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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145332/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Peng, Fengfeng Han, Tianyun Yang, Jinyuan Sun, Wenbin Guan, Xuejun Guo
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma of the lung (PMML) is an extremely rare neoplasm with a dismal prognosis. The diagnosis of PMML is very difficult and is based on several clinical, radiological, and histopathological criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 61-year-old women was admitted with a 2-month history of a productive cough and chest pain provoked by breathing and coughing. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest showed a large, solid tumor in the right middle lobe of the lung...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145318/an-unusual-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-with-enlarged-lymph-nodes-relapsing-polychondritis-a-case-report
#2
Wei Liu, Hongli Jiang, Han Jing, Bing Mao
INTRODUCTION: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common initial presentation leading to a diagnostic challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-month history of moderate-to-high fever was reported in an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans of his chest showed a remarkable progressive enlargement of bilateral cervical, supraclavicular, hilar, and mediastinal lymph nodes within 2 weeks. Bronchofibroscopy manifested obvious luminal stenosis with swelling, thick pale mucosa, and disappearing of structures of trachea cricoid cartilage, followed by a 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) with intense symmetric FDG uptake in larynx, tracheobronchial tree, and hilar, mediastinal, and axillary lymph nodes being demonstrated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142582/pseudoaneurysm-of-left-proximal-common-carotid-artery-following-penetrating-trauma
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Rehana Shaikh, Saba Sohail, Parvez Ahmed Shaikh, Qamar-Un-Nisa Nisa
A 33-year male with history of penetrating trauma to left upper chest in 2006, presented through Medical unit to Radiology Department with complain of hemoptysis. Chest X-ray showed a soft tissue lesion in left upper lobe with a linear metallic foreign body. Contrast enhanced CT scan of chest and later CTA was performed which showed a saccular aneurysm arising from mediastinal part of left common aortic artery surrounded by thrombosis with a cylindrical linear metallic foreign body. He was planned for endovascular repair with stenting which he could not afford due to financial constraints...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141441/correlation-between-heart-size-and-emphysema-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-ct-based-analysis-using-inspiratory-and-expiratory-scans
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Hayato Tomita, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shin Matsuoka, Shoichiro Matsushita, Yasuo Nakajima
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the extent of emphysema and heart size in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using inspiratory and expiratory chest computed tomography (CT). This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and informed consent was waived. We measured lung volume (LV), low attenuation area percent (%LAA; less than or equal to -950 HU), maximum cardiac area, and maximum transverse cardiac diameter on inspiratory/expiratory chest CT in 60 patients with COPD...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138655/endobronchial-localization-of-hodgkin-s-disease
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Lamyae Amro, Siham Jridi, Hafsa Sajiai, Hind Serhane, Salma Aït Batahar
The endobronchial localization of Hodgkin's disease is a rare entity which is often confused with endobronchial tuberculosis in our setting. We report the case of a 16 years old female who presented with 6 months history of dry cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia. The chest radiography showed a mediastinal and pulmonary opacity. The chest CT scan found enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. The bronchial biopsy and peripheral lymph node biopsy confirmed Hodgkin's disease with endobronchial localization...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138258/challenges-in-delivering-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-as-the-first-line-test-for-stable-chest-pain
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John G Dreisbach, Edward D Nicol, Carl A Roobottom, Simon Padley, Giles Roditi
OBJECTIVE: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines 'chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis' (update 2016) state CT coronary angiography (CTCA) should be offered as the first-line investigation for patients with stable chest pain. However, the current provision in the UK is unknown. We aimed to evaluate this and estimate the requirements for full implementation of the guidelines including geographical variation. Ancillary aims included surveying the number of CTCA-capable scanners and accredited practitioners in the UK...
November 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137108/tuberculosis-presenting-as-isolated-bronchonodal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-case-report
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Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sun Suh, Gi Dong Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Dae Hyun Song
RATIONALE: Lymph node is a preferred site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). In the thorax, mediastinal tuberculous lymph nodes can erode adjacent structures such as heart, aorta, and esophagus, forming fistula, and causing fatal consequences. However, tuberculous bronchonodal fistula as a complication of lymph node TB in adults is rarely known in terms of imaging or clinical findings. Here, a case of isolated tuberculous bronchonodal fistula appearing as the first presentation of TB in a 74-year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136710/-clinical-characteristics-of-128-hospitalized-patients-with-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretics-of-different-etiologies
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G Chen, L L Li, J Sun, W J Gu, N Jin, W H Yan, K Chen, J Du, X L Wang, L Zang, Y Pei, Q H Guo, G Q Yang, J M Ba, Z H Lyu, J M Lu, Y M Mu, J T Dou
Objective: To summarize and analyze the clinical features and etiologies in hospitalized patients with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretics (SIAD) during the past 25 years. Methods: All data of 128 patients with SIAD admitted to Chinese PLA General Hospital since January 1991 to January 2016 were collected. SIAD was diagnosed based on the 1957 criterion. Results: (1) The most frequent causes of increased inappropriate secretion of vasopressin were malignant tumors, lung diseases (e. g. pneumonia), and central nervous system diseases, in which malignant tumors accounted for 38...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135701/verification-of-the-optimal-chest-compression-depth-for-children-in-the-2015-american-heart-association-guidelines-computed-tomography-study
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Yong Hwan Kim, Jun Ho Lee, Kwang Won Cho, Dong Woo Lee, Mun Ju Kang, Kyoung Yul Lee, Joung Hun Byun, Young Hwan Lee, Seong Youn Hwang, Na Kyoung Lee
OBJECTIVE: The 2015 American Heart Association guidelines recommended pediatric rescue chest compressions of at least one-third the anteroposterior diameter of the chest, which equates to approximately 5 cm. This study evaluated the appropriateness of these two types by comparing their safeties in chest compression depth simulated by CT. DESIGN: Retrospective study with data analysis conducted from January 2005 to June 2015 SETTING:: Regional emergency center in South Korea...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126535/diagnostic-value-of-quantitative-chest-ct%C3%A2-scan-in-a-case-of-spontaneous%C3%A2-pneumothorax
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Kathryn H Melamed, Fereidoun Abtin, Igor Barjaktarevic, Christopher B Cooper
An 18-year-old woman with no previous medical history presented to an outside hospital facility with acute chest pain. She had mild shortness of breath, particularly with exertion, for the prior 2 months.
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125713/outbreak-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-heart-transplant-recipients-the-role-of-screening-computed-tomography-scans-in-asymptomatic-patients-and-universal-antifungal-prophylaxis
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Dima Kabbani, Livia Goldraich, Heather Ross, Coleman Rotstein, Shahid Husain
BACKGROUND: Delays in diagnosing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IA), a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among heart transplant recipients (HTRs), may impact on successful treatment. The appropriate screening strategy for IA in these patients remains undefined, particularly in the setting of nosocomial outbreaks. We describe our experience employing chest computed tomography (CT) scans as a screening method for IA. In addition, we comment on antimicrobial prophylaxis in HTRs in the setting of an outbreak...
November 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125334/submillisievert-chest-dual-energy-computed-tomography-a-pilot-study
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Rodrigo Canellas, Jeanne B Ackman, Subba R Digumarthy, Melissa Price, Alexi Otrakji, Shaunagh McDermott, Amita Sharma, Mannudeep K Kalra
OBJECTIVE: To assess if diagnostic dual energy CT of the chest can be achieved at submillisievert doses (sub-mSv). METHODS: Our IRB-approved prospective study included 20 patients who were scanned on dual-source MDCT. All patients gave written informed consent for acquisition of additional image series at reduced radiation dose on a dual-source MDCT (80/140kV) within 10 seconds after the standard of care acquisition. Dose reduction was achieved by reducing the quality reference mAs, with combined angular exposure control...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125331/-18-fdg-pet-ct-is-useful-in-the-follow-up-of-surgically-treated-patients-with-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Sonia L Betancourt-Cuellar, Diana P Palacio, Carol C Wu, Brett W Carter, Arlene M Correa, Wayne L Hofstetter, Edith M Marom
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate FDG- PET/CT's performance in the follow-up of patients with surgically treated esophageal adenocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The follow-up FDG-PET/CT scans of 162 consecutive patients with surgically treated esophageal adenocarcinoma were retrospectively reviewed. Histopathological and/or imaging examinations confirmed recurrent disease. The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and negative and positive predictive values were calculated...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124036/surgical-repair-of-a-traumatic-tracheobronchial-injury-in-a-pediatric-patient-assisted-with-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#15
Jee Won Suh, Hong Ju Shin, Chang Young Lee, Seung Hwan Song, Kyoung Sik Narm, Jin Gu Lee
Tracheobronchial rupture due to blunt chest trauma is a rare but life-threatening injury in the pediatric population. Computed tomography (CT) is not always reliable in the management of these patients. An additional concern is that ventilation may be disrupted during surgical repair of these injuries. This report presents the case of a 4 -year-old boy with an injury to the lower trachea and carina due to blunt force trauma that was missed on the initial CT scan. During surgery, he was administered venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121063/malignancy-risk-estimation-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-screening-cts-comparison-between-a-computer-model-and-human-observers
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Sarah J van Riel, Francesco Ciompi, Mathilde M Winkler Wille, Asger Dirksen, Stephen Lam, Ernst Th Scholten, Santiago E Rossi, Nicola Sverzellati, Matiullah Naqibullah, Rianne Wittenberg, Marieke C Hovinga-de Boer, Miranda Snoeren, Liesbeth Peters-Bax, Onno Mets, Monique Brink, Mathias Prokop, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Bram van Ginneken
PURPOSE: To compare human observers to a mathematically derived computer model for differentiation between malignant and benign pulmonary nodules detected on baseline screening computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: A case-cohort study design was chosen. The study group consisted of 300 chest CT scans from the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST). It included all scans with proven malignancies (n = 62) and two subsets of randomly selected baseline scans with benign nodules of all sizes (n = 120) and matched in size to the cancers, respectively (n = 118)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120665/screening-for-lung-cancer-using-sub-millisievert-chest-ct-with-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-image-quality-and-nodule-detectability
#17
Zhang Miao, Qi Weiwei, Sun Ye, Jiang Yan, Liu Xiaoyi, Nan Hong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the image quality and nodules detectability using ultra-low dose (ULD) protocol with iterative model reconstruction (IMR) algorithm when compared to routine low dose (LD) chest CT in lung cancer screening. METHODS: Chest CT scans were acquired using a 256-slice scanner for 300 subjects. The scan protocol for ULD group was 120kVp/17mAs while the LD group was 120kVp/30mAs. All images were reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP), hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) and IMR algorithms...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115093/a-case-of-multiple-cardiovascular-and-tracheal-anomalies-presented-with-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-in-a-middle-aged-adult
#18
Hyejin Shi, Sungmin Sohn, SungHo Wang, Sungrock Park, SangKi Lee, Song Yi Kim, Sun Young Jeong, Changhwan Kim
Congenital cardiovascular anomalies, such as dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava (SVC), and pulmonary artery (PA) sling, are rare disorders. These congenital anomalies can occur alone, or coincide with other congenital malformations. In the majority of cases, congenital anomalies are detected early in life by certain signs and symptoms. A 56-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted due to recurrent wide QRS complex tachycardia with hemodynamic collapse. A chest radiograph showed dextrocardia...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#19
Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111239/ctpa-protocol-optimisation-audit-challenges-of-dose-reduction-with-maintained-image-quality
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A Nania, A Weir, N Weir, G Ritchie, C Rofe, E Van Beek
AIM: To assess computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiography (CTPA) dose and image quality in a large teaching hospital, and subsequently, to optimise the protocol in order to reduce the dose without affecting image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dose-length product (DLP), patient size, and objective quality parameters (contrast-to-noise ratio and signal-to-noise ratio on standardised levels) were recorded from 31 patients undergoing CTPA, where also a subjective image quality evaluation was carried out independently by three specialist cardiothoracic consultant radiologists...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Radiology
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