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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333842/an-adolescent-with-idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-case-report
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Emine Atag, Nilay Bas Ikizoglu, Yasemin Gokdemir, Ela Erdem Eralp, Gursu Kiyan, Dilek Yilmazbayhan, Bulent Karadag
Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a rare disorder recently included in rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonias according to the updated American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification. IPPFE is characterized by pleural and subpleural parenchymal fibrosis causing volume loss predominantly in the upper lung lobes. Age of onset is variable, IPPFE mainly occurs in third and fourth decades. We present a 16 year old patient with a 2-year history of exertional dyspnea, nonproductive cough and weight loss...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331337/elastin-in-lung-development-and-disease-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Robert P Mecham
Elastin is expressed in most tissues that require elastic recoil. The protein first appeared coincident with the closed circulatory system, and was critical for the evolutionary success of the vertebrate lineage. Elastin is expressed by multiple cell types in the lung, including mesothelial cells in the pleura, smooth muscle cells in airways and blood vessels, endothelial cells, and interstitial fibroblasts. This highly crosslinked protein associates with fibrillin-containing microfibrils to form the elastic fiber, which is the physiological structure that functions in the extracellular matrix...
January 10, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322855/fatigue-in-pediatric-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Semanur Özdel, Z Birsin Özçakar, Nilgün Cakar, Fatma Aydın, Elif Çelikel, Atilla H Elhan, Fatoş Yalçınkaya
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent, self-limited attacks of fever with serositis involving the peritoneum, pleura and joints. Fatigue is a common problem in many pediatric rheumatic diseases; however, has not been evaluated systematically in FMF patients. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to evaluate fatigue and its possible allied factors in patients with FMF. METHODS: Patients with FMF, aged between 10-18 years, were assessed by completed validated fatigue questionnaire (Checklist Individual Strength-20)...
January 11, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321967/teratoma-as-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain-hemoptysis-and-dyspnea-in-a-young-patient
#4
Irena Hammen, Achhe Lal Yadav
A 16-year-old girl presented with intermittent left chest pain and breathlessness on exertion for last 4 months with one episode of haemoptysis. There has been loss of appetite and weight loss of 4 kg over a period of 1 month. A chest radiograph revealed a large mass like opacity with pleural effusion in the left lung field. Computerized Tomography scanning (CT scanning) and Positron Emission Tomography/Computerized Tomography scanning (PET/CT scanning) demonstrated a 7 cm round, cystic lesion in the anterior mediastinum...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319052/measurement-of-lung-cancer-tumor-markers-in-a-glass-wool-company-workers-exposed-to-respirable-synthetic-vitreous-fiber-and-dust
#5
Shabnam Abtahi, Mahyar Malekzadeh, Ghafour Nikravan, Abbas Ghaderi
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposures to respirable synthetic vitreous fiber (SVF) and dust are associated with many lung diseases including lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography is used for screening patients who are highly suspicious of having lung carcinoma. However, it seems not to be cost-effective. Serum biomarkers could be a useful tool for the surveillance of occupational exposure, by providing the possibility of diagnosing lung cancer in its early stages. OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cytokeratin fragment (CYFRA) 21-1 levels in workers exposed more than normal population to respirable SVF and dust may be used as indicators of progression towards lung cancer...
January 2018: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318136/pleural-tuberculosis-medical-thoracoscopy-greatly-increases-the-diagnostic-accuracy
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Angelo Gianni Casalini, Pier Anselmo Mori, Maria Majori, Miriam Anghinolfi, Enrico Maria Silini, Letizia Gnetti, Federica Motta, Sandra Larini, Sara Montecchini, Roberta Pisi, Adriana Calderaro
Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a standardised work-up in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (TB) that included fibreoptic bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy. A consecutive series of 52 pleural TB patients observed during the period 2001-2015 was evaluated retrospectively. 20 females, mean (range) age 39.7 (18-74) years, and 32 males, mean (range) age 45.75 (21-83) years, were included (28 non-EU citizens (53.8%)). The diagnosis of TB infections was established by identification (using stains, culture or molecular tests) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the pleura, sputum and/or bronchial specimens, or by evidence of caseous granulomas on pleural biopsies...
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316066/smarcb1-ini1-baf47-deficient-pleural-malignant-mesothelioma-with-rhabdoid-features
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Noriko Kimura, Masaru Hasegawa, Kenzo Hiroshima
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) with rhabdoid features is an MM variant. Fifteen cases have been reported previously, all of which were combined with other types of MM. Herein, we report an autopsy case of pleural MM with monomorphic rhabdoid features. The patient was a 62-year-old male without a history of asbestos exposure. An autopsy revealed a soft, granular tumor that replaced the entire left pleura and had invaded to the diaphragm and lower lobe of the lung. The tumor cells, which had eosinophilic plump cytoplasm and eccentric nuclei, were loosely cohesive...
January 5, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313506/prevalence-of-tb-hiv-coinfection-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-at-the-fann-ambulatory-treatment-center-in-dakar
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D Ka, N F Ngom Guéye, N Fall, N O Touré-Badiane, N Diop, G Batista, K Ndiaye, C T Ndour, M Seydi, M A Faye
To determine the prevalence of tuberculosis and describe its epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and therapeutic characteristics and its outcome in patients with HIV. This retrospective, descriptive, and analytical study examined the records of patients with HIV at our outpatient treatment center and selected those who were antiretroviral-naive and presented tuberculosis between January 2008 and December 2012. Among a total of 757 HIV-positive patients, 76 had tuberculosis, for a prevalence of 10 %. The sex ratio of 1...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312772/primary-thoracic-extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Jie Qian, Xue-Yan Zhang, Ping Gu, Jin-Chen Shao, Bao-Hui Han, Hui-Min Wang
Primary extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS) presenting in thoracic locations is very rare and associated with a poor prognosis. The current study presents a case involving a large anterior mediastinal mass, which was histologically confirmed as a primary osteosarcoma. The literature concerning primary thoracic ESOS is reviewed. A total of 60 cases were identified. The median age was 60 years (range, 14-93 years) and males were more prevalent among the reported cases (65%). Survival analysis revealed that the overall 5-year survival was only 22...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312722/semi-rigid-single-hook-localization-the-best-method-for-localizing-ground-glass-opacities-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-re-aerated-swine-lung-experimental-and-primary-clinical-results
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Guang Zhao, Long Sun, Guojun Geng, Hongming Liu, Ning Li, Suhuan Liu, Bing Hao, Xiuyi Yu, Jie Jiang
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of currently available preoperative localization methods, including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire, and microcoil, in localizing the pulmonary nodules, thus to select the best technology to assist video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small ground glass opacities (GGO). Methods: Preoperative CT-guided localizing techniques including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire and microcoil were used in re-aerated fresh swine lung for location experiments...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310810/radiological-features-and-metastatic-patterns-of-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours
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T Araki, L M Sholl, H Hatabu, M Nishino
AIM: To investigate the clinical and image features of thymic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), and characterise the radiological patterns of recurrence and metastasis on serial imaging studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 14 patients (11 males) with a histopathological diagnosis of thymic NETs (one typical carcinoid, eight atypical carcinoid, and five large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma). Preoperative images were assessed for features of primary tumours...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304756/medical-treatment-of-an%C3%A2-unusual-cerebral-hydatid-disease
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Shu Chen, Ning Li, Feifei Yang, Jiqin Wu, Yuekai Hu, Shenglei Yu, Qi Chen, Xuan Wang, Xinyu Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Jianming Zheng
BACKGROUND: Hydatid disease is a worldwide zoonosis produced by the larval stage of cestodes of the Echinococcus genus. Hydatid disease primarily involves the liver and lungs. The brain is involved in less than 2% of cases. Surgery has long been the only choice for the treatment, but chemotherapy has been successfully replaced surgery in some special cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a rare hydatid disease case which presented with multiple lesions in right frontal lobe, an uncommon site, and in the liver and lungs...
January 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303291/-malign-pleural-mesothelioma-so-far-an-undefeated-tumor
#13
Vítězslav Kolek
Malign pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent primary tumor of the pleura of high aggressiveness. Its most frequent cause is contact with asbestos and, although working with asbestos is already prohibited in developed countries, its incidence is on the increase so far. Diagnostics primarily considers anamnesis, clinical symptoms and immunohistochemical examination of a tumor sample. The basic therapy used over the past 10 years is chemotherapy with cisplatin - pemetrexed combinations. Numerous studies are going on with a different biologically targeted therapy, immunotherapy and other drugs which may improve patients prognosis...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284779/adsorption-rheological-properties-of-blood-serum-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Y V Dumanskiy, O Y Stoliarova, O V Syniachenko, M F Giulmamedova, Y A Potapov
The aim and objectives of the study were to investigate the state of adsorption-rheological properties of blood (ARPB) in patients with different clinical course of lung cancer (LC), the detection of violations of surface-active, viscoelastic and relaxation properties of blood serum, their association with tumor markers, the evaluation of the prognostic value of initial indexes in the development of complications from radiochemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 115 patients with LC at the age from 24 to 80 years (average age 58 years), among whom there were 78% men and 22% women...
December 2017: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281781/erdheim-chester-disease-involving-lymph-nodes-and-liver-clinically-mimicking-lymphoma-a-case-report
#15
Yeoun Eun Sung, Yoon Seo Lee, Jieun Lee, Kyo Young Lee
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis and multisystem disease. First described in 1930, there are no more than 750 cases reported. The etiology remains unknown, but a majority of cases of ECD and Langerhans cell histiocytosis were found to have clonal mutations involving genes of the MAPK pathway. We recently encountered a 53-year-old male patient with extensive ECD involving the systemic lymph nodes, pleura, liver, and long bones clinically mimicking malignant lymphoma. Biopsies were performed at multiple sites, including a pleural mass, an external iliac lymph node, bone marrow, and the liver...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280335/amyloidosis-diagnosed-in-cytology-specimen-of-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
#16
Rashmi Manur, Ihab Lamzabi
Amyloidosis is a rare condition resulting from extracellular deposition of amyloid, a fibrillary material derived from various precursor proteins. Involvement of the pleura by amyloidosis is a rare but serious complication. Pleural amyloidosis is primarily diagnosed by identifying amyloid deposition by histology on pleural biopsy specimens. Hereby, we report a case of systemic amyloidosis where we were able to identify amyloid in a pleural effusion specimen sent for cytopathology evaluation. A 59-year-old male with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and systemic amyloidosis underwent therapeutic thoracentesis...
December 27, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279705/durable-near-complete-response-to-anti-pd-1-checkpoint-immunotherapy-in-a-refractory-malignant-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-pleura
#17
James T Boothe, G Thomas Budd, Matthew B Smolkin, Patrick C Ma
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura is a rare and usually benign primary neoplasm arising from mesenchymal cells of the submesothelial tissue. We present here the case of a patient diagnosed with CD34-positive advanced malignant solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura whose disease failed to respond to combination cytotoxic chemotherapy agents, but demonstrated a prompt near-complete response to checkpoint blockade treatment using the anti-programmed death (PD)-1 monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab, based on tumor molecular profiling revealing tumoral expression positivity for both programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) and PD-1...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279481/lupus-pleuritis-with-silicotic-nodules-in-the-parietal-pleura
#18
Kazuo Tsuchiya, Mikio Toyoshima, Atsuki Fukada, Daisuke Akahori, Kazuhito Funai, Takafumi Suda
A 63-year-old man with occupational exposure to silica presented with cutaneous ulcer, pleuritic pain, and a fever. Laboratory data showed lymphopenia and positive serum antinuclear and anti-DNA antibodies. Computed tomography of the chest showed egg shell-like calcification of the hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes without pulmonary parenchymal involvement of silicosis. A surgical biopsy showed silicotic nodules with surrounding infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells in the parietal pleura. With a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic corticosteroid therapy was given, which led to the resolution of symptoms and laboratory abnormalities...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279160/preoperative-assessment-of-pleural-adhesion-by-four-dimensional-ultra-low-dose-computed-tomography-4d-uldct-with-adaptive-iterative-dose-reduction-using-three-dimensional-processing-aidr-3d
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Masayuki Hashimoto, Yukihiro Nagatani, Yasuhiko Oshio, Norihisa Nitta, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Noritoshi Ushio, Masayuki Mayumi, Tatsuya Kimoto, Tomoyuki Igarashi, Makoto Yoshigoe, Kyohei Iwai, Koki Tanaka, Shigetaka Sato, Akinaga Sonoda, Hideji Otani, Kiyoshi Murata, Jun Hanaoka
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of Four-Dimensional Ultra-Low-Dose Computed Tomography (4D-ULDCT) for distinguishing pleural aspects with localized pleural adhesion (LPA) from those without. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients underwent 4D-ULDCT during a single respiration with a 16cm-coverage of the body axis. The presence and severity of LPA was confirmed by their intraoperative thoracoscopic findings. A point on the pleura and a corresponding point on the outer edge of the costal bone were placed in identical axial planes at end-inspiration...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275617/-treatment-of-patients-with-different-degree-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-caused-by-inhalation-of-white-smoke
#20
F W Yang, H M Xin, J H Zhu, X Y Feng, X C Jiang, Z Y Gong, Y L Tong
Objective: To summarize the treatment experience of patients with different degree of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by inhalation of white smoke from burning smoke bomb. Methods: A batch of 13 patients with different degree of ARDS caused by inhalation of white smoke from burning smoke bomb, including 2 patients complicated by pulmonary fibrosis at the late stage, were admitted to our unit in February 2016. Patients were divided into mild (9 cases), moderate (2 cases), and serious (2 cases) degree according to the ARDS Berlin diagnostic criteria...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
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