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#1
Jan Volmerig, Erich Hecker
Surgery of the trachea is a specialised field in which many disciplines work jointly due to the variety of indications and the extended topography. Not only because of its particular functional importance, but also because of its complex morphology, anatomy and physiology, this organ represents a special therapeutic challenge. A variety of diseases require surgical procedures of the trachea; the therapeutic strategy is influenced both by the disease itself as well as patient-dependent parameters. Regardless of the nature of the underlying disorder, good results require a high level of expertise in airway management, a careful diagnosis and interventional planning as well as an experienced surgical team that masters extended operative techniques...
June 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636425/ats-nhlbi-asthma-copd-overlap-aco-workshop-report
#2
Prescott G Woodruff, Maarten van den Berge, Richard C Boucher, Christopher Brightling, Esteban G Burchard, Stephanie A Christenson, MeiLan K Han, Michael J Holtzman, Monica Kraft, David A Lynch, Fernando D Martinez, Helen K Reddel, Don D Sin, George R Washko, Sally E Wenzel, Antonello Punturieri, Michelle M Freemer, Robert A Wise
Asthma and COPD are highly prevalent chronic obstructive lung diseases with an associated high burden of disease. Asthma, which is often allergic in origin, frequently begins in infancy or childhood with variable airflow obstruction and intermittent wheezing, cough, and dyspnea. Patients with COPD, in contrast, are usually current or former smokers who present after the age of 40 years with symptoms (often persistent), including dyspnea and a productive cough. Based on age and smoking history, it is often easy to distinguish between asthma and COPD...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635683/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-pulmonary-involvement-and-atypical-skin-lesion
#3
Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Cláudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Nathalia Silva Araújo, Anderson F L Castro, Muriel Silva Moura, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, João Antonio S Queiroz, Natanael Barbosa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematodermic malignancy neoplasm with highly aggressive course and poor prognosis. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood.  CASE REPORT Here, we report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented a violaceus skin lesion on the lateral region of the right thigh, weight loss, fever, and lymphadenopathies. Computed tomography (CT) displayed thoracic and abdominal lymph node and alveolar bleeding...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635515/an-effective-treatment-for-heart-failure-caused-by-valvular-heart-diseases-thoracic-sympathetic-block
#4
Dan Li, Wei Liu, Dan Ma, Fengxiang Yun, Shu Li, Fengqi Liu
BACKGROUND: The pilot study is designed to investigate the effect of continuous thoracic sympathetic block (TSB) on cardiac function, reconstruction, and hemodynamic parameters in patients with heart failure resulting from valvular heart disease. METHOD: The cardiac function parameters, including left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricle end-diastole diameter (LVEDD), fractional shortening (FS), and N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), were measured in 19 patients before and after TSB treatment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631302/l-hcy-induced-cathepsin-v-mediates-the-vascular-endothelial-inflammation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia
#5
Yi-Ping Leng, Ye-Shuo Ma, Xiao-Gang Li, Rui-Fang Chen, Ping-Yu Zeng, Xiao-Hui Li, Cheng-Feng Qiu, Ya-Pei Li, Zhen Zhang, Alex F Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation, including the expression of inflammatory cytokines in endothelial cells, plays a critical role in hyperhomocysteinemia-associated vascular diseases. Cathepsin V, specifically expressed in humans, is involved in vascular diseases through its elastolytic and collagenolytic activities. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of cathepsin V on the L-homocysteine (L-Hcy)-induced vascular inflammation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A high methionine diet-induced hyperhomocysteinemic mice model was used to assess the cathepsin V expression and vascular inflammation...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630242/tumour-necrosis-factor-tnf-inhibitor-induced-isolated-pleural-granulomas-a-rare-adverse-effect
#6
Muhammad Sajawal Ali, Rose Franco, Dheeraj Dhotre, Nagarjun Rao
A 53-year-old man with a history of Crohn's disease on infliximab, presented with several weeks of cough and dyspnoea. He had a right-sided pleural effusion, found to be exudative with lymphocytic predominance. He underwent right-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) with biopsies and pleurodesis. Histopathology showed pleural-based non-caseating granulomas with unremarkable lung parenchyma. Cultures were only positive for Propionibacterium acnes 8 months later, he was found to have a left-sided exudative, lymphocytic predominant pleural effusion...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629780/is-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-a-safe-option-for-chronic-dialysis-patients
#7
Giuseppe Gatti, Andrea Perrotti, Antonio Fiore, Eric Bergoend, Sidney Chocron, Jean-Paul Couetil, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
BACKGROUND: The use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting has been proposed for dialysis patients with multivessel coronary artery disease, primarily because of hypothetical long-term survival benefits. AIMS: To investigate the outcome of BITA grafting in dialysis patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of the use of BITA grafting in 105 consecutive patients with end-stage renal failure on chronic dialysis in three European centres with extensive experience in BITA...
June 16, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629121/creating-a-registry-for-patients-with-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#8
Misty D Humphries
The creation of any patient database requires substantial planning. In the case of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a rare disease, the Society for Vascular Surgery has defined reporting standards to serve as an outline for the creation of a patient registry. Prior to undertaking this task, it is critical that designers understand the basics of registry planning and a priori establish plans for data collection and analysis.
June 17, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628646/the-impact-of-glycemic-status-on-radiological-manifestations-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-diabetic-patients
#9
Li-Kuo Huang, Hsueh-Han Wang, Yi-Chun Lai, Shi-Chuan Chang
SETTING: Diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and influence its radiological manifestations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of glycemic status on radiological findings of PTB in diabetic patients. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2015, chest radiographs (CXRs) in consecutive 214 DM patients with culture-proved PTB and 123 available thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans were enrolled. An equal number of non-DM patients with similar demographics was included as the control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
#10
Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626634/an-unusual-late-onset-of-pulmonary-alveolar-microlithiasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Alexandros Stamatopoulos, Davide Patrini, Sofoklis Mitsos, Reena Khiroya, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is an uncommon genetic disorder associated with alveolar cell injury. This injury is caused in most cases by inactivating mutations in SLC34A2 gene, which is responsible for the production of a sodium-dependent phosphate co-transporter. The dysfunction or deficiency of this transporter leads to the aggregation of local phosphate intra-alveolarly and formation of microliths. Most of the patients are asymptomatic at the time of the diagnosis but as the disease progress it leads to fatal respiratory or cardiac failure...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626087/effect-of-obesity-and-underweight-status-on-perioperative-outcomes-of-congenital-heart-operations-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-database
#12
Michael L O'Byrne, Sunghee Kim, Christoph P Hornik, Babatunde A Yerokun, Roland A Matsouaka, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Marshall L Jacobs, Richard A Jonas
Background -Extreme BMI (either very high or very low) has been associated with increased risk of adverse perioperative outcome in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. The effect of body-mass index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes in congenital heart disease patients has not been evaluated. Methods -A multicenter retrospective cohort study was performed studying patients 10-35 years undergoing a congenital heart disease operation in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database between 1/1/2010-12/31/2015...
June 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625642/randomized-phase-ii-trial-of-weekly-dose-intensive-chemotherapy-or-amrubicin-plus-cisplatin-chemotherapy-following-induction-chemoradiotherapy-for-limited-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-jcog1011
#13
Ikuo Sekine, Hideyuki Harada, Noboru Yamamoto, Masashi Wakabayashi, Haruyasu Murakami, Koichi Goto, Naoyuki Nogami, Takashi Seto, Fumihiro Oshita, Hiroaki Okamoto, Hiroshi Tanaka, Tomohide Tamura, Satoshi Ishikura, Yuichiro Ohe
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to select, for a phase III trial, the more promising of weekly-dose intensive chemotherapy or amrubicin+cisplatin chemotherapy as subsequent therapy after induction chemoradiotherapy for previously untreated limited-disease small cell lung cancer (LD-SCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients aged 20-70 years with untreated clinical stage II/III LD-SCLC were eligible. After one cycle of accelerated hyperfractionation thoracic radiotherapy with etoposide plus cisplatin, patients without progression were randomized to either 3 cycles of cisplatin 25mg/m2 (days 1, 8), doxorubicin 40mg/m2 (day 1), etoposide 80mg/m2 (days 1-3), and vincristine 1mg/m2 (day 8) every 2 weeks (CODE) or amrubicin 40mg/m2 (days 1-3) and cisplatin 60mg/m2 (day 1) every 3 weeks (AP)...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625628/which-patients-with-es-sclc-are-most-likely-to-benefit-from-more-aggressive-radiotherapy-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-phase-iii-crest-trial
#14
Ben J Slotman, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Harm van Tinteren, Astrid Keijser, John Praag, Joost Knegjens, Matthew Hatton, Iris van Dam, Annija van der Leest, Bart Reymen, Jos Stigt, Kate Haslett, Devashish Tripathi, Egbert F Smit, Suresh Senan
INTRODUCTION: In ES-SCLC patients with residual intrathoracic disease after first-line chemotherapy, the addition of thoracic radiotherapy reduces the risk of intrathoracic recurrence, and improves 2-year survival. To identify patient subgroups for future trials investigating higher dose (extra)thoracic radiotherapy, we investigated the prognostic importance of number and sites of metastases in patients included in the CREST trial. MATERIALS/ METHODS: Additional data on sites and numbers of metastases were collected from individual records of 260 patients from the top 9 recruiting centers in the randomized CREST trial (53% of 495 study patients), which compared thoracic radiotherapy (TRT) to no TRT in ES-SCLC patients after any response to chemotherapy...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625619/intra-thoracic-chemo-hyperthermia-for-pleural-recurrence-of-thymoma
#15
Jean Michel Maury, Nicolas Girard, Mayeul Tabutin, Renaud Grima, Lara Chalabreysse, Isabelle Pavlakovic, Annie Sayag-Beaujard, Caroline Leroux, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Olivier Glehen, François Tronc
BACKGROUND: Pleural recurrences are a hallmark of thymomas, and represent a challenge for multidisciplinary management. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and the results in terms of morbidity, mortality and survival rates, of Intra-Thoracic Chemo-Hyperthermia (ITCH) for the treatment of pleural recurrences of thymomas. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 19 consecutives patients between 1997 and 2015 treated by surgical cytoreduction (pleurectomy) followed by ITCH with 25mg/m(2) of mitomycin, and 50mg/m(2) of Cisplatin...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625277/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hemoptysis
#16
Harald Ittrich, Maximilian Bockhorn, Hans Klose, Marcel Simon
BACKGROUND: Hemoptysis, i.e., the expectoration of blood from the lower airways, has an annual incidence of approximately 0.1% in ambulatory patients and 0.2% in inpatients. It is a potentially life-threatening medical emergency and carries a high mortality. METHODS: This review article is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. RESULTS: Hemoptysis can be a sign of many different diseases. Its cause remains unknown in about half of all cases...
June 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625166/impact-of-gram-stain-results-on-initial-treatment-selection-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-retrospective-analysis-of-two-treatment-algorithms
#17
Jumpei Yoshimura, Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa, Asako Matsushima, Naoki Nakamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Satoshi Fujimi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common and serious problem in intensive care units (ICUs). Several studies have suggested that the Gram stain of endotracheal aspirates is a useful method for accurately diagnosing VAP. However, the usefulness of the Gram stain in predicting which microorganisms cause VAP has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a Gram stain of endotracheal aspirates could be used to determine appropriate initial antimicrobial therapy for VAP...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624466/resectable-clinical-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-the-optimal-treatment-strategy-an-update-by-the-british-thoracic-society-lung-cancer-specialist-advisory-group
#18
Matthew Evison, Amelia Clive, Lianne Castle, Helen Powell, Rachel Thomas, Robert Buttery, Vidan Masani, Susan Harden, Doug West, Ian Woolhouse
Patients and clinicians are faced with uncertainty on the optimal treatment strategy for potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer where there is clinical evidence of involvement of the ipsilateral mediastinum. Randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses have failed to demonstrate superiority of one bimodality strategy over another (chemotherapy plus surgery versus chemotherapy plus radiotherapy). One trial of trimodality treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery demonstrated an improvement in progression-free, but not overall, survival versus chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624411/incremental-prognostic-utility-of-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#19
Alaa Alashi, Amgad Mentias, Amjad Abdallah, Ke Feng, A Marc Gillinov, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Douglas R Johnston, Lars G Svensson, Zoran B Popovic, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the prognostic utility of left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) in asymptomatic patients with ≥III+ aortic regurgitation (AR), an indexed LV end-systolic dimension of <2.5 cm/m(2), and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). BACKGROUND: Management of asymptomatic patients with severe chronic AR and preserved LVEF is challenging and is typically based on LV dimensions. METHODS: We studied 1,063 such patients (53 ± 16 years; 77% men) seen between 2003 and 2010 (excluding those with symptoms, obstructive coronary artery disease, acute AR/dissection, aortic/mitral stenosis, more than moderate mitral regurgitation, and previous cardiac surgery)...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622886/five-year-outcomes-of-an-oropharynx-directed-treatment-approach-for-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
#20
Kenneth Shung Hu, Waleed Fouad Mourad, Mauricio E Gamez, Wilson Lin, Adam Saul Jacobson, Mark Stephen Persky, Mark L Urken, Bruce E Culliney, Zujun Li, Theresa Nguyen Tran, Stimson Pryor Schantz, Juskaran Chadha, Louis Benjamin Harrison
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCHNUP) is commonly treated with comprehensive radiation to the laryngopharynx and bilateral necks. In 1998, we established a departmental policy to treat SCCHNUP with radiation directed to the oropharynx and bilateral neck. METHODS: From 1998-2011, 60 patients were treated - N1: 18%, N2: 75% and N3: 7%. 82% underwent neck dissection. 55% received IMRT and 62% underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. RESULTS: At median follow-up of 54months, 5 patients failed regionally and 4 emerged with a primary (tongue base, hypopharynx and thoracic esophagus)...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
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