pleural diseases

Summary

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Growth factors in pleural fibrosis
    Steven E Mutsaers
    Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 12:251-8. 2006
  2. ncbi Chest CT screening of asbestos-exposed workers: lung lesions and incidental findings
    T Vierikko
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Eur Respir J 29:78-84. 2007
  3. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumours
    Mathieu Cannella
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Bergonie, Regional Cancer Center, 229 Cours de l Argonne, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 34:S171-4. 2011
  4. ncbi The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula
    S Watanabe
    Second Department of Surgery, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:276-8. 2001
  5. ncbi Intractable bronchopleural fistula caused by radiofrequency ablation: endoscopic bronchial occlusion with silicone embolic material
    H Kodama
    Departments of Radiology Thoracic Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Br J Radiol 82:e225-7. 2009
  6. ncbi Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema
    Muhanned Abu-Hijleh
    Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Lung 188:253-7. 2010
  7. ncbi Computed tomography of asbestos-related pleural abnormalities
    M Tiitola
    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsiniki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:224-8. 2002
  8. pmc High resolution CT and histological findings in idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: features and differential diagnosis
    Sara Piciucchi
    Department of Radiology, Scientific Institute for study and treatment of Cancer IRST Via Piero Maroncelli 40 42 47014 Meldola Forlì Italy
    Respir Res 12:111. 2011
  9. ncbi U.K. Controlled trial of intrapleural streptokinase for pleural infection
    Nicholas A Maskell
    Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 352:865-74. 2005
  10. ncbi Computed tomography features in malignant pleural mesothelioma and other commonly seen pleural diseases
    Muzaffer Metintas
    Department of Chest Diseases, Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
    Eur J Radiol 41:1-9. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Meeting on Inhaled Mineral Dusts/Nanoparticles
    Brooke Mossman; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. IL-17 AND HEMATOPOIESIS
    Paul Schwarzenberger; Fiscal Year: 2006
  3. Gulf Coast MBCCOP
    Paul Schwarzenberger; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESIS
    J Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002
  5. MODULATION OF OXIDANT INJURY BY FGF-10
    Daya Upadhyay; Fiscal Year: 2003
  6. CONTROL OF FIBRIN TURNOVER IN PLEURAL DISEASE
    Steven Idell; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. Computer-Aided Detection of Pulmonary Embolism on CT Pulmonary Angiography
    Chuan Zhou; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications215 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Growth factors in pleural fibrosis
    Steven E Mutsaers
    Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 12:251-8. 2006
    ..On the other hand, pleural septations and fibrosis are undesirable outcomes in pleural infection and fibrothoraces. The significance of growth factors in the pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis has become increasingly apparent...
  2. ncbi Chest CT screening of asbestos-exposed workers: lung lesions and incidental findings
    T Vierikko
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Eur Respir J 29:78-84. 2007
    ..The numerous incidental findings are a major concern for future screenings, which should be considered for asbestos-exposed ex-smokers and current smokers...
  3. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumours
    Mathieu Cannella
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Institut Bergonie, Regional Cancer Center, 229 Cours de l Argonne, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 34:S171-4. 2011
    ..Our goal is to highlight the fact that BPF can occur without needle-track coagulation and to suggest that minimally invasive treatment is sufficient to cure BPFs of this specific origin...
  4. ncbi The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula
    S Watanabe
    Second Department of Surgery, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:276-8. 2001
    ..Consequently, we placed a Dumon stent in the right main bronchus to close the stump...
  5. ncbi Intractable bronchopleural fistula caused by radiofrequency ablation: endoscopic bronchial occlusion with silicone embolic material
    H Kodama
    Departments of Radiology Thoracic Surgery, Mie University School of Medicine, 2 174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Br J Radiol 82:e225-7. 2009
    ..Despite chest drainage for 1 month, air leakage continued through a bronchopleural fistula. Bronchial occlusion was performed with a silicone embolus, causing cessation of the air leakage...
  6. ncbi Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema
    Muhanned Abu-Hijleh
    Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Lung 188:253-7. 2010
    ..The valves selectively block inspiratory airflow to a specific segmental or subsegmental airway but allow expiratory flow with drainage of air and secretions from the corresponding distal airways and lung parenchyma...
  7. ncbi Computed tomography of asbestos-related pleural abnormalities
    M Tiitola
    The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsiniki, Finland
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:224-8. 2002
    ..To study the observer agreement in several asbestos-related pleural abnormalities and to define criteria to discriminate between pleural changes in workers with occupational disease, and those in controls...
  8. pmc High resolution CT and histological findings in idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: features and differential diagnosis
    Sara Piciucchi
    Department of Radiology, Scientific Institute for study and treatment of Cancer IRST Via Piero Maroncelli 40 42 47014 Meldola Forlì Italy
    Respir Res 12:111. 2011
    ..The aim of this report is to describe two further cases of this rare disease, reviewing CT, clinical and histological features...
  9. ncbi U.K. Controlled trial of intrapleural streptokinase for pleural infection
    Nicholas A Maskell
    Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
    N Engl J Med 352:865-74. 2005
    ..This use is based on small trials that did not have the statistical power to evaluate accurately important clinical outcomes, including safety. We conducted a trial to clarify the therapeutic role of intrapleural streptokinase...
  10. ncbi Computed tomography features in malignant pleural mesothelioma and other commonly seen pleural diseases
    Muzaffer Metintas
    Department of Chest Diseases, Osmangazi University Medical Faculty, Eskisehir, Turkey
    Eur J Radiol 41:1-9. 2002
    To investigate the computed tomography (CT) features of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cases, comparing them to those in other malignant and benign pleural diseases.
  11. ncbi Bronchopleural fistulas: an overview of the problem with special focus on endoscopic management
    Manuel Lois
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital AZ VUB, 101, Laarbeeklaan, B 1090 Brussels, Belgium
    Chest 128:3955-65. 2005
    ..Therapeutic success has been variable, and the lack of consensus suggests that no optimal therapy is available; rather, the current therapeutic options seem to be complementary, and the treatment should be individualized...
  12. ncbi Pathophysiology of the pleura
    Michael A Jantz
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla, USA
    Respiration 75:121-33. 2008
    ..We will also review the processes involved in the pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis...
  13. ncbi Asbestos-related pleural diseases: dimensional criteria are not appropriate to differentiate diffuse pleural thickening from pleural plaques
    Jacques Ameille
    Unité de pathologie professionnelle et de santé au travail, hôpital Raymond Poincaré AP HP, Garches, France
    Am J Ind Med 45:289-96. 2004
    ..A multicenter restropective study was conducted to assess the relevance of two radiographic definitions of DPT...
  14. ncbi Benign pleural diseases
    X Gallardo
    Servei de Diagnostic per la Imatge, UDIAT Centre Diagnostic, Corporacio Parc Tauli, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Parc Tauli s n, 08202 Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Radiol 34:87-97. 2000
    ..For the purposes of this review, pleural abnormalities will be divided into pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and pleural calcification...
  15. pmc Radiographic abnormalities and exposure to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in the community of Libby, Montana, USA
    Lucy A Peipins
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1753-9. 2003
    ..R. Grace worker, and being a male. In addition to being a former W.R. Grace worker, environmental exposures and other nonoccupational risk factors were also important predictors of asbestos-related radiographic abnormalities...
  16. ncbi 'Black Spots' and hyaline pleural plaques on the parietal pleura of 150 urban necropsy cases
    Krassimir Mitchev
    The Chest Department, Hospital Erasme, Université Libre de Buxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:1198-206. 2002
    ..Scores correlated with sex and age. There was no relationship between the predominant locations of black spots and hyaline pleural plaques...
  17. ncbi Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET in characterizing solitary pulmonary nodules, assessing pleural diseases, and the initial staging, restaging, therapy planning, and monitoring response of lung cancer
    Ayse Mavi
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Radiol Clin North Am 43:1-21, ix. 2005
    ..and management of a multitude of pulmonary disorders, including solitary pulmonary nodules, lung cancer, and pleural diseases. While conventional imaging modalities such as chest radiography and CT are considered essential in these ..
  18. ncbi Pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis
    Steven E Mutsaers
    Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Research, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Respirology 9:428-40. 2004
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  19. ncbi The role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of pleural diseases
    A Orki
    Thoracic Surgery, Maltepe University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 57:217-21. 2009
    ..assess the role of F-18 fluoro-2-D-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography ( (18)FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) in patients with undiagnosed pleural diseases and to compare the findings with those of invasive diagnostic procedures.
  20. ncbi [Trichomonas tenax in pulmonary and pleural diseases]
    L Chiche
    Service de Reanimation Polyvalente, Hôpital Font Pré, Toulon
    Presse Med 34:1371-2. 2005
    ..Trichomonas is a protozoan rarely incriminated in pulmonary or pleural disorders...
  21. ncbi Empyema and bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: factors affecting incidence
    C Deschamps
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:243-7; discussion 248. 2001
    ..Factors affecting the incidence of empyema and bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy were analyzed...
  22. ncbi Bronchial stump reinforcement with the intercostal muscle flap without adverse effects
    Tomohiro Maniwa
    Department of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Kansai Medical University Hospital, Kansai Medical University, 10 15 Fumizono cho, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:652-6. 2006
    ..We also investigated whether harvesting the intercostal muscle flap leads to an increase in blood loss during surgery and whether the type of flap influences chest-tube volume and pain after surgery...
  23. ncbi Benign asbestos pleural diseases
    Stephen J Chapman
    Osler Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK, and Department of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 9:266-71. 2003
    ..Although much attention is devoted to malignant diseases induced by asbestos, benign asbestos pleural diseases (pleural plaques, benign asbestos-related pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, and rounded ..
  24. ncbi Syndrome of pleural and retrosternal "bridging" fibrosis and retroperitoneal fibrosis in patients with asbestos exposure
    V Cottin
    Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon I University, Louis Pradel Hospital, Department of Respiratory Diseases Reference Center for Orphan Lung Disorders, Lyon, France
    Thorax 63:177-9. 2008
    ..These cases represent an unusual new presentation of pleural and retrosternal fibrosis extending beyond the anatomical structures and associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis...
  25. pmc Healing of bronchopleural fistula using a modified Dumon stent: a case report
    Giorgio Maria Ferraroli
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano MI, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Surg 1:16. 2006
    ..Bronchopleural fistula following lung resection is a therapeutic challenge for thoracic surgeons...
  26. ncbi Asbestos: when the dust settles an imaging review of asbestos-related disease
    Huw D Roach
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, United Kingdom
    Radiographics 22:S167-84. 2002
    ..CT can help identify the disease in its early stages. Asbestos-related cancers can occur anywhere in the lungs. Recognition of the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of these diseases will be important for some years to come...
  27. ncbi Asbestos exposure and benign asbestos diseases in 772 formerly exposed workers: dose-response relationships
    Giuseppe Mastrangelo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Ind Med 52:596-602. 2009
    ....
  28. ncbi Mesothelioma and asbestos-related pleural diseases
    Laurent Greillier
    Service d ncologie Thoracique, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Marseille, Faculte de Medecine, Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France
    Respiration 76:1-15. 2008
    ..The aim of this review is to provide an overview of asbestos-related pleural diseases. We summarized the most relevant data for the diagnosis and the management of benign asbestos pleural ..
  29. ncbi Four-step local anesthesia and sedation for thoracoscopic diagnosis and management of pleural diseases
    Marcello Migliore
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Chest 121:2032-5. 2002
    ..Most thoracic surgeons perform thoracoscopy under general anesthesia using a double-lumen endotracheal tube. We describe our own technique for performing thoracoscopy under local anesthesia and sedation...
  30. ncbi Feasibility of a screening programme for lung cancer in former asbestos workers
    Giuseppe Mastrangelo
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:175-80. 2008
    ..Low-dose computed tomography (CT) has been found to detect more Stage IA lung cancer than chest x-ray...
  31. ncbi Intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors
    Jun Sakurai
    Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, Okayama, Japan
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:141-5. 2007
    ..Although it is rare, with an incidence of 0.6% (2/334) at our institution, intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula should be recognized as a risk associated with radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors...
  32. ncbi Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: an unrecognized or misdiagnosed entity?
    Christian D Becker
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Mod Pathol 21:784-7. 2008
    ..Only with better understanding of this disease can we hope in the future to be able to offer treatments other than supportive care and ultimately lung transplantation, which are the only therapeutic options available today...
  33. ncbi Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis in patients with pulmonary disease secondary to bone marrow transplantation
    Jan H von der Thüsen
    Department of Histopathology, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    Mod Pathol 24:1633-9. 2011
    ....
  34. pmc Pleural plaques and exposure to mineral fibres in a male urban necropsy population
    A Karjalainen
    Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Occup Environ Med 51:456-60. 1994
    ..Due to methodological difficulties in detecting past exposures to chrysotile and such low exposures that may still pose a risk of plaques, the aetiologic fractions calculated in the study probably underestimate the role of asbestos...
  35. ncbi Bronchial stump coverage with a pedicled pericardial flap: an effective method for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Shahrokh Taghavi
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:284-8. 2005
    ..Bronchopleural fistula is a serious complication after pneumonectomy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the efficacy of bronchial stump reinforcement with a pedicled flap of whole pericardium...
  36. ncbi Asbestos-related pleural disease due to tremolite associated with progressive loss of lung function: serial observations in 123 miners, family members, and residents of Libby, Montana
    Alan C Whitehouse
    Klock and Whitehouse P S, Spokane, Washington 99201, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:219-25. 2004
    ..The community of Libby, Montana has recently been the focus of national attention secondary to widespread amphibole contamination associated with vermiculite mining and processing...
  37. ncbi [Is endoscopic treatment of bronchopleural fistula useful?]
    Gemma Mora
    Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 42:394-8. 2006
    ..New endoscopic techniques have been developed as an alternative to surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula. The objective of this study was to analyze our experience with endoscopic treatment of such fistulas...
  38. ncbi Ultraflex expandable metallic stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    Carlos Enrique García Franco
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:386. 2005
  39. ncbi Modified Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    Kohsuke Tayama
    Department of Surgery, Sasebo Kyohsai Hospital, Sasebo, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:290-2. 2003
    ..Resuturing of the right main bronchial stump, endoscopic treatment, and repair using a latissimus dorsi muscle flap were not effective. Consequently we placed a modified Dumon stent in the carina, which effectively closed the stump...
  40. ncbi Eloesser procedure for postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Jon D Halling
    Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, 3635 Vista Ave at Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Surg 187:100-1. 2004
  41. ncbi [A postoperative bronchopleural fistule--a success of the conservative treatment (a case review)]
    V Spidlen
    Chirurgická klinika Fakultní nemocnice v Plzni
    Rozhl Chir 84:346-9. 2005
    ..20 months following the closure of the fistule, the patient shows no signs of a relapse of the disorder...
  42. doi eComment: Pedicled pericardial flap for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula. A safe alternative
    Nikolaos Barbetakis
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Theagenio Cancer Hospital, A Simeonidi 2, Thessaloniki 55535, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:642. 2008
  43. ncbi Thoracoscopic management of postpneumonectomy empyema
    Dominique Gossot
    Thoracic Department, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:273-6. 2004
    ..Aggressive surgical treatments are usually applied. However, a minimally invasive approach might achieve satisfactory results in selected patients...
  44. ncbi Pneumonectomy for nontuberculous mycobacterial infections
    Yuji Shiraishi
    Section of Chest Surgery, Fukujuji Hospital, 3 1 24 Matsuyama, Kiyose, Tokyo 204 8522, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:399-403. 2004
    ..However, this procedure carries high morbidity. We report on our experience in using pneumonectomy for treating patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial infections...
  45. ncbi [Surgical prophylactics of bronchopleural fistulas after lung resection and pneumonectomies]
    D A Chichevatov
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 163:125-7. 2004
  46. pmc Split-thickness skin-grafting the post-Clagett pleurostomy cavity
    Raman C Mahabir
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    Can J Surg 47:300-1. 2004
  47. ncbi Late postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    K Athanassiadi
    1st Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital for Chest Diseases SOTIRIA, Athens, Greece
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:298-301. 2004
    ..However, the development of late PBPF is a serious complication characterized by high morbidity and mortality. We present our modest experience in treating 11 patients with late PBPF using the transsternal transpericardial approach...
  48. doi eComment: Manual closure of bronchial stump during pneumonectomy: an obsolete method for only selective cases
    Efstratios Apostolakis
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Patras University School of Medicine, 26500 Rio Patras, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:641-2. 2008
  49. ncbi eComment: Routine or selective reinforcement of bronchial stump after pneumonectomy?
    Efstratios Apostolakis
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, 22500 Rion Patras, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:625. 2008
  50. ncbi Completion pneumonectomy for chronic mycobacterial disease
    J Timothy Sherwood
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:1258-65. 2005
    ..We report our experience with completion pneumonectomy as part of a multidisciplinary treatment program for patients with recurrent, persistent mycobacterial disease...
  51. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula treated with a covered wallstent
    Nicola C Jones
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:364-6. 2006
    ..We report the successful treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after right pneumonectomy for lung cancer, using a covered esophageal stent...
  52. ncbi Free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap for chronic postoperative empyema
    Lei Jiang
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:2147-9. 2008
    ..Free rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap transplantation is safe and effective in the management of chronic postoperative empyema with bronchopleural fistula...
  53. ncbi Closure of a bronchopleural fistula after extended right pneumonectomy after induction chemotherapy with BioGlue surgical adhesive
    Loic Lang-Lazdunski
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guy s Hospital and King s College, London, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1497-8. 2006
  54. ncbi A completion sleeve bilobectomy for nonstump postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Abdel Mohsen Hamad
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Padova, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:2112-4. 2008
    ..The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and follow-up bronchoscopy showed an intact healed anastomosis...
  55. ncbi The posterior membranous flap technique for bronchial closure after pneumonectomy
    John Kakadellis
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, G Hatzikosta General Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:638-41. 2008
    ..This bronchial closure technique offers a safe method of prevention of bronchopleural fistula...
  56. ncbi Analysis of risk factors for postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistulas in patients with lung cancer
    Shuji Haraguchi
    Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    J Nippon Med Sch 73:314-9. 2006
    ..Bronchopleural fistula is a potentially fatal complication of pulmonary resections, especially pneumonectomy...
  57. ncbi Postoperative residual pleural spaces: characteristics and natural history
    Panagiotis Misthos
    Thoracic Surgical Department, SOTIRIA General Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 15:54-8. 2007
    ..Postresectional residual pleural spaces of small size without any associated complications should not prolong hospitalization time...
  58. ncbi Interventional closure of postpneumonectomy bronchial pleural fistula with a self-expandable double umbrella-shaped occluder knitted with nitinol shape memory alloy
    Jianhua Zhang
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:531-3. 2007
  59. ncbi Are bronchoscopic approaches to post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula an effective alternative to repeat thoracotomy?
    Douglas West
    The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Level 9, The Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6NT, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:547-50. 2007
    ..Bronchoscopic treatment has so far only been reported in small case series but may offer further treatment options in patients too unwell to undergo re-thoracotomy...
  60. doi Complications of extrapleural pneumonectomy
    Lambros Zellos
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 19:355-9. 2007
    ..We have drawn upon our single-institution experience to describe the most common source of morbidity following EPP and to offer successful interventions...
  61. pmc Current application of thoracoscopy in children
    KuoJen Tsao
    Department of Surgery, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 18:131-5. 2008
    ..Our experience with thoracoscopy has expanded in recent years. Therefore, we reviewed our most recent 7-year experience to examine the current applications for thoracoscopy in children...
  62. ncbi Clinical characteristics and outcomes of empyema thoracis in 117 patients: a comparative analysis of tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous aetiologies
    P Malhotra
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 101:423-30. 2007
    ..We performed a prospective study over a 2-year period with the objective of comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with tuberculous vs. non-tuberculous empyema...
  63. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula treatment with use of a bronchial stent-graft occluder
    Ki Hong Kim
    Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, Seoul 120 752, Republic of Korea
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 17:1539-43. 2006
    ..The BPFs were successfully occluded without complications, and the stent-graft occluders remained stable in position for 1 year and 6 months of follow-up, respectively...
  64. ncbi Early surgical results after pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer are not affected by preoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy
    Tomas Gudbjartsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:376-82. 2008
    ..Patients who underwent pneumonectomy for NSCLC were evaluated for effect of neoadjuvant treatment on mortality and morbidity, especially bronchopleural fistula...
  65. ncbi [V.A.C.-treatment: a new approach to the management of septic complications in thoracic surgery]
    V Matzi
    Klinische Abteilung für Thorax und Hyperbare Chirurgie, Universitatsklinik fur Chirurgie, Medizinische Universitat Graz, Osterreich
    Zentralbl Chir 131:S139-40. 2006
  66. ncbi A novel approach: treatment of bronchial stump fistula with a plugged, bullet-shaped, angled stent
    Xinwei Han
    Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zheng Zhou, China
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1867-71. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial clinical efficacy of a plugged, bullet-shaped, angled stent for managing bronchial stump fistula...
  67. ncbi Postoperative ischemic change in bronchial stumps after primary lung cancer resection
    Yukitoshi Satoh
    Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3 10 6 Ariake, Koto ku, Tokyo 135 8550, Japan
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 30:172-6. 2006
    ..We have reviewed our experience with ischemic changes in bronchial stumps, some of which resulted in BPFs (we term this postoperative ischemic bronchitis (POIB)) and studied predisposing factors...
  68. ncbi Preoperative serum fibrinogen level predicts postoperative pulmonary complications after lung cancer resection
    Suk Won Song
    Cancer Biostatistics Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Gyeonggi, Korea
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1974-81. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing lung cancer resection and to determine the effect of PPCs on survival...
  69. ncbi Sleeve pneumonectomy for lung cancer--survival and complications (single-center experience with 42 patients)
    D Subotich
    Institute for Lung Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Acta Chir Belg 107:515-22. 2007
    ..Sleeve pneumonectomy is challenging both from the technical and oncological standpoint. The benefit of induction treatment is still under investigation...
  70. ncbi Do expandable metallic airway stents have a role in the management of patients with benign tracheobronchial disease?
    Brendan P Madden
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:274-8. 2006
    ..Although these devices have an important role in malignant disease their usefulness in benign large airway disorders is less defined...
  71. ncbi Postpneumonectomy empyema: results after the Clagett procedure
    Salman Zaheer
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:279-86; discussion 286-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze our experience with the management of patients with postpneumonectomy empyema treated by the Clagett procedure...
  72. ncbi Predictors of successful closure of open window thoracostomy for postpneumonectomy empyema
    Fabio Massera
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, E Morelli Regional Hospital, Sondalo, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:288-92. 2006
    ..Although the open window thoracostomy (OWT) represents the ideal method for drainage of postpneumonectomy empyema (PPE), several controversies exist concerning its closure...
  73. ncbi Bronchoscopic treatment of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula with a collagen screw plug
    Hiroyuki Tao
    Department of Bioartificial Organs, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:99-104. 2006
    ..We have designed a novel procedure for bronchoscopic occlusion of the fistula with a collagen screw plug and assessed its feasibility in an experimental animal model...
  74. ncbi Pneumonectomy after high-dose radiation and concurrent chemotherapy for nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Benedict D T Daly
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:227-31. 2006
    ..Additionally, the safety of right pneumonectomy after induction therapy has been questioned. The feasibility of pneumonectomy after high-dose radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy is reviewed...
  75. ncbi [Occlusion of a post-pneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula using the Dumon stent]
    R Pospisil
    Chirurgická klinika 2 LF UK a FN Motol, Praha
    Rozhl Chir 80:339-42. 2001
    ..At the same time, based on assembled experience, the authors draw attention to the possible use of a stent...
  76. ncbi Simultaneous bronchopleural and esophagopleural fistulas after pneumonectomy
    Walid Trigui
    Service de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:923-4. 2002
    ..Endoscopic examination performed 1 month after surgery showed complete closure of both fistulas and 9 months after surgery the patient was eating and gaining weight. The patient's death was due to aspiration pneumonia of another origin...
  77. ncbi Radiographic and CT findings in complications following pulmonary resection
    Eun A Kim
    Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon Dong, Kangnam Ku, Seoul 135 710, Korea
    Radiographics 22:67-86. 2002
    ..Therefore, knowledge of the diverse radiologic appearances of these complications as well as familiarity with the clinical settings in which specific complications are likely to occur are vital for prompt, effective treatment...
  78. ncbi Transparasternal transpericardial operation in the treatment of chronic empyema with bronchopleural fistula
    Keisuke Morimoto
    Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Surgery, Tottori Prefectural Central Hospital, 730 Ezu, Tottori 680 0901, Japan
    Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:246-8. 2002
    ..This approach is safe and effective in great vessel and bronchus dissection and applicable to cases of persistent chronic empyema such as our...
  79. ncbi The incidence, etiology, and prevention of postresectional bronchopleural fistula
    R J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:3-7. 2001
    ..Survival of BPF depends on a high index of suspicion, early diagnosis, and aggressive surgical intervention...
  80. ncbi An unusual case of pneumorrhachis following resection of lung carcinoma
    Ross L Ristagno
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Chest 121:1712-4. 2002
    ..Following a sudden resolution of subcutaneous emphysema, an epidural air collection developed. Spontaneous pneumorrhachis is a previously unreported late complication after surgical or radiation therapy for lung carcinoma...
  81. ncbi Delayed closure of persistent postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Dale K Mueller
    Illinois Cardiac Surgery Associates and University of Illinois College of Medicine at OSF St Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL 61603, USA
    Chest 121:1703-4. 2002
    ..He underwent primary closure of the bronchopleural fistula with latissimus dorsi muscle flap coverage after antibiotic therapy for right lower lobe pneumonia...
  82. ncbi [Bronchopleural fistula after anatomic pulmonary resection]
    J Hamzik
    Ustav tuberkulózy, plúcnych chorôb a hrudníkovej chirurgie, Centrum hrudníkovej chirurgie, riaditeĺ a primár oddelenia
    Rozhl Chir 81:116-20. 2002
    ..The authors evaluate in a retrospective study the incidence of bronchopleural fistulae after lung resections implemented in their department in the course of 12 years, and reflect on the causes of their development...
  83. ncbi Endobronchial neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet laser for noninvasive closure of small proximal bronchopleural fistula after lung resection
    Masanobu Kiriyama
    Department of Surgery II, Nagoya City University Medical School, Mizuho, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:945-8; discussion 948-9. 2002
    ..Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a serious complication of lung resection. The management of persistent BPF is one of the most complex challenges encountered by thoracic surgeons...
  84. ncbi Transsternal transpericardial closure of a postlobectomy bronchopleural fistula
    Yael Refaely
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:635-6. 2002
    ..The patient had undergone four different surgical procedures to correct his bronchopleural fistula during an interval of seven years. Finally, he had a successful closure of the fistula using the transsternal transpericardial approach...
  85. ncbi Management of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural-cutaneous fistula with a single free flap
    Joseph A Molnar
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1075, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 48:88-91. 2002
    ..Surgical technique including anastomosis to the innominate vein is described...
  86. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula prevention after major pulmonary resection for primary lung cancer
    R Bazzocchi
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:160. 2002
  87. ncbi Management of bronchopleural fistula after lobectomy
    W A Cooper
    Emory Clinic, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:8-12. 2001
    ..Evaluation of the patient with a bronchopleural fistula should proceed in a logical, stepwise manner form diagnosis to pulmonary rehabilitation...
  88. ncbi Management of postpneumonectomy empyema and bronchopleural fistula
    C Deschamps
    Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905 USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 13:13-9. 2001
    ..Excellent results can be obtained in more than 80% of patients by using the Clagett procedure and intrathoracic muscle transposition when a BPF is present...
  89. ncbi Endobronchial closure of postoperative bronchopleural fistula using vascular occluding coils and n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate
    Toshiki Hirata
    Department of Respirology, Kishiwada City Hospital, Kishiwada City, Osaka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:2174-6. 2002
    ..Finally, the bronchopleural fistula was successfully treated by endobronchial closure using vascular occluding coils and n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl)...
  90. ncbi Closure of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula by means of single, perforator-based, latissimus dorsi muscle flap
    Edmund C K Chan
    Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1235-6. 2002
  91. ncbi eComment: The latissimus dorsi flap surgery for bronchus stump insufficiency - an alternative?
    Karsten Knobloch
    Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover 30625, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:642. 2008
  92. ncbi Intraoperative solumedrol helps prevent postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1029-33; discussion 1033-5. 2003
    ..We theorized that an intraoperative dose of intravenous steroids (as a prophylactic measure to reduce pulmonary injury to the remaining lung) just before pulmonary artery ligation might decrease this problem...
  93. ncbi Risk factors for bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: stump size does matter
    P H Hollaus
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 51:162-6. 2003
    ..Side- and sex-related differences were analysed to explain the occurrence of bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy on the right-hand side in men...
  94. ncbi A new method for detection of postpneumonectomy broncho-pleural fistulas
    Marco Alifano
    Unité de Chirurgie Thoracique, Hotel Dieu, Paris, France
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1662-4. 2003
    ..In 20 control patients the test was carried out 48 hours after pneumonectomy. Both the O2 and the N2O test were negative in all cases. However, in 2 patients with broncho-pleural fistula both the O2 and the N2O tests were positive...
  95. ncbi [Applications and uses of pleurography in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax]
    P L Bolcskei
    Abteilung fur Pneumologie, Städtisches Klinikum Nürnberg
    Pneumologie 44:186-7. 1990
    ..By preparing a differentiated therapeutic means, it was possible to appreciably reduce the recurrence rate of pneumothorax from 41% to 22%...
  96. ncbi Bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy
    H Javadpour
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St James s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 172:13-5. 2003
    ..Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is an infrequent but life-threatening complication after lung resection. The incidence of BPF reported in the literature varies between 0 and 15%...
  97. ncbi [Malignant pleural diseases: diagnosis and treatment]
    Saulius Cicenas
    Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University, Santariskiu 1, 08660 Vilnius, Lithuania
    Medicina (Kaunas) 44:929-35. 2008
    To evaluate efficacy of diagnostic procedures, results of surgery, and complications in malignant pleural diseases.
  98. ncbi Minimally invasive approaches for histological diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses
    Wen tao Fang
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 120:675-9. 2007
    ..We reported a prospective study comparing the usefulness of core needle biopsy and mini-mediastinotomy under local anesthesia for histological diagnosis in anterior mediastinal masses...
  99. ncbi [Current value of intrapleural fibrinolysis in the treatment of exudative fibrinous pleural effusions in pleural empyema and hemothorax]
    P Kemper
    Fachkrankenhaus Kloster Grafschaft, , Beatmungs- und Schlafmedizin, Schmallenberg
    Pneumologie 53:373-84. 1999
    ..The great differences in success rates are due to variations in the pleural diseases and stages of the clinical course, different success criteria, different dosages of fibrinolytic agents, ..
  100. ncbi 18-FDG positron emission tomography in the evaluation of malignant pleural diseases - a pilot study
    A Carretta
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Milan, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele, Via Olgettina, 60 20132, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 17:377-83. 2000
    The diagnostic approach to pleural diseases may be difficult...
  101. ncbi Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis in malignant pleural effusions
    Jose D A Neto
    Department of Thoracic Surgery of Hospital Aristides Maltez, Salvador, BA, Brazil
    Respirology 15:115-8. 2010
    ..In recent studies of a wide range of pleural diseases, iodopovidone was used as a sclerosing agent for pleurodesis and demonstrated good results with low morbidity...

Research Grants7

  1. Meeting on Inhaled Mineral Dusts/Nanoparticles
    Brooke Mossman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These historically have included inflammatory, fibrogenic and carcinogenic lung and pleural diseases associated with occupational and environmental exposures to asbestos, silica, coal dusts and synthetic fibers/..
  2. IL-17 AND HEMATOPOIESIS
    Paul Schwarzenberger; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The successful completion of the proposed specific aims will enhance our understanding of the IL-17 in vivo mechanism of action, which will provide the foundation for the design of novel therapeutic strategies. ..
  3. Gulf Coast MBCCOP
    Paul Schwarzenberger; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Genesis of the MBCCOP at MIMC was associated with increased accrual to NCI supported research over previous years. ..
  4. SURFACTANT AND TUBERCULOSIS PATHOGENESIS
    J Ferguson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..tb and the host, and for the principal investigator to become an accomplished independent biomedical investigator. ..
  5. MODULATION OF OXIDANT INJURY BY FGF-10
    Daya Upadhyay; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..My proposed work will enable me to understand the molecular and biological basis of the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary fibrosis. ..
  6. CONTROL OF FIBRIN TURNOVER IN PLEURAL DISEASE
    Steven Idell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This work could identify better, clinically feasible therapeutic approaches to prevent pleural fibrosis. ..
  7. Computer-Aided Detection of Pulmonary Embolism on CT Pulmonary Angiography
    Chuan Zhou; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..CAD will potentially reduce missed PEs and improve the chance of timely treatment of patients, thus reducing the mortality rate and speed up recovery from this condition. [unreadable] [unreadable]..