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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449484/clinical-presentation-and-characteristics-of-25-adult-cases-of-pulmonary-sequestration
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Mateusz Polaczek, Inga Baranska, Malgorzata Szolkowska, Jacek Zych, Piotr Rudzinski, Janusz Szopinski, Tadeusz Orlowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Sliz
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare congenital abnormality of lung tissue. Only few series of adult cases are reported. The aim was to describe clinical characteristics in adult cases of PS and to compare outcomes in different clinical situations. METHODS: Using MSD engine we searched for cases of PS that have been diagnosed between Jan 1st, 2005 and Dec 31st, 2015. Clinical data was retrospectively gathered. Statistica v.12 (StatSoft, Inc.) was used for statistical analyses...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
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D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436267/pneumonia-with-pleural-empyema-caused-by-salmonella-typhi-in-an-immunocompetent-child-living-in-a-non-endemic-country
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Gwénaëlle Duhil de Bénazé, Emilie Desselas, Véronique Houdouin, Patricia Mariani-Kurkdjian, Ahmed Kheniche, Stéphane Dauger, Géraldine Poncelet, Jean Gaschignard, Michaël Levy
Extra-intestinal complications of Salmonella Typhi (S. Typhi) infections usually occur in endemic countries and in patients with underlying risk conditions. A 14-year-old immunocompetent girl was admitted with respiratory distress owing to S. Typhi pneumonia and pleural empyema. She was a native of Ivory Coast but had lived in France for 4 years and had not travelled abroad for several years. There were no gastro-intestinal symptoms and no S. Typhi carriage was detected in her family. She recovered completely with ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin and pleural drainage was not required...
April 24, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432161/aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-pneumonia-with-chest-and-abdominal-wall-involvement
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Iris Storms, Marre van den Brand, Peter Schneeberger, Nico van 't Hullenaar
A 54-year-old man presented with a productive cough, chest pain, fever and weight loss. Initial analysis revealed a palpable chest wall mass and consolidation in the left lower lobe and pleural abnormalities on imaging. At that point no infectious cause or malignancy was identified. Microbiological analysis of a needle biopsy from a newly developed abdominal wall mass revealed growth of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans The patient was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy for 1 year. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is a Gram-negative coccobacillus and is part of the normal oral flora...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429379/retrospective-evaluation-of-thoracic-computed-tomography-findings-in-dogs-naturally-infected-by-angiostrongylus-vasorum
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Mark E Coia, Gawain Hammond, Daniel Chan, Randi Drees, David Walker, Kevin Murtagh, Janine Stone, Nicholas Bexfield, Lizzie Reeve, Jenny Helm
Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum) is an important emerging disease of canidae. Cardiorespiratory signs are common in affected dogs, therefore thoracic imaging is critical for diagnosing and monitoring disease. Descriptions of thoracic computed tomography (CT) findings in dogs naturally infected with A. vasorum are currently lacking. Aims of this multicenter, retrospective study were to describe thoracic CT findings in a group of dogs with confirmed disease, determine whether any changes were consistent among dogs, and propose standardized terms for describing thoracic CT findings...
April 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426468/indwelling-tunneled-pleural-catheters-for-the-management-of-hepatic-hydrothorax
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Kevin P Haas, Alexander C Chen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of end-stage liver disease that may have significant associated morbidity. Sodium restriction and diuretic therapy are the mainstays of treatment, though up to a quarter of patients will become refractory to this and will require a pleural drainage procedure. Thoracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and chemical pleurodesis all have variable success rates and associated complications in the management of hepatic hydrothorax...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425045/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cell-1-strem-1-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-infectious-diseases
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Changlin Cao, Jingxian Gu, Jingyao Zhang
Sensitive and useful biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of infectious diseases have been widely developed. An example of these biomarkers is triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell-1 (TREM-1), which is a cell surface receptor expressed on monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils. TREM-1 amplifies inflammation by activating the TREM-1/DAP12 pathway. This pathway is triggered by the interaction of TREM-1 with ligands or stimulation by bacterial lipopolysaccharide. Consequently, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines are secreted...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414698/the-feasibility-of-thoracoscopic-resection-in-bronchiectasis
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Volkan Baysungur, Talha Dogruyol, Ilhan Ocakcioglu, Aysun Misirlioglu, Serdar Evman, Serda Kanbur, Levent Alpay, Cagatay Tezel
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery is the treatment of choice in early-stage lung cancer. However, experience in infectious lung disease, primarily bronchiectasis, is limited probably because of the presence of dense pleural adhesions, multiple lymph nodes, and spiral bronchial arteries. The present study shows our experience of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy and segmentectomy in the treatment of bronchiectasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent VATS lobectomy or segmentectomy in our clinic between April 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
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Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413786/surgical-management-of-bronchopulmonary-carcinoids-a-single-center-experience
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Ashish Jakhetiya, Pankaj Kumar Garg, Rambha Pandey, Palaniappan Ramanathan, Sunil Kumar, Debojit Nath, Durgatosh Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Bronchopulmonary carcinoids are uncommon tumors with relatively indolent biological behavior but a distinct malignant potential. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Our aim was to study preoperative characteristics, surgical approaches, and outcome in patients with bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was done in the Department of Surgical Oncology of a Tertiary Teaching Hospital of North India. The case records of all the patients who underwent surgical treatment for lung neoplasms and were diagnosed to have bronchopulmonary carcinoids were reviewed...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413685/empyema-associated-with-campylobacter-curvus-infection
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Yukihiro Horio, Yoshiki Shiraishi, Nobuo Watanabe, Shigeaki Inoue, Tadashi Imanishi, Koichiro Asano
We report the first case of thoracic empyema associated with Campylobacter curvus infection. A 65-year-old woman with a history of bronchiectasis presented with acute cough and phlegm. The patient reported dyspnoea and left chest pain accompanied by left pleural effusion, despite treatment with sitafloxacin. Curved Gram-negative rods, eventually identified as C. curvus using 16S ribosomal RNA- and atpA-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing, were cultured in anaerobic condition of pleural effusion together with Peptostreptococci...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413650/clinical-features-of-hemodialysis-patients-treated-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-resection-and-radiofrequency-ablation
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Kojiro Michitaka, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Koichi Takaguchi, Kunihiko Tsuji, Ei Itobayashi, Daichi Takizawa, Masashi Hirooka, Yohei Koizumi, Hironori Ochi, Koji Joko, Yoshiyasu Kisaka, Yuko Shimizu, Kazuto Tajiri, Joji Tani, Tatsuya Taniguchi, Akiko Toshimori, Shinichi Fujioka
There is no consensus regarding which therapeutic option is better and/or safer for treating hemodialysis (HD) patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study compared surgical resection (Hx) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with regard to therapeutic efficacy in HD patients with HCC. Of 108 HD patients with naïve HCC treated at 15 institutions between 1988 and 2014 enrolled in the present study, 58 fulfilled the up-to-7 criteria [7 as the sum of the size of the largest tumor (cm) and the number of tumors] and were treated with Hx (n=23) or RFA (n=35); their clinical features, complications and prognosis were assessed...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410692/treatment-outcome-of-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-under-revised-national-tuberculosis-control-programme
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J J Cherian, I Lobo, A Sukhlecha, U Chawan, N A Kshirsagar, B L Nair, L Sawardekar
BACKGROUND: Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) constitutes 15-20% of tuberculosis cases in India. Earlier studies have evaluated treatment outcomes of EPTB with little information on outcomes of individual site of EPTB. AIMS: The objective was to study the outcome of Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) treatment of EPTB in different organ systems under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme. METHODS: Multi-centric retrospectives record review was carried out in three states in India...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Sheldon Greenberg, Kavita Sharma
A 53-year-old Egyptian female with end stage renal disease, one month after start of hemodialysis via an internal jugular catheter, presented with fever and shortness of breath. She developed desquamating vesiculobullous lesions, widespread on her body. She was in profound septic shock and broad spectrum antibiotics were started with appropriate fluid replenishment. An echocardiogram revealed bulky leaflets of the mitral valve with a highly mobile vegetation about 2.3 cm long attached to the anterior leaflet...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403237/evidence-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-a-multi-morbid-inca-child-mummy-a-paleoradiological-investigation-using-computed-tomography
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Stephanie Panzer, Holger Wittig, Stephanie Zesch, Wilfried Rosendahl, Sandra Blache, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, Gerhard Hotz
OBJECTIVE: In this study, an Inca bundle was examined using computed tomography (CT). The primary aim was to determine the preservation status of bony and soft tissues, the sex, the age at the time of death, possible indicators for disease or even the cause of death, as well as the kind of mummification. A secondary aim was to obtain a brief overview of the wrapping in order to gain additional information on the cultural background. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bundle belongs to the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, and was bought in Munich, Germany, in 1921...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403094/less-invasive-management-of-deep-neck-infection-and-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Dong Wei, Ling Bi, Huiyong Zhu, Jianfeng He, Huiming Wang
By a 7-year retrospective review, we reported our experience in management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) and deep neck infection (DNI). A retrospective design was used to reveal the clinical characteristics of DNI and DNM. The clinical outcome was analyzed to validate less invasive management. We reviewed 82 patients between 2009 and 2016, 12 of which were diagnosed as DNM by clinical and computed tomography findings. A total of 35 patients had relevant systemic conditions, mainly diabetes mellitus (19 patients)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399929/xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-presenting-as-acute-pleuritic-chest-pain-a-case-report
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Justin Chow, Rameez Kabani, Kirstie Lithgow, Magdalena A Sarna
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare and serious manifestation of chronic kidney inflammation that can be life-threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately, often with antibiotics and surgery. Affected patients are most commonly females in their fifth or sixth decade of life with a background of obstructive uropathy, nephrolithiasis, or recurrent urinary tract infections who present with vague nonspecific symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman of Russian ethnicity with a history of nephrolithiasis presented to our emergency department with new left-sided pleuritic chest pain amid a 6-week history of constitutional symptoms including fevers, night sweats, and 7 kg of weight loss...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399009/primary-effusion-lymphoma-current-concepts-and-management
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Nivedita Arora, Arjun Gupta, Navid Sadeghi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the current epidemiology, management, and outcomes of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and highlight possible future research efforts. RECENT FINDINGS: Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone-based chemotherapy regimens alone or in combination with immunomodulatory agents (e.g., lenalidomide), or proteasome inhibitors (e.g., bortezomib), or targeted therapies, are commonly used to treat PEL. Highly active antiretroviral therapy should be continued or initiated in patients with HIV infection...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399008/use-of-intrapleural-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-deoxyribonuclease-in-pleural-space-infections-an-update-on-alternative-regimens
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Christopher R Gilbert, Jed A Gorden
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural infection remains a common problem with significant associated morbidity and mortality. The current treatment paradigm for pleural infection appears to be shifting as more recent data have suggested that the use of intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy (IPFT) may be adequate for treatment, potentially avoiding the need for surgical intervention in a significant number of patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The previous Multicenter Intrapleural Sepsis Trial demonstrated improved outcomes when utilizing combined IPFT, however, more recently alterations in this dosing regimen have been explored...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397473/factors-contributing-to-false-negative-enzyme-linked-immunospot-assay-for-interferon-gamma-results-in-active-tuberculosis
#20
Guoli Lian, Fangxiong Du, Hongyan Wu, Min He, Zhigang Liu
BACKGROUND: The enzyme-linked immunospot assay test (T-SPOT.TB) is effective for detecting TB, but there are still some persons with tuberculosis (TB) who have negative results. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that contribute to false negative results in active TB patients. METHODS: We investigated the clinical trial and laboratory data of the active TB patients hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University from May 2013 to November 2014...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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