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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228396/case-of-a-cerebral-abscess-caused-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-a-subject-with-periodontitis
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Frederic Van der Cruyssen, Koenraad Grisar, Honorine Maes, Constantinus Politis
We report the case of a 65-year-old man presenting with generalised seizures after developing a right frontal brain abscess. Stereotactic aspiration and subsequent matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight analyzer (MALDI-TOF) spectrometry revealed Porphyromonas gingivalis as the only causative anaerobe microorganism. Secondary incision and drainage was required due to neurological deterioration with increased dimensions of the abscess, intracranial pressure and formation of a subdural occipitoparietal empyema...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225672/empyema-necessitatis
#2
Ronaldo A Gismondi, Luiz F F de Souza
A 40-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of fever, weight loss, dyspnea, and cough. Physical examination revealed a tender, bulging anterior thoracic mass and a small ulcerative lesion that was inferomedial to the right nipple (Panel A). Computed tomographic scans showed a pleural..
February 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222677/molecular-characterization-of-invasive-capsule-null-neisseria-meningitidis-in-south-africa
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Karistha Ganesh, Mushal Allam, Nicole Wolter, Holly B Bratcher, Odile B Harrison, Jay Lucidarme, Ray Borrow, Linda de Gouveia, Susan Meiring, Monica Birkhead, Martin C J Maiden, Anne von Gottberg, Mignon du Plessis
BACKGROUND: The meningococcal capsule is an important virulence determinant. Unencapsulated meningococci lacking capsule biosynthesis genes and containing the capsule null locus (cnl) are predominantly non-pathogenic. Rare cases of invasive meningococcal disease caused by cnl isolates belonging to sequence types (ST) and clonal complexes (cc) ST-845 (cc845), ST-198 (cc198), ST-192 (cc192) and ST-53 (cc53) have been documented. The clinical significance of these isolates however remains unclear...
February 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215651/behaviour-of-nucleated-cells-in-various-types-of-pleural-effusion
#4
L Ferreiro, T Pereiro, E San José, M E Toubes, J Suárez-Antelo, J M Álvarez Dobaño, F J González Barcala, N Rodríguez Núñez, A Lama, L Valdés
INTRODUCTION: To know the behavior of cellular components of pleural fluid can help focus the differential diagnosis of a pleural effusion. Our objective was to assess their composition in different types of pleural effusions and assess whether it provides relevant clinical information. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study in which the cellular components of pleural effusions of different etiology were analyzed. Pleural effusions were classified as neutrophilic, lymphocytic (≥50% of each one of them), eosinophilic (≥10%) or mesothelial (>5%) and were grouped into six diagnostic categories RESULTS: 1...
February 16, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203500/reconstructive-surgery-for-bronchopleural-fistula-and-empyema-new-application-of-free-fascial-patch-graft-combined-with-free-flap
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Minoru Sakuraba, Hiroki Umezawa, Shimpei Miyamoto, Masahide Fujiki, Takuya Higashino, Azusa Oshima, Masahiro Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative bronchopleural fistula (BPF) and empyema are not uncommon after lung cancer surgery. Some patients require reconstructive surgery to achieve wound healing. In this report, we describe a novel method of reconstructive surgery for BPF and empyema. METHODS: From 1996 through 2014, we performed reconstructive surgery for the treatment of BPF and empyema in 13 cases. BPF or a pulmonary fistula was present in 11 patients at the time of reconstruction...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203426/a-novel-technique-for-chest-drain-removal-using-a-two-layer-method-with-triclosan-coated-sutures
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Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Taichiro Goto
In thoracic surgery, a thoracic drain is always inserted after the surgical procedure. Repair of the wound after removal of the thoracic tube is performed postoperatively, but no universally standard methods currently exists for this tube removal. Here we report a technique using triclosan-coated sutures that is used in thoracic surgery in our hospital. There are several advantages of this technique. First, there is no need for stitches removal on follow-up. Second, it prevents the leakage of pleural exudate because of the tight two-layer sutures...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192581/necrotizing-pneumonia
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Elitsa V Nicolaou, Allison H Bartlett
Necrotizing pneumonia refers to the development of necrosis, liquefication, and cavitation of the lung parenchyma from an infectious pathogen. Nearly 4% of all community-acquired pneumonias are necrotizing, although studies retrospectively evaluating the incidence have found it to be increasing during the past 20 years. Common presenting symptoms include fever, tachypnea, and cough, and most of those afflicted also develop complications such as parapneumonic effusions, empyemas, or bronchopleural fistulae. When compared to age-matched controls with parapneumonic effusions or severe pneumonias without a necrotizing component, those with necrotizing pneumonia have been shown to have more elevated white blood cell counts and inflammatory markers that take longer to normalize, a longer duration of symptoms despite initiation of therapy, and a longer hospital stay...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187809/management-of-bacterial-central-nervous-system-infections
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M C Brouwer, D van de Beek
Bacterial infections of the central nervous system present as a medical emergency, thus requiring rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment. The most prevalent bacterial infections seen in the intensive care unit can be summarized as acute bacterial meningitis, subdural empyema, intracerebral abscess, and ventriculitis, which all commonly involve the brain parenchyma. The infections can either be community-acquired or hospital-acquired, e.g., after neurosurgical intervention, as a complication of severe neurotrauma or related to indwelling cerebrospinal fluid drains...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186288/granulated-sugar-in-the-complex-management-of-empyema-from-broncho-pleural-fistula
#9
Leonardo Duranti, Luca Tavecchio, Giovanni Leuzzi, Ugo Pastorino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184018/retrievable-endoscopic-stenting-for-tuberculous-oesophagopleural-fistula-with-empyema
#10
B Yo Chan, C Ko Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181778/intracranial-subdural-empyema-diagnosis-and-treatment-update
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Pier P Mattogno, Giuseppe LA Rocca, Francesco Signorelli, Massimiliano Visocchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163299/a-rare-case-of-acute-phlegmonous-esophagogastritis-complicated-with-hypopharyngeal-abscess-and-esophageal-perforation
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Yuan-Chun Huang, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Chiung-Ying Liao, Ching Hsueh, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Shang-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND Acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis is a life-threatening disease that may be combined with serious complications. We present the classical radiological and endoscopic features and treatment strategy of a middle-aged female patient suffering from acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis complicated with hypopharyngeal abscess, esophageal perforation, mediastinitis, and empyema. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old Taiwanese female presented at our hospital due to fever, fatigue, painful swallowing, and vague chest pain for 5 days...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149639/flap-choice-for-closure-of-open-window-thoracotomy-a-response-to-the-author-of-the-article-entitled-the-omentum-flap-for-empyema-treatment-indications-and-disadvantages
#13
Shuichi Shinohara, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Fumihiro Tanaka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147437/analysis-of-risk-factors-in-the-development-of-bronchopleural-fistula-after-major-anatomic-lung-resection-experience-of-a-single-centre
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Dania Nachira, Marco Chiappetta, Leonello Fuso, Francesco Varone, Ilaria Leli, Maria T Congedo, Stefano Margaritora, Pierluigi Granone
BACKGROUND: The bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of major thoracic surgery. The purpose of this work is to investigate the risk factors associated with the development of fistulas after lobectomy and pneumonectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 835 patients who underwent major anatomic lung resection at our centre from January 2003 to December 2013. Of these, 49 underwent pneumonectomy (P group) and 786 lobectomy (L group)...
February 1, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144064/re-discovering-the-heimlich-valve-old-wine-in-a-new-bottle
#15
Ajay Narasimhan, Shivanraj Ayyanathan, Late Rajavenkatesh Krishnamoorthy
A 14-year-old boy came to our outpatient department with pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. He was found to have a loculated empyema on the right side. He was taken up for surgery and decortication was done. He developed air leak in the postoperative period. When the air leak did not settle until the 10(th) day, we decided to attach the atrium Pneumostat(™), a modified version of the Heimlich valve to his Intercostal drainage tube and sent him home. On further follow-up, his lung expanded, and ICD could be removed...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137493/prehospital-nsaids-use-prolong-hospitalization-in-patients-with-pleuro-pulmonary-infection
#16
Ourania S Kotsiou, Sotirios G Zarogiannis, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis
OBJECTIVE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) pre-hospitalization consumption might affect the course of pneumonia. We opted to assess the potential effects of pre-hospitalization use of NSAIDs in patients with pleuropulmonary infection in the context of the duration of hospitalization. METHODS: A prospective observational study of 57 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of pneumonia and parapneumonic pleural effusion was conducted. The exact medication history the previous fifteen days was recorded...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131104/a-simplified-technique-for-drainage-of-chronic-calcified-pleural-empyema
#17
Sani Rabiou, Hama Younssa, James Didier, Magagi Ibrahim, Adamou Harissou, Ousseini Adakal, Rachid Sani
Chronic pleural pocket has well-known diagnosis and treatment principles since first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago. However, its treatment remains constant even though its causes, severity during management, and terrain vary considerably. In well-structured health care systems, posttuberculous empyema has become rare; its well-codified medical treatment relies on early diagnosis and adapted antibiotherapy, punctures/drainage, and appropriate intrapleural antifibrinolytics. In developing countries, a poor health organizational system increases the incidence of pleural pocket, which can progress until surgery is indicated...
January 28, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124423/clinical-management-of-brucella-suis-infection-in-dogs-and-implications-for-public-health
#18
D R James, G Golovsky, J M Thornton, L Goodchild, M Havlicek, P Martin, M B Krockenberger, Dje Marriott, V Ahuja, R Malik, S M Mor
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis caused by Brucella suis is a notifiable disease that has recently emerged in dogs in New South Wales (NSW). Given the potential for zoonotic transmission, euthanasia of affected dogs is recommended, but this action is not mandatory. We report the clinical management of three dogs that underwent treatment at their owners' request. CASE REPORTS: A 14-month-old spayed female crossbreed originally obtained from an urban animal shelter underwent extensive investigations in 2011-12 for lameness and back pain, culminating in decompressive laminectomy...
January 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108575/uniportal-thoracoscopic-decortication-for-pleural-empyema-and-the-role-of-ultrasonographic-preoperative-staging%C3%A2
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Stefano Bongiolatti, Luca Voltolini, Sara Borgianni, Roberto Borrelli, Giorgia Tancredi, Domenico Viggiano, Alessandro Gonfiotti
OBJECTIVES: The surgical approach to chronic pleural empyema is still controversial. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) debridement and decortication has shown favourable outcomes, while the uniportal VATS (U-VATS) approach is still anecdotal. We report our experience with ultrasonographic (US) preoperative staging followed by U-VATS decortication for pleural empyema. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent surgical treatment of stage II and stage III pleural empyema from 2012 to 2015...
January 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099387/use-of-an-evidence-based-algorithm-for-patients-with-traumatic-hemothorax-reduces-need-for-additional-interventions
#20
Bradley M Dennis, Stephen P Gondek, Richard A Guyer, Susan E Hamblin, Oliver L Gunter, Oscar D Guillamondegui
BACKGROUND: Concerted management of the traumatic hemothorax is ill-defined. Surgical management of specific hemothoraces may be beneficial. A comprehensive strategy to delineate appropriate patients for additional procedures does not exist. We developed an evidence-based algorithm for hemothorax management. We hypothesize the use of this algorithm will decrease additional interventions. METHODS: A pre/post study was performed on all patients admitted to our trauma service with traumatic hemothorax from August 2010 to September 2013...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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