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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781072/ascites-index-a-novel-technique-to-evaluate-ascites-in-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-concept-proof-study
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Piotr Robert Szkodziak, Piotr Czuczwar, Wojciech Wrona, Tomasz Paszkowski, Filip Szkodziak, Sławomir Woźniak
OBJECTIVES: Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is an important step in infertility treatment. In some cases, however, ovar-ian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) can occur. In its severe forms, ascites is likely to develop, associated with dyspnea. The aim of this study was to explore the usefulness of Ascites Index (AsI), a new tool for quantitative determination of ascites in patients with OHSS, to obtain data for planning further trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twelve patients with OHSS and ascites were included in the study...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776352/surgical-peripheral-iridectomy-via-a-clear-cornea-phacoemulsification-incision-for-pupillary-block-following-cataract-surgery-in-acute-angle-closure
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Aiwu Fang, Peijuan Wang, Rui He, Jia Qu
BACKGROUND: To describe a technique of surgical peripheral iridectomy via a clear-cornea tunnel incision to prevent or treat pupillary block following phacoemulsification. METHODS: Description of technique and retrospective description results in 20 eyes of 20 patients with acute angle closure with coexisting visually significant cataract undergoing phacoemulsification considered at risk of postoperative papillary block as well as two pseudo-phakic eyes with acute postoperative pupillary-block...
May 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770638/factors-associated-with-pain-following-intravitreal-injections
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Seong Hwan Shin, Sung Pyo Park, Yong Kyu Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate factors associated with pain intensity following intravitreal injection and factors that might be associated with changes in pain intensity in patients who received repeated injections. METHODS: A total of 172 eyes (147 patients) were prospectively enrolled. Patients rated their pain from 0 to 10 using a visual analogue scale. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to evaluate factors associated with pain score. Sixty-eight patients evaluated their degree of pain more than once and were divided into three groups according to changes in pain during repeated injections...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766654/prospective-short-term-feasibility-study-of-perioperative-suprapubic-catheters-in-laparoscopic-colectomy
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Sayaka Nagao, Yoshihisa Saida, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Asako Takahashi, Tadashi Higuchi, Hodaka Moriyama, Toru Niituma, Manabu Watanabe, Koji Asai, Shinya Kusachi
INTRODUCTION: Here we report a prospective study on whether a temporary suprapubic catheter (SPC) can be safely inserted as a substitute for transurethral balloon catheterization during laparoscopy-assisted colectomy. METHODS: Our subjects included 52 cases who gave informed consent to have an SPC inserted. These subjects were selected from cases who underwent laparoscopy-assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer from October 2014 to August 2015. RESULTS: An SPC was inserted into 45 of the original 52 cases...
May 16, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751813/ruptured-caesarean-scar-ectopic-pregnancy-a-diagnostic-dilemma-in-a-resource-limited-setting
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Atem Bethel Ajong, Bruno Kenfack, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Philip Nana Njotang
BACKGROUND: Caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) remains a very rare form of ectopic pregnancy associated with serious life threatening obstetric complications and even death in case of late diagnosis and treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a ruptured caesarean scar pregnancy in a 29 year-old gravida 5, para 3 with a past obstetric history of two consecutive caesarean sections done 9 and 5 years ago respectively. The patient presented with intermittent lower abdominal pains on a 20 weeks gestation associated with mild epigastralgia and 2 previous episodes of mild pervaginal bleeding (2 and 1 months ago respectively before consultation) managed with injectable progesterone...
May 11, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738325/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-in-a-real-world-setting-complications-and-outcomes
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Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Freya Wellhöner, Nicolas Richter, Benjamin Heidrich, Henrike Lenzen, Port Kerstin, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the Alfapump, an automated low-flow pump system for the treatment of refractory ascites (RA) as an alternative for repeated large-volume paracentesis in patients with contraindication for placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 21 consecutive patients with RA and contraindication for a placement of a TIPS, the Alfapump was implanted at Hannover Medical School between December 2012 and May 2016...
May 7, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721399/emergency-management-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-clinical-review
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Tracy MacIntosh
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) has a high mortality rate; early antimicrobial therapy is essential for improving patient outcomes. Given that cirrhotic patients are often coagulopathic, the perceived risk of bleeding may prevent providers from performing a paracentesis and ruling out this potentially deadly disease. We examine the pathophysiology and risk factors for SBP, and current guidelines for its diagnosis and treatment. We then review the time-sensitive nature of performing a paracentesis, and the current controversies and contraindications for performing this procedure in patients at risk for SBP...
March 1, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703002/embolic-retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-occlusion-after-peribulbar-triamcinolone-injection-a-case-report
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Gang Li, Dongdong Xu, Zhirou Hu, Hui Li
RATIONALE: Retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion is a vision-threatening complication of therapeutic injections in the facial region. The early identification and early treatment are necessary to reduce the risk of harm to the patient. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report an extremely rare case of embolic retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion after peribulbar triamcinolone injection in a patient with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. DIAGNOSES: Central retinal artery occlusion...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690960/is-hepatovenocaval-syndrome-a-different-entity-from-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-children
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Iqra Mushtaq, Zafar Fayyaz, Nadeem Anjum
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate between clinical and demographic spectrum, and outcome in hepatovenocaval syndrome (HVCS) and Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children Hospital, Lahore, from January 2014 to January 2017. METHODOLOGY: All children less than 18 years of age, presenting with ascites and visible veins over abdomen, flanks and back were enrolled in the study...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664840/malignant-ascites-validation-of-a-novel-ascites-symptom-mini-scale-for-use-in-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Ram Eitan, Oded Raban, Daliah Tsoref, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Gad Sabah, Lina Salman, Effi Yeoshua, Avi Ben-Haroush
BACKGROUND: Ascites is a common finding in patients with ovarian cancer. Paracentesis is a relatively simple, safe, and effective procedure for draining fluid from the peritoneum, but valid quality-of-life tools are needed to determine its subjective value for alleviating symptoms and improving patient quality of life. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the performance of a novel Ascites Symptom Mini-Scale (ASmS) and compare it with a previously available questionnaire...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624508/viscoleastic-tamponade-applied-to-the-ocular-surface-for-enhanced-control-of-gaseous-egress-from-the-anterior-chamber-during-final-bubble-titration-in-dmek-surgery-the-polite-burp
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Christopher S Sales, Ana Alzaga Fernandez, Zane Anwar
PURPOSE: To present a novel technique for enhancing the surgeon's control over the volume of air or gas that is "burped" from the anterior chamber during final bubble and intraocular pressure (IOP) titration in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. METHODS: After ascertaining that the intracameral bubble is either too large and/or has rendered IOP too high, a bead of ophthalmic viscoelastic is applied to the ocular surface over a paracentesis incision, which is then depressed in the usual fashion to burp gas from the anterior chamber...
April 5, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609068/cost-effectiveness-of-early-insertion-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-for-recurrent-ascites
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Nicole T Shen, Yecheskel Schneider, Stephen E Congly, Russell E Rosenblatt, Yunseok Namn, Brett E Fortune, Arun Jesudian, Robert S Brown
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Treatment options for recurrent ascites resulting from decompensated cirrhosis include serial large volume paracentesis and albumin infusion (LVP+A) or insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). Insertion of TIPSs with covered stents during early stages of ascites (early TIPS, defined as 2 LVPs within the past 3 weeks and less than 6 LVPs in the prior 3 months) significantly improves chances of survival and reduces complications of cirrhosis compared to LVP+A...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605778/cirrhosis-following-single-anastomosis-duodeno-ileal-switch-a-case-report
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Vincent Kirkpatrick, Rena C Moon, Andre F Teixeira, Muhammad A Jawad
INTRODUCTION: Single anastomosis duodeno-ileal switch (SADI-S) involves a single, loop duodeno-ileal anastomosis with omission of the traditional Roux-en-Y distal ileo-ileal anastomosis. Not much has been published on the complications of SADI-S. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 40 year-old male who underwent robot-assisted SADI-S three years prior. At the time of surgery, his body mass index (BMI) was 69 kg/m2 . His BMI was 31 kg/m2 at the time of presentation...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583043/effect-of-oral-administration-of-robenacoxib-on-inhibition-of-paracentesis-induced-blood-aqueous-barrier-breakdown-in-healthy-cats
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Emily K Sharpe, Jessica M Meekins, James K Roush, Amy J Rankin, Butch KuKanich
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of oral administration of robenacoxib on inhibition of anterior chamber paracentesis (ACP)-induced breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) and assess whether robenacoxib can cross an intact BAB in healthy cats. ANIMALS 12 healthy adult domestic shorthair cats. PROCEDURES Cats received robenacoxib (6-mg tablet in a treat, PO; n = 6) or a control treatment (treat without any drug, PO; 6) once daily for 3 days, beginning 1 day before ACP. One eye of each cat served as an untreated control, whereas the other underwent ACP, during which a 30-gauge needle was used to aspirate 100 μL of aqueous humor for determination of robenacoxib concentration...
April 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577177/ocular-pharmacokinetics-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-after-weekly-supplementation-in-rabbits-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometer
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Archit Kumar, Mini P Singh, Tripti Rungta, Ajay Patial, Savita Verma Attri, Bikash Medhi, Radha Kanta Ratho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The protective role of vitamin D supplementation has recently been shown to be present in various ocular inflammatory diseases. The oral supplementation of vitamin D may take time to achieve adequate levels in intraocular fluids. Therefore, the present study was performed to understand the ocular pharmacokinetics of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25D3) in aqueous humor after weekly supplementation of 25D3 in rabbits. METHODS: A total of 21 rabbits were fed orally with 25D3 (7...
March 26, 2018: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577037/chylous-ascites-a-review-of-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Richa Bhardwaj, Haleh Vaziri, Arun Gautam, Enrique Ballesteros, David Karimeddini, George Y Wu
Chylous ascites (CA) is a rare form of ascites that results from the leakage of lipid-rich lymph into the peritoneal cavity. This usually occurs due to trauma and rupture of the lymphatics or increased peritoneal lymphatic pressure secondary to obstruction. The underlying etiologies for CA have been classified as traumatic, congenital, infectious, neoplastic, postoperative, cirrhotic or cardiogenic. Since malignancy and cirrhosis account for about two-thirds of all the cases of CA in Western countries, in this article we have attempted to reclassify CA based on portal and non-portal etiologies...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566477/severe-intraperitoneal-hemorrhage-from-pseudoaneurysm-after-a-large-volume-paracentesis-successfully-treated-with-microcoil-embolization
#18
Soo Hyung Ryu, Dong Il Kwon
Large-volume paracentesis-induced intraperitoneal hemorrhage due to pseudoaneurysm formation is rarely reported. Here, we present a 56-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis admitted for massive ascites. Large-volume paracentesis was performed. Three days later, he became pale and complained of dyspnea and abdominal distention with hypotension. Percutaneous iliac angiography revealed contrast media leakage from a branch of the left circumflex iliac artery with pseudoaneurysm. He was successfully treated with microcoil embolization...
March 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560689/does-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease-impact-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-efficacy-and-safety
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Janesh Lakhoo, Senthil S Gunasekaran, R Peter Lokken, Andrew J Lipnik, Charles E Ray, James T Bui, Ron C Gaba
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: There are currently limited data available summarizing the clinical outcomes and safety of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) in cases of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study aimed to assess efficacy and safety of TIPS in patients with advanced CKD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients (M :F 8 :9, age 55 years, MELD 24) with grade 4-5 CKD who underwent TIPS for ascites (n = 7) or varices (n = 10) were analyzed...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560289/use-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-in-trauma-examination-skills-in-the-evaluation-of-non-trauma-patients
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Parisa P Javedani, Gregory S Metzger, Jeremy R Oulton, Srikar Adhikari
Study objectives Although the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) examination was initially developed for rapid evaluation of trauma patients, the basic skillset required to perform a FAST examination provides valuable information that may alter a non-trauma patient's clinical course. The objective of this study was to determine the utility of the FAST examination in the emergency department management of non-trauma patients. Methods Cases in which the FAST examination was used to direct care in non-trauma patients were retrospectively reviewed...
January 16, 2018: Curēus
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