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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639114/imaging-guided-chest-biopsies-techniques-and-clinical-results
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REVIEW
Michele Anzidei, Andrea Porfiri, Fabrizio Andrani, Michele Di Martino, Luca Saba, Carlo Catalano, Mario Bezzi
BACKGROUND: This article aims to comprehensively describe indications, contraindications, technical aspects, diagnostic accuracy and complications of percutaneous lung biopsy. METHODS: Imaging-guided biopsy currently represents one of the predominant methods for obtaining tissue specimens in patients with lung nodules; in many cases treatment protocols are based on histological information; thus, biopsy is frequently performed, when technically feasible, or in case other techniques (such as bronchoscopy with lavage) are inconclusive...
June 21, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628189/-a-statement-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-pulmonary-circulation-on-screening-for-cteph-patients-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Michał Ciurzyński, Marcin Kurzyna, Grzegorz Kopeć, Piotr Błaszczak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karol Kamiński, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Ewa Mroczek, Andrzej Biederman, Piotr Pruszczyk, Adam Torbicki
Both pharmacological and invasive treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is now available in Poland and the awareness of the disease among physicians is growing. Thus, the Polish Cardiac Society's Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation in cooperation with independent experts in this field, have launched the statement on algorithm to guide a CTEPH diagnosis in patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism (APE). In Poland, every year this disease affects about 250 patients. CTEPH should be suspected in individuals after APE with dyspnea, despite at least 3 months period of effective anticoagulation, particularly when specified risk factors are present...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580827/therapeutic-management-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M Van Der Pol, Francis Couturaud, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially fatal manifestation of venous thromboembolism. Prompt anticoagulant treatment is crucial for PE patients, which can decrease morbidity and mortality. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of the therapeutic management of PE. It guides physicians to the most appropriate treatment and selects patients for early discharge or home treatment. Areas covered: Here, we review the current treatments of acute PE according to contemporary risk stratification strategies, highlighting each step of PE therapeutic management...
June 8, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557899/prognosis-and-monitoring-of-vte
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Mouhib Naddour, Mehboob Kalani, Yousef Hattab, Viral Gandhi, Anil C Singh, Omer Bajwa
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can present in a variety of different clinical settings and in a diverse, comorbid patient population, both of which will guide the clinician toward the appropriate therapeutic response. Patients who present with pulmonary embolism are at risk for hemodynamic instability, recurrence of VTE, cardiac comorbidities, and increased risk of overall mortality. Prognostication models have been clinically validated for risk stratification and prediction of mortality. Similar to pulmonary embolism, patients with deep vein thrombosis carry a higher risk of VTE recurrence and cardiac comorbidities...
July 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557892/diagnostic-considerations-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease
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Sulaiman Alhassan, Jennifer Leap, Anand Popuri, Suman Yadam, Anil C Singh, Marvin Balaan
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The clinical presentation of VTE is nonspecific and requires confirmatory testing. The most common diagnostic tool for DVT is duplex ultrasonography since it is a noninvasive test with high accuracy. Contrast venography is considered the gold standard modality to diagnose DVT, but it is an invasive test. Magnetic resonance venography and computed tomography venography are alternative diagnostic methods for DVT, which can be helpful in certain circumstances...
July 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457630/non-invasive-thrombolysis-using-microtripsy-in-a-porcine-deep-vein-thrombosis-model
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Xi Zhang, Jonathan J Macoskey, Kimberly Ives, Gabe E Owens, Hitinder S Gurm, Jiaqi Shi, Matthew Pizzuto, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu
Histotripsy is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that uses ultrasound generated from outside the body to create controlled cavitation in targeted tissue, and fractionates it into acellular debris. We have developed a new histotripsy approach, termed microtripsy, to improve targeting accuracy and to avoid collateral tissue damage. This in vivo study evaluates the safety and efficacy of microtripsy for non-invasive thrombolysis in a porcine deep vein thrombosis model. Acute thrombi were formed in left femoral veins of pigs (∼35 kg) by occluding the vessel using two balloon catheters and infusing with thrombin...
July 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447414/review-of-d-dimer-testing-good-bad-and-ugly
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REVIEW
L-A Linkins, S Takach Lapner
D-dimer assays are commonly used in clinical practice to exclude a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. More recently, they have been also been used to guide patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) when faced with the decision to continue or stop anticoagulation after initial treatment is complete. D-dimer assays vary widely with respect to the antibody used, method of capture, instrumentation required, and calibration standard. These differences have an important influence on the operating characteristics of the assays...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417266/guided-longer-pulses-from-a-diagnostic-ultrasound-and-intraclot-microbubble-enhanced-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-vivo
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Shunji Gao, Qiong Zhu, Xiaoxiao Dong, Zhong Chen, Zheng Liu, Feng Xie
The mechanism of ultrasound thrombolysis (UT) is generally attributed to cavitation. The insufficiency of microbubbles (MB) to serve as cavitation nuclei in the vessel-obstructing thrombi significantly reduces the effectiveness of UT. Taking advantage of the widely performed catheter-directed therapy (CDT), in a thrombo-embolized rabbit IVC model with a simultaneous catheter directed rt-PA thrombolysis procedure, guided moderate mechanical index longer pulses from a modified diagnostic ultrasound transducer, combined with an intraclot infusion of MB, significantly accelerated the thrombolysis process...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347676/treating-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-oral-therapies
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REVIEW
Shaji K Kumar, Ravi Vij, Stephen J Noga, Deborah Berg, Lonnie Brent, Lawrence Dollar, Ajai Chari
Recent advances have highlighted the importance of long-term, continuous treatment in multiple myeloma (MM) to improve survival. However, treatment burden continues to negatively impact the real-world duration of MM therapy, and strategies to limit the adverse impact of treatment on patient quality of life are therefore particularly important. Oral MM therapies include the immunomodulatory drugs lenalidomide, thalidomide, and pomalidomide; the alkylating agents melphalan and cyclophosphamide; the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat; the corticosteroids prednisone and dexamethasone; and the proteasome inhibitor ixazomib...
May 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314711/validating-the-herdoo2-rule-to-guide-treatment-duration-for-women-with-unprovoked-venous-thrombosis-multinational-prospective-cohort-management-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marc A Rodger, Gregoire Le Gal, David R Anderson, Jeannot Schmidt, Gilles Pernod, Susan R Kahn, Marc Righini, Patrick Mismetti, Clive Kearon, Guy Meyer, Antoine Elias, Tim Ramsay, Thomas L Ortel, Menno V Huisman, Michael J Kovacs
Objective To prospectively validate the HERDOO2 rule (Hyperpigmentation, Edema, or Redness in either leg; D-dimer level ≥250 μg/L; Obesity with body mass index ≥30; or Older age, ≥65 years), which states that women with none or one of the criteria can safely discontinue anticoagulants after short term treatment.Design Prospective cohort management study.Setting 44 secondary or tertiary care centres in seven countries.Participants Of 3155 consecutive eligible participants with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE, proximal leg deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) who completed 5-12 months of short term anticoagulant treatment, 370 declined to participate, leaving 2785 enrolled participants...
March 17, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277229/intraventricular-air-embolism-complicating-computed-tomography-guided-pulmonary-aspiration-biopsy
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Agustin Dietrich, Analía Vargas, David E Smith, Alberto Domenech
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265126/achieving-multidisciplinary-collaboration-for-the-creation-of-a-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-creating-a-team-of-rivals
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REVIEW
Christopher Kabrhel
Pulmonary embolism response teams (PERTs) have recently been developed to streamline care for patients with life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE). PERTs are unique among rapid response teams, in that they bring together a multidisciplinary team of specialists to care for a single disease for which there are novel treatments but few comparative data to guide treatment. The PERT model describes a process that includes activation of the team; real-time, multidisciplinary consultation; communication of treatment recommendations; mobilization of resources; and collection of research data...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263791/accuracy-of-point-of-care-focused-echocardiography-in-predicting-outcome-of-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Po-Yang Tsou, Jeantte Kurbedin, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Eric H Chou, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Matthew Chien-Hung Lee, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
OBJECTIVE: We aim to summarize current evidence on the value of point-of-care (POC) focused echocardiography in the assessment of short-term survival in patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched from inception to July 2016 for eligible studies that evaluated the utility of POC echocardiography in patients with cardiac arrest. Modified QUADAS was used to appraise the quality of included studies. A random-effect bivariate model and a hierarchical summary receiving operating curve were used to summarize the performance characteristics of focused echocardiography...
March 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259825/soft-tissue-neoplasms-causing-apparent-venous-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Aleem K Mirza, Ian J Barrett, Animesh Rathore, Bassem T Elhassan, Peter S Rose, Thomas Shives, Thomas C Bower
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) usually results from compression of the subclavian vein classically as a result of narrowing of the costoclavicular space. We report 2 rare cases of soft tissue neoplasms resulting in apparent vTOS. The first case is a 46-year-old female with a 2-year history of intermittent unilateral shoulder pain, who was initially diagnosed with intervertebral disk herniation. Cervical fusion was performed; however, her symptoms progressed and she additionally developed paresthesias and venous congestion...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258976/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia
#15
Shi-Min Yuan
Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) is a rare but fatal disease, usually having an onset from the first few hours to days after birth. Inconsistent nomenclatures were used for CPL in the past decades. Patients often present with intractable respiratory failure, hydrops fetalis and even sudden death. The etiologies of CPL remain unclear. Previous hypotheses suggested that CPL might be caused by conditions preventing normal regression of the lymphatics after the 18th-20th week of gestation. Up-to-date biological studies on lymphatic development, lymphatic valve formation and occurrence of hydrops fetalis revealed possible causative relations with mutations of genes of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), RAS/MAPK, PI3K/AKT and NF-κB signaling pathways...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251012/ectopic-thyroid-tissue-in-the-mediastinum-characterized-by-histology-and-functional-imaging-with-i-123-spect-ct
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Jed Hummel, Jason Wachsmann, Kelley Carrick, Orhan K Oz, Dana Mathews, Fangyu Peng
Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare entity and when discovered it is typically along the pathway of embryologic migration of the thyroid. We present a case of incidental finding of ectopic thyroid tissue within mediastinum in a 61-year-old female patient with a history of total thyroidectomy for thyroiditis and nodules. The patient presented to emergency room with cough and right chest pain and underwent a chest computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) to exclude pulmonary embolism as part of chest pain workup. One right paratracheal mediastinal soft tissue nodule was visualized on the images of CTA...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250929/ambiguous-presentation-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-associated-rasmussen-aneurysm
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Hsin-Wei Chiu, Shu-Hung Kuo, Ruay-Sheng Lai, Ming-Ting Wu, Hsiu-Fu Wu
A 77-year-old man with a progressively dry cough (two months duration) was admitted with hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed left lingular lobe consolidation and one thick-walled cavity lesion over the left lower lobe, which was accompanied by satellite micro-nodules in a tree-in-bud pattern. CT-guided biopsy confirmed mycobacterial infection, and subsequent culture yielded Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Unremitting hemoptysis was present despite treatment (14 days) with ethambutol, rifampin, clarithromycin, and streptomycin...
May 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247199/cost-effectiveness-of-genotype-guided-warfarin-dosing-in-patients-with-mechanical-heart-valve-replacement-under-the-fee-for-service-system
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Dong-Jin Kim, Ho-Sook Kim, Minkyung Oh, Eun-Young Kim, Jae-Gook Shin
BACKGROUND: Although studies assessing the cost effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing for the management of atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism have been reported, no publications have addressed genotype-guided warfarin therapy in mechanical heart valve replacement (MHVR) patients or genotype-guided warfarin therapy under the fee-for-service (FFS) insurance system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing in patients with MHVR under the FFS system from the Korea healthcare sector perspective...
February 28, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216527/usefulness-of-intraoperative-cone-beam-ct-images-on-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Harutaka Hisano, Tohru Sakuragi, Yoshinobu Kakiuchi, Satoshi Takita, Yuuji Takeda, Shigeki Morita, Hiroyuki Irie
For the resection of pulmonary ground glass opacity (GGO) or non-palpable nodule on video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), preoperative computed tomography (CT)-guided VATS marker pricking is usually performed. Recently, air embolisms after VATS marker pricking have been reported to be serious problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of intraoperative cone beam CT images on VATS to avoid preoperative VATS marker pricking. The CT number of the both GGO and nodule indicate the range from -200 to -800 HU in general...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197281/prediction-of-symptomatic-embolism-in-filipinos-with-infective-endocarditis-using-the-embolic-risk-french-calculator
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Jaime Alfonso M Aherrera, Maria Teresa B Abola, Maria Margarita O Balabagno, Lauro L Abrahan, Jose Donato A Magno, Paul Ferdinand M Reganit, Felix Eduardo R Punzalan
BACKGROUND: Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was considered high in the development of this tool. Knowledge of this risk applied in our local setting is important to guide clinicians in preventing such catastrophic complications...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
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