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J R Kroeger, D Maintz, D-H Chang
The number of patients with immunosuppression is rising worldwide. The spectrum of diseases and pathogens in these patients differs widely from that of immunocompetent patients due to frequent opportunistic infections. Symptoms are sometimes unspecific, and imaging plays a key role in the management of these patients. The lungs are a frequent site of infection in immunosuppressed patients. Chest X‑ray is the starting point for radiological diagnostics, but shows only limited sensitivity and specificity for infections with atypical pathogens...
August 15, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811770/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Abdul Gaffar Billoo, Ahad Qureshi, Misha Khalid, Salman Kirmani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations and laboratory workup done in admitted children with cystic fibrosis at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This is athree years retrospective study from January 2013 to December 2015 conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, enrolling admitted patient from birth to 15 years of either gender, diagnosed with CF on the basis of clinical features and positive sweat chloride test...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810835/secondary-organizing-pneumonia-following-viral-pneumonia-caused-by-severe-influenza-b-a-case-report-and-literature-reviews
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Nobuhiro Asai, Toyoharu Yokoi, Naoya Nishiyama, Yusuke Koizumi, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: Some reported that organizing pneumonia (OP) may occur after influenza A infections including swine-origin influenza A (H1N1). However, OP associated with influenza B infection has never been reported. We report the first case of secondary OP associated with viral pneumonia caused by influenza B. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year old woman was diagnosed as viral pneumonia caused by type B influenza. Despite of antiviral therapy, abnormal chest shadows were not improved...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
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H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810087/multiple-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-an-unusual-cause-of-shortness-of-breath-and-recurrent-strokes
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Kalyan C Potu, Shenjing Li, Shawn C Kelly, Julia A Prescott-Focht, Scott Pham
OBJECTIVE: To discuss an uncommon case of a patient with multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) presenting with dyspnea on exertion and recurrent strokes. BACKGROUND: A 79-year-old woman with recent onset recurrent cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) was referred to cardiology for evaluation of dyspnea on exertion. Clinical examination was unrevealing. METHODS: A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) with agitated saline was suggestive of an extra-cardiac shunt...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808494/severe-fibrosing-mediastinitis-with-atypical-presentation-effective-control-with-novel-therapeutic-approach
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Abdulaziz Uthman Joury, Ahmad Amer Al Boukai, Tarek Seifaw Kashour
Fibrosing mediastinitis (FM), also known as sclerosing mediastinitis, is an uncommon but serious disease involving the mediastinal structures. A high index of suspicion is essential to establish the diagnosis of FM and starting the appropriate therapy for patients. Here, we report a case of a young female who presented with chest symptoms and subsequently underwent different laboratory and radiologic investigations and an excisional biopsy. The findings of these investigations were consistent with the diagnosis of idiopathic FM...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808447/predictors-for-mortality-among-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-tanzania
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Edson W Mollel, Jaffu O Chilongola
PROBLEM: Factors related to MDRTB mortality in Tanzania have not been adequately explored and reported. OBJECTIVES: To determine demographic, clinical, radiographic, and laboratory factors associated with MDRTB mortality in a Tanzanian TB Referral Hospital. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional study with 193 participants. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and radiological data were collected, and their associations with mortality among MDRTB patients were determined...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804763/effects-of-chest-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Ashwin Basavaraj, Leopoldo Segal, Jonathan Samuels, Jeremy Feintuch, Joshua Feintuch, Kevin Alter, Daniella Moffson, Adrienne Scott, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, Mengling Liu, David Kamelhar
Antibiotic therapy against non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is prolonged and can be associated with toxicity. We sought to evaluate whether chest physical therapy (PT) was associated with clinical improvement in patients with NTM not receiving anti-mycobacterial pharmacotherapy. A retrospective review of 77 subjects that were followed from June 2006 to September 2014 was performed. Baseline time point was defined as the first positive sputum culture for NTM; symptoms, pulmonary function, and radiology reports were studied...
2017: International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802696/community-acquired-pneumonia-visualized-on-computed-tomography-but-not-chest-x-ray-pathogens-severity-and-clinical-outcomes
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Cameron P Upchurch, Carlos G Grijalva, Richard G Wunderink, Derek J Williams, Grant W Waterer, Evan J Anderson, Yuwei Zhu, Eric M Hart, Frank Carroll, Anna M Bramley, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards, Wesley H Self
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of pneumonia visualized on computed tomography (CT) in the setting of a normal chest x-ray (CXR) is uncertain. METHODS: In a multicenter prospective surveillance study of adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), we compared the presenting clinical features, pathogens, and outcomes of patients with pneumonia visualized on CT but not on concurrent CXR (CT-only pneumonia) and those with pneumonia visualized on CXR...
August 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794870/cost-and-morbidity-analysis-of-chest-port-insertion-in-adults-outpatient-clinic-versus-operating-room-placement
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Claudio F Feo, Giorgio C Ginesu, Alessandro Bellini, Giuseppe Cherchi, Antonio M Scanu, Maria Laura Cossu, Alessandro Fancellu, Alberto Porcu
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) represent a convenient way for the administration of medications or nutrients. Traditionally, chest ports have been positioned by surgeons in the operating room, however there has been a transition over the years to port insertion by interventional radiologists in the radiology suite. The optimal method for chest port placement is still under debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on all adult patients undergoing isolated chest port placement at our institution in a 12-year period were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790814/bacteriological-incidence-in-pneumonia-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-bacterial-floral-analysis-using-the-16s-ribosomal-rna-gene-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid
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Keisuke Naito, Kei Yamasaki, Kazuhiro Yatera, Kentaro Akata, Shingo Noguchi, Toshinori Kawanami, Kazumasa Fukuda, Takashi Kido, Hiroshi Ishimoto, Hiroshi Mukae
Pulmonary emphysema is an important radiological finding in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, but bacteriological differences in pneumonia patients according to the severity of emphysematous changes have not been reported. Therefore, we evaluated the bacteriological incidence in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of pneumonia patients using cultivation and a culture-independent molecular method. Japanese patients with community-acquired pneumonia (83) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (94) between April 2010 and February 2014 were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777494/clinico-radiological-features-and-next-generation-sequencing-of-pulmonary-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Xiaoyong Mao, Zibin Liang, Fidelis Chibhabha, Wei Ou, Ning Li, Pengfei Xu, Siyu Wang
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a very rare, vascular, low-grade malignant tumor found in the lungs, liver, bone, and other soft tissues. Most patients with pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (PEH) are asymptomatic but usually present with multiple bilateral nodular lesions in the lungs. Currently, surgical lung biopsy, histology, and immunohistochemical methods are essential for diagnosis. However, there is no standard therapy for the treatment for PEH. Our paper describes the clinico-radiologic features and genomics of PEH based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) in a 43-year-old male we encountered...
August 4, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776532/etiology-and-outcome-of-moderate-to-massive-hemoptysis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-of-north-india
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Ashish Bhalla, Ashok Kumar Pannu, Vikas Suri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology of hemoptysis in patients presenting to emergency department of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. METHOD: Prospectively 110 patients presenting to the emergency department with history of hemoptysis were screened for a period of one and half years. Out of these, 64 patients having true hemoptysis were enrolled in the study. The patients were clinically evaluated with detailed history...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776531/does-a-quality-assurance-training-course-on-chest-radiography-for-radiological-technologists-improve-their-performance-in-laos
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Akihiro Ohkado, Marvin Mercader, Takuji Date
BACKGROUND: It is of critical importance to improve and maintain the quality of chest radiography (CXR) to avoid faulty diagnosis of respiratory diseases. The study aims to determine the effectiveness of a training program in improving the quality of CXR among radiological technologists (RTs) in Laos. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted through on-site investigation of X-ray facilities, assessment of CXR films in Laos, both before and after a training course in November 2013...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774324/congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-dangers-of-misdiagnosis-a-case-report
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Wafae El Amraoui, Aziza Bentalha, Hajar Hamri, Salma Es-Chrif El Kettani, Alae El Koraichi
BACKGROUND: Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is a rare pulmonary malformation, but is the most common lung malformation observed in children. In developing countries, such as Morocco, prenatal diagnosis is missing. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation may occur after birth in the presence of complications and needs a computed tomography scan for confirmation. However, our lack of awareness of this malformation has been responsible for a late and wrong diagnosis along with therapeutic errors...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770888/spectrum-of-interstitial-lung-disease-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi
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Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Maryam Hassan, Talha Shahzad, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Huzaifa Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features and patterns of interstitial lung disease. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease from January 2005 to December 2015. All patients aged 16 years and above diagnosed with interstitial lung disease on the basis of clinical features, radiological features on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest, and lung biopsies were included...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765819/a-review-of-42-asthmatic-children-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Ashok Shah, Shekhar Kunal
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in children with asthma, not associated with cystic fibrosis, is yet to receive the recognition it deserves. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the presentation of ABPA in children with asthma. METHODS: This retrospective review documents the occurrence of pediatric ABPA over a period of 31 years in one unit. Children with asthma, eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph were screened for ABPA...
July 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758573/shrinking-lung-syndrome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-single-centre-experience
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M Deeb, K Tselios, D D Gladman, J Su, M B Urowitz
Introduction Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), characterized by decreased lung volumes and extra-pulmonary restriction. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of SLS in our lupus cohort with emphasis on prevalence, presentation, treatment and outcomes. Patients and methods Patients attending the Toronto Lupus Clinic since 1980 ( n = 1439) and who had pulmonary function tests (PFTs) performed during follow-up were enrolled ( n = 278)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754530/tuberculosis-in-children-from-diagnosis-to-decision-to-treat
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S Ramos, R Gaio, F Ferreira, J Paulo Leal, S Martins, J Vasco Santos, I Carvalho, R Duarte
SETTING: Confirmation of tuberculosis (TB) in children is difficult, so clinicians use different procedures when deciding to treat. OBJECTIVE: Identify criteria to initiate and maintain TB treatment in children younger than 5 years-old, without diagnosis confirmation. DESIGN: A web-based survey was distributed by email to the corresponding authors of journal articles on childhood TB. The observations were clustered into disjoint groups, and analyzed by Ward's method...
July 25, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752731/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-dyspnea
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Pierfranco Dellavesa, Federico Nardi
Acute dyspnea is a frequent cause of access to the Discharge Department (DEA); Differentiation between cardiogenic and respiratory causes does not always seem simple and certain, causing a delay in initiating targeted therapies and prolonging the Patient's stay in the emergency department. The basic elements for the diagnosis remain the history and the objective examination, supplemented by the execution of an electrocardiogram, a determination of blood parameters and the execution of a chest X-ray. The limits of radiological semeiotics, related to a low sensitivity to high specificity, promote other methods available to the physician of First Aid...
July 27, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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