Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)

Title: Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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The objective of this study was to examine the usefulness of these less invasive small-bore aspiration catheters for drainage of pneumothorax.MethodsBaseline characteristics and laboratory test data at admission of 70 patients who were admitted to and underwent drainage treatment for pneumothorax at our hospital between April 2011 and February 2017 were retrospectively reviewed based on their medical records. The primary endpoints were factors associated with drainage treatment failure, and baseline characteristics and laboratory test data were compared between those treated with a small-bore aspiration catheter and those ...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, the double-level RLB could delay the time to initial administration of analgesics, but this technique may be insufficient to reduce the analgesic requirement within the 12-hour postoperative period following breast cancer surgery. PMID: 30012909 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
Authors: Al-Ghamdi B Abstract Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a significant health problem worldwide. Multiple randomized controlled trials have shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are effective life-saving management option for individuals at risk of SCD in both primary and secondary prevention. Although the conventional transvenous ICDs (TV-ICDs) are safe and effective, there are potential complications associated with its use, including localized pocket or wound infection or systematic infection, a vascular access related complication such as pneumothorax, and venous thrombosis, and lead rela...
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Karapolat S, Buran A, Turkyilmaz A PMID: 30010489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
We report the case of an 83-year-old woman who presented with a scalp lesion, which was initially thought to be caused by scalp trauma but was later found to be an angiosarcoma. She initially refused any therapy for the tumor. She returned several months later with a cough and shortness of breath and was found to have multiple pulmonary cysts. She was treated with paclitaxel, but her tumor did not respond to the therapy and she died 2 months later. DISCUSSION: We discuss the common presentation of cutaneous angiosarcomas and their tendency to metastasize to the lung and present as cystic lesions. We also review the com...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Authors: Zheng Y, Yang X, Ni X Abstract A 25-year-old man developed a gastric perforation after ingesting a homemade drink containing liquid nitrogen. Surgical repair had to be postponed to seek consultations with experts because the available practitioners in this case, including emergency physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologists, had little experience and knowledge about the source of the patient's pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema. The patient ultimately underwent exploratory laparotomy with general anesthesia, considering that delaying the operation would lead to a longer duration of bacterial peritoni...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: These results suggest that a combined approach using MDCT-guided lipiodol marking followed by VATS is feasible and has acceptable accuracy in resection of SPNs. PMID: 29997960 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Real-time image-guided hookwire localization in the hybrid theatre setting is an effective facilitator of VATS resection of tiny lung nodules in selected patients, and may have added advantages in terms of safety and localization accuracy over the conventional sVATS method. PMID: 29997959 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Common HRCT features cannot be used as criteria for the differential diagnosis of subcentimeter benign and malignant pulmonary GGOs. CT-guided microcoil marking of these lesions prior to VATS is a feasible, safe, and effective procedure for the localization of subcentimeter pulmonary GGOs. PMID: 29997929 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
We present a case of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) resulting from marijuana inhalation, a finding rarely described in the literature. A 21-year-old male presented with several episodes of hemoptysis after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. He reported smoking 5-8 joints per day of marijuana (he denied use of bongs or other inhalant aids). His respiratory exam revealed bilateral fine rales. Laboratory evaluation included leukocytosis with left shift, normal platelets, coagulation profile, and a urine toxicology screen positive for tetrahydocanabinoid (THC). Chest CT revealed bilateral diffuse alveolar infiltrates s...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Case Rep Source Type: research
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