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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222960/drug-induced-acute-liver-failure-in-children-and-adults-results-of-a-single-center-study-of-128-patients
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Harshad Devarbhavi, Mallikarjun Patil, Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Rajvir Singh, Tarun Joseph, Deepak Ganga
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Drugs producing acute liver failure (ALF) are uncommon and vary geographically. Here we review the implicated drugs, clinical features, laboratory characteristics and outcome of patients with drug-induced ALF (DIALF). We analyzed the predictors of mortality and their relationship with MELD, Kings College criteria (KCC) and ALFSG prognostic index. METHODS: We identified DIALF patients from our drug-induced liver injury (DILI) registry (1997-2017)...
December 9, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222221/acute-pancreatitis-following-oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
#2
Nnamdi Arinze Nwafo
Acute pancreatitis is a well-recognised complication of endoscopic procedures like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography but not oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD). I report a case of a 33-year-old woman, admitted with severe epigastric pain and vomiting 2 hours after an elective OGD for evaluation of chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Pancreatitis was diagnosed on the basis of elevated lipase (40 790 U/L; normal 11-82) and findings on imaging studies. Other common causes of acute pancreatitis such as gallstones, alcohol and medications were ruled out...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218665/benefits-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-portal-hypertension-a-case-matched-study
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Víctor Molina, Jaime Sampson-Dávila, Joana Ferrer, Constantino Fondevila, Rafael Díaz Del Gobbo, David Calatayud, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Josep Fuster
BACKGROUND: The advantages of laparoscopy over open liver resection in patients with cirrhosis have been widely demonstrated. On the other hand, information on the role of minimally invasive liver surgery in the presence of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laparoscopic liver resection in selected cirrhotic patients with CSPH. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were treated with laparoscopic liver resection was conducted from December 2005 to April 2016...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217739/y90-radioembolization-for-locally-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-thrombosis-long-term-outcomes-in-a-185-patient-cohort
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Nadine Abouchaleh, Ahmed Gabr, Rehan Ali, Ali Al Asadi, Ronald A Mora, Joseph Ralph Kallini, Karen Marshall, Laura Kulik, Samdeep Mouli, Daniela P Ladner, Michael Abecassis, Juan C Caicedo, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J Lewandoski, Riad Salem
Purpose: To report survival outcomes for advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) treated with radioembolization (Y90). Methods: With IRB approval we searched our prospectively acquired database for patients treated with Y90 between 2003 and 2017. Inclusion criteria were patients who had advanced stage HCC with tumor PVT. In order to minimize confounding effect, patients with metastases were excluded. Clinical and laboratory data were collected at baseline and 1 month post-Y90...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217440/endolymphatic-balloon-occluded-retrograde-abdominal-lymphangiography-boral-and-embolization-borale-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chylous-ascites-technique-and-experience-in-three-patients
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Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Matthew L Osher, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To describe endolymphatic balloon-occluded retrograde abdominal lymphangiography (BORAL) and embolization (BORALE) for diagnosis and treatment of chylous ascites in patients with previously unidentifiable leakage site or failed lymphatic embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two (66%) men and one (33%) woman with mean age of 52 years (range: range: 14-79 years) presented with chylous ascites and underwent BORAL or BORALE between March 2016 and February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217339/standardization-chemical-profiling-in%C3%A2-vitro-cytotoxic-effects-in%C3%A2-vivo-anti-carcinogenic-potential-and-biosafety-profile-of-indian-propolis
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Harshad Kapare, Sathiyanarayanan Lohidasan, Arulmozhi Sinnathambi, Kakasaheb Mahadik
BACKGROUND: Propolis from apiculture is known for wide range of medicinal properties owing to its vast chemical constituents including polyphenols, flavonoids and anticancer agent Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE). OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to extract and standardize Indian propolis (IP) with respect to selected markers by newly developed High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method, to evaluate in vitro and in vivo anticancer activity and biosafety of Indian propolis...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216531/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-adult-budd-chiari-syndrome-resection-without-replacement-of-retrohepatic-ivc-a-case-report
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Tarek Abdelazeem Sabra, Hideaki Okajima, Tetsuya Tajima, Ken Fukumitsu, Koichiro Hata, Kentaro Yasuchika, Toshihiko Masui, Kojiro Taura, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
INTRODUCTION: Suprahepatic caval resection and replacement of inferior vena cava (IVC) is standard procedure in deceased donor liver transplantation for patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). However, replacement of IVC in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is difficult. We report a case of BCS successfully treated by LDLT without replacement of IVC. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 52-years-old female with a primary BCS due to IVC thrombosis. A vena cava (VC) stent placed after angioplasty without improvement of the hepatic, portal venous flow and liver functions, Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was considered and the patient had a rapid deterioration and increased ascites...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215949/laparoscopic-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-as-a-safe-procedure-for-postchemotherapy-residual-mass-in-testicular-cancer
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Eliney Ferreira Faria, Hugo Silva Neves, Breno Dauster, Roberto Dias Machado, Wesley Justino Magnabosco, Roberto Lodeiro Muller, Alexandre César Santos, Marcos Tobias-Machado
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility, clinical and perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (L-RPLND) in the management of patients with germ cell tumors (GCT) and residual post-chemotherapy mass. METHODS: We report our experience of 25 patients treated with L-RPLND between 2008 and 2015. All 25 patients were diagnosed with GCT by primary pathological evaluation of the specimens after orchiectomy. All patients received cisplatin-based chemotherapy...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214880/low-ascitic-fluid-total-protein-levels-is-not-associated-to-the-development-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cohort-of-274-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Silje Mo, Flemming Bendtsen, Signe Skovgaard Wiese, Nina Kimer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a complication to decompensated cirrhosis. Fluoroquinolones may prevent SBP. However, predictive markers for SBP are wanted. Guidelines suggest that patients with ascitic fluid protein below 15 g/l receive fluoroquinolones to prevent SBP. This study aimed to assess the clinical utility of low ascitic fluid protein in predicting SBP in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. METHODS: A total of 274 patients with cirrhosis and ascites underwent paracentesis between January 2010 and June 2015...
December 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214793/mesocaval-shunt-creation-for-jejunal-variceal-bleeding-with-chronic-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Ja Kyung Yoon, Man Deuk Kim, Do Yun Lee, Seok Joo Han
The creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a widely performed technique to relieve portal hypertension, and to manage recurrent variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in patients where medical and/or endoscopic treatments have failed. However, portosystemic shunt creation can be challenging in the presence of chronic portal vein occlusion. In this case report, we describe a minimally invasive endovascular mesocaval shunt creation with transsplenic approach for the management of recurrent variceal bleeding in a portal hypertension patient with intra- and extrahepatic portal vein occlusion...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210819/chylous-ascites-after-laparoscopic-low-anterior-colorectal-resection-for-rectosigmoid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
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Dimitris P Korkolis, Maria Kapritsou, Ioannis Passas, Maria Kalafati, Theodoros Katsoulas, Evangelos A Konstantinou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210304/current-management-of-refractory-ascites-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Ruihong Zhao, Juan Lu, Yu Shi, Hong Zhao, Kaijin Xu, Jifang Sheng
Liver cirrhosis is a health problem worldwide, and ascites is its principal symptom. Refractory ascites is intractable and occurs in 5%-10% of all patients with ascites due to cirrhosis. Refractory ascites leads to a poor quality of life and high mortality rate. Ascites develops as a result of portal hypertension, which leads to water-sodium retention and renal failure. Various therapeutic measures can be used for refractory ascites, including large-volume paracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, vasoconstrictive drugs, and an automated low-flow ascites pump system...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207182/antitumor-activity-of-the-synthetic-retinoid-st1926-on-primary-effusion-lymphoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Louna Karam, Bilal Houshaymi, Rana Abdel-Samad, Mariam Jaafar, Iman Halloum, Claudio Pisano, Frank Neipel, Nadine Darwiche, Raghida Abou Merhi
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare B-cell neoplasm, associated with Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus/human herpes virus-8 (KSHV/HHV-8), arising as malignant effusions in body cavities. PEL cells do not harbor conventional genetic cancer mutations; however, their oncogenesis is mainly attributed to HHV-8 latent genes. Treatment strategies are inefficient resulting in poor prognosis of PEL patients, stressing the need for new effective therapy. ST1926 is a synthetic retinoid with favorable antitumor properties and no cross-resistance with the natural retinoid, all-trans retinoic acid...
December 5, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206754/abdominal-ultrasound-does-not-reveal-significant-alterations-in-patients-with-nonceliac-wheat-sensitivity
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Maurizio Soresi, Pasquale Mansueto, Antonino Terranova, Alberto D'Alcamo, Francesco La Blasca, Francesca Cavataio, Rosario Iacobucci, Antonio Carroccio
GOALS: The goal of this study was (A) to evaluate abdominal ultrasound signs in nonceliac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) patients for features useful in diagnosis and (B) to compare these aspects with those of celiac patients to assess whether ultrasound can be useful in the differential diagnosis between NCWS and celiac disease (CD). BACKGROUND: NCWS diagnosis is difficult as no biomarkers of this condition have as yet been identified. In CD ultrasound aspects have been identified that have a good diagnostic accuracy...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205553/vitronectin-vn-glycosylation-patterned-by-lectin-affinity-assays-a-potent-glycoproteomic-tool-to-discriminate-plasma-vn-from-cancer-ascites-vn
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H Benachour, J Leroy-Dudal, R Agniel, J Wilson, M Briand, F Carreiras, O Gallet
Changes in glycosylation have been associated with human cancer, but their complexity poses an analytical challenge. Ovarian cancer is a major cause of death in women because of an often late diagnosis. At least one-third of patients presents ascites fluid at diagnosis, and almost all have ascites at recurrence. Vitronectin (Vn) is a multifunctional glycoprotein that is suggested to be implicated in ovarian cancer metastasis and is found within ascites. The present study evaluated the potential of using lectin affinity for characterizing the glycosylation pattern of Vn...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201807/ascitic-fluid-serum-bilirubin-ratio-as-an-aid-in-preoperative-diagnosis-of-choleperitoneum-in-a-neglected-case-of-spontaneous-common-bile-duct-perforation
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Farhanul Huda, Manisha Naithani, Sudhir K Singh, Sarama Saha
Spontaneous perforation of extrahepatic biliary system is a rare and potentially fatal cause of acute abdomen. Clinical presentation is as biliary peritonitis. This condition is rarely suspected as a cause of peritonitis preoperatively and correct diagnosis is made during surgery. If suspected, diagnosis can be made by various imaging techniques like hepatobiliary scintigraphy, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). As these imaging techniques are not readily available, especially in low socioeconomic countries, we hereby report a case of spontaneous common bile duct (CBD) perforation, which was diagnosed preoperatively by estimation of ascitic fluid-to-serum bilirubin ratio, a simple, quick, and cost-effective test...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201764/predictive-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-variceal-bleeding-due-to-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
#17
Mehmet A Erdogan, Ali R Benli, Serap B Acmali, Mustafa Koroglu, Yahya Atayan, Ahmet Danalioglu, Burcak Kayhan
Aim: To investigate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) is a predictor of variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. Materials and methods: This prospective cohort was performed in the internal medicine department of our tertiary care center. Cirrhotic patients were allocated into two groups: Group I consisted of 31 cases without a history of variceal bleeding, whereas group II was made up of 31 patients with a history of variceal bleeding...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201241/clinical-value-of-urinary-retinol-binding-protein-in-ascites-due-to-cirrhosis
#18
Yujing Xia, Jingjing Li, Sainan Li, Tong Liu, Yuqing Zhou, Qin Yin, Jianrong Wang, Wenxia Lu, Rong Zhang, Yuanyuan Zheng, Fan Wang, Jie Lu, Kan Chen, Weiqi Dai, Yingqun Zhou, Chuanyong Guo
The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical value of urinary retinol-binding protein (RBP) level in the prognosis of cirrhotic ascites by assessment of the RBP levels prior to and following ascites treatment. The levels of urinary RBP, urinary microalbumin (mAlb), serum urea nitrogen (urea) and serum creatinine (Cr), and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were measured in 90 patients with cirrhosis and ascites hospitalized in a single institution between May 2011 and January 2012, and in 30 healthy controls...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200715/antitumor-effects-of-ethanol-extracts-from-hyptis-rhomboidea-in-h22-tumor-bearing-mice
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Hong-Xin Cui, Lu Tang, Fang-Rong Cheng, Ke Yuan
Background: Research the antitumor effects of ethanol extracts from Hyptis rhomboidea in H22 tumor-bearing mice. At the fist-stage of the experiments, the research team took MTT method to measure the antitumor activity in vitro, then selected the most inhibitory tumor cell strain as the test object of antitumor activity in vivo, established three models of a solid tumor H22 liver cancer, ascites tumor, and immunodeficiency in male mice. From inflammatory factor, liver toxicity, in vivo antioxidant index to observe antitumor activity of ethanol extracts from H...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199253/-effects-of-pharmacist-intervention-on-the-treatment-of-infectious-diseases-in-critically-ill-patients
#20
Masaharu Imaura
 The pathological conditions of patients who require intensive care are usually complex and extremely severe; their health and life are in a critical state. Therefore, correct, rapid treatment of these conditions is indispensable. Furthermore, the selection of drugs and adjustment of their dosage for an immediate effect are important. Moreover, most patients are immunocompromised and present an extremely high level of risk for complications involving infectious diseases. Since such complications may lead to life-threatening outcomes, a rational dosage regimen to achieve sufficient antimicrobial activity from the initial stage of treatment is essential...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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