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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735976/predictive-value-of-procalcitonin-for-intestinal-ischemia-and-or-necrosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-asbo
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Eduardo Bracho-Blanchet, Alfredo Dominguez-Muñoz, Emilio Fernandez-Portilla, Cristian Zalles-Vidal, Roberto Davila-Perez
PURPOSE: Evaluate serum procalcitonin (PCT) level as a predictor of intestinal ischemia or necrosis (IN) in patients with postoperative adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO). METHODS: Prospective cohort of consecutive patients with ASBO. Patients previously treated with antibiotics or septic were excluded. PCT was measured at the diagnosis of ASBO and every 24 h afterwards. MAIN OUTCOME: intestinal ischemia or necrosis (IN). RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients were included, 12 of whom were excluded; 47 patients remained in the study; male-to-female ratio = 1...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735704/effect-of-remote-cesarean-delivery-on-complications-during-hysterectomy-a-cohort-study
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Susanne Hesselman, Ulf Högberg, Maria Jonsson
BACKGROUND: Cesarean section is frequently performed worldwide, and follow-up studies reporting complications at subsequent surgery are warranted. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the association between a previous abdominal delivery and complications during a subsequent hysterectomy, and to estimate the fraction of complications driven by the presence of adhesions. STUDY DESIGN: This was a longitudinal population based register study of 25354 women undergoing a benign hysterectomy at 46 hospital units in Sweden 2000-2014...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734829/feasibility-of-prophylactic-salpingectomy-during-vaginal-hysterectomy
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Danielle D Antosh, Rachel High, Heidi W Brown, Sallie S Oliphant, Husam Abed, Nisha Philip, Cara L Grimes
BACKGROUND: The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that "the surgeon and patient discuss the potential benefits of the removal of the fallopian tubes during a hysterectomy in women at population risk of ovarian cancer who are not having an oophorectomy," resulting in an increasing rate of salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy. Rates of salpingectomy are highest for laparoscopic and lowest for vaginal hysterectomy. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of bilateral salpingectomy at the time of vaginal hysterectomy...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732919/injectable-thermosensitive-hydrogel-containing-hyaluronic-acid-and-chitosan-as-a-barrier-for-prevention-of-postoperative-peritoneal-adhesion
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Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Hsien Chen, Shih-Hsuan Mao, Ming-Jin Tsai, Pang-Yun Chou, Chien-Hung Liao, Jyh-Ping Chen
Peritoneal adhesion is one of the common complications after abdominal surgery. Injectable thermosensitive hydrogel could serve as an ideal barrier to prevent this postoperative tissue adhesion. In this study, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) was grafted to chitosan (CS) and the polymer was further conjugated with hyaluronic acid (HA) to form thermosensitive HA-CS-PNIPAm hydrogel. Aqueous solutions of PNIPAm and HA-CS-PNIPAm at 10%(w/v) are both free-flowing and injectable at room temperature and exhibit sol-gel phase transition around 31°C; however, HA-CS-PNIPAm shows less volume shrinkage after gelation and higher complex modulus than PNIPAm...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728984/operative-versus-non-operative-management-of-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh, Nilanjan Panda, Asaf Khan, Samik Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Sanjay Dalmia, Sohail Malik, Zahirul Huq, Moustafa Mansour
OBJECTIVES: To investigate outcomes of operative and non-operative management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO). METHODS: We performed a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement standards. We conducted a search of electronic information sources to identify all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies investigating outcomes of operative versus non-operative management of patients with adhesive SBO...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724302/efficacy-and-safety-of-vedolizumab-as-a-treatment-option-for-moderate-to-severe-refractory-ulcerative-colitis-in-two-patients-after-liver-transplant-due-to-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Raúl Vicente Olmedo Martín, Víctor Amo Trillo, Rocío González Grande, Miguel Jiménez Pérez
Vedolizumab is a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that selectively blocks the lymphocyte integrin α4β7 and prevents its interaction with endothelial adhesion molecules and subsequent transmigration to the gastrointestinal tract. The drug was approved in 2014 for the induction and maintenance treatment of ulcerative colitis and moderate to severe Crohn's disease that is refractory or intolerant to conventional treatment with corticoids and immunosuppressants and/or anti-TNFα drugs. However, inflammatory bowel disease has a variable behavior following liver transplant...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720378/a-novel-technique-carbon-dioxide-gas-assisted-total-peritonectomy-diaphragm-and-intestinal-meso-stripping-in-open-surgery-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer-%C3%A3-ukurova-technique
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Ghanim Khatib, Ahmet Baris Guzel, Umran Kucukgoz Gulec, Mehmet Ali Vardar
OBJECTIVE: Most of the ovarian cancers are diagnosed at advanced stages. As peritoneal carcinomatosis increases, especially when it extends to the diaphragm and intestinal mesos, probability of obtaining complete cytoreduction is reduced. Complete cytoreduction (residue zero: R0) is one of the main factors affecting survival [1-3]. Here we present a novel technique of stripping the peritoneal surfaces as a part of cytoreductive surgery in such cases. METHODS: A 55year-old woman diagnosed with peritoneal carcinomatosis was considered appropriate for primary cytoreduction after assessment of her thorax-abdominopelvic tomography, which revealed resectable intra-abdominal disease...
July 15, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717272/have-we-overcome-the-complications-of-laparoscopic-nephrectomy-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-modified-clavien-dindo-scale
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Tapan Agrawal, Rajeev Kumar, Prabhjot Singh, Ashish Saini, Amlesh Seth, Premnath Dogra
INTRODUCTION: Apart from the complexity of procedure and surgeon's experience, surgical complication rates depend on case definition and method of recording data. We prospectively evaluated the complications of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) in a current cohort of patients, graded on the modified Clavien-Dindo (CD) scale and compared them with historical cohorts. METHODS: In the Institutional Review Board approved protocol, all patients undergoing LN over a 30-month were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712196/small-gut-volvulus-a-rare-twist-in-the-setting-of-an-even-rarer-entity-multiple-giant-jejuno-ileal-diverticula
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Ayesha Khan, Faheem Khan, Kashif Rafique, Sarwar Khan, Anam Majid, Khalid Khan, Asad Ullah
Small gut volvulus with multiple Jejuno-ileal diverticulosis is an unusual pathology of the small intestine with a scarce number of cases reported so far. It usually goes unnoticed because it is often asymptomatic but complications like diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction can occur in 10-30% of the cases. Mechanical obstruction, if it occurs, can be caused by adhesions or stenosis due to diverticulitis, intussusception at the site of the diverticulum and volvulus of the segment containing the diverticula...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707149/long-term-quality-of-life-and-outcomes-following-robotic-assisted-tapp-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Andrew Iraniha, Joshua Peloquin
Laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair is an established alternative to open hernia repair, which offers equivalent outcomes with less postoperative pain and faster recovery. Unfortunately, it remains technically challenging, requiring advanced laparoscopic skills which have limited its popularity among surgeons. The robotic platform has the potential to overcome these challenges. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term quality of life and outcomes following robotic assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair, since these data have not been reported up to now...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699686/ablation-of-ceramide-synthase-2-exacerbates-dextran-sodium-sulphate-induced-colitis-in-mice-due-to-increased-intestinal-permeability
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Ye-Ryung Kim, Giora Volpert, Kyong-Oh Shin, So-Yeon Kim, Sun-Hye Shin, Younghay Lee, Sun Hee Sung, Yong-Moon Lee, Jung-Hyuck Ahn, Yael Pewzner-Jung, Woo-Jae Park, Anthony H Futerman, Joo-Won Park
Ceramides mediate crucial cellular processes including cell death and inflammation and have recently been implicated in inflammatory bowel disease. Ceramides consist of a sphingoid long-chain base to which fatty acids of various length can be attached. We now investigate the effect of alerting the ceramide acyl chain length on a mouse model of colitis. Ceramide synthase (CerS) 2 null mice, which lack very-long acyl chain ceramides with concomitant increase of long chain bases and C16-ceramides, were more susceptible to dextran sodium sulphate-induced colitis, and their survival rate was markedly decreased compared with that of wild-type littermates...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694660/solid-lipid-nanoparticles-delivering-anti-inflammatory-drugs-to-treat-inflammatory-bowel-disease-effects-in-an-in-vivo-model
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Chiara Dianzani, Federica Foglietta, Benedetta Ferrara, Arianna Carolina Rosa, Elisabetta Muntoni, Paolo Gasco, Carlo Della Pepa, Roberto Canaparo, Loredana Serpe
AIM: To improve anti-inflammatory activity while reducing drug doses, we developed a nanoformulation carrying dexamethasone and butyrate. METHODS: Dexamethasone cholesteryl butyrate-solid lipid nanoparticles (DxCb-SLN) were obtained with the warm microemulsion method. The anti-inflammatory activity of this novel nanoformulation has been investigated in vitro (cell adhesion to human vascular endothelial cells and pro-inflammatory cytokine release by lipopolysaccharide-induced polymorphonuclear cells) and in vivo (disease activity index and cytokine plasma concentrations in a dextran sulfate sodium-induced mouse colitis) models...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690543/frontiers-in-drug-research-and-development-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Diego Currò, Daniela Pugliese, Alessandro Armuzzi
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is idiopathic, lifelong, immune-mediated diseases, for which curative therapies are not yet available. In the last 15 years, the introduction of monoclonal antibodies targeting tumor necrosis factor-α, a cytokine playing a key role in bowel inflammation, has revolutionized treatment paradigms for IBD. Despite their proven long-term efficacy, however, many patients do not respond or progressively lose response to these drugs. Major advances of knowledge in immunology and pathophysiology of intestinal inflammatory processes have made possible the identification of new molecular targets for drugs, thus opening several new potential therapeutic opportunities for IBD...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688775/peritoneal-encapsulation%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-unexpected-cause-of-acute-intestinal-obstruction
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P K Arumugam, A K Dalal
Peritoneal encapsulation (PE) is a rare congenital anomaly that is formed due to an accessory peritoneal layer encapsulating the small bowel. Kinking of bowel within the accessory peritoneal layer or adhesions between the bowel loops and the peritoneal layer causes symptoms ranging from colicky abdominal pain to rarely intestinal obstruction. Cleland was the first person to have reported this condition as early as 1868 and since then only around 30 cases have been reported. Here, we present a case of acute intestinal obstruction in a 22-year-old woman...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685630/the-potential-role-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#15
Maitham Abbas Khajah
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of an unknown etiology. Its pathogenesis involves an interplay of infectious, genetic, environmental, and immunological factors. The current therapeutic options have various limitations in terms of cost, side effect profile, and the development of drug resistance and dependence. Therefore, there is a need to develop future therapeutic options which are safe and effective to control the inflammatory process. This review focuses in a method for the administration of fecal matters (which contains a mixture of various commensals) from a healthy donor to the inflamed colon called fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) aiming to correct the underlying dysbiosis in the gut as one of the major driving force for the inflammatory process...
July 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670932/alicaforsen-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna, Brian G Feagan
Introduction Intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), is a transmembrane glycoprotein of the immunoglobulin family, constitutively expressed on vascular endothelial cells and upregulated in inflamed colonic tissue. Alicaforsen, a 20 base ICAM-1 anti-sense oligonucleotide and highly selective ICAM-1 inhibitor, down-regulates ICAM-1 mRNA. Areas covered We review mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pre-clinical, clinical and safety data of alicaforsen for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), pouchitis and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 3, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661985/a-novel-approach-to-sealing-the-denuded-dermis-of-the-abdominal-wall-with-a-negative-pressure-wound-device-after-a-decompressive-laparotomy
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John Davis, Daniel M Caruso, Kevin N Foster, Marc R Matthews
The open abdomen is a well-known technique that is applied in a wide variety of clinical situations, including treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome, damage control laparotomy, and severe intraabdominal sepsis. Disease states such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis or extensive deep partial and/or full-thickness torso burns involving the abdomen often result in a complete epidermal and partial dermal loss. When ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Wound Therapy is attempted in these patients, the exposed subcutaneous tissue rarely allows for an adequate seal between the adhesive barrier and the denuded skin...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657949/laparoscopic-surgery-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-bowel-injury-a-population-based-analysis-of-8584-patients
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Ramy Behman, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Stephanie Mason, Nicole Look Hong, Paul J Karanicolas
OBJECTIVE: We set out to compare the incidence of bowel repair and/or resection in a large cohort of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) managed operatively. BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions for adhesive SBO (aSBO) is becoming more common, yet might increase the risk of bowel injury given the distended and/or potentially compromised small bowel. METHODS: We used administrative discharge data derived from a large geographic region, identifying patients who underwent surgery for their first episode of aSBO during 2005 to 2014...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646757/discovery-and-structure-activity-relationship-studies-of-2-benzylidene-2-3-dihydro-1h-inden-1-one-and-benzofuran-3-2h-one-derivatives-as-a-novel-class-of-potential-therapeutics-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Tara Man Kadayat, Suhrid Banskota, Pallavi Gurung, Ganesh Bist, Til Bahadur Thapa Magar, Aarajana Shrestha, Jung-Ae Kim, Eung-Seok Lee
To develop effective therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 2-benzylidene-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-one and benzofuran-3(2H)-one derivatives, were designed and synthesized and their structure-activity relationships (SAR) were investigated. Compounds 7, 25, 26, 32, 39, 41, 52, 54, and 55 showed potent inhibitory effect (>70%) on the TNF-α-induced adhesion of monocytes to colon epithelial cells, which is one of the hallmark events leading to IBD. Such inhibitory activity of the compounds correlated with their suppressive activities against the TNF-α-induced production of ROS; ICAM-1 and MCP-1 expression, critical molecules involved in monocyte-epithelial adhesion; and NF-κB transcriptional activity...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
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