Complications after 100 sessions of cone-beam computed tomography-guided lung radiofrequency ablation: a single-center, retrospective experience.

Conclusion: CBCT-guided RFA of lung tumors is a relatively safe procedure with acceptable morbidity. PMID: 32619365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research

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Conclusion: CT-guided percutaneous MWA for the treatment of multiple synchronous lung GGOs is feasible, safe, and efficacious over short-term follow-up. It may also be employed as an alternative approach for nonsurgical candidates. A longer follow-up is warranted to evaluate the oncologic outcomes. PMID: 32347133 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
We report a case where serial follow-up chest computed tomography revealed progression of pulmonary lesions into confluent bilateral consolidation with lower lung predominance, thereby confirming COVID-19 pneumonia. Furthermore, complications such as mediastinal emphysema, giant bulla, and pneumothorax were also observed during the course of the disease. PMID: 32207255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
We report on the 6 &12-month results of the AATD arm of the EMPROVE study.20 AATD subjects on optimal medical management with hyperinflation, severe dyspnea were treated with SVS valves at 12 centers. Target lobe selection was done using high resolution computed tomography. Targeted lobe was a lower lobe in 85% and an upper lobe in 15% of patients.A mean of 4.4 valves per patient were used to isolate the target lobe, with an average procedure time of 20 minutes. Results are presented as baseline and mean changes in FEV1, Target Lobe Volume (TLV), disease specific quality of life measures – St. George’s Resp...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first case report to describe pneumorachis and pneumocephalus following blunt trauma with pneumothorax, but no spinal or skull fractures. The mechanism that is probably involved here is a migration of air with subcutaneous emphysema and a pleural hernia into the spinal canal. However, in cases of pneumorachis or pneumocephalus, skull fractures need to be investigated as these require surgery and appropriate vaccination to prevent meningitis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs
ConclusionGiant bullous emphysema can represent a pitfall in trauma assessment. We recommend that in cases where pneumothorax is suspected, if the patient is clinically stable, imaging studies should be performed prior to chest tube placement.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first case series of pneumomediastinum in patients with pulmonary fibrosis following EBUS-TBNA. We believe the radial traction placed on the airways (splinting) by the fibrotic lung disease and the increased airway pressure may have allowed air in to the mediastinum through the needle puncture sites. Both physicians and patients should be aware of this complication and we suggest a smaller 22 G EBUS-TBNA needle be used in patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research
Authors: Fourdrain A, De Dominicis F, Lafitte S, Iquille J, Prevot F, Lorne E, Monconduit J, Bagan P, Berna P Abstract BACKGROUND: Predicted postoperative FEV1 (ppoFEV1) must be estimated preoperatively prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We evaluated a lung volumetry approach based on chest computed tomography (CT). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted over a period of one year in eligible lung cancer patients to evaluate the difference between ppoFEV1 and the 3-month postoperative FEV1 (poFEV1). Patients in whom CT was performed in another hospital and those with factors influencing...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdditional intrathoracic findings are highly prevalent and significantly impact prognosis in patients with PE and cancer, making them germane to the classification of this population.
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Ferreiro-Iglesias R, Blanco Freire MN, Paz Novo M, Domínguez Muñoz JE Abstract A 47-year-old man was attended at the emergency room for severe chest pain after eating sausage with subsequent vomiting and mild upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In the chest radiography we could not see abnormalities. He referred previous episodes of choking without consulting. The urgent gastroscopy detected tertiary contractile activity (nutcracker esophagus) and a foreign body in the lower third of the esophagus. After removing the food bolus, we observed a 4 cm longitudinal tear compatible with esophageal rup...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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