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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343293/identification-of-preoperative-prediction-factors-of-tumor-subtypes-for-patients-with-solitary-ground-glass-opacity-pulmonary-nodules
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Meishuang Li, Yanan Wang, Yulong Chen, Zhenfa Zhang
BACKGROUND: Recent wide spread use of low-dose helical computed tomography for the screening of lung cancer have led to an increase in the detection rate of very faint and smaller lesions known as ground-glass opacity nodules. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical factors of lung cancer patients with solitary ground-glass opacity pulmonary nodules on computed tomography. METHODS: A total of 423 resected solitary ground-glass opacity nodules were retrospectively evaluated...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340494/niemann-pick-disease-type-b-hrct-assessment-of-pulmonary-involvement
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Heloisa Maria Pereira Freitas, Alexandre Dias Mançano, Rosana Souza Rodrigues, Bruno Hochhegger, Pedro Paulo Teixeira E Silva Torres, Dante Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Edson Marchiori
OBJECTIVE: To analyze HRCT findings in patients with Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) type B, in order to determine the frequency of HRCT patterns and their distribution in the lung parenchyma, as well as the most common clinical characteristics. METHODS: We studied 13 patients (3 males and 10 females) aged 5 to 56 years. HRCT images were independently evaluated by two observers, and disagreements were resolved by consensus. The inclusion criteria were presence of abnormal HRCT findings and diagnosis of NPD type B confirmed by histopathological examination of a bone marrow, lung, or liver biopsy specimen...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338781/correlation-between-disease-activity-and-serum-ferritin-in-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-a-case-report
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Kazuhiro Yamada, Kazuhisa Asai, Atsuko Okamoto, Tetsuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Mai Ohata, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kazuto Hirata
BACKGROUND: Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-Melanoma Differentiation-Associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibody often presents with severe interstitial lung disease. Although serum ferritin level is known to reflect interstitial lung disease activity, there are few case reports describing this association. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old man was referred to our outpatient clinic with a 3-week history of cough and respiratory distress. He had erythema over the V area of the neck and a Gottron's sign...
January 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321936/low-voltage-electricity-induced-lung-injury
#4
Thai Truong, Thuong Vu Le, David L Smith, Stephen P Kantrow, Van Ngoc Tran
We report a case of bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and haemoptysis following low-voltage electricity exposure in an agricultural worker. A 58-year-old man standing in water reached for an electric watering machine and sustained an exposure to 220 V circuit for an uncertain duration. The electricity was turned off by another worker, and the patient was asymptomatic for the next 10 h until he developed haemoptysis. A chest radiograph demonstrated bilateral infiltrates, and chest computed tomography (CT) revealed ground-glass opacities with interstitial thickening...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321935/desquamative-interstitial-pneumonia-complicated-by-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage
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Ayako Matsuo, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Akiko Kitamura, Hironobu Tsubouchi, Shigehisa Yanagi, Masamitsu Nakazato
We report a rare case of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH). A 56-year-old man diagnosed with DIP by surgical lung biopsy 2 years ago was admitted to our hospital because of severe acute respiratory failure. The DIP had progressed despite smoking cessation. On admission, the patient appeared extremely ill, and physical examination revealed respiratory distress. The patient required mechanical ventilation. High-resolution computed tomography showed diffuse ground glass opacity in both lungs...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321929/pleuritis-associated-with-primary-sjogren-syndrome
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Chiaki Hosoda, Yusuke Hosaka, Kai Ryu, Akira Kinoshita, Keisuke Saito, Kazuyoshi Kuwano
We herein present a case of a 71-year-old woman with primary Sjogren's syndrome (SjS), who developed bilateral pleural effusion and ground glass opacity during treatment with low-dose prednisolone. The pleural effusion and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed elevation of lymphocytes. Thoracoscopic pleural biopsy showed infiltration of lymphocytes with no evidence of other diseases, confirming SjS-related pleuritis. Therefore, we initiated 20 mg prednisolone and pleural effusion was rapidly resolved. Our results indicate that SjS can be rarely complicated with pleuritis...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320832/-diagnostic-value-of-endobronchial-ultrasonography-with-a-guide-sheath-for-peripheral-pulmonary-ground-glass-opacity
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L Zhang, M Li, S He, R Tong, J Q Zhu, G Q Wang
Objective: To explore the diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) for peripheral pulmonary ground glass opacity (GGO). Methods: The clinical data of 27 consecutive patients with 27 GGOs diagnosed by EBUS-GS between November 2014 to December 2015 in our Cancer Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. The average age of these 27 patients, including 9 males and 18 females, was 59±11 years. The median lesion size of the 27 GGOs was 2.9±1.2 cm, including 24 mixed GGOs and 3 pure GGOs...
November 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312754/management-of-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connections-in-patients-requiring-pulmonary-resection-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Kieran Singhal, Andrew D Newton, Christopher Corbett, Jarrod D Predina
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connections (PAPVCs) are rare congenital anomalies that are frequently asymptomatic in adults. When PAPVCs are encountered in the patient requiring pulmonary resection, improper management can result in fulminant right-heart failure and death. In this report, we note our management of a 70-year-old male who presented with a right upper lobe ground-glass opacity (GGO) and a PAPVC. We also provide a systematic review of all contemporary reports and provide an algorithm for PAPVC management in the adult patient requiring pulmonary resection...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312722/semi-rigid-single-hook-localization-the-best-method-for-localizing-ground-glass-opacities-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-re-aerated-swine-lung-experimental-and-primary-clinical-results
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Guang Zhao, Long Sun, Guojun Geng, Hongming Liu, Ning Li, Suhuan Liu, Bing Hao, Xiuyi Yu, Jie Jiang
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of currently available preoperative localization methods, including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire, and microcoil, in localizing the pulmonary nodules, thus to select the best technology to assist video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small ground glass opacities (GGO). Methods: Preoperative CT-guided localizing techniques including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire and microcoil were used in re-aerated fresh swine lung for location experiments...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310384/different-histological-types-of-triple-metachronous-primary-lung-carcinomas-in-1-patient-case-report
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Jee Hyuk Kim, Seung Yong Park, Seoung Ju Park, Myoung Ja Chung, Heung Bum Lee
INTRODUCTION: The documented incidence of multiple primary lung cancer has increased as a result of the widespread use of early detection tools. We report the successful surgical treatment of a case who had consecutive metachronous adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung after successful treatment for small cell carcinoma of the lung.A 73-year-old man underwent a routine health check-up. Computed tomography showed ground-glass opacity in the upper lobe of the right lung, which was diagnosed as small cell carcinoma...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296228/ct-guided-hookwire-localization-before-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-solitary-ground-glass-opacity-dominant-pulmonary-nodules-radiologic-pathologic-analysis
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Hao-Zhe Huang, Guang-Zhi Wang, Li-Chao Xu, Guo-Dong Li, Ying Wang, Yao-Hui Wang, Xin-Hong He, Wen-Tao Li
The optimal screening or treatment strategies of solitary pulmonary nodules especially ground-glass opacities (GGOs) remain controversial. With CT-guided Hookwire localization, it is accurate to find the small lesions during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). In this study, we evaluate the efficiency and safety of CT-guided Hookwire localization of GGO-dominant (GGO component > 50%) pulmonary nodules before VATS and investigate the correlation between the radiologic features and pathology. From April 2008 to April 2014, a total of 273 patients with solitary GGO-dominant pulmonary nodules were included...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290455/ground-glass-opacity-associated-with-endobronchial-leech
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Zhong-Chuan Yang, Jiao Yang, Xu-Wei Wu, Xi-Qian Xing
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279483/radiation-pneumonitis-with-eosinophilic-alveolitis-in-a-lung-cancer-patient
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Yuki Hosono, Nobuhiko Sawa, Saeko Nakatsubo, Mikako Ishijima, Takeshi Uenami, Masaki Kanazu, Yuki Akazawa, Yukihiro Yano, Masahide Mori, Toshihiko Yamaguchi, Soichiro Yokota
A 59-year-old woman suffering from dry cough and dyspnea was admitted to our hospital. She had undergone concurrent chemo-radiotherapy five months earlier. Chest computed tomography revealed bilateral ground-glass opacities extending outside the irradiated lung field. Her eosinophil numbers were increased in both the peripheral blood and the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid; therefore, she was diagnosed with radiation pneumonitis accompanied by eosinophilic alveolitis. Steroid therapy promptly improved the pneumonitis...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276674/upfront-triple-combination-therapy-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-a-case-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
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Kimikazu Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Mitsumasa Okano, Naoki Tamada, Hideya Suehiro, Yuto Shinkura, Kenichi Yanaka, Hiroyuki Onishi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Noriaki Emoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata
Clinical efficacy of combination therapy using vasodilators for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is well established. However, information on its safety are limited. We experienced a case of primary Sjogren's syndrome associated with PAH where the patient developed pulmonary edema immediately after the introduction of upfront triple combination therapy. Although the combination therapy successfully stabilized her pre-shock state, multiple ground glass opacities (GGO) emerged. We aborted the dose escalation of epoprostenol and initiated continuous furosemide infusion and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), but this did not prevent an exacerbation of pulmonary edema...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273229/hrct-morphological-characteristics-distinguishing-minimally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-from-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-appearing-as-subsolid-nodules-with-a-diameter-of-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm
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X Yue, S Liu, S Liu, G Yang, Z Li, B Wang, Q Zhou
AIM: To differentiate retrospectively the morphological characteristics at high-resolution computed tomography (CT) between minimally invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma (MIA) and invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma (IAC) appearing as subsolid nodules (SNs) with a diameter of ≤3 cm and to provide information to help operative decision-making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient notes of 260 patients with SNs of ≤3 cm in diameter (98 with MIA and 162 with IAC) confirmed at surgery and histopathology from September 2008 to June 2012 were reviewed retrospectively at the Department of Radiology, Weifang Respiratory Disease Hospital...
December 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273073/pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-successfully-treated-with-corticosteroids-a-case-report
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Shinichi Miyazaki, Takuya Ikeda, Genshi Ito, Masahide Inoue, Keiji Nara, Yuko Nishinaga, Yoshinori Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy is a special type of tumor thromboembolism. We report the case of a patient who developed pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy with alveolar hemorrhage. Almost all patients with pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy die within 1 week of the onset of dyspnea; however, the prognosis in this case was better, with 10 weeks of survival from presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital with a 4-week history of dyspnea on exertion and severe pulmonary hypertension...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259834/a-patient-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-nonspecific-interstitial-pneumonia-during-ibrutinib-therapy
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Sven Jungmann, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Nicolas Schönfeld, Torsten-Gerriet Blum, Claudia Großwendt, Christian Boch, Beate Rehbock, Sergej Griff, Alexander Schmittel, Torsten T Bauer
We present a 74-year-old male with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) during treatment with ibrutinib for mantle cell lymphoma. Previously, the patient had received six cycles of bendamustine and rituximab and six cycles of R-CHOP, followed by rituximab maintenance therapy. Respiratory tract complications of ibrutinib other than infectious pneumonia have not been mentioned in larger trials, but individual case reports hinted to a possible association with the development of pneumonitis. In our patient, the onset of alveolitis that progressed towards NSIP together with the onset of ibrutinib treatment suggests causality...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258592/possible-therapeutic-effect-of-orally-administered-ribavirin-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
#18
Byung Woo Yoon, Seung Hyeun Lee
BACKGROUND: Human respiratory syncytial virus usually causes self-limiting upper respiratory infection and occasionally causes pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts. Respiratory syncytial virus-induced severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome in immunocompetent adults has been rarely described. Unfortunately, optimal treatment has not been established for this potentially fatal condition. We report a case of respiratory syncytial virus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome occurring in a previously healthy man successfully treated with orally administered ribavirin...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249770/elevation-of-serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-concentration-caused-by-everolimus-induced-lung-injury-a-case-report
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Hiroaki Komatsu, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Michihito Toda, Kantaro Hara, Hikaru Miyamoto, Noritoshi Nishiyama
A 66-year-old woman underwent right nephrectomy for treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Two years later, she underwent wedge resection of the right lung for treatment of metastatic RCC and primary adenocarcinoma of the lung. She began oral sorafenib for the remaining nodules of the left lung, which were suspected to be metastatic RCC. Two years later, the sorafenib was changed to everolimus because of slight enlargement of the left pulmonary nodules. The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) concentration then increased to 25...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246833/influence-of-ground-glass-opacity-and-the-corresponding-pathological-findings-on-survival-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Keiju Aokage, Tomohiro Miyoshi, Genichiro Ishii, Masahiro Kusumoto, Shogo Nomura, Shinya Katsumata, Keigo Sekihara, Kenta Tane, Masahiro Tsuboi
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to clarify the influence on patient prognosis of ground glass opacity (GGO) component in each new tumor-node-metastasis stage and propose grouping reflecting the prognosis more accurately. METHODS: We examined the data of 1290 patients who underwent lung cancer resection from 2003 to 2011. The demographics and overall survival of patients with adenocarcinoma with and without GGO, squamous cell carcinoma, and the others, were compared according to clinical stage (c-stage) from 0 to IB...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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