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Shun Gao, Ruili Zhao, Qin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical feature and diagnostic criteria of Kartagener syndrome, and related treatment of sinusitis and nasal polyps. METHOD: The clinical data of 5 patients which were diagnosed as complete Kartagener syndromen in The forth hosipital of Hebei medical university were analyzed retrospectively. The first symptom of these patients was sinusitis. All of them accepted cardiac apical auscultation, X ray of orthophoria chest film and chest CT plain scan examination before diagnosis...
January 2013: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Bülent Durdu, Yasemin Durdu, Nuray Güleç, Filiz Islim, Mualla Biçer
Shewanella putrefaciens is a gram-negative, non-fermentative, oxidase positive, motile bacillus that produces hydrogen sulphide. It is found widely in the nature especially in marine environments. Although it is accepted as saprophytic, different clinical syndromes, most commonly skin or soft tissue infections, have been associated with S.putrefaciens, mainly in immunocompromised cases and patients with underlying diseases. However, pneumonia cases due to S.putrefaciens are quite limited in the literature. In this report, a case of pneumonia caused by S...
January 2012: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Heikki Koskela, Minna Purokivi
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of mucus into the lungs in bronchiectasis lowers the patients' quality of life. Hypertonic aerosols stimulate the removal of mucus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 37 bronchiectasis patients without cystic fibrosis inhaled 4 ml of a 6 per cent saline solution twice a day for three months. Amount of coughs, PEF values and oxygen saturation associated with the first inhalation were measured. Quality of life was assessed by the SGRQ (St George's Respiratory Questionnaire)...
2011: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Koa Hosoki, Takao Fujisawa, Sawako Masuda, Satoko Usui, Hiroaki Ito, Mizuho Nagao, Akihiko Terada, Kousei Iguchi, Satoru Ogawa, Kaname Nakatani, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
We report a case of 18-old girl with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) who had been diagnosed as asthma. Since birth, she had presented with unexplained productive cough, sputum, rhinorrhea, and stridor with situs solitus. Her familial history was negative for PCD. At 2 years of age, ciliary beat frequency and beat pattern were normal. She was diagnosed as rhinosinusitis, chronic secretory otitis media. At 3 years of age, she was diagnosed as asthma because of wheezing not associated with respiratory infection...
July 2010: Arerugī, [Allergy]
M Sirmali, S Karasu, S Gezer, H Türüt, G Findik, G Oz, K Aydogdu, S Kaya, A I Tastepe, N Karaoglanoglu
BACKGROUND: Completion pneumonectomy performed for benign causes is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. We analyzed the patients who underwent completion pneumonectomy procedure for bronchiectasis, which constitutes a specific benign condition, together with the indications for surgery, the difficulties encountered during operations and the postoperative results. METHODS: Records of all patients who underwent completion pneumonectomy for the diagnosis of brochiectasis between January 1991 and April 2006 at the thoracic surgery clinic of a training and research hospital specializing in chest diseases and chest surgery were retrospectively evaluated...
June 2008: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
U Kolyvanos Naumann, C Steurer-Stey, L Käser, W Vetter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2007: Praxis
Martina Heckmann, Michael Uder, Bernhard Kramann, Marc Heinrich
Bronchiectasis is defined as localized irreversible dilatation of the bronchial tree. Brochiectasis has been associated with a wide variety of causes, but it is mostly caused by acute, chronic or recurrent infections. This paper should give a review about the manifestation of bronchiectasis and bronchioloectasis in HR-CT and discuss the causing entities. However, integration of bronchiectasis and other HR-CT findings may enable a narrower differential diagnosis, in some cases it is possible to give the correct diagnose directly...
2006: Röntgenpraxis; Zeitschrift Für Radiologische Technik
Mohammed Khalid, Sarfraz Saleemi, Mohammed Zeitouni, Saleh Al Dammas, Muhammad Rehan Khaliq
BACKGROUND: Extensive research has been devoted to cystic fibrosis-related brochiectasis, compared with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis but the latter is more common and results in significant morbidity and mortality. We assessed the relationship between pulmonary function test (PFT) findings and sputum bacteriology, blood gases, number of hospital admissions and mortality in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bonchiectasis (NCFB). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 88 consecutive patients admitted with exacerbation of bronchiectasis over 5 years from 1996 to 2001...
July 2004: Annals of Saudi Medicine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1959: Zhonghua Fang She Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Radiology
O Säynäjäkangas, M Järvinen, A Piilonen, T Keistinen, T Tuuponen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1998: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
H Takahashi, M Sagawa, M Sato, A Sakurada, C Endo, M Minowa, S Sugawara, Y Saito, S Fujimura
Nineteen patients with diseases in peripheral lung fields, including 14 with lung cancer, 1 brochiectasis, 1 with pleural effusion, 1 with sclerosing haemangioma and 2 with inflammatory lung diseases were examined with transtracheobronchial endoscopic ultrasonography (TUS) using an Olympus EU-M 20 and UM-2 R (12 MHz) or UM-3 R (30 MHz). The internal structures of the lesions, including necrosis and bronchial tissues, were readily observable, as were the intrapulmonary lymph nodes, including the swollen and heterogenous internal structures of metastatic lymph nodes...
October 1998: Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai Zasshi, the Journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
P L Khong, W C Peh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1996: Singapore Medical Journal
G H Roditi, J Weir
This study set out to determine the frequency of tracheomegaly in brochiectasis as judged by high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) while determining whether the published normal tracheal dimensions derived from radiographic data can be used for CT diagnosis. Seventy-five consecutive adults referred for CT assessment of possible bronchiectasis were studied and compared with a control group of 75 adults being staged for lymphoma. The internal tracheal diameters at aortic arch level of the control group correspond with published radiographic data and using these measurements, 7/42 (17%) patients with bronchiectasis were found to have tracheomegaly, while two of the 33 'symptomatic' patients (i...
September 1994: Clinical Radiology
M S Lin, J J Hwang, I W Chong, M S Tsai
Aspergillus-associated pulmonary diseases are aspergilloma, invasive aspergillosis, and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is caused by a complex of immunologic reactions to the presence of the Aspergillus species colonizing the bronchial trees. The disease is not common in Taiwan. The major diagnostic criteria for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis are 1) bronchial asthma, 2) pulmonary infiltration, 3) peripheral eosinophilia, 4) positive skin test to Aspergillus fumigatus, 5) serum precipitin to Aspergillus fumigatus, 6) elevated serum Ig E, and 7) central bronchiectasis...
August 1995: Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue za Zhi, the Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
S A McKenzie, D J Allison, M P Singh, S Godfrey
Seventeen children with unilateral hyperlucent lungs were referred for investigation. Of the 11 who had a referring diagnosis of possible Macleod's syndrome only two were shown to have post-viral bronchiolitis. Three of the 11 had conditions that required surgical treatment and a further two with brochiectasis were treated medically. To avoid confusion we suggest that Macleod's syndrome is reserved exclusively for children with post-viral bronchiolitis. Radioisotopic regional lung function studies were useful in the investigation of the subjects from three points of view...
October 1980: Thorax
E M Nepomniashchaia, E R Orekhov, D A Usubian
The paper deals with 6 cases of intralobar pulmonary sequestration that is a rare developmental defect accompanied by other anomalies and tumors. In 4 cases, the diagnosis was made on the basis of X-ray and bronchologic examinations before surgery, in 2 cases, during the surgery. The morphologic features were found to be cystic formations accompanied by chronic inflammation in the lung tissue, cylindrical brochiectasis along with celomic cyst of the pericardium and microcarcinoid in the cyst wall.
1989: Arkhiv Patologii
A Perruchoud, K Kobza, C Kopp, M Mihatsch, H Herzog
13 cases of deep candidiasis (two or more positive blood cultures or histological evidence) are reported. The patients were hospitalized because of respiratory problems (pneumonia, neuromuscular respiratory failure, bronchial carcinoma, brochiectasis, chronic bronchitis and acute laryngitis). Frequency, clinical signs and symptoms and therapy are discussed. The importance of early diagnosis is stressed.
February 12, 1977: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
A D Barton, K Ryder, R V Lourenço, W Dralle, S G Weiss
In cystic fibrosis there is chronic infection and inflammatory reaction in the airways, accompanied by destruction and shedding of airway epithelium. Leukocytes migrate into the airways and some disintegrate, liberating deoxyribonucleoprotein that is incorporated into the gel structure of the bronchial mucus. We compared the status of these processes in cystic fibrosis with that in chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis, by examining the sputum raised from the lower airways. Measurements also were made on sputum induced in normal subjects...
September 1976: Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
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