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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063125/-structured-bedside-ultrasound-in-intensive-care-medicine
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992906/renal-amyloidosis-associated-with-kartagener-syndrome-in-a-dog
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893806/low-dose-intrapleural-alteplase-without-deoxyribonuclease-in-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-case-series-and-literature-reviews
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879075/endobronchial-ultrasound-convex-probe-for-lymphoma-sarcoidosis-lung-cancer-and-other-thoracic-entities-a-case-series
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790097/rare-combination-of-left-sided-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-omphalocele
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782198/postmortem-examination-of-human-fetuses-a-comparison-of-2-dimensional-ultrasound-with-invasive-autopsy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752536/multimodality-imaging-of-primary-ureteral-hemangiosarcoma-with-thoracic-metastasis-in-an-adult-dog
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680698/non-iatrogenic-traumatic-isolated-bilothorax-in-a-cat
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596924/an-unusual-case-of-pancreatic-metastasis-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-diagnosed-by-eus-guided-fine-needle-biopsy
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588332/diaphragmatic-hernia-in-a-pet-chinchilla-chinchilla-lanigera
#11
Jessica Aymen, Isabelle Langlois, Isabelle Lanthier
A 10-year-old pet chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) was referred for ultrasound investigation of a thoracic mass. The mass was initially believed to be a pulmonary abscess or tumor based on radiographs and ultrasound. Cytological examination suggested the presence of a gastrointestinal structure in the thorax, and necropsy revealed a true diaphragmatic hernia subdividing the stomach into thoracic and abdominal portions.
June 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562377/the-value-of-18f-dopa-pet-ct-in-patients-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-increased-calcitonin-values
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Anja T Golubić, Eva Pasini Nemir, Marijan Žuvić, Andrea Mutvar, Sanja Kusačić Kuna, Marija Despot, Tatjana Samardžić, Dražen Huić
AIM: The aim of this prospective observational study was to examine the benefit of a fluorine-18-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine (F-DOPA) PET/computed tomography (CT) scan in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in terms of increased calcitonin levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight MTC patients after initial total thyreoidectomy with increasing follow-up calcitonin levels suggestive for active disease after negative conventional imaging findings (neck ultrasound or thorax, abdomen, pelvis multislice computed tomography as standard imaging) were scanned using F-DOPA PET/CT from November 2012 to April 2016...
May 30, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522112/correlation-of-b-lines-on-ultrasonography-with-interstitial-lung-disease-on-chest-radiography-and-ct-imaging
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Theodore J Dubinsky, Hardik Shah, Rachelle Sonneborn, Daniel S Hippe
BACKGROUND: We prospectively identified B-lines in patients undergoing ultrasonographic (US) examinations following liver transplantation who also had chest radiography (CXR) or chest CT imaging, or both, on the same day to determine if an association between the presence of B-lines from the thorax on US images correlates with the presence of lung abnormalities on CXR. METHODS: Following institutional review board (IRB) approval, patients who received liver transplants and underwent routine US examinations and chest radiography or CT imaging, or both, on the same day between January 1, 2015 through July 1, 2016 were prospectively identified...
May 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491449/metastatic-pulmonary-carcinomas-in-cats-feline-lung-digit-syndrome-further-variations-on-a-theme
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Elizabeth Thrift, Chris Greenwell, Audra-Lynne Turner, Andrea M Harvey, Donna Maher, Richard Malik
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: The aim of this retrospective case series was to describe seven cases where cats with primary lung tumours were presented because of metastases to extra-pulmonary sites ('feline lung-digit syndrome'). Specifically, we wanted to emphasise less typical case descriptions where tumour emboli resulted in lesions developing in the musculature (including the muscles of the head), skin or distal aorta. RELEVANCE AND NOVEL INFORMATION: The cases are presented to increase clinical awareness of this entity in feline practice, especially when characteristic combinations of clinical signs are present...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438750/intradiaphragmatic-hybrid-lesion-surgical-decision-making-and-value-of-minimal-invasive-surgery
#15
Blanca Schuster, Stefan Gerhard Holland-Cunz, Peter Zimmermann
Hybrid lesions (HLs) have elements of congenital pulmonary airway malformation and extrapulmonary sequestration (EPS) and belong to the congenital lung lesions. EPS usually arises in the thorax or the abdomen but rarely in the diaphragm. The preoperative diagnostic work-up based on chest radiograph, ultrasound (US) and CT often shows imprecise results. Therefore, the exact localisation of the lesion can only be ascertained intraoperatively. Here we present a patient, with an intradiaphragmatic HL, and demonstrate the difficulties of surgical decision making regarding the localisation of the lesion and discuss the value of minimal invasive surgery...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376423/a-single-thyroid-nodule-revealing-early-metastases-from-clear-cell-renal-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Marino Di Furia, Andrea Della Penna, Andrea Salvatorelli, Marco Clementi, Stefano Guadagni
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of an incidental solitary renal cancer cell (RCC) thyroid metastatic nodule treated by thyroidectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 53 year male presented with a solitary, asymptomatic thyroid nodule. He was treated with left nephrectomy 1 year before for a RCC. Radiological standard follow-up was negative for secondary lesions but ultrasound (US) 12 months after surgery revealed a 1.5cm solid nodule in the right lobe of the gland. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) was inadequate and the patient was submitted to total thyroidectomy...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343908/-fetal-mri-practices-in-a-university-prenatal-center
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A Fievet, B Morel, C Sembély-Taveau, B Thoreau, F Perrotin, D Sirinelli
OBJECTIVES: Fetal MRI is a third intention examination to prenatal diagnosis. If its diagnostic value is well known in many pathologies, its place in the management of pregnancies remains unclear. METHODS: We collected retrospectively demographical, radiological (fetal MRI indications, fetal anatomical region and diagnostic information provided by fetal MRI) and obstetrical data of pregnant patients in university prenatal center during a 5 years' period. RESULTS: Among 2439 patients of the prenatal center, 196 (8%) patients with fetal MRI were included...
May 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280627/minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-with-right-aortic-arch
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Jeremy Linson, Michael Latzko, Bestoun Ahmed, Ziad Awad
Right aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital vascular abnormality in which the aorta descends in the right thorax and encircles the esophagus. Historically, esophagectomy for patients for RAA is done through a left thoracotomy as exposure and mobilization of the esophagus is difficult through a right thoracotomy. A 73-year-old male was found to have an esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a T3N0 lesion in the lower third of the esophagus. PET CT demonstrated a circumferential lesion without evidence of distant disease or involved lymph nodes and a RAA which was not associated with congenital heart disease or symptoms...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242965/role-of-ultrasound-based-prenatal-prediction-of-pulmonary-function-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-does-it-have-prognostic-significance-postnatally
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Nupur Shah, Sujit Chowdhary, Anita Kaul
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in India is 1 in 1000. About 60 % of these are isolated, and the survival prognosis in them depends upon the quantum of contralateral functional lung. Out of the various pulmonary and extrapulmonary sonological predictors, observed to expected lung-head ratio (O/E LHR) is an efficient gestation-independent predictor of pulmonary function. This study was carried out to see the correlation of this prenatal predictor with the postnatal outcome depending on the pulmonary function...
February 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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