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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759391/case-report-of-a-hypobaric-chamber-fitness-to-fly-test-in-a-child-with-severe-cystic-lung-disease
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Sarah Loo, Andrew Campbell, Julian Vyas, Naveen Pillarisetti
Patients with severe cystic lung disease are considered to be at risk for cyst rupture during air travel because of the possibility of increase in cyst size and impaired equilibration of pressure between the cysts and other parts of the lung. This may have clinically devastating consequences for the patient but may also result in significant costs for emergency alteration of flight schedule. We report the use of a hypobaric chamber to simulate cabin pressure changes encountered on a commercial flight to assess the safety to fly of a child with severe cystic lung disease secondary to Langerhans cell histiocytosis...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747940/surgical-treatment-for-pulmonary-aspergilloma-early-and-long-term-results
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Mariusz Kasprzyk, Kornel Pieczyński, Krystian Mania, Piotr Gabryel, Cezary Piwkowski, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspergilloma is a difficult therapeutic problem due to the low effectiveness of conservative treatment and high surgical morbidity. AIM: To analyze the early and late results of surgical treatment for pulmonary aspergilloma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2015, 49 patients were treated surgically for pulmonary aspergilloma. Symptoms occurred in 85.7% of cases, including recurrent hemoptysis in 53%. A history of immunosuppressive therapy or chemotherapy was noted in 24...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744781/lung-function-in-pregnancy-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#3
Elżbieta Radzikowska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Monika Franczuk, Iwona Bestry, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease, affecting usually young people. The course of the disease is variable. In some pulmonary LCH patients a severe lung destruction and progression in spite of chemotherapy is observed, but in others just a cessation of smoking induces a regression of the disease. In the present study we seek to determine the influence of pregnancy on pulmonary function in LCH patients, an unchartered area of research. We addressed the issue by investigating eight pregnant women out of the 45 women hospitalized with the diagnosis of pulmonary LCH in the period from 2000 to 2015...
July 26, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734991/endoscopic-full-thickness-resection-using-suture-loop-needle-t-tag-tissue-anchors-in-the-porcine-stomach-with-video
#4
Akira Dobashi, Elizabeth Rajan, Mary A Knipschield, Christopher J Gostout
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) is still challenging and a reliable technique is desirable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of controlled EFTR using a pseudopolyp made from suture loop needle-T-tag (SLNT) tissue anchors in ex vivo porcine stomachs. METHODS: Five pig stomachs were used. Two concentric circumferential border mucosal incisions were made to facilitate isolating a target lesion for full-thickness excision and pseudopolyp formation...
July 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658880/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-endotracheal-tube-size-in-paediatric-patients-and-its-comparison-with-physical-indices-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
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Jagadish G Sutagatti, Ranjana Raja, Madhuri S Kurdi
INTRODUCTION: Choosing the correct Endotracheal Tube (ETT) size is important in paediatric anaesthesia. The subglottic diameter being the narrowest diameter of the paediatric upper airway plays an important role in appropriate ETT size selection. AIM: This study was planned to determine the accuracy of Ultrasonography (USG) to assess the appropriate ETT size and compare it with physical indices based formulae. The secondary outcome was to assess the number of times the tube was changed based on air leak test for USG estimated tube size...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655952/a-novel-technique-for-insertion-of-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airway-comparison-of-the-stylet-tool-with-the-introducer-tool-in-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Vijaykumar Khandale, Friedrich Pühringer, Sushan Gupta, Sohan Lal Solanki, Jigeeshu V Divatia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) has a soft cuff which tends to fold on itself during insertion, resulting in reduced first-attempt success rate. We compared the standard introducer technique of PLMA insertion with a novel method to prevent folding of the cuff using a Rüsch™ Stylet. METHODS: This randomised superiority trial included 120 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II patients between 18 and 80 years, undergoing elective surgeries under general anaesthesia using a PLMA for airway management...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648052/anticancer-therapeutic-alginate-based-tissue-sealants-for-lung-repair
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Spencer L Fenn, Patrick N Charron, Rachael A Oldinski
Injury to the connective tissue that lines the lung, the pleura, or the lung itself can occur from many causes including trauma or surgery, as well as lung diseases or cancers. To address current limitations for patching lung injuries, to stop air or fluid leaks, an adherent hydrogel sealant patch system was developed, based on methacrylated alginate (AMA) and AMA dialdehyde (AMA-DA) blends, which is capable of sealing damaged tissues and sustaining physiological pressures. Methacrylation of alginate hydroxyl groups rendered the polysaccharide capable of photo-cross-linking when mixed with an eosin Y-based photoinitiator system and exposed to visible green light...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610883/the-validation-of-a-no-drain-policy-after-thoracoscopic-major-lung-resection
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Junichi Murakami, Kazuhiro Ueda, Toshiki Tanaka, Taiga Kobayashi, Yoshie Kunihiro, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: The omission of postoperative chest tube drainage may contribute to early recovery after thoracoscopic major lung resection; however, a validation study is necessary before the dissemination of a selective drain policy. METHODS: A total of 162 patients who underwent thoracoscopic anatomical lung resection for lung tumors were enrolled in this study. Alveolar air leaks were sealed with a combination of bioabsorbable mesh and fibrin glue. The chest tube was removed just after the removal of the tracheal tube in selected patients in whom complete pneumostasis was obtained...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584349/comparison-of-actual-and-ideal-body-weight-for-selection-of-appropriate-size-of-proseal%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Sohan Lal Solanki, Jeson R Doctor, Kamlesh K Shekhawat, Sheila Nainan Myatra, Malini Joshi, Jigeeshu V Divatia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ProSeal™ laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) has advantages of providing better cuff seal and the presence of a gastric drain tube. The manufacturer recommends actual body weight (ABW) for size selection. Pharyngeal area reduces with increase in body mass index (BMI); hence, in overweight patients, PLMA selected on ABW may not fit well. We hypothesised that the ideal body weight (IBW) would be more appropriate in size selection of PLMA. METHODS: This randomised, single-blind study included 124 patients of 20-60 years and American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-II, with BMI >25...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567102/neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-chest-x-ray-or-lung-ultrasound-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew Hiles, Anne-Marie Culpan, Catriona Watts, Theresa Munyombwe, Stephen Wolstenhulme
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of morbidity in preterm new-born babies (<37 weeks gestation age). The current diagnostic reference standard includes clinical testing and chest radiography with associated exposure to ionising radiation. The aim of this review was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound against the reference standard in symptomatic neonates of ≤42 weeks gestation age. METHODS: A systematic search of literature published between 1990 and 2016 identified 803 potentially relevant studies...
May 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511075/using-endoscopy-to-minimize-the-extent-of-resection-in-the-management-of-giant-gists-of-the-stomach
#11
Hishaam Ismael, Yury Ragoza, Steven Cox
INTRODUCTION: The stomach is the most common site for GISTs. Wide local resection to achieve negative margins is the standard of care. Giants GISTs requiring extensive resection are usually managed with neo-adjuvant therapy followed by partial or total gastrectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case report of a giant GIST on the lesser curvature of the stomach. Neo-adjuvant therapy was administered. Intra-operative endoscopy was used to reduce the extent of gastric resection...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444366/intraoperative-air-leak-measured-after-lobectomy-is-associated-with-postoperative-duration-of-air-leak
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Alessandro Brunelli, Michele Salati, Cecilia Pompili, Paolo Gentili, Armando Sabbatini
OBJECTIVES: To verify the association between the air leak objectively measured intraoperatively (IAL) using the ventilator and the air leak duration after pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: Prospective analysis on 111 patients submitted to pulmonary lobectomy (33 by video-assisted thoracic surgery). After resection, objective assessment of air leak (in milliliter per minute) was performed before closure of the chest by measuring the difference between a fixed inspired and expired volume, using a tidal volume of 8 ml/kg, a respiratory rate of 10 and a positive-end expiratory pressure of 5 cmH 2 O...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414119/efficacy-of-the-fissureless-technique-on-decreasing-the-incidence-of-prolonged-air-leak-after-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shuang-Jiang Li, Kun Zhou, Yong-Jiang Li, Peng-Fei Li, Yan-Ming Wu, Lun-Xu Liu, Guo-Wei Che
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of fissureless technique in pulmonary lobectomy by applying a meta-analysis of the current evidence. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE and the Web of Science databases to recognize the eligible articles. The relative risk (RR) and weighted mean difference (WMD) with the corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) served as the summarized estimates for dichotomous variables and continuous variables, respectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366465/management-of-intersegmental-plane-on-pulmonary-segmentectomy-concerning-postoperative-complications
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hajime Saito, Hayato Konno, Maiko Atari, Nobuyasu Kurihara, Satoshi Fujishima, Yusuke Sato, Satoru Motoyama, Yoshihiro Minamiya
BACKGROUND: For primary lung cancer, anatomic pulmonary segmentectomy may have a functional advantage over lobectomy; however, persistent air leak or delayed pneumothorax after segmentectomy is prevalent and increases surgical morbidity. To prevent pulmonary complications after pulmonary segmentectomy, we used 2 methods for the involved intersegmental plane: coverage using polyglycolic acid mesh and fibrin glue (mesh cover) or closing it by suturing the pleural edge (pleural suture). We aimed to compare postoperative pulmonary function and complications between the 2 groups...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281441/miliary-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Surendra K Sharma, Alladi Mohan
Miliary tuberculosis (TB) results from a massive lymphohematogenous dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli and is characterized by tiny tubercles evident on gross pathology resembling millet seeds in size and appearance. The global HIV/AIDS pandemic and widespread use of immunosuppressive drugs and biologicals have altered the epidemiology of miliary TB. Considered to be predominantly a disease of infants and children in the pre-antibiotic era, miliary TB is increasingly being encountered in adults as well...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
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H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
July 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198583/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-children-the-effect-of-the-size-of-the-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-on-intracuff-pressure
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Senthil G Krishna, Mumin Hakim, Roby Sebastian, Heather L Dellinger, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: In children, the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube is based on various age-based formulas. However, such formulas may over or underestimate the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube. There are no data on the impact of different-sized cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) on the intracuff pressure in children. AIM: The current study measures intracuff pressure with different-sized cuffed ETT. METHOD: The study was conducted in an in vitro and in vivo phase...
May 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152221/ex-vivo-humidifying-capacity-and-patient-acceptability-of-stoma-cloths-in-laryngectomized-individuals
#18
Liset Lansaat, Cindy van den Boer, Sara H Muller, Vincent van der Noort, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Frans J M Hilgers
BACKGROUND: Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) improve respiratory function after laryngectomy, but there is virtually no information on the benefit of traditional stoma cloths or other covers. METHODS: Two sequential studies were performed: (1) an ex vivo test was used to compare the humidifying capacity of stoma cloths to other coverings; and (2) a 4-week randomized trial was then performed to assess patient acceptability of cloths both alone and with an HME (N = 18)...
February 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149556/effect-of-gender-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy
#19
Jessica R Glover, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Wei Wei Zhang, Kavian Toosi, Tawee Tanvetyanon, Emily P Ng, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: Female gender has been associated with worse outcomes after cardiovascular surgery and critical illness. We investigated the effect of gender on perioperative outcomes following robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 282 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy by one surgeon over 53 months. Perioperative outcomes and clinically significant intraoperative and postoperative complications, including respiratory and cardiovascular events, were noted...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144745/intraoperative-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-and-prevention-of-anastomotic-leakage-in-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
#20
Seung Yoon Yang, Jeonghee Han, Yoon Dae Han, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim, Byung Soh Min
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leakage (AL) after stapled anastomosis in rectal cancer surgery is a major concern. Various types of intraoperative anastomotic air leakage tests (ALTs) have been proposed to reduce AL. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of intraoperative colonoscopy (IOC) as an intraoperative ALT in low anterior resection for rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 1266 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 215 patients who underwent IOC as an ALT in rectal cancer surgery were identified...
May 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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