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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640779/nonoperative-management-rather-than-endovascular-repair-may-be-safe-for-grade-ii-blunt-traumatic-aortic-injuries-an-eleven-year-retrospective-analysis
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Stephen M Spencer, Karen Safcsak, Chadwick P Smith, Michael L Cheatham, Indermeet S Bhullar
BACKGROUND: The Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) guidelines currently suggest thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for grade II-IV and non-operative management (NOM) for grade I blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). However, there is increasing evidence that grade II may also be observed safely. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of TEVAR and NOM for grade I-IV BTAI and determine if grade II can be safely observed with NOM. METHODS: The records of patients with BTAI from 2004 to 2015 at a Level I trauma center were retrospectively reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635683/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-pulmonary-involvement-and-atypical-skin-lesion
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Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Cláudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Nathalia Silva Araújo, Anderson F L Castro, Muriel Silva Moura, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, João Antonio S Queiroz, Natanael Barbosa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematodermic malignancy neoplasm with highly aggressive course and poor prognosis. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood.  CASE REPORT Here, we report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented a violaceus skin lesion on the lateral region of the right thigh, weight loss, fever, and lymphadenopathies. Computed tomography (CT) displayed thoracic and abdominal lymph node and alveolar bleeding...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635205/recurrence-of-right-lower-lobe-pneumonia-3-years-after-the-first-episode-in-an-otherwise-healthy-13-year-old-girl
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Antonino Capizzi, Oliviero Sacco, Giovanni A Rossi, Michela Silvestri
Recurrent pneumonia is one of the most frequent reasons for referral to paediatric chest physicians. The diagnostic work-up is dependent on whether infection repeatedly occurs in the same lung lobe, or affects multiple lobes and/or different areas in different episodes. A 13-year-old girl was admitted with a second episode of right lower lobe pneumonia. The chest x-ray demonstrated an inhomogeneous opacity, without a clearly recognizable segmental distribution. A contrast-enhanced CT scan, was therefore performed that showed a polycyclic consolidation with blood supply from a systemic artery, originated from the thoracic aorta...
May 25, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630775/a-rare-case-of-paraneoplastic-aortitis-associated-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Sylwia Sasinowska, Pamela Traisak, Michael McCormack, Hala Eid
Aortitis is a broad term describing inflammation of the aorta. The most common causes of aortitis are the large-vessel vasculitides giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis. Other etiologies include aortitis associated with other autoimmune disorders, infectious causes, and paraneoplastic and idiopathic cases. We describe a rare case of a large-vessel arteritis occurring in association with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). A 68-year-old female with recent diagnosis of CMML presented to our office for evaluation of abnormal chest computed tomography (CT) that showed inflammation surrounding the entirety of thoracic and abdominal aorta, consistent with aortitis...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629559/prospective-intra-individual-comparison-of-standard-dose-versus-reduced-dose-thoracic-ct-using-hybrid-and-pure-iterative-reconstruction-in-a-follow-up-cohort-of-pulmonary-nodules-effect-of-detectability-of-pulmonary-nodules-with-lowering-dose-based-on-nodule
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Varut Vardhanabhuti, Chun-Lap Pang, Sean Tenant, James Taylor, Christopher Hyde, Carl Roobottom
OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of lung nodule detection in thoracic CT using 2 reduced dose protocols comparing 3 available CT reconstruction algorithms (filtered back projection-FBP, adaptive statistical reconstruction-ASIR and model-based iterative reconstruction-MBIR) in a western population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective single-center study recruited 98 patients with written consent. Standard dose (STD) thoracic CT followed by 2 reduced-dose protocols using automatic tube current modulation (RD1) and fixed tube current (RD2) were performed and reconstructed with FBP, ASIR and MBIR with subsequent diagnostic accuracy analysis for nodule detection...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629434/reduction-of-breathing-irregularity-related-motion-artifacts-in-low-pitch-spiral-4d-ct-by-optimized-projection-binning
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René Werner, Christian Hofmann, Eike Mücke, Tobias Gauer
BACKGROUND: Respiration-correlated CT (4D CT) is the basis of radiotherapy treatment planning of thoracic and abdominal tumors. Current clinical 4D CT images suffer, however, from artifacts due to unfulfilled assumptions concerning breathing pattern regularity. We propose and evaluate modifications to existing low-pitch spiral 4D CT reconstruction protocols to counteract respective artifacts. METHODS: The proposed advanced reconstruction (AR) approach consists of two steps that build on each other: (1) statistical analysis of the breathing signal recorded during CT data acquisition and extraction of a patient-specific reference breathing cycle for projection binning; (2) incorporation of an artifact measure into the reconstruction...
June 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628646/the-impact-of-glycemic-status-on-radiological-manifestations-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-diabetic-patients
#7
Li-Kuo Huang, Hsueh-Han Wang, Yi-Chun Lai, Shi-Chuan Chang
SETTING: Diabetes mellitus (DM) may increase risk of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and influence its radiological manifestations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of glycemic status on radiological findings of PTB in diabetic patients. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2015, chest radiographs (CXRs) in consecutive 214 DM patients with culture-proved PTB and 123 available thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans were enrolled. An equal number of non-DM patients with similar demographics was included as the control group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626825/phace-s-syndrome-report-of-a-case-with-new-ocular-and-systemic-manifestations
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Raheleh Assari, Vahid Ziaee, Sasan Moghimi, Mohammad Reza Akbari, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi
PURPOSE: To describe an infant with PHACE(S) syndrome [posterior fossa anomalies (P), hemangiomas (H), arterial anomalies (A), cardiac abnormalities and coarctation of aorta (C), eye abnormalities (E), and the sternal defects (S)] with unusual strabismus, congenital glaucoma, and new systemic manifestations. METHODS: A 6-month-old girl was referred with large hemangiomas on the left side of the face. RESULTS: In the ocular examination, right esotropia and hypotropia, and limitation of elevation in adduction in the right eye were seen...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626632/synchronous-mucinous-and-non-mucinous-lung-adenocarcinomas-with-different-epidermal-growth-mutational-status
#9
Rita Linhas, David Tente, Margarida Dias, Ana Barroso
In recent years, the spread of more-sensitive diagnostic methods has resulted in an increase of synchronous multiple primary lung cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, its occurrence is still rare. Distinction between synchronous lesions from second independent primary tumors is a problem when dealing with multiple lung tumors, particularly if the histological type is the same. We present a case report of a 78-year-old female patient referred to our institution due to pneumonia. A subsequent thoracic computed tomography (CT) was performed showing two suspicious lesions, one in the right upper lobe and the other in the right inferior lobe...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626072/5-ht-causes-splanchnic-venodilation
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Bridget Mahon Seitz, Hakan Orer, Teresa Krieger-Burke, Emma S Darios, Janice M Thompson, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytrypamine) causes relaxation of the isolated superior mesenteric vein (SMV), a splanchnic blood vessel, through activation of the 5-HT7 receptor. As part of studies designed to identify the mechanism(s) through which chronic (>24 hours) infusion of 5-HT lowers blood pressure, we test the hypothesis that 5-HT causes an in vitro and in vivo splanchnic venodilation that is 5-HT7 receptor-dependent. In tissue baths for measurement of isometric contraction, the portal vein (PV) and abdominal inferior vena cava (Ab IVC) relaxed to 5-HT and the 5-HT1/7 receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT); relaxation was abolished by the 5-HT7 receptor antagonist SB269970...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624897/corrosion-of-harrington-rod-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-long-term-effects
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Beth Sherman, Tanya Crowell
PURPOSE: Metal implants have been used to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis since the 1960s. Only recently, however, it has the issue of metal-bone breakdown secondary to metal corrosion in situ come to light, raising concerns of possible long-term complications from the resulting metallosis and inflammation of spinal tissues. We present a case of a patient with neurological deficit, pain, and disability with Harrington rod in place for over 30 years, to bring attention to the issue of bio-corrosion of metal implants and its effect on human tissue...
June 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624480/evaluation-of-thoracic-vertebrae-rotation-in-patients-with-pectus-excavatum
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Ryszard Tomaszewski, Łukasz Wiktor, Ludwina Machała
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to evaluate thoracic vertebrae rotation in patients with pectus excavatum. Moreover, we wanted to assess the prevalence, the severity and relationship between pectus excavatum and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS: We performed retrospective analysis of 82 preoperative chest CT in children with pectus excavatum performed between January 2008 and December 2011. For each patient Haller Index and Cobb angle was measured...
June 14, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618854/verification-of-organ-doses-calculated-by-a-dose-monitoring-software-tool-based-on-monte-carlo-simulation-in-thoracic-ct-protocols
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Nika Guberina, Saravanabavaan Suntharalingam, Kai Naßenstein, Michael Forsting, Jens Theysohn, Axel Wetter, Adrian Ringelstein
Background The importance of monitoring of the radiation dose received by the human body during computed tomography (CT) examinations is not negligible. Several dose-monitoring software tools emerged in order to monitor and control dose distribution during CT examinations. Some software tools incorporate Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) and allow calculation of effective dose and organ dose apart from standard dose descriptors. Purpose To verify the results of a dose-monitoring software tool based on MCS in assessment of effective and organ doses in thoracic CT protocols...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616378/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-presenting-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jia Hou, Yanan Zhang, Ri Gong, Xiwei Zheng, Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive heterogeneous group of conditions with variable clinical findings. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old nonsmoking Chinese man present to the emergency department of our hospital with acute-onset breathlessness and sudden-onset left-sided chest pain. The patient had 6 years primary infertility and suffered from recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infections since childhood. Chest X-ray was performed, which showed a left-sided pneumothorax with lung collapse...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616352/aortic-polyaneurysmal-disease-case-report
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Lucas Alvarez García, Paula Vidal Fernández, Miguel Felipe García Gimeno, Miguel Angel González Arranz, Maria Emma González González, Diego López García, Salvador Tagarro Villalba, Santiago Rodríguez Camarero
We report a 78-year-old man who presents progression of his aneurysmatic pathology with previous abdominal infrarenal aortic surgery 20 years later. The computed tomography (CT) scan showed proximal degeneration of the infrarenal aorta, left iliac aneurysm and a new descending thoracic aneurysm close to the aortic arch. The surgical treatment was staged in two times due to the evolution of the aneurysm measures. First, the thoracic and the infrarenal aneurysms were covered each one with endoprosthesis. Four years later the iliac disease was solved with a branched specific iliac endograft...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616274/remedial-localization-after-dislodgement-of-primary-mechanical-localization-in-lung-surgery
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Long Wang, Xufeng Zhang, Mu Li, Xiermaimaiti Kadeer, Chenyang Dai, Zhe Shi, Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Unhooking or displacement of hookwire or microcoil due to technical failures is rather common. We aim to establish a new technique for remedial localization in the case of displacement or unhooking of primary mechanical localization during lung surgery. METHODS: From February 2014 to September 2015, 18 consecutive cases of intraoperative dislodgement during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) were enrolled. Nodule's projection on body surface was located by analyzing computed tomography (CT) images, and a needle was inserted into thoracic cavity through this point...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615652/development-of-a-computer-aided-design-and-finite-element-analysis-combined-method-for-customized-nuss-bar-in-pectus-excavatum-surgery
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Longhan Xie, Siqi Cai, Liang Xie, Gang Chen, Haiyu Zhou
Pectus excavatum (PEX) is the most common chest deformity in children, which is usually corrected by using the minimally invasive Nuss method. The orthopedic effect of the Nuss operation is mainly evaluated by both the Haller index and the appearance of the chest wall configuration, which is dependent on the operator's clinical experience to a great extent. To improve the orthopedic effect, we proposed a novel method to individually design and optimize the shape of the Nuss bar and to advise its location as well as the incisions...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613935/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-in-mesa
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John S Kim, Anna J Podolanczuk, Priya Borker, Steven M Kawut, Ganesh Raghu, Joel D Kaufman, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Eric A Hoffman, R Graham Barr, Daniel J Gottlieb, Susan S Redline, David J Lederer
RATIONALE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been postulated to contribute to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by promoting alveolar epithelial injury via tractional forces and intermittent hypoxia. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether OSA is associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) and with biomarkers of alveolar epithelial injury and remodeling. METHODS: We performed cross-sectional analyses of 1,690 community-dwelling adults who underwent 15-channel in-home polysomnography and thoracic computed tomography (CT) imaging in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
June 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612467/the-effect-of-age-and-demographics-on-rib-shape
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Sven A Holcombe, Stewart C Wang, James B Grotberg
Elderly populations have a higher risk of rib fractures and other associated thoracic injuries than younger adults, and the changes in body morphology that occur with age are a potential cause of this increased risk. Rib centroidal path geometry for 20 627 ribs was extracted from computed tomography (CT) scans of 1042 live adult subjects, then fitted to a six-parameter mathematical model that accurately characterizes rib size and shape, and a three-parameter model of rib orientation within the body. Multivariable regression characterized the independent effect of age, height, weight, and sex on the rib shape and orientation across the adult population, and statistically significant effects were seen from all demographic factors (P < 0...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611938/anatomic-study-of-the-vascular-perfusion-of-the-sternum-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-deep-sternal-wound-infection
#20
Nick Spindler, Florian Kaatz, Christine Feja, Christian Etz, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Ingo Bechmann, Christoph Josten, Stefan Langer, Sabine Loeffler
Introduction: Deep sternal wound infections (DSWI) are a rare but devastating complication after median sternotomy. Minor perfusion in bone and soft tissue, especially after recruiting the internal mammary artery for bypass supports the development of wound infection and nonunion of the sternal bone. The aim of the study was the macroscopic and radiological presentation of the vascular system supplying the sternum, in particular the compensating blood supply routes in the event that the internal mammary artery is no longer available after use as a bypass vessel...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
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