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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864300/oral-and-gastrointestinal-symptomatic-metastases-as-initial-presentation-of-lung-cancer
#2
Jenifer Jeba, Selvamani Backianathan, Gunadala Ishitha, Ashish Singh
Metastasis to the tongue, duodenum or pancreas from primary lung cancer is uncommon. Primary lung cancer presenting with symptoms related to metastases at these sites, at initial presentation is extremely rare. We report a 45-year-old man with disseminated lung malignancy who presented with dyspepsia, melena, symptoms due to anaemia and swelling in the tongue. Oral examination revealed a hard submucosal anterior tongue lesion. Biopsies from the tongue lesion and the duodenal ulcer seen on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were suggestive of metastasis from lung primary...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790115/diagnosis-of-jejunal-metastases-from-lung-cancer-using-capsule-endoscopy
#3
Charlotte Leduc, Nathalie Prim, Bertrand Mennecier, Michel Delvaux, Afshin Gangi, Elisabeth Quoix
Gastrointestinal metastases from lung cancer are rare and usually asymptomatic. We report a case of small bowel metastases from primary lung cancer revealed by abdominal pain and severe recurrent anaemia. The diagnosis was obtained with capsule endoscopy. This non-invasive procedure thus represents a valuable method contributing to a rapid and detailed diagnosis while reducing underdiagnosis, and it should thus be considered for lung cancer patients complaining of abdominal symptoms, which may indeed be related to gastrointestinal metastases...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773666/added-value-of-combined-endobronchial-and-oesophageal-endosonography-for-mediastinal-nodal-staging-in-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniël A Korevaar, Laurence M Crombag, Jérémie F Cohen, René Spijker, Patrick M Bossuyt, Jouke T Annema
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend endosonography with fine-needle aspiration for mediastinal nodal staging in non-small-cell lung cancer, but most do not specify whether this should be through endobronchial endoscopy (EBUS), oesophageal endoscopy (EUS), or both. We assessed the added value and diagnostic accuracy of the combined use of EBUS and EUS. METHODS: For this systematic review and random effects meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, BIOSIS Previews, and Web of Science, without language restrictions, for studies published between Jan 1, 2000, and Feb 25, 2016...
October 20, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748327/pediatric-gastrointestinal-sarcoidosis-successful-treatment-with-infliximab
#5
Laila Alawdah, Ahmad Nahari, Dayel Alshahrani, Musa Fagih, Shahid Ghazi, Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini
Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis is a rare disease with very limited data in children. Here we report the first pediatric case of successful treatment with infliximab. The first case was an 8-year-old Saudi girl who presented with fever, weight loss, and abdominal pain that was followed in a few months with hematemesis and development of hepatosplenomegaly. The second case was a 9-year-old Sudanese boy who manifested with vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. On upper endoscopy, both cases demonstrated severe erosive nodular gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721663/primary-esophageal-intramural-squamous-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-a-submucosal-tumor-a-rare-presentation-of-a-common-disease
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Nikhil Sonthalia, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Vinay B Pawar, Suhas Udgirkar, Pravin M Rathi
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the commonest primary malignant esophageal tumor, which typically presents as endoscopically visible surface mucosal ulcerations, irregularities, or polyploidal masses. We here report a rare case of primary ESCC with completely intramural growth under a normal looking intact nondysplastic surface squamous epithelium disguising as a submucosal tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy-guided mucosal biopsy was negative for malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) revealed a heteroechoic solid mass originating from the muscularis propria of the distal esophagus...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713201/-fatal-respiratory-failure-developed-during-chemotherapy-for-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-that-occurred-late-after-lung-transplantation
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Akihiko Kitahara, Seijiro Sato, Terumoto Koike, Masanori Tsuchida
We report here a case of fatal respiratory failure developed during chemotherapy for diffuse large B cell lymphoma that occurred late after lung transplantation. 25-year- old man underwent lung transplantation from brain death donor for respiratory failure due to interstitial pneumonia at the age of 16 years old. Two years after transplantation, his respiratory function decreased gradually. Chronic lung allograft dysfunction including bronchiolitis obliterans( BOS) and restrictive allograft syndrome was suspected and immunosuppression was enhanced...
October 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696013/ultrasound-findings-of-diffuse-metastasis-of-gastric-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-to-the-thyroid-gland
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Koji Morita, Takahiko Sakamoto, Shuji Ota, Hideo Masugi, Ikumi Chikuta, Yamato Mashimo, Naoki Edo, Takuo Tokairin, Nobuhiko Seki, Toshio Ishikawa
It has been shown that metastases to the thyroid from extrathyroidal malignancies occur as solitary or multiple nodules, or may involve the whole thyroid gland diffusely. However, diffuse metastasis of gastric cancer to the thyroid is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of a 74-year-old woman with diffuse infiltration of gastric adenocarcinoma (signet-ring-cell carcinoma/poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma) cells in the thyroid. The pathological diagnosis was made based on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy and fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688761/transparent-antifouling-material-for-improved-operative-field-visibility-in-endoscopy
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Steffi Sunny, George Cheng, Daniel Daniel, Peter Lo, Sebastian Ochoa, Caitlin Howell, Nicolas Vogel, Adnan Majid, Joanna Aizenberg
Camera-guided instruments, such as endoscopes, have become an essential component of contemporary medicine. The 15-20 million endoscopies performed every year in the United States alone demonstrate the tremendous impact of this technology. However, doctors heavily rely on the visual feedback provided by the endoscope camera, which is routinely compromised when body fluids and fogging occlude the lens, requiring lengthy cleaning procedures that include irrigation, tissue rubbing, suction, and even temporary removal of the endoscope for external cleaning...
September 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651932/trends-and-current-status-of-general-thoracic-surgery-in-japan-revealed-by-review-of-nationwide-databases
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Meinoshin Okumura
Nationwide databases of cases treated for thoracic disease have been established by several academic associations in Japan, which contain information showing trends and current status in regard to surgical treatment. The Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgery (JATS), Japanese Association of Chest Surgery (JACS), Japan Lung Cancer Society (JLCS), Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS), and Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy (JSRE) have maintained databases of lung cancer cases treated in Japan. In 1986, the number of general thoracic surgery cases was 15,544, which increased to 75,306 in 2013...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621869/usefulness-of-conventional-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-staging-and-molecular-characterization-of-pulmonary-neoplasias-by-thin-prep-based-cytology-experience-of-a-single-oncological-institute
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Maria Teresa Ramieri, Ferdinando Marandino, Paolo Visca, Tommaso Salvitti, Enzo Gallo, Beatrice Casini, Francesca Romana Giordano, Claudia Frigieri, Mauro Caterino, Sandro Carlini, Massimo Rinaldi, Anna Ceribelli, Annarita Pennetti, Pier Luigi Alò, Mirella Marino, Edoardo Pescarmona, Massimo Filippetti
BACKGROUND: Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (c-TBNA) contributed to improve the bronchoscopic examination, allowing to sample lesions located even outside the tracheo-bronchial tree and in the hilo-mediastinal district, both for diagnostic and staging purposes. METHODS: We have evaluated the sensitivity, accuracy, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of the c-TBNA performed during the 2005-2015 period for suspicious lung neoplasia and/or hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy at the Thoracic endoscopy of the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621611/association-between-helicobacter-pylori-seropositivity-and-mild-to-moderate-copd-clinical-implications-in-an-asian-country-with-a-high-prevalence-of-h-pylori
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Ha Youn Lee, Ji Won Kim, Jung Kyu Lee, Eun Young Heo, Hee Soon Chung, Deog Keom Kim
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is a major cause of gastric diseases. The clinical implications of H. pylori infection in various diseases outside the gastrointestinal system have also been reported, including in some respiratory disorders. In this study, we investigated the seroprevalence of H. pylori in patients with mild to moderate COPD in an Asian country with a high prevalence of H. pylori infection. Also, we aimed to elucidate the association between the seroprevalence of H...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598398/bispectral-index-monitoring-reduces-the-dosage-of-propofol-and-adverse-events-in-sedation-for-endobronchial-ultrasound
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Natividad Quesada, Diego Júdez, Javier Martínez Ubieto, Ana Pascual, Enrique Chacón, Francisco De Pablo, Elisa Mincholé, Salvador Bello
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend monitoring the anesthetic depth of sedation during respiratory endoscopy by using clinical scales despite their subjective nature and the potential change in the level of sedation caused by frequent stimulation. Monitoring by means of the bispectral index (BIS) has shown its utility in reducing the use of drugs and their adverse events in general anesthesia, but evidence in prolonged sedation is insufficient. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate BIS in patients undergoing endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446468/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-in-the-head-of-the-pancreas-with-anorexia-and-vomiting-in-a-69-year-old-man-a-case-report
#14
Ding Ding, Xianmin Bu, Feng Tian
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare condition of unclear etiology that is commonly observed in the lung but rarely in the pancreas. WHO classified IMT as a potentially malignant or aggressive tumor. In the present report, the case of a 69-year-old male patient with an IMT in the head of the pancreas, who experienced anorexia, nausea and vomiting, is presented. The patient's clinical symptoms were nonspecific, and the imaging findings revealed a hypovascularized pancreatic mass with stenosis of the descending duodenum...
August 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27408784/bronchiolitis-obliterans-organizing-pneumonia-associated-with-achalasia-a-case-report
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Farhad Malek, Hossein Nobakhat, Hamidreza Hemmati
There is little mention in the literature about achalasia as an etiologic factor of Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). In this study, a case of BOOP, which appeared to be secondary to achalasia is reported. A 35 years old man present with nonproductive cough, chills and fever from two month ago. Due to permanent consolidation in mid zone of right lung and unresponsive to antibiotics, transthoracic needle biopsy was done that showed BOOP. Due to esophageal dilatation in chest computerized tomography (CT) scan, endoscopy and esophagogram was done that showed achalasia...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27329192/surgical-management-of-benign-acquired-tracheoesophageal-fistulas-a-ten-year-experience
#16
Benoit Jacques Bibas, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Helio Minamoto, Leandro Picheth Eloy-Pereira, Mauro Federico L Tamagno, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Paulo Manoel Pêgo-Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Benign tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) are rare, and surgical correction is the ideal method of treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of operative treatment of benign TEFs in patients from a tertiary referral center. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with benign TEFs who were treated between January 2005 and December 2014. Preoperative evaluation included computed tomography of the chest, bronchoscopy, and upper endoscopy...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328637/longitudinal-follow-up-of-chronic-pulmonary-manifestations-in-esophageal-atresia-a-clinical-algorithm-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Virginia Mirra, Marco Maglione, Laida L Di Micco, Silvia Montella, Francesca Santamaria
In the past decades improved surgical techniques and better neonatal supportive care have resulted in reduced mortality of patients with esophageal atresia (EA), with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, and in increased prevalence of long-term complications, especially respiratory manifestations. This integrative review describes the techniques currently used in the pediatric clinical practice for assessing EA-related respiratory disease. We also present a novel algorithm for the evaluation and surveillance of lung disease in EA...
May 29, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27285485/achalasia-and-respiratory-symptoms-effect-of-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy
#18
Ciro Andolfi, Robert T Kavitt, Fernando A M Herbella, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia and regurgitation are considered typical symptoms of achalasia. However, there is mounting evidence that some achalasia patients may also experience respiratory symptoms such as cough, wheezing, and hoarseness. AIMS: The aims of this study were to determine: (1) what percentage of achalasia patients experience respiratory symptoms and (2) the effect of a laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication on the typical and respiratory symptoms of achalasia...
September 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27274897/gastric-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-20-years-after-radical-nephrectomy
#19
Ebru Akay, Mehtap Kala, Hatice Karaman
Renal cell carcinomas account for 2-3% of malignant neoplasms in adults. The lung, soft tissues and bone represent the most frequent sites of distant metastasis in renal cell carcinoma. Gastric metastasis is rare. Our case was a 72-year-old man with complaints of fatigue and loss of appetite. In history, he had unergone radical nephrectomy due to renal cell carcinoma in 1993. A polypoid lesion was observed in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Histopathology of gastric biopsy specimen was reported as renal cell carcinoma...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27271715/-evolution-of-diagnostic-methods-for-cicatrical-tracheal-stenosis-and-tracheomalacia
#20
V D Parshin, I M Koroleva, M A Mishchenko
AIM: To analyze the role of ray functional computerized diagnostic technologies in assessment of the state of tracheal wall in cicatricial stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 45 patients with cicatricial tracheal stenosis during August 2013 -- March 2015. Fibrobronchoscopy, multislice computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and lungs function examination were performed. For the first time dynamic (functional) CT and MRI were included in research algorithm...
2016: Khirurgiia
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