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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303294/-ultrasound-examination-of-the-chest-in-the-hands-of-the-clinical-physician
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Vratislav Sedlák, Vladimír Koblížek, Rastislav Šimek
Implementation of ultrasound into clinical medicine is current trend in many subspecialties of internal medicine. Remarkable development and use of this technology is currently present in intensive care and respiratory medicine. This review summarizes current knowledge and nomenclature of artefacts and findings in clinical chest ultrasound. It describes ultrasound-based approach in a differential diagnostic algorithm of acute severe dyspnoea. Chest ultrasound should be a standard knowledge of chest physician...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297205/cyclophosphamide-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Anne E Holland, Glen P Westall, Nicole Sl Goh, Ian N Glaspole
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of individuals with interstitial lung disease (ILD) have associated connective tissue disease (CTD). The connective tissue disorders most commonly associated with ILD include scleroderma/systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Although many people with CTD-ILD do not develop progressive lung disease, a significant proportion do progress, leading to reduced physical function, decreased quality of life, and death...
January 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239296/ascites-in-an-uncorrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-pulmonary-valve-absence-in-an-adult-patient
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Leonel Avendaño-Perez, Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
This is a case of a 37-year-old woman with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot with the absence of pulmonary valve and history of heart murmur in childhood who did not have a medical approach. At 29 years of age she started with dyspnoea that in the last 7 months progressed to be of small effort and also referred increase of the abdominal perimeter.
December 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223939/-papillary-fibroelastoma-retrospective-analysis-clinical-presentation-and-surgical-results
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Pamela Bobadilla, Carlos Vigliano, Jose H Casabé, Eduardo Guevara, Fabián Salmo, José Abud, Eduardo Dulbecco, Roberto R Favaloro
Papillary ibroelastomas are small benign intracardiac tumors known for their embolic potential. Since the introduction of echocardiography with improved resolution and transesophageal imaging techniques, they are being increasingly detected in clinical practice. In recent series, papillary fibroelastoma is considered the most frequent benign tumor of the heart. Our objective was to analyze characteristics and midterm surgical outcome of histologically-confirmed cases of papillary fibroelastoma. We conducted a retrospective study on patients with cardiac tumors submitted to surgical excision between June 1992 and February 2017...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176333/symptom-cluster-among-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-a-review-of-its-manifestations-and-impacts-on-health-outcomes
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Doris Sau-Fung Yu, Polly Wai-Chi Li, Sherry On-Ki Chong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Assessment of symptom clustering is effective in enhancing care planning for symptom palliation in life-limiting disease. This review was aimed at identifying symptom cluster manifestation among advanced heart failure patients and to investigate the prognostic impact of the identified symptom clusters. RECENT FINDINGS: A systematic search of the literature identified 10 relevant articles. Two approaches were undertaken based on: correlations between symptoms and shared characteristics of patients' symptom profiles, to identify the symptom clusters...
November 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
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/29079705/a-novel-de-novo-dominant-mutation-in-iscu-associated-with-mitochondrial-myopathy
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Andrea Legati, Aurelio Reyes, Camilla Ceccatelli Berti, Oliver Stehling, Silvia Marchet, Costanza Lamperti, Alberto Ferrari, Alan J Robinson, Ulrich Mühlenhoff, Roland Lill, Massimo Zeviani, Paola Goffrini, Daniele Ghezzi
BACKGROUND: Hereditary myopathy with lactic acidosis and myopathy with deficiency of succinate dehydrogenase and aconitase are variants of a recessive disorder characterised by childhood-onset early fatigue, dyspnoea and palpitations on trivial exercise. The disease is non-progressive, but life-threatening episodes of widespread weakness, metabolic acidosis and rhabdomyolysis may occur. So far, this disease has been molecularly defined only in Swedish patients, all homozygous for a deep intronic splicing affecting mutation in ISCU encoding a scaffold protein for the assembly of iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
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/28958031/pathological-lymph-node-involvement-is-not-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer
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Udo Abah, Gianluca Casali, Timothy James Peacock Batchelor, Eveline Internullo, Rakesh Krishnadas, Natasha Joshi, Samson Egbulonu, Frances Warden, Vito Domenico Bruno, Douglas George West
OBJECTIVES: As the practice of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy gains widespread acceptance, the complexity of procedures attempted increases and the stage of tumour that may be safely approached remains controversial. We examined the impact of nodal involvement with respect to perioperative outcomes after VATS lobectomy. METHODS: All patients listed for VATS lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer at our institution from 2012 to 2016 were analysed...
August 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954781/multi-level-differential-network-analysis-of-copd-exacerbations
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Guillaume Noell, Borja G Cosío, Rosa Faner, Eduard Monsó, German Peces-Barba, Alfredo de Diego, Cristobal Esteban, Joaquim Gea, Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Francisco Pozo-Rodriguez, Susana G Kalko, Alvar Agustí
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often suffer episodes of exacerbation (ECOPD) that impact negatively the course of their disease. ECOPD are heterogeneous events of unclear pathobiology and non-specific diagnosis. Network analysis is a novel research approach that can help unravelling complex biological systems. We hypothesised that the comparison of multi-level (i.e., clinical, physiological, biological, imaging and microbiological) correlation networks determined during ECOPD and convalescence can yield novel patho-biologic information...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954766/recent-lessons-learned-in-the-management-of-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Yasuhiro Kondoh, Vincent Cottin, Kevin K Brown
Recognising recent advances, the definition and diagnostic criteria for acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) have been updated by an international working group. The new definition describes any acute, clinically significant respiratory deterioration (both idiopathic and triggered events) characterised by evidence of new widespread alveolar abnormality. The new criteria require a previous or concurrent diagnosis of IPF, an acute worsening or development of dyspnoea typically less than 1 month in duration, chest imaging evidence on computed tomography (CT) of new bilateral ground-glass opacity and/or consolidation superimposed on a background imaging pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia not fully explained by cardiac failure or fluid overload...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946688/role-of-high-resolution-chest-computed-tomography-in-a-child-with-persistent-tachypnoea-and-intercostal-retractions-a-case-report-of-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia
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Mara Lelii, Maria Francesca Patria, Raffaella Pinzani, Rossana Tenconi, Alessandro Mori, Nicola Bonelli, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Chronic interstitial lung diseases in children (chILD) are a heterogeneous group of disorders that can represent a clinical challenge for pediatric pneumologists. Among them, neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI) is a diffuse lung disease prevalent in the first years of life that spontaneously improves over time. The clinical presentation of NEHI is indistinguishable from other interstitial lung diseases, so a correct and non-invasive diagnosis by chest computed tomography (CT) without lung biopsy might not be simple...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855723/interferences-between-breathing-experimental-dyspnoea-and-bodily-self-consciousness
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Etienne Allard, Elisa Canzoneri, Dan Adler, Capucine Morélot-Panzini, Javier Bello-Ruiz, Bruno Herbelin, Olaf Blanke, Thomas Similowski
Dyspnoea, a subjective experience of breathing discomfort, is a most distressing symptom. It implicates complex cortical networks that partially overlap with those underlying bodily self-consciousness, the experience that the body is one's own within a given location (self-identification and self-location, respectively). Breathing as an interoceptive signal contributes to bodily self-consciousness: we predicted that inducing experimental dyspnoea would modify or disrupt this contribution. We also predicted that manipulating bodily self-consciousness with respiratory-visual stimulation would possibly attenuate dyspnoea...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831935/-acute-dyspnoea-during-brachial-plexus-blockade
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E Jennes, P W H E Vriens, J M M Heyligers
A 73-year-old woman was scheduled for brachial shunt surgery. She received regional anaesthesia of the right brachial plexus via a supraclavicular approach. During surgery we noticed acute dyspnoea with a saturation reduction. A postoperative chest X-ray showed a high position of the right diaphragm, which was caused by a phrenic nerve blockade due to the anaesthesia. This completely disappeared within 24 hours.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732832/current-approaches-to-the-management-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Ganesh Raghu, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease associated with dyspnoea, cough and impaired quality of life. Currently, the aims of patient care are to improve outcomes for patients by slowing the progression of the disease, extending life, and improving quality of life. A prompt, accurate diagnosis is important to enable patients to receive treatment early in the course of the disease and to be considered for lung transplantation. Two anti-fibrotic drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, have been shown to reduce decline in lung function in patients with IPF...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713086/intensifying-approach-to-the-therapy-of-patients-with-constellation-of-the-diseases-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-osteoarthritis
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Vyacheslav N Zhdan, Maksim М Potyazhenko, Galina S Khaymenova, Nadezhda N Lyulka, Tatyana V Dubrovinskaya, Igor V Ivanitsky
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of 21st century. About 210 million people all over the world are suffering with COPD, and annually 3 million people die of it. Under the influence of different factors, such as smoking, air prolusion, evaporation of chemicals, poisoning effect of chemical firings, inflammation processes take place in lungs, and if it is prolonged and take place simultaneously with morphological changes in the lungs, it it provide the de4velopment of the systemic inflammation process...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626633/mediastinal-hemangioendothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Davide Patrini, Laura Scolamiero, Reena Khiroya, David Lawrence, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare low-grade vascular neoplasm that can arise in the lung, liver, soft tissues or, less commonly, bone. Due to its low prevalence of less than one in a million and its non-specific clinical features, EHE is often misdiagnosed and managed inappropriately. Here we discuss the case of a 58 year-old gentleman with mediastinal EHE and review existing literature on pulmonary EHE (PEH). CASE HISTORY: A 58 year-old gentleman presented to our outpatient Clinic with chest discomfort and palpitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585351/representation-scaffolds-improve-diagnostic-efficiency-in-medical-students
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Leah T Braun, Jan M Zottmann, Christian Adolf, Christian Lottspeich, Cornelia Then, Stefan Wirth, Martin R Fischer, Ralf Schmidmaier
CONTEXT: Diagnostic efficiency is important in daily clinical practice as doctors have to face problems within a limited time frame. To foster the clinical reasoning of students is a major challenge in medical education research. Little is known about students' diagnostic efficiency. On the basis of current theories, scaffolds for case representation (statement of the case as far as it is summarised in the mind) could be a promising approach to make the diagnostic reasoning of intermediate medical students more efficient...
November 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555461/high-flow-nasal-cannulae-for-respiratory-support-in-adult-intensive-care-patients
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REVIEW
Amanda Corley, Claire M Rickard, Leanne M Aitken, Amy Johnston, Adrian Barnett, John F Fraser, Sharon R Lewis, Andrew F Smith
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannulae (HFNC) deliver high flows of blended humidified air and oxygen via wide-bore nasal cannulae and may be useful in providing respiratory support for adult patients experiencing acute respiratory failure in the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated studies that included participants 16 years of age and older who were admitted to the ICU and required treatment with HFNC. We assessed the safety and efficacy of HFNC compared with comparator interventions in terms of treatment failure, mortality, adverse events, duration of respiratory support, hospital and ICU length of stay, respiratory effects, patient-reported outcomes, and costs of treatment...
May 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314688/nivolumab-treatment-for-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-open-label-multicentre-phase-2-trial
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Toshihiro Kudo, Yasuo Hamamoto, Ken Kato, Takashi Ura, Takashi Kojima, Takahiro Tsushima, Shuichi Hironaka, Hiroki Hara, Taroh Satoh, Satoru Iwasa, Kei Muro, Hirofumi Yasui, Keiko Minashi, Kensei Yamaguchi, Atsushi Ohtsu, Yuichiro Doki, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab is a human monoclonal IgG4 antibody that inhibits programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) expressed on activated T cells. We investigated the safety and activity of nivolumab in patients with treatment-refractory oesophageal cancer. METHODS: We did an open-label, single-arm, multicentre phase 2 study. Eligible patients had advanced squamous-cell carcinoma, adenosquamous-cell carcinoma, or adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus refractory or intolerant to fluoropyrimidine-based, platinum-based, and taxane-based chemotherapy...
May 2017: Lancet Oncology
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