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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670779/pulmonary-mucormycosis-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-neutropenia
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Izza Mir, Sijan Basnet, David Ellsworth, Elan Mohanty
Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection associated with high mortality. We present the case of a 61-year-old man with history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia who presented with fever and cough, eventually diagnosed with pulmonary mucormycosis after right lung video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The patient was successfully treated with amphotericin B and right lung pneumonectomy; however, he later died from left lung pneumonia.
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666294/laryngeal-responses-to-mechanically-assisted-cough-in-progressing-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Tiina M Andersen, Astrid Sandnes, Ove Fondenes, Roy M Nilsen, Ole-Bjørn Tysnes, John-Helge Heimdal, Hege H Clemm, Thomas Halvorsen, Maria Vollsœter, Ola D Røksund
BACKGROUND: Respiratory complications represent the major cause of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Noninvasive respiratory support is the mainstay therapy, but treatment becomes challenging as the disease progresses, possibly due to a malfunctioning larynx, which is the entrance to the airways. We studied laryngeal response patterns to mechanically assisted cough (mechanical insufflation-exsufflation) as ALS progresses. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study of 13 consecutively included subjects with ALS were followed up during 2011-2016 with repeated tests of lung function, neurological status, and laryngeal responses to mechanical insufflation-exsufflation using video-recorded flexible transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy...
April 17, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663283/eeg-artifact-versus-subclinical-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-following-cardiac-arrest
#3
Jean E Cibula, Daniel S Demos, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: A challenge in ICU EEG interpretation is identifying subclinical status epilepticus versus patterns on the ictal-interictal continuum versus other repetitive patterns. In the electrically noisy intensive care unit, identifying and eliminating interference and artifact allow accurate diagnoses from the EEG, avoiding unnecessary treatment or sedation. METHODS: We present a case during Impella (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) continuous flow left ventricular assist device use where the EEG artifact was initially misinterpreted as seizure by the resident and treated as status epilepticus because of the "focal" sharply contoured repetitive pattern...
April 16, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645400/evaluation-of-a-new-chest-physiotherapy-technique-in-dogs-with-airway-fluid-accumulation-hospitalized-in-an-intensive-care-unit
#4
Céline Pouzot-Nevoret, Isabelle Goy-Thollot, Didier Billet, Anthony Barthélemy, Maïlys Blesch, Aurélie Pin, Kate Hopper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, benefits, and adverse effects of prolonged slow expiration (PSE) and assisted cough (AC) as chest physiotherapy (CP) techniques in dogs with airway fluid accumulation. DESIGN: Prospective interventional study. SETTINGS: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Intervention group of 30 client-owned dogs and retrospective control group of 71 client-owned dogs. INTERVENTIONS: PSE was performed on dogs with evidence of airway fluid accumulation, identified based on physical examination and thoracic radiographs...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610667/a-survey-of-knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-private-retail-pharmacies-staff-in-tuberculosis-care-study-from-dera-ismail-khan-city-pakistan
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Tehmina Mustafa, Yasir Shahzad, Ayyaz Kiani
Background: In order to engage pharmacies in tuberculosis (TB) care, a survey was conducted in the Dera Ismail (DI) Khan City of the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa province, Pakistan. The objectives were to; 1) characterize the retail pharmacies; 2) determine knowledge of the staff on various aspects of pulmonary TB; 3) determine practices related to the sale of anti-TB drugs, and referrals of presumptive TB patient, and willingness to participate in the National Tuberculosis Control Programme's (NTP) Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) strategy...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563946/cardiac-function-associated-with-home-ventilator-care-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Sangheun Lee, Heeyoung Lee, Lucy Youngmin Eun, Seung Woong Gang
Purpose: Cardiomyopathy is becoming the leading cause of death in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy because mechanically assisted lung ventilation and assisted coughing have helped resolve respiratory complications. To clarify cardiopulmonary function, we compared cardiac function between the home ventilator-assisted and non-ventilator-assisted groups. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from January 2010 to March 2016 at Gangnam Severance Hospital...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561416/necrotizing-fasciitis-after-scrotum-skin-injury-in-an-infant-a-case-report
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Z X Ren, C L Liu, Q Zhang, F Xu, Y N Zheng, X J Li, J Yang
RATIONALE: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening situation that is rare in children, especially infants, and early diagnosis is challenging. Timely identification and broad-spectrum antibiotic and supportive treatment before surgical debridement are very important for survival and may reduce scar formation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A previously healthy 4-month-old infant was admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with a history of fever and cough for 5 days and extreme swelling of the scrotum for one day...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559022/post-flood-rapid-needs-assessment-in-srinagar-city-jammu-and-kashmir-state-india-september-2014
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Rajesh Yadav, Dundaiah Somashekar, Samir V Sodha, Kayla F Laserson, Srinivasa Venkatesh, Himanshu Chauhan
OBJECTIVES: Torrential rainfall and flooding from September 2-6, 2014 submerged >350 villages in Jammu and Kashmir state. We conducted rapid needs assessment in capital Srinagar from 27 September to 1 October to assess population health and safety needs. METHODS: Based on Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) methodology, we selected 7 households each from 30 census blocks using 2-stage cluster sampling. We collected information on demographics, needs, and illnesses using structured questionnaire...
March 21, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535231/real-life-observational-studies-provide-actionable-data-for-family-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Marjorie A Bowman, Anne Victoria Neale, Dean A Seehusen
This issue includes several excellent observational studies prompted by physicians' clinical questions. Many people use lots of menthol cough drops-does the menthol overall lengthen the cough duration? When should we intensify treatment of older individuals with diabetes? Do occipital nerve blocks work for acute migraine headaches? Did you know that the plantar fascia can rupture? What happens to those patients with chest pain but low pretest probability for serious cardiac disease who are admitted to the hospital? Acupuncture can work well-for the patients-but how can we incorporate it into the usual pace of the family medicine office? Is it a win-lose situation when medical assistant roles are expanded? How many practice sites do physicians have and does that make a difference in the number or type of health personnel shortage areas? What would you guess on the presence of humor in the medical office-more or less than half of the visits; introduced by doctors or patients; primary care or specialty doctors?...
March 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504248/ansys-matlab-co-simulation-of-mucus-flow-distribution-and-clearance-effectiveness-of-a-new-simulated-cough-device
#10
Shuai Ren, Yan Shi, Maolin Cai, Hongmei Zhao, Zhaozhi Zhang, Xiaohua Douglas Zhang
Coughing is an irritable reaction that protects the respiratory system from infection and improves mucus clearance. However, for the patients who cannot cough autonomously, an assisted cough device is essential for mucus clearance. Considering the low efficiency of current assisted cough devices, a new simulated cough device based on the pneumatic system is proposed in this paper. Given the uncertainty of airflow rates necessary to clear mucus from airways, the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Eulerian Wall Film (EWF) model and cough efficiency (CE) were used in this study to simulate the cough process and evaluate cough effectiveness...
March 5, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487789/thoracic-herniation-secondary-to-pleural-effusion
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Carlos Romero, Daryelle S Varon, Salim Surani, Joseph Varon
We present the case of a 61-year-old gentleman with history of stage IV esophageal cancer presented to the emergency department with the complaints of dyspnea on exertion and cough of 1-month duration. Patient had undergone resection of distal esophagus 4 years' prior this admission. Chest radiograph revealed a large right pleural effusion and, a computed tomography scan of the chest revealed a portion of the effusion herniating between the ribs in the right hemithorax. Thoracentesis was performed with improvement in patient's dyspnea and overall condition...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467886/primary-intrapulmonary-solitary-fibrous-tumours
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Xia Lin, Yingming Xiang, Hongcan Shi, Fangbiao Zhang
Due to the extreme rarity of primary intrapulmonary solitary fibrous tumours (SFTs), their clinical course, imaging characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis are poorly understood. The present study therefore assessed the diagnosis and management of primary intrapulmonary SFTs and systematically reviewed previously reported cases in the literature. A total of 5 patients who underwent resection for primary intrapulmonary SFTs were enrolled in the present study and their clinical course, tumour characteristics, management and survival were assessed in this retrospective study...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456641/multiple-site-bleeding-at-pleural-adhesions-and-massive-hemothorax-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-stent-implantation-a-case-report
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Xiaoli Luo, Weibin Shi, Xiaoqun Zhang, Xiaoli Yang, Wei Wang, Chunyu Zeng, Hongyong Wang
An elderly male patient with coronary heart disease underwent coronary angiography, which revealed bilateral severe coronary artery stenosis. Four stents were implanted, and at 5 h post-surgery, typical hemorrhagic shock appeared. Echocardiography verified heavy bleeding in the right thoracic cavity. Emergency angiography excluded injury or perforation of the coronary artery, aorta, right subclavian artery and brachiocephalic artery. Considering the patient's history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe cough during the operation, it was suspected that hemothorax was induced by a blood vessel rupture in the pleura...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446860/development-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-adults-in-lima-peru
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Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TM) is a challenge in countries with a high burden of the disease and constrained resources and clinical prediction rules (CPRs) could be of assistance. We aimed at developing a CPR for diagnosis of TM in a Latin American setting with high tuberculosis incidence and a concentrated HIV epidemic. METHODS: We enrolled adult patients with clinical suspicion of TM attending two hospitals in Lima, Peru. We obtained information on potential anamnestic, clinical and laboratory predictive findings that are easy to collect and promptly available...
April 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412428/acute-respiratory-diseases-in-brazilian-children-are-caregivers-able-to-detect-early-warning-signs
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Saulo Duarte Passos, Francila Ferreira Maziero, Diego Quilles Antoniassi, Lidiane Trevisan de Souza, Arianna Freire Felix, Eloise Dotta, Monica Ester Orensztejn, Evaldo Marchi, Rosa Estela Gazeta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of caregiver knowledge about respiratory signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) as well as their ability to detect the early warning signs and need for medical assistance in children referred to an emergency service. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire with questions on the perception of the severity of ARI signs and symptoms was applied to caregivers of pediatric patients assisted in the emergency room of a university hospital from August 2011 to May 2012...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404723/physiological-predictors-of-respiratory-and-cough-assistance-needs-after-extubation
#16
Nicolas Terzi, Frédéric Lofaso, Romain Masson, Pascal Beuret, Hervé Normand, Edith Dumanowski, Line Falaize, Bertrand Sauneuf, Cédric Daubin, Jennifer Brunet, Djillali Annane, Jean-Jacques Parienti, David Orlikowski
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients at high risk of post-extubation acute respiratory failure requiring respiratory or mechanical cough assistance remains challenging. Here, our primary aim was to evaluate the accuracy of easily collected parameters obtained before or just after extubation in predicting the risk of post-extubation acute respiratory failure requiring, at best, noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) and/or mechanical cough assistance and, at worst, reintubation after extubation...
February 5, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325171/maternal-and-child-health-handbook-use-for-maternal-and-child-care-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-study-in-rural-java-indonesia
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Keiko Osaki, Tomoko Hattori, Akemi Toda, Erna Mulati, Lukas Hermawan, Kirana Pritasari, Saptawati Bardosono, Soewarta Kosen
Background: Effectiveness of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (MCHHB), a home-based booklet for pregnancy, delivery and postnatal/child health, was evaluated on care acquisition and home care in rural Java, a low service-coverage area. Methods: We conducted a health centre-based randomized trial, with a 2-year follow-up. Intervention included (i) MCHHB provision at antenatal care visits; (ii) records and guides by health personnel on and with the MCHHB; and (iii) sensitization of care by volunteers using the MCHHB...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312721/retrospective-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-sequestration-in-28-patients-surgery-or-endovascular-techniques
#18
Shi-Xin Zhang, Hai-Dong Wang, Kang Yang, Wei Cheng, Wei Wu
Background: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital pulmonary malformation. In this study, we aimed to retrospect and evaluate the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of PS in 28 patients at our institute. Methods: The files of 28 patients with PS who were treated with surgery (21 cases) or endovascular intervention (7 cases) between May 2005 and June 2016 from a single institute were retrospectively reviewed. The following data of all patients were analyzed: age, sex, clinical symptoms, diagnostic methods, operative techniques, and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245357/igg4-related-lung-disease-presenting-as-interstitial-lung-disease-with-bronchiolitis-a-case-report
#19
Chiu-Fan Chen, Kuo-An Chu, Yen-Chiang Tseng, Chang-Che Wu, Ruay-Sheng Lai
RATIONALE: IgG4-related disease is a rare and novel disease entity that tends to involve multiple organs. The pulmonary manifestation of this disease is highly variable and may mimic lung cancer, pneumonia, interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis, and so forth. Small airway disease is rarely reported in IgG4-related lung disease (IgG4-RLD). In the current study, we describe a rare case of IgG4-RLD with patterns of ILD and bronchiolitis. PATIENT CONCERN: A 43-year-old man had chronic cough and dyspnea on exertion for 4 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245330/a-first-case-report-of-pulmonary-hyalinizing-granuloma-associated-with-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
#20
June Hong Ahn, Jee Seon Kim, Joon Hyuk Choi, Jin Hong Chung
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG) is a rare benign disease that has been shown to be associated with the deposition of immune complexes in the lung parenchyma caused by infection or autoimmune diseases. There have been no reports of PHG in association with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 30-year-old woman visited with a 12-month history of dyspnea on exertion and cough that had worsened 1 month before her visit. DIAGNOSIS: PHG associated with IgAN...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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