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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792037/the-effect-of-iodopovidone-versus-bleomycin-in-chemical-pleurodesis
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Reza Bagheri, Marzieh Noori, Maryam Rajayi, Davood Attaran, Amir Mohammad Hashem Asna Ashari, Shahrzad Mohammadzadeh Lari, Reza Basiri, Fariba Rezaeetalab, Reza Afghani, Maryam Salehi
Background Malignant pleural effusion continues to be a common problem in patients with metastatic disease. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of bleomycin pleurodesis with povidone-iodine pleurodesis through a chest drain as palliative treatment for recurrent malignant pleural effusion. Methods Sixty cancer patients (36 males and 24 females) with recurrent malignant pleural effusion were enrolled in a prospective randomized trial. Thirty patients received povidone-iodine pleurodesis and 30 received bleomycin pleurodesis...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791897/cutis-marmorata-telangiectatica-congenita-presenting-as-a-fetal-hemothorax
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Rodrigo A Mon, Ellen Mozurkewich, Marjorie C Treadwell, Deborah R Berman
We report a case of a fetus diagnosed at 28 weeks' gestation with a spontaneous prenatal hemothorax. Fetal intervention consisted of 2 thoracenteses with analysis of the pleural effusion. The pregnancy was further complicated by recurrence of the hemothorax, with subsequent mediastinal shift, hydrops, and nonreassuring antenatal testing requiring delivery at 31 weeks' gestation. Postnatal workup established the diagnoses of cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC) and pulmonary lymphangiectasia. The child is currently 4 years old and without any active medical issues or sequelae from the CMTC, pulmonary lymphangiectasia, or prenatal interventions...
May 23, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761620/polyserositis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Inés Losada, Juan González Moreno, Nuria Roda, Lola Ventayol, Yolanda Borjas, Francisco Javier Domínguez, Victoria Fernández Vaca, Mercedes García Gasalla, Antoni Payeras
Polyserositis (PS) is the inflammation, with effusion, of different serous membranes. It has been associated with different aetiologiesbut the aetiology of PS remains unknown in a high percentage of patients. The general objective of this retrospective study was to analyse the aetiology of PS cases seen at Son Llàtzer Hospital in an eleven-year period. Other objectives were to determine epidemiological, clinical, and analytical characteristics of these patients. Ninety-two patients were included in the study...
May 14, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739762/delayed-recurrent-pleuropericardial-effusions-following-atrial-septal-defect-closure-with-amplatzer-septal-occluder-device-a-case-of-postpericardiotomy-syndrome
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Grace Ghtk Kwok, Rachel Witts, Alessandra Frigiola
The authors present the case of a 41-year-old woman, who presented with moderate pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusion 11 months following a secundum atrial septal defect closure with an Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) device. The acute presentation responded well to diuretics and a short course of corticosteroid therapy. The patient, however, continued to experience pleuritic chest pain and a recurrence of pericardial effusion a month later. The patient showed significant symptomatic improvement with a 2-month course of down-titrating prednisolone...
May 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701376/what-about-having-a-hydropneumothorax-every-month
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Sara Lopes, João Maciel, Pedro Cabral Bastos, Paulo Pinho
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a pathological, benign, inflammatory condition characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity, typically in the pelvis. In rare conditions, this estrogen-dependent disease may be extrapelvic, presenting with a variety of symptoms, including Thoracic Endometriosis. METHODS: A 37 year-old woman presented with her third right hydropneumothorax in three months. Her medical history included infertility, an ovarian mass (in study), biliary diskinesia and protein C deficiency...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689592/successful-treatment-of-endometriosis-related-hemorrhagic-ascites-a-report-of-three-cases
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Sofia Mendes, Catarina Carvalho, GonÇalo Rodrigues, Sónia Barata, Carlos Calhaz-Jorge, Filipa Osório
Endometriosis-related ascites is rare and is frequently confused with an ovarian malignancy. Since it affects women in reproductive age, its diagnosis and therapy are even more challenging. These patients usually present with abdominal distension, pelvic pain, and weight loss, but a careful questioning usually reveals the typical endometriosis symptoms-such as dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. We present three cases of endometriosis-related ascites, one of them with pleural effusion. All cases were associated with extensive disease and required laborious laparoscopic surgery, medical therapy with gonadotropin releasing hormone analogs, and long-term follow-up...
April 23, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682370/fatal-pneumococcus-sepsis-after-treatment-of-late-antibody-mediated-kidney-graft-rejection
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Gunilla Einecke, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Nils Hanke, Hermann Haller, Anke Schwarz
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is a major cause of late renal allograft dysfunction and graft loss. Risks and benefits of treatment of late ABMR have not been evaluated in randomized clinical trials. We report on a 35-year-old patient with deterioration in renal function and progressive proteinuria 15 years after transplantation. Recurrent infections after a splenectomy following traumatic splenic rupture 3 years earlier had led to reduction of immunosuppression. Renal transplant biopsy showed glomerular double contours, 40% fibrosis/tubular atrophy, peritubular capillaritis, and positive C4d staining indicating chronic-active ABMR...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669524/pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-pipac-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-mesothelioma
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Urs Giger-Pabst, Cédric Demtröder, Thomas A Falkenstein, Mehdi Ouaissi, Thorsten O Götze, Günther A Rezniczek, Clemens B Tempfer
BACKGROUND: Patients with recurrent malignant epithelioid mesothelioma (MM) after surgery and standard chemotherapy with cisplatin and pemetrexed have limited treatment options. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with recurrent MM undergoing Pressurized IntraPeritoneal/Thoracal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC/PITAC) with doxorubicin 1.5 mg/m2 and cisplatin 7.5 mg/m2 . Data were retrospectively collected in a prospective registry of patients undergoing PIPAC/PITAC...
April 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664842/incidental-thoracic-findings-on-routine-computed-tomography-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Bobby D OʼLeary, Teresa Treacy, Tony Geoghegan, Tom A Walsh, William D Boyd, Donal J Brennan
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is routinely used in the surveillance of epithelial ovarian cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of thoracic findings on routine MDCT surveillance imaging in patients with ovarian carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of 100 MDCT studies of patients with a diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer was performed at a university teaching hospital. The cross-sectional studies were reviewed by a consultant radiologist with subspeciality training in cross-sectional imaging...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655635/percutaneous-endobiliary-radiofrequency-ablation-for-refractory-benign-hepaticojejunostomy-and-biliary-strictures
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M Özdemir, F Küçükay, F A E Özdemir, R Acu, M Tola, M Yurdakul
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of percutaneous endobiliary radiofrequency ablation (ERFA) and balloon dilation for the treatment of hepaticojejunostomy (HJ) strictures resistant to surgery and/or other interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen patients who underwent percutaneous ERFA for HJ stricture were included. There were 10 men and 8 women with a mean age of 48.3±10.8 (SD) years (range: 33-69 years). The 18 patients had a total of 29 benign HJ strictures secondary to cholecystectomy (14 patients; 78...
April 11, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629920/pleural-effusions-in-hematologic-malignancies-and-their-management-with-indwelling-pleural-catheters
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Erik Vakil, Carlos A Jimenez, Saadia A Faiz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural effusions in patients with hematologic malignancy may represent malignant pleural effusion (MPE) or occur secondary to infection, treatment effects, and other common causes. The impact of MPE on prognosis in this cohort remains unclear. Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) are routinely placed for palliation of recurrent symptomatic MPEs, but perceived concerns over infection and bleeding may limit their use in patients with hematologic malignancies. However, recent evidence suggests IPCs are both well tolerated and effective in this cohort...
April 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607152/wet-m1a-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-it-possible-to-predict-recurrence-of-pleural-effusion
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Fernando Conrado Abrao, Igor Renato Louro Bruno de Abreu, Geisa Garcia Viana, Mariana Campello de Oliveira, Elnara Marcia Negri, Riad Naim Younes
Background: The propose was to recognize risk factors of malignant pleural effusion (MPE) recurrence in patients with symptomatic M1a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: All patients with NSCLC and MPE submitted to pleural palliative procedures were enrolled in a prospective study. Group I contained patients who had pleural recurrence, and Group II with no pleural recurrence. Prognostic factors for pleural recurrence were identified by univariable analysis, using Fisher's exact test for categorical variables and Student's t test for quantitative variables...
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603030/conventional-versus-pigtail-chest-tube-are-they-similar-for-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Maria Aurora Mendes, Nuno China Pereira, Carla Ribeiro, Manuela Vanzeller, Teresa Shiang, Rita Gaio, Sérgio Campainha
INTRODUCTION: The optimal chest tube type and size for drainage and chemical pleurodesis of malignant pleural effusions remains controversial. This retrospective study was conducted to compare the efficacy of conventional versus pigtail chest tube in the treatment of malignant pleural effusions. METHODS: Patients submitted to chest tube drainage and slurry talc pleurodesis due to malignant pleural effusion in our pulmonology ward from 2012 to 2016 were eligible...
March 30, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595394/comparison-of-thoracic-duct-ligation-plus-subphrenic-pericardiectomy-with-or-without-cisterna-chyli-ablation-for-treatment-of-idiopathic-chylothorax-in-cats
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Stephen L Stockdale, Krista M Gazzola, Jennifer B Strouse, Bryden J Stanley, Joe G Hauptman, Michael B Mison
OBJECTIVE To compare duration of surgery, recurrence rate, and survival time between cats with idiopathic chylothorax treated with thoracic duct ligation (TDL) plus subphrenic pericardiectomy (SPC) and those treated with TDL, SPC, and cisterna chyli ablation (CCA). DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 22 client-owned cats surgically treated for idiopathic chylothorax from 2009 through 2014. PROCEDURES Patient and surgery data were collected from the medical records. Recurrence of chylothorax and survival time were assessed by medical record review and client interview...
April 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587815/pleural-effusion-from-intrathoracic-migration-of-a-ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt-catheter-pediatric-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Federica Porcaro, Emidio Procaccini, Maria Giovanna Paglietti, Alessandra Schiavino, Francesca Petreschi, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is a rare complication of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting and its diagnosis is difficult in patients with neurological and consciousness impairment. CASE REPORT: Herein we report the case of a child affected by Pfeiffer syndrome and hydrocephalus, shunted at the age of 3 months, who developed acute respiratory failure due to a right-sided pleural effusion 2 years later. Plain chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) showed the intrathoracic migration of the right VP shunt abdominal tip...
March 27, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572835/what-happens-to-the-pleural-space-affected-by-malignant-effusion-after-bedside-pleurodesis
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Pedro H X N de Araujo, Ricardo M Terra, Thiago da Silva Santos, Rodrigo C Chate, Antonio F L de Paiva, Paulo M Pêgo-Fernandes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Evaluate radiological characteristics of postpleurodesis pleural space of patients with recurrent malignant pleural effusion(RMPE). METHODS: Prospective cohort study including patients with RPME treated with bedside pleurodesis. We used CT scans to calculate pleural cavity volume immediately before pleurodesis(iCT) and 30 days after(CT30). Radiological evolution was calculated by the difference between pleural volumes on CT30 and iCT(Δvolume)...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572611/usefulness-of-a-pleuroperitoneal-shunt-for-treatment-of-refractory-pleural-effusion-in-a-patient-receiving-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Masato Habuka, Toru Ito, Yuta Yoshizawa, Koji Matsuo, Shuichi Murakami, Daisuke Kondo, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Ichiei Narita
Refractory pleural effusion can be a life-threatening complication in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. We report successful treatment of refractory pleural effusion using a Denver® pleuroperitoneal shunt in one such patient. A 54-year-old Japanese man, who had previously undergone left nephrectomy, was admitted urgently to our department because of a high C-reactive protein (CRP) level, right pleural effusion, and right renal abscess. Because antibiotics proved ineffective and his general state was deteriorating, he underwent emergency insertion of a thoracic drainage tube and nephrectomy, and hemodialysis was started...
March 23, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552766/randomized-controlled-trial-of-endostar-combined-with-cisplatin-pemetrexed-chemotherapy-for-elderly-patients-with-advanced-malignant-pleural-effusion-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Xiao Jie Wang, Kun Miao, Yan Luo, Rui Li, Tao Shou, Ping Wang, Xin Li
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of endostar combined with cisplatin/pemetrexed (CP) chemotherapy for elderly patients with advanced malignant pleural effusion (MPE) of lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: A total of 128 lung adenocarcinoma patients with MPE were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the treatment group were treated with pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 , i.v., d 1, cisplatin intracavitary administration with a total dose of 75 mg/m2 , d 2, 5 and 8, and endostar intracavitary administration 45 mg, d 1, 4 and 7...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548660/severe-interstitial-pneumonia-associated-with-anti-pd-1-immune-checkpoint-antibody-after-talc-slurry-pleurodesis
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Shinya Sakata, Yuichiro Matsuoka, Kenta Kawahara, Yosuke Kakiuchi, Akira Takaki, Akiyuki Hirosue, Ryoji Yoshida, Sho Saeki, Kazuhiko Fujii, Hideki Nakayama
A 70-year-old Japanese man with recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck presented with severe interstitial pneumonia associated with nivolumab, after talc slurry pleurodesis. Following the development of malignant pleural effusion, he underwent chest drainage and was administered intrathoracic talc as a pleurodesis. Two weeks later, we administered nivolumab (3mg/kg) to be repeated every 2 weeks. However, on day 12, chest computed tomography scan demonstrated diffuse non-segmental ground-glass opacity and mild bronchiectasis...
March 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531478/recurrent-pleural-effusion-as-a-result-of-bilateral-renal-artery-stenosis-does-renal-revascularization-help
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Ashraf Abugroun, Marion Gonzalez, Daniel Vilchez
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the leading cause of secondary hypertension. Renal artery stenosis can result in various cardiopulmonary complications mostly through activation of neurohormonal pathways that result in fluid overload and systemic hypertension. We herein describe a 72-year-old man with recurrent rapidly accumulating transudative pleural effusion in a patient with severe bilateral RAS. Patient pleural effusion resolved following stent placement with revascularization of the left renal artery despite absence of improvement of renal function...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
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