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Saturday 8th August 1102

Disseminated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG-osis) in an Immunocompetent Adult After Intravesical BCG Immunotherapy.

Infectious Disease Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AMINTRODUCTION: Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a live attenuated bacterium derived from Mycobacterium bovis. When given intravesicularly, BCG is an effective form of immunotherapy for early-stage bladder cancer. Intravesical BCG treatment is usually well tolerated. Infrequently, systemic absorption of BCG can result in disseminated infection. We describe a...

Friday 7th August 1102

A Rare Case of Adalimumab Associated With Cryptococcus Pneumonia.

Infectious Disease Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AMINTRODUCTION: Cryptococcus neoformans (C. neoformans) can cause potentially life threatening infections in an immunocompromised host, commonly patients on long term steroids, HIV and transplant recipients.

Thursday 6th August 1102

Black Lungs in a Crack Enthusiast.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Cocaine use is widespread in the United States, with 5 to 8 million current abusers. The principal method of intoxication is smoked cocaine, often referred to as "crack". It is the most commonly used illicit drug among patients seen in the emergency department, and the most frequent cause of drug-related deaths. Pulmonary sequelae ...

Wednesday 5th August 1102

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Masquerading as Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is characterized by diffuse inflammation of lung parenchyma. Symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Chest imaging often shows micronodules and fibrosis that can be difficult to distinguish from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. We present a case of HP presenting with diffuse cystic le...

Tuesday 4th August 1102

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) With B-Cell Lymphoma: A Rare Lethal Cause for Fever of Unknown Origin.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: HLH is a rare lethal disease caused by mutations in genes crucial to the cytolytic secretory pathway, resulting in induced apoptosis of target cells by perforin and granzymes(1). few patients worldwide are reported to have HLH associated with B-cell lymphoma (2-3).CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Caucasian male with fevers (39.4C),...

Monday 3rd August 1102

Hemoptysis Due to Right Atrial Perforation by an ICD Lead.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Hemoptysis as a result of cardiac perforation by a pacemaker/implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) lead is an exceedingly rare complication. It is even more unusual when it presents without pneumothorax, pericardial effusion or pneumomediastinum.

Sunday 2nd August 1102

A Spectrum of Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Tumors Presenting Simultaneously.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disorder which is considered a preinvasive lesion for carcinoid tumors. A spectrum of pulmonary neuroendocrine cell tumors (NET) ranging from DIPNECH to carcinoid tumorlet to carcinoid tumors exist. We report a case that presented simultaneously with a...

Saturday 1st August 1102

A Unique Case of Chest Pain.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic intercostal lung hernia is a rare clinical entity. Sternotomy resulting in costocondral separation along with injury to the intercostal muscles are important factors in the development of hernia. We report a case of a 57-year-old woman with acquired lung hernia 5 years after CABG and left internal mammary artery harvesti...

Friday 31st July 1102

An Extremely Rare Cause of Deep Venous Thrombosis: Inferior Vena Cava Agenesis.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident Case Report Posters IISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Inferior vena cava agenesis (IVCA) is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. Proposed mechanisms include embryological dysgenesis, intrauterine or perinatal thrombosis. This case is a unique presentation of IVCA manifesting as bilateral lower limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT).CASE PRESENTATION: 25 year old gentleman with no signific...

Thursday 30th July 1102

Relationship Between Exhaled FeNO and Eosinophils Sputum Counts in Different Phenotypes of Asthma Patients.

AsthmaSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 08:45 AM - 10:00 AMPURPOSE: Severe asthma requires treatment with high dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a second controller to prevent which remain uncontrolled despite this therapy. It has been previously demonstrated exhaled NO (FeNO) is higher during a deterioration in asthma control and would be related with eosinophilic inflammation. Despite potential utility as a biomarker, the induced sputum eosinophil count...

Wednesday 29th July 1102

Safety and Tolerability of Once-Daily Tiotropium Respimat Add-On to at Least ICS: Results From Five Phase III Trials in Adult Patients With Symptomatic Asthma.

Asthma Posters ISESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Tiotropium Respimat®, a once-daily long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, has been shown to be an efficacious and well tolerated add-on to at least ICS in adult patients with symptomatic asthma. We present key safety data from five Phase III, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group trials that evaluated the efficacy and safety of once-daily tiotropium Respimat® as add-o...

Tuesday 28th July 1102

Hemoptysis in Pregnancy as the First Sign of Left Atrial Myxoma.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Atrial myxoma is a rare benign primary cardiac tumor found mostly in females between ages 30 and 60. Dyspnea on exertion is the presenting symptom of left atrial myxoma, occurring with tumor size (3-6cm).1 Neurologic embolism can occur as a complication in 10%. Right atrial myxomas present with hemoptysis after embolism to the pulmonary arteries.CA...

Monday 27th July 1102

Unruptured Mediastinal Teratoma Presenting as Pericardial Effusion With Tamponade Symptoms.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Mediastinal teratomas are the most common extra-gonadal germ cell tumors; approximately 15% of anterior mediastinal masses in adults. Most affected individuals are asymptomatic and the mass is detected incidentally. Prior publications have discussed teratoma rupture mimicking pneumonia secondary to spillage of necrotic material into bronchi1. Ruptu...

Sunday 26th July 1102

An Interesting Case of Microscopic Polyangiitis Presenting as Rapidly Progressive Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Microscopic polyangitis (MPA) is part of a spectrum of vasculitic diseases affecting small to medium sized vessels causing rapid renal failure secondary to glomerulonephritis, non-scarring recurring rash and inflammatory changes in the lungs ranging from diffuse alveolar hemorrhage to fibrosis.CASE PRESENTATION: 63 year old Caucasian male presented...

Saturday 25th July 1102

Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage: A Rare Complication of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Successfully Treated With Rituximab.

Miscellaneous Student/Resident CasesSESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) occurs in less than 1% of patients with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) and carries with it a mortality of 27.8%.1 We report the case of a 60-year-old male with HSP, atrial fibrillation (AFib) and an INR of 8.4, admitted for one day of hemoptysis.CASE PRESENTATION: Two months prior to admission, skin biopsy demonst...

Friday 24th July 1102

Predictors of Time-to-Wean Among African Americans With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Studies have attempted to identify predictors of weaning outcome in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but reports have been inconsistent due to different criteria for ARDS and heterogeneous patient populations. The primary objective of this study was to determine the predictors of time to wean from mechanical ventilation (TTW) in a cohort of African Americans ...

Thursday 23rd July 1102

Differences in Survivors vs Nonsurvivors With Acute Respiratory Failure Treated With High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV): An 8-Year County Hospital Experience.

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: High-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) is a mode of mechanical ventilation that may be used as an alternative to conventional ventilation (CV) for patients with severe ARDS and refractory hypoxemia. HFPV is a hybrid mode of ventilation combining low-frequency pressure-cycled normal volume convective ventilation with high-frequency low volume pulsatile ventilation....

Wednesday 22nd July 1102

Influence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia on Length of Stay for Hospitalized Patient Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Analysis.

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients requiring mechanical ventilation. While impact of VAP on all-cause mortality is extensively studied in past, the contemporary data for impact of VAP on length of stay (LOS) is largely lacking.METHODS: We queried the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Na...

Tuesday 21st July 1102

Cardiac Damage in a Model of Pulmonary Fat Embolism.

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: In humans fat embolism (FE: from marrow lipids reaching the lung secondary to long bone fracture) is seen early post injury as respiratory insufficiency which clears without intervention. It is commonly believed that there are no long term pulmonary sequelae after FE-although human studies have shown decreased PFTs in groups with healed long bone fractures compared to c...

Monday 20th July 1102

Safe Implementation of a Manual Proning Protocol for ARDS: A Case Control Analysis.

ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Despite increasing knowledge about the pathophysiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) treatment options are limited. Management continues to center on supportive care. Recently, the PROSEVA Study Group published data on a large, randomized control trial of severe ARDS having a mortality benefit from early, prolonged, manual pronation therapy. One major cr...

Sunday 19th July 1102

Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker Interrupts Persisting Lung Damage After Long Bone Trauma.

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Fat embolism (FE) after long bone trauma, cosmetic procedure (liposuction) or related orthopedic surgery will lead to respiratory insufficiency but only few studies have been performed on long term effects of FE in experimental models or on humans with documented FE. Our study ascertained the persistence of lung damage after FE using the response of pulmonary vessel components (med...

Saturday 18th July 1102

Clinical Characteristics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Nonsmoking Subjects.

COPD Diagnosis and Evaluation Posters ISESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: To assess proportion of non-smokers among COPD patients attending a COPD Clinic at a tertiary level medical college hospital and to evaluate associated risk factors, clinical characteristics and spirometric indices in these non-smoking COPD subjects.METHODS: We assessed 507 COPD patients (men, 404 and women, 103) attending a COPD Clinic and diagnosed as p...

Friday 17th July 1102

The Sharp Decline in ARDS Mortality: Analysis of 856,293 National Inpatient Sample Admissions.

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Multiple advances in the treatment of ARDS were been made in the past two decades. However, meta-analyses conducted to study trends in mortality from ARDS during this time period had conflicting results. Our goal was to examine ARDS mortality trends from 1996-2011 using the largest patient sample to date.METHODS: We used the largest all-payer inpatient health care database in the U...

Thursday 16th July 1102

Role of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Management of Refractory ARDS in the Intensive Care Unit: A National Survey on Perspectives of the Adult Critical Care Physicians and Trainees.

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly being used in patients with refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome (RARDS). Several reports have demonstrated improved survival with early use of ECMO. Management of RARDS varies among critical care providers, many of whom perceive ECMO as a salvage therapy. We conducted a national survey to evaluate the treatment m...

Wednesday 15th July 1102

After Lung Protective Ventilation Strategy, What Are the Outcome Improvement Predictors in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome? Utilizing the New Diagnostic Criteria of Berlin.

ARDS/Lung InjurySESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Monday, October 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPURPOSE: To identify outcome improvement factors in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients according to the new Berlin diagnostic criteria and managed with lung protective ventilation.METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted on a total number of 41 moderate and severe ARDS patients diagnosed according to Berlin criteria for definition of ARDS 2012. Demographic...


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