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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/28426471/advances-in-the-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
#2
Labib G Debiane, David E Ost
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the latest evidence in the management of malignant pleural effusions (MPE). RECENT FINDINGS: Daily drainage of indwelling pleural catheters achieved auto-pleurodesis at a higher rate compared with every-other-day drainage [0.47 vs. 0.24; difference in proportion of 0.23; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.08-0.38; P = 0.003]. In patients with MPE undergoing talc pleurodesis, a large multicenter randomized clinical trial found that pain control with opiates vs...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426470/identification-and-management-of-pleural-effusions-of-multiple-aetiologies
#3
Steven Walker, Nick Maskell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Historically, pleural effusions have been attributed to a single cause. There is growing recognition that a substantial proportion of pleural effusions may have more than one underlying cause. The purpose of this review is to summarise recent findings regarding the diagnosis and treatment of effusions secondary to more than one aetiology. RECENT FINDINGS: A recent prospective study identified that 30% of pleural effusions had more than one underlying aetiology...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416960/medical-thoracoscopy-in-pleural-disease-experience-from-a-one-center-study
#4
Soo Jung Kim, Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Young Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy (MT) is a minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure for exploration of the pleural cavity under conscious sedation and local anesthesia. MT has been performed at the Seoul National University Hospital since February 2014. This paper summarizes the findings and outcomes of MT cases at this hospital. METHODS: Patients who had undergone MT were enrolled in the study. MT was performed by pulmonologists, using both rigid and semi-rigid thoracoscopes...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411293/safe-and-effective-bedside-thoracentesis-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-practicing-clinicians
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REVIEW
Richard Schildhouse, Andrew Lai, Jeffrey H Barsuk, Michelle Mourad, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Physicians often care for patients with pleural effusion, a condition that requires thoracentesis for evaluation and treatment. We aim to identify the most recent advances related to safe and effective performance of thoracentesis. METHODS: We performed a narrative review with a systematic search of the literature. Two authors independently reviewed search results and selected studies based on relevance to thoracentesis; disagreements were resolved by consensus...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410692/treatment-outcome-of-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-under-revised-national-tuberculosis-control-programme
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J J Cherian, I Lobo, A Sukhlecha, U Chawan, N A Kshirsagar, B L Nair, L Sawardekar
BACKGROUND: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) constitutes 15-20% of tuberculosis cases in India. Earlier studies have evaluated treatment outcomes of EPTB with little information on outcomes of individual site of EPTB. AIMS: The objective was to study the outcome of Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) treatment of EPTB in different organ systems under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme. METHODS: Multi-centric retrospectives record review was carried out in three states in India...
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/28403901/cd44-and-its-ligand-hyaluronan-as-potential-biomarkers-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-evidence-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Lourdes Cortes-Dericks, Ralph Alexander Schmid
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly drug resistant tumor arising from the mesothelial surfaces of the lung pleura. The standard method to confirm MPM is the tedious, time-consuming cytological examination of cancer biopsy. Biomarkers that are detectable in pleural effusion or patient serum are reasonable options to provide a faster and noninvasive diagnostic approach. As yet, the current biomarkers for MPM lack specificity and sensitivity to discriminate this neoplasm from other lung tumors...
April 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403094/less-invasive-management-of-deep-neck-infection-and-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Dong Wei, Ling Bi, Huiyong Zhu, Jianfeng He, Huiming Wang
By a 7-year retrospective review, we reported our experience in management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) and deep neck infection (DNI). A retrospective design was used to reveal the clinical characteristics of DNI and DNM. The clinical outcome was analyzed to validate less invasive management. We reviewed 82 patients between 2009 and 2016, 12 of which were diagnosed as DNM by clinical and computed tomography findings. A total of 35 patients had relevant systemic conditions, mainly diabetes mellitus (19 patients)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399010/pleural-effusions-in-acute-idiopathic-pericarditis-and-postcardiac-injury-syndrome
#10
José M Porcel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural effusions are frequent in the context of acute idiopathic pericarditis and following pericardiotomy, but they have seldom been characterized. This review summarizes their most relevant clinical features. RECENT FINDINGS: In acute idiopathic pericarditis, pleural effusions tend to be left-sided and, if bilateral, they are usually larger on the left. Less than 5% are unilateral right-sided. About 90% of the effusions occupy less than one-third of the hemithorax, and 99% meet Light's exudative criteria with a predominance of lymphocytes in three fourths of the cases...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393434/multivisceral-transplantation-for-abdominal-tumors-in-children-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eliza Lee, Nicole Hodgkinson, Rima Fawaz, Khashayar Vakili, Heung Bae Kim
Standard management of intra-abdominal pediatric solid tumors requires complete resection. However, tumors with multiple organ and vascular involvement present a unique surgical challenge. We conducted a retrospective chart review of four patients, aged 2-14 years, undergoing MVT for intra-abdominal tumors with significant involvement of the visceral arteries and/or portomesenteric venous system at our institution. Indications for MVT included hepatocellular carcinoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and two cases of hepatoblastoma...
April 9, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379307/characteristics-outcomes-prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-patients-with-t-cell-prolymphocytic-leukemia-t-pll
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P Jain, E Aoki, M Keating, W G Wierda, S O'Brien, G N Gonzalez, A Ferrajoli, N Jain, P A Thompson, E Jabbour, R K Shamanna, S Pierce, A Alousi, C Hosing, I Khouri, Z Estrov, J Cortes, H Kantarjian, F Ravandi, T M Kadia
Background: T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a rare and aggressive disease. In this study, we report our experience from 119 patients with T-PLL. Patients and Methods: We reviewed the clinico-pathologic records of 119 consecutive patients with T-PLL, who presented to our institution between 1990 and 2016. Results: One hundred and nineteen patients with T-PLL were analysed. Complex karyotype and aberrations in chromosome 14 were seen in 65% and 52% patients, respectively...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375198/lupus-protein-losing-enteropathy-patient-with-protein-c-and-protein-s-deficiency-induced-thrombosis-a-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
#13
Ratchaya Lertnawapan, Dussadee Sakonlaya
A case report of SLE with PLE in an Asian female; presented with edema, pleural effusion, ascites and profound hypoalbuminemia. She also had severe protein C and protein S depletion from GI loss which caused extensive thrombosis. Her disease was refractory to the treatment with high dose steroid, azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil and cyclophosphamide. Bowel resection was performed without improvement. Fortunately, the patient responded to another course of pulse methyl prednisolone and a second line medication after surgery...
March 27, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
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/28364952/early-complications-after-percutaneous-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-1-843-ablations-in-1-211-patients-in-a-single-centre-experience-over-10-years
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J G Park, S Y Park, W Y Tak, Y O Kweon, S Y Jang, Y R Lee, K Hur, H J Lee, H W Lee
AIM: To evaluate the incidence of adverse events and associated factors after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma within 30 days. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The early complications that occurred within 30 days after RFA at a single institution from January 2000 to July 2010 were reviewed in order to evaluate the morbidity, mortality, and risk factors associated with the complications. In total, 1,211 patients (845 men, 70.5%) with a mean age of 68 years (range, 27-88 years) underwent 1,843 RFA procedures...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356406/balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Irene Lang, Bernhard C Meyer, Takeshi Ogo, Hiromi Matsubara, Marcin Kurzyna, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, Eckhard Mayer, Philippe Brenot
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is thought to result from incomplete resolution of pulmonary thromboemboli that undergo organisation into fibrous tissue within pulmonary arterial branches, filling pulmonary arterial lumina with collagenous obstructions. The treatment of choice is pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) in CTEPH centres, which has low post-operative mortality and good long-term survival. For patients ineligible for PEA or who have recurrent or persistent pulmonary hypertension after surgery, medical treatment with riociguat is beneficial...
March 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350729/real-time-ultrasound-guided-thoracentesis
#18
Rachel Krackov, Denise Rizzolo
Clinicians commonly see patients with pleural effusions requiring thoracentesis. The latest evidence-based guidelines for thoracentesis recommend real-time ultrasound guidance for the safest outcomes from this procedure. This article reviews real-time ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis to help referring clinicians understand the technique and the guidelines for the performance of thoracentesis.
April 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347662/an-assessment-of-the-frequency-of-palliative-procedures-in-thoracic-surgery
#19
Richard K Freeman, Gabriel Arevalo, Anthony J Ascioti, Megan Dake, Raja S Mahidhara
OBJECTIVES: Palliative care is a medical specialty focused on improving the quality of life of patients and their families with life threatening illness by preventing or relieving suffering. An assessment of a thoracic surgery service was performed to identify the scope and frequency of care that was considered palliative and any implications the findings might have on the current thoracic surgery residency curriculum. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of general thoracic surgery procedures performed over a 5-year period at a single institution was performed...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345480/ultrasound-in-the-management-of-pleural-disease
#20
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
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