A Rare Case of Simultaneously Occurring Pulmonary Fungal Infections
William Li, Bhaskara Madhira and Michael Kosters
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 09, 2017
Endemic infections produce a spectrum of illness ranging from being subclinical to severe progressive disseminated diseases with Immuno compromised individuals being increased risk. In those with an apparently non-improving infection, a simultaneously occurring second infectious source should be considered....
A Single Center Review of Pleural Fluid Samples
C Walker, J Mackenzie, J Aust, J Port, D Cooper, S Parker, S Bourke, J Miller, M Weatherhead and A Aujayeb
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 20, 2017
All pleural aspirations done between January 1st 2014 and December 31st 2015 were analyzed for fluid biochemistry, microbe, cytology and final diagnoses (n = 264). Light's criteria were applied wherever possible. The fluid biochemistry, microbiology and cytology results were assimilated from the local electronic results system. The patient diagnosis was taken from clinic letters electronically uploaded to another system called SingleView. Local governance approval was sought and obtained....
Seromucinous Hamartoma Presenting as an Obstructive Endobronchial Mass
Guang-Qian Xiao and Sapna Patel
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 10, 2017
Seromucinous hamartoma is an extremely rare entity that has been described in the sinonasal cavity and nasopharynx. We here present a case of seromucinous hamartoma manifesting as an obstructive endobronchial mass in a 65-year-old male and active smoker, who presented with dyspnea upon prolonged exertion and atelectasis....
Effects of Chest Physical Therapy in Patients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria
Basavaraj Ashwin, Segal Leopoldo, Samuels Jonathan, Feintuch Jeremy, Feintuch Joshua, Alter Kevin, Moffson Daniella, Scott Adrienne, Addrizzo-Harris Doreen, Liu Mengling and Kamelhar David
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 21, 2017
Antibiotic therapy against non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is prolonged and can be associated with toxicity. We sought to evaluate whether chest physical therapy (PT) was associated with clinical improvement in patients with NTM not receiving anti-mycobacterial pharmacotherapy. A retrospective review of 77 subjects that were followed from June 2006 to September 2014 was performed. Baseline time point was defined as the first positive sputum culture for NTM; symptoms, pulmonary function, and r...