A severe pleural complication associated with granulomatosis with polyangiitis

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.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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For neonates and children requiring decompression of tension pneumothorax, specific recommendations for the choice of needle type and size are missing. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine opti...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research
In patients with alveolar-to-pleural air leak due to recent surgery or trauma, clinicians tend to manage chest tubes with suction therapy. Non-suction therapy is associated with shorter chest tube duration but also a higher risk of pneumothorax. We sought to develop an intrapleural electrical impedance sensor for continuous, real-time monitoring of pneumothorax development in a porcine model of air leak as a means of promoting non-suction therapy. Using thoracoscopy, two chest tubes and the pleural impedance sensor were introduced into the pleural space of three pigs.
Source: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: THORACIC – Original Submission Source Type: research
This Surveillance Report provides a summary of new evidence published related to the NICE guideline CG69: NICE will withdraw this guideline and incorporate any relevant evidence into relevant antimicrobial prescribing guidelines on sinusitis, sore throat, otitis media and cough.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
While in the last years, sci-fi stories, experts and even some opinion-leader public figures frequently spelled the end of mankind through artificial intelligence, lately, it turned out just how easy it is to play tricks on smart algorithms and fool them into making errors. We looked around how researchers can hack A.I. and what that means for medicine and healthcare, mainly from a security perspective. Does A.I. have an Achilles heel? As the saying goes, a chain is as strong as its weakest link – and the ancient Greeks knew it. No matter that Achilles had extraordinary strength, courage, and loyalty, that he f...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Security & Privacy adversarial adversarial example AI autonomous data security digital digital health hack Healthcare self-driving technology Source Type: blogs
Title: Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
ConclusionsSM are a  common sensitization in the study population and should be included in standard skin prick test arrays. Cross sensitization to house dust mites is limited and nasal symptoms are most frequent. Nasal provocation testing is necessary to secure clinical diagnosis of allergy and further research is ne eded to evaluate the clinical relevance of the high sensitization rates found for intradermal testing.
Source: Allergo Journal International - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion Chemical pleurodesis is superior to mechanical pleurodesis following bullectomy for PSP in reducing hospital stay and recurrence rate. However, more RCTs with longer follow-up are necessary to demonstrate the benefit of chemical pleurodesis for PSP. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Modified distraction osteogenesis is a novel technique in the primary reconstruction of calvarial bone. PMID: 31587674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
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CONCLUSION: Young boys were found to be more commonly affected by orbital cellulitis than young girls. Staphylococcus aureus was the most common isolated micro-organism. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Burkholderia pseudomallei caused severe infection. Sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infection were the most common predisposing factors. A majority of the children improved with medical treatment alone. Our findings are in slight disagreement with other published reports on paediatric orbital cellulitis, especially from the Asian region. PMID: 31598730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Singapore Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Singapore Med J Source Type: research
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