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Uremic pleurisy

Sara Colella, Federica Fioretti, Chiara Massaccesi, Gian L Primomo, Gianluca Panella, Vittorio D'Emilio, Riccardo Pela
INTRODUCTION: Although pleural effusion (PE) can be caused by several pathologies like congestive heart failure, infections, malignancies, and pulmonary embolism, it is also a common finding in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Diagnostic thoracentesis is of limited value in the differential diagnosis, and the role of more invasive investigations like medical thoracoscopy (MT) is still unclear. AIM: To evaluate the usefulness of MT in unexplained PE in CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the electronic database of our Institution, we retrospectively searched for patients with CKD who underwent MT for unexplained PE between January 2008 and August 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Hamdy Mahmoud, Azza Mahmoud, Ismail Mobarak, Ali Hassan
Pleural Disease PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: To find out the clinical presentation, causes and outcomes of pleural complications in CKD and ESRD patients receiving haemodialysis.METHODS: One hundred thirty patients with CKD and ESRD receiving haemodialysis were included in this study. The following parameters were analyzed: Patients demographic data, causes, location, CBC, ESR ,serum albumin, sputum profile, chest X ray and USG findings and pleural fluid analysis...
October 1, 2014: Chest
M Iyoda, Y Ajiro, K Sato, A Kuroki, T Shibata, K Kitazawa, T Sugisaki
We report the case of a patient with uremic pleuropericarditis who showed a marked improvement following corticosteroid therapy. A 66-year-old man who had been on hemodialysis therapy for 13 years was admitted to our hospital presenting with increases in bilateral pleural effusions and pericardial effusion. Repeated thoracentesis showed hemorrhagic and exudative findings. Pleural and pericardial fluid cytologic examination, bacterial culture and acid-fast staining showed negative findings. Despite the administration of antibiotics and antituberculosis drugs, low-grade fever continued and C-reactive protein level remained high...
April 2006: Clinical Nephrology
Bernard Duysinx, Delphine Nguyen, Renaud Louis, Didier Cataldo, Tarik Belhocine, Pierre Bartsch, Thierry Bury
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To study the ability of positron emission tomography (PET) using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) to distinguish between benign and malignant disease in exudative pleural effusions and pleural thickening. DESIGN: Prospective study of 98 consecutive patients presenting with either pleural thickening or an exudative pleural effusion. SETTING: Department of pulmonary medicine of a university hospital. METHODS: FDG-PET was performed on each subject before invasive procedures were used to determine the etiologic diagnosis...
February 2004: Chest
J Bouguila, F Limam, M Le Bourgeois, T Kwon, N Biebuyck, V Marchac, J De Blic, P Scheinmann
A 22-month-old infant developed purulent pleurisy caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and a hemolytic uremic syndrome. The diagnosis was suggested by the classical triad: hemolytic anemia, renal failure and thrombocytemia confirmed by renal biopsy which demonstrated extensive cortical necrosis. Renal involvement was severe, justifying an indication for renal transplantation.
September 2003: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
C Yoshii, S Morita, M Tokunaga, K Yatera, T Hayashi, T Imanaga, K Segawa, K Y Wang, M Kido
A 61-year-old man was started on hemodialysis in June 1998. Just after the commencement of dialysis, a chest X-ray film revealed bilateral pleural effusions. The effusions were hemorrhagic and exudative, and did not respond to dialysis. He was transferred to our university hospital on October 8,1998. Repeated thoracentesis demonstrated hemorrhagic and exudative characteristics without any diagnostic evidence. Pleural biopsies showed fibrosis and lymphocyte infiltration. The effusions were massive and did not respond to treatments including hemodialysis, repeatedly performed pleurodesis and the administration of antituberculous drugs...
July 2001: Internal Medicine
H Gonda, Y Noda, T Ohishi, M Suzuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1997: Ryōikibetsu Shōkōgun Shirīzu
L E Mattison, L Coppage, D F Alderman, J O Herlong, S A Sahn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and causes of pleural effusions in patients admitted to a medical ICU (MICU). DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: MICU in a tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred consecutive patients admitted to the MICU at the Medical University of South Carolina whose length of stay exceeded 24 h had chest radiographs reviewed daily and chest sonograms performed within 10 h of their latest chest radiograph...
April 1997: Chest
J Joseph, C Strange, S A Sahn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, cause, and characteristics of pleural effusions in hospitalized patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). DESIGN: Retrospective. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 222 patients with AIDS hospitalized between January 1986 and January 1992 at the Medical University of South Carolina hospitals. RESULTS: Pleural effusions occurred in 59 patients for an overall incidence of 27%...
June 1, 1993: Annals of Internal Medicine
C S Chiang, C D Chiang, J W Lin, P L Huang, J J Chu
We evaluated soluble interleukin-2 receptors (sIL-2R), neopterin and adenosine deaminase (ADA) in pleural effusions from 93 patients with tuberculosis, malignancies, uremia, pneumonia and other kinds of pleurisy. There were significantly elevated ADA (102.7 +/- 47 U/l) and sIL-2R (8,238 +/- 4,117 U/ml) values in tuberculous (TB) pleural fluids as compared with other non-TB pleural fluids (p < 0.005). The neopterin levels in pleural fluid were significantly lower in the cancer group (17.3 +/- 7.8 nmol/l; p < 0...
1994: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
M J Jarratt, S A Sahn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, causes, and clinical features of pleural effusions in hospitalized patients receiving long-term hemodialysis. DESIGN: Retrospective. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred patients receiving hemodialysis for at least 3 months with pleural effusion hospitalized at the Medical University of South Carolina hospitals. RESULTS: The incidence of pleural effusions in hospitalized patients receiving long-term hemodialysis was 21%...
August 1995: Chest
R Rodelas, T A Rakowski, W P Argy, G E Schreiner
Fibrosing pleuritis with pulmonary restriction occurred in a well-dialyzed patient. Surgical decortication produced clinical improvement.
June 20, 1980: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
K Isoda, Y Hamamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1984: Bulletin of the Osaka Medical School
T A McCabe, T A Rakowski, W P Argy, M J Reilly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1982: Archives of Internal Medicine
B D Nidus, R Matalon, D Cantacuzino, R P Eisinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 1969: New England Journal of Medicine
J A Utting, D R Shreeve
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 1973: British Medical Journal (1857-1980)
J F Maher
Pleural abnormalities of uremia have been recognized for many years but have been given little attention despite their high incidence. Mechanisms underlying pleural effusion relate to filtration forces across subpleural capillaries and lymphatic absorption, either of which can be abnormal in patients with renal failure. Uremic patients have increased susceptibility to many causes of pleural exudate. In addition, a specific uremic pleuritis has been characterized as necrotizing fibrinous sterile exudate that is often hemorrhagic...
July 1987: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
L Gilbert, S Ribot, H Frankel, M Jacobs, B J Mankowitz
Fibrosing uremic pleuritis is a newly recognized late complication of uremia. Extreme incarceration of the lining and chest wall can occur with disabling restriction of pulmonary function. Decortication of the chest wall and the lung can be carried out safely with minimal bleeding and restoration of pulmonary function.
January 1975: Chest
A Siciński
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1975: Kardiologia Polska
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