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Management of hemoptysis

Joanna Shi-En Chan, Jeremy C Wee, R Ponampalam, Evelyn Wong
BACKGROUND: Injuries in divers resulting purely from impact with the water are uncommon in the published literature. We present a case report of pulmonary contusion in a young diver. CASE REPORT: A young, healthy competitive platform diver landed flat on his back in the water from a dive of 10 meters. He complained of upper back pain and had an episode of hemoptysis after the dive. He was initially observed for 15 hours postinjury, and was discharged when three chest radiographs (CXRs) taken at 1, 7, and 11 hours postinjury did not show significant abnormalities...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sayako Morikawa, Takuya Okamura, Tomoyuki Minezawa, Yasuhiro Goto, Masamichi Hayashi, Teppei Yamaguchi, Sumito Isogai, Yuki Mieno, Naoki Yamamoto, Sakurako Uozu, Toru Nakanishi, Mitsushi Okazawa, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi
BACKGROUND: Bronchial occlusion with an Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot (EWS) has been shown to be useful in managing prolonged bronchopleural fistulas and intractable hemoptysis. EWS bronchial occlusion using a curette is less technically demanding. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical utility and simplicity of this method. METHODS: A total of 18 consecutive patients (15 men, 3 women, aged 47-85 years) who underwent bronchial occlusion using an EWS from April 2012 to August 2014 were evaluated...
September 5, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Allison Aripoli, Lucas Meek, Steven Lemons, Leslie Spikes
A 29-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of fever, weakness, anorexia, darkened urine, and mild cough. The patient described her cough as nonproductive and without hemoptysis. She had no chest pain. The patient's medical history was significant for x-linked hypophosphatemia, renal stones, migraine headaches, and chronic back pain managed on prescribed oral opiates for some time. She reported regular cigarette smoking, but denied illicit or IV drug use or any recent travel or sick contacts. The patient also had no known pertinent family history...
August 2016: Chest
Hawa Edriss, Tatiana Denega, Victor Test, Kenneth Nugent
Radiofrequency catheter ablation has become a widely used intervention in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is one of the most serious complications associated with this procedure; the degree of stenosis ranges from mild (<50%) to complete venous occlusion. The natural history of PVS and the risk of progression of existing PVS are uncertain. Symptomatic and/or severe PVS is a serious medical problem and can be easily misdiagnosed since it is an uncommon and relatively new medical problem, often has low clinical suspicion among clinicians, and has a non-specific presentation that mimics other more common respiratory or cardiac diseases...
August 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Kamlesh Pandey, Preyas J Vaidya, Arvind H Kate, Vinod B Chavhan, Pruthviraj Jaybhaye, Kamlakar Patole, Ramakant K Deshpande, Prashant N Chhajed
Pure endobronchial neoplasms are a rare entity, and they may present with diverse pathological findings. Malignant diseases are more common than benign ones, and they mostly originate from the surface epithelium. Endobronchial tumors usually present with symptoms such as cough, hemoptysis, recurrent pneumonia, wheezing, and chest pain. Flexible bronchoscopy is necessary for diagnosis and evaluation of these endobronchial tumors. Advance bronchoscopy or definitive surgery is the modality of treatment for these tumors based on the presentation...
April 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Praharsha Surya, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Aparna Irodi, Sunil Vyas, Balamugesh Thangakunam
We report a rare case a 15 year old boy who presented with recurrent hemoptysis. There was past history of pancreatitis. A CT scan of thorax revealed a small collection in the region of the tail of the pancreas and a tract from it extending across the diaphragm into the posterobasal segment of left lower lobe, suggesting a pancreatico-pleuro-pulmonary fistula. The fistula was embolised by percutaneous injection of glue into the collection and fistula, which resulted in good symptom control.
April 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Arun Sharma, Gurpreet S Gulati, Neeraj Parakh, Abhinav Aggarwal
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is a morbid condition associated with complications such as hemoptysis, right heart failure, paradoxical embolism, and even death. There is no known association of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation. Possible hypothesis for this association is an increased pulmonary vascular resistance leading to the compensatory formation of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation. We present one such case presenting with hemoptysis that was managed with endovascular treatment...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Saimun Singla, Debra L Canter, Timothy J Vece, Eyal Muscal, Marietta DeGuzman
BACKGROUND: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a devastating clinical syndrome characterized by a falling hematocrit, respiratory insufficiency, and radiographic evidence of pulmonary infiltrates. Literature regarding management of DAH in childhood-onset SLE (cSLE) is limited. METHODS: We reviewed the presentation, management, and outcome of DAH in a pediatric tertiary medical center with one of the largest cSLE cohorts in North America. During a 10 year period 7 of 410 children with cSLE had DAH...
August 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
Glen T Granati, Getu Teressa
BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale (PFO) are common, normally resulting in a left-to-right shunt or no net shunting. Pulmonary embolism (PE) can cause sustained increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and right atrial pressure. Increasing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves oxygenation at the expense of increasing intrathoracic pressures (ITP). Airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) decreases shunt fraction, improves ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) matching, increases cardiac output, and decreases right atrial pressure by facilitating low airway pressure...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Sonia Halioui-Louhaichi, Amel Ben Chehida, Rim Hassouna, Tayeb Massaoud, Marie Françoise Ben Dridi, Sihem Barsaoui, Azza Gharbi-Sammoud, Neji Tebib, Ahmed Maherzi
BACKGROUND: The frequency of cystic fibrosis is unknown in Tunisia, regarding the limited number of reported surveys and patients. AIM: to determine the clinical characteristics, outcome and genetic data of cystic fibrosis in Tunisian pediatric patients. METHODS: Cases of cystic fibrosis managed at pediatric departments of Tunis, during 15 years (1997-2012), were reviewed. RESULTS: 33 children (23 males and 10 females) were enrolled...
August 2015: La Tunisie Médicale
Ayan Sen, Joel S Larson, Kianoush B Kashani, Stacy L Libricz, Bhavesh M Patel, Pramod K Guru, Cory M Alwardt, Octavio Pajaro, J Christopher Farmer
Mechanical circulatory assist devices are now commonly used in the treatment of severe heart failure as bridges to cardiac transplant, as destination therapy for patients who are not transplant candidates, and as bridges to recovery and "decision-making". These devices, which can be used to support the left or right ventricles or both, restore circulation to the tissues, thereby improving organ function. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are the most common support devices. To care for patients with these devices, health care providers in emergency departments (EDs) and intensive care units (ICUs) need to understand the physiology of the devices, the vocabulary of mechanical support, the types of complications patients may have, diagnostic techniques, and decision-making regarding treatment...
June 25, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Emad Mohamed Hijazi, Rasheed Khaled Ibdah, Sukina Ismael Rawashdeh, Abdullah Mahmoud Saadeh, Hamzeh Ibrahim Al-Balas
BACKGROUND: Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multi-systemic disease of unknown cause. Intra-cardiac thrombus (ICT) complicating BD is extremely rare. In general, cardiac manifestations in BD are associated with poor prognosis. Chest computed tomography (CT) scan and echocardiogram are excellent modalities for diagnosis and patient assessment. Cardiac surgical intervention can be done safely using an on-pump technique when medical management has failed. CASE REPORT: We report on a case of a 27-year-old Jordanian woman diagnosed with BD who presented with dyspnea, cough, and hemoptysis, with supine bradycardia reaching 36 beats/minute and dizziness which disappear on sitting or standing position, and with heart rate reaching 76 beats/minute...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Ryan Kunjal, Raafat Makary, Andreea Poenariu
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis rarely affects females of reproductive age. A 28-year-old African American woman presented at 8 weeks of gestation with intractable vomiting attributed to hyperemesis gravidarum. She was found to have acute kidney injury that was unresponsive to vigorous fluid resuscitation and urine sediment examination was suggestive of an underlying glomerulonephritis. Serum c-ANCA and PR3 were elevated and there was no peripheral eosinophilia. During her course she also developed one episode of small volume hemoptysis with right upper lobe infiltrates on CT Chest...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
Auras R Atreya, Sonali Arora, Gregory Valania
Pulmonary artery catheters have been extensively used for hemodynamic assessment over the past several decades. We present a case that highlights the management of a known, but rare and catastrophic complication of pulmonary artery catheter based therapy. An elderly lady with acute decompensated heart failure, severe pulmonary hypertension, and atrial fibrillation on anticoagulation had a pulmonary artery catheter inserted for hemodynamic monitoring. Subsequently, the patient developed acute hemoptysis and damped pulmonary artery pressure waveforms during inflation of the catheter tip balloon...
June 9, 2016: Acute Cardiac Care
Arun Sharma, Sanjeev Kumar, Sarv Priya
Aneurysm of a major aortopulmonary collateral artery (MAPCA) is quite rare. Aneurysmally dilated MAPCA may be complicated with rupture and massive hemoptysis leading to sudden death. Possible pathophysiology for aneurysm formation is persistent high pressure state in collateral circulation. High index of suspicion is necessary to avoid catastrophic complications as the amount of hemoptysis does not correlate with disease severity and etiology. We present a case of large ruptured aneurysm of a MAPCA presenting with massive haemoptysis in a patient of cyanotic congenital heart disease which was salvaged by endovascular deployment of vascular plug...
June 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
MinKi Son, Sangjun Lee, Sang Hyun Lee, Taewan Lim, Soo Kyung Lee, Kook Hyun Lee
Massive hemoptysis is respiratory compromise which should be managed as a life-threatening condition. In our case, the bronchial blocker played a role in hemostasis of tracheal bleeding very close to the carina and prevented further spillage into the contralateral lung. Right-sided one-lung isolation in an 87-year-old female, who received cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to myocardial infarction, was requested due to hemoptysis. Right-sided bronchial bleeding was suspected on auscultation, but esophageal and tracheal bleeding due to violent intubation with a stylet was also considered...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Harrison T Pitcher, Meredith A Harrison, Colette Shaw, Scott W Cowan, Hitoshi Hirose, Nicholas Cavarocchi
BACKGROUND: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) is a life-saving procedure in patients with both respiratory and cardiac failure. Bleeding complications are common since patients must be maintained on anticoagulation. Massive hemoptysis is a rare complication of ECMO; however, it may result in death if not managed thoughtfully and expeditiously. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of consecutive ECMO patients from 7/2010-8/2014 to identify episodes of massive hemoptysis...
May 25, 2016: Perfusion
Su-Young Kim, Sung Jae Shin, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Won-Jung Koh
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) is the most drug resistant of the mycobacterial pathogens. M. abscessus subsp. abscessus encodes a functional erythromycin ribosomal methylase gene, erm(41), causing inducible macrolide resistance. However, some clinical isolates of M. abscessus subsp. abscessus harboring nonfunctional erm(41) were susceptible to macrolide, even after extended incubation of 14 days. Loss of function of the erm(41) genes was associated with a T-to-C substitution at position 28 of the gene (T28C), leading to an amino acid change from Trp to Arg at codon 10...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Amir M Khoja, Rahul K Jalan, Dheeraj L Jain, Omkar V Kajale
Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, also known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, is a rare autosomal dominant condition causing systemic fibrovascular dysplasia. It has an incidence of 1-2/100,000. Phenotypic variation is extreme ranging from asymptomatic to severely symptomatic, from cases with no or few mucocutaneous lesions to those with diffuse cutaneous telangiectasia. We discuss a case of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease causing diffuse cutaneous telangiectasia and hemoptysis. The patient presented with complaints of hemoptysis and was extensively examined and investigated before being diagnosed with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease...
May 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Sen Jiang, Dong Yu, Bing Jie
PURPOSE: To evaluate transarterial embolization (TAE) for the management of anomalous systemic arterial (ASA) supply to normal basal segments of the lung. METHODS: Thirteen patients with ASA supply to normal basal segments of the lung underwent TAE. All patients presented with hemoptysis and had complete-type anomalies on pre-TAE or post-TAE computed tomography (CT). The anomaly was unilateral in all patients; 11 lesions were located in the left lung and 2 in the right...
September 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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