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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808489/what-should-be-the-appropriate-minimal-duration-for-patient-examination-and-evaluation-in-pulmonary-outpatient-clinics
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Benan Musellim, Sermin Borekci, Gulfidan Uzan, Zafer Hasan Ali Sak, Secil Kepil Ozdemir, Goksel Altinisik, Sinem Agca Altunbey, Nazan Sen, Oguz Kilinc, Arzu Yorgancioglu
INTRODUCTION: Patient examinations performed in a limited time period may lead to impairment in patient and physician relationship, defective and erroneous diagnosis, inappropriate prescriptions, less common use of preventive medicine practices, poor patient satisfaction, and increased violent acts against health-care staff. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the appropriate minimal duration of patient examination in the pulmonary practice. METHODS: A total of 49 researchers from ten different study groups of the Turkish Thoracic Society participated in the study...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808486/the-saudi-thoracic-society-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-noncystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Alshimemeri, Abdullah Mobeireek, Amr S Albanna, Nehad N Al Shirawi, Siraj Wali, Khaled Alkattan, Abdulrahman A Alrajhi, Khalid Mobaireek, Hassan S Alorainy, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Anne B Chang, Stefano Aliberti
This is the first guideline developed by the Saudi Thoracic Society for the diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Local experts including pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, and others from adult and pediatric departments provided the best practice evidence recommendations based on the available international and local literature. The main objective of this guideline is to utilize the current published evidence to develop recommendations about management of bronchiectasis suitable to our local health-care system and available resources...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794640/volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-treatment-of-solid-tumors-current-insights
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REVIEW
Gabriella Macchia, Francesco Deodato, Savino Cilla, Silvia Cammelli, Alessandra Guido, Martina Ferioli, Giambattista Siepe, Vincenzo Valentini, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Gabriella Ferrandina
AIM: This article discusses the current use of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) techniques in clinical practice and reviews the available data from clinical outcome studies in different clinical settings. An overview of available literature about clinical outcomes with VMAT stereotactic/radiosurgical treatment is also reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All published manuscripts reporting the use of VMAT in a clinical setting from 2009 to November 2016 were identified...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783764/prognosis-impact-of-clinical-characteristics-in-patients-with-inoperable-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ying Yang, Jun Jia, Zhiwei Sun, Feng Du, Jing Yu, Chuanling Liu, Yanjie Xiao, Xiaodong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Patients with inoperable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) were not homogeneous and their outcomes were widely divergent. There was a lack of identified clinical factors related to prognosis; and there were no previous studies constructing prognosis score to predict survival and guide treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, twelve clinical characteristics of one hundred and twenty inoperable ESCC patients were collected at diagnosis and analyzed by Cox regression model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744321/an-18-f-positron-emitting-fluorescent-cerebrospinal-fluid-probe-for-imaging-damage-to-the-brain-and-spine
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Harikrishna Kommidi, Hua Guo, Nandi Chen, Dohyun Kim, Bin He, Amy P Wu, Omer Aras, Richard Ting
Fluorescein is modified to bear (18)F so that it can act as both a positron emitter, and a fluorophore, allowing detection by positron emission tomography (PET), scintillation, and fluorescent imaging (FL). [(18)F]-2 is injected into the intrathecal space of rats and used to observe the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that bathes the brain and spine. Injury in three different applications is visualized with [(18)F]-2: 1) detection of a 0.7 mm paranasal-sinus CSF leak (CSFL); 2) detection of 0.5 mm puncture damage to the thoracic spine (acute spinal cord injury); and 3) detection of intracerebral hemorrhage/edema because of traumatic brain injury...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743372/is-thoracic-ultrasonography-necessary-in-the-respiratory-medicine-outpatient-clinic
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Aurelio Luis Wangüemert Pérez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734822/icotinib-versus-whole-brain-irradiation-in-patients-with-egfr-mutant-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-multiple-brain-metastases-brain-a-multicentre-phase-3-open-label-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jin-Ji Yang, Caicun Zhou, Yisheng Huang, Jifeng Feng, Sun Lu, Yong Song, Cheng Huang, Gang Wu, Li Zhang, Ying Cheng, Chengping Hu, Gongyan Chen, Li Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Hong Hong Yan, Fen Lai Tan, Wenzhao Zhong, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and multiple brain metastases, whole-brain irradiation (WBI) is a standard-of-care treatment, but its effects on neurocognition are complex and concerning. We compared the efficacy of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), icotinib, versus WBI with or without chemotherapy in a phase 3 trial of patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC and multiple brain metastases. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, parallel randomised controlled trial (BRAIN) at 17 hospitals in China...
July 19, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732541/endobronchial-embolization-for-life-threatening-hemoptysis-with-endobronchial-watanabe-spigot
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Sze Shyang Kho, Swee Kim Chan, Mei Ching Yong, Siew Teck Tie
BACKGROUND: Massive hemoptysis is a common encounter in respiratory medicine. Bronchoscopy plays an important role in localizing the origin of bleeding, as well as endoscopic treatment of centrally located lesions. Endobronchial embolization is a novel technique enabling the management of hemoptysis arising even from peripheral lesions, via occlusion of the culprit bronchus, thereby securing the airway. Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot had been advocate in the treatment of bronchopleural fistula and the use of this novel technique had since then been expanded into the management of massive hemoptysis...
July 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728716/thoracic-trauma-injuries-evaluation-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Joseph J Platz, Loic Fabricant, Mitch Norotsky
Thoracic injury is common in high-energy and low-energy trauma, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Evaluation requires a systematic approach prioritizing airway, respiration, and circulation. Chest injuries have the potential to progress rapidly and require prompt procedural intervention. For the diagnosis of nonemergent injuries, a careful secondary survey is essential. Although medicine and trauma management have evolved throughout the decades, the basics of thoracic trauma care have remained the same...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714282/variability-of-4d-flow-parameters-when-subjected-to-changes-in-mri-acquisition-parameters-using-a-realistic-thoracic-aortic-phantom
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Cristian Montalba, Jesus Urbina, Julio Sotelo, Marcelo E Andia, Cristian Tejos, Pablo Irarrazaval, Daniel E Hurtado, Israel Valverde, Sergio Uribe
PURPOSE: To assess the variability of peak flow, mean velocity, stroke volume, and wall shear stress measurements derived from 3D cine phase contrast (4D flow) sequences under different conditions of spatial and temporal resolutions. METHODS: We performed controlled experiments using a thoracic aortic phantom. The phantom was connected to a pulsatile flow pump, which simulated nine physiological conditions. For each condition, 4D flow data were acquired with different spatial and temporal resolutions...
July 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703064/guidance-on-oxygen-use-in-adults
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Kimberley Hackett
Essential facts Oxygen is one of the most commonly used drugs in emergency medicine and before publication of the first British Thoracic Society (BTS) 2008 guideline, emergency departments and ambulance services gave oxygen to almost all breathless or seriously ill patients.
July 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673474/new-developments-and-future-challenges-of-nuclear-medicine-and-molecular-imaging-for-pulmonary-embolism
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Pierre-Yves Le Roux, Philippe Robin, Pierre-Yves Salaun
Although widely validated, current tests for pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosis, i.e. computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and V/Q planar scintigraphy, have some limitations. Drawbacks of CTPA include the radiation dose, some contra indications and a rising concern about a possible overdiagnosis/overtreatment of PE. On the other hand, V/Q planar scintigraphy has a high rate of non-diagnostic tests responsible for complex diagnostic algorithms. Since the PIOPED study, imaging equipment and radiopharmaceuticals have greatly evolved allowing the introduction of techniques that improve imaging of lung ventilation and perfusion...
June 27, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669788/the-effect-of-gender-on-resident-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
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Shari L Meyerson, Joel M Sternbach, Joseph B Zwischenberger, Edward M Bender
OBJECTIVE: Discrimination against women training in medicine and surgery has been subjectively described for decades. This study objectively documents gender differences in the degree of autonomy given to thoracic surgery trainees in the operating room. DESIGN: Thoracic surgery residents and faculty underwent frame of reference training on the use of the 4-point Zwisch scale to measure operative autonomy. Residents and faculty then submitted evaluations of their perception of autonomy granted for individual operations as well as operative difficulty on a real-time basis using the "Zwisch Me!!" mobile application...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667524/low-evaluation-rate-for-osteoporosis-among-patients-presenting-with-a-rib-fracture
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Whang Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Seung Hoo Lee, Jin Woo Park, Kahyun Kim, Goo Hyun Baek
This study in a regional hospital setting found a low evaluation rate for osteoporosis among patients presenting with a rib fracture. Increased emphasis or education for osteoporosis evaluation may be necessary in case of rib fractures. INTRODUCTION: Rib fractures from a low-energy trauma are common in the elderly, and a history of rib fracture has been reported to increase the risk for a subsequent osteoporotic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how many of the patients presenting with an isolated rib fracture were being evaluated for osteoporosis and the risk for a subsequent fracture...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641357/-the-german-thorax-registry-implementation-of-an-established-tool-of-perioperative-health-care-research
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Jérôme Defosse, Mark Schieren, Torsten Loop, Cerstin Arndt, Rainer Röhrig, Erich Stoelben, Corinna Ludwig, Alexander Schleppers, Frank Wappler, Mark Gerbershagen, Alberto Lopez-Pastorini
The collection of clinical treatment data in registry databases is an important aspect of health services research. It allows for a critical evaluation of the safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of clinical treatment concepts in large patient populations. The findings of registry research represent real-world patients and treatment structures as they are not limited by strict inclusion criteria or unrealistic conditions as applied in prospective clinical trials. The implementation of the German Thorax Registry has enabled the collection and analysis of data on the interdisciplinary care (thoracic surgery, anaesthesiology, intensive care, pain management) of patients undergoing thoracic surgery...
June 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637955/fine-structure-of-human-thoracic-duct-as-revealed-by-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Tomohiro Chiba, Hirokazu Narita, Hiroshi Shimoda
Little information has been available regarding microanatomy of human thoracic duct in spite of the importance for an understanding of pathophysiology in clinical medicine. The present study demonstrated a fine structure of human thoracic duct system by light and scanning electron microscopy. A number of longitudinal or spiral ridges and grooves were formed on luminal surfaces of the lymphangia and lymph sac, it likely facilitating fluent lymph flow. The endothelial cells displayed various cell shapes in compliance with their distributed regions...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637292/ten-year-real-life-effectiveness-of-coronary-artery-bypass-using-radial-artery-or-great-saphenous-vein-grafts-in-a-single-centre-chinese-hospital
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Yunpeng Zhu, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Jun Liu, Junfeng Cai, Mi Zhou, Qiang Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Long-term effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting using radial artery (RA) or great saphenous vein (SVG) grafts as a second conduit was compared. METHODS: Patients received simple elective off-pump coronary artery bypass involving both the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) and the left anterior descending artery between January 1999 and December 2005 at Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China. RA graft patients ( n  = 147 LITA + RA and n  = 61 LITA + RA + SVG) were matched with SVG graft patients ( n  = 208 LITA + SVG)...
June 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622165/thoracic-imaging-after-bariatric-surgery
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Samuel J Galgano, Sushilkumar K Sonavane, Rupan Sanyal, Satinder P Singh, Christine O Menias, Sanjeev Bhalla
Obesity and its association with long-term health problems constitutes one of the major challenges in medicine. Though diet regulation and exercise are the primary treatment strategies, surgery is the most reliable long-term solution. Although bariatric surgical complications continue to decline, prompt recognition is essential to optimize patient outcomes. Despite their relative rarity, it is important to recognize thoracic complications, as several of these can result in severe morbidity and mortality. This article describes common bariatric surgical procedures performed, their expected postoperative appearances, and intrathoracic complications...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621602/resolution-of-nonurine-transudative-pleural-effusion-in-a-cat-after-removal-of-a-hydronephrotic-kidney
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Maura E Duffy, Andrew J Specht, Ahmira R Torres, May-Li Cuypers
CASE DESCRIPTION A 3-year-old spayed female Bengal cat was evaluated because of a history of bilateral pleural effusion and hydronephrosis of the right kidney. CLINICAL FINDINGS Cytologic analysis of a pleural fluid sample revealed characteristics of a pure transudate with a high percentage of lymphocytes. Results of fluid biochemical testing were not consistent with urine or chyle. Serum biochemical analysis and echocardiography yielded no evidence of hypoalbuminemia or high hydrostatic pressure secondary to cardiac disease...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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