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Tarun Mittal, Ashish Dey, Abhilash Nali, Sheikh Mohammad Taha Mustafa, Vinod K Malik
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia of the tip of the alimentary limb involving the gastrojejunostomy (GJ) is an unusual complication during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Revision of the GJ may be needed to manage this complication. OBJECTIVES: We present a case of inadvertent perforation of the jejunum by a gastric calibration tube, which was recognized on the table and appropriate measures are then taken. Repair of this enterotomy however then led to ischemia of the tip of alimentary limb extending to a portion of the GJ anastomosis...
March 13, 2018: Obesity Surgery
William Syrmis, Russell Richard, Sue Jenkins-Marsh, Siew C Chia, Phillip Good
BACKGROUND: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a common problem in patients with intra-abdominal cancer. Oral water soluble contrast (OWSC) has been shown to be useful in the management of adhesive small bowel obstruction in identifying patients who will recover with conservative management alone and also in reducing the length of hospital stay. It is not clear whether the benefits of OWSC in adhesive small bowel obstruction are also seen in patients with MBO. OBJECTIVES: To determine the reliability of OWSC media and follow-up abdominal radiographs in predicting the success of conservative treatment in resolving inoperable MBO with conservative management...
March 7, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Tony G E Milne, Ryash Vather, Gregory O'Grady, Jordi Miquel, Sebastiano Biondo, Ian Bissett
BACKGROUND: Gastrografin has been suggested as a rescue therapy for prolonged post-operative ileus (PPOI) but trial data has been inconclusive. This study aimed to determine the benefit of gastrografin use in patients with PPOI by pooling the results of two recent randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of gastrografin compared to placebo given at time of PPOI diagnosis. METHODS: Anonymized, individual patient data from patients undergoing elective bowel resection for any indication were included, stoma closure was excluded...
March 6, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Hideki Taniguchi, Toshio Sasaki, Hisae Fujita, Hiroko Kobayashi, Rieko Kawasaki, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa, Keiko Ushigome, Akemi Tanaka, Osami Takano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program has been proposed as a postoperative recovery-enhancing strategy. We frequently apply the Modified-ERAS program following oesophagectomy. This study aims to elucidate the impact of goal-directed fluid therapy (GDT) for the perioperative management of oesophageal cancer on the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing oesophagectomy. METHODS: This is an interventional before-after comparative observational study conducted at Kanagawa Cancer Centre, Japan...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Makoto Aoki, Hiroyuki Fukunari, Yosuke Kawai, Akemi Watanabe, Yuya Umebayashi, Toshifumi Saito, Kenji Shitara, Tetsuji Hayashi
A 67-year-old woman underwent laparoscopy-assisted left hemicolectomy for early descending colon cancer(pTis, pN0, cH0, cM0, Stage 0).Her postoperative course was uneventful, without fever and/or tenderness at the anastomotic site.A month following discharge from the hospital, enhanced computed tomography revealed a liver abscess measuring 80mm in diameter at the lateral segment and a left adrenal abscess measuring 30mm in diameter.Although some free air and fluid collection was noted near the anastomotic site, there was no tenderness, and a gastrografin enema did not reveal leakage and/or pooling of the contrast agent near the anastomotic site...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Mojgan Forootan, Morteza Tabatabaeefar, Nariman Mosaffa, Hormat Rahimzadeh Ashkalak, Mohammad Darvishi
Background: Esophageal stent insertion in patients with inoperable esophageal cancer is usually accompanied with relatively high adverse symptoms and even mortality. The current study aims at investigating the outcomes of esophageal stenting in patients with inoperable non-cervical esophageal cancer. Materials and Methods: The current descriptive-analytical research evaluates 25 patients with esophageal cancer. The stent was placed in esophagus based upon endoscopy analysis with or without fluoroscopy and then the stent position and its opening was investigated by making use of CXRand Gastrografin studies...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Bin Chet Toh, Jaideepraj Rao
BACKGROUND: Safety and efficacy of laparoscopy surgery in locally Advanced Gastric Cancers (AGC) have not been proven by randomized control trials. Therefore, standard of care for AGC is still open surgery. Here, we are presenting a 64-year-old female with proximal gastric adenocarcinoma (close to cardio-oesophageal junction) adherent to tail of pancreas, who underwent D2 total gastrectomy en-mass distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. METHODS: Five ports are entered into the peritoneal cavity (Three 10-12 mm and two 5 mm ports)...
August 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Sharon Heng, Janet Hardy, Phillip Good
BACKGROUND: Intestinal obstruction and constipation are common conditions in patients with advanced neoplasms. Diatrizoate Meglumine has been used in the management of both these conditions without good quality evidence of its effectiveness and safety. AIM: This audit aimed to assess the usage, effectiveness and adverse effects of Diatrizoate Meglumine for intestinal obstruction and constipation in patients with advanced neoplasms. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was undertaken...
January 2018: Palliative Medicine
Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Matteo Novello, Anna Larocca, Francesco Ferrara, Gian Andrea Binda, Marco Bassi
Great debate exists in the initial acute management of large bowel obstruction from obstructing left colon carcinoma. While endoscopic stenting is well established as the first approach in the setting of palliative care of patients with advanced metastatic disease as well as a bridge to elective surgery in elderly patients who have an increased risk of postoperative mortality (age >70 years and/or ASA status ≥3), controversies exist regarding oncological safety and long-term outcomes of endoscopic colonic stenting in younger patients and ESGE Guidelines do not recommend SEMS placement in patients <70 and fit for curative surgery...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Anna Weiss, Divya Sood, Scott E Greenway, Marco Tomassi
BACKGROUND: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) from adhesive disease presents great burden for the healthcare system. Some groups have reported water soluble contrast agents (WSCA) protocols, but published studies are underpowered. This study introduces a WSCA protocol to improve outcomes and streamline patient care. STUDY DESIGN: The study ran July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015, at Kaiser Permanente San Diego; protocol started July 1, 2014. Data was collected prospectively, on an intention to treat basis...
December 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Thowfique Ibrahim, Chiang Li Wei, Dianne Bautista, Bhavani Sriram, Li Xiangzhen Fay, Victor Samuel Rajadurai
BACKGROUND: Meconium retention is associated with feeding intolerance. Trials using glycerol and Gastrografin to expedite the evacuation of meconium have failed to generate clinically valid results for efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVE: We assessed the feasibility of aggressive meconium evacuation with saline rectal washout (RW) in very-low-birth-weight infants to reduce the time it took them to reach full enteral feeds. METHODS: We conducted an open-label, pilot, randomized controlled trial (RCT) (birth weight stratified, i...
2017: Neonatology
Dimitry Terterov, Philemon Ho-Yan Leung, Laurie K Twells, Deborah M Gregory, Chris Smith, Darrell Boone, David Pace
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for severe obesity (body mass index ≥ 35), staple line leaks remain a major complication and account for a substantial portion of the procedure's morbidity and mortality. Many centres performing LSG routinely obtain contrast studies on postoperative day 1 for early detection of staple line leaks. We examined the usefulness of Gastrografin swallow as an early detection test for staple line leaks on postoperative day 1 after LSG as well as the associated costs...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Shinichi Oka, Shinichi Sakuramoto, Motohiro Chuman, Kenichi Aratani, Mitsuo Wakata, Yutaka Miyawaki, Hisashi Gunji, Hiroshi Sato, Koujun Okamoto, Shigeki Yamaguchi, Isamu Koyama
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage after total gastrectomy occurs despite improvements in surgical techniques and patient management. Although many cases of dehiscence can be managed non-operatively, major leakage requires a second surgery and can potentially lead to death. Therefore, accurate and immediate diagnosis and treatment are essential. CASE PRESENTATION: In this report, we describe a 66-year-old Japanese man who was diagnosed with a complete separation of an esophagojejunal anastomosis after laparoscopic total gastrectomy with oral contrast radiography using Gastrografin(®)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Douglas Rogers, Chandni Sheth, Laura Eisenmenger, Eugene Mignogna, Thomas Winter
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to compare the palatability of iopamidol and iohexol. METHODS: This was a blinded and randomized trial in which fifty healthy subjects taste tested iopamidol (Isovue, Bracco Diagnostics), iohexol (Omnipaque, GE Healthcare), diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution (Gastrografin, Bracco Diagnostics), and barium sulfate suspension 2.1% w/v, 2.0% w/w (READI-CAT2, E-Z-EM). Participants scored palatability on a continuous scale from 0 to 40 (0 = intolerable, 10 = unpleasant but tolerable, 20 = neutral, 30 = kind of like, 40 = strongly like)...
July 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Srinivas R Rami Reddy, Mitchell S Cappell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to systematically review small bowel obstruction (SBO), focusing on recent changes in diagnosis/therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: SBO incidence is about 350,000/annum in the USA. Etiologies include adhesions (65%), hernias (10%), neoplasms (5%), Crohn's disease (5%), and other (15%). Bowel dilatation occurs proximal to obstruction primarily from swallowed air and secondarily from intraluminal fluid accumulation. Dilatation increases mural tension, decreases mucosal perfusion, causes bacterial proliferation, and decreases mural tensile strength that increases bowel perforation risks...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Martin D Zielinski, Nadeem N Haddad, Daniel C Cullinane, Kenji Inaba, Dante D Yeh, Salina Wydo, David Turay, Andrea Pakula, Therese M Duane, Jill Watras, Kenneth A Widom, John Cull, Carlos J Rodriguez, Eric A Toschlog, Valerie G Sams, Joshua P Hazelton, John Christopher Graybill, Ruby Skinner, Ji-Ming Yune
INTRODUCTION: Existing trials studying the use of Gastrografin for management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) are limited by methodological flaws and small sample sizes. We compared institutional protocols with and without Gastrografin (GG), hypothesizing that a SBO management protocol utilizing GG is associated with lesser rates of exploration, shorter length of stay, and fewer complications. METHODS: A multi-institutional, prospective, observational study was performed on patients appropriate for GG with adhesive SBO...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Florian Kuehn, Malte Weinrich, Sarah Ehmann, Katja Kloker, Ilaria Pergolini, Ernst Klar
BACKGROUND: Small-bowel obstruction is a frequent disorder in emergency medicine and represents a major burden for patients and health care systems worldwide. Within the past years, progress has been made regarding the management of small-bowel obstructions, including the use of contrast agent swallow as a tool in the decision-making process. OBJECTIVES: This is a prospective controlled study investigating the central role of contrast agent swallow in the diagnostic and treatment algorithm for small-bowel obstruction at a university department of surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Samuel D Keyes, Neil J Gostling, Jessica H Cheung, Tiina Roose, Ian Sinclair, Alan Marchant
The use of in vivo X-ray microcomputed tomography (μCT) to study plant root systems has become routine, but is often hampered by poor contrast between roots, soil, soil water, and soil organic matter. In clinical radiology, imaging of poorly contrasting regions is frequently aided by the use of radio-opaque contrast media. In this study, we present evidence for the utility of iodinated contrast media (ICM) in the study of plant root systems using μCT. Different dilutions of an ionic and nonionic ICM (Gastrografin 370 and Niopam 300) were perfused into the aerial vasculature of juvenile pea plants via a leaf flap (Pisum sativum)...
March 21, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
D Patel, J Hansmann, S Gunasekaran, C Goettl, S Khan, A Sepahdari
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February 2017: Radiography
Jordi Miquel, Sebastiano Biondo, Esther Kreisler, Catalina Uribe, Loris Trenti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors related with failure of conservative management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) in patients with previous colorectal surgery. METHODS: Patients admitted with the diagnosis of ASBO after previous colorectal resection, were included. All patients underwent administration of Gastrografin®. Abdominal radiography was done after 24 h, to confirm the presence of contrast in colon (incomplete obstruction) or not (complete obstruction)...
July 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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