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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221981/chest-computed-tomography-image-for-accurately-predicting-the-optimal-insertion-depth-of-left-sided-double-lumen-tube
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Zhuo Liu, Li Zhao, Qianqian Jia, Xiaochun Yang, Shu Juan Liang, Wensheng He
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of measuring the distance between the vocal cord and carina using chest computer tomography (CT) as a guide for the intubation of a left-sided double-lumen tube (LDLT). DESIGN: Single-center, prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Local hospital in China. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty adult patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring an LDLT for one lung ventilation were enrolled in this study...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221343/adult-onset-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-sternum
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Yi-Jhih Huang, Kuan-Hsun Lin, Tai-Kuang Chao, Tsai-Wang Huang, Hsu-Kai Huang
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease with uncertain etiology that is more prevalent in children. LCH typically invades skeletal systems, but in rare cases, it has been reported in the ribs or sternum. Optimal treatment choices for single-site, skeletal LCH are still undefined. We report a case of adult-onset LCH of the sternum. The range of surrounding soft tissue invasion was confirmed by three-dimensional fusion and reconstruction of chest computed tomography and magnetic resonance images...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221277/worse-survival-after-curative-resection-in-patients-with-pathological-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-adjoining-pulmonary-cavity-formation
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Hiroyuki Kimura, Hisashi Saji, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hiroki Sakai, Masataka Tsuda, Yoichi Wakiyama, Hideki Marushima, Koji Kojima, Haruhiko Nakamura
Background: A few investigators have suggested an association between lung cancer and pulmonary cavity. However, this clinical association and its carcinogenic correlations are not well recognized. This study aimed to clarify the clinical features and to demonstrate the associated survival outcomes after curative surgery in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) adjoining pulmonary cavity formation. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 275 patients with pathological stage I NSCLC by re-evaluating their chest computed tomography images...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221270/analysis-of-the-clinical-differentiation-of-pulmonary-sclerosing-pneumocytoma-and-lung-cancer
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Jun Zhu
Background: Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) is a rare benign lung tumor. This study investigated the diagnostic experience of PSP and lung cancer. Methods: This study is a retrospective study. We observed the locations of lung lesions, imaging form and clinical symptoms, and recorded the surgical complications through comparing patients with PSP and lung cancer. Results: From December 2012 to February 2017, 187 PSP cases and 197 lung cancer cases were collected...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220357/difference-of-the-progression-of-pulmonary-cysts-assessed-by-computed-tomography-among-copd-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-and-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Kazunori Tobino, Toyohiro Hirai, Takeshi Johkoh, Kiminori Fujimoto, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Tomiyama, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Many groups developed the methods to quantitatively analyze low attenuation area (LAA) on chest CT in patients with cystic lung diseases. Especially in COPD, it was reported that the cumulative size distribution of LAA clusters follows a power law characterized by the exponent D, which reflect the fractal dimension of terminal airspace geometry. We hypoyhesized that the quantitative charateristics of LAA clusters including fractal property might indicate the different features of the progression of cysts in cystic lung diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220208/changing-utilization-of-noninvasive-diagnostic-imaging-over-2-decades-an-examination-family-focused-analysis-of-medicare-claims-using-the-neiman-imaging-types-of-service-categorization-system
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David A Rosman, Richard Duszak, Wenyi Wang, Danny R Hughes, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to use a new modality and body region categorization system to assess changing utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in the Medicare fee-for-service population over a recent 20-year period (1994-2013). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services billed between 1994 and 2013 were identified using Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary master files. Billed codes for diagnostic imaging were classified using the Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) coding system by both modality and body region...
December 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218817/impact-of-a-shared-decision-making-intervention-on-healthcare-utilization-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-chest-pain-choice-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Jason T Schaffer, Erik P Hess, Judd E Hollander, Jeffrey A Kline, Carlos A Torres, Deborah B Diercks, Russell Jones, Kelly P Owen, Zachary F Meisel, Michel Demers, Annie Leblanc, Jonathan Inselman, Jeph Herrin, Victor M Montori, Nilay D Shah
BACKGROUND: Patients at low risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are frequently admitted for observation and cardiac testing, resulting in substantial burden and cost to the patient and the healthcare system. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to measure the effect of the Chest Pain Choice decision aid (CPC) on overall healthcare utilization as well as utilization of specific services both during the index emergency department visit and in the subsequent 45 days...
December 8, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218363/chest-computed-tomography-angiography-in-children-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo
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Nathan C Hull, Gary R Schooler, Larry A Binkovitz, Eric E Williamson, Phillip A Araoz, Lifeng Yu, Philip M Young
Performing chest CT angiography on pediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be challenging. Successfully performing CT angiography in these children requires substantial communication and coordination between the radiologists and clinical care providers. Additionally, the radiologist must understand the child's anatomy and disease pathophysiology, flow dynamics of the ECMO circuit, image acquisition timing, contrast injection site, and volume, rate and duration of contrast administration...
December 7, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217342/cinematic-rendering-of-cardiac-ct-volumetric-data-principles-and-initial-observations
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Steven P Rowe, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
BACKGROUND: Cinematic rendering (CR) a new method of 3D computed tomography (CT) volumetric visualization that produces photorealistic images. As with traditional 3D visualization methods, CR may prove to be of value in providing important information when evaluating regions of complex anatomy such as the heart. METHODS: The gated, IV contrast-enhanced chest CT angiogram data from three recent patients were evaluated with CR. Image comparision demonstrates the difference between CR and traditional volume rendering (VR), owing to a more complex lighting model that enhances surface detail and produces realistic shadows to add depth to 3D visualizations...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215416/cardiac-fibroma-an-uncommon-cause-of-a-fixed-defect-on-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Sarah Pittman, Pooja Sethi, Robert R Flavell, Miguel Hernandez Pampaloni
A 66-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of coronary artery disease. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) was performed, and showed a medium-sized, severe fixed perfusion defect in the inferior and inferolateral wall from apex to midcavity. On review of prior imaging, it was noted that the patient had an incidental finding of an intramural cardiac mass on chest CT performed 8 years prior. Subsequent cardiac MRI showed findings consistent with a cardiac fibroma in the left ventricle, at the location of the perfusion defect on MPI...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212975/-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-complicated-with-drug-induced-vasculitis-during-administration-of-pegfilgrastim
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Yuta Ito, Kentaro Noda, Keisuke Aiba, Shingo Yano, Tsunehiro Fujii
A 59-year-old female with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CHOP) regimen. In addition, we administered pegfilgrastim for treating chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia. She complained of fever and neck and chest pain a few days after pegfilgrastim administration during the third and fourth courses of R-CHOP. Radiological imaging revealed an inflammation of large vessels, which led to the diagnosis of drug-associated vasculitis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211358/chest-hrct-findings-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Agata Sebastian, Maria Misterska-Skóra, Jurand Silicki, Maciej Sebastian, Piotr Wiland
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary manifestations (PMs) in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) are among the most frequent extraglandular complications, with reported prevalence varying widely (9-75%), depending on the methods of detection. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of PMs in pSS and to determine the factors predisposing to the occurrence of this complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 68 patients with pSS...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210092/comparison-of-digital-and-film-chest-radiography-for-detection-and-medical-surveillance-of-silicosis-in-a-setting-with-a-high-burden-of-tuberculosis
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Alfred Franzblau, Jim teWaterNaude, Ananda Sen, Hannah d'Arcy, Jacqueline S Smilg, Khanyakude S Mashao, Cristopher A Meyer, James E Lockey, Rodney I Ehrlich
BACKGROUND: Continuing use of analog film and digital chest radiography for screening and surveillance for pneumoconiosis and tuberculosis in lower and middle income countries raises questions of equivalence of disease detection. This study compared analog to digital images for intra-rater agreement across formats and prevalence of changes related to silicosis and tuberculosis among South African gold miners using the International Labour Organization classification system. METHODS: Miners with diverse radiological presentations of silicosis and tuberculosis were recruited...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209777/effects-of-aortic-tortuosity-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-parameters-derived-from-gated-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-normal-myocardial-perfusion
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Satoshi Kurisu, Kazuhiro Nitta, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Ken Ishibashi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
Aortic tortuosity is often found on chest radiograph, especially in aged patients. We tested the hypothesis that aortic tortuosity was associated with LV diastolic parameters derived from gated SPECT in patients with normal myocardial perfusion. One-hundred and twenty-two patients with preserved LV ejection fraction and normal myocardial perfusion were enrolled. Descending aortic deviation was defined as the horizontal distance from the left line of the aortic knob to the most prominent left line of the descending aorta...
December 5, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208249/aortic-aneurysm-in-takayasu-arteritis
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Kun-Qi Yang, Xu Meng, Ying Zhang, Peng Fan, Lin-Ping Wang, Hui-Min Zhang, Hai-Ying Wu, Xiong-Jing Jiang, Jun Cai, Xian-Liang Zhou, Ru-Tai Hui, De-Yu Zheng, Li-Sheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Aortic aneurysm (AA) is a severe complication of Takayasu arteritis (TA). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, clinical and imaging features, management and long-term outcomes of AA in patients with TA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of TA patients with AA admitted to Fuwai Hospital from 1996-2015. Baseline clinical data and follow-up data of TA patients with AA were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-nine (4...
December 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206596/value-of-a-computer-aided-detection-system-based-on-chest-tomosynthesis-imaging-for-the-detection-of-pulmonary-nodules
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Yoshitake Yamada, Eisuke Shiomi, Masahiro Hashimoto, Takayuki Abe, Masaki Matsusako, Yukihisa Saida, Kenji Ogawa
Purpose To assess the value of a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the detection of pulmonary nodules on chest tomosynthesis images. Materials and Methods Fifty patients with and 50 without pulmonary nodules underwent both chest tomosynthesis and multidetector computed tomography (CT) on the same day. Fifteen observers (five interns and residents, five chest radiologists, and five abdominal radiologists) independently evaluated tomosynthesis images of 100 patients for the presence of pulmonary nodules in a blinded and randomized manner, first without CAD, then with the inclusion of CAD marks...
December 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205428/power-doppler-ultrasonography-and-shear-wave-elastography-as-complementary-imaging-methods-for-suspected-local-breast-cancer-recurrence
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Rodrigo Menezes Jales, Maira Teixeira Dória, Kátia Piton Serra, Mila Meneguelli Miranda, Carlos Alberto Menossi, Klaus Schumacher, Luis Otávio Sarian
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively investigate the diagnostic accuracy and clinical consequences of power Doppler morphologic criteria and shear wave elastography (SWE) as complementary imaging methods for evaluation of suspected local breast cancer recurrence in the ipsilateral breast or chest wall. METHODS: Thirty-two breast masses with a suspicion of local breast cancer recurrence on B-mode ultrasonography underwent complementary power Doppler and SWE evaluations. Power Doppler morphologic criteria were classified as avascular, hypovascular, or hypervascular...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203574/blunt-chest-trauma-a-clinical-chameleon
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REVIEW
Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Anton Sabashnikov, Mohamed Zeriouh, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Alexander C Bunck, Navid Mader, Thorsten Wahlers
The incidence of blunt chest trauma (BCT) is greater than 15% of all trauma admissions to the emergency departments worldwide and is the second leading cause of death after head injury in motor vehicle accidents. The mortality due to BCT is inhomogeneously described ranging from 9% to 60%. BCT is commonly caused by a sudden high-speed deceleration trauma to the anterior chest, leading to a compression of the thorax. All thoracic structures might be injured as a result of the trauma. Complex cardiac arrhythmia, heart murmurs, hypotension, angina-like chest pain, respiratory insufficiency or distention of the jugular veins may indicate potential cardiac injury...
December 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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