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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533875/-management-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-about-138-cases
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Bouchra Habibi, Leila Achachi, Sohaib Hayoun, Mohammed Raoufi, Laila Herrak, Mustapha El Ftouh
Pneumothorax is a collection of air in the pleural cavity. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with spontaneous pneumothorax in the Department of Pneumology at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Rabat (2009-2011) with the aim to determine the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, therapeutic and evolutionary manifestation of spontaneous pneumothorax. The study involved 138 patients: 128 men and 10 women (17-83 years), with an average age of 44.5 +/- 17.4 years and sex ratio of 12/8. 81.2% of patients were smokers...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529684/c-reactive-protein-and-radiographic-findings-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-infants
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Maria Twomey, Hannah Fleming, Fiachra Moloney, Kevin P Murphy, Lee Crush, Siobhan B O'Neill, Oisin Flanagan, Karl James, Conor Bogue, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
AIM: To evaluate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) and radiological evidence of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in infants. METHODS: All patients aged less than 4 years who presented with suspected lower respiratory tract infection, who received a peri-presentation chest radiograph and CRP blood measurement over an 18-mo period were included in the study. Age, gender, source of referral, CRP, white cell count, neutrophil count along with the patients' symptoms and radiologist's report were recorded...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529538/emergency-surgery-due-to-diaphragmatic-hernia-case-series-and-review
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Mario Testini, Antonia Girardi, Roberta Maria Isernia, Angela De Palma, Giovanni Catalano, Angela Pezzolla, Angela Gurrado
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital abnormality, rare in adults with a frequency of 0.17-6%. Diaphragmatic rupture is an infrequent consequence of trauma, occurring in about 5% of severe closed thoraco-abdominal injuries. Clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic cases to serious respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms. Diagnosis depends on anamnesis, clinical signs and radiological investigations. METHODS: From May 2013 to June 2016, six cases (four females, two males; mean age 58 years) of diaphragmatic hernia were admitted to our Academic Department of General Surgery with respiratory and abdominal symptoms...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#4
Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526309/antimicrobial-stewardship-for-hospitalized-patients-with-viral-respiratory-tract-infections
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Christopher F Lowe, Michael Payne, David Puddicombe, Allison Mah, Davie Wong, Allison Kirkwood, Mark W Hull, Victor Leung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to implement a targeted antimicrobial stewardship intervention for patients with a viral respiratory tract infection. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental before and after audit and feedback intervention of adult inpatients with a positive polymerase chain reaction for a respiratory virus in 2 acute care hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. Audit and feedback was implemented based on 2 criteria: microbiology (no positive bacterial cultures) and chest imaging (absence of pneumonia or consolidation on radiology dictation)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522279/-stereotactic-lung-radiotherapy-technical-setting-up-on-novalis-tx-%C3%A2-and-single-centre-prospective-study-of-the-100-first-malignant-pulmonary-nodules-treated-at-centre-jean-perrin
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A Bellière-Calandry, G Dupic, F Magnier, V Chassin, V Dedieu, M Lapeyre
PURPOSE: Description of the treatment technique of stereotactic lung radiotherapy on Novalis Tx(®) and prospective study of the first 100 pulmonary nodules treated at centre Jean-Perrin (France). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From October 2012 to December 2015, 100 inoperable pulmonary nodules (62 stage I non-small-cell lung cancer and 38 metastases) of 90 patients with a mean age of 68.2 years (range: 46-89 years) were prospectively treated with dynamic arctherapy on Novalis Tx(®)...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511523/achondroplasia-with-polydactyly-a-case-report
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Caroline Frank, Sameeya Shariff, Muddepalle Pavani, Balasubramanian Karthika, Sridhar Thathekalva
An eight-year-old girl child reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the chief complaint of unerupted permanent teeth for past two years. The child presented features like disproportionately short stature, rhizomelic shortening of arms and legs, long face, frontal bossing and saddle nose. Based on the findings of chest and spine radiographs and ultrasound the case was diagnosed as a rare bone disorder "Achondroplasia". This case also presents a unique feature of polydactyly. Polydactyly is a manifestation in clinical medicine because it can serve as an indicator for a plethora of congenital anamolies...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511433/clinico-radiologic-and-spirometric-profile-of-an-indian-population-with-post-tuberculous-obstructive-airway-disease
#8
Avradip Santra, Pravati Dutta, Rekha Manjhi, Sudarsan Pothal
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a public health problem in developing countries and in spite of receiving adequate anti-tuberculous therapy, patients often continues to have several post-tuberculous sequelae, especially airflow limitation. AIM: To evaluate pulmonary function by spirometry among post-tuberculosis cases with airway obstruction and their relationship with smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who presented to the pulmonary medicine Outpatient Department (OPD) with symptoms of obstructive airway disease and had completed adequate anti-tuberculous therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis were taken up for study...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502975/an-unusual-presentation-of-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia
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Rami Jabbour, Hanesh Kumar, Shaheen Alvi, Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Masooma Niazi, Madanmohan Patel, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a newly evolving rare non-infectious lung pathology, characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin balls on histology. It is often difficult to diagnose and is usually mistaken for other lung pathologies. We present an interesting case of AFOP with unusual radiologic findings and disease course. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of high-grade fever, chills, and profuse sweating. She was febrile to 101.2 degree Fahrenheit on presentation...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489801/a-care-compliant-case-report-lung-transplantation-for-a-chinese-young-man-with-idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
#10
Hui Huang, Ruie Feng, Shan Li, Bo Wu, Kai Xu, Zuojun Xu, Jingyu Chen
RATIONAL: Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare interstitial lung disease that is characterized radiologically by apical pleural thickening and histologically by elastic fibrosis of the visceral pleura. Although PPFE cases have been reported occasionally since this disease was initially described, most such cases have involved secondary PPFE. Idiopathic PPFE (iPPFE) cases have been less thoroughly studied. There are no effective medications for patients with iPPFE. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 34-year-old man with no asbestos or cigarette exposure was admitted to our ward due to worsening cough and exertional dyspnea for 10 years...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487318/impact-of-coronary-calcification-on-clinical-management-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Daniel O Bittner, Thomas Mayrhofer, Fabian Bamberg, Travis R Hallett, Sumbal Janjua, Daniel Addison, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Michael T Lu, Quynh A Truong, Pamela K Woodard, Judd E Hollander, Chadwick Miller, Anna Marie Chang, Harjit Singh, Harold Litt, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may impair diagnostic assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). We determined whether CAC affects efficiency of coronary CTA in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a pooled analysis of ACRIN-PA (American College of Radiology Imaging Network-Pennsylvania) 4005 and the ROMICAT-II trial (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography) comparing an initial coronary CTA strategy to standard of care in acute chest pain patients...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487142/risk-factors-for-recurrent-pneumonia-in-post-irradiated-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#12
Jing-Jie Wang, Rong-San Jiang, Ting-Ting Yen, Kai-Li Liang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common cancer in eastern Asia. Chemoradiotherapy is the main treatment modality for NPC. Dysphagia and aspiration is not uncommon in post-irradiated NPC patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for recurrent pneumonia and the prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted from January 2004 to December 2014. NPC patients who had been hospitalized for pneumonia in the study hospital were enrolled...
May 6, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482911/rapid-development-of-metastatic-pulmonary-calcifications-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Hui-Ming Sun, Fei Chen, Hong-Lin Yin, Xiao-Yong Xu, Hong-Bing Liu, Bei-Lei Zhao
BACKGROUND: Metastatic pulmonary calcification (MPC) is rarely reported in primary hyperparathyroidism, especially MPC develops quickly. We report such a case here with a literature review. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old woman presented with cough and dyspnea. Data from clinical, radiological, pathological, technetium ((99m)Tc)-methylene diphosphonate (MDP) bone scintillation imaging, and (99m)Tc-methoxy isobutyl isonitrile (MIBI) thyroid imaging were studied...
May 8, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480154/congenital-tracheobronchomegaly-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#14
Amanda Fletcher, Justin Stowell, Socrates Jamoulis
Congenital tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, MKS) is a rare idiopathic disorder characterized by dilation of the central airways, including the trachea and first through fourth order bronchi. MKS disproportionately affects men and results in chronic respiratory tract infections. The diagnosis is made through the synthesis of clinical and radiological data. Here we report a unique case of MKS in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. A 45-year-old African American woman with a past medical history of HIV, tobacco and recreational drug abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, and a 15-year history of recurrent respiratory infections presented with dyspnea, wheezing, a productive cough, increased yellow-green sputum production, and subjective fevers...
April 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479105/early-radiographic-and-tomographic-manifestations-of-legionnaires-disease
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Rémi Poirier, Jean Rodrigue, Jasmin Villeneuve, Yves Lacasse
PURPOSE: Legionnaires' disease (LD) may occur sporadically or in the course of outbreaks, where the typical radiological manifestations of the disease may better be delineated. We took advantage of a rare community-based epidemic of LD (181 patients) that occurred in 2012 in Quebec City, Canada, to describe the radiographic features of LD and compare the its tomographic presentation with that of community-acquired pneumonia caused by common bacteria other than Legionella pneumophila. METHODS: From the 181 individuals affected in the outbreak, we obtained the chest radiographs of 159 individuals (mean 63 ± 15 years of age) for detailed analysis; 33 patients had a computed tomography (CT) scan performed during the course of their illness...
May 4, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474111/ct-guided-transosseous-soft-tissue-biopsy-techniques-outcomes-and-complications-in-50-cases
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Monzer Chehab, Stephen Zintsmaster, Syed Zafar Jafri, Mark Richards, Anindya Roy
PURPOSE: To describe the techniques, outcomes and complications of CT-guided transosseous biopsy of soft tissue lesions via multiple different routes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical and radiologic data from all consecutive soft tissue biopsies performed via a transosseous approach between April 2009 and July 2015 were retrospectively compiled. Fifty biopsies performed in 50 patients (n = 17 males, n = 33 females) were included. Biopsies were performed using a 13-gauge biopsy needle which was advanced through the selected bone to the lesion margin followed by coaxial placement of either an 18- or 20-gauge biopsy gun...
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473096/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-chest-pain-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Scott R Akers, Vandan Panchal, Vincent B Ho, Garth M Beache, Richard K J Brown, Brian B Ghoshhajra, S Bruce Greenberg, Joe Y Hsu, Gregory A Kicska, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Suhny Abbara, Jill E Jacobs
In patients with chronic chest pain in the setting of high probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), imaging has major and diverse roles. First, imaging is valuable in determining and documenting the presence, extent, and severity of myocardial ischemia, hibernation, scarring, and/or the presence, site, and severity of obstructive coronary lesions. Second, imaging findings are important in determining the course of management of patients with suspected chronic myocardial ischemia and better defining those patients best suited for medical therapy, angioplasty/stenting, or surgery...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473092/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arlene Sirajuddin, Edwin F Donnelly, Traves P Crabtree, Travis S Henry, Mark D Iannettoni, Geoffrey B Johnson, Ella A Kazerooni, Fabien Maldonado, Kathryn M Olsen, Carol C Wu, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Jeffrey P Kanne
Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations that may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension are discussed. Imaging examinations that may aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scans, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, pulmonary angiography, and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose PET/CT. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473078/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-plexopathy
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Julie Bykowski, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, R Carter Cassidy, Asim F Choudhri, A Tuba Kendi, Claudia F E Kirsch, Michael D Luttrull, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Khoi Than, Christopher J Winfree, Rebecca S Cornelius
MRI without and with contrast is the most accurate imaging method to determine whether a process is intrinsic or extrinsic to a nerve of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. However, there are no Current Procedural Terminology codes to correspond to imaging studies of the brachial or lumbar plexus discretely. This assessment uses "MRI of the brachial plexus" or "MRI of the lumbosacral plexus" as independent entities given that imaging acquisition for the respective plexus differs in sequences and planes compared with those of a routine neck, chest, spine, or pelvic MRI, yet acknowledges the potential variability of ordering practices across institutions...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473076/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-acute-chest-pain-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Jacobo Kirsch, Richard K J Brown, Travis S Henry, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Clinton Jokerst, Paul R Julsrud, Jeffrey P Kanne, Christopher M Kramer, Jonathon A Leipsic, Kalpesh K Panchal, James G Ravenel, Amar B Shah, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Pamela K Woodard, Suhny Abbara
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used. Ventilation and perfusion scans remain largely accurate and useful in certain settings. Lower-extremity ultrasound can substitute by demonstrating deep vein thrombosis; however, if negative, further studies to exclude PE are indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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