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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523360/comparison-of-the-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-and-conventional-ph-for-measuring-esophageal-acid-exposure-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Kazuto Tsuboi, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Shunsuke Akimoto, Takahiro Masuda, Hideyuki Kashiwagi, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: The modalities for evaluating acid reflux in medical care for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include conventional pH (C-pH), wireless pH (Bravo(®)) and multichannel intraluminal impedance pH (MII-pH), which have been reported to vary with respect to the duration of acid reflux. In this study, we examined the difference between the acid reflux in C-pH and MII-pH among patients with GERD. METHODS: Prior to initial laparoscopic fundoplication carried out on 297 cases from December 1994 to April 2016, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and C-pH or MII-pH were conducted...
May 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523325/synchronous-gastric-tumors-case-presentation
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Carmen NeamŢu, Bogdan Dan Totolici, Octavian Marius CreŢu, Casiana Stănescu, Andrei Ardelean, Oana Badea, George Ciprian Pribac, Mircea Ovidiu Ciobanu, GarofiŢa Olivia Mateescu, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă
Synchronous gastric tumors, and, especially the presence of an adenocarcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors, are less frequent. We present the case of a 75-year-old patient, with no gastrointestinal pathology in the medical history, who was admitted for marked asthenia, nausea, coffee grounds vomiting, inappetence, dizziness, weight loss and periodical epigastralgias. The clinical and imagistic examinations highlighted an ulcerative, infiltrative, bleeding tumor formation, present on the anterior side and subcardially on the small curvature...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523309/immunohistochemical-expression-of-ki-67-and-p53-along-with-their-digitalized-evaluation-in-the-discriminatory-analysis-of-reactive-atypia-and-dysplastic-lesions-in-gastrointestinal-biopsies-of-the-stomach
#4
Dan Ştefan Sâmpălean, Mihai Turcu, Annamária Fetykó, Jenő Róbert Bartha, Simona Maria BăŢagă, Sabin Gligore Turdean
The differential diagnosis between reactive atypia and non-invasive neoplasia (or dysplasia) can be challenging in the case of small conventional forceps biopsy specimens of the stomach. Despite the existence of several classifications for neoplastic epithelial lesions of the stomach, there are few auxiliary tools for aiding in this decision besides standard stains. We studied the utility of Ki-67 and p53 immunohistochemistry in this setting and their clinico-pathological correlations, based on a set of 99 cases with cytological or architectural atypia reviewed by three pathologists...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522790/the-influence-of-rifaximin-on-diverticulitis-rate-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-diverticulosis
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Tomasz Banasiewicz, Wojciech Francuzik, Adam Bobkiewicz, Łukasz Krokowicz, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Jacek Paszkowski, Adam Studniarek, Piotr Krokowicz, Marcin Grochowalski, Marek Szczepkowski, Zbigniew Lorenc
Diverticulosis, its associated symptoms and complications are one of the most common pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract in more economically developed countries. Presence of diverticuli and their clinical consequences can be divided into four categories: 1) diverticulosis, i.e. an asymptomatic presence of diverticuli that are usually found by accident 2) symptomatic uncomplicated diverticulosis 3) diverticulitis (acute uncomplicated diverticulitis) 4) complications of diverticulitis (conditions requiring hospital stay)...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521835/adult-autoimmune-enteropathy-presenting-initially-with-acquired-acrodermatitis-enteropathica-a-case-report
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Erina Lie, Sarah Sung, Steven Hoseong Yang
BACKGROUND: Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare dermatitis secondary to zinc deficiency most commonly seen as an inherited disease in infants. In the last decade, increased number of reports have been published on the acquired form that presents in adulthood. Unlike its inherited counterpart, acquired AE (AAE) is often secondary to underlying pathologic or iatrogenic etiologies that interfere with nutritional absorption, such as inflammatory bowel disease or alcoholism. Various gastrointestinal pathologies have been associated with AAE, but there is currently no report on its association with adult autoimmune enteropathy (AIE), a rare gastrointestinal disorder commonly seen in infants, with limited cases reported in adults...
May 18, 2017: BMC Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520513/rectal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-mr-imaging-assessment-of-response-to-concurrent-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-a-hypothesis-generating-study
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Seung Hyun Park, Joon Seok Lim, Jinae Lee, Ha Yan Kim, Woong Sub Koom, Hyuk Hur, Mi-Suk Park, Myeong-Jin Kim, Honsoul Kim
Purpose To develop a system for assessment of tumor regression grade (TRG) with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging that is applicable to rectal mucinous adenocarcinoma (RMAC) and to obtain a preliminary evaluation of the association of MR imaging assessment of TRG with response to preoperative concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CCRT). Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was waived. Pre- and post-CCRT MR images of 59 patients with RMAC (median age, 59 years; range, 29-80 years; 42 men [median age, 59 years; range, 36-80 years] and 17 women [median age, 57 years; range, 29-79 years]) who underwent CCRT and subsequent elective resection from July 2005 to June 2015 were analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516311/duodenal-and-ampullary-carcinoid-tumors-size-predicts-necessity-for-lymphadenectomy
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Epameinondas Dogeas, John L Cameron, Cristopher L Wolfgang, Kenzo Hirose, Ralph H Hruban, Martin A Makary, Timothy A Pawlik, Michael A Choti
BACKGROUND: Unlike other neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, management of duodenal and periampullary carcinoids remains controversial. We aimed to determine the metastatic potential and optimal choice of therapy for these neoplasms. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients treated at the Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1996 and 2012 was conducted. Clinicopathologic factors associated with lymph nodal involvement and clinical outcomes were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514332/-clinical-significance-of-nausea-in-migraine
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O V Serousova, M I Karpova, A I Dolgushina, A F Vasilenko, V V Markova, D S Altman
AIM: To study the prevalence and intensity of nausea in pain, prodromal and postdromal phases of migraine paroxysm, and in between the paroxysms in migraine patients, depending on the type of migraine paroxysm and frequency of pain days, and to evaluate an effect of nausea on the course of migraine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and four patients with migraine, aged from 18 to 60 years, were examined. The intensity of nausea was evaluated by a 5-point verbal analogue scale, and its intensity in between the paroxysms by the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512772/subspecialty-approach-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-an-alternative-to-acute-surgical-unit-model-of-care
#10
Sonia Tran, Vincent Choi, Kirsten Hepburn, Nathan Hewitt, Joel Zhou, Daniel L Chan, Michael L Talbot
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis is a common condition. Recent studies have shown an association between creation of an acute surgical unit (ASU) and improved outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of a subspecialty based approach to the management of acute cholecystitis as an alternative to the traditional 'generalist' general surgery approach or the ASU model. METHOD: A 6-year retrospective analysis of outcomes in patients admitted under a dedicated upper gastrointestinal service for acute cholecystitis undergoing emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511234/indications-results-and-clinical-impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline-updated-january-2017
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Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Pierre H Deprez, Christian Jenssen, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Alberto Larghi, Geoffroy Vanbiervliet, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Pedro Bastos, Silvia Carrara, László Czakó, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Paul Fockens, Àngels Ginès, Roald F Havre, Cesare Hassan, Peter Vilmann, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marcin Polkowski
For pancreatic solid lesions, ESGE recommends performing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling as first-line procedure when a pathological diagnosis is required. Alternatively, percutaneous sampling may be considered in metastatic disease.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.In the case of negative or inconclusive results and a high degree of suspicion of malignant disease, ESGE suggests re-evaluating the pathology slides, repeating EUS-guided sampling, or surgery.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence...
May 16, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508832/disease-characteristics-and-treatment-attributes-of-patients-admitted-to-the-oncology-ward-of-a-tertiary-care-government-hospital
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
BACKGROUND: The burden of oncology patients in the most developing countries including India has witnessed a steady, progressive, and significant upward trend attributed mainly to increased life span, availability of better imaging modalities, increased awareness, and lifestyle and environmental changes. The management of such patients in government setup often presents lots of challenges such as advanced stage of presentation, existence of medical comorbid conditions, scarcity of beds, and long multimodal treatment often complicated with therapy-induced toxicities...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503249/hierarchical-models-for-multiple-rare-outcomes-using-massive-observational-healthcare-databases
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Trevor R Shaddox, Patrick B Ryan, Martijn J Schuemie, David Madigan, Marc A Suchard
Clinical trials often lack power to identify rare adverse drug events (ADEs) and therefore cannot address the threat rare ADEs pose, motivating the need for new ADE detection techniques. Emerging national patient claims and electronic health record databases have inspired post-approval early detection methods like the Bayesian self-controlled case series (BSCCS) regression model. Existing BSCCS models do not account for multiple outcomes, where pathology may be shared across different ADEs. We integrate a pathology hierarchy into the BSCCS model by developing a novel informative hierarchical prior linking outcome-specific effects...
August 2016: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502433/eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Lisa M Fahey, Chris A Liacouras
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an atopic disease that is characterized by an isolated infiltration of eosinophils into the epithelium of the esophagus and is triggered by specific allergens. Patients should undergo an upper endoscopy with biopsy after 6 to 8 weeks of treatment with a proton pump inhibitor in order to make the diagnosis of EoE. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a pathologic eosinophilic infiltration of any portion of the gastrointestinal tract, and eosinophilic proctocolitis is an eosinophilic infiltration in the colon alone...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501785/experimental-study-of-sucralfate-intervention-for-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats
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Zhu Junbo, Yu Yongtao, Li Hongbo, Zheng Fenshuang, Lin Ruyun, Yang Chun'ai
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the effects of sucralfate intervention as a novel treatment for paraquat (PQ) poisoning in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. METHODS: After PQ poisoning, the SD rats were randomly divided into the PQ control group (treated with normal saline), the sodium bicarbonate (SB) treatment group, and the sucralfate (LTL) treatment group. Then, the rats were administered normal saline, sodium bicarbonate solution, or sucralfate suspension as an intervention by gastric lavage...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501568/polytrauma-induced-hepatic-stress-response-and-the-development-of-liver-insulin-resistance
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Robert M Akscyn, J Lee Franklin, Tatyana A Gavrikova, Joseph L Messina
Insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction are common following injury. Polytrauma is defined as combined injuries to more than one body part or organ system, and is common in modern warfare, as well as automobile and industrial accidents. Polytrauma can include any combination of burn injury, fracture, hemorrhage, trauma to the extremities, and blunt or penetrating trauma. Multiple minor injuries are often more deleterious than a more severe single injury. To investigate the mechanisms of development of insulin resistance following injury, we have developed a rat model of polytrauma which combined soft tissue trauma with burn injury and penetrating gastrointestinal (GI) trauma...
May 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500039/selected-probiotic-lactobacilli-have-the-capacity-to-hydrolyze-gluten-peptides-during-simulated-gastro-intestinal-digestion
#17
Ruggiero Francavilla, Maria De Angelis, Carlo Giuseppe Rizzello, Noemi Cavallo, Fabio Dal Bello, Marco Gobbetti
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the capacity of probiotic lactobacilli to hydrolyze immunogenic gluten peptides. Eighteen commercial strains of probiotic lactobacilli with highly variable peptidase activity (i.e., aminopeptidase N, iminopeptidase, prolyl endopeptidyl peptidase, tripeptidase, prolidase, prolinase and dipeptidase), including towards Pro-rich peptides, were tested in this study. Ten probiotic strains were selected based on their specific enzyme activity. When pooled, these ten strains provide the peptidase portfolio that is required to completely degrade the immunogenic gluten peptides involved in celiac disease (CD)...
May 12, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496528/long-term-study-of-children-with-rome-iii-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-managed-symptomatically-in-a-biopsychosocial-model
#18
Shailender Madani, Suchi Parikh, Rohit S Madani, Amornluck Krasaelap
BACKGROUND: Our study evaluated progression of and identified potential factors contributing to outcomes of ROME III defined-functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children treated symptomatically in a biopsychosocial model of care with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of pediatric patients who were diagnosed with ROME III defined-FGIDs including functional abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal migraine...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495536/neoaortoiliac-system-procedure-to-treat-infected-aortic-grafts
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Chris Klonaris, Nikolaos Patelis, Athanasios Katsargyris, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Andreas Alexandrou, Theodoros Liakakos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case series is to report the results of our centre in the surgical treatment of infected abdominal aortic grafts using the neo-aortoiliac system (NAIS) procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four male and two female patients underwent a NAIS repair after endovascular (n=3), open (n=2) or combined surgery (n=1) in our centre. Mean age was 73±5.2 years. Graft infection was diagnosed by computed tomography angiography (CTA) and only in two cases further imaging was necessary...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494800/somatic-extracts-of-marshallagia-marshalli-downregulate-the-th2-associated-immune-responses-in-ovalbumin-induced-airway-inflammation-in-balb-c-mice
#20
Sima Parande Shirvan, Azadeh Ebrahimby, Arezoo Dousty, Mohsen Maleki, Ahmadreza Movassaghi, Hassan Borji, Alireza Haghparast
BACKGROUND: Recently the role of gastrointestinal nematodes in modulating the immune responses in inflammatory and immune-mediated conditions such as allergy and autoimmune diseases has been introduced. This is mainly due to the suppressive effects of somatic and excretory secretory (ES) products of nematodes on the immune responses. In this study, we evaluated the immunomodulatory potentials of somatic products of Marshallagia marshalli, a gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep, to suppress the immune-mediated responses in a murine model of allergic airway inflammation...
May 12, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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