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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896665/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-by-the-paralaminar-in-plane-approach-using-a-microconvex-array-transducer-methodological-utility-based-on-anatomical-structures
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Yasuko Taketa, Taro Fujitani, Yumi Irisawa, Satoko Sudo, Kazushi Takaishi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the analgesic feasibility of paralaminar in-plane (PL) approach for ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (USG-TPVB). As the needle trajectory was expected to be closely affected by the distance from the skin to the lamina-transverse process junction (LTPJ), we examined the correlativity between them on computed tomography (CT) or ultrasonography. METHODS: Thirty-two patients undergoing thoracotomy were recruited. We measured the distances between the skin and LTPJ using preoperative CT (S-L) and procedural ultrasonography (US-L)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872530/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-indian-cancer-patients-undergoing-major-thoracic-and-abdomino-pelvic-surgery
#2
Ashish Jakhetiya, Nootan Kumar Shukla, S V Suryanarayana Deo, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Sanjay Thulkar
The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of postoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in Indian patients undergoing surgery for thoracic and abdomino-pelvic malignancies. A prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary care cancer centre in North India. Two hundred and fifty consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for thoracic and abdomino-pelvic malignancies during the period March 2014 to March 2015 were enrolled in the study. Perioperative pharmacological antithrombotic prophylaxis was not prescribed to any of the patient as per the institutional protocol...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870682/advances-in-interventional-oncology-lung-cancer
#3
Philip J Dempsey, Carole A Ridge, Stephen B Solomon
Image-guided lung intervention in the oncologic patient includes transthoracic needle biopsy, thermal ablation, fiducial placement, and tunneled pleural catheter placement and is made possible by technical advancements in computed tomography, fluoroscopy, and ultrasound technology, as well as the proliferation of available thermal ablation modalities such as radiofrequency, microwave, and cryoablation. With increasingly earlier cancer diagnoses being made and a greater patient demand for minimally invasive therapies, interventional oncology has many options to offer the patient with thoracic malignancies...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866702/elucidation-of-percutaneously-accessible-lymph-nodes-in-swine-a-large-animal-model-for-interventional-lymphatic-research
#4
Dara Kraitchman, Ihab Kamel, Clifford Weiss, Christos Georgiades
PURPOSE: To define percutaneously accessible, anatomically reproducible swine lymph nodes using magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and ethiodized oil (Lipiodol; Guerbet, Bloomington, Indiana) lymphangiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five adult female swine (Yorkshire, 50-60 kg) were used. Under general anesthesia, T1-weighted and T2-weighted, coronal and axial images of the entire swine were obtained. The animal's extrathoracic, extraperitoneal soft tissues from the neck to the groins were examined with ultrasound...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863915/prenatal-ultrasound-monitoring-of-homozygous-%C3%AE-0-thalassemia-induced-fetal-anemia
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REVIEW
Helena H L Lee, Annisa S L Mak, C F Poon, K Y Leung
A noninvasive approach by serial ultrasound examination at 12-15, 18, and 30 weeks of gestation can be used to exclude homozygous α(0)-thalassemia-induced fetal anemia. At 12-15 weeks of gestation, the predictive values for the fetal cardio-thoracic ratio were better than that for the placental thickness. At 16-20 weeks of gestation, measuring middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity is associated with a low false-positive rate. However, the false-positive rate of this noninvasive approach can be about 3%, requiring an invasive test to confirm the diagnosis...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862004/sonographic-measurement-of-fetal-thymus-size-in-uncomplicated-singleton-pregnancies
#6
Chayada Tangshewinsirikul, Panyu Panburana
PURPOSE: To establish sonographic reference ranges of the normal fetal thymus size between 17 and 38 weeks of gestational age (GA). METHODS: The study was conducted between April 1 and December 31, 2013. Low-risk singleton pregnancies without obstetrical and medical complications at the GAs between 17 and 38 weeks were recruited for thymus measurement. The fetal thymus was identified on transabdominal sonography at the three-vessel view. Maximal transverse diameter, perimeter, and thymus/thoracic ratio were measured...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860078/pulmonologist-performed-transoesophageal-sampling-for-lung-cancer-staging-using-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-videobronchoscope-an-australian-experience
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Hari Wimaleswaran, Michael W Farmer, Louis B Irving, Barton R Jennings, Daniel P Steinfort
BACKGROUND: Transoesophageal endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) video-bronchoscope insertion provides pulmonologists access to conduct endoscopic fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA) of mediastinal lymph node (LN) lesions and also assist in lung cancer staging by sampling left adrenal gland (LAG) lesions. Limited literature have described additional diagnostic value, whilst maintaining patient safety. METHODS: All eligible patients with paraoesophageal lesions on thoracic computed tomography (CT) underwent pulmonologist-performed EUS-B-FNA at two tertiary centres and were included in this prospective observational cohort study...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847557/thoracic-ultrasound-a-complementary-diagnostic-tool-in-cardiology
#8
REVIEW
Guglielmo M Trovato
Clinical assessment and workup of patients referred to cardiologists may need an extension to chest disease. This requires more in-depth examination of respiratory co-morbidities due to uncertainty or severity of the clinical presentation. The filter and integration of ecg and echocardiographic information, addressing to the clues of right ventricular impairment, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, and other less frequent conditions, such as congenital, inherited and systemic disease, usually allow more timely diagnosis and therapeutic choice...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827289/-a-man-with-dyspnoea-after-falling-from-a-roof
#9
J G Veldhuis, L J Geut
We describe a 63-year-old male presented to the emergency room after a blunt thoracic injury. His breathing was painful. The supine X-ray of the thorax did not show signs of a pneumothorax. However, using point-of-care ultrasound we were able to confirm this diagnosis.
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822873/resection-of-an-esophageal-schwannoma-with-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
#10
Takayoshi Watanabe, Tatsuya Miyazaki, Hideyuki Saito, Tomonori Yoshida, Yuji Kumakura, Hiroaki Honjyo, Takehiko Yokobori, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: Esophageal schwannomas are rare primary submucosal esophageal tumors. We herein report a case of an esophageal schwannoma that was difficult to diagnose. CASE PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old woman presented with chief complaints of difficulty swallowing and epigastric pain. Enhanced computed tomography of her chest revealed a tumor mass at the upper thoracic esophagus with internal heterogeneity. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography showed a hypermetabolic appearance matching the tumor mass; the accumulation had a maximum standardized uptake value of 5...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812640/applications-for-a-hybrid-operating-room-in-thoracic-surgery-from-multidisciplinary-procedures-to-image-guided-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Juliano Ribeiro Andrade, Alessandro Wasum Mariani, Rodrigo Gobbo Garcia, Jose Ernesto Succi, Andrey Soares, Paulo Marcelo Zimmer
The concept of a hybrid operating room represents the union of a high-complexity surgical apparatus with state-of-the-art radiological tools (ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy, or magnetic resonance imaging), in order to perform highly effective, minimally invasive procedures. Although the use of a hybrid operating room is well established in specialties such as neurosurgery and cardiovascular surgery, it has rarely been explored in thoracic surgery. Our objective was to discuss the possible applications of this technology in thoracic surgery, through the reporting of three cases...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810148/introduction-of-a-novel-ultrasound-guided-extrathoracic-sub-paraspinal-block-for-control-of-perioperative-pain-in-nuss-procedure-patients
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Robert B Bryskin, Daniel K Robie, Frederick M Mansfield, Eugene B Freid, Siam Sukumvanich
BACKGROUND: A safe and effective method of multilevel thoracic pain control remains an elusive goal in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure. The aim of our study was to develop a nonopioid centered approach using a novel regional technique as part of a quality improvement initiative. METHODS: The proposed ultrasound-guided technique positions multi-perforated soaker catheter deep to the paraspinal muscles from T2 to T11. The project was conducted in two phases...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801748/a-severe-complication-after-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-breast-cancer-surgery-total-spinal-anaesthesia-a-case-report
#13
Aline Albi-Feldzer, Baptiste Duceau, Williams Nguessom, Christian Jayr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795778/-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-women-about-five-cases
#14
Safaa Ouassou, Laila Herrak, Leila Achachi, Fatima Nachite, Kaoutar Znati, Mustapha El Ftouh
Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) is a lymphoma occurring in the anterior mediastinum starting from the cells B of the thymique medullary zone. This is a rare entity characterized by epidemiological, clinical and evolutionary peculiarities as well as by pathological and immunohistochemical peculiarities. We report a case series of 5 patients with diagnosed PMBL hospitalized in Pulmonology Department of Ibn Sina Hospital between January 2012 and May 2016. The average age was 34 years, the median of consultation time was 2 months...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785098/single-shot-lamina-thoracic-paravertebral-block-with-ketofol-for-modified-radical-mastectomy
#15
Ambrose Rukewe, Oludolapo O Afuwape, Austin Ugheoke, Akinola A Fatiregun
We describe the use of single-shot lamina thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) with sedation for a 56-year-old female patient who had modified radical mastectomy with axillary clearance. Two years ago, she suffered vocal cord palsy post thyroidectomy, which was managed with tracheostomy. The tracheostomy tube was removed 8 months later, leaving the patient with persistent hoarseness of voice and left vocal cord palsy. She declined general anesthesia and consented for TPVB. The surgery lasted 95 minutes and was successfully completed with TPVB...
2016: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780945/endoscopic-resection-of-a-giant-esophageal-lipoma-causing-sudden-choking
#16
Dong Ho Jo, Hyung Ku Chon, Sun Ho Woo, Tae Hyeon Kim
Most esophageal lipomas are discovered incidentally and are small and asymptomatic. However, large (>4 cm) lipomas may cause various symptoms, including dysphagia, regurgitation, or epigastric discomfort. We present a 45-year-old woman with intermittent sudden choking and globus pharyngeus. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound revealed an approximately 10.0×1.5 cm pedunculated subepithelial tumor in the upper esophagus, identified as the cause of her symptoms. A thoracic computed tomography scan revealed a fat attenuated longitudinal mass along the upper esophagus, suggestive of a lipoma...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777885/male-papillary-breast-cancer-treated-by-wide-resection-and-latissimus-dorsi-flap-reconstruction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Eike Burandt, Joanna Banys, Stefan Geist, Guido Sauter, Natalia Krawczyk, Peter Paluchowski
Breast cancer (BC) in men represents between 0.5% and 1% of all BC diagnosed each year. We report a case of advanced BC in a 62-year-old male treated at our interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Center. The patient presented with a newly diagnosed large, symptomatic mass in his left breast. Clinical examination showed a not movable mass of 16 cm diameter, deforming the whole breast; the overlying skin was livid and hypervascularized. Enlarged lymph nodes were palpable in the axillary pit. He had no concomitant diseases at time of presentation...
October 10, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770196/is-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation-really-a-rare-disease-result-of-a-prospective-registry-with-universal-antenatal-screening-program
#18
C T Lau, A Kan, N Shek, P Tam, K K Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is an increasingly recognized disease with potential mortality. Owing to limited published studies, the true incidence is yet to be determined. We carried out this prospective study with the aim to estimate its true incidence on a population basis. METHODS: An antenatal ultrasonography program was implemented since 2009. Fetuses with suspected intra-thoracic lesions were monitored by regular follow-ups...
October 21, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769775/stylet-usage-does-not-improve-diagnostic-outcomes-in-endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Eric L Scholten, Roy Semaan, Peter Illei, Christopher Mallow, Sixto Arias, David Feller-Kopman, Karen Oakjones-Burgess, Bernice Frimpong, Ricardo Ortiz, Hans Lee, Lonny Yarmus
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) of thoracic structures is a commonly performed tissue sampling technique. The usage of an inner-stylet in the EBUS needle has never been rigorously evaluated, and may be unnecessary. METHODS: In a prospective randomized single blinded controlled clinical trial, patients with a clinical indication for EBUS-TBNA underwent lymph node sampling using both with-stylet and without-stylet techniques...
October 18, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760423/endosonography-of-a-pulmonary-artery-obstruction-in-echinococcosis
#20
Mark J Schuuring, Peter I Bonta, Michele van Vugt, Frank Smithuis, Otto M van Delden, Jouke T Annema, Kees Stijnis
A 44-year-old woman with a history of pulmonary embolism and abdominal echinococcosis complained of sudden thoracic pain and shortness of breath. A D-dimer of 77.5 mg/l (reference ≤0.5 mg/l) was found. Chest CT scan revealed obstruction of the right lower and middle lobe pulmonary artery (PA). Anticoagulation therapy was initiated for the presumed diagnosis of recurrent pulmonary embolism. However, due to persistent symptoms of dyspnea, follow-up CT angiography of the chest was performed 3 months later. A persistent PA obstruction was found and the presumed diagnosis of embolism was questioned...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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