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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233652/state-of-the-art-radiological-investigation-of-pleural-disease
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R J Hallifax, A Talwar, J M Wrightson, A Edey, F V Gleeson
Pleural disease is common. Radiological investigation of pleural effusion, thickening, masses, and pneumothorax is key in diagnosing and determining management. Conventional chest radiograph (CXR) remains as the initial investigation of choice for patients with suspected pleural disease. When abnormalities are detected, thoracic ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) can each play important roles in further investigation, but appropriate modality selection is critical...
February 17, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231675/-effect-of-gender-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Q P Xu, F He, Z Q Liu, W M Xiong, J B Lin, L Cai
Objective: To analyze the effect of gender on the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: Data of 1 195 patients with NSCLC were analyzed by Chi-square, Kaplan-Meier, log-rank tests and Cox regression models. Results: Women had a longer survival than men (median overall survival 31.64 versus 22.71 months, P<0.01) in the participants of this study. Differences seen in overall survival remained the similar, after stratified by age, pathologic types, clinical stage, sizes, pleural effusion and surgery of the patients, respectively...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230027/a-meta-analysis-of-elemene-versus-ddp-intrapleural-injection-in-the-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-caused-by-lung-cancer
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Xiaolong Wang, Haojie Wang, Li Li
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of elemene versus DDP intrapleural injection in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion caused by lung cancer by meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed (1960 ~ 2016.4), EMBASE (1980 ~ 2016.4), and CNKI (1979 ~ 2016.4) databases were searched to identify the clinical studies of elemene intrapleural injection in the treatment of lung cancer malignant pleural effusion. The odds ratio (OR) was used to evaluate the clinical efficacy of elemene in the treatment of pleural effusion compared to cisplatin (DDP)...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229836/-fibrinolytics-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-pleural-effusions
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Ana Coelho, Margarida Coelho, Joana Pereira, Vasco Lavrador, Lurdes Morais, Fátima Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of complicated pleural parapneumonic effusions with intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytics, has shown similar results as surgical treatment. The present study aimed to evaluate the results of the use of intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytics in the treatment of complicated pleural parapneumonic effusions, in patients followed in our hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all the patients (aged between one month and 18 years) diagnosed with complicated parapneumonic effusions, which had chest drain insertion with intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytic, between January 2005 and December 2013, was undertaken...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229432/spontaneous-torsion-of-the-right-upper-lung-lobe-a-case-report
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Yusuke Kita, Tetsuhiko Go, Kazuhito Nii, Natsumi Matsuura, Hiroyasu Yokomise
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary torsion is usually caused by thoracic surgery or trauma. Spontaneous pulmonary torsion caused by tumor and pleural effusion is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Asian male with a chronic cough and suspected lung or pleural tumor presented with sudden dyspnea. Computed tomography showed that the right upper lung lobe contained a large tumor in the region of S1-3; the tumor had shifted to the posterior thoracic space and rotated 90° counterclockwise, potentially impeding blood flow...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228433/case-of-primary-bilateral-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-ovary-with-plasmablastic-features-in-an-hiv-negative-female-patient
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Suvarna L Guvvala, Sailaja Sakam, Masooma Niazi, Yevgeniy Skaradinskiy
A 37-year-old woman from Puerto Rico presented to our clinic with symptoms of an abdominal distension progressively worsening over 1 year. A CT of an abdomen and pelvis with contrast was performed and revealed bilateral large heterogeneous pelvic adnexal masses with large ascites and right pleural effusion. Tumour markers CA 125 was 766 U/mL and lactate dehydrogenase was 654 U/L. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection and partial omentectomy...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227787/support-and-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-pulmonary-expansion-deficit-by-using-game-therapy
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P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, J P P Oliveira, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, A A R Diniz, H B Soares, P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, J P P Oliveira, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, A A R Diniz, H B Soares, H B Soares, P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, J P P Oliveira, A A R Diniz
Patients suffering from hypoventilation and pulmonary expansion deficit are at increased risk of developing pulmonary complications such as atelectasis, pneumonia or pleural effusion. These complications can increase the length of stay and spending on health, and generate long-term functional impairment. This study aims to produce a therapeutic alternative to the traditional method of lung re-expansion through incentive spirometry (IS) using the game therapy to build an innovative system. This system makes use of infrared and Bluetooth communication technology to associate the game therapy to EI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225341/patterns-of-drug-resistance-among-patients-with-tuberculous-pleural-effusion-in-greece
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V Anastasakos, V Skouras, C Moschos, S Tsikrika, S Karabela, I Marinou, E Vogiatzakis, K Konstantinou, A Papavasiliou, I Kalomenidis
SETTING: Data on the relationship between pleural tuberculosis (TB) and anti-tuberculosis drug resistance are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To determine the patterns of drug resistance among pleural Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Greece and the incidence of tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) among patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) pulmonary TB. DESIGN: Drug susceptibility testing (DST) results recorded in the database of the National Reference Centre for Tuberculosis in Athens, Greece, over a 9-year period (2003-2011) were reviewed...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223817/emergency-thoracic-ultrasound-and-clinical-risk-management
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Maria Concetta Interrigi, Francesca M Trovato, Daniela Catalano, Guglielmo M Trovato
PURPOSE: Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) has been proposed as an easy-option replacement for chest X-ray (CXR) in emergency diagnosis of pneumonia, pleural effusion, and pneumothorax. We investigated CXR unforeseen diagnosis, subsequently investigated by TUS, considering its usefulness in clinical risk assessment and management and also assessing the sustainability of telementoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This observational report includes a period of 6 months with proactive concurrent adjunctive TUS diagnosis telementoring, which was done using freely available smartphone applications for transfer of images and movies...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223509/high-throughput-screening-of-rare-metabolically-active-tumor-cells-in-pleural-effusion-and-peripheral-blood-of-lung-cancer-patients
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Yin Tang, Zhuo Wang, Ziming Li, Jungwoo Kim, Yuliang Deng, Yan Li, James R Heath, Wei Wei, Shun Lu, Qihui Shi
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE), the presence of malignant cells in pleural fluid, is often the first sign of many cancers and occurs in patients with metastatic malignancies. Accurate detection of tumor cells in pleural fluid is crucial because the presence of MPE denotes an advanced stage of disease and directs a switch in clinical managements. Cytology, as a traditional diagnostic tool, has limited sensitivity especially when tumor cells are not abundant, and may be confounded by reactive mesothelial cells in the pleural fluid...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220379/pulmonary-mucormycosis-clinical-features-and-outcomes
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Erica Lin, Teng Moua, Andrew H Limper
PURPOSE: Mucormycosis encompasses a group of opportunistic fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes, order Mucorales. Mucormycosis can manifest as rhino-orbito-cerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and disseminated infections. Pulmonary mucormycosis is the second most common presentation. This manuscript characterizes the demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, radiologic findings, therapeutic interventions, and outcome in pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 35 patients with pulmonary mucormycosis from 2000 to 2015...
February 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219213/-clinical-application-value-of-prognostic-nutritional-index-for-predicting-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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W J Xu, Y M Kang, L Zhou, F F Chen, Y H Song, C Q Zhang
Objective: To explore the clinical application value of prognostic nutritional index(PNI) for predicting overall survival(OS) in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: 123 patients with histologically confirmed non-small cell lung cancer were enrolled in this study, and their clinical and laboratory data were reviewed. The PNI was calculated as 10×serum albumin value+ 5×total lymphocyte countin peripheral blood.Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to identify the potential prognostic factors for advanced NSCLC...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217822/how-to-diagnose-early-5-azacytidine-induced-pneumonitis-a-case-report
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Srimanta Chandra Misra, Laurence Gabriel, Eric Nacoulma, Gérard Dine, Valentina Guarino
Interstitial pneumonitis is a classical complication of many drugs. Pulmonary toxicity due to 5-azacytidine, a deoxyribonucleic acid methyltransferase inhibitor and cytotoxic drug, has rarely been reported. We report a 67-year-old female myelodysplastic syndrome patient treated with 5-azacytidine at the conventional dosage of 75 mg/m(2) for 7 days. One week after starting she developed moderate fever along with dry cough and subsequently her temperature rose to 39.5 °C. She was placed under broad-spectrum antibiotics based on the protocol for febrile neutropenia, including ciprofloxacin 750 mg twice daily, ceftazidime 1 g three times daily (tid), and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 400 mg/80 mg tid...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217609/acute-pancreatitis-due-to-malaria-a-case-report-of-five-patients-and-review-of-literature
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Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Abhilash, Atif Shaikh Iqbal Ahmed, Sowmya Sathyendra, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham
Malaria is endemic in large parts of India and can cause multiorgan failure and death. Acute pancreatitis as a complication is rare and is potentially fatal. This case series describes five adult patients between 2005 and 2010 who presented with a short duration febrile illness and diagnosed to have malaria with acute pancreatitis. The mean age of the five patients with acute pancreatitis was 40.4 years and four of them were males. None of them were alcohol consumers and did not have any other risk factor for acute pancreatitis...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217593/validity-of-tuberculous-pleuritis-diagnosed-in-a-resource-constrained-setting-in-dindigul-district-of-tamil-nadu
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Baranidharan Chennaiyan, Arun N Bhatt, Roopa Kancherla, Cijoy K Kuriakose, Anand Vimal Dev, George A Philip
CONTEXT: Majority of the Indians live in rural areas where resource constrained settings depend on cheaper and less invasive tests to diagnose extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). The decline in prevalence of TB in the country could affect the validity of the diagnosis. The aim was to measure validity of the pleural fluid study of proteins, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and cell counts in diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a 300 bedded secondary care hospital in rural Tamil Nadu...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217253/miliary-tuberculosis-infection-during-hepatitis-c-treatment-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-plus-ribavirin
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Maria Pilar Ballester-Ferré, Fernando Martínez, Natalia Garcia-Gimeno, Francisco Mora, Miguel A Serra
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. In the last 5 years, treatment for HCV infection has experienced a marked development. In 2014, the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with or without concomitant weight-based ribavirin was approved with a very significant increase in the sustained virological response. However, new side effects have been associated. We report the first case of an HCV infected patient treated for 12 wk with the combination of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir plus ribavirin who developed a miliary tuberculosis (TB) infection while on therapy...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216863/efficacy-and-safety-of-povidone-iodine-pleurodesis-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Hadi Kahrom, Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Asgari, Mahdi Kahrom
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is determined by the detection of malignant cells in pleural fluid or pleural tissue. Neoplasm of lung, breast, ovary and lymphoma are the causes of more than 75% of MPE. Pleurodesis is a usual technique in the management of MPE to achieve a symphysis between two layers of the pleura, and various chemical agents have been used in an attempt to produce pleurodesis. With regard to complications and limitations of these sclerosing agents, efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine have been investigated in this study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215651/behaviour-of-nucleated-cells-in-various-types-of-pleural-effusion
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L Ferreiro, T Pereiro, E San José, M E Toubes, J Suárez-Antelo, J M Álvarez Dobaño, F J González Barcala, N Rodríguez Núñez, A Lama, L Valdés
INTRODUCTION: To know the behavior of cellular components of pleural fluid can help focus the differential diagnosis of a pleural effusion. Our objective was to assess their composition in different types of pleural effusions and assess whether it provides relevant clinical information. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study in which the cellular components of pleural effusions of different etiology were analyzed. Pleural effusions were classified as neutrophilic, lymphocytic (≥50% of each one of them), eosinophilic (≥10%) or mesothelial (>5%) and were grouped into six diagnostic categories RESULTS: 1...
February 16, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215134/drainage-of-pleural-effusion-improves-diaphragmatic-function-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Michele Umbrello, Giovanni Mistraletti, Andrea Galimberti, Ilaria R Piva, Ottavia Cozzi, Paolo Formenti
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion adversely affects the pressuregenerating capacity of the diaphragm. It uncouples the lung and chest wall, which may result in diaphragmatic dysfunction. Information on the effects of effusion drainage on diaphragmatic function is limited, but several studies report relief of dyspnoea after drainage, which was attributed to improved diaphragmatic mechanics, even if this issue was never formally addressed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of drainage of unilateral pleural effusion on diaphragmatic function...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213004/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-intrapleural-perfusion-with-hyperthermic-chemotherapy-using-cisplatin-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Hirozo Sakaguchi, H Ishida, H Nitanda, N Yamazaki, K Kaneko, Kunihiko Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has a poor prognosis. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although its success rate is around 64%. We have investigated intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) using cisplatin in a study with a pharmacokinetic evaluation. METHODS: Patients with MPE, performance status of 0-1, possibility of good lung expansion and Cr<1.2mg/dL were treated with IPHC. The circuit was filled with 2000mL of normal saline containing cisplatin at a dose of 80mg/m(2)...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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