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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933327/traumatic-diaphragmatic-injuries-a-retrospective-review-of-the-12-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-trauma-centre
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Beng Leong Lim, Li Tserng Teo, Ming Terk Chiu, Marxengel L Asinas-Tan, Eillyne Seow
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (TDIs) are clinically challenging. We aimed to review TDIs treated at a tertiary trauma centre over a 12-year period. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective review of adult patients with TDIs treated between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2014. Primary outcomes were mortality rates and Injury Severity Scores (ISS) associated with each TDI subtype. Secondary outcomes included proportions of TDIs diagnosed radiologically, operatively or during autopsy...
December 9, 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931056/-guideline-s2k-awmf-of-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-pneumologie-und-beatmungsmedizin-and-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-arbeitsmedizin-und-umweltmedizin-diagnostics-and-expert-opinion-in-the-occupational-disease-no-4101-silicosis-including-coal-worker-s-pneumoconiosis
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X Baur, M Heger, R M Bohle, K G Hering, K Hofmann-Preiß, D Nowak, A Tannapfel, H Teschler, T Voshaar, T Kraus
During the last 1.5 years an update of the guideline on silicosis was made by an interdisciplinary working group. New medical and scientific knowledge and the experience in expert opinion practice were taken into account.By preparing the initial guideline in 2010 standardization of diagnostics and adaption of the "Moers convention" which was not based on medical knowledge was in the focus, whereas the current update deals with fine emendation and extension, especially of the compensation rate (adaption with the Reichenhall recommendation)...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916431/2016-scct-str-guidelines-for-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-of-noncontrast-noncardiac-chest-ct-scans-a-report-of-the-society-of-cardiovascular-computed-tomography-and-society-of-thoracic-radiology
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Harvey S Hecht, Paul Cronin, Michael J Blaha, Matthew J Budoff, Ella A Kazerooni, Jagat Narula, David Yankelevitz, Suhny Abbara
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) have jointly produced this document. Experts in this subject have been selected from both organizations to examine subject-specific data and write this guideline in partnership. A formal literature review, weighing the strength of evidence has been performed. When available, information from studies on cost was considered. Computed tomography (CT) acquisition, CAC scoring methodologies and clinical outcomes are the primary basis for the recommendations in this guideline...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906860/liquid-biopsy-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
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Paul Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The possibility of complete recovery for a lung cancer patient depends on very early diagnosis, as it allows total surgical resection. Screening for this cancer in a high-risk population can be performed using a radiological approach, but this holds a certain number of limitations. Liquid biopsy could become an alternative and complementary screening approach to chest imaging for early diagnosis of lung cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Several circulating biomarkers indicative of lung cancer can be investigated in blood, such as circulating tumor cells, circulating free nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) and proteins...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902593/angiosarcoma-in-the-chest-radiologic-pathologic-correlation-case-report
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Sara Piciucchi, Alessandra Dubini, Sara Tomassetti, Stefano Sanna, Claudia Ravaglia, Angelo Carloni, Christian Gurioli, Carlo Gurioli, Thomas V Colby, Venerino Poletti
RATIONALE: Angiosarcomas are rare, malignant vascular tumors. PATIENT CONCERNS: They represents about 2% of all soft tissue sarcoma, which can often metastasize through the hematogenous route. The radiological features have been analyzed in 4 patients with metastatic angiosarcoma in the chest. DIAGNOSES: The main radiologic findings included nodules, cysts, nodules with halo sign, and vascular tree-in-bud. Morphologic features, as observed in the histologic specimen, have been correlated with radiologic appearance...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895871/desmoid-tumor-of-the-chest-wall-mimicking-recurrent-breast-cancer-multimodality-imaging-findings
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Kyeong A Choi, Yeong Yi An
Desmoid tumor of breast is a rare benign, locally aggressive tumor with a high recurrence rate. It has been associated with scar from previous breast surgery or trauma. Especially in breast cancer patients with previous operation history, it may simulate recurrent breast cancer clinically and radiologically. We presented multimodality imaging findings (ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography/computed tomography) of chest wall desmoid tumor mimicking recurrent breast cancer in a 38-year-old patient with a history of left modified mastectomy...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892622/changes-in-physician-practice-patterns-after-implementation-of-a-communication-and-resolution-program
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Lorens A Helmchen, Bruce L Lambert, Timothy B McDonald
OBJECTIVE: To test if a 2006 communication-and-resolution program to address unexpected adverse outcomes was associated with changes in cost and use trajectories. DATA SOURCE: Records of patients discharged with a principal diagnosis of chest pain from 44 nonfederal general hospitals in Cook County, Illinois, between January 2002 and December 2009. STUDY DESIGN: Propensity-score matched discharges from the intervention and comparison hospitals before computing difference-in-differences estimates of quarterly growth rates...
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890986/correlation-of-chest-computed-tomography-findings-with-dyspnea-and-lung-functions-in-post-tubercular-sequelae
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Ananya Panda, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Raju Sharma, Anant Mohan, Vishnu Sreenivas, Umasankar Kalaimannan, Ashish Dutt Upadhyay
AIMS: To study the correlation between dyspnea, radiological findings, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical history, chest computed tomography (CT), and PFT of patients with post-TB sequelae were recorded. Dyspnea was graded according to the Modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale. CT scans were analyzed for fibrosis, cavitation, bronchiectasis, consolidation, nodules, and aspergilloma...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890544/persistent-hydrocephalus-due-to-postural-activation-of-a-ventricular-shunt-anti-gravity-device
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Claudia L Craven, Ahmed K Toma, Laurence D Watkins
The ever present need to balance over drainage with under drainage in hydrocephalus has required innovations including adjustable valves with antigravity devices. These are activated in the vertical position to prevent siphoning. We describe a group of bedridden patients who presented with unexplained under drainage caused by activation of antigravity shunt components produced by peculiar head/body position. Retrospective single centre case series of hydrocephalus patients, treated with ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt insertion between April 2014 - February 2016...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889373/-infant-respiratory-distress-revealing-jeune-syndrome
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J Page, E Bodart, J-L Hennecker
Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is a rare autosomal recessive osteochondrodysplasia with a variable degree of severity, clinically characterized by respiratory distress with a narrow chest and limb shortness. The reported incidence is one to five in 500,000 live births. Most patients develop severe respiratory failure during the first 2 years of life, leading to death in 60-80 % of cases. Survivors may suffer from renal, hepatic, or pancreatic complications. Expanding thoracic surgery can be used for severe cases...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888824/clinico-radiological-parameters-predicting-early-diagnosis-of-foreign-body-aspiration-in-children
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Pradipta Kumar Parida, Nirmal Shanmugasundaram, Surianarayanan Gopalakrishnan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate clinical and radiological findings to make early diagnosis of foreign body (FB) aspiration in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 45 children younger than 12 years with a clinical diagnosis of FB aspiration undergone rigid bronchoscopy between September 2010 and May 2014. The results of 37 children (22 males, 15 females; mean age 2.6 years; range 1 to 12 years) with positive for FB on bronchoscopy were analyzed...
September 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888429/inappropriateness-of-diagnostic-imaging-examinations-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-case-study-research
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Ettore Squillaci, Francesca Bolacchi, Jacopo Scaggiante, Francesca Ricci, Luca Pugliese, Alberto Bergamini, Francesco Garaci, Roberto Floris
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to audit the clinical appropriateness of the prescriptions of whole body CT (WB-CT), PET-CT and chest X-rays (CXRs) performed at Tor Vergata University Hospital in the inpatient setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: WB-CT, PET-CT and CXRs examinations were retrospectively analysed in the period between January and December 2014. CXR examinations were divided into bedside CXRs and traditional CXRs. The appropriateness of the examinations was defined according the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria...
November 25, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885093/proposals-for-the-establishment-of-national-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-radiography-for-adult-patients-based-on-regional-dose-surveys-in-russian-federation
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A V Vodovatov, M I Balonov, V Yu Golikov, I G Shatsky, L A Chipiga, C Bernhardsson
In 2009-2014, dose surveys aimed to collect adult patient data and parameters of most common radiographic examinations were performed in six Russian regions. Typical patient doses were estimated for the selected examinations both in entrance surface dose and in effective dose. 75%-percentiles of typical patient effective dose distributions were proposed as preliminary regional diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for radiography. Differences between the 75%-percentiles of regional typical patient dose distributions did not exceed 30-50% for the examinations with standardized clinical protocols (skull, chest and thoracic spine) and a factor of 1...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872470/hereditary-amyloidosis-with-recurrent-lung-infiltrates
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Alberto E Revelo, Crischelle Magaspi, George Maguire, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a protein conformational disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in extracellular tissue. Lung involvement is most commonly caused by secondary AL amyloidosis. The familial autosomal-dominant senile transthyretin (ATTR) disease manifests mainly as polyneuropathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy denoting the name familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Rarely, this form manifests with clinical and radiologically relevant respiratory tract symptoms and lung involvement...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872397/pulmonary-mycobacterium-marinum-infection-fish-tank-granuloma-of-the-lung
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Prasad Palani Velu, Susan E Fernandes, Ian F Laurenson, Donald D Noble
A 65-year-old man presented with a six-month history of lethargy, weight loss and dry cough. He had a background of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest radiograph showed new right upper lobe cavitary opacification. Sputum cultures were acid-fast bacilli smear positive and yielded Mycobacterium marinum - a non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) often found in aquatic environments and rarely associated with respiratory disease. The suspected source was silent aspiration of contaminated water, likely due to his initiating the siphon of his fish-tank by mouth...
November 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867441/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnostics-of-diaphragmatic-injury-after-blunt-thoraco-abdominal-trauma
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Agata Gmachowska, Ryszard Pacho, Agnieszka Anysz-Grodzicka, Leopold Bakoń, Maria Gorycka, Wawrzyniec Jakuczun, Waldemar Patkowski
BACKGROUND: Diaphragmatic injuries occur in 0.8-8% of patients with blunt trauma. The clinical diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture is difficult and may be overshadowed by associated injuries. Diaphragmatic rupture does not resolve spontaneously and may cause life-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to present radiological findings in patients with diaphragmatic injury. MATERIAL/METHODS: The analysis of computed tomography examinations performed between 2007 and 2012 revealed 200 patients after blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862032/pleural-drop-metastases-21-years-after-resection-of-a-thymoma
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Chia-Chun Chiang, Angela M Parsons, J Scott Kriegshauser, Harshita R Paripati, Matthew A Zarka, A Arturo Leis
INTRODUCTION: We describe an unusual case of pleural drop metastases 21 years after complete resection of an encapsulated thymoma in a Southeast Asian with myasthenia gravis (MG). METHODS: Case report and review of literature. RESULTS: The patient presented in 2015 with generalized weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath, but no diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, or dysarthria. Because these symptoms were atypical for an MG exacerbation, a de novo work-up was performed...
November 16, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853036/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-misdiagnosed-as-sputum-negative-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Muhammad Danasabe Isah, Aminu Abbas, Abdullahi A Abba, Mohammed Umar
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), also known as cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis, is one of a spectrum of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. IPF is an increasingly common condition which poses many diagnostic and therapeutic challenges leading to misdiagnosis and mismanagement. We presented a 55-year-old male textile trader who was initially managed as sputum-negative pulmonary tuberculosis before histology report. He presented to our clinic with Breathlessness and cough of 3 years and 2.5 years, respectively...
October 2016: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852346/evaluation-of-chest-radiography-lyta-real-time-pcr-and-other-routine-tests-for-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-estimation-of-possible-attributable-fraction-of-pneumococcus-in-northern-togo
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A Blake, B M Njanpop-Lafourcade, J N Telles, A Rajoharison, M S Makawa, K Agbenoko, S Tamekloe, J E Mueller, H Tall, B D Gessner, G Paranhos-Baccalà, J C Moïsi
Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), yet existing diagnostic tools remain inadequate. We aimed to evaluate laboratory and radiological methods for detecting pneumococcal aetiology in CAP patients and to estimate Spn prevalence in this group. All-aged patients hospitalized with clinically defined CAP in northern Togo were enrolled during 2010-2013. Latent class analysis pooled results of semi-automated blood culture (SABC), whole blood lytA real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-PCR), serum C-reactive protein (CRP), and chest radiography (CXR) and categorized patients as likely pneumococcal or non-pneumococcal CAP...
November 17, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
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