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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528060/pulmonary-mucormycosis-treated-with-lobectomy
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Oluwatobi Afolayan, Hannah Copeland, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
A 57 year old man was referred from an outside facility for an unresolving pneumonia. Imaging of the chest demonstrated a right lung mass with a consolidation in the middle lobe, pleural effusion, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Cytologic examination of cultures from the bronchoscopy and thoracentesis did not yield a definitive diagnosis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed because of a retained hemothorax and a suggestive lesion. Biopsy specimens obtained during VATS were consistent with mucormycosis...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#2
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/28526059/severe-polyserositis-induced-by-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-a-case-report
#3
Pierre Tawfik, Elie Gertner, Charlene E McEvoy
BACKGROUND: The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. Reports of autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases as a result of pneumococcal vaccination, especially pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of severe serositis in a 75-year-old Caucasian woman complicated by pericardial and pleural effusions in the setting of recent 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination and no other obvious etiology...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525199/-pleuroperitoneal-communication-pleural-effusion-subsequent-to-the-initiation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-about-a-case
#4
E De Plaen, A Therasse, E Lebrun, F Mestrez, L Binet, J Lemaitre
We report the case of a patient with pleural effusion occurring after initiation of a peritoneal dialysis. This phenomenon is favoured by the existence of a pleuroperitoneal communication. The latter is described at the origin of other diseases like catamenial pneumothorax and pleural effusion in connection with cirrhotic ascites. We describe this rare complication of peritoneal dialysis in order to draw attention of nephrologists, pulmonologists and surgeons.
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523178/one-successful-primary-closure-case-of-bronchopleural-fistula-after-pneumonectomy-by-a-new-method
#5
Zhenliang Shi, Yijun Xu, Zheng Wang, Xun Zhang
One case of successful primary closure of a bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after right pneumonectomy by sealing from both inside the chest cavity and bronchus is reported. The patient was a 47-year-old man who underwent right pneumonectomy due to right lung total collapse and atelectasis which was long-term compressed by a huge cyst inside the right chest cavity. A BPF was found on day 20 after surgery. A thoracotomy approach was performed because it was difficult to find an appropriate location for close drainage...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523153/pleural-pressure-theory-revisited-a-role-for-capillary-equilibrium
#6
Aaron R Casha, Roberto Caruana-Gauci, Alexander Manche, Marilyn Gauci, Stanley Chetcuti, Luca Bertolaccini, Marco Scarci
BACKGROUND: Theories elucidating pleural pressures should explain all observations including the equal and opposite recoil of the chest wall and lungs, the less than expected pleural hydrostatic gradient and its variation at lobar margins, why pleural pressures are negative and how pleural fluid circulation functions. METHODS: A theoretical model describing equilibrium between buoyancy, hydrostatic forces, and capillary forces is proposed. The capillary equilibrium model described depends on control of pleural fluid volume and protein content, powered by an active pleural pump...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522919/protein-losing-pseudomembranous-colitis-with-cap-polyposis-like-features
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Wolfgang Kreisel, Guenther Ruf, Richard Salm, Adhara Lazaro, Bertram Bengsch, Anna-Maria Globig, Paul Fisch, Silke Lassmann, Annette Schmitt-Graeff
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is characterized by loss of serum proteins into the gastrointestinal tract. It may lead to hypoproteinemia and clinically present as protein deficiency edema, ascites, pleural or pericardial effusion and/or malnutrition. In most cases the site of protein loss is the small intestine. Here we present an unusual case of severe PLE in a 55-year old female with a one-year history of recurrent diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, and peripheral edema. Endoscopy and MRI showed a diffuse inflammatory thickening of the sigmoid colon and the rectum...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522234/tjalma-syndrome-pseudo-pseudo-meigs-as-initial-manifestation-of-juvenile-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
Alfonso Ragnar Torres Jiménez, Eunice Solís-Vallejo, Adriana Ivonne Céspedes-Cruz, Maritza Zeferino Cruz, Edna Zoraida Rojas-Curiel, Berenice Sánchez-Jara
Tjalma syndrome or pseudo-pseudo Meigs' syndrome is a clinical condition characterized by pleural effusion, ascites and elevated CA-125 with no associated benign or malignant ovarian tumor in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Tjalma described the first case of a patient with SLE, pleural effusion, ascites and elevated CA-125. We report the first case in a 14-year old patient who presented with ascites and pleural effusion refractory to treatment and elevated CA-125, in the absence of an ovarian tumor, that warranted aggressive management...
May 15, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521604/congenital-pleural-effusions-fifteen-years-single-centre-experience-from-north-east-england
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Benjamin Martin James Shillitoe, Janet Berrington, Naveen Athiraman
AIM: To add to the scant literature on congenital pleural effusions to aid counselling and clinical management decisions. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 15 years of congenital pleural effusions resulting in live birth in a single tertiary fetal medicine/neonatal centre in North East England. RESULTS: Data was available for 21 infants. Mortality rates were 43% overall. All spontaneous resolution occurred within 9 days, and active management was used where effusions persisted beyond this...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514746/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-endothelial-cell-specific-molecule-1-with-malignant-pleural-effusions-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Guo-Jun Lu, Cheng-Jie Shao, Yu Zhang, Yong-Yue Wei, Wei-Ping Xie, Hui Kong
Over-expressed endothelial-cell-specific molecule-1 (ESM-1) in tumor vascular endothelium contributes to tumor angiogenesis, metastasis, and poor prognosis. However, the content of ESM-1 in pleural effusion is unclear. A retrospective study was carried out to investigate the diagnostic and prognostic values of ESM-1 with malignant pleural effusions in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). ESM-1 levels in malignant pleural effusion (MPE) from 70 patients with NSCLC and 50 cases of benign pleural effusion (BPE) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510475/radiation-induced-angiosarcoma-as-a-cause-of-pleural-effusion
#11
Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Macarena R Vial, Neda Kalhor, Horiana B Grosu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509429/chronic-kidney-disease-a-likely-underestimated-component-of-multimorbidity-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Andrea Corsonello, Filippo Aucella, Claudio Pedone, Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi
The coexistence of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, two age-related conditions, has important clinical and prognostic implications. Respiratory failure is associated with important changes in glomerular and tubulointerstitial function. In contrast, renal failure can affect lung function, mainly by adding a restrictive component or causing complications, such as uremic pulmonary edema and pleural effusion. The effect of age on renal and pulmonary function adds to the complexity of the interplay between the kidney and the lung in these patients...
May 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509402/a-combined-hands-on-teaching-program-and-clinical-pathway-focused-on-pleural-ultrasound-and-procedure-supervision-transforms-pleural-procedure-outcomes
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Timothy Edwards, Alistair Cook, Matthew Salamonsen, Farzad Bashirzadeh, David Fielding
INTRODUCTION: Management of pleural effusions is a common diagnostic and management problem. We reviewed the outcomes from pleural procedures after the instigation of pleural effusion management guidelines focusing on pleural ultrasound and a hands-on teaching program followed with procedure supervision that enabled many operators to perform such procedures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all procedures performed for pleural effusions on medical patients. Outcomes were assessed prior to the instigation of pleural effusion management guidelines (pleural pathway) and hands-on teaching (January 2010 to June 2011) and following these interventions (January 2012 to June 2013)...
May 16, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508979/urinothorax-in-a-child-secondary-to-obstructive-renal-stone-in-a-solitary-functioning-kidney-a-case-report
#14
Muhammad Waqas, Gul Nawaz, Avais Raja, Ijaz Hussain, Muhammad Waqas Iqbal
Urinothorax or presence of urine in pleural cavity is a highly unusual cause of pleural effusion. It is most commonly secondary to genitourinary trauma and obstructive uropathy. We here by present a case of urinothorax secondary to renal stone disease in a 5-year-old child with a solitary functioning kidney.
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508873/mutant-kras-promotes-malignant-pleural-effusion-formation
#15
Theodora Αgalioti, Anastasios D Giannou, Anthi C Krontira, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Danai Kati, Malamati Vreka, Mario Pepe, Μagda Spella, Ioannis Lilis, Dimitra E Zazara, Eirini Nikolouli, Nikolitsa Spiropoulou, Andreas Papadakis, Konstantina Papadia, Apostolos Voulgaridis, Vaggelis Harokopos, Panagiota Stamou, Silke Meiners, Oliver Eickelberg, Linda A Snyder, Sophia G Antimisiaris, Dimitrios Kardamakis, Ioannis Psallidas, Antonia Μarazioti, Georgios T Stathopoulos
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is the lethal consequence of various human cancers metastatic to the pleural cavity. However, the mechanisms responsible for the development of MPE are still obscure. Here we show that mutant KRAS is important for MPE induction in mice. Pleural disseminated, mutant KRAS bearing tumour cells upregulate and systemically release chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) into the bloodstream to mobilize myeloid cells from the host bone marrow to the pleural space via the spleen. These cells promote MPE formation, as indicated by splenectomy and splenocyte restoration experiments...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507831/streptococcus%C3%A2-gordonii%C3%A2-empyema-a-case-report-and-review-of-empyema
#16
Amanda M Krantz, Felicia Ratnaraj, Manasa Velagapudi, Mridula Krishnan, Nagarjuna R Gujjula, Pamela A Foral, Laurel Preheim
Streptococcus gordonii (S. gordonii) is a pioneer oral bacteria that is recognized as an agent of bacterial endocarditis. However, an extensive review of the literature revealed no reported case of S. gordonii causing empyema. We present a case of a 65-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress. Physical examination revealed several dental caries with decreased breath sounds in the bibasilar regions. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest and abdomen demonstrated left-sided pleural effusion and a 4...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507797/il15-induces-a-potent-antitumor-activity-in-nk-cells-isolated-from-malignant-pleural-effusions-and-overcomes-the-inhibitory-effect-of-pleural-fluid
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D Croxatto, S Martini, L Chiossone, F Scordamaglia, C F Simonassi, L Moretta, M C Mingari, P Vacca
Natural Killer (NK) cells are capable of recognizing and killing cancer cells and play an important role in tumor immunosurveillance. However, tumor-infiltrating NK cells are frequently impaired in their functional capability. A remarkable exception is represented by NK cells isolated from malignant pleural effusions (PE) that are not anergic and, upon IL2-induced activation, efficiently kill tumor cells. Although IL2 is used in various clinical trials, severe side effects may occur in treated patients. In this study, we investigated whether also other clinical-grade cytokines could induce strong cytotoxicity in NK cells isolated from pleural fluid of patients with primary or metastatic tumors of different origins...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506958/enhancing-comparative-effectiveness-research-with-automated-pediatric-pneumonia-detection-in-a-multi-institutional-clinical-repository-a-phis-pilot-study
#18
Stephane Meystre, Ramkiran Gouripeddi, Joel Tieder, Jeffrey Simmons, Rajendu Srivastava, Samir Shah
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity. Administrative data are often used to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) with sufficient sample sizes to enhance detection of important outcomes. However, such studies are prone to misclassification errors because of the variable accuracy of discharge diagnosis codes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop an automated, scalable, and accurate method to determine the presence or absence of pneumonia in children using chest imaging reports...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506100/diagnostic-performance-of-ctla-4-carcinoembryonic-antigen-and-cyfra-21-1-for-malignant-pleural-effusion
#19
Mei Chen, Shenglong Xie, Chun Wan, Ni Zeng, Yanqiu Wu, Jiangyue Qin, Yongchun Shen, Fuqiang Wen
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion (MPE) remains a clinical challenge. As a negative regulator of T-cell activation, cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) has been associated with many malignant diseases. However, there is limited data about the relationship between CTLA-4 and MPE. The present study aims to investigate whether CTLA-4 levels may correlate with presence of MPE and to assess its potential diagnostic accuracy relative to that of the established markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and cytokeratin 19 fragment (CYFRA21-1)...
May 16, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499205/comparative-metabolomics-analysis-for-the-compatibility-and-incompatibility-of-kansui-and-licorice-with-different-ratios-by-uhplc-qtof-ms-and-multivariate-data-analysis
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Juan Shen, Zong-Jin Pu, Jun Kai, An Kang, Yu-Ping Tang, Li-Li Shang, Gui-Sheng Zhou, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Er-Xin Shang, Shao-Ping Li, Yu-Jie Cao, Wei-Wei Tao, Shu-Lan Su, Li Zhang, Huiping Zhou, Da-Wei Qian, Jin-Ao Duan
Kansui, the root of Euphorbia kansui T.N. Liou ex T.P. Wang (Euphorbiaceae), is a well-known poisonous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, many monographs of TCM indicated that it cannot be co-used with licorice, as kansui-licorice is a typical "eighteen incompatible" medicaments. Our previous studies have indicated that kansui was effective in treating malignant pleural effusion (MPE), and the efficacy could be weakened by the co-use of licorice, even causing serious toxicity at the given ratio. Nevertheless, the actual mechanisms of their dosage-toxicity-efficacy relationship need to be well clarified...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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