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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167944/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-benign-liver-lesions
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Jessica G Zarzour, Kristin K Porter, Hisham Tchelepi, Michelle L Robbin
Liver lesions are often incidentally detected on ultrasound examination and may be incompletely characterized, requiring further imaging. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States for liver lesion characterization. CEUS has the ability to characterize focal liver lesions and has been shown to be superior to color Doppler and power Doppler ultrasound in the detection of tumor vascularity. Differentiating benign from malignant liver lesions is essential to characterizing liver lesions...
November 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162286/medical-management-of-a-subretinal-klebsiella-pneumoniae-abscess-with-excellent-visual-outcome-without-performing-vitrectomy
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A Martel, B Butet, J C Ramel, D Martiano, S Baillif
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a Klebsiella pneumoniae endogenous endophthalmitis (KPEE) of hepatic and urinary origin that was successfully treated with systemic antibiotherapy and 13 intravitreal antibiotics injections without performing a vitrectomy. PATIENT AND METHOD: Case report of a 60-year-old man with a subretinal abscess in the left eye that developed 3 days after initial presentation for K. pneumoniae bacteremia, liver abscess and urinary tract infection...
November 18, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160807/entamoeba-histolytica-under-oxidative-stress-what-countermeasure-mechanisms-are-in-place
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Erika Pineda, Doranda Perdomo
Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of human amoebiasis; it affects 50 million people worldwide and causes approximately 100,000 deaths per year. Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasite that is primarily found in the colon; however, for unknown reasons, it can become invasive, breaching the gut barrier and migrating toward the liver causing amoebic liver abscesses. During the invasive process, it must maintain intracellular hypoxia within the oxygenated human tissues and cellular homeostasis during the host immune defense attack when it is confronted with nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species...
November 21, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158999/recurrent-primary-suprahepatic-abscess-due-to-providencia-stuartii-a-rare-phenomenon
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Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sandar Linn, Madhavi Reddy, Anjali Bakshi
Gram-negative urease-producing bacilli, Providencia stuartii (P. stuartii), is reported in urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia in humans but they rarely present with a hepatic abscess. We present a rare case of a recurrent suprahepatic cyst due to P. stuartii in a 45-year-old female, intravenous ( IV) heroin abuser with chronic hepatitis B and C. A 45-year-old female with 10 days status post right suprahepatic abscess drainage presented with recurrent, right, upper quadrant abdominal pain for one day...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145578/the-changing-paradigm-of-management-of-liver-abscesses-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease
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David M Straughan, Kaitlin C McLoughlin, John E Mullinax, Beatriz E Marciano, Alexandra F Freeman, Victoria L Anderson, Gulbu Uzel, Sa D C Azoury, Rebecca Sorber, Humair S Quadri, Harry L Malech, Suk See DeRavin, Natasha Kamal, Christopher Koh, Christa S Zerbe, Douglas B Kuhns, John I Gallin, Theo Heller, Steven M Holland, Udo Rudloff
Background: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare genetic disorder causing recurrent infections. Over one quarter of patients develop hepatic abscesses and liver dysfunction. Recent reports suggest disease-modifying treatment with corticosteroids is effective for these abscesses. Comparison of corticosteroid therapy to traditional invasive treatments has not been performed. Methods: Records of 268 patients with CGD treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1980 to 2014 were reviewed...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135843/abscessing-infection-by-streptococcus-mitis-mimicking-metastatic-lesions-in-a-5-year-old-girl-with-nephroblastoma-a-case-report
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Lara Imhof, Simone Schrading, Till Braunschweig, Gerhard Steinau, Jan Wilhelm Spillner, Alexander Puzik, Lisa Lassay, Udo Kontny
Streptococcus mitis is a common pathogen causing infections in oncological patients. However, cases of abscesses caused by Streptococcus mitis in oncological patients have not been reported so far. We report on 5-year-old child with nephroblastoma and pulmonary and hepatic metastases at diagnosis who went into complete remission undergoing chemotherapy and nephrectomy, and who developed new round lesions in liver and lungs under continuous chemotherapy suggestive of new metastases. Biopsy of the lesions revealed abscesses with detection of Streptococcus mitis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135100/safety-and-efficacy-of-liver-resections-in-elderly-patients
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Ioannis D Kostakis, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Gregory Kouraklis
PURPOSE: Elderly patients constitute a special group of surgical candidates due to the frequent coexistence of major comorbidities. We report our experience in performing liver resections in patients aged 75 years or older. METHODS: During a period of 62 months, 154 patients underwent liver resections, out of which 20 were 75 years old or older. Our prospectively maintained database was reviewed regarding patient and tumor characteristics, intraoperative and postoperative data...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132925/successful-transcatheter-arterial-antimicrobial-and-steroid-therapy-for-refractory-liver-abscess-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Taito Kitano, Yuki Nishikawa, Satoru Sueyoshi, Noriko Horikawa, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Sayaka Yoshida
Hepatic abscess in chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is very refractory and frequently requires multiple surgeries with frequent morbidities. Although surgical interventions are often required, patients are often not able to have surgery for various reasons. We present the case of a 21-year-old man with recurrent hepatic abscess in CGD. We could not provide surgical interventions due to the lack of a fluid cavity and the patient's refusal, and therefore we administered transcatheter arterial antimicrobial and steroid therapy...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130451/population-based-cohort-study-investigating-the-association-between-weight-loss-and-pyogenic-liver-abscesses
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Shih-Wei Lai, Cheng-Li Lin, Kuan-Fu Liao
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Few systematic studies focus on the association between weight loss and pyogenic liver abscesses. The objective of the study was to assess the association between weight loss and pyogenic liver abscesses in adults in Taiwan. METHODS: This population-based cohort study utilized the database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program. Totally, 8453 subjects aged 20 to 84 years with newly diagnosed weight loss between 2000 and 2012 were assigned as the weight loss group, and 33777 randomly selected subjects without weight loss were assigned as the non-weight loss group...
December 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123581/surgical-treatment-of-hepatic-echinococcus-granulosus
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Waldemar Patkowski, Maciej Krasnodębski, Michał Grąt, Łukasz Masior, Marek Krawczyk
Introduction: Infections caused by metacestode stage of the Echinococcus granulosus in humans result in disease named cystic echinococcosis. Aim: To present the outcomes of patients treated surgically for cystic echinococcosis of the liver. Material and methods: One hundred and nineteen patients treated in the period between 1989 and 2014 due to E. granulosus infection in the Department of General, Transplant, and Liver Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw were selected for this retrospective study...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114489/chitinase-gene-based-analysis-of-the-genetic-variability-among-the-clinical-isolates-of-entamoeba-dispar-from-puducherry-india
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Selvarathinam Ajay Philips, Kumar Manochitra, Subhash Chandra Parija
Introduction: Amebiasis is known to be caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Entamoeba dispar is considered to be a sibling species of E. histolytica, as the two are phylogenetically closest. There are reports that certain strains of E. dispar isolated were capable of causing hepatic lesions in the experimental animal models. The intra-/inter-species genetic variation has been found to have profound implication in the invasiveness of the disease. Thus, studying polymorphism in E...
July 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108209/-analysis-the-clinical-features-of-pseudomonas-pseudomallei-liver-abscesses
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Y H Wu, Y F Zhan, A L Yu, Q Li
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October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108074/interactive-effects-of-supplemental-zn-sulfate-and-ractopamine-hydrochloride-on-growth-performance-carcass-traits-and-plasma-urea-nitrogen-in-feedlot-heifers
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C L Van Bibber-Krueger, R G Amachawadi, H M Scott, J M Gonzalez, J S Drouillard
Interactive effects of supplemental Zn and ractopamine hydrochloride (RH) were evaluated using 156 crossbred heifers (initial BW = 527 kg ± 6.61; gross BW × 0.96) to determine the impact on feedlot performance, plasma urea nitrogen (PUN), and carcass characteristics. The study was conducted as a randomized complete block design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments. Factors consisted of 1) 30 or 100 mg supplemental Zn/kg diet DM (30Zn or 100Zn) as Zn sulfate and 2) 0 or 200 mg RH/heifer daily...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108068/rapid-communication-16s-ribosomal-ribonucleic-acid-characterization-of-liver-abscesses-in-feedlot-cattle-from-three-states-in-the-united-states
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M D Weinroth, C R Carlson, J N Martin, J L Metcalf, P S Morley, K E Belk
Liver abscesses are a major economic burden to beef producers. Although a few causative organisms have been cultured from purulent material, the full polymicrobial diversity of liver abscesses has not been reported. The objective of this study was to characterize purulent material collected from liver abscess in beef cattle produced in different production systems in 3 cattle producing states in the United States using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Differences between purulent material microbial communities among geographic region of feeding and application of a common antimicrobial were also investigated...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096338/liver-abscess-and-sepsis-caused-by-clostridium-perfringens-and-klebsiella-oxytoca
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Christoph Paasch, Stefan Wilczek, Martin W Strik
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium (C) perfringens and Klebsiella (K) oxytoca are pathogenous human bacteria. Due to the production of several toxins C. perfringens is virulent by causing i.a. the necrotizing fasciitis, gas gangrene and hepatic abscess. K. oxytoca mostly causes infections of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We are presenting the case of a male patient at the age of 64, who suffered from nausea and progressive pain in the right upper abdomen...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079259/endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-drainage-of-a-spontaneous-candida-glabrata-pituitary-abscess-case-report-intraoperative-video
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Ben A Strickland, Martin Pham, Joshua Bakhsheshian, John Carmichael, Martin Weiss, Gabriel Zada
Noniatrogenic pituitary abscesses remain a rare clinical entity, and are the indication for surgery in <1% of transsphenoidal approaches. Correct diagnosis of this rare entity is often delayed. Without timely treatment, morbidity and mortality are high. Of the 200 cases reported, less than half have identified a causative organism. We report the second case of a pituitary abscess caused by Candida species, and further provide intraoperative video of endoscopic management of this pathology. A 33-year-old woman presented with headache, hypopituitarism, and vision loss in the setting of diabetic ketoacidosis, and was found to have multiple abscesses in the liver, lung, kidney, and uterus...
October 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055720/high-hepatic-exposure-of-furanocoumarins-in-radix-angelica-dahuricae-is-associated-with-transporter-mediated-active-uptake
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Lin Chen, Haiying Yang, Chenchen Yu, Mei Yuan, Hua Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Radix Angelica dahuricae (RAD), the roots of Angelica dahurica (Hoffm.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Franch. & Sav, is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has been used for centuries to treat headaches, toothaches, nose congestion, abscesses, furunculoses, and acne. This herb is also one of frequently reported TCMs showing the herb-drug interaction potential. Furanocoumarins are main bioactive components of RAD. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is designed to characterize the tissue distribution profiles of furanocoumarins after oral administration of RAD extract in rats and to explore the mechanism underlying the high hepatic exposure of the major furanocoumarins...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054959/honeycomb-and-necklace-signs-in-liver-abscesses-secondary-to-melioidosis
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Sidney Ching Liang Ong, Mina Mustafa Mahmood Alemam, Nor Aniza Zakaria, Nur Azidawati Abdul Halim
Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and tropical Australia with varying clinical features from benign skin lesions to fatal septicaemia. Imaging plays an important role in evaluation of the melioid liver abscesses. A 45-year-old man with underlying diabetes presented with fever and lethargy for 2 weeks and abdominal pain for 2 days. His liver was enlarged on examination. Blood investigations revealed mild leucocytosis and raised liver enzymes. Ultrasound showed multiple multiloculated hypoechoic lesions throughout the liver and spleen...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
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Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038738/a-case-of-infective-endocarditis-and-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-streptococcus-mitis-bacteremia
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Victoria S Byrd, Attila S Nemeth
A 57-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, hematemesis, and melena. He reported taking high-dose ibuprofen for back pain and drinking several 24-ounce beers daily. Examination was remarkable for icteric sclera, poor dentition, tachycardia, and crescendo-decrescendo murmur at right upper sternal border, radiating to the carotids. Labs revealed leukocytosis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated liver function tests and INR. Endoscopy demonstrated antral ulcers, duodenitis, and esophagitis. Blood cultures were obtained and broad-spectrum antibiotics started; cultures later grew Streptococcus mitis, and antibiotic coverage was narrowed...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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