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#1
Vangie Dias da Silva, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mello, Sonia Catarina de Abreu Figueiredo
Objective: To estimate the rates of recurrence, cure, and treatment abandonment in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis treated with a four-drug fixed-dose combination (FDC) regimen, as well as to evaluate possible associated factors. Methods: This was a retrospective observational study involving 208 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis enrolled in the Hospital Tuberculosis Control Program at the Institute for Thoracic Diseases, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538776/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-in-18-patients-during-the-last-12-years
#2
Patrícia Dionísio, Luís Martins, Susana Moreira, Alda Manique, Rita Macedo, Fátima Caeiro, Luísa Boal, Cristina Bárbara
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing factor was identified in most (88.9%) of the 18 patients who presented with SPM during the study period...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489212/impact-of-using-a-local-protocol-in-preoperative-testing-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#3
Mônica Loureiro Santos, Antônio Carlos Iglesias
Objective: to evaluate the impact of the use of a local protocol of preoperative test requests in reducing the number of exams requested and in the occurrence of changes in surgical anesthetic management and perioperative complications. Methods: we conducted a randomized, blinded clinical trial at the Gaffrée and Guinle University Hospital with 405 patients candidates for elective surgery randomly divided into two groups, according to the practice of requesting preoperative exams: a group with non-selectively requested exams and a protocol group with exams requested according to the study protocol...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489208/profile-of-thoracic-trauma-victims-submitted-to-chest-drainage
#4
Cesar Augusto Broska, Adriane Barbosa Botelho, André DE Castro Linhares, Mariana Santos DE-Oliveria, Gabriela Veronese, Carlos Roberto Naufel, Lislaine Cruz Batista, Maria Angélica Kurpel Diogo
Objective: to describe and compare the variables involved in trauma victims undergoing thoracic drainage. Methods: we conducted a retrospective, analytical, descriptive, cross-sectional study, with medical records of patients attended at the Trauma Service of the Curitiba Evangelical University Hospital between February 2011 and January 2014. Results: there were 488 patients undergoing chest drainage, 84.7% men and 15.3% women, with an average age of 38...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489207/conversion-of-plastic-surgery-meeting-abstract-presentations-to-full-manuscripts-a-brazilian-perspective
#5
Rafael Denadai, André Silveira Pinho, Hugo Samartine, Rodrigo Denadai, Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral
Objective: to assess the conversion rate of Plastic Surgery meeting abstract presentations to full manuscript publications and examine factors associated with this conversion. Methods: we assessed the abstracts presented at the 47th and 48th Brazilian Congresses of Plastic Surgery by cross-referencing with multiple databases. We analyzed the Abstracts' characteristics associated with full manuscript publications. Results: of the 200 abstracts presented, 50 abstracts were subsequently published in full, giving the conference a conversion rate of 25%...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488920/two-stage-explantation-of-a-magnetic-lower-esophageal-sphincter-augmentation-device-due-to-esophageal-erosion
#6
Abhishek D Parmar, Robert A Tessler, Howard Y Chang, Jonathan D Svahn
INTRODUCTION: Implanting a magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device (LINX, Torax Medical) has become an increasingly common option in the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. As the enthusiasm for placing this device increases, experience in the management of device-related complications-including erosion-is necessary. METHODS: We report a staged approach to LINX removal in a 64-year-old female with symptoms of odynophagia secondary to partial erosion of a LINX device into the esophagus...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351472/-the-missing-linx-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-operative-techniques-video-for-the-linx-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-procedure
#7
John P Kuckelman, Morgan R Barron, Matthew J Martin
In 2012 the FDA approved a magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) device (LINX, Torax Medical, Inc) for placement around the lower esophageal sphincter as an alternative approach to fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a relatively new procedure and there is not widespread familiarization with the standard indications and techniques of device placement. We present two operative videos to highlight the standard surgical technique and technical points needed for successful LINX placement...
May 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125152/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-in-18-patients-during-the-last-12-years
#8
Patrícia Dionísio, Luís Martins, Susana Moreira, Alda Manique, Rita Macedo, Fátima Caeiro, Luísa Boal, Cristina Bárbara
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing factor was identified in most (88.9%) of the 18 patients who presented with SPM during the study period...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117477/hard-metal-lung-disease-a-case-series
#9
Rafael Futoshi Mizutani, Mário Terra-Filho, Evelise Lima, Carolina Salim Gonçalves Freitas, Rodrigo Caruso Chate, Ronaldo Adib Kairalla, Regiani Carvalho-Oliveira, Ubiratan Paula Santos
Objective: To describe diagnostic and treatment aspects of hard metal lung disease (HMLD) and to review the current literature on the topic. Methods: This was a retrospective study based on the medical records of patients treated at the Occupational Respiratory Diseases Clinic of the Instituto do Coração, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, between 2010 and 2013. Results: Of 320 patients treated during the study period, 5 (1.56%) were diagnosed with HMLD...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117474/the-halo-sign-hrct-findings-in-85-patients
#10
Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves, Edson Marchiori, Klaus Irion, Carlos Schuler Nin, Guilherme Watte, Alessandro Comarú Pasqualotto, Luiz Carlos Severo, Bruno Hochhegger
Objective: The halo sign consists of an area of ground-glass opacity surrounding pulmonary lesions on chest CT scans. We compared immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients in terms of halo sign features and sought to identify those of greatest diagnostic value. Methods: This was a retrospective study of CT scans performed at any of seven centers between January of 2011 and May of 2015. Patients were classified according to their immune status. Two thoracic radiologists reviewed the scans in order to determine the number of lesions, as well as their distribution, size, and contour, together with halo thickness and any other associated findings...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982326/analysis-of-the-revised-trauma-score-rts-in-200-victims-of-different-trauma-mechanisms
#11
Bruno Durante Alvarez, Danilo Mardegam Razente, Daniel Augusto Mauad Lacerda, Nicole Silveira Lother, Luiz Carlos VON-Bahten, Carla Martinez Menini Stahlschmidt
Objective: to analyze the epidemiological profile and mortality associated with the Revised Trauma Score (RTS) in trauma victims treated at a university hospital. Methods: we conducted a descriptive, cross-sectional study of trauma protocols (prospectively collected) from December 2013 to February 2014, including trauma victims admitted in the emergency room of the Cajuru University Hospital. We set up three groups: (G1) penetrating trauma to the abdomen and chest, (G2) blunt trauma to the abdomen and chest, and (G3) traumatic brain injury...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812638/is-there-a-rationale-for-pulmonary-rehabilitation-following-successful-chemotherapy-for-tuberculosis
#12
Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Adrian Rendon, Rosella Centis, Lia D'Ambrosio, Zhenia Fuentes, Carlos Torres-Duque, Fernanda Mello, Margareth Dalcolmo, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Antonio Spanevello, Giovanni Battista Migliori
The role of tuberculosis as a public health care priority and the availability of diagnostic tools to evaluate functional status (spirometry, plethysmography, and DLCO determination), arterial blood gases, capacity to perform exercise, lesions (chest X-ray and CT), and quality of life justify the effort to consider what needs to be done when patients have completed their treatment. To our knowledge, no review has ever evaluated this topic in a comprehensive manner. Our objective was to review the available evidence on this topic and draw conclusions regarding the future role of the "post-tuberculosis treatment" phase, which will potentially affect several million cases every year...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812634/prevalence-of-latent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-prisoners
#13
Pedro Daibert de Navarro, Isabela Neves de Almeida, Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Maria das Graças Ceccato, Mônica Maria Delgado Maciel, Wânia da Silva Carvalho, Silvana Spindola de Miranda
Objective: To determine the prevalence of and the factors associated with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in prisoners in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methods: This was a cross-sectional cohort study conducted in two prisons in Minas Gerais. Tuberculin skin tests were performed in the individuals who agreed to participate in the study. Results: A total of 1,120 individuals were selected for inclusion in this study...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759836/advances-in-lung-ultrasound
#14
Miguel José Francisco, Antonio Rahal, Fabio Augusto Cardillo Vieira, Paulo Savoia Dias da Silva, Marcelo Buarque de Gusmão Funari
Ultrasound examination of the chest has advanced in recent decades. This imaging modality is currently used to diagnose several pathological conditions and provides qualitative and quantitative information. Acoustic barriers represented by the aerated lungs and the bony framework of the chest generate well-described sonographic artifacts that can be used as diagnostic aids. The normal pleural line and A, B, C, E and Z lines (also known as false B lines) are artifacts with specific characteristics. Lung consolidation and pneumothorax sonographic patterns are also well established...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683774/evaluation-of-the-thoracoabdominal-mobility-of-obese-subjects-in-pre-bariatric-surgery
#15
Ana Paula Limongi Richardelli Veloso, Karla Garcez Cusmanich
Background: Obesity can affect the thorax, diaphragm, and alterations in respiratory function even if the lungs are within normality. The respiratory compliance is very reduced by the increase in fat mass. Aim: To evaluate the effect of the physical therapeutic respiratory exercises on the thoracoabdominal mobility of obese individuals in pre-bariatric surgery. Methods: Cross-sectional and descriptive study, which used the cirtometry (axillary, xiphoid and abdominal) to evaluate the mobility of 74 individuals, 27 men and 47 women, in pre-bariatric surgery, assisted by the team EMAD, after eight weeks of physiotherapy, following a protocol of exercises, reevaluating and compared the measures pre and post intervention...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532522/pneumatosis-intestinalis-after-etoposide-based-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-small-cell-lung-cancer-successful-conservative-management-of-a-rare-condition
#16
Luiza Dib Batista Bugiato Faria, Carlos Henrique Dos Anjos, Gustavo Dos Santos Fernandes, Igor Fernando da Silva Carvalho
A 69-year-old male patient, smoker, was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer metastatic to lung, liver and central nervous system. He received chemotherapy with carboplatin AUC 5 on day 1 and etoposide 100mg/m2 on days 1, 2 and 3. During the first cycle, the patient presented with febrile neutropenia and abdominal distension. Chest, abdomen and pelvis computed tomography scan was performed and detected gas dissecting the wall of sigmoid colon extending to the mesosigmoid. Patient had no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and on physical examination he had no peritoneal irritation, tachycardia or hemodynamic instability compatible with perforation or acute abdomen...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508912/newborns-temperature-submitted-to-radiant-heat-and-to-the-top-maternal-device-at-birth
#17
Rosemeire Sartori de Albuquerque, Corintio Mariani, Ana Aparecida Sanches Bersusa, Vanessa Macedo Dias, Maria Izabel Mota da Silva
OBJECTIVE: to compare the axillar temperatures of newborns that are put immediately after birth in skin-to-skin contact under the Top Maternal device, as compared to those in a radiant heat crib. METHODS: comparatives observational study of the case-control type about temperature of 60 babies born at the Obstetric Center and Normal Delivery Center of a public hospital of the municipality of Sao Paulo, being them: 29 receiving assistance in heated crib and 31 in skin-to skin contact, shielded by a cotton tissue placed on mother's thorax, called Top Maternal...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26928611/-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-experience-in-26-patients
#18
Fernando Pineda, Byron Sarango, Loreto Sore, Carlos Deck, Eduardo Turner, Víctor Parra, Emiliano Bórquez, Sergio Bernal, Jorge Silva, Soledad GonzÁlez, Polentzi Uriarte
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is the most common valvular disease. Its surgical indication is undisputed in symptomatic severe AS, however, 30% of patients are at high surgical risk or inoperable. Transcatheter Valve Implantation (TAVI) is an alternative for this group of patients. AIM: To describe the clinical outcomes of TAVI in a group of patients treated at the Instituto Nacional del Tórax, Santiago, Chile. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective study including all patients referred for TAVI due to their high surgical risk or being inoperable...
December 2015: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26095560/laparoscopic-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-vs-laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication-a-matched-pair-analysis-of-100-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jessica L Reynolds, Joerg Zehetner, Phil Wu, Shawn Shah, Nikolai Bildzukewicz, John C Lipham
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) with the LINX device (Torax Medical) has been reported in several short-and long-term studies, rivaling historic results of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF), but with fewer side effects. However, there have been no studies comparing patients with similar disease to validate these results. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 1-year outcomes of patients undergoing MSA and LNF from June 2010 to June 2013...
July 2015: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25877789/endoluminal-perforation-of-a-magnetic-antireflux-device
#20
Margit Bauer, Alexander Meining, Michael Kranzfelder, Alissa Jell, Rebekka Schirren, Dirk Wilhelm, Helmut Friess, Hubertus Feussner
BACKGROUND: The history of surgical antireflux treatment is coined by the search for better alternatives to Nissen fundoplication. Implantable devices are one option, beginning with the "Angelchik" prosthesis 30 years ago. However, this procedure was left soon because of the high rate of foreign body connected problems (migration, perforation). A modern approach is a magnetic sphincter augmentation device (LINX Reflux Management System, Torax Medical, Shoreview, MN, USA), a magnetic chain which is implanted laparoscopically...
December 2015: Surgical Endoscopy
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