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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541859/emergency-cholecystectomy-for-patients-on-antiplatelet-therapy
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Keiichi Akahoshi, Takanori Ochiai, Ayumi Takaoka, Takuya Kitamura, Daisuke Ban, Atsushi Kudo, Shinji Tanaka, Minoru Tanabe
The use of antiplatelet therapy (APT) and/or anticoagulant therapy (ACT) continues to increase due to the aging population. Because the management of patients with acute cholecystitis receiving APT/ACT is still unclear, surgeons are sometimes faced with the difficult decision to delay surgery. We aimed to analyze characteristics and surgical risks of patients who underwent emergency cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis without discontinuing APT. We conducted a retrospective review of 113 patients between 2006 and 2014...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540098/combined-treatment-of-a-gallbladder-volvulus-with-a-common-bile-duct-obstruction
#2
M Laydi, K Charpentier, B Paquette, B Heyd
Gallbladder volvulus is a rare disease and can lead to an acute cholecystitis. We report the case of an elderly woman with a gallbladder volvulus, diagnosed at CT scan and treated by surgery and endoscopic sphincterotomy.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522915/ninety-day-readmissions-after-inpatient-cholecystectomy-a-5-year-analysis
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Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Farah Al-Shwely, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
AIM: To determine the incidence of readmission after cholecystectomy using 90 d as a time limit. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing cholecystectomy at the General Surgery and Digestive System Service of the University Hospital of Guadalajara, Spain. We included all patients undergoing cholecystectomy for biliary pathology who were readmitted to hospital within 90 d. We considered readmission to any hospital service as cholecystectomy-related complications...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520575/predictors-of-bile-tree-pathology-in-patients-presenting-with-gallbladder-disease
#4
Mahmoud A Rahal, Mohammad O Rammal, Walid Karaoui, Ali Hallal, Hani Tamim, Yasser Shaib
BACKGROUND: Patients with gallstone disease can present with elevated liver function tests (LFTs). It is often challenging to differentiate those with a common bile duct (CBD) stone from those without a CBD stone on the basis of the LFTs levels. In this study, we aim to evaluate the predictors of a CBD stones among patients presenting with symptomatic gallbladder disease and elevated LFTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined all patients who had undergone a cholecystectomy between January 2010 and December 2015...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512772/subspecialty-approach-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-an-alternative-to-acute-surgical-unit-model-of-care
#5
Sonia Tran, Vincent Choi, Kirsten Hepburn, Nathan Hewitt, Joel Zhou, Daniel L Chan, Michael L Talbot
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis is a common condition. Recent studies have shown an association between creation of an acute surgical unit (ASU) and improved outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of a subspecialty based approach to the management of acute cholecystitis as an alternative to the traditional 'generalist' general surgery approach or the ASU model. METHOD: A 6-year retrospective analysis of outcomes in patients admitted under a dedicated upper gastrointestinal service for acute cholecystitis undergoing emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507349/antibiotics-in-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-do-tokyo-guidelines-influence-the-surgeons-practices
#6
Hassaan Bari, Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Amir Hafeez Shariff
OBJECTIVE: To observe changes in surgeons' practice of antibiotic usage in patients with acute cholecystitis before and after the implementation of Tokyo Guidelines. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised the medical records of all patients with the diagnosis of acute calculus cholecystitis who presented in 2009 and those who presented in 2014 after the implementation of Tokyo Guidelines...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506680/expanding-role-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-and-interventional-radiology-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-an-analysis-of-144-patients
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D Kim, S I Iqbal, H K Ahari, C P Molgaard, S Flacke, B D Davison
PURPOSE: To investigate the rates of interval cholecystectomy and recurrent cholecystitis after initial percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) and identify predictors of patient outcome after PC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 144 patients with acute cholecystitis who were treated with PC were included. There were 96 men and 48 women, with a mean age of 71±13 (SD) years (range: 25-100 years). Patient characteristics, diagnostic imaging studies and results of laboratory tests at initial presentation, clinical outcomes after the initial PC treatment were reviewed...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500130/a-seizure-induced-t8-burst-fracture-re-presenting-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Radford Arran James Smith, Nigel Poland, Simon Cope
A male aged 44 years presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of intermittent right-sided abdominal pain radiating to the midline. Examination demonstrated a tender right upper quadrant with voluntary guarding and a low grade fever. One week previously, he had been admitted to hospital after an isolated, self-terminating seizure secondary to an deliberate venlafaxine overdose. His upper abdominal symptoms started immediately postseizure but at the time were attributed to musculoskeletal chest pain by the discharging team...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
#9
Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491887/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infection-after-cholecystectomy
#10
David K Warren, Katelin B Nickel, Anna E Wallace, Daniel Mines, Fang Tian, William J Symons, Victoria J Fraser, Margaret A Olsen
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of commercially insured persons aged 18-64 years was assembled using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure or Current Procedural Terminology, 4th edition codes for cholecystectomy from December 31, 2004 to December 31, 2010. Complex procedures and patients (eg, cancer, end-stage renal disease) and procedures with pre-existing infection were excluded...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489169/mortality-of-urgency-versus-elective-videolaparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
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Saulo José Oliveira Felício, Ediriomar Peixoto Matos, Antonio Maurício Cerqueira, Kurt Wolfgang Schindler Freire de Farias, Ramon de Assis Silva, Mateus de Oliveira Torres
Background: Surgical approach is still controversial in patients with acute cholecystitis: to treat clinically the inflammatory process and operate electively later or to operate immediately on an emergency basis? Aim: To test the hypothesis that urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis has a higher mortality than elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: From the data available in Datasus, mortality was compared between patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis and in urgency...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474701/-cholelithiasis-during-pregnancy-and-postpartum-prevalence-presentation-and-consequences-in-a-referral-hospital-in-baja-california-sur
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Andrea Socorro Álvarez-Villaseñor, Héctor Luis Mascareño-Franco, José Juan Agundez-Meza, Francisco Cardoza-Macías, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Jorge Rendón-Félix, Mariana Chávez-Tostado, Leire Irusteta-Jiménez, Jesús García-Rentería, Alejandro González-Ojedaz
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy and the postpartum period are risk factors for developing biliary sludge, gallstones, and any of their complications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, presentation, and consequences of cholestasis during pregnancy and postpartum in a referral hospital of Baja California Sur. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study that enrolled pregnant or postpartum patients diagnosed with gallstones with any presentation...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473857/severe-murine-typhus-presenting-with-acalculous-cholecystitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nikolaos Spernovasilis, Constantinos Tsioutis, Maria Zafeiri, Georgios Hamilos, Achilleas Gikas
A 54-year-old otherwise healthy male, who was being evaluated for prolonged fever, developed clinical and ultrasonographic signs compatible with acute acalculous cholecystitis. Diagnosis of murine typhus was confirmed by serology and the patient was treated with doxycycline. He improved rapidly and all clinical and laboratory abnormalities returned to normal. The present case dictates that knowledge of the local epidemiology and keeping a high index of clinical suspicion can help recognize uncommon manifestations of murine typhus, in order to treat appropriately and avoid unnecessary investigations and interventions...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473817/comprehensive-diagnosis-of-bacterial-infection-associated-with-acute-cholecystitis-using-metagenomic-approach
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Manabu Kujiraoka, Makoto Kuroda, Koji Asai, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Kengo Kato, Manabu Watanabe, Hiroshi Matsukiyo, Tomoaki Saito, Tomotaka Ishii, Natsuya Katada, Yoshihisa Saida, Shinya Kusachi
Acute cholecystitis (AC), which is strongly associated with retrograde bacterial infection, is an inflammatory disease that can be fatal if inappropriately treated. Currently, bacterial culture testing, which is basically recommended to detect the etiological agent, is a time-consuming (4-6 days), non-comprehensive approach. To rapidly detect a potential pathogen and predict its antimicrobial susceptibility, we undertook a metagenomic approach to characterize the bacterial infection associated with AC. Six patients (P1-P6) who underwent cholecystectomy for AC were enrolled in this study...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458879/rare-cause-of-massive-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-primary-isolated-ilio-rectal-fistula
#15
Nuttapon Arpornsujaritkun, Chairat Supsamutchai, Wiwat Thirapanich, Pitichote Hiranyatheb, Namsiri Biadul
Massive lower gastrointestinal from primary isolated ilio-rectal fistula is a rare condition and difficult to diagnosis and emergency surgery for this situation has a high mortality rate. This report describes a successful operation in an 88-year-old man at present with massive lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage from ilio-rectal fistula and hypovolemic shock. Underlying diseases are prostate cancer, hypertension, dyslipidemia, aortic stenosis, mitral valve stenosis and chronic renal disease. Operative treatment is to explore laparotomy with internal iliac artery ligation and rectal resection...
April 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458857/an-unexpected-finding-of-hepatic-lymphoma-after-emergent-cholecystectomy
#16
Shawn T Steen, Evan D Slater, Casey E Barbaro, Emma R Huebner
Herein we describe a case report of a patient with elevated liver enzymes, leukocytosis, anemia and fevers after cholecystectomy surgery done for presumed acute cholecystitis. Numerous post-surgical tests showed no acute surgical complications to account for the laboratory abnormalities. Due to systemic symptoms of joint pain and the chronicity of the symptoms, a liver biopsy was recommended by the gastroenterology service to rule out infectious or auto-immune causes. After the liver biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL), a subset of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458830/duplicated-common-bile-duct-a-recipe-for-biliary-injury-report-of-a-new-variant
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Nabil M Nuamah, Cem Ibis, Ali F K Gok, Feza Ekiz, Bulent Acunas
Duplicated common bile duct, often associated with conditions like lithiasis, biliary cysts and pancreatobiliary maljunction, could result in highly morbid and potentially fatal biliary injuries. Precise preoperative diagnosis and classification still remain a challenge. A female patient undergoing emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis sustained iatrogenic bile duct injury. A drainage tube was placed into the injured duct for post-operative conservative management. Post-operative tube cholangiogram revealed a double common bile duct with cystic duct opening distally...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451047/-detection-of-an-unusual-case-of-acute-mega-cholecystitis-associated-with-cystic-dilatation-of-the-common-bile-duct-cbd
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Ababacar Abdoulaye Traore, Alami Badreeddine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451027/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-the-treatment-of-acute-cholecystitis-comparison-of-results-between-early-and-late-cholecystectomy
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Turan Acar, Erdinç Kamer, Nihan Acar, Kemal Atahan, Halis Bağ, Mehmet Hacıyanlı, Özgün Akgül
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the gold standard in the treatment of symptomatic gallstones. The common opinion about treatment of acute cholecystitis is initially conservative treatment due to preventing complications of inflamation and following laparoscopic cholecystectomy after 6- 8 weeks. However with the increase of laparoscopic experience in recent years, early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become more common. METHODS: We aimed to compare the outcomes of the patients to whom we applied early or late cholecystectomy after hospitalization from the emergency department with the diagnosis of AC between March 2012-2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446484/cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
#20
Manoj Thillai, Pulkit Sethi, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Nazar Puthukudiyil Kader
Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare pathology. Of the 20 cases reported so far, chronic cholecystitis and iatrogenic biliary injury form the majority of causes. Currently, there is no published report of such pseudoaneurysms caused secondary to pancreatitis, hence the management in such a scenario is unclear. We hereby present the first such report of cystic artery pseudoaneurysm occurring as a sequel of acute necrotising pancreatitis. A 33-year-old man who recovered from a recent attack of acute pancreatitis was readmitted for melena and fever...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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