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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922566/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-chronic-endobronchial-infections-in-childhood
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Kim M Hare, Amanda J Leach, Heidi C Smith-Vaughan, Anne B Chang, Keith Grimwood
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the main cause of bacterial pneumonia worldwide and has been studied extensively in this context. However, its role in chronic endobronchial infections and accompanying lower airway neutrophilic infiltration has received little attention. Severe and recurrent pneumonia are risk factors for chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis; the latter causes considerable morbidity and, in some populations, premature death in children and adults. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is another chronic endobronchial infection associated with substantial morbidity...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913877/minimal-important-difference-of-target-lobar-volume-reduction-after-endobronchial-valve-treatment-for-emphysema
#2
Jorrit B A Welling, Jorine E Hartman, Eva M van Rikxoort, Nick H T Ten Hacken, Huib A M Kerstjens, Karin Klooster, Dirk-Jan Slebos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Target lobar volume reduction (TLVR) is an important efficacy outcome measure for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) treatment using one-way endobronchial valves (EBV) in patients with severe emphysema. The commonly used cut-off value for TLVR that expresses a perceivable clinical benefit is -350 mL. However, a scientifically determined minimal important difference (MID) for TLVR never has been published. The objective of the present study was to determine the MID for TLVR on HRCT in patients who were treated with EBV...
September 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913162/endobronchial-hamartoma-a-rare-structural-cause-of-chronic-cough
#3
Saman Ahmed, Ayesha Arshad, M Jeffery Mador
Pulmonary hamartomas are rare benign tumors consisting of multiple mesenchymal cell lines like cartilage, bone and fat. We discuss an interesting case of a 53-year-old male patient, who was referred to our clinic for persistent cough. Chest X-ray revealed a left suprahilar density associated with plate like atelectasis, which on chest CT was found to be a densely calcified nodule, causing narrowing of the left upper lobe (LUL) bronchus with calcified bilateral hilar lymph nodes. A bronchoscopy revealed a smooth endobronchial mass with calcification, which was removed...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910804/ebus-tbna-can-distinguish-sarcoid-like-side-effect-of-nivolumab-treatment-from-tumor-progression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Ségolène Lainez, Claire Tissot, Michèle Cottier, Jean-Michel Vergnon
With the expansion of immunotherapy in the treatment of lung cancer, clinicians have to face new clinical pictures and adapt their practice. We report the case of a 69-year-old man diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and treated with nivolumab as second-line therapy. After 8 injections of nivolumab, a new CT and PET scan revealed massive growth and increase in metabolism of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes, whereas the size and metabolism of the left upper lobe lesion were reduced...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910517/pediatric-flexible-and-rigid-bronchoscopy-in-european-centers-availability-and-current-practice
#5
Dirk Schramm, Yin Yu, Anna Wiemers, Christina Vossen, Deborah Snijders, Uros Krivec, Kostas Priftis, Eber Ernst, Petr Pohunek
AIM: Eighteen years have passed since the last European survey concerning practices in pediatric bronchoscopy was conducted. Therefore, members of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Pediatric Bronchology Group 7.7, initiated the "European Pediatric Bronchoscopy Survey 2015," which aimed to assess the current state of this evolving diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in the field of pediatric respiratory medicine. METHOD: A questionnaire was sent to national representatives of 44 European countries with the request to distribute it to all centers performing pediatric bronchoscopies...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906275/vv-ecmo-assisted-high-risk-endobronchial-stenting-as-rescue-for-asphyxiating-mediastinal-mass
#6
Brandon T Nokes, Laszlo Vaszar, Jama Jahanyar, Karen L Swanson
The use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has traditionally been limited to a narrow set of clinical circumstances, such as acute hypoxic respiratory failure, submassive pulmonary embolism, and cardiopulmonary collapse. Within the pediatric population, there have been cases of VV-ECMO in the context of extrinsic airway compression by a mediastinal mass, typically in the setting of either a lymphoma or germ cell tumors. However, the use of VV-ECMO for adults with extrinsic airway compression is comparatively limited...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906034/small-airway-disease-a-different-phenotype-of-early-stage-copd-associated-with-biomass-smoke-exposure
#7
Dongxing Zhao, Yumin Zhou, Changbin Jiang, Zhuxiang Zhao, Fang He, Pixin Ran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic exposure to biomass smoke (BS) can significantly compromise pulmonary function and lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To determine whether BS exposure induces a unique phenotype of COPD from an early stage, with different physiopathological features compared with COPD associated with smoking (cigarette-smoke (CS) COPD), we assessed the physiopathology of early COPD associated with BS exposure (BS COPD) by incorporating spirometry, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) imaging, bronchoscopy and pathological examinations...
September 14, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898881/performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-diagnosis-of-isolated-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymphadenopathy
#8
Chung-Chun Tyan, Tiago Machuca, Kasia Czarnecka, Hyang Mi Ko, Gilda da Cunha Santos, Scott L Boerner, Andrew Pierre, Marcelo Cypel, Tom Waddell, Gail Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, William Geddie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have assessed the diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the context of a specific disease, few studies have assessed the overall diagnostic yield, sensitivity, and negative predictive value in patients with isolated mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy (IMHL). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the performance of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing IMHL in a population with a high prevalence of concurrent or preexisting non-pulmonary malignancy...
September 13, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898345/-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-in-advanced-pulmonary-emphysema-initial-experience-in-chile
#9
Sebastián Fernández-Bussy, Gonzalo Labarca, Iván Caviedes, Hiren J Mehta, Michael Jantz, Adnan Majid
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has no curative treatment, and in moderate to advanced stages, functional parameters and quality of life are affected. Lung volume reduction improves respiratory parameters and quality of life of these patients. Endoscopic lung volume reduction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses endobronchial valves or coils. Valves are unidirectional, blocking the air from entering the target lobe during inspiration, allowing the exit of air and secretions during expiration...
May 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889136/electro-navigational-bronchoscopy-for-bilateral-peripheral-lung-lesions-a-case-report
#10
A H Faisal, A W Sopian, H Tidi
Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB), one of the methods of navigational bronchoscopy is an advanced diagnostic tool allowing tissue sampling at the lung peripheries which were previously accessible only by computed tomography (CT) guidance or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). We report a 53-year-old man who presented with a cough and dyspnea with constitutional symptoms for one month. CT thorax revealed multiple bilateral peripheral lung nodules and there were no endobronchial lesions on flexible bronchoscopy...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886691/impaired-response-of-the-bronchial-epithelium-to-inflammation-characterizes-severe-equine-asthma
#11
Laurence Tessier, Olivier Côté, Mary Ellen Clark, Laurent Viel, Andrés Diaz-Méndez, Simon Anders, Dorothee Bienzle
BACKGROUND: Severe equine asthma is a naturally occurring lung inflammatory disease of mature animals characterized by neutrophilic inflammation, bronchoconstriction, mucus hypersecretion and airway remodeling. Exacerbations are triggered by inhalation of dust and microbial components. Affected animals eventually are unable of aerobic performance. In this study transcriptomic differences between asthmatic and non-asthmatic animals in the response of the bronchial epithelium to an inhaled challenge were determined...
September 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885054/a-multicenter-rct-of-zephyr%C3%A2-endobronchial-valve-treatment-in-heterogeneous-emphysema-transform
#12
Samuel V Kemp, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Alan Kirk, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Kris Carron, Lars Ek, Gustav Broman, Gunnar Hillerdal, Herve Mal, Christophe Pison, Amandine Briault, Nicola Downer, Kaid Darwiche, Jagan Rao, Ralf-Harto Hübner, Christof Ruwwe-Glosenkamp, Valéry Trosini-Desert, Ralf Eberhardt, Felix J Herth, Eric Derom, Thomas Malfait, Pallav L Shah, Justin L Garner, Nick H Ten Hacken, Hazem Fallouh, Sylvie Leroy, Charles H Marquette
RATIONALE: Single-center RCTs of Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) treatment have demonstrated benefit in severe heterogeneous emphysema. This is the first multicenter study evaluating this treatment approach. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Zephyr EBVs in patients with heterogeneous emphysema and absence of collateral ventilation. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter 2:1 RCT of EBVs plus standard of care or standard of care (SoC) alone...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882976/endobronchial-carcinoid-tumor-totally-occluding-the-left-main-bronchus-without-producing-symptoms-of-bronchial-obstruction
#13
Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Demetrios Moris, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Davide Patrini, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Bronchial carcinoid tumors (BCTs) are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms of the lung that mainly have a central distribution. They are classified as typical and atypical, with the former variant generally conferring a more favorable survival. Central tumors are usually symptomatic with features of bronchial obstruction, whereas peripheral tumors may remain silent. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old woman presented to our hospital due to an episode of massive hemoptysis 5 days prior to admission...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881088/ectopic-thyroid-cancer-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#14
Jingwen Hu, Ming Li, Lin Xu
We report a case of papillary carcinoma in a mediastinal ectopic thyroid diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). In this case, the tumor was adjacent to the central airway; therefore, we attempted to perform EBUS-TBNA to obtain specimens for a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Surgical resection was conducted, and histological evaluation of the resected specimen confirmed ectopic papillary thyroid carcinoma, consistent with the histology from the EBUS-TBNA specimen...
September 7, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879863/a-novel-stepwise-approach-combining-conventional-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-needle-aspiration-for-mediastinal-lymph-node-sampling
#15
Levy Liran, Kuint Rottem, Fridlender Zvi Gregorio, Abutbul Avi, Berkman Neville
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Since the introduction of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), most pulmonary centers use this technique exclusively for mediastinal lymph node (LN) sampling. Conventional "blind" TBNA (cTBNA), however, is cheaper, more accessible, provides more tissue, and requires less training. We evaluated whether sampling of mediastinal LN using EBUS-TBNA or cTBNA according to a predefined set of criteria provides acceptable diagnostic yield...
September 7, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879079/intrathoracic-ganglioneuroma-presenting-as-an-endobronchial-mass
#16
Brandon T Nokes, Coralie P Baumann, Kristopher W Cummings, Brandon T Larsen, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Karen L Swanson
Peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST) are exceedingly rare, especially outside of the posterior mediastinum. These tumors represent less than 1% of pulmonary tumors. Very few pulmonary PNSTs are ganglioneuromas. We present a case of a ganglioneuroma presenting as an endobronchial mass. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80 year old male was seen in pulmonary clinic for routine cancer screening. He had a 60-pack year smoking history. CT evaluation noted a 1cm right lower lobe endobronchial lesion. This lesion was present since 2012 and had slightly increased in size since that time from 8mm (Figure 1)...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879075/endobronchial-ultrasound-convex-probe-for-lymphoma-sarcoidosis-lung-cancer-and-other-thoracic-entities-a-case-series
#17
Paul Zarogoulidis, Haidong Huang, Chong Bai, Christoforos Kosmidis, Georgia Trakada, Lemonia Veletza, Theodora Tsiouda, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Evangelia Athanasiou, Dimitris Hatzibougias, Anastasios Kallianos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Liana Papaemmanouil, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt
Endobronchial ultrasound endoscopy is a state of the art diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the thorax. Firstly it was designed mainly for the staging of lung cancer and of course for the diagnosis of suspicious findings in large central airways. The main limitation of the equipment is the diameter of the instrument and therefore it can only be guided through large airways. However; the diameter of the working channel also provides a large tissue sample nowadays with the 19G biopsy needle. We will provide our experience with the 22G needle of the endobronchial convex-probe in several medical situations of the thorax...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874373/hyperbaric-oxygen-sensitizes-anoxic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-to-ciprofloxacin
#18
Mette Kolpen, Christian J Lerche, Kasper N Kragh, Thomas Sams, Klaus Koren, Anna S Jensen, Laura Line, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Oana Ciofu, Claus Moser, Michael Kühl, Niels Høiby, Peter Ø Jensen
Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection is characterized by the presence of endobronchial antibiotic-tolerant biofilm subject to strong oxygen (O2) depletion due to the activity of surrounding polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The exact mechanisms affecting the antibiotic susceptibility of biofilms remain unclear, but accumulating evidence suggests that the efficacy of several bactericidal antibiotics is enhanced by stimulation of aerobic respiration of pathogens, while lack of O2 increases their tolerance...
September 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872662/current-options-in-aerosolised-drug-therapy-for-children-receiving-respiratory-support
#19
REVIEW
S Trend, B S von Ungern-Sternberg, S G Devadason, A Schultz, M L Everard
Inhalation of aerosolised medications are the mainstay of treatment for a number of chronic lung diseases and have several advantages over systemically-administered medications. These include more rapid onset of action for drugs such as β-adrenergic agonists when compared with oral medication, high luminal doses for inhaled antibiotics when used to treat endobronchial infection, and an improved therapeutic index compared with systemic delivery for these and other classes of drugs such as corticosteroids. The use of aerosolised drugs to treat patients whose tracheas are intubated is less well established, in part because systemic delivery via the intravenous route can be a simpler alternative for many drugs...
September 5, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869237/nasal-route-for-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-ebus-tbna-an-alternative-modality-in-difficult-oral-bronchoscope-insertion
#20
Saurabh Mittal, Karan Madan, Vijay Hadda, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is usually performed under moderate sedation through the oral approach. Oral insertion is performed owing to the larger size of the EBUS bronchoscope as well as the delicate and rigid distal end with an integrated ultrasound transducer assembly. Nasal route for EBUS scope insertion has been described as a feasible alternative. We herein report a patient wherein inability to introduce the EBUS bronchoscope through the mouth necessitated nasal insertion of the bronchoscope to successfully perform EBUS-TBNA...
September 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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