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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890830/cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-combined-with-two-stage-hepatectomy-for-multiple-and-bilobar-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-liver-metastases
#1
Alejandro Cracco, Mayank Roy, Conrad H Simpfendorfer
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare mesenchymal tumor usually affecting young patients. Local dissemination is common, and liver is the most common site for extraperitoneal metastases. Multimodal management has been shown to be the most effective treatment. Some authors consider liver metastases especially bi-lobar disease as a contraindication for surgical resection. We present a case of a DSRCT with bi-lobar metastases in an adult patient who underwent multi-modal management along with hepatectomy...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879077/a-rare-case-of-actinomyces-meyeri-empyema-still-a-challenging-entity-to-manage
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Vera Clérigo, Lígia Fernandes, Amélia Feliciano, Lurdes Carvalho
Actinomyces meyeri is a rare pathogen and an infrequent cause of human actinomycosis. Less than ten cases were reported in the English-literature to date concerning A. meyeri empyema. We herein report a case to promote the awareness and adequate management of the disease. A 44-year-old immunocompetent male with known pulmonary disease was diagnosed with an A. meyeri empyema. He underwent chest tube drainage and a short-term treatment with clindamycin for 4 months. This is the first report of a patient with structural pulmonary disease with an A...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844414/childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-review-of-etiology-and-antimicrobial-treatment-studies
#3
REVIEW
Gerdien A Tramper-Stranders
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of childhood morbidity worldwide. Because of the rising antimicrobial resistance rates and adverse effects of childhood antibiotic use on the developing microbiome, rational prescribing of antibiotics for CAP is important. This review summarizes and critically reflects on the available evidence for the epidemiology, etiology and antimicrobial management of childhood CAP. Larger prospective studies on antimicrobial management derive mostly from low- or middle-income countries as they have the highest burden of CAP...
July 15, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840071/chronic-thoracolumbar-subdural-empyema-case-report-and-surgical-management
#4
Azam Basheer, Mohamed Macki, Morenikeji Buraimoh, Asim Mahmood
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord abscesses and spinal subdural empyemas are rare and difficult to treat. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 35-year-old male presented to an outside institution with 2 months of progressive low back pain, weakness, and bowel incontinence; he was diagnosed with an L4 epidural abscess that was poorly managed. When the patient presented to our institution, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a well-organized chronic subdural abscess at the thoracolumbar junction...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840015/a-review-of-the-management-of-complex-para-pneumonic-effusion-in-adults
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REVIEW
Vikas Koppurapu, Nikhil Meena
A complex para-pneumonic effusion is a descriptive term for exudative effusions, which complicate or are likely to complicate the anatomy of the pleural space after pneumonia. We performed an online search was performed using the resources PubMed and Google Scholar to provide an update on the management of such effusions based on review of published literature. Search terms including pleural effusion (PE), parapneumonic effusion, and empyema were used. Relevant studies were identified and original articles were studied, compared and summarized...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840000/a-meta-analysis-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-decortication-versus-open-thoracotomy-decortication-for-patients-with-empyema
#6
Hui Pan, Jiaxi He, Jianfei Shen, Long Jiang, Wenhua Liang, Jianxing He
BACKGROUND: Thoracic pleural empyema is a collection of pus within a thoracic cavity. In stage 2 (fibrinopurulent) and stage 3 (organizational), decortication is the only choice. But there is no consensus on whether to choose video-assisted thoracoscopic decortication (VATD) or open thoracotomy decortication (OTD). We sought to answer this question by performing a meta-analysis. METHOD: Six electronic databases were searched. Primary outcomes were operative time, postoperative hospital stay, prolonged air leak, chest tube duration, relapse rate, morbidity and mortality...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838508/postpneumonectomy-bronchopleural-fistula-closure-with-biologic-mesh-and-diaphragm-flap
#7
Usman Ahmad, Maryna Chumakova, Siva Raja, David P Mason, Sudish C Murthy
A 77-year-old man with clinical stage II squamous cell carcinoma underwent right intrapericardial pneumonectomy. After an initially uneventful course he was readmitted with right-sided empyema, bronchopleural fistula, and pulmonary embolus. This was managed with initial resuscitation and anticoagulant agents, followed by debridement and closure of the fistula with biologic mesh reinforced with a pedicled diaphragm muscle flap.
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802374/secondary-encephalocele-in-infant-following-subdural-empyema-repaired-endoscopically-a-case-report
#8
Roshan K Verma, Navjot Kaur
Subdural empyema (SDE) is an uncommon entity, mostly associated with meningitis and can be life threatening in infants. Rarely, a subdural empyema can lead to nasal encephalocele which can be challenging situation to manage especially in infant. We present a case of 7 month old infant who presented with subdural empyema that led to formation of nasal encaphalocele after 4 months which was managed endoscopic route.
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790284/-management-of-postoperative-wound-infection-and-empyema
#9
Hirofumi Uehara, Masafumi Kawamura
Postoperative wound infection and empyema after pulmonary surgery is considered surgical site infection. Postoperative empyema (PE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of pulmonary resections and proper management is essential. Appropriate antibiotics and surgical treatment is necessary to cure the PE. PE is often associated with bronchopleural fistula, which makes the management of PE difficult. The treatment of empyema has the basic way of thinking, but there are various cures, closed tube thoracostomy, video-assisted thoracoscopy, emergency open window thoracostomy, and Endoscopic conservative treatment may necessary...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781127/evolution-of-practice-in-the-management-of-parapneumonic-effusion-and-empyema-in-children
#10
D Griffith, M Boal, T Rogers
AIM: To assess the evolution in management of children with parapneumonic effusion and empyema in a tertiary referral centre. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective case note review of paediatric patients with parapneumonic effusion, pleural effusion and pleural empyema between December 2006 and December 2015. Digital database searches were performed to identify demographic data, referring hospital, radiological and microbiological investigations. Length of stay and morbidity were analysed...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741193/burr-hole-craniostomy-for-chronic-subdural-hematomas-by-general-surgeons-in-rural-kenya
#11
John K Kanyi, Timothy V Ogada, Mark J Oloo, Robert K Parker
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is a common condition that causes significant morbidity and mortality. In rural sub-Saharan Africa, there are very few neurosurgeons. Yet, cSDH is treatable by relatively simple surgical intervention with potential for rapid clinical improvement. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients with cSDH who underwent burr-hole trephination at Tenwek Hospital, Kenya, between July 2014 and July 2016...
July 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705799/rapid-developing-empyema-by-group-f-beta-streptococcus-anginosus-group
#12
Muhammad Azharuddin, Dy Prudence, Prem Shanker Shukla, Ajay Mathur
A 43-year-old male had progressive pleuritic left-sided chest tightness with shortness of breath. He had dental caries and tenderness on palpation of the left lateral chest. Complete blood count showed leucocytosis. CT scan of the chest with pulmonary emboli protocol showed multiple pulmonary nodules and nodular pleural thickening at left posterior lateral pleura. Forty-eight hours post CTPE scan, CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis displayed right lower lobe consolidation and left-sided pleural effusion with superimposed compressive atelectasis...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673640/small-tube-thoracostomy-20-22-fr-in-emergent-management-of-chest-trauma
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Shinsuke Tanizaki, Shigenobu Maeda, Makoto Sera, Hideya Nagai, Minoru Hayashi, Hiroyuki Azuma, Ken-Ichi Kano, Hiroki Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishida
BACKGROUND: The optimal tube size for an emergent thoracostomy for traumatic pneumothorax or hemothorax is unknown. Both small catheter tube thoracostomy and large-bore chest tube thoracostomy have been shown to work for the nonemergent management of patients with traumatic pneumothorax or hemothorax. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of a small chest tube with that of a large tube in emergent thoracostomy due to chest trauma. Our hypothesis was that there would be no difference in clinical outcomes including tube-related complications, the need for additional tube placement, and thoracotomy, with the replacement of large tubes with small tubes...
June 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673074/pediatric-pleural-empyema-one-of-the-management-challenges-in-children-of-democratic-republic-of-congo
#14
Kibwe Alphonse Simbi, Valentin Kazadi, Louis-Marie Aissi, François Mbahewaka Katsuva, Numbi Oscar Luboya, Léon Tshilolo, Vincenzo Zanardo
Empyema is a serious complication characterized by purulent exudate and bacteria in the pleural space, which may progress to necrosis, cavitations or fistulas in the thoracic cavity. It remains a major challenge throughout low-income countries. Objectives were to emphasize the role of basic medical and radiologic approach and to resolve a severe lung complication when facilities are inadequate. A five-year-old female was referred with distress respiratory to the Emergency Unit of Monkole, a large public-private missionary hospital in Kinshasa, Congo...
June 23, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637119/disco-vertebral-osteomyelitis-causing-intradural-spinal-abscess-with-cauda-equina-compression
#15
Anan Shtaya, Samantha Hettige
Intradural extramedullary spinal infections causing cauda equina compression are uncommon. We report an Escherichia coli bacteraemia causing lumbar discitis and an intracanalicular collection compressing the cauda equina: initially thought to be an epidural empyema, however microsurgery revealed an intradural location. Decompression, drainage, antibiotics, and neuropathy treatment are essential management.
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633248/endobronchial-guided-vascularized-tissue-flaps-for-a-bronchopleural-fistula
#16
Sarah M Elswick, Basel Sharaf, Ziyad S Hammoudeh, Ali I Saeed, Eric S Edell, David E Midthun, Shanda H Blackmon
The management of bronchopleural fistulas can be challenging. The initial treatment is usually conservative, but operative intervention with transposition of vascularized pedicled flaps may be required in refractory cases. We present the case of a 67-year-old man with stage IIIa squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who underwent a lower and middle bilobectomy after receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiation. His postoperative course was complicated by empyema and a bronchopleural fistula. Because of difficulty accessing the fistula, endobronchial-guided vascularized tissue flaps were successfully used to close the fistula...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626910/intravenous-and-intracavitary-use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-complicated-pediatric-pneumonia
#17
Annamaria Deganello, Vasileios Rafailidis, Maria E Sellars, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Kleanthi Kalogerakou, Gary Ruiz, David O Cosgrove, Paul S Sidhu
Pediatric pneumonia can be complicated by necrotizing pneumonia or a parapneumonic effusion either in the form of an empyema or a clear effusion. Ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography represent well-established modalities for evaluation of complicated pediatric pneumonia. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was recently introduced and is gaining increasing acceptance in pediatric imaging. In this case series, we present our initial experience with both intravenous and intracavitary use of CEUS in children with complicated pneumonia...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621574/endovascular-plug-for-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-the-management-of-a-cavernous-pseudoaneurysm-with-bifrontal-subdural-empyema-technical-note
#18
Sunil Manjila, Gagandeep Singh, Obinna Ndubuizu, Zoe Jones, Daniel P Hsu, Alan R Cohen
The authors demonstrate the use of an endovascular plug in securing a carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in an emergent setting requiring craniotomy for a concurrent subdural empyema. They describe the case of a 14-year-old boy with sinusitis and bifrontal subdural empyema who underwent transsphenoidal exploration at an outside hospital. An injury to the right cavernous segment of the ICA caused torrential epistaxis. Bleeding was successfully controlled by inflating a Foley balloon catheter within the sphenoid sinus, and the patient was transferred to the authors' institution...
September 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616283/the-use-of-thrombolytics-in-the-management-of-complex-pleural-fluid-collections
#19
Jessica Heimes, Hannah Copeland, Aditya Lulla, Marjulin Duldulao, Khaled Bahjri, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of thrombolytics for the management of complex pleural fluid collections. METHODS: We reviewed patients that received alteplase for persistent loculated pleural fluid collections after simple tube drainage between July 01, 2007 and November 01, 2012. Our alteplase protocol is 6 mg of alteplase in 50 mL of normal saline injected into the pleural chest tube. The chest tube is clamped for four hours and then opened. Normally this is repeated daily for 2 to 3 days (d)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614864/-the-patient-with-chest-trauma-surgical-management
#20
Patrick Zardo, Henning Busk, Stefan Piatek, Norman Zinne, Irina Kropivnitskaya, Ingo Kutschka
Even though isolated cases of penetrating chest wounds are exceptionally rare in Germany, chest trauma accounts for major morbidity and mortality in over 18 0000 multitrauma patients encountered every year. Injuries range from immediately fatal cardiac wounds and major vessel lacerations to intercostal bleeding, parenchymal damage, chronic haematothorax and secondary empyema. Placement of large-bore chest tubes constitutes a sufficient treatment for most of these pathologies. In select cases further treatment either by minimally invasive techniques (VATS) or conventional thoracotomy is warranted...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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