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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216863/efficacy-and-safety-of-povidone-iodine-pleurodesis-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Hadi Kahrom, Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Asgari, Mahdi Kahrom
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is determined by the detection of malignant cells in pleural fluid or pleural tissue. Neoplasm of lung, breast, ovary and lymphoma are the causes of more than 75% of MPE. Pleurodesis is a usual technique in the management of MPE to achieve a symphysis between two layers of the pleura, and various chemical agents have been used in an attempt to produce pleurodesis. With regard to complications and limitations of these sclerosing agents, efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine have been investigated in this study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214793/evaluation-of-timing-and-route-of-epinephrine-in-a-neonatal-model-of-asphyxial-arrest
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Payam Vali, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Sylvia Gugino, Carmon Koenigsknecht, Justin Helman, William J Jusko, Bobby Mathew, Sara Berkelhamer, Jayasree Nair, Myra H Wyckoff, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine administered by low umbilical venous catheter (UVC) or endotracheal tube (ETT) is indicated in neonates who fail to respond to positive pressure ventilation and chest compressions at birth. Pharmacokinetics of ETT epinephrine via fluid-filled lungs or UVC epinephrine in the presence of fetal shunts is unknown. We hypothesized that epinephrine administered by ETT or low UVC results in plasma epinephrine concentrations and rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) similar to right atrial (RA) epinephrine...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213995/thoracoscopic-division-of-vascular-rings
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Kevin M Riggle, Samuel E Rice-Townsend, John Ht Waldhausen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Vascular rings are traditionally treated via an open thoracotomy. In recent years the use of thoracoscopy has increased. Herein we report our experience with thoracoscopic division of vascular rings in pediatric patients. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent thoracoscopic or open division of a vascular ring at our institution between 2007 and 2015. We analyzed patient demographics, presenting symptoms, diagnostic imaging modality, ring anatomy, operative details, complications, and symptom resolution...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207186/skin-conductance-as-a-pain-assessment-tool-during-chest-tube-removal-an-observational-study
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J O Hansen, H Storm, A Boglino-Hörlin, M Le Guen, E Gayat, M Fischler
BACKGROUND: Skin conductance variability to assess pain has shown varying results. Skin conductance responses per second (SCR) during a standardized painful stimulus in awake adults may give further understanding of the method's validity. The purpose of this study was to validate the SCR with the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain (P-VAS) and anxiety (A-VAS) during chest tube removal (CTR). METHODS: Ninety-five patients receiving epidural or non-epidural treatment, scheduled for CTR, were studied...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205513/analysis-of-uncertainties-in-monte-carlo-simulated-organ-and-effective-dose-in-chest-ct-scanner-and-scan-related-factors
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John Muryn, Ashraf Morgan, Chris Liptak, Frank Dong, Paul Segars, Andrew Primak, Xiang Li
In Monte Carlo simulation of CT dose, many input parameters are required (e.g., bowtie filter properties and scan start/end location). Our goal was to examine the uncertainties in patient dose when input parameters were inaccurate. Using a validated Monte Carlo program, organ dose from a chest CT scan was simulated for an average-size female phantom using a reference set of input parameter values (treated as the truth). Additional simulations were performed in which errors were purposely introduced into the input parameter values...
February 16, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205035/serial-improvement-of-quality-metrics-in-pediatric-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-congenital-lung-malformation-an-analysis-of-learning-curve
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Samina Park, Eung Re Kim, Yoohwa Hwang, Hyun Joo Lee, In Kyu Park, Young Tae Kim, Chang Hyun Kang
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resection in children is a technically demanding procedure that requires a relatively long learning period. This study aimed to evaluate the serial improvement of quality metrics according to case volume experience in pediatric VATS pulmonary resection of congenital lung malformation (CLM). Methods VATS anatomical resection in CLM was attempted in 200 consecutive patients. The learning curve for the operative time was modeled by cumulative sum analysis. Quality metrics were used to measure technical achievement and efficiency outcomes...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203426/a-novel-technique-for-chest-drain-removal-using-a-two-layer-method-with-triclosan-coated-sutures
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Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Taichiro Goto
In thoracic surgery, a thoracic drain is always inserted after the surgical procedure. Repair of the wound after removal of the thoracic tube is performed postoperatively, but no universally standard methods currently exists for this tube removal. Here we report a technique using triclosan-coated sutures that is used in thoracic surgery in our hospital. There are several advantages of this technique. First, there is no need for stitches removal on follow-up. Second, it prevents the leakage of pleural exudate because of the tight two-layer sutures...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199675/coil-embolization-for-pulmonary-artery-injury-caused-by-chest-tube-drainage
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Shunsuke Shigefuku, Yujin Kudo, Toru Saguchi, Junichi Maeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185770/pulmonary-intraparenchymal-blood-patching-decreases-the-rate-of-pneumothorax-related-complications-following-percutaneous-ct-guided-needle-biopsy
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Peter Graffy, Scott B Loomis, Perry J Pickhardt, Meghan G Lubner, Douglas R Kitchin, Fred T Lee, J Louis Hinshaw
PURPOSE: To investigate whether an autologous intraparenchymal blood patch (IPB) reduces the rate of pneumothorax-related complications associated with computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 834 patients: 482 who received an IPB and 352 who did not. Retrospective review was performed of all CT-guided lung biopsies performed at a single institution between August 2006 and September 2013. Patients were excluded if no aerated lung was crossed...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179605/the-effects-of-different-bmi-on-blood-loss-and-transfusions-in-chinese-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Mingya Wang, Ming Chen, Hushan Ao, Sipeng Chen, Zhifa Wang
OBJECTIVE: Blood loss is a predictor of outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study investigated the effects of body mass index (BMI) on blood loss, blood transfusion rate, and the variations in coagulation parameters of Chinese patients undergoing CABG. METHODS: A total of 1007 Chinese patients who consecutively underwent isolated, primary CABG at Fuwai Hospital from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 were included in this study. They were categorized by BMI into <24 kg/m(2) (low and normal weight group), 24≤ BMI <28 kg/m(2) (overweight group), and BMI ≥28 kg/m(2) (obese group)...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174401/-thoracoscopic-temporary-segmental-bronchus-incision-technique-for-fissureless-lobectomy
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Yoshio Tsunezuka, Hideki Fujimori, Nobuyoshi Tanaka, Nobuhiro Tanaka
Several thoracoscopic fissureless lobectomy techniques have been reported;however, the indications for the same remain controversial. One of the reasons for conversion to open lobectomy is the swelling or inflammation of lymph nodes between the lobar bronchus and the adjacent pulmonary artery. In this report, we advocate temporary segmental bronchus incision technique(T-BIT)and describe its application for lung cancer patients with fused fissures. T-BIT involves initial segmental bronchus incision before lobar bronchus stapling to safely dissect the lymph nodes between the lobar bronchus and the pulmonary artery...
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170135/diagnostic-potential-of-interferon-gamma-release-assay-to-detect-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Jameela Edathodu, Bright Varghese, Abdulrahman A Alrajhi, Mohammed Shoukri, Ahmad Nazmi, Hazem Elgamal, Hassan Aleid, Fahad Alrabiah, Aattia Ashraff, Ihab Mahmoud, Sahal Al-Hajoj
BACKGROUND: Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) is screened by using clinical assessment, tuberculin skin test (TST), chest radiography and recently by interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA). The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of QuantiFERON(®) -TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT) for diagnosing LTBI in patients planned for kidney transplantation. METHODS: All adult patients with end-stage renal disease, evaluated for kidney transplantation in a referral center from August 2008 till May 2013, were enrolled, after consenting in a prospective, observational, non-interventional study...
February 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168731/statistical-methodology-for-estimating-the-mean-difference-in-a-meta-analysis-without-study-specific-variance-information
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Patarawan Sangnawakij, Dankmar Böhning, Stephen Adams, Michael Stanton, Heinz Holling
Statistical inference for analyzing the results from several independent studies on the same quantity of interest has been investigated frequently in recent decades. Typically, any meta-analytic inference requires that the quantity of interest is available from each study together with an estimate of its variability. The current work is motivated by a meta-analysis on comparing two treatments (thoracoscopic and open) of congenital lung malformations in young children. Quantities of interest include continuous end-points such as length of operation or number of chest tube days...
February 6, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167019/treatment-of-bronchial-foreign-body-aspiration-with-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Li Deng, Baichun Wang, Yan Wang, Lifeng Xiao, Hongyu Liu
We present a case in which extracorporeal life support treatment of a 6-year-old girl asphyxiated by aspiration of an elliptic plastic ball is described. The attempts for extraction of the foreign body by conventional bronchoscopy under critically ill conditions had failed. Thus, a skin incision was made in the midline, and an emergency open-chest cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with aortic, superior vena cava and inferior vena cava cannulation was performed for circulatory support. Following tracheal extubation, a video-assisted rigid bronchoscope was inserted to clear the airway and remove the foreign body...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166840/app-based-serious-gaming-for-training-of-chest-tube-insertion-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirco Friedrich, Christian Bergdolt, Patrick Haubruck, Thomas Bruckner, Karl-Friedrich Kowalewski, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Michael C Tanner, Felix Nickel
BACKGROUND: Chest tube insertion is a standard intervention for management of various injuries of the thorax. Quick and accurate execution facilitates efficient therapy without further complications. Here, we propose a new training concept comprised of e-learning elements as well as continuous rating using an objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS) tool. The study protocol is presented for a randomized trial to evaluate e-learning with app-based serious gaming for chest drain insertion...
February 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164594/influential-factors-of-the-indeterminate-results-tested-by-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-qft-it-assay-for-diagnosing-tb-infection-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Qinghai Dai, Kunyan Qiao, Shitian Zhang, Zhixiao Huo, Jingyu Wang, Chunxiao Qi, Yanan Du, Wei Lu, Wei Hou
BACKGROUND: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-IT) is a recommended method for diagnosing TB in HIV-infected patients. However, the rate of indeterminate results is higher than that in HIV-uninfected patients. Our previous study showed that the CD4 cell count was an important influential factor for the indeterminate results of QFT-IT. Whether other influential factors affect the QFT-IT results was unclear. METHODS: In this paper, 98 HIV-infected patients with suspected TB infection were enrolled and the plasma of peripheral blood was collected for QFT-IT...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162689/-439-pigtail-catheters-vs-traditional-chest-tubes-and-the-risk-of-post-pull-pneumothorax-in-trauma-patients
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T Frazier, D Mooney, D Al-Dahir, A Richardson, T Hillburn, A Williams, M Holzenthal, D Butler, D Tatum, J Hinds, V Aucoin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149829/the-importance-of-chest-x-ray-during-nasogastric-tube-insertion
#18
Mahir Gachabayov, Kubach Kubachev, Dmitriy Neronov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149565/the-efficacy-of-thoracoscopic-fissureless-lobectomy-in-patients-with-dense-fissures
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Hitoshi Igai, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Fumi Osawa, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe, Kimihiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Prolonged air leakage after a lobectomy remains a frequent complication in patients with dense fissures. To avoid postoperative air leakage, we used the "thoracoscopic fissureless technique" for patients with dense fissures. A thoracoscopic approach is useful for the fissureless technique because it gives a good operative view from various angles without dividing the fissure. In this study, we compared the peri- or intraoperative results of thoracoscopic fissureless lobectomies to traditional lobectomies with fissure dissection for pulmonary artery (PA) exposure in order to identify the efficacy of thoracoscopic fissureless lobectomy...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149551/is-early-postoperative-administration-of-pregabalin-beneficial-for-patients-with-lung-cancer-randomized-control-trial
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Takuro Miyazaki, Tetsuya Sakai, Shuntaro Sato, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Keitaro Matsumoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Ryoichiro Doi, Takeshi Nagayasu
BACKGROUND: Post-thoracotomy pain is an obstacle for lung-cancer patients even after introduction of less invasive surgical procedures. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate if early postoperative administration of pregabalin is beneficial for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We conducted a randomized open control trial. Patients with NSCLC were allocated randomly to epidural and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use for analgesia (control group) or pregabalin use (pregabalin group)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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