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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429597/is-capsule-colonoscopy-the-solution-for-incomplete-conventional-colonoscopy
#1
Miguel Mascarenhas-Saraiva
The era of colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) started in 2007. Few years later second-generation CCE (CCE-2) (Medtronic, Minneapolis, USA) was launched, featuring an improved optical system allowing for nearly 360° coverage via two 172° angle cameras, and adaptive frame rate function (ranging from 4 to 35 images per second depending on capsule motion). At present the main clinical indications for CCE are: a) completion of incomplete colonoscopy; b) polyp detection; and c) investigation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
April 21, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376628/the-use-of-the-modified-neff-classification-in-the-management-of-acute-diverticulitis
#2
Laura Mora López, Roser Flores Clotet, Xavier Serra Aracil, Noemí Montes Ortega, Salvador Navarro Soto
INTRODUCTION: Acute diverticulitis (AD) is increasingly seen in Emergency services. The application of a reliable classification is vital for its safe and effective management. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the combined use of the modified Neff radiological classification (mNeff) and clinical criteria (systemic inflammatory response syndrome [SIRS] and comorbidity) can ensure safe management of AD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective descriptive study in a population of patients diagnosed with AD by computerized tomography (CT)...
April 5, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376626/waldmann-s-disease-a-rare-cause-of-protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-adult-patient
#3
Cláudio Rodrigues Martins, Alice Gagnaire, Florian Rostain, Come Lepage
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia or Waldmann's disease is an uncommon cause of protein losing enteropathy with an unknown etiology and is usually diagnosed during childhood. It is characterized by dilation and leakage of intestinal lymph vessels leading to hypoalbuminemia, hypogammaglobulinemia and lymphopenia. Differential diagnosis should include erosive and non-erosive gastrointestinal disorders, conditions involving mesenteric lymphatic obstruction and cardiovascular disorders that increase central venous pressure...
April 5, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376625/matrix-metalloproteases-expression-in-different-histological-types-of-colorectal-polyps
#4
Noemi Eiró, Luis O González, Sandra Cid, Alejandro Andicoechea, Francisco J Vizoso
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal carcinoma (CC) may begin as benign polyps, which may be classified in different histological types with a different risk to develop cancer. Matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) are able to degrade all components in the extracellular matrix and are important tissue-remodeling enzymes and key elements in tumor invasion and metastasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and clinical relevance of MMPs in different histological types of colorectal polyps...
April 5, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376624/autochthonous-acute-hepatitis-e-an-increasingly-frequent-diagnosis-clinical-epidemiological-analysis-of-our-experience
#5
Luzdivina Monteserín Ron, Marcos Jiménez Palacios, Pedro Linares Torres, Aleida Miguel Peña, Begoña Álvarez Cuenllas, María Isabel Fernández-Natal, Emilio Valverde Romero, Francisco Jorquera Plaza
BACKGROUND: In Europe, acute hepatitis caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV) traditionally was an infection found in people who had travelled to endemic zones, mainly Asia and Africa. However, a growing number of sporadic autochthonous cases are now being diagnosed in the Western world. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the cases of acute HEV hepatitis diagnosed in our setting, with the identification of the clinical-epidemiological characteristics. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included the cases of acute HEV hepatitis diagnosed (positive anti-HEV IgM and/or HEV RNA present in serum) between January 2008 and December 2014...
April 5, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376627/severe-acute-hepatitis-and-cold-agglutinin-related-hemolytic-anemia-secondary-to-prime-infection-with-epstein-barr-virus
#6
Guillermo Ontanilla Clavijo, Julia Praena Segovia, Álvaro Giráldez Gallego, María Elisa Cordero Matía, José Manuel Sousa Martín
Epstein-Barr virus, a member of the Herpesviridae family, is responsible for the infectious mononucleosis clinical syndrome, which mainly includes the pharyngitis, fever, and lymphadenopathy triad after incubation for 30-50 days. The liver is involved in 80-90% of patients in a self-limiting transient manner, with jaundice being much more uncommon (5%). From a hematological standpoint it may manifest aplastic anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. We report a case of infectious mononucleosis that included severe acute hepatitis and was associated with severe hemolytic anemia secondary to cold agglutinins...
April 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376623/the-clinical-extremes-of-autoimmune-cholangitis
#7
Sara Campos, Dário Gomes, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Carlos Sofia
Autoimmune cholangitis (AIC) was first described in 1987 as immunocholangitis in three women who presented with signs and symptoms of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but who were antimitochondrial (AMA) negative and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) positive, and responded to immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine and prednisolone (1). AIC is a rare chronic cholestatic inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of high ANA or smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) but AMA seronegativity. Histologically, AIC exhibits bile duct injury (2)...
April 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301947/multicenter-study-on-the-safety-of-bariatric-endoscopy
#8
Eduardo Espinet Coll, Javier Nebreda Durán, Gontrand López-Nava Breviere, Julio Ducóns García, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez, Javier Crespo García, Carlos Marra-López Valenciano
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric endoscopy includes a series of specific techniques focused on the management of obese patients. As a quality criterion, safety as expressed by a minimal incidence of serious complications is required in addition to efficacy. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective, multicenter review of the experience recorded at seven hospitals included in the Grupo Español de Endoscopia Bariátrica (GETTEMO) in order to document the incidence, cause, and resolution (including legal consequences) of serious complications reported for each bariatric technique, and according to endoscopist expertise...
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301946/target-population-for-the-screening-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-and-anal-carcinoma-precursor-lesions-results-from-a-pilot-study-in-hiv-infected-males-with-sexual-risk-factors
#9
Carlos Pastor, Alfonso Cabello Úbeda
Ninety-five percent of precursor lesions -high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) and anal intraepithelial neoplasms (AIN)- and their progression to squamous anal cancer (AC) are induced by high-risk HPV (HR-HPV) serotypes 16 and 18. Their incidence is higher particularly in HIV-infected male patients who have sex with other males (HIV-MSM) (144/100,000/patients/year).
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301945/the-utility-of-the-macro-aggregated-albumin-lung-perfusion-scan-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-cirrhotic-patients-candidates-for-liver-transplantation
#10
Israel Grilo Bensusan, Juan Manuel Pascasio, Juan Luis Tirado, Francisco-Jesús López-Pardo, Francisco Ortega-Ruiz, José Manuel Sousa, María José Rodríguez-Puras, María Teresa Ferrer, Miguel Ángel Gómez-Bravo, Antonio Grilo Reina
BACKGROUND: The macro-aggregated albumin lung perfusion scan (99mTc-MAA) is a diagnostic method for hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS). GOAL: To determine the sensitivity of 99mTc-MAA in diagnosing HPS, to establish the utility of 99mTc-MAA in determining the influence of HPS on hypoxemia in patients with concomitant pulmonary disease and to determine the correlation between 99mTc-MAA values and other respiratory parameters. METHODS: Data from 115 cirrhotic patients who were eligible for liver transplantation (LT) were prospectively analyzed...
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287817/liver-metastasis-from-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-after-the-use-of-the-new-direct-action-antivirals-against-hepatitis-c-virus-in-a-patient-with-past-history-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
María Caldas Álvarez, Lourdes Del Campo, Alwalid Freih-Fraih, Luisa García-Buey
The use of the new direct-action antivirals against hepatitis C virus provides very high viral eradication rates. However, various recently published articles recommend caution with their use after the appearance of some cases of de novo tumors (originated in hepatic and extra-hepatic locations) and a possible shorter time period of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinomas previously treated with surgery or loco-regional therapies. The sudden drop of the number of natural killer cells secondary to the use of these new medicines has been suggested as one of the possible mechanisms responsible for this process...
March 13, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260390/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-induced-angioedema-of-the-small-bowel-mimicking-postoperative-complication
#12
Caroline Lorenzoni Almeida Ghezzi, Tiago Leal Ghezzi, Oly Campos Corleta
BACKGROUND: Angioedema of the small bowel (ASB) is an extremely rare side effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI). We present a case of ACEI-induced ASB mimicking postoperative complication. CASE REPORT: a woman who restarted ACEI after laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum and anal canal has presented complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and non-acceptance of oral and enteral feeding. Computed tomography scan was performed to rule out surgical complications and has demonstrated an unexplained wall thickening of the proximal small bowel...
March 6, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253730/endoscopic-colostomy-with-percutaneous-colopexy-an-animal-feasibility-study
#13
Leonardo Alfonso Bustamante-Lopez, Marianny Sulbaran Nava, Sergio Carlos Nahas, Eduardo Guimaraes Horneaux de Moura, Caio Sergio Nahas, Carlos Frederico Sparapam Marques, Christiano Sakai, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Sakai
BACKGROUND: Indications for colostomy in colorectal diseases are obstruction of the large bowel, such as in cancer, diverticular disease in the acute phase, post-radiotherapy enteritis, complex perirectal fistulas, anorectal trauma and severe anal incontinence. Some critically ill patients cannot tolerate an exploratory laparotomy, and laparoscopic assisted colostomy also requires general anesthesia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of performing colostomy assisted by colonoscopy and percutaneous colopexy...
March 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253729/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#14
Modesto Varas Lorenzo, Esteban Cugat Andorra, Jaume Capdevila Castillón
From Editor: Our serie of 70 cases with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors compared with 79 cases of serie Cienfuegos et al.
March 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247772/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-herpetic-esophagitis-cause-or-consequence
#15
Katherine Y Bustamante Robles, Aurora Burgos García, Cristina Suárez Ferrer
Association between eosinophilic esophagitis and herpetic esophagitis has been suggested in some studies but it continues been so controversial. We present two clinical cases of two immunocompetent patients who did not have any previous predisposing treatment and who present both diseases; that is the reason we suggest that they may have any relation.
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
#16
Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247770/agenesis-of-the-dorsal-pancreas-associated-with-mucinous-cysts-and-chronic-calcific-non-alcoholic-pancreatitis
#17
Javier A Cienfuegos, Alberto Benito, Fernando Rotellar
Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is a rare malformation. Since 1911 and until 2008, 107 cases have been reported. Herein we report a new case on agenesis of the dorsal pancreas associated with mucinous is and chronic calcific non-alcoholic pancreatitis.
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247769/symptomatic-retention-of-the-agile%C3%A2-patency-capsule
#18
Juan Egea Valenzuela, Esther Estrella Diez, Fernando Alberca de Las Parras
The Agile® capsule has shown to be useful when evaluating the patency of the small bowel in patients prior to capsule endoscopy studies. It is a safe tool and a low rate of complications have been reported, highlighting symptomatic retention, although references in literature are scarce and it is only observed in 1.2% of the procedures. We present the case of a symptomatic retention of this device in a patient with previously known colonic Crohn's disease in who a small bowel study was indicated and was sent for prior patency test...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240038/atraumatic-splenic-rupture-as-a-complication-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-pancreatitis-an-unusual-disease
#19
Elena Moya Sánchez, Antonio Medina Benítez
We report the case of a patient with acute exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis and he suffered an atraumatic splenic rupture. Splenic rupture not associated with trauma is a rare entity that can occurs in normal spleen (spontaneous) or damaged spleen (pathological). This entity may be associated with local inflammatory processes, such as pancreatitis. Ultrasound is a non-invasive technique which is used in unstable patients. CT is useful for making a diagnosis of extension in patients with hemodynamic stability...
February 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240037/meckel-s-diverticulum-perforated-by-a-fishbone-an-unusual-presentation
#20
Fernando Karel Fonseca Sosa
Finding a Meckel's diverticulum during a laparotomy is rare, operating on a patient for a complication of diverticulum is rare, but if this complication is the result of a perforation of the diverticulum by a foreign body, then we are in the presence of a medical curiosity. OBJECTIVE: To present the following case because despite being known, the etiological agent that caused the perforation is very unusual. METHOD: male 53 years old with a history of emergency surgically underwent surgery for acute appendicitis 10 years where he underwent an appendectomy and a non-complicated Meckel's diverticulum was identified...
February 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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