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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529808/mirrizi-syndrome-and-markedly-elevated-levels-of-carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-in-the-absence-of-malignant-disease
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Natasha Shah, Eula Tetangco, Hafiz Muhammad Sharjeel Arshad, Hareth Raddawi
Elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) beyond 1000 U/L occurs in nonneoplastic conditions which is causing questioning of the use of CA19-9 as a marker for screening. We report a case where a 51-year-old male with Mirrizi Syndrome (MS) presented with markedly increased CA19-9 level (4,618 U/mL). MS is a rare complication characterized by compression of the common bile or hepatic duct caused by an impacted gallstone in the cystic duct or neck of the gallbladder. Biliary epithelial cells secrete CA19-9: it is hypothesized that increased proliferation of such cells caused by inflammation leads to increased secretion...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520575/predictors-of-bile-tree-pathology-in-patients-presenting-with-gallbladder-disease
#2
Mahmoud A Rahal, Mohammad O Rammal, Walid Karaoui, Ali Hallal, Hani Tamim, Yasser Shaib
BACKGROUND: Patients with gallstone disease can present with elevated liver function tests (LFTs). It is often challenging to differentiate those with a common bile duct (CBD) stone from those without a CBD stone on the basis of the LFTs levels. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictors of a CBD stones among patients presenting with symptomatic gallbladder disease and elevated LFTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined all patients who had undergone a cholecystectomy between January 2010 and December 2015...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511162/improvement-of-the-complex-medical-treatment-for-the-patients-w%C3%B1-th-chronic-biliary-pancreatitis
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L S Babinets, K Yu Kytsai, Yu Ya Kotsaba, I M Halabitska, N A Melnyk, I V Semenova, O S Zemlyak
INTRODUCTION: The most common reason of chronic pancreatitis is liver and bile ducts disease: functional disorders, chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis and cholecystectomy in medical history. All these changes are associated with the colloidal structure of bile, increased lithogenicity, gallstones formation, Oddi's sphincter dysfunction, dysmotility and inflammation in the bile ducts. THE AIM: to study the effectiveness of using medicine Liveria IC (metadoxine) in standard therapy as well as effect on spectrum of blood serum lipids and structural condition of liver (stiffness) and pancreas in patients with chronic biliary pancreatitis combined with obesity...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495436/factors-relevant-to-persistent-upper-abdominal-pain-after-cholecystectomy
#4
Jing Zhang, Qiang Lu, Yi-Fan Ren, Jian Dong, Yi-Ping Mu, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy is a routine procedure for treatment of upper abdominal pain (UAP) and other atypical symptoms associated with gallstones. UAP, however, persists in some cases postoperatively. The present study was to identify the risk factors relevant to persistent UAP after cholecystectomy. METHODS: 1714 symptomatic patients undergoing cholecystectomy for gallstones were enrolled. All the patients were asked to complete a biliary symptom questionnaire...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474701/-cholelithiasis-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-prevalence-presentation-and-consequences-in-a-referral-hospital-in-baja-california-sur
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Andrea Socorro Álvarez-Villaseñor, Héctor Luis Mascareño-Franco, José Juan Agundez-Meza, Francisco Cardoza-Macías, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Jorge Rendón-Félix, Mariana Chávez-Tostado, Leire Irusteta-Jiménez, Jesús García-Rentería, Alejandro González-Ojedaz
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy and the postpartum period are risk factors for developing biliary sludge, gallstones, and any of their complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, presentation, and consequences of cholestasis during pregnancy and postpartum in a referral hospital of Baja California Sur. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study that enrolled pregnant or postpartum patients diagnosed with gallstones with any presentation...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463673/cholecystolithotomy-combined-armillarisin-a-versus-cholecystectomy-in-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-patients-with-symptomatic-cholelithiasis
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Yang Fei, Wei-Qin Li, Guang-Quan Zong, Jian Chen, Wei Wang
OBJECT: To discover whether cirrhotic portal hypertension patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis would benefit from cholecystolithotomy combined with Armillarisin A in the authors hospital. Methods: Sixty-one patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension and symptomatic gallstone disease who underwent either cholecystolithotomy combined with Armillarisin A (group A) or cholecystectomy (group B) for cholelithiasis from Feb 2007 to March 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. These patients were undergoing simultaneous procedure for esophageal varices...
March 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428144/association-of-aflatoxin-and-gallbladder-cancer
#7
Jill Koshiol, Yu-Tang Gao, Michael Dean, Patricia Egner, Chirag Nepal, Kristine Jones, Bingsheng Wang, Asif Rashid, Wen Luo, Alison Van Dyke, Catterina Ferreccio, Michael Malasky, Ming-Chang Shen, Bin Zhu, Jesper B Andersen, Allan Hildesheim, Ann W Hsing, John Groopman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Aflatoxin, which causes hepatocellular carcinoma, may also cause gallbladder cancer. We investigated whether patients with gallbladder cancer have higher exposure to aflatoxin than patients with gallstones. METHODS: We measured aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-lysine adducts in plasma samples from the Shanghai Biliary Tract Cancer case-control study, conducted from 1997 through 2001. We calculated age- and sex-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs and the population-attributable fraction for 209 patients with gallbladder cancer and gallstones vs 250 patients with gallstones without cancer (controls)...
April 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397681/-isolated-gallbladder-agenesis-without-biliary-atresia-in-a-16-year-old-boy
#8
Bojan Kovacevic, Laura Sophie Mössinger, Thomas Boel
We present a case of a 16-year-old male patient with recurrent abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant, signed up for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to a single gallstone seen on preoperative abdominal ultrasound. Because of dilatation of the common bile duct subsequent magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography was performed, and surprisingly, the gallbladder was found missing. The operation was therefore cancelled. Even though gallbladder agenesis is a rare condition, it still represents a diagnostic challenge as most cases are found peroperatively, and the patients undergo unnecessary surgery...
February 6, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381385/hida-scan-for-functional-gallbladder-disorder-ensure-that-you-know-how-the-scan-was-done
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Naeem Goussous, Hadia Maqsood, Ethan Spiegler, Gopal C Kowdley, Steven C Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of fatty meal (FM) as a substitute for cholecystokinin (CCK) in pain reproduction during hepato-imino-diacetic acid (HIDA) scan in functional gallbladder disorder, there are no studies comparing the differences between CCK and FM. The present study was to compare the efficacy of FM in comparison of CCK in FGBD application. METHODS: Patients undergoing HIDA scans from August 2013 to May 2014 were divided into two groups: those undergoing CCK-stimulated HIDA scan versus FM-stimulated HIDA scan...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356912/toothpick-inside-the-common-bile-duct-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
V O Brunaldi, M O Brunaldi, R Masagao, C Silva, H Masuda, J E Brunaldi
The incidence and prevalence of foreign body (FB) ingestion are difficult to estimate. Unlike other foreign bodies, the ingestion of a toothpick is very uncommon and carries high morbidity and mortality rates. We report a case of a 73-year-old female patient presenting mid-term epigastric pain. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a slightly dilated common bile duct (CBD) and magnetic resonance showed an irregular filling failure in distal CBD and gallstones. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography revealed major papilla on the edge of a diverticulum and confirmed the distal filling failure...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350202/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-biliary-dyskinesia-in-children
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Sarah W Lai, Steven S Rothenberg, Saundra M Kay, Kristin E Shipman, Bethany J Slater
PURPOSE: To determine the outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a treatment for biliary dyskinesia in children. METHODS: With ethics approval, a retrospective chart review was performed on children (<21 years) at a single center diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (defined as gallbladder ejection fraction [EF] <35% and/or pain with cholecystokinin [CCK] on cholescintigraphy, in the absence of gallstones or cholecystitis on ultrasound) and treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy between March 2010 and February 2016...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331267/laparoscopic-management-of-a-proximal-jejunal-gallstone-ileus-with-patulous-ampulla-and-choledochal-cyst-a-report-of-unusual-presentation-and-a-review
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REVIEW
Rajvilas Anil Narkhede, Vijaykumar C Bada, Lakshmi Kumari Kona
Gallstone ileus is a diagnosis of rarity, and a proximal site of obstruction in a young patient is even rare. Of the three cases in our experience, we found two cases of gallstone ileus (GSI) with typical epidemiology and presentation, one had combination of multiple rare associations. We report such a case, suspected to have gallstone ileus on ultrasound and confirmed diagnosis on computed tomography. Presence of biliary-enteric fistula, old age, and obstructive features, as in typical cases, was a bigger asset for diagnosis, but it was difficult to entertain diagnosis of GSI in young girl in absence of a demonstrable biliary-enteric fistula, with uncommon association of choledochal cyst and sickle cell disease...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327561/erratum-osteopontin-deficiency-alters-biliary-homeostasis-and-protects-against-gallstone-formation
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Jing Lin, Ming Lu, Wei-Qing Shao, Zong-You Chen, Wen-Wei Zhu, Lu Lu, Hu-Liang Jia, Duan Cai, Lun-Xiu Qin, Jin-Hong Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301778/risk-stratified-versus-non-risk-stratified-diagnostic-testing-for-management-of-suspected-acute-biliary-obstruction-comparative-effectiveness-costs-and-the-role-of-mr-cholangiopancreatography
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Stella K Kang, David Hoffman, Bart Ferket, Michelle I Kim, R Scott Braithwaite
Purpose To analyze the cost effectiveness of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) risk stratification guidelines versus magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography-based treatment of patients with possible choledocholithiasis. Materials and Methods A decision-analytic model was constructed to compare cost and effectiveness of three diagnostic strategies for gallstone disease with possible choledocholithiasis: noncontrast MR cholangiopancreatography, contrast material-enhanced MR imaging/MR cholangiopancreatography, and ASGE risk stratification guidelines for diagnostic evaluation recommending endoscopy (high risk), MR cholangiopancreatography (intermediate risk), or no test (low risk)...
March 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283178/activation-of-constitutive-androstane-receptor-prevents-cholesterol-gallstone-formation
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Shihai Cheng, Min Zou, Qinhui Liu, Jiangying Kuang, Jing Shen, Shiyun Pu, Lei Chen, Hong Li, Tong Wu, Rui Li, Yanping Li, Wei Jiang, Zhiyong Zhang, Jinhan He
Cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases. Lithogenic hepatic bile secretion precedes the formation of cholesterol gallstones. Constitutive androstane receptor (CAR), a member of nuclear family, plays an important role in cholesterol and bile acid metabolism. To examine whether activation of CAR can prevent cholesterol gallstone formation, we treated C57BL6/J mice maintained on a lithogenic diet with CAR agonist 1,4-bis-[2-(3, 5-dichlorpyridyloxy)] benzene and performed bile duct cannulation to study the dynamics of biliary lipids...
April 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240461/outcomes-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-a-resource-constrained-environment
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S Z Mbatha, F Anderson
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a common surgical procedure performed for symptomatic gallstones. There is a trend towards early cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis who present timeously. Local inflammation has been identified as a risk factor for bile duct injuries. This study sought to assess the outcomes of LC in patients managed within a resource constrained environment where late presentation is common. METHOD: We performed a retrospective analysis of laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed from January 2010 to June 2011...
September 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224465/long-term-outcomes-following-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-tube-placement-for-treatment-of-acute-calculous-cholecystitis
#17
Donna Marie L Alvino, Zhi Ven Fong, Colin J McCarthy, George Velmahos, Keith D Lillemoe, Peter R Mueller, Peter J Fagenholz
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube (PCT) placement is considered a safe alternative to cholecystectomy for the treatment of acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC), but data regarding long-term outcomes following PCT are limited. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our institutional experience of patients undergoing PCT for ACC between 1997 and 2015. Recurrent biliary events were defined as cholecystitis, cholangitis, or gallstone pancreatitis. RESULTS: PCT was placed for 288 patients with ACC...
May 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186337/impaired-intestinal-cholecystokinin-secretion-a-fascinating-but-overlooked-link-between-coeliac-disease-and-cholesterol-gallstone-disease
#18
REVIEW
Helen H Wang, Min Liu, Xiaodan Li, Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease is a chronic, small intestinal, immune-mediated enteropathy caused by a permanent intolerance to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Clinical studies have found that intestinal cholecystokinin secretion and gallbladder emptying in response to a fatty meal are impaired before coeliac patients start the gluten-free diet (GFD). DESIGN: However, it was never really appreciated whether coeliac disease is associated with gallstones because there were very few studies investigating the mechanism underlying the impact of coeliac disease on the pathogenesis of gallstones...
April 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185534/effect-of-inhibition-of-intestinal-cholesterol-absorption-on-the-prevention-of-cholesterol-gallstone-formation
#19
Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol cholelithiasis is a multifactorial hepatobiliary disease. METHODS: Interactions between genetic and environmental factors play a critical role in biliary cholesterol homeostasis and its imbalance enhances cholelithogenesis. RESULTS: In patients developing symptoms or complications of gallstone disease, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is recommended for treatment of gallstones. In a subgroup of patients with small, radiolucent pure cholesterol gallstones, the hydrophilic bile acid, ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is still considered only pharmacological therapy able to induce oral litholysis...
February 9, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145001/treatment-with-the-natural-fxr-agonist-chenodeoxycholic-acid-reduces-clearance-of-plasma-ldl-whilst-decreasing-circulating-pcsk9-lipoprotein-a-and-apolipoprotein-c-iii
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M Ghosh Laskar, M Eriksson, M Rudling, B Angelin
BACKGROUND: The natural farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) suppresses hepatic cholesterol and bile acid synthesis and reduces biliary cholesterol secretion and triglyceride production. Animal studies have shown that bile acids downregulate hepatic LDL receptors (LDLRs); however, information on LDL metabolism in humans is limited. METHODS: Kinetics of autologous (125) I-LDL were determined in 12 male subjects at baseline and during treatment with CDCA (15 mg kg(-1) day(-1) )...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
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