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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754841/-risks-associated-with-the-use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-during-pneumonia
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REVIEW
G Voiriot, M Chalumeau, J Messika, D Basille, B Philippe, J-D Ricard, C Andrejak, V Jounieaux, O Sanchez, M Fartoukh
INTRODUCTION: Outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is frequent, although this is not based on clinical recommendations and there is no scientific evidence supporting better symptom relief in comparison to acetaminophen. STATE OF THE ART: Experimental data suggest that NSAIDs alter the intrinsic functions of neutrophils, limit their locoregional recruitment, alter bacterial clearance and delay the resolution of inflammatory processes during acute bacterial pulmonary challenge...
May 10, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719792/acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-triggered-by-aspergillus-empyema
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Atsushi Suzuki, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Toshiaki Matsuda, Toshiki Yokoyama, Yuta Mori, Yasuhiro Kondoh
Acute exacerbation (AE) is a severe and life-threatening complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In 2016, the definition and diagnostic criteria for AE-IPF were updated by an international working group. The new definition includes any acute, clinically significant respiratory deterioration (both idiopathic and triggered events) characterized by evidence of new widespread alveolar abnormality in patients with IPF. There are no currently proven beneficial management strategies for idiopathic and triggered AE-IPF...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716636/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-with-mini-thoracotomy-for-the-management-of-pulmonary-hydatid-cysts
#3
Nizar Abbas, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Fatima Abbas, Tareq Al Saadi, Ibrahem Hanafi, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Tarek Turk, Ahmad Al Khaddour
BACKGROUND: Hydatid cyst is an endemic infectious disease. Various modalities have been provided to approach hydatosis. This article reports a 20-years-experience of a new minimally invasive technique for the management of solitary pulmonary hydatid cysts using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral single pulmonary hydatid cyst excision using VATS with mini-thoracotomy...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712613/bacteriology-and-comorbidities-in-patients-requiring-surgical-management-of-empyema
#4
Aaron Pinnola, Yen-Hong Kuo, Jason D Sciarretta, Alexander McIntyre, Robert Messier, John M Davis
Concern over the changing bacteriology of empyema has led to numerous attempts to characterize the most common locoregional bacterial isolates. The purpose of this study is to better characterize the bacteriology and demographics in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and hospital-acquired pneumonia requiring surgery for empyema. All patients diagnosed with empyema preoperatively and had either a video-assisted thoracoscopic or open decortication surgery from January 2010 to September 2015 were reviewed...
April 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707319/perioperative-management-and-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-case-study-of-a-high-volume-tertiary-center-in-taiwan
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Tzu Chang, Po-Ni Hsiao, Man-Yin Tsai, Pei-Ming Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng
Background: Mortality and complication rates for surgical esophagectomy remain high despite progress in surgical techniques and perioperative care. Minimally invasive surgery and intraoperative goal-directed fluid management are gaining popularity in Taiwan; however, perioperative complications and short-term outcomes have been rarely reported. In this retrospective study, we analyzed the surgical procedures performed as well as the perioperative outcomes and treatments after esophagectomy in a high-volume medical center in Taiwan...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701368/three-year-experience-on-477-patients-undergoing-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Susana Lareiro, Pedro Fernandes, Luis Vouga, José Miranda, Miguel Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique has been described both for diagnostic and therapeutic indications. Outcomes after uniportal VATS have never been reported in Portuguese large series. We review the safety and efficiency of our initial experience with uniportal VATS. METHODS: In a retrospective study of prospectively collected data, 477 uniportal VATS procedures were analyzed between June 2014 and June 2017. All procedures were performed without rib spreading...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697077/surgical-management-of-stage-iii-pediatric-empyema-thoracis
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Aditya Pratap Singh, Arvind Kumar Shukla, Pramila Sharma, Jyotsna Shukla
Aim and Objective: This study aims to report 100 pediatric patients of empyema thoracis treated by open decortication, highlighting the presentation, delay in referral, operative findings, the response to surgical intervention, and follow-up. Materials and Methods: All the children who underwent open decortication for stage III empyema thoracis during the study period January 2015-December 2016 were included. Preoperative workup included hemogram, serum protein, chest radiographs, and contrast-enhanced computed tomographic (CECT) scan of the chest...
May 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682010/craniofacial-trauma-in-pediatric-patients-following-winnowing-blade-injury-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Harsha Huliyappa, Balakrishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Sunil Kumar Singh, Chhitij Srivastava
In developing countries, during the harvest season, winnower blade injuries occur very frequently in children and results in lifelong disability. Nine children were managed during 1 month, all resulting due to winnower blade induced craniofacial trauma. PubMed search for "fan blade injury" showed two case series and three case reports. In our study, 88% had compound depressed fracture; brain matter leak in 56%, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak alone in 22%. 66.7% had injury involving the frontal bone...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670781/-candida-krusei-empyema-thoracis-a-community-acquired-infection-requiring-a-high-index-of-suspicion
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Hazim Bukamur, Waseem Ahmed, Yazan Numan, Ibrahim Shahoub, Fuad Zeid
Empyema thoracis is a serious condition characterized by the accumulation of purulent fluid in the pleural cavity, typically following a pneumonia, subdiaphragmatic abscess, or esophageal rupture. Fungal empyema thoracis is a rare form of this condition with especially high mortality, in which the most frequently isolated fungus is Candida spp. This article presents a 74-year-old female with Candida krusei pneumonia and a complicated hospital course, initially presenting with nausea, vomiting, and dysphagia...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660355/intrapleural-therapy-for-empyema-in-the-setting-of-a-bronchopleural-fistula-a-novel-use-of-an-intrabronchial-valve
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Nikita Leiter, Edward M Pickering, Yashvir S Sangwan, Whitney M Burrows, Joseph S Friedberg, Ashutosh Sachdeva
Post-surgical empyema with bronchopleural fistula can be difficult to manage. We present a case of post-operative empyema with bronchopleural fistula that was successfully treated non-operatively by placing an intrabronchial valve to address the bronchopleural fistula, which allowed for safe administration of intrapleural fibrinolytics and antibiotics for definite treatment of the empyema. While the presence of a bronchopleural fistula is considered a contraindication to the administration of intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator and deoxyribonuclease, this case demonstrates a novel use of the intrabronchial valve that could allow these medications to be used...
April 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643137/-sphingomonas-paucimobilis-empyema-caused-by-remote-foreign-body-aspiration
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Jin Yuan, Thomas Treadwell
Empyema secondary to foreign body aspiration is rare in adults. We present a case of empyema in a 77-year-old male patient related to a remote aspiration event during a dental procedure. A CT of the chest and bronchoscopy confirmed that a metallic foreign body was located within the right lower lobe bronchus. His pleural fluid culture revealed Sphingomonas paucimobilis which is a low-virulent opportunistic gram-negative bacilli and rarely causes infection. The patient received meropenem followed by levofloxacin and recovered uneventfully...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594190/complex-pulmonary-aspergilloma-surgical-challenges-in-a-third-world-setting
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Bernadette Ngo Nonga, Guy Aristide Bang, Bonaventure Jemea, Eric Savom, Perfura Yone, Ngahane Mbatchou, Jean Jacques Ze
Background: Surgery for pulmonary aspergilloma (PA), especially complex forms, is greatly challenging in a resource-poor setting such as Cameroon. We report our experience of surgical management of PA in this environment. Method: We prospectively assessed patients who underwent surgery for PA from January 2012 to May 2015, at the University Hospital Center of Yaoundé. Records were reviewed for demographics, history and physical examinations, radiological findings, surgical procedures, and outcomes...
2018: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564197/conservative-management-of-acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-seven-year-old-child
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Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557580/successful-non-surgical-management-of-pleuroparenchymal-fistula-following-cervical-intraspinal-empyema
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Christopher Ull, Mirko Aach, Josef Reichert, Thomas Armin Schildhauer, Justyna Swol
Pulmonary infections are life-threatening complications in patients with spinal cord injuries. In particular, paraplegic patients are at risk if they are ventilator-dependent. This case history refers to a spinal cord injury with a complete sensorimotor tetraplegia below C2 caused by a septic scattering of an intraspinal empyema at C2-C5 and T3-T4. A right-sided purulent pneumonia led to a complex lung infection with the formation of a pleuroparenchymal fistula. The manuscript describes successful, considerate, non-surgical management with shortterm separate lung ventilation...
January 29, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550205/current-state-of-empyema-management
#15
Tara R Semenkovich, Margaret A Olsen, Varun Puri, Bryan F Meyers, Benjamin D Kozower
BACKGROUND: Empyema affects up to 65,000 patients annually in the United States. Recent consensus guidelines demonstrate ambiguity about optimal treatment. We examined current treatment practices and outcomes for inpatient treatment of empyema using a comprehensive, longitudinal dataset that encompasses an entire state cohort of hospitalized patients. METHODS: We queried the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) New York State Inpatient Database (2009-2014) for patients with primary empyema and subsequent readmissions...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549058/listeria-monocytogenes-associated-respiratory-infections-a-study-of-38-consecutive-cases
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M Morgand, A Leclercq, M M Maury, H Bracq-Dieye, P Thouvenot, G Vales, M Lecuit, C Charlier
OBJECTIVES: Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) is a foodborne human pathogen responsible for severe infections, including septicaemia, neurolisteriosis, and maternal-foetal and focal infections. Little is known about Lm-associated respiratory tract or lung infections. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of culture-proven cases of Lm pleural infections and pneumonia reported to the French National Reference Centre for Listeria from January 1993 to August 2016. RESULTS: Thirty-eight consecutive patients with pleural infection (n = 32), pneumonia (n = 5), or both (n = 1) were studied; 71% of these were men...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442395/paediatric-thoracic-empyema-in-the-tropical-north-queensland-region-of-australia-epidemiological-trends-over-a-decade
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Anil Gautam, Gregory G Wiseman, Marika L Goodman, Simon Ahmedpour, Daniel Lindsay, Adele Heyer, Harry Stalewski, Robert E Norton, Andrew V White
AIM: The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the regional referral centre for children in the north of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people make up 7-10% of the population. Increasing numbers of children with paediatric thoracic empyema (pTE) are being referred to Townsville Hospital and Health Service for management. This study aims to describe the incidence rates, epidemiology, microbiology and trends of this disease in North Queensland over a 10-year period...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437738/an-unusual-presentation-of-pulmonary-embolism-leading-to-infarction-cavitation-abscess-formation-and-bronchopleural-fistulation
#18
Eva Teng, Luke Bennett, Tommaso Morelli, Anindo Banerjee
We report an unusual presentation of pulmonary embolism (PE) where a 58-year-old man first developed symptoms of community-acquired pneumonia. Despite antibiotic therapy, he remained unwell with rising inflammatory markers, general malaise and persistent cough. He developed stony dull percussion and absent breath sounds to his left mid to lower zones. Serial chest x-rays showed progression from lobar consolidation to a large loculated left-sided pleural collection. CT chest showed left-sided lung abscess, empyema and bronchopleural fistulation...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397929/analysis-of-patients-discharged-from-the-hospital-with-a-chest-tube-in-place
#19
J Matthew Reinersman, Mark S Allen, Shanda H Blackmon, Stephen D Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Dennis A Wigle, K Robert Shen
BACKGROUND: Persistent air leak can complicate pulmonary resection, and one management option is dismissal with a chest tube in place. This study evaluated the rate of empyema and readmission after dismissal with a chest tube. METHODS: A retrospective review of our prospective database from January 2004 to December 2013 identified 236 patients who were discharged from our institution with an indwelling chest tube and attached one-way valve for air leak. Empyema was defined by leukocytosis or fever and undrained effusion on chest roentgenogram or computed tomography...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392577/post-obstructive-pneumonia-in-patients-with-cancer-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Kenneth V I Rolston, Lior Nesher
Published literature on post-obstructive pneumonia is difficult to find and consists mainly of case reports or small case series. This entity is encountered most often in patients with advanced lung malignancy but is also occasionally seen in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). There are substantial differences in the manifestations, treatment, and outcomes of post-obstructive pneumonia in these two settings. When obstruction is present in patients with CAP, it is almost always secondary to an underlying pulmonary malignancy...
March 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
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