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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146469/percutaneous-transcystic-balloon-dilation-for-common-bile-duct-stone-removal-in-high-surgical-risk-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-and-co-existing-choledocholithiasis
#1
Wujie Wang, Changjun Wang, Hongjun Qi, Yongzheng Wang, Yuliang Li
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous procedures to treat common bile duct (CBD) stones typically require access via intrahepatic bile ducts. This study aimed to describe the outcomes of a percutaneous transcystic approach that expelled the CBD stones into the duodenum after percutaneous transcystic balloon dilation of the ampulla (PTCBDA) for high-risk patients who present with acute cholecystitis and CBD stones. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis and CBD stones who were deemed too high-risk for surgery or general anesthesia and were treated with PTCBDA and CBD stone removal between March 2010 and November 2015 were included for further analysis...
November 13, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145349/current-status-of-endoscopic-gallbladder-drainage
#2
Joey Ho Yi Chan, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh
The gold standard for treatment of acute cholecystitis is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However, cholecystectomy is often not suitable for surgically unfit patients who are too frail due to various co-morbidities. As such, several less invasive endoscopic treatment modalities have been developed to control sepsis, either as a definitive treatment or as a temporizing modality until the patient is stable enough to undergo cholecystectomy at a later stage. Recent developments in endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-specific stents having lumen-apposing properties have demonstrated potential as a definitive treatment modality...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132521/gallbladder-dysfunction-cholecystitis-choledocholithiasis-cholangitis-and-biliary-dyskinesia
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REVIEW
Thad Wilkins, Edward Agabin, Jason Varghese, Asif Talukder
The prevalence of gallstones is 10% to 15% in adults. Individuals with acute cholecystitis present with right upper quadrant pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Management includes supportive care and cholecystectomy. The prevalence of choledocholithiasis is 10% to 20%, and serious complications include cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis. The goal of management in individuals with choledocholithiasis consists of clearing common bile duct stones. Acute ascending cholangitis is a life-threatening condition involving acute inflammation and infection of the common bile duct...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132116/the-outcome-of-laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-in-difficult-cases-a-case-series
#4
Caroline Supit, Tommy Supit, Yarman Mazni, Ibrahim Basir
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC) is a widely used technique for managing cholelithiasis with severe cholecystitis. The increasing popularity its utilization is due to the good safety profile and acceptable results. This case series evaluates the short- and long-term results of Indonesian patients who underwent LSC with an objective to determine whether the procedure can be a standard approach for difficult cholecystectomy in our institution. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Thirty-four Indonesian patients (26 men, 8 women) with the mean age of 54...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131247/comparison-of-cholecystectomy-and-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-in-acute-cholecystitis-results-of-a-retrospective-study
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A La Greca, M Di Grezia, S Magalini, A Di Giorgio, C Lodoli, G Di Flumeri, V Cozza, G Pepe, M Foco, M Bossola, D Gui
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively compare the clinical outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) and cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis admitted to an urban University Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 646 patients with acute cholecystitis. Ninety patients had placement of a PC at their index hospitalization, and 556 underwent cholecystectomy. Of the 90 patients with PC, 13 underwent subsequent elective cholecystectomy. RESULTS: Overall, in-hospital mortality and postoperative complications were significantly higher in patients who received PC than in those who underwent cholecystectomy...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124860/safety-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
#6
Geon Young Byun, Sung Ryul Lee, Bum Hwan Koo
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is a common procedure performed worldwide. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of SILC for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: Patients who underwent SILC between September 2012 and December 2016 were retrospectively enrolled and divided into acute and chronic groups. Demographic, operative and outcome data were obtained by reviewing medical records, physical examination and telephone follow-up...
November 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124119/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-cholecystitis-with-a-silicone-covered-nitinol-short-bilaterally-flared-stent-a-case-series
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Raffaele Manta, Claudio Zulli, Angelo Zullo, Edoardo Forti, Alberto Tringali, Lorenzo Dioscoridi, Francesco Zito, Helga Bertani, Rita Conigliaro, Massimiliano Mutignani
Background and study aim: Gallbladder drainage in patients with cholecystitis who are unsuitable for surgery may be performed by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided placement of specifically designed fully covered metal stents. We describe the first case series of patients treated with a silicone-covered nitinol stent with bilateral anchor flanges. Patients and methods: Data from consecutive patients with acute cholecystitis who were deemed unsuitable candidates for surgery were collected...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117662/acute-gallbladder-torsion-with-gangrene-and-cholelithiasis-%C3%A2-a-rare-condition
#8
Leon Kunišek, Miodrag Gudelj, Marko Zelić, Dorian Kršul, Juraj Kunišek
We report a case of a 75-year-old female with acute torsion of the gallbladder with gangrene and cholelithiasis. On admission, the patient underwent physical examination, laboratory blood analysis, abdominal ultrasound and plain abdominal x-ray. Due to the signs of acute abdomen and poor general condition of the patient, urgent surgical procedure was indicated. Intraoperatively, the gallbladder was found to be greatly enlarged, gangrenous and greatly distended with 360° clockwise torsion around its mesentery...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116391/role-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-for-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis-clinical-outcomes-of-271-patients
#9
Seung Yeon Noh, Dong Il Gwon, Gi-Young Ko, Hyun-Ki Yoon, Kyu-Bo Sung
OBJECTIVES: To examine the outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). METHODS: The study population comprised 271 patients (mean age, 72 years; range, 22-97 years, male, n=169) with AAC treated with PC with or without subsequent cholecystectomy. Clinical data from total 271 patients were analysed, and outcomes were assessed according to whether the catheter was removed or remained indwelling. Patient survival and recurrence rates were calculated...
November 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115653/bridge-treatment-for-early-cholecystectomy-in-geriatric-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis-percutaneous-cholecystostomy
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Sezgin Zeren, Zülfü Bayhan, Cengiz Koçak, Uğur Kesici, Mehmet Korkmaz, Mehmet Fatih Ekici, Mustafa Cem Algın, Faik Yaylak
BACKGROUND: The main cause of acute cholecystitis (AC) is gallstones, and the incidence of gallstones in elderly patients is high. METHODS: In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) before early cholecystectomy in geriatric patients with AC. This retrospective study included 85 patients undergoing laparoscopic or conventional cholecystectomy during early stage of calculous AC. RESULTS: All patients were over 65 years old and were divided into two groups: Group I, PC plus early cholecystectomy and Group II, only cholecystectomy without PC...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115651/computed-tomography-findings-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-as-an-easily-misdiagnosed-entity-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#11
Rabia Ergelen, Ruslan Asadov, Burcu Özdemir, Derya Tureli, Baha Tolga Demirbaş, Davut Tuney
BACKGROUND: Primer epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is an uncommon condition. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records and computed tomography (CT) findings of 45 patients with PEA. RESULTS: On the basis of physical examination and pain localization, presumptive clinical diagnosis was acute appendicitis (n=13), acute cholecystitis (n=2), acute diverticulitis (n=19), renal colic (n=7) and ovarian pathology (n=4). CONCLUSION: Although it has no characteristic clinical and laboratory features, CT is the best modality for accurate diagnosis of PEA...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112097/predictive-factors-for-long-operative-duration-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiography-for-combined-choledochocystolithiasis
#12
Ryukyung Lee, Heontak Ha, Young Seok Han, Min Kyu Jung, Jae Min Chun
PURPOSE: Choledochocystolithiasis and its associated complications such as cholangitis and pancreatitis are managed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC), with endoscopic stone extraction followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). However, affected patients present with complex conditions linked to operative difficulties in performing LC. The aim of this study was to elucidate the predictive factors for a prolonged LC procedure following ERC for treating patients with choledochocystolithiasis...
November 3, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109854/correction-to-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
#13
Fang-Fang Ji
[This corrects the article on p. 5 in vol. 9, PMID: 28603584.].
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108980/radiofrequency-ablation-combined-with-biliary-stent-placement-versus-stent-placement-alone-for-malignant-biliary-strictures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Aijaz Ahmed Sofi, Muhammad Ali Khan, Ananya Das, Mankanwal Sachdev, Sadik Khuder, Ali Nawras, Wade Lee
Unresectable malignant biliary strictures are generally managed by palliative stent placement for drainage of biliary tree. Recently, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used to improve the patency of biliary stents in these patients. Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of biliary stent placement with RFA on stent patency and patient survival with variable results. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biliary stent placement with RFA compared with stent placement alone in patients with malignant biliary strictures...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095575/tokyo-guidelines-2018-surgical-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-safe-steps-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-with-videos
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Go Wakabayashi, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Itaru Endo, Akiko Umezawa, Koji Asai, Kenji Suzuki, Yasuhisa Mori, Kohji Okamoto, Henry A Pitt, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Dong-Sup Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, O James Garden, Dirk J Gouma, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Palepu Jagannath, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Takeyuki Misawa, Masafumi Nakamura, Akihiko Horiguchi, Nobumi Tagaya, Shuichi Fujioka, Ryota Higuchi, Satoru Shikata, Yoshinori Noguchi, Tomohiko Ukai, Masamichi Yokoe, Daniel Cherqui, Goro Honda, Atsushi Sugioka, Eduardo de Santibañes, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Hiromi Tokumura, Taizo Kimura, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Kazuo Inui, Masakazu Yamamoto
In some cases, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) may be difficult to perform in patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) with severe inflammation and fibrosis. The Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18) expand the indications for LC under difficult conditions for each level of severity of AC. As a result of expanding the indications for LC to treat AC, it is absolutely necessary to avoid any increase in bile duct injury (BDI), particularly vasculo-biliary injury (VBI), which is known to occur at a certain rate in LC. Since the Tokyo Guidelines 2013 (TG13), an attempt has been made to assess intraoperative findings as objective indicators of surgical difficulty; based on expert consensus on these difficulty indicators, bail-out procedures (including conversion to open cholecystectomy) have been indicated for cases in which LC for AC is difficult to perform...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095411/increased-risk-of-acute-cholecystitis-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Cherng-Lan Hsu, Mei-Ting Wang, Yu-Chun Ho, Shin-Liang Pan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk of acute cholecystitis (AC) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) based on a nationwide sample. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Prior research evaluating the risk of AC in patients with SCI is limited. Moreover, since most previous studies on the association between AC and SCI used case-series designs, little is known about the relative risk of SCI patients developing AC from a longitudinal follow-up, compared with individuals without SCI...
October 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095318/percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-followed-by-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-acute-cholecystitis
#17
Ryukyung Lee, Heontak Ha, Young Seok Han, Hyung Jun Kwon, Hunkyu Ryeom, Jae Min Chun
Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (PTGBD+LC) is one treatment option for patients with moderate to severe acute cholecystitis (AC). However, the impact of PTGBD on operative difficulties in performing LC is controversial. We designed this retrospective study to clarify the surgical outcomes after PTGBD+LC for the management of patients with moderate to severe AC.The medical records of 85 patients who underwent LC for moderate to severe AC from January 2013 to September 2016 were evaluated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090868/tokyo-guidelines-2018-management-bundles-for-acute-cholangitis-and-cholecystitis
#18
Toshihiko Mayumi, Kohji Okamoto, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Joseph S Solomkin, David Schlossberg, Henry A Pitt, Masahiro Yoshida, Harumi Gomi, Fumihiko Miura, O James Garden, Seiki Kiriyama, Masamichi Yokoe, Itaru Endo, Horacio J Asbun, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Akiko Umezawa, Kenji Suzuki, Takao Itoi, Jiro Hata, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Christos Dervenis, Koji Asai, Yasuhisa Mori, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Giulio Belli, Shuntaro Mukai, Palepu Jagannath, Daniel Cherqui, Kazuto Kozaka, Todd H Baron, Eduardo de Santibañes, Ryota Higuchi, Keita Wada, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel J Deziel, Kui-Hin Liau, Go Wakabayashi, Robert Padbury, Eduard Jonas, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Harjit Singh, Toshifumi Gabata, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Sheung Tat Fan, Miin-Fu Chen, Chen-Guo Ker, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Myung-Hwan Kim, Dong-Sup Yoon, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
Management bundles that define items or procedures strongly recommended in clinical practice have been used in many guidelines in recent years. Application of these bundles facilitates the adaptation of guidelines and helps improve the prognosis of target diseases. In Tokyo Guidelines 2013 (TG13), we proposed management bundles for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis. Here, in Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG18), we redefine the management bundles for acute cholangitis and cholecystitis. Critical parts of the bundles in TG18 include the diagnostic process, severity assessment, transfer of patients if necessary, and therapeutic approach at each time point...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090866/tokyo-guidelines-2018-antimicrobial-therapy-for-acute-cholangitis-and-cholecystitis
#19
Harumi Gomi, Joseph S Solomkin, David Schlossberg, Kohji Okamoto, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Tomohiko Ukai, Itaru Endo, Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Henry A Pitt, Naohisa Matsunaga, Yoriyuki Takamori, Akiko Umezawa, Koji Asai, Kenji Suzuki, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Yasuhisa Mori, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Masamichi Yokoe, Seiki Kiriyama, Takao Itoi, Palepu Jagannath, O James Garden, Fumihiko Miura, Eduardo de Santibañes, Satoru Shikata, Yoshinori Noguchi, Keita Wada, Goro Honda, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Masahiro Yoshida, Toshihiko Mayumi, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel J Deziel, Kui-Hin Liau, Miin-Fu Chen, Keng-Hao Liu, Cheng-Hsi Su, Angus C W Chan, Dong-Sup Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Eduard Jonas, Xiao-Ping Chen, Sheung Tat Fan, Chen-Guo Ker, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Shuntaro Mukai, Ryota Higuchi, Koichi Hirata, Kazuo Inui, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Masakazu Yamamoto
Antimicrobial therapy is a mainstay of the management for patients with acute cholangitis and/or cholecystitis. Tokyo Guidelines 2018 (TG 18) provides recommendations for the appropriate for use of antimicrobials for community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections. The listed agents are for empirical therapy) provided before the infecting isolates are identified. Antimicrobial agents are listed by class-definitions and TG 18 Severity Grade I, II, and III subcategorized by clinical settings. In the era of emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance, monitoring and updating local antibiograms is underscored...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090424/spontaneous-external-biliary-fistula-arising-from-an-intrahepatic-duct
#20
Naoto Mizumura, Satoshi Okumura, Hiroshi Tsuchihashi, Masao Ogawa, Masayasu Kawasaki
A spontaneous external biliary fistula is most commonly a cholecystocutaneous fistula secondary to acute cholecystitis. A fistula arising from an intrahepatic duct is extremely rare. An 87-year-old man presented with swelling of the epigastric region and right upper quadrant abdomen. He had a history of cholecystectomy and endoscopic sphincterotomy. After antibiotic treatment and surgical opening of both lesions, abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a soft tissue mass cephalad to the umbilicus. We excised the mass, and found it to be associated with a fistula through the linea alba...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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