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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453807/attrition-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-and-trisomy-21-outcomes-after-a-total-cavopulmonary-connection
#1
Anastasios C Polimenakos, Sujata Subramanian, Chawki ElZein, Michel N Ilbawi
OBJECTIVES: Data are limited regarding the management of children with trisomy 21 (T21) syndrome and a functional single ventricle (FSV). We evaluated patients with T21 and a FSV who had a total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). METHODS: From September 1999 to August 2012, 139 patients with a FSV underwent a TCPC. Sixty-five had unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect. Thirteen had T21. Three (of 13) had heterotaxy syndrome. The mean age at the Fontan operation was 27...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453379/pseudoamniotic-band-syndrome-post-fetal-thoracoamniotic-shunting-for-bilateral-hydrothorax
#2
Michelle Han, Yalda Afshar, Andrew H Chon, Emily Scibetta, Rashmi Rao, Ramen H Chmait
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome (PABS) occurs iatrogenically after fetal surgery or amniocentesis due to chorioamniotic membrane separation. Separation of the amnion from the chorion can expand to form fibrous amniotic bands that can envelope fetal limbs or the umbilical cord, with consequences ranging from limb constriction to fetal demise. CASE REPORT: We report a case of bilateral fetal pleural effusions at 27 weeks' gestation treated by bilateral thoracoamniotic shunts...
April 28, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449535/the-use-of-electron-microscopy-for-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#3
COMMENT
Oscar Arrieta, Zyanya Lucia Zatarain-Barron, Amir Carmona, Hugo Domínguez-Malagón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449528/the-link-between-tuberculosis-and-body-mass-index
#4
EDITORIAL
Aaron R Casha, Marco Scarci
The evidence behind the strong correlation between reactivation of tuberculosis (TB) and low body mass index (BMI) was reviewed. This strong association between TB and BMI occurred only with pulmonary TB and not extra-pulmonary TB, indicating that a low-BMI body build may in some way predispose to TB reactivation in the lungs. A possible explanation may be the congenital apical lung bullae that occur in 15% of the population and are likely to enlarge in young low-BMI males since biomechanical modeling of pleural stress has shown a massive 40x increase in apical pleural stress in low antero-posterior (AP) diameter chests associated with a low-BMI build...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449500/resectable-primary-pleural-myxoid-liposarcoma-with-a-pedicle-report-of-a-rare-case-and-literature-review
#5
Fang Wang, Shigeru Kiryu, Li Li, Qing Wang, Dumin Li, Lifeng Zhang
Primary pleural myxoid liposarcoma is a rare tumor. Here, we report a primary myxoid liposarcoma occupying the majority of the left thoracic cavity with features suggesting invasion. Computed tomography (CT) at medical check-up incidentally revealed a bulky inhomogeneous fatty mass. The tumor's large size made a prediction of its resectability by preoperative CT difficult. The patient underwent an operation, which revealed that the tumor was attached to the pleura with a thin pedicle; the tumor was resected completely...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449489/electromagnetic-navigational-bronchoscopy-with-dye-marking-for-identification-of-small-peripheral-lung-nodules-during-minimally-invasive-surgical-resection
#6
Juan A Muñoz-Largacha, Michael I Ebright, Virginia R Litle, Hiran C Fernando
BACKGROUND: Identification of small peripheral lung nodules during minimally invasive resection can be challenging. Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) with injection of dye to identify nodules can be performed by the surgeon immediately prior to resection. We evaluated the effectiveness of ENB with dye marking to aid minimally invasive resection. METHODS: Patients with peripheral pulmonary nodules underwent ENB before planned thoracoscopic or robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449488/clinicopathological-features-of-chinese-lung-cancer-patients-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation
#7
Hui Ning, Ming Liu, Lina Wang, Yang Yang, Nan Song, Xiaoxiong Xu, Jin Ju, Gening Jiang
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene was the major causative gene of lung cancer and also the specific treatment target. It is necessary to analyze the genotype and phenotype characters of patients. METHODS: We investigated 1,034 lung cancer patients in this study. The collected clinicopathological parameters included gender, age at diagnosis, smoking status, pathological TNM stage, tumor morphology and location, visceral pleural invasion as well as histological type...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449484/clinical-presentation-and-characteristics-of-25-adult-cases-of-pulmonary-sequestration
#8
Mateusz Polaczek, Inga Baranska, Malgorzata Szolkowska, Jacek Zych, Piotr Rudzinski, Janusz Szopinski, Tadeusz Orlowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital abnormality of lung tissue. Only few series of adult cases are reported. The aim was to describe clinical characteristics in adult cases of PS and to compare outcomes in different clinical situations. METHODS: Using MSD engine we searched for cases of PS that have been diagnosed between Jan 1st, 2005 and Dec 31st, 2015. Clinical data was retrospectively gathered. Statistica v.12 (StatSoft, Inc.) was used for statistical analyses...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449476/prognostic-impact-of-m-descriptors-of-the-8th-edition-of-tnm-classification-of-lung-cancer
#9
Margarida Dias, Ana Antunes, Sérgio Campainha, Sara Conde, Ana Barroso
BACKGROUND: The 8th edition of the tumor, node and metastasis (TNM) classification of lung cancer will be enacted in January 2017. The aim of this study was to analyze the survival differences among the three new categories of metastatic disease: intrathoracic metastasis (M1a), single extrathoracic metastasis (M1b) and multiple extrathoracic metastases (M1c) in our cohort of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This is a retrospective single-center study including NSCLC patients with metastatic disease at diagnosis...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449467/clinical-analysis-on-113-patients-with-lung-cancer-treated-by-percutaneous-ct-guided-microwave-ablation
#10
Lou Zhong, Siyuan Sun, Jiahai Shi, Fei Cao, Xiao Han, Xueping Bao, Qingsheng You
BACKGROUND: Lung Cancer is a primary tumor with poor prognosis. For early stage lung cancer, treatment options include surgical resection and microwave techniques. Percutaneous ablative techniques emerged as best therapeutic options for nonsurgical patients. METHODS: The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the clinical effect of CT-guided microwave ablation (MWA) treatment for patients with lung cancer who were not eligible for surgical resection. MWA was used to treat the tumor lesion of 113 patients with lung cancer who were in our hospital from Jan, 2013 to Jun, 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449461/correlation-of-pleural-effusions-grayscale-sonographic-parameters-with-fluid-s-analysis-results
#11
Alexandros Kalkanis, Charalampos Varsamas, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
BACKGROUND: Quantitative sonographic methods are used to assess pleural fluid's volume but no validated method exists for the measurement of the fluids' density and other qualitative values. We suggest a quantitative method, based on the pixel density of the pleural effusion's image, in order to evaluate the echogenicity of pleural effusion. METHODS: Pleural ultrasound (US) was performed in 62 patients with pleural effusion. Five consequent images of the pleural effusion were retrieved through axial view between the 9(th) and the 10(th) rib and one from the 10(th) rib through coronal view and converted into the high-resolution tagged image file format...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449451/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-key-determinants-in-tailoring-the-right-treatment-for-the-right-patient
#12
EDITORIAL
Ori Wald, David J Sugarbaker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449444/pleurectomy-decortication-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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EDITORIAL
Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiki Hasegawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449331/mir-130a-as-a-diagnostic-marker-to-differentiate-malignant-mesothelioma-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-pleural-effusion-cytology
#14
Rocco Cappellesso, Marco Galasso, Lorenzo Nicolè, Paolo Dabrilli, Stefano Volinia, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a dismal prognosis, usually presenting with recurrent effusions. However, the majority of malignant pleural effusions are due to lung adenocarcinoma (AdC). The distinction between these tumors has considerable therapeutic and medicolegal implications and can be very challenging both histologically and cytologically. Appropriate immunohistochemistry (IHC) is required to support the diagnosis. MicroRNA (miRNA) expression analysis could be a viable diagnostic tool for distinguishing between these tumors...
April 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449028/surgical-therapy-of-thymic-tumours-with-pleural-involvement-an-ests-thymic-working-group-project
#15
Bernhard Moser, Elie Fadel, Dominique Fabre, Shaf Keshavjee, Marc de Perrot, Pascal Thomas, Geoffrey Brioude, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Sophie Viskens, Loic Lang-Lazdunski, Andrea Bille, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Enrico Ruffini, Francesco Guerrera, David Gómez de Antonio, Moishe Liberman, Nuria Novoa, Marco Scarci, Stefan Janik, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Surgery for thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) with pleural involvement is infrequently performed. Thus, the value of surgical therapy for primary or recurrent TETs with pleural involvement is not sufficiently defined yet. METHODS: Twelve institutions contributed retrospective data on 152 patients undergoing surgery (1977-2014) on behalf of the ESTS Thymic Working group. Outcome measures included overall (OS), cause-specific (CSS) and disease-free (DFS) survival as well as freedom from recurrence (FFR)...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446973/bronchoscopic-valves-for-prolonged-air-leak-current-status-and-technique
#16
REVIEW
Amit K Mahajan, Sandeep J Khandhar
Unidirectional airway valves are devices used for the treatment of persistent air leaks (PALs) secondary to alveolar-pleural fistulas (APF) or bronchopleural fistulas (BPFs). These valves were originally developed as a non-surgical alternative to lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Randomized trials investigating the use of valves for bronchoscopic LVRS did not lead to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval, but stemming from these studies a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) was granted to Spiration intrabronchial valves (IBVs) for the treatment of PALs...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446737/pleural-mesothelioma-in-doll-manufacture-possible-asbestos-exposure
#17
Pietro Gino Barbieri, Anna Benedetta Somigliana, Sandra Lombardi, Roberto Festa, Roberto Girelli, Michela Sarnico
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of malignant mesothelioma is almost always causally associated to asbestos exposure but, considering women occurrences, this association is often difficult to demonstrate and consequently the asbestos exposure is defined as 'unknown'. OBJECTIVES: To describe the working activity and to give occupational asbestos exposure probability estimation related to an uncommon and poorly investigated productive sector: doll manufacture. METHODS: From the Province of Brescia Mesothelioma Registry, established in 1993 on population-based criteria, we have extracted the certified mesothelioma diagnosis cases, related to patients who were employed for some time in doll manufacture...
April 21, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444939/continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-ascitic-and-pleural-body-fluids-evaluation-with-the-mindray-bc-6800-hematology-analyzer
#18
Oscar Fuster, Belinda Andino, Amparo Pardo, Begoña Laiz
BACKGROUND: Accurate evaluation of hematology analyzers is recommended before these devices can be broadly introduced for the routine testing of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), ascitic, and pleural fluids. METHODS: We evaluated the performance of Mindray BC-6800 for white blood cell (WBC) and differential cell count in 50 CAPD, 60 ascitic and 40 pleural compared with manual microscopy. Within-run precision, limit of blank (LoB), limit of detection (LoD), limit of quantitation (LoQ), and carryover were assessed...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444433/boundaries-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-space-potential-risks-and-benefits-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-block-from-an-anatomical-perspective
#19
Esther A C Bouman, Judith M Sieben, Andrea J R Balthasar, Elbert A Joosten, Hans-Fritz Gramke, Maarten van Kleef, Arno Lataster
PURPOSE: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) may be an alternative to thoracic epidural analgesia. A detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the TPV-space (TPVS), content and adnexa is essential in understanding the clinical consequences of TPVB. The exploration of the posterior TPVS accessibility in this study allows (1) determination of the anatomical boundaries, content and adnexa, (2) description of an ultrasound-guided spread of low and high viscous liquid. METHODS: In two formalin-fixed specimens, stratification of the several layers and the 3D-architecture of the TPVS were dissected, observed and photographed...
April 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443595/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-role-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Hüseyin Acar, Serkan Yılmaz, Elif Yaka, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Asım Enes Özbek, Murat Pekdemir
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of detailed consensus guidelines, challenges continue to exist regarding efficient, appropriate and safe imaging methods for the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism. AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the role of wedge sign, B-lines and pleural effusion seen on bedside lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy study. METHODS: During the first evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, bedside lung ultrasound was performed, and the B-lines, wedge sign, and pleural effusion were investigated...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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