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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159658/lung-necrosectomy-in-pediatric-patients-with-necrotizing-pneumonia
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Francina V Bolaños-Morales, Emmanuel Peña Gómez-Portugal, María E Aguilar-Mena, Patricio J Santillán-Doherty, Avelina Sotres-Vega, J Alfredo Santibáñez-Salgado
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing pneumonia is the consolidation of lung parenchyma with destruction and necrosis, forming solitary or multiloculated radiolucent foci. When antibiotic treatment fails and clinical course does not improve, patients might need lung tissue resection: segmentectomy, lobectomy or bilobectomy. We have performed a more conservative surgical approach in pediatric patients with necrotizing pneumonia, lung necrosectomy: resection of unviable necrotic tissue, to preserve more healthy and potentially recoverable lung parenchyma...
November 20, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145332/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Peng, Fengfeng Han, Tianyun Yang, Jinyuan Sun, Wenbin Guan, Xuejun Guo
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma of the lung (PMML) is an extremely rare neoplasm with a dismal prognosis. The diagnosis of PMML is very difficult and is based on several clinical, radiological, and histopathological criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old women was admitted with a 2-month history of a productive cough and chest pain provoked by breathing and coughing. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest showed a large, solid tumor in the right middle lobe of the lung...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141195/determination-of-the-effect-of-pinellia-ternata-thunb-breit-on-nervous-system-development-by-proteomics
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Jian-Ya Xu, Chen Dai, Jin-Jun Shan, Tong Xie, Hui-Hui Xie, Ming-Ming Wang, Guang Yang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Banxia (BX) is the dried tuber of Pinellia ternata (Thunb.) Breit., a commonly prescribed Chinese medicinal herb for the treatment of cough, phlegm, and vomiting in pregnant women. However, raw BX has been demonstrated to exert toxic effects on reproduction and the precise and comprehensive mechanisms remain elusive. AIM OF THE STUDY: We applied an iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation, iTRAQ)-based proteomic method to explore the mechanisms of raw BX-induced fetal toxicity in mice...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138701/valsalva-related-subretinal-hemorrhage-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yousif Subhi, Torben L Sørensen
Purpose: To describe a case of Valsalva-related subretinal hemorrhage as a presenting symptom of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). The patient refrained from treatment against our best advice, and thus this is also a rare case of the natural course of an untreated PCV. Methods: Case report. Results: A 66-year-old female with a respiratory infection coughed intensely until exhaustion, after which she developed visual symptoms on the right eye...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135401/-approach-to-chronic-cough
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Deniz Doğan Mülazımoğlu, Oya Kayacan
Chronic cough, that 10-38% outpatients have, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. This symptom can be seen 3-40% of adult patients and reduces quality of life. 95% patients that cough chronically have one of these three diseases: upper airway cough syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux or asthma. In this review these three diseases and rare causes of chronic cough will be discussed and diagnostic steps will be explained.
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132803/high-dose-irradiation-after-pleurectomy-decortication-or-biopsy-for-pleural-mesothelioma-treatment
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E Parisi, A Romeo, A Sarnelli, G Ghigi, S R Bellia, E Neri, S Micheletti, B Dipalma, D Arpa, G Furini, M A Burgio, G Genestreti, C Gurioli, S Sanna, P Bovolato, F Rea, G Storme, E Scarpi, C Arienti, A Tesei, R Polico
PURPOSE: The role played by radiation therapy after pleurectomy/decortication or surgical biopsy in malignant pleural mesothelioma is uncertain. We treated patients with accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy and intensity-modulated arc therapy in an attempt to keep lung toxicity to a minimum. The present study reports the feasibility and toxicity of this approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2012, 36 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma underwent accelerated hypofractionated radiotherapy to the hemithorax after pleurectomy/decortication (19 patients) or biopsy (17 patients)...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116676/salvage-therapy-with-topical-posaconazole-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-invasive-scedosporium-infection
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Amparo Solé, Ana A García-Robles, Carlos Jordá, Enrique Cases Viedma, Nuria Mancheño, José Luis Poveda-Andrés, Juan Pablo Reig Mezquida, Javier Pemán
Scedosporium is an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) and post-transplant, but it rarely causes invasive infection. Treatment remains challenging, particularly due to the inherent resistance to multiple antifungal agents. We present three complicated invasive tracheobronchial and lung Scedosporium apiospermum infections following lung transplant. In two of three cases, the infection was clinically and radiologically cured with frequent cleansing bronchoscopies, combining triazole with terbinafine therapy and nebulized posaconazole...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114140/analysis-of-hospital-records-of-children-with-hydatid-cyst-in-south-of-iran
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Anahita Sanaei Dashti, Mohammad Rahim Kadivar, Abdolvahab Alborzi, Esmaeel Sadeghi, Gholam Reza Pouladfar, Neda Bagherian, Naser Honar, Masoomeh Khalifeh
The clinical manifestations of hydatidosis are various and related to anatomic location. Defining frequent symptoms and signs of the disease is imperative for early management of it. The aim of this report was to analyse the clinical features of infected children with hydatid cysts located in different organs. In this study, medical charts of 57 children between 3 and 16 years of age with hydatid cyst admitted to Pediatric Wards of Nemazee Hospital were evaluated over a 12 year period (from 2003 to 2014, prospectively)...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096352/vaginal-cuff-dehiscence-and-evisceration-11-years-after-a-radical-hysterectomy-a-case-report
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Yacine Ben Safta, Montassar Ghalleb, Aymen Baccari, Ghassen Hamdi El Kebir, Sami Daldoul, Sofiene Sayari, Mounir Ben Moussa
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal cuff dehiscence (VCD) and evisceration (VCDE) are rare but rather serious complications of hysterectomy procedures. We aimed to report a case of VCDE happening eleven years after the initial surgery and review a treatment protocol of this rare complication. CASE: A 68 years old Tunisian female patient In 2004, the patient underwent concomitant chemoradiation followed by total abdominal radical hysterectomy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081858/prolonged-cough-in-pediatric-population-first-line-care-belgian-guidelines
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Sophie Leconte, Stéphanie Valentin, Estelle Dromelet, Michel De Jonghe
BACKGROUND: The clinical approach to a prolonged cough, i.e. a cough lasting more than three weeks, is challenging for general practitioners as well for primary care pediatricians. What the recommended clinical approach in primary care is, how cough duration or cough characteristics impact the diagnosis, and what the efficiency and safety of antibiotics or symptomatic treatments are remain in question for primary care physicians. OBJECTIVE: The last Belgian guidelines were published in 2006 and needed to be reviewed...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078680/nonintubated-uniportal-vats-pulmonary-anatomical-resections
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REVIEW
Carlos Galvez, Jose Navarro-Martinez, Sergio Bolufer, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma, Juan Manuel Corcoles
Nonintubated procedures have widely developed during the last years, thus nowadays major anatomical resections are performed in spontaneously breathing patients in some centers. In an attempt for combining less invasive surgical approaches with less aggressive anesthesia, nonintubated uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies and segmentectomies have been proved feasible and safe, but there are no comparative trials and the evidence is still poor. A program in nonintubated uniportal major surgery should be started in highly experienced units, overcoming first a learning period performing minor procedures and a training program for the management of potential crisis situations when operating on these patients...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077527/the-rationale-and-evidence-for-use-of-inhaled-antibiotics-to-control-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Rajiv Dhand
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by irreversible dilation of the bronchi, symptoms of persistent cough and expectoration, and recurrent infective exacerbations. The prevalence of NCFBE is on the increase in the United States and Europe, but no licensed therapies are currently available for its treatment. Although there are many similarities between NCFBE and cystic fibrosis (CF) in terms of respiratory symptoms, airway microbiology, and disease progression, there are key differences, for example, in response to treatment, suggesting differences in pathogenesis...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068748/recommendation-system-for-immunization-coverage-and-monitoring
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Uzair Aslam Bhatti, Mengxing Huang, Hao Wang, Yu Zhang, Anum Mehmood, Wu Di
Immunization averts an expected 2 to 3 million deaths every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles; however, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if vaccination coverage was improved worldwide. (1)(1) Data source for immunization records of 1.5 M: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs378/en/ New vaccination technologies provide earlier diagnoses, personalized treatments and a wide range of other benefits for both patients and health care professionals. Childhood diseases that were commonplace less than a generation ago have become rare because of vaccines...
October 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060515/physical-activity-classification-using-time-frequency-signatures-of-motion-artifacts-in-multi-channel-electrical-impedance-plethysmographs
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Hassan Aqeel Khan, Amit Gore, Jeff Ashe, Shantanu Chakrabartty
Physical activities are known to introduce motion artifacts in electrical impedance plethysmographic (EIP) sensors. Existing literature considers motion artifacts as a nuisance and generally discards the artifact containing portion of the sensor output. This paper examines the notion of exploiting motion artifacts for detecting the underlying physical activities which give rise to the artifacts in question. In particular, we investigate whether the artifact pattern associated with a physical activity is unique; and does it vary from one human-subject to another? Data was recorded from 19 adult human-subjects while conducting 5 distinct, artifact inducing, activities...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060470/detection-of-explosive-cough-events-in-audio-recordings-by-internal-sound-analysis
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B M Rocha, L Mendes, R Couceiro, J Henriques, P Carvalho, R P Paiva
We present a new method for the discrimination of explosive cough events, which is based on a combination of spectral content descriptors and pitch-related features. After the removal of near-silent segments, a vector of event boundaries is obtained and a proposed set of 9 features is extracted for each event. Two data sets, recorded using electronic stethoscopes and comprising a total of 46 healthy subjects and 13 patients, were employed to evaluate the method. The proposed feature set is compared to three other sets of descriptors: a baseline, a combination of both sets, and an automatic selection of the best 10 features from both sets...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055390/mycoplasma-infection-followed-by-time-lapse-microscopy
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Laszlo Talas, Gaspar Banfalvi, Eszter Fidrus, Zsuzsa M Szigeti, Gabor Nagy
Early detection of mycoplasma infection is crucial for saving precious often irreplaceable data from the tissues of patients. Mycoplasma infections cause diseases in the upper and lower respiratory tracts, urethritis in men resulting in painful dysuria, urgency and urethral discharge. Cough, fever, headache, urethritis may persist for several weeks and convalescence is slow. The symptoms of these diseases are aggravated by the detection of mycoplasma infections, that takes either a long time, besides being expensive or is specific and restricted to only a limited number of contaminant strains...
October 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052582/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Fernando J Martinez, Harold R Collard, Annie Pardo, Ganesh Raghu, Luca Richeldi, Moises Selman, Jeffrey J Swigris, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Athol U Wells
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive lung disease characterized by progressive lung scarring and the histological picture of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). It is associated with increasing cough and dyspnoea and impaired quality of life. IPF affects ∼3 million people worldwide, with incidence increasing dramatically with age. The diagnostic approach includes the exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases or overlapping conditions and depends on the identification of the UIP pattern, usually with high-resolution CT; lung biopsy might be required in some patients...
October 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052286/high-risk-respiratory-patients-experiences-of-bronchoscopy-with-conscious-sedation-and-analgesia-a-qualitative-study
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Catherine Saxon, Paul Fulbrook, Kwun Fong, Chantal F Ski
AIM: To understand the experiences of high-risk respiratory patients undergoing bronchoscopy with conscious sedation. BACKGROUND: Due to possible complications, high-risk respiratory patients are usually given smaller, cautious doses of sedation and analgesia for bronchoscopy. Described as 'conscious sedation', this facilitates depression of the patient's consciousness without causing respiratory compromise. Previously, studies have investigated patient experience using quantitative methods...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030294/type-i-interferon-pathway-activation-in-copa-syndrome
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Stefano Volpi, Jessica Tsui, Marcello Mariani, Claudia Pastorino, Roberta Caorsi, Oliviero Sacco, Angelo Ravelli, Anthony K Shum, Marco Gattorno, Paolo Picco
Mutations of the COPA gene cause an immune dysregulatory disease characterised by polyarticular arthritis and progressive interstitial lung disease with pulmonary haemorrhages. We report the case of a young girl that presented at age 3 with polyarticular arthritis, chronic cough and high titer rheumatoid factor. Radiologic imaging showed interstitial lung disease with tree-in-a-bud nodules and air-filled cysts. Targeted genetic analysis of COPA gene showed the reported c.698G>A mutation. The patient was lost to follow up for 3years during which therapy was discontinued with the development of joint damage and deformities...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025486/using-15-dhs-surveys-to-study-epidemiological-correlates-of-tb-courtesy-stigma-and-health-seeking-behaviour
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E J J Rood, C Mergenthaler, M I Bakker, L Redwood, E M H Mitchell
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) stigma is thought to delay or prevent the decision to seek health care, but the strength of this association and the prevalence of anticipated TB stigma in the general population in most countries is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine epidemiological, cultural and sociodemographic factors associated with TB courtesy stigma in 15 surveys across 13 countries, and its link to health seeking for cough in children under five. DESIGN: A multilevel survey weighted logistic regression model was used to analyse how individual characteristics and social contexts affect the occurrence of TB courtesy stigma...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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