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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320323/multimodality-imaging-including-dual-energy-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-gallbladder-disease
#1
Lisa Ratanaprasatporn, Jennifer W Uyeda, Jeremy R Wortman, Ian Richardson, Aaron D Sodickson
Imaging of the gallbladder has a key role in the examination of patients with abdominal pain-especially pain localized to the right upper quadrant. Pathologic conditions that affect the gallbladder include cholelithiasis and associated complications such as acute and chronic cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, gallstone pancreatitis, and cancer. Modalities used to image the gallbladder include ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and nuclear scintigraphy. US is the primary imaging modality used to evaluate entities suspected of being gallbladder disease, as it is both sensitive and specific for demonstrating gallstones, biliary duct dilatation, and inflammatory features...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311470/associations-between-lifestyle-related-diseases-and-transporters-involved-in-intestinal-absorption-and-biliary-excretion-of-cholesterol
#2
Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Hiroshi Suzuki
Westernization of dietary habits leads to an increase in lipid intake and is thought to be responsible for an increase in patients with dyslipidemia. It is a well-known fact that the impaired cholesterol homeostasis is closely related to the development of various lifestyle-related diseases such as fatty liver, diabetes, and gallstone as well as dyslipidemia leading to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Therefore, appropriate management of cholesterol levels in the body is considered important in prevention and treatments of these lifestyle-related diseases and in addition, molecular mechanisms controlling plasma (and/or hepatic) cholesterol levels have been intensively studied...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286073/proteasome-inhibition-protects-against-diet-induced-gallstone-formation-through-modulation-of-cholesterol-and-bile-acid-homeostasis
#3
Eun-Ji Lee, Min Hee Kim, Ye-Ryung Kim, Joo-Won Park, Woo-Jae Park
Gallstone disease is one of the most prevalent and costly gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. Gallstones are formed in the biliary system by cholesterol secretions in bile, which result from excess cholesterol, a deficiency in bile salts or a combination of the two. The present study examined the effects of proteasome inhibition on gallstone formation using the proteasome inhibitors bortezomib (BT) and carfilzomib (CF). C57BL/6J mice were fed a lithogenic diet to generate gallstones and injected with BT or CF for 12 weeks...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280919/presence-extent-and-location-of-pancreatic-necrosis-are-independent-of-aetiology-in-acute-pancreatitis
#4
Robert C Verdonk, Hanna Sternby, Alexandra Dimova, Povilas Ignatavicius, Peter Koiva, Anne K Penttila, Lucas Ilzarbe, Sara Regner, Jonas Rosendahl, Thomas L Bollen
OBJECTIVE: The most common aetiologies of acute pancreatitis (AP) are gallstones, alcohol and idiopathic. The impact of the aetiology of AP on the extent and morphology of pancreatic and extrapancreatic necrosis (EXPN) has not been clearly established. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of aetiology on the presence and location of pancreatic necrosis in patients with AP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a post-hoc analysis of a previously established multicentre cohort of patients with AP in whom a computed tomography was available for review...
December 26, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237668/left-sided-sinistroposition-of-the-gall-bladder-incidental-presentation-during-elective-cholecystectomy
#5
Nilesh H Doctor, Vijay Waman Dhakre
A 59-year-old male patient presented with mild gallstone pancreatitis. He underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the same admission, where we encountered a left-sided gall bladder (GB). This was managed during laparoscopic surgery by modifying the laparoscopic port positions, and we did not encounter any other variations in the biliary anatomy. Thorough knowledge regarding anatomical variations of the GB will help in managing rare cases and avoid injuries to vital structures.
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225328/gallbladder-hypoplasia-a-congenital-abnormality-of-the-gallbladder-a-case-report
#6
Christophoros S Kosmidis, Georgios D Koimtzis, Maria S Kosmidou, Fotini Ieridou, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Katerina T Zarampouka, Eleni Georgakoudi, Isaac Kesisoglou
BACKGROUND There are different variations in the anatomy of the gallbladder. Congenital abnormalities of the gallbladder such as agenesis and hypoplasia are rare conditions and difficult to diagnose with imaging studies. Patients are usually asymptomatic or have symptoms that mimic gallstone disease. The diagnosis is often made intraoperatively and is established by histopathological examination. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 62-year-old male who had cholelithiasis symptoms and was falsely diagnosed with gallstone disease by abdominal ultrasound scan...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221786/access-to-excluded-structures-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-experience-in-a-high-level-bariatric-center-without-a-technical-platform-for-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#7
D Verscheure, D Gianfranco, P Tammaro, J L Dumont, J P Marmuse, K Arapis
BACKGROUND: Rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery is associated with a high prevalence of gallstone formation. In laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP), the bypassed segment is not readily available for endoscopic or radiographic examination. We propose a laparoscopic Janeway gastrostomy for secondary access to excluded structures in bariatric centers with no mandatory technical equipment in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), double-balloon ERCP or spiral enteroscopy...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213001/-resumption-of-enteral-nutrition-using-enteral-formula-containing-sodium-alginate-following-hemorrhaging-after-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-a-case-report
#8
Tetsuro Akashi, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Risa Hashimoto, Naomi Koikawa, Masaki Yamada, Junko Shimizu, Chisato Kakegawa, Mari Nakamura, Chieko Kumamoto
Enteral nutrition is often performed in elderly patients with dysphagia. Choledocholithiasis is a disease that is common in elderly patients. Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging can occur in association with endoscopic sphincterotomy, and subsequent enteral nutrition must be carefully resumed. We herein report our experience using Mermed Plus containing sodium alginate after endoscopic hemostasis. The patient was an 88-year-old woman with an onset of gallstone cholangitis during rehabilitation after cerebral infarction...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206676/hepatobiliary-hands-of-hopkins
#9
Henry A Pitt
OBJECTIVE: This historical perspective documents the role that John L. Cameron played in advancing hepatobiliary research, education, and surgery at Johns Hopkins in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dating back to William S. Halsted in the 19th century, leaders of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins have been interested in hepatobiliary disease and surgery. John L. Cameron had broad hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) interests when he completed his surgical training...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205025/can-we-prevent-post-ercp-pancreatitis
#10
Antti Siiki, Johanna Laukkarinen
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the primary method for treating cholestasis and biliary tract gallstones. Although noninvasive imaging has replaced ERCP in diagnostics, ERCP remains the mainstay in collecting diagnostic specimens from the biliary tract. ERCP carries a risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis, which can vary from mild to life-threatening. Difficult cannulation is the most important risk factor for pancreatitis. Careful patient selection and adequate endoscopy training are the foundation of safe ERCP practice...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201486/gallstone-pancreatitis-a-common-but-often-overlooked-cause-of-abdominal-pain-in-post-liver-transplant-patients
#11
Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Sanna Fatima, Eyob Feyssa
Introduction: In general population, gallstone pancreatitis is the most common cause of pancreatitis. However, there are very few literatures that address this topic in post-liver-transplant patients. Clinical Case: A 69-year-old female who had a liver transplant in 2015 due to hepatocellular carcinoma and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis. She had a recent episode of acute cellular rejection that was treated with high dose methylprednisolone 1 week prior to admission...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195671/alcohol-smoking-and-benign-hepato-biliary-disease
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REVIEW
Daniel Mønsted Shabanzadeh, Srdan Novovic
Gallstone disease and pancreatitis are the most frequent benign hepato-biliary causes of hospital admissions. Gallstone disease is prevalent, but symptomatic disease develops only in about one out of five carriers. Alcohol intake seems to protect gallstone formation in cohort studies possibly through effects on bile cholesterol metabolism, the enterohepatic circulation, and gallbladder function. The impact of smoking on gallstone formation seems minor. Both alcohol intake and smoking do not alter the clinical course of gallstone disease carriers...
October 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156853/the-importance-of-routine-bedside-biliary-ultrasonography-in-the-management-of-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-isolated-acute-epigastric-pain
#13
Vermi Değerli, Tanzer Korkmaz, Hülya Mollamehmetoğlu, Cem Ertan
Background/aim: The aim of our study was to emphasize the importance of routine bedside biliary ultrasonography (USG) for the differential diagnosis of biliary tract disorders in patients admitted with acute isolated epigastric pain. Materials and methods: Adult patients who were admitted to the emergency department with acute isolated epigastric pain were included in the study. Emergency residents (ERs) were asked whether they planned to perform biliary USG during the initial evaluation and following diagnosis/treatment (secondary evaluation) of these patients...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132521/gallbladder-dysfunction-cholecystitis-choledocholithiasis-cholangitis-and-biliary-dyskinesia
#14
REVIEW
Thad Wilkins, Edward Agabin, Jason Varghese, Asif Talukder
The prevalence of gallstones is 10% to 15% in adults. Individuals with acute cholecystitis present with right upper quadrant pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Management includes supportive care and cholecystectomy. The prevalence of choledocholithiasis is 10% to 20%, and serious complications include cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis. The goal of management in individuals with choledocholithiasis consists of clearing common bile duct stones. Acute ascending cholangitis is a life-threatening condition involving acute inflammation and infection of the common bile duct...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118564/sex-related-differences-in-predicting-choledocholithiasis-using-current-american-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-risk-criteria
#15
Ankit Chhoda, Deepanshu Jain, Shashideep Singhal
Background: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) criteria is widely used to predict probability of choledocholithiasis among patients with symptomatic gallstone disease but does not take sex into consideration. Methods: The cohort study included patients who underwent either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or intraoperative cholangiography for suspected choledocholithiasis at our medical center. Clinical, laboratory and radiological data were collected for each patient and used to stratify them based on the ASGE risk criteria for choledocholithiasis...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073549/gastric-outlet-obstruction-by-a-lost-gallstone-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Jennifer Koichopolos, Moska Hamidi, Matthew Cecchini, Kenneth Leslie
INTRODUCTION: Spilled gallstones from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be a source of significant morbidity, most commonly causing abscesses and fistulae. Preventative measures for loss, careful removal during the initial surgery, and good documentation of any concern for remaining intraperitoneal stones needs to be performed with the initial surgery. CASE REPORT: An 80-year-old male with a history of complicated biliary disease resulting in a cholecystectomy presented to general surgery clinic with increasing symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063057/clinical-epidemiological-survey-of-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-northwestern-china-2009-2013-2379-cases-in-17-centers
#17
Hao-Xin Shen, Hu-Wei Song, Xin-Jian Xu, Zuo-Yi Jiao, Zhen-Yu Ti, Zhao-Yu Li, Bin Ren, Chen Chen, Li Ma, Ya-Ling Zhao, Guan-Jun Zhang, Jian-Cang Ma, Xi-Lin Geng, Xiao-Di Zhang, Jing-Sen Shi, Lin Wang, Zhi-Min Geng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical epidemiological characteristics of patients with gallbladder carcinoma recruited from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China (Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) from 2009 to 2013, and to summarize the clinical diagnosis and treatment data of gallbladder carcinoma. METHODS: Clinical information of 2379 patients with gallbladder carcinoma from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China was retrospectively collected and analyzed using the "Questionnaire for Gallbladder Carcinoma Patients in Northwestern Area of China...
March 25, 2017: Chronic diseases and translational medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056017/-research-advances-of-relationship-between-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-biliary-tract-diseases
#18
R X Huang, B C Wang, J G Fan
Recent studies have found that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) has great impact on the development of biliary tract diseases. Here in this review, we summarized the relationship between NAFLD and the occurrence and development, risk factors and severity of cholestasis, gallstones, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, primary biliary cirrhosis and bile microbiota, so as to further illuminate the pathogenesis of NAFLD and biliary tract diseases, obtain better diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes on NAFLD and biliary tract diseases...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019098/gallstone-ileus-monocentric-experience-looking-for-the-adequate-approach
#19
Vincenzo Scuderi, Vincenzo Adamo, Marco Naddeo, William Di Natale, Ljevin Boglione, Sebastiano Cavalli
Common complications of biliary lithiasis are cholecystitis, bile duct lithiasis, and acute biliary pancreatitis. Gallstone ileus is uncommon complications often requiring surgical approach. It is a mechanical bowel obstruction caused by a biliary calculus usually originating from a bilioenteric fistula. Because of the limited number of reported cases, the optimal surgical method of treatment has been the subject of ongoing debate. A retrospective, observational, descriptive study was conduct on patients diagnosed with non-neoplastic bowel occlusion...
October 10, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018018/acute-pancreatitis-as-an-unusual-presentation-of-primary-splenic-lymphoma
#20
Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares, José Eduardo Pina-Cabral, Luis Tomé
A 51-year-old man with no relevant medical history presents to the emergency department complaining of a recent worsening of few months upper abdominal pain with back radiation and postprandial fullness, without B symptoms. Laboratory analysis showed hyperamylasaemia, elevated lactate dehydrogenase and inflammatory parameters. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a heterogeneous solid mass in the spleen/splenic hilum with pancreatic parenchyma continuity and no biliary tract dilation or gallstones. A mild acalculous acute pancreatitis diagnosis was made...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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