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Prevalence of symptoms associated with respiratory illness in children and young people with cerebral palsy
(Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology)
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - June 16, 2016 Category: Child Development Authors: Amanda Marie Blackmore, Natasha Bear, Eve Blair, Noula Gibson, Caris Jalla, Katherine Langdon, Lisa Moshovis, Kellie Steer, Andrew C Wilson Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Influenza A Virus Challenge Models in Cynomolgus Macaques Using the Authentic Inhaled Aerosol and Intra-Nasal Routes of Infection
by Anthony C. Marriott, Mike Dennis, Jennifer A. Kane, Karen E. Gooch, Graham Hatch, Sally Sharpe, Claudia Prevosto, Gail Leeming, Elsa-Gayle Zekeng, Karl J. Staples, Graham Hall, Kathryn A. Ryan, Simon Bate, Nathifa Moyo, Catherine J. Whittaker, Bassam Hallis, Nigel J. Silman, Ajit Lalvani, Tom M. Wilkinson, Julian A. Hiscox, James P. Stewart, Miles W. Carroll Non-human primates are the animals closest to humans for use in influenza A virus challenge studies, in terms of their phylogenetic relatedness, physiology and immune systems. Previous studies have shown that cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are permissive...
Source: PLoS One - June 16, 2016 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Anthony C. Marriott Source Type: research

Daily nursing care on patients undergoing venous–venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a challenging procedure!
Abstract Daily nursing in critical care patients may alter vital parameters, especially in the most critically ill patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of daily nursing on patients undergoing venous–venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) for severe respiratory failure. Daily nursing was performed following defined phases (sponge bath, elevation with scooping stretcher, change position of endotracheal tube, dressing replacement). We recorded physiological and ECMO parameters before and during daily nursing in 5 patients for several days (total: 25 daily nursing) and ...
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - June 16, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research

Elevation of post mortem vitreous humour sodium and chloride levels can be used as a reliable test in cases of suspected salt water drowning when the immersion times are less than one hour
Drowning is the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in a liquid [1]. During drowning, large volumes of liquid may be inhaled and/or ingested, and death can occur within minutes. The mechanism of death is thought to be by asphyxiation/hypoxia [2]. Making a diagnosis of drowning can be challenging due to the absence of specific post mortem findings and unreliable ancillary tests [2]. (Source: Forensic Science International)
Source: Forensic Science International - June 16, 2016 Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: J. Garland, R. Tse, C. Oldmeadow, J. Attia, S. Anne BMed, A.D. Cala Source Type: research

Expression of RXFP1 is Decreased in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Implications for Relaxin-Based Therapies.
CONCLUSIONS: IPF is characterized by the loss of RXFP1 expression. RXFP1 expression is directly associated with DLCO in IPF patients. The relaxin-like effects of CGEN25009 in vitro are dependent on expression of RXFP1. Our data suggest that IPF patients with the highest RXFP1 expression would be predicted to be most sensitive to relaxin-based therapies. PMID: 27310652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tan J, Tedrow JR, Dutta JA, Juan-Guardela B, Nouraie M, Chu Y, Trejo Bittar H, Ramani K, Biswas PS, Veraldi KL, Kaminski N, Zhang Y, Kass DJ Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Coexistence and Impact of Limb Muscle and Diaphragm Weakness at Time of Liberation From Mechanical Ventilation in Medical ICU Patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Diaphragm dysfunction is twice as frequent as limb muscle weakness and has a direct negative impact on weaning outcome. The two types of muscle weakness have only limited overlap. PMID: 27310484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine)
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dres M, Dubé BP, Mayaux J, Delemazure J, Reuter D, Brochard L, Similowski T, Demoule A Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research

Only the complex N559-glycan in SV2C mediates high affinity binding to botulinum neurotoxin serotype A1.
In conclusion, we show the importance of the complex N559‑glycan of SV2C-LD4, adding a third anchor point beside a ganglioside and the SV2C-LD4 peptide, for BoNT/A neuronal cell surface binding and uptake. PMID: 27313224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Biochemical Journal)
Source: The Biochemical Journal - June 16, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Mahrhold S, Bergström T, Stern D, Dorner BG, Astot C, Rummel A Tags: Biochem J Source Type: research

Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: important histological component of late-onset noninfectious pulmonary complication accompanied with recurrent pneumothorax.
We report a case with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) occurred after allogenic bone marrow transplantation. The onset was infiltrative shadows in upper lobes, and the haziness spread gradually throughout the lungs with recurrent episodes of pneumothorax in both lungs. Progressive respiratory failure in course of adrenocortical steroid administration eventually caused death. Histological examination in general autopsy showed patchy subpleural fibrosis predominantly distributed in the upper lobes with substantial density rise of elastic fibers in the subpleural area, consistent with the diagnosis of PPFE. PPFE after ...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - June 16, 2016 Category: Hematology Authors: Matsui T, Maeda T, Kida T, Fujita J, Tsuji H, Morii E, Kanakura Y Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research

Antioxidant Vitamins and Trace Elements in Critical Illness.
Abstract This comprehensive narrative review summarizes relevant antioxidant mechanisms, the antioxidant status, and effects of supplementation in critically ill patients for the most studied antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E and the enzyme cofactor trace elements selenium and zinc. Over the past 15 years, oxidative stress-mediated cell damage has been recognized to be fundamental to the pathophysiology of various critical illnesses such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and multiorgan dysfunction in sepsis. Related to these conditions, low plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes, vit...
Source: Nutrition in Clinical Practice - June 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Koekkoek WA, van Zanten AR Tags: Nutr Clin Pract Source Type: research

Injury and illness in aquatic sport: how high is the risk? A comparison of results from three FINA World Championships.
CONCLUSIONS: In aquatic sports, surveillance and health promotion should focus on prevention of out-of-competition overuse injuries and athlete education. PMID: 27313172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 16, 2016 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Prien A, Mountjoy M, Miller J, Boyd K, van den Hoogenband C, Gerrard D, Cherif MY, Lu Y, Nanousis K, Ortiz Liscano EI, Shahpar FM, Junge A Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research

Respiratory muscle impairment in dialysis patients: can minimal dose of exercise limit the damage? A Preliminary study in a sample of patients enrolled in the EXCITE trial.
CONCLUSION: In dialysis patients, a minimal dose of structured exercise improved physical capacity and maintained a stable respiratory muscle function, in contrast to the control group where it worsened. PMID: 27312989 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Nephrology)
Source: Journal of Nephrology - June 16, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Pomidori L, Lamberti N, Malagoni AM, Manfredini F, Pozzato E, Felisatti M, Catizone L, Barillà A, Zuccalà A, Tripepi G, Mallamaci F, Zoccali C, Cogo A Tags: J Nephrol Source Type: research

Standing on three legs: antiviral activities of RIG-I against influenza viruses.
Abstract Influenza A virus (FLUAV) is a severe pathogen of humans, able to unleash epidemics and pandemics of respiratory disease. For the host to survive virus infection, it is essential to rapidly recognize the pathogen and induce the synthesis of antiviral type I interferons (IFNs). The IFN system provides a broad spectrum of sensors that respond to conserved, virus-associated molecular patterns. For FLUAV, the RNA helicase RIG-I represents the major innate immune sensor, mainly binding and reacting to the 5' triphosphate dsRNA 'panhandle' that is formed by the conserved 5' and 3' end sequences of the viral ssRN...
Source: Current Opinion in Immunology - June 16, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Weber-Gerlach M, Weber F Tags: Curr Opin Immunol Source Type: research

HMGB1 regulates IL-33 expression in acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Abstract The development and progression of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has been shown to be regulated by cytokines. IL-33 and HMGB1 are conventionally considered as nuclear proteins and have a proinflammatory role. Studies have confirmed that HMGB1 has a significant role in ARDS, but few studies have provided direct evidence to confirm that IL33 is involved in ARDS. The purpose of our study was to determine whether IL-33 is elevated in ARDS and the relationship between IL-33 and HMGB1 in ARDS. We established a mouse model of LPS-induced lung inflammation/injury. Serum, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (...
Source: International Immunopharmacology - June 16, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Fu J, Lin SH, Wang CJ, Li SY, Feng XY, Liu Q, Xu F Tags: Int Immunopharmacol Source Type: research

Deciphering the interactions between the Bacillus cereus linear plasmid, pBClin15, and its host by high-throughput comparative proteomics.
Abstract The pathogen, Bacillus cereus, is able to adapt its metabolism to various environmental conditions. The reference strain, Benthesicymuscereus ATCC 14579, harbors a linear plasmid, pBClin15, which displays a cryptic prophage behavior. Here, we studied the impact of pBClin15 on the aerobic respiratory metabolism of B. cereus by curing its host strain. We compared, by means of a high-throughput shotgun proteomic approach, both the cellular proteome and the exoproteome of B. cereus ATCC 14579 in the presence and absence of pBClin15 at the early, late and stationary growth phases. The results were visualized th...
Source: Journal of Proteomics - June 16, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Madeira JP, Omer H, Alpha-Bazin B, Armengaud J, Duport C Tags: J Proteomics Source Type: research

The epidemiology and clinical features of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in neonates.
CONCLUSIONS: MP could be an important etiologic agent for respiratory tract infection in neonates. In neonates MP infection was usually associated with older age, presence of fever, and less tachypnea. MP infection in neonates tends to be a mild process. PMID: 27320858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Braz J Infect Dis)
Source: Braz J Infect Dis - June 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Huang F, Lu L, Jiang W, Yan Y, Ji W, Yang B, Yu S Tags: Braz J Infect Dis Source Type: research

[Community acquired acute respiratory infections caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)].
PMID: 27321712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Anales de Pediatria)
Source: Anales de Pediatria - June 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Reina J, Cabrerizo M, Ferrés F Tags: An Pediatr (Barc) Source Type: research

Excessive variability in the performance and interpretation of the metacholine bronchial challenge test.
PMID: 27320405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Martínez Moragón E, Pérez de Llano L, Perpiñá M Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency associated with the Mmalton variant. Description of a family.
PMID: 27320404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Figueira Gonçalves JM, Martínez Bugallo F, Díaz Pérez D, Martín Martínez MD, García-Talavera I Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Comorbidities in chronic obstructive pulmonary diasease.
PMID: 27320403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Izquierdo Alonso JL Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Differences in Health-related Quality of Life Between New Mexican Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Smokers.
CONCLUSION: New Mexican Hispanic smokers have clinically relevant lower HRQL than their NHW counterparts. A perception of diminished physical functioning and impairment in daily-life activities contribute to the poorer HRQL among Hispanics. PMID: 27321735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Chest)
Source: Chest - June 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Diaz AA, Petersen H, Meek P, Sood A, Celli B, Tesfaigzi Y Tags: Chest Source Type: research

Comorbidities and concurrent medications increasing the risk of adverse drug reactions: prevalence in French benzodiazepine users
Conclusions This study found that benzodiazepine use remained high in France, and that roughly half of the users presented with comorbidities and concurrent medications increasing the risk of ADRs. These findings are of concern, given that benzodiazepines are frequently used, and especially among the elderly. (Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - June 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Is the grey-to-white ratio valuable enough in prediction for cardiac arrest patients rescued with extracorporeal resuscitation?
Authors: Chen YF, Chen YS PMID: 27294254 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Evidence and controversies regarding the screening for subclinical hypothyroidism in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Authors: Gencer B, Rodondi N PMID: 27294253 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Optimal sequencing of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy in resected non-small cell lung cancer with pathological N2 disease.
Authors: Rodrigues G PMID: 27294252 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Statins and acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery: has the last word been told?
Authors: Romagnoli S, Ricci Z PMID: 27294251 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Lessons learned from 2 decades of CAP therapy data: ways to improve patient management.
Authors: Bender MT, Niederman MS PMID: 27294250 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Thiamine as a metabolic resuscitator in septic shock: one size does not fit all.
Authors: Costa NA, Azevedo PS, Polegato BF, Zornoff LA, Paiva SA, Minicucci MF PMID: 27294249 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Is there a role for continuous infusion of β-lactam antibiotics in severe sepsis?
Authors: Bates A, Joffe AR PMID: 27294248 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

The Kigali modification of the berlin definition: a new epidemiological tool for ARDS?
Authors: Lazzeri C, Peris A PMID: 27294247 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Mechanisms of stent thrombosis: insights from optical coherence tomography.
Authors: Lee SY, Hong MK PMID: 27294244 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Erratum to Non-intubated resection and reconstruction of trachea for the treatment of a mass in the upper trachea.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2016.01.56.]. PMID: 27293873 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds-time to vanish?
Authors: Arroyo D, Cook S, Puricel S Abstract The fully bioabsorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has been developed to reduce late adverse events after coronary stenting such as device thrombosis. The device consists of polylactic acid, which is gradually absorbed within the first few years after its implantation. The initial experience with the device in low-risk patients presenting with simple lesions was satisfying and generated optimism among interventional cardiologists by promising better patient outcomes. However, the unrestricted use of the device in patients presenting with a higher baseline risk and more com...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Why a second look might be worth it: immuno-modulatory therapies in the critically ill patient.
Authors: Siegler BH, Brenner T, Uhle F, Weiterer S, Weigand MA, Hofer S Abstract Sepsis and septic shock are associated with high mortality rates and remain a serious menace for the critically ill patient. Concurrent activation of pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways and an excessive cytokine release represent initial key features in the deregulation of the humoral and cellular antimicrobial defense. Research of the last decades addressed both the ebullient inflammation as well as the resulting long-term failure of the host immunity. While the reestablishment of an adequate immune-competence is still under investiga...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a new step forward to optimized reperfusion?
Authors: Alfonso F, Cuesta J, Bastante T, Rivero F, García-Guimaraes M, Alvarado T, Benedicto A, Cortese B, Byrne R, Kastrati A Abstract Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) represent a disruptive technology that has caused a new revolution in interventional cardiology. BVS appear to be particularly appealing in patients presenting with an acute myocardial infarction (MI). The available evidence on the value of BVS implantation in this challenging scenario is very promising but still limited. Results come from preliminary small observational studies, prospective registries that include a control group, and from ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Pericardial synovial sarcoma presenting with large recurrent pericardial effusion.
We report the case of a 34-year-old patient with fever and recurrent pericardial effusion for 2 years, who was diagnosed with primary pericardial synovial sarcoma after 2-year follow-up echocardiography. PMID: 27293869 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Dimethylacetamide-induced occupational toxic hepatitis with a short term recurrence: a rare case report.
Authors: Gong W, Liu X, Zhu B Abstract In recent years, N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc) is widely used in the textile and plastics industry as a solvent alternative to more toxic N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF). At home and abroad, sporadic group case reports have revealed that DMAc could cause toxic hepatitis and symptoms or signs indicative of liver involvement among workers exposed to DMAc, with severe cases leading to death. This paper reports a rare case of severe acute toxic hepatitis with a short term recurrence induced by occupational contact with DMAc in a polyimide film factory, as well as in-depth analysis via ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Pitfalls in oncology: a unique case of thoracic splenosis mimicking malignancy in a patient with resected breast cancer.
We report a case of thoracic mass associated with pleural nodules mimicking malignancy in a patient with resected breast cancer for whom a diagnosis of TS was made early by using non-invasive methods. Briefly, we review the literature data on TS, comment concisely the possible implications of using invasive procedures and describe the current non-invasive techniques available. Furthermore, we highlight the importance of an accurate medical history collection, the role of the multidisciplinary board and their impact on treatment decision making. Finally, we conclude that clinical information and imaging would be the discrim...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Delayed iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia after thoracoscopic lobectomy.
We present a 55-year-old female patient who developed an iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia with gastric perforation several months after VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) left upper lobectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy. During the readmission, urgent laparotomy was performed. Intraoperatively, the choledochoscopy was introduced into left thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect for dissecting the secondary inflammatory adhesions and achieving satisfactory hemostasis. It appears to be an efficient and feasible approach for the patients who have been diagnosed as delayed diaphragmatic hernia concomitant with ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Pulmonary migratory infiltrates due to mycoplasma infection: case report and review of the literature.
We report here a case of PMI attributed to Mycoplasma pneumonia (Mp) infection. The patient's past medical history was characterized by fleeting and/or relapses of patchy opacification or infiltrates of parenchyma throughout the whole lung field except for left lower lobe radiographically. Serological assays revealed an elevation of IgG antibody specific to Mp and its fourfold increase in convalescent serum. Histopathological findings showed polypoid plugs of fibroblastic tissue filling and obliterating small air ways and interstitial infiltrates of mononuclear inflammatory cells in the vicinal alveolar septa. The patient ...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Nuss procedure for surgical stabilization of flail chest with horizontal sternal body fracture and multiple bilateral rib fractures.
We report a case of a 33-year-old man who fell from a high place with fail chest due to multiple rib fractures bilaterally and horizontal sternal fracture. The conventional surgical stabilization using metal plates by access to the front of the sternum could not provide stability of the flail segment because the fracture surface was obliquely upward and there were multiple bilateral rib fractures adjacent the sternum. The Nuss procedure was performed for supporting the flail segment from the back. Flail chest was resolved immediately after the surgery. The patient was weaned from the mechanical ventilation on third postope...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Dynamic 3D printed titanium copy prosthesis: a novel design for large chest wall resection and reconstruction.
In this report, we present a forward step in prosthesis design based on tridimensional titanium-printed technology. An exact copy of the resected chest wall was made, even endowing simulated sternochondral articulations, to achieve the most exact adaptation and best functional results, with a view to minimize postoperative complications. This novel design, may constitute an important step towards the improvement of the functional postoperative outcomes compared to the other prosthesis, on the hope, to reduce postoperative complications. PMID: 27293863 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Localized malignant pleural sarcomatoid mesothelioma misdiagnosed as benign localized fibrous tumor.
In conclusion, malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) can present with typical radiologic finding similar to a BLFT, and has a wide histopathologic presentation in biopsy specimen. A thorough pathologic investigation should be attempted even when a pleural mass resembles benign, localized, and small on radiologic studies. PMID: 27293862 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Tumor-to-tumor metastasis: an unusual case of breast cancer metastatic to a solitary fibrous tumor.
We present a case of a 64-year-old woman with history of right breast cancer treated six years previously and who presents with a left pulmonary SFT containing metastatic invasive ductal breast carcinoma as well as a synchronous contralateral primary adenocarcinoma of the lung. The literature on tumor-to-tumor metastasis is then reviewed. PMID: 27293861 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Lung B-line artefacts and their use.
CONCLUSIONS: BLA is useful to monitor clinical response, and may become crucial in directing the diagnostic process. Further research is warranted to clarify technical adjustments, different probe and machine factors that influence the visualization of BLA. PMID: 27293860 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Chest wall reconstruction after resection using hernia repair piece.
Authors: Wu Y, Zhang G, Zhu Z, Chai Y Abstract Reconstruction of chest wall tumor is very important link of chest wall tumor resection. Many implants have been reported to be used to reconstruct the chest wall, such as steelwire, titanium mesh and polypropylene mesh. It is really hard for clinicians to decide which implant is the best one to replace the chest wall. We herein report a 68-year-old man who had underwent a chest wall reconstruction with a hernia repair piece and a Dacron hernia repair piece. The patient has maintained an excellent cosmetic and functional outcome since surgery, which proves that the her...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research

Video-assisted thoracoscopic superior segmentectomy of the right lower lobe.
Authors: Pan X, Zhang Y, Ren S, Ding Z, Li X, Zhu D, Zhang C, Zhao J Abstract A 61-year-old male patient was referred to the thoracic surgery department due to repeated hemoptysis for more than one year. The computed tomography revealed a 5.2 cm × 3.1 cm mass in the right lower lobe and the nature of the mass was confirmed to be chronic inflammation by trans percutaneous lung biopsy. Bronchiectasis of the right lower lobe was considered based on the symptoms, signs, and imaging findings. Surgery for bronchiectasis is used only as part of a multimodality treatment approach. After the adequate pretreatment with a ta...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - June 15, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research