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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733740/laparoscopic-splenopexy-for-wandering-spleen-a-video-demonstration-of-technique-by-encircling-the-spleen-with-polyglactin-910-woven-mesh
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Sheridan Morgan, Ian Glenn, Oliver Soldes
BACKGROUND: Wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity caused by absence of the spleen's peritoneal attachments, allowing the spleen to move freely within the peritoneal cavity [1]. This disease is most commonly seen in children and young women [1, 2]. Affected individuals are predisposed to complications including splenic torsion, splenic infarction, and pancreatic necrosis [3, 4]. Patients may present with constipation, an abdominal mass, swelling, or acute abdominal pain if splenic torsion has occurred [4]...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733732/predictive-risk-factors-associated-with-cholangitis-following-ercp
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Joshua Tierney, Neal Bhutiani, Bryce Stamp, John S Richey, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stent placement is used for the management of many pancreaticobiliary disorders. It is generally safe with a few short-term complications. The risk factors for the development of post-ERCP cholangitis due to stent occlusion have not been previously described. This study identified such risk factors among patients undergoing ERCP and stent placement for pancreatic or biliary obstruction. METHODS: 3648 ERCPs performed at the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2016 were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731995/-update-on-chronic-pancreatitis-review-article
#3
Frank Czul, Emmanuel Coronel, Jean A Donet
Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive fibro-inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by irreversible fibrosis of the gland with eventual failure of exocrine and endocrine functions and hallmark features of abdominal pain, malabsorption, malnutrition, diabetes mellitus and pancreatic calcifications. In many patients this disease results from a complex mix of environmental (eg, alcohol, cigarettes, and occupational chemicals), genetic factors and a few patients with hereditary or autoimmune disease...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726958/wasabia-japonica-is-a-potential-functional-food-to-prevent-colitis-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Jeong-Eun Jang, Prakash Ramalingam, Young Tag Ko, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are prevalent and debilitating health problems worldwide. Many types of drugs are used to treat IBDs, but they exhibit adverse effects such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc. In order to overcome the limitations of current therapeutic drugs, scientists have searched for functional foods from natural resources. In this study, we investigated the anti-colitic effects of Wasabia japonica extract in a DSS-induced colitis model...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
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Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724304/synchronous-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-and-a-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-more-than-a-coincidence
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Juliana M Costa, Sofia Carvalho, João B Soares
Although the association between intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) has been increasingly reported, whether this association is real or coincidence remains unclear. We report a case of synchronous IPMN and a PNET which were diagnosed preoperatively and discuss the tumorigenesis, clinicopathological features and management of these rare tumors based on the published literature. A 56-year-old male was incidentally diagnosed with a 14 mm branch duct IPMN and a 3...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723770/initial-application-of-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-high-risk-lower-rectal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-after-imatinib-mesylate-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#8
Qiaofei Liu, Guangxi Zhong, Weixun Zhou, Guole Lin
RATIONALE: The lower rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare entity and warrants special attentions because of the considerations of preserving of anal and urinal functions. Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate (IM) has achieved great success in GIST, which potentially extends the applications of function-preserving minimally invasive surgical procedures. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a well-developed minimally invasive technique for benign tumors in lower rectum...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718084/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-producing-insulin-and-vasopressin
#9
Omalkhaire M Alshaikh, Ju-Yoon Yoon, Bryan A Chan, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Jagdish Butany, Sylvia L Asa, Shereen Ezzat
The objective of the study is to report a rare case of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) producing insulin and vasopressin. We describe the clinical presentation and management of a metastatic pNET with refractory hypoglycemia and progressive severe hyponatremia. A 52-year-old patient had abdominal pain leading to the diagnosis of a tumor that was initially presumed to be splenic in origin. Investigations ultimately identified a pancreatic mass that on biopsy proved to be a pNET. Eventually, he developed extensive liver metastases, and with tumor progression, he manifested hypoglycemia and severe hyponatremia...
July 17, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715351/interacting-influences-of-gender-and-chronic-pain-status-on-parasympathetically-mediated-heart-rate-variability-in-adolescents-and-young-adults
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Lynn S Walker, Amanda L Stone, Craig A Smith, Stephen Bruehl, Judy Garber, Martina Puzanovova, André Diedrich
Considerable research links chronic pain to autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction, specifically low heart rate variability (HRV) mediated by reduced parasympathetic activity. However, little is known about factors that influence ANS function in chronic pain. The ANS is the primary pathway for brain-gut communication, making it of particular interest in gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, characterized by functional abdominal pain (FAP). We evaluated the relation of sex, pain severity, and psychological stress to ANS function in adolescents/young adults from a database of pediatric FAP and control participants enrolled 8 years earlier in a prospective study of pain...
August 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712129/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-and-a-placebo-both-significantly-reduced-symptoms-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain
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M Maragkoudaki, G Chouliaras, R Orel, A Horvath, H Szajewska, A Papadopoulou
AIM: Lactobacillus reuteri is a Gram-positive bacterium that naturally inhabits the human intestinal tract. This study assessed how effectively the probiotic Lactobacilllus reuteri DSM 17938 managed childhood functional abdominal pain (FAP). METHODS: We recruited 54 children with a mean age 9.1±3.8 years, who were diagnosed with FAP in the outpatient clinics of three university hospitals in Greece, Slovenia and Poland, according to the Rome III criteria, from January 2013 to December 2015...
July 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707297/functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children-from-low-socio-economic-status-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#12
F Jaime, A Villagrán, C Hernández, M Ortiz, C Serrano, P R Harris
BACKGROUND: Most studies on functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children are based on data from the northern hemisphere. Scientific reports are arising in South American population, but little is still known about children from low socio-economic status (SES), where Helicobacter pylori infection is endemic. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence of FGIDs in school children from low SES and its relationship with H. pylori infection. METHODS: Children from 3 public schools of low SES from Santiago de Chile were included...
July 14, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705786/investigation-of-the-efficacy-of-synbiotics-in-the-treatment-of-functional-constipation-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#13
Ahmet Baştürk, Reha Artan, Atike Atalay, Aygen Yılmaz
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of synbiotic (Lactobacillus casei, L. rhamnosus, L. plantarum, and Bifidobacterium lactis and prebiotics [fiber, polydextrose, fructo-oligosaccharides, and galacto-oligosaccharides]) treatment in children with functional constipation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed in patients aged 4-18 years, and the patients were diagnosed to have functional constipation according to the Roma III diagnostic criteria...
July 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705592/effect-of-perioperative-intravenous-lidocaine-infusion-on-postoperative-recovery-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Xiaoli Song, Yanxia Sun, Xiaomei Zhang, Tianzuo Li, Binbin Yang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intravenous lidocaine infusion has been shown to facilitate postoperative recovery after major abdominal surgery. The current randomized controlled study was performed to assess the effect of perioperative intravenous lidocaine infusion on pain intensity, bowel function and cytokine response after larparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Eighty patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly allocated to receive intravenous lidocaine (bolus injection of 1...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702956/interventions-for-treating-lymphocytic-colitis
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REVIEW
Nilesh Chande, Noor Al Yatama, Tania Bhanji, Tran M Nguyen, John Wd McDonald, John K MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic colitis is a cause of chronic diarrhea. It is a subtype of microscopic colitis characterized by chronic, watery, non-bloody diarrhea and normal endoscopic and radiologic findings. The etiology of this disorder is unknown.Therapy is based mainly on case series and uncontrolled trials, or by extrapolation of data for treating collagenous colitis, a related disorder. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatments for clinically active lymphocytic colitis...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700371/total-pancreatectomy-for-recurrent-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-a-critical-review-of-patient-selection-criteria
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Mahya Faghih, Francisco Garcia Gonzalez, Martin A Makary, Vikesh K Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critical review of the indications for total pancreatectomy and highlight limitations in current diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis remains controversial because of an overreliance on nonspecific imaging and laboratories findings. Endoscopic ultrasound, s-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and/or endoscopic pancreatic function testing are often used to diagnose noncalcific chronic pancreatitis despite the fact that there is no gold standard for this condition...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700149/-acute-urinary-retention-a-mechanical-or-functional-emergency
#17
Giacomo Verzotti, Vanessa Fenner, Gregory Wirth, Christophe E Iselin
Acute urinary retention is one of the most frequent urologic emergencies. It occurs mostly in elderly males that suffer from prostate enlargement. Very rare in women, it is essentially caused by vaginal prolapse and neurologic disease. Patients with acute urinary retention suffer from lower abdominal pain and cannot void. Medical history is the cornerstone of diagnosis. Rarely palpable on abdominal examination, an overfilled bladder may be revealed by dullness on supra-pubic percussion. Acute urinary retention may lead to a decrease in kidney function, and on the long term to detrusor hypocontractility...
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695660/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-on-the-effects-of-menthacarin-a-proprietary-peppermint-and-caraway-oil-preparation-on-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
#18
G Rich, A Shah, N Koloski, P Funk, B Stracke, S Köhler, G Holtmann
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a very common condition affecting more than 10% of the population. While there is no cure, a few drugs have been found to be effective for the relief of symptoms, although most are only effective in a subgroup of patients. We assess and compare the efficacy of a fixed peppermint/caraway-oil-combination (Menthacarin) on symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in patients with FD symptoms consistent with epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) and postprandial distress syndrome (PDS)...
July 10, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685154/is-mycobacterium-avium-paratuberculosis-the-trigger-in-the-crohn-s-disease-spectrum
#19
Harry A Oken, Paul G Saleeb, Robert R Redfield, Stephen C Schimpff
We present and discuss a 30-month investigation of a patient that presented with abdominal pain, postprandial diarrhea, bloating, and night sweats and was treated for Crohn's disease without significant improvement. The patient underwent an ileocecetomy with removal of an atonic segment with resolution of functional gastrointestinal symptoms, but profound night sweats continued postoperatively. The patient was presumptively treated for a mixed mycobacterial infection, blood cultures later grew Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP), and she improved over time...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683987/node-negative-esophageal-cancer-with-short-interval-isolated-metastasis-to-the-gallbladder-a-case-report
#20
Christopher M Hart, Kelly R Haisley, Christian Lanciault, James P Dolan
A 55 year old male smoker presented with clinical T3N0 esophageal adenocarcinoma of the GE junction. He completed neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with carboplatin/paclitaxel and 5040cGy of radiation. He had limited clinical response on restaging but no evidence of metastatic disease and completed a minimally invasive three field esophagectomy. This was complicated by a chyle leak requiring thoracic duct embolization from which he recovered well. Surgical pathology showed no apparent nodal disease or metastases but a poorly differentiated primary tumor with signet-cell features...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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