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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914655/crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Joana Torres, Saurabh Mehandru, Jean-Frédéric Colombel, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with increasing incidence worldwide. Crohn's disease might result from a complex interplay between genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, and altered gut microbiota, leading to dysregulated innate and adaptive immune responses. The typical clinical scenario is a young patient presenting with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, and fatigue. Assessment of disease extent and of prognostic factors for complications is paramount to guide therapeutic decisions...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909636/imatinib-induced-ototoxicity-in-a-patient-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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Komal Wasif, Nawal Wasif, Muhammad W Saif
Imatinib (Gleevec) is a biological agent that is approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The most frequently seen adverse effects in patients treated with imatinib include superficial edema, muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, rash, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and joint pain. Ototoxicity has rarely been reported except in two cases. We report a case of bilateral irreversible sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) caused by imatinib in a patient receiving this agent in the adjuvant setting...
October 26, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908818/ascending-aorta-to-hepatic-and-mesenteric-artery-bypassing-in-patients-with-chronic-mesenteric-ischaemia-and-extensive-aortic-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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James Barr, John Kokotsakis, Pantelis Tsipas, Prodromos Papapavlou, Konstantinos Velissarios, Theodoros Kratimenos, Thanos Athanasiou
Chronic mesenteric ischaemia (CMI) is a rare disorder caused by severe stenosis of the mesenteric arterial supply that results in post prandial pain and weight loss. Treatment options are surgical or endovascular. Surgical bypass can be performed in an antegrade fashion from the supracoeliac abdominal aorta or the distal descending thoracic aorta or in a retrograde fashion from the infra-renal aorta or the common iliac artery. However in some patients with disease of the descending thoracic aorta (DTA) or the abdominal aorta (AA) another site for the proximal anastomosis needs to be found...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907915/parasitic-infections-in-children-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Ebru Arik Yilmaz, Betul Karaatmaca, Cansin Sackesen, Umit Murat Sahiner, Ozlem Cavkaytar, Bulent E Sekerel, Ozge Soyer
BACKGROUND: Parasites have been proposed to be an underlying cause of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in childhood, but a clear causal relationship between them has not been established. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of parasitic infection-related CSU (PIRCSU) in children and to determine the factors associated with PIRCSU. METHOD: Data from 211 children with CSU were analyzed. Information on stool examination, antiparasitic medications received, and response to treatment was recorded...
December 2, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907013/development-and-implementation-of-the-ebola-traveler-monitoring-program-and-clinical-outcomes-of-monitored-travelers-during-october-may-2015-minnesota
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Aaron DeVries, Pamela Talley, Kristin Sweet, Susan Kline, Patricia Stinchfield, Pritish Tosh, Richard Danila
BACKGROUND: In October 2014, the United States began actively monitoring all persons who had traveled from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the previous 21 days. State public health departments were responsible for monitoring all travelers; Minnesota has the largest Liberian population in the United States. The MDH Ebola Clinical Team (ECT) was established to assess travelers with symptoms of concern for Ebola virus disease (EVD), coordinate access to healthcare at appropriate facilities including Ebola Assessment and Treatment Units (EATU), and provide guidance to clinicians...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904118/acquired-factor-v-inhibitors-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Atsushi Kitazawa, Hideo Misawa, Katsuhiro Nagahori, Ryo Koda, Atsunori Yoshino, Shinya Kawamoto, Tetsuro Takeda
We report a case of acquired factor V inhibitors (AFVIs) in a patient with end-stage renal disease receiving warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation. A 72-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital complaining of tarry stools and abdominal pain. The laboratory findings revealed eosinophilia (52.1%), prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) (98 s), PT (84 s), a factor V (FV) activity of <3%, and an FV inhibitor level of 6 Bethesda units/mL. After administration of prednisolone was started, his coagulation findings improved...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903231/new-analogues-of-mycophenolic-acid
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Agnieszka Głowacka, Michal Prejs, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, immunosuppressive and anticancer properties. It is a non-competitive and reversible inhibitor of dehydrogenase inosine-5'-monophosphate (IMPDH) [1,2]. This compound belongs to the immunosuppressive drugs used for the prevention of both acute and chronic transplant rejection [3]. Until now clinically have been used two derivatives of MPA: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF, CellCept) and mycophenolate sodium (MPS, Myfortic). They cause, similar to MPA, although at lower degree, the side effects such as vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, gastrointestinal, urogenital tract, blood or nervous system disorders...
November 29, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902749/risk-factors-associated-with-renal-involvement-in-childhood-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-a-meta-analysis
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Han Chan, Yan-Ling Tang, Xiao-Hang Lv, Gao-Fu Zhang, Mo Wang, Hai-Ping Yang, Qiu Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is an important cause of chronic kidney disease in children. This meta-analysis identified risk factors associated with renal involvement in childhood HSP. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched. The quality of all eligible studies was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale criteria. An analysis of possible risk factors was conducted to report the odds ratio (OR) and weighted mean difference (WMD)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898557/a-surprising-case-of-chronic-abdominal-pain
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Darayes Mobed, David Sean Middleton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897155/diagnosis-and-management-of-microscopic-colitis
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REVIEW
Darrell S Pardi
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a relatively common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, especially in older persons. Associated symptoms, including abdominal pain and arthralgias, are common. The diagnosis is based upon characteristic histological findings in the presence of diarrhea. The two types of MC, collagenous and lymphocytic colitis, share similar clinical features, with the main difference being the presence or absence of a thickened subepithelial collagen band. There are several treatment options for patients with MC, although only budesonide has been well studied in multiple controlled clinical trials...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895411/reoperation-in-an-adult-female-with-right-sided-hirschsprung-s-disease-complicated-by-refractory-hypertension-and-cough
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Zhi-Jian Wei, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is an intestinal malformation caused by the innate absence of ganglion cells in the neural plexus of the colorectal wall, and is most common in male infants. It is rare in adult, and is usually left-sided. Herein we reported based on the CARE guidelines a case of a 47-year-old adult female suffering from "right-sided" HD complicated by refractory hypertension and cough. The patient with a history of cesarean section and with digestive unfitness (abdominal pain, distention, and constipation) only since 20 years old had recurrence of HD after initial surgery due to the incomplete removal of the HD-affected bowel based on a diagnosis of "chronic ileus", leading to the relapse of the digestive symptoms and the emergence of some intractable circulatory and respiratory complications which could be hardly controlled by conservative treatment...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885350/a-case-of-dermatomyositis-and-anti-ej-autoantibody-with-chronic-intestinal-pseudoobstruction-successfully-treated-with-octreotide
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Chiho Yamada, Shinji Sato, Noriko Sasaki, Takayoshi Kurabayashi, Sho Sasaki, Yasushi Koyama, Naofumi Chinen, Takayuki Wakabayashi, Yasuo Suzuki
Chronic intestinal pseudoobstruction (CIPO) is a serious complication in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) and is sometimes life-threatening or fatal despite intensive medical treatment. Here, we report a patient with dermatomyositis (DM) and anti-EJ autoantibody who developed CIPO that was improved by octreotide. Because her abdominal pain and bloatedness were so severe and persistent, we introduced octreotide to relieve symptoms. In this case, continuous intravenous administration as well as long-acting subcutaneous injection of octreotide was effective for treating CIPO...
2016: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879488/18f-naf-pet-demonstrating-unusual-focal-tracer-activity-in-the-brain
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Anuradha Thenkondar, Lida Jafari, Robbie Sooriash, Fereshteh Hajsadeghi, Gholam R Berenji, Yuxin Li
A 60-year-old man with enlarged prostate, hypertension, and diabetes was referred for F-NaF PET/CT to evaluate possible metastatic lesions. The patient appeared asymptomatic on the day of the study, without any signs indicating stroke. Patient also had no known history of malignancy or cerebrovascular disease. He had mild elevation of the prostate-specific antigen level, and biopsy of his prostate was not performed. Patient had long-standing history of chronic back pain and abdominal pain. The PET bone scan demonstrated a large area of very intense tracer uptake in the brain...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875360/outcomes-after-conservative-endoscopic-and-surgical-treatment-of-groove-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review
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Liesbeth M Kager, Selma J Lekkerkerker, Marianna Arvanitakis, Myriam Delhaye, Paul Fockens, Marja A Boermeester, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Groove pancreatitis (GP) is a focal form of chronic pancreatitis affecting the paraduodenal groove area, for which consensus on diagnosis and management is lacking. GOALS: We performed a systematic review of the literature to determine patient characteristics and imaging features of GP and to evaluate clinical outcomes after treatment. RESULTS: Eight studies were included reporting on 335 GP patients with a median age of 47 years (range, 34 to 64 y), with 90% male, 87% smokers, and 87% alcohol consumption, and 47 months (range, 15 to 122 mo) of follow-up...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873750/persistent-spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-secondary-to-candida-albicans-in-a-patient-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aneela Majeed, Waqas Ullah, Umar Zahid, Mayar Al Mohajer
Candida albicans is a common human pathogen. Occasionally, it can cause peritonitis in immunocompromised and postsurgical patients. We report a case of a male patient who presented with abdominal pain and distention. He had a history of end-stage liver disease secondary to alcoholism. His peritoneal fluid culture revealed C albicans, and (1-3)-β-d glucan (BDG) level was elevated. His hospital course was complicated by sepsis and renal failure. He was treated with antifungals for spontaneous fungal peritonitis...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873158/feasibility-and-importance-of-enteroscopy-after-gastric-bypass
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Dean Keren, H Madi, I Matter, A Assalia, T Rainis
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery has increased in popularity, with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) being one of the most frequently performed. This leads to many cases in which the stomach is removed from routine gastroscopy access, sometimes being a major source of concern. Performing enteroscopy in these patients is technically difficult. We present our experience with 24 cases in which the aim was to access the detached stomach. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on RYGB enteroscopy procedures aimed to access the detached stomach...
November 21, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866713/twelve-year-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-adhesiolysis-in-patients-with-chronic-abdominal-pain-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marijke J Molegraaf, Bart Torensma, Christopher P Lange, Johan F Lange, Johan Jeekel, Dingeman J Swank
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adhesiolysis as a therapy for chronic pain is still controversial, and long-term effects are not known; therefore, our aim was to evaluate long-term effects of laparoscopic adhesiolysis for the treatment of chronic abdominal pain believed to be related to intraperitoneal adhesions. METHODS: A total of 100 patients with abdominal pain attributed to adhesions were randomized to laparoscopic adhesiolysis or a placebo group with laparoscopy alone...
November 17, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863342/a-case-report-describing-diverticulosis-of-the-appendix-presenting-as-acute-appendicitis
#18
Sarah L Khan, Madhu Siddeswarappa, Mohammad Farrukh Khan
INTRODUCTION: Diverticulosis of the appendix (DA) is a rare clinical finding which is often confused with acute or chronic appendicitis and is usually only identified during or after appendectomy. The symptoms of DA can last for up to two weeks and laboratory studies tend to reflect a more chronic inflammation. Distinguishing the two entities is important as DA has a higher risk for perforation and may be associated with an underlying malignancy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 54--year old African--American male presented with three--days of right sided abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857901/complete-agenesis-of-the-dorsal-pancreas-a-rare-clinical-entity
#19
Ambooken P Robert, Showkathali Iqbal, Mathew John
Complete agenesis of the dorsal pancreas (ADP) is an exceedingly rare congenital anomaly, compatible with life. The first case was reported in 1911 and so far around 100 cases have been reported in the world literature. Majority of the patients with this anomaly are asymptomatic or associated with abdominal pain, hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus, and acute or chronic pancreatitis. We present a case report of a 34-year-old male with ADP, diagnosed incidentally during radiological evaluation for abdominal pain...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843669/a-case-of-a-chronic-pancreatic-pseudocyst-causing-atraumatic-splenic-rupture-without-evidence-of-acute-pancreatitis
#20
P Moori, E J Nevins, T Wright, C Bromley, Y Rado
Atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare complication of a pancreatic pseudocyst (PP), described in the setting of chronic pancreatitis. There is common understanding, within the literature, that an inflammatory process at the tail of the pancreas may disrupt the spleen and result in such splenic complications. The authors present a case report of a 29-year-old male with a PP, associated with chronic pancreatitis. The patient had a history of excessive alcohol intake and presented to the emergency department with a short history of abdominal pain and vomiting...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
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