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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230045/the-single-chest-tube-versus-double-chest-tube-application-after-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xuefei Zhang, Desheng Lv, Mo Li, Ge Sun, Changhong Liu
OBJECTIVE: Draining of the chest cavity with two chest tubes after pulmonary lobectomy is a common practice. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether using two tubes after a pulmonary lobectomy is more effective than using a single tube. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of five randomized studies that compared the single chest tube with double chest tube application after pulmonary lobectomy. The primary end-point was amount of drainage and duration of chest tube drainage...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182812/management-and-outcomes-of-fetal-hydrops-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-singapore
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Xin Yi Thong, Le Ye Lee, Dawn Ak Chia, Yee Chee Wong, Arijit Biswas
Introduction: Fetal hydrops is a serious condition which can be caused by immune and non-immune aetiologies. We aimed to review the management of fetal hydrops at our hospital. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of all cases of fetal hydrops diagnosed in our institution from 2006 to 2013 was carried out. Results: Out of the 30 cases of fetal hydrops diagnosed antenatally, 17 were cases of Bart's hydrops which were all terminated in-utero. Of the remaining 13 cases, 11 cases consisted of non-immune causes of hydrops...
January 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130709/mortality-following-catheter-drainage-versus-thoracentesis-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-pleural-effusion
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chen-Chi Tsai, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Chih-Chun Tsai
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of body fluids that may cause related morbidity or mortality in cirrhotic patients. There are insufficient data to determine the optimal method of drainage, for symptomatic relief in cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion. AIMS: In this study, we compare the mortality outcomes of catheter drainage versus thoracentesis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Database, derived from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, was used to identify cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion requiring drainage between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2010...
January 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129318/initial-experience-with-minimally-invasive-surgical-exclusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-with-an-epicardial-clip
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Nathan E Smith, Jeevan Joseph, John Morgan, Saqib Masroor
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the primary cardiac abnormality associated with ischemic stroke. Atrial fibrillation affects 2.7 million people with a stroke rate of 3.5% per year. Most of the emboli in patients with nonvalvular AF originate in the left atrial appendage (LAA). Surgical exclusion of the LAA decreases the yearly risk of stroke to 0.7% when combined with a Maze procedure. Traditional oversewing the LAA from inside the left atrium is associated with a significant number of recanalizations of LAA...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105155/efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-thoracentesis-catheter-drainage-for-pleural-effusion
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Weitian Cao, Yi Wang, Ningming Zhou, Bing Xu
The factors influencing the efficacy of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis catheter drainage were investigated in the present study. A retrospective analysis of clinical data from 435 patients who presented with a pleural effusion was performed. Patients were divided into a control group and an intervention group. Thirty-seven patients in the control group were given standard care using pleural puncture to draw the excess fluid. The 398 patients in the intervention group were treated using ultrasound-guided thoracentesis catheter drainage...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102968/thoracic-ultrasound-recognition-of-competence-a-position-paper-of-the-thoracic-society-of-australia-and-new-zealand
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Jonathan P Williamson, Scott H Twaddell, Y C Gary Lee, Matthew Salamonsen, Mark Hew, David Fielding, Phan Nguyen, Daniel Steinfort, Peter Hopkins, Nicola Smith, Christopher Grainge
The ability to perform bedside thoracic ultrasound is increasingly recognized as an essential skill for thoracic clinicians, extending the clinical examination and aiding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Thoracic ultrasound reduces complications and increases success rates when used prior to thoracentesis or intercostal chest tube insertion. It is increasingly difficult to defend performing these procedures without real or near-real time image guidance. To assist thoracic physicians and others achieve and demonstrate thoracic ultrasound competence, the Interventional Pulmonology Special Interest Group (IP-SIG) of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) has developed a new pathway with four components: (i) completion of an approved thoracic ultrasound theory and hands-on teaching course...
February 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102814/successful-induction-of-peritoneal-dialysis-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-patient-with-massive-hydrothorax-due-to%C3%A2-pleuroperitoneal-communication%C3%A2
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Takahiro Uchida, Yuji Yamada, Toshihiko Imakiire, Naoki Oshima, Hiroo Kumagai
A 74-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who had complained of chronic abdominal distension due to prominent ascites presented with sudden dyspnea. Chest radiography showed massive right pleural effusion that shifted the mediastinum. Peritoneal scintigraphy using 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin revealed pleuroperitoneal communication (PPC). As her hydrothorax was refractory and frequent thoracentesis did not improve her respiratory distress, thoracoscopic surgery was performed for repair of the diaphragm defect...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096829/is-it-possible-to-standardize-the-treatment-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-part-1-etiology-symptoms-diagnostics-minimally-invasive-treatment
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Wojciech Rokicki, Marek Rokicki, Jacek Wojtacha, Marek Filipowski, Agata Dżejlili, Damian Czyżewski
The authors of this report present the history of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) treatment, its etiology, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic methodology. Further, they discuss minimally invasive methods of treating PSP such as thoracentesis and chemical pleurodesis. They discuss the pros and cons of each method, emphasizing that, according to the international recommendations, they should be used as the first line of treatment for PSP.
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069787/bilateral-indwelling-pleural-catheter-for-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Rossella D'Amato, Luisa E Eiroa González, Ana Isabel Hernández Méndez
A 68-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension was admitted due to ascites. Bilateral severe hepatic hydrothorax did not resolve despite sodium restriction, and diuretic treatment, requiring repeated thoracentesis for relief of dyspnoea. Curative options, as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and liver transplantation were both contraindicated. An attempt of pleurodesis was ineffective. Bilateral insertion of tunnelled pleural catheter allowed symptom control and home discharge...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050477/transthoracic-biopsy-causes-massive-subcutaneous-emphysema-in-a-low-risk-patient
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Fikri Selcuk Simsek, Yusuf Dag
Subcutaneous Emphysema (SE) can be defined as air leakage under skin from the respiratory or gastrointestinal system. It is frequently accompanied by pneumomediastinum. Thoracentesis, image-guided lung biopsies, pulmonary diseases and therapies resulting in necrosis can cause this pathology. The risk of pneumothorax and SE increased with the distance of the lesion to the pleura, and small size of the lesion. Although, our patient had low risk for SE, there were minimal pneumothoraces and massive SE. We consider that tumour necrosis and subcutaneous tissue may be related via transthoracic biopsy and this leads to massive SE...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040615/should-procedural-skills-be-a-part-of-the-acute-care-nurse-practitioner-curriculum
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Amita Avadhani
Invasive procedures are an integral component of the time sensitive management of the acute and critically ill patients. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students aspiring to be employed in their roles in the acute care settings cannot be autonomous in their practices unless they have a minimum level of proficiency to perform life sustaining invasive procedures. Offering additional level of benefits of safety and quality in healthcare, simulation as a teaching method has grown in popularity among various levels of education among variety of disciplines...
March 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028308/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pleura-a-rare-complication-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Kiran Joglekar, Christopher Jackson, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), also known as Marjolin ulcer, is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Metastatic SCC from HS typically involves the axial skeleton or abdominopelvic viscera. Metastatic disease to the lungs is a rare phenomenon with only three reported cases of lung parenchyma. We present a biopsy proven case of metastatic SCC to the pleura from gluteal HS. CASE REPORT A 46-year-old male with a history of recently diagnosed Marjolin ulcer secondary to gluteal HS was transferred to our intensive care unit for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to recurrent pleural effusion...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979723/pleural-effusions-in-non-transplanted-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Adam R Belanger, Kimtuyen Nguyen, Umar Osman, Christopher R Gilbert, Katie Allen, Ahmad Farid Al Rais, Lonny Yarmus, Jason A Akulian
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusions are considered rare in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. There is a paucity of available information in the literature concerning the nature and significance of pleural effusions in non-transplanted CF patients. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective evaluation of non-transplanted adult CF patients. Given the small sample size, only descriptive statistics were performed. RESULTS: A total of 17 CF patients with pleural effusion were identified, of whom 9 patients underwent thoracentesis...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959649/hemothorax-after-thoracentesis
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Ittikorn Spanuchart, Scott Gallacher
A 65-year-old woman with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and renal failure was hospitalized for acute respiratory failure and bilateral pleural effusions associated with pneumonia (Panel A). To rule out the presence of empyema, a diagnostic, ultrasonography-guided thoracentesis was performed..
November 10, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916209/concordant-and-discordant-exudates-and-their-effect-on-the-accuracy-of-light-s-criteria-to-diagnose-exudative-pleural-effusions
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Lucía Ferreiro, Rolando Sánchez-Sánchez, Luis Valdés, Carlos E Kummerfeldt, John T Huggins
INTRODUCTION: To describe the incidence of discordant exudate (DE) effusions, their underlying etiologies and their effect on the accuracy of the Light's criteria to diagnose exudate effusions. METHODS: A retrospective review of pleural fluid analysis (PFA) from a cohort of patients with pleural effusion (PE) who underwent thoracentesis. PEs were defined as exudative based on the Light's criteria. The effusions were further classified in concordant or DE. RESULTS: From 847 PE samples, 611 (72...
December 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868100/nephropleural-fistula-effectively-managed-with-serial-thoracentesis-a-case-report
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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
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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
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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...
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
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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...
2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803756/dasatinib-induced-pleural-effusion-chylothorax-an-option-to-consider
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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
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