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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731395/nasoseptal-flap-necrosis-a-rare-complication-of-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery
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Joseph D Chabot, Chirag R Patel, Marion A Hughes, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
OBJECTIVE The vascularized nasoseptal flap (NSF) has become the workhorse for skull base reconstruction during endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) of the ventral skull base. Although infrequently reported, as with any vascularized flap the NSF may undergo ischemic necrosis and become a nidus for infection. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's experience with NSF was reviewed to determine the incidence of necrotic NSF in patients following EES and describe the clinical presentation, imaging characteristics, and risk factors associated with this complication...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725562/pleural-empyema-and-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-due-to-streptococcus-pyogenes-in-a-healthy-spanish-traveler-in-japan
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Tetsuya Sakai, Daisuke Taniyama, Saeko Takahashi, Morio Nakamura, Takashi Takahashi
Group A Streptococcus (GAS, Streptococcus pyogenes) causes invasive infections including streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) and local infections. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of an invasive GAS infection with pneumonia and pleural empyema (PE) followed by STSS (disseminated intravascular coagulation [DIC] and acute renal insufficiency) in a healthy male adult. He received combined supportive therapies of PE drainage, anti-DIC agent, hemodialysis, and antimicrobials and eventually made a clinical recovery...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725561/bronchopleural-and-pleurocutaneous-fistula-in-hiv-patient-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#3
Filipa Duarte-Ribeiro, Cátia Dias, Margarida Mota
We present a 37-year-old man intravenous drug user, with HIV/HCV/HBV co-infection, lymph node tuberculosis 10 years before (completed 12 months of treatment), and left lobar pneumonia 4 years earlier complicated by empyema (treated with left lower lobectomy with a persistent bronchopleural fistula) who was admitted to the emergency department with caseous-purulent drainage and exteriorization of air from an orifice in the chest wall. Acid-fast bacilli were identified in this drainage. A pleurocutaneous fistula was evident on the chest computed tomography scan...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723778/thoracic-splenosis-mimicking-a-pleuropneumonia-a-case-report
#4
Aurélie Baldolli, Solène Coeuret, Vincent Le Pennec, Denis Agostini, Renaud Verdon
RATIONALE: Splenosis is the development of one or more heterotopic splenic tissue autoimplants following rupture of the spleen and remains mostly asymptomatic. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 50-year old post-traumatic splenectomized man admitted for a left side community acquired pneumonia resistant to antibiotics. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis of intrathoracic ectopic spleen was suspected because of the history of spleen trauma with diaphragm rupture and the absence of Howell-Jolly bodies...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720805/a-portable-system-for-rapid-bacterial-composition-analysis-using-a-nanopore-based-sequencer-and-laptop-computer
#5
Satomi Mitsuhashi, Kirill Kryukov, So Nakagawa, Junko S Takeuchi, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Koichiro Asano, Tadashi Imanishi
We developed a portable system for 16S rDNA analyses consisting of a nanopore technology-based sequencer, the MinION, and laptop computers, and assessed its potential ability to determine bacterial compositions rapidly. We tested our protocols using a mock bacterial community that contained equimolar 16S rDNA and a pleural effusion from a patient with empyema, for time effectiveness and accuracy. MinION sequencing targeting 16S rDNA detected all 20 of the bacterial species present in the mock bacterial community...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705799/rapid-developing-empyema-by-group-f-beta-streptococcus-anginosus-group
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Muhammad Azharuddin, Dy Prudence, Prem Shanker Shukla, Ajay Mathur
A 43-year-old male had progressive pleuritic left-sided chest tightness with shortness of breath. He had dental caries and tenderness on palpation of the left lateral chest. Complete blood count showed leucocytosis. CT scan of the chest with pulmonary emboli protocol showed multiple pulmonary nodules and nodular pleural thickening at left posterior lateral pleura. Forty-eight hours post CTPE scan, CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis displayed right lower lobe consolidation and left-sided pleural effusion with superimposed compressive atelectasis...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698956/risk-of-developing-pleural-empyema-in-patients-with-stroke-a-propensity-matched-cohort-study
#7
Te-Chun Shen, Chi-Yu Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Chen, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
Pleural empyema is an important complication of pneumonia. Patients with stroke are at a higher risk developing pneumonia; however, the association between stroke and pleural empyema risk is largely unknown. We used the data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan to establish a stroke group consisting of 466,170 patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2010, and a non-stroke group consisting of the same number of individuals matched by the propensity score. Incident pleural empyema was monitored toward the end of 2011...
July 11, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694571/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-empyema-by-two-port-technique-a-single-center-experience-with-167-consecutive-cases
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Sandesh V Parelkar, Shalil H Patil, Beejal V Sanghvi, Rahul Kumar Gupta, Satej S Mhaskar, Rujuta S Shah, Pooja Tiwari, Arjun A Pawar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine efficacy, safety, and feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in childhood empyema with a technique of only two ports and open instruments at a tertiary care center in India. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients below 18 years, with empyema presenting to the Department of Pediatric Surgery of a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in India, over a period of 9 years who underwent VATS decortication...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690724/imaging-of-complicated-frontal-sinusitis
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Naourez Kolsi, Ahmed Zrig, Hamdi Chouchène, Rachida Bouatay, Khaled Harrathi, Jamel Koubaa
Complications occur in 3% of the cases of frontal sinusitis. These are mainly oculo-orbital, intracranial and osteomyelitis. Our aim is to describe the contribution of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of these complications and their post-treatment monitoring. within a 15 years period (2000-2014), 10 patients with complicated frontal sinusitis were included into this retrospective study. 10 patients (9 males) aged 9 to 70 year old (mean 28). Two of these patients (20%) had a history of craniofacial trauma...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673640/small-tube-thoracostomy-20-22-fr-in-emergent-management-of-chest-trauma
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Shinsuke Tanizaki, Shigenobu Maeda, Makoto Sera, Hideya Nagai, Minoru Hayashi, Hiroyuki Azuma, Ken-Ichi Kano, Hiroki Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishida
BACKGROUND: The optimal tube size for an emergent thoracostomy for traumatic pneumothorax or hemothorax is unknown. Both small catheter tube thoracostomy and large-bore chest tube thoracostomy have been shown to work for the nonemergent management of patients with traumatic pneumothorax or hemothorax. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of a small chest tube with that of a large tube in emergent thoracostomy due to chest trauma. Our hypothesis was that there would be no difference in clinical outcomes including tube-related complications, the need for additional tube placement, and thoracotomy, with the replacement of large tubes with small tubes...
June 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673074/pediatric-pleural-empyema-one-of-the-management-challenges-in-children-of-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Kibwe Alphonse Simbi, Valentin Kazadi, Louis-Marie Aissi, François Mbahewaka Katsuva, Numbi Oscar Luboya, Léon Tshilolo, Vincenzo Zanardo
Empyema is a serious complication characterized by purulent exudate and bacteria in the pleural space, which may progress to necrosis, cavitations or fistulas in the thoracic cavity. It remains a major challenge throughout low-income countries. Objectives were to emphasize the role of basic medical and radiologic approach and to resolve a severe lung complication when facilities are inadequate. A five-year-old female was referred with distress respiratory to the Emergency Unit of Monkole, a large public-private missionary hospital in Kinshasa, Congo...
June 23, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671152/effect-of-analgesia-on-the-changes-in-respiratory-parameters-in-blunt-chest-injury-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Eyo Effiong Ekpe, Catherine Eyo
BACKGROUND: Blunt chest injury with multiple rib fractures can result in such complications as pneumonia, atelectasis, bronchiectasis, empyema thoracis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and prolonged Intensive Care Unit and hospital stay, with its concomitant mortality. These may be prevented or reduced by good analgesic therapy which is the subject of this study. METHODS: This was a prospective study of effects of analgesia on changes in pulmonary functions of patients with traumatic multiple rib fractures resulting from blunt chest injury...
July 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668708/a-case-of-severe-empyema-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-caused-by-slackia-exigua-requiring-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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M Y Man, H P Shum, Alan Wu, R A Lee, W W Yan
Slackia exigua (S. exigua) is an obligatory anaerobic coccobacillus under the family of Coriobacteriaceae. It is a rare cause of pyogenic extraoral infections. We report a 58-year-old lady with good past health presented with fulminant community-acquired pneumonia causing acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by S. exigua requiring veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO). Bacterial identification can be challenging and often require 16 S rRNA and MALDI-TOF MS. The patient was treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid according to sensitivity and made significant recovery...
June 28, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653638/neisseria-meningitidis-subdural-empyema-causing-acute-cauda-equina-syndrome
#14
Olivia C Smibert, Olga Vujovic, Jennifer Hoy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646887/intrapleural-dornase-and-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-pediatric-empyema-dtpa-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michael H Livingston, Sanjay Mahant, Felix Ratjen, Bairbre L Connolly, Kevin Thorpe, Muhammad Mamdani, Ian Maclusky, Sophie Laberge, Lucy Giglia, J Mark Walton, Connie L Yang, Ashley Roberts, Anna C Shawyer, Mary Brindle, Simon J Parsons, Cristina A Stoian, Eyal Cohen
BACKGROUND: A randomized controlled trial of adults with empyema recently demonstrated decreased length of stay in hospital in patients treated with intrapleurally administered dornase alfa and fibrinolytics compared to fibrinolytics alone. Whether this treatment strategy is safe and effective in children remains unknown. METHODS/DESIGN: This study protocol is for a superiority, placebo-controlled, parallel-design, multicenter randomized controlled trial. The participants are previously well children admitted to a children's hospital with a diagnosis of empyema requiring chest tube insertion and fibrinolytics administered intrapleurally...
June 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645923/the-connection-between-acute-otitis-media-and-the-acute-abdomen
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Imran Masood, Tami Hendriksz
A female aged 9 years with a recent episode of acute otitis media (AOM) presented to her primary care physician with complaints of severe abdominal pain with right lower quadrant rebound tenderness, suggestive of an acute surgical abdomen. Neurological examination was normal on presentation. She was transferred to the local children's hospital for workup of appendicitis, during which she began exhibiting ataxia and slurred speech. Further evaluation revealed mastoiditis, venous sinus thrombosis and subdural empyema...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638619/propionibacterium-acnes-pleural-empyema-following-medical-thoracoscopy
#17
Hannah Lawrence, Thomas Moore, Karmel Webb, Wei Shen Lim
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a Gram-positive anaerobic rod and a common skin commensal that colonizes sebaceous glands. It has infrequently been associated with invasive opportunistic infections and can cause implant-associated infections through a biofilm mode of growth. Medical thoracoscopy is a common procedure for diagnosis and treatment of exudative pleural effusions; empyema is a recognized complication. We present a rare case of P. acnes pleural empyema 3 weeks following medical thoracoscopy and subsequent intercostal drain insertion for 3 days in a 75-year-old man...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637119/disco-vertebral-osteomyelitis-causing-intradural-spinal-abscess-with-cauda-equina-compression
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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