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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817374/long-term-survival-outcomes-of-cancer-directed-surgery-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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David B Nelson, David C Rice, Jiangong Niu, Scott Atay, Ara A Vaporciyan, Mara Antonoff, Wayne L Hofstetter, Garrett L Walsh, Stephen G Swisher, Jack A Roth, Anne Tsao, Daniel Gomez, Sharon H Giordano, Reza Mehran, Boris Sepesi
Purpose Small observational studies have shown a survival advantage to undergoing cancer-directed surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM); however, it is unclear if these results are generalizable. Our purpose was to evaluate survival after treatment of MPM with cancer-directed surgery and to explore the effect surgery interaction with chemotherapy or radiation therapy on survival by using the National Cancer Database. Patients and Methods Patients with microscopically proven MPM were identified within the National Cancer Database (2004 to 2014)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
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T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810311/-retrospective-analysis-of-13-cases-of-nocardiosis
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H Q Yang, H Z Shi, Z H Tong
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features, chest radiological manifestations, microbiological examination and treatments of nocardial disease. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the data of patients with nocardial infection admitted to Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from January 2010 to January 2016. Results: The 13 patients, 6 males and 7 females, aged (51±17) years. Twelve cases were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis, and 1 with disseminated nocardial infection. Most of these patients had complications: autoimmune diseases in 3 (2 with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and 1 with systemic lupus erythematosus), and bronchiectasis in 6 patients...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810297/-clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-extrapleural-sarcomatoid-mesothelioma
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M C Wei, S J Yang
Objective: To investigate the morphological features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of extrapleural sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma (SMM). Methods: Six cases of extrapleural SMM were evaluated for their clinical, histological, immunohistochemical features, and prognosis. Results: Patients included 3 men and 3 women, with a median age of 60 years (range 41-75 years). All patients had no asbestos exposure in history and no pleural lesions. The tumors involved peritoneum (3 cases), bone (2 cases), and neck soft tissue (1 case)...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805234/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-due-to-pneumonia-among-adults-from-different-age-groups-in-singapore-and-mortality-predictions-based-on-psi-and-curb-65
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Zoe Xz Zhang, Yang Yong, Wan C Tan, Liang Shen, Han Seong Ng, Kok Yong Fong
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is associated with considerable mortality. However, the information on age-specific prognostic factors for death from pneumonia is limited. METHODS: Patients hospitalised with a diagnosis of pneumonia through the emergency department were stratified into three age groups: 18-64 years; 65-84 years; and ≥ 85 years. Multivariate logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were conducted to evaluate prognostic factors for mortality and the performance of pneumonia severity scoring tools for mortality prediction...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799457/a-single-institution-experience-for-the-management-of-recurrent-pleural-effusions-with-tunneled-pleural-catheter-and-its-evolution
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Tuhina Raman, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are increasingly being used to treat recurrent pleural effusions. There is also an increased interest in early pleurodesis in order to prevent infectious complications. We studied the time to removal and other outcomes for all the TPCs placed at our institution. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, records of patients who had had a TPC placed between July 2009 and June 2016 were reviewed; the catheters were placed in an endoscopy suite or during pleuroscopy with or without a sclerosant...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797399/a-54-year-old-man-with-anasarca-dyspnea-and-recurrent-bilateral-pleural-effusions
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Pradnya D Patil, Yvette M Cua, Carol Farver, Rafael L Perez, Atul C Mehta, Tanmay S Panchabhai
A 54-year-old African-American man presented with 2 years of progressively worsening dyspnea and anasarca. Over the past 6 months he gained 30 lbs with worsening lower extremity, abdominal wall, and scrotal edema. A recent workup for cardiac, renal, and liver disease, including two-dimensional echocardiogram, liver and renal function tests, and abdominal ultrasound, was unremarkable. He reported a 15-pack year history of smoking and quit 3 years ago. Chest radiograph at that time revealed bilateral pleural effusions that were both reportedly milky in appearance when drained by thoracenteses...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797003/pleural-effusion-in-multiple-myeloma-characteristics-and-practice-patterns
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Ja Min Byun, Ki Hwan Kim, In Sil Choi, Jin Hyun Park, Jin-Soo Kim, Dong-Yeop Shin, Youngil Koh, Inho Kim, Sung-Soo Yoon, Hyo Jeong Lim
In many Asian countries battling with the double burden of increasing noninfectious diseases on top of infectious diseases, multiple myeloma (MM) patients presenting with pleural effusion (PE) pose a great diagnostic challenge. Thus, we aimed to analyze the clinical features and practice patterns of such patients. This is a multicenter retrospective study of newly diagnosed MM patients between January 2011 and December 2015. Among 575 MM patients diagnosed during the study period, 80 (13.9%) that were associated with PE were identified and analyzed...
August 11, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794967/pleural-effusion-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-mediastinal-teratoma-a-case-report
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Ebrahim Razi, Aida Imani, Iman Ansari, Tehereh Khamechian, Abdolhossein Davoodabadi
Pleural effusion as one of the most common manifestations of pulmonary diseases is a rare symptom of anterior mediastinal teratoma that might mislead general physicians. In this study we report a rare case of pleural effusion and anterior mediastinal teratoma accompanying each other. The patient was a 21-year-old woman who suffered from dyspnea, cough, fever and manifestations of pleural effusion were obvious in chest X Ray (CXR). Computed tomography scan showed a cystic mass with lipid component. After thoracotomy, a mass was taken out from medial lobe of right lung and the results of pathology showed the mature mediastinal teratoma...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791245/diagnostic-yield-and-safety-of-closed-needle-pleural-biopsy-in-exudative-pleural-effusion
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Govind Singh Rajawat, Supreet Batra, Rajendra Prasad Takhar, Lalit Rathi, Chand Bhandari, Manohar Lal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Closed pleural biopsy was previously considered a procedure of choice in cases of undiagnosed pleural effusion with good efficacy. Currently, the closed pleural biopsy has been replaced by thoracoscopic biopsy but not easily available in resource-limited setups. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield and safety of closed needle pleural biopsy in exudative pleural effusion and assessment of patients' characteristics with the yield of pleural biopsy...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789867/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-segmentation-for-photodynamic-therapy-planning
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Wael Brahim, Makram Mestiri, Nacim Betrouni, Kamel Hamrouni
Medical imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) combined with computer-aided diagnostic processing have already become important part of clinical routine specially for pleural diseases. The segmentation of the thoracic cavity represents an extremely important task in medical imaging for different reasons. Multiple features can be extracted by analyzing the thoracic cavity space and these features are signs of pleural diseases including the malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) which is the main focus of our research...
July 26, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781758/diagnostic-approach-to-pleural-diseases-new-tricks-for-an-old-trade
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REVIEW
Fabien Maldonado, Robert J Lentz, Richard W Light
The burden of pleural diseases has substantially increased in the past decade because of a rise in the incidence of pleural space infections and pleural malignancies in a patient population that is older and more immunocompromised and has more comorbidities. This complexity increasingly requires minimally invasive diagnostic options and tailored management. Implications for patients are such that the limitations of current diagnostic methods need to be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of investigators from the fields of imaging, biology, and engineering...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781319/successful-treatment-of-tafro-syndrome-with-tocilizumab-prednisone-and-cyclophosphamide
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Taku Kikuchi, Takayuki Shimizu, Takaaki Toyama, Ryohei Abe, Shinichiro Okamoto
TAFRO syndrome is a rare systemic inflammatory disease characterized by thrombocytopenia, pleural effusion, fever, renal dysfunction, reticulin fibrosis of the bone marrow, and organomegaly. The clinical course varies significantly among patients. However, the prognosis is usually dismal in patients with severe TAFRO syndrome, and no optimal treatment has yet been established. We herein describe the first case of TAFRO syndrome, which was successfully treated with combination therapy consisting of tocilizumab, prednisone, and cyclophosphamide...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781127/evolution-of-practice-in-the-management-of-parapneumonic-effusion-and-empyema-in-children
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D Griffith, M Boal, T Rogers
AIM: To assess the evolution in management of children with parapneumonic effusion and empyema in a tertiary referral centre. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective case note review of paediatric patients with parapneumonic effusion, pleural effusion and pleural empyema between December 2006 and December 2015. Digital database searches were performed to identify demographic data, referring hospital, radiological and microbiological investigations. Length of stay and morbidity were analysed...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780497/neonatal-management-and-outcome-after-thoracoamniotic-shunt-placement-for-fetal-hydrothorax
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Ruben S G M Witlox, Frans J C M Klumper, Arjan B Te Pas, Erik W van Zwet, Dick Oepkes, Enrico Lopriore
AIM: To evaluate the short-term neonatal outcome after fetal thoracoamniotic shunt placement for isolated hydrothorax. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of infants with isolated hydrothorax treated with thoracoamniotic shunt placement at our fetal therapy centre between 2001 and 2016. RESULTS: In total 48 fetuses were treated with a thoracoamniotic shunt. All fetuses had signs of hydrops at the time of intervention. Median (IQR) gestational age at shunting was 28...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777699/multidetector-ct-for-evaluation-of-the-extrapleural-space
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Mario G Santamarina, Ignacio Beddings, Guillermo V Lermanda Holmgren, Hector Opazo Sanchez, Mariano M Volpacchio
The extrapleural space (EPS) is an anatomic space at the periphery of the chest that can be involved in a number of disease processes. This space lies between the inner surface of the ribs and the parietal pleura and contains adipose tissue, loose connective tissue, lymph nodes, vessels, endothoracic fascia, and the innermost intercostal muscle. It is often overlooked on cross-sectional imaging studies and almost invariably overlooked on conventional radiographic studies. At conventional radiography, the EPS occasionally can be seen when there is extrapleural fat proliferation, which might be confused with pleural thickening or pleural effusion...
August 4, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770121/necrotizing-pneumonia-an-emerging-problem-in-children
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REVIEW
I Brent Masters, Alan F Isles, Keith Grimwood
BACKGROUND: In children, necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is an uncommon, severe complication of pneumonia. It is characterized by destruction of the underlying lung parenchyma resulting in multiple small, thin-walled cavities and is often accompanied by empyema and bronchopleural fistulae. REVIEW: NP in children was first reported in children in 1994, and since then there has been a gradual increase in cases, which is partially explained by greater physician awareness and use of contrast computed tomography (CT) scans, and by temporal changes in circulating respiratory pathogens and antibiotic prescribing...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767989/report-of-a-rare-case-of-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-bilateral-pleural-effusion-diagnosed-via-cervical-lymph-node-biopsy
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Xuchun Liu, Shubin Huang, Guohua Jiang
CONTEXT: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) is a rare disorder that is often benign and self-limiting. There have been reports of co-occurrence of HNL with other diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, hemophagocytic syndrome and antiphospholipid syndrome. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a case in which a patient experienced unexplained fever, swelling of the cervical lymph node and bilateral pleural effusion and was ultimately diagnosed with HNL based on results from a lymph node biopsy...
July 31, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767805/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-undergoing-thoracic-and-abdominal-surgeries
#20
Ana Carolina de Ávila, Romero Fenili
Objective: to determine the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing abdominal and thoracic surgery and investigate the risk factors for their occurrence. Methods: we conducted a prospective, observational and analytical study with all the patients undergoing thoracic and abdominal surgeries at the Santo Antônio Hospital in Blumenau, SC. We collected data from medical records and structured interviews with patients, regarding the characteristics of patients and procedures...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
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