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Liver abscess

Shuhong Zhang, Guangzhu Yang, Qinghua Ye, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Yuanbin Huang
Klebsiella pneumoniae is not only a major hospital-acquired pathogen but also an important food-borne pathogen that can cause septicaemia, liver abscesses, and diarrhea in humans. The phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of K. pneumoniae in retail foods have not been thoroughly investigated in China. The objective of this study was to characterize K. pneumoniae isolates through biotyping, serotyping, determination of virulence factors, antibiotic resistance testing, enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus-polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR), and (GTG)5 -PCR molecular typing...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
Coeway Boulder Thng, Yen Pin Tan, Vishal G Shelat
Backgrounds/Aims: Gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess (GFPLA) has an incidence of up to 30% of all pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA). GFPLA has higher mortality compared to non-GFPLA. Mere presence of gas within abscess may not determine clinical outcome. Hence it is important to study biologic characteristics that make GFPLA a distinct clinical entity. The aim of this study was to conduct a world review on GFPLA. Methods: We conducted literature searches in PubMed using the following MeSH terms: "gas forming" AND "Liver abscess, pyogenic", "gas" AND "Liver abscess, pyogenic", "gas" AND "Liver abscess", "gas forming" AND "Liver abscess"...
February 2018: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Kazuhiko Morii, Takeharu Yamamoto, Shinichiro Nakamura, Hiroaki Okushin
Objective An infectious hepatic cyst (IHC) is a hepatic cyst complicated with secondary infection and is generally assumed to be rare. However, we have experienced no small number of patients with IHC in recent clinical practice. We therefore examined the incidence and clinical characteristics of IHC. Methods The medical records of patients with IHC who were hospitalized at our institution between January 2012 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Their demographic factors, biochemical, bacteriological, imaging, and treatment results were explored and compared with those of patients with pyogenic liver abscess (PLA)...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Kazuhiko Morii, Shigeyoshi Fujiwara, Shinichiro Nakamura, Hiroaki Okushin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
J W M Greve, N D Bouvy
The EndoBarrier (duodenal-jejunal bypass liner) became available in 2009 as an endoscopic treatment method for obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). The treatment results in significant weight loss and improvement of the obesity-related morbidities such as T2D, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. However, unexpected complications such as liver abscesses can occur, in addition to expected adverse events such as bleeding, obstruction, and migration. The incidence of these complications is low however, and to date no treatment-related mortality has occurred with the use of EndoBarrier...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Mohd Ilyas, Mohd Yaqoob Wani, Kifayat Hussain Ganaie, Gh Mohammad, Musaib Ahmad Dar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
Zhong-Wu Chen, Zheng-Yu Lin, Yi-Ping Chen, Jian Chen, Jin Chen
Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of Habib™ VesOpen, a new intravascular radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter in percutaneous puncture of portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) in patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Materials and Methods: Collected data of patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein trunk or main branch who were treated by the RFA of portal vein tumor ablation with Habib™ VesOpen, a new intravascular RFA catheter...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Ravi Kumar Narayanasamy, Carlos Alberto Castañón-Sanchez, Juan Pedro Luna-Arias, Guillermina García-Rivera, Bartolo Avendaño-Borromeo, María Luisa Labra-Barrios, Jesús Valdés, María Esther Herrera-Aguirre, Esther Orozco
BACKGROUND: Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite responsible for human amebiasis. It causes up to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year. This parasite has two closely related basal transcription factors, the TATA-box binding protein (EhTBP) and the TBP-related factor 1 (EhTRF1). TBP binds to the canonical TATTTAAA-box, as well as to different TATA variants. TRF1 also binds to the TATTTAAA-box. However, their binding capacity to diverse core promoter elements, including the GAAC-element, and their role in gene regulation in this parasite remains unknown...
March 7, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Jennifer M Watchmaker, Andrew J Lipnik, Micah R Fritsche, Jennifer C Baker, Samdeep K Mouli, Sunil Geevarghese, Filip Banovac, Reed A Omary, Daniel B Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prophylactic antibiotics are frequently administered for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In patients without previous biliary instrumentation, infection risk from TACE is low. We hypothesized that there is a negligible rate of infection in these patients without prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS: We reviewed consecutive patients undergoing TACE between 7/1/2013-6/15/2016. All patients had an intact Sphincter of Oddi, received no peri-procedural antibiotics, and had 30+ days follow-up...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Sindhura Kolli, Denzil Etienne, Madhavi Reddy, Ghulamullah Shahzad
A double or accessory common bile duct (ACBD) is a rare congenital anomaly. We report the case of a 60-year-old American Asian male, who was found to have a double or duplicated common bile duct after being admitted for evaluation of a pancreatic mass. A duplicated bile duct has the same mucosa histologically as a single bile duct. However, the opening of a duplicated bile duct lacks a sphincter allowing retrograde flow of gut contents which results in a higher probability of intraductal calculus formation...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Dario Giambelluca, Fabio Panzuto, Eliana Giambelluca, Massimo Midiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 5, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Mohamed Awad Mansour, Mohamed Omar Khalifa
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Transarterial chemoembolization remains a common treatment option in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. However, protocols for pre- and post-procedure care and the role of antibiotic prophylaxis have not been evaluated. The aim of this work was to compare 3 different groups of prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing chemoembolization and to compare the efficacy of intravenous versus oral route. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 180 hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing transarterial chemoembolization were selected...
March 1, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Yen-Chun Peng, Cheng-Li Lin, Fung-Chang Sung
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the risk of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in patients receiving endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES). SETTING: A population-based cohort study using data from Taiwans' National Health Insurance Research Database was conducted. Patients aged 20 or older who had undergone an ES were considered as the ES cohort. The dates for the first hospitalisation of the patients receiving ES were defined as the index dates. PARTICIPANTS: Patients in the ES and non-ES cohorts were selected by 1:1 matching ratio based on a propensity score...
March 3, 2018: BMJ Open
Erica S Alexander, Rosemarie Mick, Gregory J Nadolski, Jeffrey I Mondschein, S William Stavropoulos, Michael C Soulen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate safety, time to recurrence, and overall survival (OS) in patients with liver metastases (LM), treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) followed by ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients with LM treated with combined TACE and ablation from August 1998 to September 2015. Forty-two patients (12 women, 30 men; age 62.9 ± 11.9 years) were treated for 44 LMs. Tumor characteristics, imaging response to treatment, recurrence, and OS data were reviewed...
March 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
René Fahrner, Falk Rauchfuss, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: There are numerous causes of hepatic gas formation that range from serious pathologies to incidental findings, including mesenteric infarction, liver abscess, inflammatory bowel disease or minimally invasive hepatic interventions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency room after a car accident. The clinical examination and further diagnostics revealed a craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull, concomitant soft tissue lesions and subarachnoidal bleeding...
March 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
Matias E Czerwonko, Pablo Huespe, Cristina M Elizondo, Juan Pekolj, Adrian Gadano, Laura Barcán, Sung-Ho Hyon, Eduardo de Santibañes, Martín de Santibañes
BACKGROUND: Adult liver recipients (ALR) differ from the general population with pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) as they exhibit: reconstructed biliary anatomy, recurrent hospitalizations, poor clinical condition and are subjected to immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with PLA in ALR and to analyze the management experience of these patients. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2016, 879 adult patients underwent liver transplantation (LT), 26 of whom developed PLA...
February 26, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Koichi Kinoshita, Toru Beppu, Tatsunori Miyata, Kunitaka Kuramoto, Yasushi Yoshida, Naoki Umesaki, Yuki Kitano, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Hiroyuki Komori, Kei Horino, Atsunobu Misumi, Hideo Baba
A 70-year-old man with a growing liver tumor had undergone subtotal gastrectomy with pancreaticoduodenectomy for gastric cancer (T4b P0 H0 N1, Stage IIIB) 30 months before admission to our hospital. Enhanced computed tomography revealed two hypervascular nodules in segments 4 and 8. After histological diagnosis of small liver metastases from gastric cancer in segment 8, the patient underwent open microwave coagulation therapy (MCT) for the tumor (diameter: 30 mm) in segment 4. MCT was performed by using 1.5-cm and 3-cm monopolar needle electrodes with 22 times of puncture under the condition of 100 W × 60 sec...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Daisuke Todokoro, Kiyofumi Mochizuki, Takashi Nishida, Hiroshi Eguchi, Tatsuro Miyamoto, Takaaki Hattori, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoyuki Inoue, Ryohei Nejima, Saichi Hoshi, Hideo Akiyama
Endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis, also called metastatic endophthalmitis, is a rare bacterial endophthalmitis derived from distant infectious foci via the bloodstream. This infection can potentially cause not only severe visual disturbance, but also loss of the eyeball or death, as most patients are immunocompromised. This retrospective Japanese multicenter study analyzed 32 eyes in 25 definitive cases. Twelve patients (48.0%) had diabetes mellitus. Typical ocular findings were vitreous haze (87.5%), cells in the anterior chambers (62...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Arafat Khalphallah, Nasr-Eldin M Aref, Ashraf M Abu-Seida, Enas Elmeligy, Sara A Bayoumi, Al-Lethie A Al-Lethie, Doaa Salman
This study describes the ultrasonographic findings of five hepatobiliary diseases in buffaloes. Fifty buffaloes including; 20 clinically normal and 30 hepatobiliary diseased buffaloes were enrolled in this study. Complete clinical, radiographic and ultrasonographic examinations and laboratory analyses were conducted. RESULTS: Focal parenchymal lesions including liver abscess (N=12) and hepatic cyst (N=6), diffuse parenchymal lesion (hepatobiliary cirrhosis, N=5) and obstruction of hepatobiliary passages including cholestasis (N=4) and hepatocholelithiasis (N=3) were successfully imaged by ultrasound...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Science
Toshiaki Aida, Masayuki Shiobara, Kazuo Wakatsuki, Shuka Arai, Kosuke Suda, Kotaro Miyazawa, Tetsutaro Miyoshi, Yoshihisa Takahashi, Shigeru Yoshioka
The patient was a 70-year-old man. He was diagnosed with advanced transverse colon cancer. A computed tomography (CT)revealed liver metastasis and tumor thrombosis of portal vein. We started combination chemotherapy with capecita- bine/oxaliplatin(CapeOX). Perforation of the tumor was observed 5 days after CapeOX therapy was started. Treatment with abscess drainage and ileostmy, infection was controlled and general condition was improved. After 9 courses of CapeOX, we changed chemotherapy regimen to irinotecan/tegafur-gimeracil-oteracilpotassium (IRIS)due to strong side effects...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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