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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315818/sclerosing-encapsulated-peritonitis-a-devastating-and-infrequent-disease-complicating-kidney-transplantation-case-report-and-literature-review
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Liliana Caicedo, Alejandro Delgado, Luis A Caicedo, Juan Carlos Bravo, Laura S Thomas, Martin Rengifo, Jorge I Villegas, Oscar Serrano, Gabriel J Echeverri
INTRODUCTION: Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis (SEP) is a rare condition with an incidence of up to 3% and a mortality of up to 51% among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients (Brown et al., Korte et al. and Kawanishi et al.). In the last ten years, the incidence of SEP in kidney transplant recipients has increased (Nakamoto, de Sousa et al. and Korte et al.). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 31-year old male with a 15 years history of PD and later kidney retransplantation was admitted to the emergency service after experiencing several weeks of diffuse abdominal pain which had escalated to include vomiting and diarrhea during the 24h previous to admission...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315028/potential-for-screening-for-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-using-the-fecal-elastase-1-test
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REVIEW
J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, Philip D Hardt, Markus M Lerch, Matthias J Löhr
The early diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is hindered because many of the functional diagnostic techniques used are expensive and require specialized facilities, which prevent their widespread availability. We have reviewed current evidence in order to compare the utility of these functional diagnostic techniques with the fecal elastase-1 (FE-1) test in the following three scenarios: screening for PEI in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of pancreatic disease, such as abdominal pain or diarrhea; determining the presence of PEI in patients with an established diagnosis of pancreatic disease, such as chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis; determining exocrine status in disorders not commonly tested for PEI, but which have a known association with this disorder...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314871/-evidence-based-lichtenstein-technique
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W Reinpold, D Chen
Lichtenstein hernioplasty is the number one technique worldwide for open, mesh-based inguinal hernia repair. The principle of Lichtenstein hernioplasty is the tension-free reinforcement of the abdominal wall by covering the transversalis fascia and the oblique muscles with an artificial patch of mesh. The Lichtenstein technique has been modified since its inception. The technique has the benefits of low costs and a rapid learning curve and can be performed with the patient under local anesthesia. The recurrence rates after the Lichtenstein operation are significantly lower compared to open suture repair and equal to laparoendoscopic techniques...
March 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306531/managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome-the-impact-of-micro-physiotherapy
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Daniel Grosjean, Patrice Benini, Pierre Carayon
Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a complex pathology, high prevalence and large impact on patients' quality of life. As conventional therapy may yield unsatisfactory results, a more holistic approach may be desirable. The current study assessed the effect of micro-physiotherapy on the severity of IBS symptoms. Methods In a double-blind study, 61 recurrent IBS patients were randomised to two sessions of micro-physiotherapy or sham micro-physiotherapy. Inclusion criteria were the presence of ≥1 IBS symptom from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296747/adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-atypical-cutaneous-manifestations
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Francisco Javier Narváez Garcia, María Pascual, Mercè López de Recalde, Pablo Juarez, Isabel Morales-Ivorra, Jaime Notario, Anna Jucglà, Joan M Nolla
The diagnosis of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) can be very difficult. There are no specific tests available, and diagnosis is usually based on a symptom complex and the well-described typical evanescent rash seen in the majority of patients. However, in recent years, other atypical cutaneous manifestations of AOSD have been reported. These atypical skin eruptions often present in addition to the typical evanescent rash but may also be the only skin manifestation, resulting in delayed diagnosis because of under-recognition...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295822/anterior-rectus-sheath-blocks-in-children-with-abdominal-wall-pain-due-to-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series-of-85-children
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Murid Siawash, Frederique Mol, Walther Tjon-A-Ten, Christel Perquin, Percy van Eerten, Ernst van Heurn, Rudi Roumen, Marc Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain in children may be caused by the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. Local nerve blocks are recommended as an initial treatment in adults. Evidence on effectiveness and safety of such a treatment in children is lacking. AIM: Our aim was to study outcome and adverse events of anterior rectus sheath blocks in childhood anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age receiving anterior rectus sheath blocks were prospectively followed...
March 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294508/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-wall-pain-following-surgery-a-case-series
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Marco Baciarello, Greta Migliavacca, Maurizio Marchesini, Adriana Valente, Massimo Allegri, Guido Fanelli
OBJECTIVE: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively simple regional anesthesia technique which entails the injection of local anesthetics (LA) into the interfascial plane between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, where nerves supplying the anterolateral abdominal wall course. It is widely used for acute pain management following abdominal surgical procedures. We describe a series of cases in which TAP blocks were used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP)...
March 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293056/myoid-angioendothelioma-of-the-spleen-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammadhossein Anbardar, Seyed-Ali Malekhosseini
Most common tumors of the spleen are hematologic and lymphoid malignancies. Non-lymphoid and non-hematologic tumors of the spleen are very rare, the most common of which are vascular tumors. This group of tumors in the spleen is composed of heterogeneous tumors such as hemangioma, angioendothelioma (AE), littoral cell angioma, and angiosarcoma. There are several histologic forms of AE such as epithelioid AE, Kaposiform AE, and myoid AE. Among these splenic vascular tumors, myoid angioendothelioma (MAE) seems to be the least common type...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285209/acute-large-bowel-pseudo-obstruction-due-to-atrophic-visceral-myopathy-a-case-report
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Sean M Wrenn, Charles S Parsons, Michelle Yang, Ajai K Malhotra
PURPOSE: Atrophic visceral myopathy is a pathological diagnosis characterized by atrophy of the smooth muscle layers of the viscera with intact ganglia. Rarely, it can present acutely as an intestinal pseudo-obstruction. We describe a rare case report and explore how this diagnosis can be distinguished from other forms of intestinal obstruction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 60-year-old male with a past medical history of hypothyroidism presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of worsening abdominal distention and pain associated with nausea and vomiting...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282361/use-of-analgesics-in-young-adults-as-a-predictor-of-health-care-utilization-and-pain-prevalence-israel-defense-forces-experience
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Karina Dorfman, Olga Komargodski, Racheli Magnezi, Stanislav Lifshitz, Dorit Tzur, Nirit Yavnai, Gal Ifergane
Pain evaluation in large community studies is difficult. Analgesics can be a useful tool in estimating pain related conditions in which analgesic use is highly regulated. In this study we evaluated analgesics consumption patterns of regular Israel Defense Force soldiers. We have performed a historical cohort study of 665,137 young adults during active duty in 2002-2012. Analgesics were prescribed to 518,242 (78%) soldiers, mostly for musculoskeletal pain (69.3%), abdominal pain (12.7%) and headache (12.1%)...
March 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281169/complications-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Mitchell L Ramsey, Darwin L Conwell, Phil A Hart
Chronic pancreatitis is a disease that leads to irreversible changes in the pancreatic morphology and function. The loss of function can lead to diabetes mellitus and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. The inflammation and fibrosis can also lead to other complications including a chronic abdominal pain syndrome, metabolic bone disease, and pancretic cancer. This article reviews our current understanding of the mechanisms and management of these complications of chronic pancreatitis.
March 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273606/an-impressive-choledochal-cyst-and-its-surgical-resection
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Nhu Thao Nguyen Galván, Kayla Kumm, Dor Yoeli, Ellen Witte, Michael Kueht, Ronald Timothy Cotton, Abbas Rana, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
INTRODUCTION: Choledochal cysts are rare congenital dilations of the biliary tree that can present with non-specific symptoms such as abdominal pain, jaundice, cholelithiasis and pancreatitis. Although most commonly identified in children, they can be found in the adult population. However, because of the non-specific symptoms, this diagnosis may be difficult to make in the adult. A physician therefore must keep this diagnosis within their differential, as it may arise in an unexpected patient population who may present with a convoluted work up...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273275/assessing-the-sleep-quality-and-depression-anxiety-stress-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients
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Nadieh Baniasadi, Mohammad Moein Dehesh, Elham Mohebbi, Mahdy Hayatbakhsh Abbasi, Zohreh Oghabian
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders with chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habit without any organic reason. Sleep disorders may be associated to IBS. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess sleep disturbances and depression-anxiety-stress in IBS patients. METHODS: In this analytical cross sectional study from November 2013 to May 2014, A total of 123 IBS patients were recruited by simple random sampling...
February 23, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272682/xanthogranulomatous-pancreatitis-a-rare-case-defying-clinical-radiological-and-tumor-marker-diagnostics-with-a-review-of-literature
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Kavita Gaur, Shramana Mandal, Nidhi Mahajan, Sandeep Saluja, Satyajit Godhi
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas is an extremely rare entity mimicking pancreatic neoplasia. Elevation of tumor markers has seldom been reported in xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas, rendering the diagnosis difficult and highlighting the importance of a meticulous histopathological examination. A 58-year-old male presented with severe abdominal pain and anorexia for six months. A heterogeneously enhancing solid cystic mass was detected in the pancreatic head on contrast enhanced computed tomography...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270878/sclerosing-mesenteritis-multidisciplinary-collaboration-is-essential-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Huan He, Min Zhi, Min Zhang, Mingli Su, Huangwei Chen, Liang Kang, Yan Huang, Zhiyang Zhou, Xiang Gao, Jianping Wang, Pinjin Hu
Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is an extremely rare disease characterized by chronic non-specific inflammation, fat necrosis and fibrosis of the mesentery. We presented a 77-year-old man with progressive dyschezia, abdominal pain and mass in left lower quadrant. Computed tomography (CT) exhibited a thickened mesentery, enlarged lymph nodes and strand-like densities around the mesenteric vessels. However, laboratory investigation, colonoscopy and positron emission tomography did not provide any specific results for diagnosis...
February 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270361/morphological-and-immunohistochemical-comparison-of-intrapancreatic-nerves-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-type-1-autoimmune-pancreatitis
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Kota Kato, Tsukasa Ikeura, Masato Yanagawa, Takashi Tomiyama, Toshiro Fukui, Kazushige Uchida, Makoto Takaoka, Akiyoshi Nishio, Yoshiko Uemura, Sohei Satoi, Hisao Yamada, Kazuichi Okazaki
OBJECTIVES: The abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis (CP) may be related to the increased number and size of intrapancreatic nerves. On the other hand, patients with type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) rarely suffer from the pain syndrome, and there are no previous studies concerning the histopathological findings of intrapancreatic nerves in patients with type 1 AIP. The current study is aimed at investigating the differences in the histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of intrapancreatic nerves in patients with CP and type 1 AIP...
February 20, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265892/current-approach-to-the-evaluation-and-management-of-microscopic-colitis
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REVIEW
Thomas G Cotter, Darrell S Pardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, particularly in the elderly. The accompanying symptoms, which include abdominal pain and fatigue, can markedly impair patients' quality of life. Diagnosis is based upon characteristic histologic findings of the colonic mucosa. This review focuses on the current approach to evaluation and management of patients with microscopic colitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the incidence of microscopic colitis has been increasing over time, recent epidemiological studies show stabilization at 21...
February 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260462/dicrocoelium-dentriticum-in-explanted-liver-report-of-an-unusual-finding
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Farid Azmoudeh-Ardalan, Vahid Soleimani, Behnaz Jahanbin
Dicrocoelium dentriticum, a member of trematode type helminths, is a liver parasite of ruminants. Humans are infected accidentally by ingestion of intermediate host, through infected ants via eating of raw vegetables or drinking of contaminated water. Infection is often asymptomatic or results in subtle symptoms; therefore, infections are usually unrecognized. However, it can produce chronic cholangitis and swelling or adenomatous proliferation in the bile ducts and lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, jaundice, and other symptoms...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257540/water-load-test-in-children-with-chronic-abdominal-pain-or-obesity-compared-with-nonobese-controls
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Rami Arrouk, Aryn Karpinski, Teri Lavenbarg, John Belmont, Richard W McCallum, Paul Hyman
OBJECTIVE: Satiety is the perception of satisfied fullness and represents a summation of neural and hormonal influences. Satiety can be assessed by drink tests, including water load. The objective of our study was to confirm the difference in water load volume between nonobese control children and children with functional dyspepsia (FD), children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and obese children. METHODS: A total of 158 children ages 6 to 13 years participated in the study...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255472/undigested-pills-in-stool-mimicking-parasitic-infection
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Fazia Mir, Ilyas Achakzai, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan
Background. Orally ingested medications now come in both immediate release and controlled release preparations. Controlled release preparations were developed by pharmaceutical companies to improve compliance and decrease frequency of pill ingestion. Case Report. A 67-year-old obese male patient presented to our clinic with focal abdominal pain that had been present 3 inches below umbilicus for the last three years. This pain was not associated with any trauma or recent heavy lifting. Upon presentation, the patient reported that for the last two months he started to notice pearly oval structures in his stool accompanying his chronic abdominal pain...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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