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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096997/bronchial-tree-shaped-mucous-plug-in-cystic-fibrosis-imaging-guided-management
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Ignazio Salamone, Baldassare Mondello, Maria Cristina Lucanto, Simona Cristadoro, Mariangela Lombardo, Mario Barone
We report the case of a 17-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis (CF) who presented with persistent cough; after starting intravenous antibiotics for Pseudomonas aeruginosa he underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. CT revealed extensive consolidation in the right lower lobe with relative bronchus obstruction; the cause of bronchial obstruction was detected in the mediastinal window, corresponding to a bronchial tree-shaped, thick, tenacious mucous plug. This was extracted 48 h after unresponsive bronchial washing and endobronchial instillation of rhDNAse, using foreign-body forceps, with subsequent resolution of cough...
March 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089592/stapleless-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-preliminary-report
#2
Jose Luis Leyba, Salvador Navarrete Llopis, Salvador Navarrete Aulestia, Ricardo Ochoa, Eliana Azuaje
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) as a single-stage procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity is becoming increasingly popular. In undeveloped countries, the linear staples required to create the sleeve are not always available because of their high cost. As an alternative to the staples, the bipolar vessel sealer device could be used in bariatric surgery to divide and temporarily seal the stomach. SETTINGS: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela...
December 7, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072959/-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hemorrhage-of-the-newborn-infants-using-lung-ultrasonography
#3
J Liu, W Fu, S W Chen, Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the accuracy and reliability of lung ultrasound in diagnosis of pulmonary hemorrhage of the newborn infants. Method: From January 2014 to May 2016, 142 neonates from the Army General Hospital of the Chinese PLA were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups: a study group of 42 neonates, who were diagnosed with pulmonary hemorrhage according to their medical history, clinical manifestations and chest X-ray findings, and a control group of 100 neonates with no lung disease...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048125/su-f-r-31-identification-of-robust-normal-lung-ct-texture-features-for-the-prediction-of-radiation-induced-lung-disease
#4
W Choi, S Riyahi, W Lu
PURPOSE: Normal lung CT texture features have been used for the prediction of radiation-induced lung disease (radiation pneumonitis and radiation fibrosis). For these features to be clinically useful, they need to be relatively invariant (robust) to tumor size and not correlated with normal lung volume. METHODS: The free-breathing CTs of 14 lung SBRT patients were studied. Different sizes of GTVs were simulated with spheres placed at the upper lobe and lower lobe respectively in the normal lung (contralateral to tumor)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048098/su-f-j-67-dosimetric-changes-during-radiotherapy-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-atelectasis
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C Guy, E Weiss, N Jan, L Reshko, G Christensen, G Hugo
PURPOSE: Large geometric changes which occur during thoracic radiotherapy alter normal anatomy and target position and may induce clinically important dose changes. This study investigates variation of organ-at-risk (OAR) dose caused by atelectasis resolution during radiotherapy. METHODS: 3D IMRT treatment plans were obtained for 14 non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Dose of the clinical plan was recalculated on a baseline scan in which lung was collapsed and on a midtreatment scan in which lung re-aeration had occurred...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047251/tu-h-campus-jep2-02-interobserver-variability-of-ct-pet-ct-and-mri-based-primary-tumor-delineation-for-lung-cancer
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K Karki, G Hugo, S Saraiya, N Jan, J Schuster, M Schutzer, L Fahrner, R Groves, J Ford, E Weiss
PURPOSE: Target delineation in lung cancer radiotherapy has, in general, large variability. MRI has so far not been investigated in detail for lung cancer delineation variability. The purpose of this study is to investigate delineation variability for lung tumors using MRI and compare it to CT alone and PET-CT based delineations. METHODS: Seven physicians delineated the primary tumor volumes of nine patients for the following scenarios: (1) CT only; (2) post-contrast T1-weighted MRI registered with diffusion-weighted MRI; and (3) PET-CT fusion images...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043486/tuberculosis-in-children
#7
Ali Akbar Velayati
Tuberculosis (TB) is the main cause of infection-related death in the world. Children make up ∼5-15% of all TB cases. Severe forms of disease such as meningitis and disseminated form are more common in children. Due to current estimates of World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, one million children suffer from TB around the world; of these, it is estimated that more than 136,000 die a year. One study estimated 67million children with latent TB which develops to active form with the rate of ∼850,000 each year...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043484/complete-postobstructive-lung-atelectasis-due-to-malignant-central-airway-obstruction-does-not-exclude-curative-chance
#8
Grigoris Stratakos, Anastasios Palamidas, Nikos Koufos, Charalambos Zisis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017167/effects-of-different-levels-of-end-expiratory-pressure-on-hemodynamic-respiratory-mechanics-and-systemic-stress-response-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Oznur Sen, Yasemin Erdogan Doventas
OBJECTIVE: General anesthesia causes reduction of functional residual capacity. And this decrease can lead to atelectasis and intrapulmonary shunting in the lung. In this study we want to evaluate the effects of 5 and 10cmH2O PEEP levels on gas exchange, hemodynamic, respiratory mechanics and systemic stress response in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: American Society of Anesthesiologist I-II physical status 43 patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly selected to receive external PEEP of 5cmH2O (PEEP 5 group) or 10cmH2O PEEP (PEEP 10 group) during pneumoperitoneum...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013057/neural-control-of-ventilation-prevents-both-over-distension-and-de-recruitment-of-experimentally-injured-lungs
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Lukas Brander, Onnen Moerer, Göran Hedenstierna, Jennifer Beck, Jukka Takala, Arthur S Slutsky, Christer Sinderby
BACKGROUND: Endogenous pulmonary reflexes may protect the lungs during mechanical ventilation. We aimed to assess integration of continuous neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (cNAVA), delivering assist in proportion to diaphragm's electrical activity during inspiration and expiration, and Hering-Breuer inflation and deflation reflexes on lung recruitment, distension, and aeration before and after acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: In 7 anesthetised rabbits with bilateral pneumothoraces, we identified adequate cNAVA level (cNAVAAL) at the plateau in peak ventilator pressure during titration procedures before (healthy lungs with endotracheal tube, [HLETT]) and after ALI (endotracheal tube [ALIETT] and during non-invasive ventilation [ALINIV])...
December 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009669/effect-of-peak-inspiratory-pressure-on-the-development-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-in-mechanically-ventilated-adult-surgical-patients-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Chelsa Wamsley, Donald Missel
The objective is to identify the effect of peak inspiratory pressure on the development of postoperative pulmonary complications.More specifically, the objective is to identify the effect of maintaining intraoperative peak inspiratory pressure less than or equal to 30 cmH2O compared with peak inspiratory pressure greater than 30 cmH2O on the incidence of postoperative atelectasis, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome in mechanically ventilated adult surgical patients.
December 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999999/cartilage-island-on-stapes-autologous-porp-in-the-hypoventilated-middle-ear
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Jeanette Hess-Erga, Bart Lambertus Henricus Jozef Engelen, Flemming Slinning Vassbotn
The most common technique in sound restoration of the middle ear is prosthetic surgery. Hypoventilation of the middle ear may cause adhesive otitis or atelectasis resulting in a higher risk of prosthetic extrusion rate and recurrence of the underlying cholesteatoma. We report long-term results using an island of tragal cartilage as an autologous PORP in selected patients with poor middle ear ventilation. Retrospective chart reviews were performed for procedures involving 52 patients between year 2000 and 2009...
December 20, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999169/a-case-for-the-therapeutic-use-of-perfluorocarbon-in-pulmonary-atelectasis
#13
Shreya Bali, Gareth Morgan, Andrew Nyman, Simona Turcu, Andrew Durward
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998504/spontaneous-resolution-of-chronic-maxillary-atelectasis-in-a-paediatric-patient-an-exceptional-case
#14
Claudia González, Karen M García, Soledad Palma, Claudio A Callejas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 17, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994448/clinical-and-radiological-outcome-following-pneumothorax-after-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-with-valves
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D Gompelmann, N Benjamin, K Kontogianni, Fjf Herth, C P Heussel, H Hoffmann, R Eberhardt
INTRODUCTION: Valve implantation has evolved as a therapy for patients with advanced emphysema. Although it is a minimally invasive treatment, it is associated with complications, the most common being pneumothorax. Pneumothorax occurs due to the rapid target lobe volume reduction and may be a predictor of clinical benefit despite this complication. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct an exploratory data analysis of patients who developed a pneumothorax following endoscopic valve therapy for emphysema...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992862/endobronchial-valves-for-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-best-practice-recommendations-from-expert-panel-on-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction
#16
Dirk-Jan Slebos, Pallav L Shah, Felix J F Herth, Arschang Valipour
Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) is being adopted as a treatment option for carefully selected patients suffering from severe emphysema. ELVR with the one-way endobronchial Zephyr valves (EBV) has been demonstrated to improve pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and quality of life in patients with both heterogeneous and homogenous emphysema without collateral ventilation. In this "expert best practices" review, we will highlight the practical aspects of this therapy. Key selection criteria for ELVR are hyperinflation with a residual volume >175% of predicted, forced expiratory volume <50% of predicted, and a 6-min walking distance >100 m...
December 20, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988091/pulmonary-complications-after-open-abdominal-aortic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Laura Pasin, Pasquale Nardelli, Alessandro Belletti, Massimiliano Greco, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini, Roberto Chiesa, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) are among the most common complications after noncardiac surgery. Men, smokers, and elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure are more likely to experience PPC. The majority of patients undergoing vascular surgery belong in these categories and are at higher risk of developing PPC. Moreover, the surgical site is one of the most important risk factors associated with PPC, and aortic surgery carries the highest risk...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986447/-massive-pulmonary-atelectasis-is-it-always-a-foreign-body
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Estela Pérez Ruiz, María Del Carmen López Castillo, Pilar Caro Aguilera, Javier Pérez Frías
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984004/high-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-obese-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Christian Bime, Mallorie Fiero, Zhenqiang Lu, Eyal Oren, Cristine E Berry, Sairam Parthasarathy, Joe G N Garcia
BACKGROUND: In acute respiratory distress syndrome, minimizing lung injury from repeated collapse and reopening of alveoli by applying a high positive end expiratory pressure improves oxygenation without influencing mortality. Obesity causes alveolar atelectasis thus suggesting that a higher positive end expiratory pressure might be more protective among the obese. We hypothesized that the effect of applying a high positive end expiratory pressure on mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome would differ by obesity status...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940505/a-previously-healthy-adolescent-with-acute-encephalopathy-and-decorticate-posturing
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Yu Kawai, Andrea G DeMonbrun, Rebecca S Chambers, Danielle A Nolan, Bram A Dolcourt, Nasuh M Malas, Michael W Quasney
A 14-year-old previously healthy female was transferred from a local emergency department after being found unresponsive at home. Parental questioning revealed she had fever and pharyngitis 2 weeks before presentation. Past mental health history was negative, including concern for past or present suicidal ideation/attempts, suspected substance use, or toxic ingestion. In the emergency department, she was orotracheally intubated due to a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3. She was hemodynamically stable and euglycemic...
January 2017: Pediatrics
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