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Cheal Wung Huh, Sung Ill Jang, Beom Jin Lim, Hee Wook Kim, Jae Keun Kim, Jun Sung Park, Ja Kyung Kim, Se Joon Lee, Dong Ki Lee
Common bile duct (CBD) stones are generally associated with greater elevations of alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels than aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase levels. However, some patients with CBD stones show markedly increased aminotransferase levels, sometimes leading to the misdiagnosis of liver disease. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic features of patients with CBD stones and high aminotransferase levels.This prospective cohort study included 882 patients diagnosed with CBD stones using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shannon Melissa Chan, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Hon Chi Yip, Vivien Wai Yin Wong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The recent development of endosonography (EUS)-guided gallbladder drainage (EGBD) with a lumen-apposing stent has made endoscopic assessment and advanced gallbladder interventions via the stent possible. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of per-oral cholecystoscopy and the types of gallbladder interventions that can be performed. METHODS: This was a retrospective review conducted in the Prince of Wales Hospital from June 2012 to March 2016...
October 15, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Vicky Dhooghe, David Reynders, Peter Cools
BACKGROUND: Omental torsion is a rare and very unusual cause of acute abdominal pain. If often mimics other acute pathologies and it is very difficult to diagnose preoperatively, which can lead to deterioration of the patient. It is seldom reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a well-documented case of a 67-year-old white woman who complained about abdominal pain, which was slowly increasing in severity. She had no previous abdominal interventions...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Long Peng, Jian Xiao, Zhanying Liu, Yong Li, Weidong Xiao
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic left hepatectomy (LLH) for hepatolithiasis had been successfully performed in a series of cases, its advantages over open left hepatectomy (OLH) are still uncertain. This meta-analysis is to compare the clinical outcomes of LLH with those of OLH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature research was performed to identify comparative studies on LLH versus OLH for hepatolithiasis from January 1991 to May 2016. Operative outcomes, postoperative outcomes, and gallstone clearance rate were evaluated...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Dinesh Singh Tekcham, Satish S Poojary, Shushruta Bhunia, Mustafa Ahmed Barbhuiya, Sanjeev Gupta, Braj Raj Shrivastav, Pramod Kumar Tiwari
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Loss of function of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) has been reported in cancer. The two promoters of APC, 1A and 1B also have roles in cancer. But, the epigenetic role of APC promoters is not yet clear in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and gallstone diseases (GSD). We undertook this study to determine the epigenetic role of APC in GBC and GSD. METHODS: Methylation-specific (MS)-PCR was used to analyze the methylation of APC gene. The expression of APC gene was studied by semi-quantitative PCR, real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry (IHC) in GBC, GSD and adjacent normal tissues...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Cecilia Strömberg, Camilla Böckelman, Huan Song, Weimin Ye, Eero Pukkala, Caj Haglund, Magnus Nilsson
Background and study aims: Elevated long-term risk of cholangiocarcinoma is reported after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES), but in a previous study we found a trend towards a decreased risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association in a larger cohort with a longer follow-up. Patients and methods: Data concerning all patients having had an inpatient endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were collected from the hospital discharge registries of Finland and Sweden. Incident cases of malignancy were identified through linkage to the nationwide Cancer Registries...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Vishnubhotla Venkata Ravikanth, Guduru Venkat Rao, Bale Govardhan, Mitnala Sasikala, Chivukula Subramanyam, H V Vivekananda Murthy, Siddapuram Siva Prasad, G Deepika, Rebala Pradeep, Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pigmentous gallstones occur in South Indians despite significant higher levels of circulating cholesterol. This study was conducted to identify the biochemical and/or genetic causes for the formation of pigmentous gallstones in this ethnic group. METHODS: Plasma lipid profile, bile cholesterol, acids, and phospholipid levels were estimated in patients with gall stone disease and age, sex matched controls using standard protocols. Twenty-seven SNPs related to cholesterol and bilirubin metabolism pathway genes were genotyped in the study population using the Sequenom platform...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Masakazu Hashimoto, Kei Koide, Michinori Arita, Koji Kawaguchi, Masakazu Tokunaga, Yoshihiro Mikuriya, Toshiyuki Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a relatively rare disorder of the gallbladder. Breast cancer recurrence more than 10 years after curative surgery is also infrequent. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with right flank pain. Her medical history included a lumpectomy for cancer of the left breast 12 years prior. Laboratory tests showed a severe inflammatory reaction and mild liver function abnormalities...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Sheng-Huei Wang, Yu-Ching Chou, Wei-Chuan Shangkuan, Kuang-Yu Wei, Yu-Han Pan, Hung-Che Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis, but whether the level of triglyceride (TG) is related to severity of pancreatitis is unclear. AIM: To evaluate the effect of TG level on the severity of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTGP). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 144 patients with HTGP from 1999 to 2013 at Tri-Service General Hospital...
2016: PloS One
Jill Koshiol, Aniela Wozniak, Paz Cook, Christina Adaniel, Johanna Acevedo, Lorena Azócar, Ann W Hsing, Juan C Roa, Marcela F Pasetti, Juan F Miquel, Myron M Levine, Catterina Ferreccio
In Chile, where gallbladder cancer (GBC) rates are high and typhoid fever was endemic until the 1990s, we evaluated the association between Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) antibodies and GBC. We tested 39 GBC cases, 40 gallstone controls, and 39 population-based controls for S. Typhi Vi antibodies and performed culture and quantitative polymerase chain reaction for the subset with bile, gallstone, tissue, and stool samples available. We calculated gender and education-adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association with GBC...
October 11, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Alex B Blair, Nathaniel McQuay
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis and cholelithiasis is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. Inadvertent perforation and spillage of gallbladder contents are not uncommon. The potential impact of subsequent retained gallstones is understated. We present the case of an intraperitoneal gallstone retained from a previous cholecystectomy eroding into the bowel and leading to intraluminal mechanical bowel obstruction requiring operative intervention. This case illustrates the potential risks of retained gallstones and reinforces the need to diligently collect any dropped stones at the time of initial operation...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Qiang Gao, Chao Huang, Binbin Sun, Bhutto M Aqeel, Jing Wang, Weiming Chen, Xiumei Mo, Xinjian Wan
Stent insertion and chemical agents of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate for dissolving common bile duct stone diseases through extra biliary tract infusion have been believed a relatively effective therapeutics for the clinical symptom. Core-shell nanofibers produced by co-axial electrospinning to deliver chemical drugs, biomacromolecules, genes and even cells have been reported for various advanced drug delivery system and tissue engineering applications. In the present study, poly (lactide-co-ɛ-caprolactone) (PLCL) core-shell nanofiber-coated film of stent, loaded with ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate in core layer, was fabricated by co-axial electrospinning for treating gallstone disease...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Daniel Mønsted Shabanzadeh, Torben Jørgensen, Allan Linneberg, Lars Tue Sørensen, Tea Skaaby
Gallstone disease is highly prevalent in the general population and is a major gastrointestinal cause of hospital admissions. The objectives were to determine whether circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were associated to ultrasound proven gallstones or cholecystectomy in a general population sample. Determinants of vitamin D status were also explored. A random sample of 4130 people from the population of Copenhagen with ages 41-71 years were invited (N = 4130) and 2650 participants were included...
October 1, 2016: Endocrine
Mohamed H Boshnaq, Nabeel Merali, Islam H El Abbassy, Sayed A Eldesouky, Mohamed A Rabie
AIM OF THE STUDY: The guidelines recommend that patients with mild gallstones pancreatitis should undergo a definitive management for gallstones during the same admission or within the next two weeks. The aim of this study was to estimate the financial cost resulting from a delay in surgical management following mild gallstones pancreatitis. This includes the costs of readmissions with biliary events and the subsequent investigations required during these admissions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis included patients with gallstone pancreatitis who were admitted to a district general hospital in the United Kingdom over one year...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Abhinav Singh, Philip J Smith, Ian M Cropley, Katie L Planche, Mark I Hamilton, Charles D Murray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 29, 2016: Gut
Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Jacques Devière
In Bouveret's syndrome, a biliary stone obstructs the duodenum. Surgical treatment is plagued by high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, endoscopic treatment has become a first-line approach. Areas covered: A literature search of Medline and Google Scholar databases was performed using the terms endoscopic treatment, non-operative treatment, Bouveret's syndrome, and gallstone ileus. Sixty-one cases of successful endoscopic treatment were found over the period 1978-2016 and are summarized herein. Therapeutic modalities used in 52 patients with complete success included mechanical lithotripsy (40% of cases), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (21% of cases), extraction of the intact stone and laser lithotripsy (15% of cases each), extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and duodenal stenting (4% of cases each)...
October 5, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Jie-Gao Zhu, Wei Guo, Wei Han, Zhong-Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Choledocholithiasis represents a greater proportion of gallstone in the elderly. Elderly patients have more comorbidity, which could increase the operative risk and postoperative complications. However, no study has focused on the effect and safety of laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE) in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to investigate whether LTCBDE can be performed effectively and safely in elderly patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent LTCBDE for choledocholithiasis performed from January 2010 to December 2012...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Hui-Yi Feng, Yang-Chao Chen
The role of bile acids in colorectal cancer has been well documented, but their role in pancreatic cancer remains unclear. In this review, we examined the risk factors of pancreatic cancer. We found that bile acids are associated with most of these factors. Alcohol intake, smoking, and a high-fat diet all lead to high secretion of bile acids, and bile acid metabolic dysfunction is a causal factor of gallstones. An increase in secretion of bile acids, in addition to a long common channel, may result in bile acid reflux into the pancreatic duct and to the epithelial cells or acinar cells, from which pancreatic adenocarcinoma is derived...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Ankur Jindal, Cyriac Abby Philips, Kapil Jamwal, Shiv K Sarin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Endoscopy
Cynthia L Tang, Thomas Schlich
This article uses the case of the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluating laparoscopic cholecystectomy to investigate the introduction of minimally invasive surgery in the 1990s and explore the meaning of RCTs within the context of the introduction of a new surgical technology. It thus brings together the history of the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder, and the history of the RCT, shedding light on particular aspects of both. We first situate the RCT in the context of the history of the various treatment options for gallstones, or cholelithiasis, then characterize the specific situation of the rapid, patient-driven spread of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and in a next step describe how the local context of laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a new technology made it possible and desirable to conduct an RCT, despite numerous obstacles...
September 25, 2016: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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