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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540797/comparison-of-intraluminal-radiofrequency-ablation-and-stents-vs-stents-alone-in-the-management-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Wei Cui, Yu Wang, Wenzhe Fan, Mingjian Lu, Yingqiang Zhang, Wang Yao, Jiaping Li
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the added benefit of adding intraluminal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to biliary metal stent placement for patients with malignant biliary obstruction (MBO). METHODS: From November 2013 to December 2015, 89 patients with MBO who had undergone percutaneous intraluminal RFA and stent placement (RFA-stent group, n = 50) or stent placement only (stent group, n = 39) were included. Outcomes were compared according to the type of tumour: cholangiocarcinoma or non-cholangiocarcinoma...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536083/preoperatively-dilated-ureters-are-a-specific-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-ureteroenteric-strictures-after-open-radical-cystectomy-and-ileal-neobladder
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Richard E Hautmann, Robert de Petriconi, Andreas Kahlmeyer, Melanie Enders, Bjoern Volkmer
PURPOSE: To evaluate preoperative ureteral obstruction as risk factor for the development of benign UEAS in patients undergoing open RC and INB diversion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 953 patients with bilateral ileoureterostomy, performed between 01/86 and 03/09, form the study population with a non-refluxing (Le Duc) technique in 357 and a refluxing (Wallace type) technique in 596 consecutive patients. We defined UEAS as need for specific therapy (e.g. stenting, dilatation, reimplantation) or proven loss of renal function...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533642/hepatic-pseudolesion-in-svc-obstruction-99m-technetium-sulfur-colloid-scan-equivalent-of-quadrate-lobe-hot-spot-sign-on-computerized-tomography
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Reddy Ravikanth, Arun George, Babu Philip
An area of increased activity in segment IV of liver (quadrate lobe) on (99m)Tc-sulfur colloid (TSC) scans has been well documented in patients with superior vena cava obstruction. Similarly intense enhancement of the quadrate lobe in the arterial phase may be seen on computed tomography in patients of superior vena cava syndrome. We present this imaging finding in a case of malignant thymoma causing superior vena cava syndrome and discuss the physiological cause and importance of this sign.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523628/burkitt-lymphoma-as-a-lead-point-for-jejunojejunal-intussusception-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-patient
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Prabin Sharma, Shivashanker Balasingham, Kristin Stawiarski, Mahboubeh Rahmani, Antonio Costantino, Pranav Sharma, Mina Xu, Amir Masoud
Intussusception is commonly seen in children but is rare in adults and represents only 5% of all intussusceptions causing 1% of intestinal obstructions. More than 50% of these intussusceptions in adults are due to intestinal neoplasms, including malignant lymphoma, e.g., Burkitt lymphoma. These lymphomas are more common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients than in the general population. We present a case of a young male who was diagnosed with HIV when he developed intestinal obstruction and intussusception secondary to Burkitt lymphoma...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522822/physical-activity-and-risk-of-comorbidities-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-cohort-study
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Tsung Yu, Gerben Ter Riet, Milo A Puhan, Anja Frei
Multi-morbidity is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and low levels of physical activity are hypothesized to be an important risk factor. The current study aimed to assess the longitudinal association between physical activity and risk of seven categories of comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. The study included 409 patients from primary care practice in the Netherlands and Switzerland. We assessed physical activity using the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam Physical Activity Questionnaire at baseline and followed patients for up to 5 years...
May 18, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512420/a-case-of-iris-melanocytoma-demonstrating-diffuse-melanocytic-proliferation-with-uncontrolled-intraocular-pressure
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Mami Kusunose, Yuji Sakino, Yoshihiro Noda, Tsutomu Daa, Toshiaki Kubota
We report a rare case with histologically proven melanocytoma of the iris that demonstrated diffuse melanocytic proliferation with uncontrolled secondary glaucoma and investigate the etiology of the intraocular pressure elevation. The patient was a 78-year-old man with a history of darkened iris of his left eye. The intraocular pressure was 39 mm Hg. A slit-lamp examination showed a diffuse darkened iris, and a gonioscopic examination revealed open angle with circumferential heavy pigmentation. There was no pigment dispersion of the anterior chamber and no pigment deposition of the cornea...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501315/endovascular-stenting-for-end-stage-lung-cancer-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-post-first-line-treatments-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chun-Che Shih, I-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a major complication that occurs when a growing lung malignancy compresses the SVC extrinsically. Current treatment options include radiotherapy or chemotherapy to shrink the tumor or endovascular stenting of the SVC to restore flow. Herein, we report a case series treated in a single institution to demonstrate the safety, effectiveness, and outcomes of salvage and primary stenting for malignant SVC obstruction. METHODS: A total of 12 male patients with malignant superior vena cava obstruction caused by lung cancer underwent SVC stenting from October 2009 to May 2015...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501245/emergency-presentations-of-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Canaan Baer, Raman Menon, Sarah Bastawrous, Amir Bastawrous
Many colorectal carcinomas will present emergently with issues such as obstruction, perforation, and bleeding. Emergency surgery is associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes. For abnormality localizing to the colon proximal to the splenic flexure, surgical management with hemicolectomy is often a safe and appropriate approach. Obstructions are more common in the distal colon, however, where there is an evolving spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical options, most notably by the development of endoluminal stents...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500461/predicting-success-in-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage
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Ankaj Khosla, Yin Xi, Seth Toomay
PURPOSE: To develop a model to predict successful bilirubin decrease following percutaneous biliary drain placement. METHODS: A total of 257 patients who were identified having undergone percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain placement (PTBD) at our institution between 2002 and 2013 had their medical records and imaging reviewed. Of those, 190 of these patients met criteria and were used in the analysis. A regression model was performed on logarithm-transformed collected variables to predict post-drainage logarithmic transformed total bilirubin levels...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496535/spontaneous-rupture-of-a-choledochal-cyst-during-post-partum-a-rare-presentation
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Ashish Gupta, Karikal Chakaravarthi, Lileswar Kaman
With the advent of newer radiological investigations, choledochal cysts are being diagnosed more often in present era. These cysts are commonly diagnosed in early childhood and infancy, although some go undetected to be diagnosed in adulthood. These malformations are associated with multiple complications like cholangitis, jaundice, pancreatitis, rupture or even malignancy. Here we describe a post partum female, who was diagnosed to have choledochal cyst during sixth month of pregnancy. She presented with obstructive jaundice in cholangitis and was subjected to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stenting...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492588/-a-rare-case-of-intussusception-in-a-seventeen-year-old-boy-diagnosis-management-and-review-of-the-literature
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Enrica Rossi, Massimo Basile, Donatella Narese, Noemi Ognibene, Sara Poggesi, Marta Cangelosi, Claudio Defilippi
Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction and acute abdomen in the first year of life. Approximately in the 80% of cases intussusception occurs when the last ileal loop is pulled into the cecum, passing through the ileocecal valve, and finally resulting in the displacement of cecum in the upper abdominal. It could be related with mesenteric adenitis because enlarged lymph nodes, together with peristalsis, can serve as "lead point". Other forms of intussusception are ileo-ileal and colo-colic...
April 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491852/a-case-of-recurrent-hematuria-in-primary-prostatic-low-grade-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue
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Saeed Hashemzadeh, Farid Farrokhi, Amir Hozhabrossadaty, Kamran Ghafarzadegan, Hami Ashraf
BACKGROUND: Primary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a rare malignancy. We found only 8 cases of MALT lymphoma in literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here another case of primary prostatic MALT lymphoma which is presented by hematuria and diagnosed primarily as BPH. Immunohistochemistry studies demonstrate the diagnosis and MALT lymphoma. Six months after starting the treatment the patient was alive and well. CONCLUSIONS: Prostatic MALTomas are mainly presented with urinary obstruction or hematuria and have an indolent growth with a good prognosis...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489218/percutaneous-transbiliary-biopsy
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Gustavo Vieira Andrade, Miguel Arcanjo Santos, Marconi Roberto Meira, Mateus Duarte Meira
Percutaneous drainage of the bile ducts is an established procedure for malignant obstructions, in which a histological diagnosis is often not obtained. We describe the biopsy technique of obstructive lesions through biliary drainage access, using a 7F endoscopic biopsy forceps, widely available; some are even reusable. This technique applies to lesions of the hepatic ducts, of the common hepatic duct and of all extension of the common bile duct. RESUMO A drenagem percutânea das vias biliares é um procedimento estabelecido para obstruções malignas, nos quais, muitas vezes, não se consegue um diagnóstico histológico...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488730/octreotide-associated-neutropenia
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Stacy S Tse, Troy Kish
Drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis are rare adverse events but can be fatal. Neutropenia can be induced by a myriad of drugs from almost every pharmacologic class. Octreotide is a somatostatin analogue that has been used to treat variceal bleeding, acromegaly, and severe diarrhea associated with metastatic tumors, and to reduce symptoms in the setting of malignant bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction. The most common adverse effects associated with octreotide include pain at the injection site and gastrointestinal effects such as loose stools, cramping, and nausea; neutropenia is not currently listed as an adverse effect of the drug...
May 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488612/analysis-of-mortality-and-related-factors-in-2195-adult-myasthenia-gravis-patients-in-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Chanchan Liu, Qiong Wang, Zhandong Qiu, Jing Lin, Bo Chen, Yue Li, Mengcui Gui, Min Zhang, Mingshan Yang, Wei Wang, Bitao Bu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the mortality and potential risk factors for death in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2195 adult patients with MG (aged older than 18 years) diagnosed during the period between 2003 and 2013 were followed-up and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: During the 10-year follow-up, 129 patients died and the total mortality rate was 5.88%. The risk factors associated with MG-related deaths were duration of the disease, occurrence of myasthenic crisis, severity of disease that included the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) grade III and IV at onset, elevation of acetylcholine receptor antibody (AchR-abs) titers, presence of thymic pathology, and failure of administrating immunosuppressants (P < 0...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485097/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Nicholas Herrera, Vinod Krishnappa, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Akash Deep, Wei-Ming Kao, Timothy Bunchman, Rolla Abu-Arja
AKI in the setting of HSCT is commonly investigated among adult patients. In the same way, malignancies requiring treatment with HSCT are not limited to the adult patient population, AKI following HSCT is frequently encountered within pediatric patient populations. However, inadequate information regarding epidemiology and pathophysiology specific to pediatric patients prevents development of appropriate and successful therapeutic strategies for those afflicted. Addressing AKI in the context of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, chemotherapy, thrombotic microangiopathy and hypertension post chemotherapy, glomerulonephritis, and graft versus host disease provides greater insight into renal impairment associated with these HSCT-related ailments...
June 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484121/endovascular-treatment-of-concomitant-obstructions-of-a-denver-drainage-catheter-and-superior-vena-cava-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
#18
Chih-Hung Lai, Wei-Chun Chang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Wen-Lieng Lee, Chieh-Shou Su
With the increased use of intravascular catheters and devices, they have become the major non-malignant cause of superior vein cava (SVC) syndrome. We report a patient with liver cirrhosis who had received a peritoneovenous drainage catheter for refractory ascites, and then developed SVC syndrome because of concomitant occlusions of both the SVC and the drainage catheter. The patient regained patency of both the occluded vessel and the drainage catheter through percutaneous transluminal venoplasty, and there was dramatic improvement of clinical symptoms and good performance of the drainage catheter...
May 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483604/selective-approach-for-patients-with-advanced-malignancy-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction
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Deep Pujara, Yi-Ju Chiang, Janice N Cormier, Eduardo Bruera, Brian Badgwell
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of tumor-related gastrointestinal obstruction and identify variables associated with functional outcome and survival in patients with advanced malignancy and gastrointestinal obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed the medical records of 490 patients with advanced cancer who underwent surgical consultation for gastrointestinal obstruction between January 2000 and May 2014. We used chi-square and logistic regression analyses to identify variables associated with survival and eating at discharge...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482873/clinical-impact-of-duodenal-pancreatic-heterotopia-is-there-a-need-for-surgical-treatment
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Alexander Betzler, Soeren T Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch, Marius Distler
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examination. The aim of the present study was to analyze a large single-center series of duodenal PH with respect to the clinical presentation. METHODS: A prospective pancreatic database was retrospectively analyzed for cases of PH of the duodenum. All pancreatic and duodenal resections performed between January 2000 and October 2015 were included and screened for histopathologically proven duodenal PH...
May 8, 2017: BMC Surgery
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