmoking female with a 3-month history of exertional dyspnea and back pain...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396796/an-80-year-old-woman-with-progressive-shortness-of-breath-and-a-mediastinal-mass
#19
Alexander Zider, Nader Kamangar
An 80-year-old woman from Iran presented to our institution for evaluation of insidious onset of dyspnea and progressive hypoxemia. She had a history of hypertension, COPD attributed to secondhand smoke, and an unprovoked pulmonary embolus that was treated with lifelong anticoagulation. In addition, she had a history of latent TB status posttreatment with isoniazid 10 years prior. One year ago, home oxygen therapy was started at 4 L/min via nasal cannula, and because of her decline, her son had brought her to the United States 3 months earlier for medical help...
July 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27374670/atypical-pleural-fluid-profiles-in-tuberculous-pleural-effusion-sequential-changes-compared-with-parapneumonic-and-malignant-pleural-effusions
#20
Chang Ho Kim, So Yeon Lee, Yong Dae Lee, Seung Soo Yoo, Shin Yup Lee, Seung Ick Cha, Jae Yong Park, Jaehee Lee
Objective Although tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) is commonly characterized by lymphocytic predominance and high adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels, it may present with neutrophilic predominance or low ADA levels, which are more commonly found in parapneumonic effusion (PPE) or malignant pleural effusion (MPE), respectively. A few studies have observed that the atypical pleural fluid profiles of these cases of TPE may resolve at follow-up thoracentesis. However, these observations were incompletely analyzed and lacked comparison with proper control groups...
2016: Internal Medicine
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