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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725444/post-tuberculous-fibrosing-mediastinitis-a-review-of-the-literature
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Zhe Wu, Hannah Jarvis, Luke S Howard, Corrina Wright, Onn Min Kon
Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM) is a rare disease where there is thickening of the fibrous tissue in the mediastinum. While histoplasmosis is the the most common recognised cause, the link with tuberculosis (TB) has been rarely documented. We review the link between TB and FM, and describe a case of probable TB-related FM.Our case is of a 74-year-old man who presented with breathlessness 3 years after fully treated TB. Scans revealed a calcified soft tissue mass within the mediastinum, and a diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis resulting in pulmonary hypertension was made...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720601/a-case-of-progressive-orthopnoea-and-shoulder-pain-secondary-to-bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis
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Anna Herbert, Waseem Asrar Khan, Salem Madi
A 45-year-old man with a raised body mass index presented with an acute history of right lower chest pain and increasing breathlessness. C reactive protein, D dimer and cardiac echocardiography were negative, with mild bibasal atelectasis the only positive reported finding from erect chest X-ray and CT pulmonary angiogram. He was discharged with antibiotics for a chest infection. He remained severely breathless and was referred to the sleep-related breathing disorders clinic. He described shoulder pain, daytime tiredness and sleeping upright due to a ââ'¬Ëœsuffocatingââ'¬â"¢ sensation...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718321/breathlessness-services-as-a-new-model-of-support-for-patients-with-respiratory-disease
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Claudia Bausewein, Michaela Schunk, Philipp Schumacher, Julika Dittmer, Anna Bolzani, Sara Booth
The complexity of breathlessness in advanced disease requires a diversity of measures ideally tailored to the individual patient needs. 'Breathlessness services' have been systematically developed and tested to provide specific interventions and support for patients and their carers. The aim of this article is (1) to identify and describe components of breathlessness services and (2) to describe the clinical model of one specific service in more detail. This article is based on a systematic review evaluating randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs which examine the effectiveness of services aiming to improve breathlessness of patients with advanced disease...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
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David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709496/drug-resistant-tuberculosis-coexisting-with-invasive-candidiasis-in-an-immunocompetent-30-year-old-woman-a-case-report
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Rakhee Khanduri, Sushant Khanduri, Sanjeev Kumar, Ankur Saini, Arti Kotwal
Invasive candidiasis coexisting with drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (DR-TB) in the immunocompetent patient is a rare entity. We report a 30-year-old woman, nondiabetic, who presented to us with complaints of acute onset cough, breathlessness, and fever since 20 days. On thorough investigations, she was diagnosed to be suffering from coexisting drug-resistant tuberculosis and invasive candidiasis. Prompt treatment initiated at right time helped us in saving her life. The unique presentation of this case and that too in an immunocompetent female makes it an interesting case...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703064/guidance-on-oxygen-use-in-adults
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Kimberley Hackett
Essential facts Oxygen is one of the most commonly used drugs in emergency medicine and before publication of the first British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2008 guideline, emergency departments and ambulance services gave oxygen to almost all breathless or seriously ill patients.
July 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702318/aspergillus-nodules-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease-attributable-to-aspergillus-ochraceus
#8
Samihah Moazam, David W Denning
Aspergillus ochraceus is a rare pulmonary pathogen. A 39 year old male with COPD and chronic granulomatous disease presented with severe breathlessness and recurrent infections. CT scan demonstrated multiple pulmonary nodules diagnosed as chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. The patient's sputum grew Aspergillus ochraceus thrice over 6 months, alongside positive Aspergillus IgG and serum galactomannan. Despite treatment with itraconazole, the patient continued to be symptomatic. We present the first case associating A...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696575/impact-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-on-postoperative-complications-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Hajime Saito, Kazutoshi Hatakeyama, Hayato Konno, Toshiki Matsunaga, Yoichi Shimada, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND: Given the extent of the surgical indications for pulmonary lobectomy in breathless patients, preoperative care and evaluation of pulmonary function are increasingly necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the contribution of preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) for reducing the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: The records of 116 patients with COPD, including 51 patients who received PR, were retrospectively analyzed...
July 11, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682818/respiratory-problems-in-low-resource-settings
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Mhoira E F Leng, Sunitha Daniel, Daniel Munday
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic breathlessness is common in patients with advanced illness who require palliative care. Achieving good symptom control can be challenging. More people with advanced illness live in low and middle income than in high-income countries, but they are much less likely to receive palliative care. Most of the emerging evidence for the palliative management of chronic breathlessness is from high-income countries. This review explores the context of chronic breathlessness in low-income settings, how evidence for control of chronic breathlessness might relate to these settings and where further work should be focused...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680558/primary-pulmonary-artery-sarcoma-masquerading-as-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-rare-diagnosis-unveiled
#11
Abhishek Mahajan, Bharat Rekhi, Siddhartha Laskar, Jyoti Bajpai, Lekshmy Jayasree, Meenakshi H Thakur
BACKGROUND: Primary pulmonary artery sarcomas are rare malignant vascular tumors and carry a very poor prognosis. Due to overlapping clinical and radiological features, the differentiation between pulmonary artery thromboembolism and pulmonary artery sarcoma can be challenging. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein present clinical, radiological and pathological features of primary pulmonary artery high grade sarcoma (angiosarcoma) in a 59-year-old male. The patient presented with a history of breathlessness on exertion of 2-months duration and was misdiagnosed as massive pulmonary thromboembolism on initial CT imaging...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671177/a-36-year-old-man-with-breathlessness-and-anasarca
#12
Syed Zulkharnain Tousheed, Tiyas Sen Dutt, B V Muralimohan, Binoy Chatturambil, Vimal Raj, Preeti Latha Raut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665707/advancing-a-common-understanding-and-approach-to-dyspnea-management-consensus-proposal-for-the-chronic-breathlessness-syndrome
#13
Richard A Mularski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661902/unmasking-chronic-breathlessness
#14
Miriam J Johnson, David C Currow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661900/palliative-care-and-interstitial-lung-disease
#15
Sabrina Bajwah, Janelle Yorke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The palliative care needs of people with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have recently been highlighted by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All people with progressive ILD should receive best supportive care to improve symptom control and quality of life and where possible this should be evidence based. RECENT FINDINGS: Deaths from ILD are increasing and deaths in hospital are more common compared to home. People with ILD experience a wide range of symptoms including breathlessness and cough...
June 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658780/pericardial-haemangioma-a-common-tumour-in-an-unusual-location-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Rufus Sam Vargis, Manjiri Phansalkar, Somanath Padhi, Dilip Phansalkar, Sanjay R Nair
Overall incidence of primary cardiac tumour ranges from 0.0017% and 0.27% at autopsy. Cardiac haemangiomas are rare, and account for 2.8% of benign cardiac tumours. Pericardial haemangiomas, in particular are extremely rare. Pericardial haemangiomas are reported to present with a variety of symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitation, atypical chest pain. Other symptoms like obstruction of blood vessels, cardiac tamponade, or pericardial effusion may result due to compression of surrounding structures. Here, we report a case of pericardial haemangioma in a patient who presented with breathlessness and cough...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652826/interatrial-shunt-devices-for-heart-failure-with-normal-ejection-fraction-a-technology-update
#17
REVIEW
Joseph J Cuthbert, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Andrew L Clark
Heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HeFNEF) accounts for ~50% of heart failure admissions. Its pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria are yet to be defined clearly which may hinder the search for effective treatments. The clinical hallmark of HeFNEF is exertional breathlessness, often due to an abnormal increase in left atrial pressure during exercise. Creation of an interatrial communication to offload the left atrium is a possible therapeutic approach. There are two percutaneously delivered devices currently under investigation which are discussed in this review...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649309/respiratory-symptoms-among-swedish-soldiers-after-military-service-abroad-association-with-time-spent-in-a-desert-environment
#18
Johannes Saers, Linda Ekerljung, Bertil Forsberg, Christer Janson
Introduction: The aim of this paper was to study whether Swedish soldiers who have served abroad had a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms than the general population and, if this was the case, also to study whether this was associated with time spent in a desert environment. Methods:The prevalence of respiratory symptoms among 1,080 veterans from Kosovo and Afghanistan was compared with that in almost 27,000 subjects from a general population sample, using propensity score matching and logistic regression...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646422/how-to-avoid-and-to-manage-post-operative-complications-in-thyroid-surgery
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REVIEW
Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Maria Carolina Picardo, Daniele Provenzano, Antonino Buffone
Complications of thyroidectomy are hypoparathyroidism, recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy, and hemorrhage. These complications have a low incidence. Hypoparathyroidism is the most frequent complication of total thyroidectomy. Its incidence varies between 0.5 and 65%. This complication is also visible after reoperation for recurrent disease and in patients previously treated with radioiodine. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be temporary or permanent, unilateral or bilateral. The bilateral lesion, associated with severe episodes of breathlessness, is a rare complication (0...
June 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646375/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-in-esa-biosimilars-vs-originators-in-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Laura Amato, Antonio Addis, Rosella Saulle, Francesco Trotta, Zuzana Mitrova, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: Several Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are available to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Questions about the comparability of such therapeutic options are not purely a regulatory or economical matter. Appropriate use of originator or biosimilar in these patients need to be supported by clinical data. Regarding the prevention of blood transfusion, reduction of fatigue, breathlessness and mortality or cardiovascular events, a summary of the comparative efficacy and safety data of these drugs is lacking...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
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