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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/28522952/clinical-outcomes-of-sigmoid-colon-volvulus-identification-of-the-factors-associated-with-successful-endoscopic-detorsion
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Tomoya Iida, Suguru Nakagaki, Shuji Satoh, Haruo Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kaneto, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although multiple treatment options exist for the management of sigmoid colon volvulus, no study has examined the factors associated with successful endoscopic detorsion. This study aimed to examine the clinical course of patients with sigmoid colon volvulus and to identify factors related to successful endoscopic detorsion. METHODS: This study included 30 cases (21 patients) of sigmoid volvulus from among 545 cases of intestinal obstruction at a single center...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491877/nodular-regenerative-hyperplasia-a-case-of-rare-prognosis
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Mindy Lee, Manhal Izzy, Ashwin Akki, Kathryn Tanaka, Harmit Kalia
Introduction: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is a known etiology of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Cases of biopsy-proven NRH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients have been described. While these patients often have normal synthetic liver function, several reports described disease progression to liver failure. Case: We here present a 26-year-old woman with history of congenital HIV on antiretroviral therapy complicated by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at age 14. CD4 counts have been >300 with undetectable viral load...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485000/simultaneous-diagnosis-of-familial-achalasia-report-of-two-cases
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Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience with two cases of familial achalasia in which the involvement of genetic inheritance was suspected. CASE PRESENTATION: These cases consist of a man in his thirties and his mother in her sixties. The son consulted the Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine at our institute with dysphagia, and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor with a maximal diameter of approximately 50 mm...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484157/hematopoietic-neoplasms-accompanied-by-severe-enterocolitis-due-to-aeromonas-species
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Yuka Miyamoto, Kengo Udaka, Etsuko Sekimoto, Hironobu Shibata, Kanako Otsuka, Keiko Mori, Toshio Shigekiyo, Shuji Ozaki
Aeromonas species are known to be a cause of diarrhea and acute enterocolitis. However, only a few cases have been reported and the pathophysiology of Aeromonas infection has not as yet been clarified. We experienced 2 cases developing severe enterocolitis during the course of hematological malignancies, specifically multiple myeloma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Both patients presented with watery diarrhea that persisted for more than a week, followed by bloody diarrhea. Total colon endoscopy showed multiple ulcers on the mucosa from the sigmoid colon to the rectum, and biopsies from the ulcer revealed infiltration of neutrophils and eosinophils in the mucosa and submucosa...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465855/emergent-minimally-invasive-esophagogastrectomy
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Thomas Fabian, Dorothy Chiaravalle, Jeremiah Martin
Introduction. Esophageal perforation in the setting of a malignancy carries a high morbidity and mortality. We describe our management of such a patient using minimally invasive approach. Methods. An 83-year-old female presented with an iatrogenic esophageal perforation during the workup of dysphagia. She was referred for surgical evaluation immediately after the event which occurred in the endoscopy suite. Minimally invasive esophagectomy was chosen to provide definitive treatment for both her malignancy and esophageal perforation...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462653/management-of-ampullary-tumours-in-children-still-a-challenge
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P Fernandez-Eire, J L Vazquez Castelo, M Herreros Villaraviz, B Fernandez Caamaño, J Gonzalez-Carreró, F Ausania
This study describes the case of the youngest patient ever reported with ampullary adenoma. The incidence of ampullary adenomas in childhood is unknown. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound are used in adults to assess and treat these lesions, although there are no instruments designed specifically for use in young children. A six-year-old girl was admitted for abdominal pain, vomiting, pruritus and weight loss. Abdominal ultrasound showed biliary tree (8mm) and pancreatic duct dilatation (4mm)...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459055/video-nasoendoscopic-assisted-transoral-adenoidectomy-with-the-peak-plasmablade-a-preliminary-report-of-a-case-series
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Chao-Yin Kuo, Yuan-Yung Lin, Hsin-Chien Chen, Cheng-Ping Shih, Chih-Hung Wang
Objectives. The primary objective for this study is to evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, surgical applicability, and outcome of the pulsed electron avalanche knife (PEAK) PlasmaBlade in transoral adenoidectomy under direct visualization using video nasoendoscopy. Patients and Methods. In this series, six cases of adenoid hypertrophy showing varying clinical presentations in relation to its clinical course were surgically treated using a PEAK PlasmaBlade. Before and after surgery, all patients underwent nasal endoscopy to define the grading of hypertrophic adenoids and postoperative outcome...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458507/endoscopy-and-cross-sectional-imaging-for-assessing-crohn-s-disease-activity
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Ryan W Stidham, Raymond K Cross
Crohn's disease (CD) is principally characterized by chronic and recurrent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly found in the ileo-colonic region. The chronicity and severity of intestinal inflammation together contribute to progressive, cumulative, deep, transmural intestinal damage, including stricturing, obstruction, abscesses, and fistulae. Both intestinal inflammation and its chronic complications result in a range of symptoms subsequently leading to patient presentations with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and anemia related to intestinal blood loss...
July 2016: Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432283/efficacy-and-safety-of-single-balloon-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Zhanjun Lu, Yu Qi, Jianjun Weng, Lei Ma, Xinjian Wan, Rong Wan, Lungen Lu, Hang Zhao
BACKGROUND Single-balloon endoscopy (SBE) has been introduced as a simplified endoscopy technique after the promotion of double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). The difference in clinical performance between DBE and SBE is still not very clear. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety between these 2 endoscopic procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 173 patients with suspected small bowel disease were enrolled into this study from January 2007 to December 2011. All cases were divided into DBE or SBE groups according to the endoscopic procedures they underwent...
April 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428517/-a-hematogenous-metastasis-from-scirrhous-gastric-cancer-to-the-uterus
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Masatake Taniguchi, Masanobu Hyodo, Munetoshi Tsukahara, Takashi Watanabe, Shoichi Shinohara, Hirofumi Hayashi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Hirotake Satoh, Masaki Okada, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Alan Kawarai Lefor
A 46-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of nausea. Endoscopy revealed scirrhous gastric cancer, and abdominalcomputed tomography revealed peritonealdissemination. She was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer and treated with S-1 plus CDDP combination chemotherapy. After 4 courses of chemotherapy, the primary tumor and peritoneal dissemination were considered clinically stable, but the uterus grew rapidly. She was diagnosed as having uterine metastasis based on cervicaland endometrialsmear class V cytology...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419588/endoscopic-treatment-of-intraductal-pancreatic-stent-fragmentation
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Mateusz Jagielski, Marian Smoczyński, Anna Jabłońska, Krystian Adrych
OBJECTIVES: Complications of endoscopic treatment are reported more and more often due to popularization of pancreatic endotherapy. Our study presents the results of treatment in patients with intraductal pancreatic stent fragmentation diagnosed during endotherapy of chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 2496 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures which were performed in 607 patients at Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit of the University Clinical Center in Gdansk...
April 17, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414996/a-case-of-multiple-synchronous-quadruple-cancers-of-the-stomach-sigmoid-colon-rectum-and-pancreas
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Atsushi Nanashima, Tetsuro Tominaga, Takashi Nonaka, Kouki Wakata, Masaki Kunizaki, Shuichi Tobinaga, Yorihisa Sumida, Shigekazu Hidaka, Naoe Kinoshita, Terumitsu Sawai, Takeshi Nagayasu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple primary neoplasms are relatively rare, but their incidence has increased because of aging and improvements in diagnostic imaging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old man presented with epigastric pain. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, an ulcer was seen at the gastric angle, and biopsy showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (AC). Colonoscopy demonstrated a 15-mm lesion in the sigmoid colon and a submucosal lesion in the lower rectum...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386502/transumbilical-surgery-for-duodenal-stenosis-in-a-child-with-situs-inversus-the-first-report
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Isamu Saeki, Yu Ueno, Wataru Mukai, Reisuke Imaji, Takashi Akiyama
Background. Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly with a reported incidence of only 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 live births. Congenital duodenal stenosis complicated with situs inversus is an even rarer entity. Case Presentation. A 1-year-old girl with situs inversus who had undergone a hemi-Fontan procedure against a single ventricle in our hospital was referred to our department for vomiting and failure to thrive. An upper gastrointestinal contrast study and endoscopy revealed duodenal stenosis. A transumbilical radical operation as a minimally invasive surgery was successfully performed...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385468/approach-attitudes-and-knowledge-of-general-practitioners-in-relation-to-helicobacter-pylori-is-inadequate-there-is-much-room-for-improvement
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A D Cano-Contreras, O Rascón, M Amieva-Balmori, S Ríos-Gálvez, Y J Maza, A Meixueiro-Daza, F Roesch-Dietlen, J M Remes-Troche
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection is one of the most common infections in humans. Due to its worldwide prevalence, a series of guidelines and recommendations has been developed for the appropriate screening, diagnosis, and management of patients with Hp infection. AIM: To evaluate the approach, attitudes, and knowledge of a group of Mexican general practitioners in relation to Hp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted that evaluated the knowledge of Hp diagnosis and treatment through the application of a questionnaire...
April 3, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374181/diclofenac-does-not-reduce-the-risk-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-in-low-risk-units
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Mia Rainio, Outi Lindström, Marianne Udd, Johanna Louhimo, Leena Kylänpää
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have an inhibitory role in pathogenesis of pancreatitis. Guidelines from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommend routine rectal administration of 100 mg of diclofenac or indomethacin immediately before or after ERCP for all patients without contraindications. AIMS: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of diclofenac in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) in a high-volume, low-PEP-risk ERCP unit...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373768/colonic-ulcerations-may-predict-steroid-refractory-course-in-patients-with-ipilimumab-mediated-enterocolitis
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Animesh Jain, Evan J Lipson, William H Sharfman, Steven R Brant, Mark G Lazarev
AIM: To investigate management of patients who develop ipilimumab-mediated enterocolitis, including association of endoscopic findings with steroid-refractory symptoms and utility of infliximab as second-line therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients at our center with metastatic melanoma who were treated with ipilimumab between March 2011 and May 2014. All patients received a standard regimen of intravenous ipilimumab 3 mg/kg every 3 wk for four doses or until therapy was stopped due to toxicity or disease progression...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353200/asymptomatic-acute-hepatitis-e-in-a-female-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Kazuyuki Suzuki, Ichiro Kumagai, Yuichi Yoshida, Akio Miyasaka, Yasuhiro Takikawa, Ryoichi Kamiya, Kouryo Kondo, Akinobu Kato, Toshimi Chiba, Hiroaki Okamoto
We present a 60-year-old female patient with asymptomatic acute hepatitis E that was fortuitously detected during the course of ulcerative colitis (UC). She was admitted to hospital on October 30, 2015. Endoscopy and histological examination of the colon showed typical findings of UC. All parameters of liver function tests were normal on this date. Combination therapy with oral prednisolone and mesalazine was started and intravenous administration of infliximab once every 8 weeks was added later. Her symptoms gradually improved after these treatments, and she was discharged on February 7, 2016...
June 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350747/short-article-small-intestinal-mucosal-injury-in-patients-taking-chemotherapeutic-agents-for-solid-cancers
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Maria P Dore, Giovanni M Pes, Alberto Murino, Bianca Quarta Colosso, Marco Pennazio
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy for cancer is a systemic treatment often associated with side effects than can be debilitating and, in some cases, life-threatening. Few data are available on intestinal enterotoxicity. Wireless video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method of imaging the small intestine. This study presents the results of VCE in patients with solid tumors undergoing antineoplastic regimens with agents, notably for toxicity for the gastrointestinal mucosa (i.e. carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil, methotrexate, and cisplatin)...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324140/surgical-management-of-iatrogenic-perforation-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-15%C3%A2-years-of-experience-in-a-single-center
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Christoph Holmer, Christoph A Mallmann, Marlis A Musch, Martin E Kreis, Jörn Gröne
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) tract perforation during endoscopy is a rare but severe complication. The aim of this study was to determine predictors of morbidity and mortality after iatrogenic endoscopic perforation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All cases with iatrogenic endoscopic perforation receiving surgery at a tertiary referral center in a 15-year period (2000-2015) were retrospectively analyzed. Demographics, type of endoscopy, site of perforation, operative procedure, morbidity and mortality were analyzed...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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