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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672296/predictive-factors-of-portal-hypertensive-enteropathy-exacerbation-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-capsule-endoscopy-study
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Sayoko Kunihara, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Ichiro Otani, Atsushi Igawa, Yuko Nagaoki, Hiroshi Aikata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The clinical course and exacerbation of portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) are yet to be fully clarified. This study aimed to identify factors related to PHE exacerbation in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). METHODS: Fifty patients with LC (33 male; mean age, 67 years), who underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) at the Hiroshima University Hospital between February 2009 and September 2015, were followed up for >6 months. Exacerbation is defined as the appearance of new lesions or worsening of existing lesions...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650932/-a-case-of-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-locally-advanced-infiltration-curatively-resected-after-capeox-therapy
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Yuki Suematsu, Mao Nakayama, Shunsuke Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Saito, Miyuki Takahashi, Kyohei Kanematsu, Michiko Fukabori, Kazuhiko Wakabayashi, Yutaka Itoh
A 68-year-old man presented with malaise and abdominal swelling.Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a type 2 circumferential sigmoid colon cancer.Computed tomography suggested the cancer infiltrating bladder and abdominal wall with abscess.Because of locally advanced infiltration, the patient was treated with capecitabine plus oxaliplatin(CapeOX) plus bevacizumab therapy after loop-colostomy.After 2 courses of chemotherapy, a CT revealed tumor reduction and increased abscess, which was punctured drainage...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650858/-a-case-of-unresectable-advanced-gastric-cancer-treated-by-seven-courses-of-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-s-1followed-by-conversion-surgery-achieved-five-year-relapse-free-survival
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Tetsushi Nakajima, Haruhiko Cho, Yoichiro Okubo, Kazuki Kano, Yukio Maezawa, Kousuke Ikeda, Takanobu Yamada, Takashi Ogata, Takaki Yoshikawa
The patient is a 51-year-old man.Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed gigantic type 3 gastric cancer.Enhanced abdominal CT demonstrated a gigantic mass of 15×7 cm in the stomach, and a large number of peritoneal dissemination with moderate amount of ascites.The patient was diagnosed with cT4aN3bM1(peritoneal dissemination), Stage IV gastric cancer(JPN ver8)and was treated by chemotherapy with docetaxel(40mg/m / 2 day 1)plus cisplatin(60mg/m2 day 1)plus S-1(80mg/m2 day 1-14).After 7 courses of chemotherapy, peritoneal dissemination was disappeared...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650840/-a-case-of-effective-palliative-care-with-cart-for-refractory-ascites-associated-with-cancerous-peritonitis-of-gastric-cancer
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Junji Kawada, Masaya Nishino, Tomoki Hata, Takayuki Ogino, Hiromitsu Hoshino, Miho Okano, Kenichi Nagai, Yongkook Kim, Masaki Okuyama, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
Refractory ascites associated with cancerous peritonitis causes abdominal tension and reduced oral intake. Frequent ascites drainage can cause rapid worsening ofa patient's general condition. Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART)for refractory ascites was first covered in 1981, and the general conditions ofpatients and their symptoms could be improved after undergoing CART. Herein, we report a case of effective palliative care with CART for refractory ascites associated with cancerous peritonitis...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616239/cricopharyngeal-myotomy-with-thulium-laser-through-flexible-endoscopy-proof-of-concept-study
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Stefano Siboni, Alberto Aiolfi, Chiara Ceriani, Gian Eugenio Tontini, Luigi Bonavina
Background and study aims : Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum has proven feasible, but electrocautery and CO 2 laser technology carry the risk of collateral thermal injury. Thulium laser septum incision may overcome this limitation. We describe for the first time the use of thulium laser through flexible endoscopy in a small cohort of patients with Zenker diverticulum. Patients and methods : Thulium laser septum division was performed via flexible endoscopy under general anesthesia in consecutive symptomatic patients with primary or recurrent Zenker diverticulum...
April 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610757/the-subtypes-of-microscopic-colitis-from-a-pathologist-s-perspective-past-present-and-future
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Peter Johan Heiberg Engel, Anne-Marie Kanstrup Fiehn, Lars Kristian Munck, Martin Kristensson
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, encompassing a triad of chronic diarrhea, normal endoscopy and characteristic histological findings. MC embraces two histological subtypes described as lymphocytic colitis (LC) and collagenous colitis (CC). The diagnostic criteria of MC were established several years ago and the histological description of LC and CC was based almost exclusively on heamatoxylin-eosin (HE) stained sections. Since the establishment of the diagnostic criteria, important changes have occurred in the concept and diagnostic methods of MC: the emergence of the entity "microscopic colitis incomplete" (MCi), comprising collagenous colitis incomplete (CCi) and lymphocytic colitis incomplete (LCi) and pathologists' increasing use of special stains in everyday diagnostics...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589170/computerized-tests-to-evaluate-recovery-of-cognitive-function-after-deep-sedation-with-propofol-and-remifentanil-for-colonoscopy
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Xavier Borrat, Marta Ubre, Raquel Risco, Pedro L Gambús, Angela Pedroso, Aina Iglesias, Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach, Àngels Ginés, Jaume Balust, Graciela Martínez-Palli
The use of sedation for diagnostic procedures including gastrointestinal endoscopy is rapidly growing. Recovery of cognitive function after sedation is important because it would be important for most patients to resume safe, normal life soon after the procedure. Computerized tests have shown being accurate descriptors of cognitive function. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the time course of cognitive function recovery after sedation with propofol and remifentanil. A prospective observational double blind clinical study conducted in 34 young healthy adults undergoing elective outpatient colonoscopy under sedation with the combination of propofol and remifentanil using a target controlled infusion system...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578351/endoscopy-and-sedation-an-inseparable-binomial-for-the-gastroenterologist
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Javier Crespo, Álvaro Terán
The development of endoscopy and its increasing demand among the population have led to a growing need for propofol-based sedation techniques. Benefit is indisputable for both patients and endoscopists, but some aspects require considering the "who" and "how" of sedation as related to safety and health care costs. Propofol is first-choice in endoscopy for the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy because of its fast onset of action and short half-life, and many reports exist on its safety when used by gastroenterologists rather than anesthesiologists...
April 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573830/gastric-mucormycosis-in-a-liver-and-kidney-transplant-recipient-case-report-and-concise-review-of-literature
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G Alfano, F Fontana, D Francesca, G Assirati, P Magistri, G Tarantino, R Ballarin, G Rossi, E Franceschini, M Codeluppi, G Guaraldi, C Mussini, F Di Benedetto, G Cappelli
Mucormycosis is an uncommonly encountered fungal infection in solid organ transplantation. The infection is severe and often results in a fatal outcome. The most common presentations are rhino-sino-orbital and pulmonary disease. We describe a rare case of gastric mucormycosis in a patient with a combined liver-kidney transplant affected by glycogen storage disease type Ia. A 42-year-old female patient presented with gastric pain and melena 26 days after transplantation. Evaluation with upper endoscopy showed two bleeding gastric ulcers...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571300/erythroderma-and-extensive-poikiloderma-a-rare-initial-presentation-of-dermatomyositis-a-case-report
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H M M T B Herath, B S D P Keragala, S P Pahalagamage, G H C C Janappriya, Aruna Kulatunga, C N Gunasekera
BACKGROUND: Dermatomyositis is a humoral-mediated inflammatory myopathy with symmetrical proximal muscle weakness and dermatological manifestations such as Gottron's papules, heliotrope rash, periungual abnormalities, and flagellate erythema. Erythroderma is a severe and potentially life-threatening dermatological condition with diffuse erythema and scaling involving more than 90% of the skin surface area. Poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans refers to mottled hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation of the skin with in-between telangiectases and areas of atrophy and is considered a variant of mycosis fungoides...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560507/clinical-course-of-rhinosinusitis-and-efficacy-of-sinonasal-evaluation-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-review-of-1589-patients
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Gwanghui Ryu, Min Young Seo, Kyung Eun Lee, Hyo Yeol Kim, Hun-Jong Dhong, Seung-Kyu Chung, Sang Duk Hong
INTRODUCTION: Rhinosinusitis in patients who undergo kidney transplantation (KT) might have specific clinical characteristics due to immune status of recipients. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical course of rhinosinusitis after KT and to evaluate the efficacy of routine sinonasal evaluation before KT. METHODS: The study included 1589 kidney transplant adult patients who underwent preoperative sinonasal evaluation including sinonasal symptoms, nasal endoscopy, and plain X-ray between November 1994 and December 2013 (19 years)...
March 20, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552871/ent-tests-for-assessing-the-allergic-patient
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C Cavaliere, D Rosati, D Messineo, S Masieri
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a disease that afflicts a large percentage of the world population. It concerns both allergists and otolaryngologists, therefore it is important for both specialists to be aware of the characteristics of a patient who suffers from AR. Often, patients complain of nasal breathing difficulty only, initially not reporting any other symptoms typical of AR. In this brief review, the most important investigations, physical examination, nasal endoscopy, nasal peak flow and rhinomanometry, are described...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549437/treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-the-pediatric-patient-an-evidence-based-approach
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REVIEW
Mery Munoz-Persy, Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a unique form of non-IgE-mediated food allergy characterized by esophageal eosinophilic infiltration that commonly causes dysphagia and food impaction in children and adolescents. Assessing the efficacy of dietary restrictions or drug therapies to achieve clinical and histologic resolution of EoE through randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses has resulted in new evidence-based guidelines. Avoiding food triggers is the only therapy targeting the cause of the disease...
March 17, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546569/a-case-of-duodenal-malignant-lymphoma-presenting-as-acute-pancreatitis-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-immunosuppressive-therapy-as-risk-factors
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Reiko Yamada, Takashi Sakuno, Hiroyuki Inoue, Hiroshi Miura, Toshifumi Takeuchi, Yasunori Shiono, Hiroaki Okuse, Misaki Nakamura, Masaki Katsurahara, Yasuhiko Hamada, Kyosuke Tanaka, Noriyuki Horiki, Yoshiyuki Takei
A 49-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with pancreatitis. He was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus at 34 years of age and was being treated with oral tacrolimus (3 mg/day) and predonine (10 mg/day) for the past 15 months. The computed tomography (CT) scan showed the mass lesion had invaded the pancreatic head via thickening of the duodenal wall. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed the all-round ulcerative lesion from the superior duodenal angle to the descending portion. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL)...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545852/positive-association-between-leptin-serum-levels-and-disease-activity-on-endoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-case-control-study
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Fabiola Trejo-Vazquez, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Gabriela Alejandra Villela-Ramirez, Yolanda Ortiz-Castro, Panfilo Mauricio-Saucedo, Edith Cardenas-Vargas, Mariana Diaz-Baez, Miguel A Cid-Baez, Rodrigo Castañeda-Miranda, Jose Manuel Ortiz-Rodriguez, Luis Octavio Solis-Sanchez, Margarita L Martinez-Fierro
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD) and indeterminate colitis. As these subtypes of IBD display important differences in the behavior of the natural course of the disease, the identification of non-invasive markers for IBD is important. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum levels of 10 adipokines and their association with endoscopic activity in IBD. The 10-protein profile (C-peptide, ghrelin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glucagon-like peptide-1, glucagon, insulin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, resistin and visfatin) was evaluated using serum from 53 participants (23 UC and 11 CD patients, as well as 19 controls) from Zacatecas (Mexico) by using the Bio-Plex Pro Human Diabetes 10-Plex Panel (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533199/eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-and-other-eosinophilic-gut-diseases-distal-to-the-oesophagus
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REVIEW
Marjorie M Walker, Michael Potter, Nicholas J Talley
Under normal physiological conditions, eosinophils are present throughout the gastrointestinal tract distal to the squamous oesophagus. Increases in their numbers signify primary and secondary eosinophilic conditions. The rare primary eosinophilic diseases eosinophilic gastroenteritis and eosinophilic colitis affect fewer than ten in 100 000 people, and are characterised by numerous mucosal eosinophils, distributed in sheets and sometimes extending from the mucosa into the submucosa. Pathogenesis of these diseases is poorly understood, but food allergies and intestinal dysbiosis have been implicated...
April 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511770/-inflammatory-bowel-disease-what-does-the-clinician-want-to-know-from-the-radiologist
#17
REVIEW
C Primas, H Vogelsang, M Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease is a complex and challenging disease. In diagnosis and the course of disease both radiology and endoscopy play a vital role. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the questions asked by the clinician. Depending on the situation (clinical presentation of the patient, laboratory results) these questions can vary considerably and should be answered using the most appropriate imaging technique. Therefore, in the authors' view, a close cooperation between the clinician and the radiologist is imperative to provide optimal care for the patients...
March 6, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508272/laparoscopic-treatment-of-gastro-gastric-fistula-after-rygb-technical-points
#18
Arnaud Pasquer, Elise Pelascini, Gilles Poncet, Maud Robert
PURPOSE: Postoperative abdominal pain after Roux en Y gastric bypass associated with gastro esophageal reflux is difficult to manage. A gastro-gastric fistula can be the etiology and besides pain and weight regain, it can also be revealed by a dilatation of the excluded stomach and duodenum. METHODS: We present the case of a 45-year-old woman who had a medical history of revisional RYGB after failure of gastric band. She recently complained of recurrent epigastric abdominal pain and biliary GERD...
March 5, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496425/endoluminal-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-locally-recurrent-or-persistent-esophageal-cancer
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Amandeep S Taggar, Kenneth L Pitter, Gil'ad N Cohen, Mark Schattner, Hans Gerdes, Arnold J Markowitz, David Ilson, Paul Brady, John J Cuaron, Karyn A Goodman, Abraham J Wu
PURPOSE: Management of locally recurrent or persistent esophageal cancer (EC) after standard chemoradiation is challenging. This study updates our experience of treating medically inoperable EC patients with endoluminal high-dose-rate brachytherapy (EHDRBT) including the patients treated with a novel multiballoon channel centering esophageal applicator. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Thirty-three consecutive patients with early-stage primary (n = 7), posttreatment persistent (n = 7), and recurrent (n = 19) EC treated with EHDRBT at our institution were included...
February 26, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482082/metastatic-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-synchronous-carcinoid-tumour-mimicking-appendicitis-a-case-report
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Q B Tran, R Mizumoto, S Ratnayake, B Strekozov
INTRODUCTION: Silent metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as appendicitis is very rare. Rare pathologies may be encountered during common operations such as appendicectomy and an awareness of possible alternative pathological entities would be helpful in a surgeon's wealth of knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 63-year-old man presented with a three-day history of acute abdominal pain suggestive of appendicitis. Intra-operatively, a macroscopically inflamed and perforated appendix was found...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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