- The Hospital and Patient Burden of Indwelling Pleural Catheters: A Retrospective Case Series of 210 Indwelling Pleural Catheter Insertions. [Journal Article]
- RRespiration 2018 Sep 18; :1-8
- CONCLUSIONS: Although IPCs decrease initial length of hospital stay compared to talc pleurodesis via chest drain, IPCs are associated with significant hospital-visit burden, in addition to planned visits and regular home IPC drainages. IPC-using services need to be prepared for this additional work to run an IPC service effectively.
- [Endoscopic lobectomy for 47 children with pulmonary sequestration]. [Journal Article]
- ZDZhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 May 25; 47(3):272-277
- CONCLUSIONS: The endoscopic lobectomy is effective and safe with less trauma and bleeding, which is recommended for treatment of pulmonary sequestration in children.
- Adenocarcinoma of Lung and Bronchial Carcinoid Presenting as Double Synchronous Primary Lung Cancer: A Case Report and Review of Literature. [Journal Article]
- WJWorld J Oncol 2018; 9(4):110-114
- Recent advances in imaging techniques led to an increase in the incidence of synchronous and metachronous primary lung cancers due to early detection. Management of these patients is challenging and ...
Recent advances in imaging techniques led to an increase in the incidence of synchronous and metachronous primary lung cancers due to early detection. Management of these patients is challenging and prognosis depends on the stage of the tumor at initial diagnosis and histological type. A 68-year-old African American male patient with medical history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented to our emergency department with right sided chest pain, worsening dyspnea and dry cough of 2-week duration. He also reported significant weight loss and was a smoker with 25 pack-years smoking history. Chest radiology showed a large right pleural effusion. Subsequent thoracentesis and fluid analysis revealed a lymphocytic exudate. Patient underwent bronchoscopy with findings of an endobronchial lesion in the left lower bronchus. Microscopic analysis of the biopsy specimen showed a well differentiated carcinoid. It was decided to proceed with VATS and pleural biopsy as part of workup for unexplained exudative pleural effusion. Multiple pleural nodules were detected during the procedure and biopsy of these nodules revealed adenocarcinoma of lung. He was evaluated by Oncology and underwent palliative chemotherapy. The association of carcinoid with adenocarcinoma of lung was infrequently reported in the past. This case also highlights the importance of additional diagnostic workup for primary when the diagnosed malignancy does not explain the clinical presentation.
- Coronary artery spasms due to tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in chronic myeloid leukemia. [Journal Article]
- NJNeth J Med 2018; 76(7):330-335
- Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have changed the landscape of treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) leading to a life expectancy comparable to the general population. Side effe...
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have changed the landscape of treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) leading to a life expectancy comparable to the general population. Side effects commonly encountered during TKI treatment are pleural effusion due to use of dasatinib and vascular side effects due to nilotinib and ponatinib. Coronary artery spasm (CAS), although encountered during treatment with other chemotherapeutic drugs, have to our knowledge never been reported during TKI treatment. Here, we describe two cases of coronary artery spasms which are likely due to TKIs.
- Recurrent pleural effusion in a young woman: calcifying fibrous tumour of the pleura. [Journal Article]
- BCBMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 15; 2018
- We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with a long-standing history of recurrent left-sided pleural effusion unrelated to her menstrual cycle. At her last presentation, non-contrast-enhanced ches...
We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with a long-standing history of recurrent left-sided pleural effusion unrelated to her menstrual cycle. At her last presentation, non-contrast-enhanced chest CT showed a pleural effusion and a lower left hemithorax mass, both large enough to cause complete collapse of the lower lobe and partial collapse of the upper lobe. Thoracoscopic surgery revealed a multilobulated mass originating from the dome of the diaphragm with pleural deposits. Histopathology diagnosed this as a calcifying fibrous tumour of the pleura, a rare benign tumour with excellent prognosis when completely excised.
- Efficacy and safety of Viscum album extract (Helixor-M) to treat malignant pleural effusion in patients with lung cancer. [Journal Article]
- SCSupport Care Cancer 2018 Sep 14
- CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that a pleurodesis with Helixor-M was an effective and tolerable procedure for controlling MPE in lung cancer patients.
- Diagnostic accuracy of interleukin-22 and adenosine deaminase for tuberculous pleural effusions. [Journal Article]
- CRCurr Res Transl Med 2018 Sep 11
- CONCLUSIONS: IL-22 may be useful for diagnosing TPE, and combining it with ADA may further enhance diagnostic accuracy. Our results justify more rigorous studies with larger samples to confirm the diagnostic potential of IL-22 for TPE.
- Long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for intravascular leiomyomatosis. [Journal Article]
- JFJ Formos Med Assoc 2018 Sep 11
- CONCLUSIONS: One-stage operation to completely remove IVL is feasible and with good long-term outcomes, which is recommended if the patient can tolerate the operation. Concomitant intrapulmonary tumors can be followed up watchfully except when associated with pleural effusion or the pathology indicating trend of increasing malignancy.
- Evaluation of point-of-care thoracic ultrasound and NT-proBNP for the diagnosis of congestive heart failure in cats with respiratory distress. [Journal Article]
- JVJ Vet Intern Med 2018 Sep 14
- CONCLUSIONS: Point-of-care diagnostic techniques of LUS, FCU, and NT-proBNP are useful to diagnose CHF in cats with respiratory distress.
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- The Optimal Management of Malignant Pleural Effusion: Steady Progress Towards an Evidence-Based Approach. [Journal Article]
- RRespiration 2018 Sep 13; :1-3