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Rebecca Krochmal, Chakravarthy Reddy, Lonny Yarmus, Neeraj R Desai, David Feller-Kopman, Hans J Lee
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) represent advanced stage disease with potentially significant patient discomfort due to dyspnea. Palliative management options include repetitive thoracenteses, placement of a tunneled pleural catheter (TPC), chemical pleurodesis, or some combination of these procedures. The rapid pleurodesis procedure combines thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis and insertion of a TPC at the same time with the goals of reducing both the length of hospitalization and the duration of catheter use...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Nishant Gupta, Dale Langenderfer, Francis X McCormack, Daniel P Schauer, Mark H Eckman
RATIONALE: Patients without a known history of lung disease presenting with a spontaneous pneumothorax are generally diagnosed as primary spontaneous pneumothorax. However, occult diffuse cystic lung diseases such as Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD), lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), and pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (PLCH) can also first present with a spontaneous pneumothorax, and their early identification by high-resolution computed tomographic (HRCT) imaging of chest has implications for subsequent management...
October 13, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Angela Botticella, Gilles Defraene, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Christophe M Deroose, Johan Coolen, Philippe Nafteux, Stephanie Peeters, Umberto Ricardi, Dirk De Ruysscher
BACKGROUND: The gross tumor volume (GTV) definition for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is ill-defined. We therefore investigated which imaging modality is optimal: computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast (IVC), positron emission tomography-CT (PET/CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen consecutive patients with untreated stage I-IV MPM were included. Patients with prior pleurodesis were excluded. CT with IVC, 18FDG-PET/CT and MRI (T2 and contrast-enhanced T1) were obtained...
October 12, 2016: Acta Oncologica
Hitomi Hino, Yuka Suzuki, Eiichi Ishii, Mitsumasa Fukuda
We describe an 11-year-old boy with nemaline myopathy who developed tension pneumothorax while undergoing noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The patient developed a persistent air leak after pleurodesis with minocycline hydrochloride and lowering of the NIPPV inspiratory pressure. He required additional respiratory support without the high airway pressures that may aggravate pneumothorax. We provided adequate respiratory support without increasing the positive airway pressure using biphasic cuirass ventilation (BCV), which moved the patient's chest wall by negative pressure...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Justin M Segraves, Megan M Dulohery
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) occurs most frequently in young, tall, lean, male smokers without any known underlying lung disease. It is an important diagnosis to make promptly in order to prevent progression to obstructive shock. We present a case report of a young, male, former-smoker and polysubstance abuser with no prior lung history that developed acute dyspnea at rest and was found to have a large right pneumothorax on chest x-ray. A pig-tail catheter was utilized, but his course was complicated by a recurrent tension pneumothorax...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
O V Voskresensky, A M Gasanov, E A Tarabrin
AIM: to improve treatment of patients with spontaneous pneumothorax who had not postoperative pulmonary impermeability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 87 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax underwent videothoracoscopy (VTS), lung resection supplemented by pleurodesis (parietal pleurectomy or pleural abrasion). Absence of pulmonary impermeability was observed in 5 (5.7%) patients. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Re-operation was performed in 2 patients (Vanderschuren 2 and 3) namely re-thoracoscopy and thoracotomy with additional ligation of air origins...
2016: Khirurgiia
Adriana Lama, Lucía Ferreiro, María E Toubes, Antonio Golpe, Francisco Gude, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Francisco J González-Barcala, Esther San José, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carlos Rábade, Carlota Rodríguez-García, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: Pseudochylothorax (PCT) (cholesterol pleurisy or chyliform effusion) is a cholesterol-rich pleural effusion (PE) that is commonly associated with chronic inflammatory disorders. Nevertheless, the characteristics of patients with PCT are poorly defined. METHODS: A systematic review was performed across two electronic databases searching for studies reporting clinical findings, PE characteristics, and the most effective treatment of PCT. Case descriptions and retrospective studies were included...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Mazzella, Marina Accardo, Mario Santini
To manage primary spontaneous pneumothorax, we use an alternative technique for bleb resection and we induce pleurodesis with an ultrasonic-driven scalpel. This technique was successfully performed in nine consecutive patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax with small (<20 mm) and limited number of blebs (<2) and without significant underlying lung disease. After identification of air leakage, the jaws of the instrument were clamped onto the bleb and included a margin of normal lung. Power level 3 energy was applied to resect the bleb and to seal the parenchyma...
September 12, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Paweł Nachulewicz, Anna Golonka, Tomasz Żądkowski, Paweł Osemlak, Joanna Nużyńska-Flak, Agnieszka Brodzisz, Elżbieta Pac-Kożuchowska
BACKGROUND: We report a 16-year-old patient with a massive left-sided chylothorax after chemotherapy due to mixed germinal tumor of the testis with massive metastases located in the retroperitoneal space and posterior mediastinum. Chemotherapy resolved the metastases in the mediastinum but evoked a huge pleural effusion in the left pleural cavity, requiring surgical intervention.Left-sided access was used. The 5-mm camera and 3 5-mm working ports were inserted. The parietal pleura was incised and the esophagus located and protected...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Oliver J Bintcliffe, Gary Y C Lee, Najib M Rahman, Nick A Maskell
The evidence base concerning the management of benign pleural effusions has lagged behind that of malignant pleural effusions in which recent randomised trials are now informing current clinical practice and international guidelines.The causes of benign pleural effusions are broad, heterogenous and patients may benefit from individualised management targeted at both treating the underlying disease process and direct management of the fluid. Pleural effusions are very common in a number of non-malignant pathologies, such as decompensated heart failure, and following coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
Kango Nohara, Kazuto Takada, Eiji Kojima, Kiyoko Ninomiya, Shoko Miyamatsu, Takahiro Shimizu, Tsutomu Sakurai, Takaaki Mizuno, Yuuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: The choice of an optimal sclerosant for pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion remains controversial. This retrospective clinical study compared the efficacy and safety of two sclerosants; talc slurry (talc-s) and OK-432. METHODS: We compared the characteristics, 30/90-day success rates, and adverse events in patients with lung adenocarcinoma who underwent pleurodesis by using either OK-432 or talc-s. Propensity score matching was used to compare the two scelrosants...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
Kazuhiro Usui, Shunichi Sugawara, Masaru Nishitsuji, Yuka Fujita, Akira Inoue, Atsuto Mouri, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroshi Sakai, Ichiro Kinoshita, Yoshihito Ohhara, Makoto Maemondo, Hiroshi Kagamu, Koichi Hagiwara, Kunihiko Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Here, a multicenter phase II trial to evaluate bevacizumab in non-squamous non-small cell lung carcinoma patients with MPE was conducted. METHODS: Patients having MPE with no prior treatment and performance status of 0-2 received carboplatin (area under the curve: AUC 6; up to 6 cycles) and pemetrexed (500mg/m(2)) with bevacizumab (15mg/kg) every 3 weeks...
September 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Sezai Cubuk, Maria Elena Cufari
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September 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Manabu Hayama, Shingo Sato, Takayuki Shiroyama, Takuji Nishida, Takashi Nishihara, Norio Okamoto
A 68-year-old woman with interstitial lung disease related to dermatomyositis and systemic scleroderma was admitted to our hospital with fever and dyspnoea. Although the fever was reduced after antibiotic therapy, a left pneumothorax suddenly occurred on day 27 after admission. A continuous air leak persisted despite chest drainage with three tubes and repeated pleurodesis. Chest computed tomography (CT) images showed a cavitary lesion with a pinhole in the left upper division, which was suspected to be the affected lesion with the air leak...
July 2016: Respirology Case Reports
Steve W P Sze, Pak C Ng, Hugh S Lam
Recent reports have advocated treatment of congenital chylothorax with chemical pleurodesis via intrapleural administration of OK-432. Severe complications have not been reported, but recently we have encountered a life-threatening case of massive hemolysis after the procedure. The hemoglobin of the infant decreased from 8.7 to 3.1 g/dl within 48 h, with concomitant severe hyperbilirubinemia (472 μmol/l) requiring exchange transfusion. Frontline neonatologists should be aware of this rare but potentially life-threatening adverse reaction...
August 3, 2016: Neonatology
Masashi Furukawa, Hiroyuki Tao, Toshiki Tanaka, Kazunori Okabe
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax is a relatively rare but well-known complication of thoracic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man underwent right upper and middle bilobectomy and systematic lymph node dissection through a posterolateral thoracotomy for lung cancer. On the second postoperative day, he developed chylothorax that was treated with dietary management and pleurodesis. The discharge diminished and his chest tube was removed on the ninth postoperative day...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Feifei Hou, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo
BACKGROUND: Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is a serious complication of end-stage liver diseases, which is associated with poor survival. There is no consensus regarding the treatment of HH. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of pleurodesis for HH in a systematic review with meta-analysis. METHODS: All relevant papers were searched on the EMBASE and PubMed databases. As for the data from the eligible case reports, the continuous data were expressed as the median (range) and the categorical data were expressed as the frequency (percentage)...
November 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Yasuyuki Mizumori, Yasuharu Nakahara, Tetsuji Kawamura, Shin Sasaki, Hiroaki Tsukamoto, Yoshiro Mochiduki
BACKGROUND: Bronchial occlusion therapy using silicon spigots is effective for intractable pneumothorax. However, sometimes the pneumothorax is refractory to bronchial occlusion because of collateral ventilation. For such difficult pneumothoraces, we attempted an intrabronchial infusion of autologous blood plus thrombin to control collateral ventilation and stop air leaks. METHODS: We performed bronchial occlusions using silicon spigots in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to emphysema and refractory to chest drainage, but which was inoperable owing to each patient's poor surgical candidacy and poor overall health condition...
July 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Susan Walker, Marijana Zubrinic, Christine Massey, Yaron Shargall, Eric Bédard, Gail Darling
BACKGROUND: In a patient population with a limited life expectancy, malignant pleural effusion can significantly impact quality of life (QoL). Different treatment options are available, each with its own effect on QoL. To date, satisfaction with treatment options has not been evaluated. PURPOSE: To evaluate QoL and satisfaction with treatment using patient-reported outcomes for four different treatment strategies. DESIGN: A prospective, cohort study that compared four treatment options: indwelling pleural catheter (IPC); video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and IPC; chest tube and talc slurry; and VATS talc poudrage...
July 2, 2016: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Hisashi Oishi, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Tetsu Sado, Tatsuaki Watanabe, Akira Sakurada, Takashi Kondo, Yoshinori Okada
A 37-year-old woman underwent bilateral lung transplantation for lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Dense pleural adhesions due to past pleurodesis for chylothorax were observed and dissected in both thoracic cavities. The patient developed chylothorax after transplant. Chylothorax in the right thoracic cavity was successfully treated by conventional pleurodesis; however, pleural effusion from the left thoracic cavity was not reduced. According to fluoroscopic images obtained by injecting a contrast medium through the chest tube, the remaining pleural space in the left thoracic cavity was small and localized in the lower region adjacent to the mediastinum...
July 14, 2016: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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