Giant Bulla Imitating Tension Pneumothorax.
Giant Bulla Imitating Tension Pneumothorax. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2019 Jun 28;116(26):461 Authors: Schumann M, Hamed A, Kohl T PMID: 31431251 [PubMed - in process]
In this report we discuss and highlight the rare pleural complications associated with GPA, and alert clinicians to monitor for these important complications even after disease-modifying treatment is initiated.
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ConclusionsEndovascular coil fiducial placement for lung SBRT is associated with high procedural success rates and lower rates of clinically relevant complications than transthoracic marker placement.
ConclusionsThis study shows that LUS is highly feasible and frequently detects postoperative pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery. Discordant observations in atelectasis and pleural effusions for LUS and CXR can be explained by a superior diagnostic ability of LUS in detecting these conditions. The effects of LUS as primary imaging modality on patient outcome should be evaluated in future studies.
Conclusions: Percutaneous transhepatic implantation of true-spherical gold markers for RAR is feasible and can be conducted with a high success rate and low complication rate. PMID: 31516050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: 14–20 September 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10202Author(s): Kazunori Sugimura, Osamu Sasaki, Masahiro Shinoda, Sho Kawasaki, Masaharu Shinkai
We present two male patients age 15 and 16 who had a spontaneous pneumothorax after vaping and were initially treated with tube thoracostomy placement. Both patients had recurrences requiring surgical intervention and have been recurrence-free since. This is the first known report of vaping and its association with spontaneous pneumothorax. A comprehensive smoking history that includes vaping is important in patients presenting with suspected pneumothoraces as it can lead to earlier cessation interventions, help prevent recurrence, and raise suspicion for pneumothorax in patients presenting without severe symptoms. As more...
This article will discuss the latest evidence on the incidence of adverse events in diving with a focus on those caused by asthma. Expert opinion: Physicians can be faced with the difficult task of counseling patients with asthma who wish to dive. This review article will aim to explore the current guidelines which can assist a physician in providing a comprehensive dive safety assessment. PMID: 31509025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The algorithm analyses chest x-rays for pneumothorax and flags suspected cases for radiologists to prioritize.FDA Approvals
Petzoldt M Abstract Idiopathic achalasia is a motility disorder of the esophagus characterized by a dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter, which typically manifests as dysphagia. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an interventional endoscopic procedure for achalasia, which was introduced in 2010. Although results from randomized studies comparing short-term and long-term safety and efficacy are yet to be published, POEM is regarded to be less invasive than the standard treatment of achalasia (laparoscopic Heller myotomy). POEM is the first endoscopic procedure routinely performed with the patient u...