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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222269/restoring-cftr-function-reduces-airway-bacteria-and-inflammation-in-people-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-chronic-lung-infections
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Katherine B Hisert, Sonya L Heltshe, Christopher Pope, Peter Jorth, Xia Wu, Rachael M Edwards, Matthew Radey, Frank J Accurso, Daniel J Wolter, Gordon Cooke, Ryan J Adam, Suzanne Carter, Brenda Grogan, Jan L Launspach, Seamas C Donnelly, Charles Gallagher, James E Bruce, David Stoltz, Michael J Welsh, Lucas R Hoffman, Edward F McKone, Pradeep K Singh
RATIONALE: Previous work indicates that ivacaftor improves CFTR activity and lung function in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and G551D-CFTR mutations, but does not reduce density of bacteria or markers of inflammation in the airway. These findings raise the possibility that infection and inflammation may progress independently of CFTR activity once CF lung disease is established. OBJECTIVES: To better understand the relationship between CFTR activity, airway microbiology and inflammation, and lung function in subjects with CF and chronic airway infections...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221262/recent-advances-in-computed-tomographic-technology-cardiopulmonary-imaging-applications
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Azadeh Tabari, Roberto Lo Gullo, Venkatesh Murugan, Alexi Otrakji, Subba Digumarthy, Mannudeep Kalra
Cardiothoracic diseases result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Chest computed tomography (CT) has been an imaging modality of choice for assessing a host of chest diseases, and technologic advances have enabled the emergence of coronary CT angiography as a robust noninvasive test for cardiac imaging. Technologic developments in CT have also enabled the application of dual-energy CT scanning for assessing pulmonary vascular and neoplastic processes. Concerns over increasing radiation dose from CT scanning are being addressed with introduction of more dose-efficient wide-area detector arrays and iterative reconstruction techniques...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221192/lymphoma-and-lactic-acidosis
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John W McKay, Dominique Delbeke, Martin P Sandler
A 39-year-old man presented with new onset of sinus congestion, shortness of breath, and diaphoresis. His laboratory tests were notable for hypercalcemia and lactic acidosis. A CT scan of the head demonstrated mild paranasal disease. CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis demonstrated omental caking with lymphadenopathy and a thickened loop of bowel in the left upper quadrant suggestive of lymphoma. All abdominal lesions seen in the CT were intensely F-FDG avid with diffuse uptake in the bone marrow. There was markedly decreased F-FDG uptake in both the brain and liver...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217605/a-rare-cause-of-misdiagnosis-in-chest-x-ray
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Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza
Chest X-ray is a usual tool for family physicians; however, unexpected findings in chest X-ray are a frequent challenge. We present a rare case of pulmonary hilar nodule misdiagnosis in a chest X-ray. An 84-year-old woman was sent with a diagnosis of a right pulmonary hilum nodule. She had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; so in a chest X-ray, her family physician discovered a "nodule" in her right lung hilum. Her physical exam was not relevant. In our hospital, a thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan verified the mass in the right pulmonary hilum; nevertheless, in a coronal CT scan, the "hilum lump" was the tortuous descending aorta that created an angle...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217437/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-in-a-healthy-young-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Donald Christmas
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon finding in young adults presenting usually without any comorbidities or an underlying pathology. It is most commonly due to alveolar rupture in the setting of an inciting event such an underlying asthma, barotrauma, valsalva maneuver, or esophageal rupture. Individuals can have varying presentations, from chest pain, dyspnea and dysphagia, to anxiety, weakness, or facial and neck swelling. The majority of patients have subcutaneous emphysema on examination and can have abnormal laboratory findings such as an elevated C-reactive proteins and leukocytosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216610/pulmonary-kaposi-sarcoma-with-osseous-metastases-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient-a-remarkable-response-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
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Ahmed Dirweesh, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Shaikh Fawad Hamiz, Nigahus Karabulut
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is known to involve the mucocutaneous tissues and the aero-digestive tracts. In acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, KS has an aggressive course and carries poor prognosis. We present a case of pulmonary KS with osseous metastases as the first presentation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a young male. The lesions impressively decreased in size and numbers following initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). CASE REPORT A 34-year-old heterosexual male presented with a one month history of cough and 15-20 pound weight loss within six months...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215710/altered-mental-status-in-the-emergency-department-can-an-electrocardiogram-show-the-right-way-to-go
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Andre Dias, Emiliana Franco, Jasmine Martinez, Vincent M Figueredo
A 38-year-old African American male patient with a past medical history of human immunodeficiency virus and schizophrenia who was noncompliant with medications presented to the emergency department (ED) after activation of the local crisis response center for altered mental status. Upon arrival he was lethargic and uncooperative, unable to provide any significant details apart from pleuritic chest pain. His blood pressure was 133/88 mmHg, heart rate 43 beats per minute and initial body temperature 36.1 °C which prompted an electrocardiogram (EKG)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215550/evaluation-of-unenhanced-post-mortem-computed-tomography-to-detect-chest-injuries-in-violent-death
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I Sifaoui, C Nedelcu, G Beltran, V Dupont, J Lebigot, A Gaudin, C Ridereau Zins, C Rouge Maillard, C Aubé
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the performances of unenhanced post-mortem computed tomography (CT) to detect thoracic injuries in violent death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, we conducted a review of unenhanced CT scans of 67 victims of violent deaths with thoracic injuries and compared CT findings with the results of clinical autopsy. Our gold standard was a comparison of CT scans with autopsy discussed in a monthly forensic radiology multidisciplinary team meeting (MDTM)...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213008/the-prognostic-impact-of-tumor-volume-on-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiao-Dong Su, Hao-Jun Xie, Qian-Wen Liu, Yun-Xian Mo, Hao Long, Tie-Hua Rong
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic impact of tumor volume (TV) on patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after complete resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinicopathological characteristics of 274 patients with stage I NSCLC who had received preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) scans and complete resection. TV was semi-automatically measured from chest CT scans by using an imaging software program...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212059/pediatric-chest-ct-diagnostic-reference-ranges-development-and-application
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Keith J Strauss, Marilyn J Goske, Alexander J Towbin, Debapriya Sengupta, Michael J Callahan, Kassa Darge, Daniel J Podberesky, Donald P Frush, Charles Maxfield, Sjirk J Westra, Jeffrey S Prince, Huimin Wu, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield
Purpose To determine diagnostic reference ranges on the basis of the size of a pediatric patient's chest and to develop a method to estimate computed tomographic (CT) scanner-specific mean size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs) as a function of patient size and the radiation output of each CT scanner at a site. Materials and Methods The institutional review boards of each center approved this retrospective, HIPAA-compliant, multicenter study; informed consent was waived. CT dose indexes (SSDE, volume CT dose index, and dose length product) of 518 pediatric patients (mean age, 9...
February 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206951/missed-lung-cancer-when-where-and-why
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Annemilia Del Ciello, Paola Franchi, Andrea Contegiacomo, Giuseppe Cicchetti, Lorenzo Bonomo, Anna Rita Larici
Missed lung cancer is a source of concern among radiologists and an important medicolegal challenge. In 90% of the cases, errors in diagnosis of lung cancer occur on chest radiographs. It may be challenging for radiologists to distinguish a lung lesion from bones, pulmonary vessels, mediastinal structures, and other complex anatomical structures on chest radiographs. Nevertheless, lung cancer can also be overlooked on computed tomography (CT) scans, regardless of the context, either if a clinical or radiological suspect exists or for other reasons...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205513/analysis-of-uncertainties-in-monte-carlo-simulated-organ-and-effective-dose-in-chest-ct-scanner-and-scan-related-factors
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John Muryn, Ashraf Morgan, Chris Liptak, Frank Dong, Paul Segars, Andrew Primak, Xiang Li
In Monte Carlo simulation of CT dose, many input parameters are required (e.g., bowtie filter properties and scan start/end location). Our goal was to examine the uncertainties in patient dose when input parameters were inaccurate. Using a validated Monte Carlo program, organ dose from a chest CT scan was simulated for an average-size female phantom using a reference set of input parameter values (treated as the truth). Additional simulations were performed in which errors were purposely introduced into the input parameter values...
February 16, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203428/multiple-cavitating-pulmonary-nodules-rare-manifestation-of-benign-metastatic-leiomyoma
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Sa Ra Lee, Youn-I Choi, Seok Jeong Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Jin Hwa Lee, Yoo Kyung Kim, Soon Hee Sung
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease of pathologically benign, but the tumor metastasizes to other organs. The most common organ involved in BML is lung. Pulmonary involvement usually manifested as multiple nodules on chest X-ray, however we experienced an interesting case of a 52-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with multiple bilateral lung cavitations and nodules on a chest X-ray without any respiratory symptoms. Chest computed-tomography identified multiple cavitary lesions of 5-12 mm in diameter and well-defined nodules of 5-10 mm in diameter in both lung fields...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203372/diagnostic-challenges-and-management-of-a-patient-with-acromegaly-due-to-ectopic-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-secretion-from-a-bronchial-carcinoid-tumour
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Nikolaos Kyriakakis, Jacqueline Trouillas, Mary N Dang, Julie Lynch, Paul Belchetz, Márta Korbonits, Robert D Murray
: A male patient presented at the age of 30 with classic clinical features of acromegaly and was found to have elevated growth hormone levels, not suppressing during an oral glucose tolerance test. His acromegaly was originally considered to be of pituitary origin, based on a CT scan, which was interpreted as showing a pituitary macroadenoma. Despite two trans-sphenoidal surgeries, cranial radiotherapy and periods of treatment with bromocriptine and octreotide, his acromegaly remained active clinically and biochemically...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191607/retrospective-study-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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Yongfeng Zhang, Hongbin Li, Nawei Wu, Xin Dong, Yi Zheng
This study aims to explore the clinical characteristics and risk factors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). This is a retrospective study of 550 patients with RA. All patients underwent chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scanning. (1) Two hundred thirty-seven out of five hundred fifty (43.1%) patients with RA were diagnose with ILD. 13.5% ILD occurred before RA onset, 69.6% ILD occurred within 10 years of RA onset, and 16.9% ILD occurred more than 10 years after RA onset...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188011/effect-of-posture-on-lung-ventilation-distribution-and-associations-with-structure-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Kathryn A Ramsey, Caroline McGirr, Stephen M Stick, Graham L Hall, Shannon J Simpson
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of posture on ventilation distribution and the impact on associations with structural lung disease. METHODS: Multiple breath washout (MBW) was performed in seated and supine postures in 25 healthy children and 21 children with CF. Children with CF also underwent a chest CT scan. Functional residual capacity (FRC), lung clearance index (LCI) and moment ratios were calculated from the MBW test. CT scans were evaluated for CF-related structural lung disease...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182730/68ga-dotatate-pet-ct-imaging-of-indeterminate-pulmonary-nodules-and-lung-cancer
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Ronald Walker, Stephen Deppen, Gary Smith, Chanjuan Shi, Jonathan Lehman, Jeff Clanton, Brandon Moore, Rena Burns, Eric L Grogan, Pierre P Massion
PURPOSE: 18F-FDG PET/CT is widely used to evaluate indeterminate pulmonary nodules (IPNs). False positive results occur, especially from active granulomatous nodules. A PET-based imaging agent with superior specificity to 18F-FDG for IPNs, is badly needed, especially in areas of endemic granulomatous nodules. Somatostatin receptors (SSTR) are expressed in many malignant cells including small cell and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). 68Ga-DOTATATE, a positron emitter labeled somatostatin analog, combined with PET/CT imaging, may improve the diagnosis of IPNs over 18F-FDG by reducing false positives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179710/retrograde-bullet-migration-from-inferior-vena-cava-into-right-common-iliac-vein-following-gunshot-a-case-report
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Ibrahim Zahid, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Omar Irfan, Benish Fatima, Maha Tahir, Muhammad Tariq, Fazal Wahab Khan, Saulat Fatimi
Bullet embolization cases are rare and even rarer are its retrograde migration in the veins. We report the case of a 14 year old male with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. CT scan revealed bilateral haemothorax and foreign body in the right common iliac vein. The patient was immediately taken to the operating theatre and median sternotomy performed. Bullet entry tear was found in the inferior vena cava however, the bullet was found lodged in the right common iliac vein and slipped down against the flow of blood...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179347/dose-sparing-potential-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-for-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-organs-at-risk
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Gavin Lawler, Michelle Leech
BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess if deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique achieved dose sparing for organs-at-risk in left breast radiotherapy patients in order to reduce long-term complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: DIBH and Free-breathing (FB) as a control, CT planning scans obtained for 28 left breast/chest wall (+/- supraclavicular field) patients treated January 2008-December 2013 were retrospectively re-contoured and re-planned. Organs-at-risk examined: lungs, left lung, heart and left anterior descending coronary artery (LADCA)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177644/pet-ct-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-should-we-routinely-include-the-head-and-abdomen
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Uliyana Yankevich, Marion A Hughes, Tanya J Rath, Saeed Fakhran, Lea M Alhilahi, Kim W Seungwon, Barton F Branstetter
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield of the head and abdomen portions of PET/CT scans of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) to determine whether these areas should be routinely included with PET/CT of the neck and chest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically proven HNSCC who underwent full-body PET/CT were evaluated for metastases to the head, chest, and abdomen. Medical records were reviewed to determine whether the head and abdominal findings changed the clinical management, beyond the findings in the neck and chest...
February 8, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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