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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729154/tremelimumab-as-second-line-or-third-line-treatment-in-relapsed-malignant-mesothelioma-determine-a-multicentre-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2b-trial
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Michele Maio, Arnaud Scherpereel, Luana Calabrò, Joachim Aerts, Susana Cedres Perez, Alessandra Bearz, Kristiaan Nackaerts, Dean A Fennell, Dariusz Kowalski, Anne S Tsao, Paul Taylor, Federica Grosso, Scott J Antonia, Anna K Nowak, Maria Taboada, Martina Puglisi, Paul K Stockman, Hedy L Kindler
BACKGROUND: New therapeutic strategies for malignant mesothelioma are urgently needed. In the DETERMINE study, we investigated the effects of the cytotoxic-T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) monoclonal antibody tremelimumab in patients with previously treated advanced malignant mesothelioma. METHODS: DETERMINE was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2b trial done at 105 study centres across 19 countries in patients with unresectable pleural or peritoneal malignant mesothelioma who had progressed after one or two previous systemic treatments for advanced disease...
July 17, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726665/-about-the-role-of-digestive-tract-decompression-in-patients-with-acute-bowel-obstruction-mistakes-complications-and-their-prevention
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V Benedykt
The purpose of the work is improvement in treatment of patients with acute small bowel obstruction by justification for gastrointestinal decompression and different methods of small intestine intubation for effective evacuation of itscontents. We conducted morphological and morphometric study of the small intestine in 53 white rats. It was established that acute small bowel obstruction causes expansion of all parts of small bowel microvasculature with significant lesions of venous structures. We revealed thinning of intestinal muscular layer 2...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725308/a-case-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-induced-cytomegalovirus-enteritis-presenting-as-bowel-pseudo-obstruction
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Shou-Wu Lee, Chung-Wang Ko, Szu-Chia Liao, Chung-Shihn Chang, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chi-Sen Chang
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in small intestines has rarely been reported. We report a 67-year-old woman with abdominal pain for 2 weeks. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed wall-thickening of the segmental small bowel. Enteroscopy disclosed discrete ulcers at the jejunum, and biopsy histopathology showed positive CMV immunoreactivity. Laboratory tests showed positive blood CMV with a viral load of 9,400 DNA copies/mL and high IgG titer and low vitamin D level. After antiviral therapy and oral vitamin D supply, her symptoms improved...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721191/small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-mesenteric-abscess-caused-by-mycobacterium-avium-complex-in-an-hiv-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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S M Mohar, Saqib Saeed, Alexius Ramcharan, Hector Depaz
Small bowel obstruction in HIV patients is reportedly caused by inflammatory pseudotumor, Kaposi's sarcoma, cryptococcal lymphadenopathy and intestinal tuberculosis. The incidence of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in HIV patients is 3% for CD4 cell count of 100-199 /mm(3). MAC causing small bowel obstruction is rarely reported in the literature. We report a rare case of MAC causing mesenteric abscess with small bowel obstruction in a HIV patient with a CD4 cell count of 144 /mm(3). Patient was a 35-year-old HIV-positive male on highly active antiretroviral therapy who presented with partial small bowel obstruction secondary to mesenteric abscess...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712196/small-gut-volvulus-a-rare-twist-in-the-setting-of-an-even-rarer-entity-multiple-giant-jejuno-ileal-diverticula
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Ayesha Khan, Faheem Khan, Kashif Rafique, Sarwar Khan, Anam Majid, Khalid Khan, Asad Ullah
Small gut volvulus with multiple Jejuno-ileal diverticulosis is an unusual pathology of the small intestine with a scarce number of cases reported so far. It usually goes unnoticed because it is often asymptomatic but complications like diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction can occur in 10-30% of the cases. Mechanical obstruction, if it occurs, can be caused by adhesions or stenosis due to diverticulitis, intussusception at the site of the diverticulum and volvulus of the segment containing the diverticula...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711168/surgical-treatment-of-intestinal-complications-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-the-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Camille A Gutierrez, Mehul V Raval, Hannah R Vester, Sonali Chaudhury, Daniel von Allmen, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intestinal complications of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) include hemorrhage and perforation in the short-term, and stricture with bowel obstruction in the long-term. As medical management of severe aGVHD has improved, more patients are surviving even advanced stages of intestinal aGVHD. This review summarizes the available pediatric literature on surgical treatment of complications of intestinal GVHD. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Scopus databases...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706618/isolated-ileal-perforation-in-infancy-a-lethal-initial-presentation-of-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Fadi Iskandarani, Chawki Hammoud, Sarah Srour, Gloria Pelizzo, Ghassan Nakib, Valeria Calcaterra, Amir Khanafer
Arare case of ileal perforation, as a fatal initial presentation of total colonic aganglionosis (TCA) in infancy is reported. A 10-week-old boy, was brought to the emergency department with symptoms of complicated intestinal obstruction. He looked ill, was lethargic, markedly dehydrated and had a severely distended abdomen. An abdominal X-ray revealed multiple air fluid levels seen in a distended small intestine. During exploratory laparotomy the ileum was massively dilated with distal segment perforation. Ileal perforation repair was performed...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705174/extensive-colorectal-lymphomatous-polyposis-complicated-by-acute-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report
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Jaques Waisberg, Amanda do Val Anderi, Pedro Augusto Soffner Cardoso, José Henrique Miranda Borducchi, Demetrius Eduardo Germini, Maria Isete Fares Franco, Cidia Vasconcellos
BACKGROUND: Multiple lymphomatous polyposis is a rare type of gastrointestinal lymphoma that extensively infiltrates the intestine. Multiple lymphomatous polyposis originates from the mantle zone of the lymphoma follicle and is considered to be a mantle cell lymphoma, which is a relatively aggressive type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with multiple lymphomatous polyposis with extensive colorectal involvement and acute intestinal obstruction, an atypical complication of this rare disease...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700968/retrocecal-hernia-preoperatively-diagnosed-by-computed-tomography-a-case-report
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Shingo Ito, Ryohei Takeda, Ritsuo Kokubo, Yoshio Sakai, Hirokazu Matsuzawa, Kiichi Sugimoto, Makoto Takahashi, Yutaka Kojima, Michitoshi Goto, Yuichi Tomiki, Kazuhiro Sakamoto
INTRODUCTION: Retrocecal hernia is a rare type of pericecal hernia. Because it is difficult to diagnose preoperatively, it is often treated with emergency operation. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old male patient experienced sudden abdominal pain. Marked small bowel dilatation and intestinal obstruction were detected by abdominal computed tomography (CT). An enhanced CT scan also revealed a trapped cluster of small bowel loops behind the cecum and ascending colon...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693151/application-of-small-intestine-decompression-combined-with-oral-feeding-in-middle-and-late-period-of-malignant-small-bowel-obstruction
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Dechun Li, Hongtao Du, Guoqing Shao, Yongtuan Guo, Wan Lu, Ruihong Li
The application value of small intestine decompression combined with oral feeding in the middle and late period of malignant small bowel obstruction was examined. A total of 22 patients with advanced malignant small bowel obstruction were included in the present study. An ileus tube was inserted via the nose under fluoroscopy into the obstructed small intestine of each patient. At the same time, the insertion depth the of the catheter was adjusted. When the catheter was blocked, small bowel selective angiography was performed to determine the location and cause of the obstruction and the extent of the obstruction, and to determine the length of the small intestine in the site of obstruction, and to select the variety and tolerance of enteral nutrition...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688775/peritoneal-encapsulation%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-unexpected-cause-of-acute-intestinal-obstruction
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P K Arumugam, A K Dalal
Peritoneal encapsulation (PE) is a rare congenital anomaly that is formed due to an accessory peritoneal layer encapsulating the small bowel. Kinking of bowel within the accessory peritoneal layer or adhesions between the bowel loops and the peritoneal layer causes symptoms ranging from colicky abdominal pain to rarely intestinal obstruction. Cleland was the first person to have reported this condition as early as 1868 and since then only around 30 cases have been reported. Here, we present a case of acute intestinal obstruction in a 22-year-old woman...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688516/pancreas-transplantation-advantages-of-a-retroperitoneal-graft-position
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Joana Ferrer, Víctor Molina, Ramón Rull, Miguel Ángel López-Boado, Santiago Sánchez, Rocío García, Ma José Ricart, Pedro Ventura-Aguiar, Ángeles García-Criado, Enric Esmatjes, Josep Fuster, Juan Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas
INTRODUCTION: In the 50 years since the first pancreas transplant performed at the University of Minnesota, the surgical techniques employed have undergone many modifications. Techniques such as retroperitoneal graft placement have further improved the ability to reproduce the physiology of the «native» pancreas. We herein present our experience of a modified technique for pancreatic transplant, with the organ placed into a fully retroperitoneal position with systemic venous and enteric drainage of the graft by duodeno-duodenostomy...
July 5, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686923/rare-case-of-incarcerated-obturator-hernia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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N C Sá, V C M Silva, P R L Carreiro, A S Matos Filho, I A Lombardi
INTRODUCTION: Obturator hernia is a rare condition accounting for less than 1% of all intra abdominal hernias. Clinical diagnosis is considered a challenge for most surgeons. It usually appears as an intestinal obstruction. Confirmation of diagnosis is carried out by means of imaging or during surgery. CASE REPORT: An 85-year-old female patient, with symptoms of intestinal obstruction of 24h duration was admitted to the emergency room of Unimed Hospital - Belo Horizonte...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684645/idiopathic-abdominal-cocoon-a-rare-presentation-of-small-bowel-obstruction-in-a-virgin-abdomen-how-much-do-we-know
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Marwa Al-Azzawi, Rashid Al-Alawi
Abdominal cocoon is an extremely rare condition that has been mainly associated with young adolescent women. It was first described in 1978 by Foo et al We present here a case that describes an otherwise healthy adult man who presented with intestinal obstruction and was found to have an abdominal cocoon, also known as a peritoneal sac. The patient was taken for a laparotomy and the sac was released through blunt dissection along the avascular planes. He was discharged in good condition 3 days postoperatively...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681372/two-cases-of-laparoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-intersigmoid-hernia
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Hajime Kayano, Eiji Nomura, Toru Kuramoto, Kentaro Yatabe, Hisamichi Yoshii, Daiki Yokoyama, Takashi Machida, Shuji Uda, Takuya Koike, Hideki Izumi, Sayuri Hasegawa, Masaya Mukai, Hiroyasu Makuuchi
We present two cases of intestinal obstruction due to intersigmoid hernia that were diagnosed and treated laparoscopically. The first case was a 42-year-old woman with no surgical history. She was treated conservatively with the insertion of an ileus tube. Although the intestinal obstruction improved temporarily, since it subsequently worsened, laparoscopic surgery was performed, which revealed incarceration of the ileum in the intersigmoid fossa. Although there were no signs of necrosis after intestinal release, partial resection of the small bowel was performed before the hernial orifice was closed due to the evidence of serous damage...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664656/combined-laparoscopic-resection-of-intestinal-stenosis-of-garr%C3%A3-and-open-preperitoneal-mesh-repair-for-irreducible-femoral-hernia
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Nobutoshi Soeta, Takuro Saito, Mitsunori Higuchi, Tetsutaro Nemoto, Hazime Matsuida, Ikuro Oshibe
Intestinal stenosis of Garré is a rare condition caused by a benign fibrous bowel stricture due to complicated strangulated hernia. We present a case of intestinal stenosis of Garré associated with right femoral hernia in an 85-year-old woman. The patient visited our hospital with a 2-day history of vomiting. Her abdomen was slightly distended. A mass was palpated in the right groin region. CT showed prolapse of the small intestine in the right groin region. An incarcerated right femoral hernia was diagnosed and manually reduced...
June 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664405/potential-association-between-itpkc-genetic-variations-and-hirschsprung-disease
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Jeong-Hyun Kim, Soo-Min Jung, Joong-Gon Shin, Hyun Sub Cheong, Jeong-Meen Seo, Dae-Yeon Kim, Jung-Tak Oh, Hyun-Young Kim, Kyuwhan Jung, Hyoung Doo Shin
Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital and complex disorder characterized by intestinal obstruction due to the absence of enteric neurons along variable lengths of the hindgut. Our recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) has revealed regional associations with HSCR at several loci of inositol-trisphosphate 3-kinase C (ITPKC). For fine mapping, we additionally selected and genotyped a total of 12 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of ITPKC in 187 HSCR patients and 283 unaffected controls, and performed a further combined imputation analysis based on genotype data from this second stage of fine mapping and our previous GWAS stage, totaling 902 subjects (187 HSCR cases and 715 controls)...
July 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661313/acute-appendicitis-after-kidney-transplantation-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-mexico-city
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Edgar Ortiz-Brizuela, Alejandro Quiroz-Compeán, Mario Vilatobá-Chapa, Josefina Alberú-Gómez
OBJECTIVES: Here, we describe the presentation, treatment, and outcomes of acute appendicitis in kidney transplant recipients at a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case series study at a tertiary care hospital in Mexico City from January 2000 to January 2015. RESULTS: During our study period, 1186 patients received a kidney transplant; among these patients, we identified 10 cases of acute appendicitis (0...
June 28, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657949/laparoscopic-surgery-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-bowel-injury-a-population-based-analysis-of-8584-patients
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Ramy Behman, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Stephanie Mason, Nicole Look Hong, Paul J Karanicolas
OBJECTIVE: We set out to compare the incidence of bowel repair and/or resection in a large cohort of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) managed operatively. BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions for adhesive SBO (aSBO) is becoming more common, yet might increase the risk of bowel injury given the distended and/or potentially compromised small bowel. METHODS: We used administrative discharge data derived from a large geographic region, identifying patients who underwent surgery for their first episode of aSBO during 2005 to 2014...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656114/a-mass-of-pancreatic-and-gastric-heterotopia-causing-a-small-bowel-obstruction-in-a-61-year-old-male
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Majd Alfrejat, Bassem Khalil, Jordan Jackobs, William Anderson, Jennifer Eschbacher
Heterotopic tissue is a congenital anomaly that has been previously reported. Gastric and pancreatic heterotopia are among the most studied ones. Herein, we describe a case of a combined pancreatic and gastric heterotopia that formed a mass and caused a small intestine obstruction in a 61-year-old male. We also did a brief literature review of cases with gastric and pancreatic heterotopia in adult patients.
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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