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Ricardo Espinoza González
Gastrointestinal bezoars are a concretion of indigested material that can be found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and some animals. This material forms an intraluminal mass, more commonly located in the stomach. During a large period of history animal bezoars were considered antidotes to poisons and diseases. We report a historical overview since bezoars stones were thought to have medicinal properties. This magic conception was introduced in South America by Spanish conquerors. In Chile, bezoars are commonly found in a camelid named guanaco (Lama guanicoe)...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887016/inferior-vena-caval-filter-strut-perforation-causing-intramural-duodenal-haematoma
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Zoheb Berry Williams, Nicole M Organ, Stephen Deane
We present a case of intramural duodenal haematoma caused by inferior vena caval (IVC) filter strut perforation requiring innovative open and endovascular retrieval. A 32-year-old woman presents in shock with dull epigastric pain and non-bilious vomiting. She had previously had an IVC filter for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Computed tomography demonstrated strut perforation into the second part of the duodenum, causing intramural haematoma and duodenal obstruction. Laparotomy facilitated evacuation of the duodenal haematoma, while the IVC filter was retrieved by endovascular means...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885894/mr-enterography-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-with-endoscopic-correlation
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Pankaj Kaushal, Alexander S Somwaru, Aline Charabaty, Angela D Levy
Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two main forms of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CD is a transmural chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract in a discontinuous distribution. UC is a mucosal and submucosal chronic inflammatory disease that typically originates in the rectum and may extend proximally in a continuous manner. In treating patients with CD and UC, clinicians rely heavily on accurate diagnoses and disease staging. Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography used in conjunction with endoscopy and histopathologic analysis can help accurately diagnose and manage disease in the majority of patients...
November 25, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882415/laparoscopic-repair-for-perforated-peptic-ulcer-a-retrospective-study
#4
Flore Vărcuş, Mircea Beuran, Ioan Lica, Claudiu Turculet, Adrian Valentin Cotarlet, Stefan Georgescu, Dan Vintila, Dan Sabău, Alexandru Sabau, Constantin Ciuce, Vasile Bintintan, Eugen Georgescu, Razvan Popescu, Cristi Tarta, Valeriu Surlin
BACKGROUNDS: The incidence of patients presenting with perforated peptic ulcers (PPU) has decreased during the last decades. At the same time, a laparoscopic approach to this condition has been adopted by increased number of surgeons. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early postoperative results of the laparoscopic treatment of perforated peptic ulcer performed in eight Romanian surgical centers with extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 297 patients with perforated peptic ulcer were operated in the eight centers participating in this retrospective study...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861312/peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-secondary-to-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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David W Wei, Christian Pagnoux, Clara C Chan
PURPOSE: To report a unique case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis secondary to hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated cryoglobulinemia and vasculitis and its pharmacological and surgical treatment and 2-year follow-up. METHODS: A 52-year-old woman presented with unilateral eye pain and photophobia, arthralgia, remnants of a maculopapular rash, and subsequently facial numbness several weeks later. Her best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) in the affected eye was 20/80...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855671/giant-duodenal-ulcers-after-neurosurgery-for-brainstem-tumors-that-required-reoperation-for-gastric-disconnection-a-report-of-two-cases
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Chihoko Nobori, Kenjiro Kimura, Go Ohira, Ryosuke Amano, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kentaro Naito, Toshihiro Takami, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Despite the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for gastrointestinal ulcers, severe cases of bleeding or perforation due to gastrointestinal ulcers still occur. Giant duodenal ulcer perforation is an uncommon but difficult-to-manage pathology with a high mortality rate. We report two cases of giant duodenal ulcer perforation after neurosurgery for brainstem tumors that needed reoperation for gastric disconnection because of postoperative leakage and bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION: Both cases had undergone neurosurgery for brainstem tumors, and the patients were in a shock state for several days with peritonitis due to giant duodenal perforation...
November 17, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848201/the-role-of-hemoglobin-laboratory-test-results-for-the-detection-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-outcomes-resulting-from-the-use-of-medications-in-observational-studies
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Elisabetta Patorno, Joshua J Gagne, Christine Y Lu, Kevin Haynes, Andrew T Sterrett, Jason Roy, Xingmei Wang, Marsha A Raebel
INTRODUCTION: The identification of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding and perforated ulcers in claims data typically relies on inpatient diagnoses. The use of hemoglobin laboratory results might increase the detection of UGI events that do not lead to hospitalization. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to evaluate whether hemoglobin results increase UGI outcome identification in electronic databases, using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as a test case...
November 15, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846744/a-case-of-rheumatoid-vasculitis-with-acquired-reactive-perforating-collagenosis
#8
Takaharu Ikeda, Naoya Mikita, Fukumi Furukawa, Yoshifumi Iwahashi
A 55-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis presented hyperkeratotic erythematous papules with crusts or blisters on his limbs and buttocks. A histological study showed acquired reactive perforating collagenosis. Soon, skin lesions changed to umbilicated lesions with black necrosis, and the scar from his skin biopsy ulcerated with induration due to rheumatoid vasculitis. Systemic corticosteroids and tacrolimus administration resolved the rheumatoid arthritis and skin lesions. Rheumatoid vasculitis with acquired reactive perforating collagenosis has not been reported previously...
November 16, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846180/efficacy-of-endoscopic-submucosal-excavation-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-in-the-cardia
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Shanshan Wang, Lei Shen
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to estimate the feasibility and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal excavation (ESE) for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in the cardia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the clinical data of 30 patients who were diagnosed with GISTs after ESE in the cardia at the Endoscopy Center of Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University (China) from June 2009 to 2015. We evaluated the operative and postoperative conditions and long-term follow-up of these patients...
November 14, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822874/spinal-epidural-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-ulcerative-colitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
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Mikio Kawamura, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Satoru Kondo, Takashi Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess is a rare condition with high morbidity and mortality, for which a delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to irreversible neurologic deficit or even death. Although patients with spinal epidural abscess have systemic predisposing immunocompromised conditions, spinal intervention, or trauma, this condition has been reported as a result of perforation or fistulization arising from inflammatory bowel disease. We describe herein a rare case of spinal epidural abscess as a complication of ileal pouch anal anastomosis...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818807/successful-use-of-tocilizumab-in-a-patient-with-coexisting-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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Matthew Chak Hin Szeto, Metin Devrim Yalçın, Abdul Khan, Andrzej Piotrowicz
Tocilizumab is an interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor licensed for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report a case of Tocilizumab monotherapy for severe active RA in a patient with coexisting ulcerative colitis (UC). The patient was intolerant to multiple disease-modifying drugs, so Tocilizumab monotherapy was commenced. We found clinical improvement in both RA and UC. There was no major adverse event after 2 years. Manufacturer advised caution in using Tocilizumab in patient with gastrointestinal ulceration due to an increased risk of bowel perforation...
2016: Case Reports in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811622/therapeutic-endoscopy-for-the-control-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-case-series
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Anna M Banc-Husu, Nuzhat A Ahmad, Vinay Chadrasekhara, Gregory G Ginsberg, David L Jaffe, Michael L Kochman, Michael Rajala, Petar Mamula
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common indications for urgent endoscopy in the pediatric setting. The majority of these procedures are performed for control of variceal bleeding, with very few performed for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (NVUGI) bleeding. The data on therapeutic endoscopy for NVUGI are very sparse. The aims of our study were to review our experience with NVUGI bleeding, describe technical aspects and outcomes of therapeutic endoscopy, and determine gastroenterology fellows' training opportunities according to the national training guidelines...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806000/roscoe-r-graham-an-enduring-legacy-in-the-21st-century
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Alexandra C Istl, Daryl K Gray
BACKGROUND: Modern advancements in surgery have led to a climate in which many classical techniques are becoming obsolete. However, the Graham patch technique for duodenal repair continues to be widely employed as originally described in Dr Roscoe Reid Graham's 1937 article: an omental graft held in position over a duodenal perforation by three interrupted sutures. METHODS: Primary documents including original newspaper articles and war documentation were retrieved from the University of Toronto Archives and Records...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800658/interhospital-transfer-delays-emergency-abdominal-surgery-and-prolongs-stay
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Alexandra M Limmer, Michael B Edye
BACKGROUND: Interhospital transfer of patients requiring emergency surgery is common practice. It has the potential to delay surgical intervention, increase rate of complications and thus length of hospital stay. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of adult patients who underwent emergency surgery for abdominal pain at a large metropolitan hospital in New South Wales (Hospital A) in 2013. The impact of interhospital transfer on time to surgical intervention, post-operative length of stay and overall length of stay was assessed...
November 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787540/effect-of-oral-voriconazole-on-fungal-keratitis-in-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii-mutt-ii-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Muthiah Srinivasan, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Travis C Porco, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Objective: To compare oral voriconazole with placebo in addition to topical antifungals in the treatment of filamentous fungal keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II (MUTT II), a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, was conducted in India and Nepal, with 2133 individuals screened for inclusion. Patients with smear-positive filamentous fungal ulcers and visual acuity of 20/400 (logMAR 1...
October 27, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784845/potassium-channelopathies-and-gastrointestinal-ulceration
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Jaeyong Han, Seung Hun Lee, Gerhard Giebisch, Tong Wang
Potassium channels and transporters maintain potassium homeostasis and play significant roles in several different biological actions via potassium ion regulation. In previous decades, the key revelations that potassium channels and transporters are involved in the production of gastric acid and the regulation of secretion in the stomach have been recognized. Drugs used to treat peptic ulceration are often potassium transporter inhibitors. It has also been reported that potassium channels are involved in ulcerative colitis...
November 15, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777806/ochrobactrum-anthropi-keratitis-with-focal-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-and-intracorneal-hypopyon
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Nandini Venkateswaran, Rachel A F Wozniak, Holly B Hindman
Purpose. To describe a unique case of O. anthropi keratitis associated with a rare manifestation of Descemet's membrane detachment and intracorneal hypopyon and to discuss challenges in diagnosis and management. Methods. Best-corrected visual acuity was measured with Snellen letters. Corneal scrapings were performed and aerobic, viral, herpetic, acid-fast bacilli, Acanthamoeba, and fungal stains and cultures were obtained. Following evisceration, tissue was evaluated for histologic features and again stained for bacteria, mycobacteria, Acanthamoeba, fungi, and viral particles...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765805/total-colectomy-for-colon-perforation-after-kayexalate-administration-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-a-rare-complication
#18
Robert Hunt Dunlap, Ryan Martinez
Kayexalate is an ion exchange resin that is commonly used to acutely treat patients with hyperkalemia. Bowel ulceration and necrosis is a rare and uncommonly recognized complication of kayexalate administration. More often, concomitant administration with sorbitol is reported to damage the bowel; however, there are reports of kayexalate administration causing bowel necrosis without sorbitol. We present a case of a critically ill patient who underwent total colectomy for colonic necrosis secondary to oral kayexalate administration that was not recognized until late in the pathologic process...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759787/management-of-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis-a-clinical-update
#19
Carlos Walter Sobrado, Lucas Faraco Sobrado
Introduction: Acute severe colitis is a potentially lethal medical emergency and, even today, its treatment remains a challenge for clinicians and surgeons. Intravenous corticoid therapy, which was introduced into the therapeutic arsenal in the 1950s, continues to be the first-line treatment and, for patients who are refractory to this, the rescue therapy may consist of clinical measures or emergency colectomy. Objective: To evaluate the indications for and results from drug rescue therapy (cyclosporine, infliximab and tacrolimus), and to suggest a practical guide for clinical approaches...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759636/concomitant-herpes-simplex-virus-colitis-and-hepatitis-in-a-man-with-ulcerative-colitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Varun K Phadke, Rachel J Friedman-Moraco, Brian C Quigley, Alton B Farris, J P Norvell
BACKGROUND: Herpesvirus infections often complicate the clinical course of patients with inflammatory bowel disease; however, invasive disease due to herpes simplex virus is distinctly uncommon. METHODS: We present a case of herpes simplex virus colitis and hepatitis, review all the previously published cases of herpes simplex virus colitis, and discuss common clinical features and outcomes. We also discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of herpes simplex virus infections, focusing specifically on patients with inflammatory bowel disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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