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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686488/the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Yasir Al-Azzawi, Yasir Al-Abboodi, Matthew Fasullo, Tarek Najuib
Introduction: The perioperative mortality is significantly higher in patients with cirrhosis undergoing certain surgical procedures. In this study, we examined the inpatient perioperative mortality and morbidities in cirrhotic people who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis using the National Inpatient Sample database for 2010. Inclusion criteria were all race and sex who are 18 years or older. Those who have laparoscopic appendectomy and have a history of liver cirrhosis were assigned to case group...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497344/orbital-inflammatory-complications-of-crohn-s-disease-a-rare-case-series
#2
Tanya M Monaghan, Giorgio Albanese, Philip Kaye, James D Thomas, Lorraine C Abercrombie, Gordon W Moran
Orbital inflammatory disease is a rare ophthalmic manifestation of Crohn's disease. Inflammation is characteristically nonspecific, involving one or multiple structures of the orbit. Mechanisms of disease and optimal methods of treatment are poorly understood. The aim of this report is to present 3 cases of orbital involvement in Crohn's disease. A retrospective case note review of patients with orbital inflammatory disease and Crohn's disease was performed at our academic center to determine the clinical, imaging, and histopathologic features of this condition and its relationship to intestinal Crohn's disease...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449779/-saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-improves-intestinal-enzyme-function-a-trophic-effects-review
#3
REVIEW
Margret I Moré, Yvan Vandenplas
Several properties of the probiotic medicinal yeast Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 contribute to its efficacy to prevent or treat diarrhoea. Besides immunologic effects, pathogen-binding and anti-toxin effects, as well as positive effects on the microbiota, S boulardii CNCM I-745 also has pronounced effects on digestive enzymes of the brush border membrane, known as trophic effects. The latter are the focus of this review. Literature has been reviewed after searching Medline and PMC databases. All relevant non-clinical and clinical studies are summarized...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398926/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-depth-of-maximal-insertion-between-anterograde-single-balloon-versus-spiral-enteroscopy
#4
Robert A Moran, Sindhu Barola, Joanna K Law, Stuart K Amateau, Daniil Rolshud, Erin Corless, Vandhana Kiswani, Vikesh K Singh, Anthony N Kalloo, Mouen A Khashab, Anne Marie Lennon, Patrick I Okolo, Vivek Kumbhari
Background: Three device-assisted deep endoscopic platforms presently exist and are available for clinical use: double-balloon enteroscopy, single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE), and spiral enteroscopy (SE). In a retrospective study, SE was associated with a greater depth of maximal insertion (DMI) with similar diagnostic yields and procedure time as compared with SBE. Aims: This was a prospective, randomized comparison of SE and SBE with respect to DMI, diagnostic yield, procedure time, and rate of adverse events...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662332/corrigendum
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2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308020/a-case-of-gastric-ulcer-with-mucosal-bridge
#6
Tomoyuki Kitagawa, Ryo Masaoka, Yasumi Katayama, Masaya Tamano
Endoscopic images of the mucosal bridge with gastric ulcer are unusual. The mucosal bridge is presumed to have changed to a special form based on repeated development of gastric ulcer. The clinical course of mucosal bridge is unclear.
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276421/adaptive-returns-of-deficient-systemic-plasma-immunoglobulin-g-levels-as-rehabilitation-biomarker-after-emergency-colectomy-for-fulminant-ulcerative-colitis
#7
Alexander T Hawkins, Jun W Um, Amosy E M'Koma
Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the standard surgical treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC). Emergency colectomies are performed for fulminant colitis (ie, toxic megacolon, profuse bleeding, perforation, or sepsis). The RPC and IPAA involve manipulation of the proximal ileum, which may influence the essential physiological function of gut-associated lymphoid tissues. Circulating plasma immunoglobulin G (p-IgG) deficiency is observed in patients with fulminant UC...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912636/should-emergency-endoscopy-be-performed-in-all-patients-with-suspected-colonic-diverticular-hemorrhage
#8
Takeshi Uehara, Satohiro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Miyatani, Hirosato Mashima
OBJECTIVE: We attempted to develop a scoring system for facilitating decision making regarding the performance of emergency endoscopy in patients with colonic diverticular hemorrhage. METHODS: This study involved analysis of the data of 178 patients who presented with hematochezia and were diagnosed as having colonic diverticular hemorrhage by colonoscopy. The patients were divided into 2 groups depending on whether the bleeding source was identified or not at the initial endoscopy (source-identified and source-not-identified groups), and on the basis of the results obtained, we established a scoring system for predicting successful identification of the bleeding source...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894394/normative-values-for-colonic-transit-time-and-patient-assessment-of-constipation-in-adults-with-functional-constipation-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Larry E Miller, Alvin Ibarra, Arthur C Ouwehand
Availability of normative patient outcome data may assist in designing experiments and estimating sample sizes. The purpose of this review was to determine normative ranges for colonic transit time (CTT), Patient Assessment of Constipation-Symptoms (PAC-SYM), and Patient Assessment of Constipation-Quality of Life (PAC-QOL) in adults diagnosed with functional constipation per Rome III guidelines. Pooled estimates were derived from random-effects meta-analysis. Meta-regression was used to explore sources of heterogeneity among studies...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894393/review-of-rifaximin-latest-treatment-frontier-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-mechanism-of-action-and-clinical-profile
#10
Kamesh Gupta, Harparam Singh Ghuman, Shivani Vijay Handa
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome is classified as a functional gastrointestinal disorder with the primary symptom of abdominal pain in conjunction with bloating and bowel movement disorder. It affects up to 15% of the world's population. Among its subtypes, the most common is diarrhoea predominant. However, the current treatment options for diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome have had not very promising results; most, such as antispasmodics, only provide partial symptomatic relief...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634431/the-aftermath-of-a-hepatic-artery-aneurysm-a-rare-etiology-of-biliary-obstruction
#11
Catherine Linzay, Abhishek Seth, Kunal Suryawala, Ankur Sheth, Moheb Boktor, John Bienvenu, Robby Rahim, Guillermo P Sangster, Paul A Jordan
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery aneurysms (HAAs) constitute 14% to 20% of visceral artery aneurysms. Most HAAs are asymptomatic. Although rare, obstructive jaundice due to external bile duct compression or rupture of the HAA into the biliary tree with occlusion of the lumen from blood clots has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old white man presented to an outside hospital with symptoms of obstructive jaundice, including abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611533/functional-budd-chiari-syndrome-associated-with-severe-polycystic-liver-disease
#12
Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Bruno Eduardo Pedroso Balbo, Elieser Hitoshi Watanabe, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Luiz Fernando Onuchic
A 50-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease secondary to autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease was referred to a quaternary care center due to significantly increased abdominal girth. Her physical examination revealed tense ascites and abdominal collateral veins. A 10-L paracentesis improved abdominal discomfort and disclosed a transudate, suggestive of portal hypertension. A computed tomographic scan revealed massive hepatomegaly caused by multiple cysts of variable sizes, distributed throughout all hepatic segments...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607547/omeprazole-domperidone-fixed-dose-combination-vs-omeprazole-monotherapy-a-phase-4-open-label-comparative-parallel-randomized-controlled-study-in-mild-to-moderate-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#13
K Y Marakhouski, G A Karaseva, D N Ulasivich, Y Kh Marakhouski
AIM: To compare the efficacy and safety of omeprazole-domperidone combination vs omeprazole monotherapy in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: In a comparative, randomized controlled, phase 4 study, outpatients with GERD were randomly allocated to either group 1 (omeprazole 20 mg + domperidone 30 mg) or group 2 (omeprazole 20 mg) in an equal ratio; 2 capsules daily in the morning were administered for 8 weeks. RESULTS: Sixty patients were enrolled...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891056/eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-restores-ki67-p53-and-cyclin-d1-immunoreactivity-in-the-human-gastric-epithelium
#14
Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Vasilios Papadopoulos, Theodoros Emanouil, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Vasileia Damaskou, Georgios Tziatzios, Ioannis G Panayiotides, Irene Vafiadis, Spiros D Ladas
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the effect of Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication on p53, cyclin D1 expression, and cell proliferation in gastric mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed p53, cyclin D1, and ki67 immunoexpression in gastric mucosa from 31 HP chronic gastritis patients and 12 controls. Reassessment was performed 6 months after successful HP eradication. RESULTS: Successful eradication resulted in significant decrease of p53 (1...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812296/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approaches-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-understanding-the-barcelona-cl%C3%A3-nic-liver-cancer-protocol
#15
REVIEW
Jonathan Soldera, Silvana Sartori Balbinot, Raul Angelo Balbinot, Andreza Gautério Cavalcanti
Each year, hepatocellular carcinoma is diagnosed in more than half a million people worldwide and it is the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women. This article reviews the Barcelona-Clínic Liver Cancer protocol for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of this disease, and four cases are presented for the discussion of the therapeutic approach. Understanding the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this disease is essential, especially if we keep in mind the quintessential basics of prevention and early detection...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721663/primary-esophageal-intramural-squamous-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-a-submucosal-tumor-a-rare-presentation-of-a-common-disease
#16
Nikhil Sonthalia, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Vinay B Pawar, Suhas Udgirkar, Pravin M Rathi
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the commonest primary malignant esophageal tumor, which typically presents as endoscopically visible surface mucosal ulcerations, irregularities, or polyploidal masses. We here report a rare case of primary ESCC with completely intramural growth under a normal looking intact nondysplastic surface squamous epithelium disguising as a submucosal tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy-guided mucosal biopsy was negative for malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) revealed a heteroechoic solid mass originating from the muscularis propria of the distal esophagus...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27656094/the-role-of-laboratory-tests-in-crohn-s-disease
#17
REVIEW
Maria Cappello, Gaetano Cristian Morreale
In the past, laboratory tests were considered of limited value in Crohn's disease (CD). In the era of biologics, laboratory tests have become essential to evaluate the inflammatory burden of the disease (C-reactive protein, fecal calprotectin) since symptoms-based scores are subjective, to predict the response to pharmacological options and the risk of relapse, to discriminate CD from ulcerative colitis, to select candidates to anti-tumor necrosis factors [screening tests looking for hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus status and latent tuberculosis], to assess the risk of adverse events (testing for thiopurine metabolites and thiopurine-methyltransferase activity), and to personalize and optimize therapy (therapeutic drug monitoring)...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27486350/elderly-onset-celiac-disease-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Maria Cappello, Gaetano C Morreale, Anna Licata
Celiac sprue is a chronic disease, which usually occurs in children and young adults. However, it can develop in any age group, and the prevalence is increasing even in the elderly population. The atypical patterns of clinical presentation in this age group sometimes can cause a delay in diagnosis. Given the lower sensitivity and specificity of serological tests in the aged population, clinical suspect often arises in the presence of complications (autoimmune disorders, fractures, and finally, malignancy) and must be supported by endoscopic and imaging tools...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375362/comparing-the-roles-of-eus-ercp-and-mrcp-in-idiopathic-acute-recurrent-pancreatitis
#19
REVIEW
Mohammad Taghi Safari, Mohammad Bager Miri, Shahram Ebadi, Shabnam Shahrokh, Amir Houshang Mohammad Alizadeh
Acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) is defined as more than two attacks of acute pancreatitis with complete or almost complete resolution of symptoms and signs of pancreatitis between episodes. The initial evaluation fails to detect the cause of ARP in 10%-30% of patients, whose condition is classified as idiopathic ARP. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has gained increasing attention as a useful imaging modality for the pancreas and the extrahepatic biliary tree. The close proximity of the pancreas to the digestive tract allows EUS to obtain detailed images of this organ...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330337/internal-herniation-through-foramen-of-winslow-a-diagnosis-not-to-be-missed
#20
Edmund Leung, Simon Bramhall, Prajeesh Kumar, Moustafa Mourad, Amdad Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Hernias through the foramen of Winslow are extremely rare, accounting for 0.1% of all abdominal hernias. Delayed diagnosis is often observed, resulting in bowel strangulation and high mortality. METHOD: We present a case of a patient with strangulated ileum herniated through the foramen of Winslow. Recent literature review was undertaken on "PubMed" as a search platform using the keywords "foramen of Winslow" and "hernia". CASE SUMMARY: A 66-year-old man presented acutely with severe epigastric pain and vomiting...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
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