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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118877/eosinophilic-colitis-masquerading-as-malignancy-of-colon
#1
Tagore Sunkara, Arash Samarghandi, Sriharsha Dadana, Vinaya Gaduputi
Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is a rare part of spectrum of diseases called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). It was found to have bimodal distribution involving neonates and adults in age groups of 30 - 50 with male preponderance. We present this case of a 78-year-old woman who came to the hospital with abdominal pain, hematochezia and unintentional weight loss, and was found to have EC. This case was very unique given the age at presentation and the radiological findings mimicking malignancy. We reviewed the possible etiologies, clinical features, pathology, and treatment of EC along with the review of the literature...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118876/large-dermoid-cyst-presenting-as-recurrent-pancreatitis
#2
Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Denzil Etienne, Madhavi Reddy, Ghulamullah Shahzad
Pancreatic dermoid cysts are rare and benign congenital abnormalities of germ cell origin. They occur equally in males and females without age predilection. Though radiographic imaging aids in the diagnosis, most times they are inconclusive and require fine-needle aspiration cytology for confirmation. We report the first case of a dermoid cyst presenting as recurrent pancreatitis in a 49-year-old male. Computed tomography scan, followed by magnetic resonance imaging, showed a complex cystic mass lesion adjacent to the pancreatic tail...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118875/a-fatal-case-of-intra-abdominal-hemorrhage-following-diagnostic-blind-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-in-a-patient-with-peliosis-hepatis
#3
Saptarshi Biswas, Shekhar Gogna, Prem Patel
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterized by the presence of cystic blood filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver parenchyma. We describe a case of a 42-year-old previously healthy male patient, airlifted to us in a state of hemorrhagic shock after undergoing percutaneous diagnostic liver biopsy for lesions seen on CT scan. Repeat CT scan with IV contrast on presentation in our hospital showed intraperitoneal bleeding. Hepatic angiography failed to identify any specific bleeding source...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118874/pharmacobezoar-an-unusual-cause-of-large-bowel-obstruction
#4
Rishitha Yelisetti, Areig Awad, Bushra Ambreen, Ritika Zijoo, Sara Wallach
Large bowel obstruction (LBO) is an abdominal emergency with high morbidity and mortality rates if left untreated. LBO is four to five times less frequent than small bowel obstruction (SBO) and the causes of LBO and SBO differ substantially. Colonic malignancy remains the most common cause of LBO (> 60%). Additional causes of LBO include entities such as diverticulitis, colonic volvulus, and adhesion. Herein we present a case of acute LBO caused by pharmacobezoar.
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118873/concurrent-primary-gastric-and-pulmonary-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ahmed Dirweesh, Sumera Bukhari, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Cheryl Rimmer, Robert Shmuts
The primary pulmonary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PPDLBCL), a kind of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, itself is a rare entity. Its association with primary B-cell gastric lymphoma has not been established yet. Herein we present a case of PPDLBCL along with a literature review. This case is special and extremely rare as it has concurrent primary gastric B-cell lymphoma.
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118872/demographic-endoscopic-and-histopathologic-features-among-stool-h-pylori-positive-and-stool-h-pylori-negative-patients-with-dyspepsia
#6
Mohamed Hassan Emara, Rasha Ibrahim Salama, Amira Amin Salem
Background: Dyspepsia is a common presentation for many patients in gastroenterology clinics. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is endemic in many countries around the world and its relation to dyspepsia has long been questioned. This study aimed at comparing demographic, endoscopic and histologic features among dyspeptic patients with and without stool H. pylori antigen positivity. Methods: One hundred and fifty-one consecutive patients with dyspepsia were divided into group I (n = 80) and group II (n = 71) according to positive or negative H...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118871/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-associated-with-anxiety-efficacy-and-safety-of-fixed-dose-combination-of-amitriptyline-and-pantoprazole
#7
Arif A Faruqui
Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of fixed dose combination of amitriptyline and pantoprazole in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) associated with anxiety. Methods: A non-randomized, open-labeled, non-comparative, multi-center study was conducted in a total of 99 patients (77 men and 22 women, mean age 44.16 ± 11.53 years). Each patient was administered a fixed dose combination of amitriptyline 10 mg and pantoprazole 40 mg once a day, for 4 weeks...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118870/risk-factors-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-saudi-arabia
#8
Ali Mesfer Alkhathami, Abdulrahman Ahmad Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alzhrani, Obaidallah Buraykan Alsuwat, Mohammad Eid Mahmoud Mahfouz
Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal tract diseases worldwide. GERD has an effect on the patients' quality of life as well as the health care system that can be prevented by identifying its risk factors among the population. Hence, we applied this study to assess the GERD's risk factors in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the GERD's risk factors among the community of Saudi Arabia...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118869/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-is-associated-with-an-increased-frequency-of-hospitalization-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#9
Fares Ayoub, Jorge Lascano, Giuseppe Morelli
Background: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly prescribed medications in clinical practice. PPI use has been associated with the development of community-acquired pneumonia. With a reported prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and PPI use that is higher than the general population, patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are particularly vulnerable to PPI adverse effects. We sought to explore whether PPI use was associated with a higher number of hospitalizations for CF pulmonary exacerbation...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118868/efficacy-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-in-the-management-of-suspected-small-bowel-bleeding-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#10
Thomas A Zikos, Jennifer Pan, Berkeley Limketkai, Dipanjan Banerjee, Nielsen Fernandez-Becker
Background: Continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) patients have a high prevalence of gastrointestinal bleeding from the small bowel. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is often used for diagnosis in these patients, but efficacy has yet to be determined. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of VCE in the management of CF-LVAD patients with suspected small bowel bleeding by comparing to a non-VCE CF-LVAD control group. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients with CF-LVADs implanted at Stanford Hospital from January 2010 to October 2015...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118867/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-africa-and-middle-east-an-attempt-to-predict-the-present-and-future-implications-on-the-healthcare-system
#11
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Mohamed H Ahmed, Sufian K Noor, Sarra O Bushara, Nazik Elmalaika Husain, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Ibrahim A Ginawi, Meissa M Osman, Abdalhafeez O Mahmoud, Ahmed O Almobarak
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a group of hepatic diseases that range in severity. NAFLD is increasingly recognized as an epidemic among different populations, including those in Africa and the Middle East. The objective of this narrative review is to document the prevalence of and risk factors for NAFLD in Africa and the Middle East and the potential implications on the healthcare systems. An in-depth search on Google Scholar, Medline and PubMed was conducted using the terms "non-alcoholic fatty liver disease" and "non-alcoholic steatohepatitis", in addition to "prevalence and risk factors for NAFLD", with special emphasis on Africa and the Middle East countries...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912916/acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-travelling-from-asia-the-other-face-of-the-coin-of-infectious-disease
#12
Balen Abdulrahman, Mohamed H Ahmed, John Ramage
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who had travelled from South India to United Kingdom (UK) visiting relatives. He had developed episodes of diarrhea, vomiting and fevers while travelling and on assessment in hospital, mild abdominal distension was noted with rapid deterioration to hypovolemic shock. Initial blood test showed a low platelet count with deranged liver function tests (LFTs). It was noted that during admission to intensive care unit (ICU), blood continued to ooze from a previous surgical laparoscopy wound, central and arterial line access sites...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912915/gastrointestinal-bleeding-successfully-treated-using-interventional-radiology
#13
Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Masakazu Emori, Makoto Yoshitani, Junichi Soneda, Masanori Takada, Yusuke Nomura
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is an emergency medical condition that leads to hemorrhagic shock or circulatory instability if left untreated. A mainstay for treating GI bleeding is endoscopic therapy; more than 90% of GI bleeding can be staunched by endoscopic hemostasis. However, patients with unstable hemodynamics or GI bleeding that cannot be controlled by endoscopy require transcatheter embolization or surgical intervention. The development of several devices and embolization agents that are used in interventional radiology (IVR) leads to safe and accessible treatment via IVR...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912914/intraductal-ultrasonography-as-a-local-assessment-before-magnetic-compression-anastomosis-for-obstructed-choledochojejunostomy
#14
Hideaki Kawabata, Misuzu Hitomi, Naonori Inoue, Yukino Kawakatsu, Yuji Okazaki, Masatoshi Miyata
Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) has been developed as a non-surgical alternative treatment for biliary obstruction without serious complications. A 70-year-old woman who had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy with modified Child reconstruction for pancreatic head cancer suffered from obstructed choledochojejunostomy with no recurrent findings 4 months after the operation. Cholangiography using the percutaneous transhepatic cholangiographic drainage (PTCD) and fluoroscopy revealed complete obstruction of the upper common bile duct, and the length of the obstruction was 7 mm...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912913/paraneoplastic-dermatomyositis-syndrome-presenting-as-dysphagia
#15
Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Mel Ona, Madhavi Reddy
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare autoimmune condition which predominantly affects females in the fifth and sixth decades of life. DM presents acutely or progressively as painless proximal skeletal muscle weakness and can be associated with a heliotropic rash around the eyes, and Gottron's papules on extensor surfaces of the hands. While the pathophysiology of DM is still unclear, abnormal T- and B-cell immune activity has been reported. DM has been associated with malignancy and has been shown to appear before, concurrently with, or after diagnosis of cancer...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912912/splenic-abscess-an-unusual-complication-of-colon-cancer
#16
Rishitha Yelisetti, Madiha Khurshid, Areig Awad, Anand Kaji
Colon cancer is among the common malignancies. Common cancer-related complications are regional tumor extension, obstruction, and tumor perforation. Abscess formation is among the rare complications. We report a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with shortness of breath and left upper quadrant pain and was diagnosed with splenic abscess associated with colon cancer. This type of presentation necessitates an early surgical intervention.
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912911/doxycycline-induced-acute-pancreatitis-a-rare-adverse-event
#17
Prashanth Rawla, Jeffrey Pradeep Raj
Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to the tetracycline group which acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. It is considered to be a relatively safe drug. We report a case of doxycycline-induced acute pancreatitis (DIAP) in an adult female patient who was started on the usual therapeutic dose 1 week before for acne vulgaris. The WHO causality assessment was possible, and the Naranjo scale confirmed it as "definite" adverse drug reaction. A brief literature review on case reports previously reporting DIAP has also been summarized...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912910/prognostic-significance-of-elevated-cardiac-troponin-in-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#18
Umair Iqbal, Osama Siddique, Ayesha Jameel, Hafsa Anwar, Ahmad Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Acute gastrointestinal bleeding (AGIB) is responsible for over 140,000 hospitalizations annually. Cardiovascular-related deaths account for 30% of the patients surviving the initial episode of AGIB. The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of elevated troponin on short-term mortality and length of stay (LOS) of these patients. METHODS: From July 2013 to July 2016, 290 patients admitted with a diagnosis of AGIB and who had cardiac troponin I measured within 24 h of presentation were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912909/the-use-of-tranexamic-acid-for-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-by-medical-and-surgical-intensivists-a-single-center-experience
#19
Jason Chertoff, Grant Lowther, Hassan Alnuaimat, Ali Ataya
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) may be beneficial in the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We sought to investigate how frequently intensivists at our academic institution use TXA for patients with UGIB, and to investigate whether the utilization rate of TXA differs between surgical and medical intensivists, and provide an updated literature review on the subject. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted for UGIB to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at our academic healthcare facility (University of Florida Health - Shands Hospital) from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912908/gastrin-releasing-peptide-and-glucose-metabolism-following-pancreatitis
#20
Sayali A Pendharkar, Marie Drury, Monika Walia, Murray Korc, Maxim S Petrov
BACKGROUND: Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) is a pluripotent peptide that has been implicated in both gastrointestinal inflammatory states and classical chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Abnormal glucose metabolism (AGM) after pancreatitis, an exemplar inflammatory disease involving the gastrointestinal tract, is associated with persistent low-grade inflammation and altered secretion of pancreatic and gut hormones as well as cytokines. While GRP is involved in secretion of many of them, it is not known whether GRP has a role in AGM...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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