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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345480/ultrasound-in-the-management-of-pleural-disease
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Rachel M Mercer, Ioannis Psallidas, Najib M Rahman
Pleural disease encompasses a large range of conditions, is a common presentation to the acute medical take and often requires comprehensive investigation and treatment. Ultrasound is well recognised as a useful investigative tool in pleural disease especially in the field of pleural effusion, pleural thickening and interventional procedures. Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) has gained widespread use by physicians as evidence has shown a reduced rate of complications when performing pleural procedures with ultrasound guidance...
April 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345300/primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-multiple-detector-computed-tomography-findings-after-direct-lymphangiography
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Xiaoli Sun, Wenbin Shen, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Yongli Duan, Rengui Wang
INTRODUCTION: To analyse the findings of multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) after direct lymphangiography in primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with PIL were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent MDCT after direct lymphangiography. The pathologies of 16 patients were confirmed by surgery and the remaining 39 patients were confirmed by gastroendoscopy and/or capsule endoscopy. RESULTS: After direct lymphangiography, MDCT found intra- and extraintestinal as well as lymphatic vessel abnormalities...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344925/chest-drain-size-the-debate-continues
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Robert J Hallifax, Ioannis Psallidas, Najib M Rahman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Small-bore chest tubes are widely used in the management of common pleural disease. Guidelines suggest that patients with malignant pleural effusions, pneumothorax and pleural infection may be successfully managed with small-bore drains. However, good quality data is often lacking. This article reviews the evidence for the treatment efficacy and potential adverse effects of different chest tube sizes. RECENT FINDINGS: In a large randomised study, the small difference in pain scores between large and small drains was not clinically significant...
2017: Current Pulmonology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340493/conservative-treatment-with-octreotide-to-provide-early-recovery-of-children-with-esophageal-perforation
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Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Kaan Sonmez, Abdullah Can Basaklar
Background The effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) in children with octreotide is highlighted. Methods Records of nine patients (seven boys and two girls with an average age of 5.83 ± 5.35 years) with EP were reviewed. Results EP developed in six patients during dilation of esophageal stenosis (five of six caused by caustic burns). In the other three patients, EP developed after nasogastric placement, after endotracheal intubation, and during endoscopy for foreign body...
March 24, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
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Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
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/28331796/an-unexpected-finding-in-a-man-with-multiple-pulmonary-nodules-a-pleural-effusion-and-respiratory-failure
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Yik Lam Pang, Quentin Jones
We report the case of a 47-year old Caucasian man with a history of depression and high alcohol intake who presented with a one-month history of weight loss, dry cough and abdominal pain. He had no smoking history of note. The patient was treated for a suspected chest infection, however developed respiratory failure and was intubated. A CT showed multiple pulmonary nodules, left pleural thickening extending to the mediastinum and bilateral pleural effusions-larger on the left, suggestive of disseminated malignancy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326798/indwelling-pleural-catheters-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-14-year-single-center-experience
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Saadia A Faiz, Priyanka Pathania, Juhee Song, Liang Li, Diwakar D Balachandran, David E Ost, Rodolfo C Morice, Vickie R Shannon, Lara Bashoura, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez
RATIONALE: Placement of an indwelling pleural catheter is an established modality for symptom relief and pleurodesis in the treatment of malignant pleural effusion. Concerns remain regarding possible infectious complications, risk of hemorrhage, and the rate of pleurodesis with the use of pleural catheters in the treatment of hematologic malignancies. OBJECTIVES: The goals of our study were: (1) to evaluate the safety and cumulative incidence of pleurodesis with indwelling pleural catheters for patients with hematologic malignancies; and (2) to evaluate overall survival of this cohort of patients with pleural effusions...
March 22, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325618/thoracic-irradiation-in-3weeks-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-twice-a-day-fractionation-really-needed
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G A Turgeon, L Souhami, N Kopek, V Hirsh, L Ofiara, S L Faria
PURPOSE: Many Canadian institutions treat limited-disease small cell lung cancer with 40Gy in 15 fractions delivered once-a-day in 3weeks concomitantly with chemotherapy. This regimen is convenient and seems to be effective. Here, we report and compare with a literature review the outcomes of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated in our institution with this hypofractionated regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2012, patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated curatively with platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy at a dose of 40Gy in 16 fractions once-a-day were eligible for this review...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325581/prenatal-prediction-of-pulmonary-hypoplasia
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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/28304084/surgical-versus-non-surgical-management-for-pleural-empyema
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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/28301584/diagnostic-accuracy-and-added-value-of-dual-energy-subtraction-radiography-compared-to-standard-conventional-radiography-using-computed-tomography-as-standard-of-reference
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Katharina Martini, Marco Baessler, Stephan Baumueller, Thomas Frauenfelder
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate diagnostic performance of dual-energy subtraction radiography (DESR) for interpretation of chest radiographs compared to conventional radiography (CR) using computed tomography (CT) as standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 199 patients (75 female, median age 67) were included in this institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. All patients were scanned in posteroanterior and lateral direction with dual-shot DE-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291402/complication-rates-associated-with-3-column-osteotomy-in-82-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-retrospective-review-of-a-prospectively-collected-multicenter-consecutive-series-with-2-year-follow-up
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Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Eric Klineberg, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab, Renaud Lafage, Han Jo Kim, Richard Hostin, Gregory M Mundis, Munish Gupta, Barthelemy Liabaud, Justin K Scheer, Bassel G Diebo, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Michael P Kelly, Vedat Deviren, Robert Hart, Doug Burton, Shay Bess, Christopher P Ames
OBJECTIVE Although 3-column osteotomy (3CO) can provide powerful alignment correction in adult spinal deformity (ASD), these procedures are complex and associated with high complication rates. The authors' objective was to assess complications associated with ASD surgery that included 3CO based on a prospectively collected multicenter database. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected multicenter consecutive case registry. ASD patients treated with 3CO and eligible for 2-year follow-up were identified from a prospectively collected multicenter ASD database...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290161/corticosteroids-for-tuberculous-pleurisy
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REVIEW
Hannah Ryan, Jinho Yoo, Padmapriya Darsini
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids used in addition to antituberculous therapy have been reported to benefit people with tuberculous pleurisy. However, research findings are inconsistent and raise doubt as to whether such treatment is worthwhile. There is also concern regarding the potential adverse effects of corticosteroids, especially in HIV-positive people. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of adding corticosteroids to drug regimens for tuberculous pleural effusion...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288537/exit-procedure-for-fetal-mediastinal-teratoma-with-large-pericardial-effusion-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Arpit Agarwal, Eliot Rosenkranz, Salih Yasin, Sethuraman Swaminathan
BACKGROUND: Large mediastinal teratomas in the fetus are rare and can present with direct compression of intrathoracic structures as well as pericardial and pleural effusions. Mediastinal fetal teratoma may be detected as a mass in the chest during a routine prenatal ultrasound. Because of the pressure on mediastinal structures it may result in non-immune fetal hydrops and polyhydramnios. The development of hydrops may lead to fetal demise. Timely obstetric and surgical removal is important to improve survival in this patient population...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287948/spectrum-of-ct-findings-in-thoracic-extranodal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Mathew P Bligh, Joy N Borgaonkar, Steven C Burrell, David A MacDonald, Daria Manos
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) frequently manifests in extranodal structures in the chest, often in the form of secondary involvement but occasionally as primary disease. Because staging and treatment are affected by the presence of extranodal disease at imaging, radiologists' interpretation and management of suspicious findings are critical to patient care. Unfortunately, owing to considerable imaging overlap with other diseases, primary extranodal lymphoma is difficult to diagnose with imaging alone. Radiologists should have a heightened degree of suspicion in patients at risk (including patients with immune compromise, autoimmune diseases, or a history of stem cell or solid organ transplant) or with particular imaging appearances (including the vertebral wraparound sign, nonresolving consolidation, an infiltrative soft-tissue mass, and lesions demonstrating vascular encasement without invasion)...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285838/incidental-findings-on-pediatric-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Nattinee Leelakanok, Matthew A Zapala, Emily A Edwards, Andrew S Phelps, John D Mackenzie, Jesse Courtier
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Abdominal magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has gained favor in pediatric patients owing to its lack of ionizing radiation and noninvasive nature. Reports exist regarding incidental findings on body MRA in adult patients. However, the incidental findings in pediatric abdominal MRA have not been previously reported. Our study aims to determine the frequencies, characteristics, and categories of incidental findings in pediatric patients undergoing abdominal MRA...
March 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285463/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-node-dissection-for-lung-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Atsushi Watanabe, Masahiro Miyajima, Taijiro Mishina, Kodai Tsuruta, Yuki Takahashi, Ryunosuke Maki, Makoto Tada
PURPOSE: Mediastinal node dissection (MND) is an integral component of the surgical treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been used increasingly for lung cancer treatment, the accuracy of by VATS MND still remains controversial. We reviewed the surgical results of VATS MND for NSCLC. METHODS: A systematic review of literature was performed, and articles that fully described the surgical procedure, devices, and results of VATS MND were selected to compare the efficacy of MND by VATS and thoracotomy...
March 11, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284744/thoracic-complications-in-chronic-lymphocytic%C3%A2-leukemia
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Sameer Khanijo, Pragati Tandon, Cristina P Sison, Seth Koenig
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common lymphoproliferative disorder worldwide. Although thoracic complications are frequent in CLL, only limited data exist regarding the etiologies of these complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients admitted to a tertiary care, CLL referral center, with CLL and a respiratory complaint from 2001 through 2013, to categorize pulmonary complaints and diagnoses...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284315/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-nonspecific-pleurisy-at-medical-thoracoscopy
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Yuan Yang, Yan-Bing Wu, Zhen Wang, Xiao-Juan Wang, Li-Li Xu, Zhao-Hui Tong, Huan-Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy is an effective and safe procedure for diagnosing pleural effusions of undetermined causes. But there are still a part of patients with pleural effusions were diagnosed as nonspecific pleurisy when no specific biopsy results were found after undergoing thoracoscopic biopsy. The long-term outcome of these patients is unclear, and anxieties about undiagnosed malignancy persist. METHODS: Between July 2005 and June 2014, medical thoracoscopy using the semi-rigid instrument was performed and pleural biopsy was taken in 833 patients with pleural effusions...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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