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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770281/intestinal-spirochetosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Patricia Guzman Rojas, Jelena Catania, Jignesh Parikh, Tran C Phung, Glenn Speth
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is an infestation defined by the presence of spirochetes on the surface of the colonic mucosa. The implicated organisms can be Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli . We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, morbid obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux. The patient was sent to the gastroenterology clinic for a screening colonoscopy due to a prior history of colonic polyps. The patient was completely asymptomatic as he denies any abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena, or hematochezia...
March 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761252/testing-and-treating-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-reduces-symptoms-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Zaid Tafesh, Elliot Coburn, Russell Weg, Neena Malik, Colleen Webb, Hoda Hammad, Ellen Scherl, Brian P Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Common mechanisms against small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), including an intact ileocecal valve, gastric acid secretion, intestinal motility, and an intact immune system, are compromised in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therefore, a relatively high incidence of SIBO has been reported in this population. AIMS: We aimed to determine whether an improvement in IBD clinical activity scores is seen after testing and treating SIBO. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 147 patients with inflammatory bowel disease who were referred for SIBO breath testing from 1/2012 to 5/2016 was performed...
May 14, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756103/factors-affecting-successful-colonoscopy-procedures-single-center-experience
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Ramazan Kozan, Tonguç Utku Yılmaz, Uygar Baştuğral, Umut Kerimoğlu, Yücel Yavuz
Objective: Colonoscopy is a gold standard procedure for several colon pathologies. Successful colonoscopy means demonstration of the ileocecal valve and determination of colon polyps. Here we aimed to evaluate our colonoscopy success and results. Material and Methods: This retrospective descriptive study was performed in İstanbul Eren hospital endoscopy unit between 2012 and 2015. Colonoscopy results and patient demographics were obtained from the hospital database...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753524/short-bowel-mucosal-morphology-proliferation-and-inflammation-at-first-and-repeat-step-procedures
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Annika Mutanen, Meredith Barrett, Yongjia Feng, Jouko Lohi, Raja Rabah, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Mikko P Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: Although serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) improves function of dilated short bowel, a significant proportion of patients require repeat surgery. To address underlying reasons for unsuccessful STEP, we compared small intestinal mucosal characteristics between initial and repeat STEP procedures in children with short bowel syndrome (SBS). METHODS: Fifteen SBS children, who underwent 13 first and 7 repeat STEP procedures with full thickness small bowel samples at median age 1...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703052/a-newborn-patient-with-both-annular-pancreas-and-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-association
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Peng Cai, Zhenwei Zhu, Jianlei Chen, Lulu Chen, Jiang Pan, Wenxian Zhi, Jie Zhu, Bin Wu, Zhicheng Gu, Shungen Huang, Jian Wang
RATIONALE: Annular pancreas (AP) is recognized as a cause of duodenal obstruction in children, while children with Meckel's diverticulum (MD) are usually asymptomatic. Here we present a rare case with both AP and MD, which was identified by abdominal exploration during diamond-shaped duodenoduodenostomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A "double-bubble" sign was found by ultrasound at 35 week of pregnancy. After 39 weeks of pregnancy, the male patient was transferred to the Department of General Surgery, Children's Hospital of Soochow University because of a suspected duodenal stenosis...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699586/intussusception-caused-by-an-inverted-colonic-diverticulum-a-case-report
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Bei Zhang, Jiping Wang, Xiaoguang Li, Zhuo Wang, Yangjiao Zhang, Hao Yang
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is an unusual disorder among the complications of diverticula in adults. This study aimed to report intussusception due to an inverted colonic diverticulum. Such a large inverted colonic diverticulum has rarely been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old Chinese woman presented to the First Hospital of Jilin University with abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody stool. Preoperative computed tomography imaging indicated intussusception...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662538/the-accuracy-of-intestinal-ultrasound-compared-with-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-assessment-of-suspected-crohn-s-disease-in-patients-with-negative-ileocolonoscopy
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Dan Carter, Lior H Katz, Eytan Bardan, Eti Salomon, Shulamit Goldstein, Shomron Ben Horin, Uri Kopylov, Rami Eliakim
Background: Small bowel involvement in Crohn's disease (CD) is frequently proximal to the ileocecal valve and inaccessible by conventional ileocolonoscopy (IC). Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is among the prime modalities for assessment of small bowel disease in these patients. Intestinal ultrasound (IUS) is an accurate bedside fast and low-cost diagnostic modality utilized in CD for both diagnosis and monitoring. The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of IUS in patients with suspected CD after a negative IC, and to evaluate the correlation of IUS with SBCE, inflammatory biomarkers and other cross-sectional imaging techniques...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581748/osteoporosis-as-an-initial-manifestation-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-a-case-report
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Hongyun Wei, Chunhui Ouyang, Dehong Peng, Fanggen Lu, Jie Zhang
The present case report details a rare case of osteoporosis as the initial manifestation of Crohn's disease (CD). A 43-year-old male was referred to the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University (Changsha, China) for further examination of low back pain (LBP) without digestive symptoms. Bone mineral density (BMD) analysis indicated osteoporosis, particularly in the lumbar spine. Endoscopy revealed an inflamed and strictured ileocecal valve with less inflammation in the ascending, transverse colon, sigmoid colon and rectum, compatible with CD, which was in accordance with the appearance of an abdominal computed tomography scan...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559804/clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-intestinal-tuberculosis
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Bhumit Patel, Vipul D Yagnik
Background/aims: As increasing numbers of Crohn's disease (CD) cases are being recognized in India, so the differential diagnosis of CD and gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GITB) is becoming increasingly important. If patients are misdiagnosed with GITB, toxicity may result from unnecessary anti-TB therapy and treatment of the primary disease (ie, CD) gets delayed. We therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of various parameters that can be used to predict GITB diagnosis at index evaluation...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516700/-effects-of-acupuncture-stimulation-of-different-layers-of-tianshu-st-25-region-on-changes-of-intra-colonic-pressure-in-normal-rats
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Xue-Yi Sun, Zhi Yu, Zhi-Yu Chen, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture stimulation of different layers (skin, muscle, peritoneum, sub-peritoneum) of "Tianshu" (ST 25) region on proximal colonic pressure in normal rats. METHODS: Forty-eight male SD rats were divided into 6 groups: all layer-needling, brushing, cutaneous needling, muscular needling, peritoneum-needling and sub-peritoneum-needling groups ( n =8 in each group). Manual needling or brushing was applied to "Tianshu" (ST 25) region...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515339/coexisting-granular-cell-tumor-and-tubular-adenoma-of-the-ileocecal-valve
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Jonathan Gapp, John Gross, Lakshmi Chintalacheruvu, Savio Reddymasu
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) have been described as neoplasms of Schwann cell origin. They are often benign and notably uncommon in the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, their incidence has become more common, likely as a result of increased colonoscopy screenings. Very few data exist regarding their potential for malignancy, but malignant GCTs have been reported. Here, we report the case of a young female patient who was diagnosed with an atypical GCT on the ileocecal valve with an overlying tubular adenoma which was found incidentally on colonoscopy...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476842/endoscopic-valvectomy-of-ileocecal-valve-stricture-resulting-in-resolution-of-ileitis-in-crohn-s-disease
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Yang Yang, Wen Lyu, Bo Shen
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February 21, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434183/plasmacytoid-urothelial-carcinoma-of-ureter-with-retroperitoneal-metastasis-a-case-report
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Alexis Jibril, Andrew C Stevens
BACKGROUND Plasmacytoid is a rare histological variant of urothelial carcinoma (UC). Since the first reported case of plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC), in 1991, only about 100 cases have since been reported, with most cases involving the bladder. Urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract represent only 5% of urothelial cancers. To the best of our knowledge, there has only been 1 reported case of PUC of the ureter. PUC is a highly aggressive disease, with a poor prognosis. We present a rare biopsy-proven case of PUC of the ureter with retroperitoneal metastasis...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390503/extramedullary-plasmacytoma-occuring-in-ileocecum-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Danhui Zhang, Dazhong Cao, Duo Shen, Sachin Mulmi Shrestha, Ying Yin
RATIONALE: Gastrointestinal solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is rare, just occupies about 5% of all EMPs. The most common site is small intestine followed by stomach. The colorectal incidence is much rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old female had an episodic pain around the umbilicus for about one week. The hyperemia and edema in the ileocecal mucosa were found in colonoscopy, and the endoscopy could not cross the ileocecal valve. The pathology specimens showed a high index suspicion of plasmacytoma...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368544/feasibility-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-cecal-lesions
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Takuto Suzuki, Taro Hara, Yoshiyasu Kitagawa, Hideyuki Takashiro, Rino Nankinzan, Taketo Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: The treatment results of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for colorectal lesions have improved markedly, but some lesions remain difficult to treat. Hence the cecum is considered a technically challenging site for ESD. We examined the feasibility of ESD for cecal lesions. METHODS: Among a total of 708 colorectal ESD performed in our hospital between March 2006 and December 2016, 549 procedures performed after April 2012 were studied, at a time when the techniques of ESD had stabilized and the procedure was covered by health insurance in Japan...
January 25, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340759/cecum-ulcer-is-a-reliable-endoscopic-finding-in-cytomegalovirus-colitis-concomitant-with-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kana Matsuda, Shoko Ono, Marin Ishikawa, Shuichi Miyamoto, Satoshi Abiko, Momoko Tsuda, Keiko Yamamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Yuichi Shimizu, Eiko Hayase, Daigo Hashimoto, Takanori Teshima, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Naoya Sakamoto
Although graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation also occurs in patients after allo-HSCT and these conditions often clinically overlap. The aim of this study was to determine reliable endoscopic findings of CMV colitis in patients with gastrointestinal graft-versus-host-disease (GI-GVHD). Patients after allo-HSCT who were histologically confirmed to have GI-GVHD with or without CMV colitis and patients with an immunosuppressive condition were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334518/is-ileocecal-valve-intubation-essential-for-routine-colonoscopic-examination
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Murat Meral, Göksel Bengi, Hasan Kayahan, Mesut Akarsu, Müjde Soytürk, Ömer Topalak, Hale Akpinar, Özgül Sağol
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to assess the diagnostic yield of terminal ileum intubation during routine colonoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We routinely performed terminal ileum intubation in all patients who underwent colonoscopy at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital between February 2014 and June 2015. Two gastroenterology fellows performed colonoscopies in the Central Endoscopy Unit. Demographic data of patients, indications of colonoscopies, cecum and ileum intubation rate/time, and endoscopic and histopathologic findings of the terminal ileum were all assessed...
April 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312838/pyloric-gland-metaplasia-of-the-ileocecal-valve-clinicopathologic-correlates-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Daryl Ramai, Kinesh Changela, Madhavi Reddy
Pyloric gland metaplasia of the ileocecal valve, in the setting of Crohn's disease, is an unusual clinical entity. Though its etiology and pathogenesis remains unclear, metaplastic changes have been associated with chronic inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease. Herein, we report a case of a 23-year-old male who presented for surveillance colonoscopy after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease four years ago. Diagnostic colonoscopy revealed stenosis of the ileocecal valve as well as a 5 mm polypoid circumferential non-obstructing lesion...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282383/intussusception-due-to-an-inverted-meckel-s-diverticulum-diagnosed-by-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#19
Yuki Kawasaki, Satoshi Shinozaki, Tomonori Yano, Kenichi Oshiro, Mitsuaki Morimoto, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
An 18-year-old man presented after undergoing multiple investigations for abdominal pain. Retrograde double-balloon enteroscopy showed a protruding red lesion in the ileum with small ulcers, approximately 75 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve, resulting in an intussusception. An inverted Meckel's diverticulum was strongly suspected. Pressure was applied to the protruding lesion using contrast medium injection after wedging the lumen with a balloon. The intussusception partially reduced, avoiding the need for emergent surgery...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278001/spontaneous-intramural-intestinal-hemorrhage-due-to-anticoagulation-therapy
#20
Helena Ribeiro, Richard Azevedo, Eduardo Pereira, António Banhudo
An 84-years old woman, medicated with acenocumarol, was admitted to the Emergency Room with lower abdominal pain and nauseas and no history of trauma. She was medicated with acenocumarol and had a non-measurable international normalized ratio. The findings of the bowel ultrasound, ileocolonoscopy and biopsies specimens were suggestive of intramural bleeding of the ileum, ileocecal valve and cecum. Spontaneous intramural bleeding of the gastrointestinal wall associated with oral anticoagulation is rare.
February 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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