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Intuitive is Giving Thoracic Surgeons Something to Talk About
Results from the first clinical study assessing the safety and performance of Intuitive Surgical's new flexible robotics platform were released this week at the CHEST annual meeting. The findings suggest that the surgical platform is both safe, and provides a practical approach for sampling lung tissue. The study was carried out at Australia’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where the platform was used on 30 different patients to evaluate both the safety and feasibility of the surgical system. The new system is a catheter-based technology that was designed to access some of the more difficult-to-reach areas...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Is it Common to Have Pneumothorax with COPD?
Title: Is it Common to Have Pneumothorax with COPD?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

H & H Medical Announces Product Mobile App for IOS and Android
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - H&H Medical Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of emergency first aid products, announced today the availability of a mobile application for users to learn about H&H Medical products, how they treat severe injuries and medical emergencies, and step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The app was designed to help users quickly identify the products they might need to treat a particular medical emergency. While not designed as a training tool, the app does provide information about products for treating severe bleeding, sealing chest wounds, addressing a tension pneumothora...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

H & H Medical Announces Product Mobile App for IOS and Android
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - H&H Medical Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of emergency first aid products, announced today the availability of a mobile application for users to learn about H&H Medical products, how they treat severe injuries and medical emergencies, and step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The app was designed to help users quickly identify the products they might need to treat a particular medical emergency. While not designed as a training tool, the app does provide information about products for treating severe bleeding, sealing chest wounds, addressing a tension pneumothora...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax
The authors describe a combination therapy for the successful treatment of a case of severe community-acquired MRSA pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Collapsed Lung
(Pneumothorax) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Traumatic pneumothorax associated with penetrating neck injury caused by a stingray: a case report - Suzuki T, Takada T, Fudoji J.
We describe a patient with missed traumatic pneumothorax due to penetrating neck injury that was presumably caused by a stingray while diving. The barb can result in significant injuries to deep structures and organs despite a deceptively small entrance wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Cryptic Grip
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 23-year-old presents with a spontaneous pneumothorax, but additional examination reveals a distinctive thumb sign, as well as scoliosis. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air Force Pararescue Team Saves Sick Baby 1,000 Miles Out at Sea
As members of the world's most specialized combat and civilian search and rescue team, the men had performed dozens of missions around the world, but this rescue was different. The voice on the radio wanting help hadn't changed multiple times as it often did in war—meaning the caller had been tragically killed or injured—nor were pararescuemen (PJs) being inserted from a helo on a hoist line while taking fire; there weren't any injured soldiers on the ground needing tourniquets, chest decompressions to relieve a tension pneumothorax or ketamine for the pain, but, despite this, the pucker factor on this mission ...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kevin Grange, EMT-P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

Air Force Pararescue Team Saves Sick Baby 1,000 Miles Out at Sea
As members of the world's most specialized combat and civilian search and rescue team, the men had performed dozens of missions around the world, but this rescue was different. The voice on the radio wanting help hadn't changed multiple times as it often did in war—meaning the caller had been tragically killed or injured—nor were pararescuemen (PJs) being inserted from a helo on a hoist line while taking fire; there weren't any injured soldiers on the ground needing tourniquets, chest decompressions to relieve a tension pneumothorax or ketamine for the pain, but, despite this, the pucker factor on this mission ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kevin Grange, EMT-P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
  Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Five Deadly Causes of Chest Pain Other than Myocardial Infarction
Calls for chest pain are exceedingly common in EMS and result in more than 8 million ED visits yearly in the United States.1 Of these, almost 1 million may have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and about a third of these will have a myocardial infarction (MI).2 Although the vast majority of chest pain patients don't have either ACS or another emergency, EMS providers must be experts in recognizing all of the potential lethal causes of chest pain. In this article we'll discuss common presentations of ACS and then review the five other acute deadly causes of chest pain: aortic dissection, pericarditis with tamponade, esopha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Brown, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Positive 1-month safety results for Medtronic ’ s Navigate bronchoscopy trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released 1-month data from the Navigate trial of its superDimension LungGPS system, touting the device as safe and effective based on the preliminary results. A total of 1,289 patients have been enrolled in the trial to date, which spans 37 sites across Europe and North America. The trial looks to evaluate the performance of Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic’s LungGPS electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy technology the SuperDimension device uses to navigate the lungs. The initial data comes from 500 procedures, 497 of which were lung lesion biopsies, 91 for fiducial placement and 9 for dye ...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Respiratory Medtronic Source Type: news

A Novel Approach to the Shocky Child
  Start with three quick bedside ultrasounds and you might avoid an unnecessary IV push An 11-year-old boy is brought to your emergency department following a few hours of persistent vomiting, irritability and decreasing activity. His mother also reports about two days of fever, decreased appetite and nasal stuffness. On initial evaluation, his vital signs include a heart rate of 128 beats/minute, blood pressure of 82/64 mmHg, respirations of 24 breaths/minute and temperature of 101.50F. Pulse oximetry reveals 98% saturation on room air while capillary refill time is approximately 5 seconds. His activity is reduced an...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go on a lo...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Iatrogenic Pneumothorax More Common at Teaching HospitalsIatrogenic Pneumothorax More Common at Teaching Hospitals
The incidence of iatrogenic pneumothorax has been higher at teaching hospitals than at nonteaching hospitals every year since 2000, according to data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) database. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 18, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Prehospital Evaluation of Effusion, Pneumothorax, StandstillPrehospital Evaluation of Effusion, Pneumothorax, Standstill
Could EMTs and paramedics accurately recognize pericardial effusion, pneumothorax, and cardiac standstill using ultrasound in the field? Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumothorax treatment gets less painful
A less painful treatment strategy for Pneumothorax treatment has been created by scientists. By analyzing the partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide in thoracic cavity gas during Pneumothorax Treatment, physicians can understand the real conditions of the pneumothorax and then update to a less painful treatment method. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Jude Medical’s Nanostim leadless pacer meets 6-month safety, efficacy goals
The Nanostim implantable pacemaker made by St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) met its 6-month safety and efficacy endpoints, according to data presented over the weekend at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology in London and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Leadless II study enrolled 526 patients in the primary cohort, with 300 completing the 6-month protocol in June. The entire group was followed for a mean 6.9 months, showing successful implantation of the Nanostim device in 504 (95.8%) of subjects, according to the NEJM paper. In some 29.8% of the cases, the Nanostim devic...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Cardiac Rhythm Management European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Nanostim Inc. St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to aspiration pneumonia induced by a wristwatch lodged at the pharyngoesophageal junction - Kawai C, Miyao M, Kotani H, Tamaki K.
Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax secondary to disease is rare and seldom encountered in forensic autopsies; however, traumatic bilateral pneumothorax occurs often. Herein, we present a forensic case involving a 50-year-old woman who died 4 days after in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Bolshevik disease and Stalinist terror: on the historical casuistry of artificial pneumothorax - Polianski IJ.
From its initial development by Carlo Forlanini at the end of the nineteenth century until the advent of antibiotics in the 1940s, artificial pneumothorax was one of the most widely used treatments for pulmonary tuberculosis. However, there were strongly h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pigtail Catheter Placement for Pneumothorax Evacuation
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - June 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Vachharajani, A., Moore, A. Tags: Video Corner Source Type: news

Pyopneumothorax following kerosene poisoning - Chaudhary SC, Sawlani KK, Yathish BE, Singh A, Kumar S, Parihar A.
Kerosene poisoning is a common poisoning in India especially in childhood, and clinical spectrum can range from meager chemical pneumonitis to grave complications such as hypoxia, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and emphysema. Pyopneumothorax that may req... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Needle Aspiration of the Pneumothorax
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Leibel, S., Vachharajani, A. Tags: Video Corner Source Type: news

International Perspectives: Point-of-Care Chest Ultrasound in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: An Italian Perspective
Lung ultrasound outperforms conventional radiology in the emergency diagnosis of pneumothorax and pleural effusions. Neonatologists and pediatricians are now adapting lung ultrasound to their specific clinical issues. The normal image is relatively unchanged throughout the age span, whereas progressively fading B-lines (comet-tail artifacts) describe the fluid-to-air transition of the neonatal lung. Also, an homogeneous white (hyperechogenic) lung with pleural image abnormalities and absence of spared areas is accurate in diagnosing respiratory distress syndrome. The evidence of bilateral confluent B-lines in the dependent...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 2, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Raimondi, F., Cattarossi, L., Copetti, R. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Postmortem ventilation in cases of penetrating gunshot and stab wounds to the chest - Germerott T, Preiss US, Ross SG, Thali MJ, Flach PM.
We sought to determine the effect of postmortem ventilation in combination with a suction pump in cases showing penetrating trauma to the chest with haemo- and/or pneumothorax, for better evaluation of the lungs in postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A case of hemothorax following seat-belt injury with a bulla in the apex of the lung: a subtype of spontaneous hemopneumothorax - Kinoshita H, Akiyama N, Murao M, Yamauchi Y, Nakamura T, Sekiya N, Toyota N, Miyagatani Y.
We experienced a case of a subtype of spontaneous hemopneumothorax caused by external forces associated with a seat-belt injury. A female aged 39 years sustained a minor collision with an oncoming car while she was driving. Although pneumothorax was not d... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Incidental occult gunshot wound detected by postmortem computed tomography - Ampanozi G, Schwendener N, Krauskopf A, Thali MJ, Bartsch C.
The body of a 59 year old woman underwent postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) examination prior to forensic autopsy, using a 256 slice multidetector row computed tomography scanner. A large left tension pneumothorax detected on the PMCT was considered t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Outpatient Care Often OK for Spontaneous PneumothoraxOutpatient Care Often OK for Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Ambulatory management of pneumothorax is safe and cost-effective and can make it easy for many patients to go home, according to the senior author of a new paper. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What is a Pneumothorax?
Definition of pneumothorax, the leakage of air into the chest cavity. (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 19, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

What Causes Spontaneous Pneumothorax?
Discussion “A pneumothorax is a collection of air in the pleural space, and it can be categorized into spontaneous, traumatic or iatrogenic. Spontaneous pneumothorax can be further classified into primary with no clinical evidence of underlying lung disease or secondary due to pre-existing lung disease.” Spontaneous pneumothorax is a condition that is relatively rare in pediatrics. There is a bimodal age distribution – neonates and late adolescence. It is caused by tearing of the visceral pleural. Clinical signs include chest pain, dyspnea, tachycardia, tracheal deviation towards contralateral side, hypot...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Cinnamon Challenge
3.5 out of 5 stars Ingesting and Aspirating Dry Cinnamon by Children and Adolescents: The “Cinnamon Challenge” Grant-Alfieri A et al. Pediatrics 2013 Apr 22 [Epub ahead of print] Full text There are thousands of videos on YouTube of individuals attempting the “Cinnamon Challenge“, which involves ingesting one tablespoon of ground cinnamon without the aid of water or fluids to wash it down. Cinnamon — a spice derived from the bark of certain trees — contains cellulose, fibers that once inhaled persist in the respiratory tree and are not biodegraded. Cinnamon is a caustic irritant tha...
Source: The Poison Review - April 23, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cinnamon challenge particulate inhalation pediatrics respiratory effects Source Type: news

What Causes Spontaneous Pneumothorax?
Discussion “A pneumothorax is a collection of air in the pleural space, and it can be categorized into spontaneous, traumatic or iatrogenic. Spontaneous pneumothorax can be further classified into primary with no clinical evidence of underlying lung disease or secondary due to pre-existing lung disease.” Spontaneous pneumothorax is a condition that is relatively rare in pediatrics. There is a bimodal age distribution – neonates and late adolescence. It is caused by tearing of the visceral pleural. Clinical signs include chest pain, dyspnea, tachycardia, tracheal deviation towards contralateral side, hypot...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study investigates minocycline pleurodesis for primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Source: Lancet Area: News According to the results of an open-label RCT conducted in Taiwan, the use of minocycline pleurodesis after simple aspiration is safe and more effective than simple aspiration and drainage only in the treatment for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.   The authors note that simple aspiration and drainage is a standard initial treatment for primary spontaneous pneumothorax. However there is a high rate of recurrence, and they therefore sought to investigate the adjunctive use of minocycline pleurodesis in this setting.  The study, conducted at two hospitals in Taiwan, included 214 pati...
Source: NeLM - News - February 18, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Summary: International Kidney Cancer Symposium
Conclusions VHL/PBRM1 mutations confirmed 3rd subtype identified and under review but appears to be mis-classified tumors.  Shows value of molecular methods rather than new mechanistic insights. Integration with survival outcome—suggests molecular detailing can be prognostic Full integrative analysis in process Preliminary data can be found at http://tcga-data.nci.hih.gov/tcga/ FoxO Transcription Factors in mTORC1- Activated Renal Tumorigenesis:  Implications for the RCC Treatment Boyi Gan, MD Anderson Cancer Center FoxO Family Transcription Factors:  mammals possess FoxO...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 15, 2011 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news