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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650562/the-economic-value-of-hybrid-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-with-computed-tomography-imaging-in-pulmonary-embolism-diagnosis
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Lauren K Toney, Richard D Kim, Swetha R Palli
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the potential economic value of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with computed tomography (CT; SPECT/CT) versus CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) planar scintigraphy and V/Q SPECT imaging modalities for diagnosing suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) patients in an emergency setting. METHODS: An Excel-based simulation model was developed to compare SPECT/CT versus the alternate scanning technologies from a payer's perspective...
June 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603413/identifying-the-heterogeneity-of-copd-by-v-p-spect-a-new-tool-for-improving-the-diagnosis-of-parenchymal-defects-and-grading-the-severity-of-small-airways-disease
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M Bajc, Y Chen, J Wang, X Y Li, W M Shen, C Z Wang, H Huang, A Lindqvist, X Y He
INTRODUCTION: Airway obstruction and possible concomitant pulmonary diseases in COPD cannot be identified conventionally with any single diagnostic tool. We aimed to diagnose and grade COPD severity and identify pulmonary comorbidities associated with COPD with ventilation/perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (V/P SPECT) using Technegas as the functional ventilation imaging agent. METHODS: 94 COPD patients (aged 43-86 years, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) stages I-IV) were examined with V/P SPECT and spirometry...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598114/-effects-of-lung-ventilation-perfusion-imaging-examination-on-pregnant-outcomes-of-rabbits
#3
Ze-Ming Zhang, Li-Jun Liu, Lei An, Xue-Qin Zhao, Lu Chen, Wei Yang
OBJECTIVES: To examine the pregnancy outcomes of rabbits being subjected to pulmonary ventilation perfusion imaging examinations. METHODS: Pregnant rabbits were randomly divided into two groups: control group and experimental (lung ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy) group.The pregnancy outcomes were measured using indicators of miscarriage,premature birth,and stillbirth,as well as malformations and developmental abnormalities of offspring over a three-month period...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596273/novel-analysis-of-4dct-imaging-quantifies-progressive-increases-in-anatomic-dead-space-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-mice
#4
Elizabeth H Kim, Melissa Preissner, Richard Carnibella, Chaminda R Samarage, Ellen Bennett, Andreas Fouras, Graeme R Zosky, Heather Dale Jones
PURPOSE: Increased dead space is an important prognostic marker in early acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that correlates with mortality. The cause of increased dead space in ARDS has largely been attributed to increased alveolar dead space due to ventilation/perfusion mismatching and shunt. We sought to determine if anatomic dead space also increases in response to mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Mice received intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline and mechanical ventilation (MV)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584212/variations-of-postresuscitation-lung-function-after-thrombolysis-therapy-in-a-cardiac-arrest-porcine-model-caused-by-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Jun Yang, Lian-Xing Zhao, Chun-Sheng Li, Nan Tong, Hong-Li Xiao, Le An
BACKGROUND: Study of lung function in survivor from cardiac arrest (CA) caused by pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) was rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the variations of postresuscitation lung function after thrombolysis treatment in a CA porcine model caused by PTE. METHODS: After 2 min of untreated CA, pigs of 10-12 weeks with a weight of 30 ± 2 kg (n = 24) were treated with recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (50 mg). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and ventilation were initiated after drug administration...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577109/phosgene-induced-acute-lung-injury-ali-differences-from-chlorine-induced-ali-and-attempts-to-translate-toxicology-to-clinical-medicine
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REVIEW
Wenli Li, Juergen Pauluhn
BACKGROUND: Phosgene (carbonyl dichloride) gas is an indispensable chemical inter-mediate used in numerous industrial processes. There is no clear consensus as to its time- and inhaled-dose-dependent etiopathologies and associated preventive or therapeutic treatment strategies. METHODS: Cardiopulmonary function was examined in rats exposed by inhalation to the alveolar irritant phosgene or to the airway irritant chlorine during and following exposure. Terminal measurements focused on hematology, protein extravasation in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and increased lung weight...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562376/ventilation-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-a-service-evaluation
#7
Amit Parekh, Richard Graham, Stewart Redman
OBJECTIVES: To identify the positive rate and negative predictive value (NPV) of our ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) service as respective markers of overcalling (false positives) and undercalling (false negatives). We also identified the indeterminate rate as an indicator of the technical quality of the scans and reporter confidence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: V/Q SPECT studies carried out over 5 years were classified into positive, negative and indeterminate results...
May 30, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559471/gas-exchange-in-the-prone-posture
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Nicholas J Johnson, Andrew M Luks, Robb W Glenny
The prone posture is known to have numerous effects on gas exchange, both under normal conditions and in patients with ARDS. Clinical studies have consistently demonstrated improvements in oxygenation, and a multi-center randomized trial found that, when implemented within 48 h of moderate-to-severe ARDS, placing subjects in the prone posture decreased mortality. Improvements in gas exchange occur via several mechanisms: alterations in the distribution of alveolar ventilation, redistribution of blood flow, improved matching of local ventilation and perfusion, and reduction in regions of low ventilation/perfusion ratios...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559468/severity-of-hypoxemia-and-other-factors-that-influence-the-response-to-aerosolized-prostacyclin-in-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Gregory Burns, Hanjing Zhuo, Kelly Ho, Justin S Phillips, Lance P Pangilinan, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: ARDS is characterized by decreased functional residual capacity (FRC), heterogeneous lung injury, and severe hypoxemia. Tidal ventilation is preferentially distributed to ventilated alveoli. Aerosolized prostaglandin I2 exploits this pathophysiology by inducing local vasodilation, thereby increasing ventilation-perfusion matching and reducing hypoxemia. Therefore, aerosolized prostaglandin I2 efficacy may depend upon FRC. Both PaO2 /FIO2 and compliance of the respiratory system (CRS) are indirect signifiers of FRC and thus may partly determine the response to aerosolized prostaglandin I2...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
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/28553184/initial-experience-in-the-use-of-technetium-99-metastable-hydroxymethylene-diphosphonate-as-an-alternative-ventilation-agent-during-periods-of-interim-shortage
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Colin Raymond Young, Kalpna Prasad
Sporadic supply interruptions of select radiopharmaceuticals on the global market require consideration of alternative agents to support continuity of essential nuclear medicine examinations. During an acute shortage of Xenon-133 and technetium-99 metastable (Tc-99m) diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate (DTPA), our institution used aerosolized Tc-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (HDP), a radiopharmaceutical traditionally used in bone scintigraphy, in lieu of traditional ventilation agents, for two cases of suspected pulmonary embolism...
April 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550759/venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
T Tritschler, D Aujesky
Persons aged ≥65years not only account for over 60% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events, they have also a higher mortality and VTE-related morbidity than younger patients, including anticoagulation-related bleeding and the postthrombotic syndrome. However, only few studies have focused specifically on VTE in older persons and practice guidelines commonly extrapolate study results from younger healthier patients to the multimorbid elderly. Evidence suggests that the clinical presentation is more subtle in the elderly with VTE and that commonly used diagnostic modalities, including clinical prediction rules, D-dimer tests, and planar ventilation-perfusion scans are less specific and efficient in older persons...
July 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535788/endexpiratory-lung-volume-measurement-correlates-with-the-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-in-lung-injured-pigs
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Jens Kamuf, Andreas Garcia-Bardon, Bastian Duenges, Tanghua Liu, Antje Jahn-Eimermacher, Florian Heid, Matthias David, Erik K Hartmann
BACKGROUND: In acute respiratory respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) a sustained mismatch of alveolar ventilation and perfusion (VA/Q) impairs the pulmonary gas exchange. Measurement of endexpiratory lung volume (EELV) by multiple breath-nitrogen washout/washin is a non-invasive, bedside technology to assess pulmonary function in mechanically ventilated patients. The present study examines the association between EELV changes and VA/Q distribution and the possibility to predict VA/Q normalization by means of EELV in a porcine model...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523200/an-unusual-presentation-of-congenital-lobar-emphysema
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Daniel Arnaud, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
Congenital lobar emphysema is an uncommon bronchopulmonary malformation characterized by lobar overinflation and accompanying alveolar septum damage that leads to compression atelectasis of the lung parenchyma and displacement of mediastinal structures, with the resultant ventilation-perfusion mismatch. We present a case of a 33-year-old lady with progressive exertional dyspnea. Chest radiograph findings lead to the suspicion of congenital lobar emphysema, which was then confirmed by a computed tomography (CT) scan...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510483/improvement-in-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-after-bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-quantitative-image-analysis
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Sei Won Lee, Sang Min Lee, So Youn Shin, Tai Sun Park, Sang Young Oh, Namkug Kim, Yoonki Hong, Jae Seung Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee, Joon Beom Seo
Purpose To evaluate whether bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) increases ventilation and therefore improves ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) mismatch. Materials and Methods All patients provided written informed consent to be included in this study, which was approved by the Institutional Review Board (2013-0368) of Asan Medical Center. The physiologic changes that occurred after BLVR were measured by using xenon-enhanced ventilation and iodine-enhanced perfusion dual-energy computed tomography (CT). Patients with severe emphysema plus hyperinflation who did not respond to usual treatments were eligible...
May 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491475/referral-patterns-and-diagnostic-yield-of-lung-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Erik Zannier, Lionel S Zuckier, Gregoire Le Gal
Introduction. The purpose of this study is to assess referral patterns and the yield of ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy in patients referred for acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent V/Q studies between April 1, 2008, and March 31, 2010. Patients were subdivided into 4 groups based on their referral source: emergency department (ED), hospital inpatient ward, outpatient thrombosis clinic, and all other outpatient sources. Results...
2017: Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473092/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arlene Sirajuddin, Edwin F Donnelly, Traves P Crabtree, Travis S Henry, Mark D Iannettoni, Geoffrey B Johnson, Ella A Kazerooni, Fabien Maldonado, Kathryn M Olsen, Carol C Wu, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Jeffrey P Kanne
Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations that may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension are discussed. Imaging examinations that may aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scans, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, pulmonary angiography, and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose PET/CT. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469715/a-review-of-imaging-modalities-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
REVIEW
Mona Ascha, Rahul D Renapurkar, Adriano R Tonelli
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined as resting mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥25 mmHg measured by right heart catheterization. PH is a progressive, life-threatening disease with a variety of etiologies. Swift and accurate diagnosis of PH and appropriate classification in etiologic group will allow for earlier treatment and improved outcomes. A number of imaging tools are utilized in the evaluation of PH, such as chest X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scan, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461589/appropriate-use-criteria-for-ventilation-perfusion-imaging-in-pulmonary-embolism-summary-and-excerpts
#19
Alan D Waxman, Marika Bajc, Michael Brown, Frederic H Fahey, Leonard M Freeman, Linda B Haramati, Peter Julien, Grégoire Le Gal, Brian Neilly, Joseph Rabin, Gabriel Soudry, Victor Tapson, Sam Torbati, Julie Kauffman, Sukhjeet Ahuja, Kevin Donohoe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430879/role-of-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pten-in-hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction
#20
Adrienn Krauszman, Tak Mak, Katalin Szaszi, Wolfgang M Kuebler
AIMS: Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) redistributes blood flow from poorly ventilated to better aerated areas in the lung, thereby optimizing ventilation-perfusion ratio (V/Q). Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) contraction in response to hypoxia is triggered by Ca2+ influx via transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) cation channels that have translocated to caveolae in the plasma membrane. Since phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was suggested to regulate TRPC6 in endothelial cells, we aimed to define its role in the hypoxic response of PASMCs and as a putative mediator of HPV...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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