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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902675/infected-congenital-epicardial-cyst-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
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Timothy Dribin, Matthew D Files, Erin R Rudzinski, Ron Kaplan, Kimberly P Stone
A previously healthy 3-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, fever, and emesis. Laboratory and radiologic evaluation for causes of acute abdomen were negative; however, review of the abdominal x-ray demonstrated cardiomegaly with the subsequent diagnosis of pericardial cyst by echocardiogram and computed tomography. The patient underwent surgical decompression and attempted removal of the cystic structure revealing that the cyst originated from the epicardium. His abdominal pain and fever resolved postoperatively and he completed a 3-week course of ceftriaxone for treatment of Propionibacterium acnes infected congenital epicardial cyst...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900852/association-of-ultrasound-based-measures-of-fetal-body-composition-with-newborn-adiposity
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S Ikenoue, F Waffarn, K Sumiyoshi, M Ohashi, C Ikenoue, C Buss, D L Gillen, H N Simhan, S Entringer, P D Wadhwa
BACKGROUND: Newborns exhibit substantial variation in gestational age-adjusted and sex-adjusted fat mass proportion. The antecedent characteristics of fetal body composition that are associated with newborn fat mass proportion are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether a composite measure of fetal fat mass is prospectively associated with newborn adiposity. METHODS: In a longitudinal study of 109 low-risk pregnancies, fetal ultrasonography was performed at approximately 12, 20 and 30 weeks gestation...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900216/predictors-of-renal-recovery-in-renal-failure-secondary-to-bilateral-obstructive-urolithiasis
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Muthukrishna P Rajadoss, Chandrasingh Jeyachandra Berry, Grace J Rebekah, Vinu Moses, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Kuruthukulangara S Jacob, Santosh Kumar, Nitin Kekre, Antony Devasia
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predicting renal recovery in patients presenting with renal failure secondary to bilateral obstructing urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from electronic records of consecutive adult patients presenting with bilateral obstructing urolithiasis between January 2007 and April 2011 were retrieved. Ultrasonography of the abdomen, and kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB study) X-ray or abdominal non-contrast computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899069/gastric-dilatation-and-intestinal-obstruction-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-dynamic-electrocardiographic-changes
#4
H M M T B Herath, Anne Thushara Matthias, B S D P Keragala, W A E Udeshika, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation myocardial infarction is a medical emergency and the electrocardiogram is a part of the mainstay in the initial diagnosis. A variety of non-cardiac conditions have been known to mimic the electrocardiographic changes seen in acute coronary syndrome. We present a patient presenting with acute partial intestinal obstruction causing gastric distension and intestinal dilatation who also had dynamic electrocardiographic changes, mimicking anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892505/in-vivo-measurement-of-hemodynamic-information-in-stenosed-rat-blood-vessels-using-x-ray-piv
#5
Hanwook Park, Jun Hong Park, Sang Joon Lee
Measurements of the hemodynamic information of blood flows, especially wall shear stress (WSS), in animal models with circulatory vascular diseases (CVDs) are important to understand the pathological mechanism of CVDs. In this study, X-ray particle image velocimetry (PIV) with high spatial resolution was applied to obtain velocity field information in stenosed blood vessels with high WSS. 3D clips fabricated with a 3D printer were applied to the abdominal aorta of a rat cadaver to induce artificial stenosis in the real blood vessel of an animal model...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882031/diagnostic-value-and-disease-evaluation-significance-of-abdominal-ultrasound-inspection-for-neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#6
Li Wang, Yinghui Li, Jian Liu
OBJECTIVE: To summarize abdominal plain X-rays and ultrasound characteristics of 144 cases of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and to analyze diagnostic value and disease evaluation significance of abdominal ultrasound inspection for NEC. METHODS: Clinical data of 144 NEC patients were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to December 2015. The patients were divided into suspected NEC group (N=74) and confirmed NEC group (N=70) according to amended Bell-NEC classification and diagnostic criteria...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872786/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-with-delayed-presentation
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Alireza Malekzadegan, Alireza Sargazi
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is caused due to abnormal formation of the muscular parts of diaphragm. The incidence of CDH in common births ranges from 1/25000 to 1/30000. Pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension are factors that associate with the increase of mortality and morbidity due to CDH. We presented a 68-year-old Iranian woman with abdominal pain and tenderness in right upper quadrant who was diagnosed as having CDH. The disease was detected using chest X-ray and chest and abdomen sonography and confirmed with chest and abdomen CT scan with and without oral contrast...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872320/pott-s-disease-a-major-issue-for-an-unaccompanied-refugee-minor
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Cihan Papan, Ulrich von Both, Matthias Kappler, Birgit Kammer, Matthias Griese, Johannes Huebner
The incidence of TB in children in Germany has been on a rise since 2008, especially among foreign-born individuals. With rapidly increasing numbers of refugees from the numerous areas of conflict, this increase in incidence is not expected to halt, neither in Germany nor in Europe in general. We report a case of insufficient tracking in a 16-year-old unaccompanied refugee minor from Somalia who had a positive interferon γ release assay on arrival in Germany. No actions were undertaken, until 6 months later, an X-ray showed prominent hilar enlargement...
November 21, 2016: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846330/recurrent-right-upper-quadrant-abdominal-pain
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Pradeepa Vimalachandran, Jayashree Paknikar
A minimally tender mass was detected during palpation of the abdomen, but a Murphy's test was negative. An abdominal x-ray revealed the cause of the patient's pain.
October 2016: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845655/a-hidden-markov-model-for-3d-catheter-tip-tracking-with-2d-x-ray-catheterization-sequence-and-3d-rotational-angiography
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Pierre Ambrosini, Ihor Smal, Daniel Ruijters, Wiro Niessen, Adriaan Moelker, Theo van Walsum
In minimal invasive image guided catheterization procedures, physicians require information of the catheter position with respect to the patient's vasculature. However, in fluoroscopic images, visualization of the vasculature requires toxic contrast agent. Static vasculature roadmapping, which can reduce the usage of iodine contrast, is hampered by the breathing motion in abdominal catheterization. In this paper, we propose a method to track the catheter tip inside the patient's 3D vessel tree using intra-operative single-plane 2D X-ray image sequences and a peri-operative 3D rotational angiography (3DRA)...
November 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843667/congenital-vitelline-band-causing-intestinal-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-double-inferior-vena-cava
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Mihiri Wettasinghe, Kumari Pussepitiya, Bandula Samarasinghe, Nuwan Wickramasinghe
Introduction. Vitelline artery remnants are rare causes of intra-abdominal bands leading to bowel obstruction. These bands may be associated with Meckel's diverticulum. Double inferior vena cava (IVC) is a rare presentation and is usually identified incidentally. Case Presentation. A sixty-year-old male presented with progressive vomiting for five days and he was clinically diagnosed with intestinal obstruction. Plain X-ray abdomen showed evidence of small bowel obstruction. CT scan of the abdomen revealed dilated small bowel loops with a small outpouching in the distal ileum with a band like structure attached to it...
2016: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843541/blunt-diaphragmatic-lesions-imaging-findings-and-pitfalls
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Matteo Bonatti, Fabio Lombardo, Norberto Vezzali, Giulia A Zamboni, Giampietro Bonatti
Blunt diaphragmatic lesions (BDL) are uncommon in trauma patients, but they should be promptly recognized as a delayed diagnosis increases morbidity and mortality. It is well known that BDL are often overlooked at initial imaging, mainly because of distracting injuries to other organs. Sonography may directly depict BDL only in a minor number of cases. Chest X-ray has low sensitivity in detecting BDL and lesions can be reliably suspected only in case of intra-thoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Thanks to its wide availability, time-effectiveness and spatial resolution, multi-detector computed tomography (CT) is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing BDL; several direct and indirect CT signs are associated with BDL...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836356/effectiveness-of-senna-vs-polyethylene-glycol-as-laxative-therapy-in-children-with-constipation-related-to-anorectal-malformation
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Karla Alejandra Santos-Jasso, José Luis Arredondo-García, Jorge Maza-Vallejos, Pablo Lezama-Del Valle
PURPOSE: Constipation is present in 80% of children with corrected anorectal malformations, usually associated to rectal dilation and hypomotility. Osmotic laxatives are routinely used for idiopathic constipation. Senna is a stimulant laxative that produces contractions improving colonic motility without affecting the stool consistency. We designed this trial to study the effectiveness of Senna versus polyethylene glycol for the treatment of constipation in children with anorectal malformation...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827397/the-effects-of-proteins-and-medium-chain-fatty-acids-from-milk-on-body-composition-insulin-sensitivity-and-blood-pressure-in-abdominally-obese-adults
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M Bohl, A Bjørnshave, M K Larsen, S Gregersen, K Hermansen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether intake of whey protein and butter naturally enriched in medium-chain fatty acids (MC-SFAs) (C6-C12) affected body composition, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure (BP) and plasma cholesterol concentrations. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A 12-week randomised, double-blinded, intervention study was completed in 52 abdominally obese adults. Subjects were assigned to one of four dietary supplementations: 63 g per day of milk fat with either high- (8...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826176/limited-diagnostic-value-of-procalcitonin-in-early-diagnosis-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
#16
Ewelina Gowin, Jacek Wysocki
A 17-year-old female patient was referred to the Infectious Diseases Ward because of fever lasting for 14 days. On admission to the hospital the patient was in a generally good state, without any abnormalities on physical examination. Laboratory investigation revealed elevated inflammatory markers. Diagnostic imaging comprising chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasonography, and echocardiography showed no abnormalities. During the hospitalization, there occurred episodes of fever with skin rash and musculoskeletal pain of the lower limbs...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822956/porcelain-gallbladder
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Diogo Albergaria, Nuno Carvalho, Filipe Borges, António Folgado, João Corte Real
A 62-year-old female was referenced to our outpatient clinic for a single episode of right upper quadrant pain and weight loss of 3 kg in the last 6 months. No other complaints were reported. Her past medical history was unremarkable except for total hysterectomy. The upper abdominal ultrasonography and abdominal plain X-ray revealed a porcelain gallbladder.
November 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817779/-identification-of-a-novel-jag1-mutation-in-a-family-affected-by-alagille-syndrome
#18
Ying Cheng, Shu-Tao Zhao, Li Guo, Mei Deng, Qing Zhou, Yuan-Zong Song
Alagille syndrome (ALGS) is an autosomal dominant disorder which is mainly caused by JAG1 gene mutation and can affect multiple systems including the liver, heart, eyes, skeleton and face. This paper reports the clinical and genetic features of an ALGS patient. A 2-year-and-9-month-old boy was referred to the hospital with the complaint of abnormal liver function and heart murmur discovered over two years. Jaundice of the skin and sclera was not observed. The child had a prominent forehead, left esotropia, depressed nasal bridge and micromandible...
November 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810310/probiotic-with-or-without-fiber-controls-body-fat-mass-associated-with-serum-zonulin-in-overweight-and-obese-adults-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lotta K Stenman, Markus J Lehtinen, Nils Meland, Jeffrey E Christensen, Nicolas Yeung, Markku T Saarinen, Michael Courtney, Rémy Burcelin, Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, Jüri Linros, Dan Apter, Mika Scheinin, Hilde Kloster Smerud, Aila Rissanen, Sampo Lahtinen
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiota is interlinked with obesity, but direct evidence of effects of its modulation on body fat mass is still scarce. We investigated the possible effects of Bifidobacterium animalisssp. lactis 420 (B420) and the dietary fiber Litesse® Ultra polydextrose (LU) on body fat mass and other obesity-related parameters. METHODS: 225 healthy volunteers (healthy, BMI 28-34.9) were randomized into four groups (1:1:1:1), using a computer-generated sequence, for 6months of double-blind, parallel treatment: 1) Placebo, microcrystalline cellulose, 12g/d; 2) LU, 12g/d; 3) B420, 10(10)CFU/d in microcrystalline cellulose, 12g/d; 4) LU+B420, 12g+10(10)CFU/d...
October 26, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808058/-acute-post-partum-presentation-of-bochdalek-hernia-in-a-grown-up-woman
#20
Cecilie Dovey de la Cour, Biniam Teklay
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are rare embryonic defects, mostly diagnosed in newborns with respiratory distress. The defect is often situated posterolaterally as a Bochdalek hernia. We report an unusual case of a 27-year old woman presenting with diffuse abdominal pain five days postpartum. An X-ray and a computed tomography displayed a herniation of the colon into the left chest cavity. Through converted open surgery, the 6 x 3 cm defect was repaired and the recovery was uneventful. Bochdalek hernias in adults may present as gastrointestinal emergencies and rapid diagnosis and operation are crucial...
October 31, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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