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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081314/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-clinical-and-radiological-features-treatment-outcomes-of-17-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elif Yelda Niksarlıoğlu, Gülcihan Zehra Özkan, Nur Dilek Bakan, Sibel Yurt, Lütfiye Kılıç, Güngör Çamsarı
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated patients with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) who attended our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical and radiological findings, diagnostic methods, treatment, and follow-up outcomes of 17 patients who had been histopathologically diagnosed with COP. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 49.8 ± 10.4 years. The most common symptom was cough (n = 15; 88.2%) and the most common radiological finding (n = 10) was consolidation in the inferior lobes on thoracic computed tomography...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075489/cough-augmentation-techniques-for-extubation-or-weaning-critically-ill-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Louise Rose, Neill Kj Adhikari, David Leasa, Dean A Fergusson, Douglas McKim
BACKGROUND: There are various reasons why weaning and extubation failure occur, but ineffective cough and secretion retention can play a significant role. Cough augmentation techniques, such as lung volume recruitment or manually- and mechanically-assisted cough, are used to prevent and manage respiratory complications associated with chronic conditions, particularly neuromuscular disease, and may improve short- and long-term outcomes for people with acute respiratory failure. However, the role of cough augmentation to facilitate extubation and prevent post-extubation respiratory failure is unclear...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058956/neuromuscular-blockade-and-inspiratory-breath-hold-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-treatment-of-heart-base-tumors-in-four-dogs
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Krista L Kelsey, Lyndsay N Kubicek, Nicholas J Bacon, Terry Torres, Sheilah A Robertson
CASE DESCRIPTION 4 dogs were examined because of pleural effusion and ventricular tachycardia, coughing and supraventricular tachycardia, appendicular osteosarcoma, and syncopal episodes. CLINICAL FINDINGS In all 4 dogs, a heart base tumor was identified by means of thoracic CT. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME In all 4 dogs, the heart base tumors were treated by means of stereotactic body radiation therapy. Dogs were anesthetized, and neuromuscular blockade was achieved with atracurium or vecuronium. A circle rebreathing system with 15 m (50 feet) of anesthetic tubing coursing through the vault wall was used to connect the patient to the anesthesia machine, which was located in the control room...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057967/massive-thymoma-of-the-mid-posterior-mediastinum-an-unprecedented-case-in-a-young-adult
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Karen Fernandes de Oliveira, Marcio Maciel Rodrigues, Gesner Pereira Lopes, Renan Sandoval de Almeida, Juliana Lopes Lusvarghi, João Paulo Vieira Dos Santos
We report an unprecedented case of ectopic thymoma in a young adult. A 33-year-old male presented with a 10-day history of non-productive cough and fever. Investigation revealed mediastinal widening without pulmonary involvement. Computed tomography showed a large mass-14.8 × 10.8 × 8.4 cm-in the mid-posterior mediastinum, and a biopsy obtained by video-assisted thoracoscopy indicated that the mass was a tumor. Immunohistochemistry showed combined thymoma type AB1. Because of the considerable proportions of the tumor and its close proximity to major structures, the patient was treated with chemotherapy...
November 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043585/occurrence-of-zoonotic-tuberculosis-in-occupationally-exposed-high-risk-groups-in-peshawar-pakistan
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Irfan Khattak, Muhammad H Mushtaq, Sultan Ayaz, Mansur U D Ahmad, Sadeeq U Rahman
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To determine the occurrence of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to Mycobacterium bovis in abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, and veterinarians and to document their knowledge and practices regarding bovine TB (bTB). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among abattoir workers, butchers, livestock farmers, veterinary doctors, and veterinary assistants. Sputum samples were collected from the respondents with a chronic cough and data on sociodemographic conditions, knowledge, and practices regarding TB were obtained...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007874/new-tubeless-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-small-pulmonary-nodules
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Shuben Li, Long Jiang, Keng-Leong Ang, Hanzhang Chen, Qinglong Dong, Hanyu Yang, Jingpei Li, Jianxing He
OBJECTIVE: Problems associated with intubation, chest drainage and urinary catheterization can have a negative impact on patient's recovery after thoracic surgery. We therefore evaluated the feasibility of a new tubeless (spontaneous ventilation without tracheal intubation, urinary catheterization, and no post-operative chest drain placement) approach to perform video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small pulmonary nodules (SPN) less than 2cm in diameter. METHODS: From 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014, 34 patients with SPNs were treated using tubeless VATS in our centre...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999675/mechanical-insufflation-exsufflation-for-an-individual-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-a-lower-respiratory-infection
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Emma Koenig, Bhajan Singh, Jamie Wood
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive myopathy associated with progressive muscle weakness and wasting, loss of ambulation, respiratory insufficiency, weak cough, repeated respiratory infections, and ultimately death from respiratory failure in early adulthood. Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E) devices, such as the CoughAssist®, are used in individuals with neuromuscular weakness to augment cough and help clear secretions; however, there is no consensus on the optimal treatment regimen...
March 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973949/robot-assisted-heller-s-myotomy-for-achalasia-in-children
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Tariq Altokhais, Hala Mandora, Ayed Al-Qahtani, Abdulrahman Al-Bassam
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is rare in children. Surgical options include open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches. However, Heller's myotomy remains the treatment of choice. This report describes our experience with robot-assisted Heller's myotomy in children and presents a review of the literature. METHODS: Included in this study are children who underwent robot-assisted Heller's myotomy for esophageal achalasia via the Da Vinci surgical system between 2004 and 2015 at King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
December 2016: Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959874/microbial-quality-and-suitability-of-roof-harvested-rainwater-in-rural-villages-for-crop-irrigation-and-domestic-use
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Mosimanegape Jongman, Lise Korsten
The study aimed at assessing the microbiological quality and suitability of roof-harvested rainwater (RHRW) for crop irrigation and domestic use. In total, 80 rainwater tanks (246 samples) across three rural villages (Ga-Molepane, Jericho and Luthngele) were visited. Culture-based techniques were used to isolate bacterial microbes and identities were confirmed using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF-MS). Uncultured fungal populations were also identified using pyrosequencing...
December 2016: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941112/antisynthetase-syndrome-ass-presenting-as-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-in-a-patient-without-myositis-features
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Venkat Kiran Kanchustambham, Swetha Saladi, Sarah Mahmoudassaf, Setu Patolia
A woman aged 61 years presented to the emergency room with a 1-week history of dyspnoea on exertion and dry cough. X-ray of the chest showed diffuse interstitial opacities and was started on antibiotics and furosemide, and despite these measures, patient's respiratory status worsened, prompting endotracheal intubation. CT of the chest showed diffuse bilateral ground glass opacities and underwent bronchoscope with trans-bronchial biopsy that showed chronic bronchitis. Pt was empirically started on intravenous steroids due to concerns for interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
December 9, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929242/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-diagnosis-and-management
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Alexander Kaysin, Anthony J Viera
Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and lung examination findings. Diagnosis should be confirmed by chest radiography or ultrasonography. Validated prediction scores for pneumonia severity can guide the decision between outpatient and inpatient therapy. Using procalcitonin as a biomarker for severe infection may further assist with risk stratification...
November 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900771/laparoscopic-guided-psoas-blockade-as-a-novel-analgesic-method-during-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-a-clinical-trial
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T F Tammam, A F Salama
BACKGROUND: Under laparoscopic guidance, block of ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, and genitofemoral nerves can be possible with anesthetic injection in the plane between psoas major and the fasciae covering its anterior aspects [laparoscopic-assisted psoas (LAP) blockade]. This observer-blinded trial aimed to compare the opioid-sparing effect of LAP block with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block after laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy. METHODS: Forty-five male patients were randomly assigned to receive LAP block, group LAP (n = 23), or ultrasound-guided TAP block, group TAP (n = 22)...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900078/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-the-central-bronchogenic-carcinoma-with-invasion-of-the-main-bronchus-and-pulmonary-artery-a-case-report
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Jun Wan, Renquan Zhang
Surgical treatment for central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery often include bronchial anastomosis and pulmonary angioplasty. As a technique, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has proven to reduce the rate of occurrence of complications, and thereby obtain improved survival rates. In the present case study, its use in treating central bronchogenic carcinoma with invasion of the main bronchus and pulmonary artery is reported. A case study of a 68-year-old man with a history of smoking 15-20 cigarettes per day for 40 years is described, who presented with a cough and hemoptysis...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893592/coughing-induced-suprachoroidal-hemorrhage-simulating-melanoma-in-two-cases
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Charlotte L Marous, Kareem Sioufi, Carol L Shields, Arman Mashayekhi, Jerry A Shields
PURPOSE: To describe two cases of coughing-induced suprachoroidal hemorrhage referred as choroidal melanoma. METHODS: Observational case reports. RESULTS: Two female patients (ages 54 and 60 years) were referred with possible choroidal melanoma. Both gave a history of 1 day of heavy coughing with Valsalva maneuver within 2 weeks before discovery of the tumor. In one case, the patient used anticoagulants for aortic valve replacement and the other patient used antiasthma medications...
November 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852415/-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-pyriform-sinus-fistula-in-children
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T Liu, Z Wen, Q F Liang, F Liu, Z Wang, J K Liang
Objective: To discuss the diagnosis and management for pyriform sinus fistula in children. Methods: Eight cases of pyriform sinus fistula admitted in Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from May 2013 to August 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The median age at onset was 54 months (range from 11 months to 12 years). All 8 cases presented recurrent neck infection (typical of redness, swelling, heat and pain) and 2 accompanied with acute suppurative thyroiditis. The diagnosis was confirmed by the preoperative barium esophagography combined with neck computed tomography scan (plain scan, enhancement and reconstruction)...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848115/cryotherapy-a-viable-tool-to-remove-broncholiths-under-flexible-bronchoscopy
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Sabrina N Campbell, Deepa Lala, Edmundo Rubio
Broncholithiasis is the presence of calcific material within the tracheobronchial tree. Asymptomatic patients can be managed with observation only, whereas symptomatic disease requires surgery, rigid or flexible bronchoscopic removal. Recent reports have shown that flexible bronchoscopy can be a safe and effective option for removal of loose in addition to partially imbedded broncholiths. We present a case of a 65-yearold man with chronic cough that underwent successful cryotherapy assisted bronchoscopic removal of an imbedded broncholith...
December 2016: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846872/challenges-on-non-invasive-ventilation-to-treat-acute-respiratory-failure-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Raffaele Scala
Acute respiratory failure is a frequent complication in elderly patients especially if suffering from chronic cardio-pulmonary diseases. Non-invasive mechanical ventilation constitutes a successful therapeutic tool in the elderly as, like in younger patients, it is able to prevent endotracheal intubation in a wide range of acute conditions; moreover, this ventilator technique is largely applied in the elderly in whom invasive mechanical ventilation is considered not appropriated. Furthermore, the integration of new technological devices, ethical issues and environment of treatment are still largely debated in the treatment of acute respiratory failure in the elderly...
November 15, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828805/aspergilloma-of-the-lung-strategy-to-prevent-endobronchial-spillage
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Preety Mittal Roy, Sangeeta Khanna, Yatin Mehta, Ali Zamir Khan
Aspergilloma of the lung eroding into the airway may lead to perioperative endobronchial spillage and contamination of the normal lung. Our aim in this group of patients who are undergoing robotic- or video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy is to protect the contralateral lung and, if possible, uninvolved lobes of ipsilateral lung. Double-lumen endobronchial tubes do provide lung protection to the contralateral lung intraoperatively, but there is no protection to the ipsilateral lung lobes not involved by the disease process...
September 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809770/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-towards-antibiotic-use-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-among-patients-seeking-primary-health-care-in-singapore
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Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Yue Yu, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong, Fong Seng Lim
BACKGROUND: Patients' expectations can influence antibiotic prescription by primary healthcare physicians. We assessed knowledge, attitude and practices towards antibiotic use for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), and whether knowledge is associated with increased expectations for antibiotics among patients visiting primary healthcare services in Singapore. METHODS: Data was collected through a cross-sectional interviewer-assisted survey of patients aged ≥21 years waiting to see primary healthcare practitioners for one or more symptoms suggestive of URTI (cough, sore throat, runny nose or blocked nose) for 7 days or less, covering the demographics, presenting symptoms, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of URTI and associated antibiotic use...
November 3, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807337/-giant-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-pleura-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Guangyan Xu, Jianyong Zhang
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a derived mesenchymal tumor from spindle cells, mostly occurred in the pleura. To analyze the clinical features of the SFT, data for a patient with SFT that involved in the pleura were retrospectively analyzed by assisted thoracoscope in the Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College in August 2015. The male patient was 45 years old, who showed the main clinical symptoms of chest pain, cough, sputum, and dyspnea. Large amount of right pleural effusion, chest space-occupying lesions were found by chest CT, suggesting a malignant tumor with metastasis at the 2nd and 3rd right rib...
October 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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