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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049810/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-a-life-threatening-malignant-laryngotracheal-obstruction
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Gaetana Messina, Antonio Raucci, Mario Santini
Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of thoracic surgeons. We report its use to follow stent placement in the laryngotracheal position for management of life-threatening neoplastic obstruction. For this purpose, a 15-MHz linear probe was placed in the midline at the level of the cricoid cartilage. Ultrasound performed daily at bedside showed normal movement of vocal folds and no stent dislocation. This strategy may be an alternative to computed tomography scan or endoscopy to follow stent placement in extrathoracic airways...
September 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046768/smartphones-and-e-tablets-in-perioperative-medicine
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REVIEW
Frederic Michard
Smartphones and electronic tablets (e-tablets) have become ubiquitous devices. Their ease of use, smartness, accessibility, mobility and connectivity create unique opportunities to improve quality of surgical care from prehabilitation to rehabilitation. Before surgery, digital applications (Apps), serious games and text messaging may help for a better control of risk factors (hypertension, overweight), for smoking cessation, and for optimizing adherence to preoperative recommendations (e.g., regarding anticoagulation or antihypertensive treatments)...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033727/ultrasound-assessment-of-cranial-spread-during-caudal-blockade-in-children-effect-of-different-volumes-of-local-anesthetic
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Chandni Sinha, Amarjeet Kumar, Shalini Sharma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Somak Majumdar, Ajeet Kumar, Nishant Sahay, Bindey Kumar, U K Bhadani
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided caudal block injection is a simple, safe, and effective method of anesthesia/analgesia in pediatric patients. The volume of caudal drug required has always been a matter of debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This present prospective, randomized, double-blinded study aimed to measure extent of the cranial spread of caudally administered levobupivacaine in Indian children by means of real-time ultrasonography. Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists I/II children scheduled for urogenital surgeries were enrolled in this trial...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033726/ultrasound-guided-multilevel-paravertebral-block-versus-local-anesthesia-for-medical-thoracoscopy
#4
Maha A Abo-Zeid, Mohammad M Elgamal, Asem A Hewidy, Amro A Moawad, Alaa Eldin Adel Elmaddawy
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetic infiltration for medical thoracoscopy has an analgesic properties for short duration. Single injection thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) provides limited analgesia. PURPOSE: Comparison between thoracic PVB performed at two or three levels with local infiltration for anesthetic adequacy in adult medical thoracoscopy as a primary outcome and postthoracoscopic analgesia and pulmonary function as secondary outcomes for adult medical thoracoscopy...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993095/comparison-of-the-brainstem-auditory-evoked-responses-during-sevoflurane-or-alfaxalone-anaesthesia-in-adult-cats
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Carlos Ros, Carme Soler, Alejandra García de Carellán Mateo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of general anaesthesia using sevoflurane or alfaxalone on the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) test in adult healthy cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, clinical, 'blinded', crossover study. ANIMALS: Ten feral adult healthy cats. METHODS: Premedication consisted of dexmedetomidine (0.01 mg kg(-1)) intramuscularly (IM). The first general anaesthesia was induced and maintained with sevoflurane (treatment S) for physical examination, BAER test, complete blood tests, thoracic radiographs and abdominal ultrasound...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975036/marked-paraneoplastic-basophilia-accompanying-eosinophilia-in-a-cat-with-alimentary-t-cell-lymphoma
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Maria Balan, Aimee Hope, Joseph Cassidy, Maureen McCullough, Peter J O'Brien
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was referred with a history of persistent pyrexia, pica, soft faeces, inappetence, intermittent vomiting, mild-to-moderate granulocytosis and mild hypercalcaemia. No significant improvement was noted after antibiotic and corticosteroid treatment, except that the hypercalcaemia resolved. Physical examination, including thoracic auscultation, and abdominal and peripheral lymph node palpation, were unremarkable. On admission, haematology revealed moderate leukocytosis (36...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974588/thoracic-ultrasound-experiences-among-respiratory-specialty-trainees-in-the-uk
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Parthipan Sivakumar, Meera Kamalanathan, Anne S Collett, Liju Ahmed
Achieving competence in thoracic ultrasound is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of respiratory specialty training in the UK. We evaluated trainee competencies, access to training and confidence in thoracic ultrasound by means of a nationally distributed survey with the participation of 202 (of approximately 600) respiratory trainees. 65.8% (131/199) of responders are RCR Level 1 accredited and 20.6% (22/107) of these trainees had performed fewer than 20 ultrasounds in the past year. 29...
October 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964685/shunt-based-interventions-why-how-and-when-to-place-a-shunt
#8
REVIEW
Mark P Johnson, R Douglas Wilson
The broad categories of surgical fetal therapy can be separated into either open surgical techniques or minimally invasive endoscopic/ultrasound-guided techniques that require only puncture of the uterus with single or multiple small ports. Benefits of fetoscopic or ultrasound-guided fetal intervention include decreased uterine irritability, decreased incidence of preterm labor, and avoidance of risks associated with hysterotomy and commitment to cesarean delivery for future pregnancies. Fetal abnormalities potentially amenable to ultrasound-guided drainage techniques include thoracic fluid-filled lesions and lower urinary tract obstruction...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932697/thoracic-wall-trauma-misdiagnosed-lesions-on-radiographs-and-usefulness-of-ultrasound-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Xavier Tomas, Catherine Facenda, Nuno Vaz, Edgar Augusto Castañeda, Montserrat Del Amo, Ana Isabel Garcia-Diez, Jaime Pomes
Blunt injuries to the chest wall are an important chapter on emergency room (ER) departments, being the third most common injuries in trauma patients which ominous complications could appear. This article describes different types of traumatic events affecting the chest wall, which maybe misdiagnosed with conventional X-ray. Special emphasis has been done in computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging. This technique is considered the "gold-standard" for those traumatic patients, due to its fast acquisition covering the whole area of interest in axial plane, reconstructing multiplanar (2D, 3D) volume-rendered images with a superb quality and angiographic CT capabilities for evaluating vascular damage...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
#10
Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903756/could-the-use-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-reduce-the-number-of-chest-x-rays-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. METHODS: Data were collected by conducting a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of adult patients who needed thoracic imaging and were admitted to our academic polyvalent ICU...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
#12
Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890304/hemodynamic-parameters-that-may-predict-false-lumen-growth-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-repair-a-preliminary-study-on-long-term-multiple-follow-ups
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Huanming Xu, Zhenfeng Li, Huiwu Dong, Yilun Zhang, Jianyong Wei, Paul N Watton, Wei Guo, Duanduan Chen, Jiang Xiong
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is commonly applied in type-B aortic dissection. For patients with dissection affects descending aorta and extends downward to involve abdominal aorta and possibly iliac arteries, false lumen (FL) expansion might occur post-TEVAR. Predictions of dissection development may assist in medical decision on re-intervention or surgery. In this study, two patients are selected with similar morphological features at initial presentation but with different long-term FL development post-TEVAR (stable and enlarged FL)...
September 7, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887258/case-report-severe-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-acute-pancreatitis
#14
Jin Jie, Wu Yongfa, Wang Yuxin, Liao Mingfang, Qu Lefeng
A 52 year-old man presented with sudden abdominal pain and intermittent vomiting. The patient underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CT) and was diagnosed with an acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) involving the celiac trunk superior mesenteric artery (SMA), and extending to the renal artery. The patient was treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). After the procedure, the patient still complained of left upper abdomen abdominal pain, and an abdominal mass was detected on physical examination...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879075/endobronchial-ultrasound-convex-probe-for-lymphoma-sarcoidosis-lung-cancer-and-other-thoracic-entities-a-case-series
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Paul Zarogoulidis, Haidong Huang, Chong Bai, Christoforos Kosmidis, Georgia Trakada, Lemonia Veletza, Theodora Tsiouda, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Dimitrios Paliouras, Evangelia Athanasiou, Dimitris Hatzibougias, Anastasios Kallianos, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Liana Papaemmanouil, Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt
Endobronchial ultrasound endoscopy is a state of the art diagnostic endoscopic procedure for the thorax. Firstly it was designed mainly for the staging of lung cancer and of course for the diagnosis of suspicious findings in large central airways. The main limitation of the equipment is the diameter of the instrument and therefore it can only be guided through large airways. However; the diameter of the working channel also provides a large tissue sample nowadays with the 19G biopsy needle. We will provide our experience with the 22G needle of the endobronchial convex-probe in several medical situations of the thorax...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877731/hypoluteoidism-in-a-dog-associated-with-recurrent-mammary-fibroadenoma-stimulated-by-progestin-therapy
#16
Maria Teresa Zedda, Luisa Bogliolo, Elisabetta Antuofermo, Laura Falchi, Federica Ariu, Giovanni Pietro Burrai, Salvatore Pau
BACKGROUND: Hypoluteoidism in the bitch is characterized by insufficient production and secretion of progesterone by the corpora lutea. It is a rare pathologic condition and during pregnancy, it leads to embryonic resorption or fetal abortion. Supplementary therapy with progestins is indicated during pregnancy to obtain delivery of vital puppies but unwarranted side effects of such treatment are poorly documented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old, nulliparous, female Istrian Shorthaired Hound dog had been mated repeatedly in six heats with different dogs of proven fertility but signs of pregnancy did not develop...
September 6, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867308/-use-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-cryptogenic-haemoptysis
#17
L Mhanna, E Noel-Savina, S Pontier, M Jaffro, N Guibert, C Hermant, G Plat, A Didier
Currently about 50% of cases of haemoptysis are thought to be cryptogenic. Haemorrhage from the pulmonary arterial system is rare and usually due to aneurysms or pseudoaneurysms, the radiological diagnosis of which is often difficult. We report here the case of a patient admitted with a heavy haemoptysis in whom the thoracic CT scan did not reveal the diagnosis. Bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound showed a vascular malformation of a branch of the pulmonary artery allowing a radiological embolisation...
September 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867151/-axillary-local-anesthetic-spread-after-the-thoracic-interfacial-ultrasound-block-a-cadaveric-and-radiological-evaluation
#18
Patricia Alfaro de la Torre, Jerry Wayne Jones, Servando López Álvarez, Paula Diéguez Garcia, Francisco Javier Garcia de Miguel, Eva Maria Monzon Rubio, Federico Carol Boeris, Monir Kabiri Sacramento, Osmany Duany, Mario Fajardo Pérez, Borja de la Quintana Gordon
BACKGROUND: Oral opioid analgesics have been used for management of peri- and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing axillary dissection. The axillary region is a difficult zone to block and does not have a specific regional anesthesia technique published that offers its adequate blockade. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, anatomic and radiological studies were conducted to determine the deposition and spread of methylene blue and local anesthetic injected respectively into the axilla via the thoracic inter-fascial plane...
August 31, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859628/assessment-of-thoracic-ultrasound-in-complementary-diagnosis-and-in-follow-up-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap
#19
Maria D'Amato, Gaetano Rea, Vincenzo Carnevale, Maria Arcangela Grimaldi, Anna Rita Saponara, Eric Rosenthal, Michele Maria Maggi, Lucia Dimitri, Marco Sperandeo
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) is the primary diagnostic tool for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Some authors recently proposed that thoracic ultrasound (TUS) could valuably flank or even reliably substitute CXR in the diagnosis and follow-up of CAP. We investigated the clinical utility of TUS in a large sample of patients with CAP, to challenge the hypothesis that it may be a substitute for CXR. METHODS: Out of 645 consecutive patients with a CXR-confirmed CAP diagnosed in the emergency room of our hospital over a three-years period, 510 were subsequently admitted to our department of Internal Medicine...
August 31, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856110/the-analgesic-efficiency-of-ultrasound-guided-rectus-sheath-analgesia-compared-with-low-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-after-elective-abdominal-surgery-with-a-midline-incision-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Hany Mahmoud Yassin, Ahmed Tohamy Abd Elmoneim, Hatem El Moutaz
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath blockade has been described to provide analgesia for midline abdominal incisions. We aimed to compare thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) and rectus sheath analgesia (RSA) with respect to safety and efficacy. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent elective laparotomies through a midline incision were assigned randomly to receive either continuous TEA (TEA group, n = 31) or intermittent RSA (RSA group, n = 29). The number of patients who required analgesia, the time to first request analgesia, the interval and the cumulative morphine doses consumption during 72 hours postoperatively, and pain intensity using visual analog score (VAS) at rest and upon coughing were reported in addition to any side effects related to both techniques or administered drugs...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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