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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163656/the-usefulness-of-thoracic-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-and-staging-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
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Manal R Hafez, Eman Sm Sobh, Sawsan B Elsawy, Omaima I Abo-Elkheir
Aim: To evaluate (1) the usefulness of thoracic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of bronchogenic carcinoma by comparing lesion detectability between thoracic- ultrasound and computed tomography and (2) the outcome of thoracic-ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing bronchogenic carcinoma. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 53 patients of confirmed bronchogenic carcinoma. All patients had been investigated by thoracic-ultrasound and chest-computed tomography; data regarding the presence of mass (its size, necrosis), lymph nodes invasion, peritumoural atelectasis, consolidations, pleural effusion, chest wall invasion, and paralysis of the diaphragm were recorded...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143200/structural-and-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-lung-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Christina Amaxopoulou, Ralph Gnannt, Kai Higashigaito, Andreas Jung, Christian J Kellenberger
BACKGROUND: Because of its absence of ionising radiation and possibility for obtaining functional information, MRI is promising for assessing lung disease in children who require repetitive imaging for long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE: To describe MRI findings in children with cystic fibrosis and evaluate semi-quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced lung perfusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively compared lung MRI in 25 children and young adults with cystic fibrosis (median age 3...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141315/-clinical-efficacy-of-one-lung-ventilation-in-treatment-of-children-postoperatively-intractable-atelectasis
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J M Huo, K Bai, Y Q Fu, C J Liu, F Xu
Objective: To investigate the effect of fiberoptic bronchoscope-guided one-lung ventilation (OLV) on treatment of intractable atelectasis in children. Method: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University from December 2014 to May 2017. Six patients with intractable atelectasis of left lung were included. Three cases were male and three female with the age from 1.5 to 11.0 years. The endotracheal tube was intubated to the left main bronchus for OLV by the guidance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138974/medical-complications-and-mortality-in-octogenarians-undergoing-elective-spinal-fusion-surgeries
#4
Sharad Rajpal, E Lee Nelson, Alan T Villavicencio, Jayratna Telang, Roshan Kantha, Kara Beasley, Sigita Burneikiene
BACKGROUND: The consequences of suffering postoperative complications in elderly undergoing spinal surgeries may be different compared to younger patients. The primary objective of this study was to identify the types and frequency of medical complications and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age or older undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries for degenerative spinal disease. METHODS: A prospective observational study with a retrospective chart review was performed, which included all consecutive patients ≥80 years old undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries from May 2012 to August 2015...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132465/-application-of-flexible-bronchoscopy-in-children-with-respiratory-diseases
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Li-Ping Wang, Shou-Ping Chen, Yu-Ying Huang, Fang-Fang Qin, Wen Ou, Hong-Dong Liu, Xiao-Fang Deng, Lei Lou, Jing Tao, Yu-Xia Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the significance of flexible bronchoscopy in children with respiratory diseases. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 80 children who were hospitalized due to respiratory diseases (including severe pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia with atelectasis/lung consolidation/local emphysema, protracted pneumonia, coughing and wheezing of unknown cause, chronic cough of unknown cause, and laryngeal stridor) and who underwent flexible bronchoscopy/alveolar lavage...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131002/low-tidal-volume-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-versus-high-tidal-volume-zero-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-and-postoperative-pulmonary-functions-in-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
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Murat Haliloglu, Beliz Bilgili, Mehtap Ozdemir, Tumay Umuroglu, Nurten Bakan
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare the effects of low tidal volume (VT) and moderate positive end-expiratory pressure(PEEP) with high tidal volume (VT) and zero end-expiratory pressure(ZEEP), on postoperative pulmonary functions and oxygenation in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-four (44) patients were randomized into low VT-PEEP and high VT-ZEEP groups. The patients were ventilated with VT of 6 ml/kg and 8 cmH2O PEEP in low VT-PEEP group and VT of 10 ml/kg and 0 cmH2O PEEP in high VT-ZEEP group...
October 31, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118301/two-incision-totally-thoracoscopic-approach-for-mitral-valve-replacement
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Guochang Zhao, Jie Gao, Yan Liu, Song Gu, Yulin Guo, Bin Xie, Pi Xiong Su
Totally thoracosopic mitral valve replacement (MVR) has been applied to mitral stenosis for many years. Three working ports are usually necessary, among which the longest port ranges from 6 to 8 cm. This study aimed to determine the safety and feasibility of the two-incision totally thoracoscopic approach for MVR, with the longest incision of 3 cm.From January 2014 to February 2016, 90 patients with mitral valve stenosis were retrospectively analyzed. Thirty-six (40%) patients were included in the two-incision group and 54 patients were operated on using the sternotomy approach...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117819/role-of-ultrasound-in-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-in-neonates-a-review
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Deepak Sharma, Seyyed Ahmad Tabatabaii, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Tracheal intubation is a commonly done procedure in neonatal intensive care unit and delivery room during resuscitation. The confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) position should be done quickly as tube malposition is associated with various serious adverse outcomes like hypoxemia, right upper lobe collapse, atelectasis, air leak syndromes and esophageal intubation. ETT position can be confirmed by various methods like clinical sign, chest radiography, capnography, external digital tracheal palpation, ultrasonography (USG), respiratory function monitor, video-laryngoscope and fiberoptic devices...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098106/a-rare-case-of-idiopathic-plastic-bronchitis
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Mohammed Raoufi, Leila Achachi, Fatima Zahra Mrabet, Laila Herrak, Mustapha El Ftouh, Najoua Bourhroum, Nezha Ouazzani Taibi
Plastic bronchitis is a rare disorder characterized by formation of large, branching bronchial casts, which are often expectorated. We present an interesting case of a 35-year-old woman who presented for evaluation of a chronic cough productive of voluminous secretions. Clinical and radiological examination confirmed a total left lung atelectasis without any pathological mediastinal node. Flexible bronchoscopy demonstrated tenacious, thick, and sticky whitish secretions blocking the left stem bronchus. This material was extracted, and inspection demonstrated a bronchial cast, whose pathological analysis revealed necrotic epithelial cells, some eosinophils, and Charcot-Leyden crystals...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088951/update-on-critical-care-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
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John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Carlene P Partow, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Harjus S Birk, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in patients with concurrent traumatic injuries in other body systems. These patients with polytrauma pose unique challenges to clinicians. The current review evaluates existing guidelines and updates the evidence for prehospital transport, immobilization, initial resuscitation, critical care, hemodynamic stability, diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and timing appropriate for the patient with SCI who has multisystem trauma. Initial management should be systematic, with focus on spinal immobilization, timely transport, and optimizing perfusion to the spinal cord...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081927/atelectasis-in-pediatrics-a-case-of-carcinoid-tumor
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Cláudia Vaz Guerreiro, Paula Ornelas, Luísa Pereira, Nuno Abecasis, Maria Teresa Almodovar
Carcinoid pulmonary tumors occur in the fourth to sixth decades of life. Usually, typical carcinoid arise a decade earlier when compared to atypical carcinoid (45 years and 55 years, respectively). Typical carcinoid tumors are the most common primary lung neoplasm in children and late adolescents, but there are less than 40 cases described in the literature. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and usually the symptoms are due to bronchial obstruction, sometimes with recurrent pneumonia. Its rarity may delay diagnosis but in most cases a favorable course after treatment is observed...
October 3, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075497/traumatic-left-main-bronchial-rupture-delayed-but-successful-outcome-of-robotic-assisted-reconstruction
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Hu-Lin C Wang, Cheng-Hung How, Heng-Fu Lin, Jang-Ming Lee
Tracheobronchial injuries are rare but life-threatening conditions in patients with blunt thoracic trauma. The diagnosis and management of such injury may often be delayed due to other concomitant severe injuries. No reported case of a robotic-assisted bronchial reconstruction has ever been performed for a traumatic bronchial injury. A 23-year-old male suffered from traumatic left main bronchial (LMB) rupture with an initial presentation of pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum that eventually progressed to left main bronchus fibrosis and total obstruction, which led to left lung atelectasis and consolidation...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067080/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-complications-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Anjum Naveed, Hammad Azam, Humayoun Ghulam Murtaza, Rana Altaf Ahmad, Mirza Ahmad Raza Baig
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after cardio-pulmonary bypass and association of pre-operative and intraoperative risk factors with incidence of PPCs. METHODS: This study was an observational analysis of five hundred and seventeen (517) patients who underwent cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. Incidence of PPCs and risk factors of PPCs were noted. Logistic regression was applied to determine the association of pre-operative and intraoperative risk factors with incidence of PPCs...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066586/mechanical-insufflation-exsufflation-versus-conventional-chest-physiotherapy-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Rasintra Siriwat, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Suchada Sritippayawan, Sumalee Hantragool, Prapasri Cheanprapai
BACKGROUND: The cough mechanism is often impaired in children with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy, accounting for the high prevalence of pneumonia and atelectasis requiring prolonged hospitalization. Conventional chest physiotherapy (CPT) is a current technique recommended at the onset of lower-respiratory infections in cerebral palsy. Previous studies have demonstrated the usefulness of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E) in children with neuromuscular disease. To date, there has been no study of MI-E in children with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy...
October 24, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065887/computed-tomography-of-the-thorax-in-rabbits-a-prospective-study-in-ten-clinically-healthy-new-zealand-white-rabbits
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Désirée Müllhaupt, Sandra Wenger, Patrick Kircher, Nadja Pfammatter, Jean-Michel Hatt, Stefanie Ohlerth
BACKGROUND: Literature investigating the normal cross-sectional anatomy of rabbits with computed tomography (CT) is sparse and incomplete. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the normal thoracic structures, in particular the cranial thorax, with CT angiography in 10 clinically healthy New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits. RESULTS: Absolute and relative measurements of the trachea, heart, thoracic caudal vena cava and aorta, right and left principal bronchi, right and left caudal lobar bronchi and the accompanying branches of the right and left pulmonary artery and vein, right and left lung volume and lung density were taken...
October 24, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058315/atelectasis-is-inversely-proportional-to-transpulmonary-pressure-during-weaning-from-ventilator-support-in-a-large-animal-model
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M Gudmundsson, G Perchiazzi, M Pellegrini, A Vena, G Hedenstierna, C Rylander
BACKGROUND: In mechanically ventilated, lung injured, patients without spontaneous breathing effort, atelectasis with shunt and desaturation may appear suddenly when ventilator pressures are decreased. It is not known how such a formation of atelectasis is related to transpulmonary pressure (PL ) during weaning from mechanical ventilation when the spontaneous breathing effort is increased. If the relation between PL and atelectasis were known, monitoring of PL might help to avoid formation of atelectasis and cyclic collapse during weaning...
October 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055239/computed-tomography-detection-of-stapled-interlobar-fissure-facilitates-diagnosing-postoperative-lobar-torsion-a-case-report
#17
Takahiro Yanagihara, Hideo Ichimura, Keisuke Kobayashi, Yukio Sato
INTRODUCTION: Atelectasis of the right middle lobe following right upper lobectomy may result from lobar torsion, bronchial kink, or impacted mucus plug. Although clinical consequence of lobar torsion could be serious, differentiating it from bronchial kink is occasionally challenging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 39-year old man with non-small cell lung cancer of cT1aN0M0 stage IA underwent right upper lobectomy. On postoperative day 1, we identified middle lobe atelectasis on the chest X-ray and performed bronchoscopy, which showed an obstruction of the right middle lobe bronchus without mucoid impaction...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049667/when-can-computed-tomography-fissure-analysis-replace-chartis-collateral-ventilation-assessment-in-the-prediction-of-patients-with-emphysema-who-might-benefit-from-endobronchial-valve-therapy
#18
Alfonso Fiorelli, Mario Santini, Pallav Shah
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was when can computed tomography-fissure analysis replace Chartis collateral ventilation assessment in the prediction of patients with emphysema who might benefit from endobronchial valve therapy? Twelve papers were chosen to answer the question. The authors, date, journal, country of publication and study type; patient group studied; relevant outcomes and results of these papers were tabulated. Five studies retrospectively compared the prognostic value of 2 methods...
September 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046776/the-safety-of-endoscopic-esophageal-procedures-under-general-anesthesia
#19
Go Eun Kim, Duk Kyung Kim, Ji Won Choi, In Sun Chung, Da Woon Jung
BACKGROUND: With the increasing demand for general anesthesia for endoscopic esophageal procedures, anesthesiologists should understand the clinical characteristics of post-procedural complications (PPCs). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the incidence of and risk factors associated with PPCs of endoscopic esophageal procedures performed under general anesthesia from July 2013 to November 2016. The final analysis included 129 patients; 114 who underwent esophageal endoscopic dissection for esophageal tumors and 15 cases of peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045567/individualized-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-obese-patients-during-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-using-electrical-impedance-tomography
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C Nestler, P Simon, D Petroff, S Hammermüller, D Kamrath, S Wolf, A Dietrich, L M Camilo, A Beda, A R Carvalho, A Giannella-Neto, A W Reske, H Wrigge, Jonathan Thompson
Background: General anaesthesia leads to atelectasis, reduced end-expiratory lung volume (EELV), and diminished arterial oxygenation in obese patients. We hypothesized that a combination of a recruitment manoeuvre (RM) and individualized positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can avoid these effects. Methods: Patients with a BMI ≥35 kg m -2 undergoing elective laparoscopic surgery were randomly allocated to mechanical ventilation with a tidal volume of 8 ml kg -1 predicted body weight and (i) an RM followed by individualized PEEP titrated using electrical impedance tomography (PEEP IND ) or (ii) no RM and PEEP of 5 cm H 2 O (PEEP 5 )...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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