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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454229/pancreatic-cancer-presenting-as-colonic-disease-a-rare-case-report
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Sara Tavares Nogueira, Bruno Lima Pinto, Eduardo Faria Silva, Hermano Anjos Garcia, Francisco Carneiro
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth major cause of cancer-related deaths. About 50% of the patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. Metastatic disease to the colon is a very rare entity with only 5 cases described in english literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Male, 60 years-old, presents to a surgical consult with the diagnosis of an adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The physical exam revealed a periumbilical nodule with suspicious features. The staging CT-scan showed a mass in the tail of the pancreas involving the spleen and left kidney, thickening of the sigmoid colon, multiple mesenteric masses and trabecular changes in the ischium, suggesting metastatic disease...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454047/renal-perivascular-adipose-tissue-form-and-function
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Carolina Baraldi A Restini, Alex Ismail, Ramya K Kumar, Robert Burnett, Hannah Garver, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Renal sympathetic activity affects blood pressure in part by increasing renovascular resistance via release of norepinephrine (NE) from sympathetic nerves onto renal arteries. Here we test the idea that adipose tissue adjacent to renal blood vessels, i.e. renal perivascular adipose tissue (RPVAT), contains a pool of NE which can be released to alter renal vascular function. RPVAT was obtained from around the main renal artery/vein of the male Sprague Dawley rats. Thoracic aortic PVAT and mesenteric PVAT also were studied as brown-like and white fat comparators respectively...
February 14, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453825/iatrogenic-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-following-balloon-endoscopy-in-a-patient-with-hepaticojejunostomy-stricture
#3
Hiroshi Kawakami, Tesshin Ban, Yoshimasa Kubota
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is caused by gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal damage alone or in combination with bowel distension, sepsis, and invasion by gas-producing bacteria. The most common cause is mesenteric ischemia associated with bowel necrosis. Iatrogenic HPVG is a rare condition that occurs following various endoscopic procedures 1 . Herein, we present an unusual case of HPVG following balloon endoscopy (BE). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 17, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453214/renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-lady-unusual-findings-and-endovascular-management
#4
Manish Taneja, Benjamin Soo Yeng Chua, Kanika Daga
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) is caused by compression of left renal vein (LRV), usually between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). This can lead to obstruction of flow into the inferior vena cava and secondary left renal venous hypertension. Despite potential serious consequences, diagnosing NCS is often challenging, circuitous and commonly delayed. We report an extremely unique case of NCS. A 34-year-old woman presented with left flank pain and discomfort. On investigation, it was found that high pressure in the LRV, due to compression by the SMA, had led to a large venous aneurysm that had caused pelviureteric junction obstruction and hydronephrosis...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452703/validation-of-the-eighth-edition-of-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-staging-system-for-ampulla-of-vater-cancer
#5
Sung Joo Kim, Soyeon An, Hyo Jeong Kang, Joo Young Kim, Min Ah Jang, Jae Hoon Lee, Ki-Byung Song, Dae Wook Hwang, HyungJun Cho, Song Cheol Kim, Eunsil Yu, Seung-Mo Hong
BACKGROUND: The American Joint Committee on Cancer recently proposed the eighth edition of cancer staging system. Validation studies are required to evaluate the prognostic stratification of ampulla of Vater cancer patients. METHODS: In the study, 369 operatively resected patients with ampullary cancers were grouped based on the eighth T (T1a, limited to sphincter of Oddi; T1b, invasion to duodenal submucosa; T2, invasion to duodenal proper muscle; T3a, invasion to pancreas ≤0...
February 13, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450852/major-pancreatic-resections-normal-postoperative-findings-and-complications
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Marco Chincarini, Giulia A Zamboni, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
OBJECTIVES: (1) To illustrate and describe the main types of pancreatic surgery; (2) to discuss the normal findings after pancreatic surgery; (3) to review the main complications and their radiological findings. BACKGROUND: Despite the decreased postoperative mortality, morbidity still remains high resulting in longer hospitalisations and greater costs. Imaging findings following major pancreatic resections can be broadly divided into "normal postoperative alterations" and real complications...
February 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450690/mortality-rates-of-patients-undergoing-emergency-laparotomy-in-an-irish-university-teaching-hospital
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Aoife C Kiernan, Peadar S Waters, Sean Tierney, Paul Neary, Maria Donnelly, Dara O Kavanagh, Bridget Egan
INTRODUCTION: Emergency laparotomy (EL) is a commonly performed operation with increased morbidity and mortality. Currently, there is a lack of published outcomes following emergency laparotomy within an Irish population. The aim of this study was to assess our outcomes and compare these to predefined outcomes from NELA. METHODS: A review of a prospectively maintained database of all patients who underwent an emergency laparotomy between January 1st 2015 and October 31st 2016 was performed...
February 15, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449343/extrahepatic-angiogenesis-hinders-recovery-of-portal-hypertension-and-collaterals-in-rats-with-cirrhosis-resolution
#8
Shao-Jung Hsu, Ming-Hung Tsai, Ching-Chih Chang, Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ming-Chih Hou, Shou-Dong Lee
Liver cirrhosis is characterized by portal hypertension. However, the alteration of portal hypertension-related derangements during cirrhosis resolution is not well known. This study aimed to establish animal models with cirrhosis resolution and to investigate the relevant changes during this process.Male Spraque-Dawley rats were applied. In reverse thioacetamide (rTAA) model, rats were randomly allocated into four groups with control, TAA cirrhosis and rTAA groups that discontinued TAA for 4 or 8 weeks after cirrhosis induction...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447836/sensory-denervation-of-inguinal-white-fat-modifies-sympathetic-outflow-to-white-and-brown-fat-in-siberian-hamsters
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Ngoc Ly T Nguyen, Bingzhong Xue, Timothy J Bartness
White adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) have sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and sensory innervations. Previous studies from our laboratory revealed central neuroanatomical evidence of WAT sensory and BAT SNS crosstalk with double labeling of inguinal WAT (IWAT) sensory and interscapular BAT (IBAT) SNS neurons. We previously demonstrated that WAT lipolysis increases IBAT temperature, but this effect is absent when IWAT afferents are surgically denervated, which severs both sensory and SNS nerves...
February 12, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446669/segmental-arterial-mediolysis-abdominal-imaging-of-and-disease-course-in-111-patients
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Sailen G Naidu, Christine O Menias, Rahmi Oklu, Robert S Hines, Kinan Alhalabi, Gerges Makar, Fadi E Shamoun, Stanislav Henkin, Robert D McBane
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify the imaging characteristics of segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) at presentation and establish the longitudinal course of disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with SAM at a single institution from 2000 through 2015. Diagnosis was based on published guidelines with multidisciplinary consensus. Imaging studies obtained at initial evaluation were reviewed to evaluate imaging findings and vascular territory distribution...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445599/robotic-vascular-resections-during-whipple-procedure
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REVIEW
Bassan J Allan, Stephanie M Novak, Melissa E Hogg, Herbert J Zeh
Indications for resection of pancreatic cancers have evolved to include selected patients with involvement of peri-pancreatic vascular structures. Open Whipple procedures have been the standard approach for patients requiring reconstruction of the portal vein (PV) or superior mesenteric vein (SMV). Recently, high-volume centers are performing minimally invasive Whipple procedures with portovenous resections. Our institution has performed seventy robotic Whipple procedures with concomitant vascular resections...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445471/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-duodenojejunostomy
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Leonid Barkhatov, Natalia Tyukina, Åsmund A Fretland, Bård I Røsok, Airazat M Kazaryan, Rolf Riis, Bjørn Edwin
In this study, we present results after laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy for five patients with protracted superior mesenteric artery syndrome. The procedure can be performed with minimal perioperative risk and very short postoperative stay. It provides significant postoperative symptom relief for many patients with typical presentation of the syndrome.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445136/goblet-cell-associated-antigen-passages-are-inhibited-during-salmonella-typhimur-cium-infection-to-prevent-pathogen-dissemination-and-limit-responses-to-dietary-antigens
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Devesha H Kulkarni, Keely G McDonald, Kathryn A Knoop, Jenny K Gustafsson, Konrad M Kozlowski, David A Hunstad, Mark J Miller, Rodney D Newberry
Dietary antigen acquisition by lamina propria (LP) dendritic cells (DCs) is crucial to induce oral tolerance and maintain homeostasis. However, encountering innocuous antigens during infection can lead to inflammatory responses, suggesting processes may limit steady-state luminal antigen capture during infection. We observed that goblet cell (GC) associated antigen passages (GAPs), a steady-state pathway delivering luminal antigens to LP-DCs, are inhibited during Salmonella infection. GAP inhibition was mediated by IL-1β...
February 14, 2018: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445027/a-curative-intent-trimodality-approach-for-isolated-abdominal-nodal-metastases-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-update-of-a-single-institutional-experience
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Benny Johnson, Zhaohui Jin, Michael G Haddock, Christopher L Hallemeier, James A Martenson, Rory L Smoot, David W Larson, Eric J Dozois, David M Nagorney, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define survival rates in patients with isolated advanced abdominal nodal metastases secondary to colorectal cancer (CRC), treated with curative-intent trimodality therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients received trimodality therapy, defined as chemotherapy delivered with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) followed by lymphadenectomy and intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Infusional 5-fluorouracil was the most common radiosensitizer used (63%, 41 patients)...
February 14, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444715/porcine-wharton-s-jelly-cells-distribute-throughout-the-body-after-intraperitoneal-injection
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Kreeson Packthongsuk, Theresa Rathbun, Deryl Troyer, Duane L Davis
BACKGROUND: Wharton's jelly cells (WJCs) have multiple differentiation potentials and are easily harvested in large numbers. WJCs are well tolerated in allogeneic environments and there is a growing list of their therapeutic effects. Most therapies require administering large numbers of cells and this is generally accomplished by intravenous injection. Here, we studied the locations of porcine WJCs in immune-competent, allogeneic hosts after intraperitoneal (IP) injection. METHODS: Male porcine WJCs were administered to female neonatal piglets by IP injection...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441339/early-postoperative-small-bowel-obstruction-after-laparotomy-for-trauma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Wu Seong Kang, Yun Chul Park, Young Goun Jo, Jung Chul Kim
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of early postoperative small bowel obstruction (EPSBO) after laparotomy for trauma patients. Methods: From 2009 to 2016, consecutive patients who had undergone laparotomy for trauma were retrospectively evaluated. EPSBO was defined as the presence of signs and symptoms of obstruction between postoperative days 7 and 30, or obstruction occurring anytime within 30 days and lasting more 7 days...
February 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439833/-ascites-as-first-manifestation-of-superior-mesenteric-and-portal-vein-thrombosis-secondary-to-protein-s-deficiency
#17
Nieves Parras García de León, Georgina Martinón Torres, José Luis Esquinas Requena, Jacinta Martín Márquez, Rosa Muñiz Alonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438854/thrombosis-of-the-spleno-mesentiric-portal-axis-following-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-rare-case-report
#18
Saleh Alshreadah, Rasees Alotaibi, Abdulaziz Aldabaeab, Ibrahim Alhafid
INTRODUCTION: Mesenteric, splenic and portal veins thrombosis (MSPVT) is uncommon complication after sleeve gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old female underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for the treatment of morbid obesity, presented 4 weeks later with epigastric pain. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed superior mesenteric, splenic and the portal veins thrombosis. CONCLUSION: MSPVT is a rare presentation after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, which requires early diagnosis and management and it should be included in the differential diagnosis for unexplained abdominal symptoms after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437735/successful-treatment-of-extensive-splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-mycosis-fungoides
#19
Nishtha Sanjay Nagral, Vijay Waman Dhakre, Nirzar Parikh, Shaji Marar
A 33-year-old man of a Middle Eastern origin presented to us with abdominal pain and distension secondary to refractory ascites of 1-month duration. The patient had a history of taking oral retinoic acid 25 mg for 4 months for mycosis fungoides. Investigations revealed thrombosis of hepatic veins with extensive thrombosis of the porto-mesenteric axis. A combination of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, balloon angioplasty and thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was successfully used to treat his condition...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437078/mi-not-a-heart-attack-but-a-gut-attack
#20
Rosemary K Lee, Ana M Cabrera
Mesenteric ischemia and infarction are infrequent but often deadly conditions in acute and critically ill patients. Mesenteric ischemia may be a primary admission diagnosis or may develop secondary to another diagnosis. Having a high index of suspicion for patients at risk of mesenteric ischemia and mesenteric infarction can alter a poor outcome. This article reviews the pathophysiology, risk factors, assessment, medical and nursing diagnoses, as well as collaborative management for mesenteric ischemia. Early identification of patients at risk and the appropriate diagnostic testing are stressed...
February 2018: Critical Care Nurse
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