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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203565/tubular-dysfunction-mimicking-dent-s-disease-in-2-infants-born-with-extremely-low-birth-weight
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Midori Awazu, Mie Arai, Shoko Ohashi, Hirotaka Takahashi, Takashi Sekine, Kazushige Ikeda
Two preterm infants, with extremely low birth weight born at gestational weeks 24 and 25, showed generalized proximal tubular dysfunction during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit, including glucosuria, low molecular weight proteinuria, phosphaturia, uricosuria, enzymuria (elevated urine N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase), panaminoaciduria, and hypercalciuria, associated with renal calcification. Renal tubular acidosis was not present in either patient. DNA mutation analysis for Dent's disease, performed in patient 1, was negative...
January 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192888/computed-tomography-morphologic-features-of-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-with-brain-bone-metastasis
#2
Ki-Eun Hwang, Su-Jin Oh, Chul Park, Se-Jeong Jeon, Jeong-Mi Lee, Byong-Ki Cha, Kwon-Ha Yoon, Eun-Taik Jeong, Hak-Ryul Kim
Background/Aims: Brain and bone metastases are common in patients with lung cancer. The development of metastasis is associated with poor survival in lung cancer patients. Although tumor morphologic features on radiographs are routinely assessed for differentiation between benign and malignant lung nodules, they are not used to predict metastasis. We assessed morphologic features of pulmonary adenocarcinomas with brain/bone metastasis on computed tomography (CT) to identify related factors for metastasis...
February 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169141/measuring-interobserver-disagreement-in-rating-diagnostic-characteristics-of-pulmonary-nodule-using-the-lung-imaging-database-consortium-and-image-database-resource-initiative
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Hongli Lin, Changxing Huang, Weisheng Wang, Jiawei Luo, Xuedong Yang, Yuling Liu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure and analyze interobserver disagreement in rating diagnostic characteristics of pulmonary nodules on computed tomography scans using the Lung Imaging Database Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative (LIDC/IDRI) database, and then to provide investigators with understanding the variability in rating diagnostic characteristics among radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A histogram-based accumulated nodule-level approach is proposed to measure interobserver disagreement in rating diagnostic characteristics of pulmonary nodules among radiologists...
February 3, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162043/chest-ultrasonography-in-health-surveillance-of-asbestos-related-lung-diseases
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Andrea Smargiassi, Giuliana Pasciuto, Ilaria Pedicelli, Erminia Lo Greco, Mariarosaria Calvello, Riccardo Inchingolo, Gioacchino Schifino, Patrizio Capoluongo, Pasquale Patriciello, Maurizio Manno, Alfonso Cirillo, Giuseppe Maria Corbo, Gino Soldati, Ivo Iavicoli
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to different lung diseases, such as pleural thickening and effusion, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. These diseases are expected to peak in the next few years. The aim of the study was to validate ultrasonography (US) as a diagnostic tool in the management of lung diseases in subjects with a history of occupational exposure to asbestos. METHODS: Fifty-nine retired male workers previously exposed to asbestos were enrolled in the study...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153472/conservative-management-of-distal-leg-necrosis-in-lung-transplant-recipients
#5
F Aigner, M Husmann, L C Huber, C Benden, M M Schuurmans
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) with distal leg necrosis in lung transplant recipients (LTR) is associated with a high risk for systemic infection and sepsis. Optimal management of CLI has not been defined so far in LTR. In immunocompetent individuals with leg necrosis, surgical amputation would be indicated and standard care. We report on the outcome of four conservatively managed LTR with distal leg necrosis due to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with medial calcification of the distal limb vessels. Time interval from lung transplantation to CLI ranged from four years (n = 1) to more than a decade (n = 3)...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139094/benign-features-of-infection-related-tumor-like-lesions-of-the-lung-a-retrospective-imaging-review-study
#6
Chun-Chao Huang, Sho-Ting Hung, Wei-Chin Chang, Chin-Yin Sheu
INTRODUCTION: Differentiation of benign and malignant pulmonary tumor-like lesions is challenging but increasingly important. We evaluate the most common imaging features in benign lesions based on the frequency of their appearance and compare with corresponding frequencies in malignant tumors from literature. METHODS: Retrospective imaging review study in one center between 1 January 2012 and 30 June 2014. We reviewed the data from 2466 pathological examinations of lung specimens collected from the hospital...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135352/implementation-of-lung-cancer-screening-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Linda S Kinsinger, Charles Anderson, Jane Kim, Martha Larson, Stephanie H Chan, Heather A King, Kathryn L Rice, Christopher G Slatore, Nichole T Tanner, Kathleen Pittman, Robert J Monte, Rebecca B McNeil, Janet M Grubber, Michael J Kelley, Dawn Provenzale, Santanu K Datta, Nina S Sperber, Lottie K Barnes, David H Abbott, Kellie J Sims, Richard L Whitley, R Ryanne Wu, George L Jackson
Importance: The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography for current and former heavy smokers aged 55 to 80 years. There is little published experience regarding implementing this recommendation in clinical practice. Objectives: To describe organizational- and patient-level experiences with implementing an LCS program in selected Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals and to estimate the number of VHA patients who may be candidates for LCS...
January 30, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089997/the-impact-of-age-and-sex-on-in-hospital-outcomes-of-chronic-total-occlusion-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Aris Karatasakis, Rahel Iwnetu, Barbara A Danek, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, David E Kandzari, Nicholas J Lembo, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud, William L Lombardi, R Michael Wyman, J Aaron Grantham, Anthony H Doing, Catalin Toma, James W Choi, Barry F Uretsky, Jeffrey W Moses, Ajay J Kirtane, Ziad A Ali, Manish Parikh, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Craig A Thompson, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the effect of age and sex on procedural outcomes and efficiency of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We examined the clinical and angiographic characteristics and outcomes of 1675 CTO-PCIs performed in 1644 patients between 2012 and 2016 at 15 United States centers. RESULTS: Mean age was 65.3 ± 10 years and 1408 (86%) were men. Overall technical and procedural success rates were 88% and 87%, respectively...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060128/pulmonary-nodule-size-5-mm-still-warrants-investigation-in-patients-with-osteosarcoma-and-ewing-sarcoma
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Jared Kusma, Cody Young, Han Yin, Joseph R Stanek, Nicholas Yeager, Jennifer H Aldrink
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma (OS) and Ewing sarcoma (ES) have a high propensity to develop pulmonary metastases. Lung lesions with calcification, peripheral location, and size >5 mm are more likely to represent malignant metastases. We evaluated the incidence of malignancy in nodules 5 mm or less to potentially guide decisions between biopsy and observation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients <25 years of age with metastatic OS and ES treated at our institution between 2001 and 2014 who had undergone pulmonary nodule biopsy was performed...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053696/invasive-thymoma-with-pure-red-cell-aplasia-and-amegakaryocytic-thrombocytopenia
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Takuya Onuki, Yusuke Kiyoki, Sho Ueda, Masatoshi Yamaoka, Seiich Shimizu, Masaharu Inagaki
We here describe a case involving a 67-yearold female patient who was referred to our hospital due to severe anemia (hemoglobin, 5.0 g/dL), thrombocytopenia (platelet count, 0.6 × 10(4)/μL), and a mediastinal shadow with calcification noted on X-ray. On admission, an anterior mediastinal tumor was detected, and bone marrow biopsy revealed few megakaryocytes and severely reduced numbers of erythroid cells. The diagnosis was thymoma with pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (AAMT)...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043582/mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-in-pediatric-tuberculosis-in-computed-tomography-scan
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Payam Mehrain, Amin Momeni Moghaddam, Elham Tavakol, Afshin Amini, Mehrdad Moghimi, Ali Kabir, Ali Akbar Velayati
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pediatric tuberculosis is usually a primary infection presenting mainly as mediastinal or hilar adenopathy in computed tomography (CT) scan. In this study, we study the distribution and other CT scan characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in childhood tuberculosis. METHODS: Chest CT scans of 75 cases of pediatric tuberculosis at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran, from 2009 to 2013 were studied regarding characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031656/a-very-unusual-cause-of-hemoptysis
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Pablo Loarte, Geraldo Holguín, Ronny Cohen
The use of Lucite balls or spheres played a role in the management of tuberculosis during the first decade of the 20th century. Several complications have been reported with the use of this surgical technique, but are rarely seen nowadays. The availability of effective oral regimens has forced to abandon this approach. Calcification of these spheres within the lung cavity produced a series of late complications result of the migration of these foreign bodies to adjacent structures, causing erosion of blood vessels and nerves...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009603/crospovidone-and-microcrystalline-cellulose-a-novel-description-of-pharmaceutical-fillers-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Sophia M Shaddy, Michael A Arnold, Konstantin Shilo, Wendy L Frankel, Alan E Harzman, Peter P Stanich, Aatur D Singhi, Martha M Yearsley, Christina A Arnold
Crospovidone and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) are pharmaceutical fillers well known in the pulmonary pathology literature. Fillers are inactive substances incorporated into medications to facilitate drug delivery. By examining 545 consecutive gastrointestinal surgical specimens from 302 patients between September 11, 2015 and October 23, 2015, we identified the fillers in 29 specimens from 26 patients. The control group consisted of an equal number of consecutive site-matched specimens collected during this same time...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990453/lung-nodule-malignancy-classification-using-only-radiologist-quantified-image-features-as-inputs-to-statistical-learning-algorithms-probing-the-lung-image-database-consortium-dataset-with-two-statistical-learning-methods
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Matthew C Hancock, Jerry F Magnan
In the assessment of nodules in CT scans of the lungs, a number of image-derived features are diagnostically relevant. Currently, many of these features are defined only qualitatively, so they are difficult to quantify from first principles. Nevertheless, these features (through their qualitative definitions and interpretations thereof) are often quantified via a variety of mathematical methods for the purpose of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). To determine the potential usefulness of quantified diagnostic image features as inputs to a CAD system, we investigate the predictive capability of statistical learning methods for classifying nodule malignancy...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957519/low-dose-chest-ct-protocol-50%C3%A2-mas-as-a-routine-protocol-for-comprehensive-assessment-of-intrathoracic-abnormality
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Takeshi Kubo, Yoshiharu Ohno, Mizuki Nishino, Pei-Jan Lin, Shiva Gautam, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Hiroto Hatabu
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic capability of low-dose CT (50 mAs) in comparison to standard-dose CT (150 mAs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-nine consecutive patients underwent two non-contrast chest CT scans with different current-time products (50 and 150 mAs at 120 kVp) on a 64-detector row CT scanner. Three board certified chest radiologists independently reviewed 118 series of 2 mm-thick images (2 series for each of 59 patients) in a random order...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957516/standard-dose-vs-low-dose-ct-protocols-in-the-evaluation-of-localized-lung-lesions-capability-for-lesion-characterization-ilead-study
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Takeshi Kubo, Yoshiharu Ohno, Daisuke Takenaka, Mizuki Nishino, Shiva Gautam, Kazuro Sugimura, Hans Ulrich Kauczor, Hiroto Hatabu
OBJECTIVE: To determine the lesion characterization capability by low dose CT for localized lung lesions in comparison with standard dose CT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Approval for this study was granted by our Institutional Review Board. Fifty-two consecutive patients (36 males and 16 females, median age of 71 years.) who had CT examinations for evaluation of lung lesions comprise the study population. Two chest CT scans were performed with current time product of 50 and 150 mAs at 120 kVp, with the same scan length with a 16 detector-row CT scanner...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931056/-guideline-s2k-awmf-of-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-pneumologie-und-beatmungsmedizin-and-the-deutsche-gesellschaft-f%C3%A3-r-arbeitsmedizin-und-umweltmedizin-diagnostics-and-expert-opinion-in-the-occupational-disease-no-4101-silicosis-including-coal-worker-s-pneumoconiosis
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X Baur, M Heger, R M Bohle, K G Hering, K Hofmann-Preiß, D Nowak, A Tannapfel, H Teschler, T Voshaar, T Kraus
During the last 1.5 years an update of the guideline on silicosis was made by an interdisciplinary working group. New medical and scientific knowledge and the experience in expert opinion practice were taken into account.By preparing the initial guideline in 2010 standardization of diagnostics and adaption of the "Moers convention" which was not based on medical knowledge was in the focus, whereas the current update deals with fine emendation and extension, especially of the compensation rate (adaption with the Reichenhall recommendation)...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927880/serum-osteoprotegrin-opg-in-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
A N Kiani, P Aukrust, T Ueland, I Hollan, E Barr, L S Magder, M Petri
INTRODUCTION: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family. It has recently been demonstrated that OPG is produced by a variety of tissues, including the cardiovascular system (heart, arteries, veins), lung, kidney, immune tissues, and bone. The OPG-RANKL signaling pathway is strongly related to vascular calcification. We determined the association of this biomarker with subclinical atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). METHODS: We measured OPG and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis (coronary artery calcium (CAC), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) carotid plaque) in 166 SLE patients (91% female, 64% Caucasian, 31% African American, 5% others, mean age 45 years)...
December 6, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904539/the-effect-of-renal-transplantation-on-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#19
Sasan Tavana, Samaneh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of musculoskeletal and respiratory involvement in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is attributed to protein calorie imbalance that is caused by the disease process, and hemodialysis and is generally referred to as uremic myopathy. This results in calcification of respiratory muscles such as diaphragm and intercostal muscles. There are limited data about respiratory muscle strength in patients with CKD. We intended to evaluate the effect of kidney transplantation on respiratory muscles strength in patients with CKD...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847015/determining-the-lymphadenopathy-characteristics-of-the-mediastinum-in-lung-ct-scan-of-children-with-tuberculosis
#20
Payam Mehrian, Amin Momeni Moghaddam, Elham Tavakkol, Afshin Amini, Mehrdad Moghimi, Ali Kabir, Aliakbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Most tuberculosis cases in children are primary infection, with difficult and imprecise diagnosis mainly based on the existence of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Here, we investigated the characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in lung computed tomography (CT) scans of children with tuberculosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 75 children with tuberculosis referred to Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran, from 2009 to 2013...
September 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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