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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321967/teratoma-as-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain-hemoptysis-and-dyspnea-in-a-young-patient
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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/29319264/rasmussen-aneurysm
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A K Singh, Varun Gupta, Bindu Rani, Manish Kumar, Saurabh Kaushik
Angiographic findings in tuberculosis patients presenting with hemoptysis include hypervascularity, hypertrophy of systemic arteries, aneurysm, systemic to pulmonary anastomosis, and rarely, contrast extravasation. Bronchial arteries are the source of hemorrhage in majority of cases with non-bronchial systemic or pulmonary arteries being less common as the source. Rasmussen's Aneurysm is a very rare sequalae of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. We present one such case of Rasmussen's aneurysm and review of the relevant literature...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313654/lung-cancer-clinical-presentation-and-diagnosis
#4
Kelly M Latimer
In the absence of screening, most patients with lung cancer are not diagnosed until later stages, when the prognosis is poor. The most common symptoms are cough and dyspnea, but the most specific symptom is hemoptysis. Digital clubbing, though rare, is highly predictive of lung cancer. Symptoms can be caused by the local tumor, intrathoracic spread, distant metastases, or paraneoplastic syndromes. Clinicians should suspect lung cancer in symptomatic patients with risk factors. The initial study should be chest x-ray, but if results are negative and suspicion remains, the clinician should obtain a computed tomography scan with contrast...
January 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312721/retrospective-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-28-patients-surgery-or-endovascular-techniques
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Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Background: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital pulmonary malformation. In this study, we aimed to retrospect and evaluate the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of PS in 28 patients at our institute. Methods: The files of 28 patients with PS who were treated with surgery (21 cases) or endovascular intervention (7 cases) between May 2005 and June 2016 from a single institute were retrospectively reviewed. The following data of all patients were analyzed: age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods, operative techniques, and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312703/isolated-unilateral-absence-of-pulmonary-artery-in-adulthood-a-clinical-analysis-of-65-cases-from-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Ping Wang, Ling Yuan, Juhong Shi, Zuojun Xu
Background: Isolated unilateral absence of pulmonary artery (UAPA) in adulthood is a rare congenital anomaly. Although some case reports exist, the clinical symptomatology, lung parenchymal features, collateral circulation and therapeutic approaches in adult patients with isolated UAPA remain unknown. The objectives of this study are to investigate the clinical characteristics, elucidate the correlation between clinical symptomatology and radiology, and summarize treatment of adult patients with isolated UAPA...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307210/bleeding-in-cancer-patients-and-its-treatment-a-review
#7
Candice Johnstone, Shayna E Rich
Bleeding is a common problem in cancer patients, related to local tumor invasion, tumor angiogenesis, systemic effects of the cancer, or anti-cancer treatments. Existing bleeds can also be exacerbated by medications such as bevacizumab, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and anticoagulants. Patients may develop acute catastrophic bleeding, episodic major bleeding, or low-volume oozing. Bleeding may present as bruising, petechiae, epistaxis, hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematochezia, melena, hematuria, or vaginal bleeding...
December 18, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297974/three-dimensional-3d-computed-tomography-bronchography-and-angiography-combined-with-3d-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-versus-conventional-2d-vats-anatomic-pulmonary-segmentectomy-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiao-Wei She, Yun-Bin Gu, Chun Xu, Chang Li, Cheng Ding, Jun Chen, Jun Zhao
BACKGROUND: Compared to the pulmonary lobe, the anatomical structure of the pulmonary segment is relatively complex and prone to variation, thus the risk and difficulty of segmentectomy is increased. We compared three-dimensional computed tomography bronchography and angiography (3D-CTBA) combined with 3D video-assisted thoracic surgery (3D-VATS) to perform segmentectomy to conventional two-dimensional (2D)-VATS for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of randomly selected patients who underwent 3D-CTBA combined with 3D-VATS (3D-CTBA-VATS) or 2D-VATS at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University Hospital, from January 2014 to May 2017...
January 3, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296228/ct-guided-hookwire-localization-before-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-ground-glass-opacity-dominant-pulmonary-nodules-radiologic-pathologic-analysis
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Hao-Zhe Huang, Guang-Zhi Wang, Li-Chao Xu, Guo-Dong Li, Ying Wang, Yao-Hui Wang, Xin-Hong He, Wen-Tao Li
The optimal screening or treatment strategies of solitary pulmonary nodules especially ground-glass opacities (GGOs) remain controversial. With CT-guided Hookwire localization, it is accurate to find the small lesions during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). In this study, we evaluate the efficiency and safety of CT-guided Hookwire localization of GGO-dominant (GGO component > 50%) pulmonary nodules before VATS and investigate the correlation between the radiologic features and pathology. From April 2008 to April 2014, a total of 273 patients with solitary GGO-dominant pulmonary nodules were included...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290248/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-isolated-hilar-and-mediastinal-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Zachary D Horne, Adam H Richman, Michael J Dohopolski, David A Clump, Steven A Burton, Dwight E Heron
OBJECTIVES: The seminal phase II trial for pulmonary stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) suggested that SBRT to central lesions resulted in unacceptable toxicity. Alternative dose-fractionation schemes have been proposed which may improve safety without compromise of efficacy. We report our institutional outcomes of SBRT for hilar/mediastinal non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients with NSCLC in a hilar or mediastinal nodal station which was treated with SBRT...
January 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278287/balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-is-effective-for-treating-peripheral-type-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-elderly-patients
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Yuki Yamagata, Satoshi Ikeda, Tomoo Nakata, Tsuyoshi Yonekura, Seiji Koga, Takahiro Muroya, Yuji Koide, Hiroaki Kawano, Koji Maemura
AIM: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has recently been established as an effective therapy for peripheral-type chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). However, the safety and effectiveness of BPA in elderly patients with CTEPH have not been clarified. METHODS: A total of 19 patients with CTEPH who underwent BPA were recruited. The patients were assigned to groups by age, <70 years (non-elderly; n = 11) and ≥70 years (elderly; n = 8). Hemodynamic parameters, right ventricular function and plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide were assessed before and after BPA, and complications arising after BPA were also evaluated...
December 26, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277952/a-tale-of-two-cases-of-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-how-they-fared-after-cardiac-transplantation
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Bethany L Wisotzkey, Dari L Magyar, Thomas K Jones, Robert J Boucek, Lester C Permut, Mariska S Kemna, Yuk M Law
BACKGROUND: In single ventricle patients, aorticopulmonary collaterals (APCs) and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) following superior cavopulmonary shunt (CPS) can complicate orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) by cyanosis and hemoptysis. Though PAVMs can regress with restoration of hepatic venous flow to the pulmonary circulation, the effects of hypoxemia on the "unconditioned" allograft are not known. CASES: Two patients with significant PAVMs after CPS were cyanotic following OHT...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259862/disseminated-mucormycosis-a-sinister-cause-of-neutropenic-fever-syndrome
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Ghazal Tansir, Neha Rastogi, Prashant Ramteke, Prabhat Kumar, Manish Soneja, Ashutosh Biswas, Sanchit Kumar, Pankaj Jorwal, Upendra Baitha
A 15 year old girl presented with complaints of prolonged fever and recurrent episodes of hemoptysis. Initial investigation showed pancytopenia and radiological imaging was suggestive of necrotizing pneumonia. Subsequently, mucor was isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, but even on appropriate medications her condition kept deteriorating. She had multiple bouts of hemoptysis and a repeat imaging of chest showed dissemination of mucormycosis to pulmonary vein and heart. Bone marrow biopsy identified acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as the cause of pancytopenia...
November 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249788/-usefulness-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-the-treatment-of-massive-hemoptysis-due-to-bronchiectasis-report-of-two-cases
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Akihiko Sasaki, Shuhei Nishijima, Hitoki Hashiguchi
Massive hemoptysis caused by bronchiectasis threatens life, so early bronchial arterial embolization (BAE) is needed. In case 1, a 80-year-old female complained of hemoptysis and back pain caused by bronchiectasis and Stanford type B aortic dissection. In case 2, a 78-year-old male had history of the surgery of descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and bronchiectasis combined with aortopulmonary fistula. Both cases in bronchiectasis with massive hemoptysis were difficult to perform BAE due to complicated with acute aortic dissection and aortopulmonary fistula...
December 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245328/endobronchial-hamartoma-mimicking-malignant-lung-tumor-contralateral-endobronchial-metastasis-a-case-report
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Sheng-Song Chen, Hong Zhou, Bo Tong, Ling-Ling Yu, Si-Si Fan, Zu-Ke Xiao
RATIONALE: Endobronchial hamartoma, the most common benign lung tumor, is located in the bronchus, and it easily mimics lung cancer or bronchial metastasis. Endobronchial hamartoma can cause coughing, hemoptysis, and pulmonary infection; thus, it should be treated right away by surgery or fiberoptic bronchoscopy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a rare case of endobronchial hamartoma in which the clinical symptoms and imaging overlapped strongly with malignant lung tumor contralateral endobronchial metastasis...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245295/lymphangiomatosis-involving-the-pulmonary-and-extrapulmonary-lymph-nodes-and-surrounding-soft-tissue-a-rare-case-report
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Xuhua Fang, Ziling Huang, Yu Zeng, Xuyou Zhu, Siqi Wang, Xiaoting Yu, Xian Li, Chunyan Wu, Xianghua Yi
BACKGROUND: Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis (DPL) mainly affects the lung and pleura. There are very few pathological reports of lung damage accompanied by diffuse involvement of the extrapulmonary lymph nodes and surrounding soft tissue. The clinicopathological significance of coexistence of pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions is unknown. METHODS: Here, we report a 16-year-old male patient. The pathological specimens of the supraclavicular lymph node and soft tissue together with the lung biopsy were analyzed by pathological observation and immunohistochemical staining...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243129/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-needle-biopsy-of-central-lung-cancer-with-atelectasis
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Zhikai Lei, Jun Lou, Lingyun Bao, Zhuying Lv
PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can distinguish between central lung cancer and atelectatic lung tissue. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical value of CEUS for biopsy in patients with central lung cancer with obstructive atelectasis. METHODS: One hundred and twelve patients were selected and CEUS was performed to display central lung cancer and atelectatic lung tissue. The front edge of central lung cancer was punctured with a needle, avoiding the necrotic area, under the guidance of CEUS...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240016/drainage-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-blood-pressure-augmentation-as-rescue-therapies-for-ischemic-myelitis-after-bronchial-embolization-a-case-report
#18
Pierre-Alexis Lépine, Jean-François Naud, Philippe Boisvert
A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency department with massive hemoptysis. After bronchial artery embolization, he developed ischemic myelitis, a rare complication in this setting for which no specific therapy is currently recommended. The symptoms were managed with lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and blood pressure augmentation therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of using lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and blood pressure augmentation in the treatment of anterior medullary ischemia after bronchial artery embolization for massive hemoptysis...
December 11, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239266/epidemiology-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-liver-failure-clinical-presentation-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#19
Xuan Zhang, Meifang Yang, Jianhua Hu, Hong Zhao, Lanjuan Li
Objective Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a severe and often lethal infection. The possible risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment of patients with simultaneous liver failure and IPA have received little attention in previous studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of IPA in patients with liver failure in an effort to reduce patient mortality. Methods The patients with liver failure (including acute liver failure , sub-acute liver failure , acute-on-chronic liver failure and chronic liver failure) were recruited from 2011 to 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230303/case-series-of-paragonimiasis-from-nepal
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Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka
Paragonimiasis is an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by trematodes of genus Paragonimus. We report case series of paragonimiasis with common symptoms of cough with blood tinged sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain with occasional fever, eosinophilia and radiological findings mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis and had taken anti-tubercular drug despite all investigation negative for tuberculosis without improvement. They all had common history of consumption of raw/undercooked crab. There is a local belief in remote villages of Nepal that eating raw crab helps in healing bone fracture and cure jaundice...
November 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
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