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Vikram Khanna, Kashish Khanna, Maddur Srinivas
A day-old neonate presented with bowel obstruction and an abdominal mass. Exploratory laparotomy revealed complete tubular midgut duplication from duodeno-jejunal junction up to terminal ileum which was communicating with the ileum distally. At the proximal end, another 5×5 cm duplication cyst was identified and excised. Postoperatively, complaints were relieved. During follow-up, 99m-Tc-pertechnetate-SPECT scan showed ectopic gastric mucosa in lower abdomen and in the right hemithorax. CECT-chest showed a 3×3 cm foregut duplication cyst, but there were no respiratory symptoms...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Takeshi Yamamoto
High-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening disorder associated with high mortality and morbidity. Most deaths in patients with shock occur within the first few hours after presentation, and rapid diagnosis and treatment is therefore essential to save patients' lives. The main manifestations of major PE are acute right ventricular (RV) failure and hypoxia. RV pressure overload is predominantly related to the interaction between the mechanical pulmonary vascular obstruction and the underlying cardiopulmonary status...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Adriana M Pedraza Bermeo, Ana María Ortiz Zableh, Mariangel Castillo, Jaime Francisco Pérez Niño
INTRODUCTION: Postobstructive diuresis (POD) is a polyuric state in which large quantities of salt and water are eliminated after solving a urinary tract obstruction. These patients are at increased risk of severe dehydration, electrolytic disturbances, hypovolemic shock, and death. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is the most common etiology of collecting system dilatation in the fetal kidney, and a significant number of patients require pyeloplasty. There are limited data regarding prognostic risk factors for POD in this scenario...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Michele B Kaufman
Zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted (Shingrix) for the prevention of shingles in adults; angiotensin II injection (Giapreza) to increase blood pressure in adults with septic or other distributive shock; and glycopyrrolate inhalation solution (Lonhala Magnair) for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
March 2018: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Hsiang-Chun Lai, Hung-Jen Lin, Sheng-Teng Huang
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis is a common medical condition affecting the urinary tract. Typical symptoms reported by patients include colic pain and hematuria. Some patients may undergo surgical intervention or lithotripsy to remove the stones. In this case, we demonstrated that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) was an effective modality to remove stones in a patient with urolithiasis. CLINICAL FEATURES AND OUTCOME: A 47-year-old man suffered from right flank pain and hematuria for three months and was diagnosed with an upper third ureteral stone obstruction with right hydronephrosis...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Xiaoli Luo, Weibin Shi, Xiaoqun Zhang, Xiaoli Yang, Wei Wang, Chunyu Zeng, Hongyong Wang
An elderly male patient with coronary heart disease underwent coronary angiography, which revealed bilateral severe coronary artery stenosis. Four stents were implanted, and at 5 h post-surgery, typical hemorrhagic shock appeared. Echocardiography verified heavy bleeding in the right thoracic cavity. Emergency angiography excluded injury or perforation of the coronary artery, aorta, right subclavian artery and brachiocephalic artery. Considering the patient's history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe cough during the operation, it was suspected that hemothorax was induced by a blood vessel rupture in the pleura...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Cosmin Balan, Adrian View-Kim Wong
Catecholamines are entrenched in the management of shock states. A paradigm shift has pervaded the critical care arena in recent years acknowledging their propensity to cause harm and fuel a 'death-spiral'. We present the case of a 21-year-old male following a witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard advanced life support for refractory ventricular fibrillation until return of spontaneous circulation after 70 min. Early post-admission echocardiography revealed severe diffuse sub-basal left ventricular hypertrophy with dynamic mid-cavity obstruction and akinetic apical pouching...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Victor Srougi, Paulo R Moscardi, Giovanni Scala Marchini, Ricardo Haidar Berjeaut, Fabio Cesar Miranda Torricelli, José Luiz Borges Mesquita, Miguel Srougi, Eduardo Mazzucchi
PURPOSE: To investigate risk factors for septic shock and death in patients with obstructive pyelonephritis due to ureteral stone, who underwent urinary tract decompression. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients who presented at the emergency department of our institution with clinical signs of pyelonephritis, systemic inflammatory reaction syndrome (SIRS) and obstructive ureteral stone confirmed by computed tomography scan. Forty patients that underwent urinary tract decompression were included...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Michael Bernhard, Stephanie Döll, Thomas Hartwig, Alexandra Ramshorn-Zimmer, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Lorenz Weidhase, Sirak Petros, André Gries
BACKGROUND: Management of critically ill nontrauma (CINT) patients in the resuscitation room (RR) of the emergency department (ED) is very challenging. Detailed data describing the characteristics and management of this population are lacking. This observational study describes the epidemiology, management and outcome in CINT ED patients in the RR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From September 2014 to August 2015, data were collected prospectively on adult CINT patients admitted to the RR of a single German University ED...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
George A Yakubek, Gannon L Curtis, Nipun Sodhi, Mhamad Faour, Alison K Klika, Michael A Mont, Wael K Barsoum, Carlos A Higuera
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, COPD patients are at increased risk of complications following surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the postoperative total hip arthroplasty (THA) outcomes of COPD patients. Specifically, we asked the following questions: (1) Is COPD associated with adverse perioperative outcomes and (2) Does COPD increase the risk of short-term complications following THA? METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify 64,796 patients who underwent THA between 2008 and 2014...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Shi-Jie Duan, Zi-Ming Gao, Peng-Liang Wang, Bao-Cheng Gong, Han-Wei Huang, Lei Luo, Xin Wang, Ya-Nan Xing, Hui-Mian Xu, Fu-Nan Liu
RATIONALE: cetuximab, an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, is a targeted therapeutic regimen of colorectal cancers. Several common adverse effects have been found, such as cutaneous or gastrointestinal toxicity. However, according to the articles had been published, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is considered to be rare and its mechanism remains unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we presented a 42-year-old male patient with advanced recto-sigmoid cancer...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ki Jin Jung, Jae-Hwi Nho, Hyeung-Kyu Cho, Sijohn Hong, Sung Hun Won, Dong-Il Chun, Byungsung Kim
RATIONALE: We present 4 cases of symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) associated with use of inotropic agent to elevate blood pressure. SPG is a relatively rare phenomenon characterized by symmetrical distal ischemic damage that leads to gangrene of 2 or more sites in the absence of large blood vessel obstruction, where vasoconstriction rather than thrombosis is implicated as the underlying pathophysiology. We present 4 SPG cases of the multiple limbs amputation, associated with inevitable use of inotropic agents...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Amira El-Messidi, Ghazi Alsarraj, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Daniel S Mishkin, Haim Arie Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management of pregnancies complicated by acute cholecystitis (AC) and determine whether pregnant women are more likely to have medical and surgical complications. METHODS: We carried out a population-based matched cohort study using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 to 2011. Pregnant women with AC were age matched to non-pregnant women with AC on a 1:5 ratio. Management and outcomes were compared using descriptive analysis and conditional logistic regression...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Cristiana Laici, Lorenzo Gamberini, Tommaso Bardi, Antonio Siniscalchi, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Strefano Faenza
BACKGROUND: Infectious complications represent one of the main causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality of liver transplant recipients. The primary objective of this retrospective observational study was to evaluate incidence and etiology of early (within 1 month from surgery and occurring in the intensive care unit [ICU]) postoperative infections as well as donor and recipient related risk factors. METHODS: The data of 280 patients undergoing 299 consecutive liver transplant procedures from January 2012 to December 2015 were extracted from the Italian ICU registry database and hospital registries...
January 23, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Christina Le, Frank Chu, Ronald Dunlay, Julian Villar, Peter Fedullo, Gabriel Wardi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and cause of inadequate initial antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department (ED), characterize its impact on patient outcomes, and identify patients who would benefit from an alternative initial empiric regimen. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted between 2012 and 2015 in which 342 patients with culture-positive severe sepsis or septic shock who received initial vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam were reviewed to determine appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy, risk factors for inappropriate use, and outcome data...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Yong You
BACKGROUND: Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism, arrhythmia, rupture, bacterial endocarditis, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and atrioventricular valve diseases.The success rate of pregnancy and delivery in patients with MVSA has not been reported in the literature. This study was to assess the clinical implications of this condition from our center's experience...
January 3, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Waleed Gibreel, Lawrence L Greiten, Ahmed Alsayed, Henry J Schiller
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystocolonic fistula is a rare condition and is found in roughly 1 in every 10,000. It represents 6.3% to 26.5% of all cholecystenteric fistulas (Chowbey et al., 2006; Angrisani et al., 2001; Yamashita et al., 1997). Cholecystocolonic fistula is the second most common intestinal fistula after cholecystoduodenal fistula (Costi et al., 2009). Rarity of this condition, atypical presentation, diagnostic and management challenges, makes it a unique surgical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year old male presented with progressive abdominal distension and diarrhea...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kyle D Klingbeil, Alexandra Balaban, Raymond M Fertig, A Caresse Gamret, Yuna Gong, Carolyn Torres, Shevonne S Satahoo
Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFP) are an extremely rare entity that arise within the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and represent less than 0.1% of all gastric polyps. They are most commonly localized to the gastric antrum, small intestines and recto-sigmoid colon. IFPs are most commonly found incidentally upon endoscopic evaluation in the absence of symptoms. Presenting symptoms depend on the location of the tumor, although polyps located in the stomach most commonly present with epigastric pain and early satiety...
November 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Austin G Hester, Alexander Kretschmer, Gopal Badlani
CONTEXT: Elderly men are an increasing proportion of the aging population in the 21st century. Urinary incontinence reduces the quality of life and increases the burden of care for the aging population. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this review is to explore the etiopathology of common causes of incontinence in aging male patients. The focus is on the algorithm of the initial evaluation of these patients from both a primary care and a urologic standpoint. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A nonsystematic review of the literature was performed in September 2017...
December 14, 2017: European Urology Focus
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