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Song Dong, Xue-Ning Yang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Qiang Nie, Ri-Qiang Liao, Jun-Tao Lin, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has emerged as a safe and effective technique for treating early-stage lung cancer. Novel three-dimensional, high-definition (3D HD) imaging has removed this technical obstacle and is increasingly used in laparoscopic surgery. We compared our initial experience of 3D HD VATS with standard two-dimensional (2D) HD VATS to identify the advantages and disadvantages of 3D HD visualization in VATS. METHODS: The data of consecutive patients diagnosed with lung cancer who underwent 2D or 3D thoracoscopic lobectomy or bilobectomy at the Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute from July 2013 to October 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2016: Thoracic Cancer
Giuseppe Santarpino, Lazlo Gazdag, Joachim Sirch, Ferdinand Vogt, Miroslaw Ledwon, Theodor Fischlein, Steffen Pfeiffer
Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting may be associated with a higher risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection than monolateral internal thoracic artery grafting due to a limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall. Because preliminary studies suggest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may reduce the risk of infection, a retrospective chart review of 129 patients who underwent BITA between February 2003 and October 2014 was conducted. Of those, 21 patients received NPWT for 5 days immediately following surgery and the incisions of 108 patients were covered with a conventional gauze dressing...
December 2015: Ostomy/wound Management
Jason Faulds, Anthony Estrera, Hazim Safi
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August 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
V R Badhwar, S Ganapathy, P P Prabhudesai, N K Tulara, A Y Varaiya, D Vyas
In community and family practice, infections are a common OPD presentation. In the management of common bacterial infections seen in community especially RTI, UTI, SSTI; cefuroxime a second generation cephalosporin with a broad spectrum of activity can be used for empirical treatment. To know current place of cefuroxime in the management of infections, physicians, surgeons, microbiologist, chest physician, gynecologist and pediatrician came together to discuss and debate their experience with cefuroxime and its place in today's world...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Ahmet Karabulut, Selim Aydın
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is an emergent condition that carries higher mortality rate. Although there had been development of interventional and surgical technique besides improved critical care, mortality rates were still varied between 35 and 53% in the reported series. Preoperative shock was reported as a major factor predicting mortality rate. Feasibility of simultaneous endovascular repair of rAAA and silent thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is not known. Herein, we aimed to demonstrate the advantage of simultaneous endovascular repair of rAAA and silent TAA in the settling of hemodynamic and neurologic instability...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Pilar Anton-Martin, Bruno Braga, Stephen Megison, Janna Journeycake, Jessica Moreland
Severe trauma may cause refractory life-threatening respiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Concurrent traumatic brain injury, however, complicates the use of ECMO because of the major risk of intracranial bleeding with systemic anticoagulation. Craniotomy and/or craniectomy for hematoma evacuation during ECMO are extremely high-risk procedures secondary to ongoing anticoagulation, and there are only a few such case reports in the literature.We present the case of a child with multiple thoracic injuries and life-threatening respiratory failure supported on ECMO...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Élizabeth Lalande, Chantal Guimont, Marcel Émond, Marc Charles Parent, Claude Topping, Brice Lionel Batomen Kuimi, Valérie Boucher, Natalie Le Sage
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of emergency department (ED) point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) for rib fracture diagnosis in patients with minor thoracic injury (mTI). Secondary objectives were to 1) evaluate patients' pain during the PoCUS procedure, 2) identify the limitations of the use of PoCUS technique, and 3) compare the diagnosis obtained with PoCUS to radiography results. METHODS: Adult patients who presented with clinical suspicion of rib fractures after mTI were included...
October 17, 2016: CJEM
Mitsuaki Sakai, Yuichiro Ozawa, Tomomi Nakajima, Akihiko Ikeda, Taisuke Konishi, Kanji Matsuzaki
Massive hemoptysis from an aortobronchial fistula due to thoracic aortic dissection is an extremely rare symptom, but is a potentially life-threatening condition. We report a case of acute massive hemoptysis due to aortobronchial fistula that was successfully controlled by a simple and rapid thick wedge resection of the lung with hematoma by using the black cartilage stapler. A 65-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute massive hemoptysis. After tracheal intubation, chest computed tomography revealed hematoma in the left lung and ruptured aortic dissection from the distal arch to the descending aorta...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Baoqiang Song, Jianwu Chen, Xianjie Ma, Yang Li, Juan Zhang, Shuzhong Guo
BACKGROUND: The anterior chest is an excellent donor site for cervicofacial reconstruction. Studies of chest flaps began as early as 1988 at our institution. We identified a new branch of the supraclavicular artery that nourishes the anterior chest, and on the basis of this finding, we created a new flap called the subclavicular flap. Unlike the supraclavicular flap, which is pedicled by the deltoid branch, this flap is primarily pedicled by the thoracic branch, and it shares similar vascular territory with the deltopectoral flap...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Pu Yang, Bradley M Schmit, Chunhua Fu, Kenneth DeSart, S Paul Oh, Scott A Berceli, Zhihua Jiang
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling disorder has emerged as a common molecular signature for aortic aneurysm development. The timing of postnatal maturation plays a key role in dictating the biological outcome of TGF-β signaling disorders in the aortic wall. In this study, we investigated the impact of deficiency of TGFβ receptors on the structural homeostasis of mature aortas. We used an inducible Cre-loxP system driven by a Myh11 promoter to delete Tgfbr1, Tgfbr2, or both in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) of adult mice...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
V Pompa, P Papi, M Coletti, L Bresadola
OBJECTIVE: Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is one of the most frequent aortic emergencies, which occurs to the vascular specialist. Endovascular reconstruction of the true lumen using minimally invasive stent grafting or stenting has become increasingly popular and widespread among institutions. The aim of this paper is to report a case series composed by twenty-eight patients, who underwent endovascular intervention for acute type B aortic dissections complicated by rupture using thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Atsushi Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Miyasaka, Kazushige Furuya, Hideki Watanabe, Masahiro Maruyama, Haruka Nakada, Atsushi Takano, Masao Hada, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Masao Omata, Toshio Oyama
We herein experienced a case with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome that developed both synchronous and metachronous metastases to the ovary from ascending colon cancer. A 57-year-old female visited a hospital for a 2-month history of abdominal distension and voiding difficulty. Massive pleural effusion on the right side and a small amount of left-sided pleural effusion were detected on CT. She underwent emergent laparotomy due to the severe symptom of abdominal distention. The tumor originated from the left ovary, and left-sided oophorectomy was performed...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Francesca M Trovato, Daniela Catalano, Guglielmo M Trovato
Imaging workup of patients referred for elective assessment of chest disease requires an articulated approach: Imaging is asked for achieving timely diagnosis. The concurrent or subsequent use of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) with conventional (chest X-rays-) and more advanced imaging procedures (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) implies advantages, limitations and actual problems. Indeed, despite TUS may provide useful imaging of pleura, lung and heart disease, emergency scenarios are currently the most warranted field of application of TUS: Pleural effusion, pneumothorax, lung consolidation...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Zeynep Aslı Kartal, Nalan Kozacı, Bülent Çekiç, İnan Beydilli, Mehmet Akçimen, Dilek Soydam Güven, İclal Erdem Toslak
OBJECTIVE: In this study, emergency physicians and on-call radiologists were compared regarding identification of fatal injuries on computed tomographic (CT) scans in patients with trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multiply injured patients who were older than 18 years and underwent CT scanning were included in the study. The CT scans were interpreted by the responsible emergency physician. At the same time, these images were also evaluated by the on-call radiologist...
August 24, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Marina Dias-Neto, Pedro Videira Reis, Dalila Rolim, José Fernando Ramos, José Fernando Teixeira, Sérgio Sampaio
Spinal cord ischemia remains the Achilles' heel of thoracic and thoracoabdominal diseases management. Great improvements in morbidity and mortality have been obtained with the endovascular approach TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair) but this devastating complication continues to severely affect the quality of life, even if the primary success of the procedure - dissection/aneurysm exclusion - has been achieved.Several strategies to deal with this complication have been published in the literature over the time...
September 30, 2016: Vascular
Catherine L Granger, Linda Denehy, Louisa Remedios, Sarah Retica, Pimsiri Phongpagdi, Nicholas Hart, Selina M Parry
RATIONALE: Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines recommend physical activity (physical activity) for people with lung cancer, however evidence has not translated into clinical practice and the majority of patients do not meet recommended activity levels. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors (barriers and enablers) that influence clinicians' translation of the physical activity guidelines into practice. METHODS: Qualitative study involving 17 participants (three respiratory physicians, two thoracic surgeons, two oncologists, two nurses, eight physical therapists) who were recruited using purposive sampling from five hospitals in Melbourne, Australia...
September 30, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Augusta Ortolan, Paolo Lazzarin, Mariagrazia Lorenzin, Lucia Rampin, Roberta Ramonda
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is usually characterized by early inflammatory involvement of the sacroiliac joints (SI), which constitutes one of the most important classification criteria according to the SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS). These criteria do not include inflammatory spine lesions which can be detected on MRI, although spine involvement is very common in axial SpA. This is because spine MRI lesion often retrieved in SpA are not very specific, and can be found in many other diseases such as malignancy and osteoarthritis...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
A Gombert, J Grommes, G Schick, M Binnebösel, C Klink, M J Jacobs, D Kotelis
OBJECTIVE: Aortoesophageal fistulas are rare and life-threatening conditions. Till now, an association between an aortoesophageal fistula and sarcoidoisis has not been reported yet. The aim of this report is to demonstrate a case of aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) secondary to sarcoidosis and its multistage interdisciplinary surgical therapy. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old male was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2014. He has been treated with glucocorticoids since then and no severe health restrictions due the disease had occurred...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
H Etienne, M Majewski, F Cochennec, L Segaux, J-P Becquemin
INTRODUCTION: Ruptured descending thoracic aneurysm (rDAA) is a rare but devastating condition. Open aortic surgery which uses cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with a high mortality. Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is a less invasive approach for which it remains unclear whether outcomes are superior or equivalent to open aortic surgery. In this study, we report our early and midterm outcomes with TEVAR for rDAA. METHODS: This is an observational, retrospective, single center study which included patients with rDAA and treated by TEVAR...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Michael J Daly, Dewar D Finlay, Daniel Guldenring, Raymond R Bond, Aaron J McCann, Peter J Scott, Jennifer A Adgey, Mark T Harbinson
INTRODUCTION: Epicardial potentials (EPs) derived from the body surface potential map (BSPM) improve acute myocardial infarction (AMI) diagnosis. In this study, we compared EPs derived from the 80-lead BSPM using a standard thoracic volume conductor model (TVCM) with those derived using a patient-specific torso model (PSTM) based on body mass index (BMI). METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting to both the emergency department and pre-hospital coronary care unit between August 2009 and August 2011 with acute ischaemic-type chest pain at rest were enrolled...
September 26, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
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