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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221172/interventional-pulmonology-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Daniela Gompelmann, Nilab Sarmand, Felix J F Herth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema are widespread diseases associated with progressive dyspnea because of airflow limitation and hyperinflation. Fundamental therapeutic strategies consist of pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacotherapy, long-term oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, and surgical therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last 14 years, endoscopic therapeutic modalities emerged as a substantial part of severe COPD and emphysema treatment...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219569/intrabronchial-pneumonectomy-for-vanishing%C3%A2-lung-syndrome-first-reported-case
#2
Nicholas Ballay, Brent Soder, Jeremiah Smith, Ashley Miller, James R Headrick
Vanishing lung syndrome is a clinical presentation of giant bullous emphysema associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a 50-year-old white woman with vanishing lung syndrome who presented with a spontaneous secondary pneumothorax and an uncontrolled bronchopleural fistula. The large bronchopleural fistula was initially controlled with a double-lumen endotracheal tube and a tube thoracostomy. After surgical efforts failed, complete left lung isolation was performed with multiple intrabronchial valves...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216473/five-year-results-from-a-prospective-multicentre-study-of-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-demonstrate-sustained-removal-of-significant-pulmonary-regurgitation-improved-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-improved-quality-of-life
#3
Alfred Hager, Stephan Schubert, Peter Ewert, Lars Søndergaard, Maarten Witsenburg, Paolo Guccione, Lee N Benson, José Suárez de Lezo, Te-Hsin Lung, John Hess, Andreas Eicken, Felix Berger
AIMS: Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is used to treat patients with dysfunctional pulmonary valve conduits. Short- and longer-term results from multiple trials have outlined haemodynamic improvements. Our aim was to report the long-term results, including quality of life, from a multicentre trial in Europe and Canada. METHODS AND RESULTS: From October 2007 to April 2009, 71 patients (24 female; median age 19.0 [IQR: 14.0 to 25.0] years) were enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
February 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203541/anesthetic-considerations-in-robotic-mitral-valve-surgery
#4
Kent H Rehfeldt, J Valery Andre, Matthew J Ritter
The robotic approach to cardiac surgery offers patients numerous potential advantages compared with a traditional sternotomy approach including shorter hospital length of stay, reduced pain, fewer blood transfusions, and a quicker return to normal daily activities. At the same time, robotic cardiac surgery requires that the anesthesiologist employs several subspecialty skillsets in order to provide optimal care for these patients. Multiple different regional anesthesia techniques may be used to improve analgesia, reduce opioid dosages, and facilitate rapid extubation at the conclusion of the case...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191267/single-cell-digital-polymerase-chain-reaction-on-self-priming-compartmentalization-chip
#5
Qiangyuan Zhu, Lin Qiu, Yanan Xu, Guang Li, Ying Mu
Single cell analysis provides a new framework for understanding biology and disease, however, an absolute quantification of single cell gene expression still faces many challenges. Microfluidic digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR) provides a unique method to absolutely quantify the single cell gene expression, but only limited devices are developed to analyze a single cell with detection variation. This paper describes a self-priming compartmentalization (SPC) microfluidic digital polymerase chain reaction chip being capable of performing single molecule amplification from single cell...
January 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186686/combined-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-and-one-way-endobronchial-valve-placement-in-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
#6
Hugo Goulart de Oliveira, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Mariana Alves Antunes, Amarilio Vieira de Macedo Neto, Guilherme Augusto Oliveira, Fabio Munhoz Svartman, Tamara Borgonovo, Carmen Lucia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Daniel J Weiss, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Marcelo Marcos Morales, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) would decrease the inflammatory process, thus mitigating EBV complications in severe COPD patients. This initial study sought to investigate the safety of this approach...
December 9, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146260/quality-of-life-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-an-unselected-population-a-report-from-the-sts-acc-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
#7
Suzanne V Arnold, John A Spertus, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Zhuokai Li, Roland A Matsouaka, Suzanne J Baron, Amit N Vora, Michael J Mack, Matthew R Reynolds, John S Rumsfeld, David J Cohen
Importance: In clinical trials, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been shown to improve symptoms and quality of life. As this technology moves into general clinical practice, evaluation of the health status outcomes among unselected patients treated with TAVR is of critical importance. Objective: To examine the short- and long-term health status outcomes of surviving patients after TAVR in the context of an unselected population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational cohort study included patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry from November 1, 2011, to March 31, 2016, at more than 450 clinical sites...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144064/re-discovering-the-heimlich-valve-old-wine-in-a-new-bottle
#8
Ajay Narasimhan, Shivanraj Ayyanathan, Late Rajavenkatesh Krishnamoorthy
A 14-year-old boy came to our outpatient department with pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. He was found to have a loculated empyema on the right side. He was taken up for surgery and decortication was done. He developed air leak in the postoperative period. When the air leak did not settle until the 10(th) day, we decided to attach the atrium Pneumostat(™), a modified version of the Heimlich valve to his Intercostal drainage tube and sent him home. On further follow-up, his lung expanded, and ICD could be removed...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#9
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078376/ipsilateral-dual-site-same-sitting-percutaneous-lung-biopsy-a-feasibility-study
#10
Joseph Barnett, Aniket N Tavare, Sajid Khan, Ashish Saini, Dean D Creer, Samanjit S Hare
PURPOSE: Patients with thoracic malignancies often have more than one site of pulmonary, nodal or pleural disease within one hemithorax. In addition, large heterogeneous lesions may comprise distinct, mixed pathological entities. Histological analysis of these lesions can alter tumour staging and treatment options. We investigated the feasibility, safety and benefit of performing image-guided percutaneous lung biopsy (PLB) of two lesions in the same hemithorax at a single sitting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten consecutive outpatients with two or more potential disease foci within the same hemithorax were analysed over a 15-month period...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068928/newly-recognized-cerebral-infarctions-on-postmortem-imaging-a-report-of-three-cases-with-systemic-infectious-disease
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Sakon Noriki, Kazuyuki Kinoshita, Kunihiro Inai, Toyohiko Sakai, Hirohiko Kimura, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayuki Iwano, Hironobu Naiki
BACKGROUND: Postmortem imaging (PMI) refers to the imaging of cadavers by computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three cases of cerebral infarctions that were not found during life but were newly recognized on PMI and were associated with severe systemic infections are presented. CASE PRESENTATIONS: An 81-year-old woman with a pacemaker and slightly impaired liver function presented with fever. Imaging suggested interstitial pneumonia and an iliopsoas abscess, and blood tests showed liver dysfunction and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045023/meta-analytic-bayesian-model-for-differentiating-intestinal-tuberculosis-from-crohn-s-disease
#12
REVIEW
Julajak Limsrivilai, Andrew B Shreiner, Ananya Pongpaibul, Charlie Laohapand, Rewat Boonanuwat, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Supot Pongprasobchai, Sathaporn Manatsathit, Peter D R Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult, although studies have reported clinical, endoscopic, imaging, and laboratory findings that help to differentiate these two diseases. We aimed to produce estimates of the predictive power of these findings and construct a comprehensive model to predict the probability of ITB vs. CD. METHODS: A systematic literature search for studies differentiating ITB from CD was conducted in MEDLINE, PUBMED, and EMBASE from inception until September 2015...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034845/thirty-day-readmissions-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-united-states-insights-from-the-nationwide-readmissions-database
#13
Dhaval Kolte, Sahil Khera, M Rizwan Sardar, Neil Gheewala, Tanush Gupta, Saurav Chatterjee, Andrew Goldsweig, Wilbert S Aronow, Gregg C Fonarow, Deepak L Bhatt, Adam B Greenbaum, Paul C Gordon, Barry Sharaf, J Dawn Abbott
BACKGROUND: Readmissions after cardiac procedures are common and contribute to increased healthcare utilization and costs. Data on 30-day readmissions after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients undergoing TAVR (International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-CM codes 35.05 and 35.06) between January and November 2013 who survived the index hospitalization were identified in the Nationwide Readmissions Database...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012497/giant-bulla-formation-in-the-lung-because-of-a-check-valve-mechanism
#14
Aya Hirata, Takeshi Saraya, Nobuaki Arai, Shin Karita, Riken Kawachi, Hidefumi Takei, Kosuke Ohkuma, Manabu Ishida, Masachika Fujiwara, Hajime Takizawa
The pathogenesis of bulla formation has not yet been demonstrated in pathologic examinations or through direct visualization during thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery. We present two cases of giant bulla formation after pneumothorax because of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and lung abscess. The case findings suggested that the pathogenesis was attributable to a check-valve mechanism, secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans, or the presence of an obstructing air leakage due to a lung fistula. The lung fistula had been covered by inflammatory membranes consisting of blood and/or fibrous precipitates with detached visceral pleura...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005150/early-trends-in-bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-parameters
#15
REVIEW
Abhishek Kumar, Rajany Dy, Kanwaljit Singh, M Jeffery Mador
INTRODUCTION: The goal of our systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the therapeutic effectiveness of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR), and to compare it with medical management and lung volume reduction surgery. METHODS: Variables of interest were absolute change in FEV1, 6MWT, and SGRQ. Meta-analysis was performed for the BLVR modalities with ≥3 trials. Of the 18 shortlisted publications, only valves (four trials; n = 159) and coils (six trials; n = 194) qualified for meta-analysis...
December 22, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997981/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-domain-splice-variants-modulate-assembly-and-elastomeric-properties-of-human-elastin-implications-for-tissue-specificity-and-durability-of-elastic-tissue
#16
Ming Miao, Sean E Reichheld, Lisa D Muiznieks, Eva E Sitarz, Simon Sharpe, Fred W Keeley
Polymeric elastin provides the physiologically essential properties of extensibility and elastic recoil to large arteries, heart valves, lungs, skin and other tissues. Although the detailed relationship between sequence, structure and mechanical properties of elastin remains a matter of investigation, data from both the full-length monomer, tropoelastin, and smaller elastin-like polypeptides have demonstrated that variations in protein sequence can affect both polymeric assembly and tensile mechanical properties...
December 20, 2016: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994448/clinical-and-radiological-outcome-following-pneumothorax-after-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-with-valves
#17
D Gompelmann, N Benjamin, K Kontogianni, Fjf Herth, C P Heussel, H Hoffmann, R Eberhardt
INTRODUCTION: Valve implantation has evolved as a therapy for patients with advanced emphysema. Although it is a minimally invasive treatment, it is associated with complications, the most common being pneumothorax. Pneumothorax occurs due to the rapid target lobe volume reduction and may be a predictor of clinical benefit despite this complication. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct an exploratory data analysis of patients who developed a pneumothorax following endoscopic valve therapy for emphysema...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992862/endobronchial-valves-for-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-best-practice-recommendations-from-expert-panel-on-endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction
#18
Dirk-Jan Slebos, Pallav L Shah, Felix J F Herth, Arschang Valipour
Endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) is being adopted as a treatment option for carefully selected patients suffering from severe emphysema. ELVR with the one-way endobronchial Zephyr valves (EBV) has been demonstrated to improve pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and quality of life in patients with both heterogeneous and homogenous emphysema without collateral ventilation. In this "expert best practices" review, we will highlight the practical aspects of this therapy. Key selection criteria for ELVR are hyperinflation with a residual volume >175% of predicted, forced expiratory volume <50% of predicted, and a 6-min walking distance >100 m...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990197/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-treatment-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-a-health-technology-assessment
#19
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BACKGROUND: Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is the gold standard for treating aortic valve stenosis. It is a major operation that requires sternotomy and the use of a heart-lung bypass machine, but in appropriately selected patients with symptomatic, severe aortic valve stenosis, the benefits of SAVR usually outweigh the harms. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive procedure that allows an artificial valve to be implanted over the poorly functioning valve...
2016: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989046/valve-replacement-in-patients-with-carcinoid-heart-disease-choosing-the-right-valve-at-the-right-time
#20
Amit Korach, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Joseph Atlan, Abeer Dabah, Karine Atlan, Ehud Rudis, Amir Elami, David J Gross, Michael J Reardon, Oz M Shapira
BACKGROUND: The prosthetic valve of choice in patients with carcinoid valve disease (CVD) remains controversial due to the limited life expectancy of patients with advanced-stage neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on the one hand, and concerns regarding structural valve deterioration (SVD) on the other hand. METHODS: The records of 17 patients (11 females, seven males; mean age 65 ± 11 years; undergoing 18 operations) with primarily right heart failure due to CVD were reviewed...
May 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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