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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928780/elective-laparoscopic-deroofing-to-treat-the-spontaneous-rupture-of-a-large-simple-liver-cyst-a-case-report
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Yuki Imaoka, Masahiro Ohira, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Seiichi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Tahara, Shintaro Kuroda, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The spontaneous rupture of nonparasitic liver cysts (NLC) is sometimes seen in clinical practice. However, there are no guidelines that describe the optimal treatment strategy and the surgical indications for an NLC rupture due to a small number of reports. Here, we present a case who underwent elective laparoscopic deroofing to treat a spontaneously ruptured NLC that had undergone conservative treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of acute abdominal pain after the conservative treatment of an NLC at another hospital...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908337/source-identification-and-source-control
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REVIEW
Zeke P Oliver, Jack Perkins
Identifying sources of infection and establishing source control is an essential component of the workup and treatment of sepsis. Investigation with history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging can in identifying sources of infection. All organ systems have the potential to develop sources of infection. However, there are inherent difficulties presented by some that require additional diligence, namely, urinalysis, chest radiographs, and intraabdominal infections. Interventions include administration of antibiotics and may require surgical or other specialist intervention...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906036/complicated-acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-a-rapidly-progressive-soft-tissue-infection-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-case-report
#3
Corinne Beerle, Hans Gelpke, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a rare complication of acute appendicitis with perforation through the abdominal wall. The case points out that an intraabdominal origin should be considered in patients presenting with rapidly spreading soft tissue infections of the trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old European woman presented to our hospital with a 1-week history of severe abdominal pain accompanied by rapidly spreading erythema and emphysema of the lower abdomen...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900335/a-rare-presentation-of-peritoneal-tuberculosis-mimicking-malignancy
#4
Thein Swe, Akari Thein Naing, Zaw Win Phyo, Malar Thwin
Our search of literature revealed combined elevations of serum cancer antigen 125 levels and rheumatoid factor levels in a patient with peritoneal tuberculosis has rarely been reported. Thus, we describe the case of a 63-year-old female with large abdominal ascites and malignancy was ruled out with biopsy. High levels of serum cancer antigen and rheumatoid factor were noted. Physicians should be aware that tuberculosis infection could induce elevation of rheumatoid factor levels in the absence of rheumatologic symptoms or disease...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900227/urachal-cyst-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-virgin-abdomen
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Michael P O'Leary, Zane W Ashman, David S Plurad, Dennis Y Kim
Introduction. A patent urachus is a rare congenital or acquired pathology, which can lead to complications later in life. We describe a case of urachal cystitis as the etiology of small bowel obstruction in an adult without prior intra-abdominal surgery. Case Report. A 64-year-old male presented to the acute care surgery team with a 5-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, distention, nausea, and vomiting. He had a two-month history of urinary retention and his past medical history was significant for benign prostate hyperplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884320/prediction-of-procalcitonin-for-postoperative-intraabdominal-infections-after-definitive-operation-of-intestinal-fistulae
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Huajian Ren, Jianan Ren, Qiongyuan Hu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory biomarkers usually start to rise earlier before the infection becomes clinically evident. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive performance of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) counts in postoperative intraabdominal infections (IAIs) after definitive operation of intestinal fistulae. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a total of 356 consecutive patients who underwent elective digestive tract reconstruction for gastrointestinal fistulae without existing clinical infection...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812908/liver-transplantation-in-infants-with-biliary-atresia-comparison-of-primary-versus-temporary-abdominal-closure
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Nagoud Schukfeh, Anna-Charlotte Holland, Dieter P Hoyer, Anja Gallinat, Andreas Paul, Maren Schulze
INTRODUCTION: Biliary atresia (BA) is the most frequent disease leading to liver transplantation (LT) in infants. Since the patients often require transplantation before reaching a body weight of 10 kg, it is necessary to perform living-related or split liver transplantation by using a left lateral segment. However, this graft often exceeds a graft body weight ratio (GBWR) of 4. Because of the size mismatch and poor portal venous blood flow in most recipients, temporary abdominal closure is often favoured...
November 3, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778103/is-routine-abdominal-drainage-necessary-after-liver-resection
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Seidai Wada, Etsuro Hatano, Tomoaki Yoh, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura, Kentaro Yasuchika, Hideaki Okajima, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
PURPOSE: Prophylactic abdominal drainage is performed routinely after liver resection in many centers. The aim of this study was to examine the safety and validity of liver resection without abdominal drainage and to clarify whether routine abdominal drainage after liver resection is necessary. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective liver resection without bilio-enteric anastomosis between July, 2006 and June, 2012 were divided into two groups, based on whether surgery was performed before or after, we adopted the no-drain strategy...
October 24, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775294/-fast-track-protocol-for-children-undergoing-appendicectomy
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M Fanjul, L Pérez, J Cerdá, M Zornoza, R Rojo, I Simal, M A García-Casillas, C Corona, D Peláez, E Molina, A Parente, S Rivas, J M Angulo, E De Tomás
BACKGROUND: Multiple approaches to the treatment of simple and complicated (gangrenous or perforated) appendicitis in children have been promoted. Our goal is to develop a new protocol for these patients that allows shorter hospital stays without increasing complications rates. METHODS: Prospective collected data of patients undergoing appendicitis treated according to the new protocol for a period of 7 months were reviewed. This protocol consists on antibiotic prophylaxis in all cases continued with triple antibiotic regimen in complicated appendicitis...
October 10, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685681/creation-of-abdominal-adhesions-in-mice
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Clement D Marshall, Michael S Hu, Tripp Leavitt, Leandra A Barnes, Alexander T M Cheung, Samir Malhotra, H Peter Lorenz, Michael T Longaker
Abdominal adhesions consist of fibrotic tissue that forms in the peritoneal space in response to an inflammatory insult, typically surgery or intraabdominal infection. The precise mechanisms underlying adhesion formation are poorly understood. Many compounds and physical barriers have been tested for their ability to prevent adhesions after surgery with varying levels of success. The mouse and rat are important models for the study of abdominal adhesions. Several different techniques for the creation of adhesions in the mouse and rat exist in the literature...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629501/-chest-decompression-in-emergency-medicine-and-intensive-care
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H Drinhaus, T Annecke, J Hinkelbein
Decompression of the chest is a life-saving invasive procedure for tension pneumothorax, trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation or massive haematopneumothorax that every emergency physician or intensivist must master. Particularly in the preclinical setting, indication must be restricted to urgent cases, but in these cases chest decompression must be executed without delay, even in subpar circumstances. The methods available are needle decompression or thoracentesis via mini-thoracotomy with or without insertion of a chest tube in the midclavicular line of the 2nd/3rd intercostal space (Monaldi-position) or in the anterior to mid-axillary line of the 4th/5th intercostal space (Bülau-position)...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602245/incidence-of-leukopenia-after-intraperitoneal-vs-combined-intravenous-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
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Philipp Horvath, Stefan Beckert, Florian Struller, Alfred Königsrainer, Ingmar Königsrainer
AIM: To investigate the clinical impact of post-hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) leukopenia, intraperitoneal and combined intravenous/intraperitoneal drug administrations were compared. METHODS: Two patient cohorts were retrospectively analyzed regarding the incidence of postoperative leukopenia. The first cohort (n = 32) received Mitomycin C (MMC)-based HIPEC intraperitoneally (35 mg/m² for 90 min) and the second cohort (n = 10) received a bi-directional therapy consisting of oxaliplatin (OX) (300 mg/m(2) for 30 min) intraperitoneally and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 400 mg/m² plus folinic acid 20 mg/m² intravenously...
August 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567523/-analysis-of-117-episodes-of-enterococcal-bacteremia-study-of-epidemiology-microbiology-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility
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Norma Carolina Manassero, Mercedes Navarro, Marta Rocchi, Horacio di Bella, Ana M Gasparotto, A Valeria Ocaña Carrizo, Federico Novillo, Daniela Furiasse, Aída Monterisi
Enterococcal bacteremia has acquired considerable importance in recent years, mainly due to an increased number of cases that occur during hospital admission. We describe the episodes of enterococcal bacteremia in adult patients recorded at our hospital. Between January 2000 and December 2013, 117 episodes were analyzed. Sixty one percent (61%) of the patients were male and 39% female. The mean age was 68. Predisposing factors were present in 91% of patients. The primary source of infection was intraabdominal...
August 24, 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559700/fty720-induced-lymphopenia-does-not-aggravate-mortality-in-a-murine-model-of-polymicrobial-abdominal-sepsis
#14
Jana Enderes, Julia van der Linde, Jan Müller, Bich-Thu Tran, Wolfram von Bernstorff, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, Tobias Schulze
BACKGROUND: FTY720 is an immunosuppressive molecule licensed for the treatment of chronic relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). It attenuates the adaptive immune response by sequestering T cells within secondary lymphoid organs via its action as functional antagonist of sphingosine-1-phasphate. To date it is unknown whether FTY-induced lymphopenia puts MS patients at increased risk for severe forms of postoperative infectious complications such as abdominal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of FTY720-induced lymphopenia on survival to sepsis secondary to postoperative intraabdominal infections in a murine model of polymicrobial sepsis...
August 24, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522066/successful-use-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-to-treat-a-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#15
Stephen B Vickery, David McClain, Kurt A Wargo
Ceftolozane-tazobactam, a novel β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor, was recently approved for the treatment of complicated urinary tract and intraabdominal infections, as monotherapy and in combination with metronidazole, respectively. Ceftolozane-tazobactam exhibits a wide spectrum of activity against both gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria including multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and some anaerobic bacteria. Although not currently approved for any pulmonary indication, studies have demonstrated excellent distribution to epithelial lining fluid, indicating that it may be an alternative agent to use in the treatment of respiratory tract infections caused by MDRP...
October 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474830/post-coital-vaginal-cuff-dehiscence-with-small-bowel-evisceration-after-laparoscopic-type-ii-radical-hysterectomy-a-case-report
#16
Ilker Kahramanoglu, Veysel Sal, Tugan Bese
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal cuff dehiscence after hysterectomy can be life-threating condition. Vaginal evisceration of bowel may lead to intestinal ischemia and intraabdominal infection. Immediate recognition and surgical repair are crucial for succesful management. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a case of vaginal cuff dehiscence with small bowel evisceration in a 32-year old woman who underwent laparoscopic type II hysterectomy for stage IA2 cervical cancer. CONCLUSION: Patients who have undergone hysterectomy should be advised about when to restart coitus...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27465093/surgical-treatment-of-mediastinitis-with-omentoplasty-in-ventricular-assist-device-patients-report-of-referral-center-experience
#17
Marina Pieri, Marcus Müller, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Panagiotis Pergantis, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Friedrich Kaufmann, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Krabatsch, Georg Arlt, Marian Kukucka, Evgenij Potapov
Mediastinitis is more frequent in patients with implantable ventricular assist devices (VAD) than in other cardiac surgery patients and carries significant mortality. We report our experience with a stepwise approach including aggressive debridement, jet lavage, vacuum assisted closure (VAC) dressing and finally coverage with well-vascularized and immune active omental flaps in VAD patients with infective mediastinitis.We retrospectively collected and analyzed data of patients with continuous flow VAD who underwent plasty with the omental flap due to mediastinitis at Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin beween 1 January 2008 and 30 October 2015 ...
July 26, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464918/pleural-empyema-following-liver-resection-a-rare-but-serious-complication
#18
Claire Goumard, David Fuks, François Cauchy, Jacques Belghiti, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Yves Castier, Olivier Soubrane
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pleural empyema following liver resection has not been thoroughly described in the literature yet. Hence, we aimed to describe characteristics of patients experiencing this complication. METHODS: Characteristics and outcomes of 21 patients who developed pleural empyema after hepatectomy, defined as a bacteriologically proven pleural infection with clinical and biological inflammatory signs requiring antibiotherapy and thoracic drainage, from 2001 to 2014, were retrospectively analyzed...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462389/umbilical-hernia-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-surgical-challenge
#19
REVIEW
Julio C U Coelho, Christiano M P Claus, Antonio C L Campos, Marco A R Costa, Caroline Blum
Umbilical hernia occurs in 20% of the patients with liver cirrhosis complicated with ascites. Due to the enormous intraabdominal pressure secondary to the ascites, umbilical hernia in these patients has a tendency to enlarge rapidly and to complicate. The treatment of umbilical hernia in these patients is a surgical challenge. Ascites control is the mainstay to reduce hernia recurrence and postoperative complications, such as wound infection, evisceration, ascites drainage, and peritonitis. Intermittent paracentesis, temporary peritoneal dialysis catheter or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt may be necessary to control ascites...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27444837/the-technical-outcomes-of-delta-shaped-anastomosis-in-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-a-single-center-safety-and-feasibility-study
#20
Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Naoki Okumura, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Takao Takahashi, Shinji Osada, Kazuhiro Yoshida
BACKGROUND: The indications for laparoscopic gastrectomy for early stomach cancer have spread worldwide, and the short-term outcomes have been favorable. Intraabdominal delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy using endoscopic linear staplers, a technique which was developed by Kanaya et al. is one of the feasible reconstructive procedures. Pure laparoscopic surgery is reported to be associated with several intraoperative and postoperative advantages in comparison with laparoscopy-assisted surgery...
July 21, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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