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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052830/diaphragmatic-rupture-a-single-institution-experience-and-literature-review
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Carlo Corbellini, Stefano Costa, Tiberio Canini, Roberta Villa, Ettore Contessini Avesani
BACKGROUND: Diaphragmatic rupture (DR) is a rare and potentially life-threatening event caused by trauma or spontaneously. DR occasionally occurs several months after the injury. Chest X-ray and computed tomography are the most effective diagnostic methods. Delay in DR diagnosis occurs frequently. This study aimed to examine and improve our understanding of the etiology, clinical presentation, and management of DR. METHODS: This study was performed at the Emergency and General Surgery Department of Fondazione I...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049422/thoracic-trauma-now-and-then-a-10-year-experience-from-16-773-severely-injured-patients
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Klemens Horst, Hagen Andruszkow, Christian D Weber, Miguel Pishnamaz, Christian Herren, Qiao Zhi, Matthias Knobe, Rolf Lefering, Frank Hildebrand, Hans-Christoph Pape
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thoracic trauma remains to be a relevant injury to the polytraumatised patient. However, literature regarding how far changes in clinical guidelines for pre- and in-hospital trauma management and diagnostic procedures affect the outcome of multiple injured patients with severe chest injury during a long-term observation period is sparse. METHODS: Multiple traumatised patients (age≥16y) documented in the TraumaRegister DGU® (TR-DGU) from January 1st 2005 to December 31st 2014 with severe chest trauma (AIS≥3) were included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046036/-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-associated-with-bronchospasm-in-a-woman-with-no-history-of-asthma
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Tonatiuh Ramses Bedolla-Pulido, Martín Bedolla-Barajas
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum most relevant triggering events are cough, vomiting, nutritional problems, physical activity and use of inhaled drugs. Association of spontaneous pneumomediastinum with non-asthma-related bronchospasm is an infrequent event. CLINICAL CASE: This is the case of a 21-year-old woman without personal or family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis or atopy who during late puerperium had 39 °C fever, paroxysmal cough and chest oppression of sudden onset, as well as wheezing and subcutaneous emphysema of the neck; she had no previous nasal symptoms...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044008/analysis-of-the-effect-of-paclitaxel-eluting-stents-and-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-in-the-treatment-of-in-stent-restenosis
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Jiangtao Cheng, Chuanyu Gao, Yuhao Liu, Zhongmin Wang, Xiaohui Zheng, Datun Qi
To compare and analyze the effect and the safety of the paclitaxel-eluting stents and paclitaxel-eluting balloon in the treatment for in-stent rest enosis. 120 cases, who had been undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Department of Cardiology of Henan Provincial People's Hospital from January 2012 to January 2014 were selected. All the patients were randomly treated with paclitaxel-eluting balloon or paclitaxel-eluting stents. The former were divided into different groups that named group A and the later group B...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042693/occult-sources-of-bleeding-in-blunt-trauma-a-narrative-review
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshinori Kosaki, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Taihei Yamada, Kohei Tsukahara, Hiromichi Naito, Takaaki Osako, Atsunori Nakao
Worldwide, hemorrhagic shock in major trauma remains a major potentially preventable cause of death. Controlling bleeding and subsequent coagulopathy is a big challenge. Immediate assessment of unidentified bleeding sources is essential in blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. Chest/pelvic X-ray in conjunction with ultrasonography have been established classically as initial diagnostic imaging modalities to identify the major sources of internal bleeding including intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage related to pelvic fracture...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040263/tuberculosis-detection-and-the-challenges-of-integrated-care-in-rural-china-a-cross-sectional-standardized-patient-study
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Sean Sylvia, Hao Xue, Chengchao Zhou, Yaojiang Shi, Hongmei Yi, Huan Zhou, Scott Rozelle, Madhukar Pai, Jishnu Das
BACKGROUND: Despite recent reductions in prevalence, China still faces a substantial tuberculosis (TB) burden, with future progress dependent on the ability of rural providers to appropriately detect and refer TB patients for further care. This study (a) provides a baseline assessment of the ability of rural providers to correctly manage presumptive TB cases; (b) measures the gap between provider knowledge and practice and; (c) evaluates how ongoing reforms of China's health system-characterized by a movement toward "integrated care" and promotion of initial contact with grassroots providers-will affect the care of TB patients...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037528/driving-pressure-and-hospital-mortality-in-patients-without-ards-a-cohort-study
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Marcello F S Schmidt, Andre C K B Amaral, Eddy Fan, Gordon D Rubenfeld
BACKGROUND: Driving pressure is associated with mortality in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and with pulmonary complications in patients undergoing general anesthesia. Whether driving pressure is associated with outcomes of patients without ARDS ventilated in the intensive care unit is unknown. Our objective was to determine the independent association between driving pressure and outcomes in mechanically ventilated patients without ARDS on day 1 of mechanical ventilation...
October 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037310/latent-tuberculosis-infection-screening-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-patients-preceding-anti-tnf-therapy-in-a-tuberculosis-high-risk-country
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Juliana Barbosa Brunelli, Karina Rossi Bonfiglioli, Clovis A Silva, Katia Tomie Kozu, Claudia Goldenstein-Schainberg, Eloisa Bonfa, Nadia Emi Aikawa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate, in an endemic country, the long-term efficacy of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening and primary prophylaxis in patients with JIA receiving TNF blockers. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort that included JIA patients eligible to anti-TNF therapy. Patients were screened for LTBI prior to anti-TNF using tuberculin skin test (TST), chest X-ray and history of exposure to TB. Subjects were regularly followed at 2-month intervals...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037293/community-based-active-case-finding-for-tuberculosis-in-rural-western-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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C Chen, C-G Yang, X Gao, Z-Z Lu, F-X Tang, J Cheng, Q Gao, V Cárdenas
SETTING: Current passive case finding strategies are not effective at identifying tuberculosis (TB) patients in rural China. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a community-based, active case finding (ACF) scheme in identifying symptomatic individuals with TB. DESIGN: We conducted door-to-door household visits of all residents aged 15 years at two rural sites to screen for TB symptoms. Individuals with symptoms were enrolled and asked to provide three sputum samples...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033427/a-case-of-igg4-related-lung-pseudotumor-and-pleural-inflammation-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Kazunori Nagashima, Itsuki Sano, Tomoe Kobayashi, Kazunori Eto, Kosuke Nagai, Ryusuke Ninomiya, Akira Suzuki, Yoshihiro Oohata, Kouhei Konishi, Tsuyoshi Nakano, Fumiyasu Yamamoto
A 63-year-old man was admitted to our department following a secondary medical examination. Blood tests showed high levels of liver enzymes, IgG, IgG4, and antinuclear antibody. Computed tomography showed tumors in the bilateral lower lobes of the lungs and pleural thickening. After pleural and liver biopsy procedures, he was conclusively diagnosed with IgG4-related lung pseudotumor and pleural inflammation with autoimmune hepatitis. We started treatment with prednisolone 40 mg/day, and chest X-rays and blood tests showed signs of improvement...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033394/diagnostic-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer-prevention
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Roberto Gasparri, Rosalia Romano, Giulia Sedda, Alessandro Borri, Francesco Petrella, Domenico Galetta, Monica Casiraghi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for neoplasm. The lung cancer mortality is frequently associated with late diagnosis, therefore an early diagnosis is a key factor to significantly improve overall survival in high risk populations of asymptomatic patients. Conventional cancer screenings (low-dose computed tomography or chest x-ray) today offers early detection but are invasive and expensive. Up to date these studies evaluated the solid and topographic cancer structure and morphology. Today the concept of tumor has been remodeled and it has been defined as a disease that has its own genetic, biological and metabolic identity and on this new awareness we should base the new screening methods...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033239/socioeconomic-factors-health-behavior-and-late-stage-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-considering-the-impact-of-delay-in-diagnosis
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Mostafa Dianatinasab, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah, Nima Daneshi, Mohammad Zare-Bandamiri, Abbas Rezaeianzadeh, Mohammad Fararouei
BACKGROUND: Stage of cancer at diagnosis is one of the most important factors in patient prognosis. By controlling for diagnostic delay, this study aimed to identify factors associated with late-stage breast cancer (BC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From November 2014 to January 2017, required information on 497 patients who were newly diagnosed with BC was obtained from patients' medical records. Logistic regression was used to measure the association between cancer stage and study variables...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033151/is-it-adequate-to-carry-out-a-chest-ct-in-patients-with-mild-moderate-chest-trauma
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V García de Pereda de Blas, M Carreras Aja, S Carbajo Azabal, E Arana-Arri
Mild-moderate blunt chest trauma is defined as a blunt chest trauma that is not caused by a high-energy mechanism, causing thoracic tenderness with or without rib fractures and that has no immediate life-threatening consequences for the patient. It is a frequent clinical situation in the emergency department. The most common radiological techniques that are used in this context are chest X-ray and thoracic computed tomography (CT). The CT scan is set as the gold standard. However, there are no current clinical-radiological guidelines that establish the adequacy of the requests of the CT scan...
October 12, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031963/-spirometric-and-radiographic-profile-of-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treated-and-cured-at-the-department-of-pulmonology-of-brazzaville-university-hospital
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E L P Bemba, R Moyikoua, A R Ouedraogo, R G Bopaka, P P Koumeka, K B Ossale Abacka, J Mboussa
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a real public health problem in Congo. Pulmonary localization can lead to sequelae of respiratory functional repercussions. OBJECTIVE: Describe the spirometric and radiographic profile of patients treated with pulmonary tuberculosis treated and cured. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that included 150 patients with previous pulmonary tuberculosis with positive microscopy treated and cured in the Pulmonary Department of Brazzaville University Hospital...
October 11, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031289/histological-examination-in-obtaining-a-diagnosis-in-patients-with-lymphadenopathy-in-lima-peru
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Daniela E Kirwan, Cesar Ugarte-Gil, Robert H Gilman, Syed M Hasan Rizvi, Gustavo Cerrillo, Jaime Cok, Eduardo Ticona, José Luis Cabrera, Eduardo D Matos, Carlton A Evans, David A J Moore, Jon S Friedland, The Lymph Node Tuberculosis Lntb Working Group
The differential diagnosis for lymphadenopathy is wide and clinical presentations overlap, making obtaining an accurate diagnosis challenging. We sought to characterize the clinical and radiological characteristics, histological findings, and diagnoses for a cohort of patients with lymphadenopathy of unknown etiology. 121 Peruvian adults with lymphadenopathy underwent lymph node biopsy for microbiological and histopathological evaluation. Mean patient age was 41 years (Interquartile Range 26-52), 56% were males, and 39% were HIV positive...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030560/risk-of-sarcopenia-and-osteoporosis-in-male-tuberculosis-survivors-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Chang-Jin Choi, Whan-Seok Choi, Churl-Min Kim, Sook-Young Lee, Kyung-Soo Kim
Short-term prospective studies have suggested that pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) preludes permanent loss of lean tissue and fat mass even when TB treatment is effective. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of sarcopenia and osteoporosis among Korean male TB survivors. Data of the population-based, Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (2008-2011) were analyzed, including 3,228 males aged 50 years or older who underwent chest X-ray (CXR) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027655/determinants-of-immediate-failure-of-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-outside-the-intensive-care-unit
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Killen H Briones Claudett, Monica H Briones Claudett, Antonio M Esquinas, Michelle Grunauer Andrade
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to characterize which are the early determinants of immediate failure of the use of noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) outside the ICU. METHODS: This prospective study included patients who were admitted to the Military Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Each variable was analyzed independently by using a multiple logistic regression model toward establishing an association with the event. A P-value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant...
October 13, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027181/excellent-inter-observer-agreement-between-radiologist-and-nurse-tracheal-carina-based-identification-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-tip-position
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Xiaoxia Zhang, Dan Jia, Nengwen Ke, Chang Liu, Lan Fu, Xiuying Hu
INTRODUCTION: Accurate identification of position of a central venous catheter tip is important to reduce catheter-related complications. Nevertheless, inter-observer bias limits the accuracy of traditional method for determining tip position on chest x-ray (CXR) images. The aim of this study was to explore a simple and objective method for assessing position of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) tip on CXR image. METHODS: Tracheal carina was used as the landmark to identify positions of catheter tips...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027126/etiology-and-risk-factors-determining-poor-outcome-of-severe-pneumonia-in-under-five-children
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Suresh Kumar Jakhar, Mukul Pandey, Dheeraj Shah, V G Ramachandran, Rumpa Saha, Natasha Gupta, Piyush Gupta
OBJECTIVES: To determine the etiology of severe pneumonia (pneumonia with chest indrawing) in under-five children, and to study the risk factors for poor outcomes viz., 'treatment failure', 'need for change in antibiotics', 'prolonged hospital stay', 'need for mechanical ventilation' and 'mortality.' METHODS: Children (age 2 mo to 5 y) with pneumonia and chest drawing were enrolled prospectively from October 2012 through September 2013. Clinical history was recorded, and examination, anthropometry and investigations (including chest X-ray, blood culture and nasopharyngeal swab culture) were performed...
October 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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