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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107761/pre-emptive-endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-for-treatment-of-anastomotic-ischemia-after-esophageal-resections
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Philipp-Alexander Neumann, Rudolf Mennigen, Daniel Palmes, Norbert Senninger, Thorsten Vowinkel, Mike G Laukoetter
Background and study aims Endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) is a promising new approach for the treatment of anastomotic leakage in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we present the first case series demonstrating successful use of EVT for the treatment of post-esophagectomy anastomotic ischemia prior to development of leakage. Patients and methods Between 2012 and 2015, intraluminal EVT was performed in eight patients with anastomotic ischemia following esophagectomy. The primary outcome measure was successful mucosal recovery...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104934/an-unusual-sigmoid-phytobezoar-in-a-patient-with-a-transplanted-kidney-a-case-report
#2
Paola Milillo, Angelo Pio Moffa, Vincenzo Bertozzi, Roberta Vinci, Luca Macarini
Bezoars are masses formed by the concretion of stomach contents or debris within the gastrointestinal tract. Bezoars are rare and account for only 0.4-4% of all cases of gastrointestinal obstruction and mainly occur in the stomach or small intestine. Intestinal obstruction caused by colonic bezoars is extremely rare. A 39-year-old man with a transplanted kidney came to the hospital because of abdominal pain, constipation, and distension. We performed an abdominal computed tomography scan and found an ovoid intraluminal mass with a mottled gas pattern in the distal sigmoid colon...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103320/correction-intraluminal-flagellin-differentially-contributes-to-gut-dysbiosis-and-systemic-inflammation-following-burn-injury
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Logan Grimes, Allie Doyle, Aaron L Miller, Richard B Pyles, Gabor Olah, Csaba Szabo, Sarah Hoskinson, Tonyia Eaves-Pyles
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102453/intravascular-ultrasound-versus-digital-subtraction-angiography-direct-comparison-of-intraluminal-diameter-measurements-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-imaging
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Anne E Gill, Tadi Ciszak, Hayley Braun, C Matthew Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allows intraluminal imaging of blood vessels rather than the one-dimensional luminal outline depicted by digital subtraction angiography (DSA). Despite extensive literature in multiple adult vascular diseases, IVUS has not been directly compared to DSA in pediatric and adolescent vascular pathologies. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to compare absolute luminal diameter measurements obtained via IVUS and DSA during a variety of pediatric endovascular procedures...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101407/intraluminal-laser-speckle-rheology-using-an-omni-directional-viewing-catheter
#5
Jing Wang, Masaki Hosoda, Diane M Tshikudi, Zeinab Hajjarian, Seemantini K Nadkarni
A number of disease conditions in luminal organs are associated with alterations in tissue mechanical properties. Here, we report a new omni-directional viewing Laser Speckle Rheology (LSR) catheter for mapping the mechanical properties of luminal organs without the need for rotational motion. The LSR catheter incorporates multiple illumination fibers, an optical fiber bundle and a multi-faceted mirror to permit omni-directional viewing of the luminal wall. By retracting the catheter using a motor-drive assembly, cylindrical maps of tissue mechanical properties are reconstructed...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100879/association-between-prior-aspirin-use-and-morphological-features-of-culprit-lesions-at-first-presentation-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Taishi Yonetsu, Tetsumin Lee, Tadashi Murai, Yoshinori Kanno, Rikuta Hamaya, Sadamitsu Ichijo, Takayuki Niida, Masahiro Hada, Makoto Araki, Junji Matsuda, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The effect of prior use of aspirin (ASA) on the onset of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has not been clarified. This study used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to investigate the morphological features of culprit lesions of ACS in patients with prior ASA use.Methods and Results:In total, 442 patients with their first ACS episode undergoing OCT for the culprit lesions were investigated. Clinical characteristics, OCT findings, and adverse events at 30 days were compared between patients with prior ASA use and ASA-naïve patients (non-ASA)...
January 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100359/-holmium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-ho-yag-laser-lithotripsy-in-the-treatment-of-broncholithiasis
#7
Y Cheng, W Zhang, H Zhang, Y Liu, N Li, J Cao, G F Wang
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of Ho: YAG Laser in the treatment of broncholithiasis. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 6 patients who underwent Ho: YAG Laser lithotripsy in Peking University First Hospital during May 2012 to October 2015. 4 females and 2 males, with a median age of 60 years, were enrolled. Among 6 patients, persistent cough(n=2), hemoptysis(n=2), recurrent pneumonia(n=2) were the main clinical symptoms. Broncholiths were found in the left side in 1 patient and right side in 5 patients...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100056/pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis
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Adriana Fabiola Romano-Munive, Rafael Barreto-Zuñiga
A 54-year-old woman underwent colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. Colonoscopy showed multiple cysts in the sigmoid colon, with the largest being 4 cm in diameter. One of the cysts was biopsied. Cyst walls were observed; during biopsy, the gas was released and the cyst collapsed. Computed tomography of the abdomen confirmed a diagnosis of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare disease characterized by the presence in the intestinal submucosa or subserosa of multiple cysts filled with gas (nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen)...
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099964/advancing-age-decreases-pressure-sensitive-modulation-of-calcium-signaling-in-the-endothelium-of-intact-and-pressurized-arteries
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Calum Wilson, Christopher D Saunter, John M Girkin, John G McCarron
Aging is the summation of many subtle changes which result in altered cardiovascular function. Impaired endothelial function underlies several of these changes and precipitates plaque development in larger arteries. The endothelium transduces chemical and mechanical signals into changes in the cytoplasmic calcium concentration to control vascular function. However, studying endothelial calcium signaling in larger arteries in a physiological configuration is challenging because of the requirement to focus through the artery wall...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092310/new-insights-into-the-gut-as-the-driver-of-critical-illness-and-organ-failure
#10
Mei Meng, Nathan J Klingensmith, Craig M Coopersmith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The gut has long been hypothesized to be the 'motor' of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. This review serves as an update on new data elucidating the role of the gut as the propagator of organ failure in critical illness. RECENT FINDINGS: Under basal conditions, the gut absorbs nutrients and serves as a barrier that prevents approximately 40 trillion intraluminal microbes and their products from causing host injury. However, in critical illness, gut integrity is disrupted with hyperpermeability and increased epithelial apoptosis, allowing contamination of extraluminal sites that are ordinarily sterile...
January 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091893/endoscopic-management-of-eroded-bands-following-banded-gastric-bypass-with-video
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Hany Shehab, Khaled Gawdat
BACKGROUND: Banded-gastric bypass is a highly effective bariatric procedure, yet the possibility of band erosion remains a significant drawback. Surgical removal of eroded bands may be associated with significant morbidity. In this study, we assess the efficacy and safety of a solely peroral endoscopic approach for the management of eroded bands in patients with a banded-gastric bypass. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Starting January 2012, all patients with banded-gastric bypass and an eroded band were subjected to an attempt at peroral endoscopic removal using endoscopic scissors and/or argon plasma coagulation (APC), regardless of the circumference of band eroding inside the lumen...
January 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090475/use-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-treat-inspissated-bile-syndrome-a-case-report
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Woo Young Jun, Min Jeng Cho, Hye Seung Han, Sun Hwan Bae
Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare condition in which thick intraluminal bile, including bile plugs, sludge, or stones, blocks the extrahepatic bile ducts in an infant. A 5-week-old female infant was admitted for evaluation of jaundice and acholic stool. Diagnostic tests, including ultrasound sonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and a hepatobiliary scan, were not conclusive. Although the diagnosis was unclear, the clinical and laboratory findings improved gradually on administration of urodeoxycholic acid and lipid emulsion containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for 3 weeks...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089110/recurrence-after-management-of-meatal-balanitis-xerotica-obliterans
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Warren Snodgrass, Juan Soto Blanquel, Nicol Corbin Bush
INTRODUCTION: We review outcomes after management of meatal balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO). The primary outcome was recurrent meatal BXO. METHODS: A database comprising mostly hypospadias patients was queried for meatal BXO. The disease was confirmed histologically in all cases. Management included topical steroids and/or immunosuppressants, and/or surgical excision of BXO with two-stage oral mucosa graft circumferential replacement urethroplasty. RESULTS: A total of 12 patients had meatal BXO (8 boys and 4 adults)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088428/aortic-floating-thrombus-detected-by-computed-tomography-angiography-incidentally-five-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Shuyi Yang, Jie Yu, Wenjuan Zeng, Liang Yang, Lin Teng, Yue Cui, Heshui Shi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the findings of aortic floating thrombus (AFT) on computed tomography angiography (CTA) for a definitive, timely diagnosis and to select a reasonable management course to improve prognosis. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed imaging findings of 5 patients with AFT detected by CTA, including location, morphology, size, involved aortic segment, concomitant embolism, stent, and dynamic changes during the follow-up. RESULTS: Seven lesions were detected in the initial CTA studies of the 5 patients: 5 aortic intraluminal floating thrombi (3 patients) and 2 aortic in-stents floating thrombi (ASFTs; 2 patients)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070658/getting-the-gist-a-pictorial-review-of-the-various-patterns-of-presentation-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-on-imaging
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Dominic Scola, Lawrence Bahoura, Alexander Copelan, Ali Shirkhoda, Farnoosh Sokhandon
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, are a relatively recently described entity. Most exhibit a mutated tyrosine kinase receptor gene and in some capacity are treated by tyrosine kinase inhibitors. GISTs can occur across the age spectrum but are more common in patients older than 40 years. They exhibit a wide range of clinical presentations and imaging characteristics. All patterns of enhancement on contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) can be seen with GISTs, including hypoenhancing, isoenhancing, and hyperenhancing tumors...
January 10, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062500/translational-relevance-and-recent-advances-of-animal-models-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Jean Senemaud, Giuseppina Caligiuri, Harry Etienne, Sandrine Delbosc, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Raphaël Coscas
Human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pathophysiology is not yet completely understood. In conductance arteries, the insoluble extracellular matrix, synthesized by vascular smooth muscle cells, assumes the function of withstanding the intraluminal arterial blood pressure. Progressive loss of this function through extracellular matrix proteolysis is a main feature of AAAs. As most patients are now treated via endovascular approaches, surgical AAA specimens have become rare. Animal models provide valuable complementary insights into AAA pathophysiology...
January 5, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060842/suburothelial-bladder-contraction-detection-with-implanted-pressure-sensor
#17
Steve J A Majerus, Paul C Fletter, Elizabeth K Ferry, Hui Zhu, Kenneth J Gustafson, Margot S Damaser
AIMS: Managing bladder pressure in patients with neurogenic bladders is needed to improve rehabilitation options, avoid upper tract damage, incontinence, and their associated co-morbidities and mortality. Current methods of determining bladder contractions are not amenable to chronic or ambulatory settings. In this study we evaluated detection of bladder contractions using a novel piezoelectric catheter-free pressure sensor placed in a suburothelial bladder location in animals. METHODS: Wired prototypes of the pressure monitor were implanted into 2 nonsurvival (feline and canine) and one 13-day survival (canine) animal...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054896/staged-or-combined-approach-for-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-5-year-long-experience
#18
Kursad Oz, Ünal Aydın, Mugisha Kyaruzi, Zeynep Karaman, Onur Selçuk Göksel, Mehmet Yeniterzi, Ihsan Bakir
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical approach for patients with hemodynamically significant carotid and coronary disease remains controversial. We analyzed our 5-year experience and compared early and long-term outcome following staged and combined carotid and coronary artery bypass. METHODS: 312 consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass between 2008 and 2013 were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients were scheduled for a staged (carotid endarterectomy followed by coronary artery bypass within 1 week) procedure (Group S) unless they were unstable in terms of cardiac status (were deemed to a combined procedure; Group C)...
7, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045635/association-between-laryngeal-pepsin-levels-and-the-presence-of-vocal-fold-polyps
#19
Lu Wang, Jia-Jie Tan, Ting Wu, Rui Zhang, Jia-Nuan Wu, Fang-Fang Zeng, You-Li Liu, Xiao-Yan Han, Yan-Fei Li, Xiang-Ping Li
Objective To determine whether pepsin, the main component of refluxed gastric contents, is significantly associated with vocal fold polyps and to evaluate the diagnostic value of pepsin in vocal fold polyps' tissues. Study Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University. Subjects and Methods The study included 32 patients with vocal fold polyps and 16 healthy controls between 2011 and 2012. Reflux symptom index and reflux finding score assessments, 24-hour combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH monitoring, and biopsy of the vocal fold polyp tissues or posterior laryngeal mucosa (healthy controls) for immunohistochemical pepsin staining were performed...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044052/the-relationship-of-the-post-reflux-swallow-induced-peristaltic-wave-index-and-esophageal-baseline-impedance-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms
#20
Young Kyu Cho, Joon Seong Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Su Jin Hong, Sang Joon Park, Seong Ran Jeon, Hyun Gun Kim, Jin-Oh Kim
Background/Aims: The post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index and esophageal baseline impedance (BI) are novel impedance parameters used to evaluate esophageal chemical clearance and mucosal integrity. However, their relationship with reflux symptoms is not known. We aimed to evaluate the correlations of the PSPW index and esophageal BI with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) tracings in patients with suspected GERD...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
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