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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427079/diagnostic-accuracy-of-combinations-of-tumor-markers-for-malignant-pleural-effusion-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Yuan Yang, Ya-Lan Liu, Huan-Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: The role of combinations of tumor markers such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigens (CA) 125, 15-3, and 19-9, and CYFRA 21-1 (a fragment of cytokeratin 19) in diagnosing malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has not been clearly established. OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis was performed to establish the overall diagnostic accuracies of combinations of these pleural fluid tumor markers for MPE. METHODS: The PubMed, Ovid, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane bibliographic databases were searched...
April 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426469/prophylactic-radiotherapy-for-procedure-tract-metastases-in-mesothelioma-a-review
#2
David T Arnold, Amelia O Clive
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy with a very poor prognosis. The majority of patients require pleural procedures for diagnostic or fluid management purposes. Damage to the pleura during these procedures can lead to procedure tract metastases (PTMs), with increasing risk from larger interventions. Prophylactic radiotherapy to these sites is a controversial topic with conflicting results from trial data. In this review, we summarize the recent evidence...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
#3
Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425045/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cell-1-strem-1-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-infectious-diseases
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Changlin Cao, Jingxian Gu, Jingyao Zhang
Sensitive and useful biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of infectious diseases have been widely developed. An example of these biomarkers is triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1), which is a cell surface receptor expressed on monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils. TREM-1 amplifies inflammation by activating the TREM-1/DAP12 pathway. This pathway is triggered by the interaction of TREM-1 with ligands or stimulation by bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Consequently, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines are secreted...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414681/what-can-erode-through-lungs-bone-and-skin
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J M Manalac, D Shankaranayanan, J Paul-Olivier, L Guidry, N R Sells
CASE: A 51 year old African American Man without significant past history presented with three weeks of persistent cough productive of copious yellow sputum. He denied fevers, chills, hemoptysis, dyspnea, weight or appetite changes, sick contacts, recent travel. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared comfortable. He had decreased air entry of the left lower lobe with dullness to percussion. A 5x3 cm fluctuant mass was incidentally found on the left anterior chest wall at the level of the 11th rib with yellow expressible exudate at which time the patient reported a minor trauma sustained 3 weeks prior...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
#6
Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410823/the-case-for-performing-pleural-biopsies-for-the-aetiological-diagnosis-of-exudates-yes
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F Rodriguez-Panadero
Pleural biopsies are especially indicated in the following circumstances: a) inconclusive pleural fluid analysis and negative sputum study, if adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels are unavailable; b) suspected multi-resistant tuberculosis; c) a need for differentiating tuberculous pleurisy (if it progresses with neutrophilia) and complicated parapneumonic effusion; d) malignant pleural effusion coexisting with very high ADA levels; e) effusion coexisting with lung cancer and negative pleural cytology; f) suspected mesothelioma; and g) need for implementing re-treatment for patients with relapse after chemotherapy...
April 12, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410698/spontaneous-chylothorax-revealing-a-mediastinal-and-abdominal-lymph-node-tuberculosis
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Jihen Ben Amar, Haifa Zaibi, Besma Dahri, Hichem Aouina
Chylothorax is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of spontaneous chylothorax due to tuberculosis. A 62-year-old woman was admitted with fever, chest pain and dyspnea. Chest and abdominal computed tomography revealed a fluid collection with necrotic mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes. Biopsy of lymph nodes by mediastinoscopy. The patient was treated with anti-tuberculosis medication. He is clinically improved and his pleural effusion also completely resolved.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Sheldon Greenberg, Kavita Sharma
A 53-year-old Egyptian female with end stage renal disease, one month after start of hemodialysis via an internal jugular catheter, presented with fever and shortness of breath. She developed desquamating vesiculobullous lesions, widespread on her body. She was in profound septic shock and broad spectrum antibiotics were started with appropriate fluid replenishment. An echocardiogram revealed bulky leaflets of the mitral valve with a highly mobile vegetation about 2.3 cm long attached to the anterior leaflet...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399556/incidence-of-pleural-fluid-and-its-associated-risk-factors-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Kazunori Hayashi, Hidetomi Terai, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Akinobu Suzuki, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Shoichiro Ohyama, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively-collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence pleural fluid (PF) and its associated risk factors after posterior corrective spinal fusion (PCSF) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Subclinical PF is often observed after PCSF in AIS patients. However, a few reports have been published regarding the incidence, characteristics, and associated risk factors...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392947/nuclear-imaging-to-detect-diaphragmatic-perforation-as-a-rare-complication-of-microwave-ablation
#11
Stephanie Cull, Gebran Khneizer, Abhishek Krishna, Razi Muzaffar, Sameer Gadani, Zafar Jamkhana
Acquired diaphragmatic perforation leading to massive hepatic hydrothorax and respiratory failure is a rare complication of microwave ablation (MWA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Imaging modalities to detect pleuroperitoneal communication remain poorly described. We report a nuclear imaging technique used to efficiently diagnose and locate diaphragmatic defects. A 57-year-old male with cirrhosis and HCC presented with respiratory distress after undergoing MWA of a HCC lesion. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for noninvasive positive pressure ventilator support...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391778/delayed-right-chylothorax-after-left-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
#12
Jonggeun Lee, Jeong Su Cho, Hoseok I, Yeong Dae Kim
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax is a disease that has various causes such as neoplasm, infection, post-surgery trauma, congenital, and venous thrombosis. In approximately 15% of cases of chylothorax, the exact cause is unknown. We report a case of delayed occurrence of right chylothorax in a patient who had multiple segmental ribs fracture on his left side. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Asian man had a "rollover" accident in which the cultivator he was driving overturned...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379731/local-outbreak-of-listeria-monocytogenes-serotype-4b-sequence-type-6-due-to-contaminated-meat-p%C3%A3-t%C3%A3
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Denise Althaus, Marco Jermini, Petra Giannini, Gladys Martinetti, Danuta Reinholz, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Angelika Lehner, Roger Stephan
In January and February 2016, five cases of confirmed and two cases of probable infection due to Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b, sequence type (ST) 6 belonging to a single pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pulsotype pattern were registered in a region of southern Switzerland. L. monocytogenes was detected in blood samples (four cases) and pleural fluid (one case). Furthermore, L. monocytogenes 4b ST6 was detected in a stool sample of an asymptomatic person exposed to a common food. Forthwith, the food safety authority and a local gourmet meat producer reported L...
April 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379418/histoplasmosis-in-pleural-effusion-in-a-23-year-old-man-with-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia
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Sudha Sharma, Priya Singh, Kamal Kant Sahu, Arvind Rajwanshi, Pankaj Malhotra, Shano Naseem
Histoplasmosis has been observed in patients with immunosuppression in the form of isolated pulmonary involvement and disseminated disease. However, very few cases of this type that involved pleural effusion have been reported, and none have been reported in a case individual with mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL). Herein, we report a case involving a 23 year old Punjabi man having fever and breathlessness in the postinduction therapy period for mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) with diagnosis of histoplasmosis based on the results of pleural fluid cytologic testing...
April 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372450/a-bronchobiliary-fistula-treated-with-cyanoacrylate-glue-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Raúl Honrubia López, Ana Barbado Cano, Gloria Ruiz Fernández, Katherine Yelenia Bustamante Robles
A 60-year-old male was operated upon in 2002 for liver hydatidosis, which included partial right hepatectomy with cholecystectomy and bilioduodenal anastomosis. He then developed liver cirrhosis secondary to left hepatic duct stricture. He presents at the emergency room with dry cough, which he had for a month and then became associated with yellowish, bitter-tasting "fluid" expectoration. A chest-abdominal CT scan revealed a 6 x 5-cm collection roughly located somewhere between the middle pulmonary lobe and subphrenic area ...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370693/computed-tomography-scoring-system-for-discriminating-between-parapneumonic-effusions-eventually-drained-and-those-cured-only-with-antibiotics
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José M Porcel, Marina Pardina, Carmen Alemán, Esther Pallisa, Richard W Light, Silvia Bielsa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Due to limited data, we aimed to develop and validate a computed tomography (CT)-based scoring system for identifying those parapneumonic effusions (PPEs) requiring drainage. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients with PPE who underwent thoracentesis and a chest CT scan before any attempt to place a tube thoracostomy, if applicable, over an 8-year period was conducted. Eleven chest CT characteristics were compared between 90 patients with complicated PPEs (CPPEs), defined as those which eventually required chest drainage, and 60 with non-complicated effusions (derivation sample)...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370186/neoplastic-pleural-effusion-and-intrathoracic-metastasis-of-a-scapular-osteosarcoma-in-a-dog-a-multidisciplinary-integrated-diagnostic-approach
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Luis Mesquita, Jeremy Mortier, Lorenzo Ressel, Riccardo Finotello, Paolo Silvestrini, Martina Piviani
A 10-year-old, female spayed mixed-breed or cross-bred dog was referred to the Small Animal Teaching Hospital of the University of Liverpool due to tachypnea, dyspnea, and pleural effusion not responding to diuretics and antibiotics. The chest was drained and cytology of the pleural fluid was consistent with a modified transudate with presence of atypical cells initially attributed to mesothelial hyperplasia and dysplasia. Computed tomography detected, in addition to the bilateral pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, multiple pleural and pulmonary nodules, and a mineralized and lytic mass in the left scapula...
March 29, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369898/postural-headaches-due-to-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-through-subarachnoid-pleural-fistula-a-case-report
#18
Peter Tuchin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369897/response-to-postural-headaches-due-to-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-through-subarachnoid-pleural-fistula-a-case-report
#19
Sheng-Feng Lin, Hsing-Yu Weng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367033/microfilaria-in-pleural-fluid-cytology-a-rare-finding
#20
Subrata Pal, Kingshuk Bose, Abhishek Sharma, Mrinal Sikder
Lymphatic filariasis is endemic in India and Southeast Asia. Detection of microfilaria is infrequently reported during cytological evaluation of various lesions or body cavity fluids. Presence of microfilaria in pleural fluid cytology is very rare finding even in endemic areas. Few cases of accidental finding of microfilaria have been reported in association with malignant pleural effusion. But pleural effusion of filarial origin is extremely rare manifestation. Here we report a classical case of microfilaria in pleural fluid cytology...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
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