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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212260/laparoscopic-approach-in-colonic-diverticulitis-dispelling-myths-and-misperceptions
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Panagiota Gralista, Demetrios Moris, Michail Vailas, Anastasios Angelou, Athanasios Petrou, Evangelos Felekouras, Alexandros Papalampros
BACKGROUND/AIM: Diverticular disease is a first-class health care problem and one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in western industrialized countries, causing significant morbidity and mortality. In this review of the literature, we aim to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of the laparoscopic approach in both elective and emergency setting of diverticular disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bibliographic search of articles was performed using the electronic database Medline from PubMed...
February 16, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203180/metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-a-case-report
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Brian Schwartz, Mitchell Schwartz
Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the gastrointestinal tract as the sole site of metastatic disease is exceedingly rare. We report a patient with known cutaneous SCC that metastasized to regional lymph nodes who, after therapy, appeared to be disease free until a small metastatic lesion was identified on colonoscopy within a diverticular orifice. He was subsequently noted to have more diffuse gastrointestinal involvement, including a small bowel lesion not previously identified on imaging. The presence of a gastrointestinal metastatic lesion in this setting should prompt consideration to exclude other synchronous lesions and the need for possible additional systemic therapy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197792/laparoscopic-lavage-versus-surgical-resection-for-acute-diverticulitis-with-generalised-peritonitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Cirocchi, S Di Saverio, D G Weber, R Taboła, I Abraha, J Randolph, A Arezzo, G A Binda
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates current evidence on the therapeutic role of laparoscopic lavage in the management of diverticular peritonitis. A systematic review of the literature was performed on PubMed until June 2016, according to preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. All randomised controlled trials comparing laparoscopic lavage with surgical resection, irrespective of anastomosis or stoma formation, were analysed. After assessment of titles and full text, 3 randomised trials fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
February 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197355/a-case-of-crossed-left-renal-ectopia-identified-during-colostomy-reversal
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Rachel NeMoyer, Sumana Narayanan, Nell Maloney-Patel
Unilateral crossed renal ectopia without fusion is an uncommon anatomic anomaly, which often goes undiagnosed. We report a case of this renal variant discovered incidentally during colostomy reversal after Hartmann's procedure for diverticular stricture.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192107/gastrointestinal-complications-of-obesity
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Michael Camilleri, Harmeet Malhi, Andres Acosta
Obesity is usually associated with morbidity related to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. However, there are many gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases for which obesity is the direct cause [e.g. non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD)] or is a significant risk factor, such as reflux esophagitis and gallstones. When obesity is a risk factor, it may interact with other mechanisms and result in earlier presentation or complicated diseases. There are increased odds ratios or relative risks of several gastrointestinal complications of obesity: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, erosive gastritis, gastric cancer, diarrhea, colonic diverticular disease, polyps, cancer, liver disease including NAFLD, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstones, acute pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer...
February 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188167/hidradenitis-suppurativa-neutrophilic-dermatoses-and-diverticular-disease-in-a-young-african-american-patient
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Kavita Darji, Maulik M Dhandha, Mary Guo
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder of the terminal follicular epithelium of apocrine sweat glands, manifesting as painful and exudative papules, pustules, cysts or nodules. This inflammatory condition often presents with other systemic and cutaneous disorders. We present the case of an African-American man with HS who was also diagnosed with neutrophilic dermatoses and diverticular disease. Neutrophilic dermatosis was identified based on histopathology findings. Our patient underwent multiple surgeries for flaring of his skin condition...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163946/diverticular-pylephlebitis-and-polymicrobial-septicemia
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Pradhum Ram, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Chitra Punjabi
Diverticulitis primarily affects the sigmoid colon and is often complicated by intra-abdominal abscesses and fistulas. Rarely, however, mesenteric venous thrombosis has been known to occur. Optimal management is still unclear. We report the first case of polymicrobial sepsis resulting from diverticular pylephlebitis, managed successfully with bowel rest, antibiotics, and anticoagulation.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152033/no-neuronal-loss-but-alterations-of-the-gdnf-system-in-asymptomatic-diverticulosis
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Martina Barrenschee, Thilo Wedel, Christina Lange, Ines Hohmeier, François Cossais, Michael Ebsen, Ilka Vogel, Martina Böttner
BACKGROUND: Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a potent neurotrophic factor known to promote the survival and maintenance of neurons not only in the developing but also in the adult enteric nervous system. As diverticular disease (DD) is associated with reduced myenteric neurons, alterations of the GDNF system were studied in asymptomatic diverticulosis (diverticulosis) and DD. METHODS: Morphometric analysis for quantifying myenteric ganglia and neurons were assessed in colonic full-thickness sections of patients with diverticulosis and controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150481/life-style-and-other-risk-factors-for-diverticulitis
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Stephan K Böhm, Wolgang Kruis
BACKGROUND: Diverticulosis is a very common condition. Around 20% of the carriers of diverticula are believed to suffer from diverticular disease during their lifetime. This makes diverticular disease one of the clinically and economically most significant diseases in gastroenterology. The etiopathogenesis of diverticulosis and diverticular disease is not well understood. Epidemiological studies allow to define risk factors for the development of diverticulitis and its complications. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed and the current knowledge about risk factors for diverticulitis and associated conditions reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148540/acute-lower-gi-bleeding-in-the-uk-patient-characteristics-interventions-and-outcomes-in-the-first-nationwide-audit
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Kathryn Oakland, Richard Guy, Raman Uberoi, Rachel Hogg, Neil Mortensen, Michael F Murphy, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVE: Lower GI bleeding (LGIB) is a common reason for emergency hospital admission, although there is paucity of data on presentations, interventions and outcomes. In this nationwide UK audit, we describe patient characteristics, interventions including endoscopy, radiology and surgery as well as clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Multicentre audit of adults presenting with LGIB to UK hospitals over 2 months in 2015. Consecutive cases were prospectively enrolled by clinical teams and followed for 28 days...
February 1, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134941/advantages-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-colovesical-fistula
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Noel Salgado-Nesme, Omar Vergara-Fernández, Luis Alberto Espino-Urbina, Hugo Alberto Luna-Torres, Adolfo Navarro-Navarro
BACKGROUND: Colovesical fistulas in two-thirds of the cases are due to diverticular disease. In recent years, a minimally invasive approach has shown advantages over the traditional open approach. The goal of this study was to evaluate the surgical results and safety of the laparoscopic procedure in patients with colovesical fistula. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 24 patients who underwent surgery for colovesical fistula in a referral center from 2005 to 2011...
November 2016: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133170/-a-case-of-intestinal-diverticular-perforation-in-roux-en-y-reconstruction-after-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy
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Hideyuki Tanaka, Koichi Doi, Katsuhiro Ogawa, Taisuke Yagi, Naoki Umesaki, Nobuyuki Ozaki, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Yoshiaki Ikuta, Kenichi Ogata, Hiroshi Takamori
An 81-year-old woman who had undergone laparoscopic distal gastrectomy complained of abdominal pain 21 days after the operation.Blood tests showed a strong inflammatory reaction.Abdominal CT revealed a perforation in the small intestinal diverticula.Partial jejunectomy including the diverticulum was performed.The diverticular perforation was attributed to the presence of undigested food in the diverticulum.The patient had an uneventful postoperative course, and she was discharged on postoperative day 32.
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125785/ct-colonographic-screening-of-patients-with-a-family-history-of-colorectal-cancer-comparison-with-adults-at-average-risk-and-implications-for-guidelines
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Perry J Pickhardt, Ifeanyi Mbah, B Dustin Pooler, Oliver T Chen, J Louis Hinshaw, Jennifer M Weiss, David H Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to compare rates of lesion detection at CT colonographic (CTC) screening of adults without symptoms who had and who did not have a family history of colorectal cancer according to American Cancer Society guidelines and to consider the clinical implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 134 months, consecutively registered CTC cohorts of adults without symptoms who had (n = 156; 88 [56.4%] women; 68 [43.6%] men; mean age, 56...
January 26, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103611/phase-ii-randomised-discontinuation-trial-of-the-met-vegf-receptor-inhibitor-cabozantinib-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Adil Daud, Harriet M Kluger, Razelle Kurzrock, Frauke Schimmoller, Aaron L Weitzman, Thomas A Samuel, Ali H Moussa, Michael S Gordon, Geoffrey I Shapiro
BACKGROUND: A phase II randomised discontinuation trial assessed cabozantinib (XL184), an orally bioavailable inhibitor of tyrosine kinases including VEGF receptors, MET, and AXL, in a cohort of patients with metastatic melanoma. METHODS: Patients received cabozantinib 100 mg daily during a 12-week lead-in. Patients with stable disease (SD) per Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours (RECIST) at week 12 were randomised to cabozantinib or placebo. Primary endpoints were objective response rate (ORR) at week 12 and postrandomisation progression-free survival (PFS)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089291/repair-of-stenosed-neourethra-using-the-proximal-neourethral-diverticulum-a-technique-in-redo-hypospadias-surgery
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Cenita J Sam, Sudipta Sen, Pavai A Arunachalam
Neourethral diverticulum secondary to distal neourethral stenosis is not uncommon after proximal hypospadias repair. We describe a technique using the neo urethral diverticular roof and overlying skin as a composite flap to reconstruct the urethral stenosis distal to the diverticulum. The composite flap is advanced distally for reconstruction of the stenosed urethra either as a tube or as an onlay. Urethra at the diverticular bed is tubularized to reduce its caliber. This technique has yielded excellent results in three children...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079347/the-diagnostic-challenge-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease
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Cesare Cremon, Lara Bellacosa, Maria R Barbaro, Rosanna F Cogliandro, Vincenzo Stanghellini, Giovanni Barbara
Colonic diverticulosis is a common condition in Western industrialized countries occurring in up to 65% of people over the age of 60 years. Only a minority of these subjects (about 10- 25%) experience symptoms, fulfilling Rome criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis (IBS-like symptoms) in 10 to 66% of cases. Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is a syndrome characterized by recurrent abdominal symptoms attributed to diverticula in the absence of macroscopically evident alterations other than the presence of diverticula...
January 12, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065788/western-dietary-pattern-increases-whereas-prudent-dietary-pattern-decreases-risk-of-incident-diverticulitis-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Lisa L Strate, Brieze R Keeley, Yin Cao, Kana Wu, Edward L Giovannucci, Andrew T Chan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary fiber is implicated as a risk factor for diverticulitis. Analyses of dietary patterns may provide information on risk beyond those of individual foods or nutrients. We examined whether major dietary patterns are associated with risk of incident diverticulitis. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of 46,295 men who were free of diverticulitis and known diverticulosis in 1986 (baseline) using data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study...
January 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060005/exploration-of-health-status-illness-perceptions-coping-strategies-psychological-morbidity-and-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-fecal-ostomies
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Simon R Knowles, Davina Tribbick, William R Connell, David Castle, Michael Salzberg, Michael A Kamm
PURPOSE: In a previous paper focusing on the common sense model (CSM) for ostomies in people with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and diverticular disease, we reported that (1) illness perceptions were directly related to illness status, and both illness perceptions and coping strategies (maladaptive coping) directly influenced anxiety and depression; (2) self-efficacy and emotion-focused coping style ameliorated depression but not anxiety; and (3) time since surgery was associated with improved health status, a reduction in negative illness perceptions, and increased emotional-focused coping...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057997/male-urethral-diverticulum-uncommon-entity-our-experience
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Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044446/colonic-diverticular-bleeding-have-we-identified-the-risk-factors-for-massive-bleeding-yet
#20
Juan Manuel Blancas Valencia
As we know, the frequency of diverticular disease (DD) increases according to age, being less than 5% in patients under 40 years of age and up to 60% after 80 years of age. The most common distribution of diverticula is in the left colon, except for the Asian population, where diverticular disease of the right colon is more frequent.
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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