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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637119/disco-vertebral-osteomyelitis-causing-intradural-spinal-abscess-with-cauda-equina-compression
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Anan Shtaya, Samantha Hettige
Intradural extramedullary spinal infections causing cauda equina compression are uncommon. We report an Escherichia coli bacteraemia causing lumbar discitis and an intracanalicular collection compressing the cauda equina: initially thought to be an epidural empyema, however microsurgery revealed an intradural location. Decompression, drainage, antibiotics, and neuropathy treatment are essential management.
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633248/endobronchial-guided-vascularized-tissue-flaps-for-a-bronchopleural-fistula
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Sarah M Elswick, Basel Sharaf, Ziyad S Hammoudeh, Ali I Saeed, Eric S Edell, David E Midthun, Shanda H Blackmon
The management of bronchopleural fistulas can be challenging. The initial treatment is usually conservative, but operative intervention with transposition of vascularized pedicled flaps may be required in refractory cases. We present the case of a 67-year-old man with stage IIIa squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who underwent a lower and middle bilobectomy after receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiation. His postoperative course was complicated by empyema and a bronchopleural fistula. Because of difficulty accessing the fistula, endobronchial-guided vascularized tissue flaps were successfully used to close the fistula...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626910/intravenous-and-intracavitary-use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-complicated-pediatric-pneumonia
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Annamaria Deganello, Vasileios Rafailidis, Maria E Sellars, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Kleanthi Kalogerakou, Gary Ruiz, David O Cosgrove, Paul S Sidhu
Pediatric pneumonia can be complicated by necrotizing pneumonia or a parapneumonic effusion either in the form of an empyema or a clear effusion. Ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography represent well-established modalities for evaluation of complicated pediatric pneumonia. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was recently introduced and is gaining increasing acceptance in pediatric imaging. In this case series, we present our initial experience with both intravenous and intracavitary use of CEUS in children with complicated pneumonia...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624819/a-randomized-trial-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-in-patients-undergoing-medical-thoracoscopy-apt
#4
Sahajal Dhooria, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Amanjit Bal, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
BACKGROUND: There is no data on the role of prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing medical thoracoscopy. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a single dose of intravenous cefazolin in subjects undergoing medical thoracoscopy. METHODS: Subjects undergoing medical thoracoscopy were randomized 1:1 to receive either intravenous cefazolin 2 g (antibiotic group) or intravenous saline (control group). The primary outcome was the incidence of infections (surgical site infections and empyema) in the study groups, while the secondary outcomes were complications related to intravenous antibiotics...
June 17, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621574/endovascular-plug-for-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-the-management-of-a-cavernous-pseudoaneurysm-with-bifrontal-subdural-empyema-technical-note
#5
Sunil Manjila, Gagandeep Singh, Obinna Ndubuizu, Zoe Jones, Daniel P Hsu, Alan R Cohen
The authors demonstrate the use of an endovascular plug in securing a carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in an emergent setting requiring craniotomy for a concurrent subdural empyema. They describe the case of a 14-year-old boy with sinusitis and bifrontal subdural empyema who underwent transsphenoidal exploration at an outside hospital. An injury to the right cavernous segment of the ICA caused torrential epistaxis. Bleeding was successfully controlled by inflating a Foley balloon catheter within the sphenoid sinus, and the patient was transferred to the authors' institution...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621249/tuberculosis-masked-by-immunodeficiency-a-review-of-two-cases-diagnosed-with-chronic-granulomatous-disease
#6
Hikmet Tekin Nacaroğlu, Semiha Bahçeci Erdem, Nesrin Gülez, Canan Şule Ünsal Karkıner, İlker Devrim, Ferah Genel, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Demet Can
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a genetically heterogeneous primary immunodeficiency that is characterized by recurrent and life-threatening infections resulting from defects in phagocyte nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase system and granuloma formation due to increased inflammatory response. The most commonly involved organs are the lungs, skin, lymph nodes, and liver due to infection. It may present with recurrent pneumonia, hilar lymphadenopathy, empyema, abscess, reticulonodular patterns, and granulomas due to lung involvement...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616779/-arthrodesis-of-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint-using-the-headless-compression-screw
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C K Spies, B Hohendorff, S Löw, L P Müller, J Oppermann, P Hahn, F Unglaub
OBJECTIVE: Arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint of the fingers and interphalangeal joint of the thumb in order to gain reliable stability and function. INDICATIONS: Primary and secondary osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, defect lesions, septic joint destruction, posttraumatic joint deviation, fatal joint instability, fatal tendon lesions. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Persistent infections (empyema, osteomyelitis, phlegmon), deficient soft tissue mantle, bone/screw mismatch...
June 14, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616283/the-use-of-thrombolytics-in-the-management-of-complex-pleural-fluid-collections
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Jessica Heimes, Hannah Copeland, Aditya Lulla, Marjulin Duldulao, Khaled Bahjri, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of thrombolytics for the management of complex pleural fluid collections. METHODS: We reviewed patients that received alteplase for persistent loculated pleural fluid collections after simple tube drainage between July 01, 2007 and November 01, 2012. Our alteplase protocol is 6 mg of alteplase in 50 mL of normal saline injected into the pleural chest tube. The chest tube is clamped for four hours and then opened. Normally this is repeated daily for 2 to 3 days (d)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614864/-the-patient-with-chest-trauma-surgical-management
#9
Patrick Zardo, Henning Busk, Stefan Piatek, Norman Zinne, Irina Kropivnitskaya, Ingo Kutschka
Even though isolated cases of penetrating chest wounds are exceptionally rare in Germany, chest trauma accounts for major morbidity and mortality in over 18 0000 multitrauma patients encountered every year. Injuries range from immediately fatal cardiac wounds and major vessel lacerations to intercostal bleeding, parenchymal damage, chronic haematothorax and secondary empyema. Placement of large-bore chest tubes constitutes a sufficient treatment for most of these pathologies. In select cases further treatment either by minimally invasive techniques (VATS) or conventional thoracotomy is warranted...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593157/early-aggressive-surgical-treatment-of-multiloculated-empyema
#10
Jong Hyun Baek, Young Uk Lee, Seok Soo Lee, Jang Hoon Lee, Jung Cheul Lee, Myeong Su Kim
BACKGROUND: Empyema is the collection of purulent exudate within the pleural space. Overall, 36%-65% of patients with empyema cannot be treated by medical therapy alone and require surgery. Multiloculated empyema is particularly difficult to treat with percutaneous drainage. Therefore, we describe our experiences with early aggressive surgical treatment for rapid progressive multiloculated empyema. METHODS: From January 2001 to October 2015, we retrospectively reviewed 149 patients diagnosed with empyema who received surgery...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589072/pediatric-intrafalcine-empyema-from-a-sinogenic-origin-a-case-report
#11
Kyle Mueller, John Myseros
Sinusitis and otitis are common within the pediatric population. If left untreated, these can extend intracranially and lead to the development of infections in the various intracranial compartments resulting in a high rate of morbidity and mortality. We report the first case of an intrafalcine empyema, absent subdural purulence, in a patient with the likely spread from a sinogenic origin. This case illustrates the novelty of this as a pathological entity as well as the surgical considerations for intrafalcine purulence in the absence of expected subdural collections...
May 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580086/non-intubated-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-decortication-of-empyema-under-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-a-case-report
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Eun-Jin Moon, Yoon-Ju Go, Jun-Young Chung, Jae-Woo Yi
General anesthesia is the main strategy for almost all thoracic surgeries. However, a growing body of literature has reported successful cases of non-intubated thoracic surgery with regional anesthesia. This alternative strategy not only prevents complications related to general anesthesia, such as lung injury, incomplete re-expansion and intubation related problems, but also accords with trends of shorter hospital stay and lower overall costs. We experienced a successful case of non-intubated thoracoscopic decortication for a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed as empyema while the patient kept spontaneously breathing with moderate sedation under thoracic epidural anesthesia...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579346/combined-spontaneous-bacterial-empyema-and-peritonitis-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-ascites-and-hepatic-hydrothorax
#13
Anwar Mohamed, Mohammed Atef, Ayman Alsebaey, Mahmoud Musa Elhabshy, Mohsen Salama
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Spontaneous bacterial empyema (SBEM) is an underestimated condition in patients with ascites and hepatic hydrothorax with a high mortality. This study aimed to find whether spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a prerequisite for SBEM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 3000 HCV-related cirrhotic patients with ascites and hydrothorax were screened for the presence of SBP (ascitic fluid neutrophils >250/mm(3)) and SBEM (positive pleural fluid culture and neutrophils >250/mm(3) or negative pleural fluid culture and neutrophils >500/mm(3) with no evidence of pneumonia/parapneumonic effusion on chest radiograph or CT)...
June 1, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545901/management-of-aspergillus-pleural-empyema-with-combined-systemic-and-intrapleural-antifungal-therapy-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report
#14
Alanoud Almuhareb, Zakaria Habib
We present the case of an 8-year-old immunocompromised boy with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, complicated with pleural empyema and disseminated to the bone and central nervous system (CNS). The patient was treated with combined systemic antifungal agents (voriconazole and caspofungin) and intrapleural instillation of liposomal amphotericin B, in addition to surgical intervention. The treatment was well tolerated and resulted in remarkable clinical and radiological pulmonary improvement.
May 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533843/giant-subdural-empyema-following-ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt-in-a-child
#15
Prastiya Indra Gunawan, Wihasto Suryaningtyas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529888/simultaneous-streptococcus-pneumoniae-empyema-in-fraternal-twins
#16
Alvaro E Galvis, Sana Kamboj, Craig Nakamura
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common bacterial cause of community acquired pneumonia. The current trend in Streptococcus pneumoniae infections has been the rise of multi-drug resistance in the last two decades. We present the case of a pair of 16-month old African-American fraternal twins who presented to the emergency room on the same day for symptoms consistent with pneumonia. Upon further examination, the twins showed remarkably similar symptoms, and cultures revealed penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in both twins...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529685/computed-tomography-guided-catheter-drainage-with-urokinase-and-ozone-in-management-of-empyema
#17
Bing Li, Chuan Liu, Yang Li, Han-Feng Yang, Yong Du, Chuan Zhang, Hou-Jun Zheng, Xiao-Xue Xu
AIM: To retrospectively compare the outcomes of catheter drainage, urokinase and ozone in management of empyema. METHODS: Retrospective study included 209 patients (111 males and 98 females; age range 19 to 72 years) who were diagnosed with empyema. The patients were divided into 3 groups based on the therapy instituted: catheter drainage only (group I); catheter drainage and urokinase (group II); catheter drainage, urokinase and ozone (group III). Drainage was considered successful if empyema was resolved with closure of cavity, clinical symptoms were resolved, and need for any further surgical procedure was avoided...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528049/an-old-solution-for-a-new-problem-eloesser-flap-management-of-infected-defibrillator-patches
#18
Heidi B Schubmehl, Huan Huan Sun, Jessica S Donington, Deane E Smith, Eugene A Grossi
Cardiac surgery patients with infected implantable cardioverter defibrillator hardware face high morbidity with both surgical and nonoperative management options. We present a case of infected epicardial patch defibrillator leads in a patient with prohibitively high risk of death with open surgical removal. As a less morbid alternative, an Eloesser flap was used to convert his presenting mediastinal empyema necessitans into a chronic, manageable wound.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523131/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-the-middle-east-experience
#19
Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Mahmoud Ismail, Maher Deeb, Yefim Reichenshtein, Irith Hadas-Halpern, Rachel Tauber, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND: The application of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for both minor and major thoracic procedures is gaining widespread use across the globe. Believing its advantages, both in superb surgical results and less morbidity, our center has the privilege to be one of the first centers in the Middle East to introduce this surgical technique into our standard practice. This study presents our initial experience using this technique in 192 procedures and demonstrates the results of postoperative pain level in a sample of 90 patients...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
#20
Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
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