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T R Dunn, T L Ollivett, D L Renaud, K E Leslie, S J LeBlanc, T F Duffield, D F Kelton
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a complex disease process and many reports emphasize the negative implications of clinical BRD in dairy calves. Early diagnosis can be difficult because of inconsistent or absent clinical signs; however, the use thoracic ultrasonography has the potential to improve detection of respiratory disease. Earlier detection of BRD may result in actions to improve calf welfare and production. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to determine if lung consolidation (LC) in young dairy calves influenced age at first calving (AFC), first-lactation milk production, and survival to the end of first lactation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Vivek Wadhawa, Jigar Shah, Chirag Doshi, Jaydip Ramani, Ketav Lakhia, Divyesh Rathod, Reema Tavar, Jignesh Kothari
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with the presentation and management of cardiac echinococcosis and the outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from January 2012 to September 2017 in 10 patients operated on for cardiac echinococcosis. There were 6 men and 4 women; the age range was 17-55 years (mean age, 35.9 ± 12.04 years). Among the 10 patients, 3 had multiple cysts and of the 7 patients with a solitary cyst, 5 cysts were in the left ventricle, 1 was in the right ventricle and 1 was in the interventricular septum...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Hichem Jerraya, Ali Gaja, Mehdi Khalfallah, Chadli Dziri
Primitive hydatid disease of diaphragm is very rare. The preoperative diagnosis of this hydatid location represents a challenge for the radiologist. We reported a case of primitive hydatid cyst of the diaphragm not associated with other hydatid localizations which was diagnosed preoperatively. A 70 year-old woman with no previous medical history, complained of abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant for 7 months. The physical exam and the laboratory tests were unremarkable. Abdominal ultrasound showed multiloculated cystic lesion which appeared to be located in the hepatic dome suggestive of hydatid cyst of the liver...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Lucio Dell'Atti, Andrea Benedetto Galosi
Intrathoracic kidney is a partial or complete displacement of the kidney above the hemidiaphragm into the mediastinal compartment of the thorax. It is usually seen as an incidental finding discovered on chest radiograph or abdominal ultrasound. However computed tomography consents the correct detection of intrathoracic masses and defines their shape, size, and extent. We here report a case of ectopic thoracic kidney in a 22-year-old man who had a long history of scrotal discomfort associated with right varicocele...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Guo Xiang Jonathan Teh, Damien Tan, Jen Lock Khor, Wei Keat Wan, Yu Tien Wang
Metastasis to the esophagus from a distant primary cancer is a rare manifestation in a patient with a history of oncological disease presenting with obstructive upper gastrointestinal symptoms. Computed tomography of the thorax or esophagogastroduodenoscopy can be non-diagnostic as the disease tends to be submucosal. In such a situation, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration (FNA) can be directed to characterize and sample the submucosal esophageal lesion. We present a case series of metastatic esophageal strictures diagnosed with EUS and FNA...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
January 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Shao-Feng Liao, Pai-Jung Chen, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Ching-Hsing Lee
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been a rapidly growing and broadly used modality in recent decades. The purpose of this study was to determine how POCUS is incorporated into clinical medicine by analyzing trends of use in the published literature. METHODS: POCUS-related publications were retrieved from the Web of Science (WoS) database. The search results were ranked according to the number of times an article was cited during three time frames and average annual number of citations...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Brittany Dixon, Eben Clattenburg, Arun Nagdev
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society Guidelines recommend prompt and effective multimodal analgesia for rib fractures that combines regional anesthesia (RA) techniques with pharmacotherapy to treat pain, optimize pulmonary function, and reduce opioid related complications. However, RA techniques such as epidurals and paravertebral blocks, are generally underutilized or unavailable for emergency department (ED) patients. The recently described serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a promising technique, but failures with posterior rib fractures have been observed...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
William Beaubien-Souligny, Maxime Rhéaume, Marie-Christine Blondin, Shérine El-Barnachawy, Annik Fortier, Jean Éthier, Louis Legault, André Y Denault
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload leading to pulmonary congestion is an important issue in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study aimed to determine if a simplified method of extravascular lung water assessment using ultrasound provided clinically relevant information. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 47 patients from a single hemodialysis center. Pulmonary ultrasound was performed before and after 2 hemodialysis sessions in 28 regions on the thorax. The B-line score was defined as the percentage regions where B-lines were present...
December 7, 2017: Blood Purification
D Hempel, R Pfister, G Michels
The so-called point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is of increasing importance for diagnostics and therapy control in intensive care medicine. Based on focused thorax sonography, echocardiography, and abdominal sonography, the most important working and differential diagnoses can be demonstrated or excluded depending on the leading symptom. Sonographic-based algorithms allow a structured evaluation especially of patients with the common leading symptoms dyspnea and thoracic pain.
November 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Bartolo Celona, Chiara Crinò, Carmelo Bruno, Simona Di Pietro, Elisabetta Giudice
A 4-year-old cocker spaniel, male, of 12kg body weight was presented because of the onset of polyuria or polydipsia. From the first months of its life, the dog had exhibited constant serous to mucopurulent nasal discharge, productive cough, sneezing, reverse sneezing, otitis, and recurrent episodes of fever. The respiratory signs had been treated several times with antibiotics, without ever achieving a complete resolution. Clinical examination revealed normal rectal temperature (38.3°C), increased respiratory rate (40breaths/min), a copious mucous nasal discharge and right deviation of the heart apex beat (ictus cordis)...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
Carol Lai, Nurashikin Mohammad, Tidi Maharani Hassan, Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid
This case series reviews two cases of elderly patients who presented with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Clinical examinations and initial chest radiographs confirmed unilateral pleural effusion. Thoracenteses were consistent with exudative pleural effusion. We commenced intravenous antibiotics treating for parapneumonic effusions. The first case showed persistent effusion despite drainage, and the second case had a little aspirate from pleural tapping. Subsequent ultrasound of the thorax showed multiloculated effusions...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Paul Zarogoulidis, Haidong Huang, Chong Bai, Christoforos Kosmidis, Georgia Trakada, Lemonia Veletza, Theodora Tsiouda, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Evangelia Athanasiou, Dimitris Hatzibougias, Anastasios Kallianos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Liana Papaemmanouil, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt
Endobronchial ultrasound endoscopy is a state of the art diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the thorax. Firstly it was designed mainly for the staging of lung cancer and of course for the diagnosis of suspicious findings in large central airways. The main limitation of the equipment is the diameter of the instrument and therefore it can only be guided through large airways. However; the diameter of the working channel also provides a large tissue sample nowadays with the 19G biopsy needle. We will provide our experience with the 22G needle of the endobronchial convex-probe in several medical situations of the thorax...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Yuet Yee Chee, Siu Chun Mabel Wong, Ming Sum Rosanna Wong
We reported a rare case of left-sided posterolateral congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and omphalocele, which is not associated with chromosomal abnormalities or other syndromes. Omphalocele was detected antenatally (CDH was not detected in antenatal ultrasound). The patient suffered from respiratory failure secondary to severe pulmonary hypertension. As the combination of CDH and omphalocele is rare and with the abdominal content herniating into the omphalocele instead of the thorax, antenatal diagnosis of such condition can be difficult...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Xin Kang, Susan C Shelmerdine, Ivan Hurtado, Elisa Bevilacqua, Ciaran Hutchinson, Uday Mandalia, Valerie Segers, Teresa Cos Sanchez, Mieke M Cannie, Andrew Carlin, Neil J Sebire, Owen J Arthurs, Jacques C Jani
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic usefulness of postmortem ultrasound with invasive autopsy in fetuses at different gestational ages. METHODS: We performed postmortem 2-dimensional ultrasound on 163 fetuses at 13-42 weeks gestation, blinded to clinical details. Logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the effect on non-diagnostic results of gestational age during postmortem ultrasound, presence of maceration, and cause of death. In 123 cases where invasive autopsy was available, the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in detecting major organ abnormalities was evaluated, using invasive autopsy as a gold standard...
August 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Daniele Troiano, Micaela Zarelli
A 12-year-old spayed female standard Poodle was presented for investigation of severe hematuria. Abdominal ultrasound and thoracic and abdominal computed tomography identified severe hydronephrosis due to an obstructive ureteral mass with no evidence of metastasis. Histological examination after nephrectomy and ureterectomy confirmed an obstructive ureteral hemangiosarcoma. Forty days after surgery, the dog was presented with severe dyspnea. Survey radiographs of the thorax revealed a severe diffuse nodular interstitial pattern...
July 27, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Ronan A Mullins, Marc A Barandun, Barbara Gallagher, Laura C Cuddy
CASE SUMMARY: A 6-month-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented for evaluation of suspected bite wounds over the right caudal thorax and left cranial flank. Thoracic radiographs identified a mild right-sided pneumothorax, a small volume of right-sided pleural effusion, with increased soft tissue opacity in the right cranial and middle lung lobes. Abdominal ultrasound identified a very small gall bladder and several small pockets of free peritoneal fluid. Cytological analysis of peritoneal fluid was consistent with a modified transudate...
January 2017: JFMS Open Reports
Takuya Ishikawa, Yoshiki Hirooka, Carolin J Teman, Hidemi Goto, Paul J Belletrutti
We report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and weight loss, with initial imaging showing simultaneous mass lesions in the pancreas and lungs along with extensive lymphadenopathy in the thorax up to the left supraclavicular region. Core biopsies of the left supraclavicular lymph node showed squamous cell carcinoma, which required differentiation between secondary and primary pancreatic neoplasms. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling using a novel fine needle biopsy system was key to making a definite histological diagnosis and determining the best treatment plan...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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