256 results match your criteria Histoplasmosis Thoracic


Endemic pulmonary fungal diseases in immunocompetent patients: an emphasis on thoracic imaging.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2019 Mar 31;13(3):263-277. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Department of Radiology , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.

Introduction: Systemic endemic mycoses are prevalent in specific geographical areas of the world and are responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality in these populations, and in immigrants and travelers returning from endemic regions. The most common fungal infections that can affect the lungs of immunocompetent patients include histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, sporotrichosis, aspergillosis, and cryptococcosis. Diagnosis and management of these diseases remain challenging, especially in non-endemic areas due to the lack of experience. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2019.1571914DOI Listing
March 2019
4 Reads

Tomographic assessment of thoracic fungal diseases: a pattern and signs approach.

Radiol Bras 2018 Sep-Oct;51(5):313-321

Department of Radiology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Pulmonary fungal infections, which can be opportunistic or endemic, lead to considerable morbidity and mortality. Such infections have multiple clinical presentations and imaging patterns, overlapping with those of various other diseases, complicating the diagnostic approach. Given the immensity of Brazil, knowledge of the epidemiological context of pulmonary fungal infections in the various regions of the country is paramount when considering their differential diagnoses. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-3984.2017.0223DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198837PMC
October 2018
22 Reads

Disseminated histoplasmosis as a first clinical manifestation in a patient with small lymphocytic lymphoma: A case report

Biomedica 2018 09 1;38(3):298-302. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Departamento de Hemato-Patología, Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia.

The small lymphocytic lymphoma is a mature B cell neoplasm with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations. Opportunistic infections that are not related to the treatment, even in advanced stages, have a low incidence rate. There are few case reports in the medical literature of patients who have not received immunosuppressive therapy and present with small lymphocytic lymphoma associated with disseminated histoplasmosis at diagnosis. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v38i3.3739DOI Listing
September 2018
13 Reads

Histoplamosis in an immunocompetent man returning from Brazil: A diagnostic challenge helped by 18 FDG PET CT.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2019 Jan - Feb;27:136-138. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Aix Marseille Univ, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2018.10.004DOI Listing

[A man with thoracic pain after visiting the tropics].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 08 30;162. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Spaarne Gasthuis, locatie Haarlem Zuid, afd. Longgeneeskunde.

A 25-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department with thoracic pain and coughing after travelling through South America. Radiologic work-up revealed diffuse multifocal consolidations surrounded by a ground-glass halo and thoracic lymphadenopathy. A urine antigen test was positive for Histoplasma capsulatum, a fungus that is endemic in South America and which causes a severe pulmonary infection in 5% of the infected patients. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
August 2018
7 Reads

Detection of (1,3)-β-d-Glucan in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Histoplasma Meningitis.

J Clin Microbiol 2018 Oct 25;56(10). Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Transplantation Program, Indiana University-School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) histoplasmosis is often difficult. Although cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (1,3)-β-d-glucan (BDG) is available as a biological marker for the diagnosis of fungal meningitis, there are limited data on its use for the diagnosis of meningitis. We evaluated CSF BDG detection, using the Fungitell assay, in patients with CNS histoplasmosis and controls. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00663-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6156302PMC
October 2018
15 Reads

Tuberculosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases of the Airway.

Thorac Surg Clin 2018 May;28(2):155-161

Laval University, 6364, Chemin Royal, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Quebec City, Québec G0A3Z0, Canada.

Granulomatous diseases of the airway are challenging lesions to diagnose and effectively manage not only because they are uncommon but also because they can occur in different forms, each with unique clinical and radiological characteristics. Most such lesions can be effectively managed conservatively with repeated airway dilatation, use of intraluminal stents, and specific antimicrobial treatment. The only exception is those lesions presenting with localized airway obstruction wherein surgical resection may be indicated and beneficial. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2018.01.004DOI Listing
May 2018
15 Reads

Clinical and epidemiological characterization of histoplasmosis cases in a nonendemic area, Connecticut, United States.

Med Mycol 2018 Oct;56(7):896-899

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

We performed a retrospective analysis of histoplasmosis cases diagnosed at our institution in New Haven, Connecticut, from 2005 to 2015. Among 12 cases of active histoplasmosis, seven were immunosuppressed and five had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Eleven patients reported travel to potentially endemic areas at a median of 105 days prior to presentation; travel to the Caribbean was most common (n = 6). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://academic.oup.com/mmy/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mmy/
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myx120DOI Listing
October 2018
3 Reads

Pulmonary Histoplasmosis Identified by Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Biopsy: a Case Report.

J Korean Med Sci 2018 Jan 8;33(2):e15. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Histoplasmosis is a common endemic mycosis in North, Central, and South America, but Korea is not known as an endemic area. We treated an immunocompetent Korean patient who had histoplasmosis. A 65-year-old Korean man presented with multiple pulmonary clumps of tiny nodules in the both lungs. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3346/jkms.2018.3
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5729656PMC
January 2018
13 Reads
1.253 Impact Factor

Fever after recent travel.

Authors:
Habib Rehman

Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Nov;84(11):840-846

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina, SK, Canada.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.84a.16046DOI Listing
November 2017
16 Reads

Clinical Perspectives in the Diagnosis and Management of Histoplasmosis.

Clin Chest Med 2017 09 17;38(3):403-415. Epub 2017 May 17.

Thoracic Transplantation Program, Department of Medicine, Methodist Professional Center-2, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indiana University, Suite 2000, 1801 North Senate Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. Electronic address:

With increasing numbers of travelers and immunocompromised patients, histoplasmosis, caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, has become a disease of national extent. The clinical spectrum of histoplasmosis is very wide, in terms of disease cadence, onset, distribution, and severity. A multipronged approach is recommended for diagnosis. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccm.2017.04.004DOI Listing
September 2017
3 Reads

Histoplasmosis mimicking metastatic spinal tumour.

J Int Med Res 2017 Aug 12;45(4):1440-1446. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

1 Department of Orthopedics, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. Diagnosis of histoplasmosis is based on the culture of biological samples and detection of fungus in tissues. Histoplasmosis can mimic malignant lesions. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300060517708530DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5625537PMC
August 2017
4 Reads

Laboratory Diagnostics for Histoplasmosis.

J Clin Microbiol 2017 06 8;55(6):1612-1620. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Department of Medicine, Thoracic Transplantation Program, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The diagnosis of histoplasmosis is based on a multifaceted approach that includes clinical, radiographic, and laboratory evidence of disease. The gold standards for laboratory diagnosis include demonstration of yeast on pathological examination of tissue and isolation of the mold in the culture of clinical specimens; however, antigen detection has provided a rapid, noninvasive, and highly sensitive method for diagnosis and is a useful marker of treatment response. Molecular methods with improved sensitivity on clinical specimens are being developed but are not yet ready for widespread clinical use. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://jcm.asm.org/lookup/doi/10.1128/JCM.02430-16
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02430-16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5442517PMC
June 2017
5 Reads

Bronchoesophageal Fistula Repair with Intercostal Muscle Flap Followed by Occlusion of Residual Diverticula with N-butyl Cyanoacrylate (NBCA) Glue: A Case Report.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Aug 1;10(8):PD03-4. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

PG Resident, Department of Radiology & Imaging, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences , Shillong, Meghalaya, India .

The incidence of bronchoesophageal fistula in presence of benign pathology of tracheal tree or oesophagus is rare. It is encountered in thoracic diseases like tuberculosis, syphilis or histoplasmosis due to erosion by infected lymph node or abscess to adjoining structures. The source of primary pathology has to be eliminated followed by appropriate steps of fistula tract closure is essential for optimal result. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2016/15789.8303DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5028568PMC

Primary Cutaneous Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Host from a Nonendemic Area.

Indian J Dermatol 2016 Jul-Aug;61(4):467

Department of Pathology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India.

A 32-year-old male presented to Dermatology outpatient Department with complaints of a single nonhealing ulcer on his right thigh. This lesion was there for the last 1΍ months. It had begun as a small nodule and increased up to the present size of 3 cm with an oozing and ulcerated surface and thickened everted margins. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://www.e-ijd.org/text.asp?2016/61/4/467/185748
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0019-5154.185748DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4966422PMC
August 2016
7 Reads

Thoracic lymphadenopathy in benign diseases: A state of the art review.

Respir Med 2016 Mar 1;112:10-7. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:

Lymphadenopathy is a common radiological finding in many thoracic diseases and may be caused by a variety of infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions. This review aims to describe the patterns of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy found in benign diseases in immunocompetent patients. Computed tomography is the method of choice for the evaluation of lymphadenopathy, as it is able to demonstrate increased size of individual nodes, abnormalities of the interface between the mediastinum and lung, invasion of surrounding fat, coalescence of adjacent nodes, obliteration of the mediastinal fat, and hypo- and hyperdensity in lymph nodes. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2016.01.021DOI Listing
March 2016
55 Reads

Improved Diagnosis of Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis by Combining Antigen and Antibody Detection.

Clin Infect Dis 2016 Apr 20;62(7):896-902. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

MiraVista Diagnostics.

Background: Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis can be severe, especially following heavy inoculum exposure. Rapid diagnosis is critical and often possible by detection of antigen, but this test may be falsely negative in 17% of such cases. Antibody detection by enzyme immunoassay (EIA) may increase sensitivity and permit the measurement of immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) classes of antibodies separately. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/cid/
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw007DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4787609PMC
April 2016
4 Reads

Cannulation of the Internal Thoracic Artery with a Central Venous Catheter.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016 Mar;193(5):e9-11

1 Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, and.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201509-1748IMDOI Listing
March 2016
3 Reads

Fibrosing mediastinitis: a rare complication of histoplasmosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2015 Nov 4;2015. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

We report a case of a 29-year-old man who presented with intermittent haemoptysis for about 18 months. Previously, his symptoms had been diagnosed as musculoskeletal pain and later as pneumonia. CT found a venous infarct in the right lung in addition to extensive lymphadenopathy in the mediastinum and pulmonary hila, with associated calcifications almost completely occluding the superior vena cava and azygos vein. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-212774.full
Web Search
http://casereports.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bcr-2015-21277
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2015-212774DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4654015PMC
November 2015
6 Reads

Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transvascular Needle Aspiration: A Single-Center Experience.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2015 Oct;22(4):306-11

*Norton Thoracic Institute, St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ †Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Background: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is well established for the staging and diagnosis of lung cancer and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Central mediastinal vascular structures may preclude EBUS-TBNA access to lymph nodes in the aortopulmonary window and certain centrally located parenchymal lesions. Thus, a transvascular approach is necessitated. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000227DOI Listing
October 2015
24 Reads

Evaluation of two new enzyme immunoassay reagents for diagnosis of histoplasmosis in a cohort of clinically characterized patients.

Med Mycol 2015 Nov 2;53(8):868-73. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Thoracic Transplantation Program, Indiana University Health, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

The performance characteristics of the recently available analyte-specific reagent based enzyme immunoassay (ASR-EIA) and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) kit for urine Histoplasma antigen detection were evaluated in a cohort of 50 clinically characterized patients with histoplasmosis and 50 control patients. Overall sensitivity and specificity of the ASR-EIA were significantly improved compared with those of the IVD kit (sensitivity 72% vs. 22%, P<. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myv062DOI Listing
November 2015
10 Reads

Pulmonary hypertension due to fibrosing mediastinitis treated successfully with stenting of pulmonary vein stenoses.

Can J Cardiol 2015 Apr 24;31(4):548.e5-7. Epub 2014 Dec 24.

Divisions of Cardiology and Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

We describe a patient with fibrosing mediastinitis after childhood histoplasmosis who presented with severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to pulmonary vein stenoses. Stenting of 2 stenosed pulmonary veins via a transseptal approach resulted in an immediate decrease in systolic pulmonary artery pressure from 90 to 68 mm Hg and improvement in dyspnea and cardiac index, which was sustained at 6 months. This case highlights the importance of routinely assessing the pulmonary veins during workup for pulmonary hypertension. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2014.12.025DOI Listing
April 2015
8 Reads

[The clinical-radiologic-pathologic features of imported pulmonary histoplasmosis].

Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi 2015 Jan;38(1):23-8

Email:

Objective: To describe the clinical features and treatment of imported pulmonary histoplasmosis and therefore to improve the recognition and differential diagnosis of this disease.

Methods: The clinical data of 3 patients with imported pulmonary histoplasmosis in our hospital were collected and analyzed. Literatures published since 1989 were retrieved with 'pulmonary histoplasmosis' from PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Data and VIP data, of which all the literatures about imported pulmonary histoplasmosis were reviewed. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
January 2015
8 Reads

Disseminated histoplasmosis with mucocutaneous immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in an HIV-infected patient.

AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2015 Mar;31(3):274-5

Infectious Disease Clinic, AOU IRCCS San Martino-IST, University of Genoa (DISSAL) , Genoa, Italy .

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aid.2014.0329
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/aid.2014.0329DOI Listing
March 2015
8 Reads

Histoplasmosis presenting with solitary pulmonary nodule: two cases mimicking pulmonary metastases.

Niger J Clin Pract 2015 Mar-Apr;18(2):304-6

Department of Thoracic Surgery, 2nd Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Pulmonary histoplasmosis is a granulomatous disease, whose diagnosis is not always easy, as it may simulate metastatic lesions due to similar radiographic findings. We herein report two cases of histoplasmosis with solitary pulmonary nodule in asymptomatic patients with histories of cancer surgeries, whose diagnoses were confirmed by postoperative pathological examinations. Doctors must pay attention to risk factors for immunosuppression such as the histories of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or malignancy, which may increase chances of developing histoplasmosis. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.151075DOI Listing
August 2015
2 Reads

Low-positive histoplasma antigen results in the MVista assay should not be assumed to be false positive.

J Clin Microbiol 2014 Dec;52(12):4445

MiraVista Diagnostics and MiraBella Technologies, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02514-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313342PMC
December 2014
49 Reads

Chronic bronchitis with fungal infection presenting with marked elevation of serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9: a case report.

Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2014 15;7(9):6307-12. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Department of Gastroenterology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan 430030, China.

Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is the most frequently applied serum tumor marker for diagnosis of cancers in the digestive organs. However, some patients with benign diseases can have elevated serum levels of CA19-9 as well. The current study presents a 55-year-old female who was admitted to our hospital for further evaluation of a nodular cavity shadow in the right lower lobe and clarification of the cause of the marked elevation of serum CA19-9 levels. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4203255PMC
July 2015
21 Reads

Thoracoscopic pneumonectomy in management of histoplasmosis and fibrosing mediastinitis.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Oct;98(4):e95-6

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Pulmonary histoplasmosis is generally a self-limited respiratory illness in endemic areas. Fibrosing mediastinitis is a severe chronic complication of pulmonary histoplasmosis in which pulmonary vessels and airways can be compressed with the potential for life-threatening implications. We present a 50-year-old male patient who presented with a total occlusion of the left pulmonary artery due to fibrosing mediastinitis. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.06.093DOI Listing
October 2014
2 Reads

Rupioid psoriasis and other skin diseases with rupioid manifestations.

Cutis 2014 Sep;94(3):119-21

833 Chestnut St, Ste 740, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

The term rupioid has been used to describe well-demarcated, cone-shaped plaques with thick, dark, lamellate, and adherent crusts on the skin that somewhat resemble oyster or limpet shells. We present a case of rupioid psoriasis that was treated with methotrexate, topical steroids, and intralesional steroid injections. Rupioid manifestations have been clinically observed in a variety of disease settings, including rupioid psoriasis, reactive arthritis, disseminated histoplasmosis, keratotic scabies, secondary syphilis, and photosensitive skin lesions in association with aminoaciduria. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
September 2014
15 Reads

[Fever and dyspnea in a Panamanian woman with a bleeding ulcer].

Presse Med 2014 Nov 26;43(11):1302-6. Epub 2014 Sep 26.

Complexo hospitalario universitario de Ourense, service de médecine interne-maladies infectieuses, 32005 Ourense, Espagne.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lpm.2014.05.014DOI Listing
November 2014
2 Reads

Late occurrence of Histoplasma duboisii cutaneous and pulmonary infection 18 years after exposure.

J Mycol Med 2014 Sep 23;24(3):229-33. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

Department of dermatology, Cochin hospital, AP-HP, université René-Descartes Paris V, Paris, France.

We report an imported case of Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii (H. duboisii) infection in a white French woman revealed by cutaneous lesions of the scalp, 18 years after her last stay in West and Central Africa. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mycmed.2014.08.001DOI Listing
September 2014
3 Reads

Successful allograft root re-replacement for prosthetic valve endocarditis with improvement of renal function in a Jehovah's Witness patient.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Oct 21;148(4):e199-200. Epub 2014 Jul 21.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.066DOI Listing
October 2014
16 Reads

Percutaneous recanalization of occluded brachiocephalic vein-superior vena cava connection after resection of mediastinal mass.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2014 Jul;7(7):e69-70

Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2013.10.033DOI Listing
July 2014
2 Reads
1 Citation
7.345 Impact Factor

Calcified granulomatous disease: occupational associations and lack of familial aggregation.

Lung 2014 Dec 20;192(6):841-7. Epub 2014 Jul 20.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA,

Purpose: The acute host response to histoplasma capsulatum infection varies according to exposure and susceptibility. Late sequelae include calcifications in the lung, thoracic lymphatics, and spleen. Determinants of calcified granuloma formation are poorly studied and may differ from those affecting acute response. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00408-014-96
Web Search
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00408-014-9624-3
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00408-014-9624-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4239180PMC
December 2014
13 Reads

Histoplasmosis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS): multicenter study of outcomes and factors associated with relapse.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2014 Jan;93(1):11-8

From Division of Infectious Diseases (TM, RNG), Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Public Health (TNC), University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Division of Infectious Diseases (AMA), Department of Internal Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Division of Infectious Diseases (AS), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Division of Infectious Diseases (AF), Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Transplantation (CH), Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, Indiana; Division of Infectious Disease (JWB), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama; Departmentof Epidemiology (MJ), College of Public Health, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; Division of Infectious Disease (DMB), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri; and MiraVista Diagnostics (MR, LJW), Indianapolis, Indiana.

Although discontinuation of suppressive antifungal therapy for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated histoplasmosis is accepted for patients with immunologic recovery, there have been no published studies of this approach in clinical practice, and minimal characterization of individuals who relapse with this disease. We performed a multicenter retrospective cohort study to determine the outcome in AIDS patients following discontinuation of suppressive antifungal therapy for histoplasmosis. Ninety-seven patients were divided into a physician-discontinued suppressive therapy group (PD) (38 patients) and a physician-continued suppressive therapy group (PC) (59 patients). Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000000016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4616326PMC
January 2014
4 Reads

A case in Europe of feline histoplasmosis apparently limited to the skin.

Vet Dermatol 2013 Dec 9;24(6):635-8, e158. Epub 2013 Oct 9.

Department of Dermatology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Histoplasma capsulatum has a worldwide distribution, but reports in Europe remain rare. We present the second report of histoplasmosis in a cat in Europe and, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of feline histoplasmosis infection apparently limited to the skin.

Case Report: A 6-year-old male castrated outdoor cat was presented to the dermatology service with a history of skin lesions evolving over 1 month and consisting of multiple papules and nodules on the head and neck. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12077DOI Listing
December 2013
2 Reads

Fungal infection mimicking pulmonary malignancy: clinical and radiological characteristics.

Lung 2013 Dec 17;191(6):655-62. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Department of Imaging, AC Camargo Cancer Center, Rua Paulo Orozimbo, 726, Aclimação, São Paulo, SP, 01535-001, Brazil,

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological features of patients with fungal infection mimicking thoracic malignancy and to establish a diagnostic approach for both clinicians and radiologists to avoid misdiagnosis.

Methods: In this retrospective study, we reviewed clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings from 27 patients who presented with suspicion of thoracic malignancy who were ultimately diagnosed with fungal disease.

Results: Patients' median age was 55. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00408-013-9506
Web Search
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00408-013-9506-0
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00408-013-9506-0DOI Listing
December 2013
10 Reads

'Occam's Scissors': opportunistic infections in advanced HIV infection.

BMJ Case Rep 2013 Jul 5;2013. Epub 2013 Jul 5.

Department of HIV/Thoracic Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.

The authors report the case of a new diagnosis of advanced HIV-1 infection with a blood CD4 cell count of 0.003×10(9)/L (2%), presenting with weight loss, night sweats, diarrhoea and anorexia. Symptoms were due to disseminated histoplasmosis (confirmed pulmonary and colonic disease), Pneumocystis pneumonia and oral candidiasis highlighting the limitations of 'Occam's razor' with advanced HIV infection. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2013-009544DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3736238PMC
July 2013
10 Reads

Traction esophageal diverticulum: a rare cause of gastro-intestinal bleeding.

Springerplus 2012 Dec 21;1(1):50. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

Department of Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11219 USA.

Esophageal diverticula are uncommon lesions that are usually classified according to their location (cervical, thoracic, or epiphrenic), or underlying pathogenesis (pulsion or traction), and their morphology (true or false).The majority of esophageal diverticula are acquired lesions that occur predominantly in elderly adults. Pulsion, or false, diverticula are the most commonly encountered type of esophageal diverticula noticed at the level of cricopharyngeus muscle, occur as a localized outpouchings that lacks a muscular coat, and as such their wall is formed entirely by mucosa and submucosa. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186%2F2193-1801-1-5
Web Search
http://www.springerplus.com/content/1/1/50
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-1-50DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633779PMC
December 2012
2 Reads

[Fibrosing mediastinitis with pulmonary hypertension as a rare complication of sarcoidosis].

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013 ;81(3):273-80

Oddział XI Chorób Płuc, IGiCHP, ul. Płocka 26, 01–138, Warszawa, Poland.

Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare disease, mostly associated with previous granulomatous diseases, such as histoplasmosis, tuberculosis, or sarcoidosis. We present a case of 42-year-old woman with sarcoidosis, who had developed fibrosing mediastinitis and pulmonary hypertension. Contrast-enhanced computer tomography showed abnormal, bilateral, solid tissues surrounding the hila and mediastinum. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
August 2014
8 Reads

National lung screening trial: variability in nodule detection rates in chest CT studies.

Radiology 2013 Sep 16;268(3):865-73. Epub 2013 Apr 16.

Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6130 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Purpose: To characterize the variability in radiologists' interpretations of computed tomography (CT) studies in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) (including assessment of false-positive rates [FPRs] and sensitivity), to examine factors that contribute to variability, and to evaluate trade-offs between FPRs and sensitivity among different groups of radiologists.

Materials And Methods: The HIPAA-compliant NLST was approved by the institutional review board at each screening center; all participants provided informed consent. NLST radiologists reported overall screening results, nodule-specific findings, and recommendations for diagnostic follow-up. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.13121530DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3750416PMC
September 2013
2 Reads

Pulmonary necrotizing granulomas of unknown cause: clinical and pathologic analysis of 131 patients with completely resected nodules.

Chest 2013 Sep;144(3):813-824

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Background: The cause of pulmonary necrotizing granulomas is often unclear, even after histologic examination. Our aim was to determine the clinical significance of histologically unexplained necrotizing granulomas.

Methods: Pulmonary necrotizing granulomas surgically resected at the Mayo Clinic (1994-2004) were retrieved and reviewed retrospectively. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.12-2113DOI Listing
September 2013
4 Reads

Endobronchial ultrasound diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2013 Jan;20(1):33-4

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA.

A 68-year-old woman presented for mediastinal lymph node sampling while undergoing work up for a solitary pulmonary nodule. During endobronchial ultrasound examination of the airways, an echogenic abnormality was noted within the right pulmonary artery. The patient underwent computed tomography angiography of the chest, and diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was confirmed. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0b013e31827cc8e2DOI Listing
January 2013
22 Reads
2 Citations

Dual time point positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan in evaluation of intrathoracic lesions in an area endemic for histoplasmosis and with high prevalence of sarcoidosis.

Am J Med Sci 2013 Nov;346(5):358-62

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine (DK, ISA, AXF, MKZ), University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, Tennessee; and Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DSA, ISA, DSW, MKZ), Memphis, Tennessee.

Background: We explored the role of dual time point fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (DTP PET/CT) scan in the differentiation of benign and malignant lung and mediastinal lesions.

Methods: We studied a sample of 72 consecutive patients who underwent DTP PET/CT scan for intrathoracic lesions. Information on demographics, initial and delayed maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of lesions and final diagnosis were collected. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00029629153048
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31827b9b6dDOI Listing
November 2013
11 Reads

Coughing and fever after surfing in Central America.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2012 Nov 26;124 Suppl 3:35-8. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Internal Medicine 4, Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Süd - Kaiser-Franz-Josef Hospital, Kundratstraße 3, 1100 Vienna, Austria.

We report the case of a 19-year-old surfer, returning from Central America, who presented with chronic cough. The X-ray and full blood count, which had been performed in Costa Rica, were without pathology; laboratory parameters showed slightly increased C-reactive protein (59 mg/l). Malaria was excluded by thick smear. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00508-012-0253-7DOI Listing
November 2012
1 Read

A case of oral ulceration and disseminated histoplasmosis in HIV infection.

Int J STD AIDS 2012 Jul;23(7):522-3

Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, USA.

A 51-year-old Malawian woman presented with persistent mouth ulceration and an eight-month history of non-specific respiratory symptoms. Histoplasma capsulatum was diagnosed on gum, gastric and lymph node biopsies. Identification of H. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ijsa.2011.011261DOI Listing
July 2012
3 Reads

Surgery for other pulmonary fungal infections, Actinomyces, and Nocardia.

Thorac Surg Clin 2012 Aug;22(3):363-74

Department of Surgery, SUNY Downstate, 1158 Church Street, Mobile, AL 36604, USA.

Surgical participation in the management of fungal infections has changed since the advent of effective antimicrobials. Even so, a surgeon may be called on for a variety of reasons, depending on the specific fungal infection and the evolution of thoracic disease. Specific fungal infections are enumerated. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.04.002DOI Listing
August 2012
3 Reads

[Role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for the evaluation of mediastinal adenopathy].

Bull Cancer 2012 Jul-Aug;99(7-8):761-70

Institut Bergonié, département d'oncologie médicale, Bordeaux, France.

Mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be detected by CT-scan or positron emission tomography. Malignant (e.g, lung cancer, metastatic cancer, lymphoma), infectious (e. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/bdc.2012.1606DOI Listing
September 2012
6 Reads

Fusion positron emission/computed tomography underestimates the presence of hilar nodal metastases in patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2012 May 17;93(5):1621-4. Epub 2012 Mar 17.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.

Background: The 5-year survival for patients with resected stage II (N1) non-small cell lung cancer ranges from 40% to 55%. No data exist addressing the benefit of neoadjuvant therapy for patients with stage II disease. This is largely in part due to the lack of a reliable, minimally invasive method to assess hilar nodes. Read More

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.006DOI Listing
May 2012
2 Reads

[44-year-old man from Southeast Asia with chest pain].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2012 Mar 13;137(12):583-4. Epub 2012 Mar 13.

Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin, Thoraxklinik am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg.

View Article

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0031-1299034DOI Listing
March 2012
3 Reads