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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786046/effect-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-diseases
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Li Tang, Liu-Ye Huang, Jun Cui, Cheng-Rong Wu
Background: The diagnosis and treatment of small-bowel diseases is clinically difficult. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic value of double-balloon enteroscopy in small-bowel diseases. Methods: The history and outcomes of 2806 patients who underwent double-balloon enteroscopy from July 2004 to April 2017 were reviewed, which included 562 patients with obscure digestive tract bleeding, 457 patients with obscure diarrhea, 930 patients with obscure abdominal pain, 795 patients with obscure weight loss, and 62 patients with obscure intestinal obstruction...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785079/decreasing-recurrent-bowel-obstructions-improving-quality-of-life-with-physiotherapy-controlled-study
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Amanda D Rice, Kimberley Patterson, Evette D Reed, Belinda F Wurn, Kristen Robles, Bernhard Klingenberg, Leonard B Weinstock, Janey Sa Pratt, C Richard King, Lawrence J Wurn
AIM: To compare (1) quality of life and (2) rate of recurrent small bowel obstructions (SBO) for patients treated with novel manual physiotherapy vs no treatment. METHODS: One hundred and three subjects (age 19-89) with a history of recurrent adhesive SBO were treated with a manual physiotherapy called the Clear Passage Approach (CPA) which focused on decreasing adhesive crosslinking in abdominopelvic viscera. Pre- and post-therapy data measured recurring obstructions and quality of life, using a validated test sent 90 d after therapy...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783995/bowel-obstruction-due-to-retained-intraperitoneal-left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad-driveline
#3
Daniel Miklin, Ivy Lewis, Howard Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) provide a lifesaving bridge to cardiac transplant. Utilization of these devices is increasing in the United States. When a patient undergoes cardiac transplant, the left ventricular device is surgically removed and the driveline is extracted or left tunneled in the subcutaneous tissue. Our group encountered a rare and previously unreported complication of this device: intraperitoneal infiltration of a retained driveline after cardiac transplant causing a small bowel obstruction...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780655/phytobezoar-a-brief-report-with-surgical-and-radiological-correlation
#4
Sameer A Hirji, Faith C Robertson, Grace F Chao, Bharti Khurana, Jonathan D Gates
Gastrointestinal bezoars, collections of incompletely digested material within the alimentary tract, can present as a diagnostic challenge and should be considered in the differential diagnosis and management of small bowel obstruction, ischemic bowel, or bowel perforation. We present a case of a 37-year-old man with a distant history of laparotomy for superior mesenteric artery thrombosis requiring partial small bowel resection of the jejunum who presented with worsening abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and hematemesis...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780573/volvulus-with-bowel-necrosis-after-laparoscopic-appendectomy-migration-of-clip
#5
Diganta Kakaty, Katharina Mueller, Falk Weippert, Roland Zengaffinen
About 2.8% of patients develop small bowel obstruction, mostly following an open approach appendectomy. CASE REPORT: we present an 18-year-old girl with acute abdomen 10 days following laparoscopic appendectomy. An emergency laparotomy was performed which revealed bowel necrosis and an impacted slipped clip on the mesenterial side of the bowel with signs of bowel strangulation and necrosis. Bowel resection was carried out with primary enteroenteric anastomosis. We suspect the sharp ends of the open clip allowed it to become lodged in the bowel segment resulting in bowel obstruction and subsequent necrosis...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780412/a-prediction-model-for-recognizing-strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction
#6
Xiaming Huang, Guan Fang, Jie Lin, Keyu Xu, Hongqi Shi, Lei Zhuang
Introduction: Early and accurate diagnosis of strangulated small bowel obstruction (SSBO) is difficult. This study aimed to devise a prediction model for predicting the risk of SSBO. Materials and Methods: A database of 417 patients who had clinical symptoms of intestinal obstruction confirmed by computed tomography (CT) were evaluated for inclusion in this study. Symptoms and laboratory and radiologic findings of these patients were collected after admission. These clinical factors were analyzed using logistic regression...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776739/morgagni-hernia-repair-in-children-over-two-decades-institutional-experience-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-296-patients
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Yew-Wei Tan, Debasish Banerjee, Kate M Cross, Paolo De Coppi, Simon C Blackburn, Clare M Rees, Stefano Giuliani, Joe I Curry, Simon Eaton
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia (MH) is rare. We report our experience based on routine patch use in MH repair to curb recurrence. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to study the recurrence and complications associated with minimally invasive surgery and the use of patch. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of MH who underwent first-time repair in 2012-2017 in our institution to determine recurrence and complication rate...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770917/readmission-after-abdominal-surgery-for-crohn-s-disease-identification-of-high-risk-patients
#8
Diane Mege, Fabrizio Michelassi
BACKGROUND: Although many predictive factors for postoperative morbidity are known, few data are available about readmission after abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease (CD). The objective of this study is to identify predictive factors and high-risk patients for readmission after abdominal CD surgery. METHODS: All patients who underwent abdominal surgery for CD in one tertiary referral center between January 2004 and December 2016 were included. Patients who required readmission and those without were compared...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770872/application-of-the-aast-egs-grade-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-to-a-multi-national-patient-population
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Matthew C Hernandez, Arianna Birindelli, John L Bruce, Johannes J P Buitendag, Victory Y Kong, Mircea Beuran, Johnathon M Aho, Ionut Negoi, Damian L Clarke, Salomone Di Saverio, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) anatomic severity grading system for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) has demonstrated to be a valid tool in North American patient populations. Using a multi-national patient cohort, we retrospectively assessed the validity the AAST ASBO grading system and estimated disease severity in a global population in order to correlate with several key clinical outcomes. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective review during 2012-2016 from four centers, Minnesota USA, Bologna Italy, Pietermaritzburg South Africa, and Bucharest Romania, was performed...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769187/intraoperative-intraluminal-injection-of-n-acetylcysteine-allowing-treatment-of-distal-intestinal-obstruction-syndrome-without-the-need-for-enterotomy
#10
Nicholas Js Chilvers, James Wheeler
We describe a case of an 18-year-old man who suffers from cystic fibrosis and developed distal intestinal obstruction syndrome while being treated as an inpatient. Following failed medical management, we proceeded to laparotomy where the small bowel was decompressed with retrograde milking into the stomach, leaving a section of impacted stool in the distal ileum. N-acetylcysteine was injected into the bowel lumen proximal to the obstruction. This resulted in dissolution of the stool without the need for enterotomy and is, to our knowledge, the first successful example of this technique in the literature...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
#11
Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767333/laparoscopic-adhesiolysis-not-for-all-patients-not-for-all-surgeons-not-in-all-centres
#12
Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Richard Ten Broek, Justin R Davies, Matteo Mandrioli, Ville Sallinen
ASBO is a common cause of emergency surgery and the use of laparoscopy for the treatment of these patients is still under debate and conflicting results have been published, in particular regarding the high risk of iatrogenic bowel injury. In fact, although over the last few years there has been an increasing enthusiasm in the surgical community about the advantages and potential better outcomes of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO), recently published studies have introduced a significant word of caution...
May 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765593/appendico-ilial-knotting-a-rare-cause-of-small-bowel-obstruction
#13
Anteneh Tadesse Kifle, Samuel Tesfaye
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is one of the most common acute surgical conditions that needs immediate innervation to prevent the morbidity and mortality associated with it. The common causes of SBO are different in developed and developing nations. Well-versed knowledge of the rare causes of SBO including its option of management is necessary. In this article, we present a case of an acute SBO secondary to Appendico-ileal knotting. The diagnostic difficulty and the options of management are discussed.
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765592/an-unusual-cause-for-small-bowel-obstruction-as-a-complication-of-an-ileostomy-formation
#14
Noel Ramdwar, Daniel Cox, Thair Aldujaili
Ileostomy formation is a fundamental component in the surgical management of many gastrointestinal diseases and like all intra-abdominal surgeries, small bowel obstruction is a recognized complication. In this paper we discuss a case of a 44-year-old female who previously had a loop ileostomy for slow bowel transit in the presence of spinal bifida. She presented for subsequent total colectomy because of ongoing pain due to chronic colonic dilation. At surgery, the stoma was not revised and the efferent loop was divided at the peritoneal level of the anterior abdominal wall...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764851/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour-an-unusual-presentation-including-small-bowel-obstruction-and-palpable-abdominal-mass
#15
Emily Cerier, Eliza Wright Beal, Mary E Dillhoff
A 41-year-old man with no medical history presented with 2 weeks of nausea, vomiting, a new palpable abdominal mass, constipation and a 14kgweight loss. On admission, CT abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a 6.9×3.7 cm soft-tissue abdominal mass deep to and invading the lower anterior abdominal wall with tethering of the urinary bladder and potential involvement of the urachus. Subsequently, a biopsy demonstrated a low-grade spindle cell neoplasm compatible with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour with immunostain positive for smooth muscle actin and desmin and negative for CD21, CD117, DOG-1, TKE-1, mdm2, CD34 and ALK...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764832/large-bowel-obstruction-in-a-27-year-old-woman-caused-by-a-sigmoid-faecal-bolus
#16
Radford Arran James Smith, Muhammad Abdalkoddus, Robert Bethune
A 27-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 24-hour history of severe left iliac fossa pain associated with vomiting. She reported a history of ovarian cysts and was provisionally diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst and admitted under the obstetrics and gynaecology team for further investigation. 24 hours later, she became haemodynamically unstable with increasing abdominal distention and developed a metabolic acidosis. A CT scan revealed large bowel obstruction (LBO) secondary to a faecal bolus in the sigmoid colon with appearances suggestive of adult-onset Hirschsprung's disease...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764448/small-bowel-lymphoma-presenting-as-inguinal-hernia-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Michele Teodoro, Maurizio Mannino, Marco Vitale, Edoardo Mattone, Valentina Palumbo, Filippo Fraggetta, Adriana Toro, Isidoro Di Carlo
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia is one of the most common benign pathologies that primarily affects men. Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PGI NHL) is the most common type of extranodal lymphoma. This study reports a rare case in which these two conditions co-exist. CASE PRESENTATION: An 85-year-old male complained of bowel movement pattern change, abdominal distension and loss of weight, without vomiting but with nausea. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen showed a small bowel obstruction caused by a migration of a small bowel loop in the right inguinal canal, with a clinically non-reducible inguinal hernia...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760008/acute-small-bowel-obstruction-in-a-child-with-a-strict-raw-vegan-diet
#18
Stefano Amoroso, Maria-Grazia Scarpa, Federico Poropat, Rita Giorgi, Flora Maria Murru, Egidio Barbi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756678/current-management-of-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
#19
REVIEW
Jakob Köstenbauer, Philip G Truskett
Small bowel obstruction is a common and significant surgical presentation. Approximately 30% of presentations will require surgery during admission. The great challenge of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) management is the early detection of silent intestinal ischaemia in patients initially deemed suitable for conservative therapy. Recent literature emphasizes the effectiveness of computed tomography enterography and water-soluble contrast studies in the management of ASBO. Low-volume undiluted water-soluble contrast has been shown to have both triage and therapeutic value in the management of ASBO...
May 14, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756508/association-between-abdominal-free-fluid-and-postoperative-complications-and-mortality-in-patients-with-small-bowel-obstruction
#20
I Pinar, W Abdul-Wahid, T Fransgaard, I Gögenur
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small-bowel obstruction is a frequent cause of hospitalization. The condition is potentially life-threatening, causing many admission days and is a heavy burden socioeconomically. Patients with small-bowel obstruction may develop abdominal free fluid and the quality of this fluid may be predictive of worse outcomes. Our aim was to examine whether the presence of free fluid and its density, measured on computed tomography scans, was associated with severe complications and mortality postoperatively...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
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