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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090475/use-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-treat-inspissated-bile-syndrome-a-case-report
#1
Woo Young Jun, Min Jeng Cho, Hye Seung Han, Sun Hwan Bae
Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare condition in which thick intraluminal bile, including bile plugs, sludge, or stones, blocks the extrahepatic bile ducts in an infant. A 5-week-old female infant was admitted for evaluation of jaundice and acholic stool. Diagnostic tests, including ultrasound sonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and a hepatobiliary scan, were not conclusive. Although the diagnosis was unclear, the clinical and laboratory findings improved gradually on administration of urodeoxycholic acid and lipid emulsion containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for 3 weeks...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072736/von-hippel-lindau-disease-involving-pancreas-and-biliary-system-a-rare-case-report
#2
Xu-Ting Zhi, Qi-Yu Bo, Feng Zhao, Dong Sun, Tao Li
RATIONALE: Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare inherited, autosomal-dominant syndrome caused by heterozygous germline mutations in the VHL gene. VHL patients are prone to develop benign and malignant tumors and cysts in multiple organ systems involving kidneys, pancreas and central nervous system (CNS). The varied and complex clinical manifestations and radiological findings of VHL are of interest. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 38-year-old woman with a ten-year history of VHL disease involving both pancreas and biliary system...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068586/preliminary-investigation-of-whole-pancreas-3d-histogram-adc-metrics-for-predicting-progression-of-acute-pancreatitis
#3
Amir K Iranmahbook, Andrea S Kierans, Chenchan Huang, Justin M Ream, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: To evaluate whole-pancreas 3D-histogram ADC metrics in acute pancreatitis. METHODS: In 41 patients with acute pancreatitis undergoing MRI/MRCP with DWI, 3D-volumes-of-interest encompassing the entire pancreas were placed to derive whole-pancreas histogram ADC metrics. RESULTS: There were trends toward higher 0-10th percentile ADC, higher 10-25th percentile ADC, lower skewness, and higher kurtosis in patients with new complications (p=0...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054258/transduodenal-ampullectomy-for-ampullary-tumors
#4
Verushka M Mansukhani, Gunjan S Desai, Sasi Mouli, Keval Shirodkar, Rajiv C Shah, Jagannath Palepu
Transduodenal ampullectomy (TDA) is indicated for large ampullary tumors, for presence of dysplasia on endoscopic biopsy, for poor surgical candidates for pancreaticoduodenectomy, and in cases not indicated for endoscopic ampullectomy. Retrospective review of data from 2009 to 2015 revealed 11 patients who underwent TDA. Magnetic resonance imaging cholangiopancreatography (MRI-MRCP), contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan, side-viewing endoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) were used for investigating the patients as required...
January 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028930/an-update-on-cancer-risk-and-surveillance-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#5
Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Eduardo A Rodriguez, Diana L Franco, Keith D Lindor
Malignancy represents substantial morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This subset of patients has been proven to be at increased risk for developing cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder carcinoma, and colorectal cancer in those with overlapping inflammatory bowel disease. Herein we review the prevalence of these malignancies and recommend screening tools and current knowledge to reduce the disease burden in this population. Cholangiocarcinoma is the most dominant malignancy affecting PSC patients, with a lifetime risk ranging from 5-20%...
December 27, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028376/schwannoma-in-the-hepatoduodenal-ligament-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Shao-Yan Xu, Ke Sun, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Wei-Lin Wang
Schwannomas are mesenchymal neoplasms with low malignant potential that arise from Schwann cells. They can occur almost anywhere, although the most common locations are the head, neck and extremities. Primary benign schwannoma of the hepatoduodenal ligament is rare. To date, only three cases have been reported in the English literature. In the present study, we report a case of hepatoduodenal ligament schwannoma in a 43-year-old male, who was admitted to our hospital because of a abdominal mass found by physical examination...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025542/impact-of-spinal-manipulation-on-cortical-drive-to-upper-and-lower-limb-muscles
#7
Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Mads Jochumsen, Diane Sherwin, Stanley Flavel, Kemal S Türker
This study investigates whether spinal manipulation leads to changes in motor control by measuring the recruitment pattern of motor units in both an upper and lower limb muscle and to see whether such changes may at least in part occur at the cortical level by recording movement related cortical potential (MRCP) amplitudes. In experiment one, transcranial magnetic stimulation input-output (TMS I/O) curves for an upper limb muscle (abductor pollicus brevis; APB) were recorded, along with F waves before and after either spinal manipulation or a control intervention for the same subjects on two different days...
December 23, 2016: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018098/therapeutic-approaches-for-portal-biliopathy-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Irene Franceschet, Alberto Zanetto, Alberto Ferrarese, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
Portal biliopathy (PB) is defined as the presence of biliary abnormalities in patients with non-cirrhotic/non-neoplastic extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and portal cavernoma (PC). The pathogenesis of PB is due to ab extrinseco compression of bile ducts by PC and/or to ischemic damage secondary to an altered biliary vascularization in EHPVO and PC. Although asymptomatic biliary abnormalities can be frequently seen by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with PC (77%-100%), only a part of these (5%-38%) are symptomatic...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994488/an-unfortunate-case-of-acquired-hemochromatosis-a-case-report-review-of-the-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-management-and-prognosis
#9
Anam Tariq, Kevin Westra, Arben Santo
BACKGROUND: While blood transfusions are commonly used for prophylaxis and treatment for acute chest syndromes and strokes in sickle cell patients, accumulation of excess iron resulting in secondary hemochromatosis remains a rare disease. Chelation is the mainstay for preventing and treating iron overload to deter potential end-organ damages; it is rare when therapy fails. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old African American woman with chronic anemia secondary to sickle cell anemia and history of multiple blood transfusions presented with elevated serum ferritin (8000 ng/mL) and bilirubin (16...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994339/carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-associated-with-annular-pancreas
#10
Mallika Tewari, Ashish Verma, H S Shukla
Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater associated with annular pancreas is a rare entity. Only seven cases have been reported so far in the English literature. We herein report one such case in a 42-year-lady who presented with progressively increasing jaundice and pain in the upper abdomen for past 2 months. A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP) and MRI revealed an annular pancreas with an ampullary mass and a dilated CBD. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopic biopsy from the ampullary mass revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986260/utility-of-mrcp-in-clinical-decision-making-of-suspected-choledocholithiasis-an-institutional-analysis-and-literature-review
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Wesley R Badger, Andrew J Borgert, Kara J Kallies, Shanu N Kothari
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment algorithm for suspected choledocholithiasis is not yet well defined. Imaging options include magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC). MRCP is diagnostic, while the other two modalities can also be therapeutic. Each of these modalities for diagnosis and treatment carries its own set of risks, benefits, and institutional costs. We hypothesized that there would be a significant difference between the biochemical profiles and characteristics of patients who undergo ERCP vs...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965473/diagnostic-value-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-symptomatic-patients-with-high-and-intermediate-probabilities-of-common-bile-duct-stones-and-a-negative-computed-tomography-scan
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Tae Joo Jeon, Jae Hee Cho, Yeon Suk Kim, Si Young Song, Ji Young Park
Background/Aims: When computed tomography (CT) does not indicate choledocholithiasis in highly suspicious patients, there is no definite consensus on the subsequent modality. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) indicates fewer procedure-related complications than endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and has a lower cost than magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of EUS in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis and negative CT findings...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920850/choledochoduodenal-fistula-in-the-setting-of-crohn-s-disease
#13
Shane Knipping, Ravi Rajpoot, Roozbeh Houshyar
Of all the spontaneous fistulas that occur between the extrahepatic biliary system and the intestine, a choledochoduodenal fistula is rarely seen. When it does occur, it is most often secondary to a perforated duodenal ulcer, choledocholithiasis, or cholelithiasis. It may also be seen following complications related to iatrogenic injury or tuberculosis. Generally, choledochoduodenal fistulas are asymptomatic, but may present with vague abdominal pain, fever, and other symptoms related to cholangitis. As a result, they can be difficult to diagnose clinically before imaging is obtained...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920840/unusual-use-of-gd-eob-dtpa-in-mrcp-in-order-to-reveal-the-source-of-bile-leakage-in-a-patient-with-neuroendocrine-tumor-case-report
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Rafał Mazur, Aleksander Pawluś, Kinga Szymańska, Mateusz Patyk, Anna Otlewska, Krzysztof Międzybrodzki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Eliza Kubicka, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
BACKGROUND: MRCP is the method of choice in diagnosing pathologies of the biliary system. One of them is bile fistulae. They are uncommon but tend to cause many diagnostic problems. The possible way to improve MRCP is using it with intravenous injection of hepatobiliary-specific contrast agents. As it is eliminated via the hepatobiliary system, it can be visualized in the bile ducts and may help to reveal disorders undetected by a standard MRCP. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 36-year-old woman with leakage in the biliary system which led to creation of a subcutaneous bile reservoir...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920477/evolution-of-incidental-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-a-study-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cholangiopancreatography
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Rossano Girometti, Riccardo Pravisani, Sergio Giuseppe Intini, Miriam Isola, Lorenzo Cereser, Andrea Risaliti, Chiara Zuiani
AIM: To investigate the type and timing of evolution of incidentally found branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (bd-IPMN) of the pancreas addressed to magnetic resonance imaging cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) follow-up. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 72 patients who underwent, over the period 2006-2016, a total of 318 MRCPs (mean 4.4) to follow-up incidental, presumed bd-IPMN without signs of malignancy, found or confirmed at a baseline MRCP examination...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912795/follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-solitary-liver-metastasis-a-case-report
#16
Azhar J Battoo, Zubaida Rasool, Zahoor A Sheikh, Altaf G Haji
BACKGROUND: Distant metastasis from differentiated thyroid carcinoma at presentation is rare and isolated liver metastasis on presentation is almost unknown. We report a case of primary follicular carcinoma of the thyroid with isolated liver metastasis at presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man of Kashmiri origin presented to our tertiary referral center with obstructive jaundice; he was evaluated with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and positron emission tomography-computed tomography...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912170/influence-of-attention-alternation-on-movement-related-cortical-potentials-in-healthy-individuals-and-stroke-patients
#17
Susan Aliakbaryhosseinabadi, Vladimir Kostic, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Sasa Radovanovic, Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako, Ning Jiang, Laura Petrini, Kim Dremstrup, Dario Farina, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we analyzed the influence of artificially imposed attention variations using the auditory oddball paradigm on the cortical activity associated to motor preparation/execution. METHODS: EEG signals from Cz and its surrounding channels were recorded during three sets of ankle dorsiflexion movements. Each set was interspersed with either a complex or a simple auditory oddball task for healthy participants and a complex auditory oddball task for stroke patients...
January 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909494/anemia-an-independent-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#18
REVIEW
Ali N Ali MBChB MSc Mrcp Uk, Nandkishor V Athavale MBChB Md Frcp, Ahmed H Abdelhafiz MBChB MSc Md Frcp
Both anemia and atrial fibrillation are common in older people and their prevalence is age dependent which increases as population ages. Anemia, especially acute onset, predisposes to new onset atrial fibrillation which is likely to be mediated through inducing heart failure first and this predisposition seems to be potentiated by the presence of renal impairment. Anemia adds to the comorbidity burden of patients with atrial fibrillation and independently increases the risks of adverse outcomes such as increased hospitalization, mortality, bleeding and thromboembolic events...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904444/anatomic-variations-of-the-pancreatic-duct-and-their-relevance-with-the-cambridge-classification-system-mrcp-findings-of-1158-consecutive-patients
#19
Zehra Hilal Adibelli, Mustafa Adatepe, Cetin Imamoglu, Ozgur Sipahi Esen, Nazif Erkan, Mehmet Yildirim
BACKGROUND: The study was conducted to evaluate the frequencies of the anatomic variations and the gender distributions of these variations of the pancreatic duct and their relevance with the Cambridge classification system as morphological sign of chronic pancreatitis using magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1312 consecutive patients who referred to our department for MRCP between January 2013 and August 2015...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904308/laparoscopic-transcystic-treatment-biliary-calculi-by-laser-lithotripsy
#20
Jun Liu, Lan Jin, Zhongtao Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE) is a complex procedure requiring expertise in laparoscopic and choledochoscopic skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of treating biliary calculi through laparoscopic transcystic exploration of the CBD via an ultrathin choledochoscope combined with dual-frequency laser lithotripsy. METHODS: From August 2011 through September 2014, 89 patients at our hospital were treated for cholecystolithiasis with biliary calculi...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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