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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528430/risk-classification-of-highly-sensitive-troponin-i-predict-presence-of-vulnerable-plaque-assessed-by-dual-source-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography
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Ting Liu, Guan Wang, Peiling Li, Xu Dai
Patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, negative conventional troponin and electrocardiogram require serial testing to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We studied the association of highly sensitive troponin (hsTn) I with vulnerable plaque features as detected by coronary dual source computed tomography angiography (DSCTA) and determined whether hsTn I at the time of presentation combined with early DSCTA could improve classification of patients as high-risk or low risk for ACS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526893/do-we-need-3d-tube-current-modulation-information-for-accurate-organ-dosimetry-in-chest-ct-protocols-dose-comparisons
#2
Xochitl Lopez-Rendon, Guozhi Zhang, Walter Coudyzer, Wim Develter, Hilde Bosmans, Federica Zanca
OBJECTIVES: To compare the lung and breast dose associated with three chest protocols: standard, organ-based tube current modulation (OBTCM) and fast-speed scanning; and to estimate the error associated with organ dose when modelling the longitudinal (z-) TCM versus the 3D-TCM in Monte Carlo simulations (MC) for these three protocols. METHOD: Five adult and three paediatric cadavers with different BMI were scanned. The CTDIvol of the OBTCM and the fast-speed protocols were matched to the patient-specific CTDIvol of the standard protocol...
May 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526539/diagnostic-accuracy-of-lung-subtraction-iodine-mapping-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-perfusion-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-correlation-with-perfusion-spect-ct
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Masashi Tamura, Yoshitake Yamada, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yu Iwabuchi, Hiroaki Sugiura, Masahiro Hashimoto, Tadaki Nakahara, Shigeo Okuda, Seishi Nakatsuka, Fumiya Sano, Takayuki Abe, Yuichiro Maekawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Masahiro Jinzaki
BACKGROUND: For treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the evaluation of segmental pulmonary perfusion is important. There are no previous reports about lung subtraction iodine mapping (LSIM) computed tomography (CT) for evaluation of segmental pulmonary perfusion in patients with CTEPH, using lung perfusion SPECT/CT (LPS) as the reference. METHODS: 50 patients (age, 60.7±16.7years) with known or suspected CTEPH were enrolled in this study...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525619/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-invasive-mould-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-in-five-asian-countries
#4
R Porpon, Y C Chen, A Chakrabarti, R Y Li, R M Shivaprakash, J Yu, H C Kung, S Watcharananan, A L Tan, S E Saffari, B H Tan
Formal, large-scale, multicenter studies of invasive mould infection (IMI) in Asia are rare. This 1-year, retrospective study was designed to assess the incidence and clinical determinants of IMI in centers in five countries (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India). Patients treated in a single year (2012) were identified through discharge diagnoses, microbiology, and histopathology logs, and entered based on published definitions of IMI. A total of 155 cases were included (median age 54 years; 47.7% male)...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523201/sarcoidosis-is-it-a-possible-trigger-of-inclusion-body-myositis
#5
Ali Zakaria, Issam Turk, Kenneth Leung, Ana Capatina-Rata, Waseem Farra
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology, characterized pathologically by the presence of nonnecrotizing granulomatous inflammation in affected organs. Although skeletal muscle is involved in 50-80 percent of individuals with sarcoidosis, symptomatic myopathy has been shown to be a rare manifestation of the disease. Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a rare acquired idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with the insidious onset of asymmetric and distal muscle weakness that characteristically involves the quadriceps, tibialis anterior, and forearm flexors...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523200/an-unusual-presentation-of-congenital-lobar-emphysema
#6
Daniel Arnaud, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
Congenital lobar emphysema is an uncommon bronchopulmonary malformation characterized by lobar overinflation and accompanying alveolar septum damage that leads to compression atelectasis of the lung parenchyma and displacement of mediastinal structures, with the resultant ventilation-perfusion mismatch. We present a case of a 33-year-old lady with progressive exertional dyspnea. Chest radiograph findings lead to the suspicion of congenital lobar emphysema, which was then confirmed by a computed tomography (CT) scan...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523180/primary-atypical-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-mediastinum-a-very-rare-finding
#7
Luigi Ventura, Letizia Gnetti, Enrico Maria Silini, Guido Rindi, Paolo Carbognani, Michele Rusca, Luca Ampollini
Primary neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the mediastinum are very rare. Prognosis is usually poor despite treatment options. We present the case of a primary atypical carcinoid tumor of the mediastinum successfully treated by multimodal approach. A 50-year-old man presented for asthenia, dyspnea, and substernal sense of weight for two weeks. A chest-CT scan revealed a tumor mass of 107×55×95 mm(3) localized in the anterosuperior mediastinum compressing both brachiocephalic veins, the superior vena cava, the pericardium, and lungs...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523162/a-preliminary-exploration-of-the-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-applied-in-the-preoperative-evaluation-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
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Xin Ye, Shuo Chen, Yaru Tian, Bin You, Wenqian Zhang, Yan Zhao, Tao Jiang, Bin Hu, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) for distinguishing non-metastatic from metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in lung cancer. METHODS: IVIM-diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) exams were performed preoperatively on 66 patients with lung cancer from October 2015 to June 2016 in Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University. Fifty patients underwent enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) in our hospital, while the other 16 patients already had enhanced chest CT images when they were admitted...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522112/diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-on-chest-radiographs-and-ct
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Theodore J Dubinsky, Hardik Shah, Rachelle Sonneborn, Daniel S Hippe
BACKGROUND: We prospectively identified B-lines in patients undergoing ultrasound examinations following liver transplants who also had a chest x-ray (CXR) and/or chest CT scan on the same day to determine if an association between the presence of B-lines s from the thorax on ultrasound images correlates with the presence of pulmonary abnormalities on chest radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, patients undergoing routine postoperative liver transplant ultrasound examinations and a CXR and/or CT scan on the same day between 1/1/2015 through 7/1/2016 were prospectively identified...
May 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516961/supracricoid-partial-laryngectomy-with-crico-hyoido-epiglottopexy-for-glottic-carcinoma-with-anterior-commissure-involvement
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I Atallah, E Berta, A Coffre, J Villa, E Reyt, C A Righini
Glottic cancers discovered at an early stage (T1-T2) can be treated with either radiotherapy or surgery. The aim of our study is to analyse survival and functional results of supra-cricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) with crico-hyoido-epiglottopexy (CHEP) as surgical treatment for glottic carcinoma with anterior commissure involvement. We performed a retrospective study (1996-2013) which included patients who underwent SCPL-CHEP for glottic squamous cell carcinoma with involvement of the anterior commissure...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516314/harmonic-subtraction-for-evaluating-right-ventricle-ejection-fraction-from-planar-equilibrium-radionuclide-angiography
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Dacian V Bonta, John N Aarsvold, Sandra F Grant, Naomi P Alazraki
We report an initial investigation of a subtraction-based method to estimate right ventricle ejection fraction (RVEF) from ECG-gated planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA) data. Twenty-six consecutive patients referred for scintigraphic evaluation of cardiac function prior to chemotherapy had ECG-gated first-pass (FP) imaging and ERNA imaging performed following the same radiotracer injection. RVEF was computed from FP images (RVEFFP) and separately from ERNA images (RVEFERNA). Standard methods for computing ejection fractions were used to obtain RVEFFP values...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516270/-ocular-sarcoidosis
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C Springer-Wanner, T Brauns
Ocular manifestation of sarcoidosis occurs in up to 60% of patients with confirmed systemic sarcoidosis and represents one of the most common forms of noninfectious uveitis. In known pulmonary sarcoidosis, ocular involvement can occur in up to 80% of cases. Sarcoidosis can also present only in the eye, without a systemic manifestation (ocular sarcoidosis). Typically, ocular sarcoidosis shows bilateral granulomatous uveitis and can involve all parts of the eye. Apart from an acute anterior uveitis, chronic intermediate or posterior uveitis can be found...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516098/spontaneous-regression-of-a-large-iatrogenic-dissection-of-the-ascending-aorta
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Aurélien Roumy, Matthias Kirsch, René Prêtre, Lars Niclauss
A 74-year-old woman was admitted for right coronary angioplasty. During the procedure, she complained about chest pain, and contrast injection showed an iatrogenic dissection of the ascending aorta. A contrast computed tomography (CT) scan confirmed the diagnosis via visualization of a large non-circulating false lumen, which involved nearly the entire ascending aorta. The patient remained hemodynamically stable and asymptomatic while receiving medical therapy alone. Another CT scan performed 3 days later showed complete regression of the false lumen...
December 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515753/traumatic-pneumatocele-in-an-11-year-old-boy-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzanna Oksiuta, Adam Hermanowicz, Wojciech Dębek
The authors present a case of a pneumatocele associated with blunt trauma in a child. An 11-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department after he was knocked over and his chest was trapped under a soccer goal. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed several cavities in the lobes of both lungs. The CT of the abdomen revealed traumatic laceration of the liver. The patient was treated conservatively. His condition was stable and subsequently improved. He was discharged 19 days later. After nine months, a chest radiograph showed complete resolution of the pneumatocele, and abdominal ultrasound demonstrated complete resolution of the liver hematoma...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515414/mediastinal-solitary-fibrous-tumor-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-directed-biopsy
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Alaina J Webb, Ahmed S Yassin, Ali Saeed, Hemang Yadav, James P Utz
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the middle mediastinal space are uncommon and often not discovered until symptoms secondary to compression of adjacent structures occur. Diagnosis requires surgical biopsy and histological tissue analysis. We describe the ECHO appearance of the solitary fibrous tumor and successful non-invasive EBUS diagnosis. This method of diagnosis allowed for surgical planning for resection and allowed us to exclude non-surgical diseases, such as small cell carcinoma. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old man presented to his primary care physician with worsening intermittent chronic chest pain with recent progressive dysphagia, cough, and dyspnea...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514823/-fulminant-course-of-a-clostridium-perfringens-infection-with-pathognomonic-ct-finding
#17
Christoph Alexander Stückle, Christopher Sonntag, Magdalena Kulik, Thorsten Nitschke
History and clinical findings A 74-year old woman was accepted by the emergency room with severe chest and abdominal pain. She complained about regurgitation after ingestion of food followed by sharp pain in her breast. Investigations A first examination of the patient showed a tachypnoea und tachycardia up to 122 beats per minute, the body temperature measured on admission was 38.7 °C. Due to hemolysis only a few of the requested parameters could be evaluated. CRP was increased with 8.32 mg/dl. The hemoglobin dropped from 12...
May 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514116/changes-in-main-pulmonary-artery-diameter-during-follow-up-have-prognostic-implications-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#18
Adriano R Tonelli, Scott Johnson, Laith Alkukhun, Ruchi Yadav, Raed A Dweik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A dilated pulmonary artery (PA) is a common finding in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Little is known on the variations in PA size over time and whether these changes track with disease severity and/or predict long-term survival. METHODS: We included patients with PAH who had at least two computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest done on different visits. Both scans matched the use of i.v. contrast. RESULTS: Pairs of CT scans were compared in 113 PAH patients...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513215/presence-of-air-trapping-and-mosaic-attenuation-on-chest-ct-predicts-survival-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Jonathan H Chung, Xi Zhan, Mengshu Cao, Tilman L Koelsch, Diana C Gomez, Kevin K Brown, David A Lynch, Gloria Russell, Evans R Fernández Pérez
RATIONALE: Significant heterogeneity of computed tomography (CT) presentation exists within chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP). There is limited data aimed at delineating the prognostic value of specific CT features, distribution, and patterns in CHP. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the presence of CT mosaic attenuation and air-trapping, and the distribution or patterns of fibrosis impact survival in subjects with CHP. METHODS: From the National Jewish Health interstitial lung disease research database, we retrospectively identified 110 consecutively enrolled well-characterized biopsy-proven CHP adult subjects between 1982 and 2015...
May 17, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512413/two-cases-of-nivolumab-re-administration-after-pneumonitis-as-immune-related-adverse-events
#20
Keisuke Imafuku, Koji Yoshino, Kei Yamaguchi, Satoshi Tsuboi, Kuniaki Ohara, Hiroo Hata
Nivolumab is a recently approved medication for the treatment of unresectable malignant melanoma. Many immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with nivolumab have been reported, such as pneumonitis, hepatitis, dermatitis, and thyroiditis. Prednisolone can effectively treat irAEs. However, it is unclear how or if nivolumab should be administered to patients after they have experienced an irAE. Herein, we show 2 patients who underwent pneumonitis as irAE. Case 1 demonstrated a cryptogenic organizing pneumonia pattern in the CT scan and case 2 had a diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) pattern...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
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