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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336238/hydropneumothorax-due-to-esophageal-rupture
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Joseph R Shiber, Emily Fontane, Jin H Ra, Andrew J Kerwin
BACKGROUND: A brief review of the historical aspects of esophageal rupture is presented along with a case and current recommendations for diagnostic evaluation and treatment. CASE REPORT: A 97-year-old woman complained of acute dyspnea without prior vomiting. Chest x-ray study showed a large right pneumothorax with associated effusion. A thoracostomy tube was placed with return of > 1 L turbid fluid with polymicrobial culture and elevated pleural fluid amylase level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332345/high-incidence-of-virulence-factors-among-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-southwestern-iran
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Hamid Heidari, Somayeh Hasanpour, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Mohammad Motamedifar
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host immune response, and pathogenicity and severity of the infection. Enterococcus faecalis is the most common and virulent species causing infections in hospitalized patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of genes encoding virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance patterns of E...
March 13, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332060/risk-factors-for-postoperative-ascites-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Takahiro Yoshikawa, Takeo Nomi, Daisuke Hokuto, Satoshi Yasuda, Chihiro Kawaguchi, Takatsugu Yamada, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ascites is a common complication after liver resection. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for ascites in patients after liver resection and the relationship between postoperative ascites and other complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data that were obtained from 266 patients who underwent liver resection for treating hepatocellular carcinoma between 2008 and 2015. Postoperative ascites was defined as a daily ascitic fluid drainage exceeding 500 mL on postoperative day 3 or later...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331461/peritoneal-dialysis-complicated-by-pleuroperitoneal-communication-and-hydrothorax
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Julian Yaxley, Kevin Twomey
BACKGROUND: Hydrothorax is an uncommon but well-recognized complication of peritoneal dialysis. It is a potentially serious condition that frequently requires cessation of peritoneal dialysis and permanent transition to hemodialysis. Hydrothorax is produced by movement of peritoneal dialysate through pleuroperitoneal fistulas. Pleural fluid analysis typically detects a high glucose concentration, and contrast imaging reveals tracer uptake transgressing the diaphragm. Experience with the treatment of hydrothorax related to peritoneal dialysis is limited...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325626/group-b-streptococcal-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-a-diabetic-adult-patient
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Andrea Pacha, Ramiro Luna Cian, Laura Bonofiglio, Melisa Solari, Virginia Strada, Mariana Suárez, Laura Vigliarolo, Carina Tersigni, Marta Mollerach, Horacio Lopardo
The aim of this report is to describe a rare case of necrotizing pneumonia due to group B Streptococcus serotype III in a relatively young male adult (48 years old) suffering from diabetes. The organism was isolated from his pleural fluid and was only resistant to tetracycline. The patient first received ceftazidime (2g/8h i.v.)+clindamycin (300mg/8h) for 18 days and then he was discharged home and orally treated with amoxicillin clavulanic acid (1g/12h) for 23 days with an uneventful evolution. As in the cases of invasive infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, clindamycin could prevent streptococcal toxic shock syndrome...
March 18, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325581/prenatal-prediction-of-pulmonary-hypoplasia
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REVIEW
Jourdan E Triebwasser, Marjorie C Treadwell
Pulmonary hypoplasia, although rare, is associated with significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. Conditions associated with pulmonary hypoplasia include those which limit normal thoracic capacity or movement, including skeletal dysplasias and abdominal wall defects; those with mass effect, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia and pleural effusions; and those with decreased amniotic fluid, including preterm, premature rupture of membranes, and genitourinary anomalies. The ability to predict severe pulmonary hypoplasia prenatally aids in family counseling, as well as obstetric and neonatal management...
March 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324671/dose-de-escalation-of-intrapleural-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy-for-pleural-infection-the-adapt-project
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Natalia Popowicz, Oliver Bintcliffe, Duneesha De Fonseka, Kevin G Blyth, Nicola A Smith, Francesco Piccolo, Geoffrey Martin, Donny Wong, Anthony Edey, Nick Maskell, Y C Gary Lee
RATIONALE: Intrapleural therapy with a combination of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) 10mg and deoxyribonuclease (DNase) 5mg administered twice daily has been shown in randomized and open-label studies to enable adequate drainage of over 90% of infected pleural effusions without surgery. Potential bleeding risks associated with intrapleural tPA and the drug costs remain important concerns. The ongoing ADAPT (Alteplase Dose Assessment for Pleural infection Therapy) project aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of dose de-escalation for intrapleural tPA...
March 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316930/transudative-pleural-effusion-of-malignant-etiology-rare-but-real
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Lindsey Johnson, Hafiz Abdul Moiz Fakih, Salim Daouk, Shaheera Saleem, Ali Ataya
A 62-year-old female presented to the emergency room with one-month history of epigastric abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. She endorsed progressive dyspnea over two weeks. CT of the abdomen demonstrated bilateral pleural effusions and pancreatic inflammation, so the working diagnosis was pancreatitis. A diagnostic thoracentesis was performed and the pleural fluid analysis was classified as transudate by Light's criteria. Given the atypical features in history and concern for malignancy, fluid was sent for cytological examination and immunohistochemistry which suggested a mucinous malignancy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306520/assessment-of-real-time-pcr-method-for-detection-of-egfr-mutation-using-both-supernatant-and-cell-pellet-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-samples-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Saeam Shin, Juwon Kim, Yoonjung Kim, Sun-Mi Cho, Kyung-A Lee
BACKGROUND: EGFR mutation is an emerging biomarker for treatment selection in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. However, optimal mutation detection is hindered by complications associated with the biopsy procedure, tumor heterogeneity and limited sensitivity of test methodology. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic utility of real-time PCR using malignant pleural effusion samples. METHODS: A total of 77 pleural fluid samples from 77 NSCLC patients were tested using the cobas EGFR mutation test (Roche Molecular Systems)...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304084/surgical-versus-non-surgical-management-for-pleural-empyema
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REVIEW
Mark D Redden, Tze Yang Chin, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Empyema refers to pus in the pleural space, commonly due to adjacent pneumonia, chest wall injury, or a complication of thoracic surgery. A range of therapeutic options are available for its management, ranging from percutaneous aspiration and intercostal drainage to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy drainage. Intrapleural fibrinolytics may also be administered following intercostal drain insertion to facilitate pleural drainage. There is currently a lack of consensus regarding optimal treatment...
March 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301494/the-role-of-transthoracic-ultrasonography-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-hospitalized-children
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I-Chen Chen, Ming-Yen Lin, Yi-Ching Liu, Hsiao-Chi Cheng, Jiunn-Ren Wu, Jong-Hau Hsu, Zen-Kong Dai
TUS findings of fluid bronchogram, multifocal involvement, and pleural effusion were associated with adverse outcomes, including longer hospital stay, ICU admission, and tube thoracotomy in hospitalized CAP children. Therefore, TUS is a novel tool for prognostic stratifications of CAP in hospitalized children.
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291630/ceftriaxone-pharmacokinetics-by-new-simple-and-sensitive-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method
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Michel Leandro Campos, Juliana de Moura Alonso, Evelin Dos Santos Martins, Jonata Augusto Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Hussni, Rosângela Gonçalves Peccinini
Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin antibiotic with a potent antimicrobial activity and excellent penetration in most body fluids such as pleural, peritoneal, spinal and brain. These facts contribute to the application of ceftriaxone in the treatment of bacterial peritonitis, an abdominal disorder in veterinary medicine, with potential risk of death. The determination of ceftriaxone levels in plasma and peritoneal fluid may be used to assess the pharmacokinetic profile at various instances of administration and allows observing if the concentrations needed are being achieved...
February 27, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287043/healthcare-and-economic-burden-of-adverse-events-among-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-treated-with-bcr-abl1-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Jay Lin, Dinara Makenbaeva, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Robyn Bilmes
OBJECTIVES: BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are established treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML); however, they are associated with infrequent, but clinically serious adverse events (AEs). The objective of this analysis was to assess healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with AEs, previously identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) in another study, among TKI-treated patients. METHODS: Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for CML and ≥1 claim for a TKI treatment between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2012 were identified from the Commercial and Medicare MarketScan databases...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271546/factors-associated-with-survival-in-97-horses-with-septic-pleuropneumonia
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M G Arroyo, N M Slovis, G E Moore, S D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Septic pleuropneumonia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in horses, but there is limited data available regarding factors associated with survival. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predictive of survival in horses with septic pleuropneumonia. ANIMALS: A total of 97 horses with septic pleuropneumonia at 2 referral institutions. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed. A diagnosis of septic pleuropneumonia was based on the presence of sepsis, pleural effusion, and positive bacterial culture from tracheal aspiration (TA) or pleural fluid (PF)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271362/mesothelioid-reaction-following-talc-pleurodesis-a-case-report
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Tatyana Faynberg, Neha Patel, Amrit P Nayar, Alan J Shienbaum
INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a well-established procedure performed to obliterate the pleural space to prevent recurrent pleural effusion and/or recurrent pneumothorax. Pleurodesis is commonly accomplished by draining the pleural fluid, if present, followed by either a mechanical procedure, such as abrasion, pleurectomy, or instillation of a chemical irritant into the pleural space, which results in inflammation and fibrosis which obliterates the pleural space. The reported complications of talc pleurodesis are hypoxemia, hypotension, tachycardia, dyspnea, chest pain, and fever...
March 7, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258569/aquaporins-in-respiratory-system
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Yuanlin Song, Linlin Wang, Jian Wang, Chunxue Bai
Aquaporins (AQPs ) are water channel proteins supposed to facilitating fluid transport in alveolar space, airway humidification, pleural fluid absorption, and submucosal gland secretion . In this chapter, we mainly focus on the expression of 4 AQPs in the lungs which include AQP1, AQP2 , AQP4 and AQP5 in normal and disease status, and the experience of AQPs function from various model and transgenic mice were summarized in detail to improve our understanding of the role of AQPs in fluid balance of respiratory system...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253440/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-small-and-large-bore-thoracostomy-tubes-for-pleural-space-evacuation-in-canine-cadavers
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Tara J Fetzer, Julie M Walker, Jonathan F Bach
OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is a difference in the amounts of air (A), low-viscosity fluid (LV), or high-viscosity fluid (HV) that can be aspirated from the pleural cavity of canine cadavers using small-bore (SB) or large-bore (LB) thoracostomy tubes. DESIGN: Prospective experimental ex vivo study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Thirty-six canine cadavers. INTERVENTIONS: Each cadaver was randomly assigned to 1 of 6 groups (SB-A, LB-A, SB-LV, LB-LV, SB-HV, LB-HV)...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252003/integrating-liquid-biopsies-into-the-management-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Giulia Siravegna, Silvia Marsoni, Salvatore Siena, Alberto Bardelli
During cancer progression and treatment, multiple subclonal populations of tumour cells compete with one another, with selective pressures leading to the emergence of predominant subclones that replicate and spread most proficiently, and are least susceptible to treatment. At present, the molecular landscapes of solid tumours are established using surgical or biopsy tissue samples. Tissue-based tumour profiles are, however, subject to sampling bias, provide only a snapshot of tumour heterogeneity, and cannot be obtained repeatedly...
March 2, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251028/empyema-due-to-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-9v-in-a-child-immunized-with-13-valent-conjugated-pneumococcal-vaccine
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Murat Sütçü, Hacer Aktürk, Fatih Karagözlü, Ayper Somer, Nezahat Gürler, Nuran Salman
BACKGROUND: Clinical vaccine failure is the occurence of the specific vaccine-preventable disease in an appropriately and fully vaccinated person after enough time has elapsed for protection against the antigens of the vaccine to develop. Fully immunized cases with pneumoccal vaccine may sometimes develop a complicated pneumonia with empyema caused by a vaccine serotype. CASE REPORT: A 2 year-old male patient was admitted with the complaints of fever. On the basis of findings and laboratory results, the patient was diagnosed as having empyema...
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249177/tlr2-contributes-to-trigger-immune-response-of-pleural-mesothelial-cells-against-mycobacterium-bovis-bcg-and-m-tuberculosis-infection
#20
Eun-Ha Hwanga, Tae-Hyoun Kim, Ji-Yeon Park, Jung Joo Hong, Dong-Hyun Kim, Sang-Jun Ha, Soo-Jin Yang, Sung Jae Shin, Jong-Hwan Park
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a causative agent leading to pleural effusion, characterized by the accumulation of fluid and immune cells in the pleural cavity. Although this phenomenon has been described before, detailed processes or mechanisms associated with the pleural effusion are still not well understood. Pleural mesothelial cells (PMCs) are specialized epithelial cells that cover the body wall and internal organs in pleural cavity playing a central role in pleural inflammation. Toll-like receptors are expressed in various cell types including mesothelial cells and initiate the recognition and defense against mycobacterial infection...
February 25, 2017: Cytokine
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