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Olga Kostrzewa, Paweł Kołodziej, Maria Majdan, Robert Zwolak, Anna Górak, Krzysztof Bar
In this article we have presented a case of 31-year-old male with thickening of the skin and tender cord of superficial veins of the penis and laboratory findings of the high titer of PM/Scl-100 antibodies in the serum. The patient was referred to the Rheumatology Department due to suspected systemic sclerosis. The HRCT scan of his lungs revealed fibrous degeneration and ground-glass opacity in the lower lobes. Capillaroscopy showed abnormalities, which were not typical for systemic sclerosis. In Doppler ultrasound examination of penis, superficial dorsal and circumflex veins thrombosis and inflammatory infiltration were observed...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
D Messineo, S Masieri, C Cavaliere
Rhinitis is an underestimated clinical condition, which has a considerable impact on the quality of life of the affected patients. The subject of this review focuses on three fundamental aspects: the development of knowledge concerning anatomic landmarks, the development of radiological imaging technology, and developments that can make a difference in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The anatomical study of paranasal sinuses has been conducted since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Development of radiological equipment from the early 1900s has helped to improve information on the morphology of paranasal sinuses, sufficient to be considered valuable information regarding frontal anatomy and its variability...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Anuradha Singh, Ashu Seith Bhalla, Manisha Jana
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is one of the causes of non-resolving, persistent or recurrent pulmonary infection which, if uncorrected may have deleterious consequences on the lung parenchyma and pulmonary circulation. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is needed for the confirmation, localization and directing management accordingly. CONTENTS: Bronchiectasis is one of the major cause of morbidity worldwide. Chest radiograph is done at the initial suspicion which is supplemented by HRCT to confirm the diagnosis...
January 6, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
D Yao, L Zhang, P L Wu, X L Gu, Y F Chen, L X Wang, X Y Huang
BACKGROUND: The primary pulmonary lymphoma (PPL), with a low incidence, was highly misdiagnosed in clinic. The present study analyzes the clinical features, laboratory and imaging data, pathologic characteristics, and summarizes misdiagnosis reasons of PPL cases, aims to provide a better understanding and increase the accuracy of early diagnosis and minimize the misdiagnosis of PPL. METHODS: The clinical data of 19 cases were collected from the first affiliated hospital of Wenzhou medical university (PRC) from April 2010 to May 2016...
March 12, 2018: BMC Cancer
Z X Yu, L Q Zhong, H M Song, C Y Wang, W Wang, J Li, M S Ma
Objective: To summarize the clinical characteristics and treatment efficacy of the first reported case of a Chinese boy with stimulator of interferon genes (STING) associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI). Methods: Sanger sequencing of the gene TMEM173 was performed based on systemic evaluation and clinical analysis of a highly suspected SAVI child admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital. A literature search (search terms included 'STING''SAVI''autoinflammatory diseases' and 'interferonopathy') was conducted using Chinese literature database, EMBASE and PubMed to include recently published SAVI studies (searched from January 2010 to December 2017)...
March 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Matteo Fermi, Marco Bonali, Livio Presutti, Daniele Marchioni, Alessandra Todeschini, Lukas Aschuetz
OBJECTIVES: To describe facial sinus anatomy from an endoscopic perspective and present a radiologic classification. METHODS: Facial sinus was studied by endoscopy and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan in 39 temporal bones that underwent exclusive transcanal endoscopic approach. A radiomorphologic classification based on the relationship between the facial sinus and the mastoid portion of the facial nerve is created as follows. In type A facial sinus, the pneumatization of the facial sinus did not extend medially or posteriorly to the mastoid portion of the facial nerve...
March 7, 2018: Laryngoscope
Jose A Castro-Rodriguez, Sejal Saglani, Carlos E Rodriguez-Martinez, Maria A Oyarzun, Louis Fleming, Andrew Bush
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to perform a systematic review of all studies with direct measurements of both airway inflammation and remodeling in the subgroup of children with repeated wheezing and/or persistent asthma severe enough to warrant bronchoscopy, to address whether airway inflammation precedes remodeling or is a parallel process, and also to assess the impact of remodeling on lung function. METHODS: Four databases were searched up to June 2017. Two independent reviewers screened the literature and extracted relevant data...
February 22, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Kristoffer Ostridge, Nicholas P Williams, Viktoriya Kim, Stephen Harden, Simon Bourne, Stuart C Clarke, Emmanuel Aris, Sonia Mesia-Vela, Jeanne-Marie Devaster, Andrew Tuck, Anthony Williams, Stephen Wootton, Karl J Staples, Tom M A Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: COPD is a complex, heterogeneous disease characterised by progressive development of airflow limitation. Spirometry provides little information about key aspects of pathology and is poorly related to clinical outcome, so other tools are required to investigate the disease. We sought to explore the relationships between quantitative CT analysis with functional, inflammatory and infective assessments of disease to identify the utility of imaging to stratify disease to better predict outcomes and disease response...
February 20, 2018: Respiratory Research
Meeta Bathla, Hiren Doshi, Atul Kansara
Role of high resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) of temporal bone is established in cases of atticoantral chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) with intracranial complications. Routine use of HRCT in management of patients of atticoantral CSOM without intracranial complications has been an issue of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the routine use of HRCT of temporal bone in such cases. This study was a prospective study done at LG hospital, AMC MET Medical College, Ahmedabad to evaluate and compare the temporal bone findings in HRCT and intraoperative findings in 100 patients with atticoantral CSOM...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Cheng-Wei Li, Ru-Jia Tao, Dan-Feng Zou, Man-Hui Li, Xin Xu, Wei-Jun Cao
OBJECTIVES: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterised by the formation of granulomas within various organs, mainly the lungs. Several studies from different countries have been undertaken to investigate sarcoidosis with extrapulmonary involvement except from China. The objective of this study is to investigate a comparative clinical analysis in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis with and without extrapulmonary involvement from China. METHODS: Data from inpatients diagnosed with sarcoidosis at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital (Shanghai, China) between January 2009 and December 2014 were retrospectively collected and analysed...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
Wan-Hsuan Sun, Chin-Lung Kuo, Tzu-Chin Huang
OBJECTIVE: The feasibility of TEES in dealing with pediatric middle ear disease is still under investigation. The goal of this study was to compare anatomical dimensions of the EAC between children and adults, and to analyze the anatomic applicability of TEES in children. METHODS: Forty pediatric (18 years old and younger) and 20 adult patients who received TB-HRCT to evaluate middle ear conditions were enrolled from December 2010 to December 2015. Dimensions including the diameters of the EAC orifice, isthmus and tympanic membrane annulus, the length of EAC, the height of the middle ear, and the angle between tympanic membrane and EAC axis were determined according to the TB-HRCT data...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Yuhei Ito, Machiko Arita, Shogo Kumagai, Reoto Takei, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Keisuke Nishimura, Takashi Koyama, Hiromasa Tachibana, Tadashi Ishida
Objectives High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) parenchymal patterns have been used to predict prognosis in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the fibrosis score (i.e., the combined extent of reticulation and honeycombing) has been associated with worse survival. This study aimed to identify HRCT patterns and patient characteristics that can predict poor prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis-related ILD (RA-ILD). Methods We retrospectively analysed 65 patients with newly diagnosed RA-ILD from 2007 to 2016 at Kurashiki Central hospital...
February 15, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
Carlos Fernández-Díaz, Javier Loricera, Santos Castañeda, Raquel López-Mejías, Clara Ojeda-García, Alejandro Olivé, Samantha Rodríguez-Muguruza, Patricia E Carreira, Trinidad Pérez-Sandoval, Miriam Retuerto, Evelin C Cervantes-Pérez, Bryan J Flores-Robles, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Ana Urruticoechea, Olga Maíz-Alonso, Luis Arboleya, Gema Bonilla, Íñigo Hernández-Rodríguez, Desirée Palma, Concepción Delgado, Rosa Expósito-Molinero, Ana Ruibal-Escribano, Belén Álvarez-Rodríguez, Juan Blanco-Madrigal, José A Bernal, Paloma Vela-Casasempere, Manuel Rodríguez-Gómez, Concepción Fito, Francisco Ortiz-Sanjuán, Javier Narváez, Manuel Moreno, Mireia López-Corbeto, Natalia Mena-Vázquez, Clara Aguilera-Cros, Susana Romero-Yuste, Sergi Ordóñez, Ignacio Villa-Blanco, M Carmen Gonzélez-Vela, Víctor Mora-Cuesta, Natalia Palmou-Fontana, José L Hernández, Miguel A González-Gay, Ricardo Blanco
OBJECTIVE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the most serious complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the present study, we aimed to assess the efficacy of abatacept (ABA) in patients with ILD associated to RA. METHODS: National multicenter, non-controlled, open-label registry study of RA patients with ILD treated with ABA. RESULTS: 63 patients (36 women) with RA-associated ILD undergoing ABA therapy were studied. The mean ± standard deviation age at the time of the study was 63...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
A M J L van Kroonenburgh, W L van der Meer, R J P Bothof, M van Tilburg, J van Tongeren, A A Postma
Purpose of Review: To give an up-to-date overview of the strengths and weaknesses of current imaging modalities in diagnosis and follow-up of skull base osteomyelitis (SBO). Recent Findings: CT and MRI are both used for anatomical imaging, and nuclear techniques aid in functional process imaging. Hybrid techniques PET-CT and PET-MRI are the newest modalities which combine imaging strengths. Summary: No single modality is able to address the scope of SBO...
2018: Current Radiology Reports
Jianmin Jin, Shuling Li, Wenling Yu, Xiaofang Liu, Yongchang Sun
Background: Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is a risk factor for COPD, but the clinical characteristics and the chest imaging features (emphysema and bronchiectasis) of COPD with previous PTB have not been studied well. Methods: The presence, distribution, and severity of emphysema and bronchiectasis in COPD patients with and without previous PTB were evaluated by high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and compared. Demographic data, respiratory symptoms, lung function, and sputum culture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were also compared between patients with and without previous PTB...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Guillaume Beltramo, Gabriel Thabut, Nicolas Peron, Pascale Nicaise, Aurélie Cazes, Marie-Pierre Debray, Audrey Joannes, Yves Castier, Arnaud A Mailleux, Justine Frija, Pauline Pradère, Aurélien Justet, Raphaël Borie, Marie-Christine Dombret, Camille Taille, Michel Aubier, Bruno Crestani
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies against lung epithelial antigens are often detected in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Anti-Parietal Cell Antibodies (APCA) target the H+/K+ATPase (proton pump). APCA prevalence and lung H+/K+ATPase expression was never studied in IPF patients. METHODS: We retrospectively collected clinical, lung function and imaging data from APCA positive patients (APCA+IPF) and compared them with APCA negative IPF patients matched on the date of diagnostic assessment...
February 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Hanna M Nurmi, Hannu-Pekka Kettunen, Sanna-Katja Suoranta, Minna K Purokivi, Miia S Kärkkäinen, Tuomas A Selander, Riitta L Kaarteenaho
OBJECTIVE: To compare the presence and extent of several high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) observations in different subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis-related interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD) and to examine associations between radiological findings, hospitalization, age, RA duration, pulmonary function tests (PFT) and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HRCTs from 60 RA-ILD patients were independently evaluated and re-categorized into usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), organizing pneumonia (OP), diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) and unclassified subtypes by two radiologists...
January 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Takashi Inomata, Satoshi Konno, Katsura Nagai, Masaru Suzuki, Masaharu Nishimura
Pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection is increasing in prevalence worldwide even in immunocompetent individuals. Despite its variable clinical course, the clinical and immunological factors associated with radiographical severity and progression are not largely unknown. We aimed to study the association between the inflammatory cell and cytokine profiles at the local infected site, and the radiological severity and/or progression of pulmonary MAC infection. In this retrospective cohort study, 22 healthy subjects and 37 consecutive patients who were diagnosed as having pulmonary MAC infection by positive cultures of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids were enrolled...
2018: PloS One
Hideaki Yamakawa, Tamiko Takemura, Tae Iwasawa, Yumie Yamanaka, Satoshi Ikeda, Akimasa Sekine, Hideya Kitamura, Tomohisa Baba, Shinichiro Iso, Koji Okudela, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary emphysema combined with systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs more often in smokers but also in never-smokers. This study aimed to describe a new finding characterized by peculiar emphysematous change with SSc-associated ILD (SSc-ILD). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 21 consecutive patients with SSc-ILD diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy and focused on the radio-pathological correlation of the emphysematous change...
January 30, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Naga V Vemuri, Lakshmi S P Karanam, Venkatesh Manchikanti, Srinivas Dandamudi, Sampath K Puvvada, Vineet K Vemuri
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs due to a defect in the dura and skull base. Trauma remains the most common cause of CSF leak; however, a significant number of cases are iatrogenic, and result from a complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Early diagnosis of CSF leak is of paramount importance to prevent life-threatening complications such as brain abscess and meningitis. Imaging plays a crucial role in the detection and characterization of CSF leaks. Three-dimensional, isotropic, high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) accurately detects the site and size of the bony defect...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
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