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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324599/risk-factors-incidence-and-morbidity-associated-with-obstetric-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Jacob Ruiter-Ligeti, Sophie Vincent, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Haim Arie Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk factors, incidence, and morbidity associated with the diagnosis of obstetric Clostridium difficile infection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study on women admitted for delivery using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample from the United States. The delivery admission records of pregnant women were reviewed between 1999 and 2013. After adjusting for demographic and clinical characteristics, we assessed risk factors for the diagnosis of C difficile infection using unconditional logistic regression...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301587/foodborne-botulism-due-to-ingestion-of-home-canned-green-beans-two-case-reports
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Dorothea Hellmich, Katja E Wartenberg, Stephan Zierz, Tobias J Mueller
BACKGROUND: Foodborne botulism is a life-threatening, rapidly progressive disease. It has an incidence of less than 10 cases per year in Germany and mostly affects several previously healthy people at the same time. The only specific treatment is the administration of botulism antitoxin. According to the German guidelines administration of antitoxin is recommended only in the first 24 hours after oral ingestion of the toxin. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old white woman and her 51-year-old white husband presented with paralysis of multiple cranial nerves and rapidly descending paralysis approximately 72 hours after ingestion of home-canned beans...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279643/meckel-s-diverticulitis-masquerading-as-acute-pancreatitis-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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C Danny Darlington, G Fatima Shirly Anitha
Meckel's diverticulum is a remnant of the proximal part of the vitellointestinal duct and is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. It may either remain asymptomatic or present with myriad of clinical presentations. Gastrointestinal bleeding is the most common presentation in children whereas it is intestinal obstruction in the case of adults. We report a 9-year-old boy who presented with acute onset of periumbilical pain and nonbilious vomiting. His clinical and laboratory parameters were unremarkable, except for serum amylase levels...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212105/-german-society-of-gastroenterology-digestive-and-metabolic-diseases-dgvs-position-statement-on-endoscopic-decompression-in-acute-ileus
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Martin Götz, Georg Braun, Ralf Jakobs, Helmut Messmann, Eduard F Stange, Markus M Lerch
In patients with ileus with dilated intestine in imaging studies, endoscopic decompression appears a feasible option. However, its use is often uncritical and without scientific evidence. Before considering endoscopic intervention, CT-imaging should differentiate between mechanical obstruction and paralytic ileus/intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Tumor diagnosis and localisation are essential because the latter determines the choice of the decompression procedure. Coecal dilatation of more than 12 cm indicates an increased risk of perforation...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184340/treatment-related-fluctuations-in-guillain-barre-syndrome-and-the-conundrum-of-additional-cycles-of-plasmapheresis
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Subasree Ramakrishnan, Veerendrakumar Mustare, Mariamma Philip, K Thennarasu, Sunder Periyavan
Introduction: In Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS), worsening of weakness or disability after initial period of recovery or stabilization is described as treatment-related fluctuations (TRF). Aim: This study aims to describe the clinical characteristics and outcome of six patients with GBS and TRF. Patients and Methods: Six patients with GBS fulfilling NINCDS criteria, evaluated at a tertiary care university hospital during 2008-2017, were diagnosed to have TRF...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157273/effect-of-daikenchuto-tj-100-on-gastrointestinal-symptoms-following-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-patients-with-colon-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nobuaki Hoshino, Kenji Kawada, Koya Hida, Toshiaki Wada, Ryo Takahashi, Mami Yoshitomi, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: Postoperative paralytic ileus can be a difficult complication for both surgeons and patients. Causes and treatments have been discussed for more than two centuries, but have not yet been fully resolved. Daikenchuto (TJ-100, DKT) is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine. Recently, some beneficial mechanisms of DKT to relieve paralytic ileus have been reported. DKT can suppress inflammation, increase intestinal blood flow, and accelerate bowel movements. Therefore, we have designed a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of DKT on postoperative gastrointestinal symptoms following laparoscopic colectomy in patients with left-sided colon cancer at a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110733/sigmoid-volvulus-in-children-a-case-report
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Fayza Haider, Nabeel Al Asheeri, Barrak Ayoub, Eizat Abrar, Jawad Khamis, Hasan Isa, Husain Nasser, Fatima Al Hashimi
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid volvulus is frequently reported in the "volvulus belt" (Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, and South America) and is the third leading cause of large bowel obstruction in North America. It is an uncommon problem in children and adolescents, and is rarely considered a diagnosis in this group. A high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose sigmoid volvulus in children. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 13-year-old Arabian girl who came with features suggestive of intestinal obstruction...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110087/outcomes-of-open-versus-laparoscopic-surgery-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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José M Quintana, Ane Anton-Ladislao, Santiago Lázaro, Nerea Gonzalez, Marisa Bare, Nerea Fernandez de Larrea, Maximino Redondo, Eduardo Briones, Antonio Escobar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Susana Garcia-Gutierrez
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare the effectiveness of laparoscopic with that of open surgery up to 2 years after intervention in patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients with rectal cancer who underwent surgery (laparoscopic or open) between June 2010 and December 2012 in 22 acute hospitals. Main outcomes were mortality, complications, reoperation, readmission, and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), as measured using the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-Q30 and Q29, the Barthel Index (BI), and the Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire at baseline, 1 year, and 2 years after surgery...
January 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082060/paralytic-ileus-secondary-to-methamphetamine-abuse-a-rare-case
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Mark Aidan McKelvie, Yuksel Gercek
Methamphetamine hydrochloride, colloquially referred to as "crystal meth," is a potent psychoactive amphetamine derivate. Methamphetamine produces stimulant effects in the user including increased energy and alertness as well as inducing intense euphoric symptoms and suppressing appetite through its dopaminergic, serotonergic, and adrenergic actions. Use of methamphetamine can adversely affect cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal physiology leading to significant morbidity. We present a rare case of paralytic ileus secondary to methamphetamine abuse which has only once before been described in the literature...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071091/the-use-of-the-renalguard-system-in-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-first-in-man-prospective-observational-feasibility-pilot-study
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Heyman Luckraz, Ramesh Giri, Benmjamin Wrigley, Anne-Marie Hennessy, Johann Nicholas, Alan Nevill
OBJECTIVES: As proof of concept, this prospective, observational study assessed the feasibility and early clinical outcomes of performing on-pump cardiac surgery with the RenalGuard system. BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is reported in up to 30% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and is a recognised independent predictor of both morbidity and mortality. Forced diuresis with the RenalGuard system reduces the incidence of AKI during percutaneous coronary intervention procedures but its use in cardiac surgery has not been explored...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045026/feasibility-of-laparoscopic-surgery-after-stent-insertion-for-obstructive-colorectal-cancer
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Hideharu Shimizu, Ryoto Yamazaki, Hideo Ohtsuka, Itaru Osaka, Kunio Takuma, Yasuhiro Morita
INTRODUCTION: A growing number of patients with obstructive colorectal cancer are being treated with self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) followed by laparoscopic resection. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of stent insertion and laparoscopic surgery for obstructive colorectal cancer and to compare these outcomes to regular laparoscopic surgery for non-obstructive colorectal cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of patients with a malignant colonic obstruction who underwent SEMS placement followed by elective laparoscopic resection...
October 17, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985845/postoperative-paralytic-ileus-remains-a-problem-following-surgery-for-advanced-pelvic-cancers
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Jonas Amstrup Funder, Rikke Tolstrup, Betina Norman Jepsen, Lene Hjerrild Iversen
BACKGROUND: Paralytic postoperative ileus (POI) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after abdominal surgery. Despite increased awareness and implementation of various measures, POI remains a problem, perhaps moreso for those patients undergoing extensive oncological surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to describe the extent of POI after advanced cancer surgery in the era of contemporary treatment modalities of POI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent either abdominoperineal excision with transpelvic vertical rectus abdominal musculocutaneous (VRAM)-flap after anal cancer or pelvic exenteration at single institution from January 2012 to November 2013 was carried out...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985715/acute-transient-spinal-paralysis-and-cardiac-symptoms-following-an-accidental-epidural-potassium-infusion-a-case-report
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Martin Kreutzträger, Marcel A Kopp, Thomas Liebscher
BACKGROUND: To describe a case of an accidental epidural potassium infusion leading to an acute transient spinal paralysis and cardiac symptoms and review the literature on that topic. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an accidental infusion of 900 mg potassium chloride 7.45% (KCl) into the epidural space, which occurred during epidural analgesia in a 74-year-old patient suffering from immobilization due to lumbar back pain as well as from a paralytic Ileus...
October 6, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974305/ultrasound-guided-stellate-ganglion-block-improves-gastrointestinal-function-after-thoracolumbar-spinal-surgery
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Ke Peng, Juan Zhang, Wei-Rong Chen, Hua-Yue Liu, Fu-Hai Ji
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of stellate ganglion block (SGB) on gastrointestinal function after thoracolumbar spinal surgery. METHODS: Forty patients with thoracolumbar fracture scheduled for posterior spinal surgery were randomly assigned to 2 groups: ultrasound-guided SGB or sham (control group). After induction, ultrasound-guided SGB (n = 20) or a sham procedure (n = 20) was conducted with a 6-mL injection of 1% lidocaine or 0...
November 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954997/paralytic-ileus-as-the-first-presentation-in-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
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Naoto Fukunaga, Yasunobu Konishi, Takehiko Matsuo, Yoshiaki Saji, Tadaaki Koyama
A 78-year-old female was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of type A acute aortic dissection. There was a history of thrombosed aortic dissection six months prior and conservative management has been performed. Enhanced computed tomography showed type A acute aortic dissection with patent false lumen limited to the ascending aorta and ileus of the small intestine. Emergency hemiarch replacement was performed under mild hypothermic circulatory arrest and selective antegrade cerebral perfusion. Due to preoperative paralytic ileus, oral intake was initiated postoperative day four...
2017: Journal of Medical Investigation: JMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794593/laparoscopic-assisted-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-ectopic-pelvic-kidney
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Sujata K Patwardhan, Umesh Ravikant Shelke, Bhushan P Patil, Yash R Pamecha
PURPOSE: Patients with deranged renal functions have a number of associated factors which can impair healing of wound and increase postoperative morbidity. This study was conducted to assess the problems while managing ectopic pelvic kidney calculi using laparoscopic approach for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in chronic kidney disease patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with calculi in ectopic kidney with increased serum creatinine level secondary to obstruction were included in the study...
July 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742434/use-of-regional-anesthesia-techniques-analysis-of-institutional-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-for-colorectal-surgery
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Erik M Helander, Michael P Webb, Meghan Bias, Edward E Whang, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS(®)) protocols are well established, with the primary goal of optimizing perioperative care and recovery. The use of multimodal analgesia is a key component of these protocols, including regional analgesia techniques such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), transversus abdominis plane (TAP), rectus sheath blocks or continuous wound infiltration (CWI)/catheters, and spinal anesthesia. We compare and contrast regional anesthesia approaches in different institutional colorectal surgery ERAS protocols...
September 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645124/-paralytic-ileus-with-fatal-consequence-under-psychotropic%C3%A2-medication
#18
Ingo Runte, Ulrich Hamberger
In the area of Bielefeld there occurred a striking accumulation of four cases of death as a consequence of a paralytic ileus within a period of two years. All four patients suffered from a psychotic disorder and had taken psychotropic medication for many years. After exclusion of other causes, the anticholinergic effect of the psychotropic medication must be taken as the cause of death. A review of literature and pharmacological receptor profiles are presented. Therapeutic consequences are described in order to prevent more cases of death...
June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
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Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579583/a-case-of-intussusceptions-at-two-parts-of-the-ileum-caused-by-an-ileus-tube
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Yutaka Okagawa, Kohichi Takada, Hiroki Sakamoto, Takumi Miura, Shigeki Abeshima, Junji Kato
An 87-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for paralytic ileus, and she was treated using an ileus tube. Although her symptoms improved, abdominal fullness developed again on day 3 after ileus tube insertion. Abdominal computed tomography indicated intussusceptions at the ileum and the terminal part of the ileum;therefore, an emergency surgery was performed. During the surgery, antegrade intussusceptions were found in the ileum 60cm from the ileocecal valve and the terminal part of the ileum into the ascending colon...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
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