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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087049/-the-benefits-of-digital-chest-drainage-in-pleural-decortication-in-thoracic-empyema-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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José M Mier, Gildardo Cortés-Julián, Juan Berrios-Mejía, Zotés Víctor-Valdivia
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leak after pleural decortication is one of the most frequent complications. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare the effects of prolonged air leak between the digital chest drainage (DCD) system and the classic drainage system in patients with empyema class IIB or III (American Thoracic Society classification) in pleural decortication patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 37 patients were enrolled in a prospective randomized control trial over one year, consisting of 2blinded groups, comparing prolonged air leak as a main outcome, the number of days until removal of chest drain, length of hospital stay and complications as secondary outcomes...
January 10, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079960/successful-medical-management-of-a-domestic-longhair-cat-with-subdural-intracranial-empyema-and-multifocal-pneumonia
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Thomas J A Cardy, Richard Lam, Laureen M Peters, Philippa J McLaren, Màrian Matas Riera, Steven De Decker
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of successful medical management of subdural intracranial empyema and multifocal pneumonia in a domestic longhaired cat. CASE SUMMARY: A 7-year-and-8-month-old male neutered domestic longhair cat presented with tachypnea, respiratory compromise, vestibular ataxia, obtundation, left-sided head tilt, and multiple cranial nerve deficits. Neuroanatomical localization was multifocal with central vestibular involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head indicated diffuse subdural empyema, mainly affecting the middle cranial fossa and the right cerebrum...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078131/a-novel-management-of-post-oesophagectomy-gastro-pleural-fistula
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Javaid Ishtiaq, Jonathan Sutton, Waqar Ahmed
Oesophageal anastomotic leak and fistula are major and life-threatening complications of oesophagectomy with resultant increased mortality. Non-operative approach of such cases should be the initial strategy. Re-operative surgery and/or stent insertion are considered if conservative measures failed. Although oesophageal stenting is a safe option for the leaks, stent migration and failure to completely cover large anastomotic leaks are the main complications and pitfalls of the procedure. These can be overcome by using multiple or larger stents...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073573/surgery-for-predominant-lesion-in-nonlocalized-bronchiectasis
#4
Jie Dai, Xinsheng Zhu, Dongliang Bian, Ke Fei, Gening Jiang, Peng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Patients with nonlocalized bronchiectasis are encountered commonly; however, there is little information regarding surgical intervention in this patient population. The aim of this study was to evaluate symptomatic response and safety of anatomic resection of the predominant lesion via the use of lobectomy for the management of nonlocalized bronchiectasis. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 37 consecutive patients who underwent lobectomy via thoracotomy for nonlocalized bronchiectasis between 2010 and 2013...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062748/risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-nationwide-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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REVIEW
Te-Chun Shen, Chia-Hung Chen, I-Kuan Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung, Chih-Yen Tu, Fung-Chang Sung Contributed Equally
BACKGROUND: Empyema is a rare but important complication among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). However, a nationwide, propensity-matched cohort study has never been performed. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. The ESRD group consisted of 82,765 patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2008. The comparison group consisted of individuals without kidney disease selected at a 1:1 ratio matched by propensity score estimated with age, gender, year of diagnosis, and comorbidities...
January 5, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061821/unusual-manifestation-of-helicobacter-cinaedi-infection-a-case-report-of-intracranial-subdural-empyema-and-bacteremia
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Toshimasa Hayashi, Junko Tomida, Yoshiaki Kawamura, Masakazu Yoshida, Ikuyo Yokozawa, Shingaku Kaneko
BACKGROUND: There have been various reports concerning Helicobacter cinaedi infections. However, few reports have examined central nervous system infections. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old man was transferred from the local hospital because of a persistent headache and suspected intracranial subdural empyema. Neurosurgical drainage was performed via burr holes. Gram staining and results from abscess cultures were negative. The blood culture yielded H. cinaedi...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054136/-role-of-imaging-procedures-in-clarification-of-complications-of-pneumonia
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K Lampichler
CLINICAL ISSUE: Despite a considerable number of antimicrobial agents and interdisciplinary treatment options, lower respiratory tract infections are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Infections of the respiratory tract can lead to severe complications, such as empyema, lung abscesses and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Besides intrapulmonary complications pneumonia can also impair other organs due to a systemic inflammatory response. Underlying cardiovascular diseases, such as chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and dysrhythmia can either deteriorate due to infections or be newly manifested as a result of pneumonia...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054135/-community-acquired-pneumonia
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S Poetter-Lang, C J Herold
CLINICAL ISSUE: The diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often not possible based only on the clinical symptoms and biochemical parameters. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: For every patient with the suspicion of CAP, a chest radiograph in two planes should be carried out. Additionally, a risk stratification for the decision between outpatient therapy or hospitalization is recommended. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Based on the evaluation of the different radiological patterns as well as their extent and distribution, a rough allocation to so-called pathogen groups as well as a differentiation between viral and bacterial infections are possible; however, because different pathogens cause different patterns an accurate correlation is not feasible by relying purely on imaging...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052108/heme-oxygenase-1-deficiency-diminishes-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clearance-due-to-reduced-tlr9-expression-in-pleural-mesothelial-cells
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Satindra Gahlot, Najmunnisa Nasreen, Judith A Johnson, Steven A Sahn, Kamal A Mohammed
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cause pneumonia and empyema thoraces. TLR9 activation provides protection against bacterial infections and Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is known to enhance host innate immunity against bacterial infections. However, it is still unclear whether HO-1 regulates TLR-9 expression in the pleura and modulates the host innate defenses during MRSA empyema. In order to determine if HO-1 regulates host innate immune functions via modulating TLR expression, in MRSA empyema, HO-1+/+ and HO-1-/- mouse pleural mesothelial cells (PMCs) were infected with MRSA (1:10, MOI) in the presence or absence of Cobalt Protoporphyrin (CoPP) and Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZnPP) or CORM-2 (a Carbon monoxide donor) and the expression of mTLR9 and mBD14 was assessed by RT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049376/management-of-pleural-space-after-lung-resection-by-cryoneuroablation-of-phrenic-nerve
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Xiao-Jie Pan, De-Bin Ou, Xing Lin, Ming-Fang Ye
OBJECTIVES: Residual air space problems after pulmonary lobectomy are an important concern in thoracic surgical practice, and various procedures have been applied to manage them. This study describes a novel technique using controllable paralysis of the diaphragm by localized freezing of the phrenic nerve, and assesses the effectiveness of this procedure to reduce air space after pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: In this prospective randomized study, 207 patients who underwent lobectomy or bilobectomy and systematic mediastinal node dissection in our department between January 2009 and November 2013 were randomly allocated to a cryoneuroablation group or a conventional group...
January 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043473/estimating-the-annual-incremental-cost-of-several-complications-following-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Oliver K Jawitz, Daniel J Boffa, Frank C Detterbeck, Zuoheng Wang, Anthony W Kim
Determine the incremental increase in cost as well as length of hospital stay associated with several major complications following pulmonary lobectomy using a large national dataset. A retrospective cohort analysis of the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database was performed. Demographic and clinical data on patients ≥18 years having undergone an open or VATS lobectomy were included in the analysis. The median increase in cost and length of stay associated with relevant major complications were determined using a multivariable quantile regression model...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041618/pyogenic-ventriculitis-and-ventricular-empyema-associated-with-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-a-puppy
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S A Headley, L G Pretto-Giordano, D F Nóbrega, C S Altrão, L A Villas-Boas, A A Alfieri, A P F R L Bracarense
A 40-day-old male, blue heeler puppy with hindlimb ataxia, nystagmus, apathy, motor incoordination and hyperaesthesia of the forelimbs died 3 days after the onset of clinical signs. Significant gross findings included cerebellar herniation, cerebral oedema and dilation of the third and right lateral cerebral ventricles due to the accumulation of a purulent exudate. Histopathological examination revealed pyogenic ventriculitis and purulent meningoencephalitis. Pure colonies of a coagulase-positive Staphylococcus were isolated from the purulent cerebral exudate...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034636/detection-of-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-two-cases-of-empyema-and-lung-abscess-using-paromomycin-vancomycin-supplemented-brucella-hk-agar
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Kentaro Nagaoka, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Shigeru Kohno
Fusobacterium nucleatum was found in patients with empyema or pulmonary abscess, using paromomycin-vancomycin Brucella HK agar. In vitro examination revealed that growth of the strains differed significantly in different media. Clinicians should be aware that suboptimal F. nucleatum cultivation methods may result in an underestimation of its frequency.
December 26, 2016: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028405/complications-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-our-experience-from-a-retrospective-analysis
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Miodrag Radunovic, Ranko Lazovic, Natasa Popovic, Milorad Magdelinic, Milutin Bulajic, Lenka Radunovic, Marko Vukovic, Miroslav Radunovic
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the intraoperative and postoperative complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, as well as the frequency of conversions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 740 patients who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy were analysed retrospectively. We evaluated patients for the presence of potential risk factors that could predict the development of complications such as age, gender, body mass index, white blood cell count and C-reactive protein (CRP), gallbladder ultrasonographic findings, and pathohistological analysis of removed gallbladders...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024667/aspergillus-fumigatus-empyema
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Lucía Ferreiro, M Luisa Pérez Del Molino, Marta Sonia González-Pérez, Luis Valdés
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018766/differentiation-of-lung-cancer-empyema-and-abscess-through-the-investigation-of-a-dry-cough
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Brittany Urso, Scott Michaels
An acute dry cough results commonly from bronchitis or pneumonia. When a patient presents with signs of infection, respiratory crackles, and a positive chest radiograph, the diagnosis of pneumonia is more common. Antibiotic failure in a patient being treated for community-acquired pneumonia requires further investigation through chest computed tomography. If a lung mass is found on chest computed tomography, lung empyema, abscess, and cancer need to be included on the differential and managed aggressively. This report describes a 55-year-old Caucasian male, with a history of obesity, recovered alcoholism, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension, presenting with an acute dry cough in the primary care setting...
November 24, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010797/ibuprofen-use-in-viral-infection-is-associated-with-subsequent-empyema
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Paul Little
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009947/root-replacement-for-graft-infection-using-an-all-biologic-xenopericardial-conduit
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Sabina P W Guenther, Angela Reichelt, Sven Peterss, Maximilian Luehr, Erik Bagaev, Christian Hagl, Maximilian A Pichlmaier, Nawid Khaladj
BACKGROUND: The management of graft infection following ascending aortic replacement (AAR) and/or aortic valve replacement (AVR) with destruction of the root remains a challenge. Besides technical issues, the choice of graft material is controversial. The study aim was to investigate the initial results of aortic root replacement (ARR) as redo-surgery for infection using the xenopericardial all-biologic conduit (BioIntegral) as an alternative to a homograft or prosthetic material. METHODS: Between February 2013 and January 2015, a total of 18 consecutive patients (16 males, two females; mean age 61 ± 14 years) were reoperated on for infection at a mean of 55 ± 61 months (range: 3 to 219 months) following previous AVR (n = 6), supracoronary aortic replacement (SAR, n = 2), AVR + SAR (n = 1), root replacement (n = 7), and root reconstruction (n = 2)...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003678/usefulness-of-thoracoscopic-debridement-for-chronic-empyema-after-an-extrapleural-pneumonectomy
#19
Hidejiro Torigoe, Shinichi Toyooka, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Junichi Soh, Shinichiro Miyoshi
We present the case of a 65-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with chronic empyema (without a bronchopleural fistula) that occurred 7 months after he underwent an extrapleural pneumonectomy for right malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Following thoracic drainage and irrigation for 1 month, we performed surgery by a thoracoscopic approach, in light of his general condition. We performed debridement and removal of the Gore-Tex polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch that had been used for the reconstruction of the diaphragm and the pericardium...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999711/rapidly-progressing-interhemispheric-subdural-empyema-showing-a-three-fold-increase-in-size-within-12-hours-case-report
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Mehmet O Yüksel, Mehmet S Gürbüz, Numan Karaarslan, Tezcan Caliskan
BACKGROUND: Subdural empyema is a rare form of intracranial infection. It is described as accumulation of purulent infective material between the inner layer of dura mater and outer layer of arachnoid membrane. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department with acute left hemiplegia and was diagnosed with interhemispheric subdural empyema that showed a three-fold increase in size within 12 hours. Complete recovery was achieved with emergency surgical evacuation and additional 3 weeks of antibiotic treatment...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
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