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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271728/comparing-approaches-to-the-management-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
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José M Porcel, Macy Mei-Sze Lui, Andrew D Lerner, Helen E Davies, David Feller-Kopman, Y C Gary Lee
Management of symptomatic malignant pleural effusions is becoming more complex due to the range of treatment options, which include therapeutic thoracenteses, thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis, bedside pleurodesis with talc or other sclerosing agents via small-bore chest catheters, indwelling pleural catheters, surgery, or a combination of some of these procedures. Areas covered: Recent advances for the expanding range of treatment options in malignant pleural effusions are summarized, according to the best available evidence...
March 8, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271362/mesothelioid-reaction-following-talc-pleurodesis-a-case-report
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Tatyana Faynberg, Neha Patel, Amrit P Nayar, Alan J Shienbaum
INTRODUCTION: Talc pleurodesis is a well-established procedure performed to obliterate the pleural space to prevent recurrent pleural effusion and/or recurrent pneumothorax. Pleurodesis is commonly accomplished by draining the pleural fluid, if present, followed by either a mechanical procedure, such as abrasion, pleurectomy, or instillation of a chemical irritant into the pleural space, which results in inflammation and fibrosis which obliterates the pleural space. The reported complications of talc pleurodesis are hypoxemia, hypotension, tachycardia, dyspnea, chest pain, and fever...
March 7, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267436/management-of-persistent-air-leaks
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REVIEW
Karen C Dugan, Balaji Laxmanan, Septimiu Murgu, D Kyle Hogarth
Alveolar-pleural fistulas causing persistent air leaks are associated with prolonged hospital stays and high morbidity. Prior guidelines recommend surgical repair as the gold standard for treatment, albeit a solution with limited success. In patients who have recently undergone thoracic surgery or in which surgery would be contraindicated based on severity of illness, there has been a lack of treatment options. This review describes a brief history of treatment guidelines for persistent air leaks. In the past 20 years, newer and less invasive treatment options have been developed...
March 3, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257316/pleural-diseases
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Stefano Gasparini, Martina Bonifazi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Due to the increasing burden of pleural diseases worldwide, a personalized cost-effective management of these conditions is essential to optimize the healthcare sources. The current review is focused on latest evidence in diagnostic work-up and management of pleural diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research highlights the increasing role of thoracic ultrasound in both diagnostic and therapeutic interventions and the potential suitability of cytological sampling from pleural effusions for molecular analysis, essential requirement for a satisfactory test in the era of personalized anticancer therapy...
March 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248571/spontaneous-pneumothoraces-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Nishant Gupta, Elizabeth J Kopras, Elizabeth P Henske, Laura E James, Souheil El-Chemaly, Srihari Veeraraghavan, Matthew G Drake, Francis X McCormack
RATIONALE: Spontaneous pneumothorax is a common complication of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD). The optimal approach to treatment and prevention of BHD-associated spontaneous pneumothorax, and to advising BHD patients regarding risk of pneumothorax associated with air travel is not well established. METHODS: Patients with BHD were recruited from the Rare Lung Diseases Clinic Network and the BHD Foundation, and surveyed about disease manifestations and air travel experiences...
March 1, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241848/yellow-nail-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Stéphane Vignes, Robert Baran
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS; OMIM 153300, ORPHA662) is a very rare disorder that almost always occurs after 50 years of age but a juvenile or familial form has also been observed. YNS is diagnosed based on a triad associating yellow nail discoloration, pulmonary manifestations (chronic cough, bronchiectasia, pleural effusion) and lower limb lymphedema. Chronic sinusitis is frequently associated with the triad. YNS etiology remains unknown but a role of lymphatic impairment is usually evoked. YNS is more frequently isolated but may be associated in rare cases with autoimmune diseases, other clinical manifestations implicating lymphatic functions or cancer and, hence, is also considered a paraneoplastic syndrome...
February 27, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236589/radiofrequency-ablation-of-pulmonary-tumors-near-the-diaphragm
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T Iguchi, T Hiraki, H Gobara, H Fujiwara, J Sakurai, Y Matsui, T Mitsuhashi, S Toyooka, S Kanazawa
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of lung tumors located near the diaphragm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 26 patients (15 men, 11 women; mean age, 61.5 years±13.0 [SD]) with a total of 29 lung tumors near the diaphragm (i.e., distance<10mm) were included. Mean tumor diameter was 11.0mm±5.3 (SD) (range, 2-23mm). Efficacy of RFA, number of adverse events and number of adverse events with a grade≥3, based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4...
February 21, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216863/efficacy-and-safety-of-povidone-iodine-pleurodesis-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Hadi Kahrom, Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Asgari, Mahdi Kahrom
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is determined by the detection of malignant cells in pleural fluid or pleural tissue. Neoplasm of lung, breast, ovary and lymphoma are the causes of more than 75% of MPE. Pleurodesis is a usual technique in the management of MPE to achieve a symphysis between two layers of the pleura, and various chemical agents have been used in an attempt to produce pleurodesis. With regard to complications and limitations of these sclerosing agents, efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine have been investigated in this study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215672/study-of-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-membranes-for-pleurodesis
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Ke-Cheng Chen, Min-Shu Hsieh, Yun-Ru Li, Yong-Chong Lin, Hong-Shiee Lai, Ming-Jium Shieh, Jin-Shing Chen, Tai-Horng Young
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Pleurodesis with biomaterial membrane is an emerging treatment method for pneumothorax. However, the ideal one for the common disease is still under debate. METHODS: We investigate the Poly-ε-caprolactone (PCL) membrane pleurodesis by using New Zealand White rabbits, which was sacrificed for examination one month later. Moreover, inflammation and fibrosis scoring were done under microscopic evaluation, as well as Western blot analysis in vitro and in vivo...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180108/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-after-viscum-album-pleurodesis-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Dongsub Noh, Joon Suk Park, Doo Yun Lee
A 52-year-old male patient who underwent multiple wedge resections experienced postoperative acute respiratory distress syndrome in both lungs after Viscum album pleurodesis. Despite initial rapid deterioration in clinical condition and rapid progression of bilateral lung infiltration, he exhibited a relatively smooth clinical recovery with marked response to glucocorticoid treatment. Our case report suggests that care must be taken to guard against the development of acute respiratory complications in the use of Viscum album for pleurodesis...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168984/pleurectomy-versus-pleural-abrasion-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-children
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Shahrzad Joharifard, Brian A Coakley, Sonia A Butterworth
PURPOSE: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) represents a common indication for urgent surgical intervention in children. First episodes are often managed with thoracostomy tube, whereas recurrent episodes typically prompt surgery involving apical bleb resection and pleurodesis, either via pleurectomy or pleural abrasion. The purpose of this study was to assess whether pleurectomy or pleural abrasion was associated with lower postoperative recurrence. METHODS: The records of patients undergoing surgery for PSP between February 2005 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156621/comparison-of-two-indwelling-pleural-catheter-types-for-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Sushilkumar Satish Gupta, Abhinav Binod Chandra
205 Background: Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) placement is an alternative to chemical pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion (MPE), a complication of advanced cancer. In 1997 an IPC was approved which uses vacuum bottles (VB) for drainage (PleurX, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ), and later another IPC system, which employs a manually operated vacuum pump (VP) for drainage (Aspira, Bard Access Systems, Salt Lake City, UT). Most studies comparing IPC versus chemical pleurodesis used the VB IPC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125148/use-of-indwelling-pleural-catheters-for-the-definitive-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Fernando Conrado Abrão, Igor Renato Louro Bruno de Abreu, Maria Gabriela Cavalcanti, José Franklin Soares Pompa-Filho
Objective: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of the use of indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs) in patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE). Methods: We prospectively collected data from patients with MPE undergoing IPC placement between January of 2014 and July of 2015. All patients submitted to IPC placement had a life expectancy > 30 days, in accordance with the MPE treatment guidelines established by the British Thoracic Society. The data collected included gender, age, body mass index, primary cancer site, duration of IPC drainage, IPC-related complications, length of hospital stay, pleural effusion recurrence, and occurrence of spontaneous pleurodesis...
January 23, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110329/lung-nodule-with-increasing-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-lung-carcinoma-and-talc-pleurodesis-evaluated-by-ebus-tbna-on-site-assessment
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Elizabeth M Kurian
BACKGROUND: Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an indicator of potential malignancy or infection. Patients with a history of talc pleurodesis can develop pleural or lung parenchymal nodules/talcomas. In these patients, talc-associated (non-malignancy-related) FDG uptake may occur over years. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old female presented with a past medical history significant for resected non-small-cell lung cancer and was treated with chemotherapy/radiation...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099064/surgical-intervention-for-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-pediatric-population-when-and-why
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Fanny Yeung, Patrick H Y Chung, Esther L Y Hung, Chi Sum Yuen, Paul K H Tam, Kenneth K Y Wong
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous pneumothorax in pediatric patients is relatively uncommon. The management strategy varies in different centers due to dearth of evidence-based pediatric guidelines. In this study, we reviewed our experience of thoracoscopic management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) in children and identified risk factors associated with postoperative air leakage and recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of pediatric patients who had PSP and underwent surgical management in our institution between April 2008 and March 2015...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096830/is-it-possible-to-standardize-the-treatment-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-part-2-surgical-methods-of-treatment
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Wojciech Rokicki, Marek Rokicki, Jacek Wojtacha, Marek Filipowski, Agata Dżejlili, Damian Czyżewski
The present report provides a detailed description of the surgical methods for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) treatment, from open surgery (thoracotomy) to minimally invasive procedures (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery - VATS). It describes the methods of preventing pneumothorax recurrence, including partial or complete resection of the parietal pleura and chemical pleurodesis with VATS. The pros and cons of each method are presented. The paper also discusses new techniques for diagnosing pneumothorax, such as fluorescein-enhanced autofluorescence thoracoscopy (FEAT) and infrared thoracoscopy...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096829/is-it-possible-to-standardize-the-treatment-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-part-1-etiology-symptoms-diagnostics-minimally-invasive-treatment
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Wojciech Rokicki, Marek Rokicki, Jacek Wojtacha, Marek Filipowski, Agata Dżejlili, Damian Czyżewski
The authors of this report present the history of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) treatment, its etiology, clinical symptoms, and diagnostic methodology. Further, they discuss minimally invasive methods of treating PSP such as thoracentesis and chemical pleurodesis. They discuss the pros and cons of each method, emphasizing that, according to the international recommendations, they should be used as the first line of treatment for PSP.
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069787/bilateral-indwelling-pleural-catheter-for-hepatic-hydrothorax
#18
Rossella D'Amato, Luisa E Eiroa González, Ana Isabel Hernández Méndez
A 68-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension was admitted due to ascites. Bilateral severe hepatic hydrothorax did not resolve despite sodium restriction, and diuretic treatment, requiring repeated thoracentesis for relief of dyspnoea. Curative options, as transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and liver transplantation were both contraindicated. An attempt of pleurodesis was ineffective. Bilateral insertion of tunnelled pleural catheter allowed symptom control and home discharge...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066665/pleural-tenting-as-an-effective-adjunct-in-patients-with-pneumothorax-secondary-to-emphysema-evaluated-with-computed-tomography-scan
#19
Chao-Chun Chang, Ying-Yuan Chen, Jia-Ming Chang, Yau-Lin Tseng, Chia-Ying Lin, Ming-Tsung Chuang, Yi-Ting Yen
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of thoracoscopic blebectomy and pleurodesis for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is often attenuated by diffuse emphysematous parenchyma. In this study, we reviewed our surgical results of pleural tenting and its association with preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) in patients with SSP. METHODS: From September 2005 to December 2014, there were 96 surgeries on 84 patients with SSP due to pulmonary emphysema. The data was collected on age, sex, smoking status, preoperative chest CT scan image, surgical procedure, blood loss, operative time, duration of tube thoracostomy, and hospital stay...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064267/chemical-pleurodesis-with-oxytetracycline-in-congenital-chylothorax
#20
Alpana Utture, Vinayak Kodur, Jayashree Mondkar
BACKGROUND: Congenital chylothorax is an accumulation of chyle in the pleural space that may present in neonatal period with respiratory distress. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: A 34-week preterm who presented with massive congenital chylothorax complicated with hydrops fetalis. OUTCOME: The neonate was treated successfully by pleurodesis with Oxytetracycline. MESSAGE: Pleurodesis with oxytetracycline seems to be effective in treatment of congenital chylothorax...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
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