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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787942/thrombotic-and-hemorrhagic-complications-in-children-and-young-adult-recipients-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-hsct
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Dominder Kaur, Aneel A Ashrani, Rajiv Pruthi, Shakila P Khan, Kent Bailey, Vilmarie Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Overall incidence of hemostatic complications in pediatric recipients of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) is scarcely studied. This retrospective review explored the incidence and underlying risk factors of bleeding and thrombotic complications in children. PROCEDURE: Clinical characteristics, hemorrhagic events (HE), thrombotic events (TE) and follow up data were abstracted from medical records on patients aged <21 years undergoing HSCT during January 2000-June 2015...
April 26, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785678/heterotopic-pancreas-without-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-as-unique-cause-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-think-about-it
#2
Mélodie Juricic, Damipi Yempab Djagbare, Marion Carmassi, Nicoleta Panait, Alice Faure, Oumar NDour, Gabriel NGom, Thierry Merrot
Ectopic pancreas also known as heterotopic pancreas (HP) is a rare congenital anomaly, mainly found as incidental finding during autopsy or abdominal exploration for an other condition. Incidence rate is probably underestimated as patients are mostly asymptomatic; otherwise, it is capable of producing symptoms depending on its location, size, often appearing in the 4th-to-6th decades. Complications such as inflammation, obstruction, bleeding, and malignancy degeneration must be considered. Pediatrics cases are very rare, generally concerning HP within Meckel's diverticulum, manifesting by gastrointestinal bleeding and intussusception...
May 21, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785537/differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-ampullary-obstruction-by-multi-row-detector-ct
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Wirana Angthong, Kran Jiarakoop, Kaan Tangtiang
PURPOSE: To determine useful CT parameters to differentiate ampullary carcinomas from benign ampullary obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 93 patients who underwent abdominal CT, 31 patients with ampullary carcinomas, and 62 patients with benign ampullary obstruction. Two radiologists independently evaluated CT parameters then reached consensus decisions. Statistically significant CT parameters were identified through univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 21, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782591/erratum-colonic-stent-versus-emergency-surgery-as-treatment-of-malignant-colonic-obstruction-in-the-palliative-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Igor Braga Ribeiro, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Bruno da Costa Martins, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Elisa Ryoka Baba, Iatagan Rocha Josino, Nelson Tomio Miyajima, Martin Andrés Coronel Cordero, Thiago Arantes de Carvalho Visconti, Edson Ide, Paulo Sakai, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1055/a-0591-2883.].
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774226/metastatic-gastric-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-crohn-s-disease
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Michael W Winter, Amr Dokmak, Zachary Marnoy, Shweta Sinagare, Alexander N Levy
Signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) is an adenocarcinoma characterized by mucin-producing cells and most commonly arises in the stomach. Colonic SRCC can share features of colitis, including long segments of concentric bowel wall thickening and ulcerated mucosa with regions of sparing. We describe a rare case of metastatic gastric SRCC mimicking Crohn's disease. Our patient underwent 2 colonoscopies, and biopsies revealed chronic active inflammation with no evidence of malignancy. The diagnosis of SRCC was only made after colectomy was performed for recurrent bowel obstruction...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774134/an-undifferentiated-carcinoma-at-klatskin-position-with-long-term-complete-remission-after-chemotherapy
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Bruno Christian Köhler, Benjamin Goeppert, Nina Waldburger, Kai Schlamp, Peter Sauer, Dirk Jäger, Karl Heinz Weiss, Stephan Macher-Göppinger, Henning Schulze-Bergkamen, Peter Schirmacher, Christoph Springfeld
Background: Neoplasms anatomically adjacent to the bile duct usually derive from malignantly transformed cholangiocytes forming cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). CCAs are divided in extrahepatic (eCCA) and intrahepatic (iCCA) tumors. Patients with irresectable CCAs are treated with systemic chemotherapy and have an unfavorable prognosis with a median survival of about one year. Here, we report a case of an undifferentiated carcinoma in Klatskin-position with long-term remission after systemic chemotherapy...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771772/nasogastric-tube-syndrome-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Gyanaranjan Nayak, Ramandeep S Virk, Manvi Singh, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tubes have been used in the pediatric age group to supplement nutrition in cases of malignancy and failure to thrive due to a variety of causes. Breathing difficulty may occur after the insertion of a nasogastric tube and it can have multiple causes. Here we discuss 2 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed a rare condition called the Sofferman syndrome (nasogastric tube syndrome). We will also briefly outline a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate its fast and correct diagnosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770767/pelvic-abscess-drainage-outcome-with-factors-affecting-the-clinical-success
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Devrim Akıncı, Onur Ergun, Çağdaş Topel, Türkmen Çiftçi, Okan Akhan
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the success and complication rates of image-guided pelvic abscess drainage with emphasis on factors affecting the clinical success. METHODS: During a 7-year period, 185 pelvic abscesses were treated in 163 patients under ultrasonography and fluoroscopy (n=140) or computed tomography (n=45) guidance with transabdominal (n=107), transvaginal (n=39), transrectal (n=21) and transgluteal (n=18) approaches. Abscess characteristics (etiology, number, size, intrastructure, microbiological content, presence of fistula), patient demographics (age, sex, presence of malignancy, primary disease, antibiotic treatments), procedure-related factors (guidance method, access route, catheter size) and their effects on clinical success, complications, and duration of catheterization were statistically analyzed...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767222/mortality-in-asthma-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-overlap-in-the-united-states
#9
Suchit Kumbhare, Charlie Strange
OBJECTIVES: Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap (ACO) is recognized increasingly as a distinct clinical entity and is associated with higher comorbidities compared with patients with asthma and COPD alone. Little is known about the leading causes of death related to ACO in the US general population, however. Our aim was to define the causes of mortality among patients with ACO compared with asthma and COPD in the US population. METHODS: We examined questions using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III database linked to the National Death Index...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762245/igg4-related-disease-simulating-carcinoma-colon-with-diffuse-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Shelvin Kumar Vadi, Ashwin Singh Parihar, Rajender Kumar, Harmandeep Singh, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Amanjit Bal, Saroj Kumar Sinha
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) continues to be a diagnostic challenge and a great mimicker of malignancies. We report here a case of young man who presented with subacute intestinal obstruction with initial imaging and clinical features suggestive of carcinoma colon. 18F-FDG PET/CT showed diffuse peritoneal carcinomatosis pattern typically seen with abdominal malignancies. However, the histopathology and the raised IgG4 levels diagnosed it to be IgG4-RD. Although 18F-FDG PET/CT has typical patterns corresponding to the multisystemic involvement of IgG4-RD, the index case did not show any such findings...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761324/temporary-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-in-post-gastrectomy-complications
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Hyun Jin Oh, Chul-Hyun Lim, Seung Bae Yoon, Han Hee Lee, Jin Su Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Jae Myung Park, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metallic stents in the upper gastrointestinal tract are used for treating malignant esophageal or gastroduodenal outlet obstructions and fistulas. Recently, self-expandable metallic stent use has been expanded to benign esophageal or gastroduodenal strictures and post-operative complications. However, there is scarce data available regarding efficacy, long-term complications, and outcomes with the use of self-expandable metallic stent in benign disease, especially post-gastrectomy complications...
May 14, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761151/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-as-palliative-treatment-a-challenging-case-report
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Helena Ribeiro, Richard Azevedo, Ana Caldeira, Rui Sousa, Eduardo Pereira, António Banhudo
We report the case of an 88-year-old female with obstructive jaundice due to a periampullary tumor. The patient developed acute cholangitis and consequent clinical deterioration, so it was decided to perform palliative biliary drainage. Due to duodenal tumor invasion, it was not possible to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A different approach was attempted and it was decided to carry out an endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy. This procedure was performed with a linear echoendoscope, and using a duodenal bulbar approach, a fistula was created between the bulb and the common bile duct...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760541/laparoscopic-gastrojejunostomy-for-gastric-outlet-obstruction-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatopancreatobiliary-cancers-a-personal-series-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
The major symptoms of advanced hepatopancreatic-biliary cancer are biliary obstruction, pain and gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). For obstructive jaundice, surgical treatment should de consider in recurrent stent complications. The role of surgery for pain relief is marginal nowadays. On the last, there is no consensus for treatment of malignant GOO. Endoscopic duodenal stents are associated with shorter length of stay and faster relief to oral intake with more recurrent symptoms. Surgical gastrojejunostomy shows better long-term results and lower re-intervention rates, but there are limited data about laparoscopic approach...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756013/colonic-stent-versus-emergency-surgery-as-treatment-of-malignant-colonic-obstruction-in-the-palliative-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Igor Braga Ribeiro, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Bruno da Costa Martins, Diogo Touriani Hourneau de Moura, Elisa Ryoka Baba, Iatagan Rocha Josino, Nelson Tomio Miyahima, Martin Andrés Coronel Cordero, Thiago Arantes de Carvalho Visconti, Edson Ide, Paulo Sakai, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneau de Moura
Background and study aims : Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Malignant colonic obstruction (MCO) due to CRC occurs in 8 % to 29 % of patients.The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs comparing colonic SEMS versus emergency surgery (ES) for MCO in palliative patients. This was the first systematic review that included only randomized controlled trials in the palliative setting...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755906/rare-forms-of-castleman-disease-mimicking-malignancy-mesenteric-and-pancreatic-involvement
#15
Mustafa Ozsoy, Zehra Ozsoy, Suleyman Sahin, Yuksel Arıkan
Castleman disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. While the disease may involve all parts of the body, the mediastinum appears to be the most common part of involvement. In this study, we present two cases of Castleman disease with different localizations that mimicked malignancy. A 62-year-old female patient presented with jaundice. Laboratory analysis indicated aspartate aminotransferase: 250 U/L, total bilirubin: 4 mg/dl, and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9: 900 U/ml...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755400/intermittent-hypoxia-is-associated-with-high-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-but-not-high-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-cell-expression-in-tumors-of-cutaneous-melanoma-patients
#16
Isaac Almendros, Miguel Ángel Martínez-García, Francisco Campos-Rodríguez, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, José L Rodríguez-Peralto, Eduardo Nagore, Antonio Martorell-Calatayud, Luis Hernández Blasco, Jose Bañuls Roca, Eusebi Chiner Vives, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Jorge Abad-Capa, Josep Maria Montserrat, Amalia Pérez-Gil, Valentín Cabriada-Nuño, Irene Cano-Pumarega, Jaime Corral-Peñafiel, Trinidad Diaz-Cambriles, Olga Mediano, Joan Dalmau-Arias, Ramon Farré, David Gozal
Epidemiological associations linking between obstructive sleep apnea and poorer solid malignant tumor outcomes have recently emerged. Putative pathways proposed to explain that these associations have included enhanced hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) cell expression in the tumor and altered immune functions via intermittent hypoxia (IH). Here, we examined relationships between HIF-1α and VEGF expression and nocturnal IH in cutaneous melanoma (CM) tumor samples...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755022/adult-multicentric-burkitt-lymphoma-with-bowel-obstruction-due-to-intussusception
#17
Ali Özant, Kalbim Arslan, Necdet Özçay, Hasan Besim
Primary malignant tumors of the small intestine are very rare, accounting for 2%-3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Lymphoma constitutes about 15%-20% of all small intestine neoplasms and 20%-30% of all primary gastrointestinal lymphomas. The ileum is the most common site for gastrointestinal lymphomas. Because the symptoms and physical findings are non-specific, the preoperative diagnosis is usually difficult. In this case report, we describe the highly unusual case of sporadic Burkitt lymphoma with complete intestinal obstruction due to intussusception of the proximal jejunum and discuss the treatment options...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753623/endoscopic-duodenal-stent-versus-surgical-gastrojejunostomy-for-gastric-outlet-obstruction-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Shinya Uemura, Takuji Iwashita, Keisuke Iwata, Tsuyoshi Mukai, Shinji Osada, Takafumi Sekino, Takahito Adachi, Masahiko Kawai, Ichiro Yasuda, Masahito Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) often develops in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer (APC). It is not clear whether endoscopic duodenal stenting (DS) or surgical gastrojejunostomy (GJJ) is preferable as palliative treatment. AIMS: To compare the efficacy and safety of GJJ and DS for GOO with APC. METHODS: Consecutive 99 patients who underwent DS or GJJ for GOO with APC were evaluated. We compared the technical and clinical success rates, the incidence of adverse event (AE), the time to start chemotherapy and discharge and survival durations between DS and GJJ...
May 3, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750814/one-year-mortality-after-recovery-from-critical-illness-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Sharukh Lokhandwala, Ned McCague, Abdullah Chahin, Braiam Escobar, Mengling Feng, Mohammad M Ghassemi, David J Stone, Leo Anthony Celi
RATIONALE: Factors associated with one-year mortality after recovery from critical illness are not well understood. Clinicians generally lack information regarding post-hospital discharge outcomes of patients from the intensive care unit, which may be important when counseling patients and families. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which factors among patients who survived for at least 30 days post-ICU admission are associated with one-year mortality. METHODS: Single-center, longitudinal retrospective cohort study of all ICU patients admitted to a tertiary-care academic medical center from 2001-2012 who survived ≥30 days from ICU admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749333/unexpected-outcome-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-a-malignant-biliary-stricture
#20
Andrew J Kruger, Somashekar G Krishna
We present a case of a 60-year-old woman with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and recurrent malignant biliary strictures status post placement of two overlapping distal bile duct uncovered self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) who presented with biliary obstruction due to tumor/tissue ingrowth. She subsequently underwent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) through SEMS to improve biliary stent patency. Post-RFA, thermal injury was observed in the periampullary mucosa. She later developed acute pancreatitis. This is the first case of RFA-induced acute pancreatitis with endoscopic evidence of thermal injury...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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