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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934831/pneumoretroperitoneum-pneumomediastinum-pneumothorax-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-after-diagnostic-colonoscopy
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Hee Sung Lee, Hwan Hee Park, Ju Seok Kim, Sun Hyung Kang, Hee Seok Moon, Jae Kyu Sung, Byung Seok Lee, Hyun Yong Jeong
Colonoscopy is a commonly performed endoscopic procedure. Although it is generally considered to be safe, serious complications, such as colorectal perforation, can occur. Most colonic perforations are intraperitoneal and cause pneumoperitoneum with acute abdominal pain as the initial symptom. However, extraperitoneal perforations with pneumoretroperitoneum may happen, albeit rarely, with atypical initial symptoms. We report a rare case of rectosigmoid perforation occurring after diagnostic colonoscopy that developed into pneumoretroperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and subcutaneous emphysema, with a change in voice and neck swelling as the initial symptoms...
September 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932556/expression-of-redox-sensing-factor-nrf2-in-lung-macrophages-and-type-ii-pneumocytes-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-pneumothorax-recurrence
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Wen-Chin Chiu, Yen-Lung Lee, Shah-Hwa Chou, Yi-Chen Lee, Yu-Han Su, Yi-An Hou, Hung-Hsing Chiang, Hsin-Ling Yin, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Ming-Yii Huang, Chih-Jen Huang, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
BACKGROUND: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a common clinical problem. However, PSP recurrence is still a major concern. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a protective role against oxidative airway diseases. The aim was to investigate the role of Nrf2 in PSP patients and its correlation with recurrence. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients were enrolled and received wedge resection of lung with identifiable blebs. Nrf2 expression in resected lung tissues was determined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and correlated with clinicopathological variables...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932546/quantitative-computed-tomography-to-predict-postoperative-fev1-after-lung-cancer-surgery
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Alex Fourdrain, Florence De Dominicis, Sophie Lafitte, Jules Iquille, Flavien Prevot, Emmanuel Lorne, Julien Monconduit, Patrick Bagan, Pascal Berna
BACKGROUND: Predicted postoperative FEV1 (ppoFEV1) must be estimated preoperatively prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We evaluated a lung volumetry approach based on chest computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted over a period of one year in eligible lung cancer patients to evaluate the difference between ppoFEV1 and the 3-month postoperative FEV1 (poFEV1). Patients in whom CT was performed in another hospital and those with factors influencing poFEV1, such as atelectasis, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, or pneumonia, were excluded...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927949/a-novel-method-of-assessing-for-lung-sliding-using-doppler-imaging
#4
Gabriel Rose, Sebastian Siadecki, Ryan Tansek, Nadia Baranchuk, Turandot Saul
Ultrasound is an ideal modality in the emergency department (ED) to assess for pneumothorax given its rapid availability, portability, and repeatability to assess clinical status changes. Certain patient populations and clinical circumstances may present challenges to the performance of this examination. In this article, we review patterns of the presence or absence of lung sliding in the commonly utilized sonographic modes in the ED setting. We also describe a novel technique to evaluate lung sliding using tissue Doppler...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925655/pleuritic-chest-pain-sorting-through-the-differential-diagnosis
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Brian V Reamy, Pamela M Williams, Michael Ryan Odom
Pleuritic chest pain is characterized by sudden and intense sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the chest when inhaling and exhaling. Pulmonary embolism is the most common serious cause, found in 5% to 21% of patients who present to an emergency department with pleuritic chest pain. A validated clinical decision rule for pulmonary embolism should be employed to guide the use of additional tests such as d-dimer assays, ventilation-perfusion scans, or computed tomography angiography. Myocardial infarction, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pneumonia, and pneumothorax are other serious causes that should be ruled out using history and physical examination, electrocardiography, troponin assays, and chest radiography before another diagnosis is made...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925489/a-new-score-predicting-intraprocedural-risk-in-patients-undergoing-ct-guided-percutaneous-needle-pulmonary-biopsy-cath-score
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R Iezzi, A Larici, A Contegiacomo, M T Congedo, A Siciliani, A Infante, G Coppola, F Carchesio, S Margaritora, P Granone, R Manfredi, C Colosimo
OBJECTIVE: To develop a new score (CATH-score) for predicting intra-procedural risk in patients undergoing CT-guided percutaneous needle pulmonary biopsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 100 CT-guided lung biopsies performed with a 18 Gauge (G) needle (Pilot Group) were reviewed to analyse patient-, lesion- and procedure-related variables to identify risk factors for procedural complications (pneumothorax and parenchymal bleeding) and diagnosis failure. A scoring system for predicting complications and choosing the right needle (16 G, 18 G, 21 G) was developed using risk factors weighting and prospectively applied to 153 consecutive biopsies (CATH-score Group); complications and diagnostic rates obtained were compared with a group of patients (Control Group) that underwent lung biopsy; in this group of patients the choice of the calliper of the needle was based on the operator experience...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925275/-catamenial-pneumothorax-case-reports-and-literature-review
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E Voláková, V Kolek, J Kufa, J Zatloukal, J Chudáček, M Szkorupa, R Pilka
AIM: Catamenial pneumothorax is menstrual cycle dependent and represents the most common form of thoracic endometriosis syndrome. Recurrences are very common even after surgical resection. DESIGN: Case reports and literature overview. SETTING: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Surgery I, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Palacky University, Olomouc. CASE REPORT: Two cases of catamenial pneumothorax are presented with repeated recurrences of right-sided pneumothorax even after surgical treatment...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922658/impact-of-minimally-invasive-surfactant-therapy-in-preterm-infants-at-29-32-weeks-gestation
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Peter A Dargaville, Sanoj K M Ali, Hamish D Jackson, Christopher Williams, Antonio G De Paoli
BACKGROUND: Most preterm infants born at 29-32 weeks gestation now avoid intubation in early life, and thus lack the usual conduit through which exogenous surfactant is given if needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to examine whether a technique of minimally invasive surfactant therapy used selectively at 29-32 weeks gestation would improve outcomes. METHODS: We studied the impact of selective administration of surfactant (poractant alfa 100-200 mg/kg) by thin catheter in infants with respiratory distress syndrome on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
September 19, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917564/impact-of-institutional-procedural-volume-on-in-hospital-outcomes-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-implantation-united-states-national-database-2003-2011
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Ilhwan Yeo, Luke K Kim, Bruce B Lerman, Jim W Cheung
BACKGROUND: The relationship between hospital volume and outcomes for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantations has not been well established. OBJECTIVES: To examine outcomes after CRT device implantation stratified on hospital volume based on a large, national inpatient database. METHODS: Using the National Inpatient Sample database, we identified all patients undergoing de novo CRT implants between 2003 and 2011. Hospitals were categorized according to tertiles of annual CRT procedural volume...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917495/complications-associated-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-or-left-ventricular-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy-from-the-ncdr-%C3%A2-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry
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Marye J Gleva, Yongfei Wang, Jeptha P Curtis, Charles I Berul, Charles B Huddleston, Jeanne E Poole
Patients with childhood heart disease are living longer and entering adulthood, and may undergo implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation to reduce the risk of sudden death. We evaluated the characteristics of adult patients with congenital heart disease or left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry ICD Registry and determined ICD-related in-hospital complications. Patients with LVNC or transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein's anomaly, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, or common ventricle were identified in the registry...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917064/a-novel-method-for-improving-chest-tube-insertion-skills-among-medical-interns-using-biomaterial-covered-mannequin
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Ozgur Tatli, Suha Turkmen, Melih Imamoglu, Yunus Karaca, Mustafa Cicek, Metin Yadigaroglu, Selen T Bayrak, Olgun Asik, Murat Topbas, Suleyman Turedi
To develop a low-cost biomaterial-covered chest tube simulation model and assess its possible usefulness for developing the chest tube insertion skills among medical interns. Methods: This mannequin-based interventional study was performed in a University hospital setting. We included 63 physicians performing emergency medicine internship at the Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey, between January 2015 and March 2015. A dummy was prepared for training simulation using a display mannequin...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916046/inflammatory-response-and-long-term-behavioral-assessment-after-neonatal-co2-pneumothorax-study-in-a-rodent-model
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Alice Miranda, Susana Roque, Cláudia Serre-Miranda, José Miguel Pêgo, Jorge Correia-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Carbon-dioxide (CO2)-pneumothorax during minimally invasive surgery induces well-known metabolic changes. However, little is known about its impact on the central nervous system. The aim of this work is to evaluate the acute impact of CO2-pneumothorax over central cytokine response and its long-term effect on animal behavior. METHODS: This is an experimental study where neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats are submitted to CO2-pneumothorax. Peripheral and central cytokine response was evaluated 24h after insufflation, and peripheral immune cell phenotyping was evaluated 24h and 4weeks post-insufflation...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913628/delayed-bronchocutaneous-fistula-without-pneumothorax-following-a-microwave-ablation-of-a-recurrent-pulmonary-metastasis
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Arnaud Thivolet, Badis Menassel, Gérard Chatté, Mayeul Tabutin, Amine Bouhamama, Frank Pilleul, Charles Mastier
Percutaneous tumor ablations are rather safe and effective treatments in selected patients for non-operable non-small cell lung carcinomas or lung metastases. However, there are major complications such as bronchopleural or bronchocutaneous fistula, which it is important to know in order to manage them safely. We describe in this report a case of bronchocutaneous fistula without pneumothorax following a microwave ablation of a recurrent pulmonary metastasis and its management.
September 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913161/a-young-immunocompetent-patient-with-spontaneous-aspergillus-empyema-who-developed-severe-eosinophilia
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Fumiaki Kudo, Hiromitsu Ohta, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shinichiro Koyama
Aspergillus empyema is usually reported as a complication of surgical procedures, and spontaneous cases are quite rare. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old man who suddenly developed dyspnea despite previously being healthy. Chest computed tomography showed multiple mass-containing cavity lesions, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion in the left thorax. Within 2 weeks, Aspergillus fumigatus grew from his pleural effusion, thus he was diagnosed with Aspergillus empyema. He also developed severe eosinophilia after admission, and was treated with anti-fungal drugs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905345/same-day-routine-chest-x-ray-after-thoracic-surgery-is-not-necessary
#16
Peter Nagy, Christiane Antony, Balazs Hegedüs, Sandra Kampe, Till Ploenes, Clemens Aigner, Stefan Welter
Introduction Performing a routine postoperative chest X-ray (CXR) after general thoracic surgery is daily practice in many thoracic surgery departments. The quality, frequency of pathological findings and the clinical consequences have not been well evaluated. Furthermore, exposure to ionising radiation should be restricted to a minimum and therefore routine practice can be questioned. Methods As a hospital standard, each patient was given a routine CXR after opening of the pleura and inserting a chest tube...
September 13, 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905224/the-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence-and-extended-hospitalization-of-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#17
Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki, Ryo Demura, Hideki Kawai
PURPOSE: Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is difficult to treat by itself and due to its association with serious underlying diseases. It has a high rate of recurrence and often requires extended hospitalization. Therefore, we evaluated the outcome and risk factors associated with recurrence and extended hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively examined 61 patients with SSP, and evaluated the patients' characteristics, underlying diseases, introduction of home oxygen therapy, Brinkman index, and X-ray imaging findings to determine the risk factors for recurrence and extended hospitalization...
September 13, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904670/vanishing-lung-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-hiv-infection-and-recurrent-pneumothorax
#18
Saqib Saeed, Sanjiv Gray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904572/outcome-predictors-in-pediatric-head-trauma-a-study-of-clinicoradiological-factors
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Kanwaljeet Garg, Ravi Sharma, Deepak Gupta, Sumit Sinha, Guru Dutt Satyarthee, Deepak Agarwal, Shashank Sarad Kale, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability among children. About 70%-80% of the accidental deaths in pediatric age group result directly from central nervous system lesions. METHODS: The purpose of our study was to study all the patients of ≤18 years of age with head or spinal injury admitted in neurointensive care unit at our center, an apex trauma center in a developing country, between June 2009 and September 2011...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901850/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-in-critically-ill-patients
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Gentle S Shrestha, Dameera Weeratunga, Kylie Baker
Lung ultrasound is increasingly being used by the bedside physicians to complement the findings of physical examination. Lung ultrasound is non-invasive, devoid of radiation exposure and can be performed rapidly and repeatedly as needed at bedside. The diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for common conditions like pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and pneumonia is superior to chest radiograph and is comparable to chest CT scan. Lung ultrasound is helpful to evaluate the progress of lung pathology and response to treatment, over time...
September 11, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
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