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M Sciaudone, M Dery
INTRODUCTION: A 71 year old Peruvian woman presented with blurry vision and bilateral eye pain and had evidence of bilateral endophthalmitis on eye examination. Her past medical history was notable for multiple abdominal surgeries within the preceding months, including an incarcerated inguinal hernia repair which required an ileostomy placement, and cholecystitis requiring cholecystostomy tube placement. Over her multiple long hospitalizations, she developed bacteremia and fungemia on several occasions, with organisms including Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacteroides fragilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, and Candida albicans...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414667/the-mysterious-case-of-dyspnea
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S Saad, N Turaga, J Grant, N Jain
INTRODUCTION: Dehiscence of a mitral valve annuloplasty ring is a rare occurrence that often manifests as mitral regurgitation and heart failure. We present a case of mitral ring dehiscence which was initially unrecognized by standard 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE); and 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE);. CASE: A 65-year-old woman was referred to Cardiology clinic for evaluation of dyspnea. Her history included tobacco abuse, atrial fibrillation status post pulmonary vein isolation, nonischemic cardiomyopathy, and prior mitral valve repair with annuloplasty ring for rheumatic valvular disease...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411422/ventilation-distribution-and-lung-recruitment-with-speaking-valve-use-in-tracheostomised-patient-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-intensive-care
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Anna-Liisa Sutt, Chris M Anstey, Lawrence R Caruana, Petrea L Cornwell, John F Fraser
PURPOSE: Speaking valves (SV) are used infrequently in tracheostomised ICU patients due to concerns regarding their putative effect on lung recruitment. A recent study in cardio-thoracic population demonstrated increased end-expiratory lung volumes during and post SV use without examining if the increase in end-expiratory lung impedance (EELI) resulted in alveolar recruitment or potential hyperinflation in discrete loci. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A secondary analysis of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) data from a previous study was conducted...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
#4
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/28396860/aortic-valve-replacement-for-moderate-aortic-stenosis-with-severe-calcification-and-left-ventricualr-dysfunction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nikhil Narang, Roberto M Lang, Vladimir M Liarski, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Marion A Hofmann Bowman
A 55-year-old man with a history of erosive, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and interstitial lung disease presented with shortness of breath. Echocardiography showed new-onset severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15% and moderately increased mean aortic valve gradient of 20 mmHg in a trileaflet aortic valve with severe sclero-calcific degeneration. Coronary angiography revealed no significant obstructive coronary disease. Invasive hemodynamic studies and dobutamine stress echocardiography were consistent with moderate aortic stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378731/-right-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-lung-diseases-in-the-absence-or-presence-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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A N Sumin, O G Arkhipov
AIM: To investigate the indicators of filling of the right ventricle (RV) in patients with chronic lung diseases with and without pulmonary hypertension (PH) compared to healthy individuals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 365 people (198 men); mean age 64.6±8.0 years) were examined and divided into a group of patients with respiratory pathology without and with PH (n=124 and n=138, respectively) and a comparison group that included individuals without cardiovascular and respiratory diseases (n=103)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370263/fetal-left-sided-cardiac-structural-dimensions-in-left-sided-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-association-with-severity-and-impact-on-postnatal-outcomes
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Joshua Kailin, Gurpreet Dhillon, Shiraz Maskatia, Darrell Cass, Alireza Shamshirsaz, Amy Mehollin-Ray, Christopher Cassady, Nancy Ayres, Yunfei Wang, Michael Belfort, Oluyinka Olutoye, Rodrigo Ruano
OBJECTIVES: Fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) demonstrate varying degrees of left heart hypoplasia. Our study assesses the relationship between fetal left-sided cardiac structural dimensions, lung size, percentage liver herniation, lung-to-head ratio, postnatal left-sided cardiac structural dimensions, and postnatal outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of fetuses with left-sided CDH who had prenatal echocardiographic, ultrasound and MRI examinations at our institution between January 2007 and March 2015...
March 31, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355597/endobronchial-valve-used-as-salvage-therapy-in-a-mechanically-ventilated-patient-with-intractable-life-threatening-haemoptysis
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Usha Lalla, Brian W Allwood, Soumitra Sinha Roy, Elvis M Irusen, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
Treatment options for intractable life-threatening haemoptysis in mechanically ventilated patients with structural lung disease who do not respond to bronchial artery embolisation (BAE) and who are deemed unfit for surgery are limited. A 26-year-old HIV-positive male with a poorly preserved CD4 count and active pulmonary tuberculosis was intubated and mechanically ventilated for persistent life-threatening haemoptysis. Two attempts at BAE failed, and life-threatening haemoptysis recurred daily for 14 days despite antituberculous therapy...
March 30, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348945/infective-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-celiac-disease-after-central-venous-catheter-insertion
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Murtaza Sundhu, Suryanarayan Mohapatra, Salome Arobelidze, Parveen Gundelly, Anil Kumar Changarath Vijayan
There is an increasing incidence of infective endocarditis secondary to central venous catheters, which is termed as 'healthcare-associated infective endocarditis'. There is an increased risk of getting infective endocarditis in conditions with malnutrition and also if the tip of the central venous catheter is deep in the right atrium close to the tricuspid valve. We present a case of 31-year-old female who had all these risk factors. She was admitted to the hospital for the work up of the weight loss and was diagnosed with celiac disease...
February 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339044/suppression-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-related-factor-2%C3%A2-mediated-antioxidative-defense-in-the-lung-injury-induced-by-chronic-exposure-to-methamphetamine-in-rats
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Yang Bai, Yun Wang, Ming Liu, Yu-Han Gu, Bin Jiang, Xu Wu, Huai-Liang Wang
The imbalance between oxidative stress and antioxidant defense is important in the pathogenesis of lung diseases. Nuclear factor erythroid‑2‑related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a key transcriptional factor that regulates the antioxidant response. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether Nrf2‑mediated antioxidative defense is involved in methamphetamine (MA)‑induced lung injury in rats. Following establishment of chronic MA toxicity in rats, Doppler ultrasonic detection was used to measure the changes of physiological indexes, followed by hematoxylin and eosin staining, ELISA and western blot analysis...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338550/respiratory-system-function-in-patients-after-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Janusz Andres
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to comparatively analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive, through right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR) to conventional AVR. METHODS: Analysis of 201 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 316 for AVR between January 2010 and November 2013. Complications of the respiratory system and pulmonary functional status are presented. RESULTS: Complications of the respiratory system occurred in 16...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338535/lung-cancers-associated-with-cystic-airspaces-natural-history-pathologic-correlation-and-mutational-analysis
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Florian J Fintelmann, Jesaja K Brinkmann, William R Jeck, Fabian M Troschel, Subba R Digumarthy, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Jo-Anne O Shepard
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the natural history of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) associated with cystic airspaces, including histopathology and molecular analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 34,801 computed tomographic (CT) scans of 2954 patients diagnosed with NSCLC between 2010 and 2015 were evaluated for association with a cystic airspace. Characteristics on serial CT, 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, and pathologic analysis were recorded...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333703/higher-fresh-gas-flow-rates-decrease-tidal-volume-during-pressure-control-ventilation
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Shazia Mohammad, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Drew Gonsalves, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Samsun Lampotang
BACKGROUND: We observed that increasing fresh gas flow (FGF) decreased exhaled tidal volume (VT) during pressure control ventilation (PCV). A literature search produced no such description whereby unintended VT changes occur with FGF changes during PCV. METHODS: To model an infant's lungs, 1 lung of a mechanical lung model (Dual Adult TTL 1600; Michigan Instruments, Inc, Grand Rapids, MI) was set at a compliance of 0.0068 L/cm H2O. An Rp50 resistor (27.2 cm H2O/L/s at 15 L/min) simulated normal bronchial resistance...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329267/right-ventricular-recovery-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension%C3%A2
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Thomas M Gorter, Erik A M Verschuuren, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Elke S Hoendermis, Michiel E Erasmus, Harm J Bogaard, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Rolf M F Berger, Joost P van Melle, Tineke P Willems
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive and often fatal disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and right ventricular (RV) failure. End-stage PAH is often an indication for a lung transplant (LTX). Our goal was to study ventricular recovery using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging late after LTX. METHODS: We studied 10 patients with PAH who underwent isolated bilateral LTX. RV and left ventricular (LV) volumes, function and mass were measured...
March 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329232/mid-term-results-of-bilateral-lung-transplant-with-postoperatively-extended-intraoperative-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-pulmonary-hypertension%C3%A2
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Jawad Salman, Fabio Ius, Wiebke Sommer, Thierry Siemeni, Christian Kuehn, Murat Avsar, Dietmar Boethig, Ulrich Molitoris, Christoph Bara, Jens Gottlieb, Tobias Welte, Axel Haverich, Marius M Hoeper, Gregor Warnecke, Igor Tudorache
OBJECTIVES: In severe pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle causes significant morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation, which may be successfully reversed using a protocol based on perioperative veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and early extubation. Here, we present echocardiographic data and mid-term outcomes. METHODS: The records of lung transplanted patients at our institution between May 2010 and January 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314525/intraoperative-electromagnetic-navigational-bronchoscopic-localization-of-small-deep-or-subsolid-pulmonary-nodules
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Abbas Abbas, Sagar Kadakia, Vishnu Ambur, Kimberly Muro, Larry Kaiser
BACKGROUND: Localizing small or deep pulmonary nodules or subsolid ground-glass opacities often is difficult during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS). This can result in larger resections or conversion to thoracotomy. The goal of this study is to evaluate the role of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic localization (ENBL) as a safe and accurate intraoperative method to localize small, deep, or subsolid nodules. METHODS: This is a single-institution, single-surgeon retrospective study of all patients (51) who underwent combined ENBL and resection of 54 nodules between May 2013 and August 2015...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295515/two-cases-of-melanomas-paradoxically-metastasizing-to-the-intestinal-tract-during-nivolumab-therapy
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Hajime Miyazawa, Teruki Yanagi, Yasuyuki Yamaguchi, Keisuke Imafuku, Shinya Kitamura, Hiroo Hata, Jiro Uehara, Nobuki Ichikawa, Yosuke Ohno, Tadashi Yoshida, Shigenori Homma, Hideki Kawamura, Akinobu Taketomi, Hiroshi Shimizu
We report two cases of melanomas in patients who developed intestinal metastasis despite other metastatic sites responding to nivolumab and despite the patients having favorable findings such as vitiligo and normal lactate dehydrogenase. The first case is an 85-year-old man who had been administrated nivolumab for lung/cutaneous metastases. After 22 courses of nivolumab therapy, fever and anorexia had appeared and his bodyweight had decreased. An intussusception on the ileocecal valve was revealed by computed tomography, and emergency surgery revealed metastatic lesions on the colon...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295147/a-prospective-randomised-trial-of-pre-oxygenation-strategies-available-in-the-pre-hospital-environment
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C J Groombridge, E Ley, M Miller, T Konig
Pre-oxygenation before tracheal intubation aims to increase safe apnoea duration by denitrogenation of the functional residual capacity of the lungs, and increasing oxygen stores at the onset of apnoea. Pre-oxygenation options in the pre-hospital environment are limited due to oxygen availability and equipment portability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies available in this setting. This was a prospective, randomised, crossover study of 30 healthy volunteers who underwent 3-min periods of pre-oxygenation by tidal volume breathing with a non-rebreather mask, a bag-valve-mask and a portable ventilator...
March 14, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288638/aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-osteomyelitis-in-a-12%C3%A2-year-old-boy-case-report-emphasizing-the-importance-of-tissue-culture-and-review-of-literature
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Ketaki Sharma, Poonam Mudgil, John S Whitehall, Iain Gosbell
BACKGROUND: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans most commonly causes periodontitis but has been reported to infect heart valves, soft tissue, brain and lungs, and distal bones. Osteomyelitis distal to the jaw is rarely described. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual and rare case of chronic osteomyelitis caused by A. actinomycetemcomitans in the toe of a paediatric patient, and review the available literature. The infection was managed with intravenous antibiotics followed by oral antibiotics...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270260/what-is-the-diagnostic-value-of-the-paediatric-exercise-tolerance-test-results-from-a-uk-centre
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Magdalena A Sajnach-Menke, Sarah C Walpole
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether the exercise tolerance test can provide diagnostic and prognostic information regarding children and young adults and help predict outcome. METHODS: A total of 87 patients, aged 7-29 years (median 13, mean 13.4) were selected retrospectively. They underwent exercise test at the Freeman Hospital from December, 2015 to May, 2016. There were two groups of patients - 46 had symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, syncope, or dyspnoea on exertion and no cardiac diagnosis, and 40 patients had a cardiac diagnosis such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transposition of the great arteries with post-arterial switch operation, aortic stenosis or regurgitation, tetralogy of Fallot, abnormal coronary arteries, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, or supraventricular tachycardia...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
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