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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442518/the-relationship-of-mean-platelet-volume-platelet-distribution-width-and-duodenal-ulcer-perforation
#1
Zhe Fan, Chengjun Zhuang
BACKGROUND: Duodenal ulcer perforation (DUP) is a severe acute abdominal disease. Mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) are two platelet parameters, participating in many inflammatory processes. This study aims to investigate the relation of MPV/PDW and DUP. METHODS: A total of 165 patients were studied retrospectively, including 21 females and 144 males. The study included two groups: 87 normal patients (control group) and 78 duodenal ulcer perforation patients (DUP group)...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439426/is-it-possible-to-differentiate-between-pseudopneumoperitoneum-and-similar-pathologies-ultrasonographically
#2
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
AIM: The goal of the work was comparing gas ultrasound images below the right diaphragm in two groups: in people with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm and ones with pneumoperitoneum and extracting the traits differentiating these two conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospectively, the documentation of 22 patients with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm (group 1) was utilized. Clinical material was used for comparison, previously published, composed of 15 cases of pneumoperitoneum following laparotomy and of 14 cases following that symptom as a result of ulcer perforation - group 2 (in total n = 29)...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437671/a-case-report-on-esophageal-tuberculosis-a-rare-entity
#3
Vatsal Khanna, Abhilash Kumar, Naveen Alexander, Parmasivam Surendran
This is a case report of a rare form of tuberculosis in a patient presenting with dysphagia. Patient was subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, which revealed an ulcerative growth in the distal esophagus. Histopathology revealed esophageal tuberculosis. Patient was managed conservatively with Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment (ATT). Follow up endoscopy after two months revealed resolution of the growth and patient was symptomatically better. In spite of the rare nature of the disease, it can be managed effectively with ATT to avoid complications (fistula, stricture, and esophageal perforation), which might warrant surgery...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435855/first-clinical-experiences-with-a-novel-endoscopic-over-the-scope-clip-system
#4
Marco Dinelli, Barbara Omazzi, Paolo Andreozzi, Nicola Zucchini, Alessandro Redaelli, Gianpiero Manes
We describe our experience with a new over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system (Padlock Clip?) in the treatment of 14 patients. Eight of the 14 patients were treated for closure of gastrointestinal fistulas (n?=?4), iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations (n?=?2), or hemostasis of post-polypectomy bleeding (n?=?2). The site of clipping was the lower gastrointestinal tract in five patients and the upper gastrointestinal tract in three patients. The clip was successfully delivered in seven out of the eight patients and clinical success was achieved in all patients...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429247/a-review-of-the-novel-application-and-potential-adverse-effects-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
#5
REVIEW
Li-Yuan Yu, Lu-Ning Sun, Xue-Hui Zhang, Yue-Qi Li, Lei Yu, Zi-Qing-Yun Yuan, Ling Meng, Hong-Wen Zhang, Yong-Qing Wang
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are known as a class of pharmaceutical agents that target H(+)/K(+)-ATPase, which is located in gastric parietal cells. PPIs are widely used in the treatment of gastric acid-related diseases including peptic ulcer disease, erosive esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and so on. These drugs present an excellent safety profile and have become one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in primary and specialty care. Except for gastric acid-related diseases, PPIs can also be used in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, viral infections, respiratory system diseases, cancer and so on...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426856/adjunctive-oral-voriconazole-treatment-of-fusarium-keratitis-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Ranjeet Shah, Muthiah Srinivasan, Lumbini Devi, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Importance: Fusarium keratitis is common and often results in poor outcomes. No new treatments since natamycin have become available. Objective: To explore the role of adjuvant oral voriconazole on clinical outcomes in Fusarium keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prespecified subgroup analysis of a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 240 patients from the Aravind Eye Care System in India, the Lumbini Eye Hospital and Bharatpur Eye Hospital in Nepal, and the University of California, San Francisco, who had culture-positive fungal ulcer and baseline visual acuity of 20/400 or worse were randomized to receive oral voriconazole vs placebo...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426441/diagnosis-of-corneal-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
#7
Kyeong Hwan Kim, Shahzad I Mian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A state of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can be secondary to a number of etiologies, resulting in either a reduction in the total number of limbal stem cells or an abnormality in stem cell function. Initially, the epithelium becomes irregular and hazy; however, this condition may progress to persistent corneal epithelial defects, stromal scarring, ulceration, and even perforation. Since LSCD secondary to a variety of etiologies may be reversible, and various factors are prognostic of disease progression, timely diagnosis is important...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400396/giant-perforated-marginal-ulcer-after-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#8
Edward Wang, Ruth Blackham, Jeremy Tan, Jeffrey Hamdorf
Perforation of a marginal ulcer (MU) is a complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass that can be life-threatening. We report a case of a perforated MU that presented 7 months after surgery with several interesting points for discussion. Firstly, the presentation of the ulcer was cryptic with unreliable investigations. Secondly, the ulcer presented again even after anastomotic revision surgery. Finally, the ulcer and the sepsis associated with perforation presented after months of poor nutritional intake with profound hypoalbuminaemia...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393975/-management-of-severe-ulcerative-colitis-an-up-to-date
#9
Cristian Hernández-Rocha, Patricio Ibáñez, María Elena Molina, Julieta Klaassen, Andrea Valenzuela, Roberto Candia, Felipe Bellolio, Álvaro Zúñiga, Rodrigo Miguieles, Juan Francisco Miquel, José Chianale, Manuel Álvarez-Lobos
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the colon, with alternating periods of remission and activity. Exacerbations can be severe and associated with complications and mortality. Diagnosis of severe UC is based on clinical, biochemical and endoscopic variables. Patients with severe UC must be hospitalized. First line therapy is the use of intravenous corticoids which achieve clinical remission in most patients. However, 25% of patients will be refractory to corticoids, situation that should be evaluated at the third day of therapy...
January 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387611/thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-single-double-chimney-technique-for-aortic-arch-pathologies
#10
Tun Wang, Chang Shu, Ming Li, Quan-Ming Li, Xin Li, Jian Qiu, Kun Fang, Alan Dardik, Chen-Zi Yang
PURPOSE: To summarize a single-center experience using the single/double chimney technique in association with thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR) for aortic arch pathologies. METHODS: From November 2007 to March 2016, 122 patients (mean age 50.4±12.7 years, range 29-80; 92 men) with aortic arch pathologies underwent TEVAR combined with single (n=101) or double (n=21) chimney grafts to reconstruct the supra-aortic branches: 21 innominate arteries, 114 left common carotid arteries, and 8 left subclavian arteries (LSA)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385473/the-utility-of-repeat-culture-in-fungal-corneal-ulcer-management-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-mutt-i-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kathryn J Ray, Prajna Lalitha, N Venkatesh Prajna, Revathi Rajaraman, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Muthiah Srinivasan, Peter Ryg, Stephen McLeod, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: To determine whether patients who had a positive repeated culture was predictive of worse clinical outcome than those who achieved microbiological cure at 6 days in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial I (MUTT-I). DESIGN: Secondary analysis from a multicenter, double-masked, randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Setting: Multiple hospital sites of the Aravind Eye Care System, India. STUDY POPULATION: Patients with culture-positive filamentous fungal ulcers and visual acuity of 20/40 to 20/400 re-examined 6 days after initiation of treatment Intervention: Corneal scraping and cultures were obtained from study participants at day-6 after enrollment...
April 3, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384902/paecilomyces-keratitis-in-western-india-a-case-report
#12
Anmol Ulhas Naik, Shveta Bhimashankar Gadewar
Cases of ocular trauma with vegetative matter are commonly encountered in ophthalmic practice in India. Many of these present with keratitis/corneal ulceration, of which fungi have a predominant share. We report a case of fungal keratitis and graft infection with Paecilomyces lilacinus, which was successfully treated with topical and systemic Voriconazole. A farmer presented with corneal ulcer and hypopyon in left eye following vegetative trauma during farming. A provisional diagnosis of fungal corneal ulcer was made based on clinical features and topical anti-fungal therapy with Natamycin was initiated...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370857/gastrointestinal-toxicity-among-patients-taking-selective-cox-2-inhibitors-or-conventional-nsaids-alone-or-combined-with-proton-pump-inhibitors-a-case-control-study
#13
Mohammad Bakhriansyah, Patrick C Souverein, Anthonius de Boer, Olaf H Klungel
PURPOSE: To assess the risk of gastrointestinal perforation, ulcers, or bleeding (PUB) associated with the use of conventional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and selective COX-2 inhibitors, with or without PPIs compared with conventional NSAIDs. METHODS: A case-control study was performed within conventional NSAIDs and/or selective COX-2 inhibitors users identified from the Dutch PHARMO Record Linkage System in the period 1998-2012...
March 31, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368993/penetrating-keratoplasty-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-ethiopia-indications-and-outcomes
#14
Menen Ayalew, Yonas Tilahun, Doug Holsclaw, Maanasa Indaram, Nicole E Stoller, Jeremy D Keenan, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: To describe the indications, visual acuity outcomes, and graft survival after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent PKP at Menelik II Hospital between September 2000 and September 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The prespecified outcomes were graft survival, visual acuity, and complication rates. RESULTS: A total of 321 patients underwent PKP during the study period and were included in the analysis...
March 31, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367043/child-abuse-and-the-eye-in-an-african-population
#15
Michaeline A Isawumi, Modupe Adebayo
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of data on child abuse and the eye in West Africa. Therefore, a need exists to determine the causes and circumstances surrounding these occurrences and their effects on the eye and vision in a pediatric population. METHODS: A 3-year study of consecutive cases of ocular features that presented to an eye clinic following a history suggestive of child abuse along with any associated eye injury was carried out. Socio-demographic characteristics were obtained, as were the presenting and posttreatment visual acuity, and a full clinical eye examination was also done...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357118/a-phase-1-study-comparing-the-proposed-biosimilar-bs-503a-with-bevacizumab-in-healthy-male-volunteers
#16
Naoyuki Tajima, Alberto Martinez, Fumiaki Kobayashi, Ling He, Peter Dewland
This is a randomized, double-blind, single-dose, parallel group phase 1 study to assess pharmacokinetic similarity, safety, and tolerability of BS-503a, a proposed bevacizumab biosimilar. A total of 114 male healthy subjects were randomized (1:1) to receive a single 3 mg/kg intravenous dose of either BS-503a or bevacizumab (Avastin(®)). Pharmacokinetic (PK) blood samples were collected up to Day 78, and serum drug concentrations were measured using a validated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Pharmacokinetic similarity was evaluated using area under the serum concentration-time curve from zero to infinity (AUC inf) as a primary PK parameter, and maximum serum concentration (Cmax) and area under the serum concentration-time curve from zero to the last measurable time (AUC last) as secondary PK parameters...
April 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352924/-abomasal-ulcers-in-cattle
#17
Alexandra Hund, Thomas Wittek
Abomasal ulcers lead to several problems. They cause pain resulting in a decrease in productivity and even the possible loss of the animal. Because they are frequently difficult to diagnose, information on their prevalence is variable. Additionally, therapeutic options are limited. Abomasal ulcers are graded as type 1 through 4, type 1 being a superficial defect and type 2 an ulcer where a large blood vessel has been eroded, leading to substantial blood loss. Types 3 and 4 are perforated abomasal ulcers leading to local and diffuse peritonitis, respectively...
March 29, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349612/efficacy-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-patients-with-radiation-induced-rectal-ulcers-report-of-five-cases
#18
Shoichi Yoshimizu, Akiko Chino, Yuji Miyamoto, Fuyuki Tagao, Susumu Iwasaki, Daisuke Ide, Yoshiro Tamegai, Masahiro Igarashi, Shoichi Saito, Junko Fujisaki
For decades, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been considered a treatment option in patients with chronic radiation-induced proctitis after pelvic radiation therapy. Refractory cases of chronic radiation-induced proctitis include ulceration, stenosis, and intestinal fistulas with perforation. Appropriate treatment needs to be given. In the present study, we assessed the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in five patients with radiation-induced rectal ulcers. Significant improvement and complete ulcer resolution were observed in all treated patients; no side-effects were reported...
March 28, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346010/non-healing-perianal-ulcers-in-a-healthy-elderly-male
#19
Alia Cloutier-Bosworth, Karen Naert, Carly Kirshen
BACKGROUND: Perforating dermatoses are a rare group of dermatologic conditions characterized by transepidermal elimination of dermal material that can be primary or acquired secondary to systemic disease. OBJECTIVE: We present an atypical case of perforating dermatosis resembling elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS) presenting with perianal ulcers in an elderly male with no systemic disease or medications and outline his successful treatment course. CONCLUSIONS: Perianal ulcers in an otherwise healthy individual is an unusual presentation for perforating disorders but should be considered in cases not responding to traditional treatment options...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344601/high-dose-rate-intraluminal-brachytherapy-prior-to-external-radiochemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer-preliminary-results
#20
Afsaneh Maddah Safaei, Reza Ghalehtaki, Nezhat Khanjani, Borna Farazmand, Mohammad Babaei, Ebrahim Esmati
PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a common initial presentation in locally advanced esophageal cancer and negatively impacts patient quality of life and treatment compliance. To induce fast relief of dysphagia in patients with potentially operable esophageal cancer high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy was applied prior to definitive radiochemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this single arm phase II clinical trial between 2013 to 2014 twenty patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (17 squamous cell and 3 adenocarcinoma) were treated with upfront 10 Gy HDR brachytherapy, followed by 50...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
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