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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099387/use-of-an-evidence-based-algorithm-for-patients-with-traumatic-hemothorax-reduces-need-for-additional-interventions
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Bradley M Dennis, Stephen P Gondek, Richard A Guyer, Susan E Hamblin, Oliver L Gunter, Oscar D Guillamondegui
BACKGROUND: Concerted management of the traumatic hemothorax is ill-defined. Surgical management of specific hemothoraces may be beneficial. A comprehensive strategy to delineate appropriate patients for additional procedures does not exist. We developed an evidence-based algorithm for hemothorax management. We hypothesize the use of this algorithm will decrease additional interventions. METHODS: A pre/post study was performed on all patients admitted to our trauma service with traumatic hemothorax from August 2010 to September 2013...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079960/successful-medical-management-of-a-domestic-longhair-cat-with-subdural-intracranial-empyema-and-multifocal-pneumonia
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Thomas J A Cardy, Richard Lam, Laureen M Peters, Philippa J McLaren, Màrian Matas Riera, Steven De Decker
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of successful medical management of subdural intracranial empyema and multifocal pneumonia in a domestic longhaired cat. CASE SUMMARY: A 7-year-and-8-month-old male neutered domestic longhair cat presented with tachypnea, respiratory compromise, vestibular ataxia, obtundation, left-sided head tilt, and multiple cranial nerve deficits. Neuroanatomical localization was multifocal with central vestibular involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head indicated diffuse subdural empyema, mainly affecting the middle cranial fossa and the right cerebrum...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078131/a-novel-management-of-post-oesophagectomy-gastro-pleural-fistula
#3
Javaid Ishtiaq, Jonathan Sutton, Waqar Ahmed
Oesophageal anastomotic leak and fistula are major and life-threatening complications of oesophagectomy with resultant increased mortality. Non-operative approach of such cases should be the initial strategy. Re-operative surgery and/or stent insertion are considered if conservative measures failed. Although oesophageal stenting is a safe option for the leaks, stent migration and failure to completely cover large anastomotic leaks are the main complications and pitfalls of the procedure. These can be overcome by using multiple or larger stents...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073573/surgery-for-predominant-lesion-in-nonlocalized-bronchiectasis
#4
Jie Dai, Xinsheng Zhu, Dongliang Bian, Ke Fei, Gening Jiang, Peng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Patients with nonlocalized bronchiectasis are encountered commonly; however, there is little information regarding surgical intervention in this patient population. The aim of this study was to evaluate symptomatic response and safety of anatomic resection of the predominant lesion via the use of lobectomy for the management of nonlocalized bronchiectasis. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 37 consecutive patients who underwent lobectomy via thoracotomy for nonlocalized bronchiectasis between 2010 and 2013...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049376/management-of-pleural-space-after-lung-resection-by-cryoneuroablation-of-phrenic-nerve
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Xiao-Jie Pan, De-Bin Ou, Xing Lin, Ming-Fang Ye
OBJECTIVES: Residual air space problems after pulmonary lobectomy are an important concern in thoracic surgical practice, and various procedures have been applied to manage them. This study describes a novel technique using controllable paralysis of the diaphragm by localized freezing of the phrenic nerve, and assesses the effectiveness of this procedure to reduce air space after pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: In this prospective randomized study, 207 patients who underwent lobectomy or bilobectomy and systematic mediastinal node dissection in our department between January 2009 and November 2013 were randomly allocated to a cryoneuroablation group or a conventional group...
January 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018766/differentiation-of-lung-cancer-empyema-and-abscess-through-the-investigation-of-a-dry-cough
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Brittany Urso, Scott Michaels
An acute dry cough results commonly from bronchitis or pneumonia. When a patient presents with signs of infection, respiratory crackles, and a positive chest radiograph, the diagnosis of pneumonia is more common. Antibiotic failure in a patient being treated for community-acquired pneumonia requires further investigation through chest computed tomography. If a lung mass is found on chest computed tomography, lung empyema, abscess, and cancer need to be included on the differential and managed aggressively. This report describes a 55-year-old Caucasian male, with a history of obesity, recovered alcoholism, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension, presenting with an acute dry cough in the primary care setting...
November 24, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009947/root-replacement-for-graft-infection-using-an-all-biologic-xenopericardial-conduit
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Sabina P W Guenther, Angela Reichelt, Sven Peterss, Maximilian Luehr, Erik Bagaev, Christian Hagl, Maximilian A Pichlmaier, Nawid Khaladj
BACKGROUND: The management of graft infection following ascending aortic replacement (AAR) and/or aortic valve replacement (AVR) with destruction of the root remains a challenge. Besides technical issues, the choice of graft material is controversial. The study aim was to investigate the initial results of aortic root replacement (ARR) as redo-surgery for infection using the xenopericardial all-biologic conduit (BioIntegral) as an alternative to a homograft or prosthetic material. METHODS: Between February 2013 and January 2015, a total of 18 consecutive patients (16 males, two females; mean age 61 ± 14 years) were reoperated on for infection at a mean of 55 ± 61 months (range: 3 to 219 months) following previous AVR (n = 6), supracoronary aortic replacement (SAR, n = 2), AVR + SAR (n = 1), root replacement (n = 7), and root reconstruction (n = 2)...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999711/rapidly-progressing-interhemispheric-subdural-empyema-showing-a-three-fold-increase-in-size-within-12-hours-case-report
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Mehmet O Yüksel, Mehmet S Gürbüz, Numan Karaarslan, Tezcan Caliskan
BACKGROUND: Subdural empyema is a rare form of intracranial infection. It is described as accumulation of purulent infective material between the inner layer of dura mater and outer layer of arachnoid membrane. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department with acute left hemiplegia and was diagnosed with interhemispheric subdural empyema that showed a three-fold increase in size within 12 hours. Complete recovery was achieved with emergency surgical evacuation and additional 3 weeks of antibiotic treatment...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989426/surgical-management-of-complicated-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-children
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Jin-Yao Lai, Wendy Yang, Yung-Ching Ming
BACKGROUND: There are no well-established indications for the surgical management of acute necrotizing pneumonitis in children. This study presents our experience regarding this challenging topic. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2009, 56 necrotizing pneumonitis patients with empyema were treated surgically. The outcomes were analyzed retrospectively. Computed tomography findings of massive lung necrosis or large cavities involving more than 50% of the involved lobe were deemed to be complicated necrotizing pneumonitis...
October 28, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984384/mixing-it-up-coadministration-of-tpa-dnase-in-complicated-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-and-empyema
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Raju Bishwakarma, Shiwan Shah, Luba Frank, Wei Zhang, Gulshan Sharma, Shawn P E Nishi
BACKGROUND: A recent randomized controlled trial showed 12 serial doses of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and deoxyribonuclease (DNase) is safe and effective in managing complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions and empyema (CPEE). However, this regimen is laborious, requiring trained personnel to open/close the chest tube 8 times daily for 3 days. We present our observational data using a simplified regimen of coadministered tPA/DNase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of patients who received coadministered tPA/DNase for CPEE from January 2012 to April 2015 at the University of Texas Medical Branch...
January 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904839/noncardiac-thoracic-surgery-in-abidjan-from-1977-to-2015
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Yves Tanauh, Flavien Kendja, Hervé Yangni-Angate, Blaise Demine, Raphaël Ouédé, Maurice Kouacou
BACKGROUND: To report and analyze noncardiac thoracic operations performed at the Cardiology Institute of Abidjan (Institut de Cardiologie d'Abidjan) from 1977 to 2015. METHODS: This is a retrospective and descriptive study covering 39 years, from 1977 to 2015. This study period was divided into three periods of 13 years each: P1 from 1977 to 1989, P2 from 1990 to 2002 and P3 from 2003 to 2015. Medical records of 2014 operated patients were analyzed: 414 patients for P1, 464 patients for P2, 1,136 patients for P3...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891283/streptococcus-intermedius-causing-necrotizing-pneumonia-in-an-immune-competent-female-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Faris Hannoodi, Israa Ali, Hussam Sabbagh, Sarwan Kumar
We report a case of a 52-year-old immunocompetent Caucasian female treated for necrotizing Streptococcus intermedius pneumonia and review available literature of similar cases. Our patient presented with respiratory failure and required hospitalization and treatment in the intensive care unit. Moreover, she required surgical drainage of right lung empyema as well as decortication and resection. The review of literature revealed three cases of S. intermedius pneumonia, one of which was a mortality. Comparison of the published cases showed a highly varied prehospital course and radiological presentations, with a symptomatic phase ranging from 10 days to five months...
2016: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866276/manual-intrapleural-saline-flushing-plus-urokinase-a-potentially-useful-therapy-for-complicated-parapneumonic-effusions-and-empyemas
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José M Porcel, Horacio Valencia, Silvia Bielsa
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the safety profile and effectiveness of manual pleural saline flushing, in addition to urokinase, for managing complicated parapneumonic effusions and empyemas. METHODS: Retrospective comparative review of 23 consecutive patients with complicated parapneumonic effusions or empyemas who received saline flushing plus urokinase through small-bore chest catheters, and 39 who were only treated with fibrinolytics. Both groups had similar baseline characteristics and treatments were mostly protocol-driven...
November 19, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845052/the-management-of-benign-pleural-effusions-using-indwelling-pleural-catheters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Monali Patil, Samjot Singh Dhillon, Kristopher Attwood, Marwan Saoud, Abdul H Alraiyes, Kassem Harris
INTRODUCTION: Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC), which was initially introduced for the management of recurrent malignant effusions, could be a valuable management option for recurrent benign pleural effusions (BPE) in place of chemical pleurodesis. The purpose of this study is to analyze the efficacy and safety of IPC in the management of refractory non-malignant effusions. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on the published literature...
November 11, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826090/subdural-empyema-in-the-setting-of-multimodal-intracranial-monitoring
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Jian Guan, Emily S Spivak, Christopher Wilkerson, Min S Park
BACKGROUND: Multimodal intracranial monitoring is becoming an increasingly common tool in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury. Although numerous reports detailing the benefits of such advanced monitoring exist in the literature, there is minimal discussion of the possible complications that may arise in this patient population. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 32-year-old patient who had been assaulted and presented initially at an outside facility with a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8...
November 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823364/medical-management-of-spinal-epidural-empyema-in-five-dogs
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Susana R Monforte Monteiro, Antonella Gallucci, Nicolas Rousset, Paul M Freeman, Edward J Ives, Gualtiero Gandini, Nicolas Granger, An E Vanhaesebrouck
CASE DESCRIPTION 5 dogs were examined because of clinical signs of myelopathy, including signs of pain associated with the spinal region and rapidly progressive neurologic deficits. CLINICAL FINDINGS In all dogs, results of MRI were consistent with spinal epidural empyema. Concurrent infectious processes were identified at adjacent or distant sites in all dogs, including diskospondylitis, prostatitis, dermatitis, paraspinal infection following a penetrating injury, urinary tract infection, and pyothorax. Bacteria were isolated from 3 dogs; Escherichia coli was isolated from blood, urine, and prostatic wash samples from 1 dog; a Pasteurella sp was isolated from a percutaneous aspirate from an adjacent infected wound in a second dog; and a Corynebacterium sp was isolated from a thoracic fluid sample from a third dog...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776948/-what-place-for-the-thoracostomy-thoracmyoplasty-in-the-management-of-the-chronic-pleural-empyema
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M Lakranbi, S Rabiou, L Belliraj, I Issoufou, F Z Ammor, J Ghalimi, Y Ouadnouni, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of empyema after pneumonectomy or in suites with chronic pleural pocket is a dreaded complication. The management is long and difficult. The authors report their experience before this complication including infection control by an emptying of the pleural pocket percutaneous drainage or thoracostomy which will be complemented by a thoracomyoplasty the aim to erase the pleural pocket. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted between 2009 and 2015 concerning the records of 9 patients treated for empyema or in the aftermath of a lung resection or as part of a chronic pleural pocket and calcific...
December 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743745/use-of-transcranial-doppler-for-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-critically-ill-children
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Laurence Ducharme-Crevier, Michele G Mills, Priya M Mehta, Craig M Smith, Mark S Wainwright
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to characterize changes in cerebral blood flow measured using transcranial Doppler in children with central nervous system infections. We hypothesized that children with central nervous system infections have abnormal cerebral blood flow, associated with a greater frequency of complications and poor neurological outcome. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, retrospective study of children admitted to the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit with central nervous system infection and undergoing transcranial Doppler as part of routine care between March 2011 and July 2015...
December 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742739/something-doesn-t-smell-right-when-a-patient-with-empyema-isn-t-responding-to-guideline-based-management
#20
Nancy Y Chen, Jeffrey M Bender, Jennifer Dien Bard, Margaret J Trost, Mark H Corden
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November 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
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