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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623539/pneumothorax-after-transbronchial-biopsy-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-lessons-from-the-multicenter-comet-trial
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Jonathan A Galli, Nicholas L Panetta, Nathaniel Gaeckle, Fernando J Martinez, Bethany Moore, Thomas Moore, Anthony Courey, Kevin Flaherty, Gerard J Criner
PURPOSE: Some patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease (ILD) undergo bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy (TBB) as part of their diagnostic evaluation. It is unclear what the incidence and risk factors for pneumothorax (PTX) following TBB are in this patient population. METHODS: Ninety-seven subjects with pulmonary fibrosis who underwent a research bronchoscopy with TBB as part of the multicenter correlating outcomes with biochemical markers to estimate time-progression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (COMET) trial were retrospectively reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616240/metastatic-pancreatic-carcinoma-masquerading-as-cystic-lung-disease-a-rare-presentation
#2
Emily Stern, Taha Huseini, YiJin Kuok, Fiona Lake
This 52-year-old male ex-smoker presented with a six-month history of progressive breathlessness and weight loss. He deteriorated acutely, and was admitted with severe type 1 respiratory failure. Apart from diffuse coarse crackles on chest auscultation, physical examination was unremarkable. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) showed diffuse cystic changes throughout the lungs. A diagnosis of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) was considered. Further workup identified a coincidental pancreatic lesion of uncertain significance, which remained indeterminate on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and on positron emission tomography (PET)...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615307/the-role-of-high-resolution-computed-tomography-in-the-follow-up-of-diffuse-lung-disease-number-2-in-the-series-radiology-edited-by-nicola-sverzellati-and-sujal-desai
#3
Brett M Elicker, Kimberly G Kallianos, Travis S Henry
High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lung is a key component of the multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis in diffuse lung disease (DLD). HRCT also plays an important role in the follow-up of patients with established DLD. In this respect, serial HRCT examinations may provide valuable information that cannot be determined from clinical history and other diagnostic tests, such as pulmonary function tests. Important roles of HRCT in this context include assisting in determining prognosis, monitoring for the efficacy of treatment, detecting progression of disease or complications, and evaluating patients with worsening or acute symptoms...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610889/high-resolution-ct-findings-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-liver-transplant-patients
#4
R Schuhmacher Neto, I L Giacomelli, C Schuller Nin, J da Silva Moreira, A Comaru Pasqualotto, E Marchiori, K Loureiro Irion, B Hochhegger
AIM: To assess the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in liver transplant patients diagnosed with pulmonary Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The HRCT findings from 19 patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis infection after liver transplantation were reviewed. The patients included were 12 men and seven women, age range 23-65 years; mean age 57 years. The diagnosis was established with Mycobacterium tuberculosis detection in bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum, or biopsy...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604576/diagnosing-large-vestibular-aqueduct-radiological-review-of-high-resolution-ct-versus-high-resolution-volumetric-mri
#5
Nicholas L Deep, Matthew L Carlson, Steven M Weindling, David M Barrs, Colin L W Driscoll, Christine M Lohse, John I Lane, Joseph M Hoxworth
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic yield of high-resolution volumetric T2-weighted MRI (HRT2-MRI) with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) for diagnosis of large vestibular aqueduct (LVA). STUDY DESIGN: Three board-certified neuroradiologists performed an independent, blinded radiological review for diagnosing LVA with 2:1 age-matched controls on patients with both HRCT and HRT2-MRI imaging. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All patients between 2002 and 2016 with hearing loss who underwent both HRCT and HRT2-MRI and were diagnosed with LVA on either modality...
June 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598872/many-faces-of-neurosarcoidosis-from-chronic-meningitis-to-myelopathy
#6
Daan Fritz, Mareye Voortman, Diederik van de Beek, Marjolein Drent, Matthijs C Brouwer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in 5% of patients with sarcoidosis and can be difficult to diagnose. In this review we discuss the most recent advances in our understanding of the disease, describing clinical characteristics, diagnostic process, treatment, and prognosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical presentation is heterogeneous with most patients presenting with cranial nerve palsy, headache, or sensory abnormalities. Patients are classified according to probability of the diagnosis with the Zajicek criteria...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597132/lung-involvement-in-stable-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-diseases-a-rheumatology-perspective
#7
Antonella Riccardi, Rosaria Irace, Ilaria Di Stefano, Michele Iudici, Serena Fasano, Marialuisa Bocchino, Annalisa Capaccio, Alessandro Sanduzzi, Gabriele Valentini
Previous studies of the occurrence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTD) were conducted in patients admitted to Respiratory Medicine Units. The aim of the present prospective study was to investigate lung involvement in UCTD patients admitted to a Rheumatology Unit. Eighty-one consecutive UCTD patients were enrolled in the study. Each patient underwent history and physical examination, routine laboratory investigations, antinuclear antibody (ANA) profiling, B-mode echocardiography, and lung function study according to previously reported methods...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592030/-follicular-bronchiolitis-report-of-3-cases-and-literature-review
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J Dai, H R Cai, Y Li, F Q Meng, J Q Wu
Objective: To improve understanding of the characteristics of follicular bronchiolitis(FB). Methods: The clinical data of 3 patients with FB confirmed by thoracoscopic lung biopsy were retrospectively analyzed. A literature search was performed with "follicular bronchiolitis" as the key word in China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, Wanfang and PubMed, Ovid Database. The time interval was from January 1947 to December 2015. Related articles of FB were retrieved and the clinical, radiographic characteristics and prognosis were analyzed...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588347/glycoprotein-ykl-40-levels-in-plasma-are-associated-with-fibrotic-changes-on-hrct-in-asbestos-exposed-subjects
#9
Tuija Väänänen, Lauri Lehtimäki, Katriina Vuolteenaho, Mari Hämäläinen, Panu Oksa, Tuula Vierikko, Ritva Järvenpää, Jukka Uitti, Hannu Kankaanranta, Eeva Moilanen
YKL-40 is a chitinase-like glycoprotein produced by alternatively activated macrophages that are associated with wound healing and fibrosis. Asbestosis is a chronic asbestos-induced lung disease, in which injury of epithelial cells and activation of alveolar macrophages lead to enhanced collagen production and fibrosis. We studied if YKL-40 is related to inflammation, fibrosis, and/or lung function in subjects exposed to asbestosis. Venous blood samples were collected from 85 men with moderate or heavy occupational asbestos exposure and from 28 healthy, age-matched controls...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586598/an-unusual-pathogen-causing-native-valve-endocarditis
#10
Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil
We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus from the abscess as well as the valve tissue grew Propionibacterium acnes after holding the cultures long. The patient was treated with IV ceftriaxone with good response to therapy. While Propionibacterium acnes is known to cause prosthetic valve infections there are rare case reports with native valves...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585060/rheumatoid-arthritis-related-interstitial-lung-disease-ra-ild-methotrexate-and-the-severity-of-lung-disease-are-associated-to-prognosis
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Jorge Rojas-Serrano, Denisse Herrera-Bringas, Diana I Pérez-Román, Renzo Pérez-Dorame, Heidegger Mateos-Toledo, Mayra Mejía
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manifestation. The worst survival has been associated with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) definitive pattern in high-resolution chest tomography (HRCT) scans. Moreover, the use of methotrexate in RA-ILD is controversial. Our aim was to evaluate prognostic factors including methotrexate in an RA-ILD cohort and their association with survival. RA-ILD patients referred for medical evaluation and treatment at a single center were included...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550666/-the-correlation-study-of-ground-glass-opacity-and-lepidic-growth-pattern-component-in-stage-i-lung-invasive-adenocarcinoma
#12
L Zhang, N Wu, M Li, W Sun, L Lyu, D H Hou, D M Lin
Objective: To investigate the correlation between Ground Glass Opacity (GGO) component proportion and quantitative classification of lepidic growth pattern in pathological stage Ⅰpulmonary adenocarcinoma. Methods: Pathological and HRCT data of 183 stage Ⅰ invasive adenocarcinoma patients from January 2005 to December 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. The proportion of GGO was calculated from diameter and volume.The correlation between GGO component proportion and lepidic growth pattern in pathological were analyzed by Spearman correlation...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544140/investigation-of-bronchiectasis-in-severe-uncontrolled-asthma
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Katerina Dimakou, Anna Gousiou, Michail Toumbis, Maria Kaponi, Serafeim Chrysikos, Loukas Thanos, Christina Triantafillidou
INTRODUCTION: The presence of bronchiectasis in patients with asthma varies in different reports, while a clear etiological relation has not been precisely established. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the presence of bronchiectasis in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma and examine whether they contribute to the severity of asthma. METHODS: Patients with severe asthma were prospectively recruited. HRCT of the chest was performed to identify and grade bronchiectasis using the "Smith" radiology scale...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538782/diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases-differential-diagnosis
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Bruno Guedes Baldi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Olívia Meira Dias, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
Diffuse cystic lung diseases are characterized by cysts in more than one lung lobe, the cysts originating from various mechanisms, including the expansion of the distal airspaces due to airway obstruction, necrosis of the airway walls, and parenchymal destruction. The progression of these diseases is variable. One essential tool in the evaluation of these diseases is HRCT, because it improves the characterization of pulmonary cysts (including their distribution, size, and length) and the evaluation of the regularity of the cyst wall, as well as the identification of associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536221/middle-lobe-syndrome-an-intriguing-presentation-of-tracheobronchial-amyloidosis
#15
Shekhar Kunal, Shashi Dhawan, Arvind Kumar, Ashok Shah
Pulmonary involvement in amyloidosis is a distinct rarity. This clinical entity usually presents as tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA). A 32-year-old, never-smoker man presented with episodic dyspnoea and wheezing along with cough and mucoid sputum. The chest radiograph was suggestive of a middle lobe syndrome (MLS). High-resolution CT (HRCT) of the chest confirmed the presence of MLS. In addition, HRCT showed circumferential thickening of the trachea and the main bronchi, with thickening of the posterior membranous wall of trachea...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534271/optic-disc-granuloma-with-epididymitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#16
Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Sowkath Ali, Jyotirmay Biswas
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (TB) share epidemiological, immunological, and molecular features common to both, and often, it becomes difficult to differentiate them especially in a highly TB-endemic country like India. We report a case of optic disc granuloma along with epididymitis and infertility in a male who showed a response to treatment with anti-tuberculosis therapy and steroids. RESULTS: A 35-year-old Indian male who presented with complaints of blurring vision in the right eye for 6 months and treated elsewhere with two intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF was found to have optic disc granuloma in the right eye...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514950/lung-function-imaging-methods-in-cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Magdalena Kołodziej, Michael J de Veer, Marian Cholewa, Gary F Egan, Bruce R Thompson
Monitoring of pulmonary physiology is fundamental to the clinical management of patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The current standard clinical practise uses spirometry to assess lung function which delivers a clinically relevant functional readout of total lung function, however does not supply any visible or localised information. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) is a well-established current 'gold standard' method for monitoring lung anatomical changes in Cystic Fibrosis patients. HRCT provides excellent morphological information, however, the X-ray radiation dose can become significant if multiple scans are required to monitor chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis...
May 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508494/high-dose-prednisolone-after-intravenous-methylprednisolone-improves-prognosis-of-acute-exacerbation-in-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
#18
Toru Arai, Kazunobu Tachibana, Chikatoshi Sugimoto, Yasushi Inoue, Sayoko Tokura, Tomohisa Okuma, Masanori Akira, Masanori Kitaichi, Seiji Hayashi, Yoshikazu Inoue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (AE-IPF) is a poor prognostic disorder. AE is also reported to occur in other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). There are limited data available regarding the effectiveness of treatment for AE-IIPs. The objective of this study was to clarify the prognostic impact of the initial dose of prednisolone (PSL) for treating AE-IIPs. METHODS: Eighty-five patients with AE-IIPs, diagnosed according to the criteria of the Japanese Respiratory Society, were enrolled in this study (IPF/non-IPF: 63/22 patients) from 2004 to 2013...
May 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507378/case-series-of-rare-interstitial-lung-disease-ild
#19
Naveed Haroon Rashid, Saba Farooq, Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease where periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-positive eosinophilic material accumulates in the alveoli of the lungs. Here we describe two cases of young males who presented with dynpnoea and weight loss. The HRCT scan of the chest in both cases showed the typical "crazy-paving" pattern and lung biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of PAP. They showed remarkable symptomatic improvement with therapeutic whole lung lavage.
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503304/clinico-pathologic-presentation-of-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-in-egyptian-patients-a-multidisciplinary-study
#20
Dalia Abd El-Kareem, Yosri M Akl, Gina A Nakhla, Ali A Elhindawi, Mahmoud A Eltorky
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a common diffuse parenchymal lung disease in Egypt which can be difficult to recognize due to the dynamic symptoms & associated environmental factors. METHODS: Forty-three Egyptian patients were enrolled in this study, presenting with dyspnea and cough, predominant ground-glass opacity (GGO) in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) where lung biopsy was needed to establish the diagnosis. RESULTS: The age range was 15 to 60 years...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
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