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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162043/chest-ultrasonography-in-health-surveillance-of-asbestos-related-lung-diseases
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Andrea Smargiassi, Giuliana Pasciuto, Ilaria Pedicelli, Erminia Lo Greco, Mariarosaria Calvello, Riccardo Inchingolo, Gioacchino Schifino, Patrizio Capoluongo, Pasquale Patriciello, Maurizio Manno, Alfonso Cirillo, Giuseppe Maria Corbo, Gino Soldati, Ivo Iavicoli
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to different lung diseases, such as pleural thickening and effusion, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. These diseases are expected to peak in the next few years. The aim of the study was to validate ultrasonography (US) as a diagnostic tool in the management of lung diseases in subjects with a history of occupational exposure to asbestos. METHODS: Fifty-nine retired male workers previously exposed to asbestos were enrolled in the study...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123726/post-hysterectomy-intravenous-leiomyomatosis-a-case-of-successful-multidisciplinary-surgery-under-non-extracorporeal-circulation
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Yucui Zeng, Huiru Tang, Liping Zeng, Lihui Wei, Xiaoming Zhang, Ruifang Wu
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare benign disease. We here in present the case of a 39-year-old woman with a history of hysterectomy who presented with intermittent abdominal pain, palpitations and tightness of the chest. Physical examination revealed the presence of a pelvic mass of regular shape. Gynecological ultrasonography, computed tomography scans and three-dimensional (3D) cardiac ultrasonography were used to evaluate the imaging characteristics of the mass and reach a final diagnosis. The mass appeared to extend to the iliac veins, renal veins and inferior vena cava on imaging examination...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123553/multiple-pulmonary-emboli-as-a-result-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Bing Li, Hong Zeng, Mei Ding, Ping Yang, Yuquan He
Pulmonary embolism is the most prevalent and potentially fatal complication of deep vein thrombosis. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is occasionally associated with pulmonary embolism, occurring as a result of secondary hypercoagulable states or cancer-associated emboli. The current study describes the case of a 43-year-old male that experienced 'squeezing' pain in the chest, considered to mimic acute coronary syndrome. Following a number of diagnostic examinations, the patient was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism, which led to the detection of RCC...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119889/simple-x-ray-versus-ultrasonography-examination-in-blunt-chest-trauma-effective-tools-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-considerations-for-rib-fractures
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Eun Gu Hwang, Yunjung Lee
Simple radiography is the best diagnostic tool for rib fractures caused by chest trauma, but it has some limitations. Thus, other tools are also being used. The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasonography (US) for identifying rib fractures and to identify influencing factors of its effectiveness. Between October 2003 and August 2007, 201 patients with blunt chest trauma were available to undergo chest radiographic and US examinations for diagnosis of rib fractures. The two modalities were compared in terms of effectiveness based on simple radiographic readings and US examination results...
December 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108881/diagnostic-performance-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-in-identifying-the-etiology-of-respiratory-distress-in-neonates
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Harish Rachuri, Tejo Pratap Oleti, Srinivas Murki, Sreeram Subramanian, Jayalatha Nethagani
OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic test performance of Point of care ultrasonography (PoC-USG) for identifying the etiology of respiratory distress (RD) in neonates when combination of radiological and clinical criteria is considered as the gold standard. METHODS: A neonate was included in the study if he/she had RD and underwent x-ray chest and ultrasound within 4 h of admission and the age was less than 24 h. The neonates admitted with non-respiratory illness were chosen as controls...
January 21, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079811/routine-application-of-lung-ultrasonography-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Shui-Wen Chen, Wei Fu, Jing Liu, Yan Wang
The aim of this study was to study the features of lung ultrasonography (LUS) in lung disease and to evaluate the usefulness of LUS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).All of 3405 neonates included in this study underwent an LUS examination. Diagnoses were based on medical history, clinical manifestation, laboratory examination, and signs on chest radiography (CR) and/or computed tomography (CT). A single expert physician performed all LUS examinations.There were 2658 cases (78.9%) with lung disease and 747 cases (21...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072959/-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hemorrhage-of-the-newborn-infants-using-lung-ultrasonography
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J Liu, W Fu, S W Chen, Y Wang
Objective: To investigate the accuracy and reliability of lung ultrasound in diagnosis of pulmonary hemorrhage of the newborn infants. Method: From January 2014 to May 2016, 142 neonates from the Army General Hospital of the Chinese PLA were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups: a study group of 42 neonates, who were diagnosed with pulmonary hemorrhage according to their medical history, clinical manifestations and chest X-ray findings, and a control group of 100 neonates with no lung disease...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051055/thoracic-heteropagus-conjoined-twins-associated-to-an-omphalocele-report-of-a-case-and-complete-review-of-the-literature
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Kotti Ahmed, Ben Dhaou Mahdi, Zitouni Hayet, Louati Hamdi, Jallouli Mohamed, Mhiri Riadh
Heteropagus twins are an extremely rare event with an incidence of 1-2 million live births that represents, sometimes, a real challenge for paediatric surgeons. The majority of cases have complete or partial duplication of the pelvis and/or lower extremities. Thoracic heteropagus conjoined twins is a rare condition in which a grossly defective foetus (the parasite) is attached to the thorax of the main foetus (the autosite). We describe a case of a parasitic heteropagus attached at the chest wall with a rare presentation of giant exomphalos on the autosite...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038826/using-color-flow-detection-of-air-insufflation-to-improve-accuracy-in-verifying-nasogastric-tube-position
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Kin Wa Wong, Hok Hang Chan, Chi Pang Wong, Ming Yin Chan, Jeffrey Cheuk Wai Chau, Tai Wai Wong
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have shown that ultrasonography (USG), as an alternative to radiography, has a good accuracy in confirming nasogastric tube (NGT) position. Color flow detection of air insufflation is a novel approach in verifying NGT position. In our study, we aimed at evaluating its sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and accuracy in confirming the NGT position, as compared with 2-dimensional (2D) USG. METHODS: The study was conducted on adult patients over a period of 38months in an emergency department in Hong Kong...
February 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031644/ineffective-treatment-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-obese-subject-with-traumatic-fractures-of-the-leg
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Egidio Imbalzano, Michele Creazzo, Giovanni Trapani, Giuseppina Lizio, Antonino Saitta
American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 9th edition, 2012, suggest no prophylaxis rather than pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of isolated lower leg injuries distal to knee requiring leg immobilization. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is a class of drugs commonly used as antithrombotics in surgery and in case of prolonged bed rest and hypomobility. A 35-year-old obese man with no history of health disease (height, 170 cm; weight, 95 kg; and body mass index, 32...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018439/phelan-mcdermid-syndrome-presenting-with-developmental-delays-and-facial-dysmorphisms
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Yoon-Myung Kim, In-Hee Choi, Jun Suk Kim, Ja Hye Kim, Ja Hyang Cho, Beom Hee Lee, Gu-Hwan Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Eul-Ju Seo, Han-Wook Yoo
Phelan-McDermid syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by the terminal or interstitial deletion of the chromosome 22q13.3. Patients with this syndrome usually have global developmental delay, hypotonia, and speech delays. Several putative genes such as the SHANK3, RAB, RABL2B, and IB2 are responsible for the neurological features. This study describes the clinical features and outcomes of Korean patients with Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Two patients showing global developmental delay, hypotonia, and speech delay were diagnosed with Phelan-McDermid syndrome via chromosome analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization, and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification analysis...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993826/minimal-change-disease-associated-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Halil Yildiz, Stoian Ioana Andreea, Delphine Hoton, Jean Cyr Yombi
A 77-year-old man with a history of asbestos exposure was admitted to our internal medicine division for generalised weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, night sweats and difficulty for breathing since 3 months. Clinical examination revealed left fine crackles and bilateral leg oedema. Blood test showed elevated C reactive protein level at 142 mg/L, lactate dehydrogenase level at 421 UI, creatinine level at 5.75 mg/dL. Serum albumin level at 30 g/L, urinalysis showed significant proteinuria at 6.4 g/L...
December 19, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981817/intracardiac-thrombus-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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I Ben Ghorbel, N Belfeki, M H Houman
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder. Intracardiac thrombus (ICT) formation is an uncommon but important complication of BD. Of the cases of Behçet's disease, we selected those with ICT. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of the International Study Group of Behçet's disease. The ICT in each case was confirmed by ultrasonography, computed tomography and MRI. Clinical features and laboratory parameters were determined. Among our 518 patients with BD, 8 were diagnosed as having intracardiac thrombus (ICT)...
December 16, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974894/pulmonary-artery-dissection-a-fatal-complication-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Chuanchen Zhang, Xiaoyong Huang, Shuhua Li, Hengchen Yao, Bin Zhang
Pulmonary artery dissection is extremely rare but it is a really life-threatening condition when it happens. Most patients die suddenly from major bleeding or tamponade caused by direct rupture into mediastinum or retrograde into the pericardial sac. What we are reporting is a rare case of a 46-year-old female patient whose pulmonary artery dissection involves both the pulmonary valve and right pulmonary artery. The patient had acute chest pain and severe dyspnea, and the diagnosis of pulmonary artery dissection was confirmed by ultrasonography and CT angiography...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929242/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-diagnosis-and-management
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Alexander Kaysin, Anthony J Viera
Community-acquired pneumonia is a leading cause of death. Risk factors include older age and medical comorbidities. Diagnosis is suggested by a history of cough, dyspnea, pleuritic pain, or acute functional or cognitive decline, with abnormal vital signs (e.g., fever, tachycardia) and lung examination findings. Diagnosis should be confirmed by chest radiography or ultrasonography. Validated prediction scores for pneumonia severity can guide the decision between outpatient and inpatient therapy. Using procalcitonin as a biomarker for severe infection may further assist with risk stratification...
November 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896794/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-placement-of-central-venous-port-systems-via-the-right-internal-jugular-vein-in-elderly-oncologic-patients-our-single-center-experience-and-protocol
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Alfonso Canfora, Claudio Mauriello, Antonio Ferronetti, Gianpaolo Marte, Vittorio Di Maio, Guido Ciorra, Maria Grazia Esposito, Maria Elena Giuliano, Giovanni Fregola, Luigi Barra, Salvatore Cuzzovaglia, Vincenzo Bottino, Pietro Maida
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guidance has become the routine method for internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization reducing dramatically failure and complication rates for central venous port (CVP) placement. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided IJV CVP placement in elderly oncologic patients. METHODS: Between January 2013 and December 2015, 101 elderly oncological patients underwent right IJV CVP placement under ultrasound-guidance...
November 28, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891280/lung-ultrasound-in-early-diagnosis-of-neonatal-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-before-any-radiographic-or-laboratory-changes
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Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Omran, Mostafa Ibrahim, Nouran Bioumy, Sonya El-Sharkawy
Neonatal pneumonia is reported to be the primary cause of neonatal respiratory failure and one of the common causes of neonatal hospitalization and death in developing countries. Chest X-ray was considered the gold standard for diagnosis of neonatal pneumonia. Lung ultrasonography has been described as a valuable noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of many neonatal pulmonary diseases. We report a case of ventilation associated neonatal pneumonia with very early diagnosis using lung ultrasound before any significant radiographic changes in chest X-ray or laboratory findings suggestive of infection...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889731/comparison-of-lung-ultrasonography-and-chest-radiography-for-diagnosis-of-childhood-pneumonia-pediatric-emergency-medicine-physicians-viewpoint
#18
Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, Jennifer H Chao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889730/comparison-of-lung-ultrasonography-and-chest-radiography-for-diagnosis-of-childhood-pneumonia-evidence-based-medicine-viewpoint
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Joseph L Mathew
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878479/total-transthoracic-approach-facilitates-laparoscopic-hepatic-resection-in-patients-with-significant-prior-abdominal-surgery
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Suguru Yamashita, Evelyne Loyer, Hyunseon C Kang, Thomas A Aloia, Yun Shin Chun, Reza J Mehran, Cathy Eng, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: While the oncologic safety of minimally invasive hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases (CLM) has been demonstrated, lesions in the postero-superior segments may be challenging.1 (-) 3 For these lesions, a transthoracic approach may be particularly helpful, especially in patients with a hostile/reoperative abdomen or morbid obesity.4 (,) 5 PATIENT: A 43-year-old man with a body mass index of 36.0 who had undergone rectosigmoid resection for primary cancer 5 years ago recurred with a solitary liver metastasis in SVIII...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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